The outdoors beckons, but with it comes the inevitable: exposure to the sun. We all love a sun-kissed glow, but sometimes, too much sun can lead to unwanted consequences.
Dealing with sun damaged skin, uneven tones, and those pesky signs of ageing? Yep, it happens to us all. At Rippon Medical Services, we understand your concerns, and we're here to help. If you're battling with sun damage on your face or simply want to rewind the clock on skin ageing, you're in the right place.
Ever wondered if there's a way to combat the effects of the sun and time? Let's delve into the world of skin damage treatment and discover the path to revitalised skin.
While the sun can be a source of vitamin D and promotes happy outdoor memories, excessive exposure leads to skin damage. The premature ageing, dark spots, and loss of skin elasticity are often a direct result of sun damage. If you’ve noticed these symptoms, it's not too late to consider sun damaged skin treatment. It's all about finding a solution that suits you.
At Rippon Medical Services Ltd our highly experienced, Medical Aesthetic Doctor will discuss your suitability to experience the Obagi transformation to beautiful, healthy-looking skin. These world class products combined with our expert care and advice will ensure that you are on your way to having the complexion and skin that you have always dreamed of.
Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature ageing, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells.
Signs of aging and photo damage are:
Age spots - Fine lines and wrinkles - Rough skin
Skin laxity (loss of elasticity) - Erythema (redness)
Sallowness (complexion) - Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that helps improve the appearance of skin. During the procedure, Expert Master Class trained, Dr Rippon carefully applies combinations of powerful solutions to the face, décolletage (neck and chest), or hands to remove dead skin cells. The solutions penetrate into the skin, causing dead skin cells to peel off. The new skin is smoother and more refined-looking.
There are many types of chemical peel preparations, and the right preparation for you depends on your skin type and desired results. Light or superficial chemical peels usually consist of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, such as glycol, lactic, or salicylic acid, that are combined to improve the appearance of:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven tone and texture
Mild to moderate photo damage
Acne and acne scarring
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance delivers improvements in the appearance of skin tone and texture with beautiful results after just one application but even more radiant skin after three peels. There are visible improvements in appearance of skin tone and texture and helps to minimise the signs of skin ageing and photo damage.
Medical-grade chemical peels exfoliate the top layer of skin; not only does this reveal the younger, fresher looking layer underneath, but it also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen within the skin to result in a fresher and brighter appearance.
Chemical peels provide long-lasting results all over the treated area, improving the look of discoloration whilst reducing the looks of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Chemical peels are an ideal choice for anyone wanting to improve the look of their skin, and Rippon Medical Services are able to help patients achieve a number of skin goals. Whether you want to treat a specific skin issue or just want to rejuvenate the look of tired skin to achieve a more youthful appearance, a chemical peel is a safe and effective way to achieve the look you want.
Immediately after treatment there is a noticeable improvement in skin texture.
The peel will improve skin tone and texture helping to minimise skin ageing by targeting fine lines, and photo damage and reducing pores.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance contain medical-grade strength ingredients and are supported by clinical evidence to prove that they work.
You will see an immediate result of fresher, brighter skin following a peel. For best results we recommend a course of six peels. Results depend on the individual, but can last for up to six months.
During your initial consultation Dr Rippon will assess your skin type, condition and your overall medical history, before discussing your skin goals and recommending a suitable treatment plan. He will advise on the most suitable peel or combination of peels, the number of treatments and time between each treatment, and what follow-up skincare regime will give you the best results.
Dr Rippon may recommend some skincare for you to use, to prepare your skin for the peels to ensure the best results.
When you return for your peel, Dr Rippon will cleanse your skin, prepare it for the chemical peel with a pre-treatment. They will then apply the peel and leave that on the skin for a period of time. A neutralising agent is normally applied at this point to prevent any further exfoliation or reaction to the skin. Dr Rippon will remove all of the peel active ingredients and normally apply a moisturiser and sunblock prior to you leaving. Treatment will last 30-45 minutes.
During the treatment, you may feel a slight heat or tingling sensation, but this is completely normal, and will eventually subside. There is no downtime or recovery period associated with the treatment, so you can return to your normal routine immediately following a chemical peel. Some patients report some minor skin peeling in the two to five days following treatment, after which tangible results can be seen. For the best results, we recommend sessions of three to six treatments carried out every two to four weeks.
Prior to your treatment you will have a consultation to ensure that the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is appropriate for your needs. At this stage we will discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Other known side effects of skin peels are immediate stinging or burning, flushing or erythema that may last 1-2 hours or longer, epidermolysis (whitening), peeling may occur and a marked reaction can last up to 3 weeks with erythema and crusting.
Your first peel would cost £200.00, this includes a complementary Obagi Medical Hydrate facial moisturiser. Further peels are charged at £150.00 Obagi Medical Hydrate facial moisturiser can be purchased seperately for £45.00.
Correct the signs of ageing skin with the Obagi Skin Care System.
The prescription-strength products, focus on repairing the skin at the cellular level, which speeds up its renewal process and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation and acne.
Obagi Medical products are a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells proprietary prescription skin care systems. The Obagi Nu-Derm System products were created in 1988 by Dr. Zein E. Obagi and other leading experts.
Obagi has created three skin care systems to repair and protect the skin. Each system of products is specifically designed to work together, effectively balancing the pH level and penetrating ingredients to the layers of the skin, revealing superior results.
Obagi provides three skin care systems: Obagi Nu-Derm System (accelerates skin cell turnover so it looks and acts younger), Obagi-C Rx System (helps the skin to look more radiant and even toned by correcting mild to moderate sun damage) and Obagi Professional-C Serums (potent Vitamin C serums for maximum daily antioxidant protection). Obagi also offers specialized acne and eye treatments.
The Nu-Derm System is the physician-dispensed, prescription-strength skin care system that can actually transform your skin at the cellular level. By addressing the signs of photo damage and restoring the healthy function of your skin cells, this system is clinically proven to result in younger and healthier-looking skin.
You might have heard the term 'chemical peel' tossed around in the beauty world. But what exactly is it? In simple terms, it's a treatment that rejuvenates the skin, making it look more youthful and vibrant. By removing the tired, damaged outer layer of skin, chemical peels give way to the smoother and more radiant skin beneath.
Here’s why chemical peels are gaining momentum:
Effective Treatment for Sun Damage: While sun damage on faces can be stubborn, chemical peels have shown remarkable results in reversing these effects.
Anti Ageing Benefits: Age is just a number, especially when you have treatments that tackle signs of ageing head-on.
Improved Skin Texture: After undergoing a chemical peel, you'll notice your skin feels smoother to touch and looks more even-toned.
Tailored for Your Needs: At Rippon Medical Services, our experts assess your skin needs to determine the right intensity of the peel for you.
Considering the wonders it can do, it's no surprise that the chemical peel is becoming a go-to skin damage treatment for many.
With a track record of satisfied patients, we pride ourselves on delivering consistent results. Our team has extensive knowledge, ensuring you receive top-notch care.
Each individual has their own skin story. We take the time to understand yours, ensuring that the results not only meet, but exceed your expectations.
While chemical peels might sound intense, safety is always our top priority. Our treatments are conducted in a pristine environment, adhering to strict safety protocols.
The world of skincare is ever-evolving, and so are our techniques. We're always up-to-date, ensuring you receive the latest and most effective treatments.