January Essentials

The parties, the lack of sleep, the hectic routine, the empty celebrations box… Our skin always likes to remind us that we forgot to take care of it during the blurry festive period where no one quite knew what day of the week it was.

Luckily, we have some treatment recommendations on hand to help rescue your skin, rejuvenate your complexion and get you glowing in January.

In our opinion it’s never too late to invest in a few extra gifts From You To You

 

HYDRAFACIAL

Let’s get the basics out of the way first – your base!

January is the time for fresh starts and nothing leaves you feeling fresher than a six-step facial designed to make you glow.

The Hydrafacial works to clear away dead cells through deep exfoliation, extraction and cleansing. The treatment has many relaxing components to it too such as a gentle lymphatic drainage and light therapy along with natural ingredients to tackle pigmentation, acne and rosacea. Our practitioners will always tailor your facial to your specific concerns.

Suitable for all skin types, a Hydrafacial should be top of your New Years treatment to do list!

 

PROFHILO

Known for its refreshing and rejuvenating powers, Profhilo is the perfect option if you are looking for an easy way to nourish your skin with results that will last well into the new year.

The treatment deeply hydrates, infusing 100% Hyaluronic acid into your skin which works to smooth out fine lines, improve texture and give you a dewy air-brushed look. One of the best things about Profhilo is its long-term effects – as the product stimulates collagen and elastin production for several months it is great for continuing to improve your natural face contour over time.

So if your resolution is to find a treatment that will give your skin the ingredients that it needs to take better care of itself, Profhilo could be your new go to.

 

MICRONEEDLING

Although summer may seem like a distant dream, it is useful to know what treatments are better done in the winter months vs when the sun is shining.

Microneedling uses tiny needles to encourage the skin to initiate its own healing process which in turn leads to the reduction of fine lines, acne, rosacea, pigmentation, stretch marks and even scarring. As the small needle punctures heal, avoiding sun exposure is key. Luckily January weather in England is good for some things! The winter months significantly reduce your risk of sun damage, meaning that your skin can recover faster and more effectively after the treatment.

Reducing healing time means seeing results sooner, so if you have been tempted to try out Microneedling there really has never been a better time.

 

POLYNUCLEOTIDES & EYEBRIGHT

Tired eyes are often an unwelcome post-festive staple, but luckily they don’t have to be for long.

Targeted under-eye skin boosters improve dark circles, smooth fine lines and deeply hydrate. The new go-to in targeted boosters is Polynucleotides. Polynucleotides are tiny, purified molecules that are injected into the area to encourage your cells to produce their own collagen and elastin, resulting in more radiant skin with improved texture.

Alternatively, Eyebright is a great injectable treatment for your under-eye area, achieving similar results to Polynucleotides but this time through a combination formula of amino acids and super-hydrating Hyaluronic acid.

Not sure what skin booster is right for you? You can book in for a complimentary consultation with one of our practitioners to discuss your specific concerns.

 

ANTI WRINKLE

No January pick-me-up wish list would be complete without Anti-Wrinkle injections. It may seem like a predictable recommendation, but that’s because they really do work for everyone!

With both age and repetitive muscle movement, lines settle into the face and these can make you look tired and fatigued which certainly doesn’t help with that post-Christmas fatigue. Anti-wrinkle injections are a simple, non-surgical treatment to soften and smooth those wrinkles, resulting in a fresher, more youthful and relaxed looking you.

We would love to help you keep your skincare New Year’s resolutions and that’s why we have our Anti-Wrinkle membership options, offering either three or four treatments per year at a discounted price when paid in advance or monthly. The best part? You also get 10% off one other treatment of your choice each month which means that you can try out any of the above suggestions at a discounted price too!

 

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?

After a busy festive season, we can’t wait to help our patients beat those January blues with a few pick-me-up treatments. If you’re ready to get your 2024 glow on the go, please call us on 020 3900 2756 or book online.

HarmonyCa

It’s Saturday and I’m walking around with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. Not because I’ve managed to get to the gym this morning or that I avoided that extra glass of wine last night (although that helps). It’s because I had a brand new treatment – HarmonyCa – and I can see the amazing results!

We are so excited to finally launch this revolutionary new generation treatment at Look Lovely London, and make it available to our patients. It’s literally like no other treatment in the industry!

What is HarmonyCa?

HarmonyCa is a new hybrid biostimulator filler. So to put the medical jargon to one side, this means it has 2 magical components. It contains a fantastic filler that will instantly lift and gently contour, and then also calcium ( calcium hydroxyapatite). Calcium promotes your skin to produce collagen which improves elasticity and firmness, reducing creepiness and fine lines.

You’ll see instant volumisation and shaping to your face, and on-top of this your skin will be stimulated to start producing new collagen. The treatment will cause long-term lifting through collagen production, and can last for 18 months or more.  The real sweet point after this treatment is around the 3-month mark. The filler will still be looking fabulous but then your skin will start to glow and have an improved ‘snap-back’ effect with more elasticity and tightness. So almost like a mini facelift. I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin in only a week!

So why did I go for HarmonyCa?

As I approach my mid 40’s I’ve noticed my face slimming, with loss of volume below my cheeks. This depressed area has made me look a little hollow and more aged. I sometimes look in the mirror and just want to lift my skin up to restore the position of where the tissues in my face used to be – taut and tight like in my 30’s! I’ve also noticed – shock horror- some early jowling around my jaw line and hollowing either side of my chin. This is called the pre-jowl sulci area. As HarmonyCa targets the cheeks, lower face and jowls, it felt like the perfect treatment for me.

I also noticed my skin feeling less smooth, and more sallow, so I knew I needed a collagen boost. These changes in my face are all due to the fact I’m losing 2% of collagen in my skin a year as I age. Being a busy woman and a little scared of injections (believe it or not, even though I’m called “The Queen of the Needle”) I wanted a dual action treatment to tackle both problems of volume loss and skin laxity. So, I was delighted to jump on the couch and let Hannah do her magic with HarmonyCa.

What happens during a HarmonyCa treatment?

Hannah cleaned my skin and marked up 4 key points on my face where the product needed to go, to help create the lift I needed and to tackle the grooves developing. HarmonyCa only gets placed in the cheeks, lateral parts of your face and around your chin. This keeps the treatment very safe, staying away from important vessels but will be the most effective areas to treat to tighten the skin and give me the contouring I need.

No needles are needed, once the cannula is in place. As I’m a wimp with pain, I’d rate the discomfort level around 6/10. I could feel a sharp prink at each entry point, which only lasted a few seconds. There was a total of 8 for the whole treatment.

I had 2 syringes placed either side of my face and it took about 15 minutes.  You may need more depending on the grooves present and laxity of your skin. I had the treatment during the day in a break and then continued to see my own patients. There really is no down time and the small needle points healed within 2 days. I had no bruising and minimal swelling. I did feel some tenderness the evening of the treatment, but I knew this was the stimulator kicking in.

How did I feel after my HarmonyCa treatment?

I felt instantly lifted, which no other biostimulator offers. However, the true results will be present 3-4 months from now as the calcium in this product starts to stimulate my own elastins and fibroblasts ( little components present in all our skin) to make collagen.

So this treatment, really just keeps on giving! It’s made by a top-pharmaceutical company called Allergan – backed by some robust clinical trials around safety. The risk of vascular complications is far less than standard fillers, but the results can be far better.

I feel like I’ve found my new wonder treatment. I can see myself needing a lot less dermal filler, as this product has the Hyalouronic acid (filler) to give me the immediate lift, but also will stimulate my own collagen.  It’s more natural and also gives me the lift, and a little scaffolding in the face as I age. Even after 1 week I feel my skin feels firmer. I’d definitely consider getting a top-up treatment in 6 months, but likely to only need 1 syringe so I can build on and maintain my results.

So if you feel your face is dropping, your cheekbones seem to have lost their shape or you’ve noticed the dreaded jowls developing –  get in contact with us! We all need this outstanding new 2 in 1 product, giving you double the effect all in one appointment. This is a personalised treatment, so pricing is determined through consultation.

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your HarmonyCa 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 your face, and we will happily review for you.

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

 

 

Hand Refresh

Do your hands give away your age? Are your hands looking like they have had a hard working life? If so – then Hand Refresh is the treatment for you! This fantastic combination treatment, with dermal fillers and the revolutionary Profhilo – will lift grooves and hydrate those weathered and wrinkled hands.

Who is it for?

Hand Refresh has been designed for those in their early 40’s and up. It’s around this time your hands start to look sunken, with tendons and veins becoming visible. Our hands are often neglected, especially being susceptible to sun damage and dryness, from regular hand washing and sanitisers. This in conjunction to loosing 1% of collagen in our skin yearly results in rapidly ageing and more fragile wrinkled skin on the hands

What is it?

Hand Refresh contains 2 unique treatments to lift and hydrate. During your treatment you will receive Restylane Lyft – which is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid and as close to human collagen as possible. Restylane Lyft has the unique ability to correct deep grooves in the hand so it looks less bony and instantly plumper. Profhilo is then placed in the top layers of the skin to intensely hydrate it, improving the collagen and ‘snap-back’ of the skin.

How does it work?

By replacing the collagen lost in the hands over the years they will feel smoother, more hydrated, softer and the skin health will be significantly improved. If hand creams just don’t seem to be doing the job and your hands need a ‘pick-me-up’ then Hand Refresh is the treatment for you.

What is the Treatment plan?

The Hand Refresh package involved 2 sessions one month apart. In the first sessions Restylane Lyft will be administer to the sunken in areas and then Profhilo added on top. In the second session you will only need a repeat Profhilo to add that final hydrating glow to your hands. We suggest repeating the combination treatment every 12-18 months. You may wish to have Profhilo more often to keep the skin moisturised and supple. This can be repeated every 6 months.

What happens during the procedure?

On arrival to the clinic, you will be assessed to ensure you are suitable for the treatment. The back of your hands will then be numbed with a cream. After 20 minutes the cream will be removed. Once consented and questions answered up to 4ml of Restylane Lyft will be injected gently into the grooves around the tendons and veins to lift and plump the skin. This restores the collagen and health of the soft tissue in your hands. This usually involved 4 small injections on each hand that is almost painless. The product will then be massaged across the hand to ensure the filler moves into the areas the skeletal areas that need volumisation.

After the filler has been smoothed down then Profhilo will be added to tackle the top layers of dry skin to add suppleness and hydration. This clear tackle the crepiness and wrinkles on your hands.

Your second appointment would only involve Profhilo.  The actual procedure takes less than 10 minutes making these convenient treatments to be done around your busy schedule.

Cost?

2 Sessions once month apart which included 4 ml of dermal filler, and 2 Profhilo treatments Introductory offer £995. Results will last for up to a year.

Want to see it in action? Check out this Instagram post

Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your Hand Refresh 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 your hands, and we will happily review for you. You can also book a free consultation online

EyeBRIGHT with Sunekos Performa

We are excited to launch a brand-new product to the aesthetic industry which is a revolutionary treatment to target the eye area to improve collagen, elasticity and most importantly reduce dark circles and skin discolouration.

  • Who is it for?

If you look in the mirror and your eyes get you down with loose skin, wrinkles, crepiness or discolouration creating bags that always make you look tired and drained then this new treatment is for you.

  • What is it?

Sunekos Performa was launched this Autumn for patients who want tighter healthier looking skin round the eyes. It is an injectable product with a cocktail of 6 amino acids and hyaluronic acid which hydrates and nourished the skin. The combination of amino acids and hyaluronic acid is the first of its kind in any aesthetic treatment.

It is a safe alternative to dermal filler under the eye. If you look in the mirror and see fine lines, dark circles, and loose skin; then Sunekos Performa is perfect for you. A true test- pinch your skin under the eye and hold it for a few seconds, then let go, if the skin takes more than 3 seconds to return to its normal shape then you have reduced collagen, elasticity (snap-back) and this treatment will offer great results.

  • How does it work?

The clear liquid is thin like water but contains powerful ingredients to stimulate the extra cellular matrix of the skin. The extra cellular matrix is the part of the skin that nourishes the cells and stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen. Collagen gives resistance and structural support to skin tissue, which creates healthy skin with good snap-back quality.  With ageing there is a disruption and a break-down of the extra cellular matrix and therefore collagen production. As a result, we lose 1% of collagen in our skin a year which leaves fine lines, sagging and dullness around the eyes. Sunekos Performa manipulates the extra cellular matrix to improve the ration of collagen and elastin, which will result in you looking and feel fresher around the eyes.

  • Who is the treatment suitable for?

Those with sagging skin, fine lines, or dark circle of pigmentation under the eye will see significant improvement after 3 treatments.

Often patients come to the clinic wanting a dermal filler treatment for under the eyes or anti-wrinkle treatments to correct the lines. However, not all patients are suitable for these treatments and adverse effects can result like worsening eye bags. We are pleased to now offer a safe and effective alternative.

Very few other skin treatments improve skin quality, hydration and pigmentation under the all in one treatment and Sunekos performa is far superior to any eye creams or injectables available when treating loose, crepey skin.

  • What is the EyeBRIGHT Treatment plan?

You will need 3 treatments, 2 weeks apart, over 6 weeks. To maintain healthy collagen and smooth skin we then recommended one treatment repeated every 6 months.

  • How does this treatment compare to other skin treatments?

Sunekos Performa is a targeted eye treatment with minimal to no-down time and is totally safe. Injections are very small and can be placed below the lid margin, above the eye lid, and even on the forehead above the brow to lift and tighten skin.

– Dermal filler involves placing a gel solution directly under the eye using a cannula (a bendy tube). It’s good for those with deep sunken eye sockets but best for those under 40.

– Anti-wrinkle will stop fine dynamic lines developing on smiling but cannot tackle loose skin or permanent static lines.

– Profhilo is a skin booster that hydrates the whole face but is not a targeted eye treatment as only one injection goes near the eye.

  • What happens during the procedure?

On arrival to the clinic, you will be assessed to ensure you are suitable for the treatment. You will then be numbed in the area with a cream. After 20 minutes the cream will be removed. Once consented and questions answered the product will be injected around the eye area which will cause little to no pain. Very small needles are used (the same as those for anti-wrinkle injections). This process will take 10 minutes. The eye area will then be massaged, and you can return to your day. If there are small little bumps in the area they will last around 24 hours but can be carefully covered up. A small bruise can occur, but this should clear in a few days. 3 sessions are required for the best results.

  • Can you combine with other treatments?

Sunekos Performa can be combined with other treatment and carried out in the same appointment  for convenience. When combining with anti-wrinkle treatments, we recommended having your anti wrinkle treatment first, then 2 weeks later having EyeBRIGHT for exceptional results.

  • Cost?

EyeBRIGHT – 3 sessions, 2 weeks apart are needed, and this is priced at £800

Repeat treatments are priced at £300

  • Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your EyeBRIGHT (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 your face, and we will happily review for you.

 

 

Skin Boosters Vs Dermal Filler

Why would you have a skin booster and not filler? 

A skin booster is purely to refresh the face, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. This aids in preventing crepey skin and future ‘sagging’ developing. It is different to a filler as it is a hydrator rather than a product to lift and contour. Both products are made of hyaluronic acid, however a filler is a thicker solution, with strong cross links – and a skin booster is more water based with the ability to spread and encapsulate moisture in the skin. Often patients benefit from both a filler to shape and lift, and a skin booster to smooth and hydrate.

How often should you have a skin booster?

We recommend having a booster every 3-6 months to help keep the moisture locked within the skin, boost elasticity and enhance the dewy effect of your skin.

Will skin boosters get rid of wrinkles?

Skin boosters will smooth out fine static lines in the skin by creating a blanket of moisture within the skin cell structure, which will literally feed and nourish your skin. If your skin feels crepey and saggy then a booster will help restore a smoother more supple look to the skin

Will skin boosters make me look younger?

A skin booster will improve the firmness of the skin and iron out fine lines so will make your skin more youthful. It can help with the texture and the complexion to make your skin look and feel healthier

Is a skin booster a quick fix for my skin?

A booster will hydrate and smooth your skin but we often recommended a course of 2/3 to really rewind the signs of ageing. Skin boosters can be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle treatments, firmer fillers and regular facials or as a stand-alone treatment for those who want a more natural and subtle result.

Do I need Profhilo or a Skin Booster?

Profhilo is great at treating an entire area like the face, chest, hands or neck.

A skin booster is a more tailored treatment, in which you can target specific lines or more precise concerns

Not sure what you need? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756 to discuss your concerns, or book either treatment online and you can discuss the treatment plan during your consultation.

Discover How You Can Get Smoother More Radiant Looking Skin With This Quick Treatment

If the condition of your skin is getting you down why not try our skin booster treatment package? This clinically proven treatment not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also improves the overall condition of the skin.

At Look Lovely London we use Restylane Skinboosters which are clinically proven to offer improvements to the condition of your skin, making you look healthier and more youthful. This treatment is perfect for use on younger skin in order to banish the first signs of ageing while improving the skins overall appearance.

Our skin booster treatments are quick and easy, leaving you with skin that is smoothed from the inside out in just minutes!

How Do Restylane Skinboosters Work?

Restylane Skinboosters work by increasing elasticity, improving roughness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and other imperfections such as acne scars.

Skinbooster treatment involves a course of three hydrating microinjections which leave you with radiant skin that looks and feels refreshed.

The treatment works by pulling in water to the treated area, hydrating the skin from within.

Skinboosters also include antioxidant qualities which instantly smooth the skin, improving the skins surface and overall appearance.

How Much Do Skinboosters Cost?

We currently have a special offer on the Restylane Skinbooster package, especially for the summer!

The set of three Skinbooster injections are now available for £499. This exclusive offer is only available until the 30th September 2017, so make sure you book soon!

How Quickly Will I See Results and How Long Will They Last?

The Skinbooster package consists of a set of three injections, 2-3 weeks apart. Final results will not be visible until the full course of treatment is completed, however you should notice an immediate improvement to the skin after each session.

The overall result will last between 6-12 months.

Are There Any Side Effects to Using Restylane Skinboosters?

Common side effects include swelling, redness and possibly some slight bruising around the treated area.

If you are concerned about potential side effects, or would like more information, feel free to contact us on 020 3199 8245 and we will happily answer any questions you have.

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COVID safety policy

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.

Disclaimer  – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.