Juvederm Voluma – need a lift?

March 4th, 2015


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.


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.


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.


Facial hair removal with IPL treatment at MBNS

October 25th, 2013

img-mediaDid you know that 70% of women ‘manage’ their own facial hair removal?- by that I mean plucking and even shaving the area, sometimes daily!  Hairs seem to pop up out of nowhere and when spotted, are unceremoniously plucked, waxed and shaved only to be repeated the next day or so!   Well that ordeal can be a thing of the past.

We here at MBNS our nurse specialists have been treating patients for over seventeen years with Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL) for permanent hair removal.  A light passes over the hair which kills it at the root.  The hair follicles fall out after a few days and you are hair free for about six weeks as six weeks is the length of a hair cycle.   Treatments are six weeks apart on the face and you may need 6-8 treatments.  After all the hair has been permanently removed, you will be hair free and you will no longer have to pluck, wax or shave – now does that sound like music to your ears?

There are a few guidelines to having successful permanent hair removal treatment which are:

1.  You cannot  have an active suntan, used a sun bed or used fake tan in the last month.

Reason:   the light is attracted to the pigment in the hair, and if your skin has pigment then the whole area will be treated and you may receive a burn.

2.  If you take St John’s Wort,  it needs to be stopped for a month prior to treatment.

Reason:  this herbal medication can make the skin light sensitive and you may experience a burn.

3.  The hair must have some pigment to it.  On consultation the nurse will assess it.  Even if you think your hair is  blonde/grey , it may still have pigment and your treatment will be successful.

So now you are armed with the facts, why not give us a call on 01844 213007 to book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses or fill out the form HERE and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Unsightly facial hair can be a thing of the past so what are you waiting for?


Juvederm Volbella treatment at MBNS

October 18th, 2013

Have you ever thought of having various aesthetic procedures, but you were not sure where to go, or what happens during a treatment?  Well look no further!

“Juvederm Volbella is a long lasting dermal filler which enhances the lip and mouth area naturally and smoothly”

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Juvederm Volbella treatments available at MBNS Clinic

Below is a short video of one of our valued patients who allowed us to video her while she had a lip enhancing treatment using  a product called Juvederm Volbella.   Volbella is a long lasting dermal filler which enhances the lip and mouth area naturally and smoothly,  giving you more hydrated and fuller lips.

You will see one of our MBNS nurses, Marea who is a vastly experienced injector (she was actually voted aesthetic nurse of the year this year by the British Journal of Nursing) going through the procedure and you will find out from the patient herself what it is like to have this treatment.

We here at MBNS have 5 nurse specialists who perform these treatments every day.  We also offer treatments for the reduction of wrinkles, skin rejuvenation, skin resurfacing and permanent hair removal to name a few.

If you would like to find out more about our treatments, please call us on 01844 213007 or fill out the contact form HERE and we will get back to you swiftly.

So click on the button below and take a look.  If you would like to see more of our videos on You Tube, please visit here.




Juvederm Volbella NEW LIP FILLER has arrived at MBNS!

February 8th, 2013

Juvederm Volbella has finally arrived and we wanted to be the first to tell you that the new amazing lip filler, Volbella, from Juvederm (Allergan) is now available at MBNS.  I was lucky enough to be one of the first recipients and my lips look great, if I say so myself!  (Yes, those are my lips in the picture!)  This filler is long lasting, in fact it is supposed to last a full year.

IMG_0192Juvederm Volbella the new dermal filler that lasts a full year!

After treatment, my lips were not swollen at all, they looked naturally plumped.  I did have a little swelling the next day, but by the evening, everything had settled and they just looked hydrated and healthy.

Our nurses will be able to consult you to find out if  Juvederm Volbella is for you.  Give us a call to make an appointment on 01844 213007 today!