Gail – Facial Rejuvenation

As you get older, things start to fill out or thin out, often in all the wrong places. They get wrinkly and they head south.  Which normally means whipping on a pair of spanx and getting on with your day! Except they don’t make spanx for your face…

Approaching 40, after a lifetime in the sun with virtually no skincare, I was depressed, to say the least.  Looking back at pictures of me, my sunglasses grew in size each year to cover more of my face and, without upgrading to a full ski mask, I was running out of things to help hide my skin.

After two years of research, meeting various doctors and seeing different clinics, I found Dr Sophie at Illuminate Skin Clinics.  I’m not one to gush about much, but OMG! – this is Hollywood exclusivity and expertise just outside London. The clinic is discreetly located in Kings Hill, Kent and on arrival, the clinic co-ordinator made me feel at home straight away, with a friendly smile and the offer of a drink.

Dr Sophie was prompt and immediately put me at ease. It’s never a nice thing to have to lift up your fringe and show a total stranger all your wrinkles or to smile and show your crows feet. To be honest it’s soul-destroying and its why I didn’t smile, look in a mirror or get my photo taken.  But, Dr Sophie made me feel relaxed and comfortable straight away and off came the dinner plate glasses and back went my fringe!

I had already convinced myself that I needed a facelift and probably skin grafts and face-melting peels too. But, Dr Sophie asked me about my skincare goals, what I wanted to achieve and, after careful examination and consideration, convinced me otherwise.  She is so knowledgeable and comforting in her approach and I had no hesitation in putting my trust in her.  I asked her to make me look 5 years younger, but without looking stiff and plastic, overfilled or frozen. I was 39 and just wanted to turn 40 and have people think I was still somewhere in my 30’s.

Over the next 13 months, Dr Sophie performed a series of minor dermal filler treatments, Botox, chemical peels/microdermabrasion and Obagi skincare regimes with NO SURGERY required. The before and after pictures taken on my mobile phone show the results achieved and speak for themselves. When I look at them, my knees do that thing that toddlers do when they are desperate for the loo, but don’t want to miss something!

For fun, I found an old picture from my wedding day shortly after completing my treatment plan. I was 23 in the photo, but it looked like it was taken last week. The five 5 years that I wanted to take off turned into nearly 20!


If you’d like to find out how we can help you with your skincare journey, click here to book a consultation with one of our expert practitioners.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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Gail – Facial Rejuvenation

Awards

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South 2019

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Aesthetics Awards

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

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