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IPL Explained

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Intense Pulsed Light [IPL] is a popular non invasive treatment used to permanently reduce unwanted hair and improve many skin conditions. IPL uses specific wavelengths in the visible light spectrum measured in nanometres, which are absorbed into melanin (the dark pigment in your hair and skin) and haemoglobin (the red colour in your blood vessels). This light converts to heat, which damages the target cell whilst leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.

 A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. The appearance right after treatment is similar to what you will see after a good exercise workout. The flushing and redness will last from a few minutes to several hours after treatment. If your skin is quite loose you may experience some swelling. The brown age spots and uneven pigmentation will turn much darker after treatment and will flake off within 3 to 10 days.

Treatment is generally administered in a series of 6 to 12 sessions that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes about twenty minutes. Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of six to12 treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your daily activities. In some cases for minor capillaries only one treatment is required.

IPL Frequently Asked Questions.

The Benefits of Using Products Containing Vitamin A

Thursday, June 23, 2011
  •  Helps to stimulate collagen production
  •  Supports the growth of skin cells and ensures maintenance and function of skin
  •  Smoothes skin surface and assists in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  •  Improves the health, elasticity and appearance of the skin
  •  Particularly known for its anti-ageing properties
  •  Increases skin cell turnover
  • Assists in preventing skin damage induced by UV radiation (one of the main causes of premature ageing)
ASAP Super A Serum is a high potency overnight revitalising treatment containing Vitamin A (Retinol) and Vitamin E to help diminish the appearance of sun damage/pigmentation and assist with skin tone and texture. Scientifically formulated to reduce the visible signs of ageing, while providing protection from free radical damage. Revolutionary anti-irritant complex. pH 4.7.

To learn more about this Super product please download the fact sheet.

    SPF Explained

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    SUN PROTECTION FACTOR (SPF) means the ratio of UV radiation dose required to produce a recognisable erythema on skin that has been protected with a sunscreen product to the dose required on unprotected skin under the same conditions.

    Sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 4 and above are listed on the Australian Register of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Products can only be listed on the register if they comply with the Australian/New Zealand Standard for sunscreen products (AS/NZS 2604:1998)

    The highest SPF for sunscreen currently available in Australia is SPF30+. Currently, the maximum SPF claim permitted in Australia is 30 plus (30+). SPF claims expressed as numbers greater than 30 are currently not permitted in Australia. A SPF 30+ sunscreen protects your skin from approximately 96.6% of the sun’s rays.

    Please follow the link for more information on ASAP moisturising daily defence SPF30+.