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What you need to know about beauty treatments!

A facial is a series of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are used for general skin health as well as for specific skin conditions. The goal of a facial is to clean pores, remove dead skin cells, and treat common skin concerns like acne, dark circles, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.

A professional facial is designed not just to help you relax, but to help improve your skin. Facials are customised treatments for the face, neck and décolletage that can help prevent and treat common problems.

  • Boost collagen production
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Improve the appearance of fine lines and blemishes
  • Clear pores
  • Moisturize and hydrate
  • Improved skin health and younger looking skin

It is not a difficult process to prepare for your facial, but there are a few tips you should follow to ensure you get optimum, long-lasting results from your facial treatment.

72 hours prior to treatment

  • Stop using active skincare products like retinoids or acid-based products like glycolic acid or salicylic acid
  • Do not exfoliate
  • Do not fake tan

24 hours prior to treatment

  • Avoid Waxing or threading the treated area
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight
  • Drink plenty of water and reduce coffee intake
  • Avoid drinking alcohol

 

Aftercare for optimal results 

24-72 hours after treatment

  • If possible avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours after your treatment
  • Wash with water and gentle soap
  • Use simple moisturisers
  • Wear SPF 15 or higher
  • Avoid hot water, steam and heat
  • Avoid vigorous activities that cause sweating
  • Avoid direct sunlight

24hours – one week after treatment

  • Avoid powered cleaning brushes
  • Avoid using active skincare products like retinoids or acid-based products like glycolic acid or salicylic acid
  • Treat your skin gently and do not pick
  • Do not scrub or exfoliate the skin

Our different beauty treatments!

Our signature facials are customised for your skin type and your skin concern.

Depending on your skin goal the facial will be focused on one of the following:

  • Anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle treatment
  • Anti-acne treatment
  • Pigmentation and scaring treatment
  • Large pore treatment
  • Reinvigorating facial

You can choose between our 5, 9 or 12- step signature facial. 

Our 5-step facial includes: (treatment time 30 min)

  • Cleanse
  • Toner
  • Exfoliation
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Moisturiser

Our 9-step facial includes the above and: (treatment time 60 min)

  • Enzyme Spray Mist
  • Diamond Microdermabrasion or Microneedling
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Massage

Our 12-step facial includes the above and: (treatment time 90 min)

  • Diamond Microdermabrasion and Microneedling
  • Serums applied through high frequency treatment or ultrasonic treatment
  • Extended Massage

What is Diamond Microdermabrasion?

Diamond microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that deeply polishes and stimulates the skin using densely packed laser-cut diamonds to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of healthy, new cells for a smoother, more radiant and flawless complexion.

The vacuum action draws away dead skin cells and also works to stimulate the circulation and promotes increased blood flow to the area and the production of collagen and elastin is stimulated. It stimulates both the circulation and the growth of elastic fibres, resulting in more youthful and refreshed skin.

Does the treatment hurt?

The diamond microdermabrasion treatment does not hurt.

What is the skin appearance after the treatment?

The skin can appear slightly flushed straight after treatment. The skin may feel tight with mild redness. These effects normally subside within 24 hours of treatment. It is important to use a good moisturiser afterwards.

When will I see results?

This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally, results are more noticeable after the third treatment. After the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer.

A course of 8 treatments is recommended, usually performed every 10-14 days. Clients with acne or acne scarring might need more treatments and we recommend a monthly maintenance treatment after the course has finished to help maintain the results achieved.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is also known as Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Microneedling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin elasticity and scarring.

How does Microneedling work? 

The process of Microneedling is similar to many other non-surgical skin-tightening procedures. The aim is to create a controlled non-thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface, inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres. This is the natural process of wound repair.

The body creates new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. Additionally, through the generated openings in the skin we have an opportunity to apply serums to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Benefits of Microneedling!

  • Improved fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Reduced appearance of scars (including acne scars)
  • Softened stretch marks
  • Lightened hyperpigmentation such as sun and age spots
  • Reduces pores
  • Smoother and firmer skin
  • Reduced appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries
  • Evened out skin tone
  • A youthful glow

What to do before and after treatments?

Please see our information about “preparation and after care” advice above.

Does the treatment hurt? 

Microneedling works by creating small punctures in the skin. While it is not overly painful, it can be uncomfortable, especially for patients who may be afraid of needles.

What is the skin appearance after the treatment? 

After the treatment, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to ouch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days most visible erythema will be absolved.

When will I see results from my Microneedling treatment?

One of the many advantages associated with this treatment is that clients usually see some signs of improvement within a week. The initial results usually include improved skin tone, a reduction in acne visibility, and improved skin texture.

Full results will show over the next three to six weeks. This gives your body enough time to produce collagen and elastin in the treated area.

How often can I repeat Microneedling?

Your body’s wound healing processes takes 4 to 6 weeks to create new, strong, healthy collagen. Microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.

What is LED Light Therapy?

LED Light Therapy is a totally pain-free and non-invasive skincare treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural healing process. LED light therapy can be effective for wound healing and other types of skin damage. By sending soothing energy deep into the tissue, LED works on a cellular level to combat active acne, reduce redness and rosacea, stimulate collagen production, induce faster healing and more.

How often should I have this treatment?

Regular treatments are important for the best result. We recommend 4-6 LED Light Therapy Treatments for optimal results at 3 – 4 days apart. You can also add this treatment to one of our facials to soothe the skin after treatments like Dimond microdermabrasion and skin needling.

How long is one LED Light Treatment?

A treatment length of 10-15 min per colour is recommended.

Which colour has which benefits?

Red light – for anti-aging and relieves acne scarring

  • Anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin
  • Provides essential energy for cellular renewal
  • Improves skin strength, elasticity and plumpness and rescues the appearance of fine line and wrinkles
  • Increases circulation
  • Assists with tightening and firming the skin
  • Assists with lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins
  • Stimulates production of ATP

Blue light –  for acne, rosacea and other skin conditions

  • Destroys and sterilises propionibacterium (p-acne bacteria)
  • Positive effects to treat eczema, rosacea and psoriasis
  • Balances pH
  • Assists with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD – lack of daylight)
  • Assist with sleep disorders
  • Decreases redness and inflammation
  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation

Green light – for sensitive skin and provides calming effect

  • Regulates melanin and oil production
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Controls hyperpigmentation
  • Assists in fading freckles, brown patches, age, sun and liver spots
  • Smooths and brightens the skin
  • Stimulates cellular growth
  • Promotes healing
  • Reduces redness
  • Assists with depression

Yellow light – relieves swelling and redness

  • Rejuvenates and brightens the complexion
  • Reduces redness, flushing, swelling, coupe rose and rosacea
  • Assists with lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins
  • Energises the cells, builds collagen and reduces wrinkles
  • Decreases the appearance of capillaries
  • Encourages circulation and boosts the body’s immune system
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