Skin Treatments

IPL and Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The one thing we can do nothing about is our chronological age – the clock ticks, we just have to do what we can to stop it showing on our faces! Our blog here talks a bit more about why our skin ages, but there are things that we can do to slow it down and in some cases reverse the damage already done.

We have many clients who are very self-conscious about redness and thread veins on their faces, noses, cheeks and chins, and age spots or sun spots that have appeared over the years.

Who doesn’t love a bit of sun? We all do but our faces and hands (and often our chests/décolletage) are exposed throughout daylight ours – even indoors, as UVA light (the one that causes ageing and pigmentation) can travel through glass, so even if you work from an office indoors your skin is still not safe.

As a result these areas end up looking discoloured, with mottled and uneven skin tone, the skin loses elasticity and firmness, and we get wrinkles, lines and a general ageing of the skin.

So What Can Be Done?

IPL skin rejuvenation can be targeted to achieve many things on the skin. Small thread veins can be reduced or even removed completely, pigment patches reduced or removed, and general improvements in skin colour, tone, texture and elasticity can all be achieved.

Thread Veins

Also known as spider veins, spider naevi, spider angiomae, telangiectasis, or arterial spiders. These are very common, small spidery veins seen just under the skin an area caused by hormones, weight gain and loss, working in hot environments, and pregnancy. Multiple veins can be indicative of alcoholic cirrhosis but is less common. These veins appear as the blood flow becomes sluggish and less efficient. IPL therapy causes these tiny vessels to collapse down so the blood is no longer visible. Don’t worry though – we do not need all of these tiny vessels and will not cause you any problems once they have been treated! They often disappear immediately during treatment, but sometimes take a few days to vanish.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation appears due to ageing of the skin, an exposure to UVA rays. Using a good quality, physical barrier SPF (sun protection factor) can stop these forming, but we usually react after the event, so the damage is done before we realise that we should have done something about it before!

Pigmentation can be very ageing – watch any Hollywood blockbuster, and the first thing the make up artists/CGI technicians will do to age someone is to mottle their skin tone, long before they start adding wrinkles!
Pigmentation spots can often be treated in 1-3 sessions, either as individual patch treatments or as a whole face treatment to even out skin tone and generally reduce pigmentation.

Chemical Skin Peels

Many people, when they hear the term ‘skin peel’ envisage traumatic treatments that leave your skin red raw and flaking off. Due to the quality of products used here at Xodos, that just isn’t the case, although the results achieved are excellent. It is possible to reduce symptoms of Rosacea, pigmentation, uneen skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, general signs of ageing, dryness and dehydration with our gorgeous products and peels.

FAQ's

No – there is virtually no down-time to an Alumier chemical skin peel. The products work gently within the layers of skin, but the results happen gradually rather than all at once, meaning you don’t have to take a week off work!

Immediately afterwards, our clients generally leave absolutely glowing! The skin looks refreshed and feels soft and hydrated. Over the next few days, the skin remains feeling fabulous, and after a few days a little patchy flaking may be noticed, however it is subtle and make up can be used – we often get told that foundation goes on much better after a peel.

Initially, best results are achieved by having peels every 2 weeks for up to 6 treatments, then maintenance peels can be performed monthly thereafter. However all of our skin peels are suitable for standalone treatments, and still leave the skin feeling gorgeous.

Our peels are very safe as a walk-in treatment, however if you have recently had strong sun exposure, an enzyme peel is better than a full depth chemical peel, and gives equally lovely results but avoids any risks of post-peel pigmentation.

Darker skin tones can have an enzyme peel as a walk-in treatment, but for deeper peels it is advised to pre-treat with homecare products for 2 weeks to avoid post-peel pigmentation.
If you are pregnant, you would be better advised to have an enzyme peel rather than a full chemical peel, and an allergy to aspirin means that the deeper chemical peels are not suitable.

However, most people can safely have a lovely, effective peel with no pre-treatment. We always do a full skin and health assessment prior to undertaking any skin peels or treatments, and our consultations are always free of charge.

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Sutton Coldfield Clinic

Aston Wood Golf Club
Blake Street
Little Aston
Sutton Coldfield
B74 4EU
0121 227 4111
clinic@xodosltd.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-1pm

Lichfield Clinic Clinic

The Hexagon
Curborough Countryside Centre
Watery Lane
Lichfield
WS13 8ES
01543 415942
clinic@xodosltd.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-1pm
Appointments outside these hours by arrangement only

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