Advanced Face Treatment Experiences Growth

  |  Published: Apr 4th 2014

Whitethorn Fields MediClinic has experienced a 30% increase in advanced face treatments over the past three years reflecting the dramatic global growth of anti-ageing and aesthetic treatments including peels, lasers, injectables and microdermabrasion, as well as treatments for blemished skin such as EDS Electronic Derma Stamp for acne scarring.

Managing Director of Whitethorn Fields, Caron Vetter says: “We are seeing that clients are becoming concerned with anti-ageing at both a younger age and the opposite end of the spectrum in their over 60s so we offer a range of treatments and peels with varying levels of intensity.  For example a chemical peel may not be required when a more gentle pumpkin peel can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, soften any acne scarring and deal with issues such as uneven pigmentation for certain skin types. These milder peels have proved particularly popular recently amongst our clients in their fifties plus whilst our chemical peels are generally chosen by clients in their twenties and thirties” 

Whitethorn Fields has also seen 15% growth of clients who come to the MediClinic to help improve skin problems such as acne.  Vetter explains, “Most of our clients find that pharmacy retail just doesn’t work on more severe acne scarring.  Our acne treatments have grown by 15% in the last three years.  EDS (Electronic Derma Stamp) works to get rid of acne scaring as well as targets wrinkles and stretch marks by using advanced micro-medical skin-needling.   By  encouraging regeneration the process takes time as it encourages blood supply to the skin, the formation of collagen and then the generation of new skin cells, leaving clients with smoother skin that is also brighter and healthier, as well as younger-looking.”

Advanced face treatments for men have additionally grown by 20% in the last five years at Whitethorn Fields, likely to be owing to the booming increase in the acceptability and desirability of male skincare treatments and products.  Vetter says: “At Whitethorn Fields we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver treatments tailored to the needs of our male clients. Men are increasingly valuing advanced face treatments as an opportunity to revive tired eyes and re-ignite a dull or uneven skin tone.”


“We know so much more about photo-damaged skin, pigmentation disorders, how to treat troublesome acne and scaring and how to improve our complexion, and so procedures that help to improve these conditions are no longer just for the wealthy but are becoming more widely desired.”




  1. Regularly cleansing should be supplemented by drinking lots of water, getting a good night’s sleep and using light make up so as not to block your pores.  Wash your face every day to keep you pores smaller. Try placing an ice cube on your face for around 10-20 seconds or apply a thin layer of natural yogurt to your face and leave it on for 5-8 minutes. The yogurt can reduce the size of pores and help to get rid of the bacteria that cause acne.  However, if your complexion is worrying you, talk to your GP or a specialist.


  1. High street brands will rarely offer suitable products for severely blemished skin so when you see a specialist make sure you also talk about using the right products for your skin.   Skin shouldn’t be too oily or too dry because both can cause the skin to have a breakout or make it itchy and flaky.


  1. Have your skin analysed by a specialist using Beau Visage Skin Analysis which comprises a facial photo showing your skin age as opposed to your actual age this can help you and your skin specialist decide on the best treatment for your skin.


  1. For men with acne clean your skin with warm water before shaving.  Lather using a shaving brush and shave around pimples if you can.  Make sure your razor is clean and use a light hand with single quality blade and try to avoid any hair tugging by shaving with the grain of the hair.  It might not be as a close a shave but it will hopefully cause less irritation.


  1. Microdermabrasion is good for skin that has been damaged by extended exposure to the sun; skin that is prone to blackheads and acne or blotchy as a result of hyperpigmentation and individuals who have enlarged pores or scar tissue.  It improves circulation to the skin and allows the skin to be cleared of impurities. 


  1. After any specialist skin treatment always stay out of the sun for a minimum of 48 hours (sometimes longer depending on the treatment) and use sun-cream with a SPF of at least 30. 


  1. As well as not wearing too much make up, be careful about what you put in your hair especially oils, fragranced products or ones with strong chemicals.  Your hair touches your face and can make matters worse.  If your hair is long, keep it pulled back off your face.


  1. A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is commonly used to treat a number of skin conditions including acne scarring and pigmentation. TCA peels are medium strength peels and aim to rejuvenate the skin and encourage its own repair processes.

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