Skin imperfections such as moles and cysts can appear anywhere on the body which, although harmless the majority of the time, can make you feel self-conscious and harm your self-esteem. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have a range of treatments to remove these with minimal scarring.
Like all of our treatments, we give a free consultation to assess the severity of the mole, cyst or skin tag and determine the best course of action. We may send a sample of it to a laboratory for histology testing so any abnormal cells can be detected early but in the vast majority of occasions skin imperfections are harmless.
The main types of treatment are-
Hyfrecater treatment- A low-powered piece of medical apparatus that destroys tissue. This only takes a few minutes and is used for a variety of purposes including the removal of warts, moles and skin tags.
Shave excision- Most often used on moles and skin tags, this involves using a dermablade to shave the mole from the skin. It leaves a small superficial wound but does not require any stitches. We cauterise the area to control any bleeding and healing only takes a week or two.
Ellipse excision- This is usually used on cysts and deep moles as it involves making an incision to remove them completely. We close the wound with stitches and the treatment takes around 20-30 minutes.
Prior to treatment we will administer a local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure and afterwards will discuss aftercare. If you take care of the area correctly there will be absolutely minimal scarring, if any. Contact us today if you have a mole, wart or other skin lesion you would like to see gone so you can show your skin with confidence.
Even with regular exfoliation and a good skincare regime, sometimes our skin needs extra refreshing to help it look smooth, fresh and supple which can be achieved with a medium-level chemical peel. Whilst superficial peels can be conducted with the use of retinol A and mild natural acids, we can give more radical results with the Obagi skincare system. The Obagi system rejuvenates skin and can reduce hyperpigmentation as well as reversing the signs of premature aging and UV damage.
Developed by dermatologist Dr.Zein Obagi, the Obagi Nu Derm system is a carefully balanced mixture of chemicals that encourage the skin to shed several of its outermost layers to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. There are imitation products on the internet but as it is prescription strength it is important that it is supplied and applied by a licensed professional such as our practitioner.
Before treatment begins you have a free consultation to assess the condition of your skin and your desired results. Due to the nature of the treatment your skin will be more vulnerable to UV damage so it is crucial that you use an SPF of at least 35 following it. For about 6 to 8 weeks your skin will shed its top layers and reveal fresh, new skin which is more even, smoother and more supple.
To find out more about the Obagi Skincare system or to book your free consultation, contact us today.
Even with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise you can still have pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t shift, often caused by hormones or genetics. Previously the only solution would have been liposuction which only empties fat cells, meaning they can be refilled, and leaves painful scars. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have the amazing Aqualyx treatment to melt away fat without the use of invasive treatment and without scarring.
Aqualyx is an injectable solution of Sodium deoxycholate which liquifies fat so it can be flushed out by the liver and lymphatic system. It has been used since 2009 and can be used by both men and women in areas where fat is hard to shift such as saddlebags and the inner thighs. The procedure involves a series of injections to send the medication into the fat cells and immediately break them down. Following the injection, a gentle ultrasound is applied on the treated areas to help the Aqualyx solution to better penetrate and break down the fat cells, and this is repeated after 3 or 4 weeks. The area may feel slightly tender and swollen straight afterwards but this will soon fade away and the procedure does not cause any scarring.
Aqualyx delivers fantastic results for those stubborn pockets of fat that you cannot get rid of. Instead of trying to hide your body on the beach with sarongs and kaftans, you can show it off with pride. If you would like some help achieving the body of your dreams, contact us today to book a consultation.