The skincare trends from 2022 that are here to stay

As we come to the end of another big year, we want to look at all the treatment and skincare trends that will still be popular in 2023 and beyond!

And where better to go for this than Dermoperfection? You can find us at our purpose-built clinic in The Mailbox, with the best clinicians in Birmingham here to start your treatment journey.

The trends we loved this year include:


Profhilo has created an enormous buzz this year, with patients loving how they can not only boost the skin’s hydration with this “injectable moisturiser” but also achieve rejuvenation for a youthful appearance.

This is seen as a great alternative or a starter treatment to other injectables, including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. We have always prided ourselves on creating natural but noticeable results!

Fillers beyond volume 

Fillers have typically been associated with volumising the lips, and often with “trout pouts” – however, our expert clinicians will only inject 0.5ml-1ml per session, to keep your lips looking natural whilst creating your desired look. 

But fillers have more uses than this – they also fill fine lines and wrinkles, create definition to the cheekbones and jawline, and can even correct bumps in the nose. You can combine multiple treatment goals in one appointment – ask us when we create your bespoke treatment plan!

Lunchtime treatments

As we returned to more “normality” this year, we know your lives have been busier – but that didn’t mean sacrificing great treatments! Many of our most in-demand treatments take half an hour or less, and we anticipate even more of you fitting us into your busy schedule. 

Popular lunchtime treatments include Profhilo, dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, microneedling, ULTRAcel Q+ HIFU and more. These come with minimal downtime too, so you can resume normal life as soon as you leave our clinic!

Men’s treatments

The stereotype of looking after your skin being “girly” is long gone – around 40% of our patients are men, and they are loving how our treatment range is suited to what they want for their skin!

A few popular choices for men include dermal fillers (for creating a chiselled, masculine look), DiamondGlow (for clearing out dirt and debris for a healthier complexion) and INTRAcel Pro (for tackling acne).


We love how the focus has been turned to protecting your skin against future ageing – and there has been a huge emphasis on daily use of SPFs and retinols across the internet.

Here at Dermoperfection, we often advise on using SPFs after particular treatments, including microneedling and skin peels, but it’s even better to keep your skin protected every day. We are an Obagi ambassador clinic, and also PCA Skin’s flagship store in Birmingham, so you know you’re only getting the best brands for your skincare needs!

Choosing experience over cheapness 

Buy cheap, buy twice is definitely true of treatments – so we are so glad that people are willing to pay the extra to guarantee an experienced team like ours, and think this will be much more than just a trend for the future!

We never sell you unnecessary products or treatments, will ensure natural results (you can always book top-ups when it’s safe to do so) and tailor each treatment to your individual needs and goals. Feel free to ask us any questions before or during your appointment too!

Do you think these trends are set to last? And what other skincare trends do you think will become timeless?

So, if you want to see your best skin yet, and unlock confidence ready for the new year, book now at Dermoperfection’s medical skin and cosmetic clinic. 


What is alopecia and how is it treated at Dermoperfection?

Did you know we can treat alopecia at Dermoperfection’s medical skin and cosmetic clinic right here in Birmingham?

Approximately 1 in 50 people will suffer from alopecia areata in their lifetime – this is regardless of gender, race or age, although many develop this before they turn 30.

There are 3 main types of alopecia:

Alopecia areata: Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, areata means patch. This type of alopecia refers to baldness appearing anywhere on the body; from the scalp, beard, brows, and lashes to the wider bodyparts such as legs and armpits.

Alopecia totalis: Loss of all hair to the scalp

Alopecia universalis: Total loss of hair, globally.

Alopecia is a condition of the immune system, where hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells, resulting in them shrinking and stopping hair production. Patches are usually oval and small when they first appear, growing in size as the alopecia progresses. Genetics are known to play a part in alopecia development.

Milly, one of Dermoperfection’s patients, has told us about her treatment journey for alopecia:

“I was first diagnosed with alopecia ten years ago. After losing half a head of my blonde hair and confidence whilst trying every hair loss treatment available to me on the market, l had nearly given up all hope of recovery. I knew the trigger for alopecia was thought to be stress, but in truth, there is very little evidence that factually outlines the causes and stimulus for alopecia areata.

“Throughout my hair loss journey, I visited world-leading trichologists, bought every vitamin supplement under the sun, and even quit my high-powered media job in London, moving back to the country and retraining to be a nurse to try to live a more settled and structured life. I couldn’t find evidence of any treatment that worked until one-day, l came across a medical report documenting the hair growth experienced by alopecia candidates who trialled steroid injections to the scalp in collaboration with the oral steroid Predisalone.

“I was hesitant at first; I knew the contra-indications associated with steroids, such as a weakened immune system and weight gain, however, l was desperate. I put my faith in this new treatment and miraculously it worked! After the second treatment of topical steroid injections and two weeks’ worth of Predisalone, new fuzzy baby hair covered my bald patches! I also did not experience any weight gain and my immune system seemed to cope brilliantly.

I had trusted Stu at Dermoperfection with all aspects of my aesthetic treatments before and so knew he was the go-to professional to help me with my hair growth journey. Stu explained how steroids suppress the immune cells that are attacking hair follicles so that hair can regrow. And grow it did! To date, Dermoperfection has cured every bald patch l have developed and provided empathetic aftercare and emotional support throughout the process. No other practitioner l can recommend more highly than Stu at Dermoperfection. I am incredibly grateful for his kindness and hard work in facilitating my recovery.”

Don’t let anything hold you back – if you would like to treat alopecia and regain your confidence with Dermoperfection, book a consultation with us today.

Patient journey with Cosmelan at Dermoperfection

Mesoestetic Cosmelan is a revolutionary treatment that your skin deserves!

Want a truly effective solution to melasma, age spots, sun spots, superficial scars and uneven skin tone? Try Cosmelan’s skin peel, which is suitable for all skin tones and types, and produces life-changing, long-term results!

Requiring 10-12 days recovery time, this trademarked depigmentation solution promotes freshly healed healthy skin after a short period of intense peeling. 

Cosmelan targets the root cause of pigmentation, inhibiting the overproduction of tyrosinase so your skin remains beautifully clear in the months following treatment. 

What’s the experience of Cosmelan like for the patient though? Milly, who visited Dermoperfection for this treatment, says this:

“I can advocate for the transformative effects Cosmelan had upon my skin after trialling the treatment four months ago. My pigmentation issues came from years of using hair removal creams and laser treatments. I felt insecure and self-conscious about these markings on my face, so consequently would never go anywhere without foundation and heavy powder to cover these imperfections.

I visited Stu at Demoperfection for my initial Cosmelan consultation. Stu prescribed Cosmelan 1 (the initial skin peel) and Cosmelan 2 (the follow-up products). I had read up extensively on the intensity of the skin peel, along with the rave reviews of people across the world recommending the treatments, so I felt confident in my decision to proceed. 

Stu double-cleansed my skin to ensure the procedure was sterile. He then applied the thick mud-like coating of Cosmelan 1. I was worried l would feel some discomfort but in truth, the product smelt nice and goes on like any other mask, cooling and soothing. I was instructed to leave the product on my skin for 12 hours, it slowly dried and flaked, l washed off the residue and went to bed. Throughout the weeks that followed l adhered to phase 2, at-home treatments, these included the following.

Cosmelan 2: home depigmenting cream that intensifies the results of cosmelan 1, keeping melanin production under control and preventing the appearance of new skin spots.

Melan recovery: balm with soothing and restoring effect for sensitive and reddened skin. It helps soothe and restore the skin’s balance and comfort during the Cosmelan treatment.

Melan 130 pigment control: sunscreen with colour that helps control pigmentation. It protects the skin from broad-spectrum solar radiation and helps control skin pigmentation.

I was grateful for the masks l wore to work as a nurse, my skin did redden, flake and felt tight when l smiled or frowned. I kept my soothing balm with me at all times and rather than rubbing or picking at the skin, which can cause scarring, l simply applied the balm and avoided any makeup. 

Just as Stu had promised, after two weeks of peeling, a fresh, dewy skin shone through. The pigmentation above my upper lip l felt so embarrassed about was gone! The laser marks people previously had commented on had vanished, and my skin felt resurfaced. Today l wear the Mesoestetic sunscreen provided as part of the full Cosmelan treatment. l still don’t wear foundation and the compliments l receive about my skin have boosted my confidence. I can fully appreciate why Cosmelan receives 5-star reviews and acclaim across the world!”

If you would like to see the incredible effects from Cosmelan for yourself, get in touch and book a consultation with Birmingham’s most trusted clinicians at Dermoperfection’s medical skin and cosmetic clinic!

Common men’s skin concerns and Dermoperfection’s solutions

Everybody’s skin is different and deserves a bespoke treatment plan – especially when it’s created by Dermoperfection’s expert clinicians!

And as November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, we are looking at the skin concerns that commonly affect men and how to treat them at our Birmingham medical skin and cosmetic clinic. 

This includes:

Oily skin and acne – oil production in men’s skin tends to be double that of women’s, and that in turn can result in acne. This can especially be noticed underneath and around facial hair, and on the back. Some ways this can be treated includes:

  • DiamondGlow facial
  • INTRAcel Pro
  • Professional skin peels e.g., PCA Skin NoPeel Peel

Photoageing and hyperpigmentation – if you have had more exposure to the sun due to lifestyle, or don’t apply daily SPF, you may have noticed the appearance of age spots, lines and hyperpigmentation. However, this can be tackled with:

  • Mesoestetic Microneedling
  • INTRAcel Pro
  • Obagi Nu Derm 

Fine lines and wrinkles – although fine lines and wrinkles are a common sign of ageing for everyone, men tend to have deeper and more severe wrinkles than women. We have plenty of treatments for this at Dermoperfection, which we dub “bro-esthetics”, such as:

  • Profhilo
  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Dermal fillers (Juvederm and Aliaxin)
  • ULTRAcel Q+

Dark circles – whether its genetics, sleeping habits, sun exposure or ageing has given you dark circles under the eyes, we know they can make you feel self-conscious. So, we recommend:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Professional skin peels
  • Obagi/PCA Skin products

Hair loss – there’s many reasons why you may experience hair loss – this can be hereditary, hormonal changes, medical conditions or simply ageing. However, we have a Mesoestetic Microneedling solution for this, which can revitalise and strengthen your hair!

Do you want to restore confidence in your skin again? Speak to us! We welcome many male patients to our clinic, who want to see a real difference when it comes to looking after their skin. 

You won’t find a more trustworthy clinic for your treatments – we have over 40 years’ experience between us, so book a free consultation with our team today.

Profhilo – why is it so popular?

The future of skincare is here with our hugely popular Profhilo treatment!

But what makes Profhilo special? This tweakment offers subtle rejuvenation to those who want to tighten the skin and improve hydration subtly but effectively. Patients love the younger, dewy and glowing complexion they notice afterwards!

We have offered Profhilo in our medical skin and cosmetic clinic for 5 years now, and so many of our patients have enjoyed the naturally noticeable results, both as a standalone treatment and in combination with other aesthetic treatments, including DiamondGlow and professional skin peels.

Semi-permanent treatments like Profhilo are ideal if you are new to aesthetics, or want to switch to a more subtle alternative compared to anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Many have dubbed Profhilo an “injectable moisturiser”, delivering hyaluronic acid deeper into the skin than any topical HA serum could; what makes it so moisturising is that it helps the skin hold onto water more effectively. 

This means bounce and plumpness will be restored in your skin, and you will notice an overall healthier complexion.

Profhilo is what we call a lunchtime treatment, so it really doesn’t take long to rejuvenate your skin! The procedure involves 10 perfectly placed injections to reach your skin goals – you may feel slight pain when it’s administered, but it soon subsides, plus there is little downtime following your appointment.

Most patients have two to three sessions a month apart to see optimal results, which then last up to 6 months, but you can book your top-ups with our expert team to keep the incredible effects going.

You can expect to see rejuvenated skin after only a week, but optimal results are typically seen after 6-8 weeks, as this allows time for collagen and elastin to regenerate.

Although many patients opt for Profhilo on the face, this can also be applied to the body, treating skin laxity in key areas such as the neck, decolletage, arms and abdomen.

Do you love the sound of this ultimate skin refresh inside and out? Book a free consultation with Birmingham’s expert Profhilo clinicians at Dermoperfection to discover more!

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