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What is Microcurrent Facial Treatment?

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One of the popular anti-aging treatments that are now in growing demand in the market is the facial microcurrent treatment.

This treatment is beneficial for the cure and lifting of uneven and sagging facial muscles. In the early 199b0’s, microcurrent facial treatment has been adapted in the cosmetic industry.

Facial Microcurrent is a safe, painless, non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps tone, lift and firm sagging facial muscles back to its original position and shape.

What are the benefits of Facial Microcurrent?

  1. It helps improves the health and appearance of the skin.
  2. It tightens and firms aging skin.
  3. It helps tone the muscles on the face and neck.
  4. It also helps lift sagging eyebrows and jowls.
  5. It helps heal scars and blemishes giving a healthy glow to the skin.
  6. It helps reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. It stimulates the production of collagen on the skin.

How does Facial Microcurrent work?

Facial Microcurrent uses electric current that recharges the facial tissues. The conductive gel is initially applied on the face; a dual-tipped cotton-probed device is then rubbed on the skin’s surface to stimulate the muscles that needed treatment.

Our body’s own current works in harmony with the electric impulses the microcurrent machine remits.  The machine used in this procedure sends painless impulses to the facial muscles thus helping the muscles to relax and recover its strength and re-educate the muscles to return to its original position.

Treatment sessions last for about 30 minutes to an hour. A complete treatment course has an average of 10-15 treatments within the first 6 weeks with a recommended once a month maintenance treatment. However, the number of treatment varies depending on each client’s skin condition and muscles

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Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation induces muscle re–education, often most related to the term “facial toning.” There  are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the  average microcurrent treatment.

True microcurrent use low intensity and cannot cause visible muscle  contractions, however, Beautiful Image reports that facial toning treatments can be stockpiled or stored, which is the reason why  microcurrent treatments results are cumulative and become better as a  series of treatments progresses.

Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors the  body ’s own natural current.  It’s proven and accepted properties, and  potential range of applications from wound healing, muscle  re-habilitation, macular degeneration, to lymphedema continue to assist  medical practitioners with amazing results.

The intended use for microcurrent in aesthetics is to allow the  aesthetician a powerful and effective tool to aid in the battle of  anti-aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,  improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and reducing the overall  visual appearance of aging.

Cavitation Treatment or Lipo – Cavitation

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Ultrasound cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment. Cavitation is a body sculpting treatment with no anesthesia, no scars, no discomfort, no down-time and presents a risk-free alternative to liposuction. The result is instant loss of fat cells. Using leading edge technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. When the treatment of ultrasound cavitation is followed by lymphatic drainage the process is faster, as the drainage is very effective at eliminating liquids. Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 35-40 minutes where a single part of the body is treated. 72 hours must pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. The minimum suggested number of fat cavitation sessions is between 6 and 10.

How Does Ultrasound Cavitation Work?

A fully trained therapist will apply a specially designed hand piece to your skin. The hand piece will then transmit low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression-expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles. This back and forth cycle then causes an infinite quantity of micro-cavities or micro-bubbles that gradually enlarge. This progressive enlargement finishes as micro-bubbles start to collide and implode, producing shock waves that favour emulsification and elimination of fat tissues (this phenomena is called “cavitation”). The liquid is then easily vacuumed out from the body using the lymphatic and urinary system.

What is Radiofrequency?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a new and promising technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin. RF is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-thirties to fifties, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line and the neck. RF can also be used in conjunction with ultrasound cavitation to aid in further fat breakdown and also to tighten the skin in the same area the cavitation treatment has taken place.

Is Ultrasound Cavitation Painful?

No, cavitation is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any actual pain. The heat from the hand pieces felt during the treatment is perfectly tolerable.

Is Ultrasound Cavitation a Safe Treatment?

Yes, it is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or the need for any post-operation course) and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment.

What Happens to the Released Fat?

After disruption of adipose cells, the fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolised to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluable glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluable free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.

What Will I Feel During the Instant Fat Loss Treatments?

The treatment does not require anesthesia. Most of the clients consider the procedure painless and comfortable. There may be, however, a slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside your body, but it poses no harm and disappears as soon as you are not in contact with the applicator.

Can I Expect Any Side Effects?

There is a slight possibility of mild side effects such as transient redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment which always resolves by drinking water. They are all short-term effects that disappear in a few hours to a few days. Even though the studies have proven the treatment safe, the cavitation is not be used in clients with an acute illness, comprised liver function, severe bleeding tendencies, pace makers, or during pregnancy.

What Are the Expected Instant Fat Loss Treatment Results?

The cavitation treatment yields immediate and long lasting results. Most of the clients experience 2 to 10 cm of circumference reduction after a single session with increasing results after each visit. The results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain the results.

Deep Pore Facial

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A deep pore facial is one of the most thorough cleansing treatments a person can invest in, and what a deep pore facial does is reaches deep within each pore in order to clear the face of dirt, oil, or blemish causing bacteria. This is a process performed by one of our skilled estheticians at Accent on You, so you can rest assured that your facial has been performed as thoroughly as possible, ensuring the best results!

The first step in a deep pore facial is the cleansing of the face using a highly effective exfoliant scrub. This exfoliating cleansing process is done to remove all access skin cells and dirt from the surface of the skin in order to better reach the deep layers of the pores underneath. With the oil and surface dirt removed via this exfoliating process, smaller and more difficult to see pores then become visible, so your facial will be a more thorough experience.

After the cleansing and exfoliating process, a mask is then applied to reach deep within the pores and cleanse them of any oil or dirt that may be lying within. This is often thought of as a highly relaxing process, and the masks may be made from a vast array of different natural and skin soothing ingredients. Depending on your particular skin problems or concerns, different mask ingredients may be used in order to target what may be harming your skin in order to leave the pores completely cleansed and refreshed.

During the mask process, the formula will be applied by one of our Accent on You professionals using a paint brush like apparatus, and you’ll be left to sit with the mask on your skin for several minutes as the ingredients infiltrate the pores and do their magic on your skin.

Deep pore facials are extremely beneficial to those who suffer from blackheads, as these are some of the most difficult skin concerns to rid yourself of. This style of facial is able to open the pores and go deep within to release and neutralize any trapped bacteria, ridding you of blackheads by targeting the source of the problems themselves.

At Accent on You, our deep pore facials are a great way to get some relaxation time in while highly benefitting the look and health of your natural skin.

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LASH LIFT

Revolutionary lash phenomenon that reveals your natural lashes in all their glory. It’s about knowing your eyes will be the centre of attention. Without you having to do a thing. Make the most of what nature gave you with the length, volume and lift effect.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

By straightening your natural lashes at the root and then tinting them, the Lash Lift gives you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. No mascara. No messing. Just perfect lashes from the moment you wake up.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE / LAST?

Around 45 minutes. It’s a closed-eye procedure too. Relax. Time for a power nap. You’re then set for up to 6-8 weeks.

WILL IT DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?

Products have been specifically formulated and tested to prevent damage to your lashes.
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Diamond Microdermabrasion is a cutting edge facial technique that provides advanced results in:

Reduced Wrinkles: Microdermabrasion works through mechanical exfoliation, and it is beneficial to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by removing outer layers of dead skin. Of course, it is advised for a client to undergo a series of 3 to 6 microdermabrasion treatments, which will continually remove the outer layers of dead skin. When the outer layers of dead skin are removed, it will stimulate new cell growth so that fresh and new skin pushes forth. This can begin to remove many existing deep fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to prevent new signs of age from appearing on the skin.

Treat Acne Scars: One great use of microdermabrasion is to reduce deep scars and pockmarks, while evening out the skin tone. In fact, many clients prefer the use of microdermabrasion for other areas of their body, like the upper back décolleté and shoulder areas, which can commonly have acne scarring. If a client has suffered from severe acne, the microdermabrasion treatment can be used in a series to remove dead and dark scarred skin cells so that new skin can be brought forth. Of course, it is important to understand that microdermabrasion is not done on new or open acne lesions.

Even Out the Skin Tone: So many clients suffer from hyper pigmentation, which is brown pigmentation and damage caused by unprotected sun exposure. A series of microdermabrasion treatments will work to remove this dark and damaged skin so that the skin tone looks even overall. This is perfect for any clients that rely upon heavy makeup to cover up hyper pigmentation and scars on their skin. Even more so, many female clients will appreciate this for their décolleté area, which can often become leathery and damaged due to sun exposure.

Balance the Skin: Even if a client has dry or Rosacea skin, they can undergo a microdermabrasion treatment to remove dead and flaking skin for better product absorption. When done gently, a microdermabrasion treatment can reduce dryness by balancing out the skin to alleviate a number of skin concerns.

Minimizes Appearance of

•Acne and trauma scars
•Congested & oily skin
•Blackheads and whiteheads
•Ingrown hairs
•Reducing Hyper pigmentation
•Sun-damaged skin
•Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
•Evening out the texture of the skin
•Promoting better product absorption
•Reducing flaking and dry skin
•Fine lines and wrinkles
•Crow’s feet
•Cellulite and stretch marks
•Age spots
•Uneven skin texture and glow
•Enlarged pores and Blemishes

Microdermabrasion also will NOT remove tattoos or birthmarks.

 

 What is a Sauna Blanket?

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The Sauna Blanket is a Thermal Far Infrared Ray Sauna that uses a body wrap concept to help detoxify the body of unwanted chemicals and break up fatty tissue deposits. The Sauna Blanket has two benefits, beauty and health. The Sauna Blanket will help lose pounds, inches, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It will also aid with lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, ease muscle and joint pain, arthritis pain, and headaches. It helps clean the body of toxins and has also been proven to improve your mood. The sauna Blanket is used at spas, wellness clinics, physical therapy, and now at home.

What is the difference between a regular sauna and an infrared sauna?

Dr. Brent Bauer describes it best, “the appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.” Infrared saunas are effective and place less stress on your body making them more appealing for those people who want to see results without the harmful effects.

What exactly are Far Infrared Rays (FIR)?

Far infrared rays, as depicted in the picture, are actually where the light rays emitted fall on the light spectrum. Trying not to get too techy here, but basically different rays penetrate the body at different lengths measured in microns. Radio waves have little to no penetration (low microns), then microwaves, infrared waves, up to x-rays and gamma rays (radiation) which have extreme penetration (high microns). Infrared rays are natural and produced by such things as the sun. So in summary, far infrared light rays use the same radiant heat as the sun, without the harmful effects.

Dr. Oz states, “It makes the same rays that come from the sun and filters out the UV radiation, so it only gives you the infrared radiation. That radiation that’s infrared goes a little bit into your skin so, without heating you up and the external environment too much, it heats the body up.” Additionally Dr. Bauer reports “no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.”

How does the Sauna Blanket help aid weight loss?

The Sauna Blanket uses FIR Infrared heat to assist the body with weight loss. The use of Far Infrared Ray (FIR) thermal heat therapy seems to be to be one of the most effective and scientific methods for weight loss or body sculpting. The Sauna Blanket and the FIR radiant heat warms the body and causes increased blood circulation and lowers blood pressure. Dr. Oz explained to Oprah that “It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories.” Approximately 500-700 calories per session. This is equavilant to running at 5mph for 60 minutes. Adding the Sauna Blanket session post-workout will increase the amount of calories burned since your body is already in a calorie burning state.

Will the Sauna Blanket help improve the appearance of Cellulite?

The Sauna Blanket can help the appearance of cellulite. The Mayo Clinc explains that cellulite is “caused by fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As the fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords are pulling down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.” Cellulite is often found in areas of high fat deposits and often appears as dimples, due to the uneven fatty tissue. Cellulite is most often found in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen and occurs in women and men.

The only way to improve the look of cellulite is to minimize or eliminate the fatty tissue. The Sauna Blanket uses radiant heat to reach these fat deposits and break them up. Sweating that occurs from the Sauna Blanket helps remove this fatty waste from the body.

Remember the best way to remove fat and cellulite is to diet and exercise. The Sauna Blanket is a great addition to help this process occur even faster.

How do I start my first Sauna Blanket wrap session?

For your first session, Start off with a 15 – 20 minute session to allow your body to acclimate to heat therapy. As your body becomes more heat-conditioned, you may want to increase your sauna blanket session to 45 minutes or longer. Heat settings should be adjusted similarly. Place heat on a low-med temperature and increase as your body tolerance allows. Make sure on your first time to set your controls to maintain a temperature that is comfortable for you.

For the first time I also recommend wear cotton garments. Dpending on the temerature, it may cause your skin some discomfort. I find that having a barrier between your skin and the blanket, will make the experience more comfortable for you.

It is also important to remain hydrated. For best results drink water prior, during and after your sauna session. I tend to keep a straw in my drink so I don’t have to remove my arms while I am in session. Your body should be clean from lotions and perfumes.

How often can I have my Sauna Blanket sessions?

It is recommended that sessions be limited to three times per week and should not be done on back to back days. This allows the body time to adjust and it also allows time for the dissolved fat to be excreted.

Please remember that FIR infrared heat uses radiant heat to penetrate the skin at depths of 1 ½” to 4″. This radiant heat helps warm the body inside and penetrates the skin helps reach fat deposits and break them up. When fat deposits are broken up, they are released and excreted from the body as toxins. This is why multiple treatments are necessary when the body has larger amounts of fat deposits.

Who should not use the Sauna Blanket?

The Sauna Blanket is not for everyone. A person wishing to use the sauna blanket should check with his/her doctor before using this product. Individuals with Skin Disorders, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Hemophilia, Fever and Heat Sensitivity, Broken Bones, Implants, Defibrillator, Recent Surgical Patients, Pregnancy, or Individuals on Prescription medications should seek medical advice.

Individuals should not use this if sick, not feeling well, or have current headaches. Do not use this machine after eating.