Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a beauty injection?
Beauty injections is a non-surgical method for correction of mimic wrinkles, during which the drug is injected with ultra-thin needles directly into the mimic muscle. Because the procedure is fast and easy, it is called “beauty injections during lunch”.
What is the difference between the preparations for injections of beauty?
The preparations consist of the same substance, but they are represented by different brands.
One of them is an American drug developed by Allergan company. The other is a French manufacturer, and the effect after its introduction appears a little earlier than with the first drug.
The decision on which preparation will suit you, is made by a dermatologist, or a cosmetologist at a consultation after a thorough examination.
How do injections of beauty work?
The drug affects the mimic muscles, you simply stop feeling them, and once you do not feel them, you can not control them.
The muscles do not contract and wrinkles caused by contractions disappear.
What are the indications for the use of injections of beauty?
– horizontal wrinkles on forehead
– wrinkles around the eyes, “crows feet”
– vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
– hyperhidrosis – increased sweating
Dermatologist Khrystyna Reshetniak.
- Is there an addiction to injection techniques in aesthetic cosmetology?
As for addiction, it is rather psychological. A person starts to get used to his or her new appearance. But in six months the drug is diffused and its effect is terminated. And of course, everyone who has gone through this procedure, wants to keep having a ‘refined’ look.
Dermatologist Khrystyna Reshetniak.
- What is biorevitalization?
Biorevitalization is a method that allows you to win back skin elasticity, firmness, color and smooth texture, get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the severity of deep wrinkles. In addition, biorevitalization is an effective method of treating atrophic scars, stretch marks, and pitted acne scars.
Mechanism of action: hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin and connective tissue. With age, its content in tissues decreases, which leads to dry skin, thinning of the dermis, wrinkles, loss of elasticity. The method of biorevitalization consists in the introduction of a hyaluronic acid (HA) preparation by microinjection into the surface layers of skin. Thus, the saturation of the connective tissue of skin with hyaluronic acid occurs, synthesis of connective tissue cells is activated, microcirculation of the skin improves.
Procedure: before the procedure, your doctor will determine which drug is best for your skin. 25 minutes before the procedure an anesthetic cream is applied. The procedure is comfortable, and the majority of patients compare sensation of the injection with an insect bite. Because the procedure involves penetrating into skin, it is performed in a specially equipped room that meets all the requirements of aseptics and antiseptics.
The period after the procedure: after the procedure you can rejoin the usual rhythm of your life. As with all other injections, intra-skin hemorrhage, edema, and redness can occur within 2-5 days. In the first days after the procedure, it is recommended to restrict physical activity, staying in the sun, visiting sauna or a bath-house. The maximum effect is achieved after a course of treatment consisting of 2-6 procedures (depending on the type of skin).
Indications for the biorevitalization: weak skin tone, dry aging skin, emerging of mimic wrinkles, unhealthy complexion (“smoker’s skin”), dehydrated skin, hyperpigmentation, pitted acne scars, preparing the skin to such procedures as plastic surgery, chemical peelings, laser resurfacing and rehabilitation after them.
Contraindications: acute inflammatory diseases in the injection area, blood clotting failure, pregnancy and lactation, severe somatic diseases, cancer.
Dermatologist Khrystyna Reshetniak.
- How does glycolic peeling work?
Many heard, knew, read, and even visited a session of chemical peeling. Some are happy, others want to try, and most do not know what it is. Therefore, today we will pay special attention to the procedure of chemical glycolic peeling.
Today, peels are extremely popular, including chemical ones. Depending on the depth of penetration, they effectively remove wrinkles, pigmentation, scars and pitted acne scars. The most effective is glycolic peeling.
Glycolic acid is a representative of alpha hydroxyacid group, it is often included in creams for skin home care and is intended to improve tone and relief of skin, align complexion and maintain youthfulness and beauty.
Glycolic acid, although it is related to fruit acids, but it is almost not found in nature, and it has the following properties:
- deep penetration
A special structure of molecules allows glycolic acid to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin. It is thanks to this property that glycolic peelings are used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The depth and degree of penetration can be adjusted using a different concentration of solution and time of exposure.
Glycolic peeling helps remove dead cells from skin, clear pores, normalize the secretion of sebaceous glands, the result of which is a much better perception of beauty products and preparations.
- synthesis of collagen, elimination of the first signs of aging and skin defects
Glycolic peeling does not only effectively clean pores, but also activates the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and collagen, promotes microcirculation in skin and eliminating toxins, and normalizes metabolic processes in the dermis (the deep layer).
Glycolic peeling effectively fights acne, seborrhea, cellulite and facial skin photoaging, eliminates dryness, sagginess and all signs of aging of the skin.
- anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
The acid prevents from producing melanin, and eliminates age pigmentation. Glycolic peeling is softer than any other way of skin cleansing. Due to this it can easily handle stretch marks and fine wrinkles.
All this is due to the fact that glycolic acid promotes the removal of free radicals, providing maximum penetration of useful components into cells.
Rules and specifics of the procedure in the skin care studio:
Glycolic peeling can be done in the studio with special preparations based on glycolic acid.
- But first of all I would like to talk about contraindications to the procedure, which include:
– Acute infectious diseases;
– Diseases of the skin (namely, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus, various types of dermatitis);
– Open injuries and vascular asterisks in the treatment area;
– Pregnancy and lactation.
Glycolic peeling can be used to eliminate acne and pimples, but not during a period of severe inflammation, and provided that the cause of their emergence is not related to hormonal diseases. In the latter case, it will cause even more rashes and the appearance of internal comedones.
- Features of glycolic peeling in the skin care studio
The cosmetologist selects an individual course based on the type of skin and defects that need to be eliminated (acne, wrinkles, pigmented spots).
Usually one course consists of 3-7 procedures, depending on the severity of the problems. The course is to be conducted once every six months. The interval between procedures is determined individually.
Before applying the acid to the skin, it is treated with a special cleansing solution, reducing the PH level, as well as minimizing pain (for this reason glycolic peeling at home is characterized by soreness).
When the cleaning procedure is completed, the cosmetologist starts to apply a solution of glycolic acid to the skin. As a rule, the first procedure is performed with acid in a weak concentration (20, 25, or 30%). This allows determining the intensity of glycolic peeling in a particular case.
Weak (10-30%) acid concentration allows obtaining a good but not a long-term effect – the skin tone improves, the skin becomes tender and smooth to the touch.
During the next procedures the cosmetologist uses acid of a higher concentration or applies different formulations on certain areas of the skin to achieve the best effect, gradually reaching 50-70% peeling concentration.
The time of the effect of glycolic peeling is determined by the beautician individually between 3-7 minutes, afterwards it is washed off with a special solution, neutralizing the acid. The first reaction of the skin is redness and irritation, and a mask is immediately applied on the face.
Based on the reviews of ladies who have undergone treatments with glycolic acid, the redness is present throughout the day, but the next day it disappears, and in 2-3 days the peeling itself begins – old skin chips off, while a new one emerges on the surface.
When doing glycolic peeling, it is important to know:
- At first age changes in the skin, small wrinkles, dull color and weak acne the result will be noticeable. But glycolic peeling cannot cope with deep wrinkles, marks, and pitted acne scars. It can only provide a superficial effect on the dermis.
- Glycolic peeling, like other types of peeling, is recommended to be done from autumn to spring, until May, when the sun is still inactive. But despite this, the next few days after peeling, you should use a sun protection cream of more than 30 SPF to prevent the pigmentation.
- Sometimes after the procedure there is a severe burning pain for several hours, and redness persists up to one day. Rarely enough there occur burns, the causes of which are individual intolerance to the drug, excessive acid concentration or prolonged exposure of the skin. Therefore, experiencing severe burning and pain, you should immediately tell this to the cosmetologist, in order to avoid negative consequences.
Dermatologist Khrystyna Reshetniak.
- Is it possible to get rid of cellulite?
Yes, of course it is possible, we have already achieved success in this direction. In this fight we are using special devices, preparations, and of course the clients themselves help us. Anti-cellulite procedures are a comprehensive cellulite treatment that includes hardware-assisted correction, wrapping, and exercise.
Anti-cellulite massage can be manual or hardware (vacuum, vacuum roller, ultrasonic). It improves metabolism, restores circulation, “destroys” fat, which helps eliminate toxins and waste from the body, improves skin condition, evens the skin relief.
For anti-cellulite wrapping, our Center uses the TM GUAM products aimed at local body correction. We have learned by our own experience the effectiveness of the preparations. Each client has a number of indications and contraindications, so we select each program individually. The wraps come in cold and hot, they can be delicate, accelerated and so on. They strengthen blood vessels, remove toxins and improve skin condition, saturate it with vitamins and microelements.
With ultrasound therapy, there is internal tissue massage, as well as the decomposition of fat cells. Ultrasound improves blood circulation, stimulates the metabolism and normalizes production of collagen, effectively eliminating the fat deposits, which are not “reached” by wraps and vacuum.
That is why every single action (vacuum, ultrasound, wrap, diet, physical exercise) naturally has its own function. If treating the problem of “cellulite” correctly, you will be satisfied with the result, confidently parading both along the beach or at home.
Head of Cosmetology Center “DermaVita” Nina Skorobohatko.
- What is the difference between various cosmetic massages?
Facial massage is of various kinds, and it is chosen depending on the objectives and indications. This could be a classic, plastifying, Jacquet, chiroplastic, lymph drainage, hardware massage and so on. Cosmetologic massage can be combined in various procedures, ranging from a single massage, ending with a complex treatment. During the massage, different drugs are used depending on the type of skin, the goals of the massage (sebo-regulating, antiseptic, moisturizing, vitamin nutrition, lifting, etc.). Complex treatment in combination with high-quality products are a great alternative to injections.
Head of Cosmetology Center “DermaVita” Nina Skorobohatko.
- What is peeling and is it possible to carry out this procedure in summer?
PEELING is a cosmetic procedure that leads to exfoliating of the upper skin layers and stimulating regenerative processes in the skin, synthesis of new fibers of collagen and elastin, smoothing roughness of skin, improving the general aesthetic look.
Just recently, it was believed that face peeling can only be done in winter, in the period of low solar activity. The achievements of modern science and medicine have significantly shifted the time frame. Now peeling of delicate facial skin can be done in summer, without fear of pigment spot occurrence or other unpleasant consequences.
Summer peeling is carried out with the use of non-aggressive surfactants with low molecular acidity. Milk and almond peels are commonly used. They exfoliate dead cells off the skin not deeper than the cornified layer. This gentle cleansing ensures fast recovery of the skin after the procedure, and the risk of any complications is minimized. There are people who are recommended summer peeling. For example, those who have the following skin problems:
- acne and pitted acne scars;
- porous and oily skin;
- the first signs of photoaging.
Features of summer face skin peeling.
In summer, the best option for deep cleansing of the facial skin is a non-aggressive surface peeling on the basis of almond, glycolic or retinoic acid. In modern cosmetology, these acids are recognized as the most effective and gentle substances for a tender face skin. For example, a glycolic peeling of face helps remove the first surface wrinkles without causing damage to the skin and with a short recovery period.
Retinoid summer peeling increases skin elasticity and significantly corrects the facial oval. In addition, peels on the basis of retinoic, glycolic, and almond acids are very soft, are easy to endure, rarely cause inflammation and provide effective prevention of pigmentation. That’s why there are no contraindications to the use of such peelings in summer.
Also in the holiday season phytic and gluconic face summer peelings can be done. Such peels do not only cleanse well, they also provide facial skin protection from sunlight. They are even recommended during the whole summer period. Such peeling causes almost no shedding, after the procedure wrinkles are noticeably smoothed, the skin is moisturized, its elasticity increases, pigmentation is decreased. The phytic variant of the procedure also removes pitted acne scars.
To enhance the effect special postpeeling cure shall be applied within the recovery period.
- What is ultrasound and manual face cleansing? What is the difference between them?
FACE CLEANSING is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This procedure is performed to cleanse the skin from the horny top layer of the epithelium, comedones, black dots, milia, contamination (cosmetics, tinting creams, face powders, etc.). According to the method of face and back cleansing there are mechanical and ultrasound cleansing, each of which has its own indications.
Ultrasonic face cleansing is a painless hardware procedure designed to eliminate non-aesthetic skin defects. In particular, it perfectly cleanses the skin and pores from pollution, keratinous cells, sebaceous glands clogs. It contributes to formation of collagen and elastin. Provides lifting effect.
Advantages of the method:
– It is a very delicate procedure.
– Does not cause irritation.
– Does not damage or stretch the skin.
– Does not require pre-steaming of the skin.
– Ideal for solving the problems of oily porous skin affected by acne rash.
– Levels the relief of skin, the skin becomes even and smooth.
It is used both on the face and in the area of the neckline, shoulders and back.
It can be performed at any time of the year, even in summer, without the risk of pigmentary stains.
The cleansing is indicated for normal, combined and oily skin. If the skin is sensitive, the beautician will determine the problem severeness and decide whether the procedure is possible (whether it will injure the vessels).
Manual face cleansing is a cosmetic procedure for deep cleansing the pores of the skin from various rashes, inflammatory and noninflammatory ones, using hands and special beauty tools: “Unna” spoons, Vidal needles and sieves.
Manual face cleansing has both advantages and obvious disadvantages. The advantages include the effective removal of comedones, fatty clogs of the sebaceous glands, milia, blotches, as it is practically impossible to remove them in any other cosmetic cleansing.
The obvious disadvantages include:
– Sufficiently high degree of pain.
– A large percentage of the probability of skin infection (if you do not adhere to the rules of aseptics and antiseptics).
– Cannot be done during menstruation.
This is a very demanding procedure that requires experience, qualifications and knowledge, that is, every cosmetologist must possess this technique at an appropriate level.
The frequency of cleansing depends on the type of skin and the individual characteristics of the client:
– normal skin – once in a half a year;
– combined skin – once every 2-3 months;
– oily skin – once a month.
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