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Botulinum Toxin Injections – how to stay safe

2019-08-30T12:27:13+00:00By |Categories: Rejuvenation|

You can run into trouble in so many ways in this unregulated world of aesthetics. I imagine it's how it would have been in the Wild West, but with needles instead of guns. Even some trainers offering toxin injection courses may have no experience or might never have picked up a needle, yet can legally train others how to do it! It's the stuff of nightmares. However, with a few facts about toxins, treatment, safety and standards and why they are (or should [...]

What to do when dermal fillers go wrong

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

There are a rapidly growing number of dermal filler injectors with little knowledge and experience, and who aren’t Doctors, Nurses or Dentists. So it's no surprise that we are seeing a sharp rise in the number of people coming to us for dermal filler correction, after treatment performed elsewhere by non-medically trained individuals. We see ladies and men with too much dermal filler, lumpy and uneven texture, or even a blueish tinge where the filler is (Tyndall effect). Some have had fillers for the first [...]

The business of looking good

2021-05-05T14:23:06+00:00By |Categories: Problem Skin, Rejuvenation|

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments were once considered ‘something just for women’ but I have been welcoming a growing number of men to our clinic. An increasing number of men are investing in their skin health and appearance. Some have seen the positive effects of their partner’s treatment, while others have learnt from the media that non-surgical treatments are for them too. While they have a common desire to look and feel their best - their reasons for wanting treatment, are far more varied. My [...]

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 [...]

Makeup basics 10 essential tips

2017-03-04T21:06:50+00:00By |Categories: Face Facts|

1. Smudged mascara on your upper, lower eyelid? Let it dry first, take a dry q-tip, remove and watch it flake away. 2. Concealer colour choice made easy: Yellow counteracts redness. Peach counteracts blueness. 3. Don’t put eye cream or moisturiser on your eyelids when you're going to wear eye shadow or it will crease. Use a concealer or eyelid primer to hold your eye shadow in place all day. 4. When applying eye shadow blend, blend and blend again. 5. Use a white [...]

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 [...]

How to switch to Autumnal Lips

2014-09-10T14:54:08+00:00By |Categories: Face Facts|

Although we are trying our best to hold onto summer, autumn is fast approaching. I love this time of year because it's the perfect time to switch up your make up and have fun! As the weather turns cooler cast aside the paler shades of summer and turn up the heat with deliciously deep berry shades - the perfect colour choice to compliment all complexions and whiten teeth. The younger you are the deeper and more daring you can go with your chosen colour. Think luscious blackberry stained [...]

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 [...]

Tips for less visible fine facial hair

2014-07-28T10:58:57+00:00By |Categories: Face Facts|

Have you ever noticed the fine hairs on your face become more noticeable when applying your foundation? Here are my simple tips to help minimise this unwanted "peach fuzz" look. TIP FOR MINERAL FOUNDATION When using mineral powder buff it into the skin using circular motions. As a final step, stroke in a downwards motion with your brush. This will help flatten the hairs and and take off any excess minerals that have stuck to them. TIP FOR LIQUID FOUNDATION When using a liquid foundation, either with your [...]

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 [...]