Life Improving Cosmetic Surgery

How to stop snoring? This is the questioned asked by 40% of men and 30% of women who snore from time to time.

More concerning is that more than 10% of regular snorers suffer from a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, where breathing stops repeatedly due to relaxed throat muscles. Sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Common sleep apnea signs and symptoms are snoring or gasping during sleep, reduced or absent breathing and sleepiness. Undiagnosed or untreated sleep apnea prevents restful sleep and can cause complications that may affect many parts of the body.

Snoring occurs when air can’t move freely through the nose and mouth during sleep because the soft palate, tongue and throat relax and narrow. Fluttering of the soft palate tends to cause the snoring noise. Snoring can take its toll on relationships as one person’s snoring often means problems sleeping for two as it not only causes tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples.

The solution is Snore Stop Laser, available at Academy Laser Clinics, the procedure is a quick and effective laser treatment to reduce snoring symptoms. The laser is used on the soft palate to regenerate and tighten mucosal surfaces, which tightens and shortens the soft palate, reducing vibrations.

Snore Stop Laser is a highly effective treatment for people who suffer from the consequences of snoring and nearly all patients will experience a noticeable improvement in their symptoms following completion of the recommended 4 treatments.

Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after each treatment.

THE TREATMENT PROCESS

An initial confidential doctor’s consultation is the first step. During the consultation the patient is examined, run through a Stop-Bang questionnaire and are examined which enables their Mallampati score to be calculated. The Mallampati test comprises a visual assessment of the distance from the tongue base to the roof of the mouth, and therefore the amount of space in which there is to work.

If a patient is suitable for Snore Stop Laser, they can start their first treatment immediately after the consultation. The treatment is a fast and painless, the laser is passed across the soft palate a few times. Treatment usually involves four 10-15 minute sessions to ensure full coverage of the palate.

RESULTS

Patients can return to normal daily activities immediately after treatment as there is no down time. Although results differ from patient to patient nearly all the patients experience a substantial reduction in their symptoms.

50% of men aged between 40 and 65 years suffer from some level of erectile dysfunction. CALIBRE Clinic has developed the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection program aimed at regenerating penile tissue and allowing men to enjoy long term healthy erection and erectile function.

CALIBRE clinic uses the advanced EmCyte PurePRP II for re-injection PRP Therapy during this cell separation process inflammatory white blood cells and red blood cells are removed, while the platelets, monocytes and other nutrients are carefully concentrated, creating the treatment which is re-injected into the body in precise amounts.

ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

The procedure commences with a private doctor’s consultation. This is to to identify the cause of erectile dysfunction by assessing the patient’s current medications, weight, lifestyle, psychology, illness and hormone balance and to ensure the correct treatment.

The next part of the procedure is a blood sample which is centrifuged using the state of the art equipment where the blood is double spun to precisely extract the required components, including platelets and monocytes. This process takes 20-30 minutes. These components are used to stimulate growth factors and stem cells leading to regeneration of the penile tissue.

After the sample has been centrifuged an anesthetic cream is applied to the penis and the concentrate PRP is injected into the the areas of the penis which are most important for blood flow. This process takes 10 minutes and during this time patients will experience swelling and inflammation which will subside in 48 hours.

Post treatment care and advise should be followed carefully. The area will be swollen for about 48 hours as well as being slightly bruised and tender. The area needs to be kept clean for at least a week and patients should refrain from sexual activity for three days after their treatment.

RESULTS

In the first seven days patients will see that the penis skin appears more hydrated, tissue regeneration starts after 3-4 weeks. Several sessions can be scheduled 4-8 weeks apart.

Results remain noticeable for over a year and an annual top up session is recommended to continue enjoying the benefits of the PRP procedure.

Results vary from patient to patient depending upon individual circumstances and the causes of erectile dysfunction. These factors will be discussed during your initial consultation.

  1. PRP AT ACADEMY FACE AND BODY

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Shot is an intimate procedure available at Academy Face and Body called The O-Shot® the procedure can assist women by increasing sensitivity and desire, rejuvenating vaginal skin and helping with sexual intimacy. This treatment is aimed at women with low libido who have difficulty reaching orgasm or becoming aroused and are concerned with the appearance of their vulva skin.

HOW THE PROCEDURE WORKS

The procedure begins with a consultation where a clinician will discuss the treatment in detail. The procure starts with numbing cream being applied to the area whilst a sample of blood is taken.The blood sample is centrifuged to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma which will be injected into the patient. This process takes about 20 minutes. During this time the numbing cream is given time to work.

In addition to the numbing cream, local anaesthetic is used during the procedure. The injected Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates stem cells resulting in tissue repair, regeneration and rejuvenation. The procedure takes about an hour from consultation to finish.

RESULTS

This is designed as a no down-time procedure. It is recommended patients abstain from sexual activity for 2-3 days.