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Radiofrequency

Radiofrequency treatments form part of Thames Skin Clinic’s skin tightening portfolio. Radiofrequency energy stimulates the formation of new collagen improving skin elasticity for long lasting improvement.

Radiofrequency treatment tightens skin on the face and most areas on the body.

Treatment can achieve more youthful toned skin with a smoother appearance.

Thames Skin Clinic used Inmode Aesthetic Fractora and Forma for the treatment of damaged skin and decreased skin laxity.

Targeted bipolar RF energy helps to tighten skin and stimulate collagen and elastin formation.

How do you decide which skin tightening treatment is most suitable for you?

We are all individual and as a result our bodies change in different ways. Your needs will be different to others although a very similar process is occurring inside. Our expertise lies in defining best treatment options to make the most positive change. Always working ethically to give the best treatment result with the minimum amount of product, treatment or procedure.

Thames Skin Clinic is very happy to see you for an initial skin consultation where your concerns can be assessed as well as your suitability for individual skin tightening treatments.

For the best combination for Skin Tightening treatments please contact the clinic to book an assessment appointment with Dr Hemming or a member of her team. There is a charge for this appointment to allow enough time to make the correct assessment and plan for your treatment.

Radiofrequency treatments improve:

  • Photo and sun damaged skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Active acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks

RF energy heats deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalise collagen, improving skin complexion and texture. Using Fractora the selected pins create immediate ablation which triggers healing and re-epitheilalization then new collagen and elastin formation. Compared with other RF treatments like CO2 laser the downtime is minimal and you will see noticeable results after 2 weeks, improving for 3 months, lasting up to 2 years.

The collagen stimulation and textural improvement seen following Radiofrequency prove it is an effective skin tightening treatment.

Forma treatment is a bipolar skin surface, temperature controlled radiofrequency skin tightening treatment to stimulate collagen and tighten skin. Courses of 4,6 or more are recommended depending on the laxity of your skin.

Fractora takes radiofrequency skin tightening a step further. The treatment uses micro-needles (called pins) to send the radiofrequency deeper into the skin. The micro-needles improve the texture of your skin and the radiofrequency improves skin laxity. This is a wonderful treatment for textual skin improvements. There is an instant tightening effect which continue for up to 3 months after treatment.

Additional treatments to tighten skin, rehydrate and improve skin laxity are suitable for some patients.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

Radiofrequency treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages. There are some medical conditions and medication that can affect treatment. Please discuss this treatment with us if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

How safe is treatment?

Radiofrequency treatment is extremely safe. Our doctors and therapists are highly trained in the use of radiofrequency and can be consulted to discuss treatment options.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

We offer several types of radiofrequency treatment. Fractora combines the use of microneedles to take radiofrequency through the skin. Local anaesthetic is used for this treatment. Forma radiofrequency does not need local anaesthetic and is a more gentle option.

Are there any side effects to treatment or risks associated?

Treatment is safe and effective way to tighten skin, treat acne, scarring and in some can help pigmentation too. Side effects include redness, swelling and tenderness. The correct aftercare must be followed to protect your skin from the sun. We discuss your medical history and allergies prior to treatment.

How much downtime is usually needed and what should I expect?

Following Fractora we recommend several days down time. With more advanced treatment this can be up to 7 days. There is no down time with Forma radiofrequency.

Procedure

First your medical history will be taken followed by an examination of your skin concerns. You can discuss whether Forma treatment is suitable for you and address your expectations from treatment. When the treatment has been fully explained you will be required to sign a consent form and a photograph will be taken for your confidential records. Following cleansing forma treatment can be started. Forma treatment is applied to the skin in a series of zones, gently heating the area to the desired temperature for maximal collagen stimulation. There is no down time following Forma. Patients sometimes find their skin has a red warm glow which is present for a few hours post treatment.

Treatment areas

Treatment is a safe and effective way of tightening skin, reducing wrinkles and progressive static lines. Treatment is frequently used in the following areas.

 

Forma RF treatment can be used on the following areas:

  • Full Face
  • Half Face
  • Forehead
  • Crows Feet
  • Upper eye lids
  • Lower eye lids
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jowls
  • Smile lines
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Abdomen
  • Stretch marks
  • Inner arms (bat wings)
  • Knees
  • Inner thighs

For other treatment areas please discuss with Dr Anna Hemming Treatment prices vary depending on the area and the number of treatment zones. Dr Hemming will be able to discuss the options most suitable for your skin concerns following examination.

 

Side effects

Normal post treatment expectations following Fractora RF include

  • Erythema (redness) 2-3 days
  • Oedema (swelling) 2-5 days
  • Tiny scabs appear 1-3 days later and last for a few days
  • Downtime 1-2 weeks depending on treatment parameters and patient skin type
  • Pain and tenderness (most patients do not require pain relief following the procedure)
  • Radiofrequency pin tips can be visible for 1-3 weeks depending on the treatment parameters In addition, patients who are prone to bruising may experience some, especially if there are tiny blood vessels close to the skin surface.
Aftercare
  • Use an antiseptic cream or ointment following treatment for the first 48 hours. Dr Hemming will apply Clinisept + to you skin immediately following the procedure.
  • This is an excellent product and a facial spritz is recommended which can be purchased following treatment.
  • A growth factor serum is also applied to your skin to enhance treatment effects, speed healing and decrease down time.
  • Avoid using make up for 24-48 hours
  • Ensure makeup brushes pads and other applications are clean preferably new.
  • Avoid touching treatment area without first cleaning hands (can use Clinisept+)
  • Ensure hands are clean before washing the treated area
  • Use sun cream / Moisturiser with high SPF (Factor 30 and above for 4 weeks post treatment) High quality SPF can be purchased after treatment. Recommend ZO SPF 30 or Sheer SPF50
  • Omit skincare routine until discussed with Dr Hemming. Some products in skincare increase the potential for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Dr Hemming can provide as suitable post procedure skincare plan for you.
  • Avoid extreme sun exposure or sun beds for 3-4 weeks post treatment
  • Moisturise the skin, starting 4 hours post treatment and continuing twice a day for 4 weeks. Recommend Hydrating and Calming cream. If you have any concerns following treatment with Fractora please contact Dr Hemming immediately.

Radiofrequency treatments vary by the area of treatment and type of treatment to give you the best results. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.

Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.

s skin tightening treatment and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for your treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

Forma prices from £250

Forma Courses of 6 from £1275

Fractora Prices from £750

Additional effects

Tightens skin, stimulates collagen, improves complexion and texture

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

30 minutes depending on areas treated(following consultation)

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Follow up

Course of treatments required (recommend 6)

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Lasts for

24 months

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Results take

14 days to settle and 2-3 months for maximum tightening

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Downtime

Nil

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Anaesthetic required

No

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Treatments from

£250

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Percent efficacy

99.5%

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Reviews

Client Testimonials

13 Feb 2019

Helped improve my skin

She helped me improve my Skin. I wish I met her 10 years ago. I never thought my Skin will glow and get rid of my acne.

Ruby

22 Jan 2019

Fabulous results!

Amazing! As I new client I was very impressed with the wrinkle treatment consultation, procedure and results. Dr Anna is first class at providing that much sought after rested and refreshed look.

Heather Latham

10 Jan 2019

Just excellent!

Anna is amazing, she really understands what her patients need and doesn't try and over push any product or procedure. She always does what is just right. Thank you Anna.

Terrey Burr

09 Nov 2018

Amazing

Amazing person and Dr, professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and friendly, makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. I’ve been a few times now to Dr Hemming, I always look forward to going, and the results are always incredible.

Amanda

18 Jan 2019

Absolute Professional

I first came to Anna when I suffered from tired, dry and lifeless skin very prone to breakouts. Anna put me on a skin rejuvenation programme using some amazing products and my skin is now the best it’s ever been and I now get frequent comments on how amazing my skin looks!

Charlotte Edwards

08 Nov 2018

A very relaxed environment

A very relaxed environment and felt very safe in Doctor Hemmings hands. Very pleased with my results and will be going back. I would thoroughly recommend Dr.Anna to my friends and family!

Alex Lyons

11 Nov 2018

All round great experience

Efficient, friendly and super informative. You can tell that Anna has been in the practice for years and knows exactly what she is talking about.

Ella

08 Nov 2018

100% recommend Dr Anna

I recently saw Dr Anna and am extremely happy with the results. The treatment and product were fantastic as was her manner and professionalism. She really listened to my areas of concern and came up with a fantastic treatment plan and my before and after shots are really impressive!

Ali Branson-Willis

01 Nov 2018

Excellent

I would heartily recommend Dr Anna Hemming to anyone seeking cosmetic treatment. She is truely up to date with all the latest techniques and products, and she practises with great skill and subtlety - her friendly manner makes consultations a pleasure. 5 stars.

Belle

04 Oct 2019

Satisfied Client

I am delighted with the results of my first treatment for plasma blepharoplasty with Dr Anna. What a difference in just one treatment. Dr Anna is highly professional and was really supportive, reassuring and informative. I have already booked my second treatment.

AC

01 Nov 2018

Highly recommended!

Excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I felt very relaxed and well looked after. Never rushed. All options were explained and I was shown new ideas that I had not heard of before from other practitioners. Highly recommended. I feel lucky to have found Anna.

Emma

28 Aug 2018

Clearer skin at last!

Dr. Hemming is the best when it comes to skin health and rejuvenation. I’ve been loving the OZ skin health range and it’s really improved my skin. (Clearer skin, tighter all over and reduced pore size). I’ve been spot prone all my life and was so fed up with nothing ever working. Finally I have a plan that is clinically proven and safe for my long term skin health. Thank you Dr. Hemming!

Polly

12 Apr 2018

Great listener

Great listener, tailors treatment to needs brilliantly. Recommend her services to all! Great doctor!

LA

20 Jul 2017

Professional

Dr Anna Hemming is extremely professional and knowledgeable in all kinds of treatments and skin care where her expertise is second to none. I have known Dr Hemming for many years and she successfully treated my children’s acne and now she is successfully treating my middle age complaints. She is an inspiration and always full of enthusiasm for the help she can give her patients.

MG

15 Aug 2017

I look younger!

I received Fractora treatment now 3 weeks ago from Dr Hemming. There has been a slow healing and gradually I see myself less tired looking and my lines have noticeably reduced . The beginnings of a jowel I had along my jawline has disappeared which is exactly the part of my face that bothered me most. It seems as if I’ve had a face lift! My skin is firmer and the hollows less deep. I dare say I look younger.

MG

21 Mar 2017

I will definitely be back

It was great to find Dr Anna, she works in a very professional environment. She has a great eye for detail. I am very happy with my results and I will definitely be back to find out more about your skin care range too.

AD

08 Mar 2017

No make up and loving it

No make up and loving it, you have totally sorted out my skin. You have a gift, use it! One happy 40 year old. Love you!

LA

28 Feb 2020

Anna is Amazing

I am very happy with the treatment and service I received. Very friendly staff and Dr Anna is amazing. I’d love to come again.

MV

09 Jan 2020

I can highly recommend Dr Anna Hemming

I started to develop skin issues around my eyelid area. Having been to see two other dermatologists who were unable to assist due to the delicate and sensitive area around the eyes, it was a welcome relief for Dr Anna Hemming to be recommended to me. She immediately put me at ease, talked me through the available treatments, provided me with a quote and arranged to see me again to carry out the procedure. Within 2 weeks of the initial consultation my treatment was completed. It has made such a difference to my face already. I feel more confident and am so relieved to have found a consultant who not only listened but carried out a procedure that I was told was not possible. I can highly recommend Dr Anna Hemming and have already to my friends. I have no doubt I will use her again for any other derma-logical procedures.

NW

12 Dec 2019

Anna makes you feel totally relaxed

Anna makes you feel totally relaxed and inspires confidence with her knowledge.

JZ

05 Feb 2020

Treatment delivered with great skill

Attentive professional treatment delivered with great skill

MT

19 Mar 2020

I really trust Dr Anna Hemming

I have been coming to Dr Anna Hemming for wrinkle treatment for the past 4 years. I’m always happy with the fresher natural look she gives me. Friends have been surprised when I tell them I haven’t been on holiday and that my rested look is actually wrinkle treatment. I really trust Dr Hemming to do the best for me and feel safe in her experienced medically qualified hands. So, now she has opened a fabulous new clinic I’m venturing to other treatments. I’ve just had 3 LED sessions with aesthetic practitioner Lizzi (who is very knowledgeable and super friendly) and these have really plumped up my skin . I’ve booked a Hydrafacial for next week. The clinic is a uncluttered minimalist space with the latest skincare equipment. It feels hygienic yet relaxing. It’s a pleasure to visit. Thank you.

JB

20 Mar 2020

Amazing place, lovely staff

I was a bit apprehensive as I had never had a facial before but when I arrived and met Lizzie she put me as ease immediately and the treatment out of this world. Amazing place with lovely staff and a wonderful experience.

FD

18 Mar 2020

I absolutely love the results of the filler on my face and lips

Hi everyone, could you please let Dr Hemming know that I absolutely love the result of the fillers on my face and lips. I wanted a natural look and discussed this with her, and I have to say I was a little anxious about putting filler in my lips but I love them. I have the natural look I discussed with Dr Hemming and the one I was hoping for, it has given me a real confidence boost. Stay safe love Marian x

MA

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