News & stories relating to our dental & cosmetic treatments.
Find out how a scalpel free treatment rejuvenated my skin
Since I had INTRAcel, a non-surgical face lift, I have had the most compliments I have ever had about my skin in my entire life. That is not something you expect at 50.
In the past 4 months I have been subjected to a staggering 69,000 injections in my face with this latest treatment. The cosmetic world has moved on and now it is all about INTRAcel.
How does it work?...
INTRAcel injects radiofrequency heat energy into the deepest layers of the skin via needles as fine as a human hair. It works by creating thousands of microscopic wounds which stimulate tired old skin cells to go into overdrive to produce fresh young collagen. It is claimed to lead to tighter, firmer, brighter skin with small pores. It also said to lift sagging jawlines, soften crow’s feet, fill out acne scars, remove red veins and cure acne as it kills bacteria that cause spots and reduces the activity of oil glands on the skin.
The treatment is not like a pampering facial, there are needles involved, however the atmosphere and professionalism at estetica makes you so calm and relaxed that it does not feel painful.
I met Parisa, the lovely clinician who will be treating me. She’s a pharmacist and member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with full training in INTRAcel. For the initial consultation we discussed the treatment and the medically prescribed creams I will need to use prior to treatment all carefully selected.
Before treatment I was completely covered in numbing cream. I accidentally licked my lips to then be left with a numb tongue as well as face, but at least I knew I would be numb. Parisa started the micro-needling on my forehead. She switched to deeper needles on my cheek where there is more fat and shallow over the nose where there is more bone. The overall sensation is warmth but when the needles hit the bony areas there is a very brief bearable sharp pain.
The needling took less than half an hour and I was given a special cooling mask to place on my face for 15 mins.
Afterwards my face was very red with small droplets of blood under the skin. I am strictly not allowed to wear makeup but I had my big glasses to cover up.
As the redness started to fade I developed tiny scabs on my cheeks which I was informed would happen at the site where the needles entered. No pain No gain!
The next day I developed tiny bruises under my eyes. Parisa did warn me that a brief attack of acne may be a rare side effect but thankfully I did not get that.
The skin around my eyes look fresher and it took 5 days for my skin to completely heal again.
For this session I am quite nervous, but it is recommended for best results. This time things are very different. The redness faded in a few hours and I developed minimal scabs. The pain was much less as I knew what to expect more. My skin is much brighter, clearer and my jawline has tightened.
Third and last session……
This time the treatment was easy, I went a little bit pink, a few minute speckles of blood and barely there scabs which disappeared after a few days.
My eyes have improved a considerable amount, my cheeks look fuller, my jawline tighter, my nose to mouth line is softer. Everything is lifted in my face.
My skin is glowing and my pores are much tighter giving a smooth appearance. Make up sits effortlessly on my skin now.
Results are so natural no one will know you had treatment however the compliments are guaranteed.
It is a small price to pay for such amazing results.
Thank you to the estetica team and Parisa for her professional care.
Say goodbye to excessive sweating
This changed my life…
I decided one day that I have had enough of having to be careful what to wear, what material and colour! Limited choices and restrictions was taking up too much precious time. I had been trying numerous ways to stop this excessive sweating for years. Nothing worked!
Hyperhidrosis was the answer! I searched clinics in Surrey but nothing grabbed me like this one did, it was different.
Estetica in Chertsey…
As you walk in, you instantly feel welcome. The décor design is beautiful, the staff are friendly and smiley, it even smells lovely.
I sat down in the comfy chair and awaited my turn reading trendy magazines.
My name was called and was walked in by one of the nurses who introduced herself as Zita, with a smile. I felt at ease as I was talking to her, already felt like a special experience, I knew I was in the right place.
Dr Sina Salimi, smiled and shook my hand, professional and calm. All the way through the clinic you felt comfortable. I sat down in the super soft dental chair and as I looked around I could see countless certificates on the wall. I could not help but notice the stunning aviator chair in his room. Very chic!
As the treatment went ahead, I was applied some numbing cream to lessen the pricking of the needle going in, this took approximately 15 mins to get to full effect. Each stage was explained and what was about to happen to make sure I was ready. The mixing of the products was done just behind me, which he clarified, I asked why that is. He responded, “It is not nice for patients to see the needle, this helps keep a calm environment for nervous patients” which made perfect sense.
Everything was thought out to keep in mind the patient and their comfort, otherwise known as Holistic care.
Zita offered me a stress ball or to hold her hand, but I opted to brave it out.
The treatment was painless! All I felt was a small scratch otherwise went perfectly and before I knew it, it was done. What was I so nervous about!? I was given aftercare to follow, a shiny professional leaflet to take home. Everything I needed to know was explained and when to expect the product to work. Some people take a few days others can take up to a week as everyone responds differently. I was given a wet wipe and mirror to dab the areas. The treatment left some small bumps but these go down in half an hour. A few bumps are so worth the results!
The next few days…..
I did not see immediate effect of the treatment, which I knew already. By day 3 I suddenly saw the amazing results! I was not sweating at all and I LOVED IT. My clothes were not getting sweat patches like they used to and I can now wear whatever I like without having to think twice about it. It really is quite liberating.
Thank you Estetica! <3
This changed my life….
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.