Britain’s first successful eyelash transplant has taken place. Although this transplant surgery has been popular and widely available in the US, this has only just been performed now in the UK. During the procedure, hair is taken from the back of the head and grafted onto the eyelid and in time the hair transplanted will thicken. The surgery itself takes around 4 hours to complete at a cost of £3,500.
Though the patient (19 year old Louise Thomas) suffers from trichotillomania which is an impulsive condition causing sufferers to pull out or pluck out their eyelashes, eyelash transplant surgery can also help alopecia sufferers and cancer patients who have lost hair through no fault of their own.
The downside to eyelash transplant surgery is because the eyelashes were transplanted, they do not fall out naturally; therefore they will need to be trimmed every six weeks.
Another eyelash enhancement treatment soon to be as popular in the UK as it is in the US is Latisse. Latisse is a new ointment that was originally used to treat glaucoma; the ointment is said to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker.
There has been a silly new craze around for a while now called ‘ baby stilettos’ although they are completely safe and for babies under 6 months there has been mixed feelings. The heeled slippers come in a range of colours and prints and are soft throughout. This new fashion statement was started in yep you guessed it, the US by a company called Heelarious. The ‘baby stilettos’ are being sold in the UK with a retail price of £19.99.
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With Christmas then New Year coming up isn’t it a nightmare trying to buy presents? Why not tell family and friends what you really want. With many retailers and beauty salons slashing prices why not ask for a gift voucher this way you can buy exactly what you want from your favourite shops. After Christmas many people will be left looking worn out why not ask your children or even husband for a gift voucher for a beauty salon or have a spa day away with your loved one or friends.
Take advantage of this seasons offers and treat yourself.
We’ve all done it, had a sneaky toffee or caramel filled chocolate only to find out later that it ripped out your filling. Going to a NHS dentist won’t cost so much but most people can no longer find one close to home. The only resort is to go to a private dentist and we all try to put this off, as it can be very costly. With the looming recession upon us it seems such a waste to pay up to £75 (including consultation with a dentist) to replace one small filling.
Here’s the answer in all leading pharmacies and health and beauty stores you can get over the counter do-it-yourself filling kits that provide all the material you need to do your own filling. They are well under £10 and I’ve known many people to use them and say they are just the same as going to the dentist. So as long as you look after your teeth there is no reason why they shouldn’t last you a long time.
The biggest age group for drinking the most alcohol is 30+. Adults in their mid 30’s are most likely to be drunk and disorderly. This is a shock for many of us who thought it was teenagers most likely to offend.
Many people do not realise that alcohol is also high in calories, so for those people who like to have a glass of wine each evening are most likely to put on weight. Instead people should eat more healthily and keep alcojol consumption to a minimum.
This season the new black is purple. When out shopping just have a quick look to see what colours stand out the most. You will come to find that there is a lot of purple this winter. Making this winter 2008, winter colour officially purple.
Is it true when women say men are grubbier? The answer is no it isn’t. Research has been carried out and showed in general women have dirtier hands than men but further up north you go and you will find that it is indeed men that carry the most bacteria on the hands.
We now have alcohol gels that you use without water to keep hands clean and refreshed during the day. The downside to this is that it does dry out the hands.
Yves Saint Laurent have just introduced Touche Eclat for men unfragranced. Gone are the days men steal beauty products from their partners. This year ‘guy liner’ and ‘man-scara’ was also introduced to the market by Superdrug. Touch Eclat will encourage men to hide flaws rather than go for a full face of heavy make up.
No one really knows what causes cellulite but a lot of research has gone into what can prevent it. Drink plenty of water – the recommended intake is 1.2 litres which is also about 6-8 glasses. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables – the recommended daily portion is 5; try and balance them out throughout the day. Walk briskly and more often than usual and when showering use a brush in circular motions. These top tips will help banish cellulite and help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
With many people feeling the pinch when it comes down to lifestyle, many have opted out of expensive gym memberships. There are many cost effective ways to lose weight and save money. Skipping is said to burn the most calories and will cost nothing. A good skipping rope will cost around £6; aim to skip for 30 seconds at a time and then break. Eventually you will be able to skip longer and feel healthier. Teachers in schools are also encouraging overweight children to skip during break times to encourage fun exercise.