Category: treatments

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dark circles and Puffy Eyes: Your guide to causes and treatments

    Dark circles and Puffy Eyes: Your guide to causes and treatments

    Dark circles and puffy eyes. Your guide to what causes them and what you can do about them.   Dark circles under the eyes is one of the most common things people list as a concern when they take the Harley Street Emporium skin care test. More than 25% of respondents said it was an…

  • 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…

  • Tebiskin Cytoceuticals

    Tebiskin Cytoceuticals

    Welcome to the world of Tebiskin®. This is an exclusive brand of ‘Cytoceuticals’ – that is products that are formulated and targeted to act effectively at a cellular level to ensure the best skincare results. Tebiskin® Cytoceuticals are prescription strength products that are medically tested, trialled and proven and as such are only available with…

  • Why ‘how much’ is not the right question to ask

    Why ‘how much’ is not the right question to ask

    Should price be your guide when it comes to aesthetic treatments? Harley Street Emporium Editor, Fiona Clark, explains why “how much” the last question you should ask. We’re constantly bombarded with images on social media of celebrities and ‘influencers’ having an seemingly endless flow of treatments from Botox to butt lifts. Unfortunately this gives the…

  • 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…

  • Oxygenetix foundation

    Oxygenetix foundation

    Dr Shirin Lakhani explains why Oxygenetix is the best foundation on the market for treatments post procedure.   Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation is a breathable make up that represents a revolution in the world of foundations that was originally formulated by surgeons for use by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other aesthetic professionals after surgery and cosmetic…

  • The dangers of travelling abroad for hair replacement surgery

    The dangers of travelling abroad for hair replacement surgery

    With more people seeking help for hair loss now than ever before there’s been a corresponding rise in media coverage about surgery tourism. Recently tow UK women lost their lives after a Brazilian Butt Lift and when it comes to hair stories of people with life threatening infections and even death mean it’s time to…

  • 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…

  • Photo Dynamic Therapy and Actinic Keratosis

    Photo Dynamic Therapy and Actinic Keratosis

    What is Photo Dynamic Therapy and how can it help with actinic/solar keratosis? Fiona Clark runs through her experience with the treatment.   I confess, I am a sun worshiper, but it’s taken its toll on my skin. Back in the day, as they say,  when I was a child (think late 1960’s here) there…

  • Hair loss: what are the treatment options for men and women

    Hair loss: what are the treatment options for men and women

    Losing your hair? It can be distressing, but as Scalp Confidential’s Kelly Morrell explains, you have treatment options. Here’s a surprising statistic – more women than men experience hair loss. It may not be as severe as men, but 40% of women experience hair loss by the age of 40 and 80% by the time…

  • Acne scars: which treatments can help

    Acne scars: which treatments can help

    Acne scars can be difficult to get rid of. We spoke to Dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe about the treatment options. For some people, acne is way beyond just the odd pimple or two. Inflamed spots that cover the cheeks and jaw line – not to mention the back or chest, can be distressing. And, just…

  • Fillers: there’s more to them than lips and cheeks

    Fillers: there’s more to them than lips and cheeks

    Fillers: The evolution. Dr Christine Reader explains what they’ve traditionally been used for and what they can do now. There is no denying that fillers are going from strength to strength in terms of use and popularity. They certainly are the less invasive option when compared to surgery, and can yield very satisfying results. When…

  • Do home use galvanic or vibrating devices really work?

    Do home use galvanic or vibrating devices really work?

    There’s a buzz about home use devices at the moment, but can those that use electrotherapy or micro-vibration really make a difference to your skin? Dr Christine Reader finds out. On the occasion that I do visit a spa, I must confess that I do not pay a minute’s thought to the science behind the…

  • The surgery statistics are out, but who’s had what done?

    The surgery statistics are out, but who’s had what done?

    Some 28,000 people went under the knife for cosmetic reasons in 2017 according to official statistics – but what did they have done? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastics Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) has released it’s statistics for 2018 and according to the organisation their is a “surprising, yet undeniably clear-cut trend in aesthetic procedures” including a…

  • How to get rid of lines around your mouth

    How to get rid of lines around your mouth

    How do you get rid lines around the mouth, nose and chin? Dr Leo Avgerinos gives us a glimpse of what’s involved.   It’s not just our eyes that start to show the ravages of time – the area from our nose to our chin can also be affected by wrinkles. There are three main…

  • Thread lifts: the pro’s and con’s of the lunchtime facelift

    Thread lifts: the pro’s and con’s of the lunchtime facelift

    Thinking about at quick ‘lift’. Dr A. Bolin looks at Thread Lifts: “lunchtime facelift” and the benefits, risks and potential complications you should consider. Fancy having a “lunchtime facelift” to achieve a more youthful appearance? Also known as a ‘thread lift,’ ‘silhouette lift,’ ‘PDO lift’, ‘contour lift’ or ‘feather lift’, this is a less invasive…

  • What they don’t tell you about breast surgery

    What they don’t tell you about breast surgery

    Ever wondered what it’s actually like to get your boobs done? One brave soul (who prefers to remain nameless) shares her experience, so you’ll know what to expect. I’ll admit it, having your boobs ‘done’ is something I may have previously sniggered about. It was something that other people did. Or was it? My average…

  • How to get rid of thread veins

    How to get rid of thread veins

    Are thread or spider veins cramping your lifestyle? Dr Zara Kassam PhD explores the options to get your face and legs looking their best. According to the UK statistics almost 50% of all women will develop spider veins in their lifetime. Sometime they appear of the face but they can also  occur on the legs.…

  • How to get rid of cellulite: what works and what doesn’t

    How to get rid of cellulite: what works and what doesn’t

    Not loving that cellulite on your thighs but don’t know what to do about it? Dr A Bolin runs through the treatment options to see which ones really work. Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed dimpling of the skin on your buttocks or thighs? You are not alone. Most women, even very…

  • microblading vs permanent make up; more than just a beauty treatment

    microblading vs permanent make up; more than just a beauty treatment

    Microblading and permanent makeup: Dr A Bolin looks at the differences between these two techniques for enhancing beauty, and their uses for people who’ve lost hair due to cancer or pigment due to skin conditions like vitiligo. How much time does it take you to do your makeup in the morning? Wouldn’t it be nice…

  • Vaginal rejuvenation and dermal fillers

    Vaginal rejuvenation and dermal fillers

    Vaginal rejuvenation is becoming a popular treatment for women wanting to improve their sex lives, and dermal fillers is one way of achieving this. But as Dr Yuri Michitiuc explains it’s not just all about sex, there are some added benefits as well. You may notice aging in your face first but other areas of your body…

  • Is your derriere letting you down?

    Is your derriere letting you down?

    A curvaceous behind is in high demand as celebrities tout their booty – but what exactly is involved. Dr A Bolin finds out from plastic surgeon Naveen Cavale.   It may not have made it into the top ten list of most performed procedures in the UK but the popularity of a ‘butt lift’ is…

  • 14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

    14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

    There’s so much more to Botox that just smoothing wrinkles. Dr Zara Kassam PhD looks at some sometimes surprising uses for this injectable. Botox was once treated as a taboo subject: Everyone knew about it, but no one admit to using it. Now things have changed—so much so that Botox is regularly the subject of…

  • Breastfeeding and inverted nipples: how PRP could help

    Breastfeeding and inverted nipples: how PRP could help

    Inverted nipples can make breastfeeding difficult, but there is help at hand – even if it comes from an unusual source. Breastfeeding isn’t always easy. While many women have no problems with it some can experience considerable pain with cracked and bleeding nipples making each feed an excruciating experience. Poor positioning of the baby in…

  • HIFU: the ultrasound therapy that’s raising eyebrows

    HIFU: the ultrasound therapy that’s raising eyebrows

    There’s a new treatment on the block for lifting and tightening sagging jawlines and drooping brows – it’s called HIFU. Dr Zara Kassam, PhD, looks at how it works and what it does. You’d be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing a facial rejuvenating treatment these days because there are so many…

  • What you need to know before you have fillers

    What you need to know before you have fillers

    Fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment but as Dr Sasha Bolin reports, things can go wrong – so what do you need to know before you start? It seems like everyone is having botox or fillers – or both. And all the hype could make you think there’s no risk. But the internet is awash with pictures…

  • Baby Botox: how small doses of anti-wrinkle treatments can get great results

    Baby Botox: how small doses of anti-wrinkle treatments can get great results

    Frightened of starting Botox or you don’t want anyone to know you’ve had it? Dr Yuri Michitiuc explains how you can look wrinkle free without everyone knowing what you’ve had done. It is understandable to be concerned about people noticing that you’ve had Botox to fix wrinkles or smooth out lines on your face. While Botox…

  • Which make-up do doctors say is safe to use after a cosmetic procedure?

    Which make-up do doctors say is safe to use after a cosmetic procedure?

    Cosmetic or surgical procedures can leave your skin raw, bruised or red and everyday make-up may not be suitable. Heather Stephen looks at the products professionals recommend.  You have cosmetic or surgical procedures to look more beautiful but straight afterwards your skin may be red and raw or you may have some bruising or wounds that need…

  • Will intravenous vitamin drips make your skin glow?

    Will intravenous vitamin drips make your skin glow?

    Vitamin IV drips are a popular choice for people who want glowing skin and more energy, but are they better than eating a balanced diet? Helen Garston investigates. Intravenous drips are what you’d normally expect to see patients hooked up to on a hospital ward, but instead they are a growing trend in many people’s…

  • Whole Body Cryotherapy-does it work

    Whole Body Cryotherapy-does it work

    Whole Body Cryotherapy – can it reduce cellulite and improve your skin or should you give it the cold shoulder? Dr Haran Sivapalan finds out. Remember the ice-bucket challenge of 2014 when millions of people around the globe dowsed themselves in ice to raise money for the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) – an undoubtedly cold…

  • What can help Rosacea?

    What can help Rosacea?

    Rosacea is a chronic condition characterised by sensitive, red, flushing skin and sometimes pustules. Find out what helps. Most skin conditions tend to hit teenagers but rosacea most commonly strikes in your 30’s, just when you’re least expecting it. Twice as many women than men are affected but symptoms are generally more severe in the…

  • Non-surgical fat removal: which method is best?

    Non-surgical fat removal: which method is best?

    No scalpel, needle or scars. Helen Garston compares three of the most common non-surgical fat busting techniques.  No matter how much we exercise or diet, we are often left with areas of fat, which simply won’t budge. Previously the only option to get  rid of those bulges was liposuction – a surgical procedure that meant…

  • Great expectations: why penoplasty is a growing phenomenom

    Great expectations: why penoplasty is a growing phenomenom

    When it comes to a manhood makeover it might come as no surprise that penoplasty is, pardon the pun, on the rise. So what’s involved and is it safe? Helen Garston reports. We know penises come in different shapes and sizes but are they so different to make a man go under the knife? The…

  • The Eyes Have It – Surgery free eyelifts

    The Eyes Have It – Surgery free eyelifts

    Not happy with your baggy eyes but nervous about going under the knife? Heather Stephen looks at some of the non-invasive eyelift options. As we age the delicate skin around our eyes often sags and droops making us look tired and old, but turning back the clock needn’t involve surgery and major downtime. According to…

  • Beauty treatments: what to avoid when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding

    Beauty treatments: what to avoid when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding

    No drinking alcohol, no soft cheese and no pate. These are just a few of the things your advised against when your pregnant – but it doesn’t end there. There are certain cosmetic procedures and skincare ingredients you should avoid too. Dr A. Bolin explains. Do you have a skin ritual that includes a few…

  • FROM SAGGY EYELIDS TO DROOPING JAWLINES: DOCTORS SHARE THEIR NON-SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

    FROM SAGGY EYELIDS TO DROOPING JAWLINES: DOCTORS SHARE THEIR NON-SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

    Considering a cosmetic procedure but don’t want to go under the knife? Well, these days there are plenty of alternatives. Top doctors give their top tips. If you’ve started to notice your face is heading South as the years go by, chances are you’ll be looking for something to slow it’s progress. But is surgery the only…