Posted on 13 May, 2019
The six stages to the facial itself, we start off with, obviously, you have a cleanse and de-oil before we do anything because as with any facial you need to really makes sure the skin is scrupulously clean before you start applying any products. It just always means that the product gets better contact and I would say the same for you at home. Cleansing, people think, is not that important but actually, getting your skin really, really clean just means that whatever you are applying next is going to get a really good contact. The product will not have to work through a layer of oil or a layer of debris or whatever. A really good cleanse, a degrease and then start applying your products.
So next up, we use a resurfacing solution and that is basically a solution which is really, really mildly acidic. It is too mild in its acidity to be categorized as a peel solution, but what it will do is start to loosen up your dead, dry skin cells on the surface. This creates a slight tingling in the skin. We leave that on for a few minutes, take it off with some damp gauze, move onto the next step.
The next step is dermaplaning. This is where we start to scrape away the dead skin cells and soft vellus hair or 'peach fuzz' ton the facel. Dermaplaning had lots of exposure on social media, so you might have seen some videos of it. It is actually a really comfortable treatment. Most people find it quite relaxing. It is not painful in any way. Here we are just finishing off the job of that resurfacing solution. We have loosened up the skin cells and now, we are lifting them off.
The WOW fusion device is basically a little jar filled that with a blend of skin cocktails bespoke to your needs. The lid of the jar contains 20 gold-plated titanium needles which are super fine. They have a spiral groove down the middle of each of these needles. The idea is that the solution in in the device is gently pressed into the skin via the spiral grooves in the hair like needles.
The Wow fusion device is a blend of micro-needling and Mesotherapy. Micro-needling is a process where we stimulate collagen and elastin production by pricking the skin with lots of little needles. The micro-needling aspect is provided by the gold-plated titanium needles in the head. Mesotherapy is the delivery of a skincare solution to the skin under the top layers of the skin, this is our skin cocktail delivered via the needles.
The Wow fusion device is comfortable. Many people will associate micro-needling with pain and discomfort, but the idea is that these are superfine needles.
Next up you have 20 minutes phototherapy LED. This works by stimulating your fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin by way of providing a source of energy.
Penultimatley, you get the amazing effects of the WOW mask and that gives that real 'wow', ready to go factor. The WOW mask is a hyaluronic acid mask. It actually can be used as a standalone treatment at home.
Then, by the time that is all done, any redness that you have developed through using the little fusion device, will have dampened right back down again. We complete your treatment with some protection. Depending on whether it is day or night, maybe a little tinted CC cream or we might go for a plain SPF or just a little bit of serum, something to send you on your way.