Recently, I had the pleasure of being invited to try a new Anti-Ageing facial from Suite 7 which is a new Cosmetic Clinic in Herbert Avenue Dublin 4 (right beside St. Vincent’s Private Hospital). Specialising in non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Glygolic Peels, Botox, Dermal Fillers and Laser Hair Removal, Suite 7 seems to have everything needed to refresh your complexion and have you looking amazing.
I tried the The Dermaceutic Milk Peel which apparently is “ideal for early signs of sun damage, age spots, dilated pores, unbalanced texture, dryness and fine lines. This Glycolic Peel is also highly recommended for oily skin or acne-prone skin. The Dermaceutic Milk Peel has also been used for reduction of wrinkles, dull complexion, stimulation of the epidermal, oil regulation, spot treatment and an overall smoother effect for softer skin which will give your skin and your face a more youthful appearance”.
I met with Clinic Director Mary-Kay Sheehy and she talked me though the various treatments that were offered there (more on that later). She led me into a small room and I hopped up on the treatment table while she applied a special foaming cleaner to my skin. This cleanser had some glycolic ingredients which helped to remove dead skin cells and thouroughly cleanse skin before the application of the mask.
Once that was done, she applied the peel with a small fan brush directly to my face and told me that it may sting and my skin might feel hot, but that was all perfectly normal. It certainly did tingle and I could really feel it working on my skin but Mary-Kay fanned my face to ease the discomfort and it was literally only on my skin for a few seconds before she removed it with wet sponges, so it really wasn’t too bad at all. Mary-Kay explained that this peel removes a couple of layers of your surface skin cells revealing bright new skin underneath and leaving you lookin radiant. She gave me a small sample of cream to apply every hour to my skin and told me it would feel a bit sensitive for a while and not to expose it to the sun, so using a sunblock is very important after this.
You can see in the before and after pictures above that my skin was very red & shiny afterwards but I can assure you that it went down after a few hours and any redness lasted only a couple of days and was easily covered with makeup. After those few days my skin looked and felt AMAZING! It was so soft and seemed to clear a bit of a break out I was having on my chin area so I was delighted with that. My makeup glided on smoothly, lines and wrinkles looked less visable and I just looked radiant so I’d really recommend it especially a few days before a big event. This peel costs €100 so it’s not cheap but well worth it and more effective than a facial in a fraction of the time so if you’re treating yourself you woudn’t regret it when you see the results.
As I said, Suite 7 also offer other treatments to combat the signs of ageing such as Botox and Fillers. This is not for everyone of course but I know from speaking to some of my makeup clients that women are more concerned with ageing now than they ever were and those women are prepared to do what they can to make themselves look and feel as good as possible. Of course you see adds on the TV for clinics claiming all sorts when it comes to these treatments but if you delve a bit deeper, you’ll find that the only thing that qualifies them to administer such treatments as Botox etc. is a one day workshop and a white coat! All I would say is that if you do decide to go down this route, make sure it’s with an experienced licenced practitioner.
Suite 7 is run by very experienced staff and headed up by Mr Colin Morrison MSc (Hons) FRCSI (Plast). Mr Morrison is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College and has a weatlh of experience so you know that if you have your treatments here, you are in good hands and this is so important. Especially when you hear the horror stories associated with botox and dermal fillers. I can’t say it’s something I’ve considered myself (my fear of needles is too great!) but if I did, I know I would want to be in good experienced hands and this is certainly the case at Suite 7. The costs for these procedures are very reasonable also, check out their website for more details.
What do you think? Would you consider having this done?