Still a Collagen Wave Facial fan three years after the following article, Amanda Holden extolled the virtues of the treatment yet again in The Sun this Saturday:

She started having regular facials when starring on stage in Shrek as Princess Fiona to protect her skin from the green make-up.

‘I gave up Botox after I had [her daughter] Hollie ­ for the last three years I haven’t bothered. Instead I’ve been having collagen wave facials with a wonderful lady called Nilam Patel to plump up my skin’, Amanda Commented in an interview with Now magazine.

Collage Wave facials deliver radio-frequency waves deep into the skin, encouraging it to produce more collagen, and are said by some to reduce the visible signs of aging.

Radio frequency combined with ultrasound waves are used to heat up the deeper layers of the skin to encourage the production of new collagen. This non-invasive treatment is a painless effective way of long term nonsurgical skin tightening and lifting.

It can be used for eyebrow lifting and tightening the jowls, face, neck and skin under the eyes. Immediate mild improvements can be seen but results tent to improve with each subsequent treatment and continue to improve for up to 6 months post treatment.

Collagen Wave treatment is carried out using a machine with a probe which the operator gently slides around the face delivering radiofrequency energy into the skin. Treatment may be slightly uncomfortable but never painful and lasts up to an hour per treatment.

Courses of 3-15 treatments spaced 1-4 weeks apart are recommended. The results may last up to 2 years depending on age, genetics, extent of response and treatment. However, remember that skin is constantly ageing, so further top up treatments of one or more session as maintenance every 3-4 months may be needed, before you repeat the course again in 2 years’ time.

Read more of Amanda’s Interview at Now Magazine’s website