Medical Grade Skincare

At Dr. Kate Aesthetics, Cockfosters, North London

Medical grade skincare in London

Healthy skin matters

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and many factors impact its health. Internal factors such as genetics, ageing, hormones, and conditions such as diabetes affect your skin. Some of these internal factors cannot be influenced, but there are many external factors that can. When your skin is healthy, its layers work hard to protect itself. But, when compromised, the skin’s ability to protect itself is impaired. As a result, using the right home skincare is the best approach to improving your skin’s health and to support your skin in maintaining its protective role.

After a detailed skin history and assessment we are able to come up with a skincare routine that is effective and unique to you as an individual and your skin’s particular needs. This will help you to achieve healthy skin and allow your skin to age well. Skin that is healthy will always enhance the results from your aesthetic treatments.

Looking our best and getting the best possible results from our aesthetic treatments starts with great skin. Skin looks great when it is healthy. 

Healthy skin is skin that is:

  • Hydrated – it is protecting itself and is producing it’s own natural moisturising factors.
  • Smooth it is soft and smooth in texture.
  • Firm and tight -It has good elasticity or how I like to describe this is its bounce back ability.
  • It is an even colour and does not have multiple blemishes and age spots.
  • Tolerant it is tolerant to the surrounding environment.
  • It is free from disease.

Self Evaluation


1=Poor 5= Best

Even in colour
Free from disease

Total = 

30 = Healthy skin

The essential first step to achieving healthy skin is a simple effective cleansing, exfoliating and toning regime.

The next step is using products to prevent future damage and keep our skin healthy. Products to repair  damage and restore our skin may also be needed. 

The final step is to protect the skin from UV damage. UVA/UVB, high energy visible (HEV) light, and infrared (IR-A) rays. UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots, reduced skin elasticity, the degradation of skin texture, and many other signs of skin ageing

What is medical grade or pharmaceutical grade skincare?

These are skincare products that are formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients compared to skincare products you find on the high street or on line. As they are more powerful they work better and penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin to actually bring about a change in the skin. Medical grade skincare brands that we offer include ZO skin health, Obagi, pH formula and Cyspera. 


ZO skin health

The dynamic bond between science and skin health is the essence of ZO Skin Health. The products push the boundaries of traditional skincare with powerful ingredients, patented formulations and unique delivery systems. 

ZO® Skin Health, believe that everyone can achieve and maintain healthy skin, regardless of age, ethnicity, skin condition or skin type. The comprehensive product and peel range offers targetted solutions for hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea and ageing concerns as well as preventative and protective care for all skin types. 

For more than 35 years, Dr. Zein Obagi, Board-Certified Dermatologist, has pioneered advanced skincare solutions based on his philosophy of creating healthy skin as opposed to merely treating disease and damage. His visionary approach has earned him an international reputation as a leading authority on skin health and rejuvenation. He is ranked among the world’s top experts on chemical peels and is highly skilled in treating skin of colour, often tackling the most difficult cases from around the world. 

Inspired by the legacy + breakthrough contributions of Dr. Obagi, ZO® Skin Health continues to redefine and advance the science of skin health. ZO skin health offers products and therapeutic solutions, powered by the latest scientific advances. ZO Skin Health formulations are continuously innovated and refined to optimise skin health and deliver outstanding results for every patient.


With over 30 years of clinically proven results, Obagi Medical Products are the Number 1 physician dispensed skin care range in the world. Obagi Medical® Products have been specifically formulated to transform the skin from within to result in younger, healthier-looking skin. The Obagi Medical® Product range helps reduce the visible signs of ageing such as fine-lines, wrinkles, melasma (dark sports), hyper-pigmentation, laxity and uneven texture with additional targeted treatments for acne.  Obagi is a complete skin care company designed and tested for every skin type – there really is a solution for everyone.

pH Formula

pHformula is the first pharma-cosmeceutical treatment line which is the result of an innovative alliance between cosmeceutical and medical prescriptions. The pHformula treatment system is based on the technology of skin resurfacing. Although it has been around in some form since the 1980s, skin resurfacing represents the next level of skin care and anti-ageing. Scientific advancements have greatly enhanced the understanding and knowledge of what skin resurfacing is and its potential. 

pHformula has taken skin resurfacing even further; with dermatological, non-invasive and tailored skin resurfacing treatments based on over three decades of combined scientific, medical and skin health knowledge and experience. regenerative medicine with the concept of creating controlled chemical skin resurfacing. The action of controlled chemical skin resurfacing is totally different than conventional peelings. Peelings mainly cause skin exfoliation, whereas controlled resurfacing actively provokes an accelerated form of cell regeneration in the different layers of the skin, whilst trauma and superficial irritation are reduced. 

The skin resurfacing system is targeted to the needs of your skin type – whether that is anti-ageing, hyperpigmentation, chronic redness, acne, wrinkles, or even if you are looking for an instant boost. Different treatments can be combined in a specially-designed program with controlled strength and depth depending on the sensitivity levels of your skin. The ‘layer and leave-on’ treatments don’t need to be timed as the products are self-neutralising and can be left on the skin. 

A package of integrated support products can be used at home, guaranteeing the best possible results and maintenance. The ‘outside in’ and ‘inside out’ philosophy ensures powerful nutrients are put to work inside, while your skin is rapidly restored on the surface.


Cyspera is clinically proven to be fast and effective against hyperpigmentation. 

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin concern which occurs when an excess of melanin is produced by melanocytes, the pigment cells and then moved up to the skin’s surface. 

Cyspera is a novel cysteine isobionic-amide complex that activates powerful synergistic effects for improved pigment correction and skin health. It produces a significant improvement in the appearance of discolouration. It has a fast onset of action. It is well tolerated for long term use. It has powerful antioxidant activity for improve skin health.


The anti ageing stem cell authority. All Calecim professional products are formulated with the unique ingredient, rejuvenating conditioned media. The active complex offers an unprecedented combination of proteins and growth factors physiologically balanced exactly a nature intended to enhance skin function and regulate cell turnover. 

Derived from patented umbilical cord lining extract, Calecim professional skincare can treat multiple signs ageing as a daily at home maintenance regime. We used in conjunction with aesthetic in clinic procedures, Calecim professional can amplify skin’s natural restoration process, resulting in improved aesthetic results, as well as reducing post procedure downtime, swelling and discomfort.

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