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

EDP Norfolk - - INSIDE - Bi­jan Beigi Nor­wich Cos­metic Clinic

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 nor­wich­cos­met­ic­

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