Tag Archives: skin tightening

What is Thermage

What is Thermage? Thermage FLX™ ® is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment that smooths, tightens and contours the skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. It helps boost collagen, the scaffolding in our skin that gives it its firmness. As we age our collagen levels decline and we start to develop fine lines and wrinkles.   How does it work? Thermage uses heat from the radiofrequency it emits to target the cells within the skin to prompting them to produce more collagen. It causes an immediate tightening as excess water from the cells is released but over the next few months after…

Cool Laser: what is it and what can it do

Loved by Hollywood stars, the Cool Laser has finally arrived in the UK.  Dr Vincent Wong explains just how many things this treatment can do. Laser treatments can be great for so many things – acne, removing scars and stretch marks, not to mention skin rejuvenation, but there’s often a  hefty price to pay in terms of pain and downtime with redness and peeling that can see you stuck indoors for days. Enter the Cool Laser. This nifty device that boasts a vast array of treatments works in a different way to many of the other lasers on the market…

Cool Laser

What is Cool Laser? Cool Laser is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that can help smooth wrinkles and improve the appearance scars including acne scars, pigmentation spots such as age spots and melasma and stretch marks. It can also remove warts and other benign skin growths such as skin tags, and can be another alternative for treating excess wrinkles on the eyelid or under the eyes – a non-surgical blepharoplasty. It is also used to tighten skin around the jawline or on the neck and chest and can plump lips without the use of fillers. It is called Cool Laser…

Jett Plasma

 What is Jett Plasma Jett Plasma is state-of-the-art technology that’s used for skin tightening and non-surgical skin lifting. It is used for non-surgical eyelifts, eye bags, tightening skin on the neck and around the mouth, hand rejuvenation as well as mole, skin tag and wart removal. Unlike many of the other plasma devices on the market, the Jett Plasma pen uses a direct current (DC) rather than an alternating current (AC) which allows it ‘scan’ the skin as well as dot. This means it is more versatile, can be used over larger areas without creating as much damage and the…

Strawberry Lift (for double chins)

What is the Strawberry Lift? The Strawberry lift by Laser Lipo Ltd is the revolutionary new non-invasive double chin reduction treatment uniquely designed to banish double chins and deliver a smoother, more toned jawline. It is a pain free lift that promises outstanding fat reduction and skin toning results. The new treatment involves two application processes to effectively achieve fat reduction and combat loose skin (both weight loss and age-related skin laxity). Using laser technology the first part of the treatment selectively targets fat cells through a unique chin applicator which leaves blood vessels, nerves and other tissue undisturbed. There…

HIFU High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

What is it HIFU?  HIFU is a non-surgical, non-invasive facelift. It is said that HIFU is a revolutionary alternative to going under the knife.  It can lift and tone the face, neck and area around the eyes resulting in a natural uplift which proponents claim can take years off your face. It is known as the treatment that they say keeps on giving: initially gain may be small but over time the skin continues to tighten and improves in texture as it promotes collagen production. It is also known as Ultherapy – the difference is the manufacturers name for their machine.…

HIFU: the ultrasound therapy that’s raising eyebrows

There’s a new treatment on the block for lifting and tightening sagging jawlines and drooping brows – it’s called HIFU. Dr Zara Kassam, PhD, looks at how it works and what it does. You’d be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing a facial rejuvenating treatment these days because there are so many different machines on the market that all claim to do similar things. One of the newer ones in the skin tightening and lifting arena is HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, and it’s attracting a lot of attention. So what is this new treatment? HIFU…

Dr Aamer Khan

​Dr Aamer Khan is a leading expert in cosmetic and non-surgical procedures. Since graduating from The University of Birmingham in 1986, Dr Khan has amassed knowledge in areas as diverse as Human Psychology, Psychiatry, Surgery and Dermatology. In 2004, he became a full time Cosmetic Doctor, channeling his love of aesthetic treatments into his own practice as co-founder of The Harley Street Skin Clinic with his wife, Lesley Reynolds. Since then Dr Khan has dedicated more than a decade to perfecting anti-ageing skin treatments, combining technical skill and aesthetic vision to both reverse the signs of ageing and preserve existing…