What are dermal fillers?

Dermal filler is an injectable product that, as the name suggests, fills the lines making them appear smoother. The results are instant and last approximately a year.


How does it work?

It is injectable biocompatible hyaluronic acid gel, which is a naturally occurring substance. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the skin giving it that full appearance of young skin, but unfortunately as we age, our skin’s ability to produce it dwindles. When injected under the skin, hyaluronic acid combines with water to enhance the smoothness of deeper lines caused by ageing, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


Is it safe?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally, so allergy is very rare. Side effects can result in bruising, inflammation, lumps and redness – although these symptoms are mild and temporary. You will be given advice to minimise the risks of these in your aftercare.


What happens during the treatment?

The procedure starts with a local anaesthetic cream which is applied to the area to be treated. It can take 30 minutes for this to take effect. The area is then cleaned, and a fine, short needle is used to administer the hyaluronic acid gel. You may feel some mild discomfort for the first injection, but the gel has anaesthetic within it to reduce any pain. The product will be massaged under the skin to ensure smooth and even results. After treatment, arnica gel is applied to reduce bruising and aftercare advice will be given. You can return to your day to day activities immediately after treatment.

Collagen Induction Therapy

What is Collagen Induction Therapy and how does it work?

Using micro-needles on a medical-graded roller or pen device, it is moved over the skin to create very small puncture wounds to initiate the healing process. Fibroblasts create signals leading to the production of more collagen in the skin. There will be some minor bleeding and redness to the skin, but this will not be visible following the treatment.


How long does it take to see the results?

You’ll recognise an improvement to the skin approximately three weeks after your first treatment. For the best results, a course of three to five treatments is recommended – four to six weeks apart – depending on your skin issues and the areas requiring treatment. Your skin will then continue to improve for up to 12 months and we recommend one to two treatments per year.


What is Dermapen DPM3?

This is a revolutionary small hand-held device that delivers up to 1300 micro punctures to the skin per second, with varying needle depths and speed control.


What are the benefits of Dermapen  DPM3 compared to other microneedling devices?

It’s considered safer and more effective due to the control of speed and needle depth for the benefit of treating various issues and different layers of the skin. It can target areas other devices can’t.


Is DPM3 treatment painful?

For treating issues that require deeper needle depth, a local anaesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment. For more shallow treatments this is not required and is generally painless. People do report mild discomfort in some areas, but this is usually short lived.


What is Genuine Dermaroller?

This is a hand-held rolling device that is studded with 100 micro needles. It is rolled over the skin to create micro puncture wounds to the skin.


Is Dermaroller treatment painful?

As the needle depth isn’t adaptable, anaesthetic cream is applied and there will be some discomfort during your treatment. The skin will feel like its sunburnt for a few hours after treatment.


What is a skin peel?

A skin peel is a technique using a solution, derived from sugar cane, that loosens the ‘glue’ that holds down the top layer of dead skin, revealing the new skin beneath. It also works on the deeper skin layers aiding hydration all leading to a more vibrant appearance of the skin.


How many treatments do I need?

You’ll notice a difference to the condition of your skin immediately after the first treatment. A course of three to five treatments, four weeks apart are recommended to correct varying skin issues. We recommend two treatments per year to maintain your skin.


What happens during the treatment?

During the procedure your skin is thoroughly cleaned before a booster treatment is applied. This is followed by the glycolic peel solution being brushed on to the skin. The solution activates in up to five minutes, before being removed with a neutralising solution. The skin peel is completed with the application of a soothing, powerful antiaging balm. The treatment will last about 20 minutes and you can be back to your normal routine the same day.


Are there any side effects?

The skin is virtually normal in appearance after treatment. Any redness will be temporary and normal. In very rare cases some weeping may occur.


Do skin peels hurt?

No, there will only be some mild stinging or tingling. If it does become uncomfortable, the solution can be neutralised quickly.



I am in my early forties and have combination skin with fines lines and a couple of age spots, so I was keen to try a skin peel. The treatment was painless, it just felt mildly ‘stingy’ whilst the solution was applied.

I’m very pleased with how bright and clear my complexion appears. My skin is left feeling smoother and softer and I literally feel glowing. Friends commented on how good my skin was looking. I would recommend this treatment and Kelly, whose warm, calm, professional manner instantly relaxed me.” – Miss W, Worthing

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