Anti-Obesity Medication (Slimming Pills) (Price: £200)
The need to achieve significant weight loss, due to obesity, is a growing problem. For those seeking medical intervention to help them through this journey, there are medically-led, anti-obesity solutions such as prescribed weight loss medication or slimming pills. These are available through private clinics.
Botulinum Toxin (Price: From £170)
Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
Chemical Peels (Price: From £60)
The use of chemical peels to soften and improve the appearance of skin dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Today, scientists have identified numerous forms of acid which can be used to treat skin.
Dermabrasion (Price: From £30)
Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure which aims to “resurface” the skin. It uses a machine to remove the outer layer of the skin or epidermis and then the top third part of the dermis of the skin.
Dermal Fillers (Price: From £180)
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.
Injectable Body Contouring (Price: £150)
Injectable Body Contouring currently available using Macrolane, is the first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our own bodies.
Injectable Tissue Stimulators (Price: £250)
Unlike dermal fillers which are aimed at mechanically filling wrinkles, folds and skin depressions, tissue stimulators are injectable products which cause a biological reaction in the tissue.
Intravenous (IV) Nutritional Therapy (Vitamin Drips) (Price: £150)
Intravenous or IV Nutritional Therapy delivers a controlled dose of electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into your body intravenously or directly into your bloodstream through your vein.
Laser and IPL Hair Removal (Price: £100)
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.
LED - Acne Treatment & Skin Rejuvenation (Price: From £30)
The use of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), red, yellow and blue light sources for the treatment of acne and for skin rejuvenation.
Light Treatment for Active Acne (Price: £30)
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.
Lipotherapy (Injection Lipolysis) (Price: £150)
Lipotherapy or Injection Lipolysis treatment involves the use of an injectable solution to break down stubborn areas of fat, which are then eliminated through the body`s own lymphatic system. Products include Aqualyx.
Medical Skin Needling (Price: £100)
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and Micro-Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Micro-Current Machines (Price: From £30)
Micro-current therapy has been available in the UK since the early 90s with the introduction of the CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) which is known as the original non-surgical face lift. It can also be used to treat other areas of the body, such as mild lifting of the breast.
Microdermabrasion (Price: Fro my £30)
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) (Price: £250)
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.
Non-Surgical Vulvo-Vaginal Rejuvenation (Price: £400)
The availability of non-surgical options for vulvo-vaginal rejuvenation to target both cosmetic and practical concerns such as labial remodelling of the outer vaginal lips, vaginal tightening for great sexual satisfaction, a reduction in vaginal dryness to ease discomfort and pain from sexual intercourse, or as a cure for stress urinary incontinence have expanded rapidly.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy (Price: £220)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the vampire facelift works on the basis that the bodys own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process .
Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy (Price: £150)
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 (Price: From £40)
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 (Price: £50)
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 (Price: £600)
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.
Ultrasonic Skin Tightening (Price: £600)
Ultrasonic skin tightening, introduced with a device called Ultherapy, is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an uplifted effect to the face and neck.
Carbon Laser Facials
This is a revolutionary non invasive procedure. Skin rejuvination is achieved by applying a layer of carbon gel over the face which penetrates deep into the pores. A laser blasts the carbonaway with a light attracted to carbon particles, which absorbs contaminates exfoliating the skin. Resulting in softer, firm skin.
Reduction of fine lines.
Tightens dilated pores
Reduces acne scaring
Removes dead skin cells
Stimulates collagen Production
Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and white heads
Fades freckles, age spots and dark spots.
Acne (Price: £50)
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles.
Complexion Improvement, Skin Texture Concerns (Price: £50)
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").
Eyes - Bags and Crow’s Feet (Price: £100)
The development of small crows feet, or shadows beneath the eyes (dark circles) can be the first signs that our skin is not as youthful and elastic as it once was.
Eyes - Tear Trough ( Dark Circles ) (Price: £200)
Tear trough rejuvenation is a relatively new treatment that is used to improve the appearance of dark circles or dark hollows underneath the eyes which appear in some people.
Facial Skin Tightening, Sagging Skin and Jowls (Price: £100)
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.
Fat ( Love Handles, Saddle Bags, Muffin Tops ) (Price: £300)
Liposuction is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure for fat removal and body contouring.
Female Menopause (Price: £225)
A variety of treatments and lifestyle changes can be recommended to relieve menopausal symptoms, some of which are available through the NHS and others through the private healthcare system.
Hand Rejuvenation (Price: £250)
The hands are the second most visible area of our body. There are now a number of non-surgical treatment options to help rejuvenate the hands.
Heavy Brow (Price: £250)
Eyebrow shape and position can make an important difference to how you look. Plucking them is not the only way to achieve a difference in shape, and sagging eyebrows can be lifted using surgery.
Hyperhidrosis ( Excessive Sweating ) (Price: £300)
Hyperhidrosis is the condition whereby an individual has abnormally increased or excessive perspiration or sweating which can occur most commonly on the hands, feet, armpits and groin area. Botulinum toxin, Botox is a popular treatment choice.
Lines and Wrinkles (Price: £170)
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 (Price: £180)
Lip augmentation, volumising, shaping or enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which uses various materials to plump out and re-shape the lips.
Melasma (Chloasma) (Price: £300)
Melasma, also called chloasma, is a skin condition characterised by dark patches of pigment on the face, neck, arms or upper body. It is more common in women, particularly in pregnancy, and in people with darker skin.
Moles, Warts, Skin Tags and Benign Growths (Price: £50)
Moles, warts, skin tags can be both upsetting to look at and cause social and psychological unease. Thankfully though, most growths are benign and harmless, and removal is often quick and simple with reassuring cosmetic results.
Non-Surgical Face Lift ( Nefertiti Lift ) (Price: £200)
One of the most common forms of non-surgical face lift procedures is to use as combination of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers to plump out wrinkles and any volume lacking areas of skin on the face and provide lift, including the Nefertiti Lift.
Pigmentation ( Age Spots, Brown Spots ) (Price: £50)
Age spots or lentigos, sometimes known as "liver spots" are medically known under the condition of hyperpigmentation. Professional skincare clinics have effective treatments to reduce the appearance of more pronounced age spots or hyperpigmentation.
Scarring ( Acne, Keloid, Atrophic Scars ) (Price: £100)
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.
Stretch Marks ( Striae ) (Price: £100)
Stretch Marks, known medically as Striae are lines or streaks on the skin, which can be pink, purple or white in colour (depending on their age), that occur when the inner skin layer is stretched thin and loses its elasticity.
Sunken Cheeks (Price: £300)
In recent years aesthetic practitioners who study the outward signs of ageing on the face have been focussing on the loss of facial volume that occurs as many of us get older.
Thread Veins or Spider Veins (Price: £150)
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.
Upper Arm Laxity ( Bingo Wings ) (Price: £300)
Upper arm laxity, also known as bingo wings is a common problem for many men and women. The main treatments are brachioplasty or upper arm lift and liposuction.
Vaginal Atrophy and Vaginal Dryness (Price: £400)
Vaginal atrophy can cause vaginal dryness, burning and itching, dyspareunia or painful sexual intercourse, decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual intercourse and urinary incontinence.
Weight Loss (Price: £200)
One of the most common forms of weight loss procedures is bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass surgery. Other weight loss programmes combine a system of dietary changes, supplementation, exercise and non-surgical body contouring treatments.
3D-lipo (Price: £150)
The 3D-lipo system combines hand pieces for cryolipolysis, radiofrequency, cavitation, dermology and shockwave therapy to achieve skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring.
Aliaxin ® (Price: £200)
Aliaxin® is a monophasic dermal filler product range containing a combination of well-defined molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results.
AQUALYX ™ (Price: £150)
AQUALYX™ is an injectable treatment of deoxycholate solution (containing deoxycholic acid) which is being marketed for ‘Aqualysis’ or ‘Aquaplasty’ treatment as a means of body contouring.
Belotero ® (Price: £100)
Belotero ® is a new monophasic double crosslinked hyaluronic acid designed from biofermentation using Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) technology to increase facial volume and fill wrinkles.
Bocouture ® (Price: £170)
BOCOUTURE ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since 2008 as the brand name Xeomin ®. Both are prescription only medicines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Botox (Price: £170)
Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A, was the first botulinum toxin to gain a cosmetic licence in the UK. It is a prescription only medicine and is licensed to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including certain wrinkles and excessive sweating. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
CryoPen Cryotherapy (Price: £50)
CryoPen uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly remove superficial lesions on the skin, such as skin tags, scars and hyperpigmentation. It comes in three models CryoPen B, CryoPen M and CryoPen X.
Dermapen ™ (Price: £80)
Dermapen™ has the claim of being the original device that started the revolution in automated pen-like devices in the medical skin-needling world. It is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
Ellansé (Price: £300)
Ellansé is a new and unique non-animal, non-bacterial and non-human derived dermal filler family which are said by the manufacturer to be cost-effective by requiring less product, compared to others, for the same indications.
Emervel (no part of the Restylane brand) is a cross-liked hyaluronic acid based dermal filler from Galderma. It was available in 5 product derivatives for differing indications, Touch, Classic, Lips, Deep and Volume which have now been renamed.
Intravita (Price: £150)
Intravita (Intravenous or IV Nutritional Therapy) products delivers a specific cocktail of electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream - intravenously through insertion of a cannula into a vein in your arm.
Juvéderm ® VOLUMA (Price: £300)
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.
Juvederm ® VYCROSS (Price: £200)
Juvéderm ® VOLIFT, VOLBELLA, VOLITE and VOLUMA are part of the Juvéderm VYCROSS ® Collection of hyaluronic acid-based fillers which are designed to add volume, restore contours, plus smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Launched in the UK in September 2005, Mandel are a unique range of peeling products containing the natural ingredient mandelic acid (derived from bitter almonds).
Medik8 (Price: £80)
The Medik8® brand of skincare is produced by Pangea Laboratories Ltd. Medik8 has a full anti-ageing range taking the philosophy of ‘results without the irritation’ to cleansers, antioxidants, lighteners, retinoids, hydroxy acids and more.
Neostrata (Price: £30)
Neostrata is a clinically proven professional skincare range featuring PolyHydroxy Acid (PHA) and amino sugar technologies.
Neostrata ® Peels (Price: £60)
Using a Neostrata peel regimen, you'll see healthier, younger-looking skin. Nesotrata peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands.
Obagi® Medical Products (Price: £50)
Obagi Medical Products has developed several different treatment programme systems of skincare products in addition to the Nu-Derm System, including the Obagi-C® Rx System, the Condition & Enhance® System, the ELASTIderm® family of products, the CLENZIderm M.D.™ Systems, Blue Peel®, Blue Peel RADIANCE®, an
Phenol peels are not very commonly used, but can be very effective, in experienced hands, as a skin resurfacing method for reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles.
Plexr ® Plasma Soft Surgery (Price: £200)
The Plexr soft surgery system uses the fourth state of matter, plasma, and is marketed for use as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or soft eyelid surgery.
PROFHILO® (Price: £250)
It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) based product which is manufactured without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE) and is used for skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, not for just filling lines and wrinkles. 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.
Skintech Peels are a medical peel and can only be carried out by trained doctors and nurses. They should not be confused with very mild and gentle glycolic peels available from beauty therapists.
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