When you think about dermatology services, you might think about treating skin conditions such as acne or eczema. You might also be aware of Botox or wrinkle prevention, but how about some of the lesser-known things that your dermatologist can do for you? Here are our top three-lesser known services.

Three things you didn’t know your dermatologist can do

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Intense pulsed light laser treatment

We all have hair we don’t want, which is likely to make the idea of never having to shave or wax it off again appealing. Intense pulsed light laser hair removal can help to reduce the amount of unwanted hair from pretty much anywhere on the body; even better, the treatment is gentle and most people do not experience any discomfort. During the treatment a light is directed at the hair follicle and the body converts this light to heat, which destroys the hair follicle. After just six sessions you are likely to have reduced hair in the area being treated.

Chemical face peels

These peels have been used as a cosmetic treatment to help to establish glowing skin since Ancient Egyptian times. They work by exfoliating the skin to reveal a healthy smooth texture and are great if you have a problem with spots, ageing skin or sun damage.

Peels can also be used to remove stretch marks. We know that having a baby can be an amazing experience, but the resulting stretch marks are not so great! According to the NHS, eight of ten women get stretch marks after pregnancy. Dermatologists can erase these less-than-attractive scars by using a chemical peel.

Semi-permanent makeup

We all know that time is of the essence and that looking our best is important, and semi-permanent makeup marries these philosophies perfectly. Imagine waking up and your ‘face’ is already on, leaving you free to simply get up and go. Clinics such as London Cosmetic Clinic offer a range of semi-permanent makeup, such as enhancing your eyebrows to create an instant lift to the face; applying permanent liner around your eyes, which can make them look larger; or using lip enhancement makeup to make your lips look fuller. These options mean you can start your day looking great without doing anything!

There it is − our top three lesser-known services that a dermatologist can offer. Will you be trying any?