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Getting to know Julie Scott – The Road so far…

Getting to know Julie Scott – The Road so far…

I am very fortunate to have a beautiful clinic in North Essex, which I am very proud of, especially this year with it having won ‘Best Clinic South 2023’.

I get huge satisfaction from treating patients with aesthetic procedures, while maintaining the natural look that my patients have. I focus on restoring, maintaining and subtly enhancing my patients so that they can continue to look and feel the best they can in their own skin.

I had a a vision for Facial Aesthetics right from the beginning and that was to be not on the high street. I wanted a clinic that offered a safe haven, a calming space and a discreet location. This is what I have created here and it has developed from being one room for treatments, to the clinic that stands today.

The beautiful setting, is what I always wanted – a safe hideaway for my patients to come and feel they could be completely relaxed and open with me.

 

When I’m not in my clinic treating, I continue working in other areas including teaching and training.

I work with a training academy called Interface Aesthetics and I have the pleasure of teaching and training new practitioners coming into the industry. This is a real priviledge to be a part of the beginning of these practitioners journies, sparking their interest in aesthetics and being able to really help set their standarsd high from the beginning.

I am also privildeged to sit on the UK faculty for HA Derma and I get to teach and train in a wonderful treatment, that is close to my heart – Profhilo.

I also am a mentor. This means that I get approached by other practitioners with regards to mentoring them and helping them on their joruney whatever that may be.

I am also fortunate to get to sit on the Faculty for ZO Skin Health, a wonderful company who create skincare that I recommend to many of my patients due to it’s really incredible uses.

Finally I get to write. I get to put down my ideas, thoughts and experiences on paper and I am very blessed to have had lots of this published.

So even though my heart is in my clinic. I really love having these other strings to my bow which I feel help make me a better practitioner.

My name is Julie Scott and if you are new to my website or social media, I wanted to introduce myself, give you some information about me, give you some background on my journey and how I got to where I am today.

It has been a journey spanning over 30 years working as a nurse originally with a background in Plastic Surgery nursing which I did for 14-15 years and then moving forwards into working in aesthetics for over the last 20 years.

I would not be where I am today, without the team and support around me. Fundamentally my husband who has been there for me from the very beginning of Facial Aesthetics. You may not see him but he is what I call the ‘core’ of the business. Without him, Facial Aesthetics would not be what it is.

I also have my team in clinic, who not only support me but they support all of my patients, making sure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. They also ensure that all of my lovely patients are looked after.

I have a network of experts and colleagues who I can refer my patients to, including consultant plastic surgeons, dermatologists, women’s health consultanta and a nutritionist. To be able to offer my patients a holistic 360 degree approach to their care.

While there has been huge growth in many areas, I am still at the core of Facial Aesthetics, I haven’t changed nor have my fundamental ethics and ethos – Patient Centred Care.

This last year I have been so fortunate to have won both Aesthetic Nurse of the Year 2022 and Best Clinic South 2023 at the Aesthetic Awards.

Acalades such as these are something I am so proud of. To know I have the support of my patients, colleagues and other members of the aesthetic community is really meaningful to me.

I want to thank my wonderful patients, for always supporting me, turning up with smiling faces and making my small business what is is.

My journey continues and I do not quite know what the next year will hold for me but I look forward to continuing to treat you all, continuing to grow my business and continuing to educate and train.

 

 

My Recent Awards

My Recent Awards

This last year has been a year of fantastic opportunities for me.

With opportunities within the industry, presenting, conferences and mentorship, it has been a busy but wonderful year.

I am so grateful for everyone who has supported me over the last year – my colleagues, my friends in the industry, my friends outside of the industry, my husband, my family and all of you, my incredibly supportive patients.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to have won the Aesthetic Awards Best Nurse Practitioner 2022. This award meant the world to me, to know I have the support of the local community and my peers was indescribably meaningful and I cannot express how grateful I am.

 

 

Then to follow, this year with our winning the Aesthetic Awards Best Clinic South 2023 was such an accomplishment.

Back when I started in Aesthetics, working out of a hospital in London, I visited a clinic and saw what I wanted. Discreet, out of the way, beautiful and relaxing. I realised this was exactly what I wanted and I took a picture of this, printed it and attached it to my fridge.

I dreamed one day to own a clinic that was all of these things and was also a home to me.

I am so priviledged to be able to say that winning these awards really brought back all of this to me and was a reminder that I managed to acheieve that refridgerator dream.

It is thanks to all of my wonderfully supportive patients that I have managed to build the business I once dreamed of.

So this blog is a way of thanking all of you for allowing me to live my dream. Thank you all for your support now and always.

My Nightly Skincare Regime

My Nightly Skincare Regime

Following on from my Morning skincare regime, I wanted to also share my nightly regime with you as well.

Your evening regime is so incredibly important as this clears off the dirt and oils for the day and helps prevent longer term damage.

None of us want to be putting on lots of different products when we’re tired and ready for sleep, so I suggest doing y0ur skincare earlier in the evening. I tend to do mine around 7pm, once I know I won’t be going out again but I’m not shattered yet.

Create a routine and stick to it. Your skin will thank you in the long run…

Firstly, I double cleanse with my ZO exfoliating cleanser. The first cleanse is to remove any make-up, dirt and oils that are on my skin from the day and the second one is to clean and exfoliate my skin. This cleanser both rids the skin of dirt and oils but also unclogs the pores, leaving you with that wonderful clean skin feeling.

Next, I tend to mix up what products I use on different nights so that I can gain different benefits depending on what my skin needs.

I love to use both the ZO Growth Factor Serum and the Dr Levy Intense Stem Cell Enriched Booster Cream. Both of these products are wonderful.

Growth factor serum targets fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity and restores hydration, whereas Dr Levy Intense Stem Cell Booster Cream

 

 

Once or twice a week. I love to go to bed in the Dr Levy cell matrix mask. This is wonderful and contains a long list of incredibly ingredients designed to really hydrate and plump my skin.

 

 

If my skin is feeling at all dry, sensitive or in need of some TLC, I always reach for ZO Recovery Cream. This product restores moisture, smooths the skin and promotes resiliency whilst calming any visible redness. I call this product my cashmere blanket as it so soothing and comforting.

I then like to use the Growth Factor Eye Serum around my eyes which increases fibroblast division and increases production of Type 1 collagen. This improves the skin density around the eyes.

In around 20 years, I have never skipped my evening regime. It can feel difficult to start but once you get into the habit it becomes like brushing your teeth before bed – completely automatic.

It is important to listen to what your skin needs and if you feel you need to change what you’re putting on it then you probably should.

Please do get in touch and arrange a consultation if you are in any doubt about your skincare or how to start an evening skincare regime.

Clinic Visit from Alice Hart Davies

Clinic Visit from Alice Hart Davies

Earlier this year I introduced ultrasound technology to Facial Aesthetics in order to make my practice safer. 

 

Why?

I made this decision to bring ultrasound technology into the clinic to improve on the safety of procedures such as dermal fillers. 

Ultrasound technology can help to map anatomical features of the face that may not be visible to the naked eye, including veins and arteries. 

As practitioners, we know the anatomy and location of the major arteries and veins, however, every face is different and this technology allows us to ensure that we are injecting safely to ensure the best outcome. 

How does it work? 

Ultrasound technology, uses sound waves to receieve an image of the anatomy under your skin. 

This allows your practitioner, or the person looking using it, to see any structures under the skin that they would need to avoid in order to safely treat you. 

Here at Facial Aesthetics, we use this to ensure we are safely injecting away from high risk areas. 

Is ultrasound safe?

There are no known risks from the sound waves used by an ultrasound machine. Other scans used in medical settings can involve exposure to radiation, however an ultrasound does not use this and only uses sound waves which are completely safe.

As you can see in the picture above, I am completely happy using this on my face with no concerns.

The aesthetic technology trends you need to know about – Etre Vous Interview with Skin Expert Julie Scott

The aesthetic technology trends you need to know about – Etre Vous Interview with Skin Expert Julie Scott

Stanley Cup Sag - Etre Vous Interview with Skin Expert Julie Scott

Hydration has never been more stylish, thanks to the Stanley Cup. This iconic flask has become a social media sensation, with countless imitations flooding the market. If you haven’t flaunted one in your posts, are you truly keeping up with the influencer trends?

Yet, there’s a hidden downside to this fashionable habit. All that sipping and slurping can accelerate premature ageing. Repeatedly pursing your lips activates underlying muscles, eventually leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Marionette Lines Happen

Marionette lines, the vertical creases that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, emerge due to various factors. As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and firmness because collagen and elastin fibres weaken. This decline leads to sagging and the formation of these lines. Gravity also plays a role, gradually pulling the skin downwards. Another significant factor is the loss of facial volume, particularly rapid loss of facial fat pads around the cheeks and mouth, this is often referred to as “Ozempic face,” which can impact the appearance of marionette lines. Finally, genetic predisposition, sun exposure, which breaks down collagen and elastin, and lifestyle choices further contribute to the development of marionette lines.

New Treatments and Preventative Methods

Addressing marionette lines requires a multifaceted approach. Traditional dermal fillers remain effective, but new hybrid fillers like HarmonyCA are now available. These not only provide volume but also stimulate fibroblasts, enhancing collagen production. Treating the lateral part of the face with these fillers offers lateral support, effectively addressing early signs of jowling and marionette lines.

Botulinum toxin injections can relax specific muscles in the lower face, jaw, and neck, preventing the downward pull that exacerbates marionette lines. Laser treatments, microneedling, and topical treatments such as retinoids also promote collagen production and improve skin quality.

Emerging regenerative aesthetics, including polynucleotides and Profhilo, focus on maintaining skin quality. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, early and consistent care of your skin’s quality can prevent or minimise these lines. For me, maintaining a balanced approach to facial volume is crucial for preventing and treating these wrinkles effectively.