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BEAUTY: Muddy tries… Microdermabrasion

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I’m not one for botox and all that jazz, partly out of fear, but also because I feel a bit cross about this constant berating of women for getting older. I’m still seeing adverts for wrinkle control featuring 14 year old girls and it’s driving me insane.

Having waved my feminist placard about thus, I should now make it clear that I don’t make any judgements on others who give it a whirl and feel better for it! In fact, I know increasing numbers of friends (and a couple of blokes too) who regularly partake in various turn-back-the-clock treatments. In fact, two of my old mates – a nurse and a dentist – are both authorised to perform botox and fillers and seem to be doing a roaring trade.

This has all popped into my mind because I’ve just read that Aurora Clinics  – one of which nestles quietly in leafy Princes Risborough – is currently finalist in the national MyFaceMyBody 2014 Awards, having won Best Aesthetic Clinic at the same awards last year; and as it happens your loyal correspondent (c’est moi) had a fabulous microdermabrasion treatment there a few months back, and then promptly forgot to tell you about it. So here it is, a bit late!

Tis true, I played it sooooo safe doing microdermabrasion when so much else is on offer (Aurora run the gamut of botox, plasma therapy, dermal fillers etc),especially as it’s a treatment I could have had at most high street beauty salons. But I do love the fact that all treatments and procedures are in a private hospital, and initial consultations are with specialist nurses or doctors. It’s like having a bit part in Holby City, walking into Michael Spence’s swanky HolbyCare.


I’d never had microdermabrasion before, and if you haven’t either, it’s basically a very thorough exfoliation using a natty little machine and ‘pen’ like the one above (not at all painful) followed by a massive moisturise with lots of superposh enzymey, vitaminy creams. I’m not sure it’s massively more effective than a regular exfoliation at home in truth unless you have problem skin, but as someone whose beauty regime is little more than a rub of the face in the shower, it takes a treatment like this to make me stop and give my skin a little bit of TLC. I definitely noticed that my skin looked more healthy and glowy and it felt much softer, though that was perhaps because I’d shaved my chin that morning (seriously this is a JOKE!!).

Anyway you can check Aurora out here. I guess if you do book a treatment, this is one time though where there’s no hope of you sharing what you’ve been up to with 18,000 other Muddy readers, but we live in hope!

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