London’s latest super-subtle cosmetic treatments

Shying away from surgical procedures in pursuit of a more natural look, some Londoners are driving the trend for subtle, non-invasive solutions. Olivia Falcon of beauty concierge The Editor’s List tracks the latest  innovations.


Cellfina is a one-off cellulite treatment said to last five years. The bottom and thighs are numbed with local anaesthetic before a small device (that looks rather like a computer mouse) sucks up dimples while flicking a micro-sized blade at strategic points to release the fibrous bands. The hour-long treatment is bearable, but expect some bruising for a month.

Who to see: Dr Apul Parikh at Phi Clinic. From £3,500 (020 7034 5999;


Hot from Hollywood comes Kardashian favourite, the Aqua Gold facial, which uses 24-carat gold microneedles to deliver a bespoke cocktail of Botox, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. It addresses fine lines and wrinkles, smooths crow’s feet, refines pores and boosts luminosity for a glow that lasts weeks. A course of three monthly treatments is advised.

Who to see: Jude Dunican at Sarah White Aesthetics. £300 per treatment (0151 929 5223;


For firming saggy bums and tums, Emsculpt is the world’s first device to target and build muscle while also burning fat. Panels delivering high intensity electro magnetic waves (expect to rattle and roll) are strapped to flabby patches for half-hour sessions claimed to be the equivalent of 20,000 squats or 20,000 stomach crunches. It works best on slim types who need toning, and four half-hour sessions are required in a two-week period for best results. 

Who to see: Dr Rita Rakus at Rita Rakus Clinic. From £3,000 for 4 treatments (020 7460 7324;


Combining three treatments in one, the hard-working TriBella by Venus Concept is ideal for time-poor faces. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) works to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and broken capillaries, followed by radio frequency to tighten — great for jowls. To finish, skin is polished and resurfaced with teeny electrode pins, which boost collagen and elastin production (excellent for acne scars). A course of three monthly treatments is advised.

Who to see: Dr Michael Prager at Michael Prager Clinic. £595 per treatment or £1,600 for three treatments (020 7323 3660;


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