Top 5 Treatments for Post-Summer Skin Health

By Nadine Eden 17th September 2019 Category: Advice

Has the warmer weather and summer activities taken its toll on your skin? You may have spent a little too long in the sun, developed some annoying ingrown hairs from daily shaving, or have finally decided its time to do something about your excessive sweating or unwanted tattoo. If so, September is the perfect time to slow down, take some time out and think about your skin health. Read our top five treatments for post-summer skin.

1. Avoid Ingrown Hairs With Laser Hair Removal

With laser hair removal you can say goodbye to ingrown hairs which are caused when hair curls round and grows back into the skin. This produces raised red spots which can be painful and often become infected. The laser causes the hair follicle to overheat and damages the bulb which prevents regrowth. You can expect to see permanent hair reduction up to 90% and for best results, opt for a course of 6-8 treatments. Autumn is the perfect time to begin your journey as it is best to start treatment without a suntan.

2. Renew and rehydrate dehydrated skin

If you have spent long periods of time in the sun without a high factor SPF, your skin may feel dehydrated and develop lines, wrinkles or pigmentation. Your skin can become dehydrated and sunburnt even when its cloudy, so if you are worried about sun damage, book a free consultation which includes a skin scan. Our skin experts may then recommend one of these most popular treatments:

Skin Peels – Reduce pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Laser Resurfacing – Targets both superficial and deeper layers of skin to treat pigmentation and hyperpigmentation (dark spots) caused by the sun. This skin resurfacer also treats scarring.
HydraFacial – Combines hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides to replenish, plump and hydrate your skin.

3. Treat excessive sweating with Botox® Injections

It’s quite normal to sweat in hot weather, but if you find that your sweating seems excessive you may find you are suffering with Hyperhidrosis. The most common areas include forehead, underarms, palms and feet and can be caused by stress, diabetes, menopause and side effects from medication. This condition can be treated easily and effectively with an injection (Botox®) into the problem area which blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine (sweat) glands, which will prevent sweating.

4. Remove that tattoo you are beginning to regret

Summer fun may have led to a tattoo which you are beginning to regret… or you may have an old design which you are embarrassed to show when you bare more skin in the warmer months. A course of laser tattoo removal can remove or fade unwanted tattoos safely and effectively. If you are in a hurry, check out our Centres of Excellence. We use a PicoWay laser which can remove your ink in roughly half the time. (Available in selected clinics only).

5. Banish that annoying verruca from the swimming pool

If you have been swimming you could have quite easily picked up a verruca. You may have tried over-the-counter treatments which haven’t worked. At sk:n we offer three different options and your dermatologist will recommend the right one for you. Options include laser removal, Cryotherapy (freezing), or a simple excision.

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