Facials to try in 2023

Game-changing facials to improve your skin health

Looking good is important to Australian women, with the average woman spending $3,600 on beauty each year. Many women spend countless hours researching skincare regimes and part with their hard-earned dollars on skin creams, serums and facial treatments.

It’s a complex maze to navigate, especially when you consider everyone’s skin is different, so what works for your friend may not work for you.

At Artisan, we’ve seen a steep demand for in-clinic facial treatments that support a prescribed at home skincare routine. Our clients are seeing better results in less time by investing in treatments that incorporate advanced skin technology. Best of all, they leave with confidence knowing the skin advice they are receiving is right for them.

Read our skin experts guide to 2023 Game Changing facials

1. Treatment: PRP

Conditions: Dark circles and crepey skin,
What: PRP is a natural, cosmetic injectable treatment that uses your own platelet rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets that, when injected back into the skin, accelerates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation.
Great for: PRP is great for anyone who is concerned by any areas of skin that are starting to lose elasticity and volume, and is suitable for all skin types.
Areas: Skin around the eyes, face and cheeks. Hands. Décolletage and Neck
Pain: 2/5. Topical numbing cream, and happy gas is also available.
What happens: Numbing cream is applied to the area that will be treated, then our nurse will draw a small sample of blood. This is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then injected back into the treatment area, stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Results: You may experience some bruising in the following days, so best to plan ahead for any events.
Number of treatments: 3-4, six weeks apart
How much: From $395/$450 per visit

2. Treatment: ThermageFLX

Conditions: Loose skin and sagging skin,
What: Radio-frequency treatment to thicken skin and stimulate collagen, resulting in a smoother, firmer and a more youthful complexion.
Great for: ThermageFLX is ideal for building skin strength, by tightening and firming skin particularly around the neck and décolletage.
Areas: Upper face, lower face and neck, and body (great for mummy tummies)
What happens: You’ll feel a brief cooling sensation followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening, while the cooling sensation protects the surface of your skin. A gel is used to help the machine to work to its best.
Pain: 3/5. Our clinician will work with you throughout the treatment to ensure you remain comfortable.
Results: Immediately after you’ll look plump and radiant, with tighter, smoother skin visible after two to six months.
Number of treatments: One treatment can last up to 18 months
How much: From $2300

3. Treatment: Laser Genesis

Conditions: Uneven skin tone,
What: A laser that gently heats the upper layer of skin by distributing thousands of micro pulses to reduce skin redness, shrinks pores, smooth wrinkles and improves skin texture, tone and the appearance of scars.
Great for: Laser Genesis is idea before any event as it gently treats dull, tired looking skin, as well as pigmentation and redness.
Areas: Face, neck, décolletage, and body.
What happens: Your skin is gently warmed using the Laser Genesis Protective eyewear must be worn at all and your mouth must remain closed to avoid any damage from direct exposure to the laser.
Pain: 0/5. It’s very relaxing, and feels similar to warm rain droplets.
Results: Immediately after, some redness which is usually resolved within a few hours, then your skin will have a beautiful glow. Full results take between three and four weeks to appear, as the new cells reach the surface of the skin, and the body’s collagen production.
How much: From $350

4. Treatment: HydraFacial

Conditions: Dry skin, clogged pores, oily skin,
What:A patented cleanse, extraction and hydration treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin while resurfacing the skin for a clearer, healthier and more vibrant complexion.
Great for: Anytime you need an instantly gratifying glow in 30 minutes.
Areas: Face, neck, décolletage, hands and back.
What happens: Our clinician will glide the unique soft suction headpiece which removes dirt from your pores, deeply cleanses, and infuses your skin with rich antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, peptides and other essential nutrients.
Pain: 0/5 There is no discomfort!
Results: Immediately after, your skin will glow, thanks to improved hydration, minimized dark spots and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Number of treatments:Monthly maintenance
How much: From $205

5. Treatment: Clear+Brilliant

Conditions: Pigmentation, large pores,
What:It’s a gentle, yet effective skin-resurfacing treatment that’s ideal for most skin types. A gentle laser creates millions of microscopic thermal injuries to your skin, to trigger your skin’s natural healing process, which, in turn, boosts collagen and elastin production replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.
Great for: Often called the red-carpet facial, it’s ideal for anyone seeing early signs of ageing or just wanting to improve their overall skin health.
Areas: Face, neck, décolletage and hands.
What happens: Numbering cream is applied to the treatment area and then the Clear + Brilliant® laser hand piece glides across the surface of your skin, delivering a uniform application.
Pain: 1/5, with numbing cream. A cooling sheet mask is applied post treatment to minimise heat and redness.
Results: Immediately average, some redness which may last for 1-2 days, and 1-4 days of a “sandpaper” feeling or dryness of the skin. Softer, clearer skin will appear after two weeks and last for up to three months.
Number of treatments: 4-6 treatments, monthly.
How much: From $395

6. Treatment: Skin needling (micro needling)

Conditions: Uneven texture,
What:Also known as collagen-induction therapy, skin needling uses a device with thin, sharp needle tips to create punctures on the skin. This then triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.
Great for: Ideal for enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmentation or skin beginning to show the signs of ageing.
Areas: Face, neck, décolletage
What happens: Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area and then a device glided over skin to make small pin-point punctures to the outermost layers of your skin.
Pain: 1/5, with numbing cream. A cooling sheet mask is applied post treatment to minimise redness.
Results: Immediately afterwards, some redness which may last for 1-2 days, with full results between three and four weeks to appear, as your skin renews and collagen production improves.
How much: From $350

7. Fraxel Dual Laser

Conditions: Rough skin, pigmentation,
What: Fraxel is a non-ablative fractionated laser that penetrates the top layers of your skin via hundreds of thousands of microscopic columns to stimulate the production of new skin cells and collagen.
Great for: It is an incredibly effective treatment for wrinkles, acne scars, pigmented lesions, and for creating cleaner, healthier skin.
Areas: Face, neck, decollate and hands.
What happens: Our clinician will numb the skin, and then glide the handpiece over the treatment area.
Pain: 3/5 with numbing cream. Clients have described the treatment as a hot, prickling sensation that is slightly uncomfortable but tolerable.
Results: The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, which will involve heat, redness and swelling in the immediate days after. Similar to a sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen.
Number of treatments: One annual treatment.
How much: $995

8. Hollywood Lift (HIFU)

Conditions: Sagging skin,
What: Ultraformer’s Hollywood Lift is a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment that uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound technology to precisely target deeper layers of the skin to deliver immediate and long-lasting results.
Great for: improving unwanted sag and contouring around jawline area, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and lifting drooping eyelids and eyebrows.
Areas: Face, Neck, decolletage.
What happens: Our clinician will glide the device across your treatment area using a hand help applicator to apply the ultrasound. An ultrasound gel is used to help the machine to work to its best.
Pain: 1/5
Results: Most clients will see an immediate improvement which continues to tighten and lift over the upcoming 3 months as collagen rebuilds and replenishes and skin is rejuvenated form the inside out.
Number of treatments: Although one treatment gives immediate results, we recommend 3 treatments, 1 month apart, the optimal long-lasting effect.
How much: From $699

9. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Conditions: Pigmentation,
What: Non-invasive light waves cause damage to pigment cells, which then shed with the skin’s natural cell turnover to improve the colour and texture of your skin.
Great for: IPL is a go-to for those seeking a better, brighter, younger looking complexion! It targets sun damage and lessens the appearance of freckles, acne scaring, broken capillaries and rosacea.
Areas: Face, neck, Decolletage, hands
What happens: The IPL device is glided over your skin. emitting light into the skin and heating your superficial blood vessels and/or pigmentation. Protective eyewear must be worn to shield from the intense light.
Pain: 2/5 You may experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation with each pulse of light is delivered, however no numbing agent is required.
Results: Immediately after, you may have pink/red skin similar to a mild sunburn which should subside within a few hours. In the following days, you may have darker pigmentation and a speckled appearance which will disappear with natural skin turnover in 7-10 days. Best results are visible 1-3 weeks post treatment.
Number of treatments: 4-6 treatments, monthly
How much: From $450 for Face, Neck and Decollatage.

10. LED Light therapy

Conditions: Bruising, acne,
What: LED light therapy delivers pure light to the skin  to stimulate your naturally occurring regeneration and repair processes and improve the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Great for: LED light therapy improves healing, relieves pain, help to subside active acne and promote overall skin rejuvenation. It can be used as a standalone treatment to promote skin rejuvenation or combined with most other treatments to enhance and speed up recovery.
Areas: Popular areas include face, neck, décolletage and hands
What happens: The LED device will be positioned over your treatment area, and you can relax in our comfortable bed for 17 minutes.
Pain: 0/5. It’s our most relaxing treatment with many clients finding it similar to lying on a beach!
Results: Immediately after you will look and feel rejuvenated (it’s the perfect pre-event pick me up).
Number of treatments: Depends on the skin condition being treated. Many clients find a monthly treatment helps maintain skin in conjunction with other treatments.
How much: From $125 (or $89 add on)

Remember, there’s no one size fits all when it comes to determining the best facial for your skin type because we all have different skin types. Just because a hydrating facial worked for your best friend, it doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you!

Artisan Clinics offers complimentary skin consultations, and will work with you to tailor a treatment plant to achieve your skin goals.

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