New Skin Therapy Treatments
Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic doctor, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower, Berwick and Beaumaris Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2005, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More
As we come into winter our skin begins to feel dry and dull. When the temperature drops and cold winds, central heating and low humidity can dry skin out, leaving it vulnerable to itchiness and flaking. Dry skin typically experiences a breakdown of the skin barrier functions due to inflammation, as well as a build-up of dead skin cells. The number one solution is to keep skin well hydrated.
To read about your skin care options to protect your skin during this time please see the Winter Skin blog.
Our Skin Therapy department now offers two new treatments to remove the layers of dry and dead skin whilst hydrating and creating a supportive barrier.
The Triple Exfoliation Microdermabrasion
This is the ultimate treatment in exfoliation, buffing, stimulation and hydration. Your skin will be exfoliated chemically, physically and mechanically to ensure the the removal of the dead skin cells and deep into your pores.
Exfoliating the tired, dead cells also speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new healthy cells to take their place. This process turns the complexion from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth. In addition, regular exfoliation reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin much softer.
After the triple exfoliation a final skin booster will be applied. The boosters include Hydropeel, Salicylic peel, hydration mask or a customised mask to enhance your results.
This treatment is individually tailored perfectly to your skin and it’s needs making it suitable for all skin type, it can even be customised for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The Triple Exfoliation Microdermabrasion is $220 per treatment.
Omnilux Hydration treatment
Utilising the known benefits of the Omnilux red light and teaming it up with a Hyaluronic infusion mask increases the hydration of the skin while healing and promoting cell vitality. A highly anti inflammatory and soothing treatment perfect for a sensitive skin. Omnilux red light at 633 nm is absorbed by the mitochondria and stimulates intracellular energy transfer (ATP) production for enhanced cell vitality and permeability, increased production of new collagen, and increased turnover of collagen and elastin fibers.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid skin care is hugely popular, but do you know the science behind the products? Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide, which occurs naturally in the human body to help cushion and lubricate the joints. It’s found in connective tissue and eye fluids, however, almost fifty percent of hyaluronic acid found in the body is in the skin, making it a major component of skin tissue.
Hyaluronic Acid Benefits
Hyaluronic acid is an active skin care ingredient as it retains moisture and creates a cushion to help plump the appearance of aging skin. As it absorbs without leaving any residue, it’s a popular ingredient in many products, like a hyaluronic acid mask or hyaluronic acid eye cream, and boasts incredible benefits. Skin Care products on the market, such as hyaluronic acid serums not only plump and moisturise the skin, they also help to heal and sooth inflammation too. Furthermore, a pure hyaluronic acid serum can prevent fine lines and wrinkles, providing effective results on prematurely aged or mature skin types.
For a consultation with a Skin Therapist to determine your skin’s needs and a tailored skin care and treatment plan please call 1300 863 824.