Latest Techniques In Discussion By Experts

Top on the agenda at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) was the overuse of cosmetic fillers causing stars like Madonna, 53, once known for her raunchy dance routines and high-fashion outfits, to be nicknamed ‘pillow-face’ along with other celebs such as Kylie and Lulu. Medics from all over the world met to discuss the problem and the latest cosmetic surgery techniques being used to avoid it.

One popular new technique,  lipo-modelling, is a new approach that restructures the face from within, tackling deeper tissues. Fat is taken from another part of the body, such as around the hips or belly, and the fat is then separated – refining the liquid or oil from ruptured fat cells. Tiny particles are deposited in tunnels within the tissue, using a 1mm diameter cannula, creating layers of new tissue. These have to be accepted as a graft within the face itself, and circulation is established from around the tissue to become a viable part of the facial structure.

The deposits do not diffuse or relocate so there is much less need for repeat procedures, with the results looking and feeling totally natural.

Learn about these techniques and more with aesthetic training or aesthetic nurse training and keep up to date with the very latest developments.

Dermal Fillers Now Available with Extra Pain-Relief

New filler Restylane is now available with added pain killers, in order to make the experience even more comfortable for clients. The active ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that has been used in body creams and lotions for years and is even found in our own body tissue, helping our skin to retain water and producing a more youthful appearance.

As we age, our body produces smaller and smaller quantities of hyaluronic acid, which results in us developing wrinkles.  Injecting hyaluronic acid smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, sealing water into the skin to replenish its natural volume and elasticity. The increase in professional dermal fillers training courses also means it’s safer and more reliable than ever as a treatment.

Dermal fillers are even longer lasting than Botox, in fact, is on average up to nine months or even a year before you will need another treatment. As the needle used is finer than a hair, the whole thing, though a little uncomfortable at times, is almost pain-free and finished in under five minutes. Dermal filler courses provide invaluable professional training in facial rejuvenation techniques and the latest products available.

Botox Can Help to Treat Severe Migraines

Around 15 percent of the population suffer from migraines, and one in fifty of us experiences chronic migraines, meaning they are affected by these severe headaches on more than 15 days a month. Unlike with an ordinary headache, a migraine can cause nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and often produce the effect of an aura or other visual disturbances, slurred speech, weakness and numbness on one side.

The effect of Botox on headaches was first discovered two decades ago after people who had chosen to have injections for cosmetic reasons displayed fewer migraines after the procedure than previously. While we don’t yet understand exactly how it works, research suggests that it reduces pain signals from various receptors to the brain.

The procedure takes around a quarter of an hour when booked with a practitioner with botox training, with the patient sitting in a chair or on the couch, and is conducted without need for an anaesthetic as it is no more painful than acupuncture. It can take a few days before the results are noticeable, but it will be between four and six months before the patient needs another course of injections.

Whilst botox training in the capital is an expensive option, many practitioners now train in cheaper places such as the North West, home to Dr Hennessy’s industry-leading botox and aesthetics training courses.