This is not just a luxury pampering facial but an alternative to going under the needle! Famed as the “friendly botox” facial. Created by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Des Fernandes, Environ’s Ionzyme® Focus Frown Serum is used and contains four main active formulas that tackle wrinkles in different ways. These ingredients are expensive to produce and are not found in this combination in other brands.
1. Argireline® (known as friendly botox) – Well known to reduce the depth of wrinkles caused by contraction of the muscles for facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eye area. Argireline is also a safer, non-invasive, mild alternative to Botulinum Toxin. It penetrates the skin sufficiently to target the same chemical complexes and thereby soften muscle activity in a non-invasive way.
2. Leuphasyl® – works in a different way to soften muscle activity and compliments the effects of Argireline to assist in blocking the contraction of facial muscles.
3. Vialox® – works from a totally different approach by making muscles less responsive to nerve impulses. This product is more expensive than gold.
4. Syn-ake® (synthetic snake venom) – Sounds a bit scary but it isn’t! This is a synthetic lab made ingredient that replicates the action of snake venom, which in nature works as a neuromuscular block by paralysing the muscles of their victim thus preventing sodium ion uptake in the muscle and keeping it in a relaxed state.
The Facial RRP £120 at West End Salons
The 60minute treatment starts with a deep cleanse and exfoliation. The face may then be gently rolled with a dermal roller which help the active ingredient to penetrate deep into the skin. The Ionzyme® frown focus serum is then massaged into the areas where lines appear and is helped on its way with low frequency sound waves from the Environ machine which again increases absorption of the muscle relaxing ingredients and vitamins. The treatment also includes a luxury massage to face, neck, chest and shoulders.
This is an ideal treatment if you are wish to look refreshed and dewy for a special occasion, or simply want to start a powerful skincare routine that will give you visible anti-aging results without the need to invasive fillers or botox. Perhaps you are just seeing the beginnings of those irksome frown lines and would like to stop them in their tracks! This is the sort of treatment where friends will ask if you’ve been on holiday or what is different about you?
Ionzyme® Focus Frown Serum
Maximum results can be achieved if you wish to use the serum at home as part of your daily routine but be advised you need a tiny amount each time, and will last a good few months. It is available to purchase in Salon