FAQS

What is Dermal Therapy?

Dermal Therapy is the treatment and management of skin health and skin conditions. Dermal Therapy procedures are non-surgical treatments that assist with anti-aging, acute and chronic skin diseases. Dermal procedures include a range of laser and light based treatments, resurfacing procedures and lymphatic procedures. Benefiting the general  health, well-being and maintenance of your skin.

What are Dermal Clinicians? Dermal Clinicians are formally trained in the area of Dermal Therapy and specialise in skin treatment and management procedures.. Dermal Clinicians use their extensive training in skin biology, physiology and knowledge to evaluate your skin condition and develop personalised skin care plans and solutions.

Can I go out in the sun after treatment?

Sun exposure must be avoided after skin treatments. Some of the treatments can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and more vulnerable. We recommend always reducing and minimising UV exposure to all areas of our clients skin as it the number one cause of skin damaging and ageing. Can I exfoliate or use products on the area after treatment? Direct exfoliation on to treated areas should be avoided for a period of time after a skin treatment until advised by your dermal clinician. Commonly this is 5-10 days depending or the treatment.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Preparation of your skin prior to treatment will be advised to you by our dermal clinicians. The use of your cosmeceuticals and LED light therapy. Topical skincare such as Vitamin A based items are usually discontinued 3 days prior to reduce sensitivity.  

LED TREATMENT

What is the LED Lounge?

The LED Lounge is St. Skin’s treatment haven where we provide a bespoke menu of clinical and science based  skin treatments. Each private pod is fitted out with recliner armchairs and an LED ‘Healite II’ machine which utilise specific wavelengths of LED light to rejuvenate your skin in sessions ranging from 9 – 20 minutes

What is LED light therapy?

Light Emitting Diode (LED ) was originally developed by NASA for plant growth experiments in space and has been used safely in aesthetics for over 15 years. With LED therapy, light is absorbed through the layers of skin and into the skin cells. This light is then converted into energy, which stimulates the cell to replicate healthy skin cells.

What are the benefits of LED therapy?

LED treatments not only have immediate results but more importantly improve the condition and appearance of your skin long term. Light therapy oxygenates the skin cells, it also increases blood flow and circulation reducing inflammation and the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles. Following a course of LED treatments clinical changes include the improvement in collagen, elastin and  cellular function – all of which are great for treating  conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.

How does LED therapy work?

Just like plants, our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy. LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way that plants absorb light energy from the sun. LED emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energise cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate.  

Is it safe?

LED is a non-invasive and natural treatment with multiple  medical studies showing no adverse side effects. It has been used safely and effectively for aesthetic applications for over 15 years and is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused. While LED is safe for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding we suggest consulting your doctor first.  

Who is it suitable for?

LED is suitable for all skins types, colours and conditions; and provides a non-invasive treatment option. It complements the skin’s own natural ability to rejuvenate, boost collagen synthesis and stimulate wound healing; helping with overall skin health.  

Is LED similar to Laser treatment?

Not to be confused with laser, LED has a unique ability to produce the same specific light frequencies as lasers without damaging skin tissue. LED does not involve any heating of the skin. It improves the health of the skin by stimulating the skin cells metabolism without causing injury and requires no down time.  

What should I expect during my first LED Lounge experience?

The sensation is akin to lying in the sun without the damaging effects during which a warm, pleasant feeling can be felt over the entire face. While you're there you can mediate, unwind even take a power nap - the whole process is very relaxing. You will walk out feeling warm, fresh and rejuvenated. LED is also proven to stimulate serotonin levels.  

What results can I expect?

On your first session your skin will feel rejuvenated from increased oxygen and blood flow to the skin. After the first 2 weeks skin will appear smoother, brighter and more plump. After four weeks skin tone will be more even, tighter and firmer with a healthy improvement in tone, clarity and texture. The complexion is plumped up with new collagen (which pushes the folds of the wrinkles out) and new elastin (which helps to tighten the skin and give it more elasticity).  

How many sessions will I need?

LED Lounge sessions are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event. A session can take between 9 - 20 minutes.  

How long do the effects last?

LED therapy will stimulate the skin’s natural cellular processes which help to rejuvenate and repair damaged skin. After a course of treatments this result continues to improve up to 4-6 months after a light treatment.  

Will it make me breakout?

LED will not contribute to breakouts. It will actually help with the healing of breakouts by speeding up recovery time, assisting with inflammation and increasing lymphatic flow to help with toxic build up.  

Can I apply make-up straight after?

You can apply make-up right after an LED treatment. We provide aftercare including SPF moisturising, but if you prefer more coverage we recommend using natural mineral makeup where possible.  

Will it help with pigmentation?

LED can help with the underline inflammation of pigmentation, boosting the health of the skin and helping to minimise the appearance of pigment.  

Is it ok for sensitive skin?

LED is perfectly safe for sensitive or compromised skin. It is a non-invasive fantastic treatment to aid skin that is experiencing anything from mild sensitivity, eczema or psoriasis by helping increase the skin’s natural wound healing process.  

IPL & LASER HAIR REMOVAL What is IPL & Laser Hair Removal and how does it work?

Both these techniques work on a principle of selective photothermolysis. The process involves the conversion of light to heat within the skins tissues to create micro thermal injuries to hair follicles resulting in the reduction of hair growth.

What does it feel like?

The sensation is best described as a gentle warming and quick hot flicks. The feeling only lasts for a fraction of a second and you may experience a warm/tingling feeling or mild sunburn sensation afterwards.

Are there side effects?

The risk of side effects is greatly reduces by our thorough consultation process and patch testing to ascertain the accurate treatments setting for each of our clients.  All side effects are covered in this initial consultation.

What areas of the body can treated?

We can treat most areas on the body, excluding around the eyes, ears and nose.

Will the hair be permanently removed?

The hair is permanently reduced to hairs present in the active stages of growth. New hairs may present overtime and maintenance may be required.

How many treatments will I need to see results?

It varies from client to client. Commonly between 4-12 treatments with a course.  

LASER & IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

What is Laser & IPL Skin Rejuvenation and how does it work?

Skin rejuvenation works by creating small thermal injuries to skin to promote new tissues regeneration.

What conditions does it treat?

  • Pigmentation
  • Melasma un-damage
  • Vascularity’s, vessels and redness
  • Rosacea   
  • Anti ageing     
  • Acne     

Scarring What does it feel like?

The sensation is best described as a gentle warming and quick hot flicks. The feeling only lasts for a fraction of a second and you may experience a warm/tingling feeling afterwards.

Are there side effects?

The risk of side effects is greatly reduces by our thorough consultation process and patch testing to ascertain the accurate treatments setting for each of our clients.  All side effects are covered in this initial consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

Commonly between 2-10 treatments in a course.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Almost all areas of the body can be treated. Most common areas for treatment are:

  • Face
  • Neck Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Shoulders  

RESURFACING LASER

What is a resurfacing laser and how does it work?

Skin resurfacing works by creating small controlled injuries to skin to promote new tissues regeneration.

What conditions does it treat?

It is primarily used to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture, tighten skin, reverse sun damage, correct some pigmentation problems and help reduce scarring. The treatment is designed to resurface the skin, which helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and other scars, striae, rosacea, dyschromia, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation for all skin types.

What does it feel like?

The sensation can vary from a slight warm flick to a stronger hot stinging. It may reside from a few minutes to 72hrs hours commonly.

Are there side effects?

The risk of side effects is greatly reduces by our thorough consultation process and  often patch testing is used to ascertain the accurate treatments setting for each of our clients.  All side effects are covered in this initial consultation.

How many treatments will I need?

Commonly between 1-6 treatments in a course.

What areas can be treated?

Popular areas for resurfacing laser treatment are;

  • Face    
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Shoulders  

MICRODERMABRASION & HYDRABRASION

What conditions does it treat?

Acne, Pigmentation, Healthy / general skin rejuvenation, Safe for almost all skin types.

What does it feel like?

Microdermabrasion has a mild scratching, rough suction sensation.

Are there side effects?

This is a very safe form of treatment as there is no risk for getting crystals in the eyes. No downtime is needed and you can return to their daily activities. It is painless and virtually side effect free. The technology is very gentle treatment, that doesn’t create any discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of treatments is usually recommended to see the best results. To achieve optimal results, 6 to 8 treatment might be needed. These will be scheduled about 2-4 weeks apart.

What areas can be treated?

Many parts of the body are suitable for Microdermabrasion and Hydrabrasion skin treatments. Popular areas are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Back  

DERMELAN AND COSMELAN

What is Dermelan and Cosmelan and how does it work?

These are specialised facial treatments designed to specifically to treat and target pigmentation. A cocktail of unique ingredients is applied in a mask formula to directly improved pigmentation.

What conditions does it treat?

Most commonly Cosmelan is used to treat Melasma and Cholasma. But is may used on many parts of the body where Hyperpigmentation may have occurred such as in scars or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What does it feel like?

The treatment feels quite relaxing the skin is prepped often an LED is performed in conjunction. The mask can feel cool and tingly.

Are there side effects?

This is a very safe form of treatment as there is no risk for getting crystals in the eyes. No downtime is needed and you can return to their daily activities. It is painless and virtually side effect free. The technology is very gentle treatment, that doesn’t create any discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?

Cosmelan is designed as a stand-alone treatment that is planned in to an anti-pigmentation dermal care plan. Often other peels, enzyme therapy and LED are designed into this plan.

What areas can be treated?

Popular areas are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Back