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The decolletage or décolleté is derived from the French for exposing the neck and refers to a low neckline on clothing and also the area on a woman from the neck down towards the cleavage. This area of skin is often left exposed by modern clothing fashions and means that this already delicate area of skin is prone to ageing due to sun exposure. Skin in the decolletage can become thin and creepy from continual tanning over the years, as well as pigmented with sun damaged spots or freckles and wrinkles particularly near the breast and cleavage area. Many of the treatment options used to treat facial ageing can also be applied to improve skin texture, pigmentation, lines and wrinkles and skin tightness in the decolletage.
Carboxytherapy, also referred to as carbon dioxide therapy or CDT is becoming more widely used within UK aesthetic clinics for skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction.
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.
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) is a new name for "Advanced Electrolysis". ACP uses either Short Wave Diathermy or Blend to treat unwanted skin blemishes, such as warts, skin tags, moles and other benign growths, as well as thread veins and vascular conditions with no mark left on the skin.
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.
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.
Unlike dermal fillers which are aimed at mechanically filling wrinkles, folds and skin depressions, tissue stimulators are injectable products which cause a biological reaction in the tissue.
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 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 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.
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and Micro-Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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.
No-needle mesotherapy (e.g. Eporex™ & Acthyderm®) seek to encourage the penetration of topically applied active ingredients through the skin using mild electric currents to treat ageing & reduce fat.
Plasma skin resurfacing (PSR), available from the NeoGen Plasma Skin Regeneration System, uses the energy source of plasma to deliver heat to a targeted treatment area to achieve skin rejuvenation without effecting the surrounding tissues.
Plasma Sublimation or Soft Surgery allows the treatments of the signs of ageing and skin complaints, without actually cutting the skin. It can be used for non-surgical eyelid reconstruction (blepharoplasty), removing lines around the mouth, improvement in the appearance scars and treating a number of skin imperfections.
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 .
There are many hundreds of different types of cosmeceutical skin care products on the market today that contain active ingredients and claim they can improve wrinkles and the appearance of ageing.
SPF, UVA, UVB? All too confusing? Dermatologists recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum (covering a wide range of wavelengths) UVA and UVB sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.
3JUVE from Lynton Lasers combines three of the most popular, non-invasive anti-ageing technologies for the three main symptoms that ageing skin can exhibit: lines/wrinkles, discolouration and a loss of firmness.
Acthyderm® claims to be the first device to use the concept of skin electroporation in order to perform no-needle mesotherapy.
Agera Rx skin peels have been developed to treat ageing, acne and pigmentation. The peels deliver a stable form of Salicylic, L-ascorbic and Lactic acid.
Agera® is a comprehensive range of active skin care products and includes anti-ageing, anti-pigmentary and acne treatments that work together to produce visible results. The range include AGERA® and AGERA® Medical Formula.
Launched into the UK professional skincare market in 2016, the AlumierMD range includes cleansers, moisturisers, antioxidant serums, exfoliators, eye creams, sunscreens, a neck and décolleté cream and chemical peels; products being for both in-clinic and home use.
BioSkin Jetting is a precise, non-ablative treatment method for targeting lines and scarring using a medical technique called subscision. BioSkin Smoothing uses electrical micro-current in addition. The controlled trauma caused initiates a healing reaction and the formation of new collagen to minimise the imperfection.
The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Needling) device is an automated micro-needling device. It is designed to treat a wide variety of issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, skin ageing, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Using the Compositum peel range can visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and areas of hyperpigmentation. It can also be used to improve the appearance of acne scars.
CosMedix™ Peels use a process called ‘chiral correction’, making the majority of the active ingredients that they use less irritating.
Dermaceutic chemical peels are a medical peel. Depending on the peel, they may contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or mandelic acid.
Dermapen™ has the claim of being the original device that started the revolution in automated pen-like devices in the medical skin-needling world. It is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
The Discovery Pico and Pico Plus (PICO SERIES) picosecond laser for tattoo and pigmented lesion removal features a dual-wavelength 532nm frequency doubled Nd:YAG (KTP) laser and a 1064nm Nd:YAG, both capable of picosecond and nanosecond output.
The eDermastamp™ or eDS™ Skin Rejuvenation is used for a treatment referred to as medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.
Enerjet™ is a clinically-proven, no-needle, dermal remodelling system that pneumatically introduces a jet of hyaluronic acid (HA) to remodel skin, repair scars and to lift facial tissue. It can be used on various areas of the face and body, including more delicate areas, such as around the eyes and mouth.
Epionce product range has been proven effective to reverse and help prevent the effects of visible skin ageing.
Developed in the US, by leading dermatologist, Dr Carl Thornfeldt, the Epionce Peels are formulated for all skin types. Epionce skin peels use a combination of malic and salicylic acids, along with botanical extracts which have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Eporex™ no-needle mesotherapy seeks to achieve the same as injection mesotherapy, by encouraging the penetration of topically applied active ingredients through the skin using mild electric currents.
The Fraxel™ SR machine was launched in the USA at the end of 2004. The current Fraxel range includes three fractional lasers - two for non-ablative treatments and one for ablative treatment; Fraxel Re:fine™, Re:store™ (also available as Re:store Dual) and Re:pair™.
The Genuine Dermaroller™ device is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy.
Green Peel®, created by Christine Schrammek in the early 80s in Germany is a superficial green herbal peel treatment consisting of a blend of natural (unspecified) herbs.
The Innovation Concept Peel, ICP is a peel treatment (salicylic acid, hydroquinone, kojic acid, phytonadione) for the elimination of all sorts of skin problems including freckles, age spots and scars.
iS Clinical® is the exclusive, cosmeceutical skincare range created by INNOVATIVE SKINCARE which uses state of the art technology and pharmaceutical grade botanical ingredients to target and treat acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema, rosacea, as well as the signs of ageing.
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.
Launched in the UK in September 2005, Mandel are a unique range of peeling products containing the natural ingredient mandelic acid (derived from bitter almonds).
Using an MD Forte ® regimen, glycolic acid - derived from cane sugar, you'll see healthier, younger-looking skin. It visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Medik8® brand of skincare is produced by Pangea Laboratories Ltd. Medik8 has a full anti-ageing range taking the philosophy of ‘results without the irritation’ to cleansers, antioxidants, lighteners, retinoids, hydroxy acids and more.
Mene & Moy chemical peels are a medical peel and can only be carried out by trained doctors and nurses. They should not be confused with very mild glycolic peels available from beauty therapists.
The Microneedle Therapy System or MTS-Roller™ is marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling.
Neostrata is a clinically proven professional skincare range featuring PolyHydroxy Acid (PHA) and amino sugar technologies.
Using a Neostrata peel regimen, you'll see healthier, younger-looking skin. Nesotrata peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands.
Blue Peel significantly improves skin tightness and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores and hyperpigmentation.
Obagi Medical Products has developed several different treatment programme systems of skincare products in addition to the Nu-Derm System, including the Obagi-C® Rx System, the Condition & Enhance® System, the ELASTIderm® family of products, the CLENZIderm M.D.™ Systems, Blue Peel®, Blue Peel RADIANCE®, an
The Pearl™ YSGG laser is the first of its kind to use a 2790nm wavelength to improve the appearance of wrinkles, uneven texture, age spots and sun damage with minimal downtime.
From the makers of the hydradermabrasion system HydraFacial®, the American based company, Edge Systems LLC, comes PERK™ - the world’s first hybrid facial.
Phenol peels are not very commonly used, but can be very effective, in experienced hands, as a skin resurfacing method for reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles.
PicoSure by Cynosure was the world’s first picosecond laser indicated for the removal of tattoos and benign, pigmented lesions, such as age spots.
PicoWay Picosecond Laser System by Syneron Candela is a dual-wavelength picosecond laser with both fractional and non-fractional capabilities for removing tattoo ink or natural pigment in the skin.
The Pixel 2940 laser device uses fractional ablative technology aimed at rejuvenating aged and sun damaged skin with less downtime than is associated with traditional ablative laser skin resurfacing.
The Plasma IQ utilises the fourth state of matter: Plasma, used for a treatment method called plasma sublimation. It is used to improve lines and wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, as well as non-surgical blepharoplasty.
The Plexr soft surgery system uses the fourth state of matter, plasma, and is marketed for use as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or soft eyelid surgery.
The Radara™ system consists of a unique micro-channelling transdermal patch with a hyaluronic serum, that is designed to improve skin quality and reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Réjuvapen is used to treat the signs of ageing, scarring, burns, and uneven skin tone by activating cell regeneration and enhancing the absorption of active serums and topical agents through collagen induction therapy or medical skin needling.
RESTYLANE Skinboosters (Restylane Vital and Restylane Vital Light) are a Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA) gel aimed at a whole new approach to skin rejuvenation for the face, neck, décolletage and hands.
Revanesse® Pure is a non-animal hyaluronic acid based biorejuvenation product used for skin rehydration of the face, neck, hands and décolletage using a mesotherapy technique.
The CO2 Riojuvenation System from Rioblush is used for the treatment of Carboxytherapy to target stretchmarks, fine lines and wrinkles, dark under eye circles, cellulite and localised fat deposits as well as minor skin tightening of the neck and decollete regions.
The Roll-CIT™ from Environ® marketed for the treatment of Medical Skin Needling is the patent pending creation of Dr Des Fernandes, a South African Plastic Surgeon.
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.
Skinade is marketed as providing better skin from within. It is a nutraceutical supplementation product, and more specifically a collagen drink, designed to give healthier and more youthful skin.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Sheldon R. Pinell, SkinCeuticals discovers, develops, and delivers innovative dermatology products that improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Find UK Clinic stockists.
SkinCeuticals Gel Peel is ideal for those people who want to prep their skin prior to a more invasive peel. They can help to treat acne, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage and ageing skin.
SkinPen Precision System is a clinically-proven, medical micro-needling device, made by the American company Bellus Medical, that can help improve the appearance of facial acne scars, reduce the signs of ageing and improve skin health through collagen induction therapy.
Skintech Peels are a medical peel and can only be carried out by trained doctors and nurses. They should not be confused with very mild and gentle glycolic peels available from beauty therapists.
The Teosyal range consists of three monophasic hyaluronic acid based products of non-animal origin, which are highly biocompatible, offering patients immediate and long-lasting results.
TEOXANE Laboratories are specialised in the development and manufacture of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers with their Teosyal brand. TEOXANE Laboratories are now providing their exclusive RHA resilient hyaluronic acid® technology in a complete skincare regimen – this includes optimal hydration to strengthen, protect and plump the skin.
The Perfect Peel is founded on a key anti-ageing ingredient never before used in a chemical peel: Glutathione. It can be used on all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation.
The Theraderm Peel is a superficial Jessner's solution chemical peel comprised of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.
Viscoderm contains hyaluronic acid and is referred to as a “skin booster” product line for intradermal use. It helps restore the support structures of skin tissue, resulting in increased tone, elasticity and firmness.
Viscoderm Skinko and Viscoderm Skinko E are two pre-mixed mesotherapy cocktails with an antioxidant complex of vitamins, minerals and amino acids with added non-cross linked hyaluronic acid (HA) which act on both the causes and effects of skin ageing.
Xela Rederm is a non-crosslinked, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) based injectable product which is combined with succinic acid. It is made in Italy by Institute Hyalual.
ZO Skin Health was founded by world-renowned dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD. ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical professional skincare ranges aim to fight ageing skin, as well as treat acne, rosacea and pigmentation marks.