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.

Profhilo & Hydroboosters

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.

Hydroboosters
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.

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.

Nefertiti Lift(Jaw Line) & Crows FeetGummy Smile

Dermal fillers

For lines that appear at rest. Gives volume and hydration for lips, cheeks, tear troughs and nose to mouth lines.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin that gives volume and hydration. When we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid decrease and the skin begins to lose its firmness and fullness. In addition to providing volume, they can improve the hydration of the skin from the inside out. Not all hyaluronic acids are the same, each brand has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products designed for specific results. One size does not fit all. At The Face we only use high quality fillers that have undergone years of research. The type of filler that is suitable for you, will be assessed at your initial consultation.

How Does it Work?
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injecting into the skin providing instant correction for lines that appear at rest. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also cushioning and supporting collagen and elastin fibres. At The Face we are aiming to enhance your natural look.

How Long Will it Last?
Depending on the area treated and the product used the results will last for 6-12 months.

Does It Hurt?
We apply a topical anaesthetic to the area so the treatment should not be painful.

What Areas Can Be Treated
Lips – We can give a natural and rejuvenated look by adding volume to thin lips, Correcting asymmetry and creating definition to help with smokers lines or loss of the vermillion border.
Cheek – The cheeks are a key area for rejuvenating the face. As we age we often lose volume due to fat loss and collagen reduction which makes the face look flatter. This treatment can create more prominent defined cheekbones and volumes the cheeks.
Tear Trough – Tear Trough Fillers helps to reduce the “tired look” which are the hollows under your eyes with darker circles.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty -Nose filler can even out bumps, straighten and correct nose shape without the need for surgery.
Chin & Jawline -Chin filler can lengthen and enhance the lower face to create a more balanced profile. Jawline filler can enhance the chin and jowl area, resulting in a more defined & prominent jawline.

During & After Treatment
The treatment takes about 30 minutes, but your full appointment length will be longer so we can apply some topical anaesthetic to the area. You will see immediate results, although sometimes a little bit of swelling will naturally occur & some bruising is possible. 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. We will ask you to come back for a review 4 weeks after your treatment so we can assess the results. You can return to work immediately, although we recommend that you don’t massage the area or apply make up for 12 hours and avoid extreme temperatures & alcohol for the rest of the day.

Strawberry Lift

The Worlds 1st Laser for double chins with instant painless results.

I am honestly blown away by the results of my first treatment – it’s like a face and neck lift but completely non-surgical. There was absolutely no downtime and I felt very relaxed during the whole procedure. I genuinely cannot wait for my next Strawberry Lift treatment!"

Lisa Snowdon

What is the Strawberry Lift?
Double chins are a common complaint that can be tricky to shift and hard to hide, but now the revolutionary new non-invasive Double Chin Reduction Treatment by Strawberry Lift will banish double chins and give you a smoother and more toned jawline. Thanks to the innovative laser application, double chins can be a thing of the past in just four treatments.

How Does it Work?
The clinically proven, non-invasive laser treatment penetrates the skin to selectively target the fat cells underneath, leaving blood vessels, nerves and other tissue undisturbed. When the fat cells absorb the energy from the lasers they release water, glycerol and free fatty acids. The harmless fat cell content is then removed from the body through lymphatic drainage, giving results that get better over time.
Additionally, ultrasound helps to gently tone the jaw line causing the tissue protein to coagulate and produce new collagen

How Long Will it Last?
Results last 18 months. Due to the natural ageing process, maintenance treatments may be required.

How Many Treatments are Required?
Results will be seen after the first treatment, however a course of 2-4 treatments is recommended with 2 week intervals. Maintenance treatments can be scheduled 3-6 months after completion of a full course if required.

Does it Hurt?
You will experience zero pain and zero discomfort. During the laser process you will feel a comfortable warming feeling in the treatment area, which has been known to make some clients fall asleep.

During & After Treatment
Treatment time is 30 minutes, although a longer appointment is scheduled for your initial consultation. There is no down time and you will be able to return to your normal activities straight away. After your treatment it is essential to perform a minimum of 20 minutes cardiovascular exercise to retain the results. We also recommend that you avoid extreme heat for 24 hours and no sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment. Any other laser treatments, including hair removal should be avoided throughout the Strawberry Lift Course. We will give you a full list of do’s and dont’s & after care advice, but if you are concerned about anything, please call us.

Consultation

All our clients are required to have a free consultation before any treatment. With so many treatments available, get advice on which treatment will be the most suitable for you.

Your Consultation

Your first visit to The Face will be your free consultation with our clinician*. This consultation will take about 40 minutes. On arrival at the clinic, you will be offered a drink and seated in our waiting room which is discreetly tucked away out of view from the front of the clinic. We will ask you to fill in your details, medical history and consultation consent forms on our IPad. Rest assured all information will be kept strictly confidential. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us.
You will be introduced to your clinician who will then carry out your consultation in one of our private treatment rooms. During this consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss the look that you want to achieve and there will be plenty of time to ask all the questions you need. Our clinician will listen to you and give you honest feedback and advice. We will provide you with treatment options and a quote. During the consultation we will also explain the treatment procedures, any risks, side effects or contraindications so you can make an informed decision on whether you would like to go ahead with the treatment. You will not be pressurised to make a decision during the consultation and we encourage all our clients to have a period of consideration before proceeding with treatments.

*A £40 deposit is required at the time of booking, redeemable against treatments or products. Refundable if treatment doesn’t go ahead or 24 hours notice given for cancellation.