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Cosmeceutical Skin Care – The Perfect Prescription Part 1

January 2017

What is a cosmeceutical? In simple terms cosmeceuticals are skin care products that contain ‘active ingredients’. These ingredients are grounded in scientific evidence and have been shown to contribute to measurable improvements in the various signs of ageing – improving skin texture, promoting collagen growth, reducing pigment (the list goes on..) What do cosmeceuticals offer our skin that other more intensive cosmetic treatments such as cosmetic injectables and laser skin treatments do not? The answer is nothing. Cosmeceuticals are at their best preserving the results of other more intensive cosmetic treatments. If you are going to invest in laser skin treatments...

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Cosmeceutical Skin Care – The Perfect Prescription Part 2

January 2017

Which cosmeceuticals to choose? The perfect cosmeceutical prescription for your skin depends on what your skin concerns are. For example, if you’re worried about preserving collagen (collagen is the skins scaffolding and decreases with age contributing to fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity) get yourself onto a good topical Vitamin A serum. If your main concern is brightening the skin I’d recommend using regular lactic acid (topical or regular chemical peels), vitamin C and Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B). The list of different cosmeceutical combinations goes on and on, so it pays to get a thorough skin assessment to establish the prescription that works...

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A Beginners Guide to Cosmetic Medicine Part 1

November 2016

If you’re like me your skin care routine has come a long way over the years. There seems to be a natural progression that most girls and woman experience – from using toners and blackhead strips in our teen years, to shopping at the Myer Cosmetic Counter in our 20’s and 30’s where all the products are ‘clinically proven’ (they must work!). I don’t think any of us expect miracles but it would be nice if these expensive products actually delivered the results they promise. Disappointingly this usually is not the case. Sure the products smell look and smell beautiful but the truth is most of these creams, serums and masks rarely deliver anything more than this...

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A Beginners Guide to Cosmetic Medicine Part 2

November 2016

Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are the talk of the town and most people are at least curious about what they can do to enhance their beauty. The truth is, they are fabulous, so fabulous they are probably the most satisfying cosmetic treatment you could hope for in a single sitting. Knowledgeable experienced injectors who keep up to date with advances in injecting techniques can work wonders and most people are surprised to learn of the extensive indications for these treatments. For example, dermal fillers can be used to fill tear troughs for clients with under eye hollowing as a result of ageing or perhaps bad genetics...

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