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July 2018

Photofacial Combination Therapy
Winter is the time to clean up your neck, chest and hands. Treat Yourself to Photofacial Combination Therapy!

Winter is a good time to tackle your chest, neck and back of hands.

At Skinfresh Clinic our Photofacial treatments can help by gently treating and reducing the appearance of ageing, pigmentation and wrinkling. Photofacial treatments combine the benefits of Limelight, Laser Genesis and Vascular laser in one treatment session to revitalise your appearance.

This month, you can purchase up to 3 sessions at this price!

*Have your first treatment in July and pay only $550 per session (normallly $695). All 3 sessions must be finished by the end of September 2018.

Book your treatment now.

You can also consider having dermal filler treatment to the back of your hands to give an instant result. Ask the nurse about this when you see her.

Pre-treatment preparation is essential?

The nurse will often suggest a skin care and internal health regime that will help optimize results. Stop the use of any self-tanners for at least 2-4 weeks prior to the treatment.

A consultation is needed to assess your individual needs first.

Book your treatment or consultation now.

 

Dermapen® Or Dermapen with PRP Boost

Have a Dermapen® face treatment. Three treatments for $900 (normally $1200)

Dermapen® is a new, revolutionary skin needling treatment that unlike traditional skin needling rollers, causes less trauma, therefore reducing pain and discomfort with minimal down time. It is intended to stimulate the skin for natural collagen induction. It helps with absorption of active ingredients. It helps pores, fine lines, increases collagen, reduces scars and may also tighten the skin. It is used to treat both the face and body even hard to reach areas like around the eyes and nose and upper lip.

Or...

Combine PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with Dermapen for an additional $350 for each treatment.

This is a full Dermapen treatment with the addition of your own cells to enhance collagen production. (PRP is applied with Dermapen, not injected).

Treatments can be performed on face and/or neck, and are especially useful for under eye area, acne scaring and texture issues.

This is a relatively comfortable treatment with minimal down time. Treatments take about 90 minutes for face or neck and can be repeated monthly.

  • Limit of 3 treatments in 4 months.
  • Conditions apply.
  • Results may vary.

Book now!

 

Product of the Month

Complete Pigment Serum

Complete Pigment Serum

Product Description:

Powerful Lightening and Brightening Serum

Ideal for the cosmetic management of:

  • All forms of pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Photodamage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Prepping Fitzpatrick skin type III and higher before peels, laser etc

Benefits:

  • Blocks formation of new pigment
  • Lightening and brightening
  • Anti-Oxidant Protection
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Key Ingredients:

  • TyrostatTM - Rumex Occidentalis, a powerful tyrosinase inhibitor and skin brightener
  • Botanical Complex SCA - Anti-Oxidant
  • Mixed Tocopherols 95% - Anti-inflammatory

Usage:

  • AM/PM
  • For 2-4 weeks prior to peels or IPL/Laser
  • Apply 1 metered pump as a spot treatment or all over

 

The Importance of Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C

Everyone knows about Vitamin C. If you don't get enough fruit and vegetables in your diet, you could get a Vitamin C deficiency and get Scurvy. Captain Cook didn't know about Vitamin C at the time, but he discovered that giving his sailors cabbage and limes prevented the disease - that's why they called Englishmen "Limeys"

Well, Scurvy exists today in our community. You may be surprised, but there are many people who can't afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so they fill up on bread and potatoes and inexpensive foods. As a result, they may find themselves getting symptoms like bleeding gums, red dots on the skin that don't go away (doctors call them petechiae), wounds that don't heal or break down.

In addition to not getting enough from food, humans, gorillas, fruit bats and guinea pigs can't make their own Vitamin C in response to stress like other animals can - I bet you didn't know that!

These days we are all more stressed. There is probably a case to be made for a regular dose of vitamin C, especially during times of stress like overwork, illness, surgery etc. You see, animals like chimpanzees make up to 9000mg Vitamin C in response to stress and a dog can make up to 12,000mg!

I think a normal dose for an adult with a busy life may be around 1000mg. If you are quite stressed, perhaps up to 3000mg. But if you are really sick, you might need 6000mg. Watch out because too much will give you runny bowels.

Below is a list of all the things vitamin C is important for.

Main actions and functions

  • Prevent scurvy
  • Antioxidant and free radical scavenger
  • Protests other antioxidants- Vitamins E,A,Essential Fatty acids - Omega 3
  • Helps absorption of iron
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Production of Collagen, Neurotransmitters, corticosteroids, Carnitine
  • Formation of Tyrosine which is a precursor to Dopamine neurotransmitter and thyroid hormone
  • Bone formation
  • Wound healing
  • Hydroxylation of proline, tryptophan therefore helps in collagen production
  • Metabolism of cholesterol
  • Energy release from Fatty deposits
  • Modulation of iron and copper absorption and prevents their oxidation
  • Reduction of nitrosamine formation in the stomach - helps prevent cancer
  • Formation of thyroid hormone
  • Antihistamine
  • Immunoglobulin synthesis
  • Cell mediated immunity
  • Activation of folic to folinic acid
  • Anti cancer effects
  • Synthesis of interferon
  • An anti-carcinogenic effect
  • A selective cytotoxic (cancer killing) effect.

The dose of vitamin C found in research to prevent the common cold and reduce its severity is 200-2000mg taken daily.

REFERENCES

Braun, L., & Cohen, M.  Herbs & Natural Supplements. An evidence based guide, 3rd Edition. Churchhill Livingstone: Australia.

Douglas, R. M., Hemila, H., D'Souza, R., Chalker, E. B., Treacy, B. (2004). Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, Art. No.: CD000980.pub2. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000980.pub2.

Hromek, K. (2010). Injectable nutrients, 1st Edition. KAM Publishing: Australia.

Van Straten, M., Josling, P. (2002). Preventing the Common Coldwith a Vitamin C Supplement: A double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Advances in Therapy, 19(3), 151-159.

 

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