Thursday, 27 March 2014

Restoring Skin Health with Microdermabrasion- Mother's Day Promotions 2014



     "A common complaint at this time of year is that patients report an increase in textural changes, acne breakouts, milia and blackheads towards the end of summer, or after returning from holidays at the beach.

     The most common reason for the skin deteriorating at this time of year is that frequent applications of sunscreen can increase pore congestion.  If you are over 25yo and not using medicated night cream to assist with dead cell turnover, your skin will rapidly worsen during summertime. Many people who routinely use medicated skincare don't take all of their usual active products on long-haul trips..which prevents adequate skin turnover and aggravates the sunscreen clogging problem.

Deluxe Microdermabrasion is a great way to quickly restore skin health, with minimal downtime!"

                                                       Dr Alicia Teska, Cosmetic Physician


Are you wondering if microdermabrasion would benefit your skin?

Microdermabrasion can be used on most skintypes, but is best suited for the following skintypes:
* Oily, open pored skin
* Acne prone skin
* Dull, congested skin prone to pigmentation, milia (whiteheads) and open pores 
Microdermabrasion may not be suitable if you have very sensitive skin, or any vascular conditions, such as rosacea or severe broken capillaries.  These clients may be more suited to our hydrafacial procedure, or one of our specially formulated soothing facials for sensitive and reactive skin.


So how does microdermabrasion help and why is it so popular?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the effects of 'active' or medicated skincare, by mechanically exfoliating the skin.  The chemical exfoliative effects of the medicated skincare are thereby accentuated, allowing a more rapid improvement in the skin.  Microdermabrasion is able to 'polish' the topmost layer of skin, at the same time vacuuming away the dead cells in a controlled manner.  It allows for easier penetration of topically applied creams and serums, and stimulates the upper skin layers to promote new collagen production which improves resistance to the effects of aging.
The procedure is relatively quick, easy and involves a minimal amount of discomfort when performed by an experienced operator.
It can be done as a one off procedure, but for best results a course of 6 x monthly treatments are generally recommended.

What can be expected post procedure?

Apart from noting an immediate increase in smoothness, hydration and brightness, most clients can generally expect some mild redness immediately post microdermabrasion, but this should subside within 24 hours.  The most important thing to remember is that you have removed part of the outermost thickened layer of the skin, which was partially protecting the skin, so this is not the time to go to the beach or to spend extended periods outdoors without maximal protection.  Additionally, you may experience up to 3 days of mild peeling following our Deluxe Microdermabrasion.  This is a normal and temporary response, and will rapidly resolve once active skincare is resumed.

At Skin Temple we recommend regular daily use of an SPF30+ or 50+ sunscreen, which will need to be reapplied at least once a day.  There are several different types of sunscreen available here.  The most important factor in choosing your sunscreen is to know that you will be happy to wear it every day.  There is no point buying sun protection products that are too white for you if you don't ever wear makeup.  This point is frequently an issue with sundamaged men, who really need to have tinted sunscreens in order to avoid the ghostly effect of many untinted sunscreens.  La Roche Posay make an excellent lightly tinted cream SPF50+ sunscreen, and Becca make fabulous tinted and untinted zinc SPF30+ sunscreens very popular with oily skintypes. 

Most clients will need to withhold their usual active medicated skincare products for 24-72hours after microdermabrasion, but must remember to resume all usual products thereafter.  Failure to resume active skincare in a timely manner can contribute to new breakouts!

Combination therapies

Although microdermabrasion is a very effective stand alone treatment for some skin complaints, there may be other conditions which will require a combination of different modalities for the best cosmetic outcome.  
There is no doubt that the effect of microdermabrasion will be enhanced by follow up home use of active skincare in the long term. eg use of prescription skincare and/or over the counter ranges such as Skinceuticals, selected Avene or ASAP products.
Whilst we advocate selective use of active skincare, it is very important that these products are specifically selected for your individual skin complaint, so please avoid the temptation of purchasing other active products from online sites that aren't able to offer personalised advice.  Active products, if overused, can lead to new skin complaints, such as irritation and sensitivity..which clearly are best avoided!
The procedures commonly combined with microdermabrasion include:
    *laser procedures eg for removal of dilated capillaries or unwanted hair

How is the Deluxe Microdermabrasion treatment different from other microdermabrasion procedures?

The Deluxe Microdermabrasion incorporates an AHA/BHA mask (which loosens the dead cells ensuring a better result), steam application prior to the microdermabrasion commencement, and sonophoresis of soothing hyaluronic acid serum post treatment.
In addition, all microdermabrasion treatments at Skin Temple are customised to suit your individual skin problems and are performed in our uniquely designed medispa with a number of complimentary additional components.  For example, use of handmade custom designed ikat robes, a scented cleansing footbath, perfumed shea butter hand massage and choice of relaxing music on our Bose system are all standard with any facial (relaxation and therapeutic) at Skin Temple.
Please note that if you have more than 6 milia requiring removal per session, additional time and cost is required.

Special Mother's Day Offer for April/May:

Spoil someone special (including yourself!) with these offers:

* purchase a Deluxe Microdermabrasion treatment midweek, and receive 10% OFF OR a complimentary cleanser from ANY of the ranges carried here at Skin Temple...even Skinceuticals and Phytomer!

* purchase a series of 3 Deluxe Microdermabrasion OR Hydrafacial OR Laser Genesis midweek treatments and you'll receive 20% OFF 

* purchase a series of 6 Deluxe Microdermabrasion OR Hydrafacial OR Laser Genesis midweek treatments and you'll receive 15% OFF

Terms and conditions apply:
*Not available on Saturdays or after normal business hours.
*No rainchecks or further discounts applicable.
*Cancellations of bookings with less than 24hours notice will result in forfeiture of session.
*Series of treatments must be used within 12 months

To make a purchase or gift voucher for this promotion or make further enquiries, please contact reception on 03 9867 2992.

To view the full range of cosmetic and spa procedures available at Skin Temple, please see our website.