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Trust Your Doctor?

The President of B.A.A.P.S Nigel Mercer explains the importance of choosing the correct surgeon

Celebrity Beauty

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The best spas in your area

Take a peek inside your favourite celebrities beauty bag

2009 edition

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look as young as you feel with cosmetic surgery from experts you can trust trust

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Editors letter Welcome to the first edition of The Herts&Beds Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Magazine. Your definitive guide for essential information and advice on all Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical procedures, plus fantastic ways to look and feel younger!

Whilst our desire to look and feel beautiful is not new, the affordability, availability and accessibility for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures are. In today’s society there is extreme pressure for us to look and be perfect, and yes we do all want to look younger, but surely looking great for our age is what it is all about? The Herts&Beds Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Guide only recommends and features companies/surgeons from the U.K that are medically trained and accredited to the appropriate associations. We want our readers to make a confident decision and form a trusting relationship with their chosen surgeon and clinic. We are very much aware of the dangers and problems of unregulated companies within this industry and it is therefore our intention to inform and teach our readers in the importance of ‘DOING YOUR HOMEWORK’, when considering any aesthetic procedure. We have found you the finest establishments in the Herts&Beds area, offering you a premium service, an excellent reason to stay local! To ensure you feel completely comfortable whilst receiving a medical procedure, why travel miles when you can find the very best on your doorstep! Escape the stress and pressures of every day life and take a well-deserved time out, we have found you the crème de la crème of Herts&Beds Spas, see page 74 for some of the regions finest! Plus enter our fantastic competition and you could be in with a chance to win the ultimate luxury spa break. We also explore new Beauty advances, offering you useful tips and advice on the best products for your face and body, don’t just take our word for it, page 12 unearths the hidden secrets in the world of celebrities. If you’re needle nervous or simply not ready for the knife we have found you plenty of great line-busting and wrinklepreventing creams and potions to help, whatever your age. I hope you enjoy this first issue as much as we have creating it! For further news, advice, unmissable giveaways and competitions, visit our website; www.cosmeticsurgeryandbeautyguide.co.uk And if you have any stories or views you wish to share with us, email them to me emilia@creativemediatd.co.uk

The Year for the Brand New You Best Wishes

Emilia Bronze Editor

Editors Choice For beauty enthusiasts the Sequioa Spa at The Grove, is the ultimate destination. This award-winning spa is an astonishing, deeply luxurious retreat. Residential and Day Spa guests can spend quality time in this splendid environment to experience advanced Rituals, which will take them away from the every day pressures of 21st Century living, into a world where time stands still. See page 72 and see what delights this beautiful hotel and spa has to offer.

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CosmetiC surgery Page 16-17 Facial cosmetic surgery: Past, Present and Future

facial cosmetic surgery has come a long way from its humble beginnings. it is safe, effective and, if done well, barely detectable.

Page 12-15 non-surgical wrinkle smoothers For every age

if you’re needle nervous or simply not ready for the knife there’s plenty of great line-busting and wrinkle- preventing creams and potions out there to help Page 19 – doctor doctor

if you can’t afford a face-lift or Botox, don’t despair, all the leading cosmetic doctors and dermatologists hair their own ranges of skin rejuvenating creams.

Page 18 – trust your doctor?

The President of B.A.A.P.S nigel Mercer explains the importance of choosing the correct surgeon. Page 20 - seven things you need to know about rhinoPlasty

David Gateley explains to us all about Rhinoplasty Page 22-23 breast and body surgery: the oPtions

Page 21 healing remedies

Post-op recovery use to mean keeping a bag of frozen peas handy! now, thanks to a wide choice of healing creams and gels, bruising, redness and scarring can be soothed and the healing process boosted. Page 27 – male grooming

forget soap-on-a-rope, men’s grooming is getting serious. We have the 8 of the best buys.

To help you make an informed judgment we have asked London’s premier female plastic surgeon, Ms Angelica Kavouni to outline some procedures to help you along the way.

Page 32-33 anti -wrinkle injectables

Page 24-25 weight loss surgery

Page 36-39 the regions toP clinics

Despite diet and exercise, sometimes that extra weight just won’t shift, and for some, the decision to turn to surgery is the only answer. here are the options for surgically losing weight.

We have found you the best non-surgical clinics in the area.

Page 26 – male surgery

The stigma associated with male cosmetic surgery is beginning to disappear, culminating in a more open and accepted approach to men’s cosmetic needs. Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Alex Karidis explains the options available.

BeAuty

Do you know your Botox from your Cosmoderm? if not, then read on to find out which wrinkle smoother is best for you

Page 41 - Peel away the years

Chemical Peels have long been the beauty secrets of celebrities, giving them smooth, unblemished, smooth skin, see our pick of some of the best. Page 42 win.win.win.win!

Your chance to win an amazing spa day for two! Page 46-47 Fabulous at FiFty

Skin changes and how to tackle it. find skincare solutions that’ll leave you looking fabulous.

Page 6 - 8 seven celebrity beauty wonders

ever wanted to peek inside a celebrity’s beauty bag to find out what products they use to keep their skin glowing. here we’ve done just that, so you can steal a few star beauty secrets!

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Page 50-51 beauty salons; a Place to buy your beauty cosmetics?

Beauty salons are not only fabulous places to receive ultimate pampering and your instant beauty fix, but it’s also a brilliant place to buy your beauty cosmetics, see our selection from some of the best

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emilia Bronze Page 52 – an interview with ruby hammer

Beauty advice, secrets and expert tips from Ruby hammer, make-up artist and co-creator of Ruby & Millie Page 54-55 Karen Betts; Permanent maKe- UP artist

An interview with the internationally acclaimed Karen Betts, who has become one of the worlds most respected permanent makeup technicians. Page 58 - maXine collins

Wake up gorgeous every day with permanent cosmetics from permanent make up artist Maxine Collins, who discusses the benefits of permanent make up and what it can do for you. Page 62-63 get glowing

Minerals have rocked the beauty world and it’s no wonder. Made from pure and natural ingredients they’re ideal for problem skin. here we pick the best mineral make-up to light up your face. Page 65-69 looking good on a budget

A fresh fabulous new look doesn’t require a big bank balance. With today’s high-tech skin care offerings and bargain cosmetics, you don’t have to pay a fortune to look fantastic. Page 74-77 herts&beds toPs sPas

We have found you the crème de la crème of herts&Beds Spas. So take a look at our Top selection and you could find your self indulging in pure luxury and relaxing in your ultimate haven!

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Page 80-82 naturally gorgeous

With organic skincare steadily becoming one of the fastest growing areas of the beauty industry, its no longer seen as an alternative or expensive to buy natural products. here we take a look at what is on offer Page 83 – look good,Feel good

feeling out of balance? Get your mind and body back in sync with a beauty treatment that goes deeper than most, here’s our favorite holistic face and body rejuvenators.

The editor and publishers do not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors nor do they except responsibility for any errors in the transmission of the subject matter in this publication. Any information contained within The Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Guide should not be considered as a substitute for acosmeticsurgeryandbeautyguide.co.uk consultation with a licenced practitioner.

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CELEBRITY BEAUTY WONDERS

Danni Minogue, darling of the X-Factor judges, looks bright and sparkly all the time, but what is her secret? It seems a reviving shower with a citrus oil is her answer. She says:

We’d all love to peek inside a celebrity’s beauty bag to find out what products they use to keep their skin glowing and hair glossy. Here we’ve done just that so you can steal a few star beauty secrets! We’d all love to have hair as shiny as a model’s, well now you can! Beautiful model, Sophie Dahl, uses Louise Galvin’s Sacred Locks range to keep her tresses healthy and glossy. She says:

“The wonderfully natural Sacred Locks products are like heaven for my hair.” Locks Shampoo for Thick or Curly Hair, £22 and Conditioner, £24 from www.hqhair.com.

“Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil gets me through jet-lag days, and puts me in a great mood.” £29.35 from www.essential-care.co.uk.

Blonde beauty and cult film actress, Daryl Hannah, loves natural beauty products. Her fabulous figure and smooth skin make her look at least ten years younger than her real age – 48! Here’s her secret:

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“I like to be low maintenance with my beauty routine and I try and use the purest products. I like Green People products as they make the most gentle creams for the face and body, and their holistic approach works.” Try Day Solution Day Cream, £11.73 and Body Bliss Lotion, £15.65 from www. greenpeople.co.uk.


We can’t flick through any magazine without seeing a WAG looking stunning – and Alex Curran is no exception. Married to Liverpool and England footballer, Steven Gerrard, Alex’s style is one we want to copy! Now you can copy her sexy eyes with an Avon mascara. She says:

Essex girl, TV presenter and West End star, Denise Van Outen, always looks glamorous and her skin simply radiates with health. The secret could be her organic moisturiser, she says:

“I’ve always been fussy when it comes to using products on my face.”

“I love the smokey eye look, and this mascara is perfect for achieving showstopping, dramatic eyes when I go out. My lashes look extra long and thick, and the brush’s fine bristles mean it’s easy to apply and doesn’t clump.” Avon SuperShock Mascara, £8 from www.avonshop.co.uk.

“I’ve always been fussy when it comes to using products on my face. Now I’m in my 30’s I’m very aware of how important it is to use organic products that won’t strip my skin of its natural oils. Essential Care Organic Rose Moisturiser is the ultimate natural moisturiser, since I’ve discovered it..... I can’t live without it!” £14.63 from www.essential-care.co.uk.

Essential oils are great for achieving fabulous, smooth skin, but before you try one why not pick a celebrity favourite. TV presenter, Donna Air, uses a gorgeous blend from Saaf Pure Skincare. Donna says:

“I like the lovely blend of essential oils in the Ultimate Moisture Face Serum and how they softened my skin, I highly recommend it.” £29.99 from www.saafpureskincare.com.

We may remember her as the child star from the film Blue Lagoon but Hollywood actress, Brooke Shields, has come a long way since then. A Sormer Supermodel, she has starred in the musical Chicago and now appears in Lipstick Jungle. Her classic beauty is admired by women the world over. What does she like? Skin Food by Weleda. Brooke says:

“I am not a spokes person for this company but I love it. I use it on my hands, I use it on my face. It’s all natural and it’s amazing.” £5.95 from www. weleda .co.uk.

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What should We look for When choosing a cosmetic surgeon? By idai makaya cosmetic surgery has Become commonplace in today’s society But there are still many decisions patients make Without sufficient information. one reason this happens is that not all cosmetic surgery centres folloW the same codes and standards of ethics. as a consumer, What should you knoW When deciding to make a cosmetic surgery “purchase?”

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his is a topic often discussed in magazines but approached in many different ways. I decided to try and get a definitive answer to this question, once and for all, from a prestigious, credible organisation. The Spire Harpenden Private Hospital is a large multidisciplinary centre in Hertfordshire, just north of London, which offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures and operates under the strictest ethical codes. I spoke to one of the cosmetic surgeons from Spire Harpenden Hospital, Nilesh Sojitra. Here’s what he said: WhAt do you thiNK PAtieNts should looK for WheN CoNsideriNg CosmetiC surgery or looKiNg for A surgeoN ANd WhAt is the AdvANtAge of goiNg to sPire hArPeNdeN hosPitAl? At Spire Harpenden, you will see your Consultant Surgeon - and not an advisor - at your consultation. Our highly trained Specialist Plastic Surgery Nurses are always available to discuss queries at any stage in your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery, without any charge. All plastic surgeons at Spire Harpenden are members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and/or the British Association of

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Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). These are the two organisations in the UK recognised by the Department of Health and the Royal College of Surgeons for the regulation of plastic surgery standards. Our surgeons are all on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register for plastic surgery and all have a UK certificate of training (CCT) in plastic surgery, with a specialty fellowship in Plastic Surgery FRCS (Plast). We do not use surgeons from other specialties to carry out cosmetic surgery. WhAt should i looK for iN A CosmetiC PlAstiC surgeoN – hoW do i KNoW my surgeoN is ACtuAlly quAlified As A CosmetiC surgeoN? The most important factor in the success of your surgery is the surgeon who performs your operation. When choosing a surgeon the things to consider are training, experience and qualifications. Each of our consultant surgeons has dedicated at least 15 years training to achieve their present level of expertise. All plastic surgeons at Spire Harpenden have the qualification FRCS(Plast) – the highest qualification in plastic surgery in the UK – and are BAAPS and/or BAPRAS members. If anything, look out for the listed qualifications. Why Choose sPire hArPeNdeN hosPitAl? Here at Spire Harpenden Hospital, we have done the hard work for you and chosen surgeons who have met all the above qualifications and criteria.


Thinking of cosmetic surgery? Be sure. Be safe. When you’re considering cosmetic surgery, you need to be sure that your surgeon is properly qualified. If they’re not, then you could be putting your health at risk. Our members are fully trained plastic surgeons, and have undergone a rigorous six year training programme with regular assessments. For the best advice, please visit our website and search our members register.

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all aBout the Breast Mr Nilesh Sojitra BSc, MBChB, MSc, MRCSEd, FRCS (Plast) is the Director of Cosmetic Surgeons London and is a full time

Do not settle for a “free” consultation as these consultations are usually not with surgeons but patient advisors whose aim is to “get you through the door”. This is your body so take time in choosing your surgeon as surgery is permanent and corrective surgery is often more expensive! Look for the FRCS (Plast.) and that they are on the Specialist Register for plastic surgery at GMC website.

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in London,

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of what you will look like. The surgeon will guide you on

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implant size but ultimately the choice of size is up to you.

the surgeon who says to you one method is always better

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than the other. The method used depends on your existing

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“It is no longer acceptable to ask a patient to stuff breast implants into her bra until she finds a size she likes.”


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NON-SURGICAL WRINKLE SMOOTHERS FOR EVERY AGE if you’re needle nervous or simply not ready for the knife there’s plenty of great line-busting and wrinklepreventing creams and potions out there to help. and it doesn’t matter how old (or young) you

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are because from as early as twenty lines and sun damage can start manifesting themselves. But don’t create another frown line worrying about it – just read on and stock up!


20’s

...like Cheryl Cole YOUR SKIN …

you probably won’t see any changes in your skin yet unless you are a smoker or a sun-worshipper. in which case you may have some subtle crow’s feet appearing. the top layer of your skin renews itself regularly - around every 30 days – so this helps to keep your skin young-looking. But that doesn’t last for ever, so get your prevention tactics underway now!

TOP TIPS … Choose skincare that is designed for your age as many anti-ageing creams will be too harsh for your skin. use a moisturiser every day that contains an sPf (sun protection factor) or barrier function. even if you can’t see any evidence of sun damage don’t be tempted to skip it, this type of moisturiser will help prevent the future lines that are caused by exposure to uv light (even on cloudy days).

TRY … Clarins multi-Active day Cream, £34 (Boots), it’s designed to fight the first signs of ageing and prevent premature lines. it contains a potent blend of botanicals which keep skin protected and hydrated. Botanics Pore Perfecting day sPf15 moisture lotion, £3.91 (Boots), makes an ideal moisturiser for anyone with oil-prone skin (which can be a problem for younger women). it also contains an sPf to make sure your complexion is protected all year round.

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30’s

...like Kate Winslet YOUR SKIN …

you may find that fine lines around your eyes appear more noticeable and your skin can start to lose a little of its youthful radiance. this is because cell turnover starts to slow down and collagen starts to diminish. the first signs of sun damage may start to show now in the form of pigmentation marks or brown spots.

TOP TIPS … you may see no changes in your skin or a few of the above, but whatever you see continue the good habit of protecting your skin every day. this will keep your skin tone even and help hang onto that radiant glow. switch to a proper anti-ageing moisturiser and give your skin regular micro-dermabrasion at home treatments (once or twice a week). these help to remove the ‘dulling’ top layer of dead skin cells and allow antiageing creams to really get to work.

TRY … dr. Nick lowe super Charged day Cream sPf15, £16.59 (Boots), this intensive anti-ager will protect skin whilst preventing pigmentation (brown spots), fine lines and wrinkles. olay regenerist micro-dermabrasion & mini Peeling Kit, £24 (Boots), use this kit regularly to gently exfoliate the top layers of skin and help retain that youthful, peachy glow. it also helps to even out skin tone and keep dark spots under control.

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40’s

...like Nicole Kidman

A loss of collagen, fat and elasticity in the skin can cause slight sagging and cheeks to look as if they have dropped. smile lines and wrinkling around the eyes can look more obvious and skin can start to feel drier. under eyes may start to look puffy which can be genetic but also comes with age.

TOP TIPS … Check out creams and lotions that contain both anti-ageing and lifting or firming properties. iff you’ve been using an eye cream switch to one that deals not only with lines but also puffiness and dark circles. iff your skin feels dry opt for a cream rather than lotion.

TRY … l l’oreal revitalift sPf15, £9.99 (superdrug), uperdrug), this day cream will hydrate dry skin whilst fighting wrinkles and making skin feel firmer. itt contains the all important sPf to help prevent further wrinkles and is light enough to wear everyday under make-up. No7 time resisting day & Night eye Care, £18.25 (Boots), is a clever eye product with everything you need in one. one side dispenses a gel that reduces puffiness during the day and keeps the eye area looking bright. the other side contains an anti-ageing night cream to reduce dark circles and smooth lines.

50’s

...like Kim Cattrall

the previous signs can be magnified at this age and your face may start to head south! that means even corners of the mouth and eyes start to point downwards. more dryness appears plus uneven skin tone including age spots. the menopause may have started or be on it’s way, this can create that extra dryness in your skin and also flushing which leaves you with a temporary shine.

TOP TIPS … start wearing an anti-ageing serum underneath your moisturiser to really boost the repair and rejuvenating process. together they will help preserve skin and turn back the clock. A serum can penetrate the skin on a deeper level whilst the moisturiser helps seal in it’s anti-ageing power and provide essential, skin-smoothing moisture and protection.

TRY … estee lauder resilience lift extreme ultra firming Crème sPf15, £46 (www. esteelauder.co.uk), smooth over the top of your serum and the rich blend of energising nutrients gives very dry skin a moisture hit whilst adding a fresh glow. skin looks lifted and feels firmer. estee lauder Perfectionist CP+ Wrinkle lifting serum, £41.11, this award-winning serum has a silky, light texture and helps give a 61% reduction in the appearance of mature wrinkles with regular use. lines look less obvious and skin looks brighter and fresher instantly. the peptide complex strengthens skin, giving it a more dense texture. use day and night under your anti-ageing moisturiser.

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FACIAL By Jan COSMETIC Stanek SURGERY NOW. Jan Stanek FRCS offers his expert advice on one of the most popular cosmetic procedures - Facial Surgery www.janstanek.com

Attempts to make faces more attractive and to redress the ravages of time have been on record for thousands of years. the real progress in cosmetic surgery has been made over the last 100 years and, most significantly, over the last twenty years. Beauty and aging are two separate entities. Beauty is about proportions and finer details, whereas aging is a progression of events which indicate a person’s age. A young person can be unattractive and an old person can be very attractive. youth does not worry about aging, but an older person can worry about being both, unattractive and old. Clearly, aging is a much more complex problem to solve.

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osmetic facial surgery can range from very complex to relatively simple. It may require moving or reshaping facial bones to improve overall facial balance or alteration of individual facial structures, such as the nose. Facial cosmetic surgery for aging is particularly important at the present time because of increased longevity and the perception of ageism in otherwise active and physically fit population. Although facelifting is perceived as the universal answer to setting the clock back, it is not always the correct answer. Much more important is attention to upper and lower eyelids which are often more important than sagging facial skin and contour. Their reshaping can make all the difference between a permanently tired look and fresh and youthful appearance, without looking odd and obviously operated on. Over the last few years there has been a shift towards conserving fat around the eyelids, as opposed to removing it, in some cases resulting in the “hollow eye” look. This has come with the realization that, although the fat volume within the eye socket increases with age, the soft tissues, such as the muscles and skin become weaker and less able to contain it. This weakness presents itself like a hernia, resulting in puffy eyes, or eyebags. New techniques tend to conserve

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“Beauty and aging are two separate entities. Beauty is about proportions and finer details, whereas aging is a progression of events which indicate a person’s age.” most of the fat and rely on repair of these soft tissues. Sagging muscle surrounding the eyelids and skin are also tightened with a more pleasing and natural effect. However, these techniques are more complex than the time-honoured “eyebag” surgery. Facelifting has also made great strides towards more natural and significant results. One reason is the acknowledgement that stretching the skin is not conductive of a good result and the other is that the forehead and neck play an integral part in the process of facial rejuvenation. The best results in facelifting depend on adequate and long-lasting tightening of subcutaneous soft tissue and muscle (the SMAS). Many of the “lunch-time” facelifts are inadequate in this respect and have a limited longevity. Sagging forehead and brows must be corrected before or together with facelifting to produce an overall natural result. The greatest advance in forehead lifting is endoscopic surgery which allows the surgeon to lift or reposition the forehead and brows through small incisions behind the hairline. This procedure is safe, accurate and produces long term results.


“Finally, without freshlooking and youthful skin it is impossible to create a youthful look with surgery alone. Sun damage, smoking and unfavourable genes result in oldlooking skin.” Neck-lifting should be an integral part of facelifting but is currently frowned upon by most facial cosmetic surgeons, largely because it is technically difficult and can result in serious post-operative problems. However, with experience and attention to detail, these problems are largely avoidable. A youthful-looking neck is an essential part of a successful facelift. Aging often results in permanent loss of facial fat that is important in maintaining youthful facial contour and look. This loss of fat mostly occurs in the cheeks and its restoration is as important as tightening of sagging of facial skin and tissues, especially in thin patients. Lost facial fat can be replaced with patients’ own fat, taken from elsewhere, and transplanted by a technique called fat-grafting. Donor fat is retrieved by liposuction, processed and re-injected using blunt needles. The fat cells are deposited in minute amounts and layered to produce a natural, irregularity-free fat layer. Some of the fat will be absorbed but approximately 40% of the transplanted fat will survive. This technique can be used with facelifting or as a separate procedure.

has allowed surgeons to alter nasal structures much more accurately, safely and with predictable results. The operation of rhinoplasty is no longer a hit-and-miss affair, dependant on the surgeon’s perception of what should be done and without patient’s involvement.

Modern chemical peeling is safe and effective, without producing a parchment-like skin and permanent loss of pigment. It can also be repeated without long-term consequences.

Finally, without fresh-looking and youthful skin it is impossible to create a youthful look with surgery alone. Sun damage, smoking and unfavourable genes result in old-looking skin. It has been known for a long time that “burning off” the epidermis (the superficial layer of skin), and beyond, will result in new and better-looking skin. Initially, this was done with peeling agents, dermabrasion in 50s and 60s, and laser resurfacing in 1990s. Now, dermabrasion ...the introduction of the open-approach rhinoplasty has been superseded by time-honoured has allowed surgeons to alter nasal structures much chemical peeling and lasers. Modern chemical more accurately, safely and with predictable results. peeling is safe and effective, without producing a parchment-like skin and permanent loss of pigment. It can also be repeated without long-term hinoplasty is one of the commonest facial cosmetic consequences. Laser is used mostly in severe wrinkling or for operations performed today. The reason is acne scarring, where results of medium chemical peeling are that the nose can significantly effect the overall not nearly as good. New type of laser, the fractional laser, relies appearance and balance and the surgery, if carried on skin resurfacing of part of the skin surface. This reduces out correctly, is relatively straightforward and safe. There the downtime and risks of full laser resurfacing to an absolute are two main advances in rhinoplasty. One is computer minimum. Facial cosmetic surgery has come a long way from imaging, which allows the surgeon to communicate to the its humble beginnings. It is safe, effective and, if done well, patient what can be done by changing certain parameters barely detectable. Further advances in this field will ensure even of the nose and also gauge the patient’s expectations. greater safety and results in days to come. Secondly, the introduction of the open-approach rhinoplasty

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HOW dO YOU CHOOSE A By COSMETIC Nigel SURGEON? Mercer

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he choice of your surgeon for a cosmetic surgery procedure really is one of the most important decisions that you will make. Not only will you be investing a considerable amount of time and money, but you will also be putting your trust and safety in your surgeon’s hands. You will live with the result for life. The terms cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery are inter-changeable. Unfortunately for the public, the UK Government does not designate cosmetic surgery as a specialty in its own right nor does it regulate the industry. The only specialty in which surgeons receive training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery is Plastic Surgery,

but surgeons from other specialties may be trained in specific cosmetic surgery procedures and may perform those procedures to a very high standard. Surgeons who perform cosmetic surgery procedures should perform sufficient numbers to retain their competence, submit audit figures for their cosmetic surgical work, and must attend educational courses to maintain their ‘Continuing Professional Development’ (CPD). However, this does not mean that a surgeon who advertises that they only do cosmetic surgery is necessarily an expert, and do not take pre- and post-operative photos as a reliable indicator of competence. Even the worst surgeon will get some good results.

Nigel Mercer Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President of BAAPS and EASAPS

No matter whom you see, you must ask the correct questions, take advice and do your research.

No matter whom you see, you must ask the correct questions, take advice and do your research.

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Ask your gP. they are there to protect you, and they should know who has a good reputation in your area. use word of mouth. Ask friends. Choose a surgeon, not a clinic or a hospital. if you go to one of the ‘clinics’ you may not see the same surgeon that your friend saw and some may employ surgeons, who come on short-term contracts and then leave. A free consultation is not really free. A surgeon should charge you for their advice and you should not be sold a product or procedure. Beware sales talk on the phone. Check the BAAPs (the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic surgeons) website. it lists BAAPs members by region and there are excellent surgeons through out the country. you do not have to go to london to find excellence. Check the gmC (general medical Council) website to check what specialty your surgeon is registered to work in. if they are not a specialist plastic surgeon ask

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yourself what are you seeing them for and are they trained to perform it.

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Ask how many procedures the surgeon has done and what their complication rates are. Ask what your surgeon’s special interests are, and their complication rates. they are obliged to tell you. Ask what they will do if there is a problem with your operation. think what this implies if you have surgery abroad.

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do not make a decision on the day of the consultation. No matter how long you have been thinking about the problem, go back for a second consultation, for which there should be no charge. Avoid anyone that tells you that “you must have” a cosmetic operation or procedure. No surgical procedure or cosmetic treatment carries a guarantee, so ask yourself, “if i have a complication or i do not get the result i wanted, have i made the right decision?” if the answer is “No” or you have any doubts, do not have the treatment.


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f you can’t afford a face lift or Botox, don’t despair, all the leading cosmetic doctors and dermatologists have their own ranges of skin rejuvenating creams. Packed with the latest wrinkle-busting and réViVe FermitiF Neck reNewaL cream, the RéVive range has been created by noted US plastic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, and uses a bioengineered molecule that is highly effective at reversing the signs of ageing. This star product is a rose-drenched cream that helps tighten the neck and décolleté. The two areas that are most vulnerable to ageing. £100 (www.SpaceNk.co.uk).

Dr. BraNDt LiNeLeSS cream, this wonder cream comes from the internationally renowned doctor with a long celebrity client list. It fuses science with botanicals to protect skin, prevent collagen depletion and preserve moisture levels and elasticity in the skin. £73 (www.SpaceNk. co.uk).

line-smoothing technology, they make great, and cheaper, alternatives to knives and needles. here’s the crème de la crème of lotions and potions straight from the doctor’s office: Dr. SeBagh Serum repair, Dr. Sebagh is one of Europe’s most prestigious aesthetic doctors, and has formulated a range that uses active ingredients to transform skin. A must-have is this highly concentrated serum that encourages the absorption of collagen whilst nourishing and plumping up skin. Massage a few drops over skin before your night cream and wake up with a radiant, smoother complexion.£67 (www.SpaceNk.co.uk).

ZeLeNS iNteNSiVe tripLe-actioN eye cream, world acclaimed plastic surgeon and expert on skin cancer, Dr. Marko Lens, formulated the Zelens range with a unique blend of antioxidants. These help skin fight the anti-ageing battle 24/7. This eye cream is a best seller and effectively reduces puffiness, tightens skin, reduces wrinkles and discolouration around the eyes. £95 (www.ZeLeNS.com).

N.V. perricoNe m.D. amiNe compLex Face LiFt with Ntp compLex, Dr. N.V. Perricone, the famous US dermatologist and creator of the skin rejuvenating Anti-Inflammatory Diet, has a great cosmeceuticals skin care range. This serum has a big celebrity following and promises to promote collagen production and protect the skin from environmental damage – the biggest cause of ageing. It will reduce lines, increase firmness and boost radiance. £76 (www.NVperricoNemD.co.uk).

Dr. Nick Lowe NoN SurgicaL LiNe eraSer, the internationally respected British dermatologist produced his specialist skin care line after 10 years of clinical research. Use this lotion to wipe away fine lines and wrinkles whilst keeping skin super hydrated – essential for reducing future ageing. It gives an instant lift whilst toning, smoothing and softening skin long term. £19.95 (BootS).

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things you should knoW aBout rhinoplasty

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David R Gateley MA FRCS FRCS (Plast)

What does rhinoplasty mean? This is the generic term for most operations on the nose

Who does rhinoplasty? If your concerns are purely about the function of the nose including snoring, breathing and bleeding then an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon is the best choice. If you have concerns about the cosmetic appearance of your nose then the choice is a Plastic Surgeon, ENT Surgeon or a Maxillo Facial Surgeon. If you want a plastic surgeon then check on the BAAPS or BAPRAS websites to find a surgeon near you. Beware there are many surgeons who give their title as ‘facial plastic surgeon’ however there is no such speciality. They will be ENT or Maxillofacial surgeons.

What should happen in the consultation? Firstly there should be more than one consultation. During the consultations a full history and examination of your nose will be required and a discussion about the specific surgery needed. Photographs should be used, drawings can also help. You should be given the opportunity to ask questions and literature to read.

What does the surgery involve? The surgery is either done as a closed or open procedure. The former places all cuts inside the nose. The latter places a cut on the skin between the nostrils and this is usually required if significant change to the tip of the nose or the straightness of the nose is required. All corrections will be made through this access. The surgery is performed under a full anaesthetic.

What happens afterwards? You should expect to wake up in the recovery area with a caste on the bridge of your nose. Some surgeons place small packs into the nostrils. Your recovery nurse will be talking to you and caring for you as you slowly awaken. She will need to gradually sit you up which helps with any bleeding which you will have from your nostrils.

What happens over the first 24hrs after surgery? Once in your room you will be cared for by the ward nurses. You will feel light headed but there should be no pain. Your throat may be sore and occasionally you feel sick. A small bolster over the nostrils will need to be changed through the night. You may bruise around the eyes. Next morning the surgeon will review you any packs removed. Normally you go home with the caste in place which is removed by the surgeon’s team at one week with any stitches.

Will i get a good result? If you have chosen your surgeon wisely and your expectations are realistic then you should expect to be happy with the result.

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David Gateley MA fRCS fRCS (Plast) is a Consultant at St George’s hospital nhS Trust in London with a private practice at 119 harley Street and Wimbledon. www.plastic-surgery.co.uk.


heal REMEDIES 1.

Post-op recovery used to mean keeping a bag of frozen peas handy! Now, thanks to a wide choice of healing creams and gels, bruising, redness and scarring can be soothed and the healing process boosted. here’s our pick of the best:

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heal gel, £27.40 (www.healgel.com)

it took five leading British plastic and cosmetic surgeons, a skin biochemist and three years to perfect this skin healing formula – and boy will you be glad they did. Loved by celebrities, it contains ten active ingredients that have been grouped to deal with different areas. Soothing, repairing and anti-scarring. Apply to troubled areas two or three times a day but never to open wounds or bad burns.

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elizabeth Arden eight hour Cream, £22 (Boots).

This multi-purpose balm was first created to soothe racehorse’s hooves. Since then the herbal blend has become just what the doctor ordered when it comes to soothing red, itchy, sore and cracked skin on the face and body. Try the intensive Moisturising Body Treatment formula on itchy, post-liposuction legs, hips and tummies. (As recommended in independent cosmetic beauty consultant, Wendy Lewis’, book, Plastic Makes Perfect – Orion Books).

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Bio oil, from £6.66 (www.bio-oil-direct.co.uk)

A great budget-priced treatment that helps with a multitude of skin problems on the face and body. it improves the appearance of scars, helps diminish stretch marks, smoothes an uneven skin tone and can work on lines and wrinkles. The star ingredient is PurCellin Oil blended together with vitamins A and e plus Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile Oils. not only can it reduce the look of old and new scars it’s also perfect for preventing stretch marks due to its skin-elasticising abilities.

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Crème de la mer moisturising Cream, from £88.08 (www.houseoffraser.co.uk)

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Nelsons Arnica Cream, £5.82 (Boots)

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Agera recovery Cream, £58 (www.ageraonline.co.uk)

After severely burning his skin, aerospace physicist, Dr. Max huber, began experimenting with ingredients to make a cream that would help heal his scars. After 12 years and 6,000 experiments, he finally perfected what is now known as that ‘super’ cream – Crème de la Mer. A mixture of sea kelp, vitamins and minerals that miraculously smoothes and heals skin. ideal for post-trauma skin to encourage skin’s own healing process. (Body Cream available, £156.59).

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Reduce bruising and swelling with this affordable and natural cream. Containing an active ingredient from the alpine plant, Arnica Montana, it can be gently massaged over the area for relief. Applying a cold compress for a few minutes first can also help, but be careful not to apply for longer as this can damage skin.

This Cortisone and hydrocortisone-free cream uses anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe and calm skin post procedure. even if you’ve taken a no-knife option, skin can still smart after treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and iPL (intense Pulsed Light) photo-rejuvenation. Smooth over cleansed skin morning and night to soothe inflammation whilst encouraging collagen production. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and Asian.

Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor/surgeon and gain his permission before using any of these products.

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Breast and Body surgery: the options Body surgery: Breast and

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS

always a controversial and emotive subject, breast and belly surgery has received much press recently, not all of it positive especially when related to the post pregnancy body. a personal choice, the decision is never easy but to help you make an informed judgment we have asked London’s premier female plastic surgeon, ms angelica Kavouni to outline some procedures to help you along the way.

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ost plastic surgeons would agree that the

level with the centre of the upper arm. Breast skin

majority of female clients contemplating

stretches during pregnancy, breast feeding or weight

breast and body intervention are post

gain – in many cases the skin does not retract to its

pregnant women seeking help for either one or a

initial state and the breasts droops leaving the nipple at

combination of the following: sagging breasts; empty

a lower level. Mastopexy (breast uplift) aims to change

breasts; breast asymmetry; sagging abdominal skin

the shape of the breast, reclaiming any residual breast

and stretch marks. Another growing patient group

tissue and placing it in a tighter pocket higher on the

consists of those (both men and women) who have

chest wall whilst slack and redundant skin is removed.

lost a considerable amount of weight leaving them with

The most common and effective incision is the vertical

exactly the same problems.

scar, ‘lollipop’ technique which leaves a scar around the nipple and extends vertically to the underside

emPty or smAll BreAsts Breast augmentation or boob job

of the breast. This procedure may remove a few

Neither Jordan nor Posh Spice have served to help

noticeable.

the amount of negative controversy surrounding breast

Ms Kavouni: “This operation may be considered before

enlargement but they are extreme cases for what has

you have finished childbearing as, dependent upon

become a very subtle procedure.

the technique; it may not interfere with breast-feeding.

stretch marks, but most remain although maybe less

Clients must be informed that breast uplift surgery

ms Kavouni: “The majority of ladies I see just want

will not prevent the breasts from drooping again if

to throw away their ‘chicken fillets’ so outwardly their

presented with the same circumstances that made

shape does not change – even their mothers wouldn’t

them droop in the first place.”

guess. Proportion, not disproportion is the key to successful breast augmentation in the 21st Century

BreAst Asymmetry

and with the modern small incisions used, become

Breast asymmetry or uneven breasts can be caused by several factors. Genetics plays a big part in how our bodies grow however this is not the sole reason for lopsided breasts - hormones, pregnancy and breast feeding all leave their individual mark.

undetectable very quickly.”

drooPiNg BreAsts mastopexy or breast uplift Following child rearing, weight loss or ageing many women find that their breasts have drooped with skin

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losing its elasticity and volume. In a normal ‘average’

ms Kavouni: “Correcting breast symmetry is

breast, the nipple and areola are positioned at a point

often tricky and you must be cautious if a surgeon

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promises you an exact improvement. Ask which solution is best

will inevitably be women who, following the birth of their child/

for you as there are many options – ranging from one sided

children, dislike the effects childbirth has had on their body

breast reduction with uplift; one sided augmentation; bilateral

shape and appearance. Mothers often dislike their stretched

augmentation to bilateral uplift with one sided breast reduction.”

abdominal skin; especially if it contains the scar of a Caesarean operation, and no amount of cream or exercise will ever reduce

sAggiNg ABdomiNAl sKiN ANd stretCh mArKs

stretch marks.

Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck/apronectomy During this

ms Kavouni: “For best results, the patient should be within

procedure excess skin and fat is removed and the abdominal

several pounds of their ideal weight. This procedure can be

muscles re-sutured if separation has occurred (mainly due to

combined with liposuction to the waistline to enhance the

pregnancy) The majority of patients opting for this procedure

cosmetic effect.”

carefully consider the following prior to making your decision: SCARRING eventually the scars will thin and become hardly noticeable, it can take a good year POST OPERATIVE RECOVERY: You will need to rest for at least 2 weeks after both breast or tummy surgery. This means

for them to settle and a couple of years to fully mature. LENGTHY

NO hovering or housework; NO driving; NO exercise except for short walks; minimal stair climbing in the first week; NO lifting heavy objects (such as children) COST: As for all cosmetic procedures we discourage patients incurring debt to pay so if you can’t afford it don’t do it!

Breast enhancement specific: • NIPPLE SENSATION might be impaired •BREAST FEEDING might not be possible • CAPSULAR CONTRACTION: Although this occurs in a minute number of cases – less than 10% - it is never-the-less a distressing problem and requires surgical correction. The pocket can tighten around one or both of the implants causing misshapen breast(s) and in some cases discomfort. Top of the range implants and placing the implant under the muscle can help reduce this risk but not remove risk entirely. The WEIGHT of your ‘new’ breasts. Patients are always surprised how different it feels having breast implants – they are not used to the weight of full breasts and can seem quite heavy in comparison.

IMPLANT PLACEMENT:

Always remember you have the options of placement either under the

muscle or on top of the muscle. Placing implants on top of the muscle is technically simpler and takes less time to perform. LONG

RECOVERY:

Build up of fluid between the implant and the tissue wall can

be a problem after surgery and is called a seroma. Rest as above to avoid this complication

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Weight Loss Surgery

For some people weight gain is a life long problem. Being overweight by a few pounds is vastly different to being several stone overweight. Despite diet and exercise, sometimes that extra weight just won’t shift, and for some, the decision to turn to surgery is the only answer. If you feel this could be an option for you, here are the major alternatives for surgically losing weight...

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around the new body shape. So the best option is to be patient

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around the new body shape. So the best option is to be patient

start a whole new and healthier way of life.

and wait and see how your new body looks after this time.

start a whole new and healthier way of life.

and wait and see how your new body looks after this time.

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MaleSurgery In the last ten years my private practice in london has seen a 5% increase, year on year, in the number of men coming for surgery. The stigma associated with male cosmetic surgery is beginning to disappear, culminating in a more open and accepted approach to men’s cosmetic needs. An increasingly popular treatment I have carried out on men in recent years is male chest reduction for the condition gynacomastia. About 30% of the male population suffers from this condition in varying degrees. Many men are not concerned by having so called ‘man boobs’, but for the more extreme cases the condition gynacomastia can have a huge effect on quality of life. At present I am carrying out around three male breast reductions a week at my practice. One particular young man, by the name of Lee Jardine always stands out in mind for the above reasons. He came to me after years of not understanding the condition he was so clearly suffering with, he had even resorted to fastening a leather belt tightly across his chest and then wearing four layers of clothing to try and reduce the appearance of his breasts. The relief he felt at knowing something could be done about his condition was huge, for him it was fantastic to finally have someone acknowledge that he wasn’t just over weight, he did have a medical condition. I successfully operated on Lee a little over 8 months ago and he is now living life to the full and is no longer ashamed of his body.

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Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Alex Karidis explains the rising trend in male Cosmetic Surgery As men have become more aware of the options that are available to them, there has been increased interest in a diverse range of procedures. Men have also discovered the benefits of botox although they are still a significant minority compared to women.

This year alone, I have seen requests for men asking for tummy tucks rise by 51%, chin lifts 44%, facelifts 17%, while botox has risen a remarkable 57%. In general my male patients are around 50-55 years old when they request surgery, which is older than women who often are around 40-45. This is mainly due to men’s skin being naturally thicker, which doesn’t wrinkle and fold as much as that of women’s. As more men approach me for Cosmetic Surgery to improve their appearance, their reasons for doing so also diversify. In consultations men often suggest skills are no longer sufficient in the workplace and to

compete with colleagues, appearance is seen by many as increasingly important. Furthermore, many men are now entering into second marriages with younger women. Men in these situations appear to have a greater pressure to maintain a more youthful appearance. I stress to all clients that surgery is a personal decision and that they should never go through with surgery if they have unrealistic expectations. There is still a degree of stigma attached to Cosmetic Surgery for many men. This is obvious when I look at the number of referrals I receive from men compared to women; women are clearly much more open with family, friends and colleagues about their surgery choices. The majority of my male patients are still very private and concerned about how people will react to their decision. I am positive that the field of Cosmetic Surgery will continue to see a steady increase in the number of men having surgery and that over time men will increasingly come around to the idea of "maintaining" themselves. Mr Alex Karidis / The Loretto Clinic, The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth St Johns Wood / www. nipntuck.co.uk / 020 7432 8727


forget soap-on-a-rope, men’s grooming is getting serious. With every year that passes the male preening market is getting bigger and it’s no wonder - Beckham’s buff body and flawless face are everywhere. from anti-ageing moisturisers to under eye concealers, men’s beauty booty is taking over the bathroom. here’s 8 of the best buys:

1: Yves saint Laurent touche ecLat Pour homme, £22.50 (Boots), this version of the famous under eye concealer, loved by make-up artists, is for guys only. it’s formulated especially to suit men’s skin and can wipe away dark circles and signs of fatigue in one swipe. 2: Boots time DeLaY For men WrinkLe DeFence moisturiser sPF15, £6.79 (Boots), one of the major causes of ageing is exposure to uv light, even in winter and through clouds. This moisturiser contains an SPf15, which is ideal for protecting skin everyday (in summer you need to put a sun protection lotion over the top). Designed to hydrate and smooth the toughest skin. 3: kiehL’s aLoe vera BioDegraDaBLe LiquiD BoDY cLeanser, £15 (WWW.kiehLs. com), a suitably mannish shower gel with a personal, handwritten note from god of the bods, Brad Pitt, on the label. not only does this leave the 5: gucci BY gucci Pour homme, £38 (WWW.gucci.com), spritz this subtle but sensual fragrance that uses leather, cypress, violet and tobacco extracts over your skin for a masculine, sexy aroma. The coollooking, chunky bottle comes with the signature Gucci horsebit on the lid for the ultimate in designer cred.

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body squeaky clean, it’s made from 100% biodegradable ingredients with 100% of the net profits going to Brad’s, Make it Right charity. Set up to help reduce adverse impact on the environment.

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nivea For men siLver Protect 24h anti-PersPirant, From £2.35 (chemists nationWiDe), it’s a fact that men produce twice as much perspiration as women and that it’s moisture harbours more bacteria. The answer? Silver. used in World War i to treat wounds and more recently as an anti-bacterial aid in sportswear, this precious metal helps to keep under arms fresh too. nivea has captured silver ions and suspended them in it’s latest formula.

1 6: Jean PauL gauLtier monsieur PoWDer Bronzer, £29 (seLecteD house oF Fraser stores), you don’t have to get in touch with your feminine side to use this, it’s designed just for men. A special formula to help hide blemishes and give a healthy glow (whether you’ve been to the gym or not) can be yours with a dusting of this best selling, light reflective powder.

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7: cLinique skin suPPLies For men DaiLY eYe hYDrator, £18 (WWW. cLinique.co.uk), crinkly eyes may make a man look distinguished and wise but lines still need to be kept under control. Pat this oil-free gel around eyes to help reduce the look of fine lines and shadows. use daily to firm and strengthen the eye area.

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8: origins BLaDe runner energizing shave cream, £12 (WWW.origins.co.uk), with skin-conditioning Kukui nut oil, this natural, lightweight cream makes shaving a breeze. it helps your razor to glide over skin and stubble effortlessly whilst cooling and moisturising.

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anti aging

tips - top ten

ANTI AGING DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN TURNING TO COSMETIC SURGERY. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ROLL BACK THE YEARS, HERE'S A SELECTION OF TIPS:

1 stop sun Worship 2 stop smoking

Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging skin. Smoking accelerates skin aging by causing Sun damage leads to a process that produces deep wrinkles, rough collagen destruction. The tell-tale signs are dull, leathery skin and age spots. greyish, dry skin, increased wrinkling around the Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection against eyes and the puckering wrinkles from drawing on UVA and UVB light. It is important to apply enough product and cigarettes - "smoker's face" If you smoke – stop, reapply as necessary. You should use it every day as UV rays are sorry there’s no other way. Speak to your GP about present even on overcast days. If you must have a tan - fake it. cessation therapies.

4 keep on

3 supplement your diet

moving

For maximum anti aging protection ensure your diet includes protein, essential fatty Exercise increases energy, lean muscle acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants help repair the damage caused by free mass and blood flow to the skin. It also radicals and are found in foods such as berries, fruit, green vegetables and even helps reduce stress. chocolate. Avoid tea and coffee and try switching to green tea. You need to hydrate your skin from within - skin cells need water just like every part of your body including your brain. Aim to drink 1-2 litres every day.

5 lose the

6 relax

Prolonged stress causes the body to release hormones which suppress the immune system and speed up the aging process. The result is premature lines and wrinkles. It is important to recognize stress and take action to reduce it effectively. Following the advice above will not completely reverse the skin damage that is present but will stop it from getting worse. For those who want more dramatic results try these treatments.

8 Botox™

The most popular cosmetic procedure in the western world, botox therapy is supremely effective at reducing facial wrinkles. It can be given in small doses to give a natural look.

9 Juvederm™

Fillers are injected to plump up areas where there has been a loss of volume leading to deep lines. There are many fillers on the market but my personal favourite is Juvederm Ultra™.

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Booze

We all know that drinking too much can lead to serious health problems. What is less talked about is the aging effect of alcohol on the skin. Alcohol is bad for your skin as it is has an inflammatory and dehydrating action which accelerates the aging process.

7 prescriBed skin care

Your specialist can prescribe skin products for you that have proven clinical effects in rejuvenating the skin. The Obagi NuDerm™ system contains active ingredients that combine to visibly improve the tone, texture and appearance of the skin.

10 pixel™

Fractional laser resurfacing is a perfect way to rejuvenate the skin. It removes the surface layers and stimulates the deeper layers.

Contact: dr Patel, 08456 528 999 or email: northlondon@samedaydoctor.co.uk


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pins &

needles

Pulse Laser & Skin Clinic has a revolutionary approach to skin rejuvenation. With the latest in cutting edge technology they offer advanced solutions for anti-ageing, creating excellent results. a procedure they have recently introduced is the Dermal Roller or Micro Needling System (MNS). In the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in the use of treatments for rejuvenating ageing skin. Traditionally the most effective way of achieving noticeable results was by more aggressive methods, which carried out significant downtime for the patient, however recently a number of less or non-invasive treatments have emerged. One such treatment, which is growing in popularity but has been little talked about, until recently, is skin needling.

wHat is Micro needling?

How does it work?

The MNS Roller is a barrel-like roller with

The needle breaks the skin and causes micro-trauma and micro-

200 tiny micro needles that are thinner than

inflammation. Your body responds by sending blood to the area for healing.

your own hair! When the needles are rolled

As your skin repairs itself, new collagen builds up just below the surface.

across the skin, hundreds of microscopic

The wrinkles, lines, or depressed scars plump from the bottom-up without

“pin pricks” are created. As your skin heals

the use of anything artificial. Repeated needling sessions gradually and

underneath, it uses your own collagen to fill

continually build new collagen to fill in the treated areas. The gentle stimulus

the “valleys” of wrinkles and scars naturally

provided by Micro Needling is far more “skin friendly” and thus far more

without removing the top layer of skin. Collagen

effective than many other more invasive and more expensive skin treatments.

is what your body produces to keep your skin

This appears to be the end of the story. But it isn’t. Underneath the skin’s

young healthy. Micro needling is a natural

surface, much more is going on. In fact, the healing response which begins

skin rejuvenation method that fills and softens

immediately upon the injury kick-starts a healing process that last for

wrinkles and scars. It does not use chemicals,

several months, and up to a year. This natural healing process is where all

fillers, injections, or lasers. Once the tiny micro

the magic happens. Deeper needle penetrations into the dermis produces

channels are created by the needles, the barrel

better collagen and elastin production. The breaking of blood vessels is

itself has a unique way of mechanically pushing

also key to starting the 12-month healing and reorganizing phase. If the

the topical serums inside the holes and finally

needle only pokes the topmost skin layer and does not reach the dermis,

under the skin, this increases the effectiveness

there may be some improvements but no dramatic results. For optimum

of active ingredients dramatically.

results in depressed acne scarring, surgical scars, severe pigmentation, stretch marks, and cellulite, it is recommended to have the deeper treatments done at a clinic with a trained professional.

How can i get it? Pulse Beauty are now offering a range of Needling systems which are available online at www.pulsebeauty.co.uk from around £50. If you get a chance it's also beneficial to give their advice line a call (0800 0433 365) and they can tailor a skincare regime to work with your new MNS Roller, to give you fantastic results.

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ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLES d

o you know your Botox from your Cosmoderm? if not, then read on to find out which wrinkle smoother is best for you. Beauty clinics all over the country offer these popular injectable treatments as quick and less invasive options to cosmetic surgery. in some cases you can nip out in your lunch hour, have

a few shots to enhance your facial features, and be back at your desk relatively pain-free. injectables and skin fillers can be used to increase volume in skin tissue, reduce wrinkles and re-contour the face. to help you make an informed choice here is a list of the most popular injectable treatments available and what they do.

• Belotero

• CollAgeN

As time passes, our skin succumbs to a perfectly natural process. Now, a youthful appearance can be restored just as naturally with Belotero, the world’s first monophasic hyaluronic acid filler with CPM® (Cohesive Polydensified Matrix) technology. This unique production process gives Belotero exceptional viscosity and elasticity, so it intergrates homogenously into the skin for a smooth, natural, revitalised appearance, and offers a Long-lasting lifting effect for a perfect cosmetic result. Best For: Lines, wrinkles and lips. Lasts: Belotero is long lasting and effective for 5 – 8 months, two treatments per year are sufficient for an elegant and natural result.

Collagen has been in use since 1976 and is one of the most popular wrinkle fillers. A natural protein found in the body, collagen helps to support skin and give it a plumped up look. Natural collagen depletes with age and can eventually leave the face with a saggy appearance. Injectable collagen is often sourced from cows and some people find they are allergic to it. Doctors should offer a skin test to check for this prior to treatment. Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are from human collagen and can help avoid allergic reactions. Cosmoderm is perfect for fine lines whilst Cosmoplast is ideal for deep wrinkles. Best For: Wrinkles, Defining lips, Fine mouth lines and smokers lines. Lasts: 3 to 4 months, maybe more, it depends how much is used.

• BotoX CosmetiC

The Juvederm range uses smooth, 3-D matrix technology with lidocaine. This produces a smooth consistency gel that gives a natural look and feel after treatment. It is also long lasting and the lidocaine element helps ease the discomfort of injections, making it perfect for those who are nervous of needles. Best For: Long lasting results for facial contouring and lip enhancement. Lasts: Up to 12 months.

This is the brand name for botulinum toxin type-A, a purified protein that has been in use in the medical industry for years and is the world’s best known injectable. Injected in highly diluted doses it causes muscles to relax and when used on the face will help stop the muscular contractions that create lines and wrinkles over time. The effects will last around 3 to 6 months so top up treatments are necessary. Best For: Crow’s feet, forehead lines, neck lifts, mouth corners, upper lip lines, brow lifts, lifting a nose tip, chest creases, scar reduction, excessive sweating and tapering jawlines. Lasts: It’s 3 to 6 months before effects gradually wear off followed by a return to normal muscle activity. 32

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• Juvederm

• miCroliPoiNJeCtioN This is regarded as one of the safest injectable treatments as it uses the patients own fat. Fat is extracted using a low power form of liposuction from either the buttocks, stomach or thighs. It is then injected into areas of the face that need volume. Although a large amount of the fat is re-absorbed by the body as much as a third of that injected can remain for years. Best For: Volumising cheeks and chin, larger facial hollows. Lasts: It can vary from 6 months to several years depending on the extent of treatment. If large amounts of fat are injected deep into muscle tissue it can be permanent.


• rAdiesse tm

Best For: Fine lines and wrinkles, deeper creases, facial contouring and lip enhancement (Restylane Lipp). Lasts : around 9 months to a year, depending on the area treated and which product is used.

Radiesse™ dermal filler, the innovative and recently awarded injectable, restores a youthful look in less than an hour and gives immediate results, requiring little or no recovery time. Radiesse™ dermal filler feels soft and looks natural because it stimulates the production of the body’s own collagen. The results last up to 18 months, longer than most leading dermal fillers, but are not permanent. Radiesse™ dermal filler is highly effective, safe and has received high satisfaction scores from current users. Best For: Radiesse™ dermal filler can be used for multiple treatment areas, including hands, for filling lines and volumizing. Lasts: The results are longer lasting, up to 18 months or longer, but are not permanent.

• sCulPtrA This is the brand name for poly-L-lactic acid, a material that has been used for years in dissolvable stitches. It’s used to add volume to hollow areas such as creases, folds, pitted scars, sunken areas around eye sockets and concaved cheeks. It is not an instant gratification treatment and generally takes around 3 treatments to achieve the best results. Best For: Ageing hands, chest wrinkles, hollow areas and creases on the face. Lasts: 18 to 36 months after 3 treatments.

• restylANe Restylane is made from biodegradable hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found naturally in the body. It boosts the skin’s hydration system and replenishes the skin to restore youthful volume by supporting the skin’s structure to delay the signs of ageing. More than a dermal filler; it stimulates the production of collagen and improves skin elasticity. It lifts and smoothes away lines and restores skin tone and youthful volume without loss of facial expression. Restylane SubQ is ideal for restoring loss of facial volume while Restylane Vital Light is perfect for adding ‘luminescence’ as it boosts the skin’s light reflecting qualities. Restylane Perlane has a thicker gel consistency and is perfect for reducing the look of deeper wrinkles and lines whilst plumping up facial contours.

Pre-Injection tips from Wendy Lewis, the world’s leading independent beauty consultant. Although a few injectables include pain relief and are injected straight in with the substance, there are many without. doctors can apply numbing agents beforehand, especially when it comes to lip enhancement which is the most painful. otherwise ice can provide welcome relief!

• teosyAl This volumising gel is produced in Switzerland and comes in several formulas, each carrying a different thickness. The thickness dictates where on the face it will be used and what it can plump and fill. It is made from several hyaluronic acid based products that are of non-animal, biocompatible origin to offer immediate and long lasting results. Best For: Mild to moderate wrinkles, nasolabial lines (nose to mouth), frown lines, crow’s feet, lip enhancement, lip lines and facial contouring. Lasts: 6 to 9 months depending on how much is used.

Ask your doctor for a Caine-based product such as Betacaine, emlA 5%, lmX4 or Anestop and apply before injections. leave it long enough to numb the skin. some doctors will apply a numbing agent used for dental procedures prior to lip enhancement.

Avoid Aspirin products, Nurofen, and ibuprofen, blood thinners and vitamin e for one to two weeks before treatment. this will help prevent increased bleeding and bruising.

Avoid having a treatment on an empty stomach as this may cause dizziness or fainting.

use ice packs before and after treatments to help reduce pain and swelling.

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excessive sWeating (hyperhidrosis)

sWeaty armpits are not pleasant for anyone! The medical term for the armpit is the axilla. Excessive axillary sweating (or axillary hyperhidrosis!) can make anyone’s life a misery. There are obviously antiperspirant sprays and in particular aluminium Chloride based preparations. Hand and foot sweating can be helped by Glycpyrronium bromide 0.05% solution. They are applied 2-3 times a week at night and washed off in the morning to avoid damage to clothes. application can be very effective especially for underarm sweating. However they can cause the skin to become irritated over time. However, there is an extremely effective treatment for armpit sweating ….. Botox. The axilla has a multitude of sweat glands and each gland has a tiny muscle that extrudes the sweat (sebum) onto the skin. Botox can paralyse these tiny muscles and can give months of very effective abolition of sweating. The procedure takes about 30 minutes: Firstly you need to be happy with all the information about botox itself – its side effects and risks. The axilla is a very forgiving place to inject and there are very few complications associated with this area. There are no cosmetic blunders that can occur here. Our experienced physician will firstly observe the area to see where the sweating occurs. This is usually quite well linked to the hair-bearing areas. If there is any doubt, an iodine starch test can be performed which clearly stains the sweat producing areas. Ice is then applied to the area. It is a sensitive area and this part is, in truth, a little uncomfortable – but this procedure is so effective that it is usually well worth it. A grid of 1cm squares is then drawn over the sweaty areas and a small volume of botox is injected in each square. On average this will mean about 20 tiny injections in each axilla (a total of 50 units each side) – and that’s it. This will not abolish sweating completely, but you should notice a dramatic reduction. Many patients don’t even use deodorant at all. The effect can last up to 6 months, and some report that they only ever need the procedure once per year.

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the hertfordshire CliNiC (st AlBANs) The Hertfordshire Clinic in the centre of St Albans has built up an enviable reputation for work with facial aesthetics, with many loyal and regular patients. Aesthetic injections have been performed at The Hertfordshire Clinic since 2001. The clinic strongly believes that injections require significant skill, and should be performed only by practitioners who have proven commitment and experience. The 'botox party' has done considerable damage to the reputation of Botulinum toxin in public opinion – a situation our practitioners aim to redress. The clinic supports the notion that injections should take place in a clinical setting, under clinical supervision, with all the care that is routinely devoted to more conventional surgical specialties. For all Facial Aesthetic Injection treatments including Axillary Hyperhidrosis , and all other facial wrinkle treatments, contact Charlotte on 01727 898162 And visit our website at: www.aesthetic-face.co.uk

the Hertfordshire Clinic EXPERT HEALTH CARE, ON YOUR DOORSTEP, WITHOUT THE WAIT

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Suffer No More ! Highly effective injection treatment available from experienced physician. In the centre of ST ALBANS One treatment will leave you trouble free for up to 6 months For men and women

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clinics herts & Beds

the hertfordshire CliNiC Located in the heart of St albans, The

significant

Hertfordshire Clinic is dedicated to making you feel

skill, and

and look younger. at The Hertfordshire Clinic Dr.

should be

Godlee has built up an enviable reputation for his

performed only by

work as a facial aesthetic practitioner, with many

practitioners who

loyal and regular patients. He was been performing

have proven commitment and experience, ad believes

aesthetic injections at The Hertfordshire

that the ‘botox party’ has done considerable damage

Clinic since 2001, and is a keen proponent of

to the reputation of Botulinum toxin in public opinion.

the beneficial effects of Botulinum toxin. The

According to Dr. Godlee, injections should take place

treatments are carried out by an experienced

in a clinical setting, under clinical supervision, with all

physician after full consultation, in a safe clinical

the care that is routinely devoted to more conventional

setting. They offer a simple, structured, therapeutic

surgical specialities.

plan to restore and enhance the appearance of

The Hertfordshire Clinic, Art School Yard,

your skin, using some of the safest and most

The Maltings, off Victoria Street, St. Albans,

effective therapies available anywhere

Hertfordshire AL1 3YS.

Dr. Godlee strongly believes that injections require

01727 898 162

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ryder CliNiC at The Ryder Clinic they aim to optimise your natural looks with safe, proven technologies. They are able to smooth lines and wrinkles, remove blemishes, scars and excess hair, prevent acne as well as rejuvenate skin. All procedures are carried out by fully trained and experienced Medical Staff following a personal consultation. The Ryder Clinic prides themselves on personalised care for each of their clients, which, combined with the experience, and knowledge of the staff means you get the very best treatment available. As a private health care centre that provides you with the very best in doctor-led medical and aesthetic services, you can expect the latest in products and state of the art technology. The clinic offers an excellent array of anti- wrinkle treatments such as Botox® and Juvéderm®. If however you’re looking for a treatment to reduce signs of pigmentation from sun exposure and smoking damage, Ryder Clinic offers advanced Cutera® Limelight™, which can remove this pigmentation resulting in much younger looking, toned skin. The Elms, 24 Hall Place Gardens, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SF 01727 860 230

WelWyN CliNiC at Welwyn aesthetic Clinic they offer a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Whether you want to roll back the years or to simply have a more radiant complexion,

‘Whether you want to roll back the years or to simply have a more radiant complexion, the specialist’s nurses have the knowledge and experience to find a solution that’s right for you.’

the specialist’s nurses have the

Innocent Skin provides cutting edge technology and scientific skincare that delivers results.

The clinic is at the forefront of the

knowledge and experience to find a

anti-ageing market. They offer effective

solution that's right for you. With an assortment of treatments from dermal fillers

iNN iNNoCeNt sKiN sK

non-surgical alternatives to surgery. Laser-IPL - the treatment that gives so much more as seen on TV’s -

and anti-wrinkle procedures, using Restylane, this

10 years younger.

product allows them to produce excellent results.

There Laser-IPL services include permanent hair reduction, facial

If however you wish to rejuvenate your skin there

rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction and thread vein removal as well as relaxant

are plenty of non-surgical treatments available from

and Collagen treatments, giving you complete control over how you look

Skin Peels, Microdermabrasion or Obagi System, creating a healthier and younger looking complexion Welwyn Aesthetic Clinic, 27 High Street, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9EE 01438 712211

and feel. Innocent Skin is based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and offer quality treatments from experienced professionals. Innocent Skin 36 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6HP, 0800 678 3730

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Bedford sKiN CliNiC

pride themselves

The Bedford Skin Clinic is a modern laser and skin

on offering highly

care clinic for both men and woman. Established by

skilled and

Dr adri Hofmeister and Mrs Greer Wood (RN) they

experienced

understand that life is sometimes more enjoyable

staff, which are

when you are happy with how you feel about yourself

committed to

and your appearance. They pride themselves in their

continuing their

gentle and caring approach to help build a more

professional

confident and new you.

development and regularly

Bedford Skin Clinic uses refined techniques and advanced

attend courses and

clinically proven equipment (FDA approved) for the fast and

seminars to further their

permanent solution to unwanted hair and skin lesions. Their

knowledge in their

treatments are suitable for those who are seeking fast, non-

specific field.

invasive, minimal risk solution to clearer, healthier looking skin.

Bedford Skin Clinic,

“life is sometimes more enjoyable when you are happy with how you feel about yourself and your appearance.”

123 Hartington Street, As a registered clinic by the Healthcare Commission, plus all their

Bedford, MK41 7RN

treatments are approved by the Laser Protection Supervisor. They

01234-271 682

riverBANKs CliNiC award winners for the ‘Best New Clinic 2009’, Riverbanks is set in a pretty Georgian building, which has been extensively renovated to create light, fresh surroundings, with wooden flooring and a homely, organic feel. You’ll be looked after in treatment areas boasting state-of-the-art technology, using proven cutting-edge procedures. By listening carefully to your requirements and expectations, they can clearly outline ways you can regain and maintain your skin’s vitality, suppleness and glow. Riverbanks can help you select the procedures that will best benefit you in the long term, and help you develop an ongoing programme to get the most out of the treatments you choose. Riverbanks values are traditional and informal, affording you as much privacy as you need in an environment that is relaxed, friendly and – above all – professional. Let Riverbanks enhance your skin’s natural beauty and give it a second chance; you can look and feel better – at the country's premier cosmetic clinic. Riverbanks Clinic, Lower Harpenden Road, East Hyde, Bedfordshire, LU2 9QS 01582 762877

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reJuveNis PemBerley sKiN CliNiC

quAliAesthetiC CliNiC Walking into the Qualiaesthetic Clinic you’ll be instantly struck by the sense of calm and confidence. Not

ReJuvenis (Pemberley Skin Clinic) is an aesthetic

only is the environment warm and inviting, the staff

clinic run and supervised by experienced GPs, with

are welcoming, professional and immediately place

a wealth of expertise between the doctors. Based in

patients at ease.

Bedford, they aim to provide a high level of service

It is the perfect place for all aesthetic facial treatments, bringing

with a variety of aesthetic treatments, catering for

together an array of procedures from anti- injectables, fillers,

the individual client.

permanent make up and a selection of skincare options such as

At the root of all of their treatments is the provision of a quality

peels or facials.

service that is tailored to the individual. As doctors, they will

Using the very latest and advanced products such as Sculptra®,

listen to your needs, and plan any treatment around your

Juvederm® and Environ, all of which provide excellent results

specific requirements, for a truly personal service.

and solutions for problematic facial issues.

Dr. Julian Lane: MB BS, DRCOG. has had a special interest

QualiAesthetic Clinic also offers cosmetic dentistry, providing you

in surgical procedures for over 15 years, and has experience

with a Smile Makeover that will change the way you feel about

in performing both minor and major surgical operations.

your smile forever.

Dr. Simon Rogers: MB ChB, MRCGP. is a full-time GP

For a free consultation contact the clinic today.

and is involved in the training of both GP registrars and

93 95 High Street Rickmansworth

Foundation year hospital doctors. He carries out minor

Hertfordshire WD3 1EF

surgical procedures at Pemberley Surgery.

01923 710 600

32 Pemberley Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2LA 01234-244929

AurorA CliNiC Aurora is a leading cosmetic surgery practice covering areas including Princes Risborough, Northampton, Milton

roystoN AesthetiCs

Keynes, Buckinghamshire and central London. The highly qualified practice is led by Consultant

Royston aesthetics provide a range of high quality laser

Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards, working with Specialist Aesthetic Nurses alongside

treatments, radiofrequency and non-surgical treatments that can

associated consultants and professionals.

be tailored specifically to your individual needs. all treatments are

Each surgical member of the team is a

performed by their nurses that are fully trained and committed to providing high quality care and treatment.

qualified plastic surgeon on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC). Mr Richards is a full member

Royston Aesthetics is registered for the use of lasers and light with the Care

of the British Association of Aesthetic

Quality Commission. The independent regulator of all health and adult social care

Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the

in England

British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS). The practice offers a complete

Laser treatments, radiofrequency and cosmetic fillers are available at Royston

range of cosmetic surgery, using the

Aesthetics and beauty treatments are available at the Face & Body Clinic,

most advanced

both of which are located in Market Hill Dental Care, Royston

surgical techniques. Milton Keynes, BMI The Saxon Clinic,

Royston Aesthetics, 6-8 Market Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 9JL 01763 247472

Chadwick Drive, Eaglestone West, Milton KeynesMK6 5LR 0800 328 5743

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Your Face, Your BodY

The Retreat is a luxurious and stunning clinic set behind gated access, with a beautifully tree lined driveway. It is a superb location for a private clinic offering privacy and discretion. Whether celebrity, or working yummy mummy, all patients are treated equally with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

Andie Mclean the founder of The Retreat is an expert in her field

BEFoRE

AFTER

having worked in the medical cosmetic industry since 1995,

The Retreat is committed to delivering the highest standard

as an advisor, injector and trainer to doctors, dentists and

of surgical and clinical care. All of their Consultants have

nurses based at the prestigious Harley Street and throughout

the appropriate accreditations and hold clinics within Harley

the South East. With a commitment and passion to provide

Street. Their expertise is supported by the professionalism of

BEFoRE

AFTER

professional non-

the staff at The Retreat, who possess a tremendous depth of

surgical treatments

knowledge and experience, backed with a commitment to

and cosmetic surgery

patient satisfaction, safety and well-being.

procedures, Andie

At The Retreat their ongoing investment in technology,

helps her clients realise

combined with a commitment to the uppermost levels of

their true inner beauty

patient care, ensures that they are the number one choice,

and empower them to

offering their clients the very best and latest in superior treatments.

fulfil their life aspirations

For your free consultation with absolutely no obligation, call and

with complete confidence.

speak to a member of the team.

The ReTReaT , New Road, Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45 2BQ 01525 403040


peel aWay the years

Chemical peels have long been the beauty secret of celebrities, giving them the smooth, un-blemished and radiant skin we’d all kill for. Now diy peels are widely available with their milder formulas making them safe to use at home. they contain acids that gently remove the top layers of skin - along with imperfections - leaving you with a healthy-looking, brighter complexion. here we’ve chosen our skinpeeling favourites:

£48 (www.blisslondon.co.uk)

L’Oreal ReNoviste Anti-Ageing Glycolic Peel Kit, £16.63 (Boots)

Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel One-A-Week System,

This takes over from Bliss’ best-selling Sleeping Peel Serum. it’s a dermatologistdeveloped, spa strength anti-ageing serum that gently exfoliates skin while you sleep. Apply before bed from the hairline down to the collarbone, on the backs of hands if they’re looking crepey and to your chest if it looks sun damaged or droopy. Wake up with fresher skin because this peels away dark spots, uneven texture, fine lines and shrinks large pores.

Created especially for the over 40s, this three step kit uses glycolic acid to boost collagen production – that’s the stuff that keeps skin looking plump and youthful. it also helps deep wrinkles to appear smoothed out and illuminates dull skin. Smooth over the Peel Concentrate then follow with the neutraliser to soothe skin and finish off with the Anti-ageing Moisturiser which rebalances and keeps the complexion hydrated for 24 hours.

use once a week to give the same results as a professional 30% glycolic peel. You get a two-month supply for the price and a Calming Cream to ease any tingly sensations. Apply one vial at night with cotton wool after washing your face then slather over the cream if necessary. Straight away skin tone and texture looks refreshed and after continued use past sun damage is reduced.

Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum,

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask, £45 (www.elemis.com)

This really is a take away facial! Apply to cleansed skin and leave on for 8 to 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. You’ll feel a tingling sensation as elemis’ award-winning Tri-enzyme technology together with botanical extracts gets to work. These ingredients help stimulate the skin’s function, speeding cell renewal while whisking away dead cells. Your skin will be left with a smoother texture and less obvious fine lines.

Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexurising Peel,

Boots Time Delay Anti-Ageing Gentle Glycolic Peel Kit,

£17 (www.avonshop.co.uk)

£16.65 (Boots)

The Avon Clinical range aims to give you salon-style results at home and this easy-to-use peel couldn’t be simpler. The pot contains 30 pads that when swept over skin every other day before applying moisturiser will refine the look of skin. Quicker than waiting for a mask to do the trick, these are ideal for women with zero time.

76% of testers agreed that their skin appeared more radiant after two weeks of using this three step programme. if large pores and lines are worrying you, then this kit is worth a go. With age skin cell renewal begins to slow down and that youthful glow starts to fade. used regularly this peel will bring it back.

£35 (Clinique counters nationwide)

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Permanent CosmetiC make-uP by Tracy Fensome, The PerFecT choice!

Save time and look great every day, all day! Imagine having beautifully designed eyebrows, stunning defined eyes and gorgeous looking lips, 24 hours a day with no effort. People of all ages are experiencing the benefits and the difference Permanent Cosmetic Make-up can make to their lives. If your desire is to look fabulous then a visit to Tracy Fensome is the answer. Tracy Fensome is highly regarded as an accomplished Permanent Make-up Specialist within the UK, with over 17 years of experience at her fingertips. Tracy’s expertise in providing safe, stunning brows, eyeliner and lips have become greatly sought after across the UK from beauty salons, spas, and skin clinics to working alongside aesthetic doctors. As an advanced specialist Tracy also carries out cosmetic medical tattooing for clients with areola and nipple reconstruction, alopecia, hair loss due to chemotherapy, vitiligo, cleft palate & camouflage for scars and burns. When applied by a professionally skilled technician, like Tracy, permanent cosmetic make-up can achieve life-changing results and confidence boosting. The technique is simple, safe and revolutionary and will enhance your natural beauty. Tracy Fensome offers an excellent array of treatments such as:

•Eyebrows • Eyeliner • Lip Liner/Blushed Lips • Beauty Marks • Scar Camouflage •Hair Simulation • Breast & Areola • Wrinkle Reduction MCA

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without needles or filler injections. It is a unique treatment that stimulates the renewal of the tissues in the face and neck by reactivating the production of Hyaluronic Acid over six sessions. By combining these Hyaluronic Acid nanospheres with the “cold laser system”, Hialurox can provide spectacular long term anti wrinkle results.

"This is undOuBTEdly ThE nEw sTAR AnTi- AgEing TREATmEnT’’ What is hyaluronic acid ? Hyaluronic Acid is present naturally in all living organisms. Recent research has proven that the ageing skin, including sagging, wrinkles, dryness and alterations of elasticity is closely related to the role of the Hyaluronic Acid in the skin. The amount of HA determines the skin’s elasticity and is at its highest levels in new-born babies. By the age of 40 it will have decreased by 50% and after the age of 60, there are barely 10% of the original levels that we were born with.

hoW does hialurox Work ? Hyaluronic Acid offers good results on the surface with the use of creams and serums but does not manage to penetrate the skin’s pores. The secret of our professional Hialurox system lies in the Hyaluronic Acid gel which is fragmented and encapsulated in the nanospheres and thus manages to penetrate the deepest layers of the epidermis. This then provides the skin with the necessary moisture exactly where it most needs it. Applying it regularly stimulates the collagen and elastin synthesis as well as the production of New Hyaluronic Acid creating hydrated skin in all layers. This in turn dramatically slows down the ageing process prolonging the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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adonna, sharon stone and Andie macdowell have something in common – they’re all over fifty and look fantastic. yes, they have plenty of disposal income to help them look that way. But they also prove that women needn’t succumb to the purple rinse once they’ve blown out their 50 birthday candles. the great news is we are living longer than ever – 5 hours more every day – and at 50 we are only half way through our lives. When it comes to maintaining our looks we have more choice than our mothers and grandmothers did – there’s an ocean of anti-ageing lotions out there! But what happens to our skin at this age and how should we take care of it? here we find skincare solutions that’ll leave you looking fabulous.

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SKIN CHANGES AND HOW TO TACKLE THEM: 1. 1. 2.

CHANGE: Any fine lines on the cheeks may become deeper. SOLUTION: L’Oreal Visible Lift Serum Inside Foundation, £13.69 (Boots). Go for a great foundation with powerful anti-ageing ingredients that help combat wrinkling and skin sagging at the same time.

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CHANGE: nose to mouth lines and creases at the corners of the mouth will appear deeper. SOLUTION: By Terry Touch-Expert, £26 (www.spacenk. co.uk). A light reflective concealer pen with botanical extracts will help diffuse deep shadowy creases while rejuvenating skin.

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CHANGE: Age spots (pigmentation) will start to look darker. SOLUTION: Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Anti-ageing Foaming Moisturiser with SPF15, £26.42 (Boots). use a daily moisturiser that not only provides broadband uvA/uvB protection but also improves skin tone by reducing discolourations and dullness.

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CHANGE: Skin starts to lose radiance as skin sheds cells more slowly. SOLUTION: Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask, £45 (01278 727 830). Gently help speed the shedding process to leave skin looking smooth and luminous with a mask packed with natural extracts. use twice a week for best results.

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CHANGE: The face starts to head south as collagen breaks down and its production decreases. This means it becomes thinner and has less support. SOLUTION: L’Oreal Paris Age Re-Perfect Pro-Calcium Night, £15.65 (Boots). use a luxurious night cream that helps boost the support structure of fragile, mature skin. Massage over the face and neck before bed.

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CHANGE: Skin becomes drier as oil production slows down. SOLUTION: Lulu’s Time Bomb Glory Days Day Cream, £25 (www.qvcuk.com). Keep your moisture levels topped up throughout the day with a deeply hydrating face cream. This one also helps reduce lines and gives skin a more youthful glow.

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CHANGE: Oestrogen levels start to fall after the menopause, weakening collagen and creating slack skin. SOLUTION: Nivea Visage Expert Lift Day Cream, £17.61 (Boots). if your skin has started to show post-menopausal signs switch to a day cream that aims to lift, firm and plump mature complexions.

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enhancing your natural Beauty

slim in the City’s weight loss and beauty spa, is london’s premiere destination for weight loss, beauty and fitness. from the moment you walk through the doors, you will be welcomed by the courteous and professional staff. slim in the City will offer you a heavenly place to rejuvenate your spirit and experience the latest weight loss and beauty treatments in an atmosphere that combines charm with modern luxury. The team strives to create a fun and exciting experience for you with each visit, so feel free to kick back with light refreshments and let them pamper you from head to toe. Once inside this fabulous spa, you are immersed in a journey of luxury and self-renewal. With a variety of treatments available, they provide an amazing spa experience while accommodating your busy schedule. teeth whitening Slim in the City can help enhance your natural beauty by using their state of the

art teeth whitening system. The teeth whitening treatment is based on laser technology utilising the very latest in light activated chemistry to whiten your teeth, leaving you with outstanding sparking results in less than an hour. beautytek- a natural alternative to cosmetic surgery Beautytek is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment which can be used to Reduce Cellulite, Breast Reshaping, Fat Reduction, Stretch Marks, Face Lifting, Wrinkle Reduction, Skin Firming, Scar

1 euston road, london, NW1 2sA 020 7843 4303 info@sliminthecity.co.uk www.sliminthecity.co.uk Reduction, Tightening of the Bottom & Thighs and can Rejuvenate Tired or Blemished Skin. This truly is ‘Cosmetic Surgery without the Surgery’. slim in the city 12 week weight loss Program The Slim in the City’s 12 week weight loss program provides a fun, sexy and holistic approach to weight loss and most importantly, weight management. They aim to encourage people to get slim and healthy by offering a comprehensive weight reduction program that has been professionally formulated for the safest results and nutritionally designed to develop proper eating habits for long-term success. smart lipo uses laser technology for removing any excess fatty tissue from stubborn areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. The process in non-invasive and you can have the confidence knowing that you can resume to normal activities fast. vaser lipo removes unwanted body fat but with an ultrasound instead of a laser. A small probe transmits sound energy to break up the fatty tissues. Vaser allows for greater volumes of fat to be removed – up to 2.5 litters – and shorter procedure time. Therefore it is better for treating larger areas. If you wish to find out more about any of the treatments or procedures mentioned, or see what other delights Slim in the City have to offer, call them to request a brochure.

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Beauty salon products

Beauty salons are not only fabulous places to receive ultimate pampering and your instant beauty fix, but it’s also a brilliant place to buy your beauty cosmetics. With such a vast array of excellent products to choose from, you also have the added bonus of being able to discuss with a beauty expert the best possible product for you to buy.

FACE dermAlogiCA For over 25 years Dermalogica has been producing skincare products to help improve the health and look of your skin. With a no fuss attitude to their products it really does do what it says on the bottle. With products available to combat any problematic skin issue you really are spoilt for choice. May it be adult acne or you need to feed your skin nutrients to retain your skins glow then Dermalogica is the brand for you and with over 75,000 professional therapist in 48 countries, chances are you have a skin health expert just around the corner. Here are three products that are tired, tested and terrific!

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however it’s still confusing to choose from the extensive selection of brands available in salons, so here we have selected a few that might make it just that little bit easier. 1. Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel £20.00 2. MutiVitamin Power Recovery Masque £26.25 3. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster £25.00

Other products you may wish to consider that also offer fabulous results, giving you healthylooking, brighter complexion!

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4. Guinot Longue Vie Yeux (Eye Lifting Cream) 5. environ advanced Vitamin Skin therapy (aVSt) £29.95 for levels 1, 2 or 3, or £35.95 for levels 4 and 5 6. Decleor purete exfoliante


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Since 1985 Aromatherapy Associates have been producing delightful lotions and potions, with exquisite aromas and natural healing powers. Rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants, plant oils, encourage radiant, healthy skin, to keep the complexion soft and looking youthful.

Considered the world’s foremost authority on natural nail care, Jessica has been a fantastic solution to maintaining beautiful nails since 1969. This nail brand can be found at many beauty and hair salons all cross the UK, confirming just how popular and brilliant this product just is. With the application of the proper basecoats and correctives, a smooth ‘canvas’ is created for applying colour. Jessica stands out with extra-rich, luminous colours formulated in the most wonderful classic and fashion-aware shades.

By binding their therapeutic properties, aromatherapy works to improve our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. You will not only find these products available to buy in certain salons, but they also offer fabulous spa treatments with this product range. Here are few that we can’t resist and you will love too!

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The result of all this attention? Growing, glowing, naturally beautiful nails with nothing artificial added. Visit Jessica website to find you’re nearest participating salon, and you too can have perfect nails.

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1. Relax - Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil 2. Renew - Rose Body Cream 3. Enrich Massage & Body Oil

1. Jessica Royal Red Polish 2. Jessica Liquid Strength 3. Jessica Nibble No More

For more body products that will leave you feeling smooth, refreshed and rejuvenated, check out these products.

Here are three other nail brands who also offer stunning nail shades and treatments for any occasion!

4. Espa CONCEPT Deeply Nourishing Body Cream 5. Mama Mio Shrink To Fit Cream 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Serum Intensive Lift

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4. OPI’s Black Cherry Chutney Nail Lacquer. 5. Essie Status Symbol Nail Polish 6. Ciate Plastic Fantastic

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ruBy hammer Beauty advice, secrets and expert tips from ruby hammer, make-up artist and co-creator of ruby & millie Q: what has been your career Q: what’s in your make-up highlight so far?

bag?

The highlight of my career would have to have receiving my MBe in 2007 – that was wonderful. Although there has been so many winderful things in my career it is hard to choose just one thing. each time you work with a prestigious magazine or great photgrapher or great model its always fantastic and i feel very lucky. That and having Ruby & Millie of course – having a brand out there that bears your name it really special!! That might not last forever though but i know i’ll always have my MBe as long as i live!

Quite a motley crue of make-up really! eyelash curlers, tweezer, blushers, eye palettes – i can’t say i use it all! But if i like something and i use it occasionally i’ll always have some in my make-up bag. On top of my big make-up bag that stores just about everything i’ll have a smaller bag with gloss, eyebrow brush, MAC blot powder, tissues, and couple of q-tips to keep me on the go.

Q: what is your favourite ever beauty tip?

for me its not even one you give but rather one you’re on the receiving end of! nothing ever beats a fantastic facial or massage – these expert facialists do a bit of magic on your face and you can’t beat that!!

Q: what three beauty

Q: what is your favourite

celebrity look and who do you think has the best make-up?

i’d have to say someone like Cate Blanchett – her skin always looks immaculate – she never looks out of place and doesn’t look like she’s trying to look too young but there’s a classiness to her look that i love. i think her make-up always looks fantastic.

Q: great make up can

products could you not live without?

Q: what three things would

make us look younger with out having to go under the knife, what would be your best make up tips to looking youthful?

i would definitely definiltey have told myself to drink more water and i would have learnt to excersie a bit more – i don’t really enjoy doing it now but it would have been a good habit to learn when i was 21.

i would have to say use a diffusing concealor – like a YSL touché éclat under the eyes and making sure your eyebrows are properly plucked and carefully applied mascara. if you have the right tools, right colours, and right application you can’t really go wrong and that’s the secret to

All all over body moisturiser. My current favourite is Jergens! Mascara. Lip balm.

you advise your 21 year old self if you had the chance?

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Q: What three beauty products could you not live without? All all over body moisturiser. My current favourite is Jergens! Mascara. Lip balm. looking youthful. You did to take the time and effort to apply your make-up properly and enhance what you have – make sure you blend properly and that’s the trick.

Q: top tips to apply the perfect make up?

Make sure you have the right foundation and its appropriate in the right season. You might have the right product but if you don’t make the effort to apply properly its never going to look perfect. The work of a professional make-up artist is that we don’t rush – we take the time and blend and apply properly – and if you take the same time and put a certain amount of care into what you’re doing that’s when you get it right. vYou might have brought the wonderful palette of make-up but its not going to apply perfectly itself… it’s the same if you want to apply individual lashes – you don’t apply these while you’re in the back of the car – you need to give yourself adequate time – if you rush it, it’ll show.


skin revitalisation With neW restylane vital light Available at ment for instantly enhancing your looks in

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Beds. Dr Jain stocks the full portfolio of Q-Med products and explains why he is particularly enthusiastic about the new addition to the Restylane range: Restylane Vital Light.

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“Anti ageing is not just about managing lines and wrinkles but good skin quality and so skin appearance is of particular importance for my ™ patients. Whilst many skin cream products make attractive promises, I think we are deluding ourselves if we believe that any long term benefit can be achieved by creams alone. We need a little more help!”

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karen Betts an interview with the professional permanent cosmetics, artist and trainer Who would benefit from Permanent Makeup?

does it hurt?

Everyone from the young to the

The pigment is placed at a depth of

elderly who desire a soft, natural

0.5mm, which is much shallower than

enhancement to their appearance,

a tattoo. The equipment used is also

those seeking reconstruction of areolas

much more refined, quieter and less

after surgery; camouflage of scars from

traumatic to the skin that traditional

burns, surgery, accidents or injuries;

tattooing, so the procedure is no more

redefinition of facial features.

painful than having your eyebrows tweezed. I also use a cream, which

How long does it last for?

Who would benefit from Permanent Makeup?

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helps ease even the mildest sensation.

Although the procedure is known as and the depth to which they are

Is Permanent Makeup expensive?

infused means that fading will occur

Not really. It’s difficult to give a price

over time. The colour appears a little

because treatments are tailor-made to

darker for the first few days but soon

your individual requirements – it could

lightens and a re-touch is usually

be a simple beauty spot, an eyeliner

necessary after one to three months

procedure or more complicated work.

to achieve the perfect result. A colour

If you balance out the cost against

boost every twelve to eighteen months

the lasting results that permanent

will also keep your enhancements

cosmetics give you, the treatment

looking immaculate.

offers really good value.

What features can you improve?

Can I still wear conventional makeup?

Traditionally viewed as an advanced

Many of my clients opt for a soft

‘beauty’ treatment, for example, for

natural enhancement that is suitable

lining the lips and defining eyes or

for both a day and night time look

shapeless or pale eyebrows, permanent

however if someone wants a more

make-up is no longer purely a cosmetic

extrovert look permanent make up

or ‘vanity’ procedure. Many clients are

provides a fantastic template which

looking for a solution to very specific

makes it so much easier for clients to

problems and the list of remedial or

build up the natural enhancement with

paramedical uses of this technique is

conventional make up.

permanent, the nature of the pigments

growing all the time. The benefits of permanent make up are immeasurable.


Q:

What are some beauty essentials for women on the go?

What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her face? A: Not wear an sPf. over pluck her

will always be at your best, no matter

Name someone famous who you have enjoyed working with?

what the occasion. Fresh minerals

Jade Goody. I trained

as once applied you do not need to

her to do permanent

keep reapply this product due to the

make up and that

way the pigment locks onto the skin

was a challenge. She

clients come to me to correct their

guaranteeing all day application.

was extremely good in

brows after years of over plucking.

Permanent make up as that way you

brows as this can distort facial symmetry and prevent re-growth – so many of my

class and did some very

Q:

Give us your best beauty/makeup tips? A: have it tattooed on. you don’t have to spend lots on expensive conventional make up, if you smile with you eyes as well as your mouth and you will always look beautiful. What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her face? Not wear an SPF. Over pluck her

impressive tattooing. There were tantrums, laughter and

Sleep in conventional make up.

tears but she was a great student. She then went on to do paramedical tattoo areola’s after people have had

What’s the one beauty item you can’t live without?

breast cancer.

Nouveau Lashes semi permanent

work, which, means she was able to

eyelash extensions, I don’t feel pretty

If we took a peek inside your makeup bag what would we find?

without them.

Freshmineral foundation, nouveau

Give us your best beauty/ makeup tips?

contour kabuki brush and touch éclat.

Have it tattooed on. You don’t have to

My make up bag is very sparse as

spend lots on expensive conventional

my make up is tattooed on. I am low

make up, if you smile with you eyes as

maintenance girl!

well as your mouth and you will always look beautiful.

brows as this can distort facial symmetry and prevent re-growth – so many of my clients come to me to correct their brows after years of

Before and After - what you can achieve with permanent make-up.

over plucking. Sleep in conventional make up.

Where did your love of makeup begin? My mother. From being young I used to sit on the edge of the bed every morning watching her put her make up on, I was amazed how beautiful she could make herself look in just over 5 minutes.

What’s a typical day like for Karen Betts? I could fill a full magazine with what my day covers!

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the Beauty of anti-ageing Now as you’re closely examining the effects did you know that:of your summer holiday on your skin and wondering where that sun damage, those age• In the States anyone who is considering a face-lift pays a visit to their spots and the damned wrinkles have suddenly dentist first Cosmetic Cosmetic & & Implant Implant Centre Centre appeared from I’m sure a visit to the dentist is • It’s a scientific fact that the most youthful part of your face is the Family General Dentistry Family General Dentistry the last thing on your mind. Well it should be lower third the FIRST thing on your mind when you are • It’s the white parts of your face (eyes and teeth) that make you Pain Free Dentistry Pain Free Dentistry considering any anti-aging treatment! look younger The combination of our The combination ournot be whiter than the whites of your eyes • Your teeth of should advanced knowledge with the advanced knowledge with the Nowadays cosmetic doctors use the term • Your teeth support your lips, so by working on your teeth you can latest technology, means the latest technology, means the much fuller lips and reduce the amount of fine lines ‘facial aesthetics’ but dentists are the ones that NaTURaLLY create very best in specialised and very best in specialised and really specialise in that area - they spend years around your mouth preventative treatment for all preventative treatmentyour for teeth all also improves those pesky smile lines that run learning about facial muscles and their intensive • Improving family members. family members. training focuses fully on the face. from the mouth to the chin and your jaw line

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And with the nature of their job dentists are Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry very proficient at giving injections! They do it Dr all Petrou-Amerikanos Once your smile had a makeover the aesthetic enhancement needed is hashas a long Dr Petrou-Amerikanos has a long the time to minimise pain for their patients and much subtler - you in need LESSimplants. filler, LESS collagencan andcost even in extreme cases and successful track record placing Implants and successful track record in placing implants. Implants can cost actually teach general doctors how to give painyou need LESS invasive a 36surgery month period. as little as £54.86 pcm over as little as £54.86 pcm over a 36 month period. free, accurate injections. Implant consultations from £60.00 Implant consultations from £60.00 the practice for a no-obligation ImplantsQualiDental suggest for patients to come along fromto£1,975.00 Implants from £1,975.00 Dentistry is often over-looked but it is THE consultation to see how a ‘smile makeover’ would work for you. Everyone who Other Services Include: Other Services Include: will have a friendly, informative chat with crucial element in the battle against aging. If books a free consultation in September Sinus augmentation • Bone grafting you are considering how you can look younger, one ofSinus their experts over a complimentary glass of champagne. augmentation • Bone grafting Full Arch restoration • Smile Makeover whether with a visit to the hairdressers, a Full Arch restoration • Smile Makeover change of makeup, or some light Botox® and So please stop frowning in the mirror and call 01923 710600 to arrange your Bespoke Wedding packages Bespokevisit Wedding fillers, your dentist should ALWAYS be your first to meetpackages the friendly team at QualiDental - remember they offer Harley Street Tailored to fit you and your family and friends, please request a Tailored to fit you and youron family and friends,High please request a ample free parking at port of call. quality treatments Rickmansworth Street and have catalogue or book a complimentary consultation catalogue book complimentary consultation theorrear of atheir practice. QualiDental firmly believe that a ‘smile makeover’ is the first and often the most important step in turning back the years. It can totally transform a patient’s appearance without resorting to aesthetic procedures. Most importantly it can affect which surgical and nonsurgical treatments are required

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Home Home of of fine fine Dentistry Dentistry Cosmetic & Implant Centre Cosmetic & Implant Centre Family General Dentistry Family General Dentistry Pain Free Dentistry Pain Free Dentistry The combination of our The combination of our advanced knowledge with the advanced knowledge with the latest technology, means the latest technology, means theyou Qualidental helps very best in specialised and best in specialised and tovery look and feelforgorgeous preventative treatment all preventative treatment for all family members. throughout family members. the years Cosmetic Dentistry • Low cost payment plans are available Cosmetic Dentistry Dr Petrou-Amerikanos has a long on all treatments Dr Petrou-Amerikanos has a long • 0% finance option available and successful track record in placing implants. Implants can cost and successful track record in placing implants. Implants can cost • Free car parking as little as £54.86 pcm over a 36 month period. period. as little as £54.86 pcm over a 36 month • 24 hour emergency service available Implant consultations for registered patients from £60.00 Implant consultations from £60.00 from £1,975.00 WeImplants use only the latest dental and facial Implants TreaTmenTsfrom £1,975.00 aesthetics techniques. Other Services Include: Implants and Veneers With our artistry and the expertise of our gentle Services• Other Include: practitioners in our modern up to the minute facilities • Clearstep orthodontics without braces Sinusisaugmentation • Bone grafting mean every Qualidental treatment a treat. You can Laser Tooth Whitening Sinus augmentation •• Bone grafting even watch your favorite Full TV programme in the chair! Arch restoration •• Smile Makeoverfor Men and Women Facial Rejuvenation Full Arch •• Smile Makeover Our dedication and commitment to total restoration patient care Sculptra®/Juvederm®/Restylane®/Belotero® Harley Street standards in the heart of Rickmansworth. Qualidental is an award winning Cosmetic, General Dental and Implant center with a First Class Anti aging clinic. Our practice led by the renowned Dr Petrou-Amerikanos is modern, welcoming and relaxing and has been designed with the needs of the patient in mind.

provides many satisfied patients with a tailor-made Smile Makeover and Skin Rejuvenation that will change the way you smile and feel about yourself. Forever.

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What Can Permanent make-uP do for you? Who is it for? Permanent Make-up is for everyone! Whether you want to save yourself time by having permanent eye-liner for instance, or whether you need more involved medical treatments but don’t want plastic surgery.

What is Permanent make-uP? Permanent Make-up (also known as micro-pigmentation) is a revolutionary beauty treatment used to define eyes, brows and lips to give a finish that imitates perfectly applied makeup, or a discreet enhancement.

Can Permanent make-uP make me look younger? Yes. As we get older, lashes thin out and definition around the eye area is lost. Eye line enhancement can be used to give the appearance of thicker lashes that frame and redefine the eyes, whilst brow enhancement replaces pigment lost due to the ageing process by lifting the arch and tail of the brow. Lip enhancement replaces lost pigment and redefines the contour of the lips. Also the illusion of volume can be created.

mediCal tattooing Specialist medical tattoo techniques enable abnormalities to be camouflaged. This could be in the areas of the nipples and areola after mastectomy, scar camouflage, re-pigmentation of Vitiligo, restoration of cleft lip and palate, eyebrow and eyelash replacement after loss due to alopecia or chemotherapy and camouflage of hair transplant scars. Ring Maxine today to find out more about what Permanent Make-up can do for you.

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Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment Skin aging caused by systematic sun exposure, facial blemishes due to excessive pigmentation and, in general, imperfections caused by melanin are more and more common problems today. Dark blemishes, especially on the hands and face, are one of the greatest aesthetic concerns of modern men and women. It will only be possible to remove the anti-aesthetic skin blemishes and recover the smoothness of the skin, bringing back its luminosity, with a treatment that has a direct effect on the intimate formation process of the pigment (melanin). Cosmelan depigmentation treatment is suitable for all skin types with a very high safety margin. Cosmelan depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyronase, a basic enzyme in the formation process of melanin. Several of the substances present in the Cosmelan formula act by blocking this enzyme or even by inverting the metabolic process of the

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versatile, dynamic process which is easily adapted to the needs of each

depigmentation treatment, a significant

individual patient.

improvement of the skin is observed. The reduction of the treated blemish is detected and the appearance of new luminous and

Cosmelan depigmentation treatment offers a series of major advantages and benefits compared with other types of depigmentation products found on the market:

• Very efficient in all types of melasma • Rapid and easy depigmentation action • Compatible with all skin types • Light peeling effect • Rejuvenation and luminosity of the skin • Treatment can start and be used all year round • Very effective for acne patients • No hydroquinone • No TCA • High safety margin

rejuvenated skin is present. In 99% of the cases the disappearance of the pigmented blemish improves by 95%.

THE prOCEDurE The physician will thoroughly cleanse the surface of the skin by removing any dead cells and oily residue. A facial mask will be applied to the patient over the surface of the skin to be treated. The time required for the cream to act completely is determined for each individual based on the patient's skin type.

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During the consultation the patient will be provided with a detailed plan of the treatments that will benefit the most.

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Get Glowing! minerals have rocked the beauty world and it’s no wonder. made from pure and natural ingredients they’re ideal for problem skin (even those with acne) as they won’t clog pores or aggravate. their natural pigments make eyeshadows, blushers, and lipglosses dazzle with colour while foundations leave skin glowing. here we pick the best mineral make-up to light up your face. Jane iredale Puregloss for lips, £15 glo minerals gloreflection Cream eye shadow, £15 www.glominerals.com

Created by one of the original mineral make-up gurus, Jane Iredale, this fab gloss if free of chemicals and uses a base of organic vegetable oils and botanical extracts. Safe even to use on post surgically enhanced lips, although you may want to try this first as it has a natural lip-plumping effect.

max factor Natural minerals foundation, £12.71 (Boots) This skin-illuminating foundation comes with a built in brush that’s actually a decent size and is 100% natural. Use to dust the ultra fine particles over your complexion and buff into skin for a perfectly natural look.

Give lids a delicate wash of colour while dousing them with skin-loving vitamins A, C and E. The creamy formula dries to a soft powdery finish that lasts all day while the mineral pigments make eyes sparkle. Blend or smudge with your fingertips to achieve a natural, shimmering look.

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l’oreal Paris minerals Khol eye liner, £7.82 (Boots) Made using 95% natural minerals, this is easy to use thanks to the angled brush housed in the lid. Dip in the powder then sweep close to lash line to create soft smoky eyes – much better than scratchy sharp pencils. The gentle formula is perfume, talc and preservative free which means it’s ideal for sensitive eyes.


No7 mineral loose Powder Blusher, £8.75 (Boots)

This contains semi precious gems including Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst to give cheeks the healthiest glow. The gem power helps to diffuse the light on skin and give it a luminous look. You only need to buff a tiny amount over the apples of your cheeks to make them look peachy.

maybelline New york Pure.Cover mineral Concealer, £5.86 (Boots) If you find your mineral foundation is a tad too natural and some imperfections are showing through, try using this mineral concealer before you apply. With micro-mineral pigments that blend perfectly with your skin tone, this covers under eye circles and dark shadows without highlighting creases and lines.

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Prescriptives All skins mineral make-up sPf15, £24 (house of fraser) Prescriptives always come up trumps with their foundations and this is no exception. Infused with vitamins, minerals and even crushed gems this gives a completely natural look and feels weightless on the skin. It also has the added benefit of an SPF15 to help shield skin against everyday UV light.

• Mineral foundations need to be ‘buffed’ into skin so use a medium to firm brush and use small circular motions. • Minerals absorb the oils in skin so unless you normally have oily skin apply a light moisturiser first. • Make blusher last longer by spraying your blush brush with a fine mist of water. • Mineral pigments are strong so always start with a little and tap any excess off your brush before applying. you can always build the colour in layers. cosmeticsurgeryandbeautyguide.co.uk

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get perfect lashes With lash perfect! … For centuries women across the globe have sought after long, thick, luscious lashes and undoubtedly tried every mascara on the shelves in order to achieve them. The question is have they worked? I am guessing no. Each week we hear about a brand new ‘lengthening’, ‘thickening’, ‘better’ mascara, which most women then purchase hoping for the best, but generally get let down as it does not live up to its expectations yet again….

Ladies with stumpy short lashes who are constantly applying lashings of mascara and see no improvement, well fear no more! Lash Perfect have the answer…. With Lash Perfect’s individual semi permanent eyelash extensions, there will be no more longing for better lashes. No need to spend any more time plastering the layers and layers of mascara on and these are not the stick on strip lashes either, they are attached to your natural lash allowing you to do all the fluttering you wish without any falling out! HOW DOES THIS MIRaCLE WORK? The procedure for eyelash extensions is extremely pain free and actually rather relaxing and they do NOT ruin your own natural eyelashes. The procedure consists of synthetic extensions being applied directly to each and every one of your natural lashes, generally between 80-90 lashes. There are different shape curls available as well as various lengths, thicknesses and colours too. The lashes will enhance the eye shape and make lashes fuller and longer, also making your eye appear bigger too. The lashes should last between 4-6 weeks when taken care of and will then gradually drop with your natural lashes in their lash-beautifying life. Lash extensions are suitable for every eye shape, eye lash shape, length and thickness. Whether your lashes are straight, curly, short or long, Lash Perfect will provide the adequate extension to suit your needs. If you would like the fuller flutter for a special occasion or for the glamorous effect, you should have our famous celebrity C Curls applied to achieve this. There will be no need for perming as the lashes are naturally curled and they are black so you can even dispose of your bag full of mascaras! 64

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THE STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE Prior to treatment, the eye area is cleansed thoroughly with Lash Perfect’s Eye Make up Remover and then lashes are individually de-greased with Pre Treatment to ensure they are oil free, preventing any lashes from not adhering sufficiently. This is done with a fine brush and sponge applicator, extending from the root of each lash down to the tip. Gel Patches are placed underneath the eyes on top of the lower lashes to prevent any glue from touching them and to protect the eye area. Lash Extensions are only applied to the upper lashes, however can be put on the lower lashes too in an advanced procedure. You can also tape back the top layer of the upper lashes allowing you to reach every single lash and achieve the most natural looking effect. Glue is placed on a jade stone, keeping it at a cool temperature throughout the treatment. The extension is then picked up at the base with a pair of x tweezers and dipped in the glue, then parting the lashes with straight tweezers and singling out one, it is adhered onto that natural lash. This will bond within seconds and is repeated on every lash. Finally the lashes are dried over with an air blower to ensure the glue is dried fully and then lashes are ultimately sealed with a clear finishing glaze. There should be no water around the lashes for 24 hours to ensure the glue is kept fully dry. Lash Perfect also supply all the after care products to enable them to be cared for correctly so you can take an oil free mascara and eye make up remover away with you too!

WHERE CAN I GET THESE ‘PERFECT LASHES’…? Lash Perfect lash extensions are available at appointed salons across the nation. Please visit www.lashperfect.co.uk and visit our ‘Find a Salon’ page to find a salon near you! Don’t miss out on this fantastic new treatment it’s a must-have!


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looking Beautiful on a Budget

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fresh fabulous new look doesn’t require a big bank balance. With today’s high-tech skin care offerings and bargain cosmetics, you don’t have to pay a fortune to look fantastic. however with so many cheaper products available on the market, it is hard to know the good from the

bad, so here at Cosmetic surgery and Beauty we have found you the best budget beauty buys available. so before you go and hunt for those bargains here is a few rules to follow, making you sure you don’t splash that cash …

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skin kin care you don’t need to spend hundred of pounds on your beauty care regime to get amazing skin, we have found you cheaper alternatives to that perfect glow, which also provide a multitude of daily beauty rescues including cleansing, moisturising, and soothing.

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1. Olay Classic Beauty Fluid, £3.49

lock in natural moisture without leaving a film on the surface of the skin with this classic olay moisturising fluid. Absorbs deeply into the skin, leaving it greasefree and able to breathe. Provides you with essential daily moisture your skin needs leaving it soft and smooth.

2. St Ives Apricot Scrub, £4.39

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this light daily moisturiser is perfect for body, face and hands and helps keep your skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated.

4. Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser, £3.99

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser is a rich facial cleanser that deep cleans pores to remove stubborn dirt and make up even waterproof mascara

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Nivea Creme provides the skin with all it needs to stay pure, nourished and smooth making it ideal for natural skincare.

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hair care

if you can’t afford to make weekly trips to the hair salon to maintain your locks then look no further, we have found you the top hair care products designed by some of the world’s leading hair stylists and best of all a mere snip to those salon prices!

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1. Charles Worthington Results Colour Bright Brunette Shampoo 250ml £4.39 reveal your rich, lustrous colour. this purifying shampoo gently cleanses while the Colour Protect system enhances the intense lustre of brunette hair. A uv filter keeps the colour bright and vibrant.

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2. Intensive Hair Mask from celeb crimper James Brown £5.99 James Brown london intensive mask helps promote scalp health, while shea butter keeps hair sleek and moisturised.

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3. John Frieda Frizz - Ease Original Hair Serum 25ml £3.89 this serum instantly transforms dull, dry, frizzy hair into smooth, supple, manageable hair.

4. Umberto Giannini Mini Scrunching Curl Friends Jelly 50ml £1.56

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this unique formula, blended with ripe Australian wild peach extract, helps replenish and revitalise your coloured hair in just 3 minutes!


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1. Avon Skin So Soft & Sensual Bath Oil - 500ml £8.00 locks in moisture - just one bath gives immediate results. A couple of drops to bath water help soften and smooth dry scaly skin. Best of all, the fresh fragrance lingers on the skin. 2. The Body Shop Olive Body Butter 200ml £12.50 Add a layer of luxurious, 24-hour moisture to your skin using a rich cream that softens and conditions, leaving a fresh scent. 3. The Sanctuary Kuan Jin Lychee and Pearl Bodywash 250ml £5.33 A shimmering, indulgent body wash using exquisite Pearls combined with the antioxidant properties of lychee and goji berry to leave the skin clear and silken smooth. 4. Palmers Body Lotion 250ml £2.72 Palmers Cocoa Butter Body lotion is an advanced moisturiser that softens, smoothes and relieves dry skin. 5. Avon’s African Shea Brown Sugar body scrub. £5.00 reveal softer skin with the world’s most sought-after moisturizer. gently polishes away dry, flaky skin

to create that million dollar look, you don’t need to break the piggy bank, we have found you a mixture of fantastic beauty products that will help you get that look for a lot, lot less! 1. Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil £2.93 soft, smudgeable line. fade resistant colour. this pencil gives dense colour application, which can be blended into the lid for a softly smudged look. 2. Max Factor Colour Adapt Foundation £11.70 Colour Adapt is a breakthrough technology that contains unique colour adapting particles. these particles pick up and reflect the colour of the underlying background, or in this case, your skin. 3. Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, £4.99 this mascara conditions as it thickens, it has a fantatsic lash-doubling formula that glides on smooth to build great-looking lashes. 4. Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact Powder £4.99 Bronzing Powder that blends easily for that healthy sunkissed look. the ultimate portable tan! 5. L’Oréal Paris Color Appeal Eye Shadows £2.99 this Color Appeal eye shadow collections have been specially designed to offer women everywhere made-to-measure shades that enhance the colour of their eyes.

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CosmetiC & RestoRative DentistRy “TeeTh are The inTernal scaffolding of The face, geT ThaT righT and you can alTer The facial anaTomy” Tracey Bell Missing teeth, ill fitting dentures, crowded teeth and incorrect bite can cause the face and jaw to be incorrectly aligned. Whether looking to rejuvenate your smile, match to your existing smile or totally reinvent your smile, your specialist restorative or cosmetic dentist should ensure that your teeth, gums, lips and

face all complement each other. This could involve implants, crowns, veneers, bridges, gum re-contouring, white fillings and cosmetic whitening. The results can be amazing and life changing for some people! Your smile says so much about you – what’s yours saying?

A quick guide to perfect smiles Veneers

a Californian laboratory to uniquely fit

Crowns

Veneers can be used to correct

each client.

Crowns which are sometimes called

crooked teeth or to improve a

caps can be used to make a crooked

discoloured, tired or ripple edged teeth.

Bonding

smile look straighter, in place of

Beautiful and natural looking, strong

For a short, crooked, broken, chipped

veneers. They are custom made to

and stain resistant, high quality

or decayed tooth the dentist can

repair broken or damaged teeth and

porcelain veneers can be used to fix

apply a colour matched composite

sometimes to cover an implant. The

just one or multiple teeth. There various

resin compound over the top of it. The

existing tooth surface is reduced and

different types of branded veneers from

problem tooth is gently filed to allow

covered with a crown made from

Lumineers which can be bonded to

adhesion and a special light is then

porcelain or another durable material.

the teeth with no drilling to Californian

used to harden and bond the resin to

Veneers which are custom fabricated in

the tooth underneath.

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CosmetiC Contouring If your teeth are uneven, pointy, or have ragged edges cosmetic contouring may be for you. The dentist can create the smile you want sometimes by simply shaving away small areas of the teeth.

gum re-Contouring If teeth appear shorter than they should or if one tooth is longer than the rest it may be that gum coverage is a

Dentistry is evolving; it’s more than just drilling and filling. It’s about

problem. Re-contouring is a minimally

listening to and educating individuals about good oral and general health

invasive way to correct the gum line

and offering choices. Beautiful Smiles can be created for everyone

and enhance the smile.

no matter what age you are or how bad you might think your teeth or dentures are good dentists can work wonders to reinvent your smile. Our

implants

experience has shown that sometimes people do not bother talking to

Implants are a safe and permanent way

their dentist about how they feel about their teeth, because they think that

of replacing missing teeth or restoring

nothing can be done, some have had poor treatment already and others

a smile. Titanium anchor posts are

think it could be considered slightly vain to want a nice smile.

implanted in to the jawbone and the covered with a natural looking crown

orthodontiCs

on top.

Braces and aligners are a way of straightening teeth and perfecting smiles Invisalign® is a clear aligner system that is custom moulded to fit

BleaChing / tooth whitening

you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a

Professional in office tooth whitening

Invisalign® has been effective in giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing

is an effective way of whitening the

new smiles. Most people won’t even notice you are in treatment and it won’t

teeth and brightening your smile. The

disrupt your lifestyle.

hygienist will de-scale and polish

Tracey Bell has recently treated model and TV presenter Abby Clancy with

away superficial stains first and then a

Invisalign®. Abby said she never used to smile and show her teeth in photo

lightening agent will be applied to the

shoots before, but now she has far more confidence and loves her perfect smile!

smile you'll be proud of.

teeth and then a special lamp will be used to optimize results. Take home reservoirs and whitening gel are also an option.

white Fillings White composite filling material sticks firmly to the tooth giving it strength. By replacing old silver amalgam fillings with white fillings or inlays you can

Tracey Bell says, “iT’s noT jusT abouT physical beauTy iT’s abouT puTTing ThaT spring back in your sTep and smiling on The inside. emoTive beauTy is a powerful Thing and if There is someThing abouT your smile, no maTTer how big or small, ThaT boThers you, ‘fixing’ iT could make a big difference To how you feel abouT yourself.”

restore the natural healthy appearance of the tooth and when colour matched

Tracey Bell has clinics in Isle of Man, Liverpool and London specialising in

correctly the white filling can appear

cosmetic dentistry and age perfecting aesthetic treatments, she is a speaker for

invisible. Replacing silver fillings with

the BDA, a member of the BACD and regularly writes for Private Dentistry and

white ones can be the first steps to

Aesthetic Dentistry Today. Tracey has her own brand of cosmetic dentistry called

creating a beautiful smile.

SmileScription for more information go to

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escape. relax. refresh. surrounded by the serene beauty of the hertfordshire countryside, the grove hotel, known as london’s Country estate, echoes charm and sophistication. the grove���s guests are welcomed to a unique environment. one that brings together the very best of 21st century living, with all that makes a country estate so beguiling and attractive: the peace of the countryside, a personal welcome, a sense of sanctuary and refuge. A place set apart with its own character, feel and style – a country estate with a modern twist. The Grove is also cosmopolitan, as it offers exciting contemporary design, professional, thoughtful service, magnificent, resort-style, sporting and leisure opportunities and an atmosphere that is informal, unstuffy and relaxed. Visitors to The Grove sink into gorgeous, “groovy grand” interiors (by Martin Hulbert, Design Director of Fox Linton Associates) – stuffed with antique and modern furniture and art, even in its 227 deeply comfortable rooms, with views over the estate. There are three restaurants – the à la carte restaurant, Colette’s, The Glasshouse buffet style Restaurant – and The Stables, (brasserie style) – and three bars; as well as private rooms for parties, meetings and events. Enabling The Grove to be the perfect location for an intimate dinner or a lavish wedding, this delightful venue caters for any occasion. For beauty enthusiasts the Sequoia Spa is the ultimate destination. This award-winning spa is an astonishing, deeply luxurious retreat. It was designed to be an integral part of The Grove experience. Residential and Day Spa guests can spend quality time in this splendid environment to experience advanced Rituals, which will take them away from the every day pressures of 21st Century living, into a world where

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time stands still. Where ancient practices following Ayurvedic and Chinese philosophies are brought together to take advantage of sophisticated treatment techniques scientifically advanced natural skin care and highly skilled, personally adept treatment therapists. Each client is welcomed and treated as the unique individual that they are.

The large, state-of-the-art spa is designed as a tranquil journey, with inter-relating rooms and spaces, each defining the progression of therapies and rituals. The journey through the spa begins at the dramatic entrance, down a staircase curving alongside a large, metal sculptural wall, designed by Gregory Ryan, which rises out of a water feature. Inside, all the materials used are regressive and unobtrusive, chosen with the utmost care. The doors are pale rippled sycamore. The design team spent two and a half years looking for the perfect non-slip, non-porous stone for the floors of the wet area. They finally found a pale cream composite limestone, from Dubai. Elsewhere, in the relaxation rooms, the treatment rooms and the private dining area, there are oiled oak floors, cream walls and white doors. Colour has been used sparingly to create a neutral, calm environment. In the wet areas, there is a pearlised blue mosaic for men, and minty aqua for women. The walls of the relaxation room are panelled with deep claret velvet, to create a sumptuous, cocoon-like space. The focal point of Sequoia is the sunken, ornamental garden. Set in the inner courtyard it has glass doors and is open to the sky. Ingeniously, the garden brings natural daylight into the heart of the spa and in the summer months the glass doors can be pulled back.


The swimming pool is housed in a colonnaded oak barn structure. There is a marked contrast between the rough, oak beams and the strikingly sleek black mosaic-lined pool. The swimming pool looks over the inner courtyard to the fitness and exercise studios, and a dedicated manicure/pedicure/make-up salon with their clean lines, mirrored walls and natural oak floors. “The concept of Sequoia is to create an environment where guests can escape from today’s stress and reconnect with their senses within this unique setting. The guest’s journey begins the moment they step into the space, which, although sleek and contemporary, has a warm natural feel. Every spa experience and product will be delivered with attentive and individualised service to create a totally perfect haven.” Product of choice at Sequoia is ESPA, a unique range of niche, specialist Spa services. The ESPA product range has been carefully formulated to deliver outstanding results for the face, body and mind. Each product and treatment is highly effective, merging the science world with the natural, delivering long-term benefits. Totally advanced, sophisticated facials have been created to meet all skin care needs, from Intensive Facial treatments, to the extended Age Defying Facial. Experience the Face and Back Facial with Hot Stone Therapy, or the newly advanced Lifting and Firming Facial, which incorporate new manual face lifting techniques and tension relieving connective energy therapy. Prepare to be pampered and indulged by the best therapists, surround yourself with exquisite style and facilities, and immerse yourself in the most beautiful surroundings; a stay or just a quick trip to The Grove and Sequoia Spa will be an experience that you truly won’t forget. Open to hotel guests and non-residents, Sequoia is also a members club… Joining Sequoia means you can enjoy a cutting-edge range of health, fitness and wellbeing facilities as well as a wealth of exclusive extra benefits. Whether your reason for joining is fun, relaxation, health or fitness our qualified team of professionals will work with you to achieve your objectives. Membership to Sequoia is limited to ensure a personal level of attention. Visit the website www. thegrove.co.uk and explore the delightful options that await you.

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escape the stress and pressures of everyday life and take a Well-deserved time out. Why not treat yourself to some pure pampering. or if you’re feeling extra generous then a gift for a loved one…the cosmetic surgery and Beauty guide have found you the crème de la crème of herefordshire spas. so take a look at our delightful selection and you could find your self indulging in pure luxury and relaxing in your ultimate haven! 74

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dip into a revitalising retreat. dive into a sensual stylish sanctuary. The ideal escape from the stresses and strains of everyday

and well being needs.

life; the perfect way to relax and re-energise. The Grove hotel’s

Choose from a day of indulgence with one of their day spa

stunning health spa, Sequoia, offers the ultimate in relaxation and

packages, combine it with an overnight stay with one of our spa

personal attention. Whether you want to pamper yourself with

breaks or treat someone else with a Sequoia health spa hotel gift

indulgent treatments, slip into the cool waters of their black-

voucher. Luxury spa breaks start from £385.00. Be pampered,

tiled mosaic pool, make the most of the state-of-the-art fitness

be relaxed, be a loved one's best friend!

facilities, or just relax in a fluffy robe and slippers, Sequoia spa

Sequoia Spa at The Grove, Chandlers Cross, Watford,

offers a tantalising choice to take care of all your health, beauty

Hertfordshire WD3 4TG (01923 807807)

the sPA At soPWell house an oasis of relaxation and calm

a warm welcome awaits you at The Spa at Sopwell House - a sanctuary of Georgian peace & tranquillity set amidst 12 acres of picturesque gardens in the Hertfordshire countryside. Nourish your soul with any one of their more than 30 spa and beauty treatments, from soothing massages to detoxifying wraps to therapeutic hot stones, all thoughtfully selected from some of the world's most prestigious range of spa products, including ESPa, Clarins and Jessica. Experience the Clarins touch and feel relaxed, beautiful and renewed. Try the Clarins Pro Active Facial (£65.00), an intensive and totally luxurious skin treatment, and equivalent to seven days treatment in one single application. Personalise your experience and choose one from these specialised treatments from Clarins: the Youth Booster, Skin Firmer, Thirsty Skin Soother, Radiance Ritual, or Oily Skin Rescuer. Complement your spa treatment with a relaxing dip in our swimming pool, or with a soothing moment inside our steam room. Sopwell House offers a full range of health and leisure facilities to make your spa experience complete. Sopwell House, Cotton Mill Lane, St albans, Hertfordshire, aL1 2HQ (01727 750427)

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sPA At PreseNCe

inviting, Warm, relaxing, delightful Set in the middle of Watford's main shopping street, The Spa is one of the new generation of high street venues bringing the quality and tranquillity of countryside spa's combined with the convenience of a town centre location. The Spa offers a full range of treatments, including facials, body treatments, dry flotation, hand and feet treatments and all the finishing touches you would expect. The facilities were newly fitted in 2007 and include the UK's first six-seater physiotherm, dawn and dusk rooms, dry flotation tank, as well as all the traditional manicure, pedicure and therapy suites. Many of clients choose from their range of spa days, and hen parties, group bookings and spa hire are all available. You can also select from many market leading brands including Jane Iredale, Gerrards, OPI and their own The Spa range. Unwind and pamper yourself for an hour or the whole day. They have a complete range of packages to suit your mind, body and soul. Why not try the One Hour Lunch Stop- £25.00, which includes a dry flotation, hand or foot file and polish, and light lunch, perfect solution for your lunch time quickie! Spa at Presence, 19-21 The Parade, The High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1LQ (01923 237869)

de BeAutique

“Beauty salon of the year 2008" as voted for By readers of the hemel hempstead express If you're suffering from aches and pains brought on by a hectic shopping trip, why not book yourself in for a well deserved treatment at the luxurious De Beautique. This fabulous spa retains its elegance, charm and designed to subconsciously stimulate all your senses. The Spa offers a

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comprehensive range of beauty and well being treatments.

your tranquil hideaWay

Designed to provide the perfect escape from the stresses and

Serene Beauty Spa is a brand new beauty salon in

strains of city living, their range of concessionary rates mean

Berkhamsted. With it's contemporary design, your

that everyone can enjoy the top class service and bring a little

visit to Serene will leave you feeling relaxed and

bit of indulgence into their lives. The spa uses the luxury brand,

invigorated. The highly skilled team are able to offer

Gerards, a range of facials to meet specific skincare requirements

the very latest in leading edge treatments. Using

utilising the very best ingredients to re-energise and stimulate the

renowned products, their treatments leave you

vital processes of the skin. To achieve a beautiful complexion, try

looking and feeling your very best.

Hydra Line £35.00. A treatment to preserve the natural hydration

If you support your skin from within by eating organic

of a skin that tends to be dry, the formulas are rich in natural

food, take the next step and treat yourself to an organic &

active ingredients & vitamin complexes that give the skin optimum

chemical free facial at Serene. Effective relaxing and custom

hydration, forming a barrier

made. Includes a skin analysis, gentle cleansing, steaming,

against the aggressive action

exfoliation, a nourishing mask, gentle face massage, toner

of the environment.

and moisturizer, includes extraction if needed, 100% organic, 100% luxury (£47.00)

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Hemel Hempstead,

a visit to Serene can make to the way you feel... and the way

Hertfordshire,

you look. A difference that will last long beyond your visit.

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Serene Beauty Spa, 40 Charles Street , Berkhamsted

01442 252580

, Herts ,HP4 3DJ

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the sPA At hANBury mANor

a discreet spa in idyllic surroundings

The Spa at Hanbury Manor is a luxurious spa located in exclusive Marriott Hotel right in the heart of Herefordshire. One of the finest beauty spas offering a full compliment of spa treatments in discreet yet lavish surroundings. Combining the highest standards of service with intimate

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attention to detail and an exotic, minimalist environment.

your World-class health farm and spa haven

For the ultimate indulgence why not try their Declor body treatment Aroma Envelopment £60.00. At the heart of this treatment is a rich, creamy mask with plant extracts, chosen according to your

There are few places in the world like Champneys at

needs and applied all over your body. For a beneficial, comforting

Tring. Steeped in history, this elegant English stately

sensation, enjoy the pleasure of a heated blanket and massage

home is the ultimate in extravagance and lavishness.

while your mask is on. Before and after the mask, your body is

Set in 170 acres of rolling parkland, a spa day at Tring

treated to relaxing, draining or stimulating techniques, depending

will still your thoughts in a busy world. Little wonder it

on your need

tops the a-list hot-list for rest and relaxation.

Whatever your preference, time spent here will ensure your needs

Think of Champneys, and you think of its superlative

are surpassed and enjoyment assured.

treatments, its outstanding health therapies. For pure

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pampering, there is nowhere better. But if one should go

Hanbury Manor, a Marriott® Hotel & Country Club

deeper, Champneys offers a comprehensive menu of

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alternative therapies from LA Stone to Hopi Ear Candles and

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Aurasoma to Metamorphic Technique. For supreme luxury why not indulge in a La Prairie cellular radiance treatment exclusive to Champneys, a jump-start for the skin to minimise lines, wrinkles, and age spots leaving the texture and tone transformed. Skin looks fresher, illuminated and radiantly alive! Champneys Tring , Wiggington, Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire , HP23 6HY

08703 300 300

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elegance, Beauty and sophistication The Spa at Luton Hoo is just a short walk from the main mansion, The Spa is housed in a Grade Two* Robert adam stable block. The architecture and original features of the building have been carefully restored and renovated to create a unique space. The old stables, grooms quarters and tack rooms have been transformed into state of the art treatment rooms, a stunning oak- framed 18 metre pool, saunarium, sauna, steam room and gym. There are ten dedicated spa suites for in-room treatments located within the stable block, ideal for guests who really want to get away from it all. The innovative treatment list includes organic hair treatments, body wraps, facials and massages. If your looking for pure indulgence then try the spa 5 Senses Facial Signature Treatment – 1hour 10mins / £115. Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ

01582 734437

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Soothe the soul and lift the spirit in our Sensory Spas

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This is your chance to relax, unwind and soothe away all the stresses and strains of modern life. Our Elemis trained therapists provide a plethora of treatment services that will enable you to indulge in our holistic environment, making you feel uplifted and revitalized. The whole offering is geared towards providing members and non-members, a like, the very best of Elemis treatments. In addition, the Sensory offers waxing, pedicures, manicures, and St Tropez for men and women. In conjunction with the Treatments, we also offer the very best in Hairdressing* using L’Oreal, Tigi, Kerastase and Paul Mitchell products.

specialistpackages � Wedding packages This includes trials in both make-up and hair together with ‘on the day’ services. This is a fantastic package which can be tailored to meet your needs for that very special day.

� Hen packages Looking for a funpacked day? - why not utilize the facilities in the morning to energise yourselves and then enjoy your light lunch. The afternoon will service your every needs with a choice of deep tissue massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and make-overs.

� Spa days Full of indulgence. Start the morning with a leisurely swim or relaxing sauna, enjoy a light lunch and then while away the hours with treatments for him and her or for a group of friends. Treatments can be done in one room so please enquire at the time of booking.

Did you know?

Members are entitled to 10% discount on all treatments. The products used in the treatments are available for home purchase and recommended to ensure that the benefits of the treatment are continued at home.

Gift Vouchers

Are available for purchase from reception - this provides a perfect present for that special one.

Essentials

No heat treatments a minimum of 8 hours before or after waxing. Heat treatments include sunbeds, sauna and steam. A patch test is required a minimum of 24 hours prior to eyelash or brow-tinting.

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naturally gorgeous

most of us are aware of the importance of avoiding chemicals in our diet, but do we really think about this when it comes to our beauty regime. With organic skincare steadly becoming one of the fastest growing areas of the beauty industry, its no longer seen as an alternative or expensive to buy natural products. Here we take a look at what is on offer and we’ve discovered many delightful products for you to add to your shopping bag.

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burt’s bees

instant Boost skin tonic – 50ml £4.25

Naturally Ageless line diminishing day

instantly refreshing, this revitalising

lotion £26.99

toner is gentle enough for all skin

Age beautifully with the new Burt’s

types, helping to soothe and revive

Bees Naturally Ageless Collection,

lack-lustre skin. the heavenly-scented

a breakthrough in natural skin

aroma immediately revives the

care designed to reduce lines and

senses, enlivening skin with an instant

wrinkles and improve firmness.

boost of soothing freshness. easy-

each luxurious formula combines

to-use and packed with botanical

the anti-oxidant power of

ingredients to refresh and calm the

pomegranate with age-reversing

complexion, this is the simple, fuss-free

Para Cress. Naturally Ageless line

second step to great skin, at any age.

diminishing day lotion (99.96%

Whatever the need of your skin, this

natural), a luxurious every day

immediately comes to the rescue,

moisturiser with Pomegranate and

comforting skin with organic aloe

Para Cress to help relax wrinkles

vera to moisturise and soften, whilst

and smooth their appearance

soothing chamomile and cucumber

whilst mexican Wild yam extract

extract smooth and cool.

helps increase skin’s firmness.

origins modern friction facial scrub 125ml £27.40 here’s age-smoothing exfoliation without irritation. skin-refining rice starch, cushioned in cream, rapidly removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and signs of skin damage and discolourations. lemon oil kick starts the process of illumination. vitamin C mops up skin-menacing free radicals. All while Aloe keeps skin calm and comfy. there’s no ouch, extra steps or other complications. No redness or flaking follows. the beforeand-afters are amazing. signs of lines and size of pores appear to shrink. skin looks perfectly polished, smooth and luminous. And the perk-me-up aromas of Bergamot and Peppermint help you look on the bright side.

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aveda

organic surge’s

Aveda damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment- 25ml £18.60

orange Blossom hand & Nail Cream

if you have dry, damaged or

blossom hand and nail cream

coloured hair then give it some

provides loads of moisture and

serious deep moisture and

comfort while the organic essential

repair with this Aveda damage

oil fragrance blend transports you to

remedy intensive restructuring

a balmy, summer orange orchard.

treatment.

use it this way: massage into hands

this intensive weekly treatment

and nails as needed, breathing in

deeply penetrates to help

the organic essential oil fragrance

repair, seal and smooth even

blend. organic surge products are

the most damaged hair. using

cleverly developed with no nasties or

the power of pure plant oils and

obscure chemicals for your precious

quinoa protein, it restores the

skin to absorb. A happy blend of 99%

health, silkiness and shine to your

naturally derived ingredients and

damaged hair.

certified organic extracts.

– 100ml £4.88 for happy-ever-after hands, orange

jo wood organics tula exfoliating salt scrub 400g - £23.49 Part of the every day range for ‘every day’ luxury, this product is a gentle exfoliating body scrub formulated with dead sea salt to remove dead skin cells. moisturising jojoba, apricot and rosehips oils invigorate, soften and smooth and help improve skin tone and glow. leaving you silky smooth and smelling sublime! All of Jo Woods packing is recyclable, so look good and feel great.

the organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter Cleanser – 70ml £29.95 your skin is your canvas; a healthy glowing skin begins with a thorough but gentle cleanse. Carrot Butter Cleanser dissolves grime, dirt, pollution, make up (including eye makeup) in one easy step. Antioxidant Carrot is blended with skin softening shea & Cocoa Butter to leave the skin incredibly soft and smooth. Chamomile, rosemary and lavender soothe and decongest the skin leaving it radiant. for or all skin types including oily.

nuXe Crème Nirvanesque – 50ml £24.00 specifically designed to target those first tell-tale signs of ageing, erasing those laughter lines. your skin is instantly relaxed, smoothed, radiant and very soft, leaving those fine lines and first wrinkles significantly reduced. this plant-based product with extracts of blue lotus and poppy seeds work together to create a feeling of deliously soft and suple skin that lasts for hours after application.

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balance me dr hauschka

super Wash with Juniper & Bergamot -

rose day Cream, 30ml £19.57

250ml£ 10.00

Adored by celebrities and

this product foams well, smells delicious

beauty editors alike, this

and leaves you feeling incredibly clean.

very special moisturiser uses

the mixture of sumptuous ingredients

rose petals picked by hand

makes this body wash fabulous! the

according to the moon’s

geranium balances, Juniper cleanses

cycles. ideal for dry and

and the Bergamot and lavender extracts

sensitive skin types, there’s

stimulates, toning and uplifting you, all

also a lighter version for those

this from your daily wash. your skin is left

with oily or combination skin.

cleansed and refreshed, the mind and body balanced and enthused.

neal’s yard rose formula Anti-

ole henriksen

oxidant facial mask

visual truth eye

– 50g £19.55

crème – 15g

A beauty-

£40.00

boosting mask for promoting deep

After your usual

skin regeneration.

cleansing routine

made with rose

apply visual truth-

flower and wild rose

Wrinkle resistance

seed extracts. the combinations of

eye Creme gently under the eyes, this wonderful crème resists and

these ingredients are renowned for their ability to promote

lifts wrinkles with the African red tea & vitamin c

skin regeneration, helping reduce the appearance of

extracts, acting as a second skin.

uneven pigmentation and fine lines. Anti-oxidant sugar maple extract is a natural source of malic acid, which

the African red tea acts as a powerful

helps to gently clear dead cells to reveal fresh, radiant skin

antioxidant which strengthens the skins immune

beneath. vitamin-rich macadamia oil protects against

mantle, slows the aging process, calming and

moisture loss and gotu kola extract stimulates collagen

soothing to the skin.

production to firm and tone the skin.

ila sPa Body BAlm for feediNg sKiN ANd seNses £38.17 this balm works for people of all ages, nourishing dry skin. its absolute organic purity balances body and mind. you will notice your skin’s softer, brighter texture, and an improvement in conditions such as eczema. rub ub the balm gently and sparingly into your skin, enjoying the sensuous feeling. this Body Balm is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which feed your skin and uplift your mind.

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look good, feel good feeling out of balance? get your mind and body back in sync with a beauty treatment that goes deeper than most. from a knifeless face lift to a sound wave massage, here’s our favourite holistic face and body rejuvenators: NAturAl fACelift CosmetiC ACuPuNCture fACiAl There’s no need to face the surgeon’s knife if you want to whiz back the clock a few years but you will have to stomach a few fine needles. Acupuncturist and facialist to the stars, Linda Carter, who has treated Angelina Jolie and Julianne Moore, uses acupuncture on the face to give clients a natural alternative to surgery, botox and peels. The treatment starts with a deep tissue massage to free any tension and is followed by body acupuncture to increase energy flow. needles are then inserted into specific areas of the face to wake up muscles and encourage blood flow. Lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin feels firmer. A course of 6 is recommended. where? incredible You, 40 Moreton Street, London SW1v 2PB. Call 020 7821 1020. coSt: £250 for a two and a half hour initial treatment, £125 for hour long follow ups.

AyurvediC rAdiANCe gem stoNe rAsAyANA fACiAl This facial will make your skin glow whilst leaving you in a state of deep relaxation. first, using ayurvedic principles, organic-based creams, sprays and oils are created to suit your dosha, that’s your ayurvedic mind and body type. You could be vata, Pitta or Kapha, determined after completing a questionnaire. This helps the therapist to tailor the treatment to your skin type. facial massage helps to tone the underlying muscles and promote skin cell renewal while a head massage and reflexology make troubles melt away. The facial not only leaves skin radiant but restores balance between mind and body. where? email spa@organicapoteke.com for more information and to book at treatment. coSt: £80 for 75 minutes.

orgANiC Body smoother holistiC relAXiNg mAssAge Pop in and bliss out while a therapist massages a 100% organic Rose and Jasmine Body Oil over your skin. The beautifully scented blend is fab for sun damaged and dry skin, leaving it silky soft. it’s used in this holistic massage which is personalised to suit your needs and the oil chosen to match. The tranquil treatment begins and ends with a few moments of specialised deep breathing to help you relax and to cleanse the body by stimulating circulation. The therapist will then concentrate on your stress hot spots – usually back, legs and scalp. Songbird, Katy Perry, is a fan of this luscious oil and has popped in to try the massage too. where? The Organic Pharmacy, 396 King’s Road, London, SW10 OLn. Call 020 7351 2232 for other London locations. coSt: £70 for 60 minutes. Jasmine Body Oil, £28.33 (www.theorganicpharmacy.com).

NAture’s Body shriNKer Body sCulPtiNg Cellulite ANd ColoN therAPy forget having embarrassing colonic irrigation and painful lipo to shift unsightly lumps and bumps, try this natural and relaxing alternative. A fennel and birch peel off body mask is smoothed over skin and massaged in using specialist movements to help deeply cleanse the body’s inner workings. The technique also helps smooth and firm skin while stimulating circulation and reducing fluid retention. Abdominal massage follows to detoxify the body and flatten a pot belly. where? The elemis Day Spa, 2-3 Lancashire Court, London, W1S 1eX. 1 Call 0870 410 4210. coSt: £90 for 1 hour. c

musi musiCAl de-stresser ttACtile souNd therAPy tAC You definitely don’t want the sound of a chatty therapist while you try to relax and be pampered. With this heavenly treatment you’ll only experience gentle harmonic vibrations to soothe away stress and not a peep from anyone else. using ancient oriental methods, the head and neck are massaged into a state of pure tranquillity – you may even nod off. The vibrations are designed to take mind and body to a deeper level of relaxation and leave you at peace with the world. where? Spa illuminata, 63 South Audley Street, London W1K 2QS. Call 020 7499 7777. coSt: £40 for 30 minutes.

reBAlANCiNg AromAs himAlAyAN reJuveNAtioN treAtmeNt using plant-based healing traditions from around the world, this treatment aims to bring harmony back to the body and skin by holistically balancing the five elements. The body and skin are made up of these five elements – infinity (space), fire, air, water and earth. Stress and environmental factors can cause the elements to shift out of balance and subsequently effect our skin, body and emotions. This treatment will send you to a blissful place as the Pure-fume aromatherapy aromas soothe the mind and decongest sinuses. next a thorough body exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and increase circulation. A steam canopy is infused with your choice of aroma to detoxify the body and nourish skin and the best bit, a shirodhara ritual. This is a continuous stream of warm oil that is poured over the ‘middle eye’ – a point of the forehead that induces a state of total balance, calm and relaxation. where? Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, 174 high holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1v 2AA. Call 020 7759 7355. coSt: £140 for two hours.

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The Scissor King Jenny Carrington interviews the internationally acclaimed ‘Hair Doctor’ Philip Kingsley - Recognised as the leading authority in hair health.

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air loss or thinning hair in women can begin at puberty, when pregnant, after childbirth, menopause, with taking oral contraceptives or HRT. The common factor in all of these is a change in hormones – oestrogens and androgens.”

the world’s most respected authority on hair and scalp health, trichologist, Philip Kinglsey, has been tending the tresses of stars and royalty for over 50 years. one of his first clients was Audrey hepburn, she has since been followed by A-listers like John travolta, sir laurence olivier, Kate Winslet, renee zellweger, sigourney Weaver and lucy liu. With clinics in london and New york, the hair guru who famously coined the phrase ‘bad hair day’, agreed to answer some of the most common questions on hair loss.

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his distressing problem can affect men and women at any stage in their lives and

has many different causes. “Hair is the single most important part of the anatomy affecting our psyche. We can wear the most fashionable clothes, the most expensive jewellery, our skin can be flawless but if our hair isn’t right, we don’t feel good. The reverse is also true”, explains Philip.

A degree of hair loss probably occurs in 100 per cent of Caucasian males. This can vary between a slightly receding hair line, a thinning crown, an overall reduction in thickness and total baldness,” 4000 years ago. During the Roman Empire men pushed their hair forward, like Julius Caesar,

Hair loss or thinning hair in women can begin

to hide their thinning hair lines. Unfortunately,

at puberty, when pregnant, after childbirth,

most Caucasian men will notice a decrease in

menopause, with taking oral contraceptives

the volume of their hair as they age. “A degree

or HRT. The common factor in all of these

of hair loss probably occurs in 100 per cent

is a change in hormones – oestrogens and

of Caucasian males. This can vary between

androgens. Philip says, “Not a day goes by

a slightly receding hair line, a thinning crown,

in my practice without a distraught woman in

an overall reduction in thickness and total

despair because of her thinning hair.” PCOS

baldness,” explains Philip.

(Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a hormonal

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condition that whilst not dangerous for a

Whilst there doesn’t appear to be a direct

woman can be a common cause for thinning or

cure for hair loss, pinning down your personal

loss of hair. This is due to the high percentage

causes with a correct diagnosis is the best

of women that suffer with the condition.

way to begin to treat the problem. Here Philip

Men’s receding hair lines dates back to around

explains what you can do …

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Ask Philip… Q: What is the first thing you should do if you start to notice hair loss?

Q: Can hair extensions make your hair fall out?

A: “The biggest potential problem

A: “Seek professional advice via your doctor, dermatologist or

is ‘traction’ hair loss and breakage because

Q:

Q: How can you make thin hair look and feel thicker? A: “There are many products available, including my own range, that can give the appearance and feel of thicker hair.”

out The Institute

of the pulling What are the effects of hair involved. loss on a person’s wellbeing Freshly and how should they be treated? done it

of Trichologists at

A: “Hair is deeply psychological and it can have a

and Body Building Shampoo and

www.trichologists.

devastating effect on morale, which can lead to depression

trichologist.” (To find a qualified trichologist in your area check

can look

org.uk).

and even to being suicidal. The way to counteract this is

Hairdressers are not

to find a serious and committed professional to help you.

necessarily qualified

There are also many books available that explain

to diagnose hair loss

all this, including my own ‘The Hair Bible’

and thinning problems.

(Aurum Press Ltd, £9.95).”

Q: What are the main causes of hair loss?

Visit www.philipkingsley.com to view hair helpers such as PK4Hair Vegetarian Protein Capsules, £18 for 120 capsules Conditioner, from £4.95 each.

change your

Q: Are there any natural alternative remedies that can help, for instance, acupuncture or herbal treatment?

appearance but

A: “They have not been proven to help.”

wonderful and completely

it’s not a good idea to leave them in for too long. Many

A: “There are many reasons for hair loss,

women get carried away, getting used

such as low iron levels, thyroid anomalies,

to having longer, thicker hair. By the time

hormonal changes, nutritional aspects,

they panic and end up in my office the

general health, stress and some scalp

hair can be in a really difficult state.”

conditions. Most of these problems can

Q:

Q: When should a person resort to a hair transplant and where should they look to find a reputable doctor/surgeon? A: “The timing of having a transplant is personal and

Q: I’ve heard that fiddling with your hair can make it thinner, is that true?

Are there any effective remedies available to help restore hair?

possibilities remain, however, men tend

A: “Twiddling

the counter remedies that can effectively

to lose more hair because they produce

with hair is

more androgens (male hormones).

normally a benign

But hair loss in women is grossly

and pleasant habit,

underestimated, there are as many

but something triggers

women with hair loss as men. The main

it to become serious, leading

difference is that women do not (or rarely)

to ‘trichotillomania’. Not only is it more

of those we consider the best (call 0207

go bald.”

common in women, but it occurs mostly

629 4004). When done correctly and

around puberty or menopause. This

carefully, transplants can be very effective

be detected by blood tests.”

Q: Is hair loss different in men and women?

A: “Yes and no.

All the above

psychological. It’s

A: “Strictly speaking there are no over stop hair loss. The point is to find the cause(s) and then counteract them.”

not a good idea to wait until you have a bald area, though. There are many “cowboys” regarding transplants and it is best to have a personal

recommendation. At my clinic, we would give the names

Q: Can changing your diet help? A: “Diet can help. For example, low

self-inflicted hair loss occurs when the

and they don’t fall out.”

twiddling gradually reaches the pulling

Philip Kinglsey has a wide range of hair products

protein diets, particularly at breakfast and

stage. Psychological therapy can help as

to also help with scalp problems, frizzy, fine and

lunch can cause extra fall. A person with

can wearing thick gloves at night when

flyaway and chemically processed hair. his two

low levels of vitamin B12 similarly can

the habit is worse, cutting hair short,

books, including ‘happy hair Days’, £5.99, which

experience hair problems.”

covering hair with a slippery cream or

gives 50 tips for healthy hair, and products are

wearing a scarf.”

available from www.philipkingsley.com. cosmeticsurgeryandbeautyguide.co.uk

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