Skin Rejuvenation with the Obagi Nu Derm System

Even with regular exfoliation and a good skincare regime, sometimes our skin needs extra refreshing to help it look smooth, fresh and supple which can be achieved with a medium-level chemical peel. Whilst superficial peels can be conducted with the use of retinol A and mild natural acids, we can give more radical results with the Obagi skincare system. The Obagi system rejuvenates skin and can reduce hyperpigmentation as well as reversing the signs of premature aging and UV damage.

Developed by dermatologist Dr.Zein Obagi, the Obagi Nu Derm system is a carefully balanced mixture of chemicals that encourage the skin to shed several of its outermost layers to reveal fresh, new skin underneath. There are imitation products on the internet but as it is prescription strength it is important that it is supplied and applied by a licensed professional such as our practitioner.

Before treatment begins you have a free consultation to assess the condition of your skin and your desired results. Due to the nature of the treatment your skin will be more vulnerable to UV damage so it is crucial that you use an SPF of at least 35 following it. For about 6 to 8 weeks your skin will shed its top layers and reveal fresh, new skin which is more even, smoother and more supple.

To find out more about the Obagi Skincare system or to book your free consultation, contact us today.

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Skin Rejuvenation with the Obagi Nu Derm System

Hyperpigmentation can take many forms including freckles, patches of discolouration and certain kinds of scars and the majority of them are caused by excess melanin in the skin. If your hyperpigmentation makes you feel too self—conscious to wear revealing clothing or you find that you’re hiding behind makeup every day, we have a variety of treatments to give you more even looking skin and help to make you feel more self-confident.

The two main categories that hyperpigmentation treatments fall into are topical treatments and chemical peels.

Topical treatments include Hydroquinone, which bleaches the excess melanin in the skin and Retin-A, a prescription strength retinoid derived from Vitamin A which helps to exfoliate skin and speed up the cell renewal process.

If you want more drastic results and have the time to allow your skin to recover, we also offer the Obagi Blue system, a medium depth chemical peel that uses Tricloroacetic Acid to encourage several layers of skin to shed themselves and make way for fresh new skin. After your chemical peel your skin may look red and feel a bit tight, but this will subside and you will soon see brand new, radiant skin that is more evenly pigmented. 

For some hyperpigmentation, another option to consider is IPL treatment. This is short for ‘intense pulsed light’ and involves using varying frequencies of light waves from a hand held device to cause a thermogenic reaction in the melanin in the skin. This helps to remove dark spots such as age spots and freckles and cauterise broken blood capillaries that cause spider veins and port wine stains.

 

After any hyperpigmentation treatment it is important that you look after your skin and use UV protection. At your initial consultation we will discuss the best course of action for your individual circumstances and afterwards we will advise you on the right aftercare procedure. If you would like to know any more about hyperpigmentation treatments or any of our other treatments, you can contact us on 0203 581 3391, our friendly, knowledgeable team are more than happy to answer any queries.  

 

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How to Treat Hyperpigmentation

Whether your skin is greasy and unbalanced, dull and lifeless, showing the legacy of years or acne or even starting to develop fine lines, exfoliation is the key to revealing smoother, younger-looking, healthier skin. When a quick scrub isn’t quite passing muster, you can choose to have a chemical peel to remove the upper layers of the skin that are covered in dead skin cells, grease and other impurities.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have several types of skin peels to remove dead skin cells and impurities. We use safe, clinically-tested, carefully controlled chemicals including Trichloroacetic acid and Glycolic acid and can we can help determine the best type of skin peel for you depending on your skin type and its condition. These peels will work as superficially as the very top layer of the skin down to the middle layers, where some skin damage can reach.

Skin peels prompt these top layers of the skin peel off, removing any impurities and making the way for fresh, younger-looking new skin cells. Due to the nature of the treatment, we recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time between the treatment and any big events- remember the episode of ‘Sex and the City’ when Samantha had a skin peel RIGHT before a huge night out?! Whilst your skin is repairing itself it is important to take precautions against UV damage, which is a good habit to get into after you skin has renewed itself. There are plenty of moisturisers available with an SPF in them but when it is sunnier you will need to use a separate sunscreen as well, you can get specific ones for your face so you can protect your skin without looking greasy and whilst being able to wear makeup.

Straight after your skin peel you may feel your skin feels taught and therefore less saggy, but the real improvements come in several weeks’ time after the old skin has peeled off and the new cells start to come through. Due to the nature of the treatment, they aren’t something that you would have every week but they are fantastic for giving your skin an overhaul in the run-up to a wedding, special birthday or to boost your confidence.

To find out more about our chemical peels, go to this page of our website or contact us today on 0203 5813391.

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Should I try a Skin Peel?

As we get older, our skin naturally ages too but some of us are concerned that the effects of premature aging are adding years to our appearance. Every day some of your skin cells die and are replaced by new ones but this process can get slowed down when the skin is damaged by excess sun exposure. This leads to premature aging, signs of which include fine lines and wrinkles, age spots (also known as liver spots), hyperpigmentation, a sallow complexion, roughness and unevenness, redness in the skin and loss of elasticity.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in making you look amazing and are proud to be able to offer the Omagi skin care system, which is very effective and has a reputation for giving great results. Developed back in 1988 by acclaimed dermatologist Dr Zein.E Omagi and a team of other leading experts, the Omagi skin care system is a range of pharmaceutical strength products that penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and encourage your skin to shed old, dead cells and replace them with new cells, resulting in fresh, smooth, rejuvenated skin.
Whilst some websites may claim to sell Omagi skincare products, you cannot guarantee that they are the genuine article as they can only be sold through licensed professionals, which is why it is available to go to a specialist cosmetic clinic such as ourselves. We also thoroughly assess your skin and advise you how to use the system safely and effectively.

As it is a prescription-strength treatment that effectively works as a skin peel, you may experience some redness, itchiness and dryness as the skin rids itself of old, dead skin cells. You will start to see results within 6 weeks and you will need to visit us for follow up appointments to assess and monitor the progression of your skin. It is very important that you use a very high SPF sunscreen both during treatment and after to prevent any damage to your skin.

The various Omagi systems can be used alone or with each other and during your assessment we will advise the best course of action. The result is smoother, more evenly pigmented skin that looks younger and fresher. You can continue to use the products to maintain the condition of your 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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The Omagi Radiance Peel