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From soothing your skin to smoothing your skin – our London skin expert does it all!

Beautiful black woman smiling - London skin expert from Elan Medical Skin Clinics can smooth and soothe your skin

London skin expert from Elan Medical Skin Clinics can smooth and soothe your skin

In our last blog we talked about soothing lumps, bumps, rashes and itchy skin, this time it’s all about smoothing and rejuvenating our skin.

As well as having more than 30 years’ experience in dermatology, Elan Medical Skin Clinic director, Sue Ibrahim, has spent many years honing her cosmetic dermatology services. This means she can offer exceptional quality treatments including skin fillers, wrinkle relaxing injections, skin peels and plasma soft surgery.

Wrinkle reducing injections

Done properly, no-one should be able to tell you’ve had wrinkle reduction. By choosing the right practitioner to achieve your aim, you can rest assured that your appearance will be improved yet remain completely natural.

Wrinkle-relaxing injections are one of the most popular cosmetic medical treatments for facial lines and wrinkles in the UK. Our award-winning nurse consultant, Sue Ibrahim, has more than 15 years’ experience in advanced wrinkle reduction procedures.

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In Restylane We Trust

Restylane is a range of dermal skin fillers designed to refresh, restore and enhance the youthful appearance of your skin, offering definition, firmness and deep hydration. The broad range of Restylane products used by aesthetic healthcare professionals helps to provide a treatment programme tailored to your individual needs.

Skin Fillers

We recommend Restylane Skin Fillers at Elan Medical Skin Clinic.

With established safety profiles, long-lasting results and high patient satisfaction, the Restylane range of dermal fillers now includes a wide range of gel textures, from firm gels that offer volume and lift, to soft gels that distribute more evenly to smooth the skin, as well as products specifically designed to offer skin hydration. This means that we can now tailor your Restylane treatment to suit your individual needs.

Sue Ibrahim was originally trained in Restylane dermal skin fillers around 17 years ago and has continued to use this brand over the years because of it’s high patient safety record and long lasting results. “When you find a winning product you stick with it” Sue says, “and our clients love the way Restylane skin fillers sit naturally in the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing the profile of the face and lubricating the skin.

There are cheaper products around but when it comes to dermal skin fillers, you definitely want to be safe, not sorry. And because Sue Ibrahim has years of experience behind her, your face will be safe in her hands.

Sue Ibrahim also recommends Restylane in the lips too. Not only do lips look more defined following treatment, the lips feel more hydrated.  Your Restylane Lip Treatment begins with a thorough Consultation prior to treatment. We are an ethical clinic and you will never be urged to proceed with treatment during your consultation. We do not offer promotions or incentives to encourage you to make snap decisions. We will just provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. We also encourage clients to take their time to reflect on whether to go ahead with treatment or not. And this is the reason our clients return to us time and time again.

Lip fillers from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London restore appearances

Lip fillers from Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics.

Plasma Soft Surgery

Do you have hooded eyelids or eye bags? At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we have the technology to treat these using Fractional Skin Resurfacing and next month we are launching our Plasma Soft Surgery Medical Device.

Plasma soft surgery can be used alongside other treatments at Elan Medical Skin Clinic

Plasma is a relatively new innovation in the aesthetic medical world. This extremely accurate instrument works by ionising the gas particles in the air between its tip and the skin to form plasma. An electrical arc is created, which turns a solid into gas. As no heat is transferred to the surrounding area, there is minimal damage to the surrounding skin. There is a small downtime following treatment but results should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. No cutting, no sutures.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we do not embark on new technology until there is a wealth of clinical evidence to show that the treatment is safe and that the results are clinically proven.

Plasma soft surgery is not just for eye bags and hooded eyelids, it can also treat other skin imperfections but our clinic director, Sue Ibrahim believes in offering our patients the best result and by specialising in the brow lift and non-surgical blepharoplasty, she can hone her skills and expertise in offering the safest and most effective results.

“I have worked in cosmetic dermatology for almost 20 years and during this time it is always eyebags and eyelid hoods that have been the most difficult areas to correct without going under the knife. We have had a lot of success with Fractional Skin Resurfacing with Radiofrequency but there are still some clients that are not suitable candidates for this treatment. Eyelid hood, for example are impossible to treat using this method. So we are delighted to be offering the the Plasma Soft Surgery Device into the clinic within the next few weeks”

 Sue Ibrahim

If you would like to discuss how Plasma Soft Surgery can help rejuvenate your eye area, then book your Consultation today.

The Unsafe, Unregulated Cosmetic Industry

Having worked within the field of cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic injectable treatments for almost twenty years, our medical director, Sue Ibrahim is seeing a sharp increase in the number of botched cosmetic procedures that are being carried out by beauticians, who claim to be ‘qualified’ in Botox and skin fillers.

Let us not forget that Botox is a prescription only medication that can only be prescribed by doctors and nurses with an additional prescribing qualification. This begs the question as to how these beauticians are getting hold of Botox in the first place?

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we only prescribe medications following a full consultation, including a clinical assessment, diagnoses and discussion of treatment options available, including no treatment at all. We assess the psychological as well as the physical needs of the people in our care. In short, we believe that these treatments are medical procedures not just a beauty treatment.

With a Dermatology Nurse Consultant you know your face is in a safe pair of hands.

With a Dermatology Nurse Consultant you know your face is in a safe pair of hands.

In the UK, all doctors must be registered with The General Medical Council and all nurses must be registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council. As healthcare professionals we are fully accountable to these bodies, which means that if we act inappropriately we risk being ‘struck off’, no longer able to practice. All registered doctors and nurses must, by Law, hold indemnity insurance for the procedure they carry out. They must also provide evidence to their regulatory bodies that they receive on-going professional development.

Beauticians have no regulatory body, they are accountable to no one. They often work un-insured in non-clinical environments. Beauticians do not have the medical background to carry out medical consultations and clinical assessments prior to treatment. In many cases, treatments are undertaken without any discussion of the complications than can occur following treatment and what is worse is that, very often, the beautician is not even aware of the harm that can be caused if products are injected incorrectly.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we have an extremely low complication rates but we are constantly updating our medical skills so that if a complication does occur, we recognise it instantly and can prescribe and administer effective remedies instantly. Beauticians can be taught to recognise complications when they occur but they are unable to prescribe and treat these complications. This inevitably causes a delay in remedial treatment, leaving the client, YOU, at risk of further damage.

Elan Medical Skin Clinic is registered with The Care Quality Commission and Sue Ibrahim is also registered with The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and a regular contributor to The Safetyinbeauty Campaign.

You only have one face, one body, so please think very carefully when choosing where and who to go to for your next cosmetic treatment. And remember, good treatments are never cheap and cheap treatments are never good.

 

 

Book your laser hair removal appointment with Amy from April

Elan Medical Skin Clinic's aesthetic therapist, Amy is pictured with her new baby boy, Charlie

Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s aesthetic therapist, Amy (pictured with Charlie when he was tiny) is returning in April

Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Rayleigh and central London is delighted to announce that Amy, our aesthetic therapist will be returning from maternity leave in April. So get in quick before her book fills up!

Amy is an experienced aesthetic therapist and her fields of expertise are:

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Sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline warns London skin expert

As if it wasn’t looking bad enough for sugar, our London skin expert Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics is warning clients about the effects it can have on our skin.

From acne to ageing, wrinkles to blemishes, sugar has a lot to answer for. Sugar and high GI (glycemic index) foods lead to a spike in insulin levels and this causes inflammation throughout our bodies. Sugar also binds to collagen making the skin stiff. The technical term for this is a process called glycation. It’s simple really: less sugar equals better skin – and the results can very often be seen in just a week.

Insulin spikes are linked to acne breakouts and can cause the skin to appear red and inflamed. This is because inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

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