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Problem Skin? A Thing Of The Past!

Many of us suffer with problem skin thanks to our genetics, the environment, stress, and a myriad of other factors. For some this might be a mild annoyance, but for others it can have a serious impact on confidence and happiness. So how can we help?

The first step on the journey to improve problem skin is speaking to an expert who can analyse your skin to give a clear picture of what exactly is going on. Start with a consultation using the Visia Skin Analysis system, using up-to-the-minute technology to analyse and measure skin for factors affecting complexion health such as the texture, wrinkles, pores, scars, acne, pigmentation, sun damage and rosacea. Once this is complete, our experts can then devise a personalised skin programme for treatments and products to help improve skin health.

Our incredibly popular Hydrafacial treatment is ideal to improve the health of the skin with an instant and visible impact. Combining six different steps, the Hydrafacial treatment cleanses, extracts, detoxes, hydrates and provides antioxidant protection for the skin to help reduce sun damage and pigmentation, improve the texture and tone of the skin, hydrate dry or dehydrated skin and balance oily and congested skin. It also helps to minimise enlarged pores and stimulates collagen for long term anti-ageing. The selection of targeted Hydrafacial treatments get to work on specific concerns including the Hydrafusion which reduces lines and wrinkles and improves elasticity; Hydrabright which minimises brown spots and pigmentation whilst fighting free radical damage; HydraLight which tackles congested, oily and blemish prone skin. No wonder it is a firm Hollywood favourite.

Carefully selected peels can also target problematic skin. The Jan Marini Glycolic Acid Facial Peel is a gentle skin peel which can be used to lift away dead skin cells, helping to eliminate fine lines and reduce dry, thickened or congested skin. It also helps the skin to rejuvenate and this improves the texture and increases hydration and tone. During your consultation, your therapist will advise which type of peel would best suit your skin.

Also for those with congested skin, we highly recommend our Deep Cleansing Facial which clears skin of blackheads, reduces congestion, brightens and balances the skin. The facial is tailored to your exact skin care needs and includes exfoliation, steam, extractions and a mask. An excellent step on the pathway to healthy, glowing skin.

Rosacea and pigmentation can be improved using Harmony IPL Skin Rejuvenation, which is a non-invasive and no-downtime treatment which can improve the appearance of red and flushed skin due to broken capillaries, and can minimise large pores and pigmentation and sun spots. It can help to brighten dull complexions and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking and feeling fresher and younger.

Much research has gone into the development of a treatment which is at the forefront of medical advances within recent years – the use of stem cells to restore, rejuvenate and repair cells within the body. Our VIP Stem Cell Facial harnesses the power of stem cells to increase collagen and elastic fibre production, reduce inflammation and rosacea, and to promote hydration at a cellular level. The stem cells are sourced ethically with no harm to animals and we expect to see many more treatments with stem cells in the near future.

Light therapy has been proven in over 40 years of research to be highly effective at calming and improving skin conditions, as well as offering a boost to overall well-being. Red light helps to stimulate the natural skin healing and rejuvenation process, causing an improvement in skin tone and texture and repair of photo damage and a reduction in pigmentation. It is perfect for those suffering with rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Blue light targets inflammatory acne and destroys bacteria that build up in pores. It also helps reduce oil production and reduces inflammation. Infrared light helps the effectivity of both red and blue light and promotes cellular function to really see results quickly. We absolutely love light treatment! Try our DermaLUX LED therapy for amazing results!

 

Say goodbye to the orange peel effect…

Cellulite. The sight of it in the mirror might fill us with horror, but its something which affects a whopping 80-90% of the female population, varying in appearance and severity. Why do we have it and what can we do about it?

What causes the skin dimpling?

Cellulite is caused by a variety of factors including gender (women rather than men), genetics, hormone balance (oestrogen and stress hormones play a big part), lifestyle and diet, skin architecture, inflammation and micro-circulation. This multi-factorial condition appears as lumps on the surface of the skin, most often around the thighs and buttocks, although also on tummies and arms, because sub-cutaneous fat pushes through the overlying connective tissue. The structure of connective tissue in men is different from women, hence the reason we rarely see cellulite in men.

Which treatments can help?

Using an award winning combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio-frequency and vacuum, Velashape III is able to heat fat and connective tissue at a deep level. This heating causes an increase in localised circulation, an elimination of fluid and fatty deposits, improved lymphatic drainage and a tightening of the skin. The result is smoother skin, reduced lumps and bumps and a very visible improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Skin is strengthened and lifted, and collagen is realigned, which also helps in the reduction of cellulite.

Endermologie Anti Cellulite Treatment is a fast, pain-free, no downtime treatment which involves the use of two motorised rollers with suction which are rolled over the body. The blood and lymph circulation are stimulated to help remove toxins and trigger the body’s own natural process of fat elimination. Skin is left firmer, tighter, and more toned and excess fluid is eliminated resulting in smoother contours.

Many years of collaboration with plastic surgeons, sports physicians and physiotherapists led to the development of the Body Ballancer Lymph Drainage treatment which works to improve the flow of lymph and promote the elimination of fluid and toxins, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The removal of excess fluid also aids in weight loss as well as relief of muscular pain, relaxation and a feeling of general well-being.

The controlled application of Exilis Elite combines high energy, mono-polar, radio-frequency and ultrasound to heat and melt fat cells which are then removed by the body’s own lymphatic drainage system. Skin is also tightened and lifted, with an overall result in the decrease of the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is painless with no downtime.

What else can help combat cellulite?

Research has shown that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and fresh, organic foods can help reduce toxins and promote the removal of excess fluid. Regular exercise also helps micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage, both of which aid in the reduction of cellulite. In addition, our Diet and Detox Vitamin IV infusion might be the perfect way to give your body that extra boost to help with detoxification and weight loss.

Different hormones have been shown to have an impact on cellulite, so if you find that you are suffering from the myriad symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as hot flushes, anxiety, mood swings, loss of libido, painful or irregular periods, to name but a few, then it may be worth considering Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. This therapy is unlike conventional HRT, because instead of using synthetic hormones, BHRT uses hormones which are identical in structure to the ones that occur naturally in our bodies. In this way, balance can be achieved without the unpleasant side effects of synthetic hormones, and women often report a reduction in cellulite once their hormones are more balanced.

Look forward to a cellulite free summer!

Banish Those Lines & Wrinkles

 

Lines and wrinkles on the face and neck are one of the first signs of ageing and can make us look so much older than we feel. Often starting in our twenties, these lines usually appear first on the delicate skin around the eyes as crow’s feet, and on the forehead as expression lines, and gradually get deeper and more profound over time.

Elastic fibres in the skin, such as elastin and collagen, start to degrade in our twenties, as well as the natural reduction in hyaluronic acid, the substance which provides turgor and hydration for the skin. As a result, skin loses its ability to ‘bounce back’ as easily and this is when lines and wrinkles start to develop, especially in the areas which have the most movement. Help is at hand, however, and we have rounded up our favourite ways to banish the lines!

Our Stay Young Non-Surgical Face-Lift is the ideal way to enjoy the benefits of a facelift without the invasive surgery. Using a micro-current which sends tiny electrical impulses through the skin, the Stay Young technology results in a stimulation of local circulation, an increase in lymphatic drainage, elimination of toxins and an increase in collagen production. It smooths lines and wrinkles, reduces puffiness, lifts sagging muscles and enhances the skin tone. Skin looks plumper, firmer and more youthful.

The Clear-Lift Laser Facelift can take years off your face in a matter of minutes and is often known as the ‘Lunchtime Facelift’. The laser causes tiny areas of localised damage which stimulate a healing response, triggering a tightening of elastic fibres and new elastic fibres to be created in the skin. This causes a lifting and tightening of the skin, a reduction of lines and wrinkles and less pigmentation. We see a more radiant, refreshed, younger looking skin – perfect!

Award winning Legato Fraction RF Skin Resurfacing uses a combination of iPixelRF and IMPACT Ultrasound acoustic vibrations to rejuvenate skin. The iPixel moves across the skin creating tiny microchannels. The ultrasound then helps the penetration of active ingredients through these microchannels which get to work on stimulating elastic fibre renewal, resulting in the reduction of scarring, lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and stretch marks.

Botox, an anti-ageing injectable, can be used to temporarily freeze the facial muscles underlying the lines and wrinkles. This results in less movement, and a softening of the lines and wrinkles making them less apparent. In addition, it can help prevent future wrinkles. Careful administration of Botox by our medical team can help to reduce crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, neck lines and chin dimples. We will work with you to create a natural look for a more youthful you!

Remember that a healthy diet, rich in vegetables and fruits, as well as effective sun protection, a reduction in sugar intake and no smoking, can all help to keep skin from premature ageing.

Re-balance Your Body & Mind This Spring Time

Look after your wellbeing.

As the pace of life seems to increase at an alarmingly rapid rate, the need to make time for ourselves and to seek ways to achieve balance and harmony, as well as achieve a sense of well-being is fundamental to living a positive, happy and healthy life. Unfortunately, the multiple demands put on us daily, often leave us tired and stressed, with the inevitable knock on effects of hormone imbalance, poor diet, dull skin, extra weight and a depletion of essential vitamins and minerals.

Here at Jill Zander A Courthouse Medispa, we have collated a series of treatments that help you to re-balance body and mind, correct issues concerning skincare and weight and address hormone balance and well-being.

Keep your hormones in harmony.

For those that suffer the side-effects of hormonal imbalance, such as mood swings, PMS, weight gain and fluctuations, low libido, excessive body hair growth, painful and heavy periods and hot flushes,  life quality can be seriously reduced. Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy uses synthetic hormones which can also have unwanted and unpleasant side effects for some women. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones with the same chemical structure as your own, thereby eliminating these unwanted side effects and works in harmony with your body to achieve hormonal balance. Our medical team are trained carefully so that they can work with you to create a tailor-made plan, which can be adjusted and adapted over time.

Lose weight and feel great.

Busy lives, hormonal imbalances and stress can lead to unwanted and stubborn weight gain. For this reason, we advocate Prolon, a fasting mimicking diet which provides the body with plant-based, nutritionally balanced food which nourishes the body whilst convincing it that it is fasting. It has been scientifically proven to beneficially change a wide range of biomarkers associated with ageing, poor health and inflammation – the knock of effects of this is better weight management, an improvement in immune function, healthier skin and a better feeling of well-being, amongst many other benefits. The Prolon meal plan is for five consecutive days every one to six months depending on your needs. Speak to a member of our team for a consultation to learn how Prolon can benefit you.

Give yourself a boost.

One of the most common side effects of a ‘too-busy’ lifestyle is a depletion of essential vitamins and minerals, impacting well-being at every level. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for growth, repair and the daily functioning of our bodies at an optimum level. Our diets are often lacking in the full range of required vitamins and minerals, and our bodies are unable to produce all that we need. Our range of Vitamin IV infusions are delivered directly to the bloodstream where they have an immediate impact on energy levels, mood and hydration. Our Vitamin IV infusions cater to those looking to reduce the signs of ageing and restore radiance and hydration; those looking to lose weight and increase energy levels; for those who need to detoxify the body; and those who need to replenish vital vitamins and minerals whilst enhancing energy. Our medical team will listen to your specific concerns and advise which IV infusion is best suited to your needs.

 

Show Yourself Some Love This February.

February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate than indulging in our range of pampering, rejuvenating and highly effective treatments to have you looking and feeling your best.

Smooth out lumps and bumps

Improve body contours and smooth away annoying lumps and bumps so you can slip into your most appealing outfits with ease. Velashape III is the perfect no-downtime treatment which gets to work on toning, tightening and lifting the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite and overall circumference of the area being treated. Using a combination of Infra-red light, Bi-polar frequency and vacuum, Velashape III is moved across the skin where it causes deep heating of the tissues, resulting in a lifting and tightening, as well as an increase of localised circulation to improve lymphatic drainage, reduce fluid retention and increase collagen deposition to strengthen the skin. It can be used on thighs, buttocks, love handles, tummy, saddlebags, arms, back-fat and knees.

Cool Tech is a totally non-invasive, pain-free treatment which destroys fat without harming any surrounding collagen and elastin fibres. It works by creating a vacuum over the area to be treated, which causes a momentary reduction in blood flow to cool the fat cells and destroy them. It is ideal for tummy fat and love handles, hips, thighs, knees, arms, buttocks and back rolls. Time to get rid of those annoying lumps and bumps!

Turn back the clock

Take years off with our rejuvenation treatments, restoring a more youthful, fresher you. Our non-invasive A-lift treatment works by applying nano-current to the face, which works in harmony with the body to re-energise the cells, lift and hydrate and stimulate collagen production for a firmer and healthier skin. Lines and wrinkles are reduced, and lymphatic drainage and micro circulation are increased which helps to detoxify and refresh the skin. No wonder it is a beauty editors favourite!

Why not try our incredible Thread Lift? Specialist doctors insert a biodegradable thread into the face, allowing a subtle manipulation and lifting of tissue. The whole procedure takes around 30 minutes and results are instant with little downtime. Skin texture is also improved, and the overall result is a natural looking, youthful lifting and rejuvenation.

Plump up the volume

Our team of medical specialists are on hand to advise you as to the best options with regards to Botox and Dermal Fillers – medical injectables which can reduce lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume to lips and cheekbones and add shape and contours where they are missing. We use only the best and safest products and our specialists are all medically trained to the highest level to ensure the outcome is both natural and effective. Speak to our team today to find out more.

 

Fight the flab in time for Summer

With Summer not too far away, it’s time to turn our minds to getting in shape for the warmer weather, eliminate those annoying pockets of stubborn fat and blast away signs of cellulite. Here’s our round-up of the treatments which can help you feel body confident in a flash:

Goodbye fat

If you are looking for fast, effective and safe weight loss, then Alevere is just the ticket. Designed by medics, Alevere combines diet with body contouring treatments to help break down stubborn fat and tighten loose skin. Alevere Therapy is tailored to your specific targets and nutritional needs, support is ongoing and results are fast.

Stubborn pockets of fat can be hard to shift, despite exercise and eating well. Cool Tech Fat Freezing can be used all over the body, including the back, tummy, love handles, hips, thighs, knees and arms. Totally non-invasive and pain free, Cool Tech works by creating a momentary vacuum which destroys fat cells, which are then eliminated through the body’s own lymph system.

Achieving a smoother contour

Velashape III is an incredible non-invasive body contouring treatment which combines three different energies to stimulate local circulation, cause localised deep heating to reduce fat and stimulate collagen production as well as increasing lymphatic drainage. This combination means that the circumference is reduced, toxins are removed, skin is tighter and stronger and the appearance of cellulite is improved. The perfect pre-summer treatment!

Why not try our incredible Bootyful package?! Designed to tighten, lift and shape your behind, Bootyful involves three stages: skin tightening using the award winning, non-invasive Exilis-Elite; light treatment to stimulate collagen growth for lifting and skin regeneration using Smartlux LED red light; lymph drainage and toxin removal using Endermologie . The result is a firmer, smoother and lifted behind. Bootyful!

The finishing touch

One of the joys of summer is being able to step out without coats and boots, and to enjoy the warmth on our skin. Summer clothes lend themselves to smooth, hair free skin, so now is the perfect time to start laser hair removal, ensuring smooth skin for summer and no hassle with constant shaving or waxing! Our Soprano Laser ICE hair removal system provides rapid, pain-free treatment with long lasting results. Suitable for all skin tones and most hair types, pop in for your patch test and look forward to a hair free summer!

Testimonials
'Have been coming here for 15 years and now travel from London just to see Jill! I totally trust her.' - Sarah
'I have been afraid of having any type of treatment other than a massage or typical facial simply because of my fear of anything remotely surgical however the team at Jill Zanders were so good at explaning the different types of non surgical treatments and their benifits all without any pressure that I finally took the plunge. I am now a non surgical convert and have seen instant results! Thanks Jill Zanders!' - Cristina
‘This machine is amazing! My bikini line was full of ingrown hairs (and scars from picking them) and after a course of Soprano XL it looks as through I’ve never had an ingrown hair before. I can swim without having to think about shaving or waxing and I wonder how I ever found the time before – thank you to the Jill Zander team.’ - T.M, Hampton Court
'A great range of non surgical treatments available which are always very clearly explained. Great results too!' - Emma
'I've had a number of treatments at the salon, most of which have been brilliant and it's great that they're not surgical or involving needles!' - Sally