Category Archives: Lesley Reynolds

BOTOX – SAFETY FIRST

Botox has a long and well established safety record – the injection itself is safe, but the risks lie in how it’s given. So beware of Botox parties, people offering home visits, self-injecting and going to untrained staff in unregulated … Continue reading

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WHEN BOTOX GOES WRONG

Seen some celebs with a startled expression? That surprised look isn’t normal, and happens when doctors over-inject. Complications from too much Botox can include drooping eyelids, when injections are too low on the brow, or a frozen forehead, from excess … Continue reading

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THE BOTOX PEN

Traditionally, Botox is administered via a needle, but Juvapen is the newest way to get a jab of the wrinkle-smoother. In the shape of a pen, the instrument is a mini-motorised syringe, which means injections are more accurate than ever … Continue reading

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MORE BESIDES WRINKLES

Although Botox is best known as an anti-wrinkle jab, in 2015, half of its sales were for non-cosmetic uses, including excessive sweating, where it blocks the nerves that supply sweat glands. It’s also good for controlling incontinence and easing migraines. … Continue reading

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LOOK FAB, NOT FROZEN

An experienced practitioner will know how much Botox to inject, so you look natural. The key is to use smaller amounts spread over the skin’s surface, commonly known as Babytox or Microtox. This way, you’re relaxing muscles rather than paralysing … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOTOX!

AS BOTOX CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY, I AM SHARING MY ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE YOUTH-BOOSTING TREATMENT… Most famous for its wrinkle- smoothing abilities, the cosmetic treatment was first approved back in 2002 to help eradicate frown lines between the brows. Since … Continue reading

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THE BENEFITS OF IPL

IPL The benefits… Have you ever dreamed of the time when you’d never have to get the razor out ever again? That day has come. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is an easy and effective way to remove unwanted hair permanently… … Continue reading

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AT-HOME FACE MASKS

At-home face masks are very popular, using superior ingredients and giving similar results to that of a professional facial. Look out for more body specific masks for the chest, arms and breasts becoming the next big thing. Self-dissolving micro-needle masks … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – Are ‘at home’ peels thinning my skin?

Q: I’ve noticed that my skin is much drier and thinner than it used to be. I regularly exfoliate and do at home peels. Could these be thinning my skin?   No. The layers of skin get thin by sun … Continue reading

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Here comes the Sun – A suspicious mole?

A Suspicious Mole? Everyone has moles, little ­ areas where the skin cells have made more skin pigment than usual,  and while they are generally harmless, occasionally they can become pre cancerous or cancerous. If a mole is growing larger, … Continue reading

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