Dr. Somji’s Bespoke Facials
What are they?
Dr. Munir Somji has always believed that there should not be one facial for all skin types. Even different parts of the face warrant different products and techniques. Therefore, he has designed a bespoke facial service for his patients. There are 3 main steps. The first is a skin analysis that provides information such as moisture levels, sebum levels, acne bacteria levels, wrinkle assessment and sensitivity. The bespoke facial is then constructed accordingly.
The patient can choose from a number of base steps:
- Skin peel base – Once a skin analysis is performed, if the patient can tolerate 1-2 days downtime a selection of acids are used in specific areas of the face. There are specific acids for redness and sensitivity, hyperpigmentation, oily skin, acne prone skin and fine lines and wrinkles.
- Aquafacial base – If the patient requires minimal downtime an aquafacial is performed. This provides a solution for acne prone, congested skin types. Unlike similar hydradermabrasion treatments available the aquafacial is the only treatment that allows deeper cleaning of pores through a choice of different chemical peels specific to the patients’ skin type. It uses a specialised vacuum tip to deeply cleanse and extract impurities. It is much gentler and effective than traditional dermabrasion and extraction techniques.
- Dermaplaning – This is a fantastic exfoliating treatment which can be performed with a surgical scalpel to remove the dead skin layer as well as fine hair from the face (peach fuzz). This leaves the skin smoother and also amplifies other treatments such as skin peels and further extractions. It can be performed on its own with an aloe vera and growth factor cooling mask afterwards.
With each of the base treatments there are a number of add on treatments that can be added. Base treatments can also be combined if the indication is correct.