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As we progress through the early years of our lives from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood we become smarter and stronger each day. However, once we hit our twenties the ageing process starts to kick in, bringing with it many signs on our face and body that show the world that we are getting old. In this post we will take a brief look at the process of skin aging, and how facial fillers can help you to fight them.

Facial Signs of Ageing

The first signs of ageing tend to appear on our face around about our early 30s. This is the age when our skin starts to lose its ability to produce collagen and elastin, which are the things it needs to help it stay firm and springy.  Once the amount of collagen and elastin starts to reduce, then repeated facial movements such as frowning and laughing will begin to leave marks on the face such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Our facial features can also begin to look more angular which tends to make us appear more tired and sad.  Our previous lifestyle choices, such as sunbathing, also come back to haunt us at this age as pigmentation can start to show up on our skin.

In our 40s, all of these issues can start to intensify, with the skin becoming drier, and therefore lines and wrinkles appearing more pronounced. Another issue is the loss of subcutaneous fat, which again decreases the amount of elasticity in our faces and can cause our skin to sag and can dramatically change our appearance.

How do we stop the signs of ageing?

Unfortunately, the ageing process is a natural process and it is virtually impossible to prevent it or stop it. However, there is good news in that we can slow it down and potentially reduce the impact on our face and body.

Firstly, we cannot emphasize how important diet and exercise are. Making sure your lifestyle is as healthy as possible, by eating the right things and incorporating exercise into your day is one of the ‘easiest’ ways to keep your skin looking as young as possible as well as reducing the impact of ageing on your skin.

Of course, there are also several treatments that Cheadle Facial Aesthetics offers, including cosmetic fillers, that can all help to reduce the impact of ageing on your skin. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth out lines and wrinkles, while lip injections can enhance lip volume and shape.  We also offer Botox, which is another treatment we can use to smooth forehead wrinkles and other lines on the face.

We offer a wide range of treatments here, that will help to keep you looking fresher and younger in a safe and non-surgical manner. If you are interested in any of our treatments, including an eyebrow lift, then please contact us today for a free consultation on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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The demand for such treatments as Botox and dermal fillers is showing no sign of slowing down, and in fact, recent research has shown that it is increasing by about 11% per year. Fillers have rapidly been accepted into many women’s beauty routines due to their versatile use – after all, you can use them for filling wrinkles as well as enhancing volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips and under your eyes. Based on our experiences as a provider of dermal fillers Wilmslow, we have pulled together this post telling you all you need to know about dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers & how do they work?

Dermal fillers are the name given to any injectable gel that is used to fill in wrinkles or provide volume in areas of soft tissue. Dermal fillers have many uses throughout the body but are most often used for treating areas of concern on the face and skin. Dermal filler gels tend to be made from calcium hydroxyapatite, collagen, hyaluronic acid, or synthetic polymers but the most common type tend to be hyaluronic acid.

The key uses for dermal fillers Hale are:

Augmenting and enhancing the shape of cheeks, chins, and noses

Defining and plumping the lips

Improving skin quality and texture, such as scarring

Lifting and filling in wrinkles

Smoothing out deep lines and folds

Tear trough correction of under eye bags and circles

Volumising and lifting the face

Dermal fillers work in different ways, depending on the type of filler used and how it is used, but in general, they work by plumping the area they are injected into thereby smoothing wrinkles and enhancing definition.

Do dermal fillers have any side effects?

Dermal fillers have been safely used for many years but it is important to recognise that there may be some side effects experienced. The most common side effects are bruising, pain, redness, and swelling. All of these side effects tend to be temporary and if you do suffer from them they are very easy to rectify. Bruising, redness and swelling will all disappear of their own accord quite soon after treatment, whereas pain can be treated with some type of numbing cream.

To find out more about dermal fillers Stockport, please visit our website or give us a call on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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Most people work hard all year round in order to look their best in summer. This might mean they adjust what they are eating and drinking or put more hours in at the gym. For other people, it may mean scheduling in some liposuction or booking in a breast enhancement so that their body is healed and ready for beach season. We see a rise in the number of people booking in for botox Stockport in the summer months as well, as it is a method of beautification that does not need months of preparation. This is one reason why Botox is a perfect summer treatment, as are the following:

Prevents summer squint lines

A lot of people would agree that a good summer consists of sunlight and water, but the combination of these two results in a lot of squinting. Squinting is bad for the eyes because excessive squinting can cause crow’s feet – which are the fine lines that radiate out from the corner of the eye. Botox not only eliminates these lines but can also prevent their appearance as well – as long as you remember to wear your sunglasses and not squint

Is minimally invasive and requires no recuperation time

If you’re anything like us, your summer calendar is packed full of fun activities for you and your family. So, the last thing you want is a beauty procedure that is going to take you a long time to recover from. The great thing about botox Wilmslow is that it is minimally invasive and does not require much downtime and so it won’t affect your plans. It is best to avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise for 48 hours after the injection, but other than that your plans shouldn’t need to be affected at all.

Don’t need to keep out of the sun

Some cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, require that you keep out of the sun for a period of time, which could be as long as a few weeks. This is a huge problem in the summer when the majority of the fun events will take place outside in the sunshine. Botox is a great way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, without having to avoid the sun for a lengthy period of time. It is always best to wear sun cream though, whatever cosmetic procedure you have had.

Keeps you looking young

Whatever your summer plans, be it cocktails on the beach, a cultured city break, or even a family road trip, we understand that you want to look your best while you are enjoying it. Botox lets you look more youthful while without having to clear your calendar or use up a holiday. It may take up to two weeks to see peak results though, so the sooner you have your first injection the better and then you can look youthful and refreshed all summer long.

At Cheadle Facial Aesthetics we are dedicated to helping our clients look their best and feel great about how they look. For a free botox hale consultation call us today on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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Botox for Wedding Season

by on July 9, 2018 | Posted in blog

Summer is fast approaching which can only mean one thing – it’s wedding season.  Many couples get engaged each year, and summer is always a popular time to tie the knot. This is probably because, despite the fact that the weather in the UK is not the most predictable, you are more likely to have a warmer and sunnier day in the summer months than you are in autumn/winter.  This popularity of the summer season for weddings, also means that we see a rise in the number of people having botox as well as everyone wants to look their best for the big day. Some people spend hundreds and thousands on beauty products and non-invasive surgery in the run-up to the big day in an attempt to look as flawless as possible.

There is a lot of pressure to look perfect at your wedding because the pictures will stay with you forever, and so it is important that you like how you look and feel confident in your skin. Botox is just one way for you to feel good on your day.

How Long Before the Wedding?

One question we get asked a lot is how long before the wedding should I get my first set of botox injections and we would usually recommend at least a month. This is because although Botox is a safe treatment it is always best to do a bit of a practice run – especially if you have never had it before. It can take between 7 and 14 days for the results of your first Botox injection to show up which is why we recommend a month before. We also recommend that you avoid extreme changes in temperature and alcohol for the first 48 hours after the procedure – so you need to take this into account when you are booking your injections and your hen or stag do.

Are there any side effects?

The injections you have with Botox are normally pretty painless but you may experience mild pain or some tingling during the process. There may also be some slight swelling afterward, but this should reduce within 30 minutes. Very occasionally some people experience mild bruising the day after, and although this is very uncommon it is one of the reasons we suggest you have the first injection a month in advance of your wedding day.

Where can I have botox?

Botox works well on areas of the face where there is muscle – so your forehead, frown lines and eye wrinkles. On your wedding day, you may experience a wide range of deep emotions which will show on your face. If you have deep lines on your forehead or crow’s feet in the corners of your eyes, then Botox will help to get rid of these before your special day.

Find out more about the botox injections at Cheadle Facial Aesthetics, including botox cost, by getting in touch with us on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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There will probably come a time in your life when you look in the mirror and decide that you might need a little touch up here and there. But, you may be wondering if botox Alderley Edge is the right answer for you. We quite often get asked lots of questions about our procedures, and the most common one is what is botox? If you have been reading our other blogs, you will know that botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the face to ease the signs of wrinkles – and it is one of the most common non-surgical facial treatments offered in the UK.

Here are some of the other common questions we get asked:

What makes the best candidate for botox?

Botox is best used as a preventative measure once you have seen the sign of wrinkles starting to prevent them from developing further. Therefore, the best candidate for botox is someone who only has a small number of lines on their face and is wanting to prevent more. It is also a great option for someone who doesn’t want more invasive surgery. If your wrinkles are already deep-set then you may be better with dermal fillers Alderley edge to help plump them up and ease them slightly.

Is there anyone who should avoid botox?

Botox is probably best avoided by those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are taking any medication, dietary supplements or have an illness such as asthma or diabetes then you need to let your aesthetician know as well. If you have the treatment and you have not revealed any illness that you have, then you may suffer from unpleasant side effects – it is always best to be open and honest and then we can give you the best advice.

How long does it take to recover from the botox injections?

Botox is a non-invasive surgery and so it usually doesn’t require any serious recovery time. Your face may swell slightly or show small signs of bruising but these will probably go down within a few hours. It is probably best to stay away from alcohol for a couple of days before your injection and to aid the healing process you should avoid both aspirin and ibuprofen for a week.

Will I be able to see the effects straightaway?

You probably won’t be able to see an immediate effect no, but the more injections you have the better the results will be. So, the second time you have the injections you will see results more quickly, and so on.

How long do the results of Botox last?

As you can probably imagine, it is different for every person, but in general, we would expect botox to last between 3 and 6 months. Remember, the more treatments you have, the better the results as Botox is a long-term strategy to help prevent the appearance of wrinkles by training the muscles not to move in a way which forms lines.

If you are interested in finding out more about facial aesthetics Alderley edge, and whether botox is the right treatment for you, then please call us for a free consultation on 0161 485 7636.

 

 

 

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Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are rapidly growing in popularity the world over – at the detriment of surgical procedures actually. More and more people are plumping for minimally invasive treatments such as the dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments that are popular at facial aesthetics Stockport – but why are they so popular?

Quick and Easy Solution

Facial aesthetics treatments tend to be quicker and simpler than traditional surgical procedures, not permanent, and therefore a lot cheaper.  This means that people who would normally have opted for a plastic surgery solution, are now going for the quicker and easier option instead.

Endorsed by celebrities

There are lots of celebrities living in the local area who regularly use facial aesthetics hale and this widespread acceptance has made it more socially acceptable for people to admit that they have had things ‘done.’ A great example of a popular celebrity who regularly has treatments is Kyle Jenner who regularly talks about the lip fillers she has, and how much more confident it makes her feel.

A wide range of treatments

There are lots of new treatments being introduced to the market on a daily basis, and we are keeping a close eye on them to see which ones would be interesting to our clients and that we can easily be trained in.

Health Benefits

Although an anti-wrinkle treatment may not seem like it is offering you a health benefit, there are actual symptoms that can be eased with the use of an anti-wrinkle treatment. For example, the same treatment for wrinkles can actually be used to cure excessive sweating if injected into your armpit and some migraine suffers have reported an easing in their symptoms after an anti-wrinkle injection (but this won’t work for everyone).

Encouragement from friends

Many people feel OK about telling their friends they have had dermal fillers or wrinkle treatments when their friends tell them how great they look, and this is great advertising for the sort of results that facial aesthetics can achieve! Sometimes we even have groups of friends who come in for treatments together and make a bit of an afternoon of it.

Repeat Business

As the majority of facial aesthetic treatments are not permanent, the injections will need topping up every few months in order to achieve the same effect. The length of time treatments last varies from 3 to 12 months, but it does mean that patients will come back regularly to have top-ups.

If you are interested in facial aesthetics Wilmslow and want to find out more about why they are so popular, why not make an appointment today? You can call us to request a free consultation on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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Chances are you have probably heard of botox treatment, the miraculous “cure” for fine lines and wrinkles that everyone is talking about. But how does it work, how long does it last, and what exactly can it be used for?

What is Botox?

Similar to dermal fillers, Botox is the name for a substance that is injected into skin. It is known to have an inhibiting effect on muscle movement, and so can help to stop fine lines and wrinkles from forming or from getting worse than they are.  The term Botox actually comes from the word ‘Botulous’ which means sausage! I know that doesn’t sound that glamorous but it is because the substance we use today is related to a naturally occurring poison which can sometimes be found in meat products that have gone off. Stick with us, it’s worth it we promise!

What is Botox used for?

Botox is probably best well-known for its youthful properties, preventing fine lines from worsening and helping to give the face a youthful appearance. However, it also has some less well known uses as well – did you know, for example, that it can be injected into the armpits to help stop excessive sweating?

How does Botox work?

When Botox is used in the face for cosmetic reasons, it blocks the nerve signals to certain muscles which relaxes them, and this in turn helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin.

What does the treatment involve?

Again, it is a series of injections to the face, and so it usually takes around 35 to 45 minutes. You may experience some slight bruising or swelling after treatment, but this should go down within 24 hours and in the meantime can be disguised with make-up.

Who should have this treatment?

This treatment is ideal for a wide variety of patients, especially those with fine lines and wrinkles. It can be really useful in improving the look of crow’s feet and frown lines for a period of time, but it will need to be topped up regularly to ensure a consistent result.

How long does Botox last?

Botox has a freezing effect on muscles that tends to last between 4 to 6 months. After the treatment you should be able to see results within an hour, with the main result being visible after about a week.

For more information on Botox or any of our other facial treatments, such as a brow lift, please call the team today on 0161 486 0743.

 

 

 

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Dermal Fillers Manchester: A Guide

by on May 21, 2018 | Posted in blog

One of the most popular treatments we offer here at Cheadle Facial Aesthetics is cosmetic dermal fillers.  But what are dermal fillers Manchester, and what areas can they be used to treat?

What are dermal fillers?

At around the age of 25, our body stops producing collagen and elastin, and these are the two compounds within our body which keep the skin elastic and the tissue underneath it nice and firm. Our skin therefore becomes not only drier and thinner, but lines and wrinkles also start to appear.

Dermal fillers are a substance (usually a naturally occurring acid) which is injected into the face in order to correct such facial imperfections which are caused by aging, and they can also be used to enhance your existing beauty, similarly to botox Manchester,  by being injected into your cheeks, lips and chin.

What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?

  • Acne scars
  • Cheeks
  • Crow’s feet (at the corner of the eye)
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines (between your eyebrows)
  • Hands
  • Lips
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Nasolabial lines (from the corner of your mouth to the chin)

What does the treatment involve?

The dermal filler treatment usually takes between 35 and 45 minutes and consists of a series of small injections in certain places on the face. As with any treatment which involves injections there may be some slight swelling or bruising afterwards, but this should soon go down. In the meantime, you should be able to cover it with make-up.

How long do dermal fillers last?

It varies according to the type of filler used and how your body reacts to it, but they usually last somewhere between 6 to 12 months.

What type of filler should I use?

There are many different types of dermal filler available, and we will advise you of the best one for you once we have discussed with you the effect you want to create on your face, your existing appearance and your skin.  All the dermal fillers we use are made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring, non-animal and fully biodegradable.

Who is this treatment best for?

Facial fillers like this are used on a variety of people’s faces, and they tend to be focused on reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles We have had some clients who have a high impact lifestyle, such as those who run a lot, and they like the way that the fillers add volume back to their face. This treatment is suitable, therefore, for everyone who wants a brighter and fresher appearance.

For more information on facial fillers or any of our other facial aesthetics treatments, please call the friendly team today on 0161 485 7376.

 

 

 

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Guide to Facial Aesthetics Manchester

by on May 14, 2018 | Posted in blog

As we start to get older, we can often see changes in our skin tone and smoothness – although these changes can also be caused by the environment and other lifestyle factors. It may be that when we look at ourselves in the mirror that we are unhappy with what we see happening to our faces, and this is where facial aesthetics Manchester comes in. Facial Aesthetics is the name given to non-surgical treatments that are used to define certain facial features (such as lips and brows) and soften others (such as fine lines and wrinkles). But what do these treatments involve?

Botox Injections

One of our most popular facial treatments is botox Cheadle. Botox (or Botulinum toxin) is an injection that is often used to relax facial muscles and so it can make crow’s feet and frown lines much less obvious. You don’t need any anesthetic for this treatment, all that happens is your skin is cleaned and then we inject the Botox into the areas of your face that you want to be treated – usually through a course of small injections in various points on the face over the course of a few minutes. You won’t see a difference straight away, it usually takes around 3 to 5 days for the injections to take effect, and sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. Botox injections tend to last about 4 to 6 months, and then you will just need to have regular follow up injections in order to maintain the look you desire

Dermal Fillers

A facial treatment that can be used in conjunction with Botox, dermal fillers are injections that are also used to fill out creases and wrinkles in the skin. They are also often used to increase the definition of and volume in areas such as cheeks and lips. There are lots of different types of fillers available, and the effects of them can last up to 2 years if done correctly.

Brow Lift

Again, as we get older we may start to suffer from a slight sag in the eyebrow area, which can make the eyes look dark and deep set. The brow lift service that we offer is a non-surgical alternative to the more traditional brow lift and involves a series of injections being placed into the muscles above the eye area that control the brow. This tends to naturally lift the brow, with the added benefit of smoothing away any small lines and wrinkles as well.

Lip Enhancement

The lips are one of the most integral parts of facial beauty, and so it should come as no surprise that many ladies want plumper lips. Our non-surgical lip-plumping treatments aim to give both definition and volume to thinner lips and can really give ladies (or gentlemen) much greater confidence in how they look.

For more information on any of our services, including brow lift Manchester, please call the friendly team today on 0161 485 7376 or by using the contact us form on our website.

 

 

 

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The Different Types of Brow Lifts

by on March 19, 2018 | Posted in blog

Aging can dramatically reduce your confidence. However, getting a brow lift in Alderley Edge with our team of professionals can boost your confidence. If you’re thinking about getting a brow lift in Manchester or Alderley Edge, the first question you have to answer is which type of brow lift do you want?

You want to look great for as long as you can, and a simple surgery like a brow lift can improve your appearance by leaps and bounds. It can reduce the signs of aging that creep up on your forehead and eyebrows. Depending on where your signs of aging are, a different procedure might be necessary.

Let’s look at what your options are.

 

Traditional

A traditional brow lift surgery is basic and involves making a long incision on the top of your head just under your hairline. After the incision is made, the surgeon lifts the skin away and maneuvers the muscles and fat underneath your skin.

Sometimes this requires the surgeon to trim extra muscle and fat, and sometimes even skin to create a smoother appearance in the brow of your face. Once this process is complete, your surgeon will close the incision.

In most cases, a traditional brow lift is recommended for individuals who are more advanced in the aging process.  If your brows sag over your eyes it’s time for a traditional brow lift.

 

Limited

If you have minimal signs of aging, then a limited incision might be a better option. While it is similar to the previously mentioned traditional brow lift, the limited version a surgeon will use two smaller incisions instead of one across the top. The incisions are typically on or near the temples. Once they make the incisions they’ll do the same by removing extra fat and skin via the incisions.

However, because the incisions are smaller, your surgeon will tend to work longer to get the same result. It also might not be right for you if you have quite a bit of looseness under the brow area of your face.

The procedure is really only used for sagging on the ends of your brows and doesn’t ease lines or wrinkles on the center of your forehead. Men and older individuals typically request this type of procedure to avoid incision lines they have to cover up.

 

Endoscopic Surgery

Similar to the limited incision lift, the incisions are made incredibly small and heal without any serious scaring. The procedure involves using an endoscope (AKA a tiny camera) guides the surgeon to the area where the surgery needs to happen.

Once the surgery starts the surgeon accesses a small tool kit that she uses to smooth your brow. The skin is never lifted, which allows the tissues to hold their position. The scope is removed from the fat and skin are removed and then the incisions are closed.

Clearly, this is a minimally invasive brow lift option. However, there is one caveat, the results of this type of brow lift are not permanent. They also don’t produce the most amazing results either.

 

Injectables

Another option if you’re looking for a brow lift in Manchester is injectables. Of course, choosing this option would be dependent on what your forehead looks like now. If you have a few simple lines on your brow, then you might not need a surgery. Instead, injectables like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport could be a better option for you.

These injectables use ingredients that keep your nerves from communicating with the muscles that create frown lines on your forehead, which creates a smoother appearance. In contrast with surgery, the injectables don’t last as long. Most often they only last a few months. So keep that in mind as well.

 

Facing Recovery

The different brow lift options available to you produce different results. Depending on the complexity of your surgery, one might be better than the next. Speaking to your surgeon is the best way to figure out which one is right for you. However, keep in mind the recovery. You’ll be advised to keep a cold compress on your skin, and you’ll also want to prop yourself up in bed while you sleep.

If you’re considering getting a brow lift in Manchester, then give us a call. We’ve spent years providing surgery for local residents, and we can walk you through the process so you can choose the right surgical option.

 

 

 

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