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Daily Mail mother-of-five reclaims her sex life with Geneveve at Revere

27th Mar, 2018
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At Revere, our work is about more than helping people look good – we aim to make our patients feel fantastic, too. True confidence comes from feeling strong and beautiful on the inside, as well as out, which is why our Geneveve treatment has been making headlines around the world. Nothing makes a woman feel more empowered than enjoying a healthy sex life, and this sensation-restoring, non-invasive vaginal tightening treatment helps women to enjoy sex on a whole new level.

This is something one mother discovered 9 months ago, when she decided to try Geneveve at Revere after giving birth to her fifth child. Feeling less than sensual after the physical trauma of multiple childbirths, Clover Stroud’s libido was flagging and her sex life was stagnating – which was when she decided to call Dr. Sabika Karim, at Revere’s Northwood Clinic.

Writing for the Daily Mail last month, Clover explained how the plumping, rejuvenating effects of Geneveve restored sensation to her sex life – and left her, in her own words, feeling confident enough about her vaginal elasticity to bounce on a trampoline while sneezing!

The treatment, Clover writes, is no more invasive than a smear test and takes just 30 minutes – with the firming, plumping effects of the new collagen growth stimulated by Geneveve increasing over the following few months. She also explains exactly why Geneveve is so much better at restoring sensitivity to your intimate areas – increased collagen leads to increased blood flow, which results in better sensation than simply bulking up the muscles with Kegel exercises.

She also warns that it’s not just childbirth which can lead to a woman experiencing vaginal laxity – smoking, poor diet and natural ageing all lead to a decrease of collagen “down there”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves – and it’s one more reason to stub out the cigarettes this Stoptober!

We always say that Geneveve is a wellbeing treatment rather than an aesthetic one – it’s all about how it makes you feel, and Clover’s story demonstrates this perfectly. Geneveve has given her a new lease of life, which she says makes her a better wife and even mother – all because of one quick, painless treatment.

It was a pleasure to welcome Clover to our clinic, and we’re delighted that she’s so pleased with her results. 9 months later, she’s still feeling the benefits of her treatment. If you’re interested in learning how Geneveve can help you to get the most from your sex life, get in touch with one of the expert doctors at Revere – and we’ll be happy to explain this amazing new treatment to you.

Anti-Ageing for Men: Our Most Discreet Treatments

22nd Mar, 2018
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The trend for male self-care has never been more popular. Twenty years ago, the mere idea of men moisturising would have been cause for derision, but in 2017 the male grooming industry is booming. Male skincare products are flying off the shelves, Instagram is filled with muscle-bound youths drinking healthy green vegetable concoctions and everyone and his dad has a personal trainer. But despite the efforts we might make with face creams and gym routines, there comes a time every man has to look in the mirror and admit something to himself – that he simply doesn’t look as young, strong and fresh as he did in his early twenties.

Whether you’re sick of people telling you that you look tired, you’re working out five times a week and STILL can’t shift those love-handles or you feel too young to look so wrinkled, Revere’s Northwood and Harley Street cosmetic clinics offer discreet solutions for men. These treatments have been specially selected for their subtlety and efficacy, making them ideal for image-conscious males.

CoolSculpting and face fat removal

Often, unwanted excess fat is the first sign of ageing that men notice. Maybe you’ve always been fit and trim, but your washboard stomach now requires an unrealistic amount of upkeep to maintain, or your once chiseled jawline is now marred by a soft swag of excess fat. You may think your only choice is to resign yourself to a life of relentless dieting and gym visits, or else to give up and embrace the flab, but actually, Revere offers a number of effective solutions for this very problem.

With CoolSculpting, London’s most popular FDA-approved fat-loss procedure, you can quite literally freeze unwanted fat away – the frozen, defunct fat cells are expelled from your body over the following weeks and months. This means you’ll achieve your fat loss gradually, but steadily – and no-one will ever know it’s not natural. Or for face fat, try aqualyx injections – these use deoxycholic acid to kill fat cells, and are particularly popular to treat chin and jawline fat. Like CoolSculpting, your results appear gradually, so no-one need ever know you’ve had work.

Smooth away lines and tighten skin with Profhilo  

The vast majority of men would never consider facial fillers – they’re too often associated with the pouty lips and contoured cheekbones of celebrities like Kim Kardashian. But Profhilo is nothing like the dermal fillers celebs use to get porn-star pouts. It’s an injectable made from non-cross linked hyaluronic acid, a moisturising sugar found naturally in the skin. Unlike traditional fillers, which are used for spot treatments, Profhilo is administered to five injection points, allowing it to flow smoothly through the dermis, for even distribution throughout the entire face. This gives it a wonderfully natural finish, and the product subtly smooths, volumises and tightens skin for up to six months. It’s the perfect way to subtly rejuvenate the entire face – and it’s minimally invasive, so all you’ll need is one afternoon out of the office.

Give your skin an extra boost with the HydraFacial

If you’re seeking fresh, rested skin but you’re not ready to face the needle yet, the HydraFacial could be the ideal option. Particularly suited to oily skin (and men tend to have thicker, oilier skin than women), it works by deeply cleansing, purifying, exfoliating and moisturising the skin, imparting an immediate healthy glow as well as long-lasting anti-ageing effects. First, your skin will be gently exfoliated with special HydraPeel tips. Vacuum extraction will then be performed, to deeply cleanse and remove any impurities. Your skin is then hydrated and replenished with a bespoke blend of serums, which will be customised to suit your skin’s individual needs. The HydraFacial is perfect for men who are looking to maintain plump, youthful skin without the use of injectables or more invasive treatments – it’s a walk-in, walk-out treatment which can take as little as half an hour with the HydraFacial Express.

At Revere Clinics, we understand that men may be wary of undergoing aesthetic treatments. Our staff of highly skilled, discreet aesthetic clinicians will put you at ease. Each Revere patient receives a complimentary in-depth consultation, where our doctors will listen to your goals carefully and put together a bespoke treatment plan, designed to meet your unique needs. Get in touch with Revere today, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or book you in for a consultation – our discreet, scientifically-proven aesthetic procedures are sure to have you back to your youthful self in no time.

Ageing “Tells” – And How to Treat Them

18th Mar, 2018
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Most of us pay close attention to slowing facial ageing from a young age – whether by applying special skin creams, paying attention to our vitamin intake or booking a trip to our preferred Harley Street cosmetic clinic for a couple of preventative treatments. But we’re not always so careful with other parts of our bodies, and this can come back to haunt us when we’re older. Many people in their fifties find that, seemingly out of nowhere, their neck wrinkles and sags, sun spots develop on the skin and their hands begin to take on a papery appearance – but what can we do about these ageing “tells”?

From Botox to Aqualyx injections, Revere’s experts have put together this list of tips, tricks and treatments to take care of these telltale signs of ageing.

Reclaim smooth, youthful hands

It’s often said that if you want to figure out how old someone really is, you should look at their hands, not at their face. As collagen production decreases and subcutaneous fat levels decline with age [1], the veins on your hands become more prominent, the skin grows papery and wrinkles develop – which can create a jarring disconnect if you’ve always been careful with the skin on your face.

Fortunately, many of the same treatments which help keep your facial skin plump and young looking can be administered to the hands – and there are a few basic tips you can follow to prevent ageing from worsening, too.

DO: Purchase a hand cream which includes SPF and reapply it regularly.

DON’T:  Forget to wear gloves when cleaning or washing up.

DO: Consider getting dermal fillers to the backs of your hands. At Revere, we offer hyaluronic acid fillers which restore volume, reduce prominent veins and moisturise the hands from the inside out.

DON’T: Bother with Botox to the hands – Botox works by relaxing muscles, stopping them from contracting and forming wrinkles. Ageing in the hands is caused by volume loss and sun damage – so Botox won’t help.

Banish the dreaded “turkey neck”

The neck is another area where ageing can really take its toll. Because the skin on the neck is thinner than on your face, it’s quicker to show lines, wrinkles and volume loss – and we’re often less vigilant about applying skincare products and sunscreen here. It’s easy to think that, because we don’t emote with our neck, it won’t show signs of ageing, but nothing could be further from the truth. Sun exposure, weight loss and weight gain, genetics and collagen loss from ageing all take their toll – so here’s how to counter the dreaded “turkey neck”.

DO: Apply the same products to your neck as you do to your face – every night and every morning, with no exceptions!

DON’T: Forget to reapply sunscreen to the neck – you’ll regret it when you’re older.

DO: Consider Aqualyx injections to rid your neck of unwanted fat. Revere Clinics are Europe’s foremost specialist in this non-invasive, targeted fat-melting treatment. CoolSculpting (with the CoolSculpting Mini applicator) can also rid your neck of unwanted flab and jowls.

DON’T: Forget to remove makeup from the neck just as thoroughly as from your face – we know it can be awkward, but sleeping in makeup will only exacerbate wrinkles.

DO: Consider Revere’s Nefertiti Neck Lift. Through a series of 8 small Botox injections, we can redefine the neck, provide a lift to the area and inhibit the upper platysmal muscle which can be responsible for drawing down the jawline.

DON’T: Sleep on your side. The pressure of your pillow against your delicate skin, night after night, can accelerate ageing.

Fade away dark spots

So-called “liver spots” are one of the most feared signs of ageing, and for good reason. These patches don’t usually show up until you’re well into middle age (although if you’re a sun-worshipper, they may appear sooner) and are the result of excess melanin in the skin, usually because of UV exposure. The fairer you are, the more likely you are to develop them and they tend to multiply with advancing age – which is, perhaps, why they are so associated with the very elderly. It can feel like a milestone when you first spot age spots on your hands – but fortunately, there are a number of effective ways to treat them.

DO: Try a treatment cream which contains a retinoid. Retinoids increase cell turnover, allowing fresh, new cells to emerge – and they also curb the production of melanin, making them great for dark spots [2]. At Revere, we can recommend products from our range of highly effective, prescription-only retinoids.

DON’T: Forget to wear a high SPF sun cream when you’re out and about, no matter how cloudy or overcast it may seem. Avoid tanning beds, and cover up if you’re planning on sitting out in the sun.

DO: Correct dark spots with Revere’s Pico lasers. We’re the first clinic in the UK to adopt these revolutionary lasers, which are quicker, safer and more gentle in treating dark spots than any other – find out more here.

DON’T: Use hydroquinone cream to treat dark spots at home. It might work, but it could also cause something called rebound pigmentation, in which immunity to the product develops and it starts to increase, rather than decrease, melanin production [3].

While it’s great to pay special care to the skin of your face, don’t neglect these areas of the body if you wish to preserve a youthful appearance. Aesthetic treatments, topical products and a few lifestyle changes can go a long way in keeping you looking younger for longer – even in the places you might not have thought about! Get in touch with one of Revere’s expert team to find out how we can fix your ageing tells, today.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941545/

[2] http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/retinoids-for-aging-skin#1

[3] http://silhouette.ca/blog/hydroquinone-and-rebound-hyperpigmentation/

 

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