Need a little brightening? Fed up of the winter gloom and sallow skin? Here are Dr Hayley’s Top 3 Treatments to refresh yourself for the New Year.
Combination Microneedling and Radiofrequency Treatment
The ultimate way to reach your skin goals with this popular combination which offers notable benefits over standalone treatments. The Courtyard’s award winning Morpheus 8 brings these two treatment modalities together to enhance collagen stimulation, improve skin tightening and lift. Morpheus 8 addresses both superficial and deep skin concerns and is a clinic favourite for improving skin texture, reducing lines and wrinkles and tightening the lower face, jawline and neck. What’s most impressive about this treatment is despite the amount of needling and energy put through the skin, it has very little discomfort and only a short downtime and embraces the current trend of skin improvement without injectables.
An old classic which is back in fashion is the chemical peel which works by harnessing the power of naturally occurring fruit acids and enzymes to deeply exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Removing the top layers of dead skin cells, encourages new skin to be formed and stimulates collagen production to create a softer, smother complexion. At The Courtyard we have recently introduced a NEW ZO Stimulator Peel PLUS which is a chemical peel which hits the middle ground between the very light gentle peels and the more aggressive ‘snake skin’ shedding peels. The ZO Stimulator Peel PLUS is a medium strength peel, suitable for most skin types with very little downtime. If you are looking to try something new, this might be perfect for getting that New Year glow.
There is no better time than these dark winter months to address all the pigmentation and superficial blood vessels that have formed over time from UV exposure and normal ageing. This treatment can be transformational with pulses of intense light being passed through the skin to fragment pigment molecules and allow them to be shedded over a period of 10-14 days. Similarly, superficial blood vessels and associated redness can be targeted, leaving a brighter, more even-coloured complexion. An added bonus of increased collagen production and smaller pore size as a result of light energy exposure is always positively received with this fantastic treatment. An absolute must for those wanting to improve the clarity of their skin.
In clinic treatments can be a direct way to make positive changes to your skin, but Dr Hayley remains passionate about the need for excellent daily skincare routines at home and the best skin tip she gives everyone is the need for daily SPF use. Prevention is always better than cure and this simple step really makes a massive difference for your future skin health.
Look after your skin, look after you.