Our facials begin with a detailed consultation and an in-depth skin analysis using SkinVision™ technology to identify skin conditions not visible to the naked eye. Your facial is specifically tailored to you, to include cleansing, exfoliation, steam and extraction where necessary, and a treatment specific massage, mask and intensive serum. Finally, skincare products are chosen for your individual needs to achieve the best results.
To maintain the ultimate in healthy radiant skin we recommend a facial once a month.
25 minute ESPA treatments
Personalised Express Facial
Your therapist will select the most suitable facial for your skin. Every ESPA personalised facial includes a consultation, SkinVision™ analysis, cleanse, exfoliation, personalised facial mask and finishes with an application of a booster serum to suit your skin.
Lift & Firm Eye Treatment
Perfect for those who are concerned with the first signs of ageing around the eyes.
An effective firming and hydrating treatment, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and relieve tension from eye-strain and computer headaches. Incorporating a cleanse, exfoliation, massage and application of our Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum.
Shoulder, Neck & Scalp Treatment
This massage focuses on the key areas of tension using an ESPA Body Oil chosen for your specific needs. Where needed, Hot Stones are also used to penetrate warmth and help ease aches and pains.
Relax with us for 60 minutes
This powerful and highly effective natural facial peel dramatically smooths, softens and evens skin tone.
A brush cleanse, followed by an intense Enzyme Peel containing botanical extracts and Pumpkin Enzymes deeply exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, followed by an application of soothing Rose Quartz Crystals to help cool and calm, revealing an ultra smooth, glowing complexion.
Skin Radiance Facial
This revitalising facial treatment helps refresh tired skin, giving a noticeably brighter and naturally radiant appearance.
A special application of ESPA Skin Radiance Moisturiser; rich in natural AHAs and BHAs from Hawaiian Algae and Meadowsweet, helps to smooth, reduce irregular pigmentation and brighten the skin to deliver instant results.
An intensive and regenerating facial for dehydrated skin leaving it supple and nourished.
Gentle cleansing and exfoliation help your skin absorb replenishing face treatment oils and masks to deeply moisturise and soothe your complexion. This rehydrating facial leaves your skin smooth and feeling rejuvenated.
A comforting facial for sensitive skins prone to redness and irritation, leaving your skin calmed and nourished.
De-sensitising natural plant extracts and calming aromatherapy oils such as Chamomile and Benzoin are used to gently cleanse, nourish and hydrate fragile skin. This soothing facial helps to reduce skin sensitivity leaving your skin calmed, nourished and comfortable.
Skin Purifying Facial
Ideal for oily, congested and problematic skin, or those suffering from hormonal imbalance.
This deep cleansing facial helps to regulate oil secretions and refine open pores. Essential Tea Tree and White Thyme oils, which are naturally de-congesting and anti-inflammatory, are used to soothe and calm your skin, encouraging a more balanced and clearer complexion.
Intensive and Age Defying
Results driven facials
A targeted and rejuvenating facial for maturing skin to address the most visible signs of ageing, specifically focusing on eyes, neck, lips and jaw line.
Incorporating special age-defying massage techniques and the technologically advanced LIFESTAGE product range, this luxurious facial will minimise wrinkles, immediately improve hydration levels whilst helping to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, large pores and redness. A mask will also be applied to firm and stimulate elasticity leaving your skin revitalised and radiant.
Lift & Firm Facial
An advanced facial using Super Active™ products to improve skin tonicity and firmness and enhance cellular regeneration.
This facial uses Tri-Active® ingredients combined with specialised facial massage lifting techniques to help combat the signs of ageing, stimulate collagen production and deliver intensive results; the benefits of which can be seen immediately.
Advanced Enzyme Facial
A powerful and highly effective facial to boost cell regeneration and give an instantly smooth, radiant complexion.
A deep brush cleanse is followed by an intense Enzyme Peel containing botanical extracts and Pumpkin Enzymes to deeply exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. After a soothing massage using Rose Quartz Crystals to help cool and calm, a Lifting and Soothing Mask is applied, containing concentrated Seaweed Extracts, Argan Oil and Menthol, to give your skin a more plumped and firmer appearance.
A luxurious and regenerating facial for maturing skin to help minimise lines and wrinkles around the eyes, lips and jawline to help combat the signs of ageing.
This treatment visibly improves the appearance of the skin by using special age-defying massage techniques and a selection of age-defying products to replenish and revitalise the skin, leaving your complexion toned, radiant and rejuvenated.
We offer a huge range of solution led ESPA body treatments and massages, each one designed and tailored specifically to ensure you experience the best physical and emotional therapeutic benefits depending on your needs.
ESPA body treatments – Express
25 minute ESPA body treatments or why not complement your treatment with one of the following:
Shoulder, Neck and Scalp Massage
This massage focuses on the key areas of tension using an ESPA Body Oil chosen for your specific needs. Where needed, Hot Stones are also used to penetrate warmth and help ease aches and pains.
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
This massage is tailored to address any areas of concern and uses the most appropriate massage techniques along with the ESPA Body Oil to suit your needs. Where needed, Hot Stones are also used to penetrate warmth and help ease aches and pains.
Salt & Oil Scrub
This exceptional skin softening body exfoliation combines sea salts with essential oils to leave your skin nourished, smooth and supple. Perfect as a stand-alone treatment, or in preparation for an ESPA massage. For a lighter application Exfoliating Body Polish is applied instead of Salt & Oil Scrub.
Invigorating Foot Treatment
This revitalising treatment for tired feet and heavy legs helps reduce puffiness and soothe aches and pains. Includes a refreshing exfoliation and a deeply therapeutic foot and lower leg massage.
ESPA Massage Treatments
Back Face & Scalp Treatment
Renowned as our ‘Hero’ treatment and loved by all; this ESPA experience delivers triple results by targeting key areas – the back, the face and the scalp, making it the ideal treatment for anyone.
Includes: Back exfoliation and hot stone back massage – personalised facial – scalp massage
ESPA aromatherapy massage is essential, professional and specific, using a blend of individually chosen oils. A personal consultation will ensure that you receive a unique treatment to suit your specific needs. Choose from the following:
Detoxifier. De-Stresser, Muscle Relaxer, Jet-Lag Reviver, Immune Booster, Energiser, Body Toner
Includes: Aromatherapy massage to back, legs, arms, abdomen, neck/shoulder massage
Hot Stone Massage
A therapeutic full body massage using aromatherapy oils and warm volcanic stones to relieve deep muscle tension. The warmth of the stones penetrates your muscles to soothe aches and pains; helping you to unwind and your body to feel rejuvenated.
Includes: Hot Stone Aromatherapy massage to back, legs, arms, abdomen, neck/shoulder massage
Deep Tissue Massage
A traditional full body massage using firm pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. This Espa body treatment is ideal as an introduction to massage; stimulating movements help soothe tired aching muscles to leave you relaxed and revived.
Includes: Deep Tissue massage to back, legs, arms, abdomen, neck/shoulder massage
Find out more about ESPA Body Treatments on the ESPA website.
The system’s multifunctional capabilities enable the operator to offer the most comprehensive range of non surgical treatment options, appealing to both male and female clients of all ages.
The microcurrent toning phase uses a combination of specific waveforms and ultra low frequencies that work in harmony with the body’s own bio-electrical field to provide an instant face firming effect.
The Ultimate touch screen display features 45 preset treatment programs and an automatic sequential treatment mode for softening lines and wrinkles, facial toning, hand rejuvenation, sun damage skin hydration , stretch marks and acne / blemish treatment.
A unique wrinkle comb applicator combining the synergy of LED red and blue Light Therapy stimulation and high frequency Microcurrent is used to instantly plump out and soften deep lines and wrinkles thereby providing a needle free alternative to collagen injections and other dermal fillers.
Read more about the CACI Ultimate system.
Micro-current stimulation delivers tiny electrical impulses that mirror the body’s own natural bio electrical field. In most cases, treatment is virtually sub- sensory, with just a slight electrical tingling sensation.
Originally developed for treating facial palsy Micro-current therapy is now also used widely in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound healing. As an aesthetic treatment micro-current stimulation has been shown to have a number of other cosmetic benefits:
• re-educates muscles,
• increases blood and lymph circulation ,
• enhances the penetration of the active ingredients of skin care formulations
• increases the production of collagen and elastin
• increases protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis and cell membrane transport
• increases mitochondria activity , adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
Microcurrent in aesthetics is commonly described as “facial toning or non surgical face lifting” due to the dramatic lifting effect that micro-current has on facial muscles and facial contours.
CACI Facial Toning
As we grow older our facial muscles naturally start to lose tone and elasticity.Genetics, lifestyle, weight fluctuation and environmental factors can all influence the rate and degree to which our muscles will lose their tone as we all know first impressions count and a sagging face can make you look tired, miserable and older than your years. Following over 20 years of research and development CACI International can now offer a non surgical solution to combat loss of muscle tone using CACI micro current facial toning therapy.
Microcurrent therapy was originally developed as a medical application to treat facial palsy and muscle tone was restored by applying tiny micro-current electrical impulses to the affected muscles.
Today this proven technology is now available in thousands of aesthetic clinics as a painless cosmetic treatment and is commonly referred to as “facial toning” or “the non surgical face lift”.
During each 1 hour treatment session all 32 facial muscles are gently manipulated and re-educated by a trained therapist using a series of precise movements. Soft cotton tipped wands are used on the face to transmit the micro-current energy to the facial muscles to restore tone and elasticity.
Results are visible after the very first treatment but a course of twelve treatments is generally recommended.
After a course of CACI facial toning treatments facial contours will look lifted and toned.
A monthly top up treatment is recommended to maintain results.
As we age, the automatic process of exfoliation and cell renewal slows down. Sometimes the body needs a little help.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure in which the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin ) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion.
The removal of the dead skin cells reveals the softer more youthful looking skin cells underneath.
The superficial abrasion of the skin also triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which triggers the production of new collagen and releases glycoaminoglycans in order to rehydrate and replenish the recently abraded area. This has a remarkable softening action on surface lines and wrinkles.
The procedure is not very painful and requires no anesthetic. Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars.
Microdermabrasion can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin and to improve acne but must be repeated periodically to be effective. Different microdermabrasion methods are used to the exfoliate the skin.
Leave the pot of wax and other people's germs behind
PHD Ultra Hygienic Waxing System
PHD Safewax is the original, tried and tested, best tube and applicator waxing system.
PHD, which stands for Professional, Hygienic and Disposable, uses Pre-Sealed applicator heads for each client which are disposed of after each waxing treatment.
It has a unique patented gate mechanisms in each applicator that prevents wax from re-entering the tube.
PHD Safewax is the only system that reduces the risk of cross-infection from one client to another – PHD is totally safe!
You wouldn’t want a stranger double-dipping your salsa so why risk your therapist double-dipping a spatula in their wax pot.
We are Brazilian and Hollywood specialists and always aim to give you the least painful waxing you have ever experienced.
IPL Permanent Hair Reduction
How does Optima IPL Hair removal work?
The Optima IPL Hair Removal targets actively growing hair (anagen). Intense pulsed light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the melanin (pigmentation) in the hair.
The Anagen Phase is the growth phase. During Anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin – the pigment that gives hair colour. Hair removal in this phase is most effective.
Catagen Phase is the regression phase when the lower part of the hair stops growing. It is difficult to treat hair in this phase.
Telogen is the rest phase. Hair falls out in preparation for the new hair. Treatment in this phase will have no effect.
Is IPL Hair Removal Permanent?
There is no such thing as completely hair removal. With all IPL and Laser systems you will achieve 95% hair reduction. Results will vary for each person. A customized treatment program is designed for each patient.
What areas can be treated?
All areas of the face and body can be treated. Sensitive areas such as bikinis and Brazilians, chest and back hair removal are now quick and relatively pain free.
How is the treatment performed?
The area to be treated is shaved clean. The hand piece is passed over the area. Permanent hair follicle destruction is only possible if enough heat (thermal) energy can be delivered to the hair bulb and for long enough (wide pulse width of the light flash). It also requires enough melanin concentrated in the hair bulb to allow it to absorb this heat energy.
This is the reason the area is pre-shaved – so that the heat is delivered only to the hair bulb and does not burn the skin.
Does it hurt?
Less than waxing. The effective integrated skin cooler ensures no pain and little discomfort – a great advantage when treating the more sensitive areas.
Is there any downtime?
No downtime with this treatment.
When do I see results?
You will see results with your first treatment. The 30% of hair in the growth stage that is treated at your first appointment will be destroyed, in the main, and not grow back at all.
How many treatments do I need?
4 – 6 treatments are likely, but during the consultation the skin and hair type will determine the final treatment plan.
How long does the treatment take?
The Optima IPL provides a very fast and comfortable result. The treatment area will determine how long a treatment will take.
How long do the results last?
This treatment works because the intense light which is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles is converted into heat. This heat loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for new hair growth. This affects the 30% of hair in the anagen or growing stage. Most of the hair destroyed will never grow back at all. If hair grows back it will be lighter and thinner.
Is it safe?
Very safe – the Optima IPL equipment in the hands of an experienced operator is very safe and the outcomes are very good. Hair depilation using Intense Pulsed Light is one of the safest techniques available.
Who can have this treatment?
All skin types and hair colours – with the exception of white and grey hair – can be treated, but the “lighter the skin colour” and the “darker the hair colour” (with more melanin), the more permanent hair follicle destruction is possible.
What is the Pre Treatment Care?
Shave or use a cream depilatory (do dot wax) the area to be treated.
What is the Post Treatment Care?
Immediately after the treatment cold surface cooling can be used. Sensible use of sun protection products is all that is needed as direct exposure to sunlight should be avoided for up to four weeks before and after treatment. Treated hair should be left in place for at least four days, after which they can be removed or allowed to fall out naturally.
Avoid cheap imitations!
A photo-waxing result can be obtained with any machine by heat simply burning the hair in the hair shaft. This is temporary, as the hair grows back if the hair follicle, situated in the base of the deeply lying hair bulb, is not fully destroyed. It is also important to note that multiple treatments with equipment that is not effective, (pulses which do not generate enough heat or maintain heat for long enough) will damage the hair sufficiently to remove the pigment but not stop the growth. The result will be thick hair, lighter in colour which will then be very difficult to treat. In these circumstances, less advanced equipment at lower prices is not always a bargain, as the hair will not be removed and treatment will have to begin again.
Sterex Blend Electrolysis
Do you need electrolysis?
Unwanted hair causes enormous distress, as anyone who has suffered with it will understand, and often brings with it a sense of isolation, low self worth and poor-self esteem. Unwanted hair can be genetic or inherited or one of the symptoms for disorders such as polycystic ovary system. There are also many medications and drugs that cause or stimulate unwanted hair growth as well as hormonal changes within the body such as during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. It is often in the case that electrolysists are privileged to witness a dramatic transformation in their clients, from a self conscious, deeply demoralised individual at the beginning of a course of treatments, to confident and happy individual once treatment is under way and making progress. Many women and indeed many men have benefited from this tried and trusted treatment.
How long does a typical treatment last?
In electrolysis there is really no ‘typical’ treatment as all clients are individuals and a treatment plan is created to suit the individual’s needs and requirements. Treatments can take anything from 10 minutes once a month to up to 2 hours once a week. Electrolysis treatment will initially take longer and be frequent eventually tailing off to shorter less frequent treatments as the hair becomes less dense, finer, lighter and less noticeable. Treatment can be performed in one area or in many different areas in any given treatment session. With the transgender community appointments can be in excess of 4 hours in any one session and are usually initially concentrated on facial hair growth.
How much does an electrolysis treatment cost?
Nationwide the cost of hair removal electrolysis varies depending on location, experience and client base. At Pure Indulgence the cost to the client of a hair removal electrolysis treatment is usually £1.00 per minute of treatment after a £10 initial consultation charge. ‘Offers’ are occasionally given for courses booked and paid for up front and for longer appointment times. The equipment and needles that each electrolysist uses may also play a part in the cost of the treatment as 24 carat gold needles are more expensive than stainless steel.
What happens after an electrolysis treatment?
An aftercare product will be applied to the treated area to cool and protect. You will be asked to buy a product to continue to use at home and you will be given advice on how to care for your skin e.g. no scratching or picking the area and no sunbathing or other heat treatments following a procedure. The most usual products offered are by electrolysis brand leader Sterex electrolysis that has a range of aftercare products specially formulated for their antiseptic and soothing properties which can be applied after electrolysis as well as waxing, IPL, or laser treatments or sunbeds/sunbathing including:
Aloe Vera Gel
A cool soothing gel with a refreshing lemon grass fragrance contains 95% liquid extract of Aloe Vera.
Is a course of treatment recommended for optimum results?
Definitely, as each hair requires more than one treatment because each individual hair has its own growing cycle and blood supply. Electrolysis works by weakening the hair and eventually destroying it. Courses of treatment are therefore imperative and results take a little time. A fine probe (resembling the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the hair follicle where a tiny burst of energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair becomes weaker and finer. After a course of treatments the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.
WHAT IS CND SHELLAC?
CND Shellac™ is the original and only power polish service, empowering you, the real woman with 14 days of superior, chip-free colour no matter what life brings you.
• The original “power polish,” CND Shellac combines the ease of polish with incomparable high-gloss shine and extended 14-day wear.
• ZERO dry time – means there’s no need to wait to grab your keys at the end of your service.
• No nail damage, because there are no drills or nail surface filing required.
• Easy on and easy off in just 10 minutes with safe, gentle CND Shellac Remover Wraps.
Improve your nails with an armour coat that says ‘see you in two weeks’.
Will CND Shellac last longer than 14 days?
Yes. However, you will notice a “line of demarcation” as your natural nail grows away from the cuticle. It is recommended that you book your re-Shellac appointments bi-weekly for the best results.
Does CND Shellac removal damage the natural nail?
No, not as long as the proper CND Shellac removal protocol is used – including CND Shellac Remover Wraps (or cotton & foil removal method), NO soaking in bowls of acetone and NO filing of the natural nail for application or removal. CND Shellac was developed and tested for years to perfect every aspect of the service, including removal.
Can CND Shellac be mixed with “gel polish” systems?
CND Shellac cannot be mixed or layered with other brand’s base coats, top coats or colours, doing so will compromise the quality of the service.
Are there any negative side effects of the frequency of removal with CND Shellac?
No, not as long as the system is used correctly. We highly recommend using SolarOil™ daily to keep nails conditioned.
Is CND Shellac hypo-allergenic?
Yes, a very low level of photo-initiators is used in CND Shellac. Photo-initiators can lead to sensitivity with some clients.
Can I remove my own CND Shellac?
No. To ensure the health of the natural nail, CND Shellac is a professional service and only trained Nail Professionals should apply and remove CND Shellac.
Can CND Shellac be used over my nail enhancements (acrylics or gel)?
Yes. CND Shellac adds long-lasting colour to any type of nail enhancement.
Will soaps or other personal grooming products effect the wearability of CND Shellac?
No. CND Shellac was developed and tested to withstand the rigors of daily wear.
How do I keep my nails moisturised and hydrated?
Use SolarOil daily to keep nails & cuticles moisturised.
How do I know is it the real CND SHELLAC?
When you have a revolutionary product like CND Shellac, there are sure to be “me-toos”… products that claim to be the same, and salons that are claiming to provide “Shellac” services, but are really using a lower quality gel product. It’s important for you, the consumer, to know how to spot the REAL CND Shellac. We were proud to be the first salon in Folkestone to use Shellac and are pleased to say that we always use only genuine CND SHELLAC products.
Here are the CND Shellac products to look for:
FLABéLOS Vibration Plates
The concept is based on Newton’s Law on gravitation. The plates on the FLABéLOS move up and down at different speeds. Your body naturally tries to stabilise you. These amplitude changes and changes in speed increase the impact on the muscles and create more involuntary muscle contractions.
The tilting movement alternating continuously results in muscle contractions and generates vibration impulses to your muscles. These impulses travel to the spinal cord along your nerves that control the muscles for balancing movement. Head shake is minimised during exercise as the movement is absorbed in the pelvis.
The FLABéLOS machine is a new training tool. Through research and cunning technology, vibration training has been proven to improve and benefit the body in many ways. The Soviets used WBV (Whole Body Vibration) training in the early 1970’s for their professional and Olympic athletes. However today, decades later not only is it available to you, it is even more advanced in technology, creating even more proven benefits.
The FLABéLOS machine sends out a fast sequence of vibrations specifically designed to trigger and stimulate muscle walls.
The FLABéLOS employs a ‘pivotal’ system that it oscillates as compared to the action of a see-saw. You will receive greater forces transmitted into your body with the feet / hands positioned further apart.
Shrinking Violet Inch Loss Wraps
Shrinking Violet body wrap works by lipolysis, a revolutionary method to remove unwanted fat. The fat is removed from the areas you want without effort or discomfort. The amount of fat reduction varies depending on your build, but many people may reduce by at least one whole dress size after the first treatment! Unwanted fat in difficult areas, such as the stomach, bottom, thighs, hips and upper arms, are a big problem! Lipolysis offers pain free slimming and breaks down inside the actual fat cells where triglycerides are changed to free fatty acid so that they can be excreted in tissue fluid, and further transported to the lymph vessels.
This clinically proven, specially formulated, wrap provides you with a system to shape the client’s body with immediate effect; this creates real inch–loss due to its specialist formulation which has, in its own making, raised the bar for the wrap industry
Independent Clinical Trials have proven, one treatment with Shrinking Violet can reduce body fat up to 2.5%
The active Ingredient has been used previously in fat jabs to reduce fat by injecting directly into fatty tissues
Our Independent Clinical Trials have shown a Shrinking Violet treatment helps reduce fat in those difficult areas such as thighs, bottom and hips etc
The treatment is non-invasive and pain free.
98% would recommend to a friend
How long does it take? When can I see results?
Shrinking Violet Body Wrap is a technique that is SO powerful that a 60 minute session can shrink waistlines by up to 2 inches! The amount of fat reduction varies depending on your build, but many people may reduce by a whole size after their first treatment! Immediate results can be seen! After 72 hours you will see the maximum effect!
Will the results last?
Shrinking Violet is an excellent “jump start” to a new and slimmer you! For the fat to come back, new cells have to form. That would only happen if a person continued to eat excess calories! Combine the Shrinking Violet Body Wrap with exercise and healthy eating for optimum results.
How often can I have a treatment?
Problem areas can be treated every 7 days.
How many sessions will I need?
It depends. For optimum results, a course of 6 wraps is recommended, however some clients will notice results after 1 wrap. Clients will then require maintenance treatments once or twice a year after the initial course.
Effects are usually seen after the first treatment, with ongoing improvements seen week after week during a course. Your SkinBase therapist will perform an initial consultation and recommend a course length to you. Usually, this will consist of 6 to 8 treatments, 7 to 10 days apart. Skin problems such as acne or acne scarring, or deeper forehead wrinkles may require up to 20 weeks to achieve full improvements. After a course is completed, a single monthly treatment will maintain your skin’s improvements.
What are the benefits of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ over other anti-ageing treatments?
- The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is non-invasive and painless with no recovery time.
- Treatments can be performed in as little as 30 minutes – even during a lunch break.
- There is virtually zero risk of allergic reaction and treatments can be tailor-made to all skin types and all skin tones.
- The treatment is affordable with immediate results and further results are achieved progressively during a course, with a treatment performed every 7-10 days.
- Unlike alternative treatments such as chemical peels or active creams, there is no risk of adverse reaction.
- There is no long-term damage to the skin associated with the facial.
- The vacuum action offers improved elasticity and muscle tone, and stimulates natural collagen production keeping your skin at its best without introducing chemicals or other active ingredients.
Are there any risks associated with The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™?
A correctly performed procedure by a fully trained SkinBase therapist will result in nothing more than the skin feeling tight, occasionally with a mild redness. It is important therefore to use a good moisturiser with an SPF. These effects will normally subside within 24 hours of the treatment.
Even extremely rare adverse reactions caused by improper use are only temporary. They include mild bruising or swelling that will subside within no more than 72 hours.
Sometimes the treatment can trigger a healing crisis in problematic skin, such as an acne breakout in acne sufferers or pimples for those with congested skin.
This is nothing to worry about and is in fact a sign that the treatment is taking affect – do not panic – this initial and temporary reaction will subside and great improvements will be seen over subsequent treatments.
Higher intensities can cause an uneven lightening effect in darker skin tones. Your SkinBase therapist will use a lower intensity treatment on these skin types.
Step 1: Client Consultation
The SkinBase Therapist will determine your individual needs and devise a treatment plan to achieve the results that you require. Treatments plans can vary from single ‘beauty boost’ treatments to courses of 6 to 20 treatments every 7 to 10 days.
Step 2: Cleanse
A gel cleanser will be used to ensure that your skin is clean and dry before the treatment commences. For male clients, ideally your face should be clean shaved the night before a treatment (this is not essential). Dry, shaven and clean skin means that the abrasive compound can penetrate the skin unobstructed.
Step 3: Treat and Target
A wand delivering a fine jet of abrasive crystals will be passed over the skin. Dead skin particles will be abraded away and a vacuum action will remove the debris. This dual action will both resurface the skin and stimulate the blood flow, encouraging the skin to rejuvenate itself and produce collagen and elastin. After passing across the skin area once, the therapist will then target problem areas like open pores, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and acne scarring.
Step 4: Moisturise with SPF
After the treatment a simple moisturiser with a neutral pH (pH 4.5 – pH 7) and without any essential oils, AHA’s, glycolics or retinol should be applied to replenish lost moisture and to prevent the skin becoming dry and peeling.
Sun damage can cause pigmentation and premature ageing of the skin. After a SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ it is essential to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure by applying a moisturiser with an SPF. This is especially true in the summer months and for clients that are having SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ to treat pigmentation. Failure to apply regular sun cream could cause the pigmentation to return.
Who is it for?
The beauty of the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is it really can help everyone to attain more beautiful, revitalised skin. Over 80% of the population will see a benefit from the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™.
The vacuum action during The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ works to stimulate the production of collagen, something we lose gradually as we age. This stimulation and skin’s renewal improves the condition of the skin’s surface – helping to target ageing skin, stretch marks, pigmentation, cellulite, dry and dehydrated skin and acne scarring.
For anti-ageing treatments, all skin types and tones from ages 28 and up will benefit the most from The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™. However, for problematic skin such as Acne Scarring all age groups can benefit. Under 16 year olds will need a parental co-sign however.
Diagnosing your Skin Type
Dry skin types
Dry skin is caused by underactive oil glands that do not produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally hydrated. It may have a dull appearance and feel dry and itchy. Dry skin must be hydrated regularly from the inside (drinking water) and outside with the likes of microdermabrasion treatments, hydrating creams and lotions. Removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin using The SkinBase Facial™ speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself, revealing new, fresh skin and a radiant glow.
Oily skin types
Oily skin is produced by glands that produce too much sebum, resulting in skin that appears shiny and has some large open pores. Oily skin types are prone to develop blackheads and acne. Oily skin benefits hugely from microdermabrasion. Light moisturisers should be applied afterwards.
Sensitive skin types
Sensitive skins can be dry, normal or oily and are characterised by their delicacy. Sensitive skin frequently reacts adversely to environmental conditions and often requires special treatment in order to remain in good condition. Due to the make up of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™, those with sensitive skin can be sure that any reddening of the skin will be temporary and will subside within 24-48 hours.
Normal skin types
Normal skin produces sebum at a moderate rate, resulting in a balanced state. Normal skin looks consistently plump, moist and vibrant. A great blessing but still requires no less attention. It benefits from regular microdermabrasion, cleansing, toning and moisturising.
Combination skin types
Combination skin is the most common skin type. Combination skin is frequently characterised by an oily ‘T’ zone area that covers the forehead, nose and chin. While the skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth is normal to dry. People with oily skin benefit from microdermabrasion as they can have different levels of intensity focused on different parts of their skin.
Mature skin types
Mature skin becomes dry as sebaceous glands become less active. Skin loses elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Skin appears thinner with broken capillaries, especially on the cheek area and around the nose. Blood circulation becomes poor, which interferes with the skin nutrition making skin appear sallow. Mature skin must be hydrated well through drinking water, using nourishing moisturisers and having regular microdermabrasion treatments.
The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is progressive rather than aggressive, so skin layers are gently removed over a course of treatments. With treatments ideally being carried out every 7 – 10 days, each treatment can be increased in intensity. This will make sure the microdermabrasion exfoliation reaches deeper layers of the skin and allows for acne scarring to be removed, pigmentation lifted and fine lines smoothed. Whoever you are,The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ will help you to attain smoother, youthful looking skin.*
*Please note that we regret that SkinBase Microdermabrasion cannot help clients with the vitiligo disorder.
Before and after pictures
What can it treat?
Our experienced experts have been performing SkinBase Microdermabrasion for more than 20 years, helping hundreds of clients feel fresher faced and radiant for longer. The SkinBase Facial™ targets a whole multitude of ‘skin sins’, from stretch marks, fine lines, acne scarring and dull, tired skin. Take a look at some of the lovely ladies in our video case studies below – we guarantee you’ll be amazed at the rejuvenating effects The SkinBase Facial™ has had both physically and mentally.
Acne & Acne Scarring
“Skin conditions such as acne and acne scarring affect thousands of people in the UK and Ireland. For those who have never suffered from the effects of acne scarring, the implications are hard to explain, but both have a dramatic effect on confidence and self esteem. The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ has quite remarkable results as an acne treatment, as Angela, a sufferer of acne, found out. After eight weeks, Angela’s skin appeared dramatically smoothed, revealing even, healthy looking skin – a pretty amazing acne cure.”
– Zoe Ball
Fine Lines & Forehead Wrinkles
“All of us are looking for an anti wrinkle treatment that actually works! As we get older, the ageing process starts to become more apparent on our skin. Laughter lines, fine lines and forehead wrinkles can make anyone look older than they feel. As Donna found out, The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is the perfect anti ageing wrinkle treatment, instantly tightened, lifting and smoothing her forehead wrinkles and ageing skin in just one session – by week 8, the anti wrinkle skin care treatments had revealed beautiful revitalised and younger looking skin with reduced fine lines.”
– Zoe Ball
Ageing Skin – An Anti Ageing Treatment
“All of us are looking for a successful anti ageing skin care treatment. We’re all getting older and it’s easy to have years when you neglect your ageing skin. Busy mum of two, Rachel was feeling as though her ageing skin was making her feel older than she should – young children and a hectic life with little time to take perfect an anti ageing skin care routine for her ageing skin left her looking in the mirror and realising fine lines were beginning to show. The 8-week SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ had a dramatic effect on Rachel’s ageing skin & feelings towards both how she looked and felt, as well as treating her *+9-caesarean scar – with hugely positive implications.”
– Zoe Ball
Dull & Tired Skin
“A reaction to hair dye left Kirsty with incredibly tired looking, dry skin, breakouts and eczema across her face and neck. As expected, the changes to her skin left Kirsty extremely self conscious about every aspect of her life, from applying a full face of make up when going to the gym, to generally becoming much less confident in her job as a nurse. The 8-week SkinBase Facial™ had amazing results for Kirsty’s tired and dull skin, her skin looks beautiful, soft and supple, even allowing her the confidence to go bare faced to exercise classes.”
– Zoe Ball
Uneven Skin Tone, Brown Spots & Blotchy Skin
“Many of us use make up as a way to cover up uneven skin tone, blochy skin and brown spots. Coming up to 50, Val was was suffering from skin spots and uneven, blotchy skin tone and really needed something to smooth lines and help to restore her to a beautiful even skin tone. The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ visibly altered Val’s blotchy skin, with family and friends commenting on how fresh and smooth the previously uneven skin looked after the full 8 treatments.”
– Zoe Ball
Stretch Mark Removal
“Many of us wish we could find a way to quickly get rid of stretch marks. Stretch marks can affect all of us. Giving birth, losing or gaining weight, or simply through natural stretching of the skin, many of us are left with unsightly, fine white lines which can effect our confidence when it comes to wearing the clothes we love. For Sam, it was the stretch marks on her upper arms that caused her the most stress, leaving her feeling self conscious about wearing strappy tops. The The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is the best stretch marks treatment, After an 8 week course Sam had dramatically removed her stretch marks and her confidence soared.”
– Zoe Ball
Pigmentation and Skin Blemishes
“The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™ is a proven skin pigmentation treatment. When Chris decided to undertake a course of The SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial™, she was looking to reduce the pigmentation on her face and neck whilst also hoping to smooth some fine lines on her face. After 8 weeks, the results of the SkinBase treatment for pigmentation was incredible – the face / neck pigmentation has almost completely disappeared and Chris’ skin is smooth, youthful and radiant – a really fabulous and uplifting story.”
– Zoe Ball
Don’t just take our word for it – check out the Skinbase Microdermabrasion website for more info.