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The Perfect Beauty Plan (if money were no object)

There are a lot of things you can do for ageing skin, and you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money or spend an enormous amount of time on it. Just using a simple moisturiser twice a day will help as a start, but the more you treat your skin, the greater the effect. We’ve put together a perfect beauty plan to follow if money were no object (we can but dream!) which will produce amazing results.

Skincare

For our first piece of advice for our beauty plan, you will need to build up a continuous daily skin care regime in order to get the skin healthy and ready to receive treatments in order to help them be as effective as possible. Everyone’s regime will be different depending on their needs, which is why we always do a detailed skin analysis before recommending the best products. But some basic ingredients which are essential for skin health are:

  • Hyaluronic acid – helps hydrate and plump the skin (it can hold a thousand times its own weight in water). Basically, the skin is an organ which comes low down on the body’s list of priorities when it comes to hydration, so what you’re doing is giving it a boost with a topical product.
  • Vitamin A – encourages your skin cells to behave as they once did when you were younger, helping to soften your skin and prevent further lines and wrinkles.
  • SPF – prevents the skin from ageing at an accelerated rate. Researchers in Australia asked a group of people to participate in a thorough sunscreen regime for four and a half years, at the end of which they recorded how much the skin had aged. With this group, they found no difference, even after such a long time. Another group that had not been asked to follow the routine did show signs of ageing, proving how effective SPF can be.

If we had to recommend a product without having the chance to do a skin analysis, our advice would be to go for Swisscode Bionic Stem Cell Age Control.

Thermage

Thermage is a great addition to our beauty plan. It is the number one go-to skin tightening treatment for people don’t need (or want) surgical procedures. You can use Thermage to treat skin anywhere on the face and body; indeed, it is the only FDA approved treatment for eyelids. We’d do this treatment first because it can take up to 6 months to see the full results; this is because Thermage treats the deep layers of the skin rather than the superficial layers where you will see results much more quickly. Patients who use Thermage as a rejuvenation treatment tend to book repeat treatments every 12-24 months depending how long they find their results last. One of the main advantages of Thermage is that there’s no down time, so you don’t have to interrupt your lifestyle.

Regenlite

Whilst waiting for the results of your Thermage treatment we’ll do a course of 3-4 Regenlite (Pulse Dye Laser) treatments to tighten and improve the overall appearance of your skin. You’ll start seeing results in as little as two weeks. There is no downtime and, on average, the effects last between six months to a year. Regenlite is very popular and our patients are loving this treatment at the moment.

Fraxel or Clear + Brilliant

Fractional laser treatment to tackle and/or prevent signs of ageing on the surface of the skin. Poor texture and an uneven tone is a huge giveaway of age and can sometimes even highlight any structural treatments you’ve had done, such as dermal fillers, e.g. if your skin looks aged but, for example, your cheeks are full. These treatments help tackle fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, age spots, poor texture and uneven tone at the same time as stimulating new collagen and elastin. Whichever treatment you decide to go with, we’d recommend a course of treatments as,although you’d expect to get results from just one, results are accumulative and are therefore more dramatic the more you have.

In terms of downtime after treatment, you can expect up to a few days depending on treatment: Fraxel is a stronger treatment which means you need to expect a few more days downtime in comparison with clear+brilliant.

Mini Thread Lift

After so much work, your skin should be in tip-top condition and be ready to receive this last, and much sought-after regenerative & revitalising treatment which produces a natural firming and tightening effect. (The Mini Thread Lift will not work well if it is done on a skin that’s in poor condition). Be aware that it is possible that some swelling and/or bruising may occur after treatment. Benefits include:

  • Improved wrinkles, folds and skin laxity a high level production of collagen and hyaluronic acid will be stimulated as a result of fibroblasts being activated around the threads.
  • Brighter skin – because of the increased oxygen supply to tissues.
  • Cell regeneration – brought about by accelerated micro-circulation.
  • Rehydration – thanks to the stimulation of the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid.
  • General or targeted firming- treatments can provide overall rejuvenation or, if you only have a trouble spot you’re concerned about, we can target just that area.
  • Can last longer than a filler – the treatment threads are made of complex carbohydrates which can take longer to break down than hyaluronic acid fillers.

If you would like to discuss what’s involved with any of the treatments described in our beauty plan – call us on 01727 837429, or visit our Chequer Street Clinic in St Albans.

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