In the generation of selfies, snapchat filters and celebrity endorsed surgical procedures, body confidence is an issue that many men and women struggle with. These insecurities develop not from how your body looks but how you feel about it. Often we turn to the most obvious solutions such as make-up, surgery, fillers or botox to try and help us feel better about any niggles we have with our skin and body.
Rejuvenate Skin Clinic in Manchester aims to help people find confidence and change the way they feel about their skin and body by offering a wide variety of non surgical and non invasive treatments. As a novice in the skincare department, Rejuvenate Skin Clinic invited STYLEetc in for a consultation on the treatments available which are tailored to your skin type and focus on the areas that you would like to improve.
Leena the clinic manager discussed my skin type, skin issues and goals with me before we decided to go for a microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion is an effective and painless exfoliating procedure using diamond tipped heads to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, black heads and skin impurities. This treatment leaves you with smoother, brighter facial skin and improves mild acne and dehydration lines.
The treatment itself was quite a pleasant experience. Leena was very gentle with the microdermabrasion which felt like a little sharp hoover removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. After the right half of my face had been cleansed we felt the difference between both sides and it was shocking. The side which had been treated was beautifully soft and felt like fresh new skin and the normal side felt rough, greasy and dirty. After both sides had been cleaned the treatment was completed with a soothing mask to help replenish and hydrate the skin to aid the regeneration of fresh, new skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is a popular introductory treatment and pre-cleanse for anyone interested in improving the condition of their skin and helping to find confidence in any insecurities with facial skin. Microdermabrasion is recommended once a month to maintain beautiful, smooth and cleansed skin and can be combined in a longer plan with other treatments after consultation.
Alongside non-surgical treatments it is important to care for your skin at home. With the opportunity to ask a specialist how best to care for my skin alongside microdermabrasion, Leena shared the following skincare tips for skin to feel confident in:
- Cleansing twice a day is important to remove all dirt and impurity from the skin. Rejuvenate can have a consultation with you to determine which products best suit your skin type and needs. Rejuvenate have a number of Medik8 products available in the clinic. The cleansers retail between £17 and £21.
- Moisturising is important to keep your skin hydrated. Rejuvenate have a number of moisturisers available to suit your skin type and needs which retail from £35 to £59.
- Vitamin C serum can be applied in the morning to improve skins texture, complexion and maintains the skins elasticity and density. This should be applied once in the morning.
- Vitamin A serum contains the retinol which can exfoliate and buff dead skin which causes new cells to surface and helps unlock pores. This is best used before bed to help notice a difference in the morning.
Rejuvenate Skin Clinic can help gain confidence surrounding a number of problem areas including acne, wrinkles, ageing, cellulite, dark circles, pigmentation, redness, poor circulation, slimming, stretch marks and unwanted hair. Every treatment is tailored to the individual and what options best suit you. It’s important to know all of the non invasive and non surgical options available to you to help gain confidence.
If you would like a confidential chat with Leena at Rejuvenate Skin Clinic regarding gaining back your body confidence then you can contact her on 0161 636 3499 or book an appointment online at Rejuvenate.