Contouring with makeup using shading and highlighting has been a massive beauty trend, especially with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and YouTube beauty vloggers showing off their techniques. Even with these visual illusions created by makeup, it can be hard to get the face shape and definition that you truly desire. At the London Cosmetic Clinic, we can enhance and define your chin, cheeks and cheekbones with the use of safe, biodynamic derma fillers that are based on Hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body so highly unlikely to cause any allergic reactions.
Much like having your hair cut, it’s a good idea to collect images of cheek and chin shapes you really like, but bear in mind that you won’t look exactly like your favourite celebrity after your procedure! We work with your facial structure and desired results to decide on how much filler to use and wear to inject it. Our therapist uses tiny amounts of filler in each spot and then massages it to create a natural looking result.
Our cheek and chin enhancements can help make your cheekbones look more prominent as well as helping to define a more diminutive jaw line and lifting the cheeks to give a youthful effect.
Straight after the procedure your face may feel slightly puffy but this subsides and you will see the final result within 3 to 4 weeks. Remember not to touch your face or apply makeup for at least 6 hours after the treatment to prevent infection and try to sleep on your back for a few nights. You will soon be able to enjoy your new facial silhouette and boosted cheekbones and say ‘bye bye’ to your contour kit!
Hyperpigmentation can take many forms including freckles, patches of discolouration and certain kinds of scars and the majority of them are caused by excess melanin in the skin. If your hyperpigmentation makes you feel too self—conscious to wear revealing clothing or you find that you’re hiding behind makeup every day, we have a variety of treatments to give you more even looking skin and help to make you feel more self-confident.
The two main categories that hyperpigmentation treatments fall into are topical treatments and chemical peels.
Topical treatments include Hydroquinone, which bleaches the excess melanin in the skin and Retin-A, a prescription strength retinoid derived from Vitamin A which helps to exfoliate skin and speed up the cell renewal process.
If you want more drastic results and have the time to allow your skin to recover, we also offer the Obagi Blue system, a medium depth chemical peel that uses Tricloroacetic Acid to encourage several layers of skin to shed themselves and make way for fresh new skin. After your chemical peel your skin may look red and feel a bit tight, but this will subside and you will soon see brand new, radiant skin that is more evenly pigmented.
For some hyperpigmentation, another option to consider is IPL treatment. This is short for ‘intense pulsed light’ and involves using varying frequencies of light waves from a hand held device to cause a thermogenic reaction in the melanin in the skin. This helps to remove dark spots such as age spots and freckles and cauterise broken blood capillaries that cause spider veins and port wine stains.
After any hyperpigmentation treatment it is important that you look after your skin and use UV protection. At your initial consultation we will discuss the best course of action for your individual circumstances and afterwards we will advise you on the right aftercare procedure. If you would like to know any more about hyperpigmentation treatments or any of our other treatments, you can contact us on 0203 581 3391, our friendly, knowledgeable team are more than happy to answer any queries.
Whether your skin is greasy and unbalanced, dull and lifeless, showing the legacy of years or acne or even starting to develop fine lines, exfoliation is the key to revealing smoother, younger-looking, healthier skin. When a quick scrub isn’t quite passing muster, you can choose to have a chemical peel to remove the upper layers of the skin that are covered in dead skin cells, grease and other impurities.
At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have several types of skin peels to remove dead skin cells and impurities. We use safe, clinically-tested, carefully controlled chemicals including Trichloroacetic acid and Glycolic acid and can we can help determine the best type of skin peel for you depending on your skin type and its condition. These peels will work as superficially as the very top layer of the skin down to the middle layers, where some skin damage can reach.
Skin peels prompt these top layers of the skin peel off, removing any impurities and making the way for fresh, younger-looking new skin cells. Due to the nature of the treatment, we recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time between the treatment and any big events- remember the episode of ‘Sex and the City’ when Samantha had a skin peel RIGHT before a huge night out?! Whilst your skin is repairing itself it is important to take precautions against UV damage, which is a good habit to get into after you skin has renewed itself. There are plenty of moisturisers available with an SPF in them but when it is sunnier you will need to use a separate sunscreen as well, you can get specific ones for your face so you can protect your skin without looking greasy and whilst being able to wear makeup.
Straight after your skin peel you may feel your skin feels taught and therefore less saggy, but the real improvements come in several weeks’ time after the old skin has peeled off and the new cells start to come through. Due to the nature of the treatment, they aren’t something that you would have every week but they are fantastic for giving your skin an overhaul in the run-up to a wedding, special birthday or to boost your confidence.
To find out more about our chemical peels, go to this page of our website or contact us today on 0203 5813391.