Before stepping into a New Year, we often take the time to reflect on the year just passed and set ourselves some new intentions. New health, fitness, personal and work goals are often at the top of our list, but have you thought about setting yourself self-care goals? While traditional facials feel relaxing, the results from these can be short-lived. Real skincare results come from having professional skin treatments performed by dermatologists and registered nurses. Clinical skin treatments will provide you with real and visible results, while still allowing you to feel like you have taken time out for yourself to feel rejuvenated and refreshed. #SelfCare.

 

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The team at Westside Dermatology perform various professional skin treatments daily, allowing their clients to see a true change in their complexion and feel comfortable in their own skin. We know that navigating the world of skincare can be daunting, so we are here to help. To assist you in achieving your skin goals, allow us to provide you with a rundown of Westside Dermatology’s most popular skin treatments, including Fractionated Laser Therapy, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels.

While we are at it, if you are truly wanting to level-up your skincare game throughout 2019, there are also a few ingredients you should look for in your skincare. Star skincare ingredients include the likes of SPF (because the sun causes most ageing), vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and peptides.

Fractionated Laser Therapy

What Is Fractionated Laser Therapy?

Fractionated Laser Therapy, otherwise known as Fraxel, is a laser procedure that is designed to improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. Fraxel works by delivering microscopic columns of laser energy to the skin to treat superficial skin conditions. The Fraxel laser, therefore, stimulates the skin’s own natural healing process to replace and repair damaged skin cells and collagen with healthy and fresh skin cells. Westside Dermatology will often combine other types of lasers in the Fraxel session for maximum effectiveness. Due to this process, some clients may only need one treatment.

Who Is Fraxel Suitable For?

Fraxel is ideal for anyone wanting to target superficial skin conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, and rejuvenation of the hands, arms, chest and neck. Fraxel is able to target slightly deeper skin conditions such as deeper acne scarring and surgical scars. At Westside Dermatology, your dermatologist will tailor your Fraxel treatment to your own individual skin type and condition.

When Will You Notice Results?

After the skin has begun to repair itself, results from Fraxel will generally appear five days after the treatment.

Is There Any Downtime?

Depending on your skin type and condition and the intensity of the Fraxel treatment, downtime will vary between clients. Generally, downtime after Fraxel treatments will be between 3-7 days.

Dermal Fillers

What Are Dermal Fillers?

As we age, we lose volume in our face as a result of the reduction in collagen and elastin our bodies produce. This can, therefore, result in facial creases and structure. Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical and safe method to instantly refill facial creases, lift, rejuvenate and shape the face. At Westside Dermatology, fillers are made from a natural, allergy-free substance called hyaluronans.

Who Are Dermal Fillers Suitable For?

Dermal Fillers are suitable for anyone wanting to enhance their facial features or fill areas such as frown lines, creases, wrinkles, and hollows. Deep acne and chickenpox scars can also be lifted with Dermal Fillers.

How Long Will Results Last?

Dermal Fillers will generally last between 6-8 months depending on the individual and area treated.

Will There Be Any Downtime?

Immediately after the procedure, some clients can experience some slight redness and swelling, which is totally normal. A little bit of bruising may occur but should subside within 3-5 days.

Chemical Peels

What Are Chemical Peels?

As the name suggests, Chemical Peels are chemical treatments that work to resurface and exfoliate different layers of the skin. There are various types of Chemical Peels that target different skin concerns, such as uneven skin tone, texture pigmentation, acne, and even stimulate collagen production. Some popular types of Chemical Peels include Glycolic, Lactic or Salicylic Acid Peels, Retinoic Acid Peels and TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peels.

Who Are Chemical Peels Suitable For?

Chemical Peels are ideal for anyone who wants to improve skin tone and texture or has acne, pigmentation, scarring, sun damage and wrinkles.

How Often Do You Need To Have A Chemical Peel?

Dermatologists recommend having a series of Chemical Peels performed regularly to achieve results. Time between treatments depends on each client’s skin concerns and conditions, however, most people are required to have Chemical Peels performed every 4-6 weeks.

Consulting a Dermatologist or Registered Nurse is vital to ensure you achieve your skin goals, and remember, always leave skin treatments to the professionals!

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