Have you ever thought about combining your regular facial with an Omnilux light therapy treatment?
Developed after 12yrs of medical research, omnilux has developed a treatment using narrowband light emitting diodes to treat a range of dermalogical conditions, and also tired and ageing skin.
Onmilux is treatment that will help to stimulate cellular mechanisms in your skin to boost skin tone and elasticity, and great at enhancing the effects of other aesthetic treatments such as dermabrasion and peels.
Onmilux is a pure non-invasive light therapy that has no down time and is also compatible with treatments such as Botox, IPL and cosmetic surgery.
The treatment is only 20minutes so fab as a little add on to your facial, or great as a lunch time treatment on its own as there is no downtime and mineral makeup can be applied straight afterwards.
An Omnilux light therapy treatment will leave you feeling relaxed with a great sense of well being.
Phillipa Senior Therapist Zen Bruntsfield
I recently completed my training for HD eyebrows, and I am really enjoying doing them! HD brows are a new revolutionary 7 step procedure to get the perfect brows. HD brows are eyebrow artistry as it can transform even the most over plucked brows over a course of treatments.
It is much more than just a regular eyebrow shape! First of all the brows are tinted to suit the individuals colourings. We then wax, tweeze and thread the brows. The aim is to create a more angular shape rather than rounded. To finish the treatment off, some mineral powder is applied and any areas that need to be left to grow are penciled in. The HD Brow Beater then sets and holds the brows in place.
The trainer Nilam was fantastic and taught us how to assess each individual’s brows to create an HD shape to suite everyone’s face shape.
I was very nervous about having my own brows done as they are very blonde and I have never tinted them before. The finished result however is unbelievable! My eyebrows are so much fuller and defined now! I’ll never look back!
Jill Stott – Therapist Bruntsfield Salon
Our skin is made up of two main layers: the outer Epidermis, which serves as the ‘covering’ of the body, and the inner Dermis, which is where all things crucial to our skin function and condition are located. This is also where we should find the infamous collagen and elastin of our body. Collagen essentially makes up the structure of the skin, making it firm, toned and plump, and is the most abundant protein in our body. Elastin is also a protein, and is responsible for the stretch and elasticity of our skin, ensuring that cells stay in their designated place when there is any movement and stretch. Unfortunately for us, collagen and elastin are easily damaged, most commonly by ageing, UV, and free radicals.
As we age, both down to genetic factors (i.e. your age, and whether for example you have inherited beautiful skin from your mother) to environmental factors (i.e. how much sun damage is there on your skin? Do you live in a heavily polluted city?), our collagen and elastin levels begin to deteriorate (the older we get, the slower our body becomes at generating new proteins, and eventually proteins are actually getting used/destroyed much faster than they are generated – how depressing!!). With all that happening, people notice their skin becoming thinner, sagging and more lined, as well as a whole host of different pigmentation disorders.
This is where Fraxel comes in! The procedure has been carried out the world over, on more than half a million people, with the most fantastic results. Fraxel is a fragmented laser treatment, which produces tiny columns of laser energy (each is roughly ten times smaller than the size of a hair follicle). These penetrate through the outer epidermis, and into the deeper dermis, creating thousands of microscopic wounds all over the skin. The skin then recognizes these tiny wounds as injuries, and immediately begins a healing process in which it gets rid of old and damaged cells and starts generating new, strong, youthful cells. This also encourages the production of collagen and elastin proteins- the building blocks of youthful skin! By using this technique Fraxel treats a whole variety of skin problems, for example fine and deep lines, sun spots, age spots, acne and surgical scars and melasma. You will notice brighter, tighter and more evenly toned skin just days after it recovers from the treatment.
As Fraxel is so precise, it is able to treat tiny fractions of skin at a time, which means that the surrounding area is left completely unaffected. This makes it much easier for the skin to heal and regenerate, meaning we end up with less down time and with less waiting for the fantastic results to appear! This is a significant improvement from more traditional laser procedures which used to treat entire areas at a time, meaning that people had to take weeks out of their social and working lives in order to recuperate.
Another fantastic thing about Fraxel is that it is absolutely for anybody who is feeling that their skin is in need of some looking after, regardless of whether the skin is Asian, Caucasian, Latino or African. Additionally, Fraxel treatments are not limited to the face, and even problem areas such as the chest and neck can be treated.
So, if the condition of your skin has been on your mind quite a lot recently, why not call our Teviot salon on 0131 226 6777, and book a consultation with Dr Terry, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the field.
Coming into the salon for a facial, clients can sometimes feel self conscious about leaving the salon make up free,
however that needn’t be a worry anymore as we have introduced an all natural skincare make up that can be applied straight after facials and actually protects your skin!
Priori Coffeeberry Perfecting Minerals contains SPF 25 – it not only protects against UVB, it also protects against UVA and the foundation is so good it has been recognised and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Coffeeberry Mineral foundation is the first and only foundation that contains coffeeberry extract, natures most potent anti ageing botanical, used to fight free radicals (the cause of skin ageing). Coffeeberry extract has an anti ageing and skin lightening agent that will keep your skin looking younger everyday you wear the minerals.
The minerals are ideal for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, hyper pigmentation, broken capillaries, freckles, sun damage, blemishes, scars and dark circles. The foundation feel light and very comfortable, it can be applied lightly for a natural cover or you can apply more layers for a fuller coverage.
Rebecca, Therapist, Zen Teviot