What are the different types of facial fillers?

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Facial fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment and their popularity comes with an extensive range of choices. There are a variety of fillers optimised for cheek rejuvenation, lip enhancement and general replenishment of fullness of the face.

Facial fillers

Many types of filler are available. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane treatments belong to this category and are used to treat facial areas associated with loss of volume, such as the naolabial folds and marionettes.

Restylane touch and Juvederm volbella fillers are often used in the lips with subtle but pleasing results. Juvederm voluma is formulated for the cheek area and can last up to 2 years.

How long do fillers take to work?

Fillers offer immediate results but it can take a few days to appreciate the final result.

Which patients are not suitable for these fillers?

Pregnant women and breastfeeding women must avoid these treatments.

Which filler is right for you?

There are a number of things you need to consider when you choose facial treatments.

If you wish to discuss which treatment is right for you, then call Dr Naila Usmani, Dermatologist consultant at Heaton Mersey Orthodontic centre, Stockport, for an appointment to discuss your options.

Dr Usmani is an experienced consultant dermatologist who can provide you with the right treatment for great results.

For more information, Call 0333-321-0029 to schedule your consultation.

Ageing Factors To Avoid And Ways To Improve Your Skin

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What causes skin to age?

Intrinsic ageing is a physiological process, often dependant on genetic factors, which cannot be reversed or slowed down. The extrinsic ageing is due to factors such as excessive UV exposure, environmental insults such as smoking and can be addressed by the following.

Reducing UV exposure

  • You can protect your skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreen daily. This should be a part of your daily routine, as habitual as brushing your teeth.
  • Apply sunscreen as directed on the label. Many people don’t put enough on, so be liberal when you apply it and reapply every 1 to 3 hours or more frequently after swimming, sweating or direct sun exposure.
  • Avoid sunbeds and wear a high factor sunscreen in the summer months and on sunny holidays.
  • Wearing sunglasses helps to reduce lines around the eyes caused by squinting.

Avoid smoking

Smoking speeds up the breakdown of collagen and constricts blood vessels which carry nutrients and oxygen to your skin. Smokers are more likely to get wrinkles earlier.

Avoid yo-yo dieting

Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia create stress, which can cause premature ageing of the skin and will also affect nails and hair.

Consider antioxidants

If you use a skin care product that has antioxidants, apply it in the morning before using sunscreen. Both products work in tandem to protect your skin from any damage.

Eat Avocados

Avocados are high in Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids that help to clear dead skin cells. They have glutamine – an amino acid that acts as a skin cleanser and protects from harsh environmental factors helping to prevent wrinkles.

Conclusion

Aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and fillers will help reduce signs of ageing. Please contact Dr Naila Usmani, consultant dermatologist on 03333210029 or email botoxmyskin@gmail.com

Dermal Fillers for Facial Scars

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About Dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a facial aesthetic treatment involving injections of hyaluronic acid or other chemicals into the skin. These treatments are effective in contouring, plumping and revitalising the skin.

Acne Patients and Scarring

Acne patients can suffer from a variety of types of scarring. 5 common types of acne scars are

  • Rolling – depression in the skin which look wide in size and shallow in depth.
  • Keloid – the scar extends beyond the limits of the original inflammatory papule.
  • Ice pick – narrow scars that create pits.
  • Hypertrophic – thickened scars raised above the skin surface
  • Boxcar – reminiscent of chicken pox scars, often found on the cheeks.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat certain types of acne scars such as rolling scars. It is a safe procedure offering excellent results to fill the depressions associated with acne scars.

Filler Dosage

For acne scars the dose of filler required varies and is dependent upon the patient’s facial anatomy. For such procedures it is best to see a qualified dermatologist to get the right dosage for your desired results.

The fillers usually give immediate and predictable results. The filler continues to modify the skin, and you may continue to see changes after a few months.

Long Term Benefits

The benefits of fillers for acne scarring include:

  • helping to break up the scar tissue
  • helping to stimulate collagen production
  • diminishing the appearance of scars

Short Term Benefits

The benefits include

  • Limited post procedure downtime
  • Immediate results
  • Results may last from several months to one year for most people

After The Treatment

Post treatment there may be some redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site for a few days. We often advise using a cold compress and oral paracetamol for any pain relief.

It is recommended that you avoid robust exercise and exposure to sun for at least 2 days after the treatment. You should avoid facial massage for 2 weeks after any type of a filer treatment with avoidance of alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.

Selecting The Right Filler

There is a lot of dermal fillers available and so it is essential to have a consultation before your treatment to determine what filler best suits your needs.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Dr Usmani is a consultant dermatologist specializing in Botulinum toxins and filler treatments for facial rejuvenation in Manchester and Huddersfield.

Book an appointment by contacting her through botoxmyskin@gmail.com or Call at 03333210029

When Should You See A Dermatologist

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As your skin ages, it loses resilience. Hormonal imbalances, environmental effects such as air pollution, viruses and UV rays, all contribute to tired-looking and damaged skin. Visiting a dermatologist can help improve and slow down the process of ageing.

Acne

Acne is one of the most common issues facing younger people but can affect people of all ages. It is particularly prevalent in the teenage years due to the hormonal changes that occur during puberty.

An excessive amount of sebum production together with an overgrowth of bacteria causes blackheads and inflammatory lesions such as pustules and spots. There is a range of different treatments for acne ranging from topical applications to oral medications, all of which can be very effective to prevent new spots occurring which will in turn minimize scarring.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is caused by over activity of the immune system. Skin cells form too quickly and pile up on the skin surface. The thickened patches of skin are known as plaques and may be itchy and sore and can sometimes crack and bleed. It can appear anywhere on the skin surface but is most common on face, legs, scalp, and elbows.

A wide range of treatments exists for this condition, which can be associated with significant psychological upset. Although psoriasis cannot cure, it can be kept in remission for lengthy periods of time.

Ageing Signs

Signs of ageing include loss of elasticity and fullness of the skin together with pigment changes often known as age spots. Using an appropriate sunblock to protect your skin against the harmful effects of ultraviolet light is strongly recommended. Smoking releases free radicals which cause damage to the skin and contribute towards ageing.

Dermatologists can offer advice on the best treatments to use to combat the visual effects of ageing.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting the UK population. There are many different types of skin cancer, many of which are very treatable if caught in the early stages. Most skin cancer is because of ultra violet light.

Routine checkups with a dermatologist are important especially if you notice non-healing lesions or new lesions on your skin that are changing in size, shape or colour.

Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a result of many causes, some of which can resolve on their own, whereas others may need input from a dermatologist.
Make sure you have a healthy balanced diet as this may help the health of your hair!

Infections

Various infections of the skin are caused by fungus, bacteria, and viruses. A dermatologist can diagnose the source of the infection and provide the most appropriate treatment for the type of infection you have.

Beauty products and allergic reactions

Some beauty products do not suit certain people’s skin and may cause contact allergies, causing redness and soreness of the skin. A dermatologist may be able to isolate the cause of the allergy and will be able to treat any inflammatory reaction of the skin.

Conclusion

Our skin is a great indicator of our overall health. Using the right products and protecting yourself from harmful UV rays is important. Dr. Naila Usmani is a consultant dermatologist who can treat your skin and advise you on the care and attention your skin requires.

Call us on 0333 321 0029 (or) contact us through drop an enquiry to get the better solution for your skin 🙂

Which Chemical Peel Suits You?

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Many people heard the term “chemical peel” but they don’t know what it entails and how it works? They don’t realise that there are various kinds of peels including some brand-new peels that are great for improving the skin appearance.

Types of Chemical Peel?

Lactic Peel

  • Contains the popular alpha hydroxy acids
  • Powerful ingredient which helps to reduce acne breakouts and appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing
  • Derived from the milk
  • Ideal for sensitive or dry skin
  • It has active ingredients such as retinol
  • If concerned about having an adverse reaction, then this peel looks easier on skin

Pigment Balancing Peel

  • Consists of high powered brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a powerful exfoliating acid solution, thus it accelerates cell renewal and improves hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin radiance and texture
  • Lightens dark spots and evens-out skin tone
  • Eliminates brown spots
  • Supports healthy collagen levels for firmer skin
  • Minimise wrinkles and fine lines
  • For desired effect – you need to use sunscreen

Glycolic Peel

  • It is a medium grade chemical peel – It targets the skin’s epidermis rather than penetrating down to deeper layers
  • The peels must be administered by an aesthetician or dermatologist
  • It rejuvenates the skin and fights aging
  • It improves acne by removing dirty layers, bacteria, dead skin cells
  • To shrink pores and improve overall skin tone
  • If used properly you will see positive results for several months

Beta Peel

  • It uses salicyclic acid to exfoliate the skin
  • It renews the skin by lifting dead cells from your face and it stimulates metabolism
  • You can quickly achieve substantial improvement in uneven pigmentation
  • It reduces acne scars and enlarged pores

Who can use chemical peels?

Usually, light-haired and fair-skinned patients are the ones who can use any chemical peel. Darker skinned people can also get good results, but it depends upon the type of problem they are trying to combat.

Before taking chemical peel inform your clinician if you have any scarring, cold sores, or facial X-rays in your history.

What to expect after a chemical peel?

This is very much depending upon the type of peel you have, a reaction such as sunburn may occur. Peeling usually, involves redness then followed by scaling, but this should disappear within 3 to 7 days.

Mild peels can be repeated at 1 to 4-week intervals until you get the look you are after.

You will need to avoid the sun for some days after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.

Conclusion

Chemical peel is very popular because it offers immediate results and is performed as an outpatient procedure.

Are you looking for a consultation regarding this chemical peels, which one is best for you and what you can expect? My Skin Design is an experienced and established UK based company offering this service. Highly trained certified professionals will sit and talk with you and explain exactly how it works, which treatment will suit you best and answer any further question you might have.

Call us on 0333-321-0029 to book an appointment

Is It Safe To Get A Facial After Botox?

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It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 24 hours after botulinum injections to get a facial.

Facial therapy can cause vasodilation of the facial vasculature, which may lead to bruising. Furthermore, the massage that occurs during facials can cause the botulinum toxin to disperse into unwanted areas, resulting in side effects such as lid and brow ptosis.

The general advice is to avoid exercising or any beauty treatments within the first 2 days after treatment to get the best possible results and avoid any potential side effects.

You must also avoid sun beds, chemical peels and laser treatments for at least a week.

Myskindesign is one of the best aesthetic clinics in the Manchester area. We have a highly trained team of medical professionals committed to creating natural results.

We are based at the Heaton Mersey orthodontic centre in Manchester and at the Wellfield House clinic in Huddersfield.

To find more about Myskindesign and our advanced injectable treatments contact us on 0333 321 0029 or email us info@myskindesign.co.uk

Benefits of Facial Massage

Benefits of Massage

As well as staying young, it’s important to stay looking healthy, so a facial massage should be an essential part of your beauty routine.

Why is facial massaging so effective in keeping your healthy glow?

Blood flow

Just as you massage aching joints after a long run to help repair your muscles, massaging your face encourages skin cells to rejuvenate. Massage stimulates blood flow, which is vital for keeping your skin lively and fresh.

And relax…

Release the tensions in your forehead and around your mouth by massaging out those tiny knots. This will also relax your skin, helping lines and shallow wrinkles almost disappear.

Give your skin a drink

When massaging your face masseurs often use a baby oil base which is kind to your skin. At home you can use a natural oil such as cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or even just sunflower oil to nourish and hydrate your skin.

DIY facial massage

If only we all had the budget for a bi-weekly facial massage (or even a full body one!). Facial massage is something that can very easily be done from the comfort of your own home.

First thing’s first: wash your hands. Your hands harbour bacteria, which you don’t want near your face.

Use gentle oil for your skin, and as I have mentioned you can find this in your kitchen. You may be put off by the smell of these basic oils and you can use essential oils to jazz it up a bit, but be careful not to use floral or citrus oils if you have sensitive skin.

Take a little oil in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together, warming the oil and covering your hands. Then start massaging:

1. Begin at the centre of your face on either side of the bridge of your nose, and move outwards and upwards using smooth curved movements, using either your fingers or your knuckles.

2. Return to your chin and with long strokes move upwards along the line of your jaw toward your cheek bones

3. With the flat of your palm or the heel of your palm use short upwards strokes from the centre of your forehead. Gradually move outwards along your eyebrows, continuing with the lifting movement.

There is a lot of discussion around what kind of movements you should make, between vertical, curved or circular strokes. Essentially you, just work with whatever makes you feel good.

You can focus on different parts of your face and potential ‘problem areas’ if you need to. Primarily ensure that most of your massage is moving up your face, rather than further encouraging the disparaging effects of gravity by dragging your face down and encouraging wrinkles.

You can sleep with leftover oil on your face over night for an intensive moisture boost, or simply wash off with warm water before patting your face dry.

Most importantly- enjoy it and relax!

Dr Naila Usmani
Consultant Dermatologist
MBChB, BSc(Pharm), MRCP

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