Various recent articles in the press have been using computer-generated images to demonstrate the ageing effects of alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and sun-damage. Most people who see them are shocked by the dramatic changes that these factors can have on the appearance of the skin.
These changes are gradual, however, and for those who are already displaying the signs of skin damage and premature ageing, they may feel it is too late to do anything about it. There are skin-rejuvenation treatments available, however, that can significantly improve how the skin looks and feels.
Intense Pulsed Light can safely eliminate superficial signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, age spots, thread veins, the permanent flushing associated with rosacea and enlarged pores. It offers a non-invasive approach to achieving younger-looking skin with minimal effort.
Another method involves removing the damaged layers of skin to reveal the newer and healthier layers of skin beneath the surface. This is done using a hand-held device that applies a pressurised stream of medical-grade crystals to the skin to remove damaged skin cells in a uniform way.
The subsequent laser treatment encourages the more youthful new skin to heal and renew itself, producing a smoother, clearer complexion.