Skincare, at BrightNewMe
I am passionate about helping my patients improve the quality of their skin, whatever their stage in life, and whatever issues they have with their skin. In my opinion, undertaking treatments and procedures to enhance and rejuvenate without first improving the underlying quality of the skin is like trying to build a house without solid foundations. At BrightNewMe we look to guide patients through their options, with a view to helping them achieve radiant, healthy-looking skin.
The first stage of improving skin health entails attending a detailed skin consultation to assess your medical history and existing skincare regime. This is followed by a thorough examination of your skin, including photographic assessment. I discuss my assessment and findings with you, and offer you suggestions and recommendations to consider. This may involve procedures to address specific issues (such as skin lesions, or thread veins), or a course of HydraFacial treatments to give the skin an immediate boost.
In addition, and where appropriate, my recommendations may include the use of prescription strength skincare products. I may devise a skincare regime, bespoke for your own needs, whilst ensuring that my recommendations take into account the financial and time commitment you are able to make.
Prescription based skincare ranges – Obagi® and ZO®
I firmly believe that prescription skincare is THE most effective way to rejuvenate all skin types. At BrightNewMe I recommend and prescribe products from both Obagi® and ZO® ranges (Obagi was the first prescription based range of skin care products introduced into the UK, with ZO being the next stage in skincare science, both pioneered by the renowned Dr Zein Obagi).
Skin care products bought ‘over-the-counter’, on the high street or online (even very expensive ‘cosmeceuticals’), are all classified as ‘cosmetics’ along with, for example, nail varnish and make-up. Such items are not permitted to alter the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the skin. They can legally contain only a very limited concentration of active ingredients and have no effect on the skin cells below the epidermis (the top layer of the skin, which includes dead skin cells). In contrast, medically prescribed products contain much greater concentrations of active ingredients. This enables them to penetrate below the epidermis and regulate the skin at a much deeper cellular level. It is this superior penetration, combined with medical strength active ingredients, that leads to effective results.
There are some conditions for which specific physical treatments are necessary, such as skin lesions (which I treat with cryotherapy), or thread veins (which I treat with thermo-coagulation). There are also a wide range of conditions which can be dramatically improved by use of a bespoke regime of medical grade products:
- Freckles, dark patches and pigmentation
- Sun damage, sun spots/ age spots
- Acne, blemishes and large pores
- Mild scarring
- Facial fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull texture or tone
I offer free initial consultations, with a view to determining whether or not I am able to help, and to outline your treatment options. Consultations which entail specific advice are chargeable, at the rate of £50 for a 20 minute consultation, or £75 for a 30 minute consultation. Follow-up consultations with myself are charged at the same rates, pro-rata. Follow-up consultations with Julie, our Senior Aesthetic Therapist, are £30 per 20 minutes.
I recommend a wide range of products, which vary in price considerably, from a toner at £29.50 to a night repair serum at £128. Since the products are all registered as medicines they are only available to purchase following a consultation with myself (or, in some cases, with Julie, our Senior Aesthetic Therapist). Our products come directly from approved/licensed pharmacies, and are charged at their recommended retail prices. We do not seek to compete with internet retailers, and caution patients with regards to buying of prescriptions on the internet where fake and counterfeit products are commonplace. If you would like to know the cost of any particular Obagi® and ZO® product please do not hesitate to ask Helen, our clinic manager.
As existing patients are aware, I’m very keen on patient education. I encourage all to read my various skin care information pages, covering a wide range of subjects such as dealing with acne, the dangers of over-moisturising, and the need to use sun protection at all times.
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If you are interested in our services and would like to know more, simply contact Helen or Audrey on 0161 928 2210 to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation with Sarah. Alternatively, email email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.