Tag Archives: radiofrequency

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 here she runs through the pro’s and con’s of  some of them.    Fat Dissolving injections “Aqualyx is good for removing stubborn pockets of fat. It is injected using a cannula just under the skin where goes to work to break down the fat cells…

What is Thermage

What is Thermage? Thermage FLX™ ® is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment that smooths, tightens and contours the skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. It helps boost collagen, the scaffolding in our skin that gives it its firmness. As we age our collagen levels decline and we start to develop fine lines and wrinkles.   How does it work? Thermage uses heat from the radiofrequency it emits to target the cells within the skin to prompting them to produce more collagen. It causes an immediate tightening as excess water from the cells is released but over the next few months after…

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 devices boasting big claims seem to hit the market with resounding regularity – is he right? What’s so different about EMSculpt? Let me explain. Traditional body sculpting devices use either heat, cold (eg fat freezing – hence the ‘ice age’ comment) to break down fat…

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 to add insult to injury, it can in some instances lead to scarring. Obviously, prevention is better than cure so if you’re worried about your acne its best to speak to a GP as soon as it starts to flare up and get yourself some…

Who can benefit from vaginal rejuventation

There’s so much more to vaginal rejuvenation than a designer vagina. Gynaecologist Onsy Morris explains how it can benefit women after childbirth, cancer treatments and menopause.   There’s no doubt about it – a woman’s body goes through a lot. And it’s not just the visible bits that suffer from wear and tear. Down below can go through some extraordinary changes too. Childbirth, menopause and simply aging can take their toll on the pelvic floor, vagina and external genitalia. And if you’ve been ill with cancer, certain treatments can really knock those regions around as well. The upshot of all of…

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 types of lines that appear around the mouth: Marionette lines are the long vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth down each side of the chin Nasolabial or parentheses lines which extend from nose to mouth, and, ‘lipstick’ or ‘smoker’s lines’ that…

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 fit thin women, have cellulite and it can be a major concern, affecting self-esteem. Not surprisingly there are a host of products and treatments ranging from massages to invasive procedures which claim to banish cellulite. Although no treatment at present is a permanent solution, the…

Vaginal rejuvenation – Geneveve

What is Geneveve? Geneveve is a non-invasive, radio frequency treatment for vaginal laxity that uses tiny pulses of radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deeper layers of the vaginal tissue. Geneveve is not about cosmetic appearance; it is about how a woman ‘feels’. Just like skin, vaginal tissue relies on collagen and elastin for its support. With the normal ageing process or physical stresses from child-bearing, the tissue can become overstretched and weakened.   The result is very commonly a feeling of vaginal looseness called laxity, the side-effects of which can be a loss in physical sensation during intercourse as well…

Dr Bhavjit Kaur

Dr Bhavjit Kaur is the director and co-founder of the award winning Health & Aesthetic Clinic in Greenwich, London where she focuses on aesthetic procedures. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and is a BCAM appraiser and audit committee member and former mentor for Harley Academy, level 7 training – the body that trains health professionals in how to do aesthetic injectables. She has trained under some of the aesthetic industry’s leaders and makes every effort to keep herself up-to-date with changes and the latest technology. Dr Kaur takes an holistic approach to…

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 covering – but which products are safe to use on skin that’s healing? Even injection sites from botox and fillers should be treated with care as applying the lipstick or make-up you usually use is literally akin to putting bacteria onto an open wound. So what…

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 option? In many cases, advancements in aesthetic medicine mean you can now turn back the clock without going anywhere near an operating table. Dr Rupert Critchley, director of the Viva Skin Clinics chain in London, says non-surgical aesthetics “is really beginning to bridge the gap…