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Rachel Nicholson is an Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner and an Independent Nurse Prescriber with over 30 years of clinical experience and comes from a strong, varied medical background including Primary Health Care, and in the NHS/private sector. Rachel worked as an Assistant Director of Nursing prior to specialising in aesthetics and worked for two years for a large aesthetic company providing advanced aesthetic treatments.

Rachel has received her training from leading cosmetic surgeons, and advanced aesthetic practitioners and maintains her knowledge by attending conferences, seminars and workshops in aesthetic and cosmetic treatments, updating her treatments as new technologies emerge. Rachel combines her medical knowledge with a passion for providing Anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal fillers, Dermal Needling and Medical skin peels to name just a few to offer her clients a truly unique aesthetics experience.

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Collagen: What is it & what does it do?

Collagen is the scaffolding that provides structure and strength to bones, muscles, skin and tendons, and is the most abundant protein in the human body.  It’s a major contributing factor when it comes to giving skin youthful volume and definition, but the natural production of collagen by our bodies reduces as we age; after the […]

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Skills and experience – Younger U Aesthetics

It’s sale season, and everywhere I look I see ‘prices slashed’ and ‘cheapest ever!’ – whether that’s in relation to furniture, clothing, or even some non-surgical aesthetic treatments! I understand that for many people, the funds that they’ve got available to spend on life’s little luxuries can be tight, but although it’s great if you […]

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Profhilo – one of our most popular treatments of 2018!

When we added Profhilo to our list of non-surgical aesthetic treatments a year ago, we didn’t realise how popular the treatment would be! We’d read all the documentation, watched the clinical demonstrations and attended all of the product masterclasses, and had added the treatment to our product range as it met our incredibly high standards […]

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Autumn and Winter aesthetic treatments

There are certain treatments I offer here at Younger U Aesthetics that, though they can be undertaken all year round, increase in popularity as the weather turns colder.  As a result, I thought I’d share some of our popular winter treatments with you this month! Microsclerotherapy Microsclerotherapy is an aesthetic treatment designed to reduce the […]

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Why does our skin change as we age?

As we age, our skin changes; there is a reduction in the body’s production of collagen and elastin – the scaffolding that gives our skin volume and elasticity.  This reduction starts in our mid-twenties, and after the age of thirty the average person produces 1% less collagen every year.  Our skin’s ability to effectively shed […]

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This Summer has been hot, hot, hot!

It’s been a hot couple of months in the UK, and even hotter abroad, with record temperatures in Spain and Portugal right in the middle of summer holiday season!  As a result, feeling hot under the collar and ‘glowing’ with perspiration is a sensation that few have escaped since the beginning of June.  However, for […]

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Looking after your skin in the Summer

It’s been difficult to escape the sunshine this Summer so far, with Mediterranean-esque sun (and heat) bathing the UK in June and July.  However, though it’s so easy to lay back and relax in the glorious sunshine, it’s worth understanding the impact that sun damage can have on your skin so that you can evaluate […]

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Subtle enhancements vs. looking “done“

Here at Younger U Aesthetics, we are proud to offer sensitive and subtle procedures that reveal a natural, youthful and radiant appearance, delicately tackling any aesthetic concerns that a patient might have.  For example, if a patient has lost volume in their lips, a Dermal Filler lip enhancement treatment may be suggested; if a patient […]

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Give your skin the treatment it deserves

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with anti-wrinkle treatments and lip enhancement procedures in particular finding increased popularity with a younger audience.  However, as a result of the rise in popularity, there has also been a worrying rise in non-medically trained “Aesthetic Practitioners” offering injectable treatments, as well as […]

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Top 10 commonly used treatments

With so many skin care products available on the high street it can be confusing when trying to choose the right one for you. These products absolutely have a place in the market but by their nature are catered for a large audience and as such the levels of active components have to be controlled […]

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Dermal Fillers – what are they?

Many injectable Dermal Filler products contain an ingredient called ‘Hyaluronic Acid’, a naturally occurring sugar that is produced by cells in connective tissues throughout our bodies.  Hyaluronic Acid molecules can hold up to 1000 times their own weight in water, helping to hydrate the skin and ‘plump it up’ with youthful volume.  However, as we […]

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Retinol and Retriderm

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that – following topical application to the skin – is converted by the body into Retinoic Acid, which helps to prevent the breakdown of existing collagen in the body, as well as helping to stimulate new collagen production and increasing skin cell turnover.  These properties can help to […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Still thinking about a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? How about opting for a ‘treat your skin to a little extra ‘tender loving care’ in the New Year’ resolution? (Especially if it doesn’t involve too much effort from you!) It’s all too easy to sign yourself up mentally for a year of intensive exercise or […]

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The 8-point non-surgical Facelift

As we get older, the production of collagen and elastin – two types of fibrous protein that give our skin a youthful and firm structure – begins to decrease.  We start to lose volume and definition in specific areas of the face, and fine lines and wrinkles can become more noticeable.  Here at Younger U […]

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Christmas Party Skin

It’s coming up to party season and chances are, your skin isn’t quite as ‘party ready’ as you’d like it to be. The combination of cold mornings and central heating make skin feel dry and tight, and dry skin can appear dull and lacklustre – not quite the look that many of us hope for […]

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Dermal Needling Example

Have you ever wondered what happens during a Dermal Needling treatment? I recently underwent the procedure to demonstrate what happens during the treatment – watch the video below for more information. Prior to the treatment, the skin is treated with an anaesthetic cream to reduce any feelings of discomfort.  The treatment can be used to […]

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Microsclerotherapy

Microsclerotherapy is a popular and effective treatment for Spider Veins on the legs by injection and many patients who chose to undergo this treatment find some success with the treatment. Although Spider Veins are without symptoms, they can have an unattractive appearance and can cause self-consciousness, particularly at holiday time! They may be associated with varicose […]

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Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the medical term used to describe excessive sweating, whereby the body produces more sweat than is needed to regulate its temperature. It is a common and often embarrassing problem that affects 1% of the population in both men and women. What areas can be treated? The underarms are the most […]

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Dermal Needling

Automated Fractional Dermal Needling Techniques (Derma FNS) Derma FNS uses a multi-speed piercing action allowing the needles to puncture the skin layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing absorption of products. On the other hand, it reduces pain and patient downtime. Derma FNS uses vertical insertions to create thousands of […]

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Chemical Skin Peels

What is a chemical peel? It is a procedure for the face and body that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the upper layers of the skin. The procedure can be performed at a very superficial, superficial, medium or deep skin depth dependent upon the condition being treated and the client’s skin type profile. Younger […]

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