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Advanced Cosmetic Procedures

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures


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.

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.

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. 

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).

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

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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