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Fillers: Why You Should Consider Them Sooner Rather Than Later

''As aesthetic doctors, our thinking nowadays is to preserve rather than to transform.''   What Are Soft Tissue Fillers? Soft tissue fillers are injectable gels that help to lift tissue and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Fillers can be made from a variety of different substances but the vast majority that are used today are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies as a building block for our skin, drawing in water and providing hydration and support to your skin tissue. There are many different fillers in the market, and new ones are…
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A Quick Guide For The Mother Of The Bride

As the Mother-of-the-Bride, you’ll want to make sure you’re looking your best on your daughter’s big day. Not only are all your friends and family going to be there, you’ll also be a part of the bridal party and as such, on show.  There will likely be hundreds of photographs of the bridal party, giving you a permanent record of how you looked on the day, and of course, you don’t want to be outshone by the groom’s mother! I often see the mother of a bride-to-be a few months before the wedding.   Women realise that they are aging…
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Skin Needling – Why All Treatments Aren’t Equal

Skin needling is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT). The process of creating thousands of micro injuries to the skin with tiny needles has been shown to stimulate a healing cascade which helps to build new collagen and improve the quality and texture of the skin. The needling process also allows for increased penetration of active ingredients. It’s an excellent treatment to help improve rough and uneven texture, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation, and even active acne. But all skin needling treatments aren’t equal and there’s a reason why some treatments are more expensive than…
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Dark Circles Under the Eyes… What Can I Do?

One of the most common conditions bringing patients to see us at Aesthetics on 5th, is dark circles under the eyes. Patients reach a point when they’ve had enough of people asking them if they’re tired or if they’re feeling ok. Whilst under-eye concealer often helps to mask the dark circles, who wants to be using lots of make-up every day? There are three basic conditions that cause dark under-eye circles: 1. Pigmentation of the skin 2. Visibility of blood vessels through the skin 3. Loss of volume and hollowing under the eyes One or more of these factors may…
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What causes hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin complaint that impacts more of us than one might think. These dark patches of skin often occur on the hands, face and other areas that receive sun exposure. It is caused by an increase of melanin, a natural pigment that gives hair, eyes, and skin their colour. Whilst every skin is different, these are the possible underlying triggers that could be behind yours… Sun exposure – More sun equals more pigmentation, so wear that SPF daily! Hormones – Pregnant women or those dealing with hormone imbalances can experience pigmentation. Age – Those over the age…
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