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 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 9 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


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.  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.



4.  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.



5.  Tear trough rejuvenation


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.



6.  Chemical 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.



7.  Dermal Fillers


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.



8.  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.



9.  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 – 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:

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:


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 veins but can occur even when there are no varicose veins present.

A drug called a sclerosant is injected directly into the problem veins causing the lining of the veins to swell so that no blood can flow through them, it’s the blood in the veins that is visible in the skin rather than the veins themselves. More than one treatment is often required, as the body will sometimes repair rather than ‘get rid of’ the damaged vein. Save Face, an organisation that helps members of the public to locate safe, fully trained, licensed and insured practitioners for non-surgical procedures state that it is reasonable to expect a 40-80% improvement in the appearance of spider veins following a Microsclerotherapy treatment, though in many cases, multiple treatments are required.

Following treatment it is necessary to wear a support stocking as this helps the veins to seal off and prevents blood flowing back into them.

Occasionally, a small area of brownish pigmentation can occur at the injection site. Very rarely a small area of skin may react to the injection causing a little ulcer. This is rare, and will heal over time if it does occur.

Read more on the Microsclerotherapy page…

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 tiny holes in the skin causing the release of serum growth factors which stimulate the breakdown of old fibrous collagen and stimulate new collagen and Elastin development.

Derma FNS is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than Needling Rollers. It has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. Active ingredients are directly supplied to deeper layers of the skin without epidermal damage.

Derma FNS is as effective as ablative laser treatments, such as Fraxel, IPL and laser resurfacing.

Read more on the Dermal Needling page…

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 u Aesthetics advocate the use of Skinmed Enerpeels because of their effectiveness and flexibility in treating across all skin types from very fair to very dark skin.

The Enerpeels are designed to be less confrontational to skin while still achieving the desired treatment outcome. They work by using a patented carrier solution which stops the ingredients reacting with the skin structures or water in the skin until it is below the surface and then the ingredients, both acids and treatment ingredients are released to work in the skin not on the skin. This reduces surface side effects considerably meaning less peeling, more controlled frosting and less reddening and erythema. Your skin will feel smoother and softer after the first treatment and will gradually improve as new skin cells form.

Read more on the Chemical Skin Peels page…

Tear Trough Rejuvenation

Tear trough rejuvenation is used to improve the appearance of fine lines, dark circles or dark hollows underneath the eyes which appear in some people.

With ageing the skin loses its tone and gets thinner and muscles become looser. Tear trough rejuvenation involves a dermal filler product being injected into the deep part of the tear troughjust above the orbital bone. The filler will plump out the hollow underneath the eyes, making it appear flatter and smoother. Topical anaesthetics can be applied to the area before the injection if required, although many products come with local anaesthetics within the formulation, and recovery time is minimal – you can go right back to work after the procedure.

Tear trough rejuvenation allows you to return to work following the procedure and continues to do its work long after the treatment by providing the skin with amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins for maximum long-term results.

Read more on the Tear Trough Rejuvenation page…

Lip Enhancements

Whether you’re concerned by thin-looking lips, or if you would just like to add a touch of fullness to create shapely, sensual lips, or even a pretty cupid’s bow, then this is the treatment you cannot do without. Lip Enhancements and augmentation are an effective procedure in re-defining the shape of the lips, and providing volume for a fuller, more sensuous look.

As we age our lips lose their plumpness and start to appear thinner. Just having your lips augmented slightly can make you appear years younger without it being obvious that you have had anything done. Results are very natural and we pride ourselves on giving you the lips you want, ensuring results are extremely subtle so that only you will know. More dramatic results can be achieved if desired, but most people want something that looks very natural. Several treatments, given over a period of time, will allow you to build up your desired look to create lips that you’ll love.

Read more on the Lip Enhancements page…

The 8 Point Lift

As we start to age we lose volume from specific areas of our face. The 8 Point Lift is an innovative new technique designed to give effective yet subtle improvements in facial volume, lines and wrinkles creating a more youthful appearance.

The 8 point lift is a specialised volumising and lifting facial treatment, also referred to as a non-surgical facelift or liquid facelift. The treatment uses dermal fillers to enhance and discreetly lift the face for an effective yet subtle improvement that can leave you looking years younger.

The 8 Point Lift targets key areas of the mid-face to lift, contour and revitalise the whole mid and lower face.

Read more on The 8 Point Lift page…

Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid plays an important part in keeping the skin plump, youthful and moisturised. As we age the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin diminishes, the skin generally becomes drier and the fat pads in our cheeks tends to start to lose volume and gravity starts to pull at the skin causing it to sag and lines can appear. Find out more about the 8 Point Lift here.

Dermal filler treatments can help create definition and refresh your appearance, so that your skin looks much younger, fuller and smoother.

Read more on the Dermal Fillers page…