60-Minute WAF Face Lift

Below I have written about a second Facelift that takes under 1 hour… and you can have it whilst you’re awake!

60-Minute WAF Face Lift (Wide Awake)

This new treatment  – also called The Wide Awake Facelift – gives a relaxed and lifted look with 2 to5 days downtime, in less than an hour using local anaesthetic.

Ultra fine threads are introduced into sagging areas of the face to form a trellis effect to lift the skin up and hold it in place. The threads leave no scars and there are immediate results but there may be some bruising or swelling for around five days which can be covered with make up .The one hour procedure can be combined with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to boost collagen and improve skin tone. If there is deeper tissue sagging, then stronger, deeper sutures can be used to lift the face. The results are instant and can last 18 months to 3 years.

 

 

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30 Minute Silhouette Soft Lift  

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be writing about Face Lift treatments you can have in under 60 minutes!

Number 1….

 

30 Minute Silhouette Soft Lift  

This non-invasive procedure can lift sagging cheeks jowls and brows without pain and downtime and is ideal if you have lost some volume in the face, and there is some laxity. Using local anaesthetic, tiny needle incisions are made near the hairline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging skin back into place and reposition volume to the cheeks and other areas. The treatment also helps boost collagen over time to improve skin quality. There may be a little bruising which can be covered with make up. There may also be some skin bunching, which settles over 2 to 5 days. Instant results which can last around 18 months.

 

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The Big Apple!

Did you know that apples are a big anti-ageing ingredient?

But Im not talking about just any old apple, but a rare Swiss apple from the Uttwiler Spatlauber. High-end creams that contain it already have an A-list following and even First Lady, Michelle Obama, is said to use an expensive skin serum with an extract from the stem cells of this apple.

It’s believed stem cells from the fruit can stimulate human skin stem cells, thereby protecting skin cell regeneration and delaying the onset of wrinkles. Apples are also rich in antioxidant flavonoids, which protects your skin against environmental damage, making skin more resistant to sun damage.

Uttwiler Spatlauber apple creams may cost around £200 , which is great if you have some spare cash. But why not add it into your skin-care regime for a little less with the Harley Street Skin StemCellution range? It’s packed with powerful anti-ageing ingredients including peptides, epidermal growth factors and the all important fruit stem cells. 

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It’s time to de-stress!

If you’re stressed out at work, at home or just in general because you’re struggling to keep up with your 100mph lifestyle… here are three instant de-stressors that should help you!

First, mix equal drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils into warm running water for a relaxing aromatherapy bath. The smells from the oils should help you relax and de-stress.

Or try Bach’s Rescue Remedy. Many people swear by this blend of natural flower extracts. Just a jew drops on the tongue can promote a sense of calm, instantly!

Or you might want to try a DIY tension relief massage. Place your thumbs on your cheekbones close to your ears, and use your fingertips to gently apply pressure and rub the temples. Then, using very firm pressure and a tiny circular motion, gradually move your fingers up along your hairline until they meet in the middle of your forehead, massaging your entire forehead and scalp a you inch along.

 

 

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No Sweat!

Did you know you could treat excessive perspiration – with Botox?

One treatment will give guaranteed results and protection from embarrassing sweating within 2 days… and results should last six up to 12 months. Botox injections are a fast, safe and proven treatment, which work by disabling the eccrine and apocrine glands to stop them producing and secreting sweat from the body.

I would advise to have it done at least one week before your holiday.

 

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The Cost of Looking Good!

Most women admit to telling little white lies to their partners about the amount of money they’ve spent  following an expensive shopping spree.

But perhaps we won’t need to for much longer.

Because for the first time British men are spending more than women on looking good items.

According to a new survey, it seems ‘mansumers’ are now out spending women each month by around £5 on beauty grooming essentials like haircuts, fitness supplements and even cosmetics.

One sixth of the men surveyed also admitted to wearing make up and more than two fifths shelled out nearly £20 a month on beauty and grooming products while 14 per cent splashed out on regular manicures and pedicures.

The study carried out by thinkmoney also revealed that 15 per cent of men also forked out on  other beauty essentials  including facials, hair removal and eyebrow threading bringing their total potential monthly spend to over £202 –  around £5 more than the total  women spend on the same things, £197.00

The figures show that the stigma associated with male grooming has finally disappeared and men are not only willing to spend money to maintain their looks they are also regularly visiting salons and spas for groomed eyebrows, flawless complexions and manicured nails.

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DO YOU NEED A TUMMY TUCK?

We always prefer the non-surgical route but there are times when only surgery will do the trick.

If you’ve got lots of loose skin, especially after losing a lot of weight or multiple pregnancies, the only way to correct the problem is trimming away the excess is known as an abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck.

The incision is positioned near the public bone so it can be hidden by underwear. There are many types of tummy tucks, from a mini-tummy tuck that just focuses on the lower tummy with a small incision, to a traditional tummy tuck that requires a larger scar across the front of the body (but below the bikini line). Some tummy tuck procedures can also address love handles or excess skin and fat on the upper abdomen. But these procedures are no walk in the park. They are expensive, will leave scarring and can be painful .You also have to factor in downtime of at least a month to six weeks for recovery. Cost from £5500.

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There ‘s no point spending your hard earned cash on treatments only to continue with bad habits. A hectic lifestyle, junk food, and a lack of time to commit to exercise will leave its mark on your middle.  Also be aware that belly fat is the most dangerous fat you can have on your body

* Many studies have shown a correlation between diet and a flat tum. Cut back on the two of the belly’s biggest enemies sugar and carbs. In one week you’ll sleep better, feel better and have increased energy. You’ll also see a change in your stomach, too.
*Include fat-free yogurt into your diet as studies show you are then more likely to lose weight around the   stomach because of the combination of calcium and protein. Yogurt also contains bacteria to keep your digestive system healthy.

*Flatter stomachs have also been linked to a high-fibre diet as it helps fill up the stomach, preventing constant snacking

*Potbellies won’t snap back into shape without regular strengthening exercises. A daily plank will strengthen and tighten the core. Rest on your elbows, feet on tiptoes and hold for 30 seconds,

*Bloating happens when your body holds on to too much water so include natural diuretics in your diet like cranberries, cabbage, watermelon, beets, artichokes, cucumber, brussel sprouts, lettuce, green tea, tomatoes, asparagus and carrots. Foods that are rich in potassium like bananas, dried plums and avocados also help reduce water retention and Probiotics can help with bloating

Did You Know?
Healthy hormone levels, low stress levels and a good amount of sleep every night will also help you get a flatter stomach.

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THE TOP BELLY BLITZERS

Hi tech body shaping treatments have come on in leaps and bounds with a number of new technologies to reduce fat and tighten flabby skin with little discomfort and minimal downtime.

 

FOR FLABBY TUMS

Tite FX is a lunchtime body contouring treatment with no pain or downtime.  Radio Frequency and electroporation are used to destroy fat cells as well as boost collagen to tighten and improve skin tone. Four to six weekly hourly treatments recommended from £999 for a course of 6.

FOR BELLY BULGE

ProShock is best for small pockets of fat which are diet resistant. It uses cryolipolysis – the next generation of fat freezing – and combines two technologies to break down fat and tighten skin. First, a small plate like device is placed directed onto the skin over the areas to be treated and then rapidly cooled. This crystallises the lipoids in the fat cells so they dissolve, and are then eliminated from the body naturally over the following weeks. Next, high-pressure acoustic waves are targeted over the treated areas to help tighten the skin. Four to six treatments recommended ten days apart but you’ll see results after two. £1500 for a course.

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The Meno-Pot-Belly

A recent survey found that nearly half of women hate their stomachs more than any other part of their body. But don’t give up hope on yours – there are plenty of things you can do to trim, tone and tighten belly bulge.

MENO-POT

Most women worry about the size of their bellies but that’s hardly surprising when you consider all the stress we put on our tummies. Hormonal shifts, pregnancy, weight gain and loss, as well as certain food triggers can make it blow up or deflate like a balloon.  The stomach is also one area where time takes its toll. As we age the shape, and the size changes particularly during our middle ages when oestrogen levels fall and fat is rerouted towards the waist and stomach, dubbed the menopot. Then, even the flattest of tums will have is ups and downs.

Did You Know?
Healthy hormone levels, low stress levels and a good amount of sleep every night will also help you get a flatter stomach.

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MUMMY TUMMY?

Weight gain, and tummy bulge are all unavoidable factors of motherhood but unfortunately we’re seeing many new mums who are totally unprepared for how much their body will change. And because they see celebrities snap back in shape after a couple of weeks they put huge pressure on themselves to do the same and get depressed when it doesn’t happen.

As much as every new mum wants to back in her regular skinny jeans immediately after giving birth, it’s unrealistic. Many new mums can still look six months pregnant weeks after giving birth and this is totally normal. One of the most common post pregnancy complaints is a soft flabby belly which can be due to overstretched abdominal muscles. As the abdomen expands the two vertical muscles can separate and the tough tissue between the muscles called the fascia stretches.

You can strengthen the muscle with exercise but sometimes surgery is the only option. But it’s vital not to jump into this.

First if  you are nursing it’s best to lose baby weight slowly and steadily and not to start any exercise programme until at least six weeks after giving birth. As for surgery, new mums should wait until at lease six months before even considering it to give their bodies and hormones a chance to return to normal And if you are considering having more children you shouldn’t undertake any abdominal surgery until after you’ve had your family. Abdominal surgery especially when its combined with another procedure like a breast lift has an uncomfortable recovery and includes limitations as to what you can lift.

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