The Summer is now officially over... rainy mornings, darker nights and Strictly have already begun! However, that can only mean one thing – Christmas is coming! Whether you’re a bar humbug like our very own Dr Manning or counting down the days to put up your Christmas tree, everyone wants to look their best over this season.
It’s now only 12 weeks until the festive season and we want to help you look fabulous this Christmas with a few of the tweakments we offer here at River Aesthetics. To help you choose which tweakments you would like we’ve asked our River team what they will be having this month to get themselves party ready:
Dr Charlotte Woodward’s festive tweakment is luscious lips:
“Can I have everything? My main tweakment for this season is going to be lip fillers, as they are a must for me , so I can have luscious red Christmas lips at all our Christmas festivities.”
What are lip fillers?
As we age our lips lose fullness and definition due to the loss of hyaluronic acid. Our treatment counteracts this loss of volume by injecting hyaluronic acid back into the lips. The results are immediate and last for 6-9 months. Lips are an essential and expressive feature of the face and at River Aesthetics we create bespoke treatment plans for lip fillers and lip enhancement. For more information click here.
Dr Victoria Manning’s festive tweakment is our very own River Lift treatment:
“I’m going to be having our signature treatment – the River Lift - to tighten my jaw. It’s perfect timing as it takes 12 weeks to show the full benefits so I will be looking perfectly tweaked in time for my favourite time of year!”
What is the River Lift?
The River Lift redefines your facial contours and ignites the body’s own natural collagen production, it is a simple, non-surgical procedure taking less than 60 minutes, but lasting up to 18 months. Some of the best results and impact of the RiverLift are achieved through: redefined jaw line and reduced jowls, less evident nose to mouth lines, increased volume in the mid face and contour of cheek, rejuvenated neck by tightening laxity and reduced crêpey skin. The River Lift is a mix of thread lift treatment and ellansé treatments. For more information click here.
Gemma our leading aesthetic practitioner’s festive tweakments are all about skin:
“I will be having cheek and chin filler to give my face a sculpted look so I am selfie ready. I will also be having 1 carbon peel a month to have refreshed, exfoliated skin that is softened, smoothed, and firmed.”
What is the carbon peel?
The carbon laser peel, in particular, is often dubbed the ‘Hollywood Peel’ or ‘Red Carpet Peel’ because of celebrity interest. The results are incredible – refreshed, exfoliated skin that is softened, smoothed, and firmed in just 20 minutes. The carbon laser peel is most often used to address black heads, open pores and excess oil as a facial, but it can be performed anywhere on the body. This painless, 20-minute procedure delivers immediate benefits with lasting results. Carbon paste is a wonderful product designed to exfoliate the skin. A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores. Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon particles. When the laser is passed over the area it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it. For more information click here.
Jessica our aesthetic practitioner’s festive tweakment is botulinum toxin (Botox):
“I will be having botulinum toxin on my crows feet and frown lines to keep me looking as happy as I actually am this Christmas.”
What is Botox®?
Botox® is used to soften the action and reduce the tone of the muscles of facial expression which cause wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines between the eyebrows, crows feet around the eyes and also the lines that form across the forehead. River Aesthetics use anti-wrinkle injections to soften the frown lines between the eyebrows and the forehead, and also around the crow’s feet area of the eyes, helping to restore a refreshed appearance. At River Aesthetics we aim for a softer, more natural look which allows us to achieve a significant line improvement while maintaining normal facial expression. For more information click here.
Emily our patient co-ordinator’s festive tweakment is Coolsculpting:
“I will be having coolsculpting to shift my back fat as my exercising could use a little boost in the right direction to get it shifted. As you start to see your results 6 weeks post treatment and your optimum results are at 12 weeks I will be starting my coolsculpting this week to be sculpted by Christmas.”
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a fat freezing device which is the only FDA approved non- surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn pockets of fatty tissue. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle. Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. For more information click here.
Jasmine our patient co-ordinator’s festive tweakment is all about volume and beautification:
“I have noticed a lack of volume in my face since I turned 25, so cheek filler would be my ideal tweakment, as I am also getting smile lines, so would lift these up, as well as giving me the restored volume I have lost. Ellansé is the filler I would prefer, as this is what our expert doctors say is the ‘gift that keeps on giving’ as you get initial results straight after treatment but the treatment carries on working for 12 weeks and that is when you get your final result, as it is a collagen stimulator.”