Dr Dimitra Kontogiorgi is a fully qualified GMC registered doctor and a Specialist dermatologist-venereologist. She was awarded the specialty of Dermatology-Venereology following training and board-certified exams in Greece. She is a member of various medical associations including American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), Hellenic Society of Dermatology and Venereology (HSDV) and Hellenic Society of Dermatological Surgery (HSDS).
She is currently working as a Consultant dermatologist in the NHS since 2015. Apart from medical dermatology, she is passionate about aesthetic dermatology and highly trained in a variety of anti-ageing procedures including botulinum toxin injection, HA fillers, micro-needling, platelet rich plasma treatment, thread lift and skin peels.
1. Anti-wrinkle Treatment
This is the most popular anti-ageing treatment that can treat, smooth out or even prevent lines and wrinkles:
- on the forehead,
- between eyebrows (worry lines),
- around eyes (crow’s feet)
- bunny lines on the nose.
- gummy smile
- smoker lines around mouth
It is a quick and convenient treatment with botulinum toxin injections (Botox, Azzalure) that give a natural and refreshed appearance.
How it works?
Botulinum toxin stops temporarily muscle contraction and therefore improves dynamic (expression) lines. The results last for 3-5 months.
Interestingly, these injections have been proven successful to treat chronic migraines, by injecting on the forehead, scalp and neck.
2. Dermal and Lip Fillers
Dermal fillers enhance facial characteristics and offer a more youthful appearance by reversing the first signs of ageing.
They are used to restore volume loss in ageing face and to help soften deep lines. Nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks and under eye circles can be treated immediately without any recovery time. HA fillers can also enhance and balance facial features like lips, chin and nose.
We use hyaluronic acid fillers (HA) which is a natural component of the skin which maintains skin hydration. HA is degraded by body’s own enzymes and its levels in the skin are being reduced with age. HA fillers are temporary fillers and their results last for 9- 18 months depending on multiple factors, including metabolic rate, treatment area and type of filler used. The treatment involves the use of either a needle or a cannula. Topical anesthetic cream can be applied beforehand for a pain-free treatment.
Lip augmentation is very popular nowadays delivering natural looking gorgeous lips by injecting HA filler. In order to avoid overfilled unnatural lips, the treatment should be performed in stages in different visits. The results last for 6-12 months.
3. Microneedling (Dermapen)
Microneedling is suitable for:
- acne scars
- stretch marks
- skin rejuvenation and fine lines
It is a minimal invasive procedure which activates collagen production through minor trauma of the skin. It involves the use of an automatic needle pen (Dermapen 4) with very fine sterile needles that cause tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the natural wound-healing response in the deep layers of the skin, stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen. The use of a topical anesthetic cream guarantees a pain-free treatment. Three treatments six weeks apart are recommended initially for skin rejuvenation but more treatments are required in case of acne scars.
Our treatments are performed with Dermapen 4, which is the world’s first digital and bluetooth microneedling platform.
4. Skin peels
Skin peels are used to treat melasma, uneven skin pigmentation, mild acne and to brighten up the skin. Different types of peels and combinations are used to offer a customized treatment to fit everyone’s need.
A TCA peel reduces the signs of sun damage with wrinkling and irregular pigmentation, and improves skin surface and texture. A low concentration TCA peel (easy TCA) reduces the risk of side effects and the recovery time. For optimal results it should be repeated every 2 weeks for four sessions. Glycolic acid can be an alternative peel for younger patients.
Salicylic acid peel, azelaic acid or modified jessner peel is ideal for mild acne and can be used in combination with other acne treatments.
Specially formulated skin peels will help to improve melasma and uneven skin colour.
Mesotherapy is the injection of vitamins, anti-ageing substances and hyaluronic acid in the first layers of the skin, offering immediate hydration, making the skin looking smooth, toned and healthy. The treatment is pain-free and should be repeated for 4-8 times (every 2-4 weeks) for long-lasting results. The treatment improves the overall quality of the skin and is suitable for face, neck and chest.
Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) can affect patient’s self- confidence causing embarrassment and prevent them from having a normal social life.
Neurotoxin injections (Botox) is an effective treatment for different forms of hyperhidrosis including axillary (armpits) and craniofacial (forehead, temples, scalp) hyperhidrosis. The treatment involves the injection of tiny amounts of neurotoxin in the affected areas and the results last for 4-6 months.