22 November 2018

Christmas Checklist . . . Skin prepped and ready to party

Christmas Checklist . . . Skin prepped and ready to party

Taking time out this season for yourself – or a family member – is important. We can all get caught up in the hype of festivities and reach the end only to feel (and possibly look) like we’ve run a marathon!

So, before you tie on the apron, whisk out the decorations, brace for the onslaught of children, and whip up a present list. Hone in on your skin and body matters.

Redefine those lines . . . Don’t hide behind make up at this year’s celebrations, embrace your skin with accurate use of injectables. Dermal fillers and Botox work to smooth and soften lines, to enhance and rejuvenate your appearance. Forget pain, today’s injectables are less invasive than ever before and because modern-day fillers are created using hyaluronan – which is naturally present in our skin – so the process is less invasive and results last longer (so you can party on well into the New Year!)

Leave the turkey on the table . . . Chin fat is tough area to treat – yet it’s one of the most noticeable areas. Fortunately going under the knife isn’t your only option, instead our latest BELKYRA® injections permanently dissolve fat without incision, and healing is quick. BELKYRA® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance which our bodies produce to help absorb fats, is a prescriptive medication and an injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. Forever.

Don’t sweat it this season . . .  If excessive armpit perspiration, hyperhidrosis, is an ongoing issue for you – you are not alone. Approximately 3% of our population regularly suffer from this condition. Back in the old days, Hyperhidrosis was typically treated with sympathectomy surgery, which involved cutting the nerves that trigger sweating. However, more commonly nowadays people are seeing and experiencing great results with Botox.

Botox is injected into the skin of the armpit superficially – no incisions needs. While the injections are moderately uncomfortable, no local anaesthesia is required. The armpits will then remain completely dry for somewhere between six and nine months. And unlike surgery, compensatory hyperhidrosis (whereby sweating breaks out in previously affected areas of the body) is rare after Botox.

Close in on skin conditions this summer . . . Don’t leave your skin to chance this holiday season. Book in to speak to our dermatologist, Dr Amy Stanway, who specialises in full skin checks and treatment of suspicious lesions. Amy is also well-versed in common but difficult inflammatory dermatoses – such as childhood and adult eczema, psoriasis, acne and allergies. Don’t suffer through the festivities, step out and enjoy the warmer months with peace-of-mind and your skin under control.