CLINIC FOCUS: Cherry Woods Clinic
Where? Hidden above Art8 Designers hair salon in the heart of beautiful leafy Richmond (a well known suburb of southwest London), lays the Cherry Woods Clinic. What’s On Offer? Founded by its namesake ‘Cherry Woods’, a gifted facialist with over 18 years experience, the clinic is famed for it’s hi-tech anti-ageing treatments combined with holistic massage.
Don’t worry if hi-tech isn’t your thing, the Cherry Woods Clinic also offers a variety of Gentle Facials and Massages alongside its enticing list of treatments including; Peels, Microneedling, Caci Non Surgical Face Lift and Omnilux Photo Rejuvenation.
What I had? A little over 3 months pregnant at the time of my appointment, the lovely Cherry and I decided to opt for a pregnancy friendly version of the Bloom Facial.
A 65-minute treatment suitable for all skin types and conditions, the Bloom Facial has become a Cherry Woods signature. Using a combination ofEnviron, HydroPeptide Technology, Epionce and Eminence skincare, each facial is adapted to suit your individual skin’s needs following an initial 30 minute consultation on your first visit.
For safety reasons (or what I really like to call ‘we don’t have the insurance to treat a pregnant lady reason’) some aspects of the facial were omitted however Cherry used her skills to create a bespoke anti-ageing facial that wouldn’t harm my pregnancy or her licensing. This included; the application of a gentle lactic acid peel to resurface my skin and increase product absorption, low frequency sound waves to firm my skin and muscles, and HydroPeptides, an intense anti-wrinkle plant-based stem cell regeneration serum to triggers the body’s own stem cell regeneration whilst protecting the structural integrity of the skin.
What I thought? Despite not being able to take full advantage of Cherry’s high tech equipment (something I have since grown accustomed to during this pregnancy) I thoroughly enjoyed my 65 minutes of indulgence, leaving the clinic with plumped glowing skin and feeling more relaxed than I had in weeks.
But it's the winning formula of results driven treatments combined with the more holistic (think targeting key reflex points on the feet to ease digestive issues or a manual lympatic drainage massage), not to mention Cherry Woods herself, that makes the Cherry Woods Clinic a real find.
To read my full interview with Cherry Woods and to get her top tips on banishing Rosacea for good click here.