What 2020 is doing to our skin—and why BYONIK is the perfect antidote

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What 2020 is doing to our skin—and why BYONIK is the perfect antidote

In any year, autumn’s a tricky time for our skin. With temperate conditions changing to more extreme ones, our faces get blasted with chilly winds one minute, hot air from heaters and radiators the next. This causes tightness and dryness that hastens ageing and accentuates lines and wrinkles. It’s why autumn’s the time our skin needs the most nurturing.

But autumn in 2020? Well, that’s a whole different ball game. Lockdown and months spent working from home have certainly taken their toll. Meetings over Zoom or Skype instead of face to face means we’re exposing our skin to screens—and the damaging HEV light they give off—for longer. Poor diet and stress are contributing to our skin becoming oily, dull, dry and spotty.

Then there’s face masks. While they’re proving absolutely essential for helping keep everyone safe during this pandemic, they’re wreaking a new kind of havoc on our skin. We’ve had clients coming in with breakouts on their jawlines, lower cheeks and chins—areas where they wouldn’t normally get them. It’s a condition that’s become known as ‘maskne’.

Basically, our 2020 skin is crying out for a break.

Liven up lockdown skin with BYONIK

BYONIK is the world’s only skin rejuvenation system that uses the body’s own heartbeat to hydrate and repair the skin. It’s non-invasive and pain-free, with zero downtime and instantly visible results. There’s an added bonus, too: it’s one of the most relaxing treatments out there. Patients love it.

The treatment uses a gentle, non-thermal laser that stimulates collagen and elastin production, boosts microcirculation and cellular detoxification, and promotes wound-healing. It also uses special hyaluronic acid gels with antioxidants to hydrate your skin and protect it against free radicals. The laser helps the hyaluronic acid and antioxidants penetrate the skin more deeply than any other treatment. What’s more, your own pulse triggers the laser, delivering the energy and nutrients at the exact moment your pores swell naturally, with your heartbeat.

The result is plumper, healthier, younger-looking skin and better-defined contours. BYONIK slows down ageing, reduces hyperpigmentation and rosacea and can even help treat—or even prevent—acne and ‘maskne’.

One treatment fits all

BYONIK is a rare gem of a treatment in that it works for literally everyone. Whatever your age, gender or skin tone, BYONIK does wonders.

We recommend it as a standalone or complementary treatment. It works really well in combination with laser resurfacing, microneedling, anti-wrinkle injections, chemical peels and many others. Because it’s so gentle and instantly effective, it’s also a superb starter treatment for patients looking to build themselves up to other, more invasive therapies.

And BYONIK acts as a great healer if you’re having treatments involving a degree of trauma to the skin, too.

Riverbanks was the first UK clinic to administer BYONIK

Like many revolutionary aesthetic treatments, Riverbanks founder Dr Ravi Jain brought BYONIK to the UK. We have been trained by the very people who invented it and we still do it their way, with the full cleansing protocol they recommend.

Find out more about how BYONIK can help your skin stay healthy in a time of home working and mask wearing by filling out our enquiry form.

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Patients love coming to Riverbanks for two reasons. The highly effective procedures we offer, many invented by Dr Ravi Jain. and the fact that they feel right at home the moment they walk through the door.