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Frequently Asked Questions
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Please find answers to some of the most common questions about our botox-free Oxygen Facials, as well as our beauty programmes
This treatment is designed to nourish your skin and promote collagen growth. It involves using a machine that sprays hyperbaric oxygen (or pure oxygen molecules without other impurities) to push a variety of chosen serums for your skin type. The serums contain a cocktail of vitamins, anti-oxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid (the same as what you have in your very own skin) to “feed” the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin), as well as penetrate down to your collagen layer – giving valuable nutrients to help support a supple skin and maintain healthy elasticity.
Celebrities, including Madonna, swear by this technique for smoother and plumper skin.
An Oxygen Facial allows for deeper penetration of “active” ingredients, giving you a quicker and longer lasting result. Most facials cannot penetrate to the dermal layer (other than injectables) so they cannot help firm the skin and plump out lines that are deeper than surface dehydration lines. Oxygen Facials also help stimulate your own collagen fibres to stay strong, healthy and resilient, creating firmer skin as you age, especially important as hormones and stress start breaking down collagen and causing deeper lines.
For best results, 1 x month is recommended to help the skin turnover at it’s normal, youthful rate. Collagen rebuilds every 3 months – so it is also possible to have these every 3 months to slow ageing if you are under 40 years. Once you hit 40yrs old, collagen gets weaker, creating deeper lines and sagging skin. To minimise this, monthly is recommended or a course of 6 treatments over 2 months can improve lines, texture, pore size and firmness dramatically.
You will begin by lying into a luxuriously comfortable treatment bed (it feels like you are going back to bed) and then having a skin analysis to see what serum is best for your skin on that particular day (skin changes daily with stress, weather, hormonal changes & general well-being), then you will have a cleanse to remove pollution and make-up from the face, a gentle enzyme exfoliation to eliminate blocked pores and surface dryness.
This is also important so that serums work deeper into your skin, giving you a longer-lasting result. Then, the chosen serum is sprayed on, Hyperbaric (pure) Oxygen is applied gently to the skin, allowing the serum to be massaged in, using lymphatic movements to encourage blood flow, circulation and quicker absorption of vitamins, anti-oxidants & plant based botanicals with the added benefits of feeling like a massage.
Once the serum has been massaged in using the Oxygen, a relaxing pressure point massage with essential oils is done, focusing on calming and balancing the Nervous System, ensuring stress levels are at a minimum and breathing techniques are maximised. This also helps with stress management and better sleep after a facial at home.
A swedish massage follows on face, neck and shoulders and finally is completed by home-care application of a firming serum, hydrating gel and moisture binding cream to maintain hydration, giving your facial, time to continue working over the next 48hrs.
Your skin will look more plump, fine lines will be filled out and softer and the skin will be firmer to touch. The colour will be more even, pore size more regular and blackheads minimised. Deeper lines will be softer and in most cases, you will be able to see a firmer, more lifted jawline and brow area. The more regular you have Oxygen Facials, the firmer your skin will appear – usually more apparent after the first 3 facials.
The Oxygen Facial will continue to “work” (firm and nourish or “feed” the skin) for 48hrs after a treatment and then it is maintained by a simple 2min home-care routine morning and night. When maintaining a good skincare routine at home, results will last from one month to the next (depending on stress levels, hormone changes, travel, air conditioning changes & changes in temperature).
Yes. If you would like to get the best out of your facial investment, it is recommended to follow a simple, but effective skincare routine at home. Using the recommended products (suggested for your specific skin concerns), it is best to cleanse, tone, use a serum for firming, eye cream & day/night cream everyday. This should take no longer than 2 mins and be done at the same time as you brush your teeth.
You will see results after the very first facial, but if you want to correct, firm and soften deeper lines, it is recommended to have a minimum of 3 x facials, 1 x per month or a series of 6 facials over 2 months for quicker results.