You asked, and we answered!
We've put together a selection of the most common questions we're asked at Skin Renewal along with answers from our aesthetic doctors and therapists. From dealing with pigmentation and enlarged pores to combatting jowls and dehydration – we've got the expert answers to all your most burning skincare questions.
Treating pigmentation, especially if it's the hormonal kind, is a little bit more complicated than just going for facials. Unwanted pigment often lies in the deeper layers of the skin. In this case, diminishing it will require more intensive treatments such as medical peels as well as laser and light treatments. Pigmentation that's caused by the sun can often be treated with IPL treatments combined with chemical peels.
These treatments need to be done at least once a month, but the number of treatments you need will depend on the severity of your pigmentation. A treatment program might need to be maintained indefinitely as well as supported by a homecare routine.
Yes, LED light therapy is an excellent add on to a facial. It uses varying wavelengths of lights, including red and blue, that have significant benefits to the skin such as being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating.
Having a good homecare regime is very beneficial, but the professional products used in a clinic are more concentrated. They'll be able to better hydrate your skin as well as exfoliate more thoroughly. Both a homecare regime and facials will help you maintain healthy skin. But if you're wanting to treat a specific condition or seriously address anti-ageing, it's best to visit an expert such as those you'll find at Skin Renewal.
Yes, lifting sagging jowls will definitely give you much better results visually than getting lip filler. At Skin Renewal, we can treat sagging jowls using dermal filler. It's something we would address first as it's part of the face's "foundation". Meaning, if we want to start changing the structure of the skin to give it a more youthful appearance, then the jowls are an area we start with.
Treating thinning lips will be part of a "refinement" phase that can happen later on in the treatment plan. If you are not interested in dermal fillers specifically, then other treatments. These include PDO threads, carboxytherapy, Titan laser and radiofrequency. Procedures such as these can also induce more collagen production in the area. In time, this can help create a lift in the area.
Microneedling, or skin needling as it is commonly known, is a device that has between 12 to 16 small needles that penetrate the skin at high speed. This creates channels for active ingredients to penetrate as well as causing a controlled injury in the area. The skin is forced to heal itself, delivering nutrients and oxygen to the treated area that assist in collagen stimulation, strengthening of the capillaries and rejuvenation of dull, sallow skin.
Where it should fit into a medical skincare plan will depend on the skin concern, the patient's budget as well as the objective. Chemical peels can be done before or after the skin needling. At Skin Renewal, we can even combine skin needling and chemical peels in one session. These sessions are typically done once a month.
We would first need to establish the underlying reason for the bags. For example, is it due to lack of drainage? Is it hereditary, is it due to allergies, or is it due to fat pads? Once we have established the cause, we can design a treatment plan best suited. A facial, unfortunately, in many cases, will not be enough, and injectable intervention might be needed.
Successfully treating enlarged pores requires inducing collagen production so that the skin can contract and become more refined. In this case, an excellent treatment option is Laser Genesis. Laser Genesis works by gently heating the different layers of the skin. By doing this, it stimulates collagen production and increases skin cell turnover rate. This results in a smoother, brighter, more refined-looking complexion.
Dehydration is a condition we see in most of our patients. Luckily, we can treat this easily in a way that's pampering too, thanks to our brand new HydraTouch facial. It combines several different technologies, including hydra-dermabrasion – exfoliating with water and light acids to remove dead skin cells while hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin. It also relies on electroporation (relax – you won't feel a thing!) to open up the skin's water channels to allow the deep penetration of hydrating serums. To finish, we apply a very hydrating alginate mask.
To prolong the benefits of the HydraTouch facial, we recommend using a hydrating hyaluronic acid serum at home as part of your daily regime.
Here's hoping these commonly asked questions could help shed light on anything you've been wondering about. If not, make an appointment to chat with one of our highly-skilled doctors or therapists. They'll be able to give you expert answers as well as assess your skin and suggest the most effective treatment for any skin condition. Don't sit in the dark. Get in touch today and become more illuminated while we work together to help you put your best face forward.