When our skin is glowing and radiant, it gives a massive boost to our self confidence, so it stands to reason that we all want to know how to get clear skin. Along with regular exercise, a good night’s sleep and keeping hydrated, we are told that having a healthy diet rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and healthy fats will all help to keep our complexions clear and healthy. Additionally, there are some treatments that can be applied to the skin or carried out in our clinic which will help to target scarring, pigmentations or wrinkles to improve elasticity and the overall appearance of the skin. Here are our recommended 7 great ways to get clearer, healthier-looking skin. As always, we will give our honest advice for the best treatment for you during your full consultation and assessment.
The Fraxel laser deals with structural indentations, such as scars or wrinkles, and pigmentation on the skin caused by scarring and sun damage. It’s especially effective when used on fine lines and wrinkles and sun damaged imperfections and sunspots. It is a non-invasive, precise laser treatment which targets the damaged part of the skin while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. This means that the skin can then replace the old, damaged skin cells with new, healthy ones to give smoother and younger looking skin with limited down-time.
The Regenlite is a pulse dye laser which treats a variety of skin imperfections from redness and broken veins to scars and crepey skin. This clever laser has different settings and by choosing the correct one, it can target and help reduce your concern by stimulating the production of collagen to rejuvenate ageing skin and wrinkles whilst also being effective on different settings when used to treat acne, stretch marks, warts, verrucae and vascular lesions, such as Cherry Angiomas.
An alternative treatment for scarring and wrinkles is the micro-needling Derma FNS Pen which uses microfine needles to pierce the surface layer of the skin and stimulate the skin to repair itself whilst generating its own new collagen and elastin, which all contribute to an improved skin tone and texture. There is little downtime with this treatment which makes it a popular option for busy people on the go.
For a natural therapy to treat the visible signs of ageing, the Platelet Rich Plasma technique offers a laser-free way to target fine lines and wrinkles as well as scarring and stretch marks. The platelets are the natural healing cells in the blood and by taking a sample of the patient’s blood, our medical practitioners separate the platelets from the plasma in the blood and then re-introduce the platelets back to the area to be treated to promote collagen production to improve the texture and give a more even skin tone, increased skin healing and a softening of imperfections. This therapy has been acclaimed for its wound healing and been used successfully to treat sports injuries and conditions such as arthritis. More recently, it has also had superlative results in skin rejuvenation.
Melasma is pigmentation of facial skin which can be caused by hormones, and it particularly affects the upper lip and cheeks. The prescription only Obagi Nu-Derm® system offers an effective treatment for melasma which is guided by our medical team who will prescribe active ingredients to suppress pigment-creating melanocytes to give you a clearer complexion. This sought after product system also has a rejuvenating effect so not only can your pigmentation improve, your skin will look fresher and more youthful.
The Byonik cold laser is a revolutionary treatment which is activated by the body’s own pulse to repair skin cells with no downtime and no pain either! Its anti-ageing, hydrating gels are used in combination with light energy and can be used to target several skin concerns but is especially effective in reducing redness and inflammation which have been caused by acne and rosacea as well as improving signs of ageing.
Freckles, age spots and wrinkles caused by overexposure to the sun are all preventable with the daily use of a sun protection with a minimum SPF of 30. Whilst there are some peels that can also help with superficial sun damage to the skin, laser treatment is more predictable when it comes to results and repeating them in subsequent treatments. The Clear + Brilliant laser, often referred to as the ‘Baby Fraxel’ works gently to minimise imperfections such as open pores, soften some scarring, eradicate irregular skin pigmentation and give an even tone to the skin with a smoother overall texture. With this treatment, you know that you are investing in the future of your skin by laying down healthy, new collagen triggered by the laser.
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