TWEAK OF THE WEEK
Can a serum genuinely enhance energy-based tweakments that use ultrasound or radiofrequency, to make them up to 18 times more effective? According to Dr Rita Rakus and The Endor Technologies®, the answer is ‘Yes,’ and the product is called Elenzia Hyalgen™. For this week’s Tweak of the Week, I went to visit Dr Rakus, one of the longest-standing and most respected aesthetic doctors in the UK with an international and celebrity client base. Dr Rakus is well known for the impressive results she achieves using radiofrequency and ultrasound and for being open to trying new technologies. When I heard that she was getting supercharged results with a new, high-tech serum, I had to go and ask her all about it.
For this week’s Tweak of the Week, I went to Neville’s in Belgravia London, to visit medically-trained facialist Renee Lapino and try out Secret RF, a novel fractional radiofrequency micro-needling treatment from Cutera. Designed to revitalise, refresh, tighten and lift the skin and address the common signs of ageing, the treatment uses micro-needles to allow the practitioner to deliver energy at various depths, so it can be tailored to each individual’s needs. By combining the two technologies – RF and micro-needling – Secret RF gives a double whammy when it comes boosting collagen and elastin. And it’s suitable for all skin types. I wanted to find out how effective it was and if we could really put that old adage of “no pain, no gain” to rest.
This week, I went to the Define Clinic to talk with Dr Benji Dhillon about sculpting the face using a particular brand of filler called Teoxane. He knows this area inside-out and we had a fascinating conversation about fillers and the “ideal” face shape. Then I got to watch him work on a male patient who was looking to recover some of the facial structure he had noticed fall away over the years.
StimSure is a new technology from a company called Cynosure. They are already known for their lasers—some of which are built for bodysculpting—but this is something a little different. The StimSure machine emits high-intensity electromagnetic pulses to stimulate the muscles to contract. Which they certainly do—an impressive 24,000 times over twenty minutes.
It sounds like a quick and effective way of getting a six-pack, or at least some better muscle definition. Join me as I undergo the technique myself and find out if it’s as clever as it sounds.
Profhilo is an injectable moisturiser which is made up of hyaluronic acid and therefore can help to restore hydration levels. However, it goes a step further and cleverly encourages bioremodelling of the collagen and elastin fibres deep down in the skin, providing additional support for anyone looking to retain or rediscover more youthful-looking skin. This week I went to see Dr Pam Benito at the CosmeSurge clinic to find out more about Profhilo and to watch a treatment being done.