VISIA Skin & Complexion Analysis

These days we regularly take photographs of ourselves with digital cameras and smartphones, but a photograph can only show you a certain view of your skin and how you are ageing.

You can get a more detailed view of the true condition of your skin, and more importantly how best to look after it, with our advanced VISIA SKIN Scanner.

Our high-definition scanner, combined with our speciality filters, give us the clearest possible view of what is happening both on the top layer of your skin as well as in the layers underneath the surface. This allows us to identify a range of skin problems that may not be visible to the naked eye.

VISIA SKIN Scanner allows us to decide on the very best course of treatment for your skin. We can view changes in skin tone and texture, pigmentation, vascular lesions and more using the cameras and filters, and once a course of treatment begins, we can then use the system to track and assess your progress and tweak the treatment programme if necessary. This means that your treatment will always be tailored to your skin, ensuring the best possible outcome.

 

What Can VISIA SKIN Scanner Do For Me?

We use the VISIA SKIN Scanner to look at a wide variety of skin characteristics, including:

  • Pores
  • Skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Porphyrins (bacteria that may be present in the pores)
  • Brown spots and red areas
  • UV damage
During your consultation, we’ll take images of your skin, assess them together and then discuss potential treatment plans with you. We’ll also give you a detailed analysis report of your skin that you can take home with you, as well as guidance on how you may be able to address and improve any skin complaints at home.

February 10, 2019

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Dermalux LED Phototherapy

How it Works

Dermalux LED phototherapy harnesses the power of three light wavelengths or colours (red, near infrared and blue light, used individually or combined) to treat a range of skin conditions and complaints, including generally ageing skin, rosacea and problem skin, dermatitis and poor complexion. It works by accelerating the body’s own repair processes to promote healing and cell renewal. During treatment, skin cells absorb the light, using the extra energy to accelerate cell repair or to destroy bacteria. Studies have shown that skin cells exposed to LED light regenerate by up to 150-200% faster than cells not exposed to LED light, with an increase in hydration of up to 600%. The different light wavelengths treat a variety of different skin complaints.

Red Light tends to be used for anti-ageing and to rejuvenate skin and can have the following benefits:

  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Plumps sagging skin
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Increases hydration
  • Soothes redness, irritation and sensitivity
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation, improving skin health
  • Restores a youthful glow

Blue Light has powerful anti-bacterial properties and tends to be used for problem skin including acne. It can have the following benefits:

  • Reduces acne infection occurrence
  • Reduces and helps to fight against infection
  • Helps to kill and destroy bacteria present within the skin which cause acne and other problem skin complaints
  • Minimises and shrinks large pores
  • Decongests problematic, spot-prone skin

During Treatment

Treatment typically takes just 30 minutes and is pain-free – in fact, some patients even report a feeling of wellbeing as exposure to light can actually boost serotonin levels, helping to relieve stress and improve mood. It’s not unheard of for patients to actually fall asleep during treatment and need to be woken at the end! It may also feel slightly warm, and this is simply due to the stimulation of blood circulation. Skin may appear plumper, fuller, brighter and more youthful after just one treatment and results will continue to improve in the days and weeks following treatment. Some patients will have just one treatment to rejuvenate their skin for a special day, whilst others will have a course of treatment to target specific skin complaints, and then go on to have periodic top-up treatments to maintain their results.

Is Dermalux LED Phototherapy Right for Me?

The results of LED phototherapy are clinically proven, with over 1,700 research studies proving that the therapy is suitable for treating a vast range of skin conditions with no side effects. Most patients can be effectively treated with LED phototherapy, although some medical conditions do cause photosensitivity, so we will ask you about your medical history before treatment to ensure that it is suitable for you.

To learn more about Dermalux LED phototherapy, contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

February 10, 2019

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Dermaroller / Skin Needling

Skin Pen

The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the world’s first microneedling equipment accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Clinically attested to safely and efficiently treat facial acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, firmer and more toned skin for ages 22 and over.

The SkinPen is an aesthetic process which involves safely piercing the skin with tiny sterile probes in order to induce the production of collagen and elastin fibres, in a controlled, sterile environment. The probes enter the skin vertically without tearing or scratching the tissue, causing inflammation and triggering a wound healing response. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced a month apart, you can improve your skin’s appearance for up to six months from your last treatment. Step out with confidence.

Medical Skin-Needling

Medical skin-needling, sometimes also called Collagen Induction Therapy or Dermarollering is a long-established procedure used to treat a wide range of skin issues, such as acne scarring, changes in skin tone and texture, sun-damaged or ageing skin, plus lines and wrinkles on the face and décolletage. During treatment, the practitioner will apply the manual Dermaroller to the treatment area. The action of rolling this small cylindrical device across the skin, which has rows of tiny needles embedded in it, creates thousands of micro-medical needle-columns. Each needle-column is microscopic, around 0.1mm in width, penetrating into the dermis of the skin. Although tiny, the needle-columns will stimulate the process of repair and regeneration within the body, encouraging new cell growth, smoothing out lines, wrinkles and scars and improving the appearance of skin tone and texture. Depending on the patient’s individual skin complaint, the practitioner can adjust the speed, intensity and depth of the treatment.

When treating areas on the body, such as for stretch marks, we use the Genuine Dermaroller. The process works in much the same way whereby micro-medical needle-columns are made in the surface of the skin in order to stimulate cell repair.

During Treatment

Our different Dermaroller treatments have a good comfort level and usually, our practitioners will apply a light topical anaesthetic to the treatment area in order to minimise any discomfort. We also have a number of topical solutions that we can apply during treatment in order to promote healing and enhance the procedure. Treatment is typically fairly painless and although you might experience some discomfort and redness, this is usually minimal and is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

When Will I See a Difference?

Although the process of cell regeneration starts to occur soon after the treatment, results won’t really be visible for around six weeks. During this time, collagen production is increased and new collagen is formed, skin cell regeneration occurs and blood supply to the surface of the skin is enhanced, bringing about a natural and long-lasting improvement in the look and feel of skin. Generally, we recommend a series of three treatments, with at least six weeks between them. We may recommend more treatments if necessary, depending on your particular skin complaint.

Book your Dermaroller consultation by contacting us today.

February 10, 2019

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

How it Works

IPL treatment works by emitting a range of different wavelengths of each pulse of light, targeted towards areas in the skin which may differ in colour to the surrounding tissue. The light may be targeted towards scars, freckles or otherwise pigmented skin. The skin then absorbs the light from the IPL, causing minor damage. Cell repair is then stimulated, helping to eliminate injured skin cells, creating new, smooth and blemish-free skin. Treatment is relatively painless and you can usually go back to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.

What Can IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treat?

We use IPL skin rejuvenation to treat a wide range of skin complaints on the face, neck, chest and hands, including:

  • Broken veins, thread veins, spider veins and capillaries
  • Redness associated with rosacea
  • Sun spots, age spots and pigmentation
  • Imperfections associated with sun damage and ageing
  • Imperfections in skin colour, tone and texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minor scarring and imperfections associated with acne

Results

Results may be visible after just one session, with most results usually seen after around 10 days. During the weeks and months following treatment, skin will improve further, with more enhanced results after each and every treatment. A series of treatments are usually recommended, spaced around four weeks apart. A series of treatments can not only rejuvenate skin, giving it a smoother, brighter and more even appearance, but it can also eliminate and minimise some serious skin complaints, including rosacea and pigmentation.

For more information about our IPL skin rejuvenation treatments, please contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.

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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.