There are benefits of having in-clinic treatments as well as using good home care. It is like eating healthy food at home and going to the gym: going to the gym allows you to intensely and specifically target certain concerns, whether it be losing weight or building muscle. Similarly, having in clinic treatments allows us to target particular concerns. With the use of chemical peels, lasers, and other modalities we can target:
As we age our skin structures such as collagen and elastin become weaker alongside the skin cell’s ability to function diminishing. This can be caused by many factors, being both ageing and environment related. Age is influenced by years of age, hormones, and genetics. Whilst environmental ageing is influenced by: UV exposure, pollution, smoking, diet, trauma, etc.
Pigmentation including freckles and melasma
Pigmentation will sit at different levels in the skin, therefore it is imperative that we use a multiple modality approach to the treatment of pigmentation to ensure we are targeting each layer of pigmentation.
Treatments: PICO rejuv and PICO spot, Excel V, Limelight, Chemical peels, Cosmelan.
Redness & Rosacea
Redness can show on the skin in different ways, this may be an all-over consistent flushing to an area on the skin or little broken capillaries called telangiectasia.
Scarring & Stretch Mark
There are many causes for scarring and stretch marks, and they can present in many ways. Treatment options will depend upon whether the texture or colour e.g Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening) or post inflammatory erythema (redness) needs to be treated first.
There are many types of congestion, whether this is lots of little blackheads, little red lumps and bumps or whiteheads there are different treatments and ingredients available.
To treat the texture of skin we want to ensure that we have a healthy skin barrier, lots of moisture and are using skin resurfacing treatments of varying degrees.
The main aim when treating a client's skin barrier function is to strengthen and hydrate the skin.
Using the correct skincare at home is integral in aiding us in creating these changes, it preps the skin, allowing our in-clinic treatments to be more intensive as well as minimising adverse effects.
Volume 26, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 37-46 Introduction to skin aging.