We can't stop the ageing process but we can knock years off our appearance thanks to a range of top beauty treatments. Whether you want to go under the knife or opt for something more natural, there's a whole host of treatments out there to combat every sign of ageing.
FOR YOUR FACE
The Perfect Peel
Peels are popular anti-ageing treatments because they instantly reduce the appearance of sunspots, acne scars, lines and wrinkles – and they’re relatively pain free. They work by removing the dead skin cells and blemishes on the surface layer of skin to allow new, healthy cells to replace them. The Perfect Peel combines intense ingredients with effective acids to make your skin appear smoother, healthier and clearer after one week. Immediately after the treatment your face might look slightly sunburnt, and you can expect skin to start peeling around day three which generally finishes by day six or seven. The number of treatments you’ll need to achieve desired results depends on the condition of your skin, which will be discussed upon consultation. More severe skin conditions such as active acne will require between two and three treatments applied once every four weeks, but many clients are pleased with results after one treatment. To maintain results, a peel is recommended every three to four months.
Norton Cosmetic Clinic, Norton TS20 1AE
01642 651064 www.nortoncosmeticclinic.co.uk
As skin ages, it loses the collagen that keeps it tight and supported, so your skin appears to lose volume. Laughter lines and wrinkles from sun damage and pollution also add years to your face. Solve these issues by plumping them out with some non-surgical dermal fillers, where a short 15-minute procedure will smooth out your lines, fill hollows and enhance your sunken cheeks for up to a year. Juvéderm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the skin, and is the most popular choice for smile lines. In the procedure a numbing cream will be applied to the area being treated before a dermal filler is injected with a superfine needle. The great thing about this anti- ageing treatment is that there is virtually no recovery time, so you can easily fit an appointment in between your daily activities. Prices vary depending on the number of sessions required, which will be discussed during consultation.
Spire Washington Hospital, Washington NE38 9JZ
0191 415 1272 www.spirehealthcare.com
Trouble with excess, baggy skin around the eyes? As we get older the muscles around our eyes become weaker which leads to drooping skin, which is known as dermatochalasis. An upper lid blepharoplasty procedure (eyelift) can fix the problem by tightening the muscles around the eye and removing excess skin to restore a normal, more youthful lid height. Performed by a oculoplastic surgeon, the eyelid surgery is quick and safe, and usually carried out while you are awake with local anaesthetic. Expect a small amount of bruising for a week and a full recovery after two. Eyelids generally heal well with minimal scarring, and this offers a permanent solution to the problem of excess skin around the eyes.
My Eye Clinic located within Gosforth Private Clinic, Gosforth NE3 4AY
0191 519 7288 www.myhealthclinic-uk.com
FOR YOUR BODY
Cryolipolysis is an advanced 3D lipo treatment that targets areas of high fat on your body. Without using surgical liposuction, it instantly and safely freezes fat below the skin. Up to 40 percent of the treated cells will begin a permanent removal process, where the body naturally disposes of the dead fat cells over the ensuing months to give your skin a much tighter, younger look. It’s an effective treatment that gives great results with minimal effort and no recovery time. The number of sessions required depends on the individual client’s target areas and personal body goals.
Pure Bliss Spa, Sunderland SR6 9BX
0191 549 9999 www.pureblissspa.co.uk
FROM HEAD TO TOE
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Balanced hormone levels are essential for all aspects of life and reducing the risk of cancer. As we age, hormone levels tend to become imbalanced, which has a negative impact on the mind and body. Bio- identical hormone replacement therapy offers a natural alternative to synthetic therapy and is far more effective as it’s tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Both men and women can benefit from this hormone replacement therapy and it’s an important part of everyday life.
Define Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland TS15 9AF
01642 794150 www.definecosmeticsurgery.com
Eporex No Needle Therapy
Eporex therapy involves sending electrical waves through mesotherapy ingredients to push nutrients into the skin, without causing any pain. It’s a great treatment for facial toning and line prevention, and can also be used on the body to target cellulite and stretch marks. Eporex therapy has no side effects, no recovery time and is a proven method of combating signs of ageing. A course of seven treatments is recommended to ensure long-lasting results, although the number required depends upon the client’s needs.
Reflections Salon, Prudhoe NE42 5HJ
01661 836667 www.reflectionssalon.co.uk
Micropigmentation (Semi-Permanent Cosmetics)
Over time skin begins to lose its natural pigmentation. Combat this problem by enhancing your brows, lips and eyes with semi-permanent tattoos, delivered by an expert who’ll work with you individually to assess appropriate colourings and treatments. It’s a subtle way to enhance what you already have for a naturally youthful look.
Ann Oliver Harvey, Private consulting rooms at various clinics throughout the North East.
Stress is one of the biggest causes of ageing, but can be helped with Reiki, a holistic healing method which helps restore physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s a Japanese treatment that requires no belief system, where the patient is healed through touch in a session that lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.
K2U Therapies Clinic and Training Academy, Darlington DL3 7PJ
01325 469928 www.k2u-therapies.co.uk