6 high-tech facials that deliver real results
From wrinkle reduction to collagen regeneration, we’ve found a treatment for you
While there’s often nothing better than a relaxing facial to help you unwind and de-stress, sometimes your skin needs a supercharged treatment that’s going to get down to business and deliver serious – and more importantly, noticeable – results.
Here, we run you through six of the best high-tech face treatments currently available, all of which will dramatically improve your skin.
Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment at James Vivian Dermal Therapies
If you're ready to ditch your skin bugbears and take your complexion to the next level, then a visit to James Vivian's Melbourne or Sydney clinic for the Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment may be in order. Combining active ingredients, chemical peels and laser and light therapies, the personalised treatment has been designed to work for you.
After an in-depth consultation about your current skin state and goals, your Signature Treatment will be tailored to target your skin concerns. You can expect a series of cleanses, exfoliations, peels and treatments, followed by a session with the Cutera Laser Genesis (a laser and light-based system that works to brighten and smooth the complexion), as well as recommendations for at-home products and future treatments to ensure your skin is exactly where you want it to be.
The price: $300
Nanopore Micro-Needling at Australian Skin Clinics
If you’re looking to target fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin elasticity, reduce the occurrence of breakouts or combat under-eye bags and dark circles, micro-needling is for you. One of the best forms of micro-needling comes from Australian Skin Clinics’ Nanopore treatment. It uses fine needles to create micro-punctures that stimulate the skin to repair and heal itself, effectively treating anything from wrinkles to uneven skin tone and texture.
What makes Nanopore different from other micro-needling treatments is its innovative technology, which enables the small pen-like device to target sensitive facial areas such as the eye contour, which have previously been untreatable.
The price: from $149
Guinot Hydradermie Youth Treatment at Canvas Beauty
For a facial that combines the perfect balance of relaxation and results, we love the Guinot Hydradermie Youth Treatment. The treatment is divided into three phases – one utilises massage rollers, which release alternating galvanic currents to maximise the absorption of products into the skin; another features heat rollers and an oxygenating cream to boost cellular activity and restore radiance; and the last phase involves a massage to relax facial features and improve microcirculation.
The price: $190
Viva DiamondPolar Skin Tightening at Privée Clinic
If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and noticed your face doesn’t look quite as ‘lifted’ as it did when you were 21, a loss of collagen is to blame. This is where the Viva DiamondPolar Skin Tightening Treatment at Privée Clinic comes in. The Venus Viva™ (a non-invasive radio frequency system) combines multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed electro-magnetic fields to produce uniform heat under the skin’s surface. This heat causes a reaction in the skin tissue, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. During the healing phase, the body naturally increases collagen and elastin production, thus creating tighter and smoother-looking skin.
While incredibly effective, the Viva DiamondPolar Skin Tightening Treatment requires multiple sessions for maximum results. So, if you’re considering giving it a go, be prepared to invest in approximately six treatments, with one session taking place each week.
The price: $300
Dermalux LED Light Therapy at Vaia Beauty
Light therapy facial treatments are having a bit of a moment. From Omnilux and Healite to Neutrogena’s own at-home Light Therapy Acne Mask, light treatments have gained popularity for their ability to combat a range of skin issues. The latest light treatment sweeping the facial world is Dermalux, a system that uses all three coloured lights (blue, red and near infrared) in one session for maximum benefits. The white portion of light visibly brightens and plumps, the blue light targets and kills acne-causing bacteria and the red light repairs skin and stimulates cellular rejuvenation and collagen production.
The price: $100 (or $60 added onto any facial)
Picosure Focus Facial
If you spent a lot of your youth forgoing sunscreen and are now paying the price in the form of pigmentation and large sunspots, the Picosure Focus Facial is one to consider for fast and effective results. The FDA-cleared and TGA-listed laser treatment activates the body’s natural skin cell process and gently disrupts the particles responsible for a range of pigment conditions like freckles, sunspots and other skin discolouration, such as melasma.
Picosure effectively reduces the appearance of pigmentation with noticeable results achieved after just one session, and you won’t experience any pain or downtime.
The price: $1,000
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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.