Brand new to the UK & exclusive to Zen Lifestyle in Scotland
So I’m not going to beat about the bush here – this is the most amazing, super duper, must have, skins new best friend skin treatment you can book in for at Zen!!!
Clear + Brilliant is a safe, unique, non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatment which uses fractional laser technology to fight the natural effect ageing has on the skin with little or no down time. It is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from inside out replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. It is clinically proven to help even out the skin tone, giving it a radiant and youthful glow as well as improving smoothness and texture, and also reducing pore size. Absolutley fabulous for all skin types, ages, gender – I could go on & on about this treatment, you should definitely come & try it for yourself!
Be warned though – it is highly addictive, once you’ve had one you’re already thinking about booking your next one!!
Maxine Brooks – Assistant Manager, Teviot salon
I have been working with the Ellipse thread vein and photo rejuvenation laser treatment (IPL) for a few years now and can honestly say I have not received any negative feedback. I feel these treatments need to get more awareness as the results are utterly fantastic! I have personally seen some really dramatic improvements in the skin tone smoothness of many clients and I really believe that this treatment can work wonders for many clients.
Exposure to the sun accelerates the ageing process of the skin and can cause irregular pigmentation that shows as freckles (ephelides) or age-spots (solar lentigines), and irregular pore size. The Ellipse photo rejuvenation treatment will help reverse those signs of ageing.
A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin created by disruption to the normal blood supply, and can be treated safely through short bursts of light emitted from an Ellipse flash-lamp. As the treatment relies on absorption of light by the haemoglobin in the blood, the most effective results are seen with lighter skin.
These treatments are some of my favourite to perform as it is so result driven and can be life changing for some. Say goodbye to unsightly red thread veins or vascular lesions, uneven skin tone, sun damage, pigmentation, large open pores, deep lines and wrinkles as the solution is here! A patch test and consultation is required for both these treatments, and everything will be discussed thoroughly during the consultation.
If this appeals to you….. what are you waiting for? Call the skin clinic at our Bruntsfield Place salon (0131 477 3535) for a consultation and patch test now. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I can achieve great results for your skin with IPL.
Lauren Bell – Therapist, Bruntsfield Place 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.