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Pulse Dermatology & Laser

866199298220a853b4e51128562ab9fdRecently launched in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town is a brand new and fresh take on Dermatology & Laser, called PULSE, headed up by beautiful and passionate Amy Bowie who has 6 years experience in the UK and has  worked alongside with some of the industry best dermatologists and plastic surgeons, she has the passion and drive in order to bring South Africans up-to-speed on the international offerings of non-surgerical treatments with her passion for advanced aestheitc procedures.

Amy Bowie the brains and Beauty of Pulse Dermatology  & Laser

Amy Bowie the brains and beauty of Pulse Dermatology & Laser

Customers on the South African shores are rather discreet when it comes to plastic surgery, unlike our overseas counterparts who have hopped onto the plastic surgery bandwagon, we tend to opt for more discreet non-invasive, minimal downtime (if any) solutions. Treatments such as the Vampire Facial, Dermaroller – micro needling, diamond dermabrasion and not to mention Laser which is the answer to many problems such as hair removal, skin pigmentation, skin tightening and non-invasive laser liposuction, all of which have a huge popularity and demand locally. Pulse have acknowledged this, offered all of these treatments and more for the best and most effective non-invasive treatments available. Local trends, suggest that laser lipo is amongst one of the most sought after treatments and Amy says,

Laser Lipo seems to be huge here in Cape Town, however I find that in most cases patients are getting more water loss with this treatment than anything else, which has resulted in us bringing in London’s star body tightening laser, The Near Infra Red in motion laser from Alma lasers -NIR. This not only speeds up the localised metabolism of the area treated, but it instantly tightens the skin. The results have been fantastic! And because it is working deep in the skin and fatty tissue, the results last! It gives the effect of a bottom lift and is great for saddle bags, muffin tops, excess weight around the abdomen and even those bingo wings.”

With all the hype surrounding laser, Amy advises that without knowing your onions about how the process of laser works it could potentially be a risk to you,

Laser is basically a method of creating a controlled wound to resurface skin damage or target hair. The area treated needs to be taken care of according to what was done. Also certain medications make one light sensitive so one needs to assess whether the laser is appropriate to use. If patients are on medications that thin the skin: ie Roaccutane, then laser is a big no no.

With being an educated customer, before having any laser treatments Amy suggests that some of the most important questions to ask the laser technician is how much experience they have; what their success rates are; whether it is IPL or laser and what care is needed after the area is treated and for how long. Pulse is unique as each consultation is promised to address your personal needs and concerns rather than a generic treatment provided to anyone that walks through the door. The treatments provided are a solution to your needs and concerns which are customised for you, within your budget to avoid breaking the bank.

In terms of equipment, Pulse makes use of the UK Gold aesthetics award winning Soprano XLI Pain free Laser Hair Removal and Soprano XLI Pain Free Skin Tightening machines which are pain free as the names suggest and are safe to use on all skin colours. Amy tells us that before considering any laser treatment be sure that SPF is the staple of your daily skin care routine and if you have sensitive skin take an anti-histamine an hour before your laser treatment in case of “heat rash” from the laser. The other treatments on the menu at Pulse also make use of internationally acclaimed machinery like the Nuskin 500 from London for Microdermabrasion. The biggest trend in terms of aesthetics and laser which Amy believes is going to be a big hit with the South African market is combining these therapies together, like making use of lasers and LED therapy in one session in order to have better results with little down time following treatments. Combining the treatments requires a lot of knowledge and skill from the aesthetician and with Amy’s past experience abroad she is confident in performing these therapies together at Pulse.

Pulse Dermatology & Laser’s full treatment offering extends from pain free laser hair removal, general skin health, psoriasis treatment, acne control, scar reduction, rosacea treatment, cellulite reduction, and the revolutionised fat reduction laser and even more but for a full list please visit their website, their Facebook and their Twitter @PulseDerm.

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DCL Skincare

A while back I had the privilege to attend an event at the Laserderm Aesthetic Clinic branch in Claremont for some informative information on the Gentle Max Pro Laser system as well as the DCL skincare range, which I was not familiar with at all but now I am and thought I would share this new found knowledge with you all.DCL

At a glance the Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, otherwise known as DCL, looks somewhat pharmaceutical in appearance, crisp white with no graphics or imagery but rather just clearly labelled. This first impression is not far from the truth as the products are developed and collaborated with the medical field in order to create a “focus group” which marks out the development of the formulas in order to achieve the best possible result for the end user. The best news: DCL is cruelty free!

The company is 33 years old and co-pioneered the development of AHA’s, (Alpha Hydroxy Treatments) which are unique in their own right. Who wouldn’t want to be able to resurface their skin or address uneven skin tone and decongest pores all while ridding the skin of dead skin cells for great results in clarity and texture?

Similar to other skincare brands, DCL offer anti-ageing, eye care products, antioxidant products, specialised and general cleansing, specialised moisturising, specialised masks and specialised sun protections. The DCL products are a luxury skincare brand which is driven on results. As with most of the luxurious things in life, they are not cheap but can you place a price on the health of your skin?

Some of my top picks for the products within the range are:

Top picks for mature skin

DCL SKIN RENEWALSkin Renewal R1,000

A daytime skin treatment to combat the signs of ageing. The product contains 10% Glycolic fruit acid which resurfaces the skin and evens the tone and texture; the anti-oxidant green tea helps build the immunity of the skin; the chemical free SPF 20 shields the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays; hydrating moisturiser which leaves no residue; makeup can easily be applied over the product. Continue reading

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Gweneth Paltrow covers Harpers Bazaar May 2013

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Gweneth Paltrow has appeared on the cover of Harpers Bazaar magazine for the May 2013 issue. She reveals her fears for getting older and her secrets of staying beautiful throughout her life.

this has to be the only image I'm not that fond of from the shoot, it appears "plastic" to me... what about you?

this has to be the only image I’m not that fond of from the shoot, it appears “plastic” to me… what about you?

Wearing a Balenciaga look, Gweneth looks cheerful on the cover. Caught on the lenses by Daniel Jackson and beautified by makeup artist/stylist Julia von Boehm, she reveals all her deepest secrets of life after turning 40, which happened last year…. can you believe it??

“You know, I use organic products, but I get laser. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. I’ve probably tried everything… I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m fifty. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.”

Everything is not as fatal as it may appear. She is rational about getting older and asks herself different questions about the possibility of getting into more films, having another child, moving back to the USA. However, she also had some fears but she has learnt from them in the past.

“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay – Shawn Carter – Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”

She was reminiscent about her married life, she and her husband, Chris Martin are becoming really close since their marriage in 2003.

“We are growing into very similar people. It’s cool, it’s good. It’s not always easy though!”

She has been quite active in her work life, appearing in movies such as Thanks for Sharing, The Avengers and the coming movie, Iron Man 3, while she is also rumoured to be in another unnamed movie due in 2014.

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