Botox, fillers, lasers, peels…everything you’ve ever wanted to know about non-surgical cosmetic procedures, by the woman who has tried them all. If you are curious about tweakments and you want independent,
unbiased advice on which ones do what, and how — this is the book you need. Would facial fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections or ultrasound treatment work for you? What does a treatment feel like? How much would it cost, how do you avoid looking overdone and how do you find a good, safe practitioner and avoid the cowboys?
Alice Hart-Davis is a journalist and aesthetics industry expert who has spent 20 years investigating the fastmoving and confusing world of tweakments. She and has trialled countless procedures to review them, attends aesthetics conferences around the world and spends a lot of time catching up with the doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and the companies behind the technology, the better to understand the tweakments on offer.
This book is for:
Anyone who is curious about what they might do to help keep their face looking as fresh and youthful as they’d like it to look.
Anyone who has looked in the mirror and realise your face needs more help than you can give it through skincare, diet, and getting more sleep.
Anyone who doesn’t know where to start in this complicated and highly confusing area.
Anyone who wants to know what all their options are when it comes to cosmetic treatments, and who wants unbiased advice to help them work out which procedures might work best for them.
This book will tell you everything you need to know about the following topics:
Why your skin and your face look the way they do as you get older.
What you can do with skincare to help improve your complexion.
Which tweakments — from high-tech facials to lasers, Botox, injectable fillers, and thread lifts — can help with which particular concerns, and how well they work.
What it is like to experience one of these treatments, by someone who has tried it, and whether you will need any ‘downtime’ after a particular treatment.
What the treatments cost, and where to find them.
How to find a good practitioner.
How to avoid things going wrong — but what to do if they do.
Which home-use devices can help and which ones work best.
This book is organised by describing the main concerns about the face, then explaining the ways that these can be improved — first with skincare and then with various different types of tweakments.
It explains the technology behind each tweakment and reviews many of the tweakments, to provide an idea of what each procedure actually involves, what it feels like to have it done, and what sort of results it gives.
The chapters are organised by each concern, such as ‘Dynamic’ lines and wrinkles, skin texture, uneven pigmentation (the age spots that result from sun damage or are hormone-related), thread veins, rosacea and redness, pores, and acne spots, loss of volume, sagging skin.
It then explains there are lots of different ways to treat each of those concerns covering treatments such as injections of wrinkle-relaxing toxins such as Botox; medical needling, laser resurfacing, under-the-skin moisturising injections, laser and intense pulsed light treatment, skin peels, microneedling, injectable fillers, radiofrequency, ultrasound, laser, and heat-based skin tightening; thread lifts.
There’s also a list of the most commonly offered tweakments in ‘The Basic Recipe for a Fresher Face’
to give you an idea of the procedures a cosmetic practitioner might suggest, and in what order.
Visit www.thetweakmentsguide.com for more information.