Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Celebrity Treatments and their associated FAQs

South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘FAQs’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594.  Next month – ‘Body Toning’.

People often ask a range of similar questions regarding non-surgical/laser based treatments, mainly regarding colours of hair that can be treated, number of treatments, costing etc. However, every year there are a variety of new ‘popular celebrity treatments’ that creep into the market and demand high interest. Hence in this series of ‘frequently asked questions’ I’m going to focus on a few of those.
1.       Can dermal rollers get rid of scars and stretch marks? If used on their own, dermal rollers will not completely remove scars or stretch marks, but they will greatly improve their appearance. If used in conjunction with a light based treatment and/or chemical peel, then, in some instances, they will become completely invisible to the naked eye, with just a slight indication of where they were if the area is pressed firmly.
2.       How does a laser help to reduce wrinkles? Depending on the specific wavelength selected by the operator, the penetration depth of the light used can be tailored to target superficial (fine) lines or deeper epidermal lines.  The body then perceives the skin as requiring repair and initiates fibroblasts to produce more natural collagen, thus plumping and smoothing the area. This gives an overall rejuvenated appearance and a more youthful complexion.

3.       Can I have a laser treatment to eradicate acne if on medication? If the medication is not photo-sensitizing (doesn’t make the user sensitive to light) then the answer is yes. However, many of the stronger, acne related medicines, such as Roaccutane are contraindicated so you would have to complete/cease the course of medication before having laser (some medication also has strong side effects, so laser is frequently preferable).