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What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Why is it Gaining Popularity?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MA"I saw a bigger change in my skin with one Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) than all those other treatments."

Collagen Induction Therapy has become one of the most popular treatments requested by clients.

It's designed to increase collagen and improve the quality of skin. It is also used to help get certain products more deeply into the skin like antioxidants and vitamin C. The goal is to smooth out areas where there are scars and wrinkles and it helps with pore size. It's a safe office-based procedure.

This collagen treatment can can be used for a range of skin issues, so people are having it done for various reasons.

People anywhere from their late teens with acne scarring to women in their 40s and beyond use it as an anti-aging treatment. It can treat stretch marks on the abdomen from pregnancy and some patients are doing it for crepe-y skin on their arms and knees. It's a great treatment because it targets so many areas, which is what makes it so popular.

Experts recommend having at least three sessions done initially each four to six weeks apart followed by annual or biannual treatments for maintenance.

The skin continues to heal and tighten over the next several weeks.

There aren't really any downsides to the procedure when it's done by a trained professional, except that you might not see the dramatic changes you would see with a cosmetic surgical procedure.

It’s a New Year. Improve your Self-confidence, Reinvent, Re-energize. Right now you can enjoy the Collagen Induction Therapy Special at Radiant Remedies in Plymouth. Contact us for more information.

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Rejuvenating Facials for the Holidays: The New Way to Exfoliate Your Face

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 15, 2017

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MAHave you always wanted to remove all the hair from your face? Have you contemplated lasers, but maybe your skin has too much melanin, which could cause hyperpigmentation. Instead have you been waxing, tweezing, and Nair-ing for years? You should discover dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. An aesthetician uses a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions.

The treatment gets rid of gnarly sideburns and facial hair with just a few passes—and best of all, it's painless. It feels quite relaxing, actually, like little baby hands running across your face.

Dermaplaning leaves your skin brighter, smoother, glowing, and more youthful. The only people who can't dermaplane are those with active pustular acne.

Here, we break down everything there is to know about dermaplaning and getting your smoothest skin ever.

You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects are increased cell turnover, reducing wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair.

Hairless skin is the cleanest

Removing the peach fuzz is beneficial since the fine hairs trap debris and oils and give skin a dull look. After dermaplaning, skin care products and treatments perform much more efficiently since they can penetrate the skin more easily. Your makeup goes on smoother as well. It's the perfect procedure to begin stacking other treatments.

For more information on rejuvenating facials for the holidays, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.


Reduce Wrinkles with Top Anti-Aging Skin Care through Coolifting Technology

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Revolutionary registered system to perform a shocking facial rejuvenation.

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MAThe anti-aging skin care treatment consists of projecting a power CO2 flow, combined with an extremely high concentration of atomized actives at a very high pressure and a very low temperature.

To reduce wrinkles together with facial rejuvenation have always been the corner stone of aesthetics.

Until now, the proposed treatments combined long sessions with scarce results or else, some timid result by enduring traumatic and invasive treatments. But nowadays, the rules of the game are changing: the Coolifting technology is here: a simple, fast and effective treatment that opens-up a new spectacular, unique, innovating and non-invasive anti-aging concept to fight wrinkles and for facial rejuvenation.

The Coolifting gun projects a powerful CO2 flow on the facial tissues, along with an extremely high concentration of atomized actives at a very high pressure and very low temperature. It is a non-invasive treatment and thus, not painful. The application pressure and temperature are technically controlled by specific software, so that its perception doesn’t represent any discomfort.

The cold CO2 flow and the atomized actives combined with the high application pressure on the sking causes an intensive penetration of the Coolifting actives and an exponential increase of its effects. The thermal shock caused by bringing an external intense cold source suddenly to the skin, which is normally at 36ºC (97ºF), generates a dermis reaction, deep and instantaneous, while stimulating the underlying tissues. For that very same cause, the circulating vessels contract and expand alternatively to counter that cold contribution (action known as paradoxical vessel-motricity). On top of that, we must add the benefits generated by the CO2: it activates blood micro-circulation, it induces production of collagen and elastine and it increases the tissues oxygenation.

All of which means a double effect: on the one hand, an immediate lifting effect, which means eliminating the superficial wrinkles, reduction of deep skin-folds and skin smoothing; on the other hand, an enduring rejuvenating effect, visible by an intense collagen and elastine stimulation, dermis regeneration and skin texture and quality improvements.

Coolifting is designed to easily treat facial wrinkles, both the expression ones and the gravitational ones: eyes outline, forehead, frown, cheeks and lips’ zone. Coolifting has been totally developed in Barcelona by a team that has combined state-of-the-art technology with the excellence, thus delivering this revolutionary system.

For more information and to reduce wrinkles, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth.

Rejuvenating Facials: Dermaplaning or Microdermabrasion?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MADermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that gently scrapes off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning is a fast rejuvenating facial when performed by the right person and spa.

Dermaplaning is a favorite if the skin facials in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh lighting and high-definition cameras. Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.

Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types, winter weather, and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.

Who is it for?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.

This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream.

Are There Immediate Side Effects?

There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

What are the Anticipated Results?

You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.

Recommended Course for Optimal Results?

Dermaplaning removes 21 days’ worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

Who Should Give me this Treatment?

Dermaplaning should be administered by a board certified dermatologist or licensed aesthetician who specializes in this procedure. An aesthetician has to be licensed in the state in which she is practicing. It’s always a good idea to ask how long they’ve been administering dermaplaning to know their level of experience.

Right now at Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA, buy $100 Gift Certificate for the Holidays and get $25 off.

For more information on dermaplaning or any other medical aesthetics procedure, contact Radiant Remedies.

Instant Face Lift: Take Off 10 Years in 5 Minutes

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 13, 2017

It is the most spectacular and instant face lift treatment to defy the passing time: 5 minutes to remove 10 years.

Coolifting, The Beauty Gun, a revolutionary system that shoots a strong CO2 flow on the facial tissues combining an extremely high concentration of atomized actives at a very high pressure and low temperature.

1. The Session

Simple, effective and fast treatment: 5 minutes that opens a new future for non-invasive facial rejuvenating.

2. Application Zones

Coolifting is designed to treat the eyes’ outline, forehead, frown, cheeks and lips’ area.

3. Later Sessions

A lasting treatment generates a durable rejuvenating effect that adds itself to the immediate lifting effect.

Number of Sessions

The instant face lift protocol consists of:

Single session: Immediate results with a single session, lifting effect: smoothens and illuminates the skin, eliminates superficial wrinkles and reduces deep wrinkles. Starts a lasting treatment.

Attack or shock treatment: 8 sessions in a month (2 per week) for a rejuvenating effect: intensive collagen stimulation, elastine, dermis regeneration, improves skin texture and quality.

Maintenance treatment: A session every two weeks

At Radiant Remedies, you'll have personalized counseling by a professional for each case.

For more information on a non-invasive face lift, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Hair Restoration Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hair Loss can be an embarrassing issue for anyone. Dr. Ashton went for a PRP hair loss treatment of injections into her scalp for her hair loss. In this video she is getting her second treatment, a month ago she had her first treatment.

What is involved in PRP?

You get some blood drawn, we draw up the platelet rich plasma, we will put numbing cream on your hair to start. Then we'll inject the PRP into the areas where you have lost the hair.

Men lose hair, but it is very embarrassing for women. At the time of this video Dr Ashton had had four treatments, but actually saw an improvement in 2 weeks. It has now been four months and the improvement is incredible.

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for hair loss is effective in hair restoration because the plasma has platelets in it which has growth factors. These factors recruits hair to grow, keeps hair that is there growing, and makes hair folicles thicker. This is very different than all other techniques and we can see results that are quite substantial.

For more information on PRP for hair loss, contact Radiant Remedies.

Rejuvenating Facials

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MAThe vampire facial, or Platelet Rich Plasma facial (PRP), involves a small blood draw and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma - the fluid part - from the red and white blood cells.

The concentrated plasma, which is rich in platelets - the part of the blood rich with growth factors - is then injected into the face. Some practitioners combine it with dermal fillers to further plump up problem areas, such as under the eye.

Gimmick or godsend?

The basic PRP treatment has been used for almost 20 years to accelerate the healing of wounds and burnt skin, and help athletes - including, reportedly, tennis ace Rafael Nadal - recover from injury. But it was when Dr Charles Runels from Alabama trademarked the name "Vampire Facelift" in 2010, during the craze for the Vampire Diaries and Twilight Saga, that the procedure became attractive for A-listers.

The godmother of vampire facials is socialite Kim Kardashian, but everyone can jump on this trend for receiving rejuvenating facials.

The recommended dosage is three sessions, four weeks apart, and then once a year for maintenance.

For more information on PRP Facials, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

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What is a Vampire Facial?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 29, 2017

Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MAExtreme anti-ageing treatment loved by celebs – all you need to know.

If you want to reverse the ageing process, you could give the cosmetic procedure, which has been nicknamed the 'vampire facial', a try.

But what is it and how does it work?

What is a vampire facial?

The 'proper' name for a vampire facial is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. It's essentially a regenerative therapy, which uses nothing but the patient's own blood.

Platelets are tiny blood cells which play a crucial part in helping the body stop bleeding - as well as repairing damaged blood vessels and cells.

You could think of them as little powerhouses, which release proteins for growth when they come in contact with the body's tissue.

In PRP, a needle is used to draw blood from the client's arm. The blood is then spun in a machine, to remove the platelets. The plasma from the blood is extracted, and spattered on the client's face using tiny acupuncture-style needles to rejuvenate their face.

Those promoting PRP say it should:

  • Improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks
  • Rejuvenate the under-eye area
  • Tighten stubborn open pours
  • Plump and add volume to any area (e.g. cheeks) where someone might otherwise get fillers.

Are vampire facials painful and are they safe?

Before any needles are injected, a local anesthetic cream is applied to the face.

This should make the treatment relatively painless, although clients should expect any injections made directly into the lip border to hurt a bit.

For more information on Vampire Facials, or PRP Facials, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

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Non Surgical Hair Restoration

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Radian Remedies, Plymouth, MAAre you looking into hair restorations? If so, Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy may be the non surgical hair restoration technique for you.

PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. The treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, microneedling, or medications such as Propecia and Minoxidil.

One patient stated:

I honestly didn't know what to expect from my PRP treatment. Quite frankly, I was slightly skeptical, but I maintained an optimistic perspective about it and I have had tremendous growth within 2 and a half months of starting the therapy. My mid-scalp was one of several focal points of balding but my hair is growing back!

Additionally, I did NOT combine PRP with any other process, therefore my hair growth is solely conducive to the PRP treatment.

For more information on PRP as a hair restoration procedure, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Getting Rid of Double Chin

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

There is a new treatment for neck fat - or getting rid of double chin. It's a series of small, painless injections that destroy fat cells. This procedure is perfect for those who are genetically predisposed, no matter their age, to having a double chin. Kybella is the first and only approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of what is known as double chin.

Watch how easy the procedure is done and find out who makes a great candidate! And right now, Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA is having a Kybella special for getting rid of double chin.

For more information, contact us.