The latest word in the world of health is ‘wellness’. Despite the huge leaps that medicine has made over the last few decades, the best way to enjoy a long and active life is to be proactive about your health.
A few warm days and suddenly everyone is talking about hydration. The obvious answer to being dehydrated is to drink more, but it takes four hours before the pint of water you drink really filters right through your system.
Wimbledon has seen some mega-temperatures and there was even talk of stopping the women’s matches if the temperatures got too high. Whilst women have less water in their bodies than men, the level of exertion means that professional tennis players sweat a lot during a match – just watch the towels being handed to and fro.
There’s an assumption that men who look after their skin and have anti-aging treatments are vain, gay or famous! However, in today’s world medical science can now keep us alive for longer so it makes sense to look after ourselves – whether male or female.
Sharon Stone led the Galderma Proof in Real Life campaign where one of each pair of ten sets of twins received dermal fillers, Skinboosters or both. Can you tell which twin had the treatment?
When you’re busy it’s easy to find lots of reasons for not getting to the gym – and when you force yourself to drag on your gym kit you can come out feeling exhausted. Why do you feel you’re running on empty?
If you listen to the gossip when celebrities appear in the print and on TV you’ll almost certainly hear conversations along the lines of:
“She’s got to have had work done.”
“She says she hasn’t.”
“She must have had Botox, her forehead doesn’t move!”
This is the coolest treatment for summer to get rid of those chubby bits so you can appear in your swimwear with confidence.
When you’ve been a saint all year watching the calories, eating healthy food and keeping up with your exercise schedule it can be infuriating if, when you play volleyball in your swimsuit, there are jiggly bits.
When you need to restore your skin to its youthful best you need to be sure that you choose the right treatments FOR YOU. There are dozens of treatments – but without expert advice you could be disappointed with the results.
You can’t stop the clock and the evidence of their passing shows up on your skin. Wrinkles, that papery/crepey look, deeper lines around your features and loss of that youthful glow. But you can improve the situation with a little help from Riverbanks!
Even the top models have things that they don’t like about their face or body. Many of them have had treatment to correct what they perceive as flaws, whether that’s a nose job or a breast lift. When we see them strut out onto the catwalk or gazing into the camera from our favourite magazines, they’ve been primped and preened by expert make-up artists and hairdressers – how can ordinary people compete in the beauty stakes?
Every patient is different and what works for one person may not be the best solution for another. If your best friend has had dermal filler treatments and looks amazing it’s definitely worth exploring, but you may find that a different treatment will achieve better results for you.
If you haven’t heard of the film, Frozen, you must have been living on Mars for the last couple of years. The full length cartoon film features two sisters who are also Princesses – and who has ever seen a fat Princess (unless you count Fiona, from Shrek – and even she was slim and beautiful in her human form)?
When you look in the mirror when you’re getting dressed – and that smooth curve from armpit to knee is interrupted by chubby bumps, isn’t it frustrating?
Hollywood has discovered Reviv – and now you can too! This amazing hydration system provides the stars with an instant boost to keep them hydrated at an enhanced level.
Before you get too excited we are not recommending that you rush out at the first sign of sun and ‘cook’ your body. If you’ve read our articles over the years you’ll know that a sunscreen is absolutely essential to protect your skin – SPF30 as a minimum.
The latest in giving you the boost your busy lifestyle needs.
The spring flowers are blossoming and summer is not far away – is your body ready for summer? Can you strip down to swimwear with confidence?
It’s official – CoolTech is cool!
Fat Freezing is the latest non-invasive way to get rid of those last few excess pounds.
There are many different dermal fillers and their role is primarily to fill the lines that develop on your face, to add volume and give you that smooth, healthy looking skin that you had naturally when you were younger.
There have been so many horror stories about Botox® treatments that you could be forgiven for having misgivings. News features about the awful results some people have experienced aren’t very helpful for anyone who is looking for help to iron out their lines and get back the smoother contours of their youth.
Those words ‘unsightly fat’ conjure up jiggly, flabby areas – and, even apparently slim people can suffer from retained fat. Fat removal isn’t always just about dieting carefully and working out regularly, sometimes you need a helping hand.
When how you look is important you know that, unless you’re very, very lucky, it’s going to take work. You need to watch what you eat, take regular exercise, drink plenty of water and watch that waistline like a hawk. The challenge is that sometimes, no matter how much effort you put in, the results fall short of what you want.
If you’re a woman visible hair on the face is, frankly, embarrassing. Plucking, waxing, depilatory creams and shaving are only ever a temporary solution. Electrolysis and most laser systems are painful – so what can you do?
Tony Soprano doesn’t work for us, but the Soprano Laser Hair Removal System does! If you’re suffering from recurring facial hair (or unwanted hair anywhere else on your body) it’s an amazing pain-free system and has permanent results.
If you find that exposing your middle is, frankly, embarrassing you are probably suffering from either love handles round your waist or muffin top – that unattractive roll that sits over your waistband.
You don’t have to be overweight to suffer from these annoying chubby bits, they’re typical of fatty deposits that, once acquired seem to be impossible to shift!
If you've thought about dermal fillers to enhance your looks, you could be forgiven for being concerned with all the press coverage of treatments that have gone wrong. In unqualified hands any treatment carries significant risk – that’s why Riverbanks Clinic has a qualified physician to ensure that our patients get the best possible care.
It’s impossible to avoid the fact that as you get older your skin loses its elasticity. The constant movement of your facial muscles creates lines where once the skin bounced back to its smooth appearance. They’re called laughter lines, but whatever you call them, they’re visible evidence of the years passing - but you don't have to put up with this; a dermal filler will help to restore a more youthful look.
Botulinum Toxin – often referred to as Botox – has been around for many years and is popular with celebrities as a way to keep their youthful looks and remove the lines that result from aging. It’s accessible for everyone, but in the wrong hands you can end up with that ‘frozen face’ look instead of simply looking younger, fresher and losing those frown and laughter lines.
If you’re looking for a way to smooth out some of the lines that have appeared on your face, ‘Botox’ may be something you’ve considered. However, it doesn’t always get the best press and we’ve all seen celebrities who have overdone it, or had poor treatments that make their faces look frozen, so it may seem something of a risk. If you're thinking about it - you want to be sure you're making the right decision.
Skin peels at medical level are much more effective than what is possible in a salon. Many of our patients have already tried skin peels that haven't been successful - until they come to us! Read on to discover what a medical skin peel can do.
Our Medical Director, Dr Ravi Jain, has been closely involved with the development of the latest technology in removing stubborn fat deposits. Read more about Fat Freezing and the fantastic results ...
Following the huge success of our trial we are now taking bookings for the CoolTech® fat freezing system which really does shave inches off your waistline.
Riverbanks clinic is multi-award winning clinic specialising in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics.