Regenerative Aesthetic Dermatology
Regenerative Aesthetic Dermatology refers to a new and exciting field within Aesthetic Dermatology, which focuses on innovative treatments to support the skin in restoring and regenerating old and/or damaged tissue. The aim of the treatments is to not only make the skin look younger and more beautiful, but also slow down ageing processes on a cellular level and try to tackle the causes of skin ageing.
Regenerative Aesthetic Dermatology is all about tissue regeneration and thus improving overall skin quality. The skin will develop a more refined skin surface with improved skin elasticity. Fine lines will soften and the skin will gain back its glow and lustre. The onset of effects is gradual over months, as we are 'helping the skin to help itself'. With regenerative treatments we are encouraging the skin to build more collagen and elastin itself, rather than just 'painting over the cracks' - true bio-stimulation. One of the main reasons for the immense popularity of regenerative procedures with our patients is that the treatments are very natural and subtle.
Regenerative Dermatology in our clinic is a bespoke approach designed to meet individual needs, which are assessed by taking a thorough medical and aesthetic history, clinical examination and digital skin analysis.
Our holistic Regenerative Aesthetic Dermatology approach combines different treatment modalities including a variety of non-surgical regenerative procedures, skincare and lifestyle changes. The following list is a selection of some of our key regenerative procedures.
MEDICAL NEEDLING (COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY)
Medical needling is a wonderful, completely natural anti-ageing treatment that 'helps the skin to help itself'. Instead of injecting any substances into the skin, this treatment only involves an advanced automatic needle pen ('DermaPen') or a needle roller ('DermaRoller'), which is equipped with sterile, ultra-fine needles.
Medical needling mechanically mimics the effects of fractionated laser technologies by creating microscopically small punctures in the dermis, where our collagen and elastin live. This intentional mini-injury induces thousands of tiny, controlled wound-healing responses in this deep layer of the skin. Consequently, growth factors are released, and fibroblasts are stimulated into synthesizing new skin matrix such as collagen. In time, this will lead to a firmer, more elastic skin with more refined skin surface.
As we get older, our skin gets 'lazy' and collagen production slows down. With medical needling, we give the skin a gentle nudge to remind it to keep making fresh collagen – bio-stimulation in its true sense.
The great thing about medical needling is that we can induce effects in the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) without having to fully strip the protective outer layer (the epidermis). Why is it so important to stimulate the dermis? The dermis is the 'backbone' of the skin - the layer of collagen-containing connective tissue where the most prominent skin ageing processes take place.
Medical needling also helps with enlarged pores and acne scarring (or chicken pox scarring). But remember: any active acne has to be cleared before acne scarring treatment can be started!
As with any regenerative treatment, medical needling is not a single treatment, but has to be done in a course of three to six sessions at four-to-eight-week intervals. The procedure is performed after application of an effective numbing cream for pain prevention.
For even better results, medical needling can be combined with an infusion of high-potency growth factors (for anti-ageing purposes), mesotherapy (for skin revitalisation) or a skin lightening solution (to tackle irregular pigmentation), see below.
You may have heard of needle-rollers for use at home. The high quality, sterile micro-needles that we use in clinic go much deeper (1.5 - 3mm needle length in clinic, versus 0.2 - 0.mm at home). Not surprisingly, they're much more effective than home rollers in all respects. In fact, home rollers don’t actually reach the collagen containing dermis (if they do, you would see this as bleeding). However, home rollers can enhance penetration of topically applied skincare, so can have a role to play there.
ADVANCED FORMS OF MEDICAL NEEDLING
In order to further enhance the benefits of medical needling, we recommend combining the procedure with infusion of a booster solution. Depending on the aim, this may be a cocktail of vitamins and minerals (‘Meso Needling’ for skin revitalisation), a pigment-inhibiting solution (‘Bright Needling’ to lighten irregular pigmentation), or a high-grade growth factor solution (‘GP/PRP/Exo Needling’ for enhanced anti-ageing benefits).
For our Meso Needling treatment, we use a high-grade skin-nourishing blend containing a multitude of key skin optimization ingredients such as vitamins and minerals, in order to help protect and revitalise the skin.
If there is irregular pigmentation, then a course of Bright Needling can be performed, combining infusion of a pigment-inhibiting solution with the collagen stimulating effects of Medical Needling.
For GF/PRP/Exo Needling we infuse a potent mix of various growth factors to further boost collagen and elastin production. The growth factors can be derived from your own blood (PRP- and Exo Needling) or we use a commercially available growth factor solution (GF Needling), should you prefer this.
For PRP Needling (sometimes referred to as ‘Vampire or Dracula Facial’) a small blood sample is taken from the patient’s arm. We then isolate the fraction of the blood that is rich in platelets (platelet rich plasma). Platelets contain a high content of beneficial growth factors. Upon infusion into the skin via Medical Needling, the platelets release these growth factors, which trigger skin cells to proliferate and stimulate collagen and elastin production, thus helping to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
Exo Needling can be seen as an advanced version of PRP Needling. Taking PRP to a whole new level, German Exokine technology transforms the patient’s blood into an
essence super-rich in a variety of different natural growth factors (‘home-grown’ and ‘personalised’ if you will), but also anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Exo Needling is the Rolls Royce of bio-stimulatory regenerative treatments and one of the most popular regenerative treatments at Eudelo, as it provides a natural way to rejuvenate skin, improve skin quality and slow down the ageing process on a cellular level.
PRP & EXO INJECTIONS
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Exokine solution (Exo) can not only be infused into the skin via Medical Needling, as discussed above, but alternatively can also injected with a fine needle. This allows to use a special layered injection method, which places the PRP/Exo not only into the superficial skin itself to encourage collagen and elastin production, but also, if appropriate, into deeper tissue layers, with the aim of slowing down age-related tissue loss here also.
PRP is considered a very natural treatment, as it uses the patient's own cells and growth factors to stimulate tissue repair, rather than injecting any synthetic substances.
PRP encourages the skin to build more collagen and elastin and thus renew and rejuvenate itself – true bio-stimulation. Following a course of PRP injections, your skin will gradually start to look more radiant and youthful. A PRP injection course consists of three to six treatment sessions in 2–4 week intervals.
As mentioned in the Medical Needling section, German technology Exokine can be seen as an advanced version of PRP, with higher levels of growth factors, plus antioxidant cytokines as an added benefit. The Exo solution we use at Eudelo delivers a much higher concentration of growth factors than PRP, as the patient’s blood is incubated for around six hours (in contrast, PRP is used straight away) prior to extracting the growth factors, which boosts levels significantly.
Unlike standard PRP, the Exo essence also includes a much wider variety of growth actors: this is achieved by not only harvesting growth factors from platelets, but from all the different types of cells in the patient’s blood. In addition, the Exo solution is completely cell-free, as all cells are removed from the growth factor solution prior to infusion. This is important, as certain types of cell contamination in the solution may cause an inflammatory response when injected into the skin. The Exo injection course consists of three to six treatment sessions in 2–4 week intervals.
Mesotherapy is a classic bio-stimulatory treatment. It is a wonderful treatment to gently 'feed' your skin and help improve overall skin quality. After application of a numbing cream, a sterile cell-boosting cocktail is 'infused' into the skin with a series of tiny, superficial injections.
The high-grade skin-nourishing blend containing various skin optimization ingredients, ranging from vitamins and minerals to amino acids, hyaluronic acid, coenzymes, nucleic acid bases and antioxidants, proven to protect and stimulate skin cells. The exact choice of product is tailored to your skin’s needs on the day.
Mesotherapy is very popular in Continental Europe such as in France, Italy and Germany, but hasn't yet caught up in the UK. The treatment is suitable for the face, neck, chest and hands (men AND women). The great thing about Mesotherapy is that it can be used not only to nourish and correct mature skin, but also as a preventative measure in younger patients. The ultimate skin 'refresh'!
Mesotherapy is done as a course of four to six sessions (2-4 week intervals), before going on to a less intense maintenance treatment.
The Eudelo Soundlift
The Eudelo SoundLift is an amazing treatment package which can lift and tighten skin on the face, neck and chest. It stimulates collagen production and supports skin regeneration without any downtime.
The Eudelo SoundLift consists of a unique combination of facial anatomy mapping, a gentle preparatory energy skin peel, highly effective micro-focused ultrasound lifting with simultaneous ultrasound visualisation, and cryostimulation as pain relief. All these steps work in perfect concert and are uniquely tailored to meet the exact needs of your skin and comfort. As this treatment is regenerative and aims to stimulate collagen production, patients are also supplied with a box of a high-quality collagen supplement to optimise the regenerative outcome.
Prior to your session, we perform a gentle plasma peel to remove the excess horny layer of the skin and even the skin surface, ensuring that the ultrasound energy used in later stages of the treatment can penetrate your skin optimally. As an added benefit, this will also make the numbing cream work better. In addition, you will receive a refreshing cryostimulation treatment around the spine area to boost endorphin release as a natural adjunct analgesic.
During the diagnostic part of the session, our highly trained expert will then map your SMAS layer (connective tissue surrounding certain facial muscles) using ultrasound visualisation, so that we can tailor the treatment to exactly fit your individual facial anatomy (everybody is different!). Once the scanning is complete, the centre piece of treatment will be performed. Using the Gold-Standard Ultherapy® device, your therapist directs micro-focused ultrasound into two very specific facial layers, the SMAS layer and the collagen containing dermis, in order to tighten and lift the skin.
The technology in general is also sometimes referred to as MFU (micro-focused ultrasound) or HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound). However, the Ultherapy® device is the only technology that continuously visualises the anatomical layers of the skin during treatment, ensuring the focused ultrasound energy is delivered to exactly the correct depth, which is of course crucial. Remember, everybody is different and treating with an ultrasound device that does not allow simultaneous visualisation is careless in our opinion. It’s also shocking to see that some clinics market their MFU/HIFU treatment as Ultherapy® despite using a cheaper copycat device without visualisation. Rest assured that at Eudelo, we guarantee Ultherapy® technology.
THE FIT SKIN FOREVER FACILITATOR
A skin maintenance plan every man and woman should join! This Dermatology Grade SuperFacial supports long-term skin health and helps to keep your skin looking beautiful whatever your age. To keep your body fit and healthy, join the gym - to maintain your skin's health and vitality, attend for a monthly 'Fit Skin Forever’ Facial.
The treatment is designed to maintain your skin in optimal condition long-term, slow down the skin’s ageing process and allow you to look beautifully radiant at any age. Healthy skin is happy skin. This is a completely non-invasive maintenance plan everybody should join to keep up their skin's regeneration efforts.
The treatment combines a special deep cleansing, exfoliation, advanced microdermabrasion, extraction of impurities, a gentle peel, a hydrating skin infusion, and intense antioxidant protection, using HydraFacial technology amongst others. The 'Fit Skin Forever' Facial also includes a special lymphatic drainage massage to help drain away toxins and 'de-puff' your skin.
The no-downtime regenerative treatment will leave your skin looking radiant and visibly firmer for a beautifully healthy and fresh appearance. For best long-term effects, Eudelo’s 'Fit Skin Forever' Facial should be attended on a monthly basis.
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