Sometimes, despite our consistent efforts at the gym, there may be a persistent pocket of fat that refuses to diminish. Others may find certain areas of their bodies, like the inner thighs, to be a concern. Whether it's the abdominal area, inner thighs, waistline, or even concerns like "man boobs," these areas of localised fat can trigger self-consciousness. Typically, these issues result from a combination of excess fat and underdeveloped muscles. It's important to emphasise that healthy eating and regular exercise remain irreplaceable, but occasionally, we seek additional assistance or faster results, especially in preparation for an upcoming event or a holiday.
At Sandon, we offer solutions to reduce unwanted fat in multiple ways. Firstly, Cryotherapy (fat freezing) can permanently eliminate around 30% of fat cells in a single session.
We can also provide cavitation, a method that employs ultrasound to break down fat cells over the course of eight weekly treatments. Both of these techniques permanently remove fat cells, but it's important to note that new fat cells can still form, making healthy eating crucial for maintaining the results.
Alternatively, we offer HIFEM also known as Sculpt. The procedure uses electromagnetic energy (HIFEM+) with radiofrequency (RF) stimulation to destroy fat cells, build muscle mass and achieve body contouring.
Skin laxity, also known as skin looseness or sagging skin, is a natural part of the aging process. It occurs when the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, often resulting in a less taut and youthful appearance. Factors like genetics, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and collagen depletion contribute to this condition.
At our clinic, we offer advanced treatments to address skin laxity, helping you achieve a tighter, more rejuvenated complexion. Our experienced team combines cutting-edge technology with personalised care to stimulate collagen production and restore your skin's natural resilience.
Say goodbye to sagging skin and embrace a more youthful you.
We all make mistakes but it doesn’t have to be permanent.
Laser tattoo removal can be very effective in removing unwanted tattoos. The laser shatters the pigment deep in the skin gradually removing the tattoo. 6-12 treatments are usually required depending on the colours in the tattoo. Test patch and medical are required 7 days before treatment and are free of charge.
Sometimes known as spider or broken veins, thread veins are small clusters of tiny red veins that appear on the face and legs. They are completely harmless, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that they can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action.
Thread veins are typical on the nose and cheeks. Usually one appears as a red dot, but can sometimes cause redness to the surrounding skin, leaving you with rosy, flushed cheeks. As you age there becomes less collagen in your skin, leaving the skin thinner and veins appearing more visible. Hormonal changes, sun-damage, rosacea, alcohol, working outdoors and smoking can all also accentuate the appearance of thread veins.
IPL or laser treatment can quickly and effectively remove these by using heat to collapse the tiny veins on the ski surface.
Excess hair is a common condition that can occur in both men and women. Sometimes excess hair growth has no identifiable cause; this tends to be more common in skin types from a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian background. It can also be hereditary.
For women, hormones can play a big part with conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hurtuism and if you feel you have abnormal hair growth then it may be worth consulting your GP to rule out such conditions.
As we head towards the menopause our Oestrogen levels drop resulting in an increase of the male hormones and we start to see hair appearing on the chin and top lip. This can be easily treated. From hairy toes, lip and chins to bikini line and backs, IPL and laser treatments offer a permanent solution.
Typically around 8 treatments at least 4 weeks apart are required as these treatments can only destroy hair that is in its growth cycle at the point of treatment. After each treatment, less and less hair grows back. Treatment can feel a little sharp like an elastic band flicked against the skin momentarily.
A test patch and medical consultation are required to determine suitability and whether laser or IPL treatment is more suitable.
Resulting from sun damage, hormones or sometimes genetics, age spots (or to use one of their other names; brown spots, sun spots, liver spots or lentigos) are flat, oval patches of pigmented skin. UVA sunlight stimulates your pigment cells called, ‘melanocytes’ to manufacture this pigment called, ‘melanin’. This is not only responsible for a tan but also unwanted dark patches.
They’re completely harmless normally but as they are most prominent on the face, hands and neck many people, both men and women, choose to have them treated. Studies have shown that these patches are actually more ageing than lines and wrinkles.
Age spots usually occur in adults over 40, but younger people can also get them if they spend a lot of time in the sun or on sunbeds. Prevention is of course better than a cure! You can prevent age spots from developing by ensuring you wear SPF30 or higher when you’re outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year.
A consultation includes a skin scan with one of our Specialists, which looks 2mm under the skin. They can assess the age spots/pigmentation and decide the best course of treatment to help you.
If you have suffered acne, you may be left with acne scarring. Acne scarring is caused by the body effectively putting “too much effort” into healing the wounds caused by acne, meaning that there is an excess of collagen built up in the dermis leaving indents, redness and uneven skin. Acne scarring can be varying in depth so treatment is dependant on this.
In some cases the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years, but generally isn’t permanent as with other acne scars but can be helped to fade quicker with a TCA peel.
If the scarring is more superficial then skin resurfacers such as peels or microdermabrasion can really help by gradually reducing the damaged skin surface.
If scarring is deeper then skin needling (Microneedling or The ProDerma) can be really effective and/or a light dermal filler to help repair and rejuvenate by creating tighter, flatter bundles of collagen for a more even skin surface. This can be combined with resurfacing treatments to tackle the acne scarring from both inside and out.
See our individual treatments for prices or check out our treatment packages which can be very cost effective.
Sweating is a normal function of our bodies but when it becomes excessive it can affect your life in a negative way. Excessive Sweating is medically known as hyperhidrosis and is often a very debilitating, embarrassing condition, causing a person to sweat excessively and much more than the body needs to in order to regulate its temperature. It is fairly common in the UK, with a suspected one million sufferers.
The most commonly affected area is the underarms, comprising 50 percent of reported cases. However, hyperhidrosis can affect many parts of the body, including hands, feet and the face.
Anti-wrinkle injections can stop sweating for up to 9 months. A series of tiny injections just under the surface of the skin takes around 30 minutes and relatively pain free. So if excessive sweating is affecting your underarms, palms, feet or head, this treatment may be for you.
Back acne, also known as “bacne,” is a common skin condition characterised by the presence of acne lesions on the back and shoulders. There are various types of acne lesions, such as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, and even more severe forms like nodules and cysts.
Excessive sweating, especially when wearing tight clothing, can contribute to bacne. Exposure to dust, dirt, and oil on bedding or unwashed blankets can also clog pores and lead to acne formation. Genetics may play a role, as a family history of acne can increase your susceptibility. Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty or pregnancy, can trigger increased acne activity.