Summer is here and that means revealing clothes, sunny holidays and weddings so, understandably, you’re more likely to consider cosmetic treatments to ensure that you look good for special occasions and to boost your confidence. Most treatments require some recovery time for your skin afterwards and may take a few days to see results so you need to consider this when deciding what treatments to have done.

For example, many people choose to have Botox injections before weddings and other big celebrations to smooth out fine lines so that they look their best in photographs as well as injections for excess sweating so they do not ruin their outfits or makeup but you shouldn’t wait until the day before to get them done. Botox injections take 2-3 days to start to work and around 7-10 days to see the full effect so you need to plan ahead to make sure your skin looks fantastic for the big day. Likewise, semi-permanent makeup is great for holidays as you don’t have to worry about your makeup smudging in the hot weather or running in the pool as well as not having to pack as much makeup with you. It does however require a few days’ healing time as well as 1-2 weeks for the pigment to settle down to its final colour so shouldn’t be left to the last minute before you jet off!

As well as just timing your treatment so that you get the best final results in time for a special occasion, certain skin rejuvenation treatments such as IPL skin rejuvenation and chemical skin peels can leave the skin more vulnerable to UV damage whilst it recovers and heals itself. If you do go sunbathing or get too much sun exposure straight after a treatment it can make your tan come out patchy and give you uneven pigmentation. It is always recommended that you use a high SPF sunscreen after these kind of treatments and this is good practice to keep up after your skin has fully healed so that you don’t run the risk of prematurely aged skin.

When you have your consultation you should let your practitioner know if you are about to go on holiday or if you are having the treatment done in preparation for a special event so that they can advise you on scheduling it to get the best final results in time as well as your post-treatment care. Make this summer your most beautiful ever!


What Treatments Can I Have During Summer?

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.



Controlling Excess Sweating with Botox