Advanced Cosmetic Procedures

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures

Milia

Milia may be found anywhere on the face (such as the cheeks, eyelids, jaw, neck and forehead). They are the primary lesions of acne. The cells tend to clump up or stick together making the process of follicular secretions even more difficult and this mass or impaction is known as a micro-comedone.

In the beginning stages, the impaction is invisible because it is deep down in the follicle. As the impaction grows it becomes visible and looks like a small white seed just under the skin, at this point it is called a Milia.

Skin Tag Removal (known as verruca filiforms, fibroepithelial polyplpapilloma or filiform warts)

A common fibrous skin condition most frequently found on the neck and face. The tags form a single or multiple distribution being made up of loose fibrous tissue. The colour is often changed and they can be hyper pigmented making them more obvious.

Skin Tags or papillomas are derived from epithelial cells. They grow like a plum on a plum tree and often appear with a neck like a mushroom and vary in size from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a pea, or larger. Viral in nature and whilst not infectious they do seem to spread on individuals. Commonly found in areas of friction such as the axillae and under the breasts.

Treatment is usually 15 - 30 minutes depending on the amount to be removed (and a home treatment is prescribed).

Blood Spots (Campbell De Morgans)

Also known as a cherry angioma (plural angiomata) it is a vascular blemish where it is not possible to distinguish the individual capillaries. They are most common on the trunk or torso, particularly in the middle-aged and elderly. (Most people over 30 have at least one, with it being even more common in men than women.)

Blood spots are usually simply a spider nevus often found under the eye or on the cheeks. Our skilled highly qualified therapist will be able to remove them. A Fine Needle is placed just under the skin and a small amount of electric current cauterise the dilated capillary. This results in the capillary drying up and eventually disappearing.

Diathermy - Spider Naevus / Red Veins / Telangiectasia (red/purple capillaries)

Diathermy for Men and Women: Red vein removal by means of electrolysis

Diathermy is a technique that uses the heat to coagulate the capillaries beneath the skin surface. This method heats the small capillaries via a handheld unit which causes the tiny vessels to break down and be absorbed by the body. This absorption lessens the capillaries visible from the skin’s surface and therefore reduces the reddish/purple appearance of the skin.

The procedures can be safely conducted on the face, hands, arms and décolletage. The treated area may develop sensitivity and fine crusting which disappears after a few days to a couple of weeks. Your Therapist will recommend an appropriate product  to be applied after the procedure to facilitate skin healing.

Suitable skin conditions
Electrolysis for vein removal is suitable for patients with small areas to treat. This procedure is more suitable for people with light skin compared to those with dark skin because of the risk of hyper-pigmentation or skin discoloration.   For removal of capillaries around nose and cheek areas consultation would be highly recommended. Follow up visits may be necessary.

Spider vein removal  ( Face ,Nose,  Legs, chest, decolletage) (15 mins)  $75
Skin tag Removal (15Mins) $80


Factors may come into play such as age, genetics, hormones, sun, use of birth control pills and conditions that make the facial blood vessels excessively dilate as in alcoholism.

Liver / Age Spots

Age spots (sun spots, liver spots, brown spots) are changes in skin colour associated with older skin. They're harmless, macular (flat), brown discolourations of the skin which usually appear on the back of the hands, neck and face of people. They're usually caused by the skin being exposed to the sun over many years and are a sign of sun damage so it recommended that the client is advised to avoid the sun and wear sun protection at all times.

Preventing damage to cells is the best approach to age spots and other problems from ageing. Antioxidants are the key to preventing cellular damage from free radicals. Protective antioxidants include carotenes (present in most yellow vegetables), vitamins C and E (in fresh fruits and vegetables), selenium (in wheat germ), flavonoids (in blueberries, blackberries and cherries) and sulphur containing amino acids (in legumes, eggs, garlic and onions). Increasing the amount of antioxidant foods in the diet, along with supplementation, will decrease cellular damage. Avoiding excessive external sources of free radicals, including fried and grilled foods, solvents, pesticides, air pollutants, radiation and petroleum-based products may also help.

Seborrhoea

Caused by over-activity of the sebaceous gland, producing an excess secretion of sebum and creating an abnormal oiliness on the surface of the skin. The main areas affected are face, chest, scalp and back, due to their high concentration of sebaceous glands. The cause of the imbalance is usually hormonal, and usually found in puberty. Seborrhoea is the basis of several other skin disorders, particularly acne vulgaris.

Treatment for this condition can be successful with a combination of DMK and Dermaroller treatments.

Sebaceous Cyst (Steatoma)

A small retention of sebum under the skin that is usually blocked by an overgrowth of surface skin is called a sebaceous cyst. The size of the cyst can vary from a pea to an egg, and the areas most affected are those where there are more sebaceous glands, i.e. face, chest, scalp and back, although sometimes also appearing on the underarm. Cysts may have an open or a closed top and may need medical removal.

They can be excised which is a fairly simple procedure or treated successfully with electrolysis. 

Poikiloderma

Refers to the combination of mottled pigmentation, telangiectasia and cutaneous atrophy which may occur about the neck due to chronic sun exposure in a t-shirt like pattern. These can be treated using all three methods in techniques described above for the relevant conditions.

Rosacea

Rosacea is not a condition that will heal by itself and if left untreated will progressively worsen. It can have devastating psychological and social effect, in addition to its unpleasant physical appearance.

Rosacea is a vascular disorder that exhibits visible changes and reactions on and within the skin, such as:

  • Flushing

  • Redness on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin

  • Swelling

  • Inflammation

  • Tightness

  • Small blisters

  • Red bumps

  • Pimples

  • Heat wheals

  • Watery, itchy eyes

  • Enlarged pores

  • Bulbous nose

It is believed that a small mite called Demodex Folliculorum that lives in the hair follicle is the prime cause of rosacea. It can clog the oil glands and enter the capillary network. Another possible cause is a bacterium called Helicobacter Pylori, it infects the lining of the stomach and duodenum.

Genetic links can be asthma, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Scarring

The formation of scars, whether caused by accident, acne or surgery, is unpredictable. The way a scar develops depends as much on how a client's body heals, as it does on the original injury. For example the variable factors are:

  • Size and depth of the wound

  • Blood supply to the area

  • Thickness and colour of the skin (including ethnic aspects)

  • Direction of the scar on the skin (across or with the "grain" of the skin)

After a thorough skin diagnosis, a treatment program will be established according to the type of scar tissue, and the client's genetic colouring. Scar revision will always require a combination of the DMK resurfacing procedures and will take time. The treatments may include Six Layer Peel, Alkaline, Prozyme and Enzymes and Laser for rejuvenation.

Each treatment will be progressive and different, with correct protocols and Home Prescriptives being advised by your therapist.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a common harmless skin condition. It causes small hard bumps that may make your skin feel like sandpaper. The bumps are often light-coloured. They usually appear on your upper arms, thighs and buttocks, sometimes with redness or swelling. They can also show up on your face, but that's less common. Many children and teens get it and it usually disappears as they get older.

Cause - Keratosis Pilaris is caused by a buildup of keratin, the protein that protects skin from infections and other harmful things. The buildup forms a plug that blocks the opening of a hair follicle. If you have dry skin you're more likely to have keratosis pilaris. It often affects people with certain skin conditions including eczema (also called atopic dermatitis).

Vascular Matting

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. They typically appear skin-coloured or yellowish and have a central "pore" or follicular opening. Lesions can be single or multiple. Sabaceous Hyperplasia can be effectively treated with fine-needle electrocautery - a painless procedure.

Acne and Congestion

Syringoma

Syringoma is a benign (non-cancerous) skin tumor that derives from eccrine cells which are specialised cells related to sweat glands. The skin lesions of Syringoma usually appear during puberty or adult life and consist of small bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that form under the surface of the skin. The most frequent site is the eyelids and around the eyes, but other areas of the body can also be affected.

Dermapen - $330 (includes healing product)

The most advanced form of facial skin needling, Dermapen pen needling technology uses electronically charged automation with an ergonomic oscillating wand. The vibrating effect increases procedural comfort whilst creating tiny rejuvenating channels as it manoeuvres across the skin. The convertible speed motor and adjustable treatment depths allow for targeted precision that treats multiple skin concerns within the one session. Pen needling treats and successfully reduces the appearance of facial ageing, wrinkle, scar tissue, stretch marks and pigmentation. As with all skin needling procedures, a course of treatment is recommended to sustain long term results and a visible skin solution.
How it works


Dermapen treatments create minute fractional channels into the skin’s surface. This triggers an organic healing cascade encouraging natural skin healing, renewal and repair. The skin’s processes are progressively strengthened and normalised promoting intensive regeneration. During the treatment a slight sting and vibrating effect can be felt as the pen glides over the skin. Unlike other methods of skin needling, pen technology is comfortable with procedural time complete in around 15 minutes. The ergonomic pen is able to treat all contours and hard-to-reach areas on the face including the under-eyes and upper lip. Post-treatment, the skin feels and looks like mild sunburn with redness lasting up to 2 days.
What it can treat


Dermapen treatments remain the number 1 procedure to induce new collagen production. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging contours and tired looking skin are visibly plumped and rejuvenated. Pen needling also provides the most effective treatment for all types of scar tissue including acne, pock marks, hypertrophic and ice pick. Damaged tissue is replaced with fresh collagen deposition to reduce the appearance of indentations and uneven skin texture. Needling also provides an effective solution for hyper pigmentation and age spots, especially for darker tones. The pen-sized wand allows for efficient treatment of the entire facial and neck area. The under-eyes, corners of the nose, brow bone, upper-lip and under the chin are effortlessly reached.


Frequently Asked Questions:


Does Dermapen treatment hurt?
Unlike other methods of needling, the oscillating motor featured with pen technology dissipates nerve receptors allowing for painless and comfortable treatment. Over 1300 rejuvenating channels are created per second allowing for rapid and targeted results. For more intensive needling procedures, an anaesthetic cream may be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. This reduces any sensitivity or discomfort; all that is felt is a mild vibrating sensation with light pressure. After the treatment, the skin will feel warm and slightly tight, similarly to that of light sunburn. This feeling will progressively reduce over a 2 day time period.


Are there any side effects?
Pen technology allows for effortless facial needling with minimal side effects and down time. Fractional skin treatment ensures the skin’s integrity is never compromised, with any scabbing, bruising or burn risk. The appearance of petechiae or small blood blisters is common around areas of thinner skin quality especially around the crow’s feet and under-eyes. These are perfectly normal and usually disappear within 3-4 days. The skin will feel and look slightly red for up to 2 days post- treatment with Dermapen. This may be accompanied by a feeling of tightness the appearance of slight flaking. The application of a light moisturiser and sunscreen will increase comfort and reduce inflammation. A non-occlusive mineral make-up may be used to conceal any redness.


When will I start to see improvement / how many treatments?
A course of Dermapen treatments are recommended to deliver and sustain long lasting skin correction and results. A professional skin consultation will determine the best course of action and number of treatments required. As a guide, 3-4 treatments are recommended for ageing and wrinkles, 6-8 for scar reduction and up to 8 treatments for stretch marks. Needling sessions are performed at 6-8 weekly intervals to deliver cumulative and effective results. As needling triggers the skin’s natural healing mechanisms, visible improvement will appear around 2-4 weeks post-procedure. The repair cascade may continue for up to 24 months after just 1 treatment. Multiple sessions provide progressive stimulation to further enhance results and longevity.

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