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Tag: Skin Treatments

What’s the difference between cellulite and skin laxity?

Cellulite is a common problem, with 90% of women and 10% of men suffering from the skin complaint. Caused when the fibrous bands under your skin trap the fat cells and force them to protrude through the weakening connective tissue. The ‘orange peel’ texture and appearance is a natural occurrence, but is

What are free radicals?

You might have heard of the term ‘free radicals’ spoken about frequently in terms of skincare, but like so many people, you’re probably unsure what they actually are. These invisible particles are responsible for breaking down the collagen in our skin and ultimately creating the wrinkles and lines that age


Retinoids have been used by the industry for years to transform the skin of the rich and famous. Now the best kept beauty secret is gaining popularity with the general public as an everyday skincare essential. A chemical form of vitamin A, retinoids can be applied directly to the skin

Why washing your face could be damaging your skin?

It’s a common misconception that washing your face often will help to achieve a clear and fresh complexion. Although cleansing your skin should be a part of your skincare routine, washing your face twice a day can actually damage the delicate balance of the skin on your face.   What

Why do you need to wear SPF in winter?

Sun damage is one of the main causes of accelerating skin ageing, with even a few minutes of exposure causing permanent damage. But do you wear SPF in the summer, and do you know the difference between UVB and UVA?  Protecting your skin all year round The sun is responsible

Top tips for autumn skincare

The leaves are turning colour and the temperature has dropped – autumn has well and truly arrived. You may well be prepping your wardrobe ready for the new season, with woolly jumpers, coats and boots; but have you prepped your skincare yet? Many people don’t realise that a new season

What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

With the weather getting colder and the central heating being turned up, you might be experiencing drier skin. But did you know that there’s a difference between dry and dehydrated skin and treating them the same can make the complaints considerably worse. What is dry skin? Dry skin is a

What is collagen and how can it make you look younger?

What is collagen and how can it make you look younger? Often referred to as the building blocks of our skin, collagen is the main structural protein that keeps our skin supple and tight. As we age, our collagen reserves decline in quantity and quality, making us prone to sagging,

Why most skin creams are a waste of money

“I spend so much money on high-quality creams – why does my skin still look so bad?” You could hear the frustration in this lady’s voice. She had come into our clinic to discuss the best way to improve her dull, dry complexion. And she’d brought with all the skincare

What is Mesotherapy, and how does it work?

At some point in life, most people will spend hours trawling the internet trying to find that magic potion to improve the appearance of their skin, hoping to achieve a beautiful, radiant glow.  There are lots of products available declaring you will see instant results, but they will come at