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Author: Georgina Ireland


Stem Cells and Growth Factors

24/03/2016 at 09:50:08 | by Georgina Ireland
Stem cells and growth factors have now been used in skincare for a number of years. Clinical evidence shows that the use of stem cells and growth factors applied can repair damged skin by stimulating the cells to build new collagen and elastin; target pigmentation; protect the skin against environmental aggressors, such as UV damage; and replenish and regenerate dying cells and DNA damage. Stem cells can self renew and divide to form new stem cells or transform into different cells with a specialised function, such as skin cells. Stem cells play a key role in tissue development, regeneration, and cellular renewal so it is no surprise that scientists have wanted to harness their power to combat ageing.



What you should know about cosmetic intervention

17/04/2013 at 12:03:04 | by Georgina Ireland
Marie Claire have set up a petition to stop unregulated cosmetic treatments, here is what they say:
 
We think women should be fully informed so that they are empowered to make the right decisions for them. If you have a procedure and something goes wrong, we want you to know where to turn for help and not be made to feel like a silly, vain woman. If you agree with this, sign this petition today.

Heres what we think you should know:

The Industry Is Unregulated And Unaccountable

Cosmetic surgery and treatments such as Botox, fillers and microdermabrasion which we have come to view as everyday beauty treatments are potentially dangerous procedures that urgently need to be regulated by the government. Currently the industry is almost entirely unregulated and unaccountable yet it takes up to £3 billion a year, mostly from women.

Anyone Can Call Themselves A Cosmetic Practitioner Even Without Training

Currently the industry is almost entirely unregulated, meaning that any type of doctor, from a GP to a microbiologist, can perform cosmetic surgery, even if they have had no training. In addition, anyone can buy equipment such as laser machines and call themselves a cosmetic practitioner, while fillers are easily available online.

Hard Sales Techniques Manipulate Vulnerable Women

The Marie Claire campaign demands a ban on hard sales techniques such as interest-free finance and two-for-the-price-of-one deals, as well as manipulative advertising that preys on womens vulnerabilities.

Stigma Prevents Many Unhappy Customers Speaking Out

Without proper training, the results of cosmetic intervention can be disastrous: two out of three surgeons surveyed by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons say they have seen patients suffering complications from botched temporary fillers. Current figures for bad results could be the tip of the iceberg because of the shame and stigma attached to cosmetic surgery and embarrassment at coming forward.

We Think Women Need To Be Empowered To Make Good Choices

Whatever your views on cosmetic surgery, we are sure you agree that women should be empowered to make the right choices and if they do go ahead with treatments they should be kept safe to prevent another disaster like the PIP implant scandal when as many as 47,000 British women were given faulty breast implants.

The Marie Claire Petition - TakeAGoodLook Campaign Demands:

a register for practitioners and procedures
standardised information for patients
a ban on special offers and procedures as prizes
a code of practice for advertising
training courses for non-surgical procedures
fillers to be made prescription-only
a national breast implant registry
an impartial organisation to turn to when things go wrong

So please, sign their petition if you think women should be empowered, informed and safe about cosmetic procedures.

 
Medical Cosmetic and Spa offer you the reassurance of highly trained and experienced female doctor that is fully regulated with the GMC (General Medical Council).
 
If you would like to make an appointment for a free consultation, please call us on 0845 2261344



Women's Beauty Hates

10/04/2013 at 11:29:15 | by Georgina Ireland
British women spend on average of 59 days of their lives on their most hated beauty chore - shaving their legs.
 
A poll by the online beauty retailer Escentual.com showed that 35 per cent of women despise shaving the most. Most women spend four minutes eliminating the hairs on their legs, six times a week, adding up to 21 hours a year.
 
Why shave when you can have your hair permantly gone - Pulsed light with AFT (Advanced Fluorescent Technology) treats unwanted hair with quick and safe bursts of light. Involving no downtime, you can continue with all your regular activities immediately after treatment. Best of all,this non-invasive and effective approach yields permanent hair reduction and long-term hair removal - anywhere on the body.
 
If you are interested, please call us on 0845 226 1344 to arrange a free consultation and patch test.



Day by day account of my first Vi Peel

11/03/2013 at 14:34:20 | by Georgina Ireland
Skin Type II - Peel applied to Face, Eyelids, Neck & Decolletage and Hands, then a week later I had a Vi Precision just under my eyes
 
Day 1 When the peel went on it felt zingy, but this didn't last longer than a minute. I had no discomfort at all, my face was just a bit red, the skin under my eyes was looking very dry and the lines were enhanced, especially after the Vi Precision Peel. Later on, my face did get quite red and felt warm. An hour before I went to bed I washed it off (about 8 hours after I had it applied). I then wiped the towlette over, which felt a bit stingy just for a few seconds, I then applied the Post Peel Protectant. I didn't feel the need to take any paracetamol as I had no discomfort at all.
 
Day 2 Put Post Peel Protectant on, then the Sun Protection, I didn't worry about putting any foundation on, just a bit of mascara. Although I was looking a bit red, nobody noticed at all. I went out and carried on as normal. I applied the Post Peel Protectant several times through the day. One hour before I went to bed I used the other towlette, which was a bit stingy again, then I applied the Post Peel Protecant. When I applied this I could see tiny bits of flakey skin, so thought this must be the start of the peeling.
 
Day 3 When I woke I could see my skin was starting to look a flaky. I put the Post Peel Protectant on, then the Sun Protection. This was the only day that I wanted to stay in.
 
Day 4 Still a bit flaky, but nothing too obvious, so I went out as normal, applying Post Peel and Vaseline quite often through the day, and of course the Sun Proection. My skin is feeling a bit tight now.
 
Day 5 Skin is dry and a bit flaky, mainly around hairline, and tiny bits of my eyelids. Keep applying Vaseline.

Day 6 Skin is not as dry today, it is looking great, but applying lots of Environ Super Moisturiser.
 
Day 7 Hands started looking dry and flaky, but my face is back to normal, skin is looking great, very refreshed..
 
Overall Conclusion - I am extremely happy with the results of the Vi Peel. My lines under my eyes have definitely got loads better. I feel very confident that my skin is looking flawless and feel I don't even have to wear foundation all the time. I would highly recommend.
 
If you would like more information on the Vi Peel or would like to ask me any questions, please give me a call on 0845 226 1344



Top 50 Most Asked Beauty Questions - No. 46

21/11/2012 at 11:55:33 | by Georgina Ireland
46.  EXTRAS

ARE THERE DAILY SUPPLEMENTS THAT I REALLY NEED FOR HEALTHY HAIR, SKIN AND NAILS?
 
  
Our bodies don't produce essential fatty acids, of which omega-3 is the most important. The first symptons of low omega-3 levels are brittle nails, lifeless, slow-growing hair and dull, scaly skin. Omega-3 keeps skin pumped up, soft and supple, and helps to strengthen nails and hair. Supplement your daily dose - which you get by eating oily fish and nuts - with Environ Nutrition Supplements. Omega 3, Basic Antioxidants with vitamin C and E, Vitamin A & D and the Hair, Skin & Nail supplements are also good for keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.



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