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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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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 at S-Thetics – Patient Success Story

February 8, 2016 7:56 am Published by

“My skin has always been incredibly sensitive, prone to outbreaks and redness. I thought that nothing could be done about it.

When I had my consultation with Sherina she really took the time to find out how I felt about my skin. She suggested the iS Clinical range of products and my skin has not looked this good in years.

The range of treatments available at S-thetics are amazing at getting the very best out of your skin.”

Lucy, 42, Cotswolds

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Patient testimonial – Skin Treatments at S-Thetics

Our latest testimonial from our patient, Lucy, who has been using our iS Clinical range of skincare products to help manage her acne and facial redness.

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

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Fire & Ice facial treatment – Patient Experience

January 13, 2016 11:02 am Published by

Our latest testimonial from our patient, Annas, who has had several Fire & Ice facial treatments at S-Thetics:

“As a busy mother of two young children my skin regime is often last on my to-do list. Having regular Fire & Ice facial treatments has helped repair and maintain my skin, which was starting to look dull and made me look tired all the time.

The treatment is the most in depth and rejuvenating facial I have ever had. I walked out of the clinic with my skin glowing and the best thing is that the results build and improve over time. There is no recovery time so I can get back to my daily routine immediately, looking fresher with each treatment.

I’ve also been using the iS Clinical skincare regime, and friends have commented how much my skin is glowing again.

Having a treatment plan created specifically for me has helped me customise my regime to suit my lifestyle. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the treatment and clinic.”

 Annas, 40, Beaconsfield

Patient testimonial, the Fire & Ice facial treatment

Patient testimonial, the Fire & Ice facial treatment

Designed to resurface the skin, this intensive clinical treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles and provides deep cleansing of blocked pores. It’s a multi-step treatment with two masque applications followed by application of a serum and a cream to soothe and moisturise the skin.

The Fire & Ice facial treatment is ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– plumper, smoother, more hydrated skin

– reduction of fine lines and wrinkles

– customised to your individual needs

– rejuvenation of your skin

– no downtime

iS Clinical Fire & Ice treatment

What happens?

The “Fire” portion of the treatment is an Intensive Resurfacing Masque clinically formulated with 18% unbuffered glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, vitamin B3, retinol and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. The treatment is applied for five minutes and is designed for use on the face, neck and décolleté – with a strong fragrance of cinnamon. The warmth that comes with this part of the facial is pleasant and tingly, and lasts for two to three minutes.

The “Ice” portion is a rejuvenating, cool, soothing and intensively hydrating masque with hyaluronic acid, Japanese green tea extracts, aloe vera gel, liquorice extracts, rosemary extracts and grape seed extracts. This second masque cools the initial peel to leave the skin invigorated and glowing and is applied for about 5 minutes. After a final cleanse, a moisturising serum and a strong sunscreen are applied to the face.

How long does it take?

Treatment time is 45 minutes, results are immediate, long lasting and natural in appearance.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime associated with this treatment. All treatments are customised to your skin, using our advanced VISIA facial imaging system.

How frequently do I need them?

The treatment is ideal as part of a treatment course and / or a monthly treatment to maximise and maintain your results.

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Contact our team to book your Fire & Ice facial treatment on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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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

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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

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Dermal Fillers – patient experience

October 12, 2015 10:48 am Published by

“I recently was treated by Miss Balaratnam with fillers. I look very natural and have never been asked if I have “anything done” however friends often comment on ‘how well’ I look or how ‘calm’ I look.

It hadn’t really struck me till now how looking calm is probably reflected in the fact I don’t over crinkle my face and my skin looks refreshed, not stressed and always hydrated.

Miss Balaratnam has put me on a prescription from the iS Clinical range which after my consultation with her has been specifically tailored to my skin and individual needs, amongst other things this includes Vitamin C serum and sunblock.

To give you an idea of quite how amazing these products are, I have just been asked for ID whilst buying wine in my local supermarket, I am in my 40s!!”

 Grace, 43, Buckinghamshire

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

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

Before and after photos after dermal filler treatment with reduction of lines and subtle increase in facial volume

Before and after photos after dermal filler treatment with reduction of lines and subtle increase in facial volume

Testimonial from our patient, Grace, who recently had full face revolumisation at S-Thetics with the latest Juvéderm® Vycross® range of dermal fillers:

Dermal fillers are a non-permanent cosmetic injectable treatment which can effectively treat some of the deeper underlying signs of ageing, such as lines, wrinkles, loss of volume and jawline sagging.

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

Dermal fillers are ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– restoration of facial volume

– reduction of fine lines and wrinkles

– customised to your individual needs

– little or no downtime

– non-permanent

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What happens?

All patients are offered a topical anaesthetic cream which is applied to the treatment area(s) for 30 minutes. 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?

There is little or no downtime associated with these treatments.

How frequently do I need them?

Depending on the area treated and injectable filler product selected, you can expect the results to last between 6-18 months.

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

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Patient Testimonial: S-Thetics Signature Treatment & before and after photos

October 1, 2015 10:47 am Published by

“Today I enjoyed an Endymed and Fire and Ice treatment to my 70-year old face at the S-thetics clinic. What an amazing transformation.

The procedure has given my skin a beautiful, healthy glow and plumped up my cheekbones, which in turn has markedly reduced the nose to mouth lines I had (unhappily) grown so used to seeing in the mirror.

My face looks fresh and about 10 years younger. Astonishing! The whole relaxing session has put a real sparkle back in my eyes. I shall be back for more to create the longer lasting effects that Miss Balaratnam tells me will be achieved.”

Carole Anne, 70, Wiltshire

Our latest testimonial from our patient, Carole Anne, who recently had the S-Thetics Signature treatment:

Before and after photos of left side face after S-Thetics Signature treatment, combined skin tightening and Fire & Ice facial for instant reduction of wrinkles, fine lines with glowing, hydrated skin

Before and after photos of left side face after S-Thetics Signature treatment, combined skin tightening and Fire & Ice facial treatment for rapid reduction of wrinkles, fine lines with glowing, hydrated skin. After photo taken immediately post treatment.

Before and after photos of full face after S-Thetics Signature treatment, combined skin tightening and Fire & Ice facial for instant reduction of wrinkles, fine lines with glowing, hydrated skin

Before and after photos of full face after S-Thetics Signature treatment, combined skin tightening and Fire & Ice facial treatment for rapid reduction of wrinkles, fine lines with glowing, hydrated skin. After photo taken immediately post treatment.

Our skin tightening with Endymed 3DEEP® and Fire & Ice facial treatments both deliver excellent results, but our Signature treatment incorporates both of these to deliver the ultimate combination.

The S-Thetics Signature treatment is ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– plumping, tightening and firming

– reduces fine lines and wrinkles

– red carpet-ready skin

– ideal as part of a skin program to deliver long term results

– no downtime

– ideal for special occasions

Carol after S-Thetics

What happens?

The Endymed treatment involves the non-invasive application of radiofrequency which feels like a deep warming of the skin to stimulate collagen growth. This is followed by the luxurious Fire & Ice facial treatment which is a multi-step treatment with two masque applications followed by application of a serum and a cream to soothe and moisturise the skin.

How long does it take?

The Signature treatment takes between 1-2 hours, depending on the number of facial areas being treated.

Is there any downtime?

There is little or no downtime however you may experience slight redness and tingling post treatment, which will quickly subside.

We will identify any underlying issues during your VISIA digital skin analysis and customise your treatment accordingly.

How frequently do I need them?

For long term results, we recommend a skin program of 6 treatments, each taken 1 week apart. However the Signature treatment is ideal for special occasions such as weddings, parties and birthdays to give your skin an instant boost.

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To find out more please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk