What They Say
Alexandra Mills-Haq graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast where she studied both nursing and law. She has been working in the field of aesthetic medicine for almost 15 years and is the founder of AM Aesthetics, which has an outstanding reputation for “natural results” and patient care.
Alex has a keen interest in facial anatomy and education, and takes a global approach to managing ageing, delivering natural results. She firmly agrees with “a less is more” approach. She has attended master classes in London, Paris, Monaco and Asia, and has been a trainer and KOL (key opinion leader) for number of pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland. She is a multi-published author in the realm of aesthetic medicine and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing. Alex is London leader of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN).
Her clinic has recently been listed in Glamour UK as one of the top in the UK, and has been featured in the Times, Daily Mail, Vogue and Town and Country Magazine.
Last year, West London Living visited Alex for her sought-after lip filler treatment, so we were excited to be invited back this winter to test-drive the latest addition to her treatment list, Polynucleotides…
Polynucleotides is an injectable skin revitalisation treatment for tightening loose skin and improving the quality and look of the skin around all areas of the face and neck, but it works particularly well around the eyes.
Polynucleotides can increase collagen up to 47% in 23 days and help create a thicker and healthier epidermis with measured improvements of 52% in 23 days. Thanks to Polynucleotides’ antioxidant properties, inflammation is reduced and youthful volume and hydration is restored.
For this visit, I met Alex at her clinic just off the King’s Road. We got straight to work, and she explained everything to me about the Polynucleotides Treatment with a calming and friendly presence that put me right at ease. I wanted a treatment to tighten and improve the skin around my neck and jawline, so it all sounded perfect for what I was after. The process involved several small injections, which she said would possibly show bruise marks for a couple of days. I thought this would be uncomfortable but actually, I only felt tiny little stings – like plucking your eyebrows on an off day. There was no downtime, she said I should continue with my morning and evening cleansing and moisturising routine as usual. In a couple of weeks, she said I should see an improvement, but also that a second treatment would be necessary to make sure the skin kept up the good work. My second appointment was equally easy and comfortable. She used a higher dosage for this one and told me to expect a stronger reaction.
As with treatments like Morpheus 8 or Profhilo, Polynucleotides is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s not the sort of thing where you get instant results, like filler or a swift balayage. The treatment can take up to 6 months to show improved skin elasticity. However, it’s been 2 months and I can confidently say that my skin is feeling fresher, tighter and healthier. It’s wonderfully passive as well – it’s not like a healthy diet change or regular exercise, where you really have to work at it. My skin is slowly rejuvenating as I type, and all I have to do is sit here. Lovely.
It is recommended that you have two treatments, two weeks apart, and sometimes a potential third.
A M Aesthetics also has clinics in Harley Street and Wigmore Street in London, as well as in Belfast and Foyle, Northern Ireland.
14 Culford Gardens
Tel: 07799 146975