Hearing with Confidence with Helen Atkins FDsc MSHAA Fully Qualified & Registered Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser.
Our aim is to restore confidence, in our patients, allowing them to live a rich, active and fulfilling life unaffected by hearing loss.
- Free Hearing Assessments & Advise
- Home visits available
- Wax Removal
- Competitive pricing on all makes of hearing aids, accessories & repairs
- Complete aftercare package
- Nearby parking available & Disabled access
Common signs of hearing loss
For most people hearing loss is gradual and you hardly notice it, but you do notice somethings. Conversations becomes harder to follow and makes you tired, and you do forget about some of the small sounds that enrich your everyday life, like birds singing. It is often family members who notice first.
- Frequently having to ask people to repeat themselves
- Having trouble hearing in noisy or busy places
- Misunderstanding conversations
- Finding that people are mumbling
- Increasing the volume on the television
- Avoiding social situations
Here at Confidence we promote regular hearing assessments from the age of 40 to map out any deterioration and offer solutions at an earlier stage to give more success in the long term.
Confidence have now added a full range of medical and non- medical skin care treatments to compliment the Dental & Wellbeing care of their patients. All treatments have been carefully selected to include superior grade products to give the best results for both men and woman.
We offer Deep Facial Cleansing, Facial Peels, Microneedling, and specialised care for Teenage/Hormonal Skin.
ZO Facial & Skin Care by Dr DR ZEIN OBAGI
Nearly three decades ago, Dr. Zein Obagi redefined skincare to include the concept of creating and maintaining healthy skin instead of only treating skin disease. This new philosophy led to the development of some of the most widely recognized skincare products and solutions recommended by physicians. Dr. Obagi, has redefined the concept of skin health to include comprehensive solutions that bridge the gap between therapeutics and maintaining truly healthy skin. https://zo-skinhealth.co.uk/
- Improve skin function
- Prevent premature ageing
- Environmental protection
- Treat skin conditions & chronic conditions
* Products purchased cannot be returned unless faulty
Using Skin Health Solutions product range by epiderma5 is an established and popular British skincare company. It specialises in light skin peels and homecare products. Safe, effective & non-irritating peel to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that cause a dull complexion & blocked pores. Your practitioner will carry out an in depth skin assessment before treatment begins. Using an SPF following a glycolic peel is a must. There is no downtime or peeling following this treatment.
Skin Health Solutions are exclusive distributors for this scientifically developed brand, meeting the needs of aesthetic practitioners and their clients.
* Products purchased cannot be returned unless faulty
Microneedling & Dermafix Auto Needling Therapy
Derma rolling now leads the way in skin rejuvenation. Rolling the skin with the tiny needles causes the skin to heal itself, releasing new collagen cells.
- Improve texture, tone, pores fine lines & wrinkles
- Achieve clearer smoother brighter skin
- Tighten, firm, plump & hydrate
- Improve appearance of pigmentation & acne scarring
Galvanic Supercleanse & High Frequency Facial
A facial for all skin types. This facial is deep cleansing using rollers with mild electro therapy. It penetrates deeply into the skin flushing the pores clean. Hydration & collagen are then pushed back into the skin.
Anti-wrinkle injections use botulinum toxin (b.tox) in tiny amounts to relax muscles. These injections are most commonly used in the upper face to smooth the skin and produce a fresher, younger appearance.
The injections can also be used to:
- Correct high smile lines (gummy smiles)
- Reduce wrinkles on the chin
- Turn up the corners of the mouth
- Reduce excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the hands, feet, back, forehead
- Reduce tension headaches
- Reduce the force of muscles in grinding/clenching the teeth
These injections will only work on dynamic lines, which show up when we make facial movements. They will not work on static lines like those caused by sun damage.
Treatment takes less than 10 minutes and is administered via tiny relatively painless injections into the above areas. The treatment takes about 2-3 days to start working into the muscle and the full effects are seen 2-3 weeks after treatment. On average it lasts from 3-9 months, however with repeated courses the effects last longer.
These treatments are very popular worldwide and the toxin we use is one of the safest drugs on the market. It has been used for more than 20 years in the medical field and has undergone years of clinical testing. As a result, it has been granted a licence in the UK from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for the temporary improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
When administered correctly, side effects are very rare and temporary. These may include some redness at the site of injection, very occasionally a small bruise, eye brow drooping (very rare) and allergy. Most people have no side effects at all.
This treatment is not suitable if you have any of these conditions:
- A known allergy to B.Tox
- Active infection at the injection site
- Neurological disorders (ALS, myasthenia gravis, Lambert Eaton Syndrome)
- Bleeding disorders or on anticoagulation therapy
- Recent general anaesthetic
- About to undergo an operation
- Taking aminoglycoside antibiotics
Dermal fillers are popular treatments for permanent static wrinkles and facial lines. They can also be used to enhance features (lips, nose, cheeks or jaw line) or to increase volume and definition to areas which have lost it (tear troughs, chin or temples).
There are a number of reasons why our skin loses its elasticity and structure – weather, pollution, stress, ageing or weight loss. On top of this our skin contains a moisture-retaining compound, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which declines with age. This combination causes sagging and hollowing of the face which leads to lines and volume loss.
The dermal fillers that we use contain HA to replace this loss. It acts a space filler and a hydrator by moisturising the skin from the inside out. This helps give it elasticity and tone.
The most common areas where dermal fillers are used includes:
- Lips (for volume and smoothing ‘smokers lines’)
- Jaw line
- Tear troughs
- Marionette lines
- Filling in scars
Samantha will see you initially for an assessment to talk to you about what you would like to achieve, go through your medical history and explain the procedure. When a treatment plan has been agreed, you can book in for treatment. Treatment is carried out once the area has been numbed with a topical solution for twenty minutes. Samantha uses the cannula technique for the majority of her treatments as it is the safest technique available. As well as being safe, the cannula technique reduced post-operative pain, increases healing after treatment and minimises the formation of scar tissue.
Depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the treatment you should expect to be in the chair for approximately 20-30 minutes.
The results will be immediate and your skin will look plumper and fresher straight away. There will be a small-moderate amount of swelling which you should expect to decrease over the next 3-4 days. Once this has subsided you’ll be able to see the end results.
The HA fillers which Samantha uses will last between 6-12 months depending on the individual and area treated.
The possible side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tightness. These may last up to 7-10 days, however most clients experience minimal or no side effects.