Breast Health Advice
Breast health is a serious subject and as such we're approaching it with the gravity it deserves.
Banish Dry Skin: Switch Your Winter Skin Care Routine
As the dark nights begin to set in and temperatures drop, you may notice that your skin begins to feel dry and itchy. Many refer to this as the “Winter Itch” – a condition caused by reduced moisture in the air.
The Most Asked Sun Damage Questions Answered
Whilst summer may almost be over, it’s still important to prioritise sun care in your skincare routine to adequately protect your skin.
Different types of breasts and nipples
By our reckoning combining breast types and nipples there are at least 90 different 'types' of breasts... and we're not even going to think about the impact of breast size, nipple colour or nipple size.
Hair Removal Options for Men
Whether you are tussling with a few strays or are swamped by a nest of chest hair, you might want to look at an alternative hair removal treatment besides just shaving.
Breast Enlargement Q&A
Considering a Breast Enlargement? Hear we answer your questions on Breast Augmentation with our health and fitness coach client with our Cosmetic Nurse.
How to repair your skin after the Bank Holiday Weekend
Prevention is key when it comes to being out in the sun, however if you have spent a little too much time outside in the heat this weekend, there are many things you can do to repair the damage and rejuvenate.
Does it matter what time you eat?
If you have ever wondered why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you may be surprised to learn that it’s not just about filling up for the morning ahead. It is down to your circadian rhythm.
Seven things to think about Before Plumping for Lip Fillers
Doctors and cosmetic surgeons reported a 70 per cent increase in the number of clients enquiring about lip fillers. And with the ability to produce instant results, boost self-confidence and tackle one of the signs of ageing, it’s little surprise!
OPERATION SMILE – MOROCCO MISSION
In Morocco, 1 in every 750 children are born with a cleft condition each year and if left untreated, it can make it difficult for these children to eat, feed and breathe. This also massively affects speech which then exposes the child to social stigma and the parents are left believing it’s their fault.
THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY WEDDING COUNTDOWN GUIDE
Some ladies have been planning their 'Big Day' since they were little girls - they knew their dress before they knew their husband-to-be. Other ladies take wedding planning in their stride and as it comes. One thing unites all brides... wanting to look gorgeous on their wedding day, and our ultimate wedding countdown is here to help.
Home or Away?
Choosing whether to have surgery at home or abroad is a very important subject for us as it involves your safety.
The Ultimate Guide to Adult Acne
Acne vulgaris is the eighth most common skin condition in the world. Although it usually occurs in teens, more than 60 per cent of acne sufferers develop the condition into adulthood. Around five per cent of adults even develop their first acne symptoms after the age of 25, some until the age of 40.
The Skin Fillers Debate
With 37% of us worrying that lip fillers would leave us with an infamous ‘trout pout’ and over half of women being more inclined to undertake subtle enhancements to look ‘like themselves but on a good day’ whilst maintaining a youthful appearance (61%), there’s much debate around skin fillers[i].
The Mole Guide: What does a Cancerous Mole look like?
Whether you are a sun worshipper or a casual tanner, it is important to check your moles for signs of skin cancer.
How to get rid of dark circles under eyes
Dark circles around the eyes can add years to the face, making us look constantly tired. But did you know this pesky problem isn’t always a result of fatigue?
7 things that could be making your skin worse
Nearly everyone has experienced bad skin at some point: it’s just a fact of life. While we’re told to drink more water and avoid greasy foods, sometimes there’s no stopping small bouts of acne or itchy rashes.
Why you should see a dermatologist in your 20s & 30s
Skin is the single largest organ in the human body, but it is also one of the most vulnerable. As the skin ages, it loses resilience and everything from hormonal imbalances, to environmental aggressors like viruses, UV rays and air pollution, can contribute to dull and tired-looking skin.
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.
Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Your Skin
Dry brushing is a detoxifying practice people have used for centuries, but chances are you’ve probably never heard of it. This Ayurveda-inspired practice is actually really simple: all it takes is a wooden skin brush, a little bit of body oil and some gentle exfoliation. The result is super smooth skin.
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?
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.
Is Breast Surgery Right For You
There’s no denying the popularity of breast surgery – in fact, it’s the most commonly undertaken Cosmetic Surgical procedure, with Breast Enlargement numbers rising by 13 per cent in 2013. But how much do you really know about it?
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.
To go bare or keep the body hair? Surely it’s a lady’s choice!
It’s the latest beauty craze that everyone seems to have an opinion about. But as scores of women take to Instagram to display their unshaved underarms, not everyone is sharing in their loud-and-proud approach to female body hair.
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!
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.
Beauty through the ages - 1990s
The 90s - a decade that brought us grunge and girl power. Beauty in this era was distinctive; hairstyles were alternately spikey, twisted, butterfly-clipped creations while makeup fell into two looks: iridescent or vampish, both topped off with a choker necklace.
Beauty through the ages - 1980s
Retro is huge at the moment and you’ll not find a more fun decade to recreate than the 1980s. Can you believe that just 30 years ago we were donning neon legging warmers, brighter than bright makeup and big big perms?
Beauty through the ages - 1970s
As in the 60s, the beauty trends of the 1970s were diverse. The beginning of the decade saw the continuation of the flower power trend of the sixties, before evolving into a retro glamorous look, harking back to the 1920s.
Beauty through the ages - 1960s
During the 1960s, popular beauty and makeup trends were divided into three marked stages: the earlier part of the decade was influenced by subtle and classic makeup looks and fine tailored clothing inspired by The American First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
Beauty through the ages - 1950s
The world of beauty exploded during the 1950s – with the war over, television programming started up again and more movies were produced in vivid colour, all of which contributed to women becoming more daring than ever with makeup colours.
Beauty through the ages - 1940s
The end of the 1930s brought World War Two. While the men went off into battle, the women were left to pick up the jobs traditionally held by men.
Beauty through the ages - 1930s
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 gave way to the Great Depression, which marked the majority of the 1930s. Although people had very little money to spend on fashion and beauty, Hollywood became all glitz and glam, offering escapism from the normal everyday life.
Beauty Through The Ages – 1920s
We have the women of the 1920s to thank for the wide choice of makeup available today. Until then, makeup as we know it didn’t really exist, with women preferring to use face creams and products aimed at improving the appearance of their skin in a natural way.
Beauty Through The Ages – Infographic
Our notion of beauty and what is beautiful has changed over the years. Looking back over history, famous people; fashion; and culture have all played a part in influencing the beauty trend of each decade, giving each its own distinct look.
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.
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.
Selfies and Body Dysmorphic Disorder – What’s the Connection?
Love them or loathe them, selfies are near impossible to avoid. They took off with a bang around 2011 and now never a day passes without waves of the self-portraits flooding our social media feeds.
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.
The Psychology of Cosmetic Surgery
With more than a quarter of UK women (29%) feeling unhappy about the way they look and over half (51%) considering having a Cosmetic Procedure, it’s interesting to look at the psychology behind cosmetic surgery.
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.
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.
Acne Causes, Effects & Treatments Guide
Acne is a common skin condition, suffered by many. Some people mistakenly believe that acne only occurs during teenage years, but in actual fact, it can happen during adulthood as well. Acne spots can affect your face, neck, back and chest, ranging from mild to severe.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Skin with Justine - The Skin Fillers Debate
With 37% of us worrying that lip fillers would leave us with an infamous ‘trout pout’.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Demystifying Skincare: Your need-to-know guide to cosmetic terminology
We wouldn’t blame you if you find the beauty industry confusing. Every skin care product offers a miracle result and the list of ingredients on the back of each pot reads like a degree-level science exam! But what do all these terms mean and how does any of it actually benefit our skin?
Eat Your Way Young
If you asked most women about their beauty priorities, younger looking skin will often be at the top of their list.
Nutrition with Christine
We all long to have clear, glowing and vibrant skin. Great skin radiates health and vitality, boosts our self-confidence and often reflects a healthy body within.
EAT YOUR WAY TO GLOWING SKIN WITH THESE SUPERFOODS
Beauty trends come and go but a healthy, glowing complexion will never be out of style. what we eat has a huge effect on the way our skin looks; a lack of vitamins and essential oils, too much greasy food and dehydration can all leave skin looking lacklustre.
THE BLOGGER BEAUTY HACKS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
We don’t all have the time or the money to make frequent trips to salons and invest in the latest must-have beauty gadgets. The good news is that you can still achieve a flawless look – thanks to cheap and effective beauty hacks from beauty bloggers and vloggers across the world.
Why choosing the full fat option is not always a bad thing
We’re always told to cut down our fat and reduce our sugar intake if we want to stay fit, healthy and slim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebs Love Laser Hair Removal Too
Are you fed up with having to constantly shave your legs?
Post-Summer Exercise Tips To Boost Your Skin
Now that summer is gone, you may be left wondering what will happen to your skin.
We Have A New Website!
Here at The Harley Medical Group, we’re pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new website.
Lazy girl beauty: the multi tasking products that will save you time and effort
Sometimes it can feel like a full face of make-up and clear, healthy skin are mutually exclusive. But why should this be the case?
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.
What we can do for you – men
Although women remain the majority of those opting to undergo Cosmetic Surgery procedures figures show that an increasing number of men are breaking through the taboo by “going under the knife” to get the appearance they want.
New mums battle to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies
With celebrities snapping back to their former selves just weeks after giving birth, it's no wonder 40% of mothers say slim celebrity mums make them feel obliged to lose weight quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.