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Microdermabrasion has been available as a skin rejuvenation treatment for over 20 years. It’s is minimally invasive skin exfoliating and freshening results makes it a a brilliant non invasive treatment to retain a healthy skin glow.

Microdermabrasion has been available as a skin rejuvenation treatment for over 20 years.

It’s a minimally invasive skin exfoliating and freshening results makes it a a brilliant non invasive treatment to retain a healthy skin glow. Microdermabrasion involves a stream of fine micro particles or crystals which are blasted across the skin by a special handpiece. Movement of the crystals at high pressure causes exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin. Dead skin particles, crystals and other skin surface debris are then vacuumed away.

Microdermabrasion improves the appearance of the skin, increasing circulation and providing a healthy glow as the remaining layers of sink increase production of new healthy skin cells to renew the surface layer. The application of specialist skin products like antioxidants make individual tailored treatments.

Although painless for most Microdermabrasion can leave skin feeling tight and slightly red for several hours. Since microdermabrasion has become so successful scientists have been looking for ways to improve this technology. To increase efficacy of skin rejuvenation and remove associated discomfort and downtime.

Hydradermabrasion introduces a crystal free alternative with HYDRAFACIAL systems using vortex fusion tips to deeply exfoliate and cleanser the skin and extract impurities followed by hydrating the skin with bespoke serums.

Hydrafacial™ treatment involves hydradermabrasion, a more advanced treatment to microdermabrasion, however there are differences;

  • Exfoliation process does not use any crystals
  • A specially shaped spiral tip
  • votex technology which aids exfoliation and remove impurities
  • pneumatically applied serums to cleanse hydrate and provide antioxidant infusion.

Hydrafacial is indicated for the improvement in the appearance of:

  • Fine lines + Wrinkles
  • Elasticity + Firmness
  • Even Tone + Vibrancy
  • Skin Texture
  • Brown Spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Oily + acne prone skin
  • Congested skin and enlarged pores (blackheads)
  • Enlarged Pores

Hydrafacial is for everyone.

HydraFacial will not only improve the look of your skin, but with frequent treatments, will restore skin health. Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow.

Hydradermabrasion is the technology behind Hydrafacial. Introduced to the UK in 2009 as a more advanced treatment to microdermabrasion.

Hydrafacial actively causes the skin to take up moisture during treatment. The Hydrafacial has a special spiral tip with multiple edges to exfoliate the skin several times as the tip moves over the skin. Serums applied to the skin enable dead cells, sebum (skin’s oil) and impurities to be extracted.

Hydrafacial philosophy is skin health for life™ and is therefore about lifestyle change requiring monthly hydrafacial treatments and a daily commitment to the application of home skin care products.

At Thames Skin Clinic we are committed to skin health and have a skin fitness program tailored to your personal skin needs.

Tailor your treatment with award-winning super serums to address specific skin concerns.

  • ZO Skin Health Brightalive boost – Minimizes the appearance of discoloration and brightens skin tone for an instantly gratifying glow.
  • Growth Factor Boost Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to restore skin health and vitality.
  • Dermabuilder Boost. Minimizes signs of aging and recharges skin with a patented combination of peptides.
  • Britenol Boost minimizes the appearance of dark spots and sun spots for an even complexion.
Is this treatment suitable for me?

Hydradermabrasion with our Thames Skin signature facial is suitable for all skin types and ages. We tailor your treatment to suit your skin and it can be adapted if you are pregnant, breast feeding or have a shellfish allergy.

How safe is treatment?

Our Thames Skin Clinic therapists are highly trained in the use of Hydrafacial treatments and under our care Hydrafacial treatment I extremely safe and effective.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

No. Hydrafacial treatments are not painful. This is one of the most luxurious treatments we offer leaving your skin refreshed, rejuvenated, pampered and relaxed.

Are there any associated risks?

There are no side effects or risks associated with this treatment. We discuss your medical history and allergies prior to treatment.

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

There is no downtime at all following hydrafacial treatment. You may leave with a spring in your step feeling fabulous and confident with gorgeous glowing skin.


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 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 light targets the bacterial known to cause acne. The acne bacteria reacts to blue light following which is it 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.

Treatment areas

Treatment is a safe and effective way of improving your skin and making it more healthy.

Hydrafacial is a mild treatment with subtle results including a freshening in the appearance and texture of skin.

Treatment improves:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Congested and enlarged pores (blackheads)
  • Oily or acne prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation and brown spots

Used in combination with chemical peels and some skin products, LED therapy and options for different tips for more aggressive treatment.

Hydrafacial is not suitable to treat deeper wrinkles, scars, deep hyperpigmentation or broken veins in the skin.

Side effects

Side effects are minimal if any.

Treatment is painless and doesn’t irritated the skin greatly. A few patients may experience slight tightness and redness of the skin which can last for a couple of hours. Treatments using peel products may prolong redness.

On very rare occasions redness may continue for a day or so and sensitive skin around the eyes can become swollen, a cold compress will help should this side effect occur.

The risk of scarring is very rare with this procedure.

Treatment is not suitable if you:

  • are taking Roaccutane or oral isotretinoin within the last 12 months,
  • have active skin infection, cold sores
  • have problems with skin healing or lymphatic drainage.

Please discuss any current medication with the doctor, especially if you are taking aspirin on Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.


Use any post-treatment skincare products provided and ensure you have a good quality sun screen to protect your skin.

Hydrafacial treatments vary by the area and products given to achieve 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.

To discuss Skin Fitness or Hydrafacial treatment and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for you treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

Additional effects

Extraction of blackheads, whiteheads and comedones. Exfoliation and light peel. Collagen stimulation and pigmentation treatment additions.

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

60 minutes (following consultation)

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Follow up

4 weeks

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Lasts for

1 - 3 months

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Results take

Immediate hydration with collagen stimulation 3-6weeks later

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03 Apr 2020

The results just keep getting better.

I’ve been visiting Doctor Anna for over a year to revitalise my skin with topical treatments. As I grew to trust her professionally, I decided to take that bold journey to address my dark circles which have gotten worse with age. I was incredibly nervous and a bit scared that I would look unnatural or vastly different after treatment. From the first day of treatment, I was excited and pleased with the results. It’s been two weeks now, and the results just keep getting better. I feel beautiful. The cherry on the cake is my loved ones and close friends haven’t noticed a thing!


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.


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.


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


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.


05 Feb 2020

Treatment delivered with great skill

Attentive professional treatment delivered with great skill


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.


12 Dec 2019

Anna makes you feel totally relaxed

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


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.


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 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 W

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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!


12 Apr 2018

Great listener

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


20 Jul 2017


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.


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.


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.


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!


21 Aug 2020

Go, you will not be disappointed.

I have recently moved to Barnes and was searching for someone that could deliver wrinkle injections on my skin but I wanted someone reputable, Doctor led, and that didn’t over do my face as I don’t want it to look like I have treatments. I had my appointment with Anna, the lovely lady that owns this clinic and what a brilliant experience it was for me. I knew my end result would be exactly what I was after. I shall be back, for other treatments because I feel I’m in safe hands and you all know what you’re talking about. No I know why Anna has such a great reputation within the industry. She is not only a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skin but I feel at ease and taken care of in her beautifully designed clinic in Twickenham. Go, you will not be disappointed.


31 Jul 2020

Dr Anna and her team are professional

I’ve had the pleasure of going to Dr Anna for a few years now and was delighted when she opened The Thames Skin Clinic as so close to where I live. The space is gorgeous and bright so perfect for any treatments you may require! I’ve been used to, in the past to going into these darkened rooms where they surely can’t treat you properly. Dr Anna and her team are professional and friendly in the right measure and make you feel at ease and confident that you’ll walk out of there looking and feeling a million dollars!! Would def recommend a visit to see for yourself!


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