Welcome 2018!! Last year I can honestly say was one of the worst years I have ever experienced. But, it is a shiny new year, with a little rebrand and some amazing things coming soon! Stayed tuned for some of the latest, greatest, craziest and most bizarre things going on in the world of beauty and aesthetics. Plus more diet, fitness and general masochistic abuse of my body in the name of vanity and weight loss!!!
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I’ve heard people talk about something called sleep. I believe it’s something I used to do before children and the weight of the world got the better of me. I try my best with make-up and what can only be described as industrial grade concealer to hide the stress and lack of sleep that has taken residence under my eyes. With bags big enough to hold all my luggage and dark circles that would be the envy of most raccoons there is only so much a mere cosmetic can be expected to do. I have tried all the light reflecting magic, miracle potions out there and don’t get me wrong they can make a difference up to a point. But, the 24/7 hustle of being a working mum who’s building a brand, writing as well as 9 to 5’ing takes a toll.
I am obviously very open minded when it comes to aesthetics and plastics. So, when I learned about the use of fillers to treat Tear Troughs, the area around the eyes, I was more than intrigued. Now, don’t get me wrong the idea of having a filler, in this case Teosyal injected into the eye socket sounds a bit frightening. However, I was incredibly lucky to have had a Teoxane Trainer carrying out my treatment.
Dr Linea Strachan is trained dentist, but has been doing aesthetics for nearly 10 years. She is the clinical director of A&L Clinics, which is one of the best and busiest cosmetic clinics in Suffolk. Luckily for me she has recently started running a clinic from Harley Street. She is the teacher for intermediate and advanced filler techniques for Teoxane UK. Dr Strachan is an award winning practitioner having won in two categories in facial aesthetics in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2016.
I met Dr Strachan in Harley Street on the day of the treatment. As a rule of thumb people will often tell you that the best way to judge someone’s aesthetic skill is by looking at them. Well Dr Strachan is certainly an amazing advert for her work. She is as brilliant as she is stunning. Following in intensive consultation and taking a set of before photos she explained that she would be using a new bit of technology for the treatment called a Teosyalpen. It is basically an electronic dispenser that distributes the filler into the area being treated. Dr Strachan first put in a small cannula which was then attached to the Teosyalpen. I have had filler on many occasions and even with a numbing cream there is often a sting. Not overly painful but usually enough to cause the eyes water a bit. But, with the pen there was literally nothing. I did not have any numbing cream and the only thing I felt was the tinniest scratch when the cannula was put in and just a bit of vibration as the teosyal went into the tear trough. This was hands down the least painful treatment I have ever had. It took no more than 15 minutes per side and the results were instant. Because of the technique Dr Strachan uses there was no bruising and I couldn’t even see the entry point from the needle.
Following the procedure you look like you have just come out of a week long nap! I was in awe of the difference. There was minimal swelling which was pretty much gone within the week. No down time whatsoever and a result that lasts up to a year. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Time for a safety lecture and some words of caution about this and all aesthetic treatments. A tear trough should not under any circumstances be administered by a non-medically trained practitioner! Now I realise there are a number of people who are happy to be injected with any number of things by beauticians, I am not one of them. Every single one of these procedures have the ability to cause serious and life altering side effects in the wrong hands. Prior to any procedure an extensive consultation should be carried out to ensure you are suitable and safe to have the treatment. In addition the person injecting you should have the training to deal with complications should they arise. I know a “bit of filler” seems like no bid deal. But, if you were to have an allergic reaction to it does that beautician injecting you in the backroom of a salon have the medical training to deal with an anaphylactic shock? Will basic life support even be something he or she is trained in much less the injection of adrenaline in an emergency. I say this as a nurse not just a blogger. These are things you need to consider when undertaking a “bit of a tweak”. Beauticians are amazing at their jobs and in no way am I putting down their skills for “beauty treatments”. Injecting chemicals into the skin though done for non-medical reasons are still medical procedures and should be respected as that. I believe that aesthetic treatments should be regulated in such a way as to make it illegal for anyone other than medically trained professionals to inject them. With the treatment of your Tear Troughs in particular the experience and education of your practitioner is absolutely your number one priority.
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Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Streaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer hair
Here baby, there mama
everywhere daddy daddy
You get the idea!! Hair is probably something those who have it in abundance take for granted. There was a time many, many years ago I had thick hair. So, thick in fact my mum would cut it short because it was so unmanageable. I cannot pinpoint the exact time in my life that my hair started thinning. But, as someone who was diagnosed with Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome in my twenties I think it’s probably likely that is when it all went south. One of the unfortunate side effects of PCOS as it is known is hormone imbalance which in part causes a higher level of testosterone which sadly means thinning of hair where you want it and more hair where you don’t. Enter ladybeard! But, that’s another story altogether. As I got older my hair gradually got thinner with the last straw being massive weight loss. Having lost so much weight over such a short amount of meant that I unintentionally left myself vulnerable to vitamin deficiencies. I am the first one to admit I was not as vigilant as I should have been in taking my supplements.
There are lots excellent aesthetic treatments such as PRP and Mesotherapy to treat thinning hair. The science behind them is impressive and in a later blog I will discuss my own results with Mesotherapy. However, I have a very short attention span and want instant gratification!
How do you create a head of hair out of nothing? Well extensions of course. This was something I had thought about a lot. I had an increasing number of followers asking me my opinion on hair extensions. I recall a wonderful article written by Dr Miriam Stoppard about all the reasons women over 40 should consider extensions. Not the least of which is, that long flowing hair is associated with being carefree and youthful.
So, mission directive established I was off to get hair. An exercise that was surely completely straightforward and simple, right? Actually, not so much! There is clip in, glue in, weaves, wefts, wigs, falls, Brazilian, Indian, Russian, micro loop, human hair synthetic and a multitude of other options to choose from. Clearly, I would need to find a true expert.
In looking at the different types of extensions one of the first things I learned is that there are few things that will kill your look quicker than a dodgy set of extensions.In order to maintain the integrity of your natural hair you need expert advice! This is not something I would ever recommend as a diy project. The pages and pages of hideous pictures of matted half bald scalps following a bad weave were endless.
I researched and researched the best and the brightest and was incredibly lucky that it just so happened that the cream of the crop Den Delen Owner/Director and generally amazing Wonder Woman entrepreneur and expert Hair Extension practitioner was right on my door step in SE London. Her salon Showoff Hair Extensions had an excellent reputation and so off I went to see the lady herself to get properly Rapunzel’ed. She did a consultation explaining exactly what type of hair I would need to achieve a natural look. I was colour matched and advised that a combination of Nano and Micro loop Russian hair extensions would be used. The tiny nano were placed at the sides in order to wear my hair up and not see any of the tiny bits that were looped into my own hair at the base. The extensions took roughly two-three hours to put in. Watching her work was amazing as to me all these little bits look so fiddly, but in expert hands there was a rhythm of looping and clamping that was beyond impressive. It was easy to see why Showoff had such a great reputation. It is a beautiful tranquil environment that offers a number of aesthetic and beauty treatments as well as hair.
Once the hair was placed I got the big reveal! I almost cried it was so beautiful! The hair was perfectly matched and looked 100% all mine. I couldn’t stop touching it. In the days that followed as I grew accustomed to this amazing mane I loved it more each day. Den was careful to explain all the necessary information to keep the hair perfect. Rules around the way you wash, brush and generally everything you could possibly need to know to make sure it always looks its best.
I must digress slightly here though. I normally do not comment about specific customer service issues when reviewing a treatment. But, whilst I was at Showoff something so amazing and extraordinary happened I think it would be remiss of me if I did not mention it. There was a young woman in the salon who was crying and so distressed. It unfolded that she was due to be married on the following Saturday and the company that she had paid to provide pretty much everything for her wedding had gone into administration that afternoon and she had just been informed that her day was basically ruined. Den and the girls stopped everything that they were doing to help this girl. The issues she was having had nothing to do with the services they offered. But, they went above and beyond to calm her down and helped her arrange new equipment, etc. So, I can honestly say that with Showoff Hair Extensions customer service is Queen!
They are truly an amazing team of very talented women. So much so they have been nominated for the Perrys Exceptional Customer Service Award. They truly deserve it and if you would like to take a moment and vote for the amazing girls of Showoff please email firstname.lastname@example.org writing Showoff Hair Extensions in the subject line!
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Cellulite!! Ugh! It is not even a pretty word. A bit like moist, every time I hear it I just cringe! First of all everyone has a bit of cellulite at one point or another. But, unfortunately I have it all the time. Primarily because I spent the majority of my life morbidly obese, cellulite is the price I have to pay for my years of gluttony. Although I have lost a huge amount of weight and have had reconstructive surgery for loose skin, the cellulite in one form or another remains.
I have tried lotions, potions and various notions. Short of voodoo I have yet to find a miracle. Now I am sure you have heard of the various anti-cellulite tights and leggings. There are several companies that make them, all with very ambitious claims about “impregnated” fabric and that they sacrifice a live chicken in the factory to ensure your positive results. Ok, I made that last bit up!! But, you see where I am going. There are some very grand claims out there for what is often a very mediocre product. As some of these products are very expensive, the last thing you want is to spend £200 on what ends being a pair of lazy pants you wear on the school run.
I am very much a believer in finding those special treasures in places you would not normally look. I love the idea of trying something from a lesser known company as often they have something super special, but perhaps the world hasn’t discovered them yet. I met this amazing and very inspiring entrepreneur Fabia Santos at a plastic surgery conference. Her company called Yoga Compression Garments was not one I had heard of before, but her belief and dedication to her products hooked me right in. I wasn’t sure why at the time, but she was definitely someone I wanted to know better. There was the added bonus I suppose because it is a Brazilian company I thought if anyone in the world is going to know how to make your ass look good, it’s going to be them!
Over the course of researching the products what I learned was that in addition to the leggings which I will get to later, Fabia has dedicated herself to helping women going through reconstructive surgeries. She attends hospitals herself to ensure post surgical garments are fitted properly and educates medical staff on the importance of garment fitting in the healing process. I suppose this resonated with me because I have been in the position of trying to get myself into post surgery garments that in retrospect did more harm than good. One very ill-fitting corset I had following abdominoplasty I referred to as “the juicer”. The second I put it on my clothes were soaked with the excess drainage. So, the work she does is an integral part of the healing process for women that are already feeling quite vulnerable following life changing operations that are not always cosmetic. As a professional Fabia is someone who really “walks the talk”.
The leggings are called The Yoga Emana. They absorb heat from the body and return in the form of “long infrared rays”. The rays are then absorbed into the skin and stimulate circulation and cellular metabolism. The leggings contain bio-active crystals and so these properties are not lost when they are washed. Amongst the many benefits that are purported:
Increased cellular metabolism
Increased skin elasticity
Reducing the appearance of cellulite
Reduction of muscle fatigue
So, with my magic leggings in hand I was off to try them myself in hopes of conquering these beastly dimples! Putting aside that they are meant to benefit you by wearing them, as a product they are beautiful and really flattering. The instructions are that you are to wear them 12 hours a day. I must say this was easy as they go with everything and really give you a beautiful shape. They are so comfortable, yet hold everything in as well as pushing that excess junk in the trunk up perfectly.
The initial trial is meant to show results within weeks. As I have particularly bad cellulite I took before pictures over six weeks. The results were everything that was promised. There was a marked difference in the smoothness of the skin and I definitely found the dimpling in my upper thighs in particular to have reduced.
Although I was primarily trialling them in order to ascertain the anti-cellulite properties I did actually find that there was a marked difference in how my legs felt following a run when wearing them. So, there is definitely something too the claims about reducing fatigue. From day one I was able to pack more punch into a workout wearing my Emana’s. All in all the trial was extremely successful. I can’t recommend them enough. They retail for £95, which is a reasonable price for leggings that deliver the goods. They remain in my normal rotation as my go to workout wear as well as sneaking them under other garments as a much more comfortable option to your standard “suck in your gut” pants. An all around great product from a fabulous company.
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So, I was thinking this week that although I have spoken about the various journey’s I have been on to get to this point, first losing weight and then losing skin that I haven’t spoken as much about the surgery that helped me in the first place. I have had several emails asking me to expound on the specifics. So, I am doing bit of throw back to remind myself of how far I have come as well as to share with those of you that are struggling what ultimately worked for me.
In 2012 after reaching what I consider my “rock Bottom” I started looking into weight loss surgery. Up to this point I had done every possible diet, plan, pill, shot, soup, shake both medically recommended and discouraged. I always say if you want to know anything about dieting ask a fat person. They will have been there and have the t-shirt in a wide variety of sizes! I was getting older and the fat suit I had been wearing all my life was taking Its toll on my body, both physically and emotionally. Most upsetting was that I wasn’t able to be the mother I wanted to be. I was already an older mum and the weight was just making me older before my time. I wanted to be active with my twins and also to be a good example to them. Sadly, I was neither!
I began to research the various surgical options. Although the Gastric Bypass seemed to be the gold standard I did have concerns about side effects. This procedure involves the stomach being divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both. I had so many friends that were bypassers and many struggled with malabsorption of vitamins and nutrients. There is also the dreaded “dumping” syndrome which is basically a group of symptoms such as sweating, severe intestinal distress, heart palpitation, vomiting and diarrhoea. These issues can occur after eating certain foods and due to your plumbing being re-routed. The Gastric Sleeve was also an option on the NHS. Gastric sleeve surgery works by removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped “sleeve” that connects the oesophagus to the small intestines.
Unlike the gastric bypass there is no re-plumbing going in therefore the complication rate is lower. I was open to either procedure, but it was a huge decision and I wanted to make sure I went with something I felt 100% comfortable with. This is where I think many people who complain about surgery being the “easy way” have completely the wrong idea. This is serious business and everyone choosing surgery is desperate and the fact is there is nothing easy about it.
My next step was to see my GP. He agreed I needed surgery, but because my BMI was 49.7 and not 50 I was not eligible. What was his recommendation you may ask? Go home and eat chocolate!! Seriously, that was the professional opinion I got. Well, I was desperate and did try to gain weight. But, it was as if my body was just going to refuse to cooperate just to spite ,because no matter what I did I couldn’t purposely gain weight. But, all was not lost as this time gave me an opportunity to do a bit more research. What I discovered was that there was another procedure. It was not available on the NHS, in fact not even available in the United Kingdom. It was called a Gastric Plication also known as a “Wrap”.
“Gastric Plication is a purely restrictive operation similar to Vertical Sleeve Gastric Resection, just without the need for division and removal of major stomach part.
It is a bariatric procedure that brings the benefits of food restriction while reducing the potential complications associated with a permanent implant (gastric band) and with staple line (leak and bleeding in Sleeve gastric resection).
The significant reduction of stomach capacity immediately after the operation allows intake of fluids only in small amounts, which is caused by surgical narrowing of lumen together with postoperative swelling of inverted gastric wall. The weight loss is usually quick within the first months. As the inner ridge of plicated stomach wall lose the swelling and further diminishes by involution the capacity of the stomach slightly increases. Currently studies show very promising 3-years results in significant and lasting weight loss similar to Sleeve gastric resection, and significantly greater than the Gastric Band. Also the loss of feelings of hunger is similar to the Sleeve.”
Obviously, as a mum to young children I was worried about the complications involved in any surgery as well as the down time. As I researched more about it the Wrap seemed like the perfect solution. The stumbling block was that it would need to be paid for privately. The cost at the time was £4500 with travel. (The prices since 2012 have decreased significantly) I had been huge my whole life and my mum had a front row seat though all of my years of depression and humiliation. She told me later how helpless she felt that she wasn’t able to help me when I was younger. So, my lovely mum agreed to pay for my surgery. Although this was the greatest news I could have had, the process was still daunting. I would have to fly to the Czech Republic on my own to have surgery. I worried about language barriers and what an Eastern European hospital would be like. But, I was more desperate than ever.
I researched the surgeon who would be performing the operation. Dr Cierny was a world renowned expert in bariatrics and had performed over a 1000 of these procedures. The plan was put in place! I said goodbye to my babies and was off to the airport for my flight. I couldn’t have been more nervous! I arrived in Czech and it seemed a world away from England. I arrived in the hospital and was introduced to the most amazing surgeon in Dr Cierny. One of the first lessons I had in Czech health care was the differences in the way doctors worked within their teams. To be honest when I saw Dr Cierny I thought he must have been a porter because he was filling the paper towel dispenser in the clinic room and was wearing a white uniform. The medics is Czech have a completely different air about themselves than the ones I was used to. It is very much a team where everyone is equal. He spoke English and was truly sympathetic to my situation. He explained the operation to me in detail. But, said before we could proceed I would need an extensive pre-op in order to make sure I was healthy enough to proceed. What happened next was the most extensive medical examination I have ever had. Once it was over Dr Cierny came to my hospital room and gave me a big hug with the great news that I would be having my life changing surgery the following morning. The medical team was amazing! The hospital was by far the cleanest I had ever been in. The morning of my surgery the jolliest anaesthetist came to see me and run through what was about to happen. I suppose I should have been scared, but all I could think about was that my new life was about to start. There was never a moment that I was lonely or worried. As part of the package there is someone with you that travels from England for the duration of your stay. They are there to make sure you have everything you need and can translate should any communication issues arrive. Currently the sweetest person, Katerina accompanies patients to Czech. She is originally from the Czech Republic so is the perfect person to follow you through this journey.
As I was put under the last image I was saw was Dr Cierny reassuring me that everything was going to be okay. Although I had only met him 24 hours before I believed and trusted him completely. When I woke up Dr Cierny’s smiling face was the first thing I saw. He leaned in and said “you have a tiny tummy now”. Those words were the magical and exciting thing I had ever heard.
Immediately after surgery some patients may experience vomiting as a result of the stimulation of the vegus nerve during surgery. It is a common issue that resolves itself in the first couple of days. However, I did not have a single episode and other then minor pain from the incisions I was walking around the ward within a few hours of the procedure high on a combination of pain relief and pure excitement!
From beginning to end my stay in hospital was four days. When possible Body Clinique will send patients over in groups. So, I had a handful of amazing surgery buddies to laugh with each night whilst we watched old episodes of Benidorm and chatted about how we ended up here. Following surgery I was on a liquid diet initially as my body healed. It takes around 4-6 weeks to start having regular solid foods. The first meal I had following surgery was a cup of beef stock, I can still remember how full I felt after literally half a glass. In fact, I think following the procedure this was the first time I felt truly full. The feeling of hunger was a similar sensation. My whole life I stuffed myself to the point of bursting and as a result I can’t say that I was ever truly hungry the way I was after surgery. Hunger actually felt good, it felt like control and promise! On day four it was time for me and “tiny tum” to say goodbye to Breclav Hospital and hello to out new life. In the months that followed the weight dropped off. I worked incredibly and for the first time in my life I was enjoying exercise and relishing my new regime. Over 18 months following surgery I lost 12 stone and everything about my life changed. I felt confident and light. I know it seems a funny thing to say, but literally the feeling of being light on my feet was indescribable. But, it isn’t easy, Dr Cierny had told me before surgery he could only fix my stomach. My head was up to me and it is a battle. But, the weight loss is such a gift and ultimately is a big responsibility. I still have food demons and I assume always will. I very much feel like an alcoholic. I will always be a food junkie on some level. But, surgery will continue to help me keep it under “wrap”.
For more information about having weight loss surgery with Dr Cierny contact http://www.bodyclinique.co.uk/
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Just when I thought I had tried it all in my ongoing effort to “opt-out” of the ageing process I was invited to visit the clinic of Dr Daniel Sister to try a treatment called Fractora. When I explain it, you may think I have gone a bit bonkers. Fractora uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy to the skin through the tiny pins producing localized heat and small “micro-lesion dots” in the areas that are treated. The heat and “dots” promotes collagen regrowth, which rejuvenates and re-structures the skin In other words they use a probe with lots of little needles sticking out of it to poke tiny holes in your skin whilst simultaneously heating it, causing the skins natural healing process to firm and re-vitalise areas that are lined and need toning. The idea is that by treating areas that need firming the body’s natural healing process will tone sagging lacklustre skin as the body produces more collagen in the treated areas.
|I had the treatment over my face and neck. My primary area of concern was around my neck. Where I have lost so much weight my neck has a distinct lack of tone and is something I am quite self-conscious about. So, the promise of this area being tightened without surgery is quite the incentive to try the treatment. Fractora can be used all over the body including legs and stomach. It can treat a range of age and related skin conditions. Such as; fine lines, deep lines, rough skin texture, irregular pigment, visible blood vesicles and uneven pigmentation. Though it is not necessarily just for the signs of aging as anyone can suffer from rough uneven tone.
Due to the nature of how the treatment is carried out a local anaesthetic cream is applied over the face 30-45 minutes prior to the treatment. There is an element of mild pain to the treatment. However, it is completely manageable. I would describe it as a quick stinging/burning feeling at the point the needles and RF makes contact with the skin. But, it goes away instantly. There is no lingering pain following the procedure. The whole treatment took around 20-30 minutes. My skin looked quite red and sore following the treatment. But, there was no pain during the healing process. I was advised to use a heavy barrier cream following the treatment in order to protect the skin where it was open and healing. No make-up could be worn for 48 hours whilst the treated areas closed to prevent infection.
Although the treatment does not have any specific downtime, my face was visibly sore and raw looking straight after. It is definitely a treatment worth doing. However, if you are someone who likes to be discrete about treatments this maybe one to have on a Friday to give your skin a day or two to settle. The difference in redness is significant even the following day. I did have what I would describe as stamp marks from the pins. However, any residual marks were easily covered with make-up once I was able to wear it.
It can take months for the full effect of Fractora to be seen. I am several months post treatment and can see a definite difference in my neck area. The general tone of my skin has improved as well as a reduction in fine lines. This was obviously after one treatment. However, depending on the nature of your skin, you may require a series of treatments for the most dramatic effect. This is definitely a treatment to consider before resorting to surgery.
For more information or to find out who your nearest practitioner contact http://www.invasix.com/
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