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26/Jul/2021

If this new year you are focussing on self-care and setting some skin goals you might want to know more about Obagi’s Hydrate Luxe… Here Obagi tells us all about their super skin nourishing product.

Have you ever heard of a circadian rhythm? It’s the physical, mental and behavioural changes in your body that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, such as your sleeping schedule. What you may not realise is that many of your skin functions also follow a circadian rhythm. While you may begin to unwind in the evening, your skin is hard at work and actually increases its renewal and metabolic functions at night.

Consider these cycles in your skin’s functions that may influence its texture, radiance, and overall appearance:

  • Cell proliferation peaks at midnight, and is lowest at noon
  • Blood flow is 25% lower at night
  • Oil production by skin glands is higher midday at noon
  • Skin pH is more acidic during sleep

Obagi offers a product engineered to complement your skin’s natural nightly functions. Just as the name suggests, this luxuriously rich face cream is extra-moisturising and contains ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling supple and firm.

Packed with many of the same great naturally derived ingredients as the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturiser, like shea butter, mango butter, and avocado, Hydrate Luxe also contains additional powerful ingredients engineered to work with the chronobiology of the skin and to provide ultra-rich moisturisation including:

Biomimetic peptides. A technology that complements your skin’s nightly renewal and metabolic functions to support the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin.4

Hydromanil. A key ingredient in the Hydrate Facial Moisturiser, this technologically advanced ingredient provides not only immediate moisturisation but gradual moisture delivery by retaining water in the layers of your skin and continuously releasing them for 8-hour moisture protection!

You can apply Obagi Hydrate Luxe in the evening to combat skin dryness overnight, as well as any time deep moisturisation is needed and is perfect for these dry winter months we are facing, find out more here.

 


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26/Jul/2021

SO, WHAT IS PROFHILO?

Profhilo is an injectable treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid it’s possible to get, designed specifically for people whose skin lacks volume and elasticity. If you’re looking to restore that plump, juicy glow to your skin, Profhilo should be on your radar.

What does it treat?

  • Skin laxity 
  • Skin texture
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Neck (lines and creases)
  • Décolletage (creasing between breasts)
  • Upper arms (bingo Wings)
  • Tighten abdomen
  • Tighten thighs

Plus, much more…

Benefits

This product is one of the purest and most natural forms of Hyaluronic Acid treatment available and works with the skin’s own cells; it’s not mixed with anything artificial that could reduce that overall Hyaluronic Acid concentration and it stimulates the skin’s healing and improvement. It’s the first BDDE free injectable filler and there is no other product quite like it.

With one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid on the market it not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue. Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other non-surgical treatments.

As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin for around 28 days. During this time, the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of Hyaluronic Acid. The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement, that in turn results in a visible tightening and lifting effect on the skin.

Profhilo is very biocompatible, causing minimal inflammation and as such is comfortable for the patient both during and after treatment. It also provides hydration to the skin giving an overall glow in addition to the treatment of specific concerns.

If you’d like to find out more about this revolutionary treatment and what it could do for your skin, book a virtual consultation with one of our medically trained experts here.


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26/Jul/2021

There’s nothing better than settling down for the evening with Netflix, and even better if the show you’re watching is all about one of your passions. For us at Dermoperfection, Skin Decision: Before & After, is exactly that show. 

We love how it so effortlessly demonstrates not only the capability of the non-surgical treatments we offer to transform patients physically and to enhance their natural beauty, but also how these courses of treatment have the power to dramatically change people’s lives.

One of the treatments we have seen used on the show time and time again is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). In the show we see this used to treat significant scarring, we see it used to regenerate facial skin and give a youthful appearance, and much more.

At Dermoperfection we use ULTRAcel Q+, it works 3 times faster than other treatments of this kind making it super comfortable and ensuring much quicker treatment times for your convenience. It works by using focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface, causing the tissue to heat up rapidly. This heating causes controlled damage to the cells in this area which stimulates them to repair, and to produce more collagen (a protein naturally present in the skin, which provides structure); increased collagen production delivers firmer, tighter skin.

Dermoperfection is the only clinic in the midlands to offer this much-in-demand, cutting edge treatment. 

HIFU can be used for the following, and much more;

  • Non-surgical facelift
  • Non-surgical brow lift
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Reducing the appearance of scarring
  • Tightening skin
  • Improving skin texture (e.g. cellulite, sagging)

We can’t express enough just how transformational this treatment can be when applied by a clinical expert. If there’s any concern with your skin that’s knocking your confidence or that hasn’t responded to other methods, we would love to invite you in for a free consultation to discuss how HIFU can work for you.

As well as HIFU we offer an extensive range of services and treatment plans that can be tailored for a Skin Decision style transformation of your own; click here to book your virutal consultation with one of Dermoperfection’s expert skin clinicians today.


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26/Jul/2021

ENVY FACIAL

You may have seen celebrities like JLo, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall raving about it, or seen one our videos of the treatment itself on our Facebook and  Instagram and wondered what could possibly be so life-changing about a facial? Well, everything.

Envy Facial is a non-surgical skin-resurfacing treatment, for face and body, delivered using state of the art equipment.

It’s not just a facial, it’s an incredibly versatile treatment. As well as providing amazing results for facial skin, it can be used to target a broad range of concerns all over the body including;

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Blocked pores
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Rosacea

Benefits:

Envy facial is the only face and body skin-resurfacing treatment which gently yet effectively exfoliates damaged skin cells and delivers a serum infusion, resulting in beautiful skin. 

With breakthrough advanced three-in-one technology ENVY simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin to deliver a healthy, radiant, and rejuvenated look.

The ENVY facial is an all-in-one treatment that can be used on the body, as well as the face, chest and back. This treatment deeply and effectively cleans, repairs, and stimulates the skin, encouraging lymphatic drainage to expel a build-up of toxins and pollutants.

What can you expect from the treatment?

Each treatment is individual to your skin’s unique needs; following a consultation and analysis, we deliver a fully personalised and non-invasive treatment. 

The treatment combines three stages, exfoliation, extraction, and infusion. Exfoliation uses a real diamond tip to give an even exfoliation across your skin and clears away dryness and damage from the skin’s top layer. 

Then patented closed-looped vacuum pressure is used to extract dirt, debris and bacteria from the skin’s surface, as Envy infuses condition-specific serum through the pores into the skin’s layers, leaving it immediately hydrated and refreshed, with ongoing benefits and improvements in texture which continue to develop after treatment.

At the end of the treatment you will also be able to see the dead skin, dirt, and grime that we’ve removed, in a clear jar.

The ENVY Facial offers immediate and long-term solutions for multiple skin concerns. There are several condition-specific serums, minerals and vitamins that will be tailored to your skin’s needs. We can treat all skin types and even the most sensitive skins can get a great result and see the benefits of ENVY.

This treatment is ideal for injecting some energy into dull winter skin and now is the perfect time to take a moment for this kind of self-care as the days get colder and the nights draw in. We currently have a 6 Envy Facial Course available for the price of 4, which can be enjoyed as a treat once we are allowed to reopen safely.


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26/Jul/2021

So, let’s talk about Chemical Peels. Have you ever looked at your skin and wished that it were a little brighter and more youthful? Ever wished you could turn back the clock on years of sun damage and hyperpigmentation or that your skin was clearer and more evenly toned?

If the answer to any of the above was “yes”, you’re going to love Chemical Peels; they’re a non-invasive, and painless way to achieve transformational results in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

This non-surgical treatment is designed to strip away the top layers of dull, ageing, and damaged skin to reveal smooth, radiant, healthy skin underneath.  

During the treatment, one of our experienced Skin Clinicians will apply a solution to the face to remove dead skin and stimulate the growth of new cells. 

As with any treatment carried out at Dermoperfection, an initial consultation will ensure the best results, tailored to the individual patient with a detailed treatment plan. Your treatment plan is unique to you, designed to address your specific concerns and will define how many peels you will need in order to achieve your desired result, as well as the optimal time period over which they should be delivered. 

We can also work with you on an ongoing annual plan or follow-up skincare advice to help you to maintain the results.

After your treatment you may notice flaking, peeling and some mild redness; this is normal, as the old skin sheds to reveal the fresh new skin underneath, down-time is minimal. 

At Dermoperfection we use industry-leading Obagi products, and offer a range of different options…

  • Perfecting Peel, £69
  • Advanced Treatment Booster, £99
  • 4% Pure Retinal Peel, £150
  • 6% Pure Retinal Peel, £175
  • Oxygenated Trio Micro Peel, £69

Book your virtual consultation here, and say goodbye to age spots, acne, lines, and wrinkles to reveal a glowing new you, one layer at a time.

N.B.

Professional Chemical Peels are not to be confused with the milder solutions available to purchase for at-home peels. The products used in-clinic are much stronger (and deliver more dramatic results) and as such should only be applied by an expert Skin Clinician like the medically trained team at Dermoperfection.


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26/Jul/2021

Lip fillers have always been something that has fascinated me and, I’ll be honest, something that I have always wanted but never thought it would happen. I was so thrilled to be told about Dermoperfection.

My top lip has always been a part of me that I’ve never been happy with. It’s always been small and with every smile, it disappeared. Yes, there are makeup tips and tricks to enhance the appearance and make it look fuller, such as overlining, but what about the days that you don’t want or even feel like wearing lipstick?

When I had the opportunity to get a treatment from the newly opened Dermoperfection in Birmingham, I literally jumped at the chance!

Who Is Dermoperfection?

Dermoperfection is located at 36 Pinfold Street in Birmingham and is owned by fully registered practitioner Stu Logan. Stu trained at the leading cosmetic courses academy and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in aesthetics.

My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham
Stu Logan, Managing Director & Chief Aesthetics Practitioner

Stu says “I have personally overseen every step and taken time to ensure that only the highest quality products are offered. That these products are accessed from registered UK providers and that all injectable treatments are sourced directly from UK pharmacists only. No corners are cut ever, quality and assurance that the products used are UK regulated is an absolute must and I want to give you the consumer that confidence, reassurance and the exceptional value that you deserve.”

My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham
Stu Logan, Managing Director & Chief Aesthetics Practitioner

After reading all about him on the Dermoperfection website, I felt in very safe hands when booking my consultation.

Consultation

The process couldn’t be easier. Dermoperfection have an online booking system where you can select the timeslot that is best suited to you. You need to have a consultation first, with a brief cooling off period of at least a couple of days before your treatment date, just in case you think of any more questions, or of course, you change your mind about the treatment. During the consultation, Stu will decide what fillers to use on you, this will depend on the desired result that you want.

Treatment Day

The day of the treatment came and I was so excited. Finally, I was going to have the lips that I have always wanted. Stu was so lovely and made me feel at complete ease because I really didn’t have a clue what to expect. He explained what he was going to do and asked me to fill out the consent form and we were good to go.

The Lip Filler Experience

I had some numbing cream applied to my lips which is the most bizarre of sensations. It also doesn’t taste great but that is more my fault for chattering away. You’re not supposed to eat it, after all!

After about ten minutes Stu went in with the injections. I wish I could remember how many I had, but it’s all a little bit of a blur if I’m honest. I won’t lie, it is painful. You’re having a needle in your lips, so it’s not going to be pain-free but I just kept telling myself ‘you’ve gone through childbirth, get over it!’. Within ten minutes the treatment was done and I was thrilled to be able to see the results immediately.

I was expecting a lot of swelling, but to be honest it never really came. I felt comfortable walking around Birmingham city centre after the treatment, confident that no one could guess what I had had done. I was more bothered that my face was missing makeup around my mouth!

Stu advised keeping the lips moisturised as much as possible and gave me a card that had all of the do’s and don’ts post-treatment. These are things like no alcohol, or smoking in the hours proceeding the injections. Nothing major and all easy to do. He explained that any swelling should go down within 48 hours and be warned some bruising may appear. I was obviously very lucky as I had barely any swelling and just one tiny bruise which was easily covered with make-up.

The Results

I was and still am, absolutely thrilled with the results of my lip fillers. For the first few days, I couldn’t stop looking at them. They have now become a part of me and I don’t think I can imagine going back to how I was before. They look so natural which was just the look I wanted. My Mum had concerns I would end up with a ‘trout pout’ and even she has said how lovely they look!

My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham
Before and after
My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham
With lipstick
My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham
Without lipstick

As if all of this wasn’t enough, I then got to go along to the influencers launch night at the clinic and got to meet all of the influencers that had been involved in the launch and talk to them about their experiences. I didn’t speak to one person who didn’t love their treatments. They had a mixture of lip fillers, skin peels, anti-wrinkle injections and fibroblast treatment. They all looked amazing.

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I can’t recommend Dermoperfection enough if you are in the Birmingham area and are considering any form of aesthetic treatment. Stu (and Amy, his colleague) are polite, friendly and make you feel completely at ease about asking any questions you might have. A full list of treatments available at Dermoperfection is listed on their website.

Dermoperfection will also be opening their doors on Monday the 24th June between 2.30pm-8 pm for a Beauty ‘Decoded’ event. This is an opportunity for those people that have been curious but apprehensive about having a cosmetic aesthetic treatment to receive a consultation, feel the products and speak with Stu directly to demystify preconceptions of aesthetic treatments.
You can register your interest here:

 

 

I want to take this opportunity to thank Stu for the wonderful treatment and experience that I had whilst visiting Dermoperfection. It’s safe to say I will be back, I’ve started something now. I can’t wait!

 

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My Lip Filler Experience with Dermoperfection, Birmingham

 


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26/Jul/2021

I FINALLY HAD LIP FILLERS…

If you know me out in the ol’ real world, then you’ll probably know I’ve spoke about having lip fillers for about four years. No exaggeration. But like a lot of things – learning to bake or committing to an ab routine, for example – it was starting to seem like one of those things I wasn’t ever really going to get round to doing.

Mainly, this was because I wanted to be sure I was going to the right place. For me, when it comes to these sort of treatments, word-of-mouth recommendations and being able to see previous results is everything. So although I’d been offered lip fillers in the past, I hadn’t been comfortable going ahead with them if I wasn’t absolutely confident in their work.

SO WHY NOW?

I was recently contacted by Dermoperfection, who are located in Birmingham City Centre and offer a range of aesthetic treatments. The clinic looked great, but I still initially planned to just pop in for one of their peels, rather than go for anything ‘risky’ like lips. But then I saw that the lovely Chloe from Unwritten Wardrobe had visited the clinic for lip fillers, and hers looked uh-mazing. I slid into the DMs and she told me about the great experience she’d had with Dermoperfection, and finally I decided to don my sassy pants and get them lips did.

THE CLINIC & CONSULTATION

I went along to Dermoperfection, which is conveniently located just around the corner from New Street Station in Birmingham. My consultation and treatment were with the lovely Amy, who put me at ease straight away as we discussed the sort of results I was hoping to achieve.

I explained that I was looking for something very subtle with it being my first filler experience, and Amy recommended I start with 0.5ml of filler. I know of friends who have been for consultations at other clinics and had therapists try to pressure them into having larger amounts, so I felt like it was a great sign that Amy was happy to take this gradually.

At Dermoperfection they only use Juvederm, which I know to be one of the best brands for dermal fillers. Juverderm fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. This is why the filler naturally absorbs into the body over time, though the fillers have different consistencies that impacts on how long they will last. I think I had Volift, which is one of the longer-lasting fillers that Juvederm offers.

THE TREATMENT

When I came back for my treatment, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew a numbing cream would be used so I wouldn’t feel pain, but expected it to still be quite uncomfortable. However, I found the whole thing absolutely fine. The numbing cream was applied around 10 minutes before the treatment, which – apart from giving you that paranoid feeling you get at the dentist where you think you might be dribbling all over yourself – made the whole thing so easy. There was an initial scratch when the needle went in, but then I couldn’t really feel anything.

Amy was brilliant throughout the injections, regularly pausing to take in how they were looking and talking me through each step. I felt completely involved during the whole experience, and most importantly confident that I was in safe hands.

SWELLING & BRUISING

I purposely chose to have my fillers on a Saturday morning when I didn’t have much planned for the weekend. I’m the kind of girl that ends up with week-long bruises if I brush past a door handle a bit quickly, so I fully expected to be swollen and bruised the day after my treatment. I’d even started plotting what lie I could tell my colleagues if I was still puffy on the Monday morning (“bee sting or allergic reaction? Which is more believable when I never venture outside and live off a diet of Greggs vegan rolls?”)

However, I was SO pleased to find that I actually had hardly anything. The tiny pin pricks were easily covered with concealer the next morning, and I didn’t have any bruises. I saw family members later that night and the next day and nobody noticed a thing.

RESULTS

Overall I’m SO pleased with my results. As the photos show, the change was very subtle but noticeable to me. My top lip has been balanced out and overall my lips are looking naturally plumper. My side projection is more pronounced now, whereas before my top lip kind of disappeared from a side view. I’m really happy that I opted for the 0.5ml for my first treatment as I now feel confident to build them up in the future if I want to (and let’s be honest, that’s probably going to happen VERY soon…)

COSTS

My treatment was complimentary in exchange for an honest review, but prices for 0.5ml of filler at Dermoperfection start at £160. I know from my research over the years that this is really fairly priced (and I’d advise anyone against going to clinics that offer filler too cheaply, as the product is likely to be of a lower quality) and is great for the level of expertise you’re getting. I would 100% recommend visiting Amy or Stuart at Dermoperfection for any aesthetic treatments, and know I’ll be booking in again soon.


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26/Jul/2021

When it comes to body confidence, I’m quite happy with myself. Nothing about my body I’ve ever massively wanted to change. However I’m all for little details that can be made to improve and develop certain areas of the body. Just like going to the gym, if you do more squats…your bum will get bigger. Well if you add filler to your lips…they will also get bigger.

When it comes to looking at my face…I’m pretty happy. It’s my face, it’s one who’s always looking back at me in the mirror. However the one thing I’ve always wanted to get done is getting my top lip done with filler. Why? I get a lot of comments on my lips, some people have even asked me previously if I’d had my lips done as I have a much larger bottom lip compared to my top. This massively shows when I smile, but for me it’s always been something I’ve noticed. So when the lovely team at Dermoperfection / HDY Agency offered me the opportunity to improve on anything I wanted, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Getting lip fillers is something I’d been considering for years now! Honestly years…I’d looked at booking appointments then didn’t go. However this time around I felt like I was in good hands at Dermoperfection. Before the treatment I attended a consultation. This is something that at Dermoperfection they prefer to do so that you have all of the information you need, and don’t rush into something that can be a big dramatic change for your body. I found getting the consultation super useful for myself. With going into blind to not knowing what the pain will be like, the after care, I wanted to know my facts before jumping into the treatment and not really knowing if it’s the right choice for me. Amy at Dermoperfection was so great at answering all of my questions but also to make me really feel at ease with the whole treatment and any potential side affects. Also what I loved about the over all customer service at Dermoperfection was not only how beaut the clinic looked, but how comfortable I was made to feel the whole time.

So let’s get into the fun stuff! Treatment and actually getting my lips filled! The first thing we did was put on the numbing cream, this was to numb my lips so that I didn’t feel any pain when having the procedure done. This took around 10 minutes to work, and was a very weird sensation but a lot like having a filling at the dentist! Once this was all good, we were ready to go! I made it very clear I didn’t want to go too big and that I wanted my lips to be more mirrored but not too much to look fake. We used 0.5ml and my lips looked amazing!

As you can see from the images above, it was a very slight change, I really didn’t want to have too much done and hate my lips. This was my first time so I’d rather build up the fuller look than go too full too soon and regret my choice. My lips did swell up a lot. and I think that’s what I saw a lot of in the mirror when they were first done. However they soon settle and I realised I wanted more to top them up. This was when I returned to Dermoperfection where me and Amy decided to go bigger, and I honestly I love them now!

So, let’s discuss the pain! I was really intrigued to find out how the pain was going to be. I really hoped it wasn’t going to be painful as I’d previously had my brows done and they hurt so much more than I thought. But luckily for me I found the pain next to nothing. All I found was that I could feel the needle enter my skin, a really horrible sensation. However after this the pain was nothing. I’d highly recommend you get your lips done of the pain was putting you off because it was not as bad as most people make out! When it comes to recovery it Varys rom person to person. Luckily for me when I had my first treatment I didn’t experience any bruising. However the second time I did on my top lip and it still is there now slightly! This is expected and soon goes down after a few days. I now do my make up and get so excited to put my lips on because I just love the overall results of my lips. I feel like it’s massively changed the look of my face also!

Over all I couldn’t be happier withy treatment at Dermoperfection. The service, the care, and time that was taken to look after me was amazing and I’ll always trust them with my lips from now on! If you’re looking to get your lips done always do your research! At Dermoperfection both Stu & Amy are trained nurses in their fields. I’d always recommend you go to someone with the qualifications for the job. Please head over to my insta story here where you can see the full procedure of my lips!

*THIS TREATMENT WAS KINDLY GIFTED TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE*


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26/Jul/2021

GETTING MY FACE BACK WITH DERMOPERFECTION

I’m in the run up to my 50th birthday and I’ll be celebrating later this week.  I’ve always been very lucky that I seem to have maintained a fairly youthful look without a lot of effort on my part.  Nature seems to have been on my side as I don’t have any grey hairs or fillings yet either.  But, the last few months, I’ve looked tired and felt it.  I haven’t always recognised the face looking back at me out of the mirror.  The dark circles haven’t helped and I’ve tried all sorts to get rid of them: drinking more water, a healthy diet and paying more attention to my sleep.  It hadn’t really worked and I did feel a bit down about it especially with that milestone birthday looming.

Then Dermoperfection got in touch.  I’d never really seriously considered the idea of having cosmetic non-surgical treatments, but the time seemed right.  Any doubts I had disappeared when I met Stu Logan because he put me at my ease and gave me confidence in his ability. Stu is works as a nurse in the NHS alongside his role as the head of Dermoperfection.  He offers a select range of treatments, preferring to build real expertise rather than offering a wider range of aesthetic options.  This all reassured me.

Before treatment you have a consultation to assess your face and discuss your needs. This consultation includes personalised face mapping ensuring that you get the bespoke treatment location.  It also means that Stu can explain what he suggests doing and show you what it will mean. Stu believes in using only the most reputable and premium products. There are a number of muscle and wrinkle relaxant injectable agents on the market, but there is genuinely only one brand of Botox® and this is what Dermoperfection uses. The injectable filler range are all premium range products and include the Juvéderm®, Allergan®, restylane®, Teosyal® brands. All are internationally market leading manufacturers.

Stu suggested fillers around my cheeks (which surprised me as I’ve always been a bit chubby cheeked, but Stu clearly knew what he was talking about, so I trusted to his expertise) and botox around the forehead and eyes. I wanted a very natural look and Stu assured me I would still look like me.  So I booked in for an appointment a few days later.

On arrival Stu applied a numbing cream to my cheeks for a few minutes – this was to make the cheek fillers’ injections less painfully.  First of all Stu applied the botox with a needle.  This was really just a series of pin pricks and I was surprised how little it hurt. Applying the fillers on the other hand was quite painful, more than I’d expected.  I know though from chatting to other bloggers and Dermoperfection clients that my experience wasn’t necessarily representative – it might just be that I was a bit more sensitive in that area.

 

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After the treatments I was encouraged to look in the mirror and I was pleased to say I still looked like me.  I felt a little full around the cheeks (which lasted a day or two), but I couldn’t really feel where the botox had gone in.  I loved the fact that you can just walk in for your appointment and out again afterwards and no one need know.

Of course, afterwards I kept looking in the mirror trying to spot changes, despite having been told that I could expect to wait 3 days to see a difference and 2 weeks to see the full effect.  I had the treatment on Friday lunchtime and there was nothing to see on Saturday, but when I woke up on Sunday, I couldn’t stop grinning.  You see I’d got my old face back.  I felt so much better for it.  I’m a low maintenance type of girl, but I’d had to up the amount of makeup I was wearing to cover up the tired face I felt I was showing to the world.  I feel so much more confident now wearing little or no makeup. The effect did get better over a few days.  I liked this as it wasn’t a dramatic change.

The botox treatment has been a revelation to me.  I had read a few horror stories about people who had overdone it.  Stu is a master though of getting a natural look.  I met a number of his other clients at a party a couple of weeks after my treatment and they all looked very natural. The effects last for a few months (which varies from person to person) and I’m certainly considering going back when I need to.

The fillers in my cheeks had a more subtle effect.  I think having them made me realise that I had lost some of my face’s natural fullness over time.  They do help complete the youthful look.  I am relieved I don’t have to make a decision about them for a year or so, as fillers last longer than botox.  For me the jury is still out on whether for me personally, the uncomfortableness of having the fillers injected is worth the results.  Immediately, after having them done I wasn’t convinced it was worth it, but as the memories of the treatment fade, I’m starting to come around to the idea of having them again when the effects wear off.

Overall I’ve become a bit of a convert.  This is because of the professionalism shown by the staff at Dermoperfection, but also because of the naturalness of the effects achieved.


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26/Jul/2021

Tired eyes and sagging tear troughs age a face. The surgical eyelift, also known as a blepharoplasty, can require significant downtime and will occasionally leave scars. The skin surrounding the eyes is particularly thin and delicate; surgical scars can heal unpredictably and leave uneven results. A painful procedure, the average cost of a blepharoplasty can average £5000. Until recently, cosmetic creams and superficial eye masks were the only other option available to help hydrate and smooth wrinkles around the eyes. Plasma Pro is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment which uses high temperatures and a non-touch techniques to eliminate excess skin. Exposing the epidermis to (what temp?) degrees, dissolves surface skin cells to tighten fibres. Using a fine, pinpoint diathermy pen to ionise atmospheric gases and burn loose skin, when new cells form, a tighter, fresher appearance is instantly visible. Also effective when treating skin tags and stretch marks, results are visible within two weeks, with the maximum results taking up to twelve weeks to appear.

A quick and relatively pain-free procedure, the Plasma Pro procedure is quick and costs a fraction of it’s surgical equivalent.

Pre-procedure, avoid alcohol and NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen, both can increase bruising and bleeding. Post-treatment, be prepared for significant facial swelling for three to four days. Avoid social events for the next five days and sleep propped up on a pillow to encourage lymphatic draining. Resist picking scabs to protect healing skin from infection; Vaseline can help to shed dead skin. When washing your face and hair, be careful to eyes keep dry. Lastly, be generous with a high SPF over the next six months.

Some people notice an instant result after one treatment of Plasma Pro. If the skin is slightly more resistant to the procedure, further treatment may be necessary. Perfect for under eye areas and lids, your eyes will  instantly appear wider, brighter and more expressive. Results can last a lifetime, revolutionising eye contact and confidence. Visit Dermoperfection to find out more and get a quote today.


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