Non-invasive beauty treatments

Scared of going under the knife but want to see results?

Then a new non-invasive treatment could be right up your street

Words by Roz Erskine

Dermaroller

TRANSFORM CLINIC, GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH
0800 655 6406, www.transforminglives.co.uk
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Used by many Hollywood A-listers, including Angelina Jolie, this treamtent involves advanced micro-medical skin needling with a spiked ‘roller’. Admittedly the tool looks a little scary but the process stimulates skin to produce collagen and repair itself naturally and safely, resulting in flawless-looking skin which is noticeably brighter, smoother and healthier. Dermaroller can also help with skin that has been scarred from acne.
HOW MUCH? from £350 per session.

IPL Laser

SCULPTUA CLINIC, 13 ROYAL CRESCENT, GLASGOW
0845 277 0989, www.sculptaclinic.co.uk
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), at this one-stop-shop for cosmetic and aesthetic treatments in Glasgow’s West End, combines permanent hair reduction with radiance-boosting skin treatments using light energy and photorejuvenation processes. The treatment wor ks by emitting an intense burst of light through the top layer of the skin. This then penetrates dow n to the deeper layer of the skin to destroy unwanted skin cells thereby promoting new collagen formation.
HOW MUCH? From £50 per session, dependent on area.

Medical Microdermabrasion

VISAGE LIFESTYLE CLINIC, 61 MILLER STREET, GLASGOW
0800 040 7700, www.visage-glasgow.co.uk
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Despite sounding very much like a hospital procedure, this treatment at one of Glasgow’s leading non-invasive specialists, is in fact a deep exfoliation which reduces the appearance of scarring, fine lines, wrinkles and helps combat pigmentation problems, uneven skin tone and dull or sun-damaged skin. A specialist machine produces a jet of crystals that is propelled across the skin surface through a sealed tube, before a vacuum is used to remove them and any dead skin cells.
HOW MUCH? £55 per treatment.

Non-Surgical Nose Job

LA BELLE FORME, WILSON STREET, GLASGOW & HERIOT ROW, EDINBURGH
0141 552 0828, www.labelleforme.co.uk
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La Belle Forme offers a variety of affordable surgical and non-surg ical procedures and one of the most-requested for brides-to-be those who hate their hooter but don’t want the fuss (and black eyes) of surgery, is the non-surgical nose job. A topical anaesthetic is applied before fillers are injected to smooth out the appearance of bumps, drooping skin and generally refine the shape.
HOW MUCH? from £190.

Instant Facelift

FACE & BODY CLINIC, EDINBURGH, DUNFERMLINE & KIRKCALDY
0845 070 5538, www.faceandbody.co.uk
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If you crave a youthful appearence, a non-surgical facelift under the guidance of Dr. Victoria Dobbie could give you the results you want. This procedure combines a number of botox and derma-filler techniques to give facial re-contouring results and an immediate ‘facelift’. The bonus is that clients can return to normal life the next day without bandages or bruising and the treatment can soften under-eye circles, redefine and smooth the forehead and eyebrow areas and restore volume to the cheeks.
HOW MUCH? £1500

CACI Ultimate

RADCLIFFES, WILSON STREET, GLASGOW
0141 552 0478, www.radcliffesbeauty.co.uk
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CACI Ultimate is a combination of Or bital Microdermabrasion with LED lig ht therapy for face and body. This unique technology involves a hygienic system that doesn’t drag on the skin and leaves no irritation. Using an abrasive disposable, treatment head tailored to your skin ty pe, the process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin leaving skin firmer and more youthful.
HOW MUCH? from £40 for 30 minutes.

Electrolyte Body Sculpting

INCHLOSS CLINIC, VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL SCOTLAND
0131 446 0340, www.inchlossclinic.com
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This treatment uses the latest technology to exercise all the major muscle g roups while you sit back and relax. A machine delivers microcur rents to specific areas of the body via pads, which, in turn, causes the muscles to contract. At average intensity setting, the exercise value der ived from a single treatment will be the equivalent of 1000 push-ups, 1000 full-squat jumps, 1000 sit-ups or 1000 scissor leg lifts, all without the sweat!
HOW MUCH? Price on application.

Thread Vein Removal

KINGS CLINIC, WATERLOO STREET, GLASGOW
0141 221 6611, www.kingsclinic.com
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Get picture perfect pins for honeymoon at this smart clinic in Glasgow city cent re. Under the exper t guidance of Dr Peter Hickman or Dr Heather Muir, a jet of cold air is used to numb the skin on the legs before a laser blasts any unsightly veins. This causes them to break-up and be absorbed back into the blood stream, a process that’s not as uncomfortable as it sounds.
HOW MUCH? from £95.

Zeltiq Cool Sculpting

BEYOND MEDISPA AT HARVEY NICHOLS, EDINBURGH
0131 524 8332, www.beyondmedispa.co.uk
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A totally new and completely non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in ‘problem’ areas of the body (say bye bye to muffin top or post-pre gnancy paunch). During the procedure, an applicator is applied to the skin surface to deliver precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells. The fat cells are then gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, so it delivers body-contouring results for hard to shift areas that exercise or diet haven’t helped.
HOW MUCH? Price on application.

Crystal Clear Cellulite & Body Firming

ONE SPA, GLASGOW & STIRLING
0131 221 7777, www.onespa.com
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With the aim of tranforming unsig htly orange peel bumps to peachy smooth skin, this treatment is a new cellulitebusting wonder which targets those pesky problem areas while also toning, firming, lifting and generally improving the skin texture. Using a unique dual-action that combines vacuum and pulsed programmes, the treatment helps re lease the fat from the tight connective tissue which holds the fat cells together and expels toxins and water.
HOW MUCH? from £35.

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