Dr Sanjay Gheyi is a full time
Clinical director and Laser Surgeon and uses lasers, botox and ?llers
in his everyday clinical practice. He personally administers thousands
of laser and injectable procedures each year offering a high quality
local service at an affordable price.
My personal awareness of Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic is borne from the
excellent results my partner Tracey DeAbreu (Publisher of The Wroxham
& Coltishall Book) has enjoyed with her personal treatments in the
past. I ?rst met Dr Gheyi when I visited the surgery with Tracey and
mentioned my thoughts about one day getting some ‘man treatment!’
By this I meant I wanted to reduce a few lines and hopefully look slightly
less tired. I mean, mentally I felt energised but my face didn’t
always show it too many long business days over the years I guess! Being
frank, by the time you hit the age of 50 you have already lived a bit
and weathered accordingly haven’t you? Hardly surprising some
of us could do with a tidy up then!
During my consultation at the clinics nice new premises at Bure House,
Rectory Road, Horstead, Dr Gheyi took some ‘before’ photographs
and discussed my options. He genuinely wanted to know what I was most
interested in ?xing; I told him my frown lines were too prominent and
I sometimes appeared to look tired even when I didn’t actually
think I was! I am a business provider of psychology based Peak Performance
training programmes and whichever way I thought about it; my personal
appearance during one to one client meetings and presentations in client’s
boardrooms really does matter. Now was the time to take action!
I’d heard of Botox as a brand name –
Dr Gheyi actually recommended a variant called Dysport
so I booked to have my forehead done. After all, I ?gured if it was
alright for music mogul Simon Cowell who is the same age as me then
it should at least be worth a try!
On forehead treatment day it was so simple; I was expecting a certain
level of pain. Forget that – it’s nothing more than a quick
dab of numbing solution and in my case 15 small jabs that you can barely
sense. “…and you didn’t even ?inch!” as Dr Gheyi
commented. The treatment takes a few days to kick in, and when it does
it feels slightly tingly that’s all. Bit like the sensation you
get when you ?rst consume alcohol. A few weeks on, and I have become
used to not being able to frown very easily – so that’s
a pretty good thing in itself! The lines still exist, but are greatly
reduced. I could always have another top-up session and add dermal ?ller
if I wish…
Following my forehead injections I opted to tackle the tired looking
skin around my eyes. Being a modern day man (!?) I do use a moisturiser
each day containing a SPF 15 factor. Yep, good Stu that is family members
always know what to buy me for a birthday or Christmas gift! This ‘taking
care of yourself’ thing is a serious business you know! Anyway,
in spite of regularly using moisturising cream I still had tired skin.
Dr Gheyi trains and invests in the very latest leading edge equipment
here at Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic and as I was about to ?nd out, the
tool used for fractional laser resurfacing
(Dot Therapy) is an amazing piece of kit!
In my case, two sessions three weeks apart were scheduled. On treatment
day I drove myself to the surgery and received the usual warm welcome
from Dr Gheyi and his staff. I arrived 45 minutes prior to the actual
laser treatment so I could have a numbing cream applied to the eye area.
That’s easy; you just look like a panda for a few minutes while
you read a magazine or watch a TV video from the leather sofa in the
relaxed environment here.
Moving into the immaculate surgery and preparing for treatment, eye
drops are applied to numb the eye. This is totally pain free and cools
the eyes. Protective contact style lenses are gently placed under each
eyelid to maximise safety. Once the laser is applied, you feel a tingling
A small suction pipe takes away removed skin and odour during the process.
You are aware of the facial area being addressed and mid-treatment Dr
Gheyi asked me to rank the level of pain on a scale of 1 to 10. I called
it a ‘5 out of 10’ and he continued around my upper and
lower eye lid and the area below my eyes checking for symmetry. The
session lasted around 10 minutes; I had the contact lenses removed and
my face cleansed.
I was offered a hand mirror straight away so I could see what I looked
like. All I noticed was a series of white dots – nothing as bad
as I expected – but straight away it was obvious the upper eyelids
had already tightened! I even watched a short video clip of my own treatment
which was interesting. I drank water and rested a short while before
safely driving home with a cold pack ready to apply when I got back
home.My second treatment was scheduled three weeks after the ?rst; I
knew exactly what to expect – it was simply a repeat session!
Once again, Dr Gheyi took time to carefully discuss my treatment in
line with the detailed images he had stored on his high quality computer
screen. This time I opted for a slightly more aggressive strength of
treatment after which Dr Gheyi diplomatically told me that I had “been
Post treatment I found the best way to calm and rehydrate the skin was
to apply Aqueous Cream with calamine. I used Optrex eye drops to bring
some welcome soothing to my eyes – an absolutely wonderful feeling
when you’re desperately trying not to rub your eyes!
Further treatment was given to reduce
some of my deeper forehead lines by injecting ?ller along the well formed
grooves! This involved a single session and was quick – just a
few minutes. The improved results could be seen the very next day; the
lines were still visible, but greatly reduced. Brilliant stu!
By this time my Botox needed a top up, so this was completed with another
15 small jabs. Once again, really straightforward – to make a
simple comparison, your regular haircut probably takes longer!
Looking at my personal results a few weeks later I can report I am absolutely
delighted with the improvement in appearance. Now the collagen has started
to regenerate the skin around my eyes the appearance is even smoother.
I am very pleased I had this nonsurgical treatment and would recommend
it to anyone. Many friends, colleagues and clients have recently observed
that look a bit more relaxed – and given what I set out to achieve,
those comments are great to hear!
and you can access to an amazing amount of information about all the
services available to you – content includes lots of video clips
so you can clearly see what is involved. There is little ‘mystique’;
things are very transparent here! Dr Gheyi likes his patients to be
treated on a very personal basis and for you to get exactly what you
Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic, Bure House, Rectory Road, Horstead, Norwich,
NR12 7EP can be can be contacted on: 0800 0430737.