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A-Z Health and Beauty Tips Part 2 – 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

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.

Immeadiately after My Plexr Treatment

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

This is me straight after the procedure with the camaflague make up, that you get with the actual treatment. In all honesty I barely felt 80% of the treatment and the other 20% was 4/5 out of 10 pain wise. It felt very hot in some parts, but being the eye area , the skin is so much thinner. Once the treatment was complete it felt slightly tighter as the scab had formed!

Environmental Influences on the Skin and Ageing Effects

Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Here is this month’s latest article from Perfect Skin

A-Z of Health and Beauty 2017 Part 2

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

M is for migraine relief, so many individuals suffer with this sometimes debilitating condition, unless you have experienced a migraine many don’t have much sympathy feeling it’s only a worse version of a headache that could go with an aspirin! A number of factors may trigger migraines, including hormonal changes in women due to fluctuations in oestrogen . Foods like cheese, processed or salty foods, additives, drinks, stress , sensory stimulations, bright lights, loud atmospheres. In recent years many individuals respond very well to muscle relaxing injections into the frown, scalp and base of neck.

N – is for nose reshaping, rhinoplasty is a very popular surgical procedure, however in recent years some individuals have been able to make slight changes to their noses with very small about of dermal fillers. I have got great results for people who have a slight bump or have a slight wonky appearance to the nose straight on, without going through unnecessary surgery.

O- optometrist check up, During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Make your appointment today as it could make significant changes without you even realising there was a problem.

P is for pulsed light treatments, an excellent way of reducing redness to the face, exposure to the cold climate , excessive alcohol consumption over the winter period can play havoc with the skin. A course of pulsed light treatments helps to break down the red pigment and broken capillaries giving you a more even complexion.

Q- q10 and vitamin c topical cream for obaji is a great non aggressive but medical strength boost for the skin. The combination of the two helps as it is a power antioxidant, energies the skin, stimulates cell turnover, promotes collagen and healing Nd also is a natural skin brighter to help discolouration.

R- rough skin in the winter, generally people complain of rough skin to their elbows and knees and rough patches to the backs of the arms and face. Using washes or creams that contain glycolic acid can help to peel off this rough texture , or try in clinic peeling for a quick and easy solution.

S Is for skin product swap – In the same way we switch to warmer clothes in the winter, our skincare regime needs a few tweaks too – remember that colder air is drier air. “Consider using a serum or oil underneath your day or night cream for extra moisture,” says skin expert, Jo Carey. “Unless you’ve got especially sensitive skin, exfoliate twice a week to remove any dry skin, but always follow with a moisturiser. Dead skin cells can’t absorb moisture so it’s important to remove them.” Sensitive skin is even more prone to irritation in winter so look for products free from colourants, fragrance and irritants

T one up your body with resistance bands, a simple and effective home work out that can really get results for those with very little time, simple routines can help banish bingo wings and help you get a flatter stomach.

Under arm sweating or hyperhydrosis can be a embarrassing condition, muscle relaxing injections can work very well to this area and helps reduce excessive sweating , allowing individuals to wear the types of clothes they want.

V is for veins, simple broken capillaries to the facial area can be treated with diathermy or lasers, try to avoid activities that cause vasodilation like extremes of temperatures and not using daily SPF protection. Leg veins are treated more successfully with high powered lasers or surgical techniques to remove varicose veins.

W Is for water – It’s incredibly important to get plenty of liquid during the winter months “With the central heating blasting, air can get hot and dry, and hydration levels can drop fast. , the body’s thirst response can diminish as blood vessels constrict to keep blood and heat in the body’s core. This fools the body into thinking it’s properly hydrated when it’s not.”.

X- treme cold weather is more likely to make us suffer from aches and pains, partly due to a la k of activity gentle walk can help, but another option is to take a warm bath with salts or essential oils, whilst gently exercising your joints in the water,”

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Y outhful treatments to naturally enhance, mesotherapy vitamin and antiageing facial injections can really boost your skin quality and treat the skin directly at the problem zones. A course of three treatments giving every two weeks can boost the skin following the winter months.

Z inc supplements or food including,Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly

Top 10 High Zinc Foods

1) Grass-fed Beef

2) Kefir or Yogurt

3) Lamb

4) Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)

5) Pumpkin seeds

6) Cashews

7) Cocoa powder

8) Chicken
9 mushrooms

10) Spinach
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The Glowing Skin you want- it can be yours!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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Thank you Emma Brook for this month’s testimonial, so refreshing when people admit to having a little help ..

Latest testimonial lip and scar treatment with Dermal Filler

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Here is the latest results and Testimonial from a client following dermal lip to top lip and scar improvement to her chin area, always a pleasure to use aesthetic treatments to combat to very different cosmetic needs, please feel free to enquire about how you could benefit from similar problems to the face and body

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PERFECT SKIN 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Peels are the backbone of good skincare and are often overlooked and not promoted enough, yet they can do so. Much to improve the quality of skin including the tone, texture and elasticity for all skin types. There is a peel for everyone!

Exercise regime, sit down and make a plan on how you will fit in 3 hours a week minimum to help you mange your stress, skin and health conditions, look and feel better inside and out, anything from brisk walking, sports, swimming or personal training, many people dread the gym, so make it fun and applicable to your lifestyle, work and family balance.

Refresh your skin, after the long cold winter months, our skin looses moisture quickly , skin can look dull and lifeless. The constant change of temperatures from our vessels constricting in the co.d to dilating when we go inside to the warm can cause redness, broken veins and dilated pores. Treat your skin to a moisturisers packed full of hyaluronic acid and vitamins, chooses treatments like meso glow vitamins injected into the skin , Restylane vital drop,etc, dermal roller to repair and intense pulsed light to calm red stressed skin.

Follow up all the ‘to do’ jobs, whether it’s starting a fitness, healthy eating or stop smoking regime. To getting rid of unsightly blemishes or lumps and bumps on the skin with cryotherapy treatments. It’s time for you to set your health and beauty goals

Eating to feel better is a must, it’s amazing that people still don’t link feeling better physically and mentally with what they put inside their bodies. Vitamin b12 injections can really help fight fatigue and lift your mood to get motivated. I also love mineral supplements , sometimes the quality of certain fruit and vegetables does not have the full nutrients our bodies crave so adding them to our diet can really help.

Concentrate on your main skin or health problem,
By focusing on one concern, such as wrinkles or dark spots, you’ll get the best results. Look for a treatment or product that targets your concern. There are two reasons for this:
-No product or treatment can treat all signs of skin aging.
-Using more than one anti-aging product in a few days or weeks can irritate the skin, making you look older. When using skin are products less is definitely more.

Treat the décolletage( which encompasses the neck, shoulders back and chest)and hands, ladies often neglect these two areas – which are tell tell signs of aging, I encourage my clients to extend there face and neck skincare regime to the areas also. Remember intense pulsed light, meso glow and hydrating booster vital Restylane drops are amazing. Furthermore CryoPen can help with unsightly age spots and red spots known as Campbell de Morgan.

Skin care products throw out any out of date bottles as this could be harming not helping your skin. Generally SPF protectors last a year after opening
Have realistic expectations: Exaggerated promises, such as look 10 years younger overnight or quickly reduces all signs of aging, are too good to be true. It’s important to remember that anti-aging skin care products deliver modest results. You cannot get the results of a facelift from a cream Read product labels and select a product that offers all of the following:

• Hypoallergenic (The product can still cause an allergic reaction, but there is less risk.)
Non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic (does not cause acne)

Kissable lips, treat your lips to the ultimate built in Vaseline , hyaluronic acid fillers are a fabulous way of given definition to thin weak lips, also helping dry cracked lip sufferers. In my practice the majority of clients who use fillers to help the mouth area , you would never guess, naturally enhanced.

Invest in new make up, brushes if you have had them for a long time and a good brush cleaner. I see lots of bacterial skin infections due to dirty make up brushes, especially those suffering with acne symptoms.

Night time makeover for inside and out, I know it’s boring but we all need good quality and enough sleep to repair our bodies and minds. Remember the most important time of time to help skin is before bed, as we sleep the creams, serums and repair solutions are at there best so ensure you are thorough with your regime to get the results you desire.

Treating younger Skin

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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Beauty and Confidence Restored Naturally

 

As a society we are becoming increasingly savvy about the ageing process, how our skin changes over the years, factors that contribute to accelerating the process. We are shown advertisements on the latest cream technologies that promise to take 10 years off our appearance. The result of this now, is a drive to start the quest of eternal youth and freshness long before the facial lines and wrinkles assume their positions! However I personally do not agree with giving dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections to younger individuals who don’t actually have any lines or wrinkles to start with. Younger people often make themselves look a lot older by over volumising their faces or completely freezing them.

 

‘Women in their twenties are looking for treatments before they start dermal fillers or muscle

relaxing injections to preserve the integrity of their skin – rather than reverse the damage later – prevention is better than cure!’

 

Justifying a Treatment Plan

 

Skin Needling or Derma Roller Treatments –

 

These procedures can be justified in all ages, it will help with open pores, acne scars, lines and wrinkles and help to prevent them from forming in the first place, procedures which help improve blood flow and create collagen are a popular concept.

 

Muscle Relaxing Injections –

 

A useful treatment when lines and creases start to show on the frown, forehead and crows feet. Many years ago I recall a very famous and world renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist giving a

lecture stating that ‘the best present a person can receive on their 30th birthday is muscle relaxing therapy if they wish to preserve a younger fresher appearance’ – I agreed with this at the time. However some younger individuals really overuse their upper facial muscles. Lifestyle, computer work and constantly using electronic devices has given rise to the age dropping slightly to around 25 years – the Facebook frown has landed!

 

Dermal Fillers-

 

When used correctly on the face to give a younger fresher look in faces which are showing the first signs of ageing are a useful tool. However younger people are requesting larger lips and cheek volume also. If a younger client wants lip filler to address a weak non existent top lip this can be justified as it addresses facial balance and symmetry. Making lips very large without considering the face and impact it will have on the whole facial contours can make an individual look almost caricature. Also when you look at a person you should normally be drawn to the eye area, if youare not then it’s usually because something else on the face is exaggerated. By addressing all

areas of concern at once, everything on the face matches artistically, which leads to the most

natural-looking results.

 

Peeling Agents

 

Simple, safe, non-invasive and unbelievably effective when administered correctly, they are a

fabulous route to improving the condition of your skin without the need to take time off work or play. Ideal for younger skin that tends to suffer more with blocked pores and acne like symptoms. Alpha hydroxy acid derives from sugar cane, it works by loosening the ‘glue-like’ attachments of cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions such as premature ageing due to too much sun exposure and sun bed use, acne, discolouration and coarse bumpy skin texture. It helps to reduce cell build up and give a smoother, fresher skin appearance which ultimately makes your skin tone more attractive. A great way of boosting collagen also as long as SPF creams are used daily.

 

 

Mesotherapy

 

A technique widely used in France since the 1950’s. Mesotherapy is a medical procedure that is largely desired by clients who wish to improve circulation in specific areas. Helping to counteract the contributing factors that lead to sullen sagging skin and loss of fluids. Mesotherapy is the

application of a personalised cocktail of vitamins and I inject them into the areas to be treated.This helps brighten ashen skin and plumps up baggy areas, especially helpful around dark sagging eyes and the décolleté to help with fine lines and wrinkles.

 

This is ideal for younger individuals as well as older clients as a great first step into feeding the skin with essential vitamins and much needed hydrators and anti-oxidants.

Perfect Skin Seven Clinics

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Perfect Skin Covers Essex, Suffolk and London.

Harley St London- World Famous Location . Walking distance from Oxford St Shopping and Reagents Park.within a wonderful private Gp practise

DE JA VU clinic in Chingford E4 – great location just off the North Circular and Borders of essex, beautiful Beauty clinic providing all types of beauty and laser, colonic irrigation and semi permanent make up, nail and pedicure bar

Smile design by Ash Chigwell. Residential property on Chigwell rise, this relaxing and beautiful Private Denistry offers everything from regular dentistry, hygiene and Cosmetic dentistry

Caci Clinic Hornchurch Essex, situated opposite Hornchurch station with a car park also, a short distance from Emmerson Park, this wonderful beauty clinic offers caci ultimate facias, all types of beauty treatments and nail and pedicure area

The White Studios Glemsford Suffolk, this beautiful countryside setting is a real gem, the owner is a professional Make up artist Angela Pumo, they offer the amazing SUISSE Absolue and Inspira med skincare, make up, Jewlery and other beautiful gifts, plenty of parking

Siloutte du barry Moulsham St Chelmsford Essex, this hair salon spans over three floors in the beautiful setting on the famous shopping Moulsham street this salon provides or hair dressing services and beauty

Brentwwod Essex, Clements Park, this peaceful residential property with ample parking, offers all range of caci facials , skin peels and medical aesthetics

Please call Michelle on 07508404862 for a consultation now

What’s Ageing You?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

imageWhat’s Ageing you? – the cause, how to prevent and how to fix!

Forehead and frown lines

The cause – repeated squinting at your laptop, phone and the television causes you to frown and overtime will deepen the line between your brows. Furthermore a dropped brow or very expressive individuals will make constant raising of the eyebrows which In turn generate deep horizontal wrinkles.

Prevention – keep up to date with your glasses or contact lens prescription so you are not straining the muscles around the orbital area. Use sun protection to stop rapid depletion of your collagen and stop smoking!

Quick fix – muscle relaxing injections are a quick and relatively pain free Way to subtly relax the muscles that causes the lines, but maintain your natural expression, looking lifted, less tired and fresher.

Surgical Fix – surgical removal of the frown muscles to lift the brow, however it is not as common these days as the injections work well.

2. Nose to Mouth folds

The cause- over the years the fat on the cheek pad starts to slide South, fat is held well the central area, this in turn causes the heavy grove or line and the natural youthful v shape becomes a down turned v , making us look older, tired and in some people quite grumpy looking!

Prevention – avoid yo yo dieting, excessive weight loss is a big factor. Also sleeping on the same side every night can make that particularly line look heavy , try to sleep on your back.

Quick fix – Hyaluronic acid fillers are a great way to lessen the depth of these lines and restore the apple volume you loose opinion your face over time, don’t be worried about the pillow faced look, when fillers are done naturally and put into where you have lost the volume they will look natural and you will look healthy and refreshed.

Surgical fix – in some cases a mid face lift in required to help lift and re suspend the fat on the cheek pad, but will always be combined with dermal fillers afterwards.

3 thin sinking lips

The cause – we loose the vermillion border of our lips due to the ageing process , smoking and weight loss also contribute to aged lips.

Prevention – pursing your lips when smoking, drinking out of a sports water bottle, drinking through straws all cause the same action. Some people just purse the lips as there natural expression without even thinking about it!

Quick Fix -‘lip plumping glosses can give you a quick fix for a couple of hours as long as you don’t mind the tingling sensation

Non surgical fix – hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane are a great way of redefining the outline of the lip, gentle and natural volumising if needed in the body also results lasts up to a year.

4 pigmentation and skin texture
The cause – people with dry skin need to work harder as skin will look older than that of oily skin types. The use of sunbeds, smoking , lack of water all can contribute to dry, mottled rough textured skin with enlarged pores and moderate wrinkles.

Prevention – use a high spf especially to your face, don’t be afraid to go into the sun, just be safe! Drink plenty of water and use skincare products that co gain high quantities of active ingredients, look for hyaluronic acid, peptides, lipids, ahas, Retin a all nourish and repair the skin.

Quick fix – light glycolic, combined peels give a quick immeadiate glow, with results getting better throughout a course of treatments, diathermy to get rid of unsightly broken veins on the face.

Non surgical fix – for deeper results that lasts, skin needling, intense pulsed light and restylane skin boosters all dramatically change the skin, youthful , plump skin.