Summer Skin Prep: Tips for Skin Tags, Moles, Scars and excessive sweating

Last Updated on : 20th May 2024

As the summer sun beckons, it’s time to shed those layers and bask in the warmth. But before you hit the beach or plan that outdoor adventure, it’s essential to ensure your skin is ready for the season. From addressing skin tags to checking moles and minimizing scars, here’s your comprehensive guide to prepping your skin for the summer months ahead.

Skin Tag Removal:

Skin tags, those small, benign growths that often appear on areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing, can be bothersome and affect your confidence, especially when sporting summer attire. While they’re harmless, many individuals opt for removal for cosmetic reasons or if they become irritated.

One of the most effective methods for removing skin tags is through professional dermatological procedures such as cryotherapy (freezing), cauterization (burning), or excision (cutting). These procedures are quick, relatively painless, and offer immediate results, allowing you to flaunt smooth skin with confidence.

Mole Checks:

With increased sun exposure during the summer months, it’s crucial to keep a close eye on your moles. While most moles are harmless, changes in size, shape, colour, or texture could be indicative of skin cancer. Therefore, regular self-examinations and annual mole checks by a dermatologist are essential for early detection and treatment. Please also check partners, especially men who often tend to be less careful with their skin.

During a mole check, your dermatologist will examine each mole, assessing its characteristics and determining if any require further evaluation or removal. Additionally, they will recommend sun protection measures and lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Scar Minimization:

Whether from past injuries, surgeries, or acne breakouts, scars can be a source of self-consciousness, particularly when wearing revealing clothing. Fortunately, there are several treatments available to minimize the appearance of scars and improve skin texture.

Laser Therapy: Laser treatments such as fractional laser therapy can effectively diminish the appearance of scars by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal.

Microneedling: This minimally invasive procedure involves using tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production and improving the appearance of scars.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels use a solution to remove damaged outer layers of skin, revealing smoother, more even-toned skin underneath. They can be particularly effective for reducing the appearance of acne scars and sun damage.

Before undergoing any scar treatment, consult with a dermatologist to determine the most suitable option based on your skin type, scar type, and desired results.

Sun Protection:

No summer skin prep routine is complete without proper sun protection. Sunscreen is your best defence against harmful UV rays that can lead to premature aging, sunburns, and skin cancer. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher, and reapply every two hours, especially when swimming or sweating. Brands we recommend include Heliocare or Eucerin Factor 100.

In addition to sunscreen, seek shade during peak sun hours, wear protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, and avoid tanning beds, which can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Excessive sweating

If you struggle with excessive sweating – injections of Botox® in the specific areas can actually help block excess nerve signals to the sweat glands. This procedure is helpful for the armpits, palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Our team of dermatologists, doctors and aesthetic practitioners at The Skin Investment Clinic in Harley Street clinic will be delighted to help you feel more confident in your skin this Summer. To book, please visit www.theskininvestmentclinic.com or call 0207 459 4976

Remember, prioritizing your skin health today will pay off in the long run, ensuring a lifetime of glowing skin and sun-safe adventures.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can book a FREE virtual skin consultation to discuss your skin concerns and I can talk through treatment options and product recommendations. Our London clinic is located at 10 Harley Street, London and you can book a FREE virtual consultation online here or visit our website for more information: https://www.theskininvestmentclinic.com/

 


 

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The Skin Investment Clinic
10 Harley Street
London  W1G 9PR

Tel:  0207 456 4976

Email: info@theskininvestmentclinic.com

To book your free virtual consultation:
www.theskininvestmentclinic.com/bookings

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