We take pride in our extraction facials and believe we deliver the best extraction facial in Brisbane! Yes, that is a challenge.
These are the steps in our extraction facial.
Cleanse – We double cleanse: We start with milk or gel cleanser (suitable to your skin type) to clean the skin of makeup and oil for the first cleanse. With the second cleanse – we use an AHA/BHA cleanser to clear the skin of dead skin cells.
Exfoliate & Soften – we open the pores with a BHA solution and apply a desincrustation solution to soften the plug inside the pore. To help the skin soften, we use hot towels, which helps prevent trauma to the skin.
Extractions – we have a choice of over 15 different extraction tools to remove comedones appropriately. We offer 30 – 45-minute treatments. If you require longer than 45 minutes, we advise splitting this into more sessions. You will need extractions monthly to 6 weekly to keep your skin clear.
Settling your skin afterwards – we apply anti-inflammatory and soothing 10% niacinamide – Proparia Skin Defence Serum. There is also an optional add-on LED Therapy to reduce inflammation.
Adjunct treatments – We provide other pore treatments with lasers; Carbon laser facials and Pico laser treatment, or Chemical peels, such as Salicylic acid or Jessner peel and skin needling. Our therapists provide advice on additional therapies that can help settle your concerns.
Skincare as aftercare – We have excellent affordable skincare to help keep your pores clearer for longer, e.g. The Ordinary Glycolic Toner and Salicylic Mask or Dermaenergy Solve & Dissolve will all keep your skin clearer for longer.
What is an extraction facial?
An extraction facial describes the process of clearing the skin pore. Skin pore blockages include blackheads (open comedones), whiteheads (closed comedones) or sebum from enlarged pores. Repeat extraction facials at 4-6 weeks. The addition of laser therapy especially helps if enlarged pores are the main concern.
What can be achieved with an extraction facial?
Extraction facials are part of a month to 6 weekly skincare routine to keep your skin healthy. They provide a temporary solution to pore dysfunction. Generally, if you are concerned with enlarged pores or blackheads, you will need to factor in regular treatments. For more dramatic results, it is advised to add laser treatments to reduce pore size.
What Lasers reduce pore size?
- For fair skin types: rf microneedling, fractional lasers such as CO2 or Fraxel are safe and effective treatments.
- For darker & Asian skin types: pico lasers such as Picosure or picocare are safe lasers.
- Rf microneedling is safe for all skin types.
What is the downtime after an extraction facial?
The downtime from a facial extraction ranges from hours up to a week. The factors that determine this is the difficulty of the extraction. We use desincrustation liquid and heat to open pores before extraction. However, problematic milia or blackhead extraction will cause some surface injury, which will need to heal. With open pores, generally, any redness will settle overnight. What does this mean for you? Plan to get your extraction facial performed at least seven days before any significant event.
For the best extraction facial in Brisbane, call us on 3350 5447 or book online with one of our therapists.