Ever keen to try out new beauty procedures for all of you brides-to-be out there, I was recently invited back to the lovely beauty-haven that is the Dr Haus Dermatology clinic on Harley Street in London to try out their “non-surgical facelift” procedure Ultherapy.
So what is that and how does it work?
Well, without getting to technical on you, the procedure uses ultrasound energy to deliver heat deep into the skin, the purpose of which is to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin. This has the effect of a gradual lifting effect.
The treatment is applied close to where a surgeon would perform an actual facelift but there’s no surgery. An Ultherapy device is placed against the skin and the energy is delivered to specific areas.
How long does the procedure take?
Somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.
Does it hurt?
They gave me some standard painkillers and there was a bit of a tingling sensation when the heat was being applied but nothing to lose any sleep over. They look after you very well!
How long does it take to start seeing the effects?
Gradually over a few months. As with the CoolSculpting procedure I had done on my arms (see my previous blog posts), the clinic took some “before” photos and I’ll be back in a few months for the “after” shots. I’ll then post them in my blog and report back to you with the results.
Is this a proven/popular treatment?
Over a million people have had this done worldwide, so I think that counts as a yes!
As always the service at the Dr Haus Dermatology clinic was five-star-hotel-like, from the moment you walk in the door. They even provided me with some skincare goodies which, as you would expect, are fabulous.
If you’re interested in trying this procedure or keen to check out the others on offer at the clinic then you’re in luck, as they have kindly put together some packages especially tailored for our brides-to-be that some of you have already booked up! Please see below.
Just give the clinic a call on 0207 935 6358 or email them at email@example.com, quote the code included beside the treatments that you’re interested in, book yourself in for a complimentary assessment and look forward to looking fabulous!
Kristina Gasperas Bridal Packages
A blushing bride with a healthy, hydrated glow starts her preparations 4 to 6 months in advance. A complimentary assessment is included in all packages.
The Satin Package (KGSatin01)
(Face – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial treatments)
The HydraFacial is an anti-ageing, deep-cleansing, exfoliating treatment with an antioxidant boost to nourish the skin and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can be tailored to treat problematic skin with acne, pigmentation or uneven skin tone. Treatments can be carried out every 2 to 4 weeks and a course of 6 will mean glowing and hydrated skin in time for the big day.
The Lace Package (KGLace02)
(Face and body – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial and 6 VelaShape treatments)
Dr Haus Dermatology have been using VelaShape for nearly 10 years to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the skin’s elasticity. In readiness for your honeymoon one VelaShape treatment per week for a minimum of 6 weeks can help:
- Lift and tighten the buttocks;
- Smooth and contour the thighs;
- Tighten loose skin and improve the appearance of arms; and
- Tighten and reduce fat on the tummy and abdominal area.
The Silk Package (KGSilk03)
(Ultimate face and body – a course of 6 bespoke HydraFacial treatments, an Ultherapy procedure and 6 EmSculpt treatments)
EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to sculpt the body and build muscle – great for buttocks and the abdominal area.
Ultherapy uses focused ultra-sound to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating collagen growth. A non-invasive procedure with no downtime, you’ll see results immediately post-treatment and these will improve over the course of 12 to 16 weeks. Great for:
- Tightening skin that is starting to lose laxity and sag;
- Opening up the eye-area and smoothing out lines and wrinkles;
- Achieving brow lift; and
- Tightening jowls as well as improving lower-face loss of volume.
Kristina Gasperas Bridal Packages – Rejuvenating Add-Ons
A skin-boosting hyaluronic dermal filler treatment that nourishes the skin from the inside out. Works as a very subtle volumizer – smoothing out lines and wrinkles but most importantly hydrating the skin giving a healthy, lasting glow.
For skin needing deeper rejuvenation or for smoothing out some superficial scarring microneedling is a great add-on to the HydraFacial. A course of treatment may be needed for optimal results.
Freeze away fat! Great for areas of stubborn fat on the tummy, thighs, arms, chin and flanks. The perfect precursor to VelaShape or EmSculpt.
The use of Botox injections to reduce/stop excessive sweating.