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Treatments


Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin type A: Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture) is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It can be used to treat all wrinkles and for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Cellulite Treatment (Mechanical Massage)

Cellulite is often referred to as looking like “orange peel” on the skin. Endermologie® is the world’s first patented mechanical cellulite treatment technology to be approved by the FDA.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural, man-made or synthetic materials that have been developed for injection into the skin and lips; including hyaluronic acid.

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Unlike ablative and non-ablative lasers Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (Fractional Photothermolysis) only damages small zones within a target area, causing fractional trauma and quicker recovery.

Laser and IPL Hair Removal

Many different types of Laser and IPL, or LHE devices have been developed to remove body hair to a significant degree. This section contains more info on treatment cost, side effects and UK clinics.

Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light Heat Energy (LHE) and Light Emitting Diode (LED)technologies have been developed to treat a variety of skin problems including sun damage effects and wrinkles.

Laser and IPL Treatment Pigmented/Vascular Problems

Laser and light technologies have been developed to treat people with a variety of different skin problems including pigmented (skin colour, birthmark) and vascular (vein) problems.

Laser Lipolysis

Laser Lipolysis, currently available using mainly the Smartlipo laser, is a minimally invasive way of removing small localised fat deposits which are resistant to diet or exercise

Light Treatment for Active Acne

Until recently, topical preparations and oral medications, including antibiotics, have been used almost exclusively to combat acne. Now laser & light-based technologies and photodynamic therapy had been shown to improve acne.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion helps improve the texture and appearance of the skin using a stream of fine micro particles which partially removes the outermost layer of the skin and stimulates new cell growth.

Micropigmentation (Semi Permanent Make-Up)

The specialist techniques used to create semi-permanent make-up are often referred to as micropigmentation and provide an alternative to cosmetic pencils applied to the eyebrows, eyelids and lips.

Radiofrequency For Cellulite & Fat

RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.

Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy was developed for treating varicose veins. Microsclerotherapy is a technique of injecting thread veins with a sclerosant that causes swelling in the vein’s wall which destroys it.

Specialist Skin Creams

There are many hundreds of different types of cosmeceutical skin care products on the market today that contain active ingredients and claim they can improve wrinkles and the appearance of ageing.

Sunscreen

SPF, UVA, UVB? All too confusing? Dermatologists recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum (covering a wide range of wavelengths) UVA and UVB sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Ultrasonic Body Contouring

Ultrasonic Body Contouring, available in the UK using the Ultrashape® and LipoSonix® devices, is the latest, minimally invasive way of effectively removing excess fat cells from the abdomen, thighs & flanks.

Conditions


Acne

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles.

Body Contouring

The term `body contouring` refers to a range of procedures that encompass size and weight reduction, as well as re-shaping of certain areas of the body, in some cases following massive weight loss where excess skin is a problem.

Cellulite

Cellulite is the name given to the lumpy, irregular fat deposits often found around the hips, buttocks and upper leg areas. There are many different treatments that have been claimed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Complexion Improvement, Skin Texture Concerns

Commonly concerns are focussed on changes in the skin and ones complexion that occur as we age. Skin specialists now believe that most of the changes that we see in our skin as we grow older are due to the sun (sometimes referred to as "photodamage").

Facial Skin Tightening, Sagging Skin and Jowls

The concept of facial skin tightening refers to cosmetic procedures which seek to cause contraction in the tissues to effectively tighten them up or which involve a lifting technique often accompanied by the removal of excess skin.

Hair Removal ( Hirsutism )

Permanent hair removal has only been clinically proven and demonstrated for methods using electrolysis. Several lasers and light based machines have demonstrated permanent hair reduction and are allowed to make this claim.

Lines and Wrinkles

The signs of ageing on a person’s face start to show as early as the end of the second or the beginning of the third decade of a persons life. At first, fine lines start to form between the nose and the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead.

Lip Volumising and Shaping

Lip augmentation, volumising, shaping or enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which uses various materials to plump out and re-shape the lips.

Scarring ( Acne, Keloid, Atrophic Scars )

Scarring can affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem, particularly when the scars are on the face. Depending on the type of scar and the way an individual heals there are a variety of options for improving the appearance of scarring.

Thread Veins or Spider Veins

A variety of options, including using heat generating technologies such as light and electrical currents have been developed to treat thread veins, also called spider or broken veins.

Products


Botox

Botox, the injection of botulinum toxin type A for frown lines and wrinkles. Learn more about Botox ® side effects and costs.

CoolSculpting ®

CoolSculpting® is a cryolipolysis (cryolysis), or fat freezing device, and concept trademarked by Zeltiq Aesthetics Ltd used to reduce fat in specific areas of the body, such as on the abdomen, back, thighs, hips, legs, arms and chin.

Dysport ®

Dysport, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990's and has licences in 67 countries worldwide including the United Kingdom and many European markets.

Fraxel™

The Fraxel™ SR machine was launched in the USA at the end of 2004. The current Fraxel range includes three fractional lasers - two for non-ablative treatments and one for ablative treatment; Fraxel Re:fine™, Re:store™ (also available as Re:store Dual) and Re:pair™.

iS Clinical

iS Clinical® is the exclusive, cosmeceutical skincare range created by INNOVATIVE SKINCARE which uses state of the art technology and pharmaceutical grade botanical ingredients to target and treat acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema, rosacea, as well as the signs of ageing.

Juvéderm ® ULTRA

Juvéderm® ULTRA and Juvéderm® ULTRA Smile is an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler with local anaesthetic, manufactured by Allergan; the makers of Botox® / Vistabel®.

Juvéderm ® VOLUMA

Juvéderm® VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used for recontouring and restoring the face in the case of age-releated volume loss in the cheek bone and chin regions. According to the makers, it delivers dramatic improvement in tissue quality, even in challenging areas, and is complementary to other aesthetic treatments and dermal filler procedures.

LipoSonix ®

LipoSonix® is designed to non-invasively deliver focused, high intensity ultrasound energy directly into targeted fat cells to treat small areas of stubborn fat in the thighs, back, buttocks & abdomen

Microneedle Therapy System - MTS-Roller™

The Microneedle Therapy System or MTS-Roller™ is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling.

Obagi Blue Peel

Blue Peel significantly improves skin tightness and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores and hyperpigmentation.

Pellevé ™

The Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction System precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue using advanced radiowave technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. The result is noticeable improvement in skin quality and appearance.

Restylane ® (inc Emervel Collection)

The Restylane range consists of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers incorporating the EMERVEL collection (Lyft (Perlane), Refyne, Fynesse, Volyme, Kysse, Defyne), all specifically designed for injection into the face.

Restylane ® Skinboosters (Vital & Vital Light)

RESTYLANE Skinboosters (Restylane Vital and Restylane Vital Light) are a Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA) gel aimed at a whole new approach to skin rejuvenation for the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

SculpSure

SculpSure, developed by Cynosure offers non-invasive lipolysis (fat reduction) of the abdomen and flanks. It uses state of the art technology called hyperthermic laser treatment.

Sculptra ®

Sculptra (Formerly New-Fill) is a tissue stimulator and is used more as a sculpting and volumising agent rather than just a wrinkle filler. Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid.

Skinceuticals Gel Peel

SkinCeuticals Gel Peel is ideal for those people who want to prep their skin prior to a more invasive peel. They can help to treat acne, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage and ageing skin.

Smartlipo ®

The Smart Lipo device from the Italian company Deka uses a 1064 nm Nd:YAG pulsed laser system to break down fat by laser-assisted liposculpture or laser lipolysis (Laserlipolisi) treatment.

Thermage ®

The Thermage™ system is a mono-polar (one electrode) radiofrequency device that delivers radiofrequency energy deep into dermal tissues for facial skin tightening, body contouring and improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

Vistabel ®

With dosing specific to treat glabellar (frown) lines, Botox, botulinum toxin is also marketed for cosmetic use in the UK under the brand name Vistabel®.

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