IPL Skin Rejuvenation – Everything you need to know…

Rejuvenate your skin

 

Getting older has its pros and cons.

With age comes wisdom and perspective. On the flip side, as each year ticks by we start to notice the visible signs of ageing.

A wrinkle here, a little sagging there, some pigmentation and unevenness everywhere. And while there’s certainly no shame in these age markers. We’d all like to hold onto our youthful glow for a little bit longer and be the best version of ourselves – wouldn’t we?

IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a non-surgical, non-invasive and relatively pain-free skin treatment. Preferred by many clients wanting to eradicate unwanted pigmentation of the skin. But how does IPL Skin Rejuvenation actually work?

Realskin Clinic IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatments are specifically designed to target the signs of ageing and restore your skin to its youthful glow.

 

  • Firstly, what is IPL? IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light.
  • How does it work? IPL is a form of heat and light therapy. Using a computer-controlled machines, we personalise each treatment for individual skin types and conditions. The skin absorbs this light and converts it into heat, which then brings new life to cellular tissues such as collagen and elastin.
  • What results can I expect? This incredible treatment will add an instant radiance and glow to your complexion and best of all, this treatment requires little to no downtime. IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments are also relatively quick to deliver.
  • How many treatments would I need? Results vary depending on the conditions treated. IPL Skin Rejuvenation is most successful when administered in a series of visits. Here at Realskin Clinic, we recommend fortnightly sessions for four consecutive treatments to achieve ultimate results.

Is IPL Skin Rejuvenation suitable for me?

Realskin Clinic’s IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments are the preferred solution for the targeted treatment of the following skin conditions:

  • Facial Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation
  • Ageing with loss of firmness
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Acne and enlarged pores

Ultimately, IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatments achieve an overall radiance, healthier and more vibrant complexion – with the cooler months being the best time to engage a series of IPL treatments. This helps avoid additional sun exposure as you move through your treatment sessions.

While IPL Skin Rejuvenation can achieve fantastic results, it is not for everyone. Those with fair to medium skin type are the best candidates for this treatment. Unfortunately, IPL treatments are often not suitable for dark or deeply tanned skin.

Realskin Clinic can help you achieve real results and emerge the best version of yourself. Call 07 3268 5488 or Book Online for an initial consultation. Our highly trained therapists are happy to discuss IPL Skin Rejuvenation and the best course of action for your individual skin type and condition.

Make your skin regime work for you

Making your home skincare regime work for you can be simple when you know how. Our resident beauty therapist Sevine Forster, sits for an interview to answer our questions about how to make the most of your home regime.

Firstly, some skin 101 tips to remember. Your skin is subject to change therefore it is important to use the correct skincare products for your CURRENT concerns. For example your skin will change with, the seasons, stress, hormones, environment (external and internal; swimming pools, ocean, skiing, and diuretics, alcohol, lack of water intake or even irregular sleep), medications and naturally with age.

Once you have identified what it is exactly that you’re experiencing, you can treat accordingly. Now that doesn’t mean throwing out all of the old and in with the new, lets reassess and have a seasonal clean out of your bathroom cabinet as you would with your wardrobe.

Bring all of your products out on your bathroom bench, assess what you have, obviously keep your stables. Check expiry dates, throw out anything that’s years old, its not going to work anymore and could potentially cause irrigation and strings to your skin. Anything thats cheap and you didn’t really see results with in the first place, out!

Now that you have your keepers, what are the changes you have noticed your skin currently? Is it that acne and breakouts are a issue right now with the warmer weather? Or your makeup is melting off? Do you have loads of anti-ageing products when all you need is a good mattifying moisturiser? This is where you may need to fill some gaps.

Generally, in winter we want more moisture on our skin, since the weather is dry there is less moisture in the air for our skin to draw from; heavier moisturiser, treatment masks and eye creams. Conversely, in summer; we want less moisture (choose a lightweight moisturiser, don’t stop moisturising), more vitamins, anti-oxidants, and SPF (it’s all about protection in summer).

So, you have a mask and you’re thinking, ‘I won’t use this for months now’, and it goes to the back of the cupboard and it’s never to be seen again. You’re next experience when purchasing a mask is, ‘It didn’t really work last time.’ but really it was just forgotten. Ok, lets keep hold of the mask and work out ways to utilise it. These are my tips for how to use your mask is summer; use it locally, just applied to dehydrated areas, use as a spot treatment, or saved your mask for a big event.

If you are finding your moisturiser is too heavy with summer, it could be used as your night cream and you would either use a SPF moisturiser or layer a lightweight moisturiser with an SPF.

Actives? I’m confused. I am hearing you. Actives or serums, are really where you are going to see the most results from your home regime. Lets work through this. If you are coming to the salon for regular treatments, you could be having AHA peels for breakouts or hydration. In order to continue these results it would makes sense to choose an AHA treatment serum for home.

If you already have both hydrating and breakout serums work with both. Through the month apply what your skin needs, it will tell you. Apply the breakout serum during ‘that time’ when the skin producing more oil and the hydrating serum after swimming or being in the sun, make sense? We can be masters at home. There’s no set and forget. If you do forget, please call our trained skin health therapist and we will gladly chat with you about your individual needs.

This Australia Day choose to be sun smart

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In today’s blog we will help you understand why it is important to use a non salon brand vs. professional salon sunscreen brand.

Sun smart – Non salon brands vs. Professional Salon SPF

All sunscreens contain ‘chemicals’. When we refer to the words ‘chemicals’ we automatically start to think, nasty. However the actual definition of the word chemical refers to, “Everything which has mass is a chemical. Any liquid, solid or gas.” (Reference; About Education, 2014, Anne Marie Helmenstine Ph.D.)

Most ‘chemicals’ that are found in sunscreens are naturally occurring in nature, such as plants or wood for example. The difference between non salon and chemist brands compared to professional salon brands are these two simple things.

1 – Non salon brands tend to use cheaper ingredients and a lot of different ingredients. Whereas, with professional salon brands, yes, you pay more and for good reason, the ingredients are better quality and contain more of these ingredients which better absorb UVA and UVB rays. Therefore professional salon brands contain a higher concentrate of quality ingredients. Why would you want to eat fridge leftover fritters with loads of ingredients when you could eat one big juicy steak with a side of broccoli?

2 – Professional salon brands contain more ingredients that benefit and feed your skin. For instance, professional salon sunscreens work as an extension to your skincare. Skin benefiting ingredients such as, vitamin C and antioxidants to improve your skin health; would you really run 5km and then eat a pack of donuts? You could but it would be counterproductive, just as applying cheap plant ingredients with no skin health benefits to your skin after caring for it with other professional skincare products and treatments.

This Australia Day choose to be sun smart, your skin deserves it!

Here are the sunscreens we have at Realskin Clinic

Ultraceuticals SunActive 50+ Face Cream, 60ml, $49
Ultraceuticals SunActive 50+ Body Lotion, 130ml, $49
Ultraceuticals SunActive 50+ Clear Body Spray, 180ml, $59
Doctor Babor Ultimate Protecting Balm SPF 50, 50ml, $78

 

 

 

 

Photo by Eva Rinaldi