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:
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.”
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.
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”.
TATLER – BEAUTY & COSMETIC SURGERY GUIDE 2020
In her review piece, Francesca White rates our Jet Set Pro Peel with Dr Holly Cole-Hawkins as the “Best For….Plumped Up Skin”. Francesca found that “skin feels pillowy and plump” and most noticeable is the skin “beneath the eyes and across the brow, which is profoundly less papery”. Francesca also reported that this no-downtime peel is “excellent” in how it helps to fade stretchmarks and soften pitted acne scars.
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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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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