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Botox is a well-known neurotoxin that actually prevents the contraction of muscles. There are many different types of Botox but the only types used for clinical uses are toxin Type A and B. Actually Botox is a brand name which has become popular as synonym of Botulinum toxin type A that is manufactured by company Allergan and is most commonly used for treatment in patients. Other types are manufactured by different companies and are rarely used in UK except in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
When you take some facial treatment your face look quite radiant and vibrant but that lasts for few hours or days. A chemical skin peel treatment can help you retain that glow and radiance for longer. The word ‘chemical peel’ may seem to be frightening but that is not the substance which burns and aggressively peels your skin. Chemical peels actually refer to a broad category of chemical treatments that are used for exfoliation and rejuvenation of skin. In fact many of the peel do not even peel off the skin. Lighter chemical skin peels help in making skin smoother, brighter, reduce the size of enlarged pores and potent skin rejuvenating ingredients penetrates deeper into the skin for more effectiveness.
Stronger chemical skin peels such as TCA peels and Jessner’s peel, acts by activating the wound healing response of the skin. They work by dissolving upper skin layer. As the upper skin tissue is removed, it creates wound on the skin leading to the stimulation of the healing response of the body which cause the formation of new skin tissues. The strength and depth of chemical skin peels can vary according to the skin issues, type of skin, strength of chemicals used and the duration for which the peel is applied on the skin.
Chemical skin peel treatment to banish acne
Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic and Beta Hydroxy Acid peels are gentle chemical skin peel treatment which mildly dissolves the upper layer of skin which unclog the pores and remove black heads almost instantly, giving a glowing and radiant skin for more than a month.
Have smoother and clearer skin with Jessner’s peel
If you have pigmentation, uneven skin tone and acne scarring then try having Jessner’s chemical skin peel treatment. It is a combination of lactic, salicylic and resorcinol acids. As it is stronger peel, you will experience flaking and occasional crusting of skin which is normal for almost 2 to 4 days following the chemical skin peel treatment. It may also cause redness, and mild swelling. But the rewards are clearer, smoother skin with more even skin tone and radiance in 8 to 10 days.
Aloha, Wrinkles! with TCA peels
If you are looking for the results that are almost similar to the laser skin treatment then have TCA peel treatment. These peels have higher levels of acid up to 70 percent. These chemical peels actually burns the top skin layer as laser does. These are intense peels with 1 to 2 weeks downtime until the skin crusting heels up. You need to avoid sun exposure following the treatment as the skin become highly sensitive. The results of this chemical peel treatment are smooth, young, vibrant and rejuvenated skin with reduced lines.
Some words of caution!
- The reaction of chemical peels vary from individual to individual causing scabbing, peeling and crusting, so have a thorough discussion with your practitioner or aesthetician before trying out any of the chemical skin peel treatments.
- In winter’s, skin remain dry so peels have a very strong effect during winter season and if you do not remain careful it can cause skin damage.
- If you have skin rash, having chemical peel treatment can further aggravate the issue.
- Avoid maximum exposure to sunlight, harsh winds following the peel treatment and wear strong sunscreen as the skin become very sensitive after the treatment.
As UK is a multicultural country, the number of multicultural people from different cultural backgrounds and skin colours visiting hyperpigmentation clinics in London, is on the rise. Hyperpigmentation has become one of the most common skin issues following acne among the people of different skin colours and ethnicities. While the term ‘hyperpigmentation’ is quite broad, the basic definition of this term is an increase in the colour pigment of the skin called ‘melanin’. People having more melanin experience robust melanocytes and they have tendency to generate more colour pigment. Due to this most of the dark skinned people develop more dark spots as compared to fair skinned people.
Types and causes of hyperpigmentation
There are various forms of hyperpigmentation depending on its severity. Though it is a harmless condition but people often seek hyperpigmentation skin treatment in London due to cosmetic reasons. The common forms and causes of hyperpigmentation include the following;
- Lentigenes: this is the most common type of hyperpigmentation also called freckles. These are the spot clusters that usually form on the upper cheek and nose. It is mostly a genetic condition which may worsen due to environmental factors.
- Sun spots: also called dark or brown spots are usually induced due to excessive sun exposure or photo damage. They form on cheeks, nose, forehead, exposed side of hands , décolletage and arms. They are formed as result of years of sun exposure.
- Age spots: these are formed as a result of ageing process. Age spots are not basically caused due to excess melanin. In fact they result from the accumulation of cellular waste pigment that results from ageing process.
- Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This is caused due to the inflammation of skin as a result of trauma or some injury to the skin such as acne, rash, eczema etc. It is common in people with darker skin tone.
- Melasma: It is induced normally due to changes in hormones normally in women during pregnancy. It appears on cheeks, forehead, nose, temples, upper lip and chin area.
- Birthmarks: this category includes the birthmarks and moles. But they require a different kind of treatments unlike other types of hyperpigmentation.
Treatments for hyperpigmentation
The treatment option depends on the type of hyperpigmentation you are experiencing. When you approach hyperpigmentation clinic London for treatment, the doctor or dermatologist will first carefully examine your condition and will determine the type of hyperpigmentation and its causes.
- Choosing topical skin care products
Some of the dermatologists may directly recommend having laser treatments but before going for laser treatments, try out topical creams especially for less severe types of hyperpigmentation like PIH and melasma. You can start off with the gentle retinoids. Then move on to the combination of topical creams having hydroquinone and retinoid. Another aggressive treatment recommended by hyperpigmentation clinics in London is the combination of topical creams with chemical skin peel treatment.
If you are looking for some over-the-counter-products then choose the skin care products having retinols and antioxidants like Vitamin C.
- Laser treatment
The advanced and state-of-the-art laser treatments are available to effectively address the issue of hyperpigmentation. But care should be taken following the treatment in applying suns screen to the skin otherwise it will come back, again.
If you suffer from the issue of hyperpigmentation then it is always better to approach some reputed and established hyperpigmentation clinic in Harley Street London to get the appropriate the treatment for your skin spots.
Naturally full and plump lips are always considered to be aesthetically impressive and captivating. Women with thin and small lips are always on look for ways to enhance their lips and add volume to them. Some use lip plumping devices which often damage their lips while others use plumping cosmetic products which also have their side effects like inflammation, allergy, sore lips etc. Some others, who can afford it, go for surgical lip augmentation which involves risks and complications and the results are unpredictable, as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Soft and oval shaped jawline is considered to be strongly associated with feminine appearance while heavy and square jaw line is distinctly associated with masculine features. Asian people mostly have square shaped jawline in both females and males which is genetically inherited. They seek square jaw reduction treatments in order to change their facial shape from a square to a more subtle, graceful and attractive oval shape which enhance their facial features. Aside from genetics, there can be other reasons for wide jaw such as excessive chewing of gum, frequent chewing of hard food items like hard meat or ice, teeth grinding (bruxism) that can lead to square jaw. Stress can also contribute towards teeth grinding at night ultimately leading to wider jaw. Read the rest of this entry »