Non-Laser Treatments


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Electrolysis

Electrolysis has been shown to be permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been well recognised by knowledgeable physicians and is also testified to by hundreds of scientific articles published in the medical literature.Because electrolysis is a permanent procedure, it is important you are sure about the treatment before you have it.

Apilus Platinum Pure Electrolysis Machine

 

Key Facts:

  • Used in various forms since 1875!
  • Over 125 years of clinically proven safety and effectiveness.
  • First used by the medical profession and remains the tried and trusted form of permanent hair removal
  • Three modalities or types of electrolysis: Short wave diathermy, Galvanic and the most effective Blend Method

 

A fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle where a small amount of current is discharged at the root of the hair where it receives its nourishment. By repeatedly treating the hair in this way the hair is unable to grow back. This is a highly skilled procedure and the competent Electrologist has undergone thorough training in all of the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. What will happen during the first appointment?

When compared to the prices of other health and beauty-care services and the cost of dealing with excessive hair using temporary means, electrolysis in most cases, is very affordable. Remember, the problem is being dealt with permanently and not just on a short-term basis. Excessive, undesired hair growth is not gender biased; men often seek electrolysis treatments to remove unwanted hair from a variety of areas. Brow, beard and ear grooming as well as body work are all common areas that men have treated.

If starting from scratch, you should be prepared to make regular appointments over the course of 18 months to 2 years for most areas of the face or body. You will not need to attend so often towards the end, just a few short appointments to clear up any stragglers. If you cannot attend very often, or you pluck or wax during your treatment then it will take longer. However, even if you stop electrolysis halfway through you can pick up where you left off anytime, as the electrolysis you have already had will still have destroyed many hairs.

Please note that the cost of Electrolysis is based on the time require for your treat. This will be discussed and agreed at your free Consultation.

 


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ACP

ACP – Advanced Cosmetic Procedures using Electrolysis for removal of skin blemishes & Imperfections.

ACP treatments using electrolysis are becoming increasingly popular as knowledge about these fantastic treatments increases. A wide diversity of skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with effective results offering an eventual blemish free smooth skin.

Skin Imperfections

The main skin blemishes that we treat:
Moles
Skin Tags
Milia
Seborrhoeic Keratosis
Warts
Thread Veins/ Red Veins
Blood Spots/ Campbell De Morgan.

As far back as the early 1900’s electrolysis was being used for the treatment of port-wine marks, broken capillaries, spider naevi, warts and even xanthelasma (yellow pigmented spots or plates found on the eyelids). Today it has progressed a long way and with ongoing improvements and modern technology it is safe, comfortable and effective way of removing skin blemishes. A wide variety of skin blemishes can be quickly treated with immediate and effective results offering an eventual blemish free smooth skin.

 

 

What happens during the treatment?

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The tip of the finest probe (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny energy current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the severity of the problem. In the case of skin tags the current destroys the vessels ‘feeding’ the blemish ‘starving’ it of nourishment resulting in its eventual demise.

Our team are trained in Advanced Cosmetic Procedures and can treat many skin imperfections using Advanced Electrolysis.

Milia

Milia are tiny white lipid-epithelium plugs. Their exact cause is unknown although they are often related to diet with a high cholesterol count, excessive Vitamin C, a too rich moisturising cream and also associated with dry skin which can be acidic. They contain keratin and sometimes get quite hard. They lay very superficially under the skin and are very easy to treat with Advanced Electrolysis techniques.

Treatment involves using advanced electrolysis and treating the Milia individually with the finest sterile probe. The treatment is pain free although the area may appear a little red for an hour or two following treatment. The milia will dry up and disappear in the next few days. It is advised to apply Sterex Aloe Vera gel twice daily to the area, which promotes healing and helps prevent infection.

Warts & Verrucas

wart

There are various types of warts, including plane, common, seborrhoeic and verrucas. All can be easily and successfully treated. Warts can develop individually or in clusters. Seborrhoeic warts become more common with increasing age and can grow up to two inches across.

Prior to Verruca treatment a Foot Health Care Check with our podiatrist is recommend before treatment.

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis Papulosa NigraThis is a common disorder which develops in adolescence on black skin and is identified by smooth, dome shaped, brown to black papules seen mainly on the cheeks, neck and upper chest. Simple to remove – a patch test is required prior to treatment.

 

Skin Tags

Skin Tags are very common and most frequently found on the neck and face. They often appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a large pea or even larger. They are often found in areas of friction such as the underarm, under the breasts or around the neck where necklaces may irritate.

Treatment involves using advanced electrolysis and treating the skin tag with a fine sterile probe whilst carefully avoiding ‘good’ skin. The tag will change in colour and will drop off in the next few days or may require a further treatment a few weeks later. No incisions or stitches are necessary and the area should heal completely within 2 days to 3 weeks maximum.

Facial Thread Veins

Thread veinsThese are not broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. As we age, these vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated. There are numerous causes including: ageing, hereditary, pregnancy, the rubbing of spectacles, smoking, energetic sports, temperature extremes and harsh weather exposure, hormones and skin fragility. They are commonly seen in a maturing ‘English Rose’ complexion.

Treatment usually requires between one and five treatments.

Please be aware that if we have any cause for concern for a skin blemish then we may refer you to your GP.

As always the cost of removing/treating Skin Imperfections is based on the time required for your treatment. We have provided some very realistic price expectation, however, the price may vary based on Size, Location, Severity, and Treatment options, this will be discussed and agreed at your free Consultation.

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Hair Removal

As specialists in Hair Removal each of our Nurses and aestheticians have undergone specialist training to ensure that Hair Removal is safe, fast and very effective.

Excess hair can be distressing and the causes numerous. Our nurses and aestheticians have specialist training in transgendered work and are happy to treat clients who are embarking on this often long and life changing journey. We also have experience of treating hirsutism as a result of Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS) and can offer advice regarding hair removal and long term management.

There are many reasons why excess hair becomes a problem – most of which we have dealt with over the years. If you are concerned and wish to discuss the problem with one of our nurses or aestheticians – in confidence – please call and we will ensure that a nurse or aestheticians calls you back at a mutually convenient time. At the Laser Clinic we realise that not everybody is a suitable candidate for laser hair removal so as part of our dedication to specialising in this area, we are able to offer Electrolysis for permanent hair removal and sugaring with prices starting from as little as £20 it is a very worthwhile investment!

We have specialised in hair removal for many years and have witnessed first hand the change it can make to peoples’ lives. As Nurses and aestheticians, we respect your privacy and dignity at all times and we can assure you of our professionalism.

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Podiatry / Chiropody

Podiatry is the modern term for chiropody. Podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to assess, diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

Common problems a podiatrist treats include:

  • Corns & Callus
  • Verrucae (Warts)
  • Foot, Ankle & Knee Pain
  • Thickened nails
  • Fungal Nails & Athletes Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ingrowing Toe Nails
Our podiatrist, Michelle Winslow, is fully qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry.

Semi-Permanent Make-up

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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a safe and well established treatment for thread veins on the legs. Although there are a number of alternative treatments, it remains the most reliably successful of them all. A solution is injected with a very tiny needle, very superficially into the veins, causing the lining of the vein to swell and become sticky. Compression is then applied to close the veins. Over a period of time the vein will heal closed and fade away.

In our practice we make every effort to minimise any risks of complication, and wearing compression hosiery as we prescribe plays an important part in this. All treatment is carried out by Registered Nurses who are fully trained and insured. Sclerotherapy is a permanent solution for the areas treated, but it does not prevent new problem areas from appearing. Most patients are pleased with the difference that sclerotherapy makes, usually seeing an overall improvement of 80-90 % following treatment. It is important to realise however that this treatment does not prevent new veins from emerging in the future and as time passes by, it may be necessary for touch-up treatments if or when new leg veins appear. Sclerotherapy is performed by our skilled medical practitioners, which involves injecting a solution into the vein using a micro-needle, thereby causing the vein to collapse and fade from view. It is a virtually painless treatment which has been shown to be the most successful treatment available today for these tiny blood vessels.

How does the treatment work?

A dilute irritant solution is injected into the vein using a very fine needle. This damages the vessel lining causing it to close off. The body treats this as damaged tissue which is slowly absorbed over about three months. Sometimes all the thread veins disappear. The injections are almost painless and all the thread veins can usually be treated in one half hour session. They look worse to begin with and large vessels may go black. Fading starts after three weeks and it will be three months before the main benefit is seen and improvement continues for a year. For this reason it is a good idea to plan treatment some time before your holiday. The treatment will last for several years, but other thread veins will often develop over time. An improvement of 80-90 % is more usual.

The number of treatments varies and is dependent upon the patient and the extent of the condition but each session must have a 4-6 week interval. This and other aspects of the treatment will be discussed in more detail at the pre-treatment consultation.


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Facials & Beauty Treatments

We tailor our facials to meet your specific skin needs. Whether it be for problem areas or relax, we have the facial for you.

Skin consultations are free of charge to discuss your skin concerns and to give you a personalised plan.
We use a specialist Dermaco machine with different attachments to give you the best treatment for you.

Our facials are priced by the time required for the level you chose:

The different facial options are:

Diamond Microdermabrasion:

Diamond MicrodermabrasionThis is an exfoliating treatment. It is very gentle and relaxing. Diamond Microdermabrasion is basically a safe and intense exfoliation for the face, it removes unwanted dead skin and promotes fresh skin growth. Your skin should naturally shed dead skin, but this process can sometimes be too slow causing a build-up of dead, dry skin. When this occurs, it is hard to moisturise the skin because and product will just sit on the built up dead skin. When this dead skin is removed, any serums or creams put on the skin will soak into the skin instead of sitting on top of the skin. This will give the skin a fresher appearance and smoother feel.

 Ultrasound:

This helps push product down to the lower levels of skin, where it needs to be, to be of any help to the skin. Ultrasound is great for moisturising the skin. It works best when teamed with Diamond Microdermabrasion. This will hydrate the skin. Hydrated skin looks younger and better than dehydrated skin, so a good facial can truly be anti-aging.

Microcurrent:

Microcurrent is also known as a non-surgical facelift. Overtime our skin on the face starts to sag and fine lines and wrinkle appear, this is due to our facial muscles becoming lazy overtime and gravity pulling everything down. Microcurrent uses a low electrical current to retrain the muscles and lift them back up where they should be, and the skin along with it. This will reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck and give a lifting effect. People with specific problem areas (ie sagging of the jowls) will get the best results with a 15mins TLC Skin & Tonic Flash treatment once a week for 12 weeks and then topping up the results once a month.

Hands on relaxation:
If you do not have any problem areas and just want to de-stress while being kind to your skin, then a hands on facial massage is for you. First, a facial massage is relaxing and helps tensions fade away. Secondly, facial massage will aid lymph drainage for the neck, face and head. This lymph drainage will remove toxins stuck around the face. Without being drained to a lymph node, toxins will just sit and pollute the facial area. People with sinus pressure or congestion greatly benefit from lymph drainage.

You can mix and match these facials within the allocated TLC Skin & Tonic timings.


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Beauty

Brows:

A simple eyebrow shape and tint can easily complete your look.
A good eyebrow shape/ tidy can complement your eyes and even fake the appearance of a ‘perfect’ oval face shape.
An eyebrow tint will define your brows by giving the hairs an even colour. The tint will also pick up and colour the finer hairs to help even sparse eyebrows look more defined.
*A tint test is required 48hours+ before tinting treatment (this is to ensure that you do not have a reaction to the tint.)
Treatment is advised every 4-6 weeks to ensure tidy and defined brows. Alternatively, you could have treatment before special occasions, for a different, enhanced look.

Lash tint:

An eyelash tint will darken the colour of your top and bottom eyelashes. This is means you do not have to apply mascara in the morning and still look like you have made an effort. An eyelash tint is perfect for holidays around the pool as it will not run down your face like mascara. It will mean you can look flawless without the hassle.
*A tint test is required 48hours+ before tinting treatment (this is to ensure that you do not have a reaction to the tint.)
Treatment is advised every 4-6 weeks to ensure dark eyelashes. Alternatively, you could have treatment before special occasions, for a different, enhanced look.

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Holistic Therapy & Massages

Relaxing & de-stress with a massage of your choice.

Massage is a great way to relax and let the stresses of everyday life just slip away. Massage helps to ease aches and pains. It also helps to relieve knots in the muscles that can make the area feel tight. Massage will also aid lymph drainage, this helps to remove toxins sitting around the body by draining them out to lymph nodes. Without movement or massage these toxins will just sit and pollute the area. If you do not have regular massages, after your massage you may feel lightheaded due to these toxins being moved, but your muscles will feel so much better without these toxins plaguing them.

What is holistic therapies and how can holistic therapies help you?

• Daily life impacts on our bodies in so many ways: making us become tired, stressed, anxious and exhausted! Holistic therapies is a form of healing the mind, body and soul as whole with a therapeutic touch to not only enhance relaxation, but effective method for rebalancing. Holistic therapies have many benefits including relaxes taut muscles, improves lymphatic drainage, releases toxins, improve circulation, quality of sleep and much more.

• It’s time to take care of yourself, everyone can benefit from a holistic massage to ease muscle tension, promote relaxation and de-stressing from your hectic lifestyle.

• Here are 8 signs you need a massage: You’re stressed out, you’re not getting enough sleep, you have aches and pains in muscles, you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, you have low energy and immunity, you have lack of circulation in the body, you’re always busy and need to relax and lastly because you haven’t had one in over a month!

Indian Head Massage (30minutes)

• Indian Head Massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that focuses on the tension held in your head, face, neck and shoulders. It is a deep massage, which uses a variety of pressure and acupressure techniques that tap into your seven “chakras” or paths of energy and encourage healing and balance by being part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda. This is perfect for relaxation, de-stressing and rebalancing the body with coconut oil drizzled into the scalp.

Reflexology Hands or Feet (30minutes)

relax and treat yourself to one of our Holistic Massages• Reflexology is based on an ancient theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head that link to every part of the body. The theory behind reflexology is that it encourages the body to restore its balance naturally and can be performed on either the hands or feet to pick up on the imbalances. Reflexology is also used to relieve tension and treat illness, also great for those with mobility issues. By having Reflexology your therapist will be able to pin point problem areas within the body and soothe and encourage the body to heal itself naturally.

Body Massage, Back is (30minutes) & Full Body takes (60minutes)

• Relax and unwind while your tense muscles are relieved of their aches and pains by experiencing a truly unique Ayurveda massage and incorporation of Swedish techniques with warm soothing oil. This back/ body massage is tailored to each client to help relieve tension and promote well-being. You’ll feel like you’re floating on air afterwards!

Aromatherapy Massage, Back is (30minutes) & Full Body takes (60minutes)

• Upgrade your massage with further relaxation; a perfect hand blended formula of aromatherapy oils created to suit each individual and their needs. If you’re unsure on what you need, why not try our TLC signature blend that is scented around the clinic, which incorporates a perfect mixture of floral and citrus fragrances to promote deep relaxation which is incredibly relaxing and soothing.

Hot Stones Massage, Back is (30minutes) & Full Body takes (60minutes)

• Pamper yourself with this signature luxurious Hot Stones Massage which uses warm basalts stones that are placed as well as guided along the body to enhance total relaxation and promote a sense of well being. The heat from the stones helps to relax the body but also warm up the muscles allowing for a deeper all-over massage which makes it ideal to relieve tense muscles and to improve circulation around the body. Hot stone therapy can help in the treatment of muscular aches, pains, back problems, insomnia, reduce stress, anxiety, tension and much more.

Hot Stones Massage

Ultraslim

Swindon Ultraslim offers non-surgical fat removal using an effective cavitation slimming system. The treatment is suitable for both men and women. For more information: www.swindonultraslim.co.uk/