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  • Preventative screening can combat winter ill health

    Dr Omar Babar, NHS consultant who is also the Medical Director (MD) of Healand Clinic in Leicester says preventative health care is critical in the winter months. The cold weather has set in which increases winter respiratory illnesses that can be issues in everyday life such as enforced time off work, and increased health risks to some. This can add significant pressure to the NHS. With over two million people visiting A&E in December 2023 alone and the current rising demand on the NHS, the call for people to start investing in their health and wellbeing is louder than ever. Healand Clinic, located just off New Walk in Leicester, offers innovative, cutting-edge therapies aimed at restoring and improving both form and function. Opened by professional medical director, Dr Omar Babar in summer 2023 Healand gives people access to preventive health care. Dr Babar, said: “Everyone should prioritise their health and wellbeing all year round and try not to wait for symptoms to emerge. Adopting healthy practices and taking ownership of one’s individual health and wellbeing, ultimately helps to boost the immune system and improve form and function. I know first-hand from my clinical experience on the front line in the NHS, preventive measures could empower people’s wellbeing and prevent the need for reactive care.” Gulsah Gokce, Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Manager, quotes “At Healand Clinic we are a team of clinical care professionals who offer a full health screening and blood tests which in turn can review a range of things including diabetes, liver function and immunity resilience. Alongside the health screening, we also administer IV nutrition and vitamin therapy. I have seen our treatments empower people to future proof their health as well as manage ongoing pain.” The clinic is not an alternative Emergency Department instead the focus is on preventative and innovative treatment options to support people gaining their optimum health. Before embarking on any treatment, a comprehensive consultation is undertaken. Healand Clinic is delivered by professional expert clinicians who work together ensuring the highest standard of safety and efficacy in treatment and care. They are a core team who have experienced Senior Medical and Nursing professionals who work alongside psychotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals (AHP) to ensure consultations and treatment plans are thorough.

  • The Impact of Low Testosterone & the Road to Recovery

    Understanding Low Testosterone: More Than Just a Number Of all the complex hormones that drive our bodies, testosterone often takes the lead role for men. It's not just about masculinity; testosterone is a key pillar of our overall health and vitality. Traditionally, we associate testosterone with strength, energy, and masculinity. However, its influence extends far beyond these areas, weaving into the very fabric of a man's psychological and physical well-being. "Testosterone's role in the male body is vital. When levels drop, it's not just a physical issue; it affects every part of a man's life," explains Dr. Omar Babar, the medical director of Healand Clinic. "Low testosterone can lead to a cascading effect of health issues, from reduced muscle mass to a significant impact on mood and mental function." As men age, it's common to experience a gradual decline in testosterone levels. This isn't merely an inevitable slide into old age; it's a significant change that can profoundly affect quality of life. While it's natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age, the drop can sometimes be sharp and symptomatic, moving into the territory of what health professionals term 'low testosterone'. Recognising the Signs: When Testosterone Levels Drop Identifying low testosterone can be tricky, as its symptoms often masquerade as other conditions or are mistakenly written off as 'just getting older'. However, understanding these signs is crucial in taking the first step towards addressing the issue: Emotional & Mental Health: Mood swings, unexplained bouts of depression, and a general sense of malaise can all point to hormonal imbalances. A man might find himself feeling unusually anxious, lacking his usual zest for life, or struggling with a sense of lost identity. Physical Health Challenges: It's not just about losing muscle mass or a bit of weight gain around the middle. Low testosterone can lead to increased body fat, reduced bone density, and an overall sense of fatigue that no amount of sleep seems to cure. Cognitive Difficulties: Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why? 'Brain fog', a decrease in focus, and memory issues aren't just signs of a busy life; they could also indicate low testosterone levels. Sexual Health Concerns: Perhaps the most well-known symptom is a decline in libido. Erectile dysfunction, a reduction in sperm count, and a general disinterest in sexual activity can all stem from low testosterone levels. Shabnum Ahmed, the resident counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at Healand, remarks, "The psychological impact of low testosterone is profound. Many men experience a sense of loss, not only of physical strength but of mental clarity and emotional stability. It's essential to notice and address these symptoms as part of a holistic approach to treatment." The Ripple Effect: Beyond Individual Symptoms The impact of low testosterone extends well beyond the individual symptoms as well, affecting a man's life in profound and multi-faceted ways. In the sphere of personal relationships, the repercussions can often be deeply felt. Mood swings, diminished libido, and a general emotional disconnect stemming from hormonal imbalances can strain intimate and familial relationships. Partners and loved ones may feel isolated and distanced, leading to a breakdown in communication and emotional intimacy. Professionally, the effects are equally significant. Cognitive challenges such as reduced concentration, memory lapses, and 'brain fog' can hamper job performance, leading to missed deadlines and decreased productivity. A lack of motivation, another symptom of low testosterone, can dampen a man's drive and ambition, affecting career progression and overall job satisfaction. This decline in professional efficacy not only increases stress but can also further exacerbate the symptoms of low testosterone. These personal and professional dynamics shifts can contribute to a broader existential impact, leading to a profound change in a man’s sense of self and overall life satisfaction. The alteration in self-perception and identity can be particularly challenging, as it affects how men view their roles and capabilities in every aspect of life. Recognising the extensive reach of low testosterone is vital in understanding its full impact and underscores the importance of seeking comprehensive treatment. Transitioning to Treatment: How Healand Clinic Can Help Acknowledging and understanding the symptoms of low testosterone is just the beginning. At Healand Clinic, we guide our patients on a journey of recovery, not just addressing the hormonal imbalance but aiming to enhance their overall quality of life. Our approach at Healand Clinic is holistic and patient-centric. We delve into the root causes of hormonal imbalances, considering lifestyle factors, medical history, and personal health goals. Our hormone therapy pathways are as varied as the men who walk through our doors: Pathway A: This pathway is for men who are beginning to notice the signs of low testosterone but haven't yet been diagnosed. We provide comprehensive testing and assessment to confirm if low testosterone is the underlying cause. Pathway B: Designed for men who have already been diagnosed with low testosterone, this pathway focuses on initiating treatment tailored to individual needs, addressing both physical and psychological symptoms. Pathway C: For those already receiving testosterone replacement therapy and looking to switch to Healand Clinic, this pathway ensures a seamless transition and continuity of care. To add to this, our commitment extends beyond the clinical. We understand that each patient’s journey is unique, and we strive to provide support that respects individual experiences and needs. From the initial consultation through to ongoing treatment and monitoring, our team is dedicated to guiding each patient through their recovery. A Journey Towards Better Health Dealing with low testosterone can be challenging, but it's a challenge that can be met with the right support and treatment. At Healand Clinic, we're dedicated to helping our patients regain balance and improve their quality of life. We encourage anyone experiencing the signs of low testosterone to reach out.

  • Medic warns not to be tempted by ‘January Sale’ anti-wrinkle injections

    An Emergency Department (ED) consultant who is also the Medical Director (MD) of Healand Clinic in Leicester has warned that cheaper anti-wrinkle injections showcased as a ‘January Sale’ could go on to have a big cost in the longer term. Dr Omar Babar, Medical Director at Healand Clinic, said: “The truth behind why anti-wrinkle treatments might be so cheap during January is that the person who is injecting them is not actually qualified, trained or experienced in the health industry. “This combined with the ‘new year, new me’ trend happening right now means people may be quick to turn to unprofessionally administered aesthetics by unqualified people just because of the ‘cheap’ price tag. "We must all remember though that our faces are very delicate and require professional advice and trained techniques to ensure any injections are properly administered. “My advice is people should not be hooked in too much by just the ‘January Sale’ angle and must do their research. "Taking time to understand a practitioner's qualifications, their training and undergoing a thorough consultation is always the best and the safest option when it comes to aesthetic treatments. "In the short term if anything goes wrong you have the right people on hand to help and in the long-term you have the right people supporting your wellness journey.” Dr Omar Babar opened Healand Clinic in 2023 as he has seen first-hand over the past decade working in the NHS how important wellbeing and health is for everyone. Healand Clinic offers a range of aesthetic treatments which are administered by fully trained clinicians who evaluate individual needs, goals and recommend the best approach in achieving the desired results. Dr Omar Babar, said: “My medical experience has shown me that people’s health is their ultimate priority and as a medical professional people’s optimum health is my priority too. “People need as much help and support as possible to look after their health needs. This includes assessing and understanding people’s full medical history as well as determining which treatment plan is most suited to them. "Low-cost sale style treatments may be tempting short term but long term they could be detrimental emotionally, mentally and physically.” Healand Clinic provides health excellence, compassionate care, innovate expertise and is at the forefront of therapies and treatments that restore and improve form and function.

  • Empowering Health: Understanding Cancer Markers through Advanced Blood Testing

    In the landscape of modern medicine, early detection and accurate diagnosis are pivotal in the fight against cancer. Blood tests have emerged as a powerful tool, unravelling critical insights through cancer markers and enabling proactive health management. At Healand Clinic, we're committed to offering comprehensive blood testing services, empowering patients with the knowledge they need for informed decisions and timely interventions. Decoding Cancer Markers: A Crucial Aspect of Health Monitoring Cancer markers, intricate substances found in blood or bodily fluids, serve as potential indicators of the presence, progression, or recurrence of certain cancers. These markers, encompassing proteins, enzymes, hormones, or genetic materials, offer invaluable insights that aid in cancer screening, monitoring treatment responses, and detecting any potential resurgence. Healand Clinic's Advanced Blood Testing Services At Healand Clinic, we prioritize personalized and comprehensive healthcare. Our state-of-the-art blood testing services encompass a wide array of cancer markers, facilitating a thorough assessment of an individual's health status: Comprehensive Cancer Marker Panels: We offer specialized panels targeting various cancer types, including prostate-specific antigen (PSA), CA-125, CEA, and AFP. These tests aid in early detection and monitoring of specific cancers. Expert Analysis & Consultation: Our team of experienced healthcare professionals interprets the test results and offers personalized consultations, guiding patients through their health journey. Empowering Patients through Knowledge At Healand Clinic, we believe in empowering individuals through knowledge. Our blood testing services not only offer insights into cancer markers but also educate patients about the significance and limitations of these markers. Understanding the nuances enables patients to actively engage in their healthcare decisions, fostering a sense of control and confidence. Personalized Care Tailored to You We understand that each patient's health needs are unique. Our approach at Healand Clinic emphasizes personalized care, ensuring that each individual receives tailored recommendations and support based on their test results and overall health profile. Accessible Healthcare Excellence Healand Clinic strives to make excellence in healthcare accessible to all. Our streamlined processes and patient-centric approach ensure convenience and comfort throughout the testing and consultation experience. Your Path to Proactive Health Our blood testing services at Healand stand as a cornerstone in our commitment to proactive health management. By offering comprehensive insights into cancer markers, we empower individuals to take charge of their well-being, fostering a culture of early detection and informed decision-making. Your journey to proactive health begins with knowledge. Experience the difference with Healand Clinic's advanced blood testing services—your partner in comprehensive healthcare and empowered living. Schedule your appointment today and embark on a path towards a healthier tomorrow. Please contact our clinic for further information on how Healand can support you with your goals.

  • Relief Beyond Pollen Season: Kenalog Injections for Hay Fever

    As hay fever season approaches, the perennial struggle against allergens begins. For those seeking a more robust solution beyond traditional remedies, Healand Clinic offers a beacon of hope through Kenalog injections, providing targeted relief under the guidance of highly experienced medical consultants. Understanding the Hay Fever Conundrum Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, presents a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms triggered by allergens like pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. The sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, and runny nose can significantly impede daily life during peak allergy periods. Healand Clinic's Expertise Healand Clinic, led by medical consultants renowned for their expertise, introduces Kenalog injections as a potent remedy for hay fever. This clinic prides itself on a clinical team with extensive experience in administering Kenalog injections, ensuring top-notch care and results. The Advantages of Kenalog Injections at Healand Clinic: Precise Targeting: Kenalog injections, also known as Triamcinolone, operate by reducing inflammation in specific nasal passages, offering precise relief without the systemic effects often associated with oral medications. Extended Relief: Patients at Healand Clinic report sustained relief from hay fever symptoms post-Kenalog injections. This extended duration minimizes the need for frequent medication use, enhancing convenience and comfort for individuals battling allergies. Prompt Action: The rapid onset of Kenalog injections delivers swift relief, alleviating hay fever symptoms promptly after administration. This quick action is particularly beneficial for those seeking immediate respite from allergic reactions. Medical Consultant-Led Care: Healand Clinic's distinction lies in its leadership by seasoned medical consultants. Their guidance ensures not only the efficacy of Kenalog injections but also personalized care tailored to individual needs. Patient Testimonials: Emma, a long-time hay fever sufferer, shares her experience: "Healand Clinic's Kenalog injections have been a game-changer for me. The clinical team's expertise was evident, and the relief from my hay fever symptoms was almost instant. I've been symptom-free for weeks!" Consult Healand Clinic for Lasting Relief: Healand Clinic's commitment to excellence and the clinical team's adeptness in administering Kenalog injections offer a beacon of hope for hay fever sufferers. Their expertise and focus on individualized care make them a premier choice for those seeking long-lasting relief from seasonal allergies. Please contact our clinic for further information on how Healand can support you with your healthcare needs. Disclaimer: Before pursuing any medical treatment, it's essential to consult Healand Clinic's highly experienced clinicians to determine the best course of action for your specific condition.

  • The Hidden Danger: Nitrous Oxide Misuse & Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    In recent years, the recreational use of nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, has gained popularity in social settings and parties. Often considered harmless due to its use in medical procedures and culinary applications, nitrous oxide misuse has, however, unveiled a concerning side effect—vitamin B12 deficiency. Nitrous Oxide: Beyond the Laugh Nitrous oxide is a colourless, odourless gas with legitimate uses in medical and industrial settings. It's used as an anaesthetic and a propellant in whipped cream dispensers. Its euphoric effects, causing temporary feelings of light-headedness and laughter, attract recreational users seeking a brief escape from reality. However, prolonged or excessive use of nitrous oxide can lead to serious health complications, including nerve damage and, alarmingly, vitamin B12 deficiency. The Vitamin B12 Conundrum Vitamin B12 is essential for nerve function, DNA synthesis, and red blood cell production. It's primarily obtained from animal products or through supplements. The issue arises when nitrous oxide disrupts the body's ability to use this vital vitamin. Nitrous oxide interferes with the enzymatic processes that convert B12 into its active form, leading to a functional deficiency. This means that even if one's blood levels of B12 appear normal, the body might struggle to utilize it properly. Unveiling the Health Risks The symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can be insidious and easily overlooked as they develop gradually and mimic various other conditions. Fatigue, weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities, memory loss, and depression are some common signs. What's concerning is that those indulging in nitrous oxide misuse might not realize the connection between their recreational habit and these health issues until they become severe. Raising Awareness & Seeking Solutions Education and awareness are crucial in tackling this issue. People need to understand the risks associated with nitrous oxide misuse, particularly its link to vitamin B12 deficiency and neurological damage. At Healand, we can conduct tests to evaluate B12 levels and provide guidance on supplementation or dietary adjustments to prevent further deterioration from vitamin B12 deficiency. How can Healand help me with Nitrous Oxide Misuse & Vitamin B12 deficiency? For individuals at risk or experiencing deficiency, effective vitamin B12 supplements prescribed by our expert clinicians at Healand can offer crucial support. We offer a range of therapies that can help you through our clinicians, who specialise in bio-enhancement and psychotherapy. Please contact our clinic for further information on how Healand can support you with your goals.

  • Empowering Women's Health With Female Health Checks At Healand

    In today's fast-paced world, where women juggle numerous roles, it is crucial to prioritise health. A comprehensive health check is vital in understanding and maintaining your well-being. At Healand Clinic in Leicester, we understand the unique health needs of women. Our full female health check, including advanced blood tests, is designed to provide a thorough overview of your health. Understanding Female Health Checks A female health check is a comprehensive medical examination specifically designed for women, focusing on various aspects of their health. It involves a series of tests and assessments that evaluate and monitor physical and hormonal health. At Healand Clinic, we offer a detailed and tailored female health check as part of our comprehensive health screenings and blood tests, a vital tool for preventive healthcare and early detection of potential health issues in females. The essence of the female health check lies in our thorough approach. It encompasses a wide range of biomarkers to provide a complete overview of a woman's health. The check includes: Blood Tests: These are fundamental to the health check and include a full blood count, which assesses various health indicators such as red and white blood cells and haemoglobin levels. Liver function tests evaluate the liver's health, and a lipid profile is conducted to understand heart health by measuring cholesterol levels and other fats in the blood. Hormone Assessments: Recognising the crucial role of hormones in a woman's health, our health check includes tests for Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH), Oestradiol, and various forms of testosterone, along with Prolactin and sex hormone binding globulin. These tests offer a detailed view of your hormonal balance, affecting everything from your menstrual cycle to mood and metabolism. Additional Health Markers: To ensure a holistic assessment, the health check includes thyroid function tests, vitamin levels (including vitamin D and B12), and tests for minerals like Iron (Ferritin) and Folate. These are crucial for assessing energy levels, immune function, and overall well-being. Conducted in the morning hours between 07:00 and 11:00 am for optimal accuracy, especially for hormone-related tests, the timing of the blood sample is adjusted depending on your menstrual cycle or menopause status. This precision ensures that the tests accurately reflect your hormonal and overall health status. By undergoing a female health check with us, women can gain detailed insights into their health, empowering them to make informed decisions about their lifestyle, diet, and medical care. This approach is integral to maintaining long-term health and addressing health concerns early on. Why Should I Get a Health Check? Comprehensive Health Overview: The female health check provides a broad spectrum of information about your overall health, including blood count, liver function, and more. This comprehensive view is crucial in understanding your body's current state. Early Detection of Diseases: Many health issues, such as hormonal imbalances or vitamin deficiencies, often do not manifest visible symptoms until they become severe. Regular checks facilitate early detection, which is key to effective treatment. Hormonal Health Insights: Hormones significantly influence a woman's health. Imbalances can affect your menstrual cycle, mood, weight, and bone health. Understanding your hormonal status is essential for addressing various health concerns. Preventive Healthcare: These checks can help identify disease risk factors, enabling you to take preventative measures through lifestyle changes or medication. Tailored Health Strategies: Based on your health check results, you can work with healthcare professionals to develop personalised health strategies, be it for diet, exercise, or medication. For instance, if your aim is healthy weight loss, we can develop the optimal strategy to achieve your goals and feel like your best self. Health Checks & The Role of Lifestyle in Women's Health Lifestyle plays an integral role in shaping a woman's health. The results from our comprehensive health checks, including blood tests at our Leicester clinic, often reveal the direct impact of daily habits on overall well-being, guiding our approach to aesthetics and internal health. For instance: Dietary Adjustments: A health check can identify deficiencies in essential nutrients, such as iron, vitamin D, or B12, crucial for energy levels, bone health, and immune function. A nutrition-rich diet tailored to address these deficiencies can significantly improve health outcomes. Incorporating more leafy greens, lean proteins, whole grains, and fruits can help rectify these deficiencies. Exercise and Physical Activity: Exercise is not only about weight management; it's about maintaining overall health and wellness. Results indicating high cholesterol or poor liver function can be a call to action to include more cardiovascular and strength-building exercises in your routine. Regular physical activity can improve heart health, strengthen muscles and bones, and boost mental health. Stress Management: The link between stress and health issues such as hormonal imbalances, heart disease, and mental health disorders is well-established. Health checks that indicate stress-related concerns can lead to the adoption of stress-reduction techniques like yoga, meditation, or even seeking counselling. Sleep Quality: Good sleep is essential for health, yet often overlooked. Health checks that reveal issues related to fatigue or stress can highlight the need for better sleep hygiene practices. By understanding and modifying these lifestyle factors, women can significantly improve their health and quality of life. Navigating Menstrual & Reproductive Health In navigating menstrual and reproductive health, regular health checks are essential for women in their reproductive years. These checks can uncover a range of issues, including: Menstrual Irregularities: Conditions such as PCOS or thyroid imbalances, which can affect menstrual cycles, can be identified. Understanding these conditions is key to managing symptoms and preventing long-term complications. Fertility Insights: For those planning to start a family, health checks can provide crucial information on fertility. Tests can assess hormone levels influencing ovulation and overall reproductive health, helping make informed family planning decisions. Contraception and Sexual Health: Health checks also offer an opportunity to discuss contraception options and sexual health, ensuring that choices are well-informed and suitable for individual health needs. In Closing A female health check is more than just a routine examination; it's a crucial tool in a woman's health arsenal. It provides invaluable insights into various aspects of health, from hormonal balance to lifestyle impacts. At Healand Clinic, we understand the uniqueness of your health needs as a woman and provide comprehensive and empathetic care. Regular health checks are instrumental in empowering women to take proactive steps towards maintaining and improving their health and well-being.

  • How Can Healand Help Improve My Hyperhidrosis

    What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating that goes beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature causing a significant impact on your daily life, causing discomfort, embarrassment, and affecting your self-confidence. Healands treatment approach to improving Hyperhidrosis We recommend Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox, this treatment has proven effective in treating hyperhidrosis. Here's how it works It acts as a temporary blockade when injected, Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals responsible for activating sweat glands in the treated area. This means that the sweat glands don't receive the message to produce sweat. As a result, the sweat production in the treated area is significantly reduced or eliminated. You will experience a noticeable decrease in excessive sweating. Areas that can be treated · Underarms · Palms of the Hands · Soles of the Feet Excessive sweating in these areas can lead to an individual feeling discomfort, odour, or stained clothing. As well as, facing challenges to perform daily tasks. Botox injections can provide relief in these areas, and in doing so give you back the self-confidence to manage daily tasks once again. What to Expect During the Procedure? Step 1 Consultation: Here at Healand Clinic, you will have an initial consultation with a qualified medical professional. During this consultation, your medical history will be reviewed, and the treatment plan will be discussed. Step 2 Procedure: Botox injections for hyperhidrosis are relatively quick and painless. The area to be treated will be cleaned, and a topical anaesthetic may be applied to minimise discomfort. The Botox is then injected into the targeted sweat glands. Step 3 Recovery: After the procedure, you can typically resume your regular activities right away. However, it's a good idea to steer clear of intense exercise and extreme heat for the first day or two. Step 4 Results: It’s common to experience a decrease in sweating within a few days following the procedure, with optimal results usually achieved within a week or two. Step 5 Duration: The results of Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis are not permanent and can last from 4 to 12 months, depending on the person. Regular maintenance treatments are necessary to maintain the effects. Benefits of Botox for Hyperhidrosis Botox is a very effective treatment option for hyperhidrosis, providing relief from excessive sweating. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that does not require incisions or downtime. How can Healand help with Hyperhidrosis? Here at Healand we highly recommend considering Botox injections for hyperhidrosis if you're looking for a way to improve your quality of life. This minimally invasive treatment can reduce the discomfort and social challenges associated with excessive sweating without requiring any incisions or downtime. It's an effective solution that can greatly benefit those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. If you are dealing with hyperhidrosis and believe that Botox injections could be a viable treatment option for you, it's best to seek advice from a member of the Healand team. Our qualified healthcare provider can evaluate your condition, talk about the potential benefits and risks, and develop a customised treatment plan to assist you in effectively managing excessive sweating.

  • Healands treatment approach to treating the three main areas with injectables

    Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that is often used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, helping to rejuvenate your appearance. If you're considering Botox, you should know that it's commonly used to treat three main areas: 1. Forehead lines: Botox can help smooth out the wrinkles and lines that form on your forehead due to ageing or repeated facial expressions. 2. Crow's feet: These are the fine lines and wrinkles that form around the corners of your eyes. Botox can help reduce their appearance and give you a more youthful look. 3. Frown lines: These are the vertical lines that form between your eyebrows. Botox can help smooth them out and give you a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. How does Botox work? Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help to temporarily relax the muscles responsible for causing forehead wrinkles. This relaxation of the muscles results in the skin on the forehead becoming smoother, which can diminish the appearance of forehead lines. By preventing the constant folding and creasing of the skin, Botox can give you a more youthful and refreshed look. Here at Healand, this medical procedure is performed by our qualified Save Face accredited medical practitioner. Therefore, you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider before undergoing treatment. Treatment Process: Step 1 Consultation: During your consultation, our medical practitioner will assess the lines on your forehead and discuss your goals with you. This assessment includes an upper facial expression exercise involving the elevator and depressor muscle groups. The process of the assessment will determine the best course of action for achieving your desired aesthetic goals. Step 2 Procedure: To reduce wrinkles on your forehead, Botox is injected into specific points using a fine needle. This procedure is quick and minimally invasive. Before starting the treatment, our medical professional will take consented imagery. They will then clean the injection area and mark it with a surgical marker to indicate the injection point. Step 3 Results: You should start noticing the effects within a few days, and full results should appear within a couple of weeks. The results are usually long-lasting, lasting for several months. If you are thinking about getting Botox treatment, it is vital to consult with our qualified medical practitioner who can evaluate your specific requirements, explain the procedure in detail, and offer personalised recommendations to help you achieve the desired results.

  • Dermal Fillers: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment Approaches at Healand

    Introduction Dermal fillers have gained immense popularity in recent years as they provide a non-invasive solution to address a range of aesthetic concerns, from wrinkles and fine lines to volume loss and facial asymmetry. These injectable treatments offer a quick and relatively painless way to rejuvenate the skin and restore a youthful appearance. In this article, we will explore the world of dermal fillers, discussing what they are, their types, and the treatment approaches that can help you achieve your desired results. What Are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are substances used for cosmetic purposes that are injected underneath the skin's surface. Their primary purpose is to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers provide an ideal alternative to surgical procedures like facelifts because they are minimally invasive, and there is little to no downtime. These fillers are usually made from natural or synthetic materials, and each type is designed to address specific concerns. The Common Types of Dermal Fillers treatments offered by Healand Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to address a range of skin concerns. The most commonly used type of filler is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. HA is a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. It is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to add volume to areas such as the lips and cheeks. Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers stimulate collagen production and provide longer-lasting results. They are typically used for deep wrinkles and restoring facial volume. Meanwhile, Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) fillers have collagen-stimulating properties and are known for improving skin texture over time. They are suitable for addressing volume loss. Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) fillers contain tiny, non-absorbable beads that provide long-lasting volume. They are primarily used for deep wrinkles and contouring. Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically, HA fillers are used for this purpose, and the filler is injected into the targeted area to smooth out lines and restore a more youthful look. Many people also seek dermal fillers to enhance the size and shape of their lips. HA fillers, such as the brand Teoxane commonly used to achieve natural-looking results. Additionally, fillers can add volume to the cheeks, giving the face a lifted and youthful appearance. This is often achieved with HA or CaHA fillers. Furthermore, under-eye rejuvenation can be achieved by injecting HA fillers into hollow under-eye areas or dark circles, which helps to restore volume and reduce the appearance of tiredness. Similarly, fillers can be used to soften nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin), ultimately creating a more youthful appearance. Conclusion Dermal fillers are a versatile and effective solution for addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns. The choice of filler and treatment approach depends on individual goals and the specific area to be treated. At Healand, we prioritise delivering a high level of care to our clients. Our qualified and experienced practitioners provide consultations to determine the appropriate type of filler and technique for your needs. Although dermal fillers are generally safe, it is crucial to choose a certified professional to ensure a successful and safe treatment experience that helps you achieve your desired aesthetic results.

  • Carboxytherapy: A Non-Invasive Solution for Skin Rejuvenation and Beyond

    Introduction Achieving youthful and radiant skin is a goal for many people, and to attain it, they have tried various cosmetic treatments and procedures. One of the innovative and non-invasive techniques that is gaining popularity is carboxytherapy. Originating from France, carboxytherapy involves the controlled administration of medical-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to different body parts for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating world of carboxytherapy, exploring its applications, benefits, and safety. Understanding Carboxytherapy Carboxytherapy, also known as CO2 therapy or carbon dioxide therapy, is a medical procedure that uses CO2 gas for therapeutic purposes. This minimally invasive treatment is administered through a specialised device that delivers a precise flow of CO2 gas via a thin needle or cannula into the targeted area. The body's tissues absorb the gas, which stimulates a variety of therapeutic responses. At Healand, Carboxytherapy is used to address various concerns. Skin Rejuvenation – Carboxytherapy is well-known for its skin rejuvenation benefits. This treatment involves injecting CO2 gas into the skin, which stimulates blood flow and oxygenation. This leads to an improvement in collagen production and overall skin quality. As a result, fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite are reduced, making it a popular choice for individuals who want a non-surgical facelift or body contouring. Stretch Marks – Carboxytherapy is often used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by promoting collagen synthesis and elastin production, which can significantly improve their appearance, especially when they are relatively new and still red or pink. Cellulite Reduction – Carboxytherapy can reduce cellulite by promoting fat metabolism and collagen remodelling, often combined with other body contouring treatments such as Radio Frequency. Hair Restoration - Some clinics offer carboxytherapy as a hair restoration solution. When injected into the scalp, CO2 can stimulate blood circulation and promote hair follicle health, potentially leading to thicker and healthier hair growth. Benefits of Carboxytherapy Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that does not require anaesthesia, incisions, or downtime. This means that patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure without any interruption. During carboxytherapy, patients may experience minimal discomfort with only mild tingling or warming sensations present, which are temporary and typically subside quickly. Overall, carboxytherapy is a safe and effective procedure for those looking for a non-invasive treatment option. Carboxytherapy is a versatile cosmetic treatment that can be used to address a range of concerns in different areas of the body. Unlike other treatments that rely on foreign substances, Carboxytherapy uses the body's natural processes, such as increased collagen production and improved blood circulation, to achieve its results. Safety Considerations Carboxytherapy is a safe procedure when performed by qualified medical professionals. At Healand, we take pride in guaranteeing that only highly experienced and trained medical practitioners perform this procedure. However, as with any medical procedure, there may be potential risks and side effects. These risks and side effects may include temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling at the site of injection. To minimise the possibility of experiencing these risks and side effects, it is essential to choose a reputable clinic like Healand Clinic and follow all post-treatment instructions provided by the medical practitioner. Conclusion Carboxytherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that shows promise in skin rejuvenation, stretch mark reduction, cellulite treatment, and even hair restoration. This procedure is versatile, safe, and minimally uncomfortable, making it a great option for those seeking cosmetic enhancements without surgery. However, it's important to consult with our qualified medical practitioners here at Healand to determine whether carboxytherapy is suitable for your specific needs and expectations before undergoing this medical treatment.

  • Carboxytherapy for Scarring: A Promising Approach to Skin Rejuvenation

    Introduction Scarring, whether from surgery, injury, or acne, can have a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and confidence. Many people look for effective methods to reduce the appearance of scars and improve their skin texture. Carboxytherapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that involves injecting controlled amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas into the skin, and it has emerged as a promising solution for scar treatment and skin rejuvenation. In this article, we will explore the various applications, benefits, and potential results of carboxytherapy in treating different types of scarring. Understanding Carboxytherapy for Scarring Carboxytherapy, also known as CO2 therapy or carbon dioxide therapy, is a medical procedure that uses carbon dioxide gas for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. This treatment is applied to scar tissue, which in turn triggers several beneficial mechanisms that help improve the appearance of scars. How Carboxytherapy Works for Scarring Carboxytherapy involves the use of CO2 gas to stimulate blood flow in the treated area. This leads to an increased circulation of oxygen and essential nutrients to the skin, which aids in the healing process and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. One of the main causes of scar formation is an imbalance of collagen. Carboxytherapy helps to encourage the synthesis of new collagen fibres, which in turn helps to repair and remodel scar tissue, resulting in smoother and more natural-looking skin. Keloid scars, which can be quite challenging to treat, are characterised by raised or hypertrophic tissue. CO2 gas can help to break down this fibrous tissue, making it particularly beneficial for treating keloid scars. Applications of Carboxytherapy for Scarring Dealing with acne scars can be a frustrating experience for people who have had acne in the past. Fortunately, carboxytherapy is an effective solution for both atrophic (indented) and hypertrophic (raised) acne scars. It works by promoting collagen production and tissue remodelling, which reduces the visibility of scars. Post-surgery scars, such as those that result from breast augmentation or C-sections, can also benefit from carboxytherapy. The treatment can flatten and soften surgical scars, making them less noticeable. If you have scars resulting from accidents or injuries, carboxytherapy can help minimise their visibility. By promoting natural healing processes, the treatment can reduce the appearance of traumatic scars. Benefits of Carboxytherapy for Scarring Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical procedure that doesn't require any incisions or anaesthesia. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment as it doesn't cause any downtime. Although patients may feel a mild warming sensation during the procedure, it is generally well-tolerated, and the discomfort is minimal. After a series of carboxytherapy sessions, patients often notice a visible improvement in the appearance of scars, resulting in smoother and more even-toned skin. When performed by trained professionals, carboxytherapy has a favourable safety profile, and side effects are usually minimal and temporary. Patients may experience slight redness or bruising at the injection site, which subsides quickly. Conclusion Carboxytherapy is an exciting advancement in non-invasive cosmetic treatments for scarring. It uses the body's natural healing mechanisms to help improve the appearance of scars caused by acne, surgery, or trauma. While the results may vary depending on the type and severity of the scar, carboxytherapy has shown its potential to enhance skin texture and boost confidence. To get the best approach for your specific needs and goals, it is advisable to consult with our medical practitioner here Healand if you are considering carboxytherapy for scar treatment.

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