Tweakments in time for the party season

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

It’s the season of parties and treating yourself.

Everyone wants to look their best with party ready skin that will keep all eyes on you. It’s also that time of the year when we might be guilty of not keeping up with our skin routine. So, we’ve put together our top 6 tweakments that will get you glowing results, all in time for the party season. The treatments results are also long lasting, so your refreshed and revived skin will carry on for your new year new you look. What’s not to love?

Forever Young BBL

Want to wear that sleeveless or low neckline outfit, but not feeling 100% about the skin imperfections on your hands, arms, or neck? This revolutionary and revitalizing laser system, Forever Young BBL, targets and reduces skin imperfections. With its cutting edge photorejuvenation technology, BBL adds a healthy, luminous glow by stimulating collagen renewal.

Type of treatment:

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatment

Targets:

Benefits:

  • Dramatically improves skin texture and radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brighter skin with no downtime
  • Stimulates healthy skin renewal
  • Reduces the appearance of freckles and firms up the skin

Treatment time:

This quick procedure normally takes between 15-30 minutes.

When will I see results and for how long?

You will see results in just a few days after the treatment. BBL results have been coveted as having impressive long-lasting results based on independent studies and patient testimonials. Majority of patients treated over 10 years ago, reported that their skin still feels revitalised and refreshed!

Expected downtime

There is no downtime involved with this treatment. At the most, depending on your sensitivity, patients may experience mild redness immediately after the treatment, but this calms down in a few hours. As results can be seen a few days after treatment, we’d recommend you book a BBL treatment a week in advance to allow the results to shine through at the party.

Botox

Feel as if those lines and wrinkles are making you look tired or older than you are? Or perhaps you suffer from excessive sweating or have a gummy smile? When it comes to party seasons, we want the focus to be on how lovely we look and feel and not those distracting concerns. Botox can smooth those lines, reduce that overactive lip from showing too much gum and even stop those excessive sweat patches.

Type of treatment:

Injectable

Targets:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Brow lift and Crows feet
  • Smokers/Lipstick lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Wrinkle neck
  • Excessive sweating
  • Marionette lines
  • Puckered chins
  • Teeth grinding

Benefits:

  • Reduces deep lines and wrinkles (crow’s feet, forehead and between your eyebrow lines)
  • Reverses puckered chins including pointy ones
  • Treats gummy smiles and droopy mouths
  • Treats hyperhidrosis aka excessive sweating
  • Tightens and redefines the neck and jawline
  • Treats teeth grinding

Treatment time:

This quick procedure can take up to 20 – 30 minutes.

When will I see results and for how long?

Botox results will take approx. 5 days to work. Some patients require repeat treatment every 3-4 months over a 12-month period. However, clinical trials have reported that some patients who have had Botox treatment over a period of 12 months only need one or two treatments the following year. Your medical practitioner will assess and discuss your bespoke Botox journey.

Expected downtime

There is an extremely minimal downtime of around 20 minutes. At most, you may experience a little bruising, but this can be easily camouflaged with makeup. If you bruise easily, perhaps book your Botox appointment to be a week or a week and half in advance to your first engagement.

Dermal Fillers

With so many factors that can impact the health and voluminosity of our skin, Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are our best friend. They immediately restore nutrients, lifting skin to be youthful and refreshed. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic only uses premium FDA approved facial fillers to create exceptionally long-lasting and much-loved results for our patients.

Type of treatment:

Injectable

Targets:

Benefits:

  • Replaces the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid
  • Adds lift to your skin
  • Restores volume to deflated areas which can decrease the appearance of lines
  • Minimises the appearance of sagging and drooping skin
  • Immediate and visible results

Treatment time:

Dermal filler treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes.

When will I see results and for how long?

Results are immediate. There can always be the minimal risk of slight swelling, but once settled you can see the full results.

Dermal fillers are not permanent and will break down after around 9 to 18 months. The Cosmetic Skin Clinic only use Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our body and skin, so the breakdown is natural for the body. Your medical practitioner will give advice and expand on whether maintenance treatment will be required.

Expected downtime

There is little or no downtime. The minimal risk of swelling won’t stop you from carrying on with your day-to-day routine. Makeup can easily camouflage it. We recommend you book your Dermal Filler treatment a week in advance to account for any possible swelling because we all want to look our best in those seasonal pictures.

Morpheus8

Dreaming of tight skin and a more revived and youthful appearance? Make it a reality with Morpheus8. This minimally invasive fractional treatment is the holy grail for tackling loose and blemished skin, giving your skin that natural yet radiant contour. This combined treatment of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) contours, lift and tightens delivering game changing results.

Type of treatment:

Fractional technology (combined microneedling and radiofrequency treatment)

Targets:

  • Full face including, jowls, lax or fatty nasolabial folds, jawline, double chins, neckline
  • Body include chest, arms, thighs, abdomen/stomach, legs, buttocks

Benefits:

  • Contours, lifts, and tightens the face
  • Increases elastin and collagen production
  • Colour-blind technology (can be used on darker skin tones – skin type VI)
  • Fades acne scarring
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks
  • Improves and smooths uneven skin texture
  • Reduces skin irregularities
  • Improves hyperpigmentation

Treatment time:

The Morpheus8 procedure can take between 30 minutes – 1 hour.

When will I see results and for how long?

Morpheus8 is a treatment that keeps on giving. You will see within just a few days visible skin tightening results. After three weeks, you will see more noticeable results appear. Over a period of 3 months after treatment, you will continue to see improvements. Along with the benefit of results being able to last up to 12-18 months, you’ll basking in your improved appearance well into the new year in time for summer.

Expected downtime

The recovery time is very minimal and is dependent on the sensitivity of the treatment area. We suggest not wearing make up on the area for 24 hours. You may notice some potential redness or micro pinprick bruising. The results are worth shouting about, so we’d recommend you get Morpheus8 booked at least 1 week in advance. If you want to be over cautious, you can book it two weeks in advance.

Coolsculpting

During this season, when we see friends and family, you want to look and feel your best. The way we feel about our body can really affect our confidence levels. If you suffer from stubborn pockets of fat, you simply can’t shift, don’t despair any longer. You finally have a helping hand with Coolsculpting. This FDA-approved treatment freezes away fat cells with an advanced cooling technology.

Type of treatment:

Non-surgical fat reduction via cryolipolysis

Treats:

  • Double chins
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Bingo wings (upper arms)
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Flanks

Benefits:

  • Reduces unwanted body fat with lasting results
  • Helps to smooth, tone and contour the area
  • Rigorously tested through research for effectiveness

Treatment time:

The Coolsculpting treatment can take anywhere from 35 – 60 minutes depending on the area being treated.

When will I see results and for how long?

Results will take a little while to show. The frozen fat cells need to be naturally processed from your body. Once this process begins, you may see results as early as 4 to 6 weeks. These results will continue to improve for a further 14 to 16 weeks. The fat cells will be continued to be flushed out for up to 3-6 months.

Expected downtime

There is little downtime. Most patients resume normal activities. There can always been a chance of redness or soreness and potentially a small amount of bruising. However, this usually subsides within a week. We know you won’t see immediate results as this treatment is a slow burner, but once the results start to show it’ll be worth the wait. Why not plan ahead and book this Coolsculpting treatment, so you can see the results into the new year and be ready for the summer?

Ultherapy

Who doesn’t want tighter, firmer, and better fitting skin? Ultherapy, is the leading ultrasound lifting procedure for doing just that. It reboots the body’s skin repair process to stimulate the natural renewal of collagen and elastin. Leading to flawless, tightened skin that radiates rejuvenation and vitality. This treatment is loved by the likes of Tess Daly, Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian.

Type of treatment:

Micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (MFU-V) energy

Treats:

  • Brows – giving a lift
  • Jowls – tightens and lifts
  • Eyelids/ under eyes – lifts and replenishes skin
  • Wrinkled decolletage – smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Turkey necks
  • Sagging skin
  • Full face with the Ultherapy face lift

Benefits:

  • Reduces unwanted body fat with lasting results
  • Regenerates natural collagen and elastin
  • Lifts saggy and droopy skin
  • Tightens and firms skin texture
  • Promotes a fresh, natural, and rejuvenated appearance
  • Non-surgical

Treatment time:

Ultherapy treatment can take around 60 to 90 minutes depending on the area that is being targeted.

When will I see results and for how long?

Patients see an initial lift after treatment, but full results can be seen over 3-6 month as new collagen is created. Results can last from a year to 18 months. You might not get the full effects of the results straight away, but you will get the initial effect of skin tightening.

Book your Ultherapy treatment a week in advance of any engagements so you don’t miss out. Consider this treatment to be an investment in your skin in which you will get to see the positive improvements flourish over time.

Expected downtime

Ultherapy requires near to no downtime. At most, you may experience slight redness for up to an hour or so afterwards, but this will subside. A very small number of patients may experience slight swelling, tingling or even tenderness but this is mild and temporary.

The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

This season, trust your skin, face, or body with The Cosmetic Skin Clinic’s medically qualified and trained practitioners. Whether you choose to book BBL, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Morpheus8, Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, our experts will take you through your bespoke journey to achieving the perfect results for you.

Ready to book your treatment or want to know more? Fill out our enquiry form or call our London clinic on 0203 319 3637 or our Birmingham clinic on 01753 646 660.

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