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HEALTH & BEAUTY
Wow all the way
Does your skin feel dull and tired and in need of a transformative boost? Emma Clegg talks to Suzannah Chamberlain at The Orangery about the wow factor benefits of the WOW Facial
nstitute Hyalual are a Swiss manufacturer and distributor of aesthetic products, specialising in skin rejuvenation, injectable cosmetology and products that improve clients’ natural beauty. The WOW Facial is one of their stand-out treatments, offered exclusively in Bath by The Orangery in Gay Street. This six-step process uses powerful medical ingredients and techniques to achieve skin luminosity, health and rejuvenation for up to three months post treatment. We spoke to Suzannah Chamberlain about why the WOW Facial is such a beauty game-changer. Suzannah explains that the WOW Facial always starts with a full consultation ahead of the treatment itself, where the specialist talks to the client about the quality of their skin and any concerns that they have. This allows Suzannah to understand every aspect of the client’s needs and recommend the best treatment. The first step of the WOW Facial is Resurfacing. An E.X.F.O cleanse, with key ingredients of lactobionic acid for loosening dead skin cells and producing collagen and rooboos extract, a powerful antioxidant, is a gel that is applied and massaged all over the face in circular motions. This cleanses the skin, removes any oils and balances the pH, making the epidermis naked and clean. There are four different types of resurfacing gels: glow enhancing for dull skin, advanced resurfacing for ageing skin, one for brightening, which suits uneven pigmentation, and one for acne-prone skin.
The before and after images show a dramatic change
Each layer of skin contributes to the qualities of the skin, from appearance and glow to skin tone, complexion and radiance The next stage is Dermaplaning – the removal of peach fuzz and dead skin cells – this is another exfoliation process, ensuring that all the products will be fully absorbed. The sensation of dermaplaning is a very gentle scraping. This part of the facial gives the skin a flawless, airbrushed look, ensuring that the make-up goes on really smoothly. This will take between 20–30 minutes, depending on the client. The third stage is referred to as Electri. This is a product containing succinic acid and hyaluronic acid. Suzannah explains that as we age, our skin’s ability to hold on to hyaluronic acid depletes and the skin gets dry and dehydrates, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid combats this and helps your skin feel really hydrated and plump looking. Succinic acid occurs naturally in plant and animal tissues and helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Only efficient when it is put into the skin, the Electri solution is applied with a Dermaroller, which makes tiny pinprick marks on the skin’s surface. This stage can feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s just like a gentle rolling of pins on your skin as the blood supply is stimulated to boost the collagen and elastin. The fourth step is the WOW Light, which involves placing a mask onto the face that gives a low-level light energy to activate the cellular metabolism. There are three lights – red, blue and green – that suit different skin types. The mask is left on for 20 minutes.
The fifth stage is the WOW Mask, Hyalual’s cult beauty classic loved by celebrities and models. With 4% hyaluronic acid, something we all have naturally, the skin is strengthened, moisturised, skin rejuvenation is promoted and the epidermis is made smoother. The WOW Facial is brought to a close with a final stage application of SPF and a gentle spray of Profi DeLux, which hydrates and energises the skin and promotes healing. If you would like your face to have a real Wow factor, then the WOW Facial could be the very best option for your skin. n The WOW Facial is available at the Orangery, 36 Gay Street, Bath; theorangerylaserandbeautybath.co.uk
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