Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What skincare products will you use on me?
A. We use only the finest clinical, active products that are some of the cleanest formulations.
Q. How should I prepare for my skin appointment?
A. We always advise that you come and have a consultation first. Then we can ensure that you are completely prepared for your appointment with us. Often this will involve skin prepping for specific treatments with skincare, particularly for chemical peels or depigmentation treatments.
Q. Do I need to avoid tanning?
A. It does depend on which treatment you’re having. Certainly for laser, you must try avoid tanning and never use self tan at the time of your appointment tanning will affect the outcomes of skin treatments where healing is required and we will always advise
Q. Who performs the treatment?
A. One of our fully qualified, Level 4 Advanced Skin Therapists will perform your treatments. We try and keep you with the same therapist wherever possible.
Q. Will a Chemical Peel hurt?
A. Chemical Peels should never actually hurt, you may feel a very tingly sensation on your skin throughout the treatment. However, it should feel more of a tingle never physical pain and we closely monitor you throughout your treatment.
Q. How should I prepare my skin?
A. We advise that you spend seven to 14 days preparing your skin with our clinical grade products. These will be advised at your skin consultation.
Q. Can I wear makeup after my appointment?
A. For chemical peels, we advise at least four hours without any makeup however you may wear mineral makeup after this time. Wherever possible we do advise you leave it until the next day.
Q. How would you know which peel is right for me?
A. There are many types of acids that have different uses. We work very closely with you to see what your requirements are, what your skin type is like, and then we blend our chemical peels specifically based on your skin type and concern.
Q. How does A-lift work?
A. A-lift works by using both micro and nano current to stimulate this skin cells. Our skin cells contain ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which transport energy around the cells. Essentially the nano current supercharges these power packs within the skin cells and makes the skin behave younger and that in turn creates younger skin cells. What’s not to love!
Q. Is a treatment painful?
A. Absolutely not, in fact it is one of our most gentlest and luxurious feeling treatments, it is a real treat to have and remains one of our most popular for those who do like less invasive skin treatments and love to relax at the same time as getting their skin done,
Q. How should I prepare for the appointment?
A. There is no need to prepare for this appointment, it’s very straightforward and we can address all skin types.
Q. How many treatments do I need?
A. As with all skin treatments, a course is always necessary to get real results, and we’d say between six and eight treatments for best results on A-lift.
Q. How long do the results last?
A. As with any treatment, you need to keep up the treatment process in order to maintain results. Most see the A-lift glow continue for a good 2-3 weeks post treatment. However, 6 weeks is the perfect maintenance cycle.
Q. Who does the A-lift benefit?
A. Again, this is such a versatile treatment. It is fantastic for soothing and healing active acne as well as the age inhibiting properties for the reduction of lines and wrinkles. It is also fantastic for improving skin condition and skin health.
Q. How will my skin look after the treatment?
A. You will look absolutely fabulous!
Q. What type of scars can be treated?
A. We can treat all types of scars. However, keloid scars by their very nature are particularly difficult to treat.
Q. How is the procedure carried out?
A. We use a combination of therapies such as skin needling and plasma (Fibroblastic) therapies.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. Again, it does depend on the scar, but it will be between four and six treatments.
Q. Is it suitable for all skin types?
A. Again, with these types of treatments, we cannot work on some types of scars on skin that is Fitzpatrick five and six due to the risk of further scarring.
Q. How long will the results last?
A. Forever and they should actually improve over time.
Q. Is a treatment safe?
Absolutely. We work with you to ensure the highest standards are met and we go very gently with these procedures.
Q. What is Microneedling?
A. is a process where we microscopically wound the skin in order to trigger the skin healing response which in turn activates rejuvenation.
Q. What is Microneedleing used for?
A. Microneedling addresses numerous skin concerns from aging, pigmentation, acne scarring, and overall skin conditioning. It is the perfect all rounder.
Q. Will it hurt?
A. This treatment should not hurt. There is a slight sensation as the needles move across the skin, but we use sophisticated digital devices to minimize any discomfort.
Q. Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There should not be any downtime after microneedling. Your skin will look red for a few hours and it may feel dry for a couple of days. It’s perfectly normal, as the wound healing response has been triggered you should look fabulous.
Q. Can Microneedling be performed on any skin type?
A. Microneedling is such a versatile treatment because it’s a very natural process. There are no restrictions for microneedling on skin except for active acne. However, we can treat acne scarring so as long as the breakouts are not active.
Q. Are there any risks to Microneedling?
A. Of course with all treatments there comes risks, but we work incredibly hard to minimize any risks and we strictly adhere to sterile working processes as we do break the skin barrier.
Q. Can anyone have fibroblastic treatment?
A.Fibroblastic should only be performed on fairer skin types, so if you are Fitzpatrick 4-6 , then this treatment is not suitable for you.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. It does depend on which treatment you are having, but usually around two to three hours.
Q. How many sessions do you need?
A. We always recommend at least two to three sessions and these are performed 12 weeks apart.
Q. How do I know if it is the right treatment for me?
A. We do a full consultation before we go ahead with this treatment as it does not suit everybody.
Q. Is this procedure painful?
A. We use topical numbing creams to ensure your comfort.
Q. What is the most common procedure?
A. Eye lift and general skin rejuvenation.
Q. Is the treatment safe?
A. There are risks with treatments such as scarring and pigmentation. However, we do work to minimize these risks.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Initially there is quite a bit of downtime with one to two weeks needed where you will look puffy and swollen. Again we will discuss this thoroughly with you in your consultation.
Led Light Therapy
Q. Will light therapy hurt?
A. Light therapy not only doesn’t hurt, it is known to considerably increase your general mood, it is a lovely treatment.
Q. How does the treatment work?
A. It is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin. It’s recommended for skin rejuvenation, sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scarring as well as anyone looking to restore skin’s radiance..
Q. Will it burn my skin?
A. Absolutely not. There is no risk of burning and this is not UV. This light is completely safe.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes, it is completely safe and is appropriate for all skin types.
Q. Do you need regular treatments?
A. Like with all skin treatment, maintenance is always best to be taken monthly to maintain your results.
Q. Will my skin be noticeably different?
A. You should certainly look fresher, brighter, improved as the cells rejuvenated with the light with day 2/3 looking truly glowing. However, for longer term results it depends on which treatment you’re having. For example, blue light destroys the P acne bacteria in your skin, so we would expect the skin to look calm and the more treatments the better the results. Same for hyper-pigmentation, that would take longer to achieve longer term results.
Q. How long will the results last?
A. Okay. Again, all treatments need to be ongoing, so we would recommend monthly treatments.
DPC Skin Club
The DPC Skin Club is an exclusive membership designed to make it super easy to help keep you looking and feeling confident in your skin every day. We have looked at how our fabulous clients manage their skin maintenance. We have looked at the frequency of your skin treatments and which treatments you have. Based on this we have devised a selection of Skin Membership Packages that will suit your lifestyle and budget whilst offering you exclusive benefits as well as your favourite skin treatments and services at a preferential pricing structure. Find out more about our Skin Club here.
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