A2 Features writer, PAOLA CHELLEW, shares her experience on having the Environ Professional Focus-On Filler Treatment (professional treatment), in combination with the new Focus Care Youth+ 3DSynergé™ Filler Crème (homecare product).
Around the world, we have seen the focus shift from skincare to aesthetic treatments in the beauty industry. Dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections have become part of one’s beauty arsenal, as more men and women feel that these facial rejuvenation procedures are necessary to maintain a youthful appearance. Pain is endured, but the results speak for themselves – flawless, unlined skin that looks like glass.
However, that’s not to say all beauty treatments have to equal pain or discomfort. In fact, such is the growth of new products and innovative techniques being offered in the aesthetic, cosmetic and skincare fields that there are now several painless, non-invasive alternative procedures for the discerning patient to choose from.
Additionally, many of these treatments tend to be more cost-effective than their needle-delivered counterparts. This means that, in terms of shrinking budgets, there is something to bridge the gap in-between going for more invasive procedures.
So, who would rise to the challenge of a results-driven, scientific solution? When it comes to thinking out the box, Environ Skin Care is always up there as an innovator…
Dr Des Fernandes, Founder and Scientific Director of Environ, has set out to discover and develop a topical preparation that addresses ageing skin issues:
“As we age, it is natural for the skin to lose fat in the dermis as well as hyaluronic acid. What many people need is to improve the cushion of fat in the skin and boost the hyaluronic acid status to make it look like the skin has been ‘re-inflated’. Environ’s R&D team aimed to develop a topical cosmetic formulation that can be used to improve the appearance of well-cushioned skin,” he says.
Enter the new Focus Care 3DSynergé™ Filler Crème and Focus-On Filler Treatment…
This advanced powerhouse booster – formulated to target the signs of lines, wrinkles and loss of volume – reveals a visibly smoother, firmer, naturally plump-looking appearance. This formulation, in conjunction with regular use of Environ Vitamin A and a course of Focus-On Filler Treatments, aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, while restoring volume to the skin.
Furthermore, the Focus-On Filler treatments (which are a combination of the powerful skincare formulation and the Dual Electro-Sonic DF Technology) help to deliver up to 40 times more essential nutrients to where your skin needs it most.
I was kindly invited to the Environ Skin Care Institute in Johannesburg to experience this technologically advanced Focus-On Filler Treatment and try the 3DSynergé™ Filler Crème (for home use) and was anticipating a natural-looking, plumping enhancement to my face, without feeling any pain during the 30 minutes.
Facial at work
My face was cleansed gently, followed by the application of the Environ Dual Effect Filler Serum (performed by my wonderful therapist, Marlize, who massaged this formula into my skin via a small sonophoresis probe). This was the Electro-Sonic DF Technology, which felt quite warm and tingly, yet not at all uncomfortable.
Marlize explained that while the treatment can be targeted on different areas, she thought the best areas indicated for me were under and around my eyes, as well my cheeks.
During the treatment, it felt as though my skin was getting a good workout. The salon-strength serum contains OptimHyal™ (responsible for hydrating skin cells while stimulating the natural production of hyaluronic acid), Adifyline® peptide (which increases fatty tissue volume in the desired areas), as well as Reproage™ peptide (a solution that contributes to an improved appearance of mature skin).
Afterwards, a moisturising mask was brushed onto my skin and left to set. Once done, it was peeled off like a rubber mask, leaving my skin soft and hydrated. The final step was a layer of moisturiser, then a quick spray of the Environ Anti-Pollution Spritz, and I was good to go!
A couple of hours later, my skin still looked pretty good and really glowy, so I was pleased with the outcome. It’s also a really affordable treatment: perfect if your skin is dehydrated, no matter how much water you drink during the day.
If you are impressed with the overall outcome that dermal fillers have on skin rejuvenation, then this facial is perfect for keeping your skin radiant in-between procedures (which, incidentally, does not dislodge any well-placed fillers).
However, if you are not into needles, then the Focus-On Filler Treatment is a great alternative (albeit isn’t a replacement nor will it give the exact same results) – a treatment that offers both a wonderfully relaxing experience and a glowing complexion thereafter. Optimise your professional treatment results by incorporating the new home care Environ 3DSynergé™ Filler Crème.
Recommended retail pricing
- Environ 3DSynergé™ Filler Crème: R1195.00
- Environ Focus On Filler Professional Treatment: R430.00 (30 min)
Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Environ, though, the review therein is based on the author’s experience and opinion. Reviews published in A2 Magazine are intended to be for information purposes only, nor should they be regarded as a replacement for sound medical advice. Always speak to your doctor or skin care therapist if you have any concerns*
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Environ is a globally recognised and loved professional skincare brand that is built on science, beauty and care. Since 1990, Environ has used the science of beauty to change the way the world sees skincare.
The introduction of vitamin A to skincare formulations was a ground-breaking development, first successfully included in cosmetic products by top plastic surgeon, skincare pioneer and Environ founder Dr Des Fernandes. His sister, Val Carstens Environ’s Group Chairman, CEO and Director has built the brand from a dream to global success. Today the brand has over 140 products in more than 70 countries.
Environ has received over 100 international awards which have recognised the brand for its outstanding products, most recently being twice awarded the Best Medical Skin Care in the USA. Environ is favoured by international skincare therapists, the medical fraternity, beauty editors, aestheticians and film stars.