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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 difference. Its main ingredient is Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a known skin hydrant. When we think of hyaluronic acid we usually think of fillers, but Profhilo is different – it is injected under the skin where it ‘flows’ to provide moisture to dry and…

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…

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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…

Dr Krystyna explains how Botox works

Botox has been used as both a medical and cosmetic treatment for many years now, but do you need a medical professional to administer it? Dr Krystyna, an aesthetic guru and cosmetic dentists says the answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ In this video Dr Krystyna explains how the toxin works, what can go wrong, and why its so important to have someone who knows and understands anatomy performing the procedure. Botox is one brand name for the botulinum toxin which can be used for treating teeth grinding, excessive sweating and migraines. As it also relaxes muscles it can also be…

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…

What is Profhilo

What is Profhilo? Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. It can be used on the face, neck, decollete, arms, hands and knees, or any part of your body where the skin shows visible signs of ageing. There is an immediately noticeable improvement in skin tone, hydration as well as firmness, and lines are minimized. Hyaluronic acid is best known as a ‘filler’ and is usually used to give volume to lips or to contour other areas of the face. Profhilo differs from the usual fillers…

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Harley Street Emporium’s evidence-based skin care gives you the best opportunity avialble on the market today to turn back the clock and stop aging in its tracks. All our brands come from top doctors. dermatologists and the labs that supply the medical aesthetics industry. They are formulated to get results and have the clinical studies to back them up. Using top quality ingredients and in many cases patented formulas these products are active in fighting the visible signs of aging from fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation and sun-damage. Brands include Teoxane, Beaute Pacificque, Fillerina, Aquateal, NeoStrata, Exuviance, Harley Street…

Menopause-your skin and body: what it does and what you can do about it

Menopause: what does it do to our skin and how can we fight back? Heather Stephen finds out. Hot flushes, drenched in sweat, sheets on and sheets off all night long – sound familiar? No wonder mood swings are a common symptom of menopause – and all of this can go on for years. And if that weren’t bad enough, your skin seems to go south almost as fast as the rest of you. But there are things that can help. What is the menopause? The menopause is that time in our life when our oestrogen levels decline and our…

Do wrinkle smoothing peptide creams really work?

The market is awash with peptide products claiming everything from boosting collagen to botox-like wrinkle smoothing, but how well to they actually work? Dr Haran Sivapalan finds out. Everyone seemingly wants younger looking skin. In 2013, consumers in the U.S. alone spent a massive $2.1 bn on anti-ageing creams. And in the UK research shows that women spend, on average, a whooping £140,000 over their lives on hair and skincare.  With such high demand, there is clearly a pressure on cosmetics manufacturers to continually produce innovative products to secure their share of this ever-growing market. Tea extract, vitamins, collagen extracts –…

Starting cosmetic treatments: When is young too young?

Wrinkle jabs and fillers have traditionally been used as we get older to restore our youthful looks. But as a surprising number of young people opt to go under the needle. Heather Stephen asks can you start too soon?  As celebrities tweet about their Botox and show off their newly plumped lips on Instagram injectable treatments are becoming as fashionable amongst 20 somethings as the latest Prada handbag or pair of Louboutin shoes. But do you really need to invest in anti-ageing treatments when you don’t have a wrinkle in sight? It seems as though plenty of young people think you…

Flavonoids: What are they and can they help your skin?

Flavonoids are a big thing in cosmetics – but what are they and what do they do? Dr Haran Sivapalan explains. Green tea, soybeans, red wine and thyme. What do these ingredients have in common (apart from perhaps all being components of a dish prepared by Heston Blumenthal)? The answer is that they all contain flavonoids, a class of over 4000 plant-derived chemicals (or ‘phytochemicals’) which share a similar molecular structure. Structurally, flavonoids are a type of “polyphenol” – a group of molecules that, in plants, play various roles including: aiding reproduction, fighting against infection and protecting against damage from…

Anti-wrinkle injections: what to expect

What is it?  Botox is a prescription only medication made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum – the toxin that causes botulism, a form of severe food poisoning. For medical purposes the toxin is modified and used to treat a variety of different conditions includinghyperhidrosis (severe underarms sweating), blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), chronic migraine, overactive bladder and cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder contractions.) As it acts as a muscle relaxant it is also widely used in the cosmetic industry to temporarily smooth out lines and wrinkles, usually on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox, the most commonly known drug…

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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…