The “Fire & Ice” Facial by iS Clinical

What is a Fire and Ice Treatment?

Designed to resurface the skin, this intensive clinical treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles and provides deep cleansing of blocked pores. It’s a multi-step treatment with two masque applications followed by application of a serum and a cream to soothe and moisturize the skin. The treatment takes only 30 to 40 minutes, but is incredibly effective and to the point. The “Fire” portion of the treatment is an Intensive Resurfacing Masque clinically formulated with 18% unbuffered glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, vitamin B3, retinol and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. The treatment is designed for use on the face, neck and décolleté. . There is a strong fragrance that resembles cinnamon for this portion of the treatment. The Ice portion is a rejuvenating, cool, soothing and intensively hydrating masque with hyarluronic acid, Japanese green tea extracts, aloe vera gel, licorice extracts, rosemary extracts and grape seed extracts. This second masque cools the initial peel to leave the skin invigorated and glowing. The Ice portion stays on your face for about 5 minutes. After a final cleanse, a moisturizing serum and a strong sunscreen are applied to the face. Some people experience redness for a short time after treatment. This should subside within minutes or at the longest, a couple of hours. Be sure to wear a sunscreen for several days  It’s more like a chemical peel, with deeper, long lasting results, but without any downtime. A facial is very surface – it’s wonderful, relaxing and includes massage, but it’s more effective as maintenance than at creating deep change. To really target wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, skin tone evenness and firmness, you need to work from the inside out. The Fire and Ice Treatment is a chemical exfoliant that gets into the skin to target the deeper layers, eating toxins as it goes and encouraging the growth of collagen. What to Expect a glowing complexion skin feels tighter and firmer after treatment you may experience a mild redness immediately following the procedure minimal to no scaling or downtime you may repeat the facial at 4 week intervals. For aftercare use a mild non-abrasive cleanser for five days following the procedure (we suggest iS Clinical home products) use a good sunscreen of SPF 20 or higher after getting this facial as your skin has been newly resurfaced, it is best to avoid prolonged sun exposure for several days after getting this treatment.  Who is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?   EVERYONE! *This treatmentl cannot be performed if you are currently using any type of retinols, Retin -A or Roaccutane)

Micro Needling / Collagen Induction Therapy for your hands

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Medical micro needling (‘collagen induction therapy’)
Medical micro needling is a great, very natural anti-ageing treatment that ‘helps the skin to help itself’. Instead of injecting substances into the skin, this treatment only involves a needle roller (‘dermaroller’) or an advanced automatic needle pen (‘SkinPen’), equipped with sterile, ultra-fine needles.Medical micro needling mechanically mimics the effects of fractionated laser technologies by creating microscopically small punctures in the dermis, where our collagen lives. This intentional injury induces thousands of tiny, controlled wound-healing responses in this deep layer of the skin. Consequently, growth factors and fibroblasts are stimulated into synthesising new skin matrix, including collagen. In time, this will lead to a firmer, more elastic skin with more refined skin surface. As we get older, our skin gets ‘lazy’ and collagen production slows down. With medical micro needling, we give the skin a gentle nudge to remind it to keep making fresh collagen.

The great thing about medical micro needling is that we can induce effects in the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) without having to fully strip the protective outer layer (the epidermis). With needling we can reach the dermis without significantly damaging the epidermis. The superficial punctures introduced close again quickly, which is important since the epidermis protects our body from water loss and environmental damage.

Medical needling is not a single treatment, but has to be done in a course of three to six sessions at six to eight weekly intervals. The procedure is performed after application of an effective numbing cream as pain relief. For even better results, medical needling can be combined with a hyaluronic acid and or PRP where growth factors can further stimulate collagen production.