Update 23rd March: The clinic is temporarily closed, we look forward to welcoming you back to Aspire in the near future.
In view of the COVID-19 virus situation, the team at Aspire Clinic would like to reassure you that we are taking steps to be extra vigilant and have put many safeguards in place for your protection. Most importantly we are following all updates in medical guidelines and have put measures in place to make sure our clients do the same:
HydraFacial – celebs swear by it
Beauty editors and A-Listers are obsessed with the HydraFacial for its glow-getting results. But is it really the holy grail of facials? Muddy investigates.
Results-driven treatments to reduce wrinkles and improve skin health are booming – and aesthetics clinics are popping up all over Berkshire, as a result. Aspire Clinic has been around for 12 years, and rather unusually, located in Reading’s Madjeski Stadium – home to the Royals. Bit odd? Not really. It’s on the outskirts of Reading, there’s loads of free parking, and you can duck in and out without anyone noticing. Sounds good, right?
Simply step into the lift, you’ll be swiftly deposited on the third floor and the comfy reception area of Aspire Aesthetics.
The clinic occupies what was former Reading FC owner John Madjeski’s private apartment. It feels a bit like a boutique private hospital. The waiting room has a few comfy sofas and the three treatment rooms have a medical, feminine vibe that is very different from your average beauty salon. It’s not clinical and scary, but each room is kitted out with specialist machinery. It’s worth noting that staff are super-friendly. If you are at all concerned about your treatment, there’s plenty of hand-holding and information on tap.
Cranking up the central heating, the cold weather and too much red wine can take their toll on your face. So we’re keen to try the HydraFacial – the secret weapon of beauty editors and celebs like Beyoncé and Kate Winslet. In fact, it’s so popular, one is performed every 15 seconds around the world. The principal is simple but effective – deep cleansing and exfoliation, extraction and finally hydration, by infusing skin with intensive serums through a unique HydroPeel tip.
The beauty of this treatment is that you get radiant, super-clean skin without any redness or irritation. Using hydradermabrasion – which is far gentler than traditional dermabrasion – is vacuums out pores. In fact, you get to see what’s been hoovered out of your face which is gross and compelling at the same time.
Available as a 30-minute express or one-hour treatment, the HydraFacial is described by Aspire as ‘gym for the skin’, and I can see why. Even after one 30-minute treatment (£90) my fine lines and wrinkles are reduced thanks to use of hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulation. Despite the fact that it’s more than a basic spa facial, there is nothing painful or uncomfortable about the process, in fact, I actually found it very relaxing.
The results are very good. I looked about 100 when I went in so it’s like some kind of miracle. But if facials aren’t your bag but you like the sound of Aspire, they also offer CoolSculpting, peels, laser hair removal, a radio therapy treatment to combat stress incontinence (damn you childbirth), as well as needly treatments like dermal fillers.
THE MUDDY VERDICT
Good for: Anyone after gorgeous glowing, clean skin. You’ll really notice the difference in the texture of your skin. If you want anti-aging results without having to opt for injectables. Those looking for excellent customer care.
Not for: If you prefer a hands on snoozy facial. You might be put off by the machinery. It didn’t bother me at all. That said, the results you get may change your mind.
£££: As with all aesthetics, it’s not a cheap option. The Hydrafacial is £90-£150 per treatment, but discounts are available for block bookings.
Aspire Clinic, Third Floor Suite, Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL. Tel: 0118 931 3575
Whether on a football pitch or on location at a shoot, come rain or shine, footballer and model, Molly Bartrip spends most of her days outside. This exposure to the elements, such as the sun’s harmful rays, coupled with the intensity of daily training sessions or having to wear make-up for hours during a photoshoot takes its toll on Molly’s skin.
And here’s where Aspire stepped in to give Molly’s skin a bit of much needed TLC with our brand new Hydrafacial, the ideal treatment for all skin types to deeply cleanse the skin, get rid of the impurities that have built up and leave the skin beautifully rejuvenated.
“I really need a Hydrafacial, especially with all the sport I do. So much sweat and dirt gets into my pores, so it really needs a deep clean,” says Molly.
HydraFacial is the ultimate in skin health for life. It is a six-step process that pushes nourishing ingredients deep into your skin to restore skin health, minimise signs of ageing and congestion and improving your skin's complexion, pigmentation and acne blemishes, exfoliates and removes blackheads and clears congested skin, giving a radiant glow:
Step one: Detox
Lymphatic drainage is an important part of the detox step, which is designed to improve blood circulation, reduce stress, relieve sinuses, restore skin hydration, minimise fine lines, aid healing and remove toxins.
Step two: Deep cleanse and exfoliation
Dead skin cells will be removed during this stage, which will enhance the penetration of the serums used as part of the treatment and reveal healthy skin.
Step three: Acid peel
This peel used in step three will help soften the sebum and impurities, without post-peel scaling that is experienced with other peels. This step prepares the skin for better extractions and clears the skin.
Step four: Extraction
During this stage, all of the impurities such as blackheads and debris from pores will be painlessly suctioned and purged from the skin, leaving a clearer complexion and improved pore minimisation.
Step five: Hydrate and protect
An intense moisturisation takes place next to quench the skin. Antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid are delivered deeply into the skin for ultimate hydration, improved texture and clarity, and healthy skin.
Step six: Rejuvenation
Using LED light therapy, this relaxing and rejuvenating part of the treatment will stimulate collagen, reduce wrinkles, calm skin, kill p-acne bacteria and calm acne.
“That was really, really relaxing, and it literally felt like everything bad was being removed from my face. My skin feels so smooth, the Hydrafacial got so much gunk out and it’s mad that you can see it!”
Get a body you will love this Valentine’s Day with CoolSculpting, the world’s number one non-surgical, permanent fat-reduction treatment. Join us from 10th – 14th February for Cool Week, an entire week dedicated to CoolSculpting, where we will be welcoming patients into the clinic to enjoy a complimentary consultation with one of our expert practitioners to find out how CoolSculpting can create a more sculpted body.
Don’t love your love-handles? Wish you had a waist? Want to say bye-bye bingo wings? CoolSculpting can help. Whether you want to de-volumise, sculpt or finely define your body, CoolSculpting is ideal for all shapes and sizes.
CoolSculpting works by delivering controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are cooled to -10 degrees centigrade, resulting in them being indefinitely eliminated. Over the next few weeks, the body processes the destroyed fat cells and naturally excretes them, leaving a slimmer, more shapely body, with optimum results seen at 12 weeks after treatment.
The great news is that the results are lasting and the fat is gone for good!
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to find out more about CoolSculpting, the world’s number one non-surgical, enduring fat-reduction treatment. Book your complimentary place on our Cool Week event today!
The countdown to Christmas has started, and the party season will be here before we know it. That means just one thing…time to dust off the little black dress. And if that thought fills you with dread, then we’re here to help!
Book your CoolSculpting consultation today and you’ll be able to burn that bolero, cast away your cardi, banish those bulges and say goodbye to your spanks. We’ll have you baring your arms, showing off that sculpted figure and strutting your stuff confidently on the dance floor this party season!
As the world’s number one non-surgical, permanent fat-reduction treatment that is also FDA-approved, CoolSculpting can tackle that exercise and diet-resistant fat that is really hard to shift. It’s the ideal treatment for permanently reducing fat and reshaping the stomach area, love handles, waist, inner and outer thighs, bingo wings, back fat, and with the Petite applicator, we can even treat really small areas like chin, knees and the area around the bra and armpits.
And, whilst you’re getting the body you want with CoolSculpting, we’ll also give you the skin you want for that Christmas party night out with a complimentary Cinderella Facial worth £175, that will instantly lift and tighten the skin…just perfect to help you get your glow on before a night out.
Aspire’s Cinderella Facial, using Forma technology, instantly tightens the skin, leaving a fresher, younger look. And with no downtime whatsoever and immediate results, it is a popular transformation treatment to have as part of preparations for a night out. Forma is an extremely comfortable and relaxing treatment that uses non-invasive radio-frequency technology to stimulate the formation of new collagen, improve skin elasticity and encourage skin contraction to give a defined and glowing look. Forma will tackle fine lines and wrinkles, crepey and sagging skin to give an instant facelift.
Transform and tighten from top to toe this party season with CoolSculpting and your complimentary gift of a Cinderella Facial. Book your complimentary consultation today.
Phoenix Facelift Live: Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm
We are launching our newest non-surgical treatment that will defy the ageing process, leaving a younger you.
To celebrate the launch of the brand-new Phoenix Non-surgical Facelift using Morpheus8 radio frequency technology, we are holding an exclusive event on Wednesday 20th November at 7pm at the Madejski Stadium. The brand-new Phoenix Facelift is set to revolutionise the anti-ageing market as the long-term non-surgical alternative to turning back time by lifting and tightening the face and neck.
The event will include a live demonstration, drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to speak to our experts to gain answers to all your questions. Each attendee will also recieve a goody bag and the opportunity to enter into our competition!
We are excited to announce the brand-new Phoenix Non-surgical Facelift using Morpheus8 radio frequency technology. The Phoenix Facelift is set to revolutionise the anti-ageing market as the long-term non-surgical alternative to turning back time by lifting and tightening the face and neck.
A comfortable treatment with little or no downtime, the Phoenix Facelift uses Morpheus8 technology, a device that utilises safe radiofrequency energy to remodel and recontour the face and neck. The treatment penetrates deep into the skin and fat for a lifted, smoother and sleeker appearance. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganise themselves in a natural anti-ageing process.
The Phoenix Facelift is a minimally invasive procedure targeting the deeper layers of the skin with very little to no patient downtime.
It's not only for the face…
Morpheus8 technology is also ideal for transforming the body, tightening and smoothing sagging and loose skin on arms, tummy, inner thighs and bra area.
The treatment is a package course of three treatments, but patients will see amazing results after just one treatment.
Save the date…
To celebrate the launch of the Phoenix Facelift, we are holding a live event on Wednesday 20 November at 7pm here at the Madejski Stadium. Participants will be able to see a live demonstration of the actual treatment, speak to the experts, enjoy drinks and nibbles, enter a competition to win a fabulous prize, and take away a goody bag. To reserve your place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that our Gold Club members care about ageing elegantly. That's why we are delighted to announce a brand new upgrade to Aspire’s Gold Club Membership. You can now incorporate your twice-yearly Profhilo treatment, the ultimate in skin hydration and remodelling, in to your Gold Club membership.
Profhilo is made up of hyaluronic acid in its purest form to nourish dermal cells and restore firmness to the skin. Whilst hyaluronic acid comprises 78% of the body’s skin and is the element that retains moisture to hydrate the skin, the body’s natural ability to regenerate hyaluronic acid decreases with age. This results in skin losing elasticity and becoming saggy. By putting hyaluronic acid back in to the skin, Profhilo is the perfect solution to addressing the ageing process.
You'll continue to receive the other benefits of Gold Club with your new Gold Club level, which includes 15% off other treatments at Aspire and three free treatments per year (Obagi skin peel, microdermabrasion, Heliocare SPF), as well as 25% off at Forresters Shinfield hair salon. And if you upgrade this month, you will receive a complimentary gift from Aspire.
If you are on just on our Anti Ageing Injectables Gold Club, your monthly payments will increase to £192. This will include three areas of Anti Ageing Injectables, three times per year, plus two sessions of Profhilo twice a year, plus all the additional benefits. If you are on our Anti Ageing Injectables and dermal filler Gold Club membership, your monthly payments will increase to £275. This will include your dermal filler treatments, anti ageing injectables and Profhilo for the year, plus the additional benefits.
Get in touch today if you would like to upgrade your Gold Club membership to include Profhilo. And if you’re not yet part of Aspire’s Gold Club membership but would like to find out more, click here
Loved by celebrities and the selfie-taking generation, Forma is now taking the anti-ageing industry by storm as the new non-invasive treatment that instantly tightens the skin, leaving a fresher, younger look. And with no downtime whatsoever and immediate results, Forma has become known as the Cinderella Facial - a popular transformation treatment to have as part of preparations for a night out or a special occasion.
Forma is an extremely comfortable treatment that uses non-invasive radio-frequency technology to stimulate the formation of new collagen, improve skin elasticity and encourage skin contraction to give a defined and glowing look. Forma will tackle fine lines and wrinkles, crepey and sagging skin to give an instant facelift.
During the treatment, which lasts approximately 45 minutes, the practitioner will pass the Forma applicator over the skin in circular motions. The patient will feel warmth, with the treatment being likened to a hot stone massage.
Results are instant, hence Forma becoming a popular one-off treatment ahead of a night out. However, a course of six treatments, one week apart is recommended for optimum results, and will last up to six years.
I can’t tell you how upset I was before I came to Aspire Clinic. I had suffered with terrible skin for years and had tried everything; I had been to the doctors, taken medication, been on a trial, and absolutely nothing worked. People would advise me not to touch my skin; it was raw and I had got to the point where I was just using water on my skin. I was really at the end of my tether!
It was at this point that I saw an advert for Aspire Clinic, and I just thought, what have I got to lose. I came along for a consultation, with my skin red raw, and saw a lovely practitioner. It was so good to be able to talk to someone who really understood my problems and for them to talk positively through a course of action that we could take.
We put together a treatment plan to tackle the rosacea on my cheeks, the spider veins on my face and the active acne and subsequent scarring. The treatments involved included Lumecca – an IPL treatment that gets rid of rosacea and spider veins, Obagi peels to treat the acne, Fractora to treat the acne scarring and then Dermalux LED light therapy that left me just generally glowing.
As the treatments go on, my skin has calmed down so much and I actually love the skin on my cheeks now! The results of the rosacea treatment have been just amazing and I can’t tell you how happy I am. I used to be so embarrassed and self-conscious when talking to people. I’d put my head down and now I feel so much more confident.
My daughter has similar skin and I’ve told her she needs to come along to Aspire and start a treatment plan. These treatments really do work and they really do boost your confidence!