Medical Cosmetic cover the areas of Bristol, Cheltenham and the Midlands our main clinic locations are:
Bute House, Bridge Road, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7HA and Groundwell Farmhouse, Woodcutters Mews, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4AU

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Category: Treatments


Juvederm Voluma

13/04/2016 at 15:37:34 | by Dr Alison Duncan
Voluma is the ideal Juvederm dermal filler for volumising the cheeks, and also providing a subtle lift to the mid face. It lasts 15 months or so, and is used for deep injections, with minimal bruising , particularly when a cannula is used.



Juvederm Volbella to subtly reshape and define lips

03/04/2016 at 15:22:28 | by Alison Duncan
Juvederm Volbella with lidocaine is the latest product in the Juvederm range of facial fillers, developed specifically for lips and also fine facial lines.Volbella has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft natural feel the gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles, while the hyaluronic acid within attracts moisture, so results can last up to one year, or even longer in some cases.
So no trout pout! Just a pretty way to enhance your lips. A study showed that 98% of people who had Juvederm Volbella said that their lip appearance goals had been achieved, with results lasting up to 12 months.
 



Facial peels

24/03/2016 at 09:48:48 | by Dr Alison Duncan
The VI peel and VI peel acne represent the next generation of chemical exfoliant unlike any others you may have experienced. It is comfortable to have applied, which is a huge improvement on the acute severe burning you experience with 20-30% TCA peels. It is convenient, with peeling occurring through the 3rd to 6th days after treatment. You go home with a lovely after care pack, too.
 
VI peel, contains five acids, and TCA is one of them. It also has phenolic acid, the strongest acid peel currently used in aesthetics, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, and ascorbic acid. With all of those ingredients and the comfort afforded by the phenol, it is the best peel I use. It gives the results of a good deep peel, not that from shop bought or beauty salon glycolic acid peels.
 
It it is indicated for anti-aging, acne,  Hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, mild acne scars, dull lifeless skin, it improves tone and texture and is suitable for sensitive skin types. Fine lines and wrinkles improve, with the skin appearing smoother. Up to 71% of patients report such. The collagen content of the skin is increased which gives a suppleness to the skin.
 
The radical thing about VI Peel and s that it can be safely used over the eyelids! We all have fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes that we want to improve. The peel can also be used on neck, décolleté, hands.
 
i've has the VI peel twice and can vouch for it's effectiveness and comfort. There is no way I would go back to pure TCA which is barbaric, less are, and cannot be used around the eyes out over the eyelids. It is safe to apply over the neck and décolleté which are prone to "catching" with TCA . Would highly recommend this peel even for the scariest of patients!
 
 



Juvederm Ultra

24/03/2016 at 09:46:14 | by Dr Alison Duncan
Juvederm Ultra is a range of smooth consistency gels made from hyaluronic acid- a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Dr Alison Duncan at Medical Cosmetic Service uses this product as the main filler in her clinics, because of the smooth, natural look it gives and the fact that it contains local anaesthetic which aids comfort of the injections.
 
Juvederm Ultra has good longevity, with 75% of patients maintaining an improvement for up to one year. Juvederm Ultra will instantly redefine your lips, smooth away your facial wrinkles and restore your skin's volume. It provides a smooth natural look and feel. You will notice the results yourself, but no one will know!
 
i always offer numbing cream with my filler treatments; I don't endorse the no pain, no gain philosophy. I definitely advise against taking alcohol and aspirin/ ibuprofen several days before treatment, to minimise the risk of bruising. Antihistamine helps to reduce any puffiness experienced with lip injections, and arnica pillules do help to reduce the risk of bruises.
 
The treatment is always preceded by a full medical consultation, and you are reassured that a qualifies doctor is doing the treatment at Medical Cosmetic Service clinics. 



Botox

24/03/2016 at 09:48:27 | by Dr Alison Duncan
Botox anti-wrinkle injections are the most popular treatment at Medical Cosmetic Service. Dr Alison Duncan is experienced in offering a light touch and also total neutralisation of muscular movement when appropriate. Botox  is used to inject specific areas of the face to ease out lines and wrinkles, and also underarms to prevent excess sweating ( hyperhidrosis). 
 
The he most popular areas for Botox treatment are
  • Frown lines and wrinkles
  • Forehead lines and creases between the brows
  • Crows feet and laughter lines 
  • Wrinkly chin
  • Underarms (hyperhidrosis)
Having a natural look means you are still able to show expressions after having Botox. It should not be obvious that you have had Botox. In fact you should look as if you don't need it!
There are various brands and types of Botox. At Medical Cosmetic Service, I use Azzalure, a French brand, which will last 3-5 months.
 
There are few contraindications to the use of Botox, but these would be cleared during your assessment with me as a Doctor. There are few complications and safety issues; the NHS clinic and theatre fridges are full of Botox! It is used in much higher doses in general medicine and for a longer time period, than in cosmetic medicine. If it wasn't a safe and effective treatment, it wouldn't be used in the NHS. Give it a go! It's not addictive, and you can try it just the once without any long term issues. If you do have Botox regularly, your wrinkles and lines will only get better, not worse. What's not to like?
 
Dr Alison Duncan
Medical Cosmetic Service
07721 456220 
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