This treatment is a non-invasive treatment for the purpose of skin tightening. It combines both radiofrequency and ultrasound and is able to target and deliver heat to collagen in the deeper layers of skin. In doing this, growth of fresh and healthy collagen is stimulated which in turn lifts the skin and makes it look both firmer and tighter. It can also assist with increasing the smoothness of the skin giving a more youthful look.
Throughout the ageing process many men and women can experience changes both emotionally and physically because there is a reduction in hormones. As a result this can cause issues such as a lack of energy, sweats or hot flushes, mood swings, reduced libido difficulty sleeping and issues with bone density or osteoporosis. Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) is an alternative to HRT and the Bio-identical hormones contain the same chemical structure to what our body’s produces and are found in plant sources. A patient requiring this treatment would attend a consultation and undergo test so that the practitioner can advise what the results mean and then prescribe the relevant Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy to remedy this. Each prescription for this treatment is personalised to the individual.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment whereby a sterile scalpel is used to “shave” the skin’s surface. It removes the build-up of dead skin along with fine hairs which are also known as peach fuzz. The treatment triggers the cell regeneration and can be particularly effective for patients who may have a rough or a dry skin texture and helps to minimise superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone.
Tixel uses patented technology which uses pure heat energy to evaporate tissue in a controlled way. Its results are similar to the CO2 fractional laser but Tixel is more comfortable and has less downtime. The treatment can be customised to each different patient’s skin so that the maximum results can be achieved and there are three different applications.
This treatment is also via PRP but for women and aims to heighten sexual satisfaction, reduce vaginal dryness, painful sexual intercourse and to regain or improve female orgasm.
This treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the penis to assist men with concerns such erectile dysfunction, improvement in sensation and function and also has been reported to assist with increasing girth and size when combined with the use of a pump.
This a natural method of skin and hair rejuvenation and wound healing which uses your body’s own natural resources to improve the tone and texture of your skin and promote hair growth on the scalp. The treatment requires a small sample of the patient’s blood being taken which is then spun in a centrifuge which separates into the red blood cells, the platelets and serum. The platelets are then injected back into the area of the body that requires stimulation and rejuvenation.
Carboxytherapy is the process of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the surface of the skin on the face or body. This ‘tricks’ the body into distributing more oxygen to that area which should help rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the skin. It can help alleviate various issues including cellulite, stretch marks and scars as well as assisting in reducing fat.
miraDry is a new treatment designed specifically to reduce underarm sweat and doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry eliminates sweat glands in the underarm area by applying controlled and precise electromagnetic energy. Practitioners should have an adequate insurance policy in place in the event that a claim is made against them.
Lip implants are used in order to give fuller, plumper looking lips. Patients are usually injected with dermal filler, most commonly hyaluronic acid, in order to change the shape and structure as well as increase the volume of the lips. The effects of lip implants tend to last around six months with further treatment usually required after this time as a result. With the popularity of lip implants ever increasing, unfortunately so are the number of complications occurring. We can protect practitioners for the lip implant procedures they carry out and advice they give to patients.
Oxygen therapy allows patients to breathe 100% pure pressurised oxygen. This makes each cell saturated with 100% pure oxygen which in turn should improve the skin’s texture and reduce wrinkles, fine lines and scars. The elasticity of ageing skin is increased as a result and collagen production is boosted through frequent oxygen therapy treatments.
Body contouring is any procedure that alters the shape of the body. These can include facelifts, tummy tucks and thigh lifts. Weight loss lipolysis is a type of body contouring in which substances contribute to the breaking down of fat cells which the body can then naturally dispose of.
Micro-current treatment can help to reduce wrinkles, offer a better complexion and improve the appearance of scars. Small micro-currents of electricity cause muscles to gently exercise which should result in tighter and firmer skin. It is imperative that practitioners are covered in the event that a claim is made against them for the micro-current treatments that they perform.
A dental block is an injection between the lips and gum that provides numbing to the patient prior to their dermal filler treatment. The numbing should then make the procedure relatively painless for the patient. Dental blocks are not required for every dermal filler treatment so it would depend on the patient and level of procedure. Due to the risk of complications occurring, it’s important that a practitioner has insurance cover to protect themselves against a potential claim.
Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy are used to treat spider or thread veins in the legs. These thread veins are usually very near to the surface of the skin and less than 1-2 mm in diameter. They will usually be a distinct red, blue or purple colour. A small needle is used to inject minute amounts sclerosant into the vein which should cause the vein to swell. Over several weeks, this swelling will destroy the vein which should lead to it becoming much less noticeable or even invisible. It is important that practitioners manage the patient’s expectations carefully as most procedures result in a 75% disappearance of the vein.
Microdermabrasion is used to reduce wrinkles and skin blemishes through the use of fine crystals in order to loosen any dead skin cells. A small vacuum then removes these dead cells which should improve the tone and texture of the skin. As many treatments may be required by the patient, having a comprehensive insurance policy in place is crucial for a practitioner.
Lasers deliver a high energy beam of thermal energy to remove the outer layers of the skin. The body then naturally repairs these layers with healthier skin which should result in aesthetic improvements. Laser skin rejuvenation relates to any laser treatment that makes the skin look better and skin resurfacing is a method of achieving this. Laser skin resurfacing is most effective at improving lines and wrinkles, scars, sun-damaged skin and acne.
Radiofrequency is a non-surgical method of tightening skin that is showing early signs of looseness or sagging. It can also be used to remove excess pockets of fat. A device is used to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin which then converts into heat energy in order to breakdown fatty cells and stimulate the production of collagen.