DermaFrac is described as the ultimate medical facial and involves microdermabrasion followed by micro-needling with a simultaneous infusion of targeted serums aiming to address concerns including fine lines and hyperpigmentation. With no downtime, it uses a range of proven technologies to deliver highgrade active ingredients to the dermal layer.
I was lucky enough to attend the Dr Preema London Clinic on Park Lane, London to receive the latest version of the DermaFrac treatment launched by Eden Aesthetics.
After a thorough consultation, the lovely technician Anna started by cleansing my face before the first stage which is crystalfree microdermabrasion. This helps remove dead skin cells and aid optimal penetration of serums later in the treatment.
Anna explained that DermaFrac uses an innovative Bio-Barrier disposable tip that prevents bacterial or viral crosscontamination; crystal and diamond tips, which are often sterilised between clients, are less hygienic. This step is deeply cleansing and deeply exfoliating, lifting off all of the dead skin cells and offering the pores a deeper clean.
The next step is micro-needling. The DermaFrac uses a precise handpiece with a vacuum that pulls the skin into contact with the roller’s 180 ultra-fine micro-needles creating micro-channels for the infusion of specific serums. The use of the vacuum helps eliminates potential problems associated with traditional micro-needling roller treatments where variations in pressure applied can produce uneven or unpredictable results.
The needles stimulate the skin’s healing response to improve collagen production, fibroblast activity and cell renewal.
They come in two depths — 0.25 and 0.5. I chose the latter to receive the maximum benefits of the serum.
Because the needles are so fine, they can be used around the eye area which I was very happy about as I am starting to notice fine lines and laxity there.
With my skin primed and ready for nutrients, it was time to select one of the five serums each targeting a different skin concern. As my main concern was reducing some of the lines I was starting to see on my forehead and around my eyes, Anna went for ‘Growth Factor’.
This product delivers a Growth Factor Rejuvenation Complex (GF-R) in conjunction with a rich blend of moisturisers, peptides and vitamins to repair ageing skin and sun damage at the cellular level. GF-R is made using transformed bacteria and 100% homologous human protein (i.e. similar to our own) meaning that there will be no adverse reactions from topical application.
It increases collagen and elastin giving you firmer, smoother, brighter skin.
Finally, LED light therapy was used. There are three lights to choose from — ablue light to target bacteria and breakouts, a yellow light which stimulates collagen and elastin and a red light which is anti-inflammatory and great for rosacea and broken veins. Anna went for the blue light to protect my newly exfoliated skin from the gritty London air I was about to return to, followed by a slathering of SPF.
I was given some Epionce skincare to take home. I have already become addicted to the brand’s Renewal Lite lotion and the Renewal Eye Cream. It is ultra-hydrating and soothing and leaves skin feeling plump and hydrated.
Anna advised that I use Epionce’s Enriched Firming Mask a few days after the treatment to avoid dryness after such exfoliation.
The texture and glow of my skin was glorious immediately after the treatment and got even better after a few days. My skin tone looked balanced and I could even lay off the foundation and concealer to enjoy the natural radiance that was aided by Epionce.
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The four-in-one treatment is adaptable to all clients — from those suffering from acne or hyperpigmentation to those wanting to reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing. Thanks to the instant results, this is a great option for clients who want that healthy glow before a big event but also ideal for those who want the long-term benefits of boosted collagen production.