Riverbanks Clinic Blog - Non-surgical cosmetics


By Ravi Jain on Sunday, November 29, 2015
There’s a perception that you get a double chin because you’re either overweight or old!  However, lots of people get double chins who are not carrying excess pounds and are still in the prime of life – what can they do?
By Ravi Jain on Sunday, November 22, 2015
The British Bulldog is something of an icon – often associated with Winston Churchill’s stoic approach to WWII.  However, no man wants to be compared with a bulldog when it comes to his looks – jowls are not something to boast about!
By Ravi Jain on Monday, November 09, 2015

What are they? Why would I need them? What do they do? Where can I get them?

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, October 25, 2015
It’s only October, but Christmas is just two months away – and, if you want to be in shape for the party season the countdown needs to start NOW!  Is your body in Little Black Dress shape?
By Ravi Jain on Sunday, October 18, 2015
Lasers are used for many different applications in industry, at home, in the office and, of course, in cosmetic treatments.  Cosmetic treatments using lasers can reduce or remove acne scars, dark marks and blemishes on the skin, hair in all areas of the body and blood blisters.  And each of these treatments use lasers in different ways.
By Ravi Jain on Sunday, October 11, 2015

If you are losing the definition along your jawline, getting Deputy Dawg droopy jowls or suffering from a double chin it’s not the end of the world – but you do need to take action.

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, October 04, 2015

As you get older your brows drop, giving your eyes a ‘hooded’ appearance.  People do get good results from Botox®, but if you are wary of Botox or just don’t like needles, there’s a great alternative – Ultherapy.

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, September 27, 2015

When you start to lose that youthful freshness, it’s time to take action.  Of course there are many treatments that can push back the years and restore a plumped out, smooth and youthful skin – but which one do you choose?

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Botox gets a lot of bad press; there are the reports that it causes your face to be immobile stopping you from having any kind of expression – and the stories of Botox-gone-wrong are all over the internet.  Don’t believe everything you read!

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, September 06, 2015
We’re not suggesting lengthening your neck, but restoring that youthful smooth look that lets you display your neck and decollatage without worrying about the wrinkles. 
By Ravi Jain on Sunday, August 30, 2015

As you get older your skin starts to relax and that often results in those unattractive jowls appearing at either side of your chin.  No matter how well you’ve looked after yourself over the years, some people find they appear regardless.  They are a sure sign of the passing years – but, if you could get rid of them, without surgery – wouldn’t that be amazing?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, August 24, 2015

A few days sunshine can dry out your skin – and if you’ve been sunning yourself in a warm climate, you may feel relaxed and refreshed, but your skin will almost certainly need a boost.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new school term isn’t far off and families everywhere are busily getting ready – with new school kit.  But what happens if your teenager doesn’t want to go back to school because they’re suffering from a bad outbreak of acne?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, August 17, 2015
Liposuction is a serious operation – complete with anaesthetic, scars, bruising and a hospital stay while your body recovers.  It’s not a step that should ever be taken without a great deal of thought.  However, you can get results that are comparable with liposuction using fat freezing. 
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, August 13, 2015

The sun makes you glow with health – a bit of colour always makes you look better – or does it?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, August 10, 2015

As you get older and your muscles lose their tone you can find your eyebrows have relaxed over your eyelids, creating a ‘hooded’ look to your eyes.  A brow lift opens your eyes up and gives you a younger, brighter look.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, August 06, 2015

When the beautiful profile you had in your youth starts to blur it’s time to take action – but what?

If you’ve developed – dare we say it? – jowls – it’s a sign that your skin tone and the underlying tissues aren’t what they used to be.  If your profile has lost that lovely defined jawline and your neck seems to start just under your chin (or you’ve developed a double chin), it tells people you’re no longer in the first flush of youth.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, August 03, 2015
How you look affects how you feel.  But then how you feel also affects how you look – so which comes first?  Does it make a difference when people keep paying your compliments?
By Ravi Jain on Saturday, August 01, 2015

With the new Comfort Mode employed at Riverbank Wellness Clinics, Ultherapy is no longer an uncomfortable experience. We explain why.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you either don’t like the idea of undergoing surgery or you just don’t feel that a facelift is justified, then the very latest treatment will give you a natural facelift, pain free and no downtime.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, July 27, 2015
When you meet someone you look at their eyes and their mouth, so it’s no wonder that people are very self-conscious about lines and sagging in both these areas.  Whether you call them laughter lines, wrinkles or marionette lines, they are visible evidence that tracks your years.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, July 20, 2015
As you get older those little lines around your upper lip appear.  Lips lose their fullness and lines appear at the corners of your mouth – and people do look at your mouth when you meet them.  So what can you do?
By Ravi Jain on Friday, July 17, 2015

The latest word in the world of health is ‘wellness’.  Despite the huge leaps that medicine has made over the last few decades, the best way to enjoy a long and active life is to be proactive about your health.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, July 13, 2015
When you pack your bags for the annual summer break you want to be sure you’re really ready to relax and enjoy yourself.  You don’t want to be self-conscious when the sun comes out and you want reveal your beach body.
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, July 09, 2015

A few warm days and suddenly everyone is talking about hydration.  The obvious answer to being dehydrated is to drink more, but it takes four hours before the pint of water you drink really filters right through your system.

By Ravi Jain on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Wimbledon has seen some mega-temperatures and there was even talk of stopping the women’s matches if the temperatures got too high.  Whilst women have less water in their bodies than men, the level of exertion means that professional tennis players sweat a lot during a match – just watch the towels being handed to and fro.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, July 02, 2015
Whether you’re planning a ‘staycation’ or heading for warmer shores you want to be able to wear your best beachwear without being permanently swamped in a kaftan or wrap to hide the bulges!
By Ravi Jain on Monday, June 29, 2015

There’s an assumption that men who look after their skin and have anti-aging treatments are vain, gay or famous!  However, in today’s world medical science can now keep us alive for longer so it makes sense to look after ourselves – whether male or female.

By Ravi Jain on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sharon Stone led the Galderma Proof in Real Life campaign where one of each pair of ten sets of twins received dermal fillers, Skinboosters or both.  Can you tell which twin had the treatment?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, June 22, 2015
So many people think that dermal fillers are something that is very much a women’s choice to enhance their looks – but more and more men are discovering the advantages of subtle enhancements.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, June 15, 2015

When you’re busy it’s easy to find lots of reasons for not getting to the gym – and when you force yourself to drag on your gym kit you can come out feeling exhausted.  Why do you feel you’re running on empty?

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, June 11, 2015

If you listen to the gossip when celebrities appear in the print and on TV you’ll almost certainly hear conversations along the lines of:

“She’s got to have had work done.”

“She says she hasn’t.”

“She must have had Botox, her forehead doesn’t move!”

By Ravi Jain on Monday, June 08, 2015
Galderma research, test and manufacture the top quality Restylane dermal fillers, Emervel and Skinboosters – all of which we use at Riverbanks Wellness.  They’ve joined forces with Sharon Stone to demonstrate that aesthetic treatments don’t result in an immobile, plastic face that screams ‘I’ve had my face done!’
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, June 04, 2015

This is the coolest treatment for summer to get rid of those chubby bits so you can appear in your swimwear with confidence.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, June 01, 2015

When you’ve been a saint all year watching the calories, eating healthy food and keeping up with your exercise schedule it can be infuriating if, when you play volleyball in your swimsuit, there are jiggly bits.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, May 28, 2015

When you need to restore your skin to its youthful best you need to be sure that you choose the right treatments FOR YOU.  There are dozens of treatments – but without expert advice you could be disappointed with the results.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, May 25, 2015

You can’t stop the clock and the evidence of their passing shows up on your skin.  Wrinkles, that papery/crepey look, deeper lines around your features and loss of that youthful glow.  But you can improve the situation with a little help from Riverbanks!

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, May 14, 2015
We all want to have that beautiful smooth complexion, but life and our genes often combine to leave our skin less than perfect.  It’s time to give your skin a boost.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, May 11, 2015
When the sun comes out you want your skin to reflect the glow, not look dull, dry and pale.  Your skin is most visible on your face, it’s where most people look when they meet you – does yours have that healthy glow?
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, May 07, 2015

Even the top models have things that they don’t like about their face or body.  Many of them have had treatment to correct what they perceive as flaws, whether that’s a nose job or a breast lift.  When we see them strut out onto the catwalk or gazing into the camera from our favourite magazines, they’ve been primped and preened by expert make-up artists and hairdressers – how can ordinary people compete in the beauty stakes?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, May 04, 2015

Every patient is different and what works for one person may not be the best solution for another.  If your best friend has had dermal filler treatments and looks amazing it’s definitely worth exploring, but you may find that a different treatment will achieve better results for you. 


By Ravi Jain on Monday, April 20, 2015
If you have a mole anywhere visible, you’ll probably be very aware of it and that people are noticing it. 
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you haven’t heard of the film, Frozen, you must have been living on Mars for the last couple of years.  The full length cartoon film features two sisters who are also Princesses – and who has ever seen a fat Princess (unless you count Fiona, from Shrek – and even she was slim and beautiful in her human form)?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, April 13, 2015

When you look in the mirror when you’re getting dressed – and that smooth curve from armpit to knee is interrupted by chubby bumps, isn’t it frustrating?

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, April 09, 2015

Hollywood has discovered Reviv – and now you can too!  This amazing hydration system provides the stars with an instant boost to keep them hydrated at an enhanced level.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, April 06, 2015

Before you get too excited we are not recommending that you rush out at the first sign of sun and ‘cook’ your body.  If you’ve read our articles over the years you’ll know that a sunscreen is absolutely essential to protect your skin – SPF30 as a minimum.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, April 02, 2015

The latest in giving you the boost your busy lifestyle needs.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, March 30, 2015

The spring flowers are blossoming and summer is not far away – is your body ready for summer?  Can you strip down to swimwear with confidence?

By Ravi Jain on Monday, March 16, 2015
Most people want a smooth, unblemished skin that is bursting with health, so when a visible lump or bump appears we feel everyone is focused on that.  When you’ve developed a mole on your face it can make you extremely self-conscious and zap your confidence.
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, March 12, 2015
Don’t worry – this is not a weather report!  In fact, it’s been in the news that we’re getting European weather so you’ll want to be looking fabulous to wear those summer clothes, leg-revealing playsuits and swimwear that show off your arms, legs and middle.  If you’ve got a few extra pounds in places you’d rather not, freezing is the answer.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s official – CoolTech is cool!

Fat Freezing is the latest non-invasive way to get rid of those last few excess pounds.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, March 02, 2015
You know how some days your skin looks great and on others it just looks tired?  It can be hard to work out what makes that difference, but a radiant skin is hydrated, glowing with health and reflects the light.  A tired skin has little volume, tends to sag and line and absorbs the light.
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, February 26, 2015
If you have dry skin fine lines will appear earlier than people who have a more oily skin.  Even with a good skin care regime, if you suffer with a dry skin type you will see laughter lines appearing beside your eyes and other natural lines on your face deepening.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, February 23, 2015
Dermal fillers are a safe, non-surgical way to turn back the clock a few years by smoothing out the lines that develop over time.  It’s a much less invasive treatment than a surgical face lift and doesn’t involve the pain of surgery, the risk that always accompanies a general anaesthetic or considerable time in recovery and scarring
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, February 19, 2015

There are many different dermal fillers and their role is primarily to fill the lines that develop on your face, to add volume and give you that smooth, healthy looking skin that you had naturally when you were younger.  

By Ravi Jain on Monday, February 16, 2015

There have been so many horror stories about Botox® treatments that you could be forgiven for having misgivings.  News features about the awful results some people have experienced aren’t very helpful for anyone who is looking for help to iron out their lines and get back the smoother contours of their youth.

By Ravi Jain on Friday, February 06, 2015
‘Tweaked not tucked seems to be the aesthetic ideal amongst us Brits judging by new statistics from BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) which looked at the year on year trend 2014 compared to 2013.
By Ravi Jain on Thursday, February 05, 2015
Very few people have a perfect skin, most people have blemishes, as you get older lines deepen and, if you’ve suffered from skin conditions such as acne, you may have scars.  If the condition of your skin makes you feel self-conscious you don’t have to ‘grin and bear it’; that’s where laser skin resurfacing really comes into its own.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, February 02, 2015

Those words ‘unsightly fat’ conjure up jiggly, flabby areas – and, even apparently slim people can suffer from retained fat.  Fat removal isn’t always just about dieting carefully and working out regularly, sometimes you need a helping hand.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, January 29, 2015

When how you look is important you know that, unless you’re very, very lucky, it’s going to take work.  You need to watch what you eat, take regular exercise, drink plenty of water and watch that waistline like a hawk.  The challenge is that sometimes, no matter how much effort you put in, the results fall short of what you want.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, January 26, 2015

If you’re a woman visible hair on the face is, frankly, embarrassing.  Plucking, waxing, depilatory creams and shaving are only ever a temporary solution.  Electrolysis and most laser systems are painful – so what can you do?

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tony Soprano doesn’t work for us, but the Soprano Laser Hair Removal System does!  If you’re suffering from recurring facial hair (or unwanted hair anywhere else on your body) it’s an amazing pain-free system and has permanent results.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, January 19, 2015

If you find that exposing your middle is, frankly, embarrassing you are probably suffering from either love handles round your waist or muffin top – that unattractive roll that sits over your waistband. 

You don’t have to be overweight to suffer from these annoying chubby bits, they’re typical of fatty deposits that, once acquired seem to be impossible to shift!

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, January 15, 2015
If you’ve just launched a get fit, trim down and look fabulous campaign, it’s easy to get discouraged if you don’t get the results you’ve been hoping for.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an attempt to get rid of a few over-indulgence generated pounds or kilos, or your annual ‘get ready for the summer’ regime, there are often areas that resist your efforts to banish the bulges.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, January 05, 2015

If you've thought about dermal fillers to enhance your looks, you could be forgiven for being concerned with all the press coverage of treatments that have gone wrong.  In unqualified hands any treatment carries significant risk – that’s why Riverbanks Clinic has a qualified physician to ensure that our patients get the best possible care.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, December 29, 2014

It’s impossible to avoid the fact that as you get older your skin loses its elasticity.  The constant movement of your facial muscles creates lines where once the skin bounced back to its smooth appearance.  They’re called laughter lines, but whatever you call them, they’re visible evidence of the years passing - but you don't have to put up with this; a dermal filler will help to restore a more youthful look.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, December 22, 2014

Botulinum Toxin – often referred to as Botox – has been around for many years and is popular with celebrities as a way to keep their youthful looks and remove the lines that result from aging.  It’s accessible for everyone, but in the wrong hands you can end up with that ‘frozen face’ look instead of simply looking younger, fresher and losing those frown and laughter lines.

Botulinum Toxin (we call it ‘Botox’, but that is actually a trade name) has a number of applications, both medical and cosmetic.  Let’s look at the cosmetic uses and how it can help.
By Ravi Jain on Monday, December 15, 2014

If you’re looking for a way to smooth out some of the lines that have appeared on your face, ‘Botox’ may be something you’ve considered.  However, it doesn’t always get the best press and we’ve all seen celebrities who have overdone it, or had poor treatments that make their faces look frozen, so it may seem something of a risk.  If you're thinking about it - you want to be sure you're making the right decision.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, November 24, 2014

Skin peels at medical level are much more effective than what is possible in a salon.  Many of our patients have already tried skin peels that haven't been successful - until they come to us!  Read on to discover what a medical skin peel can do.

By Ravi Jain on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Our Medical Director, Dr Ravi Jain, has been closely involved with the development of the latest technology in removing stubborn fat deposits.  Read more about Fat Freezing and the fantastic results ... 

By Ravi Jain on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Following the huge success of our trial we are now taking bookings for the CoolTech® fat freezing system which really does shave inches off your waistline.

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By Ravi Jain on Monday, January 14, 2013

Riverbanks clinic is multi-award winning clinic specialising in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics.

By Ravi Jain on Monday, April 16, 2012
Many women really want to improve the appearance of their lips but are understandably very scared about looking like a duck, especially after the well publicised disasters effecting Leslie Ash and Pete Burns to name a couple of unfortunate celebrities.

There are generally 3 types of requests for lip fillers at Riverbanks Clinc, voted Best Cosmetic Clinic in the UK since 2009.

Boost Lip Volume Remove smokers lines Define the lip border & reduce lipstick bleed

Younger patients tend to go for a large boost in lip volume, and with these treatments there is generally a bit of swelling which can last for a couple of days, depending on which dermal filler is used. At Riverbanks we only recommend using hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Emervel or Restylane. Each of these brands has a wide range of lip fillers designed to give results you want. We find that there is least...
By Ravi Jain on Monday, March 05, 2012
Nicola was very kind and allowed us to film her treatment with restylane perlane by Dr Ravi Jain. She wanted a general boost around her mouth area and this was all done in a few minutes at The Riverbanks Clinic.

Watch her video testimonial here:

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