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FAQs

Anti-wrinkle injections


Anti-wrinkle or Botulinium Toxin injections are medical therapies used to relax facial muscles, reducing lines and wrinkles. At ICE clinic we use the extensively tested and researched Botox.
A very fine needle is inserted into the muscle and a small amount of Botox is injected. This blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing them from contracting.
As an anti-wrinkle treatment, the most popular areas treated are the forehead, around the eyes and the area between the eyebrows.
Botox by Allergan is clinically proven, safe and effective with an extensive proven track record. Aside of aesthetic applications, Botulinium Toxin is used to treat various medical conditions such as migraines, urinary incontinence, excess sweating, eye squints & joint stiffness including dystonia and spasticity in those living with cerebral palsy.
It is likened to a sharp scratch accompanied by pressure. Who will be performing my treatment? Prior to any treatment, you will receive a thorough consultation from ICE clinics registered nurse prescriber.
It can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect and can be topped up, if necessary.
Anti-wrinkle treatment using Botox lasts approximately 4-6 months depending on the individual.

Cheek Enhancement


The treatment is performed using Juvederm Ultra, Volift or Volume to enhance the fullness of the cheek area, smoothing away any fine lines whilst adding hydration, dramatically improving the skins appearance.
You may experience some discomfort; however, a topical anaesthetic can be applied prior, if necessary.
You will see results straight away; however, it is normal for the area to swell after treatment which may last up to 48 hours.
How long do the results last?

Dermal Filler


Dermal filler is a product injected using a very fine needle into the facial tissue to restore/ add volume, dramatically reduce the depth of lines and wrinkles, whilst providing hydration. At ICE clinic we use Juvederm Ultra, Volift, Voluma, Belotero and Restylane, depending on location and loss of volume.
Dermal fillers can be injected into the following areas: tear troughs, lips, cheeks, frown, temples, and jaw line.
Does it hurt?
You will see results straight away; however, it is normal for the area to swell after treatment which may last up to 48 hours.
This depends on the individual and the product used; however, results can last between 6-12 months. During the initial consultation, ICE clinics registered nurse prescriber will discuss the most appropriate product for your treatment.

Hyperhydrosis/ Excessive Perspiration Treatment


The treatment is performed using Botox, administered by several injections using a very fine needle. Botox blocks or interrupts the chemical messengers responsible for making the sweat glands perspire. The injections are very shallow, just below the skin, where the injected Botox remains.
The axillae (underarms) and palms of the hands are the most commonly treated areas, however, the feet, head, face and area under the breasts can be treated.
You may experience some discomfort; however, a topical anaesthetic can be applied prior, if necessary.
You will start to feel the results approximately 2-4 days after treatment, and the full effect will be apparent within 2 weeks.
Typically, results last between 4-12 months, however, some studies have found it can last up to 14 months.

Eyelash lifting treatment


At ICE clinic we use Mylash to give length, volume and lift to eye lashes without the need for eye lash extensions. Although not immediately visible, we can naturally have upto 4 rows of eyelashes. The treatment lifts the eyelashes upwards creating volume, whilst the addition of an eye lash tint darkens the lightest ends of the eyelashes, creating length.
The Mylash treatment takes approximately 45 minutes and lasts up to 6 weeks.
Yes, prior to the Mylash treatment, you are required to undertake a patch test 24 hours prior.
It is good working practice for us to perform a test patch on you prior to receiving treatment, however, if you have had an eye lash perm or lash lift in another salon, you may sign a disclaimer.

Semi permanent eyelash extensions

At the ICE clinic we use individual mink eyelashes to enhance eyelash volume and length. Each individual mink lash is carefully attached to your own individual lash using a special adhesive suitable for use near the eye area.


The treatment can take between 1- 1.5 hours to perform.
On average, the first full set can last up to 3 weeks before infills are required. It important to consider that eyelashes have a growth cycle, and should your own natural eyelashes be ready to shed as part of this cycle, they will do so with the lash extension attached to them.
Eyelash infills are typically performed every 3 weeks, with a new full set usually required after 2 sets of infills.
Yes, prior to receiving eyelash extensions, you are required to undertake a patch test 24 hours prior to treatment.
It is good working practice for us to perform a test patch on you prior to receiving treatment, however, if you have had eyelash extensions in another salon, you may sign a disclaimer.

Permanent Hair Reduction using 755nm and 1064nm LASER

At ICE clinic we provide Clarity Alexandrite and ND: YAG LASER treatments for clinically proven and effective long term reduction of unwanted hair growth. Prior to any treatment, you will be required to undertake an assessment and patch test with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners. For white, gray, and red hair we use Sterex Galvanic, blend, and diathermy electrolysis.


Depending on the area of treatment and histology of hair growth, up to 8 treatments may be necessary, 4-12 weeks apart. This will be discussed in your consultation with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners.
The treatment has been described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band accompanied by warmth.
At ICE clinic we can treat all skin types safely and effectively. We use the 755nm Alex LASER for Caucasian skin types and ND: YAG for Black and dark skin.
The only forms of hair removal which can be performed in between treatments are shaving and cutting the hairs. Depilatory creams and bleach can be used, however, must be stopped 7 days prior to treatment.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments using both 755nm and 1064nm LASER

Includes the treatment of:acne, age spots, freckles, facial thread veins, cherry freckles, sun damage, melasma, and chloasma.

Pigmentation (Age spots, Liver spots, Sun spots, freckles and sun damage) At ICE clinic we use an Alexandrite LASER to effectively reduce any unwanted pigmentation. Prior to any treatment, you will be required to undertake an assessment and patch test with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners.


Typically between 1-3 treatments are necessary to reduce any unwanted pigmentation, 4 weeks apart.
Following the treatment for unwanted pigmentation, the pigmentation will initially appear darker and scaling will occur due to oxidisation which occurs as a result of the LASER, shattering the pigment. This will resolve itself over the course of 1-2 weeks as the treated area sheds revealing lighter brighter skin. You may experience some erythema and oedema, however, this usually subsides within 24 hours.
The treatment has been described as a warm snap as the LASER treats the pigment.
For pigmentation treatment using a LASER, we can safely treat fair and dark Caucasian skin types. Unfortunately, the LASER treatment is not suitable for black skin types due to their high melanin content, the primary target for pigmentation reduction. However, we do offer alternative treatments such as the Obagi Blue Radiance peel, CRx and Nuderm Systems.

Where pigmentary disorders are concerned, the LASER is able to successfully reduce pigment deposits in the upper layers of the skin or epidermis. It is unable to; however, treat the underlying cells responsible for producing pigment.

Pigmentation is an inflammatory response which occurs as the epidermal-dermal junction, a result of heat, mechanical, or light injury. Melanosomes in the cells located here detect this injury or threat and produce melanin or pigment, in an attempt to protect the skin. Once this pigment is deposited into the skin cells, it travels to the surface of the skin or epidermis as the skin cells turnover. Here is where the LASER is able to successfully treat, not the cells responsible for the cause.

However, provided a high UVA, UVB sun protector such as the Obagi Sunsield SPF50 and topical vitamin C such as Obagi Professional C serum or Clarifying serum is used alongside the LASER treatment, results will be long lasting with the occasional top up session every other year, depending on sun exposure. Vitamin C inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase within the pigmentation pathway thereby decreasing melanin formation. Arbutin or Hydroquinone contained within the Clarifying serum also inhibits tyrosinase activity.

Vascularity/ Couperose skin, High colour, Poikiloderma of Civatte and Rosascea

At ICE clinic we use an ND: Yag LASER to effectively reduce high colour vascularity and rosascea. The haemoglobin contained within the blood absorbs the light energy from the LASER collapsing and coagulating the vessel.


Typically 6 +/- treatments are necessary to reduce the appearance of unwanted vascularity, 4 weeks apart.
Following a treatment for unwanted vascularity, the area will appear erythematous, mildly oedematous, and warm.
The treatment has been described as a warm snap as the LASER treats the vascularity.
Rosacea is an inflammatory disorder which unfortunately is not well understood. There have been links to allergies, demodex mites, stress and vascular abnormalities. At ICE clinic we can reduce redness associated with rosacea, however, treatment for rosascea with LASER does require ongoing maintenance sessions following a course. Prior to any treatment, one of our experienced aesthetic therapists will be able to assess your skin and make recommendations suitable to you. Unfortunately due to the systemic nature of thicondition, we are unable to treat the cause, however, we can manage some of the symptoms.
For vascularity treatment using a LASER, we can safely treat Caucasian skin types.

Lip Enhancement


The treatment is performed using Allergan Juvderm Smile, Ultra or Volbella gel filler. A fine needle is inserted into various areas of the lip and a gel is released which draws hydration to the area increasing fullness, enhancing shape and smoothing any fine lines.
You may experience some discomfort, however, a topical anaesthetic can be applied prior, if necessary.
You will see results straight away; however, it is normal for the area to swell after treatment which may last up to 48 hours.
This depends on the individual and the product used; however, results can last between 6-12 months. During the initial consultation, ICE clinics registered nurse prescriber will discuss the most appropriate product for your treatment.
All of the filler gels used at ICE clinic can be safely dissolved; however, our expert nurse prescriber will advise and recommend what is suitable for you and your profile.

Liquid Face Lift


The liquid face lift is a form of non-surgical face lift using muscle relaxant Botox and dermal fillers to enhance your appearance. These can be administered to specific areas of the face such as the cheeks and eyes, or to the face as a whole. The treatments can also be administered to areas of the face such as addressing eye puffiness, jowls, and loss of skin elasticity around the mouth.
Results will be noticeable straight away; however, full effects will be visible 2 weeks following the procedure. Following the treatment, your facial profile will be lifted and the overall appearance will be more youthful.
This depends on the individual; however, results can last up to 18 months. Does it hurt? You may experience some discomfort; however, a topical anaesthetic can be applied prior, if necessary.

Micro Needling/Dermal Needling aka Collagen


At ICE clinic we offer the Dermapen treatment. As the medical device moves across the skin, many disposable small needles perforate the skin and create micro-channels. These small perforations and micro-channels result in a controlled injury within the dermis stimulating an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response results in angiogenesis or a renewed vascular network, and stimulates both collagen and elastin formation within the skin resulting in skin that is healthier, firmer and brighter.
Micro needling can successfully reduces atrophic scarring up to 2 grades following acne, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, sun-damage, reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles as well as reducing the appearance of striae.
Depending on your concerns and area of treatment, between 3-6 treatments are recommended, 4-6 weeks apart.
Prior to treatment, we apply LMX 4 to the area for 30 minutes to minimise any discomfort.
Following treatment, your skin will appear pink and may be accompanied by petechia /pinpoint nonactive bleeding, depending on the depth of treatment, as well as mild oedema. This should subside within 24 hours.
Prior to any micro-needling treatment, following a thorough consultation with one of our aesthetic practitioners, aftercare will be provided. This includes reminding you not to touch your face, using a UVA / UVB SPF and the avoidance of any heavily perfumed products. A supporting skin care regimen will be discussed in your initial consultation and assessment.

Redermalization


Redermalization is skin recreation by restoring the dermis. Using Xela-Rederm by Hyalual skin is rejuvenated, skin quality is improved using both hyaluronic acid and succinic acid. As we age collagen and elastin deplete in the skin leading to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Rederm requires 3 to 6 in clinic treatments dependant on skin quality. Xela Rederm is a mixture of non-cross linked hyaluronic acid and succinic acid. Hyaluronic acid works on the hydration of the skin from within and the succinic acid works on a cellular level to increase energy, oxygen and the production of collagen and elastin, the 2 components responsible for youthful bouncy skin. Succinic acid is also a powerful antioxidant and is clinically proven to reduce pigmentation. The overall effect is improved skin quality, better hydration and a more even skin tone with a more youthful look and feel to the skin.
The areas that can be treated are face, Hands, neck and décolletage and other areas on the body if required. The treatment is performed with individual injections all over the area to be treated or with a cannula.
Tired Ageing skin- 10 days following treatment, skins elasticity is improved; level of dark circles and acne marks is impressive. 7-14 days following last procedure, skin treatment is improved, large pores are reduced and hyper pigmentation is visibly demined. Wrinkled Ageing skin- 3-7 days following treatment, there are visible results: skin is moisturised, it is the first stage of dermal correction. Following the 7th day of treatment, the skin appears renewed, the second stage of dermal correction. 7-14 days after the procedure, your skin will look renewed and hyperpigmentaion is reduced. Deformation Ageing Skin- 3-7 days after treatment, soft tissue swelling is reduced. Visible lifting effect and skin minituarisation can be seen on day 3. Muscular Ageing Type 3-5 days after the procedure, skin elasticity is improved, skin is moisturised and wrinkles filled. 7-14 days following treatment, your skin will look renewed and hyperpigmentation reduced.
Following treatment very small lentil sized papules will be visible under the skin which can last upto 3 days, however, they usually subside within a few hours once absorbed within the deeper layers of the skin.
Prior to any treatment, a topical anaesthetic is applied to minimize discomfort.
Following cleansing of the area, a topical anaesthetic is applied for 30 minutes to minimise any potential discomfort. The Xela Rederm is injected into the deeper layers of the dermis, flooding the tissues with hyaluronic acid and succinic acid, providing the skin with the formulation it needs to rejuvenate itself. The small injection perforations create a controlled injury, further stimulating the production of collagen as an inflammatory response occurrs, treating the area with healing factors which together address the third factor of ageing.
All skin types can be safely treated.

Skin Peel


Skin peels are treatments which use various types of acids to resurface the skin. Depending on your concerns, they can be used to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, decrease wrinkle depth, refine pore size, improve texture, improve skin tone, treat acne, and hydrate the skin. At ICE clinic we offer the eponymous light depth Obagi Blue Radiance peel (Salicylic acid) and the medium depth Skin Tech TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid ) peel.
Before any skin peeling treatment is performed, you will be invited for a consultation to discuss your skin and address any concerns you may have. One of our experienced practitioners will be able to recommend the most appropriate course of treatments and home care based on your concerns.
This depends on the type of peel recommended. Typically between 3-6 treatments are recommended between 2-6 weeks apart.
Following your first treatment, your skin may peel, however this depends on the level oil within the skin, as the peel will need to penetrate this oil before it can target other structures within the skin. It is likely in following your first TCA peel, your skin will shed.
Skin peeling may appear in the form of a dry texture without flakes, a dry texture with large flakes, or may shed in larger strips. It is important that exfoliation and picking off of the dry texture is avoided. If larger shedding is experienced, it is recommended that you trim this with scissors. Following the light depth Obagi Blue Radiance peel, it is likely you will experience dry texture with small flakes. The larger levels of shedding are more common in following the medium depth TCA peel.
Aside of the skin shedding, your skin may appear flushed following treatment, however, would not prevent you from continuing normal daily living and working, however, exercising and heat treatments must be avoided for 24-48 hours, depending on the treatment offered. When the skin sheds, the healthy pink skin may feel sensitive initially, therefore it is very important you follow the strict aftercare provided by one of our experienced skin care therapists or nurse.
This varies from person to person; however, you may notice dry texture anything from 4 days to 14 days following treatment. What skin types can be treated? At ICE clinic we can safely treat all skin types using both the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and Skin Tech TCA peel.
We are unable to offer skin peeling to those who are pregnant or lactating and those under the age of 18. The Obagi Blue Radiance peel contains salicylic acid, found in aspirin, therefore anyone with allergies to aspirin are unable to receive this treatment. It is important that when embarking on a course of skin peels, the correct home care regimen is followed. Failure to do so will impact results and skin health following treatment. Are the peels painful? This depends on the depth of peel used and individual’s skin, however, the treatment has been described as a short lived intense heat, followed by a gentle warmth.
 

Meet the team

Hayley - Therapist
Victoria - Therapist
Amy - Therapist
Dr Emily Bailey Aesthetics
Nurse Nicola
Lucy - Vanity Lab London
Rosie Bellington
Gillian - Relexologist
Mr Brian Cast