Home' Spa and Clinic : Volume 60 February 2015 Contents META THERAPY
The latest innovation in the beauty industry for
3 Skin rejuvenation
3 Skin improvement
Dermatude Meta Therapy uses micro-perforations along with
active ingredients to promote the skin’s natural repair mechanism
and stimulate collagen and elastin production. It is completely safe
with no down time. Plus the short treatment time and low cost per
treatment gives you a fantastic ROI and excellent profits.
Dermatude are also adding some great new products for 2015
making Meta Therapy even better! Now your salon can offer
the latest in skin enhancement and deliver your clients a unique
treatment with fantastic results.
“Are you’re the next Meta Therapy specialist?
For more information call (02) 6680 8970 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
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Nd:Yag laser. Other effective lasers include CO2, erbium:yag, ruby,
thullium, and alexandrite.
IPLs release short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed
by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots
or age spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin
and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be
treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark
moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large
part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are
superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots)
After both laser and IPL treatments, pigmented lesions will darken
and may appear more obvious before they fade and “flake” away.
These devices come with a list of possible side effects. So we stress again
that your level of expertise and training should dictate the types of devices
best suited to your business. It is also absolutely essential that during
treatments protective eye wear is worn by both operator and client.
If you buy a machine from a company that doesn’t offer prudent
advice (or buy one second hand or online) and start operating it
without a thorough understanding of its capabilities – or yours – there
is a considerable risk of making a client’s condition worse. Much worse,
injuring them. Not to mention the ramifications for your business.
There is a possibility that the skin undergoing treatment becomes
darker (or even lighter) than the surrounding skin, or it could burn,
blister and then scar.
FOR ACNE AND ACNE SCARS
Laser, IPL and LED devices work on the premise of “exciting”
compounds called porphyrins, which live inside acne bacteria. The
porphyrins damage the bacteria wall, effectively killing it. This
should help reduce sy mptoms of acne.
Your level of skill will determine what devices are most
appropriate for your business and client base.
A reputable supplier will guide you on this matter, and whether
you need more training or other qualifications.
The kinds of lasers used on acne patients include diode, pulsed
dye, fractional, KTP, infrared, and pulsed light with heat energy
(LHE), as well as a newer “vacuum” laser called Isolaz.
Sometimes ALA (aminolevulinic acid) is applied prior to laser
treatment as it makes the skin more sensitive to light, and may help
produce more porphyrins within bacteria. This is called Photo
Dynamic Therapy (PDT).
Lasers are less effective with non-inflammatory acne (whiteheads
and blackheads) and severe lesions (cysts and nodules). The general
consensus is that clients presenting with severe lesions should consult
a doctor or specialist dermatologist, as treatments provided by a salon,
spa or clinic could actually be detrimental.
According to Andrea Stuth, national trainer for Spectrum Science
and Beauty, one of the best treatments for acne is IPL “but not many
people use it. It is anti-bacterial, killing the P acnes. The light also
stimulates generation of new collagen and elastin, regulates sebum
production and helps refine large pores (a signature of acne).
“Also make sure when treating acne clients that they are not on a
photo-sensitising medication as it could make their skin worse.”
Blue LED light can be helpful for acne by reducing colonies of
P acne, particularly when used with ALA, and by exerting anti-
inflammatory effects on the skin.
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