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Dr Helena Rosengren is the medical director of Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic. She is passionate about using her medical experience and meticulous attention to detail to provide exceptional cosmetic results for her clients.
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Why microdermabrasion remains a top treatment

Microdermabrasion remains one of our most popular treatments, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a non-invasive, relatively quick procedure that renews and rejuvenates the overall appearance of your skin’s tone and texture. As a bonus, it’s an affordable option compared to many other cosmetic treatments.

How does it work?

Microdermabrasion uses a unique applicator that features an abrasive surface and the use of tiny crystal to deeply exfoliate your skin. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic nurse, this exfoliation process removes dead and damaged skin cells to reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.

What skin issues can it address?

Microdermabrasion can be used to address a whole range of skin-related concerns, such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, active acne or uneven skin tone. It works extremely well to banish dull skin! 

If you’re unsure whether microdermabrasion is the right treatment for you, we can firstly assess your skin to recommend the most suitable course of treatment.

How is it different to microneedling?

While both treatments rejuvenate the skin, they work quite differently. Microdermabrasion is a deeply exfoliating treatment that smooths the skin from within. In-clinic microneedling uses very fine needles to create tiny ‘holes’ in the skin, which trigger collagen production. 

While not recommended to have both treatments at the same time, microneedling can be a good option to maintain a radiant complexion between microdermabrasion treatments. 

Cosmetic nurse Marie performs microdermabrasion in our Townsville clinic.

How often can you have microdermabrasion?

At first, many people choose to start with weekly treatments for three sessions and then change to a monthly or six-weekly maintenance regimen. Once again, this is something our cosmetic nurses can discuss with you after assessing your skin. The regime will depend on your desired outcome and your skin’s tolerance.

How long does it take? 

Microdermabrasion treatments takes around 15-30 minutes, depending on the condition of your skin and what areas are being targeted.

So, if you’re juggling a busy daily life, this is the perfect procedure to squeeze into your schedule.

What to expect after treatment?

Common side effects could include mild tenderness and redness. These generally disappear within a few hours. We can apply Oxygenetix aloe-enriched foundation to cover any redness and assist in your skin’s healing.

How long to see results? 

After just one microdermabrasion treatment, you will notice a rejuvenated and brighter skin tone. Most clients have noted visible results immediately after their treatment.

24 hours after the initial treatment, the effects will become more pronounced as the skin settles from the procedure.


Simply put, microdermabrasion is one the most affordable rejuvenating treatments on the market. Over time, this procedure offers an economical and non-invasive way to resurface your skin, leading to a younger looking, radiant appearance.

At Skinovation, our microdermabrasion treatments are affordably priced at $130.

We also offer an ongoing clinic special: When you pay for 4 microdermabrasion treatments, the 5th treatment is free! 

Book a consultation by calling us on 4775 5664 or submit a request here.

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How Skincare is Connected to Wellbeing

Many of us may assume that skincare is only an aesthetic practice. However, a good skincare regimen has the potential to offer you a range of benefits that will boost your wellbeing. 

Better skin can help you look better but more importantly can make you feel better. Read on to discover how your skincare routine can create a meaningful difference in your life. 

The Brain-Skin Connection

Have you ever noticed why your cheeks go red when you feel embarrassed? This is because your brain and nervous system have a direct impact on the skin’s immune cells through various chemical messengers and receptors that respond to stress, anxiety, and other emotions.

Negative emotions such as stress and anxiety can have a direct impact on the quality of your skin. This is because how you feel relates to the way your body reacts. As such, the act of practicing a regular skincare routine will help instil the thought that you are giving your skin the care it needs. The mental association that ‘good skin will improve your mindset’ will help to connect your skincare routine with positive emotions. As a result, maintaining a regular skincare routine works to create a cycle that not only improves both your skin’s appearance but also your inner wellbeing. 

Skincare is SELF CARE

Having a consistent daily skincare routine is a great way to practice self-care. By taking a moment from your day to cleanse and moisturise your skin, you are dedicating your time and complete attention to yourself. 

More than this, your skincare routine can also do wonders for your mental health. A daily regimen works to provide structure, stability, and structure into your week. If everything else seems out of control and stressful in your life, it’s a few minutes set aside to spend some time on you. 

Your daily skin routine also creates a time to practice mindfulness, which enables you to focus your thoughts on the present moment. According to research, mindfulness has been known to be linked to regulating emotions and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Keep Your Skin Nourished with The Right Ingredients

Your skincare routine will achieve the best results when paired with good nutrition and regular exercise. Foods such as broccoli, spinach, avocados, and sweet potatoes are packed with plenty of antioxidants that will not only help to revitalise the skin but also combat the visible signs of aging. 

Antioxidants offer a range of benefits to your skin including:

  • Works to neutralise free radical production
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties that prevent sun damage and enable your skin to correct visible damage. 
  • Helps to brighten skin tone by stimulating melanin production.

Combining a balanced diet with regular exercise will help to get your blood pumping around the body. This helps to deliver the essential nutrients to the skin’s surface, which accelerates the healing process of your skin. When you work up a sweat this helps to flush out all the dirt and oils from the skin and keep your skin looking clear and bright. 

Exercise also releases feel-good hormones like endorphins that regulate the stress hormone, cortisol that is responsible for oil production and inflammation. 

Drink Plenty of Water

‘Keep hydrated’ may seem like overused advice but this is for good reason! Ensuring your skin is properly hydrated is a vital step in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. 

Without sufficient water intake, skin can appear duller, and your wrinkles, spots and pores can appear more prominent. Hydration helps to make your skin appear plumper and boosts elasticity, which means it’s less likely to produce spots and blemishes. 

Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help to flush out the toxins in your body, unclog pores and keep your skin moisturised. 

At Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic we believe in the holistic approach to skincare. If you would like to discover a skincare regimen that is best suited to your individual needs, please book with one of our trained nurses by calling us on 4775 5664 or click here.

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5 Amazing Treatments To Naturally Boost Collagen Production

In the skin world, collagen is something that will never go out of fashion. But, what is it, really?

Well, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in your body to help keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant.  But that’s not all. Found in your bones, tendons and ligaments, collagen is one of the primary building blocks of your skin. Just think of collagen as a scaffolding structure that works to give firmness and elasticity to the skin.

Sadly, over time, collagen begins to break down faster than our body can replenish it. In fact, from our mid-20’s, we start to lose around 1% of our collagen per year and can lose up to 30% in the first years of menopause.

Not to fear though, there are plenty of natural treatments that help to boost collagen production and also work to keep your skin looking lush. Read on to discover a treatment that works for you…

1. Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are an injection treatment that involves drawing a small amount of blood and centrifuging it to separate the platelets from the red blood cells. The highly-concentrated plasma contains many anti-ageing properties that work to increase both collagen and elastin production when injected into specific areas of the face.

2. Hydrolyzed Collagen Supplements

If you’re not ready to head down the cosmetic treatment road, then there are numerous collagen-rich products that you can try at home.

One option to consider is hydrolyzed collagen supplements, which means the collagen has been broken down and easier to absorb. Mostly packaged as a powder, this option not only offers an easy way to incorporate collagen into your diet but also is the option your body absorbs the best.

Hydrolyzed supplements can be incorporated into your diets through coffee, tea, smoothies or any drink of your choice… AND, the good news is that powdered collagen is tasteless, so no need to worry about a nasty aftertaste.

Studies have shown that consuming collagen can increase skin elasticity, hydration, as well as promote dermal collagen density.  You won’t see instantaneous results from this option, but you will begin to notice that your skin is more plump and elastic after several weeks.

3. Micro-needling

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Micro-needling is a treatment method that is used to treat a number of skin conditions. This method involves using multiple tiny needles to puncture the skin and trigger our skin’s self repair process triggering more collagen to form in the skin. Micro-needling stimulates collagen production thereby rejuvenating aging skin.

4. Collagen Serums & Oils

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Collagen serums and oils are a good option to add to your skincare routine. It’s important to note that the collagen particles in these products are too large to absorb into the skin when applied topically. However, there are a few skincare ingredients that will work to stimulate collagen production topically. Serums that contain retinol (an active form of vitamin A) help to boost cell turnover, hydration, and of course, increase collagen production. The next go-to collagen boosting ingredient is vitamin C. In fact, collagen synthesis relies on vitamin C and supports the body’s natural ability to produce collagen.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, we suggest adding Cacay Oil to your skincare routine. Cacay Oil contains wonderful skin-nourishing essential acids and vitamins such as retinol, vitamin E and linoleic acid (vitamin F).  As Cacay Oil is so rich in natural goodness, it helps to reduce wrinkles and pigmentations as well as boosting collagen production which helps to smooth and brighten the skin. If you want to read more about the advantages of Cacay Oil, read this blog.

The additional use of a 0.25mm home derma-roller immediately before or after application of your quality serums will assist with deeper skin absorption so your products can be up to 40 times more effective. Derma rolling should only be done on clean skin and we suggest night time use only so the skin heals fully before use of makeup and sunscreen. Click here for more info on derma rollers, or watch below for an instructional video.

 

5. Red Light Treatment

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Red Light Treatment (RLT) is a low-level light therapy that applies a low-energy red and near-infrared light to the body. It’s a completely natural, non-invasive method that heals your skin, muscle tissues, and other body parts on a cellular level.

RLT is a popular choice for those who are looking to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Why is that? RLT boosts blood flow, which brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells to encourage healing and minimise inflammation. This treatment also stimulates the collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts which boosts your collagen production.

 

At Skinovation we are committed to helping our clients feel beautiful and achieve their skin goals. If you would like to talk more about our in-clinic collagen boosting solutions, you can book in a skin consultation with our friendly team here. 

Muscle Relaxants vs Dermal Fillers: Part 2

Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers are two popular injectable options to reduce the telltale signs of ageing. How do you know which is right for you? Following on from the previous Muscle Relaxants blog, let’s explore Dermal Fillers in detail.

Injectables, Part 2: Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work differently from muscle relaxants.  While muscle relaxants work to address the ‘moving’ lines on the face, dermal fillers pay attention to the static, more permanent lines that develop as we age.

Dermal fillers can be used in the upper layers of the skins to soften visible fine lines without altering the natural contour of the face. Additionally, dermal fillers can also address frown and smile lines, hollow cheeks and eyes, as well as to lift the contours of the cheeks or jawlines.

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What are they used for?

Dermal fillers are used at varying depths of the skin to address different concerns. There are the multiple dermal filler products available for various applications, such as:

Deeper fillers:

  • Fill the hollow areas in the cheeks
  • Lift the cheeks and jawline for a more youthful look

Medium depth fillers:

  • Subtly change the contours of your face by filling deep lines, skin folds and hollows
  • Lift corners of the mouth
  • Address frown and smile lines.

More superficial fillers:

  • Reduce or eliminate fine lines
  • Increase the fullness of the lips
  • Fill hollow areas under the eyes.

What are the benefits? 

One major perk that comes along with opting for a temporary filler is that the procedures are typically pretty painless and you will notice the results quickly.

Additionally, dermal fillers can help to make your skincare routine more seamless. How so? Well, as dermal fillers smooth lines, folds and hollows on the face, this makes for an easier application of your skincare products.

 

What are the disadvantages?

After receiving your dermal filler injection, there is a chance that you will notice redness, swelling and/or bruising around the treatment area. However, these effects will subside in a few days.

 

How long do dermal fillers last?

This very much depends on the type of filler, the area of the body, and the individual. Generally, results can last anywhere from 6-24 months. We would discuss expected results as part of your initial consultation.

 

Which option is best for you?

Your aesthetic goals are the key criteria when deciding between muscle relaxants or dermal fillers. Before undergoing a treatment, we always recommend consulting with a trained medical practitioner to ensure that you select a treatment that is right for you.

Unlike some clinics, our injectable treatments are all performed by a highly skilled in-house doctor. Dr Helena Rosengren will discuss your concerns and desired/possible outcomes before administering the suitable treatment.  Book in a consultation here to help you achieve your skin goals!

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What’s Best for Me: Muscle Relaxants or Dermal Fillers?

When we’re young, our skin is rich in hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. These elements work to keep our skin plump, firm and hydrated. However, as we age, our skin begins to produce less of these elements which causes our skin to become drier and less elastic. Sun exposure and gravity can also take a toll, causing skin to sag and wrinkles to form.

Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers are two popular injectable options to reduce the telltale signs of ageing. But how do you know which is right for you? Over the next two blogs, we’ll give you the rundown on both of these treatments and how they might work for you.

Injectables, Part One: Muscle Relaxants

What are they?

Botulinum A muscle relaxants work to block signals between the nerves and muscles, so the injected areas do not contract. As a result, muscle relaxants help to minimise signs of aging by relaxing the muscles that cause facial expression lines such as forehead lines when you raise your eyebrows and crows’ feet when you smile.

What can they be used for? 

Muscle relaxants are generally used to eliminate the visible lines or wrinkles that appear as your face naturally moves.

The most common treatment areas include:

  • The frowning area: the lines that are visible on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet: The creases that appear around your eyes when you smile.
  • Bunny lines on the nose: These mostly appear when smiling.
  • Down turning of the corners of the mouth: These occur naturally as you age.
  • Strap muscles in the neck: These can be prominent when certain facial expressions are used.

What are the benefits? 

As stated above, muscle relaxants work to minimise ‘moving’ lines and wrinkles. The results of this treatment are not instantaneous….but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This gradual effect helps to ensure a subtle difference, making it difficult to detect that you’ve had work done.

What are the disadvantages?

When deciding which treatment is better suited to you, it’s important to weigh up the cons along with the pros.

While muscle relaxants work to reduce the lines and wrinkles that appear when your face is naturally moving, this treatment will unfortunately not work on the lines you see when your face is at rest. This means that if you have deep lines in your frown area, these do not disappear with this treatment. However, muscle relaxants will prevent the deepening of these lines when you frown.

While it is rare that you would experience complications when receiving this treatment from a skilled administrator, there are still some potential risks that you should be aware of. These risks include pain, tenderness, redness of the skin, infection and bruising around the injected areas. These issues will subside within a week after treatment.

How long do muscle relaxants last?

Muscle relaxants are a short-term cosmetic solution as the effects of this treatment generally lasts for around three months. However, this treatment can also last for six to eight months for some lucky people. Ultimately, the lifespan of this treatment will depend on the individual.

Click here for Injectables, Part Two: Dermal Fillers

Before undergoing a treatment, we always recommend consulting with a trained medical practitioner to ensure that you select a treatment that is right for you.  Unlike some clinics, our injectable treatments are all performed by a highly skilled in-house doctor. Dr Helena Rosengren will discuss your concerns and desired/possible outcomes before administering the suitable treatment.  Book in a consultation here to help you achieve your skin goals!

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A career highlight in ‘Medicine Women’

As many of you may know, I had the honour of being asked to contribute a chapter to ‘Medicine Women’, which was released on 18 July. Already a bestseller in Amazon’s biography category, Medicine Women is an inspiring compilation of short autobiographical stories by 20 female healthcare professionals from around the world, ranging from doctors, psychologists and naturopaths.

While the beautifully written chapters are refreshingly different to each other, each author shares intimate moments that have been pivotal or even life changing. Some chapters include stories of personal tragedy, others touch on the prejudices experienced in the profession. Writing my own chapter, ‘’a sliding door moment’’, proved to be a cathartic experience, exploring my childhood and a traumatic event which proved to have a profound impact on my life.

Cathryn Mora, who compiled and edited the book, said “Reading the stories in this book moved me to tears multiple times. The responsibility of caring for the lives of others and delivering difficult news, all while coping with sexism, stress, and challenges on the personal front, including illness, sexual assault, miscarriage, natural disasters, and strained relationships.”

Here’s some quotes from some of the incredible women who have shared their wise words and experiences in Medicine Women:

“I wrote about my experience of being a patient in ICU with septic shock following an IVF miscarriage. My story highlights the challenges women face when juggling careers and the desire to have children. Most career progression occurs in the years women are more fertile, leaving us with a difficult choice: prioritise career advancement and risk infertility, or have children early and accept loss of financial independence and delayed career progression.

I am so proud to have my work included in this anthology alongside my 19 co-authors. These women have all achieved so much, despite many having backgrounds of considerable adversity or personal trauma. Their stories are an inspiring example of what women can achieve, despite the challenges and prejudices we often face.”

Dr. Anne Stark, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

 

“Having “permission” to immerse myself in my life journey, to connect with deep and buried emotions, to explore how my life experiences impact me as a person and as a doctor was a defining experience – it has helped me grow in courage, confidence, and self-acceptance. Writing for the book Medicine Women legitimised that which I may otherwise have put aside as self-indulgent – oh, how I would have missed out!”

Dr Faye Jordan, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine

 

Reviews

The response to Medicine Women has been overwhelmingly positive, with the book currently rated 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon.

“Wow, It’s been a while since I picked up a book that I just couldn’t put down. A “just one more chapter” book. I found myself reading late into the night, at lunchtime, sharing excerpts with my voice catching and my eyes brimming – you’ll need tissues! It also left me burning at the blatant and insidious prejudices they face as women in medicine.

Their different perspectives, and writing styles keeps it fresh, and their unvarnished honesty keeps it authentic.Their stories pricked my heart, and also left me reeling in awe of their tenacity and strength. This is a book that needs to be read and shared.”

Melissa H (Australia)

“I am a middle aged white guy doctor who is truly in love with these stories. Each is an incredible insight to what it means to work in medicine, and each is also an incredible insight to being a woman, in medicine… it is beautiful and funny across the board.”

Peter Rizzo (Australia)

In the Media

Medicine Women has also garnered positive attention from different media outlets and websites.

 

https://www.ramsayhealth.com.au/News/General-News/Greenslopes-Private-Hospital-emergency-doctor-shares-personal-story-in-Medicine-Women-book

https://medicine.uq.edu.au/blog/2021/07/passion-medicine-distilled-autobiographical-book

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/546559569/new-book-shared-a-rare-insight-into-the-private-lives-and-heartbreak-of-female-doctors

 

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of Medicine Women you can head here or simply visit our clinic for one.

It is my sincere wish that this incredible book may encourage others to step out of the box created by the challenging setbacks and prejudices they have experienced to fully embrace what truly inspires them while honouring their authentic selves, innate abilities and talents.

Happy reading!

Winter skin

4 Simple Tips To Rejuvenate Your Skin During Winter

Winter can be quite unforgiving on your skin. The cooler, drier air can sadly rob you of your summery glow and leave your skin feeling dry, dull and uncomfortable. 

But not to fear, you don’t have to endure dry and flaky skin all season long. There are a few super simple tips and tricks that you can add to your routine that will help you get back that glow in no time.

Show your skin some love with a Rejuvenation Treatment

If the winter weather has your skin feeling dull or dry, why not revitalise it with a rejuvenation treatment? Not only can these treatments help dehydrated skin and give your skin’s clarity a boost, they can also help with a range of other skin concerns (e.g. fine lines and wrinkles, the appearance of veins, unwanted pigmentation, and more). These rejuvenation treatments include:

  • Medical micro-needling. A proven treatment for increasing collagen under depressed scars.
  • Microdermabrasion. A gentle treatment for abrading dead skin cells to leave you with radiant skin. 
  • Red Light Therapy. A soothing treatment that also can help rebuild collagen.
  • Fractional Therapy. A gentle option for treating fine lines and pigmentation.
  • Peels. An affordable but effective option for various skin conditions.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma. A natural treatment to generate collagen and prevent signs of ageing.
  • Galvanic Infusion. A relaxing treatment for powerful skin lightening.
  • Photodynamic Therapy. An effective treatment for precancerous sunspots and enhance collagen production.

Moisturise!

What is one of the best ways to keep warm in winter? Hot showers, for sure. While a long and steamy shower seems like a luxurious way to fight off the winter chills, excessive amounts of hot water can strip your skin of all its natural oils.  It only takes around 3 minutes for the moisture boost you receive from the shower to evaporate.

To help lock in that hydration boost, applying moisturiser should be your next step after drying off from the shower. So, make sure that you keep your bathroom cabinet stocked with your favourite moisturiser to remind you to apply while your skin is still damp.  This will help keep your skin healthy and lively. 

Of course, a moisturising lip balm and hand cream are great to keep in your bag while you’re on the go. Apart from keeping chapped lips and hands at bay, balms/creams with a lovely scent bring a little ‘luxe’ to your every day!

Moisturise
Moisturise!
Rejuvenation Treatment
Show your skin some love with a Rejuvenation Treatment

Keep Hydrated

As the weather begins to cool down, our skin becomes drier and more sensitive. When it’s cold outside, we tend to forget to drink more water and this unfortunately strips our pores of the moisture it needs to maintain a healthy and radiant glow. Staying hydrated is an essential part of any skincare routine. How so? Well, water helps to conceal pores and wrinkles as well as helping to flush away any nasty toxins that can accelerate signs of aging. Not only this, water works to increase blood flow and provide your skin with all the nutrients it needs to recover. That’s why it’s important to keep hydrated.

To help keep your skin happy and hydrated it’s recommended that you drink at least 8-10 glasses per day. Now, that doesn’t need you to gulp these glasses down all at once! It’s more beneficial to continue to sip on water throughout the day. If you struggle to drink the recommended amount, read our top tips here.

Slip, Slop, Slap

In North Queensland, we don’t experience a ‘typical’ winter as the weather remains quite warm, and our UV index is still rated as ‘high’! When the temperatures drop, it’s easy to forget about applying sunscreen. Even in winter, it’s still important to shield yourself from harmful UVs that can take a toll on your skin if you’re not careful. 

To keep those nasty UVs at bay, we would recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to protect your skin. The best way to do this is to find a facial sunscreen you’re happy with, and apply it before applying your makeup. While your foundation or BB cream may contain SPF, usually the quantity required to be effective is far more than you would usually use. Then before you walk out the door, remember  to apply sunscreen to your arms, chest, and anywhere else that is likely to see the sun (even if it’s incidental exposure, such as while you’re driving).

It’s simply a matter of establishing a consistent daily habit! (And if you need further convincing: research shows daily sunscreen use actually reverses signs of ageing and existing damage!)

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Stay Hydrated
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Slip, Slop, Slap

At Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic, we would love to help you say goodbye to those winter skin blues!  To find out more about treatments to rejuvenate your skin, contact our wonderful team.

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Cut through the confusion with a skin consult

Are you wanting to start looking after your skin and are finally ready to do something for yourself? A personalised skin consultation is a great place to start! Many of us live by a trial-and-error method of skin care, without taking the time to understand the underlying influences, or what products/treatments are actually best suited to our skin. However, it’s never too late to put your skin first and give it the best treatment possible by visiting a qualified cosmetic nurse, trained to identify and address a range of issues.

 

As unique individuals, we all have unique skin. Whether you’re concerned about fine lines, acne scarring, or pigmentation, there is no ‘one size fits all’ fix for concerns you may have about your skin. That is why we recommend a personalised skin consult for anyone who is thinking of taking the next step in their skin journey!

 

What happens during the consultation?

Your personalised skin consultation is conducted by one of our highly-trained cosmetic nurses.  During the 30 minute session, we gain an understanding of your skin concerns, and what would be a realistic solution to suit your lifestyle. Some of the questions we go through include:

  • What is it that bothers you about your skin?
  • What would you like to change?
  • What is your current skin regime like?

By clarifying points such as these in your own mind before you arrive, you will be able to better communicate with your nurse what it is you wish to achieve. Similarly, you should reflect on the level of commitment you are prepared to make, both financially and with regards to your time.

With so many treatments and products available on the market, we understand that it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Through a personalised skin consultation, our highly trained cosmetic nurse will help cut through the confusion and prescribe a course of treatments and products that are both safe and effective.

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What happens after?

Need time to think about what is next for your skin? No worries! When walking away from your personalised skin consult, we will provide you with product samples, so you can try them out without having to make any major investment. Many of our clients see results within a week. Alongside these samples, we’ll give you our treatment menu with your personalised recommendations. We give you the time, information and a realistic price guide so you can accurately assess your options.

 

The best part of our job is being able to see the progression in our clients’ skin. From the very beginning at your initial skin consult to the end of your treatment, we notice not only the physical difference in your skin, but also the confidence you gain as a result.

Whether you have fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin, acne, sun damage, pigmentation, textured skin, or any concern at all, we have a tailored solution to suit you. At just $55, a skin consultation is a worthwhile investment in your skin. Don’t keep putting your concerns on the backburner – give yourself the care you deserve! Book your appointment here or by calling 4775 5664

What’s the big deal about peels?

The name says it all: chemical peels literally peel away imperfections in the skin. Chemical peels are one of our most popular treatments for one simple reason… they work!

What is it?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance and texture of your skin. Each peel is different, tailored, and targeted perfectly to your specific skin issues. A solution is applied to remove the top layers of dead skin cells to resurface and rejuvenate your skin. Once this happens, your ‘new’ skin often appears clearer with improved pigmentation and a visible reduction in sun damage, acne and fine lines.

How does it work?

Peels work by stimulating new collagen production and encouraging healthy skin cell growth For best results, a series of peels is recommended. A course of skin peels gradually increases the concentration of active ingredients which remarkably improves the texture, tone and appearance of your skin.

What can peels do for you?

Peels can be very effective in treating many types of skin problems. Some peels are specifically designed to reduce pigmentation and active acne. Other peels give a plumping, hydrating effect, reducing the visible signs of aging. As well as this, stronger chemical peels can be used selectively to target acne scars or deeper lines, helping to smooth the skin’s surface.

How about a galvanic infusion?!

A galvanic infusion provides the skin with a deeper infusion of rejuvenating ingredients to treat an array of skin concerns. A galvanic infusion can:

  • reduce dullness and increase skin glow
  • minimise fine lines and wrinkles
  • improve skin elasticity
  • boost blood circulation in your skin
  • detoxify your skin
  • improve complexion

A galvanic infusion uses a low-level, continuous current that stimulates cells, moves tissue fluid and softens blackheads. It drives rejuvenating oils and ingredients deep into the epidermis.

How do peels and galvanic infusions work together?

As mentioned earlier, a series of peels is recommended as the best way to get the most effective results. We recommend a six-week alternating regime: ie. a cosmetic peel one week, followed by galvanic infusion the next week. This is then followed by a slightly stronger chemical peel. We find that a cycle of 3 x chemical peels and galvanic infusions (a total of six treatments over six weeks), has the best results!

What should I expect after my treatment?

The side effects of receiving a peel or galvanic infusion are quite minimal and the recovery time is little to none. You will generally experience redness to your skin immediately after treatment.  If desired, we apply a mineral makeup so you can go about your day as if nothing has been done.

 

If you think these skin treatments sound right for you, contact us today for a consultation!

 

You may also be interested in our Special Rejuvenation Package:

Want those pesky acne scars sorted before your big event?

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If there is a big event coming up in your life, we know you’re counting down the days! Whether it be your formal, graduation, or even possibly your wedding day, it’s natural that you want to look your best.

Many of us battle with acne at some stage in life, and long after the acne has cleared, we can be left with some type of acne scarring.  Sometimes, having these scars can put a dampener on your self-confidence, but we want you feeling your best at all times, especially on your big day!

We offer a number of treatments available to help combat these pesky acne scars. Each of these treatments suits a different skin type and is best targeted at a different issue. Our treatments are highly effective because we understand how the scars were caused in the first place. Some are suitable for targeting active acne.

These treatments include:

  • Medical micro-needling. A proven treatment for increasing collagen under depressed scars.
  • Targeted high strength chemical peels . Applied to depressed scars only, peels improve skin texture and encourage healthy tissue regeneration.
  • Red light treatment. A soothing treatment that also can help rebuild collagen.
  • Therapeutic chemical peels. An affordable yet effective option for treating acne.
  • Transdermal infusion. Using an electrical charge to infuse active acne-fighting ingredients deep into the skin.
  • Blue light therapy. Reduces the bacteria that cause acne

We also highly recommend the Allmedic range of skincare products. They are designed by doctors to repair and protect the skin. Their clinical-grade cleansers and scrubs are particularly good for acne-prone skin.

There are many different types of acne scarring – including the depth, size and colour of the scar. While the variety of treatments can seem daunting, the best place to start is by booking in for a skin assessment. Our experts will help determine which treatments/products are the right course of action for your skin.

 

As you might expect, there is no overnight solution to reduce the appearance of acne scars, it can often take months. If you want to see an improvement before your special day, it’s best to make an appointment well in advance. As Estee Lauder once said, “Confidence breeds beauty”. Waking up confident on your special day is the best kind of beauty!

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