Non-invasive procedures, to help revive and rejuvenate the skin, have taken the world by storm. The boom in recent technology and new procedures has helped to create a thriving industry in Australia. Now, more than ever, people are looking to these non-invasive procedures as a way to help improve their self-confidence and image, while avoiding surgery.
Below is a brief review of four of these cutting-edge technologies:
- IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
IPL uses beams of different wavelengths which target chemical compounds called chromophores in the skin. The laser’s light is absorbed by the chromophores, causing them to break up and be absorbed by the skin. This results in the skin being rejuvenated and causes deeper layers to manufacture more collagen providing “newer” skin. Also used for hair removal, the light destroys the base of the hair follicle removing excess hair.
- Coolsculping (cryolipolysis)
This technique involves using controlled cooling to eliminate fat that resists even the most dedicated diet and exercise regimens. The cooling technique uses round paddles to target fat cells in the body and over the weeks following treatment, these fats cells die and are removed. Research has shown that this method is effective as these fat cells die before healthy tissue, like the skin.
- Fraxel Laser (Fractional resurfacing)
The Fraxel Laser targets a damaged area of the skin, usually from ageing or sun damage using light to penetrate deep into the skin. The laser is very focused and treats only a small area of skin, leaving surrounding tissues with no damage. This helps to promote natural healing by allowing the body to absorb the destroyed cells and replace them with new and rejuvenated ones.
- Dermal needling
Also called micro-needling or collagen induction therapy, needles are placed into the skin creating a puncture and “micro” wound. The body reacts to this wound, even though small and painless, and uses the natural response to produce new collagen, elastin, and blood vessels. This causes rejuvenation, firmness, and helps to reduce current scars.
These four are just examples of the many new procedures that are being performed daily in clinical offices and spas all over Australia. The increase in technologies and beauty/anti-ageing procedures has turned into an increase in work, and a shortage of people who are trained, and paid well, to administer these techniques, with clinics are currently searching for potential employees who can help them bring in, and retain, more clients.
Graduates of TACHW are able to utilise their skills and in-depth knowledge of dermal science and clinical aesthetics to great effect when performing skin procedures, with many clinics experiencing a boost in business and revenue by implementing new treatment modalities.
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