My top 5 treatments that give you the best bang for your buck16/04/20
We are all money savvy, we have to be these days. Costs are going up but the majority of our wages are slower to rise, especially if, like me, you work in the public services sector. Would you like to know what aesthetic treatments will give you the best result for your cash. I have compiled a list of top 5 aesthetic treatments that I think gives you the best bang for your buck. These in reverse order are:
5. Plasma machine treatments.
This little machine sublimates the skin with an electrical current. When used it is a really cost effective and reliable way to get of age spots (seborrhoeic warts) and skin tags that some find unsightly and irritating. Removing these minor lesions can really boost your confidence. If you feel you have hooding of the eyes, you can achieve a ‘non-surgical blepharoplasty’ with a few sessions of this treatment. Have a look at my treatments page for more information on this treatment and see some examples of the results achieved.
4. Fat dissolving injections under the chin.
This treatment can give fabulous results in the right person. Sometimes people get this really stubborn area of fullness under the chin that just wont budge despite diet, exercise and weight loss. The reason it appears are multifold. Do you hate it? Well there's great news, it can be dissolved with an injectable treatment called Aqualyx. There’s nothing more fresh looking than a defined jawline and it’s surprisingly affordable. Have a closer look at this treatment on my treatment page Aqualyx.
These are the most cost effective way of giving you a smoother fresher complexion without any needles! These peels are clever at disrupting the bonds that keep old skin cells (that almost resemble dried leaves) when they should have shed off weeks ago. These old cells at the surface of your skin give the appearance of dry, crinkled and dull skin. After just one peel you can then see the younger, plumper skin cells that allow the light to bounce off your face. There is scientific proof they also reduce pigment and boost your skin’s building blocks (collagen and elastin). Cleopatra bathed in lactic acid, which is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy-acid in milk. Was her radiance the reason why Caesar and Mark Anthony fell in love with her?? Maybe. Get yourself a peel and a synergistic skin care pack, you wont regret it. Find out more on my Medical Peels and Skin Care pages.
2. Dermal fillers.
Yes I know they get a bad press! This is sad. It's because there are so many people out there without any validated qualifications who can inject your face legally, if you've given them permission to do so. It is legal in the UK for anyone can pick up a syringe of filler and plunge this gel into your face. Yes really. Unfortunately creases often appear over critical facial arteries and if these arteries are blocked, it can have disastrous medical consequences. It also seems there are plenty of people out there, giving people very odd and unnatural looking results like big lips and big cheeks. If this is what you are after, then I'm not the right Aesthetic Doctor for you.
When these dermal filler treatments are done by expert, medical and artistic hands, it can be so very life enriching. These treatments can restore facial symmetry and replace lost hydration and volume that ageing has depleted. These treatments can result in minimal, if any, down-time, are safer than surgery and are at a fraction of the cost. It really is amazing what can be achieved and are the reason why surgical face-lifts are a thing of the past. Have a look at my Gallery for some before and after photos.
1: Botox! Also known as Azzalure, Dysport, Bocouture, Xeomin, Toxin and Botulinum Toxin Type A.
This is such a great treatment and should be no surprise that it tops my list. This treatment is only available after a consultation with a medical prescriber as it may not be right for you. Yes, there is a skill to it; working out who is suitable, exactly where to inject, what dose is needed so it doesn’t look fake and how to avoid the heavy eyebrow or surprised spock look! However, once the assessment is done, it takes very little time to do the injecting. It takes 2-3 weeks for the full effect and it can give such a fabulous natural rejuvenation. I get so excited when I see my patient’s faces and wide grins when I review their treatment results 2 weeks later! This is why I think this takes the prize of 'best bang for your buck'!