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Smoker’s lines are not the only curse of smokers these days. They are the very fine lines and wrinkles that appear in the area above the top lip and below the nose. They are dynamic lines created by a specific mouth movement and associated with smokes who routinely purse their lips every time they draw on a cigarette, leading to the formation of the lines which, over time, also remain when at rest. However, if you regularly use drinking straws in drinks or have a habit of sucking pens or lollypops then those activities can cause the same kind of wrinkles to appear. Many treatments aim to smooth out these very fine lines.
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.
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.
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.
Mesotherapy is a medical technique used for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, including skin rejuvenation and improvement, hair regrowth, localised fat reduction and as a treatment for cellulite.
Agera Rx skin peels have been developed to treat ageing, acne and pigmentation. The peels deliver a stable form of Salicylic, L-ascorbic and Lactic acid.
Azzalure ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available since the early 1990s as Dysport ® but is licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use to treat frown lines and crow`s feet under the name Azzalure. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
BioSkin Jetting is a precise, non-ablative treatment method for targeting lines and scarring using a medical technique called subscision. BioSkin Smoothing uses electrical micro-current in addition. The controlled trauma caused initiates a healing reaction and the formation of new collagen to minimise the imperfection.
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.
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The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Needling) device is an automated micro-needling device. It is designed to treat a wide variety of issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, skin ageing, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Using the Compositum peel range can visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and areas of hyperpigmentation. It can also be used to improve the appearance of acne scars.
CosMedix™ Peels use a process called ‘chiral correction’, making the majority of the active ingredients that they use less irritating.
Dermaceutic chemical peels are a medical peel. Depending on the peel, they may contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or mandelic acid.
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.
Dysport ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990s. It is a prescription only medicine and is also approved for some cosmetic uses in the UK under the brand name Azzalure ®. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
The eDermastamp™ or eDS™ Skin Rejuvenation is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
Developed in the US, by leading dermatologist, Dr Carl Thornfeldt, the Epionce Peels are formulated for all skin types. Epionce skin peels use a combination of malic and salicylic acids, along with botanical extracts which have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Genuine Dermaroller™ device is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy.
Green Peel®, created by Christine Schrammek in the early 80s in Germany is a superficial green herbal peel treatment consisting of a blend of natural (unspecified) herbs.
The Innovation Concept Peel, ICP is a peel treatment (salicylic acid, hydroquinone, kojic acid, phytonadione) for the elimination of all sorts of skin problems including freckles, age spots and scars.
Using the Jan Marini regimen, glycolic acid - derived from cane sugar, you'll see healthier, younger-looking skin. It visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The combination of superficial peeling agents in Jessner's Solution, lactic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol and ethanol has been used for a number of years.
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).
Using an MD Forte ® regimen, glycolic acid - derived from cane sugar, you'll see healthier, younger-looking skin. It visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Mene & Moy chemical peels are a medical peel and can only be carried out by trained doctors and nurses. They should not be confused with very mild glycolic peels available from beauty therapists.
The Microneedle Therapy System or MTS-Roller™ is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling.
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.
Neurobloc ®, botulinum toxin type B, became available in the UK in 2001. There is limited experience in the use of this type of toxin, and the product does not currently have a licence or approval for cosmetic use anywhere in the world. You will require a face-to-face consultation with an experienced prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Blue Peel significantly improves skin tightness and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores and hyperpigmentation.
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.
Réjuvapen is used to treat the signs of ageing, scarring, burns, and uneven skin tone by activating cell regeneration and enhancing the absorption of active serums and topical agents through collagen induction therapy or medical skin needling.
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.
Revanesse® Pure is a non-animal hyaluronic acid based biorejuvenation product used for skin rehydration of the face, neck, hands and décolletage using a mesotherapy technique.
The Roll-CIT™ from Environ® marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling is the patent pending creation of Dr Des Fernandes, a South African Plastic Surgeon.
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.
SkinPen Precision System is a clinically-proven, medical micro-needling device, made by the American company Bellus Medical, that can help improve the appearance of facial acne scars, reduce the signs of ageing and improve skin health through collagen induction therapy.
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.
The Teosyal range consists of three monophasic hyaluronic acid based products of non-animal origin, which are highly biocompatible, offering patients immediate and long-lasting results.
The Perfect Peel is founded on a key anti-ageing ingredient never before used in a chemical peel: Glutathione. It can be used on all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation.
The Theraderm Peel is a superficial Jessner's solution chemical peel comprised of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.
Viscoderm contains hyaluronic acid and is referred to as a “skin booster” product line for intradermal use. It helps restore the support structures of skin tissue, resulting in increased tone, elasticity and firmness.
Viscoderm Skinko and Viscoderm Skinko E are two pre-mixed mesotherapy cocktails with an antioxidant complex of vitamins, minerals and amino acids with added non-cross linked hyaluronic acid (HA) which act on both the causes and effects of skin ageing.
Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A is also licensed as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use in the UK under the brand name Vistabel® with dosing specific to treat glabellar (frown) lines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Xeomin® is the third botulinum toxin type A licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine. It is an innovative Botulinum type A formulation, in which the complexing proteins have been removed. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.