Ooh you look well
our 10 Top-To-Toe solutions to lift up cheeks, chins, bottoms, bodies and spirits! now that really is beauty wellbeing, says beauty director Jo GB
our 10 top-to-toe solutions to lift up cheeks, chins, bottoms, bodies and spirits!
Amazing the difference you can see and feel in just an hour or so! i can put my hand on my heart and say these treatments really are worth your cash and time, so you won’t be disappointed. Book in now for a pre-festive fixative.
1 Two inches or more
CoolSculpting CoolMini, from
£800 per area, coolsculpting.co.uk, works on small sections of stubborn fat, such as the chin, knees and axillary puffs (the bits around the bra on your back), and the skin on arms
(it hurts a bit here!) to minimise and reshape your body in hard-to-hit places. the Hoover-like nozzle sucks up the skin and fat and freezes it, destroying localised fat cells en route. Lie back, listen to music
– one treatment can see up to a 40% reduction in volume three months later, provided you don’t pig out!
2No pain, no gain?
OK, possibly the most uncomfortable, Ultherapy, from £3,500 at CSC, 01753 646660, tightens the kind of saggy skin you see with weight loss. the joy is that there’s no downtime (A-listers often go on the red carpet right after), and it looks totally natural. targeting face, neck, bust and body, ultrasound micro-waves penetrate to the same depth as a facelift, but without breaking the skin, triggering the body’s natural tissue repair and production of collagen and elastin for plumper, tighter, younger-looking skin.
3 De-age your hands
“Hands are the second indicator of age after the face,” cites Dr Nick Lowe of the Cranley Clinic. “You often find that slim and trim women look healthy but have bony hands, which show their age.” He favours using a filler such as Ellansé (starts from £500) via a cannula under the skin to increase volume. “You rarely see lumps and the quality of the skin appears to improve afterwards too.” Results usually last around two years.
4 A stitch in time
Yes, it’s temporary, but by heavens you’ll want to go back! the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, from around £1,700 with Dr Leah Totton, is a “new-style, scalpel-free facelift” that’s fast becoming the No. 1 treatment choice among practitioners and patients alike. Soluble threads inserted under the skin from jaw to ear help lift the lower face, removing jowls super fast with minimal downtime. Say goodbye to sagging jawlines and heavy brows, this treatment gives a more youthful, firmer-looking face.
5 right place, right time?
Fillers are seeing a resurgence. the art of placing injectables on the bone (say the upper cheekbone) creates an invisible lift even your husband wouldn’t spot! it’s often the aesthetics of the physician that determines the beauty of the final look – loved by myself and Karren Brady is Dr Tapan Patel at PHI Clinic, Harley Street, London.
6 Skin vs soul
Funnily enough, you almost don’t give a damn about how you look after an hour of The Light Technique with Katie Light, £100, thelighttechnique.co.uk. Isn’t that the ultimate in treatment value time? Bespoke to your mind and body, part counselling, part Reiki, part massage, I’ve never emerged from a room feeling so “light”, positive and invigorated.
7 Super fast glow
what’s a facial these days without a laser thrown in? a lacial! Nuriss Lunch Time Laser Lift, from £350, 0845 271 3716, the “wonderwoman” of laser facials, is a hugely popular non-ablative (doesn’t burn the skin) rejuvenating Harmony XL Pro laser treatment at this modern clinic in wimple Street, London. it’s a multifunctional skin rejuvenation treatment designed to tone, tighten and stimulate collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness and superficial and deep pigmentation, and shrink pores – yes please! Virtually pain-free and with little to no recovery time, you look great straight away. then, four sessions one week apart and three months later, whoa – ageless!
8 prick me, please!
medical needling, often referred to as mesotherapy or derma-rolling, involves rolling microscopic needles over your skin to stimulate collagen and the regeneration of healthy cells at a deeper dermal level, while adding an active treatment serum. Dermastamp, from £350 at Nuriss, takes around 40-60 minutes and is a bit ouchy in places. You’ll also look blotchy for the next two days – try IT Cosmetics Full Coverage SPF50+ CC+ Cream, £30, a cover up that works wonders. the skin then peels in places, but you’ll see a difference by the weekend.
9 easy to swallow
Tribitor, £25 for 30 sachets, is a new food supplement for those who are pre-diabetic, overweight and/or inactive that helps to lower the calorific value of high-Gi carbs. Potentially de-ageing too, as it can reduce glycation (caused by sugar consumption) of the skin. 10 Mind blowing!
Forget everything... it’s definitely possible during this crazy yet beautiful 90-minute ESPA Mindful Massage, around £190. the most considered, restful, leave-no-stoneunturned therapeutic body massage treatment – your body will thank you for it, your mind won’t care. w&h