Spectrum Blog

New Method for Treating Acne (Eu-Seb)

Acne skincare. Traditionally acne has been treated by trying to eliminate harmful bacteria from the skin, usually by traumatic means, like acids. While being effective in many cases, it can damage the skin’s flora, regardless to whether its harmful or beneficial, which in turn can make the skin dry/susceptible to UV damage/sensitive and in many cases the problem still persists.

Meder Beauty Eu-Seb treatment was based on research that states that the human microbiome, all the bacteria living on our skin, is not only as individual as a fingerprint, but also essential for our health. It is the imbalance of the bacterial species that needs to be corrected rather than just trying to burn all the microorganisms from the skin surface. So, what (Eu-Seb) prebiotic does, is essentially restore the healthier balance and let the bacteria deal with each other in a more natural way. Other ingredients, like aloe extract, chamomile etc., calm the irritation and relieve the unpleasant symptoms, like redness, inflammation and discomfort. What it means for the patient, is that there are no unpleasant sensations (burning, itching, further redness, peeling, etc.) and after a treatment the skin looks calmer and more matte right away. Since the skin’s surface is not damaged, there is no risk of increased exposure to UV, which in Australia is a key factor. And it can take the problem away without traumatising the skin. 

Eu-Seb has been found to be safer, completely painless and comfortable for the patient, more natural and backed by the latest research (microbiome is a hot topic right now in health and beauty).

If you would like further information contact the team at Spectrum on 1300 766 198.

By |July 3rd, 2017|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

A payment solution tailored specifically for the beauty industry

BeautyPay is a payment solution tailored specifically for the beauty industry to assist clinics in growing their business. Designed for Beauty Salons/ Clinics, Cosmetic Laser and Injectable Clinics, Medical Clinics, Hair Salons and Home Based Clinics.

BeautyPay can be used for all your treatment programs including:
• IPL treatments
• Massage and facial packages
• Brows/microblading
• Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle
• Laser and hair removal treatments
• Tattoo removal treatments,
• Microdermabrasion treatments
• Led light therapy
• Haircuts and colour programs
• Cosmetic tattooing and much more.

Example Beauty Clinic Package: IPL Brazilian and Underarm

Programme Inclusion: 6 x IPL Brazilian, 6 x IPL underarm
• Term: 36 weeks
• Frequency: Treatment every 6 weeks
• Deposit: Upfront deposit received
• Payment: Automatic recurring payment arrangement is setup and you receive equal payments every week over 36 weeks
• Payments work on autopilot and you can focus on your business

Why are businesses implementing BeautyPay?
• Helps businesses increase revenue and treatments by offering an alternative to upfront payments
• Easy to run reports including scheduled (future) revenue
• Fees are neutralised so no cost for beauty clinic
• Be paid on time and generate future and reliable revenue streams
• It is quick and easy to setup your clients
• With a portion of your revenue coming in through recurring payment it can help you budget and manage cashflow
• BeautyPay offers a professional payment platform to manage your payments so that you can focus on your business and customers.
• BeautyPay is simple and fast for your customers. As this is a direct debit service and not a credit service, there is no need for messy and confusing credit checks or application processes.
• Following up customers for payment is the last thing you want to do. BeautyPay puts this work on autopilot with its Artificial Intelligence doing the follow up.

BeautyPay also offers a mobile virtual terminal with no monthly rental fees and the $10 monthly fee is deleted after $500 in transactions per month.

To learn more about BeautyPay, contact our friendly team today:

Email: info@beautypay.com.au
Website: www.beautypay.com.au

By |April 24th, 2017|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Make 2017 Your Year

2017 has kicked off. Start 2017 by making your goals/resolutions with a process to support their attainment and when you review in a year’s time you will be very happy with the results!
It is estimated that fewer than 10 percent of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions/goals. We all know it’s not creating a resolution that is the hard part; it is about sticking to them for the next 365 days. How are you going to achieve your resolution/goals this year?

Write Your Resolutions Down

The best way to keep your resolution or goal is to write them down. Creating daily to do lists and recording long-term goals are really good ways to manage your goals and turn them into action.
Start your year strong and manage your goals. Make sure to write your goals down and take notes as the year progresses.

Create Timelines for Your Resolutions/ Goals

Make sure to create timelines for your goals. We recommend that you focus on short-term goals as well as long-term. Focus on 30 day or 90 day goals because it has been shown to produce better results by focusing on shorter time frame goals than on the full year (365 days). With long-term goals it is much easier to procrastinate and say to yourself there is still plenty of time because the year has only just started.

Stay Clear on Your Business and Personal Goals
Reviewing and staying clear on your vision for not only your business but personal goals is important. Schedule time every day or week to focus on your vision and changing your thoughts. 30 to 90 days is long enough to make positive and lasting changes to your thoughts and behaviours. Keep your mind open to new thoughts and ways of doing things (write down these new ideas and thoughts, which will help continually turn them into action).

Accountability
Develop ways to hold yourself accountable to your goals. This could be by stating your goals to a close associate or partner. Or maybe through a business coach that holds you accountable on a one-on-one setting. If you have ever had a gym or workout partner you know that this helps keep you accountable to your workouts. You show up to the workout session even when you don’t feel like it because you don’t want to let your workout partner down. You can get the same benefits from a associate, partner or coach. Find what works for you.

Examples
An example may be to introduce a new beauty service or equipment to your business within 90 days. Or increase revenue from your IPL machine by xx amount through implementing a new marketing strategy and campaign. Do you have learning goals for the year? Or health and relationship goals?

Commit
Commit right now to achieve your goals!

 

Speak to our team about your beauty business goals for 2017. We would love to learn about your business and discuss the best available options for your business and client base. Through our full support solution you could kick off the year offering advanced treatments with our industry leading technologies, training and support to your budget at a more affordable investment than you may think.

1300 766 198

www.spectrumsciencebeauty.com.au

By |January 4th, 2017|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Why Choose Hair Removal from a Professional Laser Hair Removal Machine

Why Choose Hair Removal from a Professional Laser Hair Removal Machine?

Professional laser hair removal machine treatments is one of the world’s most common cosmetic treatments for unwanted hair.

Professional hair Removal Laser machines utilise beams of highly concentrated light which are designed to selectively penetrate into the follicles of hair (absorbed by the pigment in each hair follicle and subsequently destroy the hair that is within that hair follicle). Over the years a number of different light sources and lasers have been created that can be used in professional laser hair removal machines. The treatment was originally developed to be treated on dark hairs on light skin. However certain new technologies have been developed and used to make treatments safer for patients with darker skin tones. An example of technologies include laser hair removal machines (diode laser, SHR technology, alexandrite lasers and Nd:Yag lasers) and IPL Machines (intense pulsed light machines).

Why are people choosing professional laser hair removal?

A professional laser hair removal machine can remove unwanted hair from certain conditions that cause excess hair growth or can offer a new look. In most cases individuals will require a number of treatments which will result in permanent hair reduction of unwanted hair. The leading lasers and light sources are cleared for permanent hair reduction, this means a reduction over time. The results will depend on the individual with some people seeing very long term hair removal which may last for many years. While others can sometimes require maintenance treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss. Unfortunately it is not possible to determine in advance of treatments exactly who will require how many treatments and what the result will be in terms of permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal does work best on customers with dark hairs on lighter skin (well trained clinicians using a proven technology can provide a good framework to customers). Newer technologies from businesses including Spectrum Science & Beauty and Alma Lasers have made the procedure safe and effective in those with darker skin.

How does a customer prepare for a professional laser hair removal treatment?

Before the treatment, a trained therapist or clinician will perform a consultation so that you can make an informed consent. The consultation also gives the therapist an opportunity to identify any contra-indications that may prevent or limit you from having a treatment.

Once the consultation has been performed and you wish to proceed to the next step, a client consultation and consent form must be filled in and signed. The consultation form will require you to fill in information about yourself. This information will allow the therapist to assess suitability for the treatment and identify any issues that may restrict or contra-indicate performing the treatment. The consultation form may include information such as;
– Lifestyle Habits
– Medical History
– Medications

This above is also the time for the therapist or clinician and patient to discuss expectations of the treatment, potential risks and the outcomes of the treatments. Customers receiving laser hair removal should for example avoid the following: tanning beds, sunbathing, chemical peels, waxing, collagen injections for atleast 2 weeks before the treatment. Additionally, avoid deodorants, perfumes, or any potential irritants within the area to be treated before and after the laser hair removal treatment. Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements (this list is not exhaustive and there will be other contra-indications that need to be avoided).

What can a customer expect after hair removal

An example of what customers may experience following the treatment:

– Swelling and redness of the hair follicle, which is a normal occurrence.
– Can experience discomfort.
– Should avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week following all laser hair removal treatments.

By |December 13th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Super Hair Removal (SHR): Laser Hair Removal Machine

Super Hair Removal (SHR) is a technology invented by Alma Lasers and is their proprietary laser hair removal machine technology that is now been used in clinics all around the world and has global brand recognition.

 

What is SHR and How does it Work?

SHR is becoming a very common term when people speak about hair removal technology. So how exactly does this technology work? SHR gradually heats the dermis to a temperature that is able to effectively damage hair follicles and also prevent re-growth of the hair follicles, while very importantly avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. With Super Hair Removal the hair follicles do not get exposed to one single pulse of high energy because using a single pulse of high energy can have the risk of injuring the skin.  Instead the follicle receives multiple, short, and low energy pulses accumulating enough energy to damage the hair follicle. With the equipment supplied from Spectrum parameters are provided to ensure the correct accumulated energy resulting in the most effective results.

Using a high repetition rate short pulses are delivered deep into the dermis, and achieve high average power which results in therapeutically effective build-up of heat, and best of all virtually no pain for the patient.

An In-Motion method is used with SHR by moving the handpiece multiple times over the area being treated to ensure full coverage of the treated area. Grid templates are used to ensure the most effective results. Glacial Tech cooling is used via a sapphire tip preventing superficial burns and facilitating virtually painless but very effective hair removal.

Check out a video on the Doctors Show using Alma Lasers SHR Technology: http://www.almalasers.com/news/company-news/the-doctors-featuring-soprano-ice/

Laser Hair Removal Machine – Alma Remove by Spectrum

The Alma Remove Laser Hair Removal Machine offered by Spectrum offers the safest, most effective laser hair removal solution available today and is backed by a number of clinical studies. Beauty and medical clinics can treat all skin tones and a wide range of hair types all year round (365 days a year).

 

IPL Machine – Alma Rejuve by Spectrum

The Alma Rejuve IPL Machine is an effective skin rejuvenation system treating: pigmentation, vascular, skin rejuvenation, tightening and contouring of body/face and hair removal. The Rejuve is as effective as laser treatments, and comes with the safety, versatility and low-cost of pulsed light. There is also an option to upgrade to SHR.

If you would like further details on SHR technology, Laser Hair Removal Machines, or IPL Machines contact the team at Spectrum Science & Beauty:

 

www.spectrumsciencebeauty.com.au

1300 766 198

By |December 8th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Cosmoprof Asia – Aesthetic Equipment

Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong- Aesthetic Equipment

The 21st addition of Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong was held on the 15th to 17th of November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre featuring a full range of aesthetic equipment. Cosmoprof Asia has become the largest international trade show in Asia for all sectors of the beauty industry. Asia Pacific is now the second largest market for cosmetics after Europe.

Visit Cosmoprof website: http://www.cosmoprof-asia.com

This was another great event for the aesthetic industry and Spectrum. Of note the Alma Beauty line of equipment including IPL Machines and Laser Hair Removal machines that Spectrum offer throughout Australia were exhibited at the show and received fantastic feedback from existing customers and the industry. Make sure to follow our Facebook page for regular updates on conferences and events that we attend: https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumScienceandBeauty/

The Spectrum Team worked with a number of leading parties during the event to implement best practice customer service and support. This included adding additional services to our full support solution to ensure we offer best practice support in Australia. We held workshops with our partners engineers/research and development teams to continue to implement improvements to our technologies.

Thousands of companies from around the world show cased their equipment and product and it was very valuable for the team to learn and discuss technology and new innovations with different businesses that have specialised expertise and products in their domain. Key Aesthetic Equipment technologies at the event included IPL machines, Laser Hair Removal Machines, Body Contouring and Radio Frequency Machines, LED Light Therapy and Skin Analysers.

We look forward to working towards our vision to offer the leading equipment and support in our industry.

Spectrum Science & Beauty Team

1300 766 198

Alma Lasers Beauty line exhibited at Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong:

Alma Products

By |December 2nd, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Contouring and Tightening of Body and Face

In recent years the beauty and aesthetic industry has seen considerable growth in minimally or non-invasive body shaping and contouring treatments with demand continuing to rise.

 

Non-surgical treatments are attracting clients due to significant outcomes, patient safety, reduced treatment time and recovery time. One of the newest fat reduction technologies is radiofrequency, which delivers energy to the areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep within the fat cells. With major growth expected within this sector of the industry it is the perfect time to introduce contouring and tightening treatments to a beauty clinics menu.

 

The leading technology can offer treatments for the following indications in the one machine:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Skin tone
  • Laxity
  • Body contouring,
  • Skin tightening
  • Cellulite

 

The Body Contouring equipment from Spectrum has numerous competitive advantages including patient comfort level, clinically proven results, ergonomic handpieces for the operator’s comfort. In this article we will make references to the Alma Reform, which promotes a high return on investment (ROI)due to its variety of applicators which enable both body and face treatments to all areas such as thighs, abdomen, arms, flanks, jaw and décolleté. Additionally the simple operation and ergonomic lightweight applicators make treatments simple to learn and perform, and easy to delegate to staff.

 

The Alma Reform yields both short and long term benefits that include immediate skin tightening and glow, as well as restructuring of the skin’s architecture. These benefits ensure long term visible results and help to bolster the skin against future aging.

 

Re Collagen Lifts and Tightens Loose Skin

  • Contracts existing fibers
  • Stimulates the formation of new collagen, improving its alignment and thickness
  • Improves texture for a youthful glow

 

Reduced Fat Cell Volume and Improved Cellulite Appearance 

  • Releases fatty acids, preventing fat cells from accumulating (causing bumps and dimples)
  • Accelerates the lymphatic drainage to evacuate toxins from the tissue

 

The Reform offers beauty clinics multiple technologies in the one machine

Patented UniPolar™ Technology
Unipolar™ technology uses dielectric heating – focused and powerful heating – a unique technology that transmits high radiofrequency energy directly to the targeted tissue via a single electrode. Delivering this focused energy up to 20 mm deep creates a rapid rotation of water molecules within the skin, causing friction and generating deep, effective and safe dermal heating without discomfort.

Heat is produced deep within the skin’s tissue, addressing varying anatomical structures and locations, while targeting fat cells and collagen fibers. The result includes a re-collagen effect, which lifts and tightens the skin, as well as reduced fat cell volume, which contours the shape and improves the visibility of cellulite.

CoaxiPolar Technology
CoaxiPolar is focused on the Face. Suitable for facial treatments and using a coaxial electrode which transmits up to 6 mm deep. Its ergonomic, lightweight design and integrated thermometer enables easier use. It features an automatic temperature reading (C° or F°), making treatments faster and more efficient.

Micropeel
Micro Perforation for Skin Rejuvenation. This very small applicator provides micro perforation of the skin, using unique Microplasma™ technology. Micro perforates and gently removes the outer layer of skin and enables the removal of superficial pigmentation, revealing more vital, smoother skin with a vibrant glow.

Additionally, microplasma uses electromagnetic pulses to produce plasma sparks and create micro channels within the skin. This effect enables a direct path to the skin tissue to successfully deliver all types of cosmetic formulations for enhanced results. With micro perforation the surrounding skin remains undamaged, which aids in rapid healing.
We would highly recommend you to take a look at the Alma Reform to take advantage of the major growth that is expected in the contouring and tightening sector. If you are interested in further information on the Reform click the link below:

 

https://spectrumsciencebeauty.leadpages.co/alma-reform-2/

 

Call 1300 766 198 to discuss if body contouring and tightening is right for your clinic.

 

By |October 4th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Laser and IPL Machine Skin Treatments for Wrinkles, Rosacea and More

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the popularity of aesthetic procedures that aim to turn back the clock continues to skyrocket. Brown spots, broken capillaries and other fallout from photoaging are easy targets for laser systems and IPL Machines that use broadband light to repair these defects. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated non-ablatively, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots and other discolored signs of photoaging can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. In fact, laser skin treatments and IPL Machine treatments for wrinkles and other signs of aging can be done during a lunch hour.

 

Technology in use

There are a number of technologies including the Spectrum Lumiere IPL Machine, Spectrum Giovane IPL Machine and Alma Rejuve IPL machine that provide effective treatments for skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, vascular and acne.

 

Spectrum IPL Technology

When the London School of Beauty first saw Spectrum IPL equipment they described it as “revolutionary”. Spectrum employs the latest technology and is packed with intelligent features and comes standard with a sophisticated software interface allowing you to program treatments in ‘simple’ mode or ‘professional’ mode. This offers you the flexibility of choosing from preset settings or customising your own treatment parameters, all with a touch of a button. As an added feature the software can be easily upgraded via a USB interface ensuring you’re never left behind.

 

Spectrum IPL have a unique filtering system which allows one handpiece to be used for all of the following treatments as shown below.

  • Acne
  • Vascular
  • Photo-rejuvenation
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pigmentation
  • Hair Reduction

 

Alma Rejuve IPL Technology

Alma Rejuve utilises Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) which is considered the next generation of intense pulsed light (IPL). It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration for safer and more effective treatments. AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face.

 

The Alma Rejuve can be used for the following treatments:

  • Pigmentation
  • Vascular
  • Tightening and contouring for face
  • Tightening and contouring for body
  • Hair Reduction

 

Key advantages of Spectrum and Alma IPL Machines

  • Quick and effective treatment for many signs of aging, including brown spots and broken capillaries
  • Easy treatment to perform with no topical or numbing agents
  • Cost-effective approach to an in-demand procedure
  • Reduce the signs of aging with a quick, 20-minute procedure
  • The quick and easy procedure makes it perfect for lunch breaks
  • Treatment leads to continued effects over time

 

If you are interested in finding out more about IPL, contact the team at Spectrum Science & Beauty:

www.spectrumsciencebeauty.com.au

1300 766 198

sales@spectrumsciencebeauty.com.au

By |September 29th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) 2016

The 2016 Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) was held on Sunday 21st August at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The ABIA’s have cemented their position as the Oscars of the beauty industry and with a growing number of entrants each year, they are clearly seen as the benchmark of excellence and the most sought after accolade for salons and spas in Australia (guest attending the gala were up 30% from last year).

Spectrum Science & Beauty were again proud to be major sponsors of the awards and look forward to continuing to support the ABIA awards and the industry next year. On behalf of Spectrum we would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of each category this year. Spectrum’s Managing Director presented the award for Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year and would like to congratulate Ella King from Cove Spa for winning this award.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2016 ABIA:

Best Beauty Salon (5 Treatment rooms or more)

Simply Elegant

 

Best Beauty Salon (4 Treatment rooms or less)

The Temple Skincare

 

Best Day Spa

Bodhi J

 

Tanning Salon/Service of the Year

Nabu Bronzing Bar

 

Make Up Artist of the Year

Alana Mevissen

 

Beauty Therapist of the Year

Daniela Boerma, Bliss Day Spa

 

Business Director/Owner of the Year

Rene Thorpe, The Temple Skincare

 

Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year

Sponsored by Spectrum Science and Beauty

Ella King, Cove Spa

 

Best Marketing

Keturah Day Spa

 

Salon Team of the Year

Miss Kit

 

Best Customer Care

Cove Spa

 

Educator of the Year (Individual)

Andrew Christie, Lipservice Consulting

 

Educator of the Year (Organisation)

Cameron-Jane Make Up Design

 

WINNERS – State Wholesaler of the Year

VIC/TAS: EFB Salon Supplies

WA/NT: Prestige Salon Supplies

SA: SA Beauty Supplies

NSW/ACT: The Beauty Warehouse

QLD: Profile Salon Supplies

 

Australian Wholesaler of the Year

The Beauty Warehouse

 

Special Recognition Award

Beauty on Latrobe

 

Hall of Fame

Cameron Jane Thomas

 

Spectrum have been a major sponsor of the awards for a number of years now and it is great to see year after year the growth of the awards and how it is now embraced by the industry as the awards that set the benchmark of excellence.

For photos make sure to visit the Australian Beauty Industry Awards facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Australianbeautyindustryawards

 

By |September 19th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Actions to Maximise Hair Removal Revenues

How do we increase revenues from laser and IPL hair removal treatments in our clinics? Laser hair removal remains one of the top five non-surgical procedures with consumers. Hair removal is a cornerstone treatment for many beauty clinics, spas and aesthetic clinics around the world. Experts understand, however, that the market can be challenging.

 

Now, it’s not enough that hair removal lasers and IPL machines have provided an alternative to razors and shaving cream. Nor is it enough that this innovative solution lasts longer. Consumers want more than that from their investment. They seek a procedure that won’t hurt and won’t take a lot of time. A virtually painless laser hair removal or IPL treatment over a lunch hour is no longer ideal, but a must. (On that note, learn more about Spectrum Science & Beauty’s equipment by clicking here: www.spectrumsciencebeauty.com.au)

 

This takes us back to the question at the beginning of this article: How do we increase revenue from hair removal treatments? Optimizing your return from hair removal or any other laser or light-based treatment requires a plan of attack and deliberate implementation.

 

Right now, creating your plan can be a little easier (or a lot easier, depending on where your business is today), because Spectrum has made a free resource available to you:

 

Click to download FREE eBook: Actions to Maximise Hair Removal Profit

 

Actions to Maximise Hair Removal Profit

 

This free eBook from Spectrum contains a number of strategies you can implement in your practice right now. By combining all strategies into your existing marketing mix, you may dramatically improve your abilities to attract new patients. The guide includes:

  • Digital marketing
  • Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
  • Traditional Marketing
  • Referrals and Word of Mouth
  • Special Events
  • Email Marketing
  • Cross Selling

 

Is your website completing the one task that it must perform for your clinic twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (Note: many beauty clinic websites aren’t doing it.). Are you utilising word-of-mouth advertising to increase your referrals from existing customers?

 

It’s worth your reading time. So don’t put it off. Click the link above or the graphic below to download your copy.

 

Click to download FREE eBook: Actions to Maximise Hair Removal Profit

 

If you are interested in finding out more contact the team at Spectrum Science & Beauty.

1300 766 198

 

By |September 13th, 2016|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments