What is glass skin?
Glass skin is often thought of as a skin ideal, and was originally a Korean beauty term, one that is synonymous with words like ‘poreless’, ‘dewy’, ‘plump’ and ‘hydrated’ skin. Korea was once the epicentre of skincare advancements and aesthetic technologies, but now, with the west adopting more and more innovations into their aesthetic practices, the bar is becoming level. This is why we’re very excited about 111GlassSkin and offering our patients a way to achieve gloriously luminant and dewy skin.
Oily skin is a skin type which means that your skin is looking shiny because of excess sebum production – this is often not desired by our patients who look for ways to reduce the appearance of oily skin.
Glass skin on the other hand, is when your skin naturally emanates light – you’ll visibly be glowing and your skin will be hydrated and refreshed from outside and inside.
The process begins with a friendly consultation with our Head of Non-Surgical Department. During this time they will discuss your reason for treatment, your concern and analyse the desired treatment area to examine if 111GlassSkin is the best skin treatment and course of action for you. You will then meet your Aesthetic Doctor, Dr Ivy.
On the day of the treatment, your Aesthetic Doctor will cleanse the area before administering the micro-injections of Botox, Dermal Filler and Ameela. To minimise any discomfort, they will apply a topical anaesthetic.
The amount used will vary depending on the size of the area and the severity of the concern. You may feel a very slight scratch on the entry sites.
Dr Ivy may inject a lower dosage than initially expected – this protocol enables your aesthetic expert to assess how your muscles react to the treatment and to avoid side effects.
Our glass skin treatment is suitable for anyone looking to visibly enhance their skin’s brilliance, brightness and overall condition.
It is perfect for those who are showing the signs of ageing and are wanting to look naturally younger.
In our 111GlassSkin treatment, it works in three ways: targeting lines, dryness and lack of volume.
The Botox prevents the worsening of wrinkles and lines by targeting the underlying muscle that wrinkles the overlying skin. It restricts the contraction of the muscle, so the overlying skin appears smoother.
The Ameela in 111GlassSkin works to lift and nourish the skin from within as well working to brighten dark under-eyes and enhance activity of hyaluronic acid. There are a plethora of regenerating benefits associated with Ameela which is why it’s our Vogue-featured treatment.
The Dermal Filler used during the treatment targets lack of volume – one common ageing concern we see a lot of in our clinic. As well as treating anti-ageing concerns, Dermal Fillers are also great for facial contouring, balancing the face and increasing hydration levels in the skin.
The best thing about 111GlassSkin is that improvements can be seen in minutes!
Ameela can give the skin a lift in around two minutes and the Dermal Filler also works almost immediately – giving you double volume in one session.
For the Botox, you can usually see muscle contraction in around two weeks. This can depend on how sensitive your muscles are although.
The permanency varies from patient to patient, but usually, the Botox starts to wear off first in around 3 months (again this can depend on certain individual factors like the strength of the muscles).
Ameela (formerly known as Nucleadyn) can stay in the skin for around 6-8 months, and Dermal Fillers can last for up to a year!
Immediately after the treatment there can be some swelling and redness but this should not affect your day-to-day activities too much!
Depending on the area, you can usually achieve the desired aesthetic outcome within one treatment, but this varies from patient-to-patient.
Maintenance treatments are required.
You may desire to repeat the treatment when you see your aesthetic concerns returning. For wrinkles, this may be every three-six months.
This treatment will take under an hour.
Each patient’s pain threshold varies, but generally, most patients don’t find this treatment painful. You may feel a slight sting as the needle enters the skin, however, we can apply numbing cream to minimise this.
During your consolation, we will discuss the associated risks and side effects with you during your consultation. Some risks include:
- Possible headache for 24 hours after the treatment
- Bruising and redness at the injection sites
Elevate the appearance of your glass skin treatment with 111GlassSkin+. By adding on a Soft Thread Lift – specifically Dr Ivy’s Spiderweb Lift – you can significantly target an area in need of more volume or vertical elevation.
Soft Threads are formed of Poly-L-Lactic threads which gently lift the skin and stimulate large amounts of collagen. The threads are also bio-compatible with the skin; they are gradually broken down by the body and trigger the new generation of new collagen fibres. The results are a natural lift that looks similar to a non-surgical Facelift.
WHY 111 HARLEY ST.?
We are constantly providing our patients with the latest aesthetic treatments, technologies and techniques to help you transform your skin. By living and breathing a 360-degree ethos regarding towards beauty and aesthetics, our clinic is a safe haven for achieving the best skin results and our treatments are always administered by our qualified medical practitioners: the best Aesthetic Doctor and Aesthetic Nurse.