The UK is a nation of sun lovers, most of us enjoy sitting in the sunshine even through there is evidence that sunlight can be good for us , in helping the body make Vit D that keeps are bones healthy, but your skin pays the price of over exposure to UV rays. Too much time in the sun without sun protection can result in serious skin conditions, even if you do manage to avoid those serious skin conditions prolonged sun exposure plays havoc with your skin in later life.
Like many things in life too much of a good thing can sometimes be harmful.
UVA stimulates your pigment cells called MELANOCYTES, , their job is to produce more melanin and its the melanin that gives our skin, hair and eyes their color. Too much melanin being produced can also cause unwanted dark patches called age spots. UV rays are also responsible for up to 95% of the signs of aging, including premature wrinkles, slacker skin and an even skin tone.
As is often the case , prevention is better than cure. The best way to postpone sun damage is to use an SPF daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light can cause damage throughout the years. Beauty Haven’s brand new system, the Ellipise Sirius SWT (Selective Waveband Technology) offers a Full Skin Rejuvenation treatment, which is a treatment for the facial, neck and decollete area to remove the general mask of pigment resulting from sun damage. This also treats and diffuses much of the redness and high color, although individual thread veins are treated separately.
When having a Skin Rejuvenation treatment there are 3 things that are being targeted
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
MELANIN- The laser/SWT device uses a range of light waves that are then tuned and targeted at the HEMOGLOBIN (the red blood cells) or MELANIN ( the brown pigment in freckles and age spots).
Working on the melanin, the light is attracted to the melanin within the pigmentation, heats it up to 70c which effectively shatters the pigment.The shattered pigment then desquamates with the cell turnover where it will naturally shed and any remaining pigment will appear lighter.
REDNESS- When treating redness the light is targeting the hemoglobin , the hemoglobin transforms the light into heat which is then conducted to the vessel wall, this leads to the collapse of the vessel and its gradual removal.
COLLAGEN BOOST- When the skin is treated to at least 30c, collagen remodeling takes place in response to the vascular injury and this is what results in the reduction of fine lines.
A SWT treatment will lighten and remove sunspots, age spots and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest and hands, it will also reduce the redness found in Rosacea, dilated blood vessels and broken vessels on the face and neck, with the light energy skin texture will be improved through collagen stimulation and pores less obvious by temporarily reducing the oiliness.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
Most people need 3-5 months which involves 3-5 treatments about 1 month apart. You will see improvement with each session received with your response being on a deeper level at each treatment stage. The more sun damage and redness you have, the more likely you are to need a full 5 treatments, with gradual clearing over time.
ARE SWT TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
I wouldn’t say the treatment is painful, yes there will be a mild discomfort during the treatment, but most clients will experience a warming sensation and a tingling as the pulses of light energy pass over your skin. Many people liken the tingling to tiny rubber bands snapping on the skins surface, with every client having different tolerance levels, one clients experience would differ that from another, however the sensation is very mild easily tolerated.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
After the treatment you may have a temporary warming sensation and you may notice that the skin looks a little darkened or reddened in the problem areas before fading. After you will notice improvement in the overall texture of your skin, with your skin appearing smoother and more youthful. With no recovery downtime, Ellipise Sirius Rejuvenation treatment offers excellent results without having to take time out of a busy schedule to recover.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
As with every treatment, results will vary from one person to another. It provides gradual improvement with very low risk and the results are achieved. From a course of sessions you should expect the results to last up to 2 years or longer, factors affecting the longevity of results are genetics, good maintance and care, taking into account the severity of previous damage.
To maintain your more youthful skin, it is recommended to have one or two annual maintenance treatments.