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5 simple things you need to do for better sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in your everyday health and wellbeing. Not getting an ample amount of rest can have dramatic effects on your cognitive function, mental and physical health, body development and quality of life. 

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The safe way to detox for the New Year

Christmas and the build up to it is the season of over-indulgence. Despite our good intentions we inevitably consume too much sugary and fatty foods not to mention alcohol. The result? Not only will you pile on the pounds but you’ll feel tired, bloated and low in energy. Is it any surprise that many people kick start the New Year with a detox programme?  

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Glowing through the party season

The party season is almost here – think busy diaries and late nights! Don’t let the month of excess take its toll this Christmas and take some advice from The Harley Medical Group’s experts, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall and Nutritionist Christine Bailey, who have shared what’s contributing to that hangover face along with their top tips to keep your skin and body feeling and looking its best.

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HOW TO USE THE ALPHABET TO ADDRESS YOUR ANTI-AGEING CONCERNS

Common lifestyle factors such as sun damage, weight loss, smoking and sleep deprivation are all known to accelerate ageing, affecting different areas of the face.  

Our Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Justine Hextall, reveals how you can use letters of the alphabet as an easy guide to target your anti-ageing treatments. 

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Laser Hair Removal 101: Your Need To Know Guide

Whether you go for ‘nothing below the eyebrows’ or only de-fuzz your legs when you absolutely have to, hair removal can feel like a beauty chore!

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Skincare in the Sunshine: What you need to know

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to treat your hair colour. 

Our lasers work by targetting the pigment in the hair follicle, lighter hairs have less pigment making them more difficult to detect.

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Male Motivations For Cosmetic Surgery

With the number of Cosmetic Surgery procedures undertaken by men having risen by 13.5 per cent (totalling 4,614) between 2014 and 2015, men now account for almost 10 per cent of all cosmetic procedures in the UK.

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Announcing our New Treatments

Discovering something new is always exciting. So, to help you overcome the blues from this unseasonable cold snap we’re inviting you to discover our new range of skin peels and resurfacer treatments. Developed by leaders in advanced skincare technology, whether you’re looking to reduce the tell-tale signs of ageing, clear problem skin, reduce pigmentation or just rejuvenate your tired winter skin ready for Spring we have the treatment for you.

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The Top Beauty Looks From London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is revered as one of the most exciting weeks in the calendar for beauty buffs and fashionistas – and this year’s did not disappoint. With a fabulous array of hot new looks for the upcoming spring-summer seasons, we can’t wait to get started.

Here are the top beauty looks from London Fashion Week 2016.

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Looking After You in 2016

The New Year is a time for a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to finally kick those habits, the junk food and the unhealthy lifestyle. It’s the ideal time for you to start looking after yourself, not just by going to the gym in order to lose weight but to improve your physical and emotional well-being.

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Seasonality

We all want that perfect bikini body! But preparation for those sun soaked days at the beach starts long before the summer months. As any health and fitness guru will tell you, summer bodies are made in winter – and the same goes for Cosmetic Surgery.

One of the biggest benefits of having a cosmetic, rather than medical procedure is that you can plan a convenient time-frame for your treatment and recovery. 

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Laser Hair Removal: A Definitive Guide of Expectations, Myth and New Technologies

Even a quick Google search for Laser Hair Removal will bring up all sorts of conflicting advice, articles and ‘expert’ opinions about the treatment.  One blog will tell you Laser Hair Removal is suitable for fairer hair, another will tell you that’s a lie. Some articles will tell you dark skin tones can be treated, while others will show you terrifying pictures of blisters or pigmentation changes. 

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Get that glow! The Benefits of Regular Medical Microdermabrasion

Take a quick glance at the magazine rack in any store and you’ll see countless headlines about the most desirable celebrity body-parts. Whether it’s Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardashian’s bum or Jennifer Anniston’s toned stomach, it seems we’d all like to look a little bit more like our favourite A-Listers.

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Seasonal Skin Care: Summer

As the days get warmer we’re finally getting ready to welcome summer, but all that sun can take its toll on your skin. Hotter weather means more of your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays, for longer – so protecting your skin to maintain a healthy-looking appearance is a must. There are four main steps to glowing summer skin: product switch-up, sun burn prevention, sun damage cure, and blemish busting. 

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Cosmetic Surgery and Laser & Skin Treatments in the UK

Did you know the percentage of people in London who feel under pressure to look younger is 4 times higher than in the North West?

At The Harley Medical Group we’ve recently conducted an independent study into regional trends in Cosmetic Surgery. The results paint a fascinating picture of Great Britain and how our concerns about our appearance vary from place to place.

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Seasonal Skin Care: Spring

As we say goodbye to the wintery weather and give a welcoming nod to spring, it’s time to start thinking about Skin Care. 

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8 Biggest Cosmetic Surgery Myths – Busted!

Over the years, there have been many myths associated with Cosmetic Surgery. From Blepharoplasty to Breast Enlargement, we’re here to address the eight biggest Cosmetic Surgery myths. How? By using official statistics, gathered from our own research of course. We recently polled 4,000 adults on their views about Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical treatments, as well as their own personal experience – and we’ve used your answers to bust these myths once and for all.

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Making the right decision for you – choosing a cosmetic surgery provider

Every day we get told that we are meant to drink xxx cups of this tea, and eat xxx amounts of a super vegetable for a long, healthy and happy life. We listen attentively because when it comes down to it one of the most important things in your world is you, your health (both mental and physical) and your happiness. However sometimes, if we’re honest, no amount of tea or trendy super-food is going to fix the problem and we have to look at different courses of action.

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I-LipoXcell Treatment Launching In Harley Street very soon...

Are you fed up of those stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to shift, no matter how much exercise and dieting you do? 

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To Laser Or Not To Laser? That Is The Question

Ladies and gents, step away from the razors and hot wax and say ‘Hello’ to an easy way to remove your unwanted hair – Laser Hair Removal. We recently surveyed 4000 adults and found that not only is Laser Hair Removal the most popular Non Surgical treatment – even ranking above Botox - it’s also almost as popular with the gentlemen as it is with the ladies, in fact 21.37 per cent of women asked were undertaking the procedure and 17.05 per cent of men, so it really is not just one for the girls!

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Seasonal Skin Care: Winter

The most important lesson to ever learn about Skin Care is that it is very much seasonal. That means that with the change of each season, you’ll likely notice a difference in the condition of your skin. Winter can be especially harsh, with plummeting temperatures, freezing winds and overly stuffy homes and offices that wreak havoc on our, usually, unproblematic skin. So if the winter can cause so much damage to skin which is usually blemish free, imagine what it could do if your skin is dry, sensitive and Acne prone. 

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Top Five Apps For Health And Wellbeing

Nowadays we turn to technology for everything, from advice about what we should be eating to looking up our symptoms to avoid having a trip to the doctor. 

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Get 25 Per Cent Off Laser & Skin Treatments

Indulge in a spot of pre-party preparation with us this November and we’ll knock 25 per cent off the total cost of any Laser & Skin Treatment.

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Recreating The Look: Twiggy

Famous for her overhaul of beauty and fashion notions during the 1960s, it’s fair to say that Lesley Lawson (more commonly known as Twiggy) was a bit of a big deal. 

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The Quest For A Flat Stomach: Liposuction And Tummy Tucks

How many times have you looked in the mirror and sucked in your stomach to make it look flatter? Celebrity influence and media culture would have us believe that the perfect body is having a flat stomach. 

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Celebs Love Laser Hair Removal Too

Are you fed up with having to constantly shave your legs? 

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Post-Summer Exercise Tips To Boost Your Skin

Now that summer is gone, you may be left wondering what will happen to your skin. 

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We Have A New Website!

Here at The Harley Medical Group, we’re pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new website. 

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Anti-Ageing: Surgical Vs. Non Surgical

When it comes to looking younger, there are many solutions to take advantage of. Whether you’re interested in taking preventative measures or prefer the idea of something a little more permanent, you may find it difficult to determine what really works. 

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What Skin Care Ingredients Should Men Look For?

Nowadays, more men than ever are starting to pay attention to the appearance of their skin, with growing numbers investing in Skin Care products and following tailored regimes to ensure that their skin gets the best possible care. The main thing you need to be aware of when it comes to male Skin Care is that both male and female skin is different. That means what works for women will not necessarily have the same effect on men’s skin. So how do you know what ingredients to look out for when buying Skin Care products? Let’s take a look.

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Stay Safe Whilst Playing & Working Outdoors

While playing sports and training outdoors is great for fitness levels, being exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays is not. Studies on the subject highlight that athletes of certain disciplines are at greater risk of developing Skin Cancer, as well as other skin problems, such as Sunburn, Sun Damage and Sun Spots. Luckily, this risk can be reduced by taking extra care when out in the sun.

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Top Beauty Trends For Autumn

London Fashion Week is just around the corner! Can you tell we're excited? The changing season gives you the perfect opportunity to try something new beauty-wise not to mention shake up your Skin Care routine to give your complexion a helping hand. 

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Festival Beauty Tips & Tricks

Are you one of the many heading off to Reading and Leeds Festival this weekend? Are you worried about how your skin will survive the weekend without its daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine? Well never fear because we’ve compiled a whole myriad of festival beauty tips and tricks so you can enjoy the festival without compromising on great-looking skin.

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Liposuction Or Tummy Tuck: What's Right For You?

Everyone’s heard of Liposuction and Tummy Tuck surgery it’s hard not to when faced with pictures of celebrities who’ve undergone one or the other on a near daily basis. 

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What's The Best Treatment For Stretch Marks?

Stretch Marks are extremely common and occur when the skin has to stretch to accommodate extra weight. It’s for this reason that many Stretch Mark sufferers are young women going through puberty or pregnant women. 

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How To Look Younger (With No Surgery Involved)

Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing  fact. That doesn’t stop people the world over from bemoaning their ageing faces and wishing they could find some way to turn back the clock. We all know that Cosmetic Surgery exists and is an effective way to shave off the years  but what about those who would prefer to go down the Non Surgical route instead? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that there are numerous solutions available, both in the form of treatments and general beauty tips.

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The Secret Cancer

Melanoma is now the most common cancer in the UK amongst 15 to 34 year olds. More than 13,000 people develop the disease every year compared with around 1,800 in 1975. It's rising faster than any other cancer, so why is it still our best kept secret?

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Skincare Tips For Men

Calling all men out there what’s your view on skincare regimes? Do you think they fall into the pointless-stuff-women-do category? Or are you a skincare advocate? If you’re edging more towards the first category then this blog post is for you ‘ we’re here to teach you all about the importance of skincare for men, and to show you what a huge difference a good regime can make to the appearance of your skin. So gentlemen, read on to find out our top skincare tips for men.

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Eat these four superfoods for a glowing complexion

Summer is finally here and it’s never been a better time to up the ante on your skincare but what if we were to tell you that you could achieve a glowing complexion simply by eating the right food?

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Celebrities Get Acne Too!

It may seem as though celebrities live a charmed life' they’re good looking, earn wads of cash, attend fancy awards ceremonies, and generally live the high life. 

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Moobs? No More

Ask any man how he’d feel about developing breasts and you can guarantee he’d run a mile. For some men though, having to cope with breasts, or Moobs as they’re more commonly known, is a daily battle, affecting their physical and emotional wellbeing. 

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Evolution of the Yummy

You’re probably aware of the term ‘Yummy’ by now & maybe you know someone who embodies all of the characteristics or perhaps you are one yourself? If you haven’t a clue what we’re talking about then never fear because we’re here to tell you all about it. Here at The Harley Medical Group, we’re really excited to introduce you to the Young Urban Male (known to his friends as the Yummy) & we’ve even created an’infographic‘on him, allowing you to track his evolution back to the 17th century.

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