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Apost invasive peel panacea to speed
up healing time is the Vanessa
Megan Organic Skincare Cryo Ice
Cube Treatment. There are two options:
imbued with hyaluronic acid or anti-
The effects are wonderfully soothing
and help to reduce any heat, swelling or
inflammation immediately after a peel and
over the ensuing days, but used regularly
at home (once or twice a week) they are
powerful lifting and rejuvenating agents.
Using the ageing preventative principles
of cryotherapy, the ice-cold serum
applications incorporate active ingredients,
including the certified organic and
scientifically proven anti-ageing extract
narcissus tazetta bulb, to help repair,
regenerate, brighten and hydrate the skin,
while stimulating the epidermis.
Other ingredients in this hero product of
the award-winning Australian range:
• Gotu kola extract, rich in amino acids,
beta carotene, fatty acids and known
to stimulate new cell growth and build
• Quandong/wild peach is a native
Australian superfood and extract that
contains more vitamin C than an orange.
• Ginseng is known to increase the
production of collagen in the dermis.
• Green coffee seeds have antioxidant,
smoothing, restructuring and
There are six "ice cube trays" in each
box, which should be put in the freezer
What patients put on their skin immediately after a peel and as the skin heals
and regenerates is almost important to successful results as the treatment itself.
We look at products that not only are ideal post-peel but can become part of an
everyday anti-ageing armory. Not to mention they are excellent retail profit drivers.
The foil cover of an "ice cube" is then
removed, pressed into the muslin cloth
provided and applied to face, neck and
decolletage in a circular motion until it
Lycogel Breathable Camouf lage was
originally developed to be used by doctors
immediately after most cosmetic procedures
to camouf lage the signs of their inter vention
and promote quick and comfortable recovery.
Since then, the benefits of the unique
formula have been found suitable for use as
an everyday, skin-improving makeup.
A unique triple silica gel technology forms
a unique "breathable" matrix contained
in Lycogel's colour corrective products,
combined with Live Yeast Cell Derivative
(LYCD) to increase oxygen uptake. This
helps to more quickly eliminate redness,
swelling, and irritation associated with post-
procedural and problem or sensitive skin.
Rejuvenating and camouflaging at the
same time, it also provides physical SPF30
The product should be left on overnight
after the first application to enhance
Lycogel is particularly beneficial for
those with sensitive or acneic skin who are
unable to tolerate traditional makeup.
It is safe to use immediately after fractional
laser skin resurfacing, laser, skin peels, PDT
and IPL, cosmetic surgery, tattoo removal
and vascular treatments, cosmetic injections,
chemical peels and micro -needling therapy.
MASK TELLTALE SIGNS
Medik8's Ultimate Recovery Bio -Cellulose
Zinc Mask is a deeply soothing and
nourishing enriched sheet mask for
dedicated post-treatment use.
Tightly woven bio- cellulose fibres
provide optimum adhesion to the skin
and a unique delivery system of zinc and
hyaluronic acid into the epidermis.
It is specifically designed for use as part
of the Redness Calming Facial protocol and
all Medik8 chemical peels to calm the skin,
and speed up the healing process.
Zinc provides mineral healing and helps
regulate the skin's enzyme balance while
HA and a combination of algae provide
The mask can be used before and after
many electrical and light therapies including
LED, laser, IPL and microdermabrasion.
It can also be used on those who
experience discomfort during any facial
treatment, and will enhance results of any
products applied after wards.
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