NEW: Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

Now available at Balance, the expertly-formulated PreCleanse Balm from Dermalogica!

Heathier skin begins with step zero:
– Zero makeup
– Zero irritation
– Zero residue

PreCleanser deconstructs layers of excess oil from the skin; removes waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup; and easily rinses debris from the surface of the skin. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, which you can follow with your usual Dermalogica Cleanser to provide professional results.

PreCleanser is ideal for all skin conditions and types, safe for use around the eyes, and comes with an all-in-one soft touch mitt for easy application, and a gentle, effective cleanse.

Visit us now at our spa at 8 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath, to find out more, and purchase your products.

What is Microneedling?

You’ve definitly heard of Microneedling, but do you know just how beneficial this treatment can be for the appearance of your skin?

From the age of 30 onwards we loose 1% of our collagen every year. Microneedling stimulates the
body to reproduce collagen naturally; no chemicals are used or injected into the face! It is a fantastic, holistic way to improve the quality & appearance of your skin.

The premise behind Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy), is to stimulate the production of new collagen, using our skin’s ability to heal itself. The tiny needles used in skin Micro-Needling make microscopic channels in the dermis, triggering the body’s healing response. The micro channels also allow for increased absorption of topical solutions which we use during and after the procedure. This stimulates production of new collagen and elastin, so your skin plumps up, looking refreshed and radiant. 

After the procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement. 

A single treatment can produce noticeable results, however a course of 4–6 treatments spaced is recommended to achieve optimum results, in conjunction with a home skincare regime.

The theory of Medical Micro Needling is rooted in its ability to promote one of the skins natural functions which is collagen and elastin synthesis. This is achieved by introducing a series of very fine, sharp needles into the; the skin responds by stimulating the production of new collagen & elastin. As a result the skin becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.

Microneedling is effective in treating post acne scarring, stretch marks and fine lines & wrinkles in a safe and gentle way. It is also effective for treating a host of other effects, including:

– Wrinkle Reduction
– Stretch Marks
– Cellulite Reduction
– Acne & Chickenpox
– Scarring
– Aging & Sagging Skin
– Pigmentation
– Open Pores

Will it hurt?
30 minutes before treatment, an anaesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated. This has a temporary numbing effect on the skin and makes the treatment comfortable.
Are there any side effects?

Immediately after your treatment you can look like you have moderate to severe sunburn (redness) and your skin may feel tighter than usual. This will start to subside after a couple of hours and you will normally recover within the same day with a slight redness the following day (exceptionally there may be some redness for up to 4 days).

How long does the treatment take?
30 minutes for the anaesthetic cream to work and approx 15—30 minutes for the treatment depending on the extent of the area.

When can I resume my normal daily activities?
As soon as you feel comfortable to do so. Your skin should not feel sore or painful so its a matter of how quickly the redness subsides and how much that bothers you. You can expect to be back to normal within 24—48 hours but some reactions can take up to 4 days to completely vanish.

Can I wear make-up after treatment?
It is not advisable to wear make-up for at least 12 hours after treatment. 

Microneedling treatment is available now at our spa in Navan, you can book online at www.balanceclinic.ie/book-online, or call us on 046 9060333.

Special Offer: Dermalogica 30 30 30

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There’s no better time than right now to treat yourself to beautiful skin! And with our latest exciting offer, it’s quick, easy, and affordable – so you’ve no excuse!

Now available at Balance for a limited time only – the Dermalogica 30 30 30 deal. Join us for a 30 minute treatment, and then take home 30 days’ worth of product – all for only €30. What could possibly be better? Why not get you mum, daughter, sister, or best friend to join you for a treat? The quick 30 minute session is easy to fit in after work, or before a fun day of shopping.

So, what exactly will you get when you take us up on this excellent offer?

30 minutes of skincare, including Face Mapping analysis, and a 20 Minute MicroZone Treatment.
Face Mapping is a revolutionary approach to skin analysis developed by The International Dermal Institute exclusively for Dermalogica. Using the zones and a specially-created Face Map as a guide, our therapist will conduct an inch-by-inch analysis of your face, to ensure that further treatment (both by us, and at home!) professionally addresses your unique skincare concerns. This helps us determine which “zones” on your face are problem areas, so that we can tailor your MicroZone facial to your specific needs.

30 days product to take home.
You’ll get a supply of these specialised Dermalogica products, to revolutionise your beauty routine:

– Special Cleansing Gel
– Daily Microfoliant
– Skin Smoothing Cream
– Multivitamin Power Firm

And don’t forget – it’s only €30! Book online at www.balanceclinic.ie/book-online, or call us on 046 9060333, to book your treatment!

Free Venus Legacy Trial!

Ever wonder how the celebs get beach ready? We’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s called the Venus Legacy, and we’re so confident that you’ll love this brand new treament, that we’re offering you a free trial session!

Firm, tighten and sculpt your body this summer, with the world’s #1 Body Contouring Treatment. Venus Legacy is an FDA approved, non-invasive sculpting treatment with zero downtime and incredible results. #venuslegacy contours, tightens and lifts problem areas of your body while reducing volume.

All you have to do to qualify is like our Facebook page! Get in touch with us via social media, or call us on 046 9060333 to book your free trial.

Rid Yourself of Wrinkles with the Dermapen

At this time of the year, we all want to look our best. Be it for a special wedding, or an exotic summer holiday, now is the time when we want to turn heads for all the right reasons!

Many people of all ages suffer from scarring due to acne or other trauma, or simply want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We’re happy to report that surgery is not the only way to achieve the results you’ve been dreaming of! In fact, we’ve got something that produces the same results as – if not better than – laser treatment.

The Dermapen is a revolutionary microneedling pen, and is the latest number one choice amongst medical professionals, and patients alike. At Balance, we reccommend the Dermapen treatment, to rejuvenate skin for an important occasion or event, or simply to improve the appearance of facial skin in general.

These virtually pain-free treatments take only 60 minutes each, so it’s easy to book one for after work, or a Saturday morning! We advise 4 – 6 treatments, in order to see the best possible results, so if you want to look your best for that summer wedding, now is the time to get started!

But what is the Dermapen, and how does it work?
The Dermapen is a small, electronic device, which incorporates a needle tip consisting of 12 microscopic needles. During the treatment, these needles create tiny punctures in the skin of the target area, causing an immune response, which stimulates the production of new collagen. The collagen, in turn, is what reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a rejuvenated look. In addition, the needles carry small amounts of nutrients into the skin, at the same time, increasing the benefits. As the needles oscilate so raapidly, they are able to move across the surface of the skin smoothly, meaning that there is not visible outward tearing. The treatment is just as effective as the use of lasers, but comes without the risk of unwanted skin damage.

And what are the benefits?

• Reduction of superficial skin wrinkles, especially around the eyes

• Reduction of scarring, particularly acne scars

• Smoothing of rough textured skin

• Open pore minimization

• Reduction of superficial lines

Finally, how can you try this revolutionary treatment for yourself?
Easy! Use our online booking form, or simply give us a call on 046 906 0333.

Top Summer Skincare Tips

You’ve booked that dream holiday, and you’re all ready to spend a week soaking up the sun’s glorious rays, but we know that taking care of your skin can be something that’s easily put on the backburner when you go on holiday. We’ve put together some easy tips so that your skin will stay healthy and beautiful, even in the hottest weather.

1) Start with your lips. This delicate skin can sunburn easily, so use a good lipbalm with SPF, to keep your pout protected.

2) Don’t forget your scalp. Use a sunscreen spray along your path and your hairline, to prevent painful sunburn.

3) Apply sunscreen before you get dressed. Believe it or not, you can burn through your bikini, so apply oil- and fragrance-free sunscreen to your entire body before you cover up with clothes.

4) Use mineral makeup. Many powders come with a built-in SPF, which protects your face if you do feel you need to wear makeup. Keep your makeup light and oil-free, to prevent further damage to the skin.

5) Wear a hat. This may seem basic, but a hat can do wonders for protecting your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. Choose one with a wide brim, for maximum coverage.

3) Take a cool shower and use a scrub to remove dead skin. Exfoliating can help remvoe dry or dead skin (just don’t do it immediately after a bad sunburn!), while a cool shower helps to lower your body’s temperature during uncomfortably hot weather.

6) Eat your Antioxidants! Munch on snacks that are high in antioxidants, in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage. Berries, tea, dark chocolate, and even red wine, are good sources, so treat yourself this summer! Research also says that increasing your intake of vitamins C and E helps reduce the effects of sun on the skin, while drinking enough water is always a must.

7) Use an aloe vera gel. Soothe sunburned skin with a cooling, natural gel, or lather up with yoghurt after a day in the sun, and then shower it off.

Win A Venus Legacy Treatment!

To celebrate the launch of our exciting Venus Legacy treatment, we’re giving away a course of 6 sessions to one lucky customer! All you have to do to enter is visit our Facebook page and let us know why you think you deserve to win this fantastic prize. We want to hear your unique stories – perhaps you need to firm up for your wedding, or maybe you’ve planned an exotic holiday and want to look fab in your bikini! We’ll choose our favourite to win.

Take a look at some of the benefits of this revolutionary treatment:

• Contour your abdomen for a slimmer waistline.
• Tighten sagging skin from head to toe.
• Smoothen stubborn cellulite on buttocks and thighs.
• Diminish fine lines and wrinkles for smoother skin.
• Improve circulation for healthy, naturally radiant skin.
• Virtually pain-free treatments using technology that’s safe for all skin tones.

Even if you’re not a winner this time, you can still book your treatment with us now, and keep an eye on our Facebook for more awesome giveaways coming up.

How to Dress for Your Body Shape

Summer is in full swing, so there’s no time like the present to get started on the body you’ve been dreaming of. Our top tip for this season is to try out the revolutionary Venus Legacy treatment – and you’re in lucky, because Balance is now one of only two locations in Ireland that can perform this procedure! It’s non-invasive, there’s no downtime, and each session is quick, easy, and pain-free. This body-shaping solution helps to tighten sagging skin on the face or body; reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; smooth cellulite; contour your curves; and improve circulation.

Of course, once you’ve got your body looking gorgeous, you’ll need some ideas on how to dress to impress, right? Fashion Boss Lorna Duffy shared some clever tips with us at our brilliant Balance Motivates event last week. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and they key is to use fashion to accentuate your best features.

Hourglass Shape:

You’re curvy with a tiny waist, so embrace those curves! Play up your petite waist with a belted jumper, or go bold and try Kim Kardashian’s crop top and pencil skirt uniform. V-neck wrap dresses are ultra-flattering, while wide-leg trousers will make you appear taller.

Apple Shape:

You have a slim lower body with some weight around the middle, so highlight your shoulders and legs. Swing coats are incredibly flattering for your body shape, and the high-waisted circle skirt accentuates your waist. A shift dress that shows off your legs is a great choice, and low-waist, straight-leg pants avoid a stomach bulge.

Banana Shape:

Your hips and waist are the same size, so your goal is to highlight the thinnest part of your waist, in order to make your hips and bust appear larger. A slightly cropped jacket that cinches at the waist, or a ruffled shirt are flattering, and make your top half look larger. A side-cut out dress can make your appear curvier, while tapered trousers create the illusion of larger hips.

Pear Shape:

Your hips are your widest part, meaning you want to balance your figure by accentuating your top half. A structured jacket with detailing or prints can direct attention to your top half, and an off-the-shoulder dress takes the attention away from your lower body. A-line skirts also draws the eye towards to the smallest part of your waist, and boot-cut trousers balance with your hips to make them seem perfectly proportioned.

Fashion tips courtesy of Lorna Duffy of www.fashionboss.ie. See more of her expert advice in the video below.

Brand New At Balance – Venus Legacy!

As from 1st July 2017, Balance will become only the second location in the whole of Ireland to offer the extremely specialised Venus Legacy treatment.

This highly advanced, non-invasive treatment provides a solution for important aesthetic needs, including body contouring, cellulite reduction, wrinkle reduction, and skin tightening. Comfortable and safe for all skin types, Venus Legacy treatment requires no downtime, allowing you to return straight back to your daily schedule as soon as the treatment is over.

Venus Legacy works by using heat to naturally boost collagen production in your body, which in turn leads to the break down of fat cells, tightens sagging skin, smooths out cellulite, and leaves the body looking and feeling toned. Most people opt for 6-8 treatments per area, in order to ensure maximum results.

The Venus Legacy technology works by combining Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields, in order to produce a uniform heat under the skin. This causes a thermal reaction, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response, to increase production of collagen, as well as elastin fibres. At the same time, advanced VariPulse technology gently pulls the skin upwards, by means of suction power, and this allows for the radio frequencies to travel deeper into the skin.

Take a browse through our gallery, and see the astounding results achieved by real customers, then book your treatment with us, and get started on your own dream body!

The Brazilian Bum Lift is Here

From VenusConcepts – creators of the incredible Venus Freeze treatment – comes the Brazilian Bum Lift. If you dream of having a firm, toned bum that will turn heads on the beach this summer, this is just the thing you’ve been waiting for.

This non-invasive lift is ideal for bikini season. These quick and easy treatments are only twenty minutes in length (10 minutes for each side), and produce results that lift the bum, while also smoothing any lumps and bumps in the process.

Here’s how it works:
Sophisticated Octi-polar techynology is used, wherein radio frequencies are concentrated and focused on the crease of the bum, the upper thigh, and the outer bum cheek. The temperature is kep around 40 – 42 degrees, which – when combined with lifting and swooping movements – results in firming and lifting of the bum itself. In addition, increased production of collagen, and enhanced blood supply to the area result, which in turn reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Parameters for buttocks treatment:

• Area: Buttocks

• Time: 20 minute treatment

• OctiPolar Applicator

• 10 mins per cheek

• Range 50-90%; Standard 80%

• Reduce temperature 5% at a time until patient comfort baseline is achieved

• Area size: 8.5×11 inches. (21×29 cm)

You can find out more on this exciting treatment, by visiting www.venustreatments.com, and book your treatment with us today!

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