The O-Shot treatment

O-Shot Innovative Private GP and Cosmetic Doctor Kannan Athreya now offers the exclusive O-Shot treatment in Essex at his purpose built private gp and cosmetic clinic in Shenfield. Dr Athreya says “Cultural and social taboos often prevent women from seeking help for problems of sexual response or stress incontinence which can have a devastating impact…

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Stretch Mark Treatments

Many people assume unsightly stretch marks are signs of substantial weight gain, making them downright embarrassing. Prominent stretch marks on the thighs or stomach make some women and men self-conscious and unhappy with their bodies. Are these unpleasant marks permanent, or can you diminish their appearance? First, let’s take a look at the actual cause…

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Be Sun Smart with your Sunscreen

The sunscreen aisle of a chemist or supermarket offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? As a private medical clinic and dermatology specialist we promote safe skin and high factor sun protection. Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two…

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Cyst removal

What is involved in a cyst removal procedure? Epidermal cysts, or Pilar cysts, are common benign lumps that are found just under the skin. They may occur anywhere but commonly on the back, chest and scalp areas. The old name of “sebaceous cysts” is now not commonly used by dermatologists. Patients may have these for…

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MonaLisa Touch for Vaginal Atrophy

Dr Athreya travelled to Italy once again last week to finalise his training for MonaLisa Touch laser treatment  –  the new laser technique for vaginal atrophy. Who should have the treatment? If you are having the symptoms commonly related to vaginal atrophy, you can now obtain a new balance through the recovery of genital physiology and relief from symptoms you suffer from…

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Skin Focus | Moles

What is a Mole? Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or…

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Yoga could be as effective as cycling or brisk walks in reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke

Researchers have pooled the results of previous studies and report finding “promising evidence” of yoga’s health benefits, specifically in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well asmetabolic syndrome. Compared to doing nothing, or interventions that did not include exercise, yoga reduced body weight by 2.32kg, on average, and also improved body mass index (BMI),…

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