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The Dermaroller – What is it?

New Treatment- Derma Roller Collagen Stimulation Therapy ™ otherwise known as the DermaRoller or Micro Needling is a cutting-edge treatment technique that harnesses your body’s natural powers of healing to increase collagen and achieve incredible results. It is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing, as well as sun damage, scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skintone and dilated blood vessels. Pioneering South African plastic surgeon and founder of Environ skincare Dr Des Fernandes developed the process of pricking the skin with multiple tiny needs to stimulate collagen production without causing any damage to the epidermis back in 1996.

What will happen during the treatment? – During this revolutionary procedure, a skincare professional will apply a topical anaesthetic to ensure your comfort and will use a small instrument containing tiny needles (1mm on the face – 3mm on the body) to create thousands of microscopic channels in your skin.  This causes a minimal amount of bleeding that stops within minutes. After the treatment your practitioner will apply nourishing vitamins A and C to your skin followed by a soothing face mask.

How it works – The body responds to Collagen Stimulation Therapy ™ in the same way as it would to an injury.  The small amount of bleeding caused during treatment releases powerful growth factors, part of a natural healing response that results in increased collagen and elastin production.

What do I have to do to prepare for this treatment? – It is vitally important that the skin is first prepared with Environ vitamin A products for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to treatment.  Ideally it should be 3 months. The longer the skin has been prepared with vitamin A the faster and better it will heal.  Vitamin A has been proven to thicken the epidermis and increase collagen deposition.

What can I expect after the treatment? – The tiny holes in the skin close completely within 12 hours and it has been shown that after 12 hours there is no evidence of any damage to the epidermis (the surface of the skin). The bleeding stops almost immediately and the skin is left flushed (like a sunburn) for only about 24 hours. Although on a more sensitive skin the redness can sometimes last longer. The redness will decrease day by day but a slight pinkness can last up to 3 days. The healing phase lasts between 5 and 7 days and during this time the skin can feel dry and tight and will often flake. Some people can also experience a few spots.  After this the skin will look radiant, smooth and fresh.

The result

  1. It will take longer to notice the tightening effects from Collagen Stimulation Therapy ™.  Dr Des Fernandes, known as the founding father of needling, has been performing micro-needling treatments since the early 1990s. One of the main things that he has learnt is that effects take time and the best results are achieved after multiple treatments (minimum of 6).  It takes time for the skin to lay down a thick layer of collagen and we advise that people should not expect to see significant tightening results until around 3 months after your first treatment.  People will then start to notice something different and comment on how good your skin is looking. The skin will continue to improve even after 6 months and treatments can be repeated.

ADVANTAGES OF SKIN NEEDLING ARE:

  • The first advantage is that this procedure does not permanently damage the skin.  The skin actually becomes thicker.
  • The healing phase is short.
  • The procedure is not painful due to the anaesthesia (topical only required for 1mm depth needling); there is also no post operative pain.
  • It is not as expensive as laser resurfacing.
  • Sun-sensitivity is a major and enduring problem in laser resurfacing, whereas after needling of the skin, the horny layer rapidly returns to its original thickness and the skin is not sun sensitive.
  • A major advantage is that this needling can be done on people who have had laser resurfacing, or those with very thin skin.
  • A very gratifying change occurs in dilated blood vessels, which may disappear.
  • The other advantage is that this does not really have to be done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  The technique is easy to master because it does not require the artistic skills that are imperative in a tattoo artist.
  • If the result after the percutaneous collagen induction is not satisfactory to the patient, it can be repeated without any risk.

For best results, a series of six collagen stimulation Therapy treatments should be done at intervals between one week and one month, depending on clients time and skin recovery time. The cost for a course of 6 treatments is £1250. This includes 6 1.5 hour treatments, 60 skin vitamin C supplements retailed at £14 and the Environ Hydrating oil capsules retailed at £42. I offer the Dermaroller see my site www.laurasmobilebeautytreats.com

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Environ Cool Face Peel – What is it?

New Treatment offered – Cool Face Peel.

What is it? The cool peel is a mild peel made of lactic acid. Our skins are made of lactic acid so it is the safest way to peel our skin.  The percentage of lactic acid in the professional peel is 5%.

Suitable for

  • All skin types
  • Particularly good for oily, acne or rosacea
  • Thickened sun damaged skin

Not suitable for – Hyper pigmentation should not be treated because when we peel our skin we make it more susceptible to uv penetration and consequently that can lead to more melanin being produced so the condition can get worse.

Benefits you can see

  • Remove excess dead skin cells without damaging or striping the skin
  • Thickens the epidermis of our skin
  • Soften and smooths wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve skins radiance / natural moisture
  • Reduces and prevents breakouts
  • Will lighten superficial pigmentation
  • Reduces redness
  • Kills bacteria

Whats actually happening – Growth factors will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to tighten the skin reducing lines, wrinkles and making the skin plumper. Cool peels result in the release of TGF (Transforming growth factor) which is responsible for scar less healing.

Preparation for the cool peel.

  • Clients must be using a Vitamin A cream for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Patch test 48 hours before.

Contra-indications

  • Skin not prepared with Vitamin A
  • Excessive Sun bed users / recent exposure to the sun
  • Diabetes or other major illness – doctors note required
  • Radiation treatment
  • Skin deasease like Porphyria
  • Roaccuatane
  • Recent dermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatments
  • Waxing of the area is not recommended 10 days before or after the peel.

Skin care after peeling

  • Avoid sun exposure for minimum of 7 days
  • Sunscreen must be worn daily
  • No swimming in the sea or swimming pool for 24 hours
  • Do not pick or rub the skin
  • Avoid use of AHA or other exfoliating products for 48 hours
  • Make up and normal skincare can be worn

For stubborn skin conditions a course is recommended

  • Problematic skin –  Treat once a week for 6 weeks. Support daily with the home peel kit.
  • Sun Damaged skin – Treat once a week for 6 weeks and support with the home peel kit 2-3 times per week.

Please note the home peel kit has 2.5% of lactic acid and the professional one is 5% lactic acid.

Lauras Mobile Beauty Treats now offers facial peels. See facials in the treatment section. www.laurasmobilebeautytreats.com

My skin gets dull and dry in winter, even though I moisturise. What can i do?

Skin will naturally get drier in the cold weather. Also being in the central heating will also dehydrate the skin. Absence of sunlight skin produces less oil resulting in a dull complexion and more visible dehydration lines. Using something like Environ Ionzyme Hydrating Serum regularly will help. To maximize the result I would first cleanse and tone with environ AVST cleanser and Toner then use the home Cosmetic roll kit. Roll the skin for 3-5 minutes creating little channels into the skin for deeper absorption. Apply the Hydration Serum and leave the skin for 5-10 mins before applying your daily vitamin cream.

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Can you shrink enlarged open pores?

The size of your pores is genetic. You can minimise large pores on the nose and chin with intensive treatment from a trained skincare therapist. Regular use of a pore minimising will help clear them of oily residue – minimising ingrained oily build up will prevent them from appearing larger then they are. Products like Environ B- Active Sebu range with salicylic acid will help unclog the pores and dissolve oil build up. High levels of Vitamin A will also help reduce enlarged pores. Sun damage can make pores look larger so protect with a light SPF like Alpha Day Lotion. Do not over-cleanse your skin as this will stimulate oil production.

All of these products will help with blocked pores.

http://www.environ.co.za/ranges/b-active-range, http://www.environ.co.za/ranges/avst-range, http://www.environ.co.za/ranges/ionzyme-range, http://www.environ.co.za/products/intensive-alpha-hydroxy-cream, http://www.environ.co.za/products/intensive-alpha-hydroxy-gel

To book treatments or receive beauty advice get in touch via my website below.

http://www.laurasmobilebeautytreats.com/

How do I get rid of the little broken veins around my nose and cheeks?

Sometimes these broken capillaries can be genetic but they are usually a result of sun damage, smoking, harsh temperatures or treating the skin roughly. Over indulgence in alcohol / spicy food can also make them flare up. You can get rid of them semi-permanently with laser treatments. Vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of smaller threads and colostrum wraps collagen around the capillaries therefore strengthening them. You can treat topically and internally with capsules.

I like these

Environ C Boost, Environ Colostrum, Skin Vit C Capsules, Colostrum Capsules.

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What’s the best product to strengthen your nails?

I have always had thin, weak, peeling nails that never grew very long without breaking. That was until I discovered Nailtiques. Nailtiques are protein formulas for the nails and come in 3 different strengths.

•    Formula 1 – Maintain a healthy nail
•    Formula 2 – For thin, weak, peeling nails
•    Formula 3 – For hard, brittle nails

This Nail Strengthener is the the only one I have used that actually really works.  Within 2 week of using Nailtiques I had nails and within 6-8 weeks they were long and strong.

What you should do is buy Formula 2 or 3 depending on what your nail type is and then once your have your nails in the condition that you want move onto Formula 1 to maintain your nails. If you over use Formula 2 it will have an adverse effect as over proteinising your nails will also make them break.

You can get Nailtiques off Amazon or Nail Recovery

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My views on Foundations

Over the years I have tried and used many different foundations. I tried Mac, Clarins & Clinique.

I personally found Mac to be to heavy. I think Mac would be great for a photography studio photoshoot but I think for day to day wear its abit too much unless you like a really heavily made up look. I also found it blocked my pores.

With the Clarin’s foundation I found none of the colours were an exact match. Either too light or too dark. Again the coverage was abit heavy and I found it didnt look natural.

I absolutely love Clinique foundation. The colour matched exactly, its not too heavy so it definitely looks natural and thats the look I personally prefer. It gave my skin a natural flawless finish. I really like the Super Balanced Foundation which rehydrates the dry areas and drys out the oily areas. I also really like Clinique loose powder and the Airbrush Concealer which is great for covering dark circles but is light in texture so doesnt accentuate fine lines around the eyes.

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Exfoliation Questions

Is exfoliation a vital part of your skincare routine?
Yes and no. Pre-cleansing helps you to double-clean skin but if it still looks tired and and dull, a gentle exfoliation will help. Exfoliation should be as gentle as possible so you dont damage the skins surface protective layer. You shouldnt over exfoliate as it will strip your skin of its natural oils aswell as take off the top protective layer of skin which will make your skin more flaky in the long run. If you need a gentle exfoliator I like AVST hydrating exfoliating mask, C- Quence Energising Mask, B-Active Sebumasque, Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Cream & Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Gel. These products will melt off your dead skin in a very gentle way.

I have sensitive skin do I still need to exfoliate?
Its best not to exfoliate a sensitive skin. They need to maintain a healthy layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin (known as the horny layer) in order to prevent excessive water loss. It would be better to clean your skin with a pre cleanser then rinse off with water. If your skin is super sensitive take Vitamin A Capsules or supplements to try and rebuild and thicken your skins protective layer. Also a vitamin enriched cream is a good idea.

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Toning Questions

Are Toners really useful?
Toners are often undervalued in a beauty routine when in fact its your toner that completes your cleansing routine. If excess oil or make up is left on the skin it will clog your pores, mild alcohol free toners will remove this and prepare your skin for to absorb your moisturiser ect. The best toners wont strip your skin of its natural oils and will leave it feeling energised and fresh.

I have oily, acne-prone skin, do I need to use a toner?
An acidic toner will be beneficial for oily skin- It will pick up any leftover residue after cleansing and assist in maintaining the PH balance of the skin, which will reduce the risk of infection. B-Active Sebutone is great for extremely oily skin or acne prone skin, helping to degrease with lactic acid and disinfect with T- Tree oil.

I love Environ Toners, AVST Toner, C Quence Ionzyme Toner & Sebu Tone.

Give them a try www.laurasmobilebeautytreats.com

Environ Accumax Info – supplements for break-outs and problematic skins

ACCUMAX INFO –

Skin Accumax contains a special combination of vitamins A, C and E, which support skin health. It also contains DIM, an active nutrient complex found in broccoli. These ingredients have been carefully formulated in a specific ratio for maximum results.

Accumax frequently asked questions

Who is Skin Accumax for?
Regardless of whether you’re only occasionally unhappy with your skin, or if you have ongoing concerns you can take Skin Accumax.  It’s suitable for males and females, as long as you’re over the age of 16.  It has been specially designed to address ALL levels of problem skin.

How soon will I see results?
This will vary from person to person however we recommend that you initially take Skin Accumax for at least 14 weeks. Most people will start to see results by then, and skin may continue to improve with continued use.

How long should I take Skin Accumax for?

Once your skin has regained its balance, you can discontinue taking Skin Accumax.  The results achieved are likely to be long-lasting, but if the problem recurs then you can start taking the supplements again until your skin concerns have been addressed.

Can men take Accumax?

Anyone over the age of 16, male or female can take Skin Accumax.

Is there anyone who can’t take it? 
If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant or planning a pregnancy or taking prescription medication containing retinoic acid or tretinoin, then Skin Accumax™ won’t be suitable for you.  If in doubt, please ask your doctor.

What happens if I forget to take it?
Just continue taking the recommended daily dose as normal, there is no need to compensate for missed pills.  It is okay to take all the capsules in the evening if you forget in the morning.

Are there any additives? 

Skin Accumax has no added dairy, yeast, artificial colourings or flavourings and no wheat or gluten-containing ingredients. We only add ingredients that help to protect and encapsulate the nutrients.

Can I take it with another multivitamin? 

The Recommended Daily Dose (RDA) reflects the minimum levels of nutrients to stay healthy.  The Upper Safety Limits are much higher and are listed below.  We recommend taking a multivitamin as long as it doesn’t exceed these levels when combined with Skin Accumax™.

•    Vitamin E  300mg
•    Vitamin C 1000mg
•    Vitamin A  3000 mcg
•    There is no RDA or Upper Safety Limit for DIM

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