WHAT IS BEST FOR SKIN TIGHTENING?
A very common question I am asked is what is the difference between unipolar, monopolar, bipolar and multipolar (i.e. tripolar, tetrapolar, octipolar) radiofrequency? Which one is best for skin tightening?
First of all, let's make it clear: there are only two poles in electricity: plus and minus. That's basic Physics from high school. So all these names (tripolar, tetrapolar, octipolar whatever-polar) are a misnomer and a little bit of a gimmick, especially when it comes to eight poles, which is an overkill and unnecessary (more on that later). Let me first explain what is monopolar and bipolar, and then I will move to multipolar and unipolar.
But to answer the question on the title of this paragraph, let me just say that for both deep and superficial skin tightening, monopolar radiofrequency wins hands down.
WHAT IS MONOPOLAR RADIO FREQUENCY?
In monopolar RF the (+) and (-) poles are located quite far apart from each other. As a result, the current has no other choice but to traverse through ALL skin layers after entering the skin, travel through the body to the other pole, and exit there.
This means that with monopolar RF, and depending on some other factors too, we can treat not only the skin surface (epidermis) but also the middle skin layer (dermis), the deepest skin layer (hypodermis/subdermis) and even the subcutaneous fat deposits below the skin itself.
As I mentioned above, how deep we treat depends on some other factors too, not just on bipolar/monopolar arrangement. However, in most setups monopolar RF allows us the opportunity to go quite deep. Unfortunately this is not the case with bipolar RF, which is restricted to quite superficial treatment, no matter what gimmicks are used to make the current "go deeper".
WHAT IS BIPOLAR RADIO-FREQUENCY?
With bipolar radiofrequency the plus (+) and minus (-) poles are located very close to each other - too close for deep treatment.
Because the poles are close to each other (in most machines they are almost adjacent to each other), the current has no other choice but to briefly and superficially penetrate the skin (as little as one millimetre (i.e. the maximum depth of epidermis) and then exit the skin again from the other pole, not very far from where it entered. Quite often the "trajectory" of the current spans just the epidermis.
This means that if we want to properly treat the dermis (and even more so if we want to treat the hypodermis or subcutaneous fat), we must first literally burn the epidermis, which is in the way and absorbs almost all of the current. Because nobody would even want to burn the epidermis, treatment intensity is adjusted at lower levels. This keeps the epidermis happy but deeper skin layers are not treated properly.
Epidermal heating gives the impression of a very strong treatment, with lots of redness and quite often irritation, and there is some superficial tightening. However, not much collagen/elastin production is stimulated in the dermis/subdermis below and definitely no cellulite fat or deep fat reduction (which is located even deeper) ever occurs.
If intensity is increased, in order to work on deeper skin layers and produce some skin firming/lifting, the epidermis is burned/irritated and/or severe pain is experienced, hence some of these burn pictures and extreme pain stories in review websites.
In a few words, bipolar RF is just too superficial. Period.
Let’s clear up a few misconceptions, microdermabrasion is not a chemical peel.
Does not leave the epidermis red, swollen or in pain and you are able to wear makeup immediately after and return to work without anyone lifting a brow. Microdermabrasion is likely to have been the best and most important skincare treatment/tool ever created.
History of the Procedure:
SPF matters...before having microdermabrasion the use of daily SPF is extremely important, the sun causes 90% percent of the damage to the epidermis, blocking the affects of the sun should be a priority in your regiment before all else!
After microdermabrasion is performed skin is left a bit vulnerable to sun damage, it’s important not to spend periods of time directly in the sun. Now you’re ready to enjoy waking up to more beautiful brighter softer skin.
You’re drinking a ton water and your skin is still flaky, dry and tight?
October is the time to step up your skincare game and switch from your spring/summer routine to prepare for colder weather.
Stop listening to all the misconceptions... oils have tremendous benefits that your skin is missing out on.
Bring on the oils! GLORIOUS oils!
Skincare oils have the ability to move deep into molecules of the epidermis penetrating severely dehydrated areas of the skin instantly, traveling faster than other skincare products are capable such as serums, which are second in level of absorption, while moisturizers remain on the outer layer of the epidermis.
ROSEHIP seed oil: brightens, hydrates and treats wrinkles.
PUMPKIN seed oil: rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3 & 6 fatty acids softens and plumps.
Meanwhile, Moroccan women have used
ARGAN oil to protect their skin from sun damage, against the development of skin cancer such as melanoma, treating inflammation like rosacea, psoriasis and hydrates.
GRAPE seed oil: makes the skin softer, helps with acne breakouts and elasticity.
BLACK CUMIN seed oil: source of vitamin B which helps to retain moisturizer in the skin, fight acne, anti-aging, anti inflammatory and antibacterial.
ALOE VERA oil:
For day and night use, simply cleanse your face...apply oil to neck and face (be careful around ducts of the eye) work in your serum and lastly your moisturizer which acts as a sealant.
NOW, you’re ready for winter!
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Big trees have fallen, a path cleared...And an awakening has occurred with very youthful young ladies submerging themselves in self-care in ways generations before never have. Because she’s a college student, Jade opted for as many performance high/ low in price products she could find.
This is her night and morning regiment.
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FYI, facial expressions can directly influence mood and emotions. Mood is directly connected to the brain. There’s a hypothesis that by paralyzing the muscles that are engaged when frowning.
Botox interrupts a biofeedback loop to the brain. Smiling may cause people to feel happy, while frowning makes people feel sad. Says New York dermatologist/ psychiatrist Evan Rieder, MD. Botox has gone beyond its primary use as a cosmetic wrinkle reducer to become an FDA approved miracle drug used in the prevention of excessive sweating, over active bladder and prevention of migraines. And, next it might supplant SSRIs as a treatment for clinical depression.
Doctor Oz and other nutritional gurus are suddenly hailing sea buckthorn as a miracle. It’s a wonder Americans ever found it: this berry grows on deciduous trees, often in difficult climates. Sea buckthorn is a staple of Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Tibetan medicine. It has been used treat what are, on the surface, appears to be a curiously vast array of symptoms. The reason sea buckthorn is perceived as a cure-all is probably due to its difficulty in harvesting and its difficulty in growing in normal climates. Seaside mountains are often the best home for sea buckthorn. The trees are rough and difficult to harvest. However, the benefits are stellar, even for symptoms like vaginal dryness.Vaginal Dryness is Often a Symptom
Typically, vaginal dryness is indicative of moisture loss and dehydration in other areas of the body as well, including mucous membranes. Vaginal dryness may be caused by a chemical imbalance, especially in a key essential fatty acid which we’ll discuss below. Since sea buckthorn has been used in the past for treating gum disease, as well as producing moist and supple skin, it follows that this super berry, in theory, may be used as a treatment for vaginal dryness.Another Rare Nutritional Component
Your word for the day is Omega 7. Sea buckthorn is unusually rich in this EFA, also called palmitoleic acid. It is extremely rare to find such high concentrations of palmitoleic acid in any food (macadamia nuts and macadamia oil are the only commonly available foods that are nutritionally comparable, but those nuts certainly do not come with the well-rounded benefits of sea buckthorn). This component naturally triggers keeping mucous membranes from dehydration, and may greatly reduce vaginal dryness symptoms as well. Read more about sea buckthorn and its omega-7 content.Additional Benefits of Palmitoleic Oil
Studies are beginning to suggest that palmitoleic oil may have components that regulate how fat oxidizes in the body. That’s right: palmitoleic oil, as well as many of the other essential fatty acids found in sea buckthorn, may help your body control its weight. Those that consume sea buckthorn may also enjoy overall improved skin health, thanks to its moisture properties and high omega content. Sea buckthorn, over the centuries, has been included in Asian skin care products. Learn more about Dr. Oz recommending sea buckthorn for weight loss.Other Nutritional Benefits of Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn comes with a host of other nutritional benefits. It is extremely rare to find a berry with this unique level of nutritional content. This nutritional favorite is loaded with Vitamins A, C and D in unusual quantities. The high beta carotene content of sea buckthorn is reflected in its orange color in the same manner that carrots and sweet potatoes contain an orange hue. Sea buckthorn contains a number of flavanoids and other healthy EFA’s that may prevent certain forms of cancer. All in all, sea buckthorn has come to international attention due to its extremely nutrient-rich qualities.
For vaginal dryness, increased skin health overall, and an overall health boost, try sea buckthorn today.
There is a clear and defined link between dairy and troublesome skin. Cows milk in particular contains high levels of hormones that promote spikes in pimple producing hormones in our bodies, says Dendy Engleman MD. These hormones bind in our sebaceous glands and speed up oil production by as much as 60 precent.
The main purpose of cows milk is to turn a small calf into a 400 lb. cow as rapidly as possible. Cows milk is baby calf growth food. Everything in that white liquid from the lipids. Sodium, growth factor, chemicals, hormones and IGF is intended to blow that calf up to enormous weight. Whether you freeze it into ice cream, pour it over cereal, turn in into yogurt or process it into cheese, it’s still baby calf growth food. Women eat and drink it, stimulating their tissues, giving them breast lumps or an enlarged uterus. Fibroids develop and bleed and or causing hysterectomies, giving men man boobs and acne problems for many.
There’s NOTHING in it people need!
Cows milk is the lactation secretion of a large animal that just gave birth. Milk from a woman’s breast strengths a human beings immune system helping to fight off diseases because the milk is compatible from one human to another. Just as cows milk is compatible to the calf. It was not designed for digestion for a human which is precisely why it causes the health issues that men, women and children suffer with. For many years I’ve praised the beautiful skin of Asian women who have been known to have the most flawless skin for centuries. Now, with the invasion of American food in Asian culture and communities, I’m witnessing a rise in more of my Asian clients coming into my practice with acne issues in the last 10 years like never before. Shocking, for a culture of women known for one of the healthiest diets.
In one month you can begin to see more clean, bright, and flawless skin when you remove dairy and drink at least 32 oz of water a day, a great start to flush out your system. Cutting dairy out of your diet forever could be the healthiest thing you could do for yourself and your family.
Enlarge pores...Cleansers with salicylic & glycolic acid
Uneven tone... night serums
Loss of firmness...Russian Facial lifting Massage combined with Radio Frequency only at Skin Euro.