The re-launch of Slendertone Face was a very sophisticated affair, set in the elegant surroundings of the Illuminum Lounge with massage therapist on hand, but it was a passionate spokesperson in the form of celebrity facialist Nichola Joss that managed to convince me to give this truly non-invasive treatment a go.
Many aesthetic treatments – I'm looking at Botox and dermal fillers in particular – seem to only work on disguising or masking the outward signs of ageing without targeting the root cause. As a result, although they are very good at filling a fold or zapping a muscle, they don't really seem to have the desired effect of making you look young. Furthermore, they are just temporary solutions with no long-term benefit. Just one of the reasons that I've never indulged.
However, one of the first signs of ageing I've become aware of when I look in the mirror, along with a general loss of radiance, is the appearance of marked naso-labial folds. I've seen dermal fillers injected into this area and it's never convinced me to have a go which is why I was quite tempted by the sound of Slendertone Face.
Slendertone Face utilises electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) technology, which sends pulses to the facial nerves to activate the body’s natural muscle movement. Supposedly, this plumping up of the muscle will smooth the overlying skin and 'bring back that youthful radiance'. I like the sound of that.
Nichola Joss is a facialist who treats A-list celebs (say what you like about Gwyneth Paltrow but she does have great skin and she's one of Nichola's clients) and she is a firm advocate of Slendertone Face. She uses it both in her custom-designed facials and also gives it to all her clients to use at home in-between treatments. She even recommends using it on long-haul flights to get rid of any puffiness – particularly important if you're about to get papped once you alight from the plane.
Nichola thinks that Slendertone Face will be able to improve the appearance of those pesky naso-labial folds, as well as giving an all-over rejuvenating effect so I'm really excited to give it a try.
At £250, if it delivers all that it promises, Slendertone Face will be a really good investment. I'm about to head off on holiday – last minute in a desperate attempt to escape the rain – but as soon as I'm back I'm about to start my 12-week Slendertone Face trial. Pics and vids to follow soon.