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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.

Say Bye Bye To Tired, Droopy Eyes!

What is a Jett Plasma Lift?

The Jett Plasma Lift is a revolutionary treatment that is used to stimulate collagen production and make your skin firmer, without going under the knife! This treatment creates an immediate tightening and collagen production, especially in areas that are harder to treat. 

While the Jett Plasma Lift can be used on any part of the skin, this treatment is specifically known as an effective method to ‘lift’ droopy upper eyelids. The skin around the eyes is quite vulnerable as it is very thin and loses elasticity faster than the rest of your face. This can be a pesky area as it is impossible to conceal and can unfortunately broadcast one’s age. 

Unlike many other plasma devices available, the Jett Plasma device used in this treatment uses a direct current (DC) rather than an alternating current which can not only scan the skin but also pinpoint certain areas. As such, this device is more versatile and can be used to cover larger areas. 

Jett Plasma is a medical device that can only be operated by trained health professionals, so know you will be in safe hands with Skinovation. 

How does it work?

The Jett Plasma treatment uses ‘plasma’, which is a slightly ionized gas that becomes charged and works to vapourises and ‘sublimates’ excess skin. 

The heat generated from the Jett Plasma device creates a response in the skin that effectively boosts collagen production and tightens the skin. 

What is it like? 

A local anesthesia will be provided, either in the form of numbing cream or an injection (depending on the treatment area). For instance, for a non-surgical eye lift your doctor will generally apply numbing cream while an anaesthetic injection is required for mole or wart removals. 

As the Jett Plasma uses heat on the treatment areas, it may cause slight discomfort, but this feeling should subside as soon as the procedure is over. However, since the eye and mouth areas are more sensitive, they may be more painful. 

What Can Jett Plasma Treat? 

As Jett Plasma does not require you to go under the knife, this treatment offers a great non-surgical alternative to many skin conditions that would otherwise require surgery. 

This procedure can be used to:

  • Reduce ‘droopiness’ in the upper and lower eye areas
  • Remove deep wrinkles or creases around the mouth and eyes
  • Remove of warts, skin tags and fibromas
  • Improve acne scarring
  • Reduce pigment spots
  • Skin tightening and lifting on the face, neck and body
  • Hand rejuvenation

What are some other benefits?

Aside from creating a lifted effect, we can’t forget that this treatment also boosts collagen production which promotes long-term skin rejuvenation.

Another benefit of this treatment is that most procedures can be done in under an hour and produce results that can last up to five years. 

As touched on above, the Jett Plasma device uses a direct current, which has been found to be more beneficial than other alternating current devices. Direct current allows for better control and the ability to deliver a continuous flow of plasma that allows for more coverage. While on the other hand, alternating current devices can only ‘dot’ the skin. Furthermore, the direct current does not create as much damage as the traditional dot method. 

Skinovation is the only cosmetic clinic in Townsville that offers this state of art treatment, so if you’re looking to start your skin journey WITHOUT going under the knife, book in a consultation with us 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. 

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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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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!

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Moisturise!
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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.

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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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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.

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!

2020 Trends: Skincare is the new lipstick

Have you ever heard of the ‘lipstick effect’? Historically, booming lipstick sales are normally an indicator of a crisis or economic downturn. Lipstick is seen as an affordable luxury during tough times instead of more extravagant purchases. Following COVID-19, this trend did not continue but another rose in its place: face masks, exfoliants, and all things skincare!

Like many other businesses across Australia, the necessary closure of beauty and cosmetic clinics (such as ours) prevented Australians from keeping up with their usual professional treatments. Instead, consumers embraced skincare and at-home treatments in a big way. In fact, it seems we were somewhat beauty-obsessed during the first months of lockdown!

With the ease of online shopping during lockdown, and an obvious desire to nurture self care through skin care, sales figures revealed:

  • A 520% increase year-on-year in beauty product sales and a whopping 600% rise in skincare for department store Myer
  • A 61.2% increase in face mask sales and 62.7% increase in exfoliant sales through major online cosmetic retailer Adore Beauty
  • 55% revenue growth for popular skincare range Sukin

Also in 2020…

Another trend we’ve noticed over the last year is (finally!) the acceptance of sunscreen as an integral part of skincare. Instagram influencers, online bloggers and beauty websites are spruiking the benefits of daily sunscreen application and sharing sunscreen reviews (check out the Australian Instagram profiles of  @mandylikes_, @ms_hannah_e and @thelifeofclaire_).

We can only say hallelujah! Not only does sunscreen have obvious health benefits with a hugely decreased risk of skin cancer, but it is the best anti-ageing tool in the skincare arsenal. Our clients love the Hamilton SPF50+ tinted Everyday Face Cream which has a beautiful matte finish and acts as a primer for make-up. It does not contain water proofing so it will not be suitable if you’re an outdoor worker or going swimming. It’s available for just $16.95 in our clinic or here.

What’s in store for this year?

As we’re settling into 2021, we can only ponder on what this year might hold in store. Riding the skincare wave post-lockdown, Australians have been seeking professional advice and treatments to expand on their self-care routines started at home. We (and others in the industry) have seen an increase in demand for minimally invasive procedures such as microdermabrasion or galvanic infusions.

If you would like a professional assessment and find a routine best suited to address your particular skin concerns, please book with one of our trained nurses by calling us on 4775 5664 or click here.

What can I do about pigmentation?

If you have an uneven skin tone characterised by discolouration, dark spots or brown patches it’s highly likely you’re dealing with pigmentation.

Pigmentation is a very common skin concern, which can usually be improved.

There are many common skincare products you can incorporate into your daily skin care routine, as well as some more powerful treatments, that can help you regain a more even skin tone.

DAILY PIGMENTATION FIGHTERS:

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When your skin isn’t busy fighting off the immediate effects of the sun, it has the chance to set about repairing past sun damage. That means sunscreen, a hat and long sleeves aren’t just protecting you from sun burn and skin cancer right now, they’re also helping your skin to undo damage that’s already done. To acheive younger, smoother, more even coloured skin, simply get into the habit of putting on sunscreen each morning and covering up whenever you’re outdoors.

A, B and C serums
Serums are highly-concentrated products, typically rich in vitamins A, B or C, that can be a powerful tool in the fight against pigmentation, as well as many other skin concerns including fine lines, dryness, acne scarring and large pores. You can learn more about how to best use serums on our blog post here.

Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone is a skin lightening agent that can be used for a more severe form of pigmentation, known as hyperpigmentation. While hydroquinone rarely causes unwanted side-effects, it does tend to work better for certain skin types including people with normal or oilier skin and those with fairer skin tones. For some people, hydroquinone can in fact exacerbate hyperpigmentation. In Australia you can only access hydroquinalone through a medical practitioner with an interest in pigmentation concerns.

POWERFUL PIGMENTATION TREATMENTS 

Peels
There are cosmetic peels available for all sorts of skin problems, including peels designed specifically to reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Peels work by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells to speed up the generation of younger, plumper looking skin. While they can be used as one off treatments, peels have been found to deliver much better results more quickly when used at fortnightly intervals over a couple of months. You can learn more about the power of peels here

Fractional Laser
Laser therapy can be used as an anti-ageing treatment for fine lines and pigmentation on the face, neck, décolletage and backs of hands. While other laser treatments might leave you feeling raw for several weeks, fractional laser is a gentler option that can be used at monthly intervals to deliver the same end result with a much shorter recovery time than other laser treatments.

Galvanic skin infusion
A relaxing, pampering treatment, galvanic infusion also allows deep skin absorption of powerful skin lightening and anti-ageing products.

There is an array of treatment options available for helping you reduce pigmentation and other skin concerns. If you’re confused or overwhelmed by all of the options, you may like to discuss your treatment options with a medical practitioner who can help you decide on a tailor-made approach for your particular needs.

The team at Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic would happy to consult you on your options.

Serums and Dermal Rollers – The Ultimate Age-Fighting Duo

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There is no denying some things are just better in pairs; and when it comes to skin care there is no better duo than an anti-ageing serum and a dermal roller.

How do anti-ageing serums work?

Unlike creams or lotions, serums are highly-concentrated products rich in active ingredients – typically Vitamin A, B and C – and containing fewer ‘filler’ ingredients. Serums have been clinically proven to reduce pigmentation and fine lines, firm the skin, maximise skin health and ultimately slow down the ageing process. This means they are highly effective at delivering a knock-out punch to some of your skin’s greatest nemeses including dryness, fine lines, acne scarring, pigmentation and large pores.

How do I incorporate a serum into my existing skin care regimen?

Serums work best when added to your existing skin care routine, which may already include cleansing and moisturising. This one extra step is most definitely worth the effort, especially if you are over the age of 40 and starting to notice the tell-tale signs of ageing skin. For best results, apply your serum immediately after cleansing to warm, slightly moist skin. You can then proceed with moisturiser, sunscreen and finally make-up as you usually would.

Do skin care products containing serums really work? from Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic on Vimeo.

What are the benefits of using a dermal roller?

Dermal rollers are an easy to use, at-home skin microneedling tool. Their heads contain hundreds of tiny 0.25mm pin heads which, when run gently over the face create microscopic holes or channels in the skin. The benefits of this action are two-fold: firstly, the microneedling stimulates the skin’s healing process, encouraging plumping, tightening and thickening; secondly, the channels allow skin care products, like serums, to penetrate more deeply into the skin.

So how do serums and dermal rollers work together to fight ageing?

Dermal rollers have been found to improve the effectiveness of serums and moisturisers by up to 40% because they enable active ingredients in skin care products to reach beyond the superficial layers of the skin and deep into where they can do the most good. When added to the natural Collagen and Elastin boosting effects of dermal rolling, this can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

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If you’re interested in adding this dynamic age-fighting duo to your skincare regime, you can find the Rejuvaderm Home Infusion Roller and a selection of high-quality serums in the Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic or in our online store. We’d be happy to recommend the best products for you.

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