It’s no surprise that many of us are feeling pretty, well, unpretty right now. Months of not being able to maintain our beauty regimes as we usually would because of the coronavirus pandemic have left most women – me included – not feeling, or looking our best.
Turning to hastily-bought-on-Amazon at-home alternatives over our usual professional treatments, while a handy solution to skipping the salon, battling the ravages of time and pandemic-induced stress simply cannot be addressed by slapping on a face mask – one from a tube, not the surgical kind – as you settle in for a Netflix binge on the sofa.
Add that to the horrors of daily Zoom meetings, which force you to stare at yourself in ways you’ve never done before, scrutinizing your face from every unflattering angle known to man, it’s no wonder global enquiries to cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries have gone through the roof.
So as we gradually emerge from our extended period of enforced hibernation, I’m certain it’s not just me who feels like something more often seen on an episode of The Walking Dead. But what are the best treatments to help unlock your lockdown face? The Gaggler quizzed aesthetic skincare expert Rebecca Treston at Dubai London Clinic on the brilliant hi-tech beauty boosters that are key to getting your face back to it’s pre-pandemic best. Let’s just say I’m booking myself in for all five of the below…
This new, non-surgical procedure offers facial rejuvenation for all skin types without any of the negative impacts of surgery. Working effectively against signs of sagging or wrinkling, this specialist treatment combats all of the physical markers of ageing. Fotona’s Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths work together to enable four different modes of lifting procedure for all facial areas, while collagen is restored and skin elasticity stimulated. Not only does this unique combination of laser lifting technology ensure that skin is restored to its natural and youthful appearance, the advanced scientific technology also works alongside the skin’s natural defences to provide a result that is immediate and long-lasting.
This 20-minute miracle skin revitalization procedure gives a brighter, more radiant and even complexion. Combining the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to cause an intense, non-thermal, photo mechanical disruption and remodelling of the upper dermis, the PICO Genesis laser delivers picosecond pulses that shatter unwanted pigment, leaving skin clearer and giving a more uniform complexion. The non-thermal PICO Genesis laser procedure also remodels the skin’s deeper layer to completely rejuvenate the skin without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
Key to Starwalker is the dual technology that harnesses the power of a Pico laser with the energy of a Q-Switched Laser. Boasting powerful bursts of laser energy, skin pigmentations, and irregularities can be photo-acoustically broken apart into smaller, more easily eliminated particles. Highly effective in treating acne breakouts, scars, and tattoo removal, this state-of-the-art machine also boasts a fourth skill – permanent hair removal.
BroadBand Light (BBL)
More powerful and more precise than IPL, BroadBand Light (BBL) offers a safe way to treat conditions associated with skin ageing, active lifestyles and sun damage to completely rejuvenate the complexion. In addition, the photothermal energy can be adapted to the required wavelengths to eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.After one treatment, the skin is clearer, tighter, and smoother. Any area of the body can be treated, but the most commonly treated areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight, namely the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
Incorporating three industry-leading technologies: TriPollar® RF energy, Dynamic Muscle Activation(DMA), and Hybrid Energy Technology, the LEGEND system can be used for a triple impact treatment, namely dermal volumizing, skin tightening, and body sculpting. RF is utilized to stimulate collagen and elastin production which results in smoother, tighter, and firmer skin with a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles; DMA improves and enhances muscle tone by applying electrical current and Hybrid Energy Technology delivers controlled ablation to resurface the epidermis.
For more information, visit The Dubai London Clinic.