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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 strategies that can deliver good results. These are some of the most common concerns we see at the clinic and some suggestions for dealing with them. Melasma (Mask of Pregnancy) Melasma, ofter referred to as the ‘mask of pregnancy’ is the formation of irregular pigmented…

What is Tixel®

What is Tixel® Tixel® is a relatively new device which is used for skin rejuvenation. Launched in 2017 by the German company Novoxel GmbH it is based on Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA) technology. This means it uses heat to create collagen production to enhance the appearance of the skin – reducing fine lines as well as deep wrinkles. It can also help reduce pigment spots and even the tone of the skin. It is suitable for use on the face, neck, decolletage, hand and around the eyes and, unlike laser or needling treatments, it can be used on the eyelid and tear trough…

Pigmentation spots. How to prevent and get rid of them

How can you avoid pigment problems and what can you do about them once they’re there? Our experts explain. We may love the sun but there is a price to pay for bathing in it. Age spots, liver spots, sun spots – whatever you choose to call them – are areas of hyperpigmentation and can affect all of us, irrespective of our skin colour. Sun exposure is the main cause, and when it comes to Melasma – a condition that mostly affects pregnancy women or women on the contraceptive pill – hormones are usually to blame. Melasma and sun spots…

skin brightening what works

Looking for a luminous complexion? Dr Zara Kassam takes a look at skin brighteners – what they do and how they work. We’re all after a complexion that looks like we’ve never touched junk food, stayed up too late or baked ourselves under the sun, and that’s where skin brighteners come in. Some products use light reflecting molecules to help give skin a healthy glow, but they only mask problems. When it comes to skin brightening, fading or reducing pigment spots there’s a whole lot of science that goes into the products that can actually make a difference. If products…

Pregnancy: what to expect from your skin when you’re expecting

Pregnant women often look like they’re ‘glowing’, but as consultant dermatologist Dr Justine Kluk explains, there’s a host of other things that can happen  to your skin when you’re expecting. A radiant glow and a dewy complexion are part of that well known ‘pregnancy glow.’ How does it come about? Well, during pregnancy our blood volume is significantly increased and our sebaceous glands are stimulated to produce more natural oils or sebum. The net result for some women is glossier hair and a brighter skin tone, but, there are a multitude of other skin, hair and nail changes that can occur…

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Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…