In recent years, there has been an increase in minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Lasers and ‘intense pulsed light’ devices are now often used to treat people with skin conditions in dermatology due to it being a safe, fast and effective cosmetic procedure. 

Below is a list of just some of the skin conditions that can be treated using minimally invasive procedures.

Acne & Scars

Clinical studies have shown IPL acne treatments to be comparable to prescription antibiotics for the treatment of acne. Results can normally be seen within two weeks of treatment, with continued improvement over the following three months. 

IPL treatments also stimulate collagen production to help repair the damage caused by the acne infection. As a result, the treatment provides a long-lasting improvement in both acne and the overall skin texture.

Those suffering from severe acne scars, which can not be addressed by other lasers, may respond to Co2 laser skin resurfacing.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Skin tightening is a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment to reduce the appearance of line and wrinkles and tighten loose/sagging skin. Skin Tightening works by using radiofrequency safely and comfortably heating the dermal layer of the skin. This triggers the skin to produce collagen and elastin, giving an instant appearance of tighter smoother, and younger-looking skin.

Skin is supported by underlying collagen and elastin which diminish with age, causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) skin rejuvenation stimulates the body’s own natural processes to form new collagen and elastin, delaying the process of ageing. The light used during IPL treatments doesn’t have dangerous UV or infrared rays and it doesn’t generate heat, so it can’t burn the skin.

The treatment we all know as a Botox® injection has been formally approved for cosmetic use to reduce these lines and exaggerated facial expressions mainly on the upper third part of the face and neck. Anti-wrinkle injections are a fast and simple procedure proven to be completely safe.

Moles, Warts & Skin Tags

Laser mole removal involves using the laser blade as a very fine and precise cutter which at the same time cauterises the base of lesion to prevent any bleeding. This results in minimum scarring. 

Most moles, warts and skin tags can all be removed with a single treatment. Repeated treatments may be required for Nevi moles due to the depth of pigment, but most patients will have complete removal with just one session.

Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a proven non-surgical medical procedure that has been successfully used to eliminate very small varicose veins and thread veins (also known as spider veins) for over a century. The procedure itself is quick, non-invasive and simple – which means little or no downtime!


Rosacea is a chronic disease that affects millions of men and women, in which the facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance. There is currently no known cure for rosacea but there are treatments available to help you control the symptoms. It has been investigated that the use of intense pulsed light for the treatment of the redness, flushing, and breakouts associated with rosacea would have a significant effect.

At JR Medical, a cosmetic clinic located in Highfield Gardens in Southend-on-Sea, we can treat many different types of skin conditions with a range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetics, our consultant dermatologist will try to help you choose the right path in making you look and feel good with minimum cost and maximum results.