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What are Fitzpatrick skin types?

Fitzpatrick skin types are mainly down to how your skin reacts when exposed to the sun. A person’s skin, hair and eye colour often help us to establish which skin type you have. Dependant on what skin type you have according to this scale will help you to make better decisions on which treatments [...]

How do I help dehydrated, lacklustre and irritated skin at this of year?

It’s that time of year when every patient who comes into clinic is complaining of dehydrated, lacklustre and irritated skin. ❄️ This is often due to a combination of cold weather, central heating, lots of alcohol and not drinking enough water! ? One of the treatments we recommend at this time of year to [...]

Heliocare 360 – Now available in clinic!

Now available in clinic! Heliocare 360 ☀️ ☀️ Protects the skin against daily damage caused by UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared A☀️It has anti-oxidant properties, and protects and repairs DNA within the skin☀️ Includes Fernblock FC, a skin specific anti-oxidant, which is unique to the Heliocare range. ☀️Something for ALL skin types. Including sensitive, [...]

Skinade – Treatments/products for the ultimate skin rejuvenation this winter

For the month of January we have combined two of our favourite treatments/products for the ultimate skin rejuvenation this winter. We are offering a 90 day supply of Skinade for £250 (RRP £345) if you book a course of 3 SkinPen treatments. What is Skinade? Skinade is a collagen drink which works from the [...]

How do i stop my skin getting irritated from central heating and being out in the cold?

How do i stop my skin getting irritated from central heating and being out in the cold?  As the weather turns we see more and more patients with skin complaints such as dehydration, congested skin and increased sensitivity as the weather gets colder and the central heating comes on! The skin is stripped of [...]

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin condition of adults in which brown or greyish patches of pigmentation develop. It is more common in women, but men can get it too. It is caused by the pigment producing cells in the skin (melanocytes) producing too much pigment (melanin). Contributing factors to melasma are pregnancy, hormone replacement, [...]

Why choose medical grade skincare when you can get highstreet brands cheaper?

The main difference between medical-grade skin care brands that we use and recommend in clinic and products you can buy in boots are the quality and the quantity of the active ingredients. The percentages we can use are substantially higher than things sold over the counter. So even if you are using a high [...]

Radiation causes fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation – What to do?

Just because the sun has gone into hibernation and the rain won’t stop pouring, doesn’t mean you can put your SPF to the back of your bathroom cabinet! Whilst UVB rays do decrease in the winter months (the rays which cause burning of the skin) UVA are present all year round (yes even in [...]