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GET READY FOR YOUR HD CLOSE UP
Even though the vast majority of us won’t find ourselves on TV or in the movies, there’s been a huge surge in HD-ready makeup, which promises a look that can stand the scrutiny of high definition cameras which cruelly expose every crease, wrinkle and spot. But, we reckon nowadays real life is just as high def. Between Facebook, You Tube Instagam and Mobiles, how you look in photos and video clips has now become a driver for cosmetic procedures from Botox to fillers so that you’ve got a photo ready finish 24.7.
If you’re not ready for your HD Christmas close up, here are the treatments to make you look as flawless as an A lister – in photos and every day life.
GIVE YOUR FACE A GLOW.
Angel PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) is a safe, natural treatment and highly effective at rejuvenating a worn out and grey looking complexion. Blood is taken from the arm and then spun in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the red blood cells which takes about 10mins. The mix injected into the skin which will promote new tissue growth, an improvement in skin tone and a radiant glow. Results last up to eighteen months from £450 a treatment
SMOOTH THOSE BUMPS
Keratosis Pilaris is the name for those rough white bumps on the outer upper arms which are caused by a build of dead skin. Smooth them away with a daily exfoliating cleanser followed by a cream with AHAS to dissolve the glue like substance that holds the dead skin on the surface. Or use a microdermabrasion facial product for a quick fix – try HSS Microdermabrasion with Crushed Diamonds it also contains lactic acid so your skin feels and look super smooth after. Price £32, special price £16 www.harleystreetskincare.co.uk
BLITZ THOSE BLEMISHES
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a highly effective treatment for completely rejuvenating areas of sun-damaged skin, pigmentation and age spots. A chemical cream is applied which makes the normal or damaged skin cells sensitive to light so when the area to be treated is exposed to a red light, the damaged cells die off leaving the undamaged ones unharmed. It is a one off treatment and the texture and tone of the treated area will be visibly improved. It’s important to use SPF50+ afterwards to protect against further sun damage Results are permanent Cost from £750
THE INSTANT SMILE LIFT
Never heard of marionette lines? You’ve most probably seen them! These are the lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth which can make you look permanently grumpy or unhappy. They form as facial volume and cheeks begins to deplete and deeper creases begin to form below the mouth. You can easily banish that droopy mouth and give yourself an instant smile lift with a liquid facelift which uses a combination of fillers to plump up the skin and pump up the volume. Results will last up to a year. Cost from £495
NIP THOSE NUMBER 11 LINES
A furrowed frown can make you look as though you have the cares of the world on your shoulders And those number 11 lines between your eyes which are brought on by repetitive frowning make you appear mean and angry even when you’re not. It’s the area most women are bothered about but you can relax your frown and forehead wrinkles with a session of Botox. The key is to have just enough so lines are softened and you don’t risk looking like Dr Spock. From £199
Zap those pesky red broken veins around the nose with a hi-tech laser treatment. Lumecca releases energy into the skin which then stimulates regeneration of the cells, and an increase in collagen. You may need around four monthly treatments from £60 per treatment, but results which will last up to 18 months It is vital that you use SPF 30 after the treatment to protect the new skin.
Seeing double? Then Necktite which uses radio frequency and aspiration will zap excess fat under the chin as well as tighten and sculpt the jaw and neck area. Only one treatment is required and results are seen immediately with improvements over the following eight to twenty four weeks as skin tightens and new collagen is formed From £2800 02084364441
THIS WEEK AT THE CLINIC
Chemical peels can work wonders for your skin. They can clear up acne, lessen the appearance of scars and dark spots, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. But they can also do some serious damage if not performed in the right hands. Lisa Black wanted to freshen up her skin and wanted the strongest type available but we advised her it wasn’t suitable for her complexion. There are many different type of peels available and the really strong chemical peels – the ones that really hurt – are an out-dated concept. We think it’s better to go for six or eight lighter peels over a period of time rather than one drastic one. Lisa had a Jessner peel which is is a medium-strength peel that can deal with more damage than AHAs like glycolic acid. It combines resorcinol, lactic acid and salicylic acid for deeper exfoliation. It’s good for diminishing acne scars, sun damage and wrinkles, and also decreases oil production. It’s an uncomfortable peel and your skin will peel and flake for about four to seven days afterwards until the newer, smoother skin is revealed.
Lisa only needed one and is thrilled with her baby soft skin. Price £295 0207 436 4441