Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty may help to restore your body shape for those bothered by a large fat deposit and loose skin in the abdomen or stomach area.
Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery
Bariatric or weight-loss surgery for the treatment of obesity uses gastric band or gastric bypass operations to restrict the amount of calories a person can consume and help them to lose weight.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Upper and lower eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasties can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids and removing or moving fatty pouches beneath the eyes.
Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
Breast implants, enhancement, enlargement or augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. This section contains more info on implant cost, risks & UK clinics.
Breast Reduction (Male Gynaecomastia)
Gynaecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek meaning female-like-breasts. This condition occurs when firm breast tissue forms in men. Surgery can reduce the size of these breasts.
Breast Reduction or Mammaplasty (Female)
Breast reduction or a reduction mammaplasty is an operation that removes fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts to reduce and reshape them. Afterwards, the breasts should have a more youthful shape.
Brow Lift (Surgical)
The muscles under the skin of the forehead that cause lines can be released to help create a smoother brow. This can be performed using an endoscopic forehead or brow lift.
There are several different procedures that can be used to improve the buttock shape and appearance. The buttock can be lifted, reshaped with liposuction or added to with implants or fat.
Cellulite Treatment (Mechanical Massage)
Cellulite is often referred to as looking like “orange peel” on the skin. Endermologie® is the world’s first patented mechanical cellulite treatment technology to be approved by the FDA.
The use of chemical peels to soften and improve the appearance of skin dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Today, scientists have identified numerous forms of acid which can be used to treat skin.
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat removal procedure. It involves the cooling of subcutaneous fat cells, which induces lipolysis, the breaking down of the fat cells, without damaging any of the surrounding tissues or the skin.
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural, man-made or synthetic materials that have been developed for injection into the skin and lips; including hyaluronic acid.
A face lift or rhytidectomy can reduce the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles around the cheeks and neck, by tightening the muscles and removing excess skin and fat, restoring a more youthful look.
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Unlike ablative and non-ablative lasers Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (Fractional Photothermolysis) only damages small zones within a target area, causing fractional trauma and quicker recovery.
HydraFacial ™ - Hydradermabrasion
The Hydrafacial ™ hydradermabrasion treatment marketed as Skin Health For Life™ uses patented Vortex fusion tips to deeply exfoliate and cleanse the skin, as well as extracting impurities and hydrating the skin using specific serums.
Injectable Body Contouring
Injectable Body Contouring currently available using Macrolane, is the first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our own bodies.
Intravenous (IV) Nutritional Therapy (Vitamin Drips)
Intravenous or IV Nutritional Therapy delivers a controlled dose of electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients directly into your body intravenously or directly into your bloodstream through your vein.
Laser and IPL Hair Removal
Many different types of Laser and IPL, or LHE devices have been developed to remove body hair to a significant degree. This section contains more info on treatment cost, side effects and UK clinics.
Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light Heat Energy (LHE) and Light Emitting Diode (LED)technologies have been developed to treat a variety of skin problems including sun damage effects and wrinkles.
Laser and IPL Treatment Pigmented/Vascular Problems
Laser and light technologies have been developed to treat people with a variety of different skin problems including pigmented (skin colour, birthmark) and vascular (vein) problems.
Laser Lipolysis, currently available using mainly the Smartlipo laser, is a minimally invasive way of removing small localised fat deposits which are resistant to diet or exercise.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing involves the removal of the outer layer of the skin using an ablative laser to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin or acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and pigment changes.
Laser Tattoo Removal
The removal of tattoos using lasers has been carried out for over 20 years; the use of certain lasers, Q-Switched Ruby and Nd:YAG, have become the preferred method for tattoo removal treatment.
Mesotherapy is a medical technique used for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, including skin rejuvenation and improvement, hair regrowth, localised fat reduction and as a treatment for cellulite.
Microdermabrasion helps improve the texture and appearance of the skin using a stream of fine micro particles which partially removes the outermost layer of the skin and stimulates new cell growth.
Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery/Pinning)
Cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty can be used to correct ears which stick out, reduce large ears or earlobes, increase the size of small ears, or reshape cartilage in ears with an unnatural shape.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the vampire facelift works on the basis that the bodys own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process .
Radiofrequency For Cellulite & Fat
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.
Radiofrequency For Facial Rejuvenation
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure for facial rejuvenation.
Radiofrequency or radiowave surgery can be used in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine for minor surgical procedures such as removing thread veins, warts, growths, birthmarks and moles.
Scar Prevention & Treatment
Common scars that affect many people include acne and chicken pox scars. Less common raised, red scars known as keloid scars or atrophic scars where the scar tissue is sunken away from the level of the normal skin surrounding it are able to be treated with the application of various products.
Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy was developed for treating varicose veins. Microsclerotherapy is a technique of injecting thread veins with a sclerosant that causes swelling in the vein’s wall which destroys it.
Thread lift uses free floating cogged (barbed) or smooth sutures for lifting sagging tissue in the face and neck. It is marketed as APTOS Thread Lift, Contour Lift, Silhouette Soft, Scarless Suture Lift & Feather Lift.
Diet & Lifestyle - Each of us is an individual, and each of us responds differently to what and when we eat, how much we exercise and the exercise we do. The Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic can help you monitor your diet and lifestyle.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles.
The term `body contouring` refers to a range of procedures that encompass size and weight reduction, as well as re-shaping of certain areas of the body, in some cases following massive weight loss where excess skin is a problem.
Breast and Chest - Augmentation, Enlargement, Reduction and Lifting ( Boob Job )
The size and shape of the chest can be a cause of much concern for both men and women. There are a number of surgical treatment options, many of which are widely available, that can alter your physical appearance, particularly of the female breast.
Cellulite is the name given to the lumpy, irregular fat deposits often found around the hips, buttocks and upper leg areas. There are many different treatments that have been claimed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Complexion Improvement, Skin Texture Concerns
Commonly concerns are focussed on changes in the skin and ones complexion that occur as we age. Skin specialists now believe that most of the changes that we see in our skin as we grow older are due to the sun (sometimes referred to as "photodamage").
Ear Correction, Ear Pinning
Protruding ears can be a problem from an early age for young children who may be teased at school. Surgical correction of this is one of the few cosmetic operations performed on children.
Ear Lobe Rejuvenation
More and more clinics are now offering ear lobe rejuvenation or ear lobe lift procedures with the use of dermal filler products which help to restore the shape and plumpness of the lobe.
Eyes - Bags and Crow’s Feet
The development of small crows feet, or shadows beneath the eyes (dark circles) can be the first signs that our skin is not as youthful and elastic as it once was.
Eyes - Tear Trough ( Dark Circles )
Tear trough rejuvenation is a relatively new treatment that is used to improve the appearance of dark circles or dark hollows underneath the eyes which appear in some people.
Facial Skin Tightening, Sagging Skin and Jowls
The concept of facial skin tightening refers to cosmetic procedures which seek to cause contraction in the tissues to effectively tighten them up or which involve a lifting technique often accompanied by the removal of excess skin.
Fat ( Love Handles, Saddle Bags, Muffin Tops )
Liposuction is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure for fat removal and body contouring.
Gynaecomastia ( Man Boobs or Moobs )
The condition known by the medical term of gynaecomastia occurs when firm breast tissue forms in males. The mainstream media have recently named this condition as `man boobs` or `moobs`.
Hair Removal ( Hirsutism )
Permanent hair removal has only been clinically proven and demonstrated for methods using electrolysis. Several lasers and light based machines have demonstrated permanent hair reduction and are allowed to make this claim.
The hands are the second most visible area of our body. There are now a number of non-surgical treatment options to help rejuvenate the hands.
Eyebrow shape and position can make an important difference to how you look. Plucking them is not the only way to achieve a difference in shape, and sagging eyebrows can be lifted using surgery.
Lines and Wrinkles
The signs of ageing on a person’s face start to show as early as the end of the second or the beginning of the third decade of a persons life. At first, fine lines start to form between the nose and the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead.
Lip Volumising and Shaping
Lip augmentation, volumising, shaping or enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which uses various materials to plump out and re-shape the lips.
Moles, Warts, Skin Tags and Benign Growths
Moles, warts, skin tags can be both upsetting to look at and cause social and psychological unease. Thankfully though, most growths are benign and harmless, and removal is often quick and simple with reassuring cosmetic results.
Non-Surgical Face Lift ( Nefertiti Lift )
One of the most common forms of non-surgical face lift procedures is to use as combination of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers to plump out wrinkles and any volume lacking areas of skin on the face and provide lift, including the Nefertiti Lift.
Pigmentation ( Age Spots, Brown Spots )
Age spots or lentigos, sometimes known as "liver spots" are medically known under the condition of hyperpigmentation. Professional skincare clinics have effective treatments to reduce the appearance of more pronounced age spots or hyperpigmentation.
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that tends to affect the face. Individuals with vascular rosacea, which tends to include symptoms such as flushing, redness and thread veins, can often be successfully treated with laser or IPL treatment.
Scarring ( Acne, Keloid, Atrophic Scars )
Scarring can affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem, particularly when the scars are on the face. Depending on the type of scar and the way an individual heals there are a variety of options for improving the appearance of scarring.
Stretch Marks ( Striae )
Stretch Marks, known medically as Striae are lines or streaks on the skin, which can be pink, purple or white in colour (depending on their age), that occur when the inner skin layer is stretched thin and loses its elasticity.
In recent years aesthetic practitioners who study the outward signs of ageing on the face have been focussing on the loss of facial volume that occurs as many of us get older.
Successful removal of a tattoo (or the significant fading of it) will depend very much on the type of tattoo (professional or amateur), the inks used and the colour of those pigments as some colours respond better to the various treatments than others.
Thread Veins or Spider Veins
A variety of options, including using heat generating technologies such as light and electrical currents have been developed to treat thread veins, also called spider or broken veins.
Upper Arm Laxity ( Bingo Wings )
Upper arm laxity, also known as bingo wings is a common problem for many men and women. The main treatments are brachioplasty or upper arm lift and liposuction.
Vascular Abnormalities ( Angiomas, Port Wine Stains )
Vascular abnormality is a general term that describes abnormalities of the veins, lymph vessels and arteries. Two of the most common types of vascular abnormality are angiomas and port-wine stains.
One of the most common forms of weight loss procedures is bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass surgery. Other weight loss programmes combine a system of dietary changes, supplementation, exercise and non-surgical body contouring treatments.
BodyTite™ ( RFAL™ )
Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL™) using the BodyTite™ device from Invasix Ltd provides minimally invasive body tightening and skin contraction.
Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A, was the first botulinum toxin to gain a cosmetic licence in the UK. It is a prescription only medicine and is licensed to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including certain wrinkles and excessive sweating. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Ellansé is a new and unique non-animal, non-bacterial and non-human derived dermal filler family which are said by the manufacturer to be cost-effective by requiring less product, compared to others, for the same indications.
The combination of superficial peeling agents in Jessner's Solution, lactic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol and ethanol has been used for a number of years.
PROSHOCK ICE™ from PromoItalia combines ICE-Lipolysis™ (cryolipolysis or fat freezing) with SHOCK-therapy™ (acoustic wave therapy), for an innovative new treatment method for body reshaping and toning, as well as reducing excess fat, and the appearance of cellulite.
Recell is an innovative autologous cell therapy device that enables a practitioner to harvest cells from a small sample of your own skin and spray them on to an area that needs new healthy cells.
Restylane ® (inc Emervel Collection)
The Restylane range consists of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers incorporating the EMERVEL collection (Lyft (Perlane), Refyne, Fynesse, Volyme, Kysse, Defyne), all specifically designed for injection into the face.
Sculptra (Formerly New-Fill) is a tissue stimulator and is used more as a sculpting and volumising agent rather than just a wrinkle filler. Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid.
The Smart Lipo device from the Italian company Deka uses a 1064 nm Nd:YAG pulsed laser system to break down fat by laser-assisted liposculpture or laser lipolysis (Laserlipolisi) treatment.
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