We’ve a lot to make up for this party season, since we lost out on so much last Christmas. Many of us were forced to cancel parties and gatherings, so our plans are all the more precious this year. Right now, we’re all crossing our fingers that everything will still go ahead, so we’re optimistically planning how to look our best for the festive season. Timing is key when it comes to your skin treatments. You’ll want to make the most of each treatment by timing your booking so the effects are maximised when you want to look your absolute best, whilst also bearing in mind how long those effects last.
You’ll likely be busy with gift shopping, finishing up projects before the holiday, and attending festive celebrations, so scheduling multiple treatments may feel tricky. However, we’ve outline a countdown for you so that all you need do is make your bookings and enjoy some time just for you.
At Waterhouse Young we understand that the best foundation for glowing skin is good skincare, and that using the right skincare products is key to this. Finding the most effective skincare routine should therefore be your first priority, as well as an ongoing regime. Our highly skilled, award-winning team of experts select the best-performing products on the market to optimise your skin’s health and promote rejuvenation whilst protecting it and preventing future damage.
The skincare products we offer are cosmeceutical–grade, professional skincare; simply put, a cross between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical product. Ideally we will assess your skin in person (although an online consultation can be arranged) to establish which products will most effectively treat any particular concerns you may have and deliver the results you’re aiming for.
Because these products are highly researched and clinically tested, and contain biologically-active compounds proven to have a pharmaceutical effect on the skin, you can expect to see a significant improvement in your skin, far superior to that achieved with high street brands. Our skincare products are available as standalone treatments or as part of a wider treatment plan, and if you keep up with your skincare routine this will work alongside your treatments to ensure you skin stays healthy and looks great.
One of the many benefits of dermal fillers is that you will see the results immediately after your treatment, and there is minimal downtime. You can also expect the effects to last six to nine months, so if your skin needs a boost in time for those seasonal parties that will also last well into the New Year, dermal fillers are an excellent choice.
In the hands of our skilled aesthetic doctors, dermal fillers significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can also be used to add definition to the cheeks, nose, lips and jawline. Although you should allow time for any swelling to subside to see the full outcome, our hyaluronic acid fillers are placed expertly to give you a beautiful, natural result; a more youthful version of yourself. As dermal fillers are gradually broken down and absorbed by the body, most people return for another treatment before the visible results have gone.
Similar to dermal fillers, Profhilo is made from pure hyaluronic acid, increasing collagen and elastin production to bring a youthful glow. Profhilo stimulates and improves skin quality and texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles to create a remodelling effect. However unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo is instead used to restore hydration to the skin rather than to change the facial structure. This means Profhilo is the perfect treatment at this time of year as we need all the hydration we can get. The most common areas to treat are the face, neck and hands. You’ll see the effects within a few days, with very minimal downtime. We always advise that there may be a bump at the injection sites for up to 24 hours as this is the time is takes for the product to be absorbed. We recommend two treatments 2 to 4 weeks apart for best results.
Two weeks to Christmas
You may have heard Botox anti-wrinkle treatments referred to as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure, since (depending on the size of the treatment area) the procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Of course, we’ll never rush your treatment, but this, as well as the minimal downtime, makes Botox an ideal procedure to have two weeks before Christmas. Anti-wrinkle treatments using Botox notably reduce or even completely remove the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles, and can be used to treat typical problem areas such as forehead & frown lines and crow’s feet.
It can also be used in the hands of skilled injectors to treat problems such as teeth grinding or excessive sweating. As with all of our injectable treatments, we take a ‘less is more’ approach to achieve natural, balanced results, meaning Botox is a great treatment to opt for in the run up to Christmas whilst you don’t want to be restricted by any downtime.
One week to Christamas
For instant results the day before a party, or in the last week before Christmas, HydraFacial and Intraceuticals Infusion are fantastic treatments to choose for a ‘red carpet’ effect.
The HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dull, congested, enlarged pores and oily and acne-prone skin. Combining cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection, you can also look forward to a general rejuvenation of dull skin. Since HydraFacial is a mechanical treatment, it is fast and efficient, typically taking only 45-60 minutes, with no aftercare required. Any redness will go within 5 to 10 minutes, so if you need to head out and apply make-up immediately you can. Although, after such an effective and nourishing treatment, we’re confident you’ll want to show off your fresh glow and radiance without any make-up.
Intraceuticals Infusion is a gentle and relaxing treatment that will instantly rejuvenate, hydrate and replenish your skin, using hyperbaric pressurised oxygen to infuse the skin with hyaluronic acid and antioxidant serums. Treatment is finished with Intraceuticals hydrating gels and binding creams to seal in the moisture and prolong the results. A typical Intraceuticals Infusion takes around 45 minutes, giving you instantly firmer, beautifully hydrated skin.
No matter which treatment or treatments you choose, ensure you continue the advised routine of skincare products throughout the festive period, to retain and make the most of your glow. We know life can be demanding which is why we work around your schedule, and always book out plenty of time for your treatments and consultations, so that you have the space and opportunity to ask any questions, and so that you can enjoy a relaxing treatment.
There’s still time to take advantage of our festive package, which offers a combination of Ogabi Radiance peels and Profhilo, to give you that seasonal glow and sparkle.