Do you want a healthier complexion but don’t want to spend hundreds (or thousands) on lasers? If you are after a healthier sheen, a more even skin tone, we have the right fixes for you. These will help enhance the complexion by improving bloodflow and circulation, remove dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal.
Lasers and injectables such as Botox and fillers may be getting increasingly popular, but face peels are still going strong. There are different types of chemical peels, but basically they break down the most superficial layers of the skin for a complexion-enhancing effect – remove fine lines and improve wrinkles, lighten hyperpigmentation and mild scars.
Chemical peels have been around since the 1800s, but when we talk about chemical peels today, they are the mild, superficial peels. Medium and deep peels are no longer as popular today because not only do they cause pain and downtime, the risk of complications are considerably higher than today’s fractional resurfacing lasers. Popular peels now still include the traditionally used acids such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, but in lower strength. During the peeling process, the acid causes the outer layers of (dead) skin cells to dissolve, helping brighten the skin tone, refine texture and promotes cellular renewal. Think of it as a non-abrasive scrub which reveals baby new skin beneath.
Home peels are available, but even with home peels, a chemical peel burn is still possible. If this is new for you, have it done by a professional. SW1 Clinic has Glamour Peel, which is a peeling cocktail customized for your skin needs, and Retinol Peel – a Vitamin A –derived peel.
Celebrities swear by the oxygen facial. O2 Blush is a facial that delivers oxygen to the deep layers of the skin, nourishing it for a healthy glow. But a glow isn’t just it. Oxygen facials boosts collagen production, firming it and reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the long run. It also helps fight skin pollution, detoxifying it from the harmful effects of sun and poor dietary choices. This is a natural element of life, so it is extremely friendly on skin and aids in inflammation and healing – issues in skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
Strange that red light can rejuvenate skin right? LED stands for “light emitting diode”. This is a form of photomodulation treatment which is non-ablative and helps stimulate improve skin texture, promote wound healing and reduces signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help improve inflammatory acne and help speed up its resolution. LED red light is natural and penetrates painlessly at a depth where cells are reached, helping them produce more adenosine triphosphate, the source of energy for all cells.