Helen and Chloe discuss everything we have coming up for 2019. New products, 3D Lipo, Taylor Made, Weight Loss, New Years Resolutions, and much much more.
Grab yourself a sandwich, get yourself comfortable – it’s time to delve into the world of skin tightening.
Hello, it’s Helen and today I wanted to talk to you about skin tightening.
Have you found yourself looking in the mirror lately, and things just don’t seem as plump, tight or youthful as they used to be? It’s not necessarily that you have ‘wrinkles’ (although they certainly might be present), but somehow your face just isn’t as toned and tight as it once was.
You’ve worked your way through the expensive face creams, and serums, and have maybe even tried some ‘at home’ devices.
But somehow, you just don’t seem to get the results that you’re after, and you’re starting to feel a little ‘fed up with things’.
And – it’s not just about your face is it.. You may also be experiencing this on your body, from a flabby stomach to those pesky bingo wings! You understand that this is all a part of ageing, but if there was something that you could do about it, you’d be first in line to do it.
If any of this sounds familiar, then let me introduce you to your perfect solution:- welcome to the world of skin tightening.
Before we get down to the treatments, let’s talk about what exactly is skin tightening and who is the ideal candidate for it?
Skin tightening is something that is suitable really, for anyone over the age of 30 who is starting to experience what I’d call the very first signs of ageing. It can be used as a preventative treatment, to stop your skin from slackening and it can also be used to tighten skin where it’s already happened. Skin tightening on the body is less ‘age related’ and more to do with weight loss so this can be used by anybody.
Treatments that do the job when it comes to skin tightening:
Skin tightening solutions for the face..
Radiofrequency: Your skin will thank you when you treat yourself to radiofrequency. Here at the clinic we offer RF that can be used to target many areas, including the jowls, cheeks, and neck area. RF or ‘skin rejuvenation’ offers a tightening and lifting effect for those who don’t want to undergo surgery and can be used on both the face and body.
Profhilo: Fast becoming a celebrity favourite, Profhilo involves the injection of Hyaluronic Acid into the face, so that not only will you experience an immediate tightening effect it will also boost your own collagen production.
Profhilo gives an ‘inner glow’ effect that really is outstanding.
PDO Threads: Ideal for anyone above the age of 30, PDO threads target everything from crow’s feet to nasolabial and marionette lines (which run from the nose and mouth and contribute to a frown-like appearance), PDO thread-lifts are also beneficial for treating jowls and a sagging neck, as they help kill off fat cells.
Plasma Blast: The one with the longest downtime, Plasma is extremely impressive and effective as a skin tightening treatment, literally blasting away excess skin cells (by dehydrating them), this treatment can be used on both the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the neck and forehead area.
Skin tightening solutions for the Body:
Sagging skin indy.isn’t just a treatment just for your face, it can also works wonders on your body.
3D Lipo: The 3D Lipo machine not only destroys unwanted areas of fat, it can also be used to tighten loose and sagging skin, for example, that occurs after weight loss treatment. Using HiFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) and RF (radiofrequency) skin can be toned and tightened quickly and can treat areas such as the stomach, bingo wings, thighs, and face.
You can also use treatments that we covered for the face, on the body: Plasma Blast can work wonders when used on the body to tighten to loose skin and PDO Threads can give a lift to areas such as your neck and breasts. Profhilo can be used for skin tightening on the hands, and RF can be used in multiple areas.
How soon will you see results + how often should you do it?
Skin tightening treatments are fantastic because you can usually see results fairly quickly. In fact all of the treatments that I have covered, will have you looking in the mirror saying ‘wow’ at the end of your very first session.
How many sessions you will need, depends upon your individual concerns and needs, and the best way to discover this is to book a free consultation so that we can discuss your TaylorMade treatment plan.
One thing that I will say, is that regardless of the amazing outcome that you get with one of the above treatments, day by day we arecontinually ageing. This means that in time, ageing will again become obvious, and a top up treatment may be advisable.
My TaylorMade recommendation:
I recommend that you get skin tightening treatments done as and when you need them. An initial course as advised above may be recommended after a consultation but if you are at all concerned about skin ageing and feel that skin tightening may be the answer for you, I recommendtreating your area of concern, little and often.
When done professionally, skin tightening treatments can be extremely impressively effective.
Until the next time,
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?
Do you spring out of bed, and fall in love with what you see in the mirror? Or, like many of us, does your morning start off more like this…. You hit the snooze button (several times over!), you drag yourself out from under your duvet, only to arrive at the bathroom mirror, looking far from human, let alone anything close to fabulous.
The way that you FEEL, first thing in the morning is actually really important. You are setting yourself up for the day that is ahead of you. By making 3 simple changes to the way that you wake up daily, you can have a huge impact not only on your psychology, but also on the way that you live in general. Below, are my 3 ways to wake up looking (+ feeling) fabulous. We’ll be talking permanent makeup, facials, and mindset tips!
1. Wake up + take a ‘moment’.
Don’t worry, I am not going to tell you to spring out of bed in the morning and be thankful for the world around you. But, one great way to start the day, is to set your alarm just 5 minutes early, and take a moment to ‘CHOOSE your attitude’. How do you want to feel today? This tip is oh so simple but the effects really can be life changing.
Think about the mood that you want to be in. Visualise the day that you’d like to see happen unfolding. Know, that YOU get to choose your mindset. Just FEEL how you want to feel, and allow yourself to ‘take a moment’. Then, move onto the next step.
2. Prepare for the ‘you’ that you want to see in the mirror.
If you’ve followed the first step and are feeling fabulous, but then you head into the bathroom and take one look in the mirror, and are not happy with the face staring back at you- your whole mood changes. If you start your day feeling negative, then everything else is affected. So, make it your mission, to work on preparing your appearance so that you LOVE what you see staring back at you. Here are my top tips on how to achieve that:
- Treat yourself to a regular facial. I highly recommend the HydraFacial, which addresses just about any skin concern and gives you that Celebrity wow factor. From deep hydration, to plumping out fine lines + wrinkles, from treating acne and reducing Hyperpigmentation and pore size, this is a must for everyone.
- Wake up to Makeup – I don’t know about you, but I usually feel better, once I’ve put on my makeup. Permanent MakeUp means that you can wake up to makeup, (and wake up to feeling fabulous) every single morning.. Eyebrows, eyeliner, and even your lipliner, can now all be ‘done for you’. This not only means that you LOOK better, it also saves you a heap of time in the morning. Now who doesn’t want a piece of that? Permanent makeup really can (+ will) change your life for the better.
- Drink some lemon water. A great way to start the day is to drink some lemon water, ideally warm water (as it’s more gentle on the digestive system), with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Not only will it detox your entire system, it’s great for your complexion.
3. Create (+use) a ‘secret weapon’ daily ritual.
If you’ve adopted steps 1 + 2, you’re on your way to a whole new you when you start your morning rituals. One way that you can keep the momentum going, is to create (+use) a ‘secret weapon’ daily ritual, that will act as a ‘trigger’ to fire off a positive mindset.
One example, (and it’s best to keep this super simple), is to treat yourself to a luxurious body lotion and and as you go about your morning beauty rituals, massage it into your body and imagine that you are coating yourself in positivity.
Know, that every time you reapply this body lotion, (on your lunch break for example), you are triggering that positive mindset and are reminding yourself that you are CHOOSING fabulous.
So, there you have it. From choosing your morning mindset, to permanent makeup and secret weapon rituals – say hello to tomorrow morning, and wake up looking (+feeling!) FABULOUS.
Let me know over on our Facebook Page how you get on with this, and enjoy the rest of today,
Until the next time,
Once again, the wonderful Vicki has created a series of Vlogs for us, detailing her experience of our PDO Thread treatment. You can watch them all on our YouTube Channel please give us a like and subscribe if you are enjoying our content. We have also created a playlist, where you can see all of Vicki’s videos in order – make sure you head over there and hit ‘Play’.
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.
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.
Out first Helen Taylor Vlog. This Week Helen introduces herself and tells us about her journey and what is coming up for 2019. Thanks for watching.
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
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.
During the festive season, you’re likely to hear the expression: “Go on…it’s Christmas” more than a handful of times. After all, it’s the stock answer to a number of questions, including ‘Should I have another mince pie?’, ‘Can I have the last Malteser in the Celebrations box?’ and ‘Am I a bit piggy for scoffing yet another wedge of cheese with my wine?’
Just a week later, though, and the expression emerging from people’s mouths is quite different. ‘New Year, new me’ is bandied around quite a lot as the clock ticks to welcome in another 12 months. But what is it about January specifically – and a new year in general – that has us all considering a transformation or two? A trimmer waist line, whiter teeth, a new haircut…admit it; you’ve thought about at least one of those in the first month of the calendar year.
We took to the good old Internet to find out why people are motivated to make a change at the start of a new year. This site suggests that, for some people, “…it takes something radical for them to change their ways.” – and what could be better than a new year to do just that?
Psychology Today says that we should look at ourselves ‘on a daily basis’ and not just at the start of a new year. Holding ourselves to account year-round will help us to accomplish more goals.
But when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people that make them do tend to stick to a vow or goal more easily than those who don’t make one in the first place.
The reason for this is because we tend to tell someone else about our resolutions, which is a great way to hold ourselves accountable. As our own clinic manager, Chloe, said in a recent team meeting: ‘I use Monday of every week as my fresh start’.
The fact is, we all like to start a new goal with ‘a fresh slate’ – and by beginning in a new week, month or year, we can mentally wipe clean said slate and ‘forget’ the sins of the former week, month of year.
Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions: Some Tips from the Helen Taylor Aesthetics Team
The best way to stick to your resolutions is to start small. Yes, you may have a few goals on your list, but don’t try to smash them all at once. Instead, tackle one at a time – whether it’s to quit smoking, save money, or finally streamline your figure with some 3DLipo– begin gradually and don’t be too hard on yourself along the way.
This tip goes hand in hand with the one above – but it’s vital that you’re realistic about what you want to achieve, as well as how long you have to achieve it.
If you’re hoping to lose weight, a healthy loss of 2 lbs a week (totalling 8 lbs per month) is the way to go, rather than expecting to drop a stone or more in the same period. Make goals you know you can reach, and you’ll be setting yourself up for success.
Have you also considered setting a goal that’s extremely easy to keep, too? Treating yourself to a monthly facial is a resolution that you’ll find a doddle to achieve, as we all love a spot of pampering. Plus, when you spread the cost of your treatments with our finance deal, you have every reason to treat yourself and your skin.
Don’t Put Off a Big Change
The easiest way to smash your New Year’s goals is to make a bold move before you can talk yourself out of it. Whether that’s booking yourself in for a treatment, signing up for that gym membership and putting your name down for a class or two, or strengthening your skill set with a new course at night school.
Go on; you can do it – and we’ll look forward to hearing all about it here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics.
Christmas is just days away, which means one thing: the new year can’t be too far behind. So, as we get ready to clink Champagne glasses to mark the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2018, we can’t help but reflect on what a fantastic 12 months it’s been here in the Helen Taylor Aesthetics clinic.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on our blog, you’ll know that we like to give you a monthly rundown of what’s been happening here in our Rugby-based premises, with the November post being our latest edition. Now, it’s time for our special 2018 instalment…read on to find out what’s been happening here lately…
We Added New Treatments to Our Menu!
In a bid to be at the forefront of aesthetics trends, we’re all about bringing revolutionary new treatments to our clinic – and 2018 was an exciting year for us where fresh and innovative procedures were concerned.
The popular Hydrafacial was one of two new treatments to be added to our brimming menu, with 3DLipo another. The former allows our clients to ‘put their best face forward’ and enjoy smoother, softer skin (it’s even good for acne-prone complexions), while the latter allows them to streamline their figure and get beach-ready in time for summer.
We’ll continue working hard behind the scenes at the clinic, training our staff on the latest treatments and ensuring we stay very much ahead of the curve.
We Turned Sparse Brows into ‘Wow Brows’
Alongside the new treatments we’ve introduced here at the clinic, we’ve been filling up the diary with bookings for semi-permanent eyebrows. As ever, the treatment has proved extremely popular, with more and more people opting to say goodbye to sparse, uneven brows and a big ‘hello’ to perfectly groomed, face-framers. Your consultation is free and you can even spread the cost of your treatment with interest-free finance, so why wouldn’t you get booked in too?!
As well as semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, there’s been a surge in popularity for lip tattoos and eyeliner. Considering the treatment can make your morning routine much smoother, semi-permanent cosmetics make perfect sense.
Oh, and if you’re feeling daunted ahead of your visit to Helen Taylor Aesthetics, please don’t. We’ve prepared a blog post with some handy hints and advice to help ease any anxieties before you come and see us for your appointment.
We Expanded Our Clinic!
We became so busy in 2018 that we simply had to make more space, so we brought in a team to transform our clinic and introduce a second treatment room to our premises. It’s meant we can welcome even more of you through our doors and that’s made us really happy here in the clinic.
We Welcomed a New Face
2018 was also the year our friendly clinic therapist, Katherine, joined our team. Katherine’s often one of the first people you’ll see when you visit us here in Rugby – and you can be sure you’ll feel more at ease when you’re in her safe and capable hands in the treatment room.
Of course, there’s lots more to come in 2019 and we can’t wait to share more exciting news with you as the months go by – stay tuned and don’t forget to get in touch if we can get you booked in for some New Year treatments!
When you’re preparing to try something new – be it a haircut, a fitness class or even public speaking – you’re bound to have a few anxieties.
It’s only natural to feel a little daunted when you’re on the cusp of something you’ve never done before – and nerves are something we see almost every day in the clinic. But there’s really no need to worry. In fact, one of the most common comments we receive when our clients emerge from the treatment room is: “I wish I’d done it sooner.”
But, like a lot of you, a few, pre-procedure worries were putting them off. So, to help you prepare for your visit to our clinic, we thought we’d share with you some things to consider:
We Do What We Do, Day-in, Day-out
Our team understand that you might be feeling a little nervous – and that’s completely understandable After all, you’re putting your trust in someone you don’t know to take the very best care of your prized possessions: your face and your body.
But our team – led by experienced aesthetics practitioner, Helen Taylor – will make you feel more than at home from the minute you walk through the doors of our clinic. Remember: we do what we do on a daily basis – and we’ve completed the necessary training to be able to do so.
Why not take time to discover more about our team over here? If you have a question or two, please feel free to email us, too. We want you to feel completely comfortable before your visit and we’ll do our utmost to ensure that’s the case.
We Don’t Notice Your ‘Wobbly Bits’
We all have an area or two we feel less than confident about – and the chances are, what you see in the mirror isn’t what we see. While we can certainly help you smooth and shape any problem areas, we will tell you this: your ‘wobbly bits’ or imperfections aren’t nearly as noticeable to anyone else. What we mean when we say this is please don’t feel daunted about baring what you may need to bare here in our clinic – whether that’s stubborn areas of fat for 3D Lipo, or acne-prone skin ahead of a facial.
We see women’s bodies – of all shapes and sizes – in almost every treatment and our goal is simply to help you feel more confident about yourself. Ours is a discreet and friendly team and you can feel more than comfortable when you visit us for a procedure or two.
We’ll Explain All at Your Consultation
If you’re worrying about what to expect during your treatment, please try not to. Our free consultation service is designed to help you have any of your burning questions answered. Perhaps you’d like to know what happens during fat freezing, or maybe you’d simply like to understand how long it’ll take for your eyebrows to heal after semi-permanent brows. Believe us when we say that no question is too silly – ask away and we’ll gladly answer.
Ours is a Friendly and Relaxed Clinic – But Don’t Just Take Our Word for It!
Believe us when we say you won’t be the only one to have a few pre-treatment nerves – and you can check out our reviews to see that it’s normal to feel anxious. Many of our clients state in their review that they wish they’d visited us for their chosen treatment much sooner. Below are just some of those kind words – and you can view the rest here.
“Helen was amazing and professional from start to finish. Made me feel so at ease everytime I went to visit. I had three sessions in total as my eyebrows were not completely finished yet, which was amazing. Shows how much of a perfectionist she is with all of her work. Thank you so much xx” Charlotte Goodall
“Lovely and welcoming, excellent service with brilliant results. Had my eyebrows done and I am so happy with the results xx” Sharon Lorraine
“I’m so pleased with Helen’s work,my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner! Helen is a true professional & extremely skilled at what she does.
I put off having microblading for some time after hearing & seeing a lot of disasters with other people I knew. I followed Helen’s page & posts for a year before finally going to see her. It was worth travelling further out because as soon as I met Helen, I knew I had full confidence in going ahead with the treatment. Helen discussed everything thoroughly and made sure she knew my thoughts & expectations before agreeing that it was a suitable treatment for me. I was still a little nervous on the day but Helen made sure that we got the right colour & shape before going ahead. Helen gave great advice on colours and how they may change, she was so knowledgeable which made me feel at ease. I’m so happy with my brows, the colour & shape are so natural & I couldn’t be anymore pleased. They’ve given me so much confidence & I can fully go make up free when I want to! I would highly recommend Helen for this, don’t make the mistake of finding a cheaper deal. You really need a highly trained professional who knows what they’re doing for something like this.” Katie Kirk
Feeling more confident to book in? You can organise your free consultation here on our site.