Updated: Dec 19, 2019
So here we are again. Twinkly lights dress the shop windows, the crisp air is scented with tones of orange and spice and we, once more, see ourselves caught in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the festive season. Another year has gone by, another 365 days of happy or maybe not so happy memories, hard working days, family time and a mixture of stress and laughter.
And although we may be a little bit wiser, for many of us, the thought of another year ending can leave us feeling a little less youthful and a bit more worn out to say the least.
Nobody wants to see the results of another year on their face, so how can you tackle these changes, maintain a healthy and radiant complexion and even look ten years younger?
When it comes to medical aesthetics, there has never been a better time to invest in some of the latest technologies and feel beautiful regardless of our age.
At ERA, we love these four skin-transforming treatments to tighten, lift and boost your radiance:
HIFU (High-intensity focused ultrasound)
Our favourite non-surgical, facelift treatment. HIFU is a non-invasive procedure which reduces wrinkles and fine lines and tightens sagging skin. Other benefits are:
• lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
• enhancing jawline definition
• tightening of the décolletage
• smoothing the skin in general
And do you know what’s even more appealing? HIFU works solely with our body’s natural regenerative ability, therefore there are no artificial filler products or toxins in the treatment that need to be injected in your body. Instead, it uses ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into your skin, targeting the layers just below the surface, and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, leaving you with firmer and considerably more youthful skin. Because the ultrasound beams focus on the deeper layers of skin, there is no damage to the surface or adjacent tissue, so you can get on with your day without experiencing any visible after-effects or discomfort. The downside? You may not be able to see immediate results, but within six months, your skin will feel considerably tightened, knocking a good few years off your looks.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers
Although they have been around for a while, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers still top the charts when choosing a non-surgical, anti-ageing procedure which gives incredible results. Gone are the days, however, when the injections worked purely in removing wrinkles, leaving the face frozen and expressionless. Today the most advanced procedures can be described as airbrushing. They focus on subtly relaxing key muscles on the face, neck and even the back of the hands, to soften the lines, improve symmetry and plump sagging skin. Dermal fillers can also enhance your facial contouring, adding definition to your cheekbones, jawline and lips. Anti-wrinkle injections take a minimum of two weeks to be fully visible while dermal fillers’ results can be seen immediately.
Radio frequency with microdermabrasion
Also known as RF, this non-surgical cosmetic procedure is a more cost-effective alternative to HIFU, to resurface and tighten unflattering loose skin. This treatment is perfect if you suffer from dull, thickened, congested, blemished, or ageing skin conditions. It consists of electrical pulses that generate heat in the deep layer of your skin, causing the contraction of the existing collagen fibres and stimulating the production of new collagen.
The treatment is normally performed with Microdermabrasion, a mechanical exfoliation method, which resurfaces the outermost layer of the skin cells, improving its tightness and density.
It’s like getting your body to generate new baby skin within 60 minutes!
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photo Rejuvenation
IPL therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of common unwanted skin conditions, such as age spots, sun damage, Melasma, freckles, broken capillaries, birthmarks, rosy cheeks, facial lines and wrinkles. It is painless, comfortable and perfect to even out the tone of your skin.
We love the quick results you get after a single session. You’ll find your skin is not only left looking radiant but feeling super soft too.
If you’d love your complexion to feel as dazzling when you look in the mirror as permanently wearing the most flattering Instagram filter, why not try one of these treatments this Christmas and see what difference it can make to you?
Call us today on 01844 698441 to book your free consultation.