Clinic News


News from the Sorensen Clinic



[Articles and Books]

February 2023 / Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy



Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - to expedite post-surgical recovery


Breathing pure oxygen in a controlled high-pressure environment (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), is a proven and well-documented method to optimise the wound healing response. 


The treatment is administered in the days following surgery to increase tissue oxygenation, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.


Post-operative Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not indicated for all patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, however, the treatment can provide an advantage for those patients with complex surgical requirements (i.e. facial revision surgeries or facial reconstructive surgeries).


At the Sorensen Clinic we may recommend our patients to undergo a series of hyperbaric oxygen treatments during the immediate post-operative recovery period.


For further information, please contact our clinic team.



[Facial Surgery]


January 2022 / Sun Protection



New in skin care - Colorescience mineral sunscreen


Mineral-based SPFs are usually preferable for patients recovering from facial surgery. In addition, they are suitable for individuals with extra-sensitive skin or inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea and acne. Naturally, also appropriate for daily wear. 

The new Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield FLEX SPF 50 has become a popular choice for patients and is also a favourite among the clinic team. The sunscreen offers broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB/HEV) protection and has the ability to replace a foundation - a rarity in SPF products.

Incorporation of FLEX technology (skin coloured pigment) allows adaptation to a wide range of skin tones, offering a natural-looking glow.

For further information, please contact our clinic team.



[Skin Treatments]


April 2021 / Sun Protection



Our recommended sunscreens


An effective broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential following skin treatments and facial surgery, to protect sensitive skin and prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

A daily sunscreen is advised for all our patients using therapeutic skincare. We recommend products which provide protection from not only UVA/UVB light, but also High Energy Visible (HEV) light emitted from computer screens, mobile phones and indoor lighting.

At the Sorensen Clinic we stock a selection of physical and chemical sunscreens, suitable for a range of individual skin requirements:

●  ZO Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
A lightweight, non-irritating mineral sunscreen for sensitive and post-procedure skin.

●  ZO Sunscreen Primer SPF 30
Dual-action sunscreen, matte finish, hydrates and doubles as a makeup primer, used alone or worn under makeup. Appropriate for daily wear and post-procedure skin.

●  Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Lightweight mineral coverage, applied with a brush, used alone or over makeup.

●  ZO Daily Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50
Sheer matte finish appropriate for all skin-tones, non-greasy, water and perspiration resistant, suitable for outdoor sports. Appropriate for daily wear.

●  ZO Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50
Ultra-lightweight sunscreen, matte finish, blends with most skin tones providing a warm glow, hydrating to prevent dryness.

For further information, please contact our clinic team.



[Skin Treatments]


February 2020 / Chemical Peel by Dr Sameira Perren



TCA skin peel performed with peripheral nerve block - to ensure maximum patient comfort throughout the procedure


Chemical peeling is an effective method for skin rejuvenation. A medical-grade peel formulation is applied to the surface of the skin, causing exfoliation of the epidermal layer, stimulating cell proliferation and protein synthesis. The treatment exposes a new layer of healthy skin, resulting in a smoother texture and a more even skin tone.

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) 10-30% peels (ZO Controlled Depth Peel) are particularly effective for deep skin restoration and treatment of specific skin disorders that require full exfoliation and complete skin cell renewal.

At the Sorensen Clinic our full-strength TCA peels are performed with peripheral nerve blocks, ensuring maximum patient comfort throughout the procedure.

For further information or to book an appointment, please contact our office team.



[TCA Skin Peel]


January 2020 / Textbook Chapters



‘Facelift and Fat Grafting’ - Textbook chapter authored by Dr Sorensen


A chapter describing the key physiological events of the facial ageing process and how these may be reversed, in order to achieve a harmonious and balanced rejuvenation of the face.


The approach described in this book chapter combines three effective treatment modalities for reversing facial ageing: (1) soft-tissue elevation and repositioning (facelift) to counter gravitational descent and restore facial shape, (2) restoration of volume throughout the face (fat grafting), with an emphasis on areas of deflation and hollowness, (3) optimisation of skin health, to improve dermal thickness, texture, tone and pigmentation.


When combined, these synergistic treatments will deliver a natural and physiologically correct reversal of the age-related changes. They will enhance each others effectiveness, providing an overall refreshment of the face with significant aesthetic benefits for the patient.


BB Publishing, 2020: Best-in-Class Surgeons - Procedures and Outcomes in Plastic Surgery. ISBN: 978-1905904778



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January 2020 / Textbook Chapters



‘Perioral Rejuvenation’ - Textbook chapter authored by Dr Sorensen and Dr Perren


The mouth, lips and surrounding soft-tissues undergo significant physiological and structural changes with age and is one of the main aesthetic concerns of many women.


At the Sorensen Clinic we have developed a diagnostic system that considers each of the seven key components of perioral ageing. This chapter describes these events in detail and outlines the associated surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies.


In order to achieve a natural, proportionate and lasting improvement, it is important to consider and treat all soft-tissue layers alongside the lips and skin. A combination of treatments (each of which addresses a relevant component of the ageing process) is generally preferable, delivering results beyond what is achievable from a single procedure.


BB Publishing, 2020: Best-in-Class Surgeons - Procedures and Outcomes in Plastic Surgery. ISBN: 978-1905904778



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February 2019 / Obagi Skin Care



New in skin care - Obagi KèraPhine® Body Smoothing Lotion


An effective treatment for rough, bumpy, dry skin - typically found on arms and legs and which don't respond to regular body moisturisers. Contains 15% Glycolic Acid and 5% Ammonium Lactate.


Tested by our team by great success!


Product is in stock. Please contact our office team for further information.



[Obagi Skin Care]


August 2018 / Male facelift Surgery



GQ Magazine - Dr Sorensen interviewed on male facelift and other plastic surgery procedures for men


GQ Magazine Editor Paul Henderson interviews Dr Sorensen on male facelift and other plastic surgery procedures for men.


A facelift can effectively restore more youthful contours of the face and neck, redefine the jawline and correct loose skin. Periorbital rejuvenation (eyelid surgery) is often part of the procedure too. My clinic team also provides skin treatment and advice following surgery to optimise and maintain results.


The men I consult rarely express a desire to look younger. They wish to look good for their age.


Published in British GQ Magazine, August 2018.



[Facelift for Men]


April 2018 / Skin Treatments



Rejuvenation of the Décolletage


Due to years of accumulated sun exposure, the skin of the lower neckline, shoulders and upper chest (the décolletage) is especially vulnerable to premature ageing and pigmentation.


There are several effective treatment options available for the décolletage: therapeutic skin care, skin peels, micro needling, mesotherapy, hyaluronic acid micro-injections and microfat grafting.


Dr Sameira Perren provides the full range of non-surgical treatments. For further information or to book an appointment for a skin assessment, please contact our office team.



[Décolletage Rejuvenation]


October 2017 / ZO Medical



Topical lip enhancement - ZO Medical Liprebuild


The textural integrity, moisture and rosy colour of the lips are as important as the shape and contours.


Liprebuild™ is a topical lip treatment from ZO Medical, containing retinol, peptides and antioxidants. These ingredients improve and replenish the lip surface, restore skin barrier function, reduce dryness and help plump the lips.


The product is a valuable adjunct to our existing treatments for lip enhancement and perioral rejuvenation.


For further information on this product or to book an appointment for lip treatment, please contact our office team.



[ZO Skin Health]


September 2017 / Dr Sameira Perren



Perioral Rejuvenation


The mouth, lips and surrounding soft-tissue undergo significant physiological and structural changes with age. It is one of the most frequent aesthetic concerns of women from early mid-life onwards.

In order to achieve a comprehensive and lasting improvement, it is important to treat the deeper soft-tissue layers alongside the superficial skin.

Treatment options available at the Sorensen Clinic include: ZO therapeutic skin care, Dermapen microneedling, skin peeling, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, microfat grafting, structural fat grafting and surgical corrections.

Dr Sameira Perren provides a full range of non-surgical treatments to the face, lips and perioral region.



[Perioral Rejuvenation]


April 2017 / ZO Medical



New in skin care - Rosacea treatment with Rozatrol


Rosacea is a common skin condition associated with permanent facial redness, acne-like papules and pustules, small visible blood vessels and increased skin sensitivity.


Rozatrol™ Normalising Serum, a product recently introduced from ZO Skin Health, can be used as part of a personalised skin care protocol to relieve the symptoms of rosacea.


The ingredients in Rozatrol reduce the redness of the skin, decrease inflammation caused by excess oil production, increase skin cell turnover with gentle exfoliation and provide anti-oxidant protection.


For further information or to book an appointment for a skin assessment, please contact our office team.



[ZO Skin Health]


June 2016 / Tulip Medical



Sorensen fat harvesters available as single-use instruments


Sorensen Harvesters, considered the gold standard for extracting high quality micro fat particles are now available as premium pre-packed single-use instruments from Tulip Medical.


The 20 port-configured fat harvesters allow gentle, yet efficient harvesting both on the forward and backward strokes.


Sorensen Harvesters are designed by Dr Sorensen (UK) and manufactured by Tulip Medical (USA). The instruments are used by surgeons worldwide for delicate fat transfer procedures to the face, periorbit, hands and breast.



[Sorensen Harvester]