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.


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


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.”

Jenni Murray: “Surgery is not a quick fix, for me, it’s the only fix”

Dame Jenni Murray has made a career out of asking difficult questions so it is no surprise that the Woman’s Hour presenter is equally direct when it comes to her own life.

“I am obese and I need to do something about it”

Over the years Jenni has tried every diet going. She’s consumed cabbage soup in large quantities, cut out carbohydrates and a few years ago did actually lose 7 stone. The only problem was that she put it back on, which is why she is now planning to have a gastric bypass.

“This is not about vanity, it’s about my health. I’ve had cancer, I’ve had a hip replacement and I want to live for a while longer yet. Surgery is not a quick fix, for me, it’s the only fix.”

The 64 year old admits that her weight has always yo-yoed, but it was when she hit 50 that she began to resemble a “blow up balloon”.

It was then that she carried out extensive research into the causes of obesity and is now sufficiently convinced that if she doesn’t have surgery she will never be able to shift the extra weight.

“Initially I was thinking of having a gastric band, but the more research I did, the more I realised that I would be better having a bypass. A band basically creates a new mini stomach, which limits the amount of food you can eat because you become fuller quicker. A bypass, which diverts food from the upper stomach to the small intestine not only reduces the amount of food you eat but also the amount absorbed.”

When Murray first wrote about the possibility of surgery this summer she admitted she was worried about the response.

“It was a concern but there wasn’t a backlash. I was very careful how I wrote that piece. I wanted to be honest, but I also wanted to address some of the misconceptions surrounding the whole issue of weight loss surgery.”

Katie Price to have seventh breast enlargement

Katie Price has revealed plans to have her seventh boob job after Christmas and hopes to sell her current implants in a bid to raise money for charity.

The former glamour model has given birth to her fifth child – daughter Bunny – in August this year, and she says pregnancy has had a negative effect on her 34F breasts.

“I’m having a boob job, it’s my Christmas present to myself. It’s weird but I only had my boobs done 3 months before I met Kieran and they were the best boobs that I have ever done.

“Then I was pregnant for two years and they need redoing again. There will be no babies for a while.”

The 36 year old admits that she’s keen to put her old implants to good use once she finally has the operation.

“We should sell these implants for charity,” she told The Sun. “I’ve got more pairs in the safe. You could have these right from inside me in a few weeks.”

Katie admits that her breasts generate mixed comments but she’s well aware that they have helped to boost her career.

Renee Zellwegger’s changing face

The 45 year old actress shocked her fans last week when she emerged on the red carpet looking a far cry from fresh faced Bridget Jones – the character she is best known for playing.

According to a top cosmetic surgeon Renee may have had a little help to achieve this new look.

“It is apparent that she has undergone a number of subtle cosmetic procedures to change the appearance of her face.”

“Renee has undergone some facial procedures to contour the shape of her face including fillers, around her nasolabial folds and cheeks to give her face a fuller appearance, plus Botox around the brow area to tighten her skin and make it appear more youthful.”

“The most significant procedure appears to be Blepharoplasty (eye bag removal and eye lid reduction) which has opened up her eyes and face dramatically. In her youth Renee had heavier lids which after time may cause a ‘droopy’ or ‘tired appearance’ but in more recent images it is clear she’s had some skin and or fat removed which has opened up her eyes.”

There has been no confirmation from Renee that she has had cosmetic surgery, a spokesperson for the actress has been contacted for comment.