Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments
North Downs Hospital in Surrey provides a number of modern cosmetic enhancing procedures including dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser resurfacing. We are also a stockist of the prescription skin care system, Obagi. Many people, both men and women, choose non-surgical cosmetic treatments as they offer effective treatment for ageing skin and many skin conditions with no downtime and without surgery.
We provide prompt, easy access consultations for all patients. We pride ourselves on giving patients comprehensive information and advice on non-surgical cosmetic treatments so that they are fully informed about their chosen treatment.
Our cosmetic consultants provide dermal filler treatments to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and our aesthetics nurses offer facial peels, laser resurfacing as well as prescribing the Obagi skin care range products depending upon your cosmetic needs.
We’re regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission and we are dedicated to providing the best quality of care to all of our cosmetic patients.
Our non-surgical treatments
Here at North Downs Hospital we use Restylane fillers to restore, enhance and refresh your skin. Restylane is a crystal-clear, biodegradable (non-animal hyaluronic acid) gel from Sweden. It’s injected into your skin using a very fine needle to: reduce lines and wrinkles, provide volume and definition to lips and cheeks and, improve the appearance of scars.
The results can last for up to six months, depending on your skin’s structure, lifestyle and age.
Facial peels remove dead skin cells to smoothen your skin and give it a healthier glow, treating facial blemishes, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, uneven skin pigmentation (melasma) and acne scars.
We use the Obagi blue peel, a chemical solution that effectively exfoliates damaged outer skin layers one layer at a time to help reveal younger, fresher, healthier-looking and radiant skin. It contains a unique blend of acids that provide a gentle but effective salicylic acid-based facial chemical peel, resulting in tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin immediately after just one treatment.
Prescription skin care system
North Downs Hospital prescribes the leading and clinically proven Obagi skin care range for the treatment of problematic skin conditions including: acne scarring, skin pigmentation (melasma), general ageing (spots, fine lines and wrinkles), sun related dermis degeneration, skin laxity and open pores. Obagi skin care systems are suitable for people of all ages and skin types and help restore beautiful and healthy looking skin.
An initial skin consultation with our aesthetic nurse practitioner is required to ensure you use products specific to your skin type that are designed to achieve your desired end results. Also some of the Obagi skin care products contain prescription ingredients including tretinoin and hydroquinone. There are many products including the Nu Derm and CR-X systems and your nurse practitioner will recommend the best solution for your individual needs.
Laser resurfacing is one of the safest and most effective methods of treating facial lines, wrinkles and blotchy skin as well as improving the skin tone, contour and texture of acne, photo damaged skin and scars. We offer a free consultation with our specialist nurse to discuss your individual needs in detail.
The laser resurfacing process strips away damaged cells to make way for new cells to form and stimulates collagen regeneration. You can have your whole face treated which will usually require a general anaesthetic or smaller specific areas of skin that can often be treated using local anaesthetic.
Laser resurfacing is convenient, comfortable, has a short recovery period and, negates the need for gel or consumables.
Laser treatments we offer at North Downs Hospital include:
- Soprano laser hair removal
- Harmony thread vein treatments
- Treatment of red spots and spider naevus
- Pixel laser resurfacing for facial rejuvenation
- Treatment of active acne
- Treatment of age spots
- Treatment for scars