Rosacea is a common skin condition that usually affects the face; symptoms of this condition include flushing, permanent redness and visible blood vessels. Of course the severity of the condition will vary from person to person, and often people will experience times when the symptoms are worse and times when the symptoms are milder.
Broken Veins are very small dilated vessels under the skin that often appear for no particular reason, like Rosacea they are very common especially in the face and also on the legs.
Although these skin conditions are common and are not dangerous, people often want to do whatever they can to get rid of them because they affect their confidence and self-esteem.
There is one Rosacea treatment in particular that is becoming more and more popular and that is seeing great results; IPL. Intense Pulsed Light treatment is the process by which light is emitted onto the skin and absorbed by the blood vessels; these blood vessels are therefore heated to a point where they are destroyed. Once destroyed the blood vessels are reabsorbed by the body and so quickly disappear.
The advantage of IPL is that it is a quick and relatively comfortable procedure, most people describe the feeling as similar to a hot pin prick. It also has very few side effects, mostly the treatment area can feel warm for a few hours following the procedure and occasionally certain areas can experience a slight swelling for a day or two. Very rarely the treatment can cause a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin; the treatment often sees the best results on people with fair skin and this also reduces the chance of side effects.
In order to get the best results IPL generally requires 3-5 treatments, depending on the size of the treatment area, and each treatment usually lasts between 15 and 45 minutes, again depending on the treatment area. For certain skin conditions maintenance treatments may be required.
Here at Weston Cosmetic Clinic we use Lynton Lasers for our IPL treatments and the procedure is carried out by a nurse practitioner.
Rosacea treatment doesn’t just have an effect on a person’s appearance, but also on their confidence which we understand is very important, so if you are interested in having your broken veins treated please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Weston Cosmetic Clinic today.
Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Transformation System
Here at Weston Cosmetic Clinic we are passionate about helping you to achieve the skin you have always desired. Whether it’s treating the effects of ageing, uneven skin tone or medical conditions such as acne, melasma or rosacea there is a clinically proven Obagi System for everyone. This focus topic is on the Nu-Derm System founded by Dr Zein Obagi, a world leading dermatologist and internationally recognised innovator, educator and inventor of the original Obagi Nu-Derm System.
The Obagi philosophy is all about achieving healthy skin and protecting it from future damage. Healthy skin should feel smooth, firm, be evenly coloured, not dependent on heavy moisturisers and be tolerant to external stimuli.
The aim of the Obagi Nu-Dem system is to help you to achieve healthy skin from the inside out, by utilising potent ingredients with a patented technology system that will penetrate all layers of the skin, as opposed to standard cosmecuticlas that rely heavily on moisturisers to temporarily plump up the skin and actually induce no cellular activity or change.
THE OBAGI SOLUTION
· Moderate to severe hyperpigmentation (inc melasma)
· Fine lines & wrinkles, laxity & texture
· Adult acne
· Pre/post procedure
· Advanced photo-ageing
· Moderate to severe wrinkles/laxity
· Stubborn hyperpigmentation
· Rough, uneven skin
· Adult acne
· Enhancement or clinical procedures
· 18-24 week programme for a full skin transformation
· Time, patience & tolerance for some transient side effects while treating photo-damage
· Maintenance programme required 1 to 2 days per week
Available in normal to oily or normal to dry.
Please note this is a prescription only system and a medical consultation is required before commencing onto the programme.
To start your skin transformation today visit Weston Cosmetic Clinic for your medical consultation with our nurse prescriber.
For many of us hair removal can be a tedious and expensive process, both men and women can be extremely conscious of any unwanted hair they may have and so want to get rid of it. There are many different ways of removing hair for example, shaving, waxing and epilating, however these methods of hair removal are short-lasting and often have side effects such as ingrown hairs.
More and more people are now turning to laser hair removal as a long term solution for that unwanted hair, but what exactly does the process involve? How long does it take? Who can have the treatment?
This treatment is classed as permanent hair reduction; of course the results differ from person to person so it is not possible to say exactly how much of a difference the treatment will make, but after a full course of treatments many people report seeing a reduction in hair growth of between 60-95%.
The process works by a pulse of light being released on the skin, this light is absorbed by melanin which is the pigment in the hair follicles, the light then heats the pigment and destroys the hair follicle.
As it is the melanin which absorbs the light, this treatment often sees the best results in those who have fair skin and dark hair because the darker the hair the more melanin it contains. The lighter the hair the harder it is to treat and in fact grey and white hair contains no melanin so is unsuitable for treatment. So although most people are suitable for laser hair removal, the darker the hair the better.
The treatment takes several sessions, once every 4-8 weeks because hair grows in different phases, the timing of these sessions will of course depend on the individual.
The duration of each session completely depends on the size of the treatment area, varying from as little as 10 minutes right through to an hour.
The skin of the treated area may be slightly red immediately after treatment, the hair follicles may also be slightly red and bumpy however this normally subsides within a few hours. Sometimes for a day or two following the treatment your skin can look and feel as though it’s a little sunburned, again this shouldn’t last very long. Occasionally blistering can occur but this is rare and is more common in people with darker complexions.
Here at Weston Cosmetic Clinic all our hair removal treatments are carried out by a nurse practitioner and we use Lynton Lasers, these are lasers which have been medically certified.
This type of hair reduction is becoming more and more common, it is not just for aesthetic reasons but also for a person’s confidence. Excess hair can really affect a person’s self esteem and so laser hair removal can have a huge impact on how a person feels for example, women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary syndrome.
If you are interested in our permanent hair reduction treatments please feel free to contact Weston Cosmetic Clinic and we will be more than happy to help.