Thoughts and Plans for 2015 - SkinFirst

Thoughts and Plans for 2015

The concept of time is a relative one, as physicists will tell you. We all know how long and complicated a dream can often seem: yet, in our own waking timeframe it is no more than minutes of deep REM sleep. As people age they say that the years seem to go faster, and that is based on the fact that they actually do, in relative terms; one year as a proportion of our lifetime is a smaller proportion than it is in relation to a younger person. Put more simply, a child of 4 would be experiencing a quarter of their respective lifetime within a year; whereas an adult of 40 would be experiencing a 40th which would not seem as long to them. So, as we age the years are melting away faster and faster as far as our perceptions are concerned. This time of year is one of reflection for most people as they recognise this and think about whether life is rolling out as planned. For others no plans are made and life just happens, and before they know it, the opportunities become fewer and potential remains unrealised.

I am one of those who becomes particularly retrospective in the build up to the New Year. I love my life more as each year passes, and I want to continue to make the very most of the experiences I encounter. I believe that there is a silver lining in every occurrence, no matter how hard that may be to find initially. I also believe that without mistakes and challenging times there is a limit to how much we can grow. We need to face situations that provoke growth and maturity, and decision making, in order to benefit fully from the privilege we have of our existence as homo sapiens.

Politicians and orators normally deliver their views in 3 key points, for maximum impact and recollection. I have used this approach to identify 3 key lessons I have learnt over the years, which I can remind myself of simply and regularly. They are as follows:  

  1. Every day in life is precious and should count. Just as we don’t notice our children grow, or our parents (and ourselves) age, on a daily basis; when we look at photographs taken years previously, we can see the huge changes. These changes have arisen as a result of the cumulative effect of those occurring within singular days. So, although we cannot see daily visible changes, they are happening, and over time are significant. We can bring about altered mental and psychological changes too, not just physical ones. So it is important to grow, learn and change for the better each possible day.
  2. There is an adage that if you hang around with chickens you will start clucking, but if you hang around with eagles you will soar. The impact of who we associate with cannot be overstated. If we are around others who encourage our ambitions and support us, who believe in us, who know how to laugh, how to see the silver lining in everything and who are hungry to make the most of their lives, then we too will adopt the same approach and regard it as the norm. If, on the other hand we mix with people who consider the rain and wind to be ‘bad’ weather, who find fault in those things around them, who complain about their ailments and who lack energy for life, then these people will bring us down, not raise us up. Minimise contact with those who cannot see the opportunities and the amazing wonder of life, and who focus on the less positive aspects.
  3. It is critical to be true to yourself and to develop strong ethics and values; to think carefully what the purpose of your life could be and what you would want to have achieved by the time it is all over. My view is that life is a journey of self-development, and whilst I am passionate about business, and helping our clients to achieve their aspirations, my commercial drive and desire to achieve in a conventional sense, would never override my belief that honesty and fairness are not to be sacrificed. Treating others as you would like to be treated is essential. Trying to make people feel good and improve their view of the world usually creates a win-win situation. This is why we enjoy such strong and good relations with our clients. Our care and concern for them is genuine and personal and we take great satisfaction in helping them.

In summary, life is short and precious. Evaluate and appreciate every single day. Recognise that how you spend that day and with whom, will make you into the person you will be tomorrow.

Think about 2015 and make it a year where you finish it having achieved something you are proud of. If you take chances and risks this coming year in relation to your work life or relationships, do not just judge your success by the traditionally regarded outcomes such as financial gains or maintaining the relationships, but think also about how the experiences have helped you to develop as a person. Sometimes we have to experience getting things wrong to ultimately get it right. I don’t know where you are on this wonderful roller coaster of a ride, but we hope that, at SkinFirst, we can help you to get there with success.

If you would like to book a treatment or course of treatments for 2015 please see our treatment section http://www.skinfirst.co.uk/treatments/ or contact is on 01925 446688. If you are not from the Cheshire area please see our salon locator to find someone close to you who uses our equipment http://www.skinfirst.co.uk/buy-laser-hair-removal-machine/store-locator/.

If you are interested in purchasing an advanced IPL machine with radio frequency, a radio frequency standalone system, a body contouring machine, or a water and oxygen machine, then please also contact us on 01925 446688 or email contact@skinfirst.co.uk. We have several training courses running in January for laser and IPL and also radio frequency. We are also introducing level 4 courses soon.

Wishing all of you a wonderful time over the holidays and the very best for 2015.

The SkinFirst Team

Client Testimonials

I would like to thank Cathy and her Staff for the excellent service they provide for clients who would just like to feel pampered after a hard day in work. I have enjoyed the experience of Radio Frequency on my face and chest I have felt completely at ease and Relaxed with my treatment. I’m very pleased with the outcome of my 5 courses I’ve had with Hannah and would recommend the treatment to my friends. I have to say. Unexpectancy I’ve had comments of how I am looking really well and looking Younger!! Which I have felt very pleasing and Happy. So I wish to thank you all at SkinFirst.

I have very dark hair and have always been very conscious of it. I started to have the laser hair removal treatment firstly to my underarms. After only two sessions I was so impressed with the results. My hair was virtually gone! As a result I now have three areas treated. It is truly a fantastic treatment and leaves your skin not only hair free but baby smooth. Furthermore, the service you will receive is both informative and highly professional. After years of waxing and sugaring I have now found a hair removal treatment that I would whole heartedly recommend.

I have always had my underarms waxed but decided to try laser hair removal instead. After only one treatment I was surprised at how few hairs grew back. I have just completed my fourth treatment and can’t really see any remaining hairs. But i will finish my course of 6 to ensure that all hairs have been removed as my therapist (Cathy) told me that there are some hairs that may not be in the active growing phase which could still come through. I am delighted with the results and will definitely keep my standing order going until I have done my bikini line and then maybe even my legs.

I have always had poor skin tone and a red blotchy face, which was diagnosed as Rosacea 3 years ago. I have been prescribed antibiotics orally and taken topical medication which helped a little with the postules but did not really have significantly noticeable results; and I don’t like to take antibiotics longer term. I was therefore delighted to find that the light based treatment at SkinFirst was able to help my condition. My cheeks are much less flushed and my nose has improved markedly, and that is only at the half way stage of my full course. I would recommend this treatment to anyone else who has rosacea.

My treatment at SkinFirst, at The Village in Warrington, was quick, easy and I was very happy with the result. I had an unsightly cluster of small red veins on my face and they have now gone completely.

After having spent years having my bikini line waxed, I can’t believe that I had not discovered laser hair removal before. No more pain, and a fantastic result with no stubble growing back. I am now going to have my underarms done, and then my legs. I have decided to pay using the monthly easy budget option which is great, because I can still take advantage of the course discounts without having to pay up front for everything.

I would like to thank you for the improvements to my general skin condition. Many people have commented about how well I am looking and I feel like I look several years younger at least. It has given me a boost of confidence, and I think I am going to tackle my thread veins next.

I was amazed that the sun spots on my hands disappeared following a course of treatments by SkinFirst. I expected them to perhaps go a little lighter but not to go completely. There was the added benefit that my skin felt much softer too. My hands were a give away to my age and I now feel so much happier about showing them off!

As a Clinical Scientist, I recently carried out training with the staff of SkinFirst at Warrington and was most impressed with the new ‘Super MPL Combi’ machine they have installed. This new technology uses a combination of Intense Pulsed Light and Radiofrequency making the treatments effective at lower levels of energy than would normally be the case. This makes the treatments safer and more comfortable for the clients.

I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the treatment I recently received at SkinFirst in Warrington. I had a prominent blood vessel on the side of my nose which has now completely gone. I hardly felt anything during the treatment which only took a few moments. This bothersome blood vessel had been previously treated at another clinic using a different type of laser which was not only painful but did not completely remove the problem – it came back. I would certainly recommend SkinFirst for anyone with a similar problem.

I have only compliments to say, having had beauty treatments for many years Skinfirst has to be the most professional, confident, competent and comfortable to date. I wish you and you company every success and I will certainly be recommending you in the future.

I felt nervous but felt a ease straight away. I had a lot of questions which were always answered. Saw great results after 2 treatments, I would recommend SkinFirst to my friends.

I have always felt very welcome when visiting the clinic. The service was excellent and I am very pleased with how quickly I got results.

Excellent introduction, I was put as ease and the course was clearly explained. Very professional, I felt that June gave that little extra in my treatment. I have used many treatments and anti-biotics with little or no improvement over a 35 years period. The results during and at the end of the course of 6 treatments goes beyond my expectations. My only wish is that I had done this 30 years ago. My thanks and gratitude to all at SkinFirst.

Wonderful night, extremely informative. Friendly girls with lots of advice, thank you very much to you all and see you all again soon.

I have found my skin tone improved immensely and my skin felt moisturized and hydrated, I would definitely recommend SkinFirst to my friends.

I am so impressed with the treatment and love the way that it works in a non-aggressive manner. From previous laser hair sessions I was always left with burnt, damaged hair and slight skin redness and scabbing following a treatment which looked unsightly for a couple of weeks whilst the hair was worked out of the skin. Your treatment worked without any of these nasty side effects… really impressed!

I had a Radio Frequency treatment and I couldn’t believe my husband even noticed! He said it looked a lot smoother and tighter around the jaw line and on the cheek area and he said it looked younger! The results are amazing, I can’t believe that was after only one treatment!

I was a little nervous about coming in for a treatment as I’ve never had anything like this before, but I was put at ease immediately. I can honestly say I really enjoyed the whole experience – Natalie was lovely, and very understanding. I was having laser hair removal on my bikini and she was so professional and I hardly felt anything. It was 2 weeks ago and I have already seen an amazing result with patches where there is no hair. I will definitely be booking in for my underarms and legs now I know how good the results are. Thanks so much and I wish I had done this ages ago!

Results were fantastic – even after a couple of sessions.
It’s like a miracle! No longer do I have to shave thick black hairs on a daily basis.

Thoroughly professional atmosphere and treatments.

For the first time in years I don’t have to wear make-up. I have had spots for most of my life and can’t believe how my skin looks now. Thanks so much!

I would definitely recommend the laser hair removal given by SkinFirst. It has completely changed my life. The service is excellent, staff very friendly and I have complete confidence in them.

I have fair skin & dark hair, after having just four sessions of the SkinFirst MPL machine. I have seen such a difference, the hair growth has slowed down so much I hardly have to shave, on some area’s like my underarms and bikini line there is no hair there any more, Its permanently gone!

Thank you so much for such a reasonable priced treatments, such good response.

My Birthday was coming up so I wanted a special treat for myself. So I called Skin First. I was welcomed with a warm reception and a glass of cold champagne.

I must admit I felt a little nervous, but everything was explained to me and I was soon looking forward to having a treatment done.My skin felt so much better and softer and I certainly saw an improvement in my skin.

I would recommend a visit to Skin First to everyone. I’m looking forward to my next appointment.

I go here for my MPL face laser treatment and I have to say Izzy is amazing! Pain free and you feel like your getting a mini facial! I love it and will always to go to SkinFirst.

Warm, comfortable surroundings and amazing treatment!

I highly recommend SkinFirst. It’s a lovely place, they make you feel really comfortable and provide all the info you need. I’m definitely going back for more treatments!

I love the results I am getting from their hair removal treatment! It does not hurt and the results can be seen straight away! Millie is amazing and the advice received is extremely useful. I would obviously recommend it to anyone wanting to get rid off any unwanted hair.

Absolutely amazing! Izzy is a credit – makes each visit brilliant by caring and making sure you’re well looked after. Can’t wait for my 4th visit in December! Thanks so much for each treatment. It’s lovely and clean & relaxing environment. Highly recommend to anyone.

I have been going to Skinfirst for a couple of months now and would highly recommend them. The dual radio frequency works absolute wonders on your face and is so relaxing. My skin is much more smooth, and so much more youthful looking, lines are far less obvious. Hair removal is so effective, very happy with legs and bikini. All treatments are very competitively priced.

Millie is so friendly, professional and puts you at ease straight away. The whole environment is very relaxing. I will continue to use Skinfirst on a regular basis. Thank you so much Millie.

The laser hair removal I’m having will be truly life changing when it’s complete, and my first radio frequency tonight was wonderful – can’t recommend it enough! Lovely staff and premises too, always enjoy my visits.

From the moment I walked through the door Millie put me at ease! The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, Millie is friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

The best bit? The laser hair removal is quick, painless and works! Can’t recommend it highly enough!

First visit to SkinFirst, so impressed with my facial by Izzy.

So relaxing, lovely welcome. Thank you x

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