Articles

The Roaccutane Debate

Date: 24/11/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics) - Published in A2 Magazine Issue 20

Considering the severity of the side effects associated with the acne treatment drug Roaccutane, it should ideally be prescribed as a last resort. INGRID KATZ takes an in-depth look at this treatment modality, while advising an alternative approach.

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Dermaceutic X Pure Aesthetics: The Mela Peel

Date: 24/11/2016

Author: Prettiful Blog

As you might have read in my October First Impressions, I was recently invited to experience a Dermaceutic Mela Peel Treatment at Pure Aesthetics. The Mela Peel is specifically designed to combat pigmentation, but it does so much more than that, but I will discuss the results a little bit later.

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Season's Greetings

Date: 01/12/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Festive Season, wherever you may be. Thank you for your continued support through 2016 and we look forward to treating you in 2017. May it be a great year ahead for all of us!

We have put together some very attractive treatment & product specials for you this month:

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Holiday Preparation

Date: 01/11/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

As we blaze into the Festive Season, we at Pure Aesthetics understand just how difficult it can be to “keep up appearances”; if you’ve ever watched the BBC series of this comedy show, Mrs Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, lady of the house) has a really hard time of it....

The end of the year brings a wonderful and sometime little frenetic wind down to the closing of a year, but more pressing are those jolly end of year functions that seem to never end!

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Pixel Peel

Date: 02/10/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

In May we chatted about a new treatment called The Pixel Peel. It’s a great treatment that delivers visible results, so we want to focus on it again this month and discuss it further.

If you are looking for a little “more” in terms of an in-salon treatment, the combination of a Dermapen needling treatment and a TCA peel allows an even more effective result in one procedure when compared to these, as standalone treatments. We are able to treat a range of concerns from dull ageing skin, deep lines and enlarged pores to sun damage, pigmentation and uneven texture.

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Reactive Skins

Date: 12/09/2016

Publication: A2 Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Magazine, issue 19

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

In order to treat a sensitive or reactive skin we must first clarify the meaning of “sensitive skin”. Sensitive skin is inherited. Sensitised skin is acquired. The two are similar in appearance and present with redness, itching, heat, flushing and reactions to name a few. They can also be treated in similar ways. The crucial difference lies in the DNA.

Genetically inherited sensitive skin can be treated but never cured. The good news is that sensitised skin is a result of external factors and can thus be treated with greater long-term success. These aggressors often come from various lifestyle choices, including stress and exposure to toxins in various form. Changes in lifestyle to reduce or remove these aggressors can, and will, stop the sensitisation.

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Shedding Winter Skin

Date: 27/07/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

We have all experienced that snake-like feeling during winter; of just wanting to walk out of the dry skin capsule that envelops our face and body to reveal a dewy, brighter and smoother skin ready for warmer weather.

As much as I loathe winter (and I mean l-o-a-t-h-e), it does make us appreciate the warmer, wetter, Spring time that much more. Although it’s not Spring yet, we’re getting ourselves ready for it regardless!

Allowing the skin to rid itself of its winter scales is easier than you think. In order to be effective in this process, we must remember two things:

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Eyes

Date: 29/08/2016

Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)

Forget the whole soul thing, our eyes are actually the window to our health – revealing our age, lack of sleep, circulation issues, to name a few.

The skin on the eye area has less structural support due to the fact that is lies over the eye socket. This structural support comes in the form of tissue / flesh and so it means that the blood supply to the skin in this area, sits more superficially when compared with the rest of the face.

When considering dark circles, this is one of the main reasons why they become as pronounced as the do.

Dark circles and puffiness can be caused by a number of factors namely; poor circulation, lack of sleep, illness, stress, medication or poor diet. This area is also under stress due to the constant muscle movement (expression and blinking) which results in the skin being stretched and pulled in different directions. Added to this, the eye socket (bone structure) widens with age and so the skin is under increased pressure as its capacity to stretch is pushed.

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