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Hitchhikers guide to skincare in your 40’s and beyond

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Skin inYour 40s: Discover how your skin changes & what can help.   We’re often made to feel that the older we get, the less content with our physical appearance we should be. But in reality, there are so many simple ways to feel beautiful, no matter what your age—and great skincare is one of them. But navigating the complicated world of skincare as you age can be challenging, especially if it’s not your area of expertise. If you need a little guidance on how to look great at 40 and beyond, we can help. How…

What your skin really needs with Dr Johanna Ward

Confused about what you need in you skincare regime? Dr Johanna Ward has the answers.   With so many brands and so much conflicting advice on what you ‘must have’ in a skin care regime it’s not surprising people are confused about what they should be doing to keep their skin in good health. Fortunately Dr Johanna Ward, a self-confessed skin care ‘geek’, GP, cosmetic doctor and founder of the skin care brand ZENii, is here to help. She has two main messages when it comes to skin care: keep it simple nourish your skin from the inside as well…

What can you do about acne or pigmentation during pregnancy?

What can you do about acne or pigmented skin when you’re pregnant? The experts explain. Pregnant women are faced with a long list of what they can’t do when they’re pregnant, but if you have acne outbreaks or pigmentation issues the big question is – what can you do? “Good question, and a difficult one as during pregnancy women are asked to avoid a lot of the products” dermatologist Dr Simon Zokaie says. Dr Paul Charlson, president of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) says the reason behind this is not necessarily because the ingredients in skin care products…

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…

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 issue for them. There many of causes for dark circles under the eyes so unfortunately there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ fix – despite what we’re often told.   The Causes The causes can include: genetics lifestyle (too many late nights, smoking, alcohol consumption) ageing, and health…

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 the recommendation of a doctor. If you are interested in Tebiskin Products please take the Skin Care Test and our reviewing doctor will be able to recommend the best products for your skin concerns. The range of products includes products for rosacea sensitive skin acne…

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 – where brown patches can occur on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. This is why a sunscreen is so important, and the higher the SPF and the UVA star rating, the better. A good non-comegenic (ie one that wont clog pores and cause pimples)…

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Harley Street Emporium – Your Complete Aesthetics Guide Harley Street Emporium is your complete aesthetics guide.  It’s a website where you can find a doctor, find information and buy the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. It features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and cosmetic treatments. It also has a glossary of ingredients which tells consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns associated with them. It also has a shop section which showcases evidence-based products – mostly…

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…

Dr Simon Zokaie

Dr Simon Zokaie, BSc MBChB MRCP, is a cosmetic dermatologist  and the medical director of the LINIA Skin Clinic on Harley Street. In addition to his private practice he continues to work for the NHS. His areas of interest include the treatment of acne, rosacea, pigmentation, psoriasis and eczema as well as skin lesions and skin cancer.  He is a core member of the NHS skin cancer multidisciplinary team. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Manchester and underwent his medical training in London. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and subsequently spent more than …

DNA skincare tests: are they worth the money they charge?

Do you really need a DNA test to tailor you a skincare regime? Dr A. Bolin investigates. We’ve all heard of a paternity testing – the DNA test used to check if your father really is indeed your biological father. And it seems the sky is the limit when it comes t applying these tests with targeted DNA tests now being touted for everything from family ancestry, fitness and nutrition and even dating. But, when it come to skin, what can these quite pricey tests tells us and is that information really worth any more than an good chat with a skincare…

Shirley Nicol

Shirley Nicol, Clinical Director Shirley was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Stirling University where she completed her BSc in dermatology and non-medical prescribing. Her journey led her into medical aesthetics, training to an advanced level of practice.  She is director and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in Clinica Medica in Glasgow where she currently practises, providing a service that is totally client centred. Having dedicated 35 years of her life to healthcare in both senior clinical and commercial roles, she recognises the need to deliver safe and effective treatments to her clients and patients. She ensures she is kept…

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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…