If you have ever walked into a salon or spa looking for a facial for dull, aging skin, the term most commonly thrown at you is - oxygen! The premise is correct - stable oxygen is great for your skin and helps in cell regeneration. Our urban lifestyle, particularly in a metro like Delhi/Gurgaon, results in our skin having to deal with pollutants and other environmental aggressors, which essentially strangle cells, preventing optimal oxygen flow through the skin cells and, therefore, minimizing the potential for optimal cell regeneration. This lack of cell regeneration results in dull, uneven and prematurely aging skin.
An oxygen facial helps the oxygen reach into deeper layers of the cells, helping in the production of collagen - which improves the texture and elasticity of your skin. It also improves the skin's ability to absorb nutrients such as anti-oxidants, further aiding the skin's healthy development. However, while oxygen facials are great, not all treatments carrying that tag are equal, or even effective.
One of the most effective, non-invasive, oxygen treatments is OxyGeneo® - a specialized corrective treatment that treats tired, dry and dull skin, scaly skin, hyperpigmentation, uneven tones and fine lines.
OxyGeneo® - The 3-in-1 facial
OxyGeneo® combines all the benefits of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and oxygenating facials, giving your skin the benefits of exfoliation, infusion of nutrients and oxygenation in a single treatment, without any invasive damage or side-effects.
The facial is carried out using a specialised machine called geneO+. It has two components: one that exfoliates the skin and activates the rejuvenation serum, and another which helps the serum penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin. The first step of this treatment is exfoliation. Your therapist will use a Capsugen tablet, which exfoliates the upper skin layer to remove dead cells, smoothen and renew the skin, preparing it to receive active nutrients. In the second step, a cocktail of active ingredients are infused into the skin along with radiofrequency for skin tightening. At Skin 'n Smiles, our doctors will advice you on the correct cocktail suitable for your skin needs.
NeoBright for Skin Brightening
The NeoBright cocktail of active ingredients lightens skin tone, minimizes the appearance of skin pigmentations and uneven skin tone. It contains:
- Azelaic acid - A recognized agent for treating skin hyperpigmentation
- Kojic acid - A naturally occurring agent produced by fungi which inhibits melanin production. When combined with azelaic acid, it provides a skin lightening and bleaching effect.
- Retinol - A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol has been clinically proven to increase collagen and skin cell regeneration.
NeoRevive for Anti-Aging
The NeoRevive formula rejuvenates your skin, making the skin smooth, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and giving your skin an overall brighter complexion. The active ingredients in NeoRevive are:
- Hyaluronic acid - increases hydration and prevents moisture loss from skin, helping achieve more supple skin and reducing wrinkles.
- Peptides - small protein fragments which strengthen the skin’s ability to retain fluids. Combined with hyaluronic acid, peptides help in dermal repair.
- Retinol - increases collagen production and in combination with the other active ingredients, helps in skin cell regeneration, making it one of the best anti-aging solutions.
The third and final step of the OxyGeneo® treatment involves oxygenation of the skin. The geneO+ device is used to produce CO2 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface creating a physiological response, sending oxygen-rich blood to the area. This increases capillary flow and skin metabolism. Oxygenation results in optimal absorption of active ingredients.
You can expect to see brighter skin with improved skin-tone, reduced appearance of wrinkles, and a renewed youthful glow even after the first treatment. And what's more ... pumping some clean and pure oxygen into your skin improves its ability to absorb nutrients, and can actually enhance the effectiveness of your other skin-care products! For best long-term results, our doctors recommend a series of 6 to 8 treatments.