By Mary-Jane O’Regan, Editor, aka GlamityJane

Laura recently underwent a Profhilo procedure in The Ivy Wellness & Beauty Salon in Waterford. Each month they hold a clinic with their doctor, who offers a range of treatments from anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and new kid on the block, Profhilo, which is a skin treatment to help with laxity, as opposed to volume; it is like an airbrush effect for the skin.

What was the treatment process?

It was like a lunchtime facial. Dr Rory drew on the five points of my face where he needed to inject, and he had it all done in less than 15 minutes. I was in and out really quickly but still felt he consulted with me properly and managed my expectations. He was so gentle, I barely felt a thing. I didn’t have any bruising, although he did advise me that I could.

What are the main differences in your skin? 

The main differences I can see is that the lines and wrinkles around my eyes are less noticeable. My face is more chiselled looking, if that makes sense, and there is a beautiful glow from my skin; it looks more vibrant. I feel fresher and more able to go makeup free.

How many treatments have you had? 

I have had two treatments in total, which were spaced out over a four-week period. I won’t need to repeat it again for about another six to 12 months. Knowing me I’ll probably choose the six-month gap just to stay on top of my beauty regime!

Are you happy with the results?

As I’m a beauty therapist myself I am very suspicious of skin treatments, but I have to say I am huge fan of Profhilo for fife for how it has sculpted the entire profile of my face. I am always skeptical when something new comes on the market but seeing is believing.

Has it given you more confidence?

Totally, as you get older you become more comfortable in your skin or at least you should do! But yes, aesthetics for me in general makes me more confident and I’ll always stay on-trend with it to look and feel my very best. I feel it’s important for women to look and feel amazing. There is nothing nicer that looking in the mirror and giving yourself approval. We need more of that.

Would you recommend it to a friend? 

Absolutely! I am now a raving fan of Profhilo and I can’t recommend Dr Rory and The Ivy Wellness & Beauty Salons in Waterford enough. The treatment is minimally invasive and the results, although noticeable, are subtle. I think I look refreshed like I would after a holiday or weekend away. I would say anyone that feels they look tired or dull could do with a little Profhilo love.

How did you find the setting?

It’s very private and confidential and the setting is so relaxing, and it always helps when the doctor carrying out the procedure makes me feel at ease to ensure the best result is achieved. The room was well lit so it was great to see the results. I like discretion too and you could be heading In for a brow wax, nobody knows.

The Ivy Wellness & Beauty Salon
1 St Andrew’s Terrace, Newtown Road, Waterford
051 340 554