Five Ways To Take Off Five Years (Without Surgery)

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Feeling like you have aged an age over the last year? These tried and tested anti-ageing treatments are guaranteed to have you glow again

Stretch Your Skin

You will have heard of yoga to sculpt your body, but what about to sculpt your face? That’s the idea behind Guerlain’s new Face Sculpt treatment, which results in a revolutionary lifting effect for younger looking skin. Designed to restore firmness and radiance, this cutting-edge aesthetic sculpting massage (although let’s be honest, it’s more than just a massage) will stretch your skin into place with a technique tailored to your specific skin type and determined by an ultra-precise facial diagnosis, which analyses the skin, facial muscles, and expressions. Following this, a Guerlain Expert will create a complete tailor-made massage and determine the areas to be intensively worked, enhancing the cheekbones, opening the eyes, and erasing wrinkles. A real sports session for the face, Face Sculpt also includes a manual lymphatic drainage to offer the skin immediate regeneration. While you’ll see some results after just one session, book yourself in for a package of four or eight for optimum effect. What’s more, this is one of the most relaxing anti-ageing treatments on the market, and you’ll even go home with a personalised beauty prescription from Guerlain’s beauty experts plus recommendations for self-massage exercises you can practice at home, so it really is a win/win. Guerlain Spa, One&Only The Palm; Book Now

Frame Your Face

Hairstyles come and go as we age, but did you know that reframing your face with a fresh new cut can be one of the most powerful anti-ageing treatments on the market? While many people associate long hair with youth, keeping your hair long and straight can actually make you look older than you are, especially if it’s not in great condition thanks to sun damage, colour or extensions. Recently opened in Address Downtown, French-inspired beauty lounge Laloge is our new favourite salon in the city, and its expert stylists are friendly, knowledgeable, and know exactly what they are doing. Opt for a modern bob with a defined outline that sits just around the jawline, framing your face and directing the eyes towards you best features. Feel free to add textured layers and, if you’re feeling brave, a choppy fringe just above your eyebrows creates even more of a playful feeling. Not only will going shorter give you a more confident and youthful look, it’s easier to manage, too. Just don’t forget to book in for a regular cut – if you let dead, split ends stay on your hair it can make your entire mane look drab, so be sure to stay on top of your trim schedule. Laloge, Address Downtown; Book Now

Beauty From The Inside Out

When it comes to achieving glowing youthful skin, shortcuts are always welcome. And while IV drips are often lauded for their health benefits, they are coming to light as a major player in the field of anti-ageing,  too. Beverly Hills Wellness and Aesthetics is opening just in time then, as it’s bringing a whole range of IV therapies to our shores. Together with her husband, biochemist and plastic surgeon to the stars Dr David Alessi, founder Deborah Alessi has developed a unique combination of formulas for IV vitamin infusions that help to rejuvenate, revive and refresh, including options for those suffering from dehydration, lack of sleep or jetlag. There are a few options for anti-ageing, but Deborah recommends the Youthful IV. Jam-packed with antioxidants, glutathione and other skin nutrients, it not only immediately hydrates, but restores collagen and elastin for younger looking skin. The NAD therapy comes in at a close second, which has anti-ageing effects on the body, too. Not only does the NAD+ coenzyme make us think sharper, look better and feel younger, it’s also been known to aid in reducing loss of muscle mass, hypertension, abdominal obesity, poor liver function, metabolic disease, hearing loss and chronic fatigue. Beverly Hills Wellness and Aesthetic, Five Palm Jumeirah; Book Now

Get A Hollywood Smile In 30 Minutes


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After a year of hiding our smiles behind masks, it’s no surprise that teeth whitening appointments are being booked at an astonishing rate right now. The downside is that dentist-approved treatments tend to be much slower than their tooth-damaging, over-the-counter alternatives – until now. If you’re crossing the pond to London anytime soon, we highly recommend you make an appointment with Dr Richard Marques, who has just introduced BlancOne to his clinic’s menu. Thanks to light energy and special photosensitisers, the unique treatment breaks up hydrogen peroxide (the whitening active principle) into highly reactive oxygen in record time. In layman’s terms, it allows for a whiter smile with less concentrations and time (30 minutes to be exact), reducing any side-effects traditionally associated with harsher treatments or strips. It’s all thanks to a new piece of technology called the ‘Arcus Lamp’, which we are very thankful for. Dr Richard Clinics, 2 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London; Book Now

The Non-Surgical Face Lift


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While days of laughing, smiling, frowning and lighting up in surprise are all signs of a life well lived, the wrinkles, lines and sagging skin that so often accompany them? Not so much. The popularity of radio-frequency treatment Thermage has been picking up speed recently, tackling the inevitable breakdown of collagen in skin, and people are raving about the results. Available for the face, neck and eyes, in just one treatment its radio-frequency technology heats the deep, collagen-rich layers of the skin, while the tip vibrates and cools the surface. The applied heat separates the water molecules from fibrous collagen, causing an immediate contraction and skin tightening. What’s more, the healing response continues over the following months as collagen is deposited and remodelled in the skin, meaning the tightening process just keeps on getting better. This is by far he best non-surgical face lift on the market. Lucia Clinic, Jumeirah 2; Book Now

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