- $ (Every day)
- $$ (Now & Then)
- $$$ (Treat yourself)
- Sagging Skin
- Laugh Lines
- Tightening & Toning
- And a lot more!
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT: SKIN TREATMENTS
There has been a great deal of advancement in medical and dermatological treatments to beat back the signs of time when healthy eating, creams, and lifestyle choices simply won’t cut the mustard! Read on to discover how to firm up your skin, defy droopy jowls or eradicate wrinkles with help from these latest age-busting treatments.
(Thanks to our friends at Marbella Rocks for this piece!)
STEM CELL REJUVENATION
At the forefront of cutting edge aesthetic medicine is the use of stem cells to repair and regenerate the skin. There are people who ask for this treatment to help regenerate their skin, heal scarring or even treat alopecia and male pattern baldness.
It is a completely painless process that doesn’t require surgery and is usually carried out with a numbing cream. It involves obtaining a patient’s stem cells from their fat (usually a 2mm pinch of skin at the back of the neck above your hairline). It is then mixed with a saline solution and vitamins to rejuvenate the patient’s cells before being injected into the “affected” zone.
This pioneering treatment holds a lot of promise. Not only are dermal fillers becoming one of the most popular anti-ageing procedures on the market but stem cell regeneration is one of the most talked about advancements in general aesthetic medicine. Now imagine combining the two so a patient is able to have their own rejuvenated stem cells injected back into their skin – scientists claim this is currently one of the most effective techniques available on the market.
One of the draws is that only one treatment is usually required after which the results are visible within a few days. In the case of alopecia, it will take 6 weeks to see the full effects of the treatment. There isn’t a minimum age to test out stem cell treatments, although it is only after 25 that patients start to lose their natural collagen so it isn’t recommended before this age.
It is advised to only carry out stem cell regeneration treatments with a qualified medical practitioner. There was recently a case in the US where a woman was injected with stem cells containing cartilage and as a result, fragments of bone began growing in the skin. Although this sounds horrendous, any patient in their right mind should always thoroughly research any procedure they are thinking of carrying out. Afer all, botox has led to facial paralysis in some patients but that doesn’t stop millions of women getting the injections every day!
COMCIT BY CRYSTAL CLEAR
Comcit is a new, cutting edge, anti-ageing treatment that promotes new collagen growth through a series of treatments including micro-channelling and cryo-oxygen. Sound confusing? Here’s the science-y part…the special micro-channelling roller helps to penetrate the skin and ensure the finest and best anti-ageing Crystal Clear products are worked deep into the epidermis. When the roller moves over the surface of the skin, it penetrates through it and creates a pathway for the powerful rejuvenation actions to take effect. Basically, it works from the inside out.
Not only does this help to instantly smooth and plump skin but over time, it works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The facial only takes 45 minutes and effects are immediately noticeable. Expect to see a dramatic reduction in lines, firmer and plumper skin, improved clarity and texture of the skin, and a lifted and redefined jawline.
Piercing your skin with a bunch of tiny little needles may not sound appealing at first but do the cosmetic benefits of the dermal roller outweigh the negative? At first glance, a dermal roller may appear to be a miniature barbaric torture device (!) but it has become one of the most innovative approaches to skincare treatment in years.
Dermal rollers are known to be an effective treatment against ageing elements like wrinkles, fine lines, and skin stretching. They can help to thicken the skin, smooth scars, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The magic lies within the fine needles that penetrate the skin as it is rolled across the surface. The tiny pinpricks help stimulate collagen and elastin production, which aid in plumping the skin in problem areas, such as where there are laugh lines or forehead wrinkles.
Proven to increase chemical absorption up to 1000 times, dermal rollers are commonly used along with skincare products such as moisturisers, anti-wrinkle or anti-aging creams, and even essential oils. As the holes are put in place, the product is able to penetrate the skin at a deeper level than just surface application, causing the results to be more effective and promising. Instead of just sitting on the surface, skincare products are able to be fully absorbed into multiple layers of skin as opposed to just the top one.
The science behind the dermal roller is impressive and the results are apparent. Dermal rollers are effective for superficial acne scarring, especially when used in conjunction with other non-invasive cosmetic solutions. However, dermal rollers require multiple treatments before you see any results. Due to the downtime associated with dermal rollers, this may not be an ideal choice for many people.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE FACIALS
Set up 30 years ago by a doctor, a biologist, and a physiotherapist, the aim was to create clinically active, personalised skincare with high concentrations of active botanicals and marine extracts. The team’s knowledge of internal medicine had given them a very clear idea of how stress, hormones, medication, and lifestyle can affect and change the state of people’s skin. So, analysing and treating skin based on what it needs at any particular moment, not by a generalised idea of ‘skin type’, became the brand’s USP. Biologique Recherche Facials have gone from strength to strength with over 30 million avid users worldwide.
BR Methodology is based on two stages: initialisation and treatment. You will be assessed into the most appropriate treatment. The Initialisation stage is a crucial part of the BR Methodology. The skin is prepared and cleansed to restore the epidermis’s natural regeneration proprieties. During this stage, the epidermis is thoroughly cleansed, its PH is balanced, it is gently exfoliated, and its proteolipid film is restored. Impurities and dead cells are gradually brought to the surface and eliminated. After this stage, which involves make-up removal followed by a gentle exfoliation and a mask, the skin is ready to receive the specific Treatment Stage products. This includes Le Soin Biovecteur Marin which energises, sculpts and rejuvenates, lifts, purifies and illuminates. Le Soin Vip O2 then helps to oxygenate and further illuminate the skin.
Wrinkles, saggy jowls, muffin tops, bingo wings, loose thighs, chubby belly…have we got your attention yet? No matter how young or beautiful, every woman has one or two areas of concern which they would love to improve if given a magic wand. Unfortunately, with age and the joys of menopause, these issues could very well be multiplied and the magic wand usually only comes in invasive forms such as liposuction, face-lifts, botox, etc.
Now, there is a quick, comfortable, and easy solution for smoothing those wrinkles and thighs, lifting those jowls and buttocks, and flattening that tummy without expensive or painful surgery. T-Shape is a new, non-surgical, anti-cellulite and fat reducing body-contouring treatment and a rejuvenating, skin firming/lifting facial treatment in one. It works with three different yet synergistic technologies: radio frequency to tighten and tone the skin, lipo-laser to melt the fat, and a vacuum to assist lymphatic drainage and to smooth cellulite.
After only 4-5 sessions you can see a very noticeable difference and, if you’d previously been less than enthusiastic about wearing sleeveless tops and bikinis, you could very well find that you have the confidence this summer.
T-Shape also produces great results with refining the jaw line and firming up the delicate skin on the neck and the décolleté.
For more info on how the T-Shape could help tone up your problem areas, contact Katie Lee Beauty Therapy on +34 660 444 005 or visit the website www.katieleebeautytherapy.com to book a free consultation.
Without a doubt, Botox is the most common procedure on the market these days. When it was first introduced in 2000, it used to only be associated with A-listers and women over the age of 40. Now Botox is as common for women as getting a leg wax, with millions of women advocating the face-freezing injections. What´s more, according to recent statistics, 30% of Botox users are people in their 20’s. According to medical practitioners, despite people in their 20’s having very few lines or wrinkles, having Botox in their 20’s is actually good. Botox is also popular as a preventative measure against ageing. Patients who begin to use Botox in their 20’s and 30’s will have fewer fine lines and wrinkles in the Botox targeted areas because the muscles will be relaxed and unable to produce wrinkles.
THE PONYTAIL FACELIFT
Look in the mirror and scrape back your hair into a tight ponytail. Ta-dah! Your wrinkles magically disappear and everything is lifted back to positions they last held in the 1980’s! This is certainly the cheapest way to achieve the effects of a facelift, but for a more permanent change consider the Ponytail Lift. The procedure is designed to mimic the improved appearance that comes with pulled back hair, with lifted brows, cheeks, and jowls, and is minimally invasive. This procedure is more formally known as an endoscopic forehead lift and is hardly new – people have been doing this for the past 30 years!
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