The Curse of The Irish Complexion

The Curse of The Irish Complexion

Often our delicate and fragile skin can be seen as a curse. What was once grand rosy cheeks, we know now are red veins and broken capillaries. Add to that our harsh winter winds and rain coupled with indoor central heating and a good blast of sun on our annual holidays – it’s a recipe for all sorts of unappealing skin problems. But the good news is the damage can be undone with CFT (Combined Facial Therapy) otherwise known as ‘The’ Celebrity Facial! With last year’s #nomakeup make-up trend continuing to gain ground for 2017, great skin is your best foundation.

What is CFT or Combined Facial Therapy? The Midas Touch Skin & Laser Clinic use CFT, a combination of skin peels and advanced laser technology IPL (intense pulsed light) to improve the overall appearance of the skin. The skin peel both improves the effect of the IPL treatment by allowing the intense pulse light to penetrate to the epidermis more effectively. It also brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and cleaning the skin of impurities. The skin reacts by increasing the production of collagen which ‘irons out’ fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in improved skin texture. Laser is also used for the removal of pigmentation marks and red veins.

How is the treatment carried out? A pre-peel product will be advised for you during your free consultation and must be used at home for at least two weeks prior to your first peel. This will prepare your skin but should not be used in the 24 hours immediately prior to treatment. As individuals react in different ways to the laser treatments, a skin test is always carried out 48 hours prior to first treatment to ensure that there are no adverse reactions. This gives you a chance to experience how it feels and ask any questions.

Length and Number of treatment sessions? Typically 3 to 6 treatments will be needed at three week intervals. The treatments will usually take about 40 minutes.