Quite often removing acne is not the end of the journey to have you back to clear skin. There are 3 types of scarring- dark marks, red mars and pitted.  We can help with all 3 of these conditions.

At Shine skin and body Richmond, all staff are very highly trained in our methods and you will have amazing results regardless of who you book with as we pride ourselves on your results and experience.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the term used to describe discoloration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound. It’s not pitted or raised, simply darker than the surrounding skin. This discoloration can range in color from light brown, brown and black.

Post inflammatory erythema (PIE) is the term for damaged capallaries and redness after acne.

Acne scarring is pitted scaring where there is a loss of tissue, causing a pitted or depressed area, or an overgrowth of tissue leaving a raised scar. This needs to be treated with dermal needling.

PIH or PIE is the skin’s natural response to inflammation, it develops when a wound or irritation, like a pimple or picking at your skin, causes the skin to become inflamed and damged. As the skin is healing, it produces too much melanin. Melanin is the protein in the skin that gives the skin its colour. It’s the excess melanin that darkens and discolours the skin. This discoloration remains even after the wound has completely healed.

PIH and PIE will fade on its own gradually over time. The time relates to your healing process and the darkness of the pigment. Sometimes it doesn’t always fade away on its own. In some cases, it can more or less be permanent. There are treatments that will help. Some may not completely erase dark marks, but will at least lighten them considerably and help speed up fade time.



Discovery + facial

From $180 (70mins in total)

Perfect for first visit at Shine Skin and Body. Discovery the cause for your concerns, how to achieve great skin and advice on how to start your journey on balancing your skin

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AHA and BHA peel

From $170 (70 minutes)

Resurfaces, refreshes and re-texturisers the skin. Great for acne, blackheads, pigmentation and dullness.

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Epi-Dermal Leveling

From $170 (70 minutes)  $115 (40 minutes)

A customised level of exfoliation and removal of fine hair to achieve smooth flawless skin. Great for uneven tone or texture, congestion, dull skin. Allows better product penetration.

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Dermal needling

$375 (90 minutes)

Stimulating your body’s collagen, working below the surface in the dermis to naturally regenerate the skin. New skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced.

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The Acne Treatment

From $190 (1 hour 30 minutes)

If acne is your main concern this facial will address your needs. Focussing on in-depth extractions of blackheads, whiteheads, milia and/or inflamed acne. Including LED light therapy

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Back facial

From $92 (40 minutes)

Focus on acne and scarring on your back.

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