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Rolling back the years - Do injectables deliver?

Rolling back the years - Do injectables deliver?

So, the key question I am often asked is, “Can aesthetic injections help with this inevitable deterioration?”

I am as devoted to wearing sunscreen as I am to brushing my teeth

Do we really need to be wearing a daily SPF regardless of the weather and if we are just going to be inside all day?

Fillers And Why I Love Them

When patients come in for consultation and specifically say they don’t want fillers, their reasons are more often than not based on misconceptions and myth.

Autumn Skin Care - 3 Top Treatments To Rejuvenate Your Skin

Are you ready to embrace an Autumn Skin Care regime to help tackle some of the signs of premature skin ageing?

How different is female skin from male skin?

When it comes to our skin men and women differ quite dramatically, especially when we look at how the skin ages. Here is a brief guide to the main ways in which our skin is different from each other’s.

Autumn – the perfect season for an aesthetic treatment!

As Summer fades and Autumn approaches, it’s a time for digging out your warm clothes from the wardrobe, enjoying the great outdoors in its red, orange and gold glory, and treating your skin to a little TLC after a long summer in the sunshine.

Facial Scrubs and Peel-off masks – are they actually damaging your skin?

As we age, our skin becomes less efficient at shedding old skin cells, causing them to build up and give the appearance of a dull and lacklustre complexion. Gentle and light exfoliation can help to clear away some of this build up...

5 ways to reduce stress and anxiety in your life

Tackle the problem head on by reducing wrinkle-causing stress and anxiety with these tips.

Ageing factors to avoid and ways to improve your skin

There are plenty of options available to reduce stress levels and leave us looking good and feeling great, from wrinkle treatments to meditation. We look at some of the key factors that cause us to age and the ways you can combat these.

Stress and anxiety are the biggest cause of ageing in Surrey and the South East

A recent poll of over 1,000 women, who live in Surrey and the South East, has revealed that the majority believe stress and anxiety have aged them the most since turning 30.

Pre-Wedding Skincare tips if you’re getting married this year!

If you’re getting married this year, I’m sure your to-do list for the year is probably fairly extensive already, but have you considered tackling any existing skincare concerns before your big day?

Tudor beauty tips...some things really are best left to the history books!

Sometimes, after a long day at work, a simple beauty routine like ‘cleanse’ and ‘moisturise’ can seem two steps too long. Imagine, if you will, waking up in Tudor England as a lady from a wealthy family.

Treatment Review: BioSkinJetting – My Story

I recently went to MediZen for a BioSkinJetting treatment and here is my journey.

What is a PDO Thread Lift or Fine Thread Contouring?

The PDO Thread Lift or Fine Thread Contouring (FTC) Therapy is a cosmetic technique that uses absorbable threads or sutures to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue in order to redefine the youthful contours of the face in areas that have lost definition.

Are you comfortable in your perfect imperfection!?

On a daily basis, we are faced with air-brushed images of male and female perfection. As a result of this, we are obviously all becoming more critical when we look into the mirror.

What patients can expect from any pre-treatment consultation with a medical practitioner

I am a firm believer in the idea that all non-surgical cosmetic procedures should include a one-to-one consultation between the patient and their Aesthetic Practitioner, prior to the day of the procedure.

Adequate hydration diet for healthy skin

I believe that education plays just as important a role in helping our patients to feel happier in their own skin. One of the key topics I like to cover with patients is the importance of diet, and the impact that the food we eat can have on our skin.

Anti ageing effects of Tretinoin confirmed in a huge study

Trawling through research done years ago sometimes gives some surprising results. I was trying to find the results of clinical trials involving Tretinoin (a form of retinol, which is a Vitamin A-like substance), I found that there was a multicentre study of the effects of Tretinoin

Instantly Ageless miracle anti-wrinkle cream - Too good to be true?

You have probably heard about the new `miracle` wrinkle and eye bag reducing product with instant effects. However, does it really live it to its claims, if we have a close look at the ingredients?

What is your TRUE age?

Would knowing your true biological age make you think more about your diet, lifestyle and how you're ageing?

Are Anti-Ageing Therapies Too Good to Be True?

There has been a lot of talk recently about anti-ageing. We must first look at what exactly is ageing and how can we control it?

It`s time to break up...with sugar

For a long time now you`ve been in an abusive relationship - with sugar. You can read more about it in my book: Future Proof Your Skin. Breaking the addiction from sugar certainly changed my life and it can change yours too.

Facial rejuvenation: It is all about the diagnosis

We all know that there are a number of reasons that can result in a disappointed patient. In my view the number one cause of patient dissatisfaction is wrong treatment as a result of wrong diagnosis.

Discover the latest anti-ageing secret; becoming younger from within!

In my new book, ?Future Proof Your Skin?, I share the secret of why we are not just a ?slave to our genes?, but how we can actively influence them. It is about future proofing your skin and future proofing your entire body and mind, by changing the way you eat.

About Antioxidants and the Skin

Antioxidants is one of the biggest buzzwords in skincare these days. I get countless questions about them in clinic every day. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what exactly antioxidants are and how they should be used. So I have summarized the most important facts about antioxidants here.

Are women recently favouring a more masculine eyebrow?

According to a newly published study in the Clinical Plastic Surgery Journal, the arched brow is becoming a thing of the past. In other words, women are taking on a more masculine look.

Festive Christmas food can include tasty treats for skin health and anti-ageing

The party season is hotting up, Christmas is just 10 days away and with it comes the threat of late nights, too many glasses of champagne and countless mince pies. Whilst Christmas should involve indulgence, not all indulgences have to have a negative impact on our waistline and visage.

Are IV vitamin drips the intravenous solution to feeling a bit run down and partied out?

Dr Martin Kinsella has become the first clinician, through his re-enhance Skin and Body Clinic in Hale, to offer intravenous vitamin drips to combat fatigue and improve health and well being.

Anti-ageing skincare gets cheaper and cheaper with Wrinkle Stop at Aldi

The price for fewer and reduced wrinkles seems to be getting cheaper and cheaper with cut price retailer Aldi now adding an anti-ageing cream to its shelves called Wrinkle Stop at just GBP4.99 for 10ml.

Men's Skincare; Just being yourself, because you're worth it!

As the now well known saying goes ...men are from Mars and women are from Venus, and it would seem that this sentiment on the differences between the sexes is also borne out in the skincare marketplace, and more noticeably in how products are targeted and marketed differently to men and women.

Which cosmetic treatments are best for your 'first time'?

Thanks to a wide range of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, we can now diminish the signs of ageing effectively and achieve natural appearing results non-surgically. However, it might seem daunting to choose the right type of treatment for your ?first time?.

Phytonutrients and Skin Health

Phytonutrients (also known as phytochemical) literally means a `nutrient from a plant`. They are being linked with a wide variety of health claims including the prevention and improvement of various cancers, heart disease, memory loss, and osteoporosis as well as skin conditions and the process of skin ageing.

Correcting lost volume is the key to natural looking facial rejuvenation

Most people consider visiting a cosmetic clinic when they start to notice a few lines and wrinkles. And in the past the treatments on offer just addressed these concerns. For example. botulinum toxin injections were used to correct excessive wrinkling and dermal fillers such as Restylane were used to lift fine lines. Lipo-atrophy (pronounced Lipo-atro-fee) is the medical term describing the natural depletion in fatty tissue.

Is a low calorie diet the real non-surgical approach to delaying the ageing process?

In order to achieve a truly youthful complexion, it is vital that we consider what goes on inside our bodies too. A nutritious diet is fundamental in optimizing skin health and preventing ageing.

How vain are Botox users?

A University of Toronto study says that even though advertisers try to push an acceptance of adults who decide to fight ageing cosmetically through dermal fillers, chemical peels, Botox and more invasive surgical options women still judge other women who try to iron out those little lines on their faces.

Facelifts; non-surgical and surgical skin smoothing options

Cosmetic surgery alterations are growing at a rapid pace, trending alongside the incredible advances in technology and new medical breakthroughs. Today, more treatments along with greater accessibility means more and more women (and men) are enhancing or rejuvenating their appearances than ever before.

Cosmetic News Awards 2011 - And the winners are

A rundown of the first Cosmetic News Aesthetic Awards 2011 from the venue to the night's awards winners

Botox granted cosmetic license for Glabellar Lines, with 50 unit, 100 unit and 200 unit vials available.

Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, were granted a license to promote the product for the treatment of glabellar lines on 30th November 2011. Up until now it has been unlicensed for cosmetic indication.

Merz Aesthetics Announces FDA Approval Of Belotero Balance

Merz Aesthetics have announced FDA approval of BELOTERO balance dermal filler for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Sandcastles, Sightseeing and Surgery - Summers over but is medical tourism here to stay?

As the summer draws to a close and the beach resorts of Spain and the canaries are closing for the winter, have you given any thought to your next getaway? For some people, a holiday is about more than sandcastles and sightseeing its about cheap cosmetic surgery.

OAP to OMG: The rise of 'silver' cosmetic surgery

Silver surgery has become a hot topic around the world thanks to one woman: Marie Kolstad. The 83-year-old has made headlines around the globe after revealing her breast implants. As is to be expected, it's an operation that's proved pretty controversial.

New research suggests obituary photos exhibit a bias towards ageing

If we were to blog that women show a bias towards anti-ageing Im guessing people wouldnt be too surprised, however what if we were to tell you that it concerns the recently deceased?

Botox to prevent wrinkles - sense or nonsense?

Botox when given to the right patient, in the right position, at the right dose can produce amazing results however, the issue of performing anti-ageing treatments on younger patients crops up time and time again..

The male guide to grooming - hair and skin care.

Skin care for men has come of age and men are now trying to follow the rules of skin care in order to maintain a youthful look. Anatomy of male and female skin is by and large similar. However, it is the subtle differences which make skin care different.

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin (incobotulinumtxina) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adult patients.

Vain Rooney - Is the recent trend in male celebrities going under the knife making male cosmetic surgery more socially acceptable?

Footballer Wayne Rooney was in the press again recently. This time however it was not his antics on the pitch but his recent hair transplant that caused a stir. So is this rise in male celebrities undergoing cosmetic surgery encouraging the ordinary working man to do the same?

FACE Conference and Exhibition 2011 and Aesthetic Industry Summer Ball

Its that time of year again - the sun was shining (well thats in-between the downpours), the birds were chirping and the creme de la creme of the aesthetic industry were making their annual pilgrimage to the Royal Society of Physicians in London for the FACE Conference.

You Can't Make Long-Term, Sustainable Changes to Your Skin Really?

Dr. Obagi`s recommended approach to producing lasting changes to your skin and not just a temporary cosmetic cover-up.

Don't forget your neck when considering anti-ageing facial treatments

If you decide to have aesthetic procedures on your face take a look at your neck. It is so important to keep the age of you in balance. It's no good having a face of a fifty year old when your neck and dcollet tell a different story.

Do Your Hands Give Your Age Away?

I often hear patients say I have my mothers hands or my hands make me look older than I really am. Can something be done about this?

Skin Ageing: The Low-down

Skin ageing happens due to intrinsic and extrinsic ageing. As we age, the rate of loss of the old skin cells from the uppermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) slows down. The skin gradually gets less translucent and does not retain water so well. All the skin functions take place more slowly in mature skin.

Is the American Professor right or wrong in telling the British public what is good for them?

Dr Sam Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and a leading US professor has said that ANTI-AGEING creams regularly used by millions of Britons could increase the risk of skin cancer.