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Aesthetic Services - Facial Treatment , Anti-aging Treatments , Skincare - Aesthetics by Silvie

Aesthetics by Silvie is a medical cosmetic clinic run by Silviya Ivanova (RN, MSc)
 Facial aesthetics involves the use of advanced cosmetic technologies to provide medically based injectable treatments and skincare. These treatments work to improve wrinkles, achieve skin renewal, and to replenish lost volume, hydrate, define and reshape facial contours.  The results make a delicate but noticeable restoration and enhancement to the overall facial appearance.


The Process:


* Book a free face to face consultation for a bespoke treatment plan and cost.

Consultations are provided free of charge and help to assess treatment suitability, determine your treatment plan as well as informing you of the intended treatment benefits, possible alternative options and potential risks.

Cosmetic Rejuvenation Trends

Cosmetic Rejuvenation Trends are Shifting in the Age of Non-Surgical Skin Procedures


There has been a revolution in the field of aesthetics in the last decade, particularly in medical aesthetics and facial treatments. People have always wanted to look young, but today’s medical aesthetic procedures are more readily available as a result of increased public awareness and demand.  


Clients are increasingly looking for natural look  treatments and those who have had an aesthetic treatment often bring their friends and relatives for too, indicating that people are becoming more accepting of them and that this transformation may be here to stay. So yes, we are going through a new shift in medical aesthetics, which is all the better for preserving our looks and feeling beautiful inside and out.


Sure, there’s s a lot of fear and trepidation surrounding facial treatments due to misunderstandings, myths, and substandard or unnatural looking treatment outcome done in unsuitable premises by non-medically qualified practitioners, but when done correctly by a skilled professional, the results are natural, subtle, and preserve the facial grace and softness of facial expressions. And that’s the secret of a high quality medical aesthetic treatment – it is actually invisible yet you look refreshed, younger and happier as a result.


Globally The Idea of Beauty


Globally, the beauty ideals remain fairly universal. Regardless of race, age, or ethnicity, most individuals have a similar idea of what they find attractive. A great example of timeless beauty is in Cleopatra’s facial features. In general, a beautiful female face, for example, is thought to be one with good symmetry and where the shape resembeles a  triangle, known as the triangle of youth. The base of that triangle is high cheeck bones with a good ogee curve (S shaped curvature of the cheeks that gives volume and definition) and well defined jawline and chin. With age the triangle starts to invert. Medical aesthetics treatments aim to restore and maintain the 'triangle of youth'.


Evolving Cosmetic Revitalisation Beliefs and Practices


In the last several years, anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) and dermal fillers have surpassed any other aesthetic treatments as the most popular non-surgical aesthetic therapy around the world.


People are more Compelled to Appear Natural

This is arguably the most common concern people have while seeking facial treatments: they do not like to appear fake or others to know that they have had work done. To achieve such natural rejuvenated look you are much better off seeking the services of a medically qualified professionals for your facial aesthetic treatments. A medically qualified aesthetic practitioners will spend time discussing all aspects of your treatment to understand your goals and recommend the best treatment plan for you. They will ensure not only your immediate comfort but clinical safety and thorough aftercare too, should any complications arise. Of course, an artistic vision and an eye for detail are very important too and so you should see these qualities in your chosen practitioner, either in their own appearance or the treatment work they have done on others.


People are Now More Open-Minded  To Medical Aesthetics Treatments

As a result of increasing awareness and easy access to information, people seeking these treatments are better informed than ever before. It’s becoming increasingly common for people to openly speak about their looks and seek treatments as a result such as botox, dermal fillers etc. Today, it’s common for both men and women to talk about developing lines and wrinkles with age, and for a bride to come in before her wedding to say she simply wants to look her best, although all brides look beautiful on their wedding day. People want to spend time on themselves, they care about their appearance and health and they want a holistic wellness solution that includes feeling great and looking great.


There really isn’t anything bad in that, looking good is everyone’s right…if you’re considering treatments….why wait...it’s never too early to age elegantly!!!


If you’re interested in learning more about a certain medical aesthetic treatment or medical grade skincare, please get in touch to book a free consultation or schedule your treatment by calling Aesthetics by Silvie on 0759 19 800 19 or book online via the website link.

Dermal Filler Misconceptions

 More of us are Fully Prepared to Smash the Dermal Filler Misconceptions


Kylie Jenner may be thrilled with how dermal filler treatments were responsible in raising her fame. On the flip side, her sister, Khloe Kardashian, admitted the changes after such treatments were a big mistake for her. Khloe might be the most outspoken about how her treatment went wrong, but we’ve all seen fillers go wrong on some famous people: oversized cheeks and lips that are just a “no” match for their face.


What precisely are dermal fillers?

They’re sterile gel like product, most commonly made of hyaluronic acid, which are injected in targeted layers of the skin to fill out and lift those areas. They fall under the class of injectable medical devices. They could plump up lips, define cheekbones, improve symmetry, straighten the facial profile and smooth wrinkles. They really can be the next best thing to a ‘fountain of youth’!  However, like any injectable medical procedure, you need to be aware precisely what you’re signing up for. It’s your face, in any case.


How do you differentiate fact from fiction on the subject of dermal filler treatments?


Here are some of the most common myths about dermal filler


Myth 1: Filler Treatments are Very Painful

Not really. Medical professionals use a local anaesthetic to numb the skin and most dermal fillers also contain lidocaine (a local anaesthetic), so there is no much discomfort after the initial injection. Majority of people are able to tolerate the treatment with no issues.


Myth 2: Lip Fillers Expand the Tissues and Cause them to Sag

Inaccurate. The majority of dermal filler are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin and other body tissues. Collagen production is also stimulated by infusing the skin with hyaluronic acid following dermal filler injections. The remaining hyaluronic acid strengthens the skin layers even after the filler starts to be broken down by the body (approximately 6 months to 2 years after).



Myth 3: All Fillers and Treatments Are the Same


Not quite. Not all types and brands of dermal filler are the same. What is important is to have a filler with the most appropriate rheology for the area that is treated, in other words how the filler can adjust to pressure forces and distortion in the tissues. For example, the lips are a very mobile area and so dermal filler which is soft, mouldable and elastic, such as Teosyal RHA 3, would provide a natural result while thicker products such as Juvéderm Voluma are best suited for filling volume deficiency and creating contour in the cheeks. Collagen stimulating fillers, such as calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), can last longer and creates a great firm lift once injected but, unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, they cannot be dissolved. Radiesse is great for creating a firm sculpted look in the jawline.

There are hundreds of new filler brands, some of which are very cheap. If you are looking for a cheap deal you get a cheap filler that…well often just looks cheap once injected too! Some of these fillers have not been on the market for a long time and lack a well-established safety record. Also, cheap fillers often lack the properties that create a natural look treatment outcome, such as viscoelasticity which makes the fillers adjust and move seamlessly with every facial expression. Of course, the skill and experience of your practitioner is equally important. Skilled professionals know how to select the most appropriate filler type and injection technique to best meet your treatment goal.


Myth 4: If Something Goes Wrong you Cannot Reverse Dermal Diller Treatments


Incorrect. If you don’t like the way your hyaluronic acid dermal filler appears or are experiencing a complication, your practitioner can use hyaluronidase, which are enzymes that break down the acid. Hyaluronidase is a prescription only medication and that is another reason why it is important to choose a medical professional who can prescribe in the UK such as a doctor, dentist, or a nurse prescriber.


Myth 5: There is long down time and you have to book weeks off to heal and see the final result


Not really. These are non-surgical procedures after all.  Although, full integration may take a few weeks, majority of dermal filler procedures produce immediate effects and you can return to most of your usual activities immediately. Some bruising and swelling would be expected though, it is not advisable to book a holiday or any major event within 2-4 weeks following your treatment. Your practitioner will provide you with pre and post treatment instructions to minimise bruising and swelling and aid quick recovery.


Myth 6: You Must Continue Getting Regular Treatments Once You Start

Incorrect. Fillers made of hyaluronic acid can last 6-12 months whereas calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) can last up to 18 months. Fillers can last even longer than these in some people. 


Myth 7: Injections can be Performed by Anybody

No!!!! For the best results, you’ll need a skilled injector who uses legitimate fillers sourced from registered UK pharmacies. Untrained injectors using products bought from the black marker are involved in some of the dermal filler horror stories. When it concerns facial fillers, you need to consider quality of products used, aesthetic vision, clinical skills and safety. Don’t compromise on any of these, as you can’t easily hide the consequences.  


Myth 8: Botox and Fillers are the same things

Not at all. There is a clear distinction between Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is a medication that works by relaxing the muscles in your face that make your skin crease and wrinkly. Dermal fillers are medical, jell-like devices that fill wrinkles, create volume, improve tissue sagging, and sculpt facial areas to create better symmetry and definition.


Book a free consultation with Aesthetics By Silvie to find out if dermal filler treatment is right for you.