Rhona Gillmore talks to Society about the latest treatments for beauty and health

You may have seen my views already about the issues surrounding cosmetic surgery and other invasive procedures. My main point is – why put yourself through pain, stress and an uncertain result when you can achieve a more youthful, healthier look just by working alongside with nature?

As the largest waste-disposal organ in the body, your skin is a superb diagnostic tool in the fight to divert illness and delay the ageing process.

A poor diet coupled with stress will attack our cells and result in premature ageing. Yet more stress shuts down the digestive system, uses up nutrients too quickly and leads to the body looking for that deadly white sugar. In contrast, a Mediterranean diet full of colour supplies the vitamins and minerals needed to feed your brain, which then sends the correct signals to your organs and skin. So education is the first priority here at the salon – the more we can help you know how to work with your body, the better the result!

Thereafter, combining appropriate technology with the best curative skin care is my recipe of choice. The Venus Freeze is our latest non-invasive treatment for face and body. Its results for skin tightening and improving texture have been incredible, particularly the fine lines around the mouth (an area usually hard to treat), the eyes and the jaw line.

The name Venus Freeze actually comes from its ability to help freeze the ravages of time – in fact, Venus uses warmth to bring blood to the skin, bathing it in oxygen which is so vital for skin health. The long term legacy is strengthening of the blood vessels and the production of collagen, the cement of the skin. But don’t just take my word for it – see the results for yourself on a free, no obligation taster session!