Prominent or protruding ears are thought to affect around 2% of the UK population, and can cause real misery, especially in childhood, when name calling and bullying tend to be more common. But in today’s image-obsessed “selfie society”, even adults can suffer from low self-confidence/self-esteem, if they have what are unkindly described as “bat” or “jug” ears. Previously, the only way to address the problem was with an invasive operation called an otoplasty. However, this requires a general anaesthetic, surgical incisions (which ...Read more
Varicose, thread and spider veins are a common problem that many people feel very self-conscious about. But they don’t just look unsightly. Varicose veins (which are swollen and enlarged) usually occur on the legs and feet and often cause aching, burning, discomfort, cramp and throbbing. Typically, symptoms are worse in warm weather, or during prolonged periods of standing. But there is a non-surgical solution. Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that offers an alternative to surgical removal under a general anaesthetic. In simple ...Read more
We all know that if you want radiant, healthy looking skin, you’ve got to give it some TLC. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s exposed daily to all sorts of nasties, including chemicals, irritants and environmental pollution. Biologically speaking, skin is our first line of defence. In aesthetic terms, it sets the scene for our entire look, confidence and mood. So it pays to take skincare seriously – and it’s never too early to start. Many people wrongly think that ...Read more
They say the eyes are the mirrors of the soul, but it’s your hands that reveal the most where the ageing process is concerned. Most people (perhaps understandably) focus all their anti-ageing efforts and investments on their face, but neglecting your hands is most definitely a false economy, as they are especially vulnerable to environmental ageing factors and everyday wear and tear. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to ‘Love Your Hands’ this September, as part of Hand Rejuvenation Month. There have been ...Read more
Laser Hair Removal is the most effective, long-lasting solution to unwanted body hair. Temporary methods such as shaving, waxing or depilatory creams might be faster and seem cheaper in the short-term, but in the long run Laser Hair Removal will save you serious amounts of time and money. However, not all Laser Hair Removal treatments are the same, so choose your practitioner wisely! Courthouse Clinics uses only the most advanced equipment, operated by highly trained therapists, for safe, effective, long-term results. What exactly ...Read more
We all know how important it is to look after your skin. But we’re often less sure about the best way to do that. How are we supposed to know how healthy it is? Which treatments it needs? Or which products will get the best results? As with most things in life, knowledge is power. Some skin issues are obvious, but it’s what goes on beneath the surface that really counts. Not all skin damage is visible to the naked eye, so ...Read more
The signs of ageing show themselves in many different ways. Fine lines transform into deep wrinkles; skin dries out and starts to sag; and pigmentation can cause problems on the face, hands and chest. Losing that youthful look can be a painful process – but there is a solution: the Lightfusion™ photofacial.
What is Lightfusion™?
Lightfusion™ is a unique, advanced photofacial that delivers optimum skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing results. It’s a relaxing, non-invasive treatment that uses phototherapy to smooth, brighten, hydrate and energise ...Read more
Skin lesions such as moles, cysts and skin tags are very common, and can be present almost anywhere on the body or face. Most cause no harm or discomfort – although it’s vital you keep a close eye on any changes in shape, size or colour, and see a doctor promptly if you have any concerns. While many people are comfortable with their “beauty spots” (think supermodel Cindy Crawford and her signature mole), others can’t wait to get rid of them. ...Read more
What is Microneedling? Skin needling is an increasingly popular treatment. However, there are many different forms available, such as Microneedling, Dermal Stamping and Dermal Rolling. They all work in broadly the same way: by puncturing the skin to create a controlled “injury” that prompts the body to heal itself by producing new collagen and elastin. However, certain methods are more invasive/painful than others. Prices also vary.
What is a Dermal Roller?
One of the earlier forms of microneedling is Dermal Rolling. A Dermal Roller ...Read more
Pop quiz: do you know the difference between IPL and Laser? Does the difference even matter? Aesthetic technology and terminology can be confusing, but I think it’s important that my clients know as much as possible about the different choices available, so that they can select the best possible treatment for their needs. There seems to be a common assumption that IPL and Laser are just different terms that describe the same thing. An understandable misconception, perhaps, given that many clinics like ...Read more