OK so this is a bit of a chatty, personal blog post, but I get asked the following question a lot, so it made sense to put it into a blog post. The question is: what beauty procedures have I had done? And, would I ever consider cosmetic surgery?
It’s a funny one, because I’m now 32 years old, and a few beauty procedures I thought I’ wouldn’t consider are actually not as scary to me as they once sounded. I mean, take botox. I used to flinch at the idea of ever having it, but now that I’ve started getting those pesky lines around my eyes and forehead, I actually get why people opt for having it done.
It won’t be anything I’d be doing soon, but, I have seen a lot of impressive results from friends who have suffered deep set lines in their foreheads and around the eyes, and they feel so much more confident.
As I’m a Manchester blogger, I recently heard about the opening of a new clinic in Salford, the Manchester Private Hospital, which is registered with CQC & ISCAS. Because I know so many women who are considering improvements to their bodies for confidence in and around Manchester, I decided to look into it and share some information.
In a nutshell, it delivers a patient-centered approach to procedures and operations that do not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Patients can recover from the comfort of their homes following a short period of observation within the contemporary and stylish recovery areas of the hospital.
It’s open seven days a week, with an extensive array of consultants who have many years experience in the provision of their specialist services.
This new private clinic has launched to offer an extensive choice of cosmetic surgery, for those who have been considering a procedure to make them feel better and more confident about themselves. A huge level of expertise has been put into the place to offer first class facilities and exceptional patient care. Plus, all consultations are free of charge!
Here’s some of the cosmetics surgeries they offer: Breast Enlargement, Breast Uplift, Breast Reduction, Vaser, Liposuction, Vaser Hi-Def, Tummy Tuck, Hair Transplant, etc.
I noticed they do face lifts, nose surgery, eye bag removal (one I would actually consider as mine are terrible and not created from lack of sleep – just a permanent line I have under my eyes), mole removal, derma fillers, etc etc, which I feel these sit with what a lot of my followers have asked me about over the years.
The Manchester Private Hospital offer finance options to help people afford the larger scale procedures, such as boob jobs and surgery.
In all honesty, any form of eye bag removal, derma fillers, wrinkle reduction, skin tag removal, those type of treatments, are so important to get done professionally and my the best of the best staff. Feel free to head over to the website for The Manchester Private Hospital to have a good look yourself.
And in the meantime, whilst I’m talking cosmetic surgery in Manchester…
What I’ve Had Done
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure I’ve been having over the years – probably coming up to 10 years. It’s literally a treatment carried out in beauty salons that uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells on the face. It’s great for those worried about ageing, pigmentation, and poor skin texture.
By using a fine crystal to shed away the skin, aim is to reduce the effect of fine lines and minor skin blemishes. It works on all skin types and shouldn’t cause any skin colour changes or scarring. I’ve never had a problem with it, but they say to avoid it if you have acne, as it can worsen it. I find my skincare products work better for the week or so after having microdermabrasion, as my skin is so deeply exfoliated and smooth.
2. Laser Hair Removal
I had toyed with the idea of laser hair removal for a long while, and finally gave in to it a couple of years ago. Saying that, I had a course in which I had around 5-7 sessions on my upper lip. It worked a treat, and I now don’t have to worry about constantly removing or bleaching the fine hairs that once sat there! My review went live a few years ago, which can be found here.
However, I am prone to pigmentation in that area since having the laser hair removal, so if I was to have it done again, I’d think more carefully about the area I’d have laser carried out on. Perhaps under arms? Or I’d even consider IPL. You can find out more about laser and IPL, and even how to do laser hair removal at home, over at at British Lasers here.
This is one of my favourite procedures to have done, in a bid to fade out my acne scarring. It’s a form of micro-needling, involving using a mini wheel covered with hundreds of tiny needles to gently prick the face. They look like mini torture devices but, trust me, work miracles for clearing acne scars, fading fine lines, and evening out skin tone—when they are used properly, that is.
The results depend on the needle length, the longer the needle, the better the results. I wrote a full, honest review of my last sessions at Spa Satori in Manchester a year back, which can be found here.
4. Lip Fillers
OK this is the most scary one! I decided to have this done around 2 years ago before my 30th birthday, when I was working with a very skilled Doctor in Liverpool as part of What Emma Did. It was on a bit of a whim but I have the say, the results were amazing. I was really really pleased with the results.
That said, it hurt like hell, and I haven’t rushed back to have it done again. You’ve got to find a really good specialist to do it, and to ensure you’re not left with lumps or a botchy job. Again, my full experience was blogged about over here. Would I have these done again? Never say never…
What I’d Like To Have Done
I’ve been saying I want to have my brows microbladed for so so long, and still haven’t had them done! It’s definitely on my list for 2018, as filling out my brows is one of the most time consuming tasks when I’m getting ready. It’s said to hurt a little and can take up to 2-3 hours to do, and you then have to go back for a top-up.
But, from the results I’ve seen, it looks worth it to have gorgeous, groomed brows. It’s more just a matter of booking in and finding time (and money!) for this.
2. Laser Surgery (Scar Treatment)
A little different from the laser story above, I’ve been thinking about laser therapy on my face to remove any pesky acne scars. OK I’d definitely be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid of this. I’m way too scared to get it done, so I can’t see me ticking this one off my list anytime soon. However, it’s potentially the only procedure that will remove some of my older, deeper acne scars.
Have any of you guys had this done? If so, do let me know how you found it…
After years of having clear(ish) skin from being on the pill, I’ve switched to a pill which doesn’t help with ace and now it’s decided to come back, good and proper. EURGH.
Roacutanne has always been my very last option, but luckily I’ve managed to avoid it. But with being 32 and having a career in social media and influencing, having severe acne again is not an option. If it means I have to take this, then so be it.
4. Tear Through Procedure
I’ve seen one of my favourite Instagram stars have this done, and magically, she no longer has those tired looking bags sat under the eyes. I have these quite heavily, and I’ll be honest, it’s the only think I sometimes blur out in my photos. I have no excuse for them – I don’t have kids therefore I’m not sleep deprived – but man I look so tired and haggered!
For those who aren’t familiar with it, the tear trough treatment (or lower eyelid rejuvenation with filler) is the procedure which targets the tear trough, which is the lower, sometimes blue-ish area under the eye, just before the cheek. According to plastic surgeons, the treatment has been gaining popularity over the last few years — especially among the younger crowd.
We’ll see…. I’ll keep you posted!