Wellness

How to Get That Summer Glow with Hydrafacials and PRP

TOP TREATMENTS FOR SUMMER GLOW: CAN HYDRAFACIALS AND PRPs REPLACE THE NEEDLE?TOP TREATMENTS FOR SUMMER GLOW: CAN HYDRAFACIALS AND PRPs REPLACE THE NEEDLE?

Radiant, plump, and well-moisturised skin is the essence of beauty and a true confidence booster. But it might be harder to achieve in the summer with the sun’s harsh rays and humidity. How can we achieve and maintain this precious glow? Dr. Tatyana Telnikoff of Aesthetic Art clinic in London shares her expert advice.

Wouldn’t it be great to look like you’ve already been on vacation before you even go? That dewy glow, that bright colour, that plumpness. As the seasons change, it’s not just our wardrobes that need a refresh; our skin deserves some pampering for the hotter temperatures too. Dr. Tatyana Telnikoff, who recently opened a stylish clinic on Wimpole Street in the renowned Harley Street medical and beauty district of London, explains that before the start of the summer season, many of her discerning clients ask her for extra help:

” They are looking for ways to ensure their skin is ready to face the heat, humidity, and sun exposure. Many visit me for a quick Botox and filler fix, but there is more on the market. My personal favourite is a combination of Hydrafacial and PRP, offering a rejuvenating boost that leaves your skin radiant and summer-ready.”

Let’s explore both treatments, their costs and effects, and how they can elevate your skincare routine. And most importantly, can they replace the use of certain nerve numbing agents and facial fillers?

Hydrafacial
HYDRAFACIAL

WHAT IS HYDRAFACIAL?

HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin treatment that combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. It uses a handheld wand connected to a proprietary machine (HydraFacial MD) to achieve these steps. During the treatment, the device exfoliates the skin by gently removing dead skin cells and debris, followed by the painless extraction of impurities from clogged pores. Finally, a hydrating serum with antioxidants and collagen is applied to promote skin elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

 The six-step Hydrafacial procedure begins with a detox massage, boosting lymphatic circulation and increasing blood supply. Following this, cleansing and exfoliation are conducted using a vacuum-based abrasion tip. Simultaneously, a revitalising serum containing ingredients such as lactic acid, glucosamine, antioxidants, and botanical extracts is delivered to the fresh skin beneath. Once old skin cells are removed, a glycolic and salicylic solution is applied to break up congestion in the pores. The extraction phase is gentle yet effective. Once the pores are clear, the fresh skin is nourished with potent antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. To rejuvenate the skin, red and infrared LED light is applied, soothing the skin, reducing redness, and stimulating collagen production. This light therapy even aids in the natural production of vitamin D for your skin.

“The Hydrafacial is effective for various skin conditions, including fine lines, acne, skin pigment discolouration, and pore size reduction,” says Dr. Telnikoff. “It can be a regular monthly treatment to maintain skin health, using different customised boosters. But I do like to use it as a preparation for an extremely effective PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment. I find it really enhances its effectiveness and ensures optimal results.”

What are the pros and cons of Hydrafacial?

On the positive side, it provides comprehensive care through a multi-step treatment. Hydrafacial is gentle yet effective, offering instant results with no downtime. However, regular sessions are recommended to maintain the results. It’s important to note that Hydrafacial is primarily a maintenance treatment. While it won’t give you a wrinkle-free face, it will help you maintain good skin quality. Plus, PRP can be done straight after it. If you decide to do Botox, wait for at least 4-5 days.

What is the price of Hydrafacial?

Be prepared to pay £150 per treatment without boosters. Those, in turn, start at £50. 

Prp Treatment
PRP treatment

WHAT IS PRP?

PRP therapy uses your blood’s platelets, which are rich in proteins that accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. When these platelets are concentrated and reintroduced to your skin, they stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibres, making your skin look younger and revitalised. Each session takes about 45 minutes, with three treatments recommended 3–4 weeks apart, followed by a maintenance session every three months.

The PRP procedure looks like this: first, a small amount of your blood is drawn. It is then spun in the centrifuge to separate the platelets. Then the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the target area. Dr. Telnikoff is a long-time advocate of a holistic approach, combining naturopathy with modern medicine. She prefers to utilise the body’s natural abilities to heal and regenerate:

“By harnessing your own platelets and growth factors, PRP enhances muscle recovery, manages pain, reduces stress, and improves overall well-being. It’s ideal for addressing skin issues like post-acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, and even hair loss.”

What are the pros and cons of PRP?

Temporary redness and occasional bruising can occur post-treatment. Additionally, PRP is not suitable for everyone; contraindications include pregnancy, lactation, and certain blood disorders. On the positive side, PRP offers natural results by using your body’s own cells, ensuring smooth and authentic rejuvenation. The results are also long-lasting, often enduring for more than ten months, way longer than your Botox treatment.

What is the price of PRP?

One session for the face and neck costs £300, while for the face or hands, it’s £250. If you opt to add some vitamins to the mix for the face and neck, be prepared to pay £330.

About Aesthetic Art clinic and Dr Tatyana Telnikoff

Aesthetic Art clinic focuses on treating skin from the inside out to create a beautiful, more radiant, youthful, glowing skin, so all clients love their appearance again.

Dr. Tatyana Telnikoff specialises in acupuncture, homeopathy, cupping, plasma therapy, and mesotherapy, blending these time-honoured treatments with modern medical insights to provide effective and comprehensive solutions for vibrant health. She successfully combines the best practices from various holistic health traditions to address the root causes of health challenges.

Address: 57 Wimpole street, London W1G 8YW

Email: info@aestheticartclinic.co.uk

Phone: 07752233255

Website:   https://aestheticartclinic.co.uk/

by Elena Leo, WAWW Director of Editorial