“In Conversation” is a series which offers advice and knowledge from trained professionals within the beauty industry. Delving deeper into the journey of Aestheticians and Dermatologists is the aim, alongside this delivering knowledge and highlighting noteworthy individuals who are sparking conversations and pushing boundaries is also a focus of ours here at PF. The series was curated for the Paradise Files community to learn and discover from real skin experts.
Introducing Dr. Krystyna Wilczynski, a Cosmetic Dental Surgeon and Facial Aesthetician. Krystyna has a vast amount of training that makes her the skin connoisseur she is today. As a member of The British Dental Associate, The Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery and the International Team for Implantology she has prominently placed herself within the beauty industry. With her in-depth knowledge of dental and facial anatomy, Krystyna now delivers bespoke services to her clients through an aesthetics eye. Krystyna shares with PF her most sought after skin treatments, her philosophy behind aesthetics and more.
“I’m incredibly interested in all things beauty and it seemed the perfect way to harmonise my scientific medical skills with my aesthetics eye.”— Dr Krystyna Wilcyznski.
Tell us about your journey as an aesthetician, how did it begin?
Being a qualified dentist, I have always been interested in anatomy and science! My Mother (who is my biggest inspiration and also a dentist) went to an aesthetics course in NYC many years ago to learn about how to administer Botox and fillers. This was a very bold and interesting decision, as not many dentists here were known for their aesthetics abilities. I followed suit, as I’m incredibly interested in all things beauty and it seemed the perfect way to harmonise my scientific medical skills with my aesthetics eye! I’ve never looked back!
What is your first beauty memory?
Trying on make-up testers as Superdrug… Thinking I knew what I was doing. I didn’t!
What is your overall philosophy on skin?
Consistency is key! Whatever you use – whether it be cosmeceutical, drug store bought or home remedies – be consistent with it for results!
What is the one product you wouldn’t go a day without?
Cleanser. I use La Roche Posay and I cannot start or end my day without a clean face!
Talk us through your day skincare regime?
I begin with cleansing the skin and follow up by applying a Hyaluronic Acid serum. I’m currently loving VERSO Hydration Serum! I also always make sure I leave the house wearing SPF, which is so important to protect my skin, even if its cloudy! I also take Protocol Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid supplements each day.
I always double cleanse at night to remove all my makeup and any impurities from the day. Again, I will use a hyaluronic acid serum and a retinol, such as The Ordinary.
What is the one product you love to splurge on?
I have so many, but I recently have fallen in love with Skin Better. Their ‘even tone correcting serum’ is divine!
What is your favourite sunscreen?
Heliocare SPF 50. It smells great and is so light weight, it doesn’t clog the skin.
What skincare ingredient do you think everyone should be using?
Hyaluronic Acid! I’m obsessed. Not only does it hydrate the skin, it also improves skin elasticity and tone! Winner!
How often should people switch their skincare products, or should you stick to what works?
This is difficult to answer, as it really depends on each individuals skin type. However, I do believe that you should switch up your skincare based on the seasons e.g. richer creams/moisturisers in winter and lightweight in summer. SPF always though – winter or summer!
What is the most popular treatment that people ask you for?
Botox – to smooth out their wrinkles. I am, however, educating my clients on the value of skin booster injections (e.g. Profhilo) which is better long term then over relaxing the muscles too much with anti-wrinkle injections.
What is the one facial treatment you personally couldn’t live without?
Environ facial by my skin specialist! This is a bespoke facial which introduces vitamin A to the skin.
How often do you think people should get facials?
Again, this depends on the persons skin type, what type of facial they are having and money always plays a part! For example, when I offer Profhilo treatments, I recommend a course of 2-3 every 4-6 weeks and then a top up every 6-9 months. Profhilo is an injectable skin booster (consider it an injectable facial) using Hyaluronic Acid. It is a collagen bio remodelling treatment, which means once injected, it can remodel and restructure the elastic fibres in the skin. This evens out skin tone, hydrates skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and provides an overall glow to the skin.
What do you recommend for a girl that doesn’t have access to an aesthetician?
Definitely avoid sun damage/sun beds to keep the skin looking youthful and refreshed and always wear SPF. Opt for hyaluronic acid serums, as well as collagen supplements. I personally love Protocol, as these really help with the skin elasticity and are natural, helping the skin from within.