Non-Surgical Face Lift - Facing the Future
PUBLISHED: 10:24 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:06 20 February 2013
Non-surgical face lifts have the beauty world buzzing at the moment. But what exactly are they? Danielle Fox explains...
Hollywood 'A' listers had them first, then any self-respecting American woman over 40 tried them and now they're over here.
Instead of seeking out the surgeon's scalpel, savvy women of a certain age are having non-surgical facelifts. None of the pain and all of the gain? They may sound too good to be true, but they've arrived in Berkshire and the Chilterns in the last 12 months and they are becoming all they rage for well-heeled ladies who need a little 'boost'.
So how does a non-surgical face lift work? When we make facial expressions, our muscles tighten and over time become 'fixed' in place, leading to lines and wrinkles. The non-surgical facelift uses microcurrents to gently stimulating collagen growth from within, using radiofrequency waves. This results in regained firmness and lifts and revitalises sagging skin.
There are several systems on the market. One of the most popular is from CACI, an award-winning system that utilises a unique combination of specific waveforms and frequencies that work in harmony with the body's own bio-electrical field. Tiny electrical impulses and signals are transmitted which gently tighten and tone the muscles and are said to soothe the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment costs around £55 for a one-hour session, although this varies from salon to salon. An initial course of twelve treatments is recommended, followed by one a month thereafter.
Where is the treatment available?
The Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot offers tired skin a radical pick-me-up with Carita's 'Pro-Lifting' firming facial. After a personalised diagnosis of your skin, the treatment starts with relaxing massage. The skin is then treated to an intense cleansing and exfoliation with anti-aging Carita products. Gentle electrical currents are then used on the face by the Pro-lifting machine and combined with facial massage, the skin feels suitably toned and looks radiant. Even after one treatment, clients report having remarkable results with softer lines and wrinkles.
Another non-surgical Berkshire alternative is the Beautytek Clinic, Windsor. A powerful sculpting machine which administers massaging microcurrents on the face to tighten, tone and firm. Particularly effective in softening wrinkles, facial lines, eradicating bags under the eyes and re-shaping double chins, the Beautytek machine may look and sound like something out of Doctor Who but it does produce outstanding results.
After a personal consultation with your therapist, a special electrolytic gel is applied on your stomach and massaged in with a probe to kick-start your lymphatic drainage. The probes are then placed on your face and using the traditional Chinese Face Map combined with the highly intelligent Beautytek computer, the probes gently stimulate your facial muscles to break down fat pockets, improve circulation and leave skin looking considerably firmer and rejuvenated.
For more information about treatments at The Berystede visit www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/berystede/leisure/
A one hour Beautytek face treatment and consultation costs £80. For more information call Linda O'Rourke on 07759613086 or visit www.thesurreybeautytekclinic.co.uk