CONSTANT SERVICE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
As part of Wellaholic's vision to ensure Exception Customer Service and Excellent Service Quality, we have readjusted our Elight Facial Collagen Boost procedures.
We have also ensured that all staff are aligned to the improved procedure. As a result, you may experience some changes to your Elight process. This regular alignment of staff service ensures a consistent quality across the team as we scale to deliver quality treatments to our customers at a cost-competitive pricing.
Find out more abour Elight Facial Collagen Boost at http://www.wellaholic.com/elight.html
At Wellaholic, we have been offering permanent hair removal services using the SHR or Super Hair Removal technology to our customers. Many of our customers have experience with waxing and IPL, but SHR seems to be a relatively new treatment method to them. Hence, we thought that it will be informative to share more about the fundamental differences between IPL and SHR.
What is IPL?
First and foremost, IPL uses a single pulse of energy, at high intensity, which targets the customer's hair follicles and melanin. Melanin is produced in specialised cells called melanocytes. This makes IPL more suitable for people with darker and coarser hair.
A person with fairer skin will likely require more sessions as the IPL technology is less effective on them. On the other hand, while IPL is effective for darker-skinned people, they may have more uncomfortable session (i.e. PAIN!) since their skin will be absorbing more heat energy which would then be translated into pain when the heat affects the nerves.
What abour SHR?
SHR is a relatively newer technology which uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency. This allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses, the energy is then accumulated by the skin. While 50% of the energy is targeted at the melanin (similar to IPL), the other 50% targets the stem cells responsible for hair production.
This is a very important point to note as SHR thereby targets both fine and coarse hairs. Ultimately, this leads to less discomfort and pain, yet an improved efficacy.
Because of the gradual accumulation of the energy into the skin, there is less trauma and irritation on the skin - making it ideal and suitable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and even for customers with sensitive skin.
How many treatments does one need?
If the hair is in the anagen phase of growth during treatment, which refers to the active (hair) growth phase, it can be easily destroyed as in the case with IPL technology. The advantage of SHR in this case is that it can work with customers during both their anagen phase and non-anagen phase, as SHR can target the 50% of the stem cells. Nevertheless, a three-to-four week recovery or "down" time is required to meet this anagen phase as well as to give the skin a recovery time before the next treatment.
Wellaholic is one of the first few establishments offering SHR
Wellaholic is pleased to be one of the first few establishments offering SHR. Moreover, in order to help our customers with their goal of achieving a smooth skin, Wellaholic offers cost-competitive Monthly Unlimited Packages at prices that are hard to beat.
In addition, Welalholic's SHR machines are serviced and calibrated regularly to ensure optimum efficacy. Our staff are also trained to ensure that the best experience towards permanent hair removal for our customers.
In fact, our customers have voted, and Wellaholic has just been awarded the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2018 for the BEST IPL/SHR TREATMENT!
Wellaholic has also been slowing moving up the charts for TripAdvisor Singapore, and we are now placed #4 out of 401 establishments for Spas and Wellness in Singapore.
This is made possible with a fantastic Wellaholic Team with an uncompromising attitude to excellent customer service, no hard-selling and consistent quality of serivce.
Understanding SHR Technology and the Machine
In order to help our customers get the best results, it is important for the staff to understand the science and technology behind SHR, as well as how the machine actually works. This is so that the staff is able to confidently operate the machine and advise the customer on the SHR technology.
In addition, feedback from customers (on the services and operations) are shared between the staff and management to be developed in best practices to further improve the treatment. To date, we have made 5 iterations to the process / procedure to improve the results of permanent hair removal.
As part of our sharing process, our team is always happy to answer any of your queries. You can direct any questions to us at email@example.com, or give us a call at +65 68168038. Alternatively you can book an appointment with us for a consultation. See you soon!
Wellaholic's signature treatment is Elight Facial Collagen Boost. The first and primary aspect of Elight is the radio frequency facial treatments. A course of Radio Frequency (RF) treatments will help to lift, firm and tighten skin. RF stimulates the skin’s own ability to produce collagen and elastin.
1. Improvements after treatment for up to 3 months
Radio Frequency stimulates collagen production. This means you will continue to see results even after you have completed your treatment course while the collagen does its thing!
2. Results last up to 2 years
Unlike other ‘Non-surgical Facelift’ treatments that solely stimulate the facial muscles, SkinBase Radio Frequency triggers the skin’s own healing function causing the production of collagen and elastin fibres that have been lost over the years. Because of this the results can last much longer.
3. Stimulates collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid
Natural production of collagen & elastin stops as we get older. The heat of the Radio Frequency treatment stimulates cells in the connective tissues causing the body to reproduce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that has depleted over the years
4. It is Non-invasive
There are no needles or scary looking tools involved with this treatment. There is no downtime, get straight back to your day. No need to hide away to recover.
5. Tones & tightens skin
The heat from the Radio Frequency waves causes an instant tightening of the elastin fibres. Skin looking much firmer and tighter – almost like an elastic band snapping back into place!
6. Instant Visible results
The treatment has an instant effect on elastin fibres meaning your skin will look and feel tighter from your very first treatment.
7. The treatment Uses the body’s own natural healing
Radio Frequency simply relies on the body’s own natural healing abilities meaning the results are far more natural and desirable than the tell-tale frozen stare associated with other treatments on the market. For example; Botox paralyses the muscle not allowing it to exercise. The muscle then deteriorates (known as – muscle atrophy). Once the botox has worn off, the problem is worse and you are forced to continue the downward cycle.
8. Relaxing, painless treatment
Almost like a hot stone massage for the face, the treatment is very relaxing and enjoyable. Some people have been known to fall asleep during treatment!
9. Softens fine lines
Radio Frequency gently softens fine lines with each subsequent treatment. Your therapist can focus on any specific areas of concern to ensure you achieve your desired results.
10. RF also Treats cellulite
Radio Frequency gently heats and aids in the breakdown of cellulite causing fat cells. The body then flushes out these cells via lymphatic drainage.
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy, or infra-red therapy, is a form of phototherapy, which involves being exposed to specific wavelengths of light using various light sources. Red light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin than other light wavelengths and is believed to help rejuvenate skin. Red light is also commonly used to treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, as well as help ease pain and even accelerate the healing of wounds. Red Light Therapy or AfterGlow is the stage 2 treatment offered by Wellaholic.
How Does Red Light THerapy WOrk?
Unlike other wavelengths, red light is absorbed into the skin to a depth of about 10mm where it can heat and positively affect cells within the body.
what are the benefits?
There are many benefits of red light therapy. It has been shown that the red light can increase circulation and therefore oxygenation and nutrient delivery to the skin, as well as increase the activity of fibroblasts, which aid the production of collagen and elastin. The improved circulation can reduce inflammations and aid lymphatic drainage which clears waste products away from the skin. It can also promote the production of DNA and ATP (cell energy).
Red light therapy can, therefore, be used to treat or complement treatment of a number of conditions. From reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to soothing psoriasis and eczema. When treated using an appropriate light source and regimen it can work very successfully, with noticeably results very quickly.
How long does it take for Red Light therapy to work?
Patients can experience a reduction in symptoms quickly – even as early as after their first treatments session. Better results are found with more treatments, but results are long-lasting and can continue for weeks after the final treatment.
Does wellaholic offer Red Light Therapy?
Wellaholic offers an AfterGlow Treatment as part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost DELUXE and PRESTIGE package Unlimited package.
Infrared LED light therapy uses concentrated beams of light to help remove skin blemishes, especially on the face. In general, infrared light therapy uses a combination of red light and infrared light to promote skin health because the Light-emitting diode (LED) lights emit light at red and infrared wavelengths. The red light helps stimulate healing, which can treat acne scars, rosacea, age spots and blemishes caused by broken capillaries. Infrared therapy tends to be used to treat wrinkles and other problems caused by poor skin support, such as translucent skin or coarse skin.
At this point, you’ve no doubt heard the hype around retinol. Like the garden gnome from Amélie, the trusted skincare ingredient has a tendency to show up everywhere—from prescription acne creams to over-the-counter wrinkle reducers. But it’s not always clear when you should use retinol, or what it can do to improve skin. Birchbox tapped Dr. Jennifer Linder, a dermatologist and Mohs skin cancer surgeon, for the 4-1-1 on this multiuse skincare ingredient.
What is retinol?
Retinol is simply another name for vitamin A. It’s a type of retinoid, the family of chemical compounds related to vitamin A. Other retinoids include: retinoic acid (also known as tretinoin), retinyl palmitate, and retinaldehyde, all of which can be found in skincare products. Tretinoin is the active ingredient in Retin-A, the prescription acne cream, while adapalene—another retinoid—is the active ingredient in Differin Gel. In addition to being a trusted treatment for acne, retinol is famous for its antiaging properties, cropping up in a range of antiwrinkle and skin-brightening products of every stripe.
What does it do?
When retinol and other retinoids come into contact with skin, enzymes in the body convert the retinol into retinoic acid, the active form of the vitamin, according to Dr. Linder. This is the special sauce that goes to work on skin cells in a variety of helpful ways. Namely, retinoic acid works to increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production, fade hyperpigmentation, and help skin stay hydrated and glowing without irritation. Thanks to all this healthy turnover, retinol can treat and prevent everything from stubborn cystic acne and eczema to sun-induced wrinkles and dark spots.
What skin types is it suitable for?
Some retinoids are harsher than others. Pure retinoic acid applied directly to the skin, for example, can cause irritation. If you've got sensitive skin, retinol is a milder—yet equally effective—alternative. “By using pure retinol you reduce the instances of irritation while still getting the benefits of retinoic acid,” explains Dr. Linder. Finding a formula that straddles the gentle vs. effective divide is key: For Wellaholic, we have adjusted the concentration in our Flawless Face Serum to a gentler Retinyl Palmitate - which is more gentle on the skin with less side effects. This allows the serum to be applied on a daily basis, just before you sleep.
Our Flawless Face Serum is also included in Wellaholic's Elight Facial Collagen Boost DELUXE and PRESTIGE plans.
Can one retinol product do double-duty against acne and wrinkles?
“Regardless of the reason for using a retinoid, all of the benefits will be apparent,” says Linder. You may reap some of the wrinkle-fighting benefits from a product designed to treat acne, and vice-versa. But take note: You may not see equal improvement on both counts. “These medications are often only marketed and approved to treat certain conditions, so the use for other conditions would be considered ‘off label,’” says Dr. Linder. (But it’s sure nice to know that regular use of a retinoid acne cream—like the aforementioned Differin—could help stave off a premature wrinkle or two.)
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While a few basic skincare ingredients have become household names, one is constantly part of the conversation: retinol. We have all heard of it, but we’re not all exactly sure what it is—or how it works.
An informative article by Byrdie’s Hallie Gould peels the layers off retinol. In short, retinol is an amazing ingredient for your skin! To find out more, read on.
In an effort to get educated , Hallie contacted both a top dermatologist and a celebrity aesthetician for the full rundown. Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group and celebrity facialist Renée Rouleau eagerly and thoroughly answered all of her burning questions, as well as the ones she crowd-sourced from co-workers and friends.
What is Retinol?
“Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been used for anti-aging and found in many skincare products,” Nazarian explains.
Rouleau adds, “It can stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and encourage collagen production. Retinol can be absorbed within the skin and, when combined with certain enzymes, it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid). Using a well-formulated and stable product with retinol will visibly reduce the appearance of sun damage, brown spots, lines, wrinkles and large pores. Its magic is in its ability to resurface the skin’s texture for a smoother, more even-toned look."
What’s the difference between retinol, Retin-A, and retinoid?
“Both Retin-A and retinol are considered types of retinoids (which is a class of medication),” says Nazarian. “Both can help with promoting faster skin cell turnover, and both are proven options for helping reverse signs of skin aging. But retinol over-the-counter—it requires conversion in the skin to the active form, while a Retin-A is a prescription product that is more potent and slightly more effective at diminishing wrinkles and fighting acne. You will need to speak to a dermatologist about getting a prescription.”
“Retin-A restores the organization of cells through cellular turnover in the epidermis, so they are less likely to fall into the pores and block them—resulting in fewer clogged pores and small breakouts,” says Rouleau. “It also improves the look of wrinkles by retexturing and smoothing the skin’s surface and reducing pore size.”
What are the pros?
“The pros of either are that you will see improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and enhanced collagen production in the skin, with improvement in skin tone. Retin-A is just a stronger prescription version that works faster and more effectively not only for anti-aging but also for acne,” explains Nazarian.
Retin-A can be helpful for those with certain types of acne prone skin. “A prescription retinoid is very beneficial for anti-aging and works on some types of acne,” Rouleau explains, “specifically whiteheads, blackheads, closed comedones, and general clogged pores."
What are the cons?
“The cons of either,” says Nazarian, “are that over-usage can cause drying and irritation of skin. Some people with super-sensitive skin conditions like rosacea may not be able to tolerate either. Both topicals also make you more sensitive to sunlight, leading to quicker and easier sunburns. Both are also contraindicated in pregnancy,” says Nazarian.
She continues, “Retinoids can only be damaging to skin if you have a super-sensitive underlying skin condition like eczema or rosacea and can flare and enhance inflammation. Still, patients with sensitive conditions like rosacea may still be able to use a retinoid, but they need to gradually introduce it into their skincare regimen, perhaps only one time weekly, and prep their skin with a topical moisturizer before applying the retinoid.
“Lastly, I don’t recommend Retin-A or retinol it for anyone who doesn’t take sun safety seriously. Daily use of sunscreen is crucial to seeing successful results with a retinoid,” says Rouleau.
At what age should you start using retinol?
Nazarian recommends, “There are no true guidelines on how early you can start a retinoid, but if you’re old enough to be thinking about wrinkles, you should be doing something to prevent them! I find that most women benefit from starting a retinoid treatment in their late teens or early 20s.”
Similarly, Rouleau recommends retinol for those in their late 20s who have minimal to no breakout activity—as this is when cellular turnover starts to slow down. She continues, “Simply put, the best candidate is for those whose breakout years are behind them. If someone has sensitive, easily irritated skin, retinol is a good ingredient to prevent the look of aging whereas a prescription retinoid could be too irritating. With continued use, retinol works to fade hyper-pigmentation (brown spots and patches) and give the look of smoother skin in a gentler, non-drying way than a prescription form.”
What time of day should you apply?
“Most retinoids are not photo stable or sunlight stable, meaning they should be kept in an opaque well-sealed container and used only at night. Generally speaking, I suggest all of my patients begin using a pea-size amount once weekly over their moisturizer. They would gradually increase how often, but not how much, they are using based on how their skin response. If any redness or irritation is noted the next day, you should skip that night’s application.”
Rouleau adds, “Apply your retinol serum to the entire face and neck. Wait three minutes and apply a small amount of moisturizer, if needed. Use the retinol serum for two nights on, one night off, alternating with an exfoliating acid serum and a nourishing treatment serum.”
Are there any all-natural ingredients that mimic the effects of retinol?
“There are many other topical antioxidants, peptides, and extracts that can have similar anti-aging benefits to retinoids. The benefit of retinoids are that they can be found over the counter and can be very affordable. Remember you’re going to be using this for many, many years! It has a well-established research record and is undoubtedly one of the best tools we have in our anti-aging battle.”
W+ Rejuvenating Night Cream
Skin rejuvenating cream that assists in cellular regeneration and the prevention of collagen loss from UV photo-damage and ageing. With the goodness of Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic Acid and Allantoin. $79. Learn More
W+ Flawless Face Serum
A skin rejuvenating serum with Retinyl Palmitate that helps to increase collagen production and hydration to gently reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, excess sebum and enlarged pores and signs of sun damage. Made in Singapore and registered with HSA. $79. Learn More