Lines and wrinkles (and how laser therapy can help)

What causes lines and wrinkles?

Lines and wrinkles are something that everyone gets no matter how much we’d all like to pretend we won’t.

Whilst they are caused naturally by age and other factors like smoking, ultraviolet radiation is the primary cause of early wrinkling as it speeds the natural ageing process. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue – collagen and elastin fibers – which lie in the deeper layer of the skin (dermis).

What can you do to keep youthful skin?

Although it’s inevitable that wrinkles will show up at some point, taking good care of your skin can go a long way in keeping it wrinkle-free for as long as possible.

At CrownWood MediSpa, we provide ClearLift laser skin rejuvenation treatments using the revolutionary Harmony XL Pro which actively targets and treats lines, wrinkles and sun damage for fresher, tighter skin without surgery or injections.

How does ClearLift work?

ClearLift is a form of light therapy that stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and is a gentle way to resurface the skin on the face and neck. The treatment uses a specially designed fractional Q-switched 1064 laser to achieve a deep mechanical effect focusing the energy beneath the epidermis, creating a controlled dermal wound while leaving the epidermis intact. The wound healing process stimulates growth of new collagen as well as contracture and tightening of the tissue. It can be used anywhere on the face – including to decrease eye puffiness and dark circles – as well as to firm and treat the neck.

ClearLift treatments are not painful at all in fact many patients like the feel of the laser working in a positive way, deep within the skin. Known as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure because it takes only 20 minutes, it is safe for all skin types and doesn’t involve any downtime.

What is ClearLift for?

  • Sun damage
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Lost firmness and smoothness
  • Saggy jowls, jawline and neck skin
  • Eyebags
  • Droopy brow/forehead
  • Nose to mouth lines

For more information on ClearLift treatments click here

To book an initial consultation or for more information contact Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator, on 01344 300 417 or 07765 333768 or by email at pc@crownwooddental.co.uk

You can also get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MEDISPA Temporarily CLOSING

Unfortunately, the new national restrictions mean that we will be TEMPORARILY CLOSING #CrownWoodMediSpa from Thursday 5th November for the majority of treatments.

Our plan is to RE-OPEN CrownWood MediSpa on Thursday 3rd December subject to Government guidance.

If you did already have an appointment booked at the MediSpa between these dates we will be in touch shortly to re-arrange.

We are able to continue with all Dermatology treatments. So if you have an existing appointment with Dr Benjamin Lee then please attend as normal and if you’d like to book a Dermatology consultation then please call 01344 482 882.

We look forward to seeing you all really soon.

#CrownWood #MediSpa #SeeYouSoon #dermatology #dermalologist

⭐ Autumn ClearLift Laser Facial Rejuvenation Offer ⭐

Enjoy an AMAZING 50% off any CLEARLIFT Laser treatment from 14th OCTOBER to 14th DECEMBER 2020.

ClearLift is a “lunchtime procedure” (only takes 20 minutes). There is NO PAIN and no downtime, no redress and it is safe for all skin types 😀.

Try this award winning treatment at our Bracknell clinic, VOTED BEST ANTI-AGING treatment 2019-2020!

To take advantage of this amazing offer, please call Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator on 01344 300 417 or 07765 333 768

#SkinCare #ClearLift #Reading #Bracknell #FacialRejuvenation #Rejuvenation #Facelift #AntiAgingLearn more

🌟🌟20% OFF🌟🌟 ALL Aesthetics treatment in OCTOBER with Dr Anna

We’ve announced a FANTASTIC new offer of 🌟🌟20% OFF🌟🌟 for ALL Aesthetics treatment that Dr Fogli performs in the month of OCTOBER.

This means that if you book soon you could be benefiting from the following savings on some of her most popular treatments:-

🌺Thread Lifts – Was From £1,500 NOW from £1,200
🌺Non-surgical Rhinoplasty – Was from £550 NOW from £440
🌺Dermal Fillers – Was from £300 NOW from £240
🌺Face Slimming – Was from £450 NOW from £360
🌺Wrinkle Reduction – Was from £180 NOW from £144
🌺Profhilo® Anti-Ageing – Was from £400 NOW from £320
🌺Micro Needling – Was from £300 NOW from £240
🌺Wrinkle Reduction – Was from £180 NOW from £144
🌺Filler Dissolve with Hyaluronidase – Was from £250 NOW from £200
🌺Hair Restoration – Was from £2000 NOW from £1600.

To secure an appointment and grab these great savings book ASAP by calling Lisa, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator on 01344 300 417 or 07765 333 768

Some examples of Dr Anna’s work:-

Tear Troughs
Aptos Thread Lift
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Chin augmentation
Lip Fillers

#DrAnnaFogli #CrownWoodMediSpa #FacialAesthetics #ThreadLifts #Aptos #rhinoplasty #DermalFillers #FaceSlimming #WrinkleReduction #FaceSculpting #SkinRejuvenation #Profhilo #AntiAgeing #Microneedling #FillerDissolve #HairRestoration

✨ ✨ BIG NEWS AT CROWNWOOD MEDISPA ✨ ✨

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Facial Aesthetics Doctor, Dr Anna Fogli to the practice. As a highly respected Aesthetic Doctor & Advanced Facial Sculptor for over the last 10 years, Dr Anna has performed thousands of procedures.

Dr Anna Fogli

Dr Fogli will be offering an extensive range of treatments, many new to our MediSpa including Aptos Thread Lifting, and her aim for all patients is to ‘enhance individual beauty and restore and maintain youthful features in a very natural way’.

Range of treatments include:-

🌺 Wrinkle Reduction
🌺 Dermal Fillers and Face Sculpting
🌺 Skin Rejuvenation
🌺 Profhilo® Anti-Ageing
🌺 Thread Lifts
🌺 Hair Restoration

BOOK A CONSULTATION NOW
⭐️⭐️Dr Fogli is available for consultations on Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd October⭐️⭐️

☏☏ To book an appointment call Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator 07765 333768 or email pc@crownwooddental.co.uk


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Do you have a SKIN Disorder that you need help with?

Are you suffering from a problematic skin condition? If so, meet Dr Benjamin Lee our highly qualified, clinical dermatologist here at CrownWood MediSpa.

As a full-time Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Lee has over 13 years extensive experience and as well as being awarded an honorary role by the University of Surrey he is a passionate researcher of skin ageing and has many articles published in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals.

Dermatologists such as Dr Lee can treat more than 3,000 different kinds of skin conditions. Some of the most common diseases they are able to diagnose and treat include:

✔️ Skin cancer
✔️ Mole check and removal
✔️ Fungal infections
✔️ Warts
✔️ Dermatitis and eczema
✔️ Hair disorders
✔️ Acne

To book a dermatology consultation call 01344 482 882 or email Lisa, our Patient Care Co-ordinator on pc@crownwooddental.co.uk

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Harmony iPixel Skin Resurfacing

Scarred skin is lingering proof of a trauma as the skin heals by replacing injured skin cells with fibrotic tissue. Compacted scar tissue rarely fades on its own and we generally assume that most scars are left for life. With the Harmony XL Pro iPixel Laser at Crownwood MediSpa, you can give your skin a fresh start and reclaim smooth, glowing skin in just 30 minutes.

The iPixel Laser is named for the innovative pixel laser configuration, which stamps a small pin-sized pixel grid onto the skin. This powerful laser is fractionally ablative, so it heats up the compacted scar tissue with powerful, targeted wave energy that destroys the damaged tissue in the process. This laser reaches through the top layers of the skin with precise, controlled penetration and intensity.

Unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing, which burns the outer layer of skin, this new generation of treatment does minimal damage to the outer skin layer and thus minimizes redness and downtime. The ablative element of the lase happens at a deep-skin layer and uses heat to stimulate collagen production. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to stimulate the growth of new healthy skin tissue.

iPixel Skin Resurfacing is an effective treatment for:

  • Signs of ageing
  • Acne/facial scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull uneven skin tone/pigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Rough skin texture
  • Can be used on the body to treat scarring or stretch marks

For more information visit our Harmony iPixel Skin Resurfacing pages here

To book an initial Free Video Consultation or for more information contact Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator, on 07765 333768 or by email at pc@crownwooddental.co.uk

You can also get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Harmony ClearLift Laser Treatment

The ClearLIftTM Laser Facelift, also known as the “Hollywood Laser FaceLift”, is the latest, highly effective treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and clear the complexion. It can also correct hyperpigmentation issues such as freckles, sun spots, brown spots and melasma.

The treatment is fast, taking around 20 minutes, and has no downtime or redness. Often known as a “lunchtime facelift” this highly controlled Q switch non-ablative laser, which is suitable for all skin types, can not only treat puffy eyes and dark circles but also plumps up your collagen and tightens your skin.

ClearLIftTM is an effective anti-ageing treatment for :

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Pigmentation
  • Dark scars
  • Photo-damage and sun-damage
  • Puffiness and dark circles under the eyes
  • Large pores
  • Irregularities from dermal filler treatments

To watch a great video about ClearLIftTM click here

The results vary from person to person. We recommend a course of 6-12 treatments to see full results.

For more information visit our ClearLift Laser Skin Treatment page click here

To book an initial Free Video Consultation or for more information contact Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator, on 07765 333768 or by email at pc@crownwooddental.co.uk

You can also get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DermaQuest Retinol Peptide Youth Serum

This combination of retinol and peptides has a phenomenally restorative influence on the many layers of our skin. By promoting collagen and elastin production, Retinol Peptide Youth Serum effectively encourages skin to firm while filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Skin will be softer, smoother and more brilliant from the inside out as pores diminish in size and a ‘new you’ shines through.

Description / how to use

Retinol Peptide Youth Serum increases cell turnover, thickens lower dermal layers, repairs photo damage, and significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Apply a pea-size drop of serum, or thin layer of moisturizer once a week for one week, two nights a week for two weeks, three nights a week for three weeks, and then every night indefinitely.

SPECIAL OFFER

£69.99 (was £76.00)

FREE First Class Postage. FREE Collection from the practice (Wednesday’s only during COVID-19 lockdown)

While Stocks Last. Terms and Conditions Apply

TO ORDER

Contact Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator on 07765 333768 or by email at pc@crownwooddental.co.uk to order.

You can also get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


THE 10 FUN FACTS OF RETINOL

Fact #1: Retinol literally slows down the ageing process – and increases collagen production

Up to our mid-30s, our skin turns over and regenerates every 28 days. But after that, skin turnover slows down and our cells regenerate every 50-60-70 days, which leads to drier, duller, more wrinkled skin.

While most anti-ageing skincare products work on a topical level, retinol targets skin at a cellular level – sinking into your skin and speeding up cell turnover to help your body generate fresher, smoother, brand new skin. Pretty exciting!

Retinol also increases collagen production, which is responsible for smoothing, firming, plumping, and strengthening your skin. When you use retinol, you not only protect yourself from forming new wrinkles, you also treat the ones you already have.

Fact #2: Retinol doesn’t just help prevent wrinkles…

Yes, retinol smoothes your current fine lines but also prevents new ones from forming. Because it exfoliates on a cellular level, retinol also reveals brighter, smoother skin. Retinol also evens out your complexion – fading dark spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. And, last but not least, retinol treats acne by regulating oily skin and keeping pores from clogging. In fact, the popular oral acne medication Accutane is an oral retinoid.

Fact #3: Retinol & Vitamin A the same thing

Also known as Retinol, Vitamin A can help increase the appearance of firmness, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, significantly improve uneven skin tone, smooth and finally refine the surface of skin as well. Retinol is definitely a powerful multi-tasker.” Linda Blahr, Head of National Training at SkinCeuticals.

Fact #4: You shouldn’t apply retinoids during the day

Retinol breaks down in sunlight, which is why most retinol products are held in opaque packaging.  Exposure to UV light renders the product less active, which makes the use of it less beneficial. “Retinol is prone to increase photosensitivity within the skin,” says Linda Blahr, Head of National Training at SkinCeuticals. “Always use a high, broad spectrum sunscreen when using this product.”

Fact #5: Retinoids are for all skin types

While retinol is suitable for everyone, different strengths are appropriate for different skin types. Retinol can be damaging if your skin is sensitive, enhancing inflammation and causing eczema, rosacea and peeling. Retinol can be quite drying, so it is recommended for those with dry & dehydrated skin to seal the product in with a moisturiser at the very least.

Fact #6: Retinoids don’t have to irritate your skin

Retinol causes redness, dryness and even flaking – however this can easily be avoided or minimised by gradually introducing the ingredient into your skincare regime and building a tolerance to it. When you start out, choose the gentlest formula and start slowly. Apply a pea-size drop of serum, or thin layer of moisturiser once a week for one week, two nights a week for two weeks, three nights a week for three weeks, and then every other night indefinitely.

Fact #7: Retinoids do not thin the skin

Retinol actually thickens the skin, increasing cell turnover and collagen production for thicker, more youthful skin.

Fact #8: You should start using retinol in your 20’s

While there is no set time to use retinol, most dermatologists advise introducing the product in your mid-twenties, particularly if you suffer from breakouts or pigmentation. It is suggested that one uses retinol for 3 months, then takes a three month break. This is due to research that suggests cell turnover is no longer increased after 3 months of retinol usage.

Fact #9: Retinol, Retin-A & Retinoid are not the same thing

Retin-A is a prescription level retinoid that is stronger in nature, used for acne as well as aging. Retinol is the over-the-counter version of Retin-A, which becomes the active Retinoic Acid when it hits the skin. Retinoids are the family that Retin-A, Retinol & Retinoic Acid belong to. It is a chemical compound of Vitamin A.

Fact #10: Retinol cannot be used with acids

Benzoyl peroxide, AHAs & BHAs are known to reduce productivity within retinoids, so do not mix them. These will also compromise the skin, as both acids and retinol can cause irritation.

NeoStrata ProSystem Retinol Peel

NeoStrata ProSystem Retinol Peel is an advanced, physician-strength, high performance peel that contains 3% Retinol plus a Retinol Boosting Complex™ to exfoliate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help reduce acne, and improve skin laxity while promoting a bright, even and clear complexion.

The NeoStrata Skin Peel not only works at the skin’s surface to exfoliate dead, dull surface layers, it also stimulates the process of cell renewal among all layers, to reveal fresher, healthier cells. This peel has been clinically proven to:

  • Refine pore size and smooth texture
  • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve clarity and brightness
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin
  • Reduce acne and improve scars

Treatment Cost – Just £150 per session

Special Offer – 3 sessions for just £400


To visit our NeoStrata ProSystem Retinol Peel page click here

To book an appointment at our MediSpa or for more information contact Lisa Bonello, our Patient Care Co-Ordinator, on 07765 333768 or by email at pc@crownwooddental.co.uk

You can also get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.