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Juvéderm® Volite Launches

February 9, 2017 1:39 pm Published by

It was an honour to be invited to speak at the internal launch of Allergan’s latest injectable product, Juvéderm® Volite, yesterday.

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Volite is Allergan’s first injectable designed to specifically address skin quality and is suitable for treating the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Clinical data has so far shown strong improvements in skin hydration and elasticity and reductions in fine lines. Results can last up to 9 months with a single treatment.

Volite is composed of hyaluronic acid (“HA”). HA is found in abundance in our skin, cartilage, joints and the fluid in our eyes and is the most water-loving molecule known to man. Around 1/3rd of our total HA is made and broken down daily, and as we age our bodies’ natural ability to regenerate HA slowly decreases.

Read more of our patient success stories

Read some of our patient success stories

As part of the initial evaluation phase, my patients have already shown strong improvements in skin quality and I’m looking forward to offering this treatment to all our patients at S-Thetics.

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S-Thetics is an award winning 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 offer a broad range of treatments within our menu – from advanced skincare products and facial treatments, to cosmetic injectables and non-surgical skin rejuvenation using medical grade technology.

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

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 is a “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, she regularly trains 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.

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To find out how Juvéderm® Volite treatments could benefit you, please contact S-Thetics clinic t. 01494 670 990 e. info@sthetics.co.uk

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Lip enhancement at S-Thetics – Patient success story

October 4, 2016 6:07 pm Published by

“Once you have discovered S-Thetics Clinic and the work of Dr Sherina you will never want to go any where else.”

Janice, 43, Marlow

Before and after photos showing subtle increase in lip volume, hydration and definition.

Before and after photos showing subtle increase in lip volume, hydration and definition.

Our patient, Janice, recently had lip enhancement treatment at S-Thetics with the latest Juvéderm® VOLIFT® range of dermal fillers.

“I had Juvederm filler treatment to my cheeks, nose to mouth and lip area. I spent a lot of time researching where to go for this as I didn’t want the end result to produce a puffy face that looks like it’s had work.

I had a long and very thorough discussion about my concerns beforehand and I have to say the results were more than I could have ever imagined!

I just look totally refreshed and relaxed, not ‘done’ at all. Not only was I delighted with my results but the post treatment follow up from the clinic is exceptional and second to none.

I have found a wonderful Doctor and clinic where I will return time and time again.”

Whether you’re concerned about fine lines around the lips, dehydration or want to regain a little more volume, there’s a filler of choice that can be tailored to your needs, to create beautiful and natural-looking results.

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.

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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 advanced 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

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

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.

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

Do the injections hurt?

The latest dermal lip fillers contain lidocaine, an anaesthetic within the product, and we use the finest gauge needles. Topical anaesthetic cream can also be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment, all of which make lip filler treatment relatively painless.

How frequently do I need them?

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

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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

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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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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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The MD Codes™ at S-Thetics Clinic

February 29, 2016 12:09 pm Published by

Last week I had the honor of being part of the most sought after training event in our profession, the MD Codes™ Visionary Program, with Allergan.

Delivered by Dr Mauricio de Maio, a world-renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon from Sao Paulo and creator of the MD Codes, the 2-day Visionary Program introduced practitioners to a unique, strategic and methodical way of analysing and treating patients’ faces.

By understanding how our facial anatomy evolves as we age, and utilising the Allergan portfolio of dermal fillers, these advanced injecting skills allow me to sympathetically restore and rejuvenate a patients face in a balanced and harmonious way.

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Miss Sherina Balaratnam with Dr Mauricio de Maio, Brazlian Plastic Surgeon and creator of the MD Codes

I have had the pleasure of learning directly with Dr de Maio for over 5 years now, since being part of the UK Allergan Faculty. As one of only a few hand-picked doctors chosen to represent Allergan as a “Local Country Ambassador” (LCA), I was amongst the first UK doctors to be trained on the MD Codes.

This 1-to-1 training first began with the 8-Point Lift, which Dr de Maio identified as the 8 key areas of the face such as the apex of the cheek, over to the angle of the jawline to give lift, projection and improve facial sagging.

Fast forward 5 years and we are now introduced to 75 facial codes, which take into consideration key subunits within our facial units (such as the temples, forehead, eyes, cheeks, lips, chin and jawline).

Addressing individual subunits with careful attention to detail, low injection volumes and respecting individual facial profiles whilst using the correct facial fillers now puts us in a unique position where we can deliver safe, predictable and elegant results to our patients.

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What are the MD Codes?

They take into account a patient’s full face, addressing the following facial units in a strategic fashion:

  • Forehead
  • Glabella (Frown)
  • Temples
  • Eyebrow
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Region
  • Lips
  • Chin
  • Jawline

The MD Codes look at these individual facial units and breaks them down into sub-units, so as to optimise the patient’s results.

They represent a synergy between a deep, surgical knowledge of your facial anatomy and how these areas work in harmony to create the ideal aesthetic outcome.

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How will this technique benefit me?

Previously, more outdated techniques of simply chasing lines or injecting directly into target areas, could create a more unnatural appearance as they fail to take into consideration a patients’ anatomy and unique ageing pattern, and instead treat the symptom of ageing rather than the cause.

By taking a more anatomical approach, as well as identifying the patients’ ageing concerns themselves during the consultation process, the MD Codes enable a more analytical, strategic and uniform delivery of advanced injectable skill to help treat the causes of facial ageing.

The desired result is a healthy, refreshed look – like after a good night’s sleep or holiday – not to dramatically change the way you look or make you look like someone else.

What products do you use?

S-Thetics use the Juvéderm® range of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) facial fillers manufactured by Allergan, which is the number-1 product range on the market, with over 25 years of experience and clinical trials demonstrating safety and efficacy.

These products have a smooth consistency, meaning that they can last for longer, result in less swelling and give a more natural look and feel. Depending on the area treated, results can last from 12-18 months.

The Juvéderm® range also contains the mild local anaesthetic lidocaine, which allows for a gentle injection experience. If you have any needle anxieties you will be offered a numbing cream to alleviate any potential discomfort.

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Why Choose S-Thetics Clinic?

  1. UK Faculty for Allergan

One of a handful of UK Local Country Ambassador’s (“LCA’s”) for Allergan and is trained to the highest standard in her specialty.

  1. Teaching and training commitments

Also regularly teaches other aesthetic practitioners the MD Codes as well as advanced injectable techniques.

  1. Less-is-more approach

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, whilst keeping you looking like ‘you’, just a better, more refreshed version.

 

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To find out more about our range of treatments, please contact our team on:

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Beaconsfield   t. 01494 670990

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S-Thetics Clinic featured in the Riverside Journals – advice on dermal filler treatments

February 12, 2016 3:10 pm Published by

Miss Balaratnam, Medical Director of S-Thetics Clinic, is featured in the Riverside Journals Winter edition, with practical advice for those considering having dermal filler treatments.

Did you know that three million women would consider facial fillers? Allergan, global pharmaceutical company and manufacturer of temporary filler Juvéderm®, found that 90% of those who had facial filler treatments were satisfied with their results – a glowing contrast to what is reported and sensationalised within everyday media.

The fillers we use at S-Thetics are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (“HA). HA is found in abundance in our skin, cartilage, joints and the fluid in our eyes and is the most water-loving molecule known to man. Around 1/3rd of our total HA is made and broken down daily, and as we age our bodies’ natural ability to regenerate HA slowly decreases.

Click to read the full article:

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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.

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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As featured in the Riverside Journals Winter 2016 edition.

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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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Miss Sherina Balaratnam featured in “Good Housekeeping” magazine

November 30, 2015 9:53 am Published by

Miss Balaratnam was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine’s Christmas edition.

Introduced as “one of the country’s top aesthetic practitioners” the article featured a Q&A on facial fillers and her expert advice to help those considering facial fillers make informed decisions.

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Click here to read the article

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.

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

By understanding how our facial anatomy evolves as we age, and utilising the Allergan portfolio of dermal fillers, these advanced injecting skills allow us to sympathetically restore and rejuvenate your face in a balanced and harmonious way.

Miss Balaratnam 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.

She believes in the importance of a patient taking the time to select the right practitioner for them and in having a detailed medical consultation to assess your suitability for treatment and to best understand your needs and expectations.

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S-Thetics is an award winning 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 offer a broad range of treatments within our menu – from advanced skincare products and facial treatments, to cosmetic injectables, non-surgical skin rejuvenation and body contouring using medical grade technology.

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

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.

S-Thetics Beaconsfield

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

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Beaconsfield   t. 01494 670990