Lockdown made you re-assess your reflection?
Yes – that’s you and everyone else in the UK. Stuck indoors, we’ve relied on technology to keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. And as ‘video calls’ have grown in popularity, lots of people have become increasingly self-conscious about the mini image of themselves on screen.
Thankfully, at Aesthetics of Essex, we’re now open for nurse-led treatments. And, although we still don’t have a date for when other beauty treatments can re-start, we can offer both face-to-face and video consultations. So, if you’ve scrutinised your face during the pandemic – and wish to address your beauty bugbears – why not get in touch and book yourself in for an appointment? Here we take a look at some of the main beauty issues you may have spotted.
Face masks are now mandatory in lots of public places. Which means – from a beauty point of view – attention is being drawn to the eyes, and many people will want to address their dark circles.
Also known as eye bags, these occur due to a loss of volume in the tear trough (i.e. under the eye). It’s quite a difficult area to target with non-invasive beauty treatments. Therefore, we typically recommend eye creams, such as the ZO Medical Hydrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Cream or ZO Medical Intense Eye Cream – both of which are currently available to buy at our clinic.
As we get older, the skin on our face automatically starts to look a little duller and drier. It’s part of the normal ageing process (unfortunately!). But it can also be affected by poor diet and alcohol consumption and, for lots of people, lockdown will have significantly worsened the problem.
For this particular beauty issue, we recommend Dermapen. This innovative microneedling treatment encourages the body’s natural ability to repair itself and leaves the skin looking bright and refreshed.
Sucker for the sunshine? Whether it’s a lifelong habit – or you’ve been soaking up the rays on furlough – sun exposure can send melanin production into overdrive. For some people, this can lead to a localised build-up of darker cells and you may have noticed dark age spots on the skin.
This is known as ‘hyperpigmentation’ and several beauty treatments are available to help. For example, chemical peels (e.g. ZO Brightalive, ZO Retinol Skin Brightener), CryoPenTM and LED Therapy can all be used to tackle the issue – rejuvenating the skin and evening out the skin tone.
Commonly known as ‘elevens’, furrow lines are those which pop up between the eyebrows or on the forehead. Again, they’re an inevitable part of the ageing process. But for some people, they’re much more prominent than others – giving their ‘resting’ face a seemingly stern and harsh appearance.
Dermal fillers are an easy way to tackle these lines. Injected into the target area, they help to relax the angry ‘eleven’ shape and the effects will last for several months. Alternatively, anti-wrinkle injections (i.e. Botox), Dermapen and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) will all work just as well.
Most of us have spent the last few months at home, hunched over some form of technology. And for many, this will have led to ‘tech neck’ – particularly if they’ve also put on a few lockdown pounds. Over time, the skin around the neck becomes loose and crepey, often leading to a double chin.
In most cases, the best way to address this beauty issue is by using LIPOMED Body Contouring. This is a ground-breaking treatment that can successfully break down fat cells and tighten the skin. Dermal fillers may also be beneficial, helping to elongate the jawline and make the chin look smaller.
Book your post-lockdown beauty treat today
Ready to get rid of your lockdown beauty issues? We’re here to help.
We offer a wide range of beauty treatments in Essex – including those outlined above and many more. All of which are designed to restore a glowing, youthful look and boost your confidence as we head into the ‘new normal’. To book a free consultation with a member of our team, either give us a call on 01708 225555 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.