The London Dermatology Centre (Cambridge) clinic offers a vast array of options for facial rejuvenation. Facial Rejuvenation is the process of reversing common signs of ageing and restoring your skin to its previous youthful appearance. Here at our Cambridge clinic, we offer a comprehensive variety of facial rejuvenation treatments to return your skin to its former glory. Along with state-of-the-art Visia Skin Analysis technology that reveals signs of ageing which can be a particularly beneficial tool for tracking your facial rejuvenation journey.
As we age our skin naturally loses the radiant glow of youth. Photoaging, also referred to as extrinsic ageing, is predominantly caused by exposure to ultraviolet waves (UV) from the sun over a long period. Sun damage, caused by exposure to these UV rays, speeds up the process of photoaging through the breakdown of collagen and elastin in skin cells. The loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to sag and lose its firmness. Sun exposure may be the biggest cause of premature skin ageing but there are other major causes such as smoking, pollution, alcohol consumption, poor diet and repeated facial expressions. Eventually, our lifetime of accumulated sun exposure wears down our natural shields. Our skin comes under direct attack, and we begin to see more clearly the signs of ageing: wrinkles, sagging skin, enlarged pores, freckling, and spider veins.
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for giving you fresher, younger-looking skin. It is used to improve the appearance of fine lines, blackheads, acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, large pores, pigmentation and sun damage. Microdermabrasion is a method of deep exfoliation through the application of special medical grade crystals. These tiny crystals are used to buff away the top surface layer of skin that contains dead skin cells and is home to minor skin imperfections such as fine wrinkles and acne scarring. Special fine crystals used in the microdermabrasion procedure break down the top layer of the skin stimulating the production of new collagen and exposing the newer, healthier skin below.
The DermaPen uses microneedles to create a controlled area of trauma using an electronic device that resembles a pen. Micro injuries are created to the outer and inner layers of skin. As a result, the body's natural healing process is encouraged. The DermaPen is moved backwards and forwards across the skin as the microneedles automatically go in and out of the device around 1000 times a minute, creating invisible puncture wounds. After the procedure, your skin may be slightly red. This can last up to 4 days depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment you have. Gravity has more of an effect on our skin as we age, due to the depletion of collagen- resulting in wrinkles and droopiness. Microneedling can effectively help with facial rejuvenation by stimulating the body's wound healing proces.
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment is a type of light therapy that utilises a range of wavelengths to target the pigments in blood vessels and hairs. The energy provided by these wavelengths is taken up by the darker pigments in blood vessels making the IPL treatment suitable for facial rejuvenation. IPL can also be used to visibly reduce the signs of ageing and the damage caused by sun exposure, trauma, illness and other lifestyle factors. The IPL system regenerates the skin by stimulating the production of collagen over a period of time. This improves the skin's elasticity and texture and can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Lumenis One IPL machine used at The Cambridge clinic comes with a range of heads and filters that are treatment-specific. This allows our experienced team to deliver an individually tailored treatment according to your skin type. The downtime from IPL is usually very minimal with most patients returning to their daily activities immediately after their appointment.
Fraxel is a treatment that uses fractional laser technology to treat minor to severe skin damage. It works by using patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of the tissue at a time leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. This stimulates your body's natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. The microtrauma created by the laser stimulates the production of collagen which plumps the skin and helps to reduce imperfections. The Fraxel laser is an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation and can minimise the appearance of scarring, sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. The laser targets both the superficial and the deeper layers of the skin giving a smoother, fresher and more youthful appearance. The Fraxel treatment is carried out by one of our highly-trained specialists. During your initial consultation, the specialist will discuss the procedure with you and come up with a personalised treatment plan. For the best results, it is recommended that patients have 3 to 6 sessions of Fraxel treatment. Each treatment lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.
The Clear + Brilliant treatment is a revolutionary non-invasive laser treatment that fights the natural effects ageing has on the skin. This gentle treatment helps improve dull, sun-damaged skin by creating a more even skin canvas. The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is most often used to help prevent the signs of ageing and to reduce the appearance of open pores. It can also reduce the appearance of scars and excess pigmentation, along with tightening pores and improving overall skin texture and tone. The procedure is comfortable, affordable and safe for all skin tones. Clear + Brilliant is perfect for both men and women who want a radiant, youthful glow with minimal downtime. Generally, 4 to 6 treatments are recommended to see your newfound facial rejuvenation.
Aluma is the perfect treatment for anyone looking for smoother, tighter and more youthful skin. The Aluma treatment is a rejuvenating procedure using radiofrequency technology to improve skin laxity and texture. The deeper layers of skin are heated by radio waves to stimulate the production of new collagen. This plumps and tightens skin giving it a smoother, fresher appearance. Skin laxity can be a problem in many facial areas such as the jowls (the drooping lower part of the cheeks) and under-eye bags.
Radio Frequency is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure to help smoothen, tighten, contour and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. It can help treat sagging skin, lack of definition in the jawline, loose jowls, sagging neck skin, wrinkles and fine lines. Radio Frequency uses electrical pulses to target and penetrates the underlayer of the skin using heat to stimulate collagen production. During the procedure, you will feel a brief deep heating sensation. Results should be visible immediately and improve over two to six months. Treatment sites for facial rejuvenation include the area surrounding the lip and the outer orbit area of the eyes.
The Glycolic Peel stimulates the production of collagen by clearing the superficial layer of dead skin that causes a dull complexion. The peel is mild and used in conjunction with prescribed skin preparations. As part of the treatment regimen, you will see rejuvenated skin and a healthy glow to your complexion.
Mesoeclat is a skin peel system made up of salicylic acid and a further pre and post-peel supplement that are continued at home as part of the course to reveal new healthy younger-looking skin. The peel strips away the top layer of skin to reveal the smoother, fresher skin below. Your skin will look refreshed with fewer wrinkles and firmer facial skin.
The Perfect Peel is a facial peel that utilises a unique formula to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne as well as lightening melasma, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. After one treatment of The Perfect Peel, overall skin tone and complexion will appear smooth, glowing and fresh. A series of 2 to 3 treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimum results.
The Visia Skin Analysis technology that we have at the Cambridge clinic uses multi-spectral imaging to reveal damage and signs of ageing on and beneath the surface of the skin that is not visible to the human eye. Visia's computer imaging enables practitioners to evaluate the health and appearance of your skin based on eight criteria that affect your complexion. Utilising state-of-the-art IntelliFlash® and Canfield's RBX® technology, the skin analysis can identify and analyse many skin components to produce a detailed skin complexion report. This tool allows us to show you the effects of various skin conditions.
Furthermore, it allows your doctor to track improvements from treatments and provides a detailed report of your skin status enabling us to advise you on the best facial rejuvenation treatments. Skin analysis is an extremely thorough technology. For instance, it can detect and analyse porphyrins- bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. They can be identified with UV light. Visia Skin Analysis can therefore be used to help decide on the best acne treatments.
The Visia Skin Analysis can also report skin age. Using the criteria above the Visia Skin Analysis compares your skin results to that of others of the same age and ethnicity to provide additional information about your skin age and complexion results. We can provide you with a copy of this report.
The Cambridge clinic uses state of the art technology to help patients reach their facial rejuvenation goals. There is a variety of treatments to choose from, including microdermabrasion, microneedling by DermaPen, IPL Facial Rejuvenation, fractional laser technology using the Fraxel laser, Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, Aluma radio frequency-based technology, radio frequency and chemical peels. To further personalise treatment, patients can undergo Visia Skin Analysis. The clinic utilises this state-of-the-art technology that offers a comprehensive understanding of your skin. Visia Skin Analysis can identify and analyse: spots, pores, wrinkles, texture, porphyrins, UV spots, red areas and brown spots. Furthermore, skin analysis can also report a person’s skin age. The London Dermatology centre (Cambridge) clinic is well equipped with the technologies and medical expertise to ensure you can fulfil your facial rejuvenation desires.
For more information regarding any of our facial rejuvenation treatments at the Cambridge clinic, please get in contact with our team.