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Zap That Hair: Benefits of IPL for Facial Hair

Zap That Hair: Benefits of IPL for Facial Hair

If you have exces­sive or unwanted facial hair that you can’t tol­er­ate and just want to remove as soon as pos­si­ble, then IPL (intense pulsed light) treat­ment is your best option. Intense pulsed light is a method that has been employed by med­ical pro­fes­sion­als and beauty stu­dios alike. It relies on using pre­cise wave­lengths of light in order to reach dif­fer­ent chro­mophores in the skin. Here are four ben­e­fits of using intense pulsed light to zap your facial hair.

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Effi­cient Use of Light Where It Needs to Go

IPL’s broad-spectrum and intensely cen­tered light gets at the sur­face of the skin via either an artic­u­lated arm or a hand­held wand. This light then moves through your skin until it makes con­tact with the hair shafts or the root/bulb of the hair. This root or bulb is where the major­ity of melanin is found, in com­par­i­son with the rest of the hair shaft. The root/bulb and almost all of the shaft are then vapor­ized as the light gets con­verted into heat energy.

Direct Tar­get­ing of Papilla

A papilla is an anatom­i­cal struc­ture that resem­bles a nip­ple, and it is where hair is pro­duced. The high heat gen­er­ated by IPL treat­ment destroys these papil­lae. In addi­tion, straight­for­ward light-heat trans­for­ma­tion hap­pens within any darker-colored cap­il­lar­ies that send nec­es­sary blood ves­sels to the hair fol­li­cles. This pre­cise tar­get­ing works to destroy unwanted facial hair with greater effec­tive­ness than other treatments.

Bet­ter Deal Than Other Treatments

IPL treat­ment is also a bet­ter deal than other treat­ments that promise to do the same thing. For exam­ple, Alexan­drite laser treat­ment to remove unwanted facial hair is also an option, yet it is much more expen­sive than IPL treat­ment. You will spend approx­i­mately 50 per­cent less money on IPL treat­ments than you would on other types of laser treat­ment. You are a lot bet­ter off going with IPL, sav­ing money and then still zap­ping away any unwanted facial hair. There is really no need to spend extra money on fancier treat­ments when IPL will do just fine.

Rea­son­able Num­ber of Treat­ments Required

Don’t think that the IPL tech­nique guar­an­tees that your unwanted facial hair will dis­ap­pear in just one or two ses­sions or imme­di­ately. The process of IPL facial hair removal is one that involves repeated office vis­its, whether to your doctor’s office or a beauty stu­dio. How­ever, the over­all num­ber of repeat fol­low up vis­its is rea­son­able, usu­ally involv­ing between 8 and 10 over a period of time for com­plete facial hair removal.

Many peo­ple under­stand­ably have prob­lems with facial hair, espe­cially women. It can be seen as unat­trac­tive, and peo­ple spend a lot of time and effort in deal­ing with how to get rid of it. For­tu­nately, IPL treat­ment is avail­able to pro­vide a rem­edy and peace of mind to any­body with unwanted facial hair. Cheaper and requir­ing less down­time than other laser treat­ments, IPL is a tech­nol­ogy that attacks the prob­lem right at the root of the hair, mak­ing sure that unwanted facial hair becomes a thing of the past.

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Not Just for Pimples: Why IPL Acne Treatments Can Help With Old Scars

Not Just for Pimples: Why IPL Acne Treatments Can Help With Old Scars

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treat­ments are becom­ing widely rec­og­nized as an effec­tive solu­tion for those suf­fer­ing from mild to mod­er­ate inflam­ma­tory acne. Besides clear­ing up pus­tules and active inflam­ma­tion, IPL has the added ben­e­fit of improv­ing the appear­ance of facial scar­ring, which is an unfor­tu­nate but com­mon out­come of chronic acne. Read on to dis­cover whether Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments may be right for you.

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How IPL Treat­ments Work

Dur­ing IPL treat­ments, short pulses of intense light are emit­ted from an appli­ca­tor onto your skin. To treat acne, spe­cific wave­lengths of light tar­get bac­te­ria in the skin, as well as inflamed seba­ceous glands that con­tribute to break­outs. IPL energy at var­i­ous wave­lengths is also used to selec­tively destroy pig­ment cells, blood-filled cap­il­lary veins, or hair, depend­ing on the intended nature of your treatment.

When your skin absorbs the light energy, it heats up and you will expe­ri­ence a brief, pin­prick sen­sa­tion. A layer of chilled gel applied before treat­ment helps to ease the dis­com­fort, and as each indi­vid­ual pulse of light can treat a gen­er­ous area of skin, IPL treat­ments are gen­er­ally quite short. A typ­i­cal ses­sion ranges from 20 to 30 min­utes, and most patients require between four and six ses­sions to achieve the desired results.

The Ben­e­fits of IPL for Acne Scars

Acne scar­ring can affect both the color and tex­ture of the skin. Scars may appear as small dents in the skin’s sur­face or as raised scar tis­sue. In either case, scar­ring often cre­ates uneven pig­men­ta­tion in the form of red­ness or dark spots. Because Intense Pulsed Light can tar­get pig­ment cells specif­i­cally, IPL treat­ments are effec­tive for evening out dis­col­oration, which dra­mat­i­cally reduces the vis­i­bil­ity of acne scars and gives the appear­ance of a more uni­form skin sur­face. IPLdoes not smooth out raised scars or decrease the depth of indented scars.

Why Choose IPL Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments are a non-invasive, non-abrasive option for any­one who wishes to reduce the vis­i­bil­ity of acne scars. The min­i­mal dis­com­fort involved in the pro­ce­dure means that no anes­the­sia is required beyond a mild cool­ing gel. Side effects are rare, with red­ness in the treated area typ­i­cally short-lived and a nor­mal appear­ance restored within hours of the treatment.

Who Should Use IPL

Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments are rec­om­mended for any­one other than darker skinned indi­vid­u­als, as these peo­ple may expe­ri­ence hyper­pig­men­ta­tion from IPL, and peo­ple cur­rently or recently treated with the med­ica­tion Accu­tane. Preg­nant women and pho­to­sen­si­tive indi­vid­u­als should con­sult their physi­cian before com­menc­ing treat­ment. For those who wish to improve the tex­ture as well as the pig­men­ta­tion of acne scars, IPL can be com­bined with a more inten­sive pro­ce­dure, such as a gly­colic acid peel, in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Whether you suf­fer from active inflam­ma­tory acne or only lin­ger­ing scars, IPL treat­ment is a safe, non-surgical method for sig­nif­i­cantly improv­ing the con­di­tion of your skin. If acne break­outs and scars are trou­bling you, treat­ment with Intense Pulsed Light could allow you to face the world with full con­fi­dence again.

Learn more about our IPL Acne treat­ment products.

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No Longer Just for Acne: IPL and How It Helps Those With Rosacea

No Longer Just for Acne: IPL and How It Helps Those With Rosacea

Any­one who has ever been diag­nosed with Rosacea can tell you that it’s not only a huge incon­ve­nience, but it can also be a source of great dis­may. Of course there are things that can be done to man­age it, but it is essen­tially with­out a cure. Peo­ple with Rosacea have had to spend their lives man­ag­ing this con­di­tion through diet, stress con­trol and med­ica­tions lest they expe­ri­ence an episode. These ‘episodes’ leave many suf­fer­ers with severe flush­ing, skin lesions, and in advanced cases, over­growth of skin. Years have passed with lit­tle advance­ment in Rosacea treat­ment, until now. More and more, der­ma­tol­o­gists and med­ical pro­fes­sion­als are rec­om­mend­ing the use of Intense Pulsed Light ther­apy (IPL) in order to not only con­trol Rosacea, but to ren­der it asymptomatic.

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Rosacea: Just the Basics

Rosacea has no known cause, but plenty of known trig­gers. Believed to be inher­ited and more preva­lent in fair skinned peo­ple, flare-ups can occur due to many exter­nal and inter­nal fac­tors. Spicy food, alco­hol, cof­fee, stress and strong emo­tions can all trig­ger an episode, leav­ing the suf­fer­ers with heav­ily flushed faces and even painful acne-like bumps that don’t respond to treat­ment. Incur­able, incon­ve­nient, and uncom­fort­able, suf­fers have believed for cen­turies that noth­ing can be done.

How a Cou­ple of Rays of Light Can Help

Orig­i­nally cre­ated for hair removal, IPL ther­apy has been approved by the FDA since 1995 but is only recently gain­ing momen­tum as a Rosacea treat­ment. In fact, mod­ern der­ma­tol­o­gists are begin­ning to con­sider it the treat­ment of choice, beat­ing out the creams and lotions that have been tra­di­tion­ally pre­scribed by med­ical prac­ti­tion­ers. Dur­ing the treat­ment ses­sion, the doc­tor admin­is­ters pulses of light specif­i­cally tar­geted at the cor­rect fre­quency to lit­er­ally dis­man­tle the rup­tured hemo­glo­bin cells in the dermis.

These cells absorb the light, which has trans­formed to heat, effec­tively destroy­ing the cell and allow­ing the body to reab­sorb the waste. The unaf­fected skin remains undam­aged, but the affected por­tions are rad­i­cally trans­formed in as lit­tle as three sessions.

Does IPL Really Work?

Cur­rently, der­ma­tol­o­gists are rec­om­mend­ing three to five ses­sions of IPL, depend­ing on the sever­ity of the individual’s con­di­tion. There are some who may be skep­ti­cal about com­mit­ting to the time and cost that the course of treat­ment neces­si­tates; how­ever when the hard data is exam­ined, the ben­e­fits far out­weigh the cost. Recently, a group of Rosacea suf­fer­ers under­went five IPL help­ing sci­en­tists to col­lect data in order to bet­ter under­stand the effec­tive­ness of the process. The results were stag­ger­ing. The sub­jects enjoyed an 83 per­cent decrease in red­ness, a 75 per­cent decrease in the amount of flush­ing and 64 per­cent expe­ri­enced fewer break­outs. With those kinds of results, there is no won­der why so many doc­tors are rec­om­mend­ing IPL to their patients.

Imag­ine a life where your con­fi­dence isn’t related to the con­di­tion of your skin. Imag­ine a life where a slight blush on your cheek is just that. If you have been endur­ing Rosacea, IPL is an amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity to expe­ri­ence some­thing that actu­ally brings relief. With lit­tle down time and no lin­ger­ing side effects besides a bit of swelling, there is no rea­son not to con­sider this rev­o­lu­tion­ary treatment.

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The Best Body Hair Removal Methods For Swimmers

The Best Body Hair Removal Methods For Swimmers

A few tenths of a sec­ond can make a big dif­fer­ence between fin­ish­ing first and sec­ond, and that is why swim­mers often remove body hair before a big race. This is done to decrease drag in the water and it is also believed to give swim­mers a psy­cho­log­i­cal boost. It has become a tra­di­tion in swim­ming since the 1956 Olympics when Jon Hen­ricks and Mur­ray Rose shaved before their races and won gold medals for Aus­tralia. Today, we are going to take a look at the best body hair removal method for swimmers:

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Shav­ing

This is one of the most com­mon meth­ods of hair removal for swim­mers, but it’s also tem­po­rary.It’s rec­om­mended that you trim down the hair on your chest, arms and legs before actu­ally shav­ing. It is a cheap method of remov­ing body hair and can be done at home before a swim­ming event, but if you have a lot of hair it can require sev­eral razors.

Is this the best method?

Shav­ing remains a pop­u­lar choice for many com­pet­i­tive swim­mers, but the hair is only cut off at the sur­face and will quickly return. Ingrown hairs and fol­li­culi­tis may also become a prob­lem. How­ever, it remains a cheap, effec­tive way of mak­ing your­self more aero­dy­namic for glid­ing through the water.

Wax­ing

This is a good, albeit painful method of pulling out large amounts of hair. It is a method where warm wax is applied to the hair and then pulled out with a piece of wax strip paper. You only need to see the scene with Steve Car­rell in The 40 Year Old Vir­gin and know that it was real to under­stand how painful it can be. Still, the results will last longer than shav­ing and it is pos­si­ble to do it at home or get pro­fes­sional treatment.

Is this the best method?

Wax­ing can prove a good way of remov­ing body hair before a swim­ming event or com­pe­ti­tion, but you will need to have a good pain thresh­old. It’s also impor­tant to note that the hair must be a cer­tain length (0.25–0.5 inches) for the wax to grab and pull it out.

Laser Hair Removal

There is lim­ited pain in the case of laser hair removal and it can treat just about any part of the body. You will need to visit a trained pro­fes­sional to receive treat­ment, though, because it is essen­tially a laser burn­ing away unwanted hair fol­li­cles at their roots. The treat­ment is not cheap com­pared to the two meth­ods men­tioned above, poten­tially in the region of $1,500 or more for a series of treat­ments, and the hair will grow back.

Is this the best method?

It is a method that is being used by more swim­mers, but whether or not it is the best will depend on indi­vid­ual dis­cre­tion. The cost will also need to be taken into account and can dif­fer depend­ing on where you go.

IPL (Intense Pulse Light)

IPL is dif­fer­ent to laser hair removal as it can treat an area in one go and can do so for a larger area. This makes the treat­ment quicker and reduces the level of pain. It takes a cou­ple of treat­ments to see results and it works best on darker hair and paler skin. Pro­fes­sional IPL treat­ment can be expen­sive, albeit gen­er­ally cheaper than laser treat­ment, and there is the money sav­ing option of pur­chas­ing a home system.

Is this the best method?

Once again, it’s going to be down to indi­vid­ual pref­er­ence whether or not IPL is a swimmer’s best method of hair removal.  Repeat ses­sions will be required, but these can be car­ried out at home with a pro­fes­sional bought system.

For more infor­ma­tion on the best meth­ods for remov­ing body hair, visit our page on hair removal or con­tact our team today. You can also call us on +1.415.800.4604 for friendly advice.

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What is the difference between laser hair removal and IPL?

What is the dif­fer­ence between laser hair removal and IPL? They both sound to be doing the same thing, but which one is for me?

Both of these treat­ments dis­rupt the growth ele­ment of each hair fol­li­cle to reduce hair growth. Both lasers and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) send intense light into the hair fol­li­cle, which con­verts to heat and destroys it.

So what is the difference?

Laser hair removal:

  • Laser pulses are short and intense so require a cool­ing period to avoid burn­ing the skin. This can mean the treat­ment takes longer and can be mildly uncom­fort­able– not rec­om­mended for sen­si­tive skin.
  • Laser hair removal can be adapted to suit all skin tones.
  • Lasers are one pow­er­ful wavelength.
  • Requires repeat treat­ments. It varies depend­ing on how fast the patient’s hair grows, but on aver­age, five treat­ments are required before results become prac­ti­cally permanent.
  • Laser hair removal is one of the most costly meth­ods of hair removal cur­rently on the market.

IPL (Intense Pulse Light):

Has been FDA approved for nearly twenty years.

There are no known health risks.

  • IPL is a very cost effec­tive method of hair removal– much cheaper than laser hair removal.
  • Uses hun­dreds of dis­persed wave­lengths in each pulse mean­ing accu­rate results.
  • Requires repeat treat­ments. On aver­age eight to ten treat­ments are required before results become prac­ti­cally permanent.
  • IPL lamps are very afford­able so can be bought and used in the com­fort of your own home-as soon as hairs start grow­ing back, you can treat them straight away instead of hav­ing to wait for your appoint­ment at a clinic or salon.
  • As the light tar­gets dark pig­ments in the skin, IPL isn’t suit­able for darker skin tones as it can cause discoloration.

It is worth not­ing that nei­ther treat­ment is guar­an­teed to give you per­ma­nent hair loss but both are FDA approved for per­ma­nent hair reduc­tion. Many salons adver­tise cheap and dis­counted laser hair removal pro­ce­dures, but the best places don’t have to resort to dis­counts. As with any treat­ment, do your home­work before sign­ing up for ser­vices and be sure to book only with a der­ma­tol­o­gist or licensed tech­ni­cian. If you choose to pur­chase an IPL lamp like this be sure to read the instruc­tion man­ual before use and adjust the set­tings accord­ing to your pain thresh­old.

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How To Determine If At-Home Hair Removal Treatments Are Right For You

How To Determine If At-Home Hair Removal Treatments Are Right For You

Women and men are becom­ing more and more excited about at-home hair removal using Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments because IPL can offer con­ve­nient, cost-effective, and per­ma­nent results. As with new treat­ments, peo­ple are some­times on the fence, and they won­der whether or not it’s the best choice for them. IPL may or may not be right for some skin tones. This arti­cle dis­cusses Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments from home, and if they’re the most suit­able hair removal option for dif­fer­ent people.

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Peo­ple Who Want to Avoid Pain

Many peo­ple remove unwanted hair from their skin while they’re at home. It’s not nor­mally an enjoy­able expe­ri­ence, it can take a long time, and it can be down­right painful. Peo­ple are often drawn to Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments, as they should be, due to the fact that IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treat­ments take the pain out of hair removal.

Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments aren’t meant to be painful. With IPL, some peo­ple sense the warmth from the flashes of light, and other peo­ple feel a slight tin­gling sen­sa­tion on the skin. If the treat­ments are done cor­rectly, accord­ing to the instruc­tions pro­vided with the IPL machines, peo­ple won’t feel any­thing more than warmth and tin­gling. Imag­ine this: the feel­ing of warmth and tin­gling vs. the feel­ing of hair being ripped out of sen­si­tive skin. Warmth and tin­gling wins almost every time.

Peo­ple Who No Longer Want to Pay for Prod­ucts and Salon Visits

If the time and money spent going to a salon isn’t in the bud­get, then invest­ing in an at-home sys­tem that gives per­ma­nent results is an excel­lent solu­tion. Pur­chas­ing razors, gels, and wax strips all the time can add up to be a huge expense. Head­ing to the salon can be a very expen­sive habit, and it takes too much valu­able time to visit the salon when­ever hair needs to be removed.

For peo­ple who are look­ing for long-term sav­ings, Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments from the com­forts of the home envi­ron­ment could be the best option. IPL is worth inves­ti­ga­tion when it comes to a cost-benefit analy­sis and under­stand­ing about how IPL can be a ben­e­fit to the bank balance.

Peo­ple Who Have Dif­fer­ent Skin Tones

Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments can be per­formed on skin tones rang­ing from white (some­one who always finds them­selves with a sun burn after time in the sun) to mild brown (some­one who rarely ends up with a sun burn, and can tan nicely). Skin tones that are darker than mild brown (dark brown and black) are not suited well for Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments. It’s impor­tant to fol­low this guide­line in order to get the desired results from IPL at home.

Intense Pulsed Light treat­ments are great for peo­ple with skin tones that match the guide­lines. They’re also an excel­lent option for those peo­ple who are look­ing for a more con­ve­nient and less painful way to remove their unwanted hair. IPL treat­ments are one way that peo­ple all over the world are sav­ing time and money from the con­ve­nience of their homes.

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When is the best time to start IPL hair removal?

If you’ve been think­ing about IPL hair removal, the fall and win­ter months could be the best time to start your treat­ment. Read on to see why and get some more tips on the best time for IPLtreatment.

Why start your IPL treat­ment in fall or winter?

IPL hair removal treat­ment works best on light skin with dark hair. Dur­ing fall and win­ter it’s a lot eas­ier to keep out of the sun and pre­vent your skin from tan­ning, com­pared to the sum­mer months. If you can’t avoid being exposed to some sun before your IPL ses­sion, it’s worth invest­ing in a good sun­block to pro­tect your skin and ensure the effec­tive­ness of your IPL treatment.

What hair removal meth­ods did you use before?

The method of hair removal that you have used in the past can have an effect on when you should start your IPL treat­ment. The cycle of your hair growth plays an impor­tant part of the IPLprocess and the treat­ment doesn’t work in cases where the hair has been removed from the root, for exam­ple by wax­ing, using tweez­ers or threading.

If you have waxed, tweezed or threaded, it’s best wait around 3 weeks before start­ing your IPLtreat­ment. If you have used a hair removal or depila­tory cream, we rec­om­mend wait­ing around a week before start­ing IPL. If you have been shav­ing the area with a razor, you can start your IPLtreat­ment right away and we advise using this method of hair removal in between your IPLsessions.

We would also rec­om­mend you avoid bleach­ing the hairs before and in between ses­sions as the darker your hair colour is com­pared to your skin tone, the more effec­tive the treat­ment will be!

Can you have IPL treat­ment when on your period?

It’s safe to have IPL treat­ment when you are on your period, although some women avoid it dur­ing this time of the month because your pain thresh­old can be slightly higher dur­ing and just before the start of your period.

Find out more about what to expect from an IPL hair removal treat­ment in our guide to the VissIPL sys­tem here. You can also use our con­tact form or ring us on +1.415.800.4604 for more information.

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Body Focus: Hair Removal For Your Back

Body Focus: Hair Removal For Your Back

Hav­ing a hairy back is a com­mon prob­lem for men and women all over the world.

Men are increas­ingly becom­ing more con­cerned with groom­ing and the trend for a ‘back, sack and crack’ wax is in full swing. With smooth–chested men such as David Beck­ham flaunted in the media, along­side a more wide­spread accep­tance to male groom­ing, men’s wax­ing and shav­ing is becom­ing more com­mon. How­ever, as women have already expe­ri­enced over a longer time period, these solu­tions are often only tem­po­rary and require reg­u­lar upkeep and maintenance.

As well as the embar­rass­ment of find­ing a salon that treats men, the prob­lem with wax­ing is not only that it can be excru­ci­at­ingly painful, but the rip­ping action dam­ages hair fol­li­cles leav­ing future hairs to grow at odd angles, often side­ways into the skin. Ingrown hairs can then become infected and painful.

Many men are choos­ing to use hair removal creams, which dis­solve the ker­atin in the hair strands, killing the sur­face hair which can then be eas­ily wiped off. These kind of creams have an over­bear­ing chem­i­cal odour and only kill the hair to the sur­face of the skin. Wax­ing, shav­ing and depila­tory creams are all quick fixes which don’t have long last­ing effects. What’s worse is that when the hair starts to grow back, it can be incred­i­bly itchy, and there is noth­ing more irri­tat­ing than an itch you can’t reach!

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is said to be the least painful and most effec­tive method of per­ma­nent hair reduc­tion and is suit­able for both men and women  as well as the major­ity of skin types and hair colours. It involves run­ning a small lamp over the skin which trans­mits pow­er­ful light pulses of var­i­ous wave­lengths that tar­get the pig­men­ta­tion in the hairs, heat­ing and destroy­ing it (the hair will fall out over a few days). As hair grows in cycles, it may take up to six treat­ments to make the results more per­ma­nent, but you should see sig­nif­i­cant reduc­tions over a short time period. You can even pur­chase IPL home sys­tems allow­ing you to treat your­self in the com­fort and pri­vacy of your own home– avoid those embar­rass­ing salon appoint­ments forever!

(Top tip, a large mir­ror will make this task eas­ier, or alter­na­tively, shar­ing the machine with a friend of fam­ily mem­ber will make


Male back hairFor the one off expense of buy­ing the
VISS IPL home sys­tem which is suit­able for both men and women, your­self and your part­ner can prac­tice safe, almost pain­less, per­ma­nent hair reduction.a home machine even more cost-effective, whilst also offer­ing a help­ing hand for hard to reach areas.)

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Anti-Aging and Ion Treatments: Rewinding the Clock

Anti-Aging and Ion Treatments: Rewinding the Clock

Just because aging is inevitable, it doesn’t make it any eas­ier to take. You can blame it on as many things as you want — sleep creases, dehy­dra­tion, bad light­ing. You can slather as many expen­sive creams on them as you can afford. The fact is, when you start to get lines and wrin­kles, noth­ing you put on the sur­face of your skin will make them go away entirely. If you want to see real, mea­sur­able results you need to ‘up your game’ and start con­sid­er­ing med­ical esthetics.

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It’s Time to Rethink Plas­tic Surgery

If you’re like most peo­ple, when you think of med­ical esthet­ics the first things that come to mind are price and pain closely fol­lowed by images of bad plas­tic surgery. This may have been the case decades ago, but beauty tech­nol­ogy has advanced since then. Now, anti aging treat­ments can be not only extremely effec­tive, but pain­less and afford­able as well.

No Pain and Max­i­mum Gain

Ion treat­ments or ion­tophore­sis are swiftly becom­ing one of the ‘go to’ anti-aging pro­ce­dures for men and women world­wide. There is no down­time, and the patient sees results almost imme­di­ately. No won­der their pop­u­lar­ity is increas­ing at such a rapid rate. Using a pos­i­tive charged gal­vanic cur­rent, the ion treat­ment machine effec­tively pushes the mol­e­cules of your cho­sen treat­ment through your epi­der­mis and into the inner lay­ers of your skin where it can do its work prop­erly. Stud­ies have shown that this results in your skin using 50% of the treat­ment rather than the mea­ger 1% that is absorbed when creams or serums are applied by hand. The tech­nol­ogy is so effec­tive in fact, that it has been used to admin­is­ter med­ica­tion through the skin for years. No empty promises here!

Youth From Within

The ultra­sound waves that help to push the mol­e­cules into your der­mis have addi­tional ben­e­fits to your skin as well. Your blood cir­cu­la­tion auto­mat­i­cally increases thanks to the over 40,000 vibra­tion waves per sec­ond, flood­ing your cells with oxy­gen and thereby boost­ing your col­la­gen pro­duc­tion. Your skin will become firmer, fine lines will decrease and it will take on a healthy, rosy glow that is imme­di­ately appar­ent. There is also the added ben­e­fit of antiox­i­dant pro­tec­tion to con­sider as well. Beyond the ‘sur­face’ con­cerns of beauty, hav­ing vit­a­mins as pow­er­ful as vit­a­min C or E pushed deep into your skin cells means increased pro­tec­tion against the for­ma­tion of malig­nant cells as well. Anti aging and can­cer pre­ven­tion? Now that’s a potent com­bi­na­tion indeed.

You may have sworn to never have any kind of med­ical inter­ven­tion when it comes to pre­vent­ing aging. There are plenty of celebri­ties who make excel­lent exam­ples of how a few nips, tucks and injec­tions can go ter­ri­bly wrong. How­ever, due to the sophis­ti­ca­tion of new tech­niques it may be time to start rethink­ing your stance. Sci­ence is mak­ing it pos­si­ble to truly turn back the clock, while still look­ing entirely like your­self — no swollen lips, no pinched nose, no emo­tion­less brow. Ion treat­ments are prov­ing to be a ver­i­ta­ble foun­tain of youth.

For more infor­ma­tion on our range of home anti-aging treat­ments, please call our team on +1.415.800.4604 or use our con­tact form.

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IPL Hair Removal for Indian Skin

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Women around the world have long suf­fered from the ongo­ing incon­ve­nience of remov­ing unwanted hair. For those who have fine, lightly-coloured hair, body hair can be much eas­ier to main­tain as it’s not always vis­i­ble. For oth­ers with thick, dark-coloured and notice­able facial and/or bod­ily hair, the incon­ve­nience is far greater and can cause a wealth of self-esteem issues.

The search for a cost effec­tive, safe and per­ma­nent method of hair removal is ongo­ing. What suits one woman may not be right for another. Wax­ing, depila­tory creams and shav­ing are all quick fixes, but actu­ally make the prob­lem worse in the long run as hair can grown back thicker and more coarse.

Laser and light treat­ments tar­get the pig­men­ta­tion in hairs, heat­ing and destroy­ing them so that hair fol­li­cle activ­ity is dis­abled. For that rea­son, there must be a dif­fer­ence in pig­men­ta­tion between the skin tone and the hair colour for the treat­ment to be effec­tive and to avoid burn­ing of the skin. IPL is said to be the least painful and most effec­tive method of per­ma­nent hair reduc­tion, yet many women are hes­i­tant to try it due to con­fu­sion about its suit­abil­ity for cer­tain skin tones and hair types.

A com­mon mis­con­cep­tion is that IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is not suit­able for darker skin tones, when in actual fact, IPL can be safely used to treat unwanted hair on dark brown skin tones with black or dark brown hair using a lower light inten­sity set­ting (1,2 or 3 on VISS IPL).

Where tra­di­tion­ally it may have not been suit­able, thanks to advances in tech­nol­ogy, now it is sim­ply a case of a spe­cific light inten­sity depend­ing on your skin shade and hair colour.

With the darker and thicker nature so often asso­ci­ated with darker skin tones, includ­ing on Indian skin, IPL can offer a more long-term solu­tion to hair removal, whereas the likes of wax­ing and shav­ing can only offer tem­po­rary reduc­tions in hair, and require more time ded­i­ca­tion to maintain.

IPL home sys­tems ensure that hav­ing to go to a salon for every hair removal treat­ment is erad­i­cated, sav­ing you time, has­sle, poten­tial embar­rass­ment and money. Suit­able on arm hair and under­arm hair removal along­side tra­di­tional areas such as legs, these machines are ver­sa­tile enough to be worth your while.

For more infor­ma­tion get in touch with our team via the con­tact form or ring us on +1.415.800.4604.

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