I use various technological devices in my Dermatology practice that make my life easier and that enable me to work more accurately and efficiently when dealing with my patients. Such devices are my mole-mapping equipment where I am able to take digital images of suspicious moles and store them on my computer for comparison at a later date.
My skin therapist Sarah uses the Visia Skin Analysis technology, which by means of a UV camera, is able to accurately assess a patient’s skin digitally to make recommendations for treatments and products relating to their skin concern or condition.
I see new technology as an aid and an enabler.
Dermastore® is proud to announce that we are now stockists of the next-generation Foreo Luna™2, an award-winning and globally recognised skin cleansing system from Sweden. These devices use gentle silicone brushes for highly efficient, gentle cleansing and exfoliation without irritation.
One of the biggest problems I find in my Dermatology practice is either inadequate cleansing of the skin or over-zealous cleansing of the skin with the incorrect products. These can cause problems such as an irritant contact dermatitis or dehydration. Another problem I see in my practice is when people do not cleanse properly, they can get ‘pilling’ or the formation of ‘frummeltjies’ on the skin which can cause certain products to roll off the skin.
The ideal situation is a gentle but thorough cleansing of the skin without irritation. This especially applies to women who wear make-up during the day.
Make-up or any impurities need to be removed and the skin thoroughly cleansed in the evening before going to bed. This is both hygienic and important for the penetration of corrective active ingredients used at night to repair and renew the skin. It is important not to use any grainy cleansers or exfoliators or scrubs with this device as they may damage the soft silicone touch-points.
Using cutting-edge technology, the Foreo Luna™2 silicone brush utilizes up to 2x the patented T-Sonic power (8000 pulsations per minute) to gently remove makeup residue and to exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores of impurities and oil that contribute to acne breakouts. The extra gentle brush has multiple soft, smooth and non-abrasive, silicone touch points that noticeably increase cleaning efficiency.
An added bonus is the anti-ageing massage function on the reverse side which helps to tone the skin. The ultra-hygienic silicone surface is quick drying and non-porous to prevent a build-up of bacteria. It is fully waterproof and a single charge lasts up to 5 months. This is an investment product for long-term use and has a 2-year limited warranty and a 10 ten year quality guarantee.
The modern design is sleek and elegant and according to the founders of Foreo Luna™2: We transform daily routines into vibrant rituals!
My wife, Sandy, has been using the Luna 2 device for the past 9 months and had the following to say:
“What impressed me the most when I first started using my Luna™ 2 was just how incredibly efficient it was – my norm was a double cleanse at night, first using a cream cleanser followed by gauze pads soaked in Micellar water to remove any residual makeup or impurities. It would usually take about 4 gauze pads to get my skin ultra-clean, without a trace of make-up. When I started using my Luna™2, I immediately noticed that after cleansing with my normal cleanser and applying my first gauze pad, there was nothing on the pad! I find this a sophisticated way of cleansing with the added bonus that it preps my skin for the active ingredients I use at night. There has been a definite change in my skin – it is softer and more radiant”
Luna™ 2 is available in four varieties so that you can select one that is tailored to your skin type:
There is also the sleek, black Foreo Luna™ 2 exclusively for men. It is the ultimate pre-shaving and cleansing device as it not only cleanses but helps to prep the face for a closer, smoother shave. It has the added anti-ageing massage function.
Dermastore® also stocks the Foreo Luna™ mini 2 which is a small, lightweight design that still provides superior cleansing but it does not have the anti-ageing massage function. The mini version with its compact size makes it an easy travel partner. It is also more affordable for those who are budget conscious. This versatile 3-zone cleansing device is suitable for all skin types. The front has thinner touch points to gently cleanse sensitive or normal skin and thicker touch points for precision cleansing, especially in the t-zone. The back has broad touch points for oily skins. Both Foreo LUNA™ 2 and LUNA™ mini 2 devices are safe, efficacious and built to last.
On questioning women who have used the Foreo Luna™ 2 devices for 8 weeks, 100% of them replied that they felt they had a more radiant skin. It is no wonder that one Foreo product is sold every 7 seconds in 40 different countries throughout the world. South Africa is now the 41st country in the world with the introduction of these Foreo products on Dermastore® and in my Dermatology practice.