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20 April 2018
BYONIK®, a skin rejuvenation system that is guided by your pulse, is now available in the UK at Riverbanks clinic, only an hour drive from London.
As we age, the cell processes which are responsible for keeping our skin looking young start to slow down and our skin can no longer hide the effects of the passing of years, stress and environmental damage. The BYONIK® Pulse Triggered Laser, developed by anti-ageing technology supplier Beauty Lumis in cooperation with scientists at the German University of Ulm, has forged a new path in anti-ageing between professional cosmetology and medicine. Guided by your pulse, this patented method allows non-invasive, pain-free non-surgical lifting with the aim of visibly reducing signs of skin ageing as well as treating skin conditions such as rosacea, acne and healing scar tissue.
“I’m always looking for new treatments,” says doctor Ravi Jain, medical director and consultant aesthetic physician at Riverbanks clinic, “and I rarely see something that truly catches my eye.” Jain is particularly interested in treatments that don’t damage skin, and what appealed to him when tested BYONIK® was the combination of low-level laser and optimized LED therapy.
Jain explains that, unlike many laser-based treatments, BYONIK® doesn’t damage telomeres that form the ends of our chromosomes. “You can picture telomeres as being like the ends of shoelaces, they become frayed once we get older. Every time a cell divides the telomeres become shorter and shorter until they are gone. Most cells can replicate approximately fifty times before the telomeres become too short. At this point, the cell simply ages and is no longer able to replicate. Some researchers believe that telomeres are the secret to longevity".
According to the doctor, any invasive or traumatising treatments force the skin cells to divide to form new telomeres, thus shortening them. In the short term, this results in better-looking skin but ultimately is pro-ageing. The BYONIK®treatment protects the telomeres and slows down the ageing process.
Jain says the clinical and scientific evidence behind the Byonik treatment is compelling. “We are always on the lookout for treatments that don’t injure skin,” says Ravi, “and this is the first time I see something like this.”
The main downside is the weekly frequency of the treatment. Although there’s no downtime, you will need to commit to regular sessions for up to eight weeks.
Your beautician prepares the skin by double-cleansing with BYONIK® Treatment Cleansing Gel and applying an enzyme peal between each cleanse to ensure the skin is as clean and free of dirt. A second round of cleansing ensures that the skin is completely free of oils as these hinder the penetration of hyaluronic acid into the skin.
There are three sets of laser application, each lasting between five and ten minutes. Before each session, a hyaluronic acid formulation is applied and massaged deeply into the skin.
For the last element of the treatment, the beautician generously applies BYONIK® SEAL, a gel that contains a maximum amount of ceramides, restoring the lipid bilayer, rehydrating the skin and protecting from environmental stresses.
Dora Seres, Citywealth’s tech and admin executive who tried BYONIK®, says: “The treatment is relaxing and completely pain-free. After the first session, my skin felt smooth, plumped, and it got that healthy glow.”