Saturday 15 September 2012

Lip Augmentation York

What is a Lip Augmentation?

Your lips loose volume with age. Here at the Yorkshire Skin Clinic we can use techniques to inject products and enhance different parts of your lips.

Look at your lips in a mirror:
Are they too thin?
Do the sides of your top lip tail off?
Do your lips naturally turn down at the sides and create a 'sad face'?
Do they pout enough when looked at from the sides?
Is there anything you would like enhancing? The Yorkshire Skin Clinic can give you an enhanced cupid's bow (see below). We can get a dramatic improvement by just enhancing you philtrum.

What if it goes wrong? (What happened with Lesley Ash?)

The infamous pictures of Lesley Ash’s lips were due to the use of Permanent Fillers which are no longer used. Our fillers naturally get broken down by the body over 6 months and can be dissolved with an injection at any time. Hence if you are not happy with the result then we can easily manipulate the fillers in your lips, add to them or even get rid of them all together.

Will I have an anaesthetic?

Yes, your surgeon will give you usually four injections of local anaesthetic to numb the nerves that supply the lips. It may take a few hours before your feeling returns but this means that the procedure is very comfortable and should not be painful.

How long does it take to work?


Because injecting your lips is different to injecting your skin they do swell and bruise more easily. After the procedure your lips will look a lot bigger due to swelling. This is often scary as people think that's how they are going to look. The swelling usually settles down after 24-48 hours. Bruising can occur on the lips which appear as a darker purple area on the lip, this again resolves within a few days.

How long does it take?

On average the whole procedure should take less than 25 minutes.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?

A dermal filler is a smooth colourless gel-like material similar to Vaseline.

What do Dermal Fillers do?

Dermal fillers are used to treat lines & wrinkles that are on your face whether you move or not (static lines).

Look in the mirror: You may have lines from your nose down to the corner of your mouth in your cheek bulge, this occurs as part of ageing.

You may have small lines from going out from around your lips, these are called “smokers' lines” but you do not have to smoke to get them. Some women find that their lip-stick 'bleeds' into these lines.

At the Yorkshire Skin Clinic these can all be treated by injecting a small line of dermal fillers along that line can plump it out and get rid of the lines with immediate results.

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Cheek Enhancements

Is getting fantastic facial rejuvenation using Juvederm Voluma, really lifts the cheeks subtly and adds real beauty to the face. If you're interested in talking about this - give us a call on 01904 721536

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Wednesday 18 July 2012

The Title of 'Surgeon'

The Royal College of Surgeons and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have stated that the term 'surgeon' is being used too cheaply by other professionals who advertise themselves as surgeons but are not.

The examples of these are 'podiatry surgeons' and some 'aesthetic surgeons' who may not even be medically qualified.

A survey of 2000 people carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons showed that 98% of people would expect someone calling themselves a surgeon to have a medical background.

At the Yorkshire Skin Clinic our clinicians are all fully trained doctors and have then undertaken specialist training in surgical procedures at post graduate levels.

Our Aesthetic Surgeon - Dr Aaron Brown is not only a qualified doctor but a qualified Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England hence wears his 'surgeon' title absolutely correctly.

Saturday 14 July 2012

Dermal Fillers Masterclass

Just attended a fantastic day working with the internationally acclaimed cosmetic doctor Raj Acquilla.

We used a variety of the Juvederm ranges by Allergan and got some extremely impressive results. All these products and techniques are available at the Yorkshire Skin Clinic (

Dr Acquilla has gained over 8 years experience as a Cosmetic Physician at the largest cosmetic surgery company in the UK, working alongside the country's finest Cosmetic Surgeons and a well-regarded professional team in Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire and London. He is also responsible for the cosmetic treatment of many of Cheshire's glamorous celebrity faces and has been involved in several press and TV productions along the way.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Nurses banned from getting Botox Prescribed Remotely

The GMC have said that doctors should not prescribe Botox remotely for nurses who practice Botox.

They said "We recognise that patients can benefit from communicating with their doctor by email, phone, or video-link or fax, as long as it is done safely, but our new guidance makes clear that doctors must now not prescribe medicines such as Botox remotely"

This will be problematic for Botox clinics run by Nurses who rely on Doctors to prescribe the Botox (a prescription only medicine) for them to administer.

The Doctor and Surgeon led treatments performed by us here at the Yorkshire Skin Clinic will not be affected by this GMC statement.

Does Botox Hurt?

Does it hurt?
Here at the Yorkshire Skin Clinic we use one of the smallest and thinnest needles available to us. If you have ever had a blood test or a vaccination the needle used for that will probably be bigger and more painful than the one we use. There may be a sharp scratch and a slight stinging sensation as the medicine is injected. This will pass quickly.