As we age, skin loses collagen, fat and hydration with the loss starting in the mid-20s. This loss ultimately results in signs of ageing, such as dry, sagging, rough or wrinkled skin.
The ENRICH Skin Glow Program
The ENRICH Skin Glow Program is a series of dermal filler microinjections strategically placed into the skin of the face and neck. The fillers we use at ENRICH Clinic gently improve your skin from the inside out, made of a naturally-occurring substance in the body that plumps and hydrates the skin.
As we age, this naturally-produced substance depletes. Dermal filler injections can compensate for the natural loss of this special ultra-hydrating substance, as well as stimulate the production of collagen to help the skin maintain a smooth, supple appearance.
Our Skin Glow Program uses a special cross-linked filler designed to restore hydration in the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin, resulting in long-lasting improvement in skin quality. Dermal fillers act to smooth skin and retain moisture just below the skin’s surface, where it is most needed. The Skin Glow Program treatments refine pores and scars, and improves skin tone and texture.
Understanding the glow gun
The Skin Glow Program uses an advanced micro-injection machine called Vital Injector 2, (also known as the glow gun) with the 5-needle system placed just below the skin’s surface, where it absorbs water – up to a thousand times its own weight – to hydrate and increase collagen production.
The glow gun, or injector, evenly distributes a small amount of filler under the skin of the treated area.
This filler stimulates collagen production by stretching the collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts). The glow gun not only makes your skin look and feel better immediately, but it can also create thicker/plumper skin due to increased collagen production over time.
The whole procedure takes about one hour.
How treatments feel
Pain or discomfort from the glow gun is minimal, although as with every cosmetic procedure, it’s patient dependent. Prior to the treatment, patients will be advised to take pain control medication (1.5 hours before the treatment) to minimise discomfort. Ice may also be used.
Recovery from glow gun treatments
Dermal fillers are gentle to the skin once injected. The procedure is performed with multiple micro-injections. In the worst-case scenario, mild bruising or swelling can be seen after the treatment but usually disappears quickly. If required, a laser can be used to hasten the breakdown of the bruise. It is recommended that this treatment not be performed within four weeks of a major social event.
Best candidates for glow gun treatments
Everyone! Anyone with skin on their bodies can benefit substantially from this treatment. If you want to slow the ageing process and give your skin a boost, this treatment is for you. The glow gun is excellent as a preventive measure to maintain moisture and smoothness at any age.
It is recommended ceasing aspirin, fish oil or any blood-thinning medications prior to treatments, since excess bleeding can result in bruising.
The most popular area for treatment is the face, especially the top lip, chin and cheeks, where signs of ageing can become quickly obvious.
Other popular treatment areas include:
- Back of the hands
What to expect from treatments
Results typically last for 6-12 months. An initial course of 2-3 treatments, four weeks apart, is recommended for best results. After your intial treatment series, six-monthly treatments help maintain skin.
What other treatments work well with the Skin Glow Program?
Our Skin Glow Program is not just a skin rejuvenation booster on its own. It’s also ideal for maximising and sustaining the results of other anti-ageing treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Combining treatments, you have a long-lasting effect.
Why we love the glow gun
The glow gun is an effective, quick, low-risk anti-ageing treatment. The procedure comes with minimal downtime and the result is long-lasting. You’ll love how your skin looks and feels.
Benefits of the Skin Glow Program
- Smoother skin
- A more beautiful complexion
- Increased skin hydration
- Refines pores
- Can help smooth scarring
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin tone
- Brighter skin
It is recommended that the glow gun treatment is combined with other procedures and repeated when necessary for optimal results.
Our basic package is one session with the glow gun, which starts at $700. We also include a diode and excel laser treatment to account for any bruising encountered the next day, if required.
Your practitioner will explain which package is right for you at your consultation.