New Year Skin Overhaul

This is the time of year that everyone is making New Years resolutions. Whether yours is to shed a few pounds or achieve radiant skin Eliza Facialist has the tools and experience to aid in your resolution fulfilment. Eliza has over 20 years of experience and offers a range of treatments advising clients on a bespoke treatment plan to target their specific needs.

The winter months can be harsh on the skin therefore we find ourselves wanting to put more nourishment and moisture back in to the skin. In order for your skin to reap the full benefits of your treatments it is essential that you adopt a good skincare routine. Eliza assesses your skin and works with you to unveil the best treatment and skincare.

HydraFacial

A treatment that has received copious amounts of press over its lifetime is the HydraFacial. It is well known in the beauty industry for its rejuvenating effects without surgical interference.

The HydraFacial uses specifically designed application tips, which gently exfoliate the skin using a derma planning motion. The spiral tips allow the unique skin serums selected to suit your skin type to remain longer on the skin whilst the spiral edges are designed to push the serums deeper into the skin – producing a plumped up effect!

At Eliza Facialist we use ZO® Skin Health Serums to ensure that the skincare you are using everyday is integrated into a 360-treatment program specifically designed to target your skin needs.

The HydraFacial™ provides gentle cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. Many people notice the difference immediately, making this one of the most popular facials.

–Victoria Moorhouse, Instyle Magazine in the article, “This Revolutionary Facial Totally Saved My Skin This Winter”.

The HydraFacial treatment is clinically proven to improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Congested and enlarged pores
  • Oily or acne-prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation and brown spots.

ZO® Skin Health

Eliza believes that skin is an organ that must be nourished and tended to daily. At-home care is just as important as in-salon care. The hydra-facials are great but for maximum results you should combine this with high-performance products in between session to stimulate new cell growth.

At Eliza Facialist you will experience products from ZO® Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD throughout your treatment. The skincare range is specifically designed for effective continued care in the comfort of your own home. ZO® Skin Health utilise cutting-edge science for a results-oriented medical skincare program. The products use potent ingredients, concentrated formulas, and aggressive delivery systems compared to other non-prescription skincare programs. It’s for those who are serious about skincare and expect more than feel-good, smell-nice lotions — they want results.

Throughout your appointment, Eliza assess your skin and recommends a personalised program of ZO® Skin Health for maximum, long-term results.

For a limited time only Eliza Facialist is offering a free skin consultation with the HydraFacial treatment. The cost of your HydraFacial is redeemable against the cost of your ZO® Skin Health program. Please ask for more information throughout your appointment. 

Are high-tech facials a genuine alternative to going under the knife?

At one stage the only alternative to growing old as nature intended was to have a facelift. Nowadays I am happy to say there are a whole range of non-invasive, non-surgical options to choose from instead, most of which have little or no recovery time too! Some may question if the latest hi-tech facials are a genuine alternative to going under the knife and here I’m going to explain why they really are a viable choice.

With over 20 years’ experience as a skin care expert and facialist I have seen huge advances in technology which have allowed the development of clever techniques to slow down the effects of ageing and restore a youthful, fresh and plump appearance to the skin. Increasingly I believe that these latest developments and new hi-tech facials can offer what both men and women are looking for – genuine alternatives to invasive surgery that can have extensive recovery times.

Instead of surgery and injections to achieve a youthful look, here are three of the very latest and most effective facials to consider:

V Shape Accent Ultra Facial
If you want a firmer more contoured look for your face and neck, this could be the option for you. This facial combines ultrasound and radio frequency technologies to ‘V Shape’ the face, designed to get rid of excess fat around the jawline and tighten facial skin. It is a pain-free, non-invasive and safe treatment for facial contouring, defining the jawline, firming a saggy neck, reducing a double chin and breaking down fatty deposits.

The ultrasound targets and disrupts fat cells but does not affect the surrounding tissue, while the radio frequency is used to heat damage collagen, triggering a natural repair response which results in thicker, firmer collagen and a tighter appearance for the skin. However, this is not a one-off treatment, to see the best results I do recommend a course of six to eight to achieve long-lasting results.

As for the results? I am seeing brilliant outcomes for clients – around the jawline and neck, as well as nose to mouth lines and also round the eyes. Aside from these great results, the added bonus of this treatment is that you can even have V Shape during your lunch break and go back to your normal routine with a new improved look.

Photo Facial or IPL Treatment
If your concern is with uneven skin tone, pigmentation, redness, age spots, broken veins and capillaries then this could be the answer to correcting them.

IPL Treatment or Photo Facial is a non-invasive and truly anti-ageing treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light and thermal energy to promote collagen production, improve the appearance of aged and sun-damaged skin and restore its youthful look through dramatic visible rejuvenation. A series of treatments will result in dramatic improvement of sun and age spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, rosacea, red acne scars, facial redness and fine lines and wrinkles.

This anti-ageing treatment will deliver an even skin tone, and a plumped-up and tight complexion. You will enjoy skin that looks like a blank canvas so you should not need to wear concealer and foundation to cover skin imperfections.

This treatment has limited downtime – some redness may occur immediately afterwards, like a mild sunburn, but this should go within a few hours at the most.

The Laser Face-Lift
If you are looking to plump your skin and do away with fine lines this could be the ideal treatment.

This treatment offers double benefits: the unique thermal and mainly acoustic fractional laser provides impressive, fast and painless results with little to no downtime, while acoustic remodelling of collagen is effective in the treatment of loose skin, skin rejuvenation, open pores, wrinkles and scars. I have also seen impressive results when treating melasma, the hormonal pigmentation some women suffer with.

Growing old is inevitable and for those who would like to do so without the major investment in surgery and the time to recover, these high-tech facials are a great option. They deliver a gradual long term improvement with minimum down time giving you a more fresh and youthful look with more definition.

As someone nervous about surgery, I welcome these alternatives. I’m not expecting to look ten years younger as I accept that I’m growing older, I just want to grow old looking my best with an even tone and glowing skin.