Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion is a technique which consists of manual exfoliation of the skin's outer surface. The tip of the wand used in Microdermabrasion is made of natural diamond chips, which polish the skin and remove dead cells. The result is smooth, shiny and healthy looking skin. The natural diamond tip is new technology that is easier to control than prior methods and it doesn't irritate the skin. A series of 6 treatments is recommended to get the best results.
Microdermabrasion is able to treat a wide range skin problems quickly, painlessly and without any post-treatment downtime.
Microdermabrasion treatment is most commonly used to treat the following skin conditions:
- Age spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Rough skin texture
- Congested skin& Blackheads
- Open pores
- Acne prone skin
- Age spots
- Premature Ageing
- Ingrown hair
Diamond Microdermabrasion Suction
The diamond tip treatment is based on the combination of the suction power and the process of exfoliating the skin. The increase in the suction power increases the intensity of the microdermabrasion process and allows treatment of more intense skin problems like old stretch marks, prominentaging signs or deeper acne scars. Besides, as the suction power can be regulated, higher suction power can be used on the body skin as it is less sensitive than facial skin. On top of that, the microdermabrasion suction also stimulates blood flow to the skin and cleanses the skin pores. Besides, the increased blood flow also stimulates connective tissue production and improves skin’s elasticity. As such, the skin's complexion is instantly revived with a healthy glow and younger skin.
Benefits of Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Diamond microdermabrasion is an improved substitution for the method based on crystals, which left behind the harmful crystals dust that are associated with microdermabrasion side effects. Some of the common negative symptoms of crystal microdermabrasion reported by patients include temporary skin irritations, soreness, and dryness. Another advantage of using diamond tips rather than microdermabrasion crystals is that there is no risk of tiny crystals getting stuck inside the skin pores.
This treatment results in healthier, fresher skin with enhanced elasticity and texture. Removing the mature cells from the top layer of the skin encourages fresh cells to be produced and pushed to the surface of the dermal layers, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion is the ideal treatment for anybody wishing to experience a deeper, more effective facial. The treatment can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten enlarged pores, eliminate blackheads and white-heads, and reduce the appearance of scar tissue and pigmentation. For the best microdermabrasion results, a full series of between 5 and 8 treatments is recommended, around 10 days apart.
What can Microdermabrasion treat?
Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns, including:
Also known as liver spots and sun spots, age spots are generally caused by photo-damage, which occurs as a result of repeated exposure to the sun. Using a sunscreen with a high SPF can prevent age spots and future sun damage from occurring and in turn prevent skin from ageing prematurely.
These brown spots indicate areas of the skin where melanocytes (melanin producing cells in the epidermis) are damaged or failing, either due to sun damage or the natural process of ageing. The first appearance of a future age spot can often simply be a slight blemish in the skin, or some unusual redness.
Sometimes these can be cancerous. If you notice any new spots or changes in old ones, consult your doctor before your therapist.
Keep your skin clear and healthy, and ensure it is thoroughly hydrated. Taking care of your skin will prevent further damage, and also reduce the future appearance of scarring.
Wear sunscreen! If you don’t wear some sort of SPF every day, start now. Compare the skin on your upper thighs to the skin on your face. Chances are, its much more supple and youthful, without those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. The sun really is the worse thing for your skin, and age spots simply won’t go away if you constantly feed them sunlight. Starve them out to prevent them growing, and seek IPL treatment or Dermal Rolling to reduce their appearance. LED Lumavescence treatment is also very effective, particularly if you have ageing skin, as the benefits are wide-ranging.
Sun Damage Skin
The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn't a two-way street. Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!
We often associate a glowing complexion with good health, but skin colour obtained from being in the sun – or in a tanning booth – actually accelerates the effects of ageing and increases your risk for developing skin cancer.
Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of ageing. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibres in the skin called elastin. When these fibres break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily -- taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life.
How Does the Sun Change My Skin?
- Pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) skin lesions - due to decreases in the skin's immune function.
- Benign tumours
- Fine and coarse wrinkles
- Discoloured areas of the skin, called mottled pigmentation
- Sallowness -- a yellow discolouration of the skin
- Telangiectasias -- the dilation of small blood vessels under the skin
- Elastosis -- the destruction of the elastic and connective tissue (causing lines, wrinkles and sagging skin)
Rough skin texture
Most people's skin fits into one of four categories -- oily, normal, dry and combination. As their names suggest, oily skin often has a slick or sticky texture, while dry skin can be flaky and rough. People with combination skin usually have oily skin on their forehead, nose and chin -- also known as the T-zone -- and dry or normal skin on their cheeks. In all skin types, dead cells can build up on the skin's outer layer, called the epidermis, leading to a rough texture and a dull appearance. Exfoliation, either with gritty scrubs or chemicals like salicylic acid, will remove the old cells and reveal the softer, brighter skin underneath.
At the same time, a number of skin conditions can affect the texture of the skin, including acne, rosacea and eczema. Medical conditions can affect skin texture, too. For example, the autoimmune disease lupus can cause a scaly, butterfly-shaped rash across the nose and cheeks. Hormonal changes can change the skin, as well -- pregnant women, for instance, can experience acne and pigment changes known as pregnancy mask. And a number of things that change skin texture, like the size of your pores, are hereditary.
While some aspects of your skin texture are beyond your control, there are steps you can take to help improve it:
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet, and drink plenty of water.
- Follow an appropriate skin care regimen for your skin type. Most skin care plans include cleansing, toning and moisturising, with regular or periodic exfoliation.
- Use sunscreen -- sun damage can cause freckles, wrinkles, rough spots and cancer.
- Consider taking a vitamin that includes vitamins C, E, A, B and K. The jury's still out on just how much vitamins affect people's health.
Congested skin & black heads
What Causes Clogged, Congested Pores and Blackheads? There are glands in the skin called sebaceous glands that produce a sticky substance called sebum. Sebum has the function of lubricating and protecting skin from infection. Hormonal fluctuations, especially an increase in hormones called androgens, stimulate sebum production. If too much sebum is produced, it can stick to dead skin cells within follicles and cause the opening called the pore to become blocked.
Sometimes clogged, congested pores become blackheads. Blackheads are simply follicles filled with dead skin cells and sebum. They look black because a chemical reaction that happens with exposure to oxygen. Clogged pores can also become white heads. Unlike blackheads, white heads lack the black because they’re closed off from the surface of the skin so that it is never exposed to the air. Clogged pores, blackheads and white heads can develop into bumps and pimples if bacteria feed on the dead skin cells and sebum and inflammation sets in.
Genetics play a role in who gets clogged pores and congested skin, and hormones are also a factor. Blocked pores are more common during puberty when hormone levels are rapidly changing. Sometimes they also reappear during late adulthood when the rate of skin cell renewal slows, and dead skin cells build up leading to blocked pores. Some cosmetic products also contain ingredients that can clog pores.
What Causes Open/Large Pores?
So what exactly causes large pores? Dermatologists have studied several factors, and there are three main causes: oily skin, age and sex.
Our bodies produce sebum, an oily substance we secrete to make the skin waterproof and to keep it from drying out. People who have naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. This happens because when oil and dirt collect in your skin, your skin swells and your pores look larger than they normally would. Some people may also associate large pores with severe acne, but this isn't always the case. Even though people with oily skin tend to be prone to acne, that doesn't mean acne is a secondary factor in the appearance of large pores. One reason for the misconception may be that small divots formed by acne scarring may look like enlarged pores.
Another contributing factor is age. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity, which can cause your pores to look bigger. Sun damage, which typically accumulates with age -- the older you are, the more you've been exposed to the sun -- also affects the appearance of pores. It makes your skin thicken, causing skin cells to collect around the edges of your pores, which stretch them out.
The third main factor is sex. In general, males tend to have larger pores than females. Women might experience enlarged pores more often during hormonal changes, however, particularly during menstruation.
Genetic predisposition may also be a contributing factor when it comes to pore size. If one or both of your parents have large pores, you might also have or eventually experience a similar condition.
Since several of the factors that contribute to larger pores can't be changed, you may be wondering whether you can do anything about them. Read on to learn how you can help create the illusion of smooth skin.
Acne Prone Skin
Looking for the best acne treatment? There are be many causes of acne and pimples such as hormonal imbalances, stress or diet. LED Light Therapy is the clinically proven acne treatment available to cure acne, heal breakouts and eliminate acne-causing bacteria.
What causes acne?
Acne and pimples are caused by excess oil in the skin (sebum), which traps dirt in the pores of the epidermis leading to inflammation and breakout.
How to get rid of acne
LED Light Therapy is considered one of the best acne treatments available and can achieve fast and effective results with no down-time. In conjunction with skin treatments, here are some more tips on how to get rid of pimples:
- Reduce build-up of oils and bacteria with a good acne cleanser
- Do not squeeze active acne
- Avoid using abrasive skin scrubs, opt for a chemical exfoliant or peel
- Avoid excessive sun exposure
- Use an effective Clearing Lotion daily
- Sleep for 8 - 10 hours per night
- Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins
- Use non-comedogenic cosmetics and make-up
- Avoid using skincare products containing excess perfumes, preservatives and additives
- Exercise! Regular exercise is great for your overall health and well being
- Book a facial once a fortnight to maintain healthy skin.
So get your acne treated and cure acne with Advanced Skin Treatments at Brazilian Beauty. Book in for a free skin consultation with our professional skin therapists. They will profile your skin using a skin scanner to determine the best course of treatments to reduce your acne and help to heal your skin. See our client’s incredible acne treatment before and after skin transformation here.
Cure acne with Advanced Skin Treatments at Brazilian Beauty. LED Light Therapy is the clinically-proven acne treatment to eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation and clear your skin.
Everybody's skin ages.The rate at which it does so can depend on our job, our lifestyle, our diet and even how much sun we get.
Here are the top 10 factors that cause premature ageing of your facial skin:
Sun exposure is a major factor and is more important than our chronological age to the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, reducing in skin elasticity and sagging skin. In fact about 70% of skin ageing process depends on the amount of sunlight our skin is exposed to throughout our life. Solar radiation accelerates destruction of connective tissue in our skin through oxidation process. The elastic connective tissue become rigid and fragile and their basic structure is destroyed – a phenomenon called solar elastosis.
The accelerated oxidation processes also damage the genetic material in the skin cells and cause an abnormal division of cells. Thus the solar radiation also increases the risk of malignant and pre-malignant skin lesions and of course leads to the appearance of rough, thin and wrinkled skin. Beyond that, prolonged sun exposure damages the sebaceous glands and causes dry and sensitive skin.
Further reading: you can also see this video that reveals what the sun really does to your skin.
Smoking causes premature fine lines that typically appear on places where the skin is very thin, such as the sides of the eyes (smile lines) and above the upper lip. These typical smoking lines may appear 10-15 years before they appear among non-smokers. The reason for the premature wrinkles among smokers lies in the reduction of vitamin C level in their blood, which is 60% lower on average in comparison to the level found in the blood of non-smokers. Vitamin C is a key component in the production of connective tissue, which are responsible for the elasticity and appearance of youthful and healthy skin, whereas lack of it affects the proper production of connective tissue.
3. A diet low in protein and rich in simple carbohydrates
A diet rich in simple sugars and sweets causes the connective tissue of the skin to become rigid and lose its elasticity. On the other hand, complete protein is important to the production of protein structures that are vital to the appearance of fresh skin, such as hyaluronic acid, connective tissue and elastin fibres.
4. A diet low in fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are the main source of antioxidants in our daily nutrition. Sun exposure, smoking, chronic diseases and air pollution expose us to accelerated oxidation damages in our body. Soluble dietary antioxidants such as lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene and other antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables reach the deeper skin layers (the dermis) and partially neutralize the oxidative damage associated with prolonged exposure to the sun. Also fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are essential to the proper production of connective tissue. Berries are especially rich in vitamin C. You can find easy and nutritious berry recipes in my e-book The Healing Berry Guide. This e-book will teach you how to transform your health with berries and their amazing health benefits.
Our body has an inherent ability to produce enzymes that operate as antioxidants, along with the ability to correct individual damage to DNA which is the genetic code present in all cells. These antioxidant enzymes produced in our body are responsible for the effective repair of the damage to our genetic code that occurs with the ageing process. However, the tendency to repair genetic damage and the amount of antioxidants our body produces naturally are inherent in our genome, so our parents also affect the degree of damage caused to our skin with the ageing process.
Prolonged emotional stress causes increased secretion of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These stress hormones accelerate various ageing processes that include suppression of normal synthesis of connective tissue, characteristic obesity of the face, along with osteoporotic processes that damage bone density and cause changes in bone structure.
7. Tendency to facial mimicry
The tendency to talk with exaggerated facial movements is acquired and learned. Usually children tend to mimic their parents characteristic facial movements during the conversation. Intensive use of facial muscles brings exaggerated expression lines on the face that cause us to look older than we are. For example, repetitive frowning causes the appearance of frown line between the eyebrows and may become permanent even from our late twenties. Also frowning and raising the eyebrows causes the appearance of horizontal forehead wrinkles that become deeper on the skin. Beyond wrinkles, repeated use of expression muscles causes their dominance under the skin and damages the relaxed and smooth appearance which is typical to young looking face.
8. Lack of sleep
During the stage of deep sleep, the pituitary gland in our brain secretes growth hormone. Continuous night sleep is actually one of the few times in the day in which this growth hormone is secreted in adults, and this hormone has a great importance in keeping various body tissues and their renewal, including the skin tissue. Prolonged lack of sleep is clearly evident on the face and accelerates ageing, as well as causes many other pathological processes.
further reading: also read my article about the 23 dangers of sleep deprivation. If you struggle to get better sleep, try these foods, herbs or natural substance.
Alcohol causes damage to the skin texture and colour and has considerable influence on the eye sockets. Drinking a lot of alcohol causes bulged eyes and face resulting from the accumulation of toxic breakdown products in the deeper skin layers and causes the appearance of capillaries and redness of the cheeks and on the nasal bridge.
Prolonged feelings of sadness and hopelessness were found to cause shortening of telomeres – structures located in all the cells in our body that affect among other things on the life span of the cell. Telomere shortening affects the genetic material (DNA) in all cells. It stops cell division and causes premature cell death. This shortening of telomeres and accelerated ageing of the cells is most visible in tissues which are divided rapidly, such as skin tissue and hair. Depression also causes increase in stress hormones and often accompanied with personal neglect, sleep disorders and poor nutrition – things that also accelerate the ageing process.
What about water?
The effect of water on the skin is controversial. Some sources claim that one of the benefits of drinking water is softer, moister skin. I’ve also seen several references that claim that water will not prevent wrinkles as wrinkles and ageing are mainly caused by sun, age and genetics. Other sources claim that it is true that the outermost layer of your skin may feel rough if it doesn’t contain enough water, however there’s no scientific proof that drinking extra water can make dry skin supple.
But there is no denial that the ageing process doesn’t only reflect in our skin. It also reflects in our body and the way it functions. Every organ and system in our body needs water to regulate body temperature, flush out toxins, aid digestion and carry nutrients to our cells. The cells of our skin also depend on water to better function and repair damage. So drink water – if not for your skin, then for your general health.
Ingrown hairs occur when a hair grows sideways or curls back into the skin. It can present as a small red bump, a curly hair that comes out of the skin and then re-enters it, or a larger, pus-filled sore.
There are a variety of causes for ingrown hairs. The most common include shaving and waxing, although ingrown hairs can occur for absolutely no reason. Darker skin types and people with curly hair tend to experience ingrown hairs more often. They can also be caused by poor skin maintenance, as dead skin cells and other debris can block the hair follicle, causing the hair to grow in the wrong direction. To keep your skin clear after shaving or waxing, use a highly effective, all-natural product.
The main symptoms of ingrown hairs include itchiness and tenderness at the site. Inflammation can also occur, which appears as red or pink bumps on the skin. The bumps can become infected and pus-filled, particularly as the hair grows back after shaving and the condition worsens.
Proper shaving techniques and preparation of the skin prior to shaving can help to prevent ingrown hairs. Using a sharp blade which glides smoothly across the surface of the skin removes the need to apply force to the razor, which can lead to the hair being cut off below the top layer of skin.
It is also important to use shaving cream or gel to prevent the hair being forced beneath the skin.
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