14 Feb 2015

Skin Needling - looking for a skincare treatment that actually works?

Skin Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is one of the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation treatments available on the market today. It is a clinical treatment that uses microscopic needles to treat a variety of skin conditions by encouraging an organic renewal and regenerating response.

Skin needling treatments provide a wide variety of benefits to the skin. They visibly reduce the appearance of:

·         Crow’s feet and wrinkles
·         Acne and chicken pox scars
·         Stretchmarks
·         Uneven pigmentation
·         Capillaries
·         Enlarged pores
·         Blackheads

Overall skin tone and texture will be noticeably smoother. Collagen production will be stimulated to produce younger looking skin. Skin needling can be an effective skin treatment for facial skin, as well as the face, chest, back, stomach and other body parts.

A fully qualified skin professional should perform these treatments and will advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan. While you’ll see immediate effects from your first treatment, it’s recommended that you have up to four follow-up treatments, about 6-8 weeks apart, in order to achieve the full effects. You’ll also want to book follow-up treatments on a yearly basis thereafter, as your skin ages and develops further lines, freckles, and scars.

Book a free consultation with our skin experts to see how Skin Needling can make your skin visibly younger, softer and smoother.

 A clinical skin needling treatment being performed at Uniquelaser

14 Jan 2015

The prowess of Retinol for anti-aging and acne

Retinol is commonly known as vitamin A.Vitamin A can be used both topically and orally, it is most commonly used to treat acne and aging concerns.

Retinol is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the market for anti-ageing.
It helps to repair skin damage, sun damage, rejuvenate skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

It speeds up cell turnover by tricking the skin into thinking it is younger, which evens out discolouration and smooths the appearance of fine lines.  

It works amazingly on acne clients because it unplugs follicles and also exfoliates to keep the skin clear and clean. It is perfect for open pores due to the exfoliation process retinol has, as it removes the debris that stretches the pores in the skin. 

Retinol is turned into retinoic acid which is the active ingredient in prescription creams from most doctors. Often straight retinoic acid is quite harsh on the skin and can only be used short term due to striping the skin of its natural barrier. 

Retinol is a much more gentle way of introducing vitamin A into anyone’s routine.  Due to its active qualities, retinol-based products can only be purchased from qualified skin experts, skin clinics and salons, who can prescribe the best method for its application given your skin type - come and speak to our skin experts today at Uniquelaser. 

Overall, retinol is powerful and extremely effective for all skin concerns and most people will experience significant benefits from incorporating retinol into their skin regime.

17 Dec 2014

How Lactic Acid reduces the signs of ageing

Look around your kitchen and you'll find a handful of natural health remedies, from cough-soothing honey to puffy eye-reducing cucumbers. In fact, your refrigerator may hold a real-life fountain of youth: milk. It contains lactic acid, which is the key to healthy, smooth skin.

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are acids derived from foods, and, as it turns out a type of acid that's safe to apply to our skin. Lactic acid is found in sour milk, but you may have also heard of or tried other AHAs, such as glycolic acid, from sugar cane, which is also a popular ingredient in anti-aging topical skin care products.

Applied topically and regularly to your skin, AHAs help reduce the appearance of aging, and they can be an especially good remedy against fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of premature aging from sun damage by promoting collagen growth in the deeper layers of your skin.

Products such as cleansers, lotions and peels that contain lactic acid are applied topically to the skin, and they get right to work. These products improve skin's texture through exfoliation -- AHAs encourage the skin to slough off its old, dead skin cells revealing the glow of healthy skin cells hidden underneath. 

There are a range of ways to apply lactic acid topically, so put down the milk carton and consult with a skin expert to get advice on how to best incorporate Lactic Acid into your skincare regime, and if it is suitable for you.