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The Harley Medical Group Reveals Their New Dermatologically Tested Skincare Range To Help Combat Troublesome Skin

Although skin acne is largely thought of as a problem affecting teenagers, 50% of all women and 25% of men will have acne at some time in their adult lives. Today with more people experiencing the on-set of acne in their 20’s and 30’s, adults are increasingly searching for effective solutions to help combat the condition.

The Harley Medical Group, UK experts with 28 years’ experience in non-surgical treatments, have launched their debut skincare range, comprising 12
dermatologically tested products which have been tested on patients across the UK. Designed as a proactive daily skincare regime, the range is also recommended to be used in conjunction with prescribed skin treatments, available from each of their 31 clinics nationwide.

Bernadette Harte, Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Adult acne is a real problem and the first question our patient’s ask is why now? Often they had clear skin as a teenager and don’t associate this condition with adulthood. Humidity, stress and hormones are all contributing factors, so with warmer weather approaching and job stress high for many professionals, the summer can equal ‘acne season’ for many adults.

“People most affected by acne will have increased sensitivity in their sebaceous glands, which produce oil. When skin cells become blocked the sebum oil and dead skin cannot escape, resulting in an inflammation around the blocked cells. Bacteria can build-up and in turn produce blackheads, white head and angry, red spots.

“Patients approach us seeking advice on a whole new skincare regime which will not only clear up existing spots, but also prevent the problem from re-occurring. For more troublesome skin, we can combine the skincare products with non-surgical treatments. We’ve treated over 500,000 patients since we opened our first clinic, and harnessed our knowledge to offer our patient’s the most effective treatment combinations possible.”

The Harley Medical Group’s Anti-Acne Guide
– Ultra Anti-Bac Cream (£29 for 30ml) – The cream includes a combination of natural ingredients formulated to help reduce skin breakouts and the appearance of pimples, pustules and comedones for oily skin types. This cream will help calm the skin as well as reduce the amount of sebum produced. Apply twice daily. Gently rub the cream into the skin on acne affected areas, with attention around typically oily areas such as the nose and chin.

– Gentle Cleanser (£26 for 200ml) – This mild and gentle sweet orange cleanser helps to boost skin cell turnover, help dead skin escape and keeps skin fresh and clear. The orange oil is also shown to relieve nervous tension and stress. Use twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.

– Anti Microbial Cell Renewal Cream (£32 for 30ml) – Ideal for difficult blemishes, the cream contains a blend of active ingredients containing botanical seed extract that increases blood flow and helps to recover skin cell turnover. Apply a small amount to acne affected areas and allow the cream to fully absorb.

– Replenishing Exfoliator (£35 for 50ml) – Delivers collagen into the skin resulting in a firmer regenerated skin tone. The Vitamin C derivative and Beta Carotene help to promote collagen formation whilst the natural bamboo exfoliator gently removes dead skin cells leaving smoother softer skin.
Use once a week. Apply onto wet skin and massage in circular motions to ensure maximum cell stimulation.

For more stubborn acne, combine skincare products with the below Non-Surgical treatments for maximum results

– Aesthera PPx (from £60) – One of the most highly effective skin rejuvenation treatments, this is the only laser treatment which has been approved by the FDA* for treatment of comedonal acne (blackheads & whiteheads). Visible improvement of lesions can be seen between 24-48 hours after treatment. For maximum results, book a course of 4-6 treatments.

– Medical Microdermabrasion (from £95) – A mechanical exfoliation treatment which takes away the top layer of dead skin cells by releasing medical grade crystals at a high velocity onto the skin surface, helping to combat acne, blackheads and whiteheads. Following the treatment, the skin is in a better condition to absorb acne creams. For maximum results, book a course of 6 treatments with 2 weeks apart for each.

– Obagi Blue Peel (£595) – An effective skin peel treatment which helps reduce acne scars and large pores by removing dead skin cells of aged and damaged skin, replacing them with new, healthier cells. Following the treatment, the skin will peel, and heal within 7-10 days giving immediate results and continue to become clearer and healthier for the next 4-6 weeks. For maximum results, book one treatment every 6-8 weeks.

You can now follow The Harley Medical Group on YouTube – for procedure videos and more.

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Get 40% Off Laser Hair Removal!

Leading cosmetic surgery provider The Harley Medical Group is currently running an excellent offer on selected laser hair removal treatments, which can see patients saving up to 40% on a range of packages. However, the offer is only available until midnight on Thursday 5 April 2012, so those interested are advised to book now!

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments in the UK and can be carried out on both men and women. It can be performed on many areas of the body and the Harley Medical Group’s offer includes some of its most popular packages.

Eight and four treatment packages for specified body areas have been included in the offer, as well as other multiple treatment packages. For instance, the eight treatment package for laser hair removal for the female chin was £600 and has been reduced to £450 for a limited time only. Similarly, laser hair removal for the full male back is now £1,250, down from £1,590.

In terms of multiple treatment packages, patients can save an astonishing amount – the female full body treatment was £4,225 and is now just £2,770. It includes four full laser hair removal treatments for the arms and legs, along with treatments for the bikini area, navel pubis and underarms.

“Our current offer on laser hair removal will only be available for the next couple of weeks, so those interested should act quickly to make the most of it,” said Lisa Littlehales of the Harley Medical Group.

“Anyone that would like to book a treatment at one of our nationwide clinics can find the current laser hair removal prices on our website, and can book via our online form, specifying which treatment they are interested in.”

To find out more about the treatments available, visit www.harleymedical.co.uk now.

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The Harley Medical Group Reveals The Top Treatments This Season For The Christmas Party Preparation

With summer now over and Christmas fast approaching, The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, is seeing an increase in women booking treatments in preparation of the festive party season, with a reported 37% year-on-year rise in bookings of Non-Surgical treatments.

Women are booking rejuvenating treatments across the Group’s 31 clinics nationwide to ensure they are looking and feeling their best in time for the Christmas party. To help women target any problem areas and achieve their desired results, The Harley Medical Group have created Christmas Party Packages; combinations of complementary treatments tailored for rejuvenated glowing skin for the party season.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, comments: “Over Christmas many people are busy buying presents, prepping for visitors and socialising so often beauty regimes fall by the wayside. Many patients come to us looking for treatments which provide longer lasting results than products, and also a little help in organising their beauty regime in the run-up to Christmas.

As a result, we have noticed that people are now opting for more intensive and effective non-surgical treatments such as the PPX laser treatment, Skin PeelsMicrodermabrasionand Botox and Fillers. Having these treatments during October and November means that treatments like Botox, which take around 5 weeks to settle, will look best in time for the Christmas and New Year season.”

CHRISTMAS PARTY PACKAGES

Reverse the Rays
In need of the perfect winter skin renewal? Begin with a VISIA complexion analysis, to identify sun damaged areas which need attention. The Aesthera PPx, a highly effective and intense pulse light treatment which treats skin that has been damaged by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, dramatically reducing the appearance of brown spots and freckles making the skin look much fresher and younger.

For best results have your treatment one month ahead of your festive event. Treatments prices start from £60 for a single half face treatment.

Package Price: £299 (for a course of five treatments)

Festive Skin Refresh – The Skin Sparkle
End 2011 full of confidence and welcome in the New Year with a fresh, youthful appearance. Botox gives an instant lift by smoothing the skin and dramatically decreasing the ageing effect of fine lines and wrinkles. Combine with Dermal Filler around the naso labial fold (nose to mouth lines) to achieve a flawless, smooth complexion or for an irresistible pout underneath the mistletoe have Filler around the mouth, to create a more pronounced shape. For best results have the treatment 4 weeks ahead of your festive event. Top this off with a Medical Microdermabrasion or a skin peel and add a glow with The Harley Medical Group self-tanning product.

Package Price: £449 (includes 1 x botox, 1 x dermal filler, MMD or Skin Peel and a complementary self-tan product)

Glowing Skin
If you’re after glowing healthy skin, start with a Medical Microdermabrasion which exfoliates the skin, refreshing the top layer improving tone and texture, restoring younger looking skin. Combine this with the Agera Skin Peel which helps get rid of blemishes, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. For best results have the treatment 6 weeks ahead of your festive event.

Package Price: £160 (this includes a complementary Gentle Cleanser worth £26 from the new Harley Medical Group skin care range)

Perfect Hair Free Skin
With all those Christmas parties providing an excuse to wear that little black dress, make sure your legs or underarms are looking their best. Book a Laser IPL treatment which will help to leave your skin feeling smooth and blemish free.

For best results start the course of treatment 6 weeks ahead of your festive event.

Package Price: from £350

For more information on surgical or non-surgical procedures please visit www.harleymedical.co.uk or call: 0800 085 4984

You can now follow The Harley Medical Group on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/theharleymedicalgroup

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COSMETIC STAR SIGNS: Are You More Likely To Have Cosmetic Treatments As A Result Of Your Star Sign?

Leading UK Psychic Rosa Derriviere has looked into the reasons behind why some men and women are more open to the idea of cosmetic treatments than others, to see whether star signs play a part. Rosa has been practising for over 20 years and has appeared on SKY TV.

Rosa Derriviere says: “In my view, Librans and Taureans are most likely to have cosmetic treatments, as these signs are ruled by Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty. Astrologically, Venus is associated with harmony, beauty and balance, so these signs would have a natural disposition to wanting to look and feel beautiful.

“I have also taken a look into the areas of the body star signs govern, resulting in a focus on that particular body part. For example Cancer governs the breast, so therefore Cancer will be most interested in breast surgery. Similarly, Aries governs the face and nose, so Aries are more likely to be interested in facial treatments.

“I wanted to share my findings with The Harley Medical Group to see if there was correlation between my predictions and patient bookings, as well as celebrity-led cosmetic trends.”

Mr Frati, Surgeon at The Harley Medical Group, comments on Rosa’s predictions: “We’ve had a look at bookings of Surgical and Non Surgical treatments over the last three months at The Harley Medical Group and interestingly have found that 43% were from people born in April, May, September and October – so the months covering Librans and Taureans. The most popular treatments booked over the past three months are Breast Augmentation, Botox and Dermal Fillers, with 18% of Breast Augmentations booked by Cancereans.

There are many celebrity Librans that have had cosmetic treatments, including Simon Cowell, Michael Douglas, Kim Kardashian, Catherine Zeta Jones, Danni Minogue and Sharon Osbourne. There are also Taurean celebrities that have had treatments, including Janet Jackson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Cher.

This suggests people’s careers might also have an influence on their decision to have treatment. Those who work in the public eye are regularly photographed, so might want to look and feel their best at all times. Celebrities also tend to work quite erratic hours, which can disturb sleeping and eating patterns, and play havoc with your skin. Skin peelsBotox and dermal fillers all help towards rejuvenating the skin and giving it a more youthful appearance.

“Although it’s interesting to look into how people might be pre-disposed to considering cosmetic treatments, it is important to remember that the decision to have surgery is not frivolously made. Most of our patients consider the option for two years before making a decision. There are many factors, such as confidence issues, hereditary elements and injuries that can influence a patient’s decision to have surgery.”

CELEBRITY & STAR SIGN AND THEIR COSMETIC TREATMENT
Simon Cowell – Libra – Botox
Michael Douglas – Libra – Face lift, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction
Janet Jackson – Taurus – Rhinoplasty
Catherine Zeta Jones – Libra – Botox
Pamela Anderson – Cancer – Breast Augmentation
Mariah Carey – Aries – Botox
Kim Kardashian – Libra – Botox

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Royal Wedding Sparks Boom In Brides-To-Be Booking ‘Ring Bling’ Treatments At The Harley Medical Group

In the wake of ‘that’ picture of Prince William and his bride-to-be showing off her beautiful hand and even more stunning engagement ring, brides are turning their attention to their hands – to make sure their pinkies are perfect for the wedding album. The UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, The Harley Medical Group, is reporting a 50% surge in women aged 25-35 coming in for non-surgical treatments on the hands.

Bernadette Harte, Non-Surgical Specialist at The Harley Medical Group, comments: “We have seen a huge increase in recently engaged women coming in to our clinics and having treatments on their hands. Most have said that having seen the picture of Kate Middleton’s stunning hand they want to make sure they have immaculate and youthful hands to show off their ‘ring bling’.”

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments such as Aesthera PPx, which can also be used on the face, neck and chest areas, are increasingly popular for use on hands and arms. Aesthera PPx is a highly effective treatment, which rejuvenates the skin by destroying unwanted red or brown pigment and unsightly veins. The treatment action breaks down melanin within the skin, which the body naturally and safely absorbs, leaving it looking immediately more youthful and healthy.

Jane Usher, aged 29, is a patient at The Harley Medical Group who got engaged during the same month as William and Kate, comments: “When I saw Kate Middleton’s beautifully manicured young looking hand, showing off her engagement ring, I felt very self-conscious. Even though I am the same age as Kate, due to sun damage my hands look older than they should. After having Aesthera PPx at The Harley Medical Group my skin looks much fresher and healthy.”

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The Harley Medical Group Announces Rise In Breast Surgery Procedures In Ireland

The Harley Medical Group, Ireland’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, has revealed breast surgery is top of the ops for the 23rd year running and the fastest growing sector of cosmetic surgery. The Harley Medical Group has seen a positive increase on last year’s enquiries. While breast reductions are becoming more popular with an increasing number of Irish women reducing their breast size in order to achieve a more slender figure, breast augmentation continues to be the most popular procedure performed at THMG’s Dublin clinic.

Pauline Hughes, Dublin Clinic Manager for The Harley Medical Group commented: “There is a noticeable upward trend for post-breast feeding breast augmentation procedures. 31 % of breast implant procedures performed at the THMG clinic over the past 12 months have been for women that come into this bracket. In the previous 12 months, this figure was in the region of 24%.

“The age profile of women presenting for post-breast feeding breast augmentation is late 20s to mid 30s years. This suggests that women are waiting until their final child (typically after 2 or 3 children) before choosing to ‘replace what they once had’, rather than opting for unnatural looking enhancements with larger breast implants.”

Typically, 7 years ago, 46% of Breast Augmentation patients went up three cup sizes whereas over the last 12 months THMG’s most popular size increase was 2 cup sizes. Breast Surgery remains the most popular of all cosmetic surgery procedures, and it accounted for 48% of all procedures undertaken by The Harley Medical Group in the last 12 months. Irish attitudes have changed dramatically from 7 years ago, as women are now happy to show-off their surgery. Over 65% of Breast Augmentation patients are between 25-35 years old with the balance mostly post breast feeding.

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The Harley Medical Group Reports In Increase In Bald Patch Treatments

The Harley Medical Group has reported demand from male patients for laser rejuvenation treatments is up +93% over the last quarter, across its 30 clinics.

Laser rejuvenation treatments now account for 11% of all non-surgical treatments carried out during June, July and August at the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group. More unusual requests received this year are for skin regeneration treatments on receding hairlines, including laser treatment and chemical peels to reduce the appearance of aging sun spots.

Laura Marshall, specialist nurse counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, said: “The skin on the scalp is delicate and when not protected by hair or high factor sun cream is prone to burning which can cause dark patches, spots and wrinkles to form. Coming to terms with a receding hairline has always been a challenge for a man, but to then suffer the effects of sun damage on the balding area adds insult to injury. Rejuvenation treatments can help minimise the visible signs of aging skin.”

Liz Dale, Director, The Harley Medical Group added: “We’re not talking big numbers of bald–patch treatments but the fact we’re getting more enquiries does demonstrate how men are taking non-surgical treatments increasingly seriously as a cosmetic solution. With successful, high profile men, like Simon Cowell, openly talking about their cosmetic regimes it’s a subject that has become more acceptable for men to tackle.”

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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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