July 2017

Beauty Warrior

Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could stop the ageing process? Actually it would be nothing short of a miracle!

So for now I’ll settle for trying to slow it down with facials, probes, lasers, lotions and potions - so long as no needles or knives are involved.

The world of Botox and fillers is not for me as quite frankly, the results, combined with no real understanding of the long term effects they might cause, scare the life out of me!

Join me on my quest to:

  1. Try and stop - or at least slow down - those pesky little lines in their tracks!
  2. Help tighten my skin as its elasticity or lack of, is starting to make itself known.
  3. Manage and/or adapt to the inevitable changes to our skin and bodies as we get older.

The next treatment on my quest is Dermaplaning. This procedure was performed by Lauren Burden at The Grove Skin Clinic, Swansea.

Dermaplaning is a manual method of exfoliation which uses a small surgical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

I was slightly nervous before this procedure… after all Lauren would be wielding a knife!

Dermaplaning is becoming very popular, specifically among models and actresses. Why? The treatment eliminates the annoying peach fuzz hair which can easily cake up with makeup and be enhanced by harsh lighting and/or high-definition cameras.

Dermaplaning is a procedure which removes the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface ultra smooth. It also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.

The dermaplaning was not painful… just a strange scratchy, picky feeling accompanied by a little bit of noise. It certainly wouldn’t put me off having this treatment again and my skin felt as smooth and soft as a newborn baby’s! Result!

Getting older may be compulsory. Growing up is entirely optional! No prizes for guessing which way I’m planning to age!


Procedure: Dermaplaning

Clinician: Lauren Burden
Venue: The Grove Skin Clinic, Swansea
Client: Emma Heaven
Video filmed by: Christie Heaven
Photographer: Christie Heaven
Video edited by: Adrian Heaven
Music: Urban Cookie Collective - The Key, The Secret. After all, I am on a quest to find the key/secret to help my skin look good and slow down the ageing process for as long as possible!

For more information visit www.thegroveskinclinic.co.uk or contact the salon 01792 447630.

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