Just imagine a life without shaving

Laser hair removal may not be the first thing that comes to mind when finding a way to keep your skin smooth and stubble-free for summer. Even though it requires more planning then just buying razors and shaving cream, laser hair removal does have some spectacular benefits.

Does it work for everyone?

Technically, yes. Any person can be treated as long as his or her skin can take the intensity of the laser

Why is it better than waxing?

In short: fewer treatments, way longer results. Waxing requires monthly maintenance, and each time, the hair must be long enough to be waxed. For laser, we say on average each area requires 3-6 treatments to achieve permanent results.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. However, this is generally quite minimal.

Which areas can be treated?

You can get laser hair removal on most areas of your face and body. The most popular areas are legs, bikini, underarms and arms.

Is there anything I should avoid post-treatment?

Following treatment you can return to normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sun cream is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

If you are interested in Laser Hair Removal then please contact The Hospital Group.

Singer Iggy Azalea admits to secret breast surgery

In a new interview with Vogue Iggy Azalea has admitted that she’s undergone cosmetic surgery and had a secret boob job four months ago.

When asked what she would change about her figure, Iggy said:

“I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life.”

The 24 year old was reportedly fed up of having to have extra padding put into her stage costumes and wanted to wear lingerie without underwire.

The blonde star didn’t want to reveal her breast surgery secret and discuss it in public because she was concerned about her impressionable fans and didn’t want to make them body conscious.

If you are interested in Breast Surgery then please contact The Hospital Group. We offer free, no obligation consultations with GMC registered surgeons.

“I bought a tummy tuck for my 50th”

There seems to be a growing trend for women having surgery to mark a milestone birthday and a recent article on the Mail Online provided proof of this with one woman’s story.

Simone had her 50th birthday approaching and she decided that celebrating with a cruise or a party wasn’t going to be enough. Instead the grandmother from Kent treated herself to a new stomach, which she said was the ultimate birthday treat to herself and was one of the best decisions she had ever made.

“A tummy tuck was something I had thought about but the time never seemed right. Then I was facing a new decade, my circumstances had changed dramatically and it seemed not only the perfect time, but also the perfect way to mark the occasion.”

“Now thanks to my operation I have entered my fifties looking and feeling better then ever.”

After giving birth to her three children, now all grown up, by caesarean, she had always been unhappy with the scar and then when she later had to have a hysterectomy the additional scarring meant her tummy ‘never recovered’.

“I was left with an apron of saggy skin that I absolutely hated. I knew no amount of exercise would change it. I did my best to hide it in Spanx underwear and always wore shorts over my bikini. I just assumed that at my age it was too late to fix or worth worrying about.”

But now with her 50th birthday looming she decided to take action and booked a consultation to discuss the surgery. In March 2012 Simone underwent the procedure where the surgeon removed more than 2lbs of excess skin from her stomach.

Twelve weeks later was her birthday and she unveiled her new body to her family and friends in a figure hugging black dress.

“I would never have been able to wear it before. I felt wonderful and it truly was a fabulous day and I think having the surgery helped me face my fifties with confidence I might never have had.”

End of winter beauty tips

Now that spring is finally nearly here we wanted to research tips on how to beat the winter skin woes and refresh the face. A Dermatologist fromNew Yorkgave the below tips for how to reboot the skin for the warmer months for all ages.

What skin care methods work for women in their 20s?

In your 20’s the goal is to preserve and protect your skin. Many skin issues at this age might be due to lifestyle – partying too much, pulling all nighters, forgetting to wash make up off. It’s important to start a consistent skin routine that can counteract the effects this type of living can have on skin. The ideal regimen would be: 

  1. Cleanse: Choose a gentle cleanser that can remove make up and any dirt but that doesn’t dry out your skin, to use in the morning and at night to wash the face.
  2. Moisturize: Use a lightweight moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. Wearing sunscreen daily throughout the year is one of the most important things you can add to your skin care regimen to minimize skin ageing.
  3. Double down: Add in an antioxidant serum. This is applied underneath your moisturizer.

What skin care methods work for women in their 30’s and 40’s?

Skin can be getting weaker at this age, which makes puffiness more prominent. It’s time to strengthen the skin with a morning peptide serum under SPF to build firming collagen, as well as an eye cream. At night you could introduce a cream that will promote collagen production.

What skin care methods work for women in their 50’s and up?

Moisturizing is key, so add in thicker products while still maintaining anti-aging ingredients. Switch to a creamy cleanser or a cleansing oil, and use thicker day and night moisturizers if you need more hydration. Also add in products which provide a bit of a lift and skin firming.

Is Matt Lucas considering weight loss surgery

Matt Lucas has revealed he has thought about getting weight loss surgery as he is struggling to lose weight.

The comedian has been living in Los Angeles since 2011 and blames the lifestyle there for causing him to pile on the pounds, admitting he gorges on cakes and burgers throughout the day.

This came to light during an interview on The Jonathan Ross show when he said:

“I might get one of those gastric things. I don’t know what to do. I am at a loss. I want to lose some weight. I eat cakes…. You can have beef burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner over inAmerica.”

Matt, 40, previously lost 2 stone after his doctors gave him a stern warning about the state of his health. He also revealed that his dad died of a heart attack at a young age, which prompted him to admit at the time that he needed to take more ‘responsibilty’.

If you would like some more information about weight loss surgery then please contact The Hospital Group

Take 10 years off your smile…

When it comes to ageing, the first thing we scrutinize is our skin. But teeth are also huge factors in how old we look.

Luckily, improving your smile and looking years younger are easier then ever, thanks to the wide assortment of cosmetic dental procedures. Here is a quick overview of the most popular options:

Tooth whitening

Whilst there are lots of home teeth whitening products, professional teeth bleaching or whitening is the most effective way to whiten your teeth whilst leaving the teeth untouched. It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways of achieving a more attractive smile.

Braces

We offer a range of clear and removable tooth alignment braces which straighten your front teeth in a quick and comfortable way. The braces are clear so only you need know you are wearing them

Veneers

Our veneers are made of paper thin porcelain; they can be placed over your existing teeth. The porcelain is very strong and the veneers are available in a wide choice of colours from brilliant white to a range of more natural shades to blend in with your own teeth. The Hospital Group’s dental veneers are virtually pain free to apply as your own teeth are left intact, with no need for grinding down. The results are amazing and they make a dramatic improvement in your smile.

Which option would be best for you? If you are unsure why not arrange a consultation to discover what procedure or treatment would benefit you. We’ll tailor-make an individual cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that’s right for you. You’ll receive expert advice with no obligation.

Jeremy Kyle: I’ve had Botox injections so I can look younger on screen

Chat show host Jeremy Kyle has revealed he’s had Botox injections in a bid to remain youthful on screen.

The 49 year old let cameras film him having the treatment for an episode of his latest TV series the Kyle Files. Kyle opened up about the injections, saying:

“I gave it a lot of thought and I don’t regret it at all. I see pictures of myself before Botox and I see the ones after and I am happy.

“I am on television 1500 times a year and it is a very small way, and a safe way, of looking a little better than I used to.

“Is that vanity? Some will say that. Is it silly? Some will say it is. But I’m not going to lie about it, why would I?”

The outspoken star has revealed he’d like to stand for parliament when his TV days are over and address head on the issues he deals with in his show.

If you are interested in having anti-wrinkle injections or for more information please contact The Hospital Group.

Researchers find ‘strong link’ between weight loss surgery and survival

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association obese people can gain extra years of life after weight loss surgery – halving their risk of dying early from any cause.

New evidence from the study shows bariatric surgery – giving people procedures such as gastric bands – can improve long-term survival for patients from any age group. This reportedly works by cutting diabetes and other obesity-related conditions including heart problems. The research also shows that it has become safer in recent years.

The study found obese people had a 53% lower risk of dying from any cause at five to fourteen years after weight loss surgery. The study involved 2500 obese patients and nearly 7500 matched control receiving care at medical centres in the US Department of Veterans Affairs health system.

“We have tracked a large group of patients for a long enough time that we can clearly see a strong link between bariatric surgery and long-term survival,” says study leader Dr David Arteburn.

“As time passes, the risk of dying among the patients who’ve had surgery appears to be diverging from those of the matched controls who haven’t had surgery.”

Operations for weight loss surgery such as the fitting of a gastric band or gastric bypass surgery are available to treat obesity by reducing the amount of food eaten.

The World Health Organisation warns obesity has reached epidemic proportion globally, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

It warns 44 % of the diabetes burden, 23% of the heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of the burden of certain cancers are attributable to people being overweight or obese.

If you would like some more information about weight loss surgery then please contact The Hospital Group

 

 

Cosmetic surgery trends 2015

With the end of one year and beginning of another year, clinic comparison website WhatClinic.com have taken time to have a look at cosmetic surgery trends in 2014 and come up with their own predictions for cosmetic surgery in 2015.

They have identified the top cosmetic surgery trends of last year. And what was the most popular?

Rhinoplasty, better known as nose jobs. This procedure rose by 1,200% in 2014, while nasal tip surgery saw an increase of 763%.

Last year, according to WhatClinic’s research, also saw enquiries for mini facelifts increase as well as eye-lift surgery, which have increased by 578%.

Combating weight issues was popular last year too, with mini abdominoplasty, full abdominoplasty and lipoabdominoplasty being popular choices.

Liposuction is the third most popular surgical treatment in the UK, with fat transfer close behind in fourth and tummy tucks in seventh place, in terms of enquiries. Despite already being constantly popular, enquiries for liposuction have risen by 69% in the past 12 months, while fat transfer enquiries are up 166% and tummy tucks up 68%.

The director of WhatClinic.com said: “Not only is the market huge – it’s growing at a phenomenal rate. With obesity a growing concern, it’s no surprise that bariatric procedures are on the rise. These figures confirm that in the UK, breast augmentation and nose jobs are more popular then ever.

“With demand so high, it’s crucial that patients have access to information about the credentials and qualifications of their chosen practitioner. We advise anyone considering going under the knife, to find a practitioner who is qualified, experienced and totally transparent about the risks involved. Don’t be afraid to ask about qualifications and insurance cover.”

WhatClinic predict 2015 top five procedures:

1. Neck liposuction
2. Lip reduction
3. Liposuction
4. Gynaecology surgery
5. Chin implant

Tyra Banks shares her anti-ageing tips

Supermodel and host of “America’s Next Top Model” Tyra Banks is an internationally renowned star, who, like many supermodels, never seems to look a day older. So we’ve compiled her top tips for anti-ageing.

“I’m obsessed with moisture. I’m not afraid of oils. I think my obsession with moisturizing is one of the reasons I’ve held onto not looking my age.

Tyra credits her mother for her skin care knowledge and claims to follow her advice about moisturising immediately after a shower, even now. Keeping to a strict skin care regime, Tyra opens up about her face washing ritual.

“I wash my makeup off before I go to bed 99.9 percent of the time, but sometimes when I’m too tired I won’t. Back in the day when I wasn’t wearing non-comodogenic makeup, I’d break out, so I really feel beautiful doing the ritual of washing off my makeup.”

The TV host, who’s often been linked with nose reshaping has not ruled out non-surgical treatments or cosmetic surgery to fight the signs of age.

Tyra said that she was frustrated with other models who talk negatively about cosmetic surgery.

“I hate when models say ‘oh plastic surgery is just a wrong thing.’ What are you talking about? You won the genetic lottery.”

Not one to mince her words, Tyra says she is all for cosmetic surgery. In fact, the creator and host of the hit reality show Americas Next Top Model thinks its “absolutely fantastic”.

Does that mean that the still-radiant 40 year old has plans to go under the knife in the future?

“I’m very lucky. But if one day I have wrinkles and don’t like it, I don’t know if I’ll cut myself but maybe …… a little Botox and fillers.”