Frequently Asked Questions
What is SuneKOS?
It’s a patented formula of amino acids and Hyaluronic acid that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – which are the main structural components of the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM). By repairing any damaged skin and boosting your own natural production of collagen and elastin, its rebuilds your skin through a process called dermal biogenesis – literally skin regeneration.
Is SuneKOS vegan?
Sunekos is the only vegan friendly, natural product that can stimulate the Collagen production within the skin by restoring elasticity and volume. Boosting Collagen type 5 & amino acids in the skin without going down the path of anti-wrinkle injections or filler.
Where can be treated using SuneKOS?
Sunekos can be used on any kind of dermis and in different parts of the body as: face, neck, décolleté and hands.
Sunekos 200 is particularly effective in the Periocular Area, to reduce Dark Circles and Bags, and also on the Forehead.
Sunekos can treat various indications, including; loss of tone, skin ageing and premature skin ageing, skin dryness, solar elastosis, acne scarring, sun damage, dark circles under the eyes and fine lines and wrinkles.
How is SuneKOS different to fillers?
Fillers and SuneKOS both contain Hyaluronic acid – which naturally occurs in the body and retains over 1,000 times its weight in water in the skin, keeping the area hydrated and moisturised. The difference is fillers use cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid which is thicker stays in one place, whereas SuneKOS uses uncross-linked which more like our natural hyaluronic acid, it just pumps and hydrates naturally, IT IS NOT A FILLER and with that does not contain chemicals fillers can and does not pose any risk with appilcation.
Rather than just ‘filling in’ lines and wrinkles, SuneKos also contains a patented formula of amino acids, which are essential for the creation of healthy skin and promotes the body’s own production of collagen and elastin. This process rebuilds the dermal layers of the skin and restores the natural youthful look by tightening the area, improving skin hydration and texture and plumping wrinkles and lines out.
It is excellent for those people who would prefer to have a more natural look and would like to avoid the use of cross-linked dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Are there any side effects to SuneKOS?
There is some redness and sensitivity of the skin for 2-3 days after treatment. Most people can continue with normal work and social activities a day after treatment.
Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation, your characteristics, such as your area of concern and your medical status, will be assessed. Your therapist will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
You will have 4 sessions each one week apart. You can see a marked improvement as the treatments progress, but the entire course of 4 must be completed for the area to get the intended results.
Most clients will need up to 4 sessions 7-10 days apart apart. You will see a marked improvement as the treatments progress, but the entire course of 4 must be completed for the area to get the intended results.
This can then be maintained repeating this cycle every 6 months.
Can everyone have SuneKOS?
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Conditions that would mean you were not able to have this treatments:
Cancer (all forms)
Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
Insulin dependent diabetics
Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
Heart problems or diseases
Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding
Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
Anticoagulants / Blood thinners (including but limited to Warfarin or aspirin)
Nickel or stainless steal allergies
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Under the age of 18 years old
Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:
Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs
Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)
Cancer - after 12 months
The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments:
Active skin infection of any type, such as herpes simplex, impetigo, flat warts. (wait until healed)
Sunburn in the treatment area ( wait until completely healed)
Have bacterial or viral diseases of the skin (wait until clear)
Inflammation (wait until healed)
Laser treatments — face only — 4-6 weeks post treatment
Active Herpes – cold sores — must take anti-viral meds 2 weeks pre and post treatment (peels & needling)
Warts (avoid Area)
Ro-accutane (6 - 12 months post treatment)
Wait 3 months before commencing with treatments:
Recent facial operations — must wait at least 3 months post surgery
Tattooing / Cosmetic Tattooing (Treatment Area)
Wait 2 week before commencing treatments:
Strong chemical peels - PH lower than 3.1.
Botox and fillers
Any recent invasive or stimulating skin procedures i.e. micro-dermabrasion, electrolysis, IPL
Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections
Stop using/taking 1 week before commencing treatments:
Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation.
Waxing or depilatory creams
How long does SuneKOS last?
As with most treatments, this can vary depending on where you have treated, your lifestyle and your metabolic rate; these factors usually influence the longevity of your results. For example, in our experience, those who smoke or frequently do cardio work-outs can break-down hyaluronic acid faster than those who do not.
The guidelines are to have maintenance treatments four to seven months after your full treatment.
How much does SuneKos cost?
I tailor make your treatments to suit your aims, objectives, and personal characteristics. At your Free Consultation we will discuss a payment plan convenient for you.
To give you an idea of price:
£180 per treatment, £600 for a course of 4 (£150 per treatment).
What should I expect having my treatment?
This treatment is not painful to have done but some may find it a little stingy. If preferred, local anaesthetic cream can be applied to numb the areas where treatment will be carried out.
The treatment is given via several very small injections and the downtime after this treatment is very minimal.
Generally, treatment is given over 4 sessions at 7-10 days apart which is necessary to optimise results. These can be planned at the time of booking. A review appointment is offered at 8 weeks after the last treatment.
Results can last for about 6 months but this can vary from person to person, it is therefore recommended in order to maintain a great result, to have further treatments in 6 months. It may be possible to have just 1-2 treatments at this time.
For the treatment around the eyes, hands and forehead, the time between treatments is 14 days.
Immediately following treatment, you may experience symptoms of stinging, discomfort, slight swelling and erythema (redness) which should disappear after a few hours.
You may experience some bruising; these should resolve soon.
Pre & Post treatment advice
Pre Treatment Advice
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, use your anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
Post Treatment Advice
There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days.
Drink plenty of water, this will help improve your treatment results
Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water
Try to sleep on your back for the first night
Try not to wear makeup.
Use creams with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to reduce irritation and hydrate the skin.
Avoid active skincare products which contain: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), and Vitamin C (in low pH formula). Continue to do so for 3 days post treatment.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid sun (and sunbeds), Saunas, Steam rooms or heat for 72 hours.
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.
If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.
Use Paracetamol for discomfort. Do not take Ibuporfen for two weeks after the treatment.
Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections.
If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise, should it occur, would be unacceptable to you.
Results will not be immediate, but will develop over time. and a course of treatment will be required
Which Advanced Skin Booster is best for me?
I use the top 3 advanced skin boosters in the industry at the moment
All are hyaluronic acid based but have slightly different properties to bring the best results for different conditions and skin types.
If you would like to discuss the best skin booster for you, book in a consultation with me and I can design the best treatment to suit your needs.