About Dr. Mario Luca Russo, MD, MSc
"DR MARIO LUCA RUSSO is widely recognised as a leading authority on premature skin ageing and rejuvenation procedures."
DR MARIO LUCA RUSSO, MD, MSc
Renowned Internationally for his revolutionary work in reversing sun damage and premature skin ageing, Dr Mario Luca Russo, M.D. is a London-based cosmetic and dermatological surgeon and lecturer on skin rejuvenation, cosmetic dermatology, cutaneous laser surgery and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques. He has pioneered the use of Botox, Fraxel, Coolsculpting, PRP and Stem-Cells in Europe and for over 20 years, has been the secret weapon behind some of the world’s most famous faces, having built a reputation as the doctor who makes people look and feel younger. He is also acclaimed for his use of combinations of injectable treatments such as Botox and fillers to achieve great results without a look that reveals that cosmetic work was done. He is renowned for his laser and cosmetic treatments, and he strives to apply the latest scientific research to deliver the best possible care and results for each patient.
With Clinics in London’s Harley Street and Knightsbridge, and a patient list that includes celebrities, politicians and royalty, Dr Mario Luca Russo is widely recognised as a leading authority on premature skin ageing and rejuvenation procedures. A surgeon by training, with more than 30 years of clinical practice, he is in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC No 3411429).
Dr Russo has been invited to several talk shows, radio and TV programs to discuss the latest rejuvenation procedures, premature skin ageing and the correct use of sunscreens, including SKY NEWS, CHANNEL 4, BBC LONDON RADIO and GMTV. He is also featured regularly in a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Evening Standard, Vogue, Tattler, Harper Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and GQ.
He is a Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the British Association of Dermatologists, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Russo graduated in 1988 magna cum laude in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Padua, Italy and earned an MSc in Fetal wound healing from University College, London in 1995.
Before your treatment
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Plan your treatment well ahead, avoiding any important events, holidays and exercise classes.
Please read the information on this site regarding your treatment and let us know of any medical conditions in advance. Sometimes it can be useful to send us photos before your appointment so we can assess and advise you on the most appropriate treatment.
How do I book an appointment?
The best way to view appointment availability and book your slot is via the online scheduler on this website. You will need to register first then you can see all availability and select a appointment that is convenient for you. If you experience problems with, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Alternatively call us on 0800 0096 596.
Can I have my treatment during my appointment?
We always prefer that you think about your options properly before committing to any treatment, however, we do recognise that many people have spent years "thinking" about their area of concern, and have often travelled long distances to visit us. We are happy to provide nonsurgical treatments on the day.
Please do get in touch with us prior to your appointment so we can provide you with as much information as you need and can then come to your appointment well-informed and ready.
At your appointment
When you arrive, you will be greeted by our clinic staff and asked to complete our patient information form. You will then be seen by Dr Mario Luca Russo for a consultation to run through your concerns and your treatment options. Photographs are always taken before and after treatment. These photos are not shared unless agrred with you. After your treatment, you will receive all the necessary aftercare advice.
Payment is taken on the day prior your treatment. We accept all major debit and credit cards and cash payments, except Amex.
How long will my treatment take?
Each treatment and all patients are unique and the treatment is always personalised. This means that treatment times can vary. On average, appointments last around 45 – 60 minutes, which includes consultation, treatment and aftercare. Ocassionally, appointments do overrun. We will never rush a treatment, so we do apologise in advance if we do run late sometimes. We respect your time and value your trust, but patient safety is always our foremost consideration.
Does it hurt?
Non-surgical treatments are remarkably safe and relatively painless to undergo.
We use extremely fine needles and special techniques that minimise any pain. The products we use most of the time contain anaesthetic. Overall, pain rating from popular treatments such as the 3-point rhino and lip enhancements are around 2/10 according to our patient experience.
Are these treatments safe?
All treatments carry some risks.
However, we have selected the best products and we use very specialised techniques to make sure that these risks are at an absolute minimum. Furthermore, we only operate in properly equipped medical facilities, so you can be assured that we can handle professionally any complication.
After your appointment
What am I not allowed to do after treatment?
After non-surgical treatment, we ask that you avoid make-up or other skin applications for at least 24 hours. We also ask that you refrain from exercise and avoid hot showers, steam rooms and sun beds. Massage of the area is sometimes recommended and you will be given details of this after your treatment.
Do I have to come back for follow-up?
A follow-up appointment is available for you after 2-4 weeks from treatment. You are not obliged to attend. On average, we find that around 15% of our patients return for a review appointment. We do like to stay in contact with our patients so we provide you with contact details should you wish to contact us after treatment.
At The Clinic & Medispa we believe in offering patients a complete, transparent and clear picture of costs when choosing their treatment. In line with GMC guidelines of good medical practice, we do not offer discounts, incentives or 'packages'.
Our fees vary and reflect practitioner experience, treatment complexity and clinic location.
Check our full fee structure below. If you have any queries, please do get in touch.
Please check our Terms and conditions before you book.