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Alchemy Skin Clinic

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of the Year 2023


Medical aesthetic treatments by award winning expert in Buckinghamshire
Anti Wrinkle Treatments

Treatments to soften lines and wrinkles. Leaving you looking refreshed and rejuvenated. Can be used for the face and neck areas. 

Lip Enhancements

Specialist dermal fillers and techniques to create definition, restore volume to give a youthful and full appearance.

Dermal Filler Treatments

Treatments using dermal fillers to correct lines and folds, improve volume loss or just to enhance and augment.  Can be used in areas such as the lips, cheeks, temples, chin and jaw.

Profhilo Treatments

This Popular one of a kind treatment, will improve skin tone, elasticity and radiance. Hyaluronic Acid injected just below the surface of the skin stimulates collagen and elastin.

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ENDYMED Treatments

ENDYMED treatments provide the solution to many skin ageing concerns.

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Skin Treatments

The skin is the largest organ of the body also needs to be kept in a healthy condition. Our skin is on show all of the time.

Hand Rejuvenation Treatments

Hands can be an “age” give away. Using different approaches from dermal fillers to plump the skin or Profhilo to hydrate the skin.

Meet Lily


Hi, I'm Mel

Mel Recchia has worked in the field of aesthetic nursing since 2006. A registered nurse for 24 years, with a nursing background in Burns and Plastic surgery. Mel is also an Independent Nurse Prescriber and holds teaching qualifications.


What are the best treatments for me?

  • What happens during the treatment?
    Once the appropriate product has been decided on, photos will be taken both before and after the treatment. The hands will be cleaned and a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied. The treatment area will be marked out with a sterile white marker. Injections will be carried out using either a needle or a cannula.
  • How long does the treatment take?
    You will be in the clinic for 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the treatment being done.
  • Does it hurt?
    The sensations can be described as “pinchy” but most people find this quite tolerable
  • How long will the effects last?
    Depending on the treatment chosen for the hands, the effects will last up to 9 months. It is recommended that you also use hand cream and SPF daily to prolong the effects.
  • Do I need repeated treatments?
    As with most aesthetic treatments maintenance is required. But with good homecare as well as the clinic treatments the effects can last so that treatment may only need to be done once a year. Twice if the treatment is profhilo.
  • What will I look like immediately after treatment?
    Immediately after treatment there will be some raised bumps, this will disappear over the next few hours. It is possible to get some bruising.
  • Do I need to do anything special before or after the treatment?
    Before treatment it is recommended to limit alcohol for 24 hors and limit the use of anti-inflammatory painkillers, both of these can increase the risk of bruising. Some supplements such as vitamin e and fish oils can also have this effect, so stopping these a few days before treatment can also be useful. Do not stop any prescribed prescription medication without discussing this first. After treatment, keep the hands clean and avoid the use of hand creams for 4 hours.



“ Mel has been great I have used her for many years “


“ I couldn't be any happier with the treatments provided by Mel “

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