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Collagen has a major role to play in skincare. It helps to maintain suppleness, as well as the elasticity, of our skin. But as we age, the amount of collagen in our body decreases. And this soon becomes evident in the appearance of our skin. Luckily, there are treatments that aim to stimulate the production of collagen, promoting smooth and supple skin.

One of these is the Collagen Induction Therapy Treatment, courtesy of Beauté Pacifique and For Beautiful Life Medical Aesthetics, we tried out this treatment using Longevity’s Sally Hudson for the trial.

How does it work?

Upon arrival, Sally needed to fill out a questionnaire and have her skin digitally analyzed by a PreScan with DermaScan4LiFE Ultrasound. The purpose of this analysis is to better determine the true medical condition of her skin. Initially, Sally expected the harsh South African climate, aging and her intensive swimming routine to have had a great impact on her skin. She was, however, surprised to discover minimal damage. 

What to expect during and after the treatment

The 90-minute treatment, which was conducted by Erna Keevy, Beauté master trainer for South Africa, began with a gentle cleansing with Beauté Pacifique Cleansing Milk for Dry Skin. This helps to gently, yet effectively remove excess oil, impurities, and make-up. Erna followed this step up with Beauté Pacifique Enriched Toner. The Beauté Pacifique Gentle Facial Exfoliator concluded this section of the treatment. This would cleanse the skin of dead skin cells, and help to moisturize the skin.

Erna then applied Clinical Niacin Laser Preparation cream to Sally’s skin. It stayed on for about 40 minutes, to prepare it for the Infrared Alma Soprano Ice treatment. The purpose of the infrared treatment is to assist in even deeper penetration, rejuvenation, and also tightening and lifting of the skin.

Beauté Pacifique has well documented and published medical evidence of up to 30%  Induction of Collagen using Niacin Cream. Immediately thereafter, Erna applied Beauté Pacifique Instant Hydrating Mask to the skin. She paired it with infra-red to cool the skin and encourage rejuvenation. 

While receiving treatment, Sally also enjoyed a foot massage.

Erna then applied Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum. It contains three highly active medical-grade ingredients. These serve not only to plump up the skin. But also to fight against the formation of wrinkles, and combat sun damage. She followed it up with Beauté Pacifique Paradox Eye Cream, and Chilean Grape Seed Extract Paradox Day Cream. Lastly, Beauté Pacifique Stay Beautiful SPF 30 was applied. 

Initially, Sally’s skin looked very red after the treatment. However, it was back to normal by the time she left the clinic.

Following the session, the centre normally advises its clients to return every two months for a free ultrasound skin health scan. As part of their skin health service to continue the journey of lasting beautiful skin.

Does it live up to its promise?

Following the session, Sally admitted that her skin was glowing, felt plumper, and got even better over the next few days. She is still currently using Beauté Pacifique products and highly recommends the treatment.

Longevity was hosted by For Beautiful Life Medical Aesthetic Center Dunkeld, Gauteng, South Africa.

DR. NADIA DANNHAUSER is the Owner, director & full-time in-house doctor at For Beautiful Life Medical Aesthetics. Nadia has a specialised & conservative approach in anti-ageing & believes in beautiful natural results. Enhancing the beauty you already have instead of creating it.

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Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.