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Laser hair removal is a wonderful, modern hair removal method that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. For years, unwanted hair has been removed through painful waxing, time consuming hair removal cream, or tedious shaving, but laser hair removal has revolutionised the way we take care of that unwanted hair.  At Innovations Advanced Skin Care & Beauty, we are pleased to offer medical grade Cynosure laser hair removal to our clients throughout the North East from

Ahh New Year’s Resolutions, they’re a minefield! Make them, break them, feel like a failure. Don’t make them, don’t change. Happily, there is another way, and we’ll take you through it in this blog. When it comes to skincare there are plenty of changes both big and small you can make that will impact your skin in a positive way. Making a realistic plan with your skin pro means you’ll have expert guidance, and we always

You could be forgiven for thinking we’re here to talk about hydrating products to keep your skin moisturised as we hit the cooler months, and we will! First up though, we’re going to look at hydration on a broader level, through the lens of wellness. Our focus on wellness is all about finding ways to improve your skin through healthy lifestyle choices that complement our high-tech, supercharged skincare, so you hit your skin goals sooner and

Halloween, the season of spooks, dressing up, and masks, is just around the corner. When it comes to skincare, if there’s ever a holiday to embrace the face mask, it has to be Halloween. Are you heading out in full scary makeup? Curling up with a terrifying movie? Either way, make sure you get your skin involved with these easy-to-try hacks for the face masking season… Hack 1 - Trick? Or treat? Choose wisely for your

  Does microneedling work on "ice pick" acne scars? While every patient may respond differently, microneedling can be effective for improving the appearance of indented "ice pick" acne scars as it rebuilds healthy collagen under these narrow depressions. Can I do microneedling if I have skin of colour? Microneedling is safe for most skin tones since it poses little risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation issues that traditional laser resurfacing does. However, it's still best to consult a skin therapist experienced

Why is Autumn the Best Time to Get a Chemical Peel? There's something about the back-to-school vibes of September that gets us thinking about renewal. As autumn arrives, we put away the flip-flops and the shops become full of autumnal layers. We want to feel fresh, and this goes for our skin too, meaning autumn is an optimal time to meet your skin pro for a seasonal skincare review. Affectionately known as "peel season" in the beauty world,

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) refers to the process of water evaporation from the skin's surface through the outermost layer, the epidermis. It is a natural occurrence that helps regulate body temperature and maintain skin hydration. However, excessive TEWL can lead to skin dryness, dehydration, and compromised skin barrier function. It is commonly influenced by factors such as environmental conditions, humidity levels, and specific skin conditions.   The appearance of the skin surface can vary based on various

“Exfoliation” – no big deal, right? Most of us are au fait with the process of buffing or scrubbing away dead skin to make way for younger, healthier skin cells. No scare factor involved; we’ve all been doing it for eons. But what if we said, “CHEMICAL exfoliation” or “ACIDIC exfoliation”? Is it a different story? Is a small voice telling you to run for your life? We get it, ‘chemical’ and ‘acidic’ don’t automatically

We promise, you are not the only one who tends to breakout in the summer months. The combo of higher temperatures, heightened oil production, and increased sweat leads most of us to experience blocked pores, breakouts, or the dreaded summer shine.  You’re not alone! It’s just that more oil means there’s more chance that pores will get blocked up, which is essentially what a blemish is. So, what can we do to wave bye bye