How are you all finding this lockdown? The first one was new and scary but personally, whilst absolutely necessary, I’ve found this one to be a bit of a chore but hopefully the vaccination programme will avoid the need for further lockdowns 🙂
Wearing masks all day has it’s ups but mostly downs, mainly maskne ie acne and sore skin in the mask area. We have found the Obagi’s Clenziderm foaming wash (£30) and pore therapy (£30), both containing oil dissolving 2% salicylic acid, can reduce breakouts in as little as one week. Obagi’s wonderful Hydrate (£40) hydrates and protects the skin from the rubbing effects of wearing a mask. The combination of using these products have been found to me very effective at controlling maskne breakouts
Dermal fillers, Covid 19 infection and vaccination has recently been discussed in the non-surgical aesthetic community. There have been some, indeed very few, reported cases of mild to moderate swelling and hard lumps in some areas of dermal filler placement (tear troughs, cheeks, lips) that, whilst distressing, quickly subsides. It is important to note that swelling and lumps of dermal filler can occur with any vaccination, illness or excessive UV exposure. The current vaccination programme is targeting the entire adult population which includes the age group that mainly has dermal fillers. Whilst research is always ongoing, current advice is not to have dermal fillers 2 weeks before and 3 weeks after your Covid 19 vaccination, Covid 19 symptoms or ongoing symptoms from infection. Previous dermal fillers have not been found to be a problem and there has been no reactions associated with Azzalure, Botox and Profhilo treatments.
It is very exciting to be coming to the end of the 2nd lockdown and I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again.
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Could hurting our skin actually make it look better? Many plastic surgeons and Dermatologists say yes!
A non-surgical procedure, microneedling, uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and create ‘micro injuries’. By causing damage to stimulate healing, these small wounds trigger the skin to repair itself by producing new, natural collagen which means plumper, healthier skin.
Is medical skin needling the same as Dermaroller and Dermapen?
Yes it is. Medical skin needling is the procedure and, for example, Dermaroller is a method of doing the procedure. At Skin Deep we use the Dermapen FNS as we believe it is more effective at delivering the treatment safely, without tearing the skin and are more versatile in that the depth of needle penetration can be adjusted according to the area it’s passing over.
The depth of needles used in clinic is between 0.5mm and 2mm, ensuring the needles penetrate deep enough for effect whilst not hurting the top layer of the skin. At these depths it causes micro injury which stimulates fibroblasts to make new collagen and elastin making skin smoother and firmer. Needling at these depths should be carried out in a clinical environment by a healthcare professional to minimise the risk of infection and to ensure appropriate after care products are used to maximise results.
Dermarollers with needle depths of 0.2mm and 0.3mm are fantastic for home use as they increase the penetration of skincare products by up to 80%. However, this would be bad ingredients as well as good ingredients – so make sure you are using clinically researched and proven products such as Environ’s AVST range to minimise bad reactions.
Medical microneedling can be used to treat many common skin conditions including fines lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and enlarged pores. There is no skin type that can’t benefit from it!
Why not book a consultation today and see if you can benefit from this simple procedure.