By Jenny Teng, Director Aesthetician, Porcelain The Face Spa

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Anti-Aging is….

Achieving a balance within your skin between moisture and sebum level. It means maintaining a high level of collagen and elastin production, and low level of oxidation within the skin hence, reducing signs of aging.

2. How do I stop the clock?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to do so as chronological aging is part of life. We can prevent the signs of aging from showing by increasing our level of anti-oxidants to prevent free radical damages, stimulating collagen, elastin production and skin’s natural regenerating ability with technology such as Radio Frequency, Intense Pulsed Light, LED and reduce our sun exposure by applying sunscreen.

3. At what age should I start my anti-aging regime?

You should start your general skincare regime during puberty. Anti-aging should not be separated from your routine skincare regime. Revise your home care and professional treatments with your aesthetician or doctor every year to evaluate your changing needs. The skin begins to age around 25 to 30, however, many young skin display signs of premature aging due to improper care and lack of sun protection.

4. How do I prevent premature aging?

The number one cause of premature aging of the skin is caused by sun overexposure. It causes skin dehydration and discoloration of the skin’s pigment, which results in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, freckles and other forms of pigments. We recommend that sunscreen to be applied daily prior to sun exposure, even when you are spending most of your time indoors. Next, frequent exfoliation of your skin can reduce dead skin cell buildup and stimulate cell regeneration.

That will help prevent and reduce existing signs of aging. Keeping your cells moist keep skin looking plump and firm. Use products such as Hyaluronic Acid to enable that and eat foods that are high in water content to keep your skin well hydrated at the cellular level.

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3DEEP™ RF Technology

It is a multi-source, phase controlled radio frequency energy that is safe and effective to use. It is the latest generation of all RF-based professional skin treatment devices.

Using an array of multiple RF sources and a sophisticated software, it is able to effectively control the phase of the energy flowing between the hand-piece and electrodes.

3DEEP also controls the delivery of power and depth of RF energy to the skin, making it different from other devices in the market today.

Monopolar RF

 

RF energy flows uncontrolled through the body. It requires intensive skin cooling during the procedure.

 

 

 

Bipolar RF

 

RF flows superficially and is less efficient. It requires cooling to protect the skin.

 

 

 

3DEEP RF

 

Deep, controlled and targeted energy flow. No cooling is required.

 

 

 

Hence, the treatment is safe and eliminates concerns about any potential side effects or downtime. It is effective for skin tightening and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

3DEEP™ RF Fractional Skin Resurfacing  

3DEEP Fractional Skin Resurfacing is specifically designed for the treatment of skin roughness, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars.

3DEEP FSR

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FSR handpiece contains a matrix of 112 tiny electrodes, allowing simultaneous fractional micro-ablation of the epidermis, together with volumetric heating of 100% of the dermis, which reaches the collagen fibers causing an immediate and long term tightening effect.

This technology also provides the capability to differentiate between micro-ablation and dermal heating, making it an optimal multi-layer treatment to improve aging skin and atrophic acne scars. It treats all layers of the skin, helping you achieve a smoother, brighter skin surface.

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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.

For those who are ridiculed because of their unwanted hair, they can have them removed through permanent hair removal so that they do not have to pluck or shave anymore. Having yourself waxed or undergoing electrolysis are two painful ways to remove hair. Considering the alternatives, lasers make an excellent hair removal option. With waxing, hairs grow back in about a month. Electrolysis, while it might destroy hairs permanently, is tedious, time consuming, painful, and can result in scarring.

What is IPL?


IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a technology aimed at producing light of high intensity during a very short period of time. It involves specific lamps together with capacitors whose rapid discharge provides the high energy required.

It is a method of hair removal from the body most commonly employed by medical practitioners and esthetician. It involves the use of a specially constructed xenon flash light and focusing optics.

Cheaper and faster than laser hair removal, the IPL removal procedure has become very popular. Although the precise effectiveness of IPL compared to laser epilation is debated by scientists, equipment manufacturers and practitioners, their results are generally accepted to be roughly equivalent. IPL can also be used as a skin treatment in a process known as photo-rejuvenation.

How does it work?

(Extracted from Dermnetnz)

IPL systems work on the same principles as lasers in that light energy is absorbed into particular target cells with colour (chromophores) in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which causes damage to the specific target area. IPL systems are different to lasers in that they deliver many wavelengths (or colours) in each pulse of light instead of just one wavelength. Most IPL systems use filters to refine the energy output for the treatment of certain areas. This enhances penetration without using excessive energy levels and enables targetting of specific chromophores (these are skin components that absorb light).

IPL therapy is considered a non-ablative resurfacing technique, which means that it targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). The results are not as dramatic as ablative resurfacing where both the dermis and epidermis are injured to produce a much more noticeable overall outcome. The advantage of IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.

Before & After

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