A testimonial by James Vivian Dermal Therapies client, Sacha Strebe.
I’m a skin junkie. For me, the best foundation is clear, dewy, fresh skin. I’ve been doing the basic cleanse, tone and moisturise routine since a pre-teen (Im now entering the mid-30s) so let’s just say I know a thing or two about skincare and can honestly say I’ve tried and tested most of the products in the cosmeceutical cabinet.
But ageing has a way of creeping up on you, just when you thought you’d done everything right, shazam, the lines between your forehead start forming and those little pesky laugh lines around your eyes do too.
I’ve been seeing James Vivian religiously since moving to Melbourne and after many a Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment he suggested I take my regime one step further and try Skin Needling. Obviously I had heard about this treatment before but thought it was targeted towards scarring and acne prone skin. And while this is true too, it is also a fantastic treatment for skin rejuvenation, plumping fine lines and producing brighter, smoother skin overall.
So what is Skin Needling you ask?
Well, it simply involves the use of manually applied skin rollers that have around 200 fine surgical steel needles attached to the roller mechanism. It’s applied directly to the skin in a crisscross motion. James Vivian Dermal Therapies uses eDermastamp, a handheld device featuring extremely fine micro-needles capable of penetrating the skin around 140 times per second. He also uses a topical anaesthetic prior to treatment to reduce discomfort as much as possible (honestly didn’t feel a thing!).
Also known as ‘collagen induction’ (the magic word), Skin Needling stimulates the body’s natural wound healing response. This healing response causes the small wounds to fill with new collagen and can produce a 70%–80% improvement in scarring. Results can be expected within 6 weeks following the initial treatment. I was already seeing results 1-2 weeks after.
While there are many treatments out there, skin needling is one of the best for improving the visible signs of ageing, common concerns such as open pores, wrinkles and lines caused by loss of volume and pigmentation disorders.
And as someone who suffers from pigmentation, open pores and fine lines, I can honestly say that Skin Needling completely changed my skin tone, texture and general brightness. And the best part? The two lines forming between my eyebrows have gone, I mean there are no lines there whatsoever. I couldnt be happier!
I absolutely recommend this treatment and the downtime is minimal, honestly, so worth it!
That’s why we choose our product range based on ingredients rather than brands. We let science tell us what works, then select the most effective products from an array of highly respected skincare brands to ensure you receive the skincare industry’s very best.product ranges
“What sets James Vivian Dermal Therapies apart from other professionals in the beauty industry is the incredible lengths the team will go to in caring for their customers.
In my initial consultation, I was prescribed products suited to my skin and my dermal therapist conducted research on the ingredients in my existing products to discover where I was going wrong. I’ve never encountered such initiative, ‘go the extra mile’ or genuine sincerity for customer care. It set the relationship and won my loyalty.”
"James Vivian Dermal Therapies has taken my skincare to the next level with access to the latest skin technology set in a beautiful calm environment. I appreciate the honesty, passion and the post consultancy care. James Vivian Dermal Therapies gets the results I look for and I recommend the clinic to everyone.”
“I am totally blown away by James Vivian Dermal Therapies’ Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment. Since the treatment, my skin became smoother by the day and it looks like new. It’s visibly clearer. I’m truly amazed.”
“I had only had one visit to James Vivian Dermal Therapies and then had a bad experience with another beautician who gave me a facial with terrible side effects. I contacted the clinic and the team were so supportive throughout the whole experience. Having professionals that I can trust is so important to me, especially professionals who are supportive and caring, which seems to be rare.”
“James Vivian Dermal Therapies offers a skin experience like no other. I can honestly say that I have never felt more confident in recommending the clinic’s expertise after seeing the incredible changes and rejuvenation in my own complexion. James Vivian Dermal Therapies is my go-to skin saviour and the results speak for themselves.”
“Due to my busy schedule as an actress, I’d never prioritised my skincare needs, and with so many products on the market I was confused about what to use. This all changed when I visited James Vivian Dermal Therapies. My therapist’s knowledge, experience and expertise simply blew me away and made it so simple and easy! I now understand the importance of correctly managing my skincare and the value of professional advice.”
“I found out I was pregnant just days after my first appointment at James Vivian Dermal Therapies. I called James regarding the homecare products he had prescribed and he recommended that I bring them back so he could substitute them with ‘pregnant friendly’ products to ensure I could safely achieve the skin I wanted throughout my pregnancy. I was so impressed. Later, when I ended up in hospital for weeks on end, James moved heaven and earth to treat me in my hospital room. It meant the absolute world to me.”
"James Vivian Dermal Therapies’ greatest strength is the genuine care and consideration evident when delivering individualised skin assessments and treatments.”
"I never imagined that a chemical peel could be a relaxing experience. The treatment is relaxing, yet effective, and my therapist always checks in to see how I am feeling."
580 High Street Prahran 3181
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Tuesday: 9AM - 7PM
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Sunday - Closed
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