The media often plays a role in the confusion around what a Botox treatment is and what a dermal filer treatment is; mis-reporting adverse events to sensationalise the very rare times when a treatment doesn't quite go to plan, and not even using the correct terminology to describe what the treatment was.
So lets set the record straight on exactly what the difference is between these two treatments. Read More
In 2017, figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) showed that the total number of face/neck lift fell by 44%, with women opting instead to have non-surgical procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers and HIFU for a more subtle rejuvenation of the ageing appearance. Read More
The nose plays a vital role in the overall appearance of the face; acting as the anchor and central feature of the face. When a person is unhappy with the shape of their nose, such as a crooked nose or nose bump, it can affect their self esteem greatly as it cannot be hidden and is always on full display. An aesthetically pleasing nose can even have positive judgement from another person, leaving someone who is unhappy with their nose feeling self conscious. Read More
Researchers suggest that as many as 100,000 Botox injections are carried out each year in the UK, and campaigners report* an astonishing trebling in botched treatments since 2016.
Investigative journalist Ellie Flynn uncovers crimes and injustices against other people her age in the UK. In this episode, she’s on the trail of medics who may be wrongly providing botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, and the beauticians who either don’t know the strict rules or are choosing to ignore them. Read More
If your hands are anything like mine, then the harsh winter has probably taken a toll on them. The cold has certainly chapped my hands, leaving them looking dehydrated and, for the first time, looking their age! Fortunately, at Lumeire MediSpa, we are here to help you get your hands back for springtime and gardening. Read More
At Lumiere MediSpa we provide dermal filler treatments for patients seeking to rejuvenate some of their facial features that have changed with age, such as the cheek volume, nose to mouth lines, mouth corners that have turned downwards; even treatments for the hands are available. In this blog we discuss what ezactly a dermal filler is and what it is used for in anti-ageing medivcine. Read More
An initial skin consultation is vital to ensure you can explain your skin concerns and have a practitioner assess this. It should also be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss through a variety of treatment options with your practitioner; it is not an opportunity to be "sold" to. Ensure you are asking the right questions. Read More
You have probably heard of chemical peels before. Or maybe you have caught an episode of extreme makeover and wondered why on earth the persons skin is falling off (yes that was most likely a chemical peel in "extreme"). Did this put you off or entice you to find out more? This article is going to explain the risks and the benefits of a chemical peel, in particular to the Perfect Peel and the AlumierMD skin peels that we provide at Lumeire MediSpa in Headington, Oxford. Read More
We have yet to meet a patient who is not seeking to improve their skin in some shape or form, whether that is for wrinkle reduction, to thicken and tighten crapey skin, reduce pigmentation or acne scars. The best part of this is that at Lumiere MediSpa in Headington, Oxford, we have one tool that can help all these areas - The SkinPen Precision microneedling pen. Read More
The most common areas of concern for people seeking wrinkle relaxing injections are the frown lines, crows feet and horizontal forehead lines. Read More
All too often we see the extremes of dermal fillers in the lips that steps outside the boundaries of normal lip shape and volume. Yet dermal filler to the lips really can produce beautiful, natural results for both women and men. With Belotero® hyaluronic acid dermal filler technology, you can achieve soft and subtle definition and volume in your lips, without the typical "trout pout" of yesteryear. Read More
A healthy skin is a beautiful skin that glows with confidence. At Lumiere MediSpa we invite our clients to embark upon a journey with us; one that will focus on achieving the skin health goals that they want to achieve, whether it be a fresher, brighter complexion, to look less tired, or simply to reduce some of the signs of skin ageing. Read More