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How to Make Eyes Look Less Tired

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

There are many characteristics that make eyes more beautiful. Some being
natural as we are born with, others may be applied. Among the most obvious
natural features are the shape and size of the eyes. Eyes can be anything
from near slits, to elongated, almond shaped, rounded, sleepy, puffy, amongst
other shapes and also vary in size. At times it is not so much the eye size but
more of their size in relation to the face. After that we get all the exquisite
possible eye colours, then the length of your eyelashes, the shape and skin
tone of your facial eye sockets and finally the shape, size, and curvature of
your eyebrows. Which of all these possible combinations are considered
more beautiful largely depends on country, culture and fashion.
Common eye problems and possible treatment options
1.
Small eyes due to heavy brow – trying to open up the eye area can be
achieved with the use of well placed toxins into specific muscles.
Furthermore dermal filler such as Restylane can be placed in the brow,
temple and lateral forehead to give an non surgical brow lift, results
typically last 6-12 months. Prices range from £175 to £600.
2. Heavy upper eyelids and excessive skin- typically this becomes more of
an issue as we age, however for some, heavy eyelids is a hereditary feature.
In some clients surgical intervention is the best option, often when non
surgical treatments have been exhausted or are no longer as effective. In
recent times though Plexr Plasma soft surgery has become a popular choice
for the right candidate, it is a minor non invasive procedure with roughly a
week’s downtime. Treatments typically cost £500, clients normally require two
sessions, 3 months apart and last 18 months to 2 years.
3. Dynamic horizontal lines around the eyes and vertical deep lines to
the frown – These issues are caused by the overuse of muscles to the eye
area and frowning. There are not necessarily caused by the ageing process,
but rather stronger muscle and lifestyle habits. Staring at computer screens
and phones cause our eye muscles to be used more. Also frowning due to
thinking, expressing displeasure and as a way of shielding our eyes from
strong bright lights are all factors. For some individuals toxins work perfectly,
others are better with a light dermal filler, some individuals need a
combination of both due to severity of the wrinkles in question. Prices start
from £175 – £300.

Treatment of the month
Now the summer has gone lots of clients are feeling the affects especially to
the back. Not only is it a hard area to treat yourself, it also is prone to mild
bacterial outbreaks, congestion, rough dead skin cells and pigmentation.
Treat yourself to a back peeling agent to combat all of the above and feel
fresher price £150.
A study found that men and women rate a person’s eyes more important than other facial features when seeking for a potential partner.

Four Point Face Lift

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

This month I will be looking at how a non surgical Facelift can be achieved with dermal fillers, in recent years the demand for non surgical treatments has grown. I find that clients sometimes fall into the category where they are not old enough or not ready for a surgical approach. The beauty of using dermal fillers to lift the face is that you can go slowly, building up the areas and you have more control over the final outcome. Also they wear off over time and can be used in conjunction with dermal roller, laser or hifu to maximise results and increase the collagen and elastin to the skin tissues.

THE FOUR POINT FACELIFT

The four point Facelift uses the main areas of the lower face which over time sadly sags and shows volume loss. Firstly lifting the face by augmenting the cheek area is a must, this area is like the shelf of the face, if it is not stable, the lower regions will not lift fully. Secondly I address the nose to mouth lines, I think of this as the supporting scaffold, mid face rejuvenation and restoring the balance of the ‘golden triangle’ will automatically make a face look more youthful. However , one of the most troublesome and ageing features for a person are the ‘dreaded jowls’ or heavy jawline. Personally I like to use a sturdy dermal filler along the jawline to lift the jowls Aswell as lifting the mandible erotically next to the ear area. It gives a natural shaping and definition to the lower face and can help make the neck look less saggy. I tend to choose different types of dermal or volumising fillers, in accordance with age, fat loss and skin integrity.

A BOOSTER FOR THE BEST SKIN QUALITY

One of my favourite in between dermal filler treatments and to help fight crepey or scarred skin is Restylane Skin Vital booster. It offers a unique approach to nourishing the skin, and works by delivering deep-Skin hydration, improving the skin structure and elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. The recommended protocol is three treatment 3-4 weeks apart. I find it great on all areas of the face, neck, declottege and backs of hands.

Good indications for vital booster plan

those looking to minimise the first signs of ageing
Boost skin hydration
Gradually improve skin condition
Improve roughness or dryness
Reduce the appearance of skin imperfections such as acne scars.

The Best Sun protectors

We all should know that the best anti-ageing cream is sun protector, however it can be a minefield knowing which ones are the best and ones that feel good on the skin. Nobody wants to walk around daily with thick white grease on their face!

Heliocare 360

This cream not only shields the skins surface from damage, but also defends the skin from within with its powerful fernblock. This combination means the skin will not only have the maximum protection against UVA , UVB, visible light and infrared -A, but also the free radicals caused by other environmental factors.

Heliocare Gel

Like the cream above but suitable for acne, oily skin types, will not give you spots.

Neostrata sheer physical protection

High protection formula, lightweight, transparent fluid. Offering g a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Ideal for sensitive skin, giving a flawless finish.

Naturaceuticals and skin health

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Treatment
This month I will be focusing on how to look radiant not just with amazing skin boosting medical facials, but how the connection between nutrition, skin conditions and ageing has been at the forefront of research more recently. After all, don’t they say true beauty comes from within?
Nutraceuticals and skin benefits
Over the years vitamins A, C & E have all demonstrated the ability to im- prove both the health and overall appearance of the skin. However nutrients which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties provide protection from damage caused by the sun, supporting skin health, collagen synthesis and cell renewal.
Vitamin A – promotes dermal growth, regulates sebaceous gland activity. Both these actions are essential for skin cell turnover and prevention of acne symp- toms.
TRY RETINOL PEELS or Inspira Med lift serum or Neostrat retinol plus NAG, both are high grade and results are amazing.
Vitamin C – is a multi tasking Skin healer. Antioxidant, anti- ageing, natural skin brighter and melanin suppressant to prevent hyperpigmentation.
Try daily vitamin C orally, also topical solutions like Inspira Med radiance serum, Excuviance skin capsules, Obaji Brightalivs or Flavo C Forte.
Vitamin E – highly effective antioxidant, studies show vitamin Eorally can help protect the skin from harmful oxidants.
Examples of Dietary antioxidants to protect the skin – green tea, dark berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, red wine and soy all have an effect on helping to pro- tect the skin.
Examples of dietary anti-inflammatories to protect the skin, curcumin and ginger can be added to food or drinks.
Treatments that can promote better skin health and appearance-
Treatment 1
– Derma roller – micro needling is a natural skin rejuvenation method that is able to soften wrinkles and scars. The process creates hundreds of microscop- ic ‘pinpricks’ to activate your body’s wound healing process. As your skin heals it uses your own collagen to fill the valleys of wrinkles and scars, great for open pores, sun damage and uneven skin tone.
Treatment 2
– Restylane Vital a stabilised hyaluronic acid gel will bind with water to bring lasting hydration to improve your skin elasticity and smoothness. This skin booster is a new approach to nourishing your skin, suitable for the following,
• great for men and women of all skin types
• for young to more mature skins
• for the face, neck, hands and décolletage
• for people who want to improve skin structure, acne scarred or photo
damaged skin
Treatment 3
– Glycolic peel mixed with a bespoke cocktail of anti ageing, antioxidant, nourishing and boosting power serums to suit your specific skin needs.
Skin peeling has been around for a long time even the Egyptians knew about skin exfoliation and its many benefits. It helps to remove dead skin, close pores and reduce fine lines and pigmentation.
In the case of those not suitable to have the glycolic peel an alternative Retin- ol peel can be used
– MESO GLOW PEEL
Medical grade peeling agent to smooth and soften the skin, refine the pores, combined with vitamins, anti-ageing and antioxidant serums using a Meso- therapy technique to place products directly into the skin tissue.

Treatment Choices for Youthful Eyes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

This month I will discuss and look at ways to help tired eyes, and the reasons as to why your eyes look tired, old or dark. When my clients attend for a consultation or new treatment, the eye area is normally always an issue in some way, the eyes are the windows of our soul, when you meet a person you naturally look at their eyes. Most clients seeking treatments will say ‘I’m sick of people saying I look tired!’ These comments damage a person’s confidence when constantly repeated. There are fantastic cosmetic and make up applications that can help disguise imperfections, but without a doubt it is harder to conceal problematic issues around the eye area.

Few of us escape the occasional raccoon-eye when we’ve not slept well or been unwell with an illness. This is a temporary condition solved with rest and improved health. But what’s going on if you ALWAYS look in the mirror and see that “raccoon” looking back at you?

Here are some suggestions of non surgical treatments that can help with specific issues. The right mix of these nonsurgical procedures can nearly mimic the results of plastic surgery with far less risk and downtime.

Dermal fillers – Volume loss directly under the eye is the top culprit in creating under-eye hollows. Light doesn’t bounce off your facial contours equally. Projected areas get more “bounce” – cheeks, lips, nose, forehead…Any concave area is left in the shadows, so they look darker. Such is the case with loss of volume under the eye. So by using droplets of Hyaluronic acid fillers which draw water to the sugar derivative particles helps to re-volumise the hollow ring around the eye naturally.
Furthermore, Volume loss under the eye and in the upper portion of the check will dramatically accentuate bags since the “bag” is now the portion that gets the most light reflection. Subtle cheek enhancement will help to reduce the sagging folds under the eye and restore facial balance. I use Hyaluronic acid fillers or calcium based fillers to give definition. However if there is a lot of dystrophy or facial sagging then poly lactic based fillers are great and almost give a face lift effect!

Plexr – Eyelid ptosis is simply loose skin; a result of age and sun exposure. Your eyes look smaller when the skin above and under the eye is loose and wrinkled. Again this appearance is accentuated by the light/shadow interplay of wrinkles. Plexr is a plasma based technology which emits an electrical arc and penetrates the targeted skin surface and will tighten eyelid skin by shrinking and lifting the tissue and spurring new collagen production for a renewed, fresh appearance of the skin with less wrinkling and smoother skin surface, it can also be used around the crows feet wrinkles and under eye crepey loose skin.

Muscle relaxing injections- given around the crows feet area, helps to relax hyper active muscle activity and can create more space to make the eye area look more awake, open and fresher.

Eye creams – my favourites are Anubis HA contour for very dry skin, Inspira med eye care cream for anti-ageing and vitamin C serum for dark circles.

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Treatment focus Tired Eye Rejuvenation

1 The science – a combination of mesotherapy which is a French rejuvenation system consisting of a specific eye contour cocktail of vitamins and minerals including,
Hexapeptide-10
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5
Vitamin C
Caffeine
Hyaluronic acid 0,1%
Organic silicon 2%
Peptides and hyaluronic acid reinforce firmness, increase moisture and reduce wrinkles. Acetyl tetrapeptide-5 peptide fights against oedema-forming mechanisms and shows a decongesting effect, enhancing elasticity and skin smoothness. Caffeine activates the elimination of liquids and blood originated pigments responsible for dark circle colour, it also acts to reduce local inflammation. Organic silicon and vitamin C restore the dermal matrix to firm the skin. A unique synergy to achieve a beautiful, enlightened eye contour.

2 Benefits – who is suitable? All individuals over the age of 18, who do not have any known allergies to any of the substances and who do not have any infections at the injection site. A full medical history should always be given, medications and medical history need to be discussed also as part of patient safety.

3 How many and when can I expect to see results? A course of 3 – 5 treatments is suggested
Depending on severity and can also be combined with other aesthetic treatments.

Perfect Skin offer Dermatology and Age -related treatments

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

TOP TIPS for SUMMER SKIN

Friday, June 16th, 2017

IMG_4852This month I will focus on tips on how to care for your skin in the next few months where the heat and sun can really change how our skin behaves, how to prevent break outs and sun damage are the two main issues that so many of my clients complain about in the summer.

Prevent Breakouts

Change your sunscreen by looking out for oil free labels, I particularly recommend Heliocare SPF 50 which has a unique oil free dry touch, that feels and smells amazing, you won’t want to leave the house without it. It contains UVA and UVB filters and a powerful antioxidant which helps to repair skin.

Peel Away

Twice a month I suggest coming to the clinic for a salicylic/glycolic based acid peel. It clears up dulling, dead skin cells, which not only helps even out any discolouration, but also draws excess oil out of the pores and leaves skin less shiny. In addition a good daily cleanser like Inspira med prime cleanser helps to clean the skin deeply, kills bacteria and smooths the skin. For those needing extra support with blemish control Obaji Te pads are a quick and effective way of doing a mini at home peel, these powerful pads are great on holiday too and are part of my must have skin care products.

Trade in Foundation

I switch to daily moisturiser serum with gradual self-tanner vita liberata is an amazing light weight serum that doesn’t clog the pores. Heliocare also do an SPF 50 colour tint in three shades which acts like a foundation so helps to give coverage, protection and a light formula which does not make your skin oily.

Prevent Pigmentation

My two favourite anti pigment tools in the summer is a daily topical vitamin C like Obaji Brightalive or C bright, or Auriga vitamin c serum, used in conjunction with an SPF protector means your are preventing new Pigmentation forming which means less repairing treatments in the Autumn!

Mesotherapy glow peels

I have created a bespoke light peel combined with anti ageing, vitamin and antioxidant solutions which are injected into the face, neck and décolletage. The combination of the two equals to a smoother, fresher rejuvenated summer skin glow.

Stop volatile skin conditions like Rosacea by using Obaji Rozatrol cream which helps to keep symptoms at bay, decreasing excessive redness, irritation and pimples associated with the condition.

Treatment of the month

Hyperhydrosis

– Sweating is necessary to control body temperature during times of exercise and in warm/hot surroundings, and is a normal response to a rise in temperature or anxiety.

– Sweating is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system. In about 1% of the population, this system is revved-up and works at a very high level, causing sweating to occur.
– It can occur in many different areas of the body, and the condition is known as Hyperhydrosis, which means ‘excessive sweating’. It affects both sexes equally, and all races.

is not a temporary condition. Many people who suffer from it have suffered for many years, often from childhood or sometimes from adolescents.
Wetness and staining of clothes is a constant worry for those sweating from the under arm area. Loneliness, depression and decreased confidence are all factors to consider also.

Some people will be using specific deodorants and medications from the GP which can help, however muscle relaxing injections can inhibit sweat glands and decrease excessive sweating.

All About The Eyes

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The moment you interact with someone, you look into the eyes. Eyes are the most expressive element of personality, tell a lot about you and are considered the mirror of the soul. The most common facial complaint from potential aesthetic clients is that they ‘look tired’ or they are concerned with heavy eyelids or puffy dark under eyes. This month I will focus on some of the most common problems and how they can be dealt with.

When we’re feeling a little Fatigued we are battling those pesky dark shadows under our eyes.
But why do we get dark circles under our eyes when we’re tired?
it’s important to note that dark circles and eye-bags are two separate things, although they often appear in tandem!

Dark circles are down to genes as much as lack of sleep
-The skin underneath your eyes is thin and covers muscles, fatty tissue and blood vessels. Dark circles are the result of light being reflected back from blood vessels sitting just below the skin’s surface.

-How dark that area is has a lot to do with skin colour and thickness.

why are they more prominent when you’re tired, it’s because your blood vessels increase in size.!

Daily tips to help dark circles

-Limit your salt intake
-Apply your concealer in a triangle under your eye rather than along the dark
– use a daily vitamin c serum under the eyes and an spf protector
-Nothing beats 8 hours sleep a night, exercise and a good diet
– take antihistamines and allergy nose sprays as allergies will worsen the under eye area
– FACT – Gravity will also affect the skin under the eyes in time, causing tissue to droop a little.

Eye treatment options –

Problem

Deep lines and creases around the outer eye often referred to as Crows feet : they are the fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes. For the most part they’re caused by sun exposure, but certain lifestyle habits like smoking can make them worse. Years and years of smiling and squinting can also play a part in how they’re formed.

Solution

Muscle relaxing injections placed correctly really help to reduce the heavy smiling and squinting action that contributes to the formation of the lines. In some case a light dermal filler injection may be beneficial as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with muscle relaxing treatments.

Problem

Hollow sunken eyes, this is when you can see a hollow ring under the lower eye. Hollow eyes are caused by the loss of orbital fat in the lower eyelids,” in many client’s I see they often have a darker tone to the skin which exaggerates and highlights the problem More so.

Treatment
A good hayaluronic acid based dermal filler injected deeply can really help, in some cases choosing a product with additional depigmenting agents will help. Using a daily vitamin c or vitamin a based product can help to lighten and thicken the delicate under eye area skin as it is very thin naturally.

Problem

Under eye bags As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including:

Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, hot, humid days), hormone levels or eating salty foods
Not getting enough sleep
Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness and itching
Heredity — under-eye bags can run in families
Also can be an indication of thyroid disease.

Treatment

Lower blephoplasty Surgery is a good solution to help resolve these problems. However many of my clients would not consider surgery or are too frightened . I am now able to provide them with a non surgical softer approach to help- PLEXR , which is giving amazing results.

Problem

Sagging loose upper eyelid skin, a common problem in many individuals Eyelid drooping is excess sagging of the upper eylid. The edge of the upper eyelid may be lower than it should be (ptosis) or there may be excess baggy skin in the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis). Eyelid drooping is often a combination of both conditions.

Treatment

Again surgical upper blephoplasty is a good choice, but if it’s not for you then again Plexr soft surgery treatments could be for you, normally 1-2 sessions are required and results can last around two years.

Problem

Slight puffiness and first signs of under eye ageing or darker skin

Treatment
Perfect skins bespoke tired eye treatment consists of mesotherapy injections of vitamins and anti ageing solutions in conjunction with derma pen to strengthen and tighten the delicate skinIMG_9149

A-Z of health and beauty tips 2017 part 2

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

IMG_5668M 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,”

,

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

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,”

,

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
Treated with muscle relaxing injections

HOW TO BEAT THE CHRISTMAS STRESS SHOWING ON YOUR SKIN

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

IMG_8623IMG_8624HOW TO BEAT THE CHRISTMAS STRESS SHOWING ON YOUR SKIN
This time of year we can feel the excitement building to Christmas, with parties to attend and busy shopping trips, it can leave us feeling and looking exhausted! Here are some tips and ideas to help alleviate some stress.

EAT WELL – It can be tempting to snack on foods high in sugar when the weather is colder and we want a quick energy boost. Unfortunately this will lead to increasing blood sugar levels.Remember when our levels suddenly dip again, we’re left craving another sugary pick-me-up or stimulant such as caffeine.

– Try to stick to regular meals containing healthy proteins, such as oily fish, grass-fed meats or lentils. If you feel hungry between meals reach for protein rich snacks such as homemade energy balls, houmous and vegetable sticks or simply some dried fruits and nuts.

TIRED WASHED OUT COMPLEXION – All the extra stress, both at work and at home, inevitably takes its toll on one’s appearance. Lifeless dull skin, dark shadows under the eyes become even more apparent. Common symptoms including spots, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin and, if you’re
already run down, cold sores, dandruff, overtly greasy or dry hair — and even hair loss can all
affect you badly at this time of year.

STRESS AND EXHAUSTION – the temptation to reach for a pick me up in the form of a mini
Toblerone or a glass of wine. Plus it’s dark at 3.30pm, which I find leads to carb consumption.
Why does stress affect our skin so badly? Firstly, hormones. Being under pressure increases the production of cortisol, one of the functions of which is to suppress the immune system (that’s why we use hydrocortisone to stop allergic reactions).

– Cortisol can also lead to skin ageing, as it weakens the elastin and collagen structures within the skin. Hence that dull, lacklustre appearance that you get when you’ve had a succession of late nights in a row.

Hormones, too, are the culprit in stress-related hair loss. This used to be a mostly male affliction; but since we women decided, quite reasonably, that it was time for us to have a go at running things, more and more women have started losing their hair through stress. Stress results in waves of androgens, males hormones that have a deleterious effect on our hair follicles and shorten their life-cycle, initially causing thinning and eventually, over time, the death of the follicle.
-Try Aromatherapy oil baths to soothe the body and mind, massage, reflexology, reiki and
meditation can all help you to recharge.

– invest in a good eye cream to suit your skin like Inspira eye care cream, soft and luxurious feel. Invest in a good concealer to help the shadows under the eyes also.

– take vitamin D tablets every am on waking to help the blues and B12 to fight fatigue and stress.

Smile enhancement

‘SMILE ‘ verb or noun
Form ones features into a pleased, kind or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.

Apart from having straighter, whiter teeth, the mouth, lips and exposure of the teeth when smiling can affect the attractiveness of a smile, there are some simple techniques that can enhance a smile and make you more confident.

Gummy smile (photos to follow – please put them next to this quote
This is a term used to describe the excessive display of the gum line when smiling, this can be
effectively treated with muscle relaxing injections, a simple four point injection taking around 10 minutes, effects can be seen 5-10 days post treatment.

Snarl lip or the ‘Elvis effect!’

This refers to the pulling of the lip on one side of the mouth due to hyperactivity of the muscles on this side, so like the gummy smile, muscle relaxing injections used on the hyper active side can stop this and give you a more even smile.

Droopy mouth corners or the ‘cheer up love look !’ ( photos to follow please put next to this quote)

When the corners of the mouth area start to fall downwards it gives the first appearance of an
unhappy or miserable mouth, due to the ageing process we lose the volume that supports this area and the integrity of the tissue becomes slack. Sugar derivative dermal fillers are an amazing way of giving gentle support to the corners and can be used around the lip border to to give a more
youthful shaped mouth area. Results can be seen almost immediately.