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Recession Frown Lines Drive Injectables Bookings

One of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery providers has revealed a rise in bookings of injectable treatments, as patients tackle recession frown and worry lines. The Harley Medical Group, with 31 clinics nationwide, has reported a 9% increase in bookings for Botox® and Dermal Fillers amongst the 35+ age group for women, however the gap is lessening between genders, with more males making bookings. The majority of bookings being made are for treatments on the forehead and around the eyes.

Lisa Littlehales, Leading Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Repetitive facial expressions can lead to deep wrinkles and lines developing on the skin, resulting in a ‘permanent’ expression on the face. Constant frowning, creasing of the brow when thinking, and rubbing the forehead all result in lines and wrinkles appearing. Patients often tell us people have commented that they look angry or upset because of their frown and worry lines, and this has inspired them to book in.

“Frown lines appear vertically between the brows, and are usually between 1.5 – 2 inches long. Depending on how deep the line is, we would usually treat this area with two or three injections of Dermal Filler, plumping out the skin giving an overall smoother look. Worry lines appear horizontally across the forehead and often patients can have multiple lines. Botox® and Fillers injected along the length of the lines will help to rejuvenate the skin, and create a more youthful appearance.”

Sally Taber, who manages the Standards and Training principles for TreatmentsYouCanTrust.co.uk, which is the only scheme to register appropriately qualified and regulated providers of cosmetic injectables, also comments on the ‘recession treatment trend’, saying: “We’ve heard from many providers on the register that Dermal Fillers have been very popular this year, with many consumers looking to tackle their worry lines. It still remains of paramount importance that consumers choose a provider wisely – these popular treatments are safe and deliver excellent results if carried out by providers with a clinical background and in a clinical environment.”

Littlehales continues: “It’s not only injectables that patients are turning to, to help achieve a smooth and youthful appearance. Skin peels are very effective treatments in helping to rejuvenate the skin and help reverse the signs of ageing. The Agera Skin Peel and the Obagi Blue Peel both help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which helps the skin to bounce back into shape and prevents lines and wrinkles from forming.”

Natasha Boast, a patient who has had fillers at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself age radically in a year is not good for morale, especially when your work situation is precarious and you are juggling paying family bills.

“I started to look permanently cross as well, as my frown line between my eyes was so strong and my children started asking why Mummy was angry. I decided to have Fillers and am so pleased I did. I feel happier and more positive and don’t feel miserable when I catch myself in the mirror.”

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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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Mums Look To Non-Surgical Treatments To Achieve School Gate Confidence

With celebrity school mums like Elle McPherson and Claudia Schiffer providing inspiration from their perfectly groomed school gate snaps, The Harley Medical Group has seen a rise in mums booking in for rejuvenating treatments to achieve that same enviable yummy mummy look, in time for the new school term.

The Group reports a huge 26% rise in the past two months, from female patients booking in for treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, skin peels and medical microdermabrasions, citing competition at the school gates as their reason.

Says Lisa Littlehales, Specialist Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group: “Lots of mums come in for non-surgical treatments before their children start school again.

“Most of these women have minimal spare time and don’t have time to put on makeup every day, so non-surgical treatments which are quick and with minimal pain mean that with busy term times, they are a great option. Most last up to a minimum of three months, which means that mums will stay looking great and feeling confident at the school gates all term.”

Jenny Powell, 43, UK television presenter, mother and patient at The Harley Medical Group, comments on her reasons for looking to non-surgical options: “I have a busy lifestyle and often find that the challenges and strain of juggling work and family take its toll on my appearance, as I don’t always have the time to pay too much attention to the way I look.

“Once the school term starts again I feel especially conscious about my appearance in front of the other mums at the school gate – especially as so many celebs in the media are seen looking amazing when they drop off their kids. In order to make sure I look and feel my best before the new term I tend to have a medical microdermabrasion treatment. The treatment always rejuvenates my skin and makes it look amazing even if I don’t have time for my makeup, which is perfect for those very busy days.”

Top five school gate treatments
1. Botox
2. Dermal fillers
3. Skin peels
4. Microdermabrasion
5. Non-surgical facelift

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Recent Reports Show That Brits Are Increasingly Spending More Money On Their Looks

Therefore it’s no surprise that plastic surgery clinics have reported an increase in non-surgical procedures such facial peels, fillers and Botox®.

Botox® is just one of many procedures which has increased in popularity over recent years. Many high profile celebrities such as Britains Got Talents, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell are big Botox® ambassadors, having several sessions a year.

The treatment itself involves the injection of purified protein into the chosen area, which then reduces the activity of the muscles that cause the formation of wrinkles over time.

Botox® has now been taken a step further and can even prevent excess sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. A series of injections in the treated area, usually the underarm, will gradually decrease levels of perspiration until it practically stops for the next six months.

Recent studies have shown that despite the credit crunch hanging over our heads, it hasn’t affected the growing demand for non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, facial fillers and chemical peels.

The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeries, provides a vast number of non-surgical treatments across its 19 clinics throughout the UK.

The Group saw an incredible 226 per cent increase in the number of non-surgical procedures performed in 2008. A total of 5,200 treatments were carried out across the group last year with treatments such as Botox®, hyperhidrosis and skin peels risingin popularity.

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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