Medical Facials & Peels
Get results for your skin! Enzymes Peels, Microdermabrasion, Glycolic peels and Advanced Acne treatments
We offer a wide ranges of facials and peels to suit a variety of skin problems and will consult with you to find the best option. Our dermal clinicians are qualified to perform microdermabrasion (skin exfoliation), Advanced peels (to treat sun damage, pigmentation, and loss of elasticity), and acne treatments (for active acne and acne scars).
Diamond is the only clinic in Taupo that stocks Ocosmedics. This range is Australian made and owned, vegan friendly and in our eyes just amazing. But we don’t want you to just take our work for it we want to show you all just what incredible results can be achieved with O Cosmedics.
Now let me just walk you through what our facials entail. You will be introduced to the world of O in one of our NZ Native Forest rooms with an array of cleansers, exfoliators and serums all tailored to your individual skin type and concern but then we really wake up the skin with a an enzyme peel and soothe with a alginate mask. Using medical strength actives and less than an hour a Pro Dermal Plan Peel works skin deep to return skin to its normal function and increase cell optimisation. We pair your customised peel with a deep cleanse, exfoliation and beautiful Alginate Rubber Mask and you’re on your way to serious skin results.
You may not believe that real results can be achieved in an hour but believe me they can.
We have peels and masks to suit all skins and all concerns. Facials are workouts for the skin and these in-clinic treatments are your secret weapon to a skin fitness programme that will help you achieve your skin goals!
It is a fantastic pick me up facial if you are getting ready for the cup or if you are ready for a serious skin journey this is step one!
Come and see for yourself just how effective O Cosmedics can be. Transform your skin.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an effective, non-surgical way to improve the appearance of acne scars, fine wrinkles and sunspots by exfoliating the top layers of the skin. Aluminum oxide micro crystals are used to gently sandblast your skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. Micro dermabrasion also stimulates collagen production, helping your skin rejuvenate faster than normal.
If the goal is to get rid of superficial acne scars, blotchy skin, large pores, age or sun spots, fine wrinkles or uneven skin tone and texture, you are a perfect candidate for microdermabrasion. Almost all skin types and colours can be treated with microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion can be combined with any of our medical peels to increase the depth of exfoliation resulting in faster, more noticeable results. At the time of your Microderm appointment, your Skin Clinician will do a skin diagnosis and can discuss if this combination is appropriate for you.
Does Microdermabrasion hurt?
No, the treatment does not hurt, most people find it quite relaxing. Certain areas of the skin, sometimes the cheeks or around the eyes may feel a slight bit uncomfortable but the treatment is in no way painful.
What to expect?
Repeated treatments yield outstanding results, but a one off treatment is great as a pick-me-up or as a kick start to a new homecare regime.
You can expect the following changes to your skin:
Clearer polished skin
Improvement in blocked pores and acne
Refinement of pores
Softening of fine wrinkles and scars
Reduction in pigmented blotches & marks on your skin
What are the Benefits?
Microdermabrasion buffs the skin of fine lines and discolouration while refining texture and hue. Repeated treatments yield excellent results for scar revision (whether from acne, chicken pox, or even surgery scars) as well as deep discolouration and melasma. Your skin is rejuvenated with an overall fresh, healthy-looking glow.
Results are immediate after the first treatment
Little or no discomfort
Effective on all skin colours and types
There is no inconvenience
Treatments are affordable
Treatments average about 30 minutes
What results can I expect?
How many treatments do I need?
As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. We recommend a minimum of four treatments, at 2 to 3 week intervals for best results. However, many people continue treatments when they see continuous improvement in their skin’s appearance.
OBSERV SKIN SCANNER
What is Observ and how can it help?
The Observ is a skin diagnostic imaging device which shows your total skin
condition including those underlying “invisible” layers, skin structures and patterns.
The patented technology behind this device is based on the illumination and
fluorescence of different kind of lights on your skin. Within just 30 minutes, you’ll
have your very own personal skin analysis report, which help you to begin your
new skin health plan!
5 benefits of an Observ skin diagnosis
1. Observ offers a discreet and personal
skin analysis report
2. 100% safe and painless analysis
of your skin
3. You get a complete personal analysis
of your current skin conditions
4. You can keep track of your skin’s
process with your skin therapist
5. You have the ability to respond to
your real skin needs and prevent
future imperfections by using the
right products and treatments
Ever wondered what’s actually going on under the surface of your skin, or what your ageing process will look like? What will your skin will become at 30? At 40? And beyond? We can show you with our in-depth skin analysis using the latest OBSERV® 520 skin diagnostic device – which we recommend before you have any treatment.
We can literally show you what lurks beneath the outer layer of your skin – freckles, pigmentation, age spots – which will eventually make their way to the surface as your skin cells turn over (once every 30 days to be precise). Confronting? Can be. Empowering? Definitely!
OBSERV® 520 will help direct the course of action you want to take, and also give you some compelling before and after photos for the scrapbook!
LED Skin Therapy FAQ’s
How long until I see results?
Skin texture and tone improve from the first treatment. Pigmentation fades over the course of 3 or more treatments. Skin begins to plump and feel more moist within three weeks. For collagen production and anti-aging you will see results in 6 – 10 weeks (depending on your skin’s original condition). However, some individuals experience results more quickly. Rosacea skin will calm after about 6 to 8 treatments.
Pain and wounds heal faster and better with each treatment (treatments are recommended twice a day every day for pain management). Usually pain and inflammation cease after just one to three days use.
How many treatments should I have each week?
For rejuvenation and repair we use the unit only 9-17 minutes per treatment. Once desired effect is achieved, we adjust this use of the unit to two to three times weekly for maintenance. For pain management or reducing inflammation, we use the unit 17 minutes x 2 per day per area.
Is LED Red Light Therapy safe around my eyes?
LED’s are very bright and therefore we ask that you keep the eyes CLOSED during treatment on the face to protect the eyes from damage.
Is there any area I should not have Light Therapy on?
If you have thyroid challenges we simply cover the thyroid area for caution’s sake with piece of gauze when treating the neck. The thyroid is located under the “u” notch in the center of the collarbone. The thyroid is deep enough below the skin surface that it is not affected by light, but we will take precautions regardless for client with thyroid concerns.
Does Light Therapy help fade age spots?
Yes, over time, red LED Red Light Therapy can help fade age spots! For even faster results exfoliate your skin twice weekly. If you have rosacea don’t use scrubs. Instead use a glycolic cleanser or salicylic acid based cleanser to gently exfoliate skin. Be sure to apply daily sunscreen to help prevent further age spots and wrinkles.
Ginger & Me Mindfulness Facials
The Ginger & Me Mindfulness Facial is one hour of relaxation that not only corrects your skin but also takes you through a meditation of your own.
This treatment gives you the power to choose your TUDE.
Your Attitude – The way you do life
Your Altitude – What you get out of life
Your Gratitude – How you acknowledge life’s blessings
Your Beautytude – The way you show up to life
In a world-first, GINGER&ME In-Clinic treatments are designed to treat the skin and mind simultaneously in the knowledge that beauty comes from more than just a healthy skin but also a healthy mind. In this crazy, busy world, skin is subjected to more than just physical skin stressors. New age stressors including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, time poor, use of mobile phones and lack of sleep are all triggers for inflammatory responses leading not just to problematic skin but to poor skin health too.
With this in mind, the in-clinic only GINGER&ME Neurocosmedics Mindfulness Sessions were created to support healthy skin and empower a healthy mind. A skin treatment combined with a guided POWER-TUDE Mindfulness Session where guests can put on their GINGER&ME Headsets, forget the noise of the outside world and focus on a mindfulness journey that will calm, refresh and ultimately inspire them to ‘choose their TUDE’ and never forget “they are worth it”.
Book a facial today or call us and we can help you choose