Category: body

  • Magnesium stress and sleep

    Magnesium stress and sleep

    Could Magnesium supplements help with stress and anxiety? Poor sleep and anxiety and extremely common in perimenopause and post menopause. Often magnesium is recommended for both conditions, but does it work? When it comes to sleep here are some of the claims made and some of the evidence regarding it’s ability to improve sleep quality…

  • Can Profhilo help menopausal skin?

    Can Profhilo help menopausal skin?

    Can skin booster treatments like Profhilo help dry, thin menopausal skin? As we age – especially as we approach menopause our skin changes. It can become thinner – almost crepe-like, dry and even itchy. So what can help? According to the doctors at skin clinic Thérapie, skin boosters – like Profhilo can make a significant…

  • Can diet affect your thrush

    Can diet affect your thrush

    Thrush: Can your diet make a difference? It may not be a pleasant thought but your body, inside and out, is literally teeming with billions of microorganisms – some good, some not so good. Some are bacteria and some are fungi. While they are in balance, there’s no issue, but when they get out of…

  • 18 years after the WHI study whats to celebrate

    18 years after the WHI study whats to celebrate

    Happy 18th! The WHI study on HRT has come of age. But should we be celebrating? Some doctors argue the effects of this study have cost a generation of women their long term health.   You may remember waking up 18 years ago to headlines emblazoned across newspapers proclaiming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased the…

  • Erectile dysfunction, penis size and the p-shot

    Erectile dysfunction, penis size and the p-shot

    From Erectile Dysfunction to increasing penis size, Dr Shirin Lakhani discusses treatment options Most men don’t like talking about problems with their genitalia – but erectile dysfunction is a common concern. It’s estimated that it will affect every second man at some stage in their life and the incidence increases with age. Dr Shirin Lakhani…

  • Diet and weight control- which diets work?

    Diet and weight control- which diets work?

     Diet and weight control- what works and what’s dangerous? Dietitian Sophie Medlin explains. Social media is flooded with diets that promise to shed pounds off you instantly or help you live longer – but what do the experts think? Dietitian Sophie Medlin, founder of City Dietitians in London says fads come and go but very…

  • Can diet help relieve your menopause symptoms

    Can diet help relieve your menopause symptoms

    Can your diet help relieve some of the symptoms of menopause? Dietitian Sophie Medlin gives her top tips on what works and what may not. Can Phytoestrogens help with menopause symptoms? Phytoestrogens are compounds that occur naturally in plants and foods including fruits, veggies, legumes, and some grains. Soy is a popular source. They are…

  • Body shaping and fat loss injections explained

    Body shaping and fat loss injections explained

    Fat dissolving injections and body shaping: what works for what? Dr Bhavjit Kaur explains.   Many people have pockets of stubborn fat that are hard to get rid of even after weight loss. So what can help get rid of it? Dr Kaur uses a number of devices in her Health and Aesthetics Clinic and…

  • Erectile Dysfunction: causes and treatment options

    Erectile Dysfunction: causes and treatment options

    What causes erectile dysfunction and what can you do about it? Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not something men are comfortable talking about – even though it is extremely common. It affects every second man over the age of 50,  and studies have shown that almost 90% of men aged over 75 will experience it. So…

  • The Link Between Skin And Gut Health Explained

    The Link Between Skin And Gut Health Explained

    Can your gut health affect your skin? Nutritionist Sarah Carolides* explains the relationship between the two. Editor’s note: This article was first published by Aesthetic Journal and is republished with permission and gratitude. It is written for medical/aesthetic practitioners but is an interesting read for all who have an interest in gut and skin health.…

  • Could it be menopause: take the quiz and find out

    Could it be menopause: take the quiz and find out

    Could it be menopause? Take the quiz to find out – and see what your treatment options are.   It’s not just all hot sweats and mood swings when it comes to menopause. Changes in body odour, brittle nails and dry eyes can also be signs that your oestrogen levels are in decline. Getting the…

  • What can make your post surgery recovery better or worse

    What can make your post surgery recovery better or worse

    What can make your recovery after surgery better – or worse? Surgeons give their top tips. There are multiple reasons why you might opt to have cosmetic or plastic surgery done – to remove excess skin after weight loss or pregnancy, refresh your face or re-shape your nose. Whatever the reason there are various things…

  • Pregnancy And Skin: What Changes And What You Can Do About It

    Pregnancy And Skin: What Changes And What You Can Do About It

    What can you do about pigmentation, stretch marks & thread veins post-pregnancy. Dr Nick Lowe explains some treatment options. There’s so much that’s wonderful about becoming a new mum but for some women pregnancy comes with a few physical changes that they’d like to address. Fortunately these days there are a number of post-baby skincare…

  • Holly’s notes: Things to consider if you’re having plastic surgery

    Holly’s notes: Things to consider if you’re having plastic surgery

    A veteran of 4 cosmetic surgeries gives her pre-and-post surgery tips so you’ll be prepared. (Editor’s note: Over the years Holly has had a number of surgical procedures. She had a breast augmentation in November 2005 and after loosing a significant amount of weight – 60lb – she was concerned about her loose skin so…

  • How to get rid of scars after surgery

    How to get rid of scars after surgery

    How do you minimise scarring after surgery? Top Plastic Surgeons Dan Marsh and Mo Akhavani share their tips.   There are many effective ways to minimise scars from cosmetic surgery procedures. In this article, we’ve summarised our top tips to minimising post-operative scars, especially those related to breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery scars are…

  • Cancer treatments and menopause; are you getting the info you need?

    Cancer treatments and menopause; are you getting the info you need?

    System failure: women with cancer aren’t being told about the effect treatments can have on their sex lives   Having breast cancer is undoubtedly a lot to deal with, but the aftermath of can be hell as well. And it seems we are failing women miserably. Research carried out by the charity Breast Cancer Now…

  • How much do men know about menopause

    How much do men know about menopause

    How much do men know about menopause? Not much, a new study reveals.   What do shoplifting and craziness have in common? They’re symptoms of menopause, according to some men who took part in a study to find out just  how much men know about the topic. The study found that in general men were…

  • Labial fillers

    Labial fillers

    Can fillers injected into the labia or vaginal wall help with vaginal dryness, laxity, and improve sex? Dr Sherif Wakil explains how they work We get a number of calls from women asking about fillers for their labia or G-spot, so we’ve asked Dr Sherif Wakil, founder of the Dr SW Clinics which specialise in…

  • What is the best moisturiser for dry skin?

    What is the best moisturiser for dry skin?

    Dry, itchy and flaky skin affects many of us on both the face and body. So, what are the best things for it?   Dry skin is quite common, in fact 1 in 5 people who’ve done the Harley Street Emporium Skin Care Test say it is one of their concerns. Most often it’s the…

  • Should IV vitamin drips be regulated?

    Should IV vitamin drips be regulated?

    Find out why some experts think they do more harm than good and should be regulated.   Got a hang over? Get a drip. Feeling tired and run down? Get a drip. Want your skin to look lighter and brighter? Get a drip. Slow the ageing process? Get a drip. Need to detox your liver…

  • Social Media: 20% of users experience mental health issues

    Social Media: 20% of users experience mental health issues

    20% of adults using Social Media experience mental health issues as a result, survey finds Behind all the smiling faces we see on social media lies a disturbing problem. A new study has found that a fifth of adults in Great Britain who have used social media in the last 12 months have experienced mental…

  • cosmetic surgery statistics 2019

    cosmetic surgery statistics 2019

    Tweak vs tuck: Cosmetic surgery statistics are out. Let’s see what’s trending. More than 28,000 Brits underwent a cosmetic procedure last year according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Its annual audit shows a slight increase of 0.1% on 2017. Women underwent 92% of all cosmetic procedures that were recorded with the…

  • summer skin care tips

    summer skin care tips

    With Summer here, Dr Imogen Bexfield lets you in on her top tips to keep your skin looking its best. As the sun comes out, we must be mindful that UV damage can not only cause serious health conditions including skin cancer but it can also result in pigment changes and exacerbate conditions like melasma…

  • Menopause – What is GSM?

    Menopause – What is GSM?

    What is GSM and what can help?  This probably isn’t the best way to start a conversation, but do you have an itchy, dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections or thrush-like symptoms more often? Do you pee when you sneeze, laugh or jump? Or has sex become painful? If you’re heading…

  • HRT: The Risks Explained

    HRT: The Risks Explained

    Confused about HRT? Professor Isaac Manyonda talks you through the risks and benefits.   What do you think the biggest killer of women in England is today? You might think it’s heart disease or cancer but it is, in fact, dementia. It’s not surprising since we’re living longer, but does that mean we need to…

  • Move through menopause: battling the bulge by keeping active

    Move through menopause: battling the bulge by keeping active

    Many women gain weight during menopausal. Fitness coach & nutritionist, Katie Morris, gives her tips to beat the bulge. It’s obvious, although it may not be what you want to hear, but moving your body through menopause, is vital. The benefits of exercise really are endless. We often hear about how we need to exercise…

  • menopause symptom relief: what can help?

    menopause symptom relief: what can help?

    80% of women will experience menopause symptoms. Dr Unnati Desai discusses some of the treatment options.   It’s stories like these that make you realise menopause symptoms can make life a living hell for some women. This is the story of Jane Lewis, the author of Me and My Menopausal Vagina: “Hello, I’m Jane and I’m 52…

  • Do You Need A Blood Test To Diagnose Menopause

    Do You Need A Blood Test To Diagnose Menopause

    Do you need to have blood test to diagnose menopause? Gynaecologist Vikram Talaulikar gives you a guide.   When you sit down with your GP and tell them you’re feeling irritable, waking in a pool of sweat every night or feeling like you’re lacking in energy, they may think you’re on the path to menopause.…

  • Breast cancer and menopause: how can you manage the symptoms

    Breast cancer and menopause: how can you manage the symptoms

    How do you relieve menopause symptoms if you’ve had breast cancer & can’t take HRT? One in eight women in the UK develop breast cancer at some stage in their adult life. The diagnosis can be devastating, but just to add insult to injury it can also mean many women are either plunged into an early…

  • Cool Laser: what is it and what can it do

    Cool Laser: what is it and what can it do

    Loved by Hollywood stars, the Cool Laser has finally arrived in the UK.  Dr Vincent Wong explains just how many things this treatment can do. Laser treatments can be great for so many things – acne, removing scars and stretch marks, not to mention skin rejuvenation, but there’s often a  hefty price to pay in…

  • Fillers versus PRP for penis enlargement

    Fillers versus PRP for penis enlargement

    Which is best when it comes to penis enlargement – fillers or PRP? Dr Unnati Desai explains. Here at Harley Street Emporium we’re getting an increasing number of men enquiring about penis enlargement and the options available. Many ask about fillers – but are they the best option? According to GP and aesthetics practitioner, Dr…

  • Can Vitamin D creams help your skin?

    Can Vitamin D creams help your skin?

    Beaute Pacifique’s Shirley Nicol says it’s time to put some sunshine in your life and explains how.  With winter almost upon us, sunshine is the last thing we can expect to see for the next few months here in the UK.  And even if it is shining, it isn’t strong enough to really generate the…

  • What you should ask and expect from your doctor

    What you should ask and expect from your doctor

    Have you been considering an aesthetic treatment? Here Dr Kalpna Pindola runs through some of the things you should ask and expect from your practitioner. The decision to have an aesthetic treatment is not a simple one. There are many concerns like: Will it hurt? Is it expensive? Will I get a natural result? What…

  • EMSculpt: a new era in body contouring?

    EMSculpt: a new era in body contouring?

    There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to body contouring that reduces fat & increases muscle mass. It’s called EMSculpt. “The ice age is over,” declared Lee Boulderstone, the director of BTL Enterprises at the launch of the company’s new body sculpting device, EMSculpt. But in a world where new body contouring…

  • Could fasting improve your skin?

    Could fasting improve your skin?

    We hear lots about the benefits of fasting diets, including that they can help you live longer, but new research shows they can help rejuvenate your skin as well. With Summer upon us you might be thinking now is the time to pull yourself together and shed some extra pounds. Diets like the 5:2 diet,…

  • six steps to getting eczema under control

    six steps to getting eczema under control

    Struggling with eczema? Dr Unnati Desai gives you some tips of keeping it under control. Eczema, otherwise known as Dermatitis, is a common skin condition affecting 1 in 5 people. It can come on suddenly (acute eczema) or be chronic (longstanding). Many people have it from childhood, and some may grow out of it, but…

  • The dangers of fat transfer for a Brazilian Butt Lift explained

    The dangers of fat transfer for a Brazilian Butt Lift explained

    Brazilian Butt Lifts have the highest death rate of any cosmetic procedure: Top plastic surgeons explain why and how the risks can be avoided. Made popular by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, the Brazilian Butt Lift involves transferring fat from an area where you don’t want it – such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, flank…

  • Is the sunscreen in a moisturiser enough

    Is the sunscreen in a moisturiser enough

    Is the sunscreen in your moisturiser enough? We talk to the experts to find out. Many moistuisers these days come with an SPF, and that’s a great idea. But often the label and packaging doesn’t give you much of an idea of exactly what protection your getting. They may say SPF 15, 20 or 30…