Skin Tightening Treatment


As we age collagen production slows down, skin loses its elasticity, tone and fulness and the contours of the face and body appear less defined. Normal changes in skin that come as we age include more visible wrinkles and sagging skin, uneven texture, dryness, and thinning of the superficial layer of the skin.

Dr Russo is able to restore a youthfully look providing the correct skin tightening technology according to the level of ageing. From the latest non-surgical Thermage FLX with no downtime, for mild skin laxity to minimally invasive Morpheus 8 and Acutite for more severe skin laxity.

Dr Russo has pioneered skin tightening procedures since 2004 and we have performed more procedures than most UK clinics. We are one of the first clinics to offer the new Thermage FLX, Morpheus 8 and Acutite.


We are one of first clinics in the UK to offer the new revolutionary non-surgical Thermage FLX skin tightening treatment.

Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and no downtime. Thermage stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results. Thermage is an effective treatment for skin tightening on the face, neck and décolletage, as well as the body. The treatment is an effective solution for sagging skin, loose jowls or lack of definition in the jawline, sagging skin under the chin and wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and forehead.

Dr Russo has been providing Thermage since its launch in 2004.

From Thermage NXT and CPT  to the latest Thermage FLX that adds speed and ease of use to the only monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device FDA-cleared for use on body and facial locations, including the eyelids, with a single treatment.

Thermage is the first monopolar, capacitively coupled RF device that has been FDA-indicated for non-invasive treatment of periorbital, facial and body wrinkles, and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. "And it is the only RF device that can be done with a single treatment as shown in peer-reviewed studies, histology and long-term results."

Thermage FLX shortens treatment times by 30%. Treating the face and neck takes around 45 minutes and around 20 minutes for eyelids. "I perform all my Thermage treatments myself. I have a relationship with the patient, and a captive audience. We chat about everything," Dr Russo said.

“I have not had to give any medication for my Thermage FLX. Patients are awake, alert and very comfortable during treatment,” he said. Patients generally experience little or no downtime, just transient redness.


RF Micro-needling is our newest treatment modality, which combines RF fractional technology with micro-needling. The needles create minuscule injuries to the skin, stimulating a natural healing response. Part of this response includes the production of new collagen and elastin fibbers which tighten and smooth the skin, resulting in a healthier tone and texture to the skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. RF Micro needling has been clinically proven to delivery fractional radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis, which further enhances skin tightening and scar reduction.

Dr Russo is the first UK derma-surgeon to use this technology and has performed more treatment than any other clinic in the UK.

The treatment is performed with local Anaesthesia and has a very minimal recovery time of 24 hours.

This treatment will provide face and body skin tightening, improvement of acne and traumatic scars, stretchmarks, active acne, large pores and pigmentation.


Accutite is the latest minimally invasive skin tightening treatment, which can lift and tighten the face, body and neck and reduce sagging jowls, deflated skin and wrinkles and lines without having to go under the knife.

Accutite is designed to target specific areas of the face and body with ultimate precision. It can help to restore these areas to their original youth and vivacity without the need for invasive surgery. The system uses radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to tighten loose skin and restore its shape.

Accutite combines an external electrode and a slim cannula (hollow needle) attached to a firm handle. After a local anaesthetic is applied to the skin, a tiny incision is made into the skin. The cannula is then inserted through the incision to the deeper tissue layers. Throughout the treatment, the external electrode stays above the surface of the skin and communicates with the electrode in the cannula, sending a low radio current through the skin to stimulate a natural regeneration and tightening reaction, rather like a zipper, to ‘zip’ the skin back to firmness.

The procedure is FDA approved and completely safe, particularly in the expertise hands of leading Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Dr Russo 

Accutite is designed to target areas on the face and neck that show visible signs of ageing and are unreachable without surgical intervention. The upper face, such as upper and lower eye bags, cheeks, brows and forehead, and lower face such as jowls, smile lines and the neck can all be treated

Skin Tightening