Well Being

Skin Debunk

Are you doing these eight things to your face? Here’s Our Skin Debunk

Are you doing these eight things to your face? Here’s Our Skin Debunk 960 643 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

How are your new year’s health goals going? If one of your resolutions was to take better care of your skin, you’ll be glad you stumbled upon this blog post.

It features eight, very enlightening points about your face – and what you should and shouldn’t be doing for optimum skin health. So, if you’re doing one (or more) of these things to your complexion, it’s time to rethink. Read on for the Helen Taylor Aesthetics skin debunk.

That’s right, we’re exposing some of the myths about skin, skincare routines and skincare to ensure you can enjoy a brighter, fresher face this year.

Skipping SPF

We’re sorry, but it simply isn’t okay to skip SPF in winter. The general consensus may be that your skin doesn’t need protection during the cooler months, but that simply isn’t true. Vogue explains why you need sunscreen or SPF year-round. After all, you get one face – and it’s vital you look after it.

The site suggests:“Incidental sun exposure—the kind experienced on a daily commute—has a cumulative effect that results in fine lines and sagging skin” and our founder Helen agrees.

Wearing sunscreen all year is a must, so make sure you incorporate it into your skincare routine.

Skin Debunk

Avoiding Chocolate

Despite what well-meaning relatives or friends will tell you, there is no evidence between chocolate and pimples – so tuck in if you enjoy a chunk every now and then. After all, a little bit of what you enjoy won’t harm.

If you’re suffering from acne-prone skin, chat to our team at Helen Taylor Aesthetics about your options. We have a Taylormade Hydrafacial just for you, for example – and we also offer chemical peels for stubborn acne marks and scars.

Sitting in the Shade

You aren’t immune from sun damage, simply because you choose to sit in the shade. In fact, that’s one of the biggest skin myths out there!

According to skincancer.org, “people can spend long hours in the shade while still receiving quite a lot of sun exposure and risking sun damage”. Be safe, folks – slather that sunscreen on!

Scrubbing Oily Skin with Exfoliators

Got oily skin? Maybe harsh exfoliators and cleansers featuring micro beads form part of your usual skincare routine.

Well, it’s time to rethink your beauty regime! Self.com offers nine ways you could be contributing to even oiler skin – and over-scrubbing is suggested as one of them. The site says you should avoid pore-clogging products too. Why not chat to us about a skincare regime that’s devised just for you, as well as a programme of regular facials? Or book your free consultation here.

Skin Debunk

Using Only Expensive Skincare Brands

While there’s something very luxurious about using premium skincare, doing so may not be the best course of action for your skin. Often, the fewer products the better. Stay tuned here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics, as we’re working hard behind the scenes to devise our own range of skin-loving cleansers and moisturisers and we’re pretty sure you’ll love them.

Stockpiling Anti-Ageing Creams

While a good skincare routine may help keep your complexion hydrated, don’t be fooled by products that promise the earth and ingredient lists filled with chemicals you can’t pronounce.

The BBC suggests that scientific-sounding products aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be, so don’t be tempted to panic-buy anti-ageing creams. Instead, try a targeted, bespoke approach to skincare, selecting the products that work best for your skin type.

Washing Your Face Too Much

This point ties in with over-scrubbing your face with harsh cleansers; washing your face too much can also be a no-no – even if you don’t have oily skin. Allure offers some advice on how often you should cleanse your skin, so if you’re doing it too often, maybe it’s time to revise your skincare routine.

Be aware that your skin’s needs may change as you age too; for example, skincare at 30 may be drastically different to your regime at 20. If you need some advice on the best treatment(s) for you, why not book your free consultation with us?

Trying ‘Professional’ Treatments at Home

You may well have heard that dermarolling at home is much cheaper than visiting a clinic. But please don’t be tempted to try professional treatments like this yourself. True, you may save yourself a few pounds, but is it worth the risk that you might permanently damage your skin? We say definitely not.

 Skin Debunk

Instead, chat to us about how we can devise a bespoke plan for you that’ll target all your skin woes and boost your confidence. Alternatively, book your free consultation here.

urge incontinence

A New You Awaits in 2019

A New You Awaits in 2019 2000 2999 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Want to start 2019 as you mean to go on? If you’re suffering from urge incontinence as a result of age or multiple births, you can discover more about the Hifu Vela-V max vaginal tightening treatment here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics.

Offering superior female rejuvenation and tightening, the revolutionary machine can help with urge incontinence as a result of laughing, coughing or sneezing – and our clients tell us it’s changed their lives. In fact, why not read all about Sarah’s experience of the Hifu treatment by taking a look at one of our recent blogs.

In it, Sarah tells all about the procedure – and she does so candidly to ensure anyone who’s thinking about the treatment needn’t feel daunted about it. With three children, Sarah knows only too well the strains that multiple births can put on the female body – and she’s thrilled that after a relatively short treatment, she can now go about her day without worrying she’ll have an ‘accident’.

Did the urge incontinence treatment we performed on Sarah hurt? She describes it as like ‘having just got off a bike’, saying the muscles certainly feel like they’ve had a workout. But overall, she was pleased with how soon she was off the treatment couch – after just 45 minutes to be exact.

A revolutionary treatment for stress incontinence

Hifu Vela-V max really is the go-to treatment for stress incontinence – and you needn’t worry about the procedure itself. Applying high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to deliver energy into the deeper layers of skin (SMAS layer), as well as the dermis layer, this smooth and quick treatment is non-invasive.

What’s more, results from this stress incontinence procedure are immediate, which means that you can go about your day in no time and enjoy the results straight away.

What should I expect from the vaginal tightening procedure?

First things first: remember that we do this procedure on a near-daily basis, so aside from the fact we’re experts at it, we won’t worry about seeing your private bits and pieces – and neither should you! We’re all ladies here and you shouldn’t feel daunted about visiting us for the treatment.

If you do find yourself feeling a little bit apprehensive, please do take some time to read a blog post we created about pre-appointment anxieties. It may help to alleviate any of your fears before you visit us.

During the procedure itself, we’ll insert a special probe into the vagina (don’t worry; it isn’t as scary as it sounds!). Once the relevant settings are chosen, the probe will auto-rotate to ensure delivering this effective treatment is both simple and smooth.

You can look forward to no downtime or bleeding – only an improved quality of life where female incontinence is concerned. Hooray to that!

Want to hear more about vaginal tightening here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics? Chat to our friendly and discreet team today and we’ll happily answer any of your questions. Alternatively, you can book in for your free consultation by clicking here.

 

Fat Banishing Treatments

Trim Up in 2019 with Taylormade Fat-Banishing Treatments

Trim Up in 2019 with Taylormade Fat-Banishing Treatments 2000 1719 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be? If your answer to that question is ‘nothing’, we salute you! Body confidence is everything – and we often wish we had a smidgen more of it. After all, there always seems to be something about ourselves that we want to alter a little. Ahem, *fat melting*.

For many of our clients, their weight is one of the key things they’d change – and it’s the reason hundreds of you visit us here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics for revolutionary fat-banishing treatments. Of course, a brand-new year is the perfect time to make some changes – if you’d like to – so we’re letting you in on the procedures you can try here in our Rugby aesthetics clinic.

3D Lipo and Fat Freezing

Part of the famous 3D brand, 3D Lipo is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that aims to get you looking and feeling your best in a relatively short period of time. The procedure is the culmination of two decades of personal experience by its founder, Roy Cowley – who’s known for developing results-driven devices in the aesthetics industry.

It’s hugely popular with celebrities, too, with Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson recently trying it out for herself and giving it the thumbs up. Click the link above to see Marnie undergoing the treatment, which includes a glimpse of what to expect when you try the procedure out, too.

Using exceptionally clever technology, it helps address any issues relating to excess fat and will ensure you can start January as you mean to go on throughout the year: feeling more confident.

Our therapists will work with you to deliver a ‘Taylormade’ treatment plan just for you. A bespoke approach which incorporates fat melting, reduction, freezing and tightening, we’ll ensure great results at the end of it.

What happens during 3D Lipo?

There’s no need for a canula to be inserted with 3D Lipo; instead, it uses heat from fibre-optic lasers to melt body fat. Combining methods called ‘Cavitation’ and ‘Cryolipolysis’ (the former is for inch loss, while the latter helps rid you of stubborn pockets of fat), the treatment physically destroys fat cells, as opposed to breaking them up, before releasing them into the body.

A gel will be placed on your skin during the treatment, before ultrasound plates are moved over your body and you may feel a warm sensation.

What about results?

Keen to see our clients’ results? Head to our online portfolio to view some before and after photos – and if you have any questions about any of our fat melting procedures, please feel free to get in touch. You can also check out some reviews from our clients on our Facebook page.

In terms of results, you’ll notice an improvement in the treated area immediately, with a block of a few sessions often required. Ready to book your no-obligation consultation? Just click here to book yours; we’re already taking appointments for early January and February, so don’t miss out.

Hydrafacial

HydraFacial: Lauren’s Experience

HydraFacial: Lauren’s Experience 251 299 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Problem skin? Or perhaps your complexion’s simply looking a little lacklustre. Whatever your skin woes, there’s a bespoke HydraFacial for you – and we now offer the popular treatment here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics.

Tightening the pores and hydrating the face, HydraFacials can help alleviate a whole host of skin sins – from spots to blemishes and even fine lines and wrinkles. They’re suitable for all skin types and ages, too – and they take just half an hour.

Recently, Lauren – a client of ours – came to try out a HydraFacial for the first time. This is what she thought…

I’m nearly 35, yet I still suffer from acne-prone skin. For a lot of years now, it hasn’t been anywhere near as bad as it was in my teens, but I’ve recently taken a break from the contraceptive pill and I’m waiting for all hell to break loose where my complexion’s concerned.

Hydrafacial

When I visited Helen Taylor Aesthetics for my very first HydraFacial a fortnight or so ago, my skin was having a bit of a moment. Just five weeks after quitting the pill and angry, red spots had already begun to rear their ugly heads around my chin – hooray for that. NOT.

If you struggle with your skin yourself, you’ll know that it zaps all your confidence and means you spend a lot more money than most on concealer. I don’t know about you, but I’m determined to get my skin under control once and for all – and without the ‘safety blanket’ of the pill.

So, I listened to Helen and the team, who told me I had nothing to fear with the HydraFacial – and that it’d help my skin and help give me back some confidence. Another thing you’ll understand if you have less than perfect skin is that putting your trust in anything new – be it a lotion, potion, foundation, regime or treatment – can be daunting.

Hydrafacial

 

But I did it. I left my worries at the door and got up on the treatment couch – and I’m so glad I did. Katherine performed the procedure and her knowledge of HydraFacial was clear from the off. Not only that, she was so caring and patient, answering any questions and really putting me at ease.

It helped to know that she’s also experienced a few issues with her own skin; it made being stripped of my foundation so much easier.

So, what happened during the treatment itself – the ‘Skin Health for Life’ HydraFacial? Well, despite having all the debris and dead skin sucked from my face, it was actually fairly relaxing. Like a ‘spring clean for the complexion’, the HydraFacial felt like I was doing something really good for myself, not just my skin. Let’s call it maintenance for the face, too. After all, we subject our complexion to all sorts – harsh weather, layers of foundation, the occasional night or two sleeping in our make-up – so I felt good that I’d allowed my skin to enjoy a little TLC.

Never mind my skin, I really enjoyed the experience too.

First, a deep cleanse ridded my face of any make-up. Next, an exfoliator was applied to reveal healthier new skin, before a glycolic and salicylic solution helped loosen debris from the pores. Now, the extractions! Drawing out any impurities, this was the best bit – and it felt good to know all the ‘gunk’ was being pulled out from under the skin.

The hydration part came next, when a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants and peptides helped replenish the complexion. The final part was red and infrared LED light, used to reduce redness and further stimulate collagen and natural production of vitamin A. All in all, what a treat it was!

I went away feeling great – and even braved a lunch out completely make-up skin. My face had a lovely glow to it for days afterwards, while make-up application was a dream. Katherine also told me to make sure I applied plenty of skin-boosting serums or moisturisers up to a week after my treatment, since the skin would be more likely to ‘drink them up’.

I’m already thinking about my next HydraFacial, as my skin has never looked better since I visited the clinic. Thanks to Katherine and the team for making me feel so at ease – I’ll definitely be back.

Thinking of trying a HydraFacial, too? There’s a treatment with your name on it, with each HydraFacial tailored to your skin’s unique needs. Book in for your free consultation here.

urge incontinence

HIFU Vaginal Tightening: Sarah’s Experience

HIFU Vaginal Tightening: Sarah’s Experience 2000 2999 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

When you consider that between three and six million people in the UK have some degree of urinary incontinence (according to the NHS), you can rest assured that you’re far from alone if you’re suffering from it too.

Sarah Armstrong, who’s local to our aesthetics clinic in Rugby, is just one of those six million people. Having had three children naturally, she’s far more prone to the condition – and wasn’t at all daunted about visiting us here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics to alleviate the issue.

Introducing the vaginal HIFU Vela-V Max procedure, then. It’s designed to alleviate the problems associated with urinary incontinence, tightening a lady’s intimate area to ensure unexpected leaks can quickly become a thing of the past.

As seen on TV, the vaginal tightening procedure helps with stress incontinence as a result of laughing, coughing, sneezing or even trampolining. Clients undergoing the treatment will notice results in as little as a week, with the effects lasting anywhere from 18 months to three years.

Sarah tried the treatment out for herself recently – and here’s what she had to say…

“I’ve had three children – all of them natural births. I’ve certainly noticed a difference [in toilet habits] since then. Some of my friends who’ve had kids have, too. I wear pads every day, just to be on the safe side.”

To help combat her issues with urinary urgency and incontinence, Sarah came to see Chloe – our friendly, clinic manager and clinic therapist.

“For some reason, when I heard the word ‘ultrasound’, I thought I wouldn’t feel it– and the treatment would be like magic. But you can definitely feel it. It feels like your muscles contracting and it’s a little bit uncomfortable.” she says.

Describing the treatment as like ‘having just got off a bike’, Sarah says the muscles certainly feel like they’ve had a workout. But overall, she was pleased with how soon she was off the treatment couch, with the procedure lasting an extremely manageable 45 minutes.

Of course, she can’t wait for the results and the day she’ll be able to go pad-free, saying: “it can take a while to notice the effects, but it’ll be so worth it!”

Intrigued to try the HIFU treatment out for yourself? Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team, who can see you for a no-obligation consultation here in our clinic. During your appointment, we’ll let you in on what you can expect when you book in for the procedure, answering any questions you may have. To hear more or book your consultation, head here.

In the meantime, pop over to our Facebook page to watch our recent live Q&A. In it, Sarah tells all about her experience at our clinic, having just walked out of the treatment when we rope her in to ‘go live’.

Don’t forget: if you don’t live locally but you’re still keen to hear more about HIFU vaginal tightening, you can book in for a Skype or FaceTime consultation – simply click here to learn more.

hormones

Want to balance your hormones, ladies? Here’s how…

Want to balance your hormones, ladies? Here’s how… 1181 1181 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Let’s face it…hormones aren’t always our best friends. Playing havoc with our wellbeing, they can cause a whole host of frustrating issues – particularly in later life.

For many, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can seem like the only option – but there’s another way: bio identical hormones.

Designed to balance your unique hormone levels by reverting them to what they were like when you were 25, it sounds too good to be true – but it isn’t.

Lorena Oberg is well-renowned in bio identical hormones, having developed a unique package which incorporates the treatment. If you’d like to hear more about how it works, she’s visiting the Helen Taylor Aesthetics clinic on Monday, November 5, 2018, to tell you all about it. Of course, we’d love to see you there – and tickets are already selling fast. There were just 10 slots available when we announced they were on sale – and this number’s reducing by the day. Tickets s are £45 each and the talk starts at 10.30am.

Delving into the wonderful world of hormones and how they can be responsible for ageing, Lorena will answer your questions on bio identical hormones and how it can help. Passionate about helping others take control of their health, Lorena feels like everyone deserves to feel like she does – like someone with the energy of a 25-year-old!

So, why do we age? Simply put, it’s because our hormones decline. This gives our body the signal to age and begin to deteriorate, in order to make room for the next generation. Since women lose 85% of their hormones in the two years following menopause, this effect can be particularly brutal.

Doctors exasperate the situation, according to Lorena, by telling women that their tests are ‘normal’ and that a synthetic HRT is the way to go.

How do bio identical hormones work?

Measuring your hormones by taking blood tests, the procedure includes a thorough consultation with an expert in bio identical hormones. He or she will then writea bespoke prescription in order to balance your individual profile to that of a 30-year-old. Made up of natural hormones that your body recognises as its own, your prescription aims to ensure your hormones are classed as ‘normal’ – but normal for a person who is not a stage of deterioration.

How can bio identical hormones help?

A host of conditions can be treated using bio identical hormones, including:

  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Male Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
  • and lots, lots more.

Suitable for men and women, the treatment can boost your wellbeing by reverting your hormones back to what they will like when you were much younger.

Interested in hearing more? Make sure you head down to our Rugby-based clinic this November to discover how bio identical hormones can help you. There are just a handful of tickets left, so don’t miss out. In the meantime, keep an eye on ourFacebook pagefor all the latest news about the event.

 

 

 

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Say Hello to the Treatment That Can Improve Urinary Urgency

Say Hello to the Treatment That Can Improve Urinary Urgency 2000 2999 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Urinary urgency or incontinence is believed – according to the NHS – to affect millions of people. From stress incontinence (when urine leaks out when you cough or laugh) to urge incontinence (when urine leaks as you feel a sudden urge to pass urine), to overflow incontinence and total incontinence, there are multiple strains of the condition.

Each can prove a hindrance to the patients we see, with overflow incontinence meaning they’re unable to fully empty their bladder (resulting in frequent leaking) and total incontinence resulting in them having to pass urine constantly.

If you’re affected by any of the above, there’s something you can do…say hello to the HIFU vaginal machine, which can improve urinary urgency and incontinence. It can also be beneficial for your love life, offering increased sensitivity and lubrication, as well as an improvement to the appearance of your intimate area.

HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and it can help if childbirth or menopause have caused otherwise-irreversible changes to the health of your vagina.

One of our clients – a parent to three children – found that she was constantly running to the loo. So, she visited us with the hope of us helping her urinary urgency issue – and we can report that she is more than satisfied with the outcome.

How does vaginal tightening work?

Utilising a non-invasive, ultrasonic technique which focuses on the mucosal lamina and the muscle layer, the system works to reorganise the collagen ‘down below’, ensuring the normal tissue outside of the focal region is left undamaged. During the process, vaginal tightening is achieved, and a happy client is the outcome.

Reducing infection by improving the health of your vagina, it’s a painless, non-invasive treatment which takes less than half an hour. There’s no downtime and no effect on fertility, either.

What do I need to do post-treatment?

So, you’ve visited our clinic for the treatment and you will, of course, receive thorough instructions regarding what to do when you leave our premises.

You’ll be pleased to discover special care won’t be needed; just a normal clean of your intimate area. There may be slight swelling of the vagina following the treatment, but this is nothing to worry about and it generally subsides within five hours.

You may notice a few small spots of blood in your underwear, too, but this will generally disappear within a few days or weeks.

Want to learn more about HIFU vaginal tightening?

If you have some more questions about this treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. Alternatively, book in for a no-obligation consultation and you’ll receive answers to all your queries in-person.

Boost Your Energy Levels with Our Bespoke Vitamin Drips

Boost Your Energy Levels with Our Bespoke Vitamin Drips 2000 1335 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

If you’re feeling tired and sluggish, a great diet and a good exercise regime will get you back on track. But, of course, we all know that real results take time – and we understand that you’d like to look and feel your best as soon as possible. Who wouldn’t, after all?

Busy lifestyles can dictate the way we look or feel, since little to no time to get to the gym can result in us feeling tired and de-motivated, and on-the-go, convenience meals won’t help to give our energy levels a boost, either.

So, what can you do? Thankfully, we have the answer here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics – and it may get you back to feeling like yourself again. Specially-formulated vitamin drip infusions administered at our clinic feature ingredients designed to energise you – and if your immune system has been compromised, intravenous vitamin drips can help. How though?

  • If you’re prone to colds, they may halt their development or prevent them altogether
  • Not sleeping or lacking energy? Boosting the vitamins and minerals in your body, intravenous vitamin drips can give you your energy back and help you sleep at night, too
  • Boosting vitamins C and B, these drips also offer magnesium to aid your muscles – meaning they’re ideal to support your gym routine.

On top of that, Vitamin D and B12 can also be administered as an intramuscular injection, which is ideal if you have a deficiency.

About the Energy-Boosting Myers’ Cocktail

No, it isn’t that kind of cocktail, we’re sorry to say! Instead, the Myers’ cocktail is a specially-formulated blend of vitamins which was originally the idea of Baltimore physician, John Myers. Containing various B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C among other medications, this traditional intravenous drip is delivered directly into the bloodstream, minus the usual upset stomach you might experience with oral vitamins.

Why opt for a Myers’ Cocktail Vitamin drip at Helen Taylor Aesthetics?

Achieving serum concentrations that cannot be obtained using oral dosing, vitamin drips at our Rugby-based clinic can give anyone suffering from fatigue or low energy the boost they deserve. The treatment is ideal if your digestive health has been compromised and you can’t, therefore, absorb orally administered nutrients very well.

Ready to hear more about the Myers’ Cocktail vitamin drip?

Do not hesitate to contact our team here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics, or book in for your no-obligation consultation.

Helen Taylor Nutrition Event

Helen Taylor Nutrition Event 1260 1260 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who came to our Nutrition Event, especially our wonderful speakers Patrick from PJ Kombucha & Sarah from Gut Reaction.

Look out for details of our next event x.

We are also pleased to announce we now stock the delicious probiotic health drink 🍹 🙌🏼 ❤️
We have 3 flavours in stock

* Original
* Ginger & Lime
* Orange Hibiscus

PJ Kombucha is a living, unpasteurised, probiotic health drink. The beneficial effects of Kombucha have been reported to include a improved immune system, increased energy, detoxification, digestive support and more. If you’d like to find out more, message us today xx

Helen Taylor Aesthetics Advent – Christmas Promotion

Helen Taylor Aesthetics Advent – Christmas Promotion 1920 1080 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

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.