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Dr Hayley's Journey To 50: Unveiling The '50 & Fabulous' Glow

Over the past few weeks, Dr. Hayley has undergone a series of treatments at The Courtyard aimed at boosting her confidence as she approaches her 50th birthday. You've been following her journey from the beginning through our episode series featured on our social media platforms.

Now, it's time to delve into the treatments she received and the effects they've had on her skin and her confidence. In this comprehensive breakdown of treatments featured in the 50 & Fabulous series, you can decide if they are treatments that could help you feel great too!

EPISODE ONE: Diolaze XL Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Hayley opted for laser hair removal using Diolaze XL to address unwanted hair growth. This advanced laser technology targets hair follicles, delivering efficient and long-lasting results

The Diolaze XL treatment provided Dr. Hayley with smooth and hair-free skin, enhancing her overall confidence and comfort.

"Why have I neglected my unwanted hair for so long?!

It’s so easy to treat with laser - quick, painless and utterly brilliant. The treatment has been effective and I have enjoyed not having to reach for the razor anymore.

I’m ready to grab that bikini!"

The number of sessions differs depending on your hair colour, hair type, body area & skin tone. A personalised plan is created for you at your initial consultation to understand how many treatments are required.

EPISODE TWO: Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Skin Booster Profhilo

Dr. Hayley continued her quest for rejuvenation with Profhilo and Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox). Profhilo utilises hyaluronic acid to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin, promoting collagen and elastin production for a more youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections work by calming the muscles responsible for facial movements, thereby reducing the formation of lines and wrinkles.

Following her Profhilo and Anti-wrinkle treatment, Dr. Hayley experienced improved skin hydration, smoothness, firmness, and overall radiance, helping her to look and feel her best at 50.

"These injections are my absolute favourite. I love to smooth out a few well earned lines and wrinkles in my face, lift my eyebrows and open up my eye area to create a more rested and youthful appearance. The glow that I can achieve from Profhilo is really special and well worth the stinging sensation of the injections! I have these injections every 4-6 months to keep me looking and feeling fresh."

In just two sessions of Profhilo you will see improved skin tone, texture, hydration and radiance as well as an increase in firmness and elasticity, leaving you with a healthier, younger-looking skin. 

Anti-wrinkle injections take up to 2 weeks to fully set in and results last 3-4 months.

EPISODE THREE: Morpheus 8 Skin Tightening

For her third treatment, Dr. Hayley chose Morpheus 8, a cutting-edge radiofrequency micro needling device. This non-invasive procedure targets fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, promoting collagen production and improving skin texture.

Following Morpheus 8, Dr. Hayley experienced noticeable improvements in skin tightness and firmness, achieving a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

"Heaven sent treatment for my crepey loose neck skin. I love the hydration profhilo gives me in my neck, but I also need that additional skin tightening that Morpheus 8 provides. After my initial course of 3 treatments, I have an annual top up. Highly recommend this for all ageing ladies who are seeing some heaviness and laxity in the lower face and neck. Goodbye turkey necks!"

Morpheus 8 is not only just for the face, this unique device can give superb results in other body areas that would benefit from sub-dermal renewal, tightening and remodelling.

EPISODE FOUR: Polynucleotides

For her fourth treatment, Dr. Hayley received polynucleotides in her undereye area to target fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness to brighten and rejuvenate the delicate under-eye area.


Polynucleotides have hydrating properties that help to replenish moisture in the skin, reducing the appearance of dryness and dehydration lines under the eyes. It can promote collagen synthesis, leading to improved skin elasticity and firmness. This helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the under-eye area. It can also aid in brightening the skin by reducing pigmentation and dark circles under the eyes, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion.

"The breakthrough treatment of 2023 has shown itself to be really helpful for me in my under eye area. A truly clever regenerative treatment that stimulates your own cells to behave in a more efficient, youthful way. I love the whole principle of this. Genuinely turning back the clock with this one! My dark circles and under eye lines and wrinkles are less after this treatment. I’ve had this one in my neck in the past and will definitely be reaching for it again over the next 12 months.'


In this episode, Dr. Hayley emphasised the significance of maintaining an exceptional home skincare regimen to enhance results and effectively care for the skin in between professional treatments.

"Every single day I treat my skin to ZO professional grade skin products. Before I started my aesthetic career, I didn’t do much more than use micellar  water and throw on a cheap moisturiser. I cringe about that now! Taking a few minutes each day is 100% worth the effort. I am often told I look younger now than when I was 40, and I put a lot of this down to ZO. My skin is smoother, plumper and more radiant now. Clients can’t believe the difference in their skin after only a few weeks of use of this range. Get the basics right here and you will never regret it. I always say don’t spend a lot of money on expensive treatments and then neglect your skin at home. A good skin care routine pays dividends and USE AN SPF EVERY DAY - It’s the most important step to do if you care about your skin!"

At The Courtyard Aesthetic Clinic, we stock the full ZO Skin Health range to target a wide variety of skin concerns and skin types.

Addtional treatments Dr. Hayley would recommend to clients for the ultimate skin glow up...


Delivering six amazing facials in one incredible treatment! With its industry-leading Vortex technology, Hydrafacial is considered by aesthetic practitioners to be the very best facial on the market today - delivering outstanding results for all skin types and ages.  The equipment works by exfoliating your skin, removing impurities and then hydrating it with unique blends of nourishing super serums. Treatment will soften fine lines and wrinkles, boost elasticity and firmness, improve oily and congested skin and reduce enlarged pores.  

"I had planned to have a Hydrafacial just before my birthday as the cherry on top for my skin, but time has run away with me and we have been super busy (did anyone tell you, we won an award?!) This treat is waiting for me when I return after my short break, to give me that additional boost! This is more than just a facial. Genuine results every time. Love it."

We have a range of different levels of Hydrafacial at The Courtyard, making your treatment completely tailored to you and your skin needs.

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments designed to add volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours. Composed of hyaluronic acid, they are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume, and rejuvenate the skin. Dermal fillers can address common concerns like fine lines, deep wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and thin lips, providing natural-looking results with minimal downtime.

"I am a big fan of the natural look, but I don’t want to embrace ageing sunken cheeks and lower face heaviness. I have a yearly cheek filler and a small amount in the angle of my jaw as a non-surgical facelift. I am not due for another few months so resisted the temptation of having it done early for my birthday. Rest assured I will share this with you in the early summer. A small amount goes a long way here and no one ever suspects I have fillers! The secret is out!"

For any further information on any of the treatments mentioned, you can book a FREE consultation with Dr. Hayley to discuss more!

Final words from Dr. Hayley about turning 50...

I have approached this landmark age with a real mixture of feelings! On the one hand it seems as if my life has peaked and I am on the downward slope - kids have left home, menopause has kicked in, physical limitations are revealing themselves, but then I give myself a big kick up the backside (or more politely, shake!) and tell myself how lucky I am to be here. I have managed to achieve a great deal in these 5 decades. A career in General Practice for 16 years and then an enlightened change of direction culminating in the formation of this wonderful aesthetic clinic. I feel so grateful I am in good health, have a fabulous family and great friends and am surrounded by the most hardworking, fun team that are as invested in the clinic as I am. Every day I honestly love going to work, walking into our beautiful space and enjoying the company of our clients, many of whom I consider my friends. 

I battle with anxieties and insecurities as much as the next person, and on some days it seems like I am juggling too much. I suspect that is the experience of most of us these days! So every time I feel like this, I try to relax, trust in myself and my team and keep moving forward. A run with my trusted dog and a G&T also help! I am determined to stay focused on the positive and enjoy the little things that give me joy. Sharing these things with people I love is the most rewarding thing and I am committed to live life to the full, after all , I’m only 50, not 100!!!


Photography: Stephanie Mackrill

Outfits: The Italian Touch

Makeup: Style Sisters

Venue: The Terrace

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