Monday, June 17 2019


Intraceutical Infusions

When not satisfied with nature’s gifts, you can always take recourse to technology. Modern developments in cosmetology are capable of nothing less than magic. Our expert lets you in on facials involving Intraceutical Infusions, the latest in skincare. Photograph by Vivek Mahajan.
Adored by plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and celebrities worldwide, Intraceuticals Rejuvenation Oxygen Infusions (IROI), are a luxurious marriage of state-of-the-art oxygen technology and restorative relaxation. This skincare treatment infuses moisture, vitamins and antioxidants into the skin via cooling, calming topical hyperbaric oxygen. Result? Re-hydrated, plumped up and tightened skin, increased firmness and less wrinkles – in less than an hour!
The system delivers therapeutic grade oxygen under pressure to infuse serums into the deeper layers of the skin. This application method delivers a skin-specific mixture of hydrators, essential vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants and amino peptides. Collagen- and elastin-production supplements plump the skin surface to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Since well-structured collagen fibres reflect more light, this translates to radiant and luminous skin. The serum usually has a base of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient found naturally in the skin and renowned for its superior benefits as an ingredient carrier. The hyaluronic acid combines with topical hyperbaric oxygen technology to hydrate and act as a powerful delivery system for vitamins A, C, E and other antioxidants, to also fight environmental damage.
These results improve with repeated applications (a series of six treatments is usually recommended) and are reactivated in-between treatments with Intraceuticals support products. These products, which usually include cleanser, hydration gel, moisture-binding cream and eye-contour gel, closely mimic the action of the treatment and continue to provide a nutrient-rich bed for the newly stimulated skin. Treatment benefits include:
* An increase in skin texture, tone, radiance and glow
* Localised non-surgical treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines
* Increases firmness giving the skin a visible lift
* Deeply hydrates, builds skin integrity, increases radiance
* Comforts dry, sensitive or stressed skin
* Stimulates collagen and elastin production and acts as an antioxidant
The technology
When the tip of the Intraceuticals oxygen infuser is held at a 90-degree angle, 1mm or less from the skin surface, the ‘pressure bubble’ formed increases the saturation of oxygen in the external skin tissue (epidermis). This pressure also assists in the rapid absorption of the Intraceuticals Infusions.
Pre-treatment requirements
A clean or exfoliated skin surface is recommended. For optimal results, a thorough cleansing and/or microdermabrasion prior to the treatment may increase the efficacy of this treatment.
Treatment procedure
The infusion treatments are usually performed by a skincare professional using a three-step process. It is called hyaluronic layering – a non-invasive process that harnesses the deeply hydrating action of hyaluronic acid to diminish the appearance of fine lines, sagging and lacklustre skin. Using an infusion wand, the therapist first uses a cooling, pressurised oxygen system to deliver the vitaminrich serum. Next, a hydration gel is applied to prevent moisture loss. Finally, a binding cream is applied for intense hydration.
Upon completion of the treatment, Intraceuticals support products are applied. These take-home products complement the treatment and complete the regimen. Refrain from washing your skin for five hours after the treatment to maintain optimal hydration as the support products seal and attract moisture. Avoid sun and when stepping out, use sun-protection products.
Treatment options
After discussion with the specialist, you can choose from one of the following:
* Rejuvenation infusion This calming, antioxidant treatment usually deeply hydrates, builds skin integrity, increases firmness and radiance, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin may instantly look younger and tighter with a visible lift.
* Atoxelene infusion A natural amino peptide complex clinically proven to smooth the dermis and significantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Recommended for use around the eyes, forehead and to plump the lips.
* Opulence infusion In addition to hydration, this brightening treatment treats hyper-pigmentation, melasma and uneven skin tone. While helping the skin slow down melanin production, vitamin C brightens and builds collagen. Great for environmentally damaged skin.
* Combined Rejuvenation and Atoxelene Infusion All the results of the Rejuvenation Infusion with the addition of the Atoxelene Infusion. Designed to refine the forehead, soften eye contour and immediately plump and smooth the lips.

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