Dermal Fillers: Case Study

We all think that we are going to be 20 forever and we seem to feel the same on the inside, but sometimes the bodywork seems to need a little plumping, retouching and looking after. Dr Ravi Jain from the Riverbanks Clinic in Harpenden explains a little more about dermal …

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Unwanted hair causes problems for many people and shaving, bleaching, waxing and depilation can be a bind. If you’re looking for ways to permanently remove pesky hairs, one option is laser hair removal. How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? Laser Hair Removal simply uses the light energy from a laser …

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What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is the name for a treatment that you’ll quite often see advertised by upmarket skin clinics as well as spas and beauty salons. It sounds very high-tech and perhaps a little bit scary if you don’t know what it involves. Microdermabrasion is more ‘hardcore’ than a straightforward, relaxing facial …

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What is Botox?

In the world of cosmetic procedures, one word that gets heard very frequently is Botox. Women (and men) who feel like they might need a slight pick-up in the facial department but are shy of actual cosmetic surgery can be attracted to Botox because it promises good results without the …

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Hot and Cold Spa Treatments: What to Expect

Many spas and salons use heat or cold temperatures in treatments – if you go for a manicure you might have your hands encased in warm gloves to help the lotions sink in, and body wraps use heat to help the active ingredients in some spa treatments absorb into the …

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Exercise in Pregnancy: Is it Advisable?

Finding out that you’re expecting a baby doesn’t mean that you have to give up keeping fit, in fact staying fit and active while you’re pregnant can have beneficial effects for you and your baby – as well as making pregnancy and birth easier on your body. Some women say …

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Exercise Innovations: Kettlebells, Trx, Power Plates, Vipr

Just when you think you know it all about fitness, another trend usually comes along and makes you realise there are infinite ways to get fit and healthy. Some of the latest trends make the most of innovative exercise technology – and some are so simple that you don’t know …

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Types of Weight Loss Surgery Where to Go

Weight loss surgery isn’t just one type of operation – there are five types of procedure performed in the UK, and some of these are more common than others. Some have a higher risk of side effects and require longer in hospital – others are simply not as effective as …

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The Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is often in the headlines, with stories about how people lost vast amounts of weight with a gastric bypass, or gastric band. These medical procedures make weight loss surgery look like the panacea for all obesity and on the face of it, the success rate of weight …

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The Latest Innovations in Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons and doctors are always coming up with ever more subtle ways for women and men to enhance what nature gave them – or get rid of it completely in some cases. Obviously, with a basic design that’s been around for millennia, there’s only so much even an experienced …

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