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Inside the Perfect Peel: achieving perfect skin for Xmas

If you want flawless skin and instant results to aid you through the party season, then you shouldn’t look much further than the Perfect Peel. It really is one of the best things out there!”

With the party season on the horizon, the pressure to look and feel your best is usually never greater. Unfortunately, all that partying can take a toll on your skin, so in some ways it can be a catch 22 situation.  In this blog, our staff share their experiences of one of our most effective, fastest-working treatments available for beautiful skin: The Perfect Peel.
Simply put, The Perfect Peel is a powerful weapon against a range of skin-related problems. It combats ageing, reduces large pores, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and even overcomes conditions such as acne, pigmentation and melasma. It can also be used for simply brightening and toning the skin, leaving you with a revitalised appearance after just one week. The end-result is always the same: silky smooth skin.
Magic ingredients
You have probably heard of chemical peels. They have been a mainstay of the aesthetic industry for years. Peels work by removing the top layer of old, damaged skin, leaving fresh skin to bloom underneath. There are different grades of peels, which determine how deep they delve into the skin layers.The Perfect Peel is a chemical peel, but it’s arguably the most advanced one available. Introduced to the clinic earlier this year, it’s a medium-strength, medical-grade peel, which means it must only be applied by a trained professional and supervised by a doctor. The treatment boosts skin health from deep down and brightens complexions, with results achieved after just one week. One of the main reasons why the Perfect Peel is so unique is that it requires ZERO preparation.
“With most peels, you need to prep your skin for about eight weeks in advance,” explains Vie Aesthetics senior skin therapist Aimee Piper. “This is to ensure it’s in good health, and to also prevent pigmentation following the procedure.” The Perfect Peel contains a unique blend of vitamins and acids, including Glutathione, which is the strongest antioxidant available on the planet at the moment, the superhero of antioxidants, so to speak. Glutathione has never been incorporated into a peel before. This magic ingredient neutralises free radical damage which is great for beating premature wrinkles or eradicating scarring.
However, it’s the combination of ingredients that make the Perfect Peel such a powerful force, irrespective of whether your concern is fine lines or acne.“The Perfect Peel exfoliates your epidermis – the outermost layer of skin – which is where most fine lines and wrinkles are,” says Aimee. “Its special blend of acids also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin for firmer skin. It then targets the underlying damage in the dermis – the middle layer of skin – which is caused by sun or acne.The Perfect Peel exfoliates so deeply that all this is effectively lifted out.”
Skin problem? All bases covered
The Perfect Peel is versatile and can be used for general skin maintenance, brightening your skin, slowing down the ageing process, and reducing pore size and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Alternatively, it can battle and reverse conditions such as acne, acne scarring, melasma, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. It means business.
For people with a phobia of needles, but who wish to smooth out fine lines, the Perfect Peel might be considered as an alternative to Botox. However, for clients who already use Botox as anti-ageing tool, the two treatments complement each other remarkably well. “This is especially true for clients who maybe have deeper lines who can’t achieve, for example, a smooth forehead with just Botox alone,” explains Aimee Piper. “Sometimes the doctor can only soften the lines, but by using the treatments in combination, the results of Botox can be optimised.” Regardless of your goals, as with any skin-based treatment, caring for your skin at home is essential to making the most of the Perfect Peel. You can’t maintain results unless you use the correct products between sessions.
“The Perfect Peel performs miracles to exfoliate skin deep down and give you fresh baby-bum skin, and to stimulate collagen and elastin,” says Amie Hibbert.
“There’s little point in having the treatment if you don’t use the appropriate products afterwards to keep your skin healthy and protected. All year-round skincare is paramount. You should use an SPF religiously to protect against sun damage, and invest in a Vitamin C cream, and a quality exfoliator and a cleanser.” How many Perfect Peel sessions you need, and how regularly, however, depends on your own situation.
“If a patient doesn’t have too many concerns, the Perfect Peel is great for making the skin healthier, smoother and brighter,” says medical director Dr. Ioannis Liakas. “Alternatively, we’ve had patients with severe ageing and sun damaged skin. In those instances, we recommended three or four sessions, with one month in between. Sun damaged skin gets thick and leathery, so we need to thin that down to normal thickness in order that any subsequent facial treatments will penetrate the skin and get to where they need to.”
So, what’s it like having a Perfect Peel?
​That’s an easy question to answer for us – because members of the team have enjoyed them
first-hand.

Our resident make-up expert Zak was the third member of the team to experience a Perfect Peel. He said he wanted to try it to improve the overall quality of his skin, but also because he had some minor pigmentation around his hairline caused by sun beds (which he no longer uses!!!). “I’ve had light chemical peels before, but this procedure felt very different,” says Zak. “The whole session lasted from 45 mins to an hour. It wasn’t unpleasant, but you do feel it. There’s a burning sensation but it’s very fleeting, it only lasts about 10 seconds. The skin afterwards feels quite tight and looks red in places, and you start peeling on day three. By day six, you are left with beautiful, smooth skin.” Zak explains that there is a home-care kit that you must use during recovery. “You wash your face with cold water, and then you treat the areas you want to benefit most with easy-use wipes that contain powerful Vitamin C combined with Retinol. You do this for the first couple of days. It’s very straightforward.”
HR manager Anna had several sessions to eliminate the scarring caused by the acne condition, which had bothered her since her late teens. “Scarring is very common for anyone who has suffered from medium to severe acne like I have,” she says. “Knowing how much this dented my confidence, Amie Hibbert suggested that I
should try the Perfect Peel. What particularly appealed to me about this treatment was how fast it works – results delivered in a week. And it doesn’t need a preparation beforehand.”
Anna had also had peels previously, and ranked the discomfort felt during the procedure as a “5” on a scale of one to ten. She says she was able to resume her normal skincare and make-up routine after day five, once the peeling had stopped. “A week after my first treatment, my skin texture had improved significantly. More importantly, my scarring had been visibly reduced. I was delighted with the results and very excited by my fresh, new skin.”
Aimee Piper says she tried the Perfect Peel to show clients the possibilities of achieving great skin, as well as readying herself for the party season.
“I wanted to have porcelain skin and no pores for Christmas and the winter months,” she says. “Vie Aesthetics gave me the opportunity to achieve that. I had pores on my T-Zone, some pot-hole scarring and old, red scars on my cheeks. After one treatment, they were dramatically reduced, and my skin is satin smooth. Make-up sits on my skin beautifully.”
However, despite achieving instant results, Aimee Piper says that the Perfect Peel should bepart of a longer-term goal and maintenance plan. “My journey has only just begun,” she says. “One session isn’t enough, and clients should understand that when booking. I will probably look to have up to three sessions, usually with four weeks in between. The end goal is to have gorgeous skin that requires minimal
make-up.” But Aimee Piper says that if you want to look your best for the party season, then the Perfect Peel will have you covered.
“Ultimately, the Perfect Peel is a staple treatment for you to enjoy one to four times a year,”she says. “But yes, it’s unbeatable to have before that big event, wedding, or Xmas party, to give you a complexion and make-up ready surface to be proud of.”
The session costs £300 and includes your skin consultation, treatment and your home-care kit. If you want to find out if the Perfect Peel is right for you, why not pop in or book yourself in for a free consultation today.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Vicky Grammatikopoulou

Vie Wedding Packages

 

Are you preparing for your Big Day?

Then you may be pleased to know that we offer customised Wedding Packages to help you get ready and look your best on those precious photos and films. With our bespoke medical and skin care packages, we promote natural beauty, radiance and eleganceAll our treatments are carried out by GMC registered highly specialised and experienced doctors and experienced therapists in our stylish and elegant clinics.

Whether it is the Bride & Groom treatment, the Mother-of-the-bride rejuvenation, the Beautification Hen party; the all-round VieLift, or the Get-skin-Ready Protocol, we have all the latest cutting edge procedures under one roof and you will be looked after by the whole Vie Aesthetics Team. You can rest assured with thorough consultations and comprehensive follow-ups, that Vie Aesthetics will support you in the lead-up to your special day.

Our team have used their expertise ad experience with clients like you, and we have put together the following Pre-Nup Menu: 

#SweaToxSweat no more on the dance floor!

You can relax and forget about the nuisance of excessive sweating (“Hyperhidrosis”) and focus on the joy of your special day. With Botulinum injections, our specialist doctor will treat the symptoms in one session for armpits, palms, or soles. The results kick within 2-3 weeks and last for 3- 6 months. The treatment costs £495 and includes your medical consultation and your review appointment.

 

HoneyMoon Hair FREE with Permanent Results!

Forget the fuss of what a razor can bring before the big day and relax forever- Buy the latest in Laser and IPL technology – the Super Hair Removal (SHR) course of 6 for 2 areas and get a free course for the underarms.

VieTox Hen Parties

No more need to re-touch your selfies when you can achieve that fresh, pouty, chiselled selfie look in real life! Have your makeover for Botox-Lips-Cheeks in the company of your bridesmaids and friends, sipping on your refreshments and eating canapés as you have your treatments in a relaxed party atmosphere without cutting any corners with safety, in a professional clinic setting with excellent expertise and after care.

Lips- Lines- Cheeks in One!

A minimum of 5 people are required (including the bride) for the booking and the package includes 2 areas of Botox, 1ml lip filler and cheek augmentation with dermal filler. The price per person is £780 for the package and we throw in a gorgeous goodie bag (worth over £100) that includes the luscious Vie Aesthetics cloth masks and an amazing gift voucher for a RED CARPET FACIAL for everyone. You can add to the goodie bag for your bride or bridesmaids and our team will work with you to make it a very memorable event!!

The Neck Rejuvenation Package

This package is for you if you feel you are after more redefined, elegant lines of the jaw and neck for a fresher, more youthful, tighter, and more contoured appearance. This amazing package consists of 4 steps: a course of 3 tailor-made skin rejuvenation sessions (including Radio-frequency, No-Needle Mesotherapy, Micro-needling and LED Light Therapy) and the very popular “Nephertiti Neck Lift “, one session of Botox for jawline and chin that will lift and tighten the skin on your neck giving it a smooth and relaxed look. The package costs £550 and the Botox results last about 4 months.

The Aisle Awaits Package – Vie Red-Carpet-facials

Get skin-ready with the “Queen of Facials” our 10-step VIE AquaFacial. You can relax and let your skin get the professional care and attention it is longing for. The AquaFacial is is our signature treatment for men and women of all ages. It is the ultimate treatment for detoxing, cleansing exfoliatingbrighteningextractingnourishinghydrating and finally rejuvenating your face and neck, leaving you with a beautiful, radiant glow. The Buy-One-Get-One-Half Price Bride&Groom Package is our gift of radiant healthy skin for you.

Full Hair on the Day

We are pioneers in Stem-Cell micro Hair transplantation. Let us help you address hair thinning and hair loss with the newest autologous solution to re-grow and strengthen your hair. Suitable for women and men, this procedure involves one session with visible results to be expected after 8-12 weeks. The one-off treatment costs £2000.

HoneyMoon HIFU Package

With just 1-2 HIFU treatments we can help melt fat and tighten skin and banish cellulite. With this package you will receive a complementary home care kit including the bestselling medical skin health ZO cellulite cream & body brush. The cost per treatment depends on the area/s treated.

Have the VIElift!

Suitable for both women and men, the VIElift is a bespoke non-surgical combination treatment consisting of five steps to address all the causes for lines and wrinkles, volume loss and loss of laxity in the jawline, neck and mid face. We create your individual treatment plan combining five award-winning cutting edge anti-ageing procedures: a Thread Lift, a Liquid facelift with a collagen-stimulating volumising filler, permanent skin reduction with Plasma Fusion, Neck rejuvenation Botox & high-densityHA filler and Natural Collagen stimulation with super formula drink.

Ideally, treatments should be carried out at least three months before your big event to allow the body’s own collagen stimulation to kick in making you look like a better, more youthful version of yourself.

All five elements of the VIElift are non-surgical and do not require a hospital stay, or the use of a scalpel. There is no cutting, no general anaesthetic and it requires minimal downtime. Each step provides instant results which get even better over time as the body is stimulated to return the face and neck to its natural best.

Terms and Conditions

Customer expectations may exceed results. We only treat ages of 18 and above. We reserve the right to decline providing a treatment to a client at any one stage if it seems medically necessary. Some treatments may be available in one of our clinics only. Results may differ depending on skin type, your individual anatomical structure and your lifestyle.

 

The Millennial Man- Looking Sharp!

The Millennial Man:

Looking Sharp!

 

 

 

“Like a new man!” This was the message under the pictures sent in by our client, the talented artist, author and actor Chris Wild.

And we were very happy to see the transformation- the pictures speak for themselves! It was just a few month ago when Chris -having just finished his new book “Damaged” – made an appointment to see our Medical Director, Dr Ioannis Liakas, because he felt he needed a boost to his confidence ahead of his book launch and promo tour. A couple of months down the line and after having had his treatments with us, Chris just posted the above pictures on his social media saying: “Early this year I was stressed and tired, I looked and felt like s•••. Then I went to see Doctor Ioannis Liakas at Vie Aesthetics and changed my life around. It’s a tough market for everyone and you have to look your best. #livelife #lovelife#confidence”

And Chris is not alone. At Vie Aesthetics we are used to seeing a constant increase in numbers of professional male clients visiting our doctors and skin specialists for advice and non-surgical treatments to take away the tired look and signs of ageing.

Tear trough filler by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics

It is no secret that aesthetic procedures have traditionally been a female monopoly and historically any aesthetic intervention on a male face and body up until recently may not have been considered a particularly “masculine” activity. However,  for the millennial generation of men, who enter the 3rd decade of their lives, as the  notions of masculinity are evolving , the macho prototype is changing  too.

Dr Liakas, the Medical Director at Vie Aesthetics,  sees a trend of men now more than ever before seeking medical aesthetic procedures in order to look fresher, less tired and a better version of themselves. He explains that  “the male millennial generation are not fearful of showing emotions, sensitivity, vulnerability and indeed they place more emphasis on their looks too. Inevitably, this trend is catching up with older male generations, i.e. the millennials’ fathers too!”

Liquid lower face lift with Ellansé by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – Before
Liquid lower face lift with Ellansé by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – After

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Vie Aesthetics, we  cater for our male clients by offering a wide range of medical aesthetic procedures to help different age groups achieve their goals; from treating tiredness under the eyes, to lines reduction on their forehead, soft facial lifting, body treatments to help them lose fat and to firm up the abdomen, biceps and pecs; and this with instant results and without surgery and with no pain.

Thread Lift by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – Before
Thread Lift by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But his does not end with the menu of treatments on offer. At Vie Aesthetics we are very conscious of the fact that we do not want our environment to convey an overwhelmingly feminine feel. We aim at creating an atmosphere that reflects our approach to aesthetic procedures and services;  it is entirely discreet, it is catering for both sexes and for all ages, and in sync with the needs of the modern professional person.

Injectables Rejuvenation Treatment by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – Before
Injectables Rejuvenation Treatment by Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics – After 

In terms of providing optimal outcomes for our male clients, namely results that are instant, natural looking and long lasting, we believe that combination therapies are the way forward.

By creating tailor-made treatment plans and by combining injectables, threads, Fusion Plasma, Stem Cell therapy and so many more, we achieve stunning results with minimal down time to fit in with the busy lives of our clients. The high standard of expertise of our specialists is paired with only top-of -the-range and cutting edge procedures, devices and products.

Endopeel injectable instant abs lift

We have seen our male clientele rise by at least 50% in the last 2 years, and with our stem cell  hair transplant and the Endopeel body lift we now offer an even greater range of non-surgical solutions with stunning results for men as well.

 

 

If you are looking to get a sharper, fresher look and boost your confidence, then we  are looking forward to welcoming you at our premises. We will make sure to help you achieve your goals, but also feel looked-after and relaxed throughout the whole process.

To book a free consultation and find out what we can do for you , call us on 0207 1646140 text on Mob: 07899 673578 or book online: www.vie-aesthetics.com

Get Your Hair back with VieStem Hair!

Celebrated as the”Pioneering stem cell procedure that doesn’t just prevent hair loss but reverses it ” as seen in The Mail On Sunday

Would you believe that these pictures were taken only 4 weeks apart? The revolution in hair growth is here, in the UK, at Vie Aesthetics London Harley Street and Southend. With VieStem Hair we’re giving men and women their hair and their confidence back. When this patient came back to our Harley Street clinic for her routine review with Dr Liakas 4 weeks after her treatment, we understandably did not expect to see any significant changes yet-it is by all standards too early, after all! But we could not believe our eyes when we saw this: thicker hair and, yes, NEW HAIR! It makes us so happy to see such spectacular results. At Vie Aesthetics, you can have this one-off treatment of hair transplantation in half an hour with the use of your own body’s stem cells. We introduced this cutting edge treatment to combat hair loss for areas around the temples and the top of the scalp.

What is VieStem Hair Micro-Transplantation?

VieStem Hair Micro-transplantation with Stem Cells is a safe and effective technique to combat androgenic alopecia and other hair loss problems. Out doctors use the Regenera Activa technology to extract the stem cells from a minute probe taken from the back of the scalp. These are injected in the areas that need to be treated a part of a micro-transplantation procedure. the whole process is purely natural, without any harmful effects, only using your body’s own tissue and stem cells to improve the skin of the scalp, to increase the density of the existing hair, and to stimulate the re-growth of new hair follicles. This treatment means the end of hair loss and helps the hair return to its usual cycle, stimulating new hair growth and improvement of the existing thickness and density of your hair.

This regenerative system uses the patients’ own tissue (hence the name “autologous auto-transplantation”) obtained from an area of the scalp where the hair is still dense and not affected by baldness, hence in areas where hair follicle cells are still in abundance.

This is usually the area at the occipital region (the back of the head, closest to the neck). The tissues are being filtered, calibrated and mechanically processed with the Regenera Activa Technology  to exctract the precious stem cells which get then re- implanted in the areas with the thinning hair and hair loss. The process is relatively quick and pain free. A local anaesthetic is injected prior to the procedure. The result of this method is activation of follicles that are towards the end-phase of their life (hence leading to thinning hair) and rendering them to healthier, hair promoting follicles that will produce denser and thicker hair.

What is the down time?

There is no downtime and patients can return immediately to their daily activities. The very little circular marks at the back of the head from where the tissue has been obtained, heal within 7-10 days. Small circular marks can remain but these are usually covered by growing hair and become invisible over time.

How may sessions do I need?

The VieStem Hair micro-transplantation is a one-off session, safe and completely natural, as no foreign materials are being injected, just the patients’ own cells. The whole process promotes the growth of new hair follicles and the first results can be observed within 4-6 weeks, i.e. greater density of hair in the injected areas and thicker hair with new hair growth appearing between 3-7 months.

Your VieStem Hair package includes an

  • initial consultation and assessment by our specialist doctor
  • the one-off micro-transplantation session with Regenera Activa
  • 2 booster sessions with LED Light therapy and oxygen therapy
  • a review appointment

The VieStem Hair micro-transplantation technique is a one-off session, safe and completely natural, as no foreign materials are being injected, just the patients’ own cells. The whole process promotes the growth of new hair follicles and the first results can be observed within 4-6 weeks, i.e. greater density of hair in the injected areas and thicker hair with new hair growth appearing between 3-7 months.

The results are long- lasting and the procedure can be repeated every 2-6 years. The treatment is suitable for both, men and women. It can also be applied to patients who already have had hair implants and/or hair transplant procedures. The price, inclusive of consultation, treatment, aftercare and 2 LED Therapy and 2 oxygen therapy booster sessions, is £2000.

To find out more about the difference of this procedure to traditional surgical hair transplant, click here

Before and after one session of Stem Cell Micro -Transplantation

Celebrity Hair Stylist and author Steven Smith, who was one of the first to have this treatment at Vie Aesthetics says about his results: “…my hair looked amazing; it felt thick in the areas that were worrying me. People actually commented on it. It definitely worked for me and several friends have booked to have it done. It’s a little miracle. Even my mum messaged me to say how nice my hair looked. ” To read the whole article, click here

This treatment has been also featured in MilliOnAir Global magazine. To read the article click here

Well, it is not a secret anymore, that Stem Cell Micro Transplantation is the future in treating hair thinning and hair loss. Only one session, no anaesthetics, no stitches. 

T&Cs

Please note that consultation is free, but we require a £150 deposit to secure your booking.  This amount will be refunded to you on the day after your consultation.  Should you wish to proceed with the procedure,  then the amount can be deducted from your overall payment. The deposit will not be refunded in case of no-show.

To book a consultation, call us on 07899673578 or book online here. 

We look forward to talking to you

 

Vicky Grammatikopoulou

Director

Vie Aesthetics

The launch of Princess Lips and the Red Carpet Peel

We had a great evening at the launch of two new treatments and products in our clinic in Southend on Sea. The event included expert presentations,  live stage demos on real models and special offers for both treatments:

1. PRINCESS LIPS that was launched in the UK-  an excellent lip filler with higher content of HA and smart technology for for more volume, longer lasting effect, smoothness, safety and natural-looking results

2. The RED CARPET FACIAL with the Stimulator Peel by Zein Obagi (ZO) – a fantastic treatment to activate your skin cells and rejuvenate face and neck (and hands!) with no downtime leaving you with  polished, radiant, glowing healthy skin- READY TO PARTY!!!! like a Princess and Prince.

Both treatments have become very popular in our clinics now and we would like to thank our guest speakers Hannah Gibson (from Princess by Chroma) , Melissa Meachen (from Wigmore Medical) for their presentations, all our our models, our Expert Doctor Liakas and our fantastic guests for a successful, packed, and buzzing event and launch of  these amazing  treatments.

Here is a little taste with highlights of the event:

To book a consultation and treatment, call us on 07899673578

Vicky Grammatikopoulou

CEO, Vie Aesthetics Ltd

Princess Lips now available at Vie Aesthetics

princess3Since the launch in November at The Holly & the i-Vie Event in Southend, Princess Lips have gone down a storm in our clinics. Our clients have been singing the praises of this procedure, which combines the artistry and professional expertise of our specialist injector Dr. Liakas with a superb product.

 

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At Last, The Secret To Instant and Permanent Scar Removal Is Revealed

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Do you wish you could get rid of unwanted tattoos, scars or moles instantly and permanently?  

Then I have great News  for you:  You can!

And is it possible without surgery and at an affordable price? YES!

Continue reading “At Last, The Secret To Instant and Permanent Scar Removal Is Revealed”

Offer for October: Eye Lash Growth serum

Do you wish you had longer, thicker eye lashes?

You can now grow and enjoy beautiful long and thick eye lashes and eye brows with Ego Lash Serum!

ego lashes

This serum has taken Germany by storm and we now have it in our clinic. It is an excellent medical product that  that contains EPM, (a biological enzyme of 10 amino-acids), vitamin E, rose and olive oil and has been proven to make eye lashes (and brows) grow thicker and longer in a natural way. 

All you need to do is apply a thin layer of Ego Lash Serum twice a day like an eye liner, preferably in the morning and evening, to the base of your lower and upper lashes. It can also be used to grow and strengthen your eye brows. The results of growth and thickening of your lashes are visible from day 21. After day 40, you only need  one application weekly to maintain the growth.

The serum will last you very long and the normal price is £98. You  can get it at Vie Aesthetics for the introductory price of £58 until end of October!