Laura is our new Dermal Clinican providing Microplus treatments

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Laura Smith to our team. She is a fully qualified dermal clinician/dermal therapist and she joined our team several weeks ago.

Laura started in the industry after gaining her Diploma in Beauty Therapy.  She has a natural thirst for knowledge and she began a quest to further her understanding of the skin. She was also motivated by her desire to search out treatments that are scientifically proven and effective.  This drove her to undertake further studies and she completed her Post Graduate Certificate (with the Australasian Cosmetic Dermal Science AACDS) in Cosmetic Dermal Science to become a fully qualified dermal therapist.

It has been a real pleasure to work alongside Laura over the past few weeks. She has brought with her a breadth of knowledge and experience. She has excellent technical skills.  Doing skin consults with her, we come to the same conclusions independently.

She has extensive experience with laser and pulse light system. She is delighted to be be working with our Cutera laser platforrm, as she has long heard of its superior efficacy and safety.

One treatment that is very much part of her expertise is Microplus+, which is a combination of microdermabrasion and sonophorosis

The skin has two separate layers, the top layer is the epidermis and the bottom layer is the dermis. The epidermis is itself subdivided into several layers, with most of the upper layers being composed of dead skin cells. As a result of sun damage and aging, the epidermis becomes thickened and there is a build up of the dead skin cell layers.  Microdermabrasion is a technique that reverse these undesirable changes, as well as has having the ability to increase dermal collagen production after repeated treatments.

The epidermal layer of the skin has excellent waterproofing property, which serves to protect us from the environment as well as reduce our risk of dehydration. This property however, makes it difficult for topical treatments or skin care products to penetrate into the dermis of the skin. Sonophoresis uses ultrasound technology to ‘drive’ the product through the epidermal barrier, thereby allowing products to reach deeper into the skin.

Microplus+ (the combination of microdermabrasion and sonophoresis) is therefore an excellent tool for us to look after your skin. It is a completely non-invasive treatment that leaves your skin feeling fresh. There is no down time. Used regularly instead of facials, it actually promotes beneficial structural changes deeper in the skin, such as new collagen formation.

Over the coming months, I will be introducing several world class skin treatments to Canberra, using proven techniques and technologies. I will keep you posted.