Education

What is skin needling and how can it help my skin?

 

Anti-ageing

As we get older we start to show signs of ageing, especially in our faces by accruing expression lines. Pollution and lifestyle habits also take their toll on our skin.

Our skin shows signs of ageing in different ways, but the most common areas are usually:

 

Crow's feet / laughter lines - this is often where wrinkles and fine lines show first. Small wrinkles spread outwards from your outer-eye after years of smiling and concentrating.

 

Lipstick lines - delicate areas around the lips form expression lines, causing unsightly lipstick “bleeding” and uneven contours around your smile. Often these fine lines around the lips look like “smokers lines”, even if you don’t smoke.

 

Deeper expression lines - untreated fine lines and wrinkle will develop into deeper expression lines such as "frown lines" on your forehead (known as Glabellar lines).

 

Sagging skin -he natural age process, free radical damage and non-active skincare regime may lead to saggy skin - areas often neglected such as the neck and decolloté, skin surrounding the ears, back of hands, back of the neck/hair line are often tell-tale areas of aging skin.

 

Uneven skin tone - a natural sign of aging can be uneven skin tone, particularly for those who expose their skin regularly to the elements. Sun Damage and pigmentation is a leading indication for those seeking to undergo Dermapen micro needling treatments.

 

Our skin's renewal process slows down as we age, so Dermapen Treatments are the safe, natural alternative to fight the aging process. Clinical Dermapen Treatments along with other combination therapies can produce amazing results. What’s more, Dermapen treatments naturally work from within. The natural wound-healing responses created by micro needling treatments will kick start the production of collagen and elastin production.

 

Acne

Acne can affect all skin types and all ages, and may be caused by a combination of genetics, hormone changes, health, stress and or environmental factors. Hormones can stimulate excess sebum (or oil) production, In turn excess oil, dry skin and debris combined can become trapped in the pore. If the pore becomes blocked the acne bacteria can cause inflammation and can make the skin more susceptible to other bacteria. 

 

Scarring

Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. Scarring can be categorised into 3 main categories;

Dark and Light Scars - these superficial scars generally heal and are barely visible within 3-6 months.

Raised Scars - this would include Hypertrophic Scars which are raised, they commonly occur on bendable areas of the skin (back, knees and elbows) and result from the stretching of wound edges while healing. Keloid Scars that tend to grow outside the border of the initial injury, and can become large, painful or itchy.

Indented Scars - The most common scar type and are most often seen on the face (where acne has been present). This is caused when not enough scar tissue has formed and therefore does not match up with the surrounding skin.

 

Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the discolouration of skin caused by internal physical factors and/or external factors which can include hormonal changes, sun exposure, skin type, trauma and the skin’s natural ageing process. Presenting as areas of uneven skin tone, darkness, age spots or freckles, pigmentation occurs when excess melanin (skin pigment) has been stimulated. Surface pigmentation (Epidermal or Superficial) usually affects lighter skin tones and is usually created by sun damage, for example; Sun spots, Age spots, Freckles. Deeper Pigmentation (Dermal) can be caused by trauma, medications and hormonal factors, and can be manifested by Pigmented acne scarring, Birthmarks, Chloasma/Melasma.

 

Enlarged Pores

Although not a medical condition, enlarged pores are a cosmetic concern for a large number of people. Enlarged or "open" pores can create unslightly uneven texture to the surface of the skin, also making the application of makeup uneven in appearance. Enlarged pores are usually more visible on the nose, cheeks and chin regions and is common among those who have suffered from Acne or problematic skin conditions such as blackheads.

 

What is a peel and how can it help my skin?

  • Improve skin smoothness and vitality
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Assist with acne, congestion and blackheads
  • Promote firmer, younger looking skin
  • Stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production
  • Minimise the appearance of scarring, sun spots and freckles
  • Provide an overall benefit to face, neck, hands and feet

 

What is a MicroHydra-LIFT® and how can it help my skin?

MicroHydra-LIFT® is a specialised tool that deeply cleanses and push moisture molecules into the deeper layers of the skin using a specialised whirlpool tip to suck oxidised sebum from the skin pores s. This is a 8 step treatment combining four technologies to best achieve a smoother plumper well moisturised skin. The MicroHydra-LIFT® will leave the skin plump and glowy. 

 

The Microhydra-Lift®rehydrates dehydrated skin, gives dull skin a radiant glow, exfoliates build-up of dead skin cells, softens and smooths rough flaky skin, deep cleanses congested skin, reduces blackheads and breakouts.

 

The Microhydra-Lift®Facial can be offered as a stand-alone treatment or can be incorporated into any facial. It deep cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, hydrates, lifts and oxygenates, all in a 45 minute session.

 

What is LED and how can it help my skin?

LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way that plants absorb light energy from the sun. LED produces beneficial light rays that energise cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate. It is a non-invasive treatment backed my many researching studies proving to have no negative side effects.