While pregnancy itself is a wonderful and life-changing experience, most mums-to-be dread waking up to find their skin covered with red or purple lines. These days, magazines remind us daily of how quickly celebrities snap back into shape after pregnancy, and prove it with glossy photos of flawless skin.
Most women will be at risk of [...]
There are many reasons for getting a tattoo, although there are just as many for then getting rid of it! If you have an unwanted tattoo, you may be considering laser tattoo removal. But what is your reason for wanting to erase that ink?
• It reminds you of a broken relationship. Loads of people decide to [...]
Active acne occurs when the pores or hair follicles of the skin become blocked and clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. Bacteria can them proliferate in this environment, resulting in inflammation and infection, which basically means red, sore and pus-filled spots.
It can be a distressing condition to live with, but it can also leave [...]
After the novel idea of using high pitched sounds only audible to the under twenty-fives in order to prevent them from collecting in groups in certain areas, comes the idea of using teenagers’ propensity to develop acne to discourage them from frequenting certain places.
Cardiff Council is said to be considering replacing the public lighting in [...]
It is thought that almost half of all women (40%) grow facial hair to some extent, and a survey from last year suggests that the appearance of such hair is far from welcome.
Nearly a third of those women questioned about their facial hair said that it had been the cause of clinical depression, 40% thought [...]
Uneven pigmentation of the skin can take various forms and appear for different reasons. Pigmented birthmarks such as café au lait spots appear when an abnormal concentration of pigments develops in a localised area of skin, and are generally present from birth.
Age can also cause uneven areas of pigmentation to develop. Exposure to the sun [...]
Seventy-eight year-old comedian Joan Rivers has changed her mind about getting a tattoo as the very last minute. She decided to have a bee tattooed onto her behind, but once the procedure had just begun, she called a halt and left with just a spot of ink (anyone remember Phoebe in Friends?).
She jokingly said afterwards [...]
A port wine stain is a type of birthmark, present from birth or shortly afterwards, that occurs when the tiny blood vessels in the skin known as capillaries develop abnormally. As its name suggests, a port-wine stain tends to be red or purple in colour. These birthmarks can appear anywhere, although it is common to [...]
It’s probably safe to say that if you decide to have a tattoo done, you will want a talented expert at the other end of that needle! Tattoo regret can be caused by many factors, but one major reason is surely disappointment with the final result. So, you would think it would be rather risky [...]
Excessive and unprotected exposure to the sun can cause various unwanted signs of ageing: fine lines, rosacea, thread veins, age or liver spots… These can add years to our appearance, making us look much older than our years.
In these cases, IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, can offer a non-invasive form of treatment that addresses your [...]