Dermaplaning removes the dead skin cells that make complexions look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots, clearing the way so that skin products and serums can get deeper into the skin rather than sitting on the skin's surface. It removes vellus hair (also known as ‘peach fuzz’) and gives the skin a soft, smooth surface for makeup to glide on to flawlessly.
As we age, our skin cell turnover decreases which in turn affects our skins texture and tone. Dermaplaning gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells which helps to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion.
How does it work?
Dermaplaning uses a sterile surgical blade at a 45-degree angle to manually exfoliate and remove dirt and oils from the skin. Vellus hair is removed during the process leaving skin beautifully smooth and creating the perfect base for make-up application. The treatment is completely pain-free and no downtime is required.
Are there any side effects?
Dermaplaning is a very safe procedure. The skin is stretched during the procedure and the blade is always held at a 45-degree angle to reduce the risk of nicking the skin with the blade. Skin may be a little pink immediately after treatment due to being stretched, but this normally subsides within an hour or so. Peach fuzz / vellus hairs do not come back thicker and stronger; hair grows back at exactly the same rate, thickness and texture as before.
What results can I expect to see?
Dermaplaning is the ultimate ‘glow’ treatment! Skin is instantly smooth, glowing and refreshed. Dermaplaning is three times as effective as microdermabrasion alone, and creates the perfect base for makeup application.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Therapy is a non-invasive, pain and heat free treatment used for speeding up wound healing, increasing collagen production and aiding in the destruction of acne bacteria.
Different wavelengths (that we see as colours) are absorbed by the body at different skin penetrations. Each wavelength is suitable for different skin concerns and can be used at the end of many skin rejuvenation treatments to help healing time and further enhance results. LED can be used as a standalone procedure for treating skin issues including Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis and Eczema.
NASA has provided substantial evidence from research that LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) using certain frequencies of light stimulated collagen production, significantly increased new tissue growth and accelerated healing of wounds. It is a safe procedure used in clinics, salons and hospitals worldwide.
RED LED Collagen Facial
Improves skin structure, increases collagen and elastin production for smoother, firmer skin.
BLUE LED Control Facial
Reduces bacteria that causes acne, preventing future breakouts. A powerful, anti-bacterial treatment to help control the skin.
GREEN LED Calming Facial
Reduces redness, reduces hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone.
YELLOW LED Detox Facial
Promotes lymphatic drainage to detoxify the skin.
What are the benefits of Micro Needling?
Improve wrinkles, minimises pore size and induces skin tightening
Stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin rejuvenation
Improves surgical, traumatic, burn and acne scars
Reverses sun damage and hyperpigmentation (age spots, brown spots and melasma)
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Prevents signs of ageing
Allows up to 80% more product into the skin (7-10% with normal topical application)
Micro Needling can be carried out on any part of the body
Micro Needling is a safe, chemical-free, minimally invasive treatment that rejuvenates the skin (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermaroller or Dermapen). A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Micro Needling can be performed on all skin colours and types and is the holy grail of skin rejuvenation!
How many treatments will I need?
As you would imagine, the speed at which you will get visible results depends on what you are treating. While some results may be almost immediate, your best results usually won’t be visible until four to six weeks after the procedure. A course of at least three is recommended for best results.
Does it hurt?
Micro Needling gives a tingling and prickly sensation. Although it’s not a relaxing facial, it is not painful either. The treated area will be red for around two hours after treatment and it may create a sensation similar to mild sunburn, but this is what we want in order to get results!
What happens during a Micro Needling treatment?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the areas being treated. Fine needles puncture the skin to create channels or to micro-wound the skin, which stimulates cell regeneration. Growth factors and collagen boosters are delivered into the skin for enhanced rejuvenation.
What to expect after a Micro Needling treatment
You will have redness, which can be covered up with makeup the day after treatment. Slight redness can remain up to three days and longer in rare cases. During treatment and just after, you may experience pinpoint bleeding; this is a normal response with this procedure. The skin can feel dry or flake as a normal result of this procedure. This should resolve within a few days, in rare cases longer. You may experience a rough texture to the skin for a few days; this is a normal response after the Micro Needling treatment. You may moisturise more frequently if needed. Healing times may vary patient to patient. Rejuvenation of the skin may be seen as soon as a week and as long as six months after the procedure.
Who should NOT have this treatment?
Anyone pregnant or breast feeding
Anyone suffering from localised skin infections (i.e. cold sores)
Anyone allergic to stainless steel
Anyone that has had skin cancer in that last five years
Pre - Micro Needling advice
Discontinue all use of Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams for at least three weeks including all topical prescription acne medication. You CANNOT have this treatment if you are taking Roaccutane. Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure two weeks before treatment. Sun may cause adverse reactions, as well as make your pigmentation worse. Micro Needling will not be performed if any redness due to sun exposure is present on the skin.
Discontinue all use of antibiotics two weeks prior to your micro needling treatment. Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox at least three weeks prior to treatment. For best results Micro Needling is recommended before Botox and Dermal Fillers so that your skin is functioning better. Avoid microdermabrasion or other chemical peeling services two weeks prior to your Micro Needling treatment. Avoid waxing one week prior to Micro Needling.
What is the treatment aftercare?
Full aftercare and advice will be provided at your appointment
Use a gentle cleanser (no washcloths or scrubs)
Use a minimum of SPF30 everyday
Do not use sunbeds, sunbathe, sauna or steam for 14 days
Avoid electrolysis, waxing, bleaching (face) for 36 hours
Do not swim in chlorinated water for 14 days
No excessive exercise immediately after treatment
Avoid makeup for 24 hours, mineral is recommended
Take directed advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatment
Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox for four weeks after treatment
Avoid the use of skincare products containing acids/alcohol
Do not use any products containing Vitamin A, Retin-A or similar Retinoids
The A-Lift treatment uses revolutionary nano-current technology (electrical
currents so small they are measured in millionths of an amp) that is adjusted
to synchronize with the unique natural frequency of your body to begin
combating ageing, essentially turning back time at a cellular level.
A-LLEVIATES. Reduces your fine lines and wrinkles
A-WAKENS. Improves your muscle tone, firmness and lift
A-MPLIFIES. Enhances your skin radiance and glow
A-CTIVATES. Improves circulation for a more youthful you
A-STOUNDS. Look younger for months
Research has found that by externally applying currents that mimic your body's own electrical frequency, your cells can be recharged, boosting your ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels - your cells' energy source (think of it as your cells' battery) and triggering the rejuvenation process in you.
In just one 45 minute treatment, you can expect to see a genuine improvement in skin texture, muscle tone, deep lines and wrinkles.
Reverse the signs of aging - the natural way
The A-Lift Non-Surgical Facelift is ideal for anyone, whether you are looking for a natural alternative to botox and fillers, or even if you simply want to make your skin look and feel fantastic. It's got the power to deliver genuine visible results, yet it's as gentle and relaxing as a facial.
Results with the A-Lift are immediately visible. For the effects to last longer, however, a short course is required to help maintain ATP levels. After that, we recommend keeping those energy levels topped up around once a month. A course to suit your needs will be recommend to you at your consultation. Effects can last up to six months after a course of treatments.
Fruit enzymes are naturally derived formulations that provide mild softening and exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin, but are usually gentler than acid peels or physical exfoliation.
Enzymes, by nature, do not penetrate deep into the skin, another quality that makes this type of peel effective yet gentle for even sensitive skin types.
Pumpkin - provides a natural and gentle exfoliation along with skin brightening antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Pineapple - helps to exfoliate the skin and rebuild collagen for a more youthful complexion. Also provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
Papaya - helps to exfoliate, moisturise and repair skin.
The Ormedic Peel is safe during pregnancy.