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The primary ingredient of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, (a substance that occurs naturally in healthy skin) and they are used to plump out or fill in the lines and wrinkles caused by the ageing process.
It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin blocks the overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions, thus causing temporary muscle paralysis. If a muscle is prevented from contracting then it cannot form a wrinkle/line.
Over time repeated movements of the facial muscles of expression, cause the skin to crease. Initially these “expression lines” are only present when the muscles contract but over time the skin looses its elasticity (less collagen is produced) and these lines become more visible and eventually permanent.
Typical the number of treatments which are necessary varies from person to person, but usually 6 IPL and 6 exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement. How long does treatment take?A session will take approximately 30 minutes, although this may vary depending on the size of the area treated. IPL treatment may be combined with glycolic acid facial peels or microdermabrasion for maximum results. We hope to bring facial peels and microdermabrasion to The Hannah Clinic.
IPL hair removal sessions can vary in duration, depending on the size of the area being treated. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to specific skin types and colour, thickness and density of hair. We aim to treat the hairs which are in the active growth phase (anagen), therefore making the treatment effective.The anagen phase is the active, growing phase. The catagen and telogen phases are dormant 'resting' phases. IPL affects only hairs in the anagen phase. Since all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, several treatments are necessary to achieve the best results.
Follow up sessions are scheduled when the hair begins to re-grow. Naturally the timing for this can vary from four to eight weeks, as this depends on the hair type and the part of the body being treated. On average, appointments are scheduled four to six weeks apart.
Short bursts of light energy are delivered to the targeted areas. This energy passes through the skin where it is absorbed by the concentration of melanin in the pigmented region or dilated blood vessels. This causes a rise in temperature therefore destroying the pigmented cells leaving the other skin cells unaffected. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated areas. This process stimulates the production of new collagen, refines pore size, improves skin tone and texture and helps smooth fine lines.
Pigmentation, age spots, freckles, broken capillaries and rosacea, can contribute to the aged appearance of the skin on our faces and bodies. These pigmentations and vascular lesions are the outward signs of sun damage and the ageing process. IPL Photo Rejuvenation, a non-invasive treatment can improve the appearance of the skin by removing these imperfections easily and safely, with no down time.
Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. Sweating is usually controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, and is an important mechanism for regulating body temperature, especially when exercising or in hot surroundings. However for up to 3% of the population suffering from Hyperhidrosis, the sympathetic nervous system runs at an abnormally high level and causes them to sweat excessively. This can often be an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition that disrupts the sufferers’ day to day life.