FAQFrequently asked questions at b.e.a Skin Clinic.
1I AM LIGHT SKINNED WITH PIGMENTATION. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
You can elect for a one-off deep (30%) TCA peel as well as a range of other skin peels, including b.e.a Skin Clinic’s Body Peels.White skinned individuals with uneven skin tones can also benefit from Surface White mesotherapy.
2I AM DARK SKINNED WITH AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We have a wide range of peels and advanced treatment modalities available for all skin types. Our five acid skin peel, The Perfect Peel, is suitable for ethnic clients with uneven skin tones. Alongside our menu of traditional skin peels, vitamin infusions and direct mesotherapy injections for pigmentation, No Tear Microneedling is also helpful in the treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
3I WANT TO AVOID PEELING THE SKIN. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
For those who wish to avoid visible flaking, redness or swelling due to work commitments, social occasions and/or important events, consider a lighter, less concentrated skin peel using mandelic or lactic acid.Surface White and other forms of mesotherapy (with the exception of lipolysis injections) also have a relatively short downtime. Minor erythema (redness) usually subsides within 24-48 hours and can be easily covered by mineral makeup.
4I HAVE NOTICED DARK MARKS ON MY FACE AND/OR BODY. WHAT CAN I DO?
In some cases, dark marks or patches of darkened skin may indicate a hormonal skin condition (melasma), environmental or UV-induced damage or an iatrogenic skin problem (for e.g., resulting from the use of bleaching creams). Depending on the origin or cause of complaint, at bea Skin Clinic we can treat these problems effectively with skin resurfacing, mesotherapy, IV therapy and/or LED light therapy.If you have dry and scaly patches of darkness, however, this may indicate psoriasis. For this condition, Vitamin Complex Injections at our sister clinic Vitamin Injections London along with LED light therapy forms a safer and more superior treatment plan than traditional UVB light therapy.
5HOW CAN I REMOVE DARK PIGMENTATION?
You can opt for a medium or strong peel, such as a TCA Peel or The Perfect Peel.Mesotherapy treatments, such as Surface White, can also help with pigmentation – especially on the face.For best results, you can consider a combination approach using chemical peels and mesotherapy in alternating treatment sessions.
6DO YOU OFFER GLUTATHIONE INJECTIONS TO BUY AND USE AT HOME?
If you are located abroad or outside of London, and wish to order our MesoInfusion IV with Glutathione course, you will need to book a consultation with our specialists prior (this can be online via Skype or Zoom) or you can come to the UK and collect the treatment after your consultation. You must know of a registered, qualified practitioner in your area that can administer our injections.
7HOW MUCH BRIGHTER WILL MY SKIN BE AFTER THE MESOINFUSION IV?
Ethnic skin types – encompassing individuals of African, Asian, Oriental and mixed non-European heritage – have many different shades and undertones. For example: in order to attain a similar endpoint, African skin with a blue undertone (i.e. darker skin) will require a greater number of Meso-Infusion treatments than African skin with a yellow undertone (i.e. lighter skin). On account of this diversity, it is impossible to scientifically pinpoint the amount of glutathione that will be necessary to effect any change. The dosage is calculated according to your individual physiology and as such, it is ill-advised to ‘overload’ glutathione dosages.The degree to which the skin changes also depends on a range of other factors – a combination of your genetics, lifestyle, health, age and skin's condition.This will all be explained to you in your initial consultation.
8HOW LONG DOES THE MESOINFUSION IV TAKE?
On average, each injection takes approximately 15-30 minutes to perform.Please note: you will be required to attend a consultation prior to undergoing a course of MesoInfusion IV therapy with one of our experienced specialists.
9HOW LONG MUST I WAIT BETWEEN MESOINFUSION IVs?
You may undergo up to two MesoInfusion treatments per week, or – if visiting the clinic twice a week isn’t possible – you can opt to have your treatment once every seven days.
10CAN I SEE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES?
Despite current social media trends, we choose to avoid publicly displaying most before and after photos due to the importance we place on client confidentiality. Please consult with our experienced practitioners, who will be able to give you an indication of the results you'll be able to achieve.
11DOES MESOINFUSION GIVE PERMANENT RESULTS?
As long as UV exposure is avoided and the skin is protected with an SPF of at least 30 in both overcast and sunny weather, a course of MesoInfusion treatments will render long-lasting results. We recommend occasional ‘top ups’ or maintenance treatments. Aside from our Solar Defence SPF 30, we typically recommend at-home maintenance products from the bea Skin Care line, particularly our Luminescence and Master Antioxidant ranges.
12HOW IS THE MESOINFUSION TREATMENT DONE?
Using a butterfly syringe, the MesoInfusion solution will be injected into the back of the hand or your elbow crease, according to your preference. The intravenous (IV) delivery of glutathione ensures that the antioxidant will reach the skin after being circulated throughout the bloodstream.
13HOW MUCH DOES A MESOINFUSION IV COST?
All first-time MesoInfusion clients will be required to embark on a course of 24 treatments (a course price discount of 25% off is automatically included). For specific costs, please download a price list from our website. The course price includes the 25% discount.Although our price list currently includes single treatment and 12 treatment course prices, we have discontinued the latter option. Single MesoInfusion treatments will only be available as one-off/maintenance treatments for clients who have previously completed a full course of at least 24 MesoInfusion treatments.
14DOES THE MESOINFUSION IV HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Normal yet uncommon side effects include headaches, nausea, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Approximately 3 out of 10 people will experience at least one of these side effects. Typically, they will only occur during the first, second or third infusion and tend to abate throughout subsequent injections.
15IS THE MESOINFUSION IV SAFE?
Yes! MesoInfusion ingredients are 100% naturally derived (glutathione, vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid are all safe antioxidants) and these ingredients – manufactured in a medical lab – are sterile and pure. They are all FDA approved and when injected by an experienced practitioner, side effects are extremely rare.In comparison, the long-term use of hydroquinone as well as other topical bleaching products is often problematic. Problems may result due to any number of reasons, including an allergic reaction to certain ingredients in bleaching creams or dermal damage.Severe iatrogenic skin conditions such as ochronosis (hydroquinoneinduced pigmentation) typically require multiple treatments to ameliorate. Specially-formulated vitamin infusions and skin peels are generally effective in the treatment of this condition.You will need to stop all use of unapproved bleaching creams prior to undergoing our MesoInfusion IV procedure. We retail safe glutatione supplements both online at www.bea-skincare.com and at our Marylebone clinic.
16WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE USED IN MESOINFUSION IVs?
Our IV contains natural ingredients and antioxidants, including the following:
- Vitamin C
- Alpha Lipoic Acid For more detailed information about these ingredients, please visit Vitamin Injections London, our sister clinic’s website.
17CAN MESOINFUSION IVs LIGHTEN SELECTED AREAS OF SKIN ONLY?
For a treatment that selectively lightens hyperpigmentation, take a look at Surface White mesotherapy injections, which involve the subcutaneous injection of pure glutathione directly into hyperpigmented areas of the face and body. We also offer a selection of full body chemical peels.MesoInfusion IVs with glutathione are given intravenously and enter the bloodstream. Therefore, they cannot treat an isolated area of pigmentation.
18HOW IS THE DOSAGE OF EACH IV CALCULATED?
Dosages are calculated according to your physiological characteristics and thus, the mg/ml will be determined by your practitioner in consultation.
19CAN HOME-USE PRODUCTS ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULT AS MESOINFUSION IVs?
We retail Glutathione Vitamin Suppositories and Lumi Glow Patches online at www.bea-skincare.com. These products both contain glutathione. We also have a vast range of other brightening products available from our Master Antioxidant and Luminescence ranges.
20HOW DO I CARE FOR MY SKIN AFTER A PEEL?
Skin peel aftercare:As tempting as it is to touch the area, try not to. This will potentially introduce bacteria into the area and irritate dead skin, causing it to ‘shed’ too early.In the days following your skin peel, apply a mild facial moisturiser to hydrate the skin and maintain comfort, washing your hands before touching your face.Avoid excessive exercise, showering, saunas and any heat-related activities for 24 hours.Keep perfume, unapproved skin creams and non-mineral make up away from newly-peeled areas for 24 hours.Avoid products containing alcohol or retinol for at least 5 days following your peel.When venturing outdoors, wear an SPF of at least 30 throughout the healing period.After peels containing AHA, glycolic acid and/or vitamin C: please be advised that exposure to the sun must be avoided for a period of three months following your last skin peel. To expose the skin to the sun would risk incurring blotchy skin pigmentation, which would require further treatment.After peels containing TCA, Jessner's solution and/or salicylic acid: avoid contact with water and any skincare products for six to twelve hours. The following day, our recommended bea Skin Care products can be used as normal, except for bea Skin Care’s Glyco 15 Serum. After the peeling process has finished, you may resume the application of Glyco 15 Serum and/or other AHA-based products. Whilst peeling is taking place, avoid the use of exfoliating products.After the Perfect Peel or VI Peel: please refer to the instructions given to you by your practitioner.
21HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR A SKIN PEEL?
Prior to undergoing a skin peel treatment or course, our practitioners will recommend specific medical grade cosmeceuticals from the bea Skin Care range in order to adequately prepare your skin in advance.All clients require a minimum of 2 weeks preparation using our medical-grade bea Skin Care products in advance of any TCA peel treatment.The protocols for other types of chemical skin peels vary. Specific timeframes will be discussed in your consultation. See our for more information or feel free to contact us.
22DO SKIN PEELS REQUIRE ME TO PREPARE AT HOME?
Yes, several of our skin peels require at home preparation, the degree to which depends on the peel in question. We always recommend our own brand bea Skin Care products for this purpose.
23AM I SUITABLE FOR A TCA PEEL?
For moderate cases of hyperpigmentation, sun damage, ageing, fine to medium depth lines, or a combination of any of the above, our practitioners will typically recommend one or more TCA skin peels.A deep, one-off TCA peel can be performed on Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3. In darker skin types (Fitzpatrick type 4+), TCA peels have to be performed slightly differently, meaning that a greater amount of time has to be left in-between treatments. In such cases, we start off with a lower percentage TCA on darker skin types and increase the number of application ‘layers’.Typically, a deep TCA peel starts from 20% concentration.
24HOW LONG DOES A SKIN PEEL TAKE?
All chemical peels (AHA, BHA and TCA) take approximately 30 minutes to perform. For a TCA one off/deep peel, we allow 45-60 minutes per treatment.
25HOW MUCH WILL I PEEL AFTERWARDS?
The only peels that cause temporary erythema (redness) and flaking are Salicylic, Jessner and TCA peels. With Kojic, Glycolic and Lactic acid peels, you don’t ‘see’ any dead skin cells shed, but these peels still work to effectively speed up cell turnover.
26HOW MUCH SOCIAL DOWNTIME CAN I EXPECT AFTER A PEEL?
As a general rule of thumb, blended skin peels such as The Perfect Peel and stronger chemical peels with TCA incur at least 5 days of social downtime. After this time, the peel process tends to be complete. Salicylic and Jessner peels are ‘weekend’ peels in that they typically require 3 days of social downtime. Normally, the skin doesn’t start to peel until 48-72 hours after your treatment.No social downtime is required after AHA peels such as Kojic, Glycolic and Lactic acid. Occasionally, mild flaking and erythema (redness) will occur; this can be concealed with mineral makeup.
27I HAVE DARK SKIN. WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ACNE SCARS?
We have many options available, including No Tear Microneedling, blended skin peels such as The Perfect Peel, and mesotherapy micro-injections (particularly Surface White). If in doubt, come and see us – we’ll be happy to advise you.
28WHAT DO WHITE SCARS FROM ACNE INDICATE?
This is likely hypopigmentation, which is characterised by areas of skin whiteness as opposed to darkness (hyperpigmentation). Medical-grade No Tear Microneedling treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma, skin peels and LED light therapy can be used to treat this condition.
29DO YOU TREAT KELOID OR RAISED SCARS?
Keloid and hypertrophic scars on the face and body can be treated with a series of low dose steroid injections (Kenalog at 40g, diluted in 30ml water for injection). Kenalog injections are heavily diluted so as to ensure that treatments remain safe and do not atrophy or damage any of the surrounding healthy tissue.
30HOW MUCH IS THE NON-SURGICAL BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT?
As a guide, non-surgical BBL prices start from £450. As the treatment process may involve one or any combination of lipolysis injections, radiofrequency, Nithya injections, Hyacorp injections and/or Meso Trax PDO threads, the exact price is always given by our specialists in consultation. This is because the number of each treatment required varies from person to person.If you haven’t already done so, please leave your full name and email with us so that we can send you our BBL information leaflet.
31HELP, I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION AND I NEED AN ANSWER!
Our customer service team can provide you with answers to your most pressing questions! You can start an online chat with one of our friendly team members, submit your enquiry through our contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For phone enquiries, take a look at our business hours for details.
32WHERE CAN I FIND PRICING INFORMATION?
Many of our single and course prices are listed in our Price List. The latter are inclusive of a bulk discount.If you wish to pay for a treatment or course yet are from another country, please use www.xe.com to establish the current conversion rate in GBP. Unless otherwise stated, we only accept payments in GBP.To download a copy of our price list, please visit the relevant link on this website.
33WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Our clinic address is as follows:Flagship Clinic: 98 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HL.We can supply incoming clients with a map showing the nearest Tube stations.
34DO YOU OFFER TREATMENT AND PRODUCT TRAINING COURSES?
Yes! We offer professional bea Skin Care Medi-Facial courses, as well as skin peel courses and IV/IM therapy training for practitioners. Please enquire for more information.
35WHAT ARE BIANCA ESTELLE'S QUALIFICATIONS?
Bianca Estelle is a fully qualified Skin Specialist (alternatively known as an Aesthetic Practitioner or Medical Aesthetician).She studied Applied Science and Beauty Therapy at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 2002. Since then, she has undertaken extensive training in numerous non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. She is certified as an official clinical trainer for Lumenis in the UK and trained other medical practitioners in the use of Dermaceutics and PCA Skin products before establishing her own skincare line.For a more comprehensive list of Bianca Estelle and our supporting practitioners' qualifications, please visit the About page.
36HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO RECEIVE A TREATMENT?
For all of our aesthetic treatments, we require you to be 18+ years of age at a minimum. Exceptions are made for acne treatments aimed at younger teenagers with parental consent.
37HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT YOUR INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS?
Please either leave your full name and email address with us so that we can notify you regarding our clinic dates. We will then add you to our notification mailing lists for so that you can be alerted as soon as we have dates available.Also, you can email email@example.com and request a list of dates and times for from our customer service team.
38WHERE CAN I BUY BEA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
bea Skin Care can be purchased from our flagship Crawford Street clinic (pre-booked appointment necessary), online at http://www.bea-skincare.com and at other selected retailers. Please visit the bea Skin Care website for full details.From our online store, we ship worldwide and offer free P&P on orders over £150 for those within the UK.
39HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR MARYLEBONE CLINIC?
Bookings at our location in Marylebone, London (Crawford Street) are available throughout the week.To get in touch with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)203 322 5958 during our business hours.A member of our Customer Service Team will be happy to provide you with treatment information, appointment dates, pricing, and payment information. We can also assist you with travel arrangements and Skype/Zoom consultation bookings.Please note: although we can suggest potential procedures of interest, our Customer Service Team will advise you to speak to a member of our Clinical Team regarding more specific or individual concerns. We cannot provide you with medical advice; please speak to your GP if you are concerned about any aspect of your health and/or planned course of treatment.Prior to booking a single treatment or a course of treatments at bea Skin Clinic, new clients must book and pay for an online or in-person consultation with one of our practitioners. To secure your booking, all consultations and appointments must be paid for online in advance. We will send you an electronic invoice (payable via credit card, debit card or Paypal®) and will confirm your chosen date once we have received payment.Unfortunately, we cannot provide same-day appointments (walk-ins).
40WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?
We are available to answer questions via phone, email and chat at the following times:
- Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
- Saturday: 10am-5pm
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