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Amanda Holden’s Secrets To Looking Youthful

Gracing the cover of Easy Living magazine this month, Britain’s Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden talks babies, television and her new job on ITVs talent show, Superstar. As well as regularly appearing on our TV screens, she is also mother to two young daughters, Lexi, six and Hollie, six months.

But perhaps more interesting than her behind the scenes gossip about Simon Cowell, is the 41 year olds youthful appearance. She could be forgiven for occasionally appearing less than perfect, given her hectic job and family, but Amanda is always pictured looking glamorous and youthful.

Amanda has spoke on numerous occasions about her ‘love’ of Botox, but it would seem that in order to keep up with her younger TV counterparts she is delving deeper into non-surgical treatments.

We look at the non-surgical treatments that are giving Amanda Holden her youthful glow.

Skin

Amanda’s smooth and clear complexion is free of face veins and age spots, something that is a common problem as we age. Lasers, such as the KTP Laser can clear skin of imperfections in 2-3 sessions.

In addition to this, it would appear Amanda has had further laser treatments to tighten and remove wrinkles from her skin. Unlike other CO2 lasers, the SmartXide removes a customised pattern of thousands of microscopic ‘dots’ rather than the entire skin surface. The high-energy laser causes the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away as the skin heals. The laser also heats the dermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen as the new skin cells develop, the face becomes smoother, firmer and more youthful. Another celebrity fan of laser skin resurfacing is Jennifer Anniston, who also looks far younger than her forty-something years.

Eyes

In pictures from her younger days, Amanda had quite heavy eye bags, which appear to have been recently disguised with a tear-trough filler. Injecting a hyaluronic acid filler under the eye area, smoothes the indentation and lessens shadows and dark circles. It works by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath

Mouth

It would seem that Amanda has also had a hyaluronic-acid filler injected in her nose-to-mouth lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers create a glowing complexion by gently and naturally hydrating the skin from within, ‘trapping’ water under the skin and plumping it from beneath. By replenishing hyaluronic acid under the skin, you can restore balance and improve the structure and elasticity of the skin to make the skin soft and smooth with luster and glow.

Forehead

As mentioned, Amanda has spoke of Botox injections in the past, her lack of lines suggest she has Botox around her eyes and forehead. Some women also have Botox under their eyebrows to lift the eyes. Provided this is carried out by an experienced doctor, Botox here can open the face and give a younger, more youthful look.

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Catherine Zeta Jones Has “No Reservations” About Botox

When Catherine Zeta Jones stepped out last week with her husband, Michael Douglas, it wasn’t Mr. Douglas’s good health that was causing whispers amongst guests and journalists. Catherine appeared to be sporting a rather youthful appearance for her 42 years. An appearance many have attributed to a visit to a cosmetic doctor.

As a known smoker, Catherine Zeta Jones is one of many women who have suffer the side affects of smoking. Smoking causes skin to dramatically age, so it was particularly surprising to see Catherine with a flawless complexion. The Welsh film star looked healthy and line free when she appeared alongside her husband at the 2012 Windward School benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, spoke to Radar.com about Catherine’s new look. He said, “Catherine Zeta-Jones looks like she’s beginning to follow in her husband Michael Douglas’ plastic surgery footsteps,”

“Her cheeks look somewhat plump, and may be due to injections of a filler like Sculptra. Her forehead and crows feet are also very smooth for a woman her age, likely a result of Botox injections,” he explained.

The smoothness of her cheeks makes Catherine look young and healthy, and while she is both, the healthy skin tone of her cheeks may have been supplemented with a small amount of filler. This helps explain the lack of lines around her mouth as well as the firmness of her lower face.

Dr. Youn explained, “Botox is typically not injected under the eyes, though, hence the wrinkles in her lower eyelids,”

It’s not safe to use Botox below the eyes, so there are still fine lines and wrinkles there, but the tops and outer edges of the eye are smooth and healthy looking. Catherine is a perfect example of how a combination of Botox and fillers can help keep the face young with minimal intervention.

Catherine and her family have been under significant stress since husband Michael was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2012. It is therefore understandable that given the recent stress and persistent press scrutiny, Catherine may have needed some help from non-surgical treatments. She has however, managed to strike a balance between preserving her natural beauty and stalling the sands of time.

 

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Courteney Cox Opens Up About Ageing

Getting older in LA, in front of the scrutiny of the media can be a rough time. Especially when you’re the star of a global TV show for a decade, commanding a million dollars per episode in its final two series.

So its no wonder that 43 year old Courtney Cox admitted recently that she too treats her fine lines and wrinkles with a little help from one of her friends, Botox.

Gracing the cover of InStyle Magazine the actress talked openly about how she manages to keep herself looking young.

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another. Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly”

Courteney is more recently know for her role in another hit TV show “Cougar Town” and with its success has brought many more public appearances where she faces the glare of the camera. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, when administered professionally, can achieve quick and painless results. Courteney strikes the perfect balance between visible yet natural looking results.

Like many women Courteney recognises the importance of having the right people carry out the treatments.

“I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.”

The actress went on to tell the magazine that she researches ways of keeping a youthful appearance. For many women getting older can be a hard time and more often than not it isn’t because they feel old, its because the tell tale signs of ageing are beginning to show.

“Getting older isn’t easy for anybody. Especially here in Los Angeles. So let’s be clear: looking youthful is something I do a lot of research on. Man, I could use some Botox right now.” 

So, if like Courteney you are thinking about having Botox, what should you look for?

1. How much should you have?

Botox shouldn’t give you a frozen face. Remember sometimes less is more.

2. Who should administer it?

If you want visible yet natural looking results ensure your Botox is administered by an experienced doctor.

3. Do your research

Speak to your doctor and get a professional opinion on whether Botox is the right treatment for you.

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Vintage Style Swimwear Makes A Comeback

In a scene in the 1956 film, High Society, Grace Kelly kneels poolside pushing a model boat, True Love, across the still water. She wore a white halter-neck swimsuit, which ended with a short white, ruffled skirt. Never had the swimsuit seemed so elegant.

Swimwear trends don’t move in quite the same cycles as other fashion trends. That’s because it’s hard to reinvent the bikini or swimsuit: the need to balance functionality and design means that designers are limited to what they can actually do. So it would seem that many designers are drawing on vintage styles from the 1950-1960’s as inspiration for their collections this season.

Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection featured pristine, white understated swimwear, reminiscent of Grace’s in High Society.

With summer just around the corner, the high street is full of swimwear already. But what do all women want to go with their new beach wear?

A beach body.

At Natura we can help you look great in any swimwear with our cellulite treatment, Velashape. Popular amongst celebrities and sports stars alike, this treatment delivers fantastic results.

How Does It Work?

It works by precision-heating the upper layers of the skin and the deeper tissue, while specially designed rollers massage the area, smoothing the skin and combating the appearance of cellulite. This system of light vacuum and deep massage increases the metabolism of stored energy, shrinks the fat cells and vastly improves lymphatic drainage, banishing unsightly lumps and bumps.

Available from March 21st prices start at £150 a treatment, with discounts on courses.

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Picture Perfect Jennifer’s Laser Obsession

Jennifer Aniston CO2 Laser

With a new film out and a recent induction to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Jennifer Aniston has had a great start to 2012. The actress looks far younger than her 43 years, but how is she maintaining that picture perfect complexion?

Last night the Marley and Me star opened up and revealed exactly how she manages to stay looking so youthful. Speaking to Conan O’Brien on his late-night chatshow, Jennifer revealed that she has become obsessed with laser therapy.

The former Friends star admitted that as a true ‘California Girl’ she spent years basking in the sun which despite making her feel good, left her skin with sun spots and the early signs of aging.

Aniston explained: ‘I did this thing called like, a peel. It’s extremely intense – you don’t realise you look like a battered burn victim for a week!’ she said,

She went on: ‘Then [the dead skin on your face] just kind of falls off – for eight days.’

Jennifer Aniston Fractional C02Jennifer Aniston Laser Peel

The CO2 laser Aniston is a fan of works by causing the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away as the skin heals. The laser heats the dermis, which stimulates the production of new collagen. As the new skin cells develop, the face becomes smoother, firmer and more youthful.

But you needn’t travel to Hollywood to achieve the same A-Lister results as Jennifer. At Natura Skin Clinic we offer the same cutting edge laser technology used to achieve Aniston’s fantastic results, the SmartXide Laser.

Perhaps Jennifer just let slip one of Hollywood’s biggest kept skin secrets.

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Banish Cellulite forever.

It was announced in the news yesterday, that a process of treating cellulite permanently has been passed by the FDA.

Cellulaze is the first laser based treatment which helps women and men get rid of cellulite on a permanent basis. There are thousands of treatments which offer a temporary solution and are non invasive, but this is an actual surgical treatment.

Cellulaze is produced by Cyosure, one of the worlds leading laser manufacturers. They came up with the original Smart Lipo laser.

Back in September 2011, Cellulaze launched the treatment for the long term removal of cellulite, in the UK.

“Cellulaze is the world’s first surgical treatment for cellulite designed to treat women who have struggled to eliminate cellulite through diet and exercise,” said Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin.

Cellulaze is the only treatment that actually focuses in on the actual structure of the cellulite and has had great success in the UK. Where clients have shown that even after 2 years post operation, the cellulite has not returned.

Neil Wolfenden, Cynosure UK Managing Director, said:

“We have been extremely fortunate that in Europe the Cellulaze laser treatment has CE mark approval prior to the awaiting FDA approval. To-date we have witnessed high patient satisfaction across the board, and impressive national press coverage.

“The recent FDA approval now provides extra peace of mind and assurance to the UK surgeons and patients that Celllulaze is now a global phenomenon in aesthetic surgery.”

After 4 years of clinical research, Cellulaze stands apart from any other cellulite removal treatment and is the only kind. Research has shown that the treatment can also thicken skin by 25%  and increase elasticity by 29% after one year. No other treatment has been shown to produce these incredible results.

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Rise in male tummy tucks.

In the news today it has been reported that there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of men having tummy tuck surgery.

In a bid to get slimmer, or after sticking to a healthy diet and fitness regime to loose weight, many men are going under the knife to attain that much slender look and get rid of any of those unwanted “aprons”, the skin that hangs down from the front of the body.

Not only has there been an increase in surgery, but non invasive treatments and normal treatments using natural products.

Mens grooming sales have increased, it is more and more acceptable for men to take care of themselves and make sure they look and smell their best.

The term “metrosexual” is used to describe this new breed of man that takes as much interest in their appearance as women do.

Some men will always be men and accept that they are who they are, but some are seeking new ways to growing old gracefully, including hair transplants and line reduction.

It follows a flurry of male celebs which have had obvious treatments to improve their looks.

Is this such as bad thing? The team at Natura Skin Clinic don’t think so, why not take pride in your appearance. Yes there may be a line where men might become obsessed with treatments, but at the moment, if it’s a case of a little treatment here and there, we don’t think that is bad at all.

Men account for 10% of all cosmetic surgery performed in the UK and this number is ever rising.

We take our hats off to those men who like to pamper themselves from time to time, if women can do it, why can’t men.

Growing old gracefully isn’t always easy these days, so a little helping hand is always welcome.

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A trip to India

In this weeks news, it has been highlighted that millions of people flock to India for cosmetic surgery.

A group of Ugandan women were interviewed as they took a month long tour of the country, to undergo an incredible transformation. They would return to Uganda slimmer and full of life and confident. What were their reasons for choosing India as a destination for cosmetic surgery? Mainly because of the low costs, great facilities and English Speaking doctors.

The popularity of cosmetic surgery has risen in the past 20 years and many will travel the world to attain a new figure and better skin, yet, here in the UK we are so lucky to have top quality clinics where you will see professional Dr’s and the treatments are incredibly affordable.

What more could be more comforting than the thought of having a procedure in a town or city that is not far from home, friends and family can visit and show their support, or you can simply pop home for a nice cup of tea and put your feet up.

No longer is it necessary to book flights to some far distant country in the name of beauty, it is right on your doorstep.

Cost is one of the major factors that encourages people to fly away for treatments, but in the UK we have specialist skin clinics which provide high quality treatments at an affordable price.

The key is to do your research, talk to the Dr’s and surgeons. Talk to people who have had treatments and gauge where you would like to go and exactly what outcomes you would like to achieve.

As for the Ugandan women, they have opted for a “mommy makeover” which in the USA costs five times more than in India.

Medical Tourism is booming overseas, but we think we’d like to pop out somewhere local, it would save all of that jet lag!

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