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DOES PRP WORK FOR HAIR LOSS ?

Does PRP work for hair loss? Hair loss therapy and hair loss treatments are one of the most sought for treatments on the market, often misleading patients who want to fix hair loss problems.

Patients tend to be disillusioned with hair growth treatments, as they have usually attempted some who haven’t worked or think that hereditary conditions determine the outcome of any possible treatment.

However, PRP treatment has proved to be active on natural hair growth at surprising levels. PRP is used as hair loss prevention as well as hair loss treatment. But is it enough to solve the problem on its own?

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WHAT TO EAT FOR HEALTHY HAIR?

What to eat for healthy hair?

Our body needs the right amount of foods with antioxidants to combat what is known as oxidative stress, which profoundly degrades the production of elastin and collagen in our body and especially our hair!

Oxidative stress is one of the critical impacts in our ageing process, affecting the pigmentation and production of our hair, as well as the ageing process of the hair follicle.

Therefore, my first advice on what to eat to maintain healthy hair would be to focus on a higher intake of green vegetables and fruits such as berries, especially green leaf diets composed of spinach and kale! By adopting a healthy lifestyle, not only will you look younger, but you can avoid Alopecia diseases and maintain beautiful hair for longer!

Secondly, our body needs healthy and stable levels of fat to maintain our cell structure and function. Fat makes our hair more elastic and produces the necessary essential oils for your scalp. Eating good fats such as avocados and sweet potatoes, instead of that refined carbohydrates that are found in processed foods is recommended.

And finally, a surprise in for the seafood lovers! Fatty fish such as salmon, shrimps, and oysters are game-changers for your hair health! As they contain omega-3 fatty acids, they are the perfect excuse to spoil your hair with nutrients!

By improving the way you eat, you can reduce the chances of alopecia hair loss and neutralise oxidative stress. So by improving your inner health, your hair will look more radiant and refreshed, just in time for the summer!

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BOB HAIR STYLE FOR SUMMER 2018!

Bob hairstyle for Summer 2018!

With summer at our doorsteps, it is time to showcase our beautiful hair under the sun! So let’s get inspired by beautiful celebrities and the latest hair trend of 2018, which is the bob hairstyle trend!

If you do end up going for this bold and stunning short look, make sure you don’t go halfway and do it like Emma Stone! She looks fantastic in her shapely bob. The shapely fringe and hoppy ends make this a killer look!

Otherwise, if you’re feeling a little more retro, you can also opt for Katy Perry’s 50’s bob style! She completely pulls it off, making this a flirty fun look!

For a more minimalist look, Emma Roberts has the bob hairstyle on lock! The angular cut of the crop, along with the weeping fringe gives the bob a more sophisticated and professional look.

And how about an extra level of chic added to the equation? Alicia Vikander completely rocks the bob hairstyle by parting it on the center, with subtle wavy curls effortlessly tumbling.

So don’t be scared of the short look! The bob hairstyle hasn’t trended this year for no reason! Dare to be different this summer and create some different but easy summer hairstyles!

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If you’re looking for useful products that will target skincare concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, but not aggravate or irritate your skin, don’t look further, Obagi is the perfect answer; an award-winning skincare range!

Next month on the Dr Fern Mag, we will be talking about premature aging of the skin. It is something that can be caused by lifestyle choices, such as direct and daily exposure to the sun, causing both fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, as well as an increase in the appearance of age spots. It also slows down the turnover of skin cells between those that are healthy and those that are old and damaged; We will give the advice you need to have no longer to worry about ageing skin!

We will also talk about the importance of choosing the correct foundation to avoid ruining the effort you will make getting the perfect skincare regime and let your skin breathe appropriately while using your foundation! Stay tuned!

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Want to restore firmness and get back your glamorous skin? Want to regain radiance, shine, and glamour like never before?

Try TheLondonFacialCare’s latest treatment, the bio-remodeling skin treatment, Profhilo!

Stay tuned for this month’s Dr Fern Mag! Profhilo is the star of the show! You will know how it works, whether it is the right treatment to choose, and how you can complement Profhilo with our other skin treatments and tips!

We will shop as well around to find the perfect swimming suit to show off our hard work at the beach!

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WHAT IS PROFHILO ?

What is Profhilo? Is it the right treatment for you?

Profhilo is one of the newest anti-aging techniques developed in Italy in 2015. it has boomed the aesthetic industry! It is a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel.it treats skin laxity through skin bio-remodeling.

It is an excellent alternative to dermal fillers. It combats tired-looking skin and the loss of facial volume by stimulating four different types of collagen and elastin. With a higher degree of spreadability, it doesn’t produce lumps. Profhilo is capable of releasing the hyaluronic acid at a slower pace.

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PROFHILO OR DERMAL FILLERS?

Profhilo or Dermal fillers ?

As we age, our skin is confronted with a lessened production of collagen and elastin. Our skin becomes thinner and less elastic.

Until recently, dermal fillers have been the dominant anti-ageing and non-surgical products on the market to deal with those issues. Now, new options in the industry, such as Profhilo, can easily create confusion at what is the right treatment for our desired results!

So, Profhilo or Dermal fillers? Both dermal fillers and Profhilo are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Dermal fillers are usually biodegradable liquid gels that contain anesthetics to ensure a less painful procedure. Profhilo is made of a pure HA technology and is not targeted at volumising the face like dermal fillers.

Profhilo acts as a skin booster. Profhilo provides hydration, production of collagen and elastin by bio- remodeling the skin.

Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo doesn’t need anesthetics. The application of this product consists of only five injection sites to be carried. It makes its use easier and less painful.

Profhilo is easily spreadable. It adapts easily to the structure of your face without producing lumps. Profhilo can equally be used as a preventive measure to avoid wrinkles and lines, as well as a solution to skin laxity problems on older patients.

However, dermal fillers still remain one of the best treatments at targeting specific areas and concerns of the patient. These include areas like nasolabial folds, the tear trough area, and the chin area.

Dermal fillers are also one of the best options to target concerns of volume loss in the cheeks and mid-face area, while Profhilo is an excellent option to maintain a balanced look, with unsurpassable skin health.

All cases are different. A full assessment of the patient is required. In many cases, the combination of different anti-ageing treatments will provide the best result possible, remodeling the face without inflated the face by using too much fillers. Profhilo is the perfect answer to be combined with fillers!

So what are you waiting for? Call the practice to find out what the best treatment for you is! My assistants will be happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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TOP ANTI-AGEING TIPS FOR SKIN

Are you looking for some anti-ageing tips?

As we get older, we tend to cross paths with ageing signs that are more simple to prevent and solve than we think!

The little things matter when it comes to keeping healthy and radiant skin, but we don’t know many of what they entail!

It is why I want to let you in on the secret tips to skin anti-agers!

One of the worst causes of ageing skin is sun exposure. UV exposure damages your levels of elastin and collagen at unprecedented levels, causing your skin to droop and to form wrinkles. The best advice out there is to use your sunblock every day, with an SPF protection of at least 30. It can be used in combination with makeup bases and moisturisers that also include UV protection. Lastly, it is best to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which is when Mr. Sun works at its full potential!

Another excellent anti-ageing tip includes the significant advantages of using a topical cream that contains retinoid and AHA (alpha hydroxyl) as part of your skincare regimen. Retinoid, combined with an anti-inflammatory agent and an anti-oxidant will smoothen your skin for a healthier appearance.

I highly recommend the use of the Obagi Skin Health products, with results showing within two months. However, make sure to do your homework and gradually introduce them to your skin regimen as there is a time of adaptation, and each case is different. If you pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid retinoid.

Last but not least, time is the essential key to finding the right skin regimen for you. Money is not necessarily the key to achieving perfect skincare treatment!

Including a routine for both the day and evening is essential to prevent ageing of the skin. Essentially, sunscreen during the day is a must! In the evenings, it is essential to remove all your makeup and use a cleanser before the application of retinoid and then a moisturiser. No exceptions should be made after long night outs, as that could lead to outbreaks and deterioration of your skin’s regenerative process. Also, it is a good idea to try peels and exfoliation once a month. It works for most, and by being a more in-depth process, it stimulates collagen growth and skin regeneration, Obagi Peel radiance is my recommendation.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my anti-ageing tips! And why not book a consultation to complement your skincare regimen with a treatment? My assistants will be more than happy to book you an appointment with me!

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

We’ve all heard the saying we are what we eat. This little fact surely hasn’t changed over time. With an increasingly fast-paced world, it is so tempting to opt for the easy way or the quickest way to get food, harming a balanced diet and, therefore, our beautiful skin too!

A well-balanced diet combined with the correct anti-ageing treatments and skin regimen will maintain your skin healthy, young, and beautiful for much longer.

First, get the right amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics in your body. The latter is not so popular, but prebiotics can be found in natural foods such as garlic, onions, and whole grains. Prebiotics stimulates the growth of good bacteria in your gut, helping your system to digest food easier. Prebiotics avoid as well as remaining substances in your body that could cause skin irritation.

Probiotics help by balancing out the gut bacteria in your stomach, preventing the skin from inflammations. Probiotics are found in natural foodstuffs like yogurt and kefir or can be bought at health-food stores as a supplement.

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DIP IN THE WATER! BEST SWIMSUITS 2018!

You’ve worked hard on your body and skin-care all year! Now it’s time for the show and finds out what are the best swimsuits 2018!

We all want to show all our hard work at the beach in all glamour. It comes without saying that 2018 has spoiled us with choice in terms of swimsuits!

The hottest trends showcased at the Miami Swim Week include an array of options to fit all personalities!

To start with, for women who want to stay away from the ordinary and the classics, the one-shoulder swimsuits are back in the game with a slightly different intake.

Larger shoulder pads in light faded pink colours are offering a nice and different alternative to the old classics. A more noticeable trend in summer clothes has also invaded the swimsuit world, and those are the pastel colours!

Pastel coloured bikinis are definitely in the 2018 trend, pushing through with the pastel-like yellow, turquoise, and pink!

A continuing and always loved trend is the crocheted swimwear, which goes on par with women who want an increased effect of sexy! One of the most loved looks in Miami Swim Week included a crocheted tankini style top with tassels around the bottom.

And speaking of tassels, swimsuits with tassels are the big show of summer 2018! For the fun and creative, this summer will offer various combinations of feathery, embellished, and multi-layered tassels.

Lastly, a little shimmer and shine never hurt anybody! It reflects by cleverly developed swimsuit designs that can integrate gold and silver colours, without the tacky and spatial feel it usually comes with.

On the contrary, a combination of gold and silver lighting on triangle bikini tops proved to be quite an elegant and sophisticated look!

So get all your swimsuits ready for this summer, and enjoy a glamorous skin and a glamorous you in 2018!

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Next month on the Dr Fern Mag, we will be talking about our beautiful hair and all the treatments that we offer to take care of them. Not only will the topic surround hair loss and treatments for solutions, but also how to maintain your hair and keep them shiny and sparkling for the summer!
We will also talk about the essential products to avoid on our hair and about the latest trends in fashion for hairstyles! Stay tuned!

Should you have any questions or need anything during this time, please feel free to contact the practice, and my staff will do their best to assist you!

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Let us help you get rid of your marionette lines!

Do you look in the mirror and think to yourself, “why do the corners of my mouth make me look sad?”.

Age is not the only factor that may cause you to have marionette lines, as smoking, genetics, and sun damage also contribute to this.

There are a few preventative measures that can be taken to delay or even stop developing the marionette lines.

The first of these measures is applying sunscreen, and we recommend anything SPF 30 or higher. Furthermore, you can use cosmeceuticals with clinically proven ingredients that stimulate the production of collagen and fight wrinkles such as Obagi.

Another non-invasive procedure to remove or even prevent the marionette lines would be dermal fillers and threads.

Let’s find out which is best for you!

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WHAT ARE MARIONETTE LINES?

Marionette lines run from the corners of the mouth, in most cases making the person look sad. So, why are they called ‘marionette’ lines? It is because they look like the lines that run along the face of a marionette. Symptoms of the marionette line are dryness of the skin, loss in elasticity, and firmness of the skin.

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WHAT BEST FOR MARIONETTE LINES ? BOTOX OR FILLERS ? 

What best for Marionette lines?

Once marionette lines begin to deepen, your face begins to appear heavier, with a saddened expression. The cause of marionette lines is the loss of soft tissue and structural support beneath the skin.

While they tend to make the skin sag, a solution to this problem can easily be applied! Since it is merely a problem regarding a loss of volume, the recommended treatment is dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Teosyal.

Alongside dermal fillers, I often recommend Botox into the muscles that are pulling down the corner of the mouth. Although Botox will not do the job on its own, it can help the corners of the mouth take a more horizontal position.

Want to find out which treatment is best for marionette lines for you?

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DERMAL FILLERS TO SOLVE MARIONETTE LINES

Dermal fillers to solve marionette lines

Teosyal RHA products are perfect for the moveable areas and to solve marionette lines. When they are applied, they can fill wrinkles and guarantee dermal hydration to be maintained at an optimum level. Teosyal RHA products also help to keep the elasticity of the skin, overall toning your face and brightening your complexion!

It is an innovative formula developed by the Swiss brand Teoxane, and it works well with faces that are static and dynamic. This formulated gel adapts to every emotion you may have, especially when injecting to restore your smile and solve marionette lines.

After saying that, it is important not to overestimate the result achieved with dermal filler injected directly into the marionette lines. If over injected, it can distort the patient’s facial expression and make a face looking heavier.

A better result will be achieved to solve marionette lines and nasolabial folds by concentrating on facial contouring and injecting the cheek area instead. It will create an uplifting effect, which will help to reduce the importance of the marionette lines.

Combined with a botox injection in the depressor angular oris, it will help to stop the downward mouth that makes you look sad.

Call the practice today! My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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WHERE TO INJECT FILLERS TO SOLVE MARIONETTES LINES?

Where to inject filler to solve marionette lines?

My approach for marionette lines differs according to the ageing stage involved.

My preference is to inject filler first: Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that restore lost volume in the face, stimulate collagen production, and attract moisture to the treatment area. It fills in the wrinkles and folds while improving skin texture and flexibility. They work by stiffening the upper part of the lip and adding bulk to the bottom corner to turn it upside down.

They are temporary but usually last around 6-9 months in that area, sometimes longer.

  • When a patient is young, and their chin is fresh and cheek naturally uplifted, I inject the filler using the MD codes Lp6 to inject deeply on the corner of the mouth to turn it from a downwards position to up.                                              It can be consolidated, if necessary, with an injection of Botox on the DAO (depressor anguli oris muscle). It is because when this muscle is strong, it tends to bring the mouth down.                                                            The risk of this method is that it can affect the smile in some people.  It is temporary and would require re-injection about every three months.
  • When the patient is a little older and starts to show signs of skin laxity and loss in the definition of the lower Jaw, working on the cheeks first to inject filler will uplift both the corner of the mouth as well as contribute to eliminating the sagging cheek. It will bring a more natural result than just injecting in the corner of the mouth.
  • For much older patients with real sagging cheeks, threads combined with fillers is the best option. We need to be cautious not to overfill the cheeks with fillers. We want to achieve elegance. If we inflate the cheeks too much, the face will look too heavy!

There is not one way to consider solving marionette lines. it is the reason why a careful analysis of the face is necessary before injecting to make sure the treatment plan decided is appropriate to maintain a perfect balance for the entire face.

If you are wondering what would be the best option for you, what are you waiting for? Please call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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PDO THREADS FOR MARIONETTES LINES

Thread lifts are perfect alternatives for surgical facelifts. They are practically non-invasive and cheaper. Thread lifts for marionette lines are ideal and specifically target the jaw area.

The dissolvable sutures are injected under the skin, and once they dissolve, they allow collagen to grow in their place, allowing you to see long-lasting effects.

Dermica threads polydioxanone (PDO) are made from the same material as dissolvable stitches.

The threads are inserted under the skin and give a structural template for the collagen to grow, helping to reduce the effects of lines and wrinkles on the face.

The threads should not be visible through the skin and is used in lower areas of the face for problems such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and laugh lines.

So, if you are wondering if this is the right treatment for you, what are you waiting for? Please call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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THIS 71ST EDITION OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Finally, the wait is over! The unveiling of all the films that will be running for the Palme d’Or from May 8th to 19th has been announced for the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes film festival will take off with the screening of the psychological thriller, directed by Asghar Farhadi, called ‘Everybody Knows’. And of course, it will be starring the ultimate screen couple, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

The change was the one promise made for 2018, so follow me on the Dr Fern Mag and social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and I promise to keep you posted on everything about the latest trends on the red carpet! And on what are the secrets of the stars to keep looking their best!

PROFHILO – THE 16TH AESTHETIC & ANTI-AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS FEEDBACK

One of the newest types of facial fillers are Profhilo, used to tighten the skin and help re-model the tissue.

Profhilo is a complex hybrid consisting of hyaluronic acid (HA) of a high and low molecular weight. This anti-ageing treatment encourages the growth of collagen and skin elasticity, making it as unique as the bio-remodeling agent.

It has been clinically described to have a lifting and tightening effect on the skin.

Profhilo flows through the tissue activating a lengthy-lasting bio-remodeling procedure at an apparent level. This procedure can be used for tricky areas such as your neck and forehead. It excites me that I can help my clients with this massive advancement in the industry!

If you want to know more about it, call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me to find out if it is a procedure suitable for you!

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Dr ARTHUR SWIFT – THE 16TH AESTHETIC & ANTI-AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS FEEDBACK

It has been a real pleasure to see Dr Mauricio de Maio again, the real star of this congress, with his MD codes analysis. He has now introduced 75 facial codes, which take into consideration essential subunits within our facial units (such as the temples, forehead, eyes, cheeks, lips, chin, and jawline).

By taking a more anatomical approach, as well as identifying the patients’ ageing concerns during the consultation process, the MD Codes enable a more analytical, strategic, and uniform delivery of advanced injectable skills to help treat the causes of facial ageing.

The desired result is a healthy and refreshed look! Effects are similar to a good night’s sleep or holiday, and it’s not too dramatic of a change.

I was also very impressed by Dr Arthur Swift and his ageing curve concept, which allows us to solve sagging cheeks without injecting and inflating too much the cheeks of a patient, with an elegant and subtle result!

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