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  1. What are the treatment options for Thread Veins?

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford Will Thread Veins Be The Scourge Of your Life this Summer?  It is now the time of year you are thinking of how you may be able to disguise your unsightly leg veins! These Varicose veins and thread veins or dermal flares affect so many women and men especially in the summer, which is why most of people depending on the actual amount they havefer from prefer to keep their legs well and truly covered up, which presents its own problems on a hot sunny day! Common side effects of thread veins and varicose veins Varicose veins can often be seen on the skin. Some other common symptoms of varicose veins in the legs include: Aching pain that may get worse after      sitting or standing for...
  2. Treatments to rejuvenate your skin in winter

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford “When winter comes round especially at this time of the year it’s the most beneficial time to prepare your skin for the summer months ahead with the right treatments and products best suited to you.  The dip in temperatures and lack of humidity and wind factor all have an effect on causing, rough, red, taut, dry and blotchy skin. Exfoliation is of the utmost importance during the winter months as the metabolic rate slows down in the winter and our skin doesn’t naturally exfoliate as quickly, but there are more effective treatments to help promote healthier, clearer, superfluous looking skin which are more long term. Intense Pulsed Light treaments- what they do At this time of year I readily recommend to my patients a course...
  3. How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work to improve skin quality?

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford As a Cosmetic Doctor I am noticing more and more patients are requesting treatments to improve their overall skin quality, especially those that have positions in film and television, media and business, where part of their jobs is looking good for their business. One of the biggest age giveaways is the tone, texture and condition of your skin. As we age the skin becomes lax and can become dehydrated and the overall tone can become very sallow. Whilst non-surgical facial rejuvenation goes some way towards combating this it does not nearly do enough to improve the overall skin quality. The best time of year to address this problem is the winter as there is less sun and is the ideal time to have a laser...
  4. Do You Suffer from Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes?

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      Before tear trough treament Article by Dr Tracy Mountford Have you noticed as you get older that you can’t get away with working hard and playing hard so much as you could in your thirties? The dark puffy circles under our eyes are harder to disguise? You may find that using a concealer  goes some way to eliminating them but when you take your make-up off the bare truth is still there and even though you may feel great the reflection in the mirror shows an ageing face! Self help for dark circles There are some things you can do to help yourself; getting a minimum of 8 hours good quality sleeping, drinking plenty of water, and reducing alcohol and nicotine intake all...
  5. Best Treatments for Correcting Hyper- Pigmentation and Age Spots

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford We’ve had lots of questions asking about  what can be done to address hyper-pigmentation  and age spots on the skin, so we asked our anti-ageing expert Dr Tracy Mountford to help! If you are 50 years plus and your skin quality is not in good condition, it is probably due to damage caused over time by the elements particularly the sun, known as ‘Photo damage’ or ‘Photo aging’. The most visible signs of ageing are; lines and wrinkles, dullness, uneven texture, and lack lustre skin, hyper-pigmentation and age spots are all largely attributable to sun damage, excessive sunbathing not using a strong enough sun block on a daily basis can have a dramatic effect on our ageing, accelerating old looking skin, which negatively...
  6. Anti-ageing skin rejuvenation treatments for Post Menopausal women

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford As women reach the age of 50 the ageing process accelerates dramatically and the onset of sagging skin and deep wrinkles can be the consequence. There is good news for those of us who started to take care of our skin early and who took steps in our early 30?s and 40’s to intervene. As stated by Cannes based Hervé Raspaldo in a recent article in the Daily Mail “Starting a maintenance programme in your early 30s is the biggest investment you can make for your skin.” “You will look younger in your 50’s and 60’s and may never need surgery” Fabafterfifty Anti-ageing expert, Dr Mountford of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic says “Our patients that took care of their skin from an...
  7. IPL Photorejuvenation Explained

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford As the population ages, ever-increasing numbers of people are interested in improving their appearance. IPL treatments can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.   Intense Pulsed Light (“IPL”) Photorejuvenation is a non – invasive treatment breakthrough that erases skin damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, hence no downtime. It can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial imperfections safely and effectively such as broken capillaries, skin discolouration, age spots, freckles, sun damage, mottled pigmentation and rosacea. It also improves enlarged pores and dull complexions to give a smoother, revitalized skin. The skin feels tighter and looks firmer. The same treatment can be used highly effectively on the neck, chest and hands. How IPL works A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and pulses of light are applied. The light penetrates...
  8. Revitalise and Rejuvenate Your Skin

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford What can we do to rejuvenate the overall appearance and condition  of our skin in our 50s and beyond? We recently covered how to improve  decolletage  and hands where skin has become crepey, by using a non surgical aesthetic treatment.  This therapy can also be used in the same way to revitalise and restore the smoothness of the skin of the face in midlife. What better way to illustrate this than sharing  the difference it has made to Clair who is an actress and stand-in for stars such as Sharon Stone and Annette Bening and Jamie Lee Curtis. Clair’s story: “I often get to see my face on the big screen, and believe me, that can be a depressing experience because my figure looked young, but my face didn’t match. I have very fair skin...
  9. How to Combat Shrinking Lips

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford A smile can speak a thousand words, so what does yours say about you?  Our smile is the mirror of our personality. It expresses what we think, how we feel and how we are perceived in the world. A radiant smile has long been seen as a symbol of natural beauty and although most people use theirs simply to appear happy or friendly, many will also admit to using it for personal benefit! Allergan, the makers of the JUVÉDERM® ULTRA SMILE, recently conducted a European survey which turned up some fascinating findings. The EUROPEAN SMILE survey discovered that over half of UK adults will deliberately charm people with their smile in order to request a favour; with almost 20% turning on a winning smile to get money off a...
  10. How to Restore The Lost Triangle of Youth

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford What contributes to the ageing face? In the world of aesthetics, there is now a greater understanding about what contributes to the ageing face. It’s not just about lines and wrinkles, but also the descent of the brow, loss of elasticity of the skin, facial volume loss, facial asymmetry and even loss of skull density. We are also aware that hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in the body) which enables skin to retain moisture and remain smooth and elastic diminishes over time, so the skin loses its healthy firm appearance. We can relax wrinkles around the upper part of the face with botulinum toxin, tip up the corners of the mouth to eradicate the sad look, volumise with dermal fillers, achieve deep dermal hydration with micro injections of Hyaluronic Acid and even stimulate collagen at bone level. In youth the cheekbones...
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