Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Dermatology and Non Surgical Skin Treatments

I am getting older, there I said it. I am no longer in my 20's or 30's and as I creep up to my 45th year, the first grey hairs have appeared, and I have noticed some pigmentation on my face and fine lines. Overall I am lucky and I don't think I look my age but there is also no getting away from the fact that I am ageing. 

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I am all for freedom of choice for women to choose if they would have any treatments done. I want to grow old gracefully but although I wouldn't say yes to surgical procedures to maintain my youth if the situation arose I would consider non surgical procedures to deal with skin problems. I think they can be a lifeline to some people and really boost confidence.

The sort of non surgical procedures I am talking about include such treatments such as laser hair removal, rosacea and acne treatment, removal of varicose and thread veins, mole and skin tag removal.

It's important to get a mole that you're worried about checked out. Sometimes it can be difficult to get an apointment at a surgery so a private dermatology clinic can do that for you and remove it as well.



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As I said I have some pigmentation on my face and redness due to rosacea. It is noticeable without makeup and I can understand how it can be very embarrassing to some people. I also have small thread veins on my face which are easy to cover up at the moment.

As you age, your skin thins and thread veins appear more visible. Studies show that thread veins can appear more ageing than lines and wrinkles. If they get any worse I would seriously think about having them treated in a skin clinic. Treatment is often by laser therapy which uses brief pulses of laser light to break down unwanted veins. Treatment is 4 to 5 sessions and facial thread veins can be completely cleared. Common side effects are swelling or slight bruising but this is temporary and soon fades apparently.

Lasers are also great for hair removal. Today's lasers provide a permanent and relatively pain free alternative to shaving or using depilatory cream. Light beams are focused at the base of the hair follicle which in turn halts hair growth. I have dark hair and I deal with hair on my legs with shaving. If I had a problem with facial hair I would certainly consider laser hair removal. It must be 
incredibly embarrassing for women if they have a problem with excess hair especially facial hair. 


One such clinic that uses lasers for hair removal is SK:N. Founded in 1990 they have 25 years of experience in the field and are proud of the fact that their medical staff are highly trained, there is a medical director in every clinic and many of the clinics also treat people on the NHS for skin conditions. All SK:N's laser technicians have the longest training in the industry and operate according to the Medical Standard's Team approved medical protocols. SK:N is governed by the Care Quality Commission and like to think of themselves as an ethical business. They are also ranked in the Top 100 Healthcare Providers to work for in UK. With 37 clinics around the UK there should be one near you.


SK:N 

I haven't been to SK:N so can't recommend it personally but these credentials do inspire confidence in me. They say they will never offer a treatment you don't need and will continue with your aftercare until they are sure you will have the best possible results. That is very reassuring. Obviously if you are going ahead with any non surgical procedures do your own research and also see if the clinic you are going to are open about past client reviews and recommendations.

I think there is definitely a need for clinics to provide non surgical procedures. It can really make a difference to someones life.

* Collaborative post, words and opinions are my own
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19 comments

  1. I always say never say never when it comes to appearence. It is whatever makes the individual happy and more comfortable with themself.

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  2. I could never grow old gracefully. I can see myself having stuff done to my face when I'm older x

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    1. If you want to then why not is what I say?

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  3. 45 and just getting grey hairs?! You lucked out there. It is important to take care of ourselves

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    1. I know I am lucky! The rest of my body is going south though :)

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  4. I am really interested in this as I suffer from PCOS and do have the stubborn unwanted hair! I have recently been looking into laser treatment but it can be costly so wanted to see results and hear what other have to say before committing!

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    1. Worth checking out this company Charlotte. As I said I haven't used them but I was impressed with their credentials.

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  5. I'm going to Skin to get laser hair removal at the moment. They are fab. It cost a fortune but worth it.

    Katie x

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    1. That's good to know that you have had a great experience Katie. First hand recommendation like this is always the best type of recommendation.

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  6. I haven't really considered laser hair removal as a serious option, only because I don't know anyone who has had it - but really it would make life so much easier!

    Lyd x electricSUEDE

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  7. First grey hairs at 45 is amazing! I hope I'm that lucky. And I'd totally consider laser, although the pain factor scares me a little.

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  8. i feel i've really aged in the last year or so and i've thought about having something non surgical done but i don't think i'm brave enough.

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    1. I think most treatments are relatively pain free these days, it's something to think about if you do need something done.

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  9. I'm too scared to try botox (though I'd like to!) but laser sounds an excellent idea to me!

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  10. I never say never, I could never be one of those people who just says 'no im not having it' because one day I might x

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  11. Although I'm ten years older than you good genes mean I'm lucky enough not to need to consider any procedures yet but I wouldn't rule them out.

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