What are tweakments?

All those non-surgical cosmetic procedures that you have heard of – such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatment and skin peels – are commonly known as tweakments.

To find a tweakment, decide which area of your face is bothering you. Hover over that area on the face here, select it, and you will see a list of tweakments that could be used in this area. Click on one to explore further.

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Tweak of the Week

How to treat sunken and hollow eyes

Sunken hollows beneath the eyes are the bane of many people’s lives and can give you an ‘always tired’ look. They come about due to a loss of volume in the undereye area, also called the ‘tear troughs’. Careful placement of a lightweight filler gel made from hyaluronic acid can fill in this sunken area and offset the appearance of hollowness.

Tear-trough work is all about creating a smooth junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. It sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a rather tricky treatment to pull off successfully.

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Routines

Which products can you buy to amplify your home skincare routine? Here's my pick of skincare that makes a difference, supplements that are proven to boost collagen levels and hydration within the skin, and the beauty devices that really work.

Skincare Suggestions

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS! BEAR WITH ME! Here’s my skincare shortlist. These products will all work hard to improve your skin. Choose the appropriate ones for your skincare concerns, and use them like medicine. By that, I mean use them as it tells you on the directions that come with the product, and be patient. Skincare can help to make great improvements in your complexion, but you do need to give it time.

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Supplements for Your Skin

Do skincare supplements work? Yes, absolutely – as long as you pick the right ones. Here are three of my favourite supplements which I know are effective – from clinical studies as well as from my own experience. Two of them are based on hydrolysed collagen – that’s collagen that has been broken up into fractions recognised by the body as useful, and which stimulate the body’s own collagen production too. The other is a high-strength vitamin C supplement that is proven to boost collagen levels, as well as improving skin hydration and elasticity. Take your pick.

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Home-Use Devices

This is my pick of the beauty devices that you can use at home. They offer gentler versions of the same technology that you will find in salon and clinic treatments, from laser to radiofrequency. Which one might suit you? Take a look.

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The Book

This book is for everyone who has looked in the mirror and wondered what a tweakment might do to freshen up their looks. Discover what tweakments are and what they can do from the expert who has tried them all.

Alice Hart-Davis, beauty journalist and blogger, has been reporting on the fast-moving world of aesthetics and has compiled this guide to help you cut through the confusion and establish the facts about tweakments. Which are the best tweakments for wrinkles or pigmentation? What can skincare do to help? Which home-use beauty gadgets are worth their weight in gold? And how can you find a great practitioner with plenty of experience? The Tweakments Guide has all the answers.

The Blog

This is where you can catch up on what’s new in the world of tweakments, see Alice and her team try out procedures and talk to practitioners about their work, and about how to find safe and effective tweakments

TOTW Ep 8: Tear trough filler for under-eye hollows

Sunken hollows beneath the eyes are the bane of many people’s lives and can give you an ‘always tired’ look. They come about due to a loss of volume in the under-eye area, also called the ‘tear trough’. Careful placement of a lightweight filler gel made from hyaluronic acid can fill in this sunken area and offset the appearance of hollowness.

Tear-trough work is all about creating a smooth junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek. It sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a rather tricky treatment to pull off successfully.

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TOTW: Ep 7, Lifting the face with Ultracel, with Dr Rita Rakus

How can ultrasound waves be used to lift and tighten the face? For this week’s Tweak of the Week I’m visiting Dr Rita Rakus at her clinic in Knightsbridge to learn about Ultracel, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to tighten the collagen, lift the skin and stimulate new collagen growth.

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What are the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox are known as the most popular cosmetic medical procedure all around the world. But what exactly are the benefits? The most obvious benefit of anti-wrinkle injections is that they are the quickest fix to reverse the signs of ageing. But there is a host of other benefits that anti-wrinkle injections can deliver, including several that you may not have known about. 

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The Reviews

What people say about Alice Hart-Davis and The Tweakments Guide

image of Dr Mauricio de Maio being interviewed by Alice Hart-Davis

Dr Mauricio de Maio

World-renowned plastic surgeon and creator of the MD Codes

'Congratulations on your book, I was very interested to read it, because finally there is a book to help us doctors to communicate with patients.'

Wendy Lewis

Global aesthetics industry expert

Alice is one of the most knowledgeable journalists in the field about all forms of aesthetic treatments. She is very brave and has tried and tested many treatments so she can report accurately to her readers from first-hand experience. I am constantly in awe of her!

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

ITV: How the Other Half Lives: How to Look a Million Dollars

Around a billion pounds a year changes hands in Harley Street. No one knows more about what goes on behind these closed doors than journalist and vlogger Alice Hart-Davis. She has spent nearly 20 years finding out every secret about this street.

Rajiv Grover

Plastic Surgeon and former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Alice Hart-Davis is one of the UK's leading independent experts in the fast-developing field of non-surgical procedures. She is hugely respected throughout the aesthetics community for her understanding of this area and her ability to explain it simply and with complete honesty. Her word is nothing short of gospel!