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The temperature is rising, which means, we’re about to show a lot more skin!

I’m so excited to share with you the Top 5 characteristics of healthy glowing skin and which treatments are best to get your skin ready for Summer!

Come summer, not every skin-perfecting, age-preventing treatment is a hot-weather must. Certain aesthetic procedures should be limited during the summer months because of increased sun exposure. That does not mean that everything is off limits— there are plenty of sun-safe treatments that can be done, as long as they are timed out just right and good sunscreen is applied in conjunction.

Hydrating your skin

Treatment: RESTYLANE SKINBOOSTERS

The treatment involves hydrating microinjections of the soft, gel-like substance hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin. This means that Restylane Skinboosters work to improve the skin’s quality by boosting hydration levels deep within the skin, for results that can be seen on the skin’s surface everyday — effectively increasing overall smoothness, elasticity, firmness, and radiance.

What I love about Skinboosters are the subtle and natural results. Overall improvement of skin tone, hydration and firmness can be seen, with a reduction in lines around the eye and mouth area.

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Clear your complexion

Treatment: BBL (BROADBAND LIGHT)

We all want to be able to wear less foundation, this is especially true in summer when it’s hot and humid. I recommend gentle BBL sessions to lighten up any dark marks on the skin as well as reduce redness. The gentle settings of this laser treatment will clear up your complexion but does not cause any inflammation in the skin.

Get back that skin firmness

Treatment: SKINTYTE

Tighten- firm up the skin tone with SkinTyte laser by Sciton. This treatment is completely noninvasive with zero downtime and can be done throughout summer.

Summertime is sun time,That’s why I recommend treatments that don’t interrupt regular activities or regimens, like Skintyte. It uses microfocused ultrasound and radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production with no downtime and no risk of hyperpigmentation. These procedures are suited for the summer months because there is no bruising, swelling or downtime. Patients can participate in outdoor activities without having to worry about covering up the treated areas.

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Skin texture

Treatment: MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling is a summertime go-to treatment that keeps her skin looking healthy and fresh. It’s one of my favorite treatments as I also infuse Hyaluronic acid into the skin at the same time. This improves fine lines and wrinkles and evens out skin texture while keeping the surface layer of the skin—the stratum corneum—intact, concentrating more on the dermal layers to stimulate collagen remodeling. There is minimal recovery—perhaps one to two days—and reduced sun sensitivity and burning issues, another reason why microneedling is great for summer.”

Smoother, healthier skin

Treatment: LASER GENESIS & FIRE AND ICE PEEL

At our clinic, I combine Laser Genesis, with a fire and & Ice peel which stimulates epidermal cell turnover to peel away sun damaged skin and stimulate new collagen. The combination of these treatments reveals healthier, smoother and more even appearing skin, and is perfect for pre- and post-summer (and year-round) skin care.

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Ok ok one more bonus skin tip before the summer holidays…

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Remove facial hair and fluff without irritation!  

Treatment: DERMAPLANNING

This gentle treatment instantly gives your skin a gorgeous glow. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. This unique procedure scrapes away old skin cells, helping your skin look fresh & dewy. Bonus: It removes unwanted facial hair and fluff. The treatment is comfortable and its great for dull skin tone, and poor texture.

Right…. Now you are all ready to take that beautiful skin of yours on a well-deserved holiday!! 😊😉

Speak to one of our specialists about how we can help you get your skin summer-ready!

Cherie Cochrane

Written By Skin & Laser Specialist Cherie Cochrane

“I love witnessing the incredible transformations in my patients as the improvements in their skin reveal their true self-confidence.”

Cherie Cochrane is the co-founder of Atlantic Dermatology & Laser. With her international qualifications, awards (including winning the worldwide Best Results Laser Competition by Sciton) and over a decade of experience  in the most advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures available today, Cherie’s results-driven approach has helped her become a leader in the industry as well as the owner of two successful aesthetic clinics in South Africa.

Having performed over 12 000 laser & aesthetic treatments, skin rejuvenation is one of her greatest passions. Throughout her career, Cherie has worked closely with doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons and regularly provides training for medical practices.