Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts for about 90% of the signs of skin aging. The two main types of damaging rays are UVB and UVA. They damage skin cells and their DNA, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, visible vessels, thinned skin, loss of elasticity and skin cancer (including melanoma). This damage occurs directly by the incoming UV photons and indirectly by free radicals that are generated by these rays.
UVA rays (320-400nm) can pass through glass and clouds and are present every day of the year at equal intensity during all daylight hours. They account for 95% of UV rays that reach the earth. Since UVA rays are longer in wavelength than UVB, they are able to penetrate into the deeper skin layers (dermis) affecting collagen, elastin and blood vessels. UVA plays a major role in photoaging. It can also damage skin cells in the basal layer of the epidermis where most skin cancers arise (e.g. basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma). UVA light is used in tanning booths, causing the same skin and eye damage as natural sunlight.
UVB rays (290-320nm) are the main cause of tan and sunburn because they damage the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. UVB rays play a big part in the development of skin cancer, and a contributory role in photoaging and tanning. UVB rays account for 5% of the sun’s rays and vary according to season and weather conditions; they are more intense in the summer and at high altitudes. Over the last 25 years, more UVB rays have been penetrating the atmosphere because of the thinning ozone layer, increasing the risk for UBV-related sun damage. The SPF number shows the level of protection from UVB rays.
More focus has been placed on IR rays in the last few years. These rays are absorbed by the skin, converted into heat and contribute to photoaging along with UVA and UVB.
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Give your skin a lift with a unique treatment at SB Electrolysis/Spa Bellissima Inc.
With age, we tend to use our facial muscles less frequently, causing the skin to lose its tone and contours to slacken. In order to maintain a youthful face, the muscles must be stimulated to boost their activity and lift facial features. CatioVital is an exclusive treatment method that lifts features by building muscle tone and rejuvenating the appearance of the face.
The CatioVital treatment has an immediate”lifting” and firming effect after the 1stsession. This is a 50 minute treatment for the face, neck and eyes. There are three stages for the treatment, the first stage is anti-ageing tissue drainage, this stage releases accumulated tension caused by ageing and fatigue, thus improving microcirculation. The skin appears rested and is prepared for the following treatment phases. The second stage is muscle stimulation this involves lifting and stimulating the facial muscles to help increase tone and volume in order to lift your facial features. The third and final stage is a lifting massage. This is a moment of well-being and relaxation; energising essential oils are used following the muscle structure of the face to complete this amazing treatment. The skin appears regenerated and firmer, while the completion glows with spectacular radiance.
Founded in 2004, SB Electrolysis/Spa Bellissima is a full service spa based in Milton, Ontario that offers a wide variety of safe and effective treatments ranging from electrolysis and laser hair removal to relaxing manicures, pedicures and facials. All treatments are carried out using the finest in medical grade products. Other services offered include permanent hair removal, skin tag and wart removal, microdermabrasion and peels, HydraFacial, skin and body tightening, skin care and waxing. With a licensed medical doctor on staff and a vascular nurse, SB Electrolysis/Spa Bellissima is also able to offer services such as PRP, Micro needling, Botox and Filler injections.
Get rid of unwanted cellulite and firm your skin with help from Spa Bellissima
Is there anything more unsightly than cellulite? Whether it is in our arms, legs or elsewhere, cellulite looks terrible and negatively affects a person`s self-image. Fortunately people don`t have to live with nasty looking cellulite any longer thanks to modern, state-of-the-art procedures designed to break down cellulite. Spa Bellissima Cosmetic and Medical Spa based in Milton, Ontario offers its clients a deep action treatment for cellulite with Dermo-Lipo-Sculpting that can help with this condition.
The Dermo-Lipo-Sculpting treatment has three simultaneous slimming actions. First, the Lipo-Sculpting breaks down the cellulite. Second, the Ionisation dissolves the cellulite. Third, the stimulation drains the toxins and restores firmness. The Dermo-Lipo Sculpting procedure fights cellulite located in the arms, waist, stomach, thighs and knees. It is the best way to tackle and remove cellulite. People who have the procedure are amazed by the results and feel an instant boost in their self-confidence and personal appearance. It is recommended that 12 treatments are completed over a period of two to three weeks. To help us help you, you need to purchase two take home products that need to be applied twice daily.
The TechniSPA® treatments offer exceptional results, thanks to the simultaneous use of three specific technologies:
1. Double Dermo Lipo-Aspiration
In a single technical step, the massage head provides dual slimming action. As it moves over the skin, it has a vacuum effect, forming a double skin fold that boosts the effectiveness of the treatment.Patented system.
2. Double Slimming Ionisation
The double ionisation technique optimises the penetration and diffusion of the ACTIVE GEL SERUM slimming ingredients into the skin to enhance treatment results.
3. Thermal Slimming Effect
Heat diffusion helps dissolve fat on the skin’s surface and activate cutaneous microcirculation, stimulating tissue drainage and smoothing away cellulite, while ensuring optimal comfort for the client.
SLIMMING ANTI-CELLULITE ACTIVE GEL SERUM is a concentration of natural active ingredients that work synergistically to fight against and eliminate cellulite.
Pineapple Bromelain “breaks down” fat deposits and thereby helps Caffeine deeply penetrate the skin to burn and eliminate fat.
People who have been struggling with cellulite and want to do something about it should contact Spa Bellissima today. The procedures offered to treat cellulite are safe and effective. To learn more about Spa Bellissima and all that it has to offer its customers, please visit them in-person, or call 905.876.1711, or check them out online at: www.spabellissima.ca.
Electrolysis and the Growth Stages
Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Today’s medical electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers.
Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs. There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.
What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?
Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Electrolysis may be an option when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman’s upper lip, chin, or bikini line.
How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?
Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.
The life cycle of your hair
Each hair is born in a hair bulb present in the hair follicles. The hair bulb is a miniature factory where the cell division takes place. As more and more cells divide, the older cells are pushed outside the hair bulb and it grows out as a hair shaft. The hair typically proceeds through three important phases in its growth cycle, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen.
Anagen is the growth phase. The cell division happens rapidly, the older dead cells are pushed outside the hair bulb where they get keratinized and the baby hair starts to grow. The Anagen phase lasts for about 3 years. On an average each hair grows by half an inch each month. At any given time 85% of hair follicles are in growth phase.
Catagen is the resting phase or transitional phase. The hair stops growing when it enters the Catagen phase and stays in this phase for about a month. At this stage the hair follicle from which hair strand has grown starts to shrink. However, the hair does not fall out and stands firm for some time. At any given time an average 1% of hair is in resting or Catagen phase.
Telogen is the final phase and also known as the falling phase. This is the time where the mature hair falls off. This phase lasts for about 3 months. Once the hair falls out, the hair follicles re-enters the Anagen or the growth phase. At any given time approximately 10% of hair is in Telogen phase.
Factors that increases and decreases hair growth –
Now that you how hair grows it is really very important for you to know about the factors that increases and decreases hair growth.
Hormones – Female hormones generally have a favorable effect on the growth of the hair whereas the male hormones have a negative effect on the hair growth. Also hormonal issues like the diabetes, thyroid, PCOD lead to hair loss and stunted hair growth.
Genetics – Genes also play a very important role in the growth of the hair.
Stress – Stress is one of the primary factors which lead to many hair problems hair loss being one.
Diet – A poor diet leads to hair problems especially which lacks with proteins, minerals, essential fatty acids.
Medications – Lots of medications are known to have adverse effect on the hair. They are generally anti-depressant medications, many anti biotics, Vit A derivatives
5 Reasons why Golf Is the Best Sport in the World!
All types of sports require a certain amount of concentration from their participants, however golf takes it one step further – Those who have mastered the art of the ‘swing’ have an ability to stay focused during 4-5 hour long games; As a result playing a few rounds with friends is a perfect way to relieve stress accumulated during the week and the problems of day to day life seem to disappear.
Even though it is not considered a highly physically demanding sport, golfers run an average of 7 to 10 kilometers per game, with some golf courses exceeding 1,000km in length. This physical exercise has very positive effects on blood pressure and cholesterol not forgetting the actual swinging itself which exercises muscles such as the glutes, dorsal, forearms etc. amongst many others.
Things rarely go according to plan and improvisation is an indispensable quality present in all golfers; considering how many factors can interrupt the gameplay of the sport such as changes in the weather, the condition of the greens, water obstacles, size of the sand traps and bunkers etc. Escaping such hectic situations requires vast amounts of creativity.
Longer Life Expectancy
This sport also promotes a long life expectancy golfers live an average of 5 years longer on average than those who don’t play golf.
Due to its social interaction, practicing ones ‘swing’ is a perfect way to meet new and interesting people.
Who wants to play? 🙂