The world of skincare, facial treatments, and cosmetic procedures can be a little daunting for those who aren’t involved in the field. If you have a problem area on your face that you would like to tend to or wish to treat yourself to a facial treatment, it can be quite difficult to know where to start. There’s jargon to decipher, an extensive catalogue of treatments that may sound similar but give completely different results, and a long list of questions you may have before going through with the treatment.


A woman receiving a professional facial treatment


To help you out, we have compiled all the information you’ll need to understand facial treatments and aid you in choosing which is suitable for you and your goals.

We’re proud to offer a fantastic range of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, with a focus on medical and professional skincare. Find out more in today’s blog.


Facial Treatment Jargon

The first step to understanding facial treatments is to look at some common terms and phrases you may encounter while searching for the right procedure.

Anti-Wrinkle – Our anti-wrinkle treatments in Belfast aim to reduce wrinkles by injecting muscle relaxants and dermal fillers into the skin to make it look and feel youthful.

Dermal Fillers – These temporary treatments add volume to the area they’re injected into. Our dermal fillers in Jersey, plump areas of the face to help reduce visible signs of ageing.

Pigmentation – This is the colouring of your skin. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes patches of skin to darken, which can be a concern for some. Sun damage can also cause pigmentation issues which can be easily treated.

IPL – This stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is light therapy that destroys hair follicles in unwanted areas such as the upper lip and chin. We’re proud to offer our IPL treatments in Guernsey, Jersey, and Belfast.


A woman receiving an IPL treatment


Chemical Peel – This is a non-invasive facial treatment that helps remove dead skin cells, exfoliate the area, and encourage the repairing of cells.

Laxity – This term is used to describe loose skin. It often occurs when skin loses firmness and begins to sag during ageing.

Facelift – Using facial fillers injected into specific areas, this procedure aims to lift, rejuvenate, and restore volume in the face to decrease visible signs of ageing. We offer facelift surgery in Jersey and Guernsey and the 8 Point Facelift in all our skin clinics.

Microneedling – Also known as dermarolling or collagen induction therapy, which involves using tiny needles to puncture the skin. The minor wounds encourage the increase of collagen and elastin to make you appear youthful.

These are only a few examples of the terminology you could come across when looking into your facial treatments options. If you discover a word or phrase you don’t understand, our friendly and knowledgeable Aesthetic Skin Clinic team will be more than happy to help you out. We aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your time with us, and part of this is understanding your procedure completely.


The Benefits of Facial Treatments

Each facial treatment comes with its own set of unique benefits, so it’s essential to look into the advantages of each procedure; to ensure that its results are what you’re looking for. First, however, let’s look at the benefits of getting regular professional facial treatments and what they can do for skin’s appearance and health.

  • Rejuvenation. Whether it’s a chemical peel, a massage, or something else, a regular facial is fantastic for your skin’s rejuvenation. It can help your skin appear brighter, giving you that famous after-facial glow for longer.


Woman happy after receiving a facial


  • Stress-Reducing. Facial treatments give you a chance to feel pampered, helping you relieve stress. In addition, they can help tackle those problem areas and insecurities you may have about your skin, giving you one less thing to worry about.
  • Deep Cleanse. Your skin is open to pollution, sun damage, drying due to the weather, and many other environmental factors that can permanently damage it. Regular facial treatments deep clean your skin by opening up your pores and doing much more than your standard face wash.


Which Facial Treatment is Right For Me?

So, now you understand more about the terminology and the benefits of facial treatments, it’s time to decide which is most suitable for you. This will depend on a list of factors, including your skin concerns and your goals. We have categorised some of our most popular facial treatments to make it easier to decide.


These treatments, including our wrinkle injections in Jersey, are aimed at those wanting to reduce the visible signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles. We offer these treatments to anyone over 18, so even if you can’t yet see signs of ageing, you could still benefit from preventative anti-wrinkle injections.


Plumping treatments are completed using dermal fillers. This is often chosen for aesthetic reasons, such as to add more volume in the cheeks or chin to highlight those areas.

Rejuvenation of Tone and Texture

If you have hyperpigmentation or another skin concern regarding pigmentation or texture., then a rejuvenating facial treatment such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation may benefit you. They can help even out your skin tone and smooth texture to create that sought-after photo-ready complexion.


Woman preparing for eyelid surgery


Surgical Treatments

If you require a little more help to achieve your goals, one of our surgical treatments may be better. For example, we offer fat removal treatments such as chin liposuction to remove unwanted and stubborn fat. Additionally, we provide several lifting surgeries to restore your youthful appearance.

The team at Aesthetic Skin Clinic are medically trained, results-driven, and most importantly, here to listen to you. During your consultation, a member of our team will listen to your concerns and goals and help develop a plan that suits you. If you’re interested in receiving any of the treatments mentioned in this blog or want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.