Face pampering in Wilmslow

Everyone strives to have the perfect skin, and many invest heavily trying to do this. With so many different options to choose from it’s difficult knowing what will work and what will just leave a dent in your bank balance. When I heard a local clinic was holding an Open Day with special offers on their facials I was keen to try it out.

Care Of The Skin, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, have 35 years experience in skin care and have consulted with top dermatologists, surgeons and physicians so they can offer the safest and most effective treatment in aesthetics. This enables them to offer tailored and bespoke treatments performed to the highest standards.

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The treatment on offer today was a Hydrafacial. The aim is to rejuvenate and protect the skin leaving it with a natural, healthy looking complexion. The facial is an invigorating treatment which delivers long-term tailored skin health, with no down time or irritation and can give instant, noticeable results. It works by removing dead skin cells and extracts impurities, whilst at the same time drenched the new skin with cleansing, dehydrating and moisturising serum. The smooth results can last for at least 7 days, with monthly treatments recommended to keep your skin in tip-top condition and improving the vision of  fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin.

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When I arrived at the clinic the very important red carpet greeted me the clinic staff warmly welcomed me. I went to the bright and airy treatment room ready for my procedure.  The clinician talked me through the process and we were all set to go!

  • Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation. This was performed using a small ‘deplanning’ tool to open pores and sweep away makeup debris and dead skin cells. It wasn’t painful and I could feel years and years of grime being whisked away.
  • Step 2: Acid peel. Not as scary as it sounds! This gentle/salicylic peel did not tingle or burn and left me feeling light and refreshed. It comes in a lower dose than a regular peel so there is no post-peel scaling.
  • Step 3: Extractions. Performed by using a vortex-extraction nozzle that acts like a vacuüm to empty the clogged pores. If you’re of a curious nature you can watch exactly what comes out! It’s more than you think and really highlights the need for good skin care.
  • Step 4: Serum application. Applied using the vortex-fusion tool, this is the perfect end to this amazing treatment. The serum finishes of the skin with an antioxidant and collagen rich light lotion to leave you feeling flawless by promoting elasticity and hydration.

After the treatment had finished my skin felt radiant. It felt light, fresh and so soft! I could visibly see a difference too and it was pleasing these effects lasted for several days after. It was invigorating that I’d had all the grime and dead skin cells removed and the clinician gave me some tips on my skin care routine to avoid any future build ups. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I would definitely return for a further treatment.

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