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What is an advanced facial and where you can get one in the North East

The facials that’ll have you feeling fabulous inside and out.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 04.11.2021

Busy lifestyles and pollution can cause damage to your skin. This is where advanced facials come to the rescue.

Every salon treat their client as individuals tailoring each treatment in the facial to your personal needs. Gone are the days of having a facial that targets just one skin concern, advanced facials combine a range of state-of-the-art treatments that help all of your problem areas with guarantee optimum results and significant savings in the long run.

Studio Aesthete

Feeling like your skin needs some TLC? The lovely Lucie will help you feel rejuvenated and get your skin back to having a youthful glow. Taking the time to get to know you and your face, the Studio Aesthete team will tailor their treatments and help you reach your aesthetic goals.

We popped down to try a treatment of ourselves – Two of a Kind, which includes the marvellous microneedling and microdermabrasion treatments. By making micro punctures that cause slight injuries to the skin, microneedling encourages your skin to produce more collagen while it repairs – and we can confirm it definitely doesn’t hurt as much as it sounds.

Microdermabrasion simultaneously exfoliates and extracts dirt and dry, damaged skin cells through an attached vacuum that leaves your skin feeling fresh – it’s such a satisfying feeling! Lastly, your skin will be treated to a targeted serum, packed with the nutrients it needs. which will absorb deep into your skin.

But your facial isn’t over… You’ll then be treated to LED Light Therapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses narrowband, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes, accelerate rejuvenation and repair the skin, which is perfect for treating those pesky scars, sun damage and sensitive skin. Lucie will have you glowing in no time!

Studio Aesthete, 53 Sea Road, Fulwell, Sunderland, SR6 9BW

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Danu Studios

Here, dream team Laura and Lucy will have you feeling a million dollars. These experienced therapists have a passion for beauty therapy and love spending their time making their customers look and feel beautiful, inside and out.

With the range of Million Dollar advanced facials on their list of treatments, you’re spoilt for choice on which one to choose from. So, here’s a little help from us with our top pick – the Million Dollar Glow Super Facial, a luxury facial, where science meets indulgence.

Why? Well, the Million Dollar Glow Super Facial Vit C10 contains a powerful antioxidant, L-asorbic acid at 10%, which is clinically proven to help clear free radicals (unstable atoms). Free radicals are caused by pollution and lifestyle choices, and can lead to signs of ageing, as well as damaging small blood vessels which carry vital nutrients to the skin.

Having this ultimate Million Dollar Glow Super Facial will help your skin fight these unwanted toxins, improve blood flow to preserve collagen and will leave your skin looking more radiant and your complexion more youthful – giving you your mojo back!

The Clock Tower, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2HL

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Guinot Salon Gosforth

From detoxing and anti-ageing facials to full-body massages and slimming treatments, Salon Director Haley Carr and her team are here to make you feel comfortable in your own skin – the au naturel way.

With all this cold weather outside, it can be harsh and damaging to your skin. That’s where Guinot’s Detoxygene Treatment comes in. After just one hour, your skin will be reoxygenated after toxins and pollution have been removed, leaving your face gleaming with a fresh, healthy glow.

Your facial will start with the dual enzymatic and mechanical exfoliation that eliminates dead skin cells loaded with toxins and pollution particles, smoothing and refining skin texture, before a detoxifying mask that acts as a ‘pollution magnet’ that picks up and removes pollution particles to detoxify the skin.

Then you’ll be treated to a massage that will reoxygenate the skin through manual techniques, which boost skin microcirculation and through active natural ingredients in the massage serum. So you’ll be walking out of the salon feeling zen.

Guinot Salon Gosforth, Unit 1 Middleton North, Waggonway Drive, Gosforth, NE13 9BH

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Dr Helen Marsden Aesthetics

One of HLN’s longest-standing friends, Dr Helen Marsden, provides non-surgical aesthetic services designed to subtly enhance your natural beauty, reduce signs of ageing, rejuvenate your appearance and bring out your best features. Just what we need, right?

But we have to say, Helen’s WOW fusion facial will definitely give you that wow factor that you’re after. This tailored skincare cocktail helps ageing, dullness, pigmentation and scarring through a combination of microneedling and mesotherapy prescription products.

Microneedling with gold-plated titanium needles in the revolutionary WOW fusion device helps your skin deeply absorb the hyper-personalised skincare cocktail that Helen creates for your skin’s needs. This is great to brighten tired, dull-looking winter skin, giving you back that summer glow you’ve missed.

And what is mesotherapy, we hear you ask? This is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin and remove excess fat – giving your skin all the goodness you lack during this dark, winter season.

Dr Helen Marsden Aesthetics, 55A Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN

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