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Help! I’m a bride with a serious skin concern!

Getting engaged should be the most wonderful moment of perfect happiness. But for a lot of people who have a skin problem that they feel really insecure about, the realisation that they will be standing up in front of everyone they know, having hundreds of pictures taken and being under scrutiny for an entire day… it can be daunting. Luckily though, there are lots of cosmetic and medical treatments you can turn to for the help you need to feel confident and excited about your big day. 

IPL to the rescue

There is help to be found, no matter what your skin concern! Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a light-based treatment that helps with a wide variety of problems. By using special cutoff filters, IPL is able to penetrate deeply into the skin, and provides specialised treatments by targeting different structures within the skin. 

Rosacea or thread veins

Vascular imperfections like thread veins and rosacea are really hard to deal with, and rosacea in particular is really uncomfortable when it flares up. If you’re prone to flaring up when stressed, you’ll probably be worried about having to deal with it on your wedding day, but luckily, there are cosmetic treatments you can turn to for help! Intense Pulsed Light uses beams of filtered light to target the unwanted blood vessels on the surface of the skin, and stimulate your body’s healing response to get rid of them. You don’t have to worry about covering up thread veins on your wedding day, or dealing with an uncomfortable ‘flush’ either!

Acne

Every bride dreads getting a spot on their wedding day, but for some of us, it’s not ‘if’ we’ll get a spot, it’s ‘how many’ spots we’ll have. Acne wreaks havoc on our self-esteem, especially as adults, and even more so as women who are experiencing the pressure to be the perfect bride. Intense Pulsed Light treatment for acne works by subduing the sebaceous glands, therefore reducing the amount of oil in the pores, and removing one of the key causes of acne. It also kills bacteria, which is another key factor in the formation of acne spots. If it’s acne scarring you’re struggling with, IPL can also help by stimulating collagen production beneath the scarred skin, to restore an even texture. 

Hyperpigmentation 

It can be really hard to cover up hyperpigmentation with makeup, especially if you have it somewhere other than your face. IPL Photorejuvenation treatments help to remove the pigmented cells by stimulating the body’s healing response, just like with thread veins. The pigmented cells are removed naturally, and in their place, you’re left with even-toned skin that you can finally feel confident about. 

Premature Ageing

There are several reasons why your skin might start to look older than it should – smoking, living in a polluted area, stress, lack of sleep, dry skin, dehydration and even genetics all contribute. A course of Intense Pulsed Light will stimulate collagen production, for firmer, smoother and younger looking skin.

When you’re looking into IPL treatments, it’s absolutely essential that you get yourself booked in for a full course, otherwise, you just won’t see the effects you’re looking for on your wedding day. IPL is a very advanced treatment and your therapist has been expertly trained to deliver safe and effective results – but great results take time. Don’t delay, find your nearest therapist here, and give them the chance to give you the skin you’ve always dreamed of!

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