SKIN CHECKS AND TREATMENTS
The skin is the largest organ in the body and needs constant attention to keep it in top health. This may include skin care and makeup products to nourish and protect your skin, regular checks for abnormal changes and skin cancers, as well as a little TLC in the form of peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatments to improve the skin’s appearance and texture.
Changes to the skin’s tone and texture occur with age and are exacerbated by external factors, such as smoking, sun exposure, pollution and diet. With age, the supporting structures of the skin break down causing your skin to lose volume and elasticity, coupled with movement of the fat pads that are required to fill out areas of the face. While the ageing process cannot be reversed, it can be minimised with regular treatments to boost collagen production and volume replacement in the face and hands.
Sun cancers are usually a result of prolonged sun exposure throughout life, however melanomas can appear on the body in sites that are not regularly or often exposed to the sun. Early detection and removal of abnormal lesions is vital to prevent further spread of the cancer.
Checking your skin regularly for suspicious or changing moles or spots is quite important, as 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer before they turn 70. Melanoma is the most serious of the skin cancers, however basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas are more commonly occurring.
Peels promote the regeneration of skin's surface in the treatment area, revealing smoother, healthier layers of skin. Deeper peels will also induce collagen production, leading to tighter skin tone.
Microdermabrasion improves the texture and appearance of your skin as it promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. Lymphatic drainage under the skin's surface is also improved, lessening the occurrence of breakouts.