Our Mole Removal Treatments

Moles and birthmarks can be found anywhere around the face and body and are usually harmless but can make you feel self-conscious if they are larger or in a conspicuous area. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we remove moles and birthmarks with minimal discomfort and without the need for surgery.

At our Knightsbridge based clinic we use a few different methods to remove birthmarks and moles dependent on the size, depth and location of them, these include-

  • Shave excision- removing the mole with a dermablade, leaving a very small wound that is cauterised and does not require stitches.
  • Elliptical excision- a deeper excision that is suitable for deeper moles so that they are removed completely and will not return. You may require stitches for the resulting wound which will be dissolvable or non-dissolvable.
  • Hyfrecator treatment- we use low-powered medical apparatus to directly destroy the tissue of the mole and at the same time stop any resulting bleeding. It is quick and only leaves a small superficial wound.

In a small amount of cases, moles can be linked to skin cancer. In these cases, we send a sample of your mole to a laboratory for analysis so that any abnormal cells can be detected.

As with all our treatments, you will have a free consultation where we will assess the size, location and depth of your mole and discuss suitable treatment options. It is always important to practise good aftercare so that you do not run the risk of infections or scarring, and we advise that you keep your wound clean and apply a prescribed antibiotic cream. If your mole removal has required stitches, we will schedule a follow up appointment to remove these.

If you would like to know more about mole removal at our Knightsbridge based clinic, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

 

Dermal Fillers for Frown Lines

Dermal fillers can be used for a wide range of treatments from enhancing features to hiding signs of aging and one of the ways in which we use dermal fillers at our Knightsbridge based clinic is to erase wrinkles on foreheads.

People often associate anti-wrinkle injections with Botulinum toxin, which paralyses the nerve and therefore decreases movement, but if the wrinkle is still visible when you aren’t frowning, dermal fillers may be a more suitable solution. We use high quality, synthetically created hyaluronic acid in our dermal fillers as this is naturally found in the body and hydrates and plumps the skin. We first apply a numbing agent to minimise discomfort before injecting small amounts of the sterile gel and massaging into place.

As well as plumping out frown lines on the forehead, dermal fillers can also be used to minimise the appearance of indented scars by filling them out to the level of the rest of the skin.

Dermal fillers for frown lines are not permanent but last several months, after which the solution passes harmlessly through your system as it is broken down. As well as looking natural, the procedure doesn’t require any surgical equipment or procedures, you do not need any recovery time and you will still be able to show expressions as usual.

As with all of our treatments, you will have a free consultation and we will explain proper aftercare with you. To find out more about our dermal filler treatments or to book your free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Minimising a Gummy Smile

At the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge, our highly qualified cosmetic doctor has over ten years of experience and has treated thousands of our clients with Botulinum toxin injections. As well as using this to fight wrinkles, we can also use it to fix minor complaints and imperfections, including a gummy-looking smile.

If you show more gum than you’d like to when you smile, it is because the muscles in your mouth are elevating too much so the top gum is exposed and the upper lip appears thinner, often because the muscle is hyperactive. This can make your face look slightly out of proportion, can make your upper teeth look too short and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. As with all of our treatments, we give you a free consultation where we will explore the possible results and assess your smile. Our cosmetic doctor will apply a topical numbing agent before injecting small amounts of Botulinum toxin around your mouth. This blocks some of the nerve signals in the muscle so that they move less and therefore don’t extend as much over your teeth and you should start to see the effects within 3 to 4 days.

This treatment lasts around 4 to 6 months and then you can decide if you would like a top-up treatment. We also discuss after-care during your treatment to make sure that you get the best possible results and avoid infection. If you would like to know more about Botulinum toxin as a muscle relaxant or any of our other treatments, please call us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Why Choose Semi-Permanent Makeup?

Most women wear makeup every day and spend almost an hour getting ready every morning, so it isn’t surprising that many are looking for ways to save time and effort, and a fantastic way of doing this is with semi-permanent makeup. At our Knightsbridge-based clinic we offer a range of long-lasting semi-permanent makeup treatments to help you look your best every day.

One of our popular treatments is our semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos. Using a very precise technique and high-quality pigments, we create the illusion of individual eyebrow hairs to add thickness, fill in gaps and add definition to the eyebrows. This gives great definition to your face without having to pencil your eyebrows and we carefully match the colour so that it looks natural.

We also offer semi-permanent lip liner which not only adds definition but can help make your lips appear fuller and make them look more even if you have a thinner or an uneven lip. Our semi-permanent lipstick gives the effect of colour and you can still wear makeup on top of it to change your look.

Semi-permanent makeup not only saves you time from your makeup routine, it can help to boost your confidence, make your features look more defined and symmetrical and can even help to hide small facial scars. If you are interested in our semi-permanent makeup treatments or would like to book your free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Earlobe Repair in Knightsbridge

The thinner the skin on our faces and bodies, the more delicate and susceptible to damage it is, such is the case with our earlobes which can easily become stretched, damaged and even ripped, especially if you tend to wear heavy earrings. If your ears have become stretched or damaged, we can help repair them at our Knightsbridge-based clinic.

To start the procedure, we need to freshen the wound to slightly expose the skin and make repairing the earlobe more successful. We use an anaesthetic to numb the ear and then carefully remove the top layer of skin. This allows us to reconstruct and repair the earlobe and fix them into place with small surgical stitches. The whole procedure takes approximately an hour.

You will then have a follow up appointment about two weeks after our procedure where we will remove the stitches and check how your earlobes are healing. The process is non-invasive, quick and doesn’t require major surgery or general anaesthetic so you won’t have to take any down time to recover. We recommend that you wash your hair the day before the procedure as you will need to keep the ear area dry for 3-4 days post-treatment and you must keep the area clean and dry using saline solution. It will take approximately 6 months for your earlobes to fully heal and you can have them pierced again after then if you wish.

If you would like to know more about earlobe repair at our London-based clinic or would like to book an appointment, please contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Skin Rejuvenation with the Sculptra Liquid Facelift

Filler treatments can be an effective solution to lines and wrinkles, but there can be drawbacks and many of them are permanent so if you aren’t happy with the results or your face changes again, you need to get further treatments to correct them. At The London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge we offer the Sculptra Liquid Facelift to plump and smooth wrinkles all around the face without any invasive treatments as an alternative.

The Sculptra Liquid Facelift involves precisely injecting poly-l-lactic acid, a substance that has been used for over 25 years in surgical operations, as a volumising agent and to stimulate collagen production, which is needed to give the skin its elasticity. As with all our treatments, you will have a free consultation beforehand where we will assess the condition of your skin and discuss what areas require treatment and how much of the product will be used.

The treatment is non-invasive and requires no general anaesthetic or surgical equipment but we will apply a topical numbing agent to minimise discomfort. The Sculptra solution is then injected into the areas that you would like treated by our doctor and gently massaged into place. The treatment takes around 30 minutes and you should start to notice results after around six weeks. We recommend two or three sessions of the Sculptra Liquid Facelift, depending on the condition of your skin. As well as adding volume to your skin, it stimulates collagen production so your skin continues to repair itself.

Your results will last for approximately two years and the solution will harmlessly pass through your system as it is broken down. You can then decide if you would like the treatment repeatedly. We can treat many areas around the face including nose to mouth lines, the forehead and even on deep scars.

If you would like to know more about this treatment or would like to book a consultation at our Knightsbridge-based clinic, please contact us and speak with a member of our team.

Skin Rejuvenation with the Ellipse IPL System

It’s really important to get enough sunshine for vitamin D and to boost our mood but too much UV exposure can lead to premature aging and other skin imperfections such as age spots and redness. We use Ellipse IPL skin rejuvenation treatment at the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge to help reverse the signs of aging and make skin look more evenly pigmented.

IPL treatment, short for intense pulsed light, involves using various different wavelengths of light on the skin. This is absorbed by the skin and has various effects including stimulating collagen production and breaking down areas of excess melanin (the pigment in the skin) so that age spots and freckles start to disappear. Depending on the area that is being treated and the condition of the skin, you may need up to 6 sessions of our IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, each spaced 4 weeks apart. We will discuss this at your free consultation. The end result is skin that is smoother, more elastic and is more evenly pigmented.

IPL treatments work best on lighter skin tones and we recommend that you avoid sunbeds and use a SPF of at least 30 to avoid any damage to your skin post-treatment. The treatment can make your skin feel a bit tight and hot afterwards but you can apply aloe vera gel to help soothe it. If you would like to know more about our IPL skin rejuvenation treatment or book your free consultation, call us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Kenalog Injections for Hay Fever Relief

Hay fever is one of the most common allergies in the UK and can really put a dampener on the summer months. As well as sneezing, it can also cause a sore, itchy throat, a blotchy face, running eyes and congestion. At the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge we now offer Kenalog hay fever injections to relieve hay fever sufferers of their symptoms.

Kenalog injections are a form of corticosteroid that contains triamcinolone. As the symptoms of hay fever are caused by the body releasing histamines and other inflammatory chemicals as a reaction to pollen and seasonal allergens, the triamcinolone suppresses this and the effects last for the entire pollen season.

Prior to your treatment you will have a free consultation with us where we will discuss your medical background, the severity of your hay fever and the possible results. The Kenalog hay fever treatment is injected into one of your buttocks as it is an intra-muscle injection and we advise that you keep the area clean and do not touch the needle entry point for four hours post-treatment. This is to minimise any risk of infection.

To avoid the risk of any complications, we do ask that you are open with us about any medical history such as diabetes or cold sores. If you suffer from hay fever but find that traditional medication is not having an effect or are tired of taking hay fever medication every day, contact us today and book your free consultation for our Kenalog hay fever treatment.

 

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Botulinum Toxin Injections to Stop Sweating

When we think of Botulinum toxin injections, we often think of smoothing out wrinkles on our face, but it can actually have a lot of other functions, including helping us treat excessive sweating. When the weather gets warmer, excess sweating can make people feel uncomfortable and limit the clothing and activities that they enjoy.

Botulinum toxin injections is a very effective treatment for excessive sweating that FDA approved , the treatment stops excess sweating by blocking the chemical signals sent to the sweat glands; if they don’t receive the message to produce sweat, then they don’t produce any. The procedure is relatively quick and is non-invasive but we can apply a topical numbing agent to minimise any discomfort. As well as being used under the arms, we can use this treatment on the hands, feet, forehead and the scalp. Once we have administered the Botulinum toxin into the area you would like treated, you are free to go home but we advise not to rub the area for about 4 hours post-treatment and avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. You will start to notice the difference after 1 to 2 weeks and the effects will last for around 6 months. We recommend that you visit us for a top-up treatment.

Our anti-sweat injections are a fast and effective way of making you feel cool and fresh during the warmer months and giving you a confidence. You no longer have to worry about unpleasant odours in your shoes, sweaty palms when you shake people’s hands or unsightly sweat patches on your clothes.

To find out more about our treatments or to book a free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of the team.

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The Vampire Facelift at The London Cosmetic Clinic

At the London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge we love staying on top of all the latest trends in the world of beauty and skincare so we can deliver the best treatments and products to you. One such treatment, enjoyed by celebrity Kim Kardashian, is our “Vampire facelift” which involves using the client’s own blood to help make the skin look and feel younger.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or a “Vampire facelift” is used in other areas such as sport medicine to improve wound healing and utilises the growth factors in blood platelets. The treatment is non-invasive, scalpel free and is completely chemical free. A small amount of blood, usually between 40ml to 360 ml, is removed from the client and then treated in centrifuge, so is spun around at an extremely fast pace until the blood separates into is components. At our clinic, we use the Angel PRP system to separate the concentrated platelets from blood. The system is one of the most latest advanced machines that could process much more amount of blood than the other system which could process only 10-40 ml, and as a result provides more amount of platelet rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected into the chosen areas and the growth factors in it encourage the cells surrounding that area to multiply in number, so the skin appears plumper and more volumised and collagen product is encouraged. As well as improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment can also effectively help promote hair growth and reverse minor scar damage and other skin imperfections.

The treatment takes between 60-90 minutes and prior to this we will remove any makeup, use an antiseptic wipe to minimise any risk of infection and apply a topical numbing agent. We advise that you stay hydrated and eat well before your appointment so that it is easier for your blood to be withdrawn. The treatment can be used over the body, including the décolletage, backs of hands and knees, as well as your face and at your consultation we can discuss what areas you would like treated and determine how many sessions you will require.

If you would like to know more about the Vampire facelift or would like to book your free consultation, contact us today and speak with a member of our team.

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