FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 14 March 2022

Happy Monday dear readers! A day later than usual but we have a very good excuse, London!  More on that road trip later.  Last week was an eventful week filled with memories which will last a long time. We started the week off celebrating International Woman's day on Tuesday 8th. To celebrate this amazing day, we brought to your a little something special on our socials. Here at FTT Skin Clinics we are so proud to be a strong team of amazing woman who are supportive, ambitious and driven. This week we thought we would share with you the story of our wonderful Clinical Intern Nahl who is based at our Hamilton Clinic. Watch the video here to hear Nahl's story of how she came straight from school to FTT Skin Clinics to become our intern, why she loves being in a team of woman and why she loves her role in Medical Aesthetics as a gap year whilst she waited and waited to get into uni to do medicine.  And Aberdeen University came through for her!  Massive congratulations to Nahl.Nahl's Internation Woman's Day Story

Last Wednesday we brought you some mid week entertainment in clinic with Nurse Frances and Make Up Artist Laura Dawson, live on Instagram for our live demo of RF Microneedling. We have missed speaking to our community live over the last couple of months, however we plan to have more Instagram lives with Frances and different guests coming regularly this year. If there is any topics you'd like covered then let us know.  Frances, Anna and Laura demonstrated our amazing new RF Microneedling Machine, which has proven to be a massive hit in clinic, with lots of delighted patients.  This was Laura's first time have RFM Radio Frequency Microneedling and now certainly not the last.. Over the 30 minutes of coverage, Frances took to all your questions as well as discussed how to develop the perfect treatment plan combining it with Profhilo for Face and Neck and with Profhilo BodyProfhilo Body? We hear you say! Yes Profhilo Body, you heard correct. Profhilo is now such a must have along with anti-wrinkle treatments for face and neck, the lust worthy Profhilo now can be used all over the body, and is now available at FTT Skin Clinics. If you would like to find out more about either of these two treatments or how we can combine them in your bespoke treatment plan, book your complimentary consultation in clinic by heading to our website here or giving us a call on 01689458954. Watch back our RF Microneedling live demo by heading to our Instagram!
Watch our RF Microneedling Live Demo Back Here

We continued the week with more celebrations and surprises! Saturday morning we woke up to some amazing news from our Nurse Gillian up in Inverness. Meet our latest FTT baby boy, Luke El Deeb was morning Saturday morning in Inverness weighing in at 7lb. Massive congratulations to our Nurse Gillian and her husband Oz from all of us ar FTT. This year we have had an amazing 3 new gorgeous family members to the FTT Family, it certainly has been a mini baby boom at FTT Clinics! Continuing, Frances and John hosted a cocktail master class for their youngest Annie's 18th! Two mixologists set up the party last Saturday evening, conjuring up Mohitos to Strawberry Daiguiris for the group of 20. Happy Birthday Annie, we wish you all the birthday blessings from FTT Skin Clinics!
A Week of Celebrations!

The main reason why we're a bit late with our newsletter this week as we've been working hard, playing harder down in the big smoke! It's 3 years since the biggest British ACE Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition took place over two days with the Aesthetics Awards 2022.  Frances also took to the stage to be part of an expert panel with Mr Mark Devlin from Glasgow, MaxilioFacial Surgeon and Dr Johanna Ward, Cosmetic Doctor with Frances also carrying out a full face rejuventation on her model.  We will share all the photos on our social media and on here next week.  The weekend finished on a high on the Saturday night with a super glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony which is quite simply the Oscars of the Aesthetics Industry. This year Nurse Frances is once again on the judging panel with a small group of her peers, the UK's top Nurse's & Doctors in medical aesthetics. It was a fabulous evening and we'll share the best bits next week I promise.  We have also brought home some new technologies from London so watch this space.  This week we will also be hosting a film crew from London who will be filming 7 patients having Full Face Rejuventation FFR by Nurse Frances.  We are all very excited about this so keep an eye out on socials for all the best bits.  I hope you are all well and we all look forward to seeing you in clinic really soon.  In the meantime, if there is anything you would like help with or to talk to one of us about please do not hesitate to contact us as we are first and foremost medical practitioners and if we don't know the answer be assured we will find out for you and refer on.  Take care everyone x
ACE & Awards Saturday March 12th 

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 6 March 2022

Hello dear readers as we welcome March with open arms. The last couple of months we've had storms, snow, dark mornings, early nights. Now, entering March we can't help but notice those delightful early signs of Spring! Snowdrops as well as lighter pink skies in the evening. We've almost made it out the other end of a very Scottish Winter, yeeeha! As-well as the shift in seasons we're noticing right now, we've entered a new moon in Pisces (what on earth is she talking about I hear you say.) Not all of us look into astrology, but to shine a little light, the new moon in Pisces will feel like a refreshment, a new month for new goals and new beginnings. So March, let's have you! As we approach International Woman's Day & Mothers day we have some great gift ideas for both your mum and you, more about this on our social media and upcoming newsletters in the next couple of weeks.

Mothers Day Ideas From FTT 

This week Nurse Frances was back up to her monthly treatment days in Inverness, from Anti-WrinkleDermal Fillers to the brand new RF Microneedling for our Inverness patients. It was great seeing familiar faces as well as welcoming new patients to our clinic. Aesthetician Nikki is filling up quickly with her Bespoke Facials and you can't get enough of being in the treatment chair. If you are looking to book in with Nurse Frances for her Inverness clinic next month, drop us a message or give us a call to book in now as appointments are limited!

Frances Inverness Clinic April Dates

To celebrate Mothers day coming up this month, we are putting together the perfect Mother's day package for you or to gift this March 27th. Now offering Profhilo Body with RF Microneedling, a package perfect to suit those who may have concerns over skin texture, scarring, stretch marks and crepey skin. Combining these two brand new treatments will provide you with maximum results when it comes to your skins elasticity, not just the face but full body. Anywhere! If you would like to find out more information on either of the treatments, join us next Wednesday 9th of March where Nurse Frances and MUA Laura Dawson will be going live on Instagram to show you exactly how RF Microneedling works! We will be discussing all the areas you can target with RFM as well as it's amazing results and combination treatments which work hand in hand with this amazing machine based treatment. Simply head to our Instagram next Wednesday at 19:00pm, where you will have the chance to ask any questions to Nurse Frances and Laura Dawson. We hope to see you all then!

Nurse Frances RF Microneedling Instagram Live
Wednesday 9th March 9th 19:00pm

This week we could not wait to show you are transformation of the month. Just look at our 5 year stunning transformation on Angela, wow! Angela has been a patient at FTT for 5 years. She regularly gets muscle relaxing toxin injections, and over the years we have carried out monthly FTT Bespoke Facials. We have also treated Angela using MaiLi Dermal Filler for increasing volume in the skin, and Ellanse to improve the quality of her skin. Regular treatments in small amounts have resulted in her natural, refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. In between treatments as well as her FTT Bespoke Facials, Angela has her Skincare down to a T with the right FTT products suited to her skin type. As you can see, Angela looks only like herself. Like every other patient here FTT, we're here to improve, refresh and reverse. If you are interested in any of the treatments Angela has received over her time at FTT, contact us now to arrange your complimentary consultation where we'll create the perfect treatment plan tailored to you. Thank you Angela, we hope you are as thrilled with your results are we are.

Angela's Transformation Treatment Plan

Other great news came this week with the Government to crack down on unregulated cosmetic procedures. Long over due! We are the only country in the world where non-medics can practice within a medical specialism. In Scotland, all medics in Medical Aesthetics are regulated and inspected by Health Improvement Scotland (who also regulated and inspect the NHS). We are also registered by our governing body's NMC, GDC, GMC. This gives the Scottish public complete protection. Our hope is Nicola Sturgeon goes one step further in Scotland and keeps medical Aesthetics medical, and not follow England with a two tier system when an excellent standard is already in places.

Government Cracking Down on Unregulated Cosmetic Procedures

We ended our week last week with a lot of worry in the Traill house hold. If Lulu could talk, she'd have a few things to say about life and how to live it, that's fore sure. Lulu suddenly became acutely and gravely ill yesterday and knew she needed immediate veterinarian attention. We cannot thank Nicola of the Avenues Veterinary Practice in Rutherglen, Glasgow for her outstanding out of hours 24hr critical care. We're very lucky, relieved and hugely grateful for the outstanding care and attention of Veterinary Surgeon Nicola Armstrong. A week of highs and lows, but what a team at FTT to come in and work along side each other week in and week out supporting one and other. Next week we'll take you through some of the best bits from our Instagram live, as well as showing you another cracker of an amazing treatment plan in our Inverness Clinic. In the meantime readers, take care of one an other and keep the love! xxx

Thank You Veterinary Surgeon Nicola Armstrong

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 20 February 2022

Greetings love birds, we hope you all were feeling the love this week for Valentines, whether that be M&S Dine for 2, some well deserved pamper self care or your favourite naughty takeaway, it was certainly a week filled of joy and sharing the love here at FTT Skin Clinics. Glasgow City Centre too was filled with couples and Valentines groups all weekend out for a bit of fun & romance. Our team spent the day in variety! Nahl our Front of House decided to treat herself with some self care Monday night whilst listening to her favourite playlist, Kirsty & her partner stayed in and made Pizzas together, Paula and her family took a trip back down the road to Campbeltown for some home comforts and Natalie and her partner stayed up a little later than usual to watch Sunday night's Superbowl! We'd love to hear how you all spent this years Valentines after a locked down one previous. Single or taken, Valentines is everyday here so let's continue to spread the love all year round.
A Love Note from FTT Skin Clinics..

Some of your Valentines plans last week might of either involved Netflix's The Tinder Swindler or Inventing Anna, on a binge! Both hit shows in Netflix's top 10 at this moment, with Inventing Anna now at number 1 and The Tinder Swindler at number 2. Well, we can safely say we binged them both in space of 2 days, which provided some laughs last and this week in clinic. Posted on our socials, we thought we would share the laugh here. Both impostors took a trip to FTT Skin Clinics..
Simon & Anna Took A Trip to FTT Skin Clinics!

Included in Frances's weekend plans, last Friday herself and John set off 2am to make a long car Journey down to Brighton for the weekend with Gary from the FTT Skin Lab! But first, 9am Bicester Village. If you haven't heard heard of Bicester Village, well.. keep this to yourself! Just outside of Oxford town centre, a luxury shopping centre filled with over 160 of the best high end fashion retailers, with outlets and reductions which will have knocking on the shop window at 9am.. literally.. Frances had to hang tight until opening told by the manager. A couple of hours there, then off to continue the trip down to Brighton for the afternoon. Frances and John spent the weekend with the head of our Lab Gary discussing some amazing things for FTT Skin. At FTT we always ask our clients how their finding their products and what they think is missing from their routine. It's our job to fill those gaps and provide solutions for you and your skincare routine, and this weekend we did exactly that. Discussing new products, FTT Skin Body Range including mists, lotions and serums. All our FTT Skincare products go through vigorous lab testing and trails to make sure we provide you with the best scientifically proven ingredients out there. New products are in the pipeline which we can't wait to share with you soon.
Frances and John in FTT Skin Lab in Brighton

As well as Valentines this week we celebrated The Day of Woman and Girls in Science. You'd think or hope this day would be as celebrated as Valentines. At FTT Skin Clinics, we are all about woman empowerment and this day does exactly that. The international day recognises the critical role girls and woman play in science and technology. AT FTT we have 8 woman who have gone on to study Nursing and Medicine at University. With the guidance and belief, we have created and supported pathways for some amazing woman in our clinic, some of which are currently balancing their degree whilst working in our clinics, Paulina at our Hamilton HQ and Gillian up in Inverness. Woman really are the Queens of multi-tasking. We continue to champion all the woman in our clinic and out with to continue building your pathways into science and technology. We all need more of this.
Day of Girls & Woman in Science & Technology

Next week we bring you some amazing results from Glasgow based make up artist and long term client, Laura Dawson. Frances has now been treating Laura for a couple of years now and we can't wait to show you her Anti-Wrinkle and Filler results. Stay tuned, take care and we will see you next week! xxx

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 14 February 2022

Happy Valentines day Everyone! We were back up treating in Inverness for the first time in 2022, and what a great couple of days it was! Sunday through to Tuesday then back down the road for Wednesday HQ Hamilton. A great mixture of treatments including HFUSculptraEllanse & Anti -Wrinkle! Frances will be back up in Inverness in 3 weeks time from Sunday 6th of March again through to Tuesday. Spaces are filling up quickly for Nurse Frances, book now by heading to our booking system or giving us a call on 01698458954.

Love is officially in the air at FTT Skin Clinics! This year we've decided we'll be cooking in! Setting up the dining room with our favourite candles, red wine and Tapas styled sharing nibbles! Probably accompanied by a cheesy sentimental playlist we've not listened to in years. After missing Valentines last year, we'd love to hear how you will be spending the romantic day or night! With loved ones, your girlfriends or even your favourite pup. But Valentines doesn't end tomorrow, we have an amazing gift for you for the whole of February. Complimentary FTT Skin Lip Hydrator or Lip Plumper when you book 1.2ml of Revanesse Lip Filler during the whole of February. Revanesse Dermal Filler now provide 1.2ml syringes meaning more product for your money. Our valentines Revanesse Treatment will also target any areas around the mouth area you may have concerns about. Remember YOU your Valentine this February and start your Lip Journey with us! Book your appointment now with either, Nurse Agnes, Nurse Paula, Dr Joanna or Frances by heading to our booking system here now. We wish you all the perfect pout this Valentines.

Revanesse 1.2ml This Valentines 

Valentines doesn't stop there with us! Celebrating our new Obagi Facial Experience coming to FTT Clinics soon, book 6 Obagi Blue Radiance Peels in advance and receive a free Obagi Hydro Drops! Our Blue Radiance Peels are just one of the amazing products we will be using in one of our Obagi Bespoke Facials, leaving your skin glowing, smooth and bump free during this Winter season. A results driven peel suitable for acne prone skin.

6 Obagi Blue Radiance Peels with Free Hydro Drops

Last week we let you in our our latest toy at FTT Skin Clinics, RFM Radio Frequency Microneedling and it's so far becoming one of our most popular treatments in clinic. We had the pleasure of treating the wonderful Kaye Adams 2 weeks ago in clinics with RFM as well as Nurse Frances beginning her course. But who else is fan of RFM around the world? Here's some familiar faces you may recognise from the Los Angeles A list community. Some of these celebrities have proven themselves a strictly RFM fan only, giving it the title and credit the machine based treatment truly deserves.

RFM as seen on 

If you're new to RFM, Radio Frequency or Microneedling book yourself in for an initial consultation with one of our angel practitioners. Our consultation experience will take you through everything from in depth skin analysis as well as building a treatment plan tailored to your skin's needs and health. We are currently offering 3 for 2 sessions of RFM in clinic when book in advance at £1300. Book now and join the A list treatment community here at Hamilton and Inverness.

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 6 February 2022

Welcome back readers & greetings to the first week in February! For those celebrating Chinese New Year this week we hope it was a night to remember, we certainly heard all the fun on Monday night in central Glasgow! 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, representing strength, courage and bravery! For readers born in Tiger Years, you are said to be brave, passionate and eager to take on new challenges. Go on girl! This year is your year. You may have now noticed some changes over the last couple of weeks to our Social media, we have been working hard to bring you all the best information you need as well as new ideas to change up our Aesthetic! If you're loving the look of our new pages, drop us a message! We love to hear from our readers and learn what new treatments you are interested in each week.

This weekend we had the fabulous Kaye Adams from Loose Woman back in clinic trying our new becoming most popular treatment, RFM Radio Frequency Microneedling. We couldn't help but share her support during her visit, we have highlighted her visit on our stories highlights for you to take a further snoop at her treatment with us this week. Kaye has been a great client and friend of FTT over the last few years, this week we introduced her to our new best friend RFM. You've probably heard of Microneedling & you've probably heard of Radiofrequency. Well how about both, but better, at once. This phenomenal treatment, and we mean PHENOMENAL, stimulates collagen by utilising Radio Frequency energy to remodel and contour via sub-dermal adipose remodelling. I can see your eyes getting bigger as we speak..
This fractional treatment penetrates deep into the skin and fat for a smoother and sleeker appearance whilst helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Radiofrequency Microneedling works to tighten the skin, melting the area of fat under our chin that we all know we can get at at a certain age. Mind blown? Trust me, we know! As well as Kaye, this week Frances tried her second treatment out covering both the face and neck area. You can watch our informative reel on this new treatment by heading to our socials here.

And just because we can't wait to share this treatment with you all, at FTT we are offering 3 sessions of RFM for the price of 2, covering both the face and neck as well as the eye area. We recommend only 3 treatments over 12 months for this treatment! To book now your RFM package head to our booking system here or give us a call on 01698458954

Kaye Adams x FTT RFM Treatment
Hamilton Clinic

Frances x RFM Treatment 
Hamilton Clinic

 This week Frances and John headed down to road for Obagi's advanced Masterclass in Manchester. It's so important to us at FTT Skin Clinics that we are constantly developing our knowledge and attending masterclasses. Wednesday's masterclass was about understanding the pathophyiology of Pigmentation, Acne & Rosacea. Frances and John spent the day with other amazing professionals in the industry, sharing each others knowledge and expertise, discussing how to avoid complications when it comes to aesthetics treatments, observing best practices and restoring natural beauty and skin health! As well as attending the Obagi Master Class, we have been finalizing the touches to our Obagi Bespoke Facial here at FTT. Personalised to your skin's health, each of our Obagi Bespoke Facials gives you the ultimate skin experience for it's needs in-cooperating our Hydrofacial and LED light for a full hour's experience. To find out more about our new treatment email us at enquiries@francesturnertraill.co.uk or drop us a call at 01698458954.

Obagi Advanced Masterclass in Manchester

At FTT we can't stop giving! Some of you may know of our very popular treatment and award winning product Profhilo, new to the game in now Profhilo Body, coming soon to FTT Skin Clinics. We all know what an amazing treatment this is for the face and neck, and now you can get the results on any part of the body too. A truly amazing treatment to help banish crepey skin texture especially on the stomach and arms area. Profhilo gives your skin that gorgeous healthy, dewy appearance - helping out any thirsty places of the body! So, want to know more? Stay tuned via our social channels and newsletter for upcoming treatment dates. In February we prep for Summer!

Profhilo Body Coming Soon to FTT Skin Clinics

We finish off this week with TWO Top Tips to prepare yourself before coming into clinic. Any patients coming into clinic for any injectible treatments please come off any over the counter supplements and oils 7 days before. This is to prevent any extra swelling and bruising these supplements may cause. And for any patients who are currently on any strength of Tretinion, please come off this 3 days before any facial treatment. This is to prevent any negative reactions!
Take care readers and we will see you next week with more updates & treats xxx

Please note that we have been very busy since New Year and if you have any problems with appointment availability then please contact the clinic directly as we always have space for our loyal customers.

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 30 January 2022

We're finally here, the last week in January! We're starting to hear the birds chirp already, and snowdrops appearing, what a sigh of relief. Those dark winter mornings are slowly leaving us behind with the 8am Blue Hour just around the corner! Oh how we've missed you.

A big welcome to all our new followers on here and on Instagram and Facebook.  I thought, I'd mention it again about the Facebook page View From My Window, as so many of you are loving it too.  It's an amazing collection of window views from across the world started up during lockdown.  Have a look for yourself!
This week we enjoyed training as well as dinner and drinks with both our Hamilton and Inverness staff together. Nikki took herself down the  A9 to join us for two days of Bespoke Facial and Obagi training topped off with dinner and drinks with the rest of our team to celebrate good ol' Robbie Burns! This year we passed on the Haggis and enjoyed a great night of Asian styled street food at Salt Hamilton, and WOW what a spread. Of course a couple of cocktails did no harm too.

Burns Night Dinner at Salt Hamilton

Wednesday mornings are training mornings at FTT Hamilton! This week our staff were joined by the lovely Rachel from Obagi to train and discuss some exciting new Obagi Bespoke Facial treatments coming soon to FTT Skin Clinics in both Hamilton and Inverness. (More about that next week, I promise) Our team have been working and training hard to bring you the ultimate bespoke facial experience at FTT, with both FTT Skin Range & Obagi Medical. Rachel took the time to show us all some amazing new products and techniques to bring to you. Stay tuned over the next coming weeks as we bring you both FTT Bespoke Facial Experience & Obagi Bespoke Facial Experience.

Obagi Facial Training with Rep Rachel

After back to back days of training, our Inverness Angel Nikki is now taking Bespoke Facial bookings. She has been working hard to along side Frances and our other Aesthetician's to take her training to the next level at FTT! We're super proud of you Nikki and excited for all her upcoming clients to enjoy and see amazing results from her Bespoke Facial experience. To book in now with Nikki head to our online booking system here, or give our team a call 01698458954.

Nikki Now Open for Bespoke Facials

Coming soon is Lanluma Body to FTT. Currently finalising the finishing touches, our exclusive treatment will be available at FTT this Spring Summer. This injectable treatment is a game changer for cellulite, mummy tummy's, hip dips, crepey skin anywhere on your body.  Just giving you the heads up now for summer.  If you would like to find out more information on this upcoming treatment, book now your consultation with Nurse Frances.

Lanluma Body Coming Soon to FTT Skin Clinics

In the meantime readers we wish you a very Happy first of February when it comes. Pucker up because it's Valentines around the corner and we have some exciting gift deals coming for you all. Take care xx

FTT Skin Clinics Update

FTT Skin Clinics Update 23 January 2022

Happy Sunday readers! We hope you're all settled, enjoying your Sunday accompanied by a fresh bubbly glass of Prosecco! There simply no other way to end a busy, productive week. This week has been a breathe of fresh air with exciting meetings discussing new treatments and products. Joanne from Sinclair, our Key Account Manager came by this Wednesday to update us on some exciting new marketing as well as introducing us to on the latest new treatment coming to FTT this Spring Summer 2022. We will be sure to keep you updated on this treatment over the next coming months, with exciting sneak peaks on our social media channels. To top off the meeting Joanne gave us the news that Sinclair have honoured us one of their key accounts in the whole of the UK! Joining only 20 other clinics, we were right ol chuffed. Thanks Joanne for popping by, we can't wait to see you again for our exciting new treatment training!

Two weeks now into the New Year, the New Year New Me noise has begun. With health and wellness at the top of everyone's goals this year, the health and fitness industry continues to BOOM. Like a lot of us, we're consumed by an overdose of information on where to start and how to go about it. We all did it, eat a little more, drank a lot more and rested a litter more over the Christmas period, and fully well deserved. So, now where to start? First of all, take off the pressure, neither society or anybody can tell you when its your time to start your diet or health plan. It's all on YOUR terms and your New Year could be the middle of Summer. Whenever YOU feel right too. Expanded into FTT Skin Clinics, we now offer a full weight management clinic with Nurse Paula, offering a variety of treatments for you to kick start your new years goals. Treatments and plans with results, none of the funny marketing business! One of our most popular treatments offered in Clinic is the Dimargra Keto Diet, a diet which tackles stubborn fat, with fast results. If you're looking to budge visceral fat around your tummy area and other areas of your body, this in-fact may be the treatment for you. Along with the Dimagra Diet, taking everything into medical consideration, Nurse Paula is here to discuss other weight management treatments and products which will work best for you. To get in touch and book yourself in for your complimentary consultation to discuss your best options click the link here!

Dimagra Weight Loss Diet

This week we were also greeted by a lovely review from of our new patients who attended the clinic for the first time. We take time to read through all your comments and reviews both on our Facebook and Google. It filled our little hearts so much we couldn't help but share it. Thank you so much! We can't can't wait to see you again in our clinic. If you've been into our clinic recently we would love it if you gave us a review either on our Facebook or Google! Thank you all.

Google Patient Reviews

Next week we begin our Weekly Wednesday training mornings, this week Rachel from Obagi Medical takes the floor in the classroom. Going forward this year, every Wednesday our staff and Practitioners will update and sharpen their training skills, keeping them ticked over. Keep an eye open for training pictures to follow this week! In the meantime, take care readers and finish that well deserved bottle! xxx


Hydroquinone - Ingredients Spotlight.

Ingredient Spotlight : Hydroquinone skin lightening (HQ).

What is Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone skin lightening is an aromatic organic compound that is a type of phenol, a derivative of benzene. Widely used as a topical application in skin brightening/lightening to reduce the pigmentation of skin for over 40 years. It is a prescription only ingredient POM, and products containing hydroquinone skin lightening are only available on prescription after consultation with one of our prescribers.

What are the key benefits of Hydroquinone?

It is used to treat several skin conditions related to hyperpigmentation.  Including

  • melasma.
  • liver spots/age spots.
  • Freckles.
  • Acne scars.
  • Infammation caused by psoriasis or exczema.

How does Hydroquinone work?

It bleaches your skin by decreasing the number of melanocytes present. Melanocytes make melanin, which is what produces your skin tone. In cases of hyperpigmentation, more melanin is present due to an increase in melanocyte production. By controlling these melanocytes, your skin will become more evenly toned over time.

Can I use it every day?

It’s a tyrosinase inhibitor, in a 4% cream, HQ, can be used twice a day safely for up to 6 months. The efficacy of HQ can be enhanced with daily retinol use in conjunction.

Is there an alternative which is non prescription.

Yes creams that contains Arbutin, a bear berry plant extract that improves skin tone, lightening and evening pigmentation issues.

Which products contain it?


Obagi-C Rx C-Clarifying Serum Dry uk - Hydroquinone

Obagi-C Rx C-Clarifying Serum – 4% Hydroquinone cream

C-Clarifying Serum Oily reduces hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and melasma, for a lighter, more even skin tone.

Obagi-C Rx C-Therapy Night Cream UK - Hydroquinone

Obagi-C Rx C-Therapy Night Cream – 4% Hydroquinone cream

C-Therapy Night Cream gradually diminishes dark spots with 4% hydroquinone and provides Vitamins C and E to your skin while you sleep.

OBAGI Nu-Derm 6 Sunfader UK - Hydroquinone

Obagi Nu-Derm 6 Sunfader – 4% Hydroquinone cream
Sunfader with SPF 15, helps to minimise uneven skin tone and brown spots. Sunfader contains 4% hydroquinone which helps to minimize uneven skin tone and brown spots.

OBAGI Nu-Derm 5 Blender UK - Hydroquinone

Obagi Nu-Derm 5 Blender – 4% Hydroquinone cream
Blender is an unique formula containing prescription HQ for the gradual lightening of hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration.

OBAGI Nu-Derm 3 Clear UK - Hydroquinone

Obagi Nu-Derm 3 Clear – 4% Hydroquinone cream
Clear is an effective prescription HQ treatment. Which helps correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration. Also gives a healthier-looking, more even skin tone.

Acetyl Hexapeptide 8

Ingredient Spotlight : Acetyl Hexapeptide 8

What is Acetyl Hexapeptide 8?

Commonly referred to as ‘Botox in a jar’, it is a peptide compound used to reduce the appearance of fine lines causes by repeated facial expressions, such as crow’s feet, glabellar lines or nasolabial lines. It is also often referred to by its commercial name Argireline, which refers to both acetyl hexapeptide 8 or acetyl hexapeptide 3.

It promotes the skin’s natural production of type 1 collagen, the crucial protein which forms large, eosinophilic fibres to rebuild muscles, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This ingredient blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, these muscles can no longer retract, causing the wrinkles to relax and soften. Wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage will not respond to acetyl hexapeptide 8

What are the key benefits of Acetyl Hexapeptide?

  • Research shows that it can reduce wrinkle depth by up to 30% when used for 30 consecutive days.

  • Due to its similar structure to botulinum toxin, acetyl hexapeptide 8 in considered an excellent, non-invasive alternative to Botox.

  • Restores the skin’s natural water barrier, and helps bind water to the skin, improving dry skin. It also helps to improve skin elasticity.

How does it work?


With a similar structure to botulinum toxin, it works by controlling the production of neurotransmitters. The structure of the peptide mimics a fragment of the SNAP-25 protein and relaxes the facial muscles thereby smoothing the appearance of the skin.

Which of our FTT Skin Clinics products contain Acetyl Hexapeptide?


FTT Skin Clinics - Night Cream - Hyaluronic Acid - Glycolic Acid

Recover – Active Night Cream

0.8% Retinyl Palmitate, 1% Hyaluronic Acid, 10% Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

Provides some much needed extra care for your skin to help it repair and renew from the stresses of the day whilst you sleep. It has been specifically developed to help rejuvenate through its antioxidant activity. It also re-hydrates your skin to allow overnight recovery and reveal a softer more youthful appearance for the new day ahead.

FTT Skin Clinics Update

How have you all been this week? I’ve had a really good week  & hope yours was too. Mine started off well as you know with Obagi Ambassador of the Year win and Burns night was welcome distraction to our routine.  The highlight of the week, wasn’t Obagi award, it was finding a wee cafe that’s local to my dad in Fort William who home delivers.  It was a tight rope of negotiations and subterfuge to bring home the bacon, literally. To put you in the picture, he’s a very independent, 87 year young, widower with rubbish cooking skills and heavy reliance on his slow cooker who doesn’t like a fuss. You get the idea.  So my sister and I had the genius idea.  As a celebration of my daughter, Lilli, being offered her dream place at the university of her choice, we’d get grandad involved in the celebrations too.  So, together with their Oban cousins, his grandchildren fronted the whole ruse with grandad. He didn’t suspect a thing & was over the moon with his hearty, afternoon tea delivery with home made soup.  Consequently, he’s also tucked into delicious hone cooked, wholesome, hot meals, soup, sandwiches with cakes from with no resistance. Only wish I’d thought of it sooner .That’s me finished my Dimagra Keto diet 21 days.  I’m delighted to have lost 12lbs and like I said it’s not the weight loss that was my goal it was the visceral fat around midriff that had to go.  Its not good for your health.  It had to go.  And it has.  I can fit into clothes that I haven’t been able to. I feel much, much better and look better too. Look good, feel good, right? Lots of you have asked about it and here’s the most common questions you’ve asked with my honest answers. Is it difficult? Honestly, it couldn’t be easier. It’s 3 shakes a day, with meat & vegetables for lunch, 2 litres of water a day and two supplement drinks. I would say it’s strict. Don’t go in half hearted. Commit and do it.

We’re you ever hungry? No, never. Opposite as I actually struggled to eat the daily food allowance.

What’s different about it? It started off its life as a preparation for patients about to undergo Bariatric surgery. It was so successful that for many, they didn’t need to go ahead with bariatric interventions.

Did you feel sick or ill? No, not at all. Bit of a headache on day one, that’s all. I think the supplementary drinks twice a day really help with keeping everything in balance.

Top tips?  Go in 100%. Take each day as it comes, one day at a time. A week in with 14 days ahead was a bit of a hump. How do you eat an elephant? One day at a time!

What now? I’ll carry on with no / low carbs / keto as it seems to suit me. Must be my meat and two veg upbringing (sorry potatoes, you don’t get an invite)

How much is it? Just shy of £200 for 21 day kit box. I had in my head, okay that’s under £10 a day, how much are the daily bacon rolls from Pete’s cafe and the coffees from my favourites Roasted & Gro?

Anyway, here’s my before and afters.  If anyone has any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them and we might do an Instagram live Q&A if there’s enough interest.

So that’s me for this week folks, February tomorrow and fingers crossed, wee Nicola has got some good news for us on Tuesday and we get to see your lovely faces sooner rather than later.

Til then, take good care of yourselves and I’ll see you all soon.

Frances and team xx