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About Andrea

Andrea provides all our advice and tips on beautiful skin. She qualified as a nurse in 1997 and since then has specialised in Dermatology gaining extensive experience of Dermatology, wound care and tissue viability. She has previously lived and worked abroad where she successfully established and managed her own photo-cosmetic business offering hair removal & skin rejuvenation treatments. She also was a skincare adviser in the health & beauty section of the Spanish Sun newspaper. Her interest within cosmetics led her to clinic manager/nurse practitioner for Court House Clinics, a leading private cosmetic company, where she gained further skincare & cosmetic knowledge & experience. From here Andrea set up dermacaredirect.com a business specialising in offering a wide range of advanced skin care products & devices to enhance and maintain optimum skin health at home.

Oxygenetix

Oxygenetix – The Heal & Conceal Post- Procedure Foundation
Oxygenetix is a breakthrough, breathable line of foundations and moisturisers developed to help soothe and conceal a range of skin injuries, including acne scars, rosacea ,wounds, rashes, and post-surgery scars. Contains Ceravitae a super-charged oxygen complex helps to multiply collagen cells and connective tissue growth in aging and wounded skin.

The Full-coverage and lightweight, foundation creates a second skin effect as it blends extremely well with skin tones while also providing SPF 25 protection. Oxygenetix moisturisers protect against premature aging and diminish existing lines and wrinkles, plumping the skin and soothing irritation and inflammation.
Oxygenetix products work together flawlessly, creating beautiful, hydrated, healthy skin.

Cryotherapy

 

Cryotherapy

Removing Blemishes with Cryotherapy

How does cryotherapy work?

The CryoPen™ emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the aesthetician to work with millimetre precision.

The tissue is destroyed by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell.

It is an incredibly accurate and practical method for removal of skin imperfections.

Cosmetic procedures such as removal of skin-tags and warts are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS.

With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments here at Dermacare Salon.

AQ Skin solutions

 

AQ Skin Solutions

AQ Skin Solutions — Where Science Meets Skincare.

AQ Utilizes advanced cell sorting technology, AQ Skin specializes in producing effective serums with the highest quality growth factor media available worldwide. Human growth factors (GFs) help maintain a youthful appearance by regulating cellular activities

Medik8 Skincare Biotechnology

Medik8 skin Care Biotechnology

Medik8® is an award-winning global skincare brand sold exclusively by skincare experts. The Medik8® foundations are deep-rooted in science with products specifically formulated to target skin ageing, acne, redness, pigmentation and dryness.

EDS Microneedling

 

EDS Microneedling

EDS Rejuvenate is a gold award winning professional micro skin-needling treatment, clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scarring and wrinkles to reveal smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.

Treatments are carried out with the medical grade, German engineered eDermastamp device with the highest quality needles and precision controls.

EDS Rejuvenate treatment is an electronic, micro-skin-needling procedure that stimulates your skin to naturally generate and repair itself. As part of this stimulation new collagen and elastine can be formed. The skins natural process  of regeneration takes time, so it can take up to 6 weeks before you see significant results to the skin, but you can expect to see an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone and the results you see over time will look natural and be long lasting.

This microneedling treatment is great for acne scarring, dull skin, photo-aging skin, lines and wrinkles.

* A consultation is required before the treatment, it may take more than one treatment to get the desired result.

Muscle Relaxing Injections with Nurse Catherine

Muscle Relaxing Injections with Nurse Catherine

 

 This is medical treatment which can be used to relax the facial muscles to prevent the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. 

When the the muscle relaxing injections begin to take effect the muscle movement in that area will slowly start to decrease resulting in less obvious lines, wrinkles and crows feet.

This treatment can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery.

* A consultation with Catherine would need to take place prior to the treatment, Catherine is available Friday’s and Saturday’s by appointment only.

 

Medik8 Skin Care Biotechnology

Medik8 is an award-winning global skincare brand, sold only by skincare experts.

Our products are designed, developed and formulated by a team of biochemists and pharmacologist in our UK biotechnology research facility

Medik8 only makes professional- strength products with proven technologies. Our products are specifically designed to target skin aging, pigmentation, redness, dryness and blemishes.

We believe that a combination treatment approach leads to visible long- lasting results.

Medik8 provides everyday skincare along with a line of professional treatment products for those who want to go beyond the home care routine.

Our Promise

  • Solution- specific Products
  • Proven Results
  • Professional strength
  • Highly stable formulae
  • Core anti-aging philosophy
  • Advanced skincare, minimising irritation
  • Small batch production
  • Green cosmeceuticals

 

 

 

Skin Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

To enhance your treatment results or if you simply want an effective at-home skincare routine, we can also provide advice on creating a personalised skincare regime, so there is no need to go to High Street department stores for your skincare products any more. Most High Street cosmetic products are simply ineffective due to a lack of active ingredients in appropriate concentrations.

Cosmeceutical skincare products are only available from trained skincare professionals, dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons and selected salons and clinics.

Before we recommend any products, individual skin analyses are performed to provide a customised at-home skin care regimen promoting healthy, beautiful skin.

Skin Analysis

 Using our Analysis Machine we can look for dehydration, lipid dryness, oilyness, pigmentation, build up of dead skin cells & healthy skin. Pictures can be taken on your phone to review before and after using our Cosmeutical products

Why Use Cosmeceutical Skincare Products?

If you want to go beyond pampering and really see a difference in the appearance of your skin then Cosmeceuticals are the way forward. Cosmeceuticals are skin treatments with biologically active ingredients that give visible results and provide added benefits that go far beyond other types of skincare products. The word “cosmeceutical” entered the general vocabulary in the 1990’s. Derived from a combination of the words “cosmetics” and “pharmaceuticals”, the word describes a non-prescription product for cosmetic use containing high grade ingredients which can produce dramatic results. These professional grade products have been scientifically researched and tested to ensure that they actually have an effect on the skin. A far step from the cleanse, tone and moisturise regimes of the past, they are about addressing skin concerns at a deeper level and protecting your skin from external forces, such as the sun and pollution which cause premature ageing. High Street cosmetics selling anti-ageing products containing antioxidants, peptides and retinol don’t contain high enough percentages of these ingredients to make any real difference to the skin. They are also often full of chemicals which irritate the skin.

Cosmeceutical products have the ability to penetrate the epidermis or top layer of skin to hit
the dermis or lower layer of skin. This is where collagen, elastin and pigmentation lay as well as where our new skin cells are produced.
Since the loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis is what ages us, we need to use products
that can penetrate to that level whereas general cosmetics only stay on the very top surface of the skin.

Please click here for further information and advice about Advanced skincare

Start using an Advanced home skincare routine today!

 

How to Treat Milia – Video

 

Milia

Milia are small, hard white bumps under the surface of the skin commonly known as milk spots. They are common in all ages and both sexes, especially among young babies.

They most often arise on the face, and are particularly prominent around the eyes on the eyelids and cheeks, but they may occur elsewhere.

 

Milia is caused by trapped dead skin cells (keratin) in your skin clogging up the sweat ducts.

Milia tend to occur after trauma like a rash due to allergic reactions and irritation from harsh products. After an injury, burn or blistering of the skin, the number of skin cells trapped under the skin’s surface can increase.

Another important factor which can cause milia is using face creams which are too rich thus preventing natural exfoliation from occurring. Sun damage is another contributing factor.

Although they are harmless, many people with milia would prefer to remove them.

They can sometimes clear up by themselves without treatment, but with adults they can be stubborn to clear, lasting for a few weeks or persist for months or sometimes longer!

Treatment:

We can treat them with advanced electrolysis to give a safe, fast and effective removal starting from £40.

However whatever you do, do not squeeze or try to remove it yourself like a spot as you will cause more harm.

Using regular exfoliating ingredients in your daily skincare regime like salicylic acid, glycolic acid or Retinol will help prevent milia from occurring and in some cases will get rid of them.

 

Tips:

Remember regular exfoliation and sunscreen will help prevent milia from occurring.

You should be using an eye cream that is light enough to penetrate easily into your eye area. If you think your eye cream is too rich, switch to an eye gel instead.

Thinning Hair & Hair Loss

Hair Complex Treatment

Hair Treatment


Our professional treatment is fast, easy and effective. Treatment duration is approximately an hour and there are 5 visits, each visit being a week apart, this 5 week course would be referred to a course. On each of the visit your scalp would be derma stamped and the growth factor advanced hair complex will be applied to the skin, there will be nothing for you to do after you leave in terms of aftercare however some clients may be provided with a take home serum.

The AQ patented growth factor is scientifically conditioned to help your hair follicles stimulate production of hair growth.

Derma stamping is excellent for those clients who have been suffering from hair loss, have fine hair or have been slowly losing their hair. When someone is losing hair it can be a scary and terrifying experience, so the last thing a person would want is to carry out invasive surgery or complicated treatments. Our derma stamp method is quick, easy and has very little pain involved.  There is no need to shave the hair, take any samples or use anaesthetic and it is safe for both men and women with no ‘drug like’ or hormonal side effects.

AQ Advanced Hair Complex 

AQ Advanced Hair Complex is a natural growth factor serum that targets conditions of thinning hair, hardening of the scalp, and weakening of the hair follicles. It is designed to restore the health of hair follicles by nourishing them with a complex formulation present in healthy young follicles. The formula aids to deliver nutrition to the scalp, which increases circulation around the hair shaft and encourages the restoration of damaged hair follicles.

When will I see results?

Results vary on each individual, but most see results after 8 weeks following treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a course of 5 treatments taken at weekly intervals.  We recommend 3 complete courses for optimal results.

What is the skin appearance after the treatment?

The area treated will be red straight after the treatment. The skin can stay slightly pink for a maximum of a couple of days, but most of the time this should fade within 24 hours or so.

What can I do for best results?

We advise to use SIS Free Shampoo, avoid silicone based products and limit hair styling before and after your treatments.

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From £500The treatments listed are only a guide. A complimentary consultation will be given to determine the best treatment for you..