Tanya Closs Jones IHBC IHHT GPBT Elite Beauty Therapy Est 1993
16 Shepherd Drive, Langstone, Newport, Gwent.  NP182LB  Tel 01633 411143

Shedding Light On Ageing Skin

I love this treatment skin looks looks refreshed  after just 1 treatment
see my offer on offers page.  Tanya Crawford
Omnilux Revive delivers a totally natural method of light-only skin rejuvenation which uses the body's own natural processes to help counteract the effects of ageing and to enhance and prolong the effect of skin care products. Unlike some anti-ageing treatments that work as a result of the body's response to controlled damage, Omnilux Revive stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate skin. Subjects in trials have reported an overall lifting and hydrating effect, an improvement in skin tone and texture, an evening-out of pigmentation, a smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles and a feeling of well being and relaxation. People with different skin types will benefit from differing treatment regimes
Skin Ageing
Although the ageing of our skin is a complex biological process there are only two main causative effects:

• Intrinsic or chronological ageing
• Extrinsic or photo-ageing

Chronological ageing is expressed through the structure, function and metabolic changes in the skin, similar to the degenerative changes seen in the organs of the body. However, unlike internal organs, our skin is visible and therefore we are all acutely aware of the signs and symptoms of chronological ageing.

For example:

Fine lines and wrinkles
Caused by the diminished production of collagen, which is the major supporting protein of the skin, and by the break up of elastin fibres, which give the skin its flexibility.

Dry and thinner skin
Owing to the slowing down of the body's regeneration process and the loss of moisture retention by the skin. Sebaceous glands in the skin produce sebum forming a thin protective layer. One purpose of this layer is to retain moisture in the skin, which helps to keep it supple. Unfortunately, age brings a gradual decline in the activity of the sebaceous glands, reducing the effectiveness of the moisture retention layer and leading to a reduction in the suppleness of the skin.

Photo-ageing is primarily caused by exposure to the harmful UV rays in sunlight. UVA and UVB, found in sunlight, cause both oxidative damage to the skin and increases the production of proteolytic enzymes, which break down collagen.

Successful restoration of skin overcomes the effects of Chronological ageing and Photo-ageing by replacing collagen, stimulating other skin supportive structures, and strengthening the vascular walls of small blood vessels, thus increasing oxygenation and aiding the detoxification of the skin. Avoiding exposure to the sun, or wearing a sunscreen of SPF 15 or more, also minimises photo-ageing.

There are many anti-ageing remedies available that help combat the signs of ageing. Some remedies, such as nutritional supplements, stimulate the production and repair of the skin's supporting structure. Other remedies remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, stimulating the healing process to regenerate new tissue. Popular treatments, such as Botulinum A Toxin (Botox) and fillers, reduce the visual signs of ageing. Many treatments are now offered in combination to achieve more effective and longer lasting results.

Light Therapy is a new and exciting addition in the fight against ageing.
Light has an effect on our bodies and for centuries scientists have captured and harnessed the power of light, the origins of which stem back to ancient times. The Greeks first recorded the healing properties of light in 1500BC, when they suggested that exposure to light (heliotherapy) was essential for the restoration of health.

Building on the development of photo-dynamic therapy treatment for skin cancers, Omnilux Revive has taken light therapy to the forefront of aesthetic technology with its skin rejuvenation system.