What is skin needling?
Skin needling utilises micro needles to create a controlled wound of the skin. This breaks down existing collagen, elastin and scar tissue to allow for remodelling of new correctly cross linked collagen fibres giving increased strength and elasticity to the skin.
Who is a good candidate for skin needling?
Skin needling is beneficial for all skin types however is particularly effective for the treatment of ageing including fine rhytids and wrinkles, scarring including acne scars and post surgical scars as well as overall skin rejuvenation.
Is there downtime associated with skin needling?
When utilising skin needling for tightening the skin, we must create a certain level of inflammation and therefore 1-3 days of downtime is often present. Symptoms of inflammation include redness, swelling and often warmth of the skin. This Is then commonly followed by a light shed or rough feeling to the skin as the old cells exfoliate off and the skin builds a healthy new dermal layer of skin.
Laser hair removal:
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal devices utilise thermal energy to damage hair follicles, preventing them from having the ability to reproduce hairs. The laser light is attracted to the colour of each hair follicle, therefore the darker your hair the better!
Is laser hair removal painful?
At our clinic we utilise the Lumenis Light Sheer modality for laser hair removal treatments. The handpiece on this laser machine utilises a suction tip in which distracts the nerve endings allowing the patient to feel little to no pain.
Why isn’t my laser hair removal working?
There are many factors that can contribute to poor laser hair removal results. Some of these factors include, too little interval time in between treatments, old laser hair removal technology and incorrect settings used by the therapist treating you. All hair follicles work in phases. For laser hair removal to be effective, the hairs must be treated during their anagen phase (or growth phase) in each cycle. If treatment intervals are too short or too long the treatment will be unsuccessful.
Who can have laser hair removal?
The most successful candidates for laser hair removal are those with lighter skin and darker hairs. Laser hair removal machines are targeted to the colour in the hair follicle therefore white or blonde hairs cannot be treated effectively. The machine we use in our clinic – The Lumenis Light Sheer is safe and effective when used on any skin type up to a Fitzpatrick Phototype V.
What areas can you treat?
Laser hair removal can treat all areas of the body including legs, arms, underarms, face, stomach, back, brazilian and buttocks.
How many sessions do you require of laser hair removal for successful treatment outcomes?
We recommend 8-12 sessions of laser hair removal initially to see good results and additional after that if necessary. This is also depended on the area to be treated.
Who is a good candidate for Cosmelan?
Cosmelan is an effective treatment for all types of pigmentation present on the skin- particularly the face area. It can be used on a broad range of skin types and is able to treat pigmented lesions such as melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, lentigines and sun damage.
Does Cosmelan work for melasma, hormonal pigment or pigment post-pregnancy?
Yes! Cosmelan is an effective treatment for all types of pigmentation including that which appears post pregnancy, hormonally and melasma.
Is Cosmelan safe?
Cosmelan is an extremely safe treatment when all protocols are followed as per instructions from your dermal therapist or clinician. It is safe on all skin types including those of darker colour.
Does pigment come back after Cosmelan?
Cosmelan is effective in both the removal of pigment and continuing the pigmentation post treatment to allow for the regulation of the overproduction of pigment.. This therefore enhances results and prevents its reappearance.
What skin type is Cosmelan best used for?
Unlike some laser treatments, Cosmelan is able to be used on all skin types. This included skin types ranging from a Fitzpatrick Phototype I to VI.
What is miradry?
Miradry is a non-surgical treatment which uses electromagnetic energy to reduce the number of sweat and odour glands under the arms eliminating the presence of excessive sweat and odour.
Will miradry help with sweat and odour control?
Yes, Miradry treats both the sweat and odour glands under the arm allowing for a reduction of both these factors in every client. This is known as a reduction in axillary hyperhidrosis.
How treatments of miradry are necessary?
The company Miradry recommends two treatments for every patient to see up to 80% reduction of underarm sweat and odour. In clinic, we often see clients happy after one treatment or patients that may choose to have the second treatment 3 years down the track.
How long does the miradry treatment go for?
The actual Miradry treatment takes approximately 3 hours. This includes a consultation prior to treatment, the sweat betadine test, local anaesthetic injections and the miradry application.
What is profhilo?
Profhilo is an injectable treatment where a pure hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin allowing for increased hydration dispersed over the treatment area. The hyaluronic acid allows for more even skin tone as well as stimulating the production of collagen and elastin giving a tightening effect to the skin.
How does Profhilo differ from other filler treatments?
Whilst both Profhilo and other filler treatments are a form of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo is a type of treatment known as a skin booster. It does not create volume in the skin like other dermal filler injectable treatments but rather dissipates after the injection allowing for an overall glowy and hydrating look.
What will my face look like immediately after my Profhilo treatment?
Due to the 10 injection sites on the face when completing the Profhilo treatment, your face will be slightly red from the injection of each needle. Additionally, where the Profhilo is injected you will see small lumps as the substance takes a few hours to be absorbed.
What is aquagold?
Aquagold involves a treatment utilising a canister with fine, gold needles in which allow for penetration of hydrating products in the skin with no downtime. We utilise anti-wrinkle solution to minimise pore size and give tightening and pure hyaluronic acid to give an intense hydration to the skin.
Is there downtime associated with aquagold?
No, there is no downtime associated with the aquagold treatment as the needles are so fine they do not create inflammation in the skin.
Why does aquagold use gold needles unlike standard microneedling?
Gold is a metal in which can be created into the finest needle size. This material is utilised in the aquagold treatment as it creates minimal to no damage to the skin allowing for penetration of product without the formation of any inflammation or downtime.
What is the difference between Universkin and regular skin care brands?
- Universkin is not just a cosmetic skin care brand. It is only approved and sold by doctors as the active ingredients utilised are at therapeutic strengths and therefore may only be prescribed by select medical professionals.
- Universkin allows for a tailored skin care journey for each client as a selection of fresh, active ingredients are combined in a formula specialised for you and your skin conditions or concerns.
What products do you stock from Universkin?
In our clinic we stock all products offered by Universkin. This includes cleansers, moisturisers, serums and all 19 active ingredients that can be carefully formulated to suit you!
What are the benefits of a personalised skincare product such as that offered by Universkin?
- Universkin enables skin health professionals to create more than 1.8 million different serum formulas in 57 different concentrations. Universkin is a unique skincare approach tailored to the individual rather than a broas treatment approach for the general population.
- Universkin is the go-to skincare component of a holistic approach for tackling challenging facial skin conditions, ranging from pigmentation issues in olive skin tones to acne-prone skin with laxity and wrinkles, as well as discoloration and sensitivity concerns, among others.
What is sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen in the skin. Collagen is the framework that supports cells and tissues in the skin and deteriorates due to a range of factors including age, sun exposure and inflammation in the skin. This in turn helps to restore deep, underlying structures allowing facial wrinkles to diminish.
What does sculptra do in the skin?
Sculptra activates the skin natural regeneration process to help replenish lost collagen as we age. Collagen is the most common and important protein in the body that supports the skin’s inner structure. It targets these collagen cells in the deep dermis to give more structure and support in areas of wrinkles and folds.
How long does sculptra last for?
- Results from sculptra appear gradually and can last for up to two years.
- Activate the skin’s natural regenerative process with Sculptra to help replenish lost facial collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in the body and helps support the skin’s inner structure.