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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)


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

Elite Magazine reviews the new S-Thetics Red Carpet Fire & Ice treatment

Elite Magazine reviews the new S-Thetics “Red Carpet” Fire & Ice treatment

November 4, 2015 11:51 am Published by

We’d like to thank Elite Magazine for reviewing the new S-Thetics Red Carpet Fire & Ice treatment:

“A perfect treatment has just got even better”

Read the Elite magazine Red Carpet Fire & Ice treatment review

“This treatment is magnificent. This is the second time I have had Fire & Ice – each time I find I get compliments from people who say how beautiful my skin is.”

“It becomes clear, radiant, flawless, the lines seem to disappear. I haven’t experienced anything so powerful.”

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“And with the treatment also targeting the neck, decollete and hands, I could see how the skin instantly looked plumper and younger.”

The S-Thetics Red Carpet Fire & Ice treatment is ideal for those seeking:

– instant results

– skin feels plumper, smoother and more hydrated

– 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 or the ideal gift


Find out more about the Fire & Ice facial treatment at S-Thetics

Click here to read a patient testimonial

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

Elite Magazine: Top Tips for glowing skin

Top Tips for Glowing Skin

August 26, 2015 10:51 am Published by

Top Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

From Surgeon & skincare expert Miss Sherina Balaratnam

As your largest organ, skin is the first thing to show signs of distress when your body is not in harmony. From stress to sun damage, by changing your lifestyle and being smart about skincare, this step-by-step guide will help you achieve fantastic glowing skin this summer:


  1. Drink lots of water and cut out alcohol:

Drink at least 2.5L of water a day – especially during summer where water is easily lost through the skin. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty, as by then your body has lost 1-2% of its total water content! Alcohol is not only dehydrating, but long-term overuse causes inflammation, which may show in the skin as rosacea.

  1. Invest in sun protection:

Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature skin ageing and skin cancers, so make sure you use a minimum of SPF30 every day (SPF 50 in summer) and reapply regularly. SPF in makeup isn’t actually enough to get the protection you need, so use a specialized SPF product that protects against UVA and UVB.

  1. Eliminate inflammation:

It is the root of all skincare problems and causes premature ageing, so try to avoid:

  • Sugar and carbohydrate excess: this damages collagen fibers, resulting in a loss of elasticity and dullness
  • Stress: increases our cortisol or stress hormone levels, which causes collagen to break down prematurely
  • Sleep deprivation: can affect the ability of cells to repair themselves
  1. Find your unique skincare ingredient mix:

Your skincare should be as unique as you are, so look for ingredients tailored to your specific needs. For example, oily or acne-prone skin may need hydroxyacids such as salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and prevent blocking of pores. For dry skin, look for hyaluronic acid – nature’s own plumper which draws water into the skin to support, hydrate and give a glow

  1. Get your antioxidant ‘5 a day’:

Antioxidants repair damage caused by oxidative stress in skin cells. Look for skincare with good quality antioxidants such as Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), Vitamin E, green tea and aloe vera which help reduce inflammation. Daily Omega-3 supplements are another great way to boost your antioxidants!

  1. Remove make-up before bed:

But not with wipes, as all this does is move make-up and dirt around your face and cause blocking of pores. Look for a good cleanser which works without stripping the skin of its natural oils, which will damage the natural skin barrier and can result in acne and general irritation

  1. Give your skin a workout from the inside out:

Exercise increases blood flow and nutrients to the skin, as well as flushing away toxins – helping to cleanse skin from within. As we age, the natural 6-week cycle of making new skin cells starts slowing down – problems such as acne and sun damage slow the process down even further. Step up your regime to include Retinols (a derivative of Vitamin A), which increase new cell formation and also have a positive effect on collagen production. For an extra boost, complement this with advanced medical facials to gently and safely increase exfoliation, which enables skin to look fresher and healthier

As featured in Elite Magazine September 2015 edition.

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