The aesthetic industry is no longer about facials, make-up, hair cuts or pedicures and manicures only. It goes much beyond that and also includes treatments that help in permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation. In the latter case, surgical procedures that required extensive recuperation periods in the past can now be performed on machines run on cutting edge and advanced technologies and the patient can resume normal routine immediately after.
In such a scenario, if you are starting off in the aesthetic industry, you will have to install specialised machines to stay ahead of the competition. Here are a few that you cannot simply do without.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machine
This machine is very effective for permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation processes. In the former case, light emitted from the equipment travels below the layer of the skin and destroys melanin, the pigment of the hair which is situated at the root of the follicle. Thus further hair growth is stopped. For skin rejuvenation, the light energy induces production of collagen which in turn helps improve skin texture and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles as well as acne scars and birth marks. Light from IPL is scattered like an incandescent light and hence penetration is shallow. It is thus not very suitable for light hair on dark skin.
Treatments on these machines are similar to that on IPL but with one major difference in technology. Laser beams are more focussed and their wavelengths can be controlled too. Hence they can be used on all types of skin texture and hair colour. Further, if you are not sure about initial business, you can first install a small desktop model and then move on to laser hair removal machine professional and standard models as client bookings pick up.
High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) face lifting
These are non-invasive machines that run on ultrasound technologies unlike laser IPL ones that harness the power of light. HIFU machines through ultrasound generate low levels of heat which stimulates the cells in the areas being treated. This in turn increases collagen production, leading to a more refreshed and rejuvenated look. Collagen increases skin elasticity and tautness making for a young skin texture and tone. HIFU is ideal for treating sagging skin and eyelids, elimination of fine lines and wrinkles, blurred jaw line and large pores. The areas where HIFU is very effective are the chin, neck, forehead and stomach and any stretch marks there.
If you are starting off in the aesthetic industry, these are some of the machines that you cannot possibly do without if you want to remain competitive in this field.