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Get honest impartial advice from the Save Face experts in relation to any non-surgical cosmetic treatment.

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Selecting a Save Face Accredited Practitioner takes away the hassle and burden of having to sift through hundreds of practitioners, asking lengthy questions and performing checks to ensure that they are appropriately qualified to administer the treatment you want.

If you are thinking of having a non-surgical treatment or if you have had a treatment and have been dissatisfied with the level of care you have received, there is no better place to get free advice . Simply fill in the form below and one of our experts will get back to you within 48 hours.

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Questions and Answers

  • How can I get rid of my hooded eyelids without surgery? March 2 2015

    Hi

    Is there any non surgical treatment that can improve my hooded eye lids. I am 52 terrified of going under the knife, but hate my droopy eyelids. Botox helps a little but just not enough and doesn’t last very long does anyone know of anything else that can lift my lids ?

    I would just love to see my eye shadow but my upper lids just droop over it almost touching my lashes. I would just like to know if there is anything that can help this problem

    Thanks

    Ellie

    Answer:

    Hi Ellie

    Many thanks for your e-mail.

    Unfortunately hooded lids are very difficult to improve without undergoing surgery.

    You can have laser treatments to attempt to tighten the upper lid skin, but the degree of correction is difficult to predict.

    As you have already said, Botox will provide some improvement and dermal fillers into the brow area to elevate the brows can provide some improvement.
    You could also consider thread lift to the brow area, but again it is very difficult to say how much improvement this will bring.

    I think if you found a really proficient and understanding surgeon with a fab bedside manner, you may feel that you could go ahead with surgery, which will deliver the very best result.
    Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries.

    Kind regards,

    Karen Lockett

  • Can IPL help with Rosacea and Acne? February 25 2015

    Hi there,

    I have rosacea and acne on my face and have heard that IPL treatment could help me.
    I went to do a trial at a Clinic in London, but before going ahead with it I wanted to get some advice as I do not know anyone who has done this treatment before.

    Both my sister and mother went through a roaccutane treatment to treat their acne, so I do believe there is something genetic in the state of my face.

    Thank you,
    Nathalie

     

    S

    Answer:

    Hi Nathalie

    Many thanks for your question.

    It is important to first have a correct diagnosis for your skin condition.

    Although it is possible to have acne AND rosacea they are two separate conditions requiring different treatment approaches. A thorough assessment of your health, medicines, lifestyle, skin care regime and discussion of the treatment options to devise a plan is important. IPL can be helpful for rosacea, skin care may be advised to support best treatment outcomes. It is not a treatment for acne. Consider seeking advice based on a consultation and assessment as described.

    Depending on the severity of your condition you may consider seeing your GP for medical management of your acne and rosacea and follow up with a cosmetic clinic to support the medical management or further improve and maintain a healthier skin.

    We have lots of helpful hints and tips including blogs and treatment information on both conditions which can be found at here.

    We hope this has helped, however if you have any other questions or queries please get back in touch.

    Best regards

    Save Face

  • How can I minimise the appearance of my enlarged pores? February 23 2015

    Hi

    I have extremely enlarged pores on my nose that I have had since I was a teenager due to having had a very oily skin. I am now 52 years of age and although my skin is not particularly oily now the pores are so stretched that nothing will close them. It has always been my wish to have perfectly normal looking skin but instead I have spent all of my adult life unable to feel comfortable about my complexion. Is there any treatment I could have that will make the surface of my skin completely smooth and normal looking?

    Best regards

    Tracey Boughton

    Answer:

    Emma Davies
    Save Face

    Dear Tracey

    Never too late to improve skin health and quality! There is a good range of treatments available that really can help improve pore size and skin tone and texture. Nothing can guarantee perfection, but all can deliver real improvement. You might consider any of the following; medical needling, laser resurfacing, skin boosters, Obagi Nu-Derm. Book a consultation with a clinic on our register that offers a range of treatments, to discuss which would suit you best. You can search our register here.

    Kind regards

    Emma Davies

    Clinical Director

  • How can I get rid of unsightly leg veins? February 23 2015

    Hi

    I am only 35 but have terrible veins on my legs, I had IPL treatment and this has definitely made them worse, is this the best treatment , I am worried if I have more, they will only get worse and now regret having any treatment.

    Please advise.

    Vicki

    Answer:

    Martyn King
    Cosmedic Skin Clinic

    Dear Vicki

    Although IPL treatment is successful for treating facial veins, the results are often very disappointing on legs. Laser treatment, including ND:YAG, is more successful than IPL but still does not give very satisfactory results.

    The gold standard treatment would be microsclerotherapy, where a sclerosant is injected into the leg veins via a tiny needle to permanently destroy the vein. More than one treatment is usually needed and the legs will often look worse before they improve.

    Compression stockings are normally worn after treatment to improve results and lessen the risk of complications. Most clinics will offer a free consultation and assessment and prices are typically from £200 upwards. You can access a practitioner who undertakes microsclerotherapy treatments by searching our register of accredited clinics here.

    You can also access free and impartial information on the treatment here.

    I hope this helps.

    Kind regards

    Dr Martyn King

     

  • How do I treat oily skin and enlarged pores? February 23 2015

    Hi

    I have very oily skin and though I am too old for spots, I hate my open pores. I have tried microdermabrasion and peels, but nothing seems to help, is there a treatment that will stop the oiliness and shrink my pores?

    Please help

    Sarah

    Answer:

    Cheryl Wright
    Wrightway Aesthetics

    Hi Sarah

    Pores expand because they become clogged with dead cells and oil, which make them look larger. Sun damage, lack of exfoliation and clogging blackheads are common culprits.

    To get pores back to their normal size, you need to get rid of the blockage that caused them to expand. The key elements are unplugging the pores and cleaning away bacteria and oil, limiting sun exposure, using daily sun protection (SPF30), exfoliating and using the right ingredients in your skincare such as vitamin A and alpha and beta hydroxy acids for skin regeneration, vitamin C and E for antioxidant protection, niacinamide for skin brightening and peptides and amino acids for skin cell stimulation.

    Also, combining the above skin care regime with a course of rejuvenating professional dermal needling treatments (a series of three procedures at 6 weekly intervals) by a trained practitioner in an authorised clinical setting may prove beneficial.This procedure works below the surface of the skin in the dermis, encouraging the repair and regeneration of the skin.

    We have lots of useful information and blogs on this topic, you can read them by clicking here.

    I hope this is helpful.
    Regards
    Cheryl

  • How can I get rid of nose to mouth lines? January 8 2015

    Hi
    Please advise which is the best laser treatment for smokers lines (not too bad) from the marionette lines to chin for a one off treatment and downtime involved, I am 47 but look much younger but have given up smoking and would like to erase lines.

    Many thanks

    Answer:

    John Sheffield
    rtwskin

    Hi

    Like most questions posed by patients simply looking for a price the question can have several answers. This is why it is important to find a clinic that can provide alternative solutions rather than just trying to sell the device they have for every treatment.

    The gold standard would be for the patient to attend a consultation (often free from reputable clinics) and for the practitioner to then discuss options that provide the best and most cost effective solution.

    Speaking generally smokers lines can be treated best with ablative lasers that will also stimulate collagen production at the same time. We would offer treatment with the Er.YAG laser or better still the DEKA SmartXide2 CO2 Laser & RF System combination. This will give the best possible result. http://www.dekalaser.com/en-GB/treatments.aspx?mapp=1&app=36

    There will be no down time but some redness and swelling for up to seven days. A second treatment after 1 month may be required.

    Initial consultation: FREE
    Treatment: First £550.00. Second if required £400.00

    In addition an injected procedure using Juvederm from Allergan may be desirable for a complete effect. http://www.juvederm.co.uk/

    Treatment: £280.00

    Kind Regards,

    John Sheffield

    Chairman / Registered Manager & Laser Protection Supervisor

     

  • How to banish smokers lines January 6 2015

    Hi
    Please advise which is the best laser treatment for smokers lines (not too bad) from the marionette lines to chin for a one off treatment and downtime involved, I am 47 but look much younger but have given up smoking and would like to erase lines.
    Many thanks

    Answer:

    Hi there

    Many thanks for your query.

    Happy New Year and Congratulations on giving up smoking. Smokers who give up will almost certainly notice an improvement in the health an appearance of their skin as an early and rewarding benefit.
    It is usually the bar code lines around the lips from repeated pursing that pose the commonest concern for smokers‎. Lines or folds from the mouth corners to the chin 'marionette lines' are a problem for a much wider group. The best treatment options will depend upon their position and depth.

    Laser resurfacing, in particular, fractionated laser may be a good option for fine lines and improving skin tone and appearance, quite remarkable results can be achieved with a one off treatment, though the result does take time, as it relies on natural repair mechanisms in your skin, which will certainly be more efficient now you have quit smoking.

    Some of these creases may be a result of habitual expressions and some by loss of volume, so a good first step would be to book a consultation and assessment with a Save Face accredited clinic (you can access the clinics in your area by clicking here 

    You may also consider deep chemical peeling( Phenol)‎. Click here to download our consumer check list to help you get the most from any consultation and to access  have helpful and impartial information on a number of treatments we have suggested you may include in an appropriate treatment plan.

    We hope that you have found this information helpful, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Best wishes

    Save Face

  • Acne scar treatment for sensitive skin January 5 2015

    Hi

    how much would it coast for chemical peeling or laser treatment for acne scars? Is it safe for sensitive skin? Not big scars. Only dark spots and big pores on some areas.

    Thanks

     

    Answer:

    Hello

    Thank you for your enquiry. Without a physical assessment or being able to see a photograph of your area of concern, it is difficult to recommend a particular treatment. We have written a blog about this challenging area which you may find helpful which can be found under the Blogs tab.

    It is very difficult to advise on cost alone as this is dependent on the area to be treated and the amount of sessions required. Both treatment’s will require a course of sessions and once more, this is dependent on the machine used as is the case with chemical peels due to a variety of different types of chemical peels available. Furthermore, prices vary amongst practitioners and clinics so it really is down to arranging a consultation and feeling confident that your selected practitioner can thoroughly assess your areas of concern, answer all of your questions, including your expected cost.

    In terms of sensitivity, treatments can certainly be carried out on sensitive skin types but this will once again, will depend on a thorough skin assessment and past medical history.

    I would recommend downloading the following treatment information sheets from the website for the concerns you have identified; Fraxel laser resurfacing, chemical peels, micro-needling and also worth considering is the Obagi Nuderm kit.

    Take advantage of free consultations which enable you to meet the practitioner and most importantly enable the practitioner to recommend appropriate treatments following a face to face assessment here is a link to all of our accredited practitioners in London: http://www.saveface.co.uk/search/#!/near_you=51.5073509%2C-0.12775829999998223%2C25%2CLondon%2C%20United%20Kingdom&type=clinic&sort=random

    If you do decide to go ahead and book a consultation, be sure to download our patient charter and checklist which can be found by clicking on the following link http://www.saveface.co.uk/downloads/

    They are full of useful information including key questions you should ask your practitioner to get the most out of your consultation.

    We hope that you find this information useful, however if you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Best regards

     

    Save Face

  • What is the best treatment for acne and chickenpox scars January 5 2015

    I have acne/ and post chicken pox scars from my teenage years. I am now in my mid-forties, asian male and would like advice on suitable treatment and risks of invasive laser and/ or non-invasive treatment. The scars are on the cheeks, and forehead mainly, with some on the temples. Thank you.

    Answer:

    Hello

    Many thanks for your query.

    In darker skin types laser may not be appropriate because there is a risk of pigment changes. We recommend you consider medical needling, a very effective treatment for acne scarring. The results that can be achieved will depend upon the type of scars and your practitioner may recommend a combination of treatments for best results. For example, deep 'ice-pick' scars may need dermal filler and pigmented scars may be further helped with prescription skin care.

    Please choose your practitioner from our register of accredited providers who will be able to offer you a consultation to discuss your issue in more detail and provide a thorough assessment and treatment plan to address and treat your concern.

    We hope that the information we have provided is useful, however should you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Best regards
    Save Face

  • How can I treat under eye sagging? January 5 2015

    I would like information about under eye sagging please and any other procedures you may have on offer. If you could please include price plans on each procedure thanks.

    N

    Answer:

    Dear N,

    Thank you for your enquiry. Without a physical assessment it is difficult to recommend a particular treatment. We have written a blog about this challenging area which you may find helpful, you can read it by clicking on the following link. http://www.saveface.co.uk/what-is-a-non-surgical-eye-lift/

    We also have downloadable fact sheets on various types of treatments and the products used to treat your concern.

    Costs will depend upon the treatment plan we direct you to our clinic finder and recommend you book a consultation with a clinic near you.

    Understandably people seeking treatment would like an idea of cost and are inclined to 'shop around' on this basis alone. Take advantage of free consultations which enable you to meet the practitioner and most importantly enable the practitioner to recommend appropriate treatments following a face to face assessment. If you do decide to go ahead and book a consultation, be sure to download our patient charter and checklist which can be found by clicking on the following link http://www.saveface.co.uk/downloads/

    They are full of useful information including key questions you should ask your practitioner to get the most out of your consultation.

    We hope that you find this information useful, however if you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Best regards
    Save Face

     

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