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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
As we edge towards spring, there are signs of new life all around. The clocks go forward; we enjoy lighter, longer days; and look forward to warmer temperatures (hopefully!). March is a month for optimism – and to maximise your sense of wellbeing and elevate your mood, here are our top tips for the new season.
Boost your circulation
As we emerge from the depths of winter, our circulation often needs a boost in order to eliminate the toxins and fatty deposits that make us feel sluggish and tired. Try our dual-action Lipotripsy Shockwave treatment, which promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, as well as stimulating collagen synthesis. This non-invasive, pain-free treatment uses radial waves to break down and eliminate fat cells, while tightening skin and improving elasticity. It’s the ideal treatment to get rid of stubborn fat deposits and blast away cellulite.
Winter takes its toll on our immune systems, often leaving our bodies depleted of essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Our new Vitamin IV Infusions deliver these essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream, where they get to work immediately. A firm favourite of busy A-list celebrities such as Rihanna and Madonna, Vitamin IV Infusions can help to boost wellbeing, increase energy levels, lift your mood and hydrate your body. We offer four different combinations, so you can select the best option for your personal needs.
Peel and reveal
The drying effects of central heating and icy temperatures over the winter months can leave skin looking dull and tired. Refresh and boost skin tone and texture with our new range of TCA peels. Designed to help reduce melasma and hyperpigmentation, minimise lines and wrinkles and improve texture and hydration, our TCA peels can be tailored to your specific skin type and concern.
The delicate skin around the eye area is often the first to show signs of ageing, poor circulation and lack of hydration. The award-winning Exilis Elite treatment helps to lift and tighten the skin around the eyes, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and opening the eye area to help it appear more youthful. In addition, by improving the circulation, eye bags can be reduced and puffiness is eliminated. Or why not try the EndyMed Pro 3DEEP, a state-of-the-art radio-frequency skin tightening treatment? Using a specially adapted hand-piece for the eye area, EndyMed iFine, the skin around the eye is lifted and tightened as part of a super relaxing treatment. It also improves the circulation to banish dark circles, eliminate toxins and to calm any redness or inflammation. Eyes appear less hooded and the effects are both instant and long lasting.
Scientists are becoming increasingly aware that the reason we age and show signs of ageing is down to the shortening of telomeres, which are components at the end of our chromosomes. As these telomeres become shorter and shorter, our cells can no longer reproduce and our tissues start to degenerate, giving way to the telltale signs of ageing. Try our TA65 supplements and serum, which contain Telomerase, an enzyme which helps prevent telomere breakdown. The formula helps to calm skin redness, improve hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin firmness. Ask in clinic for more information.
January is finally over! The worst of the winter blues have passed, and spring is closer than you think. All of this makes February a great month to update your skincare and body regime (especially if you have something special planned for Valentine’s Day), so here is a round-up of our new and favourite treatments to keep you firmly on track in 2017.
Lose weight fast with Alevere
If you’re looking for fast, healthy and sustainable weight loss, look no further. We now offer Alevere Therapy – a weight loss and body transformation programme designed by doctors. Alevere combines a flexible eating plan with regular treatments that help to blast away stubborn pockets of fat and tighten loose skin (a common problem after significant weight loss). We offer plenty of support throughout the process, and Alevere helps to reeducate your eating habits and attitude to food, so the weight stays off. Call us for a consultation.
Rebalance your life with BHRT
So many women struggle with the effects of a hormone imbalance – but there is a solution to symptoms such as mood swings, fatigue, loss of libido, painful periods and PMS. Unlike conventional HRT, our Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that have the same chemical structure as naturally occurring hormones in your body – so they work better, with minimal side effects. Our BHRT is delivered by Dr Sangita Singh, who listens carefully to individual concerns and tailors treatment accordingly.
Be hair-free and carefree for summer
Avoid the endless, time-consuming chore of depilation and achieve smooth, permanently hair-free skin with our Laser Hair Removal treatment. We use only the latest, safest and most effective systems, including Soprano ICE – a quick and painless option with virtually no downtime. Over a course of treatment, body hair gradually decreases, freeing you from the need to shave, wax or use hair removal creams. Start your course now to be hair-free and carefree by the time the sun returns!
Step into the light
If the combination of winter temperatures outside and central heating inside have left your skin looking dull, dry and dehydrated, our Lightfusion photofacial is the ideal solution. Lightfusion combines state-of-the-art LED technology with a specially formulated hydrogel mask to deliver visible skin rejuvenation in just one session. This relaxing treatment increases collagen production, hydrates, plumps and brightens – in short, it’s the ideal winter treat for complexion perfection!
Give your health a shot in the arm
Loved by celebrities, Vitamin IV Infusions are now available at Jill Zander. The perfect antidote to the hectic pace of modern life, this treatment is ideal if you are looking to boost your wellbeing, increase your energy levels, lift your mood and stay hydrated. Vitamin IV Infusions are the fastest way to deliver essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into your bloodstream. Choose from four different Infusions, and three specialist supplements. We’re even offering 25% off your first treatment until the end of February!
'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
'Jill Zander is amazing, the staff and treatments are amazing with great results, very professional and friendly staff.' - Jennie
‘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
'Have been coming here for 15 years and now travel from London just to see Jill! I totally trust her.' - Sarah
'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