Clearing up the Confusion; Skincare vs Clinical Treatment and IPL vs BBL

Deciding between skincare and clinical treatments

It’s the decision many of us struggle to choose between when it comes to deciding how to best combat our skin woes. The highly coveted ingredient Retinol is often a popular consideration due to its reputation in treating a range of skin issues, however, is it always the most effective choice? Depending on the intensity and the type of each skin issue, should determine the skin journey you choose to embark on. For instance, those stubborn dark spots and dynamic wrinkles that have graced us with their presence due to factors such as over sun exposure and repetitive muscle movements; the need for clinical intervention is required, if serious results are desired. Wrinkle relaxers are the most effective treatment when it comes to reversing the appearance of deep skin folds. They work by temporarily paralysing the targeted muscles which results in a relaxed and smoothed appearance. The results take about two weeks to appear and will last three to five months. Other clinical treatments such as the laser resurfacing ACTION II, can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and moderately deep wrinkles.

Skin tone inconsistency from acne scarring and pigmentation from brown sunspots and red blood vessels are ideally treated with IPL laser treatments such as SOLARI™. Whilst the SkinPen® works its magic to target acne scars, pigmentation, and more, by creating controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural process to heal itself when wounded.

 

Other skin grievances such as mild pigmentation, acne, and static wrinkles can often be prevented and maintained with medical-grade skincare, with the additional help of occasional individualised treatments. Static wrinkles are those not caused by repetitive movement but rather through genetics, lifestyle factors, and the natural process of decreasing collagen. Ingredients such as Vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids, Hyaluronic Acid, and yes, Retinol are likely to contribute to making a difference, the extent of the difference you wish to see should help in determining your personal skincare journey. Allow skincare a couple of months to start to see effective results on such skin issues, if then you are not satisfied, clinical treatments are generally the next best point of action. Amongst your skincare routine, occasional treatments such as the incredible Hydrabrasion, known more commonly as Medical Microdermabrasion is incredible for combating those frustrating blackheads, pimples, and cysts are all caused from a build-up in the pores. Whilst regular dates with the Healite II, will make a significant improvement in eliminating acne-causing bacteria, acne scarring and collagen production and skin rejuvenation.

  

IPL and BBL – is one really better than the other?

Truth be told, there is actually not much difference between the two. BBL stands for Broad Band Light, and IPL for Intense Pulsed Light. The main difference is in the way they have been marketed.  Both are very effective light therapy treatments that work by delivering a constant, non-invasive steady stream of light energy and heat.

Both IPL and BBL technologies have the following benefits and features;

  • Use contact cooling ensuring a comfortable procedure
  • Work through the use of a range of light waves that target haemoglobin and melanin and heat the skin to stimulate collagen production
  • Ensure results in reducing fine lines, acne scarring, appearance of freckles and sunspots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone and texture
  • Use non-invasive light waves to rejuvenate skin
  • Treat skin on any area of the body

 

Some like to argue that BBL offers more effective results through a higher intensity of light to better heat the skin, however, the two offer the exact same benefits and functions. The number of treatments required for maximum benefit for both treatments varies on the individual patient. The SOLARI™ is a guaranteed safe and effective IPL treatment.

 

 

 

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Dermal Therapist – Experienced

SKYN Cosmetic Medical clinic in Subiaco is seeking a qualified, experienced Dermal Therapist.

We are looking for a professional, highly motivated, enthusiastic therapist with excellent people skills to join our aesthetic clinic.

You will be an effective team player, have efficient time management skills & be well presented.

To be considered for this role:

  • You must be well spoken and neatly groomed
  • A strong knowledge in skin physiology and function
  • Team player with a vibrant personality
  • Motivated to educate clients and prescribe appropriate products and treatments
  • Excellent customer service
  • Driven and friendly
  • Have a passion for the beauty industry and desire for advanced knowledge

The successful applicant requires:

  • IPL Skin rejuvenation & Hair Removal experience
  • Laser Safety Officer Certificate
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Paramedical Peels
  • Medical needling
  • Knowledge of cosmeceutical skin care
  • 2 years minimum industry experience required.
  • Skin analysis skills for consultations

Honesty, integrity and a pleasant friendly nature is of extreme importance in this highly rewardingly position.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, submit your application with cv and covering letter to catherinelee@skyn.com.au

What Is Retinol And Is It Safe?

One of the topics that gets our break room chatter going is retinol. Some believe that it is an amazing medicine cabinet staple, some tread more lightly. However, we all believe it’s an ingredient that you must be well-informed about before using, as it’s often recommended as a “cure-all” power-ingredient.

 

What is retinol?

Retinol, of the retinoid family, is a derivative of antioxidant-rich, Vitamin A. There are many forms, names (retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinal, tretinoin) and percentages available of retinoids and it comes in both natural forms (for example, in rosehip) and synthetically derived forms. The ingredient has long been used in skincare. In fact, it’s been around since the late 1940s (!!). By the 1950s, it was all the rage to fight breakouts and in the 1980s, it hit the market as an anti-aging ingredient. You might know the prescription strength options, like Accutane or every teens’ favorite, Retin-A. Retinol is like it’s younger sister. In over the counter dosages, it doesn’t pack quite as much of a punch, but it should still be used very wisely.

 

Sounds interesting. What are the benefits?

Retinol “helps increase your skin’s natural exfoliation process from the bottom up,” our Skin Therapist, Taryn says. “It works by stimulating and increasing the production of healthy skin cells.” This cell turn over can lead to more even skin tone and a brighter complexion.

It has also been touted as the closest thing to an anti-aging magic potion. In fact, a group of dermatologists told HuffPost that aside from SPF, it is their number one recommendation. Suzanne, a Hey Day Skin Therapist, who once said that the most important relationship she has in her life is with her collagen, might agree. She excitedly says, “retinol boosts your collagen production, leading to a reduction in fewer wrinkles, and firmer skin.” It can even help unclog pores, which is why so many dermatologists recommend retinoids for teens fighting acne.

 

That sounds great! Why doesn’t everyone love it?

The controversy with retinoids comes from a few different directions. The first is that it is being put in so many products, many of which are aimed at daytime use (i.e., makeup and SPF). Firstly, sunlight makes these items less effective, but most importantly — and we want to make this clear because it’s so, so important — retinol can make you very photosensitive. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you can get burned. There is some research out there that labels this as a myth, but you wear that daily SPF anyway, right?

Many Skin Therapists also believe that retinol is often being overused. “Retinol is useful for people who have genetically challenging acne. However, in my opinion, if you have not had consistent breakout since the onset of puberty, retinols are usually not the answer to your breakout problems,” Taryn says. Some feel that retinoids should never be used. Heavy-duty retinoid medications, like Accutane, are so strong that they can cause birth defects and liver issues. That can be a lot of pressure to put on your skin, especially if you’re young enough to need it. “Retinol is fantastic for someone who is well into their aging process and needs a boost. Typically, this would be someone over the age of 35, as our skin cell turnover rate starts slowing around 30 years old,” Taryn adds.

There is one last thing to know from those who are retinol skeptical. “It can be pretty harsh on the skin,” Skin Therapist, Natalie, who says she opts to not use it with client. Not only can it make some clients red and peel, but, “it can prevent you from doing deeper services such as professional-strength peels and microdermabrasion depending on the strength and how often you use it.” In extreme cases, it can even thin out your skin or change how the oil glands within your skin work. “I have female clients who have been on it for forever and love it, but I can’t do extractions on them because their skin is so compromised that I don’t want to take the risk in hurting it.”

 

Hmmm, okay. So it seems like it’s great, if used correctly, and not great if abused.

Correct. It’s a pro product that should be used with advice of an expert (and always with sunscreen). We highly recommend talking to your Skin Therapist about it at your next facial, if it’s something you’re interested in exploring. There are tons of benefits. We just want to make sure that it’s a good match for you before you go filling up your medicine cabinet with it. If it is not right for you, don’t fret. There are lots of ingredients that can help with cell turnover, like alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, peptides, and others, and we can discuss these options with you.

 

Speaking of, what do I need to know if I want to buy it?

Retinols are a surprisingly delicate ingredient, as you can probably tell from all the information above. When it’s exposed to air and light for too long, it will start to break down. It’s a little drama queen. This means that when shopping for one, skip products that are packaged in jars or clear containers. And of course, skip any products that push you to use it during the day. No retinol-laced SPF! Get your Vampire on with this one.

And lastly, Natalie wants you to know that, “everyone’s skin handles Vitamin A differently. Some need to slowly introduce it to their skin, some can only use it once or twice a week and in some cases the skin can totally reject it.” It is a product, like with many that have to do with micro-changes to the skin’s appearance (lines, uneven skin tone, etc.), that can take patience to see change. If you’re looking for a quick verdict in a few short weeks, you might be disappointed. If it’s right for you, and you make the investment, commit to giving it a solid go.

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Via: HeyDay

WIN a $500 SKIN by SKYN Voucher

LOVE OUR NEW CLINIC AS MUCH AS WE DO?

Share our new space on Instagram for your chance to WIN a $500 voucher to use on skin treatments. Simply take a snap at our new clinic in your story or post and tag @skyn.perth & #thenewskyn

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The winner receives a complimentary $500 SKIN bt SKYN voucher valid for until 30 January 2020.

  • Tag @skyn.perth & #thenewskyn and share our new clinic or a selfie at our new clinic for your chance to WIN.
  • One winner will be chosen on November 29, 2019 at 12pm AWST.
  • Applies to Instagram only (stories or feed).
  • Winner notified via DM on Instagram and will need to provide an email address for us to email the voucher to.
  • The voucher can be used on any dermal therapist treatments.
  • No other discounts or offers apply, the voucher must be used on single treatment in one transaction and any remaining balance is forfeited.
  • The voucher cannot be used on treatments performed by Doctors, products, packages or discounted treatments.
  • Tagged photos/videos may be reposted on the skyn.perth Instagram.
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  • The Promoter is SKYN Pty Ltd (skyn.com.au) 80 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008.

CoolSculpting vs. Chin Up Double Chin Injections: Doctors Explain the Differences

Fat: we all have it. And even if we consider ourselves F45 devotees or clean-eating all-stars, so many of us still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to respond to any amount of diet or exercise.

Lucky for us, the recent rise of non-surgical fat-reduction techniques has blessed us with fat-blasting innovations such as CoolSculpting (aka cryolipolysis, a procedure that freezes and kills fat cells) and Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal (a fat-dissolving injection designed for “submental fullness,” or the stubborn double chin). But what does each one do? Is one better than the other for certain areas? Along with a conversation with your doctor, the below will help guide you in the right direction.

Which areas do they treat?

The first thing to understand is what Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal and CoolSculpting are each cleared to treat. Chin Up™ —an injection comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in our own bile—is FDA-approved for on-label treatment of submental fullness, aka a double chin. However, there are many off-label uses too, including the treatment of fat in the arms, love handles, knees and bra rolls, that have proven to be extremely effective. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved for treatment in eight areas: the abdomen, flanks, thighs, bra fat, back, banana roll, upper arms and chin.

Who is a good candidate for each?

When it comes to deciding between these two fat-fighting treatments, New York dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, MD says it all depends on the amount of fat you are looking to remove from the treatment area. “With either of these fat-removal techniques, there is no best,” he says. “It’s all about finding the right procedure for the right client.”

Because CoolSculpting can only remove teacup amounts of fat, it’s best for those who are already in good shape, “but have select trouble spots, such as the love handles, abdomen, knees, arms, chin and thighs,” says Dr. Frank. As for what makes a client a bad candidate for CoolSculpting, Dr. Frank explains it’s when the client either has too much fat, not enough fat for the applicator to suction to, or when clients need several areas to sculpt.

“A good candidate for Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal is someone with fullness under their chin,” says New York plastic surgeon David Shafer, MD. “Usually, if you can pinch the fat between your fingers, it can be treated with Chin Up™.” However, according to Dr. Shafer, if you have minimal or no fat under your chin—along with loose skin—you might be a better candidate for a neck or facelift to tighten the skin. 

Another reason doctors opt for Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal instead of CoolSculpting: “It’s better for the smaller areas of fat that CoolSculpting can’t suction to,” explains Dr. Frank.

How does each one work?

The treatments are totally different—both in their method of fat-removal and their application. Chin Up™ is injected with very small needles—similar to those of Wrinkle Relaxers—or a cannula. Dr. Shafer says numbing cream is usually applied beforehand and, in some practices, a numbing medication is mixed into the Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal itself. “Once injected, Chin Up™ disrupts the surrounding fat cells which are then absorbed by the body.” As for the pain factor, Dr. Shafer says you shouldn’t feel anything worse than a mosquito bite.

CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells and eliminate them via suction and cooling plates. The applicator is positioned on top of the treatment area, which is then cooled down until the cold temperatures numb the area (this takes only a couple of minutes). Once numbed, the fat cells beneath the surface continue to drop in temperature, bringing them to a point of irreversible damage (eventually, they are naturally expelled by the body). You’ll feel some coolness, suction and minor sensitivity, but your doctor may also massage the area for two minutes after the treatment in order to better disperse the fat cells for removal. Though quick, expect the massage to be more painful than the treatment itself. 

What is the downtime like for CoolSculpting and Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal?

Both CoolSculpting and Chin Up™ are non-surgical, so you can expect little to no serious downtime with each. However, significant swelling will surface after a Chin Up™ treatment, and redness and numbness in the treatment area after CoolSculpting.

“With Chin Up™, clients can expect to experience some side effects such as, tenderness, bruising, temporary numbness and redness. They can also experience significant swelling, especially when treating that pocket of fat underneath the chin,” says Dr. Frank. Dr. Shafer notes that this swelling is temporary, “but it’s a good sign that it’s working.” After a CoolSculpting session, the treated area will feel extremely tender and numb—but that’s normal. “Patients can return to work and exercise right away, with only mild tenderness to the touch in the treated area for 1-2 weeks,” says Dr. Frank.

How long will it take before I see results?

About 2-4 weeks is required for clients to see the full results from Chin Up™, and the injections can be repeated for an enhanced effect. “It’s important to note that most clients need 2-3 treatments for the full effect,” adds Dr. Shafer. According to Dr. Frank, CoolSculpting results can be seen as early as 4-5 weeks post treatment and, final results are seen in 8-12 weeks. Multiple sessions are also usually required for ideal results. 

Are results guaranteed?

Dr. Frank says there are many non-responders to both CoolSculpting and Chin Up™ Double Chin Injections. “For those areas that are resistant to fat removal, diet and exercise is the first step in terms to optimizing your body for contouring and contouring your shape. For those extra stubborn areas that do not see results from non-invasive fat removal options, a lot of my clients switch to a minimally invasive fat removal options like tumescent laser liposuction. Patients take this approach when they have already spent a lot of money and received non-invasive fat removal procedures, but were not good candidates in the first place.” “As with any plastic surgery procedure, the ultimate effect is dependent on continued healthy diet and exercise,” says Dr. Shafer.

How many treatments are needed?

Neither Chin Up™ nor CoolSculpting are one-and-done treatments. “It’s important to note that most clients need 2-3 treatments of Chin Up™ for the full effect,” says Dr. Shafer. “However, once the final effect is established, the results are permanent.” The same goes for CoolSculpting: “Patients may see up to a 20-30 percent reduction with one CoolSculpting treatment. Depending on how much fat is in the area it can take more than one treatment to see the results,” says Dr. Frank.

How much does it cost?

Pricing for both treatments vary on treatment size, location and client goals. According to Allergan, the cost for CoolSculpting typically ranges between $2,000-$4,000 for a personalized treatment plan depending on the number of areas being treated. The cost for Chin Up™ Double Chin Removal starts at $650 per vial but is dependent on treatment area and size, which then determines how many vials are needed.

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Laser Facial Bar

Our laser and light facials use cutting-edge technology to safely resurface, rejuvenate and refresh your skin in under 30 minutes.

Get ready to achieve amazing results with no pain, no downtime and no needles required with our Laser Facial Bar at SKYN Subiaco.

The treatment:

The Hollywood Laser Peel (or Carbon Spectra Peel) is known as the go-to treatment in L.A. It’s a no-downtime treatment that rejuvenates the appearance of dull, damaged skin. This gentle treatment is safe on most skin types and is a great way to get a quick skin refresher without the downtime associated with other laser procedures.

The Carbon Spectra Peel evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of pigment, fine lines and acne scars. Your skin will feel and look smoother, brighter and refreshed. Several treatments are beneficial, but the great thing is that results can be seen from just one treatment, and it’s an excellent option for a refresher before a big event.

The benefits:

  • Reduces or eliminates the appearance of pigment, fine lines and acne scarring
  • Long-term results
  • No downtime
  • Safe for most skin types
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Quick and comfortable procedure
  • No daily messy creams

 


Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $250 (was $495)

The treatment:

Laser toning is a unique treatment for Melasma and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as it uses the laser energy to reduce visible pigmentation by breaking down melanin molecules naturally, allowing your immune system to remove them. Laser toning is a gentler alternative to ablative laser treatments and has additional benefits in terms of improved skin tone and texture with a low risk of complications for all skin types and no downtime.

The Laser Toning treatment involves the application of specialised laser energy to reduce visible skin pigmentation, even out skin tone and improve your skin texture.

The benefits:

Laser toning has other key benefits, in addition to helping manage your melasma. The treatment can provide glowing, youthful skin, reduce acne scars, improve skin texture, reduce fine wrinkles, and more. These are long-lasting, ensuring you can get maximum enjoyment from your rejuvenated face.

This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods. The 1064 nm infrared wavelength of the Spectra laser is becoming the method of choice for all skin types with very low risk of pigmentary changes, burns, or scarring.

  • Treats Melasma, Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Lighten freckles
  • Brighter Complexion
  • Even skin tone & improved texture
  • Reduced Fine Lines & Wrinkles

 


Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $250 (was $495)

The treatment:

Laser resurfacing uses ablative lasers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, even pigmentation, tighten skin and remove lesions. Erbium laser skin resurfacing with Lutronic’s Action II is the treatment of choice for clients who want to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin. This treatment successfully removes superficial lines to moderately deep wrinkles with less pain, fewer side-effects, and a more rapid recovery than more aggressive treatments.

The laser precisely ablates the outermost layer of the skin to reveal the underlying skin that is smoother and younger looking. The procedure also activates collagen to promote further tightening of the skin. Our Talent will precisely remove the necessary layers of skin to eliminate or reduce superficial to moderately deep lines and wrinkles.

The benefits :

  • Resurfacing with ablative lasers is considered one of the gold standard methods for facial rejuvenation.
  • It can promote the improvement of facial wrinkles, skin pigmentation, and skin texture.
  • The usual treatment delivers short downtime and few side effects.
  • It is possible to have significant improvement of the facial photodamaged skin after just one session.
  • Erbium laser skin resurfacing has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen, which further smoothens and tightens the skin.

Erbium laser skin resurfacing has been found safe and effective for the treatment of fine lines and moderate wrinkles. Clients who have previously had laser skin resurfacing can also enhance their look and improve their self-confidence now find themselves with greatly improved, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

 


Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $350 (was $585)

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

More Information

Using Spectra Laser Toning to Manage Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition that primarily affects women and is characterised by dense freckling, odd swaths of tan, or blotches that are caused by a local overabundance of melanocyte – a type of pigmentation cell. Although it can arise spontaneously, melasma can also be brought on by pregnancy or sun exposure.

Regardless of why it emerges, however, melasma can be a source of discomfort, anxiety, and self-consciousness. Consequently, many affected individuals look to find ways to manage their melasma. This is easier said than done since melanocytes live on multiple layers of skin. Surface-level treatments like microdermabrasion can’t reach them and some laser treatments can actually make melasma worse by provoking the melanocytes into producing excess pigmentation.

This is where the Spectra Laser Toning comes in. Laser toning is a unique treatment for melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as it uses the laser energy to reduce visible pigmentation by breaking down melanin molecules naturally, allowing your immune system to remove them.

Face with melasma before and after

Melasma Management

1. Avoid triggers

Sun exposure can trigger melasma because melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the skin are responsible for producing melanin (pigment) and are stimulated by UV rays from the sun. Darker skin individuals have more active melanocytes and so produce more pigment than people with light skin. Melanin production increases when stimulated by sun exposure. The main reason for melasma returning after it has faded is sun exposure; even small amounts can trigger melasma. For this reason it is very important to use a broad spectrum (protects from UVA and UVB rays) and has a SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or more.

2. Melasma treatments

Melasma sometimes resolves or fades on its own, especially after pregnancy or discontinuing birth control pills. If, however, you have persistent melasma we offer various treatments to manage it:

  • Skin Care Products (take home & in-clinic treatments)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Spectra Laser Toning

It may take several months for improvement to occur so it is important to follow up with our skin care staff and to follow their recommendations in order to maximize the benefit from melasma treatment. SKYN® offer a wide range of melasma treatments to help with this condition. In addition, our experienced Talent can recommend quality cosmetics that will not trigger melasma.

The Benefits of Laser Toning

The key to Spectra laser toning lies in a carbon facial mask. The mask allows the carbon to seep into your pores and the laser heats it up, resulting in a tiny explosion that dislodges debris and dead skin. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a painful treatment. In fact, not only is the Spectra laser toning painless, it’s downtime-free. You can come in for your session, go home after, and enjoy your skin to its fullest without any follow-up medication, downtime, or recovery period.

The reason that this treatment can affect melasma is that the darkened patches are due to clusters of melanocytes. When it comes to cells, few things are better at breaking up clumps than precise laser application combined with concussive force. As the carbon “pops” and the laser passes over, the melanocytes loosen and drift apart to become more evenly spaced and naturally disposed of.

Laser Toning for Radiant Skin

Laser toning has other key benefits, in addition to helping manage your melasma. The treatment can provide glowing, youthful skin, reduce acne scars, improve skin texture, reduce fine wrinkles, and more. These are long-lasting, ensuring you can get maximum enjoyment from your rejuvenated face.

SKYN® is a pioneer in the latest technology and practices for treating various skin conditions. Our Spectra Peel toning laser is just one tool dedicated to helping you get the clear, beautiful skin you deserve. Contact us to book a complimentary consultation today, our skin experts are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

More about Spectra XT

Spectra XT by Lutronic is a revolutionary laser device that we use at SKYN®, here in Perth. It uses a well-known laser medium called Nd:YAG and uses it in diverse ways to treat both brown and red discolouration in the skin. The energy of the laser can be delivered quickly to address tattoos, pigmentation, sun spots, or melasma, or the energy slowed to treat shrink pores, tone skin, and fight acne in a procedure called “laser toning.” The Spectra is also used for our famous Hollywood Laser Peel and can help with both acne and skin tone, allowing for pore reduction and collagen formation.

2-for-1 Mesoestetic Facials for Valentine’s Day

Our gift to you this Valentine’s Day: 2 for 1 Mesoestetic® Facials

Bring mum, bring your partner or bring a friend. You will be spoiled for choice at our Mesoestetic® Facial Bar. Select from four different facials ranging from brightening, to anti-ageing and the best part, they all include a facial massage.

Get glowy for V Day and share the love!

The Facials

Allow up to 120 minutes for two treatments including facial massage.

1. Mesoestetic® Energy C Facial

Sun exposure, smoking, strict diets or stress oxidize the skin and make it loose its brightness. With the passing of time, it becomes dull and the first wrinkles appear. energy C is a cosmeceutical line with high concentrations of vitamin C, that has been formulated to respond to the first signs of chrono and photoaging.

  • Twofold antioxidant action: energy C is able to neutralise free radicals and to regenerate the cell membrane.
  • UVA and UVB photoprotector: thanks to its anti-inflammatory action, energy C reduces post-sun erythema.
  • Brightening effect: energy C brightens the tone, improves pigmentary lesions and prevents the formation of blemishes.
  • Expression lines and fine wrinkles reduction: energy C induces the collagen synthesis and provides moisturisation.

2. Mesoestetic® collagen 360º FACIAL

Collagen is the main component of the fundamental substance of the dermis. Both skin firmness and tensile strength depend on collagen synthesis. Collagen synthesis reduction occurs, however, over time, with increased facial volume loss.

collagen 360º is a cosmeceutical line with high concentrations of enriched marine collagen, that has been formulated to reverse the chronological collagen loss, improving skin elasticity thanks to its redensifying, firming, and tightening action.

collagen 360º has the characteristic of being assimilable both by the topical (OUT) and by oral route (IN):

IN: it acts in the innermost layers to nourish and firm the skin from the inside.
OUT: penetrates to the second layer of the epidermis to act where the skin needs it.

3. Mesoestetic® stem Cell facial

Skin stem cells are the direct precursors of the cells found in the different dermal layers. With the passing of time, its activity slows down: the skin looses its capacity for renewal, resulting in lack of tone and deep wrinkles.

stem Cell is a cosmeceutical line with high concentrations of plant stem cells, that has been formulated to reverse cell regeneration slowing down, strengthening the connective tissue structure and improving skin quality and texture.

The plant stem cells extract contained in stem Cell have revealed its ability to effectively protect and reactivate our own dermoepidermal stem cells, carrying out a strong antiaging and antiwrinkle effect on the skin

4. Mesoestetic® radiance DNA FACIAL

DNA is the code containing all the information necessary for our cells to develop adequately. In an optimum scenario, cells maintain a perfect balance between the activity and restorative periods, and this enables them to recover from external aggressions and keep their metabolic functions in perfect condition. However, with aging, oxidative stress and environmental aggressions, the internal skin mechanisms weaken, damaging the DNA and throwing off balance the expression of some genes essential to fight against aging.

mesoestetic® has created radiance DNA, a global anti aging treatment containing the innovative [meso]recovery complex®, a unique combination of active substances selected for their antioxidant, protecting and restorative properties of cellular DNA. Its exclusive technology is based on specific release biovectors, that are able to vehicle and release “unchanged” the complex of substances in the cell core, thereby ensuring an unprecedented efficacy.

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The Importance of SPF

Doctors Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Wrinkle Relaxers Perth

You’re walking out the door. You do that mental check you do every time. Do you have your keys, your phone, your wallet or purse? You might check for your Travel card, a snack, or for your compact – the things that get you about your day. These are the basics, but especially during the summer months there’s something you might forget: sunscreen. Why is it so important, and why should you prefer a higher SPF?

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

Sunscreen blocks harmful ultraviolet rays that come from sunlight. This doesn’t mean sunlight is harmful – we get that question sometimes. Sunlight is actually terrific for your body. It helps you produce Vitamin D, which is crucial for almost every facet of your health. It also has a profound psychological effect, and can help your mood and sleep patterns.

However, there are UV rays in sunlight that its important to protect your body from. These UV rays are a factor in types of cancer. This is where sunscreen comes in. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Not only can it block harmful UV rays, it can also prevent you from getting sunburn. SPF ranges from as little as 2 to as much as 70. What does this mean?

How to Estimate SPF Need

If you burn in the sun after 10 minutes unprotected, an SPF of 15 may suit you for about 150 minutes (2 hours, 30 minutes). It doesn’t hurt to over-estimate your need. There’s no harm in using sunscreen with a higher SPF than you might need. If you expect to be outside for several hours at a time this summer, apply sunscreen to any areas that will see significant sunlight. An SPF 50 is generally regarded as a good, all-around solution for a day out in the sun. Sunscreen can wash off in a pool, so re-apply when you get out – especially if you plan to tan. You can go with something lower if you’re only outside for a half hour at a time or so.

UV rays are still harmful during the winter, we just don’t typically spend as much time outside during the colder months. In fact, bright snow can reflect UV rays and amplify your exposure to them. For this reason, if you’re outside for a long time during the winter it’s important to use sunscreen with a high SPF.

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Party Season Survival Guide

Some of Singapore’s top health, beauty and lifestyle experts share their best advice for getting through the crazy festive season intact

REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

“After a night of partying, the last thing you may want to do is clean your face before you hit the sheets. But this is so important to avoid clogged pores and excessive dryness. Plus, many makeup items contain a sugar-type molecule that breeds yeast overnight, resulting in skin ‘dandruff’. Don’t forget to remove your eye makeup too; otherwise you’ll experience bumpy rashes around your eyes or small white bumps called milia cysts – not a good look.”
– Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director, Sloane Clinic

WATCH YOUR BEVERAGE INTAKE AT PARTIES

“Soft drinks, alcohol, eggnog… the more you drink, the more calories you’ll consume, so it’s best to set some rules for yourself. I would stick to low-calorie drinks like sparkling water or diet cola with plenty of ice. Ice all your drinks – it dilutes them and makes them last longer. If you’re having red wine, have just one glass per party and sip it slowly. White wine and champagne are often served cold, which might make you drink them faster, encouraging top-ups. If you like liquor, say, rum, mix it with diet cola instead of regular cola, which is full of sugar. Soda water makes a good mixer too because it’s calorie free. Don’t confuse it with tonic water, though. Tonic water is high in calories, mainly from sugar.”
– Jaclyn Reutens, clinical dietician, Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants

 

USE MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT STAY PUT

“Who wants to be reapplying her makeup a hundred times during a fun party? Not you! The solution is to use makeup products with staying power. Look out for words like ‘long wearing’, ‘melt proof’, ‘sweat proof’, and anything else that indicates it will stay put. Another tip is to use as little moisturiser on your face as possible – too much will just make your makeup slide off, especially if the weather is warm and humid. If you need hydration, apply toner and serum, and dab a little moisturiser onto the driest parts of your face before smoothing a mattifying primer on the oiler areas. And finally, don’t contour too much if you’re going to be partying all night. The humidity and sweat will just ruin it, making you look like a contestant in a mud-wrestling match.”
– Larry Yeo, makeup artist

 

DON’T SKIMP ON WATER OR SLEEP

“It’s easy to forget to drink enough water during the party season, especially if you’re going to functions where the alcohol is flowing. After an alcoholic drink, I drink tea and water to counteract the drying effects on the alcohol and prevent water retention. I’ve found that this reduces that ‘morning after’ skin puffiness. Sleep is also vital to help your skin recharge. A lack of sleep increases the production of stress hormones in the blood, causing acne breakouts and making the complexion look dull.”
– Dr Georgia Lee, founder, TLC Lifestyle Practice and DrGL skincare range

 

STAND OUT WITH A UNIQUE HOSTESS GIFT

“If you’ve been invited to a few parties and want to gift the hosts something more special than a bottle of wine, here are a few ideas that will make an impression: Gourmet chocolates, the latest electronic gadget or appliance, homemade cookies or jam in a pretty mason jar, or a personalised gift. Avoid items that are too personal or meaningless, like perfume or cologne, clothing, cosmetics, and photo frames or key-chains.”
– Yvonne Anjelina, director and chief etiquette coach, The Etiquette School Singapore

 

DON’T TAKE ANYTHING TOO SERIOUSLY

“This is probably the craziest time of the year. To keep your stress levels in check, remember to live in the moment and enjoy every second of it. Remind yourself that you’re in control of the way you feel, so make it a priority to be positive and to take everything in your stride, no matter what happens.”
– Sally Forrest, holistic expert and managing director, Soul Centre

 

EAT SLOWLY AND MINDFULLY

“Don’t rush your meal, no matter how hungry you are. Be conscious of every mouthful. That way, you will notice when your tummy is satisfied and you’ll stop eating. One trick to prevent hunger pangs is to eat something light but substantial before going to a party. A low-calorie snack, like yogurt, a piece of fruit or a wholemeal sandwich, will fill you up so you’re less likely to overeat.”
– Bibi Chia, principal dietitian, Raffles Diabetes & Endocrine Centre

 

KEEP YOUR SMILE LOOKING FABULOUS

“If you’re moving from party to party, carry few items that will keep your breath fresh and help you deal with minor dental emergencies, like spinach in-between your teeth. Sugar-free breath mints and dental floss, for instance, won’t take up much room in your party clutch. To keep your smile looking bright, don’t go overboard with the red wine, which can stain your teeth.”
– Dr Sherina Daryanani, dentist, and founder of TEETH @ Tiong Bahru, Dental Clinic

 

DON’T SKIP YOUR WORKOUTS

“Just because it’s Christmas and New Year’s, it doesn’t mean you should give yourself a break from exercising. The trick is to make your workouts accessible. If you can’t get to the gym, for example, go for a 30-minute run around your estate. If you exercise first thing in the morning you’ll free yourself up for the rest of the day, so make it a point to wake up a little earlier so that you can fit a workout in. If you need extra motivation to get up early, schedule your exercise session with a buddy or make an advance appointment with your trainer.”
– Joan Liew, personal trainer, Fitness Factory

 

TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOUR HAIR

“Frequent hairstyling during the party season can stress your locks. My tip to keep them in good condition is to remove as much product as possible before shampooing – otherwise, your hair will get very tangled up and be susceptible to hair fall. And at least twice a week, treat your hair to a hydrating treatment to build strength and restore shine.”
– Leonica Kei, director and senior trichologist, Philip Kingsley Trichological Centre

 

SOOTHE SORE FEET WITH A MASSAGE

“Standing and dancing in heels all night can lead to sore, painful feet. Try this easy self-massage using a tennis ball: Simply place your foot on a tennis ball and roll the ball along your foot while putting some body weight on it. Do this for five to 10 minutes. If there is no swelling, redness or warmth in the sole of your foot and ankles, soak your foot in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.”
– Samuel Ong, physiotherapist, Core Concepts

 

MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES AT THE BUFFET

“I personally avoid carbohydrates like rice, noodles and baked potatoes, so that I can have my share of rich Christmas sweets, like pannetone, stollen and pudding. If I’m having a lot of meat, I opt for the leaner cuts. The sauces and condiments that come with many dishes tend to be full of empty calories, so I place them on the side of my plate rather than pour them over my food.  And when it comes to dressing my salads, I prefer vinaigrette or olive oil to the heavier creamy or cheesy dressings.”
– Dr Lim Ing Haan, interventional cardiologist, Mount Elizabeth Hospital

If you want to work on your party season look or need some assistance with your skin care, contact SKYN® today for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts. 

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