Protect & Perfect Your Complexion This Summer

If you’ve been soaking up the summer sun these past few weeks, it’s likely your skin is now feeling (and showing!) the effects. Most of us love the way we look with a golden glow, but excessive sun exposure can cause damage to all skin types, resulting in dehydration, hyperpigmentation and, in serious cases, skin cancer. Protecting your skin daily with a good quality SPF is an absolute must. Aftercare is equally important. Luckily, Courthouse Clinics offers a selection of treatments and products that will help to keep your complexion fresh and hydrated throughout the summer months.

Reveal your radiance

If you’re suffering from sun damage, pigmentation, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, a chemical peel could be just what you need. We have lots of different peel types available (and different strengths) so we can tailor your treatment to your individual skin conditions and concerns. As the name suggests, a chemical peel uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the top layers of dead or damaged skin. Your skin will be cleansed and prepped by one of our specialist aestheticians, before your chosen peel solution is applied. After it’s worked its magic, the solution will be neutralised and removed. The final stage is your aftercare plan, which will help to maximise the peel’s repair and rejuvenation effects. Peels are perfect for revitalising dull, dry and damaged complexions, but they can also tackle other common problems such as acne, blemishes, scarring and milia (milk spots). And did you know they aren’t just effective on the face? A chemical peel can also be used on your neck, back, décolletage and hands, for targeted repair. Chemical peels are a great way to give your skin a pre- or post-holiday boost (just makes sure you factor in enough recovery time and always use sun protection afterwards).

Step into the light

Lightfusion is a unique, advanced photofacial that delivers optimum skin rejuvenation and a range of anti-ageing results. It’s a relaxing, non-invasive treatment that uses phototherapy to hydrate, energise, smooth and brighten your complexion. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a soothing midsummer boost that revives and replenishes thirsty skin. Lightfusion can also be combined with other aesthetic treatments to create a more intense, youthful-looking glow. Lightfusion works by combining a unique hydrogel mask with LED technology that uses two specific wavelengths of light that are clinically proven to stimulate collagen and elastin, improve blood flow and promote better tissue oxygenation. That means you’ll see improvements to moisture levels, pigmentation, sun damage, tone, texture and wrinkles – often after just one session! Lightfusion offers plenty of long-term benefits too, especially as the treatment promotes better absorption of skincare products.

The power of product

Using the right products post-treatment can really boost results. Our aestheticians will be pleased to recommend the best choices for you, but if you’re keen to keep your skin looking fresh and flawless all summer long, here are three of our most popular products, all of which are available to purchase in clinic. Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost: This deeply hydrating moisturiser boosts the skin’s moisture levels, to nourish and protect. Skin looks and feels plumper, smoother and refreshed. And it’s suitable for all skin types and ages. Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF 30: Medik8’s most advanced day cream ever is a multitasking marvel! Perfect for summer, it incorporates an SPF 30 and 5* UVA protection. The formula also includes a Pollution Shield for unrivalled free radical and environmental protection. Elizabeth Arden PRO Triple Action Protection SPF 50: This offers superior sun protection within a light formulation that also moisturises and is a perfect base for makeup. Or dare to bare this summer thanks to the clever universal tint! For more information or advice about summer skin treatments and products – or to book an appointment – call today on 0203 907 8828. Our specialist team of advisors will be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you in clinic very soon!