Complexions Beauty Salon Belmont Concerns

Unwanted Hair

Excessive and unsightly facial and body hair can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for both men and women. Permanent methods of hair removal and reduction are an important factor in the treatment of unwanted hair. It is important to remember to also address any possible underlying influences in order to achieve the best possible result.

Contributing Factors:
Genetics
Hormones
Medication
Medical conditions
 

Lines and Wrinkles

By the age of 30 most people will start to show the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. As we continue to age they will become permanent as the skin loses its firmness, elasticity and structure. This occurs mainly because of loss of collagen and elastin fibres, as well as a reduction in volume of the skins ground substance, such as Hyaluronic acid.

Contributing Factors:
Repeated facial expressions
Sun exposure
Smoking
Genetics
Gravity
Sleeping positions
Hormonal changes
Ageing
 

Scarring/Stretch Marks

Scarring is the body’s natural healing response after an injury and is permanent. Various factors will influence how your skin will scar. The location, depth and size of the original injury will impact on the scar's characteristics and age, heredity, gender and ethnicity, will also affect how your skin will react. There are several different types of scar tissue and therefore a variety of treatments are used to improve their size, colour and texture with varying degrees of overall improvement.

Stretch marks are a form of scarring, which occur when the skin is stretched creating tears in the deeper layers of skin.

Contributing Factors:
Acne
Injury
Surgery
Piercings
Sun Damage
Skin Disease
Rapid weight gain
 

           
Spider Veins/Angiomas

Varying sizes of red spots on the skin, are known as Campbell de Morgan spots or cherry angiomas, and are collections of abnormal blood vessels that can occur anywhere on the body. These become more prominent with age and generally grow larger if they are not treated. Very small lesions are usually very easily treated with one treatment, while larger lesions may need several treatment sessions, reducing in size after each treatment.

Contributing Factors:
Genetics
Age
Exposure to specific chemicals
 


Diffuse Redness/Rosacea

Facial flushing is seen as generalised redness of the face, often associated with visible blood vessels technically termed telangiectasia. This redness can have numerous causes and contributing factors including the possibility of being a common skin disorder called Rosacea.

Rosacea normally begins with bouts of facial flushing usually around the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin either with or without the presence of telangiectasia and/or inflammatory acne lesions.

Flushing generally increases due to aggravating factors such as extreme temperatures, hot and spicy foods, alcohol and stress. People suffering with this condition should see a physician for an accurate diagnosis and complete treatment. Most cases of diffuse redness and Rosacea can be successfully managed using Intense Pulsed Light procedures.

Contributing Factors:
Rosacea
Sun-damage
Hormones
Medical conditions
Medications
Lifestyle factors
Can be hereditary
 


Extrinsic Aging/Sun-Damage

Research shows that there are two types of aging. Aging caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic or internal ageing. The other type of ageing is known as extrinsic or external ageing and is caused by environmental factors, such as sun exposure.

A number of extrinsic, or external factors often act together with the normal ageing process to prematurely age our skin and is mainly caused by the sun. Other external factors include repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, and smoking.

A few minutes of unprotected sun exposure every day over time can cause noticeable changes and damage to the skin. Freckles, age spots, damaged capillaries, rough and leathery skin, wrinkles, loose skin, and a blotchy complexion along with skin cancers can be a result.

Treatments
Skin Needling
Microdermabrasion
Topical skin care applications and products
Glycolic Peels
IPl photo Rejuvenation
 


Acne/Pimples/Blackheads

Acne is a complex and misunderstood disorder involving the pilosebaceous unit (hair follicle & oil glands). It is extremely common in teenagers though it is also found in adults. It usually consists of varying degrees of comedones (blackheads), papules (non pustular lumps), pustules (whiteheads) and sometimes nodules or cysts. Due to these acne lesions varying so much individually and between person to person it is difficult to isolate the basic cause, though there are three principal factors that have been identified. These factors work interdependently and are influenced by heredity and hormonal activity. In all cases early treatment is essential for the best possible
outcome.

Treatment options:
Microdermabrasion
Glycolic Acid Peels
Topical formulations and products
IPL Photo rejuvenation
Signature Facial Treatment
 


Pigmentation/Brown Spots

There are many different forms of pigmentation such as freckles, age spots actinic bronzing (a tan) and melasma and although they are all very different they all have one similarity, sun exposure. The exception is Post Inflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation (PIHP), which is the skins response to an injury other than ultraviolet radiation and is common in darker skin types. Treatment options vary substantially and your Dermal Therapist will recommend your best options during your initial consultation.

Contributing Factors:
Sun exposure
Genetics
Hormones
Medication
Injury
 


Dry, Dull or Flaking Skin

Dry skin can be due to genetic factors or environmental conditions, and is extremely common. It is generally caused by an impaired skin barrier function, resulting in increased water loss in the outer layers of the skin. Moisturisers are generally the first line of treatment and are designed to enhance the hydration content of the outer layers of skin.

Contributing Factors:
Hot water
Detergents
Chemicals
Air conditioning
Frequent air travel
Genetics
Hormonal changes
Illness
Low humidity
Ageing
Sun damage
Medications (Roaccutane)
 




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