Category: Dermal Fillers

How Does Gravity Affect the Face?

What Goes Up Must Come Down As we all know, one of the things you really can’t avoid in this life is Gravity. Unless you fancy a sneaky trip to Space, it’s a sure fact that What Goes Up is Coming Back Down. Or – in aesthetic terms – what starts off perky, ends up […]

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery: A Good Advert?

Are Celebrities Good Adverts for Cosmetic Surgery? On balance, we feel that many celebrities are not particularly good adverts for cosmetic and plastic surgery. Here are the reasons why… Celebrities who are in the press for having had cosmetic or plastic surgery are frequently those who have had very obvious – and sometimes extreme – […]

Dealing with dark under-eye circles

What are Dark Circles? Shadows, Bags and Puffiness One of the areas disliked most by visitors to Aurora Clinics is the area under their eyes: dark circles here can appear even more ageing than wrinkles or grey hair. One of the common misconceptions is that under-eye dark circles, bags and puffiness are the same thing. In fact, […]

Budget Botox on the High Street? “You get what you pay for!”

My Google Alerts today were full of the news that Superdrug are launching anti-wrinkle treatments, Dermaroller and Dermal Fillers. Yes, you heard it right: Superdrug…, the cheap-as-chips budget-beauty-store-come-chemists, will be offering up injectables alongside your lunch break Meal Deal. The fact that the team here at Aurora Clinics (undoubtedly like staff at Cosmetic Surgery Centres […]

What your man REALLY wants you to look like this Valentine’s!

It’’s fast approaching Valentine’s Day; the allocated day of the year for unashamed partner-baiting/celebrating your relationship with cards, romantic meals and making yourself look drop-dead gorgeous to confirm how lucky your man is to have you. But with UK women increasingly choosing breasts, neck and face-lift surgeries above all others (except Botox and Fillers) in […]

Have a beautiful recession: Cosmetic Surgery on a budget

As economic turmoil is expected in the UK for another 3 years and families feel a continued squeeze on their incomes, the good news is this doesn’’t mean you have to kiss goodbye to looking good, start wearing home-made sack frocks and using charcoal mascara. In fact, Senior Cosmetics Analyst Alexandra Richmond found that during […]

Cosmetic Surgery for men

Do you think nip/tuck is only for women? Think again because there are many options available for men and becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Here are some statistics to start with: The top cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2007 include liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and facelift. The top non-surgical procedures for […]

Botox has emotional and psychological benefits, not just physical

A recent study by Dr Steven Dayan (MD, FACS, Chicago Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at University of Illinois at Chicago, Adjunct Professor at DePaul University) found that there is far more to be said for Botox treatments than pure vanity (see our previous blog). Botox treatments can increase your […]

Aurora: empowering not pushing clients into cosmetic treatments

According to RED magazine’’s  latest cover story (“Warning: Botox Pushers at Work!” Dec 2010), visiting a cosmetic clinic like Aurora is akin to braving a mobile phone dealer’s the week before pay-day with your archaic current model on display and a neon “mug” sign flashing above your head. Expect to be pounced on (Ruth Elkins […]

5 questions to ask your Practitioner if you are considering a non-surgical solution

Non-surgical solutions include Botox for reducing active lines on the face and dermal fillers for restoring volume to the face. In the UK we have seen a rapid increase in the last few years of the number of these procedures performed. It is important to assess the qualifications & experience of your practitioner prior to […]

What are the differences between the thicknesses of hyaluronic dermal fillers?

All the major companies which produce dermal fillers produce a range of products of varying thicknesses. Generally, the thicker substances are used for deeper, more established lines where as the lighter dermal fillers are used for finer, more superficial lines on the face. The thicker dermal fillers are firmer and offer more support to these […]

Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Q-med fillers such as Juvederm come in various different thicknesses and have become popular in the UK, alongside many other filler brands. There are a number of dermal fillers, all based on hyaluronic acid, such as Teosyl which are very popular and effective at treating facial lines at creases in the lower […]

What is the difference between dermal fillers?

The first dermal fillers used were based on collagen, which is one of the main constituents of skin. These dermal fillers such as Zyplast and Zyderm were very popular in the 1980s. The main problem, however, with them was that the collagen needed to be sourced from either an animal or a human form as […]

Are dermal fillers really dermal fillers?

In a manner of speaking, no. This is a bit of an inaccurate name, as dermal fillers are not used to treat the dermis. The dermis in the face is the lowest part of the skin. The upper layer of the skin is called the epidermis and the deeper layer the dermis. In the face […]