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With the wide range of treatments on offer in the UK medical aesthetic market place it can often be difficult to understand what treatment you are looking for. That's why we have compiled a helpful list of conditions to help you to find and understand the range of treatments available to treat a specific concern or condition you may have.
Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, banish cellulite and fat or remove unwanted hair; our condition FAQs are designed to offer you accurate information and advice to help you to make an informed choice on the treatment or procedure.
The term `body contouring` refers to a range of procedures that encompass size and weight reduction, as well as re-shaping of certain areas of the body, in some cases following massive weight loss where excess skin is a problem.Find out more..
People are often concerned about the size and shape of their navel, umbilicus or belly button and increasing numbers are looking for ways to make it perfectly shaped. Cosmetic surgeons have developed an operation which can achieve this.
The term `body contouring` refers to a range of procedures that encompass size and weight reduction, as well as re-shaping of certain areas of the body, in some cases following massive weight loss where excess skin is a problem.
The size and shape of the chest can be a cause of much concern for both men and women. There are a number of surgical treatment options, many of which are widely available, that can alter your physical appearance, particularly of the female breast.
Cellulite is the name given to the lumpy, irregular fat deposits often found around the hips, buttocks and upper leg areas. There are many different treatments that have been claimed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Commonly concerns are focussed on changes in the skin and ones complexion that occur as we age. Skin specialists now believe that most of the changes that we see in our skin as we grow older are due to the sun (sometimes referred to as "photodamage").
Protruding ears can be a problem from an early age for young children who may be teased at school. Surgical correction of this is one of the few cosmetic operations performed on children.
More and more clinics are now offering ear lobe rejuvenation or ear lobe lift procedures with the use of dermal filler products which help to restore the shape and plumpness of the lobe.
The development of small crows feet, or shadows beneath the eyes (dark circles) can be the first signs that our skin is not as youthful and elastic as it once was.
Tear trough rejuvenation is a relatively new treatment that is used to improve the appearance of dark circles or dark hollows underneath the eyes which appear in some people.
The concept of facial skin tightening refers to cosmetic procedures which seek to cause contraction in the tissues to effectively tighten them up or which involve a lifting technique often accompanied by the removal of excess skin.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure for fat removal and body contouring.
A variety of treatments and lifestyle changes can be recommended to relieve menopausal symptoms, some of which are available through the NHS and others through the private healthcare system.
Foot cushioning with dermal fillers is the latest treatment being demanded by those ladies who live for their ‘killer heels’, made famous by shoe styles from designers such as Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.
Fungal nail infections are very common. They can be treated using anti-fungal nail paints or oral medication or using laser treatment
There are a number of cosmetic procedures available to alter the appearance of both male and female genitals.
The condition known by the medical term of gynaecomastia occurs when firm breast tissue forms in males. The mainstream media have recently named this condition as `man boobs` or `moobs`.
Male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the commonest cause of hair loss in men. Alopecia areata can occur in both men and women.
Permanent hair removal has only been clinically proven and demonstrated for methods using electrolysis. Several lasers and light based machines have demonstrated permanent hair reduction and are allowed to make this claim.
The hands are the second most visible area of our body. There are now a number of non-surgical treatment options to help rejuvenate the hands.
Eyebrow shape and position can make an important difference to how you look. Plucking them is not the only way to achieve a difference in shape, and sagging eyebrows can be lifted using surgery.
Hyperhidrosis is the condition whereby an individual has abnormally increased or excessive perspiration or sweating which can occur most commonly on the hands, feet, armpits and groin area. Botulinum toxin, Botox is a popular treatment choice.
The signs of ageing on a person’s face start to show as early as the end of the second or the beginning of the third decade of a persons life. At first, fine lines start to form between the nose and the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead.
Lip augmentation, volumising, shaping or enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which uses various materials to plump out and re-shape the lips.
The option of a more permanent make-up feature such as eyeliner, eyebrow definition or lip liner is chosen by people for a variety of reasons. Skin camouflage can be used to conceal a number of conditions.
The male menopause, or andropause, is a real thing. A variety of treatments, including Hormone Replacement Therapies for men and lifestyle changes can be recommended to relieve symptoms.
Melasma, also called chloasma, is a skin condition characterised by dark patches of pigment on the face, neck, arms or upper body. It is more common in women, particularly in pregnancy, and in people with darker skin.
Moles, warts, skin tags can be both upsetting to look at and cause social and psychological unease. Thankfully though, most growths are benign and harmless, and removal is often quick and simple with reassuring cosmetic results.
One of the most common forms of non-surgical face lift procedures is to use as combination of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers to plump out wrinkles and any volume lacking areas of skin on the face and provide lift, including the Nefertiti Lift.
Most cosmetic procedures in this area relate to the alteration of the size or shape of the nose.
Age spots or lentigos, sometimes known as "liver spots" are medically known under the condition of hyperpigmentation. Professional skincare clinics have effective treatments to reduce the appearance of more pronounced age spots or hyperpigmentation.
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that tends to affect the face. Individuals with vascular rosacea, which tends to include symptoms such as flushing, redness and thread veins, can often be successfully treated with laser or IPL treatment.
Scarring can affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem, particularly when the scars are on the face. Depending on the type of scar and the way an individual heals there are a variety of options for improving the appearance of scarring.
Stretch Marks, known medically as Striae are lines or streaks on the skin, which can be pink, purple or white in colour (depending on their age), that occur when the inner skin layer is stretched thin and loses its elasticity.
In recent years aesthetic practitioners who study the outward signs of ageing on the face have been focussing on the loss of facial volume that occurs as many of us get older.
Successful removal of a tattoo (or the significant fading of it) will depend very much on the type of tattoo (professional or amateur), the inks used and the colour of those pigments as some colours respond better to the various treatments than others.
Cosmetic Dentistry is a combination of the art and science of creating an attractive smile. This is accomplished by using state of the art aesthetic materials and techniques in order to achieve the best smile possible for a single individual.
A variety of options, including using heat generating technologies such as light and electrical currents have been developed to treat thread veins, also called spider or broken veins.
Upper arm laxity, also known as bingo wings is a common problem for many men and women. The main treatments are brachioplasty or upper arm lift and liposuction.
Vaginal atrophy can cause vaginal dryness, burning and itching, dyspareunia or painful sexual intercourse, decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual intercourse and urinary incontinence.
Traditional treatment for venous reflux or varicose veins is ligation or tying of the great or small saphenous veins and stripping them from the leg. This is not considered the best option for treatment nowadays.
Vascular abnormality is a general term that describes abnormalities of the veins, lymph vessels and arteries. Two of the most common types of vascular abnormality are angiomas and port-wine stains.
Laser eye surgery has become one of the most popular solutions to give people the opportunity to live their lives without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
One of the most common forms of weight loss procedures is bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass surgery. Other weight loss programmes combine a system of dietary changes, supplementation, exercise and non-surgical body contouring treatments.