The Lovely Journal

Keen to keep your finger on the pulse of everything Medi Aesthetics?
Here’s the news, views, and insider scoops from the team with the inside track.

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At The Lovely Clinic, our dedicated team stays at the forefront of skincare advancements, ensuring our patients receive the most effective treatments. Exosome Therapy holds tremendous potential for accelerated skin repair and rejuvenation when paired with tried-and-tested treatments, such as Microneedling. Think fewer treatments, quicker recovery and increased efficacy when targeting wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven
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The pursuit of youthful, radiant skin has led to innovative advancements, and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Therapy) is definitely one worth exploring. At The Lovely Clinic, we're excited to introduce you to this scientifically-backed treatment and how it harnesses your body's natural healing power for smoother, plumper and more youthful skin. The Science Behind Platelet
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Migraines are more than just a headache. They're a complex neurological condition that affects millions worldwide, disrupting daily routines, productivity and overall well-being. From the pulsating pain to the accompanying symptoms like nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, migraines can be utterly incapacitating. Botox for migraines offers a lifeline.  What Causes Migraines? There isn't a one-size-fits-all
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Embracing the natural process of ageing doesn't mean dealing with the visible signs that come with it, especially with how advanced aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers are in 2024. As the years go by, our faces experience a gradual loss of volume due to changes in bone structure and fat distribution. This often results in
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In the world of aesthetics, there's a treasure trove of dermal fillers to choose from. If you're an aesthetics enthusiast, you might have already experienced the transformational powers of a few brands. But today, we want to shine a spotlight on one that has truly captured our hearts – Revanesse ®. What makes it so special?
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If you've been exploring the world of beauty treatments, you've likely come across an array of options that promise the key to rejuvenation. Enter Sunekos Performa, a true marvel offered right here at The Lovely Clinic. But what sets it apart? Sunekos Performa: A Glimpse into the Enhanced Formula Sunekos Performa is not your run-of-the-mill skincare potion.
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What treatment do you use for eye wrinkles? What product works for sagging skin? We hear these sorts of questions all the time - and because every face is different we can’t provide a blanket answer. The appearance of your skin tone and texture are influenced by genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors.  At The Lovely Clinic,
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Intrinsic and extrinsic factors contribute to the development of skin laxity. The natural ageing process causes a reduction of collagen and elastin, which leads to a loss of firmness, with genetics playing a role in how quickly this occurs. Sun exposure, smoking and poor diet can accelerate crepey skin by damaging collagen fibres, reducing blood
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The ULTRAcel Q+ is the world’s most advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device. Different handpiece cartridges achieve skin tightening, brightening and fat reduction by targeting specific skin depths. This aesthetic triple threat boasts impressive results after 1-3 treatments with results lasting up to a year. If you wish to treat sagging skin or stubborn areas
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Our DR DEBUNKS blog series seeks to expose misconceptions about cosmetic procedures. There are so many myths surrounding treatments that it can be difficult to know what to believe but our aesthetic specialists are on hand to reveal the truth. Last time we quashed the idea that Dermal Filler treatments are painful; today, we discuss
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Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is crucial to have an open and informative discussion with a skilled practitioner. This dialogue not only helps to dispel myths but also ensures that your expectations align with the realistic outcomes of the procedure, ultimately leading to a safer and more satisfying aesthetic journey. If you’re considering getting
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Congratulations! Whether you’ve decided to start trying for a baby or you’re already expecting, you’re at the start of an exciting new chapter. During this time, your well-being and that of your developing child will be your priority. Many aesthetic treatments involve the use of chemicals or injectable ingredients that could potentially pose risks to
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The aesthetics industry has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years. Powerful injectables have been formulated to enhance natural beauty and slow down the ageing process, whilst advanced injection methods have been developed to minimise side effects and maximise coverage. At The Lovely Clinic, we decide which injection technique to use based on the treatment you
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Temple Filler might just be the most underrated treatment on the market. In some ways, it’s understandable - after all, your temples are rarely the focus when it comes to beauty - yet restored volume in this area has a dramatic anti-ageing effect. What’s more, because the temples are constantly overlooked, people will be left
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Allergan is one of the leading companies driving the advancement of aesthetic medicine. When the creators of Botox ® and Juvéderm announce that they’ve created their first hybrid Dermal Filler, the whole world pays attention. HArmonyCa ™ is a dual-acting injectable made from hyaluronic acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa). Combining the instant lift of a Dermal
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You may have experienced the transformative effects of Dermal Fillers for yourself - plumped lips, heightened cheekbones, revived tear troughs - but you may not be aware of the enhanced results polynucleotides can achieve. Dermal Fillers and treatments such as Nucleofill stimulate different cell receptors and, when combined, create an unparalleled naturally-youthful look.  What Are Polynucleotides? Polynucleotides
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New and innovative injectable moisturisers are breaking into the cosmetic market year after year. GOURI and BELOTERO ® Revive are two of the latest arrivals making waves amongst the practitioners and patients here at The Lovely Clinic. Both combat fine lines and sagging skin, yet each treatment has its own anti-ageing niche. If you are concerned
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Injectables can offer ageing skin a lifeline. With that said, bruising at the injection sites can be bothersome. Although many people do not experience bruising after their treatment, it is an unwanted side effect that we warn all of our patients about during their consultation. Even if you’ve experienced injectable bruising before, our pre-treatment advice
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Less is more - the idea that a minimalist approach is often the most aesthetically pleasing. When it comes to Dermal Fillers, sometimes this is also the case. Our team of expert practitioners use small quantities of Dermal Fillers to create natural-looking results. But just how much Dermal Filler should you expect to receive in
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They say the most effective moisturisers aren’t applied, they’re injected. By increasing hyaluronic acid levels within the skin, an intense burst of hydration paves the way for bouncy, youthful-looking skin. The best injectable moisturiser for your complexion will depend on several factors, including your age, skin concerns and metabolism. The Lovely Clinic provides a versatile
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The scientific understanding of the body is ever-changing and Celluform is the latest treatment that draws on scientific research, combining potent ingredients that dissolve fatty deposits resistant to diet and exercise.  It wasn’t until 1949 that epidemiologist, Jerry Morris, made the first meaningful connections between exercise and cardiovascular health. The nutritional benefits of antioxidant-rich foods were
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‘Traptox’ is taking the internet by storm, with 6.6 billion views on Tiktok and counting. The latest trend uses Muscle-Relaxing Injections to slim the shoulders and relieve tension pain. But injecting the trapezius muscles for aesthetic purposes is by no means the injectable’s first surprising use. Although typically used to smooth away wrinkles, the neurotoxin
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A recent survey carried out by The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology revealed that over 60% of respondents believed that the cosmetics industry is regulated; it is not. Although the government plans to introduce a licence for non-surgical treatments, legislation has not yet been passed. In October 2021, we welcomed the Botulinum Toxin
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Dermal Fillers are a popular treatment for resculpting facial areas that have lost definition with age. But if your volume loss affects the entire face, GOURI may achieve a more effective result for your skin. Welcoming a new age of polycaprolactone (PCL) skin boosters, GOURI is the first product of its kind to provide a
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When discussing injectables, Dermal Fillers and Muscle-Relaxing Injections are likely to be the first treatments that spring to mind. Globally adored for their instant, non-surgical results, and widely accessible across various settings, including aesthetics clinics, dental surgeries and dermatology practices, it’s easy to understand their popularity. But as technology advances in search of next-generation products,
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The more the skin is studied, the better we can care for it. At The Lovely Clinic, we pride ourselves on staying one step ahead of the skin health game, meaning we’ve had a keen eye on the development of Exosome Treatments over the last few years. This breakthrough technique is the pinnacle of current
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Ageing doesn’t have to be inevitable. At The Lovely Clinic, our diverse range of treatments can be tailored to combat a wide spectrum of skin concerns, from your first fine lines to the deepest creases. Thread Lifts are a firm clinic favourite when treating the early signs of ageing, including moderate skin laxity and wrinkles
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Ageing is affected by many factors, including genetics, the environment and health. Although we have control over some aspects, cutting out alcohol and cigarettes will only ever moderately delay the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. The Non-Surgical Facelift has proven an incredibly popular anti-ageing treatment in recent years and is fast outpacing its surgical
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To feel confident when booking any aesthetic treatment, two things are required - faith in your practitioner and a complete understanding of the procedure you’re about to undergo. Dermal Filler treatments disguise signs of ageing and redefine facial features by subtly altering your appearance, so, naturally, you’ll want all of your questions answered and concerns
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The notion of using surgical sutures to pin sagging skin seems obvious, but it took until 1987 for the first APTOS Thread Lift to be performed. The brainchild of the esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Malen Sulamanidze, APTOS threads have since evolved to become one of the most effective anti-ageing treatments around. In fact, the lifting
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Little quirks and imperfections make us unique, although there can be some physical traits that we’d rather not have. At The Lovely Clinic, we see patients of all ages requesting treatment for the same skin concerns and the top 5 aesthetic complaints might not be as you would expect! OUR TOP 5 SKIN CONCERNS Crow’s Feet Crow’s feet
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Cosmetic enhancement is generally a straightforward process – you explain your desired look, and your doctor or nurse recommends an aesthetic procedure – but along the way, you may come across some unfamiliar terms. If you don’t know your rhinoplasty from your rosacea, The Lovely Clinic has you covered. Our handy terminology guide explores the
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In 2007, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published a study that explored our perception of human beauty. 20,000 people were shown pictures of women varying in age, race and facial features. The women that were considered the most beautiful had one thing in common – high cheekbones! Whether the women were Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Eastern
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For many, Sculptra can be seen as the holy grail of facial injectable treatments. One which gives subtle and natural volume replacement and skin improvement gradually, over time so the results are imperceptible. As it can treat a wide area in one treatment, it can be more budget friendly too. By age 45 you may have
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Injectable treatments such as Dermal Fillers and Muscle-Relaxing Injections offer almost immediate results without the associated pain and recovery time of surgery. Whilst enjoying your refreshed look it can be easy to forget that these results are not permanent and will need to be repeated to prolong the effects of smoothing the skin and restoring
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Lip fiillers and cheek augmentation are considered by many to be run-of-the-mill nowadays. Dermal Filler treatments consistently provide reliable results, which has led to an upsurge in less traditional areas becoming the focus of treatment. The Lovely Clinic. have performed procedures all over the face and body, gaining natural-looking results in places that you may
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Bruxism is a condition in which you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth whilst awake or asleep. It can cause unpleasant headaches, face, neck and shoulder pain, and over time, can wear away the teeth or cause them to break and fracture. If you suffer from bruxism, you may be anxious to find a solution. At
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Plenty of good things come with age: wisdom, career progression and a strong sense of self. However, jowls, turkey neck and heavy eyes don’t make the list. If your formerly supple skin is now beginning to sag, a Non-Surgical Thread Lift could be just the treatment you’ve been looking for. In one simple procedure, under
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The start of a weight loss journey is often easy – will power is high and healthy life choices still appear new and exciting. As the first inch falls away and loose clothing provides evidence of your achievement, determination remains resolute. Yet, at a certain point, your best efforts may fail you and your target
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Most people aren’t familiar with PRP Therapy but we wholeheartedly believe this needs to change! It’s an innovative treatment option that effectively harnesses your body’s own ability to regenerate its cells. Over the last 50 years, this procedure has become much more accessible and, if you want to learn more about it, you’re certainly in
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During the winter months, we are subjected to drastic switches in temperature. The cold breezes and heated homes create a difficult environment for the skin, leading to dryness, dehydration and a buildup of dead cells. The result? Lifeless, lacklustre skin. Chemical Peels revitalise the complexion, restoring summer’s dewy glow and, with a range of superficial
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It’s rare to see someone with dewy skin year-round. Don’t get disheartened; if your goal is nourished, youthful-looking skin without the use of Muscle-Relaxing Injections, TLC could have just what you’re looking for. Belotero Revive and Profhilo® are injectable moisturisers that restore cell health and encourage a brighter complexion. But which treatment is right for
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The start of a weight loss journey is often easy – will power is high and healthy life choices still appear new and exciting. As the first inch falls away and loose clothing provides evidence of your achievement, determination remains resolute. Yet, at a certain point, your best efforts may fail you and your target
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Dermal Fillers are fast becoming the ‘go-to’ treatment, with over 40,000 internet searches for Lip Filler procedures every month. Subtle emphasis combined with immediate results makes a compelling partnership that many want to take advantage of. But despite being the front runner, the lips are only one in a great line of features that can be plumped, volumised and
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Cosmetic procedures were once reserved for famous faces but the development of affordable injectable treatments opened up the world of aesthetics to the general public. For many, Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers are now as commonplace as haircuts and dental appointments and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who has never heard of these treatments.
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Both weight loss and the natural ageing process can result in one unwanted side effect – sagging skin. Many treatments claim to correct the appearance and texture of lax skin, although few succeed. Whilst creams and lotions go some way towards improving hydration levels and making the skin feel soft to the touch, they do
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The majority of long lasting Dermal Fillers are made using hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance helps to lubricate body tissue and can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, making it an ideal injectable for those seeking to restore lost volume and smooth away creases. Despite its advantages, hyaluronic acid is
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According to Francesca Martin: “For many trans people the experience of transitioning can feel obsessive, so it’s important to have someone sensitive and perceptive at your back, someone who’ll sometimes even say no.” Martin, a twenty-something London-based transgender woman, model, and vocal trans rights advocate who’s been a patient at The Lovely Clinic (TLC) for three years adds, “When
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Have you heard of Profhilo? This groundbreaking injectable is known for its innovative qualities and has made an enormous impact on the aesthetics industry in the few short years since its launch. Having been highly commended in the category 2 times prior, Profhilo recently won ‘Injectable Product of the Year’ at the Aesthetics Awards 2022. Everyone is
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Did you know that dermal fillers have been around, in some capacity, for more than 40 years? However, they have only just gained significant traction in the last 2 decades, with the facial contouring trend taking off dramatically in the mid-2010s. The very first filler agent to be given the FDA’s seal of approval for facial cosmetic
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Gone are the days of invasive treatments that promised results with the unavoidable caveat of extensive downtime! In 2022, patients across the globe are enhancing their complexions with thread lifts. This minimally-invasive procedure, which might sound daunting to some, is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your appearance whilst ensuring you can
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Hormones are an essential building block of our bodies and have a huge effect on how we feel. Yet with so much advice out there, it’s hard to know which hormone testing option is the one for you.   At The Lovely Clinic we pride ourselves on using the best technology and scientific research for the benefit
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There’s one word that no patient wants to hear: botched. But we often see patients who have had cosmetic procedures that have gone awry (think lumpy lips or puffy cheeks). Read on to discover more about corrective procedures at TLC. Help! My cosmetic procedure went wrong! What can you do? This depends on the type of cosmetic procedure you’ve
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A lesser talked about, but incredibly common health woe, rosacea affects 1 in 10 of us. Far from just looking like redness on the skin, rosacea can be a killer for self-confidence. Here we delve into what rosacea really means for your body and how we can treat it at TLC. What is rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic but treatable condition
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Hyaluronic acid, retinol, collagen, peptides… Skincare ingredients can be a minefield, but that’s where we come in to help! At TLC we’re not just here to help you look and feel your best, we’re also on hand to make skincare simple. Let’s take a look at peptides and find out why they’re so good for our skin. First thing’s
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We know what you’re thinking, menopause for men!? Male menopause is actually a thing, so it’s not just our lovely ladies that experience a major hormonal transition in mid-to-later life and here at TLC we’re here to help you get back on track and feel balanced inside. Firstly, let’s dive into the basics. Male menopause, known as andropause in men, is
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It’s a fact: we all hate tired-looking eyes. Whether from late nights, a hectic lifestyle or even a simple genetics, tired eyes can creep up on us before we realise and they really can make us feel self-conscious. At TLC we take all of life’s skin woes seriously, which is why we have tried and trusted options
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Our Profhilo treatment might sound technical, but it’s purpose is a simple one: to provide hydration, plumpness and radiance to skin. So if you’ve got dry, crepey or lack-lustre skin anywhere on your face, this could be the facial treatment for you. It may be a relatively new kid on the block, but Profhilo is already making waves
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From mood changes to weight gain, menopause can bring a whole host of challenges for women, and while there’s loads of advice available ranging from supplements to nutrition and hormone treatments, we think it’s all about choosing the option that works best for you. Read on to get clued up on what menopause means for your
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Pesky and stubborn areas of fat are a source of bother for many of us, and we’re often told there’s no quick solution so we try everything under the sun from dieting, nutrition and exercise. Much of which can leave us feeling rather deflated, especially when we don’t get the results we want. Fat is given
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If there’s been one beauty hangup that’s common to many people it’s the issue of excess fat. Here at TLC we encourage and celebrate all shapes and sizes, but if fat is a major woe for you then we’re here to help. There are various types of ‘traditional’ fat solutions for the body; from botched liposuction surgery to
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We’re thrilled to offer peptide fillers amongst our range of treatments at TLC! For anyone interested in firming their skin, protecting it from environmental nasties or adding moisture back in, this could be just the solution for you, read on to discover why we love peptide fillers and everything you need to know about this
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The dreaded double chin – a beauty woe for many patients and often an unfortunate side effect of ageing, hormonal changes or gaining weight. Is there anything we can do at TLC about the pesky double-chin? The answer is a resounding yes. As we get older, the height of the chin may reduce, particularly in the crease
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There are more male facial treatments being carried out at TLC than ever before! We offer a host of treatments for men that are subtle, minimally invasive, and have long-lasting results. The topic of facial treatments can be an overwhelming one, which is why we’ve compiled our top questions on male facial treatments below. Male facial treatments
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We often see patients at The Lovely Clinic who don’t have any lines in the frown area, forehead or around the eyes, could wrinkle treatments be used preventatively for these patients? In short: yes! Whether our patients are getting slight hints of lines appearing or have improvements they want to make to their faces, our treatments can
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There’s no doubt that dermal fillers are a firm favourite at The Lovely Clinic! We love that the instant results we get from this treatment (with very little downtime required!) means our happy patients can walk out feeling fabulous straight away. We appreciate that choosing a facial treatment is a big decision that can take time
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We are always on the lookout for new innovations in skincare to share with our patients! This month we’re loving bakuchiol, a plant-derived, natural alternative to retinol and vitamin A which is noticeably kinder to the skin with the same brilliant results. Bakuchiol is found mainly in the seeds of the Indian plant babchi but can
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We have invested in two platelet-rich plasma-producing devices: the Arthrex ACP and the Angel. These machines are helping us revolutionise our services at The Lovely Clinic so that we can give our patients the best possible treatments to help them look (and feel!) fantastic. Platelet-rich plasma, also known as the vampire facial, is a futuristic way to rejuvenate the
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Dark circles and under-eye colouring are a major concern for many of us! Known as the window to the soul, our eyes can often take a hit from our environment, health, diet and lifestyle, perhaps telling more than we want to give away and, despite our best efforts, changes can happen that feel out of our
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Skin tightening, it’s something we all wish we had a magic wand for! With so many clinics and products out there claiming that they have the answer for tighter skin, you would certainly be forgiven for trying all kinds of treatments that involve needles and knives to achieve plumper, more youthful-looking skin. Luckily, here at The Lovely Clinic
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With the ideal feminine shape ever-changing, big curves are currently sought after and a butt lift is a popular and achievable procedure for achieving this look. After many requests from our patients, we’re delighted to offer a butt augmentation service as part of our growing list of treatments and solutions to help you look and feel your best. As you
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There’s little that can knock our confidence more than hair loss. Whether you’ve discovered thinning around your hairline or you’ve noticed significant amounts of hair falling out, the great news is that there are several treatment options we offer at The Lovely Clinic. Hair loss is not an experience to be cherished, so whether you’re male
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Injectable moisturiser fillers boost hydration, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in one simple step; definitely something worth a go if you’re interested in skincare!  These fillers are similar to the hyaluronic acid fillers that we use to add volume to the face, but with one major difference; these products provide hydration and glowing skin rather
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I was recently at a longevity medicine conference in Paris and noticed a brand called Nacriderm, which had a stall there. My curiosity took over – plus they were offering free apples – so I went over to explore the beauty offerings they had on offer. They have a modest range of anti-ageing and skin-boosting
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Did you know that sun protection falls into two camps? The physical camp, which contain mineral ingredients like zinc and titanium oxide to block UV radiation by sitting on top of the skin and deflecting harmful UV rays, and the chemical camp, which sits on the skin and absorbs UV radiation turning it into heat energy. I’m
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Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient you will hear me talking a lot about, and I really want you to look out for it on the ingredients list of your skincare. Why? Because has wonderful properties, and can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water, meaning it has brilliant anti-ageing properties thanks to the way it adds
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WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT THERE IS A DRINK THAT BOOSTS THE ELASTICITY AND FIRMNESS OF YOUR SKIN? Collagen is a key building block of the body, and makes up 25% of its dry weight. Produced by fibroblast cells, it is found in ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, corneas, tooth dentine, bones, cartilage and skin. It
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