The Radiancy Facial Toning Device TM, is a micro phototherapy device intended for home skin rejuvenation. According to the manufacturer, "the device can be used either as a stand alone treatment or packaged as part of a more comprehensive skin care program." It can be purchased at a very reasonable price for use in the comfort of your house and has been tested by BOLANDCELL . It is safe treatment but the user must be patient as definitive changes take a few months to appear. This means changes are gradual. Use with a good moisturizer and consider NEOSTRATAT BIONIC FACE SERUM . Apply at night. Can be obtained from GenopT in South Africa .
Clinical trails, in patients undergoing facial rejuvenation with micro phototherapy device (Radiancy®) showed the following:
- Increased density of organized dermal collagen
- Increased formation of new collagen formation
- Improved skin appearance, skin texture and fine lines
AVOID THE FOLLOWING LESIONS WHEN USING THE RADIANCY FACIAL TONING DEVICE TM
- Birthmarks or pigmented lesions (sun spots and age spots): cover these lesions with a non-flammable white sticker prior to treatment (manufacturer's recommendation).
CONTRA-INDICATIONS TO THE USE OF THE RADIANCY FACIAL TONING DEVICE TM
- Pregnancy and lactating mothers
- Recent skin exposure to strong sun light or tanning machine
- Use of cosmoceuticals that induced photosensitivity within the past 6 weeks
- Diabetes-induced skin lesions
- Other dermatological-induced skin lesions
- Use of Accutane within the past 6 months
- Steroid usage in the past 3 months
- History of herpes facialis outbreaks
- Presence of implants: pacemaker, incontinence device, insulin pump
- Skin diseases related to photosensitivity: Porphyries, polymorphic light eruption, solar urticaria, lupus vulgaris
- History of skin cancer (squamous or basal cell carcinoma)
- Recipient of radiotherapy or chemotherapy within the past 3 months
- Other unstable conditions, underlying systemic disorders known to the referring general practitioner. Under these circumstances it would make it unsafe for patients to have phototherapy.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF THE PHOTOTHERAPY DEVICE FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION
- The Radiancy Facial Toning Device TM is a non-invasive light and heat based technology
- The technology is designed to initiate dermal collagen regeneration.
- The technology is designed to improve the skin's appearance
- The technology is designed to improve and tightening of facial skin
- The technology is thus aimed at improvement of skin texture (end-point analysis)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (MANUFACTURER)
Light source: pulsed light
Pulse duration: 1.6 msec
Energy: 4.5 J per pulse (standard yellow LUA)
Fluence: High: 14.4 J/cm 2
Medium: 9.6 J/ cm 2
Low: 6 J/cm 2
Spot size: 14x 27 mm
Wave length: 400-1200 nm
GENERAL ASPECTS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING THE DEVICE
- Keep client records (keep photographic diary, because collagen renewal is a slow process and can take up to several months to become noticeable (manufacturer recommendation)
- The skin toner may be used as stand alone treatment or combined with skin supplements
A PREREQUISITE FOR SKIN TONING TREATMENT IS TO HAVE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE FITSPATRICK SKIN TYPE CLASSIFICATION
i.Always burns, never tans
ii .Always burns, tan less than average
iii .Sometimes burns, tans average
iv. Rarely burns, tans with ease
v. Moderately pigmented, always tans
vi. Deeply pigmented, never burns
ENERGY LEVEL SETTINGS
Beginning energy level
Advantages of the Radiancy Facial Toning Device TM
- Easy to grasp mechanism of action
- Easy to operate and can be customized by the person
- User friendly
- Can be used at home at your leisure (very cost effective)
- Can be used in Spa's
- No downtime
- Tested and proven technology
- Easy to set, once you grasp the value of the Fitzpatrick skin type classification
PHOTOTHERAPY IS A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY FOR FACIAL SKIN TIGHTENING and there are many device on the market ( RF, TitanT, PixelT, FraxelT, SyneronT, IPL'S , fractional non-ablative thermodermolysis).Be very wary of ablative lasers that can cause weeping of the skin, variable results, scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
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