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Update: Based on a Government update on 3rd July our opening date has been postponed

 

After the Government update on the 3rd July at 3pm, we have no choice but to postpone our opening that was scheduled for today, Monday 6th July.

We were very much looking forward to seeing you all again this week and are very disappointed that based on an update to the guidelines, that we are now unable to do so.

All aesthetic clinic openings have now been postponed in line with other close contact businesses, such as tattoo parlours and beauty salons.

Sadly the update summarises all aesthetic businesses in the same vein as spas and beauty, not taking into account whether they are medical clinics or not.

We are of course very saddened by the update and can only apologise to you, our loyal patients, for the inconvenience this causes you.

We will be updating you on our new opening date as soon as we have the ‘green light’ from the Government.

Appointments will be rebooked starting with the VIP list, with new appointments available after this.

We are contacting everyone who has booked with us, starting from Monday appointments. If for any reason we have been unable to contact you or you have any queries about appointments, or our treatments please do call us on 01438 300 111.

We remain here for you.

Aesthetics Life will be in touch again just as soon as we can give you further information on our new reopening date.

Until then stay alert and stay safe.

We cannot wait to see you again, soon.

We are opening our doors

We are very pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors on the 6th July! We cannot wait to see you all!

We have been busy this week contacting everyone on our VIP appointment list. We are now taking new bookings from July 13th.

We are operating the following clinic times. These may be updated based on demand and any potential updated Government guidelines.

Mondays 10am – 5pm
Thursdays 12pm – 8pm

When our doors open again from July 6th you will notice some changes to how the clinic looks and operates. The full procedure can be found here. The highlights are:

  • Please attend your appointment unaccompanied
  • Limit personal possessions in the clinic
  • Wash your hands upon entering the clinic and after your treatment
  • Follow all two-metre markings
  • Please pay by card
  • Please wear the PPE provided and dispose of it correctly
  • Do not attend your appointment if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, a cough, fever, cold or flu-like symptoms
  • One patient in the clinic at any one time
  • PPE for both staff and patients
  • A deep clean of the clinic after every patient
  • Designated hand washing facility

We continue to make our patient and staff safety our number one concern. We have purchased extensive PPE to ensure all of our safety.

This is what £2,000 worth of PPE looks like!

The New Normal Under Covid-19 Restrictions

 

 

We, at Aesthetics Life, are busy preparing for when life returns to the new normal. We wanted to keep you updated on how the clinic and the treatments will change.

 

We are hoping to reopen our doors in July, Government advice permitting. Whilst social distancing remains in place, the way that it currently is, we will be unable to treat patients. We need to get a lot closer than two meters to inject Botox®!

 

We cannot wait to welcome our loyal patients back. We have been inundated with messages asking when we will open. As soon as we safely can, we will reopen the clinic.

 

 

What is the new normal for Aesthetics Life?

We are putting a new protocol in place whilst we remain under Covid-19 restrictions. There are three parts to the new practice procedure.

 

The Protocol.

 

  1. Advice and instructions for our patients

 

The health and safety of our patients is always top priority at Aesthetics Life. It is important that you please follow the regulations below to ensure we are all keeping safe during this difficult time.

 

  • Please attend your appointment unaccompanied
  • Please allow appropriate time for your journey and arrive five minutes early for your appointment. If you are late, we may not be able to see you
  • Limit personal possessions in the clinic
  • Please wash your hands upon entering the clinic and after your treatment
  • Please follow all two meter markings in the waiting area and treatment room
  • Please pay by card
  • Please wear the PPE (personal protective equipment) provided and dispose of it correctly
  • Please do not attend your appointment if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, a cough, fever, cold or flu-like symptoms. Please call us and we can rearrange your appointment.

 

 

  1. Covid-19 booking checklist

 

When patients book their desired treatments, you will be asked the below questions. This is to ensure everyone’s safety, so please do answer honestly.

 

  • Are you, or someone in your household suspected of having Covid-19?
  • Have you been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected Covid-19?
  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a persistent cough?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • Are you over 70? Or on the vulnerable list?
  • Are you happy to follow our new clinic procedures and wear the appropriate PPE?

 

 

  1. The new normal for the clinic

 

  • Reduced clinic hours
  • One patient in the clinic at any one time
  • PPE for both staff and patients
  • Health and safety refresher training for Aesthetics Life staff
  • A deep clean of the clinic after every patient
  • Designated hand washing facility

 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal patients again. We look forward to seeing you again soon, hopefully just in time for summer.

 

Stay safe,

The Aesthetics Life Team

 

 

5 of the most common skincare concerns revealed

Keeping on top of your skincare routine is key to healthy, glowing skin. Yet there are times when your skin does suffer from outbreaks and issues, even with the most diligent routine in place. Skincare concerns are common and for the most part easily treated.

Let us explore the top five common skincare concerns and how to treat them…

1. Acne – there are many causes of acne, ranging from hormone imbalances to poor diet or even a general build-up of bacteria. Treat acne by cleansing your face regularly to keep it free from oily build-up. Use topical creams and don’t pick any spots.

2. Uneven skin tone – this can occur on skin that has had too much exposure to the sun, has scarring or changes in hormone levels. Keeping your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using moisturising creams will make a difference and there are plenty of products on the market to help bring back an even colour.

3. Dark circles under the eye – this might be caused by lack of sleep, a genetic pre-disposition or the colour of your skin. If you wake up with dark circles and puffy eyes, use a cold compress in the morning. Otherwise invest in skin brightening cream or some colour tone matched concealer that will disguise those circles. At Aesthetics Life, we offer a skin treatment called Sunekos which is great to diminish undereye dark circles.

4. Dry, flaky skin – sometimes dry skin can be caused by genetic factors, other times by harsh environmental climates such as excessive heat or cold. Either way, treat dry skin with an intensive moisturizing cream or visit your GP for a prescription if you don’t see an improvement with over-the-counter products.

5. Oily skin – often, oily skin in younger people is the result of hormonal changes. This can lead to build-ups that cause acne and blackheads. Use products that are specially designed to balance skin levels and be sure to exfoliate and cleanse on a daily basis.

If you have skin concerns and would like a free consultation with the medical practitioners at Aesthetics Life, then please call us on 01438 300 111. We also sell a range of skincare products, developed by skilled dermatologists, perfect for targeting concerns such as these.

Achieving the perfect skin care regime in three easy steps

As we enter week five of lockdown life, many of us are starting to get back to exercising and trying to eat healthy again. Whilst we ignore the call of the fridge, now is a great time to spend time making sure our daily skincare regime is also in place.

Step one: stimulate

The following group of products are designed to stimulate the collagen and elastin in the skin; promoting healthy, youthful-looking skin. They do this by renewing the epidermis layer, creating a significant improvement in the appearance and quality of your skin.

The products and order you should use are:

1.    Cleanse – there are many options of cleansers out there. Pick one that works for your skin. For example, tea tree oil-based cleansers work well for those with spot-prone skin.

2.    Tone – toning removes any excess residue, oil or makeup leftover after cleansing. Great to ensure clean pores.

3.    Eye creams – these are specially formulated for this specific area of the face. General face creams are too thick to stimulate the eye area.

Step two: correct

These products assist with the skin’s natural healing process. This is done by either providing support to the barrier or as anti-inflammatory ingredients.

The products to go for and their order of use are:

4.    Serum – these are applied before your moisturiser and after toning. These help correct any issues you want to concentrate on. For example to combat fine lines.

5.    Moisturiser – a moisturiser is great to keep skin hydrated and the elements away. You should use a moisturiser for day time and another thicker one at bedtime, that absorbs into the face over night.

Step three: Protect

Lastly, we want to ensure we are protecting our skin to potential damage, such as UV rays.

6.    SPF- reduces inflammation in the skin by reflecting potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation. A lot of makeup will contain this, but always make sure you apply SPF before heading outside. The sun’s rays still reach your skin on a cloudy day!

The above steps will help you to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Of course, if you would like a helping hand in defying the ageing process please call us on 01438 300111 to book in for a free consultation.

Gym face – the rise of fitness related tweakments

Here we explain why more and more health-conscious men and women are turning to facial aesthetics to make sure their face reflects the hard work they are putting into their body

 

We all know that unhealthy lifestyles, stress, sunbathing, and even spending too much time in front blue-light emitting devices (yes that’s right your mobile phone and laptop), can accelerate ageing, but did you know that some otherwise healthy habits, such as working out at the gym or going running, could also be taking their toll on your looks?

 

Exercise has untold benefits in terms of combating stress, keeping off weight, building and toning muscle and improving overall health, however, there are a few downsides that could mean when you look in the mirror, your face doesn’t match your body – namely wrinkles and acne.

 

The very reason we work out in the first place is not just for our health but also to look and feel good about ourselves, but if your gym routine and healthy lifestyle is not translating to your face, you could be one of the many men or women suffering from “gym face”.

 

Runner’s face

By far the biggest culprit is continuous high impact training which can lead to loss of volume and sagging of the skin and is often referred to as “runner’s face”. “As we age, we may be keen to lose our middle-aged spread, however, losing fat in our faces makes us look older”, says Dr Harry Singh, award winning facial aesthetician. “It’s the difference between a raisin and a grape – one is plump and smooth, the other is dried up and wrinkly. It’s the same with our faces. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid, the molecule responsible for binding and retaining water, and, as a result, we start to wrinkle. Exercise and fat loss in the face can exacerbate the effects of this.”

 

Feeling the strain

If you are into weightlifting or doing exercise that is physically challenging, then it may be the facial expressions you pull while doing this that are causing more pronounced wrinkles. Wrinkles can be both “static” and “dynamic” in nature and it’s the “dynamic” ones that are caused by our facial movements (think smile lines, laughter lines, smoker’s lines, frown lines).“Excessively straining during gym sessions could be making your brow more furrowed”, says Dr Singh.

 

No sweat

If you are breaking a sweat during your workouts, then that can also lead to acne on both the face and body. Sweat flushes out impurities from your body but hot sweaty skin – and the towel you use to mop your brow – can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Add to this the fact that your sweat glands can become blocked, and you have the perfect recipe for acne.

So, what’s the answer?

You could just stop working out but there are far too many documented benefits of regular exercise to sacrifice that. This is one of the reasons why, in recent years, more and more men and women have been embracing facial aesthetics treatments as a way to enhance their appearance and bring their face and body in alignment.

Spotlight on men
Having aesthetic enhancements is no longer a taboo for men, or something to be embarrassed about.

“When I first started out in 2002 only around 2% of my clients were male. Now it’s closer to 20% and I’ve seen most of that rise in the last five years”, says Dr Singh. “It’s much more acceptable now for men to have ‘tweakments’ and I think social media sites like Instagram and the popularity of selfies have played a huge part.”

 

Brotox

The number of men getting Botox injections has rocketed globally, leading media outlets to coin the term “Brotox”.

 

“Men have a different anatomical structure to women”, says Dr Singh. “So, while many women want to accentuate the arch of their brow and have a completely wrinkle-free, smooth forehead, for my male patients it’s usually not the same.

“When treating men, we usually focus on maintaining masculinity while softening deep brow furrows or frown lines and crow’s feet, which can make you look more angry and tired. Men have straighter brows, so the practitioner needs to know how much product to use and where to put it to get the desired result.”

And it doesn’t just help with ‘gym face’. Botox can also be used to combat excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, another bonus for any gym-goers.

Jawline contouring

It’s not just addressing the signs of ageing that is motivating men to get a little extra help. Jawline contouring is set to be one of the biggest trends of 2020 and men are leading the way. “A chiselled or more defined jaw has always been associated with an attractive male face and dermal fillers are now being used to achieve this by helping to define and sharpen the lines of the jaw”, says Dr Singh. “This is one of the most popular procedures with men in my clinic and no amount of diet or exercise will give you that chiselled/sharp jawline unless you were born with it.”

 

Skincare

If injectables are not for you but you still want to take care of your appearance, then you may be one of the many image-conscious men contributing to the explosive growth of the male skincare market. Analyst Future Market Insights recently revealed that the market for men’s skincare products hit $10 billion (£7.45bn) at the end of 2019, with double-digit growth forecasted through to 2029. Moisturisers, facial scrubs, sunscreens, cleansers and face washes were among those generating the most sales. The demand for serums was also on the rise. “Looking after your skin, protecting it from the sun, especially if you work out outdoors, and making sure you wash and clean it after exercise can all help prevent and combat the signs of ageing and acne” says Dr Singh.

 

 

Finding a practitioner

Understanding the differences between male and female facial composition is key for injectable treatments so make sure first and foremost, that you go to a medical practitioner – a doctor, dentist or nurse who is registered with a professional body (the GMC, GDC, NMC). “Ask to see any before and after pictures or testimonials they have from male clients if there are none on their website or ask how many male patients they treat,” advises Dr Singh. “Don’t be tempted by cut price deals and offers. These are medical treatments so putting yourself in the right hands is the best thing you can do to ensure safe and natural looking results.”

If you would like to discuss what is possible for you, please call Aesthetics Life on 01438 300111 for a free consultation.

Turn that frown upside down 

While wrinkles are probably the last thing on our minds right now in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are more reasons than vanity to stop frowning, including boosting your mental health, as facial aesthetics expert Dr Harry Singh explains… 

 

We are all understandably worried at the moment. With so much uncertainty and fear in the air, it’s no wonder that many of us are crinkling our brows with concern. I spend much of my time correcting people’s expression lines in a bid to help them look younger and fresher, and as a result I have become somewhat of an expert in how frowning impacts us, not just physically but mentally. So, here are a few tips to help ease some of those worry lines and boost your mental wellbeing.

 

  • Try not to frown– there is a reason Botox has been scientifically shown to help depression and that is because our facial expressions and emotions are intrinsically linked and if we can’t scowl or frown so much, we feel happier. Smiling therapy is actually a thing. Even if you don’t feel like it, try sitting and smiling for a few minutes; it will change your mindset and help you feel more positive.

 

  • Relax– stress not only ages us, it also lowers our immune system, so try using relaxation techniques such as deep breathing meditation to calm your mind.

 

  • Get fresh air – take the opportunity to exercise outside once a day to get some fresh air, all the while practising social distancing, and spend time in your garden, if you have one (wearing SPF to protect your skin, of course

 

  • Take a break from news and social media – while it is good to be informed overdosing on news can make us feel overwhelmed and increase our stress and anxiety levels. Don’t obsess with keeping up with every Coronavirus news story. Try to find happiness in your daily lifts and focus on what you are grateful for. We need to focus on the positives whilst remaining healthy.

 

  • Practise self-care – drinking lots of water, getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet and taking supplements (such as vitamin C, zinc, turmeric and echinacea, which are all good for our immunity) boost our general and mental health and, of course, our skin.

 

 

So, try turning that frown upside down and don’t let worry take over your face and your life. We will all have our own stories to tell once this crisis is over, but they don’t need to be etched on our foreheads, too.

Pucker Up: Top Tips for Kissable Lips this Valentine’s Day

As our body’s most visible erogenous zone.1, the mouth is one of our most sensual features. And at the heart of its beauty is the lips. Full, smooth, shapely lips are a sign of youth, vitality and attractiveness, so it’s no wonder they are a focal point when it comes to getting romantic.

 

As one of the UK’s leading trainers in facial aesthetics, Dr Harry Singh from The Botulinum Toxin Club, shares his top five tips for getting gorgeous, kissable lips this Valentine’s Day.

 

Valentine’s Day is coming and that means there’s one thing on our minds, who we are going to be smooching this February 14. Whether it’s making time for romance with a long term partner or spouse or going out on dates and meeting someone new, kissing is the ultimate display of affection and the most intimate way to bond without getting naked.

 

Kissing is nature’s ultimate litmus test. It encourages g us to be most attracted to the people that may be the best genetic partners and it’s why being compatible in the smooching department is so important for many of us. In fact,  evolutionary psychologists at the State University of New York at Albany found that 59% of men and 66% of women hadended a budding relationship because a kiss didn’t go well.2

 

Our lips are packed with sensitive nerve endings that stimulate happy hormones by igniting the pleasure centres of the brain which is why kissing feels so great.3 As an added bonus, kissing also has a variety of mental and physical health benefits too from relieving stress and anxiety and boosting self-esteem to lowering cholesterol and even decreasing blood pressure by increasing your heart rate in a way that dilates your blood vessels.4

 

The rise of the lip filler

Ever since a young Kylie Jenner admitted to having her lips done on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2015, the trend and demand for lip fillers has soared. In the 24 hours that followed, Google searches for lip fillers peaked globally, and one London clinic reported a 70% rise in enquiries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has also reported an increase of 50% in lip augmentations. The pout is well and truly in and lip fillers have become part of the beauty zeitgeist, with a whole host of celebrities getting them enhanced.5 But how do you get beautiful, plump lips without looking over inflated or distracting from your natural beauty?

 

Dr Harry’s Top Tips for beautiful lips:

  1. Stay hydrated: The winter months can make our lips dry and cracked so hydration is key to a perfect pout. The best way to hydrate our lips is by drinking water but for a helping hand, hydrating skin boosters can be injected to replenish moisture and add subtle volume without over filling your lips.
  2. Exfoliate don’t over moisturise: You may think that applying lip balm will keep your lips smooth but while lip balms can be good for protecting your lips from the elements, over use can actually trap the dryness in and too much moisturising can make our skin cells lazy, requiring more and more applications. The most effective way to keep your lips smooth is to gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells. Try using products that contain active ingredients, such as AHAs or BHAs, which encourage cell turn over.
  3. Turn back time: While time may heal all wounds, it certainly doesn’t do our lips any favours, with the ageing process taking away their fullness, making them thinner and less defined and prone to lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be used to replenish lost volume or add volume to naturally thin lips. They can also enhance the outline of your lips by defining your cupid’s bow for a more heart-shaped appearance. Lines and wrinkles round the mouth such a smoker’s lines or smile lines can also be diminished.
  4. Don’t over do it: Our lips are a focal point on our face and while lip fillers may be the latest beauty buzz word, we have all seen how over filled lips can have the opposite effect, making someone look strange and even unattractive. Do your research. Ask to see your practitioner’s before and afters and choose someone who will give you natural looking results that are in balance with the rest of your face.
  5. Don’t be tempted by cheap deals and offers: Lip fillers can look great when done well but they can also cause many unwanted complications from lumps, bumps and bruising to more serious side effects like blocked blood vessels and tissue death. Making sure you go to an experienced medial practitioner who is highly trained is the best way to avoid any complications. Don’t be tempted by cheap deals and too-good-to-be-true social media offers. Lip fillers are big business and so there are many unscrupulous people out there looking to get your hard earned cash. Don’t risk ruining your face for the sake of price. Choose based on skill and experience.

 

 

About Dr Harry Singh

Dr Harry Singh is an award-winning medical professional and owner of the Botulinum Toxin Club. He runs training courses throughout the UK teaching medical practitioners the art of injectables. A successfully published author, Dr Singh uses his knowledge and understanding of facial aesthetics to provide an award-winning service that also informs delegates on how to run and successfully market a facial aesthetics business. This led to The Botulinum Toxin Club being names the ‘Most Outstanding Business of the Year’ at the 2018 Dental Industry Awards.

 

References

 

  1. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-39430-4_5
  2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070830121629.htm
  3. https://theconversation.com/lips-are-the-most-exposed-erogenous-zone-which-makes-kissing-feel-very-good-34459
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-kissing#happy-hormones
  5. https://heatworld.com/celebrity/news/celebrity-lip-fillers/

Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatment in Stevenage

There are various topical products on the market that promise to tighten and firm sagging skin, but none of these offer the real, visible changes that you’ll see with skin tightening treatments in Stevenage.

Skin tightening treatments work to lift, tone, and tighten sagging skin and are an excellent, non-invasive alternative to traditional skin tightening treatments.

Issues with sagging skin on the face and body typically result from pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural ageing process. However, other factors may also contribute, including smoking and heredity.

As we age and the body begins to produce less collagen, the soft tissues of the face and body lose their youthful elasticity, and the connective tissues and muscles begin to elongate and sag. In instances of rapid weight gain or pregnancy, these processes are accelerated. Gravity then causes the underlying fat to shift, and the skin to expand, resulting in sagging.

This process causes mild to major facial skin laxity issues, such as prominent nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, platysmal banding under the chin (turkey neck), marionette lines, and drooping eyelids.

Non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatments in Stevenage, such as ultrasound therapy and radiofrequency treatments, work to reverse these issues.

Ultrasound therapy treatments utilise heat energy to target the dermis of the skin and induce increased collagen production. It is a continually restorative treatment, which means that results continue to improve over time and with continued treatment as the skin heals itself, with most patients experiencing visible effects between a 2-6 months period.

Radiofrequency treatments work similarly, heating the dermis of the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process and increase collagen production. Again, this is a restorative process that takes place over six months, as it takes this amount of time for the body to produce new collagen.

Both procedures feature various benefits over traditional skin tightening surgeries, including:

  • Gradual results that appear more natural
  • No puncture wounds, incisions, or raw skin
  • Little to no downtime
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Short procedure time (typically last no more than one hour)
  • Can be used almost anywhere on the body

Skin tightening procedures in Stevenage offer a non-invasive alternative to achieving beautiful, revitalised skin. Contact our representatives today to discuss our comprehensive procedures and begin your unique treatment plan to realise your aesthetic goals.

Give yourself the jawline you’ve always wanted

Dr Harry Singh explores the treatment options available to define and contour the perfect jawline using dermal fillers, the puppet face lift and anti-wrinkle injections

If you look in the bathroom mirror and the image staring back at you appears to be that of a ‘sad-looking’ face, complete with wrinkled, sagging or lax skin, then I hate to break it to you, but these are all signs of ageing.

That naughty gravity has an annoying habit of sending everything in a southerly direction as we get older. With our face, this means that as wrinkles start to form, volume and elasticity is lost, and this all heads in a downwards direction. This creates marionette lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin, and a loss of the chiselled, angular line of the jawbone which becomes shrouded with loose skin and small fatty deposits called jowls. The effect of ageing hits both men and women, and ultimately definition is lost along the jawline, but thankfully we have a range of medical aesthetic treatments at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire which can recontour, build volume, redefine and provide lift to the lower face, restoring a more youthful aspect and the jawline you always wanted.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal or soft tissue fillers are a great treatment for adding volume, filling depressions, folds, lines and wrinkles, as well as creating shape and structure, which is exactly what we want to achieve when redefining the jawline.

Using a non-animal, hyaluronic acid gel, which is a temporary injectable gives the best results. I use the Restylane® range which are available in different gel thicknesses for different actions such as volume building or contouring shaping. Restylane has a safety record going back over 25 years meaning that it has one of the largest documented histories of clinical studies. As a dentist and Aesthetic Practitioner, I have been carrying out treatments with Restylane since 2002 and love the flexibility that the products such as Lyft, Volyme and Defyne give me to define, volumise and hydrate the jawline. The best thing about it is that hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our own bodies, which we produce daily. As we age though, we produce less of it, which leads to the loss of hydration in our skin and deeper tissue. By making hyaluronic acid into differing gel thicknesses, which last for 6 to 9 months, in some case 12 months, we can rebuild what ageing is taking away. The Restylane products also come with added lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic, meaning that every injection is comfortable.

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin, most commonly known as Botox®, is a prescription only medicine which can be used to treat lines and wrinkles on the face, but also has many other applications which are less familiar to most people. I use a brand called Azzalure®, and it can be used to treat various areas of the lower face to help bring back jawline definition. Because it’s a prescription only medicine, you will need to come to a face-to-face consultation with me, so we can discuss if you are suitable for treatment. Azzalure can be used to reduce activity in the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) which drags the corners of the mouth downwards towards the chin, in the chin itself to reduce a so-called ‘scrotal chin’ whereby an over-active chin muscle creates dimpling. It can also be in the masseter or chewing muscles to stop teeth grinding, and to soften a square or wide jaw, which is often unattractive in a female.

Silhouette Soft Threads

Addressing volume loss and overactive muscles will have a significant effect on reshaping the jawline, but to really achieve a long-lasting result against gravity, we need to consider treatments which offer a lifting action. One of the best for this is the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, sometimes referred to as a puppet face lift. Silhouette Soft threads are made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) with small cones made from lactic and glycolic acid along their length, separated by knots. These cones are therefore free-floating and bi-directional, acting as little hooks and anchors when the thread is placed into the skin and pulled upwards into position. The PLLA has a stimulatory effect in the skin over time and this makes the body produce new collagen to support the lift, even after the original thread has been dissolved by the body. This is a great lift for younger women who are not ready for a surgical face lift and will last 18-24 months.

If you’re concerned about the lack of definition in your jawline, then you can come in for a consultation with me, Dr Harry Singh and we can discuss if cosmetic injectables such as Restylane, botulinum toxin injections or Silhouette Soft threads are the right solution for you. Call 0800 006 2266 to book an appointment at Aesthetics in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.