Dare to Defy Time

Thalgo has selected two high performance marine active ingredients:

  • Meristotheca dakaraensis for its ability to protect the epidermis’ structure and stimulate the molecules that make up the dermis.
  • Palmaria palmata, rich in vitamins A, B, C and E as well minerals and essential elements that are part of all organic synthesis process.

and developed three Marine Technologies:

  • Collagen Programm – Smoothing
  • Hyaluronic Programm – Filling
  • Silicum Programm – Lift

that are gentle on the skin, while respecting nature.

This new product line from Thalgo DOES NOT contain:

  • Parabens
  • Mineral Oil
  • Propylene Glycol
  • GMO


The abundant protein in the body, it makes skin elastic and gives it it’s “firm” look.

Collagen Cream

Fine lines fade away day after from the moment this smoothing and repairing, ultra hydrating cream is applied.

Apply morning and/or evening, on its own or after the Concentrate.

Price: $64; 50mL

Collagen Concentrate

This serum, which is highly concentrate in Marine Collagen, instantly smoothes emerging wrinkles. Its revolutionary “second skin” texture leaves a unique matte and velvety finish.

Apply before the Cream as a one month course of treatment. Repeat several times a year.

Price: $72; 30mL

A filling molecule that is essential for proper skin density, it provides support for the epidermis through its water holding abilities.

Hyaluronic Filler

Concentrated in Marine Hyaluronic Acid for a high precision filling effect, it is applied at the heart of the most pronounced wrinkles for an instant smoothing effect!

Apply in the morning under the Cream foe an instant smoothing effect or in the evening for optimal regeneration.

Price: $78; 50mL

Hyaluronic Cream

A real rejuvenating force, it erases fine lines and fills in stubborn wrinkles.

Apply morning and/or evening, on its own or after the Hyaluronic Filler.

Price: $58; 15mL

Hyaluronic Mask

A professional formula with the amazing efficacy: it plumps up the entire face and smoothes and fills in marked wrinkles.

Apply generously. Leave on for 20 minutes. Then rinse off. Use ideally once a week.

Price: $46; 50mL

Naturally present in the body, especially the skin, it is needed to produce the support fibres Collagen and Elastin.

Silicium Extracts – Face Contours & Neck

Your lifting and refining secret rich in Caffeine and Marine Silicum to specially re-sculpt the facial contour area and neck. Apply before the Concentrate or the Cream, as often as necessary.

Price: $72; 15mL

SiIlicium Concentrate

Intense re-firming and re-sulpting skincare, this rich highly concentrated serum amplifies the effects of the cream for an incomparably supple and velvety finish on the skin.

Apply before the Cream as a one month course of treatment. Repeat several times a year.

Price: $102; 30mL

Sillicium Cream

Push the boundaries of anti-aging standards and discover Sillicium Cream. It fills in wrinkles, nourishes your skin and restores its firmness, while re-sculpting the contours of the face. Apply morning and/or evening, on its own or after the Concentrate.

Price: $92; 50mL

To learn more about Thalgo products follow this link.

Nordic Selfcare Institute about Imedeen

Every woman wants beautiful, healthy looking skin. Skin that looks good – whatever age…It is important to protect and care for your skin from the outside, as most of us do with cleansers and moisturizers. But they only work on the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. To effectively reduce the signs of aging, you have to reach deep within the structure of your skin to the dermis. This has to happen from the inside which is why IMEDEEN is in tablet form.

Caring for your skin from within

IMEDEEN is a different approach to caring for your skin that goes hand-in-hand with your topical skincare regime to optimize the quality and youthful appearance of your skin.

IMEDEEN’s active ingredients are brought to the skin from within to effectively promote a healthy, supple and radiant skin, reducing the visible signs of aging. And it’s not just the face that benefits: skin all over the body feels smoother, firmer, more supple and well moisturized.

Skin aging begins within

While we tend to think of the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and dryness as a phenomenon that affects the outer layer of our skin – the epidermis, they are actually the visible symptoms of changes occurring much deeper in the skin’s structure – the dermis.

Daily, the dermis is under attack from environmental factors such as UV exposure. Harmful UV-rays from the sun are known to general-free radicals in the skin which break down collagen and elastin fibres in the dermis. Signs of aging such as dryness, age spots, visible capillaries, fine lines and wrinkles are a result of the daily negative effects of free radicals on the dermis.

For more than a decade, women all around the world have turned to IMEDEEN to improve the texture and appearance of aging skin.

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Naomi Campbell is an Imedeen Time Perfection devotee!

It’s true that British supermodel Naomi Campbell gets more press for her bad attitude and for allegedly hitting her personal assistants with her expensive mobile phones than for her skincare regime. When Naomi makes the pages of any newspaper or magazine for something a bit more positive, it’s worth taking note.
The sexy British-Jamaican is certainly […]

*** This is a quick summary, you’ll find the complete story on our Web site. You can simply click the link below to read this latest skincare and beauty post which contains great information, pictures and links.*** We deliver this content right to your inbox! Simply subscribe to Beauty Insider.

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IMEDEEN PlusTM – CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

CLINICAL STUDY ON IMEDEEN PLUS – STEPHENS & ASSOCIATES, DALLAS, TEXAS, USA
In order to quantify the benefits of Imedeen Plus in improving skin tone, texture and appearance, a twelve-week double-blind, placebo controlled clinical efficacy study on 74 women was conducted by renowned US clinical investigator, Dr Monya L Sigler. The results of both the objective measurements by dermatologists and the self-assessment by participants were extremely impressive. The report concluded that when two tablets were taken daily for 12 weeks, Imedeen Plus proved to be highly effective in improving the skin’s overall appearance and condition with the active tablet outperforming the placebo. The results of all scientific and clinical studies clearly show that Imedeen Plus:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin quality and moisture balance
  • Helps protect collagen and elastin fibres against harmful UV rays
  • Makes skin on face and body feel softer and more supple

 

“The efficacy of Imedeen Plus was tested under rigorous conditions and the results were very impressive. The Imedeen product showed statistically significant improvements over placebo for the Investigator’s clinical grading, instrumental measurements and the women’s own evaluation. These results are among the best that I have seen”.

DR MONYA L SIGLER, VICE PRESIDENT, STEPHENS & ASSOCIATES

DOCUMENTED RESULTS:
Abstract and Oral presentation: A placebo controlled study of an oral supplement (Imedeen Plus®) in improving the appearance of photodamaged skin. EADV 2003, October 16th -18th, Barcelona.

Abstract and Poster presentation: A randomized, placebo controlled, double blinded study of Imedeen plus tm oral supplement in improving the appearance of photoaged skin. SCC2003, December 4th -6th , New York.

Abstract and Poster presentation: A Placebo controlled study of an Oral Supplement in Improving the Appearance of Photoaged Skin Improvement. AAD 2004, February 6th – 10th , Washington DC.

 

SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON IMEDEEN PLUS – DR ODILE DAMOUR – LABORATORY FOR SKIN SUBSTITUTES, LYON, FRANCE

The technique of growing a fully developed 3-D skin equivalent in a laboratory environment was perfected by renowned French scientist, Dr Odile Damour and is widely used for testing the mode of action of various skincare ingredients and products.

In the study, Imedeen Plus active ingredients were used in the same ratio as in the original tablet to feed the skin cells of the skin equivalent. The effects of the ingredients were measured and compared to the control cultures which had been developed in parallel without supplementation.

The results were impressive. Compared to the controls, the skin equivalent supplemented with Imedeen Plus ingredients showed a substantial increase in the density of the dermis. Detailed investigation also showed an increased amount of protein fibres – the elements that give skin its strength and elasticity.

“In all the years I have been developing ‘in-vitro’ skin cultures, the dermal structure achieved after the addition of the Imedeen Plus ingredients was among the best ever observed”.

DR ODILE DAMOUR, LABORATORY FOR SKIN SUBSTITUTES, LYON, FRANCE

DOCUMENTED RESULTS:
Abstract and Poster presentation: Improvement of dermal extracellular matrix structure and composition after treatment with Imedeen Plus in an in vitro skin equivalent . Bouez C, Damour O, Vicanova J. 1st Joint Meeting of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin & International Society for Skin Imaging. Hamburg, 21 – 24 May 2003.

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Hair reduction treatment with High Intensity Pulsed Light (HIPL)*

Hair reduction treatment with High Intensity Pulsed Light (HIPL)*
with GEM** technology
Dr. Ezra H. Nuriel – Neutrino
 
Abstract
Active optical systems Ltd encapsulate more than 25 years of experience in the hair removal field. In the year of 2000 the first device based on light energy was introduced to the market. Since then many improvements were devised and installed and today the company manufacturers the Crystal 512 and the Record 618, hair removal machines. The machines are based on Active’s GEM (Geometrical Energy Management) patented technology. The present research is intended to test this technology and its implementation in two major fields: effectiveness of treatments and the potential treatment side effects.
The research was performed on 2992 patients in different ages, genders, skin and hair colors in order to achieve an accurate picture on the entire population. The research was performed over three years, in 73 different locations, and according to our knowledge this research is one of the largest of its kind, made in this field.
The results show the abilities of the HIPLGEM technology in both fields .
 
Introduction
Investigations (Anderson et Al)[4] has clearly demonstrated that a flash of high intensity light penetrates through the epidermis, absorbed and assimilated in the hair bulbous region and acts as an inhibitor to the hair follicle through temporarily temperature rise and agglutination.
The follicle has several parts of interest:
Dermal papilla  – The dermal papilla directs and dictates the embryonic generation of a hair follicle and retains this instructive ability throughout the life of the hair follicle. It consists of a highly active group of cells shown to be capable of inducing follicle development from the epidermis and the production of hair fiber.
The bigger the Dermal Papilla, the more cells it has – the thicker the hair fiber that the hair follicle produces.
Basement Lamina – The Basement Lamina is a thin layer of cells that separates the Dermal Papilla form the hair sheath cells. Providing a barrier between the dermis and the epidermis.
Matrix cells  – The Matrix cells are Epidermal derived cells close to the Dermal Papilla. These cells remain undifferentiated and focus on multiplying and proliferating to produce more cells. Those cells are located in the center of the hair follicle and designated to become part of the hair
fiber. Their name is Cortex (cortical) cells.
Cortex Cells – the Cortex cells are made by the matrix cells, aimed to become a part of the hair
fiber.
As these cells multiply, the constant stream of production pushes the cells upward towards the skin surface. As they move upwards they begin to differentiate into particular cell types. The cortex cells change from a round into a flattened appearance. They are squeezed together into layers (lamella). If the hair follicle contains melanocyte cells the melanin pigment is incorporated into the cortex cells. These cortex cells become keratinized and hardens. As they do so it becomes impossible for the cells to function properly and the cells die. The keratinized cells are then pushed away from the hair bulb region upwards, as the new cells develop underneath. The cortex cells are now part of the dead keratinized fiber. This is the hair we see.
Capillaries – small blood vessels that brings nutrition and oxygen via the blood stream to the hair follicles and takes away the CO2 and the waste produced in the cell’s metabolic cycle.
When we give a pulse of light, the light penetrates the epidermis and absorbed in the cells.
The darker the area the more energy it will absorb. As it can be seen from Fig.1, the darkest area, is the area of the matrix cells (the cells that produce the hair fiber cells), that had melanin inside the cells.
 

               

 
Figure 1: The construction of the hair bulbous
 Another dark area is the Capillaries area – especially the capillaries that have vain blood in them. Vain blood is darker because it has deoxyhemoglobin, which is not attached to oxygen. 
When we give a pulse of light many matrix cells are coagulated and stop functioning .
Matrix cells, which are not coagulated, are triggered to activate their calcium pumps. According
to Friedmann (1993)[19], a high intensity light pulse will cause a vast calcium release from mitochondria into cytoplasm. The hyperactivity of Ca+2 pumps exhausts the ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate – an energy molecule) pool, denies it form the cells, thereby inhibiting cell metabolism resulting in the production of less Cortex Cells and therefor – less hair or more feathery hair and less terminal hair.
Another effect of the HIPLGEM is the clotting of the vain blood in the capillaries. The clotting disturbs the blood supply to the hair follicle meaning less food and oxygen are delivered to the hair follicle, resulting in a smaller ability to produce hair.
These three effects cause hair reduction and removal. The coagulation is the main reason but the other two effects contribute to the hair loss as well.
Active Optical System’s aim is to achieve 80% hair growth reduction -according to the FDA definition.
90 % of hair growth sites are in the region of 3 mm under skin surface, most of them imbedded in the dermis.  With the HIPLGEM technology we focus the energy on the hair grow sites.
In order to have effective hair reduction and removal significant energies must be applied to the skin. Two antagonist factors must be taken in consideration for successful result: each follicle must be damaged, but the surrounding tissue, especially the epidermis must be protected from damage. Using long wavelength (1100 nm), are much more suitable for deep hair reduction because of reduced scattering in the dermis, and greater penetration depth [5]. The use of broadband light spectrum, gives the advantage of “energizing” the hair follicles [7]. This technique is very effective for hair reduction, as it operates on all the types of hair (not white), and supplies the needed energy to diminish it. The melanin can be effectively targeted by the intense light source throughout the visible light spectrum [4].
Hair growth is a cycle with four stages. The best time to target a follicle is when it is at the first hair growth phase – the Anagen phase. In this phase we will find the largest concentration of melanin and blood supply, which means that in this phase we find the biggest color differentiation between the follicle and its surrounding tissues .
Targeting the follicle at this phase provides us with the best conditions to destroy the hair follicle.
If we fail to destroy the follicle at this phase, the follicle will continue the hair growth cycle and eventually return once more to the Anagen stage according to its natural cycle. The duration of each phase changes according to the anatomical location and varies between several weeks to several months.   
When we apply energy to the skin, the principle of Photothermolysis and the thermal relaxation time should be considered [4,5]. The term of thermal relaxation time is used to determine the limitation of the thermal damage when a designated target absorbs the energy of a given wavelength in a specified period of time. With the right combination of wavelength, duration and energy, it is possible to target a hair follicle without causing any injury to the surrounding tissue. Taking in consideration all the factors mentioned above, we found, that if the light source delivers its energy through a large beam (greater area), short duration (concentrated energy), high intensity (better penetration) and low repetition rate (larger time to cool), an increase of penetration and follicle destruction occurs [16, 17, 18].
This enhances the chance of affecting large area of growth centers, and a greater chance of hair follicle destruction. Moreover, in order to protect the epidermal melanin from damage, a water based cooling gel is applied on the skin surface .
In this research we investigated the abilities of the HIPLGEM technology and its implementation in Active’s machines to achieve permanent hair reduction without significant unwanted side effects.
  
Materials and Methods
In order to conduct this research we used two kind of machines: Crystal 512 (commercial-lamp lifetime 100.000 pulses) and Record 618 (industrial-lamp lifetime 200.000 pulses), all other specifications are identical. Both machines practice the HIPLGEM technology .
The machines are approved by governmental CFS and withstand the medical safety standard IEC 60601-1, IEC 601-1-2 and the CSA standard for Canada and the US. The machines use a technology that manages to concentrate the bulk of the energy to a precise geometric plane, positioned on the selected target (hair follicles, pigmentation, vascular lesions, acne, herpes, skin rejuvenation etc .
Both machines have a broadband wavelength from 450nm up to 1100nm. Large spot size 15x50mm, pulse repetition rate is of 3 to 4 Seconds. The maximum energy, which can be delivered, is 22 J/cm2.
Twelve fully automated computerized programs, intended for most skin types and hair colors, designate the fluency of each pulse (J/cm2).
Due to the targeting, no excessive heat “overloads” the adjacent tissue, this makes the treatment efficient and painless.
The research was conducted in Israel, a sunny country whose population has a high diversity of skin colors. The diversity of skin colors allows us to get a representing picture of the world population from which we can implement on the whole world population .
Since Israel is a sunny country many people are tanned. Tanned skin allows us to use less energy since it will absorb energy just like the follicle’s melanin. Due to smaller color differentiation selective photothermolysis is harder to achieve. The meaning is that if the machines perform well in Israel they will perform well and even better in countries with cooler weather. 
The research was conducted on 2992 patients in order to supply the research team with reliable results that can give a good indication on the machine’s performance.
The research was conducted in 73 different clinics for three years in order to check the performance of the machines compared with the FDA definitions of hair removal and hair reduction.
The aim was to check if the machines could reach 80% of permanent hair reduction without
significant side effects.
During the research each patient was treated according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and protocol. All treatments and patients where monitored and treatment specifications and results where collected.
The treatment intervals and energy where adjusted specifically for each patient, considering skin color, treatment area, hair type. The sensitivity of each new patient was checked to determine the optimal computerized program to be used.
In cases, where the site to be treated is covered with dense hair, pre-shaving was done, to prevent energy absorption by the hair on top of the skin and allow clear way to the hair follicle.
Experience and professional judgment were used to determine the ideal treatment parameters for each patient, this was determined by delivering several test pulses at an inconspicuous site, with equivalent pigmentation, starting at low energy fluency and slowly increasing the energy fluency. Undesirable effects, such as pain, itching, redness, transient erythema, edema, whitening and blistering were to be avoided. Only after the program to be used, is defined for each new patient, the actual treatment at the pre determined sites begin.
 
Results
As mentioned before, 2992 patients were treated with the machines. Each patient was treated with a preset computerized program, appropriate for his skin color, type of hair, the treated area, the hair color, the patient sensitivity etc.
The treatments were preformed on a variety of the body locations except the eyes, the nipples and other sensitive location according to the patient sensitivity .
The fluency used was designated according to many factors, but the main factors taken in consideration were the skin color and the hair color.
The patients received a total of 27763 treatments with the average of 9.3 treatment for each patient .
We can clearly see from Fig.2 that 77.17% (2309 patients – see Fig.3) of the treated patients reached at least 80% of permanent hair reduction. These patients received more than 10 treatments per patient.
9.19% (275 – see Fig.3) patients reached at least 70% of permanent hair reduction – see Fig.2.
Only twenty one patients (see Fig.4) developed mild side effects (0.702% – see Fig.5) which is completely negligible, 16 patients had mild erythema, 3 patients had mild swelling with extremely mild edema, 2 patients felt itching, all the symptoms disappeared within 24 – 48 hours post treatment.
All results were evaluated after completing the treatment session. The first two treatments were done two weeks apart from each other. Each time the treatment was evaluated. The treatments continued with intervals according to the patient’s hair growth cycle timing – until the patient
was satisfied according to the promised expectations.

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Hair removal using light

Investigations (Anderson et Al) has clearly demonstrated that a flash of
high intensity light penetrated through the epidermis, is absorbed and
assimilated in the hair bulbous region, and acts as inhibitor to the hair
follicle through temporarily temperature rise and agglutination.

The follicle has several parts that interest us.
Dermal papilla – The dermal papilla directs and dictates the embryonic
generation of a hair follicle and it also retains this instructive ability
throughout the life of the hair follicle. It consists of a highly active group
of cells shown to be capable of inducing follicle development from the
epidermis and production of hair fiber (Oliver 1966a, Oliver 1966b,
Oliver 1967).
The bigger the Dermal Papilla is, the more cells it has – the thicker the
hair fiber that the hair follicle produces.

Basement Lamina – a thin layer of cells that separates the Dermal Papilla
form the hair sheath cells. Providing a barrier between the dermis and
epidermis.

Matrix cells – Epidermal derived cells close to the Dermal Papilla. These
cells remain undifferentiated and focus on multiplying and proliferating
to produce more cells. Those cells made in the center of the hair follicle
are destined to become part of the hair fiber and are called Cortex
(cortical) cells.

Cortex Cells – Cells that are made by the matrix cells, aimed to become a
part of the hair fiber.

As these cells multiply, the constant stream of production pushes the cells
upward towards the skin surface. As they move up the hair follicle they
begin to differentiate into particular cell types. The cortex cells change
from a round into a flattened appearance. They are squeezed together into
layers (lamella). If the hair follicle contains melanocyte cells then
melanin pigment is incorporated into the cortex cells. These cortex cells
become keratinized and harden. As they do so it becomes impossible for
the cells to function properly and the cells die. The keratinized cells are
then pushed away from the hair bulb region and upwards as new cells
come in behind. The cortex cells are now part of the dead keratinized
fiber. Which is the hair that we see.

Capillaries – small blood vessels that brings food and oxygen to the hair
follicles and takes away the CO2 and waste of the cells metabolic cycle.

When we give a pulse of light, the light penetrates the epidermis and
absorbs in the cells.

The darker the area the more energy it will absorb. As you can see in the
picture, the darkest area is the area of the matrix cells (the cells that
produce the hair fiber cells). That is because of the melanin, which is
inside these cells.

 

 

Another dark area is the Capillaries area – especially the capillaries that
have vain blood in them. Vain blood is darker because it has hemoglobin,
which is not attached to oxygen.

When we give a pulse of light many matrix cells are coagulated and stop
functioning.

Matrix cells that are not coagulated are triggered to activate their calcium
pumps. According to Friedmann (1993), a high intensity light pulse will
cause a vast calcium release from mitochondria into cytoplasm. The
hyperactivity of Ca+2 pumps exhausts the ATP (an energy molecule) pool
of the cell, thereby inhibiting cell metabolism resulting in the production
of less Cortex Cells and therefor – less hair or more feathery hair.

Another effect of the light pulse is the clotting of the vain blood in the
capillaries. The clotting disturbs the blood flow to the hair follicle
meaning less food and oxygen are delivered to the hair follicle, resulting
in a smaller ability to produce hair.

These three effects are the cause of the hair removal. The coagulation is
the main reason but the other two effects contribute to the hair loss as
well.

The Crystal 512 and Record 618delivers enough light energy, in the right wavelength, in
order to cause these effects but avoids from too much energy that might
influence other areas of the skin.

 

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Vascular treatment using light

There are several types of capillaries. The light pulse treats surface “spider” like capillaries, which are small purple or red veins that stretches like a web near the surface of the skin and or typically discolored clusters.

The capillaries get their color due to the existence of clotted RBC (red blood cells).

These capillaries are very narrow. Sometimes blood cells are “stuck” in these capillaries because they are very narrow. Other RBC that comes into that capillary gets stuck behind the first one and form a layer of clotted blood which gives the capillary it’s color.

The capillaries are seen when they are near the surface of the skin or when the skin becomes thin due to loss of the collagen layer.

When we treat the capillaries we have two levels of treatment:

1. We break the layer of clotted blood and open the capillary again, resulting in free blood flow throw the capillary and the disappearance of the purple color.

2. We treat the collagen layer, stimulating it to produce more collagen resulting in wider skin and concealed veins.

The Crystal 512 and Record 618 broad-spectrum wavelengths are absorbed in the hemoglobin of the clotted blood. Clotted RBC are dead RBC. The energy shakes the structure of the RBC layer. It gives the molecules of the layer enough energy to start moving and breaks the connections between them.

When there are single molecules they can pass throw the vein and dissolve in the body. After several treatments the entire layer moves away from the vein and the purple color is gone.

The other part of the treatment is to stimulate the collagen layer to produce more collagen. Resulting in skin rejuvenation and concealing the vein in the new thicker skin.

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Skin rejuvenation using light

According to findings by Friedmann and co-workers (1993), low doses of light intensify the formation of a transmembrane electrochemical proton gradient in mitochondria.

The process happens upon absorption of mitochondrial chromophores such as cytochromes, which are followed by calcium release from mitochondria into cytoplasm by a calcium/hydrogen antiport system and subsequently triggers mitosis and cell proliferation.

Low light energy inserted into cells proliferates and stimulates collagen production and induces collagen and elastic tissue synthesis.

Lubart and colleagues (1993) investigated the effect of light intensities on mammalian cells, they found that the induction of fibroblast proliferation at a constant dose depends on the applied intensity in a non linear manner. Moreover, they demonstrated distinct combinations of dose and intensity at which the induction of cell proliferation was maximal in a wavelength dependent manner. Van Breughel (1992) irradiated fibroblast cultures at a constant dose varying intensities and exposure time. Results show that the proliferation and collagen production could be only stimulated with medium intensities and exposure times.

The Crystal 512 and Record 618 uses specific dose, intensity and wavelengths that enable it to stimulate the cells to produce more collagen and thus rejuvenating the skin.

Acne treatments

There are five different kinds of Acne:

1. Acne vulgaris: it is a clogging of the hair follicles that leads to unsightly, and sometime painful, skin lesions and pimples.

2. Acne conglobata: It usually affects males, it covers the back, chest, and buttocks with pustules and nodules, which often connect under the skin, which might cause a severe bacterial infection, as well as extensive scarring.

3. Acne cosmestica: It is triggered by topical make up. Characterized by small pink bumps.

4. Acne medicamentosa: Caused by sensitivity to drugs and medicines.

5. Acne rosasecea: It is rather an inflammation of the face, neck or chest.

Photo therapy, is most effective in types 1, 2 & 5, in those types a bacterial action is present especially P. acnes which tend to produce endrogenous porphyrins (mostly coproporphyrin III) as a part of its normal metabolism. High intensity broad spectrum light is absorbed in the photo excitation process and releases a sing-let oxygen, who proves to be fatal to the bacteria, and effectively clear inflammation in a fraction of time it takes for standard topical or oral treatments to do the same. This reaction is confined to the bacteria and has no effect on surrounding tissue.

The Acne starts when the opening of the hair follicle is blocked. The bacteria that leave inside the hair follicle (P. Acne) starts to multiply rapidly and the bodies immune system tries to fight the bacteria – starting an inflammation. And the Acne appears. As long as the bacterial activity continues the inflammation continues and the Acne flourish.

The intensive light releases an oxygenator that eliminates the bacteria, thus ending the inflammation and the Acne.

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Collagen fillers

Collagen fillersThese collagen fillers are extracted from cow hide which is processed, purified and sterilized into a liquid form. A thin gauge needle is then used to inject the collagen into the skin.

Great care must be taken by the plastic surgeon when placing the collagen injection fillers, as placement too deep in the skin will not help the wrinkle, while a too superficial placement in the skin could result in the area persistently feeling like “beading”.

• Revanesse Ultra is high viscosity, biodegradable, non-animal based clear Hyaluronic acid gel. It is a longer lasting filler that is used for smoothing out the deeper wrinkles and folds, such as glabellar folds, peri-oral wrinkles, nasolabial folds, oral commisure creases around the mouth, chin/cheek augmentation, and is great for adding volume to the lips. Revanesse will last longer in the skin, but will down naturally at the implant site after about 6-12 months without leaving any harmful by-products

•Revanesse Ultra and ReDexis
ReDexis is a natural dermal filler that regenerates the skin and is designed to treat deeper lines, wrinkle folds, and lip augmentation. Redexis can last from 12 to 18 months and acts not only as a filler but as a regenerator. The result is a natural looking and feeling dermal filler,that replaces lost collagen, and regenerates the dermis.
Over time, skin loses its natural abundance of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural occurring acid found in the skin and is the component of extra cellular matrix. As the Revanesse family is the newest hyaluronic acid based filler it provides the doctors, and patients, with a dermal filler that is easy to inject, rejuvenates the skin and contains the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid Available.

•RESTYLANE AND PERLAINE
One of the great advantages of Perlane is that it is long-lasting, but not permanent. Unlike permanent treatments or implants, Perlane always leaves you with the option of re-evaluating your needs when the initial effect has worn off. With Perlane, you will always have the option of continuing or changing the combination of treatments. A follow-up can be performed at any time you like after the previous treatment.

Perlane is made in Sweden, a nation known for health, nature, beauty and high-quality products. After decades of extensive research, Dr. Bengt Ågerup and the company Q-Med in Uppsala, Sweden, succeeded in developing a method to manufacture non-animal, stabilized, hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel, called NASHA. The first application, Perlane, was launched in 1996.

Impressions of beauty change with time – as do our faces as we age. With Perlane, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material. Perlane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and for many people a fuller and more sensuous mouth comes high on their wish list. With Perlane, you can enjoy a more pronounced mouth or a soft pouting look with the body’s own material.

 The natural healing centre