Eyelash Extensions

With the festive season fast approaching, I was eager to try lash extensions again after giving them a half hearted go over ten years ago when they first came out.

I didn’t like them back then, they were too thin and put on too sparse for my liking. Plus I didn’t know how to look after them properly.

Now that I’m working back in retail, Im seeing more and more women with long , thick luscious lashes. I’d asked a few women about them and they all had good things to say. Most of all was how low maintenance they were and how quick it was to do your make up in the morning!

With this information I was quick to rush out and give them another go … I found this great girl who works from home. It took an hour and a half for a full set. The hardest part was laying still for that long… But the end result was magic! I wanted them very long and lots of them and the outcome had me ready for Christmas/New Year.

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I felt like I had no make up on and not having to do my eyes in the morning really cut my morning prep down by a generous 5 mins. Refills can be done every 3 weeks (depending on how well you look after them, you could go longer) The cost is similiar to getting a set of acrylic/gel nails…

They are perfect if you have a special occassion coming up or if you are going on holidays and want to wear minimal make up.

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Be warned though if you decide to let them grow out , you may experience some uneveness until they all fall out with your own natural lash.

DermCosmesis – Microdermabrasion

DermCosmesis is a relatively new salon, having only been opened for 3 years. Β They are located at 3 Shearwater Tce Ballajura.

I went in a few weeks ago to have one of my favourite treatments done. So excuse the no-make up pics included in this blog post!

Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest, safest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can have. It’s non chemical, non invasive procedure that removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal younger healthier skin.

Im no stranger to microdermabrasion, in fact it is one of my favourite treatments to have done. I was advised it is best to have these treatments every 4-6 weeks.

Although I’ve enjoyed Microdermabrasion in the past I had never had one with an infusion afterward. The Micro only took about 20 minutes, then it was time for my ‘infusion’ As I needed more hydration we chose a Vitamin C infusion. The cutest little mini ‘IV’ pouch was hung up and attached to a hose and metal roller and the next 10 minutes was bliss as this pure Vit C was rolled on to my freshly exfoliated skin. It was so relaxing and cooling, a nice way to finish off this anti aging process.

I am normally a heavy make up wearer, but I can honestly say that after this treatment, my skin felt so soft, bouncy and clear, I had no desire to put on any make up for the rest of the day!

Most skin types can benefit from having a Microdermabrasion treatment as it smoothes out the surface of the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin. Who doesn’t want smoother more youthful skin?

Make sure you book in for your free consultation today!

Or give them a call on 08 9208 6451 the staff are very friendly, professional and experienced.

I have included a link below to my videos after and during the experience.

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Sandra Levy Valensi – French Facialist

Normally, I haven’t been one to get facials on a regular basis nor have I really enjoyed them in the past….but I can honestly say after visiting Sandra today, her facial was like nothing I’ve experienced. I was lucky enough to be pampered for a full one and a half hours.

Firstly I was taken through an in depth discussion regarding my lifestyle, this gives Sandra a thorough understanding of who I am and what my skin needs.

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Then I got comfy and enjoyed my facial massage!! Through massage with oils, the muscles and tissues in my face were stimulated. My face became relaxed and so did my body. I’m quite sure I didn’t fall asleep during the treatment, but I was in such a deep state of relaxation that I know my body totally agreed with it.

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With repeated treatments, this manual massage is effective in reviving the skins elasticity and improving circulation therefore over time it can act as the perfect re-sculpting and anti-aging tool!

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Here is where it gets interesting…. Not only did my massage happen on the outside of the face but then I had what is called the LE BUCCAL MASSAGE this takes place inside the cheeks…. I know this sounds strange (and yes she wears gloves) but it was fantastic! It relieves tension and increases blood flow and collagen production. Yes please!

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Then my masque was placed on and while it was drying, I received a head massage, to be honest one and a half hours wasn’t long enough, I could’ve stayed there all day! πŸ˜‰

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Sandra’s experience runs deep with her being trained by Joelle Ciocco (French Skincare Guru) in Paris. Through Joelle she was trained in the Epidermologue method. Now Sandra has lived in Australia for 9 years and just a few months ago has opened up her Studio where she would like to share this method with her patients and help them to discover their own individual path of healing.

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Sandra Levi Valensi

 

Skin Needling DermCosmesis

Skin needling is something i always wanted to try, I know a few people who swear by it. So when the offer became available I jumped at the chance to try it.

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This procedure was relatively pain free πŸ’ƒ
My skin was relaxed first using a numbing cream leaving me relaxed enough to not feel a thing !

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The derma pen was glided over my face following a cross pattern so as not to miss any section

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I was told after the procedure
My skin will start to naturally regenerate and repair itself prompting it to respond and create new collagen and elastin fibres. This is meant to result in plumper, smoother and younger looking skin.

Post skin needling DermCosmesis

The appearance of fine lines will lessen.
Results can be seen up to 6 weeks post treatment and they usually recommend a treatment every 4 weeks for best results

The day after the procedure my skin felt a little dry and gritty just under the surface. I was allowed to put moisturiser on but nothing with active ingredients in it and definitely no serums. I was also not allowed to apply make up for up to 48 hours after the treatment.

The second day after the treatment my skin felt even a little drier under the surface than it did on the first day, then after I put moisturiser on it felt slightly more comfortable. There was no redness and no heat, my skin felt totally fine then on the third day I began to notice just a slight bit of shedding on the top of my skin but not very much at all, then by the fourth day everything was completely back to normal and I’ve since felt a beautiful glow and fresh skin up to 7 days after my treatment

I can definitely say that if you had this done every 4 to 6 weeks your skin would be so rejuvenated and take on a completely fresh and vibrant appearance

 

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Chemical Peel DermCosmesis

About a month ago I had my first ever chemical peel.

I had never had one before and was a little worried about having harsh chemicals on my face.

When I went in to DermCosmesis, I was taken through a consultation and told that there were many different strengths of peel I could have done , being my first time and not knowing what to expect , I opted for the gentlest one.

My skin was cleansed and prepared for the peel. As the peel was applied to my skin after a few minutes I could feel a slight tingle starting to take effect. All in all the procedure was quite quick and painless and as soon as the peel was cleansed off my face , the tingle stopped and my face felt refreshed and my skin felt revived. SPF was then applied to my face to protect it from the sun.

When I was driving home I couldnt help but to keep touching my face, it felt so soft and smooth. My skin is quite resilient so I didnt find I had much redness at all nor did I have any peeling in the days to follow. The next day I put my make up on as per normal and found my skin looked better than ever!!

My main concern with my skin was fine lines that have crept up on me in recent years. I found that after my treatment I had an improved even colour in my complexion, my skin was DEFINATELY a lot smoother and softer , it was clear it had a new glow about it , and I was told that it would stimulate collagen renewal which would soften the appearance of fine lines. Win Win!!

This is definitely something I would now consider having done on a regular basis.

For your free Consultation with DermCosmesis contact them here !