Juvederm Dermal Filler and frown relaxing treatment with our specialist nurses.

March 27th, 2015

005 MBNS 040315From Marea – our head nurse….”We here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics have been helping our clients achieve their skin health goals for more than seventeen years and during the many cosmetic injection treatments that I undertake, two of the same questions come up time after time.  The top two are always ‘Are cosmetic injections safe’ and ‘if I stop having them will I look worse?’ “
“Careful treatment planning and good before and after photographs are taken by us which enables our clients to see and remember the difference our treatments actually make; and if you want to stop having treatments for any reason your face will just return to the way you looked when treatments were first embarked upon”.

I’m also often asked the following:

Q.   I would like to have a frown relaxing treatment.  How long does it last and how often can I be treated?

A frown relaxing treatment should only be carried out following a full medical history and consultation as a prescription medicine is used. These treatments should only be performed by a specialist nurse or doctor and typically last 3-6 months.  People who like to have a relaxed and smoother forehead and fewer smile lines at the side of their eyes will usually see me three times in a year.  The medicine that is used is also used safely for health conditions such as migraine prevention and excessive underarm sweating.

Another question I often get asked says Marea is:

juvederm-volbella-lips1Q.  I want fuller lips, but I don’t want to end up with a trout pout!

We err on the side of safety and subtlety here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics.  Our patients who want to have a lip enhancement are advised to have a lip hydrator such as Juvederm Volbella.  This fantastic treatment adds minimal volume to lips that have lost collagen due to ageing, so the shape of the lips is not changed, they just look softer and more youthful.  Gone are the days of the “trout pout” of yester year.  Again, this treatment is only performed by one of our team of experienced specialist nurses.

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin,  fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.  Please visit our ONLINE SHOP to have your products delivered FREE to your door!

 

Hyperhidrosis treatment – don’t sweat it!

March 24th, 2015

Does underarm sweating interfere with your life?

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Woman requiring Hyperhidrosis treatment

Everybody sweats, it’s a normal part of how our bodies regulate temperature.  However, people with hyperhidrosis (that’s the official name for underarm sweating)  produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature.  It is now the time of year also when the weather is getting warmer that this can become more noticeable.

Hyperhidrosis is a simple treatment that controls excessive sweating.

You are not alone if your life is affected by excessive sweating.  The good news is that effective treatments are available which could significantly improve your quality of life.

Our nurse practitioners here at MBNS and Qutis clinics daily help many of our clients with treatment for underarm sweating.  A few simple injections of a toxin underneath the arms twice a year will keep the excessive sweating at bay!

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.

 

It’s all about the lips!

March 20th, 2015

lips VolbellaThe skin on your lips is constantly moisturised from within by hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar!  Hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated for a youthful look.

All lip shapes are attractive but some need subtle natural-looking volume enhancement, while asymmetric lips may need a gentle modification to adjust proportions.

Before and After VOLBELLA treatment for lips

Here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics we use the Juvederm range of fillers.  The best product for the use in lips is Juvederm VOLBELLA.  It is a smooth gel which is injected by our experienced nurse practitioners under the skin using an ultra fine needle.  The gel fills the lines and wrinkles whilst the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture, so results can last up to a year.  This filler is extremely smooth and our nurses can tailor your treatment to your individual lip shape, subtly adding fullness while maintaining the details that make your lips unique.

Our ethos at MBNS and Qutis clinics is to make you look your natural best, and Juvederm VOLBELLA treatment for lips does just that.

Finally I have found help for my acne and unwanted hair!

March 17th, 2015

Getting rid of acne with iS Clinical products at MBNS and Qutis Clinics

Guest Journalist Lucy Lardner discusses her experience at the MBNS Clinic in Thame:

It had been a long time coming. Finally a miracle cure for my acne to end the years of silent suffering.

My skin has always been, shall we say, somewhat temperamental. For some unknown reason I skipped the hormonal teen phase and surged straight in to my twenties sporting full blown adult acne, unlucky I hear you say? Well it most certainly was!

I spent the best of three years trawling the internet, grasping on to glimmers of hope to try to salvage this sorry state I then found myself in. You name it, I have been there, seen there, trialled there and ultimately failed there.   Now my skin is a complex one, cystic acne wasn’t part of the issue, it was more of a tired, heavily congested tone, not a look I wished to wear every day.

Ever the determined girl I turned my mind and my money to a Harley Street clinic. Figuring that London must have the skin solution. With many a trial and error at a few well known clinics, my face felt tight and taut from the torture of glycolic peels to alkaline washes, all which left a temporary promise failing to penetrate beneath the surface of the problem. So I did what any desperate female would do, heavily invest into those oil clogging, skin smothering makeup brands. Funding a face full of foundation I left Harley Street with a heavy heart, resigned to the fact that no peel, no pill, no powder would change this sorry state of affairs.

At the time I was living in London and  undergoing some IPL permanent hair reduction to zap away the hairs on my legs but due to a job opportunity I decided to relocate to Oxford. I wanted to continue my treatment so I tapped into Google “IPL Oxford” and low and behold MBNS popped up.  Figuring I had nothing to lose apart from a few protruding dark hairs, I stepped out into the great unknown. Putting my faith in to the medical knowledge from the MBNS website I was relieved to be greeted by a warm team of caring professionals.

It was here that I really felt I could open up, bare it all, let out the struggles. Harley Street had left me feeling less of a person, ashamed, embarrassed and a face of failure. So to find some emotional relief from an understanding team of skincare professionals was where I decided to pluck up the courage to readdress my skin problems.

It was during my initial visit for hair removal that on consultation, a sparky nurse called IMG_1357Adrian Baker advised me that I should try this new range called iS Clinical products for my skin.  Adrian then recommended a customised clinical skin care regime; all provided and guided by the MBNS team themselves. He utterly swore by it, confiding in me his own personal road to acne recovery.
“What acne!” I screeched as I searched his gloriously glowing face. Not a pimple in sight. “Exactly!” he exclaimed.

iS Clinical is a scientifically advanced luxury skincare company that dedicates effective products to drastically deliver an improvement to the skin. Because of the skin’s complex nature in order to see great results it requires precise chemical formulations using the highest-grade ingredients available. Cue in MBNS!  From superior-quality serums to clean cleansers this skincare line knows no limits. So off I went with my guinea pig backpack of promised goodies, and boy I was not disappointed. From the moment I glided Pro Heal Advance across my poorly pitted pores, I just knew I had stumbled across something great, found hidden in rural Oxfordshire.  I rigorously stuck to the advised day and night regime, feeling a subtle sense of calm skin which was a welcome relief.

Now, I am always one to try out new things and due to my dedicated purchase of the iS Clinical range, MBNS then offered me a rewarding, free ‘Fire and Ice’ facial. Voted the best LA red carpet rescue facial on the market, I had decided that if it was good enough for Jessica Alba and Penelope Cruz, then I wanted in!

The results were instantaneous, a 20 minute, pain free, deep tingling process had performed a miracle. Leaving me a little red in the face, which only lasts for a couple of  hours, I was floored by frankly how flawless my skin appeared. Rejuvenated, cleansed, clean and clear with a glossy, dewy glow. It’s a facial I would recommend to anyone and everyone. You too can feel like a totally reformed human being in just 20 minutes and wear an enviable, youthful smile for the rest of the season.

De clogged and de congested I proudly march on proving these products are a living example that young, clear skin is still possible and never too late to try,  as it truly is worth every penny.

Not only do MBNS stock this highly ranked range, they also introduced me to the mineral makeup brand BareMinerals, it really is an essential finish to most women’s daily beauty regimes. With an armful of advice and skin matching methods I tried the mineral foundations and clever cover-ups and haven’t looked back since. BareMinerals is 100% pure crushed minerals containing the healing properties of zinc that gives a light, healthy coverage, and looks so natural.  Not only does it feel like my skin can finally breath, but just the very notion that I am adding a touch of goodness to my skincare means I can carry on with my daily routine knowing that my face feasts on a marvellous mineral miracle.

So there you have it. My search for perfection is over and if it wasn’t for the gentle guidance from the highly kind professionals at MBNS then I probably would be somewhere lost in Harley Street with a paper bag over my head!

Remaining a loyal client to MBNS has enabled me to enjoy free facials and skincare deals and the nursing team are only too happy to help, heal and spread the good word.  Who’d have thought diving in to a market town in Oxfordshire that I could come away feeling emotionally fulfilled and physically enhanced.   This is an absolute life changer, all which I owe to the professional nurse led team at MBNS.

Thank you!  All products are available at the MBNS online shop.

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Focus: skin tightening

March 13th, 2015

laser-skin-tightening-1We here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics have been offering radio frequency skin tightening treatment for a while now and it is fast becoming one our patients’ favourite treatments.  Using combined radio and light frequencies, the area heats up the dermal tissue which stimulates collagen production of the area.  It goes to work on the whole face and neck  firming up the skin.  Fine wrinkles are also reduced, facial contours improved and overall skin quality reveals a much smoother and even complexion.

Most of our patients see gradual and cumulative results with this fantastic skin tightening treatment.

It is a gentle and comfortable treatment that requires no downtime and patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.

 

 

 

Monica Bellucci – flying the flag for the more mature woman!

March 11th, 2015

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Monica Bellucci, the latest and more mature Bond woman

Monica Bellucci is about to make cinematic history. Later this year the Italian actress will become the oldest ever Bond girl although she would prefer a more dignified moniker; “I am a ‘Bond lady'” she purrs. At 50, she is three years older than her co-star Daniel Craig.  Sam Mendes, the director of the new Bond film, Spectre, said “for the first time in history Bond is going to have a story with a mature woman. The concept is revolutionary.

Not so though, for the clients who attend MBNS Clinic in Thame and Qutis Clinic in Witney. Many of our female clients report that they are dating men who are 10 to 15 years their junior. “Being able to maintain your looks, is suddenly a real option.”, says Marea Brennan Thorns, our aesthetic nurse specialist, “It’s something that our mothers did not have.” Yup, our generation are the ‘Botox babes’.

And yes, congratulations to Sam Mendes for casting Monica Bellucci as the first quinquagenarian Bond girl!

The MBNS and Qutis clinic nurses are experienced professionals in helping you achieve your skin health goals.  If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have available such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.

 

Intravenous vitamins discussion featuring Marea Brennan Thorns

March 6th, 2015

IIMG_2448ntravenous vitamins have featured in the national press many times over the last few years, with several clinics and medispas opening their doors to patients looking to feel more healthy, refreshed and, in some cases, less hungover. However, many health professionals have reservations about the efficacy of this treatment and its evidence base. In this debate article, several experts share their thoughts.

The article shown left  from the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing has bite sized opinions from key players in the aesthetic industry.  Our own Marea Brennan Thorns is used as the authority voice of reason in this aesthetic nursing debate!  Marea, who is one of our experienced nurse practitioners at MBNS and Qutis Clinics as always, looks to the evidence and concludes that there is no credible evidence that these injections are of any necessary benefit.   Before Marea started her aesthetic business she was an Intensive Care nurse specialist and she has “a healthy regard for inappropriate or even accidental intravenous fluid therapy which can lead to fluid overload and possible patient crisis.”

Marea states:”From a prescribing and competency point of view, there are many questions that we should ask ourselves (about intravenous vitamins therapy)”.

Marea suggests that these vitamins should be obtained through a balanced diet and the best advise she can give is keep calm, have a cup of tea and eat a healthy diet!

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.

 

 

Juvederm Voluma – need a lift?

March 4th, 2015

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How the face ages

A young looking face has round contours, high cheekbones and a well defined jawline.  There are smooth curves from the cheeks to the edge of the nose, without hollows.  Ageing causes the soft tissues of the face to lose volume. Skin also loses elasticity and then gravity takes hold.  The skin starts to sag, pulling the features downwards. (See image on the left).

But wait!  All is not lost!  Help is at hand!  Our nurse specialists here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics treat many patients who have lost skin volume and help them to regain a youthful curse to the cheeks, making them higher and firmer.

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Juvederm Voluma dermal filler

Juvederm Voluma is the product of choice for this specific treatment. It simply adds volume to the areas which need a little more support or enhancement.  Our nurse specialists will be able to give you their expert advice on which Juvederm product would be right for you.

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as wrinkle treatmentsIPL for the removal of sun damaged skin and fat dissolving injections, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050 and we will get back to you swiftly. Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, CLICK HERE for MBNS and CLICK HERE for Qutis.