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range of ser vices and have a cutting edge to
attract new ones.
SPA+CLINIC presents a sampling plate of
tech options to consider for 2018.
THE CHINA DOLL
Pigmentation is cited as Australians' third most
worrisome aesthetic skin concern, and numerous
sur veys have shown that a mottled complexion
is perceived as more of a marker of ageing than
lines and wrinkles.
In many Asian cultures, flawless, porcelain-
like skin has for centuries been highly prized.
Treatments that could lighten and brighten
the skin have been the most sought-after of all
The 20th and 21st centuries have made this
quest a whole lot easier with cosmeceutical
skincare and the advent of laser and IPL
technology to blitz dark spots and blotches and
generally even out skin tone.
Around the 1990s, here in Australia, several
generations of sun worshippers (and those who
simply got collateral damage from being exposed
to the sun in daily life) realised The Tan had
terrible consequences ...
First and foremost, the risk of skin cancers,
some fatal, like melanoma. Australia, per
capita, has the highest rate of skin cancers
in the world.
The second -- and which is the lifeblood of
our industry -- was accelerated skin ageing in the
form of lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation
and overall degeneration of the skin leading to
dullness, dryness, crepiness and sagging.
Australians of all ethnic backgrounds have been clamouring
for answers ever since.
And so to The China Doll Facial with Pastelle Q-Switched laser...
HOW IT WORKS
A thin layer of medical-grade carbon cream is
applied to the skin, to act as a photo enhancer. After
about 15 minutes, the entire area is then treated
by the Pastelle, whose nano -second lightning fast
Q switched Nd Yag Laser stimulates and cleans the
pores, and promotes the growth of collagen.
The carbon cream is shattered and blasted
from the skin, taking the dirt, oil and dead
skin cells from the epidermal layer, helping to
contract the pores.
Combining laser toning and laser genesis
modes will activate collagenesis, providing long-
lasting improvement to the underlying structure
of the skin.
How does it feel: The China Doll Facial has
been described as feeling warm or prickly, but
not painful. A minor "sonic boom" is heard as the
carbon particles are targeted by the laser and the
light energy is absorbed by the carbon particles.
How many treatments : A course of six over
two months is advised for maximum results
but many clients enjoy a single session for an
Suitable for: All skin types and can be used
for tattoo removal. It targets acne and acne
scars, blackheads, open pores, oiliness, mottled
complexions, and stimulates collagen production
to reduce wrinkles, brighten and tighten the skin.
The "facial" is suitable for women and men
of all ages and assists people with pigmentation,
acne, wrinkles, dull or poor skin tone, large
pores, and helps to lessen the premature signs
Is there dow ntime: No. It is non-invasive and
clients can return to normal activities straight after treatment. They
will, however, need to ensure they use at least SPF 30+ sunblock for
any outdoor activities.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN DOING THE NUMBERS
If you base your decision on what
equipment to invest in purely on price
(as in, the lowest possible) it may be
false economy and you could end up
paying dearly in the longterm.
To avoid making a poor investment,
Kate McGrath, marketing consultant to
Cutera lasers, suggests you ask these
questions when negotiating with a
• If my device needs service, who will
perform the service and how long until
you can get to me? (A local national
service team is really important
because customers won't wait if the
service takes, say, three weeks - you
will lose them to a competitor.)
• Do you have service contracts [to
keep devices in top running order and
• Do you have accredited training, or
can you help me with that?
• Is my device upgradeable? (Some
devices can be upgraded as your
business grows so you don't have
to buy complete new devices to
• Do you have a tradein policy?
• Can you help me with marketing
support (that's locally compliant
marketing, not something grabbed
from the internet)?
• Do you have recommended protocols?
• Is there someone I can speak with if I
have a problem (for example, Cutera
has national and international trainers
available to walk accounts through
any problems or challenging questions
- great for newbies)?
• Will you provide ongoing education and
workshops (Cutera has international
speakers on a regular basis to share
with local customers, for instance their
Cutera University seminars)?
Pastelle in action
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