Category: Dermal Fillers

Know your Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to introduce volume back in to areas of the face that have lost volume during the ageing process.  There’s lot to learn about fillers, do you know your Juvederm Ultra 2 from your Ultra 4? And what about knowing your marionette lines from your tear troughs?  Be informed for your skin […]

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Step into Spring with Great Skin

Step into Spring with Great Skin! Revitalise tired looking skin with our top picks for Spring Saturday 16th April 2016 10am – 4pm The Gatehouse Clinic, 82 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DF 10am – 11am – Drinks and Nibbles 11am – 12.30pm – Skin Peel Demonstration by Vicki Newman on all Enerpeel Peels 12.30pm – 1.30pm – […]

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Open Evening at G&E Mcintyres

Lip & Cheek Filler demonstrations with Dr Richard Brighton-Knight Microdermabrasion Demonstrations with Vicki Newman Get a free Skin Analysis on our Visia Machine Hair Condition Diagnosis and Solutions Hair Colour and Cut/Recut Consultations Refreshments & Goody Bags RVSP Reception at The Gatehouse or G&E Mcintyres or email info@aurora-skin-clinics.co.uk Location: G&E Mcintyres, Unit 6A, The Ridings […]

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Are your hands ageing you?

Are your hands ageing you? You may be battling the signs of ageing on your face but are your hands giving you away? Your hands are exposed to many factors that can prematurely age them, with age spots, scaly skin, prominent veins and stained or brittle nails all key signs of ageing hands. Top tips […]

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Dark circles begone! Get the lowdown on Tear Trough Filler

The dreaded dark circles. You spring out of bed, full of joie de vivre, but one glance in the bathroom mirror and your heart sinks. You look tired, drained – even ill. No matter how great you feel inside. And to top it off, you know that winter will make your under eyes look worse. Your summer glow’s mostly faded, […]

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Can facelifts without surgery really work?

You might be thinking you’d like a little ‘refresh’. You feel as youthful as ever inside – but your reflection tells a different story. But the idea of surgery is just too much. So – can facelifts without surgery work? Well, it depends what you mean by ‘facelifts without surgery’. And in a way, it […]

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Six of the best treatments for acne scars

Acne can be hard to live with at any age, but even more so if you’re well into adulthood. And to make things worse, it’s a tricky one to treat. Acne is a multifactorial condition. Not caused by one thing, but the interplay of several. That can include hormone changes, genetics, some cosmetics – and good old-fashioned […]

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The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty arrives at Aurora

How do you spend your lunchtimes? A quick bit of shopping, grabbing a sandwich, maybe running an errand to the bank? We’re guessing you’ve probably never had a nose job. Well now you can do just that – as the non-surgical rhinoplasty touches down at our clinics… Traditionally, if you were unhappy with the shape of your […]

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Kylie Jenner admits to temporary lip fillers – and UK enquiries rocket

Frankly, we feel a little cheated… We took the youngest Kardashian at her word last year when she insisted her fuller lips were thanks to clever lip liner. But now the world has shifted on its axis. She’s fessed up – it was temporary lip fillers all along. Frankly, the news has left us reeling. If you can’t trust […]

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Botox or fillers – which is right for you?

The world of aesthetics can be a confusing place. So many treatments, all doing similar things! When it comes to reducing wrinkles, it’s fair to say two treatments stand out from the rest. But how do you know which one’s right for you – Botox or fillers? When to choose Botox? Botox uses a purified protein […]

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Lip enhancement – Permalip implants vs lip fillers

If your lips are a little on the thin side and you find yourself pining for a plumper pout, you’re certainly not alone. But luckily for those of us who weren’t blessed with naturally full lips, there are inexpensive ways to get them. Depending on the treatment you choose, cosmetic lip enhancement can give you […]

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What are the best facial fillers for cheeks?

As we begin to age, we start to lose fat from our faces. Looking at photos of ourselves from years gone by, unless we’ve put on a significant amount of weight, most of us will notice that our cheeks are a little less round and full than they used to be. The medical term for […]

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Fillers for acne scars – how effective are they?

Better known as a rejuvenating treatment for adding facial volume, or a non-surgical procedure to boost thin lips, dermal fillers are also useful for improving the appearance of acne scars. How does treatment work? Essentially, the treatment works in exactly the same way as treating facial lines and wrinkles. An acne scar is a small […]

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How long do dermal fillers last?

Over the years, you may have noticed that the lines that give your face expression (the so-called ‘dynamic’ lines), have become a little less dynamic. Not the fickle here-one-minute, gone-the-next type of lines they were a few years ago. Now, they’ve decided to get their slippers on, make some hot cocoa and stay put. If […]

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“It’s lip liner!” Youngest Kardashian Kylie Jenner denies lip fillers

Exactly like buses, those Kardashian sisters. You wait ages for a story about a Kardashian having fillers, and another one comes along straight after. This week, it’s not about Kim for a change, but her younger sister and hair extensions teentrepreneur, Kylie Jenner. The 17-year-old is fond of uploading pouty photos of herself to her […]

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Did Kim get fillers? Internet abuzz over Kardashian’s bare derriere

If you’ve been on the internet at all in the last couple of days, you’ve probably seen something of the fabled Kim Kardashian. Well, probably quite a LOT of her actually. A revealing photo shoot for Paper magazine, in which her famous rear appears bare as the day she was born, has had people speculating […]

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In search of the perfect pout? Read the lowdown on lip injections

It’s an aesthetic that’s been around for as long as we’ve been alive. From Monroe in the fifties to Jolie now, we’ve always loved a luscious lip. A plump kisser makes a face ooze youthful sensuality. But if your lips are more lean than luscious, and you’re looking for lip enhancement, there are a couple […]

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What’s the best wrinkle filler?

Wrinkles eh. It takes us years to earn them, and when they finally arrive, we want to get rid of them! Though some honourable souls embrace the signs of ageing, most of us would rather our laughter didn’t come with a side order of lines. But with the aesthetic industry moving so quickly, and new […]

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NEW Saturday appointments for fillers and anti-wrinkle treatment in Northampton

Live in Northampton and considering facial fillers, but can’t fit in an appointment during the working week? We’re delighted to say we have a fantastic new aesthetic practitioner joining us to offer weekend anti-wrinkle and filler treatments at the Gatehouse Clinic. Meet Agata… Dr Agata Smolen is a qualified dentist with a special interest in […]

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The ‘8 Point Lift’ available now at Aurora Skin Clinics

We’re delighted to have added an exciting new treatment to our repertoire. Mel Recchia and Ruth Atkins are now both able to offer the innovative 8 Point Lift. If you’ve heard about the treatment and wanted to find out a little bit more, or if it’s new to you and you’re intrigued to know what […]

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“I went too far with Botox and fillers” admits Katie Price

Her love of cosmetic treatments is well-known, but now glamour girl Katie Price has admitted she went a little too far in her quest for perfection. The model formerly known as Jordan was in confessional mode this week on the radio show she co-hosts with comedian Mark Dolan. Speaking on internet-based FUBAR Radio, she revealed […]

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Dermal fillers – 5 of their more unusual uses

Fillers are one of the most popular anti-ageing treatments. But they have a range of lesser-known uses, some aesthetic, some functional, that you may not have considered. Here are 5 of the best: 1. Minimising earlobe creases Earlobes keep on growing throughout our lives. So long, droopy earlobes are one of those classic telltale signs of […]

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Kylie Jenner takes to internet to slam plastic surgery rumours

Youngest member of the infamous Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, has been venting her feelings on Twitter. Rumours have been swirling for some time that the young star, who undoubtedly looks very different to when she first hit our screens in 2007, had continued with the family tradition and ‘had a little work done’. On Wednesday […]

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Katie Price slams Madonna’s ‘swollen blancmange’ look

Madonna sparked a wave of criticism following her appearance at Beyonce’s Sounds of Change concert in Twickenham on 1 June, as her face showed visible signs of having been plumped up. Perhaps the most surprising critic however was former glamour model Katie Price, who is herself well known for having multiple cosmetic surgeries and procedures. […]

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Martha Stewart reveals non-surgical secrets of her good looks

American businesswoman, Martha Stewart, always looks immaculate and well presented. In a new book launching next month the former model lifts the lid on some of her secrets to looking so good at the age of 71. Amongst them are some simple tricks, combined with expensive creams and some cosmetic treatments. Although she says she […]

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Closest evidence yet that Abbey Clancy DOES get lip fillers?

Abbey Clancy, wife of Stoke City and England football player, Peter Crouch, has come under fire for having had lip enhancement in the past, something that she has always strenuously denied. However, recent paparazzi shots have revealed the star in what might be the best indication that this isn’t strictly true. Snapped coming out of […]

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What do women think about ageing?

The Daily Mail has published research that explored women’s attitudes to ageing, and apparently the age to start ageing gracefully is 59. The survey also explored when certain looks should be given up, which celebrities are ageing gracefully and which ones aren’t. Apparently most women agree that 59 is the age to start worrying about […]

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How best to eliminate wrinkles – Botox or Fillers?

If you have facial wrinkles and are considering non-invasive treatments for the first time it can be natural to be unsure as to what procedure will produce the best results for your skin. Whether to opt for Botox or dermal fillers will largely depend on the type of wrinkles that you are looking to treat […]

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Fashion Week in the capital creates influx of skin treatments

London Fashion Week, which is being hosted this week, sees the appearance-consumed fashion elite congregate in our capital, combining the viewings of new collections whilst boasting their own fashion credentials. Though models are always under pressure to look their best, LFW is a time for fashion editors themselves to go on display and use it […]

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Recession bolsters non-invasive treatments

As the recession still looms evidence suggests that whilst the number of those seeking plastic surgery has reduced over recent years the number of those seeking non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers has actually increased in the same time period. There may be a few reasons for this, not least of which is […]

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Permalip implants – can fillers be used in the lips if you have them?

We have received this enquiry through via email, and thought it would make interesting reading on here. Permalip and Dermal Fillers question: Hello, Is it possible to inject restylane in your lips if you already have Permalip? Thanks Permalip and Dermal Fillers answer: Thank you very much for your question. Yes it is possible to […]

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Botox and dermal fillers testimonial – male patient

We’ve just uploaded a brand new video testimonial from one of our patients. The video features a 40-year-old male who has had Botox and dermal fillers with us. In the video he describes his reasons for seeking out the treatment, why he chose Aurora Skin Clinics in particular, his feelings about the results and the […]

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Lip enhancement – what are my options?

Along with the eyes, the smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Having straight white teeth is one component of a great smile, but the shape of the lips is also important. Lips that are plump, in proportion and symmetrical can really enhance the beauty of your face. And the great […]

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Dermal fillers – do they work on men?

Though we generally see more females than males coming through the doors at Aurora Skin Clinics, we treat many men who are looking to improve their skin too – and the numbers are growing all the time. We’ve just received this enquiry through from a male who is interested in dermal fillers, and thought it […]

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Dermal fillers – do they require an allergy test?

We have just received the following enquiry, and thought it would make a great topic to cover here on the blog: Dermal Fillers Question: Hi, I’m really considering some kind of dermal filler, but I have quite a few allergies (some soaps, deodorants etc). I was wondering before you undertake having dermal fillers, do you […]

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Sara Hawkins joins us as new Aesthetic Practitioner

Great news this week. We’ve just boosted the Aurora Skin Clinics team with a fantastic new aesthetic practitioner, Sara Hawkins IFHB. Sara comes to us with a wealth of experience as a Beauty and Massage Therapist, having expertise in a wide range of beauty treatments for both the face and body. After initially qualifying as […]

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Dermal fillers – what can they be used for?

Though mostly known for their uses in fighting the signs of ageing, dermal fillers have many alternative uses besides. Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body, which makes them suitable for treating anything where extra volume is needed. This can include any of the following: Plumping out facial […]

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Dermal fillers for acne scarring

Although injectable facial fillers are mostly regarded as an anti-aging treatment – plumping up lines in the skin, adding volume where fat has been lost in the cheeks, lips, etc – dermal fillers can also be used to great effect to treat acne scars. At its most acute, acne can leave the skin with pitted […]

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The Application of Dermal Fillers on Various Body Parts

Almost all people, except for pregnant women and those with active case of acne, can have dermal fillers treatment to be able to acquire the benefits this non-surgical procedure brings to different body parts which require correction. The benefits of getting hyaluronic acid filler include improvement on the appearance of wrinkles and also in replacing […]

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Helpful Aftercare after Dermal Fillers Tips to Avoid Bruising

When it comes to regaining lost volume on the skin or elimination of wrinkles due to ageing and other factors, getting dermal fillers treatment would be ideal. You can fully enjoy the wonder effects of this non-surgical cosmetic procedure one you know the guidelines in aftercare after dermal fillers that will help eliminate the occurrence […]

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The Importance of Benefits of Watching Dermal Fillers Videos

Most patients who wish to have dermal fillers are encouraged to watch some dermal fillers videos before they have the procedure due to several reasons. This is because these videos will present you with before and after photos of people who have already taken this treatment so you can see what changes you might be […]

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Achieve Plump Lips with Lip Injections Dermal Fillers

You can now have lips like as plump as Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox without undergoing surgery through lip injections with dermal fillers. This non-surgical procedure is not only ideal for correcting very thin lips but can also help solve problems with a downward smile, the need to lengthen the mouth and in smoothing lines […]

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Important Dermal Fillers Aftercare Instructions to Follow

Right after getting a dermal fillers treatment, photos of you will be taken and be compared to your previous pictures before you underwent the skin procedure. This is done to check what the instant effects are as well as the dermal fillers aftercare instruction that you will need to follow. Keep in mind that it’s […]

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The Process of Applying Wrinkle Reducing Treatment for Younger Looking Skin

As we age, the condition of our skin also changes wherein wrinkles start to appear, making our face look less youthful and dull. Yet with the help of cosmetic medicine, you can now delay these signs of ageing by going through cosmetic procedures such as wrinkle reducing treatment also known as dermal fillers. This non-surgical […]

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Where are Active Lines on my face and how are they best treated?

Active lines are caused by underlying muscle activity and, after a time, because of the continued action of the muscles folding, the skin produces lines which become indented. These lines are called “active lines” and occur principally in the area between the eyebrows, forehead and crowsfeet region. They can also occur in cheek areas, caused […]

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What is the best treatment for downturned corners of my mouth?

As we age unfortunately we do tend to loose volume around our mouth particularly in the lower corners on both sides. This can be restored in a natural way with use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are natural body substances called hyaluronic acid. These are injected under the corners of the […]

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Are Dermal Fillers safe for long term use?

Dermal fillers such as Restylane, which are composed, of hyaluronic acid are proven to be effective and safe when used over a number of years. Restylane was the 1st hyaluronic acid used and has been used for almost 20 years with a very good safety record. The more modern types of dermal fillers such as Juvederm are […]

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Announcing Juvederm Smile

Announcing Juvederm Smile. Allergan have launched a new derma-filler called Juvederm Smile. This is a perfect for lips that are thin,with a  long lasting and soft appearance and is  now recommended to most patients considering lip augmentation. In my opinion this is a best product available present and I recommend that you ask your practitioner […]

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Restylane versus Juvederm – which is the best dermal filler?

Restylane and juvederm are the two big names in the dermal filler world. Restylane and its sister products  perlane and restylane touch  have been around longer but Juvederm 2, 3, and 4 have recently seen an increased market share. In my opinion both Juvederm and Restylane are excellent dermal fillers. Restylane is slightly more expensive and is […]

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