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Some interesting trends have been identified from the most recent Cosmetic industry review.

  • 17 – the aPigmentation Treatmentge at which most women start thinking about having cosmetic surgery
  • 21 – the estimated average age for first operations.
  • 30s – the age bracket which men spend the most on skincare and grooming products, at £100 per month.
  • Liposuction under local anaesthetic, such as Vaser lipo, is faster growing.  

 The vast majority of these procedures are available at Skin Medical in Manchester and Leeds. To find out more, click on the hyperlinks.



Most Popular Treatment/Procedure FAQs Researched

  1.  Radiofrequency for Facial Rejuvenation (up 1 place)
  2.  Laser and IPL Hair Removal (down 1 place)
  3.  Penile Augmentation Surgery (non-mover)
  4.  Vaginal Surgery (Labiaplasty) (up 3 places)
  5.  Laser Tattoo Removal (down 1 place)
  6.  Dermal Fillers (down 1 place)
  7.  Specialist Skin Cream (up 3 places)
  8.  Microdermabrasion (non-mover)
  9.  Radiofrequency for Cellulite and Fat (up 4 places)
  10.  Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (down 3 places)
  11.  Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation (non-mover)
  12.  Chemical Peels (non-mover)
  13.  Ultrasonic Body Contouring (down 5 places)

Most Popular Clinic Searches by Treatment or Procedure

  1.  Laser and IPL Hair Removal (non-mover)
  2.  Muscle Relaxing Injection (up 2 places)
  3.  Dermal Fillers (non-mover)
  4.  Chemical Peels (up 7 places)
  5.  Microdermabrasion (down 3 places)
  6.  Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation (up 6 places)
  7.  Laser / IPL Treatment Pigmented/Vascular Problems (down 1 place)
  8.  Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy (up 2 places)
  9.  Specialist Skin Creams (new entrant)
  10.  Medical Skin Needling (up 5 places)
  11.  Laser Tattoo Removal (up 2 places)
  12.  Micropigmentation (Semi-Permanent Make-Up) (new entrant)
  13.  Radiofrequency for Facial Rejuvenation (new entrant)
  14.  Mesotherapy (new entrant)
  15.  Cellulite Treatment (Mechanical Massage) (new entrant)

Top 15 Most Popular Clinic Searches by Product

  1.  Muscle Relaxing Injection ® (non-mover)
  2.  Juvéderm ®  ULTRA (non-mover)
  3.  Restylane ®  (Perlane, Lip Volume and SubQ) (non-mover)
  4.  Restylane ®  Skinboosters (Vital and Lip Refresh) (up 2 places)
  5.  Genuine DermarollerTM(up 2 places)
  6.  Juvéderm ®  VOLUMA (up 4 places)
  7.  Sculptra ®  (up 2 places)


pigmentation treatment
pigmentation treatment VI  Chemical Peel


One of the options available for those suffering from pigmentation and hyper pigmentation and age spots is the VI Peel see see testimonials section for fantastic before and after photos)  this form of chemical; skin peel is very effective and clinically proven that gives fantastic results .

The VI peel has many benefits one of these being that no preparation is required prior to peel being done.

( this can substantially reduced costs as not products are required for purchase prior to treatment).

This peel can be used on all skin types. The recovery time is very minimal and will enjoy the effects of the peel within one week.

The VI Peel improves the tone texture and clarity of the skin and helps diminish the appearance of skin discolourations and also to help reduce the appearance of pore size.

A great reason for choosing the Vi Peel as a pigmentation treatment is that the treatments dramatically improve melasma PIH and UV induced hyper pigmentation.

The treatment takes less than 30 minutes meaning you can return to normal daily activities immediately.

The VI Peel Can help with dark eye circle problems and is safe to use on the face, the eye area the neck and chest and hand area and all those over the age of 12 years.


See for before and after photos and further information or call the Manchester Clinic on 0161 8397663 or the Leeds Clinic on 0113 243 93 43 to speak to one of our staff.



Read what key findings where from research into Cosmetic Surgery Industry – Vaser lipo Recommendation for changes to regulation and law due March 2013.

31 December, 2012

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review being carried out by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director have been published today, 31 December 2012. There was a wide range of views on the future regulation of cosmetic interventions, nonetheless, some consistent key messages emerged from respondents: namely,

1. the current regulatory framework was inappropriate and change to regulation is required particulsarly in relation to derrmal fillers and lasers.

2. training requirements acroiss the industry was weak as especially amongst non healthcare professionals.

3. Dermal fillers, intense pulsed light and laser procedures were thought to have insufficent regulation as these can be performed by practitioners outside Care Quality Commissio’sn scope.

4. data collected on implants, procedures, adverse incidents and outcomes needs improving.

5.the Review was timely and an important part of restoring public trust in the cosmetic sector.

Suggested recommendations for change included:

1. Banning free consultations for cosmetic surgery so that people don’t feel obliged to commit to procedure.

2. All consultations to be held with healthcare professional rather than sales person.

3. Advertising ban on incentives such as ‘two-for-one’ and cosmetic surgery as competition prizes.

4. Two-stage written consent for surgery be mandatory so people have time to reflect before making a decision.

5. Patients be given written information and showning photos of  bruising and scarring, and more detail on the risks associated with surgery,

At Skin Mdical we are proud to say that we have always required a fee for every consultation and that those consulltations are with healthcare professional trained and experience it that producre. We do show perspective patients photos and issue written advice at time of consultation. In addition, Skin Medical currently provides Patients undergoing cosmetic procedure, a two stage consent form as recommended.

We look forward to receiving the recommendation from Sir Bruce Keogh and his Review Panel in March 2013. Until, then Skin Medical continues to apply our best practise in relation to Vaser lipo, stop snoring, varicose vein removal and other cosmetic procedures under local anaesthetic which already comply with the key improvements identified above. As regards dermal fillers, Skin Medical is proud to advise that we have always employed healthcare professional to perform all our injectables. For more information simply ring either of the clinics and ask to speak to a healthcare professional.