Five Ways To Address Lockdown Skincare Concerns

Five Ways To Address Lockdown Skincare Concerns

It’s been a long 12 months. This latest lockdown feels like it has dragged, and many of us are fed up with seeing our faces on computer screens. Being faced with our own reflections during Zoom calls and FaceTime with family and friends can highlight areas we’re not entirely happy with.

If emerging from lockdown has you longing for a change, then here are some of the most popular post-lockdown treatments that can address the areas where lo

For Bags Under Eyes

With masks shifting focus away from mouths and towards eyes, many people struggle with the appearance of dark circles under their eyes. These dark rings can be the result of ageing or genetics. While you may feel they’re a result of endless screen time and fatigue, they start to appear when the skin beneath your eyes loses its volume.

One solution to combat dark circles under the eyes is to use fillers. Dermal fillers are made from a translucent gel that is carefully injected into the problem areas. This gently plumps up the skin and replaces the collagen that may be missing due to age. This type of treatment is known as tear-trough filler.

There is another minimally-invasive option that might also help. ULTRAcel is a technique that uses a combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency signals. When used around the eyes, it can firm and smooth the skin responsible for the bags.

If you want to explore your options for reducing the appearance of bags around your eyes, you can make an appointment to have a consultation to discuss the best treatment for you.

Loose Neck Skin

It’s normal for the skin on your neck to get a little looser as you age, but seeing it every day on a camera can make it harder to accept. Fortunately, a skilled doctor offers several solutions to help you maintain a youthful-looking neck.

Like with bags under the eyes, you have the options of using dermal fillers or ULTRAcel to help smooth out areas where you have lost volume. They can both work well to help plump up your skin.

If you are looking for a treatment to tighten up the loose skin, INTRAcel is a good option. It is a combination of micro-needling and radiofrequency treatment. Combining these two techniques means there is a very short recovery time, and it works by boosting the body’s natural healing abilities.

This type of treatment is very popular at the moment. You may have also heard of it under the name Morpheus8. However, this is just a brand name, like INTRAcel, and both are combination treatments of micro-needling and radiofrequency.

For cases where loose skin is the result of collagen loss, Renuvion is an excellent option. It is a minimally invasive surgical operation that uses radiofrequency energy to boost the production of collagen. It has quick results and can continue to improve the appearance of skin over 12 months.

You don’t have to worry about figuring out which is the right treatment for you. We here to discuss all of your options and the expected results for each, so you have all the information you need to make the right decision for you. Start today by requesting a callback.

Acne Breakouts And Maskne

Acne can be a real knock to your confidence, and since it can be made worse by stress and masks, many people are finding it harder than ever to deal with it. There are options, however. You don’t have to just put up with it.

Depending on your situation, you may be best served by a course of antibiotics. For short-term flare-ups, these can be a practical option.

If you need a longer-term solution, then Obagi skincare products might be an option for you. These are prescription-strength skincare treatments that can quickly improve skin health.

If you are not only struggling with an acne break out but acne scars as well, then you may be interested in a course of INTRAcel. The micro-needling technique has been shown to be effective for minimising acne and reducing the appearance of acne scars. In as little as two treatments, you can see significant improvements.

Crow’s Feet

Crow feet are unfortunately an inevitable part of ageing. They are also usually the first signs of ageing that anyone sees on their face. They appear when your skin loses collagen and some elasticity. The effects can also be amplified by skin movement. If you’ve been squinting at a computer screen a lot more than usual, this could have sped up the appearance of these wrinkles.

If you don’t want to accept this first sign of ageing on your face, there are options to smooth out these wrinkles and reduce their appearance.

You can have injections around the corners of your eyes which can smooth out the wrinkles. There are two options for these injections. We can use a prescription medication, such as Botox, which relaxes the muscles in the area, smoothing out the skin. Alternatively, we can use dermal fillers, which plump up the skin and replace the missing collagen.

For those who don’t like injections, especially around their face, there is another option. ULTRAcel is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound and radiofrequency waves to kick start the body’s natural healing process. The effect of this is to plump up the skin and reduce lines.

Bunny Lines

While crows feet appear on the outer sides of your eyes, bunny lines appear on the inner side, by your nose. No matter how dedicated you are to your skincare routine, the chances are that these lines will occur over time.

The movement of the surrounding skin primarily causes them. So every time you laugh or smile, you’ll be contributing a little to their formation. While everyone gets them to some extent, they can be much more evident on some faces than others.

If you are bothered by the appearance of these lines, you can opt to have wrinkle injections. These injections relax the muscles in the areas around the nose and eyes. This lessens the appearance of these wrinkles.

If you are getting ready to leave your house and socialise for the first time in a long while and feel like your skin is holding you back, you’re not alone, and we are here to support you. If you’re not feeling your best self, please make an appointment to speak to us about your concerns. Dr Comins will work with you to help you feel more confident in your own skin again.

 

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