Archive for January, 2010

Skin Treatments on Facebook – Join our new group

January 27, 2010

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Like reading our blog? Love our skin treatments? Want to be the first to receive special offers and discounts?

Our three clinics in Leeds, Manchester and Chester have teamed up to make the SkinGenesis Group.

You can join the group by clicking here.

It will run alongside the separate fan pages for each of the clinics to make sure that you are kept updated with everything that is happening at the leading northern skin and body treatment clinic.

Over the next few months we’ll be giving you huge savings on selected treatments each month, including skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, thread vein removal and cellulite treatment, especially nearer the bikini season (we, know it seems a long way off yet)!

Also, join before 14th February 2010 and receive an exclusive £10 OFF any full price treatment (T&Cs apply and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)

Celebrity anti-ageing secrets!

January 21, 2010

Thursday 21st January 2010

With celebrities being constantly in the public eye, it’s imperative that they look good. Every other week we see articles about how good someone famous looks for their age, what is their secret?

Many would say Botox or cosmetic surgery, however there are many celebrities who swear they have never gone near any sharp implements.

British beauty and TV chef Nigella Lawson showed what good home-cooked food can do for the skin after looking enviably youthful on her 50th birthday.

And it’s not just the ladies who stay forever young. Johnny Depp doesn’t look a day over 30 with his flawless skin and chiselled looks.

Here’s the secret: non-surgical cosmetic treatments. That’s right, you need not pay the earth for going under the knife, only for your face to sag and wrinkle again within a few years. Instead you spread out the cost over the years and maintain your skin by having regular upkeep skin treatments.

IPL, skin peels and microdermabrasion are the favourites – and the most effective… according to our clients anyway, and we’d definitely agree!

Amanda Holden is all for non-surgical cosmetic treatments

January 19, 2010

Tuesday 19th January 2010

Amanda Holden has acted as the latest endorsement for non-surgical cosmetic treatments following a brief interview with the Guardian.

Holden said she would never have cosemtic surgery due to having a skin complaint that makes her over-produce scar tissue – however with so many brilliant non-surgical, natural treatments available, without the risk of scarring, why would you want to go through the pain of going under the knife?

She is known to have had Botox in the past and she thoroughly supports our ethos of making people feel good about themselves.

So whether it’s acne treatment, thread vein removal or skin rejuvenation, you can now get rid of all your blemishes without worrying about unwanted side effects, scarring or having time off work.

Reputable companies like SkinGenesis will also provide a treatment guarantee, which means that if you don’t see results within the advised programme time-frame, you’ll be given extra treatments until you do!

Severe adult acne sorted with Dermaquest acne treatment

January 14, 2010

Thursday 14th January 2010

We would like you to meet Fiona from Ireland, who came to SkinGenesis in a desperate bid to clear up her severe adult acne once and for all – and after 12 years of battling the condition, she has finally succeeded!

Fiona Before and After Acne Treatment

We are always amazed at the results we get from our Dermaquest adult acne treatment, and Fiona’s results (shown in the before and after images above) are living proof that acne should not be holding you back.

Watch her video clip below and see what this fantastic acne treatment can do for you.

Thinking about fat reduction? Big bums & hips are healthy, apparently

January 13, 2010

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Just as we all get really enthusiastic about our new found diets, someone else throws a spanner in the works and tells us that big bums, thighs and hips are in fact actually healthy! So who are we meant to believe?!

First the scaremongerers are shouting about an ‘obesity epidemic’ (or at least you would think it was, the way they can go on) and now ‘experts’ are telling us to keep our fat! Confusing!

The theory is that people who carry a little more weight around the bums, hips and thigh region are more protected against heart and metabolic problems, with the fat supposedly there to ‘mop up’ harmful fatty acids and protect against blocked arteries. (BBC story here)

We are going to give you some sensible advice: maintain a healthy balance. We all know that Rik Waller was never meant to be a size 10, however it is a good idea to keep an eye on what you eat and how big your portions are. As long as you eat healthily, enjoy fruit and veg as part of your diet and exercise a couple of times per week, then it should be safe to say that you will remain healthy, big bum or not.

Of course we all have our ‘fat days’, but if you’re wondering how you can supplement your diet and exercise regime, to ensure that you get rid of any excess fat, there are some non-surgical, natural cosmetic fat reduction treatments that can give your weightloss a boost.

Clean & Clear ad banned for hiding shiny acne skin

January 6, 2010

Wednesday 6th January 2010

The ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) has banned an advert from Clean & Clear after it used make-up in its adverts that claimed to clear acne.

It said the before and after shots should have been taken in the same conditions to ensure a fair representation to consumers. The advertising agency responsible for the advert then admitted to using a ‘light powder foundation to hide shininess around the T-zone’.

We’re getting a bit tired of reading about dishonest adverts that mislead people into buying products that won’t necessarily work for them. Here at SkinGenesis we provide all our clients with honest, professional advice on skin treatments and never promise ‘perfect skin’, because in the real world, nobody’s skin is perfect.

Instead we aim to provide a programme of treatments that is tailored to your skin type and skin complaint to make sure you get the best possible result. Whether it’s acne treatment, wrinkles, thread vein removal or cellulite reduction, we can treat all kinds of skin problems.

All we would say is don’t trust adverts, don’t expect too much from high street products and try not to waste too much money on trying different solutions. Why not take advantage of our free expert skin analysis so that you can make an informed decision on the products you use?

Long term fitness key to anti-ageing

January 5, 2010

Tuesday 5th January 2010

Scientists at Saarland University have found that people who engage in long-term physical exercise throughout their lives are to appear more youthful in their later years.

We would agree entirely that regular fitness and exercise definitely has an anti-ageing effect. In fact when you have non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, such as IPL or microdermabrasion, you can give them a boost by engaging in gentle physical exercise, which significantly enhances the whole skin rejuvenation process. 

The scientists’ study focused on the protective caps on our chromosomes called telomeres, which help keep our DNA stable. These shorten with age causing our cells to diminish and thus have an effect on the youthfulness of the skin. They found that the telomeres in people who enjoyed regular exercise shortened far less quickly than those who were inactive, and because they shortened less quickly, the people aged less quickly.

So if you want to make the most of your anti-ageing efforts, we would recommend a good fitness regime, coupled by regular skin enhancing treatments, such as SkinGym for those who want to wind back the clock quickly and SkinSpa for busy people whose skin needs a boost.

Ask all your questions here and we will get back to you within 48 hours.