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Top Tips to Improve Your Skin Texture

From strawberry skin, to inflamed follicles, lets us help make spots, irritation & rough skin a thing of the past.


There are many reasons why your skin might not be as smooth and supple as you hope. From dehydration, sun exposure, irritation from shaving or even skin disorders; it’s important to know what you're dealing with so you can get to the root of your issue and see real results!


"Strawberry Skin"

The most common non medical skin concern we see is commonly called ‘Strawberry Skin’.

On areas often shaved, or rubbing against clothing such as the shins or backs of arms skin can appear dotted like the seeds of a strawberry.

These dark spots or dots are typically the result of clogged or enlarged hair follicles, which can be caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria. This condition is more noticeable in individuals with fair or lighter skin tones but can affect anyone.


Strawberry Skin can be influenced by various factors:

Shaving, Ingrown hairs, Folliculitis, Keratosis pilaris, or Excessive dryness


Expert Top Tips for improving Strawberry Skin:
  1. Exfoliation: Regularly exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells and unclog the hair follicles. You can use gentle physical exfoliation such as scrubs and brushes, or body washes with ingredients such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

  2. Moisturising: Keeping the skin hydrated after showering with a humectant moisturiser can prevent dryness and reduce the dotted appearance of strawberry skin.

  3. Shaving Tools & Technique; If you do shave, dull, blunt or old razors are a no go! They can carry bacteria, cause cuts and irritate the skin causing razor burns. Always use a new, clean razor with shaving cream to lubricate the area, shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid excess ingrown hairs.


You might be thinking Strawberry skin sounds familiar, but what if my skin is not just dotty, it's inflamed, spotty and sore especially after hair removal - read on as it could be Folliculitis...



 

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a common skin condition characterised by inflammation of the hair follicles. It occurs when the hair follicles become infected or irritated, usually by bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms.

This can cause small red bumps, pustules, or itchy, tender skin in the affected areas.

It can occur anywhere on the body but common areas with inflammation are the bikini line, face and back especially in people with coarse or curly hair who are more prone to ingrown hairs which is a cause of these infections.



Buildup from a Folliculitis breakout can oxidize on the skin - leaving pigmented marks which are hard to fade



Treatments for Folliculitis

If you suspect you have Folliculitis, consult a healthcare professional or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Common treatments include

  • Improved Hygiene: Use of antibacterial products, topical or oral medications

  • No Invasive hair removal techniques: Waxing or pulling hair actively traumatizes the area causing an inflammatory response of the follicle.

  • Shaving Tools: Using blunt or old razors can introduce additional bacterial infections delaying healing of the skin.




 

SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT LASER?

Firstly the science - our Motus AY device is the most powerful dual laser of its kind delivering 100% of its concentrated laser energy into the hair follicle compared to the industry standard of 45%.


  • With no wasted energy our treatment times are lightning fast & incredibly effective.

  • By targeting only the melanin in the hair, surrounding skin is unaffected.

  • Our dual ND:YAG, Alexandrite laser is clinically tested safe and effective on all skin including asian and black skin tones - all pain-free.

This process actively shrinks the root follicle reducing its blood supply and its ability to produce new hair. As hair grows in cycles and not all follicles are active at the same time, they are targeted by a course of treatment to ensure a smooth and consistent result.


With fewer new hairs growing, and growing at a slower pace the likelihood of folliculitis flare-ups is dramatically reduced.

  • Laser prevents the accumulation of dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria that contribute to the appearance of textured skin and strawberry legs.

  • As a non-invasive procedure it vastly minimizes the occurrence of ingrown hairs and the endless associated issues from spots to pigmentation that they regularly cause.

It is important to note that with any skin disorder medical or non medical, many factors may be involved.


Laser is a fantastic method to safely, gently and actively shrink hair follicles for dramatically reduced new hair growth.

As experienced Laser therapists, we tailor every treatment to your skin type and concerns, to see if this is suitable for you and your specific skin texture concerns, please get in touch today.








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