Introducing our new OxyRevive Treatment

This treatment incorporates the physics of the high-velocity jet stream targeted at a point-size area of your skin to achieve the functions of dermabrasion. Using Sodium Chloride, a saline solution closer to the pH of the skin, as a medium, this treatment ensures skin is well hydrated and pumped with Oxygen while we remove congested pores and dead skin cells.

Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen, a gas that your body needs to work properly. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air. However, some diseases and conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen. Oxygen therapy can help ensure that you get enough oxygen which may help you function better and be more active.

As a delivery mechanism, the oxygen is compressed and sprayed at high pressure directly on to the skin surface. A “serum” of active ingredients such as nutrients or vitamins etc are introduced to the oxygen stream just before the skin, and the combined oxygen and ingredients in the form of a high-pressure jet force its way past the skins barrier defence systems and into the lower levels of the epidermis.

The oxygen used during the facial actually provides therapeutic effects from a topical application, and the premise that we can increase the energy in the skin’s cells by topical application of oxygen is flawed for a number of reasons. We need to consider the following factors:

– The human skin does not respire to any perceptible degree; in fact, the skin does not require being in an oxygen environment other than respiration via the lungs.

– The skin barrier defence systems effectively render the skin waterproof, as nature limits our exposure to a specific concentration of oxygen for good reasons.

Marketers of oxygen therapies often refer to the proven effects of oxygen on unhealthy or damaged tissues to state their case, with the vasoconstrictive effects, reduction of inflammatory cytokines, increase in growth factors, and antibacterial effects mentioned.

There is indeed a degree of truth to those statements, as oxygen has been successfully used to assist wound healing for over fifty years. It is, however, the increase in oxygen concentration in the cells via the pulmonary vascular system introduced by the oxygen-rich environments in hyperbaric chambers and oxygen tents rather than direct contact of the wound with the oxygen.

Most of us are familiar with facial acne and its causes. However, acne is not just restricted to our face as it can also appear on the other areas of the body, more commonly on the back and sometimes arms.

Back acne, also known as bacne develops when there is an overproduction of sebum due to sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands found below the surface of the skin produces sebum through the pores of the skin. Hence, when excess sebum are produced, these pores become clogged which prevent the removal of dead skin cells. This eventually results in acne which can appear in the forms of blackheads, pimples, pustules or even cysts.

In comparison to facial acne, it is usually more challenging to treat acne on the back as the skin is much thicker. Also, with larger sebcaeous glands on the back, more sebum will be produced causing the back to be much oiler as well. This is also why the back tends to develop more severe lesions like nodues and cysts, which is hard to treat and likely to scar

Tips

SHOWER REGULARLY

Make sure to use a body wash which has anti-bacterial properties. Whenever possible, try to shower right after any excessive perspiration. This is because perspiration together with the sebum produced can cause further clogging of the skin pores which tends to aggravate the condition.

EXFOLIATE DAILY

With the skin on the back being much thicker than the skin on the face, it is naturally more difficult to get rid of dead skin cells on the back. Hence, regular exfoliation is necessary to promote the growth of new skin cells on the back.

KEEP YOUR FABRICS CLEAN AT ALL TIMES

Things like towels, pillowcases, bedsheets, clothes  and anything else which might come into contact with your back should be kept clean as bacteria present on these fabrics can cause back acne. Sometimes, back acne can be caused by external irritants like the wearing of  tight fitting clothing or the carrying of back pack. Hence, try to wear natural fabrics like cotton instead of nylon and avoid carrying your belongings in a backpack.

TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol which is responsible for killing bacteria and has been frequently  used topically to acne lesions. Frequent use can help destroy bacterial that causes back acne.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an effective natural bacteria-fighting agent that contains many vital minerals and trace elements that are vital for a healthy body. Find out how to prepare home remedies to treat back acne.

ALOE VERA GEL

Aloe Vera helps reduce the redness and swelling that comes with acne rather than destroy it. Best to apply after cleansing, it is able to soothe skin and heal scarring.

RETIN-A

Retin A is used topically to treat acne and requires a prescription by dermatologist. It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or if you are suffering from eczema.

LED LIGHT

Medical grade blue LED light has been proven effective in reducing acne by killing bacteria. Coupled with red LED light that can reduce inflammation, this combination is a documented therapy for the control of acne.

Having back acne can be frustrating. If you are facing severe back acne problems, do consult a professional Aesthetician for advice. In cases where the acne is caused by hormonal problems, you might have to seek treatments with a dermatologist.

PS: Porcelain offers an effective Back Treatment Solution using products meant for the face on your back. Designed to lighten scars and pigmentation, reduce back acne and other skin problems, Porcelain’s “Get Your Sexy Back” Treatment leaves your back feeling silkier and smoother than ever. Try out the “Get Your Sexy Back” Treatment at 50% discount and get a complimentary product. Limited Time only. Click here for promotion details.

-Pauline Ng

We have been working with 2 bloggers, one which is Huirong (a blogger recommended by another of my friend) and another I shall keep a secret for a little while more, to promote Porcelain in a way which is objective and honest. In fact, we had them agree to tell them nothing but the truth about the treatments, the results and how they feel towards Porcelain and our services.

The one most important thing about being our online representative is to work with us during the treatment period. We are confident our treatments can help them achieve better skin, and all they need to do is to work with us.

No. 1 Rule: No Make Up Bases (that includes foundations, concealers, loose powder, powder, bb creams etc)

That is a pity because Huirong is a model and it is a fundamental requirement for her to apply foundations especially during photoshoots. Hence, her treatment progress will not be as effective as we would like for it to be. 🙁

Nevertheless, if you are interested to find out about what Huirong’s gotta say about us, do check it out here!

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Paulineng

Hi everyone,

this is the brand new Porcelain blog. It will permanently substitute the previous Promotions blog on Blogspot. We hope to reduce confusion by having everything in the same domain.

The functions of this blog will also be a little different from the Promotions blog. With the most obvious name, the Promotions blog’s sole purpose was to inform you guys about the promotions we have. It was the easiest way (then), to get information out to the world because there are next to no techies in Porcelain. 🙂

Now, with the addition of our E-newsletter, we are generating more content than before. We find it necessary to aggregate these content in the same space so it will be more searchable and accessible by everyone.

Do bear with us if things are not perfect yet, we are trying our best! If you have any feedback on how to further improve the consumer experience, we really appreciate if you can share them with us so we can improve.

In the meantime, do enjoy the rest of the many Porcelain blogposts to come! 🙂

-paulineng

porcelain face spa team