Over the past few weeks, the Gritty Pretty team have put their bodies on the line testing out some of the most curious beauty treatments out there.
Think laser facials (lasers!), intravenous vitamin drips (needles!) and spirulina body wraps (green stuff!); procedures that generally strike fear into people but also generate a whole lot of fascination. They’re the treatments you’ve heard about – maybe even considered – but aren’t quite sure what’s involved.
For this I went to one of the country’s best, Melanie Grant. Her treatments are bespoke, meaning she carefully assesses your skin type and modifies the laser settings or ‘modalities’ to suit. I’ve got Asian skin, which she explains is one of the more ‘at risk’ or sensitive types (same goes for darker-skinned women) so we go with the lightest setting.