It is a simple, yet safe and effective treatment for skin exfoliation and the all-important de-fuzzing! This treatment involves a scalpel being gently stroked over the face, to remove the top layer of dead skin.
Treatment is suitable for all skin types, with apparent results, yet no down time or scarring. Dermaplaning can be used for concerns such as dry skin, superficial hyper pigmentation or mild acne scarring, this treatment can even be done on ladies who are pregnant, and we all know skin treatments are usually a no-no during this time. If you are currently having peels or laser treatment, Dermaplaning will allow these treatments to penetrate into the skin easier, as the epidermal layer of skin will have already been removed.
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Skin, inevitably, ages and there are some things that cannot be done to prevent this.
However, there are certain influences that we can adopt to prevent our skin from ageing.
Bear in mind that the natural ageing process cannot be manipulated in any way; in time we will acquire visible lines and the skin will lose its elasticity and begin to sag and thin. It is our genetics that largely control when these changes occur. The medical term given is, ‘intrinsic ageing’.
Rewinding back to how we are able to reduce premature skin ageing, the question comes into play of what can really be done?
Note that the sun plays a massive role in the premature ageing of skin, thus why many dermatologists agree and suggest that wearing sunscreen daily can aid in preventing ageing skin.
Below are the following tips dermatologists offer patients:
1. Sun protection, every day – No matter what your daily/weekly commute entails, protecting your exposed skin from the sun is essential. Even when it’s overcast. Slather on some 30-factor before you leave the house and enjoy your day.
2. Skip tanning – Rather than going on sunbeds and spending hours out in the sun building up your perfect tan, opt for self-tanner. That way, you are simultaneously gaining a tan and protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays.
3. Quit bad habits – This applies to exessive drinking and those who smoke. Smoking is a major benefactor in the ageing of skin as it causes wrinkles and makes skin appear sallow. Drinking alcohol will dehydrate the skin and damage it.
4. Exercise most days of the week – Studies have shown that moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system. From this, skin acquires a youthful appearance.
5. Cleanse gently – When you are scrubbing your skin clean, you are irritating the surface and cosntant skin irritation can accelerate skin ageing. When cleansing, wash gently so to remove makeup, pollution, and other bits of dirt without irritating your skin. Ensure that you wash your skin as soon as you can after it has perspirated; especially when wearing a hat or helmet which will irritate your skin.
6. Moisturise – Moisturising daily will help in keeping your skin looking youthful as the moisturiser will trap water in the skin and keep hydrated. Also, if you are using any skin care products that are stinging or burning your skin, discontinue use immediately. The irritation will cause skin to look older.
There is still a chance…
Those who already show signs of premature skin ageing can benefit from making minor lifestyle changes.
Adopting the routine of protecting your skin from the sun through applying the sunscreen and shielding skin from the sun, you are allowing your skin to repair itself from damage. Additionally, smokers who had quit often notice an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.
If there are any signs of ageing skin and this is bothering you, you might want to see a dermatologist.
There are a variety of new treatments and less-invasive procedures that are able to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin as well as improve complexion.
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Laser hair removal continues to be the go-to cosmetic procedure for the removal of any unwanted body hair.
The procedure of laser hair removal utilises beams of extremely concentrated light that is manufactured to penetrate into the hair follicles the light is trained on. As the light selectively penetrates into the hair follicles, it is absorbed by the pigment from the hair follicles and then destroys the hair within that follicle.
Originally, the procedure was described to be performed of darker hairs on lighter skin, however, newer technologies now allow procedures to be safer for clients with all varieties of skin colour. There are many different types of lasers that are utilised with laser hair removal – the most frequently used of those are alexandrite, diode, Neodymium YAG, along with intense pulsed light sources.
Why choose laser hair removal?
By choosing to have laser hair removal, you can remove any unwanted hair from your body.
It is common for clients to have a series of treatments over time to achieve their desired look. The majority of the lasers and light sources are FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction, translating to a visible reduction over a certain amount of time. With some clients, they may see a longer term hair removal which could potentially last years, alternatively, other clients may require maintenance treatments to maintain the degree of hair loss.
As each individual is different, it is near enough impossible to determine in advance which client will require how many treatments and for how long will their hair will be gone for.
Preparing for the procedure
Prior to laser removal treatment, your consultant should have checked your medical history and potentially conducted a physical exam, following with a discussion on the expectations from the procedure, the potential risks and outcomes.
Patients are advised to refrain from sunbathing, tanning of any form, waxing, undergoing chemical peels for two weeks prior to the procedure. Also, avoid applying any perfumed products including deodorants, or anything that could irritate the skin before and following the treatment, along with avoiding anti-inflammatory medication and herbal supplements due to the increased risk of bleeding.
Following the procedure
After a patient has undergone the treatment, they should expect some redness of the area that has been exposed to the laser and possible swelling of the hair follicle which is a natural occurrence following the treatment.
There will also be some pain and discomfort which can be treated with pain medication from a pharmacy.
Consultants should give patients a prescription for a topical antiseptic cream to be applied to the area following the treatment also.
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