Retistore by Lamelle is a new miracle advanced ageing treatment. This retinoid (Vit A dirivative) treatment will boost collagen production to reduce fine lines and speed up cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin. By encouraging full epidermal restructuring Retistore will give you firmer skin and a lustrous glowing complexion in as little as 5 days!
Who will benefit from this treatment?
This treatment is for you if you have:
- poor skin complexion
- uneven skin texture
- thinning skin
- reduced skin firmness
- fine lines or wrinkles
How does the Restistore treatment work on my skin?
Retistore is focussed on darker skin colours where ageing is related to uneven pigmentation, texture and a dull complexion.
Retistore Plus has double the active ingredients and is focussed on lighter skin colours where ageing is more related to lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Both are safe on all skin types with no risk of scarring and no discomfort during the treatment.
For best results we recommend 3-5 treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
Please let your skin care professional know if you are or may be pregnant.
The treatment explained
The treatment comprises two steps:
Step1: Retistore Activation Solution:
Using a proprietary complex of ingredients, the Retistore Activation Solution is essential to prepare the skin for the penetration of the Retistore Restoration Solution. This solution gives an instant smoothed feel to the skin and allows the following layer to be properly absorbed. There is ZERO to minimal stinging while the activation solution gets to work. The Activation Solution is left in contact with the skin for a total of 5 minutes. This layer is then removed and the next layer is applied.
Step 2: Retistore Restoration Solution:
Applied to a cleansed and dry face, the Retistore Restoration Solution works at two levels of the epidermis. From the top down, the Restoration Solution breaks dead proteins to allow the dead skin cells to detach without injuring the skin cells further. From the base of the epidermis up; the Restoration Solution rapidly enhances new cell growth and normalises abnormal cell activity and melanin (pigmentation) production and also stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid. This results in a plumping effect on the skin that is seen between day 5 and 7 after the treatment was performed.
The Restoration Solution is left on the skin for between 6-12 hours depending on the treatment number and how well you tolerate this and other treatments. You then wash it of and start applying your aftercare regime as prescribed by your skin care specialist.
This top down and bottom up effect results in full epidermal restructuring from the first peel in the course of 5 peels that you will be doing.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Directly after the treatment your skin will feel clean, hydrated and glowing. Some people do experience the retinoid penetrating and it might feel a little itchy but nothing irritating.
On the first day after the treatment your skin might feel a little heat sensitive but it generally feels healthy and smooth.
Generally day 2-5 are when your skin will go through the most, fine flaking. This is not an active peel and in some cases you might just experience dryness that resolves when you wash your face.
Day 5-7 Your skin will feel plumped up and very hydrated even though you might still be flaking a little.
We recommend the following skin care routine after the treatment:
In the Morning:
- Cleanse your skin with your fingertips using a gentle cleanser.
- Pat your skin dry with a towel, do not rub.
- Apply your recommended serum first.
- Then apply your moisturizing day cream.
- Lastly apply your sunscreen.
During the Day:
- Carry your moisturizing day cream with you, when your skin feels dry or slightly itchy, apply more moisturizer to the area.
- Do not allow your skin to become dry because you will then tend to rub or scratch your skin.
In the Evening:
- Cleanse your skin with your finger tips using a gentle cleanser.
- Pat your skin dry with a towel, do not rub.
- Apply your recommended serum.
- Then apply your moisturizing night cream.
Special care directly after the treatment:
Use sunscreen. The treatment may leave your skin more sun sensitive. Make it a daily habit to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or above and protect your skin from the harmful affects of the sun.
No treatments for 14 days on the treated area, this includes waxing, peels and laser or IPL treatments and micro needling. These procedures target the top layer of skin cells, which is super fragile because retinoids encourage cell turnover. The result could be burns and irritation.
Do not exfoliate for 10 days after the treatment. Exfoliants like alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), also known as salicylic acid, can leave your skin raw and counteract the effects of the Retistore treatment.
Do not use benzoyl peroxide. This powerful pimple-treatment can cause your Retistore treatment to oxidize, making it less effective.
Avoid astringents, toners, medicated cleaners and other drying agents. The treatment will leave your skin dry and flaking—so the last thing you want to do is deprive it of moisture further. It is best to avoid these drying agents and pile on rich, creamy moisturizers.
Do not use retinoid (Vit. A) containing products until on the evening of day 6 after the treatment. Retistore is a retinoid product. Adding more retinoid during this period could irritate your already sensitive skin.
Dr Heyns Aesthetics suggests these home care products:
- Dermaceutic Foamer 5 Gentle Exfoliating Cleansing Foam
- Dermaceutic Tri Vita C30 Serum
- pHformaula MD A.G.E. Active Recovery
- pHformaula MD Synergy Serum
- Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic 50+ Age Defense Sun Protection
Our skin care therapists will gladly indicate how and when to apply these products.
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