The wonders of IPL Photorejuvenation treatment for sun damage

July 4th, 2014

At MBNS and Qutis clinics we see many patients with sun damage who are looking for a healthier skin, none more so than 56 year old Susie who came to see Aesthetic Nurse Paula Shurrock and was concerned about her excess pigmentation.

Susie disclosed that she had enjoyed a lifetime of foreign holidays,  outdoor activities, and hiking long distances.  She was horrified to realise during her consultation that the damage to her skin was as a result of her outdoor pursuits and her not using any sun protection on her skin.

Her new regime of wearing SPF 50 daily and wearing a hat is now second nature to her.  One treatment of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) has reduced the damage (sun spots and freckles) by over 50%.

Photos below show before and after one treatment of IPL for sun damage

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BEFORE IPL treatment for sun damage

 

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AFTER one IPL Treatment for sun damage

Susie is delighted with her fresh healthier skin, and will continue to see Paula at 4 week intervals until the pigmentatiion in her skin is restored to health.

If you would like to find out more about IPL Photorejuvenation or any of the other skin treatments we have at MBNS and Qutis Cinics, such as wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers and skin tightening to name a few, 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.

 

 

Dermal Filler treatment at MBNS – a testimonial

May 21st, 2014

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Dermal Filler Treatment at MBNS using Juvederm Ultra

Here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics we find that there is no better way to tell others about what we do than our own patients doing it for us!

A dermal filler called Juvederm Ultra was used

 

Post procedure, she wanted to tell everyone just how happy she is with the results.

Here is a short video from a patient of ours, who decided to have  dermal filler treatment recently at MBNS Clinic in Thame, Oxfordshire.

Post procedure, she wanted to tell everyone just how happy she is with the results. Our nurse Marea used a dermal filler called Juvederm Ultra.  It contains an anesthetic and so the procedure is comfortable and quick, and the results are so natural.  There’s  no magic in this video, no soft lighting, and no make up – just the facts!

If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our specialist nurses, please call MBNS on 01844 213007 or their sister clinic Qutis Witney on 01993 704050.

We provide treatments for wrinkle reduction, dermal fillers, IPL permanent hair removal and mole and skin tag removal to name a few.  Our award winning specialist nurses have been treating for over 17 years in the Oxfordshire area.

 

New Treatment at MBNS – fat dissolving injections!

May 14th, 2014

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Fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx

MBNS and Qutis Clinics are now excited to be offering fat dissolving injections.  Here is some information about this fantastic new treatment:

Fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx is a permanent treatment.  It enables individuals to target problem areas of fat on the body that are resistant to diet and exercise (i.e, thighs, buttocks, and back to name a few).

This is a medical procedure that is  carried out by our advanced nurse practitioners at our clinics in Thame and Witney.  it is NOT intended for weight loss.

How fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx works

The Aqualyx product is not a diet pill or weight loss supplement of any kind. Instead it is a medical procedure that must be carried out by doctors or advanced nurse practitioners.

The injections work by using certain ingredients which attach to tissues that bind our fat to our cell walls. These ingredients are plant polymers and when they have attached themselves to this tissue they then split.  As a result of this,  the fat in our cells is dissolved and reabsorbed back into our bloodstream so that it is then excreted out of the body through the urination process.

Some before and after photos of fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx

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fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx – thighs

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Fat dissolving injections with Aqualyx – male back

 

 

 

 

 

 

This does not make you lose weight but instead is a way to sculpt your body making certain areas of it look defined by removing only moderate fat stores.

Aqualyx injections are not recommend for use for the following groups of people:

– Pregnant or nursing women.

– Those who have a family history of or are suffering from diabetes.

– Those who have a large amount of fat to be removed.

– Those who are trying to lose actual body weight.

– Those under the age of 18 or over the age of 60.

– Those who have a family history of or are suffering from any pathological condition.

– Those who have any other underlying medical issue.

If you would like to find out more about fat dissolving treatment, or any of the other treatments we offer at MBNS and Qutis such as wrinkle treatmentsdermal fillers and permanent hair removal, kindly call us on 01844 213007 for MBNS and 01993 70405 for Qutis.  Alternatively, if you would like to contact us by email click HERE for MBNS and HERE for Qutis.

 

 

 

Free iS Clinical Skin Regime Kit at MBNS & Qutis

April 2nd, 2014

It’s April now, and the weather is actually beginning to get milder after an horrendously wet and windy winter!  The days are drawing out, and we all know what that means: We will be out and about enjoying the new season, booking holiday time and generally thinking about what to plan for the summer ahead.

Well here is a question for you:

Q.  What should you be thinking about, now that the weather is changing (i.e.  it is getting warmer, there are more sunlight hours, and more outdoor activity)?

A.  I must make sure I am protecting and looking after my skin!

Now you know the answer, we can help you with a

FREE iS Clinical Skin Regime Kit

Here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics we have a great offer on our iS Clincial 30ml Serums.  If you purchase one of the following serums:

30ml Active Serum – great for lines and wrinkles and acne

30ml Pro Heal  – helps to feed the skin, providing antioxidant protection and helps with Rosacea (redness of the skin)

30ml White Lightening,  – reduces brown spots and pigmentation

You will receive ABSOLUTELY FREE, a travel size (60ml) Cleansing Complex, a Hydra Cool Serum 3.75 ml, a 10ml Eclipse SPF 50 and a Regime Booklet.

These skin regime kits will get you on the right path to healthy skin and you will be protected against the damaging effect of the sun and the UV rays that are getting stronger by the day towards their highest point on 21st June.  Feeding the skin with antioxidants and protecting it with a good SPF barrier of factor 50 will ensure that you enjoy that sunshine safely.

So why not grab your skin regime kit today? – your skin will thank you for it!  You can either order straight from the MBNS online shop, or call us and we will post it to you  – the postage is also always FREE!

If you would like to find out more about how the MBNS and Qutis Clinic nurse team can advise you on many areas of skin health including dermal fillers, wrinkle treatments, IPL for permanent hair removal, or removal of red veins and pigmentation (sun damage), to name a few, then kindly ring MBNS on 01844 213007 or 01993 704050 for Qutis and we will get back to you swiftly.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact us by email, please click HERE for MBNS and HERE for Qutis.

We look forward to helping you achieve your skin health goals, naturally and safely.

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Regime Kit with 30ml iS Clinical Serums this month at MBNS and Qutis

Hairy armpits or IPL Permanent hair removal – it’s your choice!

March 28th, 2014

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Madge may be ‘expressing herself’, but if you would like to Vogue another way, IPL Permanent hair removal is available at MBNS and Qutis Clinics!

Who’s that girl?  OK, it is a personal preference, but dear old Madge is at is again with a recent selfie posted (in the mail online) of her extremely hairy armpits!

Never one to shy away from controversy, she is putting it out there, that for her, hairy armpits are OK.

IPL Permanent hair removal is successful in removing hair permanently and safely.

Well, we find that many of our clients who come to visit us at MBNS and Qutis Clinics prefer to have their underarm hair removed permanently with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment.

This light treatment passes over the hair and destroys it at the follicle.  The hair falls out naturally over the course of a few days.  The area will be hair free for many weeks, until the next cycle begins.  Treatments are spaced twelve weeks apart, as a hair cycle on the body is actually twelve weeks, and usually 6-8 treatments are needed to permanently eliminate the hair.

So if you do not want to go the route that dear Madonna is following, why not book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses who will be able answer your questions regarding permanent hair removal but also will be able to discuss other treatments we offer here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics including wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, red veins and pigmentation, and general skin health.

Why not call us on 01844 213007 for MBNS and 01993 704050 for Qutis and we will get back to you quickly.  Alternatively if you  prefer to contact us via email, please click HERE for MBNS and HERE for Qutis.

 

 

Don’t give your brushes the brush off!

March 14th, 2014

Do you get attached to your make up brushes?  Do they go everywhere with you in your make up bag? Have you neglected them?   Do you forget to wash them?  Serious questions for a Friday don’t you think?

Well here at MBNS and Qutis Clinics we are all about looking after your skin naturally, that is why we advocate the use of good, pure, crushed minerals to apply post, and in between, your treatments.   Whether you are using ID Bare Minerals or Youngblood, both need to be applied with a good CLEAN make up brush.

We advise that you should clean your brushes regularly  using ID Bare Minerals Brush Cleaner, and then every six months use baby shampoo.  Ensure that you reshape and air dry them after cleaning, this will prevent them looking like the picture below!

These brushes need replacing!

These brushes need replacing!

As these brushes are used directly on the face, and then carried around with us, they can be exposed to dust and dirt.  Think of that before you use a ‘not so clean’ brush – this could be the cause of a spotty outbreak to your face!

Why not come down to MBNS Clinic in Thame or Qutis Clinic in Witney for a FREE make up consultation?    You will be shown how to apply the minerals and how to look after your brushes as well.

If you would like to find out more about the treatments and services offered at MBNS and Qutis Clinics such as Wrinkle Reduction, Laser Hair Removal,  and Dermal Fillers to name a few, kindly call MBNS on 01844 213007 or Qutis on 01993 704050.    Saturdays are usually a good day for demonstrations, so why not give us a call to book yours today!

If you would prefer to contact us by email please do so here: MBNS Contact Form  or Qutis Contact Form.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics.

 

 

 

 

IPL permanent hair removal at MBNS and Qutis Clinics

February 26th, 2014

Here at MBNS Clinic in Thame, and Qutis Clinics, we have been helping clients get rid of their unwanted hair for over  many years with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Permanent Hair Removal.  The treatment is very straightforward and liberating for those who thought that they would have to shave or wax for the rest of their lives!

In order to be a successful candidate for IPL Permanent Hair Removal you have to adhere to the following:

1.  No active suntan – that includes fake tan such as Fake Bake or sunbed use.  This is because the light that removes the hair at the follicle is attracted to the pigment in the hair,  but if you have a tan, it will see the whole area as pigment, and you may experience a burn.

2.  Avoid usage of St John’s Wort for a month before treatment.   This homeopathic anti-stress remedy can make you light sensitive, and again, you could burn.

Treatment for IPL is spaced six weeks apart if the hair being removed is on the face and twelve weeks apart if treatment is on the body.  This is the length of a complete hair cycle.

Here below is a video of the treatment itself by one of our nurses – it is quick, easy and effective.  You really can say goodbye to unwanted hair for good.

If you would like to find out more about IPL Permanent Hair Removal or any of the other treatments offered at MBNS (01844 213007), Qutis Clinic Witney (01993 704050), or Qutis Clinic Abingdon (01235 533772), kindly call now on  to book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses, or fill out the contact form HERE and we will get back to you swiftly.  We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics.

Victoria Beckham has IPL Permanent Hair Removal

February 18th, 2014

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Victoria Beckham has IPL laser hair removal.
Photo: Daily Mail Online

It has been reported in the Daily Mail online today that Victoria Beckham no longer shaves her legs and now has laser hair removal! Advised by her friend Eva Longoria, Mrs B now has smooth legs and wastes no more of her valuable time on daily shaving!

Well, we could have told her that years ago!  At MBNS Clinic in Thame, we have been treating clients for removal of unwanted hair for over 17 years now and the results are permanent and freeing!

Clients require several treatments (spaced 12 weeks apart on the body, or 6 weeks apart on the face, as that is the length of a complete hair cycle).  Once the hair has diminished, you are left with smooth, hassle free legs plus time to get on with other things such as launching your designer clothing label or running four miles a day, such as Victoria!

It is also great to see how clients help us do our job by referring our clinic to their friends, much as Eva advised Victoria about going to have IPL laser hair removal.  The best advertisement for us at MBNS is happy clients sharing their experiences with friends, resulting in them having a little ‘thank you” from us in the form of a £50 voucher to put towards their next treatment (after their friend has had their first treatment).

If you would like to find out more regarding IPL Permanent Hair Removal or any of the other treatments such as dermal fillers or maybe wrinkle reduction offered at MBNS Clinic in Thame by our specialist nurses, why not call us now on 01844 213007 or fill out the form HERE and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The lowdown on dermal fillers and IPL Photorejuvenation

February 14th, 2014

We are often asked many questions in consultation here at MBNS Clinic in Thame  regarding dermal fillers.  Questions such as:

dermal fillers at MBNS Clinic“I’m wary of fillers, but my face is looking gaunt now I am in my late thirties. What advice do you have for a first-timer?”

Judging by the number of ‘pillow faces’ in the press, you’d be forgiven for thinking dermal fillers never looked natural. But the experienced nurses of MBNS say it is a question of less is more.  Our nurses are artistic and highly experienced and look at your face in an holistic way.  They can work out exactly what is going to suit your face and the correct dermal fillers to use.  It is nice to see a picture of the client from ten years ago, or taken in their early twenties. This allows the nurse to respect the natural contours of their face and work in a more bespoke way.

Whether they have had IPL or dermal fillers, or any other treatment we offer, every client who leaves MBNS is a walking advertisement for us

Our nurses ensure that every client has expectations that are managed realistically. Everyone who leaves MBNS is a walking advertisement for the clinic, that is why MBNS’ aim is to make their clients look their natural best whilst still looking like the same person, so the code by which to live by is definitely, LESS IS MORE.

Another area often discussed is IPL Photorejuvenation….

“I’ve heard mixed reports about IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy)  Is it a good treatment or not?”

img-mediaIPL Photorejuvenation is a fantastic treatment for the removal of age spots (hyperpigmentation) and little veins around the nose with no downtime and effective results.  It is also popular as a ‘next step photo-facial’ to improve skin tone, boost collagen and minimise pores.  It really does keep the skin looking fresh and we hear is a favourite of the many of Hollywood’s actresses!   MBNS has five experienced nurses who perform the treatment regularly and safely.  In order to have safe, effective treatments, the skin must be free of any active tan, that includes fake tan or a dare I say, a sunbed tan!  Usually several treatments are required, 4 to 6 weeks apart for great results.

If you would like to make a consultation with one of our specialist nurses about any of the treatments offered at MBNS, please call us on 01844 213007 or fill out the form HERE and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to helping you achieve your skin health goals gradually and naturally.

The lowdown on Botox and Lip Fillers at MBNS

February 12th, 2014

We here at MBNS Clinic in Thame have been helping our clients achieve their skin health goals for over 17 years and during the many consultations that have taken place before treatment, two of the same questions come up time after time to our team of nurse prescribers and specialist nurses.  The top two are always about Botox and Lip Fillers.

img-faceliftQ.   I would like to have a Botox treatment, how long does it last and how often can I be treated?

Here at MBNS we like to give what we call a “European look” with our wrinkle relaxing treatment.  To us, that means that although the areas have been treated with the medicine, you will not be left with a frozen look or ‘deer stuck in headlights’ look as is seen many times over in the USA.    A ‘full’ Botox treatment (that is three areas treated:  the crows feet, between the eyes and the forehead) will last 12 weeks or longer, and your nurse will advise you of the date when you may safely have another treatment.

For safety sake, and because Botox is a prescribed medicine (POM), you cannot be treated any sooner than 12 weeks apart.  You should be fully aware also that this and any injectable treatments should be performed only by a medical professional, and in MBNS’s case, an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, of which we have five in our busy Thame Clinic.

img-threadVeinsQ.  I want fuller lips, but I don’t want to end up with a trout pout!

We err on the side of caution here at MBNS Clinic.  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 yesteryear.  Again, this treatment is performed by one of our team of highly experienced Specialist Nurses.

This month of February, MBNS has a special offer on Juvederm Volbella.  Call us on 01844 213007 to find out more and book your consultation.  If you would prefer to send us an email, you can do so HERE and we will get back to as soon as we can.

We look forward to helping you look your natural best and achieve your skin health goals at MBNS.