The pursuit of youthful skin fuels a multi-billion dollar global skincare industry.
The hope of finding a skincare cream to use at home to help you look young and fresh is obvious. It is certainly cheaper and more convenient than heading off for a professional treatment such as Botox injections. But is it as effective?
This month in particular has seen a couple of new products hit the shelves with reported celebrity fans. Superdrug have launched an eye cream containing Tetrapeptide-21 which tackles the eye area; which was found to reduce the appearance of crows feet by nine per cent if used daily for 28 days by stimulating the body to produce more collagen. In addition, a stem-cell serum at £24 has sold out after reports of significant improvement in the condition of the skin.
However, neither of these could go as far as professional cosmetic treatments such as botox or dermal fillers, which work at a level deeper within the skin than any cream could absorb.
Perhaps we should not be tempted to think of skincare products vs cosmetic treatments – there is a very valid place for both. Just as advocates of botox and fillers would not sacrifice good daily skincare, equally quality skincare fans generally understand that for maximum anti-ageing results, professional treatments can add an extra dimension.
Skincare doctors like Dr Barbara Kubicka at Clinicbe recommend good quality and effective skin care products alongside cosmetic injections, dermaroller or mesotherapy for optimum results in tackling the signs of ageing.
Dr Kubicka explains:
“A good regular skincare routine sets a vital foundation for healthy, glowing skin. In addition, I often advise my patients about the benefits of getting sufficient sleep, a healthy diet, exercise and relaxation. The patient is likely to get the best results from any professional treatment when everything works together.”
Dr Kubicka founded Clinicbe® to offer a new holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations include individual advice on nutrition and lifestyle to help tackle skincare issues from within and compliment professional treatments. In addition, Dr Kubicka can prescribe or recommend the most appropriate professional skincare for use at home.
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