I’ve got a wedding soon and I’m looking a little jaded. Is there a one-off facial that really delivers results? I don’t want injectables or a treatment that has too much downtime.
There are many new hi-tech facials which can deliver healthy radiant skin, boost collagen production and soften lines and wrinkles all without surgery or using needles. Most , however, like a laser facial or Hydrafacial need a course of at least three treatments every three to four weeks to really see an improvement in skin tone. But for a speedy one treatment which delivers great results try The LA facial. Actress Sarah Parish is a huge fan of this new cutting edge treatment which uses the very latest technology – dual modality Fractional and Thermal radio frequency to product visible results – improved skin tone, lifted features, softer lines and wrinkles in one 90 minute session . It’s totally painless and feels like a warm massage and the therapist will concentrate on problems areas. You’ll have two to three days of redness which can be easily covered up so have the treatment around a week to two weeks before your event to look perfect on the big day. Expect to pay around £150 and the facial is available from selected clinics around the UK. Call 0333 577 5570 for more details.
New standards for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures designed to help drive up standards in the cosmetic surgery come into force this month. The new guidelines cover all procedures from breast augmentation to Botox and are there to protect patients Later this year the RCS will also launch a new certification scheme, allowing patients to more easily search for a surgeon who has the necessary skill and experience to perform the procedure they are considering. In the meantime, stay safe and know the rules- or for full details visit the GMC website.
*Do not have any cosmetic treatments which are on a special offer, like two for one or are discounted if you have multiple treatments. There should be no inducements whatsoever.
*You must have a minimum two-week cooling off period before undergoing any surgery so you do not feel rushed or pressured.
*When you go for a consultation make sure you are well informed on all details of the procedure, including risks and downtime and are given written information about any procedures.
*Always ask about aftercare, continuity of care must be provided so patients know whom to contact if they experience any complications and full details of any medicines or implants being used must be made readily available.
* Details of all UK doctors, including any specialisms they have, are published on the GMC’s online List of Registered Medical Practitioners