It’s all about URimage
Botox and fillers not your bag? Then make a beeline for this new treatment centre that offers bespoke monthly, beauty, skin and health packages. Form an orderly queue ladies (and gents), for one of the best beauty offerings in town.
Not your conventional beauty salon, not even an aesthetic clinic or a spa, URimage is a brand new beauty treatment centre that focuses solely on getting your face and body looking and feeling its best.
The centre is run by Natalie Manroe, an expert in non-invasive care. She carried out her own extensive research over 12 months by trying a combination of treatments on various clients. What she discovered was that in order to change skin cell composition, treatments need to be maintained weekly and here’s the clincher…if combined with a range of treatments at the same time.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, that we’re not made of money, but URimage offers a completely unique approach by offering clients a bespoke beauty membership so they can get their best looking skin and body ever.
With a penchant for metaphors, she compares the membership packages to signing up to the gym: “If you want a six pack, you wouldn’t train just once a month or just one muscle group – would you?” Well, when you put it like that Natalie, it starts to make sense. I know I’ve walked out of a beauty salon with my skin feeling amazing, only to see the benefits wear off the next day? *Cue sad face*.
Natalie set up the centre to carry out research, so don’t expect to see any pink fluffy cushions or crystal chandeliers and it’s not the place to expect pampering facials and soothing whale music.
The large space has been divided into different areas so that clients can easily move from one area to another depending on what they’re having. Natalie doesn’t believe one treatment fits all, she’s designs all her formulated treatments weekly per individual concerns – so you’re in very good hands.
It’s all about the results here. Treatments on offer include everything from PDO thread lift to HIFU facial, vampire facial (PRP), plasma pen, derma pen, skin peels, oxygen therapy, laser, IPL, micro current non surgical facials and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. She avoids shortcuts and would rather put in the time to get the best results so you’ll never feel rushed.
I felt immediately comfortable but I have to admit, I was overwhelmed at the amount of info that was coming my way, but don’t feel shy to ask her to explain it in layman’s terms after all, her aim is to educate her clients too.
She’s really passionate about what she does and non invasive treatments and she made a conscious decision to turn her back on invasive treatments a few years ago Phew! that’s a good sign because I have no interest in going near a Botox needle.
When you come face to face with someone like Natalie – who comes with almost 20 years experience in the beauty, spa and medical aesthetic industry and a specialty in cell biology – you know she’s analysed your face the moment you’ve walked in.
She refers to treatments like ‘ingredients’ that she’s mixing together so in a session, she’s likely to combine 3-5 treatments.
I had three treatments during my first sess, including dermabrasion and radio frequency – neither of which I’d ever tried before. I went back a few weeks later and this time she tried a completely bespoke combination procedure including hylauronic acid oxygen infusion and no needle mesotherapy with some other bits unique to my skin/treatment. This time, I definitely noticed a difference and had some compliments about my skin a few days later so it definitely made a first good impression and I’m already looking into more treatments.
Natalie won’t promise a quick fix, because they don’t exist but what she does promise is that with an ongoing regime and commitment to a long-term investment, she can guarantee great, natural-looking results. She also offers complimentary education, something she calls know ‘URsmartCells’ to expand your knowledge about your skin and its cell biology.
URimage is offering all MUDDY readers money off their treatment combination sessions cost £69 for anti-aging (mature worth £450) and £54 for youth (conditioning worth £250) fully redeemable against membership should you decide to join. Quote MUDDY when making your booking.
THE MUDDY VERDICT:
Good for: Those who want results and those who can commit to weekly or at least fortnightly treatments. There are also packages for youngsters who suffer from acne starting from £45 and she offers treatment is for both women and men.
Not for: Those who prefer invasive treatments or like to stay in the city for their beauty appointments.
££: Considering this is the first ever treatment centre that combines 3-5 treatments in one session it’s really well-priced; membership starts from £89 per month which is brilliant when you consider one treatment usually starts at £100.
Urimage, Suite 3, Humberstone House, 40 Thurmaston Lane, Leicester, LE5 0TF. Tel: 0333 012 4708.