Range of body contouring procedures
Unrivalled clinical and safety protocols
The UK’s leading dermatology, aesthetic and laser clinics
Regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Medical Councils
The sk:n promise
Our mission to deliver confidence through better skin is at the heart of everything we do. Our promise to you:
- Award-winning, unrivalled medical expertise. No one has more consultants, doctors and clinical expertise than sk:n, so no other dermatology provider comes close.
- Outstanding approach to client care for over 30 years. We’ve consistently delivered unrivalled, personalised client care, that’s always right for our clients. If you have a concern, you can trust us to solve it.
- Standards you can trust. Our market-leading medical, safety and training protocols and strict industry regulation means you can trust that your safety and care is our priority.
- We are the UK’s leading skin clinics. We’ve treated millions of clients, improving their self-confidence for the better – with some life-changing results.
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- More than 450 consultants, doctors, nurses and medical practitioners
- Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Health Inspectorate Wales and Health Improvement Scotland
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- Strict safety and care protocols
Frequently Asked Questions
What is radio frequency?
Radiofrequency is applied via a hand piece that is moved across the target areas, channelling a radiofrequency current to heat the skin to around 40 degrees. The system offers a cooling device to make it a more comfortable experience for the patient.
Who is suitable?
The treatment suits those with loose skin after dramatic weight loss, or those with cellulite on the arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Patients who undergo this procedure should have good overall health and possess realistic expectations and a positive outlook.
Who is not suitable for treatment?
Those with pacemakers, metal plates or pins in the area to be treated, or permanent implants such as Bio-Alcamid should avoid radiofrequency body contouring. Additionally, the procedure should be avoided by people suffering from severe heart disease and diseases of the connective and muscular tissue. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also not suitable candidates for the procedure.
What conditions can be treated?
Cellulite, loose skin and flabby limbs can be treated very effectively with radiofrequency.
How long does the treatment work?
Heating the skin causes the collagen to tighten and increases the level of collagen in the dermis, which in turn tightens and rejuvenates the skin. Tightening also increases local blood circulation, disintegration of fat cells, breakdown of fibrous tissue and drainage of the fatty deposits into the lymphatic system.
How long does the treatment take?
The first treatment will usually take around 45 minutes, but subsequent treatments will typically take 30 minutes.
How many sessions are required?
Most people need between 6-8 sessions at differing intervals for the radiofrequency treatment to be effective. In some cases, where the cellulite is very stubborn, further treatments may be necessary.
Is the treatment painful?
The unique cooling system of the radiofrequency system means that the patient is not noticeably affected by the heating treatment. Most patients don’t experience any discomfort and there is no need for any form of anaesthesia.
Are there any side effects?
Patients may experience slight swelling or redness post-treatment. As part of aftercare you will be advised on how to treat this, which generally involves the application of an aloe vera gel. This helps the side effects to disappear in a few hours. Patients are also instructed to keep out of the sun and to avoid UVA rays for 48 hours after the treatment.
How effective is the treatment?
The full effects are not seen for between two to three months. However the treatment causes immediate changes due to contraction of the collagen fibres, and 70% of patients in trials have noted an improvement in their contours. The treatment offered is a progressive treatment so toning will continue to occur after the treatment is over.
How long will the results last?
The results usually last up to two years.