The Blog Mums of the Shire: Nurse Mary talks motivations, myths and concerns about cosmetic procedures
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Skin treatments have come a long way in recent years. So far, in fact, you might be wondering what half these treatments do and whether they are right for you. Nurse Mary spoke to Mums of the Shire to help demystify some of our treatments and address how they can benefit specific skin concerns.
What does Contour Clinics aim to do?
At Contour Clinics, we have a team of experienced, highly-regarded doctors, nurses and skin & laser therapists that aim to lead you on your self-improvement journey. We are focused on a holistic patient-focused approach, developing an individualised treatment plan to enhance and rejuvenate your natural appearance.
We use the latest technology and techniques to address various patient concerns and are at the forefront of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, creating an internal culture of education and ongoing professional development.
What services do you provide that help your customers achieve this?
We have the most comprehensive range of cosmetic medical treatments in the country including cosmetic injectables like anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments, Coolsculpting, tattoo removal, skin treatments, non-surgical facelifts, mole removal, intimate area rejuvenation, tattoo and laser hair removal and lasers to treat all types of skin concerns.
What are the most common skin concerns you hear from your customers?
The most common skin concern we receive is aging skin, and that’s why our anti-aging treatments are most popular. At Contour Clinics, we treat this depending on the client’s skin condition and their overall goal. For example, sagging skin is best treated with threads, whilst a hollow and sunken appearance is treated with dermal filler. Some clients prefer a general improvement to their skin, and this is treated with treatments like skin needling and laser facials.
Which services are your most popular? Why do you think that is?
Our Anti-Wrinkle injections are our most popular treatment, followed by Dermal Fillers. We’re also getting more interest in our more niche treatments like the Fox Eye Thread Lift and fat freezing treatments.
You can’t beat Anti-Wrinkle injections for turning back the hands of time, which eliminates facial lines that age us.
If you could only recommend one service, which would it be?
Anti-Wrinkle injections are unbeatable and as stated this is our most popular treatment, with really effective results. This treatment acts to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, giving a relaxed and naturally youthful appearance. This essentially puts a pause on the ageing process and can prevent deeper, more permanent wrinkles from forming.
What myths or misconceptions are there about cosmetic procedures, particularly injectables?
The most popular misconception about cosmetic injectables is that the treatment will leave you looking fake, frozen and unnatural. This is false, and something that we discuss in every consultation. The end result is dependent on the dose and placement. So if you are after a more relaxed look – that still involves some residual movement of the muscle, then that is what you will get.
What are the main things people should consider before committing to a cosmetic procedure?
The most important recommendation is to receive a cosmetic procedure from a licensed clinic with a proven track record only. Secondly, consult with your clinic about how to achieve the best results for you. A good clinician will give you honest advice about the right amount of placement and product to achieve your desired look.
Many of the treatments aim to fight signs of anti-aging, what other things should people be doing if they want to maintain youthful skin?
There are a number of techniques that can be used by cosmetic practitioners to restore a youthful glow and reduce the signs of ageing. The most popular treatment is Anti-Wrinkle injections, and whilst we know that Anti-Wrinkle treatments can work wonders, no amount of treatments will matter in the long run if you don’t take care of your skin.
At a minimum, you should use sunscreen regularly to reduce the effects of the sun, keep your skin moisturized, remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid activities like smoking or tanning that can prematurely age you.
Additional treatments like skin needling, laser facials, chemical peels and regular skin routines support the maintenance of healthy skin.
How does improving our appearance impact other more important areas of our lives?
At Contour, our motto is “Beauty is not just a look, it’s a feeling” and helping our patients on their self-improvement journey, in turn, gives them a confidence boost that makes them feel good.
At the moment you’re offering a complimentary skin treatment to anyone who signs up online to your newsletter. Can you tell us more about that treatment?
Our complimentary skin treatment is available at our Miranda clinic only, and consists of our signature Deep clean oxygenating facial. This facial is a multi-step skin treatment that includes cleansing, hydrating, and exfoliating with a focus on deep-cleaning, removing a build-up of oil, toxins, dirt, and bacteria from the skin.
This offer is for a limited time only, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our clinic!