helen hunt aesthetics

Skin care

Radiate health and vitality

Glowing skin that radiates health and vitality is the best thing you can do for your appearance, at any age. Modern medical-grade skin products and treatments can effectively treat active skin concerns as well as prevent future damage from ageing and the environment.

Below I have mentioned a few common concerns that I see, however everyone will benefit from an initial consultation where I can suggest an appropriate skin care regime that you can use at home, with proven results.

Cosmetic treatments can really improve our appearance, but good skincare should be your first line of defence. Our genetics, unique health concerns and lifestyle are important and of course we are all ageing. Additionally, we may have hormone imbalances from menopause, or skin concerns such as acne or rosacea.

MEDICAL-GRADE SKINCARE

Medical-grade skincare, can make a huge difference in improving matters and help prevent the ongoing damage from the environment. However, for many of us selecting skin care products from an overwhelming choice, all claiming to contain the next “miracle ingredient” can be overwhelming, expensive and give disappointing results.

At Helen Hunt Aesthetics and Skin Care I will assess your skin type and concerns and give an honest and bespoke opinion. We will also, together, schedule your follow-up appointment so that we can be sure that you feel completely confident with your, at home regime and are seeing the results you deserve. I will only recommend products that I am confident, have proven, well documented clinical research on their ingredients and beneficial effects over several years.

NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION

My free, no-obligation consultations provide the perfect opportunity for comfortable and confidential care. Receive my honest and expert advice in a professional environment to find the treatment best suited to your individual needs and desired results. All of my treatment plans are bespoke, so you know you will receive independently tailored treatments. You can contact me today for more information.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Helen Hunt Aesthetics cannot guarantee specific results.

Acne

Acne is surprisingly common – in fact, it is the most common skin condition in the UK, affecting an estimated 80% of the population at some point.

Although it is commonly associated with puberty and the teenage years, it can continue into adulthood with some people suffering into their 30’s and beyond. Acne is most commonly seen on the face, chest or back and its very visibility is part of the problem for the sufferer, as it is a very public condition.

Treating acne can sometimes be difficult, at Helen Hunt Aesthetics and Skin Care I understand how to address the correlating factors associated with acne formation. Depending on the severity of your acne it can be treated with a variety of peels, products and medications.

The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your acne, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend what treatment and products will benefit you the most.

I would normally recommend:

– Skin peels
– Medical grade skincare products

More Information:

“How severe is your Acne”

 

acne

FURTHER INFORMATION AND SELF HELP

There are six main types of spot caused by acne:
  • Blackheads – small black bumps that develop on the skin, caused by overactive sebaceous glands which have produced too much oil which cause the pores to clog up, and when exposed to the air causes oxidisation and blackheads to form
  • Whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed
  • Pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, caused by a build-up of pus
  • Nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
  • Cysts – the most severe type of spot caused by acne; they’re large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring.
These self-help techniques may be useful:
  • Don’t wash affected areas of skin more than twice a day. Frequent washing can irritate the skin and make symptoms worse.
  • Wash the affected area with a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse.
  • Don’t try to ‘clean out’ blackheads or squeeze spots. This can make them worse and cause permanent scarring.
  • Avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics.
  • Completely remove make-up before going to bed.
  • Wash your hair regularly and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face.

signs of aging

As we all know, time takes its toll on our bodies and faces. Facial skin, the neck and  hands are often the first to show signs of ageing, due to exposure to sunlight and weather.

Signs of ageing can include: – fine lines, lax skin, age spots, uneven skin texture. The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your concerns, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend which treatment and products will benefit you the most.

I would normally recommend:

– Skin Peels
– Medical-grade Skin Care products

More Information:

“Skin Condition: Aging”

Open pores

RESTORING SKIN ELASTICITY

Overactive sebaceous glands (or simply, oil glands) cause oil to constantly pass through the pores, and in some cases, clog them. This may lead to skin’s loss of elasticity, which result in enlarged-looking pores.

The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your pores, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend which treatment and products will benefit you the most.

I would normally recommend: 

– Skin Peels
– Medical-grade Skin Care products

More Information:

“Cosmetic v Cosmeceutical”

Pigmentation

The appearance of melanin pigment in our skin is triggered by the sun’s rays. Melanin absorbs sunlight and provides a certain level of natural protection from UV rays. Tanned skin is highly attractive and it’s hard to remember that a tan is a sign of sun damage.

Signs of sun damage can include: uneven pigmentation, hyperpigmentation, melasma, brown spots and freckles. The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your sun damage, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend which treatment and products will benefit you the most.

I would normally recommend:

– Skin peels
– Medical grade skincare products

More Information:

“Hyperpigmentation”

Rosacea

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. Often the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin are most involved. A red enlarged nose may occur in severe disease, a condition known as rhinophyma.

Rosacea can be controlled to some degree with long-term treatment, but sometimes the changes in physical appearance can have a significant psychological impact. Rosacea generally develops gradually, and can be a very difficult and embarrassing condition for the patient which can leave them looking red and flushed all day long.

As well as coloured and flushed, rosacea can also be itchy or painful and develop spots which can become inflamed. In addition, the veins and capillaries may become larger and more visible, appearing to be nearer the surface of the skin.

LONG TERM TREATMENT

There’s currently no cure for rosacea, but treatment can help control the symptoms. Long-term treatment is usually necessary, although there may be periods when your symptoms improve and you can stop treatment temporarily. The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your rosacea, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend what treatment and products will benefit you the most.

I would normally recommend:

– Medical grade skincare products

More Information:

“Skin Conditions Facts: Rosacea”

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