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Facial Fillers – and Four Places You Can Have Them!

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Fillers can dramatically improve the appearance of your face – but when you think about them, what’s the first thing that springs to mind? It’s probable that it’s the image of plumped up lips, but did you know you can also have filler injected in various areas of the face?

It’s the reason they’re referred to as ‘facial fillers’ and not just ‘lip fillers’ – and the type we use here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics offers benefits which last several months.

In the Lips

Enhancing your natural pout, lip fillers can make your pout appear healthier and more feminine – and they can easily be broken down over the course of a few months. What that means for you is your fillers won’t be a permanent fixture in your face; if you decide you’d like to go au naturale again, you can!

In the Cheeks

Plumping the area for a fresher, brighter look, cheek filler is performed by our highly-skilled team to give you more confidence in the way you look.

Correcting sunken cheeks and contouring the area to restore lost volume, cheek filler is a safe option for anyone who’s looking to spoil themselves with a treatment in 2019; go on, get booked in and look forward to a new you in the new year.

For the Tear Trough

Focusing on the depressions and droopiness that can appear under the eyes, tear trough facial filler treatment can make you look fresher and more youthful. It’s needed when the bone and the skin loses density, due to age.

If this is you, you may find that you have eye bags or dark circles – but the tear trough plasma filler treatment at Helen Taylor Aesthetics can help a great deal.

To Replace Surgical Rhinoplasty

It can be massively daunting to go ‘under the knife’, but if you’ve always wanted a daintier-looking nose and don’t want to commit to surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty– via the wonder of facial filler – is the route to go down.

This safe filler is also hugely effective – so why not chat to our team here at the clinic and get booked in for your free, no-obligation consultation?

We’d also be happy to talk you through any concerns about facial filler – or answer any of your questions. Plus, if you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming visit to the clinic, this blog should help prepare you.

All-Natural Fillers

It’s called Biofil and it contains your own blood. Sounds gruesome but it really does pack a punch when it comes to boosting your appearance – and with it, your confidence. Once reinjected into the skin, the filler can target the appearance of wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat much larger areas. Biofil is a vegan-friendly product that has revolutionised the aesthetics industry. It uses a plasma-based product extracted from your blood and it works to add volume wherever you need it.

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Look Good, Feel Good with These Aesthetics Treatments

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It’s January, which means you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘look good, feel good’ about 34,567 times already – and we aren’t even half way through the month.

But there’s real meaning behind that old adage – and we do (well, most of us anyway) feel great when we look our best.

So here on the blog, we’re bringing you one treatment that will make you look good in 2019 – and beyond. But what is it? Say hello to the wonder of permanent makeup!

Look Good with Permanent Makeup

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If your goal in 2019 is to improve the way you feel about yourself by tweaking your appearance, this is the treatment for you.

Permanent makeup is huge news in the aesthetics industry, with big-name celebs showing off everything from perfectly groomed eyebrows to gorgeously neat lip liner. Of course, this can be achieved with semi-permanent makeup, via eyebrow tattoos or semi-permanent lip liner– and you can spread the cost of your treatment, too.

You can even have your eyeliner expertly drawn on – and you’ll also leave our clinic with thorough aftercare instructions to ensure you get the very best from your beautiful new, permanent eyebrows.

What happens during your permanent eyebrows treatment?

Permanent brows are one of our most popular procedures here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics, so we thought we’d make it the focus of this blog. The treatment itself is ideal for anyone who’d like to enhance the look and shape of their natural brows. Resulting in perfectly-defined brows, the procedure can also be beneficial for anyone suffering from alopecia ortrichotillomania.

Are permanent brows permanent?

Also known as eyebrow tattoos, permanent eyebrows aren’t realty permanent as the name would suggest – but can instead last up to two years. When you consider that you might otherwise spend in the region of £30 per monthly eyebrow treatment, semi-permanent brows can save you a small fortune – not to mention time! After all, you won’t need to make a regular trip to your usual beauty salon; following your consultation and your brow appointment, you’ll only need to come in for your touch-up a handful of weeks later.

Semi-permanent lip liner offers the same benefits, meaning you can save yourself some much-needed time in the morning – and save money on regular makeovers before your usual Friday night out. Our skilled aestheticians can perfectly define your lips in a colour of your choice – or they can help you pick a complementing shade that will do your everyday look justice.

If you’re unsure whether these permanent eyeliner or semi-permanent lip liner treatments are for you, simply click the corresponding links above to read more about them. You can also see regular before and after photos via our Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as read reviews from our clients.

If you’re ready to book your free consultation, simply click here and fill in your details; we’ll then be in touch to give you the best date for your permanent makeup appointment.

Helen Taylor Aesthetics Christmas Campaign

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It’s here – Helen Taylor Aesthetics’ 2018 Christmas campaign! Move over, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Aldi; we’re having a bash at giving you all a run for your money with our own festive ad.

In it, we meet David and Louise – a couple who may or may not be on the same page when it comes to the perfect gift to unwrap on December 25. We’re sure you’ll take them into your hearts as much as we have; why not scroll down to read their story – it may well resonate with a few of you.

Oh, and if you’re looking for something unique to buy that special someone this Christmas, we have just the thing: our Taylormade treatment packages. All you do is pay a deposit (a minimum of £200) and we’ll set you up a monthly direct debit with us. You’ll then be up and running on the Gocardless system and your recipient can enjoy a treatment of their choice (within your budget, of course) each month.

Why sign up for the Taylormade package then? Quite simply, it gets you off the hook for Christmas gifts, birthdays, anniversaries – and even Valentine’s Day. Go on get in touch with us and we’ll go from there. You can thank us later.

Helen Taylor Aesthetics Advent – Christmas Promotion

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This December we have a fantastic Christmas Advent Calendar promotion taking place on our facebook page.

From the 1st to the 24th of December we will have a different offer every day.

These offers will only be available to 3 lucky people, and the offer will only be revealed on the day.

Every day at 12 noon we will post the offer on our Facebook Page. It will look like this….

How do you get a chance to claim one of these exciting offers you ask? Well, all you need to do is follow us on Facebook and be in the first 3 to comment on the relevant offer.

It’s that simple, so join us on facebook this festive season and make sure you’re checking our page regularly.

The small print:
You must be over 25 years of age. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with our finance products. You must book your appointment for January or February 2018. Dermal fillers are not included in this promotion. A deposit must be paid to secure the booking of your appointment.

Dear Helen – Eyebrows – Part 3 – Brows & Cancer

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The latest episode of Dear Helen is here. This week we deal with a very delicate question from Lucy….

“I have just been looking through some of your photos of some of the eyebrows you have done I have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I’m waiting for a date to start treatment obviously with me being so young losing my lashes and eyebrows are a big worry to me. Just wondering if you have had anyone in a similar position and if the Microblading would be any good for me?
Thanks Lucy, from Oxford x”

Please get in touch if you have a question for Helen.

Dear Helen Part 2 – Eyebrows & Microblading

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The latest episode of Dear Helen is here, this week we cover the following….

Do you remove hair before having brows done?
Hi Helen, I have very little hair on my eyebrows (overplucking era!!) can I still have semi-permanent eyebrows?
What do you mean by semi-permanent?

 

Dear Helen – Kayleigh – What to do when brows go wrong?

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Hello everyone,
Here is Kayleigh’s story.. please take a look.
So pleased to have met Kayleigh.
Congratulations on your wedding 👰🏻🎩🎊
Helen x

“I previously had my brows tattooed by a ‘professional’ local to my home, I carried out so much research on her and certainly didn’t go for the cheapest option with her however from the minute I left her salon I regretted my decision. I suffered a horse riding accident when I was 18 with left my face disfigured and unsymmetrical which is one of the reasons I originally wanted my brows tattooed I was sick of levelling things up with brow pencils and it running or smudging in the heat. After I visited her I was left with unsymmetrical brows that over time turned blue and were the wrong shape for face, not only did they look terrible it had such an impact on my confidence. I searched high and low for a clinic that offers correctional work or removal. After sending photos, most clinics came back to me to say that there was anything that could be done and I would need several sessions of laser removal as they were so blue and deep. However Helen answered my prayers and recommended that I have a consultation with her so that she could see them in the flesh. It was agreed that they were terrible; Helen didn’t hold back and said exactly what was wrong with them. Helen advised that it would be a long and possibly painful process but would do her best to work with them. I am due to get married this Saturday (9th Sept) and I really wanted perfect brows in time for my big day so I could look back at my photos and like what I seen, previously I would avoid photos at all costs. Laser removal started very soon after my consultation and not going to lie it wasn’t a pleasant experience, my face swelled like Quasimodo, the day after I looked like the twin sister of Hitch from the film and I really worried I had done the wrong thing however this only lasted a couple of days, I followed the instructions Helen gave me religiously and for the next laser session I had hardly any affects afterwards, and the next one was completely pain free and no after affects. All this worry and discomfort was so worth it when I visited Helen for the 5th time at the beginning of August to have my new brows put on. Wow what a difference, not only to my face but to my confidence and the way I feel about myself. Helen you are truly amazing and extremely talented professional that I would highly recommend to anyone I come across that is wanting semi-permanent make up. My brows are so close to perfect now you have worked with them, and I have no doubt after my top up session in a few weeks they will be even better than perfect. You really don’t understand the difference you have made; I can smile on my wedding photos this weekend and have every reason to smile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for agreeing to treat me and putting up with all the daft questions and panic messages throughout the process. xxx” – Kayleigh’s Facebook Review

Dear Helen Part 1 – Eyebrows & Microblading

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Our fabulous Dear Helen series has begun, please check-out our videos……

Introduction

Eyebrows & Microblading

 

Four beauty secrets the experts won’t share with you…

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Victoria Beckham recently said that there are two types of women. There are those who share their beauty secrets, and there are those who keep their knowledge all to themselves.

I fall directly into the first category, as I’m a firm believer in making sure everyone I know looks and feels their very best.

On that note, here’s my rundown of the very best aesthetic treatments that you can take advantage of right now – whether you want to hide blemishes, conceal scars, combat signs of ageing or simply enhance your natural beauty in all its glory.

 

1) Cryo Facial: the 4-Minute Miracle

cyro facial The Cryo Facial is my secret anti-ageing weapon. Using a special tool called a CryoWand, I spray an ice-cold high-pressure jet flow of carbon dioxide onto your skin. The series of concentrated active ingredients work to blast away visible signs of ageing for a bright and youthful glow.

Wrinkles and fine lines will be less visible and the cold impact will encourage the flow of collagen and stimulate the skin to lift, rejuvenate and firm things up. The wand is specially designed to precisely target areas such as the forehead, brows and neck where many of my clients usually first see the signs of ageing.

The entire procedure is totally painless and it takes under five minutes with no downtime or side effects! You’ll see results immediately and effects last for four months or more. Many of my clients comment how the procedure is totally relaxing and akin to a revitalising facial massage! It’s a bit of a well-kept secret at the moment.

2) Mesotherapy: your Skin’s New Best Friend

mesotherapyForgive me if I sound a little science-y for a minute but it’s well worth it. Mesotherapy is a revolutionary vitamin-based skin treatment that involves injecting Hyaluronic Acid into the skin to promote skin health, encourage repair and slow down the signs of ageing.

Hyaluronic Acid is renowned for its anti-ageing properties but its molecules are too large to be absorbed in cream form. That’s what makes mesotherapy and this direct injection route so effective. My clients love how this treatment gives a youthful glow and improved skin colour and texture as mesotherapy improves blood microcirculation. Vitamins are so important to keep our bodies healthy, and vitamins for the skin are just as important. You’ll look fresher and your friends and family just won’t be able to put their finger on why!

 

3) Permanent Cosmetic Eyeliner: Eye Eye Captain!

permanent eyelinerEyes are one of our most defining features but the process of applying makeup every morning and finding the perfect products to enhance your features can prove taxing – and time-consuming.

Permanent Cosmetic Eyeliner genuinely changed my life! This treatment adds depth and definition to the eye area, and there are options available to suit all tastes. Perhaps you prefer a natural look and a soft, subtle line? Or maybe you like to make a statement with a bold, dramatic style. Either way, permanent cosmetic eyeliner will enhance either the upper or lower eyeline, or both.

This treatment is especially popular with clients whose eyes water in the cold winter weather or bright summer light. It’s also ideal for those with allergies to over-the-counter makeup who need an effective, permanent solution. And fitness fans who swim or go to the gym a lot. My treatments ensure smudge-proof, professional-look makeup that will enhance the colour of your eyes and dramatically improve definition. You’ll wish you’d had it done earlier. And the best thing is, no one knows until you tell them what you’ve had done.

4) Microblading: The Ultimate in Brow Beauty

eyebrows before and afterThe UK eyebrow industry is worth millions and the average woman spends hundreds of pounds every year in the quest to achieve the perfect brow. Microblading is an extremely straightforward, popular eyebrow resurrection treatment with outstanding results. Also known as eyebrow embroidery for its fine, intricate results, I use a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the skin to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows. Pigments are matched to your exact eyebrow colour, making this ideal for those with sparse brows who wish for a fuller appearance that still looks entirely natural and works with your facial features. Again, my work is subtle and all it means is you’ll never have to fill in your brows in the morning. You’ll look instantly more preened and ‘together’ without anyone knowing what’s changed.

 

So that’s my rundown of some of the very best beauty secrets in my Little Black Beauty Book.

If you’d like a FREE initial consultation to discuss any concerns and answer any questions, I would love to set up a time. Just give me a call or drop me an email. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Don’t forget: I have plenty more secrets in my clinic too. Just book a FREE consultation and have a chat about how I can help you look and feel your very best.

Friends and Eyebrows – A Dilemma!

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Is Honesty The Best Policy?

There are many issues that surround our friendships and some make-or-break questions to which we are never quite sure of the right answer.

Under the theme of ‘I wish someone had told me years ago,’ I wanted to discuss in this blog whether you should tell someone if they’re making a ‘beauty mistake’ and there’s vast room for improvement – or whether you should just keep quiet.

Teenage problems

When I was in school, one of the girls in our friendship group had really bad body odour. We were only about 13 and it was a bit like a problem that would come up in a Judy Blume novel. As we debated whether we should tell her about it, we tried to come up with some other analogies to test the theory. If you had spinach stuck in your teeth, would you want someone to tell you? And how should you phrase it so as not to hurt your friend’s feelings? If you’re one with the embarrassing problem, is it your friend’s responsibility to let you know?

I would say yes. Honesty is always the best way and if a friend is a true friend, you will want them to always look and feel their best.

Do you agree?

The beauty issue

But while spinach in the teeth and bad smells are much more ‘obvious’ problems, when somebody has bad eyebrows it can be a little more tricky. People’s looks are very personal, and often wrapped up within sensitive issues such as self-esteem and self-worth.

Suggesting to a friend that their eyebrows could do with a reshape is potentially a contentious topic.

They may respond with ‘But I like the way my brows look’ or even ‘What’s wrong with them?’ People are stuck in their ways and most of us will have had the same makeup and beauty routine for months or years. Having someone disrupt this with a simple, well-intentioned comment could be upsetting.

The thing is, it’s so worth it.

I know that my friends and I would appreciate being told if we had eyebrows that could be hugely improved. Yes, it might be a bit embarrassing and we would probably automatically go on the defensive at the time – but it won’t harm strong, solid friendships. In fact if they think calmly. most people will have respect for their friends for being honest.

If I tried on a dress that wasn’t flattering made me look big, I’d want an honest opinion from my friend and it’s the same with beauty.

Confidence and the right decision

There are reasons that we all have different talents and strengths – some of us are experts at writing, some at sales and some in beauty.

We can’t be expected to be perfect in every part of our lives and everyone needs a bit of help – and deserves a bit of a pampering session – every now and then.

I know my strengths and one of these is to create beautiful brows to frame and complement everyone’s individual face shape and features. I’ve lost count of the number of clients I’ve had who are surprised by just how great their eyebrows look after a treatment – and how much it has had a positive impact on their self confidence.

“I wish someone had told me years ago!” is a common exclamation

Brows are such an essential facial feature that will lift your face and complement your natural beauty. My treatments give clients perfectly groomed brows with exquisite definition that will induce bags of confidence through a more youthful, symmetrical appearance.

Sometimes my clients have confided in me that they had issues with their appearance but didn’t realise that it was their brows that were the problem. They confessed that they felt so much more beautiful after their treatment, and that’s something to be proud of.

At the end of the day, telling a friend how they can look even more beautiful is a positive action filled with good intentions.

Achieving the perfect eyebrow shape, colour and tone is a tricky part of any beauty treatment and having a little help to look absolutely fabulous from the moment you wake up can only be a good thing.

If that’s not a self-esteem booster, I don’t know what is!

I’d love to know what you think.

Would you want to know if your brows were bad? Or would you rather be left to get on with it alone?