Skincare v injectables.  Which path should you take?
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Skincare v injectables. Which path should you take?

The aesthetics industry has grown hugely over recent years with new clinics springing up, a multitude of new products being developed and many new treatments being launched. Whilst consumer choice is always healthy, it can also sometimes be confusing when there is too much and when products are heavily marketed.  

The recent rise in injectable treatments is a good example, with Botox and dermal fillers becoming highly desired and often requested. Injectables certainly need to have their place in patient treatment programmes, but as the marketing and promotion of injectables has increased, skincare has perhaps been left behind, often to the patient’s detriment. 

At Illuminate we frequently see patients who ask for dermal fillers, thinking that this treatment will be the cure-all for their skin.  But if their skin is, for example, sun-damaged and leathery, no amount of filler will solve this problem.   

A good skincare programme on the other hand can, and once you have rejuvenated smooth, healthy skin, then injectables may be a great treatment option to help showcase itgiving it the support structure that it needs to look its best and that may have been lost over time 

Dr Sophie comments: “If I had to pick one over the other, I would pick good skincare over injectables in most situations. But it is important to get the right advice, based on your own individual condition, and equally important to be using the right skincare products for your skin type and condition. Using the wrong products or overuse of skincare products, some of which can be very active, can do more harm than good, so always book a skin assessment and full patient consultation with an expert, before deciding which treatment path to do down. ” 

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South 2019

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Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

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Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

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Kent Women in Business 2015

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Aesthetics Awards

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

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Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

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