Category Archives: Laserase Bolton

Surge in facial skin treatments for men in Bolton

Laserase Bolton logoA record number of men in Bolton are choosing to get non-surgical facial treatments according to Laserase Bolton and men now make up 16% of customers having these treatments.

Laserase Bolton on the Royal Bolton Hospital site reports that there has been a surge in men getting treatments such as muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers, which have risen from 6% to 16% of treatments carried out – an increase of 10% in 12 months.

Celebrities such as Peter Andre, Rylan Clark and Simon Cowell are all reported to have had a bit of Botox now and then, to keep them young looking, and more and more men are following in their footsteps.

And it’s not just Botox. New research reported in The Harley Street Journal shows that a quarter of men are now having dermal fillers.

The survey results showed that 18% of the UK population would consider using dermal fillers for a number of reasons such as to stay youthful, remain competitive at work and to complement weight loss.

Until now, 90 per cent of all aesthetic procedures have been carried out on women; however, the research found that UK men are bucking the trend with 1 in 4 of male survey respondents having dermal fillers.

“We’ve seen a big increase in interest from men for facial skin treatments over the last year,” explains Clinic Manager Julie Kershaw. “It seems to be part of a growing trend, led by celebrities, for men to do more to keep their skin wrinkle free and young looking, which in turn helps to boost confidence in social and business situations.”

Statistics indicate that nearly a third of UK adults have received an aesthetic treatment for a change in job or career, underlining that youthfulness still equates to success in the workplace for many people.

To find out more about the range of skin care treatments available and to book a free no-obligation consultation contact Laserase Bolton on 01204 570900 or email: admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk.

No more red noses for Father’s Day

Laserase Bolton logoA growing number of Dads are turning to thread vein removal to help get rid of their red nose, according to Laserase Bolton, to help boost their confidence in social and business situations.

A lot of men develop a red nose when they get to a certain age, and this can be caused by thread veins, which develop as we age thanks to a combination of factors, such as sun and wind exposure from playing sport or cycling, alcohol, smoking, and a medical condition called rosacea.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, says: “We are seeing a record number of men coming in for thread vein treatment these days. It used to be just women who came in to have thread veins treated – predominantly on their legs and faces – but now men make up 30% of the people we treat.

“There are many factors which can lead to thread veins on and around the nose in men, including the effects of exposure to the elements from playing sport outside. Whatever the reason, we know from many of the men who come to us for treatment, that a red nose can have a big effect on their confidence in social and business situations.”

Laserase Bolton offers laser treatment to help clear thread veins on the face, which works by breaking down the thread veins into tiny particles that the body then destroys.

“The effects of laser treatment are usually evident within seven to ten days,” adds Julie Kershaw. “However, a number of treatments may be required, depending on the size and depth of the thread veins, and we advise on this during the free preliminary consultation.”

So if your Dad suffers from a red nose and you’re looking for a slightly different present this Father’s Day, why not book him in for a free consultation at Laserase Bolton and then, if he decides to go ahead, you could help out with treatment costs, which start at £75 a treatment. (Your Dad would need a full consultation with one of our doctors or nurses, before treatment takes place, to take his medical history and to decide if he is suitable for treatment.)

To find out more and to book a consultation contact Laserase Bolton on 01204 570900 or email: admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk.

‘Vampire Treatment’ delight for Bolton Fundraising Manager

Vampire TreatmentLiz Oakes from Bolton volunteered to be a model at an open evening at Laserase Bolton recently and allowed members of the public watch her try out a revolutionary facial rejuvenation treatment – the ‘Vampire Treatment’. She is delighted with how it went.

63 year old Liz, who is Regional Fundraising Manager for Children Today, a national charity which helps local families by buying children with disabilities individual pieces of equipment to make their life easier, decided to have the treatment to improve the overall health, tone and elasticity of her skin.

Liz said: “I want to remain youthful looking in a natural way, without looking like I have had a makeover, and when I heard about the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, nicknamed the Vampire Treatment, it sounded really exciting, so I thought I would give it a try.”

The Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is a non-surgical procedure which involves taking platelet rich plasma from a person’s own blood and re-injecting it into areas of the face and neck to smooth out fine lines and rejuvenate the skin.

Liz has had the first of three treatments so far and is aware that the full benefits will only be seen after the third treatment; nevertheless she says her skin is already feeling softer and smoother.

The treatment took place at Laserase Bolton, on the site of the Royal Bolton Hospital, and was carried out by a trained and qualified nurse, following a free consultation.

PRP treatment was originally used in the treatment of various injuries to help with healing, but more recently has also become popular as an anti-ageing treatment, thanks to its high profile use by the likes of Kim Kardashian and other Hollywood celebrities.

Although the ‘Vampire Treatment’ can sound a bit scary, Liz reassures anyone considering going ahead with it. “After treatment everything was absolutely fine – no swelling, bruising or side effects.”

Clinic Manager Julie Kershaw explains how PRP treatment works. “The procedure involves taking a small amount of blood from a person’s arm and spinning it in a centrifuge machine at high speed until the red and white blood cells have separated. This produces a plasma rich with platelets which is then re-injected into the patient’s face and neck.

“The platelets release growth factors, triggering surrounding cells to proliferate which in turn stimulates the repair of cells and increases the volume and rejuvenation of the skin.”

One of the main benefits over other skin rejuvenation treatments is that PRP is non-invasive and involves no foreign bodies. Because the material injected back into the patient is part of their own blood, there is very little chance of rejection.

Liz adds: “The treatment at Laserase Bolton was carried out with complete professionalism and I had total confidence in the nurse treating me and at no time felt vulnerable or uncomfortable. All my questions were answered before the treatment started and having members of the public watch and participate in the session was quite good fun.”

Tattoo removal delight for competition winner

Carol Richardson from Bolton has won five free tattoo removal sessions in a Valentine’s Day competition held by Laserase Bolton.

Carol Richardson59 year old Carol has had her tattoo for over 40 years and was always very embarrassed by it, but never had the money to get it removed.

When she was 18, Carol let her boyfriend start to tattoo his name on her arm. He did the first two letters M A (he was going to put Malc), but then she stopped him as it was such a mess and it hurt.

Carol hated the tattoo, but she could never afford to have it removed, and so she always kept it covered up with a plaster, even though she is allergic to plasters. She often came out in a rash, but she still insisted on wearing a plaster to hide it.

Carol’s story about why she wanted to get rid of her tattoo was chosen as the best entry in the Laserase competition and she was delighted when she was told she had won.

Carol said: “I’m really pleased to have won tattoo removal treatment at Laserase Bolton. For the past 41 years I have been hiding my tattoo from everyone at work and at home.

“The only person I ever told about my tattoo is my 21 year old daughter, but no one else. My father, who is 84, has often asked me about the plaster I always have on my arm, but I never even told him and just made excuses.”

Despite the botched tattoo, Carol eventually married Malcolm and he subsequently died in 2007.

Carol won tattoo removal treatment worth approximately £200, which will be carried at Laserase Bolton over the next couple of months.

Clinic Manager Julie Kershaw said: “We thought Carol had a very powerful story to tell about why she should have her tattoo removed. We see so many people at Laserase Bolton who end up with tattoos they regret – perhaps because they have been talked into it by a partner or friend. We’re looking forward to helping Carol get rid of her tattoo and no longer feel ashamed of something she did as a teenager.”

Having a tattoo related to a partner, or ex-partner, removed is the most common reason for tattoo removal.

Laserase Bolton is the region’s leading laser clinic and has been successfully removing tattoos for over 21 years. Laserase use the Q-switched Ruby Laser, which is effective for removing tattoos in a range of colours and can be used for all sizes of tattoo. A free consultation takes place before treatment begins. Laserase employs doctors and nurses to carry out all its removals and is Care Quality Commission registered, so patients can be assured of the highest standards of treatment and care.

New treatment hope for Bolton acne sufferers

A laser system which is helping to revolutionise the treatment of acne is being used in Bolton for the first time to help sufferers of this painful and embarrassing condition.

Acne treatment with Regenlite laserThe Regenlite laser offers fast and effective treatment for acne and acne scarring, with visible results in as little as one treatment. Typically patients will need only three treatments for longer term results.

Regenlite is backed by numerous clinical studies including publications in The Lancet and the British Journal of Dermatology. It has just become available at Laserase Bolton on the Royal Bolton Hospital site.

Clinic Manager Julie Kershaw said: “Regenlite is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of acne for many years. It is clinically proven to offer a pain-free solution to the problems of acne and acne scarring.”

The Regenlite laser works by delivering low frequency light pulses which stimulate the body’s natural responses to treat skin conditions such as acne.

Although often thought of as a teenage affliction, acne can sometimes persist into adulthood. It can also arise later in life even when there is no history of spots. Numerous celebrities, from Katy Perry to Cameron Diaz, are reported to struggle with acne. About 5% of women and 1% of men have acne over the age of 25.

Spots are caused by blocked hair follicles in the skin. Tiny sebaceous glands attached to these follicles produce sebum to help lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out. Acne occurs when the glands produce too much sebum, which mixes with dead skin cells and causes a blockage in the follicle.

There are a number of reasons for the glands producing too much sebum. This includes hormonal imbalance – for example many people have acne during puberty, some women have “break outs” before or during menstruation, and others can suffer from acne when they are pregnant or during menopause. More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women.

One of the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is oily skin or acne. Acne can also be inherited – if both your parents had acne, you are more likely to get severe acne at an early age. Also, if one or both of your parents had adult acne, you are more like to get this too.

Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by a poor diet or by unclean skin. Triggers can be anything from new cosmetics to certain foods and, for some people, whatever they do, they still get spots and “break outs”.

“Many of the people who come to us with acne have already spent lots of money trying many of the treatments available on the market without success,” added Julie Kershaw. “That’s why Regenlite is so exciting, as it offers new hope for those who suffer from this frustrating condition.”

Laserase Bolton has been treating acne for over 20 years and offers a range of treatments, which are tailored to a patient’s needs. All treatments are carried out by qualified doctors and nurses and the treatment options available are discussed in full with the patient at a free consultation.

Charity toy collection at Bolton laser clinic

Laserase Bolton logoOur client, Laserase Bolton, is once again taking part in Bolton’s Big Christmas Toy Appeal and is already collecting toys for local children and young people.

The appeal, which for many years was called the Caring Christmas Appeal, has been rebranded and Bolton Lions, the charity running the appeal in partnership with The Bolton News, has joined forces with Bolton at Home, Urban Outreach and Bolton Lads and Girls Club, to promote one large appeal with the aim of providing 2,000 children with toys this Christmas.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, said: “We’re pleased to be a collection point for Bolton’s Big Christmas Toy Appeal and we’d urge local people to drop off as many unwanted toys as possible at our clinic on the Royal Bolton Hospital site. We’re sure that our generous customers and staff will help us exceed last year’s donations and provide even more toys for children in Bolton.”

John Crompton, Treasurer of Bolton Lions, said: “We really appreciate the support Laserase Bolton has given us in the past collecting toys for the appeal and we’re hoping that we will have a record year this year. The toys that are collected go to needy children in the Bolton area and, although we are looking for toys to be donated for children of all ages, gifts for the 12 to 16 age range are particularly welcome.”

People can drop off toys at Laserase Bolton during office hours and late nights on Tuesdays until 9pm and Thursdays until 8pm. Laserase will also be open for toy collection from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 28th November, 5th December and 12th December, as well as Sunday 6th December. For more information call Laserase Bolton on 01204 570900 or email admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk.

Charity Cake Bake success at Laserase Bolton

Amateur bakers from Bolton and beyond put on their aprons and whipped up some cake sensations for the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake at Laserase Bolton on Saturday 15 October.

Dorret Conway announcing the winners of the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake

Dorret Conway announcing the winners of the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake

Dorret Conway, one of the participants in this year’s Great British Bake Off, was one of the judges for the competition, along with Janet Marshall, cake development expert at Park Cakes in Bolton, and Keith Wallis, Senior Head Chef at the four star Holiday Inn Bolton Centre.

Dorret said: “It was lovely to be invited to judge the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake at Laserase Bolton and it’s certainly much more fun this side of the table! There were some amazing cakes and it is fantastic to see people making such an effort and getting so much pleasure out of baking.”

The event was organised to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and to raise money for national charity Verity – which supports women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – and the Gynaecology and Dermatology departments of the Royal Bolton Hospital, which help women with this syndrome.

There were five categories in the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake: the Best Decorated Cake Award; the Tastiest Cake Award; the Most Creative Cake Award; the Young Baker Award and the Biggest Cake Catastrophe Award. There was also a Best Cake in the Competition Award.

Dorret Conway announced the results and prizes included afternoon tea for two at Slattery’s, a family run patissier and chocolatier in Whitefield, and dinner for two at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre. An auction for a cake baked specially by Dorret, covered in cute white chocolate frogs, raised £50. Park Cakes kindly donated a superb cake for the charity raffle promoting PCOS, which was won by the hospital, and 2chefspassion donated a wonderful cake for the ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition, which was won by 12 year old Abbie, who guessed 2.2kg when the weight was 2.3kg The cake bake was followed by a charity cake sale and afternoon tea.

Janet Marshall from Park Cakes said: “It’s nice to see that so many people still bake at home and to such a high standard – and it was great that there were entries from young people and both men and women.”

Keith Wallis added: “I very much enjoyed helping to judge the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake. There were some very interesting flavours, which was a nice surprise, and all in all it was a very good day.”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects millions of women. The symptoms of PCOS include ovarian cysts, irregular periods, difficulty getting pregnant, weight gain, excessive hair growth on the face and body, hair loss from the head, acne and the increased risk of getting certain types of cancer.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, said: “We were delighted to welcome people to the clinic and to raise over £300 for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the Gynaecology and Dermatology departments of the hospital. We were pleased that so many people took the time to enter their cakes and to come along, and we would like to thank all those involved, especially Dorret and our other judges, for making it such a special occasion.”

Laserase Bolton is one of the leading laser clinics in the North West of England and has been established for over 20 years. It offers a range of treatments for PCOS sufferers, including laser hair reduction for treating excessive hair growth using the Soprano XL laser, and a number of treatments for managing acne, including NLite laser, AFT 420 pulsed light and medical skin peels. The clinic also offers a number of treatment products to ensure optimum results. All treatments are carried out by highly-experienced medical professionals following a free, no-obligation consultation.

To find out more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the help available please visit www.verity-pcos.org.uk. There are also a number of informal local support groups around the country for women with PCOS to make contact with others in their area. The nearest local group to Bolton is in Manchester. To find out when and where they meet, or for information on other local support groups, email localgroups@verity-pcos.org.uk.

Judges Announced for Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake

The judges have been revealed for the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake, which takes place at Laserase Bolton on Saturday 10th October.

Dorret Conway, one of the participants in this year’s Great British Bake Off, will lead a team of three judges, which also includes Janet Marshall, cake development expert at Park Cakes in Bolton, and Keith Wallis, Senior Head Chef at the four star Holiday Inn Bolton Centre.

The Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake and Cake Sale takes place at Laserase Bolton, opposite the ambulance station on the Royal Bolton Hospital site, on Saturday October 10th from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. It aims to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and to raise money for national charity Verity – which supports women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – and the Gynaecology and Dermatology departments of the hospital, which help women with this syndrome.

Born in Preston to Jamaican parents, 54 year old Dorret Conway is a self-confessed foodie. Brought up on authentic Jamaican cooking meant a very limited exposure to cakes and desserts, so learning to bake at school opened up a whole new world for Dorret and has continued to be a major part of her life. Dorret works as an accountant and her dream is to go to the Cordon Bleu School in Paris and to have a career in food. To kick start this new direction in her life, Dorret is available to run baking parties locally and is always happy to give talks on cooking.

Janet Marshall has worked for Park Cakes since 1987, mainly in product development, developing cakes and desserts for Marks and Spencer. Before moving to Park Cakes, Janet worked in a small craft bakery making wedding cakes and novelty birthday cakes. Janet has travelled America and Europe seeking new and exciting cake ideas, and has spent the last 28 years innovating and launching various cakes for all of the major multiple retailers. Janet has always had a passion for baking and has a food science degree from Manchester University.

Keith Wallis first trained to be a chef at South Trafford College and, after qualifying, has had a varied career, working in all types of hotel and restaurant. He has spent the last 20 years plus working at different Holiday Inns around the country. He now works at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, where he has put his years of experience to good use, developing a friendly and professional team. Keith was instrumental in bringing the Afternoon Tea to Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, which has been a great success.

There are four categories open to everyone in the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake: the Best Decorated Cake Award; the Tastiest Cake Award; the Most Creative Cake Award and the Biggest Cake Catastrophe Award. There will also be a Best Cake in the Competition Award. As the charity’s colour is purple, bakers might like to incorporate some purple into their entry, but this is not obligatory. Entry costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. The Cake Bake judging will be followed by a cake sale to raise much-needed funds for the charities and refreshments will be available, so if you can’t bake, you can buy instead.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, says: “We’re hoping that lots of people will come along to the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake on Saturday 10th October with their home baked masterpieces (or catastrophes!) for this fun and worthwhile event and to meet our judges, who are looking forward to tasting lots of delicious cake creations!” To sign up to the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake and to make a donation visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/bigboltoncharitycakebake or contact Laserase Bolton for an application form on 01204 570900 or email admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk.

“The Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake aims to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and of the PCOS charity, Verity, which helps to improve the lives of women living with the illness,” explains Julie Kershaw. “Every year at Laserase Bolton, we treat a number of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for excess hair growth and acne, but many are unaware that, for excess hair growth for example, NHS funding may be available. Working with the Royal Bolton Hospital’s Gynaecology and Dermatology departments, we aim to better direct women in Bolton to get the help and treatment they need.”

Cakes should be dropped off at Laserase Bolton, 71 Redgate Way, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JL (on the Royal Bolton Hospital site opposite the ambulance station) between 11.30am and 1.30pm on the day and must include a label with your name and telephone number and the category in which you are entering. The event will be open to the public from 2.00pm and the winning cakes will be announced around 3.00pm. This will be followed by a charity auction of the winning cakes and a sale of the other cakes.

Could you whip up a cake creation for the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake?

Laserase Bolton logoCould you rise to the occasion and whip up a treat to beat the opposition in the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake.

Our client, Laserase Bolton, and Bolton NHS Charitable Fund are organising a charity cake baking competition in aid of both the national charity Verity – which supports women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – and the Gynaecology and Dermatology departments of the hospital who also help women with this syndrome – and they’re looking for entries.

The Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake and Cake Sale takes place at Laserase Bolton (opposite the ambulance station on the Royal Bolton Hospital site) on Saturday October 10th from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. It aims to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and to raise money for the charity and Bolton NHS Charitable Fund.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects millions of women. The symptoms of PCOS include ovarian cysts, irregular periods, difficulty getting pregnant, weight gain, excessive hair growth on the face and body, hair loss from the head, acne and the increased risk of getting certain types of cancer. The exact cause of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is unknown, but it is thought to be related to abnormal hormone levels and, although PCOS can’t be cured, the symptoms can be managed.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, says: “Many women with this embarrassing and isolating condition are often unaware of the support available. The Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake aims to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and of the PCOS charity, Verity, which was established in 1997 to share information and improve the lives of women living with the illness.

“Every year at Laserase Bolton, we treat a number of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for excess hair growth and acne, but many are unaware that, for excess hair growth for example, NHS funding may be available. Working with the Royal Bolton Hospital’s Gynaecology and Dermatology departments, we aim to better direct women in Bolton to get the help and treatment they need.”

There are four categories open to everyone in the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake: the Best Decorated Cake Award; the Tastiest Cake Award; the Most Creative Cake Award and the Biggest Cake Catastrophe Award. There will also be a Best Cake in the Competition Award. As the charity’s colour is purple, bakers might like to incorporate some purple into their entry, but this is not obligatory. Entry costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

The Cake Bake judging will be followed by a cake sale to raise much-needed funds for the charities and refreshments will be available, so if you can’t bake, you can buy instead.

Julie Kershaw adds: “We’re hoping that local people will really get behind us for this fun and worthwhile event so, to get a slice of the action, bring along your cake creations to the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake on Saturday October 10th!”

To sign up to the Big Bolton Charity Cake Bake and to make a donation visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/bigboltoncharitycakebake or contact Laserase Bolton for an application form on 01204 570900 or email admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk.

Cakes should be dropped off Laserase Bolton, 71 Redgate Way, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JL (on the Royal Bolton Hospital site opposite the ambulance station) between 11.30am and 1.30pm on the day and must include a label with your name and telephone number and the category in which you are entering. The event will be open to the public from 2.00pm and the winning cakes will be announced around 3.00pm. This will be followed by a charity auction of the winning cakes and a sale of the other cakes.

Laserase Bolton is one of the leading laser clinics in the North West of England and has been established for over 20 years. It offers a range of treatments for PCOS sufferers, including laser hair reduction for treating excessive hair growth using the Soprano XL laser, and a number of treatments for managing acne, including NLite laser, AFT 420 pulsed light and medical skin peels. The clinic also offers a number of treatment products to ensure optimum results. All treatments are carried out by highly-experienced medical professionals following a free, no-obligation consultation.

To find out more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the help available please visit www.verity-pcos.org.uk. There are also a number of informal local support groups around the country for women with PCOS to make contact with others in their area. The nearest local group to Bolton is in Manchester. To find out when and where they meet, or for information on other local support groups, email localgroups@verity-pcos.org.uk.

Study shows worrying number of Boltonians risk skin cancer by getting sunburned

A survey of customers at Laserase Bolton shows that over a third of people suffered sunburn in the last year, risking skin cancer and other skin problems.

This follows a recent study by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of 2,000 UK adults which found that many people are confused by the labels on sunscreens, with 20% of people unaware that the SPF rating does not mean protection against all sun damage – only that from UVB rays.

The Laserase Bolton survey revealed that although most people are aware of the increased risk of skin cancer from getting sunburned, it didn’t stop over 35% of people getting burned in the last year. And almost half of people (48%) admitted to only using sunscreen when they are on holiday or actually sunbathing, even though experts agree that you should protect your skin whenever you are exposed to the summer sun.

Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, said: “Our survey showed that 92% of people are aware of the increased risk of skin cancer associated with over exposure to the sun, so this message is clearly getting through to people. However, a worrying number of Boltonians are choosing to ignore the evidence and risk not protecting their skin and getting sunburned.”

According to Cancer Research UK, measures including using shade, clothing and sunscreen, together offer the best protection against overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. However, the Laserase Bolton survey showed that only a fifth of people would actually cover up and wear protective clothing in the sun. And while most people would wear sunglasses, only 58% would consider wearing a hat. Less than half of respondents said they would avoid the sun when it was most intense.

Julie added: “Despite all the publicity about the need to wear sunscreen, one in 10 people in our survey never do and 18% only apply sunscreen once a day. As well as the increased risk of skin cancer, these people risk a range of other skin health problems including premature lines and wrinkles, blotches and blemishes and accelerated ageing of the skin.

“At Laserase Bolton, our doctors and nurses recommend a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or more, although the higher the SPF, the greater the protection from UVB rays. Sunscreen should be applied liberally to all exposed areas before going into the sun and reapplied at two hourly intervals, or more often if it is washed or rubbed off.”

According to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, there are over 13,000 new cases of malignant melanoma every year in the UK.

Laserase Bolton offers a range of skin treatments including hair reduction and removal, laser skin peels, acne and acne scarring, thread vein treatments, tattoo removal, pixel laser skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections. For more information call Laserase Bolton on 01204 570900, email admin@laserase-bolton.co.uk or visit the website www.laserase-bolton.co.uk.