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The Importance of a Quality SPF

Summer is here which makes us all very happy but we cannot reiterate enough the importance of a quality SPF or sunscreen. It’s absolutely essential that from a young age we also instil into our children the importance of using sunscreen and how easily it can come off if you are in a pool on holiday or swimming in the sea. And it’s not just when we are on holiday that we should be using SPF cream we should get into the habit of applying it here in the UK every day.

The key is to think about yours and your family’s skin, we don’t want your skin to get damaged by the summer sun, so we believe it is important to be informed about the dangers of sun exposure at all ages.

Sun exposure can be so incredibly bad for your skin because it induces chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation is a destructive process that leads to abnormal cell function and weakens skin’s immunity, specifically the immunity that helps skin repair itself. Sun exposure will weaken skin’s ability to repair damaged DNA so with repeated sun exposure, more mutated cells appear (pre-cancerous cells that will eventually cause skin cancer).

Sun exposure will also disturb many cellular functions and normal skin texture, resulting in discolouration, premature ageing, increased dryness and rough texture. It can also cause sensitivity and redness, as skin becomes photosensitive due to inflammation induced by sun. Damage from repeated sun exposure will be apparent later in life as leathery skin texture and accelerated skin ageing (earlier and deeper wrinkles and folds).

With Dr Shirin’s recent appointment as a Faculty Member of the highly acclaimed ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi UK Academy which promotes excellence in skin health we definitely recommend their SPF Products. So if you want professional-grade sunscreen that protects against the full spectrum of harmful radiation, ZO Skincare is the key.

WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Every sunscreen shields against the ultraviolet spectrum, but what about the damage caused by high-energy visible (HEV) radiation? This radiation, also known as “blue light,” can be just as harmful to skin. Defend your skin from the full range of rays with SPF offerings from ZO® Skin Health. Designed to help shield skin from both UVA/UVB and HEV light, and IR-A (infrared rays), each product has been endorsed and recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Let us help you make the right professional sun protection choice for the whole family. Get in touch to book your skincare consultation today, call 0758 2061515 or email info@elite-aesthetics.co.uk

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What Our Clients Say...

4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Dartford, King’s Hill, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Charlotte was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given products that were within my budget.
I was able to pick the products up with an hour, all the safety restrictions where in place and worked very well.
I was very excited to use my new skin care products.
And I was not disappointed, they were amazing and my skin felt amazing too.
I was 100% satisfied with the service I received from the moment I called Elite, every member of staff was friendly and professional.
I am looking forward to attending the clinic to have some treatments very soon.
Thank you ladies for all your help and for making me feel at ease and confident with the viviscal professional products I purchased.

AZ

Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. Confidential pictures are taken to review progress which is great. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. (Dermal Fillers Bromley)

HV

Charlotte was great and gave some good advice for my skin! Thank you and will definitely recommend your services now I know where you are :)

RE

A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.

CS

Great clinic, lovely, clean and modern. Charlotte was excellent, knowledgeable about the treatment whilst also friendly. The facial itself was very enjoyable and my skin looks and feels tighter and smoother. I highly recommend the Hydrafacial Treatment.

SamantaL

Dr Shirin’s professional approach fills you with confidence. The clinic is modern and efficiently run. They certainly do their utmost to help and advise their clients. I am 100% satisfied that I made the right decision in choosing Elite Aesthetics!

AnnaC
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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

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