Here at SDS Rejuvenate, we understand that each and every person is unique, and their skin is just as unique as they are. We customize our medical facial treatments for each patient with his or her individual skin care goals and specific concerns in mind.
A free consultation to thoroughly assess your skin and educate you on the findings, and to answer any questions you may have. Together you and your clinician will design a customised medical facial to refine, repair, and rejuvenate your skin.
A New Dermatology clinic available at SDS Rejuvenate MediSpa.
This clinic is performed exclusively by Dr Henry Aldwinckle, who already works closely with Dr Ian Jones and Dr Sally-Ann Dolan. Dr Aldwinckle has extensive experience in skin conditions and skin health holding a Diploma in Dermatology.
This service is for anyone who has concerns that one of their moles has grown or changed in appearance, or they have developed a new mole.
Why should you attend this clinic?
This service offers early detection of moles that have the potential to develop into skin cancer. This is important as early intervention can improve prognosis and outcome and potentially offer a complete cure.
You will be educated by the doctor how to check your skin and highlight areas often missed, not only giving you peace of mind but will allow you to become more aware of changes in pre-existing moles that should alert you to seek advice.
It is particularly important for people to attend if they are at high risk of skin cancer. Those at high risk include having in excess of 50 moles, or a family history of melanoma, high UV exposure especially in childhood, have lived in a hot sunny country or have a history of blistering sunburn.
Long term monitoring is recommended. The NICE guidelines recommend “having your moles checked by an expert every 6 months, (3 months if you have a history of having had a mole removal).
CryoPen™ is a state of the art treatment that uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly and safely destroy unwanted, benign and superficial lesions on the surface of the skin, such as warts, skin tags, verrucae, milia, cherry angiomas, scars, and resistant hyperpigmentation, many of which are no longer able to be treated by doctors under the NHS.
It has four main benefits over other treatments;
- CryoPen therapy takes far less time; with treatment sessions lasting less than 2 minutes
- No anaesthesia is required and it is virtually painless
- It is one of the least invasive lesion treatments in the market
- It is used in the treatment of virtually any benign skin lesion
- Treatment is safe for all ages.
CryoPen uses a technology referred to as cryotherapy – ‘cryo’ meaning ‘icy cold’. This involves the use of a high pressure jet of nitrous oxide – N2O, (the source of the cold energy), which is directed at the specific lesion being treated, to within millimetre accuracy.
How does it work?
CryoPen therapy is a medical procedure that involves the application of nitrous oxide gas ejected under high pressure on to the skin. The gas is very cold which helps to freeze and destroy any benign lesions.
During the application, the tip of the CryoPen reaches -89°C. The reason for this is to create a thermal shock at the region where the gas is pointed by causing a rapid drop in temperatures. The temperature drop has the effect of crystallising the fluid contents of the targeted cells, turning them into ice shards, resulting in the destruction of skin lesions as the membrane surrounding the treated cells is ruptured and destroyed.
During treatment, you may see a frost or ice-field on top of the lesion. This shouldn’t cause any worry as the frost usually goes away within a few seconds. A common technique called freeze-thaw-freeze can sometimes be used to freeze, then defrost a frozen lesion, and then freeze it again. Here, the frozen lesion is allowed to rest for 30 seconds and then a second treatment applied whereby the tissue will freeze faster second time around and destruction of the lesion is more guaranteed.
After treatment, it is advisable to leave the area uncovered as this speeds up the healing process. However, your practitioner may apply a simple dressing or plaster if there is a chance that the lesion may get rubbed or aggravated in any way.
Dr Sally will advise you how to care for your skin post treatment.
HydraFacial was created to provide the best skin of your life. The technology it uses is unique. And so are the amazing results it achieves. After just one treatment you’ll look great. And feel great. Instantly. And the more you use it – the healthier your skin will become.
The HydraFacial Core Treatment consists of a three-stage process taking around 30 minutes and is perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle. It detoxifies the skin, removes dead skin cells, extracts any debris and provides long lasting hydration and essential nutrient support to protect and rebuilds collagen levels. For those of you with a little more time, the HydraFacial Skin Health for Life Extended Treatment is very popular and adds an additional 2 steps that top and tail your HydraFacial with the Detox and Rejuvenation steps giving you a natural, glowing complexion that looks as good as you feel.
Book a consultation with one of our friendly skin experts, who can advise which HydraFacial treatment is best for you.
Acne is a disorder of the follicles found in the face and upper trunk. At puberty androgens increase the production of sebum from enlarged sebaceous glands that become blocked and infected causing an inflammatory reaction. Acne is characterised by comedones, blackheads, white heads and inflamed papules, pustules and nodules. Almost every teenager can expect to experience acne to some degree during adolescent years, tending to effect boys more than girls. Genetic factors do play a part and acne can also be associated with medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushings disease etc.
Acne can cause severe psychological problems undermining self-assurance and self-esteem at a vulnerable time in life. Treatments for acne can begin with simple advice on cleanliness and diet but many other treatments are available. We know there are many products advertised over the counter but these usually are of only minimal benefit. Here in our clinic we offer topical treatments, oral medical treatments and specific skin care advice tailored to your requirements.
We also offer a range of chemical and resurfacing skin peels which are proven to improve the appearance of acne. Any form of acne can lead to scarring. Scarring usually results from deep lesions but superficial lesions can also cause scarring. 1 in 5 gets significant (socially obvious) scarring. Should scarring occur as a result of acne we offer corrective treatments known as Skin Boosting.
School, dating, social issues – things are difficult enough for teenagers. When you add pimples, inflammation, and skin issues to the mix, things can get overwhelming. Searching for the best acne treatment may be a difficult, lengthy process for all adolescents, but acne problems pose a unique problem for teenagers looking for a quick solution to clear skin. Acne is embarrassing for adolescents. Whilst girls frequently discuss the overwhelming distress they face during acne breakouts, boys are more inclined to suffer in silence. Coping with and treating acne can be particularly difficult for both sexes, that’s why we offer free acne treatment advice.
What acne treatment solutions do we provide for teenagers at SDS Rejuvenate? Most of the acne treatment solutions will contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or both. Benzoyl peroxide can treat acne by killing bacteria that grow inside the skin pores and lead to pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammation. Salicylic acid is a bit milder than benzoyl peroxide, and it is an effective acne treatment due to its ability to unclog pores that trap oil and bacteria beneath the surface of the skin and we then combine them with a moisturiser than can keep the skin hydrated, smooth, and free of inflammation.
Obagi CLENZIderm M.D.™
Obagi CLENZIderm M.D.™ Systems are the only prescription-strength acne treatments that contain a patented, solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) to penetrate deep into the follicle and treat acne where it starts.
- Patients with normal to dry skin
- Patients who prefer lotions
- Patients with sensitive skin
- Patients looking to minimise side effects of retinoids or other acne treatments.
The key product in the range is BiRetix Duo gel, a powerhouse of advanced technologies that tackle spots at every stage of their development:
- A unique combination of vitamin A ingredients help to clear pores and clarify the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of comedones that can lead to spots.
- A sophisticated botanical complex that’s clinically proven to fight P.acnes; the bacteria that leads to spots.
- Salicylic acid; clinically proven to purify skin and help to reduce redness.
The range also includes the treatment enhancing BiRetix Micropeel, Mask and Cleanser to create an effective, rounded regime:
- BiRetix Micropeel: A clarifying and exfoliating cleanser containing a combination of willow bark extract and physical botanical exfoliants to help clear pores and stimulate cell renewal leaving the skin feeling soft, soothed and refreshed.
- BiRetix Mask: A soothing clay mask rich in minerals, anti-oxidants and containing RetinSphere Technology to further clarify skin, control sebum and reduce shine.
- BiRetix Cleanser: A gentle daily cleansing gel with natural moisturisers and anti-redness ingredients that leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh.
The DermaClear Collection was formuated to combat the many stages and types of acne. Whether you’re prone to breakouts or simply need to correct a spot now and then, we offer a variety of products blended to prevent, quell and alleviate the myriad symptoms of acne.
Dermalux LED phototherapy reproduces the same properties of sunlight without the sun’s harmful UV light – clinically proven to kill acne bacteria. It’s therefore safe for use in the treatment of acne on even the most sensitive skin. When acne bacteria appears as acne spots, porphyrins are produced which absorb blue light energy, providing antibacterial benefits. It is suitable for all skin types including darker skins, teenage skin and stubborn cystic acne. It’s an effective alternative if your skin does not respond to other acne treatments, medicated acne creams or has become antibiotic resistant.
Chemical Skin Peels can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They are also proven to enhance treatments with anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. We offer a full range of DermaQuest skin peels, which can be used to:
- Treat certain types of acne
- Improve the appearance of mild scars
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches
- Improve the look and appearance of the skin
- Treat wrinkles caused by skin damage and ageing
Chemical peels vary in strength from light to medium, to deep. We will discuss your desired outcome and advise on the appropriate depth of the peel, taking into consideration your skin type and condition.
You will notice instant improvement after one treatment, but further treatments will give you a noticeable transformation, your skin will feel and look rejuvenated.
Collagen induction therapy C.I.T is designed to reverse years of skin wrinkling, sun damage, hyper pigmentation and acne scarring. Using a medical grade state of the art medical micro-needling pen, the micro needles create hundreds of tiny micro channels through the epidermis into the deeper dermis.
This controlled micro needling triggers the natural process of collagen and elastin repair without scarring, results in improved skin strength, thickness and smoothness producing healthier more youthful skin.
This allow penetration of variable depth, 0.25mm – 2.0mm and the speed of injections can be varied providing versatility to remodel the skin in many areas including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands and abdomen (this can also improve the appearance of stretch marks).
The procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending on the area being treated, with no downtime.
Precise micro channels created by the device delivers therapeutic serums direct to the deeper layers of the skin where they stimulate collagen and elastin. The small round stamp like shape can effectively treat the hard to reach places, for example around the eyes, nose and lips. Because of the accurate 90 degree delivery the precisely placed needles easily penetrate the epidermis to promote scar less healing and natural collagen production, similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime. The mechanism of injury is a natural process which make this an holistic approach to skin therapy.
How does collagen C.I.T work?
There are 3 major phases of natural dermal and epidermal wound healing, this resulting in enhanced stimulation of new healthy skin.
Phase 1 (days 1-3) – Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. White blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply and begin the creation of fresh, new skin.
Phase 2 (days 3-5) – Proliferation: In this phase, the fibroblasts, keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.
Phase 3 (days 6-30) – Remodelling: during this phase, collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts proliferate in the puncture wounds formed by the micro needles and migrate. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with even stronger collagen and the dermis contracts to create a youthful firm, but supple texture to the skin.
The Leading Light in LED Phototherapy!
Multi Award winning Dermalux® is the latest generation in LED Phototherapy combining clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at safe, therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve problem skin conditions for the face and body.
Dermalux® systems ensure ‘optimised’ penetration of light into the skin to energise cellular functions with excellent results for skin rejuvenation, acne and spot prone skin, pigmentation and inflammatory conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Effective treatments for a range of skin conditions including:
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Acne & spot prone skin
- Rosacea, redness & flushing
- Dehydrated skin
- Inflammatory conditions
- Accelerated healing
LED Phototherapy is based on the principle that living cells are able to absorb and are influenced by light. The treatment involves exposing the skin to low levels of beneficial light energy from the visible and infrared part of the light spectrum which energise cellular functions to stimulate various cellular processes with therapeutic effects. It is a natural response similar to that of plant photo-synthesis through a process known as photobiomodulation.
While we often associate light exposure with negative effects such as skin ageing and damage, light also has many positive influences on the body. It helps us produce vitamin D and provides energy and serotonin for example. It can also promote healing, reduce inflammation and pain and prevent tissue damage.
The differences between the positive and negative effects of light are the amount and the parts of the light spectrum we are exposed to. Whilst on-going exposure to UV is very damaging, controlled levels of Red, Blue and Near Infrared light are clinically proven to be beneficial.
LED Phototherapy has long been known for its regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties. Research demonstrates that it increases collagen production, destroys acne causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, improves skin tone, texture and clarity and eases muscular and joint pain. Unlike more invasive procedures that work as a result of the body’s response to trauma, LED Phototherapy is a safe and year round treatment option for all skin types without discomfort or downtime.
Successful treatment with LED Phototherapy is determined by delivering clinically proven wavelengths at an optimised intensity and dose to maximise the light / chromophore interaction that allow for these specific cellular reactions to take place.
If the wavelength does not match the target cell then there will be no absorption and therefore no reaction and no result. Secondly, if the photon intensity is too low then again there will be no reaction and no result. Not all LED Phototherapy systems are the same!
Before and after pictures can be viewed here; http://www.dermaluxled.com/results.php.
Please contact clinic to arrange your free consultation with our doctors!
Dermaplaning – An exfoliation treatment that removes peach fuzz and dead skin
Buff away the dead skin cells that make complexions look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots. Dermaplaning clears the way so skin peels, facials, skin products and serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. It removes peach fuzz / vellus hair and creates clear channels into the skin as well as a soft, smooth surface for makeup to glide on flawlessly.
As we age, our cell turnover decreases and this affects our skin texture and tone, Dermaplaning gently buffs the top layer of dead skin cells away helps to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion.
How Does It Work?
Dermaplaning uses a surgical blade to perform a deep exfoliation. The edge of the scalpel is used at a 45-degree angle to scrape the build-up of dirt and oils in and around the skin and vellus hair.
The vellus hair is completely removed during the process leaving skin ultra-smooth and creating the perfect base for make-up application.
Are there any side effects of Dermaplaning?
There are no side effects or downtime with dermaplaning. Skin is stretched during the procedure and the blade is always held at a 45-degree angle to reduce the risk of nicking the skin with the blade. The skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure so it is important to wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper-pigmentation, this will be applied at clinic before you leave. Skin may be a little pink immediately after treatment due to being stretched but this normally subsides within an hour or so. Peach fuzz / vellus hairs do not come back thicker and stronger. It will grow back at exactly the same rate, thickness and texture as before.
To achieve optimal results from your DermaQuest Skin Resurfacing Treatments, the skin needs to be balanced or prepared. This will speed up the healing process and reduce any adverse effects. By preparing the skin we begin to remove any dead surface cells before the treatment so that absorption rates and affects are increased giving a better, more consistent result.
Essential Balance Lactic Resurfacer – For Glowing Hydrated Skin
Safely rejuvenate sensitive skin with DermaQuest gentle Lactic Acid Resurfacer. This treatment calms redness, soothes broken capillaries and lifts fine lines and wrinkles all while improving texture and brightening dull skin.
Essential Balance Glycolic Resurfacer – For Age Management
Gently exfoliate skin with this unique blend of ingredients designed to address moderate signs of aging due to UV exposure and environmental influences.
SkinBrite Resurfacer – For Pigmentation
Created for skin that is experiencing moderate levels of pigmentation, this resurfacing treatment effectively lifts pesky dark spots and evens skin tone. Hydrating, moisturising and plumping.
All of the above resurfacer treatments are performed in a course of 6, every 2 weeks. Your skin MUST be prepared using a home care kit, which will be given to you at consultation to use at home prior to the treatment.
With every course of 6 treatments paid, you will receive a FREE Homecare kit worth £89 or Book 5 resurfacing treatments and get 1 free!
Facials are one of our most popular type of non-surgical skin enhancement and are designed to make you look and feel more radiant, rejuvenated and youthful. Your face is exposed to the elements and pollution on a daily basis, so with busy lives it can be tricky to give your skin as much attention as it needs.
Skincare is both an art and a science. The range of products and brands can be daunting, which is why we offer free skin consultations with our skin therapists, they will guide you through the treatment options and ask about your problem areas, products you are currently using and a little on lifestyle before making a recommendation. You’ll need around 20 to 30 minutes for a consultation.
Classic facials involve a series of beauty treatments which aim to restore a healthy, clear complexion and balance to your skin, leaving it soft and fresh looking and you feeling pampered and relaxed.
A salon or spa facial includes much more than the basic cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. Treatments vary by skin type and what you want to achieve. Using a scrub or peel to remove dead skin cells, massages to relax, drain toxins and stimulate circulation, and the application of a mask to firm, rehydrate or brighten, are typical. If you’re a serious glow-getter your facial might use high tech as well as hands-on treatments to give your skin a boost.
Some results will be visible immediately and others after a couple of sessions. A regular facial can be part of your flawless skin artillery, a pick-up before a special occasion or something you have when experiencing a breakout, tired or run-down, or in need of a treat.
To book in for a facial and discuss your skin needs call our clinics today for a free no obligation consultation.
Recent data reveals that rosacea affects 77% of people emotionally, 67% socially, 63% at work and 53% in their relationships or dating behaviour.
What are the symptoms and how do I know I have rosacea?
- Frequent flushing of the face
- Redness (erythema) which my look like sunburn
- Small lumpy spots which may look like acne
- Telangectasia – tiny blood vessels under the skin
- These symptoms are usually on the cheeks, forehead, nose and around the mouth and chin.
Who gets rosacea? – Around 1:10 people in the UK are thought to develop rosacea. Symptoms may first appear in your early 20’s, but the usual age that these symptoms appear is in your 30’s to 50’s. Women are more likely to suffer than men and it is more prevalent in fair skinned than dark skinned individuals.
What causes rosacea? – The exact cause of rosacea is unknown; a number of factors may be involved, e.g. sun damage, genetics, abnormal immune reactions in the skin which lead to inflammation.
What are the treatments available? – Unfortunately you cannot stop the development of rosacea but there are treatments that can help ease the symptoms.
Avoid strong sunlight to the face as it is thought to make symptoms worse. Using a good sun block 30+ with UVA and UVB protection.
Avoid extremes of temperature, alcohol, strenuous exercise, stressful situations, spicy foods, and hot drinks as these can all precipitate the facial flushing.
Mirvaso is a gel that is applied to the face when one wishes to reduce the appearance of facial redness. The redness can be reduced and becomes evident as soon as 30 minutes after application and the effect lasts up to 12 hours. This gel works by reducing excessive blood flow and therefore reduces the redness. The active ingredient is Brimonidine.
There is a consistent efficacy with daily use for up to 1 year although one may prefer to use this on a when required basis. For the ladies, make up can be applied as normal over the gel.
Often rosacea is associated with outbreaks of pustules and may require a combination of treatments. In such situations Efracea is used. This is one tablet to be taken on a daily basis initially for 2 months and then as and when required.
We also stock a range from Circadia by Dr Pugliese designed to treat, soothe and calm rosacea and sensitive skins.
Tranqili-Cream – A cream designed for those with sensitive skin and/or Rosacea. Contains hydrating agents and powerful anti-irritants to help reduce the appearance of redness and itching sensations, to improve skin softness and comfort upon application.
Rose – Ease Relief Cream – This cream helps calm the redness and irritation associated with Rosacea, while aiding in controlling the demodex mite, thought to contribute to Rosacea.
This fantastic treatment is non-invasive, pain free and has no downtime. It harnesses the power of pure light to accelerate the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes. As well as helping sooth and reduce the symptoms of Rosacea, it is clinically proven to help rosacea as well as other skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis.
The secret is it has 3 corrective wavelengths of light:
LED Red, this light soothes redness and irritation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases hydration, shrinks large pours and restores radiance.
LED Blue, is a powerful antibacterial light, it helps treat acne and blemishes without irritation, prevents breakouts, normalises oil production and importantly is a UV free alternative for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Near infra-red, this light relieves pain and inflammation, helps reduce scarring, tightens and firms the skin as well and helping reduce pigmentation for a more even skin tone.
Many skin conditions that surface in time originate from the deeper skin layers and are difficult to diagnose with the human eye. The Observ exposes these conditions by using a patented skin fluorescence and polarized light illumination technology. Using this unique technology, we can instantly reveal skin conditions, create awareness and propose a targeted treatment program.
With the Observ we can visualize: Depth of pigmentation disorders Distribution of melasma pigmentation- Sun damage.
• Free oil flow
• Plugged pores
• Areas of keratinized skin
• Areas with diminished circulation
• Dehydrated skin
• Vascular conditions
• Skin irritations
• Sensitive and thinned skin areas
• Wrinkle formations
• Fine skin surface texture
• Fine line patterns
Contact us today for a skin assessment using Observ to find your prescriptive skin care products.