News & stories relating to our dental & cosmetic treatments.
Alternatives to Improve your Smile
Not everyone is a candidate for whitening. Bleaching is not recommended if you have tooth-coloured fillings, crowns caps or bonding in your front teeth — the bleach will not change the colour of these materials, making them stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like veneers or bonding.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discoloured, chipped or misshapen, they create a durable and pleasing smile. Veneers are difficult to stain, making them popular for people seeking a perfect smile.
There are two types of veneers:
Porcelain (indirect) veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers cost between £750-£800 per tooth and last from 10 to 15 years or more
Composite (direct) veneers, in which enamel is bonded to your tooth in a single visit. Composite veneers cost significantly less, around £250-£350 per tooth, but last less than the porcelain.
Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolour your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughs the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colors and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished.
Book a Free consultation calling 01932570099 with us and dr.Sina Salimi can tell you if you are a good candidate for veneers or bonding.
Microdermabrasion for All skin types
Whilst many skin treatments that are used for the same skin conditions require a patient to take a day off work due to post-treatment side effects, microdermabrasion allows busy people to continue with their day with limited disruption.
Not to be confused with dermabrasion; an outdated and far more aggressive procedure, often requiring a local anaesthetic, microdermabrasion treatment is a gentle and effective form of exfoliation. Generally taking no longer than thirty to forty minutes, depending on the body area, microdermabrasion is performed with a diamond covered applicator tip, which passes over the skin, with a slight suction creating a gentle vacuum.
Any questions regarding the treatment or should you like to book a 45minutes appointment please call our clinic on 01932570099.
Summer Skin Care tips for You
At last, the long, dark days of winter, when the only concern to our skin was how to keep away the goose pimples, are finally behind us. Here comes the summer!
Many of us will spend the next couple of months exposing our bodies to the sun, whether that's in the back garden, on the beach or on a rambling weekend stroll along the riverbank. Others will be out in the sunlight during the hours of work. Builders, gardeners, ground workers - all will come under fire, literally, from the ball in the sky!
It can be a hazardous time for our skin. Not only can we end up with prickly heat and sunburn or skin dehydration and pigmentation, but excessive sun exposure followed by dry, hot winds and overzealous air conditioning can easily damage delicate cells and cause premature ageing.
It's a case of being sensible and using common sense. Don't overdo it, wear the right clothes and use the correct products.
Here are SIX of the best tips to help you combat the obvious dangers that lie ahead.
Make sure you use an oil-free, fragrance-free SPF over your face and body. You really should be using something as high as SPF 30. This will give you adequate protection from the sun.
Always Moisturise, but switch to oil free creams and serums. It is always tempting to miss out on a good moisturiser and eye cream during sticky summer months as your skin will be producing more sebum. Replace heavy winter, oil-based creams with lighter, oil-free or water-based serums or emulsions.
Remember your cleavage. The Neck and Décolletage are too often neglected and can suffer from premature ageing without you realizing. As a rule of thumb, treat your neck and décolletage as an extension of your face, continuing product application right the way down, be it cleanser, toner, moisturiser, serum, exfoliant or treatment mask.
Exfoliate regularly. Our skin sheds cells every minute of every day, which results in dull, dry looking skin, particularly sun exposed skin as it dehydrates quickly. However much moisturiser you apply, your skin will never look glowing without removing these dead skin cells. Rejuvenation treatments such as exfoliations and nurturing masks restore the skin’s health and balance, so to ensure a healthy glow for the summer months, be sure to exfoliate 1–2 times a week.
Avoid Coarse Scrubs. You must not use facial or body scrubs with coarse granules. These scrubs cause tiny pores in the skin and ultimately lead to uneven pigmentation when you are out in the sun.
Hands, like your cleavage and neck, are age indicators, so try to exfoliate your hands a few times a week, apply a rich moisturiser and always apply an SPF to your hands, as you would your face.
Here at Estetica we can provide you with any information or advice you want about your skin care. We also provide skin treatments to alleviate issues that might have arisen from too much sun. If you wish to contact us for a consultation, please feel free to do so, either via our website or on 01932 570099.
Our solution to your excessive sweating
Are you tired of dealing with endless, excessive sweating? Are you constantly applying antiperspirant because you’re afraid of ruining your clothes or being caught with embarrassing sweat stains by friends and colleagues?
If you’re suffering from seemingly unending sweat, it may be a result of hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes people to sweat uncontrollably, even in cool, dry climates. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis typically experience heavy sweating in the hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area, and other parts of the body where you may find a high concentration of sweat glands.
Luckily, if you have hyperhidrosis, there is a new medical breakthrough that can help you put an end to this embarrassing condition once and for all.
Our clinic offers an affordable, effective solution to excessive sweating of the armpits. We have treated hundreds of patients successfully over the last twelve years at our clinic at Estetica in Surrey.
How long do the effects last?
Generally, most patients are free of excessive sweating for about 6-8 months after a treatment, depending on the site of the injections, the amount of the solution used, and your own personal chemistry. As many as one third of those treated for hyperhidrosis are free of excessive sweating for at least one year.
How long does it take to start seeing results?
After your treatment, sweating decreases within a couple of days, and the maximum effect takes about a week or two. Again, results may vary slightly.
Who can benefit from hyperhidrosis treatment?
Anyone who struggles with excessive sweating stands to benefit greatly from this treatment. It is especially beneficial for those who haven’t had success with prescription medications, antiperspirants, and other topical treatments.
What can I expect from my treatment session?
Administering a hyperhidrosis treatment takes no more than 15 minutes in most cases, in which time a dozen or so injections will be made just under the skin. It’s a fairly pain-free experience, though some may experience mild discomfort, in which case a topical numbing agent may be used.
Is it safe?
Like all medical treatments, not everyone is an eligible candidate for hyperhidrosis treatment. If you are eligible, this treatment is extremely safe, and allows your body to function normally, but with less sweat.
Should you have any questions regarding the treatment or are interested in making an appointment please call our surgery number 01932570099.