Dermatological Grade Facials
...yes, we do facials too!
So many of our patients have been asking recently: are facials really worth it? YES, it really does pay to get a regular facial. Not just as a quick-fix boost for that special party or event – although our medi-facials will certainly do that – but also as a savvy long-term investment in the quality of your skin, not just for tomorrow, but for the coming years and decades.
A good facial can remove dead skin cells, extract impurities and improve hydration, so that the skin looks years younger and totally refreshed. It will also prime your skin to absorb and respond to your daily skin care products, so that they can go in deep and do their job.
Medicetics’ dermatalogical grade facials, not only use facial massage to boost circulation and lift and brighten the skin, our aestheticians also have a barrage of hi-tech tools at their disposal, from Dermalux light treatments, through to alow level lasers and radio-frequency skin tightening, all of which ensure results last far beyond the 3-5 day boost of a typical salon-facial.
Your aesthetician will work closely with our doctors, regularly meeting to discuss your progress and updating and modifying your treatment plan in line with your skin’s changing needs, every time you visit.
Your initial assessment will cover
- Skin type analysis.
- Specific skin concerns on the day, which may change with the seasons/diet/time in your cycle/stress levels.
- Whether you can afford a short period of downtime, when your skin is slightly red or dry, to reap glowing long term results. Or absolutely not – you’re on a deadline!
- How often you are able to come for treatments through the year/ how much you are prepared to do at home.
All of our Medicetics signature facials include – a double cleanse, lymphatic drainage massage, intense hydration, hydradermabrasion extractions, mini-peel exfoliation, tailored LED phototherapy and antioxidant rejuvenation.
Our aestheticans will advise if you could benefit from additional ‘mini-tweakments’. These could include mesotherapy, medical needling, laser genesis, IPL or radiofrequency skin-tightening, for a healthier, tighter, glowing complexion.
We believe this investment in your skin now will not only give you an instant wow factor today but will also dramatically improve your complexion in the long term, having profound and long-lasting effects on your skin quality and resilience.
Our most popular Dermatological Facials
Perfect for: You will have access to all of our power facial techniques and devices within the Signature Facial (please see below). They are sometimes used intensively as stand alone treatments, sometimes combined. We will provide a treatment plan at the outset, but our aestheticians will listen to your feedback, examine your skin condition and assess progress and the best way forward at the beginning of each and every treatment. All skin types including sensitive skins. It provides an intense hydration hit and light skin resurfacing ideal for dry, dull, city worn complexions, breakouts, acne, large pores or surface pigmentation.
Time Commitment: 60 mins (75 mins for new patients to allow for skin consult, no extra charge)
The Dr recommends: An initial programme of 6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. For healthy skin maintenance book in 3 to 4 times a year.
Cost: £240 or £1200 for a course of 6 (6th facial free)
*We also offer an initial skin consultation (30 mins) with one of our doctors. The additional cost of £150 also includes a follow-up appointment (15 mins) mid-way through your programme, prior to your 4th facial.
**Flexible 0% interest gocardless payment plans are available for courses, initial payment £600. Please ask our front of house staff for details.
Perfect for: Skin types that get twitchy after 5 minutes of massage! This hi-tech, no nonsense, deep cleanse facial uses a pen-like device tipped with a whirling vortex of water to exfoliate, extract debris, give skin a quick peel and flood it with hydrating serums. Quick and easy and gives instantly visible results.
Time Commitment: 45 mins
The Dr. recommends: An initial programme of 6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. You will certainly notice a difference after just a single treatment, lasting about 10 days vs. the 3-5 days of a salon facial. But the real changes happen after your 3rd, with many of our patients seeing results for up to a full month. Then there will be no turning back!
Cost: Classic £145 (60 mins, £725 for a course of 6 (6th facial free)
Express £95 (30 mins, see overleaf for details)
Intense £165 (60 mins, £825 for a course of 6)
For those “on the go” a wide variety of treatments to improve sun damage, acne, uneven pigment, scarring and visible signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. No frills, not a minute wasted!
£95 (20 mins)
‘Walk-in’ skin peels (mandelic acid, no skin preparation required)
Laser Genesis ‘Express’
Laser Genesis is at the forefront of the new-wave of low-level laser treatments, using powerful lasers on a very low setting. Laser Genesis facials give an immediately brightening and lifting effect.
£120 (30 mins)
Mosaic* Skin Peeling (Jessners, Pyruvic, Obagi Radiance Peel)
Laser Genesis ‘Boost’ (Peel + NdYAG )
Hydrafacial ‘Express’ (very popular immediately before cosmetic treatments)
* Different areas of the face often require a different approach e.g. salicylic acid often works better on larger pores and oilier T-Zone skin, with the eye area responding better to malic acid. Our experienced aestheticians know exactly how to blend these treatments for best results.
£145 (45 mins)
Mesotherapy/the ‘Vitamin Facial’ using the state of the art U225 mesogun
£240 (45-60 mins)
IPL Photofacial (includes hydradermabrasion)
Laser Genesis ‘Plus’ (IPL + NdYAG + LED)
Pelleve/RadioFrequency for instant skin tightening, lasting up to 3 months
Dermapen/dermarolling (One area i.e. face/neck/décolletage)
2 areas £290; 3 areas £340; course of 6 starting from £1200 (6th treatment free)
Dermalux LED phototherapy to stimulate the skin’s natural repair processes
Extended facial massage
IN THE PRESS
Look good for your age: What the experts swear by
Beauty expert Alice Hart-Davis, 54, has tested hundreds of treatments and products and knows what really works.
“Then there’s the new wave of low-level laser treatments. These treatments use powerful lasers on a very low setting. They have an immediate brightening effect and boost collagen levels. There’s Skin Laundry, which takes less than 15 minutes, and Genesis, at Medicetics, that takes more like half an hour and has a more noticeable effect (from £95, medicetics.com).”
“…Or there’s good old Mesotherapy (from £150, medicetics.com), popular in France for decades – a technique that involves using tiny needles to deliver skin-nourishing ingredients just below the surface of the skin.”
“Lasers like the Excel V are amazing for zapping redness and veins. Cosmetic doctor Vicky Dondos told me that she thinks IPL (intense pulsed light) is the best way to break up pigment spots.”
“This rejuvenates and boosts collagen” says the therapist smiling down at me. “If you look a tad tired, this sorts you out. Many come before a wedding”. I admit the next day the glow was incredible. I made a note to come again.
Medicetics Hyrdafacial, London
“I wanted to see what could be done about fine lines and a dull complexion, that wasn’t too invasive… it is a really great first step in tackling the ageing process because it’s not too harsh. Especially good for pigmentation and fine lines. All in all, this is a great presummer treatment – any redness only lasts for a couple of hours and then immediately settles down, so as quickly as the next day you benefit from a brighter complexion”
With my 40th birthday fast approaching and skin that’s been feeling dull and tired lately, I was keen to try a medical facial. I was looking for a treatment that would give me obvious and immediate results and the Hydrafacial promised just that. The Hydrafacial is a deep cleansing exfoliation treatment which extracts the impurities and hydrates your skin with a cocktail of skin-boosting vitamins and Hyaluronic Acid using the mesogun.
Now I know why they call it the ‘Red Carpet Facial’. It’s quick and the results are immediate with no recovery time and no irritation, meaning you can walk out, have your make-up done and strut your stuff down the red carpet hours later. Or if you’re me, you can go home and mop the kitchen floor…
My treatment is done by the lovely Lenka Micenkova, who is an experienced aesthetician and a safe pair of hands. Lenka said that her patients like to do this treatment a day or two before a big event and the next day I saw why – my skin looked fresh and clear and glowing with health; the sort of look I could easily get addicted to.
The Best Injectables – Mesotherapy
How it feels: Not half as painful as you might think..I can feel only minute pinpricks. My therapist, Lenka, works steadily around my face injecting the serum cocktail. Each of these little wounds will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin deep in the skin. After that, I luxuriate under the peaceful red LED light.
The results: What I really notice is how amazingly plumped up my skin is, with a whole 5ml teaspoonful of her magic cocktail now trapped between the upper and lower layers. The next day, I look great.
Celebrity fans: Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne.
Ouch factor: 3/10.
“This interesting new treatment involves having tens of tiny injections of hyaluronic acid all over your face. As hyaluronic acid attracts 1000x its weight in water molecules, it plumps the skin from within; it also stimulates the production of fresh collagen, so after about a month, skin should be looking much plumper as well as more hydrated. Think of it as moisturiser you apply into your skin, rather than on it.
A friend of mine had it done and her skin looks decidedly juicy, so I’m hoping for great things…”
“I saw Dr Dondos and she is really good… She is not pushy and I’ve been recommended good products and had an amazing facial at the clinic.”
“I have had a hydrafacial there and it was brilliant! I don’t think I’d have any other type of facial now and I can’t wait for my next one. Its not a relaxing facial but it does make your skin glow!”
Go and see Dr Vicky Dondos at Medicetics in London if you can. She overhauled my skin years ago and I have had no problems since following her advice/treatment.
“I was prepping myself for a facial I had booked a few doors down. It’s ominously called Genesis.
It took place at Medicetics, a whitewashed clinic with an easy atmosphere and coffee and drinks on tap. So, I lay down in a treatment room and soon Genesis began. This was nothing like any other facial I had ever experienced. This was a laser treatment so all I could feel was a slight pricking sensation delivered by a laser gun and an adept therapist. It lasted 30 minutes and the effect was immediate. ‘This rejuvenates and boosts collagen’ says the therapist smiling down at me. I admit the next day the glow was incredible. I made a note to come again.”
MEET OUR AESTHETICIANS
Lenka Anthony, Aesthetic and Beauty Consultant
Lenka has enjoyed an illustrious career to date, having trained and practised across the globe and even treated the likes of the Bahrain royal family.
Facials, dermapen, IPL and mesotherapy are all part of Lenka’s impressive repertoire, but she also offers some of the most technologically advanced and innovative treatments in the world, including CoolSculpting.
Known for her friendly yet professional approach, Lenka offers thorough consultations, honest and knowledgeable advice, and superb results that speak for themselves and have garnered a loyal client base.
Gabriella Mattera, Aesthetic and Beauty Consultant
A brilliant facialist with ‘magic hands’, Gabriella has an instinctive feel for what will work best. A true perfectionist whose years of experience gained in top establishments – from Champneys to Spa Illuminata in Mayfair, as well as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods – have furnished her with a high level of skill and a reassuring confidence in aesthetic techniques, Gabriella has an uncanny knack for mixing good old-fashioned hands-on pampering with the latest in high-tech aesthetic wizardry.
After years as a celebrity facialist at Linda Meredith, Gabriella moved into medical aesthetics. After working with top surgeons on Harley Street she joined Medicetics, drawn by the high level of professionalism and collaborative way in which the doctors and aestheticians work together, to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients.
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