Glossary of Common Cosmetic Clinic Terms

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The following glossary contains terms and information about different conditions and treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic. For more information or to find out what treatments are best for you, simply contact us today on 01225 700072.

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Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be treated at Snowberry Lane Clinic using the most appropriate treatment, from a range available, to meet individual needs. Treatments include medical microdermabrasion, Obagi, Jan Marini glycolic peels and Fractora.
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Active Acne

Acne is a common but unpleasant skin condition affecting the face, neck, arms, back, chest and buttocks. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments to help you achieve a smoother, clearer complexion, including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, Agera RX non-chemical peels, Jan Marini glycolic peel and Fractora, Microdermbrasion.
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Ageing Skin

Lines and wrinkles are not the only signs of ageing skin. Enlarged pores, hyper-pigmentation, and a lack of elasticity are some of the others. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, Obagi, botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers are just some of the anti-ageing skin treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Age Spots

Age spots, pigmented patches or dark spots, hyper-pigmentation on the skin are signs of skin ageing and sun damage. Snowberry Lane Clinic has a range of treatments available to men and women to banish those blemishes, including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, and Agera RX non-chemical peels.
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Anti-Ageing

Fine lines and wrinkles are not the only signs of ageing skin. Enlarged pores, age spots, pigmentation and a lack of elasticity are some of the others. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, Agera RX non-chemical peels, botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers are just some of the anti-ageing skin treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Bi-Polar Radio Frequency

Bi-polar radio frequency combines infrared light to effectively re-contour the skin's surface and shrink fat cells, providing effective treatment to combat cellulite.
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Birthmarks

Birthmarks are either made up of blood vessels close to the skin's surface, or pigmented marks in which the colour of the birthmark is different from the colour of the rest of the skin, both can be treated or completely removed at Snowberry Lane Clinic with cosmetic laser surgery.
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Body Sculpting

Thanks to minimally invasive treatments with low down time, our variety of procedures including VelaShape, SmartLipo and easy diet, allow you to enhance the body as well the face. So you can look fitter and feel trimmer without resorting to surgery and general anaesthetics.
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Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin is a purified substance obtained from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into muscle tissue in small quantities, Botulinum toxin blocks the muscle's impulse, temporarily weakening the muscle and diminishes unwanted lines. Perfect treatment for fine lines and wrinkles and for maximum effect, dermal fillers can be used in conjunction.
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British Association of Doctors

Snowberry Lane Clinic is a member of The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD). Formed by doctors, BACD was formed to represent cosmetic medical practitioners in a unified manner, to maintain standards in cosmetic medicine, and to be a channel for ongoing education for its network of members.
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Cellulite

Cellulite is the expression used to describe pockets of fat, which are trapped and cause dimpling in the skin. SmartLipo, VelaShape are some of the treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic to help you achieve the shape you've always dreamed of.
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C-Esta Family

Part of the Jan Marini skin treatment range, C-Esta's range of products promote healthier, younger and fresher looking skin. It helps to tone muscles, improve facial contours and overall tighten the skin in the treated area.
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Collagen

Collagen is a protein that is used to fill in the skin, leaving a smoother, more toned, radiant look, perfect for fine lines and wrinkles.
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Cosmetic Laser Surgery

Cosmetic laser surgery is a non-invasive technique for treatment of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, ageing skin, Birthmarks, thread veins and permanent hair reduction. A hand held laser is passed over the area of skin improving the appearance of the skin, suitable for all types and colours of skin.
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Cosmetic Radio Surgery

Cosmetic radio surgery is a modern elegant method of removing raised skin lesions without cuts or stitches bringing excellent cosmetic results.
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Deeper Lines

Deeper lines and wrinkles occur because of a breakdown in the skin's natural support layers due to factors such as pollution, sun damage, as well as the body's natural ageing process. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments to help you achieve a fresher, brighter look, including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, Obagi, Jan Marini glycolic peels and micro peel.
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Ectropian

Ectropian is used to describe the sagging of the lower lid. Eye Bag Removal (Blepharoplasty) is a simple operation to improve the appearance of hooded upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids, removing excess skin and fat from eyelids, giving them a tighter and smoother look.
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Elos Technology

VelaShape is a revolutionary cellulite treatment featuring the cutting edge elös™ technology, which enables you to achieve a toned, contoured body, making you look and feel youthful.
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Eye Bag Removal

Eye bag removal (Blepharoplasty) is a simple operation to improve the appearance of hooded upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids, removing excess skin and fat from eyelids, giving them a tighter and smoother look.
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Eye Bags

Skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate, when it stretches, it begins to sag resulting to what we call eye bags. There are several causes for under eye bags. Some of these can be heredity, hormones, allergic reactions, as well as health issues or medications. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers Eye bag removal (Blepharoplasty), which is a simple operation to improve the appearance of hooded upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids.
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Excess Hair

Excess hair is a condition in which too much hair grows on the face or body. Snowberry Lane Clinic's cosmetic laser surgery means men and women now have the option of a simple, long-lasting result.
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Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Wrinkles and fine lines also known as 'laughter lines' or 'crows feet' occur because of a breakdown in the skin's natural support layers due to factors such as pollution, overexposure to the sun and as well as the body's natural ageing process. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, non-chemical peels, Jan Marini glycolic peels, and Fractora to help you achieve a fresher brighter look.
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Forehead lines

Forehead lines, frown lines, fine lines and wrinkles occur because of a breakdown in the skin's natural support layers due to factors such as pollution, over exposure to the sun, as well as the body's natural ageing process. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments to help you achieve a fresher, brighter look, including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, non-chemical peel, Jan Marini glycolic peels and micro peel.
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Forma

Forma is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that helps rejuvenate the skin. Using a patented Radio Frequency System (RFS), Forma generates a more youthful appearance by giving skin a more tightened and toned appearance – perfect for fine lines and wrinkles.
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Fractora

The Fractora treatment causes a rapid tightening of the skin, reducing blemishes and softens irregularities and scarring, perfect for treating fine lines and wrinkles, deeper lines, Rosacea, active acne and acne scarring.
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In-growing Hairs

The acne-like breakouts we know as 'shaving bumps' or Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, are the result of inflammation in the hair follicle brought on by shaving. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion and non-chemical peels are treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Jan Marini glycolic peels

Jan Marini skin care treatments are specifically designed to rejuvenate the skin to redress the signs of skin damage from ageing, exposure to the sun and acne.
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Laser Photo-Rejuvenation

Photo Rejuvenation can reverse the signs of ageing on the hands, face, neck and chest. Results are a fresher, brighter and more toned skin, giving you a new, more radiant look. Skin blemishes, freckles and age spots can also be effectively treated.
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Lip Enhancement

Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments to enhance the lip line. The PermaLip implant, is a soft cohesive gel silicon enhancing the lip line. For maximum effect, Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers can be used in conjunction.
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Medical Microdermabrasion

Medical microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin cells and smoothes the surface of the skin through a process of exfoliation. Medical microdermabrasion treats a variety of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, ageing skin, sun damage, Rosacea, active acne and acne scarring to help reveal a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.
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Microsclerotherapy

Microsclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment to improve the appearance of thread veins or spider veins.
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Minimally Invasive

Minimally invasive surgery uses newer technologies to perform operations through small incisions in the skin without the need for large incisions. The result is minimal scarring and quicker recovery times, so patients can look forward to a speedy return to normal activities.
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Moles

Moles and skin lesions can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Over time they can get darker and bigger so becoming more prominent. Snowberry Lane Clinic's cosmetic radio surgery can remove these with minimal discomfort and down time.
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No Scalpel Vasectomy

With a No Scalpel Vasectomy, the surgeon makes one tiny puncture so that the vas deferens can be reached and blocked. The new procedure can be carried out without the need for actual incision.
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Obagi

The Obagi Nu-Derm System, is a special skin care treatment, which penetrates deep into the skin's layers, most effective for ageing skin and fine lines and wrinkles, improving the skin to help it look younger and healthier.
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Permanent Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction is a permanent reduction in the re-growth of hair, ensuring effective treatment for people with Excess hair. Snowberry Lane Clinic's laser technology means men and women now have the option of a simple and more long-lasting result.
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Pigmented Patches

Pigmented patches or dark spots on the skin are signs of skin ageing and sun damage. Snowberry Lane Clinic has a range of treatments available to men and women to banish those blemishes, including cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, and non-chemical peels.
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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is widely used in the treatment of a variety of cancers, but is also very effective in overcoming severe acne, as well as sebaceous hyperplasia (small benign lumps under the skin).
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Radiage Wand

Forma is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that helps rejuvenate the skin. A Forma Wand™ is applied causing the collagen to contract and tighten, generating a more youthful appearance almost immediately, perfect for "crows feet" and frown lines.
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Radio Frequency Surgery

Radio frequency surgery is a safe, minimally-invasive, procedure that helps rejuvenate the skin, generating a more youthful appearance by giving skin a more tightened and toned appearance - perfect for fine lines and wrinkles.
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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic and unpleasant skin complaint, which causes inflammation of the skin, pronounced blood vessels, swelling and skin eruptions similar to acne. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, non-chemical peels and Fractora are some treatments available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Sculptra

Sculptra™ stimulates the production of collagen, improving fine lines and wrinkles, depressed scars, eye rings, and to restore volume to the face generally.
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Shaving Bumps

The acne-like breakouts we know as 'shaving bumps' or Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, are the result of inflammation in the hair follicle brought on by shaving, resulting in irritation and swelling. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion and non-chemical peels are some of the treatments available to help you achieve clearer more attractive skin.
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Skin Damage

Excessive dryness, fine lines, deeper wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation occur because of a breakdown in the skin's natural support layers due to factors such as pollution, sun damage, as well as the body's natural ageing process. cosmetic laser surger, medical microdermabrasion, non-chemical peels, cosmetic laser surgery, Jan Marini glycolic peels and Obagi are treatments to help you achieve a smoother, more toned complexion available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Skin Lesions

Skin lesions and moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Snowberry Lane Clinic's cosmetic radio surgery can remove these with minimal discomfort and down time, pigmented melanocytic naevus, Xanthelasma or Rhinophyma can also be effectively treated.
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SmartLipo

SmartLipo is a revolutionary concept in laser-assisted liposculpture, perfect for banishing cellulite. Liposuction might provide an answer for larger areas, but if you wish to avoid general anaesthesia, bruising and lengthy recovery periods SmartLipo may be what you are looking for.
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Spots

Spots are the result of the skin's response to the over production of sebaceous glands that create grease on our skin, sebum. Snowberry Lane Clinic offers a variety of treatments to help you achieve a smoother, clearer complexion, including cosmetic radio surgery, medical microdermabrasion, non-chemical peels, Jan Marini glycolic peel and Fractora.
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Spider Veins

Spider veins, thread veins or leg veins can appear on the face, legs or other parts of the body. Microsclerotherapy and cosmetic laser surgery are just some of the techniques that can help you achieve clearer, attractive skin available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Sun Damage

Excessive dryness, fine lines, deeper wrinkles are just some of the problems that sunshine can inflict on us. cosmetic laser surgery, medical microdermabrasion, Agera RX non-chemical peels, cosmetic laser surgery, Jan Marini glycolic peels and Obagi are treatments to help you achieve a smoother, more toned complexion available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Tattoo Removal

Many people get tattooed and then go on to regret the decision in later life. Thankfully there is a solution. Now part or all of a tattoo can be removed bringing pleasing results through a series of sessions of laser treatments at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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The Antioxidant Group

Part of the Jan Marini skin treatment range, the Antioxidant Group of products can protect against its impact and repair damage including Daily Face Protectant SPF30.
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The Bioglycolic Lightening

Part of the Jan Marini skin treatment range, the bioglycolic lightening range of products includes BioClear Serum and BioClear Cream, used as resurfacing agents to rejuvenate the skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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The Transformation Line

Part of the Jan Marini skin treatment range, the transformation line treatment stimulates collagen and the production of elastin to promote the repairing ability of the skin. Results are a visibly younger, brighter looking complexion.
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The Skin Zyme Range

Part of the Jan Marini skin treatment range, the skin zyme range includes exotic fruit enzymes – an effective and beneficial ingredient.
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Thread Veins

Thread veins are tiny red, blue or purple 'broken' blood vessels or capillaries and can appear on the face, legs or other parts of the body. Microsclerotherapy and cosmetic laser surgery are just some of the techniques that can help you achieve clearer, attractive skin available at Snowberry Lane Clinic.
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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, thread veins and spider veins can be treated with a variety of techniques available at Snowberry Lane Clinic including Microsclerotherapy and cosmetic laser surgery to help you achieve clearer, attractive skin.
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Vas Deferens

With a No Scalpel Vasectomy, the surgeon makes one tiny puncture with an instrument, which is then used to gently stretch the opening it has made so that the vas deferens can be reached and blocked using the same method as conventional vasectomy.
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VelaShape

VelaShape is a revolutionary cellulite treatment featuring the cutting edge elös™ technology, which enables you to achieve a toned, contoured body, making you look and feel youthful.
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Visia Complexion Analysis

VISIA Digital Complexion Analysis system creates your unique tailor made skin treatment programme based on your complexion. It helps show fine lines and wrinkles, spots, pores and sun damage and use this to design your skin treatment programme.