Posts Tagged ‘summer’

More men dying from skin cancer

June 9, 2010

As SkinGenesis launches its Safety in the Sun campaign for what is set to be a scorching sporting summer, new stats from Cancer Research UK suggest that more men than ever are dying from the deadliest form of skin cancer.

SkinGenesis offers a free expert skin analysis to everyone, which can show you the level of skin damage you’ve already experienced – it’s really interesting and can be quite surprising at what the naked eye doesn’t see (see images below!).

What the eye sees...

...the sun damage the eye doesn't see!

This summer we will be encouraging people to take more care in the sun and protect themselves with a minimum SPF 30 and suitable clothing.

With the World Cup starting this weekend, more men will forget or overlook the need to be sensible in the sun. By avoiding sunburn and seeking shade at peak times throughout the day, people can dramatically reduce their risk to developing skin cancer later in life.

From 14th June 2010, visitors to our clinics in Leeds, Manchester and Chester will be able to pop in without an appointment for free personalised sun protection advice and for a limited period, a free UV Guardian Wristband, which indicates when you’ve spent enough time in the sun.

Different skin-types have varying tolerances to the sun, meaning that some people burn more quickly than others under the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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Get your perfect beach body safely with fat reduction treatment

April 22, 2010

Leading non-surgical cosmetic specialist SkinGenesis is warning slimmers of the risks of desperate crash diets and exercise regimes in a quest for the perfect beach body ahead of the holiday season.

Peter Beard, director of SkinGenesis is urging people to plan ahead for weightloss attempts to avoid potential health risks caused by last minute crash diets and short-lived intensive exercise regimes.

Peter said: “Sudden bursts of intensive exercise can be a shock to the body and can put it under an unfamiliar amount of strain. Crash diets have a similar effect as they’re usually lacking in essential nutrients and calories, which can actually do more harm than good.

“Everyone likes to look good at the beach, however any attempts to lose weight should be well planned and carried out at a gradual, sensible pace. This will not only provide better results in shedding the pounds, but will ensure that you’re looking after your body and your health too.”

An increasing number of people are also turning to the knife to assist with their weightloss programmes and undergoing surgical operations such as liposuction and tummy tucks.

Expertly developed, alternative fat reduction treatments such as laser and mesotherapy have been used for years to help people get rid of excess fat quickly and naturally when coupled with a sensible exercise regime and a healthy balanced diet.

Mesotherapy has long been the secret of many a Parisian woman who needed to lose body fat and dates back to the 1960s. Now a modern, innovative technique, mesotherapy is a seven week programme and requires zero needles or invasive procedures when it is delivered using a process called Isophoresis.

By introducing small quantities of concentrated natural ingredients normally found in the body, such as amino acids, precisely into the targeted areas, troublesome fat is mobilised with no risk of discomfort, bruising, scabbing or infection.

SkinGenesis is a non-surgical cosmetic expert with clinics in Leeds, Manchester and Chester.

For more information on how you can plan ahead and aid your bikini diet this summer to look fabulous on the beach, visit the SkinGenesis website www.skingenesis.co.uk

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