22 Mar 5 Common Skin Concerns And How To Treat Them
Little quirks and imperfections make us unique, although there can be some physical traits that we’d rather not have. At The Lovely Clinic, we see clients of all ages requesting treatment for the same skin concerns and the top 5 aesthetic complaints might not be as you would expect!
Our Top 5 Skin Concerns
Crow’s feet are the fine lines that creep out from the corners of the eyes when you smile. They are often the first expressive wrinkles to become a permanent feature and when makeup settles in these tiny creases, they appear more pronounced. Our practitioners receive more enquiries about treating crow’s feet than any other type of wrinkle!
With a small number of Muscle-Relaxing Injections, crow’s feet simply fade away. The injectable neurotoxin blocks signals from the nerves, inhibiting contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle that surrounds the eye. Within a week or two, the targeted skin appears smoother and future lines are prevented.
Under Eye Bags
A recent study found that both men and women consider eyes the most attractive facial feature, so skin concerns centered around this area don’t stop at crow’s feet! Eye bags are often attributed to tiredness, however, lack of sleep is not always the culprit. Dark circles can be caused by genetic factors, or develop as the skin loses volume as a natural part of the ageing process. The Lovely Clinic offers two cutting-edge technologies that dramatically reduce the appearance of eye bags: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Carboxytherapy.
PRP Therapy harnesses your body’s natural healing function to rejuvenate the skin. Blood is taken in a similar way to a typical blood test and then it goes through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The PRP is then injected into the eye area to enhance the repair and regeneration process.
Carboxytherapy helps to reduce under-eye circles by increasing blood flow to the eye area. During this procedure, carbon dioxide is injected beneath the skin through a needle. A larger number of red blood cells are needed to carry the additional gas to the lungs, thereby improving circulation. Bluish vascular pooling caused by poor circulation is then replaced by a healthy blush tone.
Dermal Fillers and Mesotherapy are additional treatments that may also diminish the appearance of dark circles. Our practitioners will outline the treatment(s) best suited to your needs during your initial consultation.
Uneven Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone can refer to visible discolouration or a change in the skin’s texture. Sun exposure can cause patches of skin to darken leading to pigmentation issues, whereas a build-up of dead skin cells is often at the root of rough areas.
The Perfect Peel offers a solution to both skin concerns. The medium-strength Chemical Peel penetrates the dermal layer of skin, eliminating dead cells on the surface and causing the epidermal layer to shed. Salicylic acid cuts through oil, deeply cleansing the pores and diminishing the appearance of blemishes. The peel’s ace card is the antioxidant glutathione, which helps to regulate melanin production and lighten areas of pigmentation.
As we age, collagen and elastin production slows down, causing facial tissue to lose structural support. Many people state sagging skin as one of their biggest skin concerns, with younger clients trying to prevent it and mature clients seeking to reverse its effects. Sagging skin affects the entire body, so our treatments are not limited to the face.
INTRAcel offers non-surgical skin tightening like no other treatment on the market. Using a highly effective radiofrequency technology, lax skin appears tighter in as little as 1-3 sessions. Microneedling creates tiny punctures within the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing response and collagen production is stimulated, which plumps and firms the skin over time. Furthermore, radiofrequency energy is delivered via the needles, this converts to heat and causes deep structures within the skin to contract.
Some people are born with prominent cheekbones and lose them as they age, while others were never gifted with them in the first place. Whatever the reason, flat cheekbones are a common aesthetic complaint.
Dermal Fillers effectively recontour the face, adding height and definition along the cheekbones. Higher cheekbones subtly rebalance the face for a youthful and attractive look. At The Lovely Clinic, we carefully match the type of Filler we use to the target area, ensuring results are natural-looking and long-lasting.
Book Your Treatment At The Lovely Clinic
Whether you’re looking to address one of these common skin concerns or something else entirely, our team is on hand to help. During a consultation, your expert practitioner will guide you through the full spectrum of procedures suitable for your skin, so you can create a bespoke treatment plan which achieves your skincare goals. To schedule your appointment, call 0203 695 5400 or complete our online form.