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How Fillers Can Tackle Wrinkles

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Dr Eugenia Bonelli
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Medically reviewed by Eugenia Bonelli. 

Most people think of dermal fillers for plumping and volumising effects in lips or cheeks, but these kinds of fillers are also highly effective at treating wrinkles.

If you are thinking about getting rid of your wrinkles, fillers are a non-invasive and non-permanent way to soften laughter lines, deep or fine forehead lines, or lines formed around the mouth and nose, giving you subtle, natural results.

If you’re interested in how dermal fillers treat wrinkles and lines and which of these they work best for, read on.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are made from a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that your skin produces to maintain plumpness and hydration. The process entails having small amounts of the gel injected just beneath your skin, targeting problem areas.

The great thing about fillers is that they can create quite a dramatic difference in your appearance without the need for surgery, or other more invasive procedures. After having fillers, your skin should look fresher, giving you a well-rested and rejuvenated look.

As the filler is injected, it’s important to have the treatment performed in a clinical setting with experienced, well-trained professionals. At DestinationSkin, we have highly qualified doctors and nurses at every one of our clinics and always work with your safety and wellbeing at the heart of our services.

 

What Causes Wrinkles Anyway?

As you age, your skin begins to thin out due to the lower production of collagen and elastin proteins.

This slowdown also causes the skin to become less resistant to damage, and the subcutaneous fat that sits under your skin (giving it its plump appearance) starts to diminish. Wrinkles tend to appear on your face in places where the skin naturally folds during facial expressions, like smiling or frowning.

Wrinkles also can develop on parts of the body that receive most sun exposure, such as the face and neck, back of the hands, and arms. UV light causes the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers to break down. The connective tissue that supports the skin is made up of these fibers. The skin gets weaker and less flexible when this layer breaks down and wrinkles form as the skin begins to droop.

When you are young, your skin is more elastic and springs back into shape. As you get older, the skin loses its flexibility, and it becomes more difficult for the skin to spring back, resulting in permanent lines.

Other factors will contribute to your skin showing signs of ageing, things like smoking, using sunbeds, drinking a lot of alcohol, poor nutrition and not staying hydrated.

 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work On Wrinkles?

Dermal fillers are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and to revitalise your skin.

The secret is that the fillers are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), a water-loving sugar molecule that binds water. In your body, HA acts as a lubricant, helps transport nutrients and regulates water balance.

Fillers Work by boosting your skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, which rejuvenates your skin, smoothing away lines and giving a fresh, natural result.

The HA used in our Juvederm® fillers closely resembles the hyaluronic acid your body produces itself, so it easily integrates with your own facial tissue.

Dermal fillers are a simple and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smoothing the skin and returning plumpness to your face. They give a natural look and don’t affect your facial expressions in any way.

As fillers aren’t permanent, fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as your face continues to change over time. Fillers work well on all face areas, softening lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes, crows feet and forehead lines. They can transform smokers lines and laughter lines.

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What is Profhilo: The Ultimate Guide

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Profhilo® has taken the beauty world by storm. This wonder treatment plumps and rejuvenates tired, dull and ageing skin giving you a luminous glow and completely natural looking results. Profhilo® (the first of its kind) is essentially a hyaluronic acid (HA) moisturiser, which when injected has the benefit of working from within giving you long lasting results and younger looking skin. This is the ideal treatment for those over the age of 30, as this is when we start to lose a significant amount of collagen, elastin and HA.

“One of the gold standout treatments for me is Profhilo, it’s the holy grail! In my 15 year career it’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen because it really changes the skin, it’s scientifically proven, we have a high rate of client satisfaction, I love having the treatment, I love giving the treatment and I love the way clients react when they see the results.” Dr Toni Philips, Group Medical Director at DestinationSkin

 

‘The holy grail of skincare’

Loved by beauty bloggers and journalists, Profhilo® was dubbed the ‘holy grail of skincare’ by Imogen Edwards-Jones of getthegloss.com. “It’s better than looking well rested. The result is a dewy, healthy, slightly plumper looking glow that takes a good five years off your face”. Amber Graafland, from the Daily Mirror is also a fan. “It’s the ultimate skin pick-me-up and perfect for anyone looking for skin that looks dewy, plumper and generally younger. Martine McCutcheon is fan and it’s the treatment beauty industry insiders can’t stop talking about”. So how does it actually work? And what ingredients can really make you look five years younger? Read on to find out the anti-ageing secret behind Profhilo®.

 

So, how does Profhilo® work?

Unlike other injectable treatments, Profhilo® is a moisturiser. It contains 100% synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) and the ingredients can work from deep within the skin to rehydrate and plump. This is what makes it far more effective than any topical moisturiser that contains HA. With one of the highest concentrations of HA currently available, it not only boosts and hydrates, but can dramatically reduce fine lines and remodel sagging and ageing skin. It’s relatively painless and the treatment involves two sessions a month apart. Read more here about the treatment.

 

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that is responsible for maintaining moisture within our skin and many skincare products contain this active ingredient. Profhilo® has been specially formulated to contain a unique level of synthetic HA which helps to encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and when injected, it stimulates the skin’s natural synthesis of collagen.

 

How long does Profhilo® last?

Profhilo® lasts in the skin for around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slowly releasing hyaluronic acid. Within the first few weeks you will see intense hydration, glowing skin and fine lines can disappear! You skin will feel smoother and tighter.

 

What areas can be treated?

Profhilo® is most commonly used for facial areas including the top of the cheeks, nasolabial fold laughter lines, mouth and chin but can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, décolletage, arms, knees and hands.

 

How is Profhilo® different to dermal filler?

If you are looking to add volume to specific areas, dermal filler would be the right treatment for you. Profhilo® is not a volumising treatment like dermal filler and isn’t used to enhanced specific areas of the face (e.g. lips and chin). The HA injected is dispersed evenly throughout the face giving you an all-round plumped, firmer appearance.

Profhilo® can be combined with this treatment to achieve maximum results. Talk to your practitioner in your free consultation about the best course of treatment for you.

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What is a chemical skin peel?

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Ellie Taylor
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Chemical skin peels are an effective and low-cost skin treatment designed to even tone and texture, manage acne and reduce the appearance of fine lines and age spots. Here we look into what is involved in a chemical skin peel, how skin peels work and who they best work for.

What is a chemical skin peel?

Chemical skin peels are a trusted skin-resurfacing treatment where liquids are applied gently to the face to remove dead skin cells and encourage new ones to grow. Chemical peels are usually done on the face, neck and hands but some can be done on other areas of the body, such as the back.

What does a chemical skin peel do?

There are a number of different types of chemical skin peels available, which work in slightly different ways to tackle different concerns. They all cause the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) to peel off, revealing younger-looking, healthier skin below. Our friendly team of practitioners at DestinationSkin will be able to help advise on the best option for you.

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How long do the results last?

The results of your skin peel will depend on the kind of peel you have, your skin type and condition and the issues you are tackling with the treatment. Many clients benefit from regular peels every few months.

Why choose a chemical skin peel?

Chemical peels are the best low maintenance answer to problem skin. Here are some of the benefits for choosing a chemical peel:

  • Your skin will look brighter and smoother from the very first treatment
  • You can effectively tackle a range of skin concerns including; acne, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, dull and lifeless skin, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage and age spots and sagging skin
  • With lighter peels, there is no ‘down-time’ after treatment – you carry on your day as normal

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Can chemical peels be done at home?

There are a number of home chemical peels on the market. To ensure you get the best possible results, we always recommend speaking to a specialist skin practitioner first.

What skin peels are available and who are they good for?

Your skin practitioner will be able to talk you through the best option for you, but here is some information to get you started.

Peel type

Active ingredients: Glycolic Acid and Taurine ingredients

Who they work for: All skin types but particularly beneficial for increasing cell turn-over and tackling mild pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

Active ingredients: TCA, Lactic and Salicylic Acid

Who they work for: People with persistent skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles and sun damage.

Active ingredients: Salicylic peel

Who they work for: People with acne prone skin or sun damage.

Active ingredients: Salicylic acid

Who they work for: People who want to manage acne or blemishes and prevent breakouts.

Active ingredients: Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid

Who they work for: People who want to tighten pores, tackle signs of ageing, reduce oil and renew skin texture

Active ingredients: Medical-grade aluminium oxide crystals

Who they work for: People who want to tackle fine scarring, clogged, congested or tired-looking skin. This treatment can also be used on other parts of the body, such as the back.

Active ingredients: Malic Acid and Salicylic Acid

Who they work for: This treatment is suitable for even very sensitive skins and tackles acne, post-acne discolouration, rosacea and over red skin and sensitive skin.

Active ingredients: Glycolic Acid (AHA), Lactic acid (AHA) and Salicylic Acid (BHA).

Who they work for: People who suffer with acne or are looking for an introductory treatment before graduating to a more intense peel.

We hope this article has helped start your journey towards healthy, happier skin. Why not speak to our friendly team of skin practitioners and book a chemical skin peel with DestinationSkin today!

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Dermal Fillers Before & After – What Difference They Can Make!

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Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetics that can be used to shape, enhance, or define your features. They can be used to restore volume to ageing skin, rejuvenating and revitalising it.

Our professional team of medical experts solely use Juvéderm®, the world’s number one brand, to achieve natural, long-lasting results.

If you’re wondering what face fillers before and after look like, read on to discover more.

Cheek Fillers Before And After

Cheek fillers are a series of tiny injections of a gel-like formula that increase volume to the cheek’s soft tissue. They are a non-surgical method for lifting and sculpting the cheeks. These injectable dermal fillers add volume to the cheekbones, giving them more definition and shape.

They contain hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar substance found in the connective tissues of our skin. Its primary purpose is to retain water, which aids in the plumping and hydration of our skin. It increases the dimensions of the cheeks by providing them more fullness and symmetry when carefully injected.

If you’d like to learn more about face feminisation, read our blog on it here.

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Jaw And Chin Fillers Before And After

For both men and women, having a flawlessly sculpted or chiseled chin is one of the ultimate markers of youth and beauty. With the help of chin fillers, anyone can now improve the appearance of this key feature without resorting to invasive surgery.

Dermal chin fillers rejuvenate the face by restoring proportion and shaping the jawline, resulting in a sculpted and balanced lower face. Chin fillers also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm up drooping skin.

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Nose Fillers Before And After

If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose but don’t want to endure invasive surgery, nose fillers (also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose job) may be a good option.

Dermal Fillers can give you a new look. Our professional practitioners can easily and quickly change the contour of your nose by injecting filler into it, improving your overall appearance.

Filler can be injected above and below a bump on the bridge of the nose to make the nose look straighter and the bump less apparent. A ‘hooked nose’ is another common problem. Filler can be injected into the tip of the nose to give it a raised or tilted appearance.

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Under Eye / Tear Trough Filler Before And After

Dermal fillers can assist if you’re weary of dark circles under your eyes. Our Tear Trough Fillers can rapidly and effectively revitalise and freshen your eye bags with no downtime.

By restoring lost volume and decreasing the appearance of dark circles, our safe and effective treatments help smooth out your under eye shadows. They also promote collagen formation deep within your skin, which helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Under-eye bags and dark circles will be reduced, giving you a more youthful, refreshed, and confident appearance.

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As you can see, fillers are excellent at helping you re-shape your entire face. Check out our blog on face reshaping here for more information on this topic.

 

How Permanent Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material in your body. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, binds to water in your skin and integrates with your facial tissue to give you a natural-looking result.

Dermal fillers are not permanent since enzymes in the body break down HA over time. Fillers that are thicker and used for augmentation of the cheeks, chin, or nose can last up to two years. Most high-quality fillers should last for at least a year.

DestinationSkin’s professionals will be able to advise you on the sorts of fillers we use for each procedure and how long they will last. Discover our dermal fillers aftercare blog here.

Key Findings

  • Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic procedure used to enhance, sculpt and define your features or restore lost volume to ageing skin.
  • A naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected under the skin for a plumping or smoothing effect in a simple procedure.
  • Dermal fillers work to treat various signs of ageing and add lost volume and plump up the desired areas.
  • Fillers are not permanent, and your body will break them down over time.
  • How long they last depend on the filler’s type and thickness used and your own body’s process.

 
Check out our blog on everything you need to know about fillers if you’re curious to learn more.

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Lip Filler Shapes & Styles: Get Your Perfect Lips With Fillers

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While having a lush pout is desirable, a slew of overly injected celebrities have tarnished lip augmentation. In Hollywood, the ‘trout pout,’ or overfilled lips with a fish-like appearance, is becoming prevalent and often puts people off lip fillers. But your lips don’t have to look like this.

If you’re unclear about which lip shape you’d like, we discussed the basic rules for lip forms and the shapes you should consider before your fillers below.

Lip Filler Shape Guide

The Vermillion Dollars Lips (VDL) grading system was developed to assist patients in finding their perfect lip shape and size. Classic, Rubina, Cupid, Pearlique, Hollywood, and Angelic are the six fundamental lip styles on the VDL chart.

Classic
This kind of lip augmentation is subtle, yet it results in a definite development of all five natural planes in the lips. This style is preferred by women who have lost volume due to ageing or desire a slight augmentation.

Rubina
The whole of the lips are fully expressed in Rubina lips. Rubina lips are very dependent on the face structure of the person who wants to achieve this look. This can be an appealing style if they have enough length in their face from the bottom of their nose to their chin.

Cupid
Cupid shape is the most uncommon of all lip forms. The Cupid lip shape gives a very strong young appearance. This is because pre-adolescent women have a pronounced Cupid lip shape.

Pearlique
This lip style draws attention to the bottom lip (specifically the two teardrops that make it up). The Cupid style is the polar opposite of Pearlique. A more youthful, voluminous look is obtained by accentuating the two teardrop shapes. Pearlique can be blended with other looks because it is limited to the lower lip. Pearlique is an excellent match for looks like Cupid and Rubina.

Hollywood
The Hollywood look is perfect for women who want to draw attention to their lips without having to show off their entire top and lower lip. This look is widely seen on screen and in the entertainment industry.

This lip style enhances all three upper lip forms, including the two tapering rhomboid shapes and the half-bucket in the centre. This will give you the big lip filler shape you’re looking for.

Angelic
Another full expression of the top lip is an angelic shape. This lip shape enhances the lateral edges of the upper lip in particular. It elongates and forms the upper lip like angel’s wings, an attractive form for patients with a larger volume in the upper lip mixed with a narrow lip length.

There are variations on each of these lips; the best way to get your desired lip shape is by bringing a picture to your consultation.

Natural Looking Lip Fillers

If you’re looking for a subtle lip filler, then a smaller injection will work perfectly for you. If you’re worried about “the fake look,” a 0.5ml all-over application might help. It delivers stunning results without overdoing the augmentation.

A 0.5ml injection will generally be adequate if you only want to fill one lip to make it look bigger or fuller. The majority of the derma filler will be used to fill in the thin area of concern, with any remaining filler shaping and contouring the rest of the lips.

For natural-looking lips with filler, we wouldn’t advise you to go above 1.5ml; A 1ml injection will provide you with all-over augmentation while maintaining your natural appearance. This size will volumize both the top and bottom lip, providing the appearance of a plump, full lip.

Key Takeaways

  • There are six fundamental lip styles; Classic, Rubina, Cupid, Pearlique, Hollywood, and Angelic.
  • The best way to get your desired lip shape is by bringing in a picture to your consultation.
  • With a filler, you can achieve natural-looking lips; just use a smaller injection to achieve a realistic result.
  • Always contact our experienced medically trained staff if you have any doubts, queries or questions.

 
Still have some questions? Click here to see Medical Director, Dr. Toni Phillips answer your most common queries around lip fillers.

At DestinationSkin, our medically qualified Doctors and Nurses specialise in obtaining natural-looking results by enhancing your lip shape and creating a beautifully balanced face. Book a FREE consultation with us.


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Weak Jawline or Chin? Fillers to the Rescue

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Injectable cosmetics known as dermal fillers can be used to shape, enhance, or help you to get a sharp jawline. They can also be utilised to rejuvenate and revitalise aged skin by restoring volume.

Our skilled team of medical specialists exclusively uses Juvéderm® products, the world’s number one brand, to obtain natural, long-lasting results.

Read on to discover more about how to get a more defined jawline through the power of fillers.

How To Get A Jawline With Chin Filler

A chin or jaw filler procedure can assist both men and women in achieving either a more masculine or more feminine jawline, by contouring and framing the face.

While you may have been born with a weak jawline you’re unhappy with, many people’s jawlines are also impacted by the ageing process in one of two ways:

  • The jawline becomes soft and lacks definition as the skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. The mouth corners also start to droop, resulting in jowls and ‘marionette lines,’ which are creases that extend into the jawline.
  • Loss of fat tissue causes two divots along the jawline, known as the pre-jowl sulcus, which emphasise the appearance of jowls even more.

Dermal fillers can help restore collagen and elastin, two elements crucial for keeping a youthful volume and restoring the skin’s capacity to bounce back when used to treat the signs of ageing around the jawline. The jawline will appear narrower and lifted as a result of this.

Jaw fillers are utilised to fill in wrinkles, provide volume where it has been lost, generate a lifting effect, and hide the appearance of jowls in certain circumstances.

Did you know you can use dermal fillers to help reshape your face? Discover our full blog on this here.

Can Both Men And Women Get Jaw Fillers?

This procedure is popular among men who believe their faces are too thin or oval and are looking for a more chiselled look. Fillers are used to contour a man’s jaw by producing angles and straight lines to enhance the patient’s bone structure.

And for women who may have lost definition due to ageing and want to restore a more youthful appearance with an upward jowl lift. Fillers are used to contour a woman’s jaw by creating more delicate, feminine curves. If you’d like to learn more about face feminisation, read our full blog on it here.

What To Expect From Chin And Jaw Fillers

Jawline fillers are injected into a number of locations along the mandible (the lower jaw bone) in a series of tiny injections. Although some people may experience slight discomfort, as with any injection or a prick to the skin, these are usually not severe. A numbing topical lotion might be used to help minimise jaw sensation if this is the case.

Dermal fillers can be used to shape, define, and enhance the lower facial features while also helping to reduce the appearance of loose skin and a double chin.

This chiselling effect can be more pronounced in men. Jawline fillers can also generate an angle that ranges from mild to dramatic for ladies, based on their desired facial shape.

How Long Does Jaw Filler Last

Dermal fillers are only temporary since they are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material in your body. Hyaluronic acid, or HA, binds to water in your skin and integrates with your facial tissue to give you a natural-looking result.

Dermal fillers are not permanent since enzymes in the body break down HA over time. Fillers that are thicker and used for augmentation of the cheeks, chin, or nose can last up to two years. Most high-quality fillers should last for at least a year.

Discover our filler aftercare blog to know how to effectively look after your new dermal fillers.
How Much Does Chin Filler Cost

After a consultation with our expert consultants, you will receive the exact price of what dermal fillers will cost for you, depending on your skin type and how many sessions you’ll need. You can expect prices to begin at £299.

Key Takeaways

  • Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic procedure used to enhance, sculpt and define your features or restore lost volume to ageing skin.
  • Dermal fillers can be used to make the face appear smaller and more sculpted.
  • Fillers are used to contour a man’s jaw by producing angles and straight lines to enhance the patient’s bone structure,
  • Fillers are used to contour a woman’s jaw by creating more delicate, feminine curves.
  • A naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected under the skin for a plumping or smoothing effect in a simple procedure.
  • Fillers are not permanent, and your body will break them down over time.
  • How long they last depends on the filler’s type and thickness used and your own body’s process.

 
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DestinationSkin’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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This Valentine’s Day at DestinationSkin we’re celebrating all things love and encouraging you to love the skin you’re in. So whether you’re celebrating Valentines, Galentines or simply want to treat yourself, here’s the ultimate gift guide to help you shop for you and your beau.

Refer a friend

Share the love this February with our Refer a Friend scheme here at DestinationSkin, the perfect occasion to make a trip to your favourite clinic with your loved one!

If you have a friend or family member who would be interested in our services, maybe they’d love to get silky smooth in time for summer, or perhaps they have a skin concern that we could help with, then our refer a friend scheme is for you. Not only will you both get expert advice but we’ll give also give you £50* each to spend on a treatment to say thank you for sharing the DestinationSkin love. It’s as simple as 1,2,3…

Step 1: Tell your friends about DestinationSkin with our easy link
Step 2: Keep earning, there’s no limit to your rewards
Step 3: Enjoy!

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Up to 55% off Laser Hair Removal

This Valentine’s Day, get silky smooth in time for summer with up to 55% off our range of Facial Laser Hair Removal options including beard, chin, eyebrow and full face as well as new Full Body Packages! Discover the unmissable offers we have waiting for you:

  • 55% off courses of 8.
  • 45% off courses of 6
  • 35% off courses of 3

Using only the highest quality laser machines, you can look forward to reducing your unwanted body hair in a wide range of areas, safely and effectively from one of our trusted experts. Unlike traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal is one of the only methods that can help you achieve long lasting hair removal. You can expect to see up to 90% reduction of unwanted hair with each session causing future hair regrowth to be finer and lighter than before.

Other benefits include:

  • It produces no rashes or ingrown hairs
  • Can be used on dark skin tones
  • It’s quick – an average session can take between 30 minutes to an hour (even less, depending on the area!)
  • Can help improve skin tone, texture and uneven pigmentation
  • An investment that pays off in the long run – no more purchases of razors, shaving creams, wax strips and depilatory creams
  • No regrowth irritation or itchiness
  • Can remove hair on many sensitive parts of the face and body
  • May help remove the appearance of varicose veins whilst targeting unwanted hair

Click here to find out more about our Full Body Laser Hair removal packages.

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Up to 25% off HydraFacial

Whether you’re off out on a hot date or having brunch with the girls, get your glow on with up to 25% off our best-selling HydraFacial treatment. Here’s how it works…

Our HydraFacial treatment consists of six patented steps which are tailored to suit your skin needs. These are:

Step 1: Detoxify – Every treatment starts with lymphatic drainage that improves circulation of the lymph systems and helps to eliminate toxins

Step 2: Cleanse and exfoliate – The second stage of HydraFacial works to gently lift away any remaining debris and dead skin cells to leave your skin feeling intensely clean, smooth and renewed

Step 3: Brighten and refresh – A carefully crafted solution of brightening ingredients such as glycolic and salicylic acid saturates your skin giving you a glowing result

Step 4: Extract – Your skin is then purified, with all toxins removed and coated in a silky mixture of honey extract and salicylic acid to decongest the skin and free any clogged pores

Step 5: Hydrate and nourish – An additional blend of essential skin nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides are then massaged into the skin to intensely hydrate and replenish, making your skin its healthiest

Step 6: Stimulate and rejuvenate – The final step features LED light to help stimulate collagen production and promote a balanced, even complexion with anti-ageing aftereffects

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Save up to 25% on Skin Treatments

Refine and replenish your complexion with up to 25% off our range of Skin Treatments.

Whether you’re looking to rewind the clock or minimise pigmentation, it’s now easier than ever with unmissable discounts on selected Skin Treatments including Peels, IPL and Microneedling. Start your journey to happier, healthier skin today with 30% off a course of 6 treatments, this Valentine’s Day only!

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Microdermabrasion VS Microneedling: What’s the Difference?

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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BODY PEELS
SKIN PEELS
SKIN TREATMENT

Helping you understand the difference between two of our most popular treatments.

A common enquiry that we receive is what the difference between microdermabrasion and microneedling is. Whilst these treatments both work to regenerate and produce newer, healthier skin, there are clear disparities that differentiate them, which we’re here to help explain to you.

As an overview, microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses a hand held vacuum and crystals to relieve dullness and unclog pores as well as smooth away early signs of lines or wrinkles. Whereas microneedling is a treatment that uses micro-fine needles to rejuvenate the skin (commonly where there is scarring, marks left from spots and large pores), by kick-starting collagen production which your skin needs to stay firm and regenerate scar tissue.

Below we explain more about these treatments, and outline the clear differences between the two, so that you can understand your skin treatments better!

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How does it work?

Microdermabrasion: Crystals are applied to the skin and immediately vacuumed away to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. A small handheld vacuum tool is used to allow the crystals to work into the skin and stimulate collagen production, giving the skin a plumped, refreshed look.

Microneedling: There are two types of micro-needling treatments that we offer at DestinationSkin. One uses a Genuine Dermaroller, and one uses an Electronic Dermastamp.

The Genuine Dermaroller is a small handheld roller tool containing micro-fine needles. It is gently rolls over the skin to encourage it to regenerate healthier, firmer skin. The Electronic Dermastamp works in the same way except the tool used is electronically controlled.

 

Does the treatment hurt?

Microdermabrasion: In general Microdermabrasion is not a treatment that causes any pain. The sensation it gives can be described as a very light suction from the vacuum being rolled over the skin.

Microneedling: Sensitivity to pain varies from person to person, and in some circumstances microneedling can be reported as uncomfortable, depending on the depth of the needle. To reduce any discomfort experienced during this treatment, a numbing cream can be applied to the skin prior to beginning the treatment, and in fact many clients report that they don’t feel it at all!

 

What concerns does it target?

Microdermabrasion: Dull/tired skin, blackheads, clogged pores, fine lines.

Microneedling: Acne scarring, fine lines, large pores, stretchmarks.

 

Is it invasive?

Microdermabrasion: No, microdermabrasion is not an invasive treatment.

Microneedling: In some circumstances patients can experience some bleeding, however this is generally in the case of those with severe acne scarring or stretchmarks, where the depth of the needle is set higher, and even then bleeding is minimal. After treatment, if the patient has experienced slight bleeding, our practitioners will carry out thorough aftercare to ensure your skin is healed and you are feel comfortable.

 

Is there any down time?

Microdermabrasion: One of the great things about microdermabrasion is that there’s no down time!

Microneedling: You may look a bit red immediately after treatment or experience minimal bleeding, however this will be treated before you leave clinic and any redness has usually fully subsided a couple of hours after treatment.

 

Can everyone have treatment?

Microdermabrasion: We would not recommend this treatment for those who have active acne, as this can spread the condition across the face, however other than this there are no constraints on who can have microdermabrasion.

Microneedling: We do not advise this treatment for clients that are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Top 3 points to remember:

  • Microdermabrasion uses vacuum and crystal technology to deeply exfoliate and unclog the skin whereas microneedling uses micro-fine needles to encourage the production of collagen and increase firmness within the skin.
  • Microdermabrasion is best for treating clogged pores, tired/dull skin and blackheads whereas microneedling is great for treating acne scarring, stretchmarks and lines and wrinkles.
  • Microdermabrasion is not invasive however as microneedling involves needles rolling over the skin, there may be some bleeding during treatment.
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Immediately after one session of Microdermabrasion

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After 4 Dermaroller Treatments + DermaQuest Stem Cell Rebuilding Complex & Heliocare SPF

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After 4 Dermaroller Treatments + DermaQuest Stem Cell Rebuilding Complex & Heliocare SPF

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One Session Of Dermaroller For Stretchmarks

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One Session Of Dermaroller For Stretchmarks


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Choosing the right treatment for you: Profhilo® VS Dermal Fillers

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BODY PEELS
SKIN PEELS
SKIN TREATMENT

Understand more about these popular treatments, and get to know which one is right for you.

If you’ve recently been considering facial enhancements to address areas of your appearance that you’d like to improve, you may have come across two popular treatments: Profhilo® and dermal fillers. Whilst both of these injectable treatments can greatly help to improve the appearance of the face, it is important to point out that depending on your desired results, one will be more suited to you than the other. As a brief overview before we go into more detail below, Profhilo® helps to deeply hydrate the skin and give an overall more plump, rejuvenated appearance, whereas dermal fillers are generally administered in particular areas (e.g. cheeks, jawline, chin, nose) to redefine and sculpt the facial structure. To help you better understand what might be right for you, we’ve broken out the main differences and uses for these two treatments; how they work, how long they last, the results they produce, and how much they cost.

 

What is Profhilo®?

Profhilo® is a revolutionary new treatment designed to provide hydration to the skin. It uses a unique concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, which penetrates deeply through the skin to accelerate the production of collagen and elastin, creating plumper skin. Profhilo® works across the entire face rather than focusing on one area, and is therefore fantastic for those looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and achieve an overall more youthful appearance.

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What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers use a Hyaluronic Acid based substance to plump specific areas of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, lips and chin. This semi-permanent treatment helps to restore areas that have lost volume as age (e.g. under eye bags), address areas of imbalance such as weak chins, and reshape places such as the jawline and nose.

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Is Botox® the same as fillers and Profhilo®?

A common misunderstanding is that Botox® does the same thing as fillers and Profhilo®, however it is in fact a very different treatment. Whilst fillers and Profhilo® help to plump the skin and fill certain areas to restore volume loss, Botox® works by temporarily blocking the signals between the muscles and the neurotransmitters that send signals to our brain, so that the formation of lines and wrinkles are prevented. For this reason, Botox® is more commonly chosen by people who wish to prevent or slow down the ageing process. Botox® is most often administered to the forehead, to the side of the eyes (crow’s feet), and in the frown line. Botox® is also a fantastic treatment for helping anyone suffering with excessive sweat. This is known as Hyperhidrosis. Botox® can help in this circumstance by being administered to the armpits, feet and hands to prevent excessive sweating.

Is Profhilo® better than fillers?

Profhilo® is not better than fillers, and vice versa. Each of these treatment options provide different approaches, so there will be one treatment that works best for your skin and your desired outcomes. As outlined above, both treatments have different benefits and target different areas, therefore it is really dependent on your individual desires as to which treatment would be best for you. Generally, if you would like to achieve a more holisitc result that can be seen across your face, Profhilo® is the best treatment for you. However, if you would rather make small changes to certain areas of your face such as your cheeks, dermal fillers are more suitable for you.

How long does Profhilo® last?

The results from Profhilo® treatments will most often last for up to six months, but results can differ from person to person.

How long do dermal filler last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 – 18 months depending on the person.

How much do dermal fillers and Profhilo® cost?

See the cost per treatment for Profhilo® and dermal fillers below.

Juvéderm Dermal (cheek) Fillers: Dermal fillers offer a way to reverse signs of ageing or enhance your features, creating natural lasting results.
Prices From £245

Juvéderm Lip Fillers: An increasingly popular treatment, lip fillers allow you to subtly enhance your lips and create natural looking volume.
Prices From £235

Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping: A quick and simple procedure to correct bumps, soften and improve the profile of the nose.
Prices From £425

Teosyal® Dark Circles under the Eyes: A highly effective treatment to improve and remove the appearance of dark circles and eye bags.
Prices From £475

Profhilo® Skin Hydration & Collagen Boosting Treatment: A highly effective and new treatment great for combating ageing, dull or tired looking skin.
Prices From £395

Hopefully this has helped you decide which of these great treatments will get you the results you’re looking for! At DestinationSkin, our highly-trained experts love to use both Profhilo® and dermal fillers to create enhanced, natural looks so you feel like the best version of yourself. If that’s what you want to achieve. If that’s what you’re looking for, be sure to book in for your consultation today.

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