When excess skin cells build up on the surface of your face, the skin can appear dull, dry, congested or in some cases rough and flaky. Blackheads are more likely to develop into pimples as excess skin can trap the pores, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Dehydration accelerates the appearance of fine lines and ageing.

Removing the excess skin that blocks the surface means skincare products penetrate up to 50% more, so serums can work more efficiently and get you better results.

With regular microdermabrasion treatments, the skin gets into a healthy rhythm, the cells in the lower layers can work more efficiently, which means collagen and elastin production is increased, in turn giving the skin strength and slow ageing.

This will also increase the stimulation of blood flow, so oxygen and skin nutrients reach all areas and cells. This is what gives a healthy natural glow and radiance.

What is microdermabrasion?

Using a diamond tip head piece, we screw it onto a pen like hand piece, which gives the suction. The tiny diamonds are run along your skin in 2 inch lengths to loosen and exfoliate the build up of dead skin cells on the surface and the suction will vacuum it into the machine as it goes. This reveals a fresher, healthier looking skin. By removing this top layer of skin it promotes cell renewal to increase the production of newer and healthier skin calls to be brought up to the surface.

Why diamond tip microdermabrasion?

The reason we have a diamond tip is we believe it is the gentlest, most thorough type on the market. The reason that we use both those words together is for a few reasons. If you have the type of skin that can get micro (congested, rough, dry, uneven skin texture) then you want it to be thorough to ensure you smooth out and soften the skin. But as with everything if you exfoliate too much you can do damage- cause dryness and even more roughness also sensitivity. The diamond tip gives an even exfoliation all over, but we also have the ability to reduce the vacuum and be gentle on certain areas if needed.

4 reasons why you should have a micro treatment.

 

1.Evens skin tone

The exfoliating properties of microdermabrasion results in removing the top dull layer, showing beautiful glowing skin. By increasing the circulation to the skin, microdermabrasion can also improve the results of topical products that you apply to address your pigmentation or scaring concerns. Because as the circulation increases, cell metabolism increases allowing for greater penetration.

 

2.Unclogs pores.

Microdermabrasion is particularly effective in the control of congestion (blackheads)  Blackheads are more likely to develop into pimples as it is the dead skin that can cover the pore, creating a breeding ground for bacteria.

The exfoliation loosens the top layer of skin allowing the suction to loosen the top of the blackhead. It can minimise the appearance of superficial blackheads, but extractions will still be needed for a thorough deep cleanse. Microdermabrasion though will make extractions much easier.  

By removing this excess dead skin, the skin instantly feels softer and congestion has less of that bumpy feel to it. Micro is best for whiteheads and blackheads, if there are any active breakouts at the time it can still be done. We just go around them, so as to not spread the bacteria.

 

3.Smooths texture.

The main function of microdermabrasion is to exfoliate. So If you are after a smoother fresher skin then this is the treatment for you.

We use a diamond microdermabrasion. This allows us to control the power of the exfoliation, but also how gentle we can go to, as over exfoliation can have as many undesirable side effects as over-exfoliating. It will give you super soft velvety skin.

 

4.Bright healthy skin

Microdermabrasion can improve circulation in the skin by not only increasing blood flow but also lymphatic drainage. This aids cell function in many ways.

By increasing blood flow we will bring more oxygen and nutrients to the cells, giving more vibrancy and health to your skin. Stopping that dull sallow look.

By having a healthy skin this has a flow on effect on other cell functions to also become more efficient, for example, the production of collagen and elastin, and balancing oil flow.

The increase in lymphatic drainage means that waste products from cells are carried away faster, meaning there is less build-up of debris which can lead to acne and congestion.

5 x microdermabrasion sessions. 

-1 x free LED light therpay

-1 x AHA peel

-4 x extraction sessions

-5 x Neck and chest upgrades.

Want to try one 1st?

Add a micro into any facial or back treatment for only $15

 

T and C

1st treatment must be taken by 31st July 2018

Treatments need to be taken 2 weeks apart

Must be fully redeemed within 3mths or remainder will become credit.

Mid week- ALL appointment must be mon-fri 10-4pm to receive free treatment

 

 

 

“Shine Skin Solutions” is a 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, a 40 min. facial that includes extractions a future treatment plan that is streamlined to your skin’s needs.

We have noticed at Shine skin and body how many of you are at a loss as to what you can do about your skin. You have googled (toothpaste on your pimples??) used harsh products for oily/acne skin which made you red and irritated, went to a doctor and was given antibiotics or a dermatologist and recommended Roaccutane.

I want to start by telling you a story of a client who came to see me. She had been getting breakouts for about 2.5 yrs,  mainly on her cheeks. her doctor recommended a dermatologist for her to see. She went on antibiotics for 2 years on and off. It would clear up her acne, only to return within a few months. When i saw her she had been to her dermatologist 3 days earlier who in desperation gave her a script for Roaccutane. (A very powerful acne drug with some very long lasting nasty side effects) She came to me as she didn’t want to take it, but didn’t know what to do. We did a full skin consultation with her and skin analysit. We went into depth about what happened when the acne occurred, medications, lifestyle, diet, hormones, skincare and make-up. I had a suspicion…. After starting her facial and doing a skin analysis my suspicion was right. It was her bronzer- It contained talc (as many do) and the most intense part of her breakouts was on her bronzer line. We extracted, she brought new make-up, came back for only 1 more facial and now her skin is clear. A proper consult diving into her history in a lot of depth was all that was needed.

And that is why we now have Shine Skin Solutions. It is a once of treatment that we then recommend your ongoing plan.

 

 

SHINE SKIN SOLUTIONS                 70mins           $155

At Shine we are all about honest answers and solutions for your skin.
“Shine Skin Solutions” is a 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, a 40min facial that includes extractions 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.

 

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By Jason Rollard

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Why have a men’s facial?

When I was a kid a facial was something ladies went and did while their men played golf.

But a facial could be the secret weapon that gets you ahead in the skincare game and Shine skin and body do a facial custom made for men.

We all want to look younger longer, we all want our skin to look healthy and clean. Men are no different and there are a lot of skincare solutions now aimed at men.You can see adds on TV or online.

The benefit of having a facial before going out and spending hundreds of dollars on skincare would be that a trained professional will look at your skin history through a consultation form and analyse your skin with a megi lamp and recommend the right way forward for taking care of one of your best assets, kinda like a personal trainer for your face.

The Shine skin and body Male facial is the perfect introduction to tailored skincare for men. It’s a facial designed to suit your skin and male skincare needs.

So why have a men’s facial instead of just a regular facial?

There is nothing wrong with having a standard extraction facial or chemical peel, but a facial that is specialized for men’s skin to start with will be a major benefit. Men have thicker skin than women, they have testosterone, they shave and they grow beards. Men generally don’t wear makeup and diet, Sport and sun affect men’s skin differently.

So a facial designed to cater to men’s needs only makes sense.

What happens in a Shine skin and body Male facial?

Before you have a facial it’s a good idea to prepare a little. Have a shave the day before, your therapist will thank you. You can have a facial if you have a beard they will focus on your T-zone, cheeks and forehead.

On your first visit they will have you fill out a consultation form. It’s a good idea to come in a little before your scheduled appointment so you can fill the form in and not cut into you allotted facial time. It will have questions about your medical history what skincare products do you use at home and what concerns you most about your skin.

The therapist that will do your treatment will sit down with you and quickly go through your form asking any questions if she needs more information. Some skin care products have ingredients that cause more harm than good, some medications need special consideration. All this information helps your therapist cater the treatment for you.

The rooms are best described as cosy they are not a sterile medical environment like some skin care clinics and they are not excessively girly, there is no pink paint or frilly material like the Barbie fun house type beauty salons. The rooms feel more like someone’s home, arm chair in the corner, candles, cool music, a bit of Nirvana unplugged a bit of Beatles and a split system controlling the room temperature, very relaxing.

Once you are tucked in it all starts with a skin analysis. This is where your therapist will assess your skin with the aid of a magi lamp, a device that is part lighthouse and part giant magnifying glass. Then checking your T-zone for oiliness and large pores, dryness of the forehead, acne in the cheek area could be a result of diet or food allergies, pigmentation from sun damage, fine lines around the eyes or forehead. This information allows your therapist to target problem areas and cater the facial to your unique needs. For men the skin analysis is done before cleansing there is no make up to remove and this allows the therapist a chance to see the oily areas of the face

Then your therapist will apply Sothys Homme cleanser. It is a great 3 in 1 product. Containing volcanic clay to cleanse and energise the skin, lava grains to exfoliate and smooth and also a mask to revitalize and purify. The smell is perfect for guys and your skin feels so fresh afterwards. Whilst this is on the relaxation starts with a scalp massage.

After 7mins it is removed with a warm towel compress

Desquacrem is a unique product to sothys that penetrates into your pores and cleans them where the oil is. It works like a scrubbing brush giving you a deep cleanse. The steamer is used at the same time to help open the pores allowing the desqucrem to penetrate deeper

Now you are clean!

At this point of the facial we come to folk in the road. This is where the facial is customized to suit differing skin types oily, dry, aged and combination.

If your skin is oily or has acne and blackheads they will do extractions-clearing out all the congestion from your pores. If your acne is inflamed then they finish off with high frequency, it kills bacteria and reduces your chances of break outs after your facial.

If your skin is on the dry side the plan of attack is hydration. Expect a moisturising massage cream and a creamy re hydrating mask.

If age is your concern they apply serums, masks and creams that tackle fine lines and encourage collagen production.

For combination skin they do a blend of extractions, a hydrating mask and anti-ageing serums depending on what is called for and where.

Finishing off with another warm towel, moisturiser and of course sunscreen. Your therapist will talk to about any recommended skincare product when you come to reception so you can keep your skin in top condition long after your facial.

You should have a facial about everyday four weeks, so proper skin care will help you maintain healthy skin inbetween.

When all is said and done the male facial from shine skin and body really is a facial that is designed not only for men but the right facial for an individual.

Jason Rollard owner of Shine skin and body 323 Swan street Richmond, Melbourne Australia.

 

Everything you need to know about getting rid of acne scars for good

Having acne is one thing. Being left with the memories of them is another. But don’t worry, this acne expert has some advice that will help treat those scars.

You finally succeed in clearing your acne, but sometimes you are left with scarring, which can often be as difficult to manage as the acne itself. So what do you do now? Will they ever go away? How do you treat it?

What are acne scars and how do they form?

Scars from acne can vary in their appearance, depending on the type of scar and the cause of the scar itself. Scars are created when an injury occurs, whether you picked at your skin, or you have large, deep inflamed cystic acne.

When it comes to scarring types, there are two major ones: pitted scars and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) scars.

Read on….

 

We have a lot of success helping people out and thought I might share one story. 

This is her before and after photos. Her after photo is after just 2 facials

Emma came to us in January. She had become frustrated after trying many different treatments with no luck in clearing up her skin, she happened upon one of the blogs written about us and decided to give us a call. After a short conversation she was willing to trust us to look after her skin and help clear her acne.

A little background on Emma.

Her skin was always pretty clear throughout her teenage years, the odd pimple every now and then, but apart from that she had good skin. It was about 2 years ago when she was 24, that her skin started to change. Her forehead was getting congested with whiteheads and blackheads under the skin with some inflammation and the odd pimple. then she noticed some appearing on her chin and then her jaw as well. As you can see from her before photo her forehead ended up quite congested before she came to us.

She had experimented with harsh skincare products, searched You tube videos for tricks to dry out acne, being a vegan she tried going natural and looked at her diet. She had facials (no extractions) and when all else failed- covered everything up with make-up.

Her treatment plan

On her first visit to us she had our Shine Skin Solutions treatment where we took the time to go through her history- we looked at her current skincare (which wasn’t too bad, just not enough active ingredients) and checked all her makeup, went over her diet, medication and health and lifestyle.

We started off with extractions and added a near infra-red LED light therapy. This consists off cleansing, exfoliating, steam and deep cleanser, then a long extraction session ending in the near infrared LED light to speed up the healing process and the calm down the inflammation.  

Emma came back 2 weeks later for an extraction facial followed by LED. The results of her first facial blew us both away. She had probably about an 80% clearance from the one facial.

Now this doesn’t happen for everyone, it can depend on the cause of their acne. For Emma- we couldn’t really pinpoint a reason, from having such amazing clearance in one facial normally points to something has happened to cause a spike in bacteria/inflammation in the skin, then it has just gotten out of control and become more of a bacterial issue.

She was happy with the results- but she was going to USA for a month. We were both a little worried about how the condition of her skin would be on her return.

 Her skin did re-lapsed while in America. She brought a few products that contained BHA’s that made her skin purge toxins and breakout. After a frantic email, we took a couple of the products out of her routine and that calmed her skin down a little.

On her return in Feb her third visit, her skin was not as bad as we expected it to be. She had breakouts on her forehead we did an Extraction facial for a good clean out and to get her skin back into control again finished off with an LED.

 

We have continued with her treatment plan of Extraction facial with LED every 2 weeks for 4 sessions, then out to 3 weeks now on to every 4 weeks.

It’s a credit to Emma that she saw it through (stayed committed to her treatments) many people in her situation would have stopped after the first facial after seeing massive improvements with their skin. but we need to keep facials going to ensure we stop the issue from coming back.

Emma now comes for monthly facials and as she has used up her old skincare has introduced new products perfectly suited to be active enough without causing dryness or sensitivity.

Read her review below.

 

 

Emma Lennon

6 reviews

Hurry up and make an appointment if you’re struggling with acne or congested skin! When I first called Sheridan I was literally in tears of frustration with my skin especially my forehead. After years of having crystal clear skin all of a sudden no amount of expensive products or tricks would clear my bumpy spotty forehead. Sheridan and her team understood exactly what I was going through, gave me great advice and went through all of my products and told me which ones I could keep and which wouldn’t work for me without ever selling me anything unnecessary. Her expert extraction facials have turned everything around! It’s a process and I’m still having treatments but I can overstate the improvement not just in my skins appearance but my confidence and happiness knowing when my skin plays up I have an expert I can trust to help me. Stop wasting your time and money elsewhere and get the pros to help you out. You’ll wish you had done it sooner, I know I Do! Thank you Shine!

♡♡♡

 

If you have been struggling book an appointment and come in and see us.

 

I read an article in today’s paper on antibiotic resistance, and it has prompted me to write this blog on how antibiotic resistance is linked to acne.
To start off, some background on P.acne, the bacteria that causes acne. P.acne is not necessarily a bad bacteria. There are at least 70 strains of P.acne and some actually protect the skin from acne while others can cause it.
P.acne prospers and grows in lower-oxygen environments that are found deep within your skin’s pores rather than on the surface of your skin. It uses sebum as a primary fuel source and is stimulated by conditions that create high sebum production and/or blocked pores, such as diet, hormones, excessive skin build-up, stress, medication etc. Once the overgrowth starts it begins a downward spiral, making your efforts to clear your skin far more challenging.
Antibiotic resistance has been a major health issue for over 10 years. It has come about via a combination of over-prescription of antibiotics for the common cold and people not finishing a prescription, to antibiotics also being added to the meat we eat. If the global spread of resistance is not slowed, this could have serious health implications – many common infections may become difficult to treat and routine surgical procedures may become life-threatening.
Reports estimate that the global prevalence of P.acnes’ resistant strains has steadily increased over a 30 year period rising from 20% in 1978 to 62% in 1996.[i]
Acne affects more than 80% of people worldwide during their lifetime. From slight congestion to full blown acne vulgaris.[ii] A lot of people’s first stop is a doctor for either treatment or a referral to a dermatologist. A doctor’s plan of treatment may only consists of drugs. These days people are also seeking an alternative to avoid the issues caused by antibiotic resistance,
If antibiotics are prescribed often it is treated for three to six months with broad-spectrum antibiotic that will inhibit bacterial growth rather than eradicate bacteria. Which means the acne may come back.
Worldwide more than 50% of the P acnes strains are resistant to topical antibiotics. Dermatologists, however, do not prescribe antibiotics in patients with acne to eradicate the bacteria. Although it has yet to be proven effective, many dermatologists use antibiotics for their putative anti-inflammatory effects.[iii]
Other options are benzoyl peroxide which works by breaking down into benzoic acid and oxygen upon contact with the skin. This creates toxic free radicals of oxygen, which kill the P. acnes bacteria. The process does work and that’s why it helps a some acne patients, but the free radicals can also cause damage. It reduces Vitamin C production up to 70% and Vitamin E up to 95%.(4) It also forms a by-product called squalene peroxide that both increases sebum production and cause comedones- sometimes creating worse problems down the road. It relies far too much on brute force. Killing bacteria alone is not always the solution. We need to care for the redness, inflammation and health of your skin as well.
So what can you do?
Our recommendation is to try a more natural approach first.
At Shine, we clear the congestion with extraction facials and reduce any inflammation in the skin. If the skin is healthy we can start to rebalance the bacteria levels. If the skin isn’t busy trying to rebalance and reduce inflammation it will start to heal your acne.  Vitamin A can be a great homecare addition too.
The main thing though is to get to the cause. If you have an untreated hormone imbalance or undiagnosed food intolerance, then your skin will only clear so far with extraction facials. A good beauty therapist will ask hundreds of questions to try to get to the bottom of it.
The blue LED light has also been proven ability to kill P.acne issues. You can read the papers here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17111415
At Shine, if we can’t clear your skin we will recommend other natural alternatives such as a naturopath or acupuncture. Please don’t read this as us being against antibiotics, We just think there are other options that can be explored that could be better for your overall health.
Please call us to book an appointment and let us help you improve your skin a more natural way.
[i] Antibiotic resistance and acne treatment: Tackling the challenge, Galderma Media Center, November 2014, file:///C:/Users/sjrol/Downloads/Antibiotic_Resistance_And_Acne_Treatment_November_2014%20(3).pdf  
[ii] Antibiotic Resistance in Acne: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment, Suzanne Bujara, 2 October 2017, Dermatology Advisor, https://www.dermatologyadvisor.com/acne/how-to-prevent-antibiotic-resistance-acne-treatment/article/697357/
[iii] Ibid.

(4) Clinical implications of lipid peroxidation in acne vulgaris: old wine in ne w bottles https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3012032/

Pregnancy is a special time of your life, but for some it can also bring an onset of hormonal acne. When you become pregnant your skin will either be beautiful and clear and glowing or be terrible.  Normally how your skin is while pregnant, is how it will stay until you finish breastfeeding as the hormones don’t settle down until then.
For the unlucky ones it can be a confusing mindfield of: What can I do? What should I not do? Are there any treatments I can have?
So to help you all out, here are our tips to keep your baby safe and your skin clear.  
Also as a sidenote- these rules below also apply if you are trying to become pregnant, we treat you as if you are pregnant, as you may be pregnant.

DO’S

Facials are great to have and you can have them at any time throughout your pregnancy.  There are just some modifcations we make if you are pregnant- nothing that changes the great results you can get.
Extractions are the best way to go, all natural and result driven.
AHA peels are still fine to have. Most of our clients prefer to wait until the 3mth mark, but they are safe to have at any time.  AHA’s are great for loosening the build up of dead skin on the surface that are clogging the pores, as it is only a surface treatment the product cannot penetrate into the blood system so therefore can’t effect your baby.
Microdermabrasion is also great to have- this is more for dry or rough textured skin, not inflamed acne. The main precaution with this is your skin can be a little more sensitive when pregnant so we take care to go gentle in those areas if needed.
LED light therapy is also on the go ahead list- helps give you the extra glow that you want. Or we can use the blue light if your skin is breaking out badly.
DON’TS
Any products containing BHA (salicylic acid) or Vitamin A (retinol) Both these ingredients are designed to penetrate deeper into the skin and have a slight the ability to penetrate into the blood system. Therefore we say to stay away. These ingredients are found in a lot of acne homecare products.
Certain types of peels. The ingredients above-mainly BHA’s- can be found in salon as well, mainly in peels
High frequency- A favourite addition of our clients who have acne facials, which when a client is pregnant (or trying) is the 1st thing to go and always faced with dread. The alternative though is to add a blue LED light into your treatment. It is a super charged version of high frequency, but safe.

 

Ever wondered why you are getting breakouts in certain areas of your face? Where your breakouts are located can explain why you might be getting them. For us at Shine we use face reading and whilst not an exact science, it does give us a starting point to find out what may be causing your acne. Now this doesn’t apply to every breakout you get ,other random causes may be at fault. (make-up, brushes, your pillowcase or hair products)

I’m going to walk you through face reading, do you have a mirror ready?? You will need one….. Let’s get started. 

Area 1 and 3 When right across both sections from temple to temple we look at stress 1st, in the middle of the forehead and normally in an oval shape we look at digestion as this is your bladder zone.  Now for random causes-if you are getting breakouts around your hairline this can be oily hair or your hair products. 

Area 2 and 10-This is your liver- between your brows and on your temples. Your liver is responsible for metabolism, hormone production, removing toxins and processing nutrients.   Medication, poor diet and alcohol consumption all effect this area. 

Area 6 and 8 Under your eyes is Kidneys. This organ is responsible for  regulating hormone production, removing toxins and waste, and regulating blood pressure. A deficiency is normally seen as dark circles or dryness. We have people ask about products to help with dark circles, but unfortunately it is down to drinking water, eating healthy and sleeping. Keeping the area hydrated will help the area look better as well.

Area 11 and 13

– The lower part of this area is Lungs. People who smoke can get congestion in this area- from the lungs having toxins, but also from the toxins and chemicals in the smoke. 

-In circles in the middle of this area is the stomach. Normally connected to food intolerance.

-Cheekbones- pancreas. this is the organ of the digestive system and of the hormone system, so can be related to hormones or food. Also insulin. So diabetics may have a problem in this area. If it is in a straight line it could be your blusher or bronzer- look to see if there is talc in your make-up, if so this could be the cause. 

Area 7Side of nose and nostril- lungs as well. the tip of nose- heart. The bridge- spine.

Area 11, 12 and 13Hormones. This is where they go crazy. If it is on your chin it means ovaries, when there are 2 lines of breakouts/congestion/discoloration from corners of mouth down in straight lines it can be ovaries.  If you have deep creases from nose to mouth this can show disturbances in stomach and large intestines. If they don’t run past the corner of your mouth it indicates stomach strains.

 

I would like to stress again, this isn’t an exact science and you shouldn’t self diagnose. When used in conjunction with a thorough consultation process it helps us to narrow down possible causes to help give you more clearance with your acne. 

The solution

If you need answers to your problems we recommend you book our Shine Skin Solutions. We do an in-depth skin consultation process, we go through your products to check the ingredients, we start clearing your skin and organise a plan to move forward. 

 

Ever wondered what happens during one of our extraction facials? Want to find out if this is the right treatment for you? Here is the lowdown on how it all works…

At Shine we start every facial with a thorough skin consultation. Your therapist will ask some questions and inspect your skin in order to understand your main concerns and the current condition of your skin. Clearing your skin is only part of the solution, we need to investigate how you got the acne or blackheads in the first place so we can consider ways to prevent the issue from coming back. It is also a good idea to bring along your current skincare and make-up so we can look at whether products are the issue.

Once you are in one of our beautiful treatment rooms, snuggled under a doona in one of our luxurious beds with an electric blanket keeping you warm (and a little Norah Jones playing), we will commence with a double cleanse to ensure your skin is completely clean. Then we will examine your skin under a magnifying lamp to ensure we can see everything that is happening with your complexion. This might seem a little scary, but it is necessary to ensure we don’t miss anything and we can make sure we have cleansed all the dirt and toxins away.

Next step is exfoliation which is tailored to your skin type – this might be an enzyme/scrub or a gentle buff. Then it’s time for a relaxing steam while we use a deep pore cleanser to ensure we soften any blackheads – as this will help the extractions to come out more easily.

I won’t lie, the extraction process can be a little uncomfortable. But for people who have acne and blackheads, it is a necessary process and your skin will reap the rewards. We will work with you as to how much you can cope with – for super-sensitive skin we are extra-gentle and avoid areas where the skin is not strong enough.

At Shine, when it comes to extractions we only use tissues and our fingers. We are often asked whether we use those “pimple-popping” metal tools – we don’t! We believe they are too harsh on your skin and you can’t feel how much pressure you are applying, which can cause bruising, scarring or more damage to the skin. Touch is the best gauge.

Depending on time we may also include a massage and/or a treatment mask as part of the session. If you have requested the inclusion of red or infra-red LED light therapy, this will be done once we have completed the extractions to help calm inflammation and speed up the healing process.

Your extraction facial is finished off with some high frequency therapy. This is a little wonder tool that uses gentle electricity to convert to ozone to kill bacteria, heal your skin faster and reduce your chances of another break-out. (This is an old beauty therapist trick that only experienced therapists and extraction specialists know about!).

The facial ends with a selection of serums, moisturiser and sunscreen massaged into your skin to ensure your skin’s hydration and condition is at its best.

If you would like more information about Shine’s extraction facials and other beauty and body treatments, call us today on 98191034 or book online @ shineskinandbody.com.au

We hear the same story a lot….

I went somewhere else and they only did a few extractions.

The said they did extractions, but when i got there they said they didn’t.

The girl didn’t know what she was doing.

People are so desperate and excited when they find us they just want us to keep going and going.

There are only so many extractions we can do in a facial, but with a lot people we wish we had longer. If it be time to do more extractions, or time to have a massage after all the bad (good??) stuff. So we have been working hard in coming up with some great packages for you all.

As we are famous for our extractions we thought we would take all the hard work out and make up some great packages to give you the most results possible.

The ultimate extraction package

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.

2 hours 15 min.

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

 The deluxe extraction package

This package is for those with a serious acne condition. We do a 70min extraction facial, but add your choice of an extra 15mins extraction time or microdermabrasion! And the chest as well.  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.

1 hours 45 min.

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

The express extraction package

70min extraction facial including chest. It starts off with a cleanse, exfoliation, deep cleanse and steam then we begin extractions on face and chest treatment. LED light therapy which kills bacteria that cause acne. We finish off with a high frequency treatment which zaps surface bacteria, heals your skin faster and reduces your chances of breaking out.

1 hours 30 min.

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

 

 

 

 

“Everything that defines beautiful healthy skin is a direct result of vitamin A”

– Dr Des Ferandes

 

Vitamin A (retinol) acts like a ‘superfood’ for your skin, treating the issue and offering amazing results. It corrects deficiencies in the skin such as ageing, hydration, pigmentation or acne – and works to normalise your skin’s functions to improve its condition and revitalise your complexion.

For ageing

Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the dermis – where collagen, elastin and blood vessels live – to reduce wrinkles and increase blood flow to the surface of your skin. It increases the flow of collagen to slow down the ageing process of your skin.

For acne

Vitamin A can help to reduce the activity of sebaceous glands – when it comes into contact with oil cells it gets to work to clean up the oil slick by dramatically decreasing sebum production. In some cases, treatment with vitamin A can decrease the production of sebum by up to 90%.

For skin health

Vitamin A is both an antioxidant and a cell communicator – triggering cells to produce everything they need to keep your skin in tip-top shape. It increases cell turnover and exfoliates the skin from within to repair DNA, reprogram cellular function and recharge damaged cells to function normally again.

 

The delivery

Cosmeceutical skin care products deliver active ingredients deep into the dermis (your skin’s layers) where the real work needs to be done. Active ingredients include retinaldehyde-liposome and AGP (arabino-galactan-protein), a molecular transport antioxidant.

Other types of skin care products rarely have the ability to go as deep as a cosmeceutical without causing irritation. Cosmeceutical skin care delivers active ingredients including Vitamin A through your skin’s structures to the receptor on the cell. This delivery system is both gentle and effective to prevent dehydration, redness and irritation.

Use

To achieve the full benefit of products containing vitamin A, cleanse your skin before applying your serums to allow maximum penetration, and leave them on overnight to let them work their magic.

 

NOTE: Like many vitamins, Vitamin A is not stable and can lose its potency when exposed to sunlight, therefore we recommend using your serums at night when you skin is in a state of repair and there is no risk of exposure to UV light. Also look for packaging that protects the stability of the ingredients with minimal exposure to air and light.

 

 

The facials

We have four fantastic Vitamin A facials available at Shine – each tailored to address specific skin needs:

Retinol Brûlée –combines AHA, vitamin A and vitamin B to brighten your complexion and smooth away fine lines. Great for more sensitive skin.

Benefit Peel –offers the wow factor of vitamins A and C combined to nourish and plump your skin with vital nutrients and antioxidants.

Purity Peel –combines acne fighting powerhouse ingredients AHA, BHA, vitamin A and zinc to decongest pores for a clearer, healthier complexion.

Timeless –our top shelf vitamin A peel offers significant cell turnover resulting in smoother, denser and hydrated skin. The combination of AHAs, vitamin A and antioxidants firms up your complexion and gets it glowing.

 
Vitamin A – home care

Come in and chat to us about the right Vitamin A serum for your skin – we have five fantastic options each formulated to address different skin concerns along with delivering a good dose of ‘super’ Vitamin A into your skin.

 
Check out our new Vitamin A promotion on our specials page at shineskinandbody.com.au or see below – available until August 2017.

 

dermaroller 2It’s all about positivity

I am excited to announce that we have introduced an innovative new treatment at Shine called Dermal needling, which, I know, might sound a little scary, but I promise you, it will revolutionise your skin!

So let me explain.

But first, let me tell you about our philosophy and where Shine fits into the beauty industry.

At Shine, we believe in positivity and results, and we have invested the time to research the best treatments and innovations to help you achieve optimum skin health.

But sometimes the best techniques take time in order to achieve long-term lasting results.

For example, we don’t offer laser treatment because we believe that, while it may give you fast results, it places way too much stress on your skin in the long term and the damage can be hard to repair. And we don’t offer chemical peels because they strip back the top layer of skin exposing it to external bacteria and infections, leaving it inflamed and so sensitive to sunlight that some people have to stay indoors for 5-7 days after a treatment. Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it?

At Shine, we believe there has to be a gentler, better way that can be sustained for the long-term health of your skin (i.e. why do a two day juice detox to lose 5kg, when eating a balanced diet is safer and will give you lasting results?).

Two years ago, we introduced LED light therapy to offer our clients who suffer with acne a gentle yet result-driven treatment that really works. Your skin has the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy, depending on the colour of the light used. Blue light works to kill surface bacteria; red light goes a little deeper to flush out the lymphatic system and remove blockages or waste that cause acne to build up; and infra-red light targets the inner layers to speed up the healing process. There is no downtime, no dryness or inflammation, no peeling, and you can walk straight out of salon. Yes, you do need a series of treatments to see long-term results (although you will see a difference after the first treatment) but it is painless and gentle on your skin.

So then we came to the next step. We were getting great results and clearing people’s acne. What about reducing scarring and achieving optimal results from your skincare?

This year we have introduced dermal needling. Basically, it is a pen with six tiny needles on the end that penetrate into the top layers of the skin to create micro-channels that allow your wonderful serums to get to where they are needed most instead of fighting through a tough outer barrier. It also works to loosen fibrous tissue and soften the appearance scarring and indented scars (imagine you have a rope from your scar holding the top layer down to your dermis – the lowest layers of your skin – creating a dent. The deeper the dent, the bigger the rope and the stronger the hold). Dermal needling starts to fray and break that rope so its hold isn’t so firm, and the more sessions you have the flatter the scar becomes. With dermal needling you may see about a 70% reduction in scarring after 6-9 treatments. We use a gentle numbing cream to ensure the whole experience is painless, and there is minimal downtime. Your skin may look and feel a little red the evening after the treatment (like sunburn), and you may experience some light dryness and flakiness 3-5 days afterwards so we encourage you to come back for a mini facial to check the results and help calm any ongoing inflammation.

So we are about great results, great skin, gentle treatments and minimal downtime in beautiful surrounds with some pretty cool music and, most importantly, very knowledgeable therapists who you can trust and whose main aim is to help you reach long-term complexion perfection.

Come into Shine and have a chat to us about dermal needling or any of our other treatments, or visit www.shineskinandbody.com.au