Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

When Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep; Cosmetic Treatment

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

When Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep; Cosmetic Treatment

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ALMOST everyone has something they would like to change about their body.

But if it's perfect skin you are after and you don't mind putting your hand in your pocket there are experts on hand to deal with everything from unsightly scars to wrinkles.

Leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons offer a range of services at skin clinics across the country.

Laser hair removal allows you to say goodbye to waxing and shaving.

It works by focusing a laser beam on the hair follicles beneath the skin surface to quickly and safely disable the follicle and stop the hair from growing.

Lasers can also be used to remove acne, birthmarks and tattoos.

If signs of ageing are creeping up on you skin rejuvenation treatments are safe, non-invasive ways of improving the tone, texture and condition of your skin.

Many skin clinics also offer a skin health check to assess any moles you are concerned about.

If a mole is suitable for treatment experts can use advanced laser technology or an excision procedure to remove them with minimal discomfort and a barely detectable scar.

One woman reaping the benefits of treatment is Diane Troy, 41, who has had Botox and filler treatments at Middlebrough's Skin clinic.

"I just basically wanted to lift myself up a bit," said Diane, a care assistant from Yarm. "Everyone wants to look a bit younger.

"At first I was very nervous wondering what was going to happen but it was fine. It's over and done with in a couple of minutes.

"It is expensive initially but it's worth it in the long run especially when you think what you spend on make-up and creams and things. It's made a big difference."

Sk:n, based at the James Cook University Hospital site in Marton Road, is part of a national network of specialist clinics offering a range of innovative cosmetic and laser treatments along with dermatologically proven skin care products. …

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