OxygenZone – Serbia

10% discount on Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments and also SmartLipo


Oxygen Zone specialises in Thermal and Health Spas in Serbia, offering packages that can benefit a wide range of people. People suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, circulation problems, dysfunctions of cardiovascular system; gastrointestinal system, gynaecological problems; locomotive apparatus; metabolic system; neurological; psychological; respiratory system; skin disorders and geriatric conditions would particularly benefit from curative water treatments which have long lasting effects, plus wellness retreat for mind and body bliss – just nature healing the way it is meant to.

Give yourself a chance to naturally heal and rebalance through the deeply relaxing and revitalizing experience that a spa holiday can provide.

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

HBOT has been shown to be particularly effective in the cosmetic and spa treatments such as rejuvenation, anti-aging, weight loss, skin toner, cellulite, wrinkles reduction, fast nail grow, stress, and stimulation of the immune system among other number of benefits.

Also, there are patient reports of increased clarity of thoughts, more vivid dreams,
renewed energy and reduce fatigue following the HBOT treatments.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps to create the optimal terrain within your body so that your body can perform essential cell processes efficiently. It is also used to help promote healing in cosmetic surgery.

Hyperbaric oxygen facials are reviving faces in Hollywood and beyond. Breath for Health; Breath for Beauty! Boost Drive and Libido! Spice up your life with Hyperbaric Oxygen Holiday.

The company also provides cosmetic dentistry, non-surgical and other cosmetic procedures.

The Vitality Show – Olympia London 27-30 March 2008

London: Experience the latest health, beauty & well-being innovations all under one roof!

For the latest trends in health, beauty and well-being in 2008, why not book yourself and your best friend tickets for the ultimate girl’s day out, The Vitality Show with Muller ®? Jam-packed with lots of great brands, experiential show features and experts all under one roof, The Vitality Show is the ‘must go’ event for women in the UK.

Brands such as Dermalogica, Benefit Cosmetics and Aveda will be showcasing the very latest innovations, products and ideas enabling women to get a sneak preview of what’s hot and what’s not for 2008. Not only a great shopping event, with loads of great brands all together the show’s new experiential features include: The Happiness Theatre where visitors can attend happiness and friendship workshops; The Fitness Arena complete with trampolines for visitors to try out, free hair consultations and styling courtesy of the award winning Hobs Salon and the Luxury Beauty Hall; as well as the ever popular fabulous Fashion Catwalk.

World class experts will also be on hand to offer advice and insights across the world of health, beauty and well-being ensuring visitors to the show can pick up hot tips to take home and share with their friends.

The Vitality Show with Muller®, is Europe’s largest health, beauty and well-being show is back bigger and better than ever.

For a day packed with the latest and best in beauty, health and well-being, as well as inspirational advice, secrets, hints and tips from the experts, make The Vitality Show 2008 top of yours and your best friend’s diary!

Tickets to the show cost £17 on the door or £14 in advance. For further information visit the website www.thevitalityshow.co.uk or book your tickets by calling 0844 415 4416 (within the UK).

Renew Medica opens new clinic in Harrods London


Renew Medica, a leader in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in London and the South East, has opened a new clinic at Harrods in London.

On offer at Harrods and its other 14 clinics in the South East is a full-range of of on invasive skin treatments on offer including Laser Hair Removal, Photo-Rejuvenation (IPL), Skin Health Restoration, Micro-Dermabrasion, Botox, Wrinkle Treatment, Hyperhidrosis Control, Dermal Fillers and MesoGlow, to VISIA Complexion Analysis System, Remedial Electrolysis, (spelling) Micro-Pigmentation, Facial Chemical Peels and Sclerotherapy.

Clinical Director, Dr Sach Mohan, leads Renew Medica’s impeccable team of doctors, nurses and aestheticians.

He comments, “With such a fantastic team of skin experts and specialists, I am proud to say that Renew Medica is leading the Industry in advanced skin treatments and laser hair removal, with the highest level of service and clinical results. To announce the opening of our new flagship site within the Urban Retreat, Harrods is another milestone for us, but we will continue to make Renew Medica more accessible and affordable to all, and we look forward to build on our current 14 clinics.”

Renew Medica’s Harrods Flagship Site will also conduct Body Contouring and Skin Tightening treatments – The Accent System – a painless dual mode radio frequency device used for the treatment of Cellulite, body and facial skin tightening and contouring to help eliminate stubborn fat areas that diet and exercise alone are unable to remove. The Accent system is already accruing a phenomenal response, and this safe, non invasive treatment requires fewer sessions than other popular systems with longer lasting results, and finally gives a genuine alternative to those not wishing to go under the knife.

The most popular chain in London for Laser Hair Removal, Renew Medica is the one of the few practices that offers a variety of Laser treatment systems, according to different skin types, contrary to most clinics, who only offer one treatment type for all. The three types of Laser treatment that Renew Medica offers are: YAG – for ethnic skin types; Alex – for extremely fair skin; and Diode – for all other skin types. Renew Medica will also be launching the new Soprano XL System, the revolutionary painless laser hair removal system.

“Not all Lasers are the same, and clinical results and efficacy vary, depending on the technology used and whether this is appropriate for your skin type.”

Renew Medica is also renowned for the unique Botox Wrinkle Treatment it offers to clients. Creating a natural look by perfecting the technique, avoiding the frozen look associated with American practitioners, the artistry adopted by the Renew Medica specialists revolves around appreciating each individual’s facial anatomy. As well as the obvious purpose of removing facial lines, the Botox treatment at Renew Medica is also effective in inducing and augmenting eyebrows, eliminating tension headaches and excessive sweating, especially popular amongst the hand shaking right palms of city executives.

With climate change and increased exposure to environmental pollution accelerating the rise in poor skin health, another popular service offered by Renew Medica is the superior quality skin analysis. Adopting the technologically advanced Visia skin mapping system, which allows for the identification and monitoring of common skin conditions such as the extent of sun damage to the skin, wrinkling, vascular lesions and hyperpigmentation, Renew Medica has established itself as the leading provider of Skin Health Restoration treatments, and a full range of treatment options are provided, to improve the client’s skin.

Cosmedix, the cosmeceutical range of plant botanicals-based skin care products carried by Renew Medica offers a variety of retinol based creams.

Hailed as the Holy Grail in Anti-aging, retinol helps in increasing skin cell production, collagen synthesis and blood supply. Renew Medica skin experts also offer effective treatments for acne, sun damage, dark patches and open pores, that are available following a thorough skin analysis and consultation using the Visia or Woods Lamp.

For further information on Renew Medica please visit www.renewmedica.com or call 0800 027 2029. Renew Medica clinics in London are located in Oxford Circus, Bayswater, Hampstead, City, Knightsbridge, New Kings Rd, Winchmore Hill, Weybridge, Croydon, Richmond, Muswell Hill, Barnet, Holloway Rd and Harrods.

Website www.renewmedica.com

• Appointments can be made by calling free-phone 0800 027 2029, or emailing info@renewmedica.com

• Renew Medica Clinics:

Oxford Circus 28 Maddox Street, Oxford Circus, London W1S 1PR
T: 020 7499 4904 E: maddox@renewmedica.com

Bayswater 160 Queensway, London W2 6LY
T: 020 7221 2219 E: queensway@renewmedica.com

Hampstead Oriel Court, 12 Heath Street, Hampstead, NW3 6TE
T: 020 7435 1199 E: hampstead@renewmedica.com

City 26 Widegate Street, London E1 7HP
T: 020 7247 0500 E: widegate@renewmedica.com

Knightsbridge 26 Beauchamp Place, London SW6 4RE
T: 020 7584 6691 E: knightsbridge@renewmedica.com

New Kings Road 291 New Kings Road, London SW6 4RE
T: 020 7348 7111 E: newskingsroad@renewmedica.com

Winchmore Hill 948 Green Lanes, London N21 2AD
T: 020 8360 3108 E: winchmorehill@renewmedica.com

Weybridge 11-15 Baker Street, Weybridge, KT13 8AE
T: 01932 858 099 E: weybridge@renewmedica.com

Croydon 105 High Street, Croydon CRO 1QG
T: 020 8681 7318 E: croydon@renewmedica.com

Richmond 157 St Margarets Road High, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1RD
T: 020 8744 2427 E: richmond@renewmedica.com

Muswell Hill 22-24 Muswell Hill, London N10 3RT
E: muswellhill@renewmedica.com

Barnet 152 High Street, Herts EN5 5QP
T: 020 8440 0443 E: barnet@renewmedica.com

Holloway Rd 258 Holloway Road London N7 6NE
T: 020 7607 5212 E: holloway@renewmedica.com

Harrods Urban Retreat, Fifth Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
T: 020 7893 8333 E: info@renewmedica.com

Laresse – the new generation of dermal fillers


London: Laresse – new dermal filler from the US and which says it is the most technologically advanced has launched in Europe.

It is synethetically made from absorbable medical polymers, “bio-polymer” which uses such small particles that it can be used for tiny wrinkles and is injected with the smallest of needles, reducing bruising.

Before and after photo right

Laresse is the creation of Californian company Fzio Med which manufacturers medical polymers. The company has been given regulator approval in Europe, including the UK, has yet to receive permission from the FDA for use on patients in the US.

The company claims that is a superior “new generation” filler because it has none of the drawbacks of previous fillers. For example, collagen which was sourced for animal sources such as bovine or porcine, required an allergy test. Hyaluronic acid (HA), a newer filler, which is a precursor to collagen in the human body is made from bacteria and has to go through a process known as “cross-linking” which slows down body’s natural absorption of the material.

It also is nonimmunogentic and non-clumping, says FzioMed.

Made by the Californian company FzioMed it was rolled out to cosmetic surgeons and medical surgeons in the UK earlier this year.

Dr Richard Berg, PhD, FzioMed Vice President of Research and Chief Science Officer said: “Laresse is not made from HA so it has no bacterial or animal components, no cross-linking chemicals, and no gel particles. It’s a pure, ultra-smooth, gel that can be used to shape facial contours and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.”

Laresse is a non-permanent filler which has been formulated from the company’s experience in spinal surgery. The effects are said to last for six months and costs from $488 (£250 €370).

For a practioner in the UK contact 07876 346 764 or visit www.laresse.com
The first positively flawless dermal filler
Non-animal, non-bacterial, non-permanent, non-crosslinked

Laresse – New Technology in dermal fillers – the facts

• 2006 Laresse: New technology with 3 new features: no animal contaminants, no crosslinkers, no particles, to provide less worry, less pain, thinner needles

• 1990’s Hyaluronic Acid : 2 new features over collagen:
• 6 months vs. 3 months) and no pretreatment skin test.
• Technology static for 10 years; NO NEW TECHNOLOGIES since HA (Many HA fillers, all the same)
• HA’s drawbacks not addressed: animal or bacterial source, crosslinkers and particles

• 1980’s Bovine Collagen, First temporary filler, 3 months

What is Laresse?

• Composed of 2 polymers mixed together in a dilute aqueous solution
• Carboxymethylecellulose (CMC) & Polyethylene Oxide (PEO
• Both CMC and PEO polymers have a high affinity for water producing a hydrogel, or water-containing gel.

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

• Because natural HA degrades rapidly, it must be chemically modified to be useful as a dermal filler
• Chemicals such as BDDE (1,4-butane-diol diglycidyl ether, a known carcinogen) are used to “cross-link” HA molecules together to slow down degradation
• All HA fillers require chemical cross-linking to achieve longer residence time in the dermis
• Residues of cross-linking agents are toxic and may cause inflammation and hypersensitivity reactions
• Cross-linking creates a gel made up of HA particles
• Particle size limits delivery through a 30g needle (many fillers require 27g needle)
• Particles can cause a less desirable cosmetic result

Laresse vs. HA Fillers

Laresse & HA are structurally similar, however they have 3 key differences…..

• Animal or Bacteria Source
– All HA fillers are derived from animal sources (rooster combs) or by bacterial whereas Laresse is derived from pure, absorbable, medical polymers

• Cross-Linking
– Natural HA degrades rapidly, so all HA must be chemically cross-linked to be useful as a dermal filler
– Laresse needs no cross-linking to be an effective dermal filler

• Particles
– All HA fillers are made up of gel particles (due to cross-linking)
– Laresse is completely smooth, free of gel particles

Laresse key points

1. Ultra-Smooth, Clear Gel, 30g Needle
2. Non-Permanent, Non-HA
3. Non-Particulate, Non-Clumping
4. Easier to Inject
5. Non-Bacterial
6. Non-Animal
7. Non-Immunogenic
8. No Cross-Linking Chemicals
9. Biocompatible, Safe

Top surgery trends from UK’s leading cosmetic surgeon

London: The increasing trend for cosmetic procedures worldwide will continue in 2007 with approximately a 25-30% increase in surgical procedures over 2006 and a 30-40% increase in non-surgical procedures such as Botox and dermal filler injections, predicts Rajiv Grover, Consultant Plastic SurgeonKing Edward VII Hospital & 144 Harley Street, London. www.rajivgrover.co.uk

Facial rejuvenation
The largest area of growth is likely to be in anti-ageing procedures such as facelifting, necklifting, blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction) and browlifts. This is fuelled by the large numbers of “baby boomers” born after the Second World War who are reaching 50 and 60 like the iconic Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger. This is a generation who gave us the summer of love in 1967 and whose joie de vivre has kept them young at heart but who now want to look as good as they feel. Improvements in the safety and recovery time following cosmetic surgery such as the use of minimally invasive key hole techniques and shorter scars have fuelled the increased demand in facial rejuvenation. Attention will focus on Brow lifting as a “hot” cosmetic procedure for women in 2007, performed either surgically (with key hole surgery) or non-surgically with Botox.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Non surgical anti ageing treatments have seen the biggest growth of all in recent years. Botox remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world with dermal fillers such as Restylane and Hydrafill coming second. Research published in 2006 (Grover et al American Journal of Aesthetic Surgery) revealed that volume loss from the face was the first sign of ageing with gravity taking effect a few years later. Non-surgical volume replacement (such as Restylane sub-Q) for facial rejuvenation will therefore become an important trend in 2007. Changes in legislation will come into force during 2007 licensing practitioners and clinics for injectable treatments providing the public with added security.

Men and Mother in Laws!

Although cosmetic surgery has largely been a female preserve (90% plus over the last 5 years), the men are catching up. 2007 will see a continued trend for male plastic surgery with rhinoplasty, liposuction and anti ageing procedures topping the list. 2006 saw a number of reality tv shows following pre wedding cosmetic surgery for bride and groom. However, real life reality suggests that cosmetic surgery for the mother of the bride is the area of biggest growth in pre wedding surgery.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures in the UK and the wider use of cohesive silicone gel implants, which reduce the risk of leakage, will provide added safety for women undergoing this procedure in 2007 as will their impending approval in the USA. The trend for the larger sized augmentations is falling with implant manufacturers reporting a drop in sales of the larger Jordanesque prostheses. Women are definitely opting for more natural looking breast enhancement emphasizing the philosophy that less is more.

The Body

Body contouring (liposuction, abdominoplasty and body lifts) is another area of growth in cosmetic surgery. Women recovering form the effects of childbirth seek help to reshape their abdomen and breasts with uplifts, tummy tucks and liposuction for stubborn areas of fat. As many women are now having children in their thirties rather than their twenties we recognize that recovery from the metabolic drive to gain weight is more difficult. This, along with rumours of younger celebrities having surgery to recover from childbirth have fuelled this trend, although it is never sensible to consider surgery for at least 6-9 months after childbirth.

The second trend in body contouring (body lifts, arm and thigh lifts) reflects the prediction that obesity will affect 1 in 6 of the population by 2012. Operations such as gastric banding (performed by Gastrointestinal Surgeons and not Plastic Surgeons) which help recipients to lose weight are responsible for creating loose skin around the waist, thighs and upper arms. Procedures to remove this skin excess and contour the body will not only increase in 2007 but continue over the next few years.