Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beauty Goes HI-TECH

Dr. Jamuna Pai - Founder Blush Clinics

Beauty today has come a long way from the days of using painful waxing strips to remove body hair and tweezers to remove blackheads. Instead we have a plethora of options for any beauty problem today, and each one practically painless and quick! Whatever your problem maybe you can be sure that the highly advanced world of beauty technology has the perfect solution. Here are a few of the most cutting edge advances of today.


Hair removal has always been an important part of any woman’s beauty regime. An unkempt pair of eyebrows, dark sideburns, greenish hair grow thin the underarm area or hair growth on the upper back can be quite jarring to the eye and can ruin an otherwise pretty face or attractive figure. Incorrect methods of hair removal can result in painful ingrowths, boils or a dark greenish growth. And nowadays a lot of men are also opting for laser hair reduction on areas such as the chest etc.

Unwanted hair is a source of embarrassment and most of us would like to rid ourselves of this problem permanently. The diode hair removal laser is the gold standard in hair removal solutions and works extremely well on any area of the body. A unique component of the diode laser is the chilling tip that was designed to protect the Indian skin by actively cooling it before, during and after the laser light is transmitted. The cooling tip also has a mild anesthetic property, which allows tender areas to be treated in a relatively painless fashion.


Fraxel (short for fractional laser) is a laser that is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, the Fraxel treatment is able to target microscopic areas of the skin, using focused laser columns to eliminate old, damaged skin cells, penetrating beyond the skin’s surface without affecting the outer layer of skin. This breaks down the old scar tissue and stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which builds new ‘even’ scar tissue and replaces damaged or dull, blotchy skin with fresh, glowing and healthy skin. Since the Fraxel is so precise, it is effective even on delicate skin types, areas like the neck, chest and skin on ageing hands. Results are immediate and progressive with maximum results in approximately two to three months.


Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment — with no surgery, no injections, and no downtime. The effects of the treatment are visible almost instantly and can last for years, depending on the skin’s condition and each individual’s ageing pattern. The perfect antidote to signs of ageing or tiredness, this procedure is easy enough to be conducted during one’s lunch hour! Thermage uses a unique radiofrequency technology to safely heat the deeper layers of the skin, whilst cooling the surface of your skin to keep it intact during the procedure. This deep heating stimulates your body’s natural skin renewal process, which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen. Over time, sagging or wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin, improved tone and texture and an overall youthful appearance.


A milder version of the radiofrequency current used in skin tightening is the ‘trio’ (trade name). This is meant for people who would like skin tightening for a short while, whilst suiting their budgets too. This can normally be combined with one of the luxury line of facials. Reversing the process of ageing, correcting pigmentation and hair reduction are just the tip of the iceberg. The next few years is bound to see quantum leaps in this field!

Dr. Jamuna Pai holds a commanding position in the field of skin care. Trained with leading dermatologists in India and abroad she holds diplomas with credit from The British Independent Examination Board, The Royal Society of Health and The International Academy of Acupuncture.

Featured in StyleSpeak Magazine
Issue - February 2011

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