Skin Care and Rejuvenation

Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation

With today’s outdoor lifestyle, sun-damaged skin is all too common and can affect your appearance and self-image. Our goal is to help you improve the quality of your overall appearance.  Emma Skin Care can provide the advanced facial treatment that will deliver precise amounts of light energy through the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of collagen and reduce pigmentation.

Emma IPL can successfully treat sun damage, pigmentation (caused by sun) and rejuvenate the skin which can take between 1 to 6 sessions, some people get results very quickly, while others do take some time.  We can treat hormonal pigmentation with the IPL, sometimes you can get a reduction of up to 80%, but without homecare and avoiding what caused the damage to begin with (such as the pill), it will return.

Light can only travel 5mm under the skin, therefore as hormonal pigmentation is deeper than that but it will gradually draw it to the surface. Sun damage on the other hand is located close to the surface of the skin (the lighter the pigment, the deeper it is, the longer it takes to treat) and will be treated very effectively and generally takes from 1 to 4 sessions at the most… which also depends on the individual.

Every treatment should be placed 4 weeks apart to allow for best results. Please be aware that our IPL has a 95% success rate and is very safe, however, results will vary between individuals.

Microdermabrasion Treatments

 MicrodermabrasionMicrodermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which gently resurfaces the skin. Microdermabrasion exfoliation is performed with medical grade mineral crystals or diamond tip which brushes the skin’s surface with the aid of a gentle vacuum. By eliminating these surface cells with microdermabrasion, the skin is left soft and supple while forcing the regeneration of new skin cells. Emma Skin Care uses only the highest rated microdermabrasion systems which have been documented to effectively minimize the appearance of:

    • Scars
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Fine lines
    • Sun damaged skin
    • Blemishes
    • Dull and congested skin
    • Uneven skin tones and textural damaged skin
    •  Enlarged pores

Hydrating Oxygen Facial

Hydrating Oxygen Facial delivers a mixture of hyperbaric oxygen, or pure oxygen at a high pressure, and anti-aging serum through an airbrush to the face. It’s almost as though someone is using a tiny power washer to pump oxygen and moisturizer into the skin.

Makeup also can be applied right after the oxygen facial. The Oxygen facial pumps all that pure oxygen that we are missing into our skin and it increases oxygen and hydration levels in the skin, leaving the skin with a smooth and healthy complexion. A great treatment for everybody and also for brides to be.

Pigmentation

Intense pulsed light Systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the melanin in freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The pigmented area absorbs the light and is heated, and is removed by skin renewal.

Following treatment, the pigmented area turns darker and may crust. Over the following weeks the pigmented area will gradually flake away from the skin.

Large, dark moles should not be treated. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.

The length and number of treatments will depend on the type and size of pigmented mark present, but typically 1-5 treatments will be needed. Treatments should take place approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.

Acne Treatment:

The Intense Pulsed Light system releases yellow, green and red light that is emitted in a series of short pulses.

The yellow/green light destroys the bacteria that live in the skin and cause acne, while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. This targeted eating deep in the skin causes shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands and helps to prevent over-production of excess sebum.

Almost everyone can be treated, except very dark skinned or tanned individuals. Pregnant women or people taking the acne treatment Roaccutane should not be treated.

Rosacea Treatment:

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is currently being used to treat rosacea and vascular lesions effectively. As a chronic and progressive skin disease, rosacea can cause redness and swelling on the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. As the disease worsens, the redness becomes more severe and small blood vessels, acne-like pimples and cysts become visible on the skin’s surface. Rosacea can be stimulated by exposure to extremely hot and cold temperatures, emotional stress, alcohol, hot beverages, spicy foods and certain skin care products. Rosacea usually becomes prominent between 30-50 years of age and most commonly affects fair-skinned individuals.

The treatment for rosacea includes non-ablative (noninvasive) IPL treatment. IPL is an exciting technology compared to traditional laser combining the effects of two natural sources, light and heat. Vascular treatment requires wavelengths of 500-670nm and 870-1400nm. For optimal results, the IPL sessions for rosacea should be spaced 4 weeks apart, for a total of 4-5 continuous treatments. To control flare-ups, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must, as well as avoiding environmental factors that trigger this condition.

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