What is Intraceuticals?
Intraceuticals is an Australian company specializing in oxygen technology. Intraceuticals was founded in 2002, and has offices in 22 countries.
How is Intraceuticals unique?
Unlike other oxygen facials, which atomize or spray oxygen on the skin, the Intraceuticals Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen System uses therapeutic oxygen under hyperbaric pressure to infuse a special serum of modified hyaluronic acid, essential vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants and amino peptides to the skin. Re-hydrated, plumped up skin in less than an hour will set this treatment apart from any other facial treatments.
What does Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen mean?
Hyperbaric simply means the therapeutic use of oxygen delivered at above normal pressure.
Why is oxygen used topically?
Oxygen is a natural bactericide (destroys anaerobic bacteria) and helps cool and calm the skin. Intraceuticals uses oxygen under pressure to enhance the skins absorption of the Intraceuticals Infusions.
What does Infusion mean?
An Intraceuticals Infusion refers to the process of applying a hydrophilic (water loving) Serum containing hyaluronic acid technology to the skin. Based on research originating in Australia, Intraceuticals identified a new, modified form of Hyaluronic Acid; this special type of Hyaluronic Acid has the same proven moisture binding benefits as traditional Hyaluronic Acid but because of its lighter weight, has the ability to target the skin where it not only deeply hydrates but also helps stimulate collagen synthesis. Additionally, it draws or carries other active and beneficial skin specific ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, botanicals and amino peptides to the skin.
How is oxygen used to treat wounds and burns?
Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen, when applied directly to open skin is an innovative approach to healing difficult wounds and burns. Topical hyperbaric oxygen (oxygen under pressure) directs oxygen to the vital fluids at the surface and is used to reduce bacteria and to speed healing.
Which skin conditions benefit from Intraceuticals?
Intraceuticals Infusions help increase the skin’s moisture levels and targets dry, dehydrated a
nd prematurely aging skin, sensitive skin, sensitized skin, sun damage, brown spots, skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, post inflammatory pigmentation and problem prone skin conditions.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is your body’s natural moisture factor and the ability to retain and hold moisture is the secret to youthful, healthy vibrant skin. As we age our bodies produce less Hyaluronic Acid which is thought to be one of the leading causes of skin aging.
What is light weight Hyaluronic Acid?
Light Weight Hyaluronic Acid is the smallest and most easily absorbed form of Hyaluronic Acid. This special fast acting form or Hyaluronic Acid is the foundation of all Intraceuticals Infusion Treatments and included in all Treatment Support Products. Naturally binds moisture within the skin and helps balance skin moisture levels for long lasting moisturization. Helps Increases skin volume from within, defining and enhancing skin volume, smoothing and softening fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and redness reducer and significantly reduces the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines .Helps cool and calm skin for sensitive or environmentally stressed skin (sun burn or wind burn). Actively draws other beneficial skin ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin and increases absorption of all active ingredients – even from other product lines.
Can the Intraceuticals Infusion Treatment be used with other equipment?
You may choose to use microdermabrasion or another physical exfoliation method prior to an Intraceuticals Infusion. Ultra- sonic cleansing with the Clarisonic Brush™ or other ultra-sound device may also be used prior to an Infusion. Micro-Current may be performed after an Intraceuticals Infusion and both appear to be greatly enhanced by an Intraceuticals Infusion Treatment.
Are there any contra-indications to an Intraceuticals Infusion?
The modified Hyaluronic technology will enhance absorption of all ingredients applied to the skin before or after an Intraceuticals infusion. For this reason – chemical peels should not be applied immediately before an Intraceuticals Infusions. Additionally, unpredictable ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinols and Hydroquinone should not be applied immediately before or after an Intraceuticals Infusion. Ask your client to wait 24-48 hours before re-introducing AHA’s, Retinoic acid, or Hydroquinone to their home care regimen
Is it proven safe?
Intraceuticals Infusions can be used on sensitive, sensitized, and rosacea prone skin conditions. May also be recommended as a cooling calming treatment for post sun and wind exposed skin conditions.
Can I use Intraceuticals treatments and products if I am pregnant or lactating?
Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals are not tested for reproductive toxicology and Intraceuticals has not been tested. It is a personal choice between the client and her physician if any products should be used during pregnancy. Clients should refer to physician for this answer.
Is Intraceuticals tested on animals?
No, the products are not tested on animals.
How does Intra ceuticals differentiate itself from the competition?
Our competitors focus on the benefits of oxygen and typically atomize or spray oxygen on the skin as the main treatment protocol. Oxygen sprayed into the air is immediately reabsorbed into the air. Intraceuticals applies oxygen under light pressure and in a very specific manner to infuse our proprietary hyaluronic technology directly to the skin. It is the combination of oxygen under pressure and hyaluronic technology containing vitamins, antioxidants and peptides that provides such remarkable and instant results.
Does oxygen cause free radicals?
While oxygen is critical to all oxygen breathing organisms, oxygen also produces free radicals as a by-product of normal oxygen metabolism. Fortunately, the body produces protective free radical fighting enzymes; glutathione, catalase and sodium oxide dismustase to neutralize the majority of this activity and additional dietary and supplemental antioxidants are also recommended. There is no evidence that oxygen treatments cause free radical damage; in fact most scientists and physicians argue that even if topical oxygen could penetrate the skin it would be such an insignificant amount; basically no more than your daily exposure to oxygen.
What about Oxygen skin care creams and masks?
There are currently two ways to incorporate oxygen into skin care products. Yeast cell derivatives or glycoproteins claim to help transport oxygen to the skin. Hydrogen Peroxide and Benzyl Peroxide both donate oxygen when applied to the skin but have been shown to create free radical activity and are not recommend for sensitive and/or sun exposed skin.
What are the main features of an Intraceuticals Infusion?
- Uses a continuous flow of oxygen under pressure called Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen
- 4 different Intraceuticals Infusion Treatments all containing light weight hyaluronic carrier technology.
- Is readily absorbed creating instant results
- Helps the skin absorb other active ingredients such as botanicals, vitamins, amino peptides to the skin
- Intraceuticals has developed Hyaluronic Layering which uses several different forms of Hyaluronic Acid designed to work together to help plump up depressions in the skins infrastructure, add suppleness and volume, support collagen production and enhance youthful contour.
- Series Course Kits easily combine Infusion Treatments with Treatment Support products to maintain long-term results.
What are the main benefits of an Intraceuticals Infusion?
- Instant visible results
- Deeply hydrates - provides volume and definition
- Firms, lifts and improves overall texture and tone
- Helps stimulates collagen and elastin activity
- Dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Comforts dry, sensitive or stressed skin
- Provides an immediate increase in skin radiance and glow