Adrian’s Big 5

5 Important Questions You Should Be Asking Before Any Skin Treatment By Aesthetic Nurse, Adrian Baker

CAN I HAVE A CONSULTATION BEFORE ANY TREATMENT?
An initial skin consultation is vital to ensure you can explain your skin concerns and have a practitioner assess these, as well as your medical history to ensure any treatment suggestions are safe for you to have. This should also be used as an opportunity to ask any questions and discuss through a variety of treatment options with your practitioner.

An initial consultation will also give you the opportunity to get a feel of your practitioner and how comfortable you are with them, laying the foundations of a trusting professional relationship.

We offer Free of Charge No-Obligation Consultations for all treatments. You can expect:

-A medical history assessment to ensure you are safe to proceed with a treatment

-A visual skin assessment

-Treatment options discussion, with your individual needs and budget taken into account

-An explanation of the risks and benefits of any treatment you wish to receive

-A discussion of any aftercare advice you may need to plan for

WHO IS IT THAT WILL BE CARRYING OUT MY TREATMENT?
I firmly believe that these types of non-surgical aesthetic treatments should only be carried out by a medically qualified practitioner, such as a Nurse or Doctor. Aesthetic treatments are not suitable to be provided by therapists or other non-medically registered professionals. This is something you should be sure on from the outset.

You should also ensure that the person you are consulting with is the actual person who will be providing your treatment. Not only are you using a consultation to get a feel of your practitioner, but your practitioner will be using this time together to learn about your individual needs and desires for your skin appearance. It should, therefore, be the same person who is actually performing the treatment on you; this avoids any confusion or lost communication in achieving the results you are wanting to achieve. You may also have built trust in the initial person you have consulted with, and having someone new to perform your treatment will likely increase any anxieties. Ask to consult only with the person who will be providing the treatment.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DOES THE PRACTITIONER HAVE?
This question isn’t in order to rule out the professionals with less experience; even the most experienced practitioner had to start somewhere.  The important aspect is how comfortable you feel that they are able to safely perform the treatment. If they are inexperienced, will they be shadowed by an experienced practitioner? If they are experienced, do they still continue professional development to learn new techniques? Do they provide Aesthetic treatments as a career or is it a sideline they do occasionally? Ensure you feel comfortable with the level of experience your practitioner has.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS INVOLVED WITH MY TREATMENT?
This is possibly one of the most fundamental aspects of any consultation for an aesthetic skin treatment. Like life in general, most skin treatments will carry an element of risk or potential harm. The key to this question however is the balance of the risk vs benefit and how likely a risk is likely to happen. As an example, dermal filler treatments carry a risk of bruising and swelling after treatment, but if the benefit of receiving the filler improves self confidence or a healthy appearance, then you may be comfortable with this risk vs benefit balance. Saying this, dermal filler treatments also carry a very rare risk of blood vessel blockage that could cause the skin cells to die. This may make you think twice. What may help you balance this risk is the level of experience your practitioner has to deal with this very rare complication. The point here is not to avoid all treatments that carry a risk, but to ensure you have weighed up the risk vs benefit, and importantly how your practitioner can ideally prevent or, if required, treat the complication.

CAN ANYTHING GO WRONG? AND IF SO, WHAT HAPPENS THEN?

This leads from the last question, and it is something you should feel comfortable to ask. The answer should be that the practitioner is trained and experienced to handle all complications that are known and associated with a treatment, or at least has a professional relationship with another health professional that can be referred to. You should be able to access your practitioner outside of clinic hours in cases where urgent advice is required, and you should also ensure that the practitioner is fully insured to carry out the treatment.

If you would like to know any more information, have any questions or would like to book your free consultation please call the clinic on 01296 614441 or email enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

Written by Adrian Baker, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Prescriber
Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic – http://www.whitethornmediclinic.co.uk 

 

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Skin Pen Precision – Microneedling

Skin Pen Precision Skin Needling by Whitethorn Fields MediClinic’s Aesthetic nurse;
Adrian Baker.

All patients we meet are seeking to improve their skin in some shape or form, whether that is for wrinkle reduction, to tighten crapey skin, reduce pigmentation or improve acne scars. The Skin Pen Precision micro-needling pen provides solutions for all of these skin concerns, and is now available at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic in Buckinghamshire.

WHAT IS SKIN PEN MICRONEEDLING?

Triggering the body’s own natural wound healing process, the Skin Pen® Precision comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin. This process results in skin repairing and remodeling of the injured tissue. Producing organised healthy dermal tissue including Elastin and Collagen.

BEFORE AND AFTER – REAL RESULTS

The Skin Pen has precise depth settings that allows us to work on a variety of skin areas and treat multiple skin concerns.

Below are some of the astonishing results from micro-needling with the Skin Pen Precision.

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Severe Acne Scarring – Before and After

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Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Before and After

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Ice Pick Acne Scarring – Before and After

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Lines and Wrinkles – Before and After

If you would like to book in to see Adrian please call the clinic on 01296 614441, or email us at enquires@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

Meet Adrian Baker – Whitethorn Fields MediClinic’s new Aesthetic Nurse

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Adrian is the clinics Aesthetic Nurse, specialising in appearance based medicine offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments and professional skincare advice. Adrian successfully gained his Independent Nurse Prescribing qualification at the De Montfort University to enable him to prescribe medications required within aesthetics.

Adrian qualified from the University of Bedfordshire and developed his nursing skills within the primary care setting.  Adrian then moved on from this and has been practicing in aesthetic medicine since 2010. He holds a strong passion for professionalism and safety within all practices and since entering the industry has been awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse of the Year’ by The British Journal of Nursing in 2014.

Not only this but Adrian acted as Board Member for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) from 2014-2017. He is the Co-Author of the Royal Collage of Nursing (RCN) accredited ‘BACN Aesthetic Nursing Competency Framework’, created to assist nurses to develop their skills and careers within aesthetics in the UK.  His thesis on acne management was published within the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing.

Adrian will be available for appointments Mondays and Fridays 10am-4pm, Tuesdays 3pm-9pm and some Saturdays per month.

Specialising in appearance based medicine he will be carrying out all nurse led treatments including:

– Dermal Fillers
– Muscle Relaxing Injections
– Skin Peels
– EDS (Electronic Dermastamp)
-Advanced Skin Care
– Profhilo

You can book in for Free No-Obligation Consultation with Adrian by calling Reception on 01296 614441, or you can email us at enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alopecia Awareness Month

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October is Alopecia Awareness month. Alopeica is a widespread condition that effects thousands of individuals in different forms throughout the UK and the rest of the world. There is currently no known cure for Alopeica, with those affected by the condition left to deal with their hair loss and the impact this can have on their lives.

As Alopecia becomes more common, so to do the support groups and networks of support that have sprung up all over the UK. As well as this, the art of Cosmetic Tattooing for Alopecia patients is rising with more practitioners training and gaining experience in this area. Our very own Caron Vetter is one of the very few experts in this field, and has been carrying out Cosmetic and Medical Tattooing for over 27 years. This gives her an unprecedented insight into the world of Alopecia and how Cosmetic/Medical Tattooing can help.

We asked Caron why she is so passionate about offering this treatment to Alopeica suffers, and how she thinks it can help them?

‘Alopecia can spring upon a person overnight, one day they have hair, the next they don’t. The trauma this can cause is unimaginable and ones self-confidence can be kicked to the floor. The fact that in some small way, micropigmentation can help re-build this confidence and give a person their ‘star-quality’ is what continues to drive me in this industry. We all know a local semi-permanent makeup salon that can offer the latest brows on trend, but it is that next level of service and experience that I am proud to offer. Connecting with a patient not only cosmetically but emotionally and genuinely, is what I get a buzz from! I have valuable experience and skills on offer, I am so thankful that these can be used for such a fantastic cause. Alopecia is a hard condition to be diagnosed with but giving someone back their eyebrows or enhancing their eyes with eyeliner, is a service I will never grow tired of offering’.

Caron sees many Alopecia patients on a monthly basis, both female and male. Whether looking for a set of life-like eyebrows, or eyeliner to frame the eyes after loosing all their eyelashes, there is help available for all.

Of course Micropigmentation is just one small piece in a very large puzzle. Whilst scalp micropigmentation can be used to help male sufferers replicate stubble head hair, women that choose to can enter the world of wigs and headpieces!

To celebrate Alopecia Awareness Month Caron is offering a £50 discount to all Alopecia clients when booking in for Cosmetic Tattooing.

To book call 01296 614441 or email enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

 

*Must be booked and paid by 29th October 2017. If no availability left for October payment must be taken at time of booking over the phone, and booked no later than December 2017. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Peel away the old and reveal the new!

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Why Peel after the summer?

Skin peels are a great non-invasive way to refresh the skin and treat any damage that has been caused during the summer months. As we creep in to Autumn our skin will start to show and feel the strain that the hot summer sun and late summer nights has had. It may appear dry, cracked, pigmented and spotty. Now is the ideal time to strip away all this damage and the toxins that have been left behind, to reveal plump and fresh skin ready for winter.

We have a variety of skin peels suitable for all skin types at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic, treating a number of skin concerns. From severe pigmentation to light dryness, there is a skin peel for you. Visible results can be achieved and you will be able to not only see an improvement, but feel it as well. Your skin will be left nourished, hydrated and revived.

Available Skin Peels

AlumierMD Detox Clear
Ideal for all skin types to assist with detoxification. Reduces the signs of acne, minimizes pore size and brightens the skin.
Cost: £80  Offer Price: £56

AlumierMD Radiant30
Lactic acid resurfacing peel to decrease the visible signs of ageing and hyper-pigmentation. Suitable for all skin types.
Cost: £80  Offer Price: £56

AlumierMD Glow Peel
Combination peel with lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing peel. Can treat lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation issues such as age spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone.
Cost: £120  Offer Price: £84

The Perfect Peel
A revolutionary peel that can transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer in just one week. Will smooth skin, lighten and brighten, remove sun damage and age spots, shrink pore size, soften lines and wrinkles and improve acne skin conditions. *Physical peeling will be experienced.
Cost: £350  Offer Price: £245

To book now please call on 01296 614441
*Special Offer prices end 18th October 2017

Eyelash Enhancement – Get the latest trend now!

We have all seen the increasing popularity of eyebrow treatments rocket, with procedures like Microblading and Cosmetic Tattooing driving this to the forefront. Well, now in addition to creating the perfect brows, we want the perfect set of eyes to match!

Introducing the Eyelash Enhancement; the latest trend set to soar in a bid to help those looking for the ultimate beauty goal – perfect brows+perfect eyes!

Eyelash Enhancement – What is it?

An eyelash enhancement is a treatment using pigments and micropigmentation techniques to fill in among the eyelashes, creating definition and enhancing the lashes. This action lifts the lashes, creating volume and body, which can have fantastic results for your overall appearance and frame of the face. Below demonstrates just this in some before and after images.

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Eyelash Enhancement – How does it work?

Pigment is implanted into the skin using a very fine needle and a power supplied hand piece. As it is placed in-between the lashes the lengthening illusion is created. The pigment can be implanted in a micro-thin line, or a more fuller line, this is at the request of the client and at the agreement of your practitioner. Together this will be decided before beginning in order to achieve the best possible results. You will need two treatments around four to six weeks apart, with a yearly maintenance treatment.

If you would like any further information or would like to book in for a Free Consultation or for treatment, then please call Whitethorn Fields MediClinic on 01296 614441, or you can email us at enquiries@whitethornmediclinic.co.uk

 

 

 

Cosmetic Tattooing vs Microblading

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Whats the difference?
Cosmetic tattooing has been around for many years now, with it’s popularity exploding all around the world within the last five years. With this, a new form of tattooing was introduced to the market recently that has caught the attention of thousands of women around the world; Microblading. So, what exactly is Microblading and why would you choose this new treatment over the original machine led Cosmetic Tattooing?

Cosmetic Tattooing
Cosmetic Tattooing is also popularly known as Semi Permanent Make Up, or Eyebrow Tattooing. This procedure uses an electronic hand held device to implant tiny particles of pigment into the skins surface. It is different to a permanent tattoo because the pigment particles are not inserted as deep into the skin and is therefore not permanent.

Cosmetic Tattooing is used for Semi Permanent Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lip color. It can also be used for Eye shadow procedures. With different needle configurations available and a sea of pigment colors, you can create definition, shape and even replace completely missing features such as eyebrows. Clients can request whether they want thick block brows, or natural light hair stroke brows.

Microblading
Microblading is the same principle as Cosmetic Tattooing, but is carried out with a blade, instead of a handheld machine. It is still pigments being placed into the surface of the skin, and is still only semi permanent. The difference lies in the kind of results you can achieve, and who a possible candidate would be. Very fine delicate blades are used to pierce the skin with the pigment, leaving immaculate individual hair strokes in its wake. These can be used to add definition to thinning or sparse brows, or they can add depth and texture to already big brows that just want that little bit extra WOW factor!

Both procedures use the same pigments, and both procedures are only semi-permanent. If you are unsure on which treatment is the one for you then book in for a Consultation with your experienced Micropigmentation Specialist and they will be able to guide you in making the right choice for you.

Cosmetic Tattooing at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic

Meet Caron Vetter

 

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