Unwanted Hair

Excessive or unsightly body and facial hair can be upsetting for both women and men, as well as difficult, costly, and inconvenient to remove. Laser hair removal is a rapid yet gentle way of removing unwanted hair and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction. The combination of expert knowledge and advanced technology allows The Laser and Skin Group to deliver successful, permanent hair reduction regardless of skin tone and hair type.

Every client’s treatment is tailored to their unique hair removal needs, whether it is large areas such as the back or an intimate area like the underarm or bikini line. Our practitioners specialise in treating all skin tones including dark and Asian skin, transgender clients and individuals suffering with polycystic ovaries.

Recommended Treatment: Laser Hair Removal

Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hairs are a skin condition where hairs curl round and grown back into the skin. Ingrown hair generally appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), though it can appear anywhere. They produce raised red spots, which can sometimes become infected and turn into painful pus-filled sores. Anyone can get ingrown hairs, but they tend to be more of a problem in people with curly or coarse hair. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, followed by waxing and tight clothing. Ingrown hairs can be itchy and embarrassing, but they often go away on their own without having to do anything. If they do not go away, ingrown hairs can become infected, darken the skin, or leave behind scars, especially if you have scratched or picked the ingrown hairs areas.

Recommended Treatment: Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair removal is a proven treatment to combat unwanted and ingrown hairs; by targeting the specific body areas, the laser weakens the hair follicles and reduces their ability to produce hairs long-term. The treatment tends to work best on dark, coarse hair;however, we can treat those with some blonde hair. Laser treatment for ingrown hairs is a very fast, effective, and safe method to prevent ingrown hairs from reoccurring and permanently removing them.

Lines and Wrinkles

Anti-wrinkle injections are a popular treatment to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, including reducing the appearance of sunken eyes. They are also great for treating Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). We ensure market leading products are used including Juvederm and Allergan’s full range of products.

Loss of Facial Volume and Thin Lips

Dermal fillers utilise the plumping power of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, to replace lost volume, contour and shape the face. Our expert doctors and aesthetic nurses select and use the leading fillers for maximum results, safety, and efficacy.

They can also be used to plump, hydrate, and smooth the lips, work on the asymmetry, redefine their shape and add volume. Dermal lip fillers are a great treatment for both men and women of all ages who are looking to enhance the shape or look of their lips.

Thin Lips

Dermal Lip fillers work to plump, hydrate and smooth the lips. They can also be used to help asymmetry in the lips, redefine their shape and add volume. Dermal lip fillers are a great treatment for both men and women of all ages who are looking to enhance the shape or look of their lips.

Tired Looking Skin/Dull Complexion

Beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. To maintain and improve skin health an effective, professional skincare regime is essential.

Recommended Treatment: Combinations of Image peels and Facials or H20 Facials

Image skincare products work at cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade skin damage, increase hydration and stimulate cellular turnover for more youthful looking skin. The Image skincare peel range is designed to improve and enhance the skin. The Image peel treats a range of skin conditions, including wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven pigmentation to reveal improved skin texture, more clarity and a more even skin tone. A cosmeceutical brand developed in the USA.

Pigmentation

Over time, age, sun exposure and environmental factors can lead to freckles, age spots, uneven skin tone and discoloured patches which no amount of foundation will hide. Our advanced laser creates perfect skin tone and texture anywhere on the face and body with minimal downtime. It targets dark patches and discolouration with a quick, painless, and safe method, resulting in a 50-90% reduction in pigmentation. Sun exposure, ageing, hormones, and skin damage are all leading causes of pigmentation in the skin, if you are experiencing uneven and unwanted pigmentation, our team can help. Our trained aesthetic professionals can safely treat your unwanted pigmentation with the unrivalled capabilities of our Cynosure laser. This expert laser treatment works by using light energy to break down the targeted pigmentation. This is completely safe, and the body naturally disposes of the pigment over a short period of time.

Pigmentation can prematurely age us and look embarrassing, but it can be easily treated and evened out by our expert hands.

Recommended: Lightening Peels, Cosmelan, Laser Facials

Enlarged Pores

Most often, genetics determine who will have large pores. Other causes for large pores can be oily skin, since excess oil sits around the skin’s pores, making them appear enlarged. Oily and unclean skin can also cause oils to settle around the pores, making them appear larger as the skin around them thickens.

Recommended Treatment: Microdermabrasion, DermapenMicroneedling, Facials and Cleansing treatments or a combination/ course of 3 to 9 treatments which together assist the cleansing, healing and general look and feel of the skin.

Back Acne and General Acne Scarring

If you have acne on your back (also known as “bacne”), as well as your face or chest, you are likely to suffer from severe acne. Severe acne is a systemic condition, which means it has an underlying rather than a superficial cause. It involves inflamed nodules and cysts in more than one area, especially the shoulders.

Severe acne is driven by a sensitivity to hormones, in particular Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. It is often more difficult to treat back acne than acne on the face, due to the back’s tougher skin and thousands of sweat-causing glands. It is important to treat severe back acne as soon as possible for the best chance of minimising acne scarring.

Acne scarring is usually an after-effect of cystic acne or inflamed blemishes. Some people are left with pigmentation (darker or lighter patches of skin) after their blemishes have healed, and some may be left with pitted facial scarring from acne, where the skin appears uneven and dimpled. The application of make- up often enhances the look of the pitted skin, this condition can be very distressing for clients, however one that can now be treated with minimal downtime.

Our team can recommend a range of effective professional skin treatments designed to diminish the appearance of acne scars. From skin peels and laser resurfacing to the latest in microneedling treatments.

Problematic Skin

Dead and damaged skin cells can dull our skin, cause breakouts, and even prematurely age us when not removed effectively. When resurfacing the upper layers of the skin with targeted skin peels, we can successfully reveal fresher, clearer, more youthful skin. Skin peels with Image use acids and enzymes to exfoliate away the damaged layers of skin. They harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin. We use a range of professional peels to target different areas, conditions, and skin types. Skin peels can be tailored to your skincare needs and can tackle a range of conditions. We can soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tackle acne, hyper pigmentation, and sun damage. They work to brighten, rejuvenate, refresh, and re-energise, smoothing and softening the skin.

Other Recommended Treatments to consider:  Microdermabrasion, DermapenMicroneedling, Facials and Cleansing treatments or a combination/ course of 3 to 9 treatments which together assist the cleansing, healing and general look and feel of the skin.

Chin Enhancement

A chin that recedes, or simply doesn’t protrude as much as other features, can unbalance the face. Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional chin enhancement. The procedure involves injecting dermal filler into precise areas of the chin in order to increase the length, width or projection of the chin. A non-surgical chin procedure using cosmetic fillers is the latest and safe technique that requires no anaesthesia, stitches or scars. This is a 10-20 minute procedure that involves none or very little pain, redness or downtime. Most clients go back to work the next day.

Jaw Enhancement

If you feel that your jaw line is asymmetrical, lacks definition, or has begun to sag due to ageing or weight loss, you may want to consider this treatment. Enhancing the jaw line with dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin. By smoothing the contours of the jaw, it increases the definition of this area. Jaw enhancement can also decrease the appearance of jowls, or hanging folds of fat and skin drooping beneath the jaw line.Afterwards clients can return to their normal daily activities.The results of chin and jaw enhancement treatments usually last between 6 and 12 months.

Sun Damage

Sun damage refers to skin conditions which appear as a direct result of sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) (light) radiation present in sunlight damages skin cells and can cause a variety of skin problems, some more serious than others. Even if you do not burn, sun exposure can still damage your skin; suntan, though normally desired and ‘healthy – looking’, is a sign of sun damage.

Although an important source of vitamin D, overexposure to sunlight will resultin UV rays (ultraviolet radiation) damaging the skin’s cellular DNA, which can cause pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness, sunburn, leaving skin with a leathery texture. Thankfully, there are many treatments that will leave your skin looking like new!

Recommended Treatment: Hydrating Facials, Stem cell masks

Stretch Marks

As we know, stretch marks are silvery white lines that traverse on the surface of the skin just like veins or arteries. Stretch marks result from the skin stretching beyond its limit and losing its elasticity. The production of collagen is disrupted. Losing elastin and the disrupted production of collagen causes the skin to have stretch marks on the top layer of skin.

Recommended Treatment: DermapenMicroneedling and/or Microdermabrasion

Micro-needling kickstarts the skin to naturally rejuvenate and revitalise leaving your skin healthy and glowing! Dermapen micro-needling is an advanced nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns including reducing the appearance of wrinkles, smokers’ lines, large pores, acne and burn scars.

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Uneven Brows

Brow Lamination will help give you a stunning, full eyebrow shape. This is the ultimate solution for eyebrows that do not have symmetry where the hairs follow a different pattern.With lamination we can realign the brows in such a way to give them a fuller look and a desired shape. This treatment solves the messy brow issue, creates volume and fullness, while giving you a sleek well-kept brow shape for up to 2 months. With a new protein composition based on liquid keratin and silicone you can also encourage brow growth by creating a protective film around the hair. You can enjoy Brow Lamination every six – eight weeks.

PCOS Excess Hair

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition which affects how a woman’s ovaries function; ovaries not regularly releasing eggs; and having high levels of ‘male hormones’ (androgens). However, it is important to note that you can have PCOS without having cysts on your ovaries and be reassured that all women have androgens. Whilst the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, it is thought that it is associated with abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin. It is also often a hereditary condition, so it’s important to check if any close female relatives have had it. A low GI diet can help control symptoms and moderate insulin levels. Excess hair is a common complaint; however, this can be easily treated with laser hair removal and we ensure our regular PCOS clients receive a beneficial rate to support this process.

Recommended Treatment: Laser Hair Removal

Ageing Skin

Skin aging is characterized by features such as wrinkling, loss of elasticity, laxity, and rough-textured appearance. This aging process is accompanied with phenotypic changes in cells as well as structural and functional changes in extracellular matrix components such as collagens and elastin.

Our qualified Doctors at The Laser and Skin Group can safely administer anti-wrinkle injections to relax the targeted muscles, helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing. By ever so slightly limiting their movement, we can stop the facial muscles creasing the skin above them. We can also treat excess sweating, by treating the affected muscles and decreasing sweat production.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is skin lacking in moisture – it is not so much a skin type as a skin condition. Even oily and combination skin can be dehydrated. Dehydrated skin occurs when the protective uppermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is lacking in moisture. A range of skin boosters and the treatment Profhilo gives very natural results as it’s your own collagen and elastin giving the rejuvenating & slightly plumped effect.

Book a consultation today and start your journey towards a more confident you.

Excess Sweating

Excess sweating is medically known as hyperhidrosis and is often an embarrassing condition, causing you to sweat much more than your body needs to in order to regulate its temperature. It is fairly common in the UK, with roughly one million people having this condition.

The most commonly affected area is the underarms. However, excessive sweating may be also present in many parts of your body, including hands, feet, face and head. Sweating is generally harmless and happens to both men and women.

Acne

Acne effects 80-100% of individuals at some point in their lives and has become increasingly common in people over the age of 25. Acne lesions have the potential to cause scarring which can have not only a physical impact but a psychological one as well. Therefore, it is important acne is managed promptly and effectively.

Useful things to know prior to your consultation:

  • Most acne medicine makes people more prone to sunburn, so it is important to avoid over exposure during the summer months
  • Choose make-up carefully, ideally it should be paraben free. This means that the make-up will not clog up your paws
  • Clean skin gently using cleanser in the morning, evening and after a heavy workout
  • Scrubbing the skin does not stop acne, it can even make the problem worse
  • Try not to touch your skin, people who squeeze, pinch or prick pimples can get scores and brown/red marks on the skin
  • Acne is not caused by eating too many chocolates or sweets
  • Poor hygiene does not cause acne
  • You cannot catch acne from another person

It is often useful to categorise acne so that we can choose the best treatment plan for you:

Mild acne

  • Usually consists of blackheads and whiteheads

Moderate acne

  • Mixture of blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammatory spots

Severe acne

  • Characterised by an increased number of spots with evidence of scarring and inflammation nodules which are hard spots extending into the skin.

Recommended Treatment: Our team can recommend a range of effective professional skin treatments designed to diminish the appearance of acne scars. From skin peels and laser resurfacing to the latest in micro needling treatments.

Receding or Sagging Chin and/or Jawline

A chin that recedes, or simply does not protrude as much as other features, can unbalance the face. Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional chin enhancement. The procedure involves injecting dermal filler into precise areas of the chin to increase the length, width, or projection of the chin. A non-surgical chin procedure using cosmetic fillers is the latest and safe technique that requires no anaesthesia, stitches, or scars. This is a 10-20 minute procedure that involves none or very little pain, redness or downtime. Most clients go back to work the next day.

If you feel that your jaw line is asymmetrical, lacks definition, or has begun to sag due to ageing or weight loss, you may want to consider this treatment. Enhancing the jaw line with dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin. By smoothing the contours of the jaw, it increases the definition of this area. Jaw enhancement can also decrease the appearance of jowls or hanging folds of fat and skin drooping beneath the jaw line. Clients can normally return to their daily activities straight away.The results of chin and jaw enhancement treatments usually last between 6 and 12 months.