About Barb Dafforn
I started my Registered General Nurse training over 30 years ago and during this time I have encountered and experienced many different aspects within the general nursing field.
As part of my ongoing Professional Development I successfully completed my Independent Nurse Prescribing course at Essex University in 2011.
I was already interested in medical aesthetics but research showed me how challenging a field it is to break into, and I was advised to start with Facial Aesthetics.
Being Qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber enables me to give a full and comprehensive treatment starting with the initial consultation, provision of prescription and treatment, aftercare and follow-up without having to consult with a doctor.
I have successfully completed a course in Advanced wrinkle relaxing injections for professionals using BOTULINIUM TOXIN A and I have also had extensive training in fillers and am able to offer my clients the amazing 8 POINT LIFT.
I also offer facial PEELS, from a light fruit acid peel for exfoliation to a more advanced clinical chemical peel.
I frequently visit practitioners at the forefront or technique development for further training; keeping up to date with new techniques and information as it is discovered.
In 2015 I was invited to become an Ambassador for OBAGI SKIN CARE. This enables me to offer a wide range of medical skin treatments focusing on acne, roseacia, age spots, freckles, pigmentation, eczema and psoriasis as well as for aging skin.
Under the umbrella of aesthetics I am able to offer MEDICAL NEEDLING as this is proved to eliminate scaring, pigmentation, acne scaring, pic scars & helps for general rejuvenation of the skin by stimulating your own collagen production. Also, treatment for HYPERHIDROSIS, which aims to reduce the amount a client sweats. This is used in clients who suffer from long term sweating problems or as a one off treatment for a special occasion such as a wedding, ball, graduation or similar. This treatment is also very popular with male clients.
My dream of offering my clients a centre of excellence for aesthetics and skin care solutions became a reality in 2014 when I became a partner in Elements Therapeutic Retreat and we can also offer a varied menu of beauty and & holistic treatments for both men & women all under the same roof.
Elements Signature Non-Surgical Face Lift and Rejuvenation
This will require the client to have an in-depth consultation and could include Fillers, Botox, prescriptive skincare and may also include Microdermabrasion, Micro-Needling, Chemical Peels and LED Light Therapy. This package will be specifically built around the client and their needs. This is a long term treatment and prices start from £2000
BOTOX™ from £170.00
FILLERS These include lip enhancement, nasal labia folds, jowls, cheek enhancement and eye area. Prices from £180.00
CRYOPEN is an excellent solution for removing skin imperfections quickly and effectively. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds. CRYOPEN offers the ideal treatment for: Skin tags, Solar lentigo, Age spots, Milia, Warts, Cherry angioma, Viral verrucae. Prices from £50.00
MICRO-NEEDLING is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. It can minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars and pigmentation in all skin types and with minimal recovery. Prices from £150.00
OBAGI products are designed to help minimize the appearance of premature skin aging, skin damage, hyperpigmentation, acne and sun damage. Prices from £150.00
PROFHILO Introducing our new Boiremodelling with an immediate tightening effect from Hyalauronic acid which counteracts skin laxity while remodelling the face. Five strategic points are injected for best dispersal of the product. First treatment £250 (2mls) with a review at one month when another treatment may be necessary.
All clients will require a free consultation on their first visit prior to any commencement of treatment.
The PRP ‘Vampire Facial’ is now available at Elements! The treatment involves taking a small amount of your blood and then separating the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is then injected into the chosen area, where it plumps up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. PRP Therapy can be used to treat numerous cosmetic problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles or crepy skin around the mouth and nose, crow’s feet around the eyes and mild drooping or sagging skin around the eyes or on the cheeks, neck and decolletage. Three treatments 2-3 weeks apart are recommended with a follow up treatment after 6 months. Individual treatments are £220 with the follow up fourth session FREE OF CHARGE..
ACCOR Plasma Treatment
What is ACCOR Cosmetic Corrector Plasma Pen Treatment?
This is a gentle alternative to skin tightening surgery. It is also effective in the reduction or removal of wrinkles and uneven surfaces, pigmentation and scars, and permanent make-up, skin tags and small tattoos. The combination of Plasma and NF+ Technology currently makes the Plasma Pen unique worldwide.
How Does this Treatment Work?
Without touching the skin, the pen creatives an ionised plasma arc which projects onto the skin surface. The plasma arc instantly vaporises a point of the skin at the required position, therefore tightening the immediate surrounding area.
Is this Treatment Painful?
This is an especially gentle and low pain procedure.
When the area has been `numbed`, clients should feel little discomfort during the procedure.
Following treatment, the area will feel the same as `mild sunburn`.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
One treatment is enough for many people. However, some people may require 2-3 treatments depending on the severity of wrinkles/loose skin. Each treatment would be performed after 3 months. Your personal treatment plan can be discussed at your consultation.
Prices start from £100 for skin tag and mole removal
HiFu Face Lift
Non-Surgical skin lifting has become one of the most sought after treatments and 3D HIFU is the latest non-surgical technology to excel in this area with results in just one single session.
A noticeable improvement in facial contouring and fine lines and wrinkles will be visible within 4 weeks while further improvement in facial skin tightening and wrinkles will be reportedly seen up to 6 months.
A three dimensional alternative to an invasive face lift, with no cosmetic surgery and no down time.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Face & Neck Non-Surgical Face Lift, also known as Ultrasound Facelift or Ultherapy the most effective latest cosmetic treatment to lift, firm and rejuvenate skin lasting up to 6 months!
Lower Face (including neck) £950
Full face Including neck, jaw and décolletage £1250
Lower face including 8 point lift £1650
Full face Including 8 point lift £1950
Hifu body tightening per area £600
LA Glow Carbon Facial £150
Pigmentation (30 minutes) £150
(Freckles, birth marks, dark spots, aged spots)
Fat Melt per area £600
Areas that can be treated for body tightening or fat melt include
FLANKS (love handles)