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Forget the Easter eggs, choose a ‘healthy’ voucher

Easter will be here in two weeks with Good Friday on 19th April. So rather than that chocolatey Easter egg, treat someone to a voucher from us. Healthier and longer lasting!

YVoucher 2 updatedou can buy Claritas gift vouchers in any denomination from our Clinic at 23a Huntingdon Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1BG.

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You can buy gift vouchers over the phone by calling 01480 214442 and we will post them to any UK postcode FREE of charge.

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Unsure what to buy? Call or email us and we’ll happily advise you so you get it just right.

Ingrowing hairs giving you problems? Get rid of them right here

If you are one of the unlucky ones who develop ingrown hairs, life can be pretty miserable.

The skin around these hairs can swell to the size of a hazelnut and there’s often redness and tenderness, which can be really painful never mind unsightly.

However, help is at hand as laser treatment is recommended by dermatologists as the best way to prevent ingrown hairs.

Ingrown and normal hair

Ingrown and normal hair

So why do we get ingrown hairs? It happens when a new hair curls in on itself as it grows and the hair becomes trapped in the follicle. Cutting or shaving the hair too closely makes it easier for the sharpened end of the hair to pierce the skin and grow inwards.

Inflammation causes redness and localised swelling and, if infection sets in, then a pus-filled cyst can develop. Infection is usually due to staphylococcal bacteria entering the follicle and both shaving and waxing can be the causes.

Where do they most frequently occur? Ingrown hairs are most common in areas where hair is coarse or curly or with frequent shaving; in men, on their chin and neck (causing razor or shaving bumps) and on their backs and in women, in the pubic area, along the bikini line or the underarms.

If you’re prone to this, then Laser Treatment is the hair removal method of choice as the laser energy targets the hair follicle to prevent new hair growth.

Talk to us for free friendly advice!

Jeremy ‘fades to grey’ – then gone

 

Jeremy came in wanting to fade a tattoo on his back as he was planning a new piece of artwork to go in its place.

Here are the photos of it before and after just TWO sessions.

He’ll need to let the skin rest for a few weeks and then he’ll be ready to go! Job done.

Looking for similar? Talk to us and we can advise and lead you through the whole procedure.

Tattoo removal methods revealed

How to remove a tattoo and why laser tattoo removal is best

Many of us are having tattoos now, in fact almost a third of people have a tattoo by the age of 18. Sadly though, one in six people in the UK will regret having it done. A third of those with tattoos worry that they will look awful as they get older. And half of those people admit that the tattoo could hold them back in their careers.

So what can be done?

There are many options available for tattoo removal. Unfortunately though some of these techniques are not safe at all and can cause permanent scarring. It’s important when considering tattoo removal to know exactly where in your skin the tattoo exists. The diagram below of skin shows the tattoo particles lying underneath the healthy outer epidermis. So tattoo removal needs to be effective without damaging the outer layer of your skin.

tattoo skin section

Some of the different methods of tattoo removal available today.

Tip: Keep reading right to the bottom…

1. Micro dermabrasion

Micro dermabrasion involves using an abrasive device to sand down the layers of the skin. This will be incredibly painful and will result in an open wound that will have to heal. There are obviously going to be many complications of such a treatment which include pain, infection, burning, itching, scabbing, scarring, bleeding and many more.

microdermabrasion tattoo removal

 2. Salabrasion

Salabrasion is similar to microdermabrasion, but instead of using an abrasive brush or a diamond wheel, granular salt and water are used. These are blasted onto the skin with force, resulting in the stripping away of the outer layers of the skin. This technique is repeated every few days until the scarred tissue pulls away supposedly leaving healthy tissue underneath taking the tattoo with it. Yet again there are many negative side effects of this treatment and ultimately will result in very bad scarring.

salabrasion tattoo removal

3. Surgical excision

Surgical excision of a tattoo involves using a surgical knife to cut away the tattoo. This will performed under local anaesthetic injections. It can only be done if the skin can compensate for the area where the tattoo has been removed – this means can the skin be repaired? Large tattoos will require skin grafts and need multiple visits if the skin cannot be simply stitched together. The after effects of surgical excision include pain, swelling, bruising, postoperative infection and bruising.

surgical tattoo removal

4. Acid

Acid contained within certain lotions and creams can be applied to the tattooed skin to remove the ink. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. The ink particles of the tattoo sit within the mid layer of the skin, and so the acid has to burn off the outer layer of the skin before even reaching the ink. According to clinical dermatologists in the UK, anything that burns off the skin just wont work and will lead to many more complications. Many products bought over the internet contain trichloroacetic acid which is a corrosive chemical, and is actually a banned ingredient resulting in horrific burns.

acid TR

5. Tattoo removal creams

Similar again to acid removal, these creams will contain corrosive substances that will claim to fade your tattoo. As the ink lies in the middle layer of the skin, such creams will never be able to reach the tattoo pigment and will only likely result in irritated and inflamed skin that could actually result in scarring.

cream TR

6. Rejuvi and other injectable methods

Rejuvi involves having a chemical remover applied to the skin, similar to having a tattoo in the first instance. Rejuvi claims to ‘capture’ the ink particles by forming a thicker substance within the dermis and then pushing out through the outer layer of the skin along with the trapped ink particles. It all sounds very simple, but sadly it is not and has resulted in really severe scarring.

rejuvi TR

7. Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves in having the tattooed skin frozen off. Yet again though, this involves taking away the healthy unaffected outer layer of skin to reach the pigmented dermal layer. Sometimes cryotherapy can be combined with microdermasion, so the results of such treatment not surprisingly result in really bad scarring, severe pain, swelling, blistering and scabbing. post operative infection is highly likely.

cryotherapy

And last but by no means least – laser tattoo removal.
The safest and most effective method for tattoo removal available today.

8. Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the only safe and effective method to remove a tattoo without damaging the outer layer of the skin. Laser light energy penetrates the skin to reach the tattoo pigments. Different wavelengths of light will target different tattoo colours. The amount of energy delivered must be sufficient to break up the ink. Older lasers would do this in nanoseconds, and the resultant heat will fragment the heat. Too much heat will result in damage to the surrounding skin. Fortunately today we have Picosure and it’s world leading picosecond technology. The pulse duration, ie the speed, is so fast it breaks up the ink photo-mechanically rather than heating the ink. The integrity of the outer dermis of the skin is maintained and undamaged.

picosure TR

Call us today and let’s talk it through with you.  01480 214442

Just look at these results after just six PicoSure treatments!

 The proof, they say, is in the pudding! Or in this case, the reveal of an arm with little trace of a tattoo.

0516 6 laser treatemtns

And we are so pleased with the progress so far.

After only six Picosure treatments this, what was a large tattoo, is almost gone.

Discover more about our laser tattoo removal here.

 

In-growing hairs? Not nice so be rid of them!

If you are one of the unlucky few who develop in-grown hairs, life can be pretty miserable.

The skin around these hairs can swell to the size of a hazelnut and there’s often redness and tenderness, which can be really painful, never mind unsightly!

However, help is at hand as laser treatment is recommended by dermatologists as the best way to prevent ingrown hairs.

Ingrown and normal hair

Ingrown and normal hair

So why do we get in-grown hairs? It happens when a new hair curls in on itself as it grows and the hair becomes trapped in the follicle. Cutting or shaving the hair too closely makes it easier for the sharpened end of the hair to pierce the skin and grow inwards.

Inflammation causes redness and localised swelling and, if infection sets in, then a pus-filled cyst can develop. Infection is usually due to staphylococcal bacteria entering the follicle and both shaving and waxing can be the causes.

Where do they most frequently occur? In-grown hairs are most common in areas where hair is coarse or curly or with frequent shaving; in men, on their chin and neck (causing razor or shaving bumps) and on their backs and in women, in the pubic area, along the bikini line or the underarms.

If you’re prone to this, then Laser Treatment is the hair removal method of choice as the laser energy targets the hair follicle to prevent new hair growth.

Talk to us for free friendly advice!

Best tattoo removal methods revealed

How to remove a tattoo and why laser tattoo removal is best

Many of us are having tattoos now, in fact almost a third of people have a tattoo by the age of 18. Sadly though, one in six people in the UK will regret having it done. A third of those with tattoos worry that they will look awful as they get older. And half of those people admit that the tattoo could hold them back in their careers.

So what can be done?

There are many options available for tattoo removal. Unfortunately though some of these techniques are not safe at all and can cause permanent scarring. It’s important when considering tattoo removal to know exactly where in your skin the tattoo exists. The diagram below of skin shows the tattoo particles lying underneath the healthy outer epidermis. So tattoo removal needs to be effective without damaging the outer layer of your skin.

tattoo skin section

Some of the different methods of tattoo removal available today.

Tip: Keep reading right to the bottom…

1. Micro dermabrasion

Micro dermabrasion involves using an abrasive device to sand down the layers of the skin. This will be incredibly painful and will result in an open wound that will have to heal. There are obviously going to be many complications of such a treatment which include pain, infection, burning, itching, scabbing, scarring, bleeding and many more.

microdermabrasion tattoo removal

 2. Salabrasion

Salabrasion is similar to microdermabrasion, but instead of using an abrasive brush or a diamond wheel, granular salt and water are used. These are blasted onto the skin with force, resulting in the stripping away of the outer layers of the skin. This technique is repeated every few days until the scarred tissue pulls away supposedly leaving healthy tissue underneath taking the tattoo with it. Yet again there are many negative side effects of this treatment and ultimately will result in very bad scarring.

salabrasion tattoo removal

3. Surgical excision

Surgical excision of a tattoo involves using a surgical knife to cut away the tattoo. This will performed under local anaesthetic injections. It can only be done if the skin can compensate for the area where the tattoo has been removed – this means can the skin be repaired? Large tattoos will require skin grafts and need multiple visits if the skin cannot be simply stitched together. The after effects of surgical excision include pain, swelling, bruising, postoperative infection and bruising.

surgical tattoo removal

4. Acid

Acid contained within certain lotions and creams can be applied to the tattooed skin to remove the ink. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. The ink particles of the tattoo sit within the mid layer of the skin, and so the acid has to burn off the outer layer of the skin before even reaching the ink. According to clinical dermatologists in the UK, anything that burns off the skin just wont work and will lead to many more complications. Many products bought over the internet contain trichloroacetic acid which is a corrosive chemical, and is actually a banned ingredient resulting in horrific burns.

acid TR

5. Tattoo removal creams

Similar again to acid removal, these creams will contain corrosive substances that will claim to fade your tattoo. As the ink lies in the middle layer of the skin, such creams will never be able to reach the tattoo pigment and will only likely result in irritated and inflamed skin that could actually result in scarring.

cream TR

6. Rejuvi and other injectable methods

Rejuvi involves having a chemical remover applied to the skin, similar to having a tattoo in the first instance. Rejuvi claims to ‘capture’ the ink particles by forming a thicker substance within the dermis and then pushing out through the outer layer of the skin along with the trapped ink particles. It all sounds very simple, but sadly it is not and has resulted in really severe scarring.

rejuvi TR

7. Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves in having the tattooed skin frozen off. Yet again though, this involves taking away the healthy unaffected outer layer of skin to reach the pigmented dermal layer. Sometimes cryotherapy can be combined with microdermasion, so the results of such treatment not surprisingly result in really bad scarring, severe pain, swelling, blistering and scabbing. post operative infection is highly likely.

cryotherapy

 And last but by no means least – laser tattoo removal.
The safest and most effective method for tattoo removal available today.

8.Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the only safe and effective method to remove a tattoo without damaging the outer layer of the skin. Laser light energy penetrates the skin to reach the tattoo pigments. Different wavelengths of light will target different tattoo colours. The amount of energy delivered must be sufficient to break up the ink. Older lasers would do this in nanoseconds, and the resultant heat will fragment the heat. Too much heat will result in damage to the surrounding skin. Fortunately today we have Picosure and it’s world leading picosecond technology. The pulse duration, ie the speed, is so fast it breaks up the ink photo-mechanically rather than heating the ink. The integrity of the outer dermis of the skin is maintained and undamaged.

picosure TR

Look after your skin this Autumn

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a bit of a helping hand when it comes to giving your skin a helping hand. It happends naturally to us all and as we age and our skin loses its youthful tones and elasticity.

skin rejuvenation

Help is right here though.

By using pulses of laser light that reach deeply into the skin, the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin- the crucial building blocks for smooth, youthful skin. Magic! (well not really, we know it’s all about the science). You’re rejuvenated.

Book for your free consultation and we’ll explain how a rejuvenated look can be yours.

Discover more here or contact us today.

Get ready for Christmas! Your vouchers await

Now you can treat someone special to any treatment and make a happy difference to their day. Perfect for Christmas surprises!

YVoucher 2 updatedou can buy Claritas gift vouchers in any denomination from our Clinic at 23a Huntingdon Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1BG.

OR

You can buy gift vouchers over the phone by calling 01480 214442 and we will post them to any UK postcode FREE of charge.

OR

Unsure what to buy? Call or email us and we’ll happily advise you so you get it just right.

New clinic offers anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and more

Introducing Facial Aesthetics by Dr Steph France BDS | Awaken Clinic

 

Anti-wrinkle injections | Dermal fillers | Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating

We are delighted to welcome Dr Steph France BDS offering non-surgical facial aesthetics, dermal fillers and hyperhidrosis at Awaken Clinic, based at our clinic in St Neots.

Steph has been a qualified dentist for almost 30 years and has considerable knowledge of the facial anatomy. This gives her a unique advantage in assessing the balance and overall aesthetics of the face. Having trained at the world-renowned BK institutem she is a member of the IAAFA (International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics).

Awaken Clinic is now open here at Claritas and offers a range of treatments including anti-wrinkle injections.

Book a free confidential consultation.

www.awakenclinic.co.uk

Contact Us

Telephone:
01480 214 442 / 07494 216 582

Email: info@claritaslaserclinic.co.uk

Address:
Claritas Laser Clinic
23A Huntingdon St
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 1BG

The entrance is on Tebbutts Road; you’ll find our black front-door nestled between the dental surgery, ‘{my} dentist’, and hairdressers, ‘Gossip’.

Right beside our clinic, on Tebbutts Road, there are 2 large ‘pay and display’ car parks (PE19 1AW)

   

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