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Birmingham Men Opt To Be Hair Free

The Harley Medical Group’s Birmingham clinic reports rise in men seeking laser hair removal.

Following recent reports on the increase in men opting for beauty treatments, The Harley Medical Group reveal that the trend is being reflected at their Birmingham clinic, where it is Asian men opting for laser hair removal, that are making up most of the bookings.

Bookings at The Harley Medical Group’s Birmingham Clinic show that it is most commonly Asian patients looking for alternative hair removal for their face and body. Asian hair is typically darker and thicker than Caucasian or Afro Caribbean hair and grows at the quickest speed of 1.3 cm a month. Therefore laser hair removal is the ideal solution for permanent hair reduction.

Although there is an increase in men looking into Laser Hair Removal, the clinic also sees many darker haired women book in for treatment as a result of feeling self-conscious about excess hair especially on areas such as the face and arms. Patients want an effective way to reduce the amount of hair growth.

Naz Akhtar, Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group says: “Waxing and shaving can become costly and can leave skin dry and sore. With the average person shaving 11,540 times in one lifetime, hair grows back faster, darker and thicker as a result.

In comparison to waxing, laser hair removal has minimal discomfort and is an effective treatment for ingrown hairs. The laser treatment uses light to penetrate the epidermis (outermost layers of cells in the skin) to target the underlying hair. The dark pigment absorbs the light and destroys the hair and the root and further growth is hindered, leaving the skin with a smooth appearance. Our advanced lasers have been approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Standard Agency) and can treat all Asian skin types.

Asian hair tends to be quite course and stubborn in comparison to that of our white and black counterparts, but responds brilliantly to our lasers. We see patients leaving the clinic feeling more comfortable and confident than ever before.”

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Don’t Let Your Hair Slow You Down This Summer, Says The Harley Medical Group

The UK’s leading cosmetic surgery group has teamed-up with a group of four London 2012 Olympic athletes as part of a new advertising campaign, designed to encourage more people to experience the benefits of laser hair removal.

Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin from the Team GB beach volleyball team were joined by diver Pete Waterfield, an Olympic silver medallist, and Commonwealth heptathlon champion Louise Hazel. The athletes each underwent an individual consultation during which a nurse covered exactly how the treatment works and assessed their suitability for the treatment, before undergoing laser hair removal in London, at The Harley Medical Group’s Harley Street clinic.

Before walking out into a crowded arena, the athletes need to be 100 per cent sure that they are looking their best and will be able to compete to the best of their ability. Zara, who will be performing on a specially made beach at Horse Guards Parade in the capital, stressed the importance of knowing that she is looking her best when she walks out onto a court.

She said: “Obviously it is really important to feel confident and to not have to worry about those kinds of things, and we’re travelling around so much that it can be quite difficult to keep on top of it. With permanent hair removal it is one less thing for us to have to worry about.”

Louise added: “Not only has it given me confidence on the track, knowing that I can put my skimpy knickers on and feel safe and sound, it saves so much time with shaving and having to de-frizz and de-fuzz every day.”

Established in 1983, The Harley Medical Group offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, from botox injections and line and wrinkle treatments, to breast implants and face lifts. To find out more about the range of procedures available and laser hair removal prices, visit

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The Harley Medical Group skincare wins in IMAGE Beauty Awards 2012

Leading cosmetic surgery group The Harley Medical Group has won at the IMAGE Beauty Awards, which is often cited as Ireland’s most prestigious beauty awards. The group’s performance eye lift was the winning product, being heralded as the ‘best for eye lifting’ in the 2012 awards.

The Harley Medical Group was founded in 1983 and is a leader in the UK world of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, offering treatments for both men and women at its many clinics. With so many years of experience under its belt the group is able to provide patients with effective results for a range of cosmetic issues.

Alongside its many treatments available, The Harley Medical Group also has a range of skincare products that patients can use in conjunction with other treatments or as a standalone regime. The now award-winning performance eye lift can come as part of The Harley Medical Group’s Anti-Ageing Package, which includes everything needed to give skin a youthful glow.

The IMAGE Beauty Awards has been running for nine years now and over 500 products in four categories were tested for this year’s awards, meaning The Harley Medical Group’s performance eye lift stood up to some stiff competition. Sixteen independent judges narrowed down the categories to come up with this year’s winning products, and those included on the expert panel included Dr Rosemary Coleman, Nicky Hambleton-Jones from the Channel 4 show ’10 Years Younger’, Laura Bermingham from‘Ireland AM’ and Elaine Butler-Doolin, famous for her appearance on TV3’s ‘Celebrity Salon’.

Lisa Littlehales of The Harley Medical Group said: “We’re so thrilled to have won the IMAGE Beauty Awards for the best eye lifting category. Our performance eye lift is one of our most popular skincare products and it makes us proud to know that it’s been referred to as a ‘Cinderella eye cream’ by the judges on the panel.

“All of our anti-ageing creams and cleansers contain only the best ingredients in order to stimulate collagen growth to give you firmer, younger looking skin without the need for invasive treatments, which is undoubtedly why it won out in the end.”

Every product in the IMAGE Beauty Awards was tested against a number of criteria, such as value for money, performance, packaging, texture, scent and longevity. The full list of award-winners can be seen in the May issue of IMAGE Magazine, while further information about The Harley Medical Group’s excellent cosmetic surgeries and skincare products can be found online at

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HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW – Thousands Of UK Women Look For Permanent Solutions To Combat Excessive Hair Growth

According to the NHS, millions of UK women suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which causes most cases of Hirsutism (excessive body hair). For most sufferers, the upper lip, chin, chest and lower back are the most affected areas.

With figures showing one to three pre-menopausal women in every 20 are affected by Hirsutism and up to three quarters of post-menopausal women, there are thousands of women looking for effective hair removal treatments, which offer long lasting results.

Lucy Sharratt, Laser Hair Removal Specialist at The Harley Medical Group, says: “For many women excessive hair growth on the face and body can be a very embarrassing and upsetting condition. Many patients tell us they spend hours a week tweezing, plucking and waxing facial hair, in a bid to keep the condition under control. This is hugely time consuming and can impact greatly on their daily lives. We’re seeing more women approach us who feel confident to talk about the condition, and seek treatments which can help.

One option that many favour is Laser Hair Removal; it’s an effective method, which requires no recovery time, fitting into the busy schedules of many professional women, mothers or students. Laser Hair Removal works by a focused light penetrating the epidermis of the skin and targeting the underlying hair. The hair’s pigment absorbs the light and is destroyed, leaving the skin with a smooth appearance. For facial treatment, such as upper lip and chin, the treatment time will take approximately 15 minutes and a minimum course of 8 treatments is recommended.

Hormonal changes associated with PCOS can mean that some of the dormant hair cells can become activated following a course of treatments, maintenance treatments can then be performed. The hairs which do grow back are much finer and become easier to manage.”

The Harley Medical Group has over 15 years Laser Hair Removal experience and have performed over 250,000 treatments to date. With 31 clinics nationwide, and a team of specialist Nurses, the Group is the provider of choice for many patients, with 85% of their bookings for Laser Hair Removal treatments being amongst women.

Jennifer Goody, 28 year old Laser Hair Removal patient at The Harley Medical Group, says: “I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome when I was 23; I’d noticed excess hair on my upper lip and chin for about a year and went to the doctor as I was worried. When I was first diagnosed, I used hair removal cream and would spend hours every week checking my face in the mirror. I’ve had four laser hair treatments so far and I’m already noticing much less hair growing; I feel so much more confident, and no longer have to spend hours worrying about my appearance.”

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The Harley Medical Group Launches Non-Surgical Beauty Bundles To Help Brides Achieve A Picture Perfect Look

For many brides it’s easy to get wrapped up in all the wedding arrangements and leave the all-important beauty treatments to the last minute, when it’s often too late. To help blushing brides-to-be organise a personalised beauty regime ahead of their special day, The Harley Medical Group has launched Wedding Belle Beauty Bundles; bespoke packages tailored to suit every bride’s beauty needs.

Following the recent launch of the Group’s debut skincare range, the Wedding Belle Beauty Bundles combine skincare products with non-surgical treatments, creating exclusive pre-wedding packages designed to achieve lasting, radiant results for brides across the UK.

Lisa Littlehales, Senior Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “The uniquely tailored skincare range, of 12 dermatologically tested products, draws upon over 29 years of experience that The Harley Medical Group has in the cosmetic treatment field. The range combines the best key active ingredients sourced from nature and science, including Willow Bark and Daisy Extract. Combined with complementary non-surgical treatments, we’re able to offer brides unrivalled, effective beauty packages.”

Wedding Belle Beauty Bundles:

Wedding Day Refresher is a gentle treatment regime that provides a balanced solution to improve your skin’s complexion. It is the perfect pre-treatment for brides ahead of their big day
+ Consultation with a Specialist Nurse Counsellor
+ 1X Computerised Photo Imaging skin Analysis
+ 3X Medical Microdermabrasion or Agera Peel
+ 1X Gentle Cleanser and the Antioxidant Oil Free Moisturiser (contains Sweet Orange Oil to help relieve stress and tension)

Ideal for brides over 35 who are worried about fine lines and wrinkles, the Facial Rejuvenator package will help to reduce and smooth out lines and achieve a flawless, smooth complexion in time for the big day.
+ 1X Computerised Photo Imaging skin Analysis
+ Consultation with a Specialist Nurse Counsellor
+ 1 X Point of Botox + 1 X Dermal Filler
+ 1X Medical Microdermabrasion or Skin Peel
+ 1X Anti-ageing youth serum (contains Daisy Extract which helps to brighten skin)

The Crystal Clear skin package is the ideal option for those wanting to treat skin that is prone to blemishes. The package helps to improve the skin tone, texture and general condition by removing dead skin cells.
+ Consultation with a Specialist Nurse Counsellor
+ X3 Medical Microdermabrasion
+ X3 Aesthera PPx
+1X Anti-Microbial Cell Renewal Cream (contains Natural Willow Bark plant extract providing an exfoliating activity on the skin)

To ensure that you’re full of confidence on your wedding day and into your honeymoon opt for the Body Beautiful package which will leave you with hair-free, smooth skin and help reduce sweating caused by wedding day nerves.
+ Consultation with a Specialist Nurse Counsellor
+ 1X Computerised Photo Imaging skin Analysis
+ 6X Laser Hair Removal session underarms, bikini, lower legs
+ 1X Aloe Vera Hydration Gel and Self Tanning Lotion (formulated to cool and soothe the skin)

N.B – All treatments should be staggered over a course of time recommended by your clinic.

Lisa Littlehales Top Tips for ultimate bridal beauty preparation:

It’s recommended to drink around two litres of water every day. If you don’t already do this then it’s a great habit to pick up six months before the wedding, in order to encourage clear glowing skin in time for the big day.

Make sure that you are not caught out in the weeks leading up to the wedding and book any treatments you are planning to have at least 6 weeks in advance.

Finding and sticking to a beauty regime that suits you around six months before the wedding, will ensure that you have time to tackle any particular skin issues such as pigmentation. If pigmentation is your problem, try the Anti-Ageing Youth Serum. This contains Daisy extract, a skin lightening agent which is clinically proven to even out pigmentation, and stable Vitamin C – a strong form of the vitamin which promotes the production of collagen and helps to brighten the skin.

If you want a sun kissed glow but don’t want to use tanning beds or splash out on a spray tan, The Harley Medical Group offer a Rejuvenating Self-Tanning Lotion, with a refreshing citrus sent. Make sure you apply two weeks before the wedding, so that you get the coverage you want right, to ensure you have a perfect looking tan on the day.

Everyone’s nightmare is a blemish just before their wedding day – try the Anti-Microbial Cell Renewal Cream which will deal with any difficult blemishes by stimulating blood flow to the area. The cream contains willow bark extract which will cut through the oily skin surface and increase cell turn over to give you healthy clearer looking skin.

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The Harley Medical Group Reveals Their New Dermatologically Tested Skincare Range To Help Combat Troublesome Skin

Although skin acne is largely thought of as a problem affecting teenagers, 50% of all women and 25% of men will have acne at some time in their adult lives. Today with more people experiencing the on-set of acne in their 20’s and 30’s, adults are increasingly searching for effective solutions to help combat the condition.

The Harley Medical Group, UK experts with 28 years’ experience in non-surgical treatments, have launched their debut skincare range, comprising 12
dermatologically tested products which have been tested on patients across the UK. Designed as a proactive daily skincare regime, the range is also recommended to be used in conjunction with prescribed skin treatments, available from each of their 31 clinics nationwide.

Bernadette Harte, Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Adult acne is a real problem and the first question our patient’s ask is why now? Often they had clear skin as a teenager and don’t associate this condition with adulthood. Humidity, stress and hormones are all contributing factors, so with warmer weather approaching and job stress high for many professionals, the summer can equal ‘acne season’ for many adults.

“People most affected by acne will have increased sensitivity in their sebaceous glands, which produce oil. When skin cells become blocked the sebum oil and dead skin cannot escape, resulting in an inflammation around the blocked cells. Bacteria can build-up and in turn produce blackheads, white head and angry, red spots.

“Patients approach us seeking advice on a whole new skincare regime which will not only clear up existing spots, but also prevent the problem from re-occurring. For more troublesome skin, we can combine the skincare products with non-surgical treatments. We’ve treated over 500,000 patients since we opened our first clinic, and harnessed our knowledge to offer our patient’s the most effective treatment combinations possible.”

The Harley Medical Group’s Anti-Acne Guide
– Ultra Anti-Bac Cream (£29 for 30ml) – The cream includes a combination of natural ingredients formulated to help reduce skin breakouts and the appearance of pimples, pustules and comedones for oily skin types. This cream will help calm the skin as well as reduce the amount of sebum produced. Apply twice daily. Gently rub the cream into the skin on acne affected areas, with attention around typically oily areas such as the nose and chin.

– Gentle Cleanser (£26 for 200ml) – This mild and gentle sweet orange cleanser helps to boost skin cell turnover, help dead skin escape and keeps skin fresh and clear. The orange oil is also shown to relieve nervous tension and stress. Use twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.

– Anti Microbial Cell Renewal Cream (£32 for 30ml) – Ideal for difficult blemishes, the cream contains a blend of active ingredients containing botanical seed extract that increases blood flow and helps to recover skin cell turnover. Apply a small amount to acne affected areas and allow the cream to fully absorb.

– Replenishing Exfoliator (£35 for 50ml) – Delivers collagen into the skin resulting in a firmer regenerated skin tone. The Vitamin C derivative and Beta Carotene help to promote collagen formation whilst the natural bamboo exfoliator gently removes dead skin cells leaving smoother softer skin.
Use once a week. Apply onto wet skin and massage in circular motions to ensure maximum cell stimulation.

For more stubborn acne, combine skincare products with the below Non-Surgical treatments for maximum results

– Aesthera PPx (from £60) – One of the most highly effective skin rejuvenation treatments, this is the only laser treatment which has been approved by the FDA* for treatment of comedonal acne (blackheads & whiteheads). Visible improvement of lesions can be seen between 24-48 hours after treatment. For maximum results, book a course of 4-6 treatments.

- Medical Microdermabrasion (from £95) – A mechanical exfoliation treatment which takes away the top layer of dead skin cells by releasing medical grade crystals at a high velocity onto the skin surface, helping to combat acne, blackheads and whiteheads. Following the treatment, the skin is in a better condition to absorb acne creams. For maximum results, book a course of 6 treatments with 2 weeks apart for each.

– Obagi Blue Peel (£595) – An effective skin peel treatment which helps reduce acne scars and large pores by removing dead skin cells of aged and damaged skin, replacing them with new, healthier cells. Following the treatment, the skin will peel, and heal within 7-10 days giving immediate results and continue to become clearer and healthier for the next 4-6 weeks. For maximum results, book one treatment every 6-8 weeks.

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Get 40% Off Laser Hair Removal!

Leading cosmetic surgery provider The Harley Medical Group is currently running an excellent offer on selected laser hair removal treatments, which can see patients saving up to 40% on a range of packages. However, the offer is only available until midnight on Thursday 5 April 2012, so those interested are advised to book now!

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments in the UK and can be carried out on both men and women. It can be performed on many areas of the body and the Harley Medical Group’s offer includes some of its most popular packages.

Eight and four treatment packages for specified body areas have been included in the offer, as well as other multiple treatment packages. For instance, the eight treatment package for laser hair removal for the female chin was £600 and has been reduced to £450 for a limited time only. Similarly, laser hair removal for the full male back is now £1,250, down from £1,590.

In terms of multiple treatment packages, patients can save an astonishing amount – the female full body treatment was £4,225 and is now just £2,770. It includes four full laser hair removal treatments for the arms and legs, along with treatments for the bikini area, navel pubis and underarms.

“Our current offer on laser hair removal will only be available for the next couple of weeks, so those interested should act quickly to make the most of it,” said Lisa Littlehales of the Harley Medical Group.

“Anyone that would like to book a treatment at one of our nationwide clinics can find the current laser hair removal prices on our website, and can book via our online form, specifying which treatment they are interested in.”

To find out more about the treatments available, visit now.

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NHS Criteria Crisis? Will The Change In VAT Finally Move The NHS To Review Their Qualification Of Candidates For Cosmetic Procedures?

There have been several reports in the media in recent months suggesting that the government is to add VAT to cosmetic surgery procedures. If this is true patients will be charged an extra 20% on the procedures that they undergo. However, the picture is even more worrying for the NHS which, under certain circumstances, offers cosmetic surgery for free. If the VAT rumours are true then the NHS will find itself under financial pressure at a time when it can ill afford to be so. In this article we will look in depth at the government proposals on taxing cosmetic procedures and their effect on the NHS. We will then decipher whether the NHS will ultimately be forced to review their qualification for candidates undergoing cosmetic surgery.

HM Revenues and Customs
In autumn 2011 HM Revenues and Customs stated that they wanted to clarify the existing legislation on which types of cosmetic surgery attract VAT. They claim that any cosmetic surgery carried out for medical reasons is not taxable. However, surgery simply carried out to improve appearance should be taxed. The department said this had always been the case and new legislation had not actually been introduced. Cosmetic surgeries disagreed arguing that this tax had never been enforced so if it was now suddenly going to be enforced law it was, in effect, a new law. However, the boundaries between cosmetic surgery for medical and aesthetic reasons are not always as easy to define as, say the difference between rhinoplasty surgery to help alleviate problems with breathing and liposuction to tackle a pesky “muffin top”.

A surgeon could argue that a female requesting breast enlargement surgery needs it to combat depression, a medical condition. Breast enlargement would traditionally be seen as an aesthetical procedure but in this instance it may be passed as medical. Indeed, HM Revenues and Customs admit that each case needs to be judged on its individual merits.

So where does this leave the NHS?
Under current guideless the NHS only offers cosmetic surgery when it is deemed medically necessary. Therefore, the new legislation on VAT has no impact on the NHS. The health service will not have to foot additional bills whilst they continue to offer medical cosmetic procedures. It seems the NHS will have no reason to review their qualification of candidates for cosmetic procedures. In fact there are less likely to do so as any review may lead to non-medical procedures being carried out which would result in the service incurring the VAT charge.

There remains much confusion over the proposal of adding VAT to cosmetic procedures. The government themselves claim that some procedures are, and also have been, taxable. They claim they have not changed their policy but are simply clarifying the existing rules. It is clear, however, that the majority of cosmetic surgeries have not been charging their clients VAT for any procedures and the law has not been enforced. The outcry in the cosmetic industry reflects the panic felt by surgeons who worry potential patients may desert the UK for cheaper surgery abroad. The NHS, however, remains unaffected by this change or clarification because all the procedures carried out by the health service are for medical purposes so they will never attract VAT. It remains to be seen whether the government enforces the VAT on some cosmetic procedures but it is clear that the NHS will not be affected and therefore is under no pressure to review its candidates for surgery.

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The Harley Medical Group Crown Their ‘Find The Face Of 2012′ Winners

In September, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery and non-surgical solutions company, The Harley Medical Group, launched a social media campaign to “Find the Face” to front its 2012 advertising campaign. This is the first time ever that the Group has taken to Facebook and asked the British public to submit suggestions of why they should be chosen to feature in the new adverts.

The Harley Medical Group has 31 clinics across the UK and Ireland, and having treated over 500,000 patients in its 28 year history celebrates its patients’ new found confidence through a variety of marketing activities.

The Facebook campaign, which ended on 31st October announced the winners to be, Jamie-Lee Williams and Trevor Ventour. The winning pair have received a £1,000 cash prize each, as well as the opportunity to be featured in The Harley Medical Group’s TV and print adverts.

Louise Braham, Marketing Director at The Harley Medical Group, says: “The ‘Find the Face of’ competition is a fantastic way of finding real men and women who have discovered their inner confidence. Launching the competition on Facebook meant there could be a wider scope of people who could apply and join in. As Facebook connects 29.9 million people in the UK , it was a great way to ensure full visibility and inspire people to have the confidence to look and feel great.”

Winner, Jamie-Lee Williams aged 25 from Ostwestry in North Wales, previously underwent a Breast Englargement procedure. Jamie-Lee says, “I have travelled the world taking part in many beauty pageants. I have always naturally been an extrovert, but was always self-conscious of my breasts. After having my procedure I felt I was able to go on and actually win my beauty pageants.”

Northampton winner Trevor Ventour aged 26 has previously had Rhinoplasty – the medical term for nose reshaping surgery. Trevor says, “I suffered from low self-esteem due to the look and shape of my nose – it resulted in shying away from cameras and constantly feeling insecure. After surgery I feel infinitely more confident and have never looked back.”

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Recession Frown Lines Drive Injectables Bookings

One of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery providers has revealed a rise in bookings of injectable treatments, as patients tackle recession frown and worry lines. The Harley Medical Group, with 31 clinics nationwide, has reported a 9% increase in bookings for Botox® and Dermal Fillers amongst the 35+ age group for women, however the gap is lessening between genders, with more males making bookings. The majority of bookings being made are for treatments on the forehead and around the eyes.

Lisa Littlehales, Leading Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Repetitive facial expressions can lead to deep wrinkles and lines developing on the skin, resulting in a ‘permanent’ expression on the face. Constant frowning, creasing of the brow when thinking, and rubbing the forehead all result in lines and wrinkles appearing. Patients often tell us people have commented that they look angry or upset because of their frown and worry lines, and this has inspired them to book in.

“Frown lines appear vertically between the brows, and are usually between 1.5 – 2 inches long. Depending on how deep the line is, we would usually treat this area with two or three injections of Dermal Filler, plumping out the skin giving an overall smoother look. Worry lines appear horizontally across the forehead and often patients can have multiple lines. Botox® and Fillers injected along the length of the lines will help to rejuvenate the skin, and create a more youthful appearance.”

Sally Taber, who manages the Standards and Training principles for, which is the only scheme to register appropriately qualified and regulated providers of cosmetic injectables, also comments on the ‘recession treatment trend’, saying: “We’ve heard from many providers on the register that Dermal Fillers have been very popular this year, with many consumers looking to tackle their worry lines. It still remains of paramount importance that consumers choose a provider wisely – these popular treatments are safe and deliver excellent results if carried out by providers with a clinical background and in a clinical environment.”

Littlehales continues: “It’s not only injectables that patients are turning to, to help achieve a smooth and youthful appearance. Skin peels are very effective treatments in helping to rejuvenate the skin and help reverse the signs of ageing. The Agera Skin Peel and the Obagi Blue Peel both help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which helps the skin to bounce back into shape and prevents lines and wrinkles from forming.”

Natasha Boast, a patient who has had fillers at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself age radically in a year is not good for morale, especially when your work situation is precarious and you are juggling paying family bills.

“I started to look permanently cross as well, as my frown line between my eyes was so strong and my children started asking why Mummy was angry. I decided to have Fillers and am so pleased I did. I feel happier and more positive and don’t feel miserable when I catch myself in the mirror.”

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The Harley Medical Group Busts Cosmetic Surgery Myths

The UK’s leading cosmetic surgery group, The Harley Medical Group, have today revealed research findings which bust some of the industry’s biggest myths and uncover what motivates people across the UK to have cosmetic surgery.

In the first ever survey of its kind, conducted across the Group’s 31 clinics nationwide on over 20,000 patients, the results challenge many of the longstanding myths that surround the cosmetic surgery field revealing over 85% of UK patients opt for surgery due to a confidence issue and that 95% will think about having a procedure for more than two years before they go ahead.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Patients who are looking into surgical options have lots of questions about their procedure and it is important that they are properly informed.

“We decided to do the survey as people often people have assumptions about cosmetic surgery, which in reality are completely untrue. One of the biggest myths is that cosmetic surgery is purely about vanity, when in actual fact it is most often a confidence issue which the patient has not been able to resolve through other means.”

Top Myths Revealed by The Harley Medical Group

All facts are according to The Harley Medical Group

Having cosmetic surgery is addictive and most people go on to have multiple procedures after their first.

95% of patients will only have one procedure that they’ve been thinking about for several years. It’s a confidence thing with many people.

Women who have breast enlargement surgery look fake and just want to have big breasts like Jordan.

Most women only go up by one or two cup sizes and the average size is a C cup. Women are now wanting a more natural look opting for a tear-drop shaped implant rather than the traditional round high contour.

Cosmetic surgery is now so commonplace; most people view it as just another beauty treatment.

Research shows that on average patients think about their surgery for two to three years before going ahead with it.

More men are now having cosmetic surgery than women!

There’s been a huge growth in men having surgery, but they still only make up 17% of patients at The Harley Medical Group.

People have cosmetic surgery to stand out.

Most cosmetic surgery patients don’t have a procedure to stand out; they have treatment to help them fit in.

Most people that book in for surgery are young girls who are over critical about their appearance.

45% of all female patients who enquire and have surgery at The Harley Medical Group are mothers looking for treatments to help combat the effects of pregnancy and regain their confidence. The Harley Medical Group have also seen a 17% increase in patients over 65, across their 31 clinics, in the UK and Ireland, between 2005 and 2010.

Plastic surgeons can make you look like your favourite celebrity.

Each patient is individual and a surgeon will work with a patient’s existing factors in order to produce a desired result – it is not possible to make one person look exactly like another.

If you are overweight you can just have liposuction to make you slim

Liposuction is not a weight loss technique and produces best results on patients that have lost weight and are looking to remove small pockets of stubborn fat. Also, it’s not just women that opt for Liposuction, 25% of Liposuction patients are male.

If you’re standing in the supermarket queue, chances are someone in that queue has had cosmetic surgery of some sort.

Only about 1% of the population have had surgery.

Most people go abroad for surgery because it’s cheaper.

Many people feel uncomfortable about travelling so far away from home when having a major operation and feel it’s more risky.

You’ll only meet sales people when you go to a big cosmetic surgery provider.

Reputable providers only use medically trained staff. Patients should always meet with a medically trained professional nurse counsellor to discuss their procedure and will always meet their surgeon before the operation.

Cosmetic Surgery Industry will be one of the first things to be hit by a credit crunch as it’s a vanity led industry and not essential.

Most patients think about and plan their surgery for many years. They are unlikely to want to put it off and instead consider it an investment. The Harley Medical Group is currently reporting a 29% YOY increase in demand for surgery, defying the credit crunch.

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Nutrition Experts Come Together For Roundtable At The Royal Society Of Medicine

Nutrition experts come together for roundtable at the Royal Society of Medicine.

AmeriSciences AS10, the first ever super-league multivitamin and nutritional formula developed from joint research with NASA and the Johnson Space Centre, will be available off the shelf in the UK from today. Key figures from the field of nutrition attended a roundtable at the Royal Society of Medicine, including the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and The Nutrition Society, to discuss how the AmeriSciences AS10 range of products will pave the way for the next generation of breakthrough technology in nutritional supplementation.

Six years of ground breaking research with NASA and the Johnson Space Centre has also indicated the potential of AmeriSciences AS10 formula to provide daily protection from low level radiation exposure. The findings, published in the Radiation Research Journal, reveal the potential of this multi-nutrient cocktail to combat the effects of stressors such as radiation, and prolong life in subjects exposed to those stressors.

Space Act Agreement 2005
In 2005, AmeriSciences and NASA and the Johnson Space Centre entered into a Space Act Agreement to develop nutritional supplements for astronauts to meet the needs of long-duration spaceflight as well as conditioning here on Earth. In 2009, the resulting AmeriSciences and NASA formulas were used and tested aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station with positive and exciting results.

Says Carlos Montesinos, AmeriSciences Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs,“The AmeriSciences AS10 product line poses a significant challenge to the current supplement market. Indeed, the strength of the antioxidant and multivitamin formulas have been so significant in testing that it will change the way nutritional supplementation is viewed in both the scientific community and general population.”

What is it?
AmeriSciences AS10 is a powerful antioxidant and anti-ageing liquid beverage, comprising a unique formulation of only 100% fruit and vegetable-derived ingredients, including the new ‘superfruits’ acai, cupuaçu and acerola sustainably sourced from the Brazilian rainforest. AmeriSciences AS10 is also part of a wider range of nutritional supplements including AS10 Life multivitamin; derived from the same joint research with NASA and the JSC for achieving optimum nutrition.

AmeriSciences AS10 product line provides a reassuring ‘safety net’ of vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining optimum health and one of the Government recommended ‘five-a-day’ portions of fruit and vegetables. The range includes an oral solution and tablet food supplements and the price reflects six years of research, with the solution retailing at £120 a month and the multivitamin tablets at £27.

Who is AmeriSciences AS10 for and how is it taken?
AmeriSciences AS10 formula, which comes in a wine-bottle shaped container, is designed for anyone feeling run-down, with hectic lifestyles or susceptible to nutritional deficiencies. Recent case report studies conducted at independent sites have demonstrated positive effects on skin health, including significant reduction in wrinkles, age spots and UVA damage. The solution is taken twice daily in 60ml doses, equivalent to four tablespoons. AS10 life is a combination of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in a tablet form.

An industry leader in its research and self-imposed quality standards, AmeriSciences requires that its supplements maintain a minimum of 95% dissolution rate compared to a 50% estimated market average and 75% USP requirement. Carlos Montesinos adds,“AmeriSciences’ AS10 line is just another way in which AmeriSciences is pushing the technology of the industry forward for the benefit of the consumer.”

Where is it available?
AmeriSciences products are only sold through independent AmeriSciences distributors. The Harley Medical Group is one of the major UK stockist for AmeriSciences AS10 and the further range of nutritional supplementation products developed from joint research with NASA and the Johnson Space Centre. AmeriSciences AS10 is available through the Harley Medical Group online at and at any of their 31 clinics nationwide.

Industry response
Dr Duncan Gould, GP, Men’s Health Expert and consultant pharmaceutical physician, said: “As a doctor, I am excited by the joint research and results on AmeriSciences AS10 with NASA and the Johnson Space Centre. The outcomes to date are insightful and demonstrate a prevention of the negative effects of radiation in mice by improving mortality rates: I look forward to seeing any similar data that may emerge from studies in man. The translation of such data into the human setting may have the potential to impact upon the way oncology patients are treated in the future and
may have a positive impact upon individuals who have been affected by radiation contamination, and are at high risk in the future.”

Says Bernice Berry, Associate Director of Training and Personnel Development, The Harley Medical Group, major distributor of AmeriSciences AS10 in the UK, “Before patients have cosmetic surgery they need to be in peak physical condition – as with any surgical procedure – and the AmeriSciences AS10 products will be invaluable in supporting our patients’ pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery. For our non-surgical patients optimum nutrition is paramount as this is reflected in their outward appearance; glowing skin, strong hair and nails and an energy boost are just some of the benefits seen by our patients following use of these products. Many are particularly excited about the anti-ageing properties of range, which compliments our non-surgical treatment options.

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Over 50 and Fabulous!

At 56 years old Carole Middleton, whose daughter was launched into the media spotlight on 29th April this year, has been quietly making her own mark as an emblem of style, sophistication and beauty for UK women over 50.

Recently pictured arriving at a charity event in London, it was Carole’s legs that were the centre of attention, looking sleek, shapely and picture perfect, Carole Middleton showed women everywhere that over 50 is the new fabulous.

Although she is leading the pack, as the poster woman for over 50’s, Carole Middleton is not the only one showing UK women how it’s done, with Carol Vorderman, 50, winning the 2011 rear of the year award and Helen Mirren, 66, crowned body of the year 2011.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Carole Middleton is emerging as an icon for British women of a similar age – she is definitely leading the trend for women over 50 feeling more attractive and confident than ever before.

“Just like Carole Middleton, lots of women over 50 are inspired to get their legs out and show off their confidence, 15% of non-surgical treatments for legs, across the Group’s 31 clinics are booked by over 50’s. These treatments include Thread Vein Removal, Laser Hair Removal and Aesthera PPX- a leading skin rejuvenation treatment which helps get rid of lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage.

“Surgical treatments such as a Facelift, Eye-Bag Removal, Tummy Tucks and Breast Uplifts, are also popular among women over 50, who want to rejuvenate their bodies. Many of these women opt for surgical options to help them look as confident as they feel.”

Top Treatments Among Women Over 50
Non-Surgical Facelift
Thread Vein Removal for the legs
Stretch marks and Scar Removal 
Face lift

Eye Bag Removal

Breast Uplift
Tummy Tuck

For more information on surgical or non-surgical procedures please visit or call: 0800 085 4984 You can now follow The Harley Medical Group on Facebook at:

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The Harley Medical Group Reveals The Top Treatments This Season For The Christmas Party Preparation

With summer now over and Christmas fast approaching, The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, is seeing an increase in women booking treatments in preparation of the festive party season, with a reported 37% year-on-year rise in bookings of Non-Surgical treatments.

Women are booking rejuvenating treatments across the Group’s 31 clinics nationwide to ensure they are looking and feeling their best in time for the Christmas party. To help women target any problem areas and achieve their desired results, The Harley Medical Group have created Christmas Party Packages; combinations of complementary treatments tailored for rejuvenated glowing skin for the party season.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, comments: “Over Christmas many people are busy buying presents, prepping for visitors and socialising so often beauty regimes fall by the wayside. Many patients come to us looking for treatments which provide longer lasting results than products, and also a little help in organising their beauty regime in the run-up to Christmas.

As a result, we have noticed that people are now opting for more intensive and effective non-surgical treatments such as the PPX laser treatment, Skin Peels, Microdermabrasionand Botox and Fillers. Having these treatments during October and November means that treatments like Botox, which take around 5 weeks to settle, will look best in time for the Christmas and New Year season.”


Reverse the Rays
In need of the perfect winter skin renewal? Begin with a VISIA complexion analysis, to identify sun damaged areas which need attention. The Aesthera PPx, a highly effective and intense pulse light treatment which treats skin that has been damaged by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, dramatically reducing the appearance of brown spots and freckles making the skin look much fresher and younger.

For best results have your treatment one month ahead of your festive event. Treatments prices start from £60 for a single half face treatment.

Package Price: £299 (for a course of five treatments)

Festive Skin Refresh – The Skin Sparkle
End 2011 full of confidence and welcome in the New Year with a fresh, youthful appearance. Botox gives an instant lift by smoothing the skin and dramatically decreasing the ageing effect of fine lines and wrinkles. Combine with Dermal Filler around the naso labial fold (nose to mouth lines) to achieve a flawless, smooth complexion or for an irresistible pout underneath the mistletoe have Filler around the mouth, to create a more pronounced shape. For best results have the treatment 4 weeks ahead of your festive event. Top this off with a Medical Microdermabrasion or a skin peel and add a glow with The Harley Medical Group self-tanning product.

Package Price: £449 (includes 1 x botox, 1 x dermal filler, MMD or Skin Peel and a complementary self-tan product)

Glowing Skin
If you’re after glowing healthy skin, start with a Medical Microdermabrasion which exfoliates the skin, refreshing the top layer improving tone and texture, restoring younger looking skin. Combine this with the Agera Skin Peel which helps get rid of blemishes, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. For best results have the treatment 6 weeks ahead of your festive event.

Package Price: £160 (this includes a complementary Gentle Cleanser worth £26 from the new Harley Medical Group skin care range)

Perfect Hair Free Skin
With all those Christmas parties providing an excuse to wear that little black dress, make sure your legs or underarms are looking their best. Book a Laser IPL treatment which will help to leave your skin feeling smooth and blemish free.

For best results start the course of treatment 6 weeks ahead of your festive event.

Package Price: from £350

For more information on surgical or non-surgical procedures please visit or call: 0800 085 4984

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Dare To Bare – Confidence Is The Number One Reason Irish Women Cite For Having Cosmetic Surgery

The Harley Medical Group can confirm that confidence is the number one reason people cite as the reason for having a surgical procedure. People want to wear and bare but confidence is the key internal emotion that manifests in our behaviour.

Speaking about this Liz Dale, director of The Harley Medical Group said: “We see a large number of clients every day when asked why the client wants to have a procedure done the number one reason cited is confidence.

“When we are not confident/happy about certain elements of our physical features (and women win hands down in this area), we tend to ‘cover up’ with make-up, clothing or we become hermits. When we are happy we let the whole world see!

“However there are lots of myths around cosmetic surgery. 95% of people only have one procedure that they have been thinking about for several years.”

The following are 8 common myths about cosmetic surgery:

MYTH: Having cosmetic surgery is like redecorating your house, once you’ve done one room, you move onto the next i.e. once you’ve had a nose job for example, you’ll have breast enlargement surgery next.

FACT: 95% of patients will only have one procedure that they’ve been thinking about for several years. It’s a confidence thing with many people.

MYTH: Women who have boob jobs want to look like Jordan.

FACT: Most women only go up by one or two cup sizes and the average size is a C cup. Women also now want a more natural look and so opt for a tear-drop shaped breast implant rather than the traditional round high contour.

MYTH: Cosmetic surgery is now so commonplace; most people view it as a beauty treatment and book it in for the next week.

FACT: Research shows that on average patients think about their surgery for two to three years.

MYTH: More men are now having cosmetic surgery than women!

FACT: There’s been a huge growth in men having surgery, but they still only make up 20% of patients, according to The Harley Medical Group.

MYTH: If you’re standing in the supermarket queue, chances are someone in that queue has had cosmetic surgery of some sort.

FACT: Only about 5% of the population has had surgery.*

MYTH: Most people go abroad for surgery because it’s cheaper.

FACT: Many people feel uncomfortable about travelling so far away from home when having a major operation and feel it’s more risky.

MYTH: You’ll only meet sales people when you go to a big cosmetic surgery provider.

FACT: Reputable providers only use medically trained staff. Patients should always meet with a medically trained professional nurse counsellor to discuss their procedure and will always meet their surgeon before the operation.

MYTH: The cosmetic surgery industry will be one of the first things to be hit by a credit crunch as it’s a vanity led industry and not essential.

FACT: Most patients think about and plan for their surgery for many years they’re then unlikely to want to put it off and instead consider it an investment.

The Harley Medical Group is currently reporting a 35% increase in demand for cosmetic surgery, defying the credit crunch.

More Facts About Cosmetic Surgery:
All research and data comes from The Harley Medical Group unless otherwise stated.

The Harley Medical Group’s Top Procedures for Men & Women in 2010

Top Surgical Procedures for Women:
1. Breast Augmentation (costs from €6110)
2. Liposuction (Costs from €3730)
3. Rhinoplasty (costs from €5520- €7040)
4. Abdominoplasty (costs from €7740)

Top Surgical Procedures for Men:
1. Rhinoplasty (costs from €5520- €7040)
2. Liposuction (costs from €3730)
3. Gynaecomastia (costs from €6670))
4. Otoplasty (costs from €3760)

For more information on The Harley Medical Group and the treatments they offer, or to organise a consultation, please call 1850 24 24 42 or visit online

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Laser Treatment For The Removal Of Scarring, Caused By Tattoo Removal, Proves Almost As Popular As Botox

TA-TA-TATTOO: Laser treatment for the removal of scarring, caused by tattoo removal, proves almost as popular as Botox at the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery provider, The Harley Medical Group.

With a high number of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Peter Andre, Megan Fox, Kelly Osbourne and Eva Longoria, recently having tattoos removed, bookings for the removal of tattoo scars have risen by 30% at The Harley Medical Group, making the treatment almost as popular at Botox.*

The removal of tattoo scars is treated using the FDA approved laser treatment, exclusive to The Harley Medical Group, which is proven to reduce the appearance of scarring by up to 75%. With such a significant increase in bookings for tattoo scar removal, the treatment has been dubbed the ‘Ta-Ta- Tattoo’ by staff across the Group’s 31 clinics in the UK and Ireland.

Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says: “The most common reasons for the removal of tattoos, is a new phase in life such as a change in relationship, or a new job, as seen with tattoo removal on celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Eva Longoria. The removal process can often result in scarring, leaving the memory of the tattoo visible and so defeating the point of the removal for the patient.
With a recommended course of four, the treatment uses fractional laser technology to break down scar tissue and generate new healthy tissue. The result permanently reduces the appearance of the scar, by producing smoother, more even skin that is lighter in colour.”

*Year-on-year bookings

1. Wrists
2. Back
3. Ankles
4. Feet
5. Arms

Says Jenny Taylor, patient at The Harley Medical Group: “I had a tattoo when I was younger that I loved, but 20 years later it just wasn’t ‘me’ anymore and I was really keen to get it removed. After having the tattoo removed, I was left with a scar which meant that I still had a mark on my body that I didn’t want. After having laser treatment at The Harley Medical Group, I’m really pleased with the results – the scarring has almost completely disappeared and I can now move on with a new phase in my life, without my tattoo, or any memory of it.”

The fractional laser treatment for the removal of scars, is exclusive to The Harley Medical Group and can also be used to remove stretchmarks.

Scar Removal Treatment cost:
The Harley Medical Group recommends a course of four treatments for the best results
+ £250 for one treatment
+ £950 for a recommended course of four

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Liberate Cosmetic Surgery Aims To Highlight Cosmetic Surgeryindustry Issues

Liberate Cosmetic Surgery hopes to raise awareness of some of the most important issues surrounding health, beauty and confidence within the cosmetic surgery industry through the launch of a series of new initiatives.

In addition to their on-going activity on the subject, such as question and answer sessions, conferences and reports on research, the company are launching some exciting new initiatives online, that it hopes people from all over the UK will take part in.

These include “Cosmetic Surgery Undercover” videos, which highlight the issues cosmetic surgery customers can face; a “Health vs. Beauty Questionnaire”, which aims to discover how the public really feel about cosmetic surgery for women; Video question and answer sessions with top UK surgeons, and spa and beauty themed prize draws.

The ‘Undercover Cosmetic Surgery’ videos will be available on YouTube, and the questionnaire will be available on the Liberate Cosmetic Surgery Facebook page. Visitors to the page who fill in the questionnaire will be in the running for the spa giveaway, closing date 7th November 2011.

Graham Offer of Liberate Cosmetic Surgery said: “Liberate are dedicated to better informing people about the risks and issues surrounding cosmetic surgery. We are delighted to be launching our Cosmetic Surgery Undercover videos to help open the public’s eyes to what’s really going on in the cosmetic surgery industry.

“Through our videos, surveys and social media activity we hope to start discussions and truly reach out to the public.”

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New Atlanta Med Spa Offers $100 Off Laser Hair Removal

Atlanta is being graced by the presence of a new med spa that offers innovative technology in laser hair removal and medical weight loss. This week, Look Young Atlanta is celebrating their Grand Opening in style with a red-carpet event complete with a one time only giveaway.

What type of give away, you ask? Look Young Atlanta will be giving away about 100 coupons worth $100 off any laser hair removal service. This Thursday, October 20, 2011from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the staff at Look Young Atlanta invite you to stop by, check in, and have a blast.

Guests will have the chance to tour the new spa while sipping cocktails and tasting light bites. Musical stylings by DJ Travis will get the party hoppin’, and keep it hoppin’.

The coupons will go towards the purchase of any laser hair removal service or package. Look Young Atlanta offers over 10 different package options for any part of your body, from uni-brows to feet.

Look Young Atlanta uses the best laser in the industry to achieve unbeatable results: the Cutera® CoolGlide. The CoolGlide technology actually cools the skin as it works, resulting in less blistering and damage to your skin. This laser can be used on even the lightest and darkest skin types.

Look Young Atlanta’s on site doctor, Dr. Jim Lingle, has more than 15 years of experience in hair removal, skin care, medical weight loss and anti-aging methods. The professionals at Look Young Atlanta want to make sure clients get exactly what they want with friendly and affordable service.

Owners Jodi Bell and Nathan Woodard-Persily excitedly await the grand opening, saying: “We are extremely pleased to be opening in Midtown and believe we’ll make a great addition to the community.”

For more information, visit or call 404-239-3911 to schedule an appointment.

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The Baby Boom Generation In Ireland Opts For Top Of The Ops In Cosmetic Surgery For 2011

With the average age of new mums now in their early 30s, The Harley Medical Group reports that post-baby surgery accounted for the most popular procedures at its Dublin Clinic in 2011. Post-baby surgery now accounts for 80% of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) operations. The second most popular procedure with mothers is the mastopexy (Breast Uplift), with post-baby surgery accounting for an estimated 70% of all Breast Uplifts.Liposuction is now the second most performed surgical procedure for women, which has moved from third place this time last year with a 12% growth year on year.

Speaking about this trend, Liz Dale, of The Harley Medical Group, said: “The increased birth rate in Ireland over the past few years, coupled with the fact that the mums tend to be older these days (and many have more disposable income) means that once they have had their children, they are keen to get a little help in getting back to pre-baby shape.

“In the region of 80% of all our top three procedures in these areas are for women who cite wanting to get back their figures once they have had their children. Despite the economic climate we still find that people are willing to spend money on themselves and their confidence.”

Findings from patient data and enquiries reveal increase in demand as follows over the past 12 months:

The Harley Medical Group’s Top Procedures for Women in 2011:
1. Breast Augmentation (from €6110)
2. Liposuction (from €3730)
3. Abdominoplasty (from €7740)

For more information on The Harley Medical Group and the treatments they offer, or to organise a consultation, please call 1850 24 24 42 or visit online at

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The Harley Medical Group Reveals The British Profession Most Likely To Have Cosmetic Treatments

British celebrities with various professions, including chef Gordon Ramsay, TV presenter Kay Burley and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, all openly admit to having cosmetic treatments.

Inspired to reveal the professionals most likely to have treatments, The Harley Medical Group has found that it is actually those in the military who are most likely to have cosmetic treatments.

The Group conducted a survey across its 31 clinics in the UK and Ireland which revealed the military made up over 8% of bookings in the last six months, with patients choosing non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers and surgeries such as otoplasty and gynaecomastia.

Top Five Professions Most Likely to Have Cosmetic Surgery
1. Military
2. Teachers
3. Policeman
4. City Workers
5. Hairdressers & Beauticians

Says Lisa Littlehales, Lead Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group: “Often patients who are in very active professions such as the military, opt for treatments as they feel they begin to look older than they feel, as their faces age more obviously than their bodies. Patients in the military profession also comment that playful banter in the mess encourages them to look into surgical options.

“Active celebrities such as Maria Sharapova, Mike Tindall, Jermain Jenas and Shane Warne, have all had cosmetic treatments. This type of patient is a great candidate for surgery, as they take regular exercise, generally eat healthily, don’t drink to excess or smoke and are in excellent health.”

The Harley Medical Group Patient and Army Corporal Danielle Hagget, 23, comments on her reasons behind having otoplasty: “I always hated my ears but after joining the army I began to notice them more, as I always have to wear my hair up, drawing even more attention to my ears. Being in a male oriented environment, there is often playful banter within my unit, although this is always a bit of fun, it also gave me the push I needed to go ahead with surgery and I decided to take the opportunity to save for my procedure while I was in Afghanistan. My surgery has given me a massive confidence boost, which has really helped my career – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.”

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