Todays men & women want to look as good as they feel

 

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER:  your choice of either:

  • Up to three skincare products half price (to include tretinoin 0.05% and all Obagi skincare products we usually stock), or
  • Up to 6 months eyelash enhancement half price
  • These offers are available at the time of your appointment when you spend at least £300 on any Botox® or filler treatment.  Offer starts now and ends on 31.1.22 (for clients in Bath and Scotland, offer ends 31.3.22).  P+P £5 on all orders.

 

BOTULINUM TOXIN AND COSMETIC FILLERS (Children) ACT 2021 

As of October 1st 2021, according to the recent Children’s act banning the use of botulinum toxin and dermal filler use for cosmetic purposes on children under the age of 18, we shall require evidence of date of birth in all new, young clients.

COVID 19 UPDATE

There have been a few reports in the press regarding facial swelling following Covid vaccination/booster, in areas previously treated with dermal fillers.  Swelling tends to be mild and to resolve spontaneously without treatment.  However, in line with expert opinion, I feel it would be prudent to avoid dermal filler treatment within 3 weeks of Covid vaccination.  Those who have been treated with fillers should not ideally subsequently receive a Covid vaccination within 3 weeks.

We are still able to take your orders for Obagi skincare products and eyelash enhancement.

020 8946 9694/dr@stjohnclinic.co.uk

We wish you all well during the coming weeks.

Helen St. John MBChB MRCOG

Filler Face Lift

Mrs TS before Mrs TS after
Mrs TS before Mrs TS after 7 fillers

Cost per Juvederm filler £395
Buy 4 receive 1 free
Buy 6 receive 2 free

Buy 8 receive 3 free, etc.

expected to last more than 2 years

Maintenance 1 or 2 fillers per year

 

 

TRETINOIN vs RETINOL – information, side-effects, contraindications

Topical vitamin A-based drugs called retinoids – the most used and most studied anti-ageing compounds – reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Tretinoin, originally under the brand name Retin-A, was the first retinoid. It was used as an acne treatment in the 1970s, but researchers later discovered that it also fades sun spots, evens pigmentation, and speeds the turnover of cells on the skin’s surface.

Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. As your skin becomes acclimatised to tretinoin, it will function optimally becoming less prone to dryness without reduced need for additional moisturising. However, it takes three to six months of regular use before improvements in wrinkles are apparent – and the best results take six to 12 months.

Tretinoin (eg. ketrel, stieva, amongst others) is a retinoid which is available only on prescription.

In addition, several over-the-counter products containing retinoids, such as retinol, are available. Because they’re not as strong (and therefore less irritating), they are not asffective in reducing wrinkles as tretinoin, but they do improve the appearance of photo-aged skin.

Instructions for use

At night time, apply no more than a “pea” sized amount onto freshly washed facial skin. Start with twice weekly use and build up over a six week period to alternate day use if tolerated.  Avoid the delicate eye area, nose corners and the area immediately adjacent to the lips. A similar amount of this product can also be used on the backs of the hands and on the décolleté.  The neck skin is more delicate and smaller amounts should be used less frequently on this area.

Side effects

Because retinoids can cause skin dryness and irritation, it is recommended that tolerance is built up gradually over several weeks. Side effects are expected and a necessary part of your journey to more youthful skin. These drugs must be used continually to maintain their benefits.

Wear a sunscreen during the day, because retinoids increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
Use moisturisers initially as necessary to combat dryness.

Contraindications

Prescription strength retinoids should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

 

 

“LIP FLIP” – subtle lip enhancement:  £50

 

Eyelash growth – Latisse/Lumigan Bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml

Latisse/Lumigan Bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml
1 month:     £45
2 months:  £85
6 months:  £170
Plus £5 p+p – includes applicator brushes

Latisse is the brand name for the eyelash enhancing characteristics of bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml, a prostaglandin analogue and is available in the UK under the brand name, Lumigan, or simply the generic drug, bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml.

Bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml is a prescription for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) making eyelashes grow longer, darker and thicker. There are several eyelash enhancement products on the market but the only product containing the active ingredient bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml is FDA approved.

This eye drop, when applied to the roots of the upper lashes daily for 16 weeks, doubles lash fullness and makes lashes longer and darker. Results may well be noted from 3 to 4 weeks of continuous daily use, but it is thought that maximum effects take up to 16 weeks to fully develop.  There are anecdotal reports that application directly to the eyebrow results in stimulation of hair growth to this area.

When bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml is discontinued, lashes will slowly return to their previous appearance.

If you have eye problems, you must consult your doctor before using this product.

Common side-effects are itchy or red eyes.  Eyelid skin darkening may occur which is likely to be reversible. Lumigan may very rarely cause increased brown pigmentation of the coloured part of the eye which is likely to be permanent. This side-effect may occur in those with mainly brown eyes.  Hair may grow on the skin that bimatoprost 0.3mg/ml frequently touches.

Shrinkage of the fat cells in the tissues around the eyes might result in a slightly hollowed look in susceptible clients.  This has been reported in clients using these drops in the eye for the treatment of glaucoma.  It is not known if this side-effect occurs in those using drops on the eyelid skin for purposes of eyelash enhancement.  Conversely, this side-effect can improve the appearance of those with puffiness around the eyes where there is excess periorbital fat.  This side-effect is reported to usually reverse within weeks of discontinuing the use of this product.

Procedure for ordering this product:

1   Send an email to:  dr@stjohnclinic.co.uk including the following personal details:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile number
  • Full postal address (for receipt of your order by recorded delivery)

2   State the number of months you wish to order (please see price list above)

3   We will email you a consent form.  Please read and agree to it and email it back to us.

 We will call you to take payment by debit/credit card.  The product will then be dispatched to you.

Please expect to receive your order within 2 to 5 business days.

 

*NEW clinic at Wimbledon Common – opened July 2021

Address:  1 North View, Wimbledon SW19 4UJ

1 North View looks out directly over Wimbledon Common, a few minutes walk from Hotel Du Vin/Cannizaro Park.

Parking is easy to find on North View or on neighbouring Camp Road or West Place.

Nearest train station:  Wimbledon (mainline/tube) approximately 1.5 miles/30 minutes walk from North View.

Bus (no. 93) stops at Wimbledon War Memorial (stop R) and is an 8-minute walk away.

The Fulham, Sloane Square, Wimbledon Park and Clapham clinics have now closed.

 

Forthcoming Scottish clinics – 2022:

Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Glasgow – every 8 weeks approx.

Glasgow / Edinburgh:   January 29th, March 26th, May 28th

Aberdeen:  January 30th, March 27th, May 29th

 

Forthcoming Bath clinics – 2022

First Thursday/Friday of each month, changing to first Wednesday/Thursday of the month from December 2021:

January 19th/20th, March 2nd/3rd (TBC)

  • Address:  St John clinic at the Apthorp Centre, Weston Road, Bath BA1 2XT

 

Forthcoming Great Tew clinics – 2022

Fridays/Saturdays from 10am:

January 21st, March 4th

 

Clinics Timetable

All appointments 020 8946 9694 or dr@stjohnclinic.co.uk

Monday:                          Richmond (2pm – 6pm)

Tuesday:                         Wimbedon Common (2pm – 7pm)

Wednesday:                   Richmond (10am – 1pm)

Thursday:                       Wimbledon Common (3pm – 7pm)

Friday:                             Wimbledon Common (3pm – 7pm)

Thursday & Friday:        Bath:  1st Wednesday/Thursday of the month (all day)

Friday/Saturday:            Great Tew, Oxfordshire  (once per month)

Saturday/Sunday:          Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen (every 8 weeks approx.)

 

Introduction

Lady St John of Bletso MBChB MRCOG

Lady St John of Bletso MBChB MRCOG

Modern rejuvenation techniques have empowered us in the fight against the effects of ageing, ensuring that we look our best and feel good about ourselves whilst enjoying our lives to the full.

The St John Clinic was founded in 1995 by Dr. Helen St. John MBChB MRCOG to provide facial rejuvenation using the latest proven techniques with muscle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and Obagi skincare as well as the treatment of hyperhidrosis, all provided with sound medical practice.

Whilst undergoing rejuvenation treatment at The St John Clinic you can be confident that you are in the safe hands of a fully qualified doctor as Dr St John carries out all treatments herself. Rejuvenation is carried out without surgery.

Dr St John MBChB MRCOG has worked as a doctor for 26 years. Much of her postgraduate training has been in the surgical specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology culminating in membership to the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG).

 

Skin Rejuvenation

Twenty years ago she saw the potential of non surgical treatments to rejuvenate the face. Her practice, the St John Clinic has expanded with the addition of a highly successful treatment for excessive underarm perspiration (hyperhidrosis)

Find out more about Hyperhidrosis treatment