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Over 50 and Fabulous!

At 56 years old Carole Middleton, whose daughter was launched into the media spotlight on 29th April this year, has been quietly making her own mark as an emblem of style, sophistication and beauty for UK women over 50.

Recently pictured arriving at a charity event in London, it was Carole’s legs that were the centre of attention, looking sleek, shapely and picture perfect, Carole Middleton showed women everywhere that over 50 is the new fabulous.

Although she is leading the pack, as the poster woman for over 50’s, Carole Middleton is not the only one showing UK women how it’s done, with Carol Vorderman, 50, winning the 2011 rear of the year award and Helen Mirren, 66, crowned body of the year 2011.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Carole Middleton is emerging as an icon for British women of a similar age – she is definitely leading the trend for women over 50 feeling more attractive and confident than ever before.

“Just like Carole Middleton, lots of women over 50 are inspired to get their legs out and show off their confidence, 15% of non-surgical treatments for legs, across the Group’s 31 clinics are booked by over 50’s. These treatments include Thread Vein RemovalLaser Hair Removal and Aesthera PPX- a leading skin rejuvenation treatment which helps get rid of lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage.

“Surgical treatments such as a Facelift, Eye-Bag Removal, Tummy Tucks and Breast Uplifts, are also popular among women over 50, who want to rejuvenate their bodies. Many of these women opt for surgical options to help them look as confident as they feel.”

Top Treatments Among Women Over 50
Non-Surgical Facelift
Thread Vein Removal for the legs
Stretch marks and Scar Removal 
Face lift

Eye Bag Removal

Breast Uplift
Tummy Tuck

For more information on surgical or non-surgical procedures please visit 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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Brits Turn to The Harley Medical Group for Pre-reunion Pampering

The UK’s biggest cosmetic surgery provider reports surge in women booking in for pre-reunion treatments.

The Harley Medical Group has announced a rise in non-surgical bookings for the first four months of the year, ahead of June, the most popular summer month for reunions in the UK*.

The UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group, which treated over 2,000 patients during April, has seen the biggest rise in non-surgical bookings amongst patients aged 25-35 years old. Bookings amongst men and women in this age group, are up 21% compared to the same time last year, with patients looking to refresh their skin and give themselves a “new you” feel.

Says Lisa Littlehales, specialist nurse counsellor at The Harley Medical Group:
“Many men and women are conscious of the effects that ageing has on their face and bodies. From 25 years old onwards we start losing, on average, 1.5% collagen from our skin every year. This is the age that fine lines begin to appear, pores become more visible and skin elasticity begins to decrease. Patients tend to book in for Botox, dermal fillers and other non-surgical treatments, to help prevent the ageing process, rejuvenate their skin and give them a fresher more youthful look.”

Littlehales continues: “We’ve have noticed that more patients are booking treatments in time for big events such as reunions, weddings and landmark birthdays – all events where they are likely to see people they haven’t seen for years. Many patients want to look and feel their best in front of people who may compare them to how they looked years ago.”

Says Matt Bushby, head of Friends Reunited: “June is the most popular time of the summer for reunions, this is the start of the wedding season and with the boom in social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, it is easier for people to find each other and arrange a meeting.”

The most popular reunion treatments at The Harley Medical Group are Botox and dermal fillers which have seen an 11% rise in bookings for the first four months of 2011, followed by skin peels, medical microdermabrasion and laser treatments for stretch marks and hair removal. Adding to this, the non-surgical facelift has seen 30 bookings since its launch in April.

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The Harley Medical Group Reports A New Trend This Spring – Laser Hair Removal On The Feet

The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic provider, has reported a 23% rise year-on-year in laser hair removal, as well as the normal pre-summer rush for silky smooth legs there has been an interesting new trend – a surge in bookings to ‘de-fuzz’ feet and toes in time for summer.

With an average person shaving 11,540 times in their lifetime, and a typical hair growth cycle of two days, women are turning their backs on their hairy areas, favoured by celebrities like Julia Roberts, and instead preferring the long lasting results of laser hair removal. Although the bikini, legs and underarms continue to be top of the laser list, the feet are becoming a popular area for women to have treated. This is often combined with treatments to the lower legs, and the Group revealed that 350 women booked foot treatments in the last two weeks of April alone.

Chantelle O’Leary, laser hair specialist at The Harley Medical Group, said: “Women are so much more comfortable in discussing their body hair. Five years ago women rarely would approach us for laser hair on more unusual areas, whereas now, females are embracing the options out there for them.”

Laser hair is a clinically proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair. The treatment results in 60-95% of targeted hair being permanently eliminated, offering patients a long-lasting and effective method of hair removal. The laser is passed over the skin which is absorbed by the hair pigment, targeting and destroying the follicle, reducing further growth.

Chantelle continues: “Treatment takes around 15 minutes on each foot, making it easy for busy career women or mums to fit into their daily routine. We recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, depending on the hair growth, with a rest period of four weeks between each booking. April and May are the ideal times to start a course to ensure smooth skin in time for summer.”

Case study quote: “I was always embarrassed about my feet – I had hair on my toes and tops of my feet. Summer was a nightmare; I was self-conscious in sandals, and avoided having any foot treatment like pedicures because I was worried someone would notice. Laser hair removal has made life so much easier; I feel much more confident in summer shoes, and no longer have to make time for lengthy hair removal processes.”

The Harley Medical Group’s Laser Hair Hotspots
1. Bikini Line
2. Lower Leg
3. Underarm
4. Upper Lip
5. Chin

For further information please visit www.harleymedical.co.uk.

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Summer Sun Sees Demand for Cosmetic Non-surgical Treatments

Top treatments this season include Botox injections, stretch mark removal, laser hair removal, skin peels and microdermabrasion.

With summer fast approaching The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, has seen an increase in bookings for non-surgical treatments, as many patients get bikini-body ready for the warmer months.

The Harley Medical Group offer a range of non-surgical treatments across their 31 clinics nationwide including stretch marks and scar removal, laser hair removal as well as Botox and skin peels to achieve fresher and more youthful skin.

Comments Lisa Littlehales, Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group: “As the weather warms up people start to think about their bodies and how they will look and feel come summer time. We offer a number of treatments to help people approach the season full of confidence. April is the perfect time to book a treatment at one of our clinics as it enables you to undertake a course of laser hair removal or stretch mark and scar removal in time for summer.”

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The Harley Medical Group has released its figures for 2008 while also revealing the cosmetic surgery trends that are expected in 2009

The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, has reported that the “city boy bonus” cosmetic surgery, which is usually buoyant early in the year, has been replaced with what’s been dubbed “city severance surgery” where city bankers are using their redundancy packages to rejuvenate their appearances for the challenges they face when trying to secure a new job.

Harley Medical also reports that the last three months and into January 2009 has seen a “softening” of 2008’s strong Breast Augmentation market which was popular with 20-something women in particular, whilst the “silver surgery” market has seen an increase. Overall, 2008 was a bumper year for the Harley Medical Group, with surgical business up 26% year on year.

Liz Dale, Director at the Harley Medical Group commented: “The market is moving almost on a weekly basis in 2009, with our City and Marlow clinics seeing a decline on “city boy bonus surgery” but almost pound for pound this market has been replaced by the “city severance surgery” with City patients using redundancy money to fund cosmetic surgery procedures. This has been reported by our City, Chelmsford and Marlow clinics in particular, with over 230 patients coming through the doors of our 25 clinics over the last three months citing redundancy money as their funding source.”

Lorraine Midwinter took voluntary redundancy from Lloyds TSB after 31 years service. Just one month after being made redundant, she booked into the Harley Medical Group’s Bristol clinic and opted for liposuction to her chin and abdomen. She said: “I’d thought about having surgery for some time but losing my job helped me make up my mind to go ahead with the procedure. Having the procedure has given me a huge confidence boost. I managed to secure an excellent new job two months after my severance surgery.”

While the breast augmentation market has slowed down over the past three months, facial surgery has enjoyed an uplift of 9% over the last quarter, which is in part due to “city severance surgery” patients opting for facial procedures. Experts also claim that the uplift in facial surgery could be down to a desire amongst people to increase their employability by improving their “fresh faced appeal”. Rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and face lifts have seen the strongest three month growth.

In 2009 The Harley Medical Group predicts that while surgical procedures, without enjoying the big patient increases that have been common in recent years, will continue to make up the majority of the bookings, non-surgical treatments will continue to grow significantly in 2009.

The Harley Medical Group’s programme of 2009 non-surgical product launches has begun with the introduction of the Obagi Blue Chemical Peel. Following an 86% growth in skin treatments year-on-year for 2008, the highly effective Obagi Blue has been dubbed by doctors as the “Recessionista’s Facelift”, thanks to its striking results and relatively low cost.

Amongst the other new treatments due to be released in 2009 exclusively through The Harley Medical Group is the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for successfully reducing and removing stretch marks, a problem that afflicts nearly 90% of all women over the age of 25 and a new liposuction for removal of unwanted fat that is faster, less traumatic and far more effective that the current treatments available in the UK or Ireland.

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.

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