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Dermaroller… a man’s perspective

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Alok
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We had a chat with one of our recent male clients, Tom, to find out about his first experience at DestinationSkin.

Over the last few years, I have suffered with dehydrated skin, and invested a lot in different products (both high street and specialist) to try and tackle it but nothing seems to have given me anything other than a quick fix!

Having researched various treatments available for dehydrated and ageing skin, I read about the Dermaroller and felt that this could offer results for me. Even though I was a little nervous about going into the clinic for my first appointment, I was confident the results would be worth it, and as soon as I set foot into DestinationSkin’s Birmingham clinic, I honestly felt at ease. There were other men in the clinic waiting for treatment too, which added to my comfort.

My consultation confirmed that my skin was indeed dehydrated and that the Dermaroller was the best option to treat my condition. Practitioner Liz, who carried out the treatment was able to answer any questions I had, and advised me on exactly what I needed to do as my aftercare, so I felt very well informed and knew what to expect.

Since my Dermaroller treatment, I’ve been over the moon with my results. As I said, I have tried various products in the past and never been satisfied, and in comparison, the results from the Dermaroller have been brilliant!

It’s given me so much more confidence and I’m keen to do what I can to preserve the results. This has also made me feel more comfortable to try out other skin treatments, and I am now open to considering other alternatives. However, I’m a Dermaroller convert so firstly I’d return for another treatment again!

There is still a social barrier for men when it comes to skincare and grooming, however I feel that this is breaking down. I’ve openly discussed the treatment with my family as much as I have with friends when I’m in the pub, which has only met with positive interest – and a few recommendations from me!


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Follow Tracy! Age: 54 Gender: Female Location: Oxfordshire Concern: Looking older than I feel

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Sarita
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“I’m most concerned about my frown, downturned mouth and generally looking tired. I feel like I always look grumpy and tired, but I am not. I want a fresher look. ” Tracy

Dr Toni Philips, Clinic Director at DestinationSkin, met with Tracy to discuss her concerns about feeling younger than she looked. Finally making the decision to come into DestinationSkin was the hardest step, for Tracy, as she was nervous about what treatments she would need. As part of her consultation, Dr Toni assessed Tracy’s skins overall health, laxity and structure to determine the best treatment plan for her.

What made you come to DestinationSkin today?

“Firstly, I haven’t ever really had a skin regime, I haven’t used any products other than occasionally using Neutrogena cleanser, and I use baby wipes to cleanse my face. So I would like to get an easy to use skincare regime in place, but I have concerns about ageing and I just hope that there is some kind of treatment that can make me feel and look fresher and happier.”

How did you feel after your consultation?

“I was concerned what my friends and family might think, but after seeing the results of other people, it made me realise that whilst effective, the subtlety of treatment would help me look younger but not ‘frozen’”

Eye Area

Lower Face

Cheek Area

Forehead

Based on Dr Toni’s assessment, she recommended a bespoke treatment plan for Tracy, which involved addressing each concern.

How to improve tired looking skin?

Botox in the lower part of the face, using an advanced techniques, to soften the muscles and the natural jaw line. Dermal filler will also be used to add definition and support for the upper face, specifically around the mouth where Tracy was most worried about looking down-turned and miserable.

How to get rid of bags under eyes?

Use dermal fillers in the cheeks, temple areas and under eyes, to replace loss of volume. Loss of volume under the eye is often referred to as the tear trough area and causes the appearance of hollowness and darkness under the eye.

How to look younger?

Dermal fillers in the cheeks, temple areas and under eyes, to replace loss of volume. Loss of volume under the eye is often referred to as the tear trough area and causes the appearance of hollowness and darkness under the eye.

How to get rid of sagging jowls?

Botox in the lower part of the face, using an advanced techniques, to soften the muscles and the natural jaw line. Dermal filler will also be used to add definition and support for the upper face, specifically around the mouth where Tracy was most worried about looking down-turned and miserable.

How to get plumper lips?

Lip augmentation to fill and define the lips to address loss of volume which often occurs with the ageing process and can be an area which can really re-balance the facial features when treated.

How to get rid of sun damage?

A course of IPL treatment for veins and sun damage

Tracy’s treatments will take place over 5 to 8 appointments to allow her skin time to recover and be stimulated by the treatments used.

On her first treatment, Tracy had Botox to treat the fine lines and wrinkles in her forehead, around the eyes and lower part of the face and neck.

“I was nervous about going to the clinic for my first treatment, I didn’t know if it would hurt, what I would look like after, would it be natural and what side effects there could be? I spoke to my friend who had Botox before, and she reassured me that it is pain free and will really help with how I feel about my looks.”

“Once the treatment was over, I couldn’t believe how painless and quick it went. Dr Toni was thorough with her questions, and let me talk through my worries about how I would look after, and how much the treatment would cost. I didn’t feel rushed and walked out not feeling conscious that everyone was looking at me!”

Skin cleansing in preparation for treatment

Dermal fillers injected into cheek area, to lift and define facial structure

Dermal fillers injected into temple and nasal line area to lift eyes, and add volume

Dermal fillers injected into upper cheek area and temple to lift facial structure

Lip Fillers

After treatment (and smiling!)

Cheeks, chin and eyes

Before

After

Before

After


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DIY Beauty Tips to Boost Your Mood

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Alok
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Many of us are discovering hidden talents since being in lockdown; it’s definitely one of the more positive things to come out of this difficult situation. We’ve evolved into DYI gurus – whether that’s fixing faulty furniture, cutting our partner’s hair or making our own pizza or cocktails.

Though none of us claim to be specialists in these areas, creating our own things or doing-it-ourselves can be quite a rewarding experience, contributing to our overall wellbeing and self-care. That said, having a go ourselves often makes us miss and value the expertise of professionals even more!

Dr Toni Philips, Group Clinical Director at DestinationSkin says this is especially true when it comes to skincare and beauty. “When your skin looks fresh and radiant, it can give you a little boost. There are plenty of beauty hacks you can do at home, which your skin will thank you for.”

Try some skin superfoods

What we eat can have a significant impact on our skin. Eating too much of the wrong foods can reduce that all-important glow, while there’s heaps of ingredients that will contribute to bright, luminous skin. Here are a few of my favourite skin superfoods:

  • Berries can help to fight fine lines and wrinkles. They are packed with antioxidants, which help to keep free radicals under control. Free radicals are tiny molecules that can attack the cells and reduce their ability to function optimally, they are one of the leading causes of skin damage and ageing.
  • Avocados are rich in healthy fats which help keep skin supple and moisturised, while even protecting your skin from sun damage. However, that isn’t an excuse to forego SPF!
  • Oily fish is great for healthy skin – it’s packed with vitamins and minerals including omega 3, vitamin E and Zinc, which work to tackle inflammation, promote skin health and cell production.

Next time you do your food shop, why not create a shopping list for your skin and experiment with recipes that incorporate these nourishing ingredients?

Glowing skin starts from within

We all know that too much salt and sugar isn’t recommended for good health, but what impact do they have on our skin?

Too much sugar, often found in fizzy drinks and processed food, causes glycation. This process destroys collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, which are both essential for fresh and glowing skin. Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles and collagen is responsible for your skin’s elasticity.

Excessive salt in your diet can interfere with the overall water balance inside and outside the cells. Foods that are high in salt can cause water retention and sometimes cause puffy eyes. It can also cause your collagen levels to deplete and promote premature ageing.

We’re all allowed to enjoy a treat now and then, but the effects of excessive salt and sugar are something to bear in mind next time you’re in the supermarket or raiding your cupboards for a snack.

Make your own face mask

Run out of your favourite face masks? All is not lost – when you’re in need of a little TLC, you might be surprised what treats you’ll find lying around your kitchen!

Here’s a round-up of skin-loving ingredients that you could try incorporating into your own face mask:

  • Avocado – incredibly soothing and hydrating
  • Honey – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • Turmeric powder with water – reduces inflammation
  • Oatmeal – antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help calm dry skin and remove dead skin cells
  • Fresh aloe (or aloe vera gel) – naturally soothing and lightly moisturising

Top tip: always remember to apply the mask to clean, dry skin, wash off with warm water and remember to moisturise afterwards.

Take up facial yoga!

I am a huge fan of facial massage and yoga; I always recommend it to my clients to help settle and maintain injectable dermal filler treatments. However, if you’ve had to pause your usual skincare treatments recently, or you just fancy a little boost, facial yoga is a brilliant at-home exercise to help plump your pout.

Facial massage (even around the lips) activates the facial lymphatics and gets the blood flowing to transport oxygen and essential nutrients to the skin and facial tissues. The exercises are based on the same principles as resistance training, leaving your skin feeling firmer and fuller.

Top tip #1: For the best results, try and incorporate these exercises into your everyday skincare routine.

Top tip #2: Make sure you’re not wearing any products before your facial yoga session, as they can make the skin soft and slippery – you need a good grip to really feel the effects!

For more top tips on how to care for your skin visit @DestinationSkin


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Does stress cause breakouts? Common acne myths debunked

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There’s a lot of information out there about acne. From tips from our parents, to old wives’ tales and home remedies. But how do we know what is true, and what really works in acne treatment?

Our Group Clinical Director, Dr Toni Phillips has taken a look at the most-googled acne questions, as well as common myths to help clear up both your skin and the facts….

Q: How does acne form?

A: Acne is a condition which mainly involves the pilosebaceous gland. This is the oil gland in the skin that is attached to a hair follicle – which then appears at an opening in the skin. Acne is a condition where there is excessive sebum production from the oil gland, accompanied by inflammation and bacteria which leads to clogging up of the pores, producing a pimple.

Q: Does acne run in families?

A: There is no one cause of acne. There can be a familial tendency in certain severe cases, but it’s not actually a genetic disease. Typically, hormonal influences can trigger the sebaceous glands to be more active than usual, causing acne.

Q: Can acne be caused by stress?

A: Stress doesn’t cause acne directly; however heightened levels of stress can cause the adrenal glands to go into overdrive. Adrenal glands are in charge of regulating stress and can stimulate sebaceous glands to secrete more sebum (oil). This excess oil can cause acne.

Q: Does chocolate cause acne?

A: There is little evidence that chocolate specifically causes acne. However certain diets can predispose an individual to acne, such as high milk and dairy intake or high calorie intake because these diets can encourage certain growth hormones that can stimulate the oil gland and when the oil gland is more active, acne tends to form.

Q: Why do I get acne on different areas of my face?

A: An interesting fact is that the sebaceous glands associated with acne, are a genetic remnant from the pre-historic days when humans had complete facial hair! Therefore, different areas can be affected by acne, and where it appears on the face comes down to the number of sebaceous units a person has in that area. Some people might have a very high number of sebaceous units on the cheek, so they may see more acne on the cheeks. The concentration, distribution, and activity of these sebaceous units varies from person to person. That’s why some people might suffer with acne more on their forehead compared to others who might have it more on the chest.

Q: Do topical treatments work for acne scarring?

A: Unfortunately, topical treatments are not particularly useful for most types of acne scarring. However, they do work for a subtype of acne scars, called macular scarring. This is essentially small patches of intense redness or pigmentation that is a very early form of scarring. Using Vitamin A preparation in all various concentrations and forms can help prevent acne scarring and in some mild cases reverse this macular type of scarring. However, for the atrophic scars, such as box scars, ice pick scars and rolling scars, the best treatments are slightly more invasive such as micro-needling; derma-stamping and injectable gels such as Profhilo.

Q: Does toothpaste work on pimples?

A: The myth of using toothpaste is really a cosmetic one. Applying toothpaste to a spot can quickly but temporarily reduce redness and swelling by drying it out, but it will not help to clear the spot. In fact, toothpaste can really irritate the skin. Typically, toothpaste contains ingredients such as alcohol menthol and hydrogen peroxide. These things all have the potential to dry out acne, but they also risk causing real irritation which in turn can lead to an overproduction of oils in the skin.

Q: Does my period cause acne?

A: When a woman is on her period, the hormonal changes can trigger your sebaceous glands to secrete more oil or what we call sebum, this can cause pores to block and result in a breakout of acne – this often occurs a few days before your period starts. When you’re having hormonal skin changes, usually making your skin oilier, you should wash your face regularly in the morning and evening, and even consider using a different cleanser containing Salicylic Acid (BHA) during those days. Make sure you reduce the chances of getting blocked pores, so remove makeup before going to bed.

Q: Does sweat cause acne?

A: Excessive levels of sweating from exercise for example, can lead to clogging up of the pores which can in turn affect people that are prone to acne. It can also trigger acne in milder forms for those that don’t have a pre-existing condition. That said, although sweat can negatively impact the skin, exercise is good because it increases the blood flow, which washes away the toxins, leading to more healthy skin. It also reduces the oxidative stress and counteracts the reactive oxygen species between the oxidative sweat, which is good for the skin.

Q: What ingredients should you look out for on acne products?

A: For more mild forms of acne that may appear on healthy skin, ingredients such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid in cleansers can certainly help. There are also some over the counter products that contain mild anti-inflammatory ingredients to help with the treatment and prevention of acne. The main ingredient in these is niacinamide, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which is becoming more popular in acne treatment.

To quickly clear up a new break-out, benzoyl peroxide is useful and will dry out spots and kill bacteria.

Q: Does the sun clear up acne?

A: Yes UVA/UVB rays can improve the appearance of acne by killing off the associated bacteria. However, UV is well known to have more damaging effects on the skin so it is not recommended to rely on this method.

A much safer photo-dynamic therapy involves using red and blue light to kill bacteria and encourage skin repair, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is also useful to improve the redness and other discoloration caused by acne.

Dr Toni’s Top products to treat acne:

Cleansers – OBAGI Clenziderm or Dermaquest DermaClear BHA Cleanser

Correction – Dermaquest DermaClear Serum (day or night) or Dermaquest Retinol Brightening Serum (night only)

Protection – Heliocare 360 Dry Touch Gel SPF50 or Heliocare Mineral Tolerance SPF50

For more top tips on how to care for your skin tune in for regular updates via the Instagram page @DestinationSkin


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Embarrassing beauty problems special

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Treating milia and skin tags, plus laser hair removal

Let’s get one thing straight. There are very few people who’re naturally perfect, and even fewer who know it. So that means it’s pretty likely that you have a beauty concern that you’d love to do something about, but are either too embarrassed, or think there’s simply nothing that can be done.

But frankly girls (and boys), we disagree. In fact, we believe no-one should have feel less than their best, and thanks to our accredited, award-winning treatments, we’ve got the power to make some pretty amazing changes for the better.

So let’s take a closer look at some common embarrassing problems, and how they can be quickly, safely solved.

Milia and skin tags

Did you know that you needn’t live with either? Blitz harmless but unsightly blemished skin with advanced electrolysis – we gently insert a needle into the area and then releasing the electrical current which kills it from the inside, allowing it to dry up and fall off. You’ll barely feel it, and the treatment is over in a matter of seconds. Milia also responds well to IPL and microdermabrasion.

Spider (thread) veins

Fine red veins may run in your family, or appear after pregnancy, or as a result of smoking or exposure to extreme temperatures. The good news? They’re incredibly easily sorted.

A quick course of advanced electrolysis, IPL, injectables or laser rejuvenation, and you can say goodbye to these unwelcome rosy additions.


 

Excess hair

If you’re fed up with waxing and shaving – or feel like you’ve got hair in places you wish you hadn’t – laser hair removal and electrolysis can be literally life changing. And honestly, our practitioners have seen it all, so whether it’s hair around your nipples or on your face that’s getting you down, or a bikini line that make bikinis a no-go, there’s absolutely no need to feel embarrassed. Just come and see us, and start getting it sorted.

IPL fact: if your practitioner doesn’t carry out a patch test, think twice! IPL is only suitable for certain skin tones and hair colours, and if applied inexpertly, can cause painful burns, and in rare cases, scarring. DestinationSkin ALWAYS patch test to make sure your skin will respond well to the treatment. We also offer a safer laser alternative for skin tone/hair combinations that don’t respond well to IPL.

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What can you expect when you visit your clinic for the first time? A full consultation, with plenty of advice on how we can help you blitz that beauty concern, plus a product prescription and personalised skincare advice.


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Follow Melody! Age: 57 Gender: Female Location: South West England Concern: Early signs of ageing

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Sarita
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“My main concerns would be my jowls, drooping eyelids and neck & chest area. I have massive ageing concerns I’m not ready to look old. I also have some pigmentation concerns from post sun damage.” Melody

Melody met with Dr Toni Philips, Clinic Director at DestinationSkin, to discuss her concerns about starting to age before her time. As part of her consultation, Dr Toni assessed Melody’s skins overall health, laxity and structure to determine the best treatment plan for her.

What made you come to DestinationSkin today?

“I had been feeling down about my ageing for years and years, as a business consultant visiting clients the way I look affects my level of confidence & this has been dropping lately. I just feel so old and depressed when I look in the mirror. I wanted to be happier with the way I look and not feel so conscious about my face & neck. It really affects my confidence in what I do for a living, especially when public speaking. I’m hoping having treatment will make me confident again.”

How did you feel after your consultation?

“After my consultation with Dr Toni, she gave me confidence that the treatments I would have, would help me look more refreshed and youthful, whilst still remaining natural and not ‘overdone’. She showed me a selection of previous clients she had treated with similar concerns to me, which put me at ease.”

Jowl Area

Lower Face Area

Eye Area

Neck Area

Cheek Area

Based on Dr Toni’s assessment, she recommended a bespoke treatment plan for Melody, which involved addressing each concern.

How to get rid of drooping eyelids?

Use Botox to target fine lines and wrinkles in the upper part of the face including the forehead and around the eyes.

How to get rid of bags under eyes?

Use dermal fillers in the cheeks, temple areas and under eyes, to replace loss of volume. Loss of volume under the eye is often referred to as the tear trough area and causes the appearance of hollowness and darkness under the eye.

How to get rid of sagging jowls?

Using Botox in the lower part of the face and neck, using an advanced techniques, to soften the muscles and the natural jaw line. Dermal filler will also be used to add definition and support for the upper face.

How to get plumper lips?

We will perform lip augmentation to fill and define the lips to address loss of volume which often occurs with the ageing process and can be an area which can really re-balance the facial features when treated.

How to even out skin pigmentation?

A course of IPL treatment for veins and sun damage.

Melody’s treatments will take place over 5 to 8 appointments to allow her skin time to recover and be stimulated by the treatments used.

On her first treatment, Melody had Botox to treat the fine lines and wrinkles in her forehead, around the eyes and lower part of the face and neck.

“Before the treatment, I was feeling a bit nervous about what to expect, if it would be painful and what my friends would think. Would it be noticeable when travelling home?”

“I was pleasantly surprised, Dr Toni put me at ease during the treatment, constantly checking I was ok and explaining the procedure. She took the time beforehand to talk through all my concerns and the reasons for why I wanted treatment, to make sure I was 100% happy to go ahead.

I didn’t feel the needles at all which was surprising, although Dr Toni assured me the injections were going in! So far so good!”

Skin cleansing in preparation for treatment

Anaesthetic being applied

Cheek and lip filler injections

Lower face (jaw area) injections

After treatment (and smiling!)

On her second appointment, Melody had Dermal fillers injected into her cheeks, temple areas, jaw, under eyes and lips to replace loss of volume and define shape.


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Facial hair removal: exploring every part of your face

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Alok
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Facial hair grows because of a variety of reasons, where your age, gender and hormones can all be influencing factors in the growth and visibility of facial hair. There are many ways to remove facial hair depending on what kind of removal you want to achieve, your skin type, sensitivity and hair colour.

This is your definitive ‘How To’ guide for removing any irritating peach fuzz, stubborn strays and immovable moustaches for both women and men.


 

Facial hair removal for women

Unwanted, or excessive, facial hair in women is usually caused by hormonal fluctuations and imbalances. Higher levels of ‘male’ hair growth hormones called androgens, including testosterone, are found in women who develop extra facial hair. Some medications and medical conditions, like polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism, can also cause excess facial and body hair. Genetics and the changing hormonal states experienced during pregnancy and menopause can also result in noticeably denser hair growth on the face.

The most common treatment areas for facial hair removal are the upper lip, eyebrows, chin and lower face and typically for long lasting results, professional treatment routes like laser hair removal and electrolysis are recommended.

There are many at-home hair removal methods to choose from such as shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading and bleaching. These options may be convenient but require consistent maintenance and are less suitable for treating facial hair on a long-term basis.

For removing any upper lip hair, many women avoid shaving as regrowth is faster, coarser and heavier than before. Waxing and depilatory creams are other temporary options, yet they are less suitable for sensitive skin and dark skin tones. It should be especially avoided if you have any pigmentation concerns. Be sure to use a specially formulated, mild/sensitive cream as irritation can occur.

For removing eyebrow hair, tweezing and threading are semi-permanent options that are often familiar favourites. The downside to this method is that it is painful and thin over-plucked/over-threaded eyebrows are always a risk.

Annoying chin hairs, spikey whiskers or fuzzy jawlines can also be removed by traditional, at-home means. Yet, if you find yourself asking, ‘how to remove hair from your cheeks permanently?’ these home treatments are not for you…/p>

With all at-home methods, permanence is never guaranteed and upkeeping always is. As facial hair cannot be easily hidden away like other parts of the body, finding a long-term solution should be sought out for. Laser hair removal is one solution to look into and one of the glorious things about laser hair removal is that it is versatile. It is powerful enough to permanently remove hair but also gentle enough to use on the delicate areas of the face.

For lighter, finer and vellus hair, electrolysis is an alternative treatment path for you. One of the limitations of laser hair removal is that it is ineffective when treating lightly pigmented hair. Electrolysis is the process of passing an ultra-fine electrical current to the individual hair follicle to discourage future growth.

Laser hair removal follows a similar practice, but rather than using a small electrical current, it emits light beams which are absorbed by the pigments in the hair. This is then converted to heat energy to destroy the follicle. Both options ensure long-term management of facial hair and can be used as a tool to shape or completely remove any undesired hair.

Facial hair removal for men

As men have high levels of androgens, such as testosterone and androstenedione, present in the body, facial and body hair grows in excess. Certain genetic traits, such as a sensitivity to androgens can present themselves in the overproduction of body hair where the face can equally, if not more, be affected by extra hair growth. Thinking you have too much facial hair can deplete confidence and as men grow thicker, coarser hair in more places than women, long-term facial hair removal and management may be an option worth considering.

The classic go-to method for facial hair removal for men is often shaving, as unlike women, men are confident and familiar with shaving their face from a young age. Generally, a once over with a razor or electric trimmer usually does the trick. Yet, if this is not the case or you are fed up with the monotony of shaving routines, laser hair removal may be the right option for you. The most popular facial hair removal areas for men are:

  • Jawline
  • Upper lip
  • Eyebrows
  • Ears
  • Chin
  • Lower face
  • Neck
  • Beard

Laser hair removal or electrolysis is suitable to use on all these areas, depending on what kind of removal or reduction you want to achieve. Whilst laser hair removal is mainly used as a way to significantly remove unwanted dark hair using light and heat energy, it can also be used to help style, save time and simplify your facial hair routine.

Electrolysis follows a similar practice to laser hair removal, but instead of heat energy, it passes a fine electrical current through the hair follicle to target any light facial hair that may be undetected by the laser. Electrolysis and laser hair removal for moustaches, cheeks and beards are becoming popular treatment options which can be utilised to subtly sculpt the hair and lines of the face and increase jaw definition. They can also help to remove any high cheek bone hair or lower neck hair – the bonus is, you don’t have to suffer with razor rash again!

With all our hair removal treatments, no treatment plan is the same, so depending on your hair removal goals, a personalised course will be created to meet your expectations and outcomes.

Key Takeaways

  • Facial hair is normal and can be removed like all hair on the body
  • There are many ‘at-home’ methods to remove facial hair but none provide permanent results
  • Laser hair removal or electrolysis are two effective hair removal treatments that are long lasting and cost-effective
  • Men and women both have facial hair but visibility and afflicted areas differ depending on hormones
  • Laser hair removal or electrolysis is a very diverse treatment and can treat various parts of the face (except the nostrils, eye area or inside the ears!)

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How to keep your skin healthy through winter

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Alok
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Changing your skincare routine during the winter months is essential to keeping your skin healthy. Read on to find out what our skincare expert has to say about what’s right for your skin at this time of year.

Meet our skincare expert


 

As the seasons change, we should be paying particular attention to our skin, and tweaking our regime where necessary, so our skin stays beautifully soft and radiant throughout the colder months. Just as you change what you wear at different times of the year, your skin also needs particular attention during different seasons to maintain its optimum health. We spoke to our wonderful Treatment Training Manager Corine (right), who shared her vast skincare knowledge with us on all the products and treatments that are best for different skin types in the winter. Here’s what she had to say!

How to manage oily skin over winter:

“For those with oilier skin, the end of summer and start of winter can often be a welcome relief, as the hotter days die down and the skin gets a natural rest from producing oil. However, it’s still important to be keeping on top of a consistent regime throughout the winter months, to ensure oil secretion is kept to a minimum.”

“For cleansing, I recommend using the Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser or the DermaClear Cleanser both of which will help greatly to control the spread of oil. With oily skin, it is still important to keep it hydrated, so we advise using the Dermaquest B5 Moisture Matte after cleansing, which will supply your skin with skin plumping Hyaluronic Acid, whilst keeping your complexion balanced and oil-free. After applying the Moisture Matte, protect your skin from the harsh winter elements with the Obagi Pro-C 20% Serum, which will help to repair and brighten the skin throughout the winter. Lastly, apply Dermaquest Sheerzinc SPF for a light, matte finish – it even comes in a variety of tinted options for those who love foundation alternatives!”

The best approach for dry skin over winter:

“During the winter months, dry skin types in particular can feel the effects of the change in seasons, and need to take particular care to ensure their skin stays well looked after.”

“The Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser is a fantastic, gentle cleanser that is soft on the skin as well as nourishing. For those with particularly dry patches, the Dermaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser is a great option, as it helps to accelerate cell turnover to shed the dead cells sat on the skins surface. With dry skin, it’s important to ensure hydration is maintained throughout winter as this will help to reduce dryness, and for this we recommend the Dermaquest Advanced B5 Serum. Keep the skin protected and give it a boost of Vitamin C with the Dermaquest C Infusion Serum. Moisturisers that we love for dry skin include the Obagi Hydrate and Hydrate Luxe, which both penetrate deeply through the skin and help to retain moisture and reduce dryness. The Epionce Enriched Firming Mask is also a lovely product to use 1-2 times a month, for an intensely nourishing at-home treatment that your dry skin will love you for!”

What to do for sensitive skin through winter:

“We understand that having sensitive skin can be a struggle all year round and finding the right products that suit your skin is like honing a fine art! The below will really help to work gently within the skin to ensure no further irritation is caused, whilst maintaining hydration to give you that special glow!”

“Give your skin a gentle, nourishing cleanse with the Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser or the Dermaquest Delicate Cleansing Cream which both help to instantly calm and cool sensitive skin. After cleansing apply the Epionce Intense Defence Serum, which has been specifically designed for individuals with sensitive skin, and contains over 6 different anti-oxidants that all work to protect your skin. The Dermaquest Delicate Soothing Serum is an absolute must-have for those with sensitive skin; with green tea extract and nourishing plant stem cells, it helps assist cell regeneration and calm acne as well as rosacea.”

Winter tips for normal/combination skin:

“For those with normal or combination skin, it is still just as important to be keeping on top of a consistent regime throughout winter, to ensure your skin stays balanced and healthy. The Essentials range by Dermaquest offers a great variety of products which deliver nourishing, revitalising and protective ingredients to your skin. The Essential Daily Cleanser is a lovely, replenishing product containing pineapple enzymes which help regenerate the skin cells, leaving your complexion purified and polished. Protect the skin with the refreshing C Infusion Serum which will help to brighten the skin, and follow with hydrating Advanced B5 to lock in moisture and retain the skin’s plump appearance. Apply the Dermaquest Sheerzinc SPF which also comes in a range of tinted options, and if you still feel you need more moisture, try the Essential Moisturiser – a lovely product for leaving your skin taught and silky.”

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Discover The Power Of Dermaroller.

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Sarita
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6 min read
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BODY PEELS
SKIN PEELS
SKIN TREATMENT

The inside track on Angelina’s skincare secret…

For seriously stunning results, sometimes you have to get serious with your treatment regime. Ashley Pallett investigates Dermaroller™, the treatment rumoured to be the secret behind Angelina’s amazing complexion…

Ladies (and gents), I’m not going to lie to you. The first time I encountered Dermaroller™, I was a little bit scared. Let’s not beat around the bush – the Dermaroller™ is a medical device that’s made up of thousands of micro-medical needles. Needles that go into your skin. I saw the needles, wobbled a bit… then saw the results.

Here’s some genuine before and afters from real life case studies

Impressive stuff, isn’t it?

And it’s said to be the secret behind the red-carpet glow of many celebs including the seemingly ageless Angelina Jolie (and Brad’s much-improved acne-pitting). So despite the initial fear of the needle, for many fabulous fashionistas and A-list sorts, the results outweigh the scare-factor…

How does is work?

Dermaroller™ is a simple treatment, but must be carried out in a hygienic environment by a trained clinician. You’ll arrive for your appointment, and after cleansing, your practitioner will apply a topical anaesthetic (in gel or cream form). This will activate for 20-30 minutes and once your skin is numb, the procedure will begin.

The treatment itself takes 30 minutes, during which the Dermaroller™ will be passed over the area to be treated (face or body) – and you won’t feel a thing as your skin is numbed by the topical anaesthetic.

After the trauma inflicted by the microneedles, the skin regenerates and repairs itself, with beautiful results.

It’s essentially ‘tricked’ into thinking the entire treatment area has been wounded, increasing bloodflow, skin cell generation and collagen formation in the area. Aesthetically, signs of scarring are minimised as skin regenerates from deep within, appearing smoother, firmer, plumper and fuller.

Does it hurt?

Absolutely not. You won’t feel anything during the procedure as the skin is numbed by anaesthetic. Afterwards, you’ll feel a bit tender, but this will improve by the following day. There is no scabbing, as the needles are incredibly fine, but your skin may be a little dryer than normal – we’ll recommend an appropriate hydrator for your skin type.

That said, Dermaroller™ isn’t a lunchtime treatment – your skin will look pink and sunburnt for a couple of hours after treatment. What’s more, practitioners advise that you don’t wear makeup straight afterwards for 24hrs.

I’d suggest timing a Dermaroller™ for a Saturday night in – pop in for an afternoon treatment, then head home for a movie and a vino or two! You may still look a little pink on the Sunday, but you’ll be back to normal for work on Monday, and results will start to appear in the following weeks – peaking at 6 weeks after treatment and lasting up to two years.

Needles and safety

If the treatment is performed by a reputable practitioner using a genuine Dermaroller™, the treatment is totally safe. Genuine Dermaroller™ is only undertaken by a trained medical practitioner at an authorised clinic – like DestinationSkin.

What’s more, genuine Dermaroller™ is the only dermaroller device CE-marked as a medical device. It was originally developed by dedicated clinicians working to improve the appearance of surgical scars using medical tattoos – genuine Dermaroller™ was the first, and by far the best!

Results to rival injectables and peels

So far, DestinationSkin has completed thousands of Dermaroller™ treatment programmes, and our clinical team believes that it is a fantastic tool in the perfecting arsenal. If you want to look younger naturally, and don’t feel that injectables are right for you, it’s a great option.

What’s more, the DS team has observed – anecdotally within our clinics – that results are more dramatic than peels with equivalent downtime.

The safe alternative to surgery

The best thing about Dermaroller™ is that the results you see are 100% natural – it’s your collagen, so there is no risk of looking fake.

Of course, results won’t be as dramatic as a facelift, and they are gradual – appearing and improving over 6-10 weeks. But that, in my opinion, is one of the strengths of the treatment… it’s gradual, subtle, safe and natural.

There’s no risk of overstretching the skin for an unnatural ‘wind tunnel’ look, and no risk of or surgical complications or nasty infections like MRSA, and the results last for up to two years.

I think, personally, I’d more likely to go down the Dermaroller™ route than any other – though hopefully I’ve a little while longer before I have to start worrying about too many visible signs of ageing.

Whichever way you look at it, it’s not a treatment for the fainthearted. But if you want serious results when it comes to scarring (including acne pitting and acne scars), stretchmarks, and the visible signs of premature aging, Dermaroller™ is nothing short of revolutionary.

So why not pop in-clinic for a consultation?


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