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)

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

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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.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Four steps to preventing tooth decay

1. Drink only plain water, coffee/tea without sugar (adults only) or plain milk in between meals. Juices/fizzy drinks advertising as ‘low sugar’ or ‘sugar-free’ may still cause decay.

2. When you get hungry, eat only food or drink that does not contain sugar (see below for a suggested snack).

3. Have sugary foods, or drinks (including fresh and diluted juices) only at mealtimes, not between meals.

4. Brush your teeth, with a fluoride toothpaste, morning and night for 2 minutes each time and ‘Spit not rinse’- ensure you do not rinse your mouth with water following tooth brushing so that the fluoride in the toothpaste can protect your teeth against tooth decay.

Suggestions for snacks

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Carrot and cucumber sticks
  • Nuts (not for under 5 years old or those with a nut allergy)
  • Unsweetened crackers
  • Oatmeal biscuit
  • Crispbread
  • Rice cakes
  • Bread rolls
  • Toast
  • Any Cheese
  • Hummus
  • Marmite
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Savoury sandwiches (e.g. tuna and cucumber, egg and cress, cheese and carrot etc…)

Please note that the frequent consumption of fruit between meals can cause decay and erosion due to natural sugars and acids in the fruit.

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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


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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

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Facial Massage

Anti-ageing facial massage you can do at home during the lockdown.

This is one of those fundamental steps a lot of people tend to leave out. Prior to your daily cleaning and moisturising routine, a facial massage is beneficial to our face because it helps with blood circulation, reduces wrinkles and lines and is a good way to slim down and detoxify lymph drainage of our face.  For those who wake up with a ‘puffy’ face, facial massage can help to reduce it.

It is simple to do a facial massage at home; it does not take long.  Simply remove your make up, cleanse your face with a facial cleanser, apply a layer of hydrating tonic on your face (and neck) and follow by using a good hydrating serum which is suitable for your skin condition. Then, use a couple of drops of facial oil and start the massage.

After 1-2 minutes of massaging your face and neck, you can finally apply the night moisturiser. After doing this regime for 3-4 weeks, you will be able to see a significant skin lift and glow in your face.

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