“As the pioneering French Medical Beauty Clinic from Paris, we have been serving our loyal clientele for over fifteen years in France. Formed under the medical directorship of Dr. Bernard Hayot, (a revered eye surgeon and anti-ageing specialist) our professionalism and range of surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments ensures that our service is consistently excellent.
Our Medical Director, Dr. Hayot, maintains that a more medical approach to beauty is important to obtain the best results. With Dr. Bernard Hayot and his hand-picked team of surgeons, doctors and nurses, Epilium & Skin promises to become the leading French Medical Beauty Clinic in London – bringing a natural French touch to modern aesthetic medical practice.
Restylane Refresh products can help to gradually improve your skin’s condition, increasing elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. A refreshed look can be achieved with Restylane Skinboosters treatments.”
The clinic is on George Street with a cheery neon wall sign and a light, bright reception area. Neither the reception team or nurse were French, but their first clinic is in Paris so I’m guessing it’s the doctors, treatments and overall philosophy that make the clinic Gallic.
First, a lidocaine-based anaesthetic cream was applied to my face with the exception of the forehead and nose. Skin-boosters are only used in the cheeks and chin as the skin on the rest of the face is too thin and the injections could leave bumps. Next, a blue grid was drawn across my face to mark the injection sites. The pen wipes off with just a finger but helps the nurse ensure the injections are evenly-spaced and cover the whole area.
Next came a series of jabs, not massively painful, but there were quite a few of them. The treatment is fast and the injection sites barely showed. I was advised to massage my face ‘a sensible amount’ over the following few hours, which I found somewhat confusing as a guideline! But there was very little downtime, and I went about by daily business straight after.
Reasonably subtle, but my skin felt smooth and possibly needed less moisturiser. The clinic and manufacturer recommend a course of three treatments, so the benefit could be cumulative.
25-27 George Street W1U 3QA;+44 20 7486 5134; epilium.co.uk