Turning 30 in January was a real game changer for me.  Since reaching this new decade I’ve decided to embrace my strengths and let go of my flaws.  The insecurities I carried around with me like mammoth weights during my teens and 20s have finally begun to melt away.

So, it would beg the question, why I have chosen to embark on a cosmetic journey with PhiClinic on Harley Street now?  Over the next few months, I will be undergoing a series of treatments ranging from peels to skin tightening to filler and Botox.



I cannot speak for every woman who undergoes any beauty procedure, whether it be threading their eyebrows or having rhinoplasty, as each decision process is personal and unique.  However, I can share my reasons.

I’m not doing it because I want to look prettier or gain approval from others when it comes to my appearance.  Instead, I’m doing it for me.  I simply want to be the best possible version of myself.  I see this journey to happier and healthier skin as a celebration of being “me”, rather than a need to “improve me”.

I really hope this doesn’t come across as arrogant but I think it’s important to stress having procedures such as peels, Botox or fillers, doesn’t need to be shrouded with negativity.



Last week, I officially began my journey to better and happier skin with PhiClinic.  PhiClinic was initially recommended to me by a friend.  I booked a consultation appointment with Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Sam and immediately knew this was the clinic for me.  The level of expertise, knowledge and consideration was a massive pull.

My number one priority was I felt like I was in safe hands and I certainly do at PhiClinic.



The first step on this journey is to tackle my congested skin.  I have suffered from problematic skin since I hit my teens. Thankfully the angry spots disappeared in my mid-20s but the enlarged pores and congestion has continued to rage on.  Sam recommended a Silk Peel to help extract the impurities and tackle my uneven skin texture.



A Silk Peel is an intense exfoliation done with a diamond-tipped handheld microdermabrasion device which simultaneously infuses topical serums into skin to improve its health and achieve a natural glow.

The overall sensation of the Silk Peel is a mixture of suction and sandpaper.  Although it’s scratchy, it doesn’t hurt.  Plus, the immediate infusion of serum feels soothing and hydrating.



Once the microdermabrasion element was completed, Sam put me under a red and blue LED lamp to soothe the skin.

The overall procedure takes around 45 mins.  There’s absolutely no downtime and I left looking seriously glow-y!  The only thing I did notice was my skin felt a little sensitive and in need of some hydration that evening but by the next day, it was completely back to normal.

If you have an event this is an ideal quick fix or if you’re looking to improve your overall skin texture, it’s recommended to do a Silk Peel every two weeks.  I’m planning on doing a couple more myself, so I’ll keep you updated on the progress and any improvements.



I will be sharing every step of my journey to better skin either here on the blog, over on my Instagram Stories and on YouTube (the channel is launching in November!).

If you’re interested in any particular procedures and would like to know more information about it, let me know and I will try to answer any questions you have.

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress, Snapchat thatnewdress and Depop @dominiquew





    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      I have lots planned! Stayed posted, hehe xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Ahhh it was so amazing! I’m obsessed with silk peels now xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      That’s so kind, thank you so much! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      It is! I think it will be a long one xx

  1. Lovely Amusan September 27, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I will be following this very closely as I want to find out about your experience and also which product and equipments are safe. I have had laser hair removal done and its the best thing I did. Thanks for sharing.


    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I will be sharing more of my journey across the blog and YouTube, so watch this space hun! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Aww that’s great to hear, thank you xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      The results were amazing! I will be sharing the final results after a course of 3 xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      It’s soooo good! I definitely recommend xx

  2. mercy September 28, 2018 / 3:21 am

    Don’t be wary at all on what your readers would say about doing these self-care procedures. I used to do most of these from microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, micro needling and I loved it every time. It’s good to take care of your skin when you are young to give time to heal and achieve the results that you want. It also helps you look after yourself more. I like to follow and support you in this journey. It’s good for me to know as well the current trends and machines used in your part of the world.

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! You are so right, not to listen to judgement, it’s all about doing what is right for you xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      You’re so right, it was a total treat! xx

  3. Carmen September 29, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Oh that sounds so interesting – I am sure this was a very exciting experience Dominique! And I am already curious for how your skin will improve 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Me too! I will be sharing the full results after I’ve finished a full course, so watch this space! xx

  4. Bambi September 30, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    I need to finally set na appointment for some beauty procedures like microdermabrassion – I used to go from time to time as a teenager but in my 20’s I’m just too lazy, only from time to time I have to go to a clinic to remove some changes on my skin made by sun to make them less visible and prevent some cancer changes.

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      I loved having a silk peel, the results were so amazing! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post doll xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:22 pm

      Me too, you can’t beat a good pamper session! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:22 pm

      I really enjoyed it, it was great and amazing results! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Awww that’s great to hear! I will be sharing more post about my skincare journey very soon xx

  5. yuka October 1, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I think it’s great you decided to try this, so many people are quick to judge but whatever makes you happy! I’ve definitely thought about looking into a few things myself lol

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      I hear you hun! We just need to do us and whatever makes us feel good (as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else!) xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      IT was amazing, the results are insanely good! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      It was! I highly recommend xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Hope you enjoyed the post hun! xx

  6. Pentene October 2, 2018 / 3:39 am

    I would love to see what your skin looked like afterward. I love microdermabrasion treatments because of how it makes your skin feel and look. Thanks for sharing your experience.


    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      I am going to do a follow up post after I’ve finished the full course, watch this space! xx

  7. Didier October 2, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    OMG I want to give this a try! A friend of mine did it here in Toronto and her skin looks SO GOOD now!


    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      It’s uh-mazing! Can’t recommend it enough! xx

  8. toyas tales October 2, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I have had a chemical peel before and loved the results but I have never tried a silk peel. I have enlarged pores and congested skin too so I’m going to have to see if they offer this in my area.

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      I highly suggest looking into it, the results are out of this world! xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      PhiClinic is amazing. They listen to your problems and work out non intrusive ways to fix them xx

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Absolutely, a little bit of pampering is a good thing! xx

  9. Geniussr October 12, 2018 / 1:12 am

    That silk peel procedure sounds so interesting and effective… Phi clinic looks well equipped and professional…love that post… thanks for sharing…❤️

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      It is amazing! I’m obsessed with it and the fabulous results xx

  10. Susie October 18, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Oh wow I have never had one of these before!! Sounds interesting!

    • thatnewd October 29, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      It’s fantastic, I really recommend! xx

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