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Photorejuvenation and Blu-u

The skin condition treatments at Sheila's Day Spa address a wide range of common skin care concerns such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of aging, brown spots, red spots, birthmarks, unsightly small veins, and other blemishesIntense Pulse Light (IPL)   works by targeting these skin imperfections in a treatment called Photorejuvenation.   Blu-u is used for the effective treatment of acne.


Photorejuvenation (IPL)

Single session, $250.00
Series of 6, $1327.43

What is Photorejuvenation?  
Photorejuvenation offers a safe, non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual skin condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction.

How is the Photrejuvenation procedure performed?  
A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like a snapping of a small rubber band. And anesthetic cream mayb eused, but is seldom required. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that provides excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effect and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes about 20 minutes.

Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of five or six treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all of your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with a very low risk - and, it preserves the wonderful 'no downtime' feature that people appreciate so much.

How do other treatments compare to Photorejuvenation?
While there are lasers that treat red spots, other lasers that treat brown spots, and other yet that are used for resurfacing facial skin, no technology provides the long-term improvement of complexion and texture of the IPL Photorejuvenation program - all without the slightest interruption in your busy lifestyle.

What conditions can Photorejuvenation treat?
Enlarged pores, dull complexions, and other facial imprefections or abnormalities can be a distraction from your well being and apperance, no matter how healthy and young you feel. IPL technology improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin while at the same time delivering beneficial thermal energy to deep tissue. After a series of treatments, you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and the appearance of smoother, revitalized skin. The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, the chest, and the hands.

The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging, trama, sun exposure, and certain lifestyle factors cause a number of them to break, appearing as red streaks or blotches on the face. IPL therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.

Rosacea is a skin aliment that leaves people red-faced from dilated blood vessels and chronic flushing. Rosacea can also cause pimples and/or blisters on the nose and cheeks. For women and men, IPL can successfully treat dilated bllod vessels and redness without injuring the surrounding healthy skin, while greatly reducing the episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.


The state-of-the-art Blu-u offers effective, non-invasive and pain-free blue light treatment for moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris, a condition affecting millions of adults, teens and children in Canada. Narrow band blue light causes a photodynamic effect within the pylosebaceous gland that kills the bacteria primarily responsible for acne vulgaris.


What is acne, and why is it so hard to control?
There are many types of acne. The most common is called acne vulgaris. Almost everyone goes through a period of acne at one time or another.Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands. Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy.However, the tiny pathway for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium called p. acnes grows inside. In a short time, the area swells up, and forms a pimple in the skin. At certain times of life, this process becomes very active, troublesome and hard to control.

Is there a new way to control moderate acne?
There are many treatments for moderate acne - creams, washes, medications - mild ones and very strong ones. However, your doctor may decide that certain medications, such as antibiotics, aren't right for you. Your case of moderate acne may not be responding to medications or other conventional treatments. It may be hard for you to keep up with complicated routines of skin care. Maybe it is time to consider something new.

What's the BLU-U system? How does it work?
There is a new treatment available that doesn't depend on medication. It's called BLU Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy. The BLU-U is a very special blue light that can kill the p.acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple - you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up for you, usually a 15-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It is very safe, it's not hot, it's not painful at all. After some weeks, the blue light can control your acne, or clear it up for a very long period.

The BLU-U was cleared by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris