Every year in the UK we spend thousands of pounds on products that promise to give more youthful skin but unfortunately topical treatments sometimes just don’t deliver.  We can, however, offer effective results without invasive treatment in the form of IPL skin rejuvenation.

Short for intense pulsed light, IPL treatment involves using different wavelengths of light emitted from a flash lamp to cause a heat reaction and break down melanin in the skin. These help to reverse several signs of skin damage such as dark patches, hyper-pigmentation and freckles as the heat reaction breaks down protein in the melanin cell walls to destroy it, coagulates blood vessels and encourages the production of collagen, which is needed for elastic, supple skin. This results in more even looking, smoother and more youthful looking skin and reverses some of the effects of years of sun exposure.

Before you have your treatment, it is recommended that you avoid sun bathing, sun beds and fake tan as this can stop the treatment from being as effective. It is also important that you use sun screen with an SPF factor of at least 30 afterwards to prevent any potential damage to your skin whilst it is more sensitive post-treatment. Your skin may look slightly darker after the treatment and highly pigmented areas may appear to have a slight crust but this will soon heal and your skin will start to appear lighter. If you have particularly sensitive skin you may want to apply some aloe vera gel after your treatment.

Choosing IPL skin rejuvenation treatment means that you have predictable and reliable results plus your skin is encouraged to heal itself after the treatment as it stimulates collagen production. As there are no harsh chemical used, unlike applying a topical treatment, there is far less risk of an adverse reaction. Your consultant will discuss with you how IPL skin rejuvenation can help you and how many treatment sessions you will need. You will soon be able to enjoy more even and more youthful looking skin.

Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Sweating is a completely normal function that helps the body regulate its temperature but some of us find that we are excessively sweating to the point that it can be embarrassing. This can be caused by various factors such as hyperthyroidism, certain medications, menopause or simply genetics.

If you feel excessively sweaty and antiperspirants just aren’t cutting it, help is at hand in the form of Botox injections.  Often associated with getting rid of wrinkles, Botox is a protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria and is a neurotoxin, so it stops nerve activity. When injected into areas with a high concentration of sweat glands such as the armpits, soles of the feet, forehead or palms, it stops the glands from producing and releasing sweat.

Having Botox injections can be slightly painful but a numbing agent is applied to the area you are having treated. Whether you are male or female, you should shave your armpits before having Botox injected there. It’ll take about 1-2 weeks for the treatment to take effect and it will then last for just over 6 months. During this time, sweat isn’t produced by the glands in the treated area and you can then decide whether or not you would like the treatment repeated. If you don’t have the treatment redone, the areas will gradually start to sweat as they did previously.

The treatment takes around 15 to 20 minutes after which you should avoid rubbing the treated area and avoid exercise for 24 hours after. Being sweat-free helps you feel comfortable and confident, especially as the weather gets warmer. You don’t have to worry about clammy hands when you meet people and can wear t-shirts without worrying about sweat and deodorant stains. If you are concerned about excess sweating, contact us today for a consultation.

 

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Controlling Excess Sweating with Botox

Semi-permanent makeup has been gaining more and more popularity in the past few years to help define and accentuate features, minimise the appearance of flaws and help to save time in people’s morning routines. There are various types of semi-permanent makeup that you can choose including semi-permanent lip blush which gives the appearance of wearing lipstick.

Semi-permanent lip liner has been around for a while and it is popular because it gives lips definition and can make them appear fuller but the advantage of lip blush is that it is an all-over colour so it gives the impression of more colourful, healthy lips whilst giving definition and shape. Semi-permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation, is applied by implanting pigment into the skin, much like having a tattoo but closer to the skin’s surface.

Before you have your treatment done, you can discuss the kind of result you are looking for with your practitioner who will go through various options and discuss what will suit you. Your lips are an extremely sensitive area, but a numbing agent will be applied, as with all semi-permanent makeup treatments. It is recommended that you wait at least two weeks before having semi-permanent lip blush applied if you have had IPL laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing, bleaching or dermal fillers on or around the area. If you suffer from cold sores, it is also recommended that you use an anti-herpes medication such as Zovirax for a week prior and a week after treatment. This is because the treatment, whilst not causing infections at all, can trigger outbreaks in people who are already prone to them.

Whilst your lips are healing, apply a very thin layer of Bepanthen or Vaseline every day and make sure you don’t scratch or pick at them. Your lips may look very dark to start with but the pigment will settle and become lighter. Remember to wear a lip balm with UV protection to stop the pigment from being broken down by the sun.

After time, micro-pigmentation will fade naturally and it should last between nine and eighteen months and then you can decide whether or not you want it retouched. Your lips will look fuller, more defined and more youthful looking without you having to apply makeup every day.

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Semi-Permanent Lip Blush- Adding Definition and Colour.