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All Your Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered why you should use a toner in your skincare routine or if there is any solution to treat stubborn pigmentation?

We can help with answers - If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and our friendly team will be able to help.

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Below you can find some interesting information that will give you insight of frequent questions.


Treatments related questions


Chemical Peels sounds scary - can you explain it?

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. It also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect that is why is often use to treat acne. It rejuvenate the skin and helps to get more even skin tone. During the treatment you can expect warm, tingly sensation while the peel is on the skin for a few minutes. We always start with entry-level solutions and gradually step up to stronger strengh solution. Don't worry you won't get burn as this treatment comes with very little to no downtime.

It is recommended in the course of 3 or 6 treatments for best results. To find out more click here.

How do I maintain my botox?

Botox prevents the muscle from being able to contract, which allows the skin at the surface to smooth out. Your body has the ability to break it down and for that reason you need to have it done every 3 to 6 months. If you are interested in the procedure click here to find out more.

What is the diffrence between Laser and IPL when it comes to hair removal treatment?

Do you know now is the best time to start your Laser Hair Removal treatment to have a reduction by this summer?!

For more information click here .

What is the difference between going to a dermatologist and an aesthetic practitioner?

An esthetician, or skin care specialist, provides services geared toward improving the external appearance of your skin. A dermatologist specializes in the health of your skin from a medical point of view.

Both dermatologists and estheticians are licensed professionals who can help with your skincare needs. Both of the professionals are required to complete a full training for procedures there are offering to patents and are fully insured. A dermatologist can diagnose and prescribe medication for a wide range of conditions and concerns such as lesions, moles, and any signs of skin cancer, eczema or psoriasis. An aesthetic practitioner can advise on skin conditions and treat what causes the concern and as result improve appearance instead of a quick fix.

To book your skincare consultation with our skincare specialist click here.

What does skin rejuvenation mean?

Facial rejuvenation is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment, which aims to restore a youthful appearance to the face. It targets age spots and wrinkles to uneven pigmentation and acne scars. Rejuvenating skin treatment can promote cell regeneration, or plump and smooth for healthier, younger-looking skin. To find out more about this treatment click here.


Skin related questions


At what age should I start anti-ageing treatments? From around the age of 25 our collagen production decreases and the first signs of ageing start to become apparent on the surface of the skin. Fine lines appear first and then wrinkles, and a loss of volume and a loss of elasticity become noticeable over time. You should look after your skin from your teenage years with the correct skincare routine and from your mid-20s look into preventing ageing. If you are unsure how to look after your skin, what products to use or what would be suitable treatments for your skin, get in touch and our friendly team will book you in for a consultation where we can give you all information needed.

I drink a lot of water but why my skin still feels dry?

Just drinking water does not moisturize skin, you have to work on

your water retention. If you have dry skin, your protective skin barrier is likely weak or impaired. This means that you don't have enough oil or lipids in your skin to hold on to the water that you have. The solution is to use moisturiser and hydrating serums.

Our suggestions are SkinCeuticals

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Hydrating B5 Serum Products are available at our clinic on special offer.

How do I reduce skin oiliness and pore size?

  • Cleansing and Moisturizing regularly

  • Using salicylic acid products and retinol

In-clinic solutions:

How can I improve my skin texture?

Exfoliation and resurfacing are the key!

You can start to exfoliate your skin by adding the correct product to your homecare routine. Keep in mind that chemical exfoliation is much better than physical.

Is less aggressive on the skin with better results. Our recommendation is Retexturising Activaor, Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight and retinol from SkinCeuticals.

Products are on special offer at DLBC.

Resurfacing can be achieved within clinic treatment Frax1550 treatment (fractional laser). Click here for more details.

Why do I get recurring spots in the same place?

If your deep, painful cystic acne tends to return the same time and place each month, your hormones are likely to blame. Hormones cause an increase in oil production and can lead to hormonal acne.

Another reason might be If you once squeezed a whitehead until it burst, it's possible that the entire pus wasn't removed—meaning that pimple could become inflamed again and come back. To avoid that we recommend use of products with Salicylic Acid serum like Blemish and Age from SkinCeutical or in clinic treatments of IPL Acne or Chemical Peel alongeside with LED light therapy.


Products related questions


I don't like using a lot of products in my skincare routine what are the 3 basic products I should use?

When do I notice a difference after start using Retinol?

It can take several weeks before you'll start to see results from retinol. On average two to three months to see visible results, and your skin may look worse before it gets better, so try not to get discouraged.

Are natural products better than products with chemicals?

Nature is pretty awesome but on its own may not be strong enough to address your skin needs, especially when we deal with complicated skin conditions. That is why we need chemically developed ingredients to support natural ones. Natural and synthetic elements both have their advantages and disadvantages but the bottom line is the formulation and purity of your products that define the effectiveness of skincare. Make sure your product is medical-grade as it means it's clinically proven to be safe and effective.

What is one ingredient in skincare products that all skin types should use?

Hyaluronic acid can work for people with any skin type — even those who have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts.

Everyone's skin needs hydration and HA is the answer! Besides keeping your skin moisturized helps to regulate sebum production, improve skin texture, keep it plump, help skin stretch and flex and reduce skin wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is also proven to help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring.

There is a wide range of products suitable for everyone.

Products with HA from Skinceuticals

H.I Intensifier-the corrective serum is clinically proven to restore plumpness, elasticity and firmness improving the appearance of the crow’s feet area, nasolabial folds and marionette lines for a more refined complexion.

Phyto Corrective- contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and other botanical ingredients, making it an ideal moisturizer for sensitive skin, it helps minimize the appearance of discolouration and promote a clear, fresh-looking complexion. This oil-free soothing gel is also an excellent moisturizer for acne-prone skin.

Hydrating B5-This oil-free moisturizer gel with vitamin B5 replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger.

Retexturising Activator- exfoliates and hydrates leaving skin looking smoother, softer feeling surface texture and healthier looking skin.

All products mentioned above are available on special offer at our clinic.

At Dulwich Laser Beauty Clinic we work with medical-grade products from SkinCeuticals to provide the highest quality skincare for our patients. During your consultation we can create your bespoke skincare.

Dulwich Laser Beauty Team

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