Over the last couple of newsletter editions I’ve touched on procedures that I like to perform in the winter months – the cold weather aids certain procedures with recovery.
This month is somewhat different as I want to discuss your skin. The winter in the Highveld is dry and takes its toll on your skin – dehydrated skin hastens wrinkle formation and this deterioration of skin quality makes more pronounced visible signs of ageing.
Yana at the practice was hired in the practice to provide Chemical Peels and Facials to help reduce visible skin ageing and last month we ran a midmonth newsletter detailing her skills. This month I want to let you know about the product of choice at my practice – Dermaceutic.
I hope you enjoy what follows.
Skin Rejuvenation for Non Surgical Anti-Ageing
The Story behind Dermaceutic
Developed in France and Belgium by renowned dermatologists and scientists, Dermaceutic is a range of cosmeceuticals exclusively offered at trained professionals. In other words it is only available at specialist doctors. Dermaceutic offers professional and home care products and I chose to represent them because they offer quality skin treatment, protection and safety
What makes Dermaceutic unique?
The secret behind the Dermaceutic range is that it contains an original combination of active ingredients at concentrations proven to offer results. I do not want to stock a product in my rooms without prior research to know that results are proven if used correctly.
The professional treatments offered at my rooms consist of Chemical Peels from very superficial to medium and deep peels. These Chemical Peels if used correctly can resurface the skin, stimulate new collagen growth and eliminate wrinkles. Other Chemical Peel treatments address regulating sebaceous secretion, acne also decreasing and relieving pigmentation problems.
They are all followed up too with homecare options to enhance your final result.
Surgical Chemical Peels:
The deeper the Chemical Peel the better the result, but longer the downtime. For the most aggressive Chemical Peel I will need to take you to theatre and the downtime will be significant. Your skin, when healed, will be brand new and unblemished but you will need to take about a week off work.
THE PEELS BY DERMACEUTIC
The Cosmo Peel
The Dermaceutic Cosmo Peel is one of Yana’s favourite treatments. It is a simple skin rejuvenation procedure with a very little down-time.
It is a highly efficient treatment that Yana will use to improve a variety of skin disorders caused by ageing:
- Fine lines and wrinkles,
- Smoker’s skin complexion
- Dark sun spots.
The Cosmo Peel treatment is usually done over several sessions. Yana usually advises 2 to 3 Cosmo Peel sessions in order to improve your skin quality. Each treatment will last 35 to 45 minutes, but that is because we like to offer a relaxed treatment with some added extra’s.
The Spot Peel
Yana will use the Dermaceutic Spot Peel to treat:
- Pigmentation spots,
- Pregnancy dark spots
She also highly recommends it if your skin suffers from actinic keratoses and pigmentation disorders.
Dermaceutic Spot Peel is also perfectly suited for any kind of skin. Darker skin tones have always proven to be tricky to treat but using Spot Peel they can be safely treated with a natural blending of skin colours and no risk of hyper-pigmentation.
What happens during a Dermaceutic peel?
First, Yana will clean the skin to remove all oil and make-up. She will then apply the Dermaceutic peel using a small brush. Patients usually report a feeling of tingling and heat during the application – but nothing unbearable.
Once the Dermaceutic peel treatment is complete, Yana will remove the peel or neutralize it from the skin.
The frequency and number of treatments will be determined depending upon the peel applied, your skin condition and your desired result.
For optimum results, the sessions will need to be repeated every two to four weeks and its important to complete the treatments.
It common for patients to experience redness similar to a mild sunburn for a couple of days following a Chemical Peel. It is also of utmost importance to protect your skin from the sun – especially after a Chemical Peel.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
MBBCH (Wits), FCS Plast. Surg (CMSA)
PR. N0. 0304131
Life Fourways Hospital
Cedar Road & Cedar Avenue West
TEL: 011 875 1630