Non-Invasive Treatments & Dermatology Grade Facials™
“All of our non-invasive treatments are carried out by Medical Aestheticians, who are continuously trained alongside our Dermatologists – unheard of in the industry!”
Dr Stefanie, MD, Dermatologist®
At European Dermatology London we have set out to revolutionize the world of non-invasive treatments. Our lead Dermatologist Dr Stefanie has developed a range of highly effective, yet deeply relaxing treatments for you, which will not only greatly improve the appearance of your skin, but also support your long-term skin health. Please find below details about our core treatments. All of our non-invasive treatments are completely bespoke however, and tailored to your skin’s individual needs on the day. Also – don’t worry, if you can’t decide, which treatment might be best for you. Your therapist will assess your skin on the day and advise accordingly.
Our non-invasive treatments are performed by specially trained Aestheticians.All of our Medical Aestheticians benefit from rigorous training alongside our Dermatologists, in addition to completing their Beauty Therapy degrees. They have a wealth of expertise in obtaining and maintaining youthful, healthy-looking skin and are also trained to recognise troubled skin and work with our Dermatologists to treat it.
Our non-invasive treatments are not to be confused with High Street or Spa Facials!
Many of our treatments incorporate the innovative ‘HydraFacial’ device,a unique microdermabrasion procedure combining advanced microdermabrasion(‘hydradermabrasion) with exfoliation, gentle peel, painless extractions, deep hydration, and advanced antioxidant protection. Lymphatic drainage massages are also an integral part of our non-invasive treatments. This technique encourages lymph fluid to flow more easily and do its job of carrying away toxins. A lymphatic drainage massage reduces facial swelling and fluid retention, decongests and purifies the skin.
Our Medical Aestheticians can also advise on your ideal daily skincare regime, perform highly effective regenerative procedures such as growth factor needling, treat stretch marks and soften ‘goose-bump’ like skin on the upper arms (keratosis pilaris).
The London Pollution Protector
Our skin is under increasing stress as a result of exposure to harmful free radicals on a daily basis, not only from sun exposure, but also urban pollution. Scientific studies have confirmed that both play an important role in premature skin ageing (i.e. wrinkling and irregular pigmentation). Urban pollution has even been revealed to increase the risk of certain skin diseases such as eczema, other rashes, hives and even infectious skin diseases. Yet pollution protection is seldom talked about.
We love London with all our heart, but according to recent research report, London is unfortunately the area with the worst air pollution in the entire UK. In order to protect the skin from urban aggressors and help the skin to stay beautiful and healthy, we have developed ‘The London Pollution Protector’, a special non-invasive treatment for men and women in the city.
Many of the aggressors present in urban pollution can actually penetrate into our skin’s pores and a recent study has shown that normal cleansing does not remove them adequately. So while your skin is primed for repair at night, it can’t perform that function properly, as it is still confronted with all those nasties from the polluted air. So over night, free radical damage carries on, at a time, when the skin should not be attacked by excess free radicals, but should rest and repair itself.
This new treatment London’s most advanced anti-pollution treatment, based on removing ‘sticky’ pollution left-overs not only from the skin surface, but also gently flushing out your pores. After this has been done, we then mega-instill the skin in a multi-step procedure (you will be surprised how many steps there are!) with a completely unique high-grade anti-oxidant cocktail.
This cocktail not only contains a couple of key antioxidants, but a powerful blend of numerous symbiotic antioxidants (put together by our lead dermatologist Dr Stefanie after extensive research into pollution effects and antioxidants).
The antioxidant blend works in concert and performs a number of different tasks:
a) They protect the water-loving (´hydrophilic´) parts of our skin by supplementing them with hydrophilic antioxidants
b) They protect the lipid-loving (lipophilic) parts of our skin by supplementing them with lipophilic antioxidants
c) They protect from generation of so-called secondary free radicals (i.e. ´chain-reaction´ free radicals, which are produced by the initial set of free radicals)
d) They even stimulate a whole host of your skin’s own antioxidant pool, including some enzymatic antioxidants, whose molecular structure is too large to be able to penetrate from the outside.
In addition to all these, the treatment also benefits from all important key functions of Dermatology Grade Facials™: advanced microdermabrasion (‘hydradermabrasion’), exfoliation, extractions, detoxing lymphatic drainage massage and increasing microcirculation with improved oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin. We will finish the treatment with an oral dose of organic phycocyanin & polyphenol antioxidants and a host of other skin-boosting compounds.
This very special treatment not only protects your skin from the negative effects of living in London, but you will also leave the clinic with skin feeling incredibly fresh and glowing. Dr Stefanie considers it crucial to protect your skin by attending the treatment once every 4-6 weeks as well as using the correct home products if you live in an urban area like London.
The Supreme Age Decelerator
The Rolls-Royce of non-invasive treatments to transform your complexion! Helps to turn back the clock and fight visible signs of skin ageing. This Dermatologist-developed rejuvenation treatment gives your skin an amazing ´freshen-up´ and reduces visible signs of ageing.
A world first– the entire Supreme Age Decelerator is performed under state-of-the-art clinical brainwave optimization! While one of our Medical Aestheticians will be working on your face, you will be listening to deeply relaxing, cutting edge sound technologies. This will support you in sinking into a highly beneficial hypnotic state that encourages cellular regeneration and rejuvenation.
The unique abstract sounds (unlike anything your ear has ever heard before) will in fact encourage your brain to go into blissful alpha, theta and delta brainwaves. We experience highly beneficial alpha frequencies in that very pleasant half-awake/half-asleep state preceding sleep, where things forgotten are often remembered, new insights and ideas arise and so on. Theta waves are the brainwaves you naturally enter when experiencing a hypnotic state. Delta waves are sleep brainwaves known to support cell repair and regeneration.
The therapeutic meditation you will be experiencing is a perfect complement to the hands-on work on your skin. Both act in perfect synergy to help reduce stress hormone release, support deep relaxation and encourage repair and regeneration on a cellular level, ultimately supporting skin health and longevity.
But let’s get back to explaining what the actual Facial involves…
Using the unique HydraFacial machine your skin is cleansed, exfoliated and impurities gently extracted. The treatment also includes an advanced form of microdermabrasion (´hydradermabrasion´).
A light glycolic peel with alpha- and beta hydroxy acids is performed and an intensive oxygenating mask applied afterwards. While you are relaxing with the mask, we ´connect´ you to a clever device, which is proven to further improve your skin’s microcirculation (for many hours!). With improved microcirculation, your skin is better supplied with oxygen and nutrients.
This is followed by a high-tech infusion of a potent peptide complex. A super-charged antioxidant serum is deeply infused with the help of our HydraFacial device followed by a detoxing lymphatic drainage massage. The treatment session is completed with a relaxing mask of native collagen biomatrix and hyaluronic acid to sooth and deeply hydrate. This sheet is so pure in fact that a similar product is even used in burns victims as a skin substitute.
Our Ultimate Anti-Ageing Facial intensively helps to boost the skin’s collagen metabolism and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin firmness, tone and texture. You will leave the clinic with skin feeling fresh, smooth and lifted.
The Fit Skin Forever Facilitator
A skin maintenance plan every man and woman should join. This supports long-term skin health and helps to keep your skin looking beautiful whatever your age.
To keep your body fit and healthy, join the gym – to maintain your skin’s health and vitality, join our ‘Fit Skin Forever’ program. This treatment program is designed to maintain your skin in optimal condition long-term, keep ageing at bay and allow you to look beautiful and radiant at any age. Healthy skin is happy skin! This is a completely non-invasive maintenance plan everybody should join to keep up their skin’s regeneration efforts.
The treatment combines a special deep cleansing, exfoliation, advanced microdermabrasion, painless extraction of impurities, gentle peel, hydration and intense antioxidant protection using the ‘HydraFacial’ machine. Amongst other things, the ‘Fit Skin Forever’ Facial also includes a special lymphatic drainage massage to help drain away toxins and ‘de-puff’ your skin. The regenerative treatment will leave your skin looking radiant and visibly firmer for a beautifully healthy and fresh appearance. For best effects, this treatment should be done every 4-6 weeks.
The Intense Brown Spot Minimiser
This non-invasive treatment will soften irregular pigmentation, brighten your complexion and give your skin the ultimate glow. Our anti-pigmentation treatment helps reverse the ravages of chronic sun exposure such as mottled pigmentation and other forms of uneven skin tone such as melasma (´mask of pregnancy´).
After a thorough cleansing the treatment starts with a bespoke anti-pigment peel, which combines effective skin brightening, anti-inflammatory and gentle peeling agents. High potency tyrosinase inhibitors (tryrosinase is a crucial enzyme for pigment production) reduce excess melanin production in the skin,while peeling hydroxy acids gently resurface the skin to accelerate the shedding of existing pigment. A subsequent soothing high-grade Vitamin C mask continues to help fight free radicals and oxidativestress in the skin. Free radical generation is greatly involved in the production of excess pigment. We complete the ritual with application of a high-grade antioxidant serum and a silky sun protection moisturizer and lymphatic drainage massage.
This treatment is recommended to be performed six times in 7 to 10-day intervals and will be combined with an effective home care regime (home care products to be purchased separately). This combination approach will leave your skin fresher and with a visibly more even skin tone, while at the same time reducing pore size and the appearance of fine lines.
It is extremely important to combine any treatment for pigmentation with a broad-spectrum sun protection product of SPF 30-50, which we will recommend on an individual basis. Remember – a single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment!
Removal of milia (´milk spots´)
Milia are harmless, very common lesions affecting all ages. They appear as small, deep seeded, white, hard bumps on the face, often on the upper cheeks and around the eyes.
Milia are tiny, superficial cysts filled with keratin material (skin protein), not pus as it might appear. They can appear individually or in large numbers and although they are benign and have no other symptoms, patients often request their removal for cosmetic reasons. Milia will come out much more easily, if your skin has been pre-treated and softened prior to the extractions. For that reason, please book a Fit Skin Forever Facilitator treatment, within which one of our Medical Aestheticians can easily and painlessly remove most facial milia. Depending on the number of milia you have, you might need more than one session. For very stubborn milia, you might need a procedure called ACP.
The Acne / Rosacea Assassinator
These specialist clinical treatments help clear breakouts, while keeping your skin young and beautiful looking. Your therapist will decide together with you on the day, which treatment is most suitable for your skin. Great for adults and teenagers!
Acne. Help diminish your acne and prevent scaring, so you can face the future with clear, beautiful skin. This deep pore cleansing, clarifying and anti-inflammatory treatment is the perfect treatment to combat spots and breakouts.
It reduces five important contributing factors for acne:
- Excess sebum/oil production
- Over production and accumulation of keratin (dead skin material)
- Clogged pores with trapped oil underneath
- Bacterial growth
The acne treatment begins with a deep pore cleansing and gentle exfoliation of the skin to remove dead cell debris, followed by thorough comedone (‘blackheads & whiteheads’) extractions. A clarifying and soothing mask is then applied. In order to reduce acne bacteria, decrease skin oiliness and tighten pores, your skin is ´bathed´ in blue LED light, followed by application of a light moisturizer. In non-inflammatory acne, a lymphatic drainage massage completes the session.
To intensify treatment of congested skin and enlarged pores in oily, spot-prone skin, we can also add a ´HydraFacial´ treatment in your Acne Facial, leaving a beautifully clear and fine complexion. This includes an advanced microdermabrasion (´HydraDermabrasion´) and light peel. However, we can only ´upgrade´ you to our advanced Acne Facial, once your inflammatory acne lesions (papules and pustules) have started to settle.
Once your breakouts are cleared, we can go on and treat potential scaring, for example with a highly effective course of Growth Factor Needling (see Aesthetic Dermatology – Improving Skin Surface & Texture). However, acne scaring should only be tackled, when all active acne has settled (i.e. you don’t get spots and pimples any longer).
Rosacea (´Couperose´). Say no to spots and red bumps beyond teenage-hood! This clarifying and calming treatment helps to alleviate rosacea and its associated symptoms including papules, pustules and facial redness.
At the beginning of this treatment, your skin is thoroughly cleansed and any impurities gently extracted. This is followed by application of a bespoke mask depending on your skin’s condition that day. While you are relaxing with the mask, we ‘connect’ you to an innovative device, which is proven to improve your skin’s microcirculation. The mask is followed by a specialist rosacea lymphatic drainage massage to help reduce lymph fluid congestion, puffiness and flush away toxins as in patients suffering with rosacea, the skin’s microcirculation and lymphatic drainage can be impaired. Finally red and blue LED light is used to calm inflammation and reduce unwanted bacteria. Both men and women will benefit (as with all of our non-invasive treatments!).
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