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Dermal Fillers | Thread LiftsThere a millions of men and women out there who want to look as young on the outside as they feel on the inside, and who can blame them. Advancements in anti-ageing treatments now mean that there are more options than ever for giving your face a youthful glow, without having to go under the knife.

Whether your intention is to simply prevent the signs of ageing from appearing, or to actively improve the look of wrinkles, sagging skin, or even age spots, there are a number of treatments to suit your individual needs.

If you are looking for effective anti-ageing solutions that don’t involve surgery, try one of the following treatments:

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Perfect for improving the skin of patients with deep wrinkles, age spots and mildly sagging skin, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a powerful tool when it comes to creating the appearance of youthful skin. Bursts of pulsed light energy are passed across the surface of the skin, which uses heat to vaporize and peel the top layers of skin. It is also encourages the body to create more collagen in the treated areas, continuing to stimulate younger looking skin. You will be able to see results almost immediately after treatment, however it can continue to improve up to 5 months after the procedure has been completed. What’s even more enticing about the treatment, is that it can last for many years afterwards.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have continued to grow in popularity over the last few years, with more women than ever choosing to have the facial fillers to enhance their features. Dermal fillers can be used on both the upper and lower areas of the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to provide volume in areas of the face that may be looking gaunt or sunken, such as the cheeks and lips. The number of treatments that you will need depends entirely on the look that you want to achieve, which will be discussed with you during your consultation. Dermal fillers are created from a form of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin.

Thread Lifts

Thread lifts are essentially a non-surgical facelift, which raises areas of the face to give you smoother, more youthful skin. The treatment is non surgical, therefore there is no need for a general anesthetic whilst it is taking place. The procedure usually takes in between 30 to 60 minutes to perform and can last as long as 18 months before you need top-up treatments. The thread lift is most suitable for people who are concerned about wrinkled eyes, deep folds, sagging cheeks or jowls.

Deciding on the treatment that is right for you will be completely dependent on the look that you want to achieve. You can discuss options regarding your treatment with one of our expertly qualified nurse practitioners, who can suggest the best course of treatment to help you reach your goals. To find out more information, call our Manchester skin clinic on 0161 839 7663.

dermal fillers juvedermDermal fillers are experiencing a surge in popularity. With celebrities openly admitting to turning to fillers to restore volume, there has been a sudden increase in demand for the revolutionary injectable. But if you’re thinking of having dermal filler treatment it’s important you do your research – as not all dermal fillers are the same.

When first exploring aesthetic treatments, especially injectables, it can be a slightly overwhelming experience. In the modern day, where aesthetic treatments are quickly becoming the norm, there can be so much choice. That makes choosing a reputable, experienced practitioner all the more important. An experienced practitioner will have tried and tested a number of different brands and dermal filler types, and will be able to explain which one is most suitable for you.

At Skin Medical we only use products we believe in. All of our dermal fillers are part of the Juvéderm range. Whilst there are hundreds of different dermal fillers brands and ranges available, Juvéderm is one of just five brands which has received FDA approval – which means that it has been thoroughly tested and is safe and effective. We offer the full Juvéderm range, including the revolutionary new Vycross collection.

If you’re considering dermal fillers but are worried they might be painful, you’ll be pleased to know that one of the unique attributes of Juvéderm dermal fillers is that they contain lidocaine – a numbing agent that makes the injections more comfortable. Studies have shown Juvéderm lip fillers to be less painful than Restylane, another popular dermal filler brand. The same study also found that the Juvéderm filler used (Volbella, part of the new Vycross collection) lasted longer than the Restylane fillers and had higher patient satisfaction rates.

Just like our patients, our medical practitioners also prefer using Juvéderm to other types of dermal fillers. Through experience our practitioners know exactly what results are likely, and which type of filler is most suitable to deliver the desired result. Often less product is required than with other fillers, and the Vycross range is a far more flexible collection of dermal fillers – leading to a more natural appearance.

But it’s not just the type of dermal filler you should research – you should always carry out research into the practitioner too. Injection technique matters as much as the dermal filler and therefore an experienced practitioner is key to achieving a good result. All of our practitioners are medical prescribers, with a number of years of experience. They also regularly attend further training courses and have attended Allergan Masterclasses – meaning they’re up to date on all the latest techniques!

To book a consultation with one of our experienced medical practitioners, contact the Manchester clinic on 0161 839 7663 or book online.


iStock_000016104116_ExtraSmallMore and more people are turning to dermal fillers to provide volume and treat wrinkles, with approximate 6 million treatments being administered worldwide each year. A well-established treatment, the surge in popularity shows no signs of slowing down.

When deciding to have dermal fillers however there are some key questions you need to consider: which product and which practitioner?

There is an abundance of both products and practitioner and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the choice. Making an informed decision is key when it comes to dermal fillers, the results of which can last up to 12 months.



Which practitioner should I choose?

If you’ve decided you want to have dermal fillers, or even if you are just interested in finding our more information, the first step to take if choosing an appropriate practitioner.

The NHS recommend “cosmetic injectable treatments should only be carried out by an appropriately trained doctor, pharmacist, dentist or registered nurse in a clinical environment. They shouldn’t be carried out by beauty therapists who lack the necessary clinical background.” At Skin Medical we pride ourselves on our practitioners, who are fully-qualified medical nurses.

Whilst dermal fillers are well-established treatment it’s important to understand that sometimes thing can and do go wrong. As with any treatment there are a handful of risks which need to be considered. Medical practitioners are better able to deal with any complications that may arise and can provide appropriate medical advice.

Always ensure your practitioner is fully qualified and CQC registered before going ahead with treatment – carrying out research on your practitioner is just as important as the research you carry out the treatment.


Which type of filler should I have?

Here at Skin Medical we recommend the Juvéderm Vycross range, a natural-looking dermal filler. Other fillers can provide an ‘over-done’ effect; often, with traditional fillers, there can be a lack of expression in the face following treatment. The Juvéderm Vycross range is a flexible filler that moves with the face and provides a natural result – whilst still giving volume and smoothing and reducing wrinkles.

Before any treatment is carried out a tailored consultation would be carried out to establish what results you are wanting to achieve and to discuss all of the options available.

If you’re considering having dermal fillers, or any other aesthetic treatment, you owe it to yourself to make an informed decision. We pride ourselves on our practitioners and products, and the results we achieve.

If you’re interested in booking a free consultation, or in having dermal filler treatment, please contact the clinic on 0161 839 7663 (Manchester) or 0113 323 0735 (Leeds).

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Botox, as an anti ageing treatment, is one of the most popular choices amongst both men and women in the UK for actively reducing fine lines and wrinkles. In the past, the main demographic for these treatments has been older women, however, the ever-increasing power of the media has seen younger people choosing to have the procedure.

With this growing trend there has been much debate over what age a person should start having Botox injections – But the answer is, it is different for each individual!

Whether you want to reverse deep wrinkles that have already developed, or prevent wrinkles from forming in the first instance, there are different products and methods that suit better

Botox, as well as dermal fillers, work excellently as a preventative measure, however it must be maintained in order to remain effective. Botox is temporary filler, which usually lasts for around 6 months. So if you choose to have the treatment in order to stop wrinkles from forming, you must continue to have the injections. Most men and women who choose to have Botox as a preventative measure are in their mid-twenties and will continue with the treatments, as they grow older.

Those who choose to have treatments earlier will find that the number of treatments needed will lessen, as the Botox prevents their muscles from forming creases and wrinkles, keeping their skin looking young and fresh.

Regardless of age, if you are considering Botox treatments, speak to one of our medically qualified practitioners based in Manchester. We can offer you informed advice on the right treatment options for you. Call us now on 0161 839 7663 or book an appointment in Manchester here.

Dermal fillers | Botox injections | skin medicalAs we age, those deep lines and wrinkles on the face can become something that we dwell on. Especially when they seem to have appeared over night. Although it is a natural, unpreventable part of the ageing process, it isn’t a pleasant one – but you do have choices on how to address them.

Many people incorrectly believe that Botox is the only option for treating wrinkles, however there are other injectables that your plastic surgeon may suggest that you use to battle those fine lines. Although Botox is an option, there are also Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm that may be more suitable. But what is the difference between Botox and Fillers?

What Does Botox Do?

Botox has grown significantly in popularity over the last decade, due to its short-term improvement of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It can also be used for treating non-cosmetic ailments, such as excessive sweating and teeth grinding. It is a very safe injectable, that is both reliable and effective.

The effect that ageing has on our faces causes the tiny muscles under the skin to contract, which over time causes those pesky little wrinkles. When Botox is injected directly into these muscles, it creates a barrier, stopping the nerve impulses causing further contractions. The area where the solution is injected is then forced to relax, which smoothes the skin covering the creases. Having several rounds of Botox can not only improve the appearance of wrinkles, but help it to disappear altogether!

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers, much like botox injections, are used to treat those facial imperfections, such as wrinkles, that develop as we age. Fillers are also popular amongst younger men and women who want to enhance their natural features, by augmenting the cheeks, chin and especially for plumping the lips. Dermal Fillers can also be used to replenish fat loss and gauntness in the face, creating a fuller effect. The most popular areas that people treat with dermal fillers include:

  • Lips
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial lines Lines around the mouth
  • Cheeks
  • Hands
  • Acne scars
  • Frown lines

Juvéderm in particular, is extremely popular as it is so effective at improving lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as lip enhancement, and can last for over 12 months.

The amount of treatments that you will need for both Botox and Fillers depend completely on the look that you want to create, however results are usually visible within a matter of weeks.

Depending on the look that you want to create, your practitioner will advise you at your consultation on which procedure is best suited to your skin, its appearance and the effect that you wish to create.

Please contact the clinic on 0161 839 7663 to discuss your treatment options and to make an appointment for an initial consultation.


Recent research has shown that more and more middle-aged men are having Botox, in an effort to keep them looking younger.

Botox for men has had celebrity endorsement from the likes of Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsay; however it also appeals to the everyday man, as it is seen as a way to gain confidence and maintain a more youthful appearance.

As reported in the Daily Mail on the 5th October, an example provided in the research was that of a 35 year-old doctor. The doctor initially had Botox treatment to deal with tension headaches however he liked the cosmetic improvement so much that he decided to continue with the treatment, as it made him feel more confident amongst other professionals.

The doctor also stated that the benefits of Botox treatment far outweigh the associated risks, whilst emphasising the importance of finding an experienced practitioner to carry out the treatment.

Botox for men at Skin Medical is provided by Nurse Practitioner Helen Smith RN, Dip NIP at the Manchester clinic.

Please contact the clinic on 0161 839 7663 to discuss the treatment further and to make an appointment for an initial consultation and treatment.


The popularity of dermal fillers is increasing every year, even in spite of the ever looming recession and economic downturn. Modern dermal fillers, particularly those that are properly regulated, tested, FDA approved, and administered by a qualified and experienced practitioner, give patients a natural, refreshed look that enhances their natural beauty.

Read below for some advice from Juvéderm, one of the world’s most popular dermal filler brands, about proper aftercare to ensure that you get the best results from your fillers.


1. It is recommended that you do not wear any makeup for 12 hours following the treatment.

2. Avoid any extended exposure to the sun, UV rays and temperatures below 0°C after treatment.

3. It is normal for there to be slight redness, swelling and tenderness around the treated area immediately after treatment. These signs generally disappear within a few days, but make sure you contact your practitioner if they persist.

4. Do not enter a sauna or similar environment for 2 weeks following treatment.

5. The risk of bruising and bleeding may be higher if you are taking aspirin, high doses of vitamin C or any other anti-coagulants. Discuss any concerns that you have with your medical aesthetic practitioner.

6. If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse side effects, contact your practitioner immediately.

This may make dermal fillers treatment sound scarier than it is. As with any medical or aesthetic procedure there are some risks involved, but by following the correct aftercare instructions you will reduce these risks and aid the end results.

Juvéderm has also recently launched its This Is Me campaign, exploring why and what types of different people have dermal fillers. As fillers become more advanced and popular, they are used by a wider range of people for a greater variety of reasons. This Is Me also promotes the responsible use of fillers, such as by ensuring that the products are legitimate and that the clinics and clinicians are properly qualified: an important consideration when you are looking to undergo any cosmetic treatment.

If you have any questions about dermal fillers, your treatment, or if you want to find out more, take a look around our website or contact a member of our team using the form on the right.

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