Whilst most redness is temporary, some skin conditions including rosacea, broken capillaries and flushing can be more difficult to treat. Redness on the face can appear on the skin at any age or stage in life. Red skin can be exacerbated by lifestyle and hormonal factors, genetics, sensitivity or other skin conditions
There are a number of treatments for facial redness. The most common redness treatments include IPL Skin Rejuvenation which uses Intense Pulsed Light to target the pigment in the skin.
Many people suffer from Rosacea and search in vain for products to effectively combat its symptoms, Medik8 has a Red Alert range proven to help Rosacea.
The triggers for Rosacea outbursts are very similar to those which cause normal skin redness.
Cosmetics can help to conceal most cases of skin redness, however it is essential to ensure that the makeup used does not contribute to the problem by aggravating the skin further. We recommend Lycogel the only breathable makeup.
The most effective method of treating Rosacea and redness is learning about factors that trigger your condition. Staying out of the sun, and avoiding particular foods or rapid temperature changes can contribute to keeping your skin evenly toned and healthy in appearance. Natural products such as vitamin c, macadamia and avocado can assist in calming the skin and preventing flare-ups. Overall, it is important to keep your skin well-hydrated, clean and protected from the sun. Medik8 have some fantastic products to help Rosacea symptoms. Red Alert cleanse, C-Tetra, Red Alert Serum, Hydra8 day and night cream.
The consensus committee and review panel of 17 medical experts worldwide identified four subtypes of rosacea, defined as common patterns or groupings of signs and symptoms. These include:
Many patients experience characteristics of more than one subtype at the same time, and those often may develop in succession. While rosacea may or may not evolve from one subtype to another, each individual sign or symptom may progress from mild to moderate to severe. Early diagnosis and treatment are therefore recommended.
Get rid of pigmentation and reveal a glowing complexion!
Pigmentation is simply colouring of the skin due to an increase of melanin production. Excessive sunlight, hormonal imbalances and genetics can exacerbate pigmentation.
Pigmentation is caused by over-productive melanin resulting in dark spots and patches on the skin. Melanin is the cell which gives human skin, hair and even eyes their colour. Everyone has different levels of melanin in their skin – the more you have, the darker your skin tone.
A number of environmental and genetic factors can influence the skin to produce irregular levels of melanin in certain areas. This can lead to slightly darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation) patches of skin. The causes of irregular skin pigmentation vary widely, and most people experience it on at least some part of their body (birthmarks, freckles). There are a number of causes of pigmentation. Dermatologists believe genetic predisposition, hormonal changes and imbalances, and certain diseases (such as diabetes) can lead to irregularity of melanin production.
Sun exposure can also trigger a change in melanin levels. It is important to wear sunscreen with a high SPF and avoid direct sunlight. Excessive exposure to sunlight can exacerbate skin conditions like pigmentation. So if you’re after a gorgeous tan- fake it, don’t bake it!
In many cases, treatment of irregular skin pigmentation can be tricky. Most treatment regimes include a combination of topical emulsions,IPL Skin Rejuvenation and Dermal Rolling.
How to prevent pigmentation
Ingrown hairs occur when a hair grows sideways or curls back into the skin. It can present as a small red bump, a curly hair that comes out of the skin and then re-enters it, or a larger, pus-filled sore.
There are a variety of causes for ingrown hairs. The most common include shaving and waxing, although ingrown hairs can occur for absolutely no reason. Darker skin types and people with curly hair tend to experience ingrown hairs more often. They can also be caused by poor skin maintenance, as dead skin cells and other debris can block the hair follicle, causing the hair to grow in the wrong direction.
The main symptoms of ingrown hairs include itchiness and tenderness at the site. Inflammation can also occur, which appears as red or pink bumps on the skin. The bumps can become infected and pus-filled, particularly as the hair grows back after shaving and the condition worsens.
Proper shaving techniques and preparation of the skin prior to shaving can help to prevent ingrown hairs. Using a sharp blade which glides smoothly across the surface of the skin removes the need to apply force to the razor, which can lead to the hair being cut off below the top layer of skin.
It is also important to use shaving cream or gel to prevent the hair being forced beneath the skin.
An ingrown hair will sometimes dislodge itself, however in most cases it will need some encouragement. Tweezers are the most common form of removal. Some topical creams can help to draw them out. By far the most effective treatment is complete hair removal using IPL technology.
IPL Laser Hair Removal
Welcome to a world of gorgeous hair-free permanent silky smoothness with Advanced IPL Hair Removal. Permanent hair removal will ensure that the main cause of ingrown hairs is gone forever! IPL does not cause ingrown hairs and you can shave between treatments!
Sun Damaged Skin
Excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can result in skin discolouration, sunspots on skin and long-term sun damaged skin
Excessive exposure to sunlight can wreak havoc on your complexion.
Damage caused by UVA and UVB rays can cause excess melanin production resulting in skin discolouration, brown spots on the face, sun damage to the skin. There are a number of sun damage treatments available to clear skin and remove sunspots.
How to treat sunspots
Prevent sun damaged skin
Overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays can accelerate ageing, sun damaged skin and sunspots on skin. When it comes to protecting your skin from sun damage, prevention is essential. IPL Skin Rejuvenation is effective and a popular sun damage treatment option, to safely reduce excess pigment in the skin to remove sunspots, pigmentation and brown spots on face.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are part of aging. The older we get, the harder it is to maintain smooth and youthful skin. However, there are a few easy ways to improve your skin.
Ageing brings with it a large number of contributing factors to skin degeneration. As we get older, the production of collagen and elastin in the skin slows down, which leads to less elasticity in the skin. Subsequently, the skin does not return to its normal state after damage, and lines and wrinkles will gradually become more pronounced. It is extremely important to maintain your skin’s elasticity, either by using targeted products, or by employing effective treatment methods such as Skin Needling or IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
Beneath the skin are important layers of fat which contribute to the firmness and overall health of the skin. Over time, this layer of fat becomes less effective and often thins out, leaving the skin with a weaker and less supportive base. Your skin also tends to produce less beneficial oils as you age, which can lead to a loss of skin moisture. In order to maintain the suppleness and overall health of our skin, it is important to understand the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles:
Skin Needling ( Dermal Rolling)
Roll away the years! Professional Skin needling is quickly being embraced as an advanced facial treatment of choice for those who appreciate value for money, minimal downtime, and great results. Skin Needling is the perfect treatment for you! Skin Needling stimulates collagen and elastin fibres in the skin to help diminish the signs of ageing or acne scarring and pitting.