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Sun Damage: Reverse & Repair

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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SKIN TREATMENTS
Sun damage

With summer holidays just on the horizon, it’s important to keep your skin protected whilst you catch some rays. If you have previously stepped out into the sunshine with little or no protection, you might now be discovering the damaging effects this had on your skin. Whether you’ve only just noticed the effects of your time spent in the sun or if you’ve been a devoted sun worshipper for years, we’re here to explain what causes sun damage, how it can present itself in our skin, what you can do to prevent it in the future, and how with the help of our treatments you can reverse and repair sun damaged skin.

 

What causes sun damage?

Sun damage is caused by exposing unprotected skin to the sun for too long. Although some exposure to sunlight is recommended as it is an important source of vitamin D, over exposure to UV rays damages the skin’s cellular DNA and can cause pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness, leathery texture and even skin cancer. The sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition to this, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin’s structure.

 

How does sun damage present itself?

Sun burn or sun tans: the first sign of sun damage to the skin is the darkening and reddening of the skin, which causes burning or a tan. A sun tan is the result of injury to the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and develops when UV rays accelerate the production of melanin which is dark pigment in the skin. Click here to discover how to achieve sun-kissed skin safely this summer.

Pigmentation: Prolonged exposure to the sun with little to no protection activates and damages the melanocyte cells in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis, and therefore through over exposure to the sun, this can cause pigmentation in the form of sun spots, darker patches of skin and inconsistencies in the skin’s overall colour.

Enlarged pores: Over time, sun exposure causes the outermost layer of the skin to thicken. The loss of collagen, elastin and water from the skin causes the underlying layers of the skin to shrink – leading to enlarged pores.

Ageing Skin: It is natural for our skin to age over time and lose its youthful appearance, however over exposure to the sun can further accelerate this process.

 

What treatments can help sun damage?

Depending on the level of your sun damage or pigmentation, the treatment recommended by your practitioner will vary from a light skin peel, to more advanced laser treatments. Some of the below treatments are amongst our most popular for treating pigmentation concerns:

Chemical skin peels

Chemical skin peels help in improving the appearance of skin by applying solutions to the skin, which cause the outer layer of the skin to gradually peel off. The new skin that emerges underneath is fresher, smoother and will have fewer pigmentation patches. Skin peels are composed of special and natural ingredients that are crucial for the development, rejuvenation and protection of skin. The TCA and Hibiscus Mandelic skin peel treatments effectively heal the skin from sun damage in a completely non-invasive manner. Additionally, skin peels enhance the skin’s glow and give it a youthful appearance.

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Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

Using Intense Pulse light therapy, this proven technique is excellent at targeting pigment deep within the skin. The light effectively breaks down the darker patches causing pigmentation, encouraging them to shatter and disperse, revealing a more even skin tone.

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EDS/Dermaroller

EDS/Dermaroller uses a specialised device with multiple micro-fine needles which are used to deeply exfoliate the skins surface. The size of the needles can be adjusted accordingly to the skin type and concern of the client. This skin treatment gives best results on skin with mild to moderate sun damage.

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Microneedling

Microneedling is a highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that triggers increased cell turnover helping to force the pigmentation damage to the surface of the skin, leaving a clearer more even skin tone.

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What can I do to prevent sun damage?

The very simple answer to this one is to invest in a high quality broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF. SPF lotions and sun creams help to protect your skin during sunny weather by increasing the amount of time that you can stay in the sun, without getting burnt. For example, a factor 30 SPF extends the amount of time that you can stay in the sun by 30 times.

We recommend that you choose your level of SPF accordingly to your skin’s tolerance to the sun; if you have fair skin or are prone to burning, and if you have a history of skin cancer in your family, opt for something higher. Whilst all SPF’s contain protection from UVB (ultraviolet B) rays it’s also particularly important to make sure your SPF has a high UVA (ultraviolet A) star rating. This indicates that the UVA protection is at least one third of the SPF value, and the higher the star rating, the better!

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If you have any further queries or concerns about sun damage or pigmentation that you have, please fill in the form below to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert practitioners who will be able to give your skin a thorough assessment and advise on the best way to treat your concerns.


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Wedding Skin Prep Tips!

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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Laser Hair Removal
SKIN TREATMENTS
SKINCARE
Wedding prep

With ceremonies postponed over the past few years, wedding season is finally on the horizon with an abundance of blushing brides waiting for their big day. So if you’re a bride-to-be, we’ve curated the ultimate guide to help you prep your skin and get camera ready in time for the celebrations. 

 

12 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Schedule a consultation at DestinationSkin

It may seem extreme having a consultation a year in advance however this is the best time to start thinking about any concerns you want to tackle or treatments you want to try before your wedding day. So whether you want to delve into the world of injectables or invest in a tailored skincare plan, our experts at DestinationSkin can advise on the best time to start and how many sessions you may need to achieve your desired results.  

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Invest in a good skincare routine

It’s never too early to invest in a good skincare routine to get smooth, glowing skin in time for your wedding. Not only will this help to combat your skincare concerns, it will also ensure your makeup application is seamless, helping it last all day and night. Our experts will be able to create a personalised AM and PM skincare routine you can use to get your skin in its best condition. You can shop best-selling brands including Medik8 and SkinCeuticals directly from our clinics or over on The Skin Experts.

 

9 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Trying injectables for the first time 

If you’re considering injectables such as dermal fillers or anti-ageing injectables ahead of your big day, we recommend trying them at least 9 months in advance. This way you can discuss your goals with our experts ensuring you get the best results. Giving yourself enough time also gives you the chance to have any top-ups and let side effects such as bruising go down. Here at DestinationSkin we have a range of injectable treatments to help you look and feel your best. These include Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo®, Tear Trough, Anti-Sweat Injections. Not sure what treatment you want? Discover the difference between two of our most popular treatments Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers here.

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Laser hair removal 

Not having to worry about rashes and razor burn is important for many when it comes to their wedding. With summer coming up you can take the stress away from your big day with our range of full body Laser Hair Removal Packages that you can read more about here. Using highly concentrated beams of light to destroy the hair follicle, the treatment leaves you with silky smooth skin without the need to worry about bumps and ingrown hairs. For optimum results we recommend a course of 6-8 sessions. Discover more about the popular procedure here.

 

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6 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Chemical Skin Peels 

If you suffer from skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation and rosacea, now is the perfect time to start a course of skin peels to help transform your complexion. Here’s a few of our most popular: 

For brighter, brilliant skin:

Obagi Radiance Peel® – suitable for sensitive skin types and reveals beautifully younger-looking skin. This is a salicylic acid peel that works to improve overall complexion and promote a smoother, brighter and firmer disposition.

For sensitive skin:

Epionce Lite Refresh Peel – can help to target sun damage, acne, redness and blemishes. It contains 30% malic acid and 5% salicylic acid (the ultimate skin exfoliators) to boost new skin cell production to restore an even complexion that looks younger and smoother than before.

For acne-prone skin:

Medik8 peel before and after

Medik8 Clarity Peel ­– decreases active acne lesions and acne formation. Works to rapidly bring blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts. This is the peel to try if your skin seems to be resistant to most skincare products and you feel like nothing works to alleviate your breakouts.

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3 Months Before Your Wedding

 

Book In Your Makeup Trial 

For many brides a makeup trial is one of the most important parts of wedding prep. So whether you’re doing your glam yourself or getting a pro to help, we recommend having your trial 3 months in advance, this way you have plenty of time to try a range of styles and make any changes. This is also where investing in a good skincare routine is key, giving your the perfect canvas for makeup application.

 

1 Month Before Your Wedding

 

Injectable top-ups 

Although everyone’s skin is different, we recommend going for your final injectable treatments 1 month before your wedding. This way you can be sure that the product has settled into your skin and any bruising has faded, making you picture perfect for the big day!

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HydraFacial

Hydrafacial before and after

Get a signature glow ahead of the celebration with our best-selling HydraFacial. Using a patented six step technology, our HydraFacials work to cleanse, extract, exfoliate, stimulate and detoxify your skin. This rejuvenating treatment will leave you with visible results as well as restoring brightness and improving overall skin tone and texture. Click here to discover the skin loving benefits of a HydraFacial.

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We hope this guide has helped you with all of your beauty preparations for your big day ahead. Book a FREE consultation with us today to get started! 


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Spotlight on Dr Eugenia Bonelli

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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aesthetics
INJECTABLE TREATMENTS
SKIN TREATMENTS

This month we’re putting the spotlight on Dr Eugenia Bonelli (@wellnessdoc_), Aesthetics specialist here at DestinationSkin. Based at our Windsor and Basingstoke clinics, Bonelli is an expert in anti-ageing injectables, dermal fillers and skin regeneration treatments. Carry on reading to discover more about her career background and her love for aesthetics.

 

What is your career background?

I finished my medical studies in Argentina before moving to London to complete my surgical training. At present I am a fellow in general surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, specialising in emergency surgery but I also have a background in plastic surgery alongside teaching at London Medical school of aesthetics, delivering all types of training. I also have a background in lifestyle medicine and Asian aesthetics as I have been working for a period of time in an Asian clinic. I am planning to do an MSc in aesthetic medicine in the next year.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being an aesthetics specialist?

I have a special interest in regenerative medicine as well as a passion for ageing naturally. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to help people to feel and look better inside and outside.

 

Why should someone choose to come to DestinationSkin for their treatments?

At DestinationSkin you will be seen by a specialist who is regulated by one of the main bodies such as GMC, NMC or GDC so you will be in safe hands. Treatments will be performed in a professional manner and patients are always followed up to check on their wellbeing after the treatment. Click here to discover more about why you should only get fillers at a specialist clinic.

 

Would you recommend getting preventative injectables?

I would definitely recommend getting preventative injectables! I always explain to my patients that taking care of your skin is like going to the gym. There are no quick fixes and in most of the cases we need to work on the quality of the skin first. I always create a treatment plan according to my patient needs and budget.

 

Do you think people are now taking a more natural approach to injectables?

Yes and I love it! I am not here to change the way you look but to enhance your own features and help you slow down the ageing process. Click here to discover everything you need to know about injectable treatments.

 

Considering getting injectables at DestinationSkin? Click below to book your free consultation with Dr Eugenia Bonelli at our Windsor and Basingstoke clinics.


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Profhilo®: Your skin’s best lease of life yet!

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SKIN TREATMENTS

Profhilo®, the newest sought after treatment to take the aesthetics industry by storm, is receiving rave reviews from medical professionals and clients alike, and we’re not surprised why! Supplying the skin with a unique level of hydration, this treatment works to enhance the plumpness and firmness of your skin from within; evening out fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of ageing to allow your skin to achieve a new lease of life! Carry on reading to find out more about exactly how Profhilo® works, its key benefits and the results you can expect.

 

What exactly is Profhilo®?

Profhilo® is a revolutionary skin remodelling treatment that rejuvenates sagging, dull and ageing skin. From around the age of 25 we begin to produce less collagen and over the years our skin starts to show signs of ageing in the form of fine lines, hollowness, lack of volume etc. By injecting 100% Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in various points across the face, Profhilo® is able to vastly increase hydration and firmness within the skin, resulting in the visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall facial volume. Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo® does not work to improve the appearance of one area in particular (e.g. cheeks, lips, jaw line), but provides overall facial rejuvenation to create an all-round healthy, glowing and more youthful appearance that will help you feel more you!

Click here to read more on the difference between Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers.

 

So how does Profhilo® work?

Profhilo® works by administering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) (a substance found naturally within our bodies) in a number of points just beneath the skin’s surface, to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. Due to the unique levels of HA administered, it is able to restore lost volume, tighten and firm skin, and give an overall renewed look that cannot be achieved with less advanced treatments such as peels. As mentioned above, although Profhilo® uses the same substance as dermal fillers, due to its formulation and the way it is administered, it achieves results across the entire face rather than in one particular area, in order to achieve a more consistent look.

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The procedure of Profhilo® and side effects:

Profhilo® is injected into several points across the face to ensure the HA filler is evenly and accurately dispersed, and the process takes around 15 minutes in total. Much like other injectable treatments, there can be some discomfort experienced as the substance is injected. After the treatment, you may notice some mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites for the first 24 hours after treatment, however other than this we do not expect any adverse reactions to occur from Profhilo®.

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How long does it last and what are the benefits?

You can start to see the results of Profhilo® at around 4 weeks after treatment and these can last up to 6 months, however this varies on an individual basis and can be longer or shorter than this. You will notice an overall more rejuvenated look across your face, with fine lines and wrinkles evened out so they are no longer as noticeable, and a much more plump complexion. For the very best results, we recommend a total of 3 treatments, every 4 weeks.

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Real people, real results…

We can tell you all about the benefits of Profhilo® and the results you might expect to receive, but to see the real difference it can make in real people’s lives, view the video testimonial and before and afters we have shared below!

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