A few weeks ago on our Facebook page we asked what your top skin concerns were. We got a great response and wanted to give you some hints and tips to help. So here are your top skin concerns and along with what you can do and how we can help:
Wrinkles are a major concern for many women as the years go by. The important part of managing wrinkles is understanding what causes wrinkles: As many know, sun damage is to blame for 90 per cent of damage to your skin (regardless of your complexion). Second to that is smoking as it damages the skin’s collagen, and then air pollution – all those toxins in the air can affect your skin by breaking down the vitamin E.
Of course, the natural process of aging can’t be stopped, but it should be noted that as skin ages it loses the ability to defend against the above nasties.
What we can do: AAA Skin Solutions has a range of wonderful topical products, and of course treatments such as micro-dermabrasion and IPL. We offer free consultations to discuss your concerns.
What you can do: Wear sunscreen, take care of your body and avoid stress.
Dark circles and bags under eyes
Many women suffer from dark circles and bags under their eyes. These can have a number of causes, so it is important to look into it. In some cases, these are hereditary but in other cases there may be medical issue including nasal congestion, your monthly cycle, an allergic reaction or a kidney infection. We suggest popping into see your GP to double check. Outside of that, it could be your diet, lack of sleep, lack of water or too much time in front of the tv.
What we can do: We have some great topical products great for the under eye area, the ingredient to look out for is Q10. We suggest Synergie Practitioner Revitaleyes Eye Treatment Serum.
What you can do: Ever heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’? It’s very true. Make sure you have a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Also, we suggest taking some time away from the tv screen.
Pimples aren’t just a concern for teenagers, many men and women have acne problems of varying degrees even into their later years. They are usually caused by sebaceous glands becoming infected with bacteria causing them to swell up.
What we can do: We can assist with microdermabrasion sessions once you have been to see a skin specialist. All acne is different.
What you can do: Healthy diet and follow the skin regimen prescribed to you.
The texture of your skin is affected by a number of things including sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema and various medical conditions. Even being prenant can change the texture of your skin. No one’s skin is perfect and there is no point being jealous of those celebrities who look picture perfect in the magazines your read, those photos go through a long retouching process before we even see them! However, there are a few things that can be done to make the texture of your skin look much better.
What we can do: Microdermabrasion sessions get rid of all those dead skin cells resulting in gorgeous smooth skin. We also have great scrubs, sun screens and moisturisers good for evening out that texture.
What you can do: As with many skin problems, eating a healthy diet is part of the solution, as is a good skin regimen that includes using a scrub containing AHA. We recommend Aspect Exfol L 15 (Exfloiating Serum). Also, get a good sun screen and keep your skin hydrated.
We’d love to hear from you about your skin concerns so feel free to drop us a line.
Over the last few years, I have been doing a lot more microdermabrasion treatments for teenagers. Often parents are so heartbroken seeing their children unhappy about unsightly spots they make the appointment for them and sit in the waiting room. Sometimes, teenagers make the appointments themselves because they just want to feel good about themselves with clear skin. It is something I can understand, both of my own children struggled with acne as teenagers (as have many others).
So what is acne? Acne is a build-up of infected sebum (oil) under the skin’s surface which is blocked by dead skin cells. This results in both the bacteria and dead skin cells causing inflammation and producing the white top of the acne pustule or small cysts. It can be caused or triggered by a variety of contributing factors including hormones, food sensitivities, genetics, poor diet, stress, fatigue and an obstruction of the pore by dead skin cells and sebum. As the cause is largely due to blocked pores, using active skin products daily in conjunction with crystal free microdermabrasion sessions can remove dead skin cells and unblock the pores, decreasing the build up of sebum and reducing the acne and redness over a course of treatments.
When teenagers come in for their appointment, I start off by explaining what acne is, then I go through the microdermabrasion process with them and explain how it works. After that comes the part many get frustrated by – one session unfortunately won’t clear up their skin, they will need to come and see me a few times to really make a difference.
Then, I take them through a skin regime, because consistency is important when dealing with acne. I suggest products that I know will work and explain that it is up to them to keep the regime up. I also like to ask a few questions about diet and suggest changes because great skin only happens when you’re looking after it on the outside and the inside.
Please keep in mind that patience is the final step, nothing will change overnight (though, it would be nice), but it will change. Some come back, others don’t.
If you’ve seen ads on television for certain skincare brands you’ll notice that the celebrity always talks about how much more confident they feel with clear skin, and that is very true. Acne can really bring down confidence levels. If you have a teen struggling with acne, please come and see me.
PS. We have a special just for students on micro-dermabrasion sessions – only $60.00 instead of $110.00. You can book here.
Known as the ‘instant facelift’ medical grade crystal free microdermabrasion vacuums the top layer of skin cells and stimulates the production of fresh new skin cells, collagen and elastin which diminishes skin imperfections and leaves the skin feeling soft and silky.
Crystal free microdermabrasion used by AAA Skin Solutions is suitable for all skin types and conditions and is a solution to a number of skin complaints.
Microdermabrasion provides visible results in successfully treating acne, uneven skin tone, fine line and wrinkles, sun damage, blackheads, whiteheads, pigmentation, Milia, Rosacea, age spots and more.
Crystal free microdermabrasion is safe to use on skin effected by Rosacea.
Crystal free microdermabrasion is a medical, cosmetic procedure which exfoliates the outermost layer of the of dead skin cells from the dermis stimulating collagen, elastin and blood flow.
With crystal free microdermabrasion, the initial result is smoother, softer skin but after one, two, three and four weeks, skin is visibly improved, brighter and more youthful looking with a clearer completion, more even skin tone and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Medical grade crystal free microdermabrasion is a popular skin treatment as no other facial treatment of the same price offers the short and long term results and benefits of microdermabrasion.
At AAA Skin Solutions, a course of 2 to 3 treatments are recommended and represents true value for money treating the face, neck, décolletage and top of the arms.
AAA Skin Solutions recommends using sunscreen every day, and an active skin care routine at home. Micro-dermabrasion can give skin the fresh start it needs to make the products used at home more effective
When deciding on microdermabrasion choose a trained, qualified practitioner as damage caused by an inexperienced practitioner may be difficult or impossible to repair.