What Is Retinol And Is It Safe?

One of the topics that gets our break room chatter going is retinol. Some believe that it is an amazing medicine cabinet staple, some tread more lightly. However, we all believe it’s an ingredient that you must be well-informed about before using, as it’s often recommended as a “cure-all” power-ingredient.

 

What is retinol?

Retinol, of the retinoid family, is a derivative of antioxidant-rich, Vitamin A. There are many forms, names (retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinal, tretinoin) and percentages available of retinoids and it comes in both natural forms (for example, in rosehip) and synthetically derived forms. The ingredient has long been used in skincare. In fact, it’s been around since the late 1940s (!!). By the 1950s, it was all the rage to fight breakouts and in the 1980s, it hit the market as an anti-aging ingredient. You might know the prescription strength options, like Accutane or every teens’ favorite, Retin-A. Retinol is like it’s younger sister. In over the counter dosages, it doesn’t pack quite as much of a punch, but it should still be used very wisely.

 

Sounds interesting. What are the benefits?

Retinol “helps increase your skin’s natural exfoliation process from the bottom up,” our Skin Therapist, Taryn says. “It works by stimulating and increasing the production of healthy skin cells.” This cell turn over can lead to more even skin tone and a brighter complexion.

It has also been touted as the closest thing to an anti-aging magic potion. In fact, a group of dermatologists told HuffPost that aside from SPF, it is their number one recommendation. Suzanne, a Hey Day Skin Therapist, who once said that the most important relationship she has in her life is with her collagen, might agree. She excitedly says, “retinol boosts your collagen production, leading to a reduction in fewer wrinkles, and firmer skin.” It can even help unclog pores, which is why so many dermatologists recommend retinoids for teens fighting acne.

 

That sounds great! Why doesn’t everyone love it?

The controversy with retinoids comes from a few different directions. The first is that it is being put in so many products, many of which are aimed at daytime use (i.e., makeup and SPF). Firstly, sunlight makes these items less effective, but most importantly — and we want to make this clear because it’s so, so important — retinol can make you very photosensitive. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you can get burned. There is some research out there that labels this as a myth, but you wear that daily SPF anyway, right?

Many Skin Therapists also believe that retinol is often being overused. “Retinol is useful for people who have genetically challenging acne. However, in my opinion, if you have not had consistent breakout since the onset of puberty, retinols are usually not the answer to your breakout problems,” Taryn says. Some feel that retinoids should never be used. Heavy-duty retinoid medications, like Accutane, are so strong that they can cause birth defects and liver issues. That can be a lot of pressure to put on your skin, especially if you’re young enough to need it. “Retinol is fantastic for someone who is well into their aging process and needs a boost. Typically, this would be someone over the age of 35, as our skin cell turnover rate starts slowing around 30 years old,” Taryn adds.

There is one last thing to know from those who are retinol skeptical. “It can be pretty harsh on the skin,” Skin Therapist, Natalie, who says she opts to not use it with client. Not only can it make some clients red and peel, but, “it can prevent you from doing deeper services such as professional-strength peels and microdermabrasion depending on the strength and how often you use it.” In extreme cases, it can even thin out your skin or change how the oil glands within your skin work. “I have female clients who have been on it for forever and love it, but I can’t do extractions on them because their skin is so compromised that I don’t want to take the risk in hurting it.”

 

Hmmm, okay. So it seems like it’s great, if used correctly, and not great if abused.

Correct. It’s a pro product that should be used with advice of an expert (and always with sunscreen). We highly recommend talking to your Skin Therapist about it at your next facial, if it’s something you’re interested in exploring. There are tons of benefits. We just want to make sure that it’s a good match for you before you go filling up your medicine cabinet with it. If it is not right for you, don’t fret. There are lots of ingredients that can help with cell turnover, like alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, peptides, and others, and we can discuss these options with you.

 

Speaking of, what do I need to know if I want to buy it?

Retinols are a surprisingly delicate ingredient, as you can probably tell from all the information above. When it’s exposed to air and light for too long, it will start to break down. It’s a little drama queen. This means that when shopping for one, skip products that are packaged in jars or clear containers. And of course, skip any products that push you to use it during the day. No retinol-laced SPF! Get your Vampire on with this one.

And lastly, Natalie wants you to know that, “everyone’s skin handles Vitamin A differently. Some need to slowly introduce it to their skin, some can only use it once or twice a week and in some cases the skin can totally reject it.” It is a product, like with many that have to do with micro-changes to the skin’s appearance (lines, uneven skin tone, etc.), that can take patience to see change. If you’re looking for a quick verdict in a few short weeks, you might be disappointed. If it’s right for you, and you make the investment, commit to giving it a solid go.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Via: HeyDay

The best aesthetic treatments for all ages from your 20s to 60s

What you can do to keep looking your best, regardless of your age.

In your 20’s

This is the time to start a skincare regimen with effective results. Look for products that contain high antioxidants, peptides, retinol, and use them with a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to prevent further sun damage.

Gentle laser treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, are great for young skin.

Lasers can address pigmentation and increase skin porosity, so you get the most from your products.

Collagen-boosting treatments like microneedling will also make a long term difference making the skin healthier and more resilient and looking extra plump and glowy.

It’s likely that you won’t need any structural filler in your 20’s however you may want to add some volume to your lips with dermal fillers.


Clear + Brilliant / $350 per session including Healite II Tretament
SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Plump Lips / $399 1 ml Premium Dermal Filler

 

In your 30’s

The first signs of ageing will appear unexpectedly and often around the eyes, forehead, and mouth/lip area.

To maintain your look we may recommend treatments such as:

Microneedling – to improve the overall tone, minimise sunspots, and promote collagen production for healthy, bright and smooth skin.

Chemical peels – to brighten skintone, increase skin tightening and improve the overall skin tone and texture.

Wrinkle Relaxers – to treat fine lines and proactively prevent the formation of deeper lines by limiting the muscle movements that cause wrinkles.

Treatments like laser resurfacing can effectively combat the early signs of skin sagging and laxity.


SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Mesoestetic Chemical peels / from $110 each
Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 40’s

Due to a decrease in collagen production and other natural structural elements, you may notice a loss of volume and reduced elasticity in the face.

Since cell turnover also slows down in your 40’s, your skin may also begin to lose some of its natural glow, resulting in a duller complexion.

Treatments to look for:

Wrinkle Relaxers, to reduce lines and give a smoother look.

Dermal fillers can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and counteract the visible signs of volume loss by adding contour to the face to recreate the fuller look of younger skin.

Radio Frequency to counteract the loss of skin’s natural structure and stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, and can be administered on the face and body.

While gentle lasers are still effective, more aggressive laser treatments like laser resurfacing may produce better results in your 40’s for improving the tone of skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 50’s

When we reach our 50’s we continue to see loss of volume in the face and skin laxity becomes more pronounced.

As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks.

Lines can start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume.

Sun exposure and smoking can speed up the development of lines so make sure you are wearing high factor sunscreen.

Treatments to consider in your 50’s:

Volumising dermal fillers, especially in the mid-face/cheek area to correct volume loss and lift the jowls.

Wrinkle Relaxers for the treatment of lines and wrinkles in the face and neck.

Collagen stimulators not only corrects wrinkles and folds but also stimulates your own collagen production to really treat the underlying causes of facial ageing. The effects are gradual and longer-lasting giving you a natural youthful appearance.

Thread lifting, a ‘non-surgical’ face and neck lift treatment using sutures such as Silhouette Soft to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating new collagen production, reducing wrinkles, tightening pores and creating volume.

Erbium resurfacing lasers: These more aggressive lasers can combat the increasing signs of sun damage and improve overall skin texture.

Radio Frequency, a non-invasive procedure to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck, making it a good alternative to a traditional facelift. It relies on Radio Frquency to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment resulting in tighter, smoother and more lifted skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 60’s

Some women select surgical options (blepharoplasty, facelift, necklift) to address age-related concerns and bring more youthful contours back to the face, but you can also restore volume to your face with a variety of nonsurgical treatments.

Wrinkle Relaxers. The aim is to soften the lines helping look fresher and rested. Anti-wrinkle injections can be also used to treat upper lip lines and to prevent the mouth corners from downturning.

Dermal fillers to replace the volume that has been lost. Volume loss causes marionette lines to form, the cheeks to flatten and for you to develop nasolabialfolds.

We aim to correct this volume loss and revert the shape of the face towards the inverted triangle that was present in your younger years.

Collagen stimulators to stimulate the formation of your own collagen for subtle, but noticeable results. They are injected deep in the dermal layer to reinforce your skin’s structure and to restore fullness and face contours.

The Silhouette Soft Thread lift (non-surgical facelift) is a minimally invasive treatment to redefine facial contours and combat sagging skin with immediate results.

If you aren’t a candidate for a facelift, you can still undergo a facial rejuvenation procedure using a skin resurfacing treatment that can smooth out lines and wrinkles, and also improve the texture and tone of your skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

How can I get started?

Every clients’ facial muscles and facial anatomy are different and therefore require a unique approach, so each service is completely customised. Our highly skilled and experienced Talent will address your skin concerns with specially tailored treatment programs, designed just for you. We are all about education, budget and making sure clients are fully aligned with the treatment plan.

To achieve the perfect result our Talent analyse the entire face and consider your facial proportions ensuring a natural result.

BOOK NOWby booking a complimentary consultation with our  talent / BOOK NOW.

Ready to get started?

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Are Microtreatments The Best New Beauty Procedures?

Microtreatments are quite a new concept in Perth and in Australia, but thousands of women over the world claim they create better results than any other option on the market today.

In most instances, microtreatments do not involve any surgery, and you can be in and out of the clinic in a matter of minutes or hours. Injections will be involved for the best outcomes, but that’s much better than going under the knife to achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you’re still not convinced about microtreatments, here are some examples of the type of concerns they can address and the benefits.

 

Improving crow’s feet and frown lines

Crow’s feet and frown lines can make people appear much older than they actually are. So, it makes sense that you will want to smooth them out as soon as they appear on your face (or before they do). While there are many moisturisers available on the market that claim to produce those results, few of them cut it in terms of real results.

There are also surgical options, but there is no need to spend that much money or put your body through such an invasive experience. Microtreatments are the perfect solution and can usually be administered in your lunch break with little downtime.

We encourage clients to book a consultation appointment with our Talent first, so you get all the information you require about the best ways to kick those tired eyes to the curb.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $130 per area

 

Smoothing and tightening the skin

When the skin on your face and neck becomes flabby and loose, you will begin to look old before your time. Again, there are lots of surgical solutions available, however, most experts agree there is no need to opt for something like that now we have microtreatments on the scene. Our Talent will take a look at your concerns and then offer advice on the best microtreatments to address them.

That will often involve the use of cutting-edge creams and moisturisers, and you might also benefit from cosmetic injectables like wrinkle relaxers or skin treatments like laser resurfacing.

Treatments like laser resurfacing can effectively combat the early signs of skin sagging and laxity.


Mesoestetic Chemical peels / $110 each
Wrinkle Relaxers / from $130 per area
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

Creating the illusion of high cheekbones

Microtreatment Doctors now offer cheek enhancement services that can help you to create the illusion of high cheekbones with dermal fillers. While it’s a temporary solution lasting 9 – 18 months before a top is due, you’re guaranteed to become the envy of your friends.

If you want to assess the results for yourself; book a complimentary consulatation to see if the treatment could benefit you. Some people spend thousands of dollars with plastic surgeons to get those desirable cheeks, but there are much more affordable options with correct combination of microtreatments.


Dermal Fillers / from $650

 

Microtreatments packages and pricing 

We have packaged some of our most popular microtreatments at very affordable prices. To achieve the perfect result our Talent analyse the entire face and consider your facial proportions ensuring a natural result. Each service is completely customised.

Injectables Packages / from $650
Current Offers / from $130

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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The Lesser Known Filler That Will Completely Change Your Skin

The extremes we go to get better skin are endless. Some of us slather on pricey skin care products, others treat their skin to regular facials, and a large majority head straight to the doctor’s office for the latest and greatest treatments and procedures.

But all of that may be changing as skinboosters popularity is on the rise. 

Skinboosters™ work to improve the skin’s overall quality by boosting hydration levels deep inside the skin and increasing its smoothness, elasticity and firmness.

For years, injectables and dermal fillers have been heralded as the remedy for adding back lost volume to the face, filling in lines and wrinkles and even augmenting some facial features. The lesser-known but very exciting category of HA fillers are known as skinboosters.

Skinboosters are totally different from what you currently know fillers as in that they improve the skin texture and elasticity. Most dermal fillers address volume and not necessarily the skin.

Used in the face, hands, décolleté and neck, and injected into the top layer of skin, skinboosters work best on areas of skin that are covered in teeny, tiny lines, like the sides of the cheeks or the chin. “Injecting skin boosters causes bioremodeling of the skin, activating elastin and collagen production and improving the look of damaged or aged skin,” says New York plastic surgeon Haideh Hirmand, MD.

Visible improvements to the skin can be seen after just one treatment boosting hydration for a beautiful glow.

Injections can be done up to three times initially and then again every six months to maintain skin quality and see the most dramatic change.

While skinboosters and other cosmetic injectables perform different functions, they are commonly used together with Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle relaxers.

Skinboosters are available at SKYN® Subiaco from $350 per session or $300 per ml when two or more mls are used in the initial treatment. Love the skin you’re in™! Book a complimentary consultation with SKYN Talent today!

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Treatment Areas

Skinboosters are a versatile and effective solution for skin concerns in the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Reference: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/
blogpost/11083-skin-boosters-fillers/

What’s the best way to fast-track a facelift?

FACELIFTS used to involve lengthy invasive surgery and months of painful recovery time.

However, times have changed and now there are fast-track options available, from 60-minute lunchtime lifts for premature skin changes, to thread lifts that treat loose or sagging skin. Many of the most popular procedures can be done in just one visit to the clinic.

Years ago the aim of a facelift was to stretch and tighten slack skin. The result was often an unnaturally smooth visage. Now the idea is to refresh and revitalise, with a final look so subtle you can’t tell whether anything has been done at all.

A good facelift makes patients look healthier, rather than different or operated on. We always say the best results should look as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. No matter which treatment you opt for, make sure you do your research and find a good Doctor. Never be afraid to ask questions about how much experience they have and read up on all the possible side-effects or complications.

THE NEW LIQUID LIFT

What is it: Also known as the Injectable Facelift, this procedure may use a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to sculpt the face, redefine the jaw and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Best for: The treatment is ideal if your skin is changing prematurely, including loss of volume, lines and loose skin. Expertly placed fillers contour the face and come in a range of options suitable for all skin types.
What happens: The treatment takes about an hour to perform, during which a combination of injectables is used to treat problem areas, including the cheeks, under-eye hollows, lines around the nose and lips. Wrinkle relaxers may then be used to minimise crow’s feet, lift the brows and open the eye area.
Results: Redness and slight bruising may occur but both can be easily covered with make-up. Results last about 18 months and the fillers used will continue to boost skin volume and tautness over time. Prices start from $650 for Instant Cheeks (1ml of dermal filler).

SILHOUETTE SOFT LIFT

What is it: Also known as the Puppet Lift, or Thread Lift, this is a non-invasive treatment using special dissolvable threads made from polylactic and glycolic acid to lift sagging skin.

Best for: This speedy and subtle 30-minute procedure is ideal if you have lost volume in the cheeks and want to refresh your look without fillers. It is also a good option if you have had a surgical facelift in the past and the results are starting to fade.

What happens: Tiny incisions are made near the hairline and along the jawline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging cheeks back into place. The threads can be tightened two weeks after the initial treatment if more lift is required.

Results: Mild swelling and redness may occur but this will disappear after a few days. Most people can return to work the same day. Results last up to a year and as the threads kick-start collagen production, they will continue to rejuvenate skin for three months after the procedure.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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How To Tighten Skin Without a Face Lift

“What’s revolutionary now in lifting/tightening/firming is the ability to stimulate multiple layers of skin, not just the surface layer,”

“The surface layer reveals many signs of aging, like fine lines, discoloration, blood vessels, sun spots, acne scars, etc. But it’s the remodeling of deep to surface collagen layers that lift and tighten.”

Until recently, the ways to tighten skin were either mild—stimulating collagen in the very top layers of skin with treatments like peels, retinoids, and certain kinds of lasers—or severe—CO2 peels or pulling the skin tight with a surgical facelift, both of which involve downtime and a greater amount of risk.

Many people who might’ve gotten a facelift in the past are now opting for dermatological treatments instead

or at least forestalling the need for one, says Santa Monica dermatologist Karyn Grossman: “A very detailed consultation is so important—you have to weigh so many considerations.” She mentions downtime, risk, cost, durability (how long the effects are going to last), severity (in terms of the resulting look), and potential scars as factors (Dr. Grossman also wrote this piece for us on aging well.)

Less invasive therapies are making huge strides, in any case. “I feel confident we are delaying the need for surgical tightening procedures, says Anolik. “This is not to say some people don’t need plastic surgery—I regularly recommend patients for it—but this is a way of looking and feeling younger with much less downtime.” Injectible fillers temporarily replace lost collagen a little deeper in the skin: Dermatologists inject a filler along, say, the cheekbone, and the volume it creates pulls up the skin below. This sort of lifting has its limits, and is easy to overdo, but can also really help. Another approach, threading, lifts with physical threads that bind to the tissues of the face and stimulate collagen growth there. “I’ve seen great results with the new threading,” notes Day. Grossman is excited about the new threads: “Reports from friends abroad have shown good results—the combination of threading with other therapies like Thermage [see below] will add a whole new frontier to minimally invasive procedures.”

The biggest non-invasive technological breakthroughs are in radiofrequency and ultrasound devices, which build collagen by sending energy to different layers of the skin, radiofrequency in a broad, diffuse way, and ultrasound in a deeper, targeted way. “Think of the collagen fibers as a loose-knit sweater, and these treatments tighten that sweater,” says Anolik. Both usually require skin-numbing but have no downtime because they work beneath the top layer of skin; significant results develop over a period of months as the body grows the new collagen. “Ulthera is the backbone of most of the tightening I do,” says Day, who supplements it with radiofrequency treatments like EndyMed and Thermage. “I find the EndyMed treatments make the effects of the Ulthera last longer.” Grossman considers Thermage her gold standard for tightening but feels Ulthera is equally effective; Anolik prefers Ulthera but uses Thermage in certain situations.

Grossman says she gets incredible upper-eye tightening results with Thermage treatments, and prefers another radiofrequency device called Forma, which requires multiple sessions, for fullness in the lower eye area. She also loves Thermage for the neck; Anolik likes combine Ulthera withWrinkle Relaxers—done a week before or after the Ulthera. “If I’m trying to lift the brow or the neck, but see muscle pull that is countering an upwards direction, then combining the process with Wrinkle Relaxers can be very helpful,” he says. “It helps create an optimal environment for unencumbered lifting.” Day likes Thermage for tightening the stomach and hips, and prefers Endymed for lifting the eye.

Microneedling technology combines with radiofrequency in several new devices. EndyMed makes an Intensif version of its radiofrequency device that uses microneedles to help remodel and build collagen. “What’s great with the EndyMed device is I can dial up or down the depth of the needles depending on the patient,” says Day. “It’s not a bloody procedure—there’s very little downtime. It’s reliable, it works on skin of color, for smoker’s lines around the lips, and it really lifts around the eyes. I like it for acne scars, too.”

 

Another emerging device, Infini, combines radiofrequency that’s able to target specific points in the skin the way Ulthera does, with the collagen-enhancing action of microneedles. “It’s exciting, and new, but the results are also new,” says Anolik. “It looks really promising. The idea with microneedling is you’re triggering an immune response to stimulate collagen production.

 

Grossman, too, is excited about microneedling: “It has beautiful results in the neck, and recent studies have shown it may also improve cellulite on the back of the legs.”

 

If the many options sound like too much, Day thinks about it differently: “I think you get the best results doing a little of a lot of things—skincare, neuromodulators, diet, exercise, fillers, devices. It isn’t about going big in one particular area. We age in many different ways, and so It’s better to do a little of one thing and a little bit of another. It’s no longer about chasing wrinkles: Now we investigate the wrinkle.”

Book a Consultation for non-surgical facelift options at SKYN

For a no out-of-pocket expenses consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Dermapen: A Noninvasive Alternative To Rejuvenate Your Skin

Everyone wants a fresh face in the summer, but getting your perfect glow can be confusing — what will it cost? How invasive do you need to go?

This week, we’re looking at non-invasive treatments under $400.

We headed to Wayzata Medical Spa to get answers about Dermapen — a procedure that sounds scary but could help you avoid Wrinkle Relaxers.

Jen Bressler is a 34-year-old stay at home mom. This isn’t her first time, after her first child, she felt tired.

 

“I had some areas on my skin that were concerning, especially under my eyes. The skin, even though I moisturize and take care of it, had gotten thin and cracked with age,” Bressler said.

So, she asked about Dermapen.

Licensed Esthetician Jill Schierholz describes it like a disposable rollerball with multiple needles.

Because it’s electronic, it’s regulated for depth and speed of the break in the skin.

“It’s essentially causing a micro injury to the skin with a micro-needle. In that way, it’s working a lot like a laser would without all the downtime and redness and inflammation that can be caused by the heat from a laser,” Schierholz said.

After the skin is cleaned, a numbing cream is applied. It rolls over areas of the mouth and eyes.

“It helps with the volume and natural collagen stimulation,” Schierholz said.

Even on the brow line, Jen barely flinches. Dermapen can be an alternative to Wrinkle Relaxers or help enhance injections.

“I like that it’s totally natural and nothing is getting injected,” Bressler said.

This is Jen’s fifth treatment. While she’s a little red after treatment, tinted moisturizer can be applied immediately. And days after treatment, she loves hearing what friends and family think.

 

“They’re like, ‘Oh my god, whatever she’s doing, it’s working. You look like you’re glowing’” Bressler said..

  • Results: 10/10 — she loved what she saw so much, she got five total treatments.

  • Best friend reactions: 10/10 — She was just at a wedding, where everyone commented on her “glow”

  • Price: 10/10 — She gives it a top rating, considering what the procedure is doing and the results you get

How can I get started?

DermaPen® Skin Needling single treatment face just $299 at SKYN (Usually $450)

Contact SKYN and book your Appointment today, call 08 9389 9022, or

Ready to get started?

A DermaPen® Skin Needling treatment for your face is just $299 at SKYN (Usually $450).

Call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

WRINKLES

ACNE SCARS

Actress Gillian Taylforth has ‘non-surgical face lift’ that uses a dissolvable thread to restore her skin ahead of her 60th birthday

  • Hollyoaks and EastEnders actress underwent new thread treatment

  • Takes about half an hour

  • Polylactic acid thread goes through skin after local anesthetic injections

Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for her role as Kathy Beale on EastEnders, is looking to refresh and rejuvenate as she approaches her 60th birthday.

The 59-year-old, who also appeared on Footballer’s Wives and The Bill, is celebrating her best skin with a non-surgical facelift called the Silhouette Soft.

The star was treated by Dr Aamer Khan at the Harley Street Skin Clinic – and she’s now the face of the effective procedure, which uses dissolvable thread to remove wrinkles.

During the procedure, which takes about half an hour, a thread made of polylactic acid is drawn through the skin.

‘The thread is used to give a tailor-made result, lifting specific parts of the face.’

This acid is completely biodegradable and acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen.

This action, which continues over time, apparently helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restore shapeliness to the face gradually and naturally.

During the procedure, which costs around £1,500 and takes around half an hour, a thread made of polylactic acid is drawn through the skin after injections of local anesthetic

The acid in the thread is completely biodegradable and acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen, say cosmetic surgeons 

The thread dissolves completely after 18 months and promises to have an immediate lift and lasting regenerative effect.

‘It produces an extremely natural-looking result which leaves the face completely mobile – very important in Gillian’s case as she is an actress. She is also a very animated woman who laughs and smiles all the time, so it was imperative that she could continue to emote.’

How can I get started?

  • Call SKYN to Book an appointment with our Talent today, 08 9389 9022 or request a booking online.