Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Aging Treatments’

Jaw bone changes contribute to ageing

August 11, 2010

Natural changes to the jaw bone and other facial bones contribute to an ageing appearance, which could impede on your anti-ageing regime.

At least that’s what researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center say.

They believe that it takes more than the tightening of loose skin to take years off the face due to natural changes to facial bones – particularly the jaw angle.

We don’t believe that the bones change shape significantly enough to stop your skin rejuvenation regime in its tracks. It is no secret that the skin loses its elasticity over time and that its ability to produce collagen slows down as we get older.

However you can re-train the skin into thinking it is youthful again. By putting it through natural cosmetic, but non-invasive procedures like microdermabrasion and SkinGym, you can ‘trick’ your skin into behaving in a manner that it did 10 years ago.

The result? More radiant, vibrant, tighter skin that people will definitely notice (and compliment you on)!

For more information, visit: www.skingenesis.co.uk

Before and after skin rejuvenation anti-ageing treatment at SkinGenesis

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Too much Botox made Katie Price look like ‘Daffy Duck’

July 20, 2010

Katie Price has admitted that too much Botox has made her look like Daffy Duck, which can happen after years of abusing this usually effective skin treatment.

When used properly, Botox can be an extremely effective and safe way of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and freshening up a tired-looking face. However some people claim to have become addicted to its youth-returning effects and Katie Price certainly falls into that bracket.

Peter Beard, skin specialist at SkinGenesis, said: “You can see that Katie’s face has unfortunately become very swollen, puffy and cartoon-like, which is something that all botox therapists should seek to avoid for their clients.

“A responsible therapist will provide advice and guidance on when the next Botox ‘shot’ is required to maintain a smooth complexion. If the client is looking too false, it may be time for both client and therapist to consider a rest period to allow the fillers to be dissolved and the face to return to normal.”

The media-coined ‘trout-pout’ is not a new occurence, the most memorable in history probably being that of Leslie Ash, whose fillers were permanent, which means they cannot be dissolved by the body.

Wrinkles fillers, muscle relaxants and injectable dermal fillers remain some of the best anti-wrinkles treatments available in the UK when used sensibly. Anti-ageing treatments have boomed in recent years, but with so many creams, lotions and potions available, it is important to find one that works for your skin, so that you get the best value for money.

Wrinkle treatment for Gorilla-face

May 7, 2010

‘Gorilla-face’ – what’s this? I hear you ask.

The first time I heard this phrase was from a reporter for Times Online, Sarah Vine (<– read her article here). Gorilla-face is a problem that affects women over 40 and is a classic case of going to bed looking ‘normal’ and waking up ‘looking like an extra from Planet of the Apes’, (Vine’s word’s not mine).

You may have lines on your forehead, chin and chest and these last until around breakfast time apparently. Usually ‘gorilla-face’ is short-lived (thank goodness!). However many women over the age of 40 have persistent lines and wrinkles and if you’re in this bracket, you have probably tried all the magic lotions and potions available on the high street, only to find that they’ve not made much of a difference.

To combat and control lines and wrinkles on the face, it may be necessary to give your skin a work out, just as you would your body down at the gym. Anti-ageing treatments that combine a range of skin rejuvenating methods will always provide great results and help your skin to produce collagen and regain some of its youthful plumpness.

Non-surgical face lifts, peptide peels, and SkinGym are all examples of gentle anti-wrinkle treatments that are available. If you’ve tried everything else, why not give these a whirl? Anything that prevents ‘gorilla-face’ is worth it in my book!

Sunbed ‘addicts’ increase ageing and cancer risk

April 21, 2010

Around one third of sunbed users are addicted to their artificial tanning effects, researchers in New York have found, and SkinGenesis predicts that the number of ‘addicts’ is set to rise as people seek out the perfect tan.

Gillian MacPherson, Top Model UK Winner and SkinGenesis client

Researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found that those who became addicted to sunbeds were also more at risk of suffering from anxiety and over-indulging in alcohol and drugs. By tackling these underlying problems and addictions it would be possible to educate and encourage people to quit using them, cut their skin cancer risk and enjoy the natural sun safely.

As Summer draws nearer we at SkinGenesis can only foresee more and more people trying to get that tan top-up ahead of the summer holidays, however we are urging people not to use sunbeds or over-expose themselves to hardful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Use fake tan or enjoy being an English Rose!

Gillian MacPherson, 49 and a classic model from Surrey is currently undergoing some corrective anti ageing treatments at SkinGenesis in Chester. She said: “I grew up in South Africa and in those days we really did not know the damage that the sun can do to skin so we used to stay out in the sun without any protection and as teenagers we even used to tan with cooking oil! Unfortunately that damage is showing itself now, years later.  Obviously now I never go in the sun without protecting my skin with a high factor sunscreen, hat, sunglasses!”

People are generally well-educated about the harmful effects of the sun today and sun protection advice has never been more straightforward and easy to follow.

  • Use sun protection factor 30+ when out in the sun, and reapply regularly throughout the day
  • Protect the delicate skin on the face and neck by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
  • Stay out of direct sunlight between the hours of 11am and 3pm, as this is when you are most at risk of burning
  • Do not use sunbeds. At all.

For more sun protection advice, or to take advantage of a free expert skin analysis in Leeds, Manchester or Chester, visit the skin specialists at SkinGenesis, who will analyse the sun damage already done and advise on how to restore the skin’s youthfulness through the best anti-ageing treatments.

www.skingenesis.co.uk

Put your neck into it for a plumper pout (anti-ageing)

March 19, 2010

According to the Aesthetics Surgery Centre in Florida, more and more women are opting to ditch the collagen fillers in favour of a more natural pout-plumper – the muscle in their neck.

It’s the latest procedure to take the cosmetic surgery world by storm, and this group of surgeons say they’ve so far had great results in about 25 patients who wish to look more youthful.

It’s no secret that a plumper pout can take you back a few years, because everyone knows that the lips thin with age. But a lip graft by extracting some muscle in your neck? It certainly makes us go all queasy!

There are so many anti-ageing options out there at the moment, and people are finally ‘getting it’ that surgery is not the only option.

Muscle relaxants, like Botox, and non-permanent injectable dermal fillers far outweigh surgical options and remain the best anti-wrinkle treatment. Gentle peptide peels can also work wonders on fine lines and to get smoother skin texture.

Even LuLu is with us on this one – we heard her on the radio and on saw her on the Alan Titchmarch show this week plugging her new book and spreading the word about non-surgical anti-ageing treatment options. And you have to admit, LuLu looks amazing for her age!

Dove ad targets young girls to prevent unnecessary cosmetic surgery

February 26, 2010

We’ve spotted yet another hard-hitting ‘natural beauty’ campaign from Dove, which at the end urges parents to talk to their daughters before the beauty industry does.

We are firm believers in maximising on people’s natural beauty and encourage healthy lifestyles, natural non-surgical cosmetic treatments and making people feel great in their own skin.

Of course we all have our ‘ugly days’, where we wish we were just that little bit thinner, had a few less wrinkles, but there’s a lot to be said of embracing your shape and features and just being happy!

We’re strong supporters of these Dove beauty campaigns from across the pond and although they may contain some strong messages and graphic images, perhaps that’s what is needed to show the media that not everyone will be pressured into trying to find that ‘perfect body’ – because guess what? It doesn’t exist.

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!

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.

Airbrushed Twiggy sparks complaints on anti-ageing treatments

December 16, 2009

Wednesday 16th December 2009

700 people have complained about an advert for anti-ageing cream that portrayed Twiggy as a wrinkle-free sixty-something, before Proctor and Gamble held its hands up and admitted to a spot of airbrushing.

We’ve blogged a lot about misleading adverts recently, commenting on how lying adverts ‘con’ consumers and distort their perceptions of beauty.

Twiggy is a beautiful woman (and doesn’t need any airbrushing), however there’s no-doubt that she battles with the bathroom mirror every morning wondering how she can diminish her fine lines and wrinkles – just like many other women her age!

If you’re worried about wasting your money on useless creams (which have to be advertsied with enhanced images to be successful) but can’t quite afford a surgical facelift, why not think about a non-surgical facelift? Our expert from SkinGenesis, Peter Beard explains what one is here.

If that doesn’t attract you however, you could think about IPL, microdermabrasion or skin peels – which all have an amazing rejuvenating effect when provided as part of a programme of skin treatments. SkinGym is a firm favourite with our clients, which takes 40 days, or try SkinSpa if you want a quick refreshing face fix!

Is Botox a miracle drug? Or just for anti-ageing?

October 9, 2009

Friday 9th october 2009

We’re all aware of the fantastic anti-ageing properties of Botox, but recent articles and research suggest that it could be much more of wonder drug than we initially thought!

We wrote a blog post last year detailing how Sharon Stone risked losing custody of her son because she wanted to inject his feet with Botox to stop them smelling. We don’t really know whether Botox actually works on foot odour, however it was one of the first in a string of other possible uses for this popular anti-ageing product.

In fact rumour has it that a Canadian doctor stumbled across the drug’s face-lifting qualities by accident while treating a patient for a muscle spasm in the eye. The patient then asked to continue receiving treatments because of its fantastic anti-ageing ability!

Other reported uses for Botox include:

  • Reducing migraines and tension headaches
  • Excess perspiration
  • Foot odour
  • Muscle response disorders

However, before you go rushing out and having Botox injections in the hope it will cure all your complaints, you MUST MUST MUST have Botox administered by a reputable practitioner who has lots of experience. All cosmetic treatments carry risks and unless done properly, Botox is no exception.

Do your research, because there are many therapists out there who have limited experience – people can now go on a one-day Botox course and be qualified!