What is PhiLings?
PhiLings is a common name for the skin treatments of the PhiAcademy, which includes, Microneedling and Phi-Ion.
These can be done in combination or separately, depending on each individual client's requirements.
Before describing the process of Microneedling, first, we must explain why it is important.
The skin is the largest organ in our body but it is at the bottom of the priority list when it comes to the distribution of nourishing ingredients. Tissue regeneration and vitality maintenance are far more important for internal organs therefore, it is very important to physically stimulate regeneration of the skin.
Each micro-damage that is formed on the skin actually sends a message to the brain that it is necessary to start the natural regeneration and additional nourishment in that very spot. In that way, the collagen production is greatly stimulated.
The procedure is aimed at stimulating microcirculation, thus it has also been successfully used for hair restoration in cases of non-androgenic alopecia. Micro-punctures are being inflicted by hand or by machine, depending on the size of the treated region. Microneedles penetrate the skin to the depth of 0.2 – 0.75mm and the procedure is considered to be painless.
During the treatment, Micronnedling cocktail is applied based on the skin type and it is subsequently absorbed. After the treatment, the client is issued with a special kind of aftercare product (Ultimate Skin Cocktail) followed by detailed instructions for use. Proper aftercare products application is of great importance as these products will nourish the skin during the regeneration process.
TREATMENT RESULTS INCLUDE:
Improved Skin Tone.
Improved smoothness causing existing wrinkles to be less visible, leaving the skin looking younger.
Lifting & rejuvenation.
Improve the appearance of Acne scars & wound healing.
Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Minimize pore size.
Improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Treat non-androgenic Alopecia (common hair loss).
Results become visible from 24 hours and shall last for 4-6 months. It is recommended to do up to 3 treatments with 10-14 days gap to achieve best results. This will be discussed at the first procedure after a thorough skin assessment.
How are the treatments done?
Microneedling- After some topical anesthetic is applied on the area to be treated and left to sit for 20 minutes, a manual tool is used to needle alongside the most prominent lines/wrinkles. Then the 12-guage needle pen is applied to the skin with a serum chosen to treat your specific skin condition. After treatment a soothing mask is applied for 20 minutes that reduces the redness caused by the treatment. It is in general a relaxing treatment with clients often getting in a quick nap!
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When should one start Microneedling treatments?
The good news is that the latest treatments such as Phi-lings Microneedling are more effective than ever and treatments should be started sooner when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate. If wrinkles are left and they become ingrained and scar-like they are much more difficult to treat. It is also a great idea to start treatments to prevent the dreaded sagging that takes place with ageing around the brow, jawline and neck
Can the treatments be done together?
Yes, your therapist will advise you on which treatment is best for your areas of concern and a package can be built up to ensure you are getting the best results out of the time spent in the salon.
Are the treatments safe?
Yes. 20 minutes before the treatments a local numbing cream is applied to the area and left to work making the procedures almost painless.
Microneedling: the needle only penetrates through the epidermis (top layer) and does not remove it. This leaves the skin’s natural protective barrier intact. The micro-inured skin rapidly heals in a matter of hours. After the procedure, the treated skin has the appearance of moderate sunburn which improves over the next 24 to 48 hours. The treatment is therefore not only very effective but also very safe with very few (to no) side effects or complications.
WHAT IS PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING?
Over recent years there has been a huge increase in the demand for rejuvenating cosmetic procedures that are less invasive, have minimal or no downtime and come with more affordable prices. Patients are after a non-surgical treatment method that provides similar results as seen with surgery. Patients are also starting to veer away from the look of wrinkle injections and fillers with these sometimes being deemed unnatural in appearance.
Introducing Plasma technology. The 'Phi-Ion' also known as a 'Plasma Pen device' originally began as an effective non-surgical blepharoplasty (baggy eyelid correction). The Phi-ion Plasma Pen can be used to not only treat upper and lower eye bags but also forehead wrinkles, nasal-labial folds, marionette lines, and even skin tags.
The Phi-Ion Plasma Pen is safe for all skin types and ages and leaves no scarring. It is less intrusive than laser treatment and there is little to no down-time after treatments.
The Phi-Ion Plasma Pen procedure is based on the creation of a series of minute dots adjacent to the tension lines on the skin. This plasma process triggers an instant contraction and tightening of skin fibers to create a lifting, remodeling and rejuvenating effect. This helps to iron out lines and wrinkles without the need for wrinkle relaxing injections and fillers.
What are the benefits of Phi-Ion Plasma Pen?
Plasma sublimation is a soft surgery, non-invasive method that can be used for:-
• Eyelid rejuvenation, including reducing the appearance of baggy lower and upper eyelids, as well as removing fine lines.
• Face, brow and neck lifts.
• Improving the appearance of smoker's lines around the mouth as well as repairing pigmentation spots
• Tightening sagging skin.
What is the Phi-ion Plasma Pen?
The 'Phi-Ion' also known as a 'Plasma Pen device' originally began as an effective non-surgical blepharoplasty (baggy eyelid correction). The Phi-ion Plasma Pen can be used to not only treat upper and lower eye bags but also forehead wrinkles, nasal-labial folds, marionette lines, pigmentation and even skin tags.
The Phi-Ion Plasma Pen is safe for all skin types and ages, and leaves no scarring. It is less intrusive than laser treatment and there is little to no down-time after treatments.
What are the benefits of the Plasma Pen?
The Plasma Pen is a soft surgery, non-invasive method that can be used for:-
Eyelid rejuvenation, including reducing the appearance of baggy lower and upper eyelids, as well as removing fine lines.
Face, brow and neck lifts.
Improving the appearance of smoker's lines around the mouth as well as repairing pigmentation spots
Tightening sagging skin.
Why choose Plasma over surgery or other invasive methods?
If you have been considering a surgical brow lift, neck lift or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) then below compares this treatment to surgery and injectables.
No general anesthetic is required
This procedure is non-invasive, no skin is removed and no scalpels are involved
There is no downtime. You may, however, wish to avoid social events for a couple of days following on from the procedure to allow for the reduction of the tiny dots and possible swelling where eyes have been treated.
Pricing is much more accessible
The face can be evenly rejuvenated. We can target more than one area in the same procedure. For example under eye and eyelid sagging, forehead wrinkles and marionette lines. This gives a less drastic difference between the acutely treated area under surgery and the rest of the untreated face
No product is injected into the skin and therefore no synthetic products are deposited and left to roam the body