Archive of: 2022
Why healthy skin & injectables are a match made!
12 December 2022
We pride ourselves on a thorough consultation with a bespoke treatment plan specifically for your needs. This will often include treatments targeted for skin health either before or alongside injectables!
Why? Is often a question we get asked during the consultation.
Well the answer is simple… for the very best results!!
As we age the cells & systems responsible for healthy, happy, wrinkle free skin start to slow down.
Injectables are fantastic at helping to minimise the wrinkles and restore volume lost as we age but for optimum & long lasting results we always recommend combining these with treatments & skincare targeted to restoring & maintaining healthy skin.
Our go-to treatments alongside injectables are:
Hydrafacial for deep cleansing, cell renewal & hydration Microneedling for cell renewal & collagen stimulation Forma Radio Frequency for skin tightening
Book a Bespoke consultation with one of our Nurses or Therapists for more information!
What is HArmonyCa ?
08 December 2022
HArmonyCa® is for patients with wrinkles on the side of the face in front of the ears, especially when smiling. It can target and treat the lateral aspect of the face only, not the lips or neck & is the newest add-on dermal filler from Allergan, the market leaders of facial aesthetics.
It is a dual-effect hybrid injectable that combines two hard working ingredients, hyaluronic acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) to give both an instant lift and longevity.
Manufactured as a bio-stimulator, the crossed linked HA gives an immediate elevation of the skin to plump out lines and wrinkles whilst the CaHa stimulates lasting collagen production in the skin to restructure, rejuvenate and tighten the face. It also includes lidocaine as one of its ingredients to make it a more comfortable treatment.
In recent clinical trials 91% of clients treated with HArmonyCa ™ reported a marked improvement in facial appearance, with over 82% returning for a repeat treatment as and when required.
HArmonyCa ™ is ideal for individuals concerned with loss of facial structure associated with ageing and also those who would like to benefit from the long-term improvement of facial proportions, lines and wrinkles
SKIN TAG REMOVAL
20 October 2022
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small growths that hang off your skin. They’re common and harmless, but can be removed if they’re bothering you. Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body.
What skin tags look like?
Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.
Who gets skin tags?
Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. Pregnant women may also be more likely to develop skin tags as a result of changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason. Skin tags tend to grow in the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself, such as on the neck, armpits or groin. This is why they tend to affect overweight people who have excess folds of skin and skin chafing. Both men and women can develop skin tags
Skin tag removal is regarded as cosmetic surgery, which is rarely available through the NHS. Cosmetic surgery is usually only available on the NHS if the problem is affecting your physical or mental health.
If you have any skin tags you would like us to take a look at & consider removal then book in for a consultation with our Skin Lesion Nurse Specialist Rachael at our CQC York Clinic.
Why we are CQC registered
12 October 2022
Safety is paramount to our Patients which is why we have gone through the CQC process. CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care. Annually we will be inspected, and the results published & a performance rating given., to help people choose care.
There are by law, services that have to register with the CQC and include:
All types of thread lifting - for example, polydioxanone (PDO) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) thread lifting, Surgical procedures (anything that involves cutting or inserting instruments into the skin such as eye blepharoplasty, lip lifts, eye pinning and mole / skin lesion removal. Botulinum toxin for medical reasons such as teeth grinding & hyperhidrosis.
Weight loss Clinics, vaginal wellness treatments & menopause wellness.
All cosmetic treatments, including non-surgical ones, can have risks. They should always be carried out by someone trained and qualified to provide them.
At IAM ALL our non-surgical injectable cosmetic treatments are carried out by Registered Nurses who have been trained to the highest standard. Mr. Philip Lim is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon (GMC 4219068) who undertakes both NHS and Private work. Do not be afraid to ask any of our Practitioners their qualifications and expertise, how often they’ve performed it, what the risks are and how often complications occur.
Take as much time as you need to make your decision. We strongly advise you take at least two weeks after your consultation with Mr. Philip Lim to think things through before you have surgery.
You can change your mind at any point, and you can ask for a second opinion from another surgeon.
Introducing Mr Philip Lim to IAM
07 October 2022
We’re so excited to introduce to you, our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Philip Lim to our York Clinic!! Mr Philip Lim is a plastic surgeon based in York and Manchester offers treatments such as upper Blepharoplasty, Ear Pinning, Lump and Bump Removal, Mole Removal and Lip Lifts. Mr Lim has already held a number of successful consultation & surgery days. These treatments are available at our York Clinic following a consultation. If you would like to discuss treatment, please call clinic on 01904 848312 or use the booking link at the top of the page.
Seasonal Skin Reviews to keep you on track
01 August 2022
As the seasons change the skin does too. Keep your healthy, happy skin on track with seasonal skin reviews! OBSERV Skin Scanner allows for a detailed report of the deeper layers of the skin which is where common skin conditions are formed, this allows us to manage & treat skin conditions before they impact the skin. Book a Skin Consultation with OBSERV Skin Scanner throughout August and receive 10% off* recommended product during your skin analysis! Looking to start your skin health journey? This is a great place to start!
*Excludes prescription products
OBSERV Skin Scanner - £50 with £20 redeemable against recommended product.
Ditch the razors....
29 July 2022
Welcoming DiolazeXL Laser Hair Removal to York Clinic
Unlike traditional methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching or depilatory creams), DiolazeXL Laser Hair Removal impacts the root of the problem, rather than offering a temporary solution. Traditional methods will require treatment forever, while DiolazeXL only requires a few sessions. Most patients notice a significant reduction in hair growth after just a few treatments.
We recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, space 4-8 weeks apart, will be required to be fuzz free!
Prices start from £70 per area & until 31st August 2022 we have 10% off all Laser Hair Removal courses!!
Courses include 6 treatments of your chosen area, plus an aftercare bag which includes a complimentary SPF to keep your skin protected throughout your treatment course. A patch test is required for treatment.
Head over to our treatment page for more information and to book.
The POWER of Vitamin C
05 March 2022
Vitamin C is a POWERHOUSE ingredient which has been used in skincare for years but what is it?
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant which protects the skin from Free Radicals - the pesky & unstable molecules which can damage the cells in our body, especially as we age, which can cause the skin to age, cause fine lines & wrinkles as well as affecting the texture & tone of the skin.
Vitamin C comes in many forms but its L-ascorbic Acid which effectively protects our skin from the cell damage - see for yourself… Two slices of apple, both left in moderate sunlight for 8 hours, one with Obagi Vitamin C Serum 15% and one with nothing. As you can see the slice of apple with nothing has massively deteriorated & showing discolouration as well as an uneven texture, whereas the slice with 5-7 drops of Obagi Vitamin C Serum is still clear, bright, crisp & plump. This experiment mimics the effect this powerful ingredient has on the skin in an environment which matches that of an average office for a typical working day!
Apply your Vitamin C on clean skin every morning before your moisturiser & SPF for maximum protection against ageing & keep your skin clear, bright & wrinkle free!
We have a range of Vitamin C products to suit a range of skin types, speak with one of our therapists on your next visit to find the right one for you!!
Laser Hair Removal
08 February 2022
Say good bye to shaving and waxing by booking yourself a course of laser hair removal.
Here at Innersense Aesthetics @ Wetherby in Leeds, we use the Inmode Diolaze diode laser machine. It has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, meaning treatment is quick, easy and very comfortable. The Diolaze penetrates energy & heats the root of the hair, which in turn prevents future hair growth.
Diolaze can be safely used on most areas of the body that produce unwanted hair. Commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, underarms, arms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.
How Quickly Will I See Results From Diolaze XL™? Diolaze XL immediately destroys hair follicles after your very first treatment. You can expect to see consistent long term results after just a few sessions of this laser hair removal treatment at our Wetherby Clinic in Leeds. Improvement to the skin’s texture and smoothness will be noticed as well.
For optimal results, clients are recommended to purchase a treatment package for faster reduction of hair growth and hair-free skin. Our Wetherby, Leeds Diolaze XL™ treatment experts will provide you with professional advice on how many sessions you might need in order to achieve optimal results.
Lips to love
27 January 2022
Lips to Love - Questions we get asked all the time about lip fillers.
Will I get a duck lip? All our lip dermal filler treatments are carried out by experienced Aesthetic Nurses who have been trained to the highest standard & have a full understanding of the lip anatomy and that the perfect lips are often described as a full bottom lip with an upper lip that slightly projects. Using dermal fillers from the Juvederm Ultra / Vycross range it is possible to help shape, plump & define the lip to the ideal shape.
Will it hurt? The Juvederm Vycross / Ultra range include lidocaine, which can help reduce discomfort during the procedure. We will always apply numbing cream 10-15 minutes before hand making the procedure even more comfortable. Your lips will feel quite numb straight after and maybe a bit tender for a few days after.
Are there any risks? Having any dermal fillers do not come without risk. Some risks are greater than others such as some redness, swelling and bruising which although this may not look great, it will always settle within a week leaving lovely shaped lips. It is always best to not have your lips treated just before a big event & always allow 2 weeks for your lips to truly settle.
How long will it last? Most patients will require treatment every 6 months although in some cases it may take more than one visit to reach the desired look.
What if I don’t like them, can I just have them dissolved? You should never have it in your mind that you can just dissolve your lips if you don’t like them. Again, dissolving lips doesn’t come without risk and really should only be used in an emergency situation. |If you are nervous about the look always start with 1/2ml Juvederm and build up over time.
Its time to stop dreaming and start doing…. talk to your Aesthetic Nurse to find out how Juvederm can give you lips to love.