What are Skin Care Clinic Treatments?

There are many different treatments for your skin to help target problems such as wrinkles, sun spots and pigmentation. But what will work for you? We’ve put together this guide for the most popular skin care clinic treatments.

You take the time to ensure that your brain, stomach and heart are healthy, but what about your skin? It’s the largest organ of your body and deserves attention as well. Your skin has a vital job in protecting you and shouldn’t be taken for granted. That’s why it’s essential you know about the various skin care clinic treatments available to you. When you take care of your skin, you feel better, look more radiant and improve your health.

Let’s take a look at some common treatments from microdermabrasion to Meso needling.

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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion removes age spots and lightens acne scars. It’s also used to treat hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, stretch marks, uneven skin tones and sun damage.

This minimally invasive treatment is a safe procedure for most skin types. To prepare for your visit, you will want to avoid exfoliating creams, masks, tanning creams, waxing and sun exposure for a few days.

This popular wrinkle treatment is performed with a handheld instrument and doesn’t cause any pain. This tool sprays crystals onto the skin that exfoliate while removing dead skin cells. Once the treatment is over, some moisturise is applied to smooth the skin.

After microdermabrasion, you might experience some redness, swelling and mild tenderness, but you shouldn’t have pain. You might need a moisturiser to reduce dry, flaky skin and you should avoid spending time in the sun for a few days. There is virtually no recovery time and you can resume your other regular activities right away.

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Meso Needling

This advanced skin treatment stimulates collagen production to provide smoother, younger skin. It’s used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while improving the overall appearance of your skin. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.

Meso Needling uses microscopic needles on a motorised head which provides precision channels into the skin. The needles create multi-punctures in the skin. This trauma stimulates growth in the skin as collagen and elastin rush to the affected area.

Once treatment is over, you can resume normal activities. Within four to seven days, you will see the skin heal. During the healing time, you might notice some mild swelling and redness. Some people also have some light crusting of the skin.

For the best results, you will want to have at least six treatments spaced at least four weeks apart, under the guidance of your skin care clinic technicians.

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LED Light Therapy

Light emitting diode light therapy, otherwise known as LED light therapy, has become a popular option at skin care clinics. It utilises LED wavelengths to treat acne, promote anti-aging effects and reduces inflammation.

LED therapy is a safe option for many skin types and all skin colours. Red or blue light frequencies are used to treat the skin. These wavelengths absorb into the skin without subjecting you to ultraviolet rays.

The non-invasive procedure won’t burn the skin and doesn’t cause pain. There are some medications taken for acne treatment that shouldn’t be used while undergoing treatment. Your skin technician will be able to provide further guidance to prevent sensitivity and reduce scarring.

You can expect some side effects of treatment. This might include increased inflammation, rash, redness, pain, tenderness or hives. There is no recovery time needed once you leave the office. You can resume all regular activities. It might take up to ten sessions to get the results you desire.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light technology. It is also known as photo-rejuvenation and is a straightforward procedure. Some of the benefits of this treatment include removing brown spots, red splotches, reducing pore size and reducing wrinkles. This skin technique helps to achieve a younger appearance.

During the procedure, intense light is focussed on your skin. The device gets gently pressed into your skin to target specific areas. This light spurs collagen production, which fills in wrinkles and reduces redness. You will need to wear an eye mask and topical gels are used to reduce overheating. You won’t need any anesthesia but might require a small amount of pain medication afterwards. After a short time in observation, you are free to go home with minimal restrictions.

Once you leave, you might also notice a sunburned feeling for a day or two. Make sure you wait to spend time in the sun for at least two days. You might need to schedule multiple IPL treatments, potentially up to half a dozen.

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IPL Hair Removal

Intense Pulsed Light hair removal utilises broadband pulsing light source to remove hair. It targets the melanin in the hair follicle to produce permanent results. Professional treatments provide faster results than attempting to do it at home. This treatment is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones.

The frequency used, energy and hair colour all determine how much treatment you will need. With this procedure, the root of the hair gets destroyed, which prevents it from growing in the future. The gentle energy makes this treatment virtually painless. As the tool glides over your body, you might experience some warming sensations.

Once treatment is complete, you won’t have any restrictions. You might notice slight sensitivity, but there shouldn’t be any pain involved. Treatments are done every four to six weeks when working on facial hair and every eight to ten weeks for body hair.

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      *Disclaimer: The content in this article is for general informational purposes only. Please consult a skin care professional for advice before altering your skin care routine.

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      Brit McDowell

      Lifestyle Specialist & Subject Matter Expert

      Brit McDowell is a Subject Matter Expert at Localsearch with a background in marketing, business and tourism management. Aside from her specialisation in technical processes, Brit is known for her green thumb and growing succulent collection, love of dogs (especially Dalmatians), eye for home interior and fervour for travel. Brit is also a Lifestyle Specialist on the Localsearch Blog and enjoys sharing her research and knowledge in home and gardening services, food, beauty and general lifestyle tips and tricks.