All of the Medik8 Facials provide an intensive rejuvenating and relaxing experience for the entire face, neck and decolletage. Within every treatment is a delightful mask enhanced with specially selected problem-targeted serums to provide an instant and long-lasting answer to your specific need. Medik8's cutting edge ingredients, green manufacturing philosophy and simple yet effective techniques cater for all skin types and deliver real, satisfying and lasting results, leaving you with a beautiful radiant complexion.
The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Facial massage is an excellent way to increase circulation and consequently improve the skin's appearance, giving it a healthy glow and smooth texture. Post massage a notable difference in the colour of the complexion is visible due to improved microcirculation. Through continued facial massage, increased circulation to the face can have a plumping and firming influence.
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system works in conjunction with other bodily systems to perform various vital functions. Relating to the skin, its role is crucial for a healthy complexion as it removes excess fluid and waste from the cells and tissue spaces between them. More generally, a healthy lymphatic system equals a healthy immune system, enabling the body to fight off infection. Lacking the advantage of a pump to assist with flow, it is easy for blockages to occur and manual manipulation is often the solution. These build ups are evident in dull skin devoid of vitality. Long term, lymphatic drainage can accelerate the body's healing process and thus promote the skin's healing ability. It is therefore a necessity to eliminate the build up of toxins in order for the skin to achieve optimum rejuvenation.
The gliding motion of the hands shifts these blockages so the lymph can flow fluidly, draining toxins from the face which has an immediate positive effect on the colour of the skin. Half of the lymph nodes in the body are found in the neck, which is why it is important to massage this area too for effective drainage. The lymphatic drainage technique utilised in the Medik8 facials successfully removes accumulated toxins, focusing on obstructions that lead to puffiness and ensuring they are targeted with specialised hand movements. For complete drainage to take place it is essential that the three groups of lymph nodes on the face are pinpointed during the treatment. These are the infraorbital region, which is under the eye sockets and across the nose and cheeks; buccinator, on opposite sides of the mouth and finally the supramandibular above the jaw bone. Sweeping movements and gentle pressure will alleviate blockages in these areas as well as aiding with relaxation, relieving tension and fighting off headaches.
A primary component of the massage is not simply the technique but the product applied during the treatment. The Medik8 Ludo® Massage Oil works in partnership with lymphatic drainage to promote skin renewal. It is non-comedogenic so will not clog the pores unlike many massage oils, refreshingly light in texture it will not leave any unwanted greasy residue. In combination with the carefully selected actives such as vitamin E for its antioxidant properties and safflower oil which is also known for its muscle relaxant and blood circulation boosting qualities. The massage is a complete cleansing experience ridding the skin of toxins and performing a purifying action, leading to greater skin clarity. Expelling the face of any fluid retention, this stimulation encourages an improvement in elasticity and tone. The overall impact of the facial massage is that it ensures an instant glow to the skin, the inclusion of grapefruit oil enhances the mood elevating elements of the treatment guaranteeing a revitalising and energising experience.
We will advise you on the best course of treatment for your skin type and condition keeping you in full control throughout and ensuring that you get results that you will be happy with and expecting.
Medik8 Facial Options
Deeply hydrating and restorative facial treatment. Brings back the skin's vitality and flexibility and eliminates dehydration. With a rich a nourishing Medimask Plus™ and Medik8's flagship hydrating serum Hydr8™ B5, this treatment transforms the skin as it hydrates, refines, tones and firms, leaving it silky smooth and radiant. This facial re-establishes the skin's comfort sensation at once as it locks optimal moisture levels inside the skin cells and helps to maintain the optimum rate of hydration for hours. Immediate visible results include a radiant, well nourished and soft feeling complexion, reduced fine lines and wrinkles and improved facial contour.Recommended for all skin types, especially dry and de-hydrated.
Intensive anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment utilising the benefits of the earth's natural purifying and healing matter - Kaolin and Bentonite as well as a fine ground natural bamboo scrub. This treatment is designed to normalise sebum secretion, alleviate inflammation and reduce irritation whilst improving the skin's hydration, texture and tone.Recommended for oily, combination, congested and acneic skin types.
Delicate facial treatment designed specifically for hypersensitive skin with visible thread veins or prone to redness and inflammation. Moisturises the epidermis, improves skin firmness and elasticity, soothes irritations and reduces redness of the skin. The procedure uses preparations enriched with vitamin C, vitamin K, Teprenone and algae to strengthen and seal broken capillaries, calm and soothe inflammation and reduce the risk of erythematous skin reactions.Recommended for hypersensitive and redness-prone skin types.
A complete and extremely effective lightening treatment for face, neck and decollete based on carefully selected active ingredients with brightening properties. Medik8's flagship Medimask Plus™ in conjunction with White Balance™ serum illuminates complexion, reduces discolouration and evens out skin tone, whilst lipid-soluble vitamin C serum and rich emollient soothing cream provide protection from free-radicals and renew the epidermal layer of the skin leaving your face looking young and glowing.Recommended for hyper-pigmented skin types.
What is Dermal Rollering?
Dermal Rollering or skin needling as it is also called is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost of comparable treatments.
- Performed by fully qualified skin care professionals.
- Short healing time.
- No post UV sensitivity.
- Cheaper than other techniques.