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The AnteAGE Hair Growth System

AnteAGE leverages the power of stem cell growth factors and Cytokines to deliver safe, effective, and luxurious products that promote aesthetic health.

AnteAGE is led by renowned researchers, scientists, and physicians who are the best in their field. The team is regularly published in scientific journals, awarded for ground-breaking results and sought after by Fortune 100 healthcare companies as well as medical spa companies for their expertise.

The AnteAGE Home Hair System is a breakthrough in the promotion of natural, healthy hair growth, without surgery or hormonal side effects. AnteAGE scientists found a way to develop the use of human bone marrow stem cell technology in aesthetics and dermatology fields.

The stem cells are derived from the bone marrow of young, healthy, pre-screened adult donors. The cells are cultured in a laboratory, within a controlled environment that fosters the production of the bio signals that will engage in the rejuvenation and repair of both hair and skin.

AnteAGE Hair System contains two products which work together to help awaken the sleeping stems inside the hair follicle and return them to a more youthful and active growth pattern.

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AnteAGE Hair uses WNT1 Stem Cytokines along with a cocktail of natural stimulants to overcome the quiescence of hair follicle stem cells. The application of Hair SCS is paired with a handheld dermal needling device to enhance product penetration and follicle stimulation. The AnteAGE hair growth system is a course of 5 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart.

The AnteAGE Hair System can be applied on all skin types. Before use, you should wash your scalp, using gentle diluted shampoo as after treatment with us you won’t be able to wash your hair for a couple of days.

This treatment costs £400 per session or £1800 for a package of 5 bought together please send us an email to book

Which Obagi Medical Product Is Right For Me?

Obagi Medical is known as ‘the best of the best’ when it comes to skincare. They have a huge range of medicated skincare products which are designed to transform your skin from the inside out. These products are only available to be purchased through a trained and qualified prescriber, so you know you’re buying physician approved products that really work!

Obagi Medical products are now available to be prescribed and purchased through Dr Tara… YAY

With such a diverse range of products available I thought I’d put together a quick and easy guide to help you choose the perfect Obagi product or system for your skin goals…

If you have acne:

Acne usually flares up during puberty and can be triggered by hormonal fluctuations, but it can occur in adulthood depending on genetics, lifestyle etc. It can comes from bacteria, overactive sebum glands and plugged pores. Acne can be inflamed, red and painful which can make it seem worse.

Which Obagi skin care line would be best for this concern: Obagi CLENZIderm range

The system is comprised of three products, a Daily Foaming Cleanser, Pore Therapy Serum and Therapeutic Lotion.

The Clenziderm Therapeutic Lotion uses a unique, solubilized BPO molecule that spends less time at the surface of the skin, reducing the chance of irritation that can sometimes make acne look worse before it looks better. Pore Therapy is a 2% salicylic acid solution that unclogs pores and clears away dead skin cells. There is also a salicylic acid–containing foaming cleanser that complements the regimen and has the maximum chance for efficacy without the usual side effects. 81% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their acne improvement and 87% reported that the system was effective or very effective.

Clinical studies that show the CLENZIderm system reduces breakouts in as little as one week with continued results through 12 weeks.


Obagi CLENZIderm range is ideal if you have:

 • Active acne breakouts

 • Acne scars

 • Clogged pores

 • Blackheads and whiteheads

If You Have Dull, Dry or Dehydrated Skin

This skin problem usually comes down to not drinking enough water or having a healthy diet, a general lack of care (or using the wrong products for your skin), bad weather conditions or damage to the skins protective barrier

Which Obagi skin care line would be best for this concern: Obagi Hydrate / Obagi Hydrate Luxe / Professional-C Serum

The Obagi Hydrate moisturizer has a 2-in-1 moisturizing action that provides moisture all throughout the day thanks to the hydrating matrix technology derived from the TARA seed!! Hydrate Luxe also features two biomimetic peptides designed to deliver benefits to the skin while you are sleeping and/or feeling extra dry.

The Professional-C Serum 10% is a concentrated formula recommended specifically for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. In a clinical study, 91% of users reported that their skin appeared brighter and/or more hydrated.

Obagi Professional-C Serum uses a scientifically-engineered formula to deliver the benefits of vitamin C deep into your skin. Obagi Professional-C Serum has been demonstrated to penetrate twice as deep as rival products.


Obagi Professional C Serums are ideal if you have:

 • Signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles

 • Saggy excess skin

 • Uneven skin tone

If You’re Dealing With Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Lines and wrinkles often first appear around the eyes, seemingly out of nowhere one day, long before other wrinkles start to show. This can be due to over exposure to the sun or dryness as these elements can cause damage to the skins barrier resulting in the skin being weak against environmental factors resulting in lines and wrinkles. Of course, as we age we are more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.

Which Obagi skin care line would be best for this concern: ELASTIderm Eye Cream, Obagi360 Retinol, Obagi Sunshield Matte SPF

Elastiderm eye cream is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eye, thanks to its proprietary bi-mineral complex technology. At the end of an eight-week study on women who tried ELASTIderm Eye Cream, 97% of patients considered the roughness/crepey texture of the skin around their eyes to be barely or not noticeable and 88% of patients considered the laxity/looseness of the skin around their eyes to be barely or not noticeable.

Obagi ELASTIderm eye treatments from Obagi Medical are completely unique. They use a powerful bi-mineral complex called Copper Zinc Malonate, clinically proven to help restore elasticity around the eyes, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

For the face Obagi retinol comes in two strengths Retinol 1.0 and Retinol 0.5 and is clinically shown to deliver efficacy without the redness or flaking one would expect from such a high dose of retinoid. In fact, 90% of study participants saw an improvement in facial appearance (i.e. lines and wrinkles less visible, face appeared firmer, improvement in appearance of texture, etc.) by week three with Obagi Retinol 1.0.


Obagi ELASTIderm range is ideal if you have:

 • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area

 • Crows feet around the eyes

 • Sagging skin

If You Have Hyperpigmentation or Dark Spots

Hyperpigmentation can be brought about by genetics, hormonal changes (melasma) and excessive sun/environmental exposure

Which Obagi skin care line would be best for this concern: Obagi Nu-Derm System/ Obagi-C Rx Systems

The Obagi Nu-Derm system is clinically proven to brighten skin tone and reduce the look pigmentation, improve dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and other forms of discoloration. This skin care routine uses medical-grade lightening ingredients such as hydroquinone to inhibit melanin production, the substance responsible for controlling pigment in the skin. The result is a more even, radiant skin tone. Nu-Derm also helps improve signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture. With regular use of this system and routine you’ll achieve brighter, smoother and more youthful-looking skin.


Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:

• Age spots

• Rough skin

• Erythema (redness)

• Sallowness (yellowish complexion)

• Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

The Obagi-C Rx system is also great for this skin issue as it works towards healthier, refreshed and revitalized skin by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, age spots and melasma.


Obagi-C Rx Systems are ideal if you have:

 • Fine lines

 • Unevenness of skin tone

 • Mild hyperpigmentation and minimal age spots

 • Intolerance to aggressive anti-ageing regimens

 • Dry, normal, oily, or even sensitive skin

How To Be Safe When Choosing Advanced Aesthetic Treatments

Over the past couple of years, doctors and campaigners have reported an increase in amateur beauticians and under-qualified nurses performing unsafe treatments. As a result, studies show more patients are suffering from parts of their lips becoming lumpy or disproportionate in size, infections, ulceration or necrosis (when the lip tissue dies and goes black).

Anyone can buy hyaluronic acid gel and inject it into someone’s lips. This is because there are no laws in the UK that regulate people who carry out non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as lip fillers. The Professional Standards Authority runs a Government-backed programme called Accredited Registers which lists professionals you can trust to treat you safely.

The Aesthetic Complication (ACE) Group was developed as a not for profit organisation to help improve patient safety by producing evidence-based, peer reviewed guidelines for the management of a wide variety of complications that can be caused by non-surgical cosmetic procedures and to provide help and advice for practitioners that run into difficulties. As well as this, the ACE Group provides a forum for practitioners, educational modules, workshops, an Expert network, journal articles and lectures at various conferences.

Dr Tara is a registered member of the ACE group who monitor and strive to improve patient safety:

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How to be safe when getting advanced aesthetic treatment

1: Choose a safe practitioner


We suggest you always choose a safe practitioner from a trusted membership body such as
Professional Standards or ACE.

2. Have a consultation


Professionals should ask for your age, full medical history and discuss all risks before agreeing an injection.

3: Take your time


Don’t let anyone pressure you into having lip fillers done there and then. You need time before making a decision.

4: Before & after photos


Ask for copies of before and after photographs. It’s a good idea to have photos of you smiling and frowning, too.

5:Take notes


Note down which hyaluronic acid product is being used for your lip fillers as well as the clinician’s name.

6: See the packaging


Ask the person giving you lip fillers to show you the hyaluronic acid in its unopened packaging, before injection.

7: Book a follow up


There should be no problems in booking a follow up and asking about treatment of any complications, if they occur.

8: Keep it clinical


Never agree to have lip fillers done at homes, at ‘parties’ or exhibitions, or in places that aren’t clean & clinical.*

At Enhance By Tara we always take before and after photos (unless maybe you’re one of our regulars who says you don’t want or need them), as we’re confident you will leave happy with your treatment and we have a reference for any questions you have later on.

Please feel free to direct message me on Instagram @enhance_by_tara or use the contact us page to send me an email and I’ll always be happy to answer any pre-treatment questions you have!

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Skin Boosters

Skin Boosters:

This hydrating treatment involves hydrating microinjections of a soft, gel-like substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA) into the skin, which improves the skin’s firmness, elasticity and radiance. Water-loving HA is found naturally in the body where it maintains hydration in the skin. As we age, the quality of our HA diminishes over time. Now you have the opportunity to replenish and maintain natural hydration levels from within as the stabilised HA in Skin boosters.

Skinboosters can be used to treat a range of areas including the face, neck, decolletage and hands. They are most commonly used on the lower face, and are a perfect treatment for smokers lines. Skinboosters work to improve skin texture and hydration around the mouth, chin, and lower cheek. Skinboosters are extremely effective at reducing the appearance of acne scarring and revitalising dehydrated skin.

For more info on how skin boosters work watch the video below: 

What can you expect?


On each visit your doctor will administer a series of tiny, fine-needle injections into the mid to deep dermis (the underlying layer of the skin.) These micro injections will focus on your problem areas. During the procedure, some people experience a certain level of discomfort. Each treatment session usually takes around 20-30 mins.


You should expect that there will be some minor bruising and swelling around the treatment areas for a day or two afterwards. The doctor will discuss all of this with you in the consultation* beforehand. Your practitioner may recommend a clean cooling pad to help reduce swelling. Avoid applying make-up on your skin immediately after the treatment. After 24 hours, if needed, you can use light make-up to cover any redness or bruising. Avoid excessive sun or extreme cold at least until any initial swelling/ redness resolves.

Million Dollar Facial

The Million Dollar Facial

The Million Dollar Facial works the skin from the outside, in and is designed to deeply exfoliate dead skin cells and remove non-terminal hair (peachy fuzz), polish the skin, flush toxins, increase and stimulate natural collagen production and cell turnover. The facial method heavily increases the absorption of products to 80% as opposed to 8%.

What can you expect?

The facial starts with a double cleanse to remove any makeup/dirt, then we tone the skin before beginning the Dermaplane. The Dermaplaning then removes any dead skin cells and non-terminal hair to reveal a fresh layer of skin. Then a Lymphatic drainage massage is performed to flush out any toxins. We then perform the Microneedling before applying the Hylaronic mask too soothe the skin. Finally, SPF and serum are applied and the treatment is done. Initially, clients may experience some redness which lasts roughly 12 hours and there is no downtime required. The treatment takes roughly 1 to 1.5 hours.

Results by Lottie at Enhance By Tara

This treatment is very versatile and can be performed on both women and men! Benefits include:

  • Smoother skin
  • Increased hydration levels with hyaluronic acid
  • Flawless makeup application
  • Reduces scarring
  • Decreases puffiness around the eyes
  • Firmer skin
  • Increases collagen production – great for aging skin
  • Removes 3 to 4 weeks worth of dead skin cells
  • Thickens the epidermis over time to reduce appearance of broken capillaries
  • Lymphatic drainage removes built up toxins
  • Glowing, even skin tone
  • Reduces pigmentation inc (PIH)
  • Instant results with ongoing benefits (over 4 weeks)



Dermaplaning uses a surgical blade to perform a deep exfoliation. The edge of the scalpel is used at a 45-degree angle to scrape and remove the build-up of dirt and oils in and around the skin and vellus hair  (aka peach fuzz). The vellus hair is completely removed during the process leaving skin ultra-smooth and creating the perfect base for a flawless make-up application.

As we age, our cell turnover decreases and this affects our skin texture and tone, Dermaplaning gently buffs the top layer of dead skin cells away helps to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion. Dermaplaning clears the way so skin peels, facials, skin products and serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. It removes peach fuzz and build up on the surface and as such creates clear channels into the skin for your products to absorb better.

See how amazing the real life results can be below: 

What can you expect?

After eye makeup is removed the skin will be double-cleansed to create a clear canvas for treatment. Skin is then blotted and degreased using an oil-free toner. The dermaplaning procedure is methodically carried out working the whole face one area at a time. After the dermaplaning is complete we will apply a serum or moisturiser depending on skin type. The treatment is completely pain-free and no downtime is required. Perfect if you’re looking for a quick fix glow before a big event!

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections

Aqualyx is a safe, effective fat dissolving injection treatment that reduces fat cells in the treated area. It can be used to treat small, pockets of fat around in difficult areas such as the chin, chest, abdomen, thighs, knees and ankles. It is very effective for inch loss and body contouring.

What is Aqualyx?

Aqualyx is made up from a number of different plant based compounds that have been refined in a laboratory environment. Aqualyx dissolves the membranes of fat cells in the treated area causing them to weaken, become permeable and break open. The fatty acids contained within the cell are then excreted naturally  by the body.

Is Aqualyx right for me?

If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle or trying to lose weight but have isolated stubborn areas of fat then Aqualyx might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, excess fat on male breast, hips, inner thighs, ankles and abdomen.

If you have significant weight to lose then Aqualyx may not be suitable for you, but other body contouring treatments we offer may be, such as Lipofirm.

A consultation with Dr Tara will determine the correct treatment plan for you.

Aqualyx is not suitable if you:

  • Have diabetes.
  • Have liver or kidney disease.
  • Have active skin problem in the area to be treated.
  • Are taking blood thinning medicine e.g warfarin.

How soon do you see results?

The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Typically 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as the jowls and under the chin, and 2-8 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs. Treatments are spaced at 6 weekly intervals. It can take up to 6 weeks after treatment for the results to show, once swelling and bruising has subsided.

Are Aqualyx results permanent?

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells – the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent. However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body could put significant weight back on and your results may be effected.

What is involved in treatment recovery?

Immediately after treatment you may appear red and swollen with some bruising on the treated area. Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling for up to a few weeks. Therefore, if you intend to have a facial treatment, e.g. double chin where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements.

Common temporary side effects during recovery are red, swollen and itchy skin. You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth for a maximum of 20 minutes each day.  You cannot use anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to 8 weeks post treatment.

During recovery we recommend that you avoid:

  • Swimming pools, spas and saunas for 3 days.
  • Physical exercise for 10 days.
  • Any other aesthetic treatments for 2 weeks

How do I know Aqualyx is safe?

Aqualyx was developed by Professor Pasquale Motolese, Vice President of the Italian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine who presented it at the Aesthetic Medical International Congress in Milan in 2004.

Since 2009 Aqualyx has been used in over 2 million treatments in over 49 countries. It has a strong safety record supported by sound medical science.

Aquagold Finetouch ™

What is Aquagold ® finetouch ™?


Aquagold ® finetouch ™ is a patented gold-plated micro-injection system that painlessly delivers a bespoke cocktail of ingredients that we’ve chosen and tailored especially to reach your skin goals. This single use applicator contains a reservoir that can be filled with vitamins, enzymes, hormones plant extracts, micro quantities of ‘botox’ and fillers, growth factors for cellular renewal and PRP,  pigment reducers, mesotherapy or stem cells, whatever your skin needs! It is then applied gently to the surface of the skin, with the entire treatment taking less than 45 minutes!

Aquagold Fine Touch can deliver many injections at once in a very efficient and painless manner with 20 24k gold plated needles each finer than a human hair. Unlike micro-needling, ingredients are delivered directly into the dermis via screw thread needle technology, making it a very effective delivery system.

Aquagold ® finetouch ™ can treat larger areas of the skin with ‘microbotox’ or fillers which have been diluted with products such as hyaluronic acid to achieve whole-face rejuvenation. Using ‘Botox’ with the Aquagold ® finetouch ™ system has many advantages and can be used on all skin types. It can decrease oil production, improve acne and enlarged pores, it can improve ageing skin with fine lines and wrinkles, it can treat close to the eye area successfully and comfortably, and it can cover large treatment areas for an overall skin tightening, rejuvenation and plumping.

Aquagold ® finetouch ™ can be used to treat areas such as the face, around the eyes, around the mouth, neck, chest and back of the hands. There is no dragging or micro tears made to the skin, this reduces the chance of bleeding and excess redness after the procedure.

Why is Aquagold ® finetouch ™ so good? 

Your skin is a super tough barrier whose job is to keep things out. Other needling techniques such as derma-rollers create micro-holes to which you then apply your serums, but because your skin is so efficient these holes can sometimes already have begun to heal before you can add your topical creams. Aquagold ® finetouch ™ however, delivers the ingredients into the skin as the micro-holes are created and before the skin begins to close and heal.

Is there any downtime?

Some people may experience mild redness for a few minutes to an hour after treatment.

When should I have Aquagold ® finetouch ™?

This can be part of your monthly skin care routine or as a pre-event skin prep 1 week to a couple of days before the event. You can have Aquagold ® finetouch ™ as often as every 4 weeks or as and when you want a skin boost!

Aquagold ® finetouch ™ can:

  • Smooth skin texture / tone with dermal micro-hyaluronic gel
  • Shrink enlarged pores with micro-Botox
  • Reduce sebum production in oily skin and T zones
  • Improve superficial acne scarring
  • Enhance laser treatments with micro-serums containing growth factors and vitamins
  • Brighten and whiten skin with micro-pigment reducers
  • Offer a painless procedure with minimal short-term redness

As well as the above, Aquagold ® finetouch ™ targets dryness, tone, texture, boost hydration and luminosity for a glow that lasts up to 4 weeks. Ideal as a pre-event skin prep for brides-to-be, parties or red carpet events, making it a celebrity favourite:

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels use acid (there are different types) to break down the top layer, or layers, of skin to help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

What can you expect?

The ‘Superficial Peel’: These are the mildest of the bunch, as they require little downtime. You may experience some redness for 20 minutes to half an hour afterward, and you may experience some dryness or flaking over the course of a few days, but otherwise, you can get back to business as usual. Typical acids used in superficial peels include glycolic, salicylic, kojic acid and malic acid. Superficial peels are good for treating fine lines and wrinkles, large pores and dark spots, and to help tighten the skin.

The ‘Medium Depth Peel’: generally use trichloroacetic acid at concentrations of 35 percent or less. These types of peels usually use a pure form of the acid that isn’t neutralized, so this treatment is only available with medically trained professionals, like Dr Tara. Medium-depth peels can help treat skin that has a significant amount of photodamage, sun spots, mild to moderate acne scars, wrinkly skin under the eyes or dark circles. The recovery period is five to seven days. The skin is left raw and red, and needs to be constantly covered with ointment, though it shouldn’t be painful.

The ‘Deep Peel’: targets more serious skin issues such as severe acne scars, excessive sun damage or looseness of the skin, also uses trichloroacetic acid, though at concentrations starting at 50 percent to 70 percent, or phenol acid. Deep-depth peels may not be suitable for those with darker skin tones, as they could result in scarring or hypopigmentation. Typical downtime is about seven to 10 days, but could even last two weeks.

Results will vary, and the correct course of treatment for your skin type and needs will be determined at an initial consultation with Dr Tara, please click here to book your initial consultation and Dr Tara will advise you on the day of your consultation how to book in for your decided course of treatment.

Lipofirm – What is it? How does it work?

We are very excited to now be offering Lipofirm at Enhance By Tara! We have two advanced Lipofirm Pro practitioners Lottie and Becky who are fully trained and insured in carrying out advanced skin treatments such as Lipofirm. Please select either Becky or Lottie on the booking system to book your most convenient appointment.

How does the Lipofirm PRO treatment work?

This, triple action fat reduction system consists of radiofrequency skin tightening which is achieved by a deep volumetric heating of the skin, combined with a muscle contraction process as well as an external mechanical force, which together offers more effective long term body shaping. Results can be seen after one treatment, though a planned course, over a matter of weeks is recommended for optimum results.

How does it work on the body?

This treatment uses a triple action mechanism that simultaneously:

  • Releases fat using proven Radio-Frequency energy. The radio-frequency heats the fat cells and causes them to secrete liquid fat.
  • Removes the released fat naturally using a patented lymphatic drainage mechanism.
  • Reshapes the skin by applying radio-frequency energy that causes immediate collagen contraction and long term collagen rejuvenation.

Images our own with Lottie at Enhance By Tara

How does it work on the face?

Trilipo radio-frequency energy heats the skin and causes collagen fibres to contract. This contraction results in immediate skin tightening and improved skin texture. In parallel, the heating triggers fibroblast cells to produce new collagen. This collagen provides the skin with renewed firmness and flexibility.

In addition, Trilipo Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA) technology stimulates and tones the muscle beneath the skin delivering a non-invasive face lifting effect.

This treatment is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and scars as well as restore firmness and smoothness to the skin.

The full benefits of Lipofirm PRO include:

  • Inch loss
  • Body sculpting
  • Skin tightening
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Stretch mark improvement
  • Facial lifting and sculpting
  • Wrinkles and fine line reduction
  • Ageing skin prevent

How many sessions will I need?

Results vary from person to person, we cannot guarantee results due to a range of factors such as diet, exercise and metabolism and we do not advertise Lipofirm as a miracle fix! You can achieve amazing results that really help along your fitness and body journey, but a healthy lifestyle must be maintained along with treatment. A course of 4-8 sessions is ideal each session spaced 7-10 days apart.

How much does it cost?

You can find the full price list for Lipofirm here.

If you have any questions about Lipofirm and if it could work for you get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

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