Hair Loss Treatments

February 13, 2018

The specialists working at Cheshire Lasers Clinic provide several methods for improving the affects of hair loss.

Here at Cheshire Lasers, we understand that losing your hair can be a very sensitive subject to discuss. It is important that you find the right Clinic for your treatment, but most importantly the right treatment that meets your needs with someone you can trust.

 

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical, cosmetic solution for males and females suffering from hair loss and thinning hair. It is used to create the illusion of real hair. At Cheshire Lasers this treatment is carried out byHelena Fryer, an independent visiting specialist. Helena’s Before and After results are extremely impressive.

The treatment not only gives her clients the look of a full head of hair again, but really helps to build their self-confidence. You can find our more about this treatment and view her before and after images here.

Consultations with Helena are free of charge.

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Alopecia Treatments with Dr Priyanka Vaidya

Dr Priyanka is an independent visiting specialist who is very passionate about hair loss treatments.

Her approach to hair loss management tends to be very holistic . She starts by taking a proper history , including a family history followed by a careful examination . This is then followed by a look at your diet.

Her aim is to try and establish the cause of the hair loss before starting any treatment.
Hair loss treatment has changed considerably over the past few years with new novel exciting treatments on the horizon.

The treatment plan usualy includes a combination of the following treatments :

A diet plan together with supplements.
RRS mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy is an injection treatment that introduces a cocktail of vitamins , minerals and hair fortifying agents into the layers of the skin where there is cell repair and growth. Treatment is primarily carried out on the top of the head and only works if the hair bulbs are still alive.

The first results may be after three or four treatments; initially patients may see less hair loss, then after around two months new hair appears. Initially small or weak, by the next month they will be stronger and thicker with good volume.
The treatment protocol is once a week for 8 weeks and then monthly.
The RRS mesotherapy involves loading the syringe with a cocktail of vitamins , minerals and hair fortifying agents. This cocktail is known as XL hair and the results are wonderful .
Costs:
Currently Dr Pryanka is offering the treatment of mesotherapy of RRS solution at 150 pounds per session. So for a course of 8 that would £1200

PRP Dracula Therapy

PRP has been around since the 1970s and was first used in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure to promote healing.
The platelet has growth factors and each growth factor helps in cell regeneration of a certain place in the body. Growth factors are also known to activate the proliferative phase and transdifferentiation of hair and stem cells and produce new follicular units.
PRP injection for androgenic alopecia is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option for hair loss.
The cost per treatment is 300 pounds per session
A minimum of 4 treatments spaced one month apart is recommended.

Combination PRP amd RRS Mesotherapy

Amazing results have been shown using a combination of PRP growth factors and RRS mesotherapy .
The costs will obviously be higher.

Find out more about Dr Priyanka and the treatments she offers here.

 

The following before and after images show the results after a course of XL hair mesotherapy part of the RRS mesotherapy range.

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How to treat dark circles.

November 21, 2017

What causes dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles appear under the eyes for many reasons and may simply be a genetic condition. ‘Periorbital hyperchromia’ – is a technical name that refers to the area around the eye socket caused by excessive pigmentation and is one of the most common reasons for circles under the eyes seen in all ages.

Other people have the appearance of dark circles just due to their anatomy and the shape of the structures around the eyes. In certain lights shadows are cast in any hollows and under any protruding eyelids or eyebags which make the area look dark.

Other causes include:

  • Dehydration of the skin cells, making dark circles more noticeable.
    Simply drinking more water can bring about a marked reduction in the circles. Sometimes a topical B5 serum is needed to improve the skins hydration.
  • Stress / Lack of sleep:  can make the skin appear more sunken, or make eye bags look more puffy which can make dark circles more noticeable.
  • Drinking alcohol: The consumption of alcohol allows the small blood vessels in the skin to dilate, or expand, so dark circles under the eyes may become more prominent. Dehydration also occurs which adds to the problem.
  • Ageing: As people age, their  skin becomes thinner due to a reduction of fat and collagen, making the  blood vessels beneath it more noticeable, which thereby makes the area under the eyes appear darker. In addition the ligaments under the eye weaken and in some people the fat loss causes the skin to sag and create a tear trough and sometimes a bag. These create a shadow on the skin, creating the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
  • Pigmentation: The skin of the eyelids is ofter darker than that of the rest of the face. But in some people this can be more pronounced. This can be genetic or caused by environmental factors the most common cause is sun exposure. Pregnancy, hormones and trauma to the skin such as excess rubbing of the eyes can also increase pigmentation. A good SPF eye cream is recommended if you are at risk of high sun exposure.
  • Vascular congestion. This is an area containing many, small blood vessels. In some people, these are congested, causing a somewhat purple discoloration. Patients who suffer from allergies could get venous congestion under the eye creating dark circles.

 

What can be done to improve dark circles?

To improve dark circles you first need to understand the cause.

Some times using the right coloured concealer applied in the right way can make a massive difference. If you struggle to do this it is worth booking in with a reputable makeup artist who can teach you how to do it more effectively.

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Sometimes drinking more water or applying a B5 serum for hydration is all that is needed.

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Treatments to be considered include:

 

Treatments to reduce pigmentation:

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Topical treatments can be applied to gently lighten the skin and an SPF can be applied to prevent further pigmentation for any sun exposure.

Dermaquest Eyebrite is very popular for this, as is ZO Hydrafirm™ Eye Brightening Repair Crème. An eye SPF is also recommended to prevent further pigmentation caused by sun exposure.

Redermalisation:
Xela Rederm is a Redermalization
treatment made by Hyalual® Institute. This injectable treatment introduces hyaluronic acid and succinate into your skin cells and provides a powerful visual anti-age effect and reduces pigmentation. 2-3 sessions are usualy required 2 weeks apart. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

RRS® Mesotherapy:

RRS Mesotherapy is a prescription-only injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality by plumping and lifting the skin and boosting collagen. It is also used to treat pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines under the eyes which can enhance your other treatments. Usually the result can be seen after two treatments but it may be necessary to do 4 to 6 treatments in the same amount of weeks. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

 

Treatments to improve skin texture

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Improving the skin texture and stimulating increased collagen helps obscure the vessels under the skin that create the appearance of dark circles.


Topical treatments
can be applied to stimulate collagen our most popular products for this are Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum, Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Cream or Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Gel and NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy.

Collagen Stimulation

Collagen Stimulation using Radiofrequency technology can also be effective using the Endymed 3d deep or Therrmaclinic these treatments are relaxing and non invasive with no downtime but a course of 6 is required every 1- 2 weeks. Ultraformer Hifu is a little bit more painfull and invasive but only one treatment is required for similar reults.

PRP Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one of the latest anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation procedures available and has the power to trigger your body’s own tissue regeneration potential. PRP is a naturally occurring component of your own blood. It encourages skin rejuvenation by stimulating the growth of your own collagen and improving blood supply to tissue and can greatly improve skin tone and texture whilst also reducing fine lines and wrinkles, all by stimulating your body’s own regeneration systems. is an injectable treatment that can be used for the under eye area and the upper eyelid. It stimulates your own collagen and elastin and regeneration of new healthy skin tissue for gradual, natural and real results that improve in the 2-3 months following a single treatment.Two to three treatments, 2-3 months apart are recommended for most people for significant results.

Redermalisation:
Xela Rederm is a Redermalization
is an injectable treatment that introduces hyaluronic acid and succinate into your skin cells and provides a powerful collagen stimulation effect and also reduces pigmentation. 2-3 sessions are usualy required 2 weeks apart. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

RRS® Mesotherapy:

RRS Mesotherapy is a prescription-only injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality by plumping and lifting the skin and boosting collagen. It is also used to treat pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines under the eyes which can enhance your other treatments. Usually the result can be seen after two treatments but it may be necessary to do 4 to 6 treatments in the same amount of weeks. View more about this treatment and view some before and after images here.

PRP with Redermalasation 
In 2016, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology looked at varying degrees of facial ageing signs in 94 female patients, who were treated with PRP and Rederm. Compared to the baseline, the PRP and rederm injections in combination provided clinically visible improvement on skin.

 

Treatments to improve tear troughs

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Tear Troughs develop due to the weakening of the ligaments of the lower eyelid, and a loss of soft tissue volume in the cheek area. The bony area under the eyelid becomes accentuated and this can also lead to the appearance of lower eyelid fat pockets (eye bags) and both of these changes can lead to a dark shadow or hollow beneath the eyes and can cause a tired appearance.

Tear troughs can be treated with the following:

Dermal Fillers :
At Cheshire Lasers we use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which are slowly broken down and in most patients results can last around a year. Sometimes a top up procedure is required to achieve best results.

Depending on your anatomy and your medical practitioners preference they may use Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero or Teosyal Redensity 2 a filler designed especialy for the tear trough area.
PRP Treatment

PRP treatments for the under eye and the upper eyelid lead to stimulation of your own collagen and elastin and regeneration of new healthy skin tissue for gradual, natural and real results that improve in the 2-3 months following a single treatment. Two to three treatments, 2-3 months apart are recommended for most people for significant results. It is important to bear in mind that PRP injection treatments below the skin in the under-eye area will not have the immediate and final results of a dermal filler treatment because the volume added by PRP injection is resorbed by your body within 2-3 days, gradual tissue regeneration begins within days and continues for months, you see the final results 3-4 months after each treatment. The PRP treatment lead to improvement in fine lines, texture, loose skin, loss of volume, deep wrinkles and some pigmentation.

Other things to consider;

RRS® Mesotherapy

Xela Redermalization

 

Treatments to improve eye bags

In most cases the best treatment for eye bags is surgery the treatments we have mentioned above can help, but are not as effective as surgery and will not last as long.

 

What can I do at home to enhance my results

 

The skin in the periorbital area is the thinnest of the face, which makes blood vessels underneath visible and creates a darkened reflection. Investing in an Eye Cream: that includes Retinol, Peptides, Caffeine, and Antioxidants is key. Retinol works by exfoliating dead skin cell leading to collagen production. Peptides applied topically send “signals” to through the skin to prompt the formation of new collagen. Caffeine constricts blood vessels which will reduce puffiness and redness. Antioxidant (ex: Vitamin C or Green tea) offer powerful protection from the sun and also brighten the skin.

Please contact us if you require more information about some of our medical grade products to help the eye area.

cheshirelasers@hotmail.co.uk or 01606 841255

 

 

How can I delay the signs of ageing?

October 25, 2017

Collagen production is key when it comes to keeping your skin looking young, plump and wrinkle-free.

At Cheshire Lasers we offer many ways of stimulating collagen.

Which would you prefer?
Some are more invasive but more effective than others. Some are more natural and some have little or no down time.

There are Injectable treatments such as Profhilo which uses hyaluronic acid to stimulate elastin as well as all the other types of collagen. Hyalual Redermalisation which improves pigmentation and scarring as well as collagen production due to succinic acid.
Mesotherapy which uses a wide variety of ingredients, and you could consider  PRP  the most natural treatment which uses derivaties from a sample of your own blood to rejuvenate the skin.

You can stimulate collagen with Radiofrequency technology which heats the skin promoting accelerated collagen production to restructure and tighten the  skin. Choose from Thermaclinic a cost effective way of treating the whole face or Endymed 3D deep with itsadvance technology which is more intensive.

Red and Infra Red LED light therapy
Red light therapy is UV-free and produces a wavelength outside of those that damage skin. It stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen while decreasing the enzymes that then break it down. Infrared light therapy penetrates deeper under the skin stimulating collagen type I and III production, improving elasticity while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Like red light, infrared light increases the levels of collagen and elastin produced by fibroblasts. Doing so improves skin texture, colour tone, and the appearance of wrinkles. Results are best for individuals in all studies when the treatments are consistently applied during the course of several months.

To find out more or book a consultation for one of these treatments contact us on 01606 841255

Vitamins Prevent Cancer and Ageing

February 6, 2016

I went on a training course on Monday where evidence was presented about the benefits of certain nutrients.
The strongest evidence was for Vitamin D and Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin, nicotinamide and niacinamide)

Vitamin D has been shown to reduce not only your risk of melanoma but also the most common types of cancer. ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26727838 )
The problem is we are all wearing SPF to prevent us from making our own Vitamin D to protect our self from skin cancer !

Vitamin B3 also offer protection for those who are prone to certain skin cancers.
According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17147561), Vitamin B3 also leads to an improvement in the skins barrier function, and an improvement in the skins moisture content. It improves the surface structure, smooths out wrinkles and inhibits photocarcinogenesis.
A 2003 study on 50 women aged 40 to 60 added niacinamide at 5% to a moisturizer and found “significant improvements” to fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation spots, texture, and red blotchiness.

Vitamin C and A also were mentioned.

It was an eye opener and I am back on my Skinade as it contains everything mentioned in the talk except vitamin D.
I must remember to pick up a vitamin D supplement tomorrow as I intend to continue using my SPF.

How to Make Your Face Look Younger with Skin Care

February 26, 2015

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1) Reduce your skin’s exposure to the sun

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  • Stay in the shade
  • Avoid going out when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Wear a good sun protector with a high SPF we recommend 50+

UV light is damaging to the skin and encourages free radicles, the main cause of prematurely aged skin.

At Cheshire Lasers we stock Heliocare sun protection, designed for the face and all skin types, protection goes up to 50+

Heliocare is available as a cream, a spray, a gel, a makeup and a  fantastic moisturising foam. Why not call in and try the products.

Don’t worry ladies makeup can still be applied on top it glides on really well.


2) Use an antioxidant serum

Antioxidants are molecules that control and / or prevent free-radicals. Free-radicals are the main reason for skin damage created by sun exposure, smoking, alcohol and other environmental factors. You can prevent free radical damage  by consuming more antioxidants in your diet, usually found in fruits or vegetables deep in colour. Applying an antioxidant serum can also make a big difference.

Most of these serums contain vitamin C, and some contain vitamin E.

At Cheshire Lasers we sell many antioxidant serums choose from:


3) Use a Retinol or Retin-A based product

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Retinol is basically pure Vitamin A.

Retin-A is a chemical exfoliant used by dermatologists for many years to treat acne.  Retin-A is retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A. But it is so potent that it is available only on prescription.

Retinol  and Retin-A  work by stimulating cell growth deep in the skins basal layer increasing the skins cell turnover. It also stimulates collagen production, and exfoliates the top layers of skin to reveal, fresher younger-looking skin. It decreases wrinkles, fades and improves pigmentation as well as improving the skin’s texture and reducing spots and blemishes.

The use of Retin-A in cosmetics is prohibited because the side-effects of irritation, flaking, redness, dryness and over-sensitivity to sunlight can be severe. Scientists had to look for another, less aggressive way of effectively using Vitamin A as the active ingredient in beauty products. The result was Synthetic Retinol.

To reduce irritation a test patch is always recomended for these products, start on a low strengths and apply at night every few nights and slowly increase the frequency of use to every night. Over time you can slowly increase the strength of the retinol product you use and after a few months you should start to see some improvements. For more aged skin you may want to progress onto a prescription Retin-A product after a consultation with your doctor.

You must always use a good SPF when using retinol, as the skin can be more delicate and is sensitive to the effects of UV light.

At Cheshire Lasers our favourite retinol products are:

Our prescription products are available only after a consultation with Dr Teri Johnson, we recommend you have used a retinol based product for at least a few months before considering this option.


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Using an exfoliating cleanser removes the old dehydrated cells on the surface of the skin that ages the skin. These cells make your skin look dry and wrinkled. Exfoliating reduces pore size and reduces congestion in the skin.

We recommend a cleanser that contains either:

  • AHAs
  • BHAs
  • Enzymes

AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids sometimes referred to as fruit acids they can also be derived from nuts and milk:

They include:

glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane
lactic acid, derived from milk
mandelic acid, derived from bitter almonds
citric acid, natural found in citrus fruit but deriver from many fruit and vegtables
tartaric acid, derived from grapes
malic acid, derived from apples and pears

AHAs work by exfoliating the top layer of skin  allowing newer healthier skin cells to show through. They are particularly useful in dry skin and may help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Studies have shown that AHAs may also stimulate collagen production and reduce the changes caused by the sun damaging the skin.

BHAs – Usually salicylic acid ideal for acne and spot prone skin, it smooths the skin, reduces pore size reduces lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Enzymes  are effective exfoliants they are gentler than scrubs as they do not scratch or irritate the skin. The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin.

Here are a few of our popular exfoliating cleansers


5) Hydrate your skin with a  B5 serum

These lightweight and easily-absorbed hydrating serums deliver Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and Hyaluronic Acid to produce rapid and significant improvements in the general condition and feel of the skin. These serums have excellent water-retaining properties to quench your skin and provides excellent skin hydration, this is unlike the standard moisturisers most people have tried that just sit on the skin surface.

B5 serums can be used day and/or night (or whenever you want a hydration boost) non sticky/non oily and you only need to use a couple of drops under your usual moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated for longer.-1

At Cheshire Lasers we like:


 

If you need any help please ring Cheshire Lasers Clinic on 01606 841255 or book a consultation to discuss your skin care needs and concerns.

For more information about our clinic visit  cheshirelasers.co.uk

 

How to Make Your Face Look Younger with Skin Care

February 24, 2015

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1) Reduce your skin’s exposure to the sun

  • Wear a hatScreen Shot 2015-02-24 at 18.29.26
  • Stay in the shade
  • Avoid going out when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Wear a good sun protector with a high SPF we recommend 50+

UV light is damaging to the skin and encourages free radicles, the main cause of prematurely aged skin.

At Cheshire Lasers we stock Heliocare sun protection, designed for the face and all skin types, protection goes up to 50+

Heliocare is available as a cream, a spray, a gel, a makeup and a  fantastic moisturising foam. Why not call in and try the products.

Don’t worry ladies makeup can still be applied on top it glides on really well.


2) Use an antioxidant serum

Antioxidants are molecules that control and / or prevent free-radicals. Free-radicals are the main reason for skin damage created by sun exposure, smoking, alcohol and other environmental factors. You can prevent free radical damage  by consuming more antioxidants in your diet, usually found in fruits or vegetables deep in colour. Applying an antioxidant serum can also make a big difference.

Most of these serums contain vitamin C, and some contain vitamin E.

At Cheshire Lasers we sell many antioxidant serums choose from:


3) Use a Retinol or Retin-A based product

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Retinol is basically pure Vitamin A.

Retin-A is a chemical exfoliant used by dermatologists for many years to treat acne.  Retin-A is retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A. But it is so potent that it is available only on prescription.

Retinol  and Retin-A  work by stimulating cell growth deep in the skins basal layer increasing the skins cell turnover. It also stimulates collagen production, and exfoliates the top layers of skin to reveal, fresher younger-looking skin. It decreases wrinkles, fades and improves pigmentation as well as improving the skin’s texture and reducing spots and blemishes.

The use of Retin-A in cosmetics is prohibited because the side-effects of irritation, flaking, redness, dryness and over-sensitivity to sunlight can be severe. Scientists had to look for another, less aggressive way of effectively using Vitamin A as the active ingredient in beauty products. The result was Synthetic Retinol.

To reduce irritation a test patch is always recomended for these products, start on a low strengths and apply at night every few nights and slowly increase the frequency of use to every night. Over time you can slowly increase the strength of the retinol product you use and after a few months you should start to see some improvements. For more aged skin you may want to progress onto a prescription Retin-A product after a consultation with your doctor.

You must always use a good SPF when using retinol, as the skin can be more delicate and is sensitive to the effects of UV light.

At Cheshire Lasers our favourite retinol products are:

Our prescription products are available only after a consultation with Dr Teri Johnson, we recommend you have used a retinol based product for at least a few months before considering this option.


4) Cleanse your skin with an exfoliating cleanserScreen Shot 2015-02-24 at 18.49.04

Using an exfoliating cleanser removes the old dehydrated cells on the surface of the skin that ages the skin. These cells make your skin look dry and wrinkled. Exfoliating reduces pore size and reduces congestion in the skin.

We recommend a cleanser that contains either:

  • AHAs
  • BHAs
  • Enzymes

AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids sometimes referred to as fruit acids they can also be derived from nuts and milk:

They include:

glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane
lactic acid, derived from milk
mandelic acid, derived from bitter almonds
citric acid, natural found in citrus fruit but deriver from many fruit and vegtables
tartaric acid, derived from grapes
malic acid, derived from apples and pears

AHAs work by exfoliating the top layer of skin  allowing newer healthier skin cells to show through. They are particularly useful in dry skin and may help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Studies have shown that AHAs may also stimulate collagen production and reduce the changes caused by the sun damaging the skin.

BHAs – Usually salicylic acid ideal for acne and spot prone skin, it smooths the skin, reduces pore size reduces lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Enzymes  are effective exfoliants they are gentler than scrubs as they do not scratch or irritate the skin. The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin.

Here are a few of our popular exfoliating cleansers


5) Hydrate your skin with a  B5 serum

These lightweight and easily-absorbed hydrating serums deliver Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and Hyaluronic Acid to produce rapid and significant improvements in the general condition and feel of the skin. These serums have excellent water-retaining properties to quench your skin and provides excellent skin hydration, this is unlike the standard moisturisers most people have tried that just sit on the skin surface.

B5 serums can be used day and/or night (or whenever you want a hydration boost) non sticky/non oily and you only need to use a couple of drops under your usual moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated for longer.-1

At Cheshire Lasers we like:


 

If you need any help please ring Cheshire Lasers Clinic on 01606 841255 or book a consultation to discuss your skin care needs and concerns.

For more information about our clinic visit  cheshirelasers.co.uk