Non surgical aesthetic medical treatments
Medi+Care Treatments believes that patients should be able to leverage the latest developments in modern medicine to ensure that they are able to address any aesthetic concerns in an effective and cost-efficient manner. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Rennie is at the forefront of the latest products and techniques available in the marketplace. Her goal is to provide the most natural looking results so patients feel and look younger without anyone noticing that they have undergone treatment. Dr. Rennie believes in conservative and subtle changes over time that will achieve her client's goals in a way that makes them feel comfortable with the process and thrilled with the results!
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[10/12/16] Welcome to our new venture! My sister, Natasha, has decided to branch out her business to Essex and I will be managing things here for her. Natasha has been an aesthetic medical practitioner in London for many years. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise. Many of the posts on this page will redirect you to Natasha's website. If you have further queries or you would like to arrange a consultation you can contact me on [email protected] or 0770 282 7464.
Chemical Skin Peels
Skin peels help to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal the younger, more healthy-looking skin underneath. It can even improve the appearance of scarred skin, such as acne scars, and mild, all natural chemical peels can easily be prepared at home!
Below is a list of natural ingredients containing acids, which are specifically focused on peeling and exfoliating the skin:
Apples, Blackberries, Buttermilk, Grapefruits, Lemons, Lime, Oranges, Pineapples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sugar, Tomatoes, Wine, and Yoghurt. You can combine any of those ingredients and experiment until you find your favourite mixture! Simply mash up the fruits, mix them with one or two of the liquids, and apply it like a mask. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, rinse it off with water, and apply a fine layer of moisturiser if necessary.
Homemade skin peels can be truly pampering and temporarily improve the appearance of your skin, but usually don't do any more than that. If you want longer-lasting and more effective results, you might want to consider a professional Chemical Peel. The procedure is quick with no down-time and can treat tired-looking skin, sun damage, blemishes, fine lines, scars, and uneven pigmentation.
If you’re not satisfied with the way your skin looks like, you can book a professional, longer-lasting Chemical Peel with Dr. Rennie. For more information, follow the link to the Facial Peels section on our website:
medicaretreatments.com Book now for a series of inexpensive Facial Peels London to painlessly renovate troubled areas of your skin at our clinics in W1, Wimbledon, NW London.
Vitiligo is a skin condition characterised by areas of the skin losing pigment, which occurs when the pigment cells in the skin die or are unable to function properly. The cause of this is still unknown, although research suggests it could have a relation to genetics, problems with nerves and the immune system, or if the skin has had contact with certain chemicals. Vitiligo often starts as small pale patches on the skin that can grow and darken over time. It can be non-segmental (symmetrical patches on different body parts), segmental (patches within a limited area on the body), or mixed (a mixture of both segmental and non-segmental). The white patches are permanent, but there are treatment options available to improve the appearance of the skin.
If you suffer from Vitiligo or know someone who does, Dr. Rennie can help. For more information on both the condition and treatment, follow the link to the Vintiligo section on our website:
medicaretreatments.com Problems with patchy skin pigmentation? Visit our site now to see if a Vitiligo Treatment could help you at our W1, Wimbledon, & NW London Clinics.
Botox vs. Fillers
Botox temporarily relaxes facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, and can treat medical conditions such as excessive sweating or chronic migraines. Dermal fillers replace the volume our skin loses as we age; they can fill, even out, and enhance skin and lips. It’s a common myth that Botox and fillers can only be used separately – they actually work best if used together! Botox treatments are for dynamic lines that appear when the face is moving, such as frown lines, crow’s feet or nasolabial lines (the ones that run from the corner of the nose to the mouth), and results usually last for 3-4 months. Dermal fillers are for static lines that are visible even though the face is at rest, and results can last for up to a year. Treatments that combine Botox and fillers will show the best results possible and are likely to last longer than individual ones!
For more information, visit the 'my concerns' section on our website here: http://medicaretreatments.com/my-concerns/
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Treating migraines with Botox
A migraine is a type of headache where the person often has an intense throbbing headache and additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or increased sensitivity to light, noise, or smell. A chronic migraine is defined as headaches occurring on 15 or more days each month, at least half of which have migrainous features. Botox can be used to treat those chronic migraines due to its nerve-blocking and muscle relaxing effects: injections made in the forehead, neck, and the side as well as the back of the head have been suggested to be most effective. Patients are most likely able to feel relief within just a few days, and the result will last for 3-6 months; after that, treatment can be repeated if necessary.
Are you interested in the treatment or have any questions? Then go ahead and book your free consultation with Dr. Rennie today!
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How to get rid of blackheads
Blackheads occur when pores become clogged with excess oil (the one your skin produces naturally to protect itself) and dead skin cells. They are by no means caused by dirt and it’s never a good idea to scrub your face excessively to try and get rid of them, as this will only make it worse. Your skin will dry out and, as a result, produce even more oil, so it’s important to apply the at-home remedies listed below only a few times a week:
1) Apply a clay mask: Clay not only helps with circulation, but also draws out blackheads while supplying your skin with its healing minerals. It can be mixed with water and will both clear and tighten your skin as it dries
2) Apply an egg-white mask: The egg whites will naturally tighten your pores and both remove existing blackheads and reduce the chances of new ones developing. This mask will also nourish your skin and won’t dry it out
3) Honey and milk pore strips: Honey, with its antibacterial properties, and milk, known to keep skin soft and supple, make a great combination for this adhesive that can be used to remove blackheads. You will have to mix the two together and heat them up for a few seconds, then let the mixture cool down before applying it to your face and covering it with a strip of dry cotton. Let it dry for about 20 minutes, carefully peel the strip off, and rinse with water
4) ‘Shrinking’ your pores with lemon juice: Dip some cotton in freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply to affected area before going to sleep. The lemon will tighten the pores and reduce the risk of blackheads developing
5) Sweat it out: For this method it’s important to wash your face before and afterwards, and not to wear any make-up as it would be carried into the pores and make things worse. While sweating, the liquid will flow over your face and wash out pores, naturally clearing blackheads
Have any other tips to share? Let us know in the comments!
Botox Myths & Misunderstandings
Happy New Year, everyone! We thought that the first thing we should do in 2016 is to clarify some myths and misunderstandings of Botox. We have gathered the eight most common ones, which you can find listed below along with their true facts:
Myth #1: Botox won’t let you express any emotions
Truth: If done naturally, it will allow you to look your best and still express emotions. Frown lines of angry expressions will be diminished, but there will be no restrictions of showing your feelings
Myth #2: Botox is harmful and poison to the body
Truth: Botox can actually be found in nature and as long as it’s administered in the right dosage by an experienced practitioner, is safe for your body and you’ll have nothing to worry about. A reputable doctor will never inject something dangerous into your body just for aesthetic appeal
Myth #3: Botox travels through your entire body
Truth: It’s designed to have a very localised diffusion and doesn’t move, so it will stay in the area it was injected in to and not go anywhere else
Myth #4: Injections hurt a lot
Truth: Everyone has different perceptions of pain, but if done correctly, a Botox injection should not be painful at all. It might cause a little discomfort, but it’s a quick procedure with little to no downtime
Myth #5: You will become a Botox addict
Truth: Chances are that you will enjoy the results and feel great about your new appearance, which makes it completely plausible to repeat treatments, however it’s impossible to be physically addicted to Botox and there are absolutely no side effects if you stop getting treatments
Myth #6: It’s always obvious that you’ve had treatment
Truth: If you’re worried about looking unnatural, it’s important to choose a doctor who you trust. He or she should be experienced, listen to you, know the right amount to inject, and not be afraid of saying no to a patient who has had too much
Myth #7: Botox is permanent
Truth: Botox usually lasts for no longer than three months, but can appear to last longer if the patient gets used to not furrowing their brows
Myth #8: Botox is only used for aesthetic reasons
Truth: Botox can be used in many ways for many reasons, and besides its cosmetic benefits also has medical ones. It can, among others, be used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, reduce excessive sweating, or even help your pet with arthritis
If you would like us to clarify any other myths you’ve come across, please mention them in the comments and we will add them to the list! Image by photostockgallery.com
Although we don’t remember having treated this smooth carrot, we do offer the Obagi Blue Skin Peel! The treatment is proven to reduce sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, blemishes, very dry or oily skin, and any uneven pigmentation. The peel is suitable for all areas of the body, including the face. It renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface and stimulating those healthy ones underneath. The results are a more even skin tone and rehydrated, softer, smoother, and more radiant looking skin.
Ready to look healthier and more youthful? Then go ahead and book your free, totally non-obligatory first consultation with Dr. Rennie!
More information can be found in the ‘Facial Peels’ section on our website here: http://medicaretreatments.com/treatments/facial-peels/
medicaretreatments.com Book now for a series of inexpensive Facial Peels London to painlessly renovate troubled areas of your skin at our clinics in W1, Wimbledon, NW London.
When not to use Botox
If a Botox treatment is carried out by a trained and experienced practitioner, who is aware of your health status, it is safe for everyone but a few exceptions. You should not use Botox if:
1) You are allergic to any ingredients in Botox. Always tell your Doctor about any allergies you have, and let him or her know if you are concerned or unsure
2) You are allergic to another Botulinum Toxin brand, such as Mybloc, Xeomin, or Dysport, or have had side effects from any of those products in the past
3) You have ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, or another disease that affects your muscles or nerves
4) You have an infection, wound, or other condition in the injection area
5) You have breathing problems, such as Asthma or Emphysema
6) You have difficulty swallowing
7) You have bleeding issues
8) You have a heart disease
9) You plan to undergo surgery
10) You have recently had facial surgery
11) You have recently used a blood thinner, or been treated with an injectable antibiotic
12) You have facial muscle weakness, such as droopy eyelids or trouble raising your eyebrows
13) You are taking or have recently taken certain medications
14) You are pregnant or breast-feeding. Botox is not expected to travel far enough through the body to affect an unborn or breastfeeding child, however it is not known for sure, and always better to be on the safe side
Always talk to your Doctor if you have any concerns or are unsure whether or not it is safe to undergo treatment.Still have questions? Let us know and we will make sure to answer them!
Make-up tips for mature skin
We all want to look and feel as healthy, fresh, and youthful as possible. There are many ways in the modern beauty world that can help us achieve exactly that - may it be creams, facials, or cosmetic procedures. But something as simple as the way you apply your make-up can also influence how young (or old) you look. We have put together a list of tips and tricks to keep in mind when applying your make-up:
1) Moisturise! The most important thing is to keep your skin hydrated, both from the inside and outside
2) Never go to bed with your make-up still on, as this will cause dry skin, spots, and brittle eyelashes
3) Don’t use powder blush. It will sit in lines and on rough patches, and will make your skin look splotchy and uneven
4) Don’t use a very light concealer on dark circles. It will emphasise wrinkles and bags. Instead, apply your concealer with a light hand, layering it thinly over your foundation, and carefully patting it in place with your finger, a brush, or a soft sponge. You can also use a brush-on highlighter pen – they moisturise and contain light diffusers, which will make your eyes appear brighter
5) Experiment with foundation tones. Skin grows more pallid with age, so it might be worth trying a slightly warmer, deeper tone than usual. Warmer tones have fewer pink undertones, so they counteract ruddiness, too. You can mix your usual shade with the new one, if you prefer not to go for a full change of shade
6) Don’t be afraid to use a bit of shimmer! Skin starts to lose its inherent radiance after 30, and a bit of a soft shimmer is flattering to ageing skin as it brings light to the face
7) Use a lipstick brush to apply lipstick. The lip’s borders soften with age, and roughly applied lipstick can ‘bleed’ down into the lines around them. It’s best to stick to natural shades that enhance your natural lip tone, rather than bringing attention to the area, or light pinks, to add a youthful rosiness. A hint of gloss can brighten up the look, and add a little more freshness
8) Fill in your eyebrows. They thin out throughout the years and can leave you looking washed out and looking older, while a full brow will lift your face and define your features to create an overall youthful appearance
9) Use an eyelash-curler and lengthening mascara to hide droopy eyelids
Do you have additional tips to share? Let others know about your beauty secrets in the comment section! (Photo by ALAMI)
How long does Botox last for?
Most people see effects for three to four months, but remember that each person is unique, and that there are several factors, which might shorten or lengthen that period:
1) Age. Older people have weaker muscles, and this can mean that results fade sooner than those of a younger person who has had treatment
2) Facial structure and expression. The more often a facial expression is repeated, the more likely it is for wrinkles to appear in that area.
3) An unhealthy diet and/or smoking. This often speeds up the ageing process of the skin, and might shorten the effects of treatment
4) Excessive exposure to heat and sun. This can damage the skin, and damaged skin is more likely to show the effects of treatment for a shorter period of time than healthy, undamaged skin
It is always best to speak to your Doctor about this, but in any case it is not recommended to undergo the same treatment more frequently than every three months.
How to determine your skin type
Skincare is not a ‘one size fits all’ deal – what might work wonders for a friend won’t necessarily work for you, and it’s important to use the right products for your specific skin type, as different skin types need different ways of nourishment. There are 5 basic skin types, and while it’s always best to see a professional, you can also find out your skin type yourself. The most obvious method would be simply not to use any make-up or skincare products after you have washed your face in the morning, and to see what your skin looks and feels like by the end of the day:
1) A very shiny and moist face means you have oily skin
2) A very shiny and moist T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin area), but otherwise dry face means you have a combination skin type
3) If your skin looks the same as it did in the morning, and feels supple and moisturised, you have normal skin
4) If your skin shows signs of dryness, redness, or even little pieces of skin peeling off, feels rough and easily stings, you have dry/ sensitive skin
Another way to find out your skin type is by using blotting paper. It can be purchased in most cosmetic shops, or online. Again, carefully rinse your face, but don’t use any make-up or skincare products. After a minimum of 3 hours, apply the blotting paper to your face and lightly press it down for about 20 seconds. When the time is up, the amount of oil on the paper will tell you what your skin type is:
1) If the paper shows big areas of oily marks, you have oily skin
2) If the paper shows different amounts of oil in different areas, you have a combination skin type
3) If the paper shows little oily marks, you have normal skin
4) If the paper does not show any oily marks at all, you have dry skin
What’s your skin type? Let us know in the comments, and we will tell you what your ideal skincare routine and products are!
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