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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Dermal Fillers for Frown Lines

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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Skin Rejuvenation with the Ellipse IPL System

Sometimes the best way of improving your skin is to encourage it to heal itself, which is what our chemical-free, surgery-free dermaroller treatments do. The dermaroller is a hand-held device with a barrel covered in tiny needles which is simply rolled across your skin in various directions and can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as acne scars, stretch marks and general dullness in the skin. Also known as micro-needling, the needles of the dermaroller come in various lengths depending on what kind of skin complaint we are using them for and can be used over the body as well as the face.

Prior to the treatment, we apply a numbing cream to minimise discomfort which takes about half an hour to take effect. As the needles are rolled over your face, they make tiny column shaped punctures, about 1-2mm deep, which close very quickly. This slight damage to the skin kickstarts the skin’s natural healing process and stimulates collagen production so the skin starts to repair scar tissue and fine lines are plumped out. It may take up to 6 weeks to start seeing the improvement in your skin but the treatment also boosts blood circulation so your skin will look fresher and brighter.

Straight after treatment your skin may feel slightly tender, as if it has been sunburned so we advise that you only wash it with tepid water for 48 hours post-treatment. We recommend that you have 3 treatment sessions for skin rejuvenation and 5-6 for scar reduction, each spaced 6 weeks apart, but this will also be discussed during your free consultation.

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

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Using the Dermaroller for Skin Rejuvenation

The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate on the body, which also means that it is prone to fine lines and thinning with age, leaving the area looking dark and sunken. The area under the eyes, known as the tear trough, can be revitalised with the use of dermal fillers if makeup isn’t quite doing the job.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we use the best quality products available on the market for our injectable dermal fillers. In the case of tear troughs, we tend to use synthetically-created hyaluronic acid to add volume and moisture to the area. Hyaluronic acid is a compound naturally found in the body and we use synthetically created hyaluronic acid in a sterile gel that is completely free of animal or human DNA but still has the same effects as the hyaluronic acid created by the body and is both biocompatible and biodegradable.

Prior to your treatment, you will have a free, non-obligation consultation with our experienced specialist doctor where they will assess the condition of your skin. During this consultation your doctor will also determine the amount of the product required for your desired results and will discuss aftercare treatment with you. The product is injected using cannulas, blunted needles that have a lower risk of bruising or injecting into blood vessels, and is then massaged into place to give a smooth, even result. As the hyaluronic acid adds volume, this makes the skin plumper and lifts it so that it isn’t as close to the blood vessels and therefore the under-eye area does not look as dark and the eyes lose any sunken appearance they have.

As the treatment is non-surgical, you will not have to undergo any general anaesthetic or take time out for recovery time, there is also no risk of scarring or stitches. You will notice a difference straight away and the effects last for around 12 months. After then you can decide whether or not you would like the treatment repeated.

To find out more about our dermal fillers for the under-eye area or any of our other treatments, call us today and speak to a member of our team or drop us an email.

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Dermal Fillers for the Under-eye Area

If you have uneven skin tone,dark pigmentation the beginnings of fine lines, open pores or dull, lifeless skin, the best course of action can be to undertake deep exfoliation in the form of a skin peel. One of the skin peel treatments that we offer at the London Cosmetic Clinic is the Obagi Nu-Derm system, a range of prescription strength products that help repair the skin at a cellular level, erase signs of premature aging and speed up the skin’s renewal process.

The Obagi Nu-Derm system was developed by renowned dermatologist Dr Zein E.Obagi in 1988 and, due to its strength and the importance of correct application, it can only be administered by clinics with a special license. The products are carefully administered to ensure that the right pH level is achieved and that the best possible results are obtained. As with all of our treatments, you will have a free consultation first so we can assess the condition of your skin and discuss your desired results.

The first phase of the treatment involves using the products to remove the top few layers of skin. It penetrates the skin and encourages it to shed its top layers, taking along impurities and signs of damage with it. You may notice that your skin feels tighter and slightly itchy during this phase. This first stage lasts approximately 6 to 8 weeks but you may start to notice a difference within 4 to 6 weeks. As the skin produces new skin cells, it also produces more collagen and elastin and is more evenly pigmented, so your skin is smoother, bouncier and flawless looking.

During treatment, we recommend that you use an SPF of at least 30 and avoid excess UV exposure as this can damage the skin further. We also prescribe an aftercare routine so you get the best possible results and your skin continues to look younger and more even. To find out more about the Obagi Nu-Derm System or any of our other anti-aging treatments, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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The Obagi Nu-Derm System for Age Revera

If you have uneven skin tone,dark pigmentation the beginnings of fine lines, open pores or dull, lifeless skin, the best course of action can be to undertake deep exfoliation in the form of a skin peel. One of the skin peel treatments that we offer at the London Cosmetic Clinic is the Obagi Nu-Derm system, a range of prescription strength products that help repair the skin at a cellular level, erase signs of premature aging and speed up the skin’s renewal process.

The Obagi Nu-Derm system was developed by renowned dermatologist Dr Zein E.Obagi in 1988 and, due to its strength and the importance of correct application, it can only be administered by clinics with a special license. The products are carefully administered to ensure that the right pH level is achieved and that the best possible results are obtained. As with all of our treatments, you will have a free consultation first so we can assess the condition of your skin and discuss your desired results.

The first phase of the treatment involves using the products to remove the top few layers of skin. It penetrates the skin and encourages it to shed its top layers, taking along impurities and signs of damage with it. You may notice that your skin feels tighter and slightly itchy during this phase. This first stage lasts approximately 6 to 8 weeks but you may start to notice a difference within 4 to 6 weeks. As the skin produces new skin cells, it also produces more collagen and elastin and is more evenly pigmented, so your skin is smoother, bouncier and flawless looking.

During treatment, we recommend that you use an SPF of at least 30 and avoid excess UV exposure as this can damage the skin further. We also prescribe an aftercare routine so you get the best possible results and your skin continues to look younger and more even. To find out more about the Obagi Nu-Derm System or any of our other anti-aging treatments, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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The Obagi Nu-Derm System

Your eyes can be the biggest indicator of your age and, as the skin surrounding the eyes is the thinnest of the entire body, it is more susceptible to premature aging. The tear through, directly underneath your eyes, can start to look hollow and sunken and can develop dark circles as the skin ages and loses its elasticity. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can improve the appearance of the under eye area with the use of Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body and gives skin smoothness and plumpness by retaining water. We use a synthetically created Hyaluronic acid that is free from any animal or human products, is biocompatible and biodegradable and acts in the exact same way as the Hyaluronic acid found in the skin. This is injected into the under eye area in small amounts and then massaged into place.
As well as plumping out fine lines and wrinkles and making the tear trough of the eye look less sunken, our dermal fillers can also reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles as it creates a small cushion between the uppermost layers of the skin and the veins and thus they are less visible.
Our dermal filler treatments are non-invasive and do not require general anaesthetic or down time for recovery but we can use a numbing cream at the start of the treatment to minimise discomfort and recommend that you do not touch the treated area afterwards and avoid strenuous exercise for the following 24 hours. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a great way of subtly rejuvenating the eye area without resorting to drastic surgery. If you would like to make your eyes look fresh and youthful, contact us today and book your free consultation.

 

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Dermal Fillers for the Under Eye Area

Even when we take care of our faces and bodies our hands can still show the signs of premature aging and appear much younger than you are. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can make your
hands look youthful again with the use of high quality dermal fillers.

There are two main fillers that we use on the hands and they both have different effects. The first is Juvederm which is based on synthetically­created, biocompatible Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic
acid is a compound that is naturally found in the skin and attracts water so, when used on the skin, it makes it more moisturised and regain its bounce. This can help improve the appearance of
crepey looking skin on the backs of the hands. The other dermal filler used is Radiesse, which contains tiny beads of calcium hydroxylapatite in a gel. This is injected as a ball and then massaged into

the grooves of your hands to provide a ‘scaffolding’ in boney, sinewy hands that have lost their fat padding. This also encourages the skin to produce more collagen so the condition of the skin is                                                 improved. The effects last up to 2 years.

Prior to your treatment we will numb the area to minimise any discomfort and afterwards you will not have to take any down time to recover but we do recommend that you keep the area clean
with plain water and avoid products like perfumed soap and hand cream to avoid irritation. You should also avoid vitamin E, arnica, St.John’s wort and aspirin and ibuprofen to avoid swelling. If
you would like younger looking hands and are considering Juvederm or Radiesse treatments, contact us today to book your free consultation.

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Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers
Lip Enhancement Treatments

A lot of us dream of full, well-defined lips but have either lost shape and definition due to age or never had plump lips due to genetics. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have non-invasive treatment options to give you the lips you’ve always wanted.

We use top quality Juvederm and Restylane fillers to add volume to lips and defining the borders of them and the Cupid’s bow so that their shape is enhanced. This technique can also be used to balance out uneven lips and smooth and fill lines around the lips such as marionette folds and ‘smoker’s lines’. The dermal fillers we use are biocompatible and based on Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body so they are highly unlikely to cause a reaction and give long-lasting but not permanent results.

As your lips are a very sensitive area, we numb them before the treatment starts. We then use small, precise injections of the filler to give results that are both natural-looking and noticeably better. Your lips may appear bruised or swollen straight after treatment but this will subside. Whilst the treatment does not cause cold sores, it can trigger them if you are already prone to breakouts so make sure you take any necessary medication for them.

To find out more about our lip enhancement treatments or to book a free consultation, call us today to speak to a member of our team.

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Lip Enhancement Treatments
Eyebrow Lifting

Even with cleverly applied makeup, our eyes can really give away our age, especially if the eyebrows have begun to droop. At the London Cosmetic Clinic, we have two treatment options to lift your eyebrows and make your eyes look youthful without a false, frozen look.

The first treatment option is Botulinum toxin injection to relax the muscles that pull your browns down and enhance the function of the muscle that pull your browns up. This is a minimal invasive treatment involving a series of small needle injections. Your skin may appear swollen or slightly red after the treatment for 10 mins but this will subside and we simply advise that you try not to rub at the area whilst it is healing. The final result is wide awake eyes with lifted brows that still have character and expression.The treatment lasts between four to six months and you can choose to have a top-up treatment after four months if you so wish. We only use top quality products and our practitioners have years of experience.

The second treatment option is the PDO thread lift which involves the injection of absorbable thread under your skin to lift the eyebrow. An injection of anaesthetic prior the treatment will help reduce discomfort. The result is immediate with some down time of 2-3 days swelling and bruising. The result generally lasts up to 2 years.

To find out more about our eyebrow lifting Botulinum toxin injections and PDO thread facelifts, or to arrange a free consultation, please feel free to contact us.

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Eyebrow Lifting