Top Tweakments and Beauty Treatments for 2024
From beautiful, face-framing brows to the newest high-tech, collagen-boosting facials
The SkinStorm Facial
What is it? A first in treatment layering, with six unique steps all tailored to your own skin’s needs to deliver an intensive, rejuvenating and resurfacing treatment in just one session.
How does it work? By combining advanced, non-invasive technologies delivered by specially designed, high-tech machines, Skinstorm offers a clever combination of cleansing, healing, rejuvenating, resurfacing and restoration treatments, to instantly reveal a brighter, firmer, plumper and more even complexion. Starting with deep, vortex-style cleansing infused with topical dissolved oxygen to feed the skin, the skin is then blasted with resurfacing crystals while simultaneously being treated with healing red LED light. This is swiftly followed by ‘ice peeling’ with a potent blend of AHAs infused with super-cooled topical dissolved oxygen, and ‘ice needling’, where tiny channels are made in the skin with a needling roller to kickstart a wound-healing response. Plumping hyaluronic acid is then pushed into the skin using high-pressure oxygen for an instant, temporary, plumping effect and finally, a cooling alginate mask is applied, and the TriFusion LED light gives an extra boost of rejuvenation.
Is there any downtime? No
How many treatments are required? Visible results are achieved after a single treatment but a maintenance programme is advised.
What is the cost? From £45 to £175 depending on choice of treatment(s).
48 Osborne Road, Jesmond
Grey Street Hotel, Newcastle
137 High Street, Gosforth
0191 281 9222
What is it? A brand new, non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment using SUPERB Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology to lift the eyebrows, submental (the area under your chin) and neck, perfect for anyone over 30 with mild to moderate skin ageing concerns.
How does it work? The revolutionary ultrasound works deep in the mid-dermis to stimulate the creation of new collagen, heating the tissues to between 60 and 70 degrees celsius, which damages existing collagen to stimulate the production of new collagen by the fibroblast cells. It also helps toreduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results appear anywhere from six weeks onwards and last between nine to 12months.
Is there any downtime? Treatment is quick (30 to 40 minutes) and there is no downtime.
How many treatments are required? Most patients will only need one treatment.
How much will it cost? Patients can opt for different areas of treatment (a neck and submental lift is £895) but a full face and neck lift is £1,995.
Haggs Road, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1EQ
0330 202 0126
Instant Impact Hollywood Peel
What is it? The ZO Obi Stimulator Peel, or Hollywood Peel (so dubbed as it is beloved by so many Hollywood celebs) targets the outermost layer of skin and is the perfect pre-party or winter complexion pick-me-up. It remains a firm favourite as the gentle, exfoliating procedure actively targets the signs of ageing, leaving skin looking noticeably healthier and with a natural glow.
How does it work? Facial peels are one of the most effective ways to treat the signs of ageing, UV damage and discolouration. Quick and easy, containing high performance medical-grade ingredients, this peel works its magic to leave skin noticeably softer, brighter and smoother, instantly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Is there any downtime? There may be some flaking two to three days post-peel but otherwise no downtime is needed.
How many treatments are required? A single peel will deliver results but for maximum benefits three to four peels at two-week intervals are recommended.
How much will it cost? From £70.
Elixir Skin Clinic, The Wellness Centre, South Parade,
Doncaster DN1 2DJ
The Wow Brow
What is it? A signature treatment resulting in a highly defined, polished brow.
How does it work? Well shaped and defined brows can make a huge difference to your appearance. This bespoke signature treatment sees your brows mapped and measured to suit your face shape. Brows are then tinted, waxed (tops too), trimmed, styled with powder and concealed to finish. You will also receive advice on regrowth (Brow Rehab).
Is there any downtime? No.
How many treatments are required? Just one treatment lasting 25–30 minutes.
How much will it cost? £23, and worth every penny.
Brow Wow Bar, Durham Road, Gateshead NE9 6HU
0191 447 9394
What is it? SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared micro-needling device clinically proven to safely and effectively fight the appearance of wrinkles, scarring and acne on the face and neck.
What does it do? It creates hundreds to thousands of micro skin punctures per second with its 14 tiny adjustable needles to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process. Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and stimulating collagen production to help lift sagging skin, it prompts tissue remodelling and regeneration without causing skin stress or scar tissue formation. Even better, SkinPen promise the results from just one treatment continue to improve over the following months. As an extra boost the SkinPen is followed by LED light treatment; blue light helps kill any bacteria and calm skin down, whilst red light gives an extra collagen boost.
Is there any downtime? The SkinPen is minimally invasive but some redness may occur and you are advised not to wear makeup (or work up a sweat) for 24 hours, and don’t use any active ingredients on your skin for a full week post treatment.
How many treatments are required? Just one will give noticeable results.
How much will it cost? Hooker & Young Skin have various different SkinPen bespoke treatments available to deal with different beauty issues such as acne scarring, pigmentation and anti-ageing, with treatments starting at £175.
Hooker & Young Skin, Bell Villas, Ponteland NE20 9BD
Signature Soothing Spa Ritual
What is it? A one and a half-hour complete body treatment designed to encourage an overall sense of wellbeing and rejuvenation.
What does it do? Inspired by traditional Mediterranean and Eastern bathing culture, this cleansing, purifying and nourishing body ritual encourages an overall sense of well-being and vitality. It incorporates a stimulating full body exfoliation to smooth and revitalise the skin, and an energising full body massage using warmed massage oil infused with essential oils. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your new year wellbeing resolutions.
Is there any downtime? No.
How much will it cost? The full treatment is £88.
The Turkish Baths, Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2WH
The Natural Prp Treatment
What is it? A 100 percent natural procedure, it is recommended for anyone who prefers a more natural approach to anti ageing treatments, as it uses the body’s own cells (blood plasma) rather than any synthetic substance.
How does it work? PRP involves taking a small sample of blood from the arm as if you were having a blood test, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma, and injecting the gel-like plasma back into the skin to stimulate collagen production. This platelet-rich plasma contains natural growth factors which stimulate cells to promote collagen and tissue growth, refreshing the skin and giving it a firmer, more youthful appearance. It can also be used to stimulate hair regrowth.
Is there any downtime? No. Normal-to-light activities can be resumed immediately afterwards.
How many treatments are required? A course of three treatments, four weeks apart, is recommended when treating skin related concerns.
How much will it cost? PRP costs from £200 per treatment (initial consultation required).
Look Natural Aesthetics
Hull Road, Woodmansey, Beverley HU17 0TR
Cloud 9 Therapy
What is it? A blissful three-hour treatment to include reflexology, a Balinese full body massage and crystal therapy.
What does it do? Makes you feel on top of the world! This combination of heavenly relaxing treatments starts with a holistic consultation followed by an hour’s reflexology to stimulate and balance acupressure points and energise the body, freeing you from stagnant energy and blockages. The one and a half hour massage uses deep pressure and flowing massage techniques and acupressure to untie any deep seated knots and release tension. Finally, you are treated to a Crystal Therapy Treatment to energise and align your Chakras, cleanse the aura with positivity and leave you feeling energised, and free from stagnant energy, letting go of negativity and physically, emotionally and spiritually in balance.
Is there any downtime? No.
How many treatments are required? Just one Cloud 9 treatment will leave you feeling – well, on cloud 9!
How much will it cost? One three-hour treatment is £138.
Kidlandlee, Harbottle, Morpeth NE65 7DA
Enhancing Semi Permanent Makeup
What is it? The art of expertly implanting pharmaceutical-grade pigment into the upper dermis of the skin to subtly enhance facial features.
What does it do? An experienced technician with more than 25 years in the cosmetic industry, and one of the leading practitioners in the country, Ann has gained recognition in both the medical and aesthetic industries thanks to her artistic ability, producing totally natural results for a remarkable, long-lasting, rejuvenating effect. Harley Street-certified, Ann can also carry out remedial medical tattooing such as scar camouflage, alopecia, post-surgery nipple and areola corrective work, as well as reshaping and enhancing features.
How does it work? A coloured pigment is used to carefully restore what nature intended, by carefully correcting asymmetrical features such as irregular lips and brows, enhancing what is already there by filling brows, or subtly adding eyeliner and outlining lips for immediate and long-lasting results.
Is there any downtime? No, although depending on the procedure some light scabbing may occur.
How many treatments are required? Depends on the procedure(s) chosen.
How much will it cost? Prices start at £250.
Ann Oliver Harvey