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Facials and Chemical Peels

Let's start with facials...

Facials are both luxury and necessity. They allow you some time to relax and pamper yourself while giving you glowing, healthy skin at the same time. At Somalogic Laser Clinic, we believe that getting a facial every month is the most effective way to get and maintain the skin you love.

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Its relaxing. You will also feel better and have clearer skin.

Facials that address:

  • Oily skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dry skin
  • Red skin and facial veins
  • Peels to address dull-looking skin

We have easy-to-follow, hassle-free, bang-for-your-buck solutions! No heavy products. We’ll give you an effective 2-step system.

Stick to it!

Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. With as little as three products, you can have a powerful skincare routine.

For those guys who like to take more time and follow a routine that sets out a daytime and nighttime routine, we can do that for you too!

How To Guide: Cleansing

WHEN: MORNING & NIGHT

Every morning, wash your face with either a gel or cream cleanser, that is made for your skin type. Cleansing first thing in the morning refreshes you by removing dull skin and impurities and oily build up.

Before you go to bed, wash your face to prevent oil and other pore-clogging bacteria from sitting on your face all night.

HOW

Wash your face in the shower or splash

As you apply the face wash, gently rub in circles. When you’re done, rinse with cool water to close the pores and then pat dry.

After washing, your face should feel clean, but not too clean or tight. Tightness is a sign of excessively dry skin – which can cause irritation, acne, premature wrinkles, and excess oil production.

You wouldn’t put diesel in a petrol tank, would you? So why use the incorrect product and cause undue harm to one of your biggest asset, your face?

Washing your face more than twice a day is completely unnecessary. We’re talking to you, guys with oily skin. Over-washing sets your sebum glands (the skin’s oil glands) to go into overdrive, creating excess oil.

How To Guide: Scrubbing

WHEN: MORNING

Scrubbing (exfoliating) your face should be done 1 – 3 times a week after cleansing your face, depending on your skin type. Guys with oily-type skin should exfoliate more often, while men with sensitive/dry skin less often.

An appropriate facial scrub is an extremely versatile product – not only is it important to a skin care regimen, but it’s the secret weapon you’ve been missing in your shave routine too. Exfoliators with enzymes are smooth while those with beads can also be used.

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and other build up on your skin. That helps new, healthier skin cells reveal themselves, improving your complexion. Guys with oily skin probably don’t need to be told this, but the less build-up on your skin, the fewer clogged pores and breakouts you’ll have.

Before a shave, scrub the shave area. This discourages ingrown hairs and bumps. Not enough men take the time to prepare their skin before shaving.

You want your facial hair to be protruding as high above the skin as possible, allowing for a cleaner cut and preventing it from growing back into the skin. A men’s face scrub will do this.

HOW

Using a face scrub is a lot like using a face wash. Wet your face beforehand with warm water and use a small amount of scrub, gently rubbing in circles around your entire face (or shave area).

Focus on the nose, forehead, and neck. When done, rinse with cool water and pat your face dry.

Never use a scrub more than three times a week and only once a day. Guys have a tendency to go overboard with face scrub because it “feels like something is happening” when using it.

Take it easy – overusing a scrub can cause dryness, irritation, and excess oil production.

How To Guide: Hydrate

WHEN: MORNING & NIGHT

Hydrating the face, or moisturizing, is nothing more than applying cream to your skin.

Moisturizing offers a plethora of benefits: it makes the skin firmer, prevents water loss, prevents age spots and has an anti-aging effect.

As you age (even in your early 20’s), your skin’s cells can’t hold as much moisture as they used to – mostly because your body produces steadily fewer skin proteins called collagen.

Moisturizing delivers hydration and essential nutrients to skin cells so you can continue to look fresh, youthful, and healthy.

HOW

After washing or scrubbing your face and thoroughly patting dry, apply a men’s face moisturizer over your entire face. Take special care to hydrate around the forehead and eyes.

You only need a little bit of product. If you have dry skin, you may need to reapply a small amount again in the evening. Guys with oily skin – don’t skip the hydration step.

Using just a small amount of face moisturiser every day will keep oil in check and reduce blemishes.

Prevention

What’s the easiest way to have great looking skin your entire life? Prevention. Unfortunately, most guys think of their skin last when it comes to overall physical health.

Preventing skin issues starts with protecting yourself from the sun and fighting off the aging process.

HOW

SPF: Use sunscreen on all exposed parts of your skin. Nothing will age and damage your skin faster than the sun. Make sure to use sunscreen that has at least SPF 30. Most sunscreens – even “natural” versions – are made with some pretty suspect chemicals and ingredients. They also leave you looking ghostly white or grey. At Somalogic Laser Clinic we will guide to through that minefield to an oil-free, non-shiny option.

Eye Cream: Like to stay up late? Often have dark circles or bags under your eyes? Eye cream is your secret weapon to looking good. Bags and dark circles accumulate around the eyes when you don’t get enough sleep. Some people have a genetic tendency but there is help out there for those cases too. Eye cream ingredients stimulate the area around the eyes, reducing puffiness and fluid build-up. The best eye creams for men contain caffeine; usually in a serum or gel base, it’s an incredible stimulant that drains blood back into the body.

Anti Aging Cream: We recommend using a Peptide formulation from age 30 up. every night before you go to bed. Why use it at night? Your body repairs itself as you sleep, so applying anti-aging cream at this time works with the body’s natural restorative process. Hesitant to let the world know you care about aging? No worries – using an anti-aging cream or lotion at night keeps it between just you and your pillows!

"Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle." - Erno Laszlo

Chemical Peels

The concept? A peel is an acidic formula that loosens your face’s dead skin cells, ideally yielding a less dull you.

Are you a good candidate for a chemical peel? Characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for chemical peels.

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

Contact Somalogic Laser Clinic to book your consultation.

  • You have sun-damaged skin
  • You have significant facial wrinkling
  • Your skin colour is uneven with blotchiness, sunspots and brown spots
  • You have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven
  • You have certain large pores and oily skin
  • Acne or ingrown hair from shaving
  • Dry skin

Approximately 30min.

If you are looking to uncover the smooth and younger skin beneath what you have now - This is the solution for you!

Detailed Procedural Info - For the guys who want all the technical details.

HOW IS A CHEMICAL PEEL PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Most often, your treatment will be performed by a licensed skincare professional at a laser clinic – Such as Somalogic Laser Clinic. Peels involve the application of a chemical solution to your entire face or just to certain regions, such as the crow’s feet area around your eyes or the vertical wrinkles around your mouth or in the case of acne different concentrations to the areas where stronger solution is needed. The beauty of chemical peels is that they can be totally customized to your needs.

The chemical solution is either applied lightly or rubbed more vigorously onto the skin ( as would be the case if treating pigmentation) being treated using a swab, or brush (avoiding your eyes and lips). During peel application, you may experience a slight tingling (light to medium peels) or a burning sensation (deep peels). These sensations are usually minimal for light and medium peels but is more severe for deep peels. The length of time the solution is allowed to work is determined by carefully observing the changes in the appearance of your skin and the acid being used. Some peels are time dependent that means you keep it on the skin for a few minutes then remove others are layer dependent which translates into the more layers you apply the deeper the peel, these are usually not neutralized. They self neutralize.With certain types of chemical peels, the solution may be “neutralized” after an appropriate amount of time has elapsed.

The different types of chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength and or the PH of the product. The lower the PH the stronger the effect. Don’t be fooled by the sound of 20% . The depth of their peeling action may also be determined by factors such as how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied onto the skin and once again the PH pf the product.

No specific post procedure cream is necessary after a light or medium peel and you can expect little to no downtime. However, after a deep peel, a thick coating of barrier cream is layered over the face, these peel are how ever less popular amongst the guys and you will be properly prepared should you decided to have one done.

Chemical peels exfoliate dead cells and can improve texture, acne, sun damage and congested pores. Deeper peels can address wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

What are my options?

Glycolic (AHA) Peel

Generally, the most superficial peels are those using alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acid. AHA peels can reduce the effects of aging and sun damage including fine wrinkling and brown spots. Sometimes a single treatment with an AHA peel will give your skin a fresher, healthier appearance. No anesthesia is needed and you will only feel a mild stinging sensation when the solution is applied. Immediately after the procedure, you can return to work (These are popular lunch hour peels).

Lactic Acid Peel

A Lactic peel is very safe and popular in winter to relieve dryness. There is no peeling and you can return to work straight after. It takes 30 min to a fresher you.

Beta or Salicylic Acid Peel

A Beta peel is the most popular peel for guys by far as it addresses oily skin issues and blackheads. There are two options in this line of chemical peeling, one that results in visible flaking and the other does not.

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