Photodynamic therapy is a highly successful method of treating localized rough pigmented skin patches, pre-cancerous actinic keratoses (AKs), wrinkling, enlarged pores. It is also a well-known solution for resistant acne.Get in touch
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Photodynamic therapy is a highly successful method of treating localized rough pigmented skin patches, pre-cancerous actinic keratoses (AKs), wrinkling, enlarged pores. It is also a well-known solution for resistant acne.
The treatment consists of two stages, the first is a cream application. The ingredients of this cream are readily absorbed by rapidly growing, photodamaged skin cells, actinic keratoses, sebaceous glands and even hair follicles. It is this selective absorption that makes PDT such an effective treatment for overall skin improvement. The second stage of the treatment 10 to 30 minutes later, involves shining a pure light on the treatment area to activate the cream. It is only when both this specific cream and the pure light are combined that they have a profound effect on the skin. The cream undergoes a chemical change due to the light exposure that causes it to release a powerful oxygen molecule which destroys the damaged skin cells on the surface of the skin and in the hair follicle and pores.
The preparation of the skin, exposure time, wavelength and light source used to activate the medicated cream are dependent upon the area of the body or face being treated, as well as the condition.
After treatment has happened skin will be red, areas of pigmentation will darken and peel and some individuals may experience swelling especially around the lip and/or eye areas. These symptoms subside after around 2-7 days exposing fresh healthy underlying skin. Skin continues to improve in both texture and tone, pore size reduces and the oil flow of sebaceous glands is reduced resulting in less pore blockage.
To achieve maximum improvement, a series of approximately three treatments at 2-4 week intervals are most effective. Some patients with actinic keratoses will achieve results in just one treatment.Get in touch
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“I have used Dr Mayou for years as my children’s dermatologist and was very pleased to discover she could take care of me as well. She has been extremely helpful, checking for melanoma and other skin issues as well as more cosmetic concerns. I have found her to be sensible and practical with a lovely manner and trust she is looking after the whole picture of my skins health and looks.”Jess K
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"There is nothing that I feel could be improved at Cadogan Clinic. I was treated and looked after very well the place was very clean. Perfect. Thank you."Emma Grant
"The treatment was for my daughter and the aesthetic practitioner couldn't have been more helpful and informative all through the course of treatment, it was a great treatment with a brilliant outcome. The whole experience was very professional and any worries we went in with were soon taken away after the team greeted us and treated us."Jessica Yates
We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
The Patient Journey. What you can expect on your journey with us
You will meet with one of our highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons at the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea, for a no-obligation in-person assessment.Get in touch
Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.About Us
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All of our treatments take place at our beautiful boutique premises in Chelsea. We have six consulting rooms and five operating rooms, as well as a dedicated pre and post-operative suite, and a full team of specialist nursing staff.Our Clinic
A Strong Tradition of Innovation
We were founded in 2004 by world renown plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, best known for his pioneering work in the area of liposuction, lasers and microvascular surgery. We continue to collaborate with pioneers in our field.Our History
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The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.
We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.
We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.
Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW
We believe in the delivery of excellent outcomes and results, and exceptional levels of service. Our outcomes are natural and long-lasting, and we remain the premier choice for cosmetic surgery treatments in the UK.
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