Caring For Your Hands

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Your hands go through an awful lot on a daily basis. In this week’s blog post, we discuss ways of protecting your hands from the elements and keeping them smooth, soft, and full of life. These simple steps will help to keep your hands looking and feeling great.

Clean your hands correctly

To most people, this could well be blindingly obvious, but for best results you should wash your hands with warm water and use a soap brand that is antibacterial. Rinse your hands and apply a small amount of antibacterial soap. By rubbing your hands together, cleansing the back of your hands, knuckles, fingernails and wrists you’ll rid yourself of any bacteria or germs on your hands.

Dry hands after washing

Drying hands after washing is more important than you think, if left wet, the water will evaporate from the skin leaving your hands dry and damaged.

Moisturise

By keeping your hands hydrated they stay smooth and soft for longer. Keep moisturisers in places that are easily accessible when you need them such as your handbag, your bedside table or in your car. Always choose moisturisers with an SPF of factor 30 or more, this will also help prevent sun damage, which can lead to age spots.

Exfoliate your hands

If your hands are prone to rougher skin, ensure exfoliating your hands is part of your routine. Be mindful to avoid exfoliators with plastic micro beads as these are bad for the environment, and steer clear of exfoliators containing crushed fruit kernels as these are jagged and can cause damage to your skin.

The use of hand sanitiser

You might be away and not have adequate facilities to wash your hands so the use of a hand sanitiser will keep your hands clean and fresh while you’re on the go. Be sure to moisturise after using hand sanitiser as the alcohol contained in the gel can dry your hands out when used frequently.

Manicures

Treating yourself to manicure every now and then will help to keep your hands healthy and nourish your nails.

If you would like more information on skin care or any more of our treatments available at the clinic then please call us on 01225 700072 or get in touch via the contact page.

Tixel FAQ Special

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This week on the blog we share the answers to your most frequently asked questions about one of our top skin rejuvenating treatments – Tixel.

What is Tixel?

Tixel is a ground-breaking treatment that uses controlled heat energy to encourage the renewal of skin. The specially designed hand-piece is made from a grid of pyramids, which transfer heat when they come into contact with the skin, creating micron sized pores in the upper layers of the skin. The healing process after treatment encourages the skin cells to rejuvenate and refresh, as well as encouraging collagen, which all helps to tighten and smooth the appearance of the skin.

What can Tixel be used to treat?

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage

How many treatments would I need for best results?

The number of treatments depends on the individual, skin type and issue. Before any treatment you would have a consultation with a medical practitioner who will be able to design an individual treatment plan for you. Most commonly the average number of treatments is 3-4.

Is the treatment painful?

Tixel is designed to be more comfortable than other rejuvenating laser treatments.For more intensive treatments an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment to increase comfort further.

How much downtime is involved?

Commonly after treatment most people experience swelling, redness and warmth for several hours. More intensive treatments can leave crusting after treatment, which usually subsides after 3 days and can be reduced with moisturiser.

How long does it take to see results?

Results vary from person to person, depending on the individual treatment plan. On average our clients report seeing visible results after 1-2 months from the first treatment date.

How much does Tixel treatment cost?

We don’t publish our price-list on our website, so please give us a call on 01225 700072 and we can give you more information, alternatively you can e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylaneclinic.co.uk

Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery

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Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we strive to lead the way in providing the most highly advanced cosmetic treatments for our patients. One area we work particularly hard to fulfil is our commitment to minimally-invasive treatments. For over a decade now, our clinic has been at the forefront when it comes to giving our patients the chance to make positive improvements in their lives with minimised risks and downtime.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin softening procedure that uses micro-crystals to improve the appearance, texture and feel of the skin. It is commonly used on the face, an area which itself has softer skin than other areas of the body. The crystals aim to rejuvenate the top layer of skin on the face, and in turn promote the natural growth of collagen underneath the surface.

How does it work?

Unlike traditional facial exfoliators we try at home or at a salon, which only work to remove dirt from the very top of our skin, Microdermabrasion is a thorough and much more intense way of cleaning our pores. Imagine rubbing a wipe over the face. We know that it removes makeup and dirt from the surface layer, but it doesn’t do much to really get in our pores and ensure they’re naturally clean and healthy.

Passing medical grade crystals over the pores allows for uniform cleansing and targeting of problem areas. A natural activation of new skin cell growth is always our main aim when performing this treatment. A gentle abrasion of the upper surface gets the body to react naturally and safely. Patients with minor acne and blackheads around the upper forehead and sides of the nose can benefit greatly from this treatment.

What are the results?

We commonly find that patients with fine lines and blemishes benefit most from Microdermabrasion, sometimes noticing visible results from the first treatment session. Because the skin is not being damaged or broken, downtime is minimised.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about Microdermabrasion, or any information on the non-invasive treatments we provide at Snowberry Lane, we’d love for you to get in touch. Please feel free to e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.