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Obagi Professional-C Serums

July 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm by Lucie Simic


Your skin deserves all the protection you can give it from daily exposure to the sun’s damaging rays and environmental conditions that cause premature aging. Visible signs of aging, those fine lines and wrinkles, are caused by tiny molecules known as ‘free radicals.’

Free radicals dramatically multiply with exposure to sun, air pollution and other environmental assaults, ravaging skin cells and breaking down collagen that gives skin its youthful resilience.

How It Works

Obagi Professional-C Serums use advanced scientific formulas developed and tested by leading Vitamin C experts. Obagi Professional-C Serums offer maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater penetration than other Vitamin C products. The greater the penetration, the greater the antioxidant benefit to your skin.

Vitamin C neutralises free radicals to prevent skin cell damage. Professional strength Vitamin C can give your skin the superior protection it needs to:

  • Prevent premature signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protect against future damage
  • Stimulate collagen production for firmer, more resilient skin
  • Lighten and brighten skin for more even tone

Greater Penetration

Obagi Professional-C Serums provide up to 2 times greater penetration than its competitors. Obagi uses stabilised L-ascorbic acid – the only form of Vitamin C that can be effectively absorbed by the skin. Speak to Skincare Specialist Lin Mellor to choose from four concentrations to determine which one is right for your skin.

  • 20% Highest concentration of L-ascorbic acid
  • 15% All skin types
  • 10% Dry, sensitive or reactive skin
  • 5% Protection for the sensitive eye area

You can contact Lin by email or by calling 02392 264073

The only source of knowledge is experience…why you should always consult a qualified, experienced medical practitioner

July 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm by Lucie Simic


Last night millions of viewers tuned in to the final episode of the BBC’s The Apprentice which saw Lord Sugar investing in a cosmetic clinic with the winning candidate.

But soon after the final episode aired leading cosmetic surgeons aired their concerns that newly-qualified doctor Leah Totton is ‘putting patients at risk’ and warned that she ‘lacks the requisite medical skills to carry out the procedures’.

Tim Mellor is an experienced consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon (facial plastic surgeon) who specialises in advanced facial aesthetics and reconstruction. Aside from his private practice, Tim also has a successful NHS career spanning two decades working as a consultant surgeon dealing with head and neck cancer and facial trauma.

Mr Mellor said: “The types of procedures which are planned to be offered by Lord Sugar’s newest apprentice should only be administered by qualified and experienced medical professionals. I have spent years gaining experience and training to become an expert in the field.

“As a surgeon I pride myself of offering safe, effective and ethical treatment in which I am comprehensively experienced in.

“There has long been a debate about who should be allowed to administer these anti-wrinkle and dermal filler injections. I believe that they should only be used by qualified medical practitioners. The regulating bodies are currently involved in drafting cosmetic surgery legislation across the EU to ensure patient safety.”

Tim advises all patients considering anti-wrinkle injections to consult a fully qualified and experienced medical practitioner.

To talk about the cosmetic procedures offered by Tim please call 02392 264073 or email Jo.



Eyelid surgery, more than just a cosmetic procedure

July 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm by Lucie Simic


This month the Daily Mail featured a story about a patient undergoing laser eyelid surgery to resolve an ongoing issue with her drooping eyelids causing eye inflammation, ingrown eyelashes and restricted vision in the over-50s.

The operation of lower and upper lid blepharoplasty generally involves removing excess skin, some muscle and some fat from the eyelid and can be carried out under local or general anaesthesia as a day procedure. Although many choose to undergo this as a cosmetic treatment there can also be medical reasons, such as including reduced vision, inflammation and ingrowing eyelashes.

Age is a major factor in heavy or sagging eyelids. They occur as the connective tissue in the eyelid becomes loose; as a result, the tissues supporting the eyelid move out of place. Smoking, not using sunscreen and drinking too much all damage skin cells, causing the skin to sag prematurely. Heavy eyelids can be genetic, and men also tend to have heavier brows, so they can have heavier upper lid skin.

Traditional eyelid surgery – or an eyelid tuck – involves making an incision, stitches and a long recovery time (up to six weeks). However, this new laser procedure uses low energy, so causes minimal damage – it doesn’t penetrate deep into the tissue – meaning less bruising and a shorter recovery time of a couple of weeks.

It also cuts faster than a conventional scalpel and seals the incision as it goes to stop any bleeding.

If you want more information on Blepharoplasty, please call us on 02392 264073 or email Jo.