- Fine lines and wrinkles
- age spots,
- Acne and large pores
The importance of a skin consultation
Microneedling, Nappage, Mesotherapy, Fibroblast, Chemical peels. Do you really know which treatment you need to address your skin care issue?
Are You using the right products for your skin type
Which products should I use, is question we are frequently asked. We highly recommend that you have a facial consultation so that we prescribe the right products and treatments for you as an individual
As we all have skin that ages over time, we are all looking for ways to try and slow this process down. We can never stop it, but can reduce the ageing process for as long as possible.
As skin care therapists, I have a combination of treatments over the months, I absolutely love them all, if I had to choose one I would go, Needling and would recommend this for quite a few conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles , skin rejuvenation, acne scarring collagen production but your skin needs to be in a good condition, prior to this treatment, you need hydrated and clean skin, with an ideal ph. of 5.
I also have a home care routine of cleansing, re-surfacing, barrier repair and active serums and moisturizers to continue to enhance the treatments I receive. It is so important that you maintain your skin health after treatments or their is no point in spending your money on treatments.
Chemical peel to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, eradicate dead cells and promote new cell growth, thus creating a radiant glow,
We may then follow this a few weeks later with a Dermaglow (dermaplane and light peel). This treatment removes peach fuzz and is exfoliating, as well as again leaving the skin with a radiant glow.
Products what a minefield
We can not stress the importance of using the right products. Many of us are led by commercials and celebrities who are being paid a stupid amount of money. Most of these products have very little active ingredients and at the end of the day all you are doing is moisturizing dead skin cells.
We will only recommend products that have active ingredients and will be beneficial for you. Our products are scientifically proven and backed up with clinical data, not an actress telling you how to say ‘hyaluronic’
Our intention as skin care therapists, is to give your skin as much help as it needs to slow down the ageing process. We are unable to stop ageing, but by working together, we can work with you, to help slow it down.
Why not book a consultation with us and we can both discuss the concerns and issues that you wish to address.
Consultation will address concerns and issues, skin analysis and a facial that will address some of the issues you have. Recommendations we suggest. Further help and information on other aesthetic treatments we offer.
Quick skin anatomy lesson. The skin and why we age
The skin is a multi-layered organ and is the largest organ in the body, Primarily a barrier and this barrier is formed by these multiple layers
Epidermis is renewing constantly, Microbiome lives here, barrier function-physical and UV 0.5 to 1ml, Skin care needs to penetrate this to work
Dermis, permanent, thins with age, structural. collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, nerves, hair and vessels. Cells
Subcutaneous fat, insulation, energy storage, cushioning
Epidermis, skin care needs to penetrate this to work
The top layer of the skin contains different cell types
Keratinocytes, Melanocytes (Pigment producing cells) sebocytes (in pores)
Deeper layers: Dermis fat
Protected by epidermis
So why do we age
Epidermis; slowing of cell turnover, disrupted melanocyte function
Dermis; Disrupted fibroblast cell function, damage to structural molecules’, loss of elastin, collagen Hyaluronic acid
Subcutaneous Fat: Damage to fat cells. loss of fat volume
Is the layer of skin that is constantly renewing and has a layer of cells. The very deepest layer of the epidermis is a cell layer that is constantly renewing and dividing, producing new cells that force the cells upwards and over a course of 6 weeks the cells reach the top layer and then they just kind of die and slough off
There are 5 different layers to this layer; the top couple of layers are actually dead skin cells and these provide a waterproof barrier to the skin which is really important. On this top layer there are lots and lots of different bacteria, viruses’ fungi that live on the skin, and actually have important roles to play when it comes to the immune system and also protecting the skin from external threats. This microbiome is becoming increasingly apparent and is very important in the general physiology of the skin
Cells in the epidermis layer are melanocytes, which are the cells that produce pigment and your skin melanin, melanin basically absorbs UV light and blocks it from getting deeper in the skin where it can damage structures and DNA , This is a really important layer where a lot of skin products will penetrate to and not any further.
The deeper level is the dermis and is probably the more structural layer of the skin and what gives your skin structure. Unlike the epidermis it is not renewing constantly over the period of 6 weeks, it is permanently there. It contains collagen, elastin’s and other structural molecules like hyaluronic acid and also contains other elements that are folded into the dermis such as hair follicles sebaceous oil and sweat glands. It also contains 2 layers of blood vessels, and these are the blood vessels that whenever you see thread veins these are the vessel’s that become dilated and these are dermal blood vessels that increase in size with ageing, what happens is the collagen levels thin slightly and the blood vessels become more exposed
So why do we age
Epidermis; Slowing of cell turnover, disrupted melanocyte function
Dermis; Disrupted fibroblast cell function, Damage to structural molecules, loss of elastin’s collagen hyaluronic acid
Subcutaneous fat; Damage to fat cells, loss of fat volume
Skin ageing : Chronological aging differs from person to person. We all know someone who does not seem to age. This is often down to care and maintenance.
Environmental aging : is up to 80% of the aging effect of the skin. An environmentally damaged skin presents with clinical signs of premature aging or photo ageing, for different skin types. The factors of this are usually UV radiation (sun) heat and humidity, smoking and alcohol, pollution, stress and poor nutrition.
Melanocytes (pigment producing cells) provide a layer of protection but can become damaged by UV light over time and this is what causes things like age spots. Most age spots sit in the epidermis layer. UVA light is present all year round and can actually penetrate into the fat cell layer. This is why you should be wearing sunscreen for a facial volume point of view. Even on a winters day if the sun is out or not. if you are outside for more than 20 minutes
In the deeper dermal layer there are many different cells, but one of the most important ones is the Fibroblast cell. This is the cell that produces structural molecules like collagen, elastin’s, hyaluronic acid. These cells continue to produce the molecules throughout life. It is very important to maintain their function as well as possible to maintain the thickness of the dermal layer
You may merely enjoy the pampering and relaxation you feel when receiving a facial treatment, but there are a multitude of other benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness. Facial treatments help alleviate stress, life is busy, hectic even. Most of us don’t take nearly enough time out for ourselves to do something that alleviate stress and help us regain balance. Spending an hour in a peaceful, relaxing environment can help store balance to your mind as well as your skin.
Some facial treatments are designed to deep clean the skin while others offer moisturizing benefits, and still others offer help to relieve stress. By getting regular facials, we promote cell turnover, boost collagen production and maintain healthy skin balance–all of which are great anti-aging remedies.
.If you’re investing in a good quality facial, make sure you get your money’s worth. so when you get a facial, make sure you maintain the results. You can’t expect the results to last if you go home and sleep in your make-up or wash with a bar of soap. You have to use a cleanser and moisturizer for your skin type and season of the year.