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Let’s talk about… Marginal Gains in tweakments

The marginal gains theory – in tweakments. Having a series of small procedures can add up to big overall improvements in your face, says Alice Hart-Davis

 

 

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Today I’m talking about marginal gains in tweakments. Marginal gains? Well, what I mean is that a lot of the time,  people ask, ‘How much difference will this one procedure that I want to try really make?’

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5 common misconceptions about anti-wrinkle injections

Five of the most common myths about anti-wrinkle injections and Botox, along with why they’re false claims.

It’s easy to understand why people are nervous about getting anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox. After all, botulinum toxin Type A, to give it its proper name, is derived from a nerve poison; and yes, if it is badly done, it can look awful. But there’s a lot of information out there about Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections that ISN’T true. Here are five myths, busted.  

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Alice Meets: Sharon Bennett

Jawline junkies & why youngsters wear their fillers with pride, Alice Hart-Davis meets Sharon Bennett, chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses

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Sharon Bennett is one of the expert’s experts in the tweakments arena, the sort who teaches  masterclasses in advanced aesthetics around the world as well as running her own busy and award-winning clinic in Harrogate. She is the chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and has been honing her skills in aesthetics for 30 years. When the first hyaluronic acid fillers appeared in the UK market in 1996, it was Sharon who brought them here. 

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5 questions to ask before getting Botox

Questions to ask before having Botox or anti-wrinkle relaxing injections about results and recovery time.

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If you’re considering getting Botox or other anti-wrinkle injections for the first time then you’re probably a little bit nervous about what the results may look like. You will have a consultation with your practitioner before he or she prescribes Botox and sets about your face with a needle, Continue reading “5 questions to ask before getting Botox”

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For safety’s sake – sign this petition

We get messages all the time about tweakments gone disastrously wrong. Read our blog and join Alice Hart-Davis in the fight for increased patient safety.

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I’ve talked about the terrible lack of regulation in the aesthetics industry before, and I have talked about why this is a problem. There is no law to stop you, me or your next-door neighbour getting hold of some fillers, picking up some needles, and just having a go at injecting other people’s faces, and that is an absolute scandal. Continue reading “For safety’s sake – sign this petition”

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What is a Skin Peel?

What is a skin peel and how is it performed? What are the results of a skin peel?

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Skin peels sound drastic, but they are now a much gentler kind of treatment than they used to be. A skin peel or chemical peel is a deep exfoliation which is done using ingredients such as glycolic acid or lactic acid (rather than, say, a Continue reading “What is a Skin Peel?”

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Tweak of the Week – see tweakments in action!

Coming soon – Tweak of the Week! An insider’s look at what goes on behind closed doors in tweakment clinics up and down the country.

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I’m really excited to announce the upcoming launch of my new video series, Tweak of the Week. As you know, part of our mission at The Tweakments Guide is to make sure that you know as much as possible about all the tweakments out there before making any decisions about moving towards treatment. But all the information in the world can’t substitute for the experience of being in a clinic and watching a procedure being done – and that’s where Tweak of the Week comes in.

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TTG x Healthista – Ultherapy, with Dr Tracy Mountford

Alice Hart-Davis talks Ultherapy high intensity focused ultrasound treatment or HIFU with Dr Tracy Mountford of the Cosmetic Skin Clinic for Healthista.com

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What can you do for skin that is starting to sag, without opting for invasive treatment or surgery? I talked to Dr Tracy Mountford about Ultherapy, and what this tweakment can offer, for Healthista.com. 

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Can Profhilo injections soften neck wrinkles?

Can Profhilo injections soften neck wrinkles?

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Softening neck wrinkles from the inside out sounds like science fiction, but that’s what I’ve had done here, with the latest ‘moisture jab’ injections. There’s hasn’t been much that you can do for a crepey neck – apart from

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Why you want to be a plum (not a prune)

Why you want to be a plum (not a prune)

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When your face is young it is like a lovely full plum; the skin cells are strong with plenty of collagen, the fat pads fill out your skin, and everything looks fresh and natural.  As you get older, the skin wrinkles, the fat pads shrink, the bone Continue reading “Why you want to be a plum (not a prune)”