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Agno-Aesthetics is all about being beautiful at any age

Jane The Letting Angel

I am at that age where every morning has become a fight or rather a fright with the mirror!  I notice more lines appearing every day, a constant reminder than the big 50 is not far away and that the days of my fresh faced youth have long since been replaced with heavy foundation and soft lighting.

Reluctant as I am to succumb to the pressures of our society to look younger with each passing decade, I am starting to feel more terrified by the prospect of not going down that route, than actually booking myself in for a session of filler & botox.

So this is my tale of adventure in the very capable and experienced hands of Nicola & Tony Petrou-Amerikanos @ Agno (meaning Pure in Greek) Dental & Aesthetics in Rickmansworth, the people I trust to help me decide the treatments that would be best for me and point me in the right direction, with sensitive advice and lots of hand holding if required!

The lovely Nicola Petrou-Amerikanos from Agno-Aesthetics

Lovely Nicola Petrou-Amerikanos

 

Me with Tony from Agno-Aethestics

Very capable Tony Petrou-Amerikanos

In the first instance I booked an appointment with Nicola to discuss my worries, have a look at my skin and get some advice on what treatments would help the ‘mirror battle’.  I was delighted to hear that, in the first instance, I am not going to be faced with needles and poisons!  Nicola has booked me in for a 6-session course of Microdermabrasion and Transderm – Skin Revitalization without the needle!

Microdermabrasion and Transderm is a superb skin enhancement treatment, which promotes healthy skin within a matter of weeks.  MicroDermabrasion is used to treat lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks and pigmentation problems.

How it works:

The skin is treated to a deep, mechanical exfoliation, which gently resurfaces the outer layers of the skin, removing damaged cells and stimulating the skin’s natural cell regenerating process. The result is healthy, natural, smooth and youthful skin

Transderm As Seen on ’10 Years Younger’

It’s a proven mechanical facial system and a hand held device that uses electrical pulses to aid and improve trans-dermal or deep epidermis delivery of cosmeceutical  products.

Transderm® makes the skin permeable to macromolecules in a non-invasive way.

Transderm® delivers active substances without trauma, skin injury and irritations.

Transderm® is an alternative to injections for all Mesotherapy applications, mainly skin rejuvenation on face, neck, chest and hands and cellulite treatments.

It’s why Vogue said “no need to spend forever being pampered with no results the next morning.  All facials should include Transderm®! “

The American FDA cleared the system as: “Can be used as alternative to injections”.

So I arrive at the salon with a little trepidation and Nicola is ready and waiting to introduce me, and leave me in the very capable hands of Tracy Chard, experienced trainer for Polaris laser hair removal and vein removal who is going to take care of me for the next hour or so!

I lie on the couch with a very fetching headband holding my hair out of the way, and the treatment begins:

How it works The skin is treated to a deep, mechanical exfoliation with sterilized crystals, which gently resurfaces the outer layers of the skin, removing damaged cells and stimulating the skin’s natural cell regenerating process reducing fine lines and wrinkles acne scarring and  if the case need be – stretch marks and pigmentation problems. The result is healthy, natural, smooth and youthful skin This stimulation process encourages the collagen and elastin promoting healthy skin within matter of weeks

Transderm As Seen on ’10 Years Younger’

The active substances known as cosmosceutical serums (medical cosmetics )are applied on the skin where gentle massage with the Transderm® meso-system particular electrical low current pulses – facilitates easy  but total penetration and absorption of the active substances  based on Hyaluronic Acid into the dermis feeding the deeper layers of skin resulting in improved cell renewal.

Results with Transderm®

Transderm is ideal for event preparation, it can be done even hours before your red-carpet event, weddings, gatherings..

After a session of Transderm® your skin is radiating, smooth, glowing and your face is actually lifted, due to the muscle stimulating effect of the electro massage. Fine lines minimize, skin pore size reduces and skin tone improves. Those results are not permanent and will fade over a couple of weeks but there is hardly any treatment that delivers such fantastic immediate effects without the risk of side effects.

It’s why Vogue said “no need to spend forever being pampered with no results the next morning.  All facials should include Transderm®! “

The American FDA cleared the system as: “Can be used as alternative to injections”.

The first part of the treatment felt a little like being vacuumed!  It was quite a pleasant sensation and a delight to see all of the dirt and dead skin rubbish being removed, I felt almost like I must have lost half a stone.  Sadly I don’t think that was the case though.

 

Next each section of my face was treated to a ‘special’ serum which had been picked for me by Nicola.  One delightfully called ‘anti-wrinkle frown serum’ if that gives you the gist of what was trying to be achieved!  The serum felt lovely and smooth on my skin and then came the ‘piece-de-resistance’ a machine giving tiny little electric currents is slowly rubbed across the serum to stimulate the skin into absorbing all of the nutrients.  It was a weird sensation, if you have ever used a ‘Slendertone’ machine you will have an idea of the feeling, not too strong, just a little fuzzy.

Jane being treated by Tony at Agno-Aesthetics in Rickmansworth

I have spoken to a few friends since having this treatment, and I have had some really positive reviews,;a few people found the feeling of the treatment a little weird, but there is no down time and you can go back to work immediately, so it is ideal for your lunch break.  Then you can head back into the office with such a glow that your colleagues will wonder what you have been up to!

Upon walking back into the office after my session, I was delighted with the response from my colleagues who thought I was glowing and had never looked better.  I must say I really did agree, and it has certainly made me excited about the rest of the treatments I have in store.

Watch this space, I will be keeping you up to date as the next few months evolve and I end up looking 10 years younger!

Jane Gardner, Lettings Director

Jane Gardner, Lettings Director

 

 

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