Archive for August, 2009

Hot New Hair Removal Trend Alert!.. Shaved eyebrows?!

August 27, 2009

Thursday 27th August 2009

Apparently, the ‘hot new trend’ for winter is reaching for the razor and whipping off those lovely arching brows you took so long over the summer trying to perfect.

Shaved eyebrows?! Isn’t that facial hair removal gone mad?

Are these fashion gurus out of their minds? The first thing we thought of when we heard about it is ‘what about the stubble and regrowth?!’ That surely would NOT be a good look?

If you do find that you simply cannot control yourself and you do decide to follow trend this season coming, do not fear for when the fad fades, as semi-permanent make up can give you back your brows in no time.

Using precision and a steady hand, semi-permanent make-up artists are as skilled as tattooists – which is just as well when it comes to your face! If you shave your brows or find they’re getting a bit thin on the ground, semi permanent make up micropigmentation can give you fuller brows that frame your face.

We would strongly advise against the bald eye look – we think it looks a bit strange – perhaps bleaching could work instead… or here’s an idea: leave them alone!



Fat Reduction Could Benefit Apple Shaped Women at Risk From Asthma

August 25, 2009

Tuesday 25th August 2009

Research has shown that apple-shaped women could be more at risk of developing asthma.

Women with a waistline of 88cm or more, even those who have a normal body weight, could develop breathing problems such as asthma. It was a study that was carried out on over 88,000 women, meaning results and findings are potentially quite significant.

But before you all rush out for quick liposuction fix, we are urging people not to go under the knife in a bid to shed the pounds and risk your health further. Natural methods of fat reduction are available, such as mesotherapy and can leaving you looking slimmer in a matter of weeks.

Eporex mesotherapy is what we use at SkinGenesis and traditional mesotherapy is the prefered way to get rid of fat amongst Parisien women in particular, where it has been popular for over 60 years.

Through isophoresis, it works by non-invasively introducing natural compounds of minerals underneath the skin, which helps to get stored fat deposits moving and improve the body’s metabolism. There’s no need for needles, knifes or scars like traditional mesotherapy, in fact it can feel quite therapeutic!

Take a look at the before and afters below, and why not watch what Lewis has to say about his fat reduction treatments on YouTube?





Skin Treatment Specialist Appoints New Therapist Emma Preece

August 24, 2009

Monday 24th August 2009

Emma Preece is the new girl in town at our Chester clinic – there to make your skin beautiful!

Emma, 26 from Middlewich, Cheshire joins us, the non-surgical skin treatment specialists, after starting her career in healthcare by gaining various qualifications in nursing.

Now studying for the Beauty Therapy (Science) BTEC National Diploma and after taking a slight change of career direction, Emma will embark upon her true aspirations to become a specialist skin therapist.

Emma said: “I’m really looking forward to a new career in skin therapy with SkinGenesis. I didn’t want to go into the indulgent, pampering side of beauty therapy, so instead I chose to put my nursing background to good use and focus on the more scientific and medical aspects of helping people achieve a great complexion and body image.”

Peter Beard, director of treatments at SkinGenesis, commented: “It’s fantastic to welcome such a dedicated new member to our team in Chester. Emma has a fantastic background in healthcare and some great qualifications, which means she brings with her the key skills needed to be a successful skin therapist.”

Emma will be completing her intense training programme over the next few weeks by shadowing senior therapists at the clinic, assisting with initial consultations and administering treatments to clients. Emma will specialise in all treatments, including acne treatment, skin rejuvenation and thread vein removal.

Peter added: “We take the training and development of our staff very seriously here at SkinGenesis as we are an accredited Investors in People company. Each new member of staff experiences an initial training period and then continues to develop throughout their career with in-house training and additional courses offsite, which ensures that our therapists acquire and maintain an optimum level of knowledge and awareness of best practice.”

We have clinics in Chester, Leeds and Manchester offering skincare solutions to people across the North and throughout the UK.

For more information call us on 01244 303 464 or visit

Kangen Water – Yet Another Acne Treatment Fad

August 18, 2009

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Every month there seems to be new research from skin boffins telling us of a revolutionary new way to relieve acne. In the past these miracle cures have manifested in the form of green tea bags, Frutels chocolate, and now Kangen water.

Kangen, Japanese for ‘return to origin’, has gained fame in Asia and the USA with claims that the PH level of the water produced by their alkaline water ionizers is highly beneficial for those of us plagued by unsightly spots.

Kangen filters to date will set you back around $4000, and so are definitely unlikely to feature in many of our current budgets. The latest in a long line of pseudo-science based treatments that will only succeed in relieving you of a large amount of your hard earned cash, the benefits of Kangen water have already been discredited by many leading researchers, not to mention whole websites dedicated to the financial side of the ‘Kangen’ scam.

Rather than be ripped off by some far-fetched and unproven water filter, why not consider intense pulsed light treatment (IPL), microdermabrasion or a chemical peel, all shown to have worked wonders on spots and acne breakouts. What’s more, SkinGenesis will work with you individually to create a programme specifically for you and your own skin requirements.

Natural acne treatments fuel healthy skin renewal and help prevent future occurrences.  You will also be given powerful acne treatment products for use at your own convenience at home, designed to work alongside and boost the clinic skin acne treatment so you get the best sustainable result in the shortest possible time.

Visit to get your free acne treatment information pack

Avoid having skin treatment by avoiding celeb diets

August 17, 2009

Monday 17th August 2009

Cigarettes, coffee, vodka and champagne. This is what Kate Moss lives on. Supposedly the ‘normal’ celebrity/model diet.

If this was in fact true, no amount of airbrushing or Botox could disguise the sorry state that their skin would be in and i can’t even begin to list all the skin treatment they would need. Smoking, alcohol and too much caffeine – it’s the perfect recipe for a skin disaster!

It’s well known that models live on minimal amounts of food and the party lifestyle that comes part and parcel with the job means drinking and smoking are second nature, but if that’s all they lived on they would look like complete monsters!

Smoking causes premature aging of the skin, resulting in deep set wrinkles and dull, thirsty skin. Alcohol also zaps out any trace of moisture in the skin and can leave it looking yellowed and tired.

That’s why we promote a balanced healthy lifestyle. People say that smoking stops them from eating so much, we don’t believe that and we also don’t think the effects it has on the skin are worth the few half pounds of weight you might not gain.

Drink water, not alcohol. Eat fruit and vegetables, instead of smoking a cigarette. Treat yourself to the occasional cream cake, but don’t overindulge. And finally, last but not least, certainly don’t believe everything you read in celebrity magazines!


Lose weight the natural way: fat reduction treatments & mesotherapy (a natural alternative treatment to liposuction)

Get rid of wrinkles: Botox and dermal fillers, SkinGym, Anti-ageing treatments

Dermamelan could help Kirsty Allsop’s Chloasma… Daily Mail got it wrong

August 12, 2009

Wednesday 12th August 2009

We were disgusted to read reports about how the Daily Mail accused Location Location Location’s presenter Kirsty Allsop of ‘sporting a moustache’, when really she was suffering from a skin condition called Chloasma.

Chloasma is a skin condition caused by hormonal fluctuations, and particularly women who have had children can get it. Chloasma causes areas of the skin to take on a darker pigmentation, which from far off (especially to the idiotic eyes of some celeb gossips), could i suppose, look like hair or as the Daily Mail put it, a moustache.

The newspaper has quite rightly apologised to Kirsty since the mistake was made and there has been a lot of support online from fans. As Kirsty quite rightly pointed out, it’s a small price to pay for the joys of having children. Of course it’s not ideal having darker patches of skin and there are depigmentation treatments out there that promote healthy skin renewal and enable the skin to regain its natural lighter tone. But if it doesn’t bother you like Kirsty, there’s nothing to worry about!

Dermamelan depigmentation treatment is one of the most effective treatments available for chloasma.

Have you suffered from Chloasma before? Tell us about it by posting a comment!

Needing Scar Removal Could Stop You Becoming An Astronaut

August 5, 2009

Wednesday 5th August 2009

News emerging from China about ‘superhuman’ candidates wanted for the country’s space programme details how applicants are now required to have no scars, allergies, runny noses or even halitosis!

Whilst unfortunately we cannot provide any solutions to the latter problems (although if possible stay away from cats, keep a pack of Kleenex to hand, and use Listerine regularly), scar removal can be performed by the therapists at SkinGenesis.

At risk of bleeding during acceleration according to officials at one of the astronaut health-screening hospitals, and also more of an aesthetic issue if like me you’re not currently considering a career in aeronautics, scars have long been believed to be there for life.

However SkinGenesis treatments have been shown to relieve the appearance of imperfections on the skin, including scars.

The secret to re-training the skin to be smooth and flawless again lies in the powerful and safe combination of scar removal treatments. These are used to stimulate the skin to become plumper and more elastic, whilst also tackling the memory of the scar in the shrunken connective tissue between the surface of your skin and the deep layers.

So if you really are keen on applying for the Chinese space programme or just curious to hear about the scar removal treatments on offer why not visit for more information?

Body hair removal – get rid of annoying body hair forever

August 3, 2009

Monday 3rd August 2009

It’s one of the most annoying things for both men and women and getting rid can be a real chore. IPL body hair removal can help by removing unwanted hair permanently.

In women, body hair can range from fine, but visible hairs on the thighs right through to darker, thicker unwanted hair on the forearms and even other parts of the body and the face.

Most male body hair doesn’t cause a problem, however some men prefer to remove excess hair from their back or chest – particularly if it grows quite thick and dark. IPL can remove hair from large areas using a wider treatment head, so no area is too large.

There are many methods of hair removal around, such as shaving, waxing and sugaring, however the effects of these methods are not very long-lasting. IPL body hair removal can remove hair permanently with a number of treatments.

It works by applying a short burst of light to the hair follical, making it incapable of further growth. It really is as simple as that. The reason you may need to come in for a few treatments is because the hair needs to be ‘zapped’ during its growth stage. If it is dormant, the hair will grow back and will need another treatment. The treatment is very comfortable and can save you money in the long term.

If your body hair is really getting you down, or you’re simply just sick of waxing or shaving your legs, bikini or underarms, maybe it’s time to consider IPL?

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