Since turning 30 I have increasingly become insecure about the ageing process taking hold. Thanks to Rejuvenate at Smilepod I have been able slow down the effects and finally feel happier within my own skin.

In the last few years, there has been a boom on the facial rejuvenating industry worldwide.

Gino Castro, dentist and male rejuvenation specialist at Smilepod Soho and Canary Wharf city clinic has seen a rise in male clientele with a 40 per cent ratio of men.

More and more people want to slow down the signs of ageing and enhance their youthful traits, with men becoming especially appearance conscious.

This increase in injectables is attributed to the fact that procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections (for example botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers are much gentler than old fashioned and traumatic under the knife plastic surgeries. Clients walk away from these procedures feeling more confident and positive.

“Perhaps this is down to the fact there is minimum, if any, is recovery time” says Gino.

'In fact some of my male clients who are keen to look their best sneak in during their lunch break and leave with colleagues none the wiser!"

“I suspect the increased affordability of anti-ageing treatment has also contributed to the rise of boytox that we are seeing”.

Regardless of gender, we all know the ageing process is inevitable. Nevertheless, how we age is optional. A healthy lifestyle associated with the right cosmetic treatments allows it to happen very gracefully.

My own personal experience at Rejuvenate Smilepod was wonderful and informative from start to finish. Gino welcomed me with an in-depth run down of the process and the results I should expect after inspecting my frown lines and as I like to put it; “my saggy old face!”

Gino and the team at Rejuvenate Smilepod are very thorough and ensured all the correct forms were signed and procedures followed prior to commencing.

I am a terrible wimp when it comes to needles but I felt at total ease in the chair and the procedure only lasted around 8 minutes in total! Before I knew it, I was out of the chair and celebrating with a beer in the local bar with friends (which was probably a bit naughty!).

The botox started to take effect around a week after the treatment and results are said to last between 3-6 months. I’m extremely pleased with the results and feel and look more confident. The lines on my forehead have drastically reduced and the wrinkles around my eye area have all but gone. I genuinely look in the mirror now and feel happy with what is reflecting back at me and that is a huge deal for someone like myself who can sometimes lack confidence!

If you're looking for a reputable clinic in facial aesthetic treatments, please do check out Smilepod. I cannot recommend them enough!

Smilepod has the following range of treatments available:

Anti-Ageing Injectables 1 area £199 2 areas £299 3 areas £329

Dermal Fillers/ Lip Enhancement 0.5 vial £199 1ml vial £289

Smilepod is open Monday to Friday 9-7pm and Saturday 10-4pm and appointments can be booked by phone, email or via an online booking system:

Appointments: 0207 836 6866 For more information visit www.smilepod.co.uk

Addresses Smilepod Bank -18-20 Cullum Street, EC3M 7JJ Smilepod Canada Place - Canary Wharf, E14 5HX Smilepod Jubilee Place – Mezzanine Level, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY Smilepod Holborn – 16 Procter Street, WC1V 6NX Smilepod Moorgate – 24 Chiswell Street, EC1Y 4TY Smilepod Soho – 56 Poland Street, W1F 7NN


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