Ageing Through The Ages

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Ageing is about more than just wrinkles. As we get older, several different areas of our faces change, at Epsom Skin Clinics we pride ourselves on giving you the best advice to determine what treatment plan and products can help prevent, correct and bring out your natural beauty.

In our 20′s:
Great collagen support, the backbone of skin and hyaluronic acid supply keeps skin supple and gives a healthy glow in our twenties. At this point in our lives, the fat below the surface of our skin; around the apples of our cheeks is the widest area and usually is firm and perky, the chin is very narrow, coming almost to a point. Visually, this gives the face a youthful triangle shape.Sadly, our skin’s intrinsic ageing process (ageing influenced by internal physiological factors) begins as early as our mid- twenties. Skin-repair mechanisms begin to slow and production of collagen decreases. Since intrinsic ageing is just beginning, external ageing signs are not yet visible however can start to appear around the eyes in the form of fine lines.

In our 30’s:
When we start to notice an uneven skin tone with broken blood vessels and sun spots starting to become more of an issue, sometimes along with lines between eyes and crow’s feet. This is the decade when lifestyle habits from your earlier years start to show on your face.

In our 40’s and 50’s:
Decreasing hormone levels begin to influence skin. At this point in our lives, the face starts losing even more of the subcutaneous fat that was there in our twenties, although it doesn’t decline equally in all areas causing sagging skin to appear more prominent and early signs of jowl formation can start to be seen at this age.

In our 60’s,70’s and beyond
Continued reduction of facial fat and bone structure causes the cheeks and eye sockets to appear even more hollowed. This process, along years of gravity, cause facial skin to appear even more lax.

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Revitalash – NEW Product Of The Month

November 6, 2014 |  by

Just as the hair on your head can thin with age – so can your lashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some common causes for thinning lashes are trauma, such as pulling too hard when removing makeup, medications and certain health conditions like an underactive thyroid. Regardless of the cause, thinning lashes can cause a lot of frustration. RevitaLash is a product that will help restore fullness to lashes that have lost their youthful fullness. Developed by a physician to restore his wife’s lashes after chemotherapy treatment, RevitaLash uses the power of natural botanicals and peptides to nourish and strengthen fragile, thinning lashes helping them regain their fullness.

Available in clinic today – £67.50

Skinade – Drink your way to beautiful skin

November 5, 2014 |  by

Skinade is a drink. It works from the inside out to rebuild and strengthen the collagen matrix below the skin’s surface, boost natural levels of hydration and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Developed by leading UK scientists and manufactured in the UK, our patent-pending formulation contains high-grade collagen and essential micronutrients.

Our high-grade collagen is sourced from fresh-water fish, which is low in sodium and avoids mercury contamination. It is a precious ingredient and we include 7000mg in each bottle

Skinade contains only the highest quality ingredients with no artificial flavours or colouring and fewer than 35 calories. It offers a convenient addition to your daily skincare regime.

Drinking Skinade on a daily basis results in firmer, more even toned, hydrated, radiant, youthful and healthier looking skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles and repairs connective tissue, so you’ll also benefit from stronger, healthier and faster-growing hair and nails.

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woman2woman – 90 Days To Reclaim Your Health

June 4, 2014 |  by

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Now is your chance to do something about it. Imagine creating a vibrant and energetic life by addressing your body’s exact wants and needs and getting to the root cause of dysfunction and chronic health issues.

The aim of this programme is to help women who are feeling fat, tired, bloated, stressed out and depressed by addressing their hormonal imbalances and uncovering hidden stressors to enable them to reclaim the health they deserve and rediscover their mojo. Take the guesswork out of what’s going wrong in your body and discover the root cause and long term solution.

Do you answer YES to some or all of these questions:

1. Do your mood and energy levels swing up and down?
2. Are you overweight, particularly around the middle and just can’t lose it no matter     what you do?
3. Do you have PMS symptoms, painful or heavy periods?
4. Do you have night sweats or hot flushes?
5. Do you have low sex drive?
6. Do you have migraines or headaches?
7. Do you have difficulty falling asleep or have disrupted sleep?
8. Are you anxious or depressed?
9. Do you cry easily?

10. Do you crave sugar or salt?
11. Do you need a coffee to wake up in the morning and a few glasses of wine to chill out at night?

If many or all of these apply to you then chances are your hormones are out of whack and you’re not alone. I’ve seen many women just like you and helped them rediscover their old self again

Once you have the right advice and are given the right plan of action it isn’t that hard to do. 

Functional Nutrition is an approach that lets you take control of your health by focusing on the roots of being healthy.

The programme is designed to rebuild your health by getting to the root causes of your health issues and transform your health, wellbeing and vitality

 We achieve this by listening to your unique health history and personal story,  looking at your genetics, environment and lifestyle and through the use of functional lab testing. Using the results of functional lab tests I am able to identify healing opportunities and work with you to rebuild your health using the potent, proven, professional protocols in my DRESS code for health programme. This includes diet, rest, exercise, supplements and stress reduction. Functional nutrition holds the utmost respect for biochemical individuality and as such we tailor each programme to the individual rather than a “one size fits all” approach. Functional nutrition does not diagnose or treat disease but is a holistic approach to building health which can be complementary to and easily integrated with most medical approaches in use today.

 Click the link below to arrange your complementary Strategy Session. During this time we’ll discuss your own personal health issues, what you’ve tried in the past that has or hasn’t worked and your personal health goals for the future. Towards the end of the session we can explain the functional nutrition process, how it can work for you. This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether this is the right programme for you.You’ll also receive action steps you can put into practice immediately whether you decide to go ahead or not.

I’ll commit to you my full support and experience in helping you achieve the health you deserve

I look forward to learning how I can support you

 

In Health

Helen

Helen Williams

Tel: 0208 226 5063

E-Mail: info@surreynutritionclinic.co.uk

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Cosmetic Surgery Open Evening

February 19, 2014 |  by

Come along to our Epsom Clinic on Monday 24th March 2014 between 6-8pm to meet Mr Geoff Wilson of Surrey Plastic Surgery Services.

 

Meet the surgeon and ask any questions you may have and get further information on procedures such as The Mini-Facelift, Eyebrow Hitch and Upper & Lower Blephroplasty

 

Places are limited so please book in with Shellie on 01372-737280.

Alison’s Blepharoplasty Treatment Case Study

September 25, 2013 |  by

Introduction

I have always had eyelids that were heavy and overhanging and when the Epsom
Skin Clinic publicised an open evening announcing a collaboration with Mr Geoff
Wilson from Surrey Plastic Surgery I was intrigued to find out more.

At the open evening the staff of the clinic welcomed me and other existing clinic
clients with a short introduction to the procedures which could be done under
local anaesthetic at the clinic. Mr Wilson and I had a quick chat and he assessed the
possibility of the chosen procedure.

Costs and details of the procedure and the possible recovery time were discussed
and each client advised to book a further consultation if they wished to go ahead
with the procedure. Mr Wilson has been working as local NHS Plastic Surgeon for
many years and has recently decided to concentrate on his private practice and
offers both major and minor procedures at other hospitals around Surrey.

As a client of the Epsom Skin Clinic for many years the thought of having the
procedure under local anaesthetic in familiar surroundings and with familiar
staff was appealing.

A few weeks later I attended for a full consultation with Mr Wilson at which he
explained in detail what the Upper Blepharoplasty (as the operation is known) would
involve. He agreed that my looks and eyesight would benefit from the removal of
the excess skin on my upper eyelids and advised in addition a Brow Hitch to help the
shaping of the eyebrows. He drew diagrams to explain the procedure and possible
side effects and took a detailed medical history. I was then advised that I would be
contacted by his assistant to confirm my decision and book a date. He explained
that there would be some bruising and redness for a few days after the operation
and that I should be prepared to rest during that time. As soon as the date was
confirmed I took the first two days as leave and then arranged to work from home
for the rest of the week.

Day of Operation

On the day of the operation I took some painkillers two hours before the procedure
as advised by Dr Steventon, the Medical Director of Epsom Skin Clinic and got a lift
to the clinic as it would not be advisable to drive home immediately after the
operation. After a further consultation at which Mr Wilson confirmed I wished to go
ahead with the procedure I signed the consent form and was taken into the minor
surgery room.

The room is light and airy with ambient music playing in the
background, no sign of scary instruments except the bright theatre lights. I was
positioned comfortably on the theatre couch ensuring I was warm and supported.
The initial introduction of the local anaesthetic was more than a “little sting” but
bearable and was the only pain I felt. During the procedure the Mr Wilson, the nurse
and assistant kept making sure that I was alright and I felt only pressure on my brow
and eyelids during the 45 minute procedure. When it was completed I was given a cup
of tea and biscuits before being driven home. I was advised that I should take some fairly
strong painkillers within a couple of hours of the procedure and should not lie
down flat for at least 2-3 days.

I experienced a small amount of bleeding from one of
the brow incisions but with a little pressure that stopped quickly. I positioned myself
with plenty of supporting pillows in a reclining armchair and dozed in front of the TV
for several hours. The soreness kicked in about 4 hours after the operation and I
took the painkillers as prescribed with very good effect. The numbness from the
local anaesthetic was beginning to wear off and it felt tight and sore. Sleeping sitting up
is not easy and I found that being in a bed on my own with several “V shaped”
pillows was the best solution, that way I did not disturb anyone else and could doze,
listen to music or watch TV if sleep was not completely possible.

I needed further pain relief I the middle of the night but by the next morning I I felt only slight
soreness, which was controlled by paracetamol. I was advised not to take anti-inflammatory
tablets such as aspirin or ibuprofen as this can increase the risk of
bruising and bleeding, I did take the precaution of taking some arnica tablets and
using arnica ointment around the bruised areas. The eyelids were very swollen and
bruised but the area of the brow lift was the most painful, some bruising was
beginning to come down under my eyes as well but this was minimal.

Day 1

Even though I had decided I would be unable to work I was asked to join a
conference call as an issue needed resolving and I was able to comfortably join the
call. I must admit for the rest of the afternoon I dozed in the armchair. A shower was
allowed but I must remember not to wipe the eyes, allowing the water to flow over
my face is soothing but it is difficult to find the shampoo and conditioner when you
can’t open your eyes – so wash your hair before you allow the water to flow over
your eyes!! I pat my face dry using a clean flannel to prevent any infection from the
towel. Sleep was little easier that night but I did take the precaution of saving some
of the strong painkillers for last thing at night to aid sleep.

Day 2

The eyelids are probably more swollen and a little more bruising is coming
out but as I bruise very easily, I have been known to have bruises from Botox and
Dermal Filler injections in the past, I am surprised at how little bruising there is. I am
also surprised that I need only minimal pain relief and have only taken a sngle dose
of paracetamol. I have a business meeting at home with some colleagues who are
also friends and they have been warned that I might look like a Panda – however
they announce that if I had not told they would just have assumed I was wearing
purple eye shadow! After taking the last of the strong pain killers sleep is a little
easier but I remain sitting.

Day 3

More bruising and the eyelids feel very sore, the antibiotic ointment that I
have been advised to apply several times a day is melting and running into my eyes
and causing blurred vision, so although I feel that I could drive, I decide that it is
not advisable with the ointment on. I work from home and manage to complete a
number of projects, most of my work involves a computer and I do find that my eyes
get more tired than usual but otherwise I feel fine. I am getting used to it and I do
manage to sleep through the night sitting up.

Day 4

I wake feeling more alert, I have to attend a meeting with a local company
today and I need to drive so I forgo the ointment in the morning and manage to
apply a small amount of mineral foundation and usual lipstick. The girls in the
office at the company have been warned but they are all intrigued to see that the
scar and stitches ( 12 in the left and 13 in the right eyelid) are hardly visible – they
are impressed and ask for details of the surgeon! I must admit that I am glad to
get home and rest my eyes which are little dry and scratchy, the feeling is really
beginning to come back now. Driving hundreds of miles to a meeting is part of my
normal work pattern this was only 5 miles down the road and I am tired. Tonight I will
sleep well, I have slightly reduced the pile of pillows but continue to be elevated and
not flat.

3 Months Later

After 3 months the scars are almost invisible, and I have been able to experiment with
eye make-up to enhance the look, this was previously a pointless exercise as the make up
was not visible as soon as I opened my eyes!

My confidence is increased and I am pleasantly surprised at the number of people who
comment on my appearance and are surprised by my age – most would take at least 10 years off my real age.

Thank you Epsom Skin Clinics and Mr Geoff Wilson for making me feel good about myself.

Quit smoking for 28 days this Stoptober

September 24, 2013 |  by

Stoptober – England’s mass 28-day stop smoking campaign – is back and Epsom Skin Clinics Stop Smoking Service is hoping as many people as possible will take up the challenge.

Almost one in five adults in Surrey still smoke, despite the fact that smoking is the nation’s biggest killer. A staggering half of long-term smokers die prematurely from a smoking-related disease. New research by Public Health England has highlighted the extra years of life that can be gained by giving up smoking and staying smoke free.

A person who stops smoking for 28 days is five times more likely to stay smoke free.

During Stoptober, Epsom Skin Clinics Stop Smoking Service aims to help as many smokers as possible achieve this goal. As well as the health benefits, quitting saves the average smoker more than £150 a month. That’s almost £2,000 a year. It also saves taxpayers’ money, by reducing costs for the NHS, fire services and local councils.

A Director of Public Health said: “Half of all smokers die as a result of smoking. It claims more than 80,000 lives in England prematurely and costs the NHS up to £2.7bn each year. Accepting the Stoptober challenge means you know that life is precious and that stopping smoking is the first step to a longer and healthier life.”

Epsom Skin Clinics Stop Smoking Service offers the very best stop smoking system.

Stop smoking easily with Revolve – Quit those cigarettes in just 1 session
This service offers a free follow up session to keep you on track, along with the facility to contact me for any advice to help you stay smoke free during this 28 day period.

My method uses a combination of belief and conditioning elimination strategies, visualisation and positive thinking and suggestion to make stopping smoking as easy as possible. Over 95% of the 5000 (verified success rate) smokers treated with this system have been helped to quit. This shows you that with the right mindset, now you can give up easily, after just one session.

If you are serious about stopping smoking then please contact Jon young on 07825786947 mail@r-evolve.me.uk

Botox Gets Approval for Treating Crow’s Feet

September 16, 2013 |  by

On September 11, 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, commonly called crow’s feet.

Crows’ feet – or lateral canthal lines, as they known scientifically – are thought to be caused by repeated muscle contractions associated with making facial expressions, like smiling. Over time, the folding of the skin caused by these contractions creates permanent lines in the skin.

Botox is made from a toxic protein called botulinum which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large doses, this toxin causes botulism, a disease which can cause muscle paralysis. In the small doses used in Botox, however, it can temporarily relax the muscles responsible for facial wrinkles, leading to an improved appearance.

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R20 Laser Tattoo Removal

September 11, 2013 |  by

It’s always the same reasons… I was too young, I didn’t put much thought into it, I got it on holiday, I thought we were in love… and all the while you normally have some one in the background saying you will regret it!!! Occasionally they are right. Nowadays Laser tattoo removal is becoming more and more common among people of all ages, with some interesting stories behind each one!

If it’s to get it removed or even faded for a cover up (please seriously think about this time!!!) then this is how it all starts. Firstly you would need a consultation so you can go through the do and dont’s. Once you are happy to go ahead get your self booked in. Be prepared the treatments are uncomfortable but not unbearable.

The way it works is the laser penetrates the tattoo ink and shatters it into small fragments which then allow our bodies to break it down… Very cool stuff! The after effects are pretty much like having a tattoo, it will be red, a little sore, and it can scab and also itch.

Normally you would have one treatment every 6 weeks which means it can take up to 2 years to get the results you want, which is not ideal! However the latest machines on the market are now presenting the R20 method and brand new technique that allows you to have up to 4 treatments in one day… Exciting huh!? After your first pass you will have to wait for around 20 minutes to allow the skin to calm and settle then it’s time for another round. The results are fantastic and will get you to your desired end point a lot quicker!

The R20 method is available at Epsom Skin Clinics, so get on-line, have a look and get yourself booked in… Have no regrets!

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Naomi Diamond – Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist