Million Dollar Facial

Million Dollar facial
The million dollar starts with a double cleanse removing oil,dirt and dead skin cells,which is then followed by a refreshing toner. Dermaplaning to remove peach fuzz hair with a sterile surgical blade to buff away dead skin cells and perform a deep exfoliation. Dermaplaning rids your skin of clogged pores, vellus hair and makeup build, and creates clear channels into the skin as well as soft and glowing skin surface. Million dollar serum is applied to the skin  to ensure the skin is well hydrated. This is followed by microneedling, where small fine needles on the roller puncture the skin. The holes will stimulate the skin’s natural ability to renew and regenerate itself. The practitioner will then perform a lymphatic massage with ice globes which will increase blood flow,soothe and cool the skin and treatment is then finished off with a soothing radiant face mask. Serum and moisturiser and SPF are applied to finish.

Deluxe Dermaplaning
Our deluxe dermaplaning starts with a double cleanse removing oil,dirt and dead skin cells. followed by a refreshing tone. We then remove the peach fuzz hair with a sterile surgical blade to buff away dead skin cells and perform a deep exfoliation. Dermaplaning rids your skin of clogged pores, vellus hair and makeup build, and creates clear channels into the skin as well as soft and glowing skin surface. Treatment is then finished off with a soothing radiant face mask. Serum and moisturiser and SPF are applied to finish.

 

September 11, 2020

Fat Freezing Cryolipolysis

Cooltech Cryolipolysis Fat Freezing

It’s impossible to reduce specific areas of stubborn fat through diet and exercise alone – when losing fat, you

lose it from everywhere, and not always from where you want it to go from. If you could get rid of fat from wherever you wanted to, we’d all do it! One way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat from your thighs, arms, stomach and buttock is through cryolipolysis, a pioneering “fat freezing” treatment that can provide dramatic inch loss through a non-invasive method that requires no scalpels or needles.

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is the medical term for the destruction of fat cells, also known as lipolysis, through freezing, also known as cryo. It is sometime just abbreviated as cryolipo. Cooltech fat freezing works on the premise that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than skin cells, which means that freezing temperatures can destroy fat cells without having an impact on the outer layer of skin. The phenomenon of fat destruction caused by freezing is nothing new: it is known as “popsicle panniculitis” – so-called because scientists observed that children who regularly sucked on popsicles (the American term for ice lollies) were more likely to develop dimples in their cheeks, due to an incredibly localised inflammatory process.

During this inflammatory process, the fat cells become ruptured and damaged. This rupturing of the fat cells causes their contents to be released, whereby they will then be flushed out of your body, reducing the visible fat underneath the surface of the skin.

During treatment, the Cooltech applicator will be positioned in the treatment area. A vacuum will then be applied, “sucking” up the skin, resulting in a cold, pulling sensation. The temperature will be gradually lowered until it reaches -7 or -8°C, slowly freezing the fat cells. The treatment takes approximately 70 minutes and is usually easily tolerated, which means that clients can relax, listen to music or even work whilst the treatment takes place. Although the initial sensation will take a few minutes to get used to.

Following treatment, the treated area will likely feel hot and may be slightly swollen or bruised. The aesthetic practitioner will then massage the treated area to reduce any swelling. Any redness will typically disappear within a few hours, while bruises may take a few weeks to disappear. Some clients will experience slight numbness in the treated area for approximately one to eight weeks.

There is no down time associated with cryolipolysis and clients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. Treatment is generally suitable for all clients, but it can only reduce fat cells in stubborn fat pockets – it cannot remove large areas of fat and is not a weight-loss solution. “Over-removal” isn’t possible, as there will always be enough fat cells left to fill in any gaps which means that there will not be any depressions or bumps in the skin – during the two to four months following treatment, the fat layer will be reduced, although many clients report seeing a different within four weeks.
One cryolipolysis session typically results in a 20% decrease in fat in the treated area, although this will differ from client to client and will depend upon the size of the fat roll and the area being treated. Many clients achieve their desired results after one session, but some clients may require up to three.

Results of Cooltech cryolipolysis are permanent, provided that the client maintains a healthy lifestyle and diet following treatment in order to maintain their weight.

Find out if Cooltech cryolipolysis is the right treatment for you by contacting Hilton Skin Clinics to book a consultation.

February 10, 2019

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Hyperhidrosis/Excessive Sweating

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

There are two types of hyperhidrosis, primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis.

Medical opinion tends to agree that primary hyperhidrosis is caused by problems with the sympathetic nervous system. When we sweat, it is usually because our sympathetic nervous system has sent a signal from the brain to the sweat (eccrine) glands in order to regulate body temperature – sweating cools us down. In hyperhidrosis patients, it is thought that there may be a problem with the part of the brain that sends signals to the eccrine glands, so that they produce sweat even though there is no need to regulate body temperature.

In secondary hyperhidrosis (where the excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition or problem), causes include:

  • The menopause
  • An over-active or under-active thyroid gland
  • Being drunk or being “high” on drugs
  • Withdrawing from alcohol or drugs
  • Taking medications, including anti-depressants, tamoxifen and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist
  • Some medical conditions, including leukemia, lymphoma, HIV, tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease

Treatment

Lifestyle changes, such as minimising stress, avoiding known triggers, wearing clothes made from all-natural fibres and using medically-approved anti-perspirant sprays can help to reduce hyperhidrosis symptoms. At Hilton Skin Clinics, we offer botulinum toxin treatment (Botox) to reduce the production of sweat in those with excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis). During treatment, our Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner will inject Botox into the armpits (between 12 and 20 injections) in a procedure that takes less than 40 minutes. The botulinum toxin blocks the signals from the brain to the sweat glands, interrupting the faulty signals that may have been causing excessive sweat, reducing sweat production. The effects of treatment typically last for 2-8 months and follow-up treatments will usually be needed to maintain the reduced levels of sweating.

If you think you suffer from hyperhidrosis and would like to know if you could be treated at Hilton Skin Clinics, please contact us today.

February 10, 2019

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Laser Hair Removal

WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Here at Hilton Skin Clinics, we use the latest-generation Soprano ICE Platinum to administer laser hair removal to clients. Effortlessly advanced and cutting-edge, this technology offers three different wavelengths of light to provide a tailored, specified treatment to produce the best possible hair reduction results for you.

Laser hair removal can be used on a variety of areas on the body, including:

  • Legs
  • Armpits & arms
  • Face
  • Bikini line & other intimate areas
  • Back & chest

Suitable for Everyone?

Typically, laser hair removal is considered to be most effective on those with pale skin and dark hair. This is because the hair pigment dramatically contrasts with skin colour, resulting in a higher rate of light absorption.

But, due to the range of wavelengths available with the Soprano ICE Platinum, laser hair removal here with us is equally effective on lighter hair colours and darker, more tanned skin.

February 10, 2019

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What Causes PCOS?

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, although it is thought to be hereditary. PCOS is often associated with abnormal hormone levels within the body, with insulin in particular thought to play a part. Many women with PCOS have high levels of insulin (the hormone that controls sugar levels), which is in turn thought to contribute to an increase in the production and activity of male hormones, such as testosterone. Being overweight tends to increase the amount of insulin present in the body, which could increase your risk of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Symptoms of PCOS

Polycystic ovaries contain a number of cysts of up to 8mm in size. They’re completely harmless by themselves, but the symptoms that occur alongside PCOS can cause a number of problems. The cysts are actually under-developed sacs where eggs develop. In polycystic ovary syndrome, these sacs are often unable to release eggs, which is why ovulation can be patchy or infrequent at best. The symptoms of PCOS normally start to show when a woman reaches later teens or early twenties.

Symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods or cessation of periods.
  • Problems getting pregnant, due to irregular ovulation.
  • Hirsutism (excessive hair growth), on the face, neck, chest, back and buttocks.
  • Weight gain.
  • Thinning hair and even hair loss.
  • Acne and oily skin.

Treating PCOS

There is no “cure” for PCOS. Instead, sufferers are advised to adjust their lifestyle to ease symptoms and to use medications, if necessary for fertility concerns. For example, weight loss and eating a healthy, balanced diet can greatly help PCOS sufferers. Our in-house nutritionist can advise on diet and lifestyle changes which may reduce the severity of PCOS symptoms. Other symptoms can be controlled with a range of treatments. At Hilton Skin Clinics, we use laser hair removal to help treat and control the excess hair growth associated with PCOS.

Laser Hair Removal

During treatment, the laser hair removal device uses targeted, focussed light to penetrate the epidermis. The pigment within the hair absorbs the light, effectively destroying the hair follicle. This removes hair and helps to hinder further hair growth, leaving skin smooth and hair-free. A course of treatments is usually recommended so that hair in all stages of the growth cycle can be targeted. Treatment is relatively painless and takes between ten and forty minutes, depending on the area being treated.

For more information about laser hair removal for PCOS , please contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

February 10, 2019

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Sclerotherapy / Microsclerotherapy

What are Thread Veins?

Thread veins are harmless, but they can cause psychological distress, especially when the veins appear on an area of the legs that are particularly exposed. This may lead the individual to not wear shorts or skirts or expose their legs or feet at all in public. Thread veins tend to appear just underneath the surface of skin and can be red, blue or purple in colour and are usually up to 1-2mm in diameter. They are not a serious medical issue, but can sometimes cause aches and pains. A number of factors can contribute to thread veins, including weight gain, standing for long periods of time and the hormonal changes that often occur in pregnancy.

How it Works

Although thread veins are most common on the face and legs, we only use sclerotherapy to treat thread veins on the legs due to the minimal risk of scarring. Thread veins are not to be confused with varicose veins.

During sclerotherapy, a chemical solution (called a sclerosing agent) is injected into the veins at various points along them. This solution irritates the lining of the veins, and this, along with the compression that occurs after treatment, induces vein collapse. Over time, the body absorbs the veins, significantly improving the appearance of treated area, resulting in legs that are free of unsightly veiny areas and more youthful in appearance. Because treatment is painless, no anaesthetic is required and downtime is minimal. Once injected, it is important that the veins remain collapsed. The nurse practitioner will also recommend that you wear compression stockings following treatment to promote healing. These compression stockings should be worn day and night for 3 days and then just during the day for 3 days.

Results

Results will typically be seen within a few weeks of the first treatment. Although veins will fade after one treatment, you may need a course of two to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Some patients will require more treatments and some less.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective therapy suitable for treating thread veins on the legs. For more information about sclerotherapy and the other treatments we provide for treating thread veins, contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

February 10, 2019

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Skin Tightening (Laser)

How it Works

ClearLift 4d skin tightening laser works by using safe and targeted near-infrared light (NIR). We use the Alma Lasers NIR at Hilton Skin Clinics. The NIR module uses Near Infrared technology, a safe infrared light that heats the tissue under the skin’s surface, tightening skin laxity and improving skin architecture. The NIR handpiece stimulates the infiltration of fibroblast and the formation of new collagen, enhancing the tightening effect and helping to bolster the skin against future ageing.  The presence of healthy collagen in the dermis helps maintain the skin’s youthful resilience and texture.

The treatment helps to tighten the skin, protecting it against future ageing. A healthy layer of collagen in the dermis will help to provide the skin with the elasticity and resilience that it needs, preventing sagging and keeping skin tight and smooth.

Laser skin tightening differs to laser skin resurfacing in that the laser does not affect the top layer of skin. Instead, the laser penetrates deep within the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production from within, a process which causes a tightening effect in the tissue thus making the overlying surface skin look smoother and tighter.

Treatment Areas

Laser skin tightening can be used on a wide range of areas and although it is more commonly used on the face, it can also be used to treat areas of the body, too, such as loose skin on the abdomen after pregnancy. The most common issues that we treat include:

  • sun damage
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • loose jowls and sagging skin around the neck
  • lines from the nose to mouth
  • drooping brows or forehead
  • bags underneath the eyes

 

During Treatment

During treatment, we’ll apply a cold gel to the area to be treated. Next, one of our practitioners will pass the Alma Lasers NIR over the surface of skin to deliver very precise and targeted pulses of light to the treatment area. Most people tolerate the treatment extremely well and some even find it painless. Should you feel any discomfort during treatment, our practitioners will always do all that they can to make you feel at ease and comfortable through-out.

Results

Laser skin tightening is usually very effective. Results are often visible after just one treatment and will continue to improve over the days and weeks after treatment as skin cells regenerate and collagen production is stimulated. A course of 3 to 6 treatments will usually be recommended, depending on your specific skin complaint and the area being treated. Maintenance treatments may also be required.

For more information about laser skin tightening, please contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

February 10, 2019

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Tattoo Removal (Laser)

Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a relatively simple procedure that can produce some astonishing results, depending on the type of tattoo (amateur or professional) and the ink colour or colours within the tattoo. The treatment works very simply: lasers remove tattoos by breaking down the pigment within the tattoo, lightening the skin and minimising the appearance of the tattoo. With repeated treatments, tattoos can vanish completely. Some tattoos are easier to remove than others.

How Does it Work?

During treatment, a precisely targeted wavelength of light is passed over the tattoo. The pigment within the tattoo absorbs the light from the laser, which causes cell damage. This cell damage breaks the tattoo ink down into fragments, and over the weeks following the treatment, these fragments are metabolised and disposed of by the body.

Before Treatment

Before treatment, your tattoo will be analysed to see how effective treatment would be. Black tattoos are the easiest to remove as the pigment within them is easily broken down. Tattoos with red in them are usually more difficult and different wavelengths of light will need to be used. If the ink in the tattoo has been put into skin too deeply, treatment might be slightly more difficult.

What Happens During Treatment?

During laser tattoo removal, skin will be cleansed and a local anaesthetic cream may be applied. You’ll be given goggles to wear. The practitioner will then pass the laser over the surface of the tattoo. Treatment can vary depending on the size of the tattoo. After treatment, patients are advised to take care of the skin, using a high factor SPF sunscreen whilst the skin is still sensitive as well as a tissue repair cream. Patients will experience a mild pricking sensation during treatment, but we can use local anaesthetic creams to minimise discomfort. Over the counter pain medication will minimise any pain following treatment.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

The number of treatments that you need differs, depending on the colour of the tattoo and how large it is. Generally, you’ll need treatments every four to eight weeks. A course of six to ten treatments is usually enough to erase the tattoo, although you might need fewer or more treatments.

For more information about laser tattoo removal, contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

February 10, 2019

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Thread Veins

WHAT ARE THREAD VEINS?

Thread veins, sometimes also called spider veins, are tiny veins just underneath the surface of the skin that have become dilated, which means that they are reddish, blue or purplish in appearance. Thread veins are harmless and do not usually cause medical problems, although many people find them unsightly and they can cause an aching sensation. They often occur on the legs, but can also appear on the face.

Treatments for Thread Veins

We offer a few treatments for thread veins at Hilton Skin Clinics, Dye-VL within the Harmony XL Pro laser platform, Sclerotherapy and advanced electrolysis. These treatments can minimise the appearance of thread veins and improve the overall look of skin.

 

For more information about the thread vein treatments that we offer at Hilton Skin Clinics, please contact us today.

February 10, 2019

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HAZEL FAULKNER

Such a welcoming clinic, all staff are extremely professional. Treatments are fantastic, I highly recommend Hilton Skin Clinic.

Mia was so lovely, made me feel really comfortable and relaxed. Can’t wait for my next appointment xx

BETHAN FORRESTAL

Lovely people, very informative and the whole experience was enriching and pleasant! I couldn’t recommend the service more!

CLARE SLATTERY

I always feel so safe and happy at the clinic. Mia is a superb practitioner.

JANE IBBOSTON

Always the friendliest people with honest advice. I always feel welcome and trust wholly in the treatments offered.

ROD JOURNET

Amazing service by everyone , Dr Semira is excellent ..

NALAIA KAUSAR

Great experience. Very friendly . My hydrafacial feels amazing and looks good .

JUL

The clinic really give you good advice in how to look after your skin and didn’t seem too pushy when selling what I needed. I ended having the EDS Dermaroller for my face and neck. I was so worried it would be so painful but surprisingly it's not that bad at all but I did have some anaesthetic cream applied before hand.

KATE MONTERIAN

The staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. When I arrived everything was explained to me and it was better than I had originally expected. I can’t wait for the next session of microdermabrasion!! I would now recommend them to my friends too.

BARBARA SOPATA

The clinic is always spotless and has a warm inviting atmosphere. Staff members are extremely knowledgeable about all of their treatments, and they even took the time to speak to me over the phone relating to questions about my treatment before I even booked a consultation. 5 star clinic and would highly recommend to anyone.