The Hollywood Facial – Quick Skin Rejuvenation


I had another very pleasant visit to my favourite beauty clinic a couple of weeks ago. Bodyvie. This time for a different treatment from last year. The Hollywood facial. Have you heard of it? Or tried it?

I was over the moon with my last course of treatments at Bodyvie. Radiofrequency really does the job when it comes to anti-ageing. You can read about the treatment here



The Hollywood facial at Bodyvie.The results were quick and so effective


The staff at Bodyvie are amazing. Nothing is too much trouble and you can ask questions about any type of treatment and they will go through and explain everything with you. The Hollywood facial doesn’t require any downtime at all. It takes around 45 minutes to perform this treatment and it’s amazing what can be done to your skin in such a short space of time.

The Hollywood facial. Let me take you through the steps to rejuvenated skin



I say that you can ask anything about skincare, but you are asked questions too. Any health issues or queries regarding your skin is asked. The staff at Bodyvie know how sensitive I am and a patch test was done prior to me having this treatment. All was fine.

A quick cleanse and an examination of my skin, I laid on the bed ready to be relaxed. It’s one of the few times I switch off from the world totally!



Cotton pads and protective eyewear are applied throughout the treatment. Ready for the first of the three stages of the Hollywood facial.

First up is a laser that creates a high-intensity pulsed beam light. This helps with pigmentation and stimulates Collagen. It is a heating device but it didn’t feel uncomfortable. It makes a noise like a cap gun! Zapping away all that badness! I could feel a little tingling, it didn’t stop me from relaxing.



Step 2  – A Carbon Peel



A Carbon peel is applied (this is what I had the patch test for) An organic detoxifying and potent antioxidant mask. The carbon paste absorbs dirt from the pores of the skin and exfoliates.



Now, this part reminds me of those toy cards with the man that needed a shave and you used a magnet to remove the beard! Remember them?

The laser is glided above the carbon mask and as the laser glides it disintegrates the carbon.  Taking away all the dirt and heating underlying collagen, plumping up the skin. I will be including a video of my treatment on Sunday, so please do pop by and take a look at this post again.

There is also a film to watch on the Bodyvie webpage and this treatment is explained in more depth. All the other treatments are interesting to read about too. Please take a look here.


Last stage of treatment – IPL


The final stage of the treatment. A gel applied and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is applied. This treatment is great for thread veins and acne scarring or rosacea. I still have a spot on my nose (broken vein) that is proving very hard to shift. I also have a lot of thread veins around my nose, so the machine was applied here too to cure those.

It works by a wavelength which is easily absorbed by the blood in veins and superficial pigment which causes veins to break up into smaller particles which are easily filtered away.

IPL also has an antibacterial effect on acne by heating up surrounding tissue and stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The overall effect leaves skin, clean, refreshed, brighter and glowing. The perfect primer before any big event.

The result

After the treatment, my skin was a little red, although I couldn’t feel any tenderness at all. The redness went down after about an hour and I put my make up on. No one would have known the treatment had been done.

I did, however, notice how clean my skin felt and the vein lines around my nose have really faded. I also noticed a difference over the next few days too. My skin was so much clearer and the plumping up of the collagen really helped. A few people said how well I looked! It was noticeable. I noticed it, but when others notice, you know it’s been worthwhile.

A huge thank you to Bodyvie for my pick me up treatment. The Hollywood facial is great.



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  1. September 17, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I’m dropping back in with the #DreamTeam

  2. Amy - The Rolling Baby
    September 10, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I love that super clean feeling when you’ve had a thorough skin cleanse. This sounds like a really relaxing day out #dreamteam

    • laurie
      September 12, 2018 / 1:00 am

      It was actually quite relaxing. It’s a bit noisy but you get used to that. Plus the results far outway a little noise xx

  3. September 9, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    That sounds so good. I’m in need of a decent facial! Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

  4. September 9, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    This looked like a relaxing treatment, and your comment about the cards and the magnet with the bearded man made me laugh .. I remember that! I had a facial a few years ago at a Spa in Taos and would go for one again. 🙂
    jess xx

  5. September 9, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, do come back next week.

  6. September 9, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Sounds like a good treatment. Relaxing with noticeable results has got to be a win #blogstravaganza

  7. September 8, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    That looks amazing! I’ve never heard of this facial before. #DreamTeam

  8. September 7, 2018 / 9:30 am

    It sounds so good! I like the idea that other people notice. 😉
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  9. September 6, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Sounds so good and I bet wonderful after X #brilliantblogposts

  10. September 5, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I have only ever had one facial and I have to admit, I really didn’t enjoy it. This looks like a very relaxing treatment though, I like that there was no intense massage, that’s what I did not enjoy. I also remember those bearded face toys with the magnets, I loved them. haha.

    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Hi Anne. That’s such a shame that you’ve had a bad experience first hand. If you try a facial again, express your concerns, maybe a short gentle massage? I’ve never had an intense massage on my face! Maybe try somewhere different?
      Thank you so much for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 10:57 pm

      You must treat yourself Karen! A busy mum deserves some time out and pampering xx

  11. September 5, 2018 / 8:11 am

    I’ve tried IPL facials and they did wonders to my skin.
    Sadly, they’re expensive and I couldn’t afford them long term.


    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      I’ve had IPL too. Amazing! Get a piggy bank and start saving just for you Veronica! xx

  12. September 4, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    What a lovely treat and it is wonderful when others spontaneously notice. #DreamTeam

    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Yes Fiona. Nothing better than someone else spotting the difference. You know it works when that happens! xx

  13. jodie filogomo
    September 4, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    It’s amazing the advances they have made to make us look better without surgery!! I’m going to have to look into this!!

  14. September 3, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I would deffo do it if it gets rid of little thread veins – years of dog walks has given me a smattering. Would love to know how you get on in the future Laurie! xx

    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      I’ve just read your post-Suzanne! It was obviously way too hot for you! I had eight weeks of this treatment last year and I have to say it’s my favourite. It was a very warming treatment but not too hot! I hope you complained to the therapist? xx

  15. September 2, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Sounds like a rewarding experience. I’ve had facials and although they leave my skin feeling great, I haven’t noticed long term results. This facial sounds more intense and also the impact is greater. How often would you have to do it to keep the acne scars away?

    • laurie
      September 5, 2018 / 11:08 pm

      Hi Bojana. This treatment is recommended three times for ultimate results. Laser treatment alone can be good for acne scarring. I would look into that xx

  16. September 1, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Does the treatment clear thread veins forever, Laurie? My nose is plastered with the little devils! Hope you’re enjoying the after effects … and the compliments! Looking forward to your video. Hus, x.

    • laurie
      September 2, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      My thread veins don’t seem so red Mary. I’m sure there is less of them. However, this treatment is recommended to be done at least three times for maximum results. I have had a broken vein on my nose zapped twice now and it has disappeared yet has returned. It just takes as many goes with the laser until it’s gone I guess. I have faith that it will be gone at some point.
      I will get back to you over time to let you know if the thread veins on my nose come back to haunt me! xx

  17. Naila khan
    September 1, 2018 / 9:01 am

    It’s great when people notice, that’s the real result tester. Have you any pictures of before and after treatment?

    • laurie
      September 2, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      No! I’m sorry but I don’t. I wish that I had. Thank you for stopping by for a read xx

  18. September 1, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Sounds good!

    • laurie
      September 2, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      It was good Nancy. I love days like this xx

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