skin

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How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?

2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have for centuries have been used to promote a more youthful, fresh looking complexion by people in many civilisations History reveals that many ancient cultures knew of benefits of AHA's. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when she bathed in milk baths to soften her much admired skin! The women of the French Court of Louis XVI also used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when they rubbed wine on their skin to produce a softer, glowing complexion. Rediscovered in the early 1970s as a treatment for ichthyosis patients (a rare skin disease where your skin resembles fish [...]

How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid

2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

On 20 May 2019 I had head and neck surgery to remove part of my lower jaw. Without going into all the gory details, I was left with a significant scar (requiring 30 staples) the full length of my neck. Combine this with post-surgical oedema and my face, to be totally honest, looked a little rough. My mission… To find a suitable treatment program to help reduce my scar that was not going to comprise to my surgery. Research led me to a combination of treatments that helps restore, heal and stimulate scar (and by default) rejuvenation. And these treatments are... [...]

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?

2019-11-13T04:40:53+00:00

Well, do you… Want smoother brighter skin? Want to get your skin glowing again? Want to reduce breakout? Want to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? YES! YES! YES! YES! Then you need to consider the dynamic duo of skin ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). These leave on liquid exfoliants should be the cornerstone of your skincare program. Why? Young, healthy skin sheds build-up dead skin each day but as we age and with the added day to day exposure to sun and pollution this natural ability to exfoliate becomes faulty. But I use a [...]

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?2019-11-13T04:40:53+00:00

#6 Do I Really Need Eye Cream?

2019-02-13T03:19:52+00:00

There are many reasons why you may think you don’t need an eye cream… You may think your daily moisturiser will do the trick (it won’t), that skin is skin – the eye area is no different to the rest of my face (it is) and I get Botox so there’s no need (yes, there is). Let’s start with the skin around the eye area. Your eye area is one of the first areas to show signs of premature ageing (hello, Botox) – fine lines and wrinkles appear due to squinting and constant movement.  Plus, your skin is more fragile, finer [...]

#6 Do I Really Need Eye Cream?2019-02-13T03:19:52+00:00

#5 Honey, I’ve had a little something done…

2019-02-11T00:13:04+00:00

 Remember this… “Honey, I’ve had a little something done” Sam from Sex and the City calls Carrie with the news of her “impulse” chemical peel and it doesn’t go well. In fact, it was an epic disaster! However, this is not how it should work. Why? Your skin is unique - just like your fingerprint, you're one of a kind. That's why "a one size fits all" is not how we approach your skin journey. Your treatment journey starts with Complete Skin Consult where your Expert Skin Therapist creates a treatment plan to address your skin [...]

#5 Honey, I’ve had a little something done…2019-02-11T00:13:04+00:00

#1 Are you old before your time?

2019-01-15T20:14:25+00:00

Did you know your body naturally produces 300 billion cells every day? Now that’s WOW! But there’s a downside… After the age of 30, the quality of those cells starts deteriorating and this is when we can see the beginnings of ageing skin. Genetics (or intrinsic ageing) accounts for 30% of your skin’s ageing. (Yes, you can blame Mum and Dad). The other 70% of ageing occurs from environmental (or extrinsic) factors. Those factors include... Sun Exposure Pollution Smoking Incorrect Skin Care Perfume Makeup (when not removed correctly) And unfortunately, our Australian lifestyle can accelerate our ageing. In fact, a recent [...]

#1 Are you old before your time?2019-01-15T20:14:25+00:00

#12 Why Zits don’t have to be the pits…

2019-04-16T01:23:13+00:00

The journey from child to teenager is a roller coaster of hormonal fuelled changes. 2018 Ultraceuticals Real Visible Results Finalists - Acne And the journey means there’s going to be some unwanted bumps and spots along the way. It’s possible to minimise and reduce acne with a systematic approach that doesn’t require drugs or harsh topical chemicals. Let’s first look at … WHAT CAUSES ACNE & CONGESTION? Blame Mum or Dad… Our skin type is often inherited, which means the size and number of oil glands in the skin is determined by our genetic makeup. The levels of androgenic [...]

#12 Why Zits don’t have to be the pits…2019-04-16T01:23:13+00:00

#4 Is your skin struggling this summer?

2019-01-15T21:31:23+00:00

Then you need to get glowing… Here are a number of our targeted treatment programs designed to revitalise, repair and restore your skin that are safe, effective and work. During the height of Australia's summer, your skin constantly struggles against sun, salt, chlorine, hot wind and extremes of heat. This means your skin’s supporting structures - collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back) get a hammering.  And the sun is your number 1 enemy. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV radiation destroys collagen and elastin resulting in [...]

#4 Is your skin struggling this summer?2019-01-15T21:31:23+00:00

#2 Six Reasons you NEED Microdermabrasion to Get your Skin Glowin’

2019-02-08T03:58:52+00:00

Microdermabrasion to get your skin GLOWING Looking for your skin to look WOW! What is Microdermabrasion? Great question! Microdermabrasion is an effective deep mechanical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This means your skin will immediately look and feel brighter and smoother without any downtime. Can I have it before my next big event? Sure, can! It’s the ideal treatment before your do – birthday bash, Melbourne Cup, School Reunion, Christmas party. What about my wedding? TBH – I wouldn’t have it immediately before my wedding. While the chances of an adverse [...]

#2 Six Reasons you NEED Microdermabrasion to Get your Skin Glowin’2019-02-08T03:58:52+00:00

#3 Are you suffering from “Inflamm-ageing”?

2019-01-15T20:52:22+00:00

Have you seen how quickly an apple starts to brown after you have taken a bite?  The apple is suffering from “Inflamm-ageing – the culprit – free radical damage or oxidative stress.  And oxidative stress is happening all around us and has a major impact on the bodies ageing process. This inflammatory process impacts how fast our skin ages and is further accelerated by external sources such as... Sun Exposure Pollution Smoking Smartphones Computer Screens And often the first signs of  “Inflamm-ageing” appear on our skin in the form of; Wrinkles, Fine lines, Sagging skin, Reddened skin Brown [...]

#3 Are you suffering from “Inflamm-ageing”?2019-01-15T20:52:22+00:00