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Birthmark Removal

Get a beautiful new sense of confidence with our artful laser treatment of birthmarks. No matter how large or raised, trust us to reduce or remove those embarrassing marks.

Birthmark skin disorders for some people, can cause them considerable difficulties and leave them distressed and self-conscious. For some people this can fuel anxiety, depression and other emotional and psychological problems. Self-esteem and quality of life may also suffer. But there are now effective treatments available to treat birth marks. In cases such as this, one of the best options available is Laser treatment.

WHAT IS A BIRTHMARK?
A birthmark is a colored mark on or under the skin that that’s been there since birth. Birthmarks vary in size and shape, and can be blue, black, tan, brown, pink, red, purple and white. Some are smooth, and some are raised and rough.

Almost all birthmarks are painless and harmless. However, to be extra safe, it’s important to have a doctor check your birthmarks, especially if there are rapid changes in appearance.

Birthmarks are categorized into two main groups: Those that appear as patches of brown skin caused by containing too much melanin (pigmented lesions), and those that appear as patches of red skin caused by the presence of abnormal blood vessels that are bunched together and do not grow normally.

Can lasers treat all pigmented birthmarks?

Not all birthmarks can be treated by laser but some can have excellent success and you are advised to consult with your doctor to check whether they are able to treat your birthmark or not.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments required varies for each person. This depends on the characteristics unique to each birthmark.
Four to twelve treatments are the norm. Don’t be surprised however, if removing a birthmark requires more.
The process also requires a substantial time commitment, since you must allow at least 1 – 2 months between each treatment session.

How painful is the treatment?

Pain is an individual experience affected by a variety of factors. Each laser impact on the skin has been described as “an elastic band slapping your skin”. Many people require nothing during treatment, while others choose to put on a topical anesthetic aka numbing cream, which must be applied on 30 – 45 minutes prior to treatment.

How do the lasers eliminate a pigmented birthmark?

Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense, pure, one color of light that passes through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the birthmark’s pigment.
This laser energy causes the pigment to fragment microscopically. Some of the pigment comes off with the crust that forms after laser treatment; the body absorbs some of the pigment as it heals, and a small amount of pigment stays invisible in the tissue. The doctor will determine which wavelength or color of light to use, and how to best direct the laser’s energy to treat your birthmark.

Is there an age limit for children to be treated by the laser?

No, but you need to ask if this is something the child wants to do. Some children may find it daunting or painful, and therefore not be able to go through with the treatment.

Can laser be performed if I m pregnant?

As with any laser procedure, there is no long-term data available to say that laser is harmful to the fetus, but I recommend waiting until after the birth of your child before any treatment.

Will there be any scarring?

Scarring is uncommon with this procedure, but as with any skin treatment, there is a slight risk of side effects, most of which are reversible with time.

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The Fighter, ANTIOXIDANTS

We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and  many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans.
You already know that your skin — like the rest of your body — benefits from the work of antioxidants: They help fight free radicals, unstable compounds that attack cells and cause wrinkles, dull skin, and even skin cancer. But with so many on the market, how do you know which antioxidants work the hardest to help your skin stay smooth and young? The good news is, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just one.

The generation of free radicals increases by:

• Excess consumption of processed or refined foods

• Increased consumption of meat and other animal products

• Pollution

• Stress

• Sleeplessness

• Decreased consumption of natural foods

• Strenuous exercise

Glutathione
Composed of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, this little protein is found in all animal tissues, is one of your body’s main antioxidants and is very decreased in the skin after skin exposure.

1. Try bioactive whey protein. This is great source of cysteine and the amino acid building blocks for glutathione synthesis. As you know, I am not a big fan of dairy, but this is an exception — with a few warnings. The whey protein must be bio-active and made from non-denatured proteins. Choose non-pasteurized and non-industrially produced milk that contains no pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Immunocal is a prescription bioactive non-denatured whey protein that is even listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference.

2. Consume sulfur-rich foods. The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc.).

3. Exercise boosts your glutathione levels and thereby helps boost your immune system, improve detoxification and enhance your body’s own antioxidant defenses. Start slow and build up to 30 minutes a day of vigorous aerobic exercise like walking or jogging, or play various sports. Strength training for 20 minutes 3 times a week is also helpful.

One would think it would be easy just to take glutathione as a pill, but the body digests protein, so you wouldn’t get the benefits if you did it this way. However, the production and recycling of glutathione in the body requires many different nutrients and you can take these. Here are the main supplements that need to be taken consistently to boost glutathione. Besides taking a multivitamin and fish oil, supporting my glutathione levels with these supplements is the most important thing I do every day for my personal health.

4. Alpha lipoic acid. This is a close second to glutathione in importance in our cells and is involved in energy production, blood sugar control, brain health and detoxification. The body usually makes it, but given all the stresses we are under, we often become depleted.

5. Methylation nutrients (folate and vitamins B6 and B12). These are perhaps the most critical to keep the body producing glutathione. Methylation and the production and recycling of glutathione are the two most important biochemical functions in your body. Take folate (especially in the active form of 5 methyltetrahydrofolate), B6 (in active form of P5P) and B12 (in the active form of methylcobalamin).

6. Selenium. This important mineral helps the body recycle and produce more glutathione.

7. A family of antioxidants including vitamins C and E (in the form of mixed tocopherols), work together to recycle glutathione.

8. Milk thistle (silymarin) has long been used in liver disease and helps boost glutathione levels.

Green tea


Green tea extracts are derived from the Camelliasinensis plant; you may also want to drink tea brewed from the plant for internal benefits. Green tea contains a number of powerful polyphenols, one of which — epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)— it contains in large quantities.

Research has shown that when EGCG is applied before or immediately after UV exposure, it helps correct cellular changes caused by damaging UV rays. It can also quench hydrogen peroxide radicals and cause carcinogenic skin cells to degrade.

Idebenone

Idebenone(pronounced E-d-buh-known) is a more stable relative of the antioxidantcoenzyme Q10.

Idebenone penetrates better than coenzyme Q10 and offers more protection from the oxidation caused by free radicals. It also protects skin cells from the damaging effects of UVB rays.

Be sure to do a patch test before committing to regular use of a product containing idebenone; about 1 out of 10 people has an allergic reaction to the antioxidant.

Resveratrol

This oldie-but-goodie antioxidant is a polyphenolic compound found in grapes, berries, cocoa, and even peanuts.

Studies show that resveratrol confers great benefits when applied topically. When you apply resveratrol before sun exposure, it reduces the production of damaging free radicals and other sun-related skin damage. It also helps retard the development and growth of skin cancer tumors.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been given credit for all sorts of miracles, proven and unproven. It is a potent antioxidant and a necessary component of tissue collagen production. Again, we are advised that normal diets, including citrus fruit, provide adequate vitamin C. Over the years scientists and clinicians have waffled over claims for the ability of vitamin C to prevent colds and lessen the length of time that symptoms persist. It is generally believed that these qualities are overstated or wrong. One study did show vitamin C to be effective in preventing cold symptoms in 50% of marathon runners tested but only a tiny percentage of the general population. Since I’m so set against subjecting one’s body to marathon running, I nearly opted to leave that bit of information out. The significance of all this is confusing.

Antioxidants such as vitamin C are key players in the prevention of cholesterol plaques forming in the arteries and are generally necessary for sustained good health. The importance of vitamin C is well-known for its role in the healing of wounds and maintenance of the integrity of tissues. It is important in collagen synthesis, and its absence causes the disease scurvy, which results in tissue breakdown and open wounds.

Vitamin C has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant when applied to the skin. This is where real progress is being made. Free radicals derived from metabolic processes interfere with the production and maintenance of collagen in the skin. When collagen fibers are inadequate in number or misaligned, the skin structure breaks down and loss of elasticity and wrinkling result. Vitamin C protects the collagen in the skin and is necessary for new collagen production and wound healing. Free radicals from the environment have also been said to enter the skin and cause tissue damage. The function of the skin is to keep the outside environment outside. That’s how it works. And the difficulty in getting topical vitamin C into the skin illustrates that fact. But mechanisms aside, vitamin C applied to the skin can work if it can get into the skin in sufficient quantities.

Vitamin E

Along with the knowledge of the destructive capability of free radicals is the knowledge that they are products of normal metabolism and are neutralized by antioxidants. These antioxidants are either enzymes within the body systems or antioxidants derived from the diet. The diet-derived group includes vitamin E (tocopherol), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), carotenes (vitamin A), and many others. Vitamins C and E are among the major nonenzymatic antioxidants that protect skin from the adverse effects of aging and sun damage, and for this purpose, topical application seems far more effective than oral supplements. We don’t yet know how much is optimal for this function, but we are discovering how to most effectively deliver it to the skin. The fat-soluble vitamin E molecule is too large to penetrate the skin and significantly raise circulating levels, but application of vitamin E to the skin has consistently shown the ability to retard the inflammation from sun exposure and UVB damage and, in fact, reverse the sun damage. There is also a great deal of evidence that vitamins C and E are enhanced in their antioxidant function when applied together. Current conservative advice is that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables should be adequate for normal healthy adults. Daily oral supplements of vitamin E have long been recommended but have fallen into scientific disfavor due to conflicting reports. Some studies claim it promotes cardiac health; others contradict the findings. A 2009 study indicated that most basic studies were universally flawed and suggested that larger (and perhaps larger than tolerated) doses might be necessary to be effective.

Melatonin

Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain and is known to influence the circadian rhythms of the body: sleeping at night, being awake during the day. It has also been recognized as among the most powerful of antioxidants. The ability of melatonin to eliminate free-radical contamination in cellular function has been repeatedly demonstrated. And as noted above, it is very effective as a topical antioxidant in its synergetic action with vitamins C and E. The ability of melatonin to help drive vitamin C into the skin and its anti-inflammatory action have made it a very important ingredient in skin-care products. The combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and melatonin represents the most truly effective way to get enough of these antioxidants into the skin to impede collagen destruction, encourage collagen production, reduce facial wrinkles and undo sun damage.

Allantoin


Long used to help protect the skin in creams and lotion, allantoin was thought to be a skin protectant. It has been called a “cell proliferant, epithelization stimulant, and a chemical debrider.” Basically, it helps to exfoliate and stimulate new skin growth.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)


ALA is unique, as it is soluble in both water and lipids, so it easily penetrates into the skin. It seems to help protects Vitamins E and C, helping to boost their activity within the cell by “reenergizing” them. It is also converted in the skin into another chemical that has it’s own antioxidant properties.

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a fatty acid that is naturally found inside every cell in the body. It is necessary to produce energy for the body’s everyday functions as it converts glucose into energy. ALA is also an antioxidant that works in both water and fat, unlike some other antioxidants. It can also recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up by the body. Glutathione is an important antioxidant and ALA increases the formation of glutathione. It also enhances the antioxidant functions of vitamins C and E.

ALA directly supports detoxification within the liver. It can prevent cell damage, regulate blood sugar levels, chelate toxic metals from the blood, and enhance mental function and muscular energy production.

Sources for ALA include the following:

• naturally made in the body
• spinach
• broccoli
• peas
• Brewer’s yeast
• Brussels sprouts
• rice bran
• organ meats

Grape and Grape Seed Extract


Proanthocyanidin, a very powerful antioxidant is found in grapes and grape seed extracts. While this antioxidant doesn’t have strong evidence that it works topically (really, most of these things I’m listing don’t have much evidence anyways), it was found to have strong effects on free radical damage of fat cells especially, as well as improved wound healing and prevention of tumors (both in mice).

Panthenol


An alcohol derivative of Vitamin B5, Panthenol is actually a humectant (see, it’s here in my moisturizer post), and is very easily found in moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Once it’s in the skin, it get converted to an acid that is an important cofactor for Coenzyme A, allowing your skin to function normallly. It’s pretty stable, but doesn’t do well in acidic or basic environments or high heat.

SKINARTESSE LASERS

WHY CHOOSE SKINARTESSE LASER?

No medication required

No downtime

No long recovery periods

Affordable

Long term results

Painless and no anesthesia required

Skinartesse Laser Peel encompasses the equivalent of having 4 chemical peels in one session, the outer most layer of the epidermis is safely removed with no downtime, or any complications like ablative alternatives such as Fractional Co2 lasers, and yet it still produces visible results immediately. This laser function treats:

  • skin rejuvenation
  • all types of acne problems
  • improve skin elasticity
  • reduce age spots
  • large pores
  • sun damaged skin
  • reduce fine lines, wrinkles
  • yellow, dull or oily skin
  • lighten acne scars

Skinartesse Laser Toning is the application of specialized laser energy to reduce visible sin pigmentation and it accomplishes two major goals:

  • Even-out your skin tone
  • Improve your skin texture

The laser energy gently targets the melanin in the cells breaking it up for your body’s natural removal processes. Because the treatment is gentle, multiple passes are needed in order to target deep into the tissue.

ARE YOU A SUITABLE CANDIDATE? IF YOU WISH TO…

  • Glowing youthful looking skin
  • Have Acne under control
  • Remove minor Acne Scars and redness
  • Flawless radiant smooth skin

Sunscreen SPF? Which on is the BEST?

We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen, but which SPF is best? A walk through the sunscreen aisle reveals dozens of options, with varying SPFs. The highest SPF protect is 100, but does that make it the best? It’s just one of the many questions consumers have when it comes to the dizzying array of sunscreens. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.

WHAT DOES SPF MEASURE?

SPF, or sun protection factor, measures the product’s ability to block the sun’s UVB rays. Those rays can turn your skin into a fiery-red hide. It does not take into account UVA rays, which can damage skin and lead to certain kinds of cancer.

DOES SPF 100 OFFER THE BEST PROTECTION?

People assume the higher the SPF, the better the protection. Sunscreen with SPF 50 offers twice the protection of SPF 25, right? Wrong. Sunscreen with SPF 15 blocks 94 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. SPF 30 blocks 97 percent, SPF 50 blocks 98 percent and SPF 100 blocks 99 percent. Yes, SPF 100 offers the highest protection, but it’s not significantly more than its double-digit competitors. Plus, doctors fear consumers who buy products with SPF 100 apply it less, making it less effective than other options. No matter what the SPF, you should apply sunscreen every two hours.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR?

Rather than focusing on the SPF, look for a broad spectrum sunscreen. These will protect against both UVA and UVB rays, offering full protection.

Whether it is a day at the pool, or an afternoon walk in the park, make sure that you are arming yourself with sun protection so that you can enjoy many sunny days ahead.

Top Five Signs of Aging and The Solution

We all know everyone ages uniquely – you and your closest friend will have different parts of your face begin to age at different times, at different rates, and with varying degrees of concern. But we can identify five of the commonest signs of aging, and you can determine for yourself which one(s) apply most significantly to you.

#5 – A sign of aging that we are all becoming increasingly aware of is photo damage or sun damage. Over the years, brown and red spots, wrinkles and general loss of tone, and pallor mark the aging, weathered skin. The best surgical treatment is laser resurfacing. This removes the damaged surface cells and stimulates both the growth and reorganization of collagen and elastin fibers. It provides exceptional results, and really turns back the hands of time. Non-surgically, the most important thing to do is protect your skin from UV (ultraviolet) damage through sunblock and hats. And, regular visits to your aesthetician for light peels and appropriate topicals can also make a substantial difference in the youthful look of your skin.

#4 – Jowls, those puffy little prominences of fat and skin along the jaw line that you can pinch with your thumb and finger, are terribly bothersome to many people, both women and men. The best surgical treatment is a face and neck lift which draws the sagging skin and fat upwards and backwards, smoothing the jaw line and lifting the cheek. This provides many years of improved appearance, and holds its results very well. Non-surgically, facial fillers such as hyaluronic acid (for example, Juvéderm® and Restylane®) can be injected in front of the jowl “hill,” filling the pre-jowl sulcus “valley.” This usually lasts 12 to 15 months and then can be repeated.

#3 – Droopy upper eyelids cause a tired, sad and old look to a person. They can also give a feeling of heaviness, especially at the end of the day. An upper blepharoplasty (eyelid) procedure removes the excess skin and, if necessary, trims redundant fat. This creates a more open, less tired, happier and more youthful look to the eyes, indeed, the entire face. And it is a “simple” procedure with no pain and a quick recovery. Non-surgically, neuromodulators like BOTOX Cosmetic® can be injected to raise the lateral eyebrow – this doesn’t actually reduce the eyelid skin excess, but does create a slightly more open look to the eye. Also, hyaluronic acid filler can be placed along the lateral brow, or sometimes in a deep upper eyelid crease, to provide a subtle, more lifted and youthful look.

#2 – Puffy lower eyelids or “bags” are often accompanied by dark circles and a “tear-trough” depression beneath the puffy fat. The best surgical treatment is an elegant transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where an incision is made behind the eyelid and only the redundant fat excised. In some cases the fat can be “transposed” into the tear-trough deformity to get the best result. From a non-surgical perspective, hyaluronic acid filler can be placed in the “tear-trough” to diminish the relative prominence of the fatty bags. And, sometimes, a combination of both surgical and non-surgical treatments provides optimal results.

#1 – You might not think so, but perhaps the most common complaint I hear from women is, “I just can’t stand the sagging skin in my neck.” We often call this a “turkey wattle.” The best treatment for this is almost always surgical – a neck lift which includes liposuction to remove excess fat, tightening of the lax muscle bands and removal of the excess skin through a face and neck lift. As a non-surgical treatment, BOTOX Cosmetic® injections can sometimes decrease the tightness and prominence of the vertical muscle bands. And radiofrequency therapy may, for some people, provide a mild improvement in tightening.

As you can see, there are many different ways in which we age. Each person has their own specific concerns as to what bothers them the most and what they would like corrected. The good news is that with today’s techniques and technologies we have a wide array of options to offer you to improve your situation as you feel it best for you.

 

Three Suggestion for Facial Moisture

Dry facial skin is a pesky problem. Some lotions clog pores and cause more problems than answers. So, how do you keep your facial skin from cracking and peeling? We’ve got a few suggestions to keep dry skin in check.

COOL DOWN THE SHOWER

Hot, steamy showers might feel relaxing, but they wreak havoc on your facial skin. Hot water dries your skin; so consider taking cooler showers to keep your skin from freaking out.

USE A HUMIDIFIER

Most heating and cooling systems are pumping and circulating dry air through your house. To battle this problem, consider using a humidifier. Set it up in your living room, or wherever you spend the most time in your house. A humidifier is fairly inexpensive and releases water vapor into the air, which will help keep your skin moist.

EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN

Using a good facial scrub will help exfoliate your skin and keep the most radiant layer of your skin front and center. A simple facial cream will do the trick, but be sure to use it regularly.

Come see us for a facial. Few things can revive your face like a facial. The combination of cleansing and exfoliating techniques will remove built up deposits and a hydrating mask will seal moisture into your skin. A monthly facial can keep cracking and peeling facial skin at bay with little at-home maintenance.

The Damaging Effects of Sugar on Your Skin

Unfortunately, excess sugar in the diet is attributed to a process called glycation, which contributes to the formation of wrinkles.  In scientific terms, glycation is a chemical reaction between the binding of sugar with protiens and lipids, which impairs their functioning.  As nauseating as it may sound, it is the same process that takes effect when meat turns brown with cooking, but it is happening in our bodies. This process is not only damaging to the collagen and elastin in the skin, it also has a negative effect of the body’s essential organs like the kidneys and brain.

A 2007 study in the British Journal of Dermatology found that glycation on the skin can begin to show at about age 35. The older you are, the more pronounced it becomes if changes to the diet or protective skin factors are not taken.

The harmful effects are not just from the refined sugars found in chocolate and softdrinks. Other foods with a high glycemic index, like white bread, pasta and potatoes also contribute to glycation in the body and skin. Unfortunately, among its many other damaging effects, smoking is also a big contributor to this process.

Good quality cosmeceuticals and treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can help to prevent and improve the effects of glycation on the skin, however if it gets to this point it may be hard to treat.  Prevention is always the key, which unfortunately means limiting sugar intake.

What’s your eyes telling you?

The eyes are a window to your soul. That is an old saying but it has some truth to it. Eyes can say a lot about a person and lines and wrinkles around the eyes are a normal part of ageing.

For those that do wish they could get out of the tell-tale wrinkles that happen around the eyes such as crow’s feet, hollow under eyes, loose skin, sagging brows or all of the above. Dr Rachel Chew has a solution for you! Here are the most advanced, proven and effective treatments for all of your eye concerns.

Crow’s Feet also known as smile lines are wrinkles around the eyes which can develop as we age because of persistent small muscle contractions. Used for over 20 years muscle relaxant injections is gold standard treatment for forehead, frown and crow’s feet. Designed to relax various muscles that cause wrinkles to appear on the upper face, muscle relaxant injections are both safe and effective and have truly transformed the treatment of ageing skin now being one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by doctors in Ireland.

Tear Trough
The loss of volume that occurs under the eyes can be corrected using Hyaluronic (HA) acid dermal fillers to fill the hollow area and lift these depressions to take away the tired appearance. Results are instant lasting up to 12 months. Dermal fillers can also assist dark circles by improving shadows that cause hollowness.

Loose Skin
Dr Rachel Chew uses a number of proven treatments to improve and tighten loose skin around the eye area to stimulate collagen and tighten elastin and in some cases thicken the appearance of thin skin.

Eyebrow Lift
Treatment for low eyebrows may not have been at the top of your list of ageing signs to watch out for but muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers or thread lift can now be used to lift the brow to give a fresher and more awake appearance.

 

Stretch Marks Treatment

Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty for most girls and guys. When a person grows or gains weight really quickly (like during puberty or hormone changes for older women), that person may get fine lines on the body called stretch marks.

Stretch marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen which is the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin is then disrupted. As a result, scars called stretch marks may form.

If you’re noticing stretch marks on your body, you’re not alone. Most girls and women have stretch marks, which tend to show up on the breasts, thighs, hips, and butt. Many women get them during pregnancy. And while they’re more common in girls, guys can get stretch marks too.

As a result, here at Skin Art Clinic we have a great range of treatments which in turn can help to reduce the visible signs of stretch mark appearance. With only the latest most innovative technologies we are proud to announce our new technology of the clinic – the Trilipo by Maximus treatment, which focuses on stretch marks and also cellulite, which is one of the biggest concerns in women today as well.

Stretch marks are difficult but not impossible to treat, we are looking for improvement not cure. With a number of other treatments we provide here such as dermaroller we can definitely target your concerns. As Dr Rachel Chew would say “not everyone responds to one treatment modality and no one treatment modality works for everyone”. At times, we need combination therapy to tackle your concern. This is why we have a range of treatments for even the same concern to ensure that we do have the right treatment for you.

Treatment for Men

Gone are the days where it is only women that seek cosmetic intervention!

Even up until 5-10 years ago, most men would not seek cosmetic procedures or treatments. There seemed to be taboo or stigma associated with men seeking cosmetic intervention or to even maintain their skin with skincare products and treatments. Most men would not even disclose to their friends and family if they did take care of their skin.

The view on the matter seemed to be that; men are macho and therefore a rough and aged look to the skin is masculine.

There is a new wave of modern aged men, often called metrosexuals that take pride in their appearance; wanting their skin to be clear, congestion free, radiant and healthy looking.

Many skincare companies have jumped on this wave of “modern aged men” and have developed skincare ranges exclusively for men. Men’s skin tends to be thicker than women’s; making their skin more resilient to external factors and the ageing process. Even though many men age more successfully than women, their skin is still not concern or issue free.

Common concerns men find with their skin and body!
Even though men’s skin is considered to be more resilient than women’s, they can still develop concerns and conditions. Some of the most popular concerns that effect men include:

  • Ingrown hairs
  • Rough surface texture to the skin
  • Shavers rash
  • Dryness/dehydrated skin
  • Spider veins on the face
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmented areas on the skin from lack of sun protection
  • Enlarged pores
  • Oily skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Acne/blemishes
  • Blackheads/whiteheads
  • Wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes
  • Stubborn fat around the chin
  • Excess hair on the back and chest
  • Stretchmarks from weight loss, weight gain and growth spurts
  • Stubborn areas of fat on the upper stomach and muffin tops
  • Prominent or malformed blood vessels and veins
  • Excessive sweating
  • Jaw clenching
  • Teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Prominent jaws

What cosmetic procedures and treatments for men are available?

Most cosmetic procedures are unisex and can be carried out on both genders. Cosmetic procedures and treatments for men that will help reduce the appearance of common concerns are listed below.

To treat the texture of the skin, acne, congestion, oiliness, dryness, dehydration, pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles we offer:

Chemical peels. There are different types of peels; the type of chemical and the intensity being the main difference. People that have deeper routed pigmentation, acne/blemishes, deep lines and wrinkles will tend to need the higher intensity peels because the peel needs to penetrate and work on deeper layers of skin. People that wish to improve skin clarity, hydration, lifeless skin and superficial pigmentation would have a lower intensity peel because it only needs to treat the superficial layers of the skin.

Skin needling / Dermaroller  is a devise that contains tiny thin needles; penetrating into the dermis of your skin and treating deeper routed concerns. The devise is combined with a specialist serum for your concern; the combination allows the serum to reach and treat the route of your concern, making the treatment more effective. This treatment is great for people 25+ and one course can last up to 5 years, making it a great maintenance treatment as well. This treatment will help reduce the appearance of scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

To treat excessive sweating, overactive muscles, headaches and areas of the face that have slackened, lost volume and developed wrinkles we offer:

Botox is one of the most well-known facial rejuvenation treatments in the cosmetic industry, with over 20 years’ experience. The solution is injected into the desired area to reduce and smooth the wrinkle; lasting on average of 3 months depending on the individual and the quantity used. We use pure Botox in our procedures, to treat fine lines and wrinkles associated with ageing, excessive sweating, prominent jaws, headaches, grinding teeth and jaw clenching.

Dermal fillers are also very well known within the cosmetic industry, also with over 20 years’ experience. Fillers are frequently used alongside Botox to add volume and plump any areas that have lost volume. We are able to treat many areas that people have always been unhappy with or that have developed from the ageing process; from deep set wrinkles, lines, permanent sleep lines, low set forehead/brows, lack of volume in the cheeks, the neck and lack of definition or volume in the lips. The procedure lasts on average 9-12 months, depending on the individual and the quantity used.

Are cosmetic procedures and treatments for men painful?

Most non-invasive cosmetic procedures and treatments are considered painless or at the most a sensation that is bearable. For patients that find they have a lower pain threshold we offer a numbing cream, which is applied beforehand to prevent discomfort.

How to maintain the improvements seen from cosmetic procedures and treatments for men!

By seeking cosmetic help for your concerns, it enables you to see the best results relatively quickly that you would not have seen naturally. To ensure the longevity of the results you must maintain your skin at home to prevent the concern worsening or reoccurring. Our aesthetic professionals with give you all the information you need to know in order to maintain your skin once at home.

Below is a list of steps to maintain the improvements seen on your skin, by not following steps or tips the concern will return:

  • Apply a lightweight sunscreen to your face, ears, neck and chest when walking and working outside, even in winter months as the sun is still intense. Apply sunscreen to the remainder of the body if it is exposed. This will prevent fine lines and wrinkles from worsening and pigmentation from developing and reappearing.
  • There will be particular key products recommended that will help keep oiliness, acne/blemishes, congestion, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, dryness and dehydration at bay. By applying this product or products to the skin it will prevent the concern developing and worsening once again.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment for stubborn fat will help you to see enhanced, quicker results and longevity of the results.