Recently I had my skin scanned and I wasn't super happy at the results. Dehydration around my eyes and forehead and sun damage on my nose and cheeks being the two headlines. I've been trying to prevent further damage by using products with high SPF content and upping my water consumption.
I've also been considering a skin peel at a specialist clinic such as Sk:n. This is where chemicals are applied to the surface of the skin to remove the top layer of cells. This then encourages new cells to be produced and boost collagen production - the protein in your skin which gives it firmness and elasticity. The new cells and extra collagen help to reduce the appearance wrinkles and lines, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation (which I've also started to notice on my cheeks), and my nemesis - sun damage.
So what is putting me off? Well, although the treatment is pain free, in fact the chemicals used are so mild they can be used close to the eye and lip areas without irritation, it can result in localised swelling and peeling of the skin a few days after the treatment, so not ideal if you want to keep it a secret. However, the benefits are immediate after one treatment, with patients experiencing softer skin with their specific skin issues subtly improved. Sk:n does recommend a total of 4 treatments (depending on the type of peel you choose) for maximum results, with the cost per treatment starting at £80.
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