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Innovative new UV activated bracelet informs users about sun exposure

Canopy Valley, LLC, is proud to announce the release of the LUXES, a revolutionary bracelet designed to alert the wearer they have been in the sun too long and have been exposed to excessive, and potentially damaging, ultraviolet rays.

This breakthrough tool in the fight against skin cancer couldn’t have come at a better time. A colorful bracelet makes LUXES fashionable, but it’s the UV-activated insert — made of a patent-pending smart material that simulates human skin — that makes it functional. When used properly, the bracelet changes color to signal the wearer either apply sunscreen or get out of the sun.

Inventor Gary Wong designed LUXES’ logo to pay homage to friends and family members who give him the motivation to continue the fight against skin cancer. When looking at the U and the top part of the X in the name Luxes, it spells out UV, which is what everyone needs to be aware of. Lux (symbol: lx) stands for the SI unit of both illuminance and luminous emittance, which measure luminous flux per unit area. Great care was put into the name and the design of this new product.

In addition to the bracelet, Canopy Valley’s website (http://canopyvalley.com) features engaging content, sun safety tips, and personal stories from people touched by skin cancer.

Canopy Valley was started in 2012 and is located in Milipitas, CA. They would be happy to share more information about LUXES and the fight against skin cancer to anyone interested.

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New Research Shows Camu Camu Superfruit Improves Obesity Biomarkers

An. Acad. Bras.Cienc. confirmed that Camu-camu was able to improve the biochemical markers of obesity in rats.

Amazonian Camu-camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia) has attracted interest from food and cosmetics industries because of its rich content of vitamin C, flavonoids and anthocyanins. The goal of the study was to investigate the anti-obesity action of the ingestion of Camu-camu pulp in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – using Wistar rats with obesity induced by receiving diet ad libitum.

The rats were divided in two groups: an experimental group that ingested 25 mL/day of Camu-camu pulp (CCG) and a non-treated group (CG). After 12 weeks, the animals were tested. Blood, liver, heart, white adipose tissues were collected and weighed; biochemical and inflammatory profiles were examined as well.

Animals that received the pulp of Camu-camu had reduced fat in white adipose tissues and improved biochemical profiles of obesity including glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and insulin blood levels. There was also an increase in beneficial HDL-c levels. The research suggests there may be potential use for Camu-camu in the control of obesity and as a functional food.

According to Matakana SuperFoods founder Dr Kevin Glucina the link to obesity came as a surprise to him. “We originally introduced Camu Camu to our product range because it is nature’s number one source of vitamin C complex. We had no idea it had potential to influence other biomarkers associated with obesity. This new research is based on a rodent model so now we need to see a follow-up human trial. Clinical research revealing the benefits of SuperFoods is accelerating as public interest grows about which foods provide the best naturally integrated nutrients for health.

There is a large movement away from formulated vitamin supplements and toward Superfoods and wholefoods in general. If people realise they can get their family’s daily vitamin C requirements by adding a natural superfruit powder like Camu Camu to their daily smoothie, why would they choose to buy a synthetic vitamin C tablet that has been produced in China from corn starch? Sure, they both have vitamin C but the wholefood Camu Camu also contains a complex of co-factors, vitamins, minerals and health-supporting phytonutrients that are put together by nature to give you much more bang for your buck. Not only has our digestive system evolved with wholefoods, there are also many complex mechanisms in play in wholefoods. Camu Camu has approximately 120 different phytochemicals; just how all those phytochemicals interact for our benefit is a hot topic in scientific research. It is the synergistic interaction of the different compounds in Superfoods which may be responsible for throwing up surprising benefits like those seen in this study into Camu Camu and obesity. These complex natural substances and interactions from wholefoods and Superfoods just can’t be duplicated by chemists at this time.Personally, the only vitamin supplement I take is vitamin D3 in winter. For the rest, in most cases, I think we can get far better quality from good quality wholefood and Superfoods.

The results of the Camu Camu study are very exciting and certainly support the high amount of interest in this new superfruit. The key thing I am taking away from this research is the influence that Camu Camu had on all the obesity biomarkers like blood-sugar levels and cholesterol. Sure, the rats lost weight, but more importantly, all the biomarkers became more healthy and that’s what’s important. I am always skeptical about claims made for one food as a cure-all for weight loss. In my opinion, even though the research looks promising, you can’t just rely on one magic food like Camu Camu to save you from the obesity epidemic. Lifestyle changes, the timing of diet and exercise are the most important factors when it comes to obesity; combine that with key super-nutrients and you are heading in the right direction.

We have done a lot of work on obesity and Superfoods at Matakana – we already have a new low calorie, high-nutrient Super Shake formula with Camu Camu and other key Superfoods like chia seeds, sacha inchi protein powder, red raspberry, goji and maqui berry freeze-dried powders incorporated into it. The Super Shake is naturally sweetened with low G.I pure coconut sugar, and the delicious flavor is enhanced with pure freeze-dried blueberry, banana juice and mango powders. The Super Shake can be taken as a once-per-day meal replacement to aid weight managment or as a post-workout recharge and is a great way for families to get a wide range of natural super-nutrients for improved general health. It is a viable safe alternative to synthetic vitamins for the whole family and all the ingredients are naturally gluten, dairy, preservative, coloring and GMO free.”

Camu Camu can be purchased from Matakana SuperFoods in bulk powder or capsule form and is also incorporated into the Matakana SuperFoods “Top 10 SuperFoods Super Shake”.

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The Health Benefits Of Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

The health benefits of extra virgin organic coconut oil is a great way to look and feel your very best. It can be used for a variety of things you need in your life. You can get rid of costly products and avoid side effects. The organic nature of it means you won’t have to deal with any ingredients that aren’t good for you either.

Many people with serious skin problems including psoriasis have been able to benefit from coconut oil for skin. The deep layers of skin are reached when you use coconut oil. As a result your skin starts to repair itself from the inside out. The moisture will be retained too so you can say goodbye to dry skin once and for all.

If you want smooth skin you should use coconut oil as it will help to exfoliate the damaged and dead skin cells. What remains is soft and silky with a very pretty tone and color to it. Should you be seeing fine lines and wrinkles on your body the use of coconut oil can help to make them disappear.

We do lots of damage to our hair from the wind, the sun, coloring it, and styling. Coconut oil for hair though leaves it soft and manageable. It can also help to stop the itchiness and dryness of the scalp. That can often be the result of harsh chemicals found in most shampoos. The nutrients in coconut oil will also help your hair to grow faster and to have a lovely shine to it. If anyone in your household gets lice this can also help to kill the eggs and the adults quickly.

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New National Website Reaches Out To Millions Who Took Defective Acne Treatment Accutane

Since 1982, 5 million Americans and 8 million persons in other countries were prescribed Accutane to fight severe acne. In doing so, they were exposed to a defective drug that’s caused serious intestinal injuries requiring surgery – even colon removal. Now Accutane is off the market in America, and Americans have a fighting chance to recover their medical and other expenses via Accutane lawsuits which already are prevailing in courts.

To launch the process, new legal website Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com is reaching out to Accutane victims needing representation for Accutane lawsuits in all 50 states. Such suits already have made news this year with jury verdicts favoring plaintiffs, including an Alabama man who received over $25 million for his Accutane-caused inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which led removal of his colon.

Even Hollywood has entered the picture, via a recent Accutane lawsuit launched by actor James Marshall, star of TV’s Twin Peaks and the Oscar-nominated film A Few Good Men. After taking Accutane, Marshall, like many others, suffered an IBD and eventually had to have his colon removed. This severely impacted not only his health, but also his once-promising acting career.

The defective drug’s side effects even were referenced on a recent episode of the hit Fox TV series Glee.

Why has this happened? Indeed, why was it allowed to happen?

“Juries are finding that Swiss-based Roche Pharmaceuticals, creator of Accutane, knew that its product was unsafe but kept selling it anyway,” said a spokesperson for Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com. “Roche was making up to $1.2 billion per year in profits from Accutane. For Roche, eventual lawsuits were a trade off, and the human suffering was collateral damage.”

Juries are now holding that Roche did not adequately warn potential Accutane users of the drug’s serious side effects dangers. Thus, jury awards totaling more than $56 million already have been awarded in just a handful of Accutane lawsuits.

The Food and Drug Administration provides proof for such lawsuits. Though the FDA first approved Accutane’s use in 1982, the federal agency now calls Accutane’s active ingredient, Isotretinoin, “a potentially dangerous prescription medicine.” The FDA eventually required special warnings with Accutane.

Also in agreement is a Harvard University researcher who’s called Accutane “one of the most dangerous products on the market today.”

The FDA even has linked Accutane to such harmful side effects as severe depression, suicidal impulses and, for women who took Accutane during pregnancy, birth defects in babies. But for many sufferers, the problems involve an IBD such as Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis. Each is a lifelong, incurable and debilitating digestive disorder – not to mention a costly one in terms of medical bills, lost salary and pain and suffering.

To recover such costs via an individual lawsuit – not a class-action suit — Accutane-Lawsuit-Lawyer.com says it can provide victims with an experienced Accutane defective drug lawyer in all 50 states of America. Many such suits may be handled in out-of-court settlements without a jury trial.

The legal website also has produced a special video for persons suffering acne to see. It demonstrates how-to tips on covering up acne with makeup, and advises against treating it with defective drug Accutane. The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuptUKD_MGg

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Bridgewater Hospital Launches Revamped Website

The Bridgewater Hospital has announced the launch of its new website, designed to better highlight the full range of services offered, as well as to communicate the hospital’s major points of difference.

Bridgewater Hospital Launches Revamped Website

One of the new features of the site is an interactive body map, whereby individuals can search for a treatment or condition by clicking on the relevant body part. Separate body maps are available for males and females.

The new site also includes a comprehensive database of treatments and other hospital offerings, profiles of the doctors and surgeons that work at the facility, and a forum, where patients and others can post questions for the hospital’s medical professionals to respond to.

The Bridgewater Hospital is located in central Manchester, and was acquired by the Optical Express Group in 2006. Renowned for its state of the art technology, the facility aims to provide the highest standard of patient care, offering treatments ranging f r o m cosmetic surgery, to orthopaedics, to pregnancy scans. Bridgewater also provides extensive diagnostic screening and is the surgery provider to a number of elite athletes, including Premiership and Championship Football Clubs, Premiership Rugby, and a variety of individuals preparing to compete in the 2012 Olympics.

Lesley Taylor, the executive director of the hospital, commented: “We’re incredibly excited about the launch of the new website. We feel that it more effectively communicates the wide range of offerings that Bridgewater has to offer, and provides patients with an informative, interactive, and professional resource.

“There are so many benefits of using a state of the art facility like ours, and we felt that our online presence should reflect these strengths. It is our hope that patients both embrace and engage with the new site.”

In addition to the treatments and services offered, the hospital also hosts regular information events. These events, covering topics ranging f r o m fertility, to teenage skin, to cosmetic surgery treatment options, are all free and open to the public. Information on upcoming events can be found on the hospital’s website.

Being part of the Optical Express Group, the hospital is also used to perform intraocular lens treatment (IOL), as well as other eye surgeries, though LASIK and LASEK are not performed on-site.

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Purify Your Body’s Detox Foot Pads Are Packed With Powerful Ingredients That WORK!

Purify Your Body’s detox foot pads produce more negative ions and infrared light than ANY other pad and are the only pads with NO starch fillers. All ingredients are designed to work together to draw out and absorb harmful toxins.

Remember that as adults we have between 400 to 800 man-made chemicals in our bodies. Detoxifying is an acceptable and necessary part of living a healthy life in today’s world. Purify Your Body’s detox foot pads are one of the most effective and easiest forms of natural detoxification.

What poisons are you carrying around in your body? More importantly, how do you get rid of them? While eastern medicine has known and embraced the virtues of natural detoxing for many years, western nations are only just catching on. Yet it’s a natural, obvious, and effective health treatment which can cure fluid retention, food intolerances, gas or diarrhea, colds and infections, exhaustion, skin rashes, headaches or dizziness, insomnia, and a host of other problems.

As adults, we have around 400 to 800 man-made chemicals circulating in our bodies. Normal healthy body elimination processes do not remove all these chemicals. Food, drinks, polluted air, medications, stress, metabolism, disease, products applied to skin, synthetics, home and workplace chemicals contribute to the body’s toxin load which accumulates daily and builds up over the years.

Introducing the amazing detox foot pad. The detox foot pad warms and opens the pores of the skin to draw out and absorb accumulated wastes via the skin under osmotic pressure from the blood and lymph systems. The all-natural dry ingredients in the detox foot pads adhere to the soles of the feet like a big band aid overnight, when the body detoxifies. Depending on the individual, the detox may take two or three weeks to two or three months, or longer in the case of more severe disease or toxic build up.

Potent all-natural ingredients work together to draw out the toxic build-up in your feet, and in other parts of the body.

Toxins accumulate in the extremities. For hundreds of years Eastern medical studies have held the view that toxins progress towards the lower extremities in the body during the day. Assisted by gravity they accumulate from the tips of the toes to the ankles. Eastern medicine also understands that toxin accumulation leads to many degenerative diseases. For example, painful rheumatism and arthritis are caused by acidic toxin fluid gathered in the joints. There is another Asian expression that says aging comes from the foot.

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IS Clinical Improperly Using Phytoceuticals Inc Proprietary Research To Sell Products With Proven Quality Issues

PhytoCeuticals, Inc., strongly cautions its customers that some claims being made by IS Clinical about their products improperly uses scientific publications, clinical trials and research that are the exclusive property of PhytoCeuticals, Inc. and its founder, Dr. Mostafa Omar.

Dr. Mostafa Omar, PhytoCeutical’s president, is the highly respected developer and manufacturer of proprietary skin care formulations and the inventor of Stable Liquid L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

PhytoCeuticals has developed several formulations, including stabilized liquid L-Ascorbic Acid in 1994. The company had distributed these products through Cellex-C, SkinCeuticals and IS Clinical. PhytoCeuticals permitted these companies the use of these scientific publications, clinical trials and research citations to support the marketing of PhytoCeuticals formulations.

PhytoCeuticals terminated its relationship (July 1, 2008) with IS Clinical by Innovation Skincare (Science of Skincare Inc.). Therefore IS Clinical no longer distributes any products using PhytoCeuticals formulations.

In addition, these companies surrendered the rights to use this materials for advertising and publicity claims. The only legal use of these studies is to support the sale of products formulated or developed by Dr. Omar and PhytoCeuticals, Inc.

PhytoCeuticals continues to retain the ownership of all its proprietary formulations, as well as the scientific research, publications, patents and grants from National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Health (NIH).

Since the termination of the business relationship, PhytoCeuticals has received numerous requests from customers who have purchased IS Clinical products, (which do not contain PhytoCeuticals formulations) to exchange these IS Clinical products for genuine PhytoCeuticals PHYTO-C products.

Dr. Omar has stated that, “The acceptance of exchanges of IS Clinical new products for PhytoCeuticals PHYTO-C products was initially a courtesy to patients who thought they were still purchasing our formulations. It is my ethical duty to help and treat these patients – which is more important then making a profit. But we must be fair.”

NEW POLICY
Any purchaser of IS Clinical skincare products who is dissatisfied, should return these products to IS Clinical directly for refunds or substitute products. PhytoCeuticals has no responsibility and does not guarantee IS Clinical products.

PhytoCeuticals is currently is unaware of any controlled clinical testing, stability testing or research undertaken by IS Clinical with respect to the products it has been selling since July 1, 2008.

Dr. Mostafa Omar stated, “Normally a clinical study and testing of a new formulation takes at least 5 years or more before a product is launched into the marketplace. To the extent that IS Clinical claims that it has undertaken extensive research in connection with its products, customers should confirm that the research cited is genuine and not proprietary research using authentic PhytoCeuticals formulations.”

ABOUT PHYTOCEUTICALS
PhytoCeuticals, Inc. is the market leader in antioxidant skin care products. Established by Dr. Mostafa Omar and based in the United States, the company was awarded NCI grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 for “Prevention of UV Photoinjury in Skin by Antioxidants”, NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01 for “Photoprotection of Skin by Topical Selenium” , Olive patent # 6,743,499 B2 and Aleoferon patent # 4861761 & NIH.

For further information, please visit www.phyto-ceutical.com or contact us directly at 201-791-2255 or info@phyto-ceutical.com.

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Optical Express Is Currently Launching Its First Television Advertising Campaign Highlighting Its Cosmetic Surgery Brand, The Cosmetic Clinic

The advertisement – a 30 second television ad – was created in an effort to put the brand, as well as the Bridgewater Hospital, on the map, and to let the residents of Manchester know that they have a state-of-the-art hospital at their doorstep.

The advertisement features a series of women in their daily routines; shopping, swimming, and sitting down for drinks with friends. The theme is body confidence and feeling good about yourself, which is the message the company wants to promote with regards to The Cosmetic Clinic, and which fits with the motto of the clinic: Your body, your choice.

Bridgewater Hospital, where The Cosmetic Clinic is based, is a custom-built private medical hospital hailed for its advanced technologies, some of which are unique in the UK. The cosmetic surgery hospital ward consists of private cubicles to ensure privacy for patients, all centrally located around a nurses’ station. The hospital’s diagnostic suite is fully digitised for immediate transmission of information, and equipped with the latest diagnostic radiology equipment.

Each of the three operating theatres has been created to meet extremely high air quality specifications as to avoid airborne infections, and a closely observed recovery area has been created so that patients can be monitored as they wake up from their anaesthetic.

The Cosmetic Clinic offers a full range of procedures, from breast enlargement, reduction and uplift, to liposuction, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasty. Though the current advertisement targets women, The Cosmetic Clinic offers procedures for both men and women. All surgeons are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council, and FRCS (Plas) accredited, to ensure the highest quality of care.

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Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine Has A Full Aesthetic Line To Offer Patients Safer & Less Expensive Options To Surgery

Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine has a full aesthetic line to offer patients safer & less expensive options to surgery. This is no spa! Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine is a fully operational medical facility. Patients are under the care of Jayam K Iyer M.D, medical staff or an esthetician. Patients who might have otherwise considered liposuction, a full body lift, or a surgical facelift, can now get similar results using the increasingly popular Velashape or skin enhancing laser.

The Velashape is the first FDA cleared device approved for circumferential reduction and the treatment of cellulite. Reduce any body part. Dramatically reduce or remove unsightly cellulite. Lose weight, take off inches without enduring painfull, expensive plastic surgery. With basic aftercare, results from Velashape can be life long.

Residents from Clearwater, Bellair, Clearwater Beach, Palm Harbor, Seminole, Indian Rocks, Largo, and St Petersburg who are battling the signs of aging can also take advantage of procedures like Botox injections, Dermal Fillers, Mesotherapy, Deep cleaning facials, enzyme peels & more. The facility is using familiar top of the line products like Botox Rx, Radiesse, Juve’derm, & Latisse.

For more lasting results, patients may consider laser skin treatments. Clearwater Aesthetic medicine has one of the latest versitile lasers on the market made by Syneron. This multi-functional laser provides skin tightening, color correction, treats wrinkles, spider veins, age spots, sun damage, and permanent hair removal from all skin types.

If you’ve been bothered by inadequate or thinning eye lashes, also known as hypotrichosis, Dr Iyer can prescribe the new Latisse solution. Latisse is a treatment used to grow eyelashes. Making them longer, thicker and darker.

Are you tired of dieting , only to watch the weight come off your face, neck, and upper body? The HCG diet is a rapid weight loss program which targets areas of fat which are virtually impossible to lose using standard dieting & exercise methods. By using the hormone HCG , the body is able to burn off that abnormal fat around the belly and thighs. When under a physicians supervision and followed correctly, patients can lose an astounding amount of weight in just one month. If you are not a candidate for the HCG diet, Dr Jayam Iyer has other weight loss programs to accomodate each patient and meet your particular needs.

The facility also hosts one of the largest pain management practices in the area. Dr. Jayam Krishna Iyer is a Board Certified Aethesiologist and a veteran pain management specialist. The Creative Health Center and Dr Iyer has been treating the residents of Pinellas County for the past 25 years. By providing pain relieving injections, steroid epidurals, radio frequency lesioning, medication and numerous alternative techniques, chronic pain patients are able to enjoy relief from debilatating and distractive pain.

Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine is offering up to 50% discounts on many procedures. If you have been considering a lifestyle change, now is the time to get a great deal while improving your appearance and more importantly….. your health!

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Menopause Blamed For Rise In Receding Hair

Hair loss is often the hardest aspect of growing old, but for a number of people the problem is not confined to their later years.

And it’s not just men suffering from the affliction, with studies suggesting an increasingly number of post-menopausal women are finding their hairlines receding.

This new epidemic is a type of alopecia, which damages hair follicles so that hair falls out and cannot grow back.

The condition known as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) can cause women to lose up to five inches from their hairline as well as their eyebrows. If FFA goes undiagnosed, women can even lose hair at the sides and back of their head.

Scientists believe that FFA is a result of the immune system attacking hair follicles, which causes inflammation at the root. This can damage stem cells in the follicles and prevents hair from growing back entirely.

The only treatment available involves controlling this inflammation, so only offers a reduction in overall hair loss rather than a cure.

However, the damage for most has already been done and the only alternative is to undergo a hair transplant.

The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgery providers, is at the forefront of hair restoration surgery, treatments and techniques. Those seeking a solution to their hair loss can undergo a hair transplant, which involves splitting the follicles of existing hairs and relocating them in the sparse area.

Providing expert advice and assistance, The Group carries out more hair transplantations than any other clinic in the UK and recognises that hair restoration is an art just as much as a surgical procedure.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost weight loss surgery providers.

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The Harley Medical Group Launches Its New Sculptra Volumising Treatment In Response To The Latest Celeb Trend For Baby Smooth Faces Hits London

The world’s most beautiful people are ditching the ‘heroin chic’ look of gaunt faces and sharpened cheekbones and instead opting for apple-shaped cheeks and rounded foreheads. The recently reported LA trend for the so-called ‘pillow face’ is seeing celebs swap Botox for plumping treatments. Now, inspired by the likes of Kylie and Madonna, women in London are embracing the smooth, padded look sported by the stars.

The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, has anticipated the uptake of the trend in London by launching Sculptra, an injectable volumising treatment – in its six London clinics. Thanks to growing demand for ‘apple’ cheeks, the introduction of Sculptra has been its fastest ever non-surgical launch.

Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group, said: “We counsel all our patients to have realistic expectations – no procedure will leave them looking like exactly like Nicole Kidman or Liz Hurley. However, Sculptra will fill in lines and wrinkles and make the face look plumper and more even. It’s a really great investment as the results can last up to three years.”

Sculptra stimulates the build up of the body’s own collagen. Like more traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra is introduced into areas of the face that have lost their natural plumpness and elasticity. The non-permanent restoration of lost facial volume gives smoother, younger-looking skin.

The main ingredient of Sculptra is Poly-L-lactic Acid. The PLLA works from deep within the skin’s layers stimulating the body’s own production of collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used in surgical procedures for over 25 years and is gradually and naturally broken down by the body.

Dr Nicky Naylor, The Harley Medical Group, said: “We’re seeing patients using Sculptra on sunken cheeks to give a fuller-faced look, or a little higher up on the face to give a more sculptured effect. A lot of women that come in are after a heart-shaped face – à la Madonna – which can be achieved by rounding out the cheeks.”

Liz Dale continued: “The surgical side of the business continues to grow steadily but we’ve seen real increases in the demand for non-surgical treatments, particularly in London where LA trends tend to hit first. We’re responding by committing to a series of new treatment launches this year. In addition to Sculptra, we’ve also recently launched the radical Obagi Blue Chemical Peel, which has been dubbed the ‘Recessionista’s Facelift’ by fans thanks to its effectiveness at improving skin tightness and reducing lines, wrinkles and scars at a relatively low cost.”

 

About The Harley Medical Group
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more cosmetic surgery clinics than any other provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK, with over treated 435,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the Group’s fully trained and specialized Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and Treatment Nurses.

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Following National Nurses’ Day, The Harley Medical Group Has Announced That It Will Be Helping To Reward The Valuable Work Done By Nurses In The UK

The Harley Medical Group has launched a special discount on all non-surgical and surgical treatments for all registered nurses. The 10% non-surgical discount and a £250 reduction on all surgical procedures will be available across The Harley Medical Group’s 26 clinics and can be taken up by nurses throughout the summer.

Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group said, “Nurses are the backbone of our sector and we wanted to show our appreciation by giving a little something back. Hard working nurses can take advantage of the offer and treat themselves to a Medical Microdermabrasion for example, which helps bring back a healthy glow to the face and rejuvenate the skin.”

She continued, “It’s thanks to our nurses that we’re a trusted cosmetic surgery provider, as shown by our continued growth. Our patients are met on their very first appointment by a qualified nurse who will give them full, impartial advice on what course of action they should take and guide them through any chosen programme of treatment.”

National Nurses’ Day is celebrated on 12th May each year, as a tribute to the work of Florence Nightingale who was born on the day in 1820.

All patients considering cosmetic surgery should ensure that their surgeon is trained and registered in the GMC Specialist Register as a Plastic Surgeon and ensure that their first consultation is carried out by a medical professional. All consultations at The Harley Medical Group are carried out by a fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurse Counsellor.

 

About The Harley Medical Group 
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, with 26 clinics nationwide, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 435,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the Group’s fully trained and specialized Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and Treatment Nurses.

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Men’s Careers Push Them Into Surgery

The Harley Medical Group has reported that UK men are becoming more preoccupied with their appearance, especially within four key career areas. The increase in awareness and anxiety amongst men that their bodies may not look their best, has been met with an explosion in the number of slang terms for unwanted areas of the male body, along with rise in the number of operations to remove them.

The cosmetic surgery operation to reduce male breast tissue, or ‘moobs’, is now relatively commonplace, but the removal of ‘Simon Cowells’ (modern day rhyming slang for jowls), and the removal of ‘mandles’ (male love handles) are also becoming more popular than ever.

The demand for male cosmetic surgery is in part being driven by long working hours and work stress, according to the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, The Harley Medical Group. An audit of the most common career choices amongst the UK’s burgeoning male cosmetic surgery market revealed that some punishing careers appear to be taking their toll on British males, who are now seeking the help of the UK’s leading surgeons to turn back the clock.

The audit was carried out by The Harley Medical Group, which has carried out more than 55,000 procedures on British males and showed a recent 26% year-on-year increase in male surgery. The audit also revealed that male patients over the last 12 months are predominantly from four career areas:

Bankers and city workers
Civil Service
Politics, Public affairs and local councils
Professional Services – legal and accountancy

Mr Frati, Surgeon, The Harley Medical Group commented, “The bad diets, punishing hours and stress that often goes hand in hand with these types of professions make men prime candidates for premature aging. We’re not surprised to see a trend emerge for professions most likely to opt for surgery as the side-effects of a punishing job can cause the loss of skin elasticity and encourage build up of stubborn fat in key areas.”

Liposuction on ‘mandles’ and ‘moobs’, face lifts including mini-face lifts to improve the jowls, or ‘Simon Cowells’, are amongst the most popular male procedures in 2009. Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty are also proving popular; particularly amongst male cosmetic surgery patients aged 25-35, and ‘Boytox’ (Botox for men) – continues to be very popular, up 12% year-on-year.

Liz Dale, Director of The Harley Medical Group, commented, “There is no doubt that in some areas, men are feeling more under pressure to look the part as the work place becomes increasingly competitive.”

All patients considering cosmetic surgery should ensure that their surgeon is trained and registered in the GMC Specialist Register as a Plastic Surgeon and ensure that their first consultation is carried out by a medical professional. All consultations at The Harley Medical Group are carried out by a fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurse Counsellor. The Harley Medical Group has been established for 25 years and has 26 clinics in the UK.

 

About The Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has conducted over 435,000 procedures to date.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the Group’s fully trained and specialized Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and Treatment Nurses.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery Is Still Top Of The Ops

The Harley Medical Group has reported a rise in breast augmentation surgery, with a growth of 27% year on year. This increase has been driven by a boom in post baby surgery, with mothers now accounting for 60% of breast augmentation patients, making it the third most common type of post-natal procedure.

Angela Fry, 38, from Maidenhead had a breast augmentation after she had her fourth child. She comments: “After each birth my shape changed dramatically and my breasts sagged and lost their shape completely. For me, having a Breast Augmentation wasn’t about getting bigger breasts but getting them back to the shape and size that was right for my figure. Having the surgery has made me feel more feminine and given me much more confidence in myself.”

Breast augmentation surgery was first performed in 1895 and is today the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure for women. During the procedure an incision is made in the crease of the underside of the breast and the implant is inserted into a pocket created by the surgeon. The result is fuller and more evenly shaped breasts. The treatment takes around one hour to perform and a general anaesthetic will be administered to the patient.

Breast augmentation surgery at The Harley Medical Group costs from £4,275. For more information visit the www.harleymedical.co.uk.

 

About The Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 435,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.

All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission and there are now 26 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone, Belfast, Reading, Sheffield and Liverpool.

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An Infectious Skin Disease Is Spreading Through The Sport Of Sumo Wresling Resulting In Some Of The Top Wrestlers Losing Their Hair.

Sumo wrestling is facing ruin because of an infectious skin disease spreading throughout the sport – and causing top wrestlers to lose their hair.

As the wrestlers grapple with one another, the fungus spreads itching and baldness, causing flakes of skin to flake off. The disease also enters hair follicles and causes hair loss – causing much disquiet in the sport as the wrestlers lose their famous ‘top-knots’.

Wrestlers have been forced to undertake a three-month course of drugs to rid themselves of the disease, but the hair loss is permanent. Throughout the sport, hair is recognised as central to a wrestlers’ reputation, in much the same way that in many cultures hair is acknowledged as a symbol of virility.

Since the Edo period sumo wrestlers have been expected to grow their hair long and adopt the ‘top-knot’ style. Such is the superstition surrounding a wrestler’s hair, Yokozuna Tochigiyama, Japan’s most successful wrestlers, retired in his prime in 1925 as he did not have enough hair.

Men in the United Kingdom need not go to such lengths if they are suffering from hair loss.

The Hospital Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons, perform more hair restoration procedures than any other surgery provider, and only carry out natural hair transplants using the latest Follicular Hair Transplantation techniques. Follicular Transplantation involves transplanting hair units, often with four or five hairs growing from one follicle, to a bald spot to generate growth.

Human hairs are genetically programmed to either be sensitive to the male hormone, which causing them to die, or to be permanently immune to the hormone and last a lifetime. Hair Transplantation uses the ‘lifetime growth’ hairs from around the back of the head, and transplants them in areas where the hairs have died. Follicular or Hair Transplantation at The Hospital Group is a minor surgical procedure, taking little more than three hours.

The Hospital Group’s hair restoration and transplantation clinic was founded in 1992, and is staffed with industry experts at its dedicated Dolan Park Hospital in the Midlands. The Hospital Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none. Since The Hospital Group was established, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers.

Contact Details: For further information of The Hospital Group’s range of hair restoration procedures, surgery-seekers should visit the website www.thehospitalgroup.org or call our patient care coordinators on 0845 762 6727. 

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Kylie has finally revealed the secret of her vitality – regular Botox injections

She has long been known for her age-less looks, but Kylie has finally revealed the secret of her vitality – regular Botox injections. The pint-sized popstress admitted the secret behind her youthful looks was Botox and other age-defying treatments.

In an interview with Elle magazine, the 40-year-old said: “I’ve tried Botox, I’ve tried them all. I’m definitely not one of those people who says ‘You shouldn’t do this.’ Everyone individually can do what they want. I also think it doesn’t have the stigma that it had when I was growing up.

“For all time women have wanted to, for the most part, look their best. It’s just that what we have available to us today is – what it is today. And if you want to take advantage of it, yeah.”

Kylie’s perfect complexion has sparked many rumours over the years. One cosmetic surgeon has publicly claimed that, in their opinion, as well as Botox, she has had her cheeks and lips cosmetically enhanced.

The Hospital Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, performs many non-surgical age-defying treatments at its clinics, including Botox anti-wrinkle treatment, facial fillers, skin peels, hyperhidrosis and mole removal.

Kylie’s revelation has provoked commentators to point out her seemingly frozen forehead and eyebrows. However, The Hospital Group’s Juvéderm facial fillers plump up the appearance of laughter lines, frown lines and other wrinkles for the more natural look when used alongside Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

As well as these non-surgical procedures, The Hospital Group performs other age-defying surgical treatments such as face and brow lifts. Other surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, otoplasty, eyebag removal and eye lifts complete The Hospital Group’s age-beating treatments.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

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Advanced Technology Laser Company Receives 510(k) for Its Cosmetic IPL Skin Therapy System

Advanced Technology Laser Company (ATL), a leading provider of aesthetic laser products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), enabling the Company to manufacture and market its Angelite family of intense pulsed light skin therapy systems.

The Angelite Family of Intense Pulsed Light Systems (inclusive of the hand pieces used to deliver pulsed-light energy) will be widely used in the area of photothermolysis, photocoagulation and dermatology, especially for surgical, aesthetic and cosmetic applications in the treatment of acne, various benign pigmented lesions and hair removal, that require in.

Angelite Intense Pulsed Light System uses wavelengths ranging from 400 – 950 nm for the treatment of inflammatory acne, and wavelengths ranging from 560 – 1200 nm are indicated for the treatment of benign pigmented (epidermal and coetaneous) lesions including warts, scars and striae, and for the treatment of benign (coetaneous) vascular lesions including hemangiomas, facial, truncal and leg telangiectasias, rosacea, melasma,angiomas and spider angioma, poikiloderma of civatte, leg veins, facial veins and venous malformations. Wavelengths ranging from 700 – 1200 nm are indicated for the treatment of unwanted hair.

About Advanced Technology Laser Company (ATL)
Advanced Technology Laser Company (ATL) is a high-tech company and has been recognized to be a leading company in developing, manufacturing and distributing medical laser and optoelectronic systems. At ATL, a solid R&D team keeps strong connections with universities and research institutes all over the world, assuring it to produce cutting-edge products. Our goal is to continue bringing you the latest technologies and best quality products in industry of medical laser and optoelectronics at the affordable prices. For more information, please visit http://www.LaserATL.com.

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7 Tips of Fighting Eye Wrinkles and Fine Lines Effectively and Some of the Best Eye Creams Do Work

Fine lines reveal the secret of a person’s age. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive and fragile. Do not wait until you have fine lines and wrinkles to start using eye creams. It is difficult to eradiate fine lines and wrinkles after their emergence. Taking preventive measures – apply an eye cream that delivers anti-aging and firming functions sooner is the best way to fight eye wrinkles.

Generic and lifestyle aside, half of your success of preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles relates on choosing the appropriate anti-aging eye cream, and the rest is how to apply an eye cream correctly.

Protecting the eye skin area by coating it with the appropriate eye care products daily and nightly are the basic steps. When applying an eye cream, do not indiscriminately wiping or spreading it over the eye skin area. It is necessary to use a correct method to help the eye cream to penetrate into the skin effectively.

Tip 1
Understand your skin type and do some research before buying an anti-aging eye cream on whether its ingredients are appropriate to your skin. This helps the skin care ingredients to address the problems of the skin more effectively and the possibilities of irritation and inflammation can be greatly reduced.

Tip 2
Pick an anti-aging eye cream with sufficient amount of active ingredients. The effectiveness of reducing wrinkles and fine lines depends on whether the active ingredients (e.g. high strength ascorbic acid, growth factor, peptide to name a few) work on your skin and penetrate into your skin with sufficient amounts.

Tip 3
Start with the lowest possible concentration of active ingredient. Before trying the eye cream on the eye skin area, apply it on the neck first. If no irritation occurs in 24 hours, you can apply it to the eye skin area. After 2 weeks, you can consider increasing the strength if needed.

Tip 4
Cleanse the skin before applying any products. Apply the eye cream when the skin is still moist. Using heat of the fingertip to warm the eye cream, and then use the middle finger to gently press the eye cream on the eye skin area.

Tip 5
Spend a few minutes every day for a deep massage over the eye skin area. Not only can it enhance ocular circulation, but also reduce the appearance of dark circle and puffiness.

Tip 6
Apply a non-comedogenic sunscreen on the eye skin area during the day time.

Tip 7
Do not apply acne products on the eye skin area. Also do not apply too many eye care products on the eye skin area at one time.

Best Eye Creams Recommendation? No problem,

1. Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum contains a concentrated form of amino-peptide complex that hydrates to firm and visibly lift skin around the entire eye area. Skin’s natural glow will be restored and skin is left feeling velvety smooth.

2. Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy
Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy Cream (for mature skin) is consisting of unique combination of human growth factors, matrixyl, retinol, and ginseng extract to ensure complete care for the skin surrounding the eye area. An “Eye Lift in a Bottle”, Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy helps fight fine lines, wrinkles and under eye bags while moisturizing and firming the delicate skin around the eyes.

3. Ultraceuticals Dark Circle Eye Cream
Ultraceuticals Dark Circle Eye Cream (for dark circle) contains pure retinol and vitamin K to significantly reduce the appearance of discolouration under the eyes.

4. Valmont Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux
Valmont Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux (for puffiness) is enriched with decongestive green tea and arnica extracts and draining Red algae and caffeine extracts to: lift the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, remove dark circles and unsightly puffiness.

Contact Details: skinsolution@hush.com

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The Harley Medical Group reveals UK employers are beginning to offer staff botox leave to prep for parties

Most people have heard of ‘duvet days’ and even Christmas shopping leave. Now some businesses are introducing ‘Botox leave’ in a bid to deter employees from taking sick leave for their pre-party beauty treatments.

Cosmetic surgery provider, The Harley Medical Group has reported that enquiries for Botox treatments have increased by 21% over the last six weeks, and has noted that a number of businesses have introduced ‘Botox leave’ to cope with increase demand from their staff looking to take time off for beauty sessions. Businesses have introduced two hours leave to ensure staff can make their annual appointment for the £210 jab with their Botox Doctor without taking unauthorized leave.

Recruitment company, Blue Skies, said; “Companies are right to be inventive with their incentives. Although ‘Botox leave’ is certainly quirky, if people are adopting this incentive there is obviously a call for it. In the current market, giving people time off for endeavours that suit their lifestyles can be a cost effective way of incentivising staff if budgets do not stretch to other more obvious benefits”.

Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group said; Enquiries for Botox increased rapidly in November and December as people want to look their best for the Christmas parties. We think ‘Botox leave’ is an interesting incentive to offer employees and have seen a number of patients particularly in our Chester, City and London clinics who have been granted time away from the office for their injections.”

Stephen Fox, Managing Director of Fox Kalomaski, the marketing and advertising agency, commented; “We noticed a demand amongst our staff for a day off in the run up to Christmas to not only pick up their Christmas gifts, but also to make appointments for their hairdressing, beauty and particularly Botox treatments. We now offer all staff a day’s leave in December and have unofficially called this day”Botox Leave” because we’ve heard rumours that this is what people do with this day – to make sure they’re looking their best for the Christmas party photos”.

About The Harley Medical Group:

The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has conducted over 450,000 procedures to date.

All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the Group’s fully trained and specialized Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and Treatment Nurses. Further information is available via The Harley Medical Group website or the cosmetic surgery blog.

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The Harley Medical Group Reports Laser Hair Removal Peaks As Patients Look To Take The Hassle Out Of Christmas

The Harley Medical Group – the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider – is reporting an all-time high in Laser Hair Removal bookings, as patients look to take the hassle out of Christmas. The stress of juggling work, family commitments and Christmas shopping has led to a boom in the procedure with bookings up by 25% throughout November.

Jennifer O’Callaghan, a Laser Hair Removal patient, said: “I’ve just had Laser Hair Removal for the first time after a colleague recommended I give it a try. With three children, a full-time job and Christmas coming up, I simply don’t get the leisure time to sit in the bath and groom myself. Since having the treatment I’ve been able to throw out my razors, epilator and hair removal creams – it’s fantastic”

Laser Hair Removal can treat almost all parts of the body including the face, bikini-line, under arms, legs, nipples and tummy-line. It’s quick and gentle but can remove all unwanted hair permanently.

Liz Dale, Director of The Harley Medical Group, commented: “Laser Hair Removal is our most popular non-surgical procedure amongst women. Every year, in the run up to Christmas, we have a rush of people into our clinics wanting
to look their absolute best. Non-surgical treatments offer affordable and accessible solutions to take the stress out of your beauty regime and giving you one less thing to worry about this festive season.”

About The Harley Medical Group:

The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has 

conducted over 400,000 procedures to date.

The Harley Medical Group works to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. The group is currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners. In 2004, The Harley Medical Group’s Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department’s Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission.

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