In recent years the number of cosmetic surgery treatments has decreased as new methods of non surgical treatment have increased significantly. A wide range of options is now available to those who want to look younger but without the risks and in some cases obvious signs of surgery. We look at a number of these treatments offered at West London Dermatology Centre.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Now well established these injectable procedures are the most popular in the non surgical market. In 2002 the US FDA approved botox for cosmetic use following extensive clinical studies and it is now widely used throughout the world. The injection contains a very small amount of toxin that locally weakens the muscle in the face to soften frown lines and wrinkles with a remarkable smoothing effect on the skin.
Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvedem are used where collagen levels have depleted to ‘refill’ and plump the skin, also smoothing out lines and wrinkles. A skilled doctor can achieve impressive results to restore a more youthful appearance to the face with these treatments.
Lasers and Intense Pulsed light
A less invasive approach is the use of laser or Intense pulsed light. The Regenlite laser at West London Dermatology Centre has been proven to increase collagen production by 192% after just two sessions. The treatment itself is non invasive and without any side effects. It delivers a very natural result as it promotes increase growth of your own collagen . As a result the effect can be long lasting.
Intense Pulsed Light on the other hand delivers rapid flashes of light to the surface of the skin to target broken veins and pigmentation. It can effectively remove these brown and red spots to leave a more even skin tone and complexion.
Microdermabrasion and Skin Peels
Exfoliating the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin can be achieved by either mechanical exfoliation using diamonds or crystals or by a fruit acid peel. Different strengths of treatment can be chosen to suit your skin type. This level of exfoliation leaves the skin surface smooth and promotes accelerated turnover of skin cells allowing new fresh more youthful skin to the surface. It can also help clear out congestions in the pores.
The Fusion Facial system at West London Dermatology Centre combines Diamond exfoliation, ultrasoninc infusion of Hyaluronic acid and low level laser for collagen production to deliver immediate rejuvenating results in a one hour relaxing facial treatment.
Medical Grade skincare contains high levels of active ingredients that deliver results. Formulated to target specific skin concerns such as acne, ageing and pigmentation the correct regimen and skincare can on its own achieve remarkable results restoring the skins health and vitality for a more radiant and youthful appearance.
The Skinova range at West London Dermatology Centre contains high levels of antioxidants. Peptides, marine enzymes vitamins and fruit acids but without the harmful elements such as parabens, chemicals, sulphates and preservatives that you find in other skincare. As a result these powerful products can be used on the most sensitive skin.
Often optimal results are achieved by a combination of the above and the experienced team at West London Dermatology Centre can advice an appropriate programme to suit your skin and your goals. Some people feel they only need to visit a Dermatology clinic if they have a problem with their skin but the contemporary approach at this clinic is for everyone who wants to look and feel good about their skin.