Following a consultation with one of our wonderful Thames Skin Therapists or your initial new patient consultation with Dr Hemming we will discuss your treatment goals and plan for your treatment. Thames Skin Clinic will check your medical history is suitable for treatment and you will sign a consent form. We record all of our patients photographs for comparison later.
If you have a history of cold sores an anti viral medication may be prescribed.
HydraFacial treatment has 3 stages:
- Lymphatic stage Gentle lymphatic massage techniques via a special suction handpiece or finger tip drainage to increase blood circulation and detoxify, resulting in better overall skin.
- HydraFacial Stage There are 4 steps within the HydraFaical stage. Serums are used with the HydraFacial MD™ range delivered direct to the skin surface by a new hydropeel™ tip designed to cleanse, hydrate and focus in individual needs such as acne, congestion, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity and sagging.
- LED STAGE LED application during which red and blue LED is applied to the Hydrafacial treated skin to aid rejuvenation and treat acne.
Red LED light enhances cellular metabolism, repair and renewal of damaged skin cells, stimulates collagen and improves skin texture and firmness.
Blue LED light targets the bacteria known to cause acne. The acne bacteria reacts to blue light following which it is destroyed.
HydraFacial is used in combination with chemical peels, some skincare products, LED lights and different types of tips if a more aggressive treatment is needed.
Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation.