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Game Changers For the Skin

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Here is the Latest Perfect Skin article on Game Changers for the Skin!
Treatments to help reverse the damage are also included.

A-Z of Skin Tips for 2015

Monday, January 19th, 2015

A-Z of skin and beauty tips for 2015 by Frances Furlong

Argeline – this amazing product is the natural alternative to toxins that stop you frowning!

Body Roller- this treatment is excellent for tightening the skin, especially to arms and mummy tummy a, can be infused with products to add weight loss also

Collagen boosting – if you want younger, fresher skin then boosting your skins collagen levels is a must, look at babies beautiful plump skin for the proof! Derma rollers, skin boosting fillers from Restylane all can help.

Erthema and flushing, red cheeks and nose can be a distressing problem, intense pulsed light and redness relief products like skin ceuticals and Zo Obaji

Facial veins, easy to get rid of but harder to cover! Diathermy is a cheap and easy solution to these unsightly skin blemishes

Glycolic acid is my number one choice for sundamaged skin, closing open pores and brightening the skin

Hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring substance found in our own bodies, it is responsible for soft plump skin also, use a serum with a high concentrate or derma fillers such as Restylane or Emervel to help lift out lines and wrinkles.

Ice picks scars or chicken pox scars can effect a persons confidence especially on the face area, derma pen and dermal fillers can really help lessen the appearance.

Jade roller, this amazing cool stone helps to smooth your serums into the skin, try it with the new Inspira face sculpture serum for an instant lift

Kojic acid and glutathione are my favourite lightening serums, a deeply intensive serum used daily or used in combination with derma rollers for bright new year skin

Laughter lines, try a natural dermal filler to help lessen the depth of these agi g lines to the sides of the mouth and the cheeks, for a natural unfrozen look

Make up is important to most women, find a professional to help you find the right colour and product type for your skin, blocking your pores and bad colour choice is not a good look

Neglecting your skin, make a promise to yourself 2015 will be the year I use the right products to protect, treat and maintain my skin, go for good quality products I love, Suisse Absolue, Inspira medical, obaji, neostrata , skin ceuticals and algebra. Get advice from your practitioner to determine the best regime for you

Open your eye are! The eyes are the windows of our soles, tired puffy eyes are not a great first impression, smooth out crows feet with. Muscle relaxing injections and try perfect skin imagetired eye eye boosting treatments

Pimples on the backs of the arms known as Pilaris keratosis can be easily treated with a good aha product or peels, get spring summer ready arms now

Quick facial zo obaji are great for removing make up and come in a convieneient tub so you can travel anywhere with them without any spills.

How Hormones Can Play Havoc With your Skin

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

How Hormones Can play havoc with our skin

Hormones are the body’s chemicals that send signals between cells. They control and regulate many functions in the body, including temperature and blood pressure, and they support other diverse functions, such as growth, cell repair, metabolism, fertility and reproduction. The communication that a hormone has with organs in the body, along with other hormones, can also affect the skin of both women and men at various stages of their lives. When consulting clients with skin conditions , looking at hormonal imbalance factors can help with giving the correct treatment from a medical perspective.

There are naturally occurring changes in body chemistry as people age, such as menopause. These changes can affect hormonal release from glands, thus disturbing their balance. Diabetes is another fairly common hormonal imbalance that occurs when there is not enough insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that affects metabolism. Hyper- or hypo-thyroidism is also quite common and is sometimes even detected in children. All these imbalances can manifest themselves in a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms. The main hormones that affect the skin include estrogens, testosterone and thyroid hormones

Hormonal acne

Young adulthood. During young adulthood (adolescence to adulthood), acne often comes into play. Androgen hormones will stimulate the sebaceous glands in the skin. If they are overstimulated, acne will occur. Clients with hormonal acne may also experience irregular menstrual cycles, hair loss, diabetes and infertility. These health challenges can also lead to other skin conditions.Hormonal acne will benefit from more gentle, effective treatments, because this skin can be sensitive and aggressive treatments may cause unwanted reactions. In the treatment room, a combination of deep cleaning treatments, enzymes and light-to-medium peels are effective. Home care should include products that are antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, soothing and hydrating. Vitamin A derivatives, salicylic and glycolic acid. Hyaluronic acid and extract of edelweiss are all great products for these skin types.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy. Another highly imbalanced hormonal stage occurs during pregnancy, and often results in melasma, also commonly known as “pregnancy mask.” This condition occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin. Professional treatments that can help include lasers , peels and derma pen treatment. Home care during pregnancy can include natural brighteners, such as vitamin C and Arbutin. After the pregnancy, home care may need to become more aggressive, using products such as prescribed hydroquinone and tretinoin-like ingredients. During the course of the pregnancy and beyond, always recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 50 since this will help prevent further pigmentation problems.

Menopause

Menopause. The major phase of hormonal skin condition changes is menopause. Menopause can happen naturally as women age or be induced prematurely due to illnesses, surgeries and medications. Because the main source of female hormones, the ovaries, shut down at this time, many side effects can affect the skin, as well as the treatments done by the professional. Menopause is the state of an absence of menstrual periods for at least twelve months. There is usually a transitional period to menopause, which can include smaller stages of periomenopause, the transitional time of hormone fluctuation and post-menopause, the period of time after the very last menstrual cycle occurrence. Because each woman experiences menopause differently, treatments may need to be altered. Skin can be affected from a variety of issues during menopause, such as thinning, acne, dryness, excessive hair growth in odd places and even hair loss. When aging, the skin also becomes more sensitive, so more aggressive treatments and products used during youth may need to be altered because they are too stimulating for menopausal skin. ingredients, such as peptides, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) , antioxidants and hyaluronic acid will all help. Intense pulsed light will help red flushed skin whilst derma rollers will boost collagen , close pores and quench thirsty skin.

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Perfect Skin Power Face Booster

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Here is this months latest offer call now to take advantage of this amazing face booster treatmentimage

Getting the Skin you want for your Wedding Day

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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, if you’re feeling like wedding planning is taking over your life, take action: do something that will help you gain perspective on the process and refocus on the things that matter most to you, like the fact that you’ll be marrying the love of your life in the company of your closest friends and family. In the end, these are the memories that will stick with you most. Between money, time, and general expectations, most engaged couples I know are ready to pull out their hair at one point or another.

Top Five Tips

1.Skin and stress go hand I’m hand if you suffer with acne etc we need to control your symptoms throughout the run up to the big day

2 never decide on having dermal fillers or muscle relaxing Injections 2 weeks before the day in a panic, leave at least 6-8 months so you can go slowly and get a natural look

3. Scarring takes time to improve, so leave at least 12 months prior to make a plan and get the results you want

4. If surgery is something you want also leave a year, I had a bride that had Breast augmentation 3 months before her day and her wedding dress no longer fitted!

5 a good skin care program is essential, lovely glowing skin for your big day will make you feel so confident

Perfect Skin now at Chelmsford

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Perfect Skin is now offering treatments in Chelmsford, the address is below, please contact Michelle on 07508404862 to make your appointment for an initial consultation

Silhouette Du Barry

8a Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0HR
Tel 07508 404 862

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Young Skin Problems

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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Two Part Series on Skin Solutions

Part One – Younger Skin Concerns

This month I will be addressing skin concerns for younger people and tips on how to help. With the Christmas season now in full swing we can see the effects it can have on our skin’s appearance and energy levels. Drink lots of water, keep hydrating your skin, I love Suisse Absolue Serum Hydra which is like a glass of water to the skin. Also don’t forget your daily vitamin C and zinc, echinacea and astragalus to help your immunity. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, see you in 2014.

Problem 1

Acne, Scars and Blemishes

Using good antibacterial washes which contain glycolic and salicylic acid are great for soaking up the excessive oil and helping to prevent outbreaks. As well as good hygiene also seek medical advice as antibiotics in some cases are needed. Laser treatments and skin peeling can really help and taking vitamin C and zinc daily to help heal the skin is really useful.
Scarring can be greatly improved with deeper peeling and derma stamp treatments.

Problem 2

Pigmentation

This can be caused by environmental factors, hormonal or due to medications. Younger girls taking the oral contraception pill beware! Some pills can cause dark areas to appear on the face and body (especially top lip), use a daily SPF protector, avoid sun beds and direct sun as it can get darker. Pigmentation can also be a real problem for olive and darker skin types especially when the skin is very dry. Using a face protector and creams to help break down pigment can be useful as well as considering skin peeling and light treatments.

Problem 3

Stretch Marks

Often associated with pregnancy, but can affect you during puberty, teenage girls can notice them to the leg, buttock and breast area during the growing spurt. Men can also be affected. It is easier to treat stretch marks sooner rather than later, red marks can be lessened using lasers or derma rollers to the area to boost collagen. Essentially these marks are a micro tear in the dermis and will never go, but the appearance of them can be greatly reduced.

Problem 4

Unwanted Hair

There are so many hair removal techniques out there, it’s basically finding the one that suits you! Laser hair removal is great, but you do need to attend the treatments regularly and at the correct time of the hair growth cycle to get the results you want. Waxing is great for some, but for others can cause ingrown hairs, glycolic acid based products and peeling agents are particularly useful to help treat them. Men often find that when they shave this can be a problem also and glycolic acid creams can help. Hair removal creams can irritate sensitive skins so patch test a small area first to ensure it is safe to use.

Problem 5

Dry Skin and Eczema

Common factors with eczema is scratching especially at night, tips like using your prescribed creams and moisturising agents as instructed will help. Ensure you are not too hot in bed, wear loose cotton clothing, try wearing cotton gloves at night to stop scratching and tearing the skin. Antihistamines can also help and be prescribed. Bionic lotion from Neostrata is a good cream for the face if you are prone to eczema or excessive dryness and won’t thin or irritate the skin. Also protect your skin with non irritating and sensitive SPF protectors like Cetaphil.

The A to Z of Perfect Skin

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

See this months Essex Life Magazine for my a-z of how to get and maintain perfect skin and facial balance, click on the photos below to read the full article, also to start you on your way I have provided a fantastic 15% voucher for your first treatment or course of treatments At all of the eight perfect skin clinics see www.perfect-skin.co.uk for locations, consultations free

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Skin diseases and verbal abuse

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A shocking 47% of people with skin diseases such as acne, eczema, psoriasis have been verbally abused by a member of the public. Having specialised in skin disease acne and acne scarring it is upsetting to hear this recent news from the British skin foundation. The psychological impact and depression rates are high for people who suffer with skin disorders.

Treatments to help maintain your skin condition can be, skin peeling, lasers, topical creams, antibiotics, call now for a consultation and a sympathetic ear

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Solutions to pigmentation

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Pigmentation is a problem for many skin types and can effect all ages, male and female. The melanin in our oldies is what gives our skin and hair it’s colour. It is also a protective pigment that acts as a natural sunscreen. The problem of pigmentation can be due to sun exposure, drugs that cause pigment, hormones.

Women of African descent and Indian origin may find it common to struggle with blotchy uneven skin , furthermore pimples and chicken pox scars can leave darker marks on the skin………

Solutions, skin peels, laser, dreM roller, topical agents and high sunscreen, call now for your consultation

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