It’s not called ‘the change’ for nothing. As well as causing hot flushes, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive and memory fog, menopause also affects our skin.  Rapidly dropping levels of the hormone estrogen are one of the main culprits. Estrogen aids water retention and plumpness in the skin so when it drops, we lose some of the molecules that help keep the skin moisturized.  But don’t despair we offer a variety of treatments to help fight the signs of the ageing and the menopause.

face waxing for those stray hairs

What’s happening to your skin?

As well as a loss of plumpness you may notice a few different changes happening to your skin if you are menopausal. For example:

 

  • Brown ‘age’ spots on your face, neck and the backs of your hands.
  • Dryness and sensitivity.
  • Loss of collagen making skin thinner and more lined and wrinkled.
  • Acne breakouts.
  • Unwanted hairs growing on your chin or upper lip.

 

Reducing the appearance of age spots

You don’t have to live with those tell-tale age spots. As well as creams there are facial peels which can fade individual spots and enhance the overall brightness and youthful appearance of the skin.  Chemical peels can also smooth out wrinkles and rough skin.  And the best part, there is no down-time. 

Protect your skin while driving

Always protect your hands

Hands, along with the rest of your skin, need protection every day of the year from the damaging and ageing effects of the sun. Cover up or use a SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen (ask us for advice on which products are best for you).

 

Don’t forget – damaging UVA rays can penetrate window glass so be careful in the car or when sitting by a window.

 

Tip:  Have you ever tried exfoliating your hands and then applying a lightening product to them?   
Think of the steps we take with our faces everyday and imagine doing a similar routine on your hands.

Dealing with dryness and sensitivity

You may find that the products you’ve used for years suddenly don’t agree with your skin anymore, or no longer work to ward off dryness.  If your skin is now prone to irritation, avoid perfumed products and those that are coloured or contain alcohol.  Using the same products for years is quite common, you know the saying “if it ain’t broke”.  We know that our body and it’s cell functions are slowing down.  That is why we see reactions, or excess dryness, or dull looking skin.  Don’t be afraid to switch it up.  There are so many options and excellent skin care products available now that can target any skin condition you are dealing with. Our goal is to educate and advise you on the best options for you.  Providing individualized care is our priority.  We can advise on which products will offer an excellent home care routine for your menopausal skin, helping to rehydrate it, reduce sensitivity and give you back your youthful glow.

 

Drawing a line under wrinkles

I’m a big fan of Retinol as it can deliver some amazing results, making menopausal skin look younger, brighter and smoother.  However, to ensure you get the best results there are some important do’s and don’ts when it comes to starting a course of treatment– for example when would be the best time to start using it, if your sensitive or prone to dryness there are ways to use it to prevent reactions caused by those conditions and more.  So book a consultation with one of our skin experts and we can walk you through any concerns or questions you may have.

Dealing with acne breakouts

Menopause can cause acne breakouts, but don’t treat it with off-the-shelf acne creams that are mostly aimed at teenagers. These will usually be too harsh and drying for older skin. Pop in for a consultation and we can advise on gentle cleansers, for example, those containing salicylic acid.

 

Getting rid of those pesky facial hairs

Tweezing or waxing are tried and trusted methods for getting rid of unwanted facial hair. Is there something else you can be doing differently?  You can ask our advice about any of these and more

Make Up for Mature Skin

Speaking from experience, I can honestly say that managing my makeup routine as I have gotten older was one of my main challenges.  I enjoy wearing makeup and I depend on it for my sun protection.  Being introduced to Jane Iredale Mineral makeup a few years ago was a game changer.  Learning about make up ingredients and how they can be a hinderance or a help for my maturing, dry skin opened my eyes.  With a high mineral content and skin care ingredients, Jane make up is easy to apply, benefits my skin’s condition, and gives me an SPF all in one.  Finding a make up that doesn’t settle into my fine lines and makes my skin look fresh and glowing has made dealing with menopausal skin less of a challenge.  Ask about Jane Iredale the next time you visit.  

 

Book your free consultation today

If you’d like to give your menopausal skin a real boost, come in for a complimentary consultation. Our skincare experts will talk you through all the best solutions for your skin type and advise on the best products for home use.

Teen Facial

$98

Description

The Teen Facial is a cleansing facial that includes consultation, cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and mask. Ideal as an introduction to skin care and maintenance.
(60 minutes)

The Follicle Signature Facial Treatment

$110

Description

The Follicle Signature Facial is an individually formulated treatment that includes a consultation, skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, active concentrate and massage.
(75 minutes)

Collagen Sublime Eye Contour Treatment

$35

Description

The Collagen Sublime Eye treatment is a must-have add-on to our facials. Designed to target the delicate eye and lip area which can be the first to show signs of aging. This radiance boosting anti-aging treatment will visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles .
With a Facial

Specialized Masks

$35

Description

Yonka and G.M. Collin offer specialized masks that will enhance any of our facials by increasing absorption of the serums and creams, as well improving the hydration and texture of the skin. Thermal-Plastic Mask: improves absorption Algomask: Its thermo-cooling effect on the skin makes it a remarkable revitalizing mask particularly for reducing the visible appearance of redness. Yonka Fruit Mask: tones, firms, hydrates & soothes skin. Masque Lift: A smoothing and uplifting mask containing Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. Add on to any facial.

Yonka Excellence Code

$165

Description

Perfect for mature skin, the Excellence Code Facial is an exceptional anti-aging facial that incorporates a high performance technical treatment. A double deep exfoliation with draining techniques is followed by specific Yon-Ka anti-aging energy points work. This is followed by an exclusive biocellulose mask (used in reconstructive surgery) infused with an intense concentrate to reprogram the rejuvenation of mature skin cells. Excellence Code global youth cream provides 20 key ingredients to act on all signs of aging concerns: lines/wrinkles, collagen and elastin, nourishment and dark spots.

(75 minutes)

Yonka Hydralessence

$145

Description

Yonka's Hydralessence treatment is a high performance, deep hydrating facial that will revive the most dehydrated complexions, eliminating signs of stress and help your skin to re-balance itself. Luxuriate in the warmth of healing hands while your skin is bathed in a moisture surge of oils, creams and elixirs, then sink into the bliss of a double hydrating fruit-based mask.

(90 minutes)

Yonka Advanced Optimizer

$145

Description

Advanced Optimizer is lifting and restructuring, and this anti-aging treatment acts like a "personal trainer" for the skin. Rich in re-densifying thickening hibiscus and lupine peptides and highly hydrating marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, it reinforces the structure of the epidermis and uses co-enzyme Q10 to protect the skin cells from free radical attacks.

(90 minutes)

Yonka Vital Intense

$145

Description

Yon-Ka's Vital Intense treatment is recommended for all ages. This treatment will re-infuse your skin with the vital energy that it sometimes lacks after sun exposure, during pregnancy, during menopause, or simply after a spell of ill health or tiredness. Essential oils of beech bud, anti-free-radical vitamins and trace elements will help your skin rediscover all of it’s balance, elasticity and vitality.

(90 minutes)

Yonka Essential White Peel Series

$140

Description

Hyperpig­mentation is one of the most common skin conditions, and often one of the most difficult to correct. We recommend the Yonka Essential White professional treatment series to target pigment irregularities. The Essential White program involves one 60-minute treatment to target pigment imperfec­tions, followed by three 45-minute treatments over a period of 4 weeks to achieve striking results to reduce skin discolouration and improve skin quality. This treatment features the new Peeling Lumiere, an exfoliating, professional-strength peel with a 30% concentration of AHA and BHA. The action of this professional peeling is boosted with Vitamin C and brown algae for brightening. Sun avoidance is strongly recommended when booking this series. After the first treatment each additional treatment will be $90. The treatments must be booked as a minimum 4 week series to receive this price.

(60 minutes)

GM Collin Sea C Spa

$140

Description

The Sea C Spa facial is a powerful age-defying skin care treatment designed to delay the visible signs of aging and to energize the skin. Formulated with marine and vegetal ingredients (Vitamin C Concentrate, Algae Biomatrix Patches, and Thermal Organic Mud). This treatment is exceptional for both pre and post-sun exposure. Ideal for people who live in urban areas with high pollution levels. Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Illuminates the skin, thus restoring its youthful appearance
(90 minutes)

GM Collin Hydrolifting

$135

Description

GM Collin's Hydrolifting treatment will visibly restore your skin to a youthful look. It includes a double exfoliation, utilizing both enzymatic and chemical actives, eliminates the dead skin cells to instantly clarify the skin and allow an increased absorption of the subsequent ampoules. The delicate texture of the hydrolifting fluid imparts hydration to the skin providing a silky comfort. You enter your relaxing journey with a flowing massage of the Restorative Cream followed by the Hydrolifting Toning Mask, allowing you to succumb to a restful destination. This treatment profoundly improves the visible toning of the face and neck and improves hydration for an age-defying radiance.
For all skin types. (60 minutes)

GM Collin Botinol

$165

Description

G.M. Collin’s Botinol treatment is their signature age-defying treatment. A non-invasive anti-aging dermo-procedure. This innovative, clinically proven treatment combines 5 peptides with retinol, for a Botox-like effect-without any needles. After just one treatment, lines and wrinkles are improved and skin appears plumper. Benefits

  • After just one treatment, expression lines appear relaxed
  • Lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced
  • The skin appears visibly younger

(45 minutes)

GM Collin Collagen 90-II

$155

Description

The GM Collin Collagen 90-II treatment is a highly respected and sought-after age-defying skin renewal treatment that hydrates, smooths and tones wrinkles to combat the visible signs of aging. This intensive anti-aging treatment hydrates, rejuvenates, tightens and reconfigures the skin’s surface to subdue the visible signs of aging. Unequalled for skin renewal.

(90 minutes)

GM Collin Peel Series

$80

Description

The GM Collin Peel Series is the perfect solution for fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and flaking skin. Your series will be customized to your skins’ personal needs by working with a selection of 4 peels. It features Glycolic Acid which evens out the top layers of the skin and stimulates collagen as well as Lactic Acid which provides a hydrating effect and is less irritating. This helps if sensitivity, dryness or dehydration occurs with the other peels. Salicylic Acid can be used for oily or acneic skin by eliminating sebum and debris that can cause blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores. Derm Renewal is formulated with a patented complex of 30% AHA (Glycolic and Lactic acid) coupled with the amino acid Arginine. Ask for a complimentary consultation and we will prepare a personalized treatment plan just for you. When booked as a weekly series of 4 or more treatments. $80 each treatment

(45 minutes)

GM Collin Oxygen Treatment

$125

Description

This revolutionary GM Collin Oxygenating treatment is designed to revitalize fatigued, stressed and dull skin. It is also beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin and is designed to clear skin congestion. The 5-step treatment, formulated with BHA (2% Salicylic Acid), AHAs (15% Glycolic & Lactic Acid), and a unique Oxygen Complex, normalizes, detoxifies and hydrates in depth to give the skin back its natural radiance and glow. To obtain maximum results, one treatment per week is recommended for five consecutive weeks. (60 minutes)