What's Bothering You? - SkinFirst

What’s Bothering You?

If there is one thing I have learned in life it’s that we are all so different in the way we perceive the world. This is largely because the billions of stimuli and feedback in relation to our life’s experiences have all been unique. There is no-one who has had the same set of experiences that we have. When this is combined with the interactivity of those experiences, the outcome can result in huge differences between individuals and their relative perceptions of the world, aside of genetic differences.

The world we view through our retina, and experience through our neurotransmitters is absolutely unique to us, because we bring into the equation memories, emotions and past experiences which affect, distort or enhance our perceptions. There is no absolute reality as far as most of our daily living is concerned. None of us truly know what it would be like to operate in the world through the ‘eyes’ (literal and metaphorical) of someone else. There are obviously broad similarities between the experiences of distinct groups of similarly placed sectors of society – socio economically, culturally and otherwise, but even so, we all have our own unique computation of experiences – our own thumbprint of experience, so to speak, which affects how we view and react to everything.

One person can open the bedroom curtains in the morning to be greeted by a dull, overcast sky, remembering, with a groan, that it is refuse collection day, as all the neighbours’ bins are out, and she has forgotten to put hers out. This is likely to cause her to be late for work, the thought of work then causes a sinking feeling in her stomach. This is followed by a further drop in mood when she catches a sideways glance of herself in the mirror, without make-up and with hair awry.

Another person, maybe in the same life scenario, but with a different perception, would wake up, open the curtains and be pleased that the gentle dove grey sky was the start of another enjoyable day, and that the rain had held off. She would then be delighted to see the neighbours’ bins lined up, as this reminded her it was refuse collection day, and she would have time to quickly put her bin out. She then catches herself in the mirror and is pleased that her make-up and hair routine will transform her appearance so that she can enjoy the challenges of the day.

Who would you rather be?

Who we are and how we react to the same stimuli is a result of all of the years of our experiences. Most of these have been provided by parents, teachers, groups we belong to, and peers. Those in the world around us have reinforced aspects of our behaviour, our demeanour, our interactions, our appearance and our articulations.

This has served to mould us in a way that may not be most befitting for a happy and fulfilling life. Sometimes these manipulations are overt and we recognise them (chastising parents/teachers, teasing or cruel peers), and at other times more subtle (a disparaging look, or an encouraging smile).

In general, as humans, we seek approval, and as infants and children learning our way, we copy. If therefore, we are brought up in a household where communications are vocal and frequent, we emerge differently from someone brought up in a home where there is little verbal interaction, and where communications are conducted in a quiet, polite way.

Because we learn outside of the home too, and we have both negative and positive reinforcements in relation to all aspects of ourselves, the larger picture is more complex. We can therefore rebel against parental or school teachings if we believe they have not served us well in relation to peer acceptance, for example.

Mostly we do not give a passing thought to how we have become who we are. We usually put it down to nature and genetics, but nurture has the greater contribution. The exciting thing is that we can change our perceptions and our lives, if we recognise the influence of extraneous factors and decide to become more involved in our own destiny, by understanding how to filter out the things that are preventing us from being who we want to be, and by taking control rather than being controlled.

We may have heard of the adage: ‘It’s not what life deals you, it’s how you deal with life’. That is a great liberator. No matter what you think is not right in your life, you can make it so, by your attitude to it.

It can be incredibly beneficial to take time out and assess who we have become and whether we want to continue down that route or make changes (significant or minor). We should take care not to be unduly influenced by others, as they can (sometimes subconsciously) have their own interests uppermost in their motivations, or they are simply not privy to our emotions, thoughts and desires, in the same way.

Even we ourselves often don’t know what our true desires are and we have to really take the time to analyse these. You could be trapped in a job that you don’t love; you may be unhappy with aspects of your appearance, or with some of your relationships. But as with almost all things, you can bring about the changes for improvements and increased happiness. This is sometimes by making actual changes, and sometimes by simply changing the way you view things.

At SkinFirst we have 2 aspects to our business: we sell machines which are an advance on traditional IPL and Laser systems and also safe, comfortable and effective radio frequency systems to beauty salons and medical practitioners, and we also conduct training in the treatments that these systems can perform. In tandem, we provide treatments to our local clients. We find that we are able, through both of these channels, to help people who have decided to bring about positive changes in their lives, and take control.

We help many people take that move into self-employment, or expand their businesses with the training, equipment and support we provide, and we also help people to improve aspects of their appearance which they are unhappy with, and which may be holding them back.

At SkinFirst we help you to take action to address many of the physical concerns you have, such as unwanted hair, acne, skin tags, rosacea, thread veins, pigmentation and visible signs of ageing, including slack skin and lines and wrinkles.

The reason why we want you to look good on the outside is because that will help you to feel better on the inside; and that is the more important aspect. We feel very passionately about this and would love to welcome you for a free consultation.

We also help people who are looking to offer skin tightening and lifting, permanent hair reduction and other treatments, to be trained to the highest standards and with the latest and safest equipment.

Whoever you are and in whatever way you think we may be able to help you, you won’t know until you pick up that phone or email us. It could just be the best thing you ever did!

Please call us on 01925 446688 or email contact@skinfirst.co.uk.

The SkinFirst Team.   

Client Testimonials

Fantastic service as always. Izzy & Millie make you feel so welcome. Izzy is super efficient & professional. I highly recommend Skin First.


I wish I could go for a treatment here every day, it was such a lovely experience! Hayley was wonderful, so informative and just magical at what she does! everything was fantastic from the music to the decor to the energy of the space. Can’t wait to book in again soon! I’ve never had a facial before as I felt intimidated by such environments but it was such a warm and friendly place to be, I’d highly recommend this clinic to anyone and everyone!


Izzy was brilliant, makes you feel really relaxed and takes time to make sure you are comfortable throughout the treatment. Had 3 RF Micro needling sessions and love the results.


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.

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 was 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

11th May 2023

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