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Our environmentally friendly soap gift to you this Christmas

Here at Serenity we are always mindful of the impact that our lifestyles are having on the planet and this year has been no exception with regards to the current plastic crisis threatening our oceans. With our thinking caps on, we decided to try something different & have been very busy behind the scenes making beautiful, completely organic, natural soap.

Did you know that only 9% of the plastic ever made has been recycled?

Throughout December when we see you in clinic for any treatment, we would like to give you one of our lovingly made bars of soap to try for yourself. While supplies last you will have a choice of refreshing Lemon & Poppy seed, relaxing French Lavender or indulgent Frankincense, Myrrh & Gold, plus you will receive an exfoliating soap-saver bag to use the soap in while you take a shower.

Our aim is to highlight that it is not necessary to be buying plastic bottles filled with sulphates, parabens  & other chemicals in order to wash yourself in the shower.

Studies have shown that the carbon footprint of liquid soap is 25% larger than that of bar soap, with liquid soap needing five times more energy to produce & up to 20 times more packaging!

We often think that bars of soap will leave the skin feeling dry after washing, but this does not have to be the case. The soap you will receive is completely organic and has been made with vegetable & coconut oil based glycerin & essential oils. Because there are no animal oils, the soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind.

Another great point to note is that bars of soap can be put in your hand luggage next time you fly with just a carry on suitcase!

We hope you enjoy trying out our soap as much as we enjoyed making them for you. Please join us moving forward in making extra efforts to reduce, re-use & recycle wherever possible. Your efforts may seem like a drop in the ocean but collectively the impact is huge.

Have a wonderful month & if we don’t get chance to see you in December we hope to see you in the new year where we have lots of exciting new things to share with you.

Best wishes,

Shaun & Victoria

Rejuvenated collagen supplements

Collagen supplements to support firm youthful skin

Collagen supplements to support firm youthful skin

September see’s the official launch of Rejuvenated© collagen supplements & products on our shelves here at Serenity Aesthetics. Over the last six 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 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

 

 

 

Serenity Aesthetics Skin clinic

Dermal fillers & how they can be best used for you. We help you with your journey & explain the science behind.

We have many patients visit our Leeds City Centre based clinic and ask us about dermal 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 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 dermal fillers.

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.

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. 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.

“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.

 

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

Dermal filler was added 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 here was added 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, 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 01138214565 

email info@serenityaesthetics.co.uk

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The importance of sunscreen #SkinCare

We see so many patients in clinic who are not using a daily sunscreen even in our miserable
weather or patients who like to get a tan as they feel it makes them look healthy. We are
sorry to tell you, but there is no such thing as a healthy tan and it is important that you
understand the sun’s impact on your skin, after all, you wear it every day.
Short term sun damage presents as sunburn. Long term unprotected sun exposure causes
gradual damage to skin known as sun damage, and accounts for around 90% of the signs of
skin ageing.

UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn because they damage the skin’s more superficial
epidermal layers and also play a big part in the development of skin cancer. These rays vary
according to the weather conditions, being more intense on a hot summers day.

UVA rays are present every day of the year at equal intensity during daylight hours. These
rays penetrate into the deeper skin layers affecting collagen, elastin and blood vessels.
An SPF of 30 blocks 96.7% of UV rays so only allowing 3.3% to pass through, compared with
an SPF of 15 which blocks 93.3%, allowing 6.7% through, which is twice as much.
It is therefore extremely important that you purchase ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreens to
ensure you are protected from both the UVA and UVB rays. There has been an increase in
skin cancer rates in North America, which may be down to UVB focused sunscreens, which
will prevent burning but will increase your risk of UVA damage.

There are two types of sunscreen filters, chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen filters
are made up of small particles that are absorbed into the skin, with dozens of studies done
in the last decade showing the harmful effects these have. Many sunscreen chemicals are
known/suspected hormone disruptors, allergens and carcinogens. Not only do they have
this health implications but they do damage to the environment when washed off in the
sea, killing marine life and damaging reefs.
Sunscreen is also needed to protect the skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage our
skin by damaging our DNA. Typical sunscreens only protect up to 55% from free radicals.
Alumier sunscreens are packed with different types of antioxidants for a full range of
protection and only use physical filters to give you the safest protection. They are also free
from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil and dyes. Sunscreen is recognised that the most
effective cosmeceutical used to prevent and reverse the signs of ageing is sunscreen.

Our top tips for staying safe in the sun are:
1. Limit your sun exposure- Stay out of the sun between 11am-4pm.
2. Cover up- Wear sunglasses and a hat.
3. Use enough sunscreen- Wear it every day and use around ¼ tsp for your face.
4. Timing- Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out.
5. Reapply- reapply every 3 hours if you are outside for long periods and reapply after
swimming, washing, sweating.

Alumier sunscreens come in a travel friendly 60mL bottle and costs just £35. A range
of tints and sunscreens are available to suit your skin needs as we appreciate one
size does not fit all. Our favourite is the sheer hydration giving a glow to the face,
available in a tinted and non-tinted version. Alumier also offer a matte sunscreen for
those that are the more oily skin type. For those that suffer with sever breakouts and
acne, the clear shield sunscreen is a non-comedogenic, ensuring that it does not clog
pores and lead to further breakouts, like so many sunscreens do.

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skincare advice leeds

For purchases or for a FREE full skin consultation and assessment contact Serenity
Aesthetics on 01138214565 or email info@serenityaesthetics.co.uk

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Have you been contemplating dermal fillers? Here is our guide to help you with your journey.

Dermal 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 fillers 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 available on the market. At Serenity Aesthetics we only use industry gold standard products to ensure we deliver you procedures with the evidence behind them. Dermal fillers come in a range of viscosities and are selected specifically for areas and the volume required. This will be discussed by your Aesthetic Practitioner during consultation.

dermal fillers leeds

Teosyal and Juvederm 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/prices-non-surgical-treatments-leeds/

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

If you would like any more information or to book a consultation please call 01138214565 or email info@serenityaesthetics.co.uk

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The difference between over the counter and pharmaceutical grade skincare products.

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, one needs to know the difference between ‘over the counter’ and ‘pharmaceutical grade’ skincare.

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