Facials Q&A

CLINICCARE SKIN PEELS

 

The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. Today chemical peels are among the most popular and widely recognised methods of improving the health and appearance of skin by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow. Chemical peel depth can range from very superficial to deep, although several light depth peels can often achieve similar results to one deeper peel treatment, with less risk and shorter recovery time.

 

CLINICCARE AHA/BHA* CHEMICAL PEELS

Clinicare superficial peels contain a mixture of Gycolic, Lactica and Salicylic Acids to remove the upper layer of the epidermis encouraging regeneration and rejuvenation of new skin cells. The result is the improved clinical appearance of skin with fewer fine lines, a brighter complexion, improved skin tone and a more youthful appearance. The Clinicare peels come in 3 targeted ranges for specific skin indications and are extremely well tolerated and are extremely well tolerated with minimum side effects.

 

GLOW Chemical Peels

The CLINICCARE Glow AHA Peel is a superficial glycolic acid peel effective in treating hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage and dull, tired skin.  The CLINICCARE Glow AHA Peel is a mild superficial glycolic acid peel which will remove the upper layer of the epidermis (pH 1.7). It inhibits melanin synthesis, brightens the skin, evens out discolouration and is safe to use on darker skin.

Suitable for:

  • Photo damaged skin

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores, dull, sallow skin colour

  • Ageing skin

 

PURE Chemical Peels

The CLINICCARE Pure BHA Peel is a mild salicylic acid peel suitable for acne treatment and the improvement of skin texture. The CLINICCARE Pure BHA Peel is a light superficial chemical peel that will remove the upper layers of the epidermis (pH 2.4). This peel is suitable for acne treatments and can be used to improve skin texture.

 

Suitable for:

  • Inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne

  • Blackheads and comedones

  • Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores

  • Skin ageing

 

REFRESH Chemical Peels

The CLINICCARE Refresh Peel is a superficial glycolic acid peel suitable for an anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation effect. The CLINICCARE Refresh AHA Peel is a superficial chemical peel that removes the upper layers of the epidermis (pH 1.55). It strengthens the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis.

 

Suitable for:

  • Ageing skin

  • Photo damaged skin

  • Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores, dull, sallow skin color

 

CLINICCARE AHA + EGF Skin Booster

AHA+EGF PEEL gives a lunch time mesotherapy-like skin stimulation without injections and visible desquamation. It has a mixture of five different Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), anti-oxidants, growth factors, with an auto-neutralizing release. Social life is not affected. Particularly recommended for skin rejuvenation, acne and the prevention and treatment of photo-ageing. Repeat treatments once a week for a course of treatments or once a month to prolong other treatments beneficial effects.

Beautiful skin starts with a good skincare professional. Be pampered and enjoy our personalized skin care plan and treatment provided in a relaxed and private environment.  We specialize in anti-aging facial treatments concentrating on collagen rejuvenation.  We offer a variety of facial treatments for acne, rosacea, sensitive and hyper pigmented skin. Our skin care products will surely put your skin at its best. At Lauren Hurst Aesthetics & Academy, we are committed to make everyone feel and look Irresistibly Beautiful.

 

Facials FAQ's

Q: What if I have allergies or am on medication?

A:  Always make me aware of any and all allergies and medications as this determines what products I will use on you during the facial. If you're using a Keratolytic medications (Retin-A, Differin, Accutane, or any other medications or skincare products that cause skinexfoliation) please let me know prior to starting the facial. 

 

Q: What kind of products do you use in your facials?

A:  Clinicare facial products.

 

Q: Do I need to do anything to prepare for my facial?

​A:

  • If possible, please arrive with no makeup as the removal eats up your treatment time. Otherwise, no problem, I will remove it for you.

  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time so that we can start your facial on time.

  • Plan to silence your cell phone and put that zen killing device away! You are coming in to not only treat your skin but to treat and calm your mind. If you are clutching your cell phone for dear life the entire facial, then you are depriving yourself of some very needed quiet time.

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Q: Will I break out after my facial?

A:  My goal, of course, is to minimise any post facial breakout as much as possible. That said, if you have a lot of extractions, it is quite possible that you will experience some breakout within 48 hours of your facial. The best thing to do is book your facial about 7 days before any special event so that your skin will have had time to recover and look its best.

Q: What do I need to do after my facial?

A:

  • No tanning for about 24 to 48 hours after.

  • No exfoliation or masks at home for about 48 hours after.

  • Do not go to the gym or workout immediately after a facial. It's best to wait 24 hours.

  • Do not apply any Retinols, Retin-A, topical medications to the face for 24 hours.

  • No steam saunas 24 to 48 hours after.

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Q: How often should you get a facial?

A:  Every 4 to 6 weeks is ideal for most. If you are doing a series of Microdermabrasion, you will want to come in once a week for 6 weeks then a maintenance session every month.

 

Q: I don't know which facial I need...how do I choose?

A:  No worries. Your best bet is to book in for a free consultation. Then, we can discuss what will be best for you and your skin.

 

MICRO NEEDLING - Dermapen 

The treatment is a form of collagen induction therapy (CIT) where a series of needles penetrate the skin causing thousands of micro injuries at a vertical angle using a specialist medical device, for both faster and more precise needle penetration. The procedure leads to increased collagen production, which effectively repairs scars, reduces discolouration and renews tired looking skin.

 

The Dermapen has revolutionised micro skin needling, making it easier, safer and less painful to get maximum results comparing with tradition Derma Roller skin needling. The results are more extraordinary, longer lasting and treatment time is faster, making this a top choice for anyone looking to achieve younger, smoother skin.

The benefits of Dermapen Treatments are multiple, and the most effective ones are:

  • Skin tightening, natural collagen

  • Induction, lifting & rejuvenation

  • Acne scars & wound healing

  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines

  • Minimises pore size

  • Improves stretch marks

  • Treats alopecia (When used in conjunction with topical treatment)

  • No cross infection – disposable needles

 

Dermapen FAQ's

Q: What skin conditions can be treated by Dermapen Skin Needling?

A:

  • Dermapen Skin Needling for skin rejuvenation will give you great results to include wrinkle reduction, tightening of the skin, reduce sun damage, improvement in skin tone, reduction of large facial pores and a general vibrant look. 4-6 treatments are required at an interval of 4 weeks apart.

  • Dermapen Skin Needling for stretch marks can treat nearly all parts of the body including stomach, legs and the breasts. The treatment time depends on the size of the stretch mark and can take up to 90 minutes for a large area such removing pregnancy related stretch marks. Up to 10 treatments are recurred at an interval of 4-6 weeks apart.

  • Dermapen Skin Needling for acne scarring can achieve almost similar results as any ablative treatments such as fractional laser, IPL, laser resurfacing and chemical peels, without the negative side effects and downtime.6 treatments are required at an interval of 6 weeks apart.

 

Q: Does Dermapen micro-needling hurt?

A:  You might think that having a bunch of tiny needles stamped into your skin would be painful, but surprisingly it is not. Before treatment you’ll have a topical anaesthetic applied, which will eliminate any discomfort during the process. Everyone who has experienced treatment with the Dermapen has remarked on how pain free it really is, and some have even commented that it’s a little like a rather rough massage.

 

Q: Is the treatment Safe?

A:  Yes, the treatment is completely safe. The micro needling treatment does not pierce the skins natural barrier, only penetrating into the epidermis to stimulate collagen production. The epidermis heals rapidly, usually in a matter of hours, and the skin should be completely back to normal within 24 to 48 hours.

 

Q: What is the healing process?

A:  Immediately after treatment the skin may appear a little sunburned. Breathable makeup can be used to cover the redness, but within a day the skins appearance is completely restored (and improved). Clients experience no down time at all, and are able to resume work or other activities straight away after leaving the clinic.

DERMAPLANING

A safe, effective physical exfoliation procedure using a sterile medical scalpel. It promotes smoother skin by helping the products penetrate deeper into the skin and removes 3 weeks worth of trapped dirt and dead skin as well as removing fine, vellus hair on face (no is doesn't grow back worse, thicker or indeed any different than before). Dermaplaning also helps the appearance of acne scaring and enables ​makeup to be applied flawlessly.

 

Dermaplaning FAQ's

 

Q: Does the hair grow back thicker or stubbly? 
A: No, it grows back as soft as it always was, you will not feel the hair growing back.

 

Q: Is Dermaplaning sore? 
A: No, not in the slightest.

 

Q: How many treatments until you see results? 
A: You will see results immediately after the first treatment. 

 

Q: Do I need to take my makeup off before the treatment?
A: We recommend you do to get the best results. We do have cleanser to do this however it's most effective on already bare skin.

 

Q: How often can I have the treatment? 
A: We recommend monthly. 

 

Q: How long before my holiday can I get Dermaplaning? 
A: We recommend 2 weeks.

 

Q: Can I have this treatment when I'm pregnant? 
A: Yes, it is perfectly safe while pregnant

 

Q: Do I need to do anything before the treatment to prepare? 
A: You must not have used any products containing Salicylic Acid or Glycolic acid in the 3 days previous to your treatment. You must also not have had any chemical peels within a month of Dermaplaning. 

 

Q: Can I have this treatment if I have acne?
A: If you have active acne or are on Roaccutane you will not be able to have the treatment however if you have old acne scarring then it is still possible to have Dermaplaning done. 

MICRODERMABRASION

What is  Microdermabrasion Treatment?

Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest and most effective ways to fight the effects of aging. With the use of high-tech skin care products, specialists are able to penetrate deep into the skin, allowing your body to build collagen and help you recover your youthful appearance. The outer layers of the skin are exfoliated, and this allows for the alleviation of a plethora of skin concerns..

Treats Flaky Skin

​Dry, flaky facial skin can be embarrassing, and microdermabrasion has proven successful in fixing the problem even for clients with rosacea. By first removing dry, dead skin cells, your skin will better be able to absorb the product. This allows you to save money on moisturizers and enjoy the skin you’re in.

 

Effective in Wrinkle Reduction

​We express our emotions with our faces, and as much as we love to smile, the fact is that these expressions cause fine lines and wrinkles over time. With microdermabrasion, you can smile with confidence. Using mechanical exfoliation, our staff can greatly reduce wrinkles by eliminating the outer layers of dead skin. This is a process, and it normally takes anywhere from three to six treatments to effectively remove dead skin. Once this skin is gone, it stimulates your body to produce brand new skin cells. Not only does this promote the repair of fine lines and wrinkles, but it also helps in preventing new ones from forming, leaving you looking and feeling rejuvenated and youthful.

 

Relief From Hyper Pigmentation

​Thousands of women suffer from hyper pigmentation. More commonly known as brown spots, if you suffer from them, you don’t have to pile on concealer only to worry about it smearing away throughout your busy day. Since microdermabrasion removes this dark, damaged skin, you will be delighted to find it is effective in evening out your tone.

Acne Scars Be Gone

​Whether you currently suffer from acne or have long outgrown this common problem, you are left with the scars as an unpleasant daily reminder. Our microdermabrasion is even effective in reducing the appearance of these types of scars.

You are not limited to the treatment of facial skin. We understand that acne can appear on various parts of the body, and we can apply this innovative treatment to other areas such as the upper back and shoulders. Even if your acne was severe leaving you with dark scarred skin cells, our treatment has proven effective in providing the relief you deserve. As long as you don’t have any current open acne lesions, we can put our skills and tools to work for you.

 

So Much More....

​Microdermabrasion treatment has given so many woman a new lease on life, and there are many other benefits of this effective treatment option. We have served a number of clients, and among the skin problems we can help you overcome include:

  • Oily, congested skin

  • Blackheads

  • Whiteheads

  • Ingrown hairs

  • Sun damage

  • Crow’s feet

  • Cellulite

  • Stretch marks

  • Enlarged pores

  • Blemishes

  • And much more!

 

Your appearance is in your control, and we can help.