Facial Treatments

LED Light Facial

LED is suitable for all skin types and is a completely pain-free, noninvasive approach to working with light producing amazing results. During the past 10 years, independent worldwide research from organizations such as NASA has shown that light applied in the correct wavelength stimulates intercellular communic­ation, resulting in skin rejuvenation.
LED is an un-intrusive soothing and rejuvenating treatment and will treat acne, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scarring and rosacea.
LED light therapy uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology to activate and promote a positive change to the skin improving the overall texture of the epidermis, resulting in a more youthful, radiant appearance and texture.

Per Treatment $60
Prepay for 5 and get the 6th free $300
Add-On To Any Facial $50

What is LED light therapy? 

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a light source. During treatment an LED facial light is used to produce specific wavelengths of light that are absorbed into your skin. Your skin then uses this light energy as fuel to drive cellular reactions, such as the production of proteins and lipids that are required for building and restoring the skin, or increased intercellular communication and purification. As we age, our metabolism slows down, meaning our cells loose energy, and our body produces less collagen and elastin – the essential ingredients that support and nourish our skin.
Different colours represent different wavelengths of light. The different wavelengths have unique properties and can therefore be used to target certain skin conditions. For example, the wavelength of light that corresponds to blue light can be used for acne treatments. This is because blue light is absorbed by porphyrins, which are molecules that are produced by P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. On absorption, the light creates a chemical change, resulting in free radicals. The free radicals then kill the bacteria from the inside, without harming the skin cells. On the other hand, red light, stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin and thereby improves skin strength. On the other hand, red light, stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin and thereby improves skin strength, elasticity and plumpness and also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Benifits of LED light Therapy

  • Kills acne bacteria and facilitates clean, clear skin
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firms and contours the skin
  • Improves colour and texture
  • Improves sun-damaged skin
  • Hydrates and revitalises
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps treat rosacea and calms redness
  • Promotes healing

Our machine

We use the “Skin For Life”  machine which is approved to meet the NZ council safety standards.This machine is made in the USA.  
LED is used  to target different concerns for ultimate results.
Our settings are matched with your skin concerns, creating a pattern of different lights, to ensure maximum results. Blue light therapy is sterilising and used to eliminate bacteria, excellent for oily and acne prone skin. The yellow light therapy calms and heals the skin, promoting collagen production and encouraging cell renewal.
This is perfect for reducing wrinkles, hydrating the skin and helps with overall face firmness. The Red light therapy is calming, reduces redness, swelling and inflammation. Very beneficial for rosacea. Our machines operate on either Red, Blue, Green and Amber or combined colour options along with a ‘New infrared Pen for tissue repair.

Dermaplaning Facial

Dermaplaning / Epidermal Levelling is a safe procedure for gentle, yet controlled exfoliation while also temporarily removing fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, we simply abrade the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes ridding the top dead skin cell layer and hair, giving a brighter, radiant looking complexion. There is no pain or downtime with Dermaplaning and results are immediate. 

Per Treatment $75
Add on LED Light Therapy $50
Add on Hydrojelly Mask for your skin condition $40

What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

  • Brighter complexion with a more youthful glow
  • Skin will be softer to the touch and smoother in appearance minimising pores, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Active ingredients in skin care products penetrate more deeply improving your results
  • Temporarily removes fine vellus hair
  • No pain – just a light pressure
  • No chemicals, unless you choose to have a peel afterwards for deeper exfoliation targeting concerns
  • Makeup glides on easily, making it the ideal pre-event treatment – we recommend 3 days prior to an event
  • Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skins (excluding those with metal allergies)
  • There is no downtime – mild pinkness can be expected for 30-60 minutes
  • Safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Results are immediate and will be seen with each treatment. We recommend Dermaplaning every 4-6 weeks depending on your own hair growth cycle, and treatments can be ongoing.

Will there be more hair growth and will the hair grow back thicker after the treatment?

No, dermaplaning does not affect the actual hair follicle. Every individual hair follicle has its own individual DNA, which we are born with. This will determine whether it is vellus (light, thin) or terminal (thicker, darker). Terminal hairs are predetermined, they tend to appear due to hormone changes such as pregnancy, menopause and hormonal imbalances. Some medications can also increase hair growth. Once the hair is cut it has a blunt edge, but this blunt edge does not mean that the hair structure itself has been physiologically altered. So therefore, Dermaplaning does not affect how your hair would regrow. It will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Are there any harsh side effects?

No, there is no downtime with Dermaplaning. Initially the skin may be slightly pink due to the removal of hair and exfoliation, and increasing circulation of the skin. Some people can get slight faking of the skin after a few days which can be gently exfoliated at day 3-4. Please make sure to keep your skin well nourished and moisturised as recommended by your therapist. Due to the nature of using a blade, there is always the possibility of a small nick which we try our best to avoid, but it can happen from time to time. This is very superficial to the surface, and will disappear within 2-3 days. We also cannot treat those with nickel allergies due to the metal blade and possible reactions.

What does my treatment entail? 

If you have not been to us for facial treatments before we will do an initial skin consultation to ensure there are no contraindications to the treatment such as allergies to metal and raised lesions. Your treatment starts with a cleanse to ensure all surface makeup is removed, we follow this with a solution to help further remove any surface oils and remaining makeup to ensure the skin is clean.
We then will proceed with your Dermaplaning treatment using a new sterile bladed handle which gently applies pressure as it ‘swipes’ back and forth across the skin on an angle. We will remove fine vellus hair from the full face with this action. This gives a clean controlled exfoliation to the skin along with removing the fine vellus hair. Once we have completed this we will complete your facial with the appropriate aftercare, SPF is applied after your treatment and recommended for daily use.
You can be pink after your Dermaplaning for an hour or so, and we recommend not to wear makeup on the day of your treatment to ensure skin is kept clean from bacteria. Possible ‘nicks’ can happen, however we do try our utmost best to avoid this, but due to the nature of the blade it is a possibility which is why we recommend having this treatment a minimum of 3 days prior to an event. If you have not had Dermaplaning before and wish to have it for your wedding, we highly recommend having a trial beforehand.

Aftercare Instructions:

  • Light shedding or flaking may occur within the first few days. You can gently exfoliate this at day 3-4.
  • DO NOT PICK OR TOUCH SKIN.
  • No chemicals including swimming for 48 hours after treatments.
  • No harsh skin care including Retinol or exfoliants for 72 hours – please check with your therapist if you are unsure.
  • No exercise or excessive sweating for 24 hours this includes sauna and steam rooms.
  • DO NOT apply makeup for 24 hours after treatment (mineral makeup is fine to use)
  • SPF30+ MUST BE WORN daily. We recommended physical SPF to avoid irritation.

At Bliss Beauty we only use high quality, one time use sterile devices. We pride ourselves on both our knowledge and experience but also on our thorough consultations that ensure we have all the necessary information to minimise the risk of complications.

At Bliss Beauty you can be sure that your safety is our first priority.

Follow your Dermaplaning treatment with an LED or Hydrojelly Mask for ultimate results.

Microdermabrasion Facial

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure where we use a pen like wand  with  a diamond head, (not real diamonds unfortunately) to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier looking skin. Microdermabrasion is great for ridding you of skin build-up quickly and instantly. It’s ideal for those wishing to improve the skins appearance and reduce the signs of ageing, congestion, blackheads, dead skin cell build up, mild scarring, pores, age spots and rough thickened skin texture. 

Per Treatment $70
Pre-pay for 5 and get the 6th free $350
No Frills Microdermabrasion $50
Add on a HydroJelly mask for your Skin Condition $40

How does Microdermabrasion work?

The skin grows from the inside out wards, cells are born healthy and plump, then they migrate outwards, reaching the skins surface as empty flakes to shed off naturally. As we age this fall off rate slows down and we get skin cell build-up. The extra cells look dull, uneven, they clog your pores, and stop your skincare from penetrating where you want it to go. To correct this, we use treatments that remove the excess cells from the surface like Microdermabrasion to speed up cell turnover and rid this dead skin cell buildup for softer, smoother, more radiant looking skin.

What type of skin can benifit?

All skin types can benefit from microdermabrasion treatments such as ageing, congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged skins.
You will be rejuvenated and refreshed, blotchiness, uneven skin tone and texture will be improved. Microdermabrasion will reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, chicken pox scars, brown/age spots, fine-lined wrinkles, dead skin cell build up, large pores, and other skin imperfections.

How many treatments are needed?

Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment, not aggressive. Although one microdermabrasion will yield a fresher, smoother looking skin, generally results are realised after the fourth, fifth or sixth treatment. Initially treatments can be performed every 7-14 days.
Once the series of treatments is completed it is recommended that monthly maintenance continue in order to maintain the desired results, along with prescribed home-care products.

Esthemax Hydrojelly Mask

Per treatment $90
Add onto any facial for $40

Treat your skin! This fabulous  facial includes a double cleanse, exfoliation,  vapour-zone steam, mask application, choice of a hand or shoulder massage followed by a serum, moisturiser and sunblock.

Esthemax uses a key infusion of electrolytes such as Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Chloride, Phosphorous, Bicarbonate & Sodium Pyrophosphate.

We have different masks to suit your individual skin concerns choose from:
Hyaluronic Acid
Brightening Complex
Egyptian Rose
Antioxidant Goji (to name a few)

COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY USING MICRONEEDLING

EXCEED by amiea med is a medical microneedling device clinically proven to treat acne scarring, in particular, to reduce the depth of scars and to normalise the skin structure.

SAFE, NON INVASIVE MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS AVAILABLE IN MANGAWHAI

Collagen Induction Therapy uses medical-grade, stainless steel needles to initiate regeneration of skin cells by lightly pricking the top layer of skin to promote a natural process of healing. It also allows topical nutrients to be more easliy absorbed into the skin, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin without the risk of invasive techniques that can damage the epidermis.

Developed by trusted German experts in Collagen Induction Therapy, this is the only treatment to maximize penetration of essential cell nutrients, and promote wound healing and cell regeneration, simultaneously the release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing, simultaneously. Natural, effective and affordable, CIT is an investment in the future of your skin.

EXCEED by Amiea MED, one of the best anti ageing treatments. It’s the latest in medical derma needling devices.

Proven to treat acne scarring, stretch marks and in particular, to reduce the depth of scars and to normalise the skin structure and significantly improve the skin’s health and appearance.

MEASURED WRINKLE IMPROVEMENTS ACHIEVED WITH AMIEA MED EXCEED

Measurements within the study: Wrinkles were assessed using the Lempel Grading Scale. Skin laxity and texture were assessed using a modified Alexiades-Armenakas Grading Scale. Digital fringe projections technology (PRIMOS) was used to determine skin topography of the periorbital and mesiolabial areas. (Source: Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD. Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018; 11(8):29-34.)

What are the advantages?

  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refines pore size and improves skin texture
  • Produces new growth factors
  • Increases natural collagen formation
  • Clears congested skin
  • Scar reduction
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Suitable for all skin types (with adequate preparation)
  • Minimal down time
  • No risk of burning or scarring

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BESPOKE FACIALS

With our holistic approach to long-term skin health our bespoke facials are a personally tailored treatment delivering a complete experience; uniting clinical efficacy with luxurious relaxation.
During the treatment your Skin Therapist will devise a treatment plan and home regime specific to your own unique skin needs to ensure you achieve optimal skin health.

PEELS

We use a variety of cosmeceutical based peels that we can chose from depending on your skin’s needs. A skin peel is a mild form of exfoliation to remove dead skin cells to improve your complexion in a powerful but gentle way. Peels provide a quick, non-invasive treatment for smoothing and resurfacing the skin, unclogging pores, and promoting collagen regeneration.
Skin peeling may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments or as a stand-alone procedure.