Dr Josh Berkowitz joins Elixir experts

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London: Dr Joshua Berkowitz of London’s Wimpole Aesthetic Centre has joined the panel of top experts who work with Elixir.

His practice in the centre of London offers a comphrensive range of treatments for the face and body, including fillers, Botox, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair removal and the latest technology to zap fat including SmartLipo.

Dr Berkowitz graduated with a medical degree(MB ChB) from Birmingham University (UK) in 1980 and, after specialist training, obtained Membership and subsequent Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FRCOG). As an experienced Medical Doctor and a very skilled surgeon, he owns and manages Wimpole Aesthetic Centre. To book a consultation with Dr Joshua Berkowitz, please contact us.

Before coming to England,he lived in Johannesburg (South Africa) and had a successful and prestigious private female-focused practice. He has always had a special interest in WomenÂ’s Health and Wellbeing, Endocrinology, Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-ageing Medicine.

He has a particular interest in aesthetic treatments that can be used as alternatives to cosmetic surgery and has attended many international congresses and workshops related to this genre of medicine. Before opening the Wimpole Aesthetic Centre in London, he spent time in Paris, Israel and in South Africa as well as in the UK at clinics specifically devoted to the practice of Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-aging Medicine.

Dr Joshua Berkowitz is fully registeredwith the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK and with the South African Health Professionals Council. He is a member of several prestigious medical societies including the BMA and the SAMA. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) as well as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and its South African equivalent, the SASOG. He is a member of the Independent Doctors Forum (IDF) and is, of course, a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD).

As a recognised medical educator,Dr Berkowitz was on the academic staff of the Witswatersrand Medical School (Johannesburg) and on the part-time staff of the famous Chris Hani Baragwanath Teaching Hospital. Whilst in South Africa he had a live phone-in medical radio talk show specifically devoted to womenÂ’s health and other womenÂ’s issues.

Dr Joshua Berkowitz is one of the UKÂ’s leading doctors for Smart Lipo and is a specialist in many other non-surgical aesthetic rejuvenation procedures and alternatives to cosmetic surgery, including Velasmooth, Microdermabrasion, Laser Hair Removal, Sculptra, Mesotherapy, Chemical Peels, Botox and much more! Please contact Wimpole Aesthetic Centre, London, to discuss your concerns and requirements or to book a free private consultation with a member of our highly experienced practitioners.

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ClĂ­nica San Roque, S.A. Gran Canaria

ClĂ­nica San Roque, S.A.
C/ Dolores de la Rocha, 5.
CP: 35001, Las Palmas de G. C.
CIF: A-35064658
www.clinicasanroque.com
T: +34 928 012 600 –
10% discount on aesthetic treatments

• Anti-ageing programme: Complete investigation and treatments to meet the needs of the patient including: diet, exercise training programmes, peeling,
autohemotherapy-ozonetherapy, facial anti-ageing technques (mesolifting, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, mesoplasty etc), body mesotherapy, lymphatic drainage etc.
• Chemical peels for acne, acne scars, brown spots (sun and hormonal), facial anti-ageing, psoriasis, warts, solar keratosis, seborrheic dermatitis and stretch marks
• Wrinkle treatments including Botox and fillers, gold threading etc.
• Volumising treatments – for lips, cheeks etc
• Vein treatments including sclerosis and laser
• Surgery for the removal of benign growths
• Hair treatments including mesotherapy and hair grafting
• Cellulite and firming treatments – endermology, vibration therapy, lymphatic drainage and mesotherapy
• Nutrition and diet for weightloss, fertilty
• Psoriasis treatments – peeling, light and ozone therapies
• Skin treatments – dermatitis, eczema, herpes, skin fungus, acne
•Face and body mesotherapy including use of growth factors (plasma rich in platelets)
• Radiofrequency, iontophoresis and ultrasound therapies and treatments

US watchdog to review wrinkle-fillers

New York: US health watchdog, the Food & Drug Administration, is to investigate whether anti-wrinkle injections should have new warnings about potential side effects.

A panel of outside advisers to the FDA will meet this week to review reports of dermal filler side effects, and to consider whether the regulatory agency should place new warnings or instructions on the injections used to reduce wrinkles and scarring.

According to an FDA document posted Friday on the agencyÂ’s website, there have been 930 reports of dermal filler side effects received between 2003 and September 20, 2008. Some of the problems were associated with administration of the injections by untrained professionals or in a setting other than a doctorÂ’s office.

Although no specific products were identified by the FDA, the more popular dermal fillers available include Restylane and Perlane from Medicis, Juvederm from Allergan Inc. and Radiesse from Bioform Medical.

Dermal fillers, which are also known as wrinkle fillers, are injections given to smooth wrinkles for a younger look or to reduce the appearance of scarring. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, about 84,000 men and 1.36 million women received a wrinkle filler injection in 2007.

The FDA advisory panel is scheduled to meet tomorrow in Washington, D.C. to review the safety of these products and whether any regulatory actions, such as strengthened warnings or additional instructions, may be necessary to protect the public.

The FDA review indicates that some people given dermal fillers suffered “serious and unexpected” side effects, such as facial palsy, disfigurement and rare life-threatening allergic reactions or anaphylactic shock. In some cases, surgical procedures have been required to treat these problems, such as draining abscesses.

Other wrinkle filler side effects have included inflammation, pain at the injection site, numbness, bleeding, blistering, bruising, migration, formation of lumps or nodules and infection. Minor problems, such as a small amount of swelling or redness, are known and expected side effects and are currently described in the product literature.

The FDA is attempting to determine whether additional studies are necessary and whether any updates should be made to the product labeling. Although the FDA is no required to follow the recommendations of their advisory committees, they often do.

OxygenZone – Serbia

10% discount on Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments and also SmartLipo

OxygeneZone

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.
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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 whatÂ’s hot and whatÂ’s not for 2008. Not only a great shopping event, with loads of great brands all together the showÂ’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 friendÂ’s diary!

Tickets to the show cost ÂŁ17 on the door or ÂŁ14 in advance. For further information visit the website www.thevitalityshow.co.uk or book your tickets by calling 0844 415 4416 (within the UK).

Cosmedics- Knightsbridge, Putney, Harley Street, Canary Wharf, Esher and Wimbledon

COSMEDICS – 10% off one treatment & 20% off combos
Clinics in the City (London), Knightsbridge, Putney, Harley Street, Canary Wharf, Esher(Surrey) and Wimbledon
For appointments at all clinics telephone: +44(0)20 7386 0464
Cosmedics Medical Director is Dr Ross Perry. Cosmedics is one of the leading specialists in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It specialises in anti-wrinkle and collagen injections and the latest skincare treatments.All the treatments are performed by specialist UK doctors.

Clinic Addresses

City
re-aqua spa
12 Gravel Lane
E1 7AW

Knightsbridge
166 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
SW3 1HW

Putney
4 Disraeli Road
Putney
SW15 2DS

Harley Street
14 Queen Anne Street (corner of 24 Harley Street)
London
W1G 9LG

Canary Wharf
The Gentry Salon & Spa
34 North Colonnade
Canada Place Mall
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

Esher
Tranquillity Clinic
101 Hare Lane
Claygate
Surrey
KJ10 0QX

Wimbledon
re-aqua spa
95 High Street
Wimbledon Village

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.

A guide to the latest skin elixirs and practitioners

These are the latest non-surgical procedures: fillers made of natural substances, lasers and intensive vitamin therapies that improve the appearance of the skin and are a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery or with surgery to obtain the best possible results.

These procedures, whilst not invasive, should be carried out by a qualified medical doctor or by a nurse under the supervision of a doctor.

BIOSKIN JETTING

BioSkinJetting is a new alternative to injecting solutions into the skin. BioSkinJetting uses a microprobe, to seperate the skin where the wrinkle is from the skin below. This action stimulates the skin to form new collagen fibres, plumping and firming the skin to create a smoother and, for many, wrinkle free complexion. Each treatment lasts between 15 to 40 minutes and is offered as part of a course of 5-7 treatments costing between $60and $150 each, making it very comparable to current injectable prices, without the potential risks. A further bonus is that, unlike other treatments, the facial muscles can move freely and are not ‘frozen’, making the overall impression much more natural, yet younger looking.

Details of practitioners from www.skinbysterex.com
www.bioskinjetting.com

BOTOX

Botox was first used to treat neurological conditions, such as facial spasms. It come into use as a cosmetic treatment more than years ago and is used for crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines. Botox and Dysport are the trade names for Botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum type A, which is used commercially, is the most potent. Botox acts by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical that is responsible for transmitting the electrical impulses that cause muscle contraction. This results in muscle paralysis, but only temporarily, as the new growth of nerves re-innervates the muscles.

Botox is injected in highly diluted doses into the belly of the muscle using a small needle. This causes it to relax, which softens lines and contours. The most popular areas to have treated are crow’s-feet, forehead lines, neck muscles, the corners of the mouth and upper lip lines. Several injections are usually needed at specific sites, depending on the area treated. It takes a few days to take effect and lasts for about three months. It should only be administered by doctors or a nurse supervised by a doctor. It costs about $440 for each area treated.

Although its use is approved by most health authorities no study of the long-term effects has been made. It should not therefore be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women, anyone with neuromuscular disorders or people taking certain muscle relaxants.

In the UK, Botox is not licensed for cosmetic procedures . It is only licensed to treat squinting, facial and neck muscle spasms, cerebral palsy and excessive sweating.

Practitioners:
LONDON
Patrick Bowler, 30b Wimpole Street,London W1 T: 0870 850 3456 www.courthouseclinic.com

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (UK)

Tracy Mountford, Cosmetic Skin Clinic, The Lanes Medical Practice, Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire T: +44(0)1753 65206.

EVOLENCE

Evolence is a new collagen-based injectable filler which lasts for 12 months or more. Evolence uses organically sourced collagen, which is purified and transformed to accurately mimic human collagen. Evolence is injected into wrinkles, where it binds naturally with the skin.

For information and details of practitioners www.evolence.com

FAT-GRAFTING

Fat is taken from different parts of the body – bottom, hips or thighs, processed in a centrifuge and reinserted into creases, lips and dents that need plumping. The effects are variable; overcorrection is usually needed, causing additional swelling, and more than one treatment is recommended for long-lasting results and there will be some bruising. There is no allergic reaction but it can cause swelling, particularly in the lips. The results last between a few months and several years. It costs between $1400 and $2,800.

Practitioners:

LONDON

The London Clinic of Dermatology, 60 Grove End Road,London. NW8 T: +44 (0)20 7266 8200.
Dr Andrew Markey, The Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge Road,London SW1 T: 44 (0)20 7730 1219.

LASERS AND LIGHT SOURCES

Lasers are used in a variety of ways. An ablative laser will give you a peel and burn off surface layers of skin. A non-ablative laser is used to give a form of face-lift, minimising wrinkles, increasing collagen production and tightening skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is used for hair removal and to treat pigmentation, thread veins, rosacea, acne and wrinkles. IPL and non-ablative laser treatment usually require no downtime, although there may be some redness. Ablative laser treatments can leave darkened areas for 7-10 days.

Practitioners

LONDON

The Private Skin Laser Clinic, Dermatology Department, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street,London NW3; T: +44 (0)20 7435 7521.

John Scurr, The Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1; T: 44 (0)20 7730 9563.

LIPOSTABIL

Works by dissolving fat from places which are hard to remove with diet such as knees, chin, inner thighs and tummy. It was originally used to disperse fatty deposits in the blood. It is not approved in the UK for cosmetic procedures. Costs from $528 per treatment.

MESOTHERAPY/MESOLIFT

The skin is injected with a vitamin infuction to rejuvenate, reduce cellulite and sculpt the body. The treatment can involve up to 200 tiny injections but takes less than 20 minute, usually in three sessions a couple of weeks apart.

Maintenance sessions are required three times a year. In the Mesolift the same treatment is used on the face. It can be used in confjuction with other skin treatments such as Botox

MESOLIFT INTENSE

In this treatment the ageing skin on the décolleté, neck and face are treated. Specialist Dr Georges Roman, a Paris-based surgeon diagnoses the skin and uses the unique mesotherapy technique in which a special “gun” injects a blend of nutrients and vitamins into the dermis. This is followed by a collagen stimulating Intense Pulsed Light treatment. After, he selects the best appropriate action for your skin by heating and stimulating it with an IPL light and specialist skin aftercare. About four treatments are required to return the skin to optimum rejuvenation.

Dr Georges Roman Private Patient Services London and Paris
Devonshire Medical Chambers T: +44(0)20 7323 2123

PEELS

A chemical solution is applied to the cleaned skin and left on for a specified period of time. A deep peel will remove some wrinkles. Light peels require no downtime and can be done in a lunch hour. Deeper peels, including Obagi (based on trichloroacetic acid), will result in flaking or peeling and will require a week to heal. A change in skin pigment (lighter) is the biggest potential problem; others include skin-darkening, blotches, scabbing, irritation, redness and increased sensitivity. The new skin will be pink and sensitive, and will stay that way for a few months.

Superficial peels with glycolic acid require 4-8 sessions; medium and deeper peels, using trichloroacetic acid, may be a one-off event. For sensitive skin, glycolic-acid treatments may be milder and spaced further apart.

Practitioners:
London – Dr Penelope Tympanidis, 19 Wimpole Street, W1; 020 7462 0030, www.renascence.co.uk . From $170-400 depending on the type of peel and amount of treatment needed.

Manchester Dr Tamara Griffiths, Alan Drive, Altrincham, Greater Manchester
T: +44 (0)1625 536488.

RADIESSE

Radiesse is a new long-lasting injectable filler, made from calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) a component of bone, suspended in a carrier gel. It is used for wrinkles and lines These microspheres degrade very slowly and are therefore longer lasting
– over two years. The patient’s skin uses the microspheres as a scaffolding to grow around. Since it is a natural protect no pre-testing is required but there may be some minor irritation.
www.radiesse.com

SCULPTRA(Newfill)

Sculptra is made from crystalised poly l-lactic acid and is used to treat sunken cheeks and deeper. It is injected under the skin, where it stimulates new collagen production, plumping out nearby areas which may have sagged because of ageing.

It is used as an alternative to implants on the cheek bone area but it being tested for use in scarring and depressed eye sockets. There can be some swelling following treatment but this usually goes after two days. Three treatments up to six weeks apart are recommended and the result lasts for two years. It costs from $700 to $2,500 a treatment.

Practitioners:
Buckinghamshire – Dr Tracey Mountford, Cosmetic Dermotologist, Cosmetic Skin Clinic, The Lanes Medical Practice, Plough Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. T: + 44(0)1753 556206. From $700 to $2,600 a treatment.

London -Jules-Jacques Nabet, Royal Garden Soma Centre, 2-24 Kensington High Street, W8; 07765 850924.

Manchester – Peter Davenport, Bupa Hospital Manchester, Russell Road, Whalley Range, Manchester; T: +44 (0)161 862 9563.

THERMAGE

THERMAGE:

Thermage® uses radio frequency energy to heat the collagen and elastin below the dermis causing a tightening effect and stimulating new collagen growth. It is used for full face treatments as well as arms, tummy, eyes and legs. Results will vary from patient to patient. Some patients see an immediate response whilst most others may take up to 6 months, after just one treatment. It can be used to tighten tissue anywhere on the body. Prices will vary according to what you are having treated and generally start at approx. $3,000 (£1500)

Practitoners:

LONDON

Dr Nicholas Lowe MD, FRCP, FACP, Clinical Prof. Of Dermatology Cranley Clinic T: + 44(0)20 7499 3223
Email dranleyuk@aol

Dr Mario Luca Russo MD, cosmetic physician The Rejuvenation Clinic T: + 44(0)20 7970 0912 www.therejuvenationclinic.co.uk

Dr. Rita Rakus M.B.B.S Cosmetic Medical Advice Ltd T: +44 (0)20 7460 7324 Email:dr.rakus@network-lipolysis.com

Dr Mike Comins MBBS, MBACD Hans Place Practice T: = 44(0)20 7584 1642. www.hansplace.com

Christopher Inglefield, Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, NW8; 0845 009 2775, www.cjinglefield-plasticsurg.com

BRISTOL

Mr Antonio Orlando MD, FRCS, Dip.EBOPRAS and Bristol Plastic Surgery at the Bristol Nuffield Hospital T:+ 44(0)117 980 9623
Email: info@bristolplasticsurgery.com www.bristolplasticsurgery.com

Mr Nigel Mercer MB ChB ChM FRCS FRCPCH Bristol Plastic Surgery at the Bristol Nuffield Hospital (same as above)T:+44(0)117 980 9623 Email: info@bristolplasticsurgery.com website www.bristolplasticsurgery.com

SWINDON

Dr Peter Crouch The Burghley Park Clinic T: +44 (0)1793 709580 enquiries Website: www.burghleyparkclinic.com

NEWCASTLE

Dr Ash Dutta MBBS, LRCP, MRCS, LMSSA, DFFP, MRCGP Aesthetic Beauty Centre T:+44(0)191 567 2900 Email: info@aestheticbeautycentre.co.ukWebsite: www.aestheticbeautycentre.co.uk
IRELAND

Mr Patrick F Leahy MCH, FRCSI Consultant Surgeon at The Laser Centre T: + 353 (01) 6763251 / 6763252
Email: info@lasercentre.ie Website: www.lasercentre.ie

STRATFORD

Dr Hugo J Kitchen M.B.,Ch.B., M.B.A.C.D.Dermatherapy Clinic T:+44(0)1789 414289
www.skincareclinic.co.uk

STOKE POGES

Dr Tracy Mountford MBBS The Cosmetic Skin Clinic T: +44(0)1753 665206
E-mail:info@cosmeticskinclinic.com Website: www.cosmeticskinclinic.com

GUERNSEY

Dr John Curran MB, BCH, BAO, MRCGP, DGM, DRCOG, Dip. Derm.Aesthetic Skin Clinic T:+44(0)1481 736699
Email: jc@2docs.com

For further information regarding Thermage, log onto www.thermage-treatment.co.uk

THREADLIFT

Threadlift is used to treat mildly sagging facial skin and uses a barbed medical thread which is inserted under the skin. The barbs lie flat in insertion and are then pulled in the opposite direction, hooking themselve into the facial tissue, lifting the skin. The threads are left in place and there may be some swelling but after a few months the skin will have lifted. Patients, it is claimed achieve between 30 and 70% of the result of a surgical face lift. It costs between $2 to $7,000

Practitioners

ESSEX (UK)

Specialist: Dr Lucy Glancey, Constable Country Medical Practice, Heath Road, East Bergholt, Essex. T: +44 (0)8704 585 483.

RESTYLANE

Restylane is a synthetic filler containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance in the body and is free of animal proteins. There are several different types of Restylane – in different thicknesses for treating different problems – fine lines and wrinkles, creases and folds and adding definition. It lasts about two years during which time it gradually breaks down. It costs about $500 a session and several are required in the first two months followed by top up sessions.

Practitioners:

LONDON

Dr Rita Rakus, 34 Hans Road, SW3; 020 7460 7324; www.drritarakus.com
Birmingham: Dr Yelena Watkins, The Mill, Radford Road, Birmingham; 0121 445 6644; www.drwatkinslipo.co.uk

To find doctors in the US www.restylaneusa.com