Here are 6 tips to plump up and brighten up your skin for Christmas and the New Year. Many women get their faces ready for the coming holiday season by scheduling their treatments now so their complexion will be glowing by the time all of the celebrations begin
Environ Brightening Facial. The Environ Skin Brightening facial involves a cleanse and tone, followed by a 10 minute lactic acid peel using a galvanic current. Using the current in this way softens the skin and gives a deep clean by saponification of the sebum in the pores. The facial takes 60 minutes. The benefits are deep cleansing and hydration of the skin, resulting in a glowing complexion. Cost £55.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. If you have been enjoying too much of the summer sun and your skin now looks dull with pigmentation. This peel will help remove the sun damaged outer layer of skin to reveal the healthy skin beneath the dull complexion as well as lighten up the skin. The procedure takes 20 minutes with minimal downtime. The result is a brighter looking skin. Cost £120.
Micro-Needling. With aging comes loss of collagen and elastic fibres in the dermis of the skin. This shows up as lax skin with fine lines and enlarged pores. Medical micro-needling creates micro trauma to the dermis which stimulates collagen and elastic fibre regeneration. The layer of blood caused by the needling contains platelet rich in growth stimulating hormones which further heightens the result. The procedure takes 60 minutes with no downtime. The result is plumper looking skin with less lines within days of treatment. Cost £200.
Smartxide Micro Laser Peel. For mature skin the sun is particularly unkind often leaving behind “sun spots” or age spots and increased lines and wrinkles. The laser sends channels of heat into the deep dermis, destroying the pigmentations and stimulating collagen formation to tighten the skin. The same heat energy causes the superficial unhealthy skin to peel. The procedure takes 30 minutes. Have this done on a Friday and be back at work on a Monday. The result is a tighter skin with a smoother more even complexion. Cost £350.
Anti wrinkle injections. If your problem is one of more specific forehead lines, frown lines between the brows and crowsfeet lines, Botox injections are the most effective in eliminating and reducing these. This is the commonest anti-aging procedure carried out across the globe. The injection takes 10 minutes and the effect starts at 3 to 4 days and is optimal from about 2 weeks. The result is a fresher looking upper face with less brow droop and less wrinkles. Cost from £225
Dermal filler injections. In addition to loss of skin elasticity, aging causes loss of volume to facial bone, muscle and fat. One of the most effective ways to rejuvenate the face is to replace the volume. Synthetic filler injections are effective, safe and easy to perform. The common areas for volumising are temples, outer brow, cheeks, midface, lips, jowls and lines extending from the corners of the mouth to nose and chin. Injections take 10 to 45 mins and the effect is immediate. The result is a natural looking fresher fuller face. Cost from £375.
No matter which treatment you chose, starting now will mean that you can face those endless rounds of social holiday events with confidence in your looks.