Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. It is incredibly beneficial in helping to improve the appearance of acne and scarring, by promoting collagen production and improving skin texture.
The microneedles penetrate the skin, they create mini injuries that triggers the body’s natural healing response. This leads to the production of new collagen and elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve overall skin quality.
Microneedling can also be particularly effective in reducing the appearance of certain types of acne scars, such as atrophic scars (depressed or pitted scars). The stimulation of collagen and elastin production helps to plump up the depressed areas, making the scars less noticeable over time.
It’s important to note that while microneedling can be beneficial for acne and scarring, it may not be suitable for all skin types or scar types.
When you come in for a consultation, we can talk you through the whole process, we will assess your skin’s specific needs and determine if microneedling is the right treatment for you, and if not, how else we could help you with Feel Your Absolute Best.
If you would like to find out more about our Microneedling introductory offer then please call 01932 553118
Rosacea is a skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels. It typically begins with episodes of facial flushing or blushing that may eventually become permanent.
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. Factors such as sun exposure, hot or cold weather, emotional stress, certain foods, alcohol, and spicy foods can trigger or worsen the symptoms in some individuals.
How can we help you with Rosacea?
In many ways, during your consultation, we can chat about the different options available to you at the clinic.
Skin rejuvenation procedures can potentially help manage the symptoms of rosacea, although the effectiveness may vary from person to person.
Laser Therapy can help target and reduce the redness associated with rosacea. It can also help minimize visible blood vessels and improve overall skin texture, provide long-lasting results.
Chemical Peels in particular those containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), may help improve the appearance of rosacea. They can exfoliate the skin, reduce redness, and improve texture. If you chat to Rachael our skin specialist she can advise you on which peel is best for your skin.
Microneedling is a procedure that creates tiny punctures in the skin using a device with fine needles. It stimulates collagen production and can improve overall skin texture, reducing the appearance of rosacea symptoms.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments can vary, and some individuals may experience better results than others.
We can have a chat at your consultation to work out your specific condition and recommend the most suitable treatment options for you.
Additionally, it’s crucial to follow a comprehensive skincare routine, avoid triggers that worsen rosacea symptoms (such as certain foods or environmental factors), and protect your skin from excessive sun exposure to manage rosacea effectively. You can talk with Rachael about our Alumier products and which ones would best suit you.
Laser Hair Removal and Sunshine
Before laser hair removal treatments, we would advise you to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a 2 week period beforehand. Excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and side effects during the laser hair removal.
Sun exposure can darken the skin and increase the amount of melanin, this can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser treatment. It may also increase the risk of side effects such as skin discoloration, burns, or blistering so it’s really important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and avoid tanning beds in the weeks leading up to your laser hair removal appointment.
One of the team at the clinic can advise on you on what is too much sun exposure when you come for your initial consultation with us.
What about Sunshine after my treatment?
After laser hair removal, we recommend to avoid direct sun exposure and take some precautions to protect the treated area. Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles and sun exposure can increase the risk of complications and interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.
To help you on your way with your Laser Hair Removal & the Sunshine
- Limit sun exposure ~ It’s best to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area for at least two weeks following treatment. This includes both natural sunlight and sunbeds.
- Cover Up if you can ~ If you are out and about during the first couple of weeks, make sure to cover the treated area with relevant clothing.
- Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area and reapply every two hours or more frequently if sweating or swimming.
It’s important to consult with one of our team at Surrey Laser that carry out your laser hair removal treatment for specific post-treatment care instructions. They can provide you with tailored advice based on your skin type, the laser used, and the specific treatment area.