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MUDr. Katarina Bieleszova: How does the RECLAR peeler work along with retinoids?

MUDr. Katarina Bieleszova: How does the RECLAR peeler work along with retinoids?

RECLAR is a hypoallergenic galvanic peeler offering various “modern” technologies for your own home usage. It provides ultrasound skin cleaning, galvanisation and also blue and red LED light therapy.

It sounds perfectly engineered. Is it safe for home use?

Let’s start from the beginning. What is ultrasound skin cleaning? It’s a skin cleansing procedure which uses the help of a special device which emits ultrasound waves and high-frequency vibrations to remove dead cells and to rejuvenate the upper layer of the skin.

In other words, it’s a form of mechanical peeling which affects the first three layers of the skin. It’s recognised by professionals as one of the finest ways to treat the face. It helps to:

  • Significantly improve acne
  • Deeply clean clogged pores
  • Delicately soften the skin surface and thus smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve skin haemodynamics and metabolism
  • Provide deep hydration and lifting

As is commonly known, ultrasound has been safely used in medical diagnostics for a long time. For home usage, it is vitally important to use only high-quality devices that meet strict quality certifications, which RECLAR does.

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Ultrasound cleaning is in essence suitable for any age or skin type. There are, however, exceptions such as with skin diseases in which case, consider consulting your dermatologist regarding using the peeler.

RECLAR is predominantly effective for use on clogged pores. With regular usage, it will beautifully cleanse your skin, reduce the number of clogged pores, improve skin quality and thus extend the period between professional treatments in a salon.

Indicators:

  • Acne
  • Scars and pigment spots after acne
  • Enlargedpores
  • “Tired” skin
  • Skin with signs of ageing
  • And more :o)

Contraindications:

  • Pacemaker
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cardiovascular and oncological diseases
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Psoriasis or other chronic skin diseases
  • Couperose

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A few words about the complexity of light therapy

LED therapy – Light-emitting diode therapy (light therapy) is a popular, non-invasive treatment of skin with acne, skin damaged by sun or with other skin diseases. It is possible to undergo this therapy in a dermatological office, beauty parlour or there is the possibility to use the device at home.

The treatment uses varying light wavelengths to induce natural skin healing processes. For results to be visible, multiple treatments are necessary.

Blue light lowers the activity of sebaceous glands and thus lowers the occurrence of acne. It can also destroy bacteria on the skin’s surface that cause inflammation (Propionibacterium acnes).

Red light reduces inflammation, improves signs of ageing and scar condition by affecting skin cells – fibroblasts – responsible for collagen production.

What is collagen good for? It’s a protein in the skin that plays a vital role in healing. With age, its production is reduced and the skin becomes weakened. And so, it is important to support its production, for example, with the use of the red light.

LED light therapy can help heal a plethora of skin disorders such as:

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Dull skin
  • Wound healing and inflammation

One of the main advantages of LED light therapy is its safety. According to research, it has a brilliant safety profile. It does not produce UV rays and as such is suitable for regular use. It doesn’t cause burns and the treatment is suitable for all skin types.

How to use?

The peeler is used on previously cleansed skin which should be left sufficiently damp. If needed, the skin can be moistened with a mineral water spray or wet make up pad with which we rub the skin.

We can use cosmetics with active substances such as salicylic or glycolic acid to clean the skin, but these substances are not suitable to apply to the skin as they can irritate it. If we want to lower the risk of irritation, I would opt for gentler substances such as Cetaphil, Cerave or Tolerianne by La Roche Posay.

The RECLAR peeler has a very informative manual so I won’t mention it here.

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We feel when our skin is dry and taut after usage. Reddening doesn’t usually occur. After use, the skin is ready for a facial mask according to skin type or current need. It doesn’t matter what brand of cosmetics you use because RECLAR will help you achieve a better result and care to get the most from your skincare routine.

To improve and cleanse the skin, RECLAR and the galvanisation process promotes the absorption of active substances from the serums and creams we use. After some time of regular usage, the need for exfoliation is reduced, but galvanisation and light therapy can be safely used daily. My favourite products – masks and serums, which can be used with RECLAR peeler, are described below.

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Hydrating, calming and vitamin by ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND.

Using a hydrating serum is also suitable; it depends on your skin type and preference about what you currently need.

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Advantages of RECLAR peeler when used with retinoids

I also use retinoids in my skincare routine, specifically one of the most effective forms of retinoids, tretinoin as a gel with 0.025% concentration. Tretinoin as an active substance was initially used for treating acne. With time, it was discovered that patients had not only better acne but also “smoothed” wrinkles, firmer skin and brighter pigment spots.

It sounds like a miracle which made tretinoin into one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients. For regular usage, I would opt for a more accessible form – Retinol or Retinaldehyde.

The peeler assists with exfoliation generated by retinoids

I wouldn’t use the RECLAR peeler for treatment given the strength of retinoids and their ability to irritate. It can manage superbly??? the subsequent extensive skin-stripping which is initially caused by retinoids.

You can fight this in many ways, for example with different peeling types – cream, lotionswith enzymes or with fine grains, but I don’t recommend those in this instance. For me, RECLAR fought the excessive skin-stripping brilliantly. I wasn’t irritated as the peeler is very fine. It is necessary to use it gently and not apply too much pressure.

Using RECLAR at home has proven great for me and I will be using it for a very long time. I believe it will find a place in your home as well and the investment is paid off by more beautiful and finer skin.

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(Sources: www.medicalnewstoday.com, www.cosmetology-info.com, www.masterpieceskinrestoration.com, www.shape.com, www.dermstore.com, www.byrdie.com)

MUDr. Katarina Bieleszova: How does the RECLAR peeler work along with retinoids? 10My name is Katarína Bieleszová, I studied general medicine and I specialise in rehabilitation medicine. My original focus and life-long fascination has been dermatology which I pursue in my free time.

I am now glad to finally have a broader knowledge of skincare and especially in how we can help ourselves at home and get our skin to a higher level?? Not sure if this is suitable here?

I had long been searching for a device for effective but gentle exfoliation. RECLAR peeler has certainly met my expectations.