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We Asked Three Leading Sydney Clinics – “What Is Your Signature Facial?”

Three of our favourite Sydney facialists share their best treatments to blast through pressing skin concerns and leave you glowing brighter than an LED lamp. Lock down your appointments now! 

What can we say? A visit to the salon no longer just consists of a lovely scrub and then a vitamin face mask – even your local suburban beauty spot has surely gone high tech with some LED equipment.

So, there is now a slew of treatments that are as close to surgery that you’ll ever get (not that you need it!!).

A beautiful marriage of smart radio frequency equipment and well-crafted skin care formulations means that a pop to the salon will firm, lift and plump your visage, get you party-ready quicker than a shot of vodka and slough away the winter layers…without discomfort, long recovery and even needles.

So what treatments are trending for skin in our favourite beauty spaces?



Body Sculpting Clinics – High-Performance RF

I love the High-Performance RF (stands for radio frequency) for a massive collagen boost and lift before going to a party. It’s quick, it’s effective – and it has amazing results. The treatment works by selectively heating skin tissue using RF technology to promote two responses from the dermal layer. Almost immediately, it contracts the collagen fibres which results in radiantly glowing skin.

We love popping into the new Westfield Bondi Junction clinic before an event for that “have you had work done!?” look that makes you look more like Elle after a holiday (and less like Kylie after too much filler). This salon itself is nekk-level architectural design and you’ll be sure to take lots of selfies in the light-installation hallway! As for the High-Performance RF treatment, its completely non-invasive, uber-relaxing and takes 30 minutes to achieve a plump and lifted complexion. What’s not to love?

Clients:  Models, and Insta-It girls, TV Presenters
Great for: Lifting tired and dull complexions
We also recommend: Cryolipolysis Fat Reduction
Get it done: with locations in North Sydney, Westfield Bondi Junction and Darlinghurst, simply go here to book your appointment.



Clinical Skin Therapy – Neocollagenesis remodeling

Douglas Pereira is that skin expert and facialist beauty and fashion editors have on speed dial – and his Neocollagenesis remodeling therapy treatment featuring the Structural Remodeling System (SRS) is the stand out favourite.

For a start, it’s designed to stimulate and awaken the skin’s functions, betters skin health, firms skin laxity, tightening and lifts the facial contour by stimulating muscle strength, increases collagen and elastin production. During the session, Douglas will customise your treatment to improve your skin’s condition on that day, as well as target facial lifting and contouring with key technologies.

With three levels of the treatment, you’ll also receive mechanical drainage and a personalised vitamin infusion. One treatment is radiant, whereas a course of 10 will completely transform your face.

Clients: International Beauty and Fashion editors, Serious media players, Finance district heavy-hitters.
Great for: Resculpting, lifting and treating more mature and problem skins.
Also known for: Acne, Congestion and Pigmentation Treatments
Get it done: Clinical Skin Therapy, Level 6, Suite 4 / 60 Park Street Sydney Australia NSW 2000. Book your appointments here.



Dermalogica – Pro Power Peel

Spring is officially in the air, and there is nothing like this dual-action in-salon peel to reveal youthful, radiant new skin layers that have been hiding underneath those dry winter complexions.

Dermalogica’s latest Pro Power Peel collection gives skin therapists the flexibility to create bespoke peels that are perfectly suited to each client’s needs. Their strongest and fastest peel yet, the Pro Power Peel collection features a full suite of peel products, including Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). Both of these have a different molecular size and penetrates the skin to different degrees, allowing skin care professionals to create tailored treatments that effectively address a vast range of skin concerns – from early signs of ageing to uneven skin tone and breakouts.

Ideal on all skin types for treating ageing skin, acne, or skin discolouration caused by blemishes or sun-damage, this 30-minute peel that can be tailored to each concern in each area of the face.

And the best bit? Their take-home Rapid Reveal Peel – a convenient, at-home peel which means you can extend the results between treatments.

Clients: Dermalogica lovers are endless, ranging from other skin care therapists to make up artists and in-the-know devotees.
Great for: Acne or skin discolouration caused by blemishes or sun-damage
Also known for: The ProSkin system
Get it done: Any Dermalogica store or David Jones Dermalogica skin bar nationwide. We also love The Paddington Beauty Room and Wax & Polish Sydney.



Hair & Makeup: Max May | Words: Alina B | Photographer: Max May | Model: Alannah Walton

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