Intraceuticals Hollywood Facial

 
Actual result achieved at the harpal clinic with Intraceuticals after one 60 minute treatment.

Actual result achieved at the harpal clinic with Intraceuticals after one 60 minute treatment.

 

An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate treatment is a non invasive treatment that targets the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dramatically enhances overall hydration. 

How does the treatment work?

An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate treatment harnesses three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results:

A. Oxygen under light pressure aids delivery of age defying ingredients to the skin at the same time as cooling and calming the skin.

B. Unique Rejuvenate Serum contains lightweight Hyaluronic Acid and a powerful combination of vitamins and antioxidants. The Hyaluronic Acid helps to instantly hydrate the skin resulting in increased firmness, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved look to facial contours and overall radiance.

C. Treatment Support Products provide essential layers to seal

+ What is 'The Three Step Hyaluronic Layering' system?

HYALURONIC LAYERING

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient found naturally in the skin. The lightweight version of Hyaluronic Acid in the Rejuvenate Serum is absorbed quickly by the skin for maximum dispersion of nutrients. Follow with Rejuvenate Hydration Gel with multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid that offers a reservoir of nutrients for the skin, finish with Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream containing multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin’s surface. The ultimate in intense hydration is now achieved and we call this Hyaluronic Layering.

STEP 1: THE REJUVENATE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT APPLICATION

This is the first step in your skin’s visible transformation. Cooling, calming, pressurised oxygen increases absorption of the Rejuvenate serum and naturally improves your skin’s moisture levels while Vitamins and antioxidants protect and defend. A combination of lightweight Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea result in instantly smoother looking skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, better volume and increased firmness. Your skin will emerge deeply hydrated, balanced and glowing with vitality. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days, in conjunction with continued use of at home products.

STEP 2: REJUVENATE HYDRATION GEL

Intensify and maintain your results with Treatment Support Products. Rejuvenate Hydration Gel with multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid provides the next hydration layer to seal in hydration and create an invisible barrier against hydration loss. Apply twice daily. Use Rejuvenate Contour Eye Gel specifically for the delicate eye area with double concentration of multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid.

STEP 3: REJUVENATE MOISTURE BINDING CREAM

+ What are the celebrities and professionals saying about Intraceuticals?

Naomi Campbell - Supermodel "Thank you Intraceuticals. When constantly travelling I get dehydrated and Intraceuticals is an absolute necessity to replenish my skin".

Victoria Beckham "There is nothing like Intraceuticals...it really helps you look and feel your best".

Eva Longoria - Actress “The treatments are a necessity before every major event”.

Katy Perry - Artist "I use Intraceuticals oxygen skin treatment to hydrate my skin and give me that fresh, well slept glowing look before any performance or appearance".

Miranda Kerr - Victoria Secrets Model "Intraceuticals facials leave my skin glowing and radiant! Thank you".

Mezhgan Hussainy - Leading Makeup Artist American Idol “Intraceuticals treatments do what no other product on the market can do! I’ve watched skin’s look and feel change right before my eyes. The treatments instant results make it a must have backstage at American Idol”

Fergie - Artist & Actress "Thank you Intraceuticals. When I'm on the road it's important to take care of my skin".

Steven Klein - Creative Photographic Artist www.stevenkleinstudios.com “The Intraceuticals treatment helps capture the very essence of the most beautiful subjects”.

Michelle Peck - Hollywood Skin Specialist “In just one 30 minute treatment, skin looks and feels rejuvenated, radiant, moisturized and fresh”.

Jenny Shircore- Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist "Makeup artist Gina Brooke introduced me to Intraceuticals treatment in which I could visibly see immediate results. Using intraceuticals on movie sets will prep skin beautifully before any makeup application."

Katherine Jenkins - Welsh Soprano "After a long haul flight from the UK to New York last year, my make-up artist introduced me to the Intraceuticals treatment. My skin looked dehydrated and tired but after a 30 minute treatment with Gina Brooke, I looked like I had had a weeks rest and I was amazed by the results. Everyone complimented me on my glowing skin and the results lasted. I would highly recommend this to anyone in a heart beat, I love the fact that this is a non invasive natural, easy to use and very pleasant way to look my best."

Kristy Hinze - Australian Model, Actress and Television Host "I just received a beautiful gift from Intraceuticals, I just wanted to thank you very much, I love the facials that Meg gives me, it really does help my skin stay vibrant during the long hours of filming on a TV set. The box that it arrived in is absolutely gorgeous too. Thank you very much."

Rachel Zoe - Fashion Stylist to the Stars "Travelling and keeping my hectic schedule can be exhausting, but an Intraceuticals treatment keeps my skin looking well rested and glowing. I can't live without it!"

Preity Zinta - Bollywood Actress "I always want to look my best on the red carpet. Intraceuticals treatmentss are the perfect way to make my skin glow."

Crina Matei - Romanian Actress "Not just a necessity but a joy and a treat for my skin. All these in just one word: Intraceuticals."

Mette Bloch World Champion Rower Denmark "Intraceuticals O2…. 2 B in Heaven! A breathe of fresh air that works”

The final step in the hyaluronic layering process. This moisture rich product contains multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid providing intense hydration and a blend of essential oils – jojoba, macadamia, wheatgerm, sweet almond – to lock in hydration. Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea protect and help defend against environmental stress and the visible signs of premature ageing. This Hyaluronic Layering process offers unmatched hydration and long lasting results. Continued use of Treatment Support Products is an essential stage in prolonging the benefits. Apply twice daily and prepare to be impressed.

+ What are the celebrities and professionals saying about Intraceuticals?

 

 

Naomi Campbell - Supermodel "Thank you Intraceuticals. When constantly travelling I get dehydrated and Intraceuticals is an absolute necessity to replenish my skin".

Victoria Beckham "There is nothing like Intraceuticals...it really helps you look and feel your best".

Eva Longoria - Actress “The treatments are a necessity before every major event”.

Katy Perry - Artist "I use Intraceuticals oxygen skin treatment to hydrate my skin and give me that fresh, well slept glowing look before any performance or appearance".

Miranda Kerr - Victoria Secrets Model "Intraceuticals facials leave my skin glowing and radiant! Thank you".

Mezhgan Hussainy - Leading Makeup Artist American Idol “Intraceuticals treatments do what no other product on the market can do! I’ve watched skin’s look and feel change right before my eyes. The treatments instant results make it a must have backstage at American Idol”

Fergie - Artist & Actress "Thank you Intraceuticals. When I'm on the road it's important to take care of my skin".

Steven Klein - Creative Photographic Artist www.stevenkleinstudios.com “The Intraceuticals treatment helps capture the very essence of the most beautiful subjects”.

Michelle Peck - Hollywood Skin Specialist “In just one 30 minute treatment, skin looks and feels rejuvenated, radiant, moisturized and fresh”.

Jenny Shircore- Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist "Makeup artist Gina Brooke introduced me to Intraceuticals treatment in which I could visibly see immediate results. Using intraceuticals on movie sets will prep skin beautifully before any makeup application."

Katherine Jenkins - Welsh Soprano "After a long haul flight from the UK to New York last year, my make-up artist introduced me to the Intraceuticals treatment. My skin looked dehydrated and tired but after a 30 minute treatment with Gina Brooke, I looked like I had had a weeks rest and I was amazed by the results. Everyone complimented me on my glowing skin and the results lasted. I would highly recommend this to anyone in a heart beat, I love the fact that this is a non invasive natural, easy to use and very pleasant way to look my best."

Kristy Hinze - Australian Model, Actress and Television Host "I just received a beautiful gift from Intraceuticals, I just wanted to thank you very much, I love the facials that Meg gives me, it really does help my skin stay vibrant during the long hours of filming on a TV set. The box that it arrived in is absolutely gorgeous too. Thank you very much."

Rachel Zoe - Fashion Stylist to the Stars "Travelling and keeping my hectic schedule can be exhausting, but an Intraceuticals treatment keeps my skin looking well rested and glowing. I can't live without it!"

Preity Zinta - Bollywood Actress "I always want to look my best on the red carpet. Intraceuticals treatmentss are the perfect way to make my skin glow."

Crina Matei - Romanian Actress "Not just a necessity but a joy and a treat for my skin. All these in just one word: Intraceuticals."

Mette Bloch World Champion Rower Denmark "Intraceuticals O2…. 2 B in Heaven! A breathe of fresh air that works”

The final step in the hyaluronic layering process. This moisture rich product contains multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid providing intense hydration and a blend of essential oils – jojoba, macadamia, wheatgerm, sweet almond – to lock in hydration. Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea protect and help defend against environmental stress and the visible signs of premature ageing. This Hyaluronic Layering process offers unmatched hydration and long lasting results. Continued use of Treatment Support Products is an essential stage in prolonging the benefits. Apply twice daily and prepare to be impressed.

See What Intraceuticals Hollywood Facial Did To Half My Face!

We have a wonderful new aesthetician, Violetta,  who joined our team recently. In her late thirties and tremendously experienced, she had not come across Intraceuticals oxygen facial yet and so we organised a training session for her.

 

I was the guinea pig and Sonia, our facialist extraordinaire to the Hollywood A-lister and also our trainer (lucky me I know!)- did one side of my face during the training. Its very important for us that all our therapists know exactly what our products can do to a person’s skin and so we were very keen for Violetta to get a sense of the ‘lift’ achievable.

 

Its been awhile since I’ve done a ‘half face’ for this so whilst I’m aware of how powerful intraceuticals serums are, I wasn’t quite prepared for the difference between the right and left side of my face. I’m attaching my picture. One side is completely lifted! Look at the dark circles and the difference in the eyelids. Today, 5 days post facial, my face still feels really plump and is definitely hydrated.

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We have also acquired another machine that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while- Aquatouch microdermabrasion with electroporation. It uses a water microdermabrasion technique and as such is much gentler than the usual microdermabrasion. Electroporation is where the electrical permeability within the cell membrane is changed so that the serums are able to penetrate deeper. We intend to use this as a stand alone device and also in combination with Intraceuticals to get a double-WOW effect. So, watch this space…...


Grow Your Own Face

With so many new advances in clinical skin care, the ones that excite me the most are products that encourage your own body to work hard for great skin.

What is great skin?

  • Skin that is clear with little to no blemishes

  • Acne-free

  • Skin that has normal thickness

  • Skin with a slight translucent ‘glowing’ quality to it

  • Clear of uneven pigmentation

  • Line free in the young and line appropriate in older people

  • good texture with minimal enlarged pores

So how would you achieve this?

A good way to think of skin care is to consider how you would target all the different layers of skin.

  • For the top layer (epidermis), peels are brilliants, microdermabrasion is okay and home care exfoliants are good as a top-up. This gets a big tick in getting your body to work for it!

  • Then the middle layer (dermis) and deeper layers, this is where a lot of wear and tear occurs and can give long lasting results. This is also where most of my excitement lies as one key component of good quality, thick skin is plenty of collagen. Top notch quality skin care products can deliver this, albeit to a lesser degree compared to other modalities. Our skin care of choice at the clinic is Intraceuticals (excellent for plumping and hydration), Neostrata (acid based, powerful and hugely effective skincare which complements our other skincare), organic non-allergenic Pinks Boutique and we will shortly be introducing Skinceuticals.

  • 3 different modalities come to mind- the first is causing ‘controlled injury’ to the skin eg microneedling and radiofrequency. In microneedling, minute pin prick wounds are made in the skin which forces the skin to send all their healing soldiers to repair. This results in plumper skin with better texture, smaller pores and more even colour. In radiofrequency (RF), a form of energy is transmitted which then gets converted to heat energy to around 60-62C in the deeper layers (with our machine in any case). This causes collagen bundling which appears as immediate tightening visible straight away. The body then repairs itself over the course of 3-4 months. Results are excellent here. Then some clever people decided to combine the two- so there is RF microneedling which I consider to be the star treatment for facial rejuvenation with results constantly improving up to 9 months later. Our machine is the Secret RF.

  • The second is drinking the stuff eg collagen in medi-grade products like Aneva Derma (also brilliant for joint health) and Skinade- quality differs a lot for oral collagen supplements but these two products have good science behind them and evidence that they make a difference.

  • The third is a not-so-new concept in fillers, but surprisingly, one that has been slow to catch on- I suspect due to lack of patient education. The more well-known product here is Sculptra- which works great but is more cumbersome. The newer product, Ellanse, which works just as well, if not better, has both the qualities of a filler (immediate results visible) and the longevity of Sculptra- where desired. It has different products that have different longevity. The best part for me is that while the filler part of Ellanse decreases (just like with any filler), your own body’s response to it, ie the collagen stimulation of your own tissue, continues along. By the end of the year- for the 1 year product- you will have a plumper appearance which is completely natural looking, as its your own collagen. The comments that you’ll likely get is that you look ‘refreshed and rested’ as opposed to ‘who’s your doctor?’

So, very exciting developments in the industry and its great to know that its possible to look natural and more age-appropriate- which is a trend that we're seeing more and more of; and one that is my personal preference and what I would encourage anyone to aspire to.

Viral You Tube Video "How the Sun Sees You" on the Effect the Sun has on one's Skin

Just thought I'd share an interesting video I came across in one of our medical aesthetic journals "Aesthetics". It has over 13 million views, an amazing soundtrack but most importantly, is very interesting in what it shows ie. the changes that occurs with sun exposure.

I also liked:

  • that he (the cameraman) decided to show what a baby's skin looked like as well, in contrast to adults.
  • what sunscreen looks like in that light
  • the people's reactions to seeing themselves

Some questions I get asked a lot:

  • I want to tan and so prefer not to wear a high SPF- this is not true. If it were, Asia would be a hotbed for sunscreens as lighter skin is preferred there. Sunblock (as opposed to sun screen) however, may block some of the tanning capacity of the skin.
  • SPF 30 is sufficient. Why do I need more?- this is true but considering that the average person usually puts too little on and tend not to replenish often enough, a higher SPF would provide better protection. If however, you are really on the ball about sunscreen application, then SPF 30 is sufficient.
  • High SPF is very thick and looks awful on- mostly true in the past and many products today still have this problem. This is one of the areas where you get what you pay for. Newer formulations are simply wonderful and most can never tell that it has a higher SPF. We stock Heliocare which is what I use personally. I like them because of the protection offered, consistency and the range they have, including their latest product range for 'more damaged/mature' skin type which offers close to SPF 90 (written as 50+) and cover not only UVA and UVB but also invisible and infra red spectrums. There's also internal protection in the form of capsules for those who burn very fast. Our bestsellers are the tinted ones and the 'shimmer'.
  • What about Vitamin D?- this is an area I have concerns about, especially when it comes to little children. Whilst protection is required, I don't think we should be over zealous about applying it as it can hinder vitamin D formation in the skin. What I personally tend to do is to protect my face but less so on my body. Also, I tend to protect more during the hours when the rays are the strongest and ease off when its not. I believe a balance is required as there is simply not enough research done in this area.

Here's the link for the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9BqrSAHbTc

and here's the link to our products page

http://www.harpalclinic.co.uk/new-products-testxxx/

Enjoy!

 

My Half Face Trial of RadioFrequency- Day 8

In a previous post, I wrote about my initial half face attempt at seeing what RF (radiofrequency- we use the Secret RF) actually does. In summary, I was pretty impressed with increase in plumpness and an obvious lift. Its supposed to get better with time so I'm going to wait this one out before I do the other side (unless I start looking really ridiculous).

8 Days later, I've taken a picture to show you the difference. If you look at the picture at my naso-labial lines (nose to mouth line), the left side extends all the way to the corner of the mouth. The right side stops short. Alison, our aesthetician even thinks that my jawline looks sharper, but I can't really tell. By the way, I have no make up (foundation) and remnants of lipstick on.

For a 10 min trial, I'm pretty impressed and now I really want to get the other side done. But I'll wait....