THE ANSWER IS – YOU NEED BOTH!
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.