High Tech Beauty: Five Treatments Worth Every Penny
BY FIONA FOWLEY, DIRECTOR
Whether your aim is to look 10 years younger or wave goodbye to cellulite for good, investing time and hard earned cash in the right places can make a world of difference. Here are my top five picks of the best-advanced treatments for long term results.
1. Say Goodbye to Stubborn Cellulite
BTL Unison is a non-invasive treatment which literally ‘shocks’ away dreaded orange peel using radio frequency and an acoustic wave technology (shock waves). It’s a bit of a wonder worker that tackles the five causes of cellulite (damaged collagen and elastin fibres, shortening of connective tissues, enlarged fat cell chambers, poor blood supply and lymph flow, and the accumulation of metabolic waste). And the results are good. Really, really good! It can reduce the dimpling effect across thighs, buttocks, stomach and arms in just four treatments.
2. Say Hello to Younger Looking Skin
For a powerful non-surgical facelift, the Elixis Facial Skin Tightening is amazing. It delivers focused powerful radio frequency into the deeper layers of the skin to help the production of new collagen and tighten the skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance – and all without any downtime. It’s particularly great for sagging, tired looking skin around the eyes, neck, jowls, jaw and chin. I’d recommend 4-6 sessions for best results. Prices start at £150 per session for one area.
3. Skin Rejuvenation at its Best
Rejuvapen is the latest micro needling treatment and it’s making big waves in the beauty world. Why? It works! The pen-like device contains 11 super-fine needles that penetrate the surface of the skin to stimulate cell regeneration and it helps restore, revitalise and rejuvenate skin. It’s also really good for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. I’d recommended a course of three to six sessions depending on the skin condition.
4. The Ultimate in Skin Resurfacing
For a gentle form of fractional laser to even out skin tone, reduce pore size and give a radiant, youthful glow you can’t go wrong with Clear + Brilliant. A one-off treatment gives skin a rejuvenated look, but 6 treatments give more durable results. It’s ideal for anyone that’s not quite ready to go along the surgical or invasive route.
5. A medical approach to pigmentation, wrinkles and sagging
If you’re seriously concerned about wrinkles or sagging skin, ULTRAcel is a very good option. It’s a unique device that incorporates three totally different technologies into one system – radio frequency, micro needling and ultrasound. Its aim is to stimulate the growth of new healthy collagen for prolonged and more intensive tightening and due to its high power intensity, the procedure’s carried out by a specialised cosmetic doctor from the award-winning Dr Rita Rakus clinic in Knightsbridge who visit Zen Lifestyle once a month. It’s a specialised and intensive medical treatment so comes with a higher price tag (prices start from £1000), but it’s worth the investment!
Now admittedly there’s a lot to choose from and this is where our Zen experts come in handy as they offer free consultations to help work out what’s best for your needs. For consultations or more information on any of the treatments call us on 0131 477 3535 (Bruntsfield) or 0131 225 7009 (Hanover St).
Fiona Fowley - Founder and Director of Zen Lifestyle
Fiona Fowley is the beauty expert and entrepreneur behind the Zen Lifestyle salons. Originally a beauty therapist, Fiona realised there was a gap in the market to create a unique kind of customer experience in the UK beauty and spa industry. She created Zen Lifestyle to provide discerning clients with an exceptionally high standard of therapies in luxurious, beautifully designed surroundings. she has led the business to 18 national beauty awards, as well as being voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times.