Omnilux Light Therapy was developed in the late 1980’s by Oncologist Dr Colin Whitehurst to Treat Non Melanoma Skin Lesions without having to cut the skin. Funded by the UK Cancer council and Patented in 1998 so this dynamic light therapy could be used worldwide and is now used in more than 60 countries. Is considered The Gold Standard in LED, the only LED DEVICE with 40+ clinical studies as confirmation of proof of results. The unfortunate fact is that not all LED Light Therapy are created equally. OMNILUX ensures that because of their clinical papers, trials and vigorous testing it has attained medical grade status. During the medical trials it was observed that light had a rejuvenating effect on both the appearance and tone of the surrounding skin. This led to the development of treatments that Skin Professionals were able to introduce to Clients. This was truly exciting as OMNILUX not only had the correct intensity and wavelength required to reach the DERMIS ( where everything begins) but was able to treat and repair damage to cells. This was only able to be done with the right LIGHT DOSE delivered to the tissue. It has to be the correct LIGHT WAVELENGTH to successfully activate our cells, without this major detail it will be ineffective and you may as well for all intents and purposes put your skin under a traffic light!!     

SWITCH ON THE LIGHT – SWITCH ON YOUR CELLS

Quite literally when you have an OMNILUX LIGHT THERAPY TREATMENT you are switching on your cells.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN: Put simply when you have a treatment, an energy source called ATP which we already have in our cells  AND STARTS TO DEPLETE as we get older is introduced back into our cells. A cell with more energy is a much healthier and happy cell, however this is only the beginning of how OMNILUX can treat and benefit every skin.

Red:

Targets the cell membrane, strengthening the ‘gatekeeper’, the stronger the gatekeeper the better the cells can protect and repair damage. Increased blood flow for up to 72 hours leading to greater tissue oxygenation and detoxification, by drawing on our natural hydration sources to the skin results in plumper, clearer with less fine lines and increased hydration

White:

Targets the nucleus, strengthening the the life force of the cell- where the energy is produced.It penetrates deep into the dermis, stimulating fibroblast activity which produces collagen keeping our skin young and healthy.

Key benefits

  • Increases the absorption of treatments and products
  • Collagen and elastin production
  • Oxygenating and detoxifying
  • Boosts hydration
  • Evens skin tone
  • Increases Lymphatic drainage
  • Firming and tightening

What Can it treat?

Omnilux treats a range of skin conditions such as:

  • Dehyrdration
  • Pigmentation
  • Rosecea
  • Acne, Inflammation and Scarring
  • Aging
  • Psoriasis and Dermatitis 
  • With it’s anti inflammatory response in the skin, wound healing and tissue regeneration benefits OMNILUX delivers!

To Summarise:

How do we use Omnilux in our treatments?

The Brow and Skin Studio was one of the first salons in Brisbane to introduce Omnilux and it is still our go to treatment– it never lets us down. We use this in conjunction with all our other treatments, peels, microdermabrasion, collagen induction, Cosmelan and Mesoeclat as it increases the effectiveness and takes the treatment and the clients skin to a new level. We have used Omnilux pre and post medical procedures as it gives 40% quicker results with healing and reducing scarring.

We have been using Omnilux since 2007, and the simple fact is the clients who have had treatments regularly have achieved a far greater outcome with their skin health.

If you only have one treatment, try Omnilux, Your skin will love you for it!!

Anyone who has ever experienced pigmentation knows how difficult it can be to treat. You think you have it under control and wham, back it comes. A little unknown piece of information that is vitally important to know, is the pigmentation you see on the surface of your skin is only part of the story. What you are seeing is only 40% of what is actually there, the other 60% is what lies beneath and unfortunately what lies ahead in the future. To understand the how and the why it occurs in some skins and not others we need to know the mechanisms that can trigger pigmentation, the steps to treat and finally the solution to prevent it recurring, but first things first.  We need to understand the pigmentation process so strap yourself in for a mini science lesson

WHAT IS MELANIN AND WHERE IS IT PRODUCED

  • Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour
  • Melanocytes are cells responsible for melanin production: they are found in the surface layer of our skin
  • Melanocytes produce granules called melanosomes that when filled with melanin create the pigmentation.

Are you still with me??? Once we have some knowledge about how it happens, we can understand why at times it can seem impossible to treat,  however with Cosmelan which addresses not only the pigmentation, but the underlying cause, decreasing and regulating the overproduction of melanin. There are unfortunately many band aid remedies, some products only bleach the pigmentation instead of treating it, in much the same way as using bleach to remove mould, which only addresses the surface not the cause. ( Pigmentation and mould have a lot in common, both left untreated will become uncontrollable)

SO HOW DO WE TREAT IT

There are many triggers that set pigmentation off. A multitude of factors both external and internal effect melanin production. These can include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Ageing
  • Inflammation
  • Medication
  • Genetics ( yes you can blame your parents)
  • Hormonal changes ( pregnancy, Menopause)
  • Chemicals, think perfume, when the sun hits the area it can cause pigmentation.

COSMELAN Originating in Spain, is the world’s leading professional Skin depigmentation method, and at The Brow and Skin Studio Brisbane, COSMELAN would be our go to choice for Clients who have exhausted all other avenues and are serious about tackling this condition once and for all. This treatment is a 1 off that surpasses all expectations. Simply put, It acts by inhibiting tyrosinase activation, a trigger for pigmentation,  blocking and reducing the the amount of melanin formed, reducing the intensity of dark spots, stimulating epidermal renewal and intensively combating the build up of melanin. Just to give you another analogy: have you ever seen how fleas proliferate on a dog, pigmentation is exactly the same, if left untreated and nothing is done, nothing will change and it will become uncontrollable.

If a picture says a thousand words, let these pictures do the talking!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO SUMMARISE AND CONCLUDE

  • Cosmelan has a dual effect, corrective and regulating, achieving long term results by keeping pigmentation under control and preventing any recurrence.
  • Leader in depigmentation
  • Strict quality standards demonstrates it’s excellent safety profile and skin tolerance.
  • Visible results from the first week of treatment, long lasting effect ensures a great outcome for Clients.
  • Creates continuous depigmentation
  • Pigmentation regulation
  • Reappearance control
BROWS ARE THE FRAME OF THE FACE, LOOK AFTER THEM, THEY CAN CHANGE YOUR WHOLE LOOK!!! A bold statement but very true. So many trends and fads have come and gone thankfully from the overplucked  brows of the seventies through to the thicker but slightly messier brow made famous by Brooke Shields, to the present day where we have fuller and more defined brows. We have been overplucked, over threaded, which by the way, makes your brows grow back incredibly coarse, unruly and a nightmare to control as they are all different lengths. No doubt about it, Beautiful brows can change the look of your face. Over the years of styling thousands of brows, our philosophy has always been that brows should accentuate never dominate our features. A full natural brow with a sweeping soft arch, never exaggerated will always be a classic timeless look. For far too long we have seen the excessively dramatic and overdrawn brows that have become popular, however I believe this current fad definitely needs some adjustment, and am more than hopeful this will reflect in the coming year. Not only can they be overwhelming and detract from our natural features, but also can make us look angry and unnatural. The perfect brow is not always an instant fix, sometimes seems out of our reach, however with a large dose of patience and a firm commitment, and one hair at a time, your perfect brow maybe just around the corner.  The only way for this to happen is to find someone you trust, with the knowledge and experience to transform and work with what you already have, and of course having a realistic expectation. It is a process but with commitment, teamwork and some patience, very achievable and I promise you, well worth the time and effort. There is no cookie cutter brow thankfully, No two sets of eyebrows are alike, even our own eyebrows as they say are not twins but sister’s, although I have seen brows that do not even look like they are related!!!!

The message here is step away from the tweezers, one or two stray hairs that you pull out can mean the difference between a styled brow and a disaster about to happen.  Leave them to the experts, it really is money well spent. Remember the old saying ‘LONG AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN THE QUALITY REMAINS’. Millions of words have been written about brows, YouTube is full of great and not so great tips. Tread carefully, and remember, Classics never go out of style, think Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, oldies but still very classical. Today we have Margo Robbie,  Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, the classics of today. Be your own classic. A great set of brows, beautiful skin, a gorgeous lipstick and of course lashes will get you on your way. Let the Brow and Skin Studio be a part of your journey.

Classics

 

Brows of today

OBSERV520 | Brow and Skin Studio Ashgrove
IT’S NOT WHAT LIES BENEATH BUT WHAT LIES AHEAD: Powerful words but oh so true. IMAGINE if you could see beneath the surface of the skin and

 know exactly what is happening years before it becomes visible on our faces. How many times
have we bought “The Products” with great expectations only to be disappointed….again!! Skin Analysis or more importantly a correct Skin Analysis and consultation~S is an absolute must to diagnose and treat specific conditions of the skin such as Pigmentation, ( did you know only 40% of pigmentation is seen on the surface of our skin whereas the other 60% is lurking beneath, multiplying at an alarming rate) other conditions such as Rosacea, Acne, Premature Ageing etc can be targeted before they escalate becoming chronic, problematic and more difficult to treat.
The OBSERV 520 is the ultimate skin scanning machine that assists in not only diagnosing skin conditions but can accurately see 2mm beyond the surface of the skin. How amazing is this technology? Clients today are exposed to more information than ever before, so much of it completely incorrect, misleading and confusing, however with a truthful diagnosis and identifying concerns, we are well and truly on the pathway to creating a solution, literally taking the guesswork out of treatment protocols and essential home care skin products. We understand that each skin is unique, never falling into the one size fits all category of oily, dry, combination skins that has long been recognised as the traditional method to diagnose.

OBSERV520 | Brow and Skin Studio Ashgrove

The OBSERV 520 has 6 different modalities;
Daylight – a clear picture without shadow or emphasis on a particular feature for comparison. What you see when you look in the mirror first thing in the morning.
Cross polarised – suppressed glare and reveals vascular conditions; sensitivity, irritations, rosacea, couperose.
Parallel polarised – enhances skin surface textures; open pores, dehydration, dry skin and fine lines.
Woods mode – active and inactive oil glands, shows level of congestion
True UV – highlights skin pigmentation, sun damage, hormonal,
Complexion Analysis – What our skin can look like in the future if we do nothing!

Now we have an exact diagnosis and can see the trouble spots, what is next? , GREAT SKIN just doesn’t happen, we have to make it happen! The longer any skin `condition remains untreated the more challenging it can be to treat, however, with commitment from the Client, a passionate therapist at hand and correct treatment plan in place which can include Omnilux Light Therapy that targets the source of the problem, Cosmelan, the number 1 treatment for pigmentation worldwide, Mesoeclat, Collagen Induction, Skin Peels, Microdermabrasion etc. ( more on these later)

The OBSERV 520 has given us the opportunity to create great outcomes for our Clients, taking only moments for photos and the subsequent consultation that follows, our continuing feedback from Clients is amazement and relief that finally they have found a solution. Let us find your solution!

Sherril and Rhiannon ❤️

Welcome to our very first blog. We are so excited to be sharing some of our combined knowledge and information to you. Each week we will delve into different topics, such as skin care ingredients, conditions and treatment solutions that our beauty salon offers. Also, the perfect brow, lash perming and lifting and many other subjects that we hope you will enjoy, however firstly let us introduce ourselves to you.

The Brow and Skin Studio was established in 2005 in Ashgrove by our owner Sherril Dalitz, who although had been in the profession many years, was still very passionate about her first love, brows and skin ( funny that, must be where the name came from!) Sherril first started in Cosmetics in one of the department stores, and while loving this side of beauty, realised there were so many skin conditions that were constantly being covered up with makeup rather than being treated, She felt there was so much more to do and learn, with her passion ignited and a determination in place decided skin and brows were her thing…… This is where the journey began and one of the first specialised brow and skin studio’s opened in Brisbane.

At that time the mainstream beauty salon typically offered all services, Manicure, Pedicure, Body Massage etc. however Brows were starting to become a life force of their own and realising the importance and beauty of this feature when done well. The Brow and Skin Studio became widely recognised as the go-to place in Brisbane for great brows. Never forgetting that skin was, and always will be a major priority for us, we wanted to bring the best of the best treatments to our salon and was incredibly proud to be the first Beauty Salon in Brisbane to introduce Light Therapy treatments in 2008.


Meet Our Our Newest Staff Member

Rhiannon | Beauty Salon | Brow and Skin Studio Ashgrove

Rhiannon studied beauty and makeup in Sydney and has touched on many different facets of beauty, however has found makeup, Skin treatments and eyebrows are her passion, being able to encourage clients to love the skin they are in is really rewarding. Brows and skin can be every woman’s most attractive feature and loves it when our clients reach their full potential. She has worked in top salons and medispas in Sydney and Canberra and has seen a lot of brows, the good the bad and the ugly, and was determined to fix the ugly, one brow at a time!!


The Benchmark in Light Therapy

OMNILUX was then and still is along with Healite II the benchmark in Light Therapy. Developed as a medical device to treat Non-Melanoma skin Lesions and with technology from NASA these incredible machines have worked their magic on so many skin problems, restoring not only beautiful skin, but skin Health as well, but more on that later.

A new approach to skin health

Having been in the beauty industry for some time, a quiet revolution was taking place, things were quickly changing in leaps and bounds, from a time when the routine of Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturising were thought enough, to the introduction of AHA’S, Retinals, Vitamin C and other great ingredients which made a real difference to skin and instantly altered the way to approach and treat, and although this was a game changer, the most important focus for Sherril was to keep Clients well informed, educated and to provide the very best skin products, treatments and results, attention to detail was everything.

Our other advanced treatments

Many other advanced treatments were added including Cosmelan, the No1 depigmenting treatment worldwide, Collagen Induction, Mesoeclat to name a few, also we introduced OBSERV a unique diagnostic device that sees damage deep within the skin, how amazing is that?? Think pigmentation ( did you know you only see 40% of your pigmentation on your face, the other 60% is lurking underneath like a very unwelcome guest, just waiting to come through) and with Summer just around the corner a timely reminder to be aware of the damage too much sun can cause., the number one enemy of skin, and Yes while we absolutely need our Vitamin D, a great sunscreen is vital.

Visit Us

With its longevity we would like to think The Brow and Skin Studio has become a bit of an institution in Ashgrove, knowing our commitment, passion and enthusiasm are still firmly in place, we continue to look forward to looking after the local community and beyond.

I had been in the beauty industry for several years at that stage, managing salons. However, my real passion was beautifully sculpted brows and great skin. My objective was to create a studio that focused on these two very important features. And, coincidentally, eyebrows were taking a life force of their own. At long last mediocrity was no longer enough, perfection was the order of the day, and we quickly became the go-to salon.
We are extremely proud to announce that Lutronic Healite II was awarded Best Plastic Surgery Product or Device at the inaugural My Face My Body Awards Australasia 2015.

We have been using Healite ll since it arrived in Australia. The results for our clients have been outstanding, it’s wonderful seeing it get the acknowledgement it well and truely deserves. Well Done Healitte ll.