How to Look After your skin as the seasons change

Do you need a revamp to your skin care routine to get you through autumn & winter?

As we get ready to switch our central heating back on and with a combination of freezing wind and low-humidity levels you are likely to experience dryness and flakiness. The cold weather is tough on your skin and the drier the air, the more moisture it sucks out of your skin. If you are suffering with dry tight skin and notice a winter rash or eczema it’s time to revamp your skin care routine. It is essential for this reason to maintain good hydration levels, both on the inside and outside of your body. Your current daily routine which should include a cleanser, exfoliator, moisturiser and SPF cream may not be suffice throughout the autumn & winter. To get the most out of your skin and keep it hydrated introducing serums into your daily routine can not only protect but also add valuable hydration to your skin. If you are suffering with dry, tight irritated skin ensure your serums contain some of these key ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate a form of hyaluronic acid, hydrates by drawing water into the outer layers from deep within the skin.

Aloe which contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help sooth and calm irritation caused by the cold weather.

Vitamin B5 acts as a humectant to lock in moisture and hydrate.

Gluconolactone which works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and help with hydration.

Sea Whip has an active ingredient called gorgonian extract which has a powerful anti-irritant and soothing properties.

Growth factors help boost elastin and collagen production and provide protection against free radical damage.

Retinol A to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, strengthen skin and increase cell turnover.

Remember to maintain good internal hydration by drinking a minimum of 2 1/2 litres of water daily and continue to wear your SPF throughout the winter months.

If you are interested in hearing more about what you can do to improve your skin care routine come and join us for a free consultation.

Skinade

Drinking Skinade on a daily basis results in firmer, more even toned, hydrated, radiant, youthful and healthier looking skin.


What is Skinade?
Skinade is a drink that supports the skin all over your body. It works from the inside out to rebuild and strengthen the collagen matrix below the skin’s surface, boost natural levels of hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The high grade collagen is sourced from fresh-water fish, which is low in sodium and avoids mercury contamination. It is a precious ingredient and each bottle includes 7000mg.

Skinade contains only the highest quality ingredients with no artificial flavours or colouring and fewer than 35 calories. With natural flavours of peach and mangosteen, it offers a pleasant tasting and convenient addition to your daily skincare regime.

Drinking Skinade on a daily basis results in firmer, more even toned, hydrated, radiant, youthful and healthier looking skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles and repairs connective tissue, so you’ll also benefit from stronger, healthier and faster-growing hair and nails.

The Benefits
After completing a course of skinade, many consumers have reported the following results:
Increased skin hydration and radiance
Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Increased skin suppleness
Healthier looking hair and nails
Improvements in skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis

The Ingredients
If you were to take Skinade’s ingredients in tablet form, you would need to swallow around 20 large tablets daily. Not only is this difficult, but the body also finds then tough to digest. The valuable nutrients would pass through your system unused instead of being absorbed by the body.

Skinade contains:
Collagen Peptides
Vitamin B Complex
MSM
Vitamin C
L-lysine
Omegas 3 & 6

Improving your skin with Skinade

We had heard a lot about Skinade here at The Face, so we thought we would find out more about it. We were a bit sceptical about it and the only way to see what all the fuss was about was to try it ourselves! If its Victoria Beckham’s secret then we want that secret too.

Well, we are very pleased to report that we have all found an improvement in our skin, hair and nail quality and there have been other benefits too, which, when considering that it is the equivalent of taking 20 vitamin supplements, we shouldn’t be surprised.

It is a pleasant drink that tastes like mango squash and comes in ready made bottles or handy travel sachets to mix with water.

It certainly looks like we have another addition to our personal monthly maintenance programmes!!

For more information about Skinade, please call us on 01277 563635

Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial is more than just a facial, its an experience, a feeling, a confidence and booster. Bringing out your confidence through healthy, glowing skin.


WHAT IS IT?
HydraFacial is so much more than just another facial. It’s an experience. A pleasure. A feeling. And a confidence booster. It focuses on the unique philosophy of ‘Skin Health for Life’. But, it’s also about much more than just great looking, healthy skin. When our skin looks good and feels good, we feel good too. That’s the difference you get with a HydraFacial.

HydraFacial uses advanced, patented vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin and effectively deliver botanical ingredients containing nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract, copper, zinc and magnesium peptides to where they do the most good. In addition, HydraFacial also delivers powerful antioxidants to counteract damage by free radicals – from pollution, sun and stress – which can degrade the skin and accelerate the ageing process.

So, for long-term healthy skin and a glowing complexion why settle for an ordinary facial, when you can choose a HydraFacial?

HOW DOES IT WORK?
HydraFacial was created to provide the best skin of your life. The technology it uses is unique. And so are the amazing results it achieves. After just one treatment you’ll look great. And feel great. Instantly. And the more you use it – the healthier your skin will become.

The HydraFacial Treatment consists of a six-stage process taking around 60 minutes with no downtime.

Including:
Detox
Deep Cleanse & Exfoliate
Peel
Extraction
Hydration
Rejuvenation

How Does the HydraFacial Treatment Work? from Consulting Room on Vimeo.

WHICH TREATMENT SHOULD I HAVE?
Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s. So, your treatment shouldn’t be either.
HydraFacial can be tailored to safely and effectively address specific skin concerns.
Using targeted protocols and specific boosters developed to help mitigate some of the most universal skin concerns our trained HydraFacial therapist will tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs.

Boosters are available to combat ageing, acne and pigmentation

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Microblading

Microblading is a technique used in permanent cosmetics to create natural looking eyebrows.

What is Microblading?
Microblading is a technique used in permanent cosmetics to create natural looking eyebrows. Using a small specially designed ‘blade’ to imitate natural eyebrow hairs, microblading creates fine crisp hair strokes that look natural but gives you the shape you’ve always desired.

How long does it last?
Everyone’s skin is unique to them, therefore acts differently so it can vary. Typically you will need a colour boost every 12-18 months, however some may be able to go longer and some not as a long.

At your initial consultation your permanent cosmetics technician will discuss longevity with you.

Does it hurt?
Topical anaesthetic is applied to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

Would Microblading be right for me?
Microblading is suitable for almost anyone. Whether it be that you’ve over plucked in the past or have uneven shape or sparse brows that won’t grow. It’s also suitable due to medical reasons such as alopecia. Great for reducing the time you spend applying make up or boosting your confidence! We offer a free consultation to discuss whether the treatment is right for you with no obligation.

Will my eyebrows be perfect immediately after the treatment?
The first thing to remember is that eyebrows are sisters not twins! Saying that, time is spent before the treatment commences discussing with you desired shape and drawing on a template to ensure they are as symetrical as possible before making it permanent.

You also need to take into account healing time, your eyebrows will look darker than expected at first and tiny scabs form as the skin repairs itself.

You will be required to have a top up appointment 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment, at this appointment your permanent cosmetics technician will assess if there needs to be any additional hair strokes placed, if the colour needs to be darker and if any strokes are uneven in colour. Therefore, be prepared that in total it may be 12 weeks before you see the final outcome.

During & After the treatment
Expect your treatment to take around 2 hours in total. We are trained by and use the award winning KB Pro, which offer high quality, pharmaceutical pigments for long lasting and even colour in a huge variety of shades to match you perfectly. We will give you detailed after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us.

Rosacea

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

The first signs of Rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Other symptoms can also be a burning or stinging sensation, permanent redness, spots in the form of papules/pustules and small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible. Although not life threatening, the symptoms of rosacea can leave people to feel depressed and anxious with low self esteem. Severe Rosacea can result in the thickening of facial skin, especially around the nose. This tends to affect males much more than females.

What Causes Rosacea?

The exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, but there are a lot of factors that can trigger or worsen the symptoms, including:
Hot food or drinks
Caffeine, spicy foods and dairy products
Extreme heat
Vigorous exercise
Stress & Anxiety

What Can I Do To Help My Rosacea?

Build up a list of things that trigger an outbreak and avoid them if possible
Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen
Avoid excessive heat
Protect your face from wind and cold in the winter by using a scarf
Reduce stress levels by eating a healthy well balanced diet, drink plenty of water, sleep well and low intensity excercise such as yoga

What clinical help is available?

Go to your doctor for advice. Sometimes anti-biotics can be prescribed for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Topical medications applied to the skin can greatly reduce the symptoms, but do not buy over the counter products as these may aggravate the symptoms. Speak to your skin care specialist for advice.

Skin Tag & Blemish Removal

Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With cryotherapy, we can offer you this treatment in our clinic.

What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a fast, effective safe and new solution for the removal of skin imperfections. The Cryotherapy device is both CE and FDA registered.

How Does it Work?
It emits a fine jet of Nitrous Oxide under high pressure which allows the clinician to work with millimetre precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate.

What Can be Treated?
Cryotherapy offers the ideal treatment for:
Skin Tags
Solar Lentigo
Age Spots
Milia
Cherry Angioma

Does it Hurt?
There will be a pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the Nitrous Oxide reaches the bottom of the area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after the treatment, this is normal.

During and After Treatment
After an initial consultation to ascertain suitability for the treatment, the applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth. Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. It delivers a freeze directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. The treated area may go darker over a few weeks, but will return to normal pigmented skin in about 6 weeks. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts and aftercare advice, but if you are concerned about anything please call us.

Microblading – Coming Soon!

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a technique used in permanent cosmetics to create natural looking eyebrows. Using a small specifically designed ‘blade’ to imitate natural eyebrow hairs, microblading creates fine crisp hair strokes that look natural but gives you the shape you’ve always desired.

How long does it last?

Everyone’s skin is unique to them, therefore acts differently so it can vary. At your initial consultation your permanent cosmetics technician will discuss longevity with you. You will have a top up 6 weeks after your initial appointment, this is then followed by a colour boost treatment that can be taken every 1, 2 or 3 years.

Would Microblading be right for me?

Microblading is suitable for many different needs. Perhaps you’ve over plucked your eyebrows in the past and have been left with thin brows in a distorted shape, perhaps you have no hair there at all and spend 20 minutes every morning pencilling them in, perhaps you have plenty of eyebrows hairs but they are patchy and have no shape. All of these plus many more would make you a suitable client for microblading.

Will my eyebrows be perfect immediately after the treatment?

The first thing to remember is that eyebrows are sisters not twins! Saying that, your permanent cosmetics technician spends time before the treatment commences discussing with you your desired shape and drawing on a template to ensure they are as symetrical as possible before making it permanent.
You also have to take into account healing time. Implanting any kind of foreign body into the skin will naturally cause your body to reject it. For the first few weeks after your treatment the pigment can look a different colour and also darker. The skin has been cut therefore you can get tiny scabs form across the eyebrows.
You will be required to have a top up appointment 6 weeks after the initial treatment, at this appointment your permanent cosmetics technician will assess if there needs to be any additional hair strokes placed, if the colour needs to be darker and if any strokes are uneven in colour. Therefore be prepared that in total it may be 12 weeks before you see the final outcome.

Does the treatment hurt?

Topical anaesthetic is applied to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

If you have any more questions about Microblading, please feel free to contact us on 01277 563635

IAAFA Conference & Awards Ceremony

We had a very exciting weekend at The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics.

During the day Chrissy & Karen attended the conference………..Chrissy was amongst 10 doctors from all around the world to be chosen as a speaker.  As nerve wracking as it was, Chrissy delivered her speech on Optimising Client Records superbly and had many positive comments from her fellow professionals who found her talk inspiring and very useful in an industry where the excellent management of client records is essential to comply with GDPR and client confidentiality.

The rest of the team came in the evening for the awards ceremony and IAAFA ball.  We are delighted to announce that Chrissy won The Total Face Scuplting award.  That’s two awards two years running!

We celebrated hard and needless to say, we all felt a bit jaded in the morning.

Well done Chrissy …….. We are all really proud of your hard work and achievements. Very well deserved xx

VIP AlumierMD Day – Friday 9th November 10am -5pm

Have you ever wondered what actually happens during a Facial Peel?

The word “Peel” can sound a little scary!  Coupled with a lot of horror stories about painful red flaky skin that makes you hide indoors for a week……it’s no wonder that we find a lot of our clients worry about having a facial peel.

AlumierMD offers a range of light to medium peels to avoid the side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels.

Don’t believe us??  Come and see us on Friday 9th November when you will be able to watch a facial peel demonstration and speak to our highly trained skin care therapists about exactly what they do and what to expect. Everyone is different, so our skin therapists can offer bespoke peels to make sure its right for your skin type and condition. In fact, they are so bespoke, that they tailor the peel like a jigsaw puzzle on your face to tackle different conditions in different areas. The live demos are happening at 11am and 1pm.

I just want some skin care advice

Great! That is what this VIP day is all about………….

There is no obligation to buy or book any treatments, if advice is all you need then that is absolutely fine…..pop in and have a drink, cake and a chat with us, meet the AlumierMD rep and our expert skin care therapists who will be available to talk to you about your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

If you decide to treat yourself then there are lots of great offers, including 50% off your first facial and luxury goodie bags for everyone that buys 3 or more products.

For more information call us on 01277 563635

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Getting Regular Facials…

1) It helps you to get the most out of your daily skincare routine

No matter how good you are at home with your daily routine there is likely to be some build up of dead skin and clogged pores. Seeing a professional every 4-6 weeks will ensure a thorough overall of your face. By maintaining smooth skin and refined pores, your skincare will absorb properly and do what it is supposed to.

2) Anti-ageing

Regular facials promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance – all of which are fabulous for preventing early ageing of the skin.

3) Professional Strength Serums

Finishing your facial with a professional strength serum is the perfect ending. Serums are more easily absorbed after a facial, penetrating the deeper layer of skin and improving the overall appearance.

4) Massage for Lymphatic Drainage

Most facials include a certain amount of facial massage, even if it’s just massaging on the products. Apart from sending us into a deep relaxation it also helps to promote lymphatic drainage which gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention. Flushing out these toxins also promotes better circulation which leaves your skin glowing and youthful. Which brings us on to our next point.

5) You’ll glow straight away

When facials are done right they give your skin immediate results. If you have a big event and your complexion needs a boost of radiance or its youthful glow restored, a facial can provide just what you need.

6) Professional Strength Exfoliation

It’s near impossible to avoid environmental free-radical damage. We’re bombarded daily with unavoidable toxins, UV rays and dirt that cause our skin to look dull and congested. We offer the latest innovative exfoliating skin peels. They can be customised for each client and as well as the short term benefits of glowing healthy looking skin, over time they will also help to diminish acne and other facial scarring.

7) Home Skincare Guidance

Here at The Face, we know about skin. Your therapist will get to know your skin over time and by committing to regular facials she can monitor any changes and recommend the right products for you.

Discover our new AlumierMD Facial Peels…

The double chin treatment that everyone’s talking about…

Strawberry Lift is the revolutionary new non-invasive double chin reduction treatment. This uniquely designed treatment banishes double chins and delivers a smoother, more toned jawline.
Until recently the only option for tackling stubborn fat and loose skin around the neck and jawline was a facelift or double chin lift. Well, that was until Strawberry Lift!

Results can be seen after just one treatment but a course of four is required for long-term results. We know it sounds too good to be true! But seeing is believing so we’ve included some typical before and after photos in this article.

If you’re struggling with a double chin or saggy jowls then worry no more! Strawberry Lift treatment is here to help you feel fabulous.

So how does it work we hear you ask? Here’s the sciency bit – don’t worry we’ll keep it simple. Strawberry Lift double chin treatment combines two different techniques – first 12 minutes of targeted laser therapy to disperse the fat contained within the cells resulting in them shrinking (like magic!). The lymphatic system removes these fatty deposits via the Liver and the Kidneys and any content that remains in the body is naturally passed out in the urine. Next, a brand new silent ultrasound which can be used on the neck, jowls and chin. This stimulates the body’s own collagen production to lift, tighten and define the shape of the jawline.

During the course of treatment, you will be weighed (weight gain can affect treatment results) then have photos taken before and post each procedure. As we mentioned results can be seen after one treatment however a course of four at two-week intervals is recommended for long-term results. You can pay for the treatment on an appointment by appointment basis or take advantage of a discount when booking the full course. Check our latest fees and discounts here…
Interested? Get in touch to arrange a free consultation today… 

Your Safety First

All the Staff at The Face and Chrissy’s dental practice, Stock Road Surgery joined forces to update our First Aid Training.

It is such a serious subject, but we had great fun, while we split into teams to practice what would happen in various emergency situations. The good news is……we passed with flying colours!!

Your safety is our priority. We are Save Face registered which means that we have been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face Accredited.
Save Face is a Professional Standards Authority accredited register and is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health and NHS England as well as signposted on NHS Choices.

When choosing a Facial Aesthetics Practitioner, always make sure they have the knowledge and tools to be able to look after you in the unlikely event that an emergency situation occurs.

Welcome To Our New Skin Care Therapists

We are very excited to welcome Clare Brewer and Abi Baker to our team here at The Face. Clare & Abi will be offering our clients: Skin Consultations, ZO & AlumierMD Facial Peels and The Strawberry Lift. Clare also has extensive experience in microneedling and recommends this treatment in conjunction with Facial Peels to really help combat wrinkles, fine lines and scarring.

Clare qualified as a beauty therapist years ago! (Sorry Clare!). Her love of skincare started as she watched her clients grow in confidence as their skin improved and this inspired her to study further in this field. She currently lectures in advanced skincare techniques and enjoys sharing her knowledge with up and coming skincare therapists. We know that Clare is going to be a real asset to our team here, because she shares our passion for helping people with skin conditions and maintaining skin health.

Abi has 7 years experience in the industry and when we asked her why she wanted to join us she said “ I am passionate about skincare, the results that people gain from correctly prescribed products can build their confidence and make them feel fabulous and I love being a part of that” She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge from Chrissy & Clare and learning new and advanced techniques that becoming available here.

AlumierMD Facial Peels

Chemical Peels
A chemical Peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. An acid is applied to the skin to lower PH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, including exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion.
Chemical Peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt, according to some sources, Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin.

Chemical Peel Treatment Expectation
Beautiful skin does not happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up to 8 weeks.
Using homecare products consistently and as directed to achieve optimal results. Just as you take time to exercise, you need to take time for your daily skin care workout regime.

AlumierMDs Chemical Peel Philosophy
AlumierMD offers light to medium depth peels known for their excellent results and safety profile. We believe in repeated treatments for progressive and gradual results to avoid side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels. AlumierMD peels are only performed by trained skin care professionals to ensure they are delivered safely and effectively.
Chemical peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the skin, forcing your body to quickly replenish it with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin. To be sure that the body doesn’t react to this exfoliation as it would to trauma, which can lead to pigment changes, exfoliation must be introduced gradually giving the skin time to adjust.
Pre-treatment products precondition the skin, accelerate results and minimise complication. Post-treatment products minimise complications, heal, soothe the skin and then maintain the results.

AlumierMD Facial Peels

AlumierMD Peel Treatments are the next generation of clinical exfoliation. With a variety of peels, each with a unique complex of ingredients, your AlumierMD professional can customise your program of treatments to target your specific skin concerns whether it be ageing, pigmentation or acne. This unique experience includes an exfoliating peel treatment, Brightening enhancement followed by prescriptive targeted serums which reveal a more radiant, soft and luminous skin.

 * All AlumierMD Glow Facial Peels include a Post Procedure Pack worth £20 *
Glow Peel      45mins      £105

(Dry, Normal, Dehydrated, Oily, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Ageing)
Glow Peel combines lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues like age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone. This formula exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal. To suit individual needs, Glow Peel can be customised by strength by number of layers.

Vitamin A Boost      30mins      £95
(Acne, hyperpigmentation & Ageing)
Vitamin A Boost is a potent and pure retinol and lactic acid resurfacing treatment. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation by boosting collagen production and speeding cell turnover, creating a more radiant and even-toned complexion. Ideal for mature or sun damaged skin.

Detox Clear      30mins      £95
(Acne,Congestion)
Detox Clear contains salicylic acid and lactic acid for excellent pore penetration and exfoliation. Salicylic acid penetrates into the pore and exfoliates dead skin cells and excess sebum. Lactic acid exfoliates dead skin cells and hydrates. Eucalyptus provides strong astringent properties. Together, they work to smooth skin, minimise pore size experience, reduce acne and prevent new pimples from forming.

Radiant 20/10      30mins      £95
(Acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, congestion, open pores & oiliness)
With lactic acid and salicylic acid, radiant 20/10 resurfacing peel contains a powerful combination of them both which improves skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skim cells and speeding cell turnover. The multipurpose resurfacing peel reduces acne pimples and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

Radiant 30      30mins      £95
(Hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, dull skin, lines & wrinkles)
Radiant 30 is an alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing lactic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, boost cell turnover and stimulate collagen, improving skin texture and tone. This multifunctional peel targets multiple skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, sun damage and large pores.

Alumier Facial Treatments

Deep Moisturising Treatment      30mins     £75
Deep Moisturising Treatment is an intensely hydrating and nourishing option that infuses antioxidants and moisture binding ingredients resulting in plump, soft skin and a dewy complexion. This customised treatment also includes the application of targeted treatment serums to address your individual skin concerns in order to provide the optimal results.

Enzyme Treatment      30mins     £75
Enzyme Retexturing Treatment is a highly effective fruit enzyme resurfacing solution. The unique blend of fruit enzymes, exfoliates dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal. This unique experience also includes brightening enhancers, followed by targeted treatment serums to address each skin concern. The result is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, while soothing and maintaining hydration.

Refining Clay Treatment      30mins      £75
Refining Treatment is a highly effective treatment to refine and purify the skin. A unique blend of clay and exfoliating ingredients removes dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal while clearing trapped oil. This unique experience also includes brightening enhancers, followed by targeted treatment serums to address each skin concern. The result is a reduction in the appearance of blemishes and excess oil, while soothing and maintaining hydration.

AlumierMD Skin Care

Delivering exceptional skincare results using facial peels and home care products. Free of parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oils and dyes.

About AlumierMD
AlumierMD was developed by a global team of scientists, dermatologist and leading industry professionals. Through advanced proprietary chemistry, AlumierMD has optimised the bioavailability of each molecule in the ingredients used. As a results, the scientific formulations deliver exceptional results. All products are free of parabens, sulfates, petroleum, mineral oil and dyes and are not tested on animals

Skin Conditions

Optimum Skin Health & Ageing
As we age our cell turnover slows down and our fibroblasts decrease production of collagen and elastin. Retinol and peptides are essential to reverse the signs of ageing as they are the only two ingredients proven to stimulate fibroblasts.
every persons skin needs goos skin care even if no pressing conditions are present. A daily broad spectrum sunscreen, antioxidant and gentle exfoliation will maintain a beautiful complexion and delay the signs of ageing.

Rosacea
AlumierMD’s hero ingredients when treating Rosacea are Hinokitiol, Sea Whip, Niacinamide (Vit B3). Together they have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which strengthen skin cells and capillaries as well as relieve redness and inflammation.

Acne
Treating acne is a multi-dimensional task. Exfoliation must be enhanced to remove cell build up, sebum production must be controlled and inflammation must be reduced.

Pigmentation
Whether you are aiming to correct photo-damage, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hormone related melisma the melanocyte needs to be suppressed with Emblica. Exfoliation will remove pigmented skin cells and accelerate results.


Please click here to go to the AlumierMD portal to order your products. You will need a unique code that will provided by us at your skin care consultation if you haven’t already registered

Please Click Here to Find Out More About Alumier Facial Peels

Facial peels

A crucial part of skincare maintenance……from Red Carpet Facials to Deep Peels.

What is a Facial Peel?
Peels are a crucial part of skin care maintenance that allow the skin to rejuvenate. Dead skin cells from the surface of the skin are removed to allow new healthy cells to grow back, resulting in fresher, smoother looking skin. Facial Peels can also help to treat blemishes, scars and help reduce the signs of ageing. We have a range of Facial Peels available at The Face, from Red Carpet Peels to deep peels performed by our aesthetic clinician. The ZO Skin Health and Medical range also offer at home peel products. We can recommend the right peel for you during your consultation.

Zo Stimulator Peel
This is the perfect Red Carpet or Lunchtime peel with no downtime. This is a favourite before big events such as a wedding, leaving you with a glowing rejuvenated complexion. The ZO Stimulator Peel uses a combination of three exfoliating ingredients to remove dead-skin cells. It stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin and is great for reducing the signs of ageing and improving skin texture and tone. You will see the results with just one peel, but maximum benefits can be achieved with a series of three to four peels. We recommend that you do not use any products containing retinol for one week prior to this treatment. The treatment will take 30 minutes.

Zo Stimulator Peel with Mask
Add a mask for your specific skin type/condition for an extra special treat.

Zo Three Step Peel
The ZO 3-Step Peel is a multifunctional epidermal peel designed to provide longer lasting treatment benefits. It evens skin texture for softer, smoother, tighter looking skin. It is an ideal treatment for improving acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores and dullness. It supports barrier function and improves skins ability to repair and renew itself. The Zo 3-Step Peel is suitable for any skin type, but it’s important to have well hydrated, healthy skin before the peel. We can advise on you on pre-conditioning your skin prior to your peel at your consultation. We would expect peeling and redness after this treatment to last for 2-5 days.

Alumier Peels
AlumierMD offers light to medium depth peels known for their excellent results and safety profile. Repeated treatments for progressive and gradual results avoid side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels.

Zo skin care

Advanced skin care products for every day skin care maintenance to skin problems such as acne and pigmentation

At The Face we are proud to be registered and qualified to prescribe ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical skin solutions for our clients.

What is ZO Skin Care?
Zo Skin Health Inc is a highly innovative and progressive health and therapeutic skin care company founded by Dr Zein Obagi.

How Does it Work?
When over the counter products are applied to the outer surface of the human body, they do not pass through the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin barrier. Zo products contain highly active ingredients that pass through the epidermis and work effectively deep within the dermis. Over the counter products typically address the skin surface and symptoms without improving cellular function or overall skin condition. ZO products are based on highly active ingredients that improve the function of the skin as well as being advantageous in preventing premature ageing.

What Can Be Treated?
Every Day Skin Care Maintenance
Acne
Rosacea
Ageing (Fine Lines & Wrinkles)
Oily Skin
Sun Damage & Age Spots
Hyperpigmentation

Zo Medical Consultations
Zo Skin Health believes in the philosophy of turning skin inside out rather than quick fixes. All our staff at The Face are ZO trained to advise on every day skin care maintenance using the ZO Skin Health products. Zo Medical products can only be prescribed by aesthetic doctors due to their powerful active ingredients. All our clients will receive a tailor-made skin care regime, so if you are interested or would would like to book a consultation please contact us.

For Men

Facial Aesthetics and Skin Care is not just for women. Find out more about our popular treatments for men.

Facial Aesthetic Treatments are becoming increasingly popular amongst men……you just wouldn’t know because it’s one of the best kept secrets! At The Face, you will be visiting a clinical environment where our priority is to make sure you feel comfortable with the treatments we recommend for you and discretion is guaranteed.

What are the areas most commonly treated in men?
Men are commonly concerned with frown and forehead lines, double chins/undefined jawlines and facial redness or scarring. However, their main concern is keeping a masculine look, or perhaps more definition to achieve a chiselled look.

Are the treatments the same as for women?
No! Although the treatments and products used are the same, men have stronger muscles and tend to have thicker skin, so it is important to receive treatment from a professional who understands the difference between treating men and women.

Which treatments would be right for me?
Your individual treatment options will be discussed with you at your free consultation, with no obligation, but detailed below are our popular treatments for men.

Frown & Forehead Lines

PRP (VAMPIRE FACE LIFT)

Helps repair damaged skin. Ideal for treating acne scarring and sun damaged skin.

What is PRP?
PRP stands for Protein Rich Plasma, but this treatment is sometimes known as the “Vampire Face Lift’. This involves a small amount of your blood being taken. The extracted plasma and plasma cells containing platelets, growth factors and active proteins are injected back into your skin, giving you a natural glow and rejuvenated, smoother, younger looking skin.

How Does it Work?
Platelets play a critical role in tissue repair and regeneration. Platelets are involved in clotting and wound healing, so they naturally stimulate the natural healing of troubled skin. It is important to understand that this treatment doesn’t give “plumper skin” like fillers, it is aiding to repair damaged skin, so is an ideal treatment for acne scarring. It minimises signs of ageing and sun damaged skin, leaving an even skin tone.

How Long Will it Last?
We recommend if you have never had the treatment before, to have 3 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. The results should then last for 12-18 months.

Does it Hurt?
A topical anaesthetic is used so the treatment should not be painful

What Areas Can be Treated
Any area of the body can benefit from PRP injections, but commonly the areas we treat are the face, neck and jaw line.

During & After Treatment
The treatment takes about 60 minutes and you should be able to return to work immediately.  A small volume of blood is taken in the same way as a standard blood test and this is separated using a centrifuge.  Your own platelets are then injected back into the areas of your skin being treated using a fine needle. You may experience mild bruising at the injection site, but this should diminish quickly. You shouldn’t have saunas or facials for 2 weeks after the treatment. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us.

Mesotherapy & Microneedling

A skin rehydrating and rejuvenating treatment. Reduces wrinkles and can be used under the eye area.

What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy provides the skin with a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to rehydrate the skin and repair imperfections.

How Does it Work?
Mesotherapy promotes the production of collagen and elastin, stimulating the skins metabolism. It gives the skin a boost to look brighter, feel firmer and fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Mesotherapy has been used for decades to target cellulite and fatty tissue, it also improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, combined with helping skin elasticity it is an ideal treatment for stretch marks and acne scarring.

How Long Will It Last?
Results of Mesotherapy are expected to last for 12-18 months

Does it Hurt?
A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area so the treatment should not be painful

What Areas Can Be Treated?
Mesotherapy can help any part of the face or body including fine lines under the eyes and nose to mouth area.

During & After Treatment
A series of micro injections are applied at the epidermal layer of the skin. The treatment takes 30-60 minutes depending on the area that is treated and you should be able to return to work immediately. Small bruising may occur at the injection site and we recommend you drink plenty of water and lead a healthy lifestyle to enhance the results of your treatment. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us. The results are quick and long lasting.

Threadlifts

Redefines facial contours, tightens sagging skin. Ideal for jowls.

What are PDO Threads?
PDO thread lifts make use of the latest technologies in cosmetic contouring, offering a non-invasive answer to tired, ageing skin without surgical intervention. By stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin beneath the surface of the skin, PDO thread lifts offer an immediate boost in plumpness and uplift, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

How Does it Work?
PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are used to lift any part of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck. They have collagen stimulating properties and are re-absorbed by the body over time leaving tighter skin. It is an answer to tired looking ageing skin, without having to go through a surgical procedure. There are different types of threads that work well in different areas, and naturally you will have lots of questions which we can answer during your consultation

How Long Will it Last?
You can expect to see an immediate lift to the treated area. The results continue to improve as your skin produces collagen and elastin. The results of the treatment last about 18 months.

Does it Hurt?
Topical and local anaesthetic is administered so the treatment should not be painful

What Areas Can Be Treated?
Jawlines, drooping cheek areas and heavy eyebrows. Thread lifts also offer an answer to the signs of ageing by improving the skins tautness and glow.

During & After Treatment
The treatment takes 60-90 minutes and starts with topical and local anaesthetic being administered to the area. You should be able to return to work immediately, although some small bruising may occur at the injection site and we recommend that you don’t do any vigorous exercise for a couple of weeks after the treatment. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us. Results are immediate and continue to improve over time.

Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are generally hyaluronic acid based solutions that are injected to improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in specific areas, such as under the eyes and smokers lines

What are Skin Boosters?
Injectable skin boosters are generally hyaluronic acid based solutions that are injected into the skin to improve the appearance of skin on your face, by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They provide optimal results due to their ability to work from the inside out, stimulating your body to make its own collagen and elastin.

Hyaluronic acid is used as it’s a potent natural moisturising factor naturally found in skin, muscle and joints. Its ability to draw 1000 times its own weight in water into the skin makes it ideal for binding and retaining water molecules.

Skin Boosters are ideal for use in specific areas of the face such as:

1. Forehead
2. Crows Feet
3. Under the Eyes
4. Smoker lines
5. Hands
6. Décolletage
7. Neck

Which Skin Booster is best for me?
Here at The Face, we use different skin boosters, according to your areas of concern. Everyone is different and everyone will suit a different skin booster.

During your complimentary consultation, Chrissy will ascertain which type of skin booster will work best for you.

The Skin Boosters we use:

Restylane Skin Booster
Restylane Skin Boosters can help to gradually improve your skin’s condition, increasing elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. A refreshed look can be achieved with Restylane Skinboosters treatments.

Injections are typically administered over the course of 2-3 treatment sessions, 2–4 weeks apart, to restore your skin’s elasticity and smoothness in a gradual way
Regular maintenance sessions (approximately every 6 months) ensure lasting results

Viscoderm Hydrobooster
We are delighted to be one of the first clinics to offer Hydroboosters to our clients. Developed by IBSA, who produce Profhilo, Hydraboosters offer a dual effect of hydration and stretching on superficial wrinkles. Ideal for treating crows feet, forehead and perioral lines. Reduces the effects of skin ageing and wrinkling as an alternative to toxin anti-wrinkle injections.

We recommend two treatments, 2 months apart

Sunekos
Sunekos is an injectable treatment that targets specific areas of concern including dark circles under the eyes and “smokers lines” above the lips. A patented formula of Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acids, it stimulates the production of Collagen and Elastin, enabling Extra Cellular Matrix regeneration and restoring the skins natural elasticity and volume.

Sunekos is a course of 4 treatments, 7-10 days apart

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Profhilo

Anti-ageing skin care treatment that stimulates the body to to produce its own elastin and collagen. Rejuvenates skin and reduces wrinkles.

What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a Bioremodelling technique that acts directly onto skin laxity. It produces great results by lifting and tightening the skin that becomes looser and thinner as part of the ageing process.
It is composed of a highly pure grade hyaluronic acid that is heat treated and stimulates the body to produce its own collagen and elastin. Unlike regular dermal fillers, it treats loose skin and improves sagging by tightening wrinkles rather than just filling them.

How Does it Work?
It nourishes the dermal cells and restores both firmness and skin tone to remodel your look. Profhilo is one of our most popular treatments at The Face, due to its amazing results.

How Long Will it Last?
We recommend that you have two treatments, 4 weeks apart. Chrissy Says “After 4 weeks, my patients should see an improvement in fine lines and tightness of their skin. After 8 weeks there’s is definite lifting and tightening of the skin. It is more youthful and will have better hydration. Results should last 6-9 months.”

Does It Hurt?
Profhilo should not be painful and does not require any anaesthetic

What Areas Can Be Treated?
Profhilo can be used to treat skin laxity in the following areas:
Cheeks, jowls, neck, arms, hands and décolletage

During & After Treatment
The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and you can return to work immediately. Tiny bumps/bruises may occur at the injection site but should diminish within 24 hours. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us.

Wrinkle relaxing treatments

Commonly known as Botox, for fine lines that appear when you move your facial muscles. Ideal for forehead, frown lines, crows feet & jaw. Also for excessive sweating and migraines.

What Is Botox?

Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine & excessive sweating. All botulinum toxins are prescription only.

How Does it Work?
The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle stays in a resting state. This leaves the overlying skin looking smooth and wrinkle free. Treatment will be tailored to suit your individual requirements and all the options will be discussed during your consultation. At the Face our ethos is natural and youthful so don’t worry about the frozen or surprised look.

How Long Will It Last?
Results tend to last about 4 months, and frequent treatment at intervals of less than 3 months is not recommended. Should you choose not to maintain the results or have further treatment, your muscles and skin will return to their pre-treated state.

Does it Hurt?
A very fine needle is used and generally wrinkle relaxing injections are not painful and anaesthetic is not required.

What Areas Can Be Treated?
If you have already noticed lines around your eyes, frown or forehead when you smile or frown, then wrinkle relaxing injections may well be able to help you. Wrinkle relaxing injections will help the lines that appear when you move your muscles. Resting lines require different treatments that will be discussed at your consultation. Wrinkle relaxing injections can also help neck & lower face, armpits (hyperhydrosis), jaw and gummy smiles.

During & After Treatment
The treatment will take about 15 minutes, any make up around the area will be removed. You will be able to return to work immediately although we do advise to avoid extreme heat or cold, vigorous exercise, bending over or lying down for 4-6 hours after treatment. Alcohol should also be avoided on the day of the treatment. We will give you a full list of do’s and don’ts & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us. The results of the treatment can be visible between 3-10 days after the treatment. We will invite you to attend a review appointment after 2 weeks to assess the success of the treatment and a complimentary top up can be applied if necessary.

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