Holiday Prep Treatments 9th May 2019

Summer Ready Skin with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Summer is firmly on the horizon, and it won’t be long before we’re all enjoying longer days in the sunshine! Whether you’re planning on enjoying the season at home, or jetting off for a well-deserved vacation, chances are you’ll want your skin to look its very best no matter what. The harsh effects of winter, combined with changing temperatures can leave skin feeling tired, dull, and less than lustrous, and with more of it on show, it is only natural that patients will seek treatments for their biggest concerns in the Summer months. However, leaving it until the sun is shining often means it can be too late for your treatments to take effect before the colder weather draws in once more. Learn more about holiday preparation treatments below.

Hair removal

One of the biggest concerns in the summer months surrounds unwanted body hair. For many of us, lounging by the pool or going out in your new favourite shorts can not be the positive experience we were hoping for when accompanied by the spots we missed in our at-home hair removal routine, or else the negative effects of shaving or waxing, such as cuts, stubble, or ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers a wonderful alternative, but is not a quick fix. For effective results, a series of treatments spaced about a month apart are required. For this reason, sessions should begin long before the Summer season starts.

Removing imperfections

Keeping cool and staying stylish in the Summer means thinner clothing that covers far less, and with more skin on display, this can reveal various unsightly imperfections that can be more comfortably covered in the Winter months. Commonly, we see patients looking to remove insecurities such as moles, cysts and skin tags, scars, and areas of irregular pigmentation, such as birthmarks. Treating these conditions in plenty of time for summer is key for a safe, and healthy, healing period, allowing you to show off your flawless skin when the warm weather finally arrives!

Capturing Your Summer Glow

Often, rather than addressing specific skin concerns, patients instead look for a more complete skin rejuvenation for reducing the signs of ageing and keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. The harsh winter weather can leave the skin dry, dull, and tired, which is less than ideal for the Summer, when you want to look and feel your best with an all-over glow. Laser rejuvenation, dermal fillers, mesotherapy and microneedling can all help to improve the tone, texture, and appearance of your complexion for a younger, healthier look, ready for warmer months.


Staying protected

Whilst basking in the sunshine can leave us with a gorgeous looking tan, and has a host of benefits for the skin, it is important to remember that harmful rays can cause irrevocable damage in the long run. Prevention is better than cure when it comes to sun damage, so it is absolutely vital to ensure the skin is protected with an SPF that is strong enough for your needs- we recommend no less than 30. Whilst this is doubly important during the hotter season,taking steps to protect the skin year round is vital, and can make all the difference in keeping your skin healthy and looking its best.


For more information, or to book a consultation with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi to form a bespoke treatment plan, please get in touch today.

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