The sun is beginning to set on the summer months and, once again, July and August have flashed by in the blink of an eye. Were you lucky enough to enjoy a sun seeking trip to the Med or did you make do with a scramble into the back garden at any glimpse of sunshine to get that summer glow?
Making the most out of a sun filled summer is always enjoyable, however that sun-kissed look brings sun damaged skin to the fore. Overexposure to natural and manmade summer elements such as soaring temperatures, salt water, chlorine filled pools and insect repellent can all harm our skin in many ways including increased brown spots, fine lines and tight, parched skin.
The Clinic on the Lisburn Road has a range of the latest and most advanced non-surgical cosmetic treatments on offer to help revitalise and rejuvenate your skin. These non-invasive procedures can help deliver real results without going under the surgeon’s knife. Of course, for the best results we recommend you consult one of our practitioners as early as possible so we can decide which treatments will work best for you depending on your facial characteristics and cosmetic needs.
Excessive sun damage can lead to premature aging of the skin by causing fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical treatment designed to reverse the signs of ageing by preventing the muscle contractions that cause furrows and fine lines when the face is frowning, laughing or squinting in the sunshine.
This popular treatment is both safe and virtually painless and a firm favourite amongst Hollywood’s most famous faces, including 42 year old Cameron Diaz. The results from anti-wrinkle injections are visible within three to seven days and can last up to six months.
Prolonged exposure to UV rays not only speeds up the ageing process but can also alter the actual DNA of your skin cells causing discolouration and an uneven skin tone.
Dermal fillers can help treat this problem and are specifically chosen to directly target the area of your face that you want to improve. By injecting tiny amounts of non-animal based hyaluronic acid into the skin or lips it can temporarily halt or even reverse the aging process by restoring volume and elasticity where you need it most. Dermal fillers will plump up the skin’s surface, reduce the appearance of fine lines and restore radiance, giving you a new youthful complexion.
Epionce Skin Peels
As well as looking dull and lacking lustre, sun damaged skin can become very dry and in many cases, skin can start to peel as your tan starts to fade. Chemical solutions can be applied to the skin to improve its appearance in what’s called a ‘chemical peel’ whereby the superficial, dead layers of skin separate and peel off, allowing new healthy cells to be produced. As a result, skin looks fresh and bright with an overall softer glow. This is a great treatment for those who desperately need to buff away those damaged skin cells.
The team at The Clinic would recommend having a skin peel a month or two before any special occasion so skin can fully recover and allow fresh healthy skin cells to develop. Products are also available to buy at The Clinic so you can continue your treatment at home.
All procedures are administered by a fully qualified aesthetic practitioner. Prior to any treatment, the experienced team at The Clinic will discuss the process and talk through any questions or concerns you might have.