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In the news this week, former pop star Michelle Heaton revealed she had chosen to undergo dermal filler treatment in order to restore her youthful looks, after undergoing menopause early.

The personal trainer – who was sadly forced to undergo a double mastectomy and hysterectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis – told a newspaper she had turned to dermal fillers to improve the lack of volume in her face as a result of treatment.

Dermal filler treatment to improve skin laxity and volume loss

Michelle, who has just been announced as the face of dermal filler brand Perfectha, was diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene in 2012. The 36-year-old has explained she chose dermal fillers to restore her looks after going through the early menopause.

The mum-of-two recently had facial fillers in her under-eye area, cheeks, nose-to-mouth lines and jawline. Michelle was happy with the results, and claims the results were so natural and subtle that friends and family were unaware she’d undergone cosmetic treatments, simply telling her she looked ‘healthy and happy.’

Whilst Michelle chose to undergo facial rejuvenation treatment to improve lost volume in her face, patients also turn to non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve plumpness and firmness to the face.

There are many reasons for men and women to consider anti-ageing facial rejuvenation treatments, whether that be to appear more youthful by reducing facial creases, such as crows feet, or to improve hollow-looking areas of the face which may be lacking natural volume. For that reason, facial rejuvenation treatments – such as dermal fillers and volumiser injections – are popular options as they’re versatile and can be used as standalone treatments or as part of a wider facial rejuvenation plan.

Dermal filler treatment offers natural and impressive anti-ageing results for patients seeking subtle yet notable changes in the skin surface. Dermal filler treatment and volumising injectables are regularly written about in the news, with many beauty editors agreeing the non-invasive treatments to reduce signs of facial ageing are impressive.

As Michelle Heaton revealed in her latest interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, they can also have a dramatic effect on an individual’s self-esteem, making them a reliable way to rejuvenate the skin and improve the appearance.

Facial rejuvenation treatments in Hertfordshire

Mr. Jag Chana is an anti-ageing expert offering dermal filler treatment in Hertfordshire for patients looking to improve the appearance of the face in combination with, or instead of, procedures such as facelift surgery. Volume loss in the mid and lower face is a common concern, alongside ageing lines and wrinkles, so non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments offer reliable and long-lasting results patients usually find rewarding.

Non-surgical in nature, dermal filler treatment is fairly quick and requires no recovery time. As with all anti-ageing cosmetic treatments there are risks and complications to consider, so it’s important to do your research before committing to treatment, and choose an expert with a wealth of knowledge of what facial fillers and volumisers may be able to offer you as an individual. Treatments are tailored to specific needs and goals, and top up treatments every 12-18 months will be required to maintain the result should you wish to.

For more information about non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Hertfordshire book a consultation. Mr. Chana also offers a full range of surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, which may be more suitable if dermal filler treatment is unsuitable or likely to be ineffective.

The non-surgical facelift procedures to combat the signs of ageing.


Ageing becomes mostly obvious when the predominant signs become apparent on our faces first. Whilst surgery can offer long term solution to ageing issues, many people just aren’t ready to pursue that yet and the non-surgical facelift may be just what you need.

If you are showing minor signs of ageing on your face and you aren’t ready for surgery, there are a wide range of non-invasive procedures that might be best suited to you first.


Muscle Relaxing Injections

Muscle relaxing injections contain botulinium toxin and are used to freeze the muscles of the face, therefore, preventing wrinkles or lines from forming.

The most popular of all muscle relaxing injections is known widely as ‘Botox’.

The process of administrating these injections is painless, quick and effective – with results lasting up three to six months before you having to return to the clinic for top-ups.

A local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area first before the toxin is injected in to the area.

Botox is mainly used on the brow, between the brow and around the eyes.

It should take about a week for the toxin to work its way into the muscles so this is when you will see results.

There is no scarring with these types of injections and only a small amount of redness, bruising or swelling may occur at the site of injection.



Sometimes if Botox TM is not completely effective in eliminating deep lines in the frown area then fillers can be used to further enhance the effect.

Dermal fillers are also injections used to combat the signs of ageing, by targeting the deeper lines and wrinkles on the face.

Usually the lips and lines around the mouth are most commonly treated. Fillers can be used to fill the deep depression under the eyelid (tear-­trough) and also used to fill hollowness in the cheek.

A numbing cream can be used to ease any discomfort (which will only be little) and the injection is administered with a very fine needle into multiple sites according to the area being treated.

The effects of dermal fillers last up to six months to a year before a repeat treatment is required.


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are acids which are used to remove the outer layer of the skin revealing a fresher looking skin.

They can be used on the face neck and chest to improve fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and uneven pigmentation.

The peels are quite strong as they contain acid so they will require some numbing cream beforehand to ease any discomfort.

For deeper peels, sedation may even be required.

It can take between one and two weeks for the skin to recover after a chemical peel so you shouldn’t get involved within anything too strenuous.

During the recovery time, the surface skin will come off, revealing fresh, glowing and youthful looking skin in replacement.

Chemical peels have also been used after facelift surgery to further rejuvenate the skin.


Laser resurfacing

Similar to chemical peels, this procedure works by removing the outer layer of skin but it also remodels the collagen underneath the skin, tightening it to reveal youthful looking results.

Mr. Jag Chana uses the carbon dioxide laser to administer this treatment, which is strong so may require some anaesthetic.

For a fast result, a one off deep laser treatment can be used, but the downside time is usually longer than normal.

Milder treatments have quick recovery times but may require multiple treatment sessions.

The most common area to be treated with laser resurfacing is around the eyes and the mouth.


Each of these non-surgical facelift procedures offer a non-invasive, quick and easy way to combat the signs of ageing with little to no pain at all.

If you are unsure about going under the knife then you should book your consultation with Mr. Jag Chana today to address your ageing issues and discuss which options are best for you to ensure you get the youthful and happy looking skin that you wish for.

Get your non-surgical facelift now.


Remember Eastenders star Michelle Collins? In a recent interview in Hello magazine, the actress spoke out in support of women choosing Botox to help them turn back the years.

“It’s a woman’s prerogative not to tell, but I have nothing against Botox. Why not have it if it makes you feel and look better?” she said.


Ex girl band singing sensation, Liz McClarnon, announced on television’s This Morning that she uses Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to combat sweating.

“Do you want to know a little secret? I got some [Botox] the other day! It was amazing!” she told the daytime TV show.

“I actually got some in my armpits to stop me sweating for filming my new series and I went ‘oh just pop a bit in my forehead as well’ and it’s absolutely brilliant. And it’s for me. I’ve told everybody!”

injectionIs it any surprise that Anthea Turner is feeling more wrinkled after her husband, Grant Bovey was declared bankrupt with debts of £50?

The 50 year old TV star has spoken of her love of Botox recently to deal with the frown lines near her brow.

She also confessed to something a bit more invasive: “I also had a boob job back in 2004 so I’m not averse to surgery and helping nature along a bit,” she stated to the magazine.


Botox has been approved as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine by UK drug regulators. But only patients who suffer headaches for at least 15 days a month, half of which come with migraine symptoms, are eligible, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said. It is thought around 700,000 people in the UK get chronic migraines.

The BBC reported that in clinical trials, patients were given up to five courses of injections of botox into specific head and neck muscles every 12 weeks. After 24 weeks, those treated with Botox had fewer days with a migraine than those who received a placebo injection.

Girl With Ice Cream

The number of people wanting cosmetic procedures is rocketing and some are even injecting themselves with cut-price drugs bought online but if you’re considering a home kit you should think again.

Botox has become part of our culture because it’s used cosmetically, but it’s used in tiny, strictly-measured doses and is stringently tested. Using it without anatomical knowledge, without knowing the exact quality of the product, could be fatal.

In the UK  it is illegal to advertise prescription-only medications like Botox, and to sell them without a prescription. But foreign websites can dodge the ban. And after a few clicks on a computer, vials of facial filler drugs complete with syringes can be shipped to your door.

Online pharmacy ads do their best to lure customers, with slogans such as “Wrinkles? No! Savings? Yes!”. They give false assurances that injecting yourself is easy as well as economical.

injectionBOTOX has been the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure for many years and in 2009 there were about 2.5 million procedures done in the U.S., according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

BOTOX is derived from a protein made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The protein is toxic and causes botulism when ingested in large amounts. Botulism paralyzes all the body’s muscles, including the heart muscle, causing death. However, BOTOX uses tiny amounts and the injections are done to specific muscles. The effect is then to temporarily paralyze the injected muscle for a desired cosmetic improvement.

Cosmetic Uses
The most common reason BOTOX is used cosmetically is to smooth out frown lines and horizontal forehead lines. It can also be used to treat crows’ feet, the laugh lines at the outside edge of each eye, and fine lines around the lips.

The presence in a muscle of the BOTOX protein blocks messages from the brain telling it to contract. When the muscle stops contracting, the facial expressions it contributes to are stopped or partly stopped (frowning, scowling, raised eyebrows etc.). The skin is then able to smooth out and give you a younger, fresher look.

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