Updated: Facials to try in 2024

Top facials to try in 2024

Game-changing facials to improve your skin health

Looking good is important to Australian women, with the average Australian spending $5,172 on beauty each year, even with rises in the cost of living. 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. 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 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 top facials to try in 2024.

 

1. Fraxel Dual Laser

Conditions: rough, dull skin · sun damage · pigmentation · ageing skin

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, pigmentation, and for creating cleaner, healthier skin.

Areas: face · neck · decolletage · hands

What happens: our clinician will numb the skin, and then glide the handpiece over the treatment area.

Pain: 4/5 with numbing cream. Clients have described the treatment as a hot, prickling sensation that is slightly uncomfortable but tolerable. While acknowledging its substantial nature, we assure you that we provide a spectrum of measures to enhance your comfort, including the application of potent numbing cream.

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 sunburn, your skin will flake and exfoliate normally, revealing fresher, glowing and smoother looking and feeling skin. The next three to six months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen.

Number of treatments: treatment course may vary depending on indication. One annual treatment for maintenance.

How much: $1,150

 

2. Bio-Remodelling Filler

Conditions: skin laxity · crepey skin · fine lines · wrinkles

What: Bio-remodelling filler is a non-volumising cosmetic injection that hydrates and smooths the skin, resulting in improved skin quality and a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Great for: suitable for anyone who has skin laxity, crepey skin or fine lines and wrinkles.

Areas: face · neck · decolletage

What happens: the procedure involves the prescribed product being injected just under the skin using very fine needles in pre-determined points. On the face, only five injection points are necessary on each side of the face to give maximum results, so it is a relatively quick treatment.

Pain: 1/5. It is relatively painless and there is usually no need for topical pain relief creams prior to treatment.

Results: this treatment kickstarts the production of elastin, re-modelling the skin tissue and giving it a plumper and tighter look radiating a natural glow within three to four weeks.

Number of treatments: two treatments, one month apart, are recommended. Maintenance sessions can be performed twice a year for optimal results.

How much: from $850

 

3. Hollywood Lift (Ultraformer)

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

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 three 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 three treatments, one month apart, the optimal long-lasting effect.

How much: from $599

 

4. Thermage FLX

Conditions: loose skin · sagging skin

What: Thermage FLX is a radio-frequency treatment to thicken skin and stimulate collagen, resulting in a smoother, firmer and a more youthful complexion.

Great for: building skin strength, by tightening and firming skin particularly around the neck and décolletage.

Areas: upper face · lower face · neck · body

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 $2,300

 

5. Peel + LED

Conditions: dry or dehydrated skin · inflammation · hyperpigmentation · sun damage

What: Our Peel + LED treatments target your skin concerns with a choice of three, AHA peels designed to deeply hydrate your skin, restore resilience and reveal radiant luminosity. LED completes this experience by delivering pure light, stimulating your natural regenerative process and promoting skin rejuvenation.

Areas: face · neck · decolletage

What happens: after cleansing your skin, your clinician will identify the right peel for you skin type and goals. During application you may feel a brief tingling or prickling sensation which subsides very quickly. After removing the peel, your skin will be treated to the healing benefits of LED light therapy. The treatment will be complete with finishing skincare steps to comfort and protect the skin.

Pain: 1/5

Results: a refreshing glow! You may experience some temporary skin redness/pinkness which is usually resolved within an hour. The following day, tightness and possible flaking is normal due to skin cell turnover.

Works well with: Laser Genesis

How much: from $199

 

6. Laser Genesis

Conditions: uneven skin tone · redness · enlarged pores

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: ideal before any event as it gently treats dull, tired looking skin, as well as pigmentation and redness.

Areas: face · neck · decolletage · body

What happens: during the treatment, your skin is gently warmed as the laser distributes energy its micro pulses. Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn at all times.

Pain: 1/5. This is a gentle laser, and clients often describe is as a sensation of warm rain droplets.

Results: immediately after you will experience 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 fresh cells reach the surface of the skin and the body produces new collagen.

Works well with: HydraFacial · Peel + LED

How much: from $350

 

7. Clear + Brilliant

Conditions: pigmentation · large pores

What: 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. This replaces 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 · decolletage · 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: 2/5 with numbing cream. A cooling sheet mask is applied post treatment to minimise heat and redness.

Results: immediately after you may experience some redness which may last for one to two days, and one to four 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: four to six treatments, spaced four weeks apart.

Works well with: IPL

How much: from $395

 

8. 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 · 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: your skin will glow immediately after your treatment thanks to improved hydration. You will also find minimized dark spots and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Number of treatments: monthly maintenance

Works well with: Laser Genesis · Mask · LED

How much: from $225

 

9. Skin Needling + PRP

Conditions: uneven texture · dark circles · crepey skin

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.

PRP takes this a step further as 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: ideal for enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmentation, skin beginning to show the signs of ageing, or anyone concerned by loss of elasticity and volume.

Areas: skin around the eyes · cheeks · face · neck · décolletage · hands

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. For PRP, 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.

Pain: 3/5, with numbing cream. A cooling sheet mask is applied post treatment to minimise redness. For PRP, nitrous oxide (often referred to as happy gas) is also available.

Results: Results will be noticeable immediately afterwards with some potential redness lasting for one to two days. Full results appear between three and four weeks as your skin renews and collagen production improves. PRP clients may experience some bruising in the following days, so best to plan for any events.

Number of treatments: three to four treatments, six weeks apart

How much: from $295 | PRP from $500 (add skin needling from $200)

 

10. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Conditions: pigmentation · redness

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: best results will be noticeable one to three weeks post treatment. Immediately after your treatment, you may experience redness similar to 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 seven to ten days.

Number of treatments: four to six treatments, monthly

Works well with: Clear + Brilliant

How much: from $450 for face, neck and decolletage.

 

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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