We might not admit it, but we humans are highly attuned to skin. Like hair, skin gives a visual clue as to an individual’s health. Most people aren’t consciously aware of this but it’s hard to deny the evidence for this. Well, while most of us aren’t exactly suffering from skin disease that doesn’t stop us from wanting to look our best. I certainly do.
What’s also hard to deny is that people are willing to go extreme lengths to achieve those beauty standards. The saying, “No pain, no gain” certainly has reassured us for a long time now. Yes, it is PERFECTLY acceptable to lose a toe so that your feet will fit into that slim crystal dress shoe for the sake of beauty, all else be… so there!
And those of us who routinely get our facials are familiar with the agony and embarrassment that follows the procedure. BUT… what if there was a way to avoid this Mad Max road trip altogether??
Introducing the Ido’s CLAPS facial skincare therapy!
I’ll be honest that the last time I did this type of treatment was sometime last year and may not be exactly up to date with the latest methodologies, but what I do recall is that it was quick and COMPLETELY painless. I think the refresher course they gave regarding proper skincare (you know? Never touch your face with unwashed hands, using lukewarm water, and patting it dry as opposed to cleaning a table surface) hurt my brain marginally more than the treatment did… which was negligible.
The entire treatment will take about an hour in what is known as APAS (Acne, Pigment, Aging and Sensitivity).
STEP 1: Biojet Waterless Cleanse.
The first step involved is a facial cleanser to remove dirt and grim from the skin surface. Ido uses a special cleanser that contains biomedical agents for a deeper cleanse. It’s also a lot less messy and you won’t need to specifically get up and wash your face!
STEP 2: Aqua Peel
This step involves the use of a diamond probe gently exfoliating dead skin and unclogging pores while at the same time delivering topical (which means to directly apply on the surface) actives into the skin.
STEP 3: Cryo-Pulse Light
Low-level laser (light) therapy is known to stimulate skin cell signaling pathways are activated and electron transport, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) nitric oxide release, blood flow and reactive oxygen species increase. This rejuvenates the skin and reduces skin pigmentation.
STEP 4: Deep Dermal Wave
A fancy word for a treatment using radio set a specific frequency that is thought to aid resurfacing of skin by reconstituting the collagen layer, thus eliminating wrinkles and the elephant effect. For those of you who are of the scientific alignment, you can read up on the topic here and decide for yourself.
STEP 5: Ultrasound
Probably similar to step 4 above.
STEP 6: The Facial Mask
We are all aware of that this is, and while recent skincare advice seems to advise against overdoing skin oil removal (which forms the natural barrier that protects the skin from germs and moisture loss), it is hard to resist the nice, calming effect one gets from a face mask.