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Preparing for winter skin

Winter’s not gentle on our skin – the complexion-dulling dryness, stress, cold and heat really takes its toll. The doctors at the Renewal Institute recommend three of the latest treatments for radiant more supple skin.
Preparing for winter skin

Exfoliation, say the skin doctors, is the answer to dry skin in winter as it removes dead skin cells that leave the skin looking lifeless. Regular topical exfoliation is important, however deeper skin treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments and skin needling assist in faster cell turnover that removes dead cells.

Pearl Laser

The Pearl Laser treats the top layer of the skin with light pulses in a pre-selected pattern, while also sending heat to the deeper layers of the skin for long-term benefits. This treatment is ideal for winter-ravaged skin. Healing time for this procedure can take up to ten days.

3D Peel

For more advanced skin concerns, the 3D peel is a 3-peel medium-depth chemical peel system. It addresses a wide range of skin conditions – like oily skin, pigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles – with great efficacy. And, recovery time is only a few days.

Skin Needling

The 30-minute procedure with a Dermapen (studded with tiny needles) produces thousands of tiny wounds which can penetrate as deeply as the dermis and start up the inflammation phase. The minute wounds caused by the needling, trigger the release of growth-factors that form new tissue layers and natural collagen with hardly any downtime at all. These minute injuries cause micro-bleeding, not visible on the skin and each tiny wound goes through the classic phases of wound healing which induce growth factors and collagen induction. These growth factors are responsible for the production of new collagen which is deposited in the dermis, resulting in skin rejuvenation.

As with most medical aesthetic treatments, doctors recommend a combination of treatments to achieve great and long-lasting results. Taking into consideration that there’s no one treatment that will solve all problems and everybody’s skin is unique, the doctors on the Renewal Institute team develop a tailor-made treatment programme for each client.

Find out more about the treatments at the Renewal Institute here.

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