Jun 20

Chemical peels have long been a recognised and popular way of giving your skin a boost, making it look younger and reducing the appearance of fine lines. There are many different kinds of chemical peel, ranging from light, lunch hour treatments which can subtly improve the condition of your skin, to the deep phelon peels which can take weeks, even months to fully recover from – but can make your skin look much, much younger when you have recovered.

Are There Different Kinds of Chemical Peel?

There are many different kinds of acid used in skin chemical peels. AHA and BHA, the gentlest acids, stand for alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid respectively. These are derived from fruit or sugar cane, or sour milk. BHAs disperse deeper into the pores, and are recognised as being slightly more effective than AHAs, which affect the surface more. TCA acids, the next most effective, are used for more serious complaints, such as light scarring, uneven pigmentation and deeper wrinkles. TCA has a proportionately longer recovery time, and requires use of moisturiser and sunscreen whilst the skin recovers, and also requires time off work to heal.

The most potent chemical peel is known as the phenol peel, is used for the deepest wrinkles and most serious complaints, and can take weeks to recover from. It will require constant use of high-factor sunscreen for months after. Because of its tendency to drastically lighten skin, phenol peels are not recommended for people with darker skin. Phenol peels are also known to completely remove freckles.

Before You Decide…

There are all manner of concerns to think of when debating whether to have a skin peel. The first is what kind of peel you want. For lighter peels, there is cost to consider. A lighter skin peel is unlikely to take care of anything but very minor skin complaints; anything more serious that light pigmentation issues and very fine wrinkles might take multiple treatments, and the costs can add up. Your money could be better spent on a range of equally effective and much less expensive treatments. If it is one of the more abrasive treatments you’re seeking, then the recovery time has to be taken into account. Can you afford to take up to three or even four weeks off work? Could you comfortably spend up to three months indoors, avoiding the sun?

Alternatives to Chemical Peels

Fortunately, there are other options. Microneedling is an effective way of rejuvenating your skin, and can be as effective even as some of the harsher chemical peels over time, without any of the risks, discomfort or downtime. Instead of removing the upper layers of skin, microneedling rejuvenates your skin by increasing the production of collagen and elastin within your skin’s cells.

Lack of collagen and elastin is evident in skin which looks aged, wrinkled or uneven. It’s collagen which keeps the skin looking youthful and healthy, but the skin produces less and less as time passes. The Scientia Derma Roller, a revolutionary microneedling device, turns back time by keeping the skin in constant supply of collagen, making it look younger and feel fresher.

Rolling the device’s tiny needles over your skin triggers the healing process, although the tiny needles are far too small to cause damage, bleeding or trauma. This healing process greatly increases the production of collagen, which the skin uses to improve its condition. Because you can use the Scientia Derma Roller regularly, you can keep your skin in constant supply of collagen and allow for constant, steady improvement.

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Jun 20

Botox has been a controversial subject for quite some time. Made famous by a long list of celebrity users, the product is regarded as a 10-years-younger wonder product by some and as a hypertoxic poison by others. In fact, both sides of the argument have some degree of truth in them; although it certainly can make you look younger, it is in fact a highly toxic poison.

What is Botox?

Botox is a genericised trademark (like Google for web search or Coke for cola-drink) for BOtulinum TOXin, the bacterium responsible for botulism. Botulinum toxin is taken from the Latin botulus, meaning sausage, as botulism is normally spread via badly handled meat products. Even a tiny amount injected intravenously would be lethal. Cosmetic and medical botox injections are heavily diluted in order to minimise the risk of a harmful dose. Although not injected directly into the veins, there is a constant risk of the bacteria migrating from the injection site.

What is Botox For?

Cosmetically, Botox is not just used on the face to smooth out lines and wrinkles. It is also used to reduce hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) in the face, palms and soles of feet, back, and underarms. Whilst most people might think that Botox has always been used as a cosmetic product, it was actually first used for medical purposes. Its first use was in 1980, to help relax the eye muscles of a patient with strabismus (crossed eyes). It has recently been used to improve the motor skills of patients with Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome.

Who Uses Botox?

Botox, as with most other forms of cosmetic surgery, has been highlighted mostly in the celebrity arena. Recently, there has been a trend with celebrities for rejecting the use of Botox, due to the fact that natural, healthier beauty treatments are in vogue. These natural treatments have caught up with synthetic methods and can now offer similar results without any of the drawbacks and pitfalls associated with surgical enhancement. One such treatment is known as Microneedling, and competes with Botox injections, and is known to be equally effective without any of the inherent risks involved with injecting toxins into the skin.

Is There a Botox Alternative? What about Microneedling?

One alternative to Botox is microneedlingMicroneedling works by inducing the natural production of collagen within the skin. Collagen is what the skin needs to repair itself and continue looking young and healthy. Over time, the skin can begin to decrease the amount of collagen it produces. However, the process of microneedling improves the amount of collagen produced within the skin, with steady, effective and long-lasting results. Microneedling is done with a small roller device branded as the Scientia Derma Roller, containing tiny needles on its surface. These needles are too small to cause significant discomfort, bleeding, bruising or any visible physical trauma-  however, they are just big enough to trigger the skin’s healing mechanism. The skin dramatically increases the level of collagen it produces when it’s healing.

This collagen is then used to rejuvenate and enliven your skin, making it look much younger, healthier and better than before. It gives steady, constant results, and in time can give results comparable to Botox treatments, with none of the risks involved.

Click HERE if you’d like to read more about the Scientia Derma Roller, HERE to view pictures of users’ skin before and after treatment, and HERE to watch video instructions. After which, if you choose to buy, you can do so safely HERE with our secure online shopping cart.

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Jun 20

Collagen injections have been gathering infamy as a cosmetic procedure for some years now. A quick Internet search for “collagen injections” gives us reams of information, in two categories; the first is a long list of adverts from seemingly lucrative companies, offering cheap, easy and miraculous collagen injection sessions which can immediately, painlessly and invisibly turn back time. The other, even longer list we get from the Internet search is of photographs from disappointed customers who look nothing like the already youthful models on the cosmetic clinics’ websites.

Collagen Injections – Value and Cost

While it would be a very cynical thing to say that there are absolutely no experienced, talented and effective practices which can achieve the results they advertise, it would be a very foolish thing to say that every clinic can offer this guarantee. Consider the fact that many of these clinics are advertising affordability as readily as their effectiveness. Almost all of those images we saw online were of the famous and ultra-rich, and most of them were sincerely unflattering. It seems to be that when people choose to inject collagen, they can be gambling with something much more precious than money.

The Benefit of Experience

Fortunately, we do not have to accept the clinics’ words at face value. There are many forums and communities online which exist to share customers’ experiences. As well as cautionary tales, there are also testimonials from satisfied customers. It’s a telling fact that there is a definite bias towards horror stories in the press, probably because of the fact that an image of an unsuccessful treatment is much more visually compelling that of a result which succeeded. To put it bluntly- if collagen injections didn’t work for some people, no one would have it done.

That said, it cannot be denied that there is no small amount of risk involved in having collagen injections. Because of this fact, many people who wish to improve their appearance choose other, safer treatments. One of the safest treatments for ageing, wrinkled or uneven skin is also one of the cheapest, and one of the most effective. This treatment is called micro needling.

Micro Needling – A Natural Alternative to Collagen Injections?

Micro needling is a therapy which involves using a small micro needle roller device on the skin. This device – known as the Scientia Derma Roller – has tiny needles on its surface, which safely roll over the skin stimulating the healing process. By doing so, the tiny needles – although much too small to cause bleeding, visible trauma, or any significant discomfort – trigger the skin’s natural healing process.

This process causes production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Allowing the skin to produce its own collagen means that the skin tissue is healthier and younger looking – something that collagen injections can only emulate. Because the Scientia Derma Roller induces natural production of collagen from within the skin itself, the effects are much more natural, long-lasting and safer than injections, and there is absolutely no risk of the dreaded “trout pout”.

The Scientia Derma Roller can be used several times per week, is much cheaper than collagen injections, and can be done in the comfort of your own home. More importantly, using it is actually beneficial to the health skin, as well as its appearance. You get the best of both worlds.

For more information about the Scientia Derma Roller, please click HERE for, instruction videos, click HERE for images showing the benefits of using the product, HERE for genuine customer reviews, and click HERE to visit our fully secure online shopping cart should you choose to buy.

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Jun 20

Microdermabrasion is an umbrella term which refers to two different kinds of treatment. The first is done in a clinic or cosmetic surgeon’s practice, and uses large machines to blast crystals into the skin and pull them out again, removing the upper layers of dead skin. The second kind is designed for home use, and utilises a handheld wand device to remove the upper layers of dead skin.

Is Microdermabrasion a Good Idea?

There are both positive and negative aspects of both kinds of treatment and of microdermabrasion as a procedure. The first positive aspect of microdermabrasion is its relative speed. Professional microdermabrasion is commonly known as a “lunch hour peel” because of the fact that it can be done over a lunch hour, and you can go back to work immediately. Unlike some of the more severe treatments, it requires no downtime, and with the exception of a little pinkness and mild irritation, doesn’t cause any major discomfort. In the case of home microdermabrasion, there is even less chance of discomfort, takes as long as you deem necessary, and can be done at home.

There are, however, negative aspects of microdermabrasion. Although the treatment is safe and relatively hassle-free, it can only really improve the appearance of skin which has only minor issues. For instance, if acne scarring was anything more than slightly minor, microdermabrasion could only go so far. Likewise with wrinkles; microdermabrasion could help to reduce light wrinkling, but deeper wrinkles could not be treated more than superficially. Whilst the customer might be satisfied by this when using the cheaper end of the home based treatments (which can get very expensive when sold by recognised brands) this might not be the case when only relatively minor results are seen after spending potentially hundreds at a clinic or salon.

Is There Another Option?

There is another option, which matches the affordability and convenience of small home microdermabrasion kits with an ability to take on more serious skin complaints, and produce dramatic results. The Scientia Derma Roller is a revolutionary device which, rather than refreshing the skin by taking off the upper layers, induces the skin to improve itself from within. By using the Scientia Derma Roller, you use a tried-and-tested technique called Micro needling. The barrel of the Derma Roller contains tiny microneedles on its surface. These needles are too small to cause damage, or bleeding (if used correctly), but stimulate the skin enough to trigger its natural healing process. This causes the skin to produce collagen and elastin, which reduces scars and wrinkles.

An Alternative to Microdermabrasion?

Collagen and elastin are required to keep the skin looking youthful and healthy. As skin begins to get older, or as it is scarred by injury, acne, stretch marks or other causes, there is often not enough collagen to maintain its youthful appearance. However, by using the Derma Roller, the skin is made to produce an excess of collagen and elastin. Essentially, by using the Derma Roller, you are tricking the skin into rejuvenating itself much more than it normally would – in effect, turning back time.

The best thing about the Derma Roller is that it can be done at home, on a regular basis. The system is also cost effective, and can equate to being as cheap as a few pennies per day. If you like, you can click HERE for photographs of users before and after their treatment, click HERE for videos instructing how to use the Derma Roller, and a HERE for our secure online shopping cart. You can purchase safe in the knowledge that the device comes with a full results-based money back guarantee. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without one!

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Jun 20

Surgery can often be a very worrying prospect. The three main concerns of surgery are bleeding, pain and infection; these are mostly under surgeons’ control, and have been for some decades. However, other matters can worry patients awaiting surgery, although to a lesser degree. These concerns are mostly cosmetic.

Surgery Scars – What Can Be Done?

Surgery can be life-saving, and absolutely necessary for some patients. However, the scars left from surgery can be unsightly and detrimental to a patient’s confidence, especially when located on a visible part of the body such as the face or hands. Fortunately, there are solutions. There are many ways to lessen the appearance of scars, all of which are separated into two categories; professional and home-based treatments.

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What Anti-Scar Treatments Are Available?

There are a few options available if you want to have your scars treated professionally. The first and most obvious is surgery, in which a surgeon will excise the scar tissue and close the wound as carefully as possible. This is unlikely to remove a scar totally, as the skin’s healing process will always leave a mark; however, it can certainly improve a scar’s appearance, if done by a skilled surgeon.

Another option for those who choose professional scar treatment is dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a technique which uses a small powered device similar to an orbital sander to remove the upper layers of the skin. This process is expensive and painful, however, and is currently being replaced with other, less abrasive therapies.

What About Home-Based Scar Treatments?

Far more popular are home-based scar treatments. Of these, the most obvious choice are creams or lotions. There are many options, and a great selection is available from most high street chemists and online shops. These products range in both price and effectiveness, and it’s not always the case that the most expensive is the best.  However, the fundamental drawback to topical products is that they cannot penetrate the skin effectively.  This can be overcome with a Derma Roller, which opens the pores of the skin for up to an hour while your favorate skin cream is absorbed.  A Vitamin rich treatment cream is most effective if it contains vitamin c, vitamin e, aloe vera and other collagen promoting ingredients.   You can order such creams on our order page.

Another home-based treatment option is the use of silicone gel sheets. These have been released relatively recently, and work in a similar way to sticking plasters. A section is cut from a larger sheet, the backing is removed, and the sheet is placed over the scar. These can stay on for days before needing to be changed. The science behind the gel sheets isn’t clear, however, and many suppliers provide no details about how the product works.

How to get rid of surgery scars?  – Our Top Pick – Microneedling

There is another more effective option. By a process known as microneedling, scar tissue can be significantly reduced, and in the case of smaller scars and lighter stretch marks, be made unnoticeable. Microneedling uses the Scientia Derma Roller, a small roller device which has tiny microneedles on its surface. These tiny needles trigger the skin’s healing process, although they are too small by far to cause damage, bleeding or visible trauma. The healing process triggers collagen production. Collagen is used by the skin to repair itself, and maintain a youthful, healthy look. An increased supply of collagen means that your skin is able to look increasingly radiant.

Because the Scientia Derma Roller can be used regularly, it is cost effective and means that results can be steady and reliable, and can last longer. If you’d like to read more about the Scientia Derma Roller, click HERE. To watch instructional videos, click HERE. For photos of people before and after using the Scientia Derma Roller, click HERE. If you’d like to buy, you can do so on our secure online shopping cart by clicking HERE.

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