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Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial by Dr Nyla

The blurb:

The award-winning Dr Nyla is one of the UK’s top skin specialists. Founder and Medical Director of Medispa Cheshire, Dr Nyla recently opened clinics in Liverpool, as well as on London’s prestigious Harley Street which offers a world-class selection of state-of-the-art, non-surgical facial and body treatments. Specializing in skin rejuvenation, Dr Nyla provides a full range of non-invasive (but highly effective) laser-based treatments designed to leave the skin looking younger and feeling healthier.

One of the most popular treatments is the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial, devised to leave your skin visibly hydrated and plumped. Colloquially called the ‘no make-up, make-up oxygen facial,’ medical-grade hydration serum packed with vitamin A, C and E is delivered to the skin via hyperbaric oxygen. Results are said to be so effective and instantaneous that you won’t feel the need to wear make-up

The process:

After a quick check-in, I’m led to a sun-filled room on the third floor of Dr. Nyla’s Harley Street clinic. First, my skin is purified with a honey-scented cleansing cream by Intraceuticals. Set up for the facial is a breeze (there’s no need to change), and moments later I’m laying back as the Intraceuticals handpiece is gliding painless over my face. The handpiece delivers oxygen and serum; the air is slightly cool and moist against my skin, but there’s no scent. Medical-grade oxygen is used to ensure full coverage and deep penetration; it also increases the longevity of the results.

I’m told that the process can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the hydration levels of your skin. As it’s winter and I’ve just returned from a trip to northern Sweden, my skin is absolutely parched and it greedily sucks up the vitamin-packed serum. My right side is finished first and with a hand mirror, I admire the volume and glow. Soon, both sides of my face are done (including my neck and lips), and the treatment is finished with a quick swipe of Intraceuticals’s Rejuvenate Eye Gel and Moisturizer.

The results:

The process is so quick and painless that had I not seen the glowing results immediately afterward, I may have doubted the effectiveness of the treatment. There’s no downtime and my skin is instantaneously rosy, fresh and dewy—like it just drank a litre of Evian. The tone and texture has noticeably improved too. When I go out later that night, there’s no need for make-up.

The details:

Dr. Nyla Harley Street Clinic, 1 Harley Street London; 0800 009 6661; https://doctornyla.com/; Intraceuticals Oxygen facial, from £200, 30-45 minutes.

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