TREATMENTS

IPL – Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

IPL is a non invasive medical technology that uses light therapy for permanent hair reduction, eliminating age spots, sun spots, freckles and other unsightly discolorations of the skin, superficial capillaries, port wine stains and other benign vascular lesions.  It is also particularly effective for a high percentage of people with Rosacea.

Acne Treatment

Cosmetic Couture is able to offer an acne management program for clients.  Results will vary, but most people will see a significant improvement in skin condition, especially if they combine treatment with appropriate acne skin products.  Treatments should be approximately 1 or 2 weeks apart.

Hair Reduction Treatment

Cosmetic Couture offers permanent hair reduction.  This means that in most cases the majority of the hair will not return after a short series of treatments.  The hair that is going to disappear for good will usually stop growing within this initial course, with any residual hair growth being finer, softer, lighter in colour and regrowing at a dramatically slower rate.  This residual hair growth can be left alone, or you can have occasional maintenance treatments.

Pigmentation Treatment

Cosmetic Couture offers a treatment to reduce the colour of pigmented lesions caused by sun damage.  One treatment is often enough to see stunning results, but 2 or 3 treatments at 4 to 6 weekly intervals may be needed for optimal results.  Sun damage typically seen on backs of hands, forearms, décolletage and face will respond well.

Rejuvenation Treatment

Cosmetic Couture offer an anti-aging treatment which will improve skin tone, texture, refine and refresh the skin by increasing the production of collagen in the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles may soften.  Often at least 4 treatments are needed approximately 4 weeks apart to obtain optimal results.

Vascular Treatment

Cosmetic Couture offers a treatment which will reduce facial vascular blemishes like the fine thread-like vessels found on cheeks and around the nose.  Often at least 4 sessions 1 to 2 weeks apart are needed to obtain optimal results.  Treatment of the full face is usually performed in stages rather than the whole face in a single session.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion is the most natural way to evenly and safely exfoliate the skin without chemicals or a laser.  The exfoliation process rejuvenates the skin by utilising ultra-fine crystals/diamond heads to remove the upper layer of the epidermis. Studies have shown that microdermabrasion increases the production of collagen and elastin.  The final result is firmer, more youthful skin.  You will see/feel results after the first treatment, however the most dramatic results will be seen between 4-6 treatments performed 7 to 10 days apart.

PERCUTANEOUS COLLAGEN INDUCTION (SKIN NEEDLING)

Percutaneous Collagen Induction (skin needling) involves puncturing the dermis with a needle-like device to induce new collagen growth for the purpose of skin rejuvenation.  Consequently, you will see an improvement in fine lines and mild textural irregularities, scarring and general skin rejuvenation.  To achieve optimum results 2 to 3 sessions approximately 3 to 4 weeks apart is recommended.

CHEMICAL PEELS

AHA Peels

The AHA peel is a combination of lactic and glycolic acid at concentrations of 20-70%.  The skin comprises of two main layers:  the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis consists of 4 to 5 layers of cells that are sloughed off and replaced every 7 to 10 days. If these cells are not removed the skin appears dull, unevenly toned and may become congested with blackheads and pimples. The epidermis is also where most of the cells responsible for making the sun protective pigment known as melanin are found.

Made from naturally occurring acids found in fruit (citrus fruit) and other foods (glycolic acid from sugar cane), alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) have been popular for removing the dead cells on the surface of the skin (therefore smoothing and rejuvenating the skin).

Regular treatments can help with fine lines, brown marks and dry spots (solar keratosis).  They can also assist to minimize acne scarring and assist with the treatment of acne.

To achieve optimal results a minimum of 3 peels is recommended 1 to 2 weeks apart.

Jessner’s and TCA Peels

The dermis provides the skin with its properties of strength and elasticity from its fibres, collagen and elastin. Peeling involves the use of various chemicals to speed the sloughing process by dissolving the glue that holds these old skin cells onto the epidermis and in some cases may dissolve them also. This stimulates the body to produce new cells resulting in skin that is clear, translucent, smooth and often blemish free.

These peels are usually a once off treatment and can take up to 10 days for healing. They are very popular with movie stars, those with severe sun damage and those wanting obvious improvements.  The Jessner’s peel is especially effective in treating acne/breakouts due to its ability to dissolve excess dead skin cells and oil within the pore.

Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle Relaxers work by relaxing facial muscles that cause dynamic lines when you smile or frown. Wrinkle Relaxers gradually reduces current lines and reduces new lines forming.  Registered to treat crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines.  These treatments are quick, simple, non-surgical procedures with results lasting up to four months before gradually decreasing over time.

Facial Fillers

Facial Fillers are injectable dermal filler gels.  They are made from the same naturally occurring sugar (called hyaluronic acid) that provides the skin with structure and hydration.  Facial Fillers are placed below the skin’s surface to support and ‘fill up’ static facial wrinkles and folds.  Results are seen immediately and can last up to 12 months.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

A meticulous process of attaching one highly polished individual synthetic lash to one of your individual natural lashes ensures beautiful results without damage to your natural lashes.  I recommend a refill every 3-4 weeks to replace new growth and ensure luscious lashes all year round.

SPRAY TAN

Look hot all year round with Aussie Bombshell sunless spray tan.  This fast drying express formula won’t leave your skin feeling sticky and allows you to shower within 2-4 hours after application.  Several different strengths are available to suit all skin types.