In the treatment of ageing skin we decide what the treatments are going to entail based on where the damage is and how much damage there is in the skin.

Prevention and Treatment

Your skin might be changing but the changes are more subtle and you might be worried about getting older. In this case the treatments will be focussed more on preventing further damage and treating the changes that you are seeing, generally textural change and fine lines might be the challenge. If you however have, extremely sun damaged skin (from lying on the roof tanning as a student, or you job on a cruise ship as a young adult) you might need more invasive treatments that will treat these changes while still protecting from further damage.

Epidermal and Dermal Treatments

As skin is exposed to sunlight and naturally ages there are changes in the Epidermis (top layer of the skin that sheds) and Dermis (the layer below). Treating Dermal changes with epidermal treatments defeats the object of the treatment. Generally the treatments are combined in courses that will include both Dermal and Epidermal components. This is especially necessary where there are visible signs of ageing, lines, wrinkles, textural changes, mottled pigment and sagging, of the skin.

Treatments that improve the symptoms of ageing skin

Therapists treating ageing skin will use one of two product ranges:
The Lamelle Professional range has specific ingredients that support the skin when using peels, and other dermal treatments – both before and after the treatment.
The Lamelle Essentials range is more gentle and contains ingredients that pamper the skin and should be used for maintenance.

Treatments

How it Works:

After cleansing, we use a conditioning solution to calm your skin. The conditioner contains Purslane which is rich in Vit C and Omega-3, as well as other powerful anti-inflammatories. This is followed with a light exfoliation with our Smoothing Solution – a step that prepares the skin for product penetration. Soothing Serum is applied next and calms and soothes. It also adds water binding Hyaluronic acid to dry, irritated and sensitive skin. This is followed by a gentle massage and the application of our Age Prevention Mask which is full of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants protect your skin from the free radicals that are produced when your skin is exposed to the sun and to environmental free radicals. It also contains an ingredient that permanently binds water to the cells in the Corneum, ensuring long-term hydration of your skin.

Your Experience:

After your treatment

  • Your skin will feel hydrated, plump, cool and glowing.

What to expect in the week after your treatment

  • Your skin will remain glowing, hydrated and plumped for up to 10 days after the treatment.

Special care post-treatment

  • No special care is required. Continue with you treatment routine.

How it Works:

Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (fruit acid) derived from milk and in Lacti firm peels – this acid is combined with a plumping ingredient – DMAE. It’s a very comfortable treatment with little if any social downtime – depending on the concentration of the peel used: Lacti firm 30/10 or Lacti firm 90/10. Although both concentrations are applied in the same way, the stronger [90/10] concentration is only used in medical units under the supervision of a medical doctor.

The treatment begins by removing all impurities and oils – a cleansing process which is followed either by an exfoliation or degreasing step. Oils might prevent the penetration and action of the peel on your skin so this step is important to the success of the treatment. Our exfoliator contains Cathepsin D – an ingredient that mimics the exfoliating enzyme found in your skin.Cathepsin D only removes dry, denatured skin cells, which makes it particularly safe to use in all peel treatments.

This preparation phase is followed by the application of the Lacti firm solution which is applied with a brush.

During and directly after application, you might experience a tingling sensation which will quickly dissipate and soon become more comfortable. The peel will only be on your skin for a maximum of 10 minutes and as with any chemical peel, it must be neutralised to stop its action. By applying a neutralising agent, all the active peel molecules are changed to salts. This chemical reaction produces heat so a quick tingle is very normal during this phase of the treatment.

The neutralisation process is followed by a short massage at which point the skin is soothed and calmed and lost oils are replaced.

Depending on where you go, it’s not uncommon for a signature treatment to include: face, neck and shoulder massage, serum and mask, extractions and deep cleanse, eyebrow tint and plucking. The application of moisturiser and sunscreen completes the treatment.

Chemical Skin peel

Your Experience:

After your treatment

  • Your skin will feel hydrated, pump and glowing. A little redness may be visible directly after the treatment but it will dissipate very quickly.

What to expect in the week after your treatment

  • The morning after the treatment your skin may feel a little tight and dry. If this is the case, add more moisturiser to your skin. Typically though, you can continue with your daily routine.

Special care post-treatment

  • Protect your skin by avoiding sun exposure and apply your sunscreen every morning.
  • No treatments for 14 days on the treated area. This includes waxing, peels and laser or IPL treatments and micro needling.
  • Do not exfoliate for 10 days after the treatment. This includes toners and cleansers that contain alpha hydroxy acids.
  • Only start using your retinoid (Vit. A) containing products on the evening of day six after the treatment.

How it Works:

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (fruit acid) derived from sugar cane and it’s one of the most widely used peel ingredients for the treatment of photo ageing – or sun damaged skin.

The treatment begins by removing all impurities and oils – a cleansing process which is followed either by an exfoliation or degreasing step. Oils might prevent the penetration and action of the peel on your skin so this step is important to the success of the treatment. Our exfoliator contains Cathepsin D – an ingredient that mimics the exfoliating enzyme found in your skin.Cathepsin D only removes dry, denatured skin cells, which makes it particularly safe to use in all peel treatments.

This preparation phase is followed by the application of the Alpha peel solution which is applied with a brush. The gentler Alpha peel 20 concentration is applied in the same way as the stronger Alpha peel 30.

During and directly after application you might experience a tingling, itchy sensation which will quickly dissipate and soon become more comfortable. The peel will only be on your skin for a maximum of five minutes and as with any chemical peel, it must be neutralised to stop its action. By applying a neutralising agent all the active peel molecules are changed to salts. This chemical reaction produces heat so a quick tingle is very normal during this phase of the treatment.

The neutralisation process is followed by a short massage at which point the skin is soothed and calmed and lost oils are replaced.

Depending on where you go, it’s not uncommon for a signature treatment to include: face, neck and shoulder massage, serum and mask, extractions and deep cleanse, eyebrow tint and plucking. The application of moisturiser and sunscreen completes the treatment.

Chemical Skin Peels

Your Experience:

After your treatment

  • Your skin will feel hydrated, plump and glowing. A little redness may be visible directly after the treatment but it will dissipate very quickly.

What to expect in the week after your treatment

  • The morning after the treatment your skin may feel a little tight and dry, and even feel slightly heat sensitive.If this is the case, add more moisturiser to your skin. Typically though, you can continue with your daily routine. If however your skin feels very dry – immediately contact your skin care therapist. You may need to use one of the Serra products or Lamelle Barrier Repair cream for a few days.

Special care post-treatment

  • Protect your skin by avoiding sun exposure and apply your sunscreen every morning.
  • No treatments for 14 days on the treated area. This includes waxing, peels and laser or IPL treatments and micro needling.
  • Do not exfoliate for 10 days after the treatment. This includes toners and cleansers that contain alpha hydroxy acids.
  • Only start using your retinoid (Vit. A) containing products on the evening of day six after your treatment.

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