Laser technology have evolved into multi-functional E Light IPL laser machines. Multi-functional machine such as “Elie” provides various treatments from laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin lightening, pigmentation removal, shrink pores, wrinkle reduction, broken veins and skin rejuvenation.

E light IPL (Intense Pulse light) penetrates to the dermis layer and selectively acts on the subcutaneous pigment and blood vessel to decompose melanin, close abnormal blood to resolve skin defects.  The E Light stimulates the rebirth of hypo-dermal collagen that makes skin youthful, health and smooth.

Bipolar RF (radio frequency) energy stimulates water molecules of the dermis to produce heat energy. When the temperature reaches 68 – 72 degrees it stimulates contraction of collagen fibers in the dermis layer, the collagen shrinks so that loose skin will lift and tighten at same time. Fine wrinkles disappears and deep wrinkles are lightened after first treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair can be an inconvenience due to many hygiene factors. Laser hair removal is a quick and easy process. You see immediate results. Depending on the colour and thickness of the hair
will determine the number of sessions you will require. Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body. Laser Hair removal is a process whereby a pulsating laser beam targets individual hair follicles. The intense heat of the laser beam damages the hair follicle and stops regrowth. Laser hair removal is most effective on light skin and dark hair as the laser beam targets the pigmentation (melanin) in the hair. The hair growth is slowed down, although there are no guarantees of permanent hair removal approximately 90% of the hair is reduced. Some hair may grow but it will be finer and light in colour. Side effects are temporary skin irritation and pigmentation changes either darker or lighter. At Skin Improvements we consult with you by doing skin mapping and discuss the treatments you will need.

IPL Laser Hair Removal Process and Care:

What not to do before and during treatments:

  • No waxing
  • No threading
  • No plucking
  • No sugaring

What you need to do before each treatment:

Shave or Hair removal cream (optional)

Please note for your face and if your skin is too sensitive for the hair removal cream use the disposable bikini razors they are very soft on the skin. Remember the removal of all hair must be done at least 48- 72 hours before, this gives the follicles time to settle.

After treatment:

Use a good sunblock- for your face use after your toner and before your moisturizer, also use a sunblock under your arms. You must exfoliate the treated areas once a week as sometimes the hair just lies there and needs a little assistance to fall out.

What to expect from the treatment and why the treatment is only done once a month:

Your hair cycle is every 28 days, as I don’t know which day your hair cycle is in, is the reason why we only do this treatment once a month.

After each session you continue as normal namely: shave if you need to, if you going somewhere and need to shave. Please don’t expect the hair to fall out or stop growing after one session, your hair didn’t grow overnight and it certainly won’t stop growing after one treatment.

Also understand that everybody and every section of your body is different, you may find for instance that your underarms may take to the laser quicker than say your bikini line as you shave your underarms more often than the bikini.

NB!!

Please don’t expect to wake up and find hair in the bed or when you bath to see hair falling out it doesn’t work like that, what happens is when you have shaved the laser will kill off a specific follicle and it won’t grow again. Also please note if your hair is grey it won’t work. Reason for this is the laser cannot pick up the follicle, the follicle needs to be dark. The first treatment is always done on a lower setting as I need to see how your body reacts to the laser, the second session increases but this will depend on how your hair has reacted, some people see a
difference after the third week. You may find one of three things happening to the hair:

  • Hair that normally had maybe two or
    three hairs growing out of a follicle may now only see one hair.
  • Hair takes longer to grow out e.g.: when you normally shave say in the morning by that night you may have stubble’s, now you may not, it may take three or four days before that happens,
  • Bald patches – hair no longer growing at all.

So with your second session if there is no change at all – i.e.: hair has grown back exactly the same I push the machine up much higher, if there is a change I will still put the machine up but not as high as if there was no change, you will feel a sting with the machine and what happens is with each treatment as the hair stops growing you will only feel the sting where there is hair. Please note that if you only do say 1-3 sessions and then don’t come back for a few months those hairs will all grow back exactly the same as you have not done enough to stop the hair. People often ask how many sessions they will need? That is very difficult to answer as it depends on various factors:

  • Depends on how your body accepts the laser as each person is different.
  • Some people get to a stage where the hair becomes so thin that laser can’t pick it up then you may have to accept that that is how it will be.
  • After you have got to a stage where you are happy with the results, you may find that when there is any hormonal change you may need maintenance, what happens there is hair that has being
    dormant will push through and grow. That needs only to be done for a few months and it will stop again.

We are confident this information will help with first timers interested in IPL Laser hair removal.

Tattoo Removal

No longer want that tattoo? Whatever your reason is for not wanting that tattoo it can be removed. Skin Improvements uses laser equipment to remove your tattoo. The laser beam pulsates high intense light bean that breaks down the pigment colours of the tattoo ink. The number of sessions needed to remove your tattoo varies and depends on the size and colours. Your tattoo can be removed in as little as 2 sessions or up to 10 sessions.  We consult with you and assess your tattoo that needs removing and determine the number of sessions you will require.

Treatment Process and Care

Before doing the removal you must:

  • Buy Emla or Topla these are local
    anesthetic creams obtained from any chemists, clicks or Dischem
  • Buy yourself some Gen-Payne
    These are anti-inflammatory tablets and will help with the pain.

After treatment Care:

  • Leave the burn ointment and bandage on for one full day.
  • Avoid direct sunlight – use a sunblock (SPF >30) to avoid direct
  • Avoid water on the area for 3 days.
  • Only book next treatment either 45- 60 days or when all scabs are off

Skin Rejuvenation

We use laser technology to rejuvenate your skin. Each session the laser is targeted at problematic areas between 6 – 7 times. The next treatment is done 25 days later. For best results we recommend up to 6 sessions consecutively.

Black Doll Treatment

Carbon Gel Black Doll treatment is popular for its carbon facial therapy combined with high intense pulses using the E Light IPL laser machine.

A thin layer of Carbon activated gel which is nano activate carbon powder or popularly known as charcoal, is applied on face skin surface. The E light IPL laser shoots of high intensity pulses of 100mJ (power) @ 26 degrees. Each pulse sounds like “fire cracker” & have a tingling feeling. Each pulse destroys the carbon gel taking with it dirt and toxins. One session uses up to 1800 shots of high intensity pulses (4 mhz; 100 mJ; 26 degrees), depends on the size of the facial surface area.

Benefits of Black Doll Treatment: 

  • Skin Lightening
  • Tones Skin
  • Shrink pores
  • Reduces acne and scars
  • Removes dead skin
  • Stimulates collagen growth
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

For noticeable and ongoing radiant looking skin at least 4 – 6 sessions every 20 – 28 days cycles are needed.

Facial Treatments

Deep Cleanse

Dust, pollution and weather can damage your skin. Skin Improvements uses nurturing products to open up your skin pores and nourish the layer beneath. Revitalizing your skin, leaving it glowing and healthy. We apply a facial cleanse to remove unwanted particles, thereafter we apply an enzyme peel to exfoliate the skin this if followed by a facial mask and finally a moisturiser and sun screen to protect your skin. It is important to use a moisturiser that is SPF15 and above to protect your skin from UV rays and radiation damage. We end your treatment with a facial massage to relax and revitalise your skin.

Chemical Peel

Do you have sun spots or pigmentation?
Skin Improvements uses RegimA & Lamelle chemical peels ranging from 30% up to 90% peel. We kick off with skin mapping first and thereafter start off with a light chemical peel. Thereafter, each session we assess your previous treatment and increase the intensity of the peel. You see immediate results. Usually after your first chemical peel you will experience skin peeling. We highly recommend after a week to do a deep cleanse just to nourish and moisturise your skin.

Acne Peel

Acne prone skin can make you self-conscious and result in low self-esteem. RegimA & Lamelle acne treatment dries up acne leaving skin clear and acne free. Acne peel is rubbed on the skin, left to set before we wash off the peel. After a few days skin looks
clear and glowing. We highly recommend a deep cleanse after a week of acne peel.

Microdermabrasion

Prefer Microdermabrasion instead of chemical peel. Skin Improvements advanced microdermabrasion equipment sloughs off dead and dull surface layer. The benefits of microdermabrasion also include
enhanced circulation and lymph flow, which promote the internal health of the skin.

Mesotheraphy

Mesotherapy is are injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin.

Very fine needles are used to deliver a series of injections into themesoderm of skin. Mesotherapy corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.

The injections can be given at different depths — from 1 to 4 millimeters into your skin — depending on what condition you’re having treated.

Microneedling

Microneedling is multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild.

Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Microneedling is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin and treat scars and wrinkles.

Lipolysis

Treatment for resistant fat on small body areas such as love handles, tummy rolls and saddle bags. Lipodissolve can be combined with TriPollar. Accent or Velashape to improve resistant fat packets.

New! Mini Spa

1h30 Mini Spa includes 4 Treatments + Beverages and Snack Plate.

4 Treatments: Deep Cleanse Nourish Facial, Facial Massage, Head Neck & Shoulder Massage, Choice of 1 of the following Treatments: 30 mins RF Treatment (Skin Tightening) or Under Arm or Upper lip & Chin Wax Hair Removal OR select any other treatment and pay in the difference.

Hyaluronic Flash Fillers

Smooths out wrinkle lines.