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Patient Success Story – Acne and Acne Scarring treatments at S-Thetics Clinic, Beaconsfield

May 5, 2016 11:35 am Published by

Hear from our patient, Katie, 20, who has had her acne and acne scarring addressed using a combination approach of topical skincare, facial treatments and microneedling.

“When I had acne I was very self conscious. I refused to leave the house, I used to have panic attacks because people would stare at me in the street.

When I finished having acne I just had to deal with the scars.

I’ve had the Fire & Ice treatment, because they do wonders to your skin. I’ve had the HydraFacial as well and I’ve also had some microneedling treatment.

I’ve noticed a dramatic change in my skin. It’s absolutely amazing. You don’t notice it straightaway it is quite a long term thing I would definitely recommend it to anyone I know.”

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Acne is a skin condition which affects many of us, at various stages of life. Commonly linked with changes to hormone levels during puberty, adult acne can also affect many people throughout their life.

At S-Thetics Clinic we have a range of advanced treatments which can manage not only active acne but also help reduce acne scarring, using devices, topical cosmeceutical skincare and facial treatments.

Why choose S-Thetics for your non-surgical treatment?

Why choose S-Thetics for your non-surgical treatment?

Our Acne & Acne scarring treatments are ideal for those seeking:

– reduction in acne scarring and facial redness

– improvement in skin texture

– a skincare regime to maximise your results

– treatment customised to your individual needs

– little or no downtime

Find out more about:

S-Thetics is a state-of-the-art medical aesthetic clinic located in the heart of Beaconsfield Old Town in Buckinghamshire specialising in advanced non-surgical treatments for the face and body.

We are proud to have a medical approach at the heart of our practice, meaning that all treatments we offer have scientific backing and are delivered with the highest standard of clinical expertise and care.

Founded by surgeon and cosmetic doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics is the first medical aesthetic clinic in the Beaconsfield area.

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About Miss Sherina Balaratnam, S-Thetics Medical Director

Prior to her current focus of aesthetic medicine, her 14-year surgical career encompassed a broad range of clinical specialties. During this time she trained in plastic surgery for 7 years mainly covering reconstructive burn surgery and skin cancer reconstruction.

This led her to develop an interest in scar management and an ideal aesthetic outcome which resonates in her work in aesthetic medicine today.

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To book your consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact the clinic on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Universkin – the science of personalised skincare comes to Beaconsfield

March 24, 2016 1:25 pm Published by

This week I was privileged to spend time with two of the founders of Universkin in Nice, France, where this innovative skincare was developed.

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Miss Balaratnam with Dr Dianna Murr and Dr Harry Arampatzis of the Universkin advisory board

This gave me the opportunity to see how a detailed skin consultation enables your precise formulation to be tailored to your individual skin concerns, that I see every day in my clinical practice in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

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Why choose Universkin?

With so many skincare lines available, from high street chemists to beauty counters and online retailers, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

My patients typically come to me seeking advice on improving their overall skin health as well as with specific concerns and questions such as:

– Which combination of products should I be on?

– Do I need a different day and night regime?

– Can one range effectively treat multiple concerns?

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My patients are also becoming increasingly aware of how their skin changes both through the seasons and with their lifestyle.

Universkin allows us to customise your skincare formulation precisely for your skin.

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Created by Scientists and Doctors

Developed in Nice, France by a scientific board composed of world leading Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Biologists, Facial Reconstructive Surgeons, Pharmacists and Anatamopathologists, Universkin is an exciting new concept in truly personalised skin care.

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Addressing your skin concerns:

Universkin is based on functional dermatology where there are 8 functional treatments for 8 key types of skin diagnosis:

– Sun damage

– Sagging skin

– Dehydration

– Hyperpigmentation

– Acne

– Oily skin

– Rosacea and facial redness

– General skin rejuvenation and textural improvement

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Why choose these active ingredients?

After extensive research into more than 30 years of clinical data, 20 active ingredients were selected:

  • Following established protocols from published clinical trials
  • No use of chemical preservatives
  • To adapt each treatment to the patient, not the other way around
  • To adjust the treatment over time according to the patients skin response
  • With guaranteed freshness and efficacy as they activate only when mixed into the Universkin Primum base serum

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How are my personalised formulations created?

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S-Thetics are one of the first 5 clinics in the UK to offer Universkin and the only clinic in Buckinghamshire. Universkin is exclusively available in clinics and not online or via the high street.

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To reserve your Universkin consultation, please contact our team on 01494 670990or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Introducing Universkin at S-Thetics Clinic

March 3, 2016 1:50 pm Published by

Universkin, Buckinghamshire

Developed in Nice, France by a scientific board composed of world leading Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Biologists, Facial Reconstructive Surgeons, Pharmacists and Anatamopathologists, Universkin is a revolutionary new concept in skin care.

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S-Thetics are one of the first 5 clinics in the UK to offer Universkin and the only clinic in Buckinghamshire. Universkin is exclusively available in clinics and not online or via the high street.

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How does it work?

First you have a comprehensive skin consultation, which helps us better understand your key areas of concern.

We are then able to provide you with a completely tailored and personalised skin care program to focus on and directly treat your individual skin conditions.

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Up to 3 active ingredients are then added to a base serum, the Universkin Primum.

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Utilising nanotechnology in a unique minimalist serum containing omega 3, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and biomimetic peptides, the Universkin Primum provides a highly active base that on its own can help to treat damaged and inflamed skin.

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The active ingredients are selected from a total of 20 and then added to your serum. The active ingredients enable us to adapt each formulation to treat your specific skin conditions and concerns such as:

  • acne
  • blemishes
  • dry skin
  • dull skin
  • inflammation
  • oily skin
  • pigmentation
  • rosacea
  • superficial scarring
  • uneven skin texture
  • wrinkles and sagging

Your personalised formulation is then freshly prepared in front of you and all ingredients are free of chemical preservatives. This short video shows the process in more detail:

“Universkin is unique in that it can be truly personalised to our patient’s skin requirements. I’m excited to launch this in my clinic and looking forward to my patients benefitting from this innovative new skin care.”

Miss Sherina Balaratnam, Medical Director of S-Thetics Clinic.

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Miss Sherina Balaratnam with Dr Diana Murr, dermatologist and Universkin advisory board member

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To reserve your Universkin consultation, please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Skin Treatments at S-Thetics – Patient Success Story

February 8, 2016 7:56 am Published by

“My skin has always been incredibly sensitive, prone to outbreaks and redness. I thought that nothing could be done about it.

When I had my consultation with Sherina she really took the time to find out how I felt about my skin. She suggested the iS Clinical range of products and my skin has not looked this good in years.

The range of treatments available at S-thetics are amazing at getting the very best out of your skin.”

Lucy, 42, Cotswolds

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Patient testimonial – Skin Treatments at S-Thetics

Our latest testimonial from our patient, Lucy, who has been using our iS Clinical range of skincare products to help manage her acne and facial redness.

We specialise in the latest scientifically based skin and medical aesthetic treatments, and offer a broad range of treatments – from advanced skincare products and facial treatments, to cosmetic injectables and non-surgical skin rejuvenation using medical grade technology.

Founded by surgeon and cosmetic doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam, we are proud to have a medical approach at the heart of our practice, meaning that all treatments we offer have scientific backing and are delivered with the highest standard of clinical expertise and care.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Acne & Acne Scarring – patient experience

November 25, 2015 11:02 am Published by

Read and watch Katie’s testimonial below, who has had her acne and acne scarring addressed using a combination approach of topical skincare, facial treatments and microneedling:

“Before using iS clinical I was extremely self conscious of my appearance as I would get the odd acne breakout, and had some acne scars which I wasn’t happy with. I would never leave the house without a full face of make up. I struggled even taking off my make up in front of people even if it was in the comfort of my own home.

After only a few weeks I noticed a massive difference with my skin, the texture was smoother and a lot flatter, the colour in my skin was more even and clear. This was only the beginning. After a month or so I saw continued improvement, my skin is squeaky clean and almost glowing. I began to get constant compliments about the appearance of my skin, with friends asking what foundation I have been using and how my skin looks so flawless and glowing.

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Katie following her acne treatment course at S-Thetics

The most impressive thing was that I wasn’t wearing any foundation at all. I have completely stopped using foundation now because of the iS Clinical skin products and I feel confident to not put any make up on to go out. My skin has never felt or looked so good.”

Katie, 19, Beaconsfield

Our patient Katie came to us as she was unhappy with her skin. She had suffered with severe acne throughout her teens and eventually underwent treatment with Roaccutane to treat this. There were some residual acne breakouts after she had finished this treatment, as well as redness to her skin due to the inflammation that the years of acne had caused. She was also very self conscious about the acne scarring on her face which made her always cover her face with make-up.

Acne is a skin condition which affects many of us, at various stages of life. Commonly linked with changes to hormone levels during puberty, adult acne can also affect many people throughout their life.

At S-Thetics we have a range of advanced treatments which can manage not only active acne but also help reduce acne scarring, using devices, topical cosmeceutical skincare and facial treatments.

We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to managing your skin conditions. We will start the treatment plan first by carrying out a detailed consultation, facial assessment as well as a VISIA digital skin analysis.

Katie following her VISIA digital skin analysis at S-Thetics, helping to identify underlying skin conditions and creation of a customised treatment plan to maximise results.

Katie following her VISIA digital skin analysis at S-Thetics, helping to identify underlying skin conditions and creation of a customised treatment plan to maximise results.

Our Acne & Acne scarring treatments are ideal for those seeking:

– reduction in acne scarring and facial redness

– improvement in skin texture

– a prescriptive skincare regime to maximise your results

– treatment customised to your individual needs

– little or no downtime

Before and after photos following a combination of iS Clinical skincare, Fire & Ice facial treatments and microneedling. After photo is taken 3 months after the initial treatment.

Before and after photos following a combination of iS Clinical skincare, Fire & Ice facial treatments and microneedling. After photo is taken 3 months after the initial treatment.

What happens?

Following your initial consultation and VISIA digital skin analysis, we will create a customised treatment plan for you. This often involves a combined approach using devices, topical cosmeceutical skincare and facial treatments.

How long does it take?

Treatment times vary according to your treatment plan, but as an example the HydraFacial takes 45 minutes.

Is there any downtime?

All our treatments have little or no downtime.

How frequently do I need them?

During your consultation we will also recommend a suggested maintenance program to ensure your results are maintained. This will also include a prescriptive skincare regime using our clinically proven cosmeceuticals .

Find out more about:

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam and find out how we could help you, please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

Endymed skin tightening treatments at S-Thetics Skin Clinic in Beaconsfield

How can non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring help you?

September 30, 2015 9:43 am Published by

Are you concerned with:

  • stretch marks
  • acne scars
  • loose / crepey neck skin
  • jowls and / or loss of definition to your jawline
  • bingo wings
  • post baby mummy tummy

Find out more about EndyMed™3DEEP® at S-Thetics. Ideal for skin tightening, body contouring and fractional skin resurfacing, using advanced, FDA approved radiofrequency technology.

It is also ideal for post-baby mums who want that extra help to tighten their tummies that even exercise and diet may not shift, as this video illustrates:

Endymed has also been nominated for Treatment of the Year at the upcoming Aesthetics Awards.

The key areas where EndyMed™3DEEP® Skin tightening and contouring is most effective are:

  • Facial skin tightening:

    • Tightens and lifts lax and sagging skin in the cheek, jowl and neck areas

    • Tightens and lifts skin in the eye contour area; under the eye, above the eye and above the brow

  • Body skin tightening and contouring:

    • Tightens and lifts lax and sagging skin on smaller, exposed body areas like the décolleté, upper arms and knees

    • Tightens, lifts and improves contours and cellulite on lax and sagging skin on larger body areas such as the tummy, bottom, thighs and flanks.

EndyMed™ Tightening and Contouring works from the inside out to firm and tighten collagen, smoothing the skin leaving it firm and plump. It can be used on the face, neck, décolleté and body: at S-Thetics, this treatment can be carried out by either Miss Balaratnam or our expert medical aesthetician.

EndyMed™ Fractional Skin Resurfacing levels off the skin, ironing out stretch marks and scars as well as shrinking pores and improving texture. This treatment is only carried out by Miss Balaratnam and leaves the skin feeling revitalised and as good as new.

Click here for further information on our skin tightening and body contouring treatments.

Our skin tightening with Endymed 3DEEP® and Fire & Ice facial treatments both deliver excellent results, but our Signature treatment incorporates both of these to deliver the ultimate combination.

Click here for a patient testimonial of the S-Thetics Signature treatment

Read a review of the S-Thetics Signature treatment in the Riverside Journals

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam and find out how non-invasive skin tightening could help you, please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a runner up in the category “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the prestigious 2015/2016 Aesthetics Awards

S-Thetics Beaconsfield selected as a finalist for “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the 2015 Aesthetics Awards

September 2, 2015 8:19 am Published by

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the category “Best New Clinic, UK & Ireland” at the prestigious Aesthetics Awards.

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The Aesthetics Awards bring together the very best in medical aesthetics and leaders in the profession to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Awards are presented to those who have worked hard to represent the highest standards in clinical excellence, product innovation and practice achievement and have truly excelled in the field of aesthetic medicine, from clinics and individual practitioners to manufacturers and suppliers.

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S-Thetics is Beaconsfield’s first medical aesthetics clinic and we are honoured to have received such recognition. Our philosophy is about delivering a bespoke, personalised medical aesthetic experience for our patients, revolving around achieving skincare excellence.

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This follows our recent selection as a finalist in the Best New Clinic category at the 2015 My Face My Body awards.

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We would like to thank all our current and future patients for your support and, of course, the Aesthetics Journal.

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To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

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Thursday 10th September – Post-Summer skin health day

August 28, 2015 9:16 am Published by

Indulge yourself and discover more about your post-summer skin health in 1 hour with the S-Thetics team.

Your 1 hour appointment will include:

This is ideal if you have concerns about any of the following:

  • sun damage / pigmentation
  • acne
  • rosacea
  • dull, lifeless skin
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • your general skin health

Join us on Thursday 10th September from 10am-8pm to meet our team and surgeon and to hear how our range of treatments could benefit you.

Appointments cost £50 and are available between 10am and 8pm.

Places are limited so please contact us on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk

Read a Fire & Ice patient testimonial

Patient Testimonial – Fire and Ice: My Skin in Eight Ways

July 13, 2015 8:31 am Published by

I am 21, live in Beaconsfield and work full-time. As a new patient to Miss Balaratnam, I had my reservations about undertaking any skin treatments. I have horribly sensitive skin – so much so, that just putting on a small amount of scented moisturiser would leave my skin screaming out in acne the following day.

Despite my reservations, Miss Balaratnam surprised me – and who doesn’t want to be surprised? Her suggestion for my poorly conditioned skin was iS Clinical’s Fire and Ice facial treatment.

Before letting me anywhere near such advanced skincare, however, Miss Balaratnam conducted a VISIA digital skin analysis. The technology may look slightly, well, technical, but the process is simple: show the patient what they can’t see.

I pulled my hair back, rested my head in the correct position and closed my eyes while three flashes took pictures of my skin, both on top and beneath the surface. It then showed me percentages of eight key areas of concern: spots, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, wrinkles, texture, pores and porphyrins.

Not only did it show me the exact condition of my skin, it gave Miss Balaratnam the opportunity to check for underlying skin issues that could be more serious (which, fortunately, I did not have).

Then we got down to the facial. The Fire and Ice facial treatment is an advanced, but gentle, facial resurfacing treatment that uses two masques – Fire, and Ice (but not literally, of course). The Fire masque is formulated with 18% glycolic acid, retinol, lots of antioxidants and had a beautiful cinnamon fragrance that reminded me of Christmastime. This was painted onto my skin and left on for 5 minutes to gently dissolve the dead skin from the top layers of my skin. This was then gently cleansed away releasing any blockages from pores, with just a little bit of heat. Immediately after, my skin was then cooled with the Ice masque, which was crammed full of antioxidants as well as the super hydrating hyaluronic acid and all things that make for happy, hydrated, healthy skin, leaving my complexion glowing and soft.

The best part, though, after some pure relaxation, was seeing for myself how my skin had changed. I hopped back into the chair and had my skin scanned once more, and the difference was incredible – every single area the VISIA had tested my skin for had improved.

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I’ve just had my second treatment, and if I hadn’t seen the change for myself, both on screen and in real life, I would never have thought such a simple treatment could make my skin look this good. I am now following through with an IS Clinical daily skincare regime, and my skin has never felt happier. I couldn’t recommend this treatment more, or Miss Balaratnam, for getting me skin happy.

Find out more about the Fire & Ice facial treatment here

To book your complimentary consultation with Miss Sherina Balaratnam please contact our team on 01494 670990 or info@sthetics.co.uk