Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments
We offer the following anti-ageing treatments at our Hitchin salon:
Kerie has worked with the micro current system for 15 years, and has personally used the micro current system on her own face for the last 20 years. The Micro Current Facial is now part of her regular beauty regime.
“I have worked with CACI , BIO – therapeutic and now BeautyLab non surgical machines. Working with the best brands and the knowledge of micro current makes me a highly qualified current therapist. Learning from all of these brands and understanding the muscle groups, has over the years allowed me to deliver the finest facials.
Not only do I understand the anatomy of the face, I can discuss your skin, what you require and how we can change it. Woman can see their skin change especially into their 40’s, and I understand this as I always want my skin to look the best it can. I am not looking to be 25, just strong and fresh. As I am 45 years of age, my skin and tone is very important and there is everything you need at my anti ageing clinic to help you support these changes.”
With brands you can trust that works with anti ageing, Kerie will guide and support you throughout your treatments. Her love of clean skin is always a forefront to her skin business . The oxygen machine is superb, driving products deep into layers and working fast to help the skin glow. Kerie loves brows and skin – two very important features that she can transform.
So, book a free consultation and let Kerry help you achieve your desired look.
Importance of Shedding Dead Cells – Especially As We Age
Once you are told that most of your household dust is shed skin, you tend not to forget it and probably recoil in horror at the very thought of dead skin on every surface. It is worse when you read about the complex micro ‘life’ that depends on this shed skin . Shedding skin (desquamation) is perfectly natural and necessary. Our skin is dynamic and just like an escalator constantly moving upwards, young skin cells, pushed by the formation of new cells, gradually rise through the epidermis, until, as dry, old, keratinized epidermal cells, they are shed. As we age, the speed of the escalator slows and because the rate of desquamation is less, older skin looks dull and darker. Oily skin can also be slow to shed and the outer layers of cells appear‘glued’ in place and so contribute to clogged follicles, while offering ideal ‘housing’ for acne bacteria. Oily skin therefore especially benefits from help with desquamation. Not only does exfoliation remove the ‘glued’ cells but also it makes it easier for oil-controlling actives to penetrate. As we age, the moisture in our skin becomes less than the normal 10 – 20 % and it feels dry and flaky. The stratum corneum becomes thicker (hyperkeratosis), duller and cells are lost more slowly, often in sheets or scales rather than one by one.
One quick way to make older skin look younger is to exfoliate. The simple mechanical action of rubbing off the top layer of skin cells immediately reveals younger, fresher looking skin. Skin creams with fine particles such as black diamond powder, efficiently remove these duller outer layers, while gently massaging the skin and so help stimulate blood flow keeping skin radiantly healthy.
In the early days of this type of treatment, Dermatologists used dermabrasion. Dermabrasion helps to diminish the appearance of major skin imperfections (such as acne scars), smoothing skin in the process. It can be used to reduce birthmarks, sun damage, tattoos, age spots and fine lines.
Microdermabrasion can be used to exfoliate the uppermost skin layers. It came into vogue nearly 10 years ago with the first microdermabrasion units using small aluminium oxide crystals. Later diamond tip and the bristle tip brushes were introduced. A non-invasive alternative would be to use BeautyLab® Microdermabrasion with gold and finely ground mother of pearl powder, which together with Glycolic acid provides excellent skin exfoliation and polishing properties.
Exfoliating products use many different types of particles but as media interest proves, there is something very special and luxurious when exfoliants contain gemstones and diamonds with Mother of Pearl powder being one of the gentlest yet most effective.
Natural desquamation is very complex with just ‘sections’ being fully understood. Several enzymes (serine, cysteine and aspartate proteases) degrade corneodesmosomes (skin’s corneocytes cells connected by proteins). These enzymes accelerate cell renewal through a gentle ‘speeding up’ of these enzyme-mediated processes. Pomegranate is an interesting‘superfruit’. It contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Pomegranate protease enzymes gently exfoliate the skin and when combined with α- Hydroxyacids (AHAs) and salicylic acid, form a potent exfoliating complex. BeautyLab® Glycopeel is based on an intelligent blend of α- Hydroxyacids and pomegranate enzymes which give it excellent skin re-surfacingproperties.
α-Hydroxyacids (AHAs) and salicylic acid (2-hydroxybenzoic acid), a β-Hydroxyacid (BHA), are used as ‘chemical peels’. Glycolic acid is the smallest AHA. It is soluble in water and readily penetrates into skin, where it changes the properties of the‘binding molecules’ holding the dead cells in the upper layers of the epidermis and as a result the stratum corneum exfoliates, exposing the ‘fresher-looking’ skin cells beneath and a luminous complexion is achieved. Today, salicylic acid is well known for being the main active in anti-acne treatments. This molecule is truly multifunctional and is found in plants including meadowsweet and tree bark.
ENCAPSULATED SALICYLIC ACID
MultiSalTM Salicylic Acid is slow-time release encapsulation system with microspheres containing salicylic acid for targeted, heat-triggered or pH-triggered release of salicylic acid. It ensures the salicylic acid is being delivered gradually over a longer time period. Therefore protecting skin from the corrosive, irritating effects of low pH whilst delivering salicylic acid for efficient exfoliation. MultiSalTM Salicylic Acid is one of the main active ingredients in BeautyLab®GlycoWash which contributes to its effectiveness and popularity amongst consumers.
Shedding skin is natural. Exfoliating and skin re-surfacing will bring about an immediate improvement and so is considered as anti-ageing. New exfoliating and skin re-surfacing actives are available; however they are more effective if they are encapsulated in systems suitable for targeted delivery at efficacious levels. One example is BeautyLab®‘s skin refining, oil-free Glyco-Active Re-surfacing Serum which includes triggered release technology, enabling the actives to work deeper into the skin and for longer periods of time.