Cosmetic: With surgeon Bijan Beigi
Looking for a younger, fresher appearance but don’t know where to turn? Cosmetic surgeon Bijan Beigi has some ideas
What causes us to look older?
As we grow older we lose elasticity and volume in our skin, in particular in the face, which causes the skin to sag and thin, and draws the skin downwards. Exposure to sunlight and acne scars can also contribute to our ageing appearance.
What are the options for combating this?
The good news is that there is a range of treatments which can help to give the appearance of younger looking skin. Chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and CO2 laser resurfacing are just a few of the options you could consider.
How do they all work?
Each treatment uses very specific technologies to achieve results. Some are more aggressive, such as chemical peels, which work by removing a layer of skin with a chemical preparation; or Co2 laser resurfacing, which uses a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity to stimulate and remodel collagen for improvement of pronounced wrinkles and creases. There are also more ‘gentle’ treatments, including dermaplaning, which uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to ‘shave’ the skin’s surface, removing the top layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) and microdermabrasion, which is a smooth and gentle exfoliation that leaves the skin feeling deep cleansed and soft.
With so many options out there, how do we know which one to go for?
The most important thing when considering facial rejuvenation is to assess which treatment is right for you. For example, if you do not like the idea of an invasive treatment or your lifestyle does not allow for a lengthy recovery time, then CO2 laser resurfacing is not for you. Instant results may also be an important factor, in which case dermaplaning would be ideal. In addition, consider the results you want to achieve – if you are looking for dramatic improvement, then a chemical peel can achieve this for you, whilst if you feel a deep exfoliation is what you need, then microdermabrasion could be more suitable for you.
What would you recommend?
Always begin by speaking to a qualified skin care practitioner. Here at the clinic, we offer a free consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners and we only recommend products and treatments which are right for you and your skin.
So if you are looking for that fresh-faced feel make sure you contact a qualified skincare practitioner at Norwich Cosmetic Clinic on 01603 877470. Norwich Cosmetic Clinic Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AT
01603 877470 norwichcosmeticclinic.com
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