Total Skin Care

Whilst expensive over-the-counter skin products may feel and smell nice they rarely contain active ingredients in quantities sufficient to produce a marked difference in skin quality.

At Bare-Faced Medical Aesthetics we use medical-grade skin care products from internationally renowned laboratories such as Obagi and Agera. These products are only available from physician-led clinics and cannot be obtained from a beautician or pharmacy. They contain highly active ingredients such as Retin A, growth peptides, hydroquinone, AHAs and antioxidant preparations. Obagi products have been developed by an American ermatologist and their prescription-only ingredients can dramatically improve the quality of your skin.

These products are very effective at improving overall skin condition, stimulating collagen production, resolving fine lines and wrinkles as well as treating conditions such as acne, sun spots and uneven pigmentation.

Combining a good skin care regime with other treatments such as skin peels, microdermabrasion, medical needling, and variable pulse light therapy can help you achieve unblemished, youthful, healthy-looking skin. We will create an individual protocol for you depending on your individual requirements and budget.

We believe that beauty really is skin deep. Initial consultation is complimentary.

“We use medical-grade skin care products from internationally renowned laboratories”.

Lines and Wrinkle Treatment

Forehead, brow wrinkles, lines around the outsides of the eyes (“crows feet”) as well as neck and jawline can often be significantly improved with BOTOX® injections.

BOTOX® is a specially prepared naturally occurring protein that can be used to weaken the small muscles under the skin that produce wrinkles. A skilled and experienced practitioner can help you achieve a subtle, natural, more youthful appearance in the upper and lower face and neck.

Consultation and treatment can take less than an hour. You can return to work or normal activity immediately, providing you follow a few simple instructions. Results develop gradually within 4- 14 days of the treatment and usually last 3-4 months. With repeated treatments and over time the results will tend to last longer.

Faces that look tired either through sagginess or volume loss can be significantly improved with injectable DERMAL FILLERS. We use hyaluronic acid based fillers from the “Juvederm” family, which are based on naturally occurring compounds normally found in the skin.

Combining a good skin care regime with other treatments such as skin peels, microdermabrasion, medical needling, and variable pulse light therapy can help you achieve unblemished, youthful, healthy-looking skin.

“Dermal fillers can also be used in the lips to give a plump natural appearance”.

Variable Pulse Light Treatment

We have available the latest, state-of-the-art, computer controlled variable pulse light equipment. We use it for photo-rejuvenation of the skin, including removal of vascular blemishes, thread veins, treatment of generalised sun damage and hyper-pigmentation. This technology can also be used for permanent hair reduction. Treatment is customised to each client’s individual requirements. We take into account your skin type and hair colour to select the appropriate light pulse characteristics and energy delivery to provide the most effective and safest treatment possible.

We can perform permanent hair reduction on unwanted hair on the abdomen, face underarm, legs, back, bikini line – in fact anywhere on the body. Treatment is suitable for both men and women. A course of treatments is required.

Photo-rejuvenation is achieved with light technology by stimulating collagen production through selective photothermolysis as well as reducing excessive skin vascularity. You will see a gradual reduction in redness and flushing of the skin. Skin becomes smoother with a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, reduction in pore size and fading of sun spots. Light technology is very effective for treating rosacea and clients are often able to decrease or stop rosacea medication.

“We provide the most effective and safest treatments possible”.

Medical Grade Microdermabrasion and Skin Peels

Microdermabrasion uses a highly controlled flow of fine, medical grade crystals to remove the dead outermost layer of skin, encouraging the basal layers beneath to rapidly produce new living cells and collagen. This stimulation improves skin texture and elasticity and helps to reduce fine early ageing lines as well as benefiting other skin conditions such as acne, blackheads, blocked pores and excessive oiliness/dryness. Treatment is painless and there is no “downtime”. Best results occur with a course of treatment with visible improvement even after only 1 treatment.

Skin peels can be use to augment any of the above treatments. They stimulate fibroblasts deep within the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. We can prescribe a skin peel treatment to fit in with your requirements.

“We can prescribe a skin peel treatment to fit in with your requirements”.

Micro-needling Treatment

A therapy providing advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier and more youthful-looking skin. It can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun-damaged skin, facial lines, wrinkles and even stretch marks.

Whilst a real improvement may be seen after just one treatment you may achieve a better result with 2 or 3 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Micro-needling treatment has very little downtime. Immediately post-treatment your skin will be a little red and tight but this will settle within a few hours. By the following day there may be residual redness but little else.

Micro-needling treatment may compliment our other forms of skin rejuvenation including microdermabrasion, skin peels, light therapy and our medical grade skin care products. Come and see us and we will help you decide what the right treatment is for you. 

“Stimulating the skin to regenerate and repair, creating a smoother, brighter, healthier, more youthful looking skin”.

Tixel – Thermal Fractional Skin Rejuvenation

Tixel® is a skin rejuvenating treatment that harnesses thermal energy to reduce lines, wrinkles and scarring, aids skin tightening particularly around the neck and is also effective at reducing open pores. Uniquely it is able treating the delicate skin around the eye up to the lash line. Crows feet can be greatly minimised and the upper eyelid lifted. The net effect is a complexion that is smoother, brighter and firmer.

Tixel® has an additional application whereby topical products can be delivered to the deeper skin layers, particularly effective for reducing and treating pigmentation.

While a significant difference maybe visible after 1 treatment, 3 treatments are recommended. These may be either every eight weeks for full skin ablation or every four weeks for the non-ablative delivery of product to the skin. Compared with other skin resurfacing traditional treatments Tixel® has the advantage of decreased downtime and reduced treatment discomfort whilst still offering superb results with the added benefit of treating the skin around the eyes.

Immediately after an ablative treatment the skin will appear red and for the first few hours will feel warm. Some erythema (redness) may be visible for 2-3 days. Light make-up can be worn after 48 hours. Dryness is usual for the first 2-5 days with the skin appearing “normal” by day 7. For non-ablative treatments downtime can be less than 24hrs.

Tixel® is innovative and versatile and is the perfect compliment to other aesthetic procedures, including Botox® and Dermal Fillers. 

“Tixel® treatment provides the perfect canvas for other aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox”.

 
Phone: 01242 222690
Bare-Faced Medical Aesthetics Ltd,
117 Promenade,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire
GL50 1NW