Our skin goes through a lot with this changeable Irish weather. Going from extremes of temperatures, from warm homes and offices out into biting winds, this can really take its toll! Skin can become grey, dull and tired. Lines and wrinkles are also only to deepen and appear faster, if we don’t look after our skin, a harsh fact.

The good news is that some small steps and a little expert advice can go a long way to rejuvenating our skin. Medical science has come a long way, and there are a whole host of non-invasive treatments that really can eliminate lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, tighten skin and dramatically improve our skin’s health.

Chelsea Handler fraxel picTOP TREATMENTS

The treatment of the moment has got to be Fraxel dual (we all saw the pictures of A-lister Chelsea Handler, right, who raved about the treatment recently).

How does Fraxel work? 

We asked one of our Nurses to explain the treatment in lay man’s terms!

Nurse Ciara explained: “…each time the laser is passed over the skin it causes tiny micro injuries (half the size of a head of a pin!). These micro-injuries trick the body into producing collagen which is the body’s natural response when we injure ourselves. (Collagen is a type of protein produced in the lower levels of the skin, it is this material that gives our skin that plump, full, youthful look. As we age collagen decreases which leads to a loss of volume or deflating of the skin which can leave the skin looking lined, crepey and sagging.

After fraxel, collagen production is boosted greatly and over a period of time (roughly 3 months) the collagen migrates to where it is needed leaving the skin dramatically rejuvenated. Lines are softened, in some cases eliminated and the skin’s texture is restored to years gone by! The results really are incredible. It’s generally recommended that patients have a course of four treatments, four weeks apart to achieve optimum results.

Book your free consultation today and get £100 off a single treatment and £200 off a course of treatments.

pellevePelleve – 30 Minute Eye Lift ***NEW TREATMENT***

After all, the under eye area is one of the first areas to give away our age. The non-invasive, 30 minute eye lift is a thoroughly gentle yet effective treatment that tackles the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. While a regular facial is relaxing and enjoyable, from our 30s onwards, we really need to be having a treatment that has on-going benefits.

The 30 minute eye lift uses the radio-frequency “Pelleve” treatment and has the following benefits:

  • Instantly improves quality of the skin

  • Instantly improves firmness & tightness

  • Builds collagen and elastin – key in the fight against ageing

  • Smooths lines & wrinkles

Price: £100 for 1 treatment or £250 for a course of 3.


natural-beauty-picAutumn Radiance with Vit-illume and Pelleve

Think visibly smoother, plumper and super-illuminated. The Autumn Radiance package combines the Vit-illume and Pelleve treatments. The vit-illume basically deeply cleanses and exfoliates and then super-hydrates the skin with a potent blend of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.  The Pelleve uses radio-frequency and gentle heat to work on the deeper layers of the skin causing the collagen to contact and tighten. It’s particularly effective at targeting lines and wrinkles and laxity around the eyes and jaw line.

Price: £249 for 1 hour treatment

The best advice?

Book an appointment to meet with one of our Nurses (there’s no charge) who will assess your skin and make a recommendation for you and your skin.

Contact River Medical on 028 9560 7585 or email [email protected]
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