Sunday, February 4, 2018

My Ultraceuticals Skin Treatment at Lasertech Clinic*




Hi guys! Today I'll be telling you all about the Ultraceuticals Skin Treatment* I had at Lasertech Clinic two weeks ago. Lasertech is located in the Next Generation Gym on War Memorial Drive at North Adelaide. I was kindly invited to a VIP Day, where we could have a Consultation with Global Education Ambassador and skin expert Tracey Beeby, followed by a tailored skin treatment. We were also generously gifted a bag of Ultraceuticals skincare* to use after the treatment. It was a great day and I'm glad I went along!




My experience at Lastertech began with a tour of the clinic, and honestly, I was blown away with how beautiful it was! The rooms are designed to calm you and provide a space where you can fully relax and be pampered, so the lights are dim and the decor is glamorous and stylish. The bathroom includes lockers so you're not worrying about your bags, huge mirrors for re-applying makeup and robes. There's a relaxation room where you can lounge back, and a waiting area, where you're given a cup of tea and a Tim Tam to sweeten the deal!

My Consultation with Tracey involved one of the more confronting elements of the treatment, the in-depth skin analysis. This is where you rest your chin on a machine that takes a super-unflattering close-up image of your face, so that all the damage under the skin can be analysed. I'm not going to lie, this was not fun. Whilst sipping on my tea in the waiting room (and stashing my Tim Tam for laters) I also filled out a questionaire about my skin, which my Therapist went through with me later.




I was taken into the treatment room and introduced to Adriana, my Therapist, who was lovely. I was asked to take off my top (what now?), lay on the treatment table/bed between the layers (towels, sheets etc) and pull down my bra straps. This was probably my second confronting/uncomfortable moment, but it's so they can massage your neck (yay!) and don't worry, it does get better from here. She left while I lost the top and got in. I was really hot with a lot of layers on top of me after walking to the Clinic on a hot Summer day. I know most people would have driven there, but I caught the bus and accidentally got off too early, so had been walking a lot. I mentioned I was hot and she said she'd turn off the heated bed. Thank God.

It was decided that I'd be having a Microdermabrasion and a Chemical Peel, which I was happy with as I'd had a Microdermabrasion before, so I knew what to expect. On the whole, this was a relaxing, lovely experience. All the different processes were explained to me and Adriana was gentle and friendly. She started off cleansing my face and neck, which felt amazing. One thing I noticed throughout the treatment was that the Ultraceuticals products being used smelled wonderful.

What's Microdermabrasion?

"Microdermabrasion treatment uses DiamondTome Wands micro-crystals to erase epidermal layers at varying depths in a controlled manner to regenerate and revitalise the skin. By mechanically altering the epidermis and sloughing off the surface layer of dead keritinase skin cells, Microdermabrasion invigorates cell renewal and promotes collagen growth - essential for healthy skin."

It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, tone, texture and acne. You get immediate results, there's no discomfort and it only takes an hour. There are no side effects and no down time needed, so you can pretty much have your treatment then you're good to go!

I also had a Chemical Peel, but because I'd never had one before it was only left on for a few minutes. This was just applied like a wet mask on my neck and face, then removed by washing it off. Contrary to popular belief, it isn't 'peeled' off! I found the experience relaxing and pampering, especially the wonderful face and neck massage. The Chemical Peel sounded way more intimidating than it was, thank goodness, and there was really nothing to be concerned about.




RESULTS

Immediate: Immediately following treatment, my skin felt noticeably softer and smoother.

Day 1: The next day I noticed my skin looked more refined and my pores were definitely smaller.

Day 3: In general, my complexion was brighter. I was told of the importance of skipping any skincare with active ingredients following the treatment, and to hydrate like nobody's business, so I tried to follow this advice.

Day 6: I was told there may be peeling a few days after the treatment; I had slight peeling around my nostrils (but I actually think this resulted from a few nosebleeds I had in the days before treatment which made my nose sensitive as I was always wiping it with tissues) and some mild peeling on my chin.

Week 1: In the week following, my makeup went on much easier than normal; it blended really well and my complexion wearing makeup looked really even. I think this was a direct result of the increased smoothness of my skin.

Week 2: My skin is generally brighter, with refined texture and noticeably smaller pores. My skin tone looks quite even and I've noticed the area under my eyes looks smoother and the fine lines underneath are really reduced.

I'm so happy with my results and would definitely recommend an Ultraceuticals Microdermabrasion at Lasertech, or at a Clinic near you. After my February Sample Challenge is over, I'll be putting the Ultraceuticals skincare I received to the test, so look out for a Review post in the future!

Many thanks to Adrian from Ultraceuticals, and the team at Lasertech for having me!





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What's your favourite skin treatment? Have you had a Microdermabrasion?


45 comments:

  1. I've never had it, but smaller porse sounds good!

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    1. They look so much better than large pores, that's for sure!

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  2. Oh this sounds like such a lovely treatment! I’m yet to have an Ultraceuticals treatment but I really want to! The few Ultraceuticals products I’ve tried have been brilliant!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Highly recommended if you get the chance, Laura! xx

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  3. This post has reminded me that I really need to book in for another treatment myself! I love Ultraceuticals! They are so effective and after the treatments I always see immediate benefits too!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I love the fact you get immediate results, it makes it all worthwhile!

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  4. This sounds like such an incredible treatment! I have only heard amazing things about Ultraceuticals so I can't wait to hear what you think of the products you got! x

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I can't wait to give them a proper trial after the sample challenge is over! x

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful treatment! I've always shied away from facial treatments due to having sensitive skin, so it wasn't until about 18 months ago that I had a facial for the first time (and enjoyed it too).

    I've heard a lot about Ultraceuticals from fellow bloggers & they seem like a brand I ought to check out at some stage.

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. It would be hard having sensitive skin, but I'm glad the facial worked out and you enjoyed it Shell!

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  6. I absolutely love Ultraceuticals! So glad you had a great experience. Once you start using the products you'll see even better results. Honestly its better to start using the products straight away x

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    1. Yes I probably should do but I'd already planned the sample challenge and it's underway :/

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  7. That sounds like the most amazing experience! I'd love to get one of those skin scans and learn more - you lucky thing!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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  8. I've never done a treatment like this before, but after reading this, I am super interested!

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  9. Well these products sound quite promising.
    Veronika
    https://brunettefromeallstreet.com

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  10. So excited for you that the clinic were so thorough and that their treatments were so effective. Can't wait to hear how you find the skincare.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Thanks SSG! I'm glad I got to experience the skin treatment xxx

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  11. This treatment sounds amazing! Can't wait to read your review on their skincare products.

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

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  12. This certainly sounds like it is a good thing. And that you liked it even moreso! Thank you for joining in #lifethisweek 6/52. Next week's optional prompt is "Who's a Worrier?".

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  13. I love microderms and get them reasonably regularly but never tried Ultraceuticals. WIll have to seek it out

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    1. It's great you get them regularly. I bet your skin is amazing!

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  14. Sounds like such a beneficial treatment! Glad you got the results you wanted!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  15. This treatment sounds great, I would love to know more about this brand. The ambiance of the place sounds amazing, I am glad you had good results with the treatment.

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    1. Yes I really enjoyed the treatment and the ambiance Preet :)

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  16. Now I want to go! My skin has been lousy lately. I am getting there slowly, but maybe this is what I need.

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    1. It would probably do your skin a world of good, Jody!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE Ultraceuticals! I have been using them for months now and I will never ever use another brand again !

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    1. Wow that's a glowing recommendation! I'm glad Ultraceuticals has done amazing things for your skin!

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  18. Never really had any skin treatment. I'd like to see what it is all about really.

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    1. You should treat yourself, even if out of curiousity :)

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  19. I've loved the few products I've tried from Ultraceuticals! I haven't had a facial treatment from them yet, but I'd love to! I think my skin would love it.

    Felicia // www.thebeautyandthegeekau.com

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    1. Yes your skin would definitely benefit Felicia :)

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  20. I've had an express microderm done once and I really liked the results! I definitely think my skin could improve majorly with regular treatments!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Yes it would be great to have regular microderms. I never really get around to it though.

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  21. Any sort of facial sounds heavenly to me right now. Sounds like a plan to me, I could do with some rejuvinating! :)

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    1. And the pampering experience is lovely too. You should treat yourself!

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  22. It sounds fabulous, and has reminded me that I need to book my reward to myself for surviving the school holidays and 3 weeks of intense work.... a trip to the spa!
    #teamIBOT

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