Acne Treatment

Shine Skin and Body is the must-visit destination for extraction facials, according to our growing loyal clientele.  We believe that if you are suffering with acne, blackheads, whiteheads, milia or congestion-that it needs to come out to clear up.

There are many causes of acne including hormones, stress, poor digestion and bacteria – and bacteria is often the main culprit! This is where Shine provides expertise to help you to clean and clear up your complexion. Using expert extraction and facial techniques and professional products we work to remove the bacteria and speed up the healing process to help reduce scarring. The result? A smoother and clearer complexion.

At Shine, acne and extractions are what we specialise in. All staff are very highly trained in our method and you will have amazing results regardless of who you book with as we pride ourselves on your results and experience.

There will be a 15% surcharge for any treatments where Sheridan is requested.

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 SHINE SKIN SOLUTIONS—————————————————–70mins                         $155

At Shine we are all about honest answers and solutions for your skin.

“Shine Skin Solutions” is our new 70-minute treatment for new clients, specifically acne sufferers, which includes a 20-minute full skin consultation to determine your skin type, condition and acne grade, before we commence a 40min facial including extractions and develop a future treatment plan that is streamlined to your skin’s needs.

During the consultation we will look at all possible causes and remedies for your skin issues. We encourage you to bring in your current skincare and make-up so we can analyse the ingredients and discuss what is working and what might need replacing. A homecare regimen will also be recommended if needed, which we will explain how to use to ensure the best outcomes for your skin, along with guidance and advice.

A treatment plan is also part of the session, which may include a course of facials from between 2-4 weeks or more, depending on what level of care your skin needs to get it back on track and acne free.

ALLEVIATE ACNE TREATMENT———————————————-–2 hours 15 min          $250

This package is for those of you who suffer badly from acne. It includes your back, chest and face for an intensive treatment. It starts with a 30 min back treatment that’s a double cleanse a BHA peel and extractions. We then move onto a 70min extraction facial and add in chest as well. Preparing your skin for extra extractions we cleanse exfoliate, deep cleanse and steam before starting your extractions. In this package you receive an extra 20mins of extractions (on top of what we already do) An LED light therapy is chosen for your skin (to kill bacteria, to heal or to reduce inflammation) We finish off with a high frequency treatment which zaps surface bacteria, speeds up the healing time and reduces your chances of reoccurring breakouts.

Add an AHA or BHA peel for an extra $10 (dependant on skin type)

 

DEEP CLEARING TREATMENT——————————————————–1 hours 45 min         $200

This package is for those with a serious acne condition. We do a 70min extraction facial, but add an extra 15mins extraction time! And the chest as well. That is about 50mins of extractions all up. We cleanse exfoliate, deep cleanse and steam to prepare the skin, then we begin extractions. We choose an LED light therapy for your skin condition (to kill bacteria, to speed up healing or to help with inflammation) We finish off with a High Frequency treatment which zaps surface bacteria, helps heal the skin quicker and reduce chances of re-occurring breakouts.

Add a AHA or BHA peel for an extra $10 (dependant on skin type)

 

BANISH BREAKOUTS TREATMENT————————————————1 hours 30 min         $180

70min extraction facial including chest and LED light therapy. We start off with a cleanse, exfoliation, deep cleanse and steam then we begin extractions on face and chest. We perform a LED light therapy  An LED light therapy is chosen for your skin (to kill bacteria, to heal or to reduce inflammation) We finish off with a high frequency treatment which zaps surface bacteria, heals your skin faster and reduces your chances of breaking out.

Add a AHA or BHA peel for an extra $10 (dependant on skin type)

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EXTRACTION FACIAL——————————————————————-70 minutes – $125

Shine’s most popular facial. Leaves your skin visibly clearer with less imperfections. Includes extractions and high frequency to prevent future breakouts.

BACK TREATMENT——————————————————————————30mins – $60

To help clear up acne or congestion on the back area. Includes extractions

CHEST FOCUS—————————————————————————– added into facial $15/ alone $60

Can be added to any facial.

VITAMIN A FACIALS———————————————–30mins         $150   Course of 4, $450  (Buy 3 get your 4th free)

Combines acne fightening powerhouse ingredients AHA, BHA, vitamin A and zinc to decongest pores for a clearer, healthier complexion. A concentrated deep peel which works beneath the skin’s surface to encourage healthy cellular renewal, whilst hydrating and plumping your skin for a smoother, fresher, clearer complexion. (home care required for 4 weeks prior)

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AHA PEEL (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)————————30 minutes Focus – $90   | 70 minutes – Deluxe $135
———————————————————————-6 x Focus $450 |  6 x Deluxe – $675
20-40% lactic acid peel. Resurfaces, refreshes and re-texturises the skin. Great for combatting acne, blackheads, pigmentation and dullness. See results from one treatment, see incredible results from a full course of treatments.

 

BHA PEEL (Beta Hydroxy Acid)————————–30 minutes Focus – $90

For those who need something a little more hard-working, BHA peels have the ability to get deeper into the pores. BHA peels control sebum excretion and acne as well as removing dead skin cells at a deeper level than an AHA peel.

 

AHA vs BHA

Both AHA and BHA work to break apart the uppermost layer of skin. This facilitates the removal of dead and damaged surface cells and encourages the growth of newer, healthier skin. The main difference between alpha and beta hydroxy acids stems from the fact that AHAs are water soluble and BHAs are lipid-oil soluble. This means that AHAs are more effective at exfoliating damaged, dry skin while BHAs are better able to penetrate oily, blemished skin and pores.

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LED LIGHT THERAPY

————————-30 minute facial – $95       Add-on to facial – 15 minutes $50      Course of 8 treatments – $600

Healite is the ”new generation” LED Light Therapy, the latest pain-free and clinically proven photo rejuvenation device. There are three LED therapies to choose from – red light for Infrared light to reduce the signs of ageing, and blue light to sterilise and combat acne and blemished skin. Different results can be achieved depending on the colour of the light.

 

BANISH BACTERIA-415nm wavelength – Blue Light

Combat and heal blemishes, pimples and acne bacteria with the dramatic effects of blue light LED therapy. A study by the Imperial College of Science has shown a 76% decrease in inflammatory lesions and 58% decrease on comedones (signs of acne) when combining the blue antibacterial wavelength with the red anti-inflammatory wavelength.*

  • Reduces breakouts by killing the Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes) – a skin bacteria
  • Heals blemishes, pimples, acne and other such skin problems
  • Reduces acne clearing time
  • Facilitates healing without scarring.

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Under normal circumstances, P. acnes lives happily in the pores of the skin, along with hair follicles and oil glands that produce oil to keep the skin from drying out. Acne erupts when the oil glands produce too much oil, clogging the pores. Then bacteria builds up and the immune system reacts, launching an attack that leads to inflammation and the production of pimples.

Acne often improves after exposure to sunlight or artificially produced solar radiation. Blue light gets to the core of what causes acne eruptions – P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne inflammation. P.acnes pumps out tiny molecules called porphyrins, however when porphyrins are exposed to certain wavelengths of light, they produce free radicals that kill the bacteria and clears up the skin.

 

* Paper by the American Academy of Dermatology 2002

“Phototherapy with blue (415 nm) and red (660 nm) light in the treatment of acne”, P. Papageorgiou, A. Katsambas and A. Chu, Unit of Dermatology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, U.K. DuCane Road, London W12 0NN

“In this study we have evaluated the use of blue light (peak at 415 nm) and a mixed blue and red light (peaks at 415 and 660 nm) in the treatment of acne vulgaris. One hundred and seven patients with mild to moderate acne were randomized into four treatment groups: blue light, mixed blue and red light, cool white light and 5% benzoyl peroxide creamAssessments were performed every 4 weeks. After 12 weeks of active treatment a mean improvement of 76% in inflammatory lesions was achieved by the combined blue±red light phototherapy; this was significantly superior to that achieved by blue light (at weeks 4 and 8), benzoyl peroxide (at weeks 8 and 12) or white light (at each assessment).

“The final mean improvement in blackheads by using blue±red light was 58%, We have found that phototherapy again better than that achieved by the other active treatments used with mixed blue±red light, probably by combining antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, is an effective means of treating acne of mild to moderate severity, with no significant short-term adverse effects.”

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ADD-ONs

Add any of the following options to any facial treatment:

Back Massage (15 minutes) – $28

Back treatment $60

Chest focus – $15

Eye Treatment – $39

Neck Treatment – $40

LED light therapy – $50