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How to deal with sensitive skin Sensitive skin a description of skin that is any of:

• Extremely dry
• Prone to redness/blushing/flushing
• Blisters, breaks open or develops bumps or pustules

As a response to:
Contact allergens
Excessive exposure to the elements such as sun and wind, or excessive heat or cold

There is no test to determine if you have sensitive skin – sensitivity is a description rather than a diagnosis. Raw nerve endings in the skin become exposed and skin is painful with the abovementioned responses. For this reason, descriptions such as hypoallergenic don’t always mean much in terms of whether you would be likely to react to your products or skin care. So many different agents can potentially cause skin reactions or contact allergies. Even high amounts of minerals in tap water in certain geographical areas can cause contact dermatitis! Healthy lifestyles with lots of fruit and veggies, and lots of water may help to protect your skin.

Dr Claire Jacobsohn recommends the following for sensitive skin: When looking for skin care, consult with your Aesthetic practitioner. You can avoid expensive purchases that will cause a reaction by consulting with a professional first!

Avoid the following ingredients in your products:
• Anti-bacterial agents
• Fragrances. Even “natural” fragrances like menthol, peppermint, camphor, lavender, citrus or eucalyptus can cause sensitivity.
• Alcohol – especially in toners
• Retinol or alpha hydroxy acids (unless your doctor recommends such products).
• Acetone
• Formaldehyde
• Propylene glycol
• Urea When purchasing or trying a new product, don’t apply it to your entire face to see if you may react. First test the product in an area such as behind your ears. Leave it overnight, and see if you react. If you still do not react, use a small amount of your product to the skin on the side of one eye. If you do not react, the product should be safe for you to use.

Dr Claire also recommends: Sensitive skins must always use:
• Sunblock – preferably avoid chemical sunscreens. Look for titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as these are less irritating. Always wear an SPF of 30 or higher.
• Moisturize 

Call us at The Aesthetics HQ on 011 039 2982 to book a consultation for medically assisted weight loss

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The New year is almost upon us – are you at a healthy weight, or still battling the bulge?

If you are not managing to achieve your goal weight on your own, The Aesthetics HQ’s Dr Claire Jacobsohn may be able to assist you.
When your diet interventions, exercise programmes or medication and supplements are no longer helping you achieve or maintain a healthy goal weight, it’s time to seek professional help.

Several endocrine disorders contribute to difficulties with weight, such as:
• Metabolic syndrome
• Thyroid disorders
• Adrenal gland disorders
• Menopause
• Andropause

The correct treatment can help you end 2017 much smaller than you started it.

Call us at The Aesthetics HQ on 011 039 2982 to book a consultation for medically assisted weight loss

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It is the time of year where we often have a good intentions to take a break but with the Christmas shopping and holiday rush and planning we often feel flat and exhausted or maybe you are you tackling work and deadlines, combatting burnout and fatigue, or pushing yourself to limit with exercise? Why not come into the clinic and try our Myer's cocktails IV Infusion.

A Myers’ cocktail combats fatigue effectively is the solution to help to you to perform at your optimum. 

The Myers’ cocktail is an infusion of IV nutrients, designed to bypass your digestive tract and pass straight into your cell’s powerhouses – your mitochondria - for energy boosting and maximum health. 

Myers’ cocktails also benefit:
• Chronic fatigue syndromes
• Fibromyalgia
• Allergies
• Migraines
• Asthma
• Patient who are stressed
• Patients who are frequently ill
• Patients struggling to recover from illness

Call the clinic now to book before we close, make sure your body has the nutrients it needs to rest properly for the new year!
Tel: 011 039 2982

Looking for the ultimate eyebrow lift or arch this festive season?

PDO threads provide immediate lift, with no downtime!

This safe and simple procedure allows for lifting of the inner and/or outer eyebrow.
There is no downtime.

Levels of collagen in the skin are increased and skin is tighter and brighter.
Results last 6-12 months.

- Eliminate fine wrinkles
- Smoother the deep wrinkles
- Improve skin colour, elasticity, texture
- Delay ageing process and prevent sagging

- Indication
- Recommended for the prevention and treatment of involution changes due to ageing
- Patients age group 30-55

Costs start from only R450/thread! 

Call now to book your appointment at The Aesthetics HQ on 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982

With the ongoing launch of colourful new filler ranges into the South African market, patients may find it confusing determining which products they require for their individual concern.

The most commonly injected fillers are HA fillers. HA stands for Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid fillers at The Aesthetics HQ start from R2500 per treatment. Hyaluronic acid is the most prominent glycosaminoglycan found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid forms part of the matrix that allows collagen and elastin in the dermis of your skin to bind together (a function which deteriorates as we age).

When HA fillers are injected, you can expect the softening of skin and its appearance, as well as immediate volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to create volume (the cheeks or lips that you always desired); or recreate volume lost with aging or weight loss. HA fillers are also ideal for resting lines (wrinkles at rest); facial contouring and enhancement; hydration and promoting a rested, refreshed appearance.

Numerous great quality HA fillers are available in South Africa. While the Hyaluronic Acid is the common ingredient, the way that the hyaluronic acid molecules are arranged and bound within your filler will give it different properties in appearance. HA fillers boast specific products across the different hyaluronic filler ranges for deep facial contouring, superficial line correction, lip formulations, fillers for hydration amongst others.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are:
- safe
- predictable in their outcome
- cost-effective
- minimally painful to painless to inject due to the local anesthetic
- minimal to no bruising and swelling therefore no downtime
- can be corrected/removed should there be a rare occasion where it is necessary to do so.

How do you choose between fillers?
It is always best to rely on your expert medical doctor to assist you to select your HA filler. Remember – what worked for your friend or family member may not be ideal for you as an individual.

Selection of filler will be influenced by factors such as:
- age
- skin quality/condition
- degree of sun damage
- elasticity of the skin
- depth of injection required to correct your concern
- patient expectation of results/outcome

For more information on our products
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If you are looking to get the most out of life and maximize your health every day in the shortest possible time, IV infusion therapy may be your answer.
The IV infusions consist of powerful anti-oxidants, including high dose glutathione.

IV infusions start from R900/session, and take 15 -60 minutes to perform and these are performed once to twice a week.
Oral supplements are also provided, which cost R300 for a one month’s supply.

Follow up sessions will be required to maintain your results, and these are performed once to twice a month once you have achieved your desired results.
Sunscreen with both infra-red and UV protection is required to maintain your results.

Treatments Menus for IV infusions at TAHQ include:

· Hydration
· Anti-stress
· Energy booster
· Hangover remedies
· Detoxification
· Weight loss and fat burning
· Anti-aging and beauty
· Memory enhancer
· Athlete performance and recovery
· Immune booster
· Illness recovery

To book an appointment contact us.

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Postal address: P.O. Box 1861, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982
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e-mail: drclaire@tahq.co.za

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