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Vibradermabrasion – Refresh your skin

Have the effects of a long hot summer have left your skin feeling tired, dry and red? Then it is time for a Vibradermabrasion session at
Vitruvius Divine.

What is Vibraderambrasion?

In short, Vibradermabrasion is a new therapy designed to exfoliate any part of the skin. It works by non-invasively removing the stratum corneum (the skin’s outter most layer). Once exfoliated your skin will become more permeable thus resulting in the restoration of moisture through proceeding with skin hydration therapy.

Vibradermabrasion improves the look of skin by cleaning and the removal of dead skin cells. During treatments therapists will apply a hydrating therapy to continue the dermal infusion of the skin. Vibradermabrasion in combination with the high quality skin care products available at Vitruvius Divine will help you to achieve the skin you want.

VibradermVibradermabrasion can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions:

  • Acne scaring
  • Early signs of ageing  – fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scaring from lesions
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage and dull skin
  • Poor skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin discolouration and age spots
  • Keratosis pilaris (arm bumps)

As a painless and quick treatment, no aftercare is required and patients will be able to apply makeup directly after. At Virtruvius Divine, we recommend a series of  30 minute treatments to ensure the best results. Results will also vary.

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IPL Hair Reduction

  • Are you sick of ingrown hairs and the imminent pain of waxing?

  • Are you fed up with the consistent up keep of waxing and in between growth?|

  • Are you over the being a slave to the razor?

  • Have you heard about IPL hair reduction?

At Vitruvius Divine we pride ourselves on being able to provide cosmetic solutions to historical problems.

What is IPL?

IPL or Intense Pulse Light is a technology designed to inhibit the growth of hair follicles. “Light is used for hair removal passes through the skin and absorbed by the pigment within the hair follicle.” (1)  After the area has been treated, hairs will begin to fall out.

The IPL procedure produces a flash of filtered light, which is absorbed by the pigment melanin. The heated hair then absorbs the light pulse which is transferred to surround cells and the result denatures the cells. The process on the cells results in the inability to produce further hair growth. (2)

IPL Hair Removal

Fig 1: Stages of IPL Treatment

People with white skin and dark black hair will experience the best results from IPL. Olive skin and light hair seems to have reduced results but improvements in technology have allowed the procedure to be more successful. Before the initial treatment our highly trained clinicians will assess and tailor the IPL treatment to suit your skin and hair colour.

How long to the treatments take?

Treatments take anywhere between 15 – 30 minutes depending on the areas treated. We recommend about 6-8 sessions to begin with, and then a follow up once or twice a year. Patients will begin to see results of 30-40% after the first treatment.

Is it painful?

IPL is relatively painless. Most patients experience a quick pulse  during each other their treatments. But the basic rule is the less hair, the less pulses. We have a variety of post-treatment skin lotions to soothe your skin.

Where can I get IPL?IPL Hair Reduction

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Stomach
  • Bikini/Brazilian
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Back

How to prepare for treatments:

  • No waxing/using depilatory creams/electrolysis at least 6 weeks prior
  • Avoid tanning 4-6 weeks prior
  • Feel free to continue shaving 2-3 days before, leave a little growth for evaluation

Aftercare:

  • For the next 24hours avoid any form of heat or sweat (as it may cause irritation)
  • Avoid if possible sun exposure to IPL areas (including tanning beds)
  • Cover areas with sunscreen for extra protection during the course of treatment

** More information will be provided at the time of consultation. RESULTS WILL VARY.


1) Scheicher, S.M. MD., 2004,  Skin Sense: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Skin and Facial Care, iUniverse, p37
2) http://www.worldwidehealth.com/health-article-How-does-Hair-Removal-with-IPL-Therapy-work.html


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What is Fat Cavitation?

CmsSo you look in the mirror and you can see those areas on your body that you absolutely dislike? It doesn’t matter how many times you run along the beach, ride your bike or play sport, they do not seem to disappear.

We have a solution for you. It is called Fat Cavitation. At Vitruvius Divine, we have recently purchased a new Fat Cavitation machine to target those fatty areas.

How does Fat Cavitation work?

As a relatively new procedure it is a non invasive and aims to break down fat cells by using ultrasound technology. The machine works on the basis of “on the formation of cavitation bubbles within the fatty tissue. The cavitation bubble collapse and tear the fatty cells membranes. As a result, the fatty cells die and the fat is removed from the treated area.” (1)  Moreover, the ultrasound shocks the targeted area and breaks down the fat cells which are then dispersed into the lymphatic system and drained into your liver to be metabolised . (2)

Fat Cavitation

Fig 1 Shows the effect in which the Cavitation Ultrasound Technology has on the fatty cells.


What areas can be targeted?

At Vitruvius Divine we can cater your treatment to suit your needs. Be it stubborn belly fat for men or cellulite for women we can make it work for you.

Most common areas of treatment are:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Bottom
  • Upper Arm

Although Fat Cavitation aims to breakdown fatty cells, it is not a weight loss solution. It should be viewed as skin resurfacing and tightening. Alike all of our treatments, we recommend continued exercise and healthy eating to achieve sustainable results.

Fat Cavitation Treatments last for about 30-45 minutes depending on the areas treated. We recommend between 6-10 sessions, with results occurring after the third session.


1) Azahari, H., 2010, Basics of Biomedical Ultrasound for Engineers, John Wiley and Sons, pp. 338
2) http://www.bodysculpt.ch/en/cavitation-radiofrequency/principle/ – Cavitation Principle