Category: Chemical Skin Peels

Step into Spring with Great Skin

Step into Spring with Great Skin! Revitalise tired looking skin with our top picks for Spring Saturday 16th April 2016 10am – 4pm The Gatehouse Clinic, 82 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DF 10am – 11am – Drinks and Nibbles 11am – 12.30pm – Skin Peel Demonstration by Vicki Newman on all Enerpeel Peels 12.30pm – 1.30pm – […]

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What’s your New Year Skin Resolution?

What’s your New Year Skin Resolution? The past couple of weeks have probably taken a toll on your skin; the late nights and too much festive food and drink may have left your skin feeling a little dull and neglected. If you’re looking in the mirror this morning dreaming of a fresher and healthier complexion […]

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Six of the best treatments for acne scars

Acne can be hard to live with at any age, but even more so if you’re well into adulthood. And to make things worse, it’s a tricky one to treat. Acne is a multifactorial condition. Not caused by one thing, but the interplay of several. That can include hormone changes, genetics, some cosmetics – and good old-fashioned […]

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6 reasons why you should try Chemical Peels

In recent years aesthetic skin clinics have been witnessing an increase in popularity of skin rejuvenation treatments. According to the Clinical Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology Journal 2014, the USA saw a 22% increase in the number of chemical skin peels being performed compared to 2013. With this treatment on the rise, it is becoming more […]

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Agera peel treatments – what are they like, and what can they do?

Chemical peel. The words make you feel a bit nervous don’t they? ‘Chemical’ is scary enough by itself, but add ‘peel’ into the mix and you’ve got yourself a horrific-sounding combo! It doesn’t help when articles like this one in the Daily Mail try their best to make peels seem like medieval torture. But the […]

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Holly gets a skin peel

Having written previously about her experience of Botox, Holly, our intrepid receptionist at the Gatehouse, decided it was time to try a skin peel. Here’s how she got on… So I had my first skin peel. I wasn’t really sure what this entailed, but Jenna explained to me that there would be a solution applied […]

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Can chemical peels also help prevent skin cancer?

Chemical peels are used as a treatment for ageing or damaged skin in order to return a degree of youthful vitality to the skin’s surface. A chemical peel can be used to treat fine lines, acne scars, discolouration or pigmentation and sun damage. For much of these skin complaints the main perpetrator is the sun, […]

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US reality TV star Brandi Glanville exposes skin treatment on Twitter

Like the reality stars here in the UK, those across the pond in the States suffer a similar amount of scrutiny over their actions and their appearance. The stars of hit show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills’ are currently hot property and so are never too far from a tabloid spread or expose. In […]

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Female journalist in a two month bid to turn back time

Freelance journalist, Karen Cross, realised she needed to up her beauty game when a friend thought a 10-year-old photograph of her was “from at least 20 years ago”. This comment prompted the 42-year-old writer to embark on a two-month-long overhaul, with the goal of looking 10 years younger by 2013. Writing about her experiment in […]

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Celebrities who chemical peel

Lots of women, and also men, who are in the public eye seem enviably able to avoid noticeably ageing, often looking as good as they did 10 years ago. So what’s their secret? It’s rather obvious that a good make-up department, being to afford luxury skin care products and digital retouching all help the stars […]

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How to avoid wrinkly eyes

Ageing creeps up on all of us with the most obvious signs first affecting the face. Often the area that people start to see the signs quickest, and start to dread, is the delicate eye area. This is because the skin is very thin in this area and it’s also the area that is likely […]

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Ensure the effectiveness of your chemical peel

Chemical peels and other treatments are performed with the goal of improving the skin’s condition and restoring its natural glow – whether that be for minimising fine lines or reducing acne scarring or pigmentation. However dermatologists warn that over-use or misuse of these treatments could actually result in skin looking too thin, or papery. Like […]

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Are facials worth the expense?

Many people insist that regular facials are the secret of their healthy glow whilst others consider it an unnecessary luxury and find the effects less than they were expecting. So what exactly does a facial claim to achieve and is it worth the cost? There is a multitude of facials available at varying costs but […]

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5 things to avoid to prevent prematurely ageing skin

1. Sun exposure To maintain a youthful complexion keep your exposure to the sun to a minimum – its harmful rays will contribute to wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation. When you are outside make sure you wear moisturiser that contains a high SPF. 2. Cigarettes Smoking attacks the skin and makes it age prematurely in […]

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Removing unsightly acne scars

The scarring that acne may leave behind can be as damaging to your self-esteem as the initial acne was and, unfortunately, longer lasting. Scarring occurs as a result of deep damage to the skin and can never be entirely eliminated however there are various solutions that will help to minimise the effect of scars, or […]

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How to prepare for a chemical peel

If you are about to undergo a course of chemical peels your practitioner will explain the process and what it will require. However, here are some helpful tips to give you a head start on what you can expect and what will be expected of you: 1. Let the practitioner know if you are on […]

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Pigmentation need not remain a problem

Pigmentation is the usual term for the condition hyperpigmentation and refers to dark patches that develop on the face, usually the skin. They occur because of some trauma to the skin which will usually be sun damage or the after-effects of acne. Although it is very common it can nonetheless cause distress or embarrassment to […]

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Fashion Week in the capital creates influx of skin treatments

London Fashion Week, which is being hosted this week, sees the appearance-consumed fashion elite congregate in our capital, combining the viewings of new collections whilst boasting their own fashion credentials. Though models are always under pressure to look their best, LFW is a time for fashion editors themselves to go on display and use it […]

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5 steps towards better skin

You may be considering undertaking skin care treatments such as Botox or chemical peels, in order to help improve the appearance and condition of your skin. You should also make sure you follow these easy steps however that will also help to maintain a youthful complexion. 1. Drink plenty of water Always keep well hydrated […]

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Recession bolsters non-invasive treatments

As the recession still looms evidence suggests that whilst the number of those seeking plastic surgery has reduced over recent years the number of those seeking non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers has actually increased in the same time period. There may be a few reasons for this, not least of which is […]

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Chemical skin peels – what can they treat?

Chemical skin peels are a great way to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. They can be used to treat a variety of conditions and imperfections in the skin, leaving it looking and feeling smoother, clearer and refreshed. Not only good for the skin on the face, chemical peels can also be used […]

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Sara Hawkins joins us as new Aesthetic Practitioner

Great news this week. We’ve just boosted the Aurora Skin Clinics team with a fantastic new aesthetic practitioner, Sara Hawkins IFHB. Sara comes to us with a wealth of experience as a Beauty and Massage Therapist, having expertise in a wide range of beauty treatments for both the face and body. After initially qualifying as […]

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Chemical skin peels – can I have them in summer?

Summer’s here and it’ll soon be holiday season – especially if you’re looking to escape this relentless rain! We all like to look and feel good in summer, and one of the best ways to achieve it is by having clear and glowing skin. Chemical skin peels are one of the best beauty treatments out […]

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Interview – Skin peels for acne scarring

The best way to find out about treatments is from people who’ve been there and done it. So today we’re delighted to be talking to Viv from our sister company Cosmetic Courses. Viv is currently receiving a course of chemical skin peels to help improve her acne scars. Hi Viv, could you tell us about […]

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The Recommended Chemical Skin Peel Aftercare Routine

There is a certain recommended chemical skin peel aftercare routine that you need to follow after getting a deep skin exfoliation treatment since during this stage, your skin rejuvenates itself. The necessary aftercare process will vary on the kind of peel you just received and also on the components in the serum. It’s essential that […]

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Where are Active Lines on my face and how are they best treated?

Active lines are caused by underlying muscle activity and, after a time, because of the continued action of the muscles folding, the skin produces lines which become indented. These lines are called “active lines” and occur principally in the area between the eyebrows, forehead and crowsfeet region. They can also occur in cheek areas, caused […]

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