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

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. 

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Mole and Cyst Removal Solutions

Many people of all ages suffer from acne and whilst a healthy diet and good skincare regime can help, the major underlying cause is hormones. When too much of the hormone androgen is products by the body it causes the sebaceous glands to produce too much oil which then blocks hair follicles in the skin. This can result in blackheads, whiteheads and, in some cases, cysts. Acne can clear up with age and with a good skincare regime but sometimes it can take a lot longer to go and can even cause scarring. At  The London Cosmetic Clinic we use the Ellipse IPL system for a number of purposes including the removal of the most severe types of acne.

IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light and it has a number of different effects on the body as the varying wave lengths react with pigment in the skin. It treats acne in two ways; firstly, it causes a photodynamic reaction and releases a free radical singular oxygen molecule that destroys acne-causing bacteria. Secondly, the absorbed light heats the capillaries and reduces blood flow to the sebaceous glands, meaning that they produce less oil and therefore less acne.

The Ellipse IPL system works on three of the most severe types of acne-

Acne Rosacea- an inflammation of the skin on the face, neck and chest that gives a ruddy complexion and causes soreness. It can start with flushes then gradually worsen to permanent redness.

Acne Vulgaris- spots, blackheads and lesions caused by blocked glands. This is the most typical form of acne.

Acne Conglobata- pustules and inflamed bumps on the back, buttocks and chest. These can be painful as well as leading to bacterial infections and scarring.

If you have any of these types of acne, book a consultation so we can assess your skin for its suitability and give you an obligation free patch test. Prior to treatment we recommend that you use a medicinal acne cream such as Differin or Redap and avoid excess sun exposure for 30 days. After the treatment your skin may feel slightly red and sore but this will subside as the skin heals itself and again you must avoid sun exposure for 30 days. It is recommended that you use an SPF of at least 30 and continue to use the acne cream to get rid of any remaining bacteria.

Ellipse IPL treatment can help to clear acne in as little as 4 sessions and reduce the risk of scarring and infections. Once you have completed your course of sessions, you will have visibly clearer, smoother skin and it is important that you keep up a good skincare regime and protect your skin from excess sun exposure.

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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Removing Acne with IPL Treatment