Uvence represents the next generation in all-natural, on-demand cosmetic tools for skin rejuvenation. But how did it all begin?
In today’s blog, CEO of Uvence, Reece Tomlinson, discusses how the idea for Uvence came about, and answers a couple of questions about how the pandemic has influenced the need for Uvence and plans for the future.
How the idea for Uvence come about?
Myself and the founding members of Uvence came up with the idea for the treatment after spending a lot of time with some of the leading plastic surgeons, and learning what they believe will be the future of the industry.
My background in cosmetics is fairly extensive – I am currently the CEO of several cosmetic companies, such as Intraline, and have led companies to the Profit 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in Canada on three occasions. Uvence’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Olivier Amar, has been a leading plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon in the UK and France for over a decade, specializing in minimally invasive techniques to restore, revive and replenish the skin. Finally, Uvence’s Chairman, Dr. Chris Donegan, is a Ph.D Biochemist and global expert in Intellectual Property.
Having understood that natural, personalised and minimally invasive treatments are the future of the beauty and wellness industry, we put our heads together to figure out how take the cutting edge, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and create a rejuvenative treatment that can be scaled to clinics everywhere. That’s how Uvence was born!
How has the need for Uvence evolved during the pandemic?
Uvence’s independent research recently discovered that over a third of people in Britain have reported that the stress and lifestyle changes brought about by the pandemic are causing clear signs of premature ageing, whilst around 6 million people feel they have aged at least 5 years since the start of lockdown.
This goes some lengths to explain the ‘Zoom Boom’, which has seen many clinics, including the Cadogan Clinic in London, experience a 100% increase in booked treatments vs this time last year, with many patients attributing their desire for cosmetic treatments to hours spent staring into screens and Zoom video conferencing drawing attention to their tired and stressed appearance.
With this in mind, over 6 million people say that they are considering cosmetic treatments to boost their appearance and combat ageing, but are put off by the notion of introducing synthetic substances and potentially dangerous chemicals into their bodies.
Uvence’s 100% natural approach to minimally invasive cosmetic treatments answers the call for a natural, long lasting solution for skincare and combatting ageing, and has developed an extensive waiting list since clinics were able to open following the most restrictive period of lockdown.
What can we hope to see from Uvence in the future?
Uvence is currently available in a selection of clinics in London and southern England, and we have built up an extensive waiting list for our procedure. We are currently working on developing extensive laboratories and additional storage facilities for our patients’ ‘Super Enriched Tissue’, which will allow us to purify, process, store and deliver our service to more clinics across the UK.
In the next two to three years, we are looking to expand into over 40 clinics across the UK, opening up our rejuvenative treatment to clinics, doctors and patients across the country.