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AESTHETIC TREATMENTS 

Facials:

Flash Lift Facial with OR Light – R900

Filorga Peels:

Filorga Light Peel for Sensitive Skin & First Time Peeling (20% Peeling Complex) & Facial  – R500
Package of 4 Teatments – R1800

Filorga Light Peel Sensitive Skin is a medical-grade chemical peel that reduces the look of fine lines. It is used to bring back a more radiant and youthful appearance to skin that is affected by aging. Using Gluconolactone and Mandelic acid, Filorga Light Peel gently exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells. As these dead skin cells are removed, it stimulates the growth of younger skin cells. These younger skin cells can help bring back a younger look to the skin because they are less damaged by aging. This can give the skin a smoother appearance with less visible fine lines as well as a radiant, youthful glow. It is gentle enough to treat sensitive skin with a minimum of irritation. The skin will then gradually peel over the next week. The clinically tested protocol is four to six treatment sessions spaced two weeks apart, but this can be adjusted if needed for the best treatment results. Filorga Light Peel should not be used on anyone who has dark skin; who has dermatological problems in the area, either chronic or temporary, like inflammation, infection, herpes, eczema, or psoriasis; who has had recent dermatological surgery with open or partially open wounds; who has had radiation therapy, laser therapy, or another procedure in the area; who has an allergy or hypersensitivity to one or more ingredients in the peeling solution; who have an autoimmune disease; or who are prone to hypertrophic scarring and anyone using other irritant medicines or medicines that affect keratinisation like isotretinoin or other retinoids or dermocorticosteroids.  After a Filorga Light Peel procedure, it is important to avoid the sun for two days and apply SPF 50 sunscreen.

Filorga Bright Peel (50% Peeling Complex) & Facial – R600
Package of 4 Teatments – R2000

Filorga Bright Peel is a chemical peel targeted towards skin with dark spots and an uneven skin tone. It is used to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave skin with a smoother texture, a radiant look, and a more even complexion. The treatment is indicated for wrinkles, loss of elasticity, lack of radiance, hyper pigmentation, microkystic acne and skin irregularities. Filorga Bright Peel contains Gluconolactone, Phytic acid, Citric acid, and Glycolic acid to lift dead skin cells while stimulating the growth of new skin cells. These new skin cells are less damaged by aging and sun exposure, so the skin can appear clearer, brighter, and smoother after a Filorga Bright Peel treatment. After the procedure, the skin will gradually peel over the course of about a week. Filorga Bright Peel Skin treatments are usually scheduled every two weeks for a total of four to six chemical peel treatments, but this can be adjusted to individual needs.
Filorga Bright Peel Skin can cause side effects like itching, flaking skin, oedema, and redness, in addition to the peeling skin. Filorga Bright Peel  should not be used on anyone who has dark skin; who has dermatological problems in the area, either chronic or temporary, like inflammation, infection, herpes, eczema, or psoriasis; who has had recent dermatological surgery with open or partially open wounds; who has had radiation therapy, laser therapy, or another procedure in the area; who has an allergy or hypersensitivity to one or more ingredients in the peeling solution; who have an autoimmune disease; or who are prone to hypertrophic scarring and anyone using other irritant medicines or medicines that affect keratinisation like isotretinoin or other retinoids or dermocorticosteroids.. After a Filorga Bright Peel procedure, it is important to avoid the sun for two days and apply SPF 50 sunscreen.

Quick, Save, Immediate Removal of Broken Capillaries, Cherry Angiomas, Spider Naevi, Skin tags, Clogged Pores, Cholesterol Deposits & Millia:

Non-invasive High Frequency Technology is used to Thermo-coagulate & Electro-cauterize Skin Lesions.

10 Minutes – R150

15 Minutes – R200

30 Minutes  – R300

HYALURON PEN FILLER:

Depending on area/units price from – R800 to R1600

HYALURONPEN PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT

Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil or any anti-inflammatory medicine 24 hours prior. This will increase the chances of bleeding and bruising.

If you are taking any blood-thinning, antiplatelet or anticoagulant  medications per Doctors prescription (such as Warfarin, Palvix, Lovenox). Do not discontinue medication without first consulting the prescribing physician. 

Avoid taking high dose of vitamin E, vitamin A, Omega 3 fatty acids, caffeine, fish oil, garlic, green tea, coffee, ginseng, or any herbal supplements like St. Johns warts 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your appointment as this may increase the risk of bleeding and/or bruising.

Arrive to your appointment without any make up. You will be able to reapply it 4 hours after your treatment although we do recommend waiting at least 24 hours.

To prevent blood pressure from elevating which increase the risk of bleeding, eat something before appointment and try to be calm.

 

 

HYALURONPEN AFTER CARE

Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. 

Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the treated area. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days.

Ice can be applied periodically to reduce swelling. You may also take pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, ect.). However, taking Ibuprofen or Aspirin may exacerbate bruising, as they have blood-thinning properties.

To help alleviate bruising, we recommend the topical application of Arnica; a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising. Arnica tablets can also be taken to assist with healing.

Minimize movement of the treated area by avoiding exercise 24-48 hours after you appointment. However, if there is a visible bump, you can massage the area very lightly after 24 hours. The products will soften into the skin naturally within a few days. 

Do not go tanning, sunbathing or sauna for 48 hours.

Do not smoke for at least 4 hours after.

Have the area clean and make up free for 4 hours minimum, preferably 24 hours

Sleep on your back with your head elevated. 

Do not sleep on your face.

Do not lay down for 4-6 hours after the treatment. 

HYALURONPEN FAQ

What exactly is Hyaluron Pen?

Hyaluron Pen is a rather simplistic device that allows generating enough pressure to launch Hyaluronic Acid mixture into human skin. It is a new and revolutionary method of the application without the need for needles or downtime. Although similar devices have been in use for decades, now it’s also become very useful in the beauty industry.

How does it work?

Hyaluron Pen uses air pressure to deliver hyaluronic acid into the skin. The hyaluronic acid rejuvenates, plump up the lips and reduce fine lines, providing hydration and stimulating collagen production. This technique is supposed to be less abrasive than other procedures since there are no needles involved. The risk of bruising and swelling is extremely low as well. Since the procedure is non-invasive, the effects and risks are also supposed to be smaller.

Do I need to be a Doctor or Nurse to offer this service?

No.  This is a needle-less technique so you do not need to be a Doctor or Nurse, but you need to make sure you go to a properly qualified beautician/somatologist for this treatment

Why haven’t I heard about this before?

Hyaluron Pen is a new category as a procedure. Although being really simple, the device is actually incredibly multifunctional. Why? Because you can do a great deal with this little tool – it combines approaches that have so far being used in other fields.

 What is this Hyaluronic Acid?

One of the reasons the procedure is rather simple and the substance inserted into the skin is safe is that the human body produces the exact same acid, that is actually composed of two sugars (Glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine). No need to get scared by the chemistry related terms, the point is simple: as the human body makes the exact same chemical substance, it is pretty impossible that one would get any sort of allergic reaction or complication from the substance itself. For fillers, the substance is produced using a bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that basically makes it rather easy to produce it. Now, obviously one should understand why the Hyaluronic Acid exists in the human body (joints, eyeballs, skin). Hyaluronic Acid produced by the body itself exists in Epidermis and Dermis layers of the skin and one of the main functions of it is to keep water inside the skin tissue (being part of the collagen fiber network in Dermis).

What happens when you add some Hyaluronic Acid into the skin?

Compared to the Hyaluronic Acid found in the body and the Hyaluronic Acid inserted into the skin, as said before, the substance is exactly the same. The more HA you can get into your skin the better, you will have younger and fresher looking skin, but firstly hyaluronic acid is not, in fact, an acid it is a sugar that acts like a sponge and each molecule can hold up to 1,000 time its own weight in water. The Hyaluronic Acid the human body produces has a pretty short lifespan (around 2-4 days) and we lose 30-50% of this on the daily basis, however the Hyaluronic Acid inside the carrier that you are able to treat the Dermis with can last between 4-12 months.

What does it do exactly – make a skin a bit better, smoother?

No, no and no once again. Compared to countless beauty procedures that act as ‘vitamins’ making something a little bit of better, Hyaluron Pen is a ‘penicillin’ type of solution. The client has a problem and Hyaluron Pen solves it elegantly. Some concrete examples? Small and thin lips – usually with a 0.5 ml – 1 ml the problem is solved. Same applies to wrinkles. Heavy and deep smile lines propose a problem – simple. Hyaluron Pen provides a solution that works – wrinkles disappear. Thus in this sense, we can be talking about a concrete problem solver not just another one of those “enhancing” solutions that definitely make something a little bit better, however, does not solve the true problem. When you want a change that can clearly be seen, then we absolutely suggest, you opt in for the Hyaluron Pen.

Is the Hyaluron Pen treatment absolutely safe?

Well, nothing is absolutely safe. Still compared to injecting fillers (that the safety of Hyaluron Pen often gets compared to) it is safer in many aspects, according to the opinion of several experts. Why? Well, the most terrible problems with injections come, as we all know from blocked blood vessels to which an unfortunate treatment provider has injected some filler. For example, filling some large enough artery with thick enough substance can restrict some Oxygen movement to eyes and actually cause temporary or permanent blindness in the worst case. With Hyaluron Pen it is not possible to inject the substance this way, thus the risk is much smaller.

What’s the difference between the Hyaluron Pen and other fillers?

First and foremost other fillers are injected into the skin via a needle into the subcutaneous tissue. That is not the case with the HyaluronPen, it launches the fillers into the skin through pressure and then spreads to the Epidermis and Dermis.

Is it semi-permanent?

No…. Depends on the polymeric chains of the substance – namely, it is possible chemically achieve so-called cross-linking, that allows a higher number of connections to be made between the molecules of the Hyaluronic Acid inside the filler, thus slowing down the enzymatic degradation. Basically, it means that the substance still is removed from the body through the absolutely natural degradation process and it just takes more time, allowing the Hyaluronic Acid inserted to retain the water inside the skin all over its longer life-span. And, it also has to be added, that whatever filler you are dealing with, you do not want it to stay inside the skin forever (it may lead to several problems, as we all know, happened with silicone fillers). Thus the fact that you have to come for a refill in 4-6 months, is a good thing.

How long do the results last?

Results last aprox. 4-12 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler.  For best results the HA needs to be built up over 2-3 appointments.

Is it like botox?

No, Botox is not a filler nor is it ever injected into the lips. Botox is used to temporarily cut off nerve signals to muscles, limiting the movement of said muscle and smoothing out the wrinkles. The hyaluronic pen delivers a low viscosity filler into the lips for volume or facial skin for wrinkle reduction.

 Are there any restrictions client-wise?

The procedure most definitely can not be done to pregnant women or nursing women, hyper-sensitive people, oral herpes should be treated before the procedure etc. Obviously, if the filler has some lidocaine, it can not be used, if the client is allergic to that etc.

 Is there a risk of Occlusion?

The HyaluronPen inserts the hyaluronic acid compound into the upper dermal layers of the skin.  The risk of going deep enough or the likelihood of puncturing a blood vessel is virtually impossible as no sharp needle tip is use.