Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
DermaFrac is a dermal micro-needling (skin needling) machine that offers simultaneous delivery of infused ingredients in a pain free, no downtime treatment that can be administered by our skin therapist’s.
The DermaFrac machine takes micro-needling to a whole new level. DermaFrac treatments are available in our Berwick and Templestowe clinics by appointment. Call 1300 863 824 to arrange a consultation.
How does DermaFrac work?
By combining precisely calibrated needle penetration and unprecedented infusion capability, DermaFrac creates micro channels to the dermal junction while simultaneously infusing topical serums to this all-important tissue layer. The DermaFrac system uses a unique combination of technologies to enable an improved micro-needling procedure along with immediate infusion of a powerful active serum.
The precision-controlled DermaFrac hand piece pulls the skin under vacuum into contact with hundreds of micro-needles that painlessly penetrate through the epidermis and into the upper dermis (the papillary layer). The vacuum permits an all-important even penetration to the full depth of the needle and can be adjusted to make the treatment deeper.
DermaFrac micro-needles create pathways for introducing the infusion serum into the skin.
Dermafrac skin exfoliation process reveals the new, living skin cells that are soft, smooth & receptive to nutrients. This procedure will also stimulate new collagen and elastin production thus improving fine lines and texture.
The depth of needles on the DermaFrac hand piece has been carefully selected so that the channels are created just below the dermal-epidermal junction and just above capillaries and nerve endings. This ensures no bleeding or pain.
What is DermaFrac used for?
DermaFrac improves the appearance of:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sun damage and pigmentation
Oily congested skin
What serums are available with the DermaFrac?
There are four different serums available for DermaFrac treatments:
Hydrate – This serum uses Hyaluronic acid with a patented technology called Hylasponge to form a fully hydrated layer that helps guarantee that hydration is delivered into deeper layers of skin. It also delivers intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Clarify – The clarify solution features two key active ingredients. Salicylic acid opens clogged pores and neutralizes bacteria within the pores. It reduces pore congestion and breakouts on skin. Lactic acid, part of the alpha hydroxy acid family, exfoliates the outer layer of skin and increases collagen production to minimise fine lines and wrinkles and reduce blackheads and whiteheads.
Rejuvenate – This serum has five active ingredients that stimulate fibroblast and collagen production in the skin. They also help relax muscles to prevent wrinkling from repeated muscle movement.
Lighten – This serum utilises Kojic acid to lighten skin by suppressing melanocyte activity and pigmentation. It also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Growth Factors Rejuvenating Complex- Rejuvenation at it’s finest! This is a rich blend of growth factors, moisturisers, peptides and vitamins for younger looking skin.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C 2% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
How do I know if DermaFrac is right for me?
At Victorian Cosmetic Institute we ensure each patient new to our clinic has a thorough consultation in which the Skin Therapist will ascertain which products and treatments are best suited to your skin or your skin concerns.
Skin Consultations at Victorian Cosmetic Institute are designed to provide a thorough assessment of all areas of your skin, revealing areas of concern, discovering underlying causes of skin conditions and providing treatment plans. At Victorian Cosmetic Institute we are driven by science, research and results, continually redefining cosmetic excellence.
What to expect in your consultation:
- A thorough consultation, initial photographs to track your progress and facial cleanse.
- Your consultation assesses your skin including a complete history and current product regime review.
- Your face will be cleansed for deep analysis of your skin using touch, natural light assessment and using a woods lamp or skin scope to reveal conditions hidden to the naked eye.
- The categories of your skin assessment include, but are not limited to, texture, tone, pores, pigmentation, oiliness, breakouts, acne, congestion, dryness, redness, ageing, volume, thickened skin, dehydration, dark spots, sun damage and more.
- Your therapist will identify your concerns and causes. They will tailor an individual skin care plan to suit your needs which can include at home skin treatment regimes, in clinic treatment plans and pricing breakdowns in a take home quote.
What concerns can a Skin Therapist help me with?
The Skin Therapists at Victorian Cosmetic Institute have extensive dermal knowledge and can address many conditions of the skin, to highlight common concerns they consult and treat on a daily basis:
- Acne, congestion, breakouts
- Dehydrated skin, dryness, dermatitis, thickened skin, flaking skin
- Redness, sensitive skin, Rosacea
- Pigmentation, dark spots, freckles, sun damage
- Milia, blackheads
- At home Skin Care Regimes
- In clinic skin treatment plans
- Laser Hair Removal, ingrown hairs, eyebrow sculpting and tinting
- Laser Facials
When and where can I book?
Appointments are available in our Lower Templestowe and Berwick clinics. For more details contact our Customer Care Team on 1300 863 824.
Why choose Victorian Cosmetic Institute?
Our team of Skin Therapists are led by Lisa Brown, our department director with 18 years of skin therapy experience. Extensively trained in Oxford and London, she was a lecturer in Dermal Therapies, achieving a Grade 1 certification – the highest teaching accolade awarded in the UK. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Skin Science and a Masters in Dermal Therapy.
Our Skin Therapists have access to a large range of technologies and products to deliver you the results your skin needs.
To book a skin consultation and begin your skin journey with Victorian Cosmetic Institute call our customer care team on 1300 863 824.