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Finally the weather is starting to pick up, I think we would all agree it’s been a very long, cold win- ter. Unfortunately our skin has suffered as a consequence. The dramatic temperature changes from bitterly cold, windy days, then going indoors to dry hot central heating plays havoc with the skin. I highly recommend the new Neostrata Retinol peel with added boosting complex as a must have treatment to repair damaged skin and boost collagen as well as leaving your skin radiant with a youthful healthy glow – just in time for summer.
This advanced physician-strength peel contains 3% retinol plus retinol boosting complex to exfo- liate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump and firm skin while promoting a bright, even and clear complexion. Contains soothing Bisabol to help calm skin.
Key points
– The Retinol, Aminofil and Neocitriate formula reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, mottled Pigmentation and pore size, and enhances clarity and radiance.
– Appropriate for mild to moderate skin imperfections as determined by a physician.
– Noticeable exfoliation.
– Can be used on blemish prone skin.
Conditions that can be treated
– Fine lines and wrinkles. – Hyperpigmentation.
– Acne scars.
– Pore size.
– Uneven or rough texture. – Dull skin tone.
– Acne prone skin.
Observable changes to the skin
– Improved appearance.
– Evening of skin tone.
– Visual softening.
– Diminished appearance in size. – Increased smoothness.
– Enhanced natural glow.
– Reduced appearance of blemishes.
These superficial peels are often conducted in a series of several peels to gain a noticeable im- provement to the face. Given 6-8 weekly, essential to use a daily SPF protector. £150 each treat- ment.
Products to enhance, intensify and maintain results.
Inspira Medical Advanced Radiance serum – vitamin C and copper peptides to generate elastin, collagen with vitamin C to smooth the complexion and effectively combat age spots and pigment.
Inspira Medical Advanced lift serum – vitamin A and copper peptides to stimulate collagen, lifting the facial contours and to help fine lines and wrinkles.
Neostrat retinol plus NAG complex – formulated to synergistically build skins matrix to lift and firm, diminish the appearance of age spots and smooth lines and wrinkles from the inside out.
Obagi brightalive is a non retinol skin brighter, minimises the appearance of skin discolouration and dark spots.
Exuviance Vit C capsules – 20% vitamin C, Aminofil amino acids to strengthen skin matrix , smooths wrinkles and provides you with a radiant complexion.
Inspira medical caviar repair filler effect serum, blend of caviar, amino acid rich, vitamin and lipids to give an incredible anti ageing effect.
Inspira medical hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid with brown and red algae to smooth and effec- tively hydrate the skin.
Inspira medical firm and lift. Hyaluronic acid with New Zealand fern extract for an effective lifting and firming agent.
SPF heliocare gel SPF 50 – suitable for acne, oily blemish prone skin. Luxurious soft and sweet smelling daily anti-pollutant. Comes in plain, sun shimmer or make up finish.
Neostrata sheer defence SPF 50 – lightweight formula, suitable for dry or sensitive skin. To protect your skin on a daily basis.

After perfecting your skin imperfections and achieving smoother firmer skin, we can consider oth- er factors that can spoil a complexion like:-
Facial veins- these unsightly broken capillaries on the face can be easily treated with a course of short wave diathermy, a tiny hair like needle is applied to the skin and conducts an electrical cur- rent to heat up the blood in the vein. The blood first clots and is then broken down and reab- sorbed by the body. 2-3 sessions are usually needed – average price £100.

Following last month’s article here is part two of Health and Beauty tips and treatments, to give you some inspiration and ideas on how to improve your health, look and feel your best and keep motivated.
I is for imperfections to skin tone. Flushing, broken veins and sun damage can all be easily treat- ed. Intense pulsed light, chemical peels and good medical grade skin creams can all help.
J is for Japanese silk extracts, combined with Hyaluronic acid my favourite moisturiser at the moment is Inspira Med youth preserve cream, to help rejuvenate and repair winter skin.
K is for kickstart your eating habits. Eating well shows on the outside and sugar is very ageing for the skin! Keep It real, try to avoid processed foods. Spice It up, bland food is boring, experiment with new spices and flavours. Drink up, add more water to your daily intake, it keeps your skin plumper. Don’t reward running with sweets, don’t destroy your exercise by loading up on sugar fixes. Think before you eat, take time over eating, it takes your brain 20 minutes to recognise that you have eaten, eat slowly and chew your food, to avoid eating too much. Log your meals,
keep a record of what your eating daily, helps you keep on track and makes you able to monitor bad food choices and how certain foods make you feel after consuming.
L is for liquid face lift, the ultimate non surgical option, using either Sculptra, Radiesse or Hyaluronic acid. Enhancing the chin, jawline, cheeks, nose to mouth lines and temple hollows can enhance and define a face, for a youthful contoured look.
M is for Mole check, don’t ignore moles or lesions on the body, there is no harm in getting your GP to check, but there is when they are left.
N is for nose refinement, small imperfections can trouble people, surgery is not always the an- swer, I get amazing results with small amounts of dermal filler to straighten noses and muscle re- laxing injections to lift the tip of the nose.
O is for orange peel effect, time to start thinking about battling the dreaded curse of cellulite and localised fat. I advise my clients to start by body brushing daily for 2 mins and applying an anti cellulite cream, try Nivea or L’Oréal. Once you have completed this for 3 weeks, you will notice the stubborn areas and you can consider mesotherapy injections to help reduce cellulite and lo- calised fat and improve blood flow to these sluggish areas.
P is for plumper and hydrated skin, I am a big fan of skin boosters, unlike normal dermal fillers, they don’t actually create volume when injected. They work by injecting small amounts of Hyaluronic acid into the dermis of the skin, spread evenly spaced to enhance any area of the face or body to rejuvenate. Great for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, backs of the hands, necklines and chest lines.
Q is for quit smoking, we all know about the health implications to our bodies, but here is what it does to our skin. Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discoloured. Cigarette smoking also depletes many nutrients, including vitamin C, which helps protect and repair skin damage.
R is for Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae), also known as shaving bumps, affects men with tightly curved (or curly) hairs. When the tip of hair grows back under the skin or into the hair folli- cle, it is known as ingrown hair. Use of an electric shaver will help, as it does not cut as close as blades do. Shaving every other day, rather than daily, will help as well. At night, apply a lotion containing glycolic acid to the affected areas. This exfoliates the surface skin cells and reduces the likelihood of new spots. Try Neostrata Ultra Smoothing Lotion.

Mesotherapy is a French technique using micro injections of fat burning, lymphatic boosting and skin firming ingredients to help combat the dreaded cellulite and localised fat. This result was achieved with 5 sessions in conjunction with body brushing daily and moderate excercise.

Before and after Plexr results after one week, as you can see already the results are fantastic, will update in 6 weeks time also

The scabs are off !! They came off after I showered, skin looks and feels so. I hope smoother already, will be using my oxygenetics make up daily for next 6 weeks to help protect and heal the new skin.

Definitely doesn’t feel as tight today, no discomfort or pain, can’t wait for the scabs to fall off and to wash my fa e properly.

All the swelling has resolved and is starting to feel like it will crack soon, I am being very careful not to disturb the scabs , they need to come off when they are ready!

Still a little swelling evident, really starting to feel tighter underneath now! But still not uncomfortable, have been keeping it dry, wearing sunglasses in the shower!

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