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Skin Health Approach

My Approach

Unlocking your skin’s true potential requires a comprehensive approach that integrates various modalities. As a skincare specialist, I combine a range of techniques, including carefully selected skincare products, advanced treatments, lifestyle and nutrition recommendations, and overall well-being considerations, a 360 ‘whole-being’ approach is the motto.

By harnessing the power of these combined elements, we can achieve your skin goals together. It’s a collaborative effort, with both of us playing a vital role. I will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and personalised guidance, while it is absolutely crucial you take action and implement the recommended practices between visits.

Remember, achieving optimal skin health is a journey that requires dedication and consistency. With a scientific & holistic approach, we can maximise your skin’s potential, unveiling a radiant and healthy
complexion.

Skincare Regime

When it comes to skincare, the products you choose play a crucial role. Our skin, as a vital organ, serves as our body’s first line of defense against pathogens and infections. It’s essential to prioritise products that truly work for you, avoiding the pitfalls of following someone else’s regimen or falling into the TikTok skincare trap. Using the wrong products can potentially harm rather than benefit your skin.

At the core of a solid skincare routine are the fundamentals: a gentle cleanser, nourishing moisturiser, and crucial sun protection (SPF). Additionally, tailored serums that suit your specific skin type and concerns are incorporated after a thorough assessment, an integral part of all our consultations.

For more advanced treatments like retinol peels or acid peels, a preparatory routine is necessary. This approach allows your skin to yield superior and faster results while better tolerating the acid concentration in the peel. By gradually acclimating your skin to certain ingredients, it becomes more resilient and receptive to the treatment.

To provide you with the highest quality products, I stock a range of esteemed brands such as DermaViduals, SkinBetter Science, Osmosis, BYONIK, Clinisoothe, Exuviance, and CosMedix. Each brand takes a unique approach to skin health, formulated with top-quality ingredients backed by scientific research.

As your skincare specialist, I offer personalised product recommendations based on your needs and ensure continuous monitoring of your skincare journey. This way, I can assess what works and what doesn’t for your skin, enabling us to make the necessary adjustments for optimal results.

  Skin Treatments

In my “skincare toolbox,” I am thrilled to offer a diverse range of advanced tools that can truly transform your skin. By harnessing the power of these innovative techniques and incorporating them into regular treatments, we can achieve the results you desire. During the healing phase of your specific skin concern, I may recommend frequent visits to the clinic, ranging from weekly to bi-weekly, with a maximum of four weeks initially. This approach allows us to address the skin at every stage of its life cycle, effectively calming inflammation and providing the continuous care necessary for true healing to take place (This will apply but not limited to Acne, Rosacea, Scarring, Eczema, TSW, Psoriasis, Pigmentation).

In the realm of skincare, advanced technology is not always the sole solution. Never underestimate the incredible power of skilled hands and fingers! Alongside my proficiency in utilising cutting-edge techniques, I am also a fully qualified practitioner in facial remodelling, sculpting, and intra-oral buccal techniques.

To ensure you have a clear understanding of your skin journey and what to anticipate in terms of results, a comprehensive treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation. This plan will outline the steps we will take together to achieve optimal results and provide the necessary guidance for your skincare journey.

Nutrition

Although I am not yet a nutritional therapist (in the future, watch this space!), I hold a deep fascination for the profound link between nutrition and skin health, as well as its impact on the gut and brain. What we consume plays a pivotal role, as both deficiencies and excesses can significantly affect our skin.

When it comes to healing the skin, curbing inflammation is paramount. Making necessary nutritional adjustments during this transformative phase is crucial. Rest assured, this doesn’t mean you have to completely forego indulgences. However, it may be necessary to reduce or eliminate certain foods temporarily to determine if they contribute to your specific skin concerns.

Understanding that each person’s needs are unique, we will delve into these intricacies during our consultation. Together, we will discuss your dietary habits and identify any potential culprits that may be impacting your skin. By customising a tailored plan, we can explore the ideal nutritional approach to support your skin’s healing process. By harnessing the synergy between skincare and nutrition, this will pave the way for radiant and healthy skin from the inside out.

Wellbeing

In our fast-paced and demanding lives, it’s essential to pause and prioritise self-care. The way we treat ourselves directly impacts our skin. Factors like a busy job, a stressful lifestyle, and constantly being on the go can affect our gut health, which, in turn, can influence our serotonin levels and lead to inflammation and negative feelings about our
skin.

It’s crucial to recognise that nurturing yourself is not selfish but rather an essential aspect of maintaining overall well-being, including healthy skin. Even dedicating 10 to 15 minutes a day to yourself can make a significant difference. By consciously engaging in activities that promote relaxation and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, such as deep breathing exercises, low-impact exercise, and spending time in nature, you can shift from the fight-or-flight response to the rest-and-digest mode.These practices help to reduce stress, support gut health, and enhance your overall sense of well-being, in turn helping to transform your skin’s appearance.

Remember, self-care isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. By making yourself a priority and incorporating mindful practices into your daily routine, you create a harmonious environment for your skin, body & mind to thrive.

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What I expect from you

I am truly dedicated to helping you achieve the results you desire, but it’s important to understand that it requires commitment from both of us. While I am here to provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge, it is crucial for you to actively participate in your skincare journey outside of the treatment room, staying consistent with treatments and using products effectively. This is why I embrace a holistic approach, recognising that achieving the best results for your skin requires a comprehensive, full-body perspective.

The success of our collaboration relies on a 70% effort from you and a 30% contribution from me. While our in-person sessions may occur only once a month or bi-weekly, how you care for yourself during the days in between significantly impacts the progress we can make together.

Please know that I will never judge you, but rather guide you towards making better choices. I want you to share the same enthusiasm and commitment towards achieving the results you desire. While embarking on this journey may require an initial investment, it is an investment that you will never regret.

How do I know what treatments I will need?

Not to worry, I will be able to tell you exactly what you need and outlay your skin journey ahead of you so you can be prepared. I always recommend booking in the New Client Skin Consultation & Bespoke Facial option for new clients, this is where we will discuss in depth all about your skin and relating factors. After this, you will leave feeling confident and happy about the journey you’re about to begin.

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