Facial Trends To Get The Hollywood Glow With Facialist Maree Andersen

Facial Trends To Get The Hollywood Glow With Facialist Maree Andersen

We got the goods on the glow.

By Facialist Maree Andersen | 5th September 2019

Soho Skin Rejuvenation is setting a new standard of skin care in Brisbane. With over twenty-eight years of para medical experience (now known as dermal) Maree and her team are the original dermal therapists going beyond simple skincare to work with issues such as acne, rosacea and more. Their highly talented team of skin experts are known to be up there with the best such as Hollywood pros Joanna Vargas and Melanie Grant. In a nutshell, Soho are clinical beauty: they take the best form the clinical correction realm and team it up with traditional luxurious facial treatments - and there’s very few that have been able to master it.

Our very own Styler and beauty devotee, Fiona, was lucky to experience first-hand what it’s like to be treated to the indulgent menu at Soho with the deluxe Zen treatment – a deeply relaxing, aromatic and high-quality facial for 60 minutes. Starting with an ultraviolet image of the skin to see what lies beneath such as sun damage and premature ageing, Soho facialist Shelli curated the appointment to suit her specific skin needs. With massaging techniques designed to do more than just make you feel nice, each move and manipulation is tailored to get specific results. The aroma of each product was just as relaxing as the treatment itself, especially the Èminence blueberry soy repair masque. Each product was handled with the utmost care and what’s different is that Soho take the time for the product to absorb into the skin so clients can get the most out of the delightful ingredients that have been altered in the lab, so that they give immediate results.

All staff at Soho Skin Rejuvenation are clinically trained, meaning they are experts in cosmetic chemistry, the histology, anatomy and physiology of skin, health and safety regulations, sterile environments and a range of skin conditions and how they respond to devices such as laser and light therapy. One visit to Soho Skin Rejuvenation and you’re in great hands with an understanding, professional and compassionate team.

We consulted Maree on the facial facts, uncovering the best treatments for ultimate results. From their experience, clients are seeking the dewy and fresh-looking skin made enviable by LA’s celebrities, so they’ve followed suit to ensure Brisbane can receive the treatments to achieve Hollywood results.

Style: So Maree, tell us how to get radiant skin?

Experience Soho’s Hi-Tech Microdermabrasion Let There Be Light Facial (their signature facial)

Maree: Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian-West and Beyoncé, along with other Hollywood celebrities are reported to love facials that incorporate a variety of modalities with layered diamond microdermabrasion, dermal boosters, luxurious massage and LED light therapy. This approach achieves an instant and non-invasive skin rejuvenation result. By combining clinical modalities with state-of-the-art dermal actives, Soho’s ‘Let There Be Light Facial’ refines skin texture, drains fluid that tends to cause tired and sullen features, relaxes expression lines and breathes life back into a dull complexion. Suitable for all skin types, even reactive skins, this wedding prep facial is the ideal choice for anyone wanting to look their best for an up-coming event. If your schedule doesn't allow for too many regular visits, this is the facial for you with results lasting up to a month with the correct accompanying clinical skin care regime at home. After Soho’s welcoming ritual, your face, neck and décolletage will be thoroughly cleansed, buffed and refined. This is then followed by an exfoliating liquid peel and infusions of collagen and super hydrators to illuminate the skin with LED light therapy.

Style: Could you tell us about Dermaplaning?

Experience Soho’s Dermaplaning Skin Resurfacing Scrape & Define Facial

Maree: It’s an oldie but a goodie. With the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe known to be fans, dermaplaning has more recently attracted Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Underwood to follow suit to achieve a youthful glow. By teaming cosmeceutical products such as Èminence Organics with dermaplaning, we have discovered a match made in heaven. Say goodbye to multiple layers of dulling, dead skin cells while removing peach-fuzz with dermaplaning. This process reveals smoother, firmer and healthier looking skin. A sterile, single use surgical scalpel is used to remove dry surface debris and unwanted facial hair. By stimulating the skin, it is triggered to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid, deep within and if this Scrape & Define Facial is performed on a regular basis it will produce a more youthful and radiant complexion over time. Dermaplaning, or ‘epi-blading’ is a slightly more aggressive treatment than microdermabrasion, so reactive skin types are recommended to be cautious when trialing this treatment. After an in-depth consultation, we may advise reactive skin types to take a different course of action to achieve a healthy glow. The benefits of regular dermaplaning is a reduction in scarring, refining of pores, removal of surface sun damage and evening out the texture of the skin for a smooth-to-touch complexion.

Style: What’s the fuss about RF Skin Tightening?

Experience Soho’s RF Skin Tightening - Ultimate Lift & Firm Facial

Maree: A favourite with Victoria's Secret models and the 40-something Hollywood elite. Along with Mel B and Amanda Holden, Demi Moore has been known on occasion to enlist RF skin tightening facials on her weekly schedule to keep her looking much younger than her 50-something years. Victoria's Secret models such as Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, among others, are reported to have similar treatments on their entire body to eliminate cellulite and firm the skin for runway events.
The secret to beautifully firm, glowing skin at any age is stimulating collagen and elastin production to instantly tighten and lift the facial contours. RF Skin Tightening is a non-invasive technique that heats the skin's dermis up to approximately 40 degrees. This process shrivels and contracts existing cross-linked fibres (AKA wrinkle forming fibres), creating an instant lift. The burnt collagen and elastin fibres are then dissolved by the body over time and replaced with new healthy fibres that tighten, lift and plump the skin. Soho performs the ‘Ultimate Lift & Firm Facial’ treatment with Germaine de Capuccini clinical grade skincare for a luxurious and decadent experience. The skin is firstly prepared with a meticulous cleanse and liquid exfoliation prior to performing a lifting massage with a dermal lifting booster. Following this is the RF skin tightening to lift and sculpt the decolletage, neck and facial features. Finally, a soothing peptide rejuvenation mask is applied. For a dramatic lifting effect, I recommend eight weekly treatments well in advance of a special event to look your youthful best.

Style: What is the creme de la creme of anti-aging facials?

Experience Soho’s Collagen Induction Therapy (Skin Needling) - EGF Collagen Facial

Maree: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are reported to be advocates of clinical skin needling rejuvenation. I wonder who enticed who? Similar to the Vampire Facial (only bloodless) the EGF Collagen Facial tightens skin, lifts, refines and illuminates by activating the ‘youth creation function’ deep within the dermal layers of the skin. This is achieved through superficial trauma; effectively tricking the skin into believing it has been severely damaged and forces the body to create fresh collagen and hyaluronic acid, as well as other repair processes. Over time, the collagen matures to lift scarring and indentations whilst tightening the skin around facial features and body structures. Performed in a sterile environment, clinical skin needles and a high-speed derma tech pen is used to stimulate collagen production to fill in pitted scarring and wrinkles, tighten pores, fade pigmentation and generally lift and plump the décolletage, neck and facial contours with the aid of epidermal growth factor infusion and LED light therapy. There is a little downtime as your skin is quite red and inflamed post treatment with some dryness and flaky skin three to five days after the procedure. I recommend you make your booking prior to taking a few days off. Believe me, the down time is well worth it when you start to see the blotches, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, pores and milia disappear.

In order to truly transform your skin into a vision of Hollywood perfection, clients need to invest in repeated treatments and quality clinical skin care to get the overall look and desired results.

For more information, explore Soho Skin Management here.


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Article by Facialist Maree Andersen

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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