UV Skin assessment
Diagnosis for the skin.
At Laserpod we know having problem skin is a killer for your confidence. All of our clients can benefit from joining us for a FREE facial assessment. This will give us an in depth look at your face and help us to recommend the right treatment for you.
What happens in a skin assessment?
Your skin assessment is completely safe and painless. All you need to do is pop your head inside our Uv machine so we can see how healthy your skin is. Our Wood Lamp will highlight areas of pigmentation, dry skin, oiliness and give our aesthetic therapist the perfect tools to recommend the right treatment for your skin type.
Why do you use the Wood lamp Examination?
Woods lamps examinations expose the skin to black light, which is invisible to the naked eye because of its ultra-violet spectrum. This means that imperfections and areas of oil or dryness are far easier to see. If you look at yourself through UV any areas of pigmentation will be highlighted
How do I prepare for a skin assessment?
We will ask you to remove any skin creams or makeup. The reason for this is that most makeups and face cream contain UV protection from the sun to protect your skin. This is great news for your skin as we all need to remember to protect ourselves from the harmful sun rays but bad news for looking at your skin through a UV machine. If you have sun screen on we won’t see all the details
What happens during my assessment?
During the skin assessment once you are feeling relaxed and comfortable you can begin. The skin assessment is really quick and most clients really like seeing themselves lit up. To begin you place your head into a darkened box with an ultra-violet light. (there is a mirror inside so you can see what Siobhan is seeing, so you can understand her diagnosis) If you feel worried at any point just come out of the box, Simple as that.
What do the colours show?
- Dark areas show as pigmentation, hormonal and sun damage
- Healthy skin shows as light blue
- White is thickened skin
- Yellow is oil and sebum
- Purple is dehydration
As we can see below the skin surface , we can determine which treatments and products are best suited to your concern.
What kind of treatments might you prescribe?
This depends on what we see and is individual to each client but as an over view.
Clients with scarring, pigmentation, sun damage, open pores, enlarged pores and acne could benefit from:
Skin peel – For a smooth and clear complexion we might prescribe a series of Milk peels or mask peels. These lactic acid treatments minimise the appearance of fine lines, help prevent acne, regulate oily skin and leave your complexion healthier. These are non invasive treatments which take around 30 mins with just a small amount of redness. Read more about skin peels here.
Neogen Spa – This incredible new technology offers you a plasma facial! Put simply it tricks your skin into believing it has been damaged which allows your skin to stimulate more collagen leaving you with tightened skin, less lines, reduced scarring and pore size and an overall improved complexion. We have also seen some great results for clients with active acne too. If you have ever had a derma roller but found it too painful this is the treatment for you. This treatment might leave you with some dry skin and redness for a few days. Read more about the Neogen Spa here
Derma Rollers – if you can see scarring and lines another effective and safe treatment is the derma roller. This treatment is also known as micro needling and damages the skin with hundreds of tiny skin pricks which tricks your skin into regenerating. The Derma Roller is a great solution for people who want to tackle the signs of ageing. Read more about the Derma roller treatment here
So if you want a FREE skin assessment come along to Laserpod and let us diagnose and treat your skin.
Acne, acne scarring, open pores, pore size, skin tighening, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and premature ageing.
therapists (20- years experience) and all facial injectables are carried out by GDC registered dentists.
Skin problems we can treat
Acne treatments- Premature ageing – Scarring – Skin Rejuvenation – Plasma Resurfacing _ Skin Rejuvvenation
Siobhan made me feel safe comfortable and at ease throughout my treatments and the effects are amazing!
Really great treatment, it was much less painful than any previous treatments I have received and it was amazingly quick – only a couple of minutes for a bikini line. It’s made me decide that I will definitely do other areas of my body, much better than waxing.