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DEEP REJUVENATING FACIAL 90min

A heavenly journey to relax body, mind & soul, while replenishing & energizing the skin.  Starting off with a deep cleanse, gentle yet effective exfoliating to  get rid the skin of any toxin build-up followed by a brow shape & extractions if necessary.  High Frequency is added to the treatment to calm & balance the skin returning it to its natural homeostasin & closing it with ozone.  Drift even further away with a stimulating, relaxing & hydrating facial massage.  Finishing off with 2-3 specific masks you will enjoy a hand massage & mini shoulder & décolleté massage. Includes the NEW RègimA Rapid Rejuvo Masque.

RAPID REJUVENATING FACIAL 60min

A blissful, relaxing experience…  For instant visible radiance these facials are perfectly compatible with varying skin types, improves circulation, detoxifies and hydrates.  Ideal for that special occasion!  Double cleanse, exfoliate followed by a hydrating facial massage.  Specialised masks will be chosen  for your skin type acting as an antidote to a dull complexion!

ACNE CONTROL TEEN FACIAL 45min

An anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory facial for oily and combination skins.  Teens suffering with black heads, open pores and occasional breakouts will love this facial.  The anti bacterial effect of the High frequency benefits most skin problems.  All the essentials including, cleansing, steam, extractions and RègimA’s NEW Pro Acne Peel Masque, which leaves the skin feeling refreshed and treated deeper than just your normal facial.

CHIQUE SKIN SIGNATURE FACIAL (90 Minutes)

The Ultimate facial for overall relaxation and we are proud to say that this is “a Chique Skin’s” signature treatment.  You will enjoy a relaxing facial with a back, neck and shoulder massage plus a hand and foot pamper and mask.  This all in one relaxation will be THE treatment to make you want to stay with us….

Treat your feet: Done with Matsimela. Let this revitalising spray replenish your feet, followed by the mask that will moisturise dry feet, ended off with a lovely massage.

This treatment will decrease skin flaking, relieve pain and combat inflammation or Eye mask & collagen Serum: A revitalising eye mask applied to the delicate eye area. Superb in combating puffiness and increasing hydration.

Ended off with a collagen serum which will leave your eyes silky smooth!

LAMELLE AGE PREVENT FACIAL (60min)

Lamelle now introduces the all new Age Prevent Facial with their Essential range, these products will leave your skin feeling irresistibly smooth and hydrated. This facial will not only make your skin feel as new but you will walk out feeling relaxed and revived.

This Facial includes Extractions, Eyebrow wax, 3 Facial masks to best suit your skin type and to top it off an exhilarating Face and Decollete massage.

Can be done on all different skin types.

SKIN  ANALYSIS:

Book  ANY PACKAGE of facial treatments and you will receive a free Skin Analysis.  This will be done with a machine that takes photos of your deeper layers to determine what your pigmentation, ageing,bacterial  and hydration levels are.  This will make our treatments more specific and targeted and we can show you your results after the course of treatments.  This can also be done on its own so that one of our professional therapist can access your skin.

MAKE UP:

We specialise in any Make-up (Evening/day/bridal) and will make sure that you look your best on your special day.  To give you peace of mind it is advised to book a Trial session before the actual event – this will make sure both your expectations and our creativity can meet one another:)

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Lamelle Chemical Peels

A Chemical Skin Peel: What is it, how does it work and is it right for you?

The chemical peel is one of the most honest skincare treatments around. It doesn’t hide behind fancy name. It is what it says: a chemical solution that harnesses your body’s natural processes of renewal, which can largely be summed up as “discard old skin cells to make space for new ones.” In other words it causes the skin to peel so that the new skin can grow in its place. The idea of peeling away small amounts of skin might sound scary initially, but chemical peels are one of the most common treatments for correcting skin and achieving visible results – especially in winter, when skin needs a bit of a lift – simply because they have proven so very effective in rectifying damage and renewing skin.

How do chemical peels work?

To understand the science behind peels, what conditions they can help alleviate and to be able to make informed decision, it’s best to start at the beginning: how renewal naturally happens in the skin. Different chemical types have their own properties, but generally, chemical peel acids penetrate the skin and break the bonds between the layers of skin, so the top layers will start peeling off. The type of peel, its concentration and the exact chemical composition will determine how deep it penetrates (and thus how deep the peel is). Always, but always have a peel done by your expertly trained and trusted skincare therapist. You’ll go for assessment first, as one specific peel or combination peels and concentrations might be best for your individual skin. Your therapist will know just what’s right for you.

Regenerating Skin

Lifecycles are very important in nature, and our bodies are no different. It is just as important for skin cells to drop off and make space for new cells as it is to live healthily. In fact, our bodies rely on it (cancer is a prime example of what happens when cells don’t “die” when they are supposed to). We shed a lot skin, constantly. In fact, your skin seems to completely renew itself every 30 days or so (ideally). Why? Because you skin there to protect the rest of your body – it is designed to grow quickly from the deepest layers through to the uppermost, so that it can shed. This process allows your skin to keep impurities out of your body. And there are a lot of impurities to go around. Nearly every minute of every day, your skin has to fend off a barrage of attacks from pollutants, chemical, ultra violet rays, changes in temperature and climate, bacteria and a host of potential infections. These all pose a threat to you, and your skin is there to save the day. And, naturally, fending off these elements has an impact on your skin in the long run, especially as we get older and the natural renewal process slows down a little. This “impact” (damage) can show up in a few ways, from wrinkles, lines and sagging to hyper-pigmentation and even acne – all of which you’ll recognise as conditions you’ll want to have corrected timeously and effectively. If, at this point, you were thinking along the lines of, “Hey, why not use the body’s natural regenerative processes to correct this type of damage?” then you are right on the money. Because that is exactly what chemical peels do.

How much skin do we shed?

It’s estimated that we have around 1,6 trillion skin cells on our bodies (estimated by how much of your bodyweight skin accounts for, because no one has managed to sit down and count them all yet). And we shed around 30 000 to 40 000 of them every hour – that’s around a million a day, or 3,6 kg per year.

The purpose of chemical Peels

  • Erase imperfections
  • Remove damaged skin
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Allow new skin to grow

What conditions are treated with chemical peels?

Chemical Peels are used to treat:

  • Acne
  • Ageing
  • Hyper-pigmentation

But they are also great for:

  • Firming and tightening
  • Rejuvenation
  • Resurfacing of skin
  • Improving complexion
  • Stimulating healthy new tissue growth

Peels and Concentrations

You might have heard or seen certain percentages used in conduction with peels: Glycolic Acid 20% or 30%, for example. These denote the concentration of the key ingredient (Alpha-Hydroxy in the case of this example) in the peel’s chemical make-up. We might assume that the concentration is an indication of a peel’s strength, but this is not entirely correct, according to Dr Bradley Wagemaker, Lamelle’s Medical Director. “The actual chemicals used and the way the entire chemical cocktail is combined in the product plays a huge part in the strength and effectiveness of the peel,” he says. “So you’ll find that a 15% concentration in the same type of peel from two different sources might not be equally effective.” Another important factor is the person performing the treatment: a skincare therapist or medical aesthetic doctor who is trained and well versed in the particular protocols of a product will help ensure maximum safety and efficacy for your skin during treatment. “Thus you’ll find that the brand of peel that is used (in terms of who manufactured it) and the person performing the treatment are key in ensuring you get the results you are looking for,” Dr Wagemaker concluded. Lamelle Research Laboratories prides itself on industry-leading on-going therapist training programmes (to ensure your therapist knows their products inside out), as well as Lamelle’s top-tier chemical peel products.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a treatment take? The peel itself is usually no longer than five minutes. But there is usually prepping and care involved, so bank on a at least 15 minutes. What does it feel like? It depends on the product used. Alpha and Beta peels cause only some tingling, while a TCA peel is slightly more intense. Any discomfort subsides after a minute or two, though. What about after the treatment? On average, with Alpha and Beta peels, your skin will look youthful and glowing. It may be a little red, but that will subside very quickly. With a TCA peel, some recovery time will be needed. How long do the results last? With proper home care, months or even years.

What to expect when considering a skin peel

Now that we have wrapped our heads around what chemical peels are and what they are used for, it’s important to note that, if you want to give your skin a bit of a pick-me-up, your first port of call should be your trusted skincare therapist.

  1. Your therapist will do an assessment beforehand, and make recommendations based on your skin and your requirements.
  2. More than one type of peel may be required to achieve results.
  3. A home-care and post-treatment regimen will be recommended for optimal results.
  4. Note that a chemical peel is not a once-off fix: several treatments over an extended period of time may be needed to achieve results safely.
  5. The peel is only part of the treatment: the entire treatment includes a whole array of products to prep and boost your skin.

 

30 + 50 ‘Power Peels’ 30 + 50

This New Generation peeling system incorporates a host of actives which impart added healing and rejuvenation effects. The unique gel consistency allows for easy application, excellent patient/client tolerance, and shorter down time. The ‘Power Peel’ offers a combination of 6 powerful natural fruit acids including Peach, Raspberry and Apple, which have a lightening effect superior to hydroquinone with 100% safety. With the addition of healing plants, renowned for essential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, RégimA takes skin peeling to a more therapeutic level, but with safety.

  • Totally new generation anti-ageing treatment
  • Contains 6 Natural Acids: Peach, Raspberry, Apple, Lactic, Malic, Citric, plus healing, exfoliating, smoothing active ingredients
  • More rapid exfoliating action
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Minimized down time
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rapid radiance, instant smoothing
  • Peeling with healing
  • Skin lightening, brightening
  • Helps eliminate & control pigmentation
  • Helps acne & acne scarring
  • Helps improve facial or body scarring
  • Natural formula, not chemically buffered
  • 100% free acid action
  • Achieves results on all skin problems

NEW AGE ‘PEEL AND HEAL’ – NATURAL FRUIT ACIDS 20%, 40%, 70%, 90%

Benefits ALL Skin Types – even Sensitive Skins – Male and Female, All Ages, even very young skins Skin Rejuvenation & Pigmentation: Expect tightening and firming of the skin. This is one of the wonderful benefits of this particular peeling treatment. Do not mistake this for the skin being dry. If there is no flaking the skin is more elasticized and firmer, not dry, enjoy it. Its combined actions smooth wrinkles and improve sun damaged skin. It also helps remove solar keratoses ‘sun spots’, ‘age spots’ and ‘liver spots’, helps eliminate and control pigmentation, helps uneven skin tone, helps active acne and improves old acne scarring, and finally smoothes uneven skin texture. If one has undergone laser skin resurfacing and wishes to re-capture the post-laser smoothness, then maintenance with the ‘Peel and Heal’ is simple and effective. If one has undergone liquid nitrogen (burning off) treatment for ‘sun spots’ previously and has any residual darkened, rough areas, one can be helped with the ‘Peel and Heal’. CAUTION must be paid when applying the higher strength peels to either Asian or black skins. The 70% peel must NOT be used for pigmentation, and it is only with caution that either a 70%, 90% or Acne Attack peel be applied to an Asian or black skin. A 70% peel is NOT recommended for an Asian skin as it is much finer. Scarring: Helps level and smooth coarse, lumpy, hypertrophic, keloid scars. Improves scars many years old and helps soften old skin grafted areas. Improves flexibility and mobility of hard scarred skin. Helps restore normal pigmentation. In certain cases improves function of old scarred areas. Helps improve smoothness and colour of old burn scars. May be applied to pink, red or purple stretch marks and followed up with Scar Repair & Anti-Stretch Complex or Body Toning Treatment for home care.   WHO PERFORMS THE PEELS, HOW OFTEN, AND IS IT PAINFUL? The ‘Peel and Heal’ must be performed by a RégimA trained skin care professional. A series of peels may be necessary to achieve an optimal end result to a particular problem. It is better and more favourable long-term to start off conservatively with the peels, each treatment time may be increased, dependent on patient/client reaction and tolerance. With a problem such as pigmentation it would be ideal to commence with either a weekly regime if tolerated very well, or a fortnightly peel if one does experience peeling. One can then progress to either monthly or six weekly as desired or required. Dependent on the condition of the skin, on application one experiences a slight stinging/tingling sensation which occurs mainly during the first five minutes following application, but mostly one feels itchiness. It is easily tolerated and one may massage around with the pads of fingers to relieve any itchiness. This generally settles down. The peel will be left on for a period of time at the discretion of the skin care professional. This may be generally between 10 to a maximum of 60 minutes, depending on skin condition, problem and tolerance. It must be thoroughly neutralized using RégimA Cleansing Gel and the first cleanse does sting for a minute or so. This quickly settles down and the appropriate RégimA post peel products will be applied to the area. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is very well tolerated by most people, even the very young skins (as young as 11 years old). May sting more initially if the skin is dry and out of condition. Known to sting when applied pre-menstrually. During certain times of year it may sting slightly more – in extremes of cold and hot weather. Safe to use all year round.   MUST I USE RÉGIMA PRODUCTS IF I AM UNDERGOING ‘PEEL AND HEAL’ TREATMENTS? YES: The ‘Peel and Heal’ will not be applied to any patient/client who is not using the RégimA home care Essentials. It is critical that one uses RégimA Cleanser, Day and Night products. For 2 nights following the peel one must use one of the following: Scar Repair, Quantum Elastin or Laser Gel. The natural peel and the natural products have been formulated to work synergistically and other cosmetic products may not react favourably. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS IN COMBINATION WITH RÉGIMA.   WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE PEEL? Dependent on skin type and initial condition, a degree of erythema (redness) is experienced during the peel, and one can feel the skin is hot. This is mainly due to the stimulation. The redness usually goes down within a few hours and one looks back to normal. There may be some superficial flaking over the next couple of days but this is easy to handle. One may work and socialize as normal. Only following a deeper peeling session will the skin remain red for a few days. Particularly during and after the 70% peel there may be swelling and more extensive peeling, especially in sensitive areas. The skin feels smoother and softer immediately following cleansing. In olive or darker skins if there is any peeling the skin MAY look darker initially on these areas as the dead skin is sloughing off. One must be patient and continue with the home care and the peels, and this will improve quickly.


 

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What is a Dermaroller and what does it do?

Skin needling is a procedure that involves puncturing the skin multiple times with small needles attached to a cylindrical roller (Dermaroller) to induce collagen growth and improve atrophic (depressed) acne scarring. Pioneered by Dr. Andre Camirand in the late 1990s as an evolutionary step from scar Subcision®, it simply involves the use of manually applied skin rollers that have around 200 fine surgical steel needles attached to the roller mechanism. It’s applied directly to the skin in a crisscross motion. The objective is to stimulate or puncture the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, smooth skin and promote scar or stretch mark reduction through the skins natural wound healing process. For the medical grade level application of skin needling, the target of the needles and penetration is the upper dermis called the intermediate reticular dermis. The effects of skin needling differ according to needle gauge, length and the manual pressure that’s used with the roller. Therefore the level of skin invasion and subsequent inflammation on the skin can vary from gentle stimulation to piercing the skin and drawing fluids, i.e., blood and lymph.

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NEEDLE FREE MESOTHERAPY

  What is mesotherapy? Mesotherapy can be defined as series of microinjections of a cocktail of vitamins, serums, medications or amino acids into the middle layer of the skin.  Its purpose is to heal and reverse skin ageing and damage. When small amounts of medications are injected into the skin, the blood flow automatically increases to the treated area, bringing with it increased nutrition and oxygen, thus improving lymphatic drainage and removing toxins in the skin. NEEDLE-FREE Mesotherapy is a breakthrough technology where needle piercing technique is replaced by electro wave injection called “electrophoresis”.  Within two seconds the skin opens between 650 to 800 micro pores, creating multiple little channels for the nutrients to penetrate the skin up to 6mm deep.  The serums will stay in the skin for up to 72 hours, creating perfect firm skin. Is the treatment painful? NO!  This needle-free method is completely pain-free and there is no risk of infection, bleeding, bruising or skin damage.  It is ideal for long term use. What is the benefits:

  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation
  • Heals acne and revives damaged skin
  • Improves pigmentation dramatically
  • Anti-cellulite treatment
  • Bust firming treatment
  • Repairs scars and stretch marks
  • Repairs broken capillaries and spider veins reducing redness
  • 3D face lifting
  • Refines skin and reduces pore size

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All of the below treatments are done with the latest Laser Technology.  Without causing any damage to skin.

COLLAGEN FACE TREATMENTS

Stimulates the Fibroblast cells that makes Collagen, so your skin will be producing more collagen to make wrinkles look softer.

The flash light has a warm feeling on your skin, not painful. We recommend 10 sessions of 30min each.

COLLAGEN ENHANCEMENT FACIAL 30 MINUTES:

A  corrective treatment designed to treat sun damaged and environmentally stressed skin utilising the latest in light technology.   Starting by gently cleansing the skin, followed by the PTF light treatment that will stimulate your fibroblast cells to create more collagen.  Will improve soft lines and let collagen production be increased leaving the skin feeling soft and revitalised.  Ending of with a day cream chosen for your skin.  Much more effective to do in multiple session or as a package.

PIGMENTATION FACE

The light absorbs the Melanin in the skin which causes the pigmentation. The damaged pigment and melanocytes debris is then eliminated from the tissue by the process of phagocytosis, causing it to be absorbed or exfoliated through the surface of the skin or through lymph nodes.  This process can take up to 4 weeks and therefore treatments are done every 3 weeks.  It is possible to  go darker before lighter and very rarely can make small scabs on sensitive areas.

The flash light has a warm feeling on your skin, not painful. We recommend 10 sessions of 30min each.

BROKEN CAPILLARY TREATMENT

The same as above is applicable here, except it will be the Haemoglobin that will be absorbed in the capillary and not the melanin.  These treatments can be effective to some clients,but you should see  a difference after at least 3 treatments to decide if this will be effective on you.  A treatment can be done every 10 days.

 

Multi-Polar RF

Multi-polar RF (radio frequency) uses one probe with 6 “poles” to deliver RF energy to the skin- combining the effects of uni-polar and bi-polar to tissue under the skin. It selectively increases the temperature of Collagen cells doing so simultaneously in the deep and superficial layers of fat. This increases metabolism within the skin and contraction of the collagen fibers. This technology offers treatment sessions that require less time and fewer appointments, saving money and time.

It is totally non-invasive and painless! Clients usually experience a mild tingling and a gentle heating sensation. The treatment feels like a massage, its completely pain-free!

In Short, it’s a treatment that will treat your loose skin, Fat and cellulite without injections, surgery or downtime!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Skin tightening in the face

As our skin matures and is subjected to environmental effects, its connective tissue begins to break down, causing wrinkles and other signs of ageing develop.

The elastic fibres of the skin, collagen and elastin, are produced by a connective tissue cell, the fibroblast. As they contract, collagen strands are pulled closer resulting in immediately tightened skin giving immediate results. This is followed by collagen remodelling and regeneration over the full treatment course giving you a long term result. Can be used on all skin types to regenerate collagen, tighten and tone the skin and improve overall skin laxity, this treatment can gently and effectively tighten the skin on your face and neck.

Skin tightening on the body

The Multi-Polar RF penetrates the skin layers to heat the skin tissue and the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) where our collagen fibers are made. This heating causes an immediate contraction of the collagen fibers, and at the same time increases the metabolism of the Fibroblasts, which are the cells that makes our collagen and elastin fibers.

This contraction of collagen fibers and the regeneration of the collagen and Elastin will tighten the skin giving you a healthier and younger looking skin. This is very beneficial on the bums, tummy, legs and arms.

The treatments are accumulative meaning the results of each previous treatment is improved with each additional treatment.

What happens after a Multi-Polar treatment?

Immediately after treatment, some redness and warmth can be seen and felt on the skin. Both should disappear with an hour or so following the treatment. It is also possible that some clients that are sensitive can have a few VERY superficial blisters on the surface of the skin that will also disappear after it made a superficial scab.(does not happen to everyone and its not pain full)

When can I expect to see results?

Immediate results are seen in almost all patients during the first treatment. The ultimate results can be seen over the full treatment course

How many treatments will I need?

A treatment course consists of 8-10 sessions. Each session takes between 20-45 minutes (depending on the treatment area), followed by a maintenance session once every 4-8 weeks.

Why will I want to choose this treatment?

  • RF technology focuses the RF energy right where it is needed
  • Visible results from the first treatment
  • RF technology delivers focused energy achieving a better and faster outcome, resulting in fewer treatment sessions
  • RF does not use any type of light in its treatment, therefore making it suitable for all skin types.