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Dermal Fillers – Patient Success Story

July 21, 2016 11:08 am Published by

Hear from our patient, Carole Anne, 71, who recently had full face revolumising treatment with the latest Juvéderm® Vycross™ dermal fillers at S-Thetics Clinic in Beaconsfield:

“As I grew older I hated gravity taking control of the contours of my face which made me look so tired all the time – then I was introduced to Dr Sherina Balaratnam and her extraordinary knowledge and skills.

Our initial consultation was extremely detailed; she understood that I didn’t want to look unnaturally plumped up, just to look good for my (increasing) age. Which is exactly what I now have.

Before and immediately after dermal filler treatment with reduction of lines and improvement in skin volume, structure and texture

Before and immediately after dermal filler treatment with reduction of lines and improvement in skin volume, structure and texture

My rejuvenated face seems to have rejuvenated my confidence as well, I could not be more delighted. Thank you Sherina.”

Carole Anne, 71, Wiltshire

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Carole Anne was selected by Juvéderm® manufacturer Allergan as part of their national ‘This Is Me” campaign which showcases the real women and real stories behind facial fillers and how natural looking results can be achieved:

Find out more about dermal fillers at www.this-is-me.com

Find out more about dermal fillers at www.this-is-me.com

Dermal fillers are a non-permanent cosmetic injectable treatment which can effectively treat some of the deeper underlying signs of ageing, such as:

  • loss of facial volume
  • lines and wrinkles
  • jawline sagging
  • loss of lip definition and volume

They can help to smooth the key signs of ageing by restoring lost hydration and improving the skin’s volume, structure and texture.

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The key ingredient of the facial fillers we use at S-Thetics is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – a type of sugar, which occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for maintaining skin volume and elasticity.

HA is broken down within one to two days, and is constantly being replenished; however as we age, this replacement mechanism diminishes and the moisturising and plumping effects of HA decrease.

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam

Our medical director, Miss Sherina Balaratnam, holds the prestigious title of “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA) for Allergan, the manufacturers of BOTOX® and the Juvederm® Ultra and the latest Juvederm® Vycross range of fillers.

As one of only a handful of expert UK Doctor’s and Surgeon’s selected as an LCA, she believes in the importance of a patient taking the time to select the right practitioner for them and is well known for her subtle and natural results.

She was also one of the first UK doctors to be trained on the MD Codes by Dr Mauricio de Maio, a world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon from Sao Paulo.

The MD Codes allow us to sympathetically restore and rejuvenate a patients face in a balanced and harmonious way.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on:

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Beaconsfield

t. 01494 670990

e. info@sthetics.co.uk

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Facial Fillers – patient success story

July 4, 2016 6:01 pm Published by
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Before and immediately after dermal filler treatment with improvement in skin volume, structure and texture

Hear from our patient, Liz, 52, who recently had full face revolumising treatment with the latest Juvéderm® Vycross™ dermal fillers at S-Thetics Clinic:

“I am fifty two and have been for the most part quite happy with the way I looked, give or take a few pounds or a few bad haircuts, however things took quite a turn as I hit my fifties and suddenly I began to feel that I looked really unattractive and whilst before a change of make-up or a new dress would make all the difference, of late it just made me feel worse.

Make-up looked heavy and my predisposition for vintage clothes made me look like I’d lived it first time round.

The contours of my face had really softened, especially around the jaw line, giving me a jowly look, also my under chin had become ‘soft’ and loose. This was especially noticeable in profile or when I put my chin down.

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Dr Sherina’s approach is very inclusive, she spent a long time discussing with me how I felt about my appearance and what affect this was having on me, the conversation was friendly and all my questions were very clearly and fully answered.

In all honesty I only felt a mild discomfort and although obviously there are needles involved so some people might be wary, for me it was only a question of relaxing into the idea and after that I was absolutely fine, I’ve had acupuncture before and it was less uncomfortable than that.

The results are outstanding, just looking at the before and after photos I couldn’t believe how much more serene and fresh I looked.

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My face immediately seemed lifted, which took away the heaviness and the dark shadows of the nose to mouth lines and amazingly enough and best of all, my nose appears less sunken and smaller and my eyes look wider and less heavy under the brow bone.

I feel definitely more attractive and this has had an effect on so many levels, when I get dressed instead of feeling frumpy in my usual clothes and generally negative about my whole ‘look’, now I feel that my outfits make me happy, and that I actually look how I think of myself as looking.

I have regained some sort of sparkle that I definitely lost, and that is the best feeling in the world!

I would without a shadow of a doubt have this treatment again and will have maintenance treatments when I feel I need them.”

Liz Morris, 52

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“Fillers aren’t here to FILL. They are here to be used to correct areas where volume loss has caused signs that we do not like, as they make our faces look different from how they used to be.

My patients don’t come to me asking to be filled. They come asking to look less tired, less angry, more awake, like they’ve just been on holiday and like they’ve just had a good night’s sleep.

Liz came to me as she had just turned 52 and felt that her face didn’t match how she felt inside. She is a happy, free spirited woman, however felt that she was looking tired and that her face was starting to drop, making her look heavy.

After a detailed consultation and treatment plan we agreed on carrying out a dermal filler strategy using the latest MD Codes in a full face approach.

It was evident from her assessment that she needed volume correction in all of her facial compartments which were slowly and naturally starting to lose volume. Something that happens to us all as we age.

The last photo was taken 6 weeks later, once the fillers have had a chance to integrate with our skin and soft tissues. The results look and feel like her. And it IS her.

But, as she says, just better, fresher, and more beautiful.”

Miss Sherina Balaratnam, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (UCL)

Medical Director, S-Thetics

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

Miss Balaratnam holds the prestigious title of “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA) for Allergan, the manufacturers of BOTOX® and the Juvederm® Ultra and the latest Juvederm® Vycross range of fillers.

As one of only a handful of expert UK Doctor’s and Surgeon’s selected as an LCA, she believes in the importance of a patient taking the time to select the right practitioner for them and is well known for her subtle and natural results.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on:

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Beaconsfield

t. 01494 670990

e: info@sthetics.co.uk

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S-Thetics 1st Year Anniversary

June 28, 2016 12:18 pm Published by

Patients, press and some of our key aesthetic suppliers were on hand to celebrate our 1st year anniversary on Saturday June 11th.

Mr Dick Smith, Town Crier of Beaconsfield since 1969, greeted guests, followed by thanks and an introduction from S-Thetics founder and Medical Director, Surgeon and Cosmetic Doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam.

Some of our key aesthetic suppliers were on hand to showcase some of our treatments and technologies:

HydraFacial

Endymed 3DEEP Body Shaper

VISIA facial imaging

Dermal fillers

Oxygenetix

– Mr Paul Huttrer, chief executive of Schuco International, showcasing Universkin

“It was so nice to be a part of S-Thetics first Anniversary celebrations and talking with like minded people who have benefitted at the confident hands of Sherina!”

Michele Brooks, Editor, The Riverside Journals

“It’s been an exciting first year since launching S-Thetics and I’m proud to have grown the clinic in this time.

Attendees received an overview of the S-Thetics approach and saw how we can address the face, body and skin, utilising a combination of treatments and skincare.

I would like to personally thank everyone who attended and to all our patients, colleagues and aesthetic partners for your ongoing support.”

Miss Sherina Balaratnam, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (UCL)

Medical Director, S-Thetics

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Everything you wanted to know about Lip Fillers but were afraid to ask

June 27, 2016 12:55 pm Published by

Are you considering having lip enhancement?

From the ideal lip proportions to the products used, here are our 8 steps to guide you through your lip filler journey, as featured in the Riverside Journals Summer edition:

Read the full article here:

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“My patients typically come to me requesting the correction and beautification of their lips. We deliver subtle and elegant results using the latest in dermal filler technology.”

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Lip enhancement is ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– restoration of natural volume loss and definition

– correction of downturned mouth corners

– treatment customised to your individual needs

– little or no downtime

– non-permanent treatment

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S-Thetics is a state-of-the-art medical aesthetic clinic located in the heart of Beaconsfield Old Town in Buckinghamshire specialising in advanced non-surgical treatments for the face and body.

Founded by surgeon and cosmetic doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics is the first medical aesthetic clinic in the Beaconsfield area.

We are proud to have a medical approach at the heart of our practice, meaning that all treatments we offer have scientific backing and are delivered with the highest standard of clinical expertise and care.

Miss Balaratnam holds the prestigious title of “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA) for Allergan, the manufacturers of BOTOX® and the Juvederm® Ultra and the latest Juvederm® Vycross range of fillers.

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About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

As one of only a handful of expert UK practitioners selected as an LCA, she believes in the importance of a patient taking the time to select the right practitioner for them and is well known for her subtle and natural results.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on:

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Beaconsfield

t. 01494 670990

e info@sthetics.co.uk

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Natural Beauty – A Guide to Facial Fillers

April 8, 2016 11:48 am Published by

Most patients having a cosmetic treatment are seeking a more youthful appearance, but still want to look like themselves. So a good rule of thumb is to undergo temporary procedures that wear off, before committing to something permanent.

A 2013 study in a leading Facial Plastic Surgery journal has shown that, while cosmetic surgery can make people look younger, it doesn’t necessarily make them more beautiful.

Erasing lines and folds, tightening sagging skin, or restoring young full lips may rejuvenate some faces, but as we are all aware, can also look odd and a bit out of balance on others.

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Before and after photos after dermal filler treatment with improvement in skin volume, structure and texture

Patients new to fillers often bring up fear of this kind of “unnatural” result, causing some to avoid treatments altogether.

The restoration of a natural volume distribution is a major goal in facial rejuvenation. Having a detailed understanding of facial anatomy to recognize “what’s been lost where” on a case-by-case basis so as to individualise treatment plans, helps to offer the sort of subtle and natural-looking results desired by my patients who often tell me that they don’t want to look done, but just want to perhaps look less tired.

Read the full article here

(As featured in Elite Magazine, April 2016 edition)

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About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

“I’m proud to hold the prestigious title of “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA) for Allergan, the manufacturers of BOTOX® and the Juvederm® Ultra range of fillers.

As one of only a handful of expert UK practitioners selected as an LCA, I regularly train and mentor other health care professionals in non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation treatments and injection techniques and I am actively involved in training programmes both within the UK as well as internationally.

As a patient of S-Thetics, you are benefitting from these very latest advanced techniques to help smooth the key signs of ageing by restoring lost hydration and improving your skin’s volume, structure and texture.”

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To book your consultation with Miss Balaratnam, our surgeon and medical director, contact us on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Skin Treatments – Patient Success Story

February 15, 2016 10:25 am Published by

“I just wanted to say how delighted I was with the amazing results of the Fire and Ice Treatment. My skin looks so much fresher and cleaner and I have had numerous comments on how good my skin looks.

Having not really thought about daily SPF for my face, I have been delighted with the iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50+ and it has been very pleasing to see how my new skin care regime has started to reverse some of the deep skin damage shown with the VISIA camera.

I love coming to the haven that is S-Thetics, to relax into a treatment under the professional and friendly care of the team. Thank you all, looking forward to being back soon.”

Nicky, 45, Beaconsfield

Our latest testimonial from our patient, Nicky, who came to us with concerns about her uneven skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Nicky has been using our iS Clinical range of skincare products to help reduce her pigmentation and skin condition.

The before and after photos below are captured using our VISIA digital skin analysis system and illustrate significant, measurable improvements in pigmentation, skin texture, crows feet and pore count:

Overall reduction in skin pigmentation

Overall reduction in skin pigmentation and sun damage

Skin texture improvement , including significant reduction in crows feet

Skin texture improvement, including significant reduction in crows feet

Significant reduction in pore size

Significant reduction in pore size

Using our VISIA digital skin analysis, we are able to measure your skin at both a surface and subsurface level, capturing eight key areas of your complexion to determine where your skin might need some extra help, as well as where your skin is already doing well:

  1. ultra violet damage
  2. wrinkles
  3. brown spots
  4. texture
  5. facial redness
  6. spots
  7. pore size
  8. porphyrins or the bacterial content in the skin

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We specialise in the latest scientifically based skin and medical aesthetic treatments, and offer a broad range of treatments – from advanced skincare products and facial treatments, to cosmetic injectables and non-surgical skin rejuvenation using medical grade technology.

Founded by surgeon and cosmetic doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam, we are proud to have a medical approach at the heart of our practice, meaning that all treatments we offer have scientific backing and are delivered with the highest standard of clinical expertise and care.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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S-Thetics Featured in the Aesthetics Journal discussing how Vitamin A can be used to treat photoaged skin and acne

February 5, 2016 2:42 pm Published by

Miss-Sherina-Balaratnam-Aesthetics-Journal-VitaminA-article.Miss Balaratnam is this month featured in the Aesthetics Journal, the UK’s leading monthly journal for medical aesthetic professionals.

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Discussing how Vitamin A can be used to treat photoaged skin and acne and the increasing prevalence of patients in their 20s to 40s presenting with acne or oil-prone skin, the article includes practical advice on how it can introduced as part of a skincare regime.

Read the full article here:

Aesthetics Journal February 2016 – Vitamin A

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To book your complimentary consultation with our surgeon and medical director Miss Sherina Balaratnam and find out how our advanced range of treatments could help your skin, please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

Aesthetics Journal with Mr Nigel Mercer, President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

S-Thetics Featured in Aesthetics Journal Magazine

November 5, 2015 11:28 am Published by

Miss Balaratnam and the S-Thetics clinic are this month featured in the Aesthetics Journal, the UK’s leading monthly journal for medical aesthetic professionals.

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Miss Balaratnam of S-Thetics co-presented a talk with Mr Nigel Mercer on the synergy between surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures at S-Thetics medical aesthetic clinic in Beaconsfield.

The discussion captured some of the key topics in the industry including emerging trends, how to achieve natural results and demystifying the sometimes overwhelming array of options available in both cosmetic surgery and medicine.

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Another key discussion topic centred on patient safety, regulatory issues and the need for patients to thoroughly research any practitioner and treatment.

A number of before and after images were shown which illustrated the results which can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically utilising treatments such as dermal fillers for full face rejuvenation, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts.

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The interactive session featured a Q&A with a number of questions from attendees and an open forum to discuss the range of potential options available from a patient perspective.

Mr Nigel Mercer, MB ChB, ChM, FRCS, FRCPCH, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading facelift surgeons, and holds the prestigious title of President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

Mr Mercer is also the former President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS).

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““Behind every good Plastic Surgeon there should be an expert in Cosmetic Medicine” is the mantra that underpinned the meeting at S-Thetics, in Beaconsfield. Dr Sherina and I have worked together for years and we have a very good understanding of where our strengths are. The benefit of such a close working relationship is the ability to offer patients the whole spectrum of what is available to improve their concerns, avoiding the risk of patients visiting a singleton practitioner and being advised to have a procedure that is not necessarily the best for their problem. We hope the audience took away the strength of collaboration and trust that we were putting forward.”

Mr Nigel Mercer, MB ChB, ChM, FRCS, FRCPCH

“It was a pleasure to be invited to the S-Thetics Clinic Beaconsfield and to meet and listen to their special guest speaker, plastic surgeon Mr Nigel Mercer.
The evening was a great success for Miss Sherina Balaratnam and her professional team and was extremely interesting, highlighting many of the facts and important questions before choosing cosmetic plastic surgery.
Mr Nigel Mercer and Miss Balaratnam work together as a fantastic specialist team working in Surgical Cosmetic procedures and Non surgical cosmetic treatments. I would feel completely safe and at ease in their hands and look forward to visiting S-Thetics for another treatment very soon.”

Michele Brooks – Publisher
The riverside journals

We would like to thank all our guests for attending and Mr Nigel Mercer for his time and expertise.

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For further information on Mr Nigel Mercer please visit:

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To book your complimentary consultation with our surgeon and medical director Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

Before and after photos after dermal filler lip treatment with subtle increase in lip volume. After photo is taken immediately after treatment.

Lip enhancement – Patient Success Story

October 23, 2015 10:32 am Published by

“My Lips are perfect, they really are just perfect. They are so defined, just lovely and are absolute perfection. Thank you so much Sherina”

 Mrs Victoria Robinson, 68, Buckinghamshire

Before and after photos after dermal filler lip treatment with subtle increase in lip volume. After photo is taken immediately post treatment.

Before and after photos after dermal filler lip treatment with subtle increase in lip volume. After photo is taken immediately post treatment.

Our patient, Victoria, who recently had lip fillers with the latest Juvéderm® VOLIFT® range of dermal fillers.

Our patients typically come to us requesting the correction and beautification of their lips. We deliver subtle and elegant results using the latest in dermal filler technology.

Dermal fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the Juvéderm® posters (8 of 9)body. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, which is why lip volume can decrease and lines can appear around the mouth.

Treatments can be phased over more than one appointment, giving you control over the ideal look you wish to achieve.

Miss Balaratnam is well known for her ‘less is more’ approach to facial enhancement – her aim is to respect the individuality of your face, whilst helping to enhance your features to restore balance and harmony. The desired result is a healthy, refreshed glow – like after a good night’s sleep or a holiday – not to dramatically change the way you look

Miss Balaratnam also holds the prestigious title of “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA) for Allergan, the manufacturers of BOTOX® and the Juvederm® range of dermal fillers. As one of only a handful of expert UK practitioners selected as an LCA, she regularly trains and mentors other health care professionals in non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation treatments and injection techniques.

Lip enhancement is ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– restoration of natural volume loss and definition

– correction of downturned mouth corners

– treatment customised to your individual needs

– little or no downtime

– non-permanent

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What happens?

All patients have the option of having a topical anaesthetic cream applied to the treatment area(s) for 30 minutes prior to treatment. This helps to minimise any discomfort during the treatment.

How long does it take?

Treatment time is up to 30 minutes depending on the areas selected and results are immediate, long lasting and natural in appearance.

Is there any downtime?

You may experience slight swelling, bruising or redness in the injection area. Our dermal fillers also contain lidocaine meaning the area treated is also further numbed to enhance your experience.

How frequently do I need them?

Depending on the area treated and injectable filler product selected, you can expect the results to last up to 1 year.

Find out more about dermal fillers at S-Thetics, Beaconsfield.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

CCR Expo

S-Thetics at the Clinical, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Expo October 2015

October 16, 2015 7:26 am Published by

S-Thetics Beaconsfield CCR 2015 Allergan MD CodesLast week the S-Thetics team attended the Clinical, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Expo (CCR) at London Olympia. Combining the world’s of surgical and non-surgical all under one roof, CCR is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and suppliers and to keep up to date with emerging trends and treatments in the aesthetics industry.

There are also a number of lectures and live demonstrations led by international experts in the industry. I was honoured to present on Lip Enhancement and Contouring Techniques as part of an injectables masterclass.

We work very closely with our product and device specialists to ensure our patients receive safe, effective and approved treatments which deliver superior results.

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk