Taking steps to protect the world environment & be a responsible business

The world environment- What we are doing as a clinic to be responsible

June 5th was the official ‘World Environment Day’, but here at Serenity we wholeheartedly believe that the world environment should come first every day. Month on month we see heightened exposure of environmental issues and the impact that our lifestyles are having throughout the world. Combine that with almost daily news reports and social media exposure highlighting the devastating impact that pollution, temperature & acidity increases are having on our oceans & other ecosystems.

It breaks our hearts when we see the amount of packaging used throughout the running of the business, so we wanted to share with you some of the conscious changes we have passionately implemented during the last eight years in order to try and reduce our carbon footprint and protect the world environment.

One of our earliest investments was back in 2016 when we became the second business in Leeds to register with 1% For The Planet – a global movement which encourages businesses and individuals to donate 1% of their gross annual income to help support world environmental solutions all over the world. After careful consideration and input from speaking with our patients we chose to support Rainforest Concern who work alongside indigenous people to protect threatened natural habitats and the biodiversity that they contain.

In 2017 we finally got our first clinic which mean we could start stocking medical grade skincare and without a question of a doubt it had to be AlumierMD. Not only were we won over by their clean science approach to great skincare, but their policy against animal testing, recyclable packaging and their efforts to support less fortunate people in the world completely won our hearts. During our incredible two year journey with AlumierMD so far we have struggled to keep our shelves stocked, even more exciting is that we have been invited to become ambassadors of the brand. Obviously we said yes.

So far during 2019 we have been able to introduce:

  • Biodegradable latex free gloves for use during treatments, the first clinic that we know of to do this.
  • Environmentally friendly bamboo tissues, toilet rolls and surface wipes from ‘Who Gives A Crap’. The biodegradable surface wipes used alongside our BioD multi-surface sanitiser will allow us to ditch our previous non-recyclable sanitising wipes. Bamboo 
  • Reusable organic bamboo cotton pads for use during AlumierMD chemical peel treatments instead of the disposable gauze we were using. As with all of our laundry, these will be boil washed to ensure the same level of hygiene is maintained during treatments.
  • Fully biodegradable bamboo facial cleansing wipes for makeup removal.
  • Street collection of business recycling waste by the council in the city centre is non-existent, so we take all glass, cardboard and recyclable plastic waste to be recycled where possible.

This year we have also been working closely alongside independent, Hull based company BioD who specialise in using plant based ingredients to make ethical, eco-friendly, cruelty free, biodegradable and hypoallergenic cleaning products all made here in the UK. All of the cleaning products we will use in the clinic and at home from now on are safe, healthy and kinder to the environment. The BioD range is extensive and made without using GMO’s, bleach/chlorine, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, phosphates, E.D.T.A, enzymes, lanolin, optical brighteners, urea, tallow & petroleum-derived additives to name but a few, making all products 100% hypoallergenic. Please consider switching to environmentally friendly products in your life if you don’t already, find out more information from their website (This month while stocks last we have BioD samples for you to try for yourself).

We all have the luxury of choice in this world, unlike our plant and animal friends. At Serenity we are taking take that choice and making the most environmentally and health conscious decisions that we can, putting them before profit. Who knows what changes we will make in the future but we can assure you they will only have the interests of the world environment at heart.

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The Difference Between Over The Counter And Pharmaceutical Grade Skincare Products.

Alumier MD Pharmaceutical-Grade Products Are Simply The Best For Your Skin

Are you wasting money on ineffective skincare products? Are you buying  ‘simple & natural’ products for your sensitive skin, which are in fact packed with inactive compounds, fragrance masking chemicals & preservatives? Speak to us today about AlumierMD pharmaceutical grade skincare, prescribed specifically to your skins needs by medically trained professionals.

Skincare products are the least invasive method of changing the appearance of your skin. However in order to get the best results, you need to know the difference between ‘over the counter’ and ‘pharmaceutical grade’ skincare.

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Top 5 Alumier home skincare products by Serenity Aesthetics Leeds

Alumier Skincare Products Are The Best For Your Skin

As the no1 provider of Alumier skincare Leeds & Alumier Ambassadors, we wanted to provide you with an update on the Top 5 Alumier home skincare products to leave our shelves over the last year.

Two years ago, we were chosen by Alumier to represent the brand at Serenity Aesthetics Leeds & provide our patients with customised, second to none, medical grade skincare. Comprising of professional in-clinic treatments & home skin-care options, the results Victoria & I have experienced both first hand & in the skin requirements of our patients has been truly transformative.

AHA Renewal Serum

This powerful 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acid serum works overnight to exfoliate the skin. With a unique combination of clarifying exfoliators & hydrators, the skin’s texture & tone are enhanced whilst reducing the visible signs of aging.

EverActive C&E

The EverActive C&E is a high-strength vitamin C (15%) and E serum. Featuring a unique delivery system ensuring the vitamin C complex is always optimally active, reducing the appearance of fine lines, revitalizing skin. The vitamin C powder is kept separate in a unique cap and only mixed into the bottle of serum when you are ready to use it. This product is applied each morning after cleansing.

EvenTone Brightening Serum

Using skin-lightening agents such as white shitake mushroom, emblica, liquorice root extract & B-White. Applied twice daily after cleansing, this hydroquinone-free, lightweight serum brightens the complexion & reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Can be used alongside Intellibright complex serum to further reduce the signs of pigmentation.

Acne Balancing Serum

This lightweight serum penetrates the pores to heal the skin and it doing so acne is reduced and new pimples are prevented. Used twice daily after cleansing for maximum efficacy. Non-comedogenic HydraSmooth moisturiser is also used in addition at bedtime to restore clarity to acne-prone skin.

Retinol Resurfacing Serum (vitamin A)

By far our most popular selling active serum, retinols have several key anti-aging benefits. These include reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, hyperpigmentation & blemishes. Skin firmness, strength & elasticity are also improved. Alumier retinol serums are ‘micro-encapsulated’ providing gentle, slow release retinol into the skin which in turn minimises irritation commonly associated retinols. These serums also contain MATRIXYL synthe’6, hyaluronic acid & vitamin B3 to promote skin strength and hydration. Retinol is used at night time after cleansing.

If that wasn’t enough, remember that all Alumier products come from a ‘clean science’ approach and are free from sulfates, parabens, dyes & perfumes. The safety of these chemical additives is repeatedly questioned as an ever increasing health-conscious movement spreads across the world. Do not underestimate the power of Alumier skincare until you have tried it for yourself.

This is just a snapshot of the Top 5 Alumier home skincare out of the complete Alumier product portfolio which, is set to increase over the next 18 months with a prescription only range brand new to the UK. All skin types are treatable with this skincare range including sensitive, dry, normal, combination, oily, dehydrated, acne, pigmented & rosacea. Book your free consultation today with Serenity Aesthetics to discuss a bespoke Alumier medical grade skincare Leeds regime specific to your skin’s requirements.



Rejuvenated collagen supplements leeds

Collagen supplements to support firm youthful skin

Collagen supplements to support firm youthful skin

Here at Serenity Aesthetics, we stock Rejuvenated© collagen supplements & products. Over the last 18 months we have been trying & testing the best collagen supplements on the market so that you don’t have to. This is an exciting time for Serenity as we will be the only stockist of Rejuvenated products in the Leeds area.

So what is collagen?

Simply put, collagen is the most abundant & main structural protein found in the body. It is found in the skin, bones and other connective tissues such as muscles, ligaments & tendons. Collagen acts as a glue or scaffold which provides strength and structure. Other uses for collagen within the body include joint health, flexibility & mobility, circulation, hair, nails, wound healing & weight loss. Collagen also helps to protect cells from free radical & oxidative damage.

How might collagen supplements benefit you?

Around 75% of your skin is made up of collagen, however, from 25 years of age, collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% each year meaning that by the age of 45, collagen levels may have fallen by as much as 30%. Such a drop in collagen levels within the body can manifest not only as lines, wrinkles and dry skin, but weak, thinning hair, brittle nails & physical diseases associated with joints, mobility & digestion. All this being said, it makes sense then to start supplementing your diet with high grade collagen

The Rejuvenated Collagen Shots® & Veggiecol® range.

Rejuvenated pride themselves on using 100% natural, traceable, ethically sourced, non-GMO ingredients in all of their products. No artificial sweeteners, flavourings or preservatives are used either.

From September there will be two types of collagen supplements available to buy at Serenity. Collagen Shots® which contain 10,000mg hydrolysed marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, acai berry super antioxidant, combined with vitamin B3, B5, C with zinc and copper. Veggiecol® uses a unique patented extract formula which combines collagen, hyaluronic acid & over 500 different ingredients with super fruit acai berry, vitamin C, vitamin B (niacin), copper and zinc. Hydrolysed collagen is very easily absorbed through the stomach (upto 95%).

Taking either the Rejuvenated Collagen Shots or the Veggiecol capsules if your vegetarian, helps to promote:

  • More radiant skin.
  • Delay in the early signs of ageing.
  • Boost natural collagen, elastin & hydration.
  • Reduce fine lines & wrinkles.
  • Support bones & joints.
  • Nourish from the inside out.

Rejuvenated collagen shots contain up to 5 times more collagen than other ready made bottles often found on high street shelves like Boots.

How to take your Rejuvenated collagen shots.

All you need to do is mix the collagen shot in a glass of water and drink on an empty stomach 1hr before bed each night. Veggiecol comes as capsules to swallow, also at night.

Allergy Information.

For those allergic to fish, Rejuvenated collagen shots are not suitable & Veggicol should be taken instead.

Introductory offer

Throughout September in the Serenity Skin Clinic we are  offering 10% discount on the regular retail price of all the Rejuvenated products.

Click here to watch why collagen supplements can help your skin

Here is a useful article from Cognitune about the benefits of Collagen.

Teosyal dermal fillers leeds

Dermal Fillers Guide – Have you been contemplating dermal fillers and lip fillers?

Lip Fillers & Dermal Fillers Guide

Dermal fillers and Lip Fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid, which is grown in a laboratory. This is naturally occurring in our skin and serves a variety of purposes. Youthful skin retains its turgor, resilience and pliability, among others, due to its high content of water. Daily external injury, in addition to the normal process of aging, causes loss of moisture. The key molecule involved in skin moisture is hyaluronic acid that has unique capacity in retaining water.

We are able to use dermal filler treatments to replicated bone, subcutaneous fat, to add more volume creating contours and symmetry to the face, to rejuvenate the ageing face, or to give overall hydration to improve skin texture. There are a variety of dermal fillers and lip fillers available on the market. At Serenity Aesthetics skin clinic in Leeds, we only use industry gold standard products to ensure we deliver you procedures with the evidence behind them. Dermal fillers and lip fillers come in a range of viscosities and are selected specifically for areas and the volume required. This will be discussed by your Serenity Aesthetics Skin Clinic practitioner during consultation.

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Teosyal and Juvederm are traditional dermal fillers, dependent on the particle size and where they are placed, last from 6-12 months. The Teosyal RHA range lasts longer due to the elastic nature of the product. This helps to prolong breakdown by moving harmoniously with the skin and gives a more natural appearance. These dermal fillers typically last from 9-22 months.

1mL of dermal filler equates to 1/5th of a teaspoon which can give good improvement to younger patients and older, however if there is a significant ageing or volume required you may require more than 1mL.

Areas which can be treated with dermal fillers include volumising young or ageing lips; smoker’s lines; chin & jawline contouring; cheeks; temples; forehead rejuvenation; nose; under eye hollowing; back of hands; full facial rejuvenation with skin beauty boosters; décolletage rejuvenation.

We believe in the natural look and will never make you look ‘done’. Our aim is to have your friends, family and colleagues admiring your freshness rather than thinking you have had assistance with aesthetic procedures.

Patients often ask if the procedures hurt. We make your experience as comfortable as possible, using numbing creams and techniques to minimise discomfort. If you are anxious and would like a dental block for lip or peri-oral treatments we can accommodate this.

It is very important that you make an informed choice when it comes to dermal filler procedures. This is a medical procedure and your practitioner will thoroughly discuss potential side effects as well as treatment outcomes at your consultation.

For our prices please refer to https://serenityaesthetics.co.uk/pricelist/

Our practitioners are highly advanced and understand that the non-surgical field is continuously evolving and developing. This is why at Serenity Aesthetics skin clinic in Leeds, we continue to invest heavily in continued professional development by attending world-renowned conferences and highly advanced training year in and year out.

We always use the best quality products – products which can only be administered by a trained professional. Here is an article explaining the difference between over the counter and pharmacy-grade products.

Other treatments to consider include skin peels which can really make you skin look brighter and younger.

If you would like any more information or to book a consultation please call 01138214565 or email [email protected]

Lip Fillers Leeds

Lip filler treatments and dermal filler treatments & how they can be best used for you. We help you with your journey & explain the science behind.

If You Are Planning Lip Fillers Or Dermal Fillers Then Knowledge Is Key

We have many patients visit our Leeds City Centre based skin clinic and ask us about dermal filler treatments and lip fillers, and how they can benefit them?

It is, of course, a subjective choice as to whether you feel this medical procedure is for you but what we can tell you is that lip fillers and dermal fillers have restored many of our patients self-confidence and being able to deliver this positive attitude of self-worth is a one of the best parts of our job!

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We believe many of our patients can relate to the feeling of overall ageing, facial volume loss and changes happening to the structures of the face. Over time the middle section of the face begins to “fall down” whilst the underlying bone gets reabsorbed and the deep fat compartments begin to reduce in size. This coupled with skin changes, loss of elastin and collagen make us feel less youthful and create shadows on the face, which are associated with age.  

I believe it important to recognise we are all going to age and therefore it important not to obsess over every line and wrinkle. I explain to all my patients that achieving a natural look of around 10 years younger is a sensible and achievable result which will have your friends, family and colleagues wondering what your secret is without giving the game away that you have had lip filler treatments or dermal filler treatments.

On the other hand the approach we take to my younger patients is slightly different. Our younger patients often feel that they lack contour, definition and sometimes balanced proportions to their face. This is simply about enhancing the natural beauty already there by evening asymmetries, creating beautiful angles to the face and volumisation. so again, there is a role for lip fillers and dermal filler treatments, but to achieve a different outcome.

I’ve heard of Teosyal RHA dermal filler, what is this?

Dermal fillers have come along way and now with the Resilient Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler Teosyal range (RHA), it is possible to achieve the most natural of looks whether you are addressing ageing concerns or are looking for an enhancement.

The reason why Resilient hyaluronic acid dermal fillers give such a natural appearance is that they are designed to stretch and bend within the skin and therefore sit within the skin tissue with no give away that the result is from dermal fillers treatments. This also means that the longevity of the product is increased as it is not under the same force from dynamic movement as traditional fillers.

“With Lip Fillers and Dermal Fillers – Education is key”

Anatomical understanding is absolutely imperative in ensuring results are natural and appropriate with only evidence based techniques used. It is also to ensure that the procedures carried out are as safe as possible.

We at Serenity Aesthetics, Leeds know that knowledge is key and therefore every year we invest heavily in the most advanced education possible in our industry. Our latest education involves a 10 month course with industry leader, Dr Lee Walker. Not only has he founded the Northern Aesthetic Practitioner Group but he is a key speaker for Teosyal and a member of the board of Save Face. His contributions to our field are formidable. His Mentorship course is seen as one of the most advanced to complete in our field.

With many advanced courses lasting just one day and practitioners able to offer injectables after completing a foundation one day course, we strive to standout from the crowd.

How can dermal fillers be applied to me?

Below are two examples of a recent cases.

This patient wanted to enhance her own features and the result shown was built up over multiple visits.

Dermal filler injections were applied to the midface/ cheek sections, the chin and the lips. As you can see the result is very natural but has given more contour to the cheeks, lifted the jowl area and has given a more proportioned and oval appearance to the face. Approximately 4.5mL of product have been used throughout her journey.

This wonderful patient has been told by friends and colleagues that they could not put their fingers on what is was this patient had done. We believe she looks amazing! Please note the after picture is immediately after treatment. The results will continue to improve over the course of 4 weeks.

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The next patient had very clear tear troughs, with midface/ cheek flattening and jowls. Dermal filler injections were applied to the cheek area only but by careful consideration of anatomy, the tear troughs and jowls have also been visually improved, not just the cheek area.

You will also observe that the corners of the mouth have also been impacted and look more elevated. This is an area that many of patients are concerned with. This demonstrates that it is not a case of treating each individual concern as a separate entity.

By understanding the ageing process correctly and the anatomy multiple areas can be addressed without becoming a “line chaser”. Approximately 3mL of product have been used here. Again, the after picture is immediately after treatment. The results will continue to improve over the course of 4 weeks.

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As you can see, lip fillers and dermal fillers do not have to give you that Jackie Stallone appearance. We will always strive to give you the best possible results.

For prices please see our price list

For further information or for a free consultation

call us on 0113 821 4565 

email: [email protected]