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What to do after dermal filler: aftercare instructions

Dermal fillers are clear and smooth gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to treat several different cosmetic concerns. It can be used to address skin laxity, to replace volume loss, improve facial symmetry, smooth out lines and wrinkles, increase deep skin hydration, contour cheeks, jawline, and sculpt the lips, nose and chin areas. …

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Have you got realistic expectations?

Mass media misinformation, the boom of selfies and Instagram, photo editing, celebrity culture and a youth-obsessed society makes it more important than ever to ensure patients have a clear and realistic understanding of what a cosmetic procedure can really achieve. We are faced with images of “perfect beauty” on a daily basis which can greatly…

5 Surprising Ways Smoking Affects Your Skin

Everyone knows about the harmful consequences of smoking on our health and all the ways it can affect our body and increase the risk of several different illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pulmonary conditions. According to the British Lung Foundation, cigarettes contain over 5,000 chemicals including poisonous substances such as hydrogen…

Why I Love Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are essentially micro-injections of a very fluid type of dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid that are administered under the skin to improve skin quality, provide deep hydration and slow down the ageing process. They can be used not only on the face but also on other areas of the body such as…

Here at JB Cosmetic we undertake a number of different treatments.  We are however being asked more and more about Profhilo® and in this month’s Blog we thought that we would explain a bit more about the treatment. So, let’s start with what Profhilo® is.  Profhilo® is commonly known as an “injectable moisturiser”- which can sound…

How to combat temporal hollows

Sunken temples can make our faces look gaunt and unhealthy, and they can cause premature eyebrow sagging. They are also a sure sign of ageing. Temporal hollows happen because our faces lose their tissue volume as we age and the fat layer supporting the skin is reduced and drops as we grow older. Our bodies…

Why is my Botox not lasting?

In general, Botox will normally last somewhere between 3-4 months. For some patients it may last longer, say 4-6 months. However, for some it may not last as long.   Everyone has a unique experience and results may vary but why is this? There are a variety of reasons why Botox lasts for a shorter period of…

Bruising after a dermal filler treatment

Bruising after a dermal filler treatment Although bruising is rare after receiving Botox® treatments, it can happen with dermal filler treatments.  Dermal fillers are a safe, minimally invasive method of achieving the look you want without a long recovery period. Some patients can be worried about receiving a dermal filler treatment because they are concerned about…

Are you neglecting your neck?

Many of us spend time applying serums and sunscreens to our faces every morning, and moisturiser and under-eye treatments at night. We know we need to treat the skin on our face well to help slow down the signs of ageing. The problem is, many of us forget that there’s an area of the body…

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