Tweakments: a non-surgical alternative

With serious advances in cosmetic procedures, there’s now no need to go ‘under the knife’ to achieve the results you want. Coined by Alice Hart Davies, “Tweakments” refer to non-surgical alternatives to invasive skin treatments. And their popularity is soaring.


In this article, we investigate why they’re so popular and which tweakments you could consider to meet your skincare and body goals.

So many of our clients love a tweakment. They love them because there’s little to no downtime, there’s no long-term scarring, they’re generally more affordable than their invasive counterparts, and they can often be done quickly. Perhaps even during a lunch break. Tweakments are the perfect antidote to scheduling an appointment, spending hours at the clinic and recovering at home.

And this isn’t just at Radiance. In fact, a report from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons revealed back in 2016 that cosmetic operations were decreasing, particularly neck and facelifts. It’s thought that tweakments have replaced these larger, more intensive procedures.

What counts as a tweakment?

We offer plenty of tweakments to enhance your natural appearance. To begin with, we always hold an initial consultation to discuss your skin goals. This consultation is free and helps us to understand what your objectives are. We can then build a bespoke plan to suit. We always run a Visia Skin Analysis if we’re making adjustments to your face or neck areas. This scanning technology enables us to discover the health of your skin and tailor our treatments accordingly. Many of these will be smaller, regularly updated tweakments, because a little can go a long way.

Here’s a few tweakments that can significantly change the way you feel about your skin and/or body.

Reduce the signs of facial ageing with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections, such as Botox, temporarily relax the muscles to create a smoother appearance. We’re committed to giving you a natural-looking Botox treatment, which is why we advise against visiting any clinic that lacks experience and qualified aestheticians.

When you’re younger, the skin mostly bounces back when you frown or smile; however, as you age, skin loses elasticity. Combating this with Botox can help to make your skin appear younger.

The Botox is injected using tiny needles, which is why it can be done quickly, with no downtime.

Stop underarm sweating forever with miraDry

We’re in love with miraDry because it helps our clients to feel confident and stress-free when it comes to underarm sweat. Some people can suffer excessively with sweating in this area, and may even have a condition called axillary hyperhidrosis.

During the treatment, the area will be numbed. The miraDry system then uses thermal energy to target and eliminate sweat glands in your underarm. And once they’re gone – they don’t come back.

Again, this tweakment has little to no downtime, aside from a little sensitivity. This means clients can pop in, undergo their session and continue with their day.

Define your key facial features with Semi-Permanent Makeup

Sometimes, the hassle of putting the same make-up on every day can get in the way of life. It’s repetitive and time-consuming. However, with micropigmentation, we can apply long-lasting eyeliner, lip colour and contoured brows every 12-18 months (on average) to give you a look that lasts.

There’s no downtime but you will have to wait a couple of weeks for the results to show. The skin will scab over at first, which is normal. Once this has healed, you’ll be left with perfectly defined features which match your expectations.

Freeze and remove fat with Coolsculpting

This non-surgical liposuction doesn’t even require a needle. We apply a suction pad to the area where unwanted fat sits. These pads draw up the fat and skin and extract the heat from the body. When the pad is removed, the frozen area is massaged and the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body over a 3-month period.

There is little to no downtime, and your body naturally processes the effects of the procedure over the coming months. You’ll need around 1-3 sessions for the Coolsculpting to work its magic and that stubborn fat will be gone for good.

We hope that this guide to tweakments and cosmetic surgery alternatives was useful. If you want to learn about more about tweakments and how ‘not to look weird’ from aesthetic treatments, watch Dr. Ros and Alice on IGTV:


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