BEST Equipment for the BODY 2012 at Avora Skin Spa, Coquitlam In recognition of its leading edge nature, Silhouet-Tone receives several awards each year. These awards acknowledge the company’s innovation and reflect the overall level of customer satisfaction. Silhouet-Tone’s Lumicell Wave was recently named Best Equipment for the Body for 2012. This title was bestowed by…
Fighting Free Radical aging with Avora Skin Spa & Tokyo Lift skin care.
Free radicals and oxidative stress are the culprits behind many threats to our bodies. They are considered one of the main causes of aging and many diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Fortunately, we know how to combat them.
Free Radicals are molecules, atoms, or ions that contain a single electron on their outermost orbit. These free radicals are highly active in their quest for an electron to pair up with, and oxidise every compound they come in contact with, causing what is known as oxidative stress. Free radicals attack genetic material, lipids of cell walls, and polysaccharides – the building blocks of every cell in our bodies. Even worse, the reaction started by a free radical, sets off a domino effect, leading to serious imbalances in bodily functions. A cell with a damaged membrane is no longer capable of serving its metabolic functions, while damaged genetic codes lead to the formation of tumors. Free radicals are ubiquitous. They are formed as a result of ultraviolet radiation, certain drugs, and unhealthy trans-fatty acids in our diets. They are found in polluted air and cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, free radicals are even formed inside our own bodies as by-products of metabolic functions, such as breathing.
A natural defence – antioxidants.
Luckily, our bodies have developed defence mechanisms against destructive free radicals. Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize these molecules. Two examples that everyone knows are vitamin C and E, an effective duo in the fight against free radicals. Other effective antioxidants include rosemary acid, ferulic acid, and coenzyme Q10.
But antioxidants are not only hope against free radicals. Another protective system depends on compounds that act as enzymes, preventing the formation of the harmful molecules or rendering them inert.
LED Photo-Facial Therapy at Avora Skin Spa, Coquitlam
Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is a revolutionary anti-aging skin care procedure that is used to treat multiple adverse skin conditions. LED therapy results in improved skin and a more youthful appearance. LED photo-facial rejuvenation is ideal to complement anti-aging skin care programs, often used in conjunction with microdermabrasion and non-aggressive chemical peel skin treatments. In addition to a more youthful appearance, patients experience a dramatic improvement of acne and fine lines.
LED produces multiple wavelengths of visible and invisible light delivered at low intensity. Because there is little or no heat generated from LED there is no risk of tissue damage.
LED technology was originally developed to enhance the growth of plant tissue in space by NASA. NASA’s space program also proved that LED light promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. It is for these reasons that LED therapy has become a significant and useful aesthetic procedure.
LED therapy is the application of sending a broad band of energy at a low intensity to the skin for therapeutic and anti-aging purposes. LED photo facial treatment is effective in generating a response within living tissue because it activates and stimulates the ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) within the body. ATP governs how cells use energy and when ATP use is enhance from LED exposure, it prompts affected cells to do what they do naturally, but at an accelerated rate.