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3 Wrong Answers to Common Skin Treatment Questions: Do You Know the Right Ones?

Myths, legends, and witchcraft should be left to fantasy books, they have no place when it comes to your skin, in fact, some of them can even be harmful to your skin.

 When it comes to professional skin treatment, there are a few uncertainties that I’d like to clear up so that it can help you have a better understanding of your skin treatment; but first I’m going to throw in a few wrong answers just to see if you can tell the lie from the legit. 

 

1. “What is Profhilo?”

  1. Profhilo treatment is a skin booster treatment.
  2. Profhilo does a similar job to a wrinkle filler.
  3. Profhilo treatment is a new category of injectable.

Nurse Natalia, from our St. Albans skin clinic, tells us:

 “3 is the correct answer. Profhilo is a pioneering ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment that stimulates a process within the skin called ‘bioremodelling’. This process helps to improve signs of skin ageing and laxity, whilst giving your skin a super boost of hydration. This skin treatment is all about improving skin quality and helping you to improve skin texture.”

You can read more about Profhilo here.

 

2. “What technology does Thermage skin tightening treatment use?”

  1. Laser
  2. Radio Frequency
  3. It’s an injectable treatment

Nurse and MD of our skin tightening clinic in Hertfordshire, Jane, tells us: 

“Thermage is a very powerful radio frequency device, so 2 is the correct answer here. The most exciting thing for me as a practitioner, and as the previous trainer for Thermage, is that we can treat ON the eyelids, not just around the eyes which is what most skin treatments can offer. Because Thermage is such a powerful skin tightening treatment it only requires a single session, rather than a course and it can be used on both the face and body to firm and tighten skin that is sagging and showing signs of ageing.”

You can read more about the Thermage treatment here.

 

3. “What kind of melasma treatment is available?’

  1. You can treat melasma with certain laser treatments, chemical peels and prescription skincare.
  2. You can treat melasma just the same as other forms of hyperpigmentation.
  3. Melasma cannot be treated.

Nurse Natalia, Melasma-lead at our skin clinic in Hertfordshire tells us: 

“1 is the correct answer to this question. Melasma absolutely can be treated, unfortunately, there is no cure, but you can successfully reduce and manage the symptoms. 

Although Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation, it is driven by hormones, so we treat it differently from other types. Although we have the appropriate lasers to treat melasma we chose not to because they can actually make melasma worse. Instead, we choose to use the Obagi nu-derm system to treat it. If we feel that it’s appropriate, we will augment the skin treatment with a gentle, anti-inflammatory chemical peel. 

As well as treating our clients for this concern, I have melasma myself, so I truly know the impact it can have on your confidence. My biggest tip to anyone with melasma is to wear sun cream every day, preferably 30SPF or over, and avoid tanning your skin as this will make your melasma more obvious.”

 You can read more about melasma, what causes it, if it can get worse, and other FAQs here

Learn more about the Obagi nu-derm skin treatment here.

 

How many of those answers did you guess correctly?

Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.

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