Jenny Townsend, beauty journalist and blogger goes to one of her local salons in the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford – Purple Valentine:
The salon is very looks space age and is very trendy offering all the latest aesthetic treatments on the market as well as standard treatments such as nails ect for walk ins. I was extremely impressed.
There were so many treatments to choose from. Skin wise there’s peels, radiofrequency tightening, rejuvenation, prescription facial….the list is endless. There are also body sculpting treatments, SPMU, botox, fillers, you name it Natasha Wooton has it all under one roof! Natasha has many years experience and is more than qualified in the beauty and aesthetics trade. Everything at Purple Valentine is pharmaceutically and clinically proven to work and is tailored to the client’s needs.
I opted for a simple but effective treatment called IPL skin rejuvenation. This involves intense pulsed light systems which release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. This improves the irradiancy and tightness of the skin, controlling enlarged pores, and giving a more uniform complexion. This works on the surface of the skin and is good for an age group of 20s-30s. For older skin a course of this treatment can be combined with radiofrequency skin tightening which will target the deeper layers of the skin. Something I will soon be writing about as I am currently on a course of this in a lovely little clinic in Brentwood).
The treatment was just a little uncomfortable, not painful. It made me jump more than anything as the light each time was like a tiny shock. It only took 10-15 minutes. I noticed an immediate result and this continued to improve all the next day and the day after that. My skin looked clearer, pinker, plumper and firmer. I was very happy with the result and it felt softer and firmer too. It is important to always use good sun protection after such a treatment and avoid steam rooms, swimming ect for 48 hours to avoid any damage to the skin.
I will be returning to Purple Valentine in the future to treat myself and definitely recommending to friends. The location is really handy for the busy mum and the treatment list is very tempting. All the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional and bookings are easily made with no waiting time.