She might be laughing now, but this is no laughing matter! More Brits are dying from skin cancer now than Australians.
Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of skin cancer but official figures show 26,807 Brits died from skin cancer over a decade, versus 19,839 in Australia.
The figures show a 14 per cent annual increase in fatalities in the UK while deaths in Australia are declining.
The British Skin Foundation is urging people to check their moles regularly and there is an app called Miiskin that can help keep track of moles by storing photos and sending a reminder to check them at regular intervals.
And of course prevention is better than cure- so SPF50, wear a hat and sunglasses, stay out of the sun between 11am-4pm each day and wear protective clothing like long sleeves and long pants. And, stay away from sunbeds!
See your GP or dermatologist on a regular basis for mole checks!
This is the link to an article on the statistics.
Thank you @drbhavjitkaur for posting about this yesterday. .
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So it seems more than 70% of you wouldn’t go to Superdrug for fillers or Botox. According to the Telegraph the company has surveyed some 10k people who’ve said they wanted such procedures in their stores.
Surgeons have expressed their concern in the Telegraph’s article warning about the risks of such procedures which include blindness and skin death from fillers and drooping eyelids and lips from botox. Infection is a risk with all injections.
Superdrug says trained nurses will be employed to administer the injections.
Thank you to all who voted!
The youth charity YMCA has joined with Dove for the Be Real Campaign, which is asking people to sign up to its body image pledge, #IPledgeToBeReal .
According to the Press Association the YMCA spoke to more than 1,000 young people aged between 11 and 16 about
the pressures they felt to look "perfect". It found that 62% of 15 to 16-year-olds felt expectations over their appearance had been affected by social media.
Ideals of physical perfection were also said to be driven by celebrity culture, with 58% of 11 to 16-year-olds identifying it as the main influence.
Photoshopped images and the sharing of only flattering shots have shifted young people's understanding of what a normal body looks like, the charity said.
Some doctors have told Harley Street Emporium that they believe these pressures are driving women to have unnecessary cosmetic procedures on both their face and body.
If you believe you are affected in this way many practices now have psychologists who can help you with body dysmorphia issues.
In the meantime, have a read of this thoughtful piece on aesthetic procedures and what it means to be you by one of our doctors, Kal Pindolia.
How do you protect your baby’s beautiful skin from sun damage? The world renowned Mayo Clinic says sunscreen shouldn’t be used on babies under 6 months of age.
Instead dress then in light weight but long sleeved clothes and keep them out of the sun. An umbrella on the pram or at the beach is a good idea. (Remember skin can still burn in the shade and on cloudy days.)
Sunscreen is ok for older children but best to get ones that are marked as suitable for children.
Look for A good SPF and UVA star rating - at least 4!
If your baby is burnt see your GP. Apply a damp wash cloth.
Do not put oil on their skin or pop any blisters if they form.
We have a great article on sun burn on our site - head over and take a look. Search for ‘sun burn’. .
If you’re about to head off on holidays there are a few essentials you need to take with you!
1. A good sunscreen with a bronzer so you look tanned before you hit the beach and you don’t need to damage your skin by lying in the sun - think Tancream -SPF50 with 5 star UVA Protection, plus antioxidants to help protect and repair the skin.
2. A good vitamin C serum to repair skin damage, brighten, even the complexion and boost collagen production. Think Teoxane’s RHA® X VCIP SERUM or DCL’s C SCAPE HIGH POTENCY SERUM 25.
3. A good sunscreen for your face for General daily use - think NeoStrata Sheer Physical SPF50
4. Something to get the skin on your body looking as smooth as your face! Think NeoStrata’s Problem Dry Skin Cream or Mene and Moy’s Advanced Body Lotion. They’ll leave even the toughest cracked heels looking smooth as a baby’s bottom after a week or so of use!
You can find them in our shop - on sale now with 25% off! Link in bio!
It seems like everyone is having botox and fillers - so much so that we seem to take the risks associated with these procedures for granted. But there are some significant ones!
Fillers injected into a blood vessel block the blood supply. If that blood supply is going to the eye is can cause blindness.
Is it’s supplying the skin it can cause the skin to die.
Fillers can become lumpy and cause granulomas - lumps caused by an inflammatory to the filler.
Botox injected in the wrong place can cause droopy eye lids, crooked eyebrows, drooping lips and drooling.
With both there’s the risk of infection and bruising.
Because of these it is vital that whoever you get to do these is a qualified medical professional who has done an appropriate training course and knows what to do if something goes wrong.
A cheap deal could cost you a great deal in the long run!
All the doctors on Harley Street Emporium are highly skilled, many are involved in training other medical professionals in injectables and a number of them are Save Face accredited.
You can find them on our site under aesthetic doctors or aesthetic nurse practitioners. Link in bio! .
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Hot off the Press Association Press and good news for women who have campaigned against vaginal mesh operations to treat stress incontinence:
Vaginal mesh surgery is to be "paused" for some treatments in England, officials have announced.
Ministers have accepted a recommendation from the nation's chief medical
officer, who asked that "a pause in the use of vaginally inserted mesh to treat prolapse and tape/sling used to treat stress urinary
incontinence is implemented through a high vigilance programme of
restricted practice", the Press Association writes.
So what’s the alternative? For many women vaginal rejuvenation can make a significant difference.
It is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser or radio frequency to heat the tissues. This heat causes micro trauma in the deeper layers of the tissue which the body reacts to by producing more collagen - one of the ‘scaffolds’ of skin. The result is a thickening if the vaginal wall which in turn supports the urethra in front, decreasing the stress incontinence.
It may not be suitable for the more severe vaginal laxity cases or for all forms of urinary incontinence but for many women it can make a significant difference.
If you’d like to know more there are a number of doctors on our site who perform this procedure.
Dr Unnati Desai in Knightsbridge
Dr Shirin Lakhani in Kent
Mr Onsy Morris in Kingston, Professor Isaac Manyonda and Mr Virkram Talaulikar at the Menopause Clinic London on Harley Street.
You can find them on our inntge doctors section- look for the under menopause or women’s health!
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So this was my breakfast this morning - a simple fruit salad - and oh so yummy. The fruits this year are amazing!
This bowl chopped contained a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals that are great for your overall health as well as your skin and hair.
Pineapple - a source vitamins C, Beta carotene that’s converted to Vitamin A, B1 and B6 to name a few. It also has Bromelain which has great anti inflammatory and clotting properties. (Great for getting rid of bruises so @drbhavjitkaur and @dr.christine_aesthetics tell me!)
Apricots - these are full of vitamin A, C, E and K - the first 3 are vital for good skin health and the latter is well known for wound healing.
Cherries - again more vitamin C and A plus a flavonoid called anthocyanine which has anti inflammatory and anti- aging properties.
Watermelon - potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, B6, C and lypocene - another powerful antioxidant.
Fruits are high in fibre too for gut health.
What a great start to the day!
To find out more about summer fruits and how they can help your skin and hair - read more: https://www.harleystreetemporium.com/summer-fruits-what-you-should-be-eating-for-your-skin-health/
So, I’m counting about 17 of these - how about you? (Once I put my glasses on so I could read them, that is!)
On the upside, there is help at hand. Vaginal rejuvenation is an amazing non-invasive procedure that can really help with stress urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and associated painful sex.
HRT - while not everyone’s cup of tea- can help with mood swings, hot flushes and vaginal dryness, memory loss, concentration and a host of others.
Don’t sit at home in silence, speak to a menopause specialist!
We have a number on our site including;
Gynaecologists Onsy Morris
Isaac Manyonde and Vikram Talaulikar. GPs Unnati Desai and Awfa Paulina, Jane Leonard, Ruhul Amin, Louise Newson, Bhavjit Kaur and Shirin Lakhani, and Nurse Prescriber, Shirley Nicol.
You can find them in our Doctor’s directory under women’s health. Follow the link in the bio!.
A Summer sunshine beauty tip! If your using Vitamin A (retinol) make sure you’re using a good SPF - 30 at least and a 5 star UVA - and that you reapply it regularly.
Why? These products encourage cell renewal, and those nice new skin cells are susceptible to sun damage. So don’t undo the good work you e done- wear your sunscreen, hat and glasses.
Learn more about the different types of vitamin A and why they’re a must have in your skincare regime by following the link in the bio!
“Four in every five women have experienced a reproductive health issue in the last year, a new poll has found.
A survey of more than 7,300 women from England found that 80% had experienced "unwanted reproductive health symptoms" in the last 12 months such as heavy menstrual bleeding, severe menopausal symptoms or postnatal symptoms.
The survey among women aged 16 to 64 also found that less than half with symptoms sought help for their problems.” This is from a Press Association article out today by Ella Pickover. The article says stigma and embarrassment were the main reasons why women didn’t seeks help despite 31% experiencing severe menstrual or menopause symptoms.
If you are experiencing these symptoms you aren’t alone, and there is help to be had!
We have a number of doctors who are there to listen, advise and treat women’s health issues and you can find them here:
#menopause#nightsweats#hotflushes#hrt#hormones#moodswings#womenshealth#harleystreetemporium Menopause Matters Menopause Clinic London
Clinica Medica Elite Aesthetics Menopause MegsMenopause Press Association @drshirinlakhani @urban_aesthetix