• Fully Ablative Laser Resurfacing

    (CO2 & Erbium YAG) - London and Surrey

Co2 laser resurfacing is by far the most powerful skin rejuvenation technique available for facial skin.

It is performed in order to:

  1. Completely renew facial skin
  2. Tighten the skin to help reduce the consequences of laxity
  3. Remove wrinkles
  4. Improve elasticity and skin thickness

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This is a facial laser surgical procedure performed under a special type of local anaesthetic. Treatment of skin laxity and wrinkles around the eyes can also be incorporated into the treatment.

Not all CO2 and Erbium YAG laser are the same. This is a fully ablative CO2 laser or fully ablative Erbium YAG procedure that is only performed by a handful of experienced laser surgeons worldwide. It needs to be performed using a surgical-grade CO2 and Erbium YAG laser (not an aesthetic grade CO2/Erbium YAG laser which lacks the power and the ultra-short pulse width required to perform this procedure safely). Dr Hussein is one of the few laser surgeons worldwide who have the knowledge and the experience to offer this procedure and has performed numerous cases. He uses the Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 and Sciton Joule X Erbium YAG laser. These are the world’s most powerful and state-of-the-art skin resurfacing lasers

As you will see from the photos below Dr Hussein is capable of performing what few others worldwide are capable of. The level of skin rejuvenation is simply outstanding.

This degree of improvement will, however, require minimum 14 days at home. At this point you are safe to resume normal chores and activities and medically fit for work. However there will be ongoing redness, inflammation, grainy (orange peel) skin texture and possible hyperpigmentation. It takes 3 months for this to settle completely. So even though you are technically fit for work at 2 weeks it will take 3 months for everything to settle completely and full healing and benefits to be seen.

Dr Hussein can perform a full-face treatment including eyes OR periorbital treatment (around the eyes only). Eyelid tightening treatment with fully ablative CO2 technique is the second most effective technique to reduce eyelid laxity after a surgical blepharoplasty. For clients who are not keen on surgical blepharoplasty, fully ablative CO2 eyelid treatment will give a considerable improvement for eyelid skin laxity and wrinkles. It actually improves lower lid wrinkles and skin surface texture over and above surgical blepharoplasty.

The greatest benefit of this procedure is that the results are permanent. Once healing is complete the skin you are left with is your new skin. The procedure doesn’t have to be repeated like other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers or BotoxTM. As long as the client takes good care of their skin results will last for many years before they need to consider doing anything further.

New type 3 collagen continues to be synthesized for up to 6 months post-procedure meaning that there is further improvement after the immediate healing phase. Dr Hussein is capable of performing laser resurfacing with fully ablative CO2 and Erbium YAG laser on all skin types. In general, darker skin types may encounter a higher chance of hyperpigmentation but this will eventually settle.

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PROCEDURE DETAILS

Once the patient has seen Dr Hussein for a consultation and treatment has been deemed appropriate the client will be listed for the procedure. During the consultation, a prescription for prophylaxis will be discussed, once the procedure is scheduled a online prescription for the laser pack including the medications will be organised and purchased prior to procedure.These medications are to be used as instructed by Dr Hussein during the immediate few days recovery period following the procedure. Taking these medications minimises the risk of harmful side effects such as infection following this type of more aggressive skin laser surgery.

It is important that the patient has somebody available to drive them home after the procedure is performed. Clients must not expect to drive back home themselves.

Dr Hussein will see the patient before the procedure in order to prepare and clarify things. A consent form will be signed giving Dr Hussein permission to carry out the procedure. Antiviral tablets will be then administered as well as an optional sedative. Pre-procedure photos will be taken at the initial consultation, if pre procedure photos have not been taken they will be at this point, the face will be cleansed and prepared with a special type of topical local anaesthetic gel. Dr Hussein will also use additional anaesthetic techniques such as tumescent anaesthesia or nerve blocks. These involve injections of a special type of local anaesthetic under the skin.

Anaesthetic preparation will last for about 45 minutes. Following this, the patient will be moved into the procedure room and prepared for the fully ablative CO2 or Erbium YAG laser procedure. If treatment around the eye area is to be performed then the patient will have had anaesthetic eyedrops applied and metal contact lens style eye-shields will be inserted. If the facial treatment only is performed then adhesive eye-shields that stick over the eyes will be applied. In most cases, clients who opt for full-face treatment usually will want to incorporate the benefits of eyelid treatment as well. It is therefore commonplace for patients to have both treatments performed in the same session.

Once Dr Hussein has commenced the procedure it will usually take around 45 minutes to complete. The level of discomfort experienced during the procedure is typically a prickly burning sensation that usually can reach up to a 5 out of 10 subjective severity. Dr Hussein has never encountered anyone who has been unable to cope with the procedure from a pain or discomfort point of view. Pain or discomfort from this type of laser surgery is best described as moderate at the most.

Following the completion of the procedure, the patients face will feel very hot. It is best described as a sunburn sensation. This burning sensation will last for up to 24 hours before settling. Following removal of protective eye-wear, a barrier cream called CU3 cream or Eucerin Aquaphor cream is applied to the freshly treated skin. This cream acts as an impermeable barrier to protect the denuded skin from dehydration and infection.

Detailed aftercare instructions will be discussed and issued to the patient. These instructions must be adhered to strictly. Strict sun avoidance will need to be maintained in the immediate recovery phase and up to a month at least post-procedure. Sunscreen can only be used from at least a month after procedure (see details below in aftercare instructions)

Patients are at risk of infection during the first few days following the procedure. It is important to keep the face clean and strictly adhere to the aftercare instructions to minimise this risk. Dr Hussein usually gives a once a day antibiotic dose to minimise bacterial infection risk. There will also be a twice a day antiviral tablet as well. These tablets are to be continued for 14 days after the procedure. There will also be a pack containing medications for use ONLY if instructed to do so by Dr Hussein.

Dr Hussein will typically monitor day by day healing via the VIRTUAL WARD ROUND. This is through the use of ‘selfie’ photos taken by the client and sent to the contact details issued by Dr Hussein. Dr Hussein can then provide real-time advice during the first 14 days of the recovery period. Any patient having this procedure will have a direct line of communication with Dr Hussein at all times throughout recovery. Close monitoring of this nature allows any potential complications to be dealt with quickly and risks minimised.

After 14 days patients can return to work. There will still be some ongoing redness that will take a 12 weeks to settle.

Aftercare instructions must not be ignored by patients otherwise they may develop permanent scarring and textural change of the skin. A brown pigmentation on the treated areas of the face (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) can occur but this will spontaneously resolve. Hyperpigmentation can be minimised through sun avoidance.

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POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS

Fully ablative CO2 resurfacing is the most aggressive type of skin resurfacing procedure undertaken by Dr Hussein. As Dr Hussein is an expert in cutaneous laser surgery the incidence of side effects is low. In Dr Hussein’s hands fully ablative CO2 laser is a safe procedure.

However with any laser resurfacing treatment complications are possible. In fully ablative CO2 laser these include the following:

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (skin darkening)

This is the most common side effect. It is more common on darker skin types. Thankfully it usually spontaneously improves. Improvement can be speeded up by the addition of topical treatment such as hydroquinone 4% cream. Duration usually depends on the severity of the inflammation that created it in the first place. Complete resolution can take anything from a few weeks to 6 months depending on severity. Sun exposure is the most common aggravating factor and this is why strict sun avoidance is important in the first few weeks following treatment. If the aftercare instructions are strictly adhered to one is much more likely to avoid this type of complication.


True Hypopigmentation and Pseudo-hypopigmentation (skin lightening)

Hypopigmentation is the medical term for lightening of the skin. After fully ablative CO2 resurfacing it is normal for the skin to be slightly lighter. This is due to the way that the organised collagen in the new skin reflects more light. This gives an impression of a slightly lighter colour. This effect is called pseudo-hypopigmentation. True hypopigmentation is lack of melanin production due to damage caused to melanin producing cells by thermal injury from the laser. This is rare with fully ablative CO2 resurfacing as the new skin is repopulated with new melanin producing cells from the deeper adnexal structures which are a reasonable distance away from the treated surface of the skin. If true hypopigmentation occurs, it can take many months to recover and can indeed be permanent.


Demarcation lines

This is usually only an issue if a face is partly treated (eg. Treatment limited to around the mouth for smokers lines). The new skin may be subtly different in shade to the surrounding skin leading to a visible line of demarcation between treated and untreated areas. This is less likely in lighter skin types. Dr Hussein usually prefers to avoid part treatment for this reason and will treat the whole face albeit with a variable strength depending on what needs to be achieved. This allows for a more blended result. It is important to note that if lighter freckled skin is part treated there will also be a demarcation between untreated freckled skin and treated freckle free skin.


Infection (bacterial / viral / fungal)

This can happen in any kind of laser resurfacing. HSV infection (cold sore virus) is the most common kind but is usually prevented by taking an acyclovir tablet three times daily for 7 days during the recovery period. Bacterial infection prophylaxis is also issued by Dr Hussein in the form of a once daily antibiotic tablet taken for 7 days after the procedure. Fungal infection is also a possibility and as a result Dr Hussein will include medications in the aftercare pack to treat this should it occur. It is however only necessary to start these if Dr Hussein instructs. Uncontrolled infection can then go on to result in hypertrophic (raised bumps) scarring. Thankfully if caught and treated early any problems can be prevented. This is why Dr Hussein monitors the healing closely with the use of ‘selfie’ photos daily for the first week.


Scarring

This is a possibility but exceptionally rare. The most likely cause of scarring would be uncontrolled infection. This is highly unlikely due to insistence by Dr Hussein on direct photo monitoring in the first two weeks post treatment. The second reason is due to a thermal injury directly created from the laser (burn). This is extremely unlikely due to Dr Hussein’s level of experience and expertise as well as the state of the art equipment that he uses. Some procedures carry a naturally greater risk of scarring. These are procedures where the CO2 and Erbium YAG laser are used in combination for really deep resurfacing. These procedures are mentioned below:

Peri-oral combined deep resurfacing

Resurfacing for deep wrinkles around the mouth. To efface these wrinkles required deep combined laser resurfacing that naturally carries a higher risk of hypertrophic scarring.

Combined deep resurfacing for acne scars

Where there are deeper acne scars in the skin, resurfacing depth needs to be pushed. This is commonly on the cheeks. Here there is a naturally greater risk of delayed healing, atrophic or hypertrophic scaring and hypopigmentation.

Cribiform / cicatricial scarring

This is a textured raised scarring that forms a web like pattern on the skin. It occurs very rarely in cases of delayed healing and prolonged inflammation post laser resurfacing. It is slightly more common on the forehead. It has been noted during COVID that mask wearing increases the incidence of this type of scarring. This is why DrH strictly forbids the use of any masks for 3 months after laser resurfacing.


Ectropion (Applies only to eyelid treatments)

This is a treatment in which the eyelid skin is over-tightened. It can lead to eversion of the eyelid margins and an inability to completely close the eye. Mild cases may improve with non- surgical management but more severe cases may require corrective oculoplastic surgery.


Prolonged redness (erythema)

This is not really a complication. After fully ablative CO2 laser every client will experience this to some degree. It tends to progressively settle and generally tends to takes up to 3-4 months to completely settle. It is important to understand that whilst redness remains the likelihood of developing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (browning/tanning of the skin) still exists. It is therefore important to take sun avoidance precautions and uses SPF 50 sun block until the redness has completely settle.


Post-resurfacing contact dermatitis

This complication of laser surgery is more likely in aggressive forms of laser resurfacing such as fully ablative CO2 resurfacing. This is a form of increased sensitivity of the skin that is encountered by a proportion of individuals post laser resurfacing. In some cases it can be quite severe. Mild irritants can trigger a disproportionately large irritation of the skin (burning and itching) that then can result in prolonged redness and darkening of the skin. It is usually treated by topical steroid ointment if it occurs and eventually spontaneously settles. Triggering can be minimised by the use of mild perfume free cleansers and skin products post treatment. Dr Hussein can advise on suitable products.


Erosive pustular dermatosis

This is an extremely rare dermatological condition that can be triggered by any type of skin injury including laser. There are only a few case reports worldwide following laser sugery. It is an exceptionally rare consequence but effectively amounts to the failure of the skin to completely heal after treatment. Management would be undertaken in a specialist dermatology unit if this was to occur but the consequence of this could be permanent scarring.


Roaccutane (Oral Isotretionoin)

This is a drug that is often cited as a potential danger with regards to laser procedures. The risk of hypertrophic scarring increase when it comes to laser resurfacing when on roaccutane. The difficult question is how long after roaccutane cessation is laser resurfacing safe to proceed with. Historically there has been a consensus that 6 months is the safe margin. However a growing body of evidence shows that this is far greater than necessary. In his clinical experience Dr H deems it safe to perform full ablation following a 3 month period after roaccutane cessation. It is also to be noted that if roaccutane needs to be commenced post resurfacing it should be done no earlier than 3 months post resurfacing and in a low dose longterm course.


AFTERCARE

This treatment is designed to renew, tighten and improve the texture of the facial skin. It is an aggressive procedure and requires strict adherence to these aftercare instructions. Immediate and very visible benefits can be seen in the form of reduction in laxity (tightening), reduction in wrinkles, removal of sun damage, increase in elasticity and improvement in collagen density and thickness.

It is a procedure that is also used to improve acne scarring by causing contraction of the skin, a degree of direct physical vaporization of the acne scars and remodelling of the collagen within the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Fractional CO2 laser may also be used for acne scar remodelling but it is a considerably less powerful technique.

What you will experience following the treatment:

  • You will experience a burning sensation following treatment and swelling of the face will develop over the next 24 hours. The burning sensation takes 24-48 hours to resolve.
  • Over the next three to four days the face will feel tight and swollen. There can be weeping of yellowish serous fluid for up to 5 days after the procedure.
  • Crusts may develop over the first few days post procedure and must not be removed. They will come away leaving fresh new skin underneath as healing continues.
  • It is not unusual to experience some degree of itching between 4-6 days following the treatment. Dr Hussein will advise on how to manage this.
  • At the end of 10 days the skin will have largely healed. There should be no further crusted areas. The skin will remain pink and this will settle progressively over the following weeks.

Never pick or remove skin flakes or crusts. Allow them to shed naturally. Picking will increase the likelihood of scarring.

Please note the time periods above may vary according to the strength of treatment. For example the duration of crusting may be longer in more aggressive treatments.

You will be issued with a skincare pack containing dermol facewash and Aquaphor cream. These are the only two things that should be used to maintain the healing skin over the next 4 weeks. There are also medications in the pack and you will be instructed on how to use these.

Full Ablation – Stage 1 face care (Day 1 to Day 28 post surgery)

 

Products – Dermol and Aquapor/Vaseline

 

Face wash after full ablation – General

 

After fully ablative laser the face should be washed twice a day. The first wash should be on the morning after surgery. From then the face should be washed in the morning on waking and before going to bed at night.

 

Twice daily face wash should be performed (morning and evening). The purpose of washing the face twice a day is to remove the residue that builds on the face as it slowly oozes serous fluid. This serous fluid tends to drip from the chin and crystallizes into a yellow crust/residue. Facewash removes this residue and the antiseptic agent in the facewash (benzylkonium chloride) reduces any microbial build up on the face. Face washing is important to minimise the risk of infection after fully ablative laser.

 

Face washing must not be performed more than twice a day. It is tempting to do this when the residue builds up throughout the day. However washing more than twice a day results in unnecessary trauma and irritation of the skin. This then increases inflammation and slows the healing process. By reducing the speed of healing we increase the probability of infection.

 

It is imperative that you wash your face twice a day. No more and no less.

 

How do I wash my face?

 

Facewash should be performed in the shower under running lukewarm water. The water must not be hot. Test it on the back of your hand as you would test temperature for a baby. Washing your face in the sink is not adequate as it is difficult to remove residue by throwing water up at your face. Check that the shower water pressure is reasonable and that the temperature is lukewarm. Rinse the face using copious amounts of shower water. Then apply about a tablespoon of dermol facewash and massage all over the face. Leave on the face for a minute to a minute and a half. It will sting and this is normal. After this period rinse off the dermol wash with plenty of warm shower water. Pressure of face massage should be enough to remove the crystalline residue.

 

Drying the face

 

It is possible to dry the face with a disposable paper towel or disposable kitchen roll. You must not use a regular towel as this is not clean enough. If you wish you can allow the face to air dry.

 

Hairwashing

 

Many patients naturally feel that washing hair should be avoided. Failure to wash hair allows build up of potentially infective debris along the hairline. This will increase the risk of infection after the procedure. Hair can be washed while standing in the shower. With your back to the shower tilt your head backwards and rinse the hair with copious amounts of lukewarm shower water. Then apply shampoo taking care to minimise shampoo foam application to the face but to also ensure that the hairline adjacent to the face is cleaned appropriately. Rinse shampoo backwards. This can be done by tilting the head backwards as if you were having your hair washed at a hairdresser.

 

Application of Aquaphor or Plain Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)

 

The only substance that should be applied to your skin after full ablation for the first month after surgery is Aquaphor OR Vaseline. These two products are safe and the risk of irritation, inflammation and delayed healing is minimal with these products. They create an occlusive barrier over the face that stops it from drying out. This moist occlusive environment favours regeneration and healing of the skin. Aquaphor is less greasy than Vaseline and this will be contained in your laser pack. In around one percent of cases patients may suffer with contact allergy to Aquaphor. The patient usually notices this when there is persistent stinging, burning and discomfort after application. Normally Aquaphor should soothe the skin. In this case Dr Hussein will recommend switching to Vaseline. Remember Aquaphor and Vaseline are to be used for a whole month following surgery. Application of any other moisturisers or healing balms is strictly forbidden. Enough Vaseline or Aquaphor should be applied to the face to ensure good coverage of all lasered areas including the eyelids. It is unnecessary to apply overly thick layers. As it is normal for your face to ooze and be greasy as a result of Vaseline or Aquaphor you should use a clean towel over your pillow when you sleep. Change this towel daily for the first 10 days post surgery.

 

Sun cream / SPF

 

Laser procedures and application of sun cream following the procedure usually go hand in hand. Fully ablative laser is an exception to this. This is because the outer barrier layer (epidermis) has been entirely removed. Sun cream is only designed to be applied to healthy intact skin with an epidermal layer. As are most over the counter creams. Having lost this natural barrier temporarily after full ablation your skin will react adversely if suncream is applied too early. It will cause contact irritant dermatitis (a harmful inflammatory reaction to the skin). If this occurs your healing will be delayed. In darker skin patients early application of sun cream is more likely to cause inflammation and hyperpigmentation. It should therefore be avoided for at least one month post full ablation. Once sufficient settling has occurred Dr Hussein will advise sun cream to be started. This will never be earlier than one month. Excessive sun should be avoided. If you are going to develop hyperpigmentation after laser it will occur irrespective of sun cream application. You cannot prevent this from happening. However sticking rigidly to your aftercare instructions will ensure a quicker recovery. Remember sun avoidance NOT sun cream.

 

 

Common misconceptions

 

Patients often ask about special healing creams such as Cicalfate, Bio oil, Sudocrem, Bepanthen, Biafine, Flammazine or Silicone based gels. These are all strictly to be avoided for a total of three months after surgery. Full ablation is a very specific type of laser surgical procedure. Use of these products before three month will increase the chances of developing permanent scarring. It is imperative that you adhere closely to instructions without experimentation. Silicone based dressings such as kelocote or Stratacel will cause scarring if applied in the first three months.

 

Mask Wear (Covid masks)

 

Masks for protection against Covid transmission are strictly NOT to be worn for 3 months after the procedure. It may seem like a good idea as it hides the embarrassing redness after surgery. Use of masks in this 3 month period will lead to a inflammation, folliculitis and a fine web like scarring on the face (cicatricial scarring). This type of scarring is permanent if untreated. DO NOT WEAR A MASK FOR THREE MONTHS. DrHConsult will provide you with a mask exemption letter if necessary. Please note it is now not a legal requirement to wear a mask in the United Kingdom.

 

Shaving

 

Shaving with a razor should be strictly avoided within the first month post full ablation. Electric shavers that rub against the skin with rotary or oscillating heads should also be avoided. From day 14 post surgery a beard trimmer may be used lightly every few days if necessary. Razor shaving may be tentatively commenced 6 weeks after your procedure.

 

 

 

Full Ablation – Stage 2 face care (week 5 to week 12 post surgery)

 

Facewash

 

Face can now be washed normally in sink or shower with a facewash such as Avene Cleanance or Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. Warm water (not hot) should be used otherwise you will increase redness after washing.

 

Moisturiser

 

If you are disciplined enough use of Aquaphor or Vaseline should continue for as long as possible throughout this period. It is common however to begin to become tired of the excessive greasy appearance caused by these barrier ointments. You may therefore attempt to switch to CeraVe Facial Moisturiser Cream in the morning after facewash. It is important to hydrate the skin even though you may not have used a moisturiser prior to the procedure. Failure to do this will increase inflammation and redness. Skin sensitivity is still high during this period and it is entirely possible to develop sensitivity/allergy/contact irritant dermatitis to moisturisers and sun cream. You will be able to tell if this is the case as your skin will become red, itchy, bumpy and a burning or stinging sensation will be felt. Despite the offending moisturiser or sun cream you will feel dry and tight rapidly. If this issue develops be prepared to switch back to Vaseline.

 

 

 

In the evening before bed and after washing it is still advisable to use Aquaphor, Vaseline or Neova CU3 copper peptide healing cream.

 

Products: Aquaphor, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, Neova CU3 copper peptide cream

 

Sun Cream

 

You may tentatively start to use sun cream at week 5. Be prepared to stop using it if you develop irritation or allergy. There is no gain from protecting against the sun by invoking an allergic reaction. If you are a darker skin type hyperpigmentation is in fact more likely in this case. If sun cream irritates the face stop applying it. Continue with a default basic routine of Aquaphor or Vaseline only. If you manage to tolerate sun cream well then it is fine to apply it morning time after moisturiser.

 

Sun creams – La roche posay antihelios 50

 

Foundation/Tinted moisturiser/Anti-redness creams

 

It is usual at this stage to become fatigued by redness or in darker skin types, to feel self-conscious because of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is normal for patients to wish to camouflage this. The risk and benefit of any product must be assessed. If that product irritates the skin redness and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation will be prolonged by its use. So the short term gain that is won through camouflage is lost by prolonging the pigmentation or redness issue. You will still be under close supervision and only a message away from the DrHConsult team at this stage. So make sure to alert the team if you believe you are experiencing a problem when commencing these types of products.

 

Foundation –  Lycogel Camouflage Foundation (requires colour matching) Contains SPF 50

 

Tinted SPF – Skinceuticals UV protection 50 tinted / Heliocare tinted SPF

 

Anti-redness – Lycogel green tint foundation for redness / Eucerin anti-redness green tint

 

 

 

Full Ablation – Stage 3 face care (Week 12 onwards post surgery)

 

In over 95% of cases patients will be able to re-instate their normal face care routine at this point. Actives such as retinol/tretinoin can be cautiously re-introduced. Glycolic or salicylic acid exfoliators can be re-introduced. Niacinamide and anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C can also be re-introduced. Dr Hussein will conduct a 3 month in clinic (where possible) review. After photos will usually be recorded at this stage as now is the time where healing should be complete enough to make accurate before and after assessment. Dr Hussein will happily discuss you skin care routine at this point and can make appropriate recommendations.

COST

Fully Ablative CO2 Laser & Erbium YAG:

  • Full face fully ablative CO2 OR Erbium YAG laser resurfacing including eyes: from £3,750
  • Eyelids (Upper and Lower) fully ablative CO2 treatment ONLY: from £2,250
  • Erbium Light epidermal resurfacing: from £2,250

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Excellent service. I had a birthmark under my eye removed 30 years ago and the scar was now very noticeable and the... cheek under the eye sagging a good inch or so. I had the full co2 Ablation and the results are excellent. The skin around eyes is tight again and you would not know I had had the birthmark removal. The scar is now very very faint. In fact all the sagginess around eyes is gone and also sun and smoking damage to skin repaired. Service and follow up communication was excellent.read more
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Stephanie Moustafa
00:07 08 Dec 21
I have had two Fraxel laser treatments with Dr H over the past few years and I have had amazing results. He sorted out... my melasma and my skin looks amazing. I am so happy with the results. I now go to see Dr H every 3 months for laser treatments on a surgical scar on my neck. The results so far are amazing. I can't recommend him highly enough.read more
Heather Clarke
Heather Clarke
17:42 21 Oct 21
I was referred to Dr H by a consultant dermatologist for the co2 ablative laser on my face but due to a significant... waitlist went ahead with an alternative provider. I did still make an appointment with Dr H as I was keen to get his input. He recommended my eyes to be lasered combined with a general tidy up of my face using the co2 laser and my neck and chest using the halo laser.I loved the time he dedicated to talk things through with me and the preventative measures he used, as well as his very personal approach before, during and after the procedure. It was extremely re-assuring to have easy access, particularly in the days and weeks following the procedure. I have just had my 4 month post procedure review abs and very happy with the resultsread more
Noula Friend
Noula Friend
13:35 22 Sep 21
I honestly don't know where to begin.. I was feeling quite down about my sun damage/pigmentation and having to wear... make up every single day to cover this up. I really try and look after my skin and be so careful in the sun but the damage was done from many years ago when I was working abroad and got too much sun exposure and the damage started to appear in my early to mid 30's. I have had a light skin resurfacing about 6 years ago with Dr H, at the time, he wasn't doing the fully ablative resurfacing. When I contacted Dr H again about my skin, he said we needed to sort out the sun damage and that he would do two passes for me, one to get rid of the dark spots of sun damage and the second pass would be to tighten the skin. I booked in and had the usual numbing cream and I also had the local anaesthetic injections to ensure I was as comfortable as possible. The metal eye shields were comfortable and the whole procedure was OK considering what an awful patient I can be at times. Dr H explained what he was doing all the time, nothing came as a shock or surprise. Recovery was tough for the first 4 days, with the swelling and oozing but it is SO worth it. I was in contact with Dr H whenever I needed reassurance, he responded to me every day and I was sending regular updates and photos and he was pleased with my progress and reassured me that what I was feeling, thinking etc was all good and to be expected. I am 5 months post surgery now and I get so many compliments about my skin looking flawless. The best part is that it keeps getting better AND I don't have to wear make up if I don't want to. Dr H is honestly my real life hero, he has the biggest heart, the care he has for his patients is incomparable, he insists on having direct contact with his patients all the time which is so reassuring. Most of all, I admire his passion and commitment to what he does and how he continues to incorporate the latest technology and pushes the boundaries to give his patients the best results. You HAVE to have the downtime to get the results. Don't waist your money on the cheaper treatments, its really not worth it. Thank you Dr H for giving me my confidence back and my refreshed face, you are my Hero!read more
Julie Moria
Julie Moria
23:49 09 Sep 21
I had fully ablative CO2 treatment with Dr H just 5 weeks ago and I am over the moon with my results so far. I have... really tried to keep my expectations low because being in my mid 50’s with very wrinkled skin in such poor condition I needed a miracle. Well just wow, I keep half expecting that I am going to wake up to the nightmare of my old skin. Dr H has really made me feel a million dollars I would never put a review on with a picture but I am so so happy with the results and still have the pinkness to fade yet.Dr H has been available daily with encouragement and advice, I am so happy that I trusted in him, for me it’s the best thing I could have done and I will never be able to thank him enough for the difference he has made giving me confidence in my appearance and now I know longer need to avoid looking at myself.read more
Thomas Voigt
Thomas Voigt
11:57 08 Sep 21
I saw Dr H Consult in May for acne scar treatments and I am deeply impressed with the results. Over the course of some... months he performed punch excisions and laser treatments and you get what he claims: unique results! He is right - you get the best results when you go fully ablative and/or use a combination of different laser types. I am now post 4 weeks after my last laser treatment and results speak for themselves - Trust me: he is the best!read more
J M
J M
12:38 05 Sep 21
The worst experience of my life! This doctor is not a doctor at all but a vile scammer and really needs to be sued!!... Please do your research properly and do not trust him to fix your skin issues. He has no integrity and does not have a duty of care for his patients at all. I wasted a lot of money with him for no results whatsoever, but more damage if anything with time. Now I'm still fighting to get my health back and it's almost been a year already.Save your precious time, money and protect yourself. I really hope people are careful with him because he promises results and fails to deliver. He claims he’s the best in the UK and is very arrogant but yet can’t deliver results. He also claims that he is the only one in UK who does fully ablative laser on his website but there are many dermatologists who does the same treatment so he's not telling the truth. Stay safe everyone!read more
Debbie Cox
Debbie Cox
18:04 23 Aug 21
I am delighted with the fully ablative laser treatment performed by Dr H towards the end of July 2021. My skin has... been pitted with acne scars for as long as I can remember, being 65 years old thought little could be done to improve the situation.Before Dr H's amazing procedure I viewed skincare products as a method to camouflage my flaws, not as tool to enhance my appearance. A month has gone by and already my skin feels " baby smooth"!Still have some redness and dryness to contend with at this stage, but Dr H's WhatsApp facility available to you post procedure, any concerns or queries can be dealt with - it has been an invaluable asset.I so thankful for the care and attention I have received.read more
Nikita Pittam
Nikita Pittam
18:26 20 Aug 21
Dr H treated my fingernail wart today at his lovely Harley Street Clinic using his CO2 laser. I was greeted with warm... welcomes and professional service throughout, with Dr H answering all of my questions and reassuring me throughout the procedure. He made sure my finger was completely numb before beginning and talked me through what he was doing which was really calming. I was then given thorough aftercare instructions and the creams to go with it so I was all set. He was confident the procedure was a success which is always what you want! Dr H really is the best in his field and I wouldn’t go anywhere else for his laser expertise.read more
Mel20
Mel20
13:39 20 Aug 21
Cannot recommend Dr H enough for fully ablative laser. I got an infection post treatment which was managed very well... and the aftercare and end result were excellent - definitely worth the downtime to achieve this result! I wouldn't go anywhere else for treatment as he is an expert in this fieldread more
CB Buckley
CB Buckley
10:39 18 Aug 21
I had a Halo treatment with Dr H and it’s been amazing!! Dr H has been wonderful from start to finish. The procedure is... relatively painless and the aftercare is excellent! I felt very safe in his hands knowing he is skilful and knows exactly what to do. He corrected all my skin concerns and I am so happy to have my face back!! I recommend without hesitation.read more
Sarah James
Sarah James
14:45 15 Aug 21
I’ve been coming to this amazing Dr for quite a few years now. I can’t speak highly enough about him. He is a truly... amazing professional who is very clever at what he does. I recommend him very highly and only ever have been really happy with the things he has done for me. I have had so many compliments on my skin and for that I thank Dr H.read more
eeera280
eeera280
08:24 11 Aug 21
Been trying to book an appointment for a few weeks now, nobody has gotten back to meVery unprofessional
Galya L
Galya L
14:50 01 Aug 21
Doctor Hussein is one of the best dermatologist in UK if not the best. I can’t recommend him enough. He is very... knowledgable and professional in his field, yet he is very down to earth. I have been searching for a good dermatologist for the past 3 years, until I finally found him.I had a fully ablative CO2 laser 3 months ago and it has changed my skin dramatically. I used to have a lot of acne scars and large pores, which at this point are significantly improved (about 50-60%) and the overall appearance of my skin is much healthier than before. The procedure itself is a bit painful but it’s totally worth it. First 3 days of the recovery were the worst part for me personally as I was very exhausted and my face was very swollen. From day 4 onwards I was gradually getting better and by day 8 I had my face fully peeled off, tough it may take a bit longer for some people. From week 2 till week 5 I’ve had hyperpigmentation which was very annoying but it has settled down at week 6. Currently, I still have a bit of pigmentation on my cheeks but it’s easy to camouflage it with a medical grade foundation. For those of you who are still unsure weather or not to go ahead with that procedure I would strongly recommend you to get in touch with doctor Hussein, you won’t regret it!read more
Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor
07:47 15 Jul 21
On 29th June I had fully ablative CO2 resurfacing for facial rejuvenation with Dr Hussein. I am 54 years old and had a... huge amount of sun damage from living in the sun for almost 20 years, although I don’t smoke I had lines around my mouth that looked like I had been smoking my whole life, also I had a large amount of loose skin on my upper eyelids and lines and poor skin around my lower eyes. If you care to look at DrHconsult Instagram page you will see me having the process on his post of 30th June. The process itself is relatively painless and during the hour or so that I was having treatment I would say the last several minutes were uncomfortable but more like having an electric band pinged against your akin. The eye shields that protect your eyes look scary but you don’t even feel them (I don’t wear contact lenses but should imagine they would feel similar) I didn’t take the prescribed meds to calm me as I don’t even like the after feeling you get from the dentist and Dr Hussein did warn me that I would shake a during the process but to relax, to be honest he spoke to me continually through the process both reassuring me and telling me what he was doing which was a good distraction. The first few days were uncomfortable, I chose not to take pain relief and just took the antibiotics prescribed. Looking in the mirror was horrifying for the first 4 days, your face literally drips onto your chin and your face is swollen, weepy and itchy. Dr Hussein checked in with me daily, most days more than once as I continually sent him photos asking “is this normal” “should I look like this” I am just over 2 weeks into the healing process and could not be happier with how I look, my skin is smooth and tight and my eyelids look better than they have in 30 years. My face is still red but the last couple of days I can see that it is lessening and could take a little while to go completely. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am 100% satisfied with the process, treatment and care I received and could not recommend Dr Hussien highly enough.read more
E Jones
E Jones
10:04 05 Jul 21
Had CO2 resurfacing for acne scars. Was promised a very safe procedure but ended up with A LOT more scarring,... pigmentation issues and very obvious textural changes. His follow up was not good and I was left feeling that he didn't really know how to deal with the issues he had caused. I do not recommend this doctor at all.ETA: It has been a long time since this procedure now and if anything the destruction that he caused has only gotten worse as time goes by.read more
Mhamad Ahmad
Mhamad Ahmad
23:21 28 May 21
To those who suffer from acne scars and wrinkle I would highly recommend Dr H to you.I had a fully ablative laser... with him and my scars almost disappeared specially those on cheeks, some left (beside eyes) but are definitely better.I tried 3 different dermatologist over a period of THREE years but did NOT got even 10% of what I've got with Dr H, taking my money and time into considerationIn my opinion, DO NOT waste you money and time if you suffer from such a problems just go there and got it sorted.Good luckread more
Nooraishah Khan
Nooraishah Khan
11:16 04 May 21
PLEASE READ TO AVOID WASTING YOUR OWN TIME.Waited for over a year for my appointment and was cancelled without any... notice or even an apology.Staff are disgustingly rude and have no manners whatsoever.Used to admire Dr Asifs work but it looks like the success has got to his head which is a real shame.Money and precious time will be taken from you so please do not fall for this scam.Stay safe lovely people.read more
Cocoa Bora
Cocoa Bora
11:08 04 May 21
This doctor helped treat my hyperpigmentation the most compared to lots of time and money wasted attempting other... treatments - if I had known I would have booked treatment much sooner! I was prescribed a cream which helped fade most of the pigmentation in a good period of time and given steroid injections for raised bumps in the skin. He also injected a cyst I had in my neck for many years and made it disappear, not even a scar! He is very personable and the clinic is well kept and clean. Would highly recommend.read more
Gemma Ariel
Gemma Ariel
16:27 30 Apr 21
During my initial consultation Dr h was extremely informative and listened carefully to my concerns.I have great... confidence in the treatment plan he has recommended. Additionally the team at skin were friendly and welcoming.read more
Juliet Hargrave
Juliet Hargrave
18:58 17 Apr 21
In February 2021 I had full ablative CO2 laser treatment for fine lines particularly under my eyes which were really... starting to bother me. I did a lot of research and decided Dr Hussein was the most experienced in his field and the only specialist in the UK to do this specific treatment. I was incredibly nervous about the procedure but can honestly say it was painless and I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed . It’s a slow recovery and you need to be patient -but it will be worth it. Dr H was in touch every day as I sent photos and he advised me on what to do . This is an incredible service and I have never heard of any consultant being so attentive. 8 weeks on and my skin is smooth and the fine lines have disappeared!! It looks healthy and more youthful. I would highly recommend Dr H and I would have it done again in the future. If you are unhappy about fine lines and want younger plumper looking skin book an appointment with Dr Hussein .read more
Phoebe Street
Phoebe Street
12:17 30 Mar 21
I had fully ablative laser resurfacing 2 months ago and I’m really happy with my results. My main concern was acne... scarring on my cheeks, which has dramatically improved. Special shout out to the whole team who were all so helpful and lovely. I felt I could call or text any time if ever I had a concern. I'd recommend Dr H to anyone who is serious about improving acne scars. I wasted far too much time and money trying things that just didn't work, before discovering this. Thank you!read more
Kristina Kristina
Kristina Kristina
16:58 28 Mar 21
I had a Taylor Liberator subcision, Dr. H was extremely kind and explained everything about the procedure, the... anesthesia, the recovery time. Everything went well and I am extremely happy with the results I see, maybe over 50% improvement.☺️ Thanks to Dr. H and Iulia for everything they did for me. I plan to make a CO2 laser with Dr H for even greater effect. He is the best doctor for acne scarring!read more
Michelle Machado
Michelle Machado
14:04 26 Mar 21
Extremely pleased with Dr H and Lulia who have been extremely attentive with my treatment. So pleased to finally have a... specialist who understands acne scarring and has the tools and knowledge to help people.Just wish I was referred to him earlier in my journey.read more
RNat Morris
RNat Morris
23:09 23 Feb 21
I had one session of laser co2 on my acne scars and nearly all (apart from the ones Dr H advised needed more treatment)... are gone! Had I have listened and gone for the further treatment advised by Dr H I believe I would be completely scar free - Dr H will advise what will and won’t work for your skin, I think it’s important to remember everyone heals differently and you need to wait for full results (my skin was still changing 9 months after treatment). Listen to what’s advised and be patient, this treatment isn’t an over night fix but it will fix you more long term than any other treatments on the market!read more
Rositsa Petrova
Rositsa Petrova
22:12 18 Feb 21
I have recently underwent Taylor Liberator Subcision and Fully Ablative Laser treatment, recommended by Dr Hussein. It... was the last big step for me to end a 10 year cystic acne journey, which had left me with incredibly deep scars all over my cheeks, dark spots plus I already had large pores and some wrinkles. My face was a very hard task for him to deal with.I am lost for words to say how grateful I am for the incredibly precise work he has done. Last time I saw my skin looking like this I was 13 years old!He is very friendly and an absolute professional and perfectionist! He supervised the healing process day by day and was very responsive to messages, which made me feel very secure.Every time I see my face in the mirror I am bursting with joy and I am only 2 weeks post treatment! Dr Hussein gave me back my confidence and I will never be able to thank him enough for the way he's changed my life!read more
Kara Pearson
Kara Pearson
19:07 08 Feb 21
I had the fully ablative CO2 laser resurfacing procedure done, I am 2 weeks post treatment and the skin is already... looking 80% improved. I had scarred textured skin with fine lines, and even after 2 weeks I can dramatically see the difference. DR H has been on hand to answer any questions, worries that I've had during my recovery. I've had contact every day with instructions on how to treat my skin according to how it is healing, which I have loved so I know im getting what my skin has needed rather a fixed plan. As we know we all heal differently and some people may take longer, so the day to day guidance was perfect for me. The procedure was actually relatively pain free and the worst a 4/10, I was made to me feel comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. I'm excited to see further results for next 3-6 month's, and I really can not thank DR H enough for restoring my confidence. Im looking forward to showing off my new skin with no makeup on, and finally not having to worry about it every day anymore. I highly recommend DR H, my only regret is that I didn't find him sooner.read more
Lou Kenlock
Lou Kenlock
18:19 06 Feb 21
Amazing! I am beyond happy. Dr Hussein is a master. He recommended Co2 fully ablative laser for me, and even after... two weeks my eye bags and wrinkles have gone. I look 5 years younger. Don't even think about going anywhere else. 100% recommendationread more
Natalie T
Natalie T
23:21 24 Jan 21
I've been going to Dr. Hussein for almost 10 years now and he's always provided amazing results. I completely trust him... with my face!Recently, he has done my CO2 laser resurfacing and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Skin feels a lot smoother to the touch, some old acne scars are gone completely and those that haven't have been significantly reduced, eyelids are less droopy and small under eye wrinkles are gone.read more
Adrian Cutcliffe
Adrian Cutcliffe
16:44 24 Jan 21
My experience of treatment and aftercare by Dr H Consult was first class, second to none. I attended clinic for... treatment of rhinophyma and sebaceous hyperplasia by co2 laser, I also has a viral wart removed and checked. Throughout the consultation Dr H told me exactly what was going to happen including before, during and after treatment. He maintained contact everyday during recovery and was very quick to respond. Furthermore the staff at the clinic were very responsive, supportive and helpful. I'd not hesitate in recommending Dr H and his staff or have any concern approaching them if I needed other treatment. Oh, and the before and after treatment comparison is notable for its improvement and everything I was hoping for - the picture refers the before and after (the before treatment is on the right!)read more
Paris Hamilton
Paris Hamilton
15:49 16 Dec 20
The best doctor for laser treatment. I've tried many treatments for open pores and tighter skin with minimal or no... results at all. CO2 laser skin resurfacing helped me a lot. Recovery is quite long but it's definitely worth it and results are even more visible 3-6 months after the treatment.read more
L Pyne
L Pyne
16:22 25 Nov 20
If you are considering fully ablative C02 I can highly recommend Dr H. From start to finish he has been brilliant -... very informative from initial consultation and fully there for you throughout your recovery period. The results of my new skin are simply amazing. I can honestly say that I have had over 90% reduction in wrinkles, I now have no visible signs of sun damage and the overall texture has majorly improved. I know that this treatment has a longer recovery time than other lasers but trust me its worth it!!read more
Daniel Mclean
Daniel Mclean
11:45 24 Nov 20
I have/ had a visible red bumpy birthmark on my neck and have received treatment from Dr H and it has settled quite... considerably, with the majority returning to skin colour. The birthmark used to be so much more prominent however over the course of several treatments, Dr H has managed to gradually reduce the birthmark both in size and texture so that it is almost completely flat. Several stubborn blood vessels remain that are still undergoing treatment, however my confidence has increased substantially throughout the process and I am now much less self-conscious when wearing an open collar shirt to work.The level of professionalism and customer service that Dr H provides is second to none and I would like to extend that compliment to all the staff there that meet and greet you and make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in. An all round excellent service that cannot be faulted or recommended highly enough. Thank you, Daniel.read more
Jill Hogge
Jill Hogge
09:04 17 Nov 20
I had a fully ablative C02 laser resurfacing 3 weeks ago recommended by my dermatologist as I had sun damage and many... many age/liver spots. Three weeks post procedure my skin is completely blemish free and looks fantastic and I can't wait to show my face to the world once lockdown is over! Dr H was in contact with me continually throughout the healing process which, I won't lie, is difficult and uncomfortable the first week but each day gets better and better. I would not hesitate to recommend him for this procedure, you will not regret it!read more
Christian Budde
Christian Budde
08:34 09 Nov 20
This doctor is amazing! I visited a lot of doctors before and none of them was able to make my scar less visible. Some... Doctors said they can’t see anything so it’s even more funny that someone like dr Hussein was able to see and solve the problem within minutes. Even the whole atmosphere was very nice and normally people get nervous in doctors offices but here i was not scarred a bit of the procedure. I thought the guy knows what he is doing. My opinion is that a lot of doctors out there are scarred of treating acne scars cause they are not able to give you improvement and using techniques that can’t give results. Anyway you loose your money on these procedures and should go to someone who just treats acne scars - even if he is abroad. He has amazing skills and is one of the most down to earth doctors I saw. Very rare!read more
Lindsay Hurst
Lindsay Hurst
22:27 07 Sep 20
I am delighted with the treatment I had with Dr Hussain. My whole experience and following his guidance has yielded me... results that are far greater than I could have imagined. I have not had this kind of treatment before however I can say that everything that was explained matched my experience and I was given guidance and answers to my questions throughout the whole process. I had seen before and after photos on Instagram and for some reason had not expected my results to be so good however my results are amazing.I highly recommend Dr Hussain and will be recommending him to my family and friends personally. If you are in any doubt have a personal consultation - this treatment is a game changer. ***Note for reviewer before this is posted publicly - is there any way to share this with Lindsay H? I tend to not use may full name online. Thanks ***read more
S Sanon
S Sanon
10:19 03 Sep 20
I had full ablative c02 laser on face and eyes. I have skin type 4 mixed ethnicity. Results are spectacular all wrinkle... on face and eye lids gone. . On the day face covered with numbing cream and local anaesthetic jabs. Then eye protection under lids. Laser process took 40 mins. 2 weeks after skin redness reduced and healing nicely. Dr H and staff amazing giving WhatsApp for you to send a photo each day so he can monitor healing. Highly recommend himread more
Roxanne Carter
Roxanne Carter
21:31 27 Aug 20
Had my C02 fully ablative laser recommended by Dr H in my consultation, this was recommended due to scarring on my face... that really bothered me. He said he believed he could get a 60% improvement and I couldn’t wait to get those kind of results after many treatments before with little results.Staff were very welcoming on arrival I was numbed with cream and then injections. The procedure lasted around 40 minutes mostly pain free some areas around my jaw were a bit sore but manageable as Dr H was very reassuring throughout. Most painful part I would say immediately after for around 45mins, I would say your almost in shock but that does go then it’s a very sunburnt feeling and very swollen.Recovery is lengthy but for results we are after i would say it will be worth it in the end. Im still in recovery atm but it gets better every day. My recovery had been complicated by pseudomonas but managed quickly and effectively by Dr H, he always available through WhatsApp and prescribed what I needed straight away and got it under control.I do have texture issues and indentation marks and probably massage Him everyday checking that it’s normal, But it is very early days and Dr H has assured me this will all go. I’m very excited to see the end result over next few months.I will happily come back for 6 months photos Too, thanks Dr Hassien.read more
chantelle johnson
chantelle johnson
08:29 22 Aug 20
I was fortunate to meet Dr H when I booked an appointment via skn for my long lasting acne issues. I had seen many... expertsBut was finally diagnosed correctly by dr h, he prescribed medication which has finally stopped the acne. I have scaring however rather than suggesting expensive treatment which does not work he reassured me it would clear in time. I have not given him 5 stars because I’m too scared too just in case the acne returns however he really does deserve 5⭐️read more
I P
I P
13:26 19 Aug 20
After researching the best anti aging measures I could start taking approaching my 30s and in addition dealing with... unwanted imperfections I had developed along the way so far from spot picking, smoking/vaping, late nights and not taking overall care of my skins health, I decided to research more in-depth about laser skin resurfacing as a way in my mind to wipe the slate clean so to speak and really give myself a strong kickstart to taking care of myself and my skin. Upon discovering Dr Hussein, it was soon a flutter of the lashes to my lovely partner who paid for my treatment! And drove me over to my consultation! We both agree Dr Hussein is a wonderful man, he was thoroughly experienced and educated in laser skin treatments and has a YouTube channel showing how he performs treatments, covering a wide range of skin rejuvenation techniques. Not to mention his patients experiences videos after Thier healing can be seen on his Facebook and Instagram pages! At my consultation i decided this was the man to perform my treatment. From first approach he was polite confident and did a thorough examination of my skin, he also explained what I would benefit from, expectations and was extremely clear of the downtime associated with this treatment.Day of the procedureThe staff at skin were as welcoming and wonderful as the first time I met them, the lovely lady who works alongside Dr h came and applied my numbing cream and put me at ease, after about a 40 minute numbing wait the lady brought me into the room where I was to have my treatment, Dr h was extremely reassuring the whole time, asking if I was comfortable, explaining everything he was doing and was even kind enough after my treatment to explain everything to my partner, since I was drowsy and tired ( please have someone to escort you home) he gave me his contact number to monitor me throughout my recovery. Following days after treatmentNext dayMy face swole as expected eyes super tight and puffy the following day, it was a little scary due to the fact I couldn't see too well, (this is completely normal and to be expected though) Am and pm routine for 10 daysWash with dermol apply Vaseline or aquaphorMedsUpdate Dr h with selfies By day 2 yellow oozing and crusts were on my face (which is a good sign) and this continued for a couple of days, Dr h assured me everyday that things were going well I was healing as I should beBy day 3 all major swelling was gone and eyes looked all youthful and bright - outstanding! Skin was still peeling and gross though Day 4-7 still around the clock aftercare and support from Dr h via calls and Watts app, things were vastly improving, any questions I had were answered promptly, Dr H was extremely supportive! (Overall mood from day of treatment to day 4 was eat sleep and repeat lol. Plenty of high calorie snacks and fluid) Day 7-10 fucibet cream was to be applied for 3 days am and pm followed by my Vaseline Day 10 - today using gentle face wash and moisturising cream by a brand called ceraVe and spf 50+, skin looks brand new, little bit of rough texture on cheeks which is common after resurfacing and will always settle in a few weeks, I am looking forward to seeing my full results in 3-6 months, I don't want to speak too soon but I don't have a visible imperfection on my face! Dr h is the only person who will be performing any future treatments I may ever need later down the line in regards to laser. I have passed on his information to my sister and mother who will no doubt be in touch with him soon! Many thanks Dr H and team!read more
Miss L
Miss L
21:20 30 Jul 20
I had fully ablative co2 laser resurfacing 15th February this year (it is now July) and it was quite an experience!... This is a long one which will hopefully be helpful to anyone considering having it done who would like some insight. I will start by saying that I'm probably not the most obvious candidate for it as I'm only 30 and have been fortunate enough not to suffer acne scarring however I am a skin obsessive and perfectionist so I see a thousand flaws and I had it done as I wanted to get rid of some of the fine lines that had taken up residence over the last 5 years or so as well as other imperfections. The procedure itself wasn't painful (at least not most of the time) and Dr H was very reassuring however it does leave you feeling rather in shock afterwards I found, so if you can, have someone waiting for you after. I was prepared for pain in the immediate recovery days what I wasn't prepared for was how little I would be able to see due to the swelling up around my eyes (audio books are your friend at this point people! Also plenty of painkillers and food that you can eat without having to open your mouth too wide because that will hurt too.)I had a week off from work and then I had to go back and well looking at me was definitely pretty shocking - no longer hideous like I had been (there is a definite hideous monster stage of recover, no point sugar coating it) but pretty darn shocking. I had a lot of odd looks and as a teacher I gave my poor kids a bit of a shock but thankfully kids are super accepting. Every time I caught a glance of myself in the mirror though I'd be like "wow the kids are amazing!" they treated me just like normal after the initial morning of shock wore off and honestly I looked pretty awful for a while. Kids are way better at that stuff than adults. You just have to roll with it and concentrate on making sure you're doing everything right to help your skin recover. I didn't rush to put make-up back on or anything because honestly why potentially mess something so major up by not just waiting a little while longer. I did unfortunately get an infection around my eyes which meant they took longer to heal overall but Dr H soon got the infection itself cleared up and he checked the selfies daily. The recovery can be hard, I expect some people heal a lot more quickly than I do but I'm not a fast healer and it isn't easy to constantly have to put yourself out there not looking like yourself. It was at least month before I started feeling like my outside reflected my inside again and it can make various aspects of life difficult. Shortly before lockdown happened in the last week of schools being open I was wearing very light make-up again and looking passably normal but although probably not noticeable to most people I was pinker in overall tone and that takes a long time to fade. I was finally feeling attractive again though - yay! I think my skin appreciated lockdown and having more time of zero commute/pollution/little make-up as it gave it more recovery time and I now look totally normal. Well I say normal...I look better! The little lines around my eyes - gone! My cheeks - plumper! Gotta love that collagen. My mum says my cheeks remind her more of 19 year old me. It has also slightly softened the frown between my eyebrows (that thing is a curse) It hasn't totally perfected my skin but it has done a darn good job of all but the most problematic area of it. My friends say I look really good and I did not look bad before! It is quite fascinating because it is basically impossible for someone to put their finger on exactly what is different but something subtle is. I think if you had more skin irregularities or older skin you would probably see more dramatic results but it would still be very natural looking. I would have it or something similar done again in another 10 years or when I felt it needed doing but I urge you do plan enough down time! Was it worth it? Yes..but I'm not rushing to go through that recovery again ;)I hope this has been helpful 🙂 Thanks Dr Hussein 🙂read more
Siobhan Todd
Siobhan Todd
18:27 30 Jul 20
5 star results and 5 star service. I felt at ease in Dr H and his staff’s hands throughout my co2 laser resurfacing... treatment and after treatment, Dr has been on hand with any questions I’ve had and regular updates throughout my recovery. I received co2 laser mainly for acne scarring & marks and have noticed a dramatic difference in texture already, I feel like I have new baby skin 🙂read more
Laura Robinson
Laura Robinson
17:21 19 Jul 20
I am literally over the moon with the results of my fully ablative CO2 laser treatment. I have spent years researching... for the perfect Doctor and correct procedure to help reduce my acne scarring, I finally decided on Dr Asif and travelled from Liverpool to London for the treatment. Dr Asif and his team are so professional and supportive both during the procedure and the following weeks. I would say my skin is looking 80/90% better than before. Thank you so much Dr Asif, you're the best.read more
Anne Swan
Anne Swan
19:03 14 Jul 20
I am absolutely delighted with the results of my CO2 laser treatment. It was a big decision to have it done but Dr.... Hussein and his team could not have been more professional, more helpful or more supportive - both during the procedure and in the weeks following it. The improvements are considerable but look totally natural and I feel so much more confident. Thank You!read more
Aura Bo
Aura Bo
18:00 10 Jul 20
I had tailored liberator subcision with Dr Hussein, he was so friendly, knowledgeable and professional! The procedure... was not painful at all, you'll be under local anaesthetic, and even after that you feel 0 pain! The recovery was super quick just 1 day. You can see results the day after, I can see a major improvement in my tethered scars and I am also having done in 1 month the Fully Ablative Laser. If you have acne scars, trust Dr Hussein, he is honestly the best specialist out there! I cannot thank him enough, he brought so much confidence in my life!! 5 *****read more
PKo99 MD
PKo99 MD
11:26 07 Jul 20
I reached out to Dr. Hussein, from the US, to discuss ablative laser resurfacing and to discuss his approach with acne... scar cases. He couldn’t have been more friendly and attentive during these discussions. He clearly understands parameter control and was willing to share his insights which is very appreciated. Happy to have met him and would recommend him to anyone in need of resurfacing. You will be in good hands.read more
Sandra Gil
Sandra Gil
14:39 04 Jul 20
I had the CO 2 laser with Dr. Asif Hussein and the results are amazing eventhoug I was very apprehensive about the... whole procesure his professional team kept me at ease. Dr. Asif shows his passion and guide me throug the whole journey. I'm very happy a 100% recomend..read more
Bianca B
Bianca B
15:53 03 Jul 20
I was so impressed with Dr Hussein and the entire team. Very happy and pleased with the visible results after my laser... treatment. Amazing staff and an even more amazing service!read more
Teresa Ryan
Teresa Ryan
11:53 03 Jul 20
Dr H was recommended to me as in the past I had a bad experience with a Dermatologist sometime ago. I could not... recommend Dr H more as from the first consultation Dr H was honest and straight forward about the treatment I needed for acne scarring. Dr H recommended Subcision first followed by C02 Laser. Dr H fully explained the reason for the Subcision and i am glad I went for it. I have seen a significant difference in the scarring with the Subcision alone. I have now followed this up with the C02 laser and although I am still in the healing process, I am looking forward to seeing the results. Throughout this, Dr H has been in contact, and taking me step by step through the process. On both treatments, Dr H was very reassuring and informed me of what he was doing and when, which relieved some of the anxiety. I also have to mention Lulia, who has been great again through both treatments Both make a great team.read more
Iria Behbahani Ortola
Iria Behbahani Ortola
09:42 18 Mar 20
I am very happy with the result!I had very large pores and sun damage on my skin, I had halo laser but it was a light... laser for the size of my pores so we attempted a mild Co2 laser, today is day 11 and I can't be happier with the results, the large pores have reduced a lot! My skin looks younger, healthier, still a bit red but that will settle soon.I have definitely achieve what I wanted I am not going to wear make up foundation for a while ????. Dr H has been there for me every time I had a question, daily since the first day giving me advice and looking after me. It was the best money investment I've done on my skin. Also mention Iulia, she has been incredible taking care of me while I had the treatment as I had to go on my own to the clinic, reassuring me and making sure I was fine. I know how important is this as I am a nurse myself, they both made me feel like at home. Thank you all! ????????read more
Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox
12:51 08 Mar 20
I was recommended Dr Hussein by a friend and have been having anti-aging treatments for a couple of years. I am always... very happy with the results and find him highly skilled, reassuring and friendly. He offers wise skin advice and his treatments are targeted at exactly the areas that need work, non invasive & quick procedures. His results are subtle and natural which is exactly what I want to achieve. I highly recommend Dr Asif Hussein.read more
Scan Services
Scan Services
17:31 04 Mar 20
A few weeks ago I have done CO2 laser (fully ablative laser resurfacing) with Dr H and I can highly recommend him. I... truly like the way how he keeps in touch with patients, checking on you, taking care of you.He definitely knows what he does! I can already see big improvement on my skin texture even though I know my skin still needs loads of time to fully settle so the improvement will continue.Thank youread more
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