Non-Surgical Treatments: My Opinion

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I’ve written a lot recently about self-care, about making yourself feel good by doing things you like and by taking care of your body inside and out. I take a fairly holistic approach to skincare and so on however there are other ways that people may benefit from the advances of science with the end result being that they feel better about themselves, are more confident and enjoy raised self-esteem.

Do I advocate for mindfulness and organic skincare, absolutely! Do I think that when it comes to making yourself feel like you are being the best version of yourself (inside and out) your efforts should involve organic broccoli smoothies or nothing at all? Not a jot! We are living in wonderfully modern times and one of the benefits of such a time is that we may take advantage of the technological and scientific advances that come our way.

Do I mean plastic surgery? Not necessarily although I believe that provided such things are done properly, with both physical and mental health benefits and potential risk factors considered, that there may be real benefits for some people. Look at non-surgical treatments such as laser hair removal for example. Women with PCOS, men with excess hair that they dislike, anyone who is not happy with their appearance may reap the benefits of laser hair removal. Once these treatments were seen as new and perhaps over the top, now they are commonplace and recognised for the positive benefits they offer.

CoolSculpting, a non-surgical method of fat removal is becoming increasingly popular. Fat freezing London based treatments are cleared by the FDA, don’t require needles or surgery or recovery periods and fat cells that are treated are gone for good. This is another example of how the advances in technology and in science may serve us as a kind of self-care tool. It’s worth looking at the link above to the Pulse Light Clinic in London who undertake fat freezing treatments to find out more about how it works. You might be surprised!

Some would argue that this kind of treatment is too much, or that men and women should simply accept the way their bodies look and love themselves for themselves. It is entirely possible that people with such opinions may not understand what low self-esteem feels like. I haven’t undertaken CoolSculpting or any such treatments but I’m a never say never gal. If used responsibly, and of course these treatments and clinics are heavily regulated, they most definitely may help people feel happier, healthier, be more confident and so on.

If a holistic-nut like myself who hasn’t worn make-up since she was 17 years old and who calls leaving the house looking vaguely symmetrical a win thinks that alternative treatments may be hugely beneficial, it’s possible that many others feel the same.

What are your thoughts?

*If you want to talk to someone about non-surgical treatments feel free to get in touch with the Pulse Light Clinic directly who would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Their contact details are:

1st Floor, Peek House,
20 Eastcheap, London
EC3M 1EB
Contact us 0207 523 5158

Hair Transplants in Celebrities

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It’s a recurring theme in movies and TV shows – men who have visibly aged, many to the point of needing facelifts and skin toning Botox therapy, and yet somehow, they’ve retained the flawless hairline of a 17-year old. People who don’t know about hair transplants, or “plugs” as they’re often called by celebs, might be quick to dismiss the ongoing hype about celebrities paying exuberant amounts to avoid the otherwise inevitable fate of baldness.

The quality and convincingness of hair transplants has increased exponentially along with a rising demand for believable hair replacement services. So just how many male celebrities have hair transplants now, and how common might this procedure be ten years from now?

Confidentiality Clauses and Ever-Growing Portfolios are Hard to Turn Down

There’s no shortage of before and after pictures of famous men who suddenly have full heads of hair after suffering from severe thinning. In fact, bloggers have compiled entire lists of these people who have managed to not only replace their hair but continue on about their careers as if they were never losing it to begin with. The ability to utilise such a service successfully even as a high-profile individual relies upon the confidentiality agreement that all clinics operate by.

Basically, a man never has to worry about his hair replacement provider telling the whole world that he’s got plugs, so people can speculate all they want, but they can never prove it. The fact that celebs are getting away with it left and right under the spotlight of Hollywood, without receiving much backlash at all, certainly provides comfort to the ordinary guy who goes in for a hair transplant.

The New Porcelain Veneers?

The consistently satisfactory results that hair transplants are beginning to provide is giving people the confidence to undergo these procedures at an all-time high. The wave is very similar to the emergence of veneers and advanced cosmetic dentistry that has been responsible for many of the perfect white smiles we’ve become accustomed to seeing on celebrities.

It’s an exciting time to think that it’s possible to largely reverse and correct two of the biggest signs of aging – hair loss and dental issues – with highly reliable success rates and in an increasingly affordable and widely available manner. Just think that, by 2040, the act of tolerating male pattern baldness could be the equivalent of not getting braces.  There are even medical developments that have some people wondering whether baldness could soon become a thing of the past.

So What’s the Closest Estimate?

While the aforementioned confidentiality clauses will keep us from ever compiling accurate data on how many celebrities are getting hair transplants, sites like BuzzFeed have compiled lists of 40+ famous men who currently have more hair than they used to. Many openly admit to having transplants and state that they’re thrilled with the decision. For example, there’s footballer Wayne Rooney who got a hair transplant at Harley Street Hair Clinic in June 2013. He openly admitted to the procedure on social media and has expressed his delight with the result.

Bald vs Hair Transplants: Is There Really a Question?

Once hair loss has progressed to the point of complete baldness on the top of the head, getting a hair transplant begins to look like the only long-term solution worth considering. Even celebrities who remain in the public eye are willing to opt for a hair transplant when faced with the alternative of having to permanently sport a bald head for the rest of their lives. Is this more to do with conforming to the social norm or more about a lack of confidence?

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