We’ve featured regularly in the media since we launched in 2012 and are always delighted to receive such lovely coverage. You may have read about Waterhouse Young online or in the press, in media such as Vogue, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Grazia to The Times and Daily Mail. Here are a selection of recent features:
Layering Mutiple Skincare Products: . Dr Parisha Acharya, aesthetic doctor at Waterhouse Young Clinic, agrees, particularly when it comes to mixing and layering buzzy skincare products. Two common ingredients include exfoliating acids (like glycolic, lactic and salicylic) and retinol — the latter of which has an enormous 1.3 billion views on TikTok. “Things like exfoliating acids and retinol are great but do not suit every skin type,” says Dr Acharya — nor do they work when directly layered. “In fact, using these all together can wreak absolute havoc on your skin’s barrier, resulting in sensitivity, redness, dryness, peeling and irritation.” The key to achieving healthy skin is to go slow. “Use the ingredients on different days,” says Dr Acharya, “and give your skin a break from time to time so that it is not constantly bombarded with strong, active ingredients.
Hip & Healthy
Masters in non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments, the Waterhouse Young Clinic are renowned for delivering high-effective results. HydraPresso combines two of their signature in-clinic treatments; Pressotherapy and HydraFacial. The dual-action treatment simultaneously works the facial and the body to detox, drain and debloat in just one hour. To kick off the treatment you’ll get into a mechanical massage suit that gives a relaxing full-body lymphatic drainage to boosts circulation and removes toxins to reduce cellulite, whilst your expert therapist works on your face! The HydraFacial element is what gives this treatment the wow factor as you’ll notice a drastic improvement in your skin instantly. Utilising the advanced patented technology of the HydraFacial machine, the treatment involves a deep cleanse, extraction of debris from the pore (so satisfying), and intense hydration using potent serums that are supercharged into the skin. To finish, red and infrared LED light is used to reduce redness and further stimulate collagen. Ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation and oily and acne-prone skin, this rejuvenating and resurfacing treatment instantly lifts dull skin and improves general skin health for all.
Collagen Face Creams: Collagen is responsible for keeping skin plump and supple but over time our natural collagen levels decrease. This can be exacerbated by spending too long in the sun (thanks to damaging UV) and smoking, for example. In our bid for ever-youthful skin, topical collagen creams and serums are increasingly popular – but they might just be a fad. “Topical collagen is contentious,” explains Dr Parisha Acharya, aesthetic doctor at Waterhouse Young. “Skincare containing collagen may help hydrate and moisturise the surface but will not impact depleting collagen levels deeper inside the skin.” Dr Mahto agrees and, like Dr Acharya, explains that this is because collagen molecules are much too large to enter the skin. Dr Acharya adds: “We all know that collagen plays an important role. It is a scaffolding protein that helps support our skin alongside elastin and other key components such as hyaluronic acid. Skincare ingredients such as vitamin C and retinol can have much more of a beneficial effect for our skin as they act to stimulate collagen production in the powerhouse dermis (the inner layer) of the skin.
This lymph-loving “power hour” combines a HydraFacial to decongest, exfoliate and plump facial tissues, and a pressotherapy session to drain the body of stagnant lymph and stress. You don a sort of helmet-less space suit called a Body Ballancer, inside which inflating air chambers move fluids and oxygen towards lymph nodes, relieving swelling, bloating and fatigue. Meanwhile, the face is treated with a device boasting a “vortex” tip that blasts skin with jets of active serum and applies gentle suction to “hoover out” impurities and perform lymph drainage. Elsewhere in the UK you can book these treatments separately.
Most commonly labelled ‘parfum’ on ingredients lists, Dr Parisha Acharya, aesthetic doctor at Waterhouse Young, explains: “Fragrance is an umbrella term for a cocktail of ingredients used by the cosmetics industry to scent products and they may be natural or synthetic.” The confusion begins with the language used on packaging. “The cosmetic industry does not have to list every ingredient used in this cocktail and can rightfully just state perfume or fragrance,” explains Dr Acharya. If you’re not a cosmetic chemist, it can be difficult to work out exactly what these fragrances are, and many potentially bothersome culprits are often tucked away on labels.
So how does acupuncture work? Practitioner, Anna Miller, who is a registered nurse and managing director at the Waterhouse Young Clinic, London, breaks it down. “With any needle or insersion, we increase blood flow and the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the site. This trauma to the skin triggers a cascading healing effect. It stimulates collagen and elastin and that gives an overall improvement to the quality of the skin.”
The Vibe? This clinic is led by cosmetic surgeons, so it feels like a proper, upmarket medical centre. They offer aesthetic procedures like botox and fillers, but also incredible skin treatments. Just ask model fans like Cara Delevigne and Suki Waterhouse (admittingly her father is the owner, but still…)
Dr Parisha Acharya, an aesthetic doctor at the Waterhouse Young Clinic in London, tips the collagen-stimulating Morpheus8, which gave tennis coach Judy Murray her fresh look, to be a popular treatment this year. “It utilises thermal energy” she says. “The depth of the currently, delivered using tiny needles can be controlled, making it a safe option for dark skin that might otherwise suffer from pigmentation. The thermal energy helps stimulate a rejuvenating inflammatory process, which results in new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It can target sagging, crepiness and even help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Jennifer George investigates bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, given the increasing number of young women using BHRT to optimise their wellbeing, as part of their health and beauty regime. A ‘canny cohort’ of women have turned to BHRT in a bid to address various issues, including weight gain and skin problems, hence Jennifer’s interest in whether the therapy is an effective solution. Jennifer noticed her own waist increasing, despite her diet remaining the same, and was curious to understand what was causing this change. Jennifer talks to WY’s hormone specialist and aesthetic doctor, Dr Paris Acharya, and two other hormone experts to glean more about hormone imbalance and how best to manage it.
Tatler – Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2021
We’re always so grateful for the lovely media coverage we receive so were delighted to feature again in Tatler’s Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide – it’s a must-read of recommendations. Fashion Director, Sophie Pera, came to us “in dire need of a reset” to experience our holistic Wellness package. Lockdown had brought Sophie’s relentless schedule to a screeching halt and she was close to burnout – exhaustion taking over and her skin, digestion, sleep and mood playing havoc. In this “Restoration disaster” piece, Sophie tells how Dr Paris Acharya took charge, rejuvenating Sophie’s skin, bolstering immunity, kickstarting her metabolism, detoxifying her body and tackling fatigue and flagging energy levels. Conclusion? “As the world slowly reopens, and my old lifestyle glimmers on the horizon, I feel ready to take it on once more”.
For those who haven’t had a facial since lockdown, Francesca White breaks down “high-tech treatments [which] will set your skin straight”. Recommended as the “Best for…Feeling Rejuvenated”, our Post-Lockdown Power Package “freshens the face and fights fatigue in one fell swoop”, thanks to a combination of medical-grade microdermabrasion (to clear congestion and infuse skin with hydrating serums), a sprinkling of Botox (to soften lines) and strategic injections of Profhilo (the hyaluronic acid-based ‘skin booster’, to spur collagen production while smoothing and plumping). After a quick B12 jab, to restore energy and boost immunity, “you’ll leave feeling supercharged – inside and out”.
Jacqueline Kilikita breaks down the army of new ingredients making waves in skincare, from retinol, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to glycogen and pycnogenol. She talks about these promising trends to various skin experts, including WY’s Dr Paris about how electrolytes are used in skincare. Paris says that, while more research is required into electrolytes, they can be “easily incorporated into existing skincare regimes to give you that extra hydrating boost” and that “they work alongside other skin-saving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides (both found in the skin naturally) to maintain the skin barrier and water content in the skin”.
With clinics such as ours closed temporarily during lockdown, taking care of your skin at home became a necessity. Sameeha Shaikh, Beauty Assistant at The Telegraph, spoke to WY’s Dr Paris for her advice on using face masks properly and avoiding ‘overmasking’. Dr Paris advised caution when having pamper sessions at home, explaining that overuse of masks, for instance, “can result in significant harm by damaging your skin’s barrier function leading to sensitivity and making you more vulnerable to inflammation and irritation. You can also strip the skin of its protective oils and commensal bacteria which are essential for maintaining the healthy function of your skin.”
Leanne Bayley, Hello! Magazine’s Head of Lifestyle, included our Mother & Daughter package – two HydraFacial treatments with a complimentary HydraEyes treatment – as an “extra special treat” in her guide to Mother’s Day gift ideas, recommending it as, “A perfect way to rebalance and rejuvenate the skin.” Hello! also suggest our Mother & Daughter experience as one of their “8 things to do in London for Mother’s Day that will make her feel special”.
Rosie Green writes that she’s met models who mainline chocolate and neglect their faces but never have spots, in contrast to 40-somethings who drink two litres of water a day, eat virtuous food choices and maintain a three-step skincare routine, but still find their skin improbably dry. Given people often assume flare-ups, spots, dryness, pigmentation and redness must be their fault, Rosie debunks the myth, looking into a major contributing factor: hormones. WY’s Dr Holly Cole-Hawkins is one of the skin experts Rosie talks to and quotes in the article.
The Times – Luxx Magazine
Jennifer George believes there’s “nothing more chic” than a chiselled chin so shares her knowledge on how to get one, Given jowls – unlike other signs of ageing such as wrinkles and pigmentation – don’t respond as well as skincare and serums, Jennifer talks to doctors, including WY’s Dr Holly Cole-Hawkins about addressing a sagging jaw, using treatments such as injectables.
Sunday Times – Style
Given the essential-but-punishing hygiene regime hands have been through over the last year, Róisín Kelly wrote a piece for the Sunday Times Style magazine to gather recommendations for dry and prematurely-ageing hands. Issues on the increase include generalised dryness, itchy, inflamed, sensitive skin, irritant hand eczema and dermatitis, as a result of frequent hand washing (in hot water and using barrier-stripping surfactants) and using hand sanitiser (with high levels of alcohol to deactivate viruses). Roisin spoke to WY’s Dr Paris and other skincare professionals for their suggestions, from soap substitutes and hand cream to injectable treatments.
Country & townhouse – The New Escape & Wellbeing Special
Lucy Cleland, Editorial Director, writes at a time when we’re through the “ravages of Christmas and now we’re in bleak January and full lockdown”. In her piece, Lucy recommends that, as soon as IRL appointments are available again, “you hotfoot it down to the Waterhouse Young Clinic to let the clinicians work their wonders” – to tackle dull or dry skin, lines, lack of elasticity or rosacea. Lucy’s verdict: “They are real experts when it comes to making your skin look and feel its best, naturally” and whether or not you’re an advocate of injectables, “they’ll discuss your concerns kindly and professionally and come up with a really considered treatment plan just for you.”
ELLE’s Beauty team set about “sorting the game-changing facials from the ‘not really worth it’ ones”, rounding up the best facials which are worth investing in (asking questions you’d really like answered too). Their must-try list includes facials from Chanel, Harrods, the Ritz and the HydraFacial at Waterhouse Young – our clinic which is “led by cosmetic surgeons, so it feels like a proper, upmarket medical centre” with “aesthetic procedures like botox and fillers, but also incredible skin treatments. Just ask model fans like Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse”. ELLE summarise that, “The power of the machine…means the actives really get deep into the super-clean skin, so the results are near-needle like”.
Chronic pain sufferer, Rebecca Evans, summarises her experience of our Seqex electromagnetic mat which she and her partner describe as “the magical mat” by the end of her six sessions. With 43% of the UK suffering from chronic pain, and many more wishing to improve their sleep and general wellbeing, Rebecca tried the mat as it purports to recalibrate the body at a cellular level to normalise functions and achieve ideal health, reducing inflammation, improving circulation and alleviating chronic aches. Rebecca concluded that her swelling had gone and jaw pain, headaches and energy had improved, so much so that she purchased an at-home mat.
Founded by Amy Wilson Wyles, former beauty writer and editor for many luxury titles including Vogue, NET-A-PORTER and Harper’s Bazaar, Destino is a global group of beauty and grooming insiders who hunt down the best treatments, experts and places, harnessing their insights, knowledge and network in “the world’s finest (and first) beauty & grooming guide”. In their latest ‘The Top 5’ series – that is, the ultimate edit of “the hottest products, the latest looks, the greatest places” – Destino ask Waterhouse Young’s Dr Paris – a filler expert – for her Facts to Know About Filler. Dr Paris expands on five need-to-know’s, from filler material, usage, downtime, placement and dissolution.
TATLER – BEAUTY & COSMETIC SURGERY GUIDE 2020
Norman Waterhouse, our founder and former president of the BAAPS, features in Tatler’s “The Experts – Top Doctors” list as one of its best in the business: “the UK’s finest surgeons and cosmetic doctors to have on speed dial”. The “high-flying facelifter” talks about the revolution in facelifting and filler, that it’s now “just about tiny bits – after all, science shows we don’t lose volume, in the face as we age, it simply drops”. Tatler also mentions us, Norman Waterhouse’s non-surgical clinic, where his “daughter Suki is occasionally spotted slinking out of, post facial”.
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Given that collagen is the “building block of bouncy skin” which starts to deplete in our twenties, Anna Hunter researches various ways to enhance collagen production, from dietary tweaks, cutting-edge treatments, skincare to supplements that “actually work”. Anna talks to WY’s Dr Paris Acharya to understand the repercussions of diminishing collagen and the timeline for your own skin: Recommended products include some of our favourite brands – Heliocare & SkinCeuticals – and treatments such as dermal fillers, Profhilo and PRP needling.
Country & Town House
In Alice B-B’s monthly column on what she’s been up to that month – a visit to Iceland, for example – Alice shares that she discovered facials which incorporate body treatments. Alice reviewed a couple of treatments, including our fully-bespoke HydraFacial – “the glowy results are instant” – while lying on our Seqex electromagnetic bed to help calm her yoga / boxer’s elbow which she said “felt miraculously better” afterwards. Conclusion? “It’s time to double up and work on the whole shebang – not just the boat race”.
In Leah Hardy’s interview with aesthetic doctors such as WY’s Dr Parisha Acharya, they discuss a significant effect of humid weather conditions on your skin: more cavernous pores. “In warmer weather, skin around the pores may swell and dilate,” says Dr Paris. “We also produce more sebum from the pores which contributes to the larger appearance.” Dr Paris recommends high-tech HydraFacials to de-gunk pores, in some cases combining them with peels, radiofrequency and Botox for “spectacular, squeaky-clean tiny pores”.
The Times – LUXX AESTHETICS SPECIAL
In her article on the best non-surgical facial treatments, Jennifer George shares skin-boosting recommendations which lift, smooth, sculpt, restore bounce and improve fine lines and texture. Jennifer talks to various experts, including WY’s Dr Paris who explains why Redensity 1 is a favourite. An injectable skin hydrator, similar to Profhilo, it instantly boosts moisture levels and smooths out wrinkles over time. Unlike dermal fillers, it can be used in the forehead so is an alternative to Botox for anyone seeking to treat lines in this area. Paris highlights Redensity 1’s skin-improving properties – a preventative measure against future issues – and says, “It hydrates and strengthens skin without the risk of looking ‘done’.”
A committed fan of needling treatments, Cassie Powney hadn’t yet experienced cosmetic acupuncture. WY’s Anna explained that it is based on traditional acupuncture – stimulating organs to give the body a full reset, whilst increasing the skin’s microcirculation for a brighter, more lifted complexion. The treatment took place on WY’s Seqex electromagnetic bed – to help reduce inflammation, pain and oxidative stress – which Cassie found “extremely relaxing – a sensation that’s so subtle it’s almost impossible to explain”. Cassie was surprised by the “instant effects “ and that she “expected the healthy glow, sure, but there was also a noticeable tightening effect – my face looked instantly more contoured”.
Health & Beauty Editor, Francesca White, shares their “ultimate edit from the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2020 – meet the very best in the business”, including Norman Waterhouse, founder of our non-surgical clinic. With some thirty years as a consultant, “Waterhouse is still as sharp as a tack” and is a “high-flying facelifter…ensconced firmly back in Harley Street (following a sojourn in South Kensington)”. When Norman Waterhouse is not operating from his London clinics, he may be found performing live surgery in Lake Garda, or even heading up CCR (as “one of the founding fathers of the UK’s largest surgical and non-surgical conference).
After their long-awaited return, ES’s Chloe Street gets the “glow-down” on facials and other close-contact treatments from “London’s expert face fixers”, advising what to expect post-lockdown. Lengthy waiting lists – some totalling thousands – had built up and patients welcomed a safe return to treatments, with new protocols designed to keep them virus-free. Measures include enhanced cleaning, reduced waiting time, fewer drinks options, no magazine browsing and even kerb-side check-ins for some. We explained our stringent measures with full scrubs, washed daily at 60 degrees, and a focus on air quality. “As well as visors or eye goggles, we will also be wearing face masks which can hinder communication but I promise we’re smiling underneath,” says Anna Silsby, our MD.
Given the “countless buzzy skincare ingredients bursting onto the beauty scene” Jacqueline Kilikita turns the spotlight on to tranexamic acid as industry insiders are talking about it as one to watch. Tranexamic acid is purported to fade dark spots, minimise pigmentation from acne scars and help skin discolouration resulting from melasma – and, while some acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, can make skin quite sensitive, tranexamic acid works very well with other skin-brightening agents (e.g. vitamin C and retinol). Jacqueline Kilikita spoke to WY’s Dr Paris and two other trusted skin experts to learn what they know about tranexamic acid, including its main benefits and how to use it.
In Lottie Winter’s article, she notes that there are “thousands of destinations offering fillers and other non-surgical cosmetic treatments” so profiles a few of the “best places for fillers in London” which GLAMOUR can “vouch for with total confidence”. Lottie profiles some of London’s skin experts, including WY’s Dr Holly Cole-Hawkins who offers cutting-edge, safe dermal fillers as well as treatments like bespoke botox, chin-enhancements, DermaStamp and The Liquid Facelift. Lottie says Dr Holly is a “friendly and reassuring face” for those considering their first filler treatment.
Whether you’re holidaying in Club 55 or Nikki Beach, Francesca White reviews treatments to have you prepped for the sun. Before buying a high-cut swimsuit, Francesca suggests trying one of our Pressotherapy courses to smooth cellulite, thanks to its innovative lymphatic drainage technique. Francesca found the sensation to be odd yet “strangely soothing – some people claim to fall asleep it’s so relaxing” and that, when you leave, “legs feel lighter and water retention is visibly reduced”. After six sessions, you can expect to notice a “definite reduction” in dimpling.
Having spotted a fellow mum wearing Chanel fingerless gloves to hide a recent hand-rejuvenating treatment, as well as how many hand creams are being launched on to the market, Lucia Ferrari set about investigating tweakments for those self-conscious about their hands. For loss of volume and intense rehydration, WY’s Dr Holly Cole-Hawkins recommended Profhilo hyaluronic acid injections, “’Clients love the plumping, hydrating and radiance-boosting effects”.
Chloe Street recommends some of the best places in London for quality time alternatives to the trusty gift voucher for Mother’s Day: from a mother-daughter / son super-quick brightening facial at WY to an indulgent spa day. Chloe says, “the high-tech treatments at Waterhouse Young, a beautiful townhouse,…are hard to beat”. HydraFacial’s patented technology cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates skin with antioxidants and peptides, “reducing wrinkles and leaving skin super glowy”.
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