Treatment of the week: Spoil the man in your life with a detoxifying facial

I was envisaging breakfast in bed and sole use of the remote control for the afternoon — then she gave me a gift certificate for Hydroman. Despite the name, this isn’t the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but a detoxifying facial cleanse designed for men. Male skin is also slightly thicker and, unexpectedly, more sensitive because we use fewer moisturising products than the fairer sex. My Hydrodermabrasion facial, at Hydrohealing — a boutique spa in Notting Hill — uses high-pressure water infused with oxygen to give a deeper exfoliation. It’s applied using a pen-like device that blasts out slightly salty water — this feels cold, prickly and uncomfortable at first, but as the therapist works gradually across the face the sensation is cooling and refreshing. The treatment is designed to reduce pore size, remove blemishes and, for us stubbly guys, reduce in-growing hairs. After about an hour of ‘blasting’, an Osmium Ginger and Tumeric cleanser and moisturiser is massaged over my skin, which eases the stinging sensation. The lotion leaves my skin feeling smooth. My wife says I am glowing and that the treatment has taken a few years off me — which can only be a good thing. Hydroman fac...

Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that freezes fat cells under the skin, all without damaging the

Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that freezes fat cells under the skin, all without damaging the surrounding skin or other tissue. Many know that CoolSculpting is a body-shaping process that contours and sculpts the body by freezing fat cells. With that fact in mind, a common question Maine Laser Skin Care gets is, “Are the effects of Coolsculpting permanent?” When people use the word “permanent,” they generally mean forever, or at least a lifetime. While there is no guarantee that CoolSculpting lasts until the end of time, studies have shown that the effects of CoolSculpting can last at least 9 years and counting. In order to understand why CoolSculpting lasts so long and works the way it does, it helps to understand the process of fat loss and weight loss through which your body goes without the use of CoolSculpting. When you lose weight by diet and/or exercise, the effects you see or feel on your body (e.g. clothes fitting better, bulges decreasing in size) happen as a result of fat cells shrinking in size. Conversely, when you gain weight, these same fat cells swell or increase in size to accommodate more fat produced by your body’s metabolism. In other words, duri...