Riverbanks Clinic - spa treatments meet medical technology

11 August 2016

Marcela Kunova

Tucked away in the Bedfordshire countryside, Riverbanks Wellbeing Clinic offers central London quality cosmetic treatments in lush green surroundings, only an hour drive from the City.

HydraFacial is Riverside's staple facial treatment. It marries spa therapies with top-notch medical technology. In thirty minutes flat, it cleanses and exfoliates your skin, while impurities are literally vacuumed out of your pores with a tool that creates ‘vortex suction’. If you need proof, the beautician can show you a glass container with all the sebum and blackheads that were clogging up your pores. It might be a horrific sight but it's all the proof you need that your skin is now neat and tidy. At the end of the treatment, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are vortex-fused into the skin to nourish and protect. Unlike other facials, HydraFacial has a long lasting effect and you will enjoy smooth and clean skin for weeks to come.

Dr. Ravi Jain, who founded the clinic ten yours ago, also offers one-to-one medical and aesthetic consultations. He assesses your skin with the help of a questionnaire he developed himself over the years. You will fill the first part of the questionnaire on your own, while the doctor will help you with the second bit. First, he examines four essential aspects of your skin: moisture, firmness, sensitivity and wrinkles. He then suggests bespoke treatments that range from baby Botox, a non-invasive procedure that will suppress frowning, to implants or micro-surgery. He then gives a clear breakdown of the price and time required to perform the treatment and see the results. It is then up to you to decide what you want to do.

A great deal of attention is also placed on personal well-being. Dr. Jain considers every aesthetic treatment an emotional experience and he makes sure he understands what the clients really expect from it. Having younger-looking skin or trimming off some fat to fit into your favourite dress can have a great impact on self-assurance and general mood. However, if a client is on a pursuit of physical perfection to cure anxiety, the consultation is designed to ring the alarm bell.

Riverbanks Wellbeing Clinic offers a range of treatments for face and body, including dermal fillers, teeth-whitening and hair loss treatments. For more information visit

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