ALCOHOL ADDICTION - On Hand at HI CARE
When men and women are in the chronic stages of alcoholism it can often feel that there is no solution, no light at the end of the tunnel and no way out. It is a mind altering, organ destroying, crippling, debilitating disease that not only affects those afflicted but everyone around them.
Wifes, husbands, children, employers, friends and family… It destroys everything it touches and tears relationships and families apart. For so many years alcoholism has been misunderstood, “lack of will
power” they called it, “an inability to handle one’s liquor” they laughed, “a selfish and self-destructive habit”
they conceded. Even the medical profession has failed to comprehend the sheer desperation and despair
that it inflicts on its sufferers and their absolute inability to do anything about it no matter how much it affects their
family, their livelihood or their life.
It seemed that whilst cancer was a ‘real disease’, alcoholism was banished to the shameful and humiliating ‘addict’ connotation that meant that whilst it was a deadly and fatal disease, it deserved little attention, support or relief.
BUT NOW - THERE IS A SOLUTION!!!
The HC Marbella International Hospital has set up a programme to combat alcoholism, based on the detoxification and rehabilitation of patients who suffer from alcohol addiction, together with psychological support to obtain the best results.
“We have a success rate of up to 70 per cent, depending on the circumstances of the patients”, says Dr. Carlos Triay, a highly-qualified specialist in General Medicine.
The anti-alcoholism treatment that HC Clinic offers is based on the detoxification and rehabilitation of
patients who suffer from this addiction, together with psychological support to obtain the optimum results.
Detoxification is the part of the treatment that protects the patients from the physical complications of abstinence,
but it does not change their behaviour or psychological problems. “During this process, which can last between 5 and 7 days, patients are closely monitored by medical staff 24 hours a day” explains Dr. Triay, “because the treatment may include the need for medication to be administered”.
After the detoxification process has been completed the patients move on to the rehabilitation phase, with psychiatric and psychological support to deal with their psychological issues, their social habits and their self-esteem, in order to avoid any chance of them falling back into addiction in the future.
“This treatment involves behavioural cognitive therapy and motivational interventions, which may be in family sessions, individual sessions or in groups”, says this specialist. He adds that at the same time, “we also evaluate other psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders, and we will begin a treatment of
medication in accordance with the diagnosis of each patient, if necessary”, he also stresses that patients must have a strong motivation to overcome their addiction.
The Costa del Sol is renowned for its party lifestyle and its wild gregarious way of life – which means that the coast is awash with people suffering from alcoholism and most of them feel like there is no way out and no
escape. But, the HC Clinic is at hand to help even the most desperate cases and the team are having great success at turning lives around.
If you or someone you know is in need... why not contact HC Clinic and watch the sun flood back into your life again.
Ventura del Mar, 11, Marbella
T: +34 952 90 86 28
The Mane ATTRACTION
This month SOCIETY MARBELLA popped into Reflections Hair, Nails & Skin Care salon for a chat with two of the most talented hair stylists on the Coast, Jonathan Yeadon and Gerry Tona. We wanted to get the low-down on that must have hair trend – extensions.
Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Yeadon, whose A-List clientele have included Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell, is loved not only for his mind-blowing colouring skills but his outrageous personality as well. Gerry Tona is known as one of the best cutters on the Coast; his precision cutting skills have Marbella socialites fighting over appointments.
You are both extremely busy already so why did you decide to get involved with hair extensions? Jonathan: We each have more than 25 years experience in hairdressing (God, that makes me feel old!) and there isn’t anything that we haven’t seen in that time, let me tell you. We are very knowledgeable about style limitations, such as bulk and length and, while we do our best to work around these factors, extensions give you the chance to rewrite any limitations. Gerry: Extensions remedy the issues that arise when hair is fine or thin. They also cover any split ends, pump up your existing hair body and add volume for that shampoo commercial look all women crave.
What are the benefits?
Jonathan: Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham regularly surprise the world with different hairstyles, changing colour, style and even the length of their hair over the course of just a couple of days. How do they do it? This magic is made possible with the help of hair extensions and a talented stylist. There are times when you think that a hairstyle change is needed. Hair extensions are a perfect way of seeing the end result without making the full commitment. You can add colour without any damage to your hair, even a crazy bright hue, as you can easily take them out when you’re over it.
Gerry: They are not permanent. Unlike colour and cuts, extensions are reversible. Try them out, if you feel they’re not for you then remove them with no ill effect to your real hair. Turn that bob into a mane. If your existing hair is as short as three inches long you can get extensions, although the extent of your transformation may be limited if your hair is very short. You can grow your natural hair out, giving your hair a break and letting the extensions take the heat. While wearing the extensions your hair cangrow to the desired length.
Will they look natural?
Gerry: The goal with extensions is to obtain the most natural look possible. The way you cut extensions is key to this, it is all about the blending - no blunt cutting! You need to free hand, slicing to create a softer, more natural end. You can also play with the colour or length, and fill in spots that need it more than others; it’s a more accurate way to achieve the desired look.
Jonathan - I have been disguising facelift scars for years so I think I can hide extensions! My pet hate is being able to actually see the extensions or when the natural hair is too short and the extensions are too long. It actually offends me. Seriously, a mullet doesn’t look good on anyone. I am a firm believer in using more than one colour to achieve a natural effect. With Great Lengths we have more than 50 shades of 100 per cent ethically sourced human hair to match the colour of your own hair precisely.
Will they damage the natural hair?
Gerry: When applied and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. The skill level of the stylist is crucial for a damage free application. There is no cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all application technique, as each client has different hair conditions and desired results that must be considered. This is why we always have an in-depth consultation with the client first. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for extensions.
Jonathan: Hair extensions, when handled properly, can give amazing results, but when applied with no care for the natural hair can leave the follicles and your own hair damaged beyond repair. I have had clients come in after having extensions applied by an unqualified technician and I have been shocked at the quality of hair and placement of the extensions. It was no wonder they had been losing hair. The other key issue is the maintenance. Extensions are not hard to maintain - you just need to keep an eye on them almost like you would with colour or anything else. If I give my client a time-scale to come back for a check up with me and they don’t, l I will be straight on the phone to them! Remember - not maintaining your extensions properly will reflect badly on me, so it’s in my best interests, as well as yours, for me to make sure you look after them.
What is next for you both?
Gerry: The extensions market is evolving daily so we are constantly researching and learning about new techniques and products.
Jonathan: You would be surprised to know that even some of the top brands have let the quality of their hair vastly decrease over the past few years. We will only ever use the best products available. If a brand’s quality starts to deteriorate we will already have sourced an alternative. If you don’t keep ahead of the trends you get left behind. We will always be striving to be the best extensions technicians on the Coast, I can promise you that.
Reflexions HAIR NAILS & SKIN CARE
Centro Plaza 48, Nueva Andalucía Tel. +34 902 325 324 / 952 906 524
Testimonials: “I’d like to thank Jonathan for my hair extensions. An amazing transformation.” - Nicola Linton “I love what Gerry has done with my hair. I now have the length and volume I have always wanted and my hair looks really healthy for the first time in ages. I am so happy.” - Lola Lindsay-Murray “Jonathan is amazing! He applied my hair extensions with great skill and care - 3 colours that match my own perfectly. He has transformed my hair from medium length to very long and you wouldn’t know that it’s not mine. God I love my hair.” - Rachel Collister
Mask the telltale signs of a busy festive season with these wonderful products - be-cause staying in is simply not an option!
SEE THE LIGHT.
To remove the dark circles from under your eyes, use this illuminating concealer. The best concealers for dark shadows will even radiate light to increase brightness on the face, keeping your peepers looking bright and awake all day. Try Avon Invisible Light Concealer.
Dark Circle Corrector.
Dark circles are unavoidable, no matter how many hours of sleep you are getting. Camouflage is your best bet; use Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit. Go a shade lighter than your foundation for a brightening effect.
Run an off-white eyeliner along the inner rim of your eyes; it will not only make your eyes appear bigger, but also brighter. You can also give your eyes a boost with Optrex Eyedew Dazzling Eye Drops, which contain a hint of blue, to counteract the redness of tired, irritated eyes.
Lingerie Fit for a Queen
THE SIMMERING SPANISH HERITAGE THAT IS INSTILLED IN L’AGENT CO-DESIGNERS MONICA AND PENELOPE CRUZ INFLUENCED THE BRAND’S SEXIEST COLLECTION TO DATE.
HAILEY QUEEN FROM MAC MODELS SHOWCASES SOME OF THE COLLECTION’S SIGNATURE ITEMS IN THIS EXCLUSIVE SHOOT FOR SOCIETY MARBELLA MAGAZINE.
Lingerie by Agent Provocateur www.agentprovocateur.com
Photography: Eloy Muñoz www.eloymunoz.es
Photographer Assistant: Aleksandra Foit Hair, Makeup: Liza Mayne Model: Hailey Queen @ Mac Models
Special thanks to Racing Legends
Esthar Naughty but incredibly nice, Esthar is a cheeky range in sheer, Swiss-embroidered guipure. Perfect for dressing up on Valentine’s Day, this flirty combination has pretty red motifs in fabulously arresting places.
Idalia Make a statement in modern frills that thrill. Idalia is a tempting creation in sheer, layered eyelash lace, with romantic scallop edging.
Have a lust for life this Valentine’s Day with kissable lips and flirty lashes Beauty Editor Liza Mayne gives readers a monthly update on all thing gorgeous. Keeping you up to date with all the latest Beauty bits for your makeup bag!
Duwol: Reverse Lips There is nothing more frustrating then spending ages applying and perfecting a bright coloured lipstick, only for it to bleed out during the night. With this fabulous colourless pen, all your prayers have been answered as it stops lips from bleeding out. Draw around the outline of the lips, then secure it into place by pressing it in with your fingertips. The Gibraltar Soap Shop
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser Re-discover a more beautiful, youthful, radiant look with this Tinted Moisturiser; it helps blur out minor imperfections and softens the appearance of fine lines. It blends in very well and has a gorgeous texture. I found this product to be grease free whilst leaving the skin illuminated - living up to its name. A touch of colour evens out skin tone, while SPF 20 protects the skin from damaging rays. Elcorteingles.es
Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub Everyone craves baby soft, natural looking baby lips. When I first used this product it was like a facial for my lips. The scrub helps remove any dead skin without being too vigorous on the lips, making them feel really soft and completely smooth. Enriched with natural butters and oils, the Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub was created to help keep your lips in perfect kissing condition by exfoliating the dry, flaky skin. Philosophy.com
Katy Perry Lashes in Punk Princess To get a much fuller lash line many will double up their lashes to have twice the amount. If this is your style, why not just opt for the Katy Perry - Punk Princess lashes instead? The double layer style gives you a fuller, thicker look and the best thing about this product is it is reusable. Each lash strip is knotted and feathered by hand to achieve the highest quality. Primor.eu
Liza Mayne Hair &Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor Liza Mayne gives readers a monthly update on all thing gorgeous. Keeping you up to date with all the latest Beauty bits for your makeup bag!
This month Beauty Editor Liza shares her top pick moisturisers, which will nurse you (and your skin!) through the cold winter months.
Clarins Instant light - Lip protector
I have chosen to recommend Clarins Instant Light, as it’s a fabulous two-in-one product for this winter, which will help protect and smooth your lips as well as add the perfect lip-gloss shine. It helps even out lip tone, making them look perfect and pink. It’s almost like a BB cream for your lips! It’s a must have in my make-up bag and I never go anywhere without it. It is a very hydrating lip balm with a perfect hint of colour and shine and it’s not sticky at all. I just love this product and its packaging; it’s sleek and elegant and the applicator is a soft sponge tip which allows you to spread the product evenly. Regardless of the lack of colour, the consistency is good and it’s definitely one of my best beauty bits.
Loreal ‘ age perfect
Mature skin needs an extra boost of nutrients to stay strong and supple. Treat it to deep hydration and intense nutrition with the new Age Perfect Ultra-Nourishing Moisturizer. Probably the best moisturiser I’ve ever used. Only need a little bit and your skin feels like silk - pure luxury. When you do apply it on your face it looks and feels greasy but soon drys into the skin leaving your face looking flawless and with an incredibly silky soft touch. Perfectly suited for dry skin.
Biotherm baume Corps
I just love, love, love this product! This lotion not only smells delicious, fading to a soft apricot scent that doesn’t fight with other fragrances, it is deeply moisturizing and hydrates well. It has a great texture - perfect to put on after shower as it absorbs quickly. If your skin normally feels dry due to extreme temperatures, this product makes the skin feel plump, nurtured and radiant looking. Worth every penny. Go on - spoil yourself!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream
It’s no surprise that this award-winning product is so highly regarded and guaranteed to be found in every Beauty Editor or make-up Artist’s kit. It protects the skin from drying wind, central heating and air conditioning. This skincare multi-tasker also soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve minor skin irritations, including roughness, redness, chapped, cracked or dry skin for up to eight hours. It can also keep eyebrow hairs in place, restore shine on the legs, lips and eyelids and smooth cuticles for perfectly manicured nails. Another reason why you need this MUST HAVE product is because it soothes sunburned skin, which is likely to come in handy during those summer months on the Costa del Sol. The reasons why you must own this product are endless - go get yours today!
Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture
This ultra-comforting cream feels soft as it spreads across the skin. Made with a blend of powerful ingredients, this product works over time to help skin build up naturally and maintain a strong moisture barrier. The unique moisture complex helps skin preserve its own internal moisture for a deep, long-lasting and sustainable hydration. The formula absorbs easily and is designed to leave a feeling of deep hydration, comfort and suppleness. Available in Dry Skin, Normal/Combination Skin. Not suitable for oily skin.
Kiehl´s Creme de corp
I am getting a bit addicted to Kiehl’s products lately; although pricey they work extremely well and last for ages. A little goes a long way and my skin definitely feels softer and smoother after using this product. Kiehl’s body cream is fragrance free with a thick creamy texture that absorbs nicely into the skin, keeping it feeling hydrated all day.