Why live with sun spots? Remove them with Cryopen

Why live with sun spots?

In my early 30’s I was partial to a bit of sun in Ibiza and Vegas, living the dream, and rarely using cream! However, in my late 30’s I started to notice some unsightly dark brown spots around my nose and on my central cheek area. The seemed to get darker over the summer months, and one spot was the size of a 5 pence piece! Even in the winter, with cover up you could still see them popping through my makeup towards the end of the day. After trying to conceal them with no avail I went to see my GP to find out what they were and what could be done. The GP simply reassured me they were called ‘sun spots’ or ‘liver spots’ – all benign, but permanent and not removable on the NHS. Benign meant not dangerous but I didn’t like the sound of circles of dark pigmentation on my face from a misspent decade in my 30’s.

 

I got some creams…..

I went down the usual route of over-the-counter pigmentation creams  which did absolutely nothing to the sun damaged spots. I started to get self-conscious about these 3 pesky patches on my face, and felt like people were looking at them when chatting to me. I then investigated further and decided to go for IPL to lift the patches and hopefully clear them.

Now I won’t bash IPL treatments –  as this light pulse laser treatment did wonders for my overall complexion. The treatment cleared redness and lightened my overall pigmentation but sadly the patches remained. I then went on to do a deep peel, and again the pigmentation cleared but the spots didn’t budge.

I was then at a loss of what to do, so I booked my appointment with Look Lovely London and saw Hannah who has been treating me for a decade.

 

It was time for professional help

Hannah gave me a detailed consultation and then proceeded to explain the best way to finally clear the 3 patches was to use the Cryopen. She explained this freezing pen would eradicate the spots within 2 weeks and leave me with clear, new skin underneath. I wish I had known about this treatment sooner! Basically, the Cryopen can clear anything unsightly on the face and body like moles, warts or even collections of vessels.

The treatment took 5 minutes and was almost painless. Hannah told me it was pressurised liquid nitrous oxide that destroyed the top layer of the dark skin to freeze off the pigmentation. No aesthetic was needed, and I left with just a tingle on the skin that cleared within 45 mins. The team told me the spots may get darker for 2 days and then slightly scab over and clear within 10 days. I was prepared for this and simply put a little cover up on the area after a day.

Within 10 days, they had vanished! I was absolutely delighted. I kicked myself for not researching this simple treatment sooner and having to live with them spots for 3 years before getting them cleared. Hannah advised me to look after my skin in the future wearing SPF 50 cream to prevent any further pigmentation and sun damage. Now being sensible and after my IPL and cryotherapy treatments, my skin is a clear as it was in my twenties!

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756 or email us.

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of the area you are looking to treat, and we will happily review for you.

Why everyone loves Morpheus8

Morpheus8 – why do we love it and why is everyone talking about it!

 

The reasons we love this treatment are pretty simple.

Morpheus8 is an amazing treatment for face and body that helps treat the following concerns:

• Acne + acne scarring

• Saggy and loose skin (especially in the jowling area)

• Enlarged pores

• Fine lines + wrinkles

• Poor skin texture

• Uneven skin tone

 

What makes Morpheus8 so special?

It is the dream team combination of radiofrequency energy for skin tightening and microneedling for collagen stimulation that has made this treatment a firm favourite of the clinic.

 

What results have we seen in the last year?

The improvements in our patient’s skin after a course of Morpheus8 treatments has been mind blowing! To have a treatment that not only tightens the skin and contours the lower face, but also improves the condition and feel of the skin is incredible. It is the only treatment in the clinic that every single member of the team has had – and this is because it  really does cater to pretty much all concerns and needs. It is the best anti ageing treatment out there!

 

Morpheus8, HIFU Non Surgical Facelift, Dermal filler, Anti Wrinkle Injections –  what do I actually need?

Every patient is individual and needs a treatment plan that addresses their personal concerns and needs. We love that with Morpheus8 you can combine it with injectable treatments (2 weeks after your Morpheus8 treatment) We particularly love that our patients who are not wanting or ready to go down the injectable route just yet – Morpheus8 gives them natural, long lasting results.

It can be confusing with so many clinics and treatments out there all promising that you can turn the clock back 30 years. Firstly, there is no need for this to be the goal – and is totally unrealistic! We specialise in natural results that make you look like a refreshed version of yourself. You will always still look like you!  Your consultation is so important when choosing to have any treatment. This will ensure you feel comfortable, and have the opportunity to ask all the questions you can think of. This ensures you have the best treatment plan and realistic expectations about the treatment you are having. We’ve seen this successful patient journey so many times, and it fills us with so much joy and happiness when we see how much a treatment can change someone’s life and how they feel about themselves.

 

Would we recommend Morpheus8?

Of course! We love Morpheus8. As a clinic we only bring in treatments that we truly believe work. Whether your concern is jowling, wanting a snatched jawline, improving skin snap back, remodelling your skin texture, or just simply having a non surgical and nin injectable anti ageing treatment – Morpheus8 can target them all in one 45 minute appointment. What more do you need?

 

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your Morpheus consultation and treatment online.

 

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of the area you are looking to treat, and we will happily review for you.

Express HydraFacial

A 30-minute version of the traditional HydraFacial for those with a busy schedule needing a quick refresh or a maintenance treatment. This facial will leave you feeling glowing and rejuvenated. It’s a great add on to any injectable treatment, and an amazing way to set you up to get the very best out of your skin boosters, Hifu & fillers.

What is an express HydraFacial?

An express HydraFacial is a non-invasive facial that works to deep clean the face, with a customised multi step process which can include (depending on your concerns):

– Lymphatic drainage

– Cleansing and exfoliation

– Brightening agent

– Extraction

– Hydration

An Express HydraFacial is designed to give you the same many benefits as a regular HydraFacial just with less time and steps, you will see immediate improvement in your skin after just one treatment. Think about it like a jet wash before a fresh paint! A 30-minute treatment suitable for any skin concerns, that’ll leave you feeling a lot more refreshed and rejuvenated than you ever have!

Who is a good candidate for an Express-HydraFacial?

Anyone! A HydraFacial is a great treatment for all skin types and ages. Absolutely anyone can enjoy the pleasures of this beautiful facial, since the therapy is customisable, the HydraFacial can treat many skin concerns.

Are you booked in for a skin booster, Hifu or filler?

Why not have a HydraFacial beforehand? This is a great way to ensure you are getting the absolute best out of your injectable treatments. It is a known fact that to get the most out of anything beauty related you need a great base to work with. Having beautiful, hydrated, clean and clear skin allows treatments to penetrate deeper and ensure better results.

What are the benefits of an express HydraFacial?

It has many benefits including a more hydrated, bright and clear complexion.  Every HydraFacial is tailor made to your skin so the benefits can vary patient to patient.  These may include clearing out blocked pores, saying bye to those dreaded black and white heads, a clearer overall appearance – by improving the visibility of acne, dark circles and discoloration along with helping the texture of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and increasing firmness.

There is pretty much nothing a HydraFacial can’t help you with.

What skin conditions does a Hydrafacial treat?

– Fine lines and wrinkles: the hydrating and nourishing serums that are used during a HydraFacial can help to plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

– Dull uneven skin tone: the exfoliation acid peel steps of the HydraFacial can help to remove dead skin cells and brighten the complexion, leading to a more even skin tone.

– Acne prone and oily skin: The vortex extraction nozzle used during the HydraFacial can help to unclog and minimized the appearance of pores, reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts and controlling excess oil production.

– Dry, dehydrated skin: The serums used during the HydraFacial can deeply moisturise and rejuvenate dry, dehydrated skin.

– Sun damage: The antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients in the HydraFacial serums can help to protect the skin from further damage and repair the damage caused by UV radiation.

Why choose an express HydraFacial?

Do you struggle to find time for a facial? or find it hard figuring out what may be the best treatment for your skin? You have found your solution. This is the easiest facial to have for many different reasons, one being there is absolutely no downtime. You will see and feel improvements instantly. It is also a great option for anyone who might not have the time for an hour long plus facial Many  of us live busy lifestyles and have difficulty in finding some me time.

HydraFacial Aftercare

There is not much required pre and post this treatment, as Hydrafacial as no downtime.  We recommend that following your HydraFacial you continue to take good care of your skin by cleansing morning and night, and ensure you are wearing an SPF daily to help preserve your fresh and glowing skin.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your Express Hydrafacial treatment online (in the facials, peels & microneedling category)

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you.

 

Non Surgical Facelift (HIFU)

HIFU: the ultimate non-surgical face lift!

The quest for a way to look more youthful is never ending, one of the concerns I hear about the most is definitely regarding the lower face.  Sagging of the skin, the drooping of jowls, loss of definition in the jawline and cheekbones – to name but a few.  It can be very overwhelming (and sudden!) and feel like a surgical facelift is the only solution.

Fortunately, being part of such a tech savvy generation there are now many ways to reverse ageing, in a much more accessible, non-invasive and safer way than your standard surgical procedure.

What is HIFU & how does it work?

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU, is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that is quickly becoming one o the most popular options for those looking to improve their appearance and achieve a more youthful look. HIFU uses high-frequency sound waves to heat and cause trauma in a specific area of the face or body, making it a safe and effective option for addressing a variety of skin concerns.

One of the key benefits of HIFU is that it is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there are no incisions or anaesthesia required. This makes it an ideal option for those who want to improve their appearance without the risks and downtime associated with surgical procedures. Additionally, HIFU is a quick and easy treatment that can be completed in a single session, with minimal recovery time required.

Another benefit of HIFU is that the results can be long-lasting, with many people seeing visible improvement for several months or even years. It is an excellent alternative for those who are not ready for more invasive procedures such as a surgical facelift and want to maintain the result for a longer time.

Overall, HIFU is a safe and effective treatment that can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance without the risks and downtime associated with surgical procedures.

What to expect on the day of your HIFU treatment?

  1. Consultation: Before the treatment, you will have a consultation with one of our skilled practitioners to discuss your concerns and goals, and to ensure that HIFU is the right treatment option for you. They will also give you an idea of what to expect during and after the procedure.
  2. Preparing the skin: Your skin will be cleaned and prepared before the procedure. This will include the application of an ultrasound gel to the target areas to facilitate the transmission of ultrasonic energy.  Your practitioner will draw a map and numbers on your face of where and how deep the treatment will go depending on your own personal anatomy.
  3. The treatment: The HIFU machine is placed on the skin, a button Is pressed, making a slight zapping sound, you may feel a little heat during this where the machine is delivering focused ultrasonic energy to the specific area of the skin, where the tightening and rejuvenation is happening.
  4. This process is repeated as necessary based on your desired results and skin condition. Once the treatment is complete your skin with be cleansed of any excess gel, aftercare will then be applied to protect and moisturise the skin.
  5. The final step: Follow up with your practitioner for evaluation of the results, including any necessary maintenance treatments. This is usually 3 months post treatment.

How will HIFU help you and who is a suitable candidate?

HIFU is suitable for anyone looking for a non-invasive way to improve the appearance of ageing skin, including fine lines and wrinkles, without undergoing surgery. It is often recommended for people with mild to moderate skin laxity who want to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. You can expect HIFU to help with anything from improving skin texture, firmness, facial contouring, enhancing skin elasticity, and help to reduce any fine lines. It is important to note that results will vary from person to person and may depend on factors such as skin type, the extent of skin damage and the number of treatments received.

What is the downtime and after care of HIFU?

The downtime of HIFU can vary slightly depending on the person, unlike a surgical facelift taking months to heal and a long list of aftercare to follow, HIFU can range from a few hours to a few days. Some common side effects include redness, slight swelling and mild discomfort in the treated area, but these usually resolve quickly. Patients are able to resume normal activities soon after the procedure but are advised to avoid strenuous activities and excessive heat exposure for a few days. It is important to follow the aftercare provided by the medical provider to minimize downtime and optimise results.

Hifu or Ultherapy?

Ultherapy and HIFU are essentially the same treatment, as they are both forms of focused ultrasound. Ultherapy however is the older technology, and we use the Ultraformer 3 which is the more modern device. Although Ultherapy does have ultrasound incorporated, this is essentially the only difference, and when seeing a skilled practitioner is not necessary. Our practitioners have  actually worked with both devices, and we chose Hifu as the sessions were less painful/uncomfortable and the treatment appointments took much less time.

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of the area you are looking to treat, and we will happily review for you. You can also book a free consultation online

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your Non Surgical facelift treatment online 

The Skin Booster Buzz

The Skin Booster Buzz

We can all get skin that looks dry and dull after the festive period with late nights, one too many glasses of wine and even travel causing havoc for our skin.  If you want a hydrated, fresher natural look – without any risk – then skin boosters are for you.

Skin boosters are suitable for everyone. This magical solution is injected just beneath the skin, with the main ingredients being hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is in every skin cell in our body, and is needed to hydrate and nourish the top layers of the skin – keeping it looking supple and smooth. By injecting this component directly underneath the skin, you get that air-brushed dewy glow instantly, which develops further over the following weeks.

Perhaps your moisturiser and home care products just aren’t doing the job, and your skin still feels dry and tight? Skin boosters are a great option for you. These boosters can reach areas in the skin that creams can never penetrate. The bonus is the moisture delivered to the skin via a skin booster, is locked in for up to 6 months – keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.

The most popular areas to treat are crepyiness of the face, mainly around the mouth and cheeks upon smiling, and the dreaded tech neck – which causes horizontal lines and poor texture on the neck. Having a maintenance booster every 6 months can dramatically improve your skins elasticity, firmness, and plumpness – meaning less wrinkles in the long run!

The booster of all boosters – the new revolutionary skin treatment has hit London!

So, what’s the Neauvia hype?

You may have heard of Profhilo which has always been a clinic favourite! (It literally can do wonders!) However we are delighted to launch a new breed of skin booster at Look Lovely London – Neauvia Hydro Deluxe. This booster is a revolutionary new treatment which gives 3 times as much goodness in each session, when compared to Profhilo – and contains a highly active and effective combination of hyaluronic acid, peptides and calcium.

We know the benefits of hyaluronic acid (which is the only component in Profhilo), however the additional peptides found in Neauvia, are complex essential proteins that help break down pigmentation to give an even complexion. The final magical component in Neauvia is calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). This calcium tricks your skin’s repair cells (called fibroblasts) to work harder and produce more elastins and collagen within the dermis. There is no other booster on the market offering this trio of goodness and we’ve seen some mind blowing results!

The effects of Neauvia continue way beyond most boosters, due to the added benefits of CaHA – which continues to stimulate your skin to produce its own collagen. Human collagen lasts longer than man-made collagen so this treatment will just keep on giving. The skin will continue to improve over the months thanks to the perfect combination of hydration, nourishment, and stimulation.

At Look Lovely London we truly believe in results of skin boosters, and we want all our patients to benefit from them. Skin boosters can be used in a variety of ways, which means we can target treat all your concerns – and help choose the best skin booster for you. Skin boosters can also be offered in combination with any other treatment if you are pushed for time.

Skin Booster or Profhilo Package: £600 for two appointments (1 appointment every 4 weeks)

Why not treat your skin over the cold winter months to get your skin glowing for spring? 

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your Skin Booster treatment online 

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of the area you are looking to treat, and we will happily review for you. You can also book a free consultation online

 

 

No Needle Facelift

NO NEEDLE FACELIFT

Ready for the ultimate facelift? What if 60 minutes in the treatment room could have you looking refreshed for all your upcoming seasonal events – with no downtime at all?

  • What is it?

The No Needle Facelift is essentially that – an overall lift for your face without the need for any injectable treatments. It is perfect for those looking for non invasive, needle free treatments.

Our signature facelift combines a carefully chosen selection of advanced anti aging treatments, that will stimulate collagen and elastin. It is an incredible treatment for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, contouring, and tightening and firming skin.

  • How does it work?

The  No Needle Facelift combines:

–  HIFU (High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound) focused on the midface to contour and lift, and trigger collagen production. HIFU is unique in its ability to ‘penetrate’ the superficial layers of the skin without the use of needles or surgery. It also creates impressive results by merely stimulating the body to work on rebuilding its own structural support.

–  Forma Radiofrequency: Forma uses bipolar radiofrequency technology to target the deep layers of the skin to provide optimal skin tightening. Forma improves the skin’s overall appearance resulting in smoother skin and a more radiant glow.

–  LED Light Therapy: LED light is used to stimulate your skin to produce collagen, help reduce redness, and leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

–  Lymphatic Drainage: increases your skin’s blood circulation and gets rid of toxins. This will aid in reducing puffiness.

  • Is there any downtime?

No downtime! This means you can easily have this treatment 24-48 hours before any event and be guaranteed you’re looking extra fabulous.

  • Who is it for?

This treatment is literally for anyone concerned with anti aging, fine lines, wrinkles, skin smoothing, contouring and overall skin rejuvenation. It is perfect for those who are needle phobic and want to avoid any invasive treatment (and bruising!).  Results will last 6-9 months.

  • Cost?

A 60 minute appointment is £700. This introductory rate is for a limited time only.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your No Needle Facelift online

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you. You can also book your No Needle Facelift consultation online.

Hydrabody

Hydrabody treatments are here!

YOU CAN NOW GET THAT HYDRAFACIAL GLOW FROM HEAD-TO-TOE

You can help target specific areas that you would like some TLC on, with our 3-step non-invasive treatment, that gives them instant glowing results.

The following areas can be treated with HydraFacial:

•    The back facial
•    The arm facial
•    The thigh facial
•    The booty facial
•    The hand facial
•    The neck and décolletage facial

HydraBody (Hydrafacial body treatments) are £195, and each appointment takes roughly 60 minutes.

We are delighted to launch HydraBody this November at £145 per treatment (Save £50!) for a limited time only.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your HydraBody treatment online (in the facials, peels & microneedling category)

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you.

Hydrafacial or Microneedling with mesotherapy?

THE ANSWER IS – YOU NEED BOTH!

Hydrafacial + microneedling with mesotherapy = skin perfection

Being a big fan of the Wow Facial at Look Lovely London –  I was very surprised when it was suggested that I book for not just one new treatment – but two combined together. Who knew that was even  thing?

Having spent a week in September enjoying some heat abroard (with SPF this time) – it was slightly annoying to arrive back to London to not only rain, but a face covered in small under the skin spots. Having spent the last 9 years of my twenties spending a lot of money on skin treatments and products, I mostly have been able to keep my acne prone skin at bay. However, a week spent tanning and enjoying the pool and sea, caused a bit of havoc for me! Most of us find after summer our skin needs a big boost of hydration to restore it back to its dewy best and now, I not only needed this – but also needed a treatment to calm my skin and reduce my inflammation. The day after landing these small spots seemed to not only get bigger, but more were forming under the skin.

I visited the clinic and was recommend the HydraFacial combined with the micro needling mesotherapy treatment by Marlena. I am always up for trying a new treatment, and was also extremely desperate to get my skin back under control as quickly as I could.

We started with the 6 step HydraFacial to help clear my congestion and calm the skin. I should say it was looking very red pre treatment and the spots under the skin were big especially on my cheek! The peel stage did feel a bit tingly, but I was reassured that was a good sign and the extracting device felt amazing as you know it is pulling out every blackhead and impurity. The LED light was also used to help calm the inflammation as different lights can be used for different concerns.

After this we moved onto the micro needling with mesotherapy stage, where Marlena used different needle depths across my face to give me the best treatment. This section of the treatment was to help rejuvenate my skin and push it towards healing with fresh new skin. The mesotherapy really brightens and gives the skin a glow and as I had the HydraFacial first, we gave it the best cleansed base to work with.  The treatment took about 45 minutes in all (perfect for someone who does not always find the time to book in for treatment) I was then advised to not use any active products for 3 days to allow my skin time to heal. I was slightly red for a few hours following the treatment but nothing major and I did not apply any make up until the following day.

The most important bit now is the results I have had- it took around 4 days for most of my blemishes to literally disappear and somehow even the bigger blemishes went by day 5. I am now at day 6 and even I can’t believe how quickly my skin has healed. It looks so bright and clean, and I even felt confident enough to go to the gym last night without any make up on. Although it is never enjoyable to have breakouts this has led me to fully appreciate the power of a HydraFacial combined with micro needling and mesotherapy. I am already looking forward to my next one.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 39002756, or book your HYDRAFACIAL treatment online (put microneedling in the notes!)

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you.

Who says you need to go under the knife? Non Surgical Facelift

 My facelift – Antonia’s Story

 

“As a long standing patient of Look Lovely London – and well into my 40s, I’ve been receiving small amounts of filler around the smile lines and regular anti wrinkle injections for a few years now. I noticed more recently that there has been a real, and not so subtle change in the position of my facial structures. My jowls have become more pronounced, and my cheeks and temples more sunken. I just felt I looked tired no matter how well I slept and had lost a bit of sparkle and confidence in my looks.

 

I was recommended by the amazing front of house team to see Dr Nick. After an in-depth consultation he suggested that I undergo the FaceLift treatment with dermal filler. He assured me it would provide lifting and recontouring without adding lots of volume – which was music to my ears as it was a concern of mine,  and have seen in the media and through some friends that poorly placed filler can definitely make you look puffy. I wanted the transition of my face before and after treatment to be seamless and discreet and I was not disappointed.

 

I had a total of 5ml of Hyaluronic Acid placed – 2mls across the cheeks and 2mls across the jaw. A 5th ml was used to treat my sunken temples. I can’t say the treatment was completely painless but it was a fraction of what I had expected. It is nothing more than the ‘sharp scratch’ that Dr Nick described.

 

Dr Nick is obviously highly skilled and confident in his placement of hyaluronic acid and the treatment was completed in a flash – something I really appreciated as I don’t  love needles and had been a little apprehensive about the procedure.

 

Results were immediate and continued to get better over the following weeks. That’s not to say they were more obvious, but the hyaluronic seemed to blend perfectly with my face and the skin appeared lovely and hydrated.

 

Since treatment, those who are closest to me and see me regularly had noticed the change (lots of ‘My God you look lovely today!!) but not once was I asked if I’d had surgery.

 

My husband hasn’t stopped complementing how great I look and I feel that my face is fresher than ever.  I was concerned that the filler would make my face feel hard but it hasn’t. For the adjustment period of two weeks after treatment, the areas of injection were a little firmer but soon the treated areas felt like the rest of my face. I was lucky enough for treatment to result in no bruising or swelling although it had been explained to me that this can sometimes happen.

 

At the time if writing this it has been 3 months since placement of the injections and the result is just as beautiful as when it was first completed.  I will have no hesitation to have this treatment when recommended and in accordance with when the filler starts to naturally dissolve – I’m told I will notice a change in my structures again when this has happened.  I will also have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to my friends – those of which I can trust to keep my secret as results are so natural that I truly feel like its my face.

 

Don’t hesitate to book in! You wont be disappointed!”

 

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your treatment online

If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we can happily review for you.

 

Morpheus8 made me look younger!

My Morpheus 8 experience at Look Lovely London

Wow- What a treatment! I feel like my face has literally morphed back to how I looked 5 years ago!

So let me talk you through my experience of the Morpheus 8 at Look Lovely London. When I first read the press releases about this new treatment, I dismissed it as hype, and I assumed the results were exaggerated. High-profile people like Amanda Holden, Faye Tozer and Kim Kardashian have had this treatment and swear by it and then Judy Murray seemed to have a face transformation after three sessions. Although this treatment sounds like a super-duper vibrator (you have to laugh at the name!), I still had hope if it could change Judy’s leathery skin appearance then it could certainly help me!

So, when I looked in the mirror what did I see? Crepey skin, sagging around the jaw line and loose skin around the neck. In my early 50’s, and after many holidays with a lack of sunscreen (I know- my bad!), I knew I needed a lift and some improvement in the quality and texture of my skin. I wanted to avoid needles- so toxins like anti-wrinkle or man-made filer substances – and I also wanted natural and visible results.

With the wish to avoid more invasive surgery down-the-line I plucked up the courage, picked up the phone and made my booking at Look Lovely London. I was nervous on arrival as I heard it was a device with 24 needles which would be stamped across my face.  However, on walking through the door I was warmly greeted by Katrina at front desk, given a cup of tea and then had my face generously lathered with a numbing cream. A cling film mask was them placed over my face and I was ready to relax and allow the numbing magic to work.

Prior to the treatment it was explained to me the Morpheus 8 is a revolutionary skin resurfacer as well as tightener. The results are achieved by a head that is attached to a machine that would insert fine needles, within a millisecond, into my skin as well as delivering a warm thermal energy. So, what does this do? The small square stamps that move across the face creates  microtrauma to differing layers of the skin, which in turn stimulates your own body to start the repair process to produce more collagen. Collagen is essential in the skin as it provides structure, elasticity and ‘snap-back’ of the skin. The skin tightens and lifts reducing wrinkles and improving in texture. The reason our faces can ‘collapse’ in our 50’s is because we lose 1 % of collagen a year. So, our faces are well and truly shifting south by then! The Morpheus after three treatments can reverses this.

The other benefit of the Morpheus 8, which very few other t treatments offer is fat reduction and recontouring. I have developed the dreaded fatty pouch under my chin and a bit of wobble around the sides of my face (horrible jowls), so I was looking forward to sharpening my jaw line and shifting the stubborn pocket of fat. The device is powerful enough to offer this type of tightening so for me as soon as I lay on the couch ready to start it was a no-brainer. Melissa, my favourite therapist carried out the treatment and it only took 25 minutes!

She started with the fat contouring first as she said this was a deeper more penetrating procedure initially. I braced myself as she began with a handle that looked like a gun, but to my relief could hardly feel the nozzle delivering its magic. I won’t lie- there were a few stingy shots but in general it was very comfortable.  Melissa talked me through what was going on during the procedure and she moved quickly across my face. There was no lingering in any one area. She pulled on my lose skin areas and then delivered the energy. I felt a tightening straight away. Once she had treated the fatty areas with contouring, she them moved over the whole area of my face with a lighter treatment.  I was told this ‘resurfaces’ my skin and to combat those pesky wrinkles around my cheeks and all the way up to my temples. Again, the shots where surprisingly comfortable. As I struggle with heavy upper eye lids called ‘hooding’ she offered me an add-on targeted eye treatment to lift and tighten the upper brow area, which I jumped at the chance to have. I had toyed with the idea of a blepharoplasty in the past, but I was told the Morpheus 8 was the next best thing if I wanted to avoid the knife.

So, 25 minutes later I was hopping off the couch with a rosy face and only one small bruise around my left eye. My skin felt like I have been slapped or had sun burn but this cleared within 45 minutes. The team gave me a calming cleanser to use at home included in the package and my only struggle was not being allowed to wear makeup for 48-72 hours. This is because the microneedle puncture sites need time to heal over. That didn’t stop me heading out for a glass of wine to celebrate my new treatment journey I had embarked on.

For the first few days my skin felt dry, tight, and slightly rough but there was no real down-time. I slapped on tons of nice moisturising cream and eagerly awaited the results. Within 10 days my skin felt baby-smooth, tighter and I saw improvements with my jaw line and lifting of the jowls. Once I feel my new silky-smooth skin, I was on the phone to the clinic booking in my next treatment. I’ve already recommended the Morpheus at Look Lovely London to three of my friends. One of my girlfriends who rushed in after me had bad acne scarring, and she’s seen a big improvement due to the resurfacing.

So overall- 10/10 for a non-invasive treatment and the results are continuing to evolve as it can take up to 4 months for the collagen to fully form.  I’m looking and feeling better each month and the service, treatment and follow-up with Look Lovey London has been fabulous!

Learn more about Morpheus8 here

Interested in Morpheus8 or not sure about your suitability? Call us 020 3900 2756 or email us some pictures of your face to [email protected]

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At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

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