This one is by far my personal favorite !A treatment with FRUIT ACIDS is SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE and visibly IMPROVES skin in only one session. This doens’t mean you’ll need only one, but it’s nice to see some effect afther the first session.
Fruit acid peels work by exfoliating the dead, dull skin cells on your skin’s surface. Salon fruit acid peels will be more intense than the fruit acid products you might be using at home. The treament isn’t really a “wellness” experience, as you may experience some itching & burning during the treament. But the results are suerly worth it !
In general, your aesthetician will advice you a course of 4 to 10 sessions. Four being for a good skin condition, ten being for those of you with specific problems like acne or hyperpigmentation.
Skin can be a bit red during and immediately after the treatment and you might experience some flakiness (dead cells shedding) in the days following the session.
Prices are generally moderate and every skin type, except ultra-sensitive will benefit from these treatments.
Exuviance makes some damn good peels you should absolutely look out for. www.exuviance.com
IPL PULSED LIGHT TREATMENT
This one has been around for quite a few years now, but still can be a good option if you have specific skin concerns like hyperpigmented areas and (light) sagging of the skin or (fine) wrinkles. Don’t expect miracles, but a number of sessions can give you really visible results.
LED LIGHT THERAPY TREATMENT
Collagen stimulation by light isn’t a new one either, but it has proven to be effective for skins that need (moderate) anti-ageing. Can also be combined (ideally) with the AHA Peels mentionned above. Red LED Light will stimulate the fibroblasts that produce COLLAGEN & ELASTIN in your skin, meaning your skin will be TONED and more FIRM afther a number (generally 10) of sessions.
Blue LED Light is a great option in case you suffer from ACNE, as blue light emitted by LED Diodes kills the acne bacteria. Can ideally be combined with some peels also. Like with red LED light, expect a number of sessions to be required to get best results.
Listen, guys, or rather : girls. Oxygen sounds great, but is it really so good for skin ? I wonder, but if you have to believe the marketing claims, oxygen treatments are a real miracle. However : oxygen can be quite damaging to your skin cells, as it generates free radicals…. You know, those evil little bastards we are trying to combat with our anti-oxidant loaded serums and creams. So where’s the logic ? Put a cream to combat negative “oxygen” reactions and put extra oxygen into the skin at the same time ???!!! Stop the nonsense please and take a good deep breath when you’re on the beach or in the woods (please do not in the centre of town), so you can get some good extra oxygen IN A NATURAL MANNER.
FRESH CELLS TREATMENT
Fresh cells used to be very popular during the ’70 & ’80 of the last century, but then lost their popularity after the introduction of diseases like BSE (Mad Cow Disease) and others. Of course, fresh cells have to be harvested from somewhere and this generally is from animals like bovines or sheap.
The results, however, of FRESH CELLScan be quite spectacularand I have many (women) friends who absolutely swear by them. The idea of fresh cells is that the natural defense and repair mechanisms in our skin will be stimulated by the presence of certain proteins, thus having a REJUVENATING EFFECT on your skin.
If you decide to give this one a try, find yourself a KLAPP* beauty salon/spa, as they have a very famous treament with frozen cells.
- * as KLAPP Cosmetics is a brand I work with on a professional basis, there is NO affiliated link whatsoever.
Microdermabrasion uses a technique that “polishes” your skin with fine (aluminium/diamond) cristals in order to peel away dead skin cells. It is being recommended for scars (acne), wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Personally, I don’t find this technique to be as effective as an AHA Peel, and therefore, wouldn’t recommend you to spend a lot of money on this. Some beauticians do a light microdermabrasion during another treatment (to prepare for a peel, for example), and this is fine for me. Just don’t expect it to be as effective as a course of Fruit Acid Peels.
The latest HYPE !But don’t worry, there is nothing bloody about this “invention”. A scalpel treatment consists of “scraping” away dead skin cells of the skin with a special type of scalpel. The result ? Well, where did we hear a similar thing before ? YES, indeed microdermabrasion works exactly the same way, but uses polishing cristal instead of a “scalpel”. Skip this one, if you ask me ……