Spring clean your skin
18th March 2014
As we sprightly step into the first day of spring (20 March 2014), now is the time to experience a treatment that will help to refresh, rejuvenate and revitalise your skin and reveal that smooth, healthy-looking, youthful glow you’ve been longing for. Here are sk:n clinics’ (the responsible and reputable nationwide network of expert skin clinics) sound and savvy solutions to overcome a dull, tired complexion and literally give your skin a fresh start:
Peels are pain-free and highly effective; your skin is gently swept with a non-toxic chemical solution to exfoliate and encourage collagen production and cell renewal. The procedure can treat complaints such as lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, age spots, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage. There are several types of peels available (salicylic, glycolic and more), each one specifically prescribed according to skin type and desired effect. Peels can also be used to refresh the hands and neck. After the first session, skin feels noticeably softer and looks subtly younger. A further three treatments will unveil even better results. (From £60).
Ideal for congested, acne-prone skin, Isolaz® incorporates a pore cleansing vacuum to help loosen and extract blackheads and excess oil with broadband blue light technology to help thermally destroy acne causing bacteria and reduce facial redness. On average, six treatments every one to two weeks are needed, followed by a maintenance skin care plan. The treatment sensation has most commonly been described as similar to that of a warm massage. Skin is purified from the inside and out, leaving your complexion looking clearer for longer. (From £130).
A high quality titanium dermaroller is rolled into the skin to create thousands of miniscule contact points, leaving your body’s natural healing and repair process to rejuvenate and repair the skin. Dermaroller is suitable to treat all skin tones and types. There is some downtime with this treatment as your skin will initially look flushed for around two days but it is much less invasive than popular lasers. Skin texture is improved, large pores and signs of acne scarring are reduced and wrinkles and lines are smoothed. Allow between 6-12 weeks to see changes. A course of three treatments at 4-6 week intervals is recommended to achieve optimum results. (From £300).
Microcrystals are gently propelled across the skin’s surface to remove the top layer of cells. This pain-free rejuvenation process reveals new and healthy skin cells, which leads to collagen production and plumper skin. This treatment can improve congested skin, fine lines, superficial acne scars and mild pigmentation. Skin will feel softer and look subtly improved after the first treatment, however a course of six across many weeks is recommended. Over time, circulation should increase within the dermis and newer, healthier skin cells are produced. (From £50).
Using patented fractional technology, Fraxel® is a safe, non-ablative skin resurfacing procedure that targets both the surface and deeper layers with microscopic laser columns. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched to help your body to naturally promote rapid healing. Skin instantly feels smoother and looks brighter with a more even texture and tone, however improvement is most noticeable after a course of treatments over 3-6 months, as your skin continues to produce new collagen. It can also help with brown spots, acne scars and surgical scars and reduce wrinkles and pore size. (From £650).