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Skin Rejuvenation

At Berkshire Skin Clinics in Newbury we offer a range of non-surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation to help improve skin tone and texture thereby making the skin firmer and smoother, reducing lines and wrinkles. Such treatments include:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Advanced AHA Skin Peel
  • Skin Rejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light

How does Intense Pulsed Light work?

Intense Pulsed Light systems release precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. In addition specific lesions such as thread veins, age spots and freckles can be targeted resulting in a more uniform complexion. The skin becomes firmer, appears more radiant and enlarged pores are reduced.

How is the treatment carried out?

The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a mild relaxing skin peel, or microdermabrasion is often performed before the Intense Pulsed Light to maximise the results. Exfoliating the skin to remove the top layers of dead skin leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. A thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The hand-piece is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eyewear will be provided.

Are there any side effects?

The skin may be quite red and slightly swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Very rarely a small blister may form and there can be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. However, most people experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. You may see the darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to a more even skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is produced within the dermis.

How many treatments are necessary?

Treatments are carried out every 2 to 3 weeks and 6 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter, top-ups sessions are performed as required, but typically once or twice a year.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Yes, treatment is suitable for most people except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals.