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Are you Clinic Ready?

Thinking about an in-clinic treatment?

Or already have a booking?

Then we have good news for you, you can boost your results! No matter what your treatment is, from microneedling to chemical peels, YOU can improve your skin outcome.

Everything you do in the weeks before and after will have an impact on your treatment, from the skincare you use, to how much sleep you get. We like to think about prepping for a treatment like prepping for a marathon.

If you’ve been a coach potato and turn up to run a marathon your outcome will never be as good as if you’ve spent time training and readying your body to perform on the day. Similarly, if your skin is in really good condition on the day of your treatment, your results will be even better! So don’t save all the good skincare for afterward, your treatment isn’t the beginning, today is!

When it comes to your skin pro, they will be thrilled if your skin is at its best on the day of treatment. It means they can potentially go deeper, stronger, and harder meaning they will have more fun and you’ll get both amazing results and the best value too! Plus, if your skin is more resilient and stronger there’s a chance your pro will be able to combine more than one skin treatment at your appointment, so you might be able to have, for example, an enzymatic peel followed by some light-based therapy.

It’s the same with your recovery, if you follow good aftercare, you will have better and quicker results. There’s so much you can do outside of your treatment slot to get your skin in prime condition before you even walk through the clinic door.

Here are our top 5 hacks, so don’t delay and start today!

No 1 Take a look at your wellbeing.

Focusing on your gut health as any inflammation here will often show up on the skin as redness, dullness, or breakouts. Then there’s sleep, intrinsic to skin health and recovery, so ensure you get enough in the weeks leading up to your treatment.
 

No 2 Prep with Medical-Grade Skincare to Get Great Results

Don’t save your precious AlumierMD skincare for after your treatment. Work with your pro to ensure your daily skin routine is working hard for your skin goals and needs. If your skin is in tip-top condition when you walk through the clinic door your treatments will be even more successful.
 

No 3 Do at-home facials.

In the weeks leading up to your treatment spend a bit of extra time on a weekly or bi-weekly at home facial. Ask your pro for a mask recommendation; you can also read about face masks in our Halloween blog post.
 

No 4 Set your pro a challenge

Arrive at the clinic with such good skin that your pro will need to work extra hard to take it to the next level!
 

No 5 Follow the aftercare routine set by your pro

Your pro will advise you on what to use when for the first few weeks after your treatment. If you follow it to the letter, you will have better and quicker results, can’t say fairer than that!

Please get in touch or book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here, if you want to have a quick chat, please do give us a call on 01932 731762

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Hydrafacial is Always a Good Idea

Espesically now, as we step into party season, HydraFacial is one of our most popular treatments with it’s step by step process to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities, and hydrate the skin, providong a smooth and hydrated canvas for your oh so flawless party glamour and enhance your overall appearance.

It’s known for its rejuvenating effects and is often sought after for skincare and is wonderful for you, just you – or as a gift to receive. A HydraFacial can be a good idea in the lead up to Christmas for several reasons:

It is so Relaxing, It is Stress Relief!

The Festive season can be stressful with preparations, shopping, and gatherings, take time out for you, our HydraFacial is a super relaxing spa treatment that can help alleviate stress and promote a sense of well-being.

It will Rejuvenate Your Skin

The HydraFacial treatment is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. This can leave your skin looking refreshed, radiant, and rejuvenated, which is especially beneficial if you want to look your best.

Take Time for Yourself

The Festive Season of course, involves giving to others, but it’s important to take some time for self-care. Treating yourself to a HydraFacial can be a way to indulge in some pampering and prioritize your own well-being.

We need a little boost to help with Winter Skin

During the winter months, the skin can become dry and dull due to cold weather and indoor heating. A HydraFacial can provide intense hydration and address common winter skin issues, leaving your skin looking and feeling better.

You can always Gift a Hydrafacial

If you’re looking for a thoughtful and luxurious gift for someone special, a HydraFacial can be a wonderful option – we have Gift Vouchers available in the clinic.

Please get in touch or book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here, if you want to have a quick chat, please do give us a call on 01932 731762

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Microneedling – It’s Trickery and here is why….


Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a handheld device with fine needles to create small, controlled punctures (micro-injuries) in the skin.

During a microneedling procedure, we use a pen-like device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The depth of penetration can be adjusted based on the specific needs of the client and the area being treated.

The micro-injuries created by the needles trigger the body’s natural healing response. As the skin repairs itself, this will induce Collagen Production, new collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

  • Microneedling can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • It is used to minimize the appearance of scars, including acne scars and surgical scars.
  • Microneedling can contribute to smoother skin texture and improved tone.
  • The micro-channels created during the procedure can enhance the absorption of topical skincare products.

Microneedling is commonly used to address various skin concerns, including aging skin, acne scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture.

The downtime after microneedling is typically minimal, clients may experience redness and mild swelling for a day or two. Complete recovery time varies from person to person.

The number of sessions required depends on the specific skin concerns being addressed. Some people see results after just one session, while others may need multiple sessions for optimal results.

Please get in touch or book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here, if you want to have a quick chat, please do give us a call on 01932 731762

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The Lowdown on Skin Peels

We use Alumier MD here at Surrey Laser Clinic and the benefits of a skin peel are incredible.

Firstly let me tell you a bit about Alumier, specifically the peels –
AlumierMD’s skin peels are designed to help with skin concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven skin texture.

These peels typically contain a combination of acids and other active ingredients that help exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, stimulate collagen production, and improve overall skin health and appearance.

Are there different types of Skin peels?
The solution contains chemicals, treatments come in different depths – from light to deep.

A light depth peel, or superficial skin peel, is the lowest level of treatment and removes the epidermis – the outer layer of the skin. This type of treatment is best-suited to fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, uneven
skin tone and small areas of acne.
A medium depth peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and the dermis – the middle layer of your skin. This type of peel can be used to treat the same concerns as a light chemical peel but is also effective at minimising acne scarring.
Finally, a deep skin peel removes the most amount of skin cells and is used for deep wrinkles, aged scarring and even pigmentation.

How does it work?
Skin peels are a non-invasive way to rejuvenate the skin. After Skin cleansing and enhancing the treatment with a hydrating mask, you will feel a tingling sensation due to the activity of the hydrating mask.

We use a soft brush to apply the chemical solution, which is made up of a gentle and unique blend of acids, this gives a mild tingling and sensation of warmth.

Followed by a neutralising process to restore natural skin PH level with a
gentle massage with Alumier MD Recovery Balm and of course SPF Protection with Physical Sunscreen.

Alumier Skin Peels provides an effective way to improve the look and feel of your skin. It also helps to gently exfoliate the skin’s top damaged layers, leaving your complexion fresh, renewed and radiant.

Please get in touch or book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here, if you want to have a quick chat, please do give us a call on 01932 731762

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Is there an Ideal Time to Start My Laser Hair Removal Journey?

YES! ….. there is

Starting laser hair removal in Autumn/Winter is a really clever decision for many reasons –

Sad, but true with reduced Sunshine Exposure during these months and also that we tend to spend more time indoors due to cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours, make it the perfect time to start.

This reduced sun exposure is beneficial because laser hair removal is most effective on untanned skin. Sun exposure can make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of side effects like hyperpigmentation or burns.

We wear more clothes – In the colder months, we wear more clothing that cover the treated areas, making it easier to protect the skin from sun exposure immediately after a session. This can help prevent potential complications and ensure a smoother recovery.

Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to target hair follicles at different stages of growth. Choosing to start the process as autumn & winter draws in, gives you several months to complete the full series of treatments before spring graces us with its presence and then of course summer, when you might want to show off your beautiful smooth skin.

Laser hair removal can make your skin more sensitive for a short period after each session. The cooler months can be more comfortable for those with sensitive skin, as they are less likely to experience discomfort due to heat or sunburn.

It’s important to note that, regardless of the season, you should always follow the guidelines provided when it comes to protecting your skin from sun exposure during and after laser hair removal. Sunscreen and protective clothing are essential throughout the entire treatment process to ensure the best results and minimize the risk of adverse effects.

We are here to help you with any questions you have, book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here, if you want to have a quick chat, please do give us a call on 01932355529

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How we can help you with Thread Vein Removal

We had a lady visit us here at Surrey Laser Clinic asking for help with the thread veins that she had, we were of course happy to help.

Using our NdYag Laser, we were blown away by the results after just 3 treatments. The Picture you see above is from left to right, before we began, then immediately after treatment in the middle and finally on the right, after 3 treatments! Wow!

What are Thread Veins?
Thread veins, sometimes known as spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin.

What Causes Them?

There are several factors that can cause or contribute to the development of thread veins:

Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, menopause, or as a result of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, can contribute to the development of thread veins.

Genetics, a family history of thread veins can increase your risk of developing them as well as just aging, as we get older, the elasticity of their blood vessels can diminish, leading to the development of thread veins.

Sun exposure, prolonged exposure to the sun can damage the skin and the blood vessels underneath, making thread veins more likely to form, simularly injuries/trauma to the skin can damage blood vessels and result in the formation of thread veins.

Standing or sitting for long periods does not help, this can increase the risk of thread veins, especially in the legs, due to the increased pressure on the veins, along with excess body weight, this can increase pressure on the blood vessels in the legs and contribute to the development of thread veins, especially in the lower limbs.

Women are more likely than men to develop thread veins, especially during and after pregnancy, smoking can contribute to poor circulation and skin damage, which may increase the risk and excessive alcohol consumption can dilate blood vessels and lead to the development of thread veins, particularly on the face.

Of course it is not all bad news – we are on hand to help you should you be concerned about the appearance of any thread veins you may have, book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here and we will always give you our best advice.

If you need help with thread veins and getting some advice then please call us on 01932553118

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How to get rid of large pores and fine lines using Microneedling?

Microneedling can be so beneficial if you are wanting help with fine lines and large pores. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that tricks your skin with the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries. It is this that will stimulate the body’s natural healing response and the production of collagen and elastin.

Here’s how –

Collagen Stimulation ~ Microneedling promotes the production of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity. As we get older, collagen production decreases which leads to the formation of fine lines and enlarged pores.

Microneedling helps to increase collagen production, which can improve the appearance of both issues.

Pore Size Reduction ~ The micro-injuries created during microneedling can trigger the skin’s healing process. This process includes the formation of new, healthier, shinier skin cells and a more even distribution of collagen.

Over time, this can lead to a reduction in the size and appearance of enlarged pores.

Fine Line Reduction ~ Fine lines and wrinkles are the natural result of collagen loss and skin aging. Microneedling can encourage the skin to produce more collagen, which can plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Of course, results may vary from person to person, with the effectiveness of microneedling for large pores and fine lines depending on individual factors ~ skin type, age, and the severity of the issues.

Additionally, there may be other cosmetic treatments or skincare routines that can complement the effects of microneedling for a more comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation.

Book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here and we will always give you our best advice.

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What is an Alumier Skin Peel?

An Alumier chemical skin peel is when a chemical solution is applied to the skin, usually on the face, to remove the top layer of skin, reaching the deeper layer. Not only does this get rid of old skin cells but the skin that does then rejuvenate through this exfoliation and refinement, is smoother, brighter and younger-looking. What are Skin Peels Used for? Skin peels are used to rejuvenate and resurface the skin and stimulate healthy regrowth, also 

·      Wrinkles

·      Signs of ageing

·      Discoloured areas of skin

·      Scarring

·      Acne

Are there different types of Skin peels? As the solution contains chemicals, treatments come into different depths from light to deep.   A light depth peel, or superficial skin peel, is the lowest level of treatment and removes the epidermis – the outer layer of the skin. This type of treatment is best-suited to fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin toneand small areas of acne. A medium depth chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and the dermis – the middle layer of your skin. This type of peel can be used to treat the same concerns as a light chemical peel but is also effective at minimising acne scarring. Finally, a deep skin peel removes the most amount of skin cells and is used for deep wrinkles, aged scarring and even pigmentation. How does it work? Skin peels are a non-invasive way to rejuvenate the skin. We typically use a soft brush to apply the chemical solution, which is made up of glycolic or salicylic acid. This gentle and unique blend of acids provides an effective peel to improve the look and feel of your skin. It also helps to gently exfoliate the skin’s top damaged layers, leaving your complexion fresh, renewed and radiant. If you are thinking about a Chemical Peel, perhaps you want to discuss your options, and the pros and cons, in more detail. Either way, our team of experts would be delighted to help – please do get in touch.
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We Want to talk to you about AlumierMD Skincare

Here at Surrey Laser Clinic, we are very proud to be partnered with AlumierMD.

AlumierMD is medical grade skincare and we can offer you a medical grade facial regime here at the clinic.

Why do I need to use medical grade skincare?

They are exclusively dispensed by medical and aesthetic practitioners, meaning that they are sold only by professionals who really, truly understand what the products are doing for your skin and how to build a customised skincare routine, just for you, ensuring visible and long-lasting results.

Medical grade skincare is formulated with clinically validated percentages of active ingredients which are well documented by studies to have a positive impact on your skin and you are likely to see results within 6-8 weeks.

Who can use AlumierMD products and how much do they cost?

Everyone!

Whether you have specific skincare concerns like acne, rosacea, aging or pigmentation, or you just want an overall glowing complexion, you can benefit from using the AlumierMD products.

Both men and women across a wide range of ages have seen amazing results on their skincare journeys.

In terms of cost it depends on which products you choose, they are not as cheap as Nivea and products you can buy in the supermarket. But this is because they are medical grade and higher quality. It depends on what you are looking for? I have yet to find a product that has a higher quality and is the cheapest on the market.

Is AlumierMD cruelty-free?

It is!

From recyclable packaging to working with like-minded suppliers who use ethical animal, human and environmental practices.  Not tested on animals and whose ingredients are sustainably sourced, AlumierMD works hard to ensure that their commitment to sustainability is never compromised – what is not to love?

What’s more – it is a brand you can trust

AlumierMD are honest and transparent with skincare users about the ingredients in their products and the reason why they use them has always been in style.

Artificial fragrances, parabens, artificial dyes, sulphates, phthalates and chemical sunscreen filters have all been rejected by AlumierMD’s scientific committee and chemists.

You can rest assured that any skincare products you use from the brand have been made with the highest quality of ingredients, at the right concentrations and with their clients’ safety in mind at all times.

Where can I get an AlumierMD consultation?

As AlumierMD products contain highly active, medical grade ingredients (which work wonders for skin), you can’t purchase them from the high-street. Instead, a consultation with an AlumierMD professional here at Surrey Laser Clinic is required to ensure you’re using products that are suitable for your skin type and concerns.

Let us help you on your skincare journey.

Our skincare experts can assess your skin, work out what YOU need and create a bespoke skincare regime supplemented with our medical grade facials, where appropriate. We will get you the results you want and our expert team will guide you every step of the way

Come in to see us for Your Bespoke Medical Grade Facial Regime – Contact the Clinic on 01932 553118 to find out more.

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Truths & Myths About Laser Hair Removal

You hear so many different things about Laser Hair Removal, it is hard to know which is the truth and which is a complete myth. We thought we would answer a few of these for you –

Myth: No shaving is needed before laser treatment?

Truth: For the laser treatment to be effective, the hair has to attract the light energy and transport it to the hair follicle. If there’s hair left on the surface, this energy will evaporate on the surface of the skin without reaching the root, Which means the treatment won’t be effective. For this reason all patients asked to shave their hair before treatment. The night before is the optimal time.

Myth: Laser hair removal is only for women?

Truth: Male patients seek laser hair removal as well as female patients. Laser works well on corse dark hair so males can achieve amazing results on their faces and bodies, helping to prevent shaving rashes, irritation and ingrowing hairs.

Myth: Laser hair removal is expensive?

Truth: When compared to the alternatives like waxing over a life time, laser hair removal is actually more affordable than prospective clients think, and there is no downtime waiting for the hair to grow back between sessions, you can shave and be hair free whilst waiting for you next session unlike waxing.

Myth: The laser will burn me?

Truth: As long as you are getting it done by a trained professional it is very rare burning will happen if the client is following pre and aftercare laser advise, laser burning is also very superficial so won’t leave lasting damage to the skin In the unlikely event this has happened.

Myth: Laser is safe for everyone?

Truth: Although laser is a very safe and effective treatment not everyone is suitable for laser this might be due to certain medications or conditions that may make you more sensitive to the laser, this is why a full consultation will be carried out to assess if you are best suited for laser before treatment is carried out.

Myth: Laser works on blonde hair?

Truth: Laser can only work on hair with pigmentation, so blonde and white hairs will not be reduced or removed.

Myth: I can go straight to gym after my session?

Truth: Skip the gym for 12-24 hours after
treatment as this may cause skin irritation, your hair follicles will be extremely sensitive after treatment, by sweating and increasing your body temperature you risk inflammation to your hair follicles. Body sweat also contains bacteria which could again result in rash or infection.

Myth: Lasers cause cancer?

Truth: Laser light does not contain wavelengths that trigger cancers.

We hope this has cleared up a few things for you, we look forward to seeing you in the clinic for your consultation, where we can chat some more.