It's time for us to come out of hibernation. Hooray! In the coldest months of the year we tend to batten down the hatches, pull the duvet over our heads, avoid going out (too cold) and generally just slump about the house. So, as we come back to life, let's look at some of the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments to give your face a spring reboot!
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Come on, who doesn't LOVE a facial? It's one of my favourite things in the world! The WOW facial isn't just a standard facial that you'll find in your local beauty salon. It's personalised. It's unique to you. This is a facial that will leave you feeling as if your skin has been turned inside out and washed from within and you'll glow so much your friends will assume you have a new lover. It has six stages to it, that each work on different layers of the skin to kick-start the skin's metabolism as well as exfoliation, detoxing, regenerating, hydrating and giving you face an amazing cocktail of essential vitamins and peptides. The best thing is that not everyone will get the same thing, your aesthetics practitioner will completely tailor what you have depending on your skin and what it needs. A personalised and bespoke facial is exactly what you need for Spring! Book in now.
Best For...The Perfect Plump
Skin Boosters (like Profhilo) from £250.
I'm sure I've got saggier over the winter and my face is literally falling off. If you're not ready for fillers yet but you wouldn't mind something to help firm up your face and get a more youthful glow, a skin boosting treatment such as Profhilo is your new BFF for Spring! Boosters are a skin treatment, they don't change anything about your face aside from giving it a bucket-load of hydration. Essentially a load of hyaluronic acid (HA - the stuff that already keeps our faces firm and plump) is injected (don't worry, it's tiny tiny tiny needles) into different points of your face. Rather than just plumping and filling wrinkles, the slow release of HA stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, in turn improving skin tone, hydration and the appearance of fine lines. The result is improved skin quality lasting for up to six months. You'll need two treatments around six weeks apart. Trust us, it's delicious!
A favourite among celebrities, Martine McCutcheon is a big fan of Profhilo.
Best For... Turbo-Boosting Texture
Microneedling - from £250.
Microneedling is one of the best treatments for dealing with the texture of the skin, so if things like acne scarring bother you, microneedling could be the treatment to explore this Spring. According to one study, almost 100 percent of microneedling participants reported a noticeable difference and vast improvement in the appearance of their acne scars after a treatment! So, what is it? We'll be frank, if needles aren't your thing you won't be up for this (but honestly, it's not painful!). A device is used with very thin, sharp tips, to make lots of tiny punctures in your skin. The body is super clever, so when it notices these little pricks, it goes into 'rebuild' mode and produces lots of lovely stuff like collagen, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and improves the skin's texture. Find someone near you and book in your microneedling treatment.
Best For...Instant Results
Dermal Fillers - from £200 for 1ml.
Fillers. Nothing beats them for an instant, satisfying 'Wow look at ME' result. Really well placed fillers will give the impression that you've spent the entire winter in a luxury health spa in the Caribbean. Let go of the fear that you'll end up looking like a pillow - quite frankly it's a myth perpetuated by tabloids and celebrities who don't know when to stop! The practitioners who offer fillers on Glowday only administer natural and subtle results. A little bit of filler placed in your cheeks or temples will elevate your face from drab and dropping to fresh and fit!
Best For... Seeing In The Summer
Morpheus8 - from £675 for one session.
Getting on to the big (device-based) guns now. Morpheus8 is one alternative to a surgical face lift, with patients saying it's helped them to look 10 years younger! This treatment has been dubbed 'microneedling on steroids' and uses a handheld zapper that combines two anti-ageing treatments; microneedling and radiofrequency. Both Judy Murray and Amanda Holden are converts. Amanda, who first had it in November 2020 told her IG fans: “The results have been absolutely amazing. I’ve noticed a real plumpness to my skin and it’s much tighter. I’m more than happy to shout from the rooftops about how brilliant this new treatment is! It’s been the best hour investment for looking at least five years younger.”
It's likely one session of Morpheus8 won't cut it, you'll need two, probably three sessions to see a real result (and it's not cheap) and combine it with an amazing medical grade skincare routine.. but come mid-summer, you'll look like a whole new person (in a good way)
We don't think there's an aesthetics treatment Amanda hasn't tried, but she's a big fan of Morpheus8!
Best For... Just Getting Rid Of The Wrinkles!
Botox, from £150 for one area.
Botox needs no introduction, surely? The number one aesthetics treatment in the UK, you can't beat Botox for ensuring those lines and wrinkles are banished. Botox does take a few weeks to settle in, and you may need a little top-up following your review, so now's an excellent time to book in to get you peak Spring ready. You do know you don't have to look completely frozen either don't you? Baby Botox uses smaller amounts to soften those lines and creases, while ensuring you keep some expression - if you want it, that is - lots of people love the frozen look. You should always have a consultation before embarking on Botox for the first time, so make sure you book in with a medically-qualified professional right here on Glowday.
There's just a few ideas to give you some Spring va-va-voom. But there are many many many more treatments you can try. Check out our blog for some ideas or have a peek at the treatment menus on the profiles of some of the brilliant practitioner who are near you.
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