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You will find answers to the most common skin conditions and questions

Redness of the skin (also known as erythema) is the abnormal redness of the skin. Redness on face or body can be relieved with expert redness treatments.

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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

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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.

  • For a professional skin analysis with skin scanner to determine the best redness treatment plan
  • Use Medik8 Red Alert range specificly designed to help sooth and strengthern capillaries.
  • Use Lycogel makeup
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Consult a dermatologist if symptoms persist.

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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.

These include:

  • Environment – sun, wind, humidity, temperature extremes
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Air-conditioning
  • Diet – caffeine, spicy foods
  • Cosmetics and Medicines

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.

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  • Flushing
    Many people with rosacea have a history of frequent blushing or flushing. This facial redness may come and go, and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
  • Persistent Redness
    Persistent facial redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea, and may resemble a blush or sunburn that does not go away.
  • Bumps and Pimples
    Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
  • Visible Blood Vessels
    In many people with rosacea, small blood vessels become visible on the skin.

Other Potential Signs and Symptoms

  • Eye Irritation
    In many people with rosacea, the eyes may be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, a condition known as ocular rosacea. The eyelids also may become red and swollen, and styes are common. Severe cases can result in corneal damage and vision loss without medical help.
  • Burning or Stinging
    Burning or stinging sensations may often occur on the face. Itching or a feeling of tightness may also develop.
  • Dry Appearance
    The central facial skin may be rough, and thus appear to be very dry.
  • Plaques
    Raised red patches, known as plaques, may develop without changes in the surrounding skin.
  • Skin Thickening
    The skin may thicken and enlarge from excess tissue, most commonly on the nose. This condition, known as rhinophyma, affects more men than women.
  • Swelling
    Facial swelling, known as edema, may accompany other signs of rosacea or occur independently.
  • Signs Beyond the Face
    Rosacea signs and symptoms may also develop beyond the face, most commonly on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

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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:

  • Subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea), characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels.
  • Subtype 2 (papulopustular rosacea), characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples.
  • Subtype 3 (phymatous rosacea), characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue.
  • Subtype 4 (ocular rosacea), characterized by ocular manifestations such as dry eye, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids, recurrent styes and potential vision loss from corneal damage.

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.


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Get rid of pigmentation and reveal a glowing complexion!

pigmentationPigmentation 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

  • Ensure you are receiving adequate quantities of Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Both of these ingredients improve elasticity, collagen production and the overall resilience of your skin.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Moisturise! Nourish your skin with a quality moisturiser targeted at lightening and brightening uneven skin tones.( Medik8 White Click or Duo)
  • Look for products high in Vitamin C- clinically proven to brighten your skin tone.







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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.

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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

  • If you already have sun damage, try an Ipl Laser Skin Rejuvenation.  IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a medical grade technology to eliminate dark pigment in the skin, lightening and brightening the complexion for a gorgeously even skin tone.
  • For minor sunspots and sun damaged skin, a Medki8 Chemical Peel is a non-invasive treatment with zero downtime which will remove dead skin cells to promote healthy cell turnover and reveal newer, clearer skin.
  • Use a Medik8 Chemical exfoliant to promote healthy cell regeneration and rejuvenation for a radiant, glowing complexion.

Prevent sun damaged skin

  • Use sunscreen! Sunscreen is highly effective at blocking harmful UV rays. Make sure you use at least an SPF 15.
  • Keeping your skin adequately hydrated will allow it to repair damage more effectively, and also helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Use Medik8 professional,  anti-ageing skincare range containing lightening and brightening ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) Kojic Acid.

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:

  • Sun Damage: The sun can cause damage on two counts. It dries out the skin, which reduces its capacity for restoration and renewal. It can also cause cell damage deep within the skin.
  • Smoking: It is widely recognised that smoking can cause our skin to age prematurely. Even exposure to second-hand smoke can have very negative effects on our skin.
  • Stress: Stressed people often frown or pout, and this consistently unnatural facial expression can cause deep changes in your skin’s structure. The best way to avoid fine lines and wrinkles is to ensure you aren’t stressed or frowning, and avoid any repetitive use of the same facial expression. It sounds hard, but try it.
  • Diet: Poor eating habits can deprive our skin of the requisite minerals and vitamins required to keep it firm and healthy.

Recommended Treatments

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.

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