FAQ

Anti-Wrinkle Injection (Botulinum Toxin)

Please avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours prior to the procedure. Please do not wear make up to the appointment on the day of treatment.

Most patients do not experience pain with anti wrinkle injections (a very small needle is used). Dermal filler can sometimes be uncomfortable and we can use numbing cream if needed. Local anaesthetic can also be used prior to lip filler treatment.

If you have a skin infection at site of treatment, have certain allergies or are pregnant/breast feeding you cannot have treatment. In addition, with certain medical conditions treatment is contraindicated. We always have a consultation prior to treatment and I will take a thorough medical history to check any contraindications prior to treatment.

Dermal filler

Dermal fillers are collagen or synthetically made materials used for injection into the dermis to augment and volumise the soft tissues. They are classified on the duration of action or by their composition. we use products that contain Hyaluronic acid (HA). Due to their predictable results, excellent biocompatibility and easy reversibility, HA fillers are considered the safest and most reliable dermal fillers in the British cosmetic industry.

Generally, any area of the face that has lost volume over time or requires enhancement can be treated. Most common areas include:
Cheeks
Lips
Naso-labial folds
Tear troughs
Chin
Jowls

The results are instantaneous, and in certain areas such as the lips, there could be up to 25% reduction in size once the swelling settles.

This depends on which areas are treated and what products are used. Lip augmentations last on average 6 months.

The common side effects include bruising and swelling which generally resolves within 2-7 days with good post operative care.

Laser hair removal

Soprano ICE cools the skin with an encircled sapphire tip, which prevents surface burns while maintaining heat within the dermis.

This high-fluency delivery system provides an even more comfortable and faster treatment, with improved results for light-coloured and thin hair.

A more ergonomic design also means Soprano ICE is now even easier to use, especially for smaller, difficult-to-target areas like the eyebrows, nose and ears.

After each laser hair removal session, you will have a hair-free period and as your treatments progress, this period will last longer and longer.

Once a course of treatment has finished, your hair-free period could last several months, even up to a year. Once this result is achieved, we recommend a yearly top-up treatment for maintenance.

With the industry Gold Standard 810 Diode Laser – and its unique, patented high-repetition rate and high-fluency delivery system – Soprano ICE is the safest laser available for all skin types.

Darker skin types may need a number of additional treatments for best results, compared to lighter skins.

It is helpful if the area to be treated is shaved and free of creams, lotions or perfumes before you arrive for your appointment.

Also, we ask that you

  • do not use any fake tans or wash-off tans before treatment – your skin must be its natural colour
  • avoid using products such as retinoid or steroid creams on the area to be treated
  • tell us about any prescribed or non-prescribed medication you are taking.

We will discuss how to prepare for the procedure during your initial consultation, when we will also ask you about any medication you are 

For a small area, such as the face or underarms, one session will take around 5 to 15 minutes.

For medium-sized areas, such as bikini and half legs, the treatment will take around 30 minutes.

For large areas including full legs or full back, it will take about 1 to 1.5 hours.

 

There is no downtime following the treatment, and you can return to your daily activities straight away.

Some people may experience a slight warmth or redness in the treated areas, but this is unusual and should disappear within a few hours.

 

HydraFacial

HydraFacial uses patented vortex technology which thoroughly cleanses the skin and delivers potent botanical ingredients which contain exclusive nutrients such as hyaluronic acid (HA), horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract, copper, zinc and magnesium peptides as well as powerful antioxidants. These skin-friendly ingredients will hydrate, and replenish the skin to counteract damage caused by harmful factors such as pollution, sun exposure and emotional and physical stress; all of which can damage and degrade the skin and patients leave with an instant glow. The Skin Health protocol promotes detoxification and rejuvenation, which help the skin to repair.

The six steps:

  • Detox
  • Deep cleanse and exfoliaton
  • Acid peel
  • Extraction – using signature Vortex technology
  • Hydrate and protect
  • Rejuvenate

HydraFacial is super-gentle and suitable for all skin types. However, prior to any treatment, our skin experts will conduct a no-obligation consultation to assess your individual skin type, concerns and general medical health, to ensure that you will benefit from the treatment and that you have no medical contraindications that could prevent the treatment going ahead. Once this consultation is complete and all is well, you will be able to proceed with the treatment.

You will see an immediate improvement in your skin’s tone and texture after just one HydraFacial treatment, but for optimum, long-term results, we recommend a treatment once a month.

As your skin is constantly renewing and changing, these regular treatments will keep your skin clear of dead skin cells, excess dirt, old fake tan and debris which can make it look dull and lifeless as well as clog the pores and cause spots, blackheads and acne. The powerful antioxidant ingredients delivered into the skin will hydrate and protect it from the elements as well as harmful environmental stresses.

HydraFacial is a superb treatment to have if you have skin conditions such as acne or pigmentation.

The patented Vortex technology and unique tip to rid the skin of acne-causing agents also helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and scarring. We can also tailor a bespoke facial to treat your specific skin concern and reduce any symptoms of the condition. It’s even gentle enough to use on active acne.

Microneedling​

Microneedling is a very versatile treatment. it is used to rejuvenate ageing skin and brighten dull, tired-looking skin. It can also significantly improve the appearance of facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and sun-damaged skin.

The Dermapen device uses an array of fine needles to pierce the skin to a controlled depth just below the outer layer.

As a resurfacing treatment for active acne, the ‘micro-channels’ created by the needles can also be used to deliver vitamin A creams that fight the causes and symptoms of acne.

Most patients see results within 6 weeks of the first treatment.

The full effect will continue to develop over the course of the following 3 months.

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* Improves wrinkles, minimizes pore size and induces skin tightening
* Stimulates collagen production which promotes rejuvenation
* Provides a more targeted treatment
* Improves surgical and acne scars
* Can improve the appearance of stretch marks
* Can help clear hyperpigmentation (brown spots and melasma)
* Can treat around the eye area improving elasticity
* Meso Cocktails can specifically target concerns

Anti-ageing/Rejuvenation:         4-6 treatments         4 weeks apart
Acne scarring:         6 treatments             6 weeks apart
Stretch marks:         4-8 treatments         4-6 weeks apart

Vitamin b12 injection

Before any treatment with vitamin B12 drips here at Dr MediSpa, you will need a full consultation to discuss your medical history and your expectations for results.

The treatment itself is very straightforward. You will be asked to relax in a chair or on the treatment couch. An intravenous needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm or hand. This is attached via a surgical tube to a clear bag containing your B12 solution. All you then need to do is relax and let the solution enter your system

Like any blood test or injection, you may feel a sharp scratch on entry point of the needle, but after this there is little-to-no discomfort.

Many patients comment that they feel instantly better following a vitamin drip and the results can last up to a month. It is recommended that you have monthly sessions to maintain results for healthier-looking skin and to keep you feeling on top form.

Aqualyx Injection

If you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle and are close to your ideal body weight but have isolated stubborn areas of fat, then Aqualyx might be suitable. Popular areas that we treat are double chins, saddlebags, inner thighs, love handles, back and bra folds, and the abdomen.
This treatment is not intended for weight loss. The area needs to have a good blood supply to it, so it is not suitable for those with a large overhang of loose tissue. We generally recommend treatments areas to be roughly the size of the hand palm.

Aqualyx is not suitable if you:
* Have diabetes
* Have liver or kidney disease
* Have active skin problems in the area to be treated
* Are taking blood-thinning medicine e.g. warfarin
* Pregnant/Breast Feeding
* Diabetes with Vascular complications
* Severe Hepatic disease (liver can’t remove toxins from the blood)
* Lowered Immunity
* Obesity- BMI of over 32
* Allergic to any of the ingredients
* Blood Disorders
* Clotting disorders

The number of Aqualyx treatments required varies depending on the size of the fatty deposit. Typically, 1-3 treatments for small areas, such as under the chin, and 2-6 treatments for larger areas such as the thighs.
Treatments are spaced at 4-6 weekly intervals. Your results will show in approximately 6 weeks after your final treatment. Please note results differ from patient to patient.
Please bear in mind that you may need more than one treatment for the best results. If consecutive treatments are needed these are offered at a discounted rate (usually 30 % off).

Whilst the body can regenerate fat cells – the process is very slow. So once fat cells are removed from a localised area your results are as good as permanent.
However, if you do not continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle then your body will put on weight in other areas where fat cells remain.

Immediately after treatment, you may appear red and swollen with possible bruising on the treated area. You will feel the skin is sunburnt for a few days.
Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in a fair amount of swelling for approximately 3-5 days. If you have a double chin treatment where the swelling may be obvious, you may wish to organise time away from work or social engagements for 72 hours.
We advise resting from physical exercises for 3-7 days after the treatment depending on the body area treated (for example avoid spinning classes if the inner thighs are being treated).
You will be able to reduce the swelling by using a cool pack wrapped in a cloth for 20-minute intervals each day. We do not recommend using anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen) for 48 hours after treatment as this will work against the treatment. The injected area may feel tender and firm for up to 4 weeks post-treatment.

Aqualyx is very safe if administered by a highly trained practitioner. Side effects can be bruising and swelling but these are only transient and clear.
If the product is injected at the wrong level or does not disperse correctly then a small tender nodule ( inflammatory nodule) can appear 2 weeks after the treatment. These are often minor and have no long-term effects. They clear within 2-3 months and do not return. Although they can be worrying to the patient these nodules almost always resolve.
By using a cannula to inject the product and going to a clinic fully trained in the procedure the risk of inflammatory nodules are minimal.

Aqualyx dissolves stubborn unwanted pockets of fat when injected directly into an area.
Aqualyx contains a product called deoxycholic acid which is found naturally occurring in the body. Deoxycholic acid is the main component in bile. Bile is secreted in the human gut when we eat a fatty meal to help us digest fat.
So deoxycholic acid breaks down fat. When this component, which is made up in Aqualyx, is injected into fatty areas it breaks down the fat cell wall and liquifies it.
The breakdown product is then easily cleared from the body via the liver and excreted.

AQUAGOLD®️ Baby Botox

The AQUAGOLD device can deliver small amounts of botox below the skin surface. In this more diluted and superficial dose, botox works differently and functions more specifically on the upper layers of the skin for a softer and more natural look vs frozen look created by using Botox to block muscles. The result is that skin appears relaxed, smoother, and glowing with improved skin tone and pore size.

Hyaluronic Acid is what makes up the extracellular space between the body’s cells. It is a the primary ingredient in most facial fillers and in many medical grade skin care products, giving the skin a hydrated, plumped and healthy glow.

This treatment does not replace Botox and fillers (designed to temporarily fix a specific problem such as dynamic lines, loss of volume and deep wrinkles) but instead complements all rejuvenation treatments in that improves long term skin health.

Unlike any other facial treatment, Aquagold is using FDA approved patented luxury gold pleated device to deliver medical grade vitamin cocktails, dermal fillers, skinboosters and micro – Botox (where advised by health practitioner). Unique micro infusion delivery system and effects of medical grade products on the long term skin quality cannot be compared to a regular facial treatment.
Renowned for its glow enhancing features, Aquagold is best booked to boost skin radiance as well as to prepare for an important event – weddings, filming shots, public speaking, fashion shows etc.

Your Treatment Plan with AquaGold
A personalised treatment plan with AquaGold includes:
* Reducing wrinkles, fine lines
* Reducing melasma, pigmentation
* Reducing scarring, acne
* Reducing enlarged pores
* Enhancing skin hydration
* Enhancing youthful natural glow
* Rejuvenation of face, neck, décolletage and hands

Results are seen within 3-7 days after treatment and typically last approximately 3-4 months (depending on your lifestyle and overall skin quality). Ideal as event skin prep. Procedure can be done as often as every 1-3 months, doing several treatments throughout the year will continue to improve long term skin quality.

Profhilo

Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for treating skin laxity. With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market, it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin, but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue. Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments currently on offer.

As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA. The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Perhaps it is best-described as a ‘bio-rejuvenator’, ‘bio-revitaliser’ or ‘tissue-stimulator’ and these terms are catching on as aesthetic medicine moves in a new direction.

Profhilo® is capable of stimulating your natural production of all four types of collagen and elastin – these vital substances which are lost from the skin as we age. It has been reported that from the age of about twenty, each year we lose around 1% of the collagen and elastin from our skin tissue. As a result of this gradual depletion, the skin becomes thinner and as the time goes by it has less and less of its youthful ‘bounce’. So it is accurate to say that it can effectively cure certain kinds of wrinkles from within the skin, by boosting and utilising your natural processes giving the skin a more youthful look. It provides hydration to the skin especially in the epidermis (the Hydro effect).

We will discuss what your concerns are and what you want to achieve and ask any questions you have.
I will then assess your face, take some photos before the procedure.
Makeup is removed and the area is cleansed.
I will inject the product using very fine needles in five specific points on the face that Profhilo call the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs). You will be given numbing cream to ease the discomfort.
The BAP technique is seen as the optimum method for placement of the HA for the lower face. It allows the treatment to be effective and simple, reducing the chance of pain, bruising or haematoma at the injection site.
Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. It flows and distributes itself evenly, rather than remaining where it is placed, naturally and without resistance integrating within your skin’s existing tissue.

Not painful but can be slightly uncomfortable.

Profhilo® is especially effective at treating loose skin in the face, neck and jowls as well as other areas usually considered difficult to treat with injectable products, such as hands & upper arms.

There is no recovery time for Profhilo as such however, the product is injected in small deposits, you may be able to see them initially but they settle usually within hours. It may be possible to feel the product where it has been injected under the skin. It will settle and there is no need to massage. You will be provided with Aftercare information.

Side effects will only be mild and redness that appear for some time such as erythema (redness), pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the injection site.

You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin – lasting around six months.
However, other factors can affect the results, including the degree of correction needed, your age and lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.

For most patients, we recommend an initial course of two treatment sessions, with an interval of one month between sessions. We may then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment.

BB Glow

A single treatment will give immediate visible results for special occasions and holidays, but for four months of results a course of 3 (7-10 days apart) is recommended.
 

As a semi-permanent make-up a course of 3 BB Glow treatments gives a result that lasts for up to 4-6 months. The treatments are cumulative, resulting in longer lasting results the more treatments you have.

The BB Glow serums have been formulated to give nutrients to the skin, the tint providing the colour is completely natural and non-comedogenic (free of silicones) and will therefore not clog any pores (Unlike a spray tan).

It is a very comfortable treatment as the superficial micro-needling, however some tightness and tingling may be felt post treatment which is normal.