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Skin concerns and hair loss are real issues affecting men and women. DermRefine strives to empower you through non-surgical skin and hair loss treatments

Hair loss can affect most of us. This may be attributed to many factors that include genetic, hormonal, menopause, medication, and medical conditions which can really impact confidence.

Skin concerns due to both extrinsic and intrinsic factors include hyperpigmentation, acne, textural changes, and dullness, dehydration, slackening as fine lines, and wrinkles.

 

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Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition but can be d#ifficult to treat. It occurs as a result of an increase in melanin which is the natural substance that is responsible for the colour of the skin.

An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma which appears on the face, cheeks, and forehead, and above the top lip. Melasma is associated with hormones and sometimes appears during pregnancy due to the excessive amount of oestrogen. This may also happen in childbearing women who are on the contraceptive pill.

Hyperpigmentation can affect anyone; however, it is seen in darker skin that naturally produces more melanin. Another cause is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation can affect confidence however, there are treatments specially designed to address this issue.

Acne can occur from the early teenage years and may continue to adulthood.

Acne can cause inflammation that develops in the red or purple marks left behind after acne begins to heal, causes skin cells to produce more melanin leaving unsightly marks on the skin. These can remain on the skin for months, sometimes even years.

Rosacea is a progressive condition that mainly affects the face. This reoccurring condition can also be found on the eyes, nose, forehead, and chin. It is important to treat the condition with the appropriate product.

Rosacea seems to effects the ages of 30-50 years and is less common in younger people. There may also be a genetic link associated with the condition. There are several trigger factors that include stress, extreme weather, hot drinks, alcohol, cheese, and spicy food. Sun rays can also trigger rosacea where exposed areas of the skin are most affected.

Unlike acne, the pimples in rosacea are not typically tender and do not scar. The skin of a rosacea sufferer may become thickened as the condition progresses and this is not seen in acne-prone skin.

DermRefine Skin Clinic offers various treatment options to manage skin and hair concerns.

 

Collagen Induction Therapy London

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Medical-needling is a proven method of improving the texture of the skin and delivers long-lasting results. The device is an electric unit for micro-needling the skin and can deliver multiple vertical microscopic channels. The microneedles penetrate the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin.

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This in turn stimulates the natural production of collagen. In addition, it creates a pathway for the introduction of powerful effective skin formulations to maximize the treatment. The microscopic channels close after an hour post-treatment.

The single-use micro-needles are made from top medical-grade stainless steel and are sterilized and packed for safety and efficiency.
The electric medical needling device penetrates the skin at a 90-degree angle with a rapid motion thereby, reducing the pain of epidermal penetration as experienced with the dermal rolling treatment.

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Medical needling triggers wound healing response in the cells of the dermis to self-repair and regenerate.

This controlled trauma increases the natural production of collagen. The journey of natural collagen production takes approximately 4-6 weeks before the effects are visible on the surface.

Medical skin needling can restore skin concerns with similar results to laser resurfacing with little or no side effects or downtime.

Frequently asked questions

What happens during the medical skin needling treatment?
An in-depth consultation is made to explain the treatment and to ascertain the suitability of the client. A full medical history is taken into account. The consultation will also help to manage the client’s expectations.
Photographs may also be taken at the initial treatment and during each treatment to monitor the progress of the treatment.
Once the client is happy with the information that they have been supplied with, understood the treatment that they have chosen they will have, and have ample opportunity to ask as many questions they will then agree to the treatment by signing an informed consent to commence the treatment.

How long does the treatment last?
The treatment takes approximately 60-90minutes depending on the area as that procedure may require the application of a local anesthetic that needs time to induce its effects and cleansing prior to the actual treatment.
Does the treatment hurt?

The skin is cleaned and disinfected. A topical anesthetic numbing cream is then applied to the treatment area to make the procedure more comfortable providing you have no history of allergic reaction to anesthetic products.
Once the skin is numb it is cleaned once again to remove any anesthetic cream from the treatment area. A glide medium is applied to the treatment area prior to passing the medical needling device. The medical needling device is passed over the skin to create micro-channels creating controlled trauma or injury to the skin. The microchannels and the injuries are tiny; they will close rapidly leaving the flushed. This is a good indicator that the treatment has been effective.

What to expect after the treatment?
• Immediately post-treatment, the client will look as if they have moderate to severe sunburn. The skin is slightly warm with a tight sensation. These experiences are normal and usually subside within 1-3 hours. The effects diminish within 24 hours.
• Slight redness may be experienced after 24 hours but in localized areas.
• The practitioner will discuss any post-treatment advice and skincare needs to help to soothe and protect the skin.
• The skin should be treated gently and routine skincare can be re-established after 3 days.

How many treatments will I need?
Positive results can be seen approximately one week after the treatment. Some improvement is seen after a single treatment. However, a program of 4-6 sessions is recommended ideally with monthly maintenance thereafter.

 

When will I see the results?
It can take up to 4-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration can be seen and the process will continue through the following months thereby creating a gradual and progressive improvement.
After the course of recommended treatments improvements will continue for 6-12 months.

How safe is Medical Needling?
Medical skin needling is a safe procedure with minimal risks, side effects, and downtime as it depends on stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism. The needles are used in the procedure are individually packed and sterile. They are designed for single-use and therefore disposable to avoid any risk of cross-contamination.

What are the side effects?
Medical skin needling is associated with low risks and side effects. The skin may look flushed for approximately 2 hours similar to that of sunburn. Pinprick marks of blood or bruising may be present. There may also be a warm and tight sensation accompanied with a slight it for about a couple of days.
Some may experience minor flaking, dryness of the skin, and scab formation.
Rarely hyperpigmentation which is the dark patches of the skin may happen. However, this is usually resolved within 4 weeks.
It is important that the practitioner is aware of any history of cold sores in order to provide effective advice regarding the appropriate medication to prevent an outbreak.

What should be done post-treatment?
Detailed aftercare information will be given to every client.
It is vital that the client follows the recommendations in the information provided to maximize effects.
It is recommended that tepid water is used to cleanse the skin for the first 3 days post-treatment and gently dab the cleansed area dry instead of rubbing.
Ensure that the hands are thoroughly washed prior to touching the skin and avoid touching the skin immediately after treatment to avoid infection, inflammation, and irritation.
Application of cosmetics should be avoided for the first 24 hours; however, the use of mineral makeup may be suitable. Ensure that the tools used to apply makeup are clean.
Ensure a high protection broad-spectrum sun cream (UVA/UVB) with a minimum SPF of 30 immediately after the treatment and thereafter. High SPF should be applied routinely as part of skin protection.
Recommendations on skincare products will be provided by your practitioner.

What should be avoided?
• Application of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids should not be used 72 hours post-treatment. In addition Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C applications must be avoided.
• Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
• Do not use tanning beds.
• Do not exercise or apply strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment as sweating and gym environment may be present an entry point to bacteria which in turn lead to adverse reactions.

Who should not have Medical Needling?
Medical Needling treatments are suitable for most skin types. However, it is not suitable for clients who:
• Have used Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) within the last 3 months.
• Have open wounds, cuts, or abrasions to the skin.
• Have had radiation treatment within the last year.
• Have a current outbreak of herpes simplex (cold sores) or any other infection as well as a skin condition in the proposed treatment area.
• Have areas of skin that are numb or lack sensation prior to use of anesthetic cream.
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.
• Have a history of blood-thinning or currently receiving medications to thin the blood.

Who can carry these treatments?
Search engine shows that it is possible to purchase skin needling devices for home use. It is strongly recommended that the treatment should be done through an experienced aesthetic practitioner to ensure the safety and efficiency of the treatment with the correct depth, pressure, and clinical setting with maximum benefit to the client.
Professional grade medical needling devices and treatments should be performed by qualified and certified medical aesthetic practitioners who are regulated, trained, certified and insured to carry out the treatment

Mesotherapy London

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Mesotherapy is a treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which thickens the skin and improves texture and tone. Collagen and elastin also help to keep the skin tight, while smoothing out wrinkles and lines.

The procedure is almost painless and promotes collagen and elastin production to improve skin health and rejuvenation. The treatment takes the form of injections of super skin-loving ingredients directly into the mesoderm, or middle layer of the skin.

Apart from the nourishing benefits, the procedure also promotes the production of collagen and elastin which rejuvenates the skin and stimulates its metabolism. After 3 or 4 treatments, the skin takes on a wonderful luminescence and becomes plumper and firmer.

Mesotherapy for Skin

A mesotherapy face treatment is a procedure where the skin is injected with a cocktail of nourishing ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, as well as hyaluronic acid. The procedure rejuvenates and revitalizes dry, lifeless skin bringing it to be the best it could possibly be.
The treatment is composed of 6-8 sessions with 2 weeks apart. Maintenance sessions can be done once or twice per year.
Apart from the nourishing benefits, the procedure also promotes the production of collagen and elastin which rejuvenates the skin and stimulates its metabolism. After the treatments, the skin radiates with luminosity to give a plumper and firmer appearance.
Mesotherapy for Hair

Specific powerful ingredients that are designed to treat the hair are injected into the scalp using devices such as syringes or micro-needling methods. These aim to nourish the skin of the scalp aiding in the restoration of hair. When these microdroplets are injected, they feed the cells and aid blood circulation.

Mesotherapy for Scars

Mesotherapy scar removal treatment is effectively simple and safe. Acne scars can be unsightly and may play a role in the decline of confidence.
Mesotherapy treatments work by filling the scarred areas with nutrients and powerful ingredients where noticeable results may be seen within 3-4 sessions.
Mesotherapy treatment for scars is quick and easy, with each session lasting around 30 minutes.
The number of treatments varies, depending on the severity of the scarring. Normally, micro-injections are administered every two weeks until a maintenance program is reached.
Mesotherapy treatment has no downtime. During the treatment, the client may experience a slight burning feeling but this tends to disappear within 15-20 minutes post-treatment. Some bruising and swelling may occur within the next 48 hours.

Mesotherapy for Under Eyes

Eye bags or dark circles under the eyes are a common occurrence and most people will experience these at some time. Various lifestyle factors may play a role as well as the process of aging.
Mesotherapy treatments can be the ideal solution to reduce the appearance of under-eye darkness. Noticeable results can be seen within three weeks of treatment and may last up to 18 months. It is recommended that 2-3 treatments every four weeks to reduce the chance of minor bruising and swelling.
Mesotherapy for Face and Neck

A series of micro-injections with ingredients found naturally in the skin, such as A, B, C, E, and K vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and hyaluronic acid are injected into the face and the neck. The injections may feel like a sharp scratch. The result is an improvement of elasticity, tone, and firmness to give radiant and luminous skin.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Vampire Facial The Golden Meso Treatment 

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment, or PRP, is a non-invasive procedure that helps to keep the skin firm and rejuvenated. This is the gold standard method using mesotherapy and micro-needling techniques using our own blood.

A sample of your blood is drawn in the same way as if you are having a blood test and placed in a centrifuge. This is a sample spun at high speed to yield the platelet-rich plasma.  the platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the skin or scalp.

This is a fantastic treatment that has no side effects as it uses our own natural goodness to produce collagen and elastin.

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) adopts the same technique as that of PRP which also involves taking a blood sample and spinning. Although both PRP and PRF share the same blood extraction techniques and harvesting of the sample, there are fundamental differences between the two making PRF a superior option for hair restoration.

 

The treatments are natural and highly effective to produce lasting impressive results.

PRP is blood plasma that is produced in the body to keep the tissues as well as the muscles tight, strong, and healthy.
PRP can be used to treat various parts of the face to address lines and wrinkles as well as concerns around the eyes such as dark under-eyes, neck, and décolletage, as well as the back of the hands, the arms in addition to scar reduction. However, a common question is how long do PRP facial injections last?

This depends on a multitude of factors but there have been studies done to suggest that PRP injections can be effective for 6-9 months and some may even extend to 18 months.

Different devices including skin needling are used to administer PRP into the skin.
PRP injections are targeted at specific areas of the skin to rejuvenate and promote the production of new collagen and elastin. Treating the skin with PRP growth factors produces remarkable natural results.
Collagen gives skin its strength and elasticity and is responsible for the body’s overall structure. PRP increases the production of naturally occurring collagen to tackle the loss of volume in the skin.
In addition, PRP helps to speed up the body’s healing process, whilst revitalizing the treated areas.

PRP is also a fantastic treatment for hair loss prevention and restoration.

 

Typically a series of 5-8 sessions are required to see good results and maintained every two months thereafter. For more information check out the Non-Surgical hair loss treatment options blog to see if platelet-rich treatments are for you.

 

 

 

Glow Peels London

Chemical Peels/ Glow peels
This treatment focuses on remodeling, restructuring, rejuvenating, reducing wrinkles caused by sun and age damage. It also reduces age spots and freckles as well as dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills. In addition, it controls skin conditions such as certain types of acne, improves the appearance of mild scars, reduces fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, minimizes rosacea, thread veins, pigmentation of various types to deliver an even-toned, bright skin.
A chemical solution is applied to the skin where the skin peels days after the application and ultimately peels off. The new skin is smoother and brighter. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands to improve the look and feel of the skin.

Frequently asked questions regarding peels:

How do they work?
A chemical solution is applied to the skin where the skin peels days after the application and ultimately peels off. The new skin is smoother and brighter. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands to improve the look and feel of the skin. Some peels can also be combined with other advanced skin treatments to enhance the outcome of skin health.

Is it painful?
During the procedure, the patient may feel a mild to moderate stinging sensation. The practitioner will monitor this. Moderate stinging is normal. With the milder peels, this sensation may not be felt. With higher strength peel then a stinging sensation can be expected. However, it is not painful with discomfort scores typically ranging from 1 to 5 out of 10 depending on the individual.

What conditions do peels treat?
• Rosacea
• Deep Lines and wrinkles
• Hyperpigmentation
• Stretch Marks
• Acne including resistant and late-onset acne
• Refreshing the Skin All Year-round
• Hyperkeratosis
• Comedonic & Inflammatory Acne on Face or Chest & Back
• Sun Damage and Chrono Ageing
• Melasma
• Seborrhoea
• Photo Ageing
• Hypertrophic, Operation, and Injury scars
• Skin Tone Enhancer
• Surface remodeling
• Actinic Keratosis

How long will the results last?
This is determined by
• Type of peel.
• If skin preparatory products have been used
• The use of aftercare products.
• The number of treatments used.

During the consultation, you will be advised accordingly on the number of treatments. Maintenance is key to beautiful vibrant skin.

Is it safe?
All treatments carry a degree of risk and complications; these will all be discussed with you when you have an in-depth consultation prior to the treatment
To minimise issues, a skin assessment will be carried out to assess skin type, to identify any contraindications, to diagnose the skin condition, and what peel to use depending on it for the type of skin.
In addition, this assessment will get the skin prepared appropriately and ensure the right pre-care and aftercare is used to minimise issues and ensure the best results safely.

What are the side effects?
The most common side effects are
Erythema
Dryness
Itchiness
Tenderness
Peeling

Supporting skincare pre and post-treatment
As part of skin assessment advice will be given on the best treatments that are tailored for the individual needs.

What aftercare should be followed?
After a peel, the skin may be flushed, pink or red almost similar to catching the sun that day. The skin may also feel dry or tight.
At or around day 3 post-treatment slight peeling or flaking may but not always occurs. This is to be expected and will last 1 – 2 days. If there is no peeling or flaking this does not mean that the peel is not working.
It is important to wear SPF every day post-procedure for at least 2 weeks and avoid products containing Retinol, Glycolic, or any other exfoliating ingredients for the first week post-procedure. Cosmetics can be applied the following day. It is also recommended to avoid physical activity until the following day.

 

Biostimulation Revitalization Peeling (The No Peeling Peel)

 

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What is a BioRePeelCl3 treatment?

BioRePeel is an innovative, two-phase clinical peel. It has bio-stimulating, revitalizing, and minimal peeling action, hence the name BioRePeel. So in essence, it does what it says on the tin.

It enhances cellular turnover and collagen stimulation to combat skin ageing and photo sun damage.

The BioRePeelCl3 technology is like no other.

It is packed with essential amino acids and vitamins for all your skin needs. It also contains 35% TCA which normally is a powerful ingredient that carries risks yet formulated in such a sophisticated way in this peel to minimise that risk to your skin.

In addition, this peel has powerful antiwrinkle ingredients to soften those lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, it is suitable for all skin types and is amazing for acne-prone and skin as well as acne scarring.

 

What are the benefits of this peel?

 

BioRePeel can be used for the face, neck, decolletage, and body

  • There is no downtime
  • It exfoliates, removing dead skin cells encouraging the skin to regenerate
  • It shrinks pores, improves the texture of the skin, and promotes epidermal thickening
  • It tackles skin ageing, softening wrinkles, and adding turgidity
  • Unifies skin tone, adds luminosity, and smooth cutaneous imperfections.
  • Lightens and attenuates pigmented lesions, providing a depigmenting effect.
  • Reduces the manifestations of acne, improves the appearance of scars with its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties

Who should not use this peel?

Who should not use this peel?

BioRepeelCl3 is contraindicated with the following conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Skin cancer
  • Cancer
  • Keloid scarring
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Blood disorders (hepatitis, HIV)

 

Who should use it with caution? 

After an in-depth consultation, I would be able to assess suitability if you have the following

  • Allergies
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema/Psoriasis/dermatitis
  • Burns/skin grafts
  • Tattoos/moles/warts
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Medications: antibiotics/steroids/blood thinners

 

Do different peels work on different levels of the skin?

Chemical peels can penetrate at different depths depending on the type of peel and desired outcome.

BioRepeelCl3 is a deep TCA peel that penetrates through the top five layers of the epidermis to the uppermost layers of the dermis. It is unique in that it has minimal downtime and get back to day-to-day life immediately.

However, this peel is medical grade and therefore must be performed by a suitable medically and clinically qualified trained professional who understands skin and able to assess skin concerns, benefits to harm.

Can have this peel to treat my body?

Absolutely there is a BioRepeelCl3 formulated especially for the body to deliver outstanding results for the body.

 

How many sessions are recommended?

A minimum of 4-6 treatments 7-10 days will demonstrate impressive results

Maintenance monthly treatments are recommended to ensure that the skin is vibrant

 

Can peel treatments be combined with other treatments?

Combination treatments are my passion to really address your skin concerns and tailor-make the treatment that is right for you.

So, it is fantastic to see that this peel is well suited combined with other medical aesthetic treatments such as; mesotherapy, botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, skin boosters, microneedling and so much more.

 

What do I need to know before having the peel? 

Avoid the following

Exfoliating agents for 48hours prior

  • AHAs, BHAs, retinol, self-tans for 7 days prior
  • Waxing, hair removal or bleaching for 14 days prior
  • UV or sun exposure for 14 days prior

What do I need to know after having the peel? 

  • Avoid makeup if possible
  • AHAs, BHAs, Retinol for 14 days after
  • Waxing, hair removal or bleaching for 14 days after
  • Sunbeds, swimming, Sauna & self-tan for 14 days after

What happens when I see you?

  • A full medical consultation will be undertaken prior to any treatment
  • Face will be cleansed & a skin assessment will be performed
  • The product is applied and massaged into your face with minimal discomfort
  • It is removed with plain water and serum & SPF applied

Aftercare will be discussed at length during the in-depth consultation

  • Always wear SPF 50 even in winter

 

 

 

 

The VI Peel® portfolio system

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The VI Peel® portfolio systems contains synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for a variety of skin types. This peel improves the tone, texture and clarity of the skin. It reduces or eliminates age spots, treats hyperpigmentation (including melasma), and softens fine lines and wrinkles.

The VI Peel® is an excellent choice to address acne and reduce or eliminate acne scars. The VI Peel® stimulates the production of collagen, for healthier, firmer more youthful skin. This self-neutralizing peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and minimal downtime. Suitable for a variety of skin types and conditions and is safe for face and body treatments.

Key Ingredients:
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a non-toxic chemical (Add to dictionary acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. TCA provides excellent exfoliation properties while stimulating collagen production.
• Retinoic acid (Vitamin A) Vitamin A promotes collagen and elastin production. Helps to increase water levels within the epidermis, normalizes cell turnover.
• Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid with anti-inflammatory properties and is an effective anti-acne ingredient working as a keratolytic, clearing out dead cells.
• Phenol has the ability to trap free radicals, work as a chemical to exfoliate the skin, has preservative properties, and in low percentages is an effective numbing agent.
• L-Ascrobic acid (Vitamin C) a very stable , water soluble form of vitamin C, an antioxidant, photo protectant (protects from UV damage), helps stimulates collagen production, brightens the skin, and suppresses melanogenesis

Fire And Ice Skin Resurfacing London

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The A-Listers Fire and Ice Skin Resurfacing Treatment 

Pioneered in Beverly Hills and coveted by A-listers globally. This famous intensive results led treatment is clinically formulated with the purest pharmaceutical grade ingredients and is designed too rapidly and safely resurface the skin, reduce fine lines, address problematic skin, and encourage cellular renewal.

The Fire and Ice facial neatly nestle between a facial and a chemical peel with instant results.

This multi-step treatment includes two professional treatment masques combined with carefully selected cosmeceutical skin products to optimise results

The Fire & Ice Facial and Is Clinical products are a firm favourite of such A-listers as Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, and many more.

Key Features:

Zero downtime, Pregnancy safe, 95-98% botanically derived, Fragrance & paraben-free, Suitable for vegetarians and vegans and Suitable for all skin types

Skin Concerns:

Active acne, Problematic skin, Hyperpigmentation, Ageing skin, Sunburn, Fine stretch marks, Dehydrated and Textured skin

What happens during the treatment?

The “Fire” portion of the treatment is an Intensive Resurfacing Masque clinically formulated with 18% unbuffered glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, vitamin B3, retinol and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. The treatment is applied for up to five minutes and is designed for use on the face, neck and décolleté – with a fragrance of cinnamon. The warmth that comes with this part of the facial is pleasant and tingly and lasts for two to three minutes.

The “Ice” portion is a rejuvenating, cooling, soothing, and intensively hydrating masque with hyaluronic acid, Japanese green tea extracts, aloe vera gel, liquorice extracts, rosemary extracts, and grape seed extracts. This second masque cools the initial peel to leave the skin invigorated and glowing and is applied for about 5 minutes. An Ice Roller is employed during this stage for a super relaxing cooling boost. After a final cleanse, moisturising serums, eye serum and a high factor sunscreen are applied.

What are the results?

The Fire & Ice treatment gives the skin a deep cleanse, leaving it with a beautiful glow. Your skin will feel plumper, smoother and more hydrated, leaving you ready to face the day. This treatment is great as a one-off skin rejuvenation treatment, but for more intensive and long-lasting results, we recommend a program of 4 to optimise your skin’s condition.

This treatment is more like a chemical peel than a facial as it gives deep, long-lasting results without any downtime. Because these products work at deeper levels in the skin, they truly target wrinkles, pigmentation, and problems with tone and texture – leaving your skin tighter, firmer, and positively glowing with health and vitality.

Who can have this treatment? 

The Fire & Ice treatment is suitable for all skin types, however, those who are retinol or glycolic products should discontinue use of these for one week before and after the Fire & Ice treatment. If you are using Roaccutane and oral retinoid, you will need to discontinue use for 6 months prior to having the Fire & Ice treatment.

What are the side effects? 

Mild redness may be experienced by very few, but generally, you can return to your daily activities straight away. As your skin has been newly resurfaced, we recommend using a mild non-abrasive cleanser or other mild product for five days following the procedure and also wear sunscreen and avoid prolonged or direct sun exposure.

The Beyond Fire and Ice Luxury Facial:

Here at DermRefine Skin Clinic, we go Beyond Fire and Ice to create a Luxury Bespoke treatment using the core Fire and Ice ingredients with an additional diamond finish for the ultimate glow. Get in touch for more information on this Luxury Facial

LED Light Therapy

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LED Light Therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimise acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.

Red light LED stimulates cellular activity, including the fibroblasts that produce collagenwhich gives young skin its plump look. That helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles,

Blue light LED works by killing Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that lives below the surface of the skin and is responsible for acne.

Each session lasts around 20 minutes and usually six treatments one to two weeks apart, followed by a maintenance treatment every month or two are recommended.

LED facials are also ideal when combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments.

Oxygen Facial London

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GeneO+ is advancement in skin care that delivers 4 essential treatments simultaneously:

  • Exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin
  • Infusion of unique revitalizing formulas
  • Oxygenation generated from within
  • Tightening & Contouring

4-in-1 Treatment for powerful results
What makes GeneO+ the new super-facial? Get the exfoliation benefits of microdermabrasion plus deep facial rejuvenation with the infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients and healing skin oxygenation from within. GeneO +treatments are suitable for all skin types – any ethnicity and pigmentation, sensitive skin, and even for those who keloid (scar) and couldn’t otherwise have abrasion treatments.

Exfoliate. Infuse. Oxygenate. Tighten
Breakthrough OxyGeneo™ Technology provides superior anti-aging results by treating the skin at a deeper level. Exfoliate Infuse, Oxygenate and Tighten your way to youthful skin.

“Better than Microdermabrasion”
Find out why professionals are calling the OxyGeneo™ Facial “better than microdermabrasion”.

  • Skin Plumping & Hydrating
  • Restored Skin Volume
  • Renewed Youthful Glow
  • Increased Collagen
  • Reduced hyper-pigmentation
  • Improved Skin Cell Production
  • Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles
  • Safe for ANY skin type!

How It Works

  1. EXFOLIATE

Similar to microdermabrasion, the OxyGeneo™ exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells, smooth and renew the skin, preparing it to receive active nutrients. The OxyGeneo™ is safe on all skin tones and can treat sensitive skin without any irritation

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  1. INFUSE

Through our exclusive Capsugen/Oxypod technology, the OxyGeneo™cleanses the skin while infusing nutrient-rich active ingredients. Each formula is designed to treat specific skin concerns leading to brighter, luminous clear skin.

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  1. OXYGENATE

The OxyGeneo™ produces CO2 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface creating a physiological response, sending oxygen-rich blood to the area, increasing capillary flow and skin metabolism. Oxygenation results in optimal absorption of active ingredients.

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  1. TIGHTEN

Radio Frequency is used to stimulate fibroblast activity to produce collagen formulation and immediately tighten collagen fibres for tissue retraction in the skin.

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Each formula is targeted to treat Specific Skin Conditions.

While each OxyGeneo™ treatment softens the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, minimizes pores, hydrates and nourishes the skin, revitalizes a dull complexion, and improves the overall facial appearance as well as treating acne-prone

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Fat-dissolving Injections for Face and Body London

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DESO Face and Body are innovative fat dissolving injectables that aim to treat difficult localized pockets of fat.

Such areas include the double chinthe armsabdomenflanksbuttocksinner kneesthighs, and back or bra ‘rolls’.

Several sessions may be required to achieve the desired result

There are two product lines, one for the face and one for the body.

When Deoxycholic is injected via needle or cannula, it emulsifies and solubilizes dietary fats in the intestine, and when injected subcutaneously, it disrupts and destroys fat cells in that tissue making it the perfect agent to remove stubborn pockets of fat.

Although it is a safe procedure only trained and regulated practitioners should be performing this treatment.

These practitioners include Doctors, Pharmacists, Dentists, and Nurses.

It is worth noting that although this treatment targets the fat cells with successful outcomes, it is not a weight-loss treatment or weight management treatment. It is designed to address pockets of fat and not overall body fat.

For more information about weight loss services please see our SlimRefine weight loss service

Adverse Effects:

Serious risks of DESO treatment are low but include redness, pain, irritation, allergic reaction, risk of pigmentation, and extremely rate tissue necrosis and temporary nodules.

 

Contraindications

As for most treatments, DESO injections are contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They are also contraindicated acute/untreated hormonal disorders such as thyroid disease, large organ diseases as kidney and liver failure, immunocompromised and autoimmune diseases, those who are allergic to the ingredient or the excipients of DESO, those with a history of anaphylaxis.

Whilst we always strive to advocate your right to look and feel beautiful, we take care not to treat patients with body dimorphic disorder as their welfare is our prime concern.

 

The procedure:

Following you’re detailed consultation to assess your suitability for the desired area that you have requested, areas are then marked and photographs are taken with your consent.

The sterile product used is mixed with a local anesthetic and drawn up into a syringe. The skin in the treatment area is cleaned then disinfected and the product is injected with a needle or cannula. Multiple injections are required per treatment area.

The procedure causes little pain if any and lasts around 20-30 minutes, depending on the area(s) treated

Once complete a follow-up appointment is made and aftercare instructions are discussed as well as a copy is given to you.

 

What should you after the procedure?

  • Avoid Aspirin for the pain to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding. However, paracetamol suitable. Optional intermittent cooling with ice may help and can be applied for 5 minutes after the procedure if needed.
  • Bruising may occur. Avoid direct sunlight, sunbeds, and heat therapies during the treatment period.
  • Avoid hot baths and showers (tepid water only) for 5 days.
  • Nodules are not uncommon. They can last up to a month and usually disappear without any intervention. Let your practitioner know if you have any concerns
  • A compression garment may be worn for 2-5 days following treatment which your practitioner will discuss with you.
  • In case of an emergency, you must contact your practitioner so they are able to support you.

FAQ:

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is usually very well tolerated with a small amount of discomfort. Injecting DESO in the different layer of the skin can cause a sharp sensation but we are highly trained and aim to always minimize the risk

How long does the procedure last?

The procedure itself is brief, lasting approximately 10-30 minutes depending on the area. However, this is more likely to be an hour as we need to consult you first, go through any questions that you may have, ensure that you are happy to proceed and take appropriate photos and mark the area to be treated and go through aftercare.

What are the side effects?

Redness in the affected area is common. You may experience bruising and/or swelling. Mild discomfort is common but some may have more prolonged pain. This can be managed and we provide guidance and support throughout your treatment journey. Occasionally, ‘nodules’ may form, but are transient and require no treatment

What is the downtime?

Treatment will not require time off work

Do I need compression hosiery?

In certain cases, we may recommend a compression garment to aid healing. We recommend a special chin garment and would advise body garments for the body treated areas

Are my results permanent?

Yes, the fat cells in the treated areas are destroyed by this treatment. However, this does not stop your body’s ability to put on weight. DESO is not a treatment for obesity, it is a treatment for stubborn, localized pockets of fat. Check out our page for SlimRefine Medical Weight loss

When will I notice results?

This depends on the area treated and the number of sessions required. Results are noticed approximately 4-6 weeks after your final session.

How long will the results last?

Results are permanently provided in the treated areas. However, the treatment does not stop your body from accumulating new fat, if there is a dietary intake/lifestyle issue. It is not a treatment for obesity.

What the cost of the treatment?

Please see our price page

Do need to have a follow-up review?

We prefer to see you to check in on you and to see how you are getting on with the treatment and if additional assessment needed. This is done for your safety in mind. Follow-up takes place 4-6 weeks post-treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Loss Treatment London

A pain free option with no downtime
Hairwave A

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What is Hairwave hair restoration?

Hairwave is an innovative device designed specifically to reduce hair loss, restore hair health and promote hair restoration

Which areas does it treat?

This treatment is targeted to treat the scalp focusing on the crown, back, and temples to tackle hair concerns

How does it work?

This technology is designed to treat the scalp thanks to the patented Proionic® System, which increases tissue temperature and cell activity, stimulating and oxygenating the tissue from the inside, thus promoting blood flow. The improvement of this flow favors the arrival of necessary nutrients so that the cells at the base of the hair follicle multiply (mitotic activity) and replicate (regenerative activity), thus forming the hair.

The increase and improvement in blood flow, resulting from the application of the Hairwave device amino acids (essential components of proteins) to reach the hair follicle, which is then incorporated into the structure of the keratin (essential protein in the structure of the hair fiber), strengthening and increasing its quality. It is able to achieve this through specific radiofrequency applications.

Will it hurt?

As a standalone, this treatment is pleasant with zero pain and zero downtime. Id opting for the Boost option then this treatment may have discomfort as it is combined with injection of growth factors

How long is the treatment?

As a standalone treatment, this can be performed within 15-20 minutes. It can be classed as lunchtime restoration if performed as a standalone.  With the Boost option then it may take longer as the Boost option requires injection of growth factors to really boost the treatment

How many treatments do I need?

To see visible results 10 sessions are required where the first two are performed in the first week followed by once a week for the next consecutive weeks.

What are the treatment options?

We offer three treatment options

  • Standalone
  • Boost (Option One with the injection of growth factors and stem cells)
  • Boost Plus (Options one and two with complementary homecare system in between treatments)

Maintenance options at a heavily reduced price are performed every 2-4 weeks when the treatment course of 10 is purchased in full. Please see the price page for details

AQUAGOLD® Baby Botox Derminfusion London

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This is a revolutionary micro injector device which features an array of twenty microchannels. It painlessly and effectively delivers solution via 24-carat gold plated surgical grade stainless steel needles, thinner than a human hair! Twenty hollow spiral micro-channels create tiny punctures into the skin, allowing for the efficient delivery of small droplets of treatment directly into the skin and the pain of epidermal penetration as experienced with the dermal rolling treatment.

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The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ micro channel delivery system can enhance and supplement almost any facial treatment. Taylor made facials are delivered beneath the skin where they work most effectively.

The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is a luxury medical treatment that is bespoke to you and made with specific formulations with skin loving ingredients which includes , hydrating, brightening, antioxidant and ant wrinkle formulations.

The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is effective for shrinking pores, reducing acne scarring and micro-pigmentation. It is the ideal special occasion or event facial.

This revolutionary approach has become popular after the appearance of Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 Met Gala in NYC with glowing skin.
For amazing results and maintenance we recommend the treatment every three months. This treatment boosts collagen, calms and brightens and is made especially for your skin needs.

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All our treatments, signature facials and plan packages involve a one to one consultation prior to procedure to assess your skin care needs. You will then be equipped with derailed and essential aftercare information and advice to gain the most out of your treatment.

Contact us for an in depth consultation for all your skincare needs