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“Skin Resurfacing”… what is that?!

….once upon a time that statement would have sounded totally bizarre and I wouldn’t have had a clue what you were talking about. It definitely wasn’t something I had ever considered before as part of my non-existent beauty regime, especially as it involved Lasers and even simply looking in a mirror!

Now, though, it’s a totally different story. As a Laser Therapist, I have had to force myself to look into that unfriendly mirror, I have learnt to understand more about my skin and I have become more aware of what my skin is capable of achieving, simply with the added assistance of a little light! ….not just any old light I might add, specially filtered wavelengths of laser light!

One particular wavelength for example, is the 2940nm Fractional Laser which is designed to omit a beam of filtered laser light which safely penetrates the skin and is then absorbed by water (a major component of your skin tissue cells). This absorption causes small columns of thermal damage which then stimulates and triggers the production of fibroblasts and collagen. After treatment, the new collagen filled cells replace the old skin tissue and your skin tone becomes more even, smooth and less lined! Exciting!

Because it is a treatment that I offer my clients, and even though I have tried it before in the past, I thought it would be useful to others if I could document the progress  -  I am even curious to see if and how much I can delay my own aging process!

(Please note: to aid my memory, some sections of this blog have been written from notes which I jotted down at different stages over the week following my most recent treatment session, just in case parts of this blog don’t make sense!)

As you can imagine, as with anything new (or forgotten!), even though I had a fractional treatment session over a year ago, I was still a little nervous. Generally the treatment is described as having some level of discomfort and even though this discomfort is also described as minimal and tolerable, I am a big  wuss and was really not looking forward to it. Luckily for me though, I had a caring technician who was prepared that I might flinch, or jump, or whatever and she talked me again through each stage of what to expect, how it would feel and explained that actually, I would survive and have beautiful skin at the end of it! This helped put me at ease and I am so glad that I tried it, again!

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Strouden Park Medical Centre (SPMC) is the first medical centre to house its own Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner actually onsite. The scanner is ideal for patients who suffer from claustrophobia as its design allows easy patient positioning with maximum comfort, minimal noise & no scary enclosed spaces! The scanner can be used for bones and soft tissue and specialises in extremity scans of hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles & knee which allows a more precise diagnosis than that of an x-ray.

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Although I consider myself a ‘local’ to the Bournemouth area, specifically a ‘local’ to Charminster, I had never noticed the hidden treasure of Strouden Park Medical Centre before, which is discreetly located off Bradpole Road, opposite Castle Point Shopping Centre*. ‘Hidden Treasure’ is not usually a phrase you would term to a Medical Centre, but for this centre I feel it’s appropriate. Not only is SPMC located in its own private grounds, (with adequate parking for its visitors - which can be an additional unwanted pain when visiting your local GP!) it is also the proud owner of specialist MRI scanner (the non-scary kind, I’ll go more into that later… See Blog 2!) and, even more recently it is now home to its own onsite Beauty Clinic…. 

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