Pause Time with Botox

You’ve most likely heard of the term ‘Botox’ at some point in your life but what exactly is Botox?

Botox is the name of the brand used for the treatment but the actual substance used is called Botulinum Toxin type A, it works by inhibiting muscle movement.

Once injected Botox helps to prevent wrinkles from developing or even worsening. It’s no wonder that Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment in the world with it’s ability to almost pause the look of ageing in men and women.

Many celebrities swear by Botox as they believe it halts the signs of ageing keeping them looking younger for longer. Celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox, Simon Cowell and David Hasselhoff have all spoken openly about getting Botox and their fondness for it, however, they also warn about the results of ‘over-doing it’.

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles around the face. Once injected the muscles become much more relaxed which makes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin appear non-existent.

The procedure itself takes a very short amount of time but the results can be noticed from 72 hours afterwards but cant often take up to a week to notice results. Botox often lasts from 3 to 6 months but it does all depend on each individuals body as no-one is the same so there’s no official guarantee as to how long it lasts.

Many people have put off the idea of having Botox because the concept of injecting your face frightens them. However, the needle is a lot smaller than you would imagine, it’s about the size of an acupuncture needle. Most patients feel no pain at all whereas some patients feel a tiny stinging sensation which only lasts a second or two.

Botox is generally a safe cosmetic procedure and the results should give you a youthful and fresh look. Unfortunately, there are people/companies out there who are happy enough to take advantage of the popular procedure. BE CAREFUL. At Bank Aesthetics we use the product Botox because of it’s beautiful and reliable results, it also has years of research and clinical data to support the use of the brand. There are other brands out there too which will promote themselves as being the cheaper alternative to Botox but it’s often very unsafe to use these products as they haven’t been tested or use dangerous substances.

Line Smoothing Injections
If you are interested in having Botox done then make sure your Medical Aesthetic Practitioner is fully qualified like Maria Phillips at Bank Aesthetics.
Not only is Maria fully qualified but she has years of experience and is part of the Save Face registry (Save Face is a national register of accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It is recognised by Professional Standards Authority, the Government, the Department of Health and even the NHS).
Botox is a very desirable cosmetic procedure however it may not be for everyone. Botox cannot be performed on women who are pregnant, nursing mothers or patients with neuromuscular diseases.

It is important that you get all the information you need so that you’re completely aware of the procedure you’re having.

At Bank Aesthetics we offer a free consultation service before your procedure where you will be able to discuss the procedure and you can bring up any questions that you have.

We are committed to patient satisfaction but safety and well-being are second to none. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01926 859988.

Bank Aesthetics provides Botox for patients in Coventry, Leamington and across Warwickshire and the Midlands.

Lip Filler FAQ’s

 

Lip Fillers are one of the most popular treatments we have. They help give the appearance of naturally plumper lips and can also provide definition to more mature looking lips.

 

However, Lip Fillers aren’t something to be taken lightly and many people often know very little about the procedure before they have it done. We’ve decided to create a post based on some of the frequently asked questions that we often receive to help you understand the procedure.

Q: What do lip fillers do?

A: Lip Fillers are a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape or size of your lips to achieve your desired look.

 

 

Q: What are lip fillers made from?

A: Lip fillers are made of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (or HA) which is a substance that is naturally occurring in the lips and the rest of the body. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water which is what gives lip fillers their plump look. As we age we naturally lose the plumpness in our lips which is why a lot of women (and men) look to lip fillers later in life to help prevent evidence of ageing.

 

 

Q: What different types of lip fillers are there?

A: At Bank Aesthetics we use a variety of products such as Restylane, Teosyal or Juvérderm. Each filler will give a slightly different result and is chosen upon your consultation with your Medical Aesthetic Practitioner who will recommend the best type of filler for you and the results you want to achieve.

 

 

Q: What do lip fillers feel like inside of the lips?

A: Lip fillers are generally painless as it’s a little needle injection inserted into anaesthetised lips. Once the fillers have been inserted, your Medical Aesthetic Practitioner will massage it in to evenly distribute the fluid which helps prevent lumps from forming. Immediately after the treatment, your lips will feel swollen and we might recommend you take painkillers (avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers) or use an ice pack, but a lot of clients don’t feel the need to. However, once the swelling is reduced your lips should feel completely natural.

 

 

Q: Are they safe? In what circumstances could I not have lip fillers?

A: When lip fillers are done by a qualified Medical Aesthetic Practitioner such as Maria Phillips at Bank Aesthetics, the risks are almost non-existent. However, like most aesthetic beauty treatments if the procedure is performed by a non-certified Medical Aesthetic Practitioner and is done cheaply, then the odds of having a ‘botched’ procedure are very likely. Having a consultation is very important too as it’s not just about your Practitioner meeting you but about you getting to know and having trust in the person performing the procedure. If you’re unsure sure about whether you would be able to have lip fillers feel free to contact us and explain your situation and we can discuss it in more detail.

 

 

Q: Does the procedure hurt? Is there any pain or discomfort afterwards?

A: Surprisingly enough the treatment itself has very minimal pain and sometimes clients often feel no pain at all. After the treatment has been given your lips will feel swollen and if at any point you feel discomfort it is recommended to take painkillers (avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers) or use an ice pack lightly on your lips but clients tend not to feel like they need to.

 

 

Q: Will there be any swelling and will I have to take any downtime?

A: The swelling tends to last anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after the procedure, during this time your lips may feel more tender than usual. However, there is usually no downtime required as it is not an invasive procedure but if you are concerned you can contact us and we’d be happy to put your mind at rest.

 

Q: Do lip fillers make your lips bleed?

A: It varies for every client, but there are often a few spots of bleeding at the injection points but usually not more than a drop of blood. Each person is different as some people might bleed more than others.

 

 

Q: How long do lip fillers normally last?

A: There is no set length of time that lip fillers will last for, it will depend from person to person. Lip fillers can last from 6 -9 months or 9 – 15 months depending on the choice of product used, this will be discussed in your consultation.

 

Q: Are lip fillers vegan?

A: Juvederm is vegan-friendly but it is also best to consult your Medical Aesthetic Practitioner.

 

 

Q: Should I take painkillers before-hand?

A: It is best if you do not take any painkillers before your procedure especially anti-inflammatory ones such as ibuprofen or aspirin. If you do feel discomfort after your treatment we advise you take paracetamol, avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers until 2 days after your procedure.

 

 

Q: Can I exercise after having my lips done?

A: Usually, we suggest you rest for 1 – 2 days as the increase in blood flow might aggravate your lips and encourage more bruising and swelling which could make your lips feel more painful and take longer to heal.

 

Q: How soon after I have my lips done can I use a sunbed or sunbathe?

A: Try to stay out of the sun for at least a week after treatment. This allows your skin to properly react and fully benefit from the treatment.

You should also try to avoid exposing your lips to extreme cold temperature for a week as well.

 

 

Q: How soon after having my lips done can I touch my face?

A: You can touch your face immediately after, but we would recommend not touching your lips for 6 – 12 hours to allow the filler to settle. If you would like to apply light makeup we also recommend waiting one day after the treatment so that the injection sites have time to fully close ensuring you don’t get any clogged pores.

 

Q: How should I choose who performs the procedure on my lips?

A: Always choose a Medical Aesthetic Practitioner such as Maria Phillips who is medically qualified with years of experience and is someone who you can trust. If you find a cheap deal online that seems too good to be true that’s usually because it is! Be careful with who you choose, make sure you take full advantage of the consultation to discuss anything about the procedure and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

 

For more information on lip fillers and advice on which treatment is best for you, please get in touch and we will be happy to help and advise you or book a free consultation with us. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01926 859988.

 

Bank Aesthetics provides lip filler treatments for patients in Coventry,  Leamington and across Warwickshire and the Midlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UV Rays – The Invisible Danger

When we think of UV protection we tend to think of our lovely summer holidays, lying by the beach applying your suncream and soaking in the rays. However, the shocking truth is that UV rays damage and penetrate the skin all year round regardless of the weather.

There are different types of UV rays, in fact, there are 3 types of UV rays. UVC rays are the rays that are absorbed by the Earths atmosphere and are harmless as they never reach your skin. However, UVA and UVB rays are the ones that you need to be more cautious about. For a long time, it was thought that UVB rays were the worst but they would only affect you at peak sun times (10:00 am till 4:00 pm) but it’s actually the UVA rays that you have to be worried about. UVA rays are known as the worst of all the UV rays as they occur all day long regardless of whether there are clouds in the sky; UVA’s also penetrate the skin a lot deeper and has been known to play a major part in skin ageing and wrinkling.

Ageing is a major result of sun damage. The Ultra-Violet light damages the fibre in your skin called elastin and collagen. Elastin and Collagen are found in the dermis layer of skin (just below the very outer most layer of skin). Collagen breaks down naturally as we age but due to the UV rays, the break down happens a lot faster making us look older from earlier on. Scientists believe that UV rays can be accounted for 80% of skin ageing (including wrinkles) in a study of almost 300 women, half sun worshippers and half sun shy. One way to check how much sun damage you have is if you look at the skin on your hands and the skin on your upper arms, the majority of the time your upper arm will look the best. This is because our hands are constantly exposed to UV rays all year round whereas we tend to wear jumpers and long sleeve tops that cover our arms which protect us from the UV rays.
UV damage is a major contributor towards the production of cancer cells as it causes excessive genetic mutations. It is believed the amount of sun an exposure a person experiences before the age of 20 is the determining risk factor for melanoma.

It is important to start using SPF products in our everyday lives to as today’s cute sun freckle will be tomorrows age spot. Obagi Medical has designed a variety of products to help protect your skin from sun damage. This includes their Obagi 360 moisturizing cream with SPF 30, their Obagi Nu-Derm UV protection sunscreen SPF 32 and the Helliocare with SPF 50, these are recommended to be used every day for the ultimate protection. Using an Obagi SPF cream can also be worn under foundation acting as a shield from UV Rays and as a primer for your foundation. These sun protection creams can be purchased from our clinic, Bank Aesthetics.

 

It is important to start protecting your skin and using sun protection creams now as in the future you’ll be wishing you had started earlier on.

My Experience with Bank Aesthetics – Obagi Peel

 

I’ve always struggled with my skin.

I’m 21 and my skin just drives me crazy, I wouldn’t be able to categorise my skin as some months my skin is dry whereas other months I find my skin unbearably oily. My main issue, however, wasn’t my skin type it was my acne scarring and redness. When I was younger I suffered from slight acne, I used to pop them and I realised that was how my acne scarred me. I also suffer from sensitive skin so I often react to face masks face washes so I wasn’t really able to help look after my skin well.

 

I visited Bank Aesthetics as I had seen their Instagram and saw they actually got results. I spoke to Maria and told her about my concerns regarding my skin. She reassured me and told me it was a common issue among women and suggested using an Obagi Blue Radiance peel would be the best option for me. I’ve always been sceptical about face peels as I always thought the idea of my face peeling was off-putting however the treatment was nothing like I had expected.

On the day of my treatment, I turned up with makeup-free skin and felt nervous and excited at the same time.   I was seated in the waiting area and given a checklist to make sure I was ok to still have the treatment. The therapist was very gentle, she began by cleansing my skin to prepare it for the treatment. The therapist applied the treatment (Obagi Blue Radiance Skin Peel) to my skin and immediately felt the effects. The sensation could only be described as a hot tingly sensation that only last a couple of seconds. A second layer was then applied with the same sensation afterwards. The therapist kept asking me if I was ok with the sensation which was very comforting. Afterwards, the therapist suggested a few products that would really suit my skin which was extremely helpful.

 

1 Hour Later.

An hour after my treatment and my skin feels very tight, shiny and is quite red. It immediately felt soft to touch.

 

3 Days Later.

My skin is very tight at this point, particularly around forehead and cheeks. The redness has completely gone and my skin has a very even colour to it.

 

 

1 Week Later.

My skin has begun to peel around my nose, chin and my forehead but it just looks like a have very dry skin so I felt comfortable to be seen out in public. My skin generally looks a lot brighter and it still feels really soft.

2 Weeks Later.

The therapist suggested that the effects of the treatment would be visible in 2 weeks time.

I am so happy with the results, the difference for me is how soft my skin feels and the redness. Whenever I used to shower my skin would flare up for hours and I wouldn’t be able to put on makeup but now my skin feels completely normal and I can apply makeup after I shower. When I do put on my makeup it sits effortlessly on my skin it feels amazing!

I have only had one session so I think I might get one or two more in the next few weeks but even after one session, I am so impressed.

I will be recommending this treatment to all my friends and I’d really like to thank the team at Bank Aesthetics for making me feel comfortable in my own skin!

 

Discover more about Obagi at our event on 7th March 2018 from 4 pm – 7pm.
Read more about the event here or call us on 01926 859988 to book your place.

Maria Phillips Recognised with Her Own Dedicated National Award from Obagi UK

Each year Obagi UK and its UK distributors Healthxchange hold a national award ceremony to give recognition to clinics and clinicians whDiamond Ambassador Presentationo have gone above and beyond for the brand. In the past two years Bank Aesthetics has picked up the crown of “Best Use of Marketing in Clinic” and going into this year’s awards, the clinic felt it was in a strong position to retain the title for a third year.

Obagi however had different ideas and unknown to Maria Phillips, Director at Bank Aesthetics, Obagi had decided to create a special “Diamond Ambassador Award” and present it to Maria in recognition of her product knowledge and her dedication and commitment to the Obagi Medical range of products. Maria has already been recognised as an Obagi Ambassador, but her work and the growth of the Obagi brand in her clinic has catapulted her to the unique status of “Diamond Ambassador”. Obagi has also called upon Maria to represent them in front of her peer group at the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), most recently talking at the BACN Conference at the NEC.

Maria Phillips says, “The priority for my clinic has always been my patients and delivering the best possible outcomes for them. My decision to choose Obagi for my clinic above other similar brands came after carrying out extensive research, which included reading clinical papers and reviewing patient case studies. The patient outcomes were remarkable and even today, after 5 years of treating patients’ skin concerns with Obagi Medical, I am still impressed with the results I see on a daily basis.”

Maria continues, ”It is hard to put into words how much winning the “Diamond Ambassador Award” means to me. It is wonderful to have received such high recognition from Obagi UK, a company I hold a great deal of respect for. My relationship with Obagi is a true partnership and one that has helped me grow and develop both personally and professionally; I am looking forward to working with Obagi for many years to come.”

Maria has developed a unique range of Obagi Skin Spa Facials to help treat a range of skin concerns.
Why not take a look and treat yourself?

Maria Represents Medical Supplier at National Conference

Our Clinic Director, Maria Phillips, recently represented HealthXchange (manufacturers Obagi BACN Programmeof Obagi Medical products) at the National Conference for the BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses). Maria presented for 45 minutes and answered questions from the audience on why she chose the Obagi range for her clinic.

Maria explains, “I was honoured to be asked to represent Obagi at this prestigious event. It is a range of products I am passionate about, backed up by the results I see in patients on a daily basis. It was a little nerve-racking presenting to my peers, but my experience, knowledge and belief in the products gave me the confidence to deliver the talk. The feedback I received was very positive, with many people saying the before and after photos used in the case studies I discussed were the best they had ever seen.”

Maria adds, “I have just been asked to represent HealthXchange at another event, which I was proud to accept”.

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My Obagi Signature Facial

Amber carrying out Obagi facialOur client ambassador has returned for a signature Obagi Facial. Have a read below of her honest review of our treatments and our clinic.

 

My Obagi Signature Facial

I just experienced the most effective facial I’ve ever had so I’m delighted that I have the opportunity to spread the word so that others can benefit too.

 

The Obagi signature facial is said to give your skin a total workout and includes microdermabrasion, deep exfoliation, a hyaluronic acid mask, neck and shoulder massage and lymphatic drainage.

 

For me, this facial completely transformed the way my skin looked.

 

Whilst many facials I’ve had in the past offered a relaxing experience, none has ever delivered the results achieved by the Obagi signature facial in just one hour.

 

Double cleanse

 

My therapist began with a gentle cleanse, using Obagi’s foaming cleanser. In fact, this was a double cleanse (something I emulate at home), to ensure the skin was really clean. The foaming cleanser smells lovely and feels lovely on the skin.

 

Exfoliating cleanse and tone

 

The next step – another cleanse – was a gentle exfoliator. This was followed by a toner, by which time we were ready for the deep work to begin.

 

Exfoderm

 

This is where the Obagi signature facial departs from the standard cleanse-exfoliate-massage-mask facials of most spas. The Exfoderm cream was applied and left on for 5 minutes. During this time, I felt a tingling sensation, as the Exfoderm was doing its work to loosen any dead skin cells and brighten my complexion.

 

My therapist didn’t waste any time; during the 5 minutes, she gave me a lovely hand and arm massage.

 

Microdermabrasion

 

Microdermabrasion has been around for a while, but if you haven’t experienced it, it’s a kind of gentle resurfacing of the skin. What’s brilliant about the Obagi Signature Facial is that microdermabrasion is included so you really feel that your skin has had a very effective workout.

 

Hyaluronic acid mask

 

I’ve never had a sheet mask before, but this one was applied in seconds then left on for a whole 20 minutes. During this time, my therapist did a neck and shoulder massage, which I appreciated very much (I have the most knotted shoulders in the whole of Warwickshire!).

 

Vitamin C therapy

 

Delivering Vitamin C straight to the skin, this part of the facial felt like the application of a special serum using lymphatic drainage massage. With its antioxidant properties, what better way to apply something that both calms and brightens the skin? This is definitely a product that I could use at home.

 

Retinol

 

Retinol came next. This minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refining the complexion and smoothing the skin texture. Thank you so much!

 

The finishing touches

 

Finally, my therapist completed the treatment with some Obagi hydration cream, SP50 (essential!) and a gentle spray of mineral mist.

 

First impressions?

 

On looking in the mirror, my skin was pink and glowing. I could see (and feel) how clean the skin felt.

 

The next day, I awoke to a complexion that looked youthful, calm, clear and bright. With only a light application of mineral foundation, I hardly wore any makeup and I received a number of compliments about my appearance (with no prompting!).

 

Now in day 3, the appearance of the open pores that normally bother me has improved greatly and my skin continues to look lovely. Thank you!

 

I’d definitely recommend this to anyone as a way to develop and maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin. In particular, if you have a special event coming up, this is a really effective way to ensure you’ll look your best. I was amazed how much could be included in a one-hour treatment and really do believe this was the best facial I have ever had.

 

Lip Filler Shapes

 

Lip Fillers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people want the look of fuller plumper lips. But what exactly are they, and how do they work?

Lip fillers are a pure form of hyaluronic acid (HA): this is a natural substance found in the body. The advantage of using hyaluronic acid is that it attracts much more water to itself than its own weight resulting in a much more natural plumper look. As we age our natural HA begins to slow down thereby reducing its ability to bind with water. That’s why our lips look thinner with age.

However, these days lip fillers aren’t just being used for treating aged lips but are frequently being used by a much younger generation who want to achieve much fuller looking lips or are even looking to adjust the shape of their lips. This has been encouraged by celebrity icons such as Kylie Jenner, Marnie Simpson and Michelle Keegan all undergoing the treatment themselves with beautiful results.

Lip fillers can be used to create many different lip shapes depending on where and how the filler is injected into the lips. Lip fillers can create a natural smile giving the lips and the face a much softer feel to it. There is a range of different types of lip filler products, the product used will be mainly influenced by what sort of lip style you want to achieve. Bank Aesthetic offers a range of different types of fillers with options including Restylane, Juvederm and Teosyal. Restylane is often used to create a firmer and more pronounced lift to the lips, whereas Juvederm is a lot softer and creates volume but is not so pronounced. Teosyal is very similar to both, however, these fillers often last a lot longer than the other two. In your consultation the lip filler product would be discussed with your practitioner along with what desired shape you want your lips to have. By injecting more of the filler in the bottom lip it creates a much fuller but Angelina Jolie style of lips where-as by creating a plumper upper lip it gives a much more dramatic Hollywood style of lips.

Deciding on your lip shape should be mainly based around what lip style would suit you most. A lot of clients come in with a photograph of exactly the shape of lips they want however everyone’s lips will be a different shape so it’s very hard to achieve an exact replica of somebody else’s lip shape. If you are the slightest bit unsure as to what would suit you best feel free to book a consultation with us and we can discuss as to what shapes and style might be best suited for you.

 

For more information on lip fillers and advice on which treatment is best for you, please get in touch and we will be happy to help and advice. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01926 859988.

Bank Aesthetics provides lip filler treatments for patients in Coventry, Leamington and across Warwickshire and the Midlands.

My Treatment Experience

 

At Bank Aesthetics, we house a variety of quality products used for all different needs of our clients – whether it’s Botox, fillers or even facials. One of our go-to favourite and most effective brands that we offer is Obagi Medical.

 

Obagi medicalOnly available through physicians, medical spas and other skin care professionals, Bank Aesthetics is proud to offer Obagi products and treatments. It’s the perfect alternative to surgical procedures – helping you take your first steps into aesthetics, being described as a ‘less evasive procedure’. Obagi Medical can be used for many skin related issues, like anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and as well as for treating acne prone, greasy and even dry skin.

We spoke to one of our younger patients on her overall experience with Bank Aesthetics and Obagi:

 

Why did you originally come to Bank Aesthetics?

I came to Bank after hearing positive feedback from friends, who have all been for different kinds of treatments and after having seen Bank’s Facebook page and also carrying out my own research.

I have suffered from mild acne on my cheeks and chin area since a young age, it’s always bothered me and knocked my self-confidence quite drastically.  The only treatments that have really helped me in the past have always been ones that were prescribed by a doctor, usually with some nasty side effects. I was looking for another option that wasn’t so harsh on my skin.

 

What treatment did you have done?

On first coming to Bank about 6 months ago, I was advised to begin using the Obagi Clenziderm facewash (Obagi’s award winning wash for acne) a few times a week to help tame my acne, as well as using their sun-cream daily.  I incorporated this all into my routine.

I feel like Obagi is perfect in the fact that it allows you to take Amber carrying out Obagi facialthose gentle steps into the aesthetics world, without the daunting side of any surgical procedures.

I had a consultation with Maria, where the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel was first brought up and I thought I’d give it a try. The thought of a peel on my face did scare me a little, but the aesthetician who performed my treatment was amazing. I felt so at ease, she talked me through the whole process, checking up on me regularly.  I felt I was in capable hands.

 

Aftercare?

After the Blue Radiance Peel, there was little aftercare. I just had to be more careful with my skin, wearing sun-cream daily and avoiding things like swimming, saunas etc for a few days. I was also advised to not wear makeup for the rest of that day, but that’s not a problem for me as I don’t tend to wear much anyway.

With a treatment like this, I had it during my lunch break at work and could return afterwards – no hassle or fuss.

 

Would you have the treatment again?

Definitely! It was so quick and easy. It’s done wonders for my skin, it honestly hasn’t looked this fresh or blemish free in years. I am very happy with the results.

Would you like to discover what an Obagi treatment can do for your skin?
Get in touch to book your free skin consultation.

 

Summer’s On Its Way!

 

Summer weather is slowly beginning to arrive in the United Kingdom, luring more and more people outside – barbecues, picnics, beach days, festivals and so much more. Obagi Summer SkinWhile enjoying all that sunshine, we need to remember that the satisfying warmth of the sun’s rays also exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can cause skin cancer, premature ageing and even damage to your eyes, including cataracts. With little and simple prevention techniques, you, your family and your friends can enjoy fun in the sun while avoiding sun burns and further damages from the powerful UV rays.

 

According to statistics from Cancer Research UK, throughout our country, there are almost 15,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer each year – leaving it as one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Although 86% are easily preventable, there are still around 2500 deaths each year.

Preventing potentially fatal harm from the UV rays damaging our skin can be simple, yet effective. There are so many methods which you can follow to stay safe in the sun, such as seeking shade during the hottest times of day – usually between 11am-3pm, covering up with the appropriate clothing – hats, sunglasses and loose fitting items and of course, wearing sun-cream.

Wearing the correct sun-cream helps protect yourself from the premature signs of aging which are often caused by excessive amounts of sun exposure. It’s a common misconception that symptoms of ageing such as spots and wrinkles are just a natural part of aging gracefully, when really, these processes are sped up dramatically by the sun’s UV rays.  Obviously sensible amounts of sun are needed for overall good health, but people tend to go overboard.

We know that choosing the correct sun cream can be difficult…

At Bank Aesthetics, we are proud to provide Obagi products & treatments to our customers. The Obagi medical range is designed to help minimize the appearance of premature skin ageing as well as skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne & sun damage – suitable for all skin types, genders, and ages.  Available from our clinic, it’s the perfect choice for you, whether it’s to protect yourself from or to improve the appearance of damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

To find out more about the treatments and products we offer, including a complimentary skin consultation,  give us a call on 01926 859988.