Author Archives: Samantha Clarke

Welcome back Beth!

Welcome back Beth! We’re very happy to have Beth (senior aesthetician/therapist) back after 2 weeks leave for her Septorhinoplasty. Beth’s been kind enough to share her experience of her recent cosmetic surgery and share pictures with us…

#loveyourself #confidence #empowering #lovingyou

I have been self-conscious about my nose since the age of 16. I’ve gained confidence with age (and discovered contouring ) so would no longer get upset by it but I still wasn’t happy.  I finally decided in October 2016 that I would make the move to go ahead with the procedure.
I did some research, made some enquiries, decided on where I would go for my consultation and spoke to others who had the same procedure done.  After my first consultation I was 100% sure I wanted to go ahead with it.

Beth - septorhinoplasty

I booked an appointment with my surgeon the following month. Sr Lahoud answered all my questions before I’d asked them, drew diagrams to explain the procedure and discussed what we would change and realistic results. I have scar tissue from a previous operation and that can make it harder to get my desired results. We then booked the operation and pre-op.

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Redensity I treatments with Haley

Today Staff Nurse Haley is talking about Redensity I.

Haley at No6

Redensity I is a light dermal filler with a unique combination of Hyaluronic Acid, powerful Antioxidents, Minerals, Vitamins and Amino Acids. It restores balance by adequately nourishing the skin from within allowing your skin rehydration, protection and redensification.

Hyaluronic Acid is an essential skin component. It acts like a sponge that retains water, keeps the skin moisturised, plumped and healthy.

The treatment is performed by Nurse Haley. To begin a numbing cream will be applied to cleansed skin. Once removed Haley will preform microinjections to the treatment area to ensure the product is spread evenly into the skin. Redensity I can be used to treat the face, neck, chest and hands.

A course of 3 treatments 3-4 weeks apart is recommended and approximately 2 treatments per year to maintain the results.

Redensity

In combination with this treatment Haley is keen to promote appropriate and effective skincare at home. She always takes time to recommend a skincare regime that suits your individual needs.

A course of 3 treatments is £550 or each 1ml syringe is £200.

Introduction to #FacialWeek with founder and owner of No.6, Samantha Clarke

“THE FACIAL, it forms our whole philosophy…”

Maintaining healthy skin is essential in keeping a fresh, youthful complexion through the decades and this is at the very core of our ethos of No.6.  Samantha saw after working in the industry for a few years as an Aesthetic Nurse that the eternal quest for youth, injectables and surgery were often being performed with unnatural and even scary results.

“At this stage probably 14 years ago” Samantha says, “I became very interested in the new cosmeceutical product ranges that were emerging, which claimed to renew skin cells, stimulate collagen and elastin without any recovery or downtime. I tried out all the products I could and grilled the founders about the science and the results. I was obsessed!!

In 2005 I was confident enough to branch out on my own. I rented a room in a local medical practice, took out a small bank loan, did the minimum order on MD formulation skincare and leased the Omnilux machine. Word seemed to spread and within six months I was doing an average of five Power Facials a day. The results spoke for themselves. Client numbers were growing and I was finding that those having these regular facials would not only have fabulous skin, but that the Doctor and I wouldn’t advise them to have botox and fillers as regularly, if at all! If they did need a tweak here and there the results of the injectables also lasted much longer.

In late 2006 No.6 was created. It was a huge step but I had a complete passion for advanced facials, cosmeceuticals and delivering the highest standard of care for my client’s and their skin.

Since then we have expanded. We now have two locations in St John’s, Tunbridge Wells which have provided additional treatment rooms and the retail of advanced skincare. Though, one treatment has always been central, THE FACIAL. It forms our whole philosophy at No.6 and we’re constantly striving to give our client’s the best bespoke result driven facial, whilst adding the latest innovations and special touches to ensure that it is the most anticipated appointment in our client’s diary!”

Stay tuned this week during #FacialWeek at No.6 for more information about;
*Our signature advanced facials – the PhotoFacial and PowerFacial
*Tips from our Aestheticians – Beth, Kelly and Carly
*Essential product recommendations for post Summer skin needs
*Real life results – No.6 Client testimonials and pictures

Book in for a FREE #DiscoverSkin session
Includes skin analysis, 20minute facial and Jane Iredale mineral makeup taster.

This informal session allows you learn more about your skin and to sample cosmeceutical skincare treatments, products and pure mineral makeup. No hidden costs or pushy sales, but a chance for you to receive honest and accurate skincare advice with a highly trained aesthetician at No6 Clinic.
Includes free samples and a special introductory offer on one of our exclusive facials!

Limited appointments available, book your free Discover Skin session today. Booking line open 9.30am-2.00pm, Mon-Sat
01892 506930
www.no6clinic.co.uk/facialtreatments.php

The rise of male hair removal

Nearly all of the treatments offered at No.6 are suitable for men as well as women, but due to client demand we are working on adding extra treatments to our extensive menu so that we can offer the highest quality of appointments, particularly aimed at male skin and grooming. Stay tuned for male facials and grooming treatments to be revealed soon.

Male IPL hair removalA treatment already popular with our male clients is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), ideal for those wanting a hair-free back, smooth chest or hairless back of the neck. Here at No.6 Clinic we have seen an increase in male clients opting for this treatment for many reasons, including wanting to avoid painful ingrown hairs and razor burns – which men are more prone to because their hair is thicker and coarser. Lifestyles are also meaning that people are now demanding long-lasting results and with IPL, after each treatment you can expect to be hair free for up to six weeks, then experiencing a full reduction within a course of treatments, six sessions. This method of hair removal is also more cost and time effective, as well as being less painful than alternatives. Win, win! Continue reading

It’s Time to Take Notice of Your Neck

Look after your neckNo matter how young you may look from the chin up, if you don’t lavish some care on your neck your age will be an easy read. Neck skin is a prime age-revealer; an article recently published in the Telegraph stated that “50% of the visible signs of ageing happen in lower part of our face and below the neck”. This is because the skin can be thinner, due to a lower level of fatty tissue, and more sensitive, therefore it is the first to suffer from premature elastin and collagen degradation. The neck area is also just as prone to changes in pigment, sun damage, texture – and, yes, to wrinkles. With this in mind, here are some ways that you can improve the appearance of your neck, whatever your age.

Apply to Face…and Neck

Start to make a conscious effort in continuing your skincare regime below your jaw line and right down to your chest area. The neck has fewer sebaceous glands meaning that it dehydrates easily and needs nourishing ingredients to help restore this moisture. Aesthetician Beth recommends Environ’s AVST Body Oil, £42.45, a lightweight formula which contains Vitamin A, to normalise and repair, Vitamin C and E to protect, hydrate, heal and guard against photo-damage and ageing, as well as Jojoba oil to soften and smooth.  In her experience,  Beth also recommends Environ’s Revival Masque, £52, a unique combination of 3 acids (Asiatic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) which work together to trigger the release of growth factors from the keratinocyte cells. This product will lighten pigmentation, reduce lines and wrinkles by making skin tighter, smoother, more radiant and younger looking  – hailed as a facelift in a jar!

Pamper Your Throat

In our No.6 Clinic facials we automatically carry the treatment down to this area, but also have specific treatments to target your neck concerns. Aesthetician Kelly often has clients asking her to pay attention to the neck area and she suggests adding onto our Signature Photofacial, (www.no6clinic.co.uk/facialtreatments.php) which is £50 extra for this additional area. This triple collagen boosting facial addresses the aspects of premature ageing due to its ability to promote fibroblast activity and subtly restructure collagen within the skin.

Aesthetic Nurse Haley recommends Redensity,(www.no6clinic.co.uk/injectables.php)  which redensifies your skin, restoring its ability to reflect light and giving an immediate, cumulative, visible, and – most importantly – natural result! The light filling treatment consists of microinjections performed evenly across the area of concern so that the Dermo-Restructing Complex is spread evenly into the skin. It is fantastic for the neck and décolleté – all areas that are fragile and often ignored by traditional treatments.

Defy Nature

The neck has a lower density of connective fibre makes it particularly prone to sagging, particularly the platysma muscle which can cause a ‘turkey neck’ in some people as they grow older, or through weight loss. It is also important to remember that posture matters, if you spend long hours in front of a computer, make sure your screen is at the correct height, this too applies for mobile phones, which you should avoid hunching your shoulder up and bringing the screen eye level.

To help tighten this area, Aesthetic Nurse Samantha shares here top three neck exercises:

The Tongue Press Sitting back with your back straight and shoulders down tilt your head back so that you are looking at the ceiling — Forcefully press your tongue to the roof of your mouth — lower your chin to your chest as far as possible without rounding your back —You should feel  your chin and front of neck contract –Relax your tongue, straighten your neck and repeat

Chin Rotations In a seated or standing position, elongate your spine for a tall, straight, back — Leading with your chin slowly and gently rotate your head so it moves in a full circle from your shoulder to chest to shoulder to back—Keep your shoulder down and back throughout the movement —Repeat in opposite direction.

Platysma Exercise Stand with your neck erect —Tighten the tendons in your jaw by pulling you lips up over your teeth and turning down the corners of your mouth downwards, as if you were frowning —Hold for 10seconds and relax—Repeat.

For further information on skincare for the neck area please book in for a free consultation at No.6 Clinic by calling 01892 506930/542712 www.no6clinic.co.uk

The No.6 Home Range by Ellie Beach

Our products come from a local independent business, who specialise in finding the finest selection of natural ingredients to create unique scents. The No.6 candles are hand-poured with pure natural mineral wax incorporating our fragrances to suit your mood and surroundings. Our blends are environmentally friendly, ethically produced and the wicks are lead free. Ingredients are natural, biodegradable and manufactured meeting FDA standards. Our products are all highly scented with a good fragrance throw and a scent that is long lasting.

Why did we produce the home range? Due to demand from clients we decided to extend the product ranges that we offer. We wanted to ensure that clients prolong their relaxation and create the perfect environment in their own homes.

Why buy from us as opposed to larger retailer? We are a small, local, family run company, supporting a local business by using them as our supplier. All of the products are handpicked by our team, and we have worked hard to choose scents that we believe our clients will enjoy. Within our ethos we try to build close relationships with our clients by providing what we believe are fabulous products. This is why we only use high quality ingredients before putting our name to them.

What do you like to use candles for? Relaxing? Refreshing the home? Whatever your preference we have the scent for you. Whether it be our  Zesty grapefruit and saffron – A refreshing, uplifting fragrance to wake you up and energize the room. A crisp awakenening to enlighten any room. Soothing florals of lavender, geranium and sandalwood – A relaxing scent perfect to accompany a warm bubble bath. Help yourself drift off into a deep sleep with the lavender that subtly fills the room. Deep amber, saffron and sultry ylang-ylang- A cozy, warming scent ideal to fill the bedroom like a dream. Warm winter spice – This scent transforms the room into a winter wonderland. Ideal to burn alongside the fire on a cold and wet night!

Each scent is concentrated into a glass dome so that you capture each individual smell, rather than filling the room with a variation. Our simple, yet effective, display compliments and shows off our beautiful, unique range. To find your perfect fragrance for the right space in your home why not pop in and try our exclusive candle experience. Take free roam with our display and discover your ideal scent. Picture your home, where you would place certain products and which scents you believe would fit each room best. How do certain scents make you feel?

The products not only make a lovely treat for your home but they are great to purchase as gifts. Come in and create your own bespoke gift bundle for your loved ones. Group together, mix and match and create the ideal gift for anyone you know. Leave all the hard work to us! We will piece it all together and gift wrap so you don’t have to.

Copper Candle – This unique looking candle provides you with 70hours of burn time. The copper container is reusable (plant pot, make up brushes, pen pot) Three Wick Candle – 50hours burn time. Comes in a beautiful elegant round, white frosted glass pot.

Large Candle – 46hours burn time, large white frosted glass jar with chrome lid to cover when not in use.

Medium Candle – 30hours burn time. Small frosted white glass jar bursting with fragrance.

Three Frosted Glass Votives – Beautiful little glass candles, ideal for dotting around the bath or in different rooms.

Room Diffusers – Lasts 8 months. The reeds are manufactured using a combination of cotton and other fibers to produce a highly efficient wick system. They do not require turning. Just place them in the liquid and leave them to perform. This in turn saves product and increases effectiveness. Works out at 14 pence per day (250ml).

Antique Effect Copper Lid Diffusers – Exactly the same as our other diffusers however these ones are decorated with a beautiful copper lip and stopper.

Room Spray – Glass bottles with spray lid. Filled to the top with liquid infused with our elegant scents. Simply spray to fill the room with delight.

We look forward to welcoming you to the No.6 Shop soon and make sure after your next Clinic treatment you pop over to see (and smell) the range.