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Author Archives: Emma Griffiths

Covid Safe Procedures

Please read the following carefully to make sure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible.

VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS

– If this appointment is for a virtual consultation or follow up call, please make sure you are following us at www.instagram.com/emma_valelaserclinic and so we can use the video messaging, please drop us a DM to make sure we can call you. 

IN CLINIC APPOINTMENTS 

We want to reassure you that we have implemented COVID Secure Measures throughout the clinic to minimise the risk of infection and transmission of Coronavirus. These enclude:

– Enhanced Infection Control

– PPE

– Staggered scheduling of appointments

– Social distancing

– Staff training

– Reduced client access

– Paperfree consultation and treatment forms

ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT:

– Hand sanitiser is available at the enterence door, please make sure you are wearing your face covering before coming up stairs. The Track & Trace Check In is located on the wall as you come to the stairs. 

– Please arrive at the time of your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled. If you arrive early, please wait in your car until your appointment time, please don’t come in to wait in the clinic as this may break the social distancing guidelines. 

– You should attend your appointment alone. Unfortunately friends/family will not be able to accompany you.

– When you arrive, you will be able to walk straight into the treatment room. Please allow your therapist to close and open doors for you. 

– Personal belongings that you bring into the clinic should be limited to a mobile phone, purse/wallet and a drink. You will be asked to place these in a tray. Please leave large bags and coats in your car where possible. 

– Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer clients any refreshments, although you may provide your own. Bathroom facilities will also not be available. 

– You are required to wear a face covering at all times. This will only be removed when you are lying on the couch for any facial treatments. 

– On arrival in to the treatment room, you will be asked to wash your hands using soap provided. There is a pedal bin for hand drying tissues. 

– Payments will be taken by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Payment terminals will be sanitised between clients. 

We are following WAG guidelines, but please be assured that we will be our usual chatty selves so please don’t be put off by the new normal. 

If you or a person you live with has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been in direct contact with someone who has symptoms, YOU MUST NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. You should contact us immediately so that we can reschedule your appointment. 

If something unexpected pops up, you can rescedule on line here up to 24 hours before your appointment. If its less than 24 hours, pleaser call us on 01446 750880 so we can offer the appointment to someone else. 

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you for your appointment,

Emma, Carly & Charlie x

Road closure from Cowbridge 13th – 17th April

As we prepare to reopen the clinic for full services on Monday 12th April, we are aware of a road closure on St Athan Road, from Cowbridge to St Athan just before the MOD base currently planned for 13-17 April.

We are fully booked, excited to see you and to want to run as smoothly as possible. Running to appointment times is key for this to happen, please have a look at the map below to see if this effects your journey to see us.

If you are effected, please take the time now to plan an alternative route to make your appointment on time, to ensure we are running the clinic in a covid safe way. To check your appointment time and date in our app, search Vale Laser Clinic in your app store.

We are really excited to see you all, please remember we are now paperless you’ll be receiving your treatment forms by email the day before you appointment.

If you have any questions, please email us at skin@valelaserclinic.co.uk.

Emma

Covid Safe Procedures

As we resume our treatments, we have put in place a series of procedures to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. Following Welsh Assembly Government and Public Health Wales guidelines, we ask that you follow these steps:

ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT:

– Arrive at the time of your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled.

– You should attend your appointment alone. Unfortunately friends/family will not be able to accompany you.

– When you arrive, you will be able to walk straight into the treatment room. Please allow your therapist to close and open doors for you. 

– Personal belongings that you bring into the clinic should be limited to a mobile phone, purse/wallet and a drink. You will be asked to place these in a tray. 

– We will not be able to offer clients any refreshments, although you may provide your own. Bathroom facilities will not be available. 

– You will be required to wear a face covering. If you are having a facial, this will be removed for treatment. 

– On arrival and departure of the clinic, you will be asked to wash your hands using soap provided. 

– Payments will be taken by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Payment terminals will be sanitised between clients.

I have recorded a short video for you to to see what arriving for your appointment will be like.

If you or a person you live with has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been in direct contact with someone who has symptoms, YOU MUST NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. You should contact us immediately so that we can reschedule your appointment.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Emma, Carly & Charlie

Payment Plans and Course Prices

Over the last few months, I have been asked by many clients about course discounts and payment plans. I am pleased to say I have researched the best options and we have created a treatment price list, which incorporates course discounts. Also, we now offer GoCardless as a way of saving towards courses or breaking down the cost of treatments.

Here’s some more information about the options available.

Courses

I have updated our prices across the website, this gives our clients options when booking treatments. We have a pricing structure for one off treatments, or a discount when booking a course of treatments. When booking a course, you will need to pay at least 50% upfront, with the remaining spread over one or two payments through GoCardless. This is dependent on the number of treatments and value of the course.

GoCardless available at Vale Laser Clinic

Savings Plan

GoCardless is an online tool that can collect monthly direct debits from your bank account. This will be as much as you like, as often as you like. This is a great way to save for that treatment or course of treatments you never thought you would be able to afford. Now is the ideal time to start saving and spread the cost of the treatments you want when we re-open our doors.

GoCardless is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and we don’t have access to your banking details at any time. Your payments will be recorded in our client management software, Phorest, which is fully GDPR compliant and you will be able to review this, with us, at any time. You will also be able to track this in our dedicated App in the near future.

Start saving £30 a month with GoCardless at Vale Laser Clinic
Start saving £50 a month with Go Cardless at Vale Laser Clinic
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Start saving £100 a month
Save a different amount with GoCardless at Vale Laser Clinic

If you would like any information on a specific treatment and how much you would need to save, we are happy to answer any of your questions.

Demalux Flex LED Light Therapy

BEAUTIFUL SKIN POWERED BY LIGHT

LED Phototherapy for visibly radiant, rejuvenated and refined skin.

Dermalux LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses clinically proven therapeutic light energy to trigger the skins natural rejuvenation and repair processes without pain or downtime.

From the first treatment, Dermalux instantly boosts the complexion to restore vitality and glow. A treatment course offers cumulative benefits and can be targeted to specific skin concerns for the face and body with lasting and visible improvement.

We believe everyone deserves beautiful skin. Discover the benefits of Dermalux as part your essential skin health regime.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Our skin has the ability to absorb light energy and use it to stimulate or regulate essential cell processes. LED Phototherapy is the application of beneficial wavelengths from the visible and infrared part of the light spectrum which have proven skin enhancing benefits. Skin cells that are energised function better and can renew up to 200% faster accelerating regeneration and repair.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Dermalux uses unique combinations of clinically proven Blue, Red and Near Infrared wavelengths to boost collagen production, increase hydration, calm redness and irritation and blitz blemish causing bacteria. As the light triggers a whole cascade of skin enhancing processes, the benefits continue even after the treatment has finished.

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?

Dermalux is a relaxing, pain free experience with proven mood enhancing effects. Enjoy some luxury me-time as your skin absorbs the energising light to kick start cell regeneration, calm irritation or restore radiance. Each treatment last up to 30 minutes and with no downtime, you can simply get up and glow!

CHOOSE YOUR DERMALUX TREATMENT

Dermalux is essential part of any skin care programme to optimise and accelerate results and provides the foundation to beautiful skin.

ACTIVATE

An intensive course of 12 treatments taken in close succession is recommended for optimum cell activation. Supercharge your skin for visible and lasting improvement. Once completed follow with maintenance treatments.

BOOST

Individual treatments energise the skin to instantly revitalize a dull complexion, restore luminosity or calm irritation. A perfect boost before a special event or as part of an on-going maintenance programme.

COMBINE

Upgrade your favourite facial treatments with Dermalux for superior and longer lasting results or to calm sensitivity. Your Dermalux practitioner will advise you on the best combination for your skin.

THE POWER OF LIGHT

DERMALUX BLUE 415nm

Blemish fighting blue light destroys the bacteria which causes spots and improves skin clarity without irritation. It also has a calming effect for problem skin conditions.

DERMALUX RED 633nm

Rejuvenating Red light energises cells to accelerate renewal, boost collagen and elastin production and increase hydration for smoother firmer skin. Ideal for restoring vitality and glow.

DERMALUX NEAR INFRARED 830nm

Regenerating Near Infrared light offers advanced rejuvenation benefits, promotes healthy skin, calms redness and irritation and helps to reduce pigmentation.

DERMALUX TRI-WAVE THERAPY

For enhanced and accelerated results, Dermalux therapy uniquely delivers multi- wavelength treatments which are tailored to your skin condition.

#LoveLED

Why we don’t do Dermaplaning.

We get asked if we do dermaplaning almost every day, it seems to be the latest fashionable treatment at the moment. 
It’s a treatment we have chosen not to do and here is why.

Dermaplaning is mechanically removing the top layer of your epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) and shaving your vellus hair. 

Our ethos is to make the skin as healthy as possible, fighting free radicals and UV damage. We do this by reinforcing the skin’s health using luxury medical skincare usually referred to as cosmeceuticals. These products cannot be bought in department stores or picked up off the shelf as you need to have a consultation with a skincare specialist to make sure you are using products with ingredients that are treating your skin type and condition effectively, to give you the best results for your skin. 

UV damage happens every day. UVA rays are present if it is daylight, they are ageing your skin even if the sun isn’t shining and they penetrate clouds and glass. Your epidermis and vellus hair is your own natural last layer of protection against UV rays, that’s why we don’t mechanically remove it. 

When it is mechanically removed, it’s gone in an instant and the lower layers aren’t quite ready to protect you. What we do to aid desquamation (the natural shedding of your skin) and remove the skin that’s clinging on a little too much, is chemically remove them. That sounds scary but it isn’t. It’s using ingredients within a facial that break down the chemical bonds between the layers of your skin and this happens over the few days after you have had your treatment. Slowing down the removal process allows the bottom layer of your skin to turbo charge cell production, meaning the skin that will become exposed is that little bit more ready to defend against free radicles and UV rays. 

As for removing the vellus hair, would you take a bic razor to your face to shave it? Dermaplaning is doing the same thing. Any hair, especially vellus hair, grows tapered. It is naturally thinner at the ends. When you cut this hair at the skin’s surface you are cutting it blunt and it will continue to grow with a blunt end, giving the impression of it growing thicker. Nobody wants thicker hair growing on their cheeks or chins. 

The instant exfoliation from Dermaplaning gives a smooth feeling to the skin. Unless the skin function is changed by using active molecules within your skincare consistently, your skin will return to how it was pre treatment. We believe that you can obtain that smooth feeling every day by using the active skincare whilst protecting the skin at all times against free radicals and UV damage. This in turn will slow down the aging process and give you your best skin every day. 

If you want to ask any questions about our treatments, which make a physical improvement to the function and therefore appearance of your skin, then please do get in touch here.

Acne

Spot the difference….

You’ll grow out of them they said.  

It’s just a few spots they said. 

You can’t see them they said. 

Acne can effect any age, any gender and in a number of ways.  It took me a long time to really understand how acne worked and what I can do to prevent it. 

It was my dermatologist that recommended #Environ to improve my skin. When I was introduced to the brand and its partners #advancenutritionprogramme and #janeiredalemakeup my interest in skincare has has lead me to #alumier and since I have been using these products I haven’t looked back.  

As I approach 40 my skin is the best it has ever been. My bad skin days now are better than my good skin days before. I have learnt how powerful active ingredients are,  they aren’t available in a supermarket or department store.  Skincare specialists can make a real difference to you skin and give you confidence and guidance.  It’s all about the #skinscience 

 #reallifestories #mypictures #acne #acnetreatment #clearskin#stathan #facial #skinpeel #acnescaring #skinrejuvenation