The Up’s of Downtime

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Busy, Busier, Busiest.

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Modern life can often feel like we are constantly accelerating. Affecting our daily lives to the point that they appear to go by in a blur.

From our homes, to our jobs and even on the roads in between; popular culture has placed a priority on busyness.

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The Dangers of Botulinum Toxin

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The Uses for Botulinum Toxin

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Botulinum Toxin (BTXA) has become well known around the world. It has been approved as treatment for multiple health conditions. These range from muscles spasms and incontinence to chronic migraines. Medical research continues to explore the possibilities in treating the symptoms associated with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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The Origins of Botulinum Toxin

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What is Botulinum Toxin?

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Botulinum Toxin is a neuro toxic protein made by the spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

It was initially discovered by Dr. Emile Pierre van Ermengem of Belgium in the 1890’s when he linked a case of fatal food poisoning to the bacteria. With time, medical studies identified seven different strains that were named A through G.

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Vegetarian Diet

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Healthy Eating

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The food we choose to consume affects our overall health and energy levels, as well as our aesthetics.

Vegetarian diets are gaining popularity for multiple health and environmental reasons. If you are interested in adopting a vegetarian diet it is important to plan ahead for a wholesome variety.

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Skin Tags & Moles

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A Simple Procedure to remove small blemishes

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A mole or skin tag is only a beauty mark if it makes you feel beautiful! Feel free from the annoyance or physical discomfort of an unwanted mole or skin tag by giving yourself permission to have it removed!

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Nasolabial Folds

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Nasolabial Folds were once thought to be caused by the muscles we use to smile, but this is incorrect. They are actually an inevitable sign of ageing.

What Causes Nasolabial Folds?

These lines become visible for the first time in an individual’s twenties. As we get older existing Nasolabial folds seem to emerge or become more prominent. In reality the folds themselves do not change, rather, the loss of tissue volume elsewhere in your face combined with the movement and decline of cheek volume make the folds appear to deepen.

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Blunt-tip Cannula’s versus Needles

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Some clients seeking the aesthetic benefits of dermal fillers are not aware of the reasons why many experienced doctors have begun to employ the use of blunt-tipped cannula’s alongside or instead of traditional needles.

To better understand why blunt-tipped cannula’s are preferred by some doctors and patients as well as to help decide which instrument you may favour it is worthwhile examining the benefits and drawbacks of each approach to depositing cosmetic fillers.

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Physical Training & Hormones

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Part of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle is a routine which includes exercise to maintain health and to increase or regain physical fitness. Exercise can be broadly defined as any action or activity which is undergone to condition a specific part or parts of the body.

Physical training can release hormones which further enhance its positive benefits. Let’s take a closer look on how staying in shape can help combat visible aging and keep us looking our best for longer!

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Food & Hormones

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Hormones play a vital role in our health and well-being. The most well-known hormones are Testosterone, Estrogen and Progesterone. While these three are primarily known as our sex hormones, they control far more than just libido. They impact many essential bodily functions and help determine how we feel and how we look.

Maintaining a healthy and varied diet is one important way in which we can facilitate keeping our hormone levels optimally balanced which will subsequently positively impact our health and visible ageing.

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Hand Rejuvenation

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What do you hands say about your age?

It would seem that the old adage “if you want to know a woman’s true age look at her hands” may be true after all. According to a study published in the official Medical Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons researchers demonstrated this. Participants were shown unaltered photographs of only hands and in the majority of cases were able to correctly deduce the biological age of the person photographed.

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