Pre and post treatment guidelines for IPL permanent hair removal

August 11th, 2015

img-surgeryAdviceWe here at MBNS and Qutis clinics have been safely carrying out  IPL permanent hair removal treatments for over 15 years.

This particular treatment needs to be undertaken when the patient has no active suntan – or accidental sun exposure…  This is because the intense pulsed energy light is attracted to pigment and it sees the dark hairs it needs to remove BUT if there is a suntan, it will see that change in the skin pigment also. This means that not be able to distinguish between the areas of pigment resulting in the area becoming too hot and therefore you could experience a burn.

Here are the guidelines for pre and post IPL Hair Removal treatment:

Do I need to shave beforehand?

For the initial patch test, you will not need to prepare the area as this will be done by our practitioner. However, it is advisable that you ‘close shave’ the area before treatment to avoid shaving rash and discomfort, it is best that patients come shaved to their subsequent hair removal appointments.

  • SPF 50

    SPF 50 available in 3 shades from our online shop

    Super Serum

    Super Serum – on special offer this month of August 2015 at our online shop

Fake tans and gentle daily tanning creams should also not be applied for 2 weeks prior to treatment.

Aerobic exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.

Quick lukewarm showers are recommended.  Please avoid hot baths for 24 hours.

Following treatment, If your skin becomes broken or a blister appears, it is important to notify the clinic and your nurse will advise you accordingly.

If further treatment is required, a commitment to avoid direct sunlight is necessary.  As mentioned previously, if you have sun exposure and do not tell us about it, certain complications may occur following Laser/IPL treatment, such as pigmentation and burning.

SHEALD

iS Clinical SHEALD® healing balm will be applied by your nurse  immediately after treatment. This will take the heat out of your skin. If your skin continues to feel prickly or hot we recommend that you purchase some SHEALD for home use. You may also wish to apply cold packs, aloe vera or iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum.Hydra Cool

Sun exposure, Including fake tanning lotions and spray tans are to be avoided for at least 3 weeks before treatment and then for the following 3 weeks. We strongly advise patients to protect their skin with one of our pharmaceutical grade moisturising SPFs, such as iS Clinical SPF 50 or SPF 30, which should be applied daily. Further UV protection can be gained by combining iS Clinical Super Serum Advance + with your iS Clinical SPF.

After your treatment, makeup may be applied as long as your skin is not broken.

For IPL and Laser Hair Removal patients, avoid removing any hair follicles by the root (plucking, waxing or hair removal creams),  only trimming is recommended between treatments.

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.

What’s so great about the Fire and Ice Facial?

August 7th, 2015

FireandIceFacialImage01The Fire and Ice Medical facial that we love here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics is the perfect solution to problematic skin without all the downtime of chemical peels.

The Fire and Ice Medical facial gives  you a clinically intensive botanical resurfacing treatment with a unique combination of pharmaceutical grade serums and complexes.  It resurfaces in a controlled way, it encourages cellular renewal and it brightens and hydrates…what more could you need!

Firstly your practitioner will cleanse the skin with the Cleansing Complex,  This is a powerful but gentle blend of hydroxy acids combined with vitamin A C and E.  It cleanses without stripping essential natural oils.

The Intense Resurfacing Mask – the hot one!  It combines pure and potent cane extract with retinol and vitamin B3 to provide a rapid and controlled exfoliation. without peeling or downtime.

The skin is cleansed again before applying the cool rejuvenating mask.  This blue ‘ice’ mask contains aloe, green tea and licorice root which soothes and reduces inflammation, speeds up wound healing and stimulates collagen synthesis.

Next it is time for the Super Serum which lightens, brightens and tightens.  Pro heal can sometimes be used if the patient has Rosacea.

Hydra Cool Serum is applied next.  It hydrates from the inside out.

Youth Eye Complex is applied to the eye area.   It is excellent for fine lines and dark circles.

Moisturising Complex – contains Vitamins A, B5 and E and has collagen boosting ingredients to hydrate, soothe and provide superior anti-oxidant protection from daily environmental damage. A beautiful rich but lightweight daily moisturiser.

Finally sealing all this goodness in is the Extreme Protect Factor 30 sunscreen which protects the skin with potent antioxidants and hydrators. It also has a special technology that can repair existing DNA damage and protect against further damage.

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, or  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.

 

 

 

No more mean mummy – it’s a frown relaxing treatment for me!

July 22nd, 2015

A note from Beverley…

I’ve always had a heavy frown, so much so, my little boy used to think I was upset with him, even when I wasn’t! – (well, sometimes I really was!)   He used to say “Mummy, you look so mean!”  Well that was enough for me!  I really wanted to find out if my frown lines could be softened, so that I could return to being ‘Mummy’ and not an Ogre!

IMG_5208I decided to make some enquiries and a Google search brought me to the MBNS and Qutis Clinics.  They have an experienced nurse team, two of which were even aesthetic nurse of the year  in 2013 and 2014.

The website was informative with videos showing real treatments, that included frown relaxing,  so I decided to give them a call.

The receptionist who answered the phone was friendly and knowledgable. She informed me that they had been in business over 18 years the main stay of their business was skin health and making people look their natural best.  I booked in there and then!

On my personalised consultation my nurse went through in detail my medical history and the various treatments they offered and suggested a frown relaxing treatment for me- so I decided to go ahead.   The treatment took about 14 days to take effect and on follow up I saw my ‘before’ and newly taken ‘after’ photos!

Wow!  I’m so happy with the results.  My ‘mean frown’ lines have gone and my 10 year old no longer thinks of me as an ogre!  Thank you so much!

If you would like to find out more about the many skin treatments and products we have at MBNS and Qutis Clinics, such as fillers for lipsIPL 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.

 

 

 

Time to fake (bake) it!

July 21st, 2015

FAKE BAKE ON SHELFIt’s July, and the sun is out and everyone is walking around in dresses and shorts exposing arms legs and sometimes the odd midriff!

So you want the bronzed look but you don’t want to expose your skin to the damaging rays – so get yourself down to MBNS and Qutis Clinics for some FAKE BAKE!  There are so many different self tanning products to choose from that give a gradual tan, an instant tan or a developing tan.

My personal favourite is the 60 minute tan.  Apply using the mitt provided and in only an hour your skin is glowing.   As the product is brown in colour  you can see where you have applied, so there is no streaking or errors!  Always remember to wash your hands after application!

The great thing about having an instant tan is that once it has developed you can apply your SPF 50 and go out in the sunshine both bronzed and protected!

Eclipse SPF 50 Low res packshot 150dpiThe Eclipse SPF 50 is your perfect accompaniment to your Fake Bake tan.  It is available in three shades:  Original (white) Beige and Brown.

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, or  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.

 

 

Use your SPF to protect against the sun and skin cancer

July 16th, 2015

We all want to enjoy the sunshine that seems to be with us quite a bit lately! And although it is so nice to enjoy the hot weather, we have to protect our skin and be aware and vigilant with moles and changes to the skin’s surface.

Malignant melanoma incidence rates in the UK have more than quadrupled over the last thirty years, and the UK figures show that 35 new cases are reported every day!  Malignant melanoma is almost twice as common in young women (up to age 34) as in young men.  (Source:  Cancer Research UK)

Like most cancers, skin cancer is more common with increasing age, but malignant melanoma is disproportionately high in younger people.  More than one third of all cases of malignant melanoma occur in people under 55.

All these statistics point to the fact that we have to protect our skin from the sun.  We should cover up, wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and use a good SPF of 30 or 50.

Our experienced nurses remove benign moles, xanathelasma, melasma, cherry angiomas, seborrhoeic keratosis, milia and skin tags regularly. We invite you to go to your GP to ensure that that mole can be cosmetically removed beforehand.

Our nurse practitioners at MBNS and Qutis Clinic want to help you achieve your skin health goals and advise you on how best to protect your skin.  We recommend that you use one of the iS Clinical range in order to get maximum protection and guard against skin cancer.

extreme_protect_spf_30_350dpiiS Clinical’s EXTREME PROTECT SPF 30

provides unprecedented protection by combining broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants to mitigate oxidative solar damage. It is proven to substantially reduce DNA damage, inflammation and erythema, offering the most advanced protection on the market.

BENEFITS
• Provides unprecedented multi-level broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
• Clinically proven to protect and repair DNA utilizing Extremozyme® technology
• Helps protect and repair collagen
• Reduces the appearance of erythema (sunburn)
• Hydrates, smoothes and softens
• Diminishes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
• Provides and antioxidant-rich protective barrier
• Paraben-free

Eclipse SPF 50 Low res packshot 150dpiECLIPSE SPF 50+

Formulated specifically for daily use and extended outdoor activities, ECLIPSE SPF 50+ is a unique fusion of scientifically advanced physical sunscreens – transparent titanium dioxide and micronized zinc oxide – coupled with pure vitamin E. This antioxidant-rich blend provides superior water-resistant broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

BENEFITS
• Provides all-physical broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
• Ultra-sheer, fast absorbing with a weightless finish.  Available in 3 shades

• Water resistant

• Paraben-free

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.

 

 

SHEALD Recovery Balm

July 10th, 2015

SHEALDiS Clinical, the US brand behind SHEALD Recovery Balm hit the beauty headlines when Hollywood celebrities got excited about their Fire and Ice facial.  But there’s a lot more to IS Clinical than red carpet glamour.  Our experienced nurse practitioners here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics advocate SHEALD for use after cosmetic surgery and has also been recommended to help heal skin after cancer treatment.

shealdIt’s one of the few products you can apply to open wounds (in a thick layer, no rubbing in.).  Healthy skin produces lipids (oils) which form part of the barrier that protects the body from infection and irritation.  SHEALD uses lipids which take on the skin’s role until it heals.  It keeps inflammation down, has mild anaesthetic properties and gives skin the moisture it needs to help lighten the look of nasty scars.  The whole iS Clinical range of products are available from 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, or  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.

 

 

 

 

Natural looking dermal fillers at our clinics

June 30th, 2015

These days,  magazines and the media are constantly talking about dermal fillers.  The internet is flooded with blogs and articles on this subject, revealing some great stories and also some not so great ones!

Firstly,  many of these unsatisfactory treatments result from people who have not done their homework properly in regards to WHOM is treating them!  You only have one face, so make sure you make wise choices about who is your practitioner.

juvederm-treatmentWe here at MBNS and Qutis clinics have highly experienced nurse practitioners who themselves train other doctors and nurses in this highly specialised field.  We have been in business 18 years now, and two of our nurse prescribers were also named “Aesthetic Nurse of the Year 2013 and 2104” by the highly prestigious British Journal of Nursing – quite the accolade!

You see, our practitioners have extremely trained eyes.  They expertly can provide an objective softening and beautification in a completely unnoticeable manner.  You see, its not about filling wrinkles, it’s about delicate tweaks to improve volume and adjust symmetry.  We know that you just want to look good for your age – not younger.  We also know that you want your friends to say you look well rested and will probably ask if you have been on a holiday – and that is the point…subtlety is key!

It was recently said that great dermal fillers are like a great bra – you can’t see them but they prop everything up!  If done correctly by a professional, then this statement is completely true.

So if you are reading this as part of your research into where you should go to have a natural looking treatment, then look no further – we are here to make you look your natural best.

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, or  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.

 

 

 

iS Clinical’s Youth Serum has arrived!

June 19th, 2015

We here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics are pleased to announce the arrival of iS Clinical’s Youth Serum.  This  fantastic serum is designed to give the skin the best of both worlds:  instant smoothing and tightening with dramatic wrinkle reduction over time.  It contains safe bio-identical growth factors that gradually rebuild lost collagen to reduct fine lines and wrinkles.

The Benefits of iS Clinical’s Youth Serum:

  • Dramatically softens fine lines and wrinkles, restores resiliency to loose and sagging skin.
  • Helps boost structure with collagen synthesis while repairing and protecting DNA
  • Quickly equalises rough, uneven skin texture
  • Paraben Free and suitable for all skin types
  • Safe around the eye area, it has passed ocular irritancy tests.

 

Youth Serum should be used in the daytime after you have washed your face with iS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex, and for a limited time only we are offering a FREE travel size Cleansing Complex with every purchase of Youth Serum.
Youth Serum Offer poster

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.

 

SPF app alert!

June 18th, 2015

We here at MBNS and Qutis Clinic are always on the look out for ways to help you keep your skin looking its natural best.  Our aim as skin health nurses is to keep your skin fed with great vitamins and antioxidants (using products such as iS Clinical’s Super Serum) and also safe from the sun’s harmful rays (by using a good SPF).

We have recently found out about a new app that is available free from iTunes that actually tells you the levels of UV for your particular location.  This is a handy little app to have on your smart phone that will help you make wise decisions about how you look after your skin in the sun!

The app  is Called WORLD UV .  Shown in the images below, the risk level is determined from the day’s weather in your particular area and the advise is given plainly…all you have to do is adhere to the guidelines for maximum safety against harmful sun exposure.

We advocate the usage of two great SPFs namely:

Extreme Protect SPF 30 and Eclipse SPF 50 (available in 3 shades).  Both are excellent in preventing the sun from penetrating the dermis plus at the same time have anti redness and anti ageing properties.  They work also as your daily moisturiser.

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.

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iS Clinical’s Extreme Protect SPF 30 – £10 off this month

May 14th, 2015

UK Extreme Protect Promo poster MBNS[1]iS Clinical’s Extreme Protect SPF 30 is the perfect sunblock and anti ageing SPF for your skin.  It hydrates so you use it as your daily moisturiser and it also prevents sunburn.  If you do get any accidental sun exposure, this great treatment sunscreen will treat the redness also.

Our nurses at MBNS and Qutis Clinics advise that everyone should a good SPF everyday of the year, not just when the sun is shining! Therefore, this month in clinic we are offering £10 off the Extreme Protect SPF 30.

Don’t wait another day to protect your skin!  Get yours today!

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, or  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.