We’ve just had the final analysis from the Met Office, with all indications pointing to what we already suspected: the Summer of 2018 has been record-breakingly hot. So hot, in fact, that it’s eclipsed the previous record for the hottest summer ever recorded by 0.2oC which, as everyone over the age of forty-two has been reminding us for the past three months, was in 1976 with a mean temperature in England of 17oC.

 

Whilst this has been great news for the garden and those lucky enough to spend time outdoors enjoying the fine weather, a blistering summer season is not great news for our skin. Although the additional Vitamin D has been welcome, the sunshine can have a number of detrimental effects. Thankfully, there are a number of non-surgical treatments, such as hydrafacial, that are perfect for restoring balance and a healthy glow. So, you can not only mitigate those effects but also prepare your skin for the colder weather to come.

Fire and Ice Facial Treatments

The heat and humidity of summer stimulate the skin’s oil production which, coupled with sweating and the frequent application of sunscreen, can lead to blocked pores and an increased likelihood of breakouts.

Dry, warm air – and spending time in an air-conditioned environment – easily strips the skin of moisture, often resulting in dry, flaky skin, which can then leave one with a combination of issues to deal with.

Our two-part Fire and Ice Resurfacing Treatment is ideal for addressing these problems, and this intensive, clinically-formulated system is revered by A-listers for its dramatic results and lack of required recovery time.

 

 

The first step involves a thorough cleansing of the skin before the ‘fire’ element of the treatment – an intensive resurfacing mask – is applied. Made with the purest pharmaceutical-grade ingredients – including glycolic acid, vitamin B3 and powerful antioxidants – you can relax and enjoy the warm, tingly feeling as the sugar cane extract gets to work and your skin is resurfaced back to its former glory.

The warmth and tingle of the fire mask is removed after five minutes and makes way for the cool, intensively-hydrating ‘ice’ element of the process. The soothing aloe vera, liquorice extracts and hyaluronic acid cool the skin down and restore moisture, with a final application of finishing products leaving you reinvigorated and back to your bright, glowing best.

Hydrafacial Treatments

This intensive, five-stage skin therapy is a luxurious treatment facial that delivers instant results. With celebrity fans the world over, the hydrafacial cleans and purifies the skin to provide a long-lasting effect that improves your overall skin health.

The first stage involves deep cleansing and exfoliation of the skin to remove dead skin cells, followed up by an application of glycolic acid to stimulate the loosening of any dirt, blackheads and other impurities within the pores.

Our unique hydrafacial suction vortex tubes are then used to painlessly but effectively extract impurities and blackheads from deep within the pores, combined with lymphatic drainage massage, before an application of hyaluronic acid and high-quality anti-oxidant serums to moisturise and replenish the skin’s hydration levels.

 

 

The skin is left feeling deep-cleansed and looking radiant; so if you’re interested in booking a hydrafacial, we have cosmetic skin clinics in three different locations that specialise in hydrafacial treatment.

SmartXide CO2 Laser Resurfacing

This treatment is particularly effective if your face is suffering from long-term over-exposure to the sun, as it can address problems relating to uneven and multi-textured skin in addition to improving any restricted movement caused by burns or scar tissue.

This powerful laser system, administered by the SmartXide dot fractional laser resurfacing device, enables our clinicians to target treatment exactly where it is needed by coagulating and removing columns of skin to allow healthy new skin to develop.

The technology allows us to provide treatment and achieve results on an individual basis and according to each unique skin type by altering the depth of the fractional energy delivery, without the side effects of other ablative resurfacing techniques.

The results are smoother, firmer skin with a more refined tone and reduced pore size – perfect for preparing for the onset of cooler days and nights.

These treatments – and many others – are carried out by our award-winning team of qualified cosmetic doctors, dermatologists, surgeons and aesthetic nurses. You can visit our Belfast cosmetic clinic, Guernsey cosmetic clinic, or Jersey cosmetic clinic. Why not get in touch and book an appointment with a member of our experienced team.