Creative Artistry in Cosmetic Treatments

Creative Artistry  in Cosmetic Treatments

I know we talk a lot about how important it is to have the appropriate qualifications and insurance in place to carry out facial aesthetics.  This is very very important.  Read our lip filler and Botox blog, for further information.  But something that is very often overlooked is the creative artistry in cosmetic treatments. 

How creative is the eye and hand of your aesthetics practitioner?

This question should also be an important point to consider when having wrinkle treatments.  Sometimes it’s nice to keep those “smile” lines that make you, well you!.  Also to retain that important eyebrow movement so you don’t look frozen, but still with no wrinkles.  

But it’s particularly important if you’re considering dermal fillers.  As this is when creative artistry in cosmetic treatments is even more important.  

We can all spot “bad work” but you rarely notice the great work, and that’s the point.

When we notice that someone has had lips fillers, it’s more often than not for all the wrong reasons.  Very often they are too large, a common mistake of the aesthetic practitioner.  By simply not looking at the patients other features and therefore not complimenting their overall appearance, you become a walking set of lips.  Or perhaps they’re simply the wrong shape, maybe it’s a “one size fits all” and that’s all the practitioner can do?.  Or the worst reason, too much filler anywhere is inexcusable.  Most often purely for financial gain and not with your wellbeing at the forefront of the treatment.

So here’s a story about how I discovered Austin’s outstanding artistic ability…

Since I met Austin he’s always told me that many years ago he used to enjoy drawing.  Now don’t get me wrong I did think that he was probably quite good, maybe very good.  I just wasn’t quite expecting how AMAZING he truly was!

This all started a while ago when he ordered some “artist” pencils online, I was supportive and contributed a lovely sketch pad – then nothing happened….. until, out of the blue the other day we went on a trip to our local artist supplies (I came out armed with a pad and a few pencils too, feeling rather inspired!).  And so he started.  The result was absolutely stunning, so stunning that I had to share it with you all.

And yes this is his pencil drawing, no photo editing results here you know!

Dermal fillers is the wrong hands

The point that I really want to make is that in the right hands dermal fillers can really make an amazing difference, in the wrong hands they can look terrible, pull the face down and make it sag which defeats the whole purpose.

We use derma fillers that are 100% Hyaluronic acid – a substance which is present in everyone already.   Your body is therefore able to break it down over a gradual period of time, so your fillers always maintain a natural look.  One of Austin’s favourite treatments to do are lips, and this is where his creativity truly excels, his technique combined with the quality products we use produce such beautiful and natural results he really should be the only person to see if you are thinking of having your lips done, or any cosmetic treatment for that matter!

For further information about the cosmetic treatments available from Austin Brewer , including chemical peels and derma roller treatments, or to book a free initial skin consultation, please call Austin directly on 07823 883888

How to get your skin looking great

Cosmetic treatments to smooth out those wrinkles, improve the texture with skin needling, or plump up with dermal fillers can provide a fast, safe and effective method of gaining healthy, revitalised looking skin.

However, to get your skin looking great, it is important to ensure that whatever else you are putting on your face is maintaining the quality too.  You’re just wasting your hard earned money on all these procedures if you haven’t got the basics right in the first place.

So step away from the beauty counters and read the following – trust us – and it won’t break the (piggy) bank!

Our first beauty experience

Remember that age when the curiosity began with make up and after experimenting with eye shadow (was it blue?!) the eyeliner, probably making you look like a panda and of course that lovely bright lipstick, all raided from your mums make up drawer. You proudly look in the mirror and gazing back at you were the fruits of your labour, then you realise you’ve got to get it all off again, after frantic rubbing with tissues that just seemed to make it smear and leave your skin red raw, you search your mum’s drawer further to find “eye make up remover, cleanser, face mask, toner, eye cream, moisturiser, serum, day cream, night cream, emollients”  hmmm, what on earth is all that for?

Fast forward to now. How many of us are still using the products that our Mum, sister or friends use, or are following these out dated theories in pursuit for “perfect” skin all pushed on us by massive marketing campaigns produced by the multi million pound companies that tell you, you need all this stuff – really! If it’s all so good why do they need to keep re-releasing a newer version of the same products, how many do we really need?

Our pursuit for perfect skin

Skin needs to be clean but that does not translate in to “scrub the hell out of it”, you need to ensure that you are removing the dead skin and doing so with the most gentle of cleansers.  You do not want to be stripping your skin of all it’s natural oils.  If you don’t exfoliate it’s just going to make your skin look dull, dull, dull, and whether you do it daily with a rub of the flannel as you shower.  Or twice weekly with some exfoliating mitts this is an important step to achieve a clean canvas. Otherwise how are you ever going to get your foundation looking amazing if you’re trying to cake it over flaking skin, never a good look. If you are looking to fully exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, why not treat yourself to a chemical peel in Bournemouth?

Next you need to give your skin a drink….hydrated skin is beautiful skin

Hydration is important for your body and your skin, over 50% of our entire body weight is made up from water, and in babies it’s up to 75%! that’s why they’re all squidgy and not wrinkly.

Hydrating the skin is also another area where we are sucked into believing lots of mis-information kindly provided by those big companies I mentioned earlier, believe it or not, those magic serums that claim to hydrate in to deep levels of your skin simply don’t, in order to transport the moisturisers that deeply, they would need to contain harsh vitamins, acids or chemicals to burn through your layers of skin, and by doing so would ultimately dry your skin even further, so put that credit card away.

If these theories were true, every time we got in the bath we’d soak up all the bath water! think about it!  So a simple hydrant is what you need and Hyaluronic acid (which is naturally present in everyone’s body and dermal fillers) is the best way to go about it, as this will get to the levels it needs to.

Protecting you face from the sun is the best anti-aging advice

The next and final step  and this is only in the morning, is to put on an SPF 50, those uva rays are always present and don’t just come from the sun.  It’s as important to put your uva filter on, even on the greyest and rainiest days as well as the sunniest ones.  Just because you can’t see the sun, it can see you.  If it wasn’t there, we’d all be bumping in to each other as it’d be pitch black every day!

As a facial aesthetic practitioner, Austin has many clients that are regularly asking him what they should be doing with their skin, to enable them to get the best possible results from their cosmetic treatments.  We offer free no obligation consultations 7 days a week including evenings.  We believe in keeping things simple with treatments that truly work.

A derma roller, skin peel or Juvederm Volite injectable moisturising treatment can all set you on the right path to beautiful and flawless skin.

If you would like any further information on how you can improve your skin’s condition with chemical peels or dermaroller skin needling, give Austin Brewer a call on 07823 883888 or arrange a free skin consultation in Bournemouth today!