Scars can carry memories on our skin, for example, stretch marks from pregnancy, marks from childhood high jinks, but they can also make us feel self-conscious and unwilling to wear certain clothes. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have a range of scar removal and minimising treatments and we can help you choose the best option based on the type, location and condition of your scar.
Scars fall into different categories depending on how they were caused and their appearance, the main categories are as follows
- Keloid scars (caused by over-aggressive healing, appears shiny and raised)
- Acne scars (small pits caused by severe acne)
- Stretch marks (caused by sudden growth or weight loss, often appear during pregnancy and puberty)
- Contracture scars (often from a burn, these cause a tightening in the skin that also affects the underlying muscle)
- Hypertrophic scars (similar to keloid scars but don’t extend over the point of injury)
In some cases scars can be diminished by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen and heal itself, for example IPL treatment which can help fade red or pink scars and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Likewise our Dermaroller treatment encourages the skin to heal itself and is very effective on stretch marks.
If your scar is atrophic, i.e. dipped into the skin, we can use dermal fillers to raise it to the level of the surrounding skin whilst raised scars like keloid and hypertrophic scars can be treated with a series of corticosteroid injections.
We can perform minor surgery to improve the appearance of a scar or to release it if it is affecting the movement of a joint. This involves removing the scar tissue then closing the wound and can cause a temporary scar which will fade as the skin recovers.
In all cases we will explain the process fully and demonstrate correct aftercare to prevent infection. If you have a scar that you would like removed, please contact us today to book a free consultation.
Your eyebrows can transform the entire appearance of your face, highlighting the bone structure and enhancing other features. Not everybody has thick, lush eyebrows like Cara DeLevine due to over-plucking, hair loss or fair colourings so if you’re tired of pencilling your eyebrows every day, you can have micropigmentation treatment at the London Cosmetic Clinic to give you semi-permanent defined, attractive eyebrows.
Unlike the old method of tattooing eyebrows which left people with thick, edged brows, we use tiny amounts of pigment and work with your natural colourings and face shape to achieve a natural looking effect. Prior to your treatment we advise that you do not use eyebrow tints or hair stimulants for at least 4 weeks beforehand and avoid IPL hair removal or electrolysis in that area prior to the treatment. The procedure is quite similar to tattooing and can be uncomfortable so we apply a numbing gel before starting.
Straight after the treatment your eyebrows may look extremely dark but try not to be alarmed! As the skin recovers and the pigment settles the colour will appear around 30% to 70% lighter. You should be careful when cleaning your face after the treatment and don’t rub or pick at the area. Any redness or swelling will subside within 48 hours and you should make sure you use skin care with an SPF. If properly cared for, the final result will last for about 18 months but you can have a colour boosting session after a year.
Contact us today if you would like to know more about eyebrow micropigmentation or to book a free consultation.
Photos from Kim Kardashian’s Instagram went viral yet again when she posted a photo of herself undergoing a ‘Vampire Facelift’. This A-Lister approved anti-aging treatment involves using the patient’s own blood removed, processed and then re-injected into the skin and is available now at our clinic in Knightsbridge.
Also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, it involves using the platelets from the blood which are high in growth factors, special proteins that enable the body to heal itself. It has been used for years in surgery to boost the body’s healing power, in dentistry and to help treat burns and skin injuries. We have found that it delivers fantastic age-reversing results by plumping and smoothing lines and wrinkles.
The great advantage of this treatment is that it is completely natural as it uses the patient’s own blood and therefore has no risk of adverse side effects. Your skin may feel slightly sore straight after the treatment but this will soon subside.
To find out more about this or any of our other treatments, contact us today to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.
You can change the shape of your eyes with makeup, use makeup to make your lips appear fuller and contour your cheekbones with bronzer but it is really hard to make your nose appear different when you do not like the shape of it. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we make use of injectable fillers to reshape and build up the nose to improve its appearance whilst looking natural and without the use of invasive surgery.
We use top quality dermal fillers that are biocompatible and biodegradable and inject them very precisely in small amounts to make adjustments to the tip of the nose as well as the bridge. As well as building up flat noses, this method can be used to lift drooping tips, correct bumps in the bridge and give definition. It can also be used to restore shape and definition after unsuccessful rhinoplasty.
The obvious advantage of our non-surgical rhinoplasty is that it does not involve an invasive procedure or general anaesthetic. You are in complete control of the results and there is no ‘down time’ required afterwards. It also does not involve taking away any of your nose’s natural tissue or bone and, whilst the results last a long time, is not permanent so you can choose whether or not you want the procedure repeated.
To find out more about the benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty, please feel free to browse our website or contact us today to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.