skin brightening and renewing
skin brightening and renewing
Facials can represent the last word in pampered skin. Skin that is deeply cleansed, treated with gorgeous products, all combined with the relaxation of skilful massage. What is not to love?
At The Good Skin Place I take the concept of a facial pamper further, using specific proven products and techniques that will give long-lasting benefit to your skin. Cosmeceuticals and combinations specially selected for your skin type and skin condition are worked with traditional massage and new technologies.
Peels used depend on your skin’s needs – these could be a course of clarifying Glycolic/Lactic and Salicylic acid, to improve congested, dull and lifeless skin (with no down-time). Or TCA peels (which do have some down time) to provide a more intense peeling of problem areas, dermal remodelling and collagen stimulation.
WHAT CLIENTS LOVE ABOUT The GOOD SKIN PLACE FACIALS and CHEMICAL PEELS
The products are beautiful and Elizabeth has magic hands. Really. The combination is a rare treat.
WHAT The GOOD SKIN PLACE LOVES ABOUT CLINICAL FACIALS and CHEMICAL PEELS
Multi-award-winning Swedish skincare products give me real confidence in skin health. Combining technology with touch is a wonderful route to that look good feel good that is the Good Skin goal.
Melasma, mild brown spots
Coarse skin texture
IPL PHOTO FACIAL advanced anti-ageing facial
An intensive treatment which combines selected Acid peels with IPL, to stimulate collagen and even out skin tone. The IPL Photo Facial is specifically formulated to improve the appearance of skin ageing caused by genetic and environmental factors.
The clarifying acne facial is an intensive treatment designed to clarify acne prone or congested skin and help to control future breakouts. Acne is an individual issue, no two skins and circumstances are alike. As with all of the advanced facials, this facial is customisable to your particular issues. Dermapen with Uber peel can be incorporated into this treatment.
WHAT DO CLINICAL BRIGHTENING FACIALS INVOLVE?
Deep cleanses gently remove the build-up of everyday life, combining the fruit extracts of Akademikliniken formulated cleansers, and oils.
Skin-sparing peels containing a mix of Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acid will lift and exfoliate the skin and encourage cellular renewal.
Massage is important to boost circulation and stimulate the skin. Texture tone and brightness will be improved, particularly around tired eyes.
Masks hydrate, clarify and brighten.
This is followed with all the layering of products to send you on your way refreshed, hydrated, pampered, and with skin which is protected from UV and oxidative stress.
WHAT DO TCA PEELS INVOLVE?
TCA or Trichloroacetic Acid Peels are one of the best studied and most predictable peels used for treatment of pigmentation, fine lines, acne and scarring. TCA Peels are usually used in a course of 6 treatments, 2 to 4 weeks apart, and are versatile in that they can be safely layered to intensify the treatment over time. In preparation for the use of TCA peels, you will need to prep your skin, which, depending on your skin and your at-home routine, will usually include the introduction of a mild daily AHA based toner or topical retinoids which will even out and thin the outermost epidermal layer
TCA peels will be administered in a course of 4-6 peels for best results. They are highly effective as peeling agents, however they do come with actual peeling away of dead skin cells, and hence some days of down time. Suitability for TCA peels and its benefits would be discussed with you in consultation.
WHAT IS THE DOWN TIME?
There is no downtime associated with a brightening facial. You will leave with glowing fresh skin.
Akademikliniken glycolic peel.
Your skin may be mildly pink but will quickly return to normal. The skin-sparing acid used in the peels means that your skin will not flake, crust or visibly shed
TCA peels (Trichloroacetic acid)
These are significantly different to the glycolic peels in that they are deeper and more intense treatments and involve down time. Your skin will look tight (and quite good) for a day or two and will then possibly darken before it begins to peel. This peeling can last a few days, and is really ‘down time’ where you will not be looking your best.
how often should I have a facial?
We will work out a treatment plan together, depending on your skin type, health and circumstances. This may be monthly; it may be six-monthly – for some it is weekly.
Facials deep clean, renew, and improve circulation through massage, they can become an important part of your routine, protecting your skin, renewing it and preventing further damage.
Peels will be recommended in a course of 4 or 6 regularly spaced treatments, depending on your skin needs.
what products do you use in your facials?
There are no shortcuts to a beautiful and healthy skin. It is all a matter of finding high quality products with proven effective ingredients that are tailored for your skin’s needs. My choices are Akademikliniken (Sweden) and Deciem (the Abnormal Beauty Company, Canada), supplemented for specific conditions with Dermafix (South Africa) and Dermaceuticals (Dermapen, Australia).
But my go-to much loved products are Akademikliniken
Akademikliniken products have become Sweden’s top cosmeceutical brand and have a cult following elsewhere around the world. AK was developed by Europe’s leading plastic surgery institute with the mission to place skin in optimal health before and after surgery. Akademikliniken have always been very careful to provide realistic and honest expectations rather than excessive marketing and false promises.
what do facials and peels cost?
Consultation is free
Brightening facial – 55 minutes, £65
AK mild peel facial – 55 minutes £75