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Spring into Spring

SPRING INTO HEALTHY SKIN

6 steps to shed your Winter skin and get your pre-summer glow!

Exfoliate

Winter weather can be tough on our skin, more so this year with so much time spent at home and hidden under face masks. Heating and hot showers can leave us feeling dry, flaky and with Covid preventing us being able to get to our usual Skin Clinics until now, we have had to make do with what we can find on the Cosmetic shelves.

I see a LOT of AHA and BHA based “chemical” exfoliants, which with over use or on the wrong skin types can leave skin inflamed and unhappy.

They have their place but chat with your Dermal Therapist to help you find what is best for your skin and when to use.


If you love the idea of a Lactic serum that will plump, hydrate and exfoliate over night with zero irritation, O Cosmedics Multi-Functional Peel is the one!

For the scrub lovers, Jojoba beads provide the perfect sphere particles for an effective yet gentle “physical” exfoliation. Dr Spiller Jojoba scrub will leave you beautifully smooth and hydrated.

Fruit enzymes provide a great exfoliation for even the most sensitive of skins or those prone to blackheads. Applied like a mask these multi fruit acids will gently buffer away your dead skin cells, doing all the hard work for you!

Plus, big hits of vitamin C gives you the perfect pick me up post Winter and a great brightener for pigmentation. O Cosmedics 3 in 1 Peel is a firm favourite.

Hyaluronic Acid

A glass of water for your skin! We hydrate from the inside out, why not from the outside in?

This ingredient is for everyone! Generally, we all suffer from dehydrated skin, whether it be sensitivity, feeling lack luster, fine lines occurring or breakouts more present, a serum for all!


Most corrective serums are Hyaluronic based as it offers the perfect delivery system for actives. Niacinamide, vitamins and antioxidants are infused to correct even the most stubborn of skin concerns and give an overall plump.

A Lighter Weight Moisturiser

With the temperature warming and humidity rising, we often opt for something a little lighter as our day cream. This ensures our skin keeps beautifully hydrated throughout the day without that 3:00 shine.


Dr Spiller Sensitive Beauty Day or O Cosmedics Rebalancing cream the perfect option, especially for oiler, problematic skin types, preventing epidermal water loss in a hyaluronic based emulsion.

 
Melanin Inhibitors

For those of us that struggle with uneven skin tone, whether it be hormonal based melasma, solar lentigines through excess sun exposure or post inflammatory due to trauma, tyrosinase inhibitors are a must.


O Cosmedics B3 or Brightening Serum can be used separately or together for maximum effect, diffusing current pigment and inhibiting future from appearing.

 
Sunscreen

A non-negotiable!! The sun (in Australia especially) accounts for 90% of visible changes to our skin. Photo damage is the lead cause of collagen and elastin breakdown so you can find yourself spending all this money on anti-aging skincare but its possibly all go to waste if you’re not protecting yourself against those UVA/UVB rays. Not to mention pigmentation!

A common problem I hear is that people hate the feeling of sunscreen “it’s too oily”, “I break out” which is why I like to opt for a physical sunscreen, made from natural Zinc Oxide/Titanium Oxide other than a chemical sunscreen. So, no nasties!


O Cosmedics Tinted Sunscreen is a big hit! 20% zinc oxide leaves an anti-inflammatory, mattifying, sheer cover and great protection against our Aussie sun. Also available in non-tinted.

 
Gut Health

We all know how much easier it is to gorge on a bowl of salad when the sun is beaming and you know swimwear season is around the corner, but what goes in on the inside is sure to show on the outside.

Including a wide range of nutritional food sources is paramount to getting those internal vitamins and antioxidants.  All of which will do wonders for your skin. Book in for a consultation.

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How to Avoid ISO Skin

Iso skin is the real deal! As our world has turned upside down in the last few weeks, it’s important not to leave your skin care behind.

It’s now week 5 of self-isolation, so any slacking off should be over! Yes, we’ve all been guilty of overindulging in sugary food, alcohol, and countless hours of Netflix binging, however it’s important to keep some structure and routine in your life for both physical and mental health, as well as the health of your skin.

Now is not the time to let your skin go!

1. Consistency is key!

Don’t get slack with your morning and evening skincare routine.

Like with exercise, progress doesn’t happen overnight. For visible results or even to maintain a healthy glowing complexion, your skin requires consistency. Cleansing, applying SPF, and moisturising are everyday essentials.

2. Don’t forgo the sunscreen


Being inside doesn’t mean that you’re off the hook and can skip the sunscreen. In fact, UVA light (PRESENT WITHOUT SUNSHINE) can penetrate right through window glass, which means that you still are at risk for premature aging and skin cancers. UVB rays can also penetrate through glass, which also contributes to aging of the skin.

3. At-home facial

I would encourage people to do an at home facial, at least once a week.  It will help to decongest the pores, improve circulation, remove excess dead skin cells and support the skin with beneficial nutrients like vitamins, proteins, minerals and antioxidants.

In this order: Double cleanse, exfoliate, mask, serum, moisturise
If you are missing a steam facial:
Fill a bowl with hot water and position your face over the bowl with a towel over your head to let your skin open up – you would do this after cleansing!

Tip – Massage in finishing products:
Give yourself a facial massage to boost blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. It is important to use very hydrating, rich ingredients as the skin is massaged – begin at the chin and gently stroke outward. Follow a similar pattern on all areas of the face: remember always up and out with your movements!
And –  NO at home extractions pretty please!!!

4. Nourish from the inside out

So, we nourish our skin not only topically, but also from the inside out. This can for some people be the most important way to keep their skin healthy as gut related issues can cause havoc on our skin. During stressful times we are often prone to eating more comfort foods.
Try avoiding heavily processed foods and strong dairy products as this can congest our skin. People suffering from breakouts should look at limiting sugary, starchy foods. Look instead at having lots of leafy greens, good fats such as avocados – I mean who isn’t a sucker for eggs and avo toast?? Adding things like chilli flakes and pepper to that takes it up a notch and chilli flakes are anti-inflammatory, boost metabolism and are full of essential vitamins.

Foods rich in Vitamin A include salmon, eggs, fish, broccoli, spinach, and most dark green, leafy vegetables, and adding that Vitamin A is a godsend for those suffering from acne.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which also assists with immunity. As Vitamin C is not stored in your body, eating foods rich in it, such as oranges, is important.
Smoothies are also a great booster, adding bio fermented probiotic rich elixirs and powders from the Beauty Chef can help unlock glowing skin and a healthy gut.

5. EXERCISE!

Aerobic activity helps to protect the skin from free radicals, synthesise hyaluronic acid and can even slow down the ageing process.

Oxygen intake is key for this to happen so move and work out daily, even if it’s just a little.
Remember slow and steady wins the race! It’s the same when it comes to skincare sticking to a basic routine is best.

If you are unsure what products are best suited to your skin or what to do when, please get in touch, we are always here to help 😊! During self-isolation we offer virtual skin consultations with our dermal skin therapists to help you with your iso skin care. Our skin craves stability, let’s do it! Click here to learn more.

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Why a Skin Consult?

At Face Plus Medispa we offer more than just a facial. We want every client that comes to visit us to have the WOW experience. We offer professional Skin Consultations with our advanced Dermal Therapist’s for every new client.

Ever walked into a cosmetic department store and stood in front of the skin products and felt completely overwhelmed about where to even start?

Or  following someone on social media who was absolutely raving about the “latest new trending fleece mask, or charcoal scrub”, only to order it online, try it out when it arrives and wake up in the morning with skin worse than the day before?

Have you ever looked in your bathroom cabinet and wondered what is old and what is new and been so confused that you vowed to throw them all away and start anew, but never do?? Everyone we meet has the same story. Walked into a beauty salon, shared all your skin problems only to walk out feeling totally sold to.

While STILL confused about what on earth is happening with your skin, and with a huge credit card bill and a bunch of facials you have absolutely no idea about.

Well my friend, I think I have the solution for you! Have you ever had a professional Skin Consultation with a qualified skin expert?


At Face Plus Medispa we offer more than just a facial. We want every client that comes to visit us to have the WOW experience.

We offer professional Skin Consultations with our advanced Dermal Therapist’s for every new client. From your very first facial visit with us we will spend a detailed half an hour listening, educating & examining your skin.

We help you to identify any possible “triggers” that may be impacting your overall skin health and take a close look at what topicals you have at home and how you are using them.

We will suggest ways we can improve not only your home care routine but we will touch on how we can improve your gut health, which will reduce the body’s inflammation and in turn allow your skin to function better.

You see to find a solution; we first must understand the problem. Education is the key to seeing the change. A different approach means a different result!

We invite you to come on a skincare journey with us aiming to better your skin, coaching you every step of the way and sharing all our best & essential beauty trade secrets and tips on how you can manage your skin between visits. We want to help you achieve your skin goal.


We make it our priority to listen to you and take the time to explain and help you understand your skin a little better each visit.

In your first skin consultation we will tailor a bespoke treatment plan for you that will gradually and steadily help you reach your desired goal. We are not about a quick fix solution, but long-term skin health.

Have a shorter time frame or a wedding come up? The treatment timelines we set will allow us to track your skins improvement at follow up appointments and touch base on how things are going with your home care between visits.

We have honest, transparent conversations with our clients to set realistic time frames and manage individual expectations. We promise that our passionate, educated dermal therapists genuinely want to help you with you skin.

Visit us in the clinic, sit back and relax, we are here to listen & take the pressure away from you. Ready for your consultation? Click here to make an online booking.

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Laser Genesis: Taking Light Years Off

We are constantly looking for the quickest way to achieve radiant skin and usually go to great lengths to hide our imperfections from our peers.

Luckily, we can easily dupe others into believing we were blessed with ‘good genes” with the help of non-ablative lasers.

“LG” or Laser Genesis is the most popular laser facial at Face Plus Medispa, and with good reason!

It is not painful, does not require any topical numbing agents, and has no down time! It is a non-ablative laser which means unlike ablative lasers it leaves your epidermis intact.

The laser energy gently heats the upper layers of the dermis; diffusing micro dilated capillaries, reducing redness and flushing associated with rosacea, stimulates collagen, reduces excess oil flow and improves microcirculation.

This is the perfect lunch time treatment to return a healthy glow to tired skin as your expected treatment time is usually 45 minutes to an hour to treat a full face.

Laser Genesis involves delivering heat gradually, allowing the heat to intensify to create the illusion of a wound without the physical trauma. In a sense, it tricks the body into a healing process by delivering the correct amount of heat and this is where all the magic happens for your skin.

After a few treatments you can expect to see reduced pore size, minimized appearance of most scars and a smoother texture, to give the skin a lustrous appearance.

Treatments are best a month apart and 3-6 treatments is ideal for optimal and effective results. After that an annual top up is ideal for maintenance.

Kendall Jenner, one of the younger Kardashian sisters recently credited her skin to regular Laser Genesis treatments, allowing her to keep her acne breakouts at bay and lighten existing scars.

LG very much represents the new way of thinking ‘face’. No longer do we think that we can improve the face and skin by damaging it. That ‘ablative’ view of lasers went out of fashion in the 90s and naughties, replaced by a caring and nurturing attitude to your precious skin.

Our experienced, gentle and precise staff will tailor the ideal treatment plan for you and your skin needs, based around this amazing laser technology.

However we do advise a consultation prior to treatment as this will be paramount in deciding if this treatment is suitable for your specific skin condition. We advise special precautions to the following prior to your clinical evaluation;

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure or fake tanning for two to four weeks prior.
  • Avoid topical agents known to cause irritation (strong exfoliants or peels, steroid creams, waxing), two weeks prior.
  • Consider taking natural supplements or antiviral medication for prevention if you are prone to cold sores and the area to be treated is near or on that area affected.
  • Males are to ensure they are cleanly shaved as the laser may burn hair or increase heat on that area.
  • Advise your therapist if you are currently undergoing/or have undergone, antibiotics,  isotretinoin treatment or with drugs in a similar class within the last six months.
  • Cosmetic tattoos will also need to be avoided and if necessary covered during this procedure.

At Face Plus Medispa we often team LG with other treatments such as; our bespoke facial treatments, cosmeceutical and exclusive product range, and or other health and wellness treatments such as massage, acupuncture, IV therapies and a selection of injectable treatments from our expert nurses and doctors.

From now until the 10th of August 2019 we are offering a 4 for the price of 3 treatments for Laser Genesis. Click here for more information.

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Escaglow: Snails in Skincare

Increasing collagen and elastin and restoring radiance – Super Snails indeed! The Escaglow Facial is now available exclusively at Face Plus!

We could not be more excited to announce that the EscaGlow Facial is now available across all three of our clinics!

This amazing treatment incorporates Dermapen with Tensage Intensive Serum 40: promoting intensive skin repair and healing. At the same time as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, it enhances skin tone and contains growth factor benefits.

Tensage Intensive Serum 40 is the only physician-dispensed skincare line that utilises the secretion and eggs from snails. Who could ever have imagined that this seemingly unremarkable little gastropoda is in reality quite remarkable! The snail in the spotlight is the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail from Santander, Spain. Their ancestors date back to the Precambrian period where life was only possible in the sea!

500 million years later these little guys are nourished in a sanctuary with a diet of carrots and lettuce to produce a secretion with a clinically proven healing power that stimulates the human body’s own stem cells to form new, healthy skin cells.

It was originally shown to be effective in treating humans with cases of radiation dermatitis following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. After this discovery scientists began harnessing the secretion for skincare benefits.

The secretion is safely collected in a non-harmful, patented process by placing the snails in a gently rotating vehicle to stimulate the excretion process. Afterwards snails are returned to their sanctuary for several weeks.

The eggs are very carefully collected from the sanctuary then rinsed and refined to produce the CellPro technology which is clinically proven to help rejuvenate skin and reverse the visible signs of photo-
damage.

The EscaGlow Facial exclusive to Face Plus Medispa is a results driven treatment that incorporates the luxurious touches that our clients have come to expect from our dermal therapists. 

It incorporates Dermapen, application of the Serum 40 as well as a relaxing head and shoulder massage whilst the cooling mask is on. Our clients also take home a daily repair kit that supports the treatment and enhances skin rejuvenation and increased collagen production.

With little to no downtime and optimal results after just 3 to 6 treatments we are all falling in love with the Cryptomphalus aspersa!
We are running an introductory promotion until the 30th of June, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Face Plus Medispa Gift Voucher

Christmas is a time of gift giving and saying thank you to your loved ones and what better way than with a pamper treatment at Face Plus Medispa.

Give the gift of glowing skin with a dollar amount gift card that can be used towards any service on our treatment menu at any of our three Face Plus Medispa locations.

We have now made it easier than ever to purchase a last-minute Christmas Gift for your special someone.

Simply click on the link, pay via our safe gateway and either email the voucher direct to the gift receivers’ inbox or print out and present on Christmas day.

Alternatively, you can purchase a hand wrapped gift voucher box in-store which makes the perfect present under the tree.

Our trained dermal therapists and/or cosmetic nurses look forward to creating a bespoke treatment to perfectly pamper your loved one. If long term skin goals is what your special someone has in mind, then a complimentary treatment plan will be created on the day to keep in mind for future appointments. Start your new skin resolution in 2019 with a gift voucher from Face Plus Medispa.

Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation:
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The vampire facial: PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Do you want hauntingly youthful skin? Then PRP is the natural, rejuvenation treatment you need to try.

Using your own body’s resources, PRP works by drawing a vial or 2 of your own blood and injecting higher concentrations of platelets back into your skin.

This will release growth factors to the treatment site and stimulate new cell growth and regeneration. PRP treatments work on all three layers of the skin, epidermal, dermal and subdermal. Clinical studies have shown significant improvement in skin sagging and firmness.

How does PRP work?
Your blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When platelets are activated in the body they release healing proteins called growth factors.

Growth factors create an accumulative result, which assists the body to repair itself by regenerating new tissue, improving blood supply and would healing, all of which are important factors in regenerative therapies.

What does the PRP treatment involve?
Once the nurse has drawn the patients’ blood it is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art centrifuge machine, specifically designed to extract the plasma in a safe, clinical manner.

This process takes 6-9 minutes at which time the nurse will begin prepping the treatment site with ice and/or topical numbing cream.

When the centrifuge process is complete the nurse extracts the plasma from the vial and begins the injectable treatment. The PRP is then injected into the areas that require tissue remodelling and rejuvenation.

Who is PRP suitable for?
Face Plus Medispa does not advise patients to undergo this treatment if they have any of the following issues:

  • a platelet or blood disorder
  • cancer / patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • patients with acute or chronic infections
  • patients undergoing anti-coagulant therapy
  • patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding

Please note that if you are a heavy smoker, heavy drinker, or sun worshipper you will not get the best result from PRP. Results do vary based on the age, health and hydration of the patient.

What are the results from PRP?
Your skin texture will respond as new tissue cells grow and results may take 3-6 weeks and continue for up to 6 months. At Face Plus Medispa we recommend a minimum of 3 treatments performed one month apart before you can see visible results.  

Patients often get compliments from friends and family saying they look refreshed and healthy.  This is an ideal outcome expected from undergoing PRP treatments.

 PRP is suitable for the following issues:

  • For overall facial rejuvenation
  • Loose wrinkled skin on the neck
  • Wrinkling around the eyes
  • Acne scars
  • Scar revision
  • Stretch marks

Treatment areas for PRP:

  • Around the eyes
  • Cheeks and mid face
  • Jawline
  • Neck
  • Décolletage and Chest area
  • Back of Hands and arms
  • Post Pregnancy Tummy

The PRP harvesting system available at Face Plus Medispa is TGA approved and supported by 112 published paper, 22 of those are specifically for the skin tissue.
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Face Plus Medispa New Client Consultation

 

At Face Plus we want our clients to know that their results matter to us.

Achieving your skincare goals is what we live for and we make sure that this drives every treatment and product choice on our menu.

As a medispa our treatment menu is a fusion of state-of-the-art laser technology, scientifically tested facials and peels and medically trained injectables performed in a luxurious day spa setting. 

Our goal is to enhance one’s natural beauty in their own individual way, helping to achieve the ultimate in rejuvenation and wellness.


To maintain our standard of excellent service we ensure each new client meets with their dermal therapist or cosmetic nurse for a detailed skin analysis consultation prior to undergoing any treatment.

At Face Plus we believe good skin requires a holistic approach as opposed to only concentrating on the topical needs of your skin. During your consultation process your therapist will ask you some of the following questions:

  • What do you like and dislike about your skin?
  • How has your skin changed over time and have you had any issues with it in the past?
  • Describe you daily skincare routine
  • What kind of products do you use on your skin (for skincare and cosmetics) and are you happy with the results?
  • What is your diet like? Have you had any issues relating to your gut?
  • How does stress play into your life?
  • Do you notice changes in your skin in relation to your menstrual cycle?
  • What are your skin goals
  • Do you have a timeline/ event to work towards?
  • Do you have a budget/ work schedule that we need to factor in

These questions form the foundation of a treatment plan to help keep both you and your therapist accountable.

We love to follow up the consultation with an initial treatment which is bespoke to you based on the points raised in your talk. This is a great way to kick start your journey to your best skin.

We always recommend any new clients to come to their consultation armed with any skin health questions they may have. They are also welcome to bring in any products they are using that they wish to have some clarification on.

Consider Face Plus your skincare personal trainer. We’re here to educate you and help you achieve your glowing skin goals.

Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation:
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Clean & Clear Skin

We have the ultimate treatment combination to combat stubborn breakouts. 

CLEAR AND CLEAN SKIN PACKAGE $1100 (from $1800) save $700
Ideal for acne prone, congested skin
3 X SIGNATUR ENZYME FACIALS WITH LED LIGHT THERAPY
3 X HERBAL PHYTO PEELS WITH LED LIGHT THERAPY

What is acne?
Acne is a condition that occurs at the base of the hair follicle within the oil glands. It usually requires a medical diagnosis and it appears within the skin predominately in adolescent years and often middle age.

Acne is determined by the appearance of pimples, pustules, comedones (black heads) and hyperkeratosis (the excessive build-up of dead skin cells).  Acne occurs when follicles become blocked with dead skin and trapped sebum (oil). It is this anaerobic (no oxygen) environment that bacteria thrive on.

What should you do if you have acne?
Suffering from the skin condition Acne can mean several things. It is important not to search the web, self-diagnose or self-prescribe.

Many of our clients at Face Plus have spent countless amounts of money and time on incorrect, inefficient and even harmful treatments and products to try and settle their acne.

At Face Plus we strongly advise you to educate yourself with the guidance of an experienced and trained dermal therapist. The first step to managing your acne is to find the triggers that have caused the acne to appear in the first place.

Sometimes these triggers are easily identifiable but, in other cases, may require further medical testing. This is a crucial step to understanding the appropriate treatments and products to treat the acne.

Understanding Adult Acne
Adult acne is more frustrating as it is commonly associated with teenagers going through puberty. For teenager’s acne is usually triggered due to the elevation of the androgen hormone.

However, for adults it can be a combination of several factors such as stress, poor diet, poor hygiene etc. To read about the main triggers of acne read our blog post here

Acne treatments at Face Plus
At Face Plus we offer a wide range of incredible treatment options for patients with acne.
We start with a thorough skin care assessment.

Together with your trained dermal therapist we look at your diet, lifestyle, medical issues, skincare products and routine.

We then would follow the assessment up with a bespoke 1-hour facial. Usually this first appointment would involve a good cleanse, exfoliation, potential extraction and purifying mask. A must have add on for acne-prone patients is our LED Light Therapy. The Blue light in particular helps to settle and neutralise the acne bacteria and speed up the skins recovery process.

Enzyme Facial $160
Ground spelt and natural kaolin enzymes are key ingredients used which suit all skin types and sensitivities. Enzymes are a safe and effective natural way to facilitate exfoliation, help overall biological processes in the skin that have slowed down because of age or sun damage and to inhibit free-radical damage.

Enzymes accelerate biochemical reactions in a cell that would proceed minimally or not at all if the enzymes were not present.

This deep yet gentle exfoliation is suitable for even the most sensitive skins such as those clients with active acne. The Enzyme treatment removes the stratum corneum surface of the skin which will leave the complexion smooth, hydrated and glowing.
 
 
Herbal Hydra & Phyto Peels ($270 & $280)
Using the power of selected botanical strength herbs, the Herbal Hydration & Phyto Peel were made for clients concerned with:

  • Targeting skin sensitivities such as Acne
  • Brightening the skin
  • Increasing plump and improving texture
  • Cellular rejuvenation
  • Anti-Aging

The peel activates the skin’s metabolism and detoxification by increasing circulation. The skin is supplied with oxygen and nutrients by the improved microcirculation.

The treatment also activated the skin’s repair mechanism through targeted, controlled irritation. The herbal and phyto are gentle enough for clients with Acne, while still working to repair the skins barrier for stronger, healthier skin.

After treatment patients will see an immediate visible difference and the skin will feel instantly rejuvenated.

Patients with Rosacea should aim to have one treatment fortnightly, with a total of six treatments to achieve long term revitalised, calmer and smoother skin.

Pumpkin Peel by HydroPeptide (used in the 1-hour customised HydroPeptide Facial $195)
The Pumpkin Peel simultaneously clarifies, exfoliates and draw out impurities while nourishing the skin with peptides, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients.

The naturally occurring salicylic acid and enzymes in pumpkin remove dead surface cells, leaving skin looking and feeling smoother and clearer. The skin will be more even and have a healthy glow following treatment.

SGA (Sebaceous Gland Ablation)
SGA is utilised when a sebaceous gland is affected by acne and breakout. Out of the 1200 sebaceous glands per square cm there are only a very small number of these affected by acne or break out.

The affected sebaceous glands are treated with an ultra-fine probe delivering a localised electrical current to destroy the glands, one by one. Once the sebaceous gland has been ablated or destroyed the tissue with the use of heat it can no longer breakout.

It is not a one-off treatment, patients will see results following two to six treatments. These glands are below the surface of the skin and often we are unaware of the size and detection can take several treatments.

Short, sharp treatments will be repeated until the acne is gone and does not return!

There can be some bleeding from the acne lesions whilst the treatment is being performed and the sebum extracted from the gland following the diathermy.

Following the session, the skin will remain “bumpy” for about 7 to 10 days. Patients will usually not experience pain or discomfort following their treatment and the inflammation they had before the treatment will dissipate days following the SGA treatment.

SGA should be performed in conjunction with other facials and herbal peel treatments.
 
Dermapen
Similar to our laser treatments on offer, dermapen would never be performed on a client with active, cystic acne. It is however, used to improve the skin texture of a client overcoming a long bout with acne.

Dermapen is a hand-controlled device with small, shallow needles to puncture the outer layer of the skin. The micro-injuries to the skin will stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastic.

The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fines lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks.
 
Laser Genesis & IPL
Laser Treatments should never be performed on clients with active, cystic acne, however, can be used to treat mild post inflammatory pigment (redness) and is excellent for treatment acne scars.

Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation:
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Treatment of the week: Microblading

We are proud to announce a new service to our Face Plus Treatment menu.

Due to overwhelming demand by our clients we have hired a senior microblader to join the team at Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach.

Anisa has over 20 years’ experience as a beauty therapist and has been specialising full time in microblading since 2015. She has trained in Switzerland and Australia with Phibrows and has achieved her masterclass status in Microblading.

Anisa’s first availability is:
Thursday 13th September 12pm-7pm
Saturday 15th September 9am-4pm

The treatment price is $990 this includes a thorough consultation, measurement and brow shape, treatment, aftercare cream and complimentary touch ups at the one month follow up appointment.
For the first 10 clients we will be offering 20% off this price – now $790
Face Plus will require a $200 booking deposit to secure the appointment
Please call the Bondi Beach clinic on 02 8897 0077 to book in

What is microblading?
Microblading is a manual, semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing in which the shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion. The technique is intended for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows.

How does the technician determine the shape of my eyebrows?
Symmetry is calculated using an eyebrow ruler. The eyebrow shape is calculated while the client has their eyes closed to ensure precision symmetry.

Anisa will then use a measurement app to photograph the client to double check her measurements before asking the client to review and comment on the proposed shape and size of the brows. Amendments will be made until the client is happy to proceed with the treatment.

What does the microblading treatment involve?
Microblading is a technique using a super-fine pen (technically, a bundle of 12 to 15 needles) to deposit pigment into skin. The tip is so fine, in fact, that it replicates hairstrokes. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hair growth in order to achieve hyper-realistic eyebrows.

The needles reach only the superficial layers of the skin, which is what makes the method semi-permanent (versus permanent, like traditional cosmetic tattoos). Think of each stroke as a little paper-cut. Pain is minimal as the technician will numb the area with topical cream before the treatment. Microblading gives a very natural look and better simulates hair.

The treatment is done using sterile and disposable tools, while pigments are also of the highest standard.
 
Are the results instant?
Yes, the results are instant and you can return to work straight away, however, you must follow the post-care instructions and apply a cream frequently to help heal the eyebrows to avoid scabbing.
For some clients the inserted pigment can appear too dark during the first 5 to 7 days. If you think that pigment is too dark, do not try to fade it by yourself.

Be patient and wait for 7 days until it fades away naturally. After 7 days the pigment will loose up to 40% of its intensity.
Touch ups are done 1 month after the treatment at your complimentary follow up appointment as 10-15% of strokes are lost after the first treatment.
 
Is the treatment painful?
Pain during the treatment is relative. Scared clients usually feel stronger pain, while the other clients compare such pain with the one that they feel when plucking out their eyebrows. In addition, with women having period there is an increased sensitivity to pain, so it is not recommended to do the treatment while ladies have their period.  It is possible to use light anaesthetics, in the form of cream or liquid, to completely eliminate pain during the treatment.

How long will the results last for?
To determine how long the pigment will be retained depends mostly on the oiliness of the client’s skin. The oilier the skin the shorter the pigment retention is. Sweating and sun exposure also affect pigment retention.  On average, expected time until new refreshment of pigment is 10 to 12 months. If the skin is oily, it takes up to 6 months. Healing is completely done 28 days later and then it is necessary to add the pigment that was lost in the meanwhile. If the skin is problematic and oily, several such corrections can be made.
 
What is the post treatment care like for microblading?
Post-treatment care makes 70% of total treatment success. Conscientiously stick and adhere to the given advice, because if you don’t do that, you can lose up to 80% of drawn strokes. Rinsing and applying the cream is of great significance.

  • skin quality
  • post-treatment care
  • exposure to various external influences.

       None of these factors are under the Artist’s control, thus providing any guarantee for the treatment is not possible. 

Are you a suitable candidate for Microblading?
In order to successfully perform the treatment, the skin must not be in the regeneration process, i.e. it must not be damaged or in the recovery process.
Before the treatment always consult with your artist if you:

  • have problematic skin in the eyebrow area (ie. Acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, pimples ect.)
  • have serious health issues
  • take certain medications
  • already have an old cosmetic tattooing on your eyebrows.

How should I prepare for my microblading appointment?
Abrasive treatments such as peelings, fruit acids, chemical peels, laser treatments and similar should be avoided a month before the treatment. Also, one month before the treatment, botox or fillers should not be used. Pigment is applied manually in the surface layer of the dermis. Pigment is determined according to the natural colour of the eyebrows and hair. After healing, pigment can become several nuances brighter compared to natural hair colour.
The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment:

  • botox and fillers
  • fruit or lactic acids
  • laser treatments
  • chemical peel
  • exposure to strong sunlight.


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