Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas and New Year Bookings

Cheshire Skin Clinic is taking bookings until 22nd December and re-open between Christmas and New Year - however, please give us as much notice as possible so we can accommodate your preferred day/time as we are getting busy. There are still some products left in our December sale, and vouchers are flying out so don't hesitate to give us a ring or an email to enquire. We wish you all a very happy festive period x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Top Ten - Cheshire Skin Clinic Style

Skin Deep – December 2014
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Christmas Top Ten’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘New Year Skin Resolutions’.


10 – hydrate your skin with cosmeceutical moisturisers. 9 – use specially designed products for the eye area, the skin here is different and requires TLC. 8 – don’t neglect your neck and decollate, these areas often give away our true age, regardless of how fastidiously you look after your face. 7 – equally important, dot neglect your hands, why spend money on getting your nails perfected if the skin on the area looks old and sun damaged. 6 – tired of dull, puffy eyes, treat yourself to a non-surgical, pain free, radio frequency lift…looks amazing, even if you don’t feel tip-top. 5 – get rid of unwanted hair, smooth skin is beautiful skin. 4 – age-spots and redness can lead to us ‘over-doing’ the make-up, if you want to wear less ‘cover-up’, banish these nasties for good with a laser treatment or chemical peel. 3 – muscular injuries can make us feel grumpy and lethargic…rectify them with a sports therapy treatment and keep the ‘bah humbug’ feeling at bay. 2 – stretch marks and scars can mean that you may want to cover-up and not bear all during the festive period….good news, there are non-surgical treatments for these too, hurray! Christmas number 1 – to maximise any treatment or regime you may have, invest in an anti-ageing kit, utilising a cleanser, moisturiser, serum, SPF and rejuvenator to look fantabulous throughout Christmas, the New Year and all of 2015.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

'Relief for Sporting Injuries' - South Warrington News

Read our latest article, p16 http://www.southwarringtonnews.com/ and see our advert on p2...

Skin Deep – November 2014
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Sporting Injuries, Muscular Strains and Body Toning’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Christmas Top Ten’.


Sporting injuries and muscular strains can be more than just uncomfortable, they can be a real hindrance to daily mobility and can prevent us doing exercise for prolonged periods of time. The longer we leave them, the more irritating, and serious, the offending area can become. A great way of rectifying movement/mobility in the area is to use non-invasive Radio-Frequency as a method of alleviating the discomfort and this can be done in sessions as short as 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the affected area) at a local clinic. Common areas for injury treatments are the neck, shoulders, other joints and lower back.
In addition to this fantastic treatment, the same technology can also be used on the face, neck and chest for impressive non-surgical lifts. It can also be employed on the abdomen, upper arms and buttocks/thighs for body toning. The latter can be used in conjunction with a professional vibration plate to get exceptional results and visible contouring/inch loss.
It is certainly amazing, that such a simple technology can be used to achieve such different results all over the face and body, why not look into how it could help you achieve your goals today.


Friday, 7 November 2014

**November Sale**

Agera and ArtDeco products, last alert for sale...new stock in Jan' will be full price, limited availability on Minikits etc x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sports Injuries, Muscular Strains and Body Toning - Radio-Frequency can Do It All!

Skin Deep – November 2014
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Sporting Injuries, Muscular Strains and Body Toning’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Christmas Top Ten’.


Sporting injuries and muscular strains can be more than just uncomfortable, they can be a real hindrance to daily mobility and can prevent us doing exercise for prolonged periods of time. The longer we leave them, the more irritating, and serious, the offending area can become. A great way of rectifying movement/mobility in the area is to use non-invasive Radio-Frequency as a method of alleviating the discomfort and this can be done in sessions as short as 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the affected area) at a local clinic. Common areas for injury treatments are the neck, shoulders, other joints and lower back.
In addition to this fantastic treatment, the same technology can also be used on the face, neck and chest for impressive non-surgical lifts. It can also be employed on the abdomen, upper arms and buttocks/thighs for body toning. The latter can be used in conjunction with a professional vibration plate to get exceptional results and visible contouring/inch loss.
It is certainly amazing, that such a simple technology can be used to achieve such different results all over the face and body, why not look into how it could help you achieve your goals today.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

**October Flash Sale - 2 days left**

This is the last chance to take advantage of the multi-offer discount on treatments. The offer ends tomorrow at 5pm. An additional 10% discount is applicable to all treatments, even if you have been before and qualified for a loyalty discount, this offer hasn't been granted before and can mean a total saving of over 50% from the list price.
PLUS - ArtDeco Make-Up: spend over £50 on a treatment and get 20% off any product, spend over £100 and 'buy 1 get 1 free' - this is a limited offer with unprecedented savings from the elite make-up brand used on Emmerdale, Corrie, Soap Awards and more. If you don't need/want a treatment but would love some make-up there is also a 'buy one product, get an eye-shadow free' or '3 for 2' on our 2 select ranges (all products qualify) - great for early Christmas prezzie shopping or just a (Halloween) treat :) x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

**What is the appeal of a chemical peel**

Well, there are many appeals as it happens...fresher skin, brighter, more nourished, rejuvenated appearance, the list goes on. Peels don't have to be aggressive or have any associated downtime. For the majority of people, a mild peel is sufficient to really give a boost and create a virtually flawless complexion. Of course, there are stronger peels available, ideal as an alternative to laser resurfacing and with no risk of scarring - any peel that you select should be tailor-made to treat your own skin imperfections, no matter how minimal or extensive they may be. In order to really get the most from our blogs and monthly articles in the local newspaper (link below) please respond directly to this blog, or email me directly and I'll be happy to reply to individual requests for information and advice. The most popular questions will then be compiled in an anonymous FAQ section for ease of reference. Happy reading everyone...

 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b (p16)

Friday, 17 October 2014

***Cheshire Skin Clinic - Tone-Up for Autumn - lose inches, literally!***

Well, well well, the Vibrostation and Radio-Frequency combo' treatment is proving to be a hit...speaking from personal experience I have lost over 2 inches from my waist already and feel fab'. This combo' treatment really does wonders, as long as done in conjunction with a healthy diet and sensible exercise, you can literally transform your body shape. The system itself is currently available to purchase via www.cheshireskinclinic.com and is on special offer. If you are interested in an early Christmas present (i.e. your stepping stone to a fantastic physique) please email me and arrange to come and have a look at the machine in person, chat through the exercise settings and give it a go.
angie@cheshireskinclinic.com 01925 263660

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Cheshire Skin Clinic - Latest Newspaper Article

Check out our latest advert on p5 and our latest article on looking great WITHOUT surgery p16 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b

**Vibrate your way to a Great new Shape**

Cheshire Skin Clinic now has the latest VibroStation Technology. As a special intro' offer, anyone who has attended the clinic before can have a free session when booking one session at 50% off, hence 2 sessions at 1/4 of the list price, bargain! That is 2 FULL sessions for only £5...limited time only. Wobble those wobbly bits away...as an added incentive to anyone doing the 'Go Sober for October', it's a great way to burn calories and stay out of the pub :) email today angie@chechireskinclinic.com

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

**Perfect Peels** - How to target sun damage, pigment and lots more

Skin Deep – October 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Peels and Pigment’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Sporting Injuries, Muscular Sprains and Body Toning’.


The mention of a ‘chemical peel’ often instils fear into people, mainly due to many ‘sensationalist TV programs’ that only show extreme cases with very aggressive peels. The vast majority of peels are mild and can be done with little/no downtime.
Let’s face it, all products contain chemicals and the majority of them contain acids, but in a safe (low) percentage, hence there is no reason to misinterpret a peel as being ‘harmful’.
Peels can be exceptionally effective for rejuvenating tired/dull skin, getting rid of fine lines, unwanted pigmentation and sun damage, plus reducing scarring, acne, skin tags and a vast range of other dermatological conditions that are almost impossible to get treatments for on the NHS. In addition, they can be a great alternative to laser if someone is unsuitable for this treatment, or, conversely, they can enhance laser treatments if used in conjunction at appropriate time lapses.
Any professional clinic will start off at a ‘capped level’ to avoid skin damage and fully prepare the skin for any increase in strength that may be desired in the future. Common acid peels include Salicylic, Citric, Lactic, Malic and Azaelaic, plus combinations of these to multi-target areas. A professional skin clinic will also have the expertise to mix and formulate a peel specifically for an individual.
Depending on your individual goals it is possible to freshen the skin, clear congested skin and open pores. You may also want to eradicate fine lines/furrows and reduce the appearance of rosacea, hyperpigment and keratosis pilaris (rough/bumpy skin, looks as though covered in ‘goose pimples’).
The best results can be observed when combining treatments onto the neck and decollate at intervals, hence giving an even improvement. The use of products that repel water, but attract oils (lipophiles) also gives long-term anti-bacterial protection. So, for something that you can have in your lunch-break, why not treat your skin to the three beauty ‘Rs’: Radiance, Rejuvenation and (really) Ravishing.






Tuesday, 23 September 2014

**Look your best, WITHOUT surgery** PLUS **Permanent Make-Up Special Offer**

Check out the latest Cheshire Skin Clinic news article in the South Warrington News http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b advert p5, article p16 - any questions that you have, please email angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or ring me on 01925 263660.

Plus this month we have a *special offer* on permanent make-up - £50 off PER PERSON when you come with 1 or more friends - brows, eye-liner, lips...for more details on this AMAZING offer, contact me asap to get you one of the last available appointments with our resident expert Louise Fury. This offer is not to be missed.

I look forward to hearing from you soon xxx
The Science of Beauty

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

**Body Sculpting and Non-Surgical Face Lifts**

Skin Deep – September 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Body Sculpting and Non-Surgical Face Lifts’.  Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Peels and Pigment’.


With the (rare) nice weather that we have been having recently, many people are spurred into action to evaluate their personal look and take some time to try and improve on their fitness levels and physical appearance…the end goal being that it makes us look, and feel, better. Eating more healthily and doing exercise are the two best ways of kick-starting this regime.
However, sometimes we can all benefit from a little ‘helping hand’. Surgery is drastic and really is a last resort as there is literally ‘no going back’, hence non-surgical treatments are a perfect way of maximising the results that you can achieve with your own exercise and diet programs.
Radio-frequency is a pain free way of achieving great results and truly looking your best. It is fast, involves no needles and can be done on a lunch break. By using different customised treatment settings you can target cellulite, stretch marks and uneven skin on the body. This gives the effect of lifting and toning. By altering the treatment settings and parameters it is also possible to target areas on the face. The most common are ‘puffy/droopy’ eyes, upper neck, forehead and chest.

So if you feel like complimenting (and complementing) the good work that you’ve already started, then why not treat yourself to a little boost and look like yourself, not on a good day, but on a GREAT day.

Monday, 18 August 2014

*South Warrington News Online* - Dr Angie Winnington-Sharp's latest articles

It's that time again, time to check out this month's article online http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b p5 and the new ad' on p9. Please don't be confused by the new business that has opened up with the same name as my long standing article 'Skin Deep'. Cheshire Skin Clinic has been established for over 7 years and has a client base of over 800 - any questions, lease feel free to contact Dr Angie Winnington-Sharp at angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or ring the clinic directly to pose your queries www.cheshirskinclinic.com

Thursday, 14 August 2014

*Top FAQ's for 2014*

Skin Deep – August 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Frequently Asked Questions for 2014’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Body Sculpting and Non-Surgical Face Lifts’.


Most questions about non-invasive treatments involve the question ‘how does it work’, so, here are some answers to the most common questions:
  • How does hair removal work? Using laser or pulsed light, the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle absorbs the light and heats up the base of the follicle leaving it unable to grow again. Hair has different phases of growth and only those in the correct phase are effectively ‘killed’ hence a course of treatments is required in order to clear the area and leave it hair free.
  • Can you effectively treat active acne with light? Yes! This treatment requires a different wavelength (colour) of light as the target in this case is the bacteria (and in some cases, the redness in the area). It is a similar process, completely non-invasive and can be done on the body as well as the face.
  • Is it possible to remove small red veins from around the nose and cheeks? Again, the answer is yes. In this instance we target the haemoglobin within the capillaries, thread veins, cherry spots and/or rosacea and break down the vessel(s). The redness gradually fades as the bodies lymphatic system naturally breaks down and removes the visible heightened colour, thus leaving the area looking rejuvenated and giving an even skin tone,

If you would like to ask any questions, please email me and I will be happy to answer them for you. Great looking skin really does make you feel fantastic. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

**Skin Damage/Acne/Online Article Link**

South Warrington News - Skin Deep July Article. Free Newspaper and Online NOW http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b the article is p5, new advert p11 - enjoy x

Friday, 11 July 2014

**The Good Skin Guide to Treating Acne**

Skin Deep – July 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘The Good Skin Guide to Combating Acne’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Frequently Asked Questions for 2014’.


One of the main misconceptions about acne is that it is limited to people with oily or unclean skin, this just isn’t true. A key driving force behind acne production is the skin trying to protect itself when the outer barrier is damaged. It does this by inflaming the area and producing excess sebum (this is an oil but may be produced in an area that is otherwise normal or even dry), which provides ideal conditions for bacteria to grow, thus causing infection and resulting in acne.
Acne on the body tends to have a different environment to that on the face due to clothing, detergents, heat etc hence it is treated slightly differently. Another misconception is that excessive cleaning and scrubbing an area will improve it. It can actually do the opposite due to the physical abrasion causing more damage to the skin barrier, leading to a persistent cycle of the problem. The most important thing to do initially is to remove the bacteria, this can be done with a targeted laser or peel system in a clinical environment.
After this, it is then important to cleanse the skin in a home environment, preserving the natural oils that keep the skin barrier healthy, provide adequate hydration, clean pores and smooth the texture to prevent a re-occurrence.
Another similar, and very common, condition is characterised by small bumps on the upper arms or thighs, this is called keratosis pilaris and can be treated in a similar way to acne. This is also true for some forms of rosacea, blocked pores, black heads and various other dermatological conditions. Your skin specialist will be able to advise on each.





































Thursday, 5 June 2014

Staying safe in the sun - how to select the right *SPF*

Skin Deep – June 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Staying safe in the sun, which SPF is right for you’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘The Good Skin Guide to Combating Acne’.


Recently the media has started reporting more and more on the dangers of sun beds and excessive tanning due to the increased risk of developing skin cancer. However, it is still confusing to people when selecting a good Sun Protection Factor (SPF) as there are so many brands on the market, with varying degrees of protection.
UVA tends to be associated with Ageing and being carcinogenic, whereas UVB is linked directly to Burning (and also has links to pre-cancerous cell changes). For the best protection against ageing and skin damage it is essential that UVA and UVB are shielded against and the product is reapplied every few hours as even natural perspiration can remove it. (No products in the UK are considered ‘water proof’, merely water resistant).
UV-reflective ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may be controversial in high concentrations as they have the ability to attract free radicals, which in turn can sensitise and age the skin. In order to prevent this from occurring, select a product containing anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories, your skin specialist will be able to assist with this. Remember to apply 20-30 minutes before going outside as it takes the product this long to correctly bind to the skin, having healthy skin means you actually get better protection! And finally, remember the neck, chest, ears and hands…..not just the face, these other areas can be the most significant signs of our true age!























Thursday, 15 May 2014

**Removal of Unwanted Pigmentation**

Skin Deep – May 2014

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Removal of Unwanted Pigmentation and Age Spots’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Staying safe in the sun, which SPF is right for you’.


Unwanted pigmentation and age spots are some of the most visibly ageing signs on the skin. In particular, the neck, decollate and hands can give away our age, no matter how much care and attention has been spent on our face. Most people forget to apply SPFs to these three areas so how can we reverse the damage caused.
To achieve the best results, typically a clinic treatment should be accompanied by pre- and post-care home use products as this will speed up the response and maximise the results. The pigmentation is caused by a combination of melanin forming cells ‘behaving badly’ and an inflammation in the skin via a compromised skin barrier. If we actively target the inflammation and repair the neglected skin barrier, then the effects of the damage can be reversed.
A combination of treatments can be tailored to the individual’s needs and typically tend to incorporate light with a specific peel system. The latter will maximise cell turnover with minimal irritation and peeling, thus providing long term results with virtually no downtime. Hyperpigmentation is the main sign of ageing on the decollate, whilst the neck tends to require additional tightening, toning and firming as well as wrinkle reduction.
By using clinically proven inhibitors that stop tyrosinase (an enzyme responsible for melanin/pigment production) from reaching the required pathways that lead to the formation in irregular pigment, the effects can truly be undone. Botanically based products that don’t contain hydroquinone (which has to be prescribed in the UK) are the most effective and are none irritating.
Most professional brands come in a range of strengths that can be used on a vast array of skin types. A combination of intensive nourishment, barrier repair and light diffusing particles to give an overall rejuvenation effect is the most common. There is a skin condition called poikiloderma of civatte, which can also be caused by sun damage in earlier years. It tends to look like red/brown pigment spots in exposed areas, this can also be successfully treated with simple light treatments and products.

Some experts have suggested that the skin on the neck can age up to 7 times faster than that on our face, so it requires a different treatment regime with more focus on elastin and collagen. Hence always highlight to your practitioner which areas are your primary concerns and exactly what goals you would like to achieve.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

***Client's beware of laser scam - please read and share***

It has been brought to my attention today that there are several 'laser clinic groups' posting other people's blogs (mine being one of them) and posting them as their own. This is a scam and people who have given card details (as a secure deposit to reserve a slot) to these 'supposedly large high street chains' are being charged for absolutely nothing at all. Please, would all of you who read this, share it. I have spoken to one company in Hertfordshire and one in London today, both using my details. Absolutely unbelievable. Do not trust these guys, ask questions. The flashy websites with an 0800 number aren't necessarily 'honest'. x

Dr Angie Winnington-Sharp
angie@cheshireskinclinic.com
01925 263660
07967 481594

Thursday, 17 April 2014

**Double Article** 'Body Sculpting'


Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Non-Invasive Treatments for Body Sculpting’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Reducing excess pigment in the skin’.


There are many new ‘techniques’ available currently to reduce fat and cellulite but a large number are invasive and actually quite destructive to the surrounding skin tissue (hence they can cause thread veins and other superficial damage).
Non-invasive radio-frequency (RF) has recently been publicised in the medical journal ‘Lasers Surgical Medical’ (Feb’2014) as offering an equivalent alternative to surgery, without involving the necessity for a medical procedure. One truly amazing fact is that, after puberty, we do not generate fat cells (although excessive weight gain and procedures such as liposuction can augment this) so each fat cell just gets bigger. Hence, if you reduce the percentage of body fat, any lost fat cells, can’t come back, fantastic!
So, the positive point is, if you remove the fat, it won’t come back if you are diligent enough to keep it off. One great way of doing this is to have a non-invasive RF treatment, which naturally breaks down excess lipids beneath the skin and smoothes the appearance by reducing the number of superficial fat (adipose) cells. This leaves you with a sleek, toned exterior (and a bag full of extra confidence).
We all know the best way to lose weight is eat less and exercise more, but if you need a little extra help, RF is the perfect answer to help you trim your weight in a much shorter period of time, without the use of chemicals, medicine or surgery. 


This month we’re focussing on body sculpting, to complete our eyes, face and body – season in time for the summer. Even if it’s not our fashion of choice, the option to wear a summer skirt, shorts and swimwear is made more enjoyable by knowing that we’ll look our best and not have to worry about any little ‘problem areas’ that we feel desperate to cover-up. The most common areas of concern on the legs and bikini are thread veins, unwanted/in-growing hair and cellulite/dimply skin. The other common ‘problem area’ tends to be the abdomen, where the focus is generally on stretch marks and uneven skin tone. All of these things can make us feel self-conscious about swapping from our spring to summer wardrobes, but needn’t be an issue. Clearly we know all about getting enough exercise and a good diet, both of which are essential, but often they are not enough for that last confidence boost. Even when we successfully lose weight, some skin can remain a little ‘slack’ and hence can benefit from some additional tining and tightening to give a ‘sculpted’ appearance.
Laser and pulsed light are ideal for redness, collagen boosting (to plump up fine lines and dimples) and of course, hair removal. Radio-frequency and light combined can diminish cellulite and smooth out stretch marks. A wide variety of different strength peels can then be used to really complete a treatment, leaving a smooth/sleek and super toned appearance.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

**Skin Toning** - all you need to know

Check out our latest article online at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b p5 as always - plus it's a great read 'South Warrington News' x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

**Tone and Tighten your Skin**


Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘How to Tone and Tighten your Skin’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘Non-Invasive Treatments for Body Sculpting’.

Last month we focussed on how to look after our eyes and make them a feature, what could be better than pairing this with flawless, beautifully toned and taught skin on our face, neck and decollate. By carefully combining natural botanical extracts, emollients (that soften and soothe the skin) and humectants (that help retain moisture) it is possible to strengthen the skin’s barrier from the stratum corneum (top layer) down through the dermis. By further blending antioxidants, which are powerful anti-ageing molecules, the result is increased elasticity, firmness and a lifted appearance.
This type of firming and protective product was initially formulated for post-treatment care following laser or peel treatments, but the high demand has ensured that home-use products are now available from specialist skin clinics to maximise the effectiveness of any treatments and minimise the number required. This means that commonly, even after just a couple of treatments with a specialist, you can now continue to improve the appearance of your skin in the comfort of your own home. Many work most intensively if left on over-night and then simply rinsed off in the morning.
Ingredients like white willow bark act as an antimicrobial, shea butter can calm inflamed skin and avocado will naturally soothe. If a treatment has been performed that penetrates below the reticular layer (deep dermis) then a formulated barrier cream may also be advised to fortify any vulnerable areas. Key areas to remember are to select a product that stimulates the skin’s function, strengthens the natural barrier, increases elasticity and firmness and reduces inflammation.
Next month we will be looking at body sculpting, so we will have covered eyes, face and body – fantastic! Bring on the summer.



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Skin Deep - **Beautiful Eyes, let them do the talking**

Wow, my daffodils are coming out as there are actually sunny spots in the garden :) perfect weather to make your eyes twinkle, look fantabulous and find out how on p5 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=3a38be36-0b4e-4e25-b9f0-9dd97713dd8b (note the new link). The clinic is closed 6th-10th March, so why not book in before? :) x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

**Let your Eyes do the Talking**

Skin Deep – February 2014
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘How to make your Eyes your Best Feature’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘How to Tone and Tighten your Skin’.


The skin around the eyes is delicate and thinner than other areas of the face, hence it needs specific care to look and feel great. Healthy skin with no dark circles or fine lines can highlight the eyes and make them really shine, and even twinkle! Because the skin is thinner in this area though, it tends to make dark circles, fine lines and blood vessels more apparent and this can really age a person’s face. Some creams can irritate the eyes, making them water and redden. This can also give a premature ageing effect.

The best clinical treatments for this delicate area use radio-frequency (RF) as this can be applied close to the orbital bone (unlike pulsed light treatments) and can really lift and tighten the area above and below the eye. Post-treatment products which are designed to strengthen and fortify the skin’s barrier can prolong the effects of RF and maximise the visible results. The best products absorb into the area giving a smoothing and lifting sensation, which is great under make-up and prevents it ‘sitting in the creases’ of the skin which can draw someone’s eye to the area and make even the most expensive make-up, look powdery and unskilfully applied. The best products on the market have been dermatologically proven to reduce the appearance of periocular (eye area) wrinkles by up to 50%. The products tend to contain botanical extracts that protect the keratin in the skin, clean pores and inhibit inflammation. They will nourish the skin with natural emollients and have a decreased essential oil content to prevent irritation. These fantastic new products simultaneously reduce any visible ‘puffiness’, so what are you waiting for, wake up and look fabulous tomorrow.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

**Last Minute - End of January Bookings**

Hi people, due to a few rearranged appointments and meetings I have a few limited places left Weds-Friday this week only. If you would like to book one of these slots and receive a 'one-off' 20% discount from list prices please email me at angie@cheshireskinclinic.com today! I also have a 'super-high energy' system in the clinic Thursday-Monday. Great for port wine stains and larger vein treatments - enquire today!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

**Cheshire Skin Clinic** January Article South Warrington News Online

See our latest article in the South Warrington News, p5 **Nourishment for your Skin**  http://www.mpldigital.com/south-warrington-news/newspaper

Thursday, 9 January 2014

**Essential Skin Nutrition** - All you Need to Know about Vitamins


Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Essential Skin Nutrition’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month – ‘How to make your Eyes your Best Feature’.

All skin cells require the correct nutrition to function properly and remain healthy and youthful. Just as we attempt to eat healthily for our physical wellbeing, it is essential to provide nutrients via topical application to nourish our skin. The skin contains cell receptors which are specific for each essential nutrient, for maximum benefit, all of the receptors must be provided for. The main nutrients we require are; Vitamin A for normal cell growth and collagen synthesis, this gives us better texture, firmness and a more youthful appearance. Vitamin B is essential for an improved barrier function and keratin formation, resulting in a natural protection from the sun/UV. Vitamin C’s role is to protect cell membranes from oxidation, which leads to photo-protective properties and hence skin brightening and a reduction in visible ageing. Vitamin D stimulates the epidermal cell turnover. This is what we require for good hydration and texture. It also, vitally, improves cell immunity and natural anti-inflammatory activity which can help prevent skin cancer. Vitamin is a good ‘oil-soluble’ ‘all-rounder’. It is an antioxidant, prevents free radical damage, gives photo-protection, protects cell structure, enhances our natural barrier function and improves the appearance of any damaged, rough/dry skin.

So, next time you visit your skin specialist be candid about the areas of your skin that you would like to improve and disclose any problem areas that you perceive, no matter how small they may seem. Professional skin clinics will stock a selected range of cosmeceuticals (cosmetic/pharmaceutical grade products) that are formulated to renew, defend and protect the skin. You do not necessarily need high concentrations of specific key ingredients to give the best outcome, most recommended products will have a balance that is closely matched to the proportion of each ingredient required within a healthy cell to function correctly. These products will also encourage you not to ‘over-exfoliate’ your skin. This is a common misconception, which can actually be damaging. With the correct balance of vitamins your skin will be able to naturally shed old skin cells and produce new cells to fortify your skin barrier and control excess oils/sebum without the need to use physical abrasion on the area.

Monday, 6 January 2014

**New Year - New You** Last Minute Appointments for this week available Mon-Thurs

Hi all, Happy New Year. Just letting you know that we have some last minute availability this week Monday-Thursday before the advance bookings really 'kick-in' from Friday 10th onwards. If you would like to book an appointment or consultation for laser hair removal, thread veins, skin rejuvenation, non-surgical face lifts, peels, body toning and a plethora of other things, please email angie@cheshireskinclinic.com, use the contact form on the website www.cheshireskinclinic.com or give me a ring on 01925 263660/07967 481594. Limited availability, especially in the evenings. See you soon xxx