Around 10% of the population suffer from bruxism, more commonly known a tooth grinding, and this often goes unnoticed as it happens mainly at night. As well as damaging the surface an enamel of the teeth, bruxism can lead to over-developed jaw muscles, so faces can appear squarer and less feminine.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can remedy this with the use of Botulinum toxin injections to gradually reduce the amount of unwanted movement in the jaw and therefore reduce the size of the muscle. Botulinum toxin effectively freezes muscles by blocking nerve impulses so is most commonly used for reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. We inject small amounts of this into the Massester muscle in the corners of the jaw and within 1 to 2 weeks you will start to notice that you are grinding your teeth less. Initially you may find chewing food tiring but this will quickly subside and within 3 spaced out treatments you will notice visible results.

We will outline a bespoke treatment plan for you to obtain your desired results and will discuss follow-up treatments. Whilst the results are long-lasting, they are not permanent and the treatment does not require any invasive procedures or recovery time.

If you would like to know more about our botulinum toxin injections for jaw reduction or any of our treatments, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Jaw Reduction Without Surgery

One of the most sought after cosmetic procedures is rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, and people seek these out for various reasons, such as reshaping the bridge of their nose or lifting the tip. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have had great success reshaping and defining noses without scalpels or stiches with our non-surgical rhinoplasty.

We use high-quality dermal fillers to correct various imperfections such as a flat bridge, slight bumps on the bridge of the nose or lack of definition from previous surgical rhinoplasty. Prior to your treatment, you will have a free consultation so we can assess your nose and explore possible results. You do not require general anaesthetic for dermal filler treatments but we can apply a numbing agent to minimise any discomfort. The dermal filler is then injected in small amounts and massaged into place; this process takes about 15 minutes to complete. During the treatment you are awake and can hold a mirror so that you are in complete control of your results.

As it is a non-invasive treatment, you can go home straight after your procedure and do not require any recovery time, we do however advise that you avoid strenuous activity post-treatment to minimise the risk of bruising. The results are immediate and last 6-12 months before the dermal filler is naturally broken down and passed through your system. You can then decide whether or not you would like the treatment repeated.

To find out more about our non-surgical rhinoplasty or any of our other treatments, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Reshaping your Nose with Dermal Fillers
Skin Rejuvenation with the Obagi Nu Derm System

Even with regular exfoliation and a good skincare regime, sometimes our skin needs extra refreshing to help it look smooth, fresh and supple which can be achieved with a medium-level chemical peel. Whilst superficial peels can be conducted with the use of retinol A and mild natural acids, we can give more radical results with the Obagi skincare system. The Obagi system rejuvenates skin and can reduce hyperpigmentation as well as reversing the signs of premature aging and UV damage.

Developed by dermatologist Dr.Zein Obagi, the Obagi Nu Derm system is a carefully balanced mixture of chemicals that encourage the skin to shed several of its outermost layers to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. There are imitation products on the internet but as it is prescription strength it is important that it is supplied and applied by a licensed professional such as our practitioner.

Before treatment begins you have a free consultation to assess the condition of your skin and your desired results. Due to the nature of the treatment your skin will be more vulnerable to UV damage so it is crucial that you use an SPF of at least 35 following it. For about 6 to 8 weeks your skin will shed its top layers and reveal fresh, new skin which is more even, smoother and more supple.

To find out more about the Obagi Skincare system or to book your free consultation, contact us today.

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Skin Rejuvenation with the Obagi Nu Derm System

You can change the shape of your eyes with makeup, use makeup to make your lips appear fuller and contour your cheekbones with bronzer but it is really hard to make your nose appear different when you do not like the shape of it. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we make use of injectable fillers to reshape and build up the nose to improve its appearance whilst looking natural and without the use of invasive surgery.

We use top quality dermal fillers that are biocompatible and biodegradable and inject them very precisely in small amounts to make adjustments to the tip of the nose as well as the bridge. As well as building up flat noses, this method can be used to lift drooping tips, correct bumps in the bridge and give definition. It can also be used to restore shape and definition after unsuccessful rhinoplasty.

The obvious advantage of our non-surgical rhinoplasty is that it does not involve an invasive procedure or general anaesthetic. You are in complete control of the results and there is no ‘down time’ required afterwards. It also does not involve taking away any of your nose’s natural tissue or bone and, whilst the results last a long time, is not permanent so you can choose whether or not you want the procedure repeated.

To find out more about the benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty, please feel free to browse our website or contact us today to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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Nose Reshaping Without Surgery

Scars can  vary greatly in appearance and in their cause but one thing they all have in common is that they can make people feel very self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance. At the London Cosmetic Clinic, our consultants carefully assess your scar and the condition of your skin to determine the best course of action for your individual circumstances. We can treat a whole range of scars, from superficial to deeper ones including stretch marks, acne scars and keloid scars and, as these are all caused in different ways and have varying levels of severity, some of our treatments will suit some better than others.

Some of our treatments work by encouraging the skin to heal itself, for example the dermaroller, typically used on stretch marks, causes tiny punctures in the skin to kick start collagen production and skin cell renewal. Our IPL treatments can also improve the appearance of scars and encourage the skin to heal itself; the varying light waves cause a thermoreaction in the skin that can cauterise broken blood vessels and therefore help to fade red-tinged scars and improve skin tone and texture.

For scars that have left an indentation in the skin, we can offer derma filler injections to raise them to the level of the surrounding skin and therefore appear less noticeable. This is only a temporary solution and isn’t suitable for all scar types although results can last around a year. We also offer Corticosteroid injections for raised scars, for example keloid and hypertrophic scars, that reduce inflammation. Only a couple of injections are administered at a time and treatments are spaced several weeks apart so it can take some time to see a noticeable difference.

Other forms of scars are technically superficial as they are in the uppermost layers of the skin but can still affect your confidence. For these scars a chemical peel is often the best option, particularly for acne scars; depending on the depth of the scar, a carefully balanced chemical peel is applied to your skin to encourage it to shed the first few layers of skin and reveal the fresher, more even skin underneath. This again will take a little while as the dead skin needs to shed itself, heal and then produce new skin cells.

As well as discussing the best plan of action with you, we will explain correct aftercare procedures and arrange followup appointments to monitor your progress as necessary. To find out more about our treatments and for any queries, please contact us on 0203 581 3391 and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to speak to you.

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Our Scar Treatments

It’s the treatment that’s used by seemingly ageless celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Aniston and uses absolutely no chemicals or invasive surgery, but what exactly is a Dermaroller and how does it work?

The Dermaroller device looks slightly scary as it has hundreds of tiny, sharp needles spaced evenly apart around a small barrel; this device is rolled over your skin for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The micro-needles pierce the skin leaving tiny columns which quickly heal and stimulate the skin to heal itself, generate new skin cells and produce more collagen whilst circulation is also boosted. Due to the nature of the treatment, it can feel quite uncomfortable so a numbing agent is applied to the skin about 30 minutes beforehand. Treatments are spaced 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal itself and the number of treatments will depend on the results you are after; typically 3 sessions for skin rejuvenation and 5-6 sessions for scar and stretch mark removal.

After the treatment your skin may be slightly red and more sensitive than usual but this will subside as your skin heals itself. It is important to just use tepid water to wash your face for 48 hours afterwards and dry your skin gently. Whilst there are some Dermaroller devices available to buy online, you cannot guarantee that these are a genuine or safe product, it can be hard to clean them at home, potentially leading to infections so it is best to visit an expert. You also do not get the consultation, numbing agent or correct technique and consultation that we provide if you try to go DIY.

Our Dermaroller treatments give visible improvements in the condition, texture and appearance of the skin without the use of harsh chemicals, risk of scarring or invasive surgery.

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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What is a Dermaroller?

Strong, defined eyebrows are a perfect way to define your face, highlight your eyes and enhance your facial bone structure. However, some women lack this definition as they’re fair haired, have previously over-plucked their eyebrows or have lost hairs due to illness, medication or age. Instead of spending time and effort using eyebrow pencils or powders every day, you can get long lasting definition with the use of semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, also known as micro-pigmentation.

Using a tattooing technique, tiny amounts of pigment are deposited into the skin to either simulate the effect of hair strands or as a fine colour mist depending on your existing eyebrows, face shape and colourings and desired results. Before treatment, a numbing agent is applied to the area to minimise discomfort and you should avoid certain treatments such as eyebrow waxing, eyebrow tinting, muscle relaxant treatments and hair removal treatments in the weeks leading up to your eyebrow enhancement treatment.

Do not be alarmed if the colour appears to be very strong or dark after your eyebrow enhancement treatment; the colour will settle within a couple of weeks. It is advised that you apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly to aid the healing process and use a strong SPF as the skin around the area may be more prone to UV damage and over-exposure to the sun’s rays can break down the pigment. Any redness, itching or swelling should subside within 48 hours of the treatment and it is important that you do not scratch or pick at your eyebrows.

You can enjoy your new look for 3 to 4 years and then can decide whether or not to have a top-up treatment. Your eyebrows can instantly give you a striking, glamourous new look, boost your confidence and liberate you from applying makeup every day.

Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos

One of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures is rhinoplasty, usually an invasive surgical procedure that involves reshaping either the bridge or the tip of the nose. As with all surgical procedures, this has its downfalls such as scarring, risk of infection, requiring a long recovery period and can increase the frequency of nose bleeds. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we offer non-surgical rhinoplasty as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. This involves injecting a small amount of a derma filler to subtly reshape and build up the nose. It is suitable for building up small and flat noses to give them definition, straightening hook noses and crooked noses, correcting mild to moderate bumps in the bridge, helping to adjust a drooping tip and helping to add refinement after a surgical nose job.

The derma filler used is usually Hyaluronic acid, also used for rejuvenation treatments as this is naturally occurring in the body and therefore highly unlikely to cause an adverse reaction or Radiesse which is a synthetic gel that creates‘scaffolding’ when injected into the skin. As the procedure is non-surgical, you do not have to go under a general anaesthetic; a topical anaesthetic is applied to the area that is being treated and you are awake during the procedure which only takes around 15 minutes. Your practitioner will massage the filler so it reshapes the nose and you can state exactly the results that you are after.

After your treatment you should avoid touching the treated area for 6 hours and the final effect will last for around 6 to 12 months. As well as avoiding surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty isn’t permanent so you can choose whether or not you would like the treatment redone to maintain your new look or in a slightly different way for a different effect. You are completely in control of the results which are subtle yet effective so it is much easier to adjust to your newly improved nose.

 

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

Non-Surgical Nose Jobs

Every year in the UK we spend thousands of pounds on products that promise to give more youthful skin but unfortunately topical treatments sometimes just don’t deliver.  We can, however, offer effective results without invasive treatment in the form of IPL skin rejuvenation.

Short for intense pulsed light, IPL treatment involves using different wavelengths of light emitted from a flash lamp to cause a heat reaction and break down melanin in the skin. These help to reverse several signs of skin damage such as dark patches, hyper-pigmentation and freckles as the heat reaction breaks down protein in the melanin cell walls to destroy it, coagulates blood vessels and encourages the production of collagen, which is needed for elastic, supple skin. This results in more even looking, smoother and more youthful looking skin and reverses some of the effects of years of sun exposure.

Before you have your treatment, it is recommended that you avoid sun bathing, sun beds and fake tan as this can stop the treatment from being as effective. It is also important that you use sun screen with an SPF factor of at least 30 afterwards to prevent any potential damage to your skin whilst it is more sensitive post-treatment. Your skin may look slightly darker after the treatment and highly pigmented areas may appear to have a slight crust but this will soon heal and your skin will start to appear lighter. If you have particularly sensitive skin you may want to apply some aloe vera gel after your treatment.

Choosing IPL skin rejuvenation treatment means that you have predictable and reliable results plus your skin is encouraged to heal itself after the treatment as it stimulates collagen production. As there are no harsh chemical used, unlike applying a topical treatment, there is far less risk of an adverse reaction. Your consultant will discuss with you how IPL skin rejuvenation can help you and how many treatment sessions you will need. You will soon be able to enjoy more even and more youthful looking skin.

Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Whilst most fashion and beauty trends come and go, full, luscious lips never go out of style. Fuller lips are synonymous with youth and beauty and many of aspire to have lips like our favourite celebrities but unfortunately we are not all blessed with full, well-defined lips and they can thin as we age. There are certain things you can do to make your lips appear fuller temporarily such as applying lip liner slightly outside the edges and using shiny lip gloss, but these can look false, don’t last and cannot change the shape or definition of your lips.

Your lips can start to appear thinner from the age of 30 as the body starts to produce less collagen and this tends to be more noticeable in smokers and people who have had excess sun exposure. Lip fillers are a simple and safe way of enhancing your lips, plumping out smooth lines and adding definition so your lips look fantastic 24/7 without even wearing makeup. The most common ingredient for these fillers is hyaluronic acid, a compound that is produced by the body so is highly unlikely to cause adverse reactions. The advantage to injectable fillers as opposed to surgical implants is that they are not permanent, so you can decide whether or not you want the treatment repeated, there are fewer complications, they do not require surgery and there is no risk of scarring or misshapen lips. As you discuss with your practitioner where the filler will be administered, you are in more control of how your lips will look.

As your lips are very sensitive, you will be given a numbing agent before any injections are administered and you may experience some swelling and bruising afterwards which will subside. As well as making your lips look fuller, fillers can also be injected in the fine lines either side of your mouth (marionette lines) and any small creases you may have above your upper lip. Your new look will last between 6 months to a year and then you can decide whether or not you want to have the treatment redone. Your lips will look noticeable plump and defined whilst looking beautifully natural.

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Lip Enhancement Fillers