The Erno Laszlo Institute‘s Pure Pulsation and Pure Oxygen are two oxygen-rich treatments developed by Pure Flow founder and owner Andrew Barile, and each one accomplishes different things. Pure Pulsation offers synchronized compression of your blood vessels through an intense 40-minute treatment to increase circulation and pump oxygen into your body for detoxification, creation of new blood cells, and to strengthen the cardiovascular system. Pure Oxygen involves a hyperbaric oxygen tank.
“Pure Flow is a compression therapy,” says Barile. “What we’re doing is to monitor your heart rate, similar to a Polaris heart monitor. So we know when your heart is resting. It is mechanical and super precise, and massaging doesn’t give you that same increased pressure as this does,” he adds. Bottom line: you want the blood flow to go back to your heart. The idea here is to reduce your heart rate to promote efficiency. For example, many athletes, after years of conditioning their body, have a heart rate of 40 or 50 beats per minute. However, most people’s efficiencies are far lower, which is why this treatment would be most beneficial to them.
I received the Pure Pulsation treatment and it involved my slipping into a quilted garment and having cuffs around my arms and legs. My aesthetician hooked up a machine to the garment to enable it to pump oxygen into my legs. I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t a bed of roses: you feel the pressure. But after the 40-minute treatment, I felt noticeably more rested, as though I had taken some Concorde trip to St. Barths and back.
Now, what does this all have to do with beauty? Plenty. If we start at the source, good skin starts with a good heartbeat, since healthy heart function helps with practically everything — from cell turnover to stem-cell creation. These treatments also help with improving sleep, lessen jet lag, draining the lymphatic system, which helps remove waste and toxins from the body.
For a limited time, Pure Oxygen and Pure Pulsation are available as a single session for $100, or a pack of six for $480.
Sciton®’s newest Halo™ system is the world’s first and only hybrid factional that features non-ablative and ablative wavelengths at the same time. Why is this important? Because Halo delivers both non-ablative (superficial) and ablative (deeper) wavelengths in a single pass which helps to maximize skin resurfacing results while reducing downtime.
The end result is a faster, more dramatic improvement on the visible signs of aging skin and sun damage with less swelling, redness, and peeling. Your doctor can tune it up or down, depending on how many days you can afford to take for healing.
Halo has the unique ability to provide separate treatments for the epidermis or outer layer of the skin, which heals quickly, and the dermis (deeper skin layer) which remodels more slowly over time. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon can choose one of three coverage-base treatment levels for you, and Halo calculates the exact amount of energy necessary to perform a safe and effective treatment customized for your skin concerns.
The benefits of a Halo treatment are on superficial and deeper pigmentation, brown spots, sun damage, and skin tone and texture. Boca Raton plastic surgeon Jason Pozner, MD, FACS, said; “Hybrid Fractional Lasers are poised to be the next evolution in fractional resurfacing. I can achieve results with Halo which I would only be able to get from an ablative fractional laser, but with reduced downtime that I would normally see only with a non-ablative fractional laser. It really is the best of both worlds.”
Find a physician near you at halobysciton.com.
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Getting rid of the dirt, grime and dead cells that clog pores and makes skin look and feel dull and drab is the first step to a radiant complexion. But if you can’t pop in for a facial every time you need some help, there are some cool systems that bring advanced technology to you.
Check out our six fave skin devices that bring the clinic experience straight to your bathroom.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush ($89.50) Clinique's first foray into the device space, their new cleansing brush is a perfect complement to the brand's signature pore purging products. Great for oily T-zones, and waterproof so take it right into the shower with you. Two types of bristles get skin just as polished as you want.
Foreo LUNA™ MINI ($139) Choose from 5 bright colors and a sleek compact design small enough to carry around, the LUNA Mini channels sonic pulses through soft silicone touch-points for fast, deep cleansing on the go.
Clarisonic Sonic Radiance™ Brightening Solution Kit ($249) A marriage of the classic with Aria and Mia 3 cleansing devices, the newest Clarisonic kit was designed to help fade dark spots for a more even toned complexion. The kit includes a Skin Iluminating Cleanser, Skin Renewing Peel Wash, and Brightening Activator Serum, so you're good to go right out of the box.
PMD® Personal Microderm Pro ($199) This DIY microdermabrasion system comes with four levels of exfoliating discs and two speeds for high level of intensity treatment and a lower level of intensity for sensitive skin. The PMD Pro’s spinning disc has the same Aluminum Oxide crystals used by skin professionals. When the disc starts to spin, vacuum suction extracts the grit and gunk in your pores for clear, bright skin.
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Riiviva Microdermabrasion Device ($299) Equipped with diamond tips that can move with the contours of the skin and one that can freely rotate as it passes over the surface, Riiviva's home microdermabrasion device offers a new way to exfoliate. Replaceable diamond tips can be used to rough skin of the face and body, cellulite, keratosis pilaris (little red bumps on your arms and legs), stretch marks and acne scarring, with three levels of suction to select for your skin type. P.S. It's cordless so you can move around while you use it.
Illuminage Skin Smoothing Laser ($595)
FDA-cleared to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, this home system works like the lasers you find at dermatology clinics to smooth facial aging. The energy stimulates your body to create new collagen fibers, which means smoother, firmer skin. Great for targeting those little creases around the lips and lower eyelids too. The best part is that your skin may feel tighter right after a treatment, but keep using it for even better results.