Hair Removal & Photo Facial
The Trios™ IPL system is based on the principle of Selective Photothermolysis by which concentrated pulses of light target specific chromophores in the skin (i.e. light sensitive cells such as melanin and oxyhemoglobin). The absorption of light by the specific targeted chromophore induces a physiological or chemical change in the cell formation, ultimately achieving the desired clinical effect.
Spanning all ages of both sexes and crossing all socioeconomic levels, hair removal is the most popular phototherapy treatment. Over 80% of men and women worldwide between the ages of 16-70 remove facial and/or body hair on a regular basis.
The target chromophore for the hair removal application is melanin which is most sensitive to light in the 525-1064nm spectrum. Pulses of light transmitted from the Trios™’s light guide are absorbed by the melanin in the hair and transformed into heat. Thermal energy is simultaneously channeled towards the targeted area, gently raising the hair follicle temperature to coagulation point. The absorbed heat reaching the hair follicle impairs its ability to produce new hair. Maintaining the correct wave length and pulse duration is imperative for this focused activity which ensures the destruction of the hair follicle at its core without damaging surrounding tissue
Two to three weeks after the first treatment, patients will already notice a significant decrease in thickness of hair in the treated area and a reduction in hair growth is visible from the second treatment.
As we age, our skin is affected by two main factors, chronological and photo aging. Chronological aging refers to irreversible genetic changes which include the thinning of the epidermis and dermis and a loss of skin elasticity. Photoaging is the result of changes in gene expression contributed by external factors such as sun exposure, smoke, and pollution. Photoaging results in the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers and makes its appearance in the form of coarse, dry skin, deep wrinkles, sagginess, superficial veins and lesions, and dyschromia.
Using the Skin Rejuvenation (SR) application, Trios™ addresses these various symptoms by emitting concentrated flashes of light to targetspecific chromophores and cells (melanin, hemoglobin and fibroblast cells). Pulses of light ignite a micro-trauma in the dermal-epidermal junction, initiating a natural healing process working from the inside out. This process increases blood flow to the treatment area and shortens and contracts fibrils that induce collagen remodeling and promote stronger, healthier skin in the long-term.
Complement the SR treatment with the Infusion™ electro-mesotherapy system to nourish and moisturize the skin and prevent post-treatment dryness.
A visibly smoother and more balanced complexion may be expected after the first treatment with ongoing improvements as the treatment course progresses.
Commonly referred to as pimples, acne is one of the leading causes of depression and low self esteem among teens and young adults, and is the most common skin disorder, affecting 85% of the population between the ages 12-24 and may also develop in mature adults.
The formation of Acne is triggered by the interplay of 3 main factors:
- Hyper-keratanization – the excess shedding of skin cells into the hair shaft
- Over-production of sebum (a natural skin lubricant)
- P.Acne enzymes, present in all hair shafts and active in oxygen free environments.
As part of the metabolism process, P.Acnes enzymes secrete a pigment called Porphyrin, which is the by-product of P.Acne bacteria and the target chromophore for the destruction of bacterium in phototherapy based Acne treatments.
The Trios treatment also encourages a healing process to promote cell re-growth for a fresher and a more clear complexion patients and practitioners can be proud of.