PDO thread lift

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 can get a bargain ex-display kitchen or a fabulous pair of shoes for a fraction of their original cost, the same doesn’t work in relation to non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Here at Younger U Aesthetics, our treatments are priced at the level they are for several reasons:

  1. The products I use are high quality, from tried and tested and reputable manufacturers who invest heavily in product development and training.  The other equipment that I use in-clinic is also top of the range – from syringe needles to my dermal needling machine – helping to deliver effective and consistent results to my patients’ every time!
  2. I have undergone extensive medical training and continue to update my knowledge and skills with expert training days.  I am a member of a number of industry organisations, including Save Face, the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, the Nursing Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing – all of whom have strict codes of ethics and help to ensure a consistently high standard within the nursing profession.  These accreditation’s/memberships and continuing professional development, plus the extensive insurance that I hold, all help to ensure that patients receive the very highest levels of care and support from Younger U Aesthetics at all times, but they do add significant costs to running a professional non-surgical aesthetics clinic.
  3. Non-surgical aesthetic treatments aren’t on the same level as a massage, a hair-cut, or a new pair of shoes… so they shouldn’t be priced as such.  Dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections, PDO Thread-lifts, etc. – although non-surgical, these treatments all involve injectable solutions or products being inserted into the skin.  There is an incredibly narrow margin for error, and ‘clinicians’ without extensive medical training, physiological knowledge and advanced technical experience can easily miss the optimal target area for a treatment by a mm or two, causing the treatment to be non-effective, have negative aesthetic results or even risk patient health and safety.  We’ve all seen the horror stories in the tabloids of individuals with hugely swollen and infected lips, or having been blinded by wrinkle relaxing injections that have gone terribly wrong – so why risk it? Invest in your skin and your treatment and seek out a qualified and insured medically practitioner who is highly regarded and trusted and uses the best products on the market for their treatments. Consider your options carefully and fully – don’t just rush into a treatment because of a limited time ‘special offer’ that sounds too good to be true, because that could well be the case…

Always trust an experienced medical professional for your non-surgical aesthetic treatments – your skin is far too precious to risk anything less than the highest quality treatments!

Profhilo treatment - before and after

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 for patient safety and effectiveness, but it’s been wonderful to see how positively the treatment has been received by our patients too.

Profhilo is an injectable skin bio-remodelling treatment that contains Hyaluronic Acid and was developed to treat skin laxity and help improve skin texture and radiance.  The results seen by patients in-clinic (following treatments to areas as diverse as their face, neck, décolletage, hands and knees!) have been incredibly positive.  Generally, we recommend two sessions, spaced one month apart, for maximum results and most patients report seeing increased firmness, elasticity and improved skin texture after the two treatments.  Maintenance sessions are often required every 6-12 months to maintain the results of the procedure.

I’ve been so pleased with the results of Profhilo treatments that I have decided to add some further products and treatments from the team behind Profhilo – IBSA Italia – to the range of products and services we offer here at Younger U Aesthetics.  The first of these is a new skincare product called ‘Profhilo Haenkenium’, which combines Hyaluronic Acid with an extract from a plant called Salvia Haenkei or ‘Prawn Sage’.  The product is designed to help protect the skin from premature ageing, improve hydration and protect the skin from free radicals, and will make a great addition to any skincare regime!

The next big launch from the IBSA Italia team that I’m proud to announce I’ll be offering is their Viscoderm Hydrobooster range of injectable skin booster products.  These skin boosters are designed to help restore the support structures of skin tissue to help improve skin tone, elasticity and firmness – particularly in areas where there is a lot of dynamic facial movement, like around the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead – and promise to be another incredibly popular treatment.

If you’d like more information about Profhilo, Profhilo Haenkenium or Viscoderm Hydroboosters, please call us on 07702 581588. We’re sure you’ll love these new products as much as we do!

See more on the Younger U Aesthetis Profhilo page.

Autumn and Winter aesthetic treatments

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 appearance of visible thread veins, most commonly on the legs. A solution called a ‘sclerosant’ is injected into the problem blood vessel, binding the walls together and causing it to collapse, before it is absorbed by the body and becomes less noticeable or fades completely.  Some patients prefer to undergo this treatment in the cooler autumn and winter weather, as for optimal results the use of compression bandages/stockings are recommended for the weeks immediately post-procedure.  In the heat of the summer, these garments can be a little uncomfortable, so chilly weather is a compression-stocking wearers best friend!  It can also take between 8 to 12 weeks to see improvement following your treatment (and take 2-4 treatments for optimal results), so taking time over the autumn and winter to tackle the issue could mean that some of the problem blood vessels have been effectively treated in time for the next skirt and short season!

PDO Threadlift

In a PDO Threadlift, fine threads are inserted into the skin to provide an immediate lift, but as these threads are absorbed by the body, they promote increased production of collagen and elastin in the treatment area, contributing to longer lasting anti-ageing effects.  Following a procedure, there may be some minor swelling, redness, bruising, itching and tenderness, though patients can resume their everyday routines within a few days of treatment.  Some patients find that these minor side effects are more comfortable in the cooler weather of the autumn and winter, though it is a popular year-round treatment for patients who do not want to go down the surgical treatment route (which has a far longer recovery time) but want to see the effects of a surgical face-lift.

Injectable treatments – like Profhilo, Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

For many injectable aesthetic treatments, like Profhilo and wrinkle relaxing injections, we recommend that patients avoid sun exposure and high temperatures in the couple of weeks post treatment, something that becomes slightly more difficult when faced with a Summer like the one we’ve just had!  Here at Younger U Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on our expert patient care, our experience and our professionalism, so make sure that our pre- and post-treatment recommendations are clear and obvious for all patients.  Treatments are available all year round, and we make sure that aftercare advice is tailored not just to every patient, but also to the environmental factors that could have an impact on a treatment’s effectiveness and patient recovery time.

Chemical Skin Peels

Skin peels are an extremely effective way to treat lines and wrinkles as well as acne scarring, pigmentation and sun-damaged skin, and treatments involve the application of a chemical solution to the upper layers of the skin to chemically exfoliate the treatment area.  Our range of Enerpeel Chemical Peels are popular all year round, but some patients who are looking for more intensive and deeper exfoliation may prefer to undergo the treatment in the cooler weather of autumn and winter so that the post-treatment side effects of skin peeling, skin reddening, etc. can be experienced in relative comfort rather than heat and humidity, and so that they can avoid over-exposure to the sun in weeks straight after their treatment.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical aesthetic treatment this Autumn or Winter, please get in touch! A pre-treatment consultation is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your unique skincare concerns and determine how best to tackle them with the range of high quality treatments available at Younger U Aesthetics.

anti wrinkle treatment

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 old skin cells also reduces (a problem, given that skin cells are replaced around every 27 days), and repeated sun damage can result in the appearance of age spots (caused by the over-production of melanin) on skin that is frequently exposed to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

These physiological changes have a visible impact on our skin, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dull and dry skin and pigmentation.  Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can speed up the ageing process of our skin, making it appear older than it actually is, but with care, attention and the right combination of aesthetic treatments, all of these physical symptoms can be addressed to help you reveal more radiant and youthful looking skin.

Fine lines and wrinkles a problem? Chemical Skin Peels (like the Enerpeel range we favour here at Younger U Aesthetics) can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as chemically exfoliate the skin to remove the build up of old skin cells.  They can also help to tackle pigmentation and scarring.

Has a reduction in your skin’s elasticity caused your face to lose definition and its youthful contours? Our PDO Threadlift treatment can help to add instant ‘lift’ to the face, neck, or stomach area whilst also promoting the production of collagen and elastin in the targeted treatment area.

Here at Younger U Aesthetics, we are proud to offer a range of aesthetic treatments to help people restore the youthful characteristics of their skin, or enhance their features sensitively and naturally.  But to all those looking for a single ‘quick fix’ to slow down the skin’s natural ageing process, the answer is this – a good quality, broad spectrum SPF applied daily throughout the year.  It really can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your precious skin!

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hyperhidrosis

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 some people, the uncomfortable feeling of sweating is a year round issue that can cause discomfort and embarrassment, whatever the weather.  These people suffer from hyperhidrosis, or ‘excessive sweating’, where the body produces more sweat than is needed to regulate its temperature.  The condition is more common than you might think, with 1% of the population experiencing the symptoms of excessive sweating.

How can you treat hyperhidrosis?

  • Use antiperspirant sprays/roll-ons – speak to your pharmacist or GP for recommendations if traditional antiperspirants aren’t helping, as they may be able to recommend stronger products to tackle your excessive seating.
  • Avoid spicy food/hot drinks/alcohol if you know that these trigger your hyperhidrosis.
  • Wear loose, breathable clothing and shoes made from natural fibres rather than synthetic fabrics, as these can help your skin to breathe and stay cooler, even in warmer weather

If simple lifestyle changes don’t improve the symptoms of hyperhidrosis, there are other treatment options available including the use of botulinum toxin to block the nerves that prompt the sweating response in certain areas of the body.  If you would like to find out whether this is an appropriate treatment option for you, it’s worth speaking to your GP or to a medically qualified clinician with the appropriate prescribing qualification (like an Independent Nurse Prescriber) to discuss the issues that you are having in greater detail.

If you’d like more information, please call us today on 07702 581588 or visit our dedicated web-page: Hyperhidrosis

Looking after your skin in the Summer

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 how much sun is safe and right for you.

Vitamin D from the sun’s rays can help the body to absorb calcium and phosphate from our diets – minerals that are essential in building healthy bones, teeth and muscles.  However, excessive exposure to UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage the skin, and not just in the form of sunburn from prolonged sun exposure.

Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can contribute to a degradation in skin’s elasticity and breakdown collagen structures in the skin – both of which contribute to premature skin ageing in terms of the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and ‘sagging skin’.  Hyperpigmentation is also a risk of overexposure to UV rays, as is an increased risk of Skin Cancer (with, for example, 15906 cases of Melanoma Skin Cancer in the UK in 2015, 86% of which were classed as ‘preventable’).

Although it’s been difficult to avoid the sun this Summer (and why would you want to?!), it’s worth knowing that you can easily protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with some simple precautions:

  • Wear long sleeved, lightweight and breathable clothing to help cover your delicate skin.
  • Wear a good quality, broad spectrum SPF and regularly reapply – particularly if you are swimming or exercising. You need a shot glass full of lotion for each full body application of SPF, so don’t hold back with the application!
  • Seek shade when the sun is at it’s strongest (between 11am and 3pm)
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your scalp and delicate eyes.
  • Stay hydrated! It’s easy to get dehydrated in the hot weather, which can have a negative impact on your overall health – not just your skin!

Though it’s easier to remember the SPF in the summer, or when the weather is tropical, it’s important to build it into your daily skincare regime as UV damage can occur all year round, even if you are inside or under glass!  So take care of your delicate skin this summer – and all year round – it really can help to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and delay some of the visible symptoms of ageing.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-get-vitamin-d-from-sunlight/

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/melanoma-skin-cancer

 

Subtle enhancements vs. looking “done”

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 wants to address the profile of their nose without invasive surgery, I would provide information about our non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments.  I will only ever recommend treatments that are safe and appropriate for the unique needs of each patient, and make sure that I give everyone plenty of time to consider whether they want to undergo a specific treatment.

In this age of reality TV stars and Instagram celebrities, where ‘bigger is better’ when it comes to over-filled lips and extreme buttock implants, natural and unassuming aesthetic treatments aren’t often on the public’s radar – and that, for me, demonstrates the skill of the medically qualified aesthetic clinician.  Over-filled lips and frozen or swollen features are far more obvious, and don’t fit in with the Younger U Aesthetics mantra of ‘Helping you look your best’ – we want to enhance our patients’ natural beauty and unique facial characteristics, not distort them to resemble an unnatural ideal.

In the event that a patient does come to Younger U Aesthetics asking for a treatment that I feel is inappropriate – for example, if they ask for a larger dose of injectable Dermal Fillers in the lips than I feel is necessary – I will not carry out the procedure, and potentially will suggest that the patient seeks advice from another professional.

If you are considering a non-surgical aesthetic treatment, please make sure that you visit an experienced and qualified medical professional and listen to their recommendations – any responsible clinic will have your best interests at heart and give you honest feedback and recommendations based on their extensive experience.  If you are looking for an accredited clinician near you, I would strongly recommend visiting www.saveface.co.uk to view their register of approved practitioners, and find out more about specific non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Give your skin the treatment it deserves

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 an increase in uninsured and unscrupulous clinics, many offering bargain-basement prices or offering unsafe treatments, like syringe-sharing for Dermal Fillers.  There are a number of problems with this – for a start, an incredibly low price point gives the impression that non-surgical aesthetic treatments are on the same level as a hair cut and colour, or a new outfit, when they really shouldn’t be.  Every aesthetic treatment, particularly those involving injectable solutions, brings with it an element of risk – a risk that is made higher if the practitioner lacks the physiological knowledge and medical training to deliver a sensitive, personally tailored and safe treatment.  The quality of the injectable solutions used in ‘bargain basement’ treatments also concerns me, as I have heard terrifying tales of unsafe and inappropriate solutions being in some injectable procedures from ‘cowboy’ practitioners.

A skilled, experienced, appropriately qualified and insured medical aesthetic practitioner uses top quality products in a clean and safe environment after a detailed pre-treatment consultation with a patient.  During the pre-treatment consultation, patients are given comprehensive details of their chosen treatment (including potential minor risks and post-treatment recovery advice) and are given the time to choose whether or not they want to undergo the procedure; Detailed medical history notes are also taken during this consultation to highlight any potential issues that could interfere with the safety or effectiveness of the treatment see here for more information.  It’s also worth mentioning that some non-surgical aesthetic treatments are prescription-only medications (POMs) and that you should have a consultation with the medical professional who holds the appropriate prescribing medication (like an Independent Nurse Prescriber) before undergoing any treatment, as they will determine whether it is a safe and appropriate treatment option for you.  When it comes to the actual non-surgical aesthetic procedure, responsible aesthetic clinics will only carry out a treatment if they believe that it is safe and appropriate and syringes are never, ever shared as even if the needle is replaced on a syringe between injectable treatments, there is still a risk – an unacceptable risk – of cross contamination between patients.

The worrying surge in unqualified aesthetic ‘clinicians’ is what lead me to ‘Save Face’ – a professional standards authority registered organisation that serves to educate people about safe aesthetic procedures and offers accreditation to medically qualified aesthetic clinics and individual practitioners who meet their strict criteria.  In order to become an accredited clinic, Save Face demands that clinics and their medically trained aesthetic practitioners demonstrate the very highest levels of professionalism, training and patient care.  I am very proud to be Save Face accredited, and would urge anyone considering a non-surgical aesthetic treatment to visit www.saveface.com to find a Save Face accredited clinic in their area.

Your skin is such an important and precious part of you – make sure it’s taken care of by skilled and experienced professionals.  It’s not worth risking your health and safety with bargain basement treatments from unscrupulous clinicians; Give your skin the treatment it deserves and always trust a professional.

Visit the Younger U Aesthetics website for more information.

Top 10 Aesthetics Treatments

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 to suit the majority often resulting in only minor improvements.

The products and procedures provided by Younger U Aesthetics are FDA approved and provided by an Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner with over 30 years’ clinical experience. The products used are specific to your needs and are likely to be far stronger and active on the skin compared to those on the high street.
So which treatment is right for you? Here are the top 10 commonly used treatments:

 

 

1.  The 8-point Facelift

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A volumising and lifting facial treatment that uses dermal fillers to lift, contour and revitalise the whole mid and lower face. Read more about The 8-point Facelift here.

 

 

2.  Profhilo

An innovative new skin bio-remodelling treatment using hyaluronic acid, designed to hydrate and volumise the skin but also to ‘remodel’ ageing and sagging tissue.

 

 

3.  PDO Threadlift

pdo-thread

Fine threads are inserted into the skin to provide an immediate lift, but as these threads are absorbed by the body, they promote increased production of collagen and elastin in the treatment area, contributing to longer lasting anti-ageing effects. Read more about PDO Threadlift here.

 

 

4.  Sclerotherapy

A treatment designed to reduce the appearance of visible thread veins, most commonly on the legs. A solution called a ‘sclerosant’ is injected into the problem blood vessel, binding the walls together and causing it to collapse, before it is absorbed by the body and becomes less noticeable or fades completely.

 

 

5.  Lip enhancement

lip-enhancement

Dermal fillers are sensitively and expertly injected into the lip area to redefine and enhance shape and volume in the lips. Read more about Lip enhancement here.

 

 

6.  Tear trough rejuvenation

tear-trough

This treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, dark circles or dark hollows underneath the eyes using dermal filler injections. Read more about Tear trough rejuvenation here.

 

 

7.  Chemical Skin Peel

skin-peel

Skin peels are an extremely effective way to treat lines and wrinkles as well as acne scarring, pigmentation and sun-damaged skin, and treatments involve the application of a chemical solution to the upper layers of the skin to chemically exfoliate the treatment area. Read more about Chemical Skin Peel here.

 

 

8.  Dermal Fillers

dermal-filler

Injectable fillers are natural or synthetic, fully biodegradable gels which are easily injected into the treatment area using very small needles to replenish lost volume and literally ‘fill out’ lines and hollows in the skin. Read more about Dermal Fillers here.

 

 

9.  Dermal Needling

dermal-needling

This procedure involves causing light and highly targeted ‘damage’ to the dermis using a series of fine micro needles, and is designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the treatment area. Read more about Dermal Needling here.

 

 

10.  Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments

Wrinkle relaxing treatments are also available at Younger U Aesthetics, following a consultation with Rachel.

 

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections are a prescription only medication, and therefore will only be prescribed by Rachel – our independent Nurse Prescriber – when deemed appropriate for the patient concerned.

For more information about our treatments, please get in touch with us today by calling us on 07702 581588 to book a consultation.

 

 

 

Dermal fillers – including those containing Hyaluronic Acid – can help to restore volume in the areas of your face affected by a reduction in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

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 age, the natural production of Hyaluronic Acid in our cells reduces and our skin can appear dull and lacklustre, with fine lines and wrinkles appearing more noticeable.

Dermal fillers – including those containing Hyaluronic Acid – can help to restore volume in the areas of your face affected by a reduction in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.  The filler plumps up the layers of skin immediately beneath the treatment area and the result is an instant ‘filling-out’ effect so that the skin looks smoother and appears less wrinkled.  Although they can be used in a number of areas, some of the most popular skincare concerns tackled with Dermal fillers include:

  • Nose to mouth lines, cheek lines, frown lines
  • “Smoker’s Lines”
  • loss of cheek volume
  • loss of volume generally
  • tear troughs
  • lip Enhancement

If you’d like to find out whether Dermal Fillers are a suitable treatment option for you – get in touch! Please phone 07702 581588 or visiting our website today: dermal fillers

Retinol and Retriderm

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 tackle the physical signs of ageing, from fine lines and wrinkles, to dull and lacklustre texture and tone, as well as helping to improve skin elasticity and tightness.

Generally, products containing Retinol or other retinoids can cause some irritation to the skin when first used, and as the best results are generally seen after prolonged use over a period of time (gradually and carefully building up skin’s tolerance to the product) often people are ‘put off’ by the initial irritation and choose not to persevere with the product.  However, the protein rich serum of Retriderm – a product that we are proud to stock here at Younger U Aesthetics – helps the Retinol in the product to get to work effectively whilst minimising irritation.

As well as the skin regenerating properties of Retinol, Retriderm contains hydration boosting hyaluronic acid and effective anti-oxidant protection with added Vitamin E, creating an intensive and effective regenerative serum that has been clinically proven to deliver visible anti-ageing results in as little as 8 weeks.

For more information about Retriderm, and to find out whether this would be a suitable product for your unique skincare requirements, contact Younger U Aesthetics today!

Whats your New Years Resolution for 2018

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 extreme clean eating, when in reality (for many people – not all!) it’s all too easy to let your gym membership card gather dust next to your sports kit from February onward, as the ‘New Year, New You!’ feeling wears off, and crack open a box of Christmas chocolates…

So how about setting aside time for some skin TLC where you don’t even have to lift a finger or dramatically change your lifestyle? At Younger U Aesthetics, we offer several skin resurfacing and rejuvenating treatments that can help to improve the condition and texture of your skin, and all you need to do is lay back and let us do the hard work for you – treatments such as Dermal Needling and Chemical Skin Peels.

We are proud to offer the Skinmed ‘Enerpeels’ at Younger U Aesthetics – a range of Chemical Skin Peels that can help to effectively tackle fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation and sun-damaged skin.

We offer the following peels:

Glycolic Peel – A refreshing anti-ageing treatment with minimal downtime. This peel penetrates the top layer of your skin and encourages the natural exfoliation process; leaving you with fresher, younger looking skin; minimising fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and sun damaged skin.

Mandelic Peel – Perfect for those prone to redness due to its antibacterial properties; this peel encourages cell-turnover, helping to reveal a clearer complexion. You’ll have smoother skin after just one treatment.

Jessner Peel – This peel works on a variety of imperfections including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, acne and uneven skin tone.

Pyruvic peel – This skin peel is commonly used to treat a variety of skin issues, including reduction of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and oily skin. It is also useful in treating those patients who have acne but are sensitive to salicylic acid containing products, as it will reduce the oil production and exfoliate dead skin cell build up that contributes to blocked pores and the incumbent spot formation.

So if you fancy opting for a New Years Resolution that requires little effort but could make a positive difference to the condition and texture of your skin, why not get in touch with Younger U Aesthetics today to find out how we could help?

Happy New Year everyone!

8-point, non-surgical, Facelift

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 Aesthetics, we specialise in non-surgical aesthetic treatments that provide effective anti-ageing results, carried out by a skilled and experienced professional in a safe environment.  One treatment that we are proud to offer is the 8-point Face Lift – also known as a non-surgical or ‘liquid’ facelift – which involves the administration of Dermal Fillers to lift and enhance the contours of the face without invasive surgery.

The 8-Point Lift can help to restore youthful definition to the jawline and jowls, and around the cheeks and mouth.  It is a popular treatment given that the results are instant and can last for up to 18 months (depending on the product used and the area treated).

As with all injectable non-surgical treatments, if you are considering a Dermal Filler treatment – whether for lip enhancement or to restore volume and definition to the face – it is important that you make sure you visit a medically qualified professional.  Injectable cosmetic treatments need to be carried out precisely and expertly to ensure that the results are subtle and sensitive and to reduce the potential for side effects occuring.  If you are looking for an accredited and qualified medical professional to carry out a Dermal Filler treatment in your area, I would strongly recommend that you visit www.saveface.co.uk – a Professional Standards Authority accredited register of Aesthetic Practitioners in the UK.  They’ve also got a lot of useful impartial information about non-surgical aesthetic treatments on their website too, so should be considered the place to go if you are looking for skincare advice.

Younger U Aesthetics are proud to be a Save Face accredited clinic thanks to the clinical experience of our founder, Rachel Nicholson RGN INP – you can find us on the Save Face website here: www.saveface.co.uk/clinic/younger-u-aesthetics

Christmas Party Skin

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 when we are dressing up to go ‘out out’.

So what can you do to improve the texture and condition of your skin? I recently had a Mandelic Peel and Dermal Needling procedure (a combination treatment that works to reveal a clearer, glowing complexion and smoother skin) and have been really pleased with the results – results that patients too have seen time and again in our clinic with this duo of effective anti-ageing treatments.

The first treatment in this process is the application of the Mandelic Peel – a chemical peel from the Skinmed Enerpeel range of skin peels that encourages cell-turnover, helping to reveal a clearer complexion and smooth the surface of the skin. The Peel is applied after a numbing cream has been administered and left on for 40 minutes.  The Mandelic Peel is left on for 8-10 minutes, before the Dermal Needing treatment starts.

Dermal Needling involves the use of a mechanical micro needling device (we use Derma FNS) to create thousands of tiny holes in the skin.  This action encourages the release of serum growth factors which stimulate the breakdown of old fibrous collagen and prompt the production of new collagen and elastin.  Dermal Needling can help to tighten and rejuvenate skin, and to reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and stretch marks.  It can also be used to tackle pigmentation of the skin (i.e. age spots or melasma).  Thanks to the effectiveness of the numbing cream and the use of a very fine micro-needle, this process is relatively painless, though patients may feel the occasional and mild sensation of scratches to the skin.

The combination of the Mandelic Peel and Dermal Needling has not only improved the condition and texture of the skin of my patients, but also my own skin:

Generally, we recommend a course of up to four combined Mandelic Peel and Dermal Needling treatments to patients for maximum effectiveness, though we carefully assess every patient’s unique skin condition and concerns when tailoring a skincare regime.

So if you are looking for a treatment that could help to reveal your inner ‘glow’ this party season, why not get in touch for more information about our Dermal Needling and Mandelic Peel combination treatment, and to find out whether it might be an appropriate treatment option for you? Call us today on 07702 581588 to learn more – we look forward to hearing from you!

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 help tighten the skin, as well as helping to reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and stretch marks.  It can also be used to tackle pigmentation of the skin – i.e. sun spots, and melasma.

Dermal Needling is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury; by piercing the skin multiple times at high speed. This carefully targeted treatment stimulates the release of ‘growth factors’ in the skin and the increased production of collagen and elastin in the treatment area to encourage skin rejuvenation and promote complete and skin remodelling from scars, stretch marks, lines and wrinkles. The needling targets deeper lines and remodelling deeper into the reticular (lower) dermis. Needling does not exfoliate the skin but targets a more direct dermal stimulation by activating enzymes which break down old bound type 1 collagen with poor elastic properties.

For more information, get in touch with us today by phoning 07702 581588 or visiting our website: http://www.youngeruaesthetics.com/dermal-needling.php