Peeling the top layer of the skin is not a new idea. The Ancient Egyptians used a mix of alabaster, milk and honey to deep clean the skin. Nowadays, doctors specialising in Dermatology use a surgical procedure called dermabrasion to remove the outer layers of the skin and improve any irregularities in the skin surface. Dermabrasion also helps to reduce acne scarring, tattoo scars, wrinkles, age spots and other skin lesions. Another technique is ‘laser resurfacing’ where the outer layers of skin are removed using laser. A gentler treatment, micro-dermabrasion, delivered by beauty therapists, can erase fine lines and age spots. This soft abrasion removes the dead outer layer of skin to rejuvenate it. By adding a good exfoliating product, with scrubbing agents such as ground nutshell, or a cleanser with enzymes or acids to your beauty routine once a week, you can help to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
The newest and most innovative treatment is Cool laser with no down time which in todays fast paced world is always a plus when everyone is juggling diaries.
We are based in Lingfield, in the heart of West Sussex, only 10 minutes drive from Dormansland and East Grinstead with main transport links near Gatwick airport. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Crawley are other local towns.
Has anyone else made huge changes to their work-life balance recently
?I have, with yesterday being one of those, ‘this is exactly why I made
the changes’ moments’…
I met an incredibly courageous women who 10 years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer. Figures from the World Cancer Research Fund show there were 2million new cases in 2018. I think all of us would find it difficult to say we have not known someone with cancer or have lost someone to cancer.
You may be reading this now and have had a recent diagnosis of cancer. Technology and research continues to improve with greater recovery rates being recorded and increased effectiveness of cancer management which is brilliant.
That said, there can still be symptoms around ‘urgency’ and running to the loo which women can experience without having had cancer which they quite literally ‘put up with’. There is a reason a well known company is running a massive tv advertising campaign around incontinence. From what I am seeing it is mostly because women do not know there could be alternatives. This was exactly what happened to the lady I was meeting and the fact it effects so many women. Let’s be honest, it’s not the most popular conversation starter!
We met in London at a clinic which was hosting a presentation and masterclass sharing knowledge about technology. She was having a treatment with the Juliet laser. Cutting edge technology & hormone -free treatments which help women with gynaecological health issues. I was taking care of her and we spoke for about 15 minutes pre procedure and re established if there had been any changes since her first treatment.
Her outlook was completely infectious and she could not say enough about how grateful she had been to have found out about the treatment and how she had been shouting from the roof tops about it.Following her all clear from the cancer diagnosis, Tamoxifen was prescribed. The slight discomfort and ‘urgency’ to go for a pee seemed nothing more than an irritation being a survivor of cancer. Her gynaecologist knew of the ‘Juliete laser’ treatments and recommended she have her first treatment 18 months ago..
Whilst we talked it was obvious to see how happy and healthy this bright, bubbly, woman was. You would never have suspected this woman who has four children had gone through the journey she has. She was completely honest and authentic about everything that she had endured through her treatments. Yesterdays treatment was for her simply something which she now had included in her lifestyle due to the health benefits she had experienced.
As she told me,“Shirley, honestly after the first treatment I felt an immediate difference. The symptoms I had experienced just stopped.I was in the clinic not longer than 30 minutes, then straight home and it felt no more uncomfortable than having a smear”
We talked a short while before she left to get on with her day and get home. I felt complete admiration and humbled by her resolve and attitude and the feeling that settles when you feel you are part of something which is making a huge impact to peoples health and wellbeing.
As we said our goodbyes, the ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ faded into that clarity and thankfulness of knowing that I was.
Shirley Emilio Registered Nurse
If you are suffering from stress urinary incontinence, that have resulted from menopause, or from vaginal atrophy, pain during sex, vaginal burning, itching and dryness. We offer a clinically proven treatments, and with a single treatment could help you take back control of your symptoms.
Different stages of a women’s life are often accompanied by different experiences. Child birth and the menopause are two examples where events can lead to a change in the vaginal area. Small accidents when coughing or sneezing are often very frustrating and can significantly influence day to day activities for many women. These symptoms can often lead of a reduction in the quality of life for these women. Equally following the menopause, many women suffer from the effects of the reduction in oestrogen in a variety conditions such as – dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), vaginal dryness, burning or itching.
ref- BBC – report published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – January 2017
We specialise in Women’s Health. We are based in Lingfield, in the heart of West Sussex, only 10 minutes drive from Dormansland and East Grinstead, with main transport links near Gatwick airport. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Crawley are other local towns.