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Skincare Q & A with Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Prof. Jack Kelly

Skincare Q & A with Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Prof. Jack Kelly

May 06, 2020

Eve McInerney

Q. How should people protect their skin daily?

A. SPF is compulsory, no matter what the weather wear your SPF! And remember to put SPF not only on your face, but also on your neck, décolletage, and ears if exposed.

SPF in makeup is not sufficient enough so please use a broad spectrum sunscreen that helps protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.

SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance SPF 50 and Ultrafacial Defence SPF 50 are two great choices along with Daily Sheer SPF 50 by medical grade skincare brand ZoSkinHealth who also create Smartone SPF 50 which is very popular with women. I have also created my own brand SPF, Protect 50 which can be purchased from the clinic also.

Q. What age should people start using SPF daily?

A. All ages should use SPF and especially protect children in the sun with SPF at all times.

Q. What skincare ingredients or products do you recommend as part of an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine?

(1) Use an SPF daily to protect against the elements.

(2) Use an Antioxidant every morning such as a good Vitamin C Serum. I recommend any of the SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Serums such as C E Ferulic or Phloretin C F that are clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a naturally even skin tone by neutralizing free radicals.

(3) Use an Active Cosmeceutical containing Vitamin A (Retinol) in the evening.

(4) Use a Corrective Eye Serum in the morning and evening.

(5) Address deeper frown lines and wrinkles with Botox if desired (Should only be administered by Doctor)

The Kelly Clinic team will design an active skincare regime with protocols specific to individual skincare needs. The team will offer skin consultations to address ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, creepiness, sagging skin on face and neck, and pigmentation. If required, you can book an Anti-Wrinkle Consultation for one of my Anti-Wrinkle Clinics.

Q. What skincare routine do you recommend post Botox or Filler?

Avoid alcohol and active exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Antioxidants and anti-aging protocols compliment botox treatment.

Q. Do you recommend facials?

I recommend HydraFacials which penetrate 20 times deeper than a normal facial. Monthly HydraFacial treatments compliment a good skincare routine and will greatly help improve skin health.

Q. What’s a good daily routine for women in their 30s through their 50s?

Cleanse morning and evening. Wear SPF daily. Use an Antioxidant in the morning and an Active Cosmeceutical containing vitamin A (Retinol) in the evening.

Q. What is the best advice that you can give someone that wants to improve their skin health?

Start with a healthy lifestyle. Drink 1.5 - 2 litres of water per day. Get expert skincare advice and follow it and within a normal skin cycle (5 to 6 weeks usually) you will see results. HydraFacial treatments in conjunction with a good skincare routine at home will really benefit the skin also.

Q. What skincare can you recommend for men?

SkinCeutical's Antioxidant Phloretin C F for post shaving every morning. Wear an SPF daily such as Protect 50. We also offer custom designed packages for men at the clinic and I regularly see men at my Anti-Wrinkle Clinics.

Q. Are there any popular skincare myths that you’d like to debunk?

Yes, the myth that wrinkles are genetic! Science has moved on and aging can be targeted with the use of active ingredients that deliver real results.

If there are any skin concerns of a medical nature, contact your doctor and make an appointment as Covid 19 hasn't altered the course of skin cancer and early diagnosis is always best.