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.
The latest Dear Helen video is now live! This week we discuss Plasma Blast treatments.
Don’t forget to get in touch if you have a question for Helen.
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she looks in the mirror and sees her mother staring back at her. It’s not always a bad thing – after all, most of our mother’s had beautiful skin, thanks to lower pollution levels and a diet containing less processed foods. But there’s something about the appearance of those first few lines that is so reminiscent of the woman who raised us that it makes us feel… well, old. Older than we feel, anyway.
Unlike our mothers’ generation, however, there are now plenty of minimally invasive procedures available to take years off the face and keep us looking like the daughters in the dynamic.
Take the thread lift, for example; just one of the advanced aesthetic procedures I perform. More and more women are discovering just how effective this can be for rejuvenating the appearance – and, unlike the drastic ‘wind-tunnel-effect’ face-lifts of our mothers’ day, there’s not a single scalpel involved.
Using local anaesthetic, micro-needles are painlessly inserted, then withdrawn to leave tiny threads in place beneath the skin. These give an instant lifting effect, but also encourage collagen to form tiny tubes around them, so the benefits get even better over time. In fact, the results can last up to three years – not bad considering the whole thing can be done in less time than it takes you to get your roots done. You can read more about the procedure HERE.
If you’re a mum yourself, investing in your skin is a lovely way to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work. And if you’re feeling super generous, you could always book a treatment for your own Mum while you’re at it! You were probably the cause of many of those lines on her brow, after all…
Happy Mothers Day!
This summer, my new clinic has been crammed full with clients seeking all the latest aesthetic treatments. The aesthetics side of my business is really taking off and I’m so happy to be able to help people look and feel their best by using my treatments.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve recently added a fresh therapy to my portfolio in the form of Carbon Facials.
What Exactly Is A Carbon Facial?
Also known as Carbon Skin Rejuvenation, the Carbon Facial is a turbo-charged dermabrasion-style treatment. Some people describe it as a more sophisticated and gentler version of the laser peel. This is the treatment for you if you’re seeking fresher, younger-looking skin and a non-invasive therapy with immediate results. It’s also a good pre-prep if you’re thinking of trying mesotherapy.
What To Expect At Your Appointment
At the beginning of the process, I will apply a medium layer of high-energy carbon paste to the surface of your skin. A low-level heat is generated and a laser beam used, encouraging the paste to disperse and dead or damaged skin cells to absorb the carbon. Younger cells that lie deep beneath the surface of your skin remain untouched.
By removing the outer layer of dead skin, your skin will appear refreshed, revitalised and radiant. I am essentially resurfacing your skin for highly effective, long-term results. Carbon is used for its strong absorbing properties in tandem with the laser, meaning it deeply penetrates and stimulates pores with laser precision. The laser energy beam also works alongside a light vacuum that removes the carbon particles as it scans the face.
The treatment works beautifully to reduce large or dilated pores as the lining of the open pores reacts to the carbon paste. This results in tighter skin and improved texture even on tricky areas such as the nose. Many patients also find that the treatment removes blackheads, whiteheads and other minor imperfections.
The thermal effect of the heat stimulates collagen production for natural skin repair and restoration of elasticity. This makes it ideal for clients concerned about fine lines and wrinkles as the treatment reduces the appearance of deeper lines and ‘fills in’ wrinkles for a more even, more youthful skin tone.
Be Honest. Does It Hurt?
The beauty of such a cutting-edge treatment is that I use the best industry techniques for a pain-free process. Some clients report that it creates the same sensation as pins and needles while others say it feels a little ticklish!
Another bonus point is that there is absolutely no downtime with a carbon facial. You can resume normal activities as soon as your treatment is finished. I do suggest avoiding makeup and hot showers for a few hours after your treatment to ensure optimum results.
Short- or Long-Term Options
For many of my clients, the carbon facial is their secret weapon. Both men and women pop in a few days before a big work or social event for a fast route to glowing, firm and super-soft skin.
You can also enjoy a series of monthly treatments over a suggested minimum period of six months. In this case, skin is stimulated towards new collagen regeneration over a longer period of time to enhance the effect of the process.
Am I Suitable for this Treatment?
It’s more than likely that you are! The vast majority of people are totally suitable. I hold a free one-on-one consultation with all my clients before any treatment where I will conduct a full health assessment and identify any barriers to the procedure. I will also use a skin patch test when I believe it is necessary to ensure there will be no hostile reaction to treatment.
If you’d like to book for a carbon facial do contact me today.
With Halloween fast approaching, I’m getting excited – and not only because I’ve got the perfect excuse to snack on toffee apples and watch scary films. It’s also because I’ve recently introduced a new treatment to my beauty portfolio – the Vampire Facelift. Don’t let the nickname put you off because this is one of the most cutting-edge and effective treatments on the market today…
Behind the mask
Many of us find that the ageing process brings with it a number of unwelcome side effects. Bits of our body start to sag due to the plasma being diverted to the organs, our skin becomes greyer, and our face shape less defined. Fine lines and wrinkles suddenly become part of our everyday lives.
These are all common issues that people can encounter from as young as their mid-twenties. Some ladies also find that they experience pigmentation after childbirth. I meet some ladies who have brown pigmentation on their upper lip following laser hair removal.
Thankfully, the vampire facial can help to fix these issues. The plasma-based rejuvenation therapy is used to treat scarring and signs of ageing such as wrinkles and pigmentation. It’s essentially an advanced version of dry needling and both treatments are entirely natural and kind to the skin.
While dry needling encourages the skin’s production of natural collagen, vampire facelifts work by taking your own blood, drawing out the plasma/platelets and injecting them back into your skin. The treatment is entirely safe as it’s impossible for the body to have a reaction against its own plasma.
How it works
The treatment begins by taking the blood and placing it into four small vials. The blood is then put into a centrifuge and spun – this will separate the plasma from the blood. The plasma is then siphoned off as that’s the good stuff!
This process shows just how intelligent our plasma is – you can tell how healthy someone is by his or her plasma alone. The separation divide is less clear and the plasma appears darker in those of us who are of poor health. If you are a smoker, the blood separation will appear even fuzzier.
There are a number of ways that the vampire facelift uses your plasma to treat different skin issues. All of these methods work to restore definition and improve tone and texture by encouraging the body’s natural healing process.
Time to glow
For those who wish to plump out their skin and create a rosy appearance, I will gently inject the plasma directly into the fine lines and wrinkles. Injecting the plasma straight back into the skin using tiny needles helps to stimulate blood flow and rejuvenate the skin for a natural, healthy and more youthful image.
When treating pigmentation issues, I might also add a vitamin cocktail to tighten skin and make it appear fresher.
The treatment’s name comes from the part of the process where I work my way round the skin on your face using microscopic needles to inject plasma into the most important entrance points. I will then let this “sit on the skin” in a type of facemask so that it fully absorbs the plasma.
While this might sound a bit intimidating, there’s no need to be nervous. I’ll let you know what’s happening at all stages.
Vampire facelifts work their magic pretty fast and your skin will feel softer just one day after treatment. Most clients will experience a bit of spotted blood and some redness but this will fade after just a few hours. I always advise my clients to only use mineral-based makeup (if any) following treatment.
This therapy is kind to your skin as all it uses is your very own plasma – the Rolls Royce of your blood and the power that keeps it all going.
Once you’ve had your treatment you’ll see the results improve over the following 2 – 3 months with the effects lasting up to 2 years. This really is one of the best treatments you can invest in if you’re looking to combat the signs of ageing.
Last but not least, if you’ve Googled “Kim Kardashian Vampire Facelift” don’t be put off – my treatments are nothing like that! While the idea behind it is the same, my treatments are entirely natural and use a different application process.
For more information or to just have a chat about how the vampire facelift can help your skin, get in touch today!