Dermal fillers that everyone will notice but no-one will know

2017-03-04T21:06:48+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries, Rejuvenation|

If you’re trying to decide on the best treatment for the signs of ageing, chances are you’ve come across dermal fillers. These simple injections can be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone and texture of the skin. Naturally does it Facial aesthetics medicine is constantly evolving. With almost endless treatment possibilities, it is essential that I understand how to achieve the best results for my patients. I recently attended Allergan Medical [...]

How to create a quick smoky eye

2016-10-05T14:00:26+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Creating a smoky eye isn’t as scary as you think, a few simple steps will give you a smouldering look in no time at all. If the thought of dark greys and blacks leaves you cold, any colour is fine as long as your main colour is a darker, deeper shade. For a great alternative smoky eye try using browns or purples. STEP ONE The key is to use just two colours of your choice, a dark tone, the other a medium. STEP TWO [...]

Food colours & health benefits

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Can the colours of foods be an indication of their health benefits? The short answer is yes and although by no means a definitive answer this is how it works. Yellows, Oranges and Reds eg. Bananas, Carrots, Corn, Lemons, Mangoes (the yellow flesh), Oranges,Peppers, Pomengrantes, Strawberries, Tomatoes Foods of this colour contain anti-oxidants called carotenes and are essential for fighting the effects of ageing and protecting us from the effects of stress, pollution and the sun. Greens eg. Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Leeks, Sprouts Greens can [...]

5 key ingredients your skin needs

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Almost every month there's an announcement of the next breakthrough ingredient in skin care in our quest to turn back the clock. It's bewildering, and often unhelpful, so this week I thought I'd just highlight the 5 key tried, tested (and I don't mean on 20 something guinea pigs but on 1000's) and proven ingredients that are a must have in any good anti-ageing routine. Vitamin A (Retinoids) Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the deeper layers of the skin where your collagen, elastin [...]

Hormone balancing for healthy skin

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Different types of hormones have different effects on our skin. As we age our hormones can become imbalanced and cause skin problems and ageing. Dr Terry Loong shares some common hormonal problems affecting the skin and reveals some simple actions for hormone and skin optimisation.   There are lots of hormones in our body which have direct and indirect effects on our skin. A few in particular are important - oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol thyroid and insulin. Oestrogen Oestrogen, the female hormone, increases the rate [...]

Faux-tox – open your eyes to the dangers

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Having just returned from the FACE conference I wanted to share a growing concern in our industry - the sale and use of fake toxins and fillers and the untrained and non-medical injectors using them. The problem isn't new but the results we are seeing from botched procedures and fake products are growing in number. Why anyone would want a cosmetic procedure done on the cheap is baffling, considering all the horrible things that could go wrong. There is the possibility of complications with a genuine trained and experienced medical [...]

The Shinso Natural Face Lift

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

How do A-List Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston keep their skin healthy and wrinkle free? We met with creator of the Shinso Skincare Range, Nao Tsuruta, in London at the Anti-ageing show, to find out. Squeezing his time between his celebrity clients in the USA and the demands of the Cannes Film Festival coming up, Nao had time to show us his amazing range of natural products that create an 'Instant lift'. Seeing is believing so Dr Montero had half his face treated with Shinso Mist and [...]

Get ready for your close up

2019-08-29T17:45:04+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Dr Miguel Montero, clinical Director of Discover Laser, discusses how everyone can achieve wedding day radiance. Whether you’re the Bride, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride or Groom you will want to look and feel fabulous on the big day. If you’re blessed with a problem-free complexion, arranging your hair and makeup may be all it takes. If you’re coping with acne, scarring, unwanted hair, broken veins, facial redness or even hair-loss, preparing for the wedding day spotlight can be a lot more daunting. [...]

Christmas skin health

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Well its almost here - that's Christmas as if you need telling. I hope as you read this you are not too frazzled by all that goes into making Christmas Christmas! To help you through the festive season here are a few tips to keep you feeling radiant. Sleeping Beauty Try to allow for at least 5 hours sleep a night. It may not be enough, but in the beauty stakes it's essential, if you believe in beauty sleep that is. Experts recommend that [...]

Daily essentials for skin health

2017-03-04T21:06:51+00:00By |Categories: Latest Discoveries|

Do you have way too many skin products at home? Some you use but most of which you have tried and left in the back of the drawer or cabinet, whilst you moved on to the ‘next big thing’ in beauty. Try to resist everything that’s recommended and stick to things you know work for you. Ask yourself 'Am I happy with my skin?' and if the answer is no, it may be time for a change. We need to mix things up a bit [...]