Posts Tagged ‘fillers’

Happiness is Infectious!

December 5, 2008

Friday 5th December 2008

I don’t know about you but I’ve got that Friday feeling and i’m looking forward to fantastic weekend! I found out today that happiness is infectious, so if your friends are happy, you’ll be happy!

You might not believe me in the current times, but there is so much to be happy about! The most notable is the fact that it is nearly Christmas and everyone is in the ‘party swing’. Yes the festive season is the most fun of the year in my opinion. It’s the only time of the year where you can get away with being silly, buying people presents for no reason and basically just having a really good time whatever you’re doing!

Recent research has suggested that happiness rubs off onto others and can ‘ripple’ through social circles. What a lovely thought, someone laughs and just like a Mexican wave it ripples through the group making everyone laugh in turn! I have a weekend planned with the girls this Saturday, so it’s bound to be hilarious!

What’s more, laughing and smiling is much better for your appearance than frowning. Laughter lines are loads more attractive than frownlines on your forehead. Plus if you do get unwanted lines on your face from laughing a bit too much, there’s always botox or fillers at SkinGenesis!

I want everyone who reads this to make sure they have a great weekend with their friends and family. Crack a joke, go for a drink or do something plain silly and literally spread a bit of happiness. It is nearly Christmas afterall!


Facial Fillers are Back in the News

November 4, 2008

Tuesday 4th November 2008

From time to time the cosmetic/ aesthetic industry can get ahead of itself and introduce new products for which the long term consequences are not yet known.  An example of this is the recent introduction of ‘permanent’ facial dermal fillers which contain substances that cannot be absorbed by the body.

You may be surprised that UK and European regulation is quite lax – certainly far more lax than the US – and there have been claims that manufacturers are using the UK market to test products before submitting them for stringent FDA (Food and Drug Administration) tests in the US. Talk about human guinea pigs!! To find out more read my article Are Facial Dermal Fillers Safe?

In the meantime, read my top tips below when thinking about having fillers:

  • Have the procedure carried out by a doctor
  • Ask to see their training certificates and testimonials from happy clients
  • Find out whether the filler is temporary or permanent.  Question whether you really need a permanent filler.
  • You might be told the filler is ‘semi-permanent’.  Find out what this means and why it’s being recommended.
  • Ask who manufactures the filler.  Big names such as Allergan, Bio-Form, Q-Med and sanofi-aventis will have had extensive trials.*

*Filler procedures at SkinGenesis clinics are carried out qualified dostors who use Allergan, Bio-Form and Q-Med products.