Anti-Ageing & Skin Care

Dermal-roller

Dermal-roller or Micro-needle Therapy is a natural skin regeneration and scar repair treatment. It involves the use of a sterile single-use medical device called a Dermal-roller. 


It can significantly reduce the appearance of:

  •  Lines and wrinkles on the face and Decolletage.
  • Stretch Marks
  • Scars (Including acne scars)
  • Aged & Sun Damaged Skin
  • Open Pores

How does it work?

The micro needles create tiny injuries to the skin, although there is no visible damage outwardly to the face as it is on such a tiny scale. The bodies natural healing mechanisms kick in. 

Collagen and elastin are produced in response to the needle entering the top layer of the skin. The existing collagen levels have not been removed by this process and the new production adds to the levels that already exist. 


About the treatment

Your Aesthetic practitioner will first cleanse the skin and then administer a local anaesthetic cream to your face, to ensure the treatment is pain free. Your practitioner will then gently roll the dermal roller over the skin. The high grade micro needles penetrate the upper layer, creating tiny pin point injuries in the deeper layers. High-quality professional use serums and creams are applied. You will then be given post treatment instructions and a Medik8 serum to take home. 

 

After the treatment 

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will appear flushed and red. You will also feel some tightness and sensitivity to touch.

Within a few hours, this will vastly diminish and after 48 hours your skin will be completely healed. Visible signs of skin revitalisation are seen after only 4-6 weeks and improvements can continue up to a year. 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture involves the insertion of small Acupuncture needles into the face and neck to enhance the appearance. It is often considered a natural alternative to more invasive methods such as Botox.


How does it work? 

The insertion of very fine needles act by increasing the local production of Collagen and Elastin, Which strengthens the structure of the skin, this results in a general tightening effect of facial tissues and gives a smoother, firmer appearance. Due to increased blood circulation there is also an improvement in complexion.


Is Cosmetic Acupuncture right for me?

The results that are most expected from a Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment are a smoothing of the skin and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic Acupuncture will not give the same tightening and lifting effects as a facelift, however if you are looking for a more subtle improvement and a natural safe approach to anti- ageing, it is for you. 


Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  •  Deeper lines appear softer
  • Helps to raise bags around the eyes and reduce puffiness 
  • Tightens pores 
  •  Provides a brighter more youthful complexion 
  • No negative side effects 

How many treatments will I need? 

To obtain the best long term results a course of 10 treatments would be recommended and then followed by one - month to 6 - weekly maintenance treatments.  


About the treatment

Your practitioner will first do a full consultation to find out what areas you would like to improve and exactly what you hope to achieve. Any questions or concerns will also be answered. Before the treatment the skin will be cleansed and a local anaesthetic will be applied to the more sensitive areas of the face. This ensures you don’t feel any pain throughout the treatment. Once the needles are inserted they will be left for around 20-30 minutes. Professional Medik8 serums and creams will also be applied to enhance the effects of the acupuncture, followed by a facial massage. Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is completely safe; however you may experience some redness and bruising after treatment. All needles are of a high quality, sterile and are disposed of immediately after use.  

Cupping Therapy Facials

Facial Cupping is an excellent non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. 

  Facial cupping is done using customised cups that are specifically designed for treatments on the face, neck and decolletage. The reverse suction that is applied works to gently lift the facial tissues. This results in massaging of the tissues increasing blood circulation and draining of the lymphatic nodes. The tissues then receive a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrients. The waste from the cells and other toxins are eliminated. Excess fluid is also drained and facial muscles relax.  

 

Benefits of the cupping therapy facial:

  •   Firms and tones skin.
  • Relaxes facial muscles, making lines appear softer. 
  • Helps clear out and reduce pore size.
  • Reduction of puffy eyes due to the removal of excess fluid.
  • Increases blood circulation, improving complexion, texture and general health of the skin. 

About the treatment  

Your aesthetic practitioner will start  by cleansing the face, a hydrating mask will be applied, left for 10 minutes and then removed. Oils are then applied followed by the cupping therapy, small suction cups will be used to massage the skin and deeper tissues of face, neck and decolletage. Your practitioner will then cleanse the face again, removing the oil. The treatment will be finished with hydrating Medik8 Serums.  1 treatment every 6 weeks is recommended.