In our medical center, COSMETOLOGY includes hirudocosmetology, snail therapy, medical procedures, various types of massages, nontraumatic natural cleansing of face, as well as unique cosmetic creams with essence of medicinal leech and other natural ingredients.
We produce treatment creams and cosmetic compositions with essence of medicinal leech and other natural ingredients.
In the Medical center of hirudotherapy, apart from the treatment of severe chronic diseases, we carry out cosmetic procedures of hirudotherapy, snail therapy, medical procedures, various types of massages, nontraumatic cleansing of the skin of the face.
The great advantage of treating cosmetic skin defects with leeches is that this method has no age limitations, and anyone can use the services of the hirudotherapist-cosmetologist.
But there are some peculiarities of the procedure and security measures that must be strictly adhered to. In order for the treatment with leeches to have only beneficial effect, it is necessary to know which indications and contraindications are there in hirudotherapy.
Treatment with leeches will help you:
– in case of acne disease and other pustular lesions of the skin;
– help to reduce or eliminate such defects as pitted acne scars, various scars, pigmentation of the skin of the face;
– stop the loss of hair;
– general improvement of the skin condition, the elimination of the effect of fatigue, edema, the first signs of aging of the skin and photoaging;
– helps to control such dermatological diseases as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
During hirudotherapy, it is necessary to take into account contraindications, but not all of them are relevant for hirudocosmetology. We use cosmetic leeches, that is, leeches with a small weight. And enzyme cocktails are used in microdoses locally on the face.
Hirudotherapy is contraindicated:
– during pregnancy;
– in case of hemofilia, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopathy, and so on;
– in case of moderate and severe anemic syndrome (when the hemoglobin level is reduced to 100 g/l and below); hirudocosmetology is indicated
– physical exhaustion and cachexia; – hirudocosmetology is indicated
– psychic disorders;
– during the first weeks after surgical intervention of any localization (the risk of developing bleeding);
– malignant tumors
Healing essence of medicinal leech actively acts on protein metabolism. It increases the synthesis of DNA and protein in human skin cells, stimulates various processes that significantly increase the content of water-soluble protein in the body. And it effectively prevents premature skin aging.
A special role in metabolic mechanisms belongs to the natural liposome extracted from the leech. Natural liposome is harmless and has a high activity in delivering vitamins to cells. Skin elasticity is definitely improved (according to elastometry, 6-8%). And all these processes would have been impossible without the main – significant qualitative and quantitative improvement of circulation of blood in the skin.
This amazing phenomenon is associated with two factors:
A complex of biologically active substances, thinning the blood, improves its movement in all vessels, even very small capillaries. As a result, the blood starts to reach places that were earlier inaccessible. The tissue receives more oxygen, resulting in the improvement of all metabolic processes.
With prolonged influence, the wall of the vessel itself becomes elastic and permeable, which provides easy delivery of nutrients and removal of all excess that has accumulated in the tissues.
That is why in medicine and cosmetology, there are no biocomplexes equal in importance and efficiency as the ones isolated from the medicinal leech. As a result of hirudotherapy, the skin gets younger and the whole body becomes healthier.
Hirudotherapy helps to smooth wrinkles, improve blood circulation, activate lymph drainage , and it stimulates the renewal of the cells of the epidermis.As a result of treatment with leeches, the complexion of the face is improved, the skin becomes smooth and elastic, age defects get smoothed.
Leeches successfully treat acne and pigmentation. This is due to the improvement of immunity and metabolism. It is worth saying that such processes take place slowly and gradually, so you have to be patient. Usually, this takes one and a half or two months of regular sessions (10-15, 2 times a week). But the result will surely reward all your expectations.
Hirudin is an anticoagulant (it prevents coagulation of blood), thereby reducing the formation of blood clots, dissolving those that are already present in the blood vessels. Other components of saliva have antiinflammatory, analgesic, lipolytic (splitting of fat cells), wound healing, and regenerating effect.
During the bite, microcirculation and supply of peripheral tissues with oxygen significantly improves. This leads to the activation of the processes of multiplication of skin cells, the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers. The skin becomes fresh and more elastic. Pigmentary defects disappear and the face obtains the plain color.
Treatment of acne with medical leeches is very effective. Already after several sessions of attaching leeches on the face, the rash significantly decreases, and after the whole course, it passes completely.
The result of this treatment is due to the amazing and varied effects that these animals have on the skin.
First, the saliva of leeches provides a powerful bacteriological and antiseptic effect. It destroys all pathological bacteria that cause acne formation.
Secondly, the substances that leeches transmit with a bite have a pronounced antiinflammatory effect, which makes the inflamed areas heal quickly.
Thirdly, due to the mechanical and biological effects of animals, blood circulation is increased, which plays an important role in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands.
Hirudotherapy in case of rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic noninfectious inflammatory disease of the skin of the face. Etiology is not clear. The emergence and development of the disease are associated with endocrine disorders, focal infection, alcohol and hot drinks abuse, deficiency of vitamins B, harmful effects of climatic factors and bad ecology, dermoid mites, digestive disorders, and liver function disorders.
On the face, there is a stable passive limited erythema, which leads to the formation of telangiectasia. In the future, there appear stains and papules from bright red to bluish-crimson color, which tend to become pustules that merge into separate, sometimes massive infiltrates. With prolonged treatment, the skin of the face thickens. In places, the infiltrates are converted into volumetric lumps, the ducts of the sebaceous glands are greatly expanded and when pressed, an unpleasant smell appears from them.
Most often, rosacea is localized on the nose, forehead, cheeks, rarely on the chin. Subjective feelings are small, patients are more concerned about the cosmetic disadvantage. The disease occurs usually in adulthood and very rarely in the juvenile age (juvenile form).
In the treatment of rosacea by method of hirudotherapy, it is necessary to take into account all disorders of the organism, leading to the emergence and development of rosacea (digestive tract disorder, endocrine disorders, liver function disorders, focal infection). Therefore, in addition to local attachment of leeches, general hirudotherapy is performed according to individual patient’s indications.
The effect is good, but it is desirable to have a comprehensive treatment.
Hirudotherapy in case of couperosis
Couperosis, or telangiectasia, is a stable expansion of small vessels of the skin (arterioles, venules, capillaries) of noninflammatory nature, which manifests itself as vascular asterisks, grids.
Hirudotherapy for couperosis is conducted locally, and with attachments in the area of liver. The method of correction by capillaropathy, the so-called capillary therapy, is used.
Maintenance hirudotherapy is recommended 1-2 times a year.
Honey in our cosmetological cabinet
Honey in cosmetology is used as an ingredient of facial and hand masks. These masks serve to prevent wrinkles. Also, they are used for cleansing, moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin.
Honey has a rich composition of microelements, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. It is useful for the hair of our skin.
Honey moisturizes the skin and at the same time nourishes it. Honey massage is performed for purifying the pores, removing toxins from the body by the method of lymph drainage. Course is 5-10 procedures every other day. Contraindications: allergy to honey.
The procedure takes 30-40 minutes. Cost UAH 125.
Our beauty salon, in addition to hirudo rejuvenation and medical procedures, offers rejuvenation with Achatina snails or snail therapy.
The procedure itself is extremely difficult.
Specially-grown snails (by no means the wild ones) are washed in the running water at room temperature and placed on the skin of the face, pre-washed, damp, and in no case covered with milk or cream. Achatina is curiously investigating the face of its client, carrying out a light massage. The snail not only leaves the precious mucus on the face but also scratches the horny scales of the skin. After half an hour, when the snail finishes its work, it is placed in the terrarium, and the mucus is distributed on the skin of the face, without washing or wiping it. There is no contraindication for this procedure.
Snail therapy is indicated for treating wrinkles, microwounds of skin, scars, and stretch marks. It can be effective in the treatment of acne and warts, pigmentation spots. The mucus of snails is perfectly suited to care for dry and cracked skin.
Snail therapy is indicated after varicella (chickenpox) on the places of scarring of wounds and after hirudotherapy with large leeches or on open areas of the body to remove the consequences in the form of scars and spots.
The procedure of snail therapy takes 1.5 hours and includes 30 minutes of face and neck massage, massage and mask with the Achatina snails on the face, lower neck, and hands, alginate mask with collagen of Achatina and seaweed on the area of the face.
One procedure costs UAH 250. For the course of rejuvenation, 5-10 procedures are offered 1-2 times a week.
In the course of rejuvenation, you can include a combination of rejuvenation with cosmetic leeches to stimulate the local skin immunity.
Course of hirudo cosmetology includes 3-5 procedures 1-2 times a week simultaneously or alternately with snail therapy.
One procedure costs UAH 250 and includes a premassage of the face.
Snails are valuable in aesthetic cosmetology due to the composition of their mucus, which includes folic acid, collagen, and elastane in large quantities, vitamins, natural antibiotics, and precious allantoin. Mucus of Achatina snails actively restores and regenerates the dermis of skin not only in the form of “live masks” by the Achatina snails themselves but also in the composition of “live creams”.