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STAY SAFE – Cosmetic Procedures

STAY SAFE New standards for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures designed to help drive up standards in the cosmetic surgery have come into force. The new guidelines cover all procedures from breast augmentation to Botox and are there to protect … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – Why do I always get red bumps after hair removal?

I always get red bumps after waxing and hair removal. What causes them and what’s the solution? These little bumps are often ingrown hairs. To banish then without irritation use a solution like Skin Doctors Ingrow Go Lotion (£11.39 boots.com) … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF STEM CELLS

Last year, it was reported that Michael Schumacher, the Formula One legend, was being treated with stem cell therapy in a Paris hospital. If true, then this offers hope that his devastating head injury can be helped. We wish him … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – Do I have to stay out of the sun after Sclerotherapy?

I’m thinking of having sclerotherapy to treat the spider veins on my thighs and legs but do I have to stay out of the sun after treatment? Also I always seem to get swollen legs in the summer or after … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – What is Margarita Sunburn?

My friend has just returned from the USA and said she developed  Margarita sunburn? What is this? This is a skin condition called phytophotodermatitis, which happens when oil from some plants or citrus fruits, commonly lime (hence the Margarita tag), grapefruit … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – The best pre-wedding facial?

I’ve got a wedding  soon  and  I’m looking a little jaded. Is there a one-off  facial that really delivers results?  I don’t want injectables or a treatment that has too much downtime. There are  many new hi-tech facials  which can deliver healthy radiant skin, boost collagen … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – Is there is a non-invasive treatment to tighten ‘down below?

Is there is a non-invasive  treatment to tighten ‘down below? I’ve noticed bladder weakness recently and I’m sometimes too embarrassed to go out. I don’t want surgery. All women experience some degree of laxity in the skin or tissues and as … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – I need help with my menopausal symptoms

I’ve read about natural hormone therapy using bio-identical hormones   and I’m interested in going down this route rather than taking  HRT for my menopausal symptoms which make me feel old and lethargic – can you tell me more? After the age … Continue reading

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ASK LESLEY: ‘Which facial will give the best anti-ageing result?’

If you want something which gives really good results then you can try a micro-needling facial. This involves rolling a small device covered in fine needles over the skin to create tiny wounds that the body heals over time.  These wounds … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Ideas!

Each Christmas… I don’t know about you, but for me it seems there is always somebody who you really don’t know what to buy for! A new pair of GHD’s or the latest i-Pad might be great… but I like … Continue reading

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