Summer sun sees demand for cosmetic non-surgical treatments
April 23, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsTop treatments this season include Botox injections, stretch mark removal, laser hair removal, skin peels and microdermabrasion.
With summer fast approaching The Harley Medical Group, the UK's leading cosmetic surgery provider, has seen an increase in bookings for non-surgical treatments, as many patients get bikini-body ready for the warmer months.
The Harley Medical Group offer a range of non-surgical treatments across their 31 clinics nationwide including stretch marks and scar removal, laser hair removal as well as Botox and skin peels to achieve fresher and more youthful skin.
Comments Lisa Littlehales, Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group: "As the weather warms up people start to think about their bodies and how they will look and feel come summer time. We offer a number of treatments to help people approach the season full of confidence. April is the perfect time to book a treatment at one of our clinics as it enables you to undertake a course of laser hair removal or stretch mark and scar removal in time for summer."
THE HARLEY MEDICAL GROUP'S SUMMER TREATMENTS:
DRY UNDERARMS: - BOTOX INJECTIONS
Profuse sweating can cause embarrassment particularly in the summer when the weather heats up. Botox injections to prevent the sweat glands from producing excessive sweat can reduce and almost eliminate sweating for around 9 months, leaving patients dry and carefree for the summer.
Cost: from £550 per treatment (one treatment lasts 9 months)
FLAWLESS SKIN: - STRETCH MARK REMOVAL
Around 90% of women have stretch marks on their bodies so this treatment is music to many ears. The Harley Medical Group offers an exclusive laser treatment for stretch marks which is proven to reduce the appearance by up to 70%. The treatment is suitable for most skin types and colours and effectively treats the area using fractional laser technology.
Cost: from £250 per treatment (usually requires 4 treatments)
SMOOTH, HAIR-FREE SKIN: - LASER HAIR REMOVAL
As the average person shaves 11,540 times in their lifetime, people are increasingly realising the convenience and benefits of laser hair removal. The treatment is relatively pain free and leaves skin soft and hair free. Laser hair removal usually requires between four and six sessions with about one month between each treatment.
Popular women's treatments:
Bikini line (course of 6) £350
Underarm (course of 6) £350
Lower legs (course of 4) £1040
Popular male treatments:
Shoulder blades (course of 4) £760
Upper arm (course of 4) £300
Full back (course of 4) £1590
Full front (course of 4) £1580
FRESH, SMOOTH FACE: SKIN PEELS AND MEDICAL MICRODERMABRASION
Skin peels are an effective way to treat ageing skin, acne and reduce sun damage and hyper pigmentation. The Harley Medical Group offers the Agera Peel and the Obagi Skin Peel which both make the skin smoother, healthier and tighter.
For an even better result skin peels can be combined with Medical Microdermabrasion - a mechanical skin exfoliation system without chemicals or laser. The treatment can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and acne prone skin.
Agera Skin Peel: from £95
Obagi Skin Peel: from £595 (for starter pack)
Medical Microdermabrasion: from £95
Medical Microdermabrasion and peel: £150
For more information visit www.harleymedical.com
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK and Ireland's largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery group. It has been established since 1983 and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 500,000 patients to date.
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non-surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.
In 2004, The Harley Medical Group's Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department's Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group's clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission. There are now 31 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone, Belfast, Reading, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bromley, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Leicester and Guildford.
The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non-surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch, and Silk Touch Lasers, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group's Medical Advisory Board.