3 Of The Best Hair Removal Gadgets For Your Xmas List

If you have a problem with excess hair and you want to make tackling it your New Year’s resolution, perhaps ask for a laser hair removal gadget for a Christmas present this year. Here are three of our favourites to help get you started.

Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal System


This helps to get rid of hair and will also help stop it from growing back, and it’s very easy to use so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting going.

Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry epilator


Not for the faint of heart, this epilator is powerful and gentle, and also comes with an exfoliating brush so you can give your skin a bit of a treat, getting rid of all those dead skin cells.

SmoothSkin Gold IPL hair reduction device


The manufacturer says that this can help to reduce the amount of hair you have in just three treatments so if you really want to see instant results, give this one a go. It is on the pricy side but if you’re asking for it as a present, then it’s a win-win!

Of course, while these do make great gifts, there’s really no substitute for hair removal than laser treatment. Here at Weston Cosmetic, we use lasers and pulsed light systems to offer you a safe and long-term solution to your unwanted hair. Our processes can be used on both your face and body, so no matter where your unwanted hair is you’re sure to be able to get great results with us.

For laser hair removal in Staffordshire, get in touch with us today.

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Botox treatments for Hyperhidrosis and Wrinkles…

What is Botox? Botox is a drug prepared from botulin which is injected into the skin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. Botox has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and it has also been used to treat certain medical conditions in the UK for over 20 years for the treatment of muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. Treatment for Wrinkles Are you tired of looking tired? We all know that as we get older, our skin starts to age and lose its youthful elasticity. Lines and wrinkles start to appear and we can start to look a bit worn-out. Here at Weston Cosmetic Clinic we can help you put a hold on the inevitable ageing process with our Botox treatments. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors – not just cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you smile, frown or concentrate the muscles in your face contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold which creates lines and wrinkles. Botox works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time. When Botox is injected is temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles resulting in a reduction in the appearance of those lines. Botox normally takes an average of 2 to 3 days to start working, although it may take a little longer for the full effects to be seen. The speed of action will depend on the strength of your facial muscles and your individual response to the injection and it can reduce the severity of lines for up to 4 months. Botox can cause side effects, although very rare. Side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms. Any reactions are generally minimal, temporary, and typically relate to the injection itself. We understand some patients have a specific preference to the toxin treated with, this can be discussed in consultation, and we are always happy to meet your requirements. The clinic prides its self of client satisfaction. Prices start from £160 – (Additional areas at a reduced cost). What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may only affect certain areas. Commonly affected areas include the:
  • armpits
  • palms of hands and soles feet
  • face and chest
  • groin
The sweating doesn’t typically cause a serious threat to your health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing. It can also have a negative impact on your quality of life and may lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. It’s estimated that approximately 840,000 people in the United Kingdom are affected by Hyperhidrosis. It usually begins to affect people from childhood or adolescence and twenties but it continues to affect individuals in their middle years. If you think you may be suffering from excessive sweating, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help. Such as using deodorants, avoiding trigger factors and staying relaxed. If lifestyle changes are not effective enough, we at Weston Cosmetic Clinic offer Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis. How does Botox treat Hyperhidrosis? Sweat glands are actually in the skin, not underneath it. When Botox is injected, the toxin blocks the chemical messenger sent to your sympathetic nerves and so it does not reach the sweat glands. Without the chemical message, the glands cannot turn on the sweating. Botox permanently blocks the nerve endings and so sweat cannot be produced. The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months to a year, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary. To find out more book in for a consultation with one of our nurse practitioners.

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ZO Skin health products and the benefits of retinol

It is a fact of life that as we get older, our skin will start to age and may not be what it once was, but your skin is worthy of all the protection you can give it against premature ageing. Did you know visible signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles, are caused by minuscule molecules known as ‘free radicals.’ Free radicals multiply considerably with exposure to sun, air pollution and other environmental effects, destroying your skin cells and breaking down collagen that gives your skin its youthful elasticity. Retinol is an antioxidant which can interrupt the free-radical damage process and so dramatically prevents wrinkling and fine-lines. What is Retinol? Plainly put, retinol is just another name for vitamin A. It is an exceptionally effective cell-communicating component, which means it can attach to pretty much any skin cell and tell it to act like a healthy, younger skin cell. Retinol is effective because when absorbed into your skin it is broken down and becomes retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is the compound that actually influences skin cells and the way they behave. As well as being an anti-oxidant and having proven anti-aging benefits, Retinol also increases collagen production. Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps to hold the skin together giving it firmness and elasticity. Retinol can even improve pore function and pore size! While it cannot change the pore size which is down to genetics, it can reduce the size of pores that have enlarged as a result of sun damage or clogging. Furthermore, Retinol is an effective acne and eczema combater and can improve discolorations and wrinkles from sun damage. In total retinol can help over 100 skin issues. It the best and unparalleled ingredient for your skin! So what Retinol products do we recommend? ZO Skin Health, Inc. has developed a wide range of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that generate and maintain healthy skin under the expert knowledge of Dr. Zein Obagi. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies and unique formulation, these products can provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders, and ages. The Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus contains a full 1% concentration of retinol, stimulating new cell activity and collagen formation in aged and UV damaged skin faster and more effectively than any other anti-aging treatment. This is a fragrance-free product, which is what you want given fragrance-free is best for skin and high-strength retinol products require a gentle formula in order to minimize the risk of side effects 1% retinol can have. This is the highest concentration of retinol in an over-the-counter product and it is actually six times higher than the traditional retinol products. Retinol is encapsulated in a time-release microsphere to reduce irritation and the water-free formula boosts the potency of active ingredients. Microspheres are attracted deeper lines and wrinkles allowing the retinol to go to work where skin needs it most. The key features of this incredible formula are –
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles.
  • Decreases hyperpigmentation (age spots, sun damage).
  • Helps stimulate collagen production.
  • Accelerates cellular turnover.
  • Increases skin thickness and elasticity.
This silky, silicone-based retinol serum may be expensive, but is so worth it for the high-potency Retinol, and Retinol at 1% is definitely potent. ossential-advanced-radical-night-repair--2    

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