Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Magazine #67

Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty is the go-to magazine for anyone considering an aesthetic procedure. Covering a huge range of treatments with in-depth expert interviews and hundreds of before and after photos.

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regulars<br />

18 Editor’s letter<br />

20 Contributors<br />

22 Newsfront<br />

130 Directory<br />

features<br />

34 <strong>Beauty</strong> on the fly<br />

Smart tips for the frequent traveller<br />

38 Why do men age better?<br />

46 Hot or not? <strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgery<br />

trends for 2015<br />

58 The rise <strong>and</strong> rise of male<br />

cosmetic surgery<br />

72 Face off<br />

Compare aesthetics in a battle<br />

of the sexes<br />

88 Light years ahead<br />

Which laser treatment works<br />

best for what?<br />

breasts<br />

50 Tailor-made breast<br />

augmentation<br />

Base your decision to undergo<br />

breast surgery on the expertise of<br />

the surgeon, not the price tag<br />

men<br />

64 Rugged good looks<br />

Rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin<br />

augmentation can create a more<br />

masculine appearance<br />

hair loss<br />

70 New frontiers in treating<br />

hair loss<br />

face<br />

74 Look your best at every age<br />

Surgical <strong>and</strong> non-surgical<br />

treatments for beauty through<br />

the ages<br />

79 Wake up, made up<br />

The art of permanent makeup<br />

eyes<br />

86 Youthful eyes<br />

Eyelid surgery can take years off<br />

your appearance<br />

skin<br />

90 Infinitely beautiful<br />

Counter skin laxity <strong>and</strong> improve<br />

tone <strong>and</strong> texture<br />

tattoo removal<br />

96 Tattoo reversal<br />

Clear unwanted ink<br />

hair removal<br />

98 Permanent hair reduction for<br />

light hair colours<br />

intimate surgery<br />

102 Regain your inner confidence<br />

There’s more to vaginal<br />

rejuvenation than aesthetics<br />

beauty & spa<br />

106 Calling all hair <strong>and</strong> beauty<br />

professionals<br />

Salon Melbourne is the premier<br />

beauty event this year<br />

112 Body building for hair<br />

Bigger is definitely better<br />

116 Prepare to repair<br />

Your post-summer skin<br />

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124 2015’s a real beauty<br />

The latest <strong>and</strong> greatest in<br />

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The world of cosmetic surgery certainly doesn’t st<strong>and</strong> still<br />

– 17 years on <strong>and</strong> we are still reporting on new advances<br />

in technology <strong>and</strong> procedures. Who would have thought<br />

Tthat when we fi rst launched <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> in 1998<br />

botulinum toxin injections (the number-one cosmetic procedure<br />

globally) weren’t even available in Australia? Or that back then the<br />

debate was raging over whether carbon dioxide or erbium laser<br />

was better for skin resurfacing, when these days fractional lasers<br />

can reduce the downtime from several weeks to a couple of days?<br />

I think very few people would have predicted just how mainstream cosmetic<br />

enhancement would become, or the capabilities of today’s non-surgical devices <strong>and</strong><br />

products to rival the results of certain surgeries. Now it’s your turn to predict the future<br />

of cosmetic surgery <strong>and</strong> enhancement. Turn to page 46 <strong>and</strong> hazard a guess at which<br />

procedures will be hot (or not) in our <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> Trends feature.<br />

Men haven’t been immune to the changing l<strong>and</strong>scape of cosmetic enhancement. The<br />

number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 273 percent since<br />

1997, with cosmetic injectables, rhinoplasty, body contouring <strong>and</strong> eyelid surgery being<br />

among the most popular procedures. You can read more about this growth in our Men’s<br />

Special, which includes the Rise <strong>and</strong> Rise of Male <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> on page 58 <strong>and</strong> Why<br />

Do Men Age Better? on page 38.<br />

We also report on the innovations for treating hair loss (pages 66 <strong>and</strong> 70), groundbreaking<br />

advancements in laser technology (from page 88), <strong>and</strong> showcase some outst<strong>and</strong>ing before<br />

<strong>and</strong> after results in breast augmentation (from page 50) <strong>and</strong> face surgery (from page 74).<br />

Plus, there’s a bumper beauty section in this issue, including the products to use to repair<br />

post-summer skin (page 116) <strong>and</strong> the best new beauty buys of 2015 (page 124).<br />

It’s not just technologies <strong>and</strong> surgical techniques that are constantly evolving in this<br />

industry – the way prospective patients research <strong>and</strong> choose doctors is also changing,<br />

with more <strong>and</strong> more people jumping online to further their research. To meet the dem<strong>and</strong><br />

of our readers, last year we launched our free online version of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> on www.cosbeauty.com.au <strong>and</strong> have been blown away by the great response.<br />

We’re now seeing more than 400,000 visitors a year to the digital editions alone – <strong>and</strong> it’s<br />

growing daily!<br />

I’m excited about the future of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> as we build<br />

on the success of our digital editions <strong>and</strong> further exp<strong>and</strong> our online content network to<br />

provide you with trusted, relevant <strong>and</strong> comprehensive information.<br />

Cheers to a great 2015!<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

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does not purport to be a substitute for medical advice. All readers are advised to seek medical advice from a doctor if considering<br />

cosmetic surgery. The publisher <strong>and</strong> the authors do not accept any liability whatsoever in respect of an action taken by readers in<br />

reliance on the recommendations set out in this magazine. Except where specifi ed in captions, photographs depict models who have<br />

not necessarily received treatments described in this magazine.<br />

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Cheers to longevity!<br />

There is an abundance of evidence that Resveratrol – a compound found in red wine<br />

<strong>and</strong> grapes – is linked to an array of health benefi ts, such as reduced risk of age-related<br />

diseases. Now, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California,<br />

add a new benefi t to the growing list of “reasons to indulge”.<br />

The research team, including lead author Mathew Sajish <strong>and</strong> senior investigator<br />

Paul Schimmel, investigated resveratrol’s association with tRNA synthetases, which are<br />

enzymes that aid in the translation of genetic material during the production of proteins.<br />

Once in the nucleus, the researchers found that the TyrRS-resveratrol combination<br />

switched on a gene called PARP-1, known to play a role in stress response <strong>and</strong> DNA<br />

repair <strong>and</strong> to have a major infl uence on ageing. What is more, activating PARP-1 also<br />

switched on a number of other protective genes, including FOXO3A <strong>and</strong> SIRT6 –<br />

associated with longevity – <strong>and</strong> the tumor-suppressor gene p53.<br />

Two glasses of red wine have been shown to trigger the stress response that<br />

promotes numerous health benefi ts.<br />

Women with breast implants<br />

urged not to be alarmed by<br />

inaccurate reports on cancer link<br />

In response to a recent study linking infection<br />

caused by breast implants to a rare cancer,<br />

the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has<br />

released a statement advising women to consult<br />

with their doctor if they’re concerned.<br />

‘However, we urge women not to be unduly<br />

alarmed as this is an exceptionally rare cancer<br />

affecting only 170 women worldwide to date.<br />

To put it in perspective, we are talking about a<br />

potential risk to approximately one in one million<br />

women with breast implants,’ says President of<br />

the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr<br />

Tony Kane.<br />

Associate Professor An<strong>and</strong> Deva, author of<br />

the study published in the journal Plastic <strong>and</strong><br />

Reconstructive <strong>Surgery</strong>, has recommended a<br />

14- point safety plan around breast implants,<br />

saying all surgeons need to be conscious of<br />

the risk of infection when the implants go into<br />

the breast.<br />

‘While it is important that women aren’t<br />

alarmed by this study, it is essential that patients<br />

are followed up annually for a clinical examination<br />

<strong>and</strong> they are educated about how to identify any<br />

abnormalities such as a lump around the implant,’<br />

explains Associate Professor Deva.<br />

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Swiss skincare br<strong>and</strong> Teoxane Laboratories<br />

received two Anti-Ageing & <strong>Beauty</strong> Trophies<br />

at the Anti-Ageing Medicine European<br />

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The Lab’s latest innovation, the Teosyal<br />

Pen was awarded Best Aesthetic Device.<br />

It signifi es the fi rst motorised <strong>and</strong> cordless<br />

device, designed to inject hyaluronic acid to<br />

correct wrinkles <strong>and</strong> depressions.<br />

Teosyal PureSense Redensity [II] took out<br />

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circles, prominent tear troughs <strong>and</strong> bags<br />

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Both products are approved for use here<br />

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Cutera is a global provider of laser light<br />

<strong>and</strong> energy-based aesthetic systems. This<br />

February, it hosted a forum of renowned<br />

keynote speakers at the Cutera University<br />

Australia event, held at The Hilton Sydney.<br />

Various topics were covered in the daylong<br />

program, with keynote presentations<br />

on Laser Physics <strong>and</strong> Safety; Various<br />

Options for Hair Removal; Medical <strong>and</strong><br />

Aesthetic Vascular Treatments; Combining<br />

Ablative <strong>and</strong> Fractional Procedures; <strong>and</strong><br />

the Correction of Double Chin Using Radio-<br />

Frequency Technology.<br />

Clinical talks were partnered with<br />

sessions on optimising patient consults,<br />

improving aesthetic marketing <strong>and</strong> why<br />

clinical photography is important.<br />

Expert speakers included Melbourne<br />

laser dermatologist, Dr Philip Bekhor; US<br />

medical aesthetician Dr Tahl N Humes; past<br />

president of the Australasian Society of<br />

Aesthetic Plastic <strong>Surgery</strong> Dr Scott Ingram;<br />

registered nurse <strong>and</strong> Cutera trainer Barb<br />

Powers; <strong>and</strong> Director of the Korean Society<br />

for Aesthetic <strong>and</strong> Surgical Dermatology<br />

Prof. Kim Wonserk of South Korea.<br />

“BACKYARD”<br />


Consumers have been warned about the dangers of receiving treatment<br />

with cosmetic injectables at the h<strong>and</strong>s of unregistered practitioners<br />

in NSW. There are a number of beauty parlours <strong>and</strong> salons offering<br />

cosmetic services without the qualifi cations to do so, say recent reports.<br />

Anti-wrinkle injections are restricted under Schedule 4 of the poisons<br />

list. This means these injections, alongside dermal fi llers, can only be<br />

administered by a medical practitioner or a nurse under the supervision<br />

of a doctor.<br />

“Unregistered cosmetic surgery places people at greater risk from<br />

poor surgical outcomes, severe infections <strong>and</strong> even nerve damage or<br />

disfi gurement,” says NSW acting chief health offi cer Dr Jeremy McAnulty.<br />

The same cautioning was reiterated by the NSW president of the<br />

Australian Medical Association Dr Saxon Smith. “When it comes to<br />

cosmetic surgery performed by an unregistered practitioner, it is not<br />

worth risking your face over,” he said.<br />

MyFaceMyBody Awards, originally from the UK, is now launching<br />

in Australia. The inaugural event will be held on 28 November<br />

2015 at The Hilton Sydney <strong>and</strong> is the only consumer awards<br />

dedicated to the cosmetic <strong>and</strong> aesthetic industry.<br />

The event will recognise <strong>and</strong> reward br<strong>and</strong>s for their product<br />

innovation <strong>and</strong> popularity. It will also acknowledge clinics for<br />

exceptional experiences <strong>and</strong> outst<strong>and</strong>ing services to their<br />

consumers. Leading industry professionals, consumer br<strong>and</strong>s,<br />

journalists <strong>and</strong> celebrities will be in attendance.<br />

For more information <strong>and</strong> to register your interest visit<br />

www.GlobalAestheticAwards.com <strong>and</strong> please contact stephen@<br />

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Dr Longin Zurek in Ho Chi Minh City<br />

Last December, Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Longin Zurek attended the 11th Annual<br />

International Scientifi c Congress of the Ho Chi Minh City Society of Plastic & Aesthetic<br />

<strong>Surgery</strong>. The conference theme was “Towards the Growth of Aesthetic <strong>Surgery</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

Medicine” <strong>and</strong> the two-day event was held at the Equatorial Hotel in Ho Chi Minh<br />

City, Vietnam.<br />

Dr Zurek was asked to present his fi ndings on The Modifi ed S-Lift: A 17-Year<br />

Evolution; Techniques <strong>and</strong> Refi nements in Fat Grafting; <strong>and</strong> Otoplasty Without Incision.<br />

1929-2015<br />

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of the founding fathers of liposuction.<br />

In the 1980s, French surgeon Dr Illouz<br />

developed the suction-assisted liposuction<br />

technique following the injection of<br />

tumescent fl uid. He also introduced the use<br />

of a blunt-tipped cannula, which results in<br />

less bleeding <strong>and</strong> trauma, as well as easier<br />

movement through the fatty tissue.<br />



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HOPE TURNS 20<br />

Operation Restore Hope Australia is a<br />

not-for-profi t, non-government charity<br />

founded by Sydney plastic surgeon<br />

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson. It calls upon a<br />

team of plastic <strong>and</strong> oral <strong>and</strong> maxillofacial<br />

surgeons to repair cleft lips <strong>and</strong> palates for<br />

underprivileged children in the Philippines.<br />

Three teams of volunteers are sent to the<br />

Phillippines, <strong>and</strong> each mission typically<br />

lasts one week.<br />

As well as the provision of surgeries <strong>and</strong><br />

health care, the volunteers of Operation<br />

Restore Hope also provide equipment <strong>and</strong><br />

develop the skills of the local medical staff<br />

to enable the continuation of care once<br />

the mission is complete.<br />

For more information, <strong>and</strong> to fi nd out<br />

how to volunteer, head to<br />

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Almost 60,000 visitors from around the world attended<br />

Cosmoprof Asia 2014, which was held in November last year<br />

at the Hong Kong Convention <strong>and</strong> Exhibition Centre. It was<br />

the biggest-ever show, with 2,363 exhibitors from 42 countries<br />

<strong>and</strong> regions covering in excess of 81,500 square meters of<br />

exhibition space.<br />

With an exhibition focus on Nails <strong>and</strong> Accessories,<br />

Cosmoprof Asia 2014 had a dedicated zone showcasing<br />

124 companies representing the full spectrum from nail care<br />

to nail polish, <strong>and</strong> nail accessories to decorative tools. This<br />

was partnered with International Nail Days, a three-day<br />

programme of presentations by nail artists <strong>and</strong> industry experts<br />

from Japan, Korea <strong>and</strong> France.<br />

The comprehensive educational programme at this year’s<br />

show included 13 different presentations over the three show<br />

days covering the widest scope of topics <strong>and</strong> including spa<br />

<strong>and</strong> wellness, nail, beauty trends, market updates as well as<br />

innovation <strong>and</strong> formulation. A total of 775 delegates attended.<br />

The 2015 show will run from November 11-13 at the Hong<br />

Kong Convention <strong>and</strong> Exhibition Centre.<br />


The Australasian College of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong><br />

Raising St<strong>and</strong>ards,<br />

Protecting Patients<br />

Dedicated to quality, ethical<br />

<strong>and</strong> responsible practice.<br />

Accreditation is Important<br />

All Fellows of the Australasian College of <strong>Cosmetic</strong><br />

<strong>Surgery</strong> (FACCS) are specifically trained in cosmetic<br />

surgery <strong>and</strong> are required by the College to maintain<br />

their skills through a Continuing Professional<br />

Development programme.<br />

All Fellows of the Faculty of Medicine (FFMACCS)<br />

are specifically trained in cosmetic medicine <strong>and</strong><br />

are required by the College to maintain their skills<br />

through a Continuing Professional Development<br />

programme.<br />




If doctors display this Seal,<br />

you can be assured they<br />

comply with the College’s<br />

exemplary st<strong>and</strong>ards of its<br />

Code of Practice, available<br />

at www.accs.org.au<br />

How qualified is your doctor?<br />

Do they have the right to display these symbols?<br />

For further information about the College<br />

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industry<br />

Raising<br />

st<strong>and</strong>ards in<br />

the use of<br />

cosmetic<br />

injectables<br />

The Australasian<br />

College of <strong>Cosmetic</strong><br />

<strong>Surgery</strong> (ACCS) has<br />

launched a Diploma in<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> InjeCTAbles<br />

as part of their<br />

ongoing dediCATion to<br />

raising sTAndards <strong>and</strong><br />

protecting patients<br />

in Australia. Caitlin<br />

Bishop reports.<br />

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industry<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections<br />

<strong>and</strong> dermal fillers, are more popular than ever<br />

before. According to the Australasian College of<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> (ACCS), Australians spend around $300<br />

million a year on anti-wrinkle injections alone.<br />

For this reason, the ACCS is launching a Diploma in<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> Injectables. This is offered to doctors hoping to<br />

We’re going to raise the level<br />

of skill of the practitioners<br />

performing cosmetic injectables<br />

to a higher level<br />

gain regulated, h<strong>and</strong>s-on experience <strong>and</strong> training in the use<br />

of injectables for cosmetic enhancement.<br />

‘We’re going to raise the level of skill of the practitioners<br />

performing cosmetic injectables to a higher level,’ explains<br />

President of the ACCS Dr Soo-Keat Lim. ‘The Diploma<br />

offers training <strong>and</strong> exposure to a wide range of cases as<br />

well as experience in performing treatments with different<br />

cosmetic injectables.’<br />

Covering all anti-wrinkles injections <strong>and</strong> most dermal<br />

fillers available, the Diploma grants doctors a comprehensive<br />

insight into the Australian cosmetic arena.<br />

‘The ACCS is at the forefront of providing education to<br />

doctors in cosmetic medicine,’ says Adelaide cosmetic<br />

physician Dr Irene Kushelew. ‘The Diploma provides<br />

training in the use of all botulinum toxins <strong>and</strong> major fillers<br />

in Australia. It covers the different dosages required for the<br />

three different toxins available, <strong>and</strong> also demonstrates the<br />

suitable placement sites of different dermal fillers.’<br />

The benefits of this are multi-fold, affecting both the<br />

practitioner <strong>and</strong> the client. A certification that a practitioner<br />

has undergone specific, regulated training in the use<br />

of injectables – under the provision of an independent,<br />

established body such as the ACCS – means the<br />

practitioner can “st<strong>and</strong> out from the crowd” <strong>and</strong> gives<br />

patients confidence that they are consulting with a trained,<br />

experienced provider.<br />

‘The patient can be assured they’re undergoing<br />

treatment with an experienced injectables practitioner,<br />

with training <strong>and</strong> expertise,’ Dr Lim explains. ‘In the future,<br />

patients will be able to ask – has this practitioner completed<br />

a course with the ACCS?’<br />

The program for certification comprises practical<br />

workshops, conferences, meetings <strong>and</strong> ongoing<br />

mentorship. The Diploma typically takes one year<br />

to complete <strong>and</strong> involves a final examination, which<br />

incorporates a practical assessment.<br />

‘The Diploma will involve training, background<br />

information, <strong>and</strong> exposure to cases,’ Dr Lim explains. ‘Most<br />

importantly, it will afford doctors experience in performing<br />

injectable treatments under instruction, using specific<br />

techniques chosen for their effectiveness.’<br />

In a world of instant, easily accessible information,<br />

injectable techniques can be viewed on platforms such as<br />

Google or YouTube. Alarmingly, these video demonstrations<br />

can be created <strong>and</strong> uploaded by anyone, regardless of their<br />

training <strong>and</strong> experience.<br />

The Diploma in <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Injectables from the ACCS<br />

presents a way for doctors to differentiate between various<br />

injectable techniques <strong>and</strong> creates an important st<strong>and</strong>ard in<br />

training for cosmetic injectables.<br />

‘Very often practitioners watch videos on injectable<br />

techniques, or sit in on a conference before taking home a<br />

DVD displaying the discussed treatments,’ Dr Lim explains.<br />

‘This is simply not good enough; practitioners need to be<br />

“h<strong>and</strong>s on” with their training. Firstly, they need to be shown<br />

how to inject the right way, then perform the treatment<br />

themselves under supervision of the educator.’<br />

‘It’s not simply a matter of knowing where to place the<br />

injection, but also knowing how much product to use <strong>and</strong><br />

how deeply it should be delivered,’ Dr Lim continues. ‘Some<br />

muscles lie deeper than others, <strong>and</strong> the injection needs to<br />

be tailored according to this. It’s a very precise practice,<br />

<strong>and</strong> requires a skill that must be taught.’<br />

The patient can be assured<br />

they’re undergoing treatment<br />

with an experienced cosmetic<br />

injectables practitioner<br />

The ACCS is inviting all cosmetic doctors to apply for the<br />

Diploma in <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Injectables. Registration as a medical<br />

practitioner is essential, <strong>and</strong> doctors must have a minimum<br />

of three years experience as a medical practitioner to be<br />

eligible for enrolment.<br />

As the popularity of injectables continues to rise –<br />

spanning men <strong>and</strong> women of different backgrounds <strong>and</strong> all<br />

ages – the training <strong>and</strong> experience of practitioners should<br />

be maintained at the highest level to help sustain <strong>and</strong><br />

support this growth.<br />

‘When I first started using anti-wrinkle injections in 1996<br />

– the first doctor to use them in South Australia – there<br />

was no training available <strong>and</strong> I had to do my research<br />

using journals <strong>and</strong> incorporating the techniques of my<br />

colleagues,’ Dr Kushelew explains.<br />

‘With the growing popularity of cosmetic injectables in<br />

Australia, this Diploma is an excellent resource for doctors<br />

hoping to boost the quality of their cosmetic practice. It’s<br />

really setting the benchmark for cosmetic injectable use in<br />

Australia.’ csbm<br />

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AACDS<br />


with A5M<br />





The Australasian Academy of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Dermal Science (AACDS) is pleased<br />

to announce their partnership with the Australasian Academy of Anti-<br />

Ageing Medicine (A5M). The partnership provides AACDS graduates with<br />

a streamlined pathway into the fi eld of Anti-Ageing Medicine.<br />

The new unit “Principles of Anti-Ageing Medicine” is a core unit of the<br />

Nationally Accredited qualifi cations: the Graduate Diploma of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Nursing<br />

<strong>and</strong> Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies. On successful completion of the<br />

unit, students will gain advanced st<strong>and</strong>ing into A5M’s Certifi cation in Anti-Ageing<br />

Medicine for Allied Health Professionals. This effectively reduces the course<br />

duration <strong>and</strong> workload by a third.<br />

AACDS Course Coordinator <strong>and</strong> cosmetic physician Dr Cuong Danh states:<br />

‘There is a natural connection between cosmetic medicine, dermal therapies<br />

<strong>and</strong> anti-ageing medicine. Many cosmetic treatments are further enhanced by<br />

incorporating anti-ageing modalities, so it’s only a matter of time before cosmetic<br />

clinics adopt a more holistic approach to practice.’<br />

The AACDS Curriculum Advisory Board unanimously agreed on the inclusion<br />

of anti-ageing medicine within the curriculum. ‘Instead of reinventing the wheel,<br />

we approached A5M about utilising some of their course material in order to<br />

create an articulation between the two qualifi cations,’ says AACDS Director<br />

April Jorgensen.<br />

The Graduate Diploma of <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Nursing is currently the only nationally<br />

accredited course of its kind. Developed for qualifi ed registered <strong>and</strong> enrolled<br />

nurses, the curriculum covers the key competencies required for nurses to<br />

work within a cosmetic medical clinic, including dermal therapies <strong>and</strong> cosmetic<br />

injectables procedures. The Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies is the highest<br />

qualifi cation level in dermal therapies currently available in Australia <strong>and</strong> teaches<br />

qualifi ed beauty <strong>and</strong> health professionals safe <strong>and</strong> effective dermal therapies<br />

including laser, skin needling, chemical peels <strong>and</strong> other light-based therapies.<br />

A cosmetic nurse or dermal therapist can further enhance their scope of<br />

practice by completing the A5M Certifi cation in Anti-Ageing Medicine for Allied<br />

Health Professionals. This certifi cation provides graduates with the knowledge<br />

<strong>and</strong> skills to detect, prevent <strong>and</strong> treat certain age-related dysfunctions <strong>and</strong><br />

disorders. ‘AACDS graduates will receive full credit for one of the three modules<br />

required to complete the A5M Certifi cation in Anti-Ageing Medicine. We look<br />

forward to strengthening our ties with the aesthetic profession through this<br />

articulation,’ A5M Director Helen Anton concludes. csbm<br />

For further information about AACDS courses, visit www.aacds.edu.au<br />

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industry<br />

Streamline<br />

your practice with<br />

Shortcuts Fusion<br />

Shortcuts Fusion is<br />

packed with features<br />

to streamline your<br />

day-to-day practice<br />

<strong>and</strong> help your front<br />

desk staff work more<br />

efficiently. Caitlin<br />

Bishop reports.<br />

Introducing Shortcuts Fusion, the latest technology from Shortcuts Software.<br />

The platform is designed to streamline <strong>and</strong> optimise the day-to-day running<br />

of your clinic. It assists the front desk staff to work more efficiently <strong>and</strong> includes<br />

new features, such as the Client Dashboard, Arrivals Screen <strong>and</strong> more.<br />

‘The new Shortcuts Fusion update streamlines front desk operations, <strong>and</strong><br />

makes information – on clients, stocks <strong>and</strong> treatments – easily accessible <strong>and</strong><br />

automatically updatable,’ says Shortcuts educator Brooke Morkham-Calvert.<br />

Client dashboard<br />

One of the major features in the new version is the Client Dashboard. This allows<br />

your front desk staff to retrieve all the information on any given client with just<br />

one click.<br />

‘Instead of drilling into the software, all the operator needs to do is select the<br />

client’s name <strong>and</strong> all the information comes up,’ Morkham-Calvert explains. ‘This<br />

means past <strong>and</strong> future appointments, any alert notices such as contraindications<br />

for treatment, the client’s preferred practitioner <strong>and</strong> their average spend, is<br />

displayed automatically with just one click.’<br />

This feature assists the front desk staff when a patient calls the clinic with a<br />

question or to check, reschedule or make an appointment. By displaying patient<br />

records, accounts history, their personalised series of treatments or progress in<br />

a loyalty program, any queries can be answered quickly by the operator, using a<br />

straightforward <strong>and</strong> intuitive process.<br />

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industry<br />

Arrivals screen<br />

In typical software for clinics, patient arrivals are recorded in the appointment<br />

book, alongside all the appointments listed for each practitioner throughout the<br />

day. In a busy practice, this page can become difficult to navigate <strong>and</strong> front desk<br />

staff can easily lose track of each patient’s arrival – be it late, on time, or a noshow.<br />

Shortcuts Fusion has introduced a new screen, solely dedicated to recording<br />

arrivals. This means front desk staff can quickly <strong>and</strong> easily view <strong>and</strong> arrive<br />

clients on one screen – without having to search client-by-client through the<br />

appointment book. It also enables clinicians to see who has arrived – using<br />

the same, automatically updated Arrivals Screen – without having to leave the<br />

treatment room.<br />

‘The Arrivals Screen makes the whole process a lot quicker,’ Morkham-Calvert<br />

explains. ‘A clear list of who should be arriving now is constantly on display, <strong>and</strong><br />

the front-desk staff simply click a button to register each client as they come in.<br />

When a client is late to arrive, their listing automatically turns red. This feature<br />

allows practitioners in different rooms to see exactly what’s happening out in the<br />

waiting room.’<br />

Visual treatment records<br />

This feature is designed to help keep track of a client’s progress, record a<br />

comprehensive history of their treatments <strong>and</strong> also update the point-of-sale <strong>and</strong><br />

stock levels with each treatment performed in-clinic.<br />

‘This feature uses face-mapping technology, with markers for different<br />

treatments, so the clinician can update each client’s treatments as they are<br />

provided. For example, if four units of anti-wrinkle injectables have been used<br />

on the forehead <strong>and</strong> crows feet, this information is directly reflected in the Visual<br />

Treatment Records,’ Morkham-Calvert explains.<br />

‘This not only helps keep a detailed history of each client’s treatments, it<br />

also automatically updates the point of sale system <strong>and</strong> professional stock<br />

levels in “real-time”, according to what’s been used with each client. The point<br />

of sale update can be especially important for client privacy, as the client does<br />

not have to return to the front desk <strong>and</strong> talk about the treatment they just<br />

received; it’s already on the system <strong>and</strong> they can be charged accurately,’<br />

Morkham-Calvert adds.<br />

Surcharges<br />

Manually calculating surcharges is now a thing of the past. This feature enables<br />

clinics to automatically calculate <strong>and</strong> schedule surcharges for weekends, public<br />

holidays or for certain payment types.<br />

‘The clinic can configure exactly how much they wish the surcharge to be, <strong>and</strong><br />

for which days <strong>and</strong> payment types. Shortcuts Fusion then automatically adds<br />

this surcharge into the point of sale,’ Morkham-Calvert explains. ‘No customer<br />

likes a surcharge, particularly when they have to wait for the calculation at the<br />

front desk, so Shortcuts makes surcharging quick <strong>and</strong> clear for both the staff<br />

<strong>and</strong> the customer.’<br />

In a time where many clinics are striving for a paper-free office environment,<br />

Shortcuts Fusion delivers a more efficient, streamlined, mess-free system. By<br />

automatically updating client profiles, stock levels <strong>and</strong> the point of sale system,<br />

Shortcuts Fusion can optimise the collaboration between the front desk staff <strong>and</strong><br />

treatment practitioners, all the while making the in-clinic experience stress free<br />

<strong>and</strong> professional for each client. csbm<br />

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feature<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong><br />

on the<br />

fly<br />

How to travel<br />

beautifully:<br />

smart tips for the<br />

frequent traveller.<br />

Tara Casey reports.<br />

While it might be fun <strong>and</strong> enormously rewarding, when it<br />

comes to the beauty stakes, globetrotting can be less<br />

than flattering. Have you ever arrived at your destination<br />

after a flight <strong>and</strong> your hair is either st<strong>and</strong>ing on end or stuck to your<br />

scalp? Your eyes look like red bulbs <strong>and</strong> your skin feels dryer than<br />

the Sahara?<br />

Not anymore. We have sourced the perfect products that allow<br />

you to travel like celebrities <strong>and</strong> flight attendants, who seem to<br />

effortlessly disembark looking like they just stepped out of a BeneFit<br />

beauty bar.<br />

In a similar manner to the age-old holiday shoe dilemma, it’s very<br />

hard to know what you’re actually going to use on a trip, be it a<br />

weekend away or overseas jaunt. Ideally, if you’re chasing sunshine<br />

<strong>and</strong> good weather, lots of sun care products <strong>and</strong> minimal (if any)<br />

makeup will suffice, but most of us decide to err on the side of<br />

caution <strong>and</strong> throw everything into the bag just in case.<br />

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Trips away are also the perfect excuse to indulge in the<br />

purchase of some gorgeous makeup palettes, as you tell<br />

yourself that you’ll pare down your beauty regime <strong>and</strong> will<br />

only bring one little kit with you. Of course you won’t, you’ll<br />

bring all your regular stuff <strong>and</strong> the gorgeous palette but<br />

you’re off on your holidays, so why not treat yourself?<br />

However, when it comes to packing your beauty kit for<br />

a trip away, it’s the small things that count. And by that<br />

we mean travel size. Here are some of our fave products<br />

for beauty on the fl y!<br />

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6<br />

1. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free<br />

$25, 2. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by<br />

Ceramide Eye Gel $55, 3. Pelactiv Rapid Repair Eye<br />

<strong>and</strong> Lip Balm $65, 4. MOR Destination Paris Fold-Out<br />

Traveller $59.95, 5. Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack<br />

$24.95, 6. Bobbi Brown Warm Glow Eye Palette –<br />

Scotch on the Rocks Collection $125, 7. SK-II Facial<br />

Treatment Mask 6 pack $140, 8. TriShave 3-in-1 Travel<br />

Kit Women $10.99, 9. Jurlique H<strong>and</strong> Picked Lavender<br />

Essentials (h<strong>and</strong> cream <strong>and</strong> lip balm) $49, 10. Clinique<br />

Party Lips & Nails $45, 11. Evo <strong>Beauty</strong> is Skin Deep<br />

Women’s Essentials Kit $29.95, 12. Pelactiv Travel Pack<br />

$74, 13. Aspect Basic Starter Kit $99.<br />

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Catriona<br />

Rowntree’s<br />

TOP 20<br />

TRAVEL<br />

TIPS<br />

When it comes to travelling beautifully, veteran travel<br />

reporter Catriona Rowntree has it in the bag. During her<br />

time on Getaway she’s spent an average of 42 weeks<br />

a year travelling <strong>and</strong> has collected some great tips on<br />

how to stay refreshed, revived <strong>and</strong> radiant during <strong>and</strong><br />

after fl ights.<br />

1. Never take containers of more than 100ml – they<br />

are too bulky <strong>and</strong> if travelling overseas they will be<br />

confi scated at the airport.<br />

2. Never take glass containers as they can break.<br />

3. Never take containers of products, especially tubes,<br />

that have the potential to burst.<br />

4. Never take any pressurised containers.<br />

5. If carrying medication or vitamins, always take<br />

four extra tablets in your h<strong>and</strong> luggage in case you<br />

are delayed.<br />

6. As soon as you embark on the plane set your watch<br />

to the time at your destination <strong>and</strong> change your meal<br />

<strong>and</strong> sleep times accordingly.<br />

7. Always carry a large shawl or pashmina with you –<br />

extra cover if you feel cold on the plane <strong>and</strong> it can<br />

also be an instant outfi t updater!<br />

8. Carry a good quality eye mask <strong>and</strong> a set of earplugs<br />

with you to help you get some shut-eye.<br />

9. Only carry basic makeup <strong>and</strong> skincare products on<br />

the plane; keep the rest in your suitcase. Things to<br />

take on the plane include a moisturising lip gel, a<br />

misting spray for instant hydration, a small bottle of<br />

fragrance, a pressed makeup compact (no worries<br />

about spilling), facial cleansing wipes <strong>and</strong> mascara.<br />

10. Keep an old pair of thick socks h<strong>and</strong>y – if your feet<br />

are warm, the rest of you will be, too.<br />

11. When you arrive at your destination never go straight<br />

to bed. Always have a walk outside <strong>and</strong> try to get<br />

a small amount of sunlight. This will stimulate your<br />

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feature<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

pineal gl<strong>and</strong>, which helps to regulate your sleep<br />

pattern. Similarly, the fi rst night at your destination<br />

refrain from going to sleep before 9pm or you will<br />

most likely wake up in the middle of the night!<br />

12. Drink lots of water, especially on your day of arrival.<br />

During a fl ight you retain more fl uid due to limited<br />

movement <strong>and</strong> cabin pressure.<br />

13. Always take vitamins when you travel. You need<br />

extra protection when exposed to germs that are<br />

foreign to your body. Make sure your vitamins include<br />

zinc, which helps your immune functions.<br />

14. Pack a relaxing fragrant c<strong>and</strong>le to use in your hotel<br />

room. Ones in tins are especially good for travelling.<br />

Little things such as buying a bunch of fl owers <strong>and</strong><br />

packing your own pillowcase can make your hotel<br />

feel more like home, particularly when you are on a<br />

long trip.<br />

15. Carry a small medicine kit that contains items such<br />

as B<strong>and</strong>aids, aspirin, antiseptic wipes <strong>and</strong> any<br />

other medical necessities that you may need at<br />

your destination.<br />

16. Give your hair a good conditioning treatment before<br />

you take your trip to keep her hair manageable in<br />

transit. And make sure you pack some travel-size<br />

shampoos <strong>and</strong> conditioners.<br />

17. If you are backpacking, take along a silk liner for your<br />

sleeping bag – it costs next to nothing but makes<br />

bedtime so much nicer.<br />

18. If you don’t have a distinctive suitcase make sure you<br />

put a coloured strap or big bold ribbon around it to<br />

make it easily identifi able when it is on the carousel.<br />

19. If you wear glasses, take a spare pair just in case you<br />

lose them on your travels.<br />

20. Never take anything on a trip that you can’t bear<br />

to lose. It’s best to leave items close to your heart<br />

at home.<br />

1. Benefit Rock-Itude $40<br />

2. PureTan Pure Moisture Coconut Trio Set $27.95<br />

3. Dermalogica Our Favourite Gift Set $60<br />

4. KMS California Moist Repair Travel Kit $14.95<br />

HOME<br />

SWEET<br />

HOME<br />

Bring a mini version of your<br />

favourite c<strong>and</strong>le with you –<br />

it’s sure to make any hotel<br />

room smell like home.<br />

Glasshouse Fragrance<br />

Tahaa Vanilla Caramel On<br />

The Go Duo Travel Kit<br />

$29.95<br />

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Why<br />

do men<br />

age<br />

better?<br />

While women may be the fairer sex, men enjoy<br />

some significant cosmetic advantages when it<br />

comes to ageing. Tara Casey reports.<br />

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Men <strong>and</strong> women age differently – <strong>and</strong> the process tends to treat men more<br />

favourably. So, apart from the obvious, how do the sexes differ?<br />

Bone size<br />

Male bones are generally longer <strong>and</strong> larger than female bones <strong>and</strong> have more<br />

obvious muscle markings. Men also have bigger skulls, with more prominent brow<br />

ridges, bigger jaws, chins, cheekbones <strong>and</strong> noses, giving men’s faces a squarish<br />

shape <strong>and</strong> stronger features than women’s.<br />

These differences in bone structure are hormonally triggered at puberty. Increased<br />

levels of testosterone trigger the growth of certain bony facial features so boys’<br />

faces grow more than girls’. Female faces remain relatively childlike. High levels of<br />

oestrogen in growing girls prevents the growth of facial bone <strong>and</strong> results in increased<br />

thickness of lips <strong>and</strong> fat deposition in the cheek area, whereas a male face is often<br />

‘chiselled’ in appearance.<br />

Faces with masculine features – such as a large jaw <strong>and</strong> prominent cheekbones<br />

– appear dominant, <strong>and</strong> dominance is associated with male reproductive success in<br />

many species, including humans.<br />

Using CT scans of 100 men <strong>and</strong> women, researchers at Duke University<br />

Medical Center in the US discovered that the bones in the human skull change as<br />

people age. The forehead moves forward while the cheekbones move back. As<br />

the bones move, the overlying muscle <strong>and</strong> skin moves as well, subtly changing<br />

the shape of the face. ‘The facial bones also appear to tilt forward as we get older,<br />

which causes them to lose support for the overlying soft tissues,’ says Dr Michael<br />

Richard, an oculoplastic surgeon at the Duke Eye Center. ‘This results in more<br />

sagging <strong>and</strong> drooping.’<br />

The dramatic ageing of facial bones also happens at a significantly younger<br />

age for women than men, according to Dr David Kahn, assistant professor of plastic<br />

<strong>and</strong> reconstructive surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US.<br />

Women’s facial bones begin to shrink at the onset of early middle age, while men<br />

don’t exhibit this until they are at retirement age.<br />

Musculature<br />

Males tend to be more muscular than females from birth, with girls showing a higher<br />

fat ratio even before puberty. At puberty, males begin to develop heavier bones <strong>and</strong><br />

thicker muscles. The average adult male has about 150 percent of the lean body<br />

mass of an average female, <strong>and</strong> about 50 percent of the body fat.<br />

Because men have bigger muscles than women, this also affects the facial<br />

contours, especially in relation to the jaw <strong>and</strong> neck. It is the difference in their muscle<br />

development that makes males’ Adam’s apples protrude. Men characteristically<br />

have thicker necks than women, <strong>and</strong> often the masseter muscles at the hinges of<br />

the jaw are also more prominent. Cheek <strong>and</strong> forehead muscles can also be more<br />

pronounced. Their muscle size affects the appearance of men’s faces, providing a<br />

more sculpted look than is usually seen in women.<br />

Even the nerve impulses that control muscle movements differ between the<br />

sexes: men <strong>and</strong> women have different left- <strong>and</strong> right-brain connections that affect the<br />

face. In right-h<strong>and</strong>ed individuals, men have stronger left brain to left side uncrossed<br />

cortico-muscular projections <strong>and</strong> women stronger right to right.<br />

While men have larger muscles, women are more facially expressive, suggesting<br />

that they may use their facial muscles more. This gender difference is present from<br />

birth; girl babies smile more than boys do.<br />

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While many of the 53 facial muscles are involved in conveying the universally<br />

recognised expressions of anger, happiness, surprise, fear, sadness <strong>and</strong> disgust, not<br />

everyone has the capacity for the same muscle movements.<br />

A study by Dr Bridget Waller from the Centre for the Study of Emotion in the<br />

Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, in collaboration<br />

with anatomists at the University of Pittsburgh <strong>and</strong> Duquesne University in the<br />

US, found there are 19 facial muscles that may not be present in all people <strong>and</strong><br />

that only two-thirds of the population have the risorius muscle that creates an<br />

expression of terror.<br />

It is tempting to speculate that the manly quality of maintaining a stoical<br />

countenance under challenging circumstances may not be merely innate, due to<br />

their lesser expressiveness in general, but possibly also because they are unable to<br />

form some expressions.<br />

In both men <strong>and</strong> women, the facial muscles elongate with age <strong>and</strong> the average<br />

man’s facial muscles will be a centimetre longer at 55 than 30 years earlier, contributing<br />

to sagging of the facial tissues <strong>and</strong> the formation of creases <strong>and</strong> wrinkles.<br />

Women’s facial<br />

bones begin to<br />

shrink at the<br />

onset of middle<br />

age; for men,<br />

it’s not until<br />

retirement age<br />

Skin<br />

Men’s skin is different from women’s in a number of respects, the most obvious<br />

being facial <strong>and</strong> body hair growth. Men’s beards <strong>and</strong> body hair growth are triggered<br />

by the hormone <strong>and</strong>rogen, <strong>and</strong> its continued action causes the hair to become<br />

thicker as they mature into adulthood.<br />

They also have more sebaceous gl<strong>and</strong>s than women. Testosterone gives men a<br />

70 percent higher sebum production than women, which diminishes with age but<br />

still contributes to maintaining the emollient film of lipids on the skin’s surface. While<br />

this keeps their skin naturally lubricated, it also means they have larger pores <strong>and</strong><br />

sweat more, making their skin ‘dirtier’. To an extent, shaving compensates for this<br />

by mechanically exfoliating the lower face, but cleansing should be an essential part<br />

of male skincare.<br />

Men’s skin is not only more lubricated, it is also denser. While women’s skin<br />

is characterised by a smooth surface <strong>and</strong> plump texture, due to the underlying<br />

fat, men’s skin contains more collagen, the fibrous protein that makes up the<br />

skin’s connective tissue. This gives men thicker skins <strong>and</strong> is the reason they<br />

can appear to age more slowly than women, whose collagen production drops<br />

dramatically at menopause.<br />

But there is a balancing factor. Women’s external fat is much healthier than the<br />

internal fat even apparently slim men can carry in their muscles <strong>and</strong> around their vital<br />

organs, including the heart. This tendency is partly governed by lack of exercise <strong>and</strong><br />

partly by genetics.<br />

‘Our work so far has shown that you can take two men of the same age, with the<br />

same BMI (body mass index), <strong>and</strong> find one with 5 litres of fat within him <strong>and</strong> another<br />

with 2 litres,’ says Professor Jimmy Bell, head of the molecular imaging group at<br />

the Medical Research Council’s Centre at Imperial College, London. ‘We’ve even<br />

scanned people who are underweight <strong>and</strong> found up to 7 litres of fat inside them.’<br />

Bell has coined a term for these individuals, calling them ‘tofis’ – thin on the<br />

outside, fat inside. The good news is that the way the body stores fat can be altered<br />

by changing the diet to one containing grains <strong>and</strong> lentils.<br />

Another structural difference in men’s skins is its vascularity. The fine network<br />

of blood vessels below the surface is more extensive, making men more prone to<br />

bleeding <strong>and</strong> to appearing ruddy faced. Abundant blood supply is essential to healthy<br />

skin functionality, even if it does make the practice of shaving a daily challenge!<br />

While women may be the fairer sex, men do enjoy a number of advantages over<br />

women including, apparently, the ability to age better. csbm<br />

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EnRich is different from many other cosmetic clinics.<br />

It delivers unparalleled personalised care to each<br />

<strong>and</strong> every patient <strong>and</strong> has a large array of cutting<br />

edge modalities to select the best treatment based on your<br />

individual needs <strong>and</strong> budget.<br />

All invasive procedures are performed by cosmetic<br />

doctors with the highest level of aesthetics training <strong>and</strong><br />

expertise.In fact, enRich is one of the only clinics in Australia<br />

where all cosmetic injectables treatments <strong>and</strong> invasive<br />

devices are performed by doctors only. All non-invasive<br />

procedures are performed by highly skilled nurses under<br />

the supervision of the enRich doctors.<br />

Renowned liposuction luminary Dr Michael Rich fi rst<br />

opened the clinic’s doors more than 30 years ago as a<br />

specialist dermatology <strong>and</strong> cosmetic centre. It has now<br />

grown to become one of the largest cosmetic medicine<br />

centres in Victoria <strong>and</strong> a busy referral centre to correct<br />

“poor cosmetic work” done elsewhere.<br />

The dem<strong>and</strong> continues to grow for minimally invasive<br />

cosmetic procedures – it offers short recovery times, fast<br />

results <strong>and</strong> can take years off your appearance. But with<br />

this growing popularity comes a very real risk that patients<br />

are receiving subpar results, with injectors inexperienced in<br />

the fi ne art of fi ller <strong>and</strong> muscle relaxant placement.<br />

‘I believe that medicine is both an art <strong>and</strong> a science,’ says<br />

Dr Jodie Silleri, one of the team of elite doctors at enRich <strong>and</strong><br />

a national injectables trainer for a leading pharmaceutical<br />

company. ‘In the old days, it most defi nitely was. Today,<br />

however, in our litigious society, medicine has been forced<br />

to become predominantly a science where we cannot make<br />

any mistakes. <strong>Cosmetic</strong> work differs, though. It can be<br />

managed as purely a science where anyone can be taught<br />

what dose of what product to inject. enRich clinic manages<br />

its patients very differently. We have all learnt the science<br />

of injecting <strong>and</strong> over many years have perfected our artistic<br />

approach. Science <strong>and</strong> the artistry need to run alongside<br />

one another to create real beauty that looks natural <strong>and</strong><br />

enhances, rather than detracts, from inner beauty.’<br />

‘Because all of our doctors, nursing staff <strong>and</strong> other<br />

staff have been trained by Dr Rich <strong>and</strong> our senior doctors,<br />

we have an appreciation for correct assessment of each<br />

individual face,’ she adds. ‘We do not just proceed to<br />

inject whatever our patient requests, if it is not in their best<br />

interest. Instead, after our assessment process, we educate<br />

our patients in how best to achieve natural-looking beauty<br />

<strong>and</strong> enhancement. We work with our patients as a team to<br />

give them the best outcomes to match their wants, budget,<br />

time constraints <strong>and</strong> expectations.’<br />

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‘I don’t believe that this level of knowledge <strong>and</strong> care can<br />

be learnt over just a few years. Neither can it be offered at<br />

cheap, “cut-throat” priced clinics.’<br />

enRich is home to one of the country’s largest collection<br />

of lasers <strong>and</strong> the most up-to-the-minute technology. This<br />

means instead of trying to stretch the capabilities of a<br />

particular machine to try to satisfy the needs of a patient,<br />

the clinic has multiple machines for specifi c skin <strong>and</strong> body<br />

concerns. ‘With our large selection of lasers, radiofrequency<br />

devices <strong>and</strong> suite of injectables, we<br />

can select the most appropriate one<br />

based on each patient’s individual<br />

needs,’ says Dr Silleri. ‘For example,<br />

someone with deep lines around their<br />

lips might be offered laser to smooth<br />

the skin, fi ller to plump it <strong>and</strong> antiwrinkle<br />

injections to help prevent<br />

further damage. Our approach is<br />

to use a combination of treatments<br />

where results are cumulative <strong>and</strong><br />

complementary, or as Dr Rich likes to<br />

call it, the 1+1=3 philosophy.’<br />

Some of the latest devices at enRich<br />

BEFORE<br />

are the Secret <strong>and</strong> Duet RF machines.<br />

‘With the new radiofrequency skin<br />

devices, our patients are experiencing<br />

minimal to no downtime or redness<br />

unlike some other lasers, with<br />

improved collagen contraction for<br />

skin tightening, acne scar reduction<br />

<strong>and</strong> overall facial volumising <strong>and</strong> skin<br />

rejuvenation,’ she says. ‘It’s also not<br />

dependent on skin type, so it can be<br />

used safely on Asian, Mediterranean<br />

<strong>and</strong> darker skin types.’<br />

CoolShape is another new<br />

technology the clinic has recently<br />

adopted. It’s the latest generation BEFORE<br />

non-surgical fat reduction treatment<br />

using integrated cooling, LED,<br />

vacuum <strong>and</strong> massage technologies<br />

to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat.<br />

‘What makes CoolShape st<strong>and</strong><br />

apart from its predecessors is its<br />

integrated technology <strong>and</strong> ability to<br />

treat multiple areas at once – making<br />

it more economical for the patient –<br />

<strong>and</strong>, in our opinion, it offers superior<br />

fat reduction results,’ says Dr Silleri.<br />

Unlike liposuction, CoolShape<br />

is non-invasive. There is no knife,<br />

suction hose or needle in sight – <strong>and</strong><br />

BEFORE<br />

no downtime, making it an ideal walk-in, walk-out body<br />

shaping procedure for the suitable c<strong>and</strong>idate.<br />

‘With our array of treatment options, <strong>and</strong> our expertise<br />

in administering them, we’re able to tailor a unique<br />

enhancement plan for each person – that’s why we continue<br />

to have so many happy <strong>and</strong> satisfi ed patients,’ Dr Silleri<br />

concludes. csbm<br />

Visit www.mrich.com.au for more information<br />

AFTER two CoolShape treatments<br />

AFTER three CoolShape treatments<br />

AFTER two CoolShape treatments<br />

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Dr Daniel<br />

Lanzer<br />

opens new<br />

Sydney clinic<br />

Welcome to D’lumiere Aesthetique, a new<br />

cosmetic clinic offering the latest <strong>and</strong> most<br />

cost-effective anti-ageing solutions.<br />

With more than 30 years’ experience, Dr Daniel Lanzer is renowned for<br />

his expertise, innovation <strong>and</strong> outst<strong>and</strong>ing results in liposuction <strong>and</strong><br />

laser procedures, enabling his patients to regain a more youthful face<br />

<strong>and</strong> body in a friendly <strong>and</strong> caring environment.<br />

A cosmetic surgeon <strong>and</strong> specialist dermatologist, he has performed thous<strong>and</strong>s<br />

of face <strong>and</strong> body procedures. His name <strong>and</strong> his liposuction <strong>and</strong> laser day surgery<br />

centre in Melbourne have become synonymous with what’s new, innovative <strong>and</strong><br />

exciting in the field of cosmetic enhancement.<br />

Exp<strong>and</strong>ing on his success in Melbourne, he has recently opened a new state<br />

of the art cosmetic clinic, D’Lumiere Aesthetique, on Pitt Street in the Sydney<br />

CBD. The clinic offers the latest <strong>and</strong> most cost-effective anti-ageing options.<br />

‘D’Lumiere Aesthetique specialises in procedures that are the least invasive<br />

with the most dramatic outcomes,’ says Dr Lanzer. ‘Our principle therapies are<br />

aimed at making our patients look younger <strong>and</strong> more youthful but not structurally<br />

different – they still look like themselves, but better. We aim to try to underst<strong>and</strong><br />

the concerns of patients seeking cosmetic surgery <strong>and</strong> then offer the most<br />

appropriate therapies, always keeping in mind safety <strong>and</strong> realistic goals. We<br />

strive for patient satisfaction <strong>and</strong> safety, with a focus on natural-looking results.’<br />

‘By combining multiple procedures, we can tailor-make a cosmetic solution<br />

for each of our patients, helping to turn back the clock with the most beautiful<br />

results possible,’ he continues.<br />

Experience & trust<br />

Dr Lanzer has been performing facial procedures for more than 25 years <strong>and</strong> has<br />

introduced revolutionary procedures to Australia from the USA <strong>and</strong> Europe. He is<br />

in dem<strong>and</strong> for his minimally invasive face lifting procedures <strong>and</strong> laser resurfacing<br />

for wrinkle reduction.<br />

He has also helped pioneer breakthroughs in liposuction, including<br />

mega liposuction, breast reduction using liposuction alone <strong>and</strong> Vaser Hi Def<br />

Liposculpture to accentuate muscles <strong>and</strong> create a 6-pack. Indeed, with more<br />

than 15,000 liposuction cases performed, Dr Lanzer has gained a national profile<br />

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Did<br />

you<br />

know?<br />

10 facts from<br />

Dr Lanzer<br />

1. Not all forms of liposculpture<br />

are the same – the results<br />

are mostly determined by the<br />

artistic skill of the surgeon.<br />

2. Lasers are most effective in<br />

cosmetic surgery for removal<br />

of wrinkles such as smokers’,<br />

sun damage <strong>and</strong> smile lines.<br />

They can also produce<br />

excellent results in eyelid<br />

rejuvenation.<br />

3. <strong>Cosmetic</strong> anti-ageing<br />

injections are most effective<br />

when combined with other<br />

rejuvenation therapies.<br />

4. The most common surgery<br />

performed on men include<br />

“man boob” reduction, mini<br />

face lift, <strong>and</strong> liposculpture to<br />

etch a 6-pack <strong>and</strong> remove<br />

love h<strong>and</strong>les.<br />

5. A tummy tuck often requires<br />

tightening of the deep<br />

muscles at the same time as<br />

skin tightening.<br />

6. Mini face lifts can usually be<br />

kept a secret if so desired<br />

<strong>and</strong> can be performed whilst<br />

the patient is awake.<br />

7. The main areas to benefit<br />

from a face lift are the jowls<br />

<strong>and</strong> neck.<br />

8. Using specialised methods,<br />

liposculpture alone can<br />

retract <strong>and</strong> tighten skin.<br />

9. Saline breast implants avoid<br />

the medical risk of silicone<br />

leaking from breast implants.<br />

10. Breast reduction does not<br />

have to involve cutting out<br />

skin <strong>and</strong> long scars.<br />

as a leading liposuction surgeon specialising in etching beautiful female <strong>and</strong> male<br />

physiques with reduced recovery time.<br />

In the media<br />

Dr Lanzer is regularly asked to discuss the latest cosmetic surgery breakthroughs<br />

on national television. His most recent appearances were on A Current Affair,<br />

where he demonstrated lipo-tuck, the latest tummy tuck procedure using a<br />

specialised form of liposculpture; neck rejuvenation; stem cell <strong>and</strong> fat transfer;<br />

<strong>and</strong> the “Brazilian Butt Lift”.<br />

He also regularly discusses male cosmetic surgery in the media <strong>and</strong> has<br />

presented a series of informative discussions about cosmetic surgery on<br />

www.healthymetv.com.au.<br />

Visit www.drlanzer.com.au or call 02 9188 2030 (Sydney) or 1800 444 333 (all<br />

States) for more information.<br />

BEFORE<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER High Def liposuction by Dr Lanzer<br />

AFTER liposuction by Dr Lanzer<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER liposuction by Dr Lanzer<br />

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Hotor<br />

not?<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgery<br />

trends in 2015<br />

Here are the procedures<br />

making headlines in 2015.<br />

You be the judge: are<br />

they hot or not?<br />

Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

The cosmetic surgery arena is ever-evolving.<br />

With male cosmetic surgery more popular<br />

than ever before, <strong>and</strong> a rise in dem<strong>and</strong> for<br />

certain treatments, we bring you the most unusual<br />

procedures on the cards for 2015. Some are certainly<br />

here to stay – for example, buttock augmentation<br />

<strong>and</strong> neck lifting are reaching unprecedented levels<br />

of popularity – while others remain on the fringes<br />

of public consciousness. How hot are they? It’s<br />

your call.<br />

Grin lift<br />

Lifting tired, sagging, drooping skin is certainly a tried-<strong>and</strong>tested<br />

method in facial cosmetic surgery – be it face lifting,<br />

brow lifting or neck lifting. But the latest type of lifting to<br />

grace the industry is grin lifting – to reverse the appearance<br />

of a drooping smile.<br />

The grin lift is a surgical procedure to lift the corners of<br />

the mouth, which commonly droop with ageing. During the<br />

procedure, the surgeon removes two small triangles of skin<br />

from above each corner of the mouth to, quite literally, turn<br />

that frown upside-down.<br />

Although a number of patients would likely benefit from<br />

the grin lift, an experienced surgeon <strong>and</strong> diligent postprocedure<br />

care is a must, as the post-operative scarring<br />

can be clearly visible.<br />

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feature<br />

Eyebrow transplants<br />

This issue of CSBM brings you a realm of hair-related<br />

stories, covering the latest technologies <strong>and</strong> methods in<br />

hair transplant surgery <strong>and</strong> non-invasive hair restoration.<br />

And now we can add eyebrow transplants to the repertoire.<br />

With Cara Delevingne’s rein on the fashion world<br />

last year, thick, boisterous eyebrows definitely made a<br />

comeback. Now, using surgical eyebrow transplants, even<br />

the most fair-haired <strong>and</strong> feathery among us can recreate<br />

her runway-ready brows.<br />

This procedure involves designing your ideal eyebrows<br />

with a stencil. Surgeons then use Follicular Unit Transplant<br />

surgery – just like that performed in regular hair restoration<br />

– to harvest hair follicles from the back of the head <strong>and</strong><br />

replant them into the new eyebrow zone. Once inserted,<br />

these follicles develop their own blood supply <strong>and</strong> continue<br />

to grow naturally.<br />

Lobe lift<br />

Reduce dark<br />

eye circles<br />

Hot!<br />

Looking tired? Sad? Lack-lustre? Dark<br />

circles under the eyes are a major cause<br />

of concern for countless men <strong>and</strong> women.<br />

They can detract from an otherwise youthful,<br />

vibrant complexion, <strong>and</strong> – apart from fatigue<br />

or vitamin deficiencies – are often caused by<br />

simple genetics.<br />

Until now, a successful treatment for dark<br />

circles has been somewhat non-existent.<br />

Topical skincare can go someway in lightening<br />

the skin <strong>and</strong> correcting under-eye wrinkles,<br />

however dark circles are often more than<br />

skin deep.<br />

Now, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal<br />

filler called PureSense Redensity [II] Eyes by<br />

Teoxane is combating dark circles one eye at a<br />

time around the world. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is<br />

a molecule naturally found in the skin’s dermis;<br />

it helps maintain hydration, elasticity <strong>and</strong><br />

firmness in the skin. PureSense Redensity [II]<br />

Eyes incorporates HA into a dermal filling gel,<br />

specifically designed for treating the undereye<br />

area.<br />

The results are immediately visible after<br />

injection <strong>and</strong> last an average of 12 months.<br />

Dark circle sufferers, rejoice!<br />

You may never have noticed them before, but you certainly<br />

will now. Earlobes age along with the rest of the face, <strong>and</strong><br />

there’s been a recent surge in women in the US hoping to<br />

restore more youthful volume <strong>and</strong> contours to the body of<br />

the earlobe.<br />

Ageing earlobes can appear stretched, thinner <strong>and</strong><br />

flatter than their more youthful counterparts. An earlobe<br />

lift involves removing some tissue from the bottom of the<br />

earlobe, <strong>and</strong> then suturing the remaining tissue into a more<br />

youthful position. <strong>Cosmetic</strong> injectables using dermal fillers<br />

are also a non-surgical alternative to give the earlobe a<br />

fuller, more youthful appearance.<br />

Chubby cheeks<br />

Baby faced or jowly? It can be a very fine line. Chubby<br />

cheeks can make some adults look overweight or heavy at<br />

the jawline. A buccal lipectomy is surgery where a gumballsized<br />

pocket of fat is removed via a small incision inside the<br />

cheek. This can create subtle cheek hollows, <strong>and</strong> improve<br />

the balance of the facial contours.<br />

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PRP<br />

Hot!<br />

Back in 2011, Angelina Jolie propelled Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections into the public eye, when<br />

it was rumoured the actress had received the treatment to boost collagen in her face. Since then, stars<br />

like Kim Kardashian have jumped on board the “vampire facial” phenomenon, even using social media<br />

to share mid-treatment selfies!<br />

But what exactly is PRP, <strong>and</strong> what does the treatment involve? PRP calls upon the body’s own repair<br />

mechanisms to kick-start cellular process in the skin. During treatment, a sample of the patient’s own<br />

blood is extracted <strong>and</strong> centrifuged to create a concentration of blood platelets. This concentration is<br />

then reinjected into the treatment site. Once injected, the platelets deliver growth factors to the tissue<br />

<strong>and</strong> communicate with the body’s own stem cells to boost natural rejuvenation processes.<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong>ally, PRP can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, homogenise<br />

skin texture <strong>and</strong> clear impurities. By fuelling the skin with a concentrated cocktail of rejuvenating<br />

powerhouses, PRP can help turn back the ageing clock.<br />

Belly button surgery<br />

Innies vs outies? It can now be surgically rigged. Belly<br />

button surgery came into fruition solely to transform<br />

protruding belly buttons to look like their internal<br />

counterparts.<br />

Most ‘outie’ belly buttons are actually small<br />

umbilical hernias. Surgeons can repair the hernia with<br />

an umbilicoplasty – or a small incision on the upper<br />

surface of the belly button that turns it into an innie. The<br />

associated scar will be invisible, located on the roof of<br />

the resulting ‘innie’.<br />

Beautifying the buttocks<br />

Buttock enhancement is on the up. According to the American Society for<br />

Aesthetic Plastic <strong>Surgery</strong> (ASAPS), there were 11,527 buttock augmentation<br />

procedures performed in 2013, a 58 percent increase from 2012.<br />

Indeed, the president of ASAPS Dr Jack Fisher explains there’s an increasing<br />

call for shapely buttocks in today’s cosmetic surgery population. ‘Over the past<br />

decade, we’ve seen a cultural shift towards a greater acceptance of <strong>and</strong> a desire<br />

for a rounder, more prominent derriere in specific regions across the country, so<br />

the increase in buttock augmentation procedures is not that surprising,’ he says.<br />

While not to the same extreme here in Australia, there is definitely more <strong>and</strong><br />

more patients investigating either fat transfer to the buttocks or augmentation<br />

using implants. The fat transfer procedure involves suctioning fat from other<br />

parts of the body using liposuction, purifying it, <strong>and</strong> then reinjecting it to boost<br />

the buttock area. Augmentation using implants is a more extensive procedure<br />

where an implant is inserted through a single incision across the tailbone. It is<br />

placed inside a surgically created pocket in the gluteus maximus muscle.<br />

Bra line<br />

back lift<br />

Rolls of fat on the back can<br />

be uncomfortable – especially<br />

when wearing a bra – <strong>and</strong> can<br />

be a great aesthetic concern<br />

to the patient. In the past,<br />

these pockets of fat were<br />

reduced using liposuction,<br />

however today – with the<br />

introduction of the Bra Line<br />

Back Lift – there is a more<br />

efficient way to smooth the<br />

back’s curves. The back lift<br />

surgically removes the back<br />

rolls, <strong>and</strong> excises any excess<br />

skin, creating a flatter, more<br />

youthful silhouette. The<br />

resulting scar is hidden in<br />

the bra line.<br />

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Buttock facial<br />

Similar to the st<strong>and</strong>ard facial, a buttock facial<br />

cleanses <strong>and</strong> exfoliates the skin of the buttocks to<br />

remove clogged pores, clear impurities <strong>and</strong> reduce<br />

textural irregularities. This is usually followed by a<br />

cream mask <strong>and</strong> massage to nourish, rejuvenate<br />

<strong>and</strong> beautify the buttocks’ complexion. (And yes, this<br />

treatment really exists.)<br />

Neck lifting<br />

Hot!<br />

The saying “you can tell a woman’s real age by the<br />

appearance of her neck” is no longer valid. A neck lift is<br />

a surgical procedure designed to lift the sagging skin of<br />

the neck <strong>and</strong> jowl area. This can reduce the appearance<br />

of a “turkey neck” <strong>and</strong>, when combined with liposuction,<br />

can create a thinner, more youthful-looking contour.<br />

The procedure is often combined with a facelift for more<br />

universal, anti-ageing results.<br />

<strong>Surgery</strong> aside, skin tightening in the neck <strong>and</strong> jowl area<br />

can also be achieved using less invasive methods such<br />

as ultrasound <strong>and</strong> radio frequency technology. Laser <strong>and</strong><br />

light therapies are also commonly used to improve the<br />

appearance of the skin on the neck <strong>and</strong> décolletage. This<br />

can help remove sunspots <strong>and</strong> textural irregularities for a<br />

smoother, more youthful-looking surface.<br />

Cryolipolysis<br />

Hot!<br />

Freeze your fat off, literally! Cryolipolysis is a method of<br />

killing fat cells through the skin, without surgery, by freezing<br />

them. Devices such as CoolSculpting <strong>and</strong> CoolShape in<br />

Australia deliver controlled cooling to localised areas of<br />

stubborn fatty tissue – for example, the lower abdomen<br />

or love h<strong>and</strong>les. Importantly, the frosty temperatures<br />

are only targeted to the fatty layer, so the skin’s surface<br />

remains undamaged.<br />

The treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen) at treatment,<br />

<strong>and</strong> will die soon after. In the weeks following the procedure,<br />

the dead fat cells are flushed from the site via the body’s<br />

natural processes. Thankfully, the results are there to stay,<br />

as, once treated, the fat is gone for good.<br />

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BREAST<br />






There’s no doubt the number of women seeking breast augmentation<br />

has consistently grown over the past decade. But with this surge in<br />

acceptance <strong>and</strong> availability comes a very real risk that perspective patients<br />

are becoming somewhat blasé about the risks <strong>and</strong> potential complications of<br />

breast augmentation surgery.<br />

Everyone’s anatomy is different – the position of the nipple, the amount of<br />

breast tissue, breast shape <strong>and</strong> symmetry – <strong>and</strong> the more a patient deviates<br />

from the “norm”, the more detailed <strong>and</strong> complicated breast augmentation<br />

surgery will be.<br />

‘Lack of experience in breast implant surgery almost invariably can lead to<br />

a poor outcome requiring costly revision surgery to fi x,’ says leading plastic<br />

surgeon Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, based in Sydney’s Double Bay.<br />

‘Each patient requires lengthy consultations to establish the best surgical<br />

plan to deliver the best results possible, in an environment where the patient<br />

doesn’t feel rushed or pressured but can openly express her goals, motivations<br />

<strong>and</strong> concerns.’<br />

Specialist training is of the utmost importance to have the technical knowhow<br />

to achieve consistently excellent results. Dr Tavakoli, a fully qualifi ed<br />

plastic <strong>and</strong> reconstructive surgeon specialising in breast augmentation <strong>and</strong><br />

lifting procedures, has performed more than 4,500 breast augmentation <strong>and</strong><br />

revision surgeries.<br />

‘I have been privileged to treat a large number of patients <strong>and</strong> have drawn<br />

from this wide experience to perfect my formula for breast augmentation,’ says<br />

Dr Tavakoli. ‘My expertise lies in creating attractive, natural-looking results with<br />

minimal scarring – for every patient that walks through my doors.’<br />

‘Excellent results can’t be achieved with a cookie-cutter approach – the<br />

whole process from initial consultation <strong>and</strong> choosing the implant size, shape<br />

<strong>and</strong> placement to post-operative care must be tailored to the individual.’ csbm<br />

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BEFORE (29 year old female, 6’, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (440 FX anatomical (teardrop) implant,<br />

submuscular pocket, full C cup)<br />

BEFORE (27 year old female, nil 5’8”, pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (350g anatomical Brazilian<br />

P-URE implant, full C cup)<br />

BEFORE (20 year old female, 4’9”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (230cc ultra high implant,<br />

submuscular pocket, A to C cup)<br />

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BEFORE (28 year old female, 5’5”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (350g moderate plus profile, round<br />

gel submuscular (subpectoral) pocket, full C cup)<br />

BEFORE (23 year old female, 5’8”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (400cc high round gel<br />

implant, submuscular pocket, A to C+ cup)<br />

BEFORE (22 year old female, 5’1”, single pregnancy, no breastfeeding)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (260g moderate profile, round gel<br />

submuscular (subpectoral) pocket, average C cup)<br />

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BEFORE (21 year old female, 5’2”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (250 high profile round implant,<br />

submuscular pocket, moderate chest wall, A cup to D cup)<br />

BEFORE (25 year old female, 5’6”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (420 high profile anatomical implants,<br />

submuscular pocket, moderate chest wall, A cup to full C cup)<br />

BEFORE (32 year old female, 5’6”, three pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (320 moderate profile anatomical<br />

implants, submuscular pocket, average chest wall width, A cup to full C cup)<br />

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BEFORE (24 year old female, 5’7”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (390g moderate profile, submuscular<br />

(subpectoral) pocket, full C cup)<br />

BEFORE (40 year old female, 5’6”, two pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (320 FX anatomical (teardrop) implant,<br />

submuscular pocket, A- to large B cup)<br />

BEFORE (24 year old female, 5’2”, nil pregnancies)<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Tavakoli (380g ultra high profile smooth gel,<br />

submuscular (subpectoral) pocket, full C cup)<br />

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Dr Kourosh Tavakoli<br />

cosmetic plastic surgeon<br />


Breast Lift &<br />

Augmentation<br />

Specialist<br />


MBBS, BSc (MED), MS (UNSW),<br />


Dr Tavakoli is a renowned cosmetic<br />

plastic surgeon who is a Fellow<br />

of the Royal Australasian College<br />

of Surgeons <strong>and</strong> a Member of<br />

the Australian Society of Plastic<br />

Surgeons. He subspecialises in all<br />

aspects of cosmetic breast surgery<br />

<strong>and</strong> is considered an industry<br />

leader in primary <strong>and</strong> corrective<br />

breast augmentation surgery.<br />

Follow Dr Tavakoli on<br />

Suite 1, 376 New South Head Road, Double Bay<br />

1300 368 107 | drtavakoli.com.au

easts<br />

Your<br />

options<br />

in breast<br />

surgery<br />

Sydney plastic<br />

surgeon Dr Howard<br />

De Torres has more<br />

than 30 years of<br />

experience creating<br />

beautiful looking<br />

results. Caitlin<br />

Bishop reports.<br />

With more than 30 years of clinical experience specialising in cosmetic,<br />

plastic <strong>and</strong> reconstructive surgeries, Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Howard<br />

De Torres brings expertise <strong>and</strong> an eye for aesthetic detail to his breast<br />

surgery patients.<br />

People decide to undergo breast surgery for a number of reasons – to increase or<br />

reduce bust size, lift sagging breasts <strong>and</strong> correct asymmetry. There are a number of<br />

options in deciding upon the procedure <strong>and</strong> type of result – for example, the size <strong>and</strong><br />

shape of implant, as well as its texture <strong>and</strong> positioning, will affect the final outcome.<br />

In making these choices, it helps to know your anatomy <strong>and</strong> the way ageing<br />

affects breast tissue. During pregnancy, breasts will swell <strong>and</strong> prepare to produce<br />

milk. The suspensory ligaments <strong>and</strong> the skin are stretched, <strong>and</strong> the fat may be<br />

dissolved. After pregnancy, the breasts can shrink <strong>and</strong> lose shape.<br />

There are also a number of changes that occur due to the natural ageing process.<br />

Gravity is usually the first to take its toll, causing the breasts to droop. The breasts<br />

might also lose some volume, causing the surrounding skin to sag.<br />

Depending on the changes that have occurred in your breast tissue, a different<br />

approach to surgery might be determined. For example, when augmenting the<br />

breast, the amount of existing soft tissue on the chest wall will determine if the<br />

implant is positioned above or below the pectoralis muscle.<br />

Breast Augmentation<br />

In addition to a “straightforward” enlargement, breast augmentation can help create more youthful contours in an aged<br />

breast <strong>and</strong> restore volume after breast feeding.<br />

Dr De Torres tailors the surgery to each individual patient, depending on their existing anatomy <strong>and</strong> desired result.<br />

Almost all women’s breasts are asymmetrical to a degree, <strong>and</strong> making breasts the same size during surgery <strong>and</strong> ensuring<br />

both nipples are the same height requires experience <strong>and</strong> skill.<br />

‘Breast augmentation is a relatively extensive procedure, <strong>and</strong> the surgical approach should always be customised to<br />

each patient’s body type <strong>and</strong> expectations,’ Dr De Torres explains. ‘There is no one size fits all; every woman is different<br />

<strong>and</strong> deserves personalised attention, care <strong>and</strong> surgical plan.’<br />

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Breast Reduction<br />

Breast Lift<br />

‘In terms of surgery, a breast lift, or<br />

mastopexy, is quite similar to breast<br />

reduction,’ explains Dr De Torres. ‘It<br />

takes around the same amount of<br />

time to perform <strong>and</strong> the resulting scar,<br />

depending on the technique, is in the<br />

same location under the breast.’<br />

Women who consider undergoing<br />

a breast lift have often experienced<br />

severe weight loss <strong>and</strong> wish to rectify<br />

droopy breasts, which commonly<br />

occur after pregnancy. ‘A breast lift<br />

involves removing excess skin <strong>and</strong><br />

moving the nipple higher up on the<br />

breast mound,’ explains Dr De Torres.<br />

‘There are generally three types of<br />

incisions: a doughnut-shape, which<br />

cuts around the areola; a lollipop<br />

shape, which cuts around the areola<br />

<strong>and</strong> vertically down the breast crease;<br />

<strong>and</strong> the anchor shape, which is cut<br />

vertically down <strong>and</strong> then horizontally<br />

across the breast crease.’<br />

Post surgery, patients have found<br />

wearing swimwear more comfortable<br />

<strong>and</strong> enjoy the option of not wearing<br />

a bra under clothing. ‘The result is<br />

a more youthful-looking shape that<br />

gives the illusion of added volume,<br />

<strong>and</strong> a pert, more supported breast<br />

frame,’ he concludes.<br />

Women with excessively large breasts often experience pain <strong>and</strong> posture<br />

difficulties, <strong>and</strong> can find participating in highly active sports uncomfortable.<br />

‘Breasts of overly large proportions can be extremely debilitating for women<br />

– both physically <strong>and</strong> psychologically,’ says Dr De Torres.<br />

‘Breast reduction surgery can not only restore lost confidence but it can<br />

also relieve neck <strong>and</strong> back pain, fungal or bacterial intertrigo (inflamed skin<br />

folds) <strong>and</strong> sweating under the breast,’ he says. Depending on the individual,<br />

patients might also find they are covered for the procedure by Medicare or<br />

their health fund.<br />

Dr De Torres has found that his breast reduction patients most commonly<br />

fall into two age groups. Patients aged between 18 <strong>and</strong> 25 tend to opt<br />

for the procedure in order to rectify disproportionately large breasts after<br />

puberty, while patients aged 40 to 70 typically seek to relieve prolonged<br />

discomfort as a result of overly large breasts.<br />

The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic <strong>and</strong> usually takes<br />

around two hours. ‘In my experience, patients can typically return to work<br />

around a week after surgery <strong>and</strong> tend to experience a feeling of tiredness akin<br />

to jetlag that lasts around three weeks,’ says Dr De Torres.<br />

Different skin types can differ in the amount of time it takes to heal, however<br />

I usually find patients are so happy with the results that the issue of scarring<br />

becomes negligible in comparison.’<br />

Patients will experience some degree of weight loss after the surgery. ‘The<br />

average patient loses five kilograms from a breast reduction, which can be<br />

highly motivating for the patient post surgery. I believe the procedure really<br />

can change the appearance of the whole body,’ he concludes. csbm<br />

BEFORE<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr DeTorres<br />

AFTER breast reduction by Dr De Torres<br />

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The<br />

rise &<br />

rise of<br />

male<br />

cosmetic<br />

enhancement<br />

The number of men embracing<br />

cosmetic enhancement is<br />

in full swing. AimÉe<br />

Surtenich reports.<br />

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If 2014 was the year of the Selfie then 2015 is shaping up to be the year of<br />

the “Brotox”. <strong>Cosmetic</strong> enhancement for men isn’t just on the rise; it’s<br />

positively booming.<br />

According to current statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic<br />

<strong>Surgery</strong> (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by<br />

more than 273 percent since 1997.<br />

By far the biggest contributor to this statistic is non-surgical procedures.<br />

According to ASAPS figures, the top surgical procedure for men is liposuction,<br />

with nearly 52,000 men in America having the surgery in 2013. Compare<br />

this, however, with the top non-surgical procedure, anti-wrinkle injections – a<br />

whopping 385,000 men had botulinum toxin injections in the same period.<br />

In total, men had more than one million cosmetic procedures performed<br />

in the US alone in 2013 <strong>and</strong> this number is set to rise in the pending 2014<br />

ASAPS statistics.<br />

Men are wanting more<br />

‘<strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgery for men is a booming field, <strong>and</strong> non-surgical treatments are<br />

growing exponentially faster than surgical,’ says US plastic surgeon Dr Grant<br />

Stevens. ‘Men wear resumes on their face – we are seeing more men come in<br />

for fillers <strong>and</strong> anti-wrinkle injections. It’s no longer just the domain of women.’<br />

Such has been the steady growth each year of male clientele that Dr Stevens<br />

has recently opened Man L<strong>and</strong>, a separate male-only cosmetic clinic that looks<br />

more like a cross between a sports bar <strong>and</strong> a smoking lounge.<br />

There’s been a shift in attitudes towards male cosmetic enhancement,<br />

particularly over the past few years. Better information, better access, more<br />

predictable results <strong>and</strong> the widespread use of non-surgical treatment are factors<br />

contributing to the increase in men visiting their cosmetic practitioner. Competition<br />

in the job market <strong>and</strong> being attractive to women are also key motivators to ‘going<br />

under the knife’.<br />

More <strong>and</strong> more men are opting to refresh an ageing face, remove unwanted<br />

body hair, get rid of love h<strong>and</strong>les, etch a six-pack, <strong>and</strong> possess a more chiselled<br />

chin – <strong>and</strong> that’s just scratching the surface. Today’s attitude is about making<br />

guys feel good about looking great.<br />

The fact that a number of male celebrities have spoken out about their own<br />

surgery has perhaps also gone some way to remove any stigma attached to the<br />

male makeover.<br />

Tough-talking celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay first revealed he had undergone<br />

cosmetic surgery in 2009 to improve the appearance of deep lines in his chin.<br />

‘Simon Cowell suggested that now I’m a success in America, I should do<br />

something, so I had a filler put under the deep crevices,’ he told the Radio Times<br />

in an interview at the time. ‘My mother said they were smile lines. I could deal<br />

with that at 21, but not at 42.’<br />

Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney did his part to promote male surgery<br />

when he underwent surgery to remove eye bags — something he admitted<br />

to Julia Roberts during an interview for Oprah Winfrey’s Oscars special<br />

back in 2007. Once voted the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, Clooney had a blepharoplasty<br />

to improve the appearance of sagging, aged skin <strong>and</strong> small pockets of fat<br />

around the eye area. Asked what had been the last biggest change in his life,<br />

Clooney told Roberts: ‘I had my eyes done. Can you tell? I think it’s important to<br />

look awake.’<br />

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Key to male cosmetic<br />

surgery success<br />

Today’s attitude is<br />

about making guys<br />

feel good about<br />

looking great<br />

The key to male cosmetic enhancement is to keep the results as natural-looking<br />

as possible, with no obvious “operated on” look.<br />

For this reason, most experienced surgeons prefer to leave expression lines<br />

<strong>and</strong> some of the “rugged” features of the male face alone <strong>and</strong> instead focus on<br />

the features out of balance, such as a crooked nose, receding chin, sagging<br />

neck, jowls or eyelids, or deep nasolabial grooves (lines running from the side of<br />

the nose to the mouth).<br />

In the h<strong>and</strong>s of a skilled practitioner, cosmetic enhancement can create both<br />

a more youthful <strong>and</strong> more masculine <strong>and</strong> attractive appearance.<br />

A different technique for men<br />

While many of the same procedures that women undergo are available to<br />

men – abdominoplasty, nose reshaping <strong>and</strong> eyelid surgery, for example – there<br />

are some technical anomalies given the anatomical <strong>and</strong> structural differences<br />

between the genders.<br />

Men tend to have thicker skin than women, <strong>and</strong> have a greater blood supply,<br />

meaning the risk of bleeding during surgery is increased, <strong>and</strong> healing may take<br />

longer. The tendency to wear their hair shorter than women also means that<br />

special attention needs to be given to the length <strong>and</strong> position of the scar during<br />

facelift surgery.<br />

It is well established that women generally have a higher percentage of body<br />

fat than men. The scientific explanations for the dramatic difference in body fat<br />

distribution between men <strong>and</strong> women are largely unknown, although differences<br />

in hormones, hormone receptors, <strong>and</strong> enzyme concentrations play a part.<br />

Given their anatomical differences, there are a number of cosmetic procedures<br />

designed specifically for men. Gynaecomastia (male breast enlargement), penile<br />

surgery <strong>and</strong> hair transplants, for example, are some of the most common<br />

cosmetic surgeries requested by men.<br />

Whatever the motivation, it seems cosmetic surgery is no longer a woman’s<br />

world. Male surgery has become a popular talking point <strong>and</strong> is helping thous<strong>and</strong>s<br />

of men overcome issues with their appearance.<br />

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MOST<br />



FOR MEN<br />


Liposuction<br />

Liposuction can remove fat from the body or to remove a double chin or<br />

jowls, in areas usually unaffected by diets <strong>and</strong> exercise. Fatty deposits are<br />

suctioned out through small incisions. Liposuction can be performed as<br />

day surgery <strong>and</strong> patients can usually return to work after about one week,<br />

although bruising may last for several weeks <strong>and</strong> swelling for up to around two<br />

months. An increasingly popular approach is “Hi-Def” liposculpture. Whereas<br />

traditional liposuction aims to remove large amounts of fat, Hi-Def liposuction<br />

is able to work in the superficial layers of fat underneath the skin to sculpt<br />

or ‘etch’ the appearance of the underlying muscle structure. This procedure<br />

is commonly performed on the abdomen but can also be performed on the<br />

arms, chest <strong>and</strong> outer abdominal areas.<br />

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)<br />

Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the upper <strong>and</strong>/or lower eyelids to<br />

give a more refreshed appearance to the surrounding area of the eyes. With<br />

upper eyelid surgery, excess skin, muscle <strong>and</strong> fat are removed to reduce<br />

hooding in the upper eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery corrects under-eye bags,<br />

sagging <strong>and</strong> puffiness. Results of eyelid surgery become apparent gradually,<br />

with swelling <strong>and</strong> bruising subsiding in around two weeks to reveal a smoother,<br />

better defined eye region <strong>and</strong> a more alert <strong>and</strong> rejuvenated appearance.<br />

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)<br />

Rhinoplasty is used to change the size of the nose, remove a hump, narrow<br />

the nostrils, change the angle or refine the tip. The procedure is performed by<br />

either the open-structure technique, when the incision is at the base of the<br />

nose, or closed, when the incisions are inside the nose. Swelling <strong>and</strong> bruising<br />

usually subsides within seven to 10 days but final results may not be evident<br />

until after a year. The results are permanent.<br />

Male breast reduction (gynaecomastia)<br />

Gynaecomastia (male breasts) is a common condition that is usually a result<br />

of an imbalance of hormones in the body. The condition may occur in one<br />

or both breasts. The technique used to treat gynaecomastia depends on<br />

the size <strong>and</strong> composition of the male breast. Excess fatty tissue is usually<br />

removed with liposuction. If the problem is breast gl<strong>and</strong>ular tissue, it is treated<br />

by excision. Scarring is relatively minimal, however, scars tend to be more<br />

prominent if a large amount of tissue is removed.<br />

Ear correction (otoplasty)<br />

Otoplasty is used to correct prominent ears. A thin strip of skin is removed<br />

behind the ear <strong>and</strong> the middle cartilage layer is folded back <strong>and</strong> secured in<br />

position for permanent results. The ears are wrapped for a week <strong>and</strong> are<br />

swollen for a few weeks. Normal activities can be resumed in around one to<br />

two weeks.<br />

Facelift (rhytidectomy)<br />

This technique is used to tighten the skin <strong>and</strong> the muscles of the face, chin<br />

<strong>and</strong> neck, with results lasting around seven to 10 years. Incisions are made<br />

behind the hairline <strong>and</strong> around the ear, then excess facial fat is removed <strong>and</strong><br />

muscles are tightened. Swelling <strong>and</strong> bruising may last a few weeks <strong>and</strong> full<br />

recovery may take up to three months.<br />

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Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)<br />

This type of surgery offers a flatter stomach with repaired abdominal muscles<br />

<strong>and</strong> can also be used to sculpt a ‘six pack’. An incision is made across the<br />

lower abdomen, then excess skin <strong>and</strong> fat is removed <strong>and</strong> the stomach muscles<br />

are tightened. The navel is repositioned when the skin is re-stretched over the<br />

stomach <strong>and</strong> a large scar is created across the lower abdomen. A firm strap <strong>and</strong><br />

drain are normally worn for a day afterwards, then replaced with a compression<br />

garment for several weeks. Most patients need around three weeks off work.<br />

Implants<br />

Body implants are used to enhance the appearance of the buttocks, biceps,<br />

calves, face, pectorals, penis <strong>and</strong> triceps. They are also used on patients who<br />

have had previous surgery, injury or disease. The implant is inserted either above<br />

or below the muscle through an incision.<br />

They can be used to correct facial imperfections such as sunken cheeks or a<br />

receding chin <strong>and</strong> can improve facial balance when combined with a facelift or<br />

eyelid surgery. Implant surgery can create numbness but this usually subsides.<br />

Facial implant surgery can result in swelling <strong>and</strong> bruising for several days, making<br />

talking <strong>and</strong> eating difficult. Normal activities can usually be resumed after around<br />

four to seven days, <strong>and</strong> the results are permanent, unless the implant is removed.<br />

Hair transplants<br />

Mini-grafts, micro-grafts <strong>and</strong> follicular grafts are used to produce natural-looking<br />

thicker hair. Tiny segments of hair-bearing skin are transferred from the permanent<br />

fringe area at the back of the head to the bald area for permanent results. The<br />

procedure is performed under local anaesthesia in a series of sessions, which<br />

take up to three hours, depending on the number of grafts inserted. Some men<br />

can return to work the day after treatment.<br />

Penis enlargement<br />

<strong>Surgery</strong> can lengthen the penis by up to 5cm <strong>and</strong> widen it by up to 2cm. With<br />

lengthening surgery, a low abdominal incision is made <strong>and</strong> ligaments are cut at<br />

the base of the penis. Fat grafts are taken from the waist or buttocks <strong>and</strong> are<br />

inserted under the skin of the penis to widen it. Patients can take around six<br />

months to fully recover, <strong>and</strong> sexual intercourse should be avoided for at least six<br />

weeks. The results are permanent.<br />


Wrinkle <strong>and</strong> filler treatments<br />

Wrinkle relaxant (botulinum toxin) injections are used to treat dynamic wrinkles<br />

– those formed by repeated muscle contraction from facial expressions such as<br />

frown lines, crow’s feet <strong>and</strong> marionette lines. These injections are also effective<br />

for chin creases <strong>and</strong> horizontal wrinkles in the lower part of the front of the neck.<br />

Patients can return to work straight after treatment <strong>and</strong> results are seen after<br />

around four to 10 days. Repeat treatment is necessary after about three to five<br />

months in most cases.<br />

Fillers <strong>and</strong> fat transfer are used to treat static wrinkles, which are caused by<br />

ageing <strong>and</strong> repetitive muscle movement, <strong>and</strong> loss of facial volume. The range of<br />

dermal fillers available are designed for use near the surface of the skin to treat<br />

wrinkles as well as at deeper levels to restore volume. Their duration depends<br />

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on the mobility of the treated area <strong>and</strong> the formulation. Fat transfer is a longer<br />

lasting option where the patient’s own fat is harvested, often during a concurrent<br />

surgical procedure.<br />


Hair reduction laser <strong>and</strong> intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments treat hair growth<br />

on areas such as the chest <strong>and</strong> back. A laser or light beam targets the follicle of<br />

the hair to destroy it at the base. Around six treatments are needed to remove<br />

or thin hair, depending on the area to be treated <strong>and</strong> the individual patient. The<br />

treatment involves mild discomfort <strong>and</strong> results are long term.<br />

Liposculpture is<br />

able to work in the<br />

superficial layers of<br />

fat to sculpt or ‘etch’<br />

the appearance of<br />

the underlying<br />

muscle structure<br />


In addition to hair reduction, IPL can be used to smooth fi ne lines, even skin tone,<br />

treat broken capillaries <strong>and</strong> improve sun damage. It uses multiple wavelengths<br />

of light to target specifi c chromophores (light-receptive cells) in the skin. Several<br />

treatments are required for optimal results. There is typically minimal downtime.<br />


Non-surgical skin tightening modalities target the skin’s deeper dermis <strong>and</strong><br />

subcutaneous layers, tightening the underlying tissue structure without damaging<br />

the outer layers of skin. It typically involves minimal discomfort <strong>and</strong> downtime so<br />

patients can continue their daily routine as quickly as possible. These modalities<br />

use either radiofrequency, ultrasound or infra red energy to target deeper levels of<br />

the dermis to induce new collagen formation <strong>and</strong> remodelling gradually over the<br />

ensuing months. This improves skin texture <strong>and</strong> reduces sagging skin, as well<br />

as offering subtle contouring of the jaw line <strong>and</strong> softening wrinkles around the<br />

mouth, eyes <strong>and</strong> forehead.<br />


Lasers are used to treat lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, sun damage <strong>and</strong> pigmentation<br />

by removing damaged skin <strong>and</strong> encouraging the production of new collagen.<br />

Modern laser treatments have been fi nessed <strong>and</strong> generally involve only temporary<br />

tenderness <strong>and</strong> redness lasting a few days in some cases. They can often be<br />

used on the entire face <strong>and</strong> body as well as the delicate area under the eyes.<br />

Carbon dioxide (CO 2<br />

) lasers can treat severe scarring but involve more serious<br />

side effects <strong>and</strong> longer recovery time.<br />


There are a number of non-invasive body contouring systems designed to<br />

smooth contours <strong>and</strong> eliminate fat deposits with minimal downtime. These<br />

devices harness some form of energy – be it radiofrequency, ultrasound, laser or<br />

cryolipolysis – to penetrate the skin <strong>and</strong> break down underlying fat. The fat cells<br />

are then metabolised through the body’s usual processes over several weeks.<br />

Most devices offer a combination of fat reduction <strong>and</strong> skin tightening. There is<br />

normally no downtime, minimal patient discomfort, <strong>and</strong> complications are rare.<br />

In conjunction with a healthy diet <strong>and</strong> exercise regime, results should be<br />

long lasting because, just as with liposuction, when fat cells are permanently<br />

destroyed they will not return. Generally, a series of treatments per area achieves<br />

noticeable, measurable results, although some patients note a circumferential<br />

reduction in the area after the fi rst treatment. It is best suited to people within<br />

a healthy weight range with localised fatty deposits impervious to exercise<br />

<strong>and</strong> diet. csbm<br />

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on the mobility of the treated area <strong>and</strong> the formulation. Fat transfer is a longer<br />

lasting option where the patient’s own fat is harvested, often during a concurrent<br />

surgical procedure.<br />


Hair reduction laser <strong>and</strong> intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments treat hair growth<br />

on areas such as the chest <strong>and</strong> back. A laser or light beam targets the follicle of<br />

the hair to destroy it at the base. Around six treatments are needed to remove<br />

or thin hair, depending on the area to be treated <strong>and</strong> the individual patient. The<br />

treatment involves mild discomfort <strong>and</strong> results are long term.<br />

Liposculpture is<br />

able to work in the<br />

superficial layers of<br />

fat to sculpt or ‘etch’<br />

the appearance of<br />

the underlying<br />

muscle structure<br />


In addition to hair reduction, IPL can be used to smooth fi ne lines, even skin tone,<br />

treat broken capillaries <strong>and</strong> improve sun damage. It uses multiple wavelengths<br />

of light to target specifi c chromophores (light-receptive cells) in the skin. Several<br />

treatments are required for optimal results. There is typically minimal downtime.<br />


Non-surgical skin tightening modalities target the skin’s deeper dermis <strong>and</strong><br />

subcutaneous layers, tightening the underlying tissue structure without damaging<br />

the outer layers of skin. It typically involves minimal discomfort <strong>and</strong> downtime so<br />

patients can continue their daily routine as quickly as possible. These modalities<br />

use either radiofrequency, ultrasound or infra red energy to target deeper levels of<br />

the dermis to induce new collagen formation <strong>and</strong> remodelling gradually over the<br />

ensuing months. This improves skin texture <strong>and</strong> reduces sagging skin, as well<br />

as offering subtle contouring of the jaw line <strong>and</strong> softening wrinkles around the<br />

mouth, eyes <strong>and</strong> forehead.<br />


Lasers are used to treat lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, sun damage <strong>and</strong> pigmentation<br />

by removing damaged skin <strong>and</strong> encouraging the production of new collagen.<br />

Modern laser treatments have been fi nessed <strong>and</strong> generally involve only temporary<br />

tenderness <strong>and</strong> redness lasting a few days in some cases. They can often be<br />

used on the entire face <strong>and</strong> body as well as the delicate area under the eyes.<br />

Carbon dioxide (CO 2<br />

) lasers can treat severe scarring but involve more serious<br />

side effects <strong>and</strong> longer recovery time.<br />


There are a number of non-invasive body contouring systems designed to<br />

smooth contours <strong>and</strong> eliminate fat deposits with minimal downtime. These<br />

devices harness some form of energy – be it radiofrequency, ultrasound, laser or<br />

cryolipolysis – to penetrate the skin <strong>and</strong> break down underlying fat. The fat cells<br />

are then metabolised through the body’s usual processes over several weeks.<br />

Most devices offer a combination of fat reduction <strong>and</strong> skin tightening. There is<br />

normally no downtime, minimal patient discomfort, <strong>and</strong> complications are rare.<br />

In conjunction with a healthy diet <strong>and</strong> exercise regime, results should be<br />

long lasting because, just as with liposuction, when fat cells are permanently<br />

destroyed they will not return. Generally, a series of treatments per area achieves<br />

noticeable, measurable results, although some patients note a circumferential<br />

reduction in the area after the fi rst treatment. It is best suited to people within<br />

a healthy weight range with localised fatty deposits impervious to exercise<br />

<strong>and</strong> diet. csbm<br />

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men<br />

rugged<br />

good looks<br />

Sydney ENT <strong>and</strong> facial cosmetic<br />

surgeon Dr William Mooney says<br />

rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin augmentation can<br />

give a more masculine appearance.<br />

Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to<br />

improve the aesthetics <strong>and</strong> functionality of the nose<br />

<strong>and</strong> nasal passage. And it’s consistently in high<br />

dem<strong>and</strong> in Australia.<br />

‘Australia’s experience of rhinoplasty is different from the<br />

rest of the world,’ says Sydney ENT <strong>and</strong> facial cosmetic<br />

surgeon Dr William Mooney. ‘I have a busy rhinoplasty<br />

practice – about one in three of my rhinoplasty patients are<br />

male. This compares to around one in 15 in the US <strong>and</strong> one<br />

in 20 in Europe.’<br />

‘The popularity of high impact sports, without crash<br />

helmets, as well as dubious conflict resolutions, particularly<br />

in males, has led to a prominent need for nose surgery,’ Dr<br />

Mooney adds. ‘A lot of Australian males will have a bump<br />

on their nose before early adulthood, which can influence<br />

both aesthetics <strong>and</strong> functionality.’<br />

Functionality<br />

Nose surgery is a unique cosmetic surgery procedure –<br />

combining both functional <strong>and</strong> cosmetic components.<br />

In fact, most men are pleased with the functional results<br />

of rhinoplasty, even if that’s not the reason they initially<br />

sought out treatment. For those with functional concerns,<br />

Dr Mooney explains these problems can greatly influence<br />

quality of life <strong>and</strong> overall health.<br />

‘Functional problems can affect simple things like<br />

sleeping <strong>and</strong> exercise,’ he says. ‘In any sports that stop<br />

<strong>and</strong> start rapidly – for example soccer, football <strong>and</strong> surfing<br />

– 30 per cent of oxygen intake is derived through the nose.<br />

When nasal functionality is improved through rhinoplasty,<br />

this can result in a significant improvement in performance.’<br />

‘Nasal obstruction can also be associated with snoring,<br />

which can be erosive for relationships; can have safety<br />

implications, causing an inability to smell leaking gas or fire;<br />

<strong>and</strong> can affect the finer things in life, rendering the nuance<br />

scents in food, coffee or wine unnoticeable,’ Dr Mooney<br />

adds. ‘Rhinoplasty can significantly improve these areas,<br />

<strong>and</strong> result in an improved quality of life overall.’<br />

Dr Mooney spends a long time planning the surgery<br />

with his patients to help secure the most effective functional<br />

<strong>and</strong> aesthetic results. His practice, Face Plus MediSpa in<br />

Bondi Junction, uses state of the art equipment to help<br />

plan for the best result after surgery.<br />

‘I spend a lot of time analysing the different functional<br />

issues with males,’ Dr Mooney says. ‘We use a fibre optic<br />

camera so the patient can literally see what’s going on<br />

inside the nose. We also perform a peak flow test, to show<br />

how bad their breathing really is.’<br />

Aesthetics<br />

In most cases, male rhinoplasty patients are seeking a<br />

straight, strong, masculine-looking result. Dr Mooney<br />

always tailors his approach to each individual patient,<br />

taking into account their ethnicity, existing anatomy <strong>and</strong><br />

overall facial shape.<br />

‘Men can be very discerning in their assessment of facial<br />

aesthetics; they’re quick to pick up something that looks<br />

fake!’ Dr Mooney says. ‘Female rhinoplasty patients are<br />

often after a pretty, almost “done” result, but this is certainly<br />

not the case for their male counterparts.’<br />

Dr Mooney uses digital imaging during the consultation<br />

process to ensure he has a realistic underst<strong>and</strong>ing of the<br />

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feature men<br />

rugged<br />

good looks<br />

Sydney ENT <strong>and</strong> facial cosmetic<br />

surgeon Dr William Mooney says<br />

rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin augmentation can<br />

give a more masculine appearance.<br />

Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to<br />

improve the aesthetics <strong>and</strong> functionality of the nose<br />

<strong>and</strong> nasal passage. And it’s consistently in high<br />

dem<strong>and</strong> in Australia.<br />

‘Australia’s experience of rhinoplasty is different from the<br />

rest of the world,’ says Sydney ENT <strong>and</strong> facial cosmetic<br />

surgeon Dr William Mooney. ‘I have a busy rhinoplasty<br />

practice – about one in three of my rhinoplasty patients are<br />

male. This compares to around one in 15 in the US <strong>and</strong> one<br />

in 20 in Europe.’<br />

‘The popularity of high impact sports, without crash<br />

helmets, as well as dubious conflict resolutions, particularly<br />

in males, has led to a prominent need for nose surgery,’ Dr<br />

Mooney adds. ‘A lot of Australian males will have a bump<br />

on their nose before early adulthood, which can influence<br />

both aesthetics <strong>and</strong> functionality.’<br />

Functionality<br />

Nose surgery is a unique cosmetic surgery procedure –<br />

combining both functional <strong>and</strong> cosmetic components.<br />

In fact, most men are pleased with the functional results<br />

of rhinoplasty, even if that’s not the reason they initially<br />

sought out treatment. For those with functional concerns,<br />

Dr Mooney explains these problems can greatly influence<br />

quality of life <strong>and</strong> overall health.<br />

‘Functional problems can affect simple things like<br />

sleeping <strong>and</strong> exercise,’ he says. ‘In any sports that stop<br />

<strong>and</strong> start rapidly – for example soccer, football <strong>and</strong> surfing<br />

– 30 per cent of oxygen intake is derived through the nose.<br />

When nasal functionality is improved through rhinoplasty,<br />

this can result in a significant improvement in performance.’<br />

‘Nasal obstruction can also be associated with snoring,<br />

which can be erosive for relationships; can have safety<br />

implications, causing an inability to smell leaking gas or fire;<br />

<strong>and</strong> can affect the finer things in life, rendering the nuance<br />

scents in food, coffee or wine unnoticeable,’ Dr Mooney<br />

adds. ‘Rhinoplasty can significantly improve these areas,<br />

<strong>and</strong> result in an improved quality of life overall.’<br />

Dr Mooney spends a long time planning the surgery<br />

with his patients to help secure the most effective functional<br />

<strong>and</strong> aesthetic results. His practice, Face Plus MediSpa in<br />

Bondi Junction, uses state of the art equipment to help<br />

plan for the best result after surgery.<br />

‘I spend a lot of time analysing the different functional<br />

issues with males,’ Dr Mooney says. ‘We use a fibre optic<br />

camera so the patient can literally see what’s going on<br />

inside the nose. We also perform a peak flow test, to show<br />

how bad their breathing really is.’<br />

Aesthetics<br />

In most cases, male rhinoplasty patients are seeking a<br />

straight, strong, masculine-looking result. Dr Mooney<br />

always tailors his approach to each individual patient,<br />

taking into account their ethnicity, existing anatomy <strong>and</strong><br />

overall facial shape.<br />

‘Men can be very discerning in their assessment of facial<br />

aesthetics; they’re quick to pick up something that looks<br />

fake!’ Dr Mooney says. ‘Female rhinoplasty patients are<br />

often after a pretty, almost “done” result, but this is certainly<br />

not the case for their male counterparts.’<br />

Dr Mooney uses digital imaging during the consultation<br />

process to ensure he has a realistic underst<strong>and</strong>ing of the<br />

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patient’s aesthetic concerns <strong>and</strong> expectations going into<br />

surgery. ‘I use before <strong>and</strong> after examples, as well as digital<br />

imaging, to ensure both myself <strong>and</strong> the patient are on the<br />

same page with regards to aesthetics,’ he explains.<br />

Another method, commonly used by Dr Mooney is<br />

injectable rhinoplasty, which uses dermal fillers to change<br />

the shape of the nose. To ensure the patient is satisfied<br />

with the planned result, Dr Mooney can trial saline preprocedure<br />

to mirror the final result.<br />

‘Injections with saline solution around a week<br />

before the procedure afford a “try-before-you-buy”<br />

experience for the patient,’ Dr Mooney explains. ‘The<br />

saline solution only stays in the nose for around 10<br />

to 15 minutes, however it can give the patient an<br />

accurate representation of the final result. Injectable<br />

rhinoplasty is one of the only cosmetic procedures where<br />

the patient can have such an accurate preview of the<br />

outcome.’<br />

get out of the sun, booze less <strong>and</strong> get happy,’ he says.<br />

‘The cosmetic surgery itself involves a delicate balance of<br />

aesthetics. I encourage my male patients to seek naturallooking,<br />

healthy <strong>and</strong> balanced results in undergoing<br />

cosmetic surgery.’<br />

‘When partnered with certain lifestyle adjustments,<br />

this approach to surgery can have a positive impact on<br />

the patient’s overall health <strong>and</strong> wellbeing,’ Dr Mooney<br />

concludes. csbm<br />

Chin augmentation<br />

Chin augmentation is a popular procedure in male patients<br />

hoping to bring their face into more masculine proportions.<br />

‘One of the biggest changes in the transformation from<br />

a boy to a man is the strengthening of the chin contour,’<br />

Dr Mooney explains. ‘A strong chin often equates to a<br />

masculine appearance. Comparatively, a weak chin can<br />

contribute to a weaker, more immature appearance.’<br />

Men can be very discerning<br />

in their assessment of facial<br />

aesthetics; they’re quick to pick<br />

up something that looks fake!<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin implant by<br />

Dr Mooney<br />

‘In some cases, male patients approach me seeking<br />

rhinoplasty surgery, thinking they have a big nose, when<br />

really they have a small chin,’ Dr Mooney explains. ‘Chin<br />

augmentation can be performed alone, or in conjunction<br />

with rhinoplasty, to balance the face <strong>and</strong> create a more<br />

masculine-looking appearance.’<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgery involves a discerning eye for aesthetics<br />

on behalf of the surgeon <strong>and</strong>, in rhinoplasty, involves a<br />

thorough underst<strong>and</strong>ing of the intricate anatomy of the<br />

nose <strong>and</strong> sinus.<br />

Dr Mooney commonly advises his patients to make some<br />

easy lifestyle adjustments, alongside cosmetic surgery, to<br />

help improve the results <strong>and</strong> maintain a youthful, refreshed<br />

appearance for the long-term. ‘The first piece of advice I<br />

give all my patients is to get some sleep, stop smoking,<br />

BEFORE<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin implant by<br />

Dr Mooney<br />

AFTER rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> chin implant by<br />

Dr Mooney<br />

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Take action against your<br />

Hair loss<br />

Introducing a game<br />

changer in hair<br />

transplant surgery.<br />

Dr Russell Knudsen<br />

is the first surgeon<br />

in the Southern<br />

Hemisphere to offer<br />

the artas robot for<br />

improved results<br />

in hair transplant<br />

surgery. Caitlin<br />

Bishop reports.<br />

Hair transplant surgery using the Follicular Unit Extraction technique has<br />

just reached a new level of efficiency, effectiveness <strong>and</strong> innovation. Dr<br />

Russell Knudsen from the Knudsen Hair Transplant Clinic in Sydney has<br />

just introduced the first hair transplant robot in the southern hemisphere – one of<br />

only 100 in the world – to his clinic in Double Bay.<br />

The ARTAS System uses sophisticated digital mapping <strong>and</strong> precision robotics<br />

to harvest thous<strong>and</strong>s of healthy individual hair follicles from the scalp. Dr Knudsen<br />

then expertly transplants these follicles into the area of thinning hair.<br />

The new-age approach to hair transplant surgery is a welcome addition to<br />

the ever-growing industry. In the past decade, the number of hair transplant<br />

procedures in Australia has doubled to almost 4,000 procedures annually.<br />

Statistics show two-thirds of men experience some hair loss by their mid-thirties,<br />

<strong>and</strong> 50 percent of men will see significant loss in hair thickness by age 50.<br />

Hair transplant surgery… before ARTAS<br />

Traditionally, hair transplant surgery has been performed using one of two<br />

harvesting techniques: the strip technique <strong>and</strong> Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).<br />

The strip technique involves taking an ellipse of skin from the back of the head,<br />

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which is then dissected under microscope magnification <strong>and</strong> the grafts are made<br />

from this. The excised strip is then closed with sutures, <strong>and</strong> patients are left with<br />

a fine line of scarring at the back of the head.<br />

Comparatively, the FUE technique uses a small cylindrical punch - one<br />

millimetre in diameter - to drill out follicular unites one by one with a punch<br />

excision. This method is performed using a specialised drill, which can be<br />

operated manually or with the assistance of engine rotation.<br />

Typically, the surgeon uses high definition imagery to extract each follicular<br />

unit without causing damage to the live hair follicle.<br />

‘To manually perform the FUE technique - or even when using an engineassisted<br />

drill - the procedure is tiring <strong>and</strong> dem<strong>and</strong>ing,’ Dr Knudsen explains. ‘It is<br />

more technical then the strip technique, <strong>and</strong> the grafts can be easily damaged,<br />

which lowers the growth potential after transplantation.’<br />

Having said that, many patients choose to use the FUE technique, as they<br />

don’t want the linear scar at the back of the head. This is particularly the case in<br />

patients with short hair, or males with military style shaved head.<br />

Strip <strong>and</strong> FUE only refer to harvesting of the donor hairs. Once the grafts are<br />

extracted, the follicles need to be prepared <strong>and</strong> then transplanted to the balding<br />

site. This needs to be done relatively quickly, as the extracted follicles have no<br />

blood supply <strong>and</strong> the faster they’re back in the scalp, the better for future growth.<br />

Hair transplant surgery with ARTAS<br />

The ARTAS robot takes over the extraction process <strong>and</strong> has been described<br />

as an “FUE game changer”. It can remove up to 1,200 hair follicles per hour,<br />

minimising the length of the procedure <strong>and</strong> reducing the transition time between<br />

extraction <strong>and</strong> transplantation.<br />

‘Because FUE is a slower technique to perform than strip, it can take an<br />

experienced surgeon a significant amount of time to perform an FUE manually.<br />

With this comes fatigues <strong>and</strong>, in some cases, inconsistency,’ Dr Knudsen<br />

explains. ‘The robot protects against any inconsistencies, <strong>and</strong> its speed is<br />

comparable with the best surgeons in the world.’<br />

‘The faster speed <strong>and</strong> increased accuracy of extraction is also very beneficial<br />

to the patient. They require less anaesthetic, the procedure takes less time <strong>and</strong><br />

the results are more reliable,’ he adds.<br />

By using digital mapping <strong>and</strong> precision robotics, the ARTAS can extract<br />

healthy hairs without causing damage to the follicle. This helps ensure long-term<br />

growth after replanting.<br />

After the extracted hairs are transplanted to the balding site, the roots develop<br />

their own blood supply <strong>and</strong> begin to grow. New hairs are seen a few months after<br />

the procedure.<br />

Directly following the procedure, Dr Knudsen applies a dressing to the<br />

micro¬wounds in the donor area <strong>and</strong> antibiotic cream. The holes usually heal<br />

over seven to 10 days following the operation leaving time white circular scars..<br />

While the hair transplant operation is largely the same with the ARTAS, the<br />

new technology is the first step in a revolution of FUE hair transplant surgery. The<br />

ARTAS is setting new st<strong>and</strong>ards in the efficiency, consistency <strong>and</strong> reliability of<br />

FUE hair transplant surgery.<br />

‘I waited to see the documented results of the ARTAS System before<br />

purchasing the robot,’ Dr Knudsen says. ‘I believe, in the h<strong>and</strong>s of a skilled<br />

surgeon, the ARTAS will help answer the needs of many men who are desperate<br />

to overcome hair loss.’ csbm<br />

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men<br />

The<br />

his &<br />

hers<br />

guide to<br />

cosmetic<br />

enhancement<br />

Queensl<strong>and</strong><br />

cosmetic doctor<br />

Dr John Flynn<br />

explains the<br />

subtle differences<br />

between female<br />

<strong>and</strong> male cosmetic<br />

surgery. Caitlin<br />

Bishop reports.<br />

Men age differently to women. In one of life’s cruel paradoxes, men’s skin<br />

is typically more resilient to ageing than women’s. Queensl<strong>and</strong> cosmetic<br />

doctor Dr John Flynn explains this occurs for a number of reasons, <strong>and</strong><br />

many surgical <strong>and</strong> non-surgical treatments can be tailored specifically for male<br />

patients.<br />

‘Male skin is thicker <strong>and</strong> tougher <strong>and</strong> does wear more easily,’ says Dr Flynn.<br />

‘There are several reasons for this. Firstly, men’s skin is oilier than women’s. The<br />

sebaceous (oil) gl<strong>and</strong>s attached to the hair follicles in male skin are more robust <strong>and</strong><br />

produce more oil than in women’s skin.’<br />

‘Secondly, the strength of the hair follicles in male skin act as a reinforcing strut<br />

– meaning the skin doesn’t collapse <strong>and</strong> wrinkle as easily,’ Dr Flynn adds. ‘Also,<br />

men shave <strong>and</strong> – apart from removing hair – this acts as a microdermabrasion.<br />

When women have a microdermabrasion treatment they see positive changes in<br />

their skin but these results don’t necessarily last. Through shaving, men have a<br />

virtual microdermabrasion on a daily basis so a cumulative result can persist over a<br />

long period of time.’<br />

Many cosmetic treatments are very similar for male <strong>and</strong> female patients – for<br />

example, laser treatments for skin rejuvenation are performed the same way,<br />

sometimes using different parameters. However, Dr Flynn explains the different<br />

aesthetic goals of male <strong>and</strong> female patients call for a different approach in dermal<br />

filling <strong>and</strong> certain surgeries.<br />

‘Many practitioners perform cosmetic procedures the same way for both male<br />

<strong>and</strong> female patients,’ he says. ‘When this happens, particularly in cosmetic surgeries<br />

<strong>and</strong> when using dermal fillers, the result on a male face often leads to feminisation of<br />

the features, which almost always looks odd.’<br />

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men<br />

Dermal fillers<br />

When undergoing treatment with dermal fillers, female patients are often after an<br />

accentuated result. This is not the same for male patients.<br />

‘In filling the cheeks, you don’t have the same leeway with male patients as<br />

you do with female patients,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘If you fill a women’s cheeks a<br />

little too much, you can often get away with an aesthetically accentuated result.<br />

If you do this with males, the result is usually not as attractive. It’s a delicate<br />

balance.’<br />

‘The same goes for filling the lips. Naturally, men have thinner lips than women,<br />

so if you fill them too much they will look decidedly overdone,’ he adds.<br />

For men, cosmetic<br />

surgery should avoid<br />

“accentuating” <strong>and</strong><br />

“redefining”. Instead,<br />

it should fill the agerelated<br />

hollows <strong>and</strong><br />

return the face to its<br />

base line<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgeries<br />

A popular procedure in male patients is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) <strong>and</strong><br />

brow lifting. When combined, these procedures can open the eyes, tighten the<br />

surrounding skin <strong>and</strong> reduce the appearance of heavy, wrinkled brows. This<br />

creates a noticeable anti-ageing result – but the surgical approach needs to be<br />

tailored differently to male <strong>and</strong> female patients.<br />

‘The female brow is fine, with typically more arch <strong>and</strong> height, <strong>and</strong> a brow lift<br />

can refine this look,’ says Dr Flynn. ‘The male brow is naturally thicker <strong>and</strong> flatter.<br />

If it is raised <strong>and</strong> arched, the result can look very odd <strong>and</strong> obvious.’<br />

The same principle applies to the face. Women have finer, more delicate<br />

features, while men have a flatter, squarer structure. These aesthetic differences<br />

need to be incorporated into the surgical approach.<br />

‘<strong>Cosmetic</strong> surgery for women usually aims to accentuate the curves <strong>and</strong><br />

shapes of the face, for example, to fill out the cheek volume, emphasise the<br />

cheek bones <strong>and</strong> plump the lips,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘For men, cosmetic surgery<br />

should avoid “accentuating” <strong>and</strong> “redefining” – instead, it should fill the agerelated<br />

hollows <strong>and</strong> return the face to its base line. You’re not looking for a<br />

“sculpted” result.’<br />

Similarly, a neck lift is a surgical procedure that can help improve the<br />

appearance of sagging skin on the neck. The surgery is essentially the lower<br />

section of a facelift <strong>and</strong> is useful in someone who has an ageing neck out of<br />

proportion to the rest of the face.<br />

‘The surgery will improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin but will not<br />

help the fine crepe-paper appearance of someone with very thin skin,’ Dr Flynn<br />

explains. ‘This is of particular benefit to males, as their skin is naturally thick <strong>and</strong><br />

they don’t suffer so much from crepey skin, as seen in female patients.’<br />

Alongside a neck lift, excess fat on the neck can also be removed with the help<br />

of liposuction. This can improve the neck contour <strong>and</strong> give a sharper, younger,<br />

more defined appearance.<br />

Males commonly have different motivations, concerns <strong>and</strong> expectations<br />

going into cosmetic surgery. They age differently to women, typically have more<br />

sun damage, <strong>and</strong> have different expectations of the final result. It takes an expert<br />

eye to tailor cosmetic treatments to each individual patient, incorporating the<br />

different anatomy <strong>and</strong> aesthetic concerns of male <strong>and</strong> female patients. csbm<br />

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hair loss<br />

New<br />

frontiers<br />

in treating<br />

hair loss,<br />

without<br />

surgery<br />

Treatment with Regen PRP can<br />

help prevent, slow <strong>and</strong> reverse<br />

Hair loss. Caitlin Bishop rePORTS.<br />

Regen Lab is tackling hair loss from all fronts. By<br />

boosting scalp health, accelerating hair regrowth<br />

<strong>and</strong> promoting regeneration of the hair follicle, Regen<br />

PRP is both a restorative <strong>and</strong> preventative measure against<br />

hair loss. Most importantly, it’s also natural, homogeneous<br />

<strong>and</strong> non-surgical.<br />

Sydney hair transplant surgeon Dr Johnathan Chan<br />

has been using Regen PRP platelet-rich plasma treatment<br />

alongside surgical hair transplant procedures for the past<br />

two years. He explains it can achieve effective results both<br />

as a st<strong>and</strong>alone <strong>and</strong> conjunctive procedure.<br />

‘One patient, a 53-year-old gentlemen, presented to me<br />

hoping to thicken his thinning hair with surgery,’ says Dr<br />

Chan. ‘I suggested trying Regen PRP to rescue as much<br />

hair as possible, <strong>and</strong> then use surgery to thicken up any<br />

areas that did not respond. In the end, the PRP-treated<br />

area became much thicker, beyond what we initially<br />

expected. Because of this, the patient only needed a<br />

small hair transplant, just to make the hairline perfect. This<br />

wouldn’t have been possible if he didn’t have so much hair<br />

restored by PRP.’<br />

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hair loss<br />

The potential for PRP to increase healing, optimise repair<br />

processes <strong>and</strong> strengthen tissue means its applications<br />

are virtually limitless. Indeed, PRP has a history that spans<br />

decades in the medical arena. It’s been used to combat<br />

autoimmune diseases; in sports medicine for treating<br />

injured joints <strong>and</strong> muscles; <strong>and</strong> now, thanks to companies<br />

such as Regen Lab, PRP is quickly taking over the world of<br />

cosmetic medicine <strong>and</strong> hair restoration.<br />

The procedure involves extracting a sample of the<br />

patient’s blood, centrifuging this sample to concentrate<br />

the blood’s platelets <strong>and</strong> then re-injecting the concentrated<br />

solution into the treatment area.<br />

Once PRP is injected into the body, the concentrated<br />

blood platelets release proteins called growth factors,<br />

which communicate with the body’s cells to trigger natural<br />

regenerative processes.<br />

‘PRP provides a concentrated dose of growth factors<br />

to stimulate tissue repair <strong>and</strong> rejuvenation,’ explains New<br />

Zeal<strong>and</strong> cosmetic physician Dr Paul Nola, who has been<br />

using PRP to treat hair loss since 2008. ‘Hair follicles respond<br />

to these growth factors <strong>and</strong> can reactivate if resting, or grow<br />

thicker, healthier hair if active. Treatment has been shown to<br />

hasten reversal of alopecia areata <strong>and</strong> to slow or temporarily<br />

reverse male <strong>and</strong> female pattern hair loss.’<br />

Although there are several PRP systems on the market,<br />

Regen PRP has a unique centrifugation process, designed<br />

to yield the maximum concentration of blood platelets to<br />

achieve superior results.<br />

‘Regen is an easy-to-use system that is cost- <strong>and</strong><br />

time-effective for the patient,’ Dr Chan explains. ‘The PRP<br />

concentration can be easily adjusted to tailor the treatment<br />

according to each individual patient.’<br />

A thorough consultation process is required to establish<br />

the best treatment plan with Regen PRP. In some cases,<br />

Regen PRP is used alongside hair transplant surgery to<br />

achieve optimum results. The PRP treatment assists in<br />

recovery following surgery, <strong>and</strong> helps optimise hair growth<br />

following a hair transplant procedure.<br />

‘The fact that PRP is a biological product means there<br />

is variability between individuals, in how many platelets<br />

they have <strong>and</strong> how effective their platelets <strong>and</strong> PRP will be<br />

in regrowing hair,’ Dr Nola explains. ‘I treat hair loss with<br />

multiple modalities, including PRP, prescription medicine,<br />

supplements, lifestyle adjustments, needle rolling <strong>and</strong> lightbased<br />

therapy. Cigarette smoke <strong>and</strong> anti-infl ammatory<br />

tablets must be avoided for two weeks before PRP<br />

treatment, as they can disable platelet activity.’<br />

Commonly, a series of three treatments, four to six weeks<br />

apart, are performed to achieve the best result, however<br />

this can be altered according to the patient’s needs.<br />

‘Every case is different, however, good results have been<br />

witnessed in many hair loss patients. Importantly, PRP<br />

triggers natural processes inside the scalp, which means<br />

effective results can be achieved with minimal risk <strong>and</strong><br />

down time. In fact, most patients return to work right after<br />

the procedure,’ Dr Chan concludes. csbm<br />

Regen PRP for treating hair loss<br />

• Regen PRP fuels the scalp with growth factors to<br />

stimulate hair follicles <strong>and</strong> encourage hair regrowth<br />

• Increased blood fl ow after Regen PRP treatment<br />

aids in hair restoration<br />

• Regen PRP boosts the health <strong>and</strong> condition of the<br />

scalp to facilitate hair growth<br />

• Collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin production is promoted with<br />

Regen PRP; this can help yield more grafts in hair<br />

transplant surgery<br />

• Regen PRP can help accelerate the recovery of the<br />

scalp post hair transplant surgery<br />

• Regen PRP prevents <strong>and</strong> slows down further hair<br />

loss by improving the condition of the scalp <strong>and</strong><br />

hair follicles<br />

BEFORE PRP treatment<br />

BEFORE PRP treatment<br />

AFTER medical treatment <strong>and</strong> two sessions of Regen PRP<br />

Three months AFTER two Regen PRP treatments<br />

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feature<br />

Men tend to have a higher, more<br />

receded hairline than women. The<br />

hairline also tends to form an ‘M’ shape<br />

that recedes at the temples.<br />

FACE<br />

Men’s foreheads tend to be backwards sloping, with<br />

an overhanging horizontal brow, whereas women’s tend to be<br />

more vertical. Perhaps the most noticeable male characteristic<br />

on the forehead is brow-bossing. This refers to the<br />

ridge of bone that runs across the forehead just above the<br />

eyes, <strong>and</strong> it is usually far more pronounced in males.<br />

Male eyebrows are fairly straight <strong>and</strong><br />

thick <strong>and</strong> sit on or just under the orbital<br />

rims with minimal eyebrow arch.<br />

Men often have hollow cheeks,<br />

because of flatter cheekbones <strong>and</strong><br />

their tendency to carry less fat.<br />

Male noses are longer <strong>and</strong> wider <strong>and</strong> tend to have<br />

a more prominent, straighter bridge <strong>and</strong> greater<br />

width to the middle of the nose. An attractive male<br />

nose has less tip rotation than women’s.<br />

In males, the distance between the nose’s<br />

base <strong>and</strong> the top of the lip is usually longer.<br />

The male jawbone is usually heavier built <strong>and</strong> tends to<br />

be wider because the masseter muscles, also<br />

known as the chewing muscles, attached to the<br />

corners of the jawbone are much bigger.<br />

The Adam’s apple is usually visible <strong>and</strong> very<br />

prominent in males but rarely visible in females.<br />

Male chins are wider, have a flat base <strong>and</strong> have<br />

two corners that form a square shape. Male chins<br />

are taller <strong>and</strong> heavier <strong>and</strong> are more likely to have a<br />

vertical cleft in the middle.<br />

Male faces have a more square appearance <strong>and</strong> an ‘M’-shaped hairline coming down to a wide, square cornered<br />

jaw at the bottom. The lower third of the male face is usually longer because of a long top lip <strong>and</strong> tall chin.<br />

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OFF<br />

Women have more of a flatter,<br />

straight line or curved hairline.<br />

feature<br />

Females have almost no discernable brow bossing<br />

because their foreheads are more rounded with a fairly flat<br />

front. In profile, female foreheads are usually more vertical<br />

instead of backward sloping.<br />

Female eyebrows generally sit higher <strong>and</strong><br />

are more arched or wing-shaped.<br />

The eyes in a woman appear larger. This is in part because of<br />

the shape of the bony rim above <strong>and</strong> the forehead, <strong>and</strong> partly<br />

because of the cheekbones. The combination of bone shapes<br />

create relatively larger eyes which is considered both feminine<br />

<strong>and</strong> attractive. Eyes tend to be more wide-set then men’s.<br />

Female cheeks tend to be fuller <strong>and</strong> more<br />

rounded, <strong>and</strong> cheekbones are a little higher <strong>and</strong><br />

further forward, showing more prominence.<br />

The female nose is smaller <strong>and</strong> shorter. It has a<br />

narrower bridge <strong>and</strong> nostrils, often has a more<br />

concave profile <strong>and</strong> tends to be blunter at the tip.<br />

It also has a greater angulation between the lip <strong>and</strong><br />

the tip of the nose.<br />

When a female mouth is relaxed <strong>and</strong> slightly<br />

open, it tends to show a bit of top teeth,<br />

lending a youthful appearance to the face.<br />

The area between the top lip <strong>and</strong> nose often<br />

has a more backward slope in females.<br />

Female jaw lines run in a gentle curve from the earlobe<br />

to the chin. In males it tends to drop down straight from<br />

the ear <strong>and</strong> then turn at a sharp angle towards the chin,<br />

giving a square appearance.<br />

Female chins are rounded <strong>and</strong> typically less prominent.<br />

A female face tends to be more rounded – from the hairline down to a single point at the chin. In profile, the female<br />

face tends to be flat while the male forehead slopes backwards, with the lower half of the face protruding forward.<br />

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face<br />

Look<br />

your<br />

best<br />

at every age<br />

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew says a<br />

pesonalised beauty treATMent program enables people<br />

to look their best AT every age. AimÉe SuRTenich repoRTS.<br />

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew believes the<br />

new generation of advanced cosmetic non-surgical<br />

treatments are delivering such remarkable results<br />

that in the future most patients, if properly treated, will no<br />

longer require major facial cosmetic surgery. Instead, regular<br />

maintenance with non-surgical treatments will become the<br />

norm – combined with more minor surgical procedures<br />

where required.<br />

A global leader in the development of advanced cosmetic<br />

facial treatments, Dr Liew has developed the <strong>Beauty</strong> Through<br />

The Ages Program, a personalised beauty treatment plan that<br />

helps guide patients through each decade with the best <strong>and</strong><br />

latest procedures available at Dr Liew’s Shape Clinic.<br />

‘The new treatments deliver such natural-looking results<br />

that patients can be a more beautiful version of themselves<br />

at every age,’ says Dr Liew. ‘Regular non-surgical procedures<br />

to beautify the face <strong>and</strong> skin is far more effective than waiting<br />

until invasive surgery is needed to repair sagging jowls <strong>and</strong><br />

skin folds. But for patients with significant skin looseness of<br />

the eyelid, lower face <strong>and</strong> neck, then eye, face <strong>and</strong> neck lift<br />

surgery still <strong>and</strong> always will be the gold st<strong>and</strong>ard.’<br />

Treatment plans under the <strong>Beauty</strong> Through The Ages<br />

Program ensure a more targeted, effective approach for every<br />

age, including:<br />

Your 20s<br />

Most cosmetic treatments for people in their 20s are nonsurgical<br />

(wrinkle relaxers such as Botox, <strong>and</strong> fillers) <strong>and</strong> are<br />

aimed at beautifying the face.<br />

Apart from basic treatments such as lip enhancement,<br />

Shape Clinic also offers Dr Liew’s advanced, pioneering<br />

techniques – including his total facial reshaping procedure,<br />

a ‘glamorising’ treatment which can transform the ‘girl next<br />

door’ to a stunning beauty.<br />

Surgically, breast augmentation surgery is the most popular<br />

at this age group, says Dr Liew.<br />

Your 30s<br />

This is the decade when we start to notice the first signs of<br />

facial ageing: most commonly lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles on our brow<br />

<strong>and</strong> mouth.<br />

‘Botox <strong>and</strong> other injectables to reduce frown <strong>and</strong> laugh<br />

lines <strong>and</strong> fillers to resculpture the cheek area will both<br />

beautify the face <strong>and</strong> maintain youthful radiance,’ says<br />

Dr Liew.<br />

Your 40s, 50s <strong>and</strong> Beyond<br />

At this age we are increasingly likely to combine non-surgical<br />

treatments with surgery.<br />

‘Face <strong>and</strong> neck lifts to reduce jowls <strong>and</strong> sagging neck skin<br />

are in high dem<strong>and</strong>, while eyelid surgery <strong>and</strong> brow lifts are also<br />

popular,’ says Dr Liew.<br />

‘Dermal fillers in this age group continue to be very effective<br />

in creating a natural-looking <strong>and</strong> more beautiful appearance,<br />

replacing lost volume to deflated cheeks, thinning lips <strong>and</strong><br />

softening the “marionette” lines around the mouth,’ Dr Liew<br />

concludes. csbm<br />

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face<br />

Non surgical 20s to 30s<br />

1<br />

BEFORE<br />

A beautifully tailored, sensuous <strong>and</strong> juicy lip with Juvederm filler<br />

AFTER lip enhancement with dermal filler by Dr Liew<br />

2<br />

BEFORE<br />

Non-surgical lower eyelift with dermal filler to remove the tired dark circles<br />

AFTER non-surgical enhancement by Dr Liew<br />

3<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER non-surgical enhancement by Dr Liew<br />

Non-surgical eyebrow <strong>and</strong> eye lift with Botox to lift the eyebrows <strong>and</strong> reduce heaviness of the upper eyelid to create<br />

brighter, more attractive eyes<br />

4<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER non-surgical enhancement by Dr Liew<br />

Total facial beautification to narrow <strong>and</strong> define the jawline with Botox <strong>and</strong> to define the cheek definition with dermal filler<br />

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face<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Through The Ages Program 20s to 30s<br />

1<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER surgical upper eyelift procedure (in-office) by<br />

Dr Liew<br />

2<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER Asian ‘double eyelid’ surgery (in-office) by<br />

Dr Liew<br />

3<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER surgical lower eyelift procedure (lower eyebags<br />

removed) by Dr Liew<br />

4<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER keyhole browlift <strong>and</strong> surgical fat removal of<br />

lower eyelids by Dr Liew<br />

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face<br />

1<br />

Non Surgical<br />

40s, 50s, 60s<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER non-surgical enhancement by Dr Liew<br />

Sunken <strong>and</strong> hollow cheeks created a sad <strong>and</strong> tired look. Dermal fillers were used to<br />

transform her facial contour to a beautiful <strong>and</strong> healthy appearance<br />

2<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER facial rejuvenation by Dr Liew<br />

Total facial rejuvenation creating a refreshed <strong>and</strong> aesthetically pleasing appearance<br />

3<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER facial rejuvenation by Dr Liew<br />

Total facial beautification with strategic use of laser for skin capillaries, Botox <strong>and</strong><br />

dermal fillers<br />

4<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER facial rejuvenation by Dr Liew<br />

Total facial beautification with strategic use of dermal fillers, transforming the facial<br />

structures <strong>and</strong> profile of the eyebrow, eyelid, nose, cheek <strong>and</strong> chin<br />

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face<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Through The Ages Program<br />

Looking The Best at Any Stage of Your Life<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER facial rejvenation by Dr Liew<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER facial rejvenation by Dr Liew<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Treatment Plan (combining surgery <strong>and</strong> non-surgical procedures): This patient underwent upper <strong>and</strong> lower eyelift surgery <strong>and</strong> face<br />

<strong>and</strong> necklift surgery at the age of 49 by Dr Liew. At age 60 she has maintained her beautiful radiance, looking the best for her age by simple<br />

skincare <strong>and</strong> strategically planned non-surgical treatments by Dr Liew.<br />

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face<br />





From the runways of New York, London <strong>and</strong> Paris to the<br />

red carpet in Cannes, models, actors <strong>and</strong> celebrities<br />

all tend to have two things in common: well defi ned,<br />

full brows complemented by a set of plump, prominent lips.<br />

Yet for many women, years of over plucking can leave their<br />

brows sparse <strong>and</strong>, thanks to the natural ageing process,<br />

once clearly defi ned lips can become faded.<br />

‘As our body ages we can lose defi nition of our features;<br />

they no longer appear as prominent <strong>and</strong> sharp as they<br />

were in youth,’ says Sydney cosmetic tattoo practitioner<br />

Val Glover-Hovan from <strong>Cosmetic</strong> Tattoo Australia, who for<br />

the last 35 years has helped women redefi ne their features<br />

using permanent makeup. ‘When done well, cosmetic<br />

tattoo can have a signifi cant anti-ageing effect <strong>and</strong> can help<br />

re-instil a sense of confi dence <strong>and</strong> youthfulness.’<br />

Having performed cosmetic tattoo procedures on<br />

thous<strong>and</strong>s of women, she underst<strong>and</strong>s that no two women<br />

are alike, <strong>and</strong> that each needs the procedure tailored to<br />

enhance their underlying beauty. ‘We all have different<br />

needs, lifestyles <strong>and</strong> tastes, <strong>and</strong> the cosmetic tattoo needs<br />

to refl ect this,’ she says.<br />

Glover-Hovan has carved a career out of making<br />

Australian women look <strong>and</strong> feel fabulous. ‘When performed<br />

correctly, cosmetic tattooing can enhance <strong>and</strong> beautify<br />

a woman’s looks,’ she says. ‘This might include creating<br />

defi ned, well-groomed eyebrows, enhanced eye shape<br />

with eyeliner <strong>and</strong> more youthful-looking lips with colour <strong>and</strong><br />

defi nition. The great thing is that all of these treatments last<br />

for many years. It makes me feel good to know I’ve made so<br />

many people feel more beautiful <strong>and</strong> confi dent throughout<br />

my career.’<br />

According to Glover-Hovan, two of the most popular<br />

procedures are those to enhance the brows <strong>and</strong> lips.<br />

‘Permanent lip line is suited to people who have no defi nite<br />

lip shape, or for pale, sun damaged or uneven lips <strong>and</strong> those<br />

that have lost shape as a result of cold sores or injury,’ she<br />

explains. Permanent lip line can also simply add defi nition<br />

for women who want to put more emphasis on their lips.<br />

To further enhance the appearance of the lips, Glover-<br />

Hovan explains clients can choose between a lip line <strong>and</strong><br />

blend, which outlines the mouth <strong>and</strong> blends the colour onto<br />

part of the lips, making the lip line more subtle; or a full lip<br />

colour, with more than 100 shades to choose from. ‘This<br />

is one of the most popular treatments,’ she says. ‘You can<br />

kiss without leaving a trace – no more worry about lipstick<br />

marks on your teeth, glassware or other people.’<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> tattoo can also bring defi nition to the brows,<br />

enhancing facial symmetry <strong>and</strong> framing the eyes. With<br />

techniques that allow her to mimic the appearance of hair,<br />

Glover-Hovan believes cosmetic tattooing can result in a<br />

real transformation.<br />

As a specialist <strong>and</strong> educator in cosmetic tattoo, Glover-<br />

Hovan carefully evaluates facial proportions <strong>and</strong> symmetry,<br />

as well as hair <strong>and</strong> skin colouring, before creating a design<br />

that will complement <strong>and</strong> enhance each client’s features to<br />

reveal a brighter, more attractive appearance. csbm<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER full lip tattoo treatment by Val Glover-Hovan<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER eyebrow tattooing – an “eye lift” without surgery<br />

– by Val Glover-Hovan<br />

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face<br />




Z-LIFT<br />


& NECK LIFT<br />


THE Z-LIFT<br />

True walk-in walk-out<br />

procedure<br />

Short incision strategically<br />

executed in front<br />

<strong>and</strong> behind the ear,<br />

expected to result in<br />

imperceptible scar.<br />

Customised approach to<br />

lower face <strong>and</strong> neck.<br />





In early 2000, Dr Zurek developed a lower face <strong>and</strong> neck lift which<br />

he called the “Z-Lift”. The letter “Z” refers to the shape of the incision<br />

around the lower ear <strong>and</strong> coincides with his name initial. This procedure<br />

consists of platysmaplasty with an oblique vector.<br />

Dr Zurek reported his procedure in Australia <strong>and</strong> at a number of<br />

international conferences.<br />

After performing over 100 Z-Lift procedures, Dr Zurek retired this<br />

technique as he was convinced that a vertical vector of elevating the<br />

platysma/ SMAS was more effective.<br />

Following the return, after many years, of patients very happy with the<br />

result from his Z-Lift <strong>and</strong> in the search for the least invasive <strong>and</strong> most<br />

effective method of improving the ageing lower face (including jowls) <strong>and</strong><br />

neck, Dr Zurek revisited <strong>and</strong> reintroduced the Z-Lift concept, utilising the<br />

latest advances in face lifting (vertical suspension of the muscle of the<br />

neck, tightening the ligament in front of the ear, additional tightening of<br />

the lower SMAS <strong>and</strong> reducing the buccal fat pad if necessary).<br />

His current Z-Lift is a procedure that is customised to the particular<br />

concerns <strong>and</strong> expectations of patients. csbm<br />

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Z-Lift<br />

essentials<br />

“Z” shaped incision is a true “short<br />

incision/ scar” procedure – average<br />

incision length is 6cm.<br />

case study 1<br />

The “Z” shaped incision provides<br />

adequate access to the lower<br />

SMAS <strong>and</strong> platysma as well as<br />

allowing excision of excess<br />

skin after manipulation of the<br />

underlying structures.<br />

Vertical suspension/plication (piling<br />

up) of platysma with anchoring to a<br />

structure in front of the ear.<br />

Additional tightening of a structure<br />

between the platysma muscle <strong>and</strong><br />

tissue in front of the ear.<br />

Tightening of the SMAS of the lower<br />

face to address excess skin in the<br />

jowl area.<br />

BEFORE<br />

Reduction of the fat in the<br />

lower cheek (buccal fat pad) –<br />

Dr Zurek is obtaining proof by<br />

CT scan that the buccal fat pad<br />

contributes to jowl formation.<br />

Liposculpture of the neck <strong>and</strong> jowls.<br />

AFTER Z-Lift <strong>and</strong> syringe liposculpture of the neck <strong>and</strong> jowls by Dr Zurek<br />

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case<br />

study 2<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER Z-Lift by Dr Zurek<br />

case<br />

study 3<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER Z-Lift by Dr Zurek<br />

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Procedures performed under local anaesthetic include:<br />


•<br />

State-of-the-art Micro Fat Grafting<br />

•<br />

Advanced S-Lift (Zurek’s Technique) S-Access Facial Elevation (SAFE TM )<br />

•<br />

Platysma Suspension - Neck <strong>and</strong> Lower Face Lift<br />

•<br />

AGE Filaments TM - Face Lift without Incision<br />

•<br />

ZIP (Zurek Instant Posterior) Neck Tightening<br />

•<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> Eyelid <strong>Surgery</strong><br />

•<br />

No-incision Ear Correction<br />

•<br />

Perioral Rejuvenation - Lip Lift<br />

•<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> of the Asian Face<br />

•<br />

Temporal Brow Lift<br />

•<br />

True Tumescent Liposculpture (all areas)<br />

•<br />

Fleur de Lys - Mini Abdominoplasty<br />

•<br />

Arm Lift - Brachioplasty<br />

•<br />

Female Intimate <strong>Surgery</strong> - Labioplasty<br />

•<br />

Injectable Wrinkle Treatment<br />

•<br />

Chemical Peeling <strong>and</strong> Dermabrasion<br />


St George Private Hospital, Kogarah<br />

02 9553 6237<br />

zurek@ozemail.com.au<br />

www.s-lift.com.au<br />

Silhouette of actual patient before <strong>and</strong> after S-Lift performed by Dr Zurek

face<br />












Smiling, frowning, talking, squinting. We move our face<br />

constantly <strong>and</strong> all these repetitive movements can<br />

have a lasting effect on the skin’s surface – in the form<br />

of wrinkles.<br />

The skin is no match for the strength of our moving facial<br />

muscles <strong>and</strong>, over time, the muscular contractions break the<br />

collagen fi bres in the dermis, leading to the appearance of<br />

wrinkles <strong>and</strong> folds – enter the angry frown line! Dysport is<br />

a form of botulinum toxin used by hundreds of women to<br />

combat wrinkles <strong>and</strong> smooth the forehead.<br />

Because these are dynamic wrinkles – or lines caused by<br />

facial movement – they can appear on younger individuals<br />

<strong>and</strong> are not necessarily associated with age. Left to their<br />

own devices, these early wrinkles can develop over time,<br />

forging deep furrows in an otherwise smooth <strong>and</strong> youthfullooking<br />

brow.<br />

‘Dysport is ideal for men <strong>and</strong> women who wish to improve<br />

their appearance by reducing the wrinkles on their face <strong>and</strong><br />

creating a younger looking complexion,’ explains Sydney<br />

cosmetic surgeon Dr Masood Ansari. ‘Dysport can help<br />

create a younger <strong>and</strong> softer look, without compromising the<br />

patient’s natural appearance.’<br />

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Lasting results<br />

Dysport is one of three botulinum toxins available on the Australian market.<br />

By inhibiting muscular contractions, it prevents the formation of facial wrinkles<br />

<strong>and</strong> is commonly used to reduce the appearance of glabella lines, or frown<br />

lines between the eyebrows. The injection acts to block the signal from the<br />

nerves to the muscles, temporarily inhibiting muscle activity <strong>and</strong> smoothing<br />

dynamic wrinkles.<br />

‘Dysport has many advantages over its competitors,’ Dr Ansari says. ‘In my<br />

experience, its effects kick in much quicker, in some cases within 48-72 hours<br />

compared to one to two weeks with other anti-wrinkle injections. Secondly,<br />

it gives a smoother result without compromising the natural appearance.<br />

Furthermore, in my experience, it lasts longer than other anti-wrinkle injections<br />

when an appropriate dose is injected.’<br />

Dysport can<br />

help create a younger<br />

<strong>and</strong> softer look,<br />

without compromising<br />

the patient’s natural<br />

appearance<br />

The Dysport treatment<br />

Treatment with Dysport involves an initial consultation to establish if the patient is<br />

suitable for treatment. The procedure itself typically lasts less than half an hour.<br />

‘The treatment process starts with a consultation between the patient <strong>and</strong> the<br />

doctor,’ Dr Ansari explains. ‘The patient’s needs are evaluated <strong>and</strong> an appropriate<br />

treatment plan is designed.’<br />

Dr Ansari offers his patients a cold pack to numb the site before treatment <strong>and</strong><br />

reduce the risk of bruising post-procedure. Local anaesthetic cream can also be<br />

applied if needed. ‘Treatment with Dysport involves a number of small injections<br />

delivered to the treatment site,’ he explains. ‘The process takes only a short<br />

time to perform, the needles used are extremely fine, <strong>and</strong> only a small volume<br />

of product is injected. The discomfort experienced by the patient is typically<br />

minimal <strong>and</strong> well tolerated.’<br />

‘Following treatment, there may be some redness <strong>and</strong> a “mosquito bite”<br />

appearance in the treated area. This tends to subside within 30 minutes<br />

of treatment. By the time the patient returns to work from their “lunch<br />

break” procedure, there is normally no evidence of treatment remaining,’ Dr<br />

Ansari adds.<br />

As with any anti-wrinkle treatment, results take at least a couple of days to<br />

kick in <strong>and</strong> will reach maximum efficacy in the week or so following the injections.<br />

‘Within two to three days most patients will start seeing a reduction in<br />

wrinkles, a smoother look in the skin <strong>and</strong> reduced muscle movement at the<br />

treated area,’ Dr Ansari explains. ‘These changes will improve every day till the<br />

effect of Dysport reaches its peak around a week post-procedure.’<br />

Dysport is effective as a st<strong>and</strong>-alone treatment to combat facial wrinkles. It<br />

can also be used in conjunction with other modalities to achieve more universal<br />

results in facial rejuvenation. Results typically last between three <strong>and</strong> six months,<br />

<strong>and</strong> there should be at least a 90-day period between treatments.<br />

‘The longevity of Dysport results can vary between patients, depending on<br />

the strength of the person’s muscles, her/his physical activity <strong>and</strong> the body’s rate<br />

of metabolism. In some cases it can even last for 9-12 months,’ says Dr Ansari.<br />

‘Dermal fillers are commonly used alongside Dysport to complement the results.<br />

Dysport treatment can also be used to accompany thread lifting.’<br />

As with anything in anti-ageing, prevention is key <strong>and</strong> Dysport delivers an<br />

effective, lasting <strong>and</strong> reliable method for wrinkle reduction <strong>and</strong> prevention. By<br />

targeting the underlying facial muscles, treatment with Dysport can leave the<br />

skin’s surface smoother, fresher <strong>and</strong> more youthful in appearance. csbm<br />

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feature eyes<br />

Youthful Eyes<br />

Eyelid surgery<br />

can take years off<br />

your appearance,<br />

restoring the look<br />

of youth <strong>and</strong> vitality.<br />

Tara Casey reports.<br />

By subtly removing excess skin <strong>and</strong> fat from the eyelids, a person’s whole<br />

face can be revitalised. By opening the eyes up <strong>and</strong> removing “hooding”<br />

of the eyes, the face appears more alert <strong>and</strong> youthful.<br />

What’s interesting about eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is that the aim is<br />

not to radically change the look of a person’s eye area but rather restore the<br />

shape <strong>and</strong> contours of the eye region to when they were younger <strong>and</strong> gravity<br />

<strong>and</strong> age hadn’t yet taken effect.<br />

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr John Flood takes an individualised approach<br />

to eyelid surgery to achieve precise, effective <strong>and</strong> predictable results. ‘People<br />

seek eyelid surgery for both cosmetic <strong>and</strong> functional reasons,’ he says. ‘Some<br />

patients complain of the weight of heavy eyelids on the lash line, or have impaired<br />

vision due to excess skin hooding the eyes. <strong>Cosmetic</strong> patients are looking to<br />

reduce the appearance of tiredness, or wish to be able to apply mascara without<br />

getting ink all over their eyelids. No matter what the motivation for treatment, the<br />

benefits are always double-fold.’<br />

One of the happy by-products following blepharoplasty surgery is the<br />

relaxation of the brow area, often seen in patients seeking surgery for functional<br />

reasons. ‘Many patients don’t realise it but there is often tension in the forehead<br />

that comes from elevating the eyebrows to counter the weight of the eyelids,’<br />

Dr Flood explains. ‘The brow usually settles down around 10 weeks postoperatively;<br />

the tension alleviates <strong>and</strong> deep furrows in the forehead relax.’<br />

Dr Flood performs blepharoplasty as day surgery, with patients under general<br />

anaesthetic. He was trained in the procedure by eyelid <strong>and</strong> breast surgery<br />

pioneer Dr John Tebbetts in Texas, <strong>and</strong> uses a unique surgical approach to<br />

achieve greater precision <strong>and</strong> control over the final outcome.<br />

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eyes<br />

‘Using advanced techniques means we can increase precision of skin removal<br />

with little intra-operative bleeding <strong>and</strong> post-operative bruising.’ he says.<br />

Unlike many surgeons, Dr Flood does not inject local anaesthetic into the<br />

eyelid skin during blepharoplasty. He says these injections can impede the<br />

surgical approach <strong>and</strong> affect the recovery period. ‘Even if one, two or three<br />

millilitres of fluid are injected, this immediately makes the eyelids puffy – adding<br />

to post-operative swelling,’ he explains.<br />

In typical cases, Dr Flood recommends patients have a week off work<br />

following eyelid surgery. Side effects in the days following the procedure will<br />

typically include bruising <strong>and</strong> swelling.<br />

Blepharoplasty can be performed as a st<strong>and</strong>-alone treatment, or in conjunction<br />

with other facial rejuvenation modalities. ‘Eyelid surgery, when used with antiwrinkle<br />

injections or structural fat grafting, can achieve a subtle but effective<br />

overall rejuvenation of the eyes <strong>and</strong> face.’<br />

Rejuvenating the eye area can have a powerful anti-ageing effect <strong>and</strong>,<br />

according to Dr Flood, often waylays the need for more invasive facial rejuvenation<br />

treatments. ‘If a patient comes to me hoping to return youthfulness <strong>and</strong> counter<br />

a tired appearance, I often recommend eyelid surgery – if they have lovely eyes,<br />

why not show them?’ he says.<br />

‘Oftentimes, I see blepharoplasty patients in their follow-up consultations<br />

<strong>and</strong>, although they might have been considering more surgery, they don’t usually<br />

feel the need for further treatment after seeing the results of their blepharoplasty,’<br />

Dr Flood explains.<br />

‘Patients look less tired <strong>and</strong> angry, have a wider field of vision, <strong>and</strong> the furrows<br />

in their brow are often improved. This delivers an anti-ageing result that revitalises<br />

the entire face,’ he concludes. csbm<br />

My patients<br />

don’t usually feel<br />

the need for<br />

further treatments<br />

after seeing the<br />

results of their<br />

eyelid surgery<br />

BEFORE<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER blepharoplasty by Dr Flood<br />

AFTER blepharoplasty by Dr Flood<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER blepharoplasty by Dr Flood<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER blepharoplasty by Dr Flood<br />

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feature<br />

Light<br />

years<br />

ahead<br />

Light-based therapy is hot<br />

property, but which treatment<br />

works best for what?<br />

AimÉe Surtenich reports.<br />

Today’s lasers <strong>and</strong> light-based systems can<br />

significantly diminish <strong>and</strong> even reverse many<br />

of the tell-tale signs of ageing, from early<br />

lines, uneven pigmentation <strong>and</strong> broken capillaries<br />

to deep wrinkles <strong>and</strong> severe sun damage.<br />

They can reach much deeper levels <strong>and</strong><br />

affect far more significant changes than would<br />

be possible with most other common modalities<br />

of treatment, <strong>and</strong> without needing to invest<br />

significant money.<br />

Another bonus is that a light-based procedure<br />

procedure can often be performed in less than an<br />

hour <strong>and</strong> typically required little or no downtime.<br />

One of the most influential advances in<br />

aesthetic laser technology is fractional laser<br />

resurfacing (ablative <strong>and</strong> non-ablative), which can<br />

achieve skin rejuvenation results that approximate<br />

conventional ablative laser but with less aggressive<br />

treatment protocols <strong>and</strong>, so, fewer potential<br />

side effects.<br />

Here we list the most popular light therapies,<br />

from most heavy duty to least aggressive. csbm<br />

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feature<br />

CO 2<br />

ablative laser<br />

With traditional ablative laser, the whole of a selected target<br />

area is damaged, deep into the dermis (in effect, burnt).<br />

Many laser <strong>and</strong> skin specialists believe full CO 2<br />

laser<br />

treatments are still the gold st<strong>and</strong>ard for the most significant<br />

skin tightening <strong>and</strong> smoothing results. With these significant<br />

results, however, come significant downtime, increased risk<br />

of complications, <strong>and</strong> prolonged redness <strong>and</strong> crusting of<br />

the treatment area for up to three months, <strong>and</strong> even more.<br />

BEST<br />

FOR<br />

Deeper lines, skin tightening, acne scarring,<br />

significant sun damage.<br />

Non-ablative laser<br />

Non-ablative lasers penetrate the skin without visibly<br />

wounding the skin’s surface. They work by heating<br />

the targeted tissue without actually destroying it. A<br />

series of treatments may be necessary to see the<br />

desired results; between three <strong>and</strong> six is typical.<br />

There is minimal or no downtime involved.<br />

BEST<br />

FOR<br />

Minimal sun damage, age spots <strong>and</strong><br />

irregular pigmentation, spider veins,<br />

redness such as rosacea, acne <strong>and</strong><br />

unwanted hair people, as well as<br />

people with more advanced signs<br />

of skin ageing who can’t afford the<br />

downtime of an ablative treatment.<br />

Intense Pulsed Light<br />

While not a laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) penetrates deep<br />

into the skin using different wavelengths of light, depending<br />

on the condition to be treated. It does not injure the surface,<br />

so there should be no downtime. It can improve skin texture<br />

<strong>and</strong> colour as well as reduce pore size.<br />

BEST<br />

FOR<br />

Hyperpigmentation, including age spots<br />

<strong>and</strong> freckles, sun damage, overall skin<br />

rejuvenation.<br />

Fractional laser<br />

Like ablative laser, fractional laser also causes injury to the<br />

skin, but only microscopic areas of skin are affected so the<br />

treatment area heals much faster.<br />

The laser beam is fractionated into thous<strong>and</strong>s of tiny<br />

shafts of light. These penetrate the deeper layers of the<br />

skin, causing microscopic injuries to the skin, while leaving<br />

the surrounding skin perfectly intact.<br />

The skin then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out<br />

the old, damaged skin <strong>and</strong> replacing it with new skin. The<br />

targeted heat damage also helps to shrink existing collagen<br />

for an immediate firming effect.<br />

This process only causes fractional damage <strong>and</strong> allows<br />

the skin to heal much faster than if the whole area was<br />

treated. It causes no visible wounds <strong>and</strong> requires less<br />

downtime than traditional ablative lasers. Recovery time is<br />

generally between one <strong>and</strong> three days.<br />

Fractional laser is also available in a non-ablative system,<br />

a milder treatment to target early signs of ageing <strong>and</strong><br />

sun damage for younger patients or those wanting a skin<br />

pick-me-up.<br />

BEST<br />

FOR<br />

Improving the appearance of age<br />

spots, wrinkles <strong>and</strong> lines <strong>and</strong> skin<br />

discolourations. It can be used on the<br />

delicate skin around the eyes <strong>and</strong> mouth.<br />

Photodynamic Therapy<br />

(PDT)<br />

PDT is a two-step procedure <strong>and</strong> is commonly used<br />

to treat skin complaints such as acne <strong>and</strong> acne<br />

scarring. First, a solution that makes the skin more<br />

sensitive to light is applied to the treatment area <strong>and</strong><br />

left on for 30 minutes or longer. Next, a light source is<br />

beamed onto the treatment area.<br />

This process can improve the appearance of<br />

redness, age spots <strong>and</strong> freckles, <strong>and</strong> improves<br />

the overall texture <strong>and</strong> appearance of the skin. It’s<br />

important to look after the skin post-treatment,<br />

protecting it from the sun <strong>and</strong> other bright light. Sun<br />

exposure after PDT can be very painful <strong>and</strong> result in<br />

severe sunburn <strong>and</strong> blistering.<br />

BEST<br />

FOR<br />

Acne, photoageing <strong>and</strong> skin cancer<br />

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skin<br />

Infinitely<br />

beautiful<br />

Infini, a non-surgical<br />

skin treatment, is<br />

turning heads with<br />

its ability to improve<br />

skin tone <strong>and</strong> texture,<br />

counter skin laxity<br />

<strong>and</strong> refine facial<br />

contours. AimÉe<br />

Surtenich reports.<br />

Practitioners <strong>and</strong> patients alike at Skin Renu in Balmain, Sydney have been<br />

blown away by the results they are seeing with the Infini non-surgical skin<br />

tightening <strong>and</strong> refining treatment.<br />

Infini is a new technology clinically proven to increase collagen production in<br />

the skin. It combines the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy <strong>and</strong> microneedling<br />

to stimulate collagen production <strong>and</strong> contraction, creating a firmer, stronger <strong>and</strong><br />

more youthful complexion.<br />

Infini is most commonly used to address wrinkles, facial <strong>and</strong> neck skin laxity,<br />

as well as acne scars, enlarged pores <strong>and</strong> overall complexion rejuvenation. The<br />

technology is being heralded by many practitioners as a bridge between nonsurgical<br />

<strong>and</strong> surgical procedures in terms of the results being achieved.<br />

Infini is unique in its approach to treating both the superficial <strong>and</strong> deeper<br />

layers of the skin. It combines microneedling fractional radiofrequency (MFR) <strong>and</strong><br />

superficial fractional radiofrequency (SFR) to create a stronger skin structure, <strong>and</strong><br />

a firmer <strong>and</strong> more youthful-looking complexion.<br />

MFR uses insulated microneedles to deliver RF energy to the dermis (the<br />

connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis). This causes<br />

controlled areas of coagulation, or tissue shrinkage, <strong>and</strong> triggers the body’s<br />

natural healing response, promoting collagen production without damaging<br />

the skin’s superficial layers. New collagen fibres begin to form four weeks after<br />

treatment, with results showing within 10 weeks.<br />

Complementing this, the SFR technology delivers thermal energy via two<br />

channels to penetrate both the epidermis <strong>and</strong> the dermis. SFR also provides<br />

microablation on the skin’s upper layers, to illuminate the complexion <strong>and</strong><br />

homogenise skin texture.<br />

By combining radiofrequency energies, at different levels in the skin, a<br />

thorough <strong>and</strong> effective regeneration can be achieved. This is elevated by the<br />

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skin<br />

Infi ni<br />

at a glance<br />

Non-surgical, minimally invasive<br />

Improves sagging skin, fi ne lines<br />

<strong>and</strong> wrinkles, <strong>and</strong> skin texture<br />

Walk-in, walk-out treatment<br />

Minimal <strong>and</strong> manageable<br />

downtime<br />

use of microneedles, further stimulating collagen production in the dermis <strong>and</strong><br />

improving skin tone, structure <strong>and</strong> texture. In this unique amalgamation of<br />

technologies <strong>and</strong> delivery levels, Infi ni offers a 3-D facial rejuvenation.<br />

The treatment itself usually takes around 40 minutes to complete, with the<br />

starting energy level <strong>and</strong> needle depth selected according to the patient’s skin<br />

condition. To ensure a 3-D improvement, levels are adjusted with each pass of<br />

the h<strong>and</strong>piece across the face.<br />

Typically, a series of Infi ni treatments is recommended to achieve the desired<br />

outcome. Two treatments, spaced four weeks apart, are usually needed for<br />

optimal results.<br />

Sylvia, a member of the Skin Renu team, has personally undergone treatment<br />

with Infi ni. ‘I wasn’t expecting any change so soon, as I know Infi ni works by<br />

stimulating your body’s own collagen, which takes a while to kick in, <strong>and</strong> yet<br />

after only one week after the treatment, I started noticing a difference in my skin.’<br />

‘I love wearing foundation, but since my treatment I haven’t needed it as my<br />

skin looks even <strong>and</strong> has a real radiance to it all on its own. I’m really happy with<br />

the results – all this with really minimal downtime as the mild redness is easily<br />

covered with regular makeup,’ she adds.<br />

Patients at Skin Renu are equally impressed: ‘When my friends <strong>and</strong> family<br />

commented on how nice my skin looked, I knew my Infi ni treatments were giving<br />

the results promised. I haven’t heard anything like that in the past 10 years! It<br />

made me feel so good,’ said one recent patient. csbm

skin<br />

reclaim<br />

youthful-looking skin<br />




With emerging technologies <strong>and</strong> high-power<br />

pharmaceuticals, skincare <strong>and</strong> facial therapies are<br />

reaching unprecedented levels of effectiveness.<br />

Mesoéclat, a new-generation skin rejuvenation treatment<br />

by Mesoestetic, is the latest game changer in topically<br />

based skin rejuvenation.<br />

By combining the actions of three complementary<br />

systems, the Mesoéclat system helps brighten the skin,<br />

facilitate exfoliation <strong>and</strong> cellular turnover, provide deep<br />

nourishment <strong>and</strong> smooth wrinkles <strong>and</strong> impurities. In short,<br />

Mesoéclat is a scientifi cally-backed skin transformation<br />

system, designed to help reverse the signs of fatigued <strong>and</strong><br />

ageing skin.<br />

The treatment <strong>and</strong> skincare range is distributed in<br />

Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals <strong>and</strong> helps boost<br />

the skin’s defence mechanisms <strong>and</strong> assist in cellular repair.<br />

It incorporates fi ve in-clinic treatments, conducted over<br />

a two to three month period, <strong>and</strong> a home maintenance<br />

program to deliver visible results, with minimal irritation.<br />

Using high concentrations of topical ingredients, Mesoéclat<br />

is the latest non-invasive gateway to youthful-looking skin.<br />

Three systems, one program<br />

Mesoéclat is delivered like any topical facial treatment, but<br />

the results are multi-fold. The use of highly concentrated,<br />

active <strong>and</strong> synergistic ingredients deliver immediate, visible<br />

<strong>and</strong> lasting skin improvement.<br />

The in-clinic regenerating treatment applies a<br />

professional-grade Mesoéclat Solution. This is made<br />

from a combination of acids, <strong>and</strong> helps exfoliate the<br />

outermost layers of the epidermis. By boosting exfoliation,<br />

the solution helps increase cell renewal <strong>and</strong> reduce<br />

the look of skin imperfections.<br />

Following this, the Mesoéclat Ampoules are applied.<br />

These deliver a potent combination of antioxidants in a<br />

serum-type delivery. The ampoules’ ingredients – including<br />

organic silica, chondroitin sulphate, L-carnitine <strong>and</strong> lipoic<br />

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skin<br />

treatment program<br />

step 1<br />

All makeup is removed using Mesoestetic Hydra Milk Cleanser, <strong>and</strong> a Hydratonic toner is applied.<br />

step 2<br />

The Mesoéclat Exfoliating Solution is applied to the skin with gauze, <strong>and</strong> gently rubbed in. A few<br />

seconds after the application, it is normal to feel a soft burning sensation, due to the combination of<br />

acids. The exfoliant is left on the skin until it is dry.<br />

step 3<br />

A Mesoéclat Ampoule is applied in multiple layers over the dried exfoliate. This usually causes a tingling<br />

sensation on the skin, as the watery excipient of the ampoules dissolve the exfoliating agent’s residue.<br />

step 4<br />

The Hydra Vital Face Mask is administered <strong>and</strong> left on for 15 minutes.<br />

step 5<br />

The maintenance cream <strong>and</strong> Mesoestetic Dermatological Sun Protection SPF 50+cream is applied to<br />

fi nalise the treatment.<br />

quick results<br />

• visibly younger skin<br />

• enhanced brightness<br />

• reduction of wrinkles<br />

• softer, fi rmer, more uniform skin<br />

• reduction of skin imperfections<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER Mesoéclat treatment<br />

acid – promote a powerful regenerative effect in the skin’s<br />

connective tissue, helping to increase the production of<br />

collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin fi bres, <strong>and</strong> also providing a hydrating,<br />

antioxidising <strong>and</strong> energising action.<br />

The results of the Mesoéclat method can be maintained<br />

<strong>and</strong> reinforced by applying the take-home Mesoéclat cream<br />

daily. The cream delivers a moisturising, brightening <strong>and</strong><br />

antioxidising effect. It contains optimum concentrations<br />

of Lactokine, Kojic acid <strong>and</strong> Vitamin C, which help lighten<br />

pigmentation <strong>and</strong> homogenise skin texture <strong>and</strong> tone.<br />

Between the intermittent professional treatments, <strong>and</strong><br />

the ongoing skincare regimen, Mesoéclat helps the skin<br />

progressively recover a fi rmer <strong>and</strong> clearer appearance.<br />

Wrinkles <strong>and</strong> skin imperfections are faded, <strong>and</strong> pigmentation<br />

irregularities are reduced.<br />

After the initial course of fi ve treatments, a monthly<br />

maintenance treatment is recommended to extend the<br />

longevity of results. Mesoéclat helps fi rm <strong>and</strong> brighten the<br />

skin for a long-lasting, anti-ageing effect. csbm<br />

BEFORE<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER Mesoéclat treatment<br />

AFTER Mesoéclat treatment<br />

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feature skin<br />

Do you<br />

have<br />

sensitive<br />

skin?<br />

Terri Vinson, cosmetic chemist<br />

<strong>and</strong> owner of Synergie Skin,<br />

investigates the symptoms<br />

<strong>and</strong> causes of sensitive skin.<br />

Many individuals are classified as having sensitive<br />

skin <strong>and</strong> may experience a reaction to a specific<br />

product or substance. Sensitive skin is not<br />

actually a dermatological skin condition but rather a nonspecific<br />

lay-term describing the way skin reacts to various<br />

factors. Australian surveys have shown that approximately<br />

60 percent of individuals describe their skin as sensitive.<br />

In addition to anti-ageing, this sector of skin concerns<br />

represents the largest client demographic.<br />

Skin irritation is characterised by redness, itching, burning<br />

or dryness <strong>and</strong> may be classified as either contact irritation,<br />

rosacea or an actual allergic response. It is generally used<br />

to describe skin with reduced tolerance to certain topically<br />

applied skincare ingredients <strong>and</strong> environmental conditions.<br />

It is also important to realise that rosacea is a chronic skin<br />

condition that is not curable but may be controlled with a<br />

good skin regimen <strong>and</strong> sensible diet.<br />

Ingredients to avoid with<br />

sensitive skin<br />

• SLS <strong>and</strong> sulfate-based cleansing ingredients –<br />

these are more irritating than other foaming <strong>and</strong><br />

cleansing ingredients<br />

• Artificial fragrance – this is the number-one cause<br />

of skin irritation<br />

• propylene glycol – a common skincare ingredient<br />

• certain essential oils – never apply undiluted<br />

essential oils directly to the skin<br />

• Acidic products – these are often not tolerated<br />

by clients with sensitive skin. It is best to avoid<br />

AHAs (particularly glycolic) <strong>and</strong> L-ascorbic acid<br />

• Abrasive scrubs<br />

• Artificial colour – irritation is due to the small<br />

particle size which may penetrate the skin surface<br />

• chemically based sunscreens – a common<br />

skin irritant<br />

• Alcohol-based products – this dries the skin<br />

surface <strong>and</strong> makes the barrier more susceptible<br />

to irritation from other ingredients<br />

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What foods should be avoided for sensitive skin <strong>and</strong> rosacea?<br />

• Sugar<br />

• Refined carbohydrates (particularly<br />

white bread, rice <strong>and</strong> pasta)<br />

• Alcohol<br />

• Trans fats, hydrogenated fats <strong>and</strong> animal fats that are<br />

solid at room temperature<br />

• Spicy foods<br />

• Caffeinated drinks<br />

• Over consumption of dairy products<br />

• Excessive wheat, particularly genetically modified<br />

(GM) wheat<br />

• An imbalance between omega-6 <strong>and</strong> omega-3 fatty<br />

acids – more omega 3s are needed to balance the<br />

omega 6s which can be inflammatory<br />

• Many artificial food additives – MSG flavour enhancer,<br />

sulfites, benzoates, FD&C artificial colours<br />

Contact irritation <strong>and</strong> product<br />

sensitivity vs skin allergy<br />

Contact irritants, as distinct from allergens, in skincare<br />

products are the cause of most common skin reactions. Due<br />

to the sheer number of products in contact with the skin each<br />

day, it is often difficult to determine exactly which product may<br />

be causing irritation. The most common contact irritant is<br />

artificial fragrance.<br />

If you are sensitive to an ingredient in a particular skincare<br />

product, it is advisable to eliminate all skincare products until<br />

the irritation has cleared. Gradually introduce one product<br />

at a time over several days until you discover exactly which<br />

product is causing the contact irritation. You may also apply<br />

the suspect irritant to a small area of the skin such as the<br />

side of the neck <strong>and</strong> check for irritation. Do not apply the<br />

potential irritant if you’ve had an allergic reaction. Allergic<br />

reactions should be seen by a dermatologist for diagnosis<br />

<strong>and</strong> treatment.<br />

Food intolerance vs food allergy<br />

Many people may be lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant <strong>and</strong><br />

even coeliac. These conditions are dietary <strong>and</strong> not related<br />

to application of these ingredients on the skin. It is therefore<br />

acceptable to apply products containing these ingredients to<br />

the skin provided they are not ingested or present in lip <strong>and</strong><br />

dental products.<br />

Some individuals may suffer from food allergy. This is very<br />

different from food intolerance. In this case, any skincare<br />

product containing the allergen must be avoided as penetration<br />

may cause a severe allergic reaction. The client must read the<br />

ingredient labels to ensure the product is free of their specific<br />

allergens. If you have a nut allergy, for example, all nut <strong>and</strong><br />

nut-derived oils should be avoided in skincare products.<br />

Topical skin detox<br />

If you’ve had a severe skin reaction to an ingredient, it may<br />

be necessary to implement a two-week topical skin detox.<br />

This involves only using pure glycerin (as a twice-daily wipe<br />

on/rinse off cleanser) <strong>and</strong> castor oil (used sparingly as a day<br />

<strong>and</strong> night moisturiser) for two weeks. These ingredients are<br />

highly unlikely to cause an adverse reaction <strong>and</strong> will still enable<br />

the skin to be cleansed <strong>and</strong> hydrated during the detox phase.<br />

Following the detox, introduce one new product every few<br />

days <strong>and</strong> monitor your skin’s tolerance.<br />

What cosmeceutical<br />

ingredients are<br />

recommended<br />

for sensitive skin?<br />

Keep the daily routine simple. If you’re commencing<br />

a new skincare regimen, I suggest you introduce one<br />

product at a time to ensure you can tolerate each<br />

product. If you have sensitive skin, use products that<br />

have a low irritancy profile <strong>and</strong> that soothe, calm <strong>and</strong><br />

repair damaged <strong>and</strong> vulnerable skin. These include:<br />

• Niacinamide/Vitamin B3 – This is an essential<br />

ingredient to help repair the skin barrier <strong>and</strong><br />

reduce irritation<br />

• Anti-irritant botanical extracts such as aloe vera,<br />

alpha bisabolol, allantoin, colloidal oatmeal, beta<br />

glucan <strong>and</strong> Canadian willowherb<br />

• Certain essential oils in low levels such as<br />

chamomile <strong>and</strong> lavender<br />

• Anti-inflammatory non-comedogenic oils such as<br />

shea butter, olive squalene, seabuckthorn oil <strong>and</strong><br />

castor oil (PEG free)<br />

• Zinc oxide for broad spectrum sun protection <strong>and</strong><br />

reducing redness<br />

• Opt for mineral makeup with high levels of<br />

zinc oxide<br />

• Salicylic acid (low dose) – salicylic acid is actually<br />

an anti-inflammatory ingredient, however ensure<br />

there is no allergy to salicylates<br />

• Polyphenols – this is an antioxidant found in green<br />

tea, white tea <strong>and</strong> tomato skin extracts<br />

• Caffeine (low dose topical application) – in low<br />

doses this anti-inflammatory is able to constrict<br />

blood vessels <strong>and</strong> minimise the appearance of<br />

facial redness <strong>and</strong> rosacea<br />

There is no doubt that treating sensitive skin<br />

is both challenging <strong>and</strong> complex. You are best<br />

advised to see a dermatologist to isolate an allergen<br />

or specific skin irritant. However, keeping your skin<br />

routine simple, including anti-irritant ingredients<br />

<strong>and</strong> avoiding potential skin irritants can significantly<br />

improve sensitive skin <strong>and</strong> rosacea. csbm<br />

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tattoo removal<br />

Tattoo<br />

reversal<br />

Designed in Germany, the Skinial Non Laser Tattoo Removal System<br />

offers a new way to get rid of unwanted tattoos. Tara Casey reports.<br />

Tattoo removal is big business. An estimated three<br />

million Australians have one or more tattoos – <strong>and</strong><br />

close to 50 percent of people with tattoos will want<br />

them removed at some stage of their lives.<br />

The most popular methods in recent times include IPL<br />

(intense pulsed light) <strong>and</strong> laser treatment. While these are<br />

effective methods for tattoo removal, a new procedure<br />

is offering comparable results with reduced risk of<br />

complications.<br />

Skinial Non Laser Tattoo Removal System is an innovative<br />

new “reverse tattoo” technology designed in Germany.<br />

‘If you have a tattoo you want to remove, the Skinial Non<br />

Laser Tattoo Removal System can leave the skin ink-free,<br />

without the risks associated with laser tattoo removal,’ says<br />

Rita Porreca from Sydney Permanent Makeup Centre.<br />

The Skinial system uses a removal liquid based on lactic<br />

acid, a substance that is naturally produced by the body,<br />

which is administered to the skin by a micropigmentation<br />

device similar to a st<strong>and</strong>ard tattoo machine.<br />

The body’s natural defence system recognises the ink<br />

under the skin as a foreign substance <strong>and</strong> the solution<br />

helps your body to reject the ink <strong>and</strong> push it to the surface<br />

where it becomes part of a scab.<br />

‘Skinial uses a micro pigmentation device with a lactic<br />

acid solution to trigger the body’s natural immune system<br />

to get rid of the foreign substance,’ Porreca explains. The<br />

pigmentation device targets clusters of up to 20 small<br />

spots in the tattoo at one time, releasing the solution into<br />

each site. The lactic acid eliminates macrophages (defence<br />

mechanism cells) from the large-volume colour particles,<br />

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which, up until this point, have encased the particles of<br />

colour, shielding them from the body’s immune system.’<br />

With the macrophages removed, the body recognises<br />

the<br />

timeless<br />

ink as foreign, prompting the immune<br />

<strong>and</strong><br />

system to ‘flush’ timeless <strong>and</strong><br />

the rejected skin cells <strong>and</strong> colour molecules to the skin’s<br />

surface, where they aggregate to form a scab <strong>and</strong> ultimately effortless beauty<br />

fall off. Because the body naturally produces lactic acid to<br />

maintain energy production during exercise, any residue left<br />

after treatment are easily metabolised.<br />

‘In When 1984 it my comes dream to eyes, was to lips, create face, a<br />

The individual spots targeted during treatment are Centre body, skin that <strong>and</strong> provided training, personalised we are the<br />

approximately 0.5 x 0.8cm in size <strong>and</strong> around 1mm is beauty experts’ solutions expert. With with more natural than <strong>and</strong> 24<br />

abraded from the top layer of skin. This means large tattoos lasting years’ experience results – a world we have above developed<br />

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with surgeons <strong>Cosmetic</strong> on post-operative Tattooing care. Courses<br />

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hair feature removal<br />

Hair-free<br />

for good<br />

It’s possible! Permanent hair reduction for light <strong>and</strong> dark<br />

hair can be achieved with the Deka Synchro Replay laser<br />

from High Tech Laser. Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

Hair removal can be a chore. The arduous process of removing relentlessly<br />

growing hair, smoothing just-shaved legs <strong>and</strong> repeating the process time<br />

<strong>and</strong> time again can drive even the most patient beauty devotee to seek<br />

a better way.<br />

Laser hair removal can achieve effective – <strong>and</strong>, most importantly, long lasting<br />

– results in hair removal. With the ability to target finer, smaller <strong>and</strong> lighter hair,<br />

the Deka Synchro Replay laser from High Tech Laser offers efficient, superior <strong>and</strong><br />

widely applicable results in permanent hair reduction.<br />

The laser is an all-in-one device featuring two wavelengths – the 755nm<br />

Alex<strong>and</strong>rite <strong>and</strong> 1064nm Nd: YAG. This makes the Synchro Replay suitable for<br />

use on different skin types <strong>and</strong> hair colours.<br />

‘We use the Replay laser mostly for hair removal; the Alex<strong>and</strong>rite laser is best<br />

used for fair hair <strong>and</strong> skin, while the ND:Yag wavelength is more suitable for<br />

darker hair <strong>and</strong> skin,’ Sydney cosmetic doctor <strong>and</strong> laser specialist Dr Bruce<br />

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hair removal<br />

Vein<br />

treatments<br />

with<br />

Synchro<br />

Replay<br />

As well as delivering effective<br />

results in permanent hair<br />

reduction, The Synchro Replay<br />

uses the Nd:Yag wavelength<br />

to target visible veins on the<br />

face, legs <strong>and</strong> body. Because<br />

this wavelength involves less<br />

absorption by melanin in<br />

the skin, it is able to reduce<br />

the appearance of visually<br />

prominent veins with little<br />

downtime.<br />

‘The ND:Yag wavelength<br />

works really well to reduce<br />

the appearance of the little<br />

veins around the corners of<br />

the nose,’ says Dr Williamson.<br />

‘Also, I often treat blue veins<br />

under the eyes with the<br />

Synchro Replay – particularly<br />

if these veins have been made<br />

more prominent following<br />

treatment with dermal fillers.’<br />

‘The Synchro Replay can be<br />

used to treat vascular lesions<br />

on the face <strong>and</strong> body. It is<br />

especially effective on the<br />

very small blue spider veins<br />

on the upper thighs,’ says<br />

Dr Williamson.<br />

The Synchro Replay helps boost treatment<br />

efficiency, because it can pick up the<br />

smaller, finer <strong>and</strong> lighter hairs that other<br />

lasers cannot target<br />

Williamson. ‘The Synchro Replay can also be used as an Intense Pulsed Light<br />

device (IPL) to treat pigmentation <strong>and</strong> visible blood vessels.’<br />

The Synchro Replay exhibits the largest spot size of any hair removal laser on<br />

the market. This is combined with high power (or fluence), which is necessary for<br />

treating lighter coloured hairs.<br />

‘If you picture a cylinder placed on the skin’s surface, this delivers an inverted<br />

cone of energy into the skin – the larger the cylinder, the deeper the cone. This<br />

is what the Synchro Replay’s large spot size achieves, a deeper treatment to<br />

combat those more resilient hairs,’ Dr Williamson explains. ‘Importantly, this is<br />

delivered through a narrow pulse width – two pulses, twice a second – <strong>and</strong> with<br />

high fluence, which are beneficial in treating finer hair.’<br />

The Synchro Replay succeeds in prohibiting hair growth by targeting the stem<br />

cells attached to the hair bulbs. The laser lights heat the hair str<strong>and</strong>, <strong>and</strong> this heat<br />

is conducted down the str<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> into the bulb where it destroys the stem cells<br />

<strong>and</strong> prevents further growth.<br />

As with any laser hair removal, the treatment is only effective on those hairs in<br />

the anagen phase of hair growth – or when the str<strong>and</strong> is still attached to the hair<br />

bulb. After this phase, the str<strong>and</strong> detaches from the bulb <strong>and</strong> the heat cannot be<br />

delivered directly to the stem cells.<br />

‘Anywhere between 10 <strong>and</strong> 40 percent of hairs might be in the anagen phase<br />

during one treatment. This means it might take between six <strong>and</strong> 10 treatments<br />

to achieve optimal results in permanent hair reduction,’ Dr Williamson explains.<br />

‘The Synchro Replay helps boost treatment efficiency, because it can pick up the<br />

smaller, finer <strong>and</strong> lighter hairs that other lasers cannot target.’<br />

Before treatment with the Synchro Replay, an in-depth consultation is required<br />

to ensure the patient is suitable for the procedure. Skin type, <strong>and</strong> the level of<br />

melanin (pigment) near the surface of the skin, is examined to protect against<br />

post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) following treatment.<br />

‘Laser treatment can sometimes activate underlying melanin, which makes<br />

the procedure more uncomfortable <strong>and</strong> increases the chances of PIH,’ says<br />

Dr Williamson. ‘In the consultation, I look at the skin type (using the Fitzpatrick<br />

scale of I–VI), examine the type of hair, <strong>and</strong> gauge the differentiation between hair<br />

colour <strong>and</strong> skin tone. Usually, the greater the differentiation, the more effective<br />

the treatment.’<br />

‘Using the Synchro Replay, we often treat the legs, bikini line, under the arms<br />

<strong>and</strong> on the face for post-menopausal women. There is typically no downtime<br />

following Synchro Replay treatment for hair removal, <strong>and</strong> this device achieves<br />

thorough, consistent results, very efficiently,’ Dr Williamson adds. csbm<br />

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hair removal<br />

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French<br />

revolution<br />

say bonjour to efb beauté, a<br />

unique ipl system thAT can trEAT<br />

all skin types <strong>and</strong> hair colour.<br />

Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

Sensitive skin? Tanned complexion? Blonde, red or white<br />

hair? It’s likely you’ve been denied the beauty benefits of<br />

permanent hair reduction, but no longer!<br />

EFB Beauté has a hair removal device to meet every<br />

customer’s typology. It’s proven to be effective on all skin types,<br />

<strong>and</strong> uses unique technology to treat blonde, white, red <strong>and</strong> grey<br />

body hair, making it the only hair reduction solution for all hair<br />

colours <strong>and</strong> all skin colours.<br />

This year marks the 25th anniversary of EFB Beauté delivering<br />

light-based innovations to medical, aesthetic <strong>and</strong> industrial<br />

professionals around the world from France. One such innovation<br />

is Anthélia, which offers several methods of permanent hair<br />

removal, using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.<br />

How does it work?<br />

EFB Beauté’s IPL system for light hair removal is unique in that it<br />

does not target the hair’s pigment. This means it can be applied<br />

to those hair shades not so rich in melanin.<br />

During dark hair photo-epilation procedures, an applicator<br />

head that emits high intensity flashes of filtered light is placed<br />

on the treatment area. The energy from this light is absorbed by<br />

the chromophore melanin, which is responsible for hair pigment<br />

or colour. Dark hair, which is rich in melanin, readily absorbs<br />

this light <strong>and</strong> transfers it as heat into the surrounding capillaries,<br />

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hair removal<br />

The benefi ts<br />

of Anthélia<br />

Both facial rejuvenation procedures<br />

<strong>and</strong> permanent hair removal of the<br />

legs or back can be completed in just<br />

a lunch break, with no work or social<br />

downtime.<br />

1. Photoepilation<br />

World-fi rst exclusive patent in<br />

permanent hair reduction for all hair<br />

colours, including blonde, white, grey<br />

<strong>and</strong> red.<br />

2. Skin tightening <strong>and</strong><br />

anti-ageing<br />

Stimulation of the dermis for a<br />

restructuring, lifting <strong>and</strong> tightening<br />

effect of the skin.<br />

3. Pigmentary treatment<br />

Removal of dark patches on the skin<br />

caused by sun damage <strong>and</strong> ageing.<br />

4. Vascular treatment<br />

Fast elimination of spider veins <strong>and</strong><br />

broken capillaries by selective photocoagulation.<br />

5. Acne treatment<br />

Weakens production of the sebaceous<br />

gl<strong>and</strong>s <strong>and</strong> treats infl ammatory <strong>and</strong><br />

bacterial acne.<br />

which supply blood to the papilla of growing hairs. When the papillae are<br />

destroyed in high temperatures, additional hair growth is prohibited.<br />

Now, with the patented technology from EFB Beauté, the pigment is not<br />

so necessary. Instead, the Anthélia system for light hair targets the blood<br />

vessels at the bottom of the follicle directly, preventing the growth of blonde,<br />

grey <strong>and</strong> white hairs.<br />

An independent clinical trial by DERMSCAN, an authorised clinical testing<br />

centre by the French Ministry of Health, found that after just one session of<br />

photo-epilation using EFB Beauté's IPL system, an average decrease of 41<br />

percent of white or blonde hair was observed.<br />

The latest for Anthélia<br />

EFB Beauté has developed a new hair removal technology called Rafale. This<br />

delivers a continuous <strong>and</strong> controlled lower level of pulsed light energy, over<br />

a larger area, at a much higher pace. This is ideal for long-lasting results on<br />

sensitive or tanned skin. Using the Rafale h<strong>and</strong>piece, treatment with Anthélia<br />

becomes quicker, more comfortable <strong>and</strong> widely applicable to all skin types<br />

<strong>and</strong> sensitivities. Unlike traditional IPL technology <strong>and</strong> lasers, the Rafale<br />

innovation means that UV exposure is possible in the weeks directly before<br />

<strong>and</strong> after Anthélia treatment.<br />

Skin rejuvenation with EFB Beauté<br />

The benefi ts of IPL extend far beyond hair removal. When used in skin<br />

rejuvenation, the Anthélia IPL system instantly gives a glowing complexion<br />

<strong>and</strong> kick-starts the production of collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin fi bres in the skin. This<br />

helps reinforce skin structure from within, <strong>and</strong> reduce the appearance of fi ne<br />

lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles.<br />

IPL from EFB Beauté can be used to improve the appearance of ageing<br />

skin, rosacea, acne, pigmentation <strong>and</strong> spider veins, making it a versatile, multiprogrammed<br />

system to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. csbm<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER pigmentation treatment<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER hair removal<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER skin tightening treatment<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER spider vein treatment<br />

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intimate surgery<br />

Regain<br />

your inner<br />

confidence<br />

There’s more to vaginal<br />

rejuvenation than aesthetics – it<br />

can also restore quality of life,<br />

says adelaide pelvic reconstructive<br />

surgeon dr Oseka Onuma.<br />

Sexual health holds a massive influence over mental<br />

health <strong>and</strong> psychological wellbeing. Even though<br />

it is not so openly discussed in mainstream media<br />

or even between friends, genital surgery can help alleviate<br />

pain <strong>and</strong> improve quality of life for many women.<br />

Questions surrounding the appearance <strong>and</strong> function of<br />

the vagina <strong>and</strong> urinary system can plague women of all ages,<br />

yet talking openly about these concerns can be challenging<br />

for some women. A blanket of taboo means there is a lack<br />

of open <strong>and</strong> honest public dialogue that makes it difficult for<br />

some women to seek successful treatment – or even know<br />

there are treatment options available.<br />

Adelaide pelvic reconstructive surgeon Dr Oseka Onuma<br />

believes vaginal rejuvenation has been misrepresented in<br />

mainstream media <strong>and</strong>, because of this, women receive<br />

little support in making a decision that is necessary to ease<br />

discomfort or improve self-confidence.<br />

‘The number of women patronised by mainstream media<br />

<strong>and</strong> even by some members of the medical community<br />

when seeking help is disappointing,’ Dr Onuma explains.<br />

‘The majority of my patients seeking vaginal rejuvenation<br />

are not motivated by the aesthetic, but a growing dislike of<br />

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pain during intercourse or discomfort when participating in<br />

everyday activities.’<br />

‘I believe in empowering women through knowledge,<br />

choice <strong>and</strong> access to world-class care,’ he continues. ‘Many<br />

people say “it’s all part of being a woman” <strong>and</strong> “just put up<br />

with it”, but why should you, when you have options?’<br />

Oversized, elongated or asymmetrical labia minora can<br />

also lead to aesthetic concerns <strong>and</strong> self-consciousness.<br />

It can cause discomfort during sex <strong>and</strong> hinder certain<br />

activities such as bike riding <strong>and</strong> horse riding, <strong>and</strong> often<br />

makes wearing certain clothes such as swimwear, jeans or<br />

tights uncomfortable.<br />

‘Genital surgery can increase a woman’s confidence in<br />

herself <strong>and</strong> her relationships,’ Dr Onuma explains. ‘Women<br />

may not find it easy to talk to strangers, doctors or friends<br />

about a loose vagina, labial discomfort or lack of vaginal<br />

sensation but these issues need to be raised <strong>and</strong> explored<br />

in order to provide the options for improving quality of life.’<br />

‘Some women live with the discomfort of oversized labia<br />

for many years, <strong>and</strong> often when they come to see me for a<br />

labiaplasty they have only recently become aware they can<br />

have something done to improve the situation,’ he says.<br />

In some cases, functional <strong>and</strong> cosmetic concerns go<br />

h<strong>and</strong>-in-h<strong>and</strong> in genital surgery. The shape <strong>and</strong> anatomy of<br />

genitalia is unique to every woman <strong>and</strong> the effects of child<br />

bearing <strong>and</strong> age can take their toll on some women more<br />

than others.<br />

I believe in empowering women<br />

through knowledge, choice <strong>and</strong><br />

access to world-class care<br />

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• Aesthetic <strong>and</strong> functional<br />

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• Curing urinary incontinence<br />

• Restoring pelvic support<br />

• Enhancing sexual gratification<br />

• Resolving menstrual dysfunction<br />


Empowering women with<br />

knowledge, choice <strong>and</strong><br />

access to world class care<br />

Dr Oseka Onuma<br />



Gynaecologist &<br />

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon<br />

Many women suffer problems with their genitalia<br />

after childbirth that can contribute to feelings of selfconsciousness<br />

<strong>and</strong> affect their relationship with sexual<br />

partners. ‘With childbirth, the shape <strong>and</strong> tone of vaginal<br />

tissue changes, sometimes results in embarrassment or<br />

loss of sexual satisfaction,’ Dr Onuma says. ‘After childbirth,<br />

there can sometimes be a reduced ability to contract<br />

the vaginal walls <strong>and</strong> a feeling of “looseness” or reduced<br />

sensation during intercourse.’<br />

‘Each patient will have different motivations, concerns<br />

<strong>and</strong> expectations in seeking genital surgery,’ Dr Onuma<br />

explains. ‘It is important to listen to the concerns of<br />

the individual patient, assess them with appropriate<br />

examinations <strong>and</strong> offer a series of potential solutions.’<br />

There are a number of options available, both surgical<br />

<strong>and</strong> non-surgical, to address these problems. Taking action<br />

can help restore self-confidence, boost self-image <strong>and</strong><br />

improve quality of life. csbm<br />

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation<br />

Institute of Adelaide<br />

Robe Terrace Specialist Centre Suite<br />

4 Robe Terrace, Medindie<br />

South Australia 5081<br />

Phone 08 8344 6085<br />

Facsimile 08 8344 6087<br />

Email reception@dronuma.com.au<br />

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genital<br />

Non-invasive<br />

vaginal<br />

restoration<br />

Introducing a new treatment for vaginal <strong>and</strong> bladder rejuvenation at MD<br />

Cosmedical Solutions in Sydney: the Aphrodite. caitlin bishop reports.<br />

Sydney cosmetic physician Dr Buddy Paul Beaini is now offering a new<br />

modality for vaginal <strong>and</strong> bladder rejuvenation. The Aphrodite gynaecology<br />

treatments use laser energy to help improve gynaecological health, boost<br />

sexual satisfaction <strong>and</strong> relieve stress incontinence.<br />

Women experiencing vaginal dysfunction – in the way of dryness or discomfort<br />

during intercourse, leaking of the bladder when sneezing, coughing or laughing,<br />

or persistent irritation <strong>and</strong> inflammation – often put the symptoms down to the<br />

inevitable effects of ageing. Now, with advancements in laser technology, the<br />

Aphrodite offers a non-surgical method for rejuvenating the surrounding muscles<br />

<strong>and</strong> improving vaginal <strong>and</strong> bladder function.<br />

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genital<br />

Improving form & function<br />

As a woman’s body experiences childbirth or as a result of natural ageing, the<br />

tissue surrounding the vagina can become weakened, resulting in a condition<br />

known as vaginal relaxation. This can be uncomfortable, <strong>and</strong> might lead to<br />

deterioration of the functionality of the vagina <strong>and</strong> decrease in sensations leading<br />

to sexual difficulties or dissatisfaction.<br />

One such condition is vaginal atrophy, which is accompanied by a set of<br />

aggravating symptoms that tend to worsen over time. Symptoms include vaginal<br />

dryness, burning sensation, vaginal discharge, genital itching, burning with<br />

urination, <strong>and</strong> decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity.<br />

Aphrodite laser treatment can relieve<br />

vaginal atrophy symptoms, rejuvenating the<br />

vaginal tissues <strong>and</strong> improving function<br />

What can<br />

Aphrodite treat?<br />

Aphrodite laser treatment<br />

can effectively treat a wide<br />

range of gynaecological<br />

indications. It can:<br />

• Tighten the vagina<br />

<strong>and</strong> vulval vestibule
<br />

• Reduce vaginal atrophy
<br />

• Enhance the appearance<br />

of pigmented vulva
<br />

• Improve post-delivery<br />

vaginal alterations
<br />

• Improve stress urinary<br />

or “weak<br />

bladder”<br />

• Normalise vaginal<br />

<br />

• Reduce vaginal burning<br />

sensation <strong>and</strong>/or itching<br />

Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause, but it can also develop<br />

during breastfeeding or at any other time body’s oestrogen production declines.<br />

Aphrodite can also address changes in the vagina after childbirth. Pregnancy<br />

<strong>and</strong>, more importantly, labour <strong>and</strong> vaginal delivery, are the factors most often<br />

associated with the loss of sensation <strong>and</strong> deteriorate the vaginal tissues. Postdelivery,<br />

the vagina can become less tight, with poor tone, strength, control <strong>and</strong><br />

support. Aphrodite laser vaginal rejuvenation results in a tighter, more elastic <strong>and</strong><br />

rejuvenated vagina.<br />

Aphrodite treatments can relieve vaginal atrophy <strong>and</strong> related symptoms,<br />

rejuvenating the vaginal tissues <strong>and</strong> improving the function of the vagina, as well<br />

as enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the vaginal area.<br />

Bladder restoration<br />

Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine caused by the<br />

weakened tissues supporting the urethra as a result of childbirth or the normal<br />

ageing process. It is a common <strong>and</strong> embarrassing problem for many women<br />

<strong>and</strong> is characterised by the leakage of small amounts of urine with activities that<br />

increase abdominal pressure such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercising<br />

<strong>and</strong> lifting.<br />

Aphrodite laser vaginal rejuvenation strengthens the tissues supporting the<br />

bottom wall of the urethra. The non-surgical approach through the vaginal canal<br />

with the laser h<strong>and</strong>piece offers an enhanced thermal <strong>and</strong> shrinkage effect on the<br />

endopelvic fascia, ligament <strong>and</strong> mucosal tissue of the anterior vaginal canal to<br />

improve stress urinary incontinence.<br />

Aphrodite laser treatment is a safe <strong>and</strong> revolutionary treatment of vaginal<br />

laxity <strong>and</strong> disorders, <strong>and</strong> the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. There is<br />

no surgery, no general anaesthesia, has minimal downtime, <strong>and</strong> is performed<br />

by Dr Beaini <strong>and</strong> his expert team of medical practitioners at MD Cosmedical<br />

Solutions clinic.<br />

The non-surgical laser treatment is a hallmark procedure in the newly<br />

established field of cosmetogynaecology, offering a convenient walk-in, walkout<br />

treatment that rejuvenates the vaginal tissues with minimal discomfort <strong>and</strong><br />

downtime. csbm<br />

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Calling all<br />

Hair <strong>and</strong> beauty<br />

professionals<br />

Hoping to kick-start your career in the hair <strong>and</strong> beauty<br />

industry? Open your own clinic? Or just keep up with the<br />

industry’s ever-advancing technologies <strong>and</strong> techniques?<br />

Salon Melbourne is the premier beauty event this year.<br />

Caitlin Bishop reports.<br />

Australia’s premier hair, beauty, medi <strong>and</strong> wellness destination is back again on 1-2 March,<br />

2015. Salon Melbourne is renowned for offering an impressive line-up of creative, practical,<br />

strategic, business <strong>and</strong> educational shows. And, each year, it helps hundreds of industry<br />

attendees take their career to the next level.<br />

For the past six years, Salon Melbourne has been at the pinnacle of the hair <strong>and</strong> beauty<br />

industry in Victoria, <strong>and</strong> the upcoming March 2015 show is no exception.<br />

This year’s exhibition is the first under the Salon Melbourne rebr<strong>and</strong>ing, now known as Salon<br />

Melbourne/Hair Melbourne. And, with a diverse selection of educational exhibitions, the program<br />

is certainly upping the ante for 2015.<br />

Whether you’re looking to discover the secrets behind strong editorial looks, learn about the<br />

profitable opportunities of bridal services, unlock the power of your selling potential, give your<br />

clients that superstar edge, reverse the signs of ageing by transforming your clients’ eyebrows,<br />

or uncover the age-defying benefits of LED therapy, there’s something for everyone in this year’s<br />

comprehensive program.<br />

This year’s show is also set to launch a 90-minute inspiration session, The Transformation<br />

Series. In this, a panel of national <strong>and</strong> international speakers, including veteran makeup artist,<br />

educator <strong>and</strong> entrepreneur Donna Mee, share their industry insights to energise, motivate <strong>and</strong><br />

excite your passion for the hair <strong>and</strong> beauty business.<br />

This new seminar will delve into the way beauty professionals can have a positive impact on<br />

their clients’ lives. Attendees will learn how to harness this power, create a personal br<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

develop their client service skills. csbm<br />

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2015 Highlights<br />

BEAUTY<br />

Introducing the Sensational<br />

Sugar-lift Facial
<br />

Discover the all-natural approach to<br />

the non-surgical facelift
<br />

Hosted by Body Sugaring Australia
<br />

SUN | 10:00am – 11:30am |<br />

Online $129 | Onsite $135<br />

Rae Morris Shares her Best<br />

Kept Makeup Secrets
<br />

Learn the inspiration, knowledge<br />

<strong>and</strong> techniques to move you<br />

to the next level
<br />

Hosted by makeup artist Rae Morris
<br />

SUN | 2:00pm – 5:00pm |<br />

Online $249 | Onsite $255<br />

Get Your Clients STAR Ready<br />

with Makeup Director for X<br />

Factor Australia
<br />

Learn how to give your clients that<br />

superstar edge<br />

Hosted by X Factor Australia<br />

makeup director Martin Bray<br />

MON | 12:45pm – 2:15pm |<br />

Online $129 | Onsite $135<br />

HAIR<br />

Supercharge Your Bridal<br />

Offering From ‘Yes’ to ‘I Do’<br />

Learn about the profitable<br />

opportunities of bridal services
<br />

Hosted by long hair expert Lorna<br />

Evans, award-winning skin analyst Gay<br />

Wardle, <strong>and</strong> makeup artist Simone Lee
<br />

SUN | 12:00pm – 1:30pm |<br />

Online $129 | Onsite $135<br />

TONI&GUY’s Latest<br />

Collection ‘Lexicon’
<br />

Inspired by vibrant, high fashion<br />

campaigns with a sports luxe theme
<br />

SUN | 2:15pm – 3:45pm |<br />

Online $129 | Onsite $135<br />

The Little Black Book of<br />

Salon Survival, Success <strong>and</strong><br />

<br />

Hosted by Lorna Evans
<br />

SAT | 4:00pm – 5:00pm |<br />

Online $85 | Onsite $105<br />

beauty & spa<br />

MEDI<br />

The Profitable LED Evolution:
<br />

Discover the Youthful Benefits<br />

of LED Light Therapy
<br />

Hosted by Medical Formulations’<br />

M<strong>and</strong>y Baillie
<br />

SUN | 10:00am – 11:30am |<br />

Online $199 | Onsite $205<br />

A Remarkable Insight into<br />

Medical <strong>and</strong> Aesthetic<br />

<br />

Learn how to properly amalgamate<br />

medical <strong>and</strong> aesthetic procedures
<br />

Hosted by Gay Wardle
<br />

SUN | 3:30pm – 4:30pm |<br />

Online $99 | Onsite $105<br />

The Power of Transition<br />

– Spa to Medi-Spa
<br />

Get top advice on how to give<br />

your salon or spa a medi-boost
<br />

Hosted by Peninsula Life Medispa<br />

owner Alana Dwyer <strong>and</strong> laser<br />

practice owner Justin Davies
<br />

MON | 2:30pm – 3:30pm |<br />

Online $99 | Onsite $105<br />


Growing Your Business<br />

Using Social Media, Not<br />

Just Facebook!
<br />

Harness the growing influence of<br />

your clients’ <strong>and</strong> your social media<br />

Hosted by Tiger Pistol<br />

SUN | 9:30am – 10:00am |<br />

Online $99 | Onsite $105<br />

10 Easy Steps to Growing<br />

Bottom Line Profits
<br />

Learn proven systems for<br />

attracting business, customers,<br />

loyalty <strong>and</strong> spending<br />

Hosted by Salon Spa Business<br />

owner, Caroline Nelson<br />

SUN | 12:00pm – 1:00pm |<br />

Online $99 | Onsite $105<br />

How to Fill Gaps in Your<br />

Appointment Diary
<br />

The five laws of building a social<br />

<strong>and</strong> successful business<br />

Hosted by business mentor<br />

Renée Mayne
<br />

MON | 1:00pm – 2:00pm |<br />

Online $99 | Onsite $105<br />

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get glowing!<br />



The extremes of summer have most likely left your<br />

skin dehydrated, sun-damaged <strong>and</strong> generally a bit<br />

lacklustre but, according to beauty expert Nicole<br />

Gruodiene, now is the optimal time to reclaim your radiance.<br />

Gruodiene, who owns Nicole’s <strong>Beauty</strong> Salon in Sydney’s<br />

Double Bay, believes a post-summer treatment to combat<br />

sun damage, dullness <strong>and</strong> skin dehydration will prep your<br />

skin for the winter months ahead.<br />

‘You may notice dry or fl aking skin, dull skin tone, sun<br />

damage <strong>and</strong> age spots have appeared,’ she says. ‘Sun can<br />

damage the skin cells deep in the dermis layer, diminishing<br />

the production of collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin. The damaged<br />

cells do not renew properly <strong>and</strong> skin can become thick, dull<br />

<strong>and</strong> sallow.’<br />

Gruodiene recommends using the next few months to<br />

restore your body’s moisture balance <strong>and</strong> treat it to some<br />

rejuvenating salon visits. ‘You should have an exfoliating <strong>and</strong><br />

moisturising routine in place at home but a salon treatment<br />

can really boost your results,’ she says.<br />

‘Using a sea salt scrub to exfoliate the whole body<br />

will brighten skin tone while stimulating blood fl ow <strong>and</strong><br />

circulation,’ she adds. ‘Exfoliation will help your skin rid itself<br />

of dead or damaged cells <strong>and</strong> help it absorb moisture <strong>and</strong><br />

nutrients more effectively. Exfoliation of the top layer has<br />

also shown to stimulate production of new collagen.’<br />

Massage is a great way to stimulate lymphatic drainage<br />

<strong>and</strong> circulation in your body. ‘A Swedish massage uses a<br />

variety of techniques specifi cally tailored to promote muscle<br />

relaxation <strong>and</strong> ease tension by applying pressure against<br />

deeper muscles <strong>and</strong> bones,’ Gruodiene explains. ‘Even a<br />

simple, relaxing back massage helps reduce stress <strong>and</strong><br />

anxiety, relieves muscle tension <strong>and</strong> increases circulation.’<br />

To get skin back in fi ne form, Gruodiene says you can’t<br />

go past microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cell<br />

build-up <strong>and</strong> an LED light treatment to help stimulate the<br />

production of new collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin. ‘Everyone’s skin<br />

varies, but most people feel <strong>and</strong> see a difference after about<br />

four treatments,’ she says.<br />

Gruodiene likes to complete her treatments with an<br />

oxygen facial (‘It’s said to be a favourite of Madonna’s,’<br />

she says). This unique treatment combines pure oxygen<br />

with antioxidants to deliver hydration to the skin’s deeper<br />

layers, promoting a brighter, hydrated, plumper <strong>and</strong> more<br />

youthful complexion.<br />

If the festive season took its toll on you, it’s likely your<br />

body will also benefi t from a little detox. ‘A full body wrap is<br />

an ideal treatment to detoxify, hydrate <strong>and</strong> slim the body,’<br />

Gruodiene says. ‘Body wraps are perfect either as a oneoff<br />

treatment or as a course to gain optimum results.’<br />

She favours the International Body Wrap, which not only<br />

hydrates the body but also guarantees a circumference<br />

loss of at least 15cm. ‘People mainly use it to squeeze<br />

into a “special occasion” dress or to kickstart a weight loss<br />

program,’ she says.<br />

While it’s not possible to turn back the chronological<br />

clock, youthful radiance can be restored to the skin in<br />

as little as a single salon session with a combination of<br />

rejuvenating treatments. csbm<br />

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Nicole’s <strong>Beauty</strong> Salon offers only the very best treatments available,<br />

including the International Body Wrap which improves the appearance<br />

of cellulite, stretch marks <strong>and</strong> scar tissue <strong>and</strong> is guaranteed to take 15<br />

centimetres off your entire body size - or your money back!<br />

With highly trained aestheticians <strong>and</strong> stunning surroundings, any<br />

treatment you have at Nicole’s <strong>Beauty</strong> Salon will be a luxurious<br />

experience you’ll long for time <strong>and</strong> time again.<br />

02 9327 7728<br />

mobile 0410 627 767<br />

nicole@nicolesbeautysalon.com.au<br />

Shop 8, 401 - 407 New South Head Rd,<br />

Double Bay NSW 2028<br />


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Mourad Hair & <strong>Beauty</strong>, is the hot spot for premium quality human<br />

Jhair extensions, applied with expert precision <strong>and</strong> care by Mourad himself.<br />

With the likes of Mir<strong>and</strong>a Kerr, Mya <strong>and</strong> Mel B on his client list, Mourad<br />

knows how to turn hair from drab to fab. With more than 30 years’<br />

experience in the hairdressing industry, his skills are highly sought after –<br />

especially for his ability to create beautiful, longer hair with hair extensions.<br />

‘Hair extensions are about giving people beautiful <strong>and</strong> strong hair,’ says<br />

Mourad. ‘Extensions provide volume, length <strong>and</strong> manageability – <strong>and</strong><br />

make getting ready for a night out or special occasion so much easier. It’s<br />

also surprisingly affordable.’<br />

Mourad prides himself on using only the highest quality human hair<br />

extensions. He is skilled in all hair extension techniques but his preferred<br />

method is the innovative ultrasonic cold fusion technique.<br />

The ultrasonic cold fusion technique allows for multi-str<strong>and</strong> bonding,<br />

making the whole process effi cient <strong>and</strong>, importantly, preserving the<br />

strength <strong>and</strong> integrity of your natural hair. Bonding clinical keratin with<br />

keratin found in the hair shaft, the extensions are attached to the natural<br />

hair very close to each other so there are no telltale signs.<br />

‘The technology is so advanced <strong>and</strong> the bonding so seamless,’ says<br />

Mourad. ‘It achieves impeccable results <strong>and</strong> the extensions can be<br />

completely undetectable to the eye. And, because there is no use of<br />

heat, glue or clips to bond the extensions, the client’s natural hair is not<br />

compromised or damaged.’<br />

When applying the extensions, emphasis is placed on properly blending<br />

colour <strong>and</strong> thickness with the natural hair. Attached str<strong>and</strong> by str<strong>and</strong>, the<br />

extensions can be attached to long, short, straight or wavy hair as long as<br />

the natural length is more than 2cm.<br />

Each str<strong>and</strong> has about 20 hairs in it <strong>and</strong> a full head can take from<br />

100 to 300 str<strong>and</strong>s, depending on the required thickness. In just a few<br />

hours, hair is transformed from short, thin str<strong>and</strong>s to thick, long locks. ‘The<br />

latest advances provide long <strong>and</strong> voluminous hair without the need to wait<br />

for natural hair to grow out,’ says Mourad. ‘It can completely transform<br />

your look.’<br />

Extensions can last anywhere between six <strong>and</strong> 12 months. Once<br />

attached, the extensions can be treated as normal. ‘Care for your extensions<br />

the way you would your natural hair,’ Mourad advises. ‘It’s important to be<br />

particularly careful when combing <strong>and</strong> blow-drying your hair. However, hair<br />

extensions can be cut <strong>and</strong> coloured just like your natural hair.’<br />

When applied by a renowned hair extension specialist, you can enjoy<br />

a full head of fl owing, thicker hair – <strong>and</strong> look forward to a good hair day,<br />

every day. Gone are the days of waiting what seems like an eternity to<br />

grow out a shorter haircut, or berating Mother Nature for not bestowing<br />

thick <strong>and</strong> healthy tresses. With hair extensions by Joseph Mourad, you<br />

can rock fl owing locks to rival the celebrity set. csbm<br />

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First things first<br />

Fine hair is most susceptible to looking like an oil<br />

slick after one day. Opt for gel-like or lightweight<br />

shampoos <strong>and</strong> conditioners with a body-building<br />

purpose – these specially designed products won’t<br />

weigh hair down like some “normal” shampoos<br />

<strong>and</strong> conditioners. Use a dry shampoo in between<br />

washes to keep the hair momentum going – it not<br />

only gives you an extra day between washes but<br />

also provides a root boost.<br />

Styling products over time can make hair appear<br />

greasy, flat <strong>and</strong> dull so using a clarifiying shampoo<br />

once a week or so is a must to keep tresses full of<br />

body <strong>and</strong> bounce. Clarifying shampoos help remove<br />

the build-up of styling product deposits on your hair,<br />

restoring shine <strong>and</strong> improving volume.<br />

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10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.<br />

1. Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Nourishing Shampoo <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $9.49 each, 2. Evo Bride of Gluttony<br />

Volume Shampoo <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $29.95 each, 3. Fudge Detox Deep Cleanser, $39.99, 4. Joico Body Luxe<br />

Shampoo <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $26.95 each, 5. Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $6.99<br />

each, 6. Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Elevating Shampoo, $29.95, <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $30.95, 7. Moroccanoil<br />

Clarifying Shampoo, 8. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Intensive Single Treatment, $2.99, 9. Moroccanoil Extra Volume<br />

Shampoo <strong>and</strong> Conditioner, $35 each, 10. Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo, $32.95, $35, 11. Tresemme Instant<br />

Refresh Dry Shampoo, $10.99, 12. Pantene Dry Shampoo Volume Booster, $9.99, 13. Joico Instant Refresh – Dry<br />

Shampoo, $25.94, 14. Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume, $7.99, 15. Batiste Dry Styling XXL Plumping Powder,<br />

$9.95, 16. Schwarzkopf BC Boost Refresher, $26.95, 17. Schwarzkopf BC Volume Boost Perfect Foam, $26.95,<br />

18. Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse, $55, 19. Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer Mousse, $29.95.<br />

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After shampooing <strong>and</strong> conditioning with some heavy hitting<br />

volumising products, use a volumising mousse or spray <strong>and</strong><br />

massage into damp hair. These products work by coating each<br />

hair fi bre with polymers <strong>and</strong> other coating agents, plumping<br />

each str<strong>and</strong> of hair to give the illusion of thicker hair.<br />

Applied to the roots, volumising styling products help to “lift”<br />

hair away from the head to give a more va-va-voom effect to<br />

your hair. Blowdry after applying for maximum effect.<br />

Avoid using numerous styling products at once as this<br />

will more than likely weigh your hair down <strong>and</strong> defeat the<br />

original purpose!<br />

1. Sachajuan Volume Cream, $35, 2. Sachajuan Root Lift,<br />

$35, 3. Sachajuan Dark Volume Powder, $40, 4. Catwalk by<br />

TIGI Your Highness Root Boost Spray, $32.95, 5. Bedhead<br />

by TIGI Superstar Blowdry Lotion, 32.95, 6. Joico Body<br />

Luxe Volumising Elixir, $26.95, 7. Joico Power Whip Whipped<br />

Foam, $25.95, 8. Joico Flip Turn Volumising Finishing<br />

Spray, $25.95, 9. Kevin Murphy Body Builder Volumising<br />

Mousse, $34.95, 10. Tresemme Salon Finish Control<br />

Mousse, $7.99, 11. Toni&Guy Casual – Rough Texturiser,<br />

$15.99, 12. Toni&Guy Glamour – 3D Volumiser, $15.99<br />

2.<br />

3. 4.<br />

HEAT IT UP<br />

For hair to go from no to whoa, you’ll want<br />

to heat things up! Always invest in a goodquality<br />

hairdryer. Start by lifting one section at<br />

a time straight up in the air <strong>and</strong> blowdry the<br />

roots; keep hair in place until cool <strong>and</strong> repeat<br />

with remaining sections of hair. You can also<br />

try pushing all hair to one side <strong>and</strong> blowdrying<br />

the roots, <strong>and</strong> then repeat with the other side.<br />

Blowdrying upside down is also a foolproof trick<br />

to create more volume – no technique required!<br />

Styling tools such as curling irons, hot rollers<br />

<strong>and</strong> fl at irons (did you know there are now also<br />

heated ceramic root volumisers?) can give<br />

hair oodles of volume – let’s face it, wavy hair<br />

always looks bigger!<br />

Curling irons et al are great to have up your<br />

sleeve if you’ve let your hair dry naturally without<br />

a blowdry <strong>and</strong> need some extra bounce.<br />

1. Silver Bullet Nano Ceramic Root Volumiser<br />

Hair Crimper, $69.95<br />

2. Halo “The Jennifer” Hairdryer, $189.95<br />

3. Halo “The Marilyn” Hair Curlers, $139.95<br />

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extra<br />

3ways<br />

to flick fine hair<br />

to the curb<br />

Be cautious with layers<br />

Fine, limp hair can look even more fine <strong>and</strong> limp if you have<br />

too many layers in your hair. Instead opt for a blunt cut to<br />

create a more voluminous look to your hair.<br />

2.<br />

Play the part<br />

For an instant root booster on the run, simply switch sides of<br />

where you naturally part your hair. To build the most height,<br />

try a deep side part on the opposite side on dry hair, <strong>and</strong> fix<br />

with a light hairspray.<br />

3.<br />

See the light<br />

Lightening hair can make locks look thicker as it “roughs<br />

up” the hair cuticle, plumping the individual hair shafts. Be<br />

careful though; bleaching your too much can make it prone<br />

to breakage <strong>and</strong> split ends which makes hair look thinner.<br />

Strategically placed lowlights <strong>and</strong> highlights are really<br />

effective in adding dimension <strong>and</strong> texture to hair, making it<br />

look thicker, fuller <strong>and</strong> healthier.<br />

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to repair<br />

Your post-summer skin revival guide<br />

Post-summer skin survival<br />

tactics to target dehydration,<br />

pigmentation <strong>and</strong> premature<br />

ageing. AimÉe Surtenich reports.<br />

Too much fun in the sun may have fast tracked your<br />

path to fine lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, pigmentation, <strong>and</strong><br />

dry, blotchy skin. Get your skin back on track <strong>and</strong><br />

help reverse signs of sun damage with active skincare to<br />

replenish, rehydrate <strong>and</strong> promote healthy skin turnover.<br />

Caring for your skin <strong>and</strong> preventing premature ageing is<br />

not a wash-<strong>and</strong>-go approach; it should be tailored to your<br />

skin type <strong>and</strong> the skin concerns you wish to address.<br />

A serious skin routine incorporates a variety of layering<br />

strategies <strong>and</strong> techniques to diminish fine lines <strong>and</strong><br />

wrinkles, fade pigmentation <strong>and</strong> age spots, firm skin,<br />

minimise uneven skin tone, <strong>and</strong> improve breakouts.<br />

A few extra minutes every day spent with your skin<br />

rejuvenation products will turn a basic skincare routine<br />

into a serious skincare regime that will comprehensively<br />

address an array of skin issues – particularly needed after<br />

a long hot summer.<br />

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Cleansing should be your fi rst beauty ritual every morning. Choose a<br />

simple, gentle cleansing product that will effectively remove dirt <strong>and</strong><br />

makeup. Maintaining the evening cleansing step is the most important<br />

of them all to wash away the day’s wear <strong>and</strong> tear on the face.<br />

There are cleansers for every skin type. If you’re prone to blocked<br />

pores, use gel formulations. For delicate skin, use milky products <strong>and</strong> for<br />

dry skin cream products work best. Try something with glycolic acid or<br />

AHA to complement an anti-ageing skincare regimen.<br />

Cleansers are also instrumental for optimum absorption of moisturisers<br />

<strong>and</strong> serums.<br />

OUR<br />

PICKS<br />

DNA Renewal Foaming Cleansing Gel, $39<br />

Created by world-renowned dermatologist Dr Ronald<br />

Moy, this non-irritating, glow-inducing, glycolic wash<br />

stimulates cell turnover <strong>and</strong> rinses away surface impurities<br />

for a brighter, smoother <strong>and</strong> more radiant complexion.<br />

Sisley Paris Phyto-Blanc Buff <strong>and</strong> Wash Facial Gel, $140<br />

This gentle cleansing gel eliminates dead cells <strong>and</strong><br />

impurities, smoothing <strong>and</strong> evening the skin’s surface while<br />

helping to lighten <strong>and</strong> brighten the complexion.<br />

Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Perfectly Balanced<br />

Foaming Cleanser, $30<br />

Developed by internationally renowned beauty <strong>and</strong><br />

skincare expert <strong>and</strong> best-selling author Paula Begoun,<br />

this oil-reducing anti-ageing cleanser is formulated with<br />

ceramides <strong>and</strong> hyaluronic acid to smooth <strong>and</strong> soften skin.<br />

Perfect for normal to oily/combo <strong>and</strong> blemish-prone skin.<br />

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Jurlique Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel, $38<br />

This rich <strong>and</strong> refreshing cleansing gel has natural<br />

exfoliating microbeads that gently lift away pore-clogging<br />

impurities. Pure botanical oils leave skin refi ned <strong>and</strong> keep<br />

shine under control.<br />

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– moisturisers, serums & protectants<br />

Give your skin the fuel it needs to ignite <strong>and</strong> sustain the<br />

rejuvenation process. Look for products containing<br />

hyaluronic acid (HA), antioxidants, vitamin complexes, alpha<br />

hydroxy acids (AHAs) <strong>and</strong> peptides to really deliver results<br />

<strong>and</strong> reduce signs of ageing.<br />

Hyaluronic acid (also found naturally in the skin) is a<br />

st<strong>and</strong>out ingredient in many anti-ageing products due to its<br />

ability to attract <strong>and</strong> bind water, locking moisture into the<br />

skin <strong>and</strong> binding collagen with elastin, the building blocks of<br />

smooth, plump skin.<br />

Antioxidants help protect skin by combating free radicals,<br />

which attack healthy skin cells <strong>and</strong> collagen, resulting in<br />

lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, uneven skin tone <strong>and</strong> sensitivity.<br />

Topical vitamins play a huge part in protecting <strong>and</strong><br />

repairing skin. Vitamin C, for example, is an antioxidant that<br />

works to prevent free radical damage <strong>and</strong> help reinforce the<br />

skin’s own defenses <strong>and</strong> prevent long-term damage.<br />

Arguably the most potent topical is retinol, a derivative<br />

of Vitamin A (retinoic acid), which is widely touted as<br />

“the” anti-ageing solution. Retinoids encourage better cell<br />

OUR<br />

PCA Skin Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex,<br />

$147.40. This powerful anti-ageing <strong>and</strong> corrective serum<br />

contains a retinol complex to provide numerous age-controlling<br />

benefi ts. It increases hydration <strong>and</strong> stimulates collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin<br />

production for a smoother, more even skin tone.<br />

SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5, $93.72. Formulated with a high-strength<br />

retinol complex, this nightly serum promotes skin fi rmness <strong>and</strong> leaves the<br />

complexion more smooth, hydrated <strong>and</strong> younger looking.<br />

Pelactiv Cell Renewal Complex, $92. This powerful serum contains a cocktail of<br />

antioxidants <strong>and</strong> vitamins, targeting the acceleration of cell turnover to reduce the<br />

appearance of pigmentation <strong>and</strong> sun damage.<br />

Dermia Solution Hyaluron Complex Plus, $67. This ultra-hydrating serum<br />

is touted to contain the smallest molecule of hyaluronic acid available in the<br />

marketplace, to maximize activity in the skin <strong>and</strong> improve skin strength, elasticity<br />

<strong>and</strong> barrier function.<br />

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $100. Referred to as “miracle water” by its<br />

users in Japan, this wonder tonic contains 90 percent Pitera, which works to<br />

boost skin’s moisture intake, smooth skin texture <strong>and</strong> renew dull-looking skin.<br />

Elemis S.O.S Emergency Cream, $119. Perfect for stressed, hormonal or<br />

irritated skin, this botanical restorative treatment cream instantly soothes skin <strong>and</strong><br />

helps restore the skin’s natural balance.<br />

Dermalogica Age Smart MultiVitamin Thermafoliant, $73.50. A unique selfheating<br />

technology activates upon contact with skin or water to help facilitate<br />

penetration of multivitamin actives into the skin, accelerating cell renewal rates for<br />

noticeably smoother skin with improved texture.<br />

PICKS<br />

function <strong>and</strong> turnover, stimulating the dermis <strong>and</strong> helping<br />

to boost collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin production <strong>and</strong> improve fi ne<br />

lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone <strong>and</strong> colour, <strong>and</strong><br />

your skin’s hydration levels.<br />

Alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, tartaric <strong>and</strong><br />

citric acids) work by removing the top layers of dead skin<br />

cells. They can also increase the thickness of deeper layers<br />

of skin, promoting a fi rmer <strong>and</strong> smoother complexion.<br />

Peptides are known for their rejuvenation <strong>and</strong> repair<br />

properties, such as copper or hexapeptides, so they come<br />

highly recommended.<br />

Some active skincare, particularly retinoids <strong>and</strong> AHAs<br />

may initially induce mild irritation, so it is best to build up<br />

gradually as your skin gets used to treatment. You should<br />

always wear sunscreen each day, <strong>and</strong> particularly so when<br />

using retinol <strong>and</strong> AHAs.<br />

Find a different skin rejuvenating moisturiser for day<br />

<strong>and</strong> for night that work well in synergy. And don’t forget to<br />

moisturise your neck <strong>and</strong> décolleté as well – this area is one<br />

of the fi rst to show signs of sun damage <strong>and</strong> age.<br />

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Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum,<br />

$119.90. This serum blends all of the<br />

B vitamins to help regulate sebum,<br />

control melanin, minimise transepidermal<br />

water loss <strong>and</strong> hydrate<br />

skin. It uses a patented delivery<br />

system where topical vitamins are<br />

physically complexed with various<br />

natural polypeptides to enhance the<br />

transdermal delivery of the vitamins.<br />

Aspect Dr Active C Serum, $119.90<br />

This supercharged highly stable<br />

Vitamin C serum has been formulated<br />

with the added boost of peptides <strong>and</strong><br />

antioxidants to rejuvenate the skin’s<br />

appearance <strong>and</strong> help refi ne skin<br />

texture <strong>and</strong> suppleness.<br />

Pelactiv Vita C+ Rapid Serum +<br />

AHA, $74. This powerful serum<br />

delivers high concentrations of<br />

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) to the<br />

skin. Together with AHAs <strong>and</strong> BHAs,<br />

it helps reduce the appearance of<br />

premature ageing <strong>and</strong> exfoliates dead<br />

skin cells, hydrating <strong>and</strong> improving<br />

skin texture.<br />

Eminence Organic Skincare Citrus<br />

<strong>and</strong> Kale Potent C&E Serum, $162.<br />

This advanced anti-ageing serum<br />

infuses Vitamins C <strong>and</strong> E to help<br />

protect against free radicals, reduce<br />

infl ammation <strong>and</strong> boost the skin’s<br />

healing ability.<br />

La Mav Organic Daily Vitamin-C<br />

Brightening Serum, $59.95. This<br />

highly concentrated Vitamin C<br />

serum improves skin’s clarity <strong>and</strong><br />

boosts radiance, helping to counter<br />

pigmentation while strengthening<br />

collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin for luminous <strong>and</strong><br />

younger looking skin.<br />

SkinMedica Lytera Brightening<br />

Complex, $165. This skin brightening<br />

formula incorporates a patented<br />

blend of ingredients including<br />

niacinamide, ethyl linoleate,<br />

squalane <strong>and</strong> retinol that actively<br />

work together to gently exfoliate<br />

<strong>and</strong> help brighten <strong>and</strong> even skin<br />

tone by reducing the appearance of<br />

dark spots.<br />

CosMedix Simply Brilliant 24/7<br />

Brightening Serum, $68.64. Repair<br />

<strong>and</strong> restore with this effective<br />

formulation containing plant-based<br />

ingredients for improving skin tone<br />

<strong>and</strong> discolouration <strong>and</strong> exfoliating<br />

L-Lactic-acid <strong>and</strong> salicylic acid for a<br />

more even skin tone.<br />

Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist<br />

Anti-Ageing Clear Skin Hydrator, $35.<br />

With this innovative formula, acne<br />

breakouts <strong>and</strong> wrinkles can both<br />

be targeted at once. Antioxidants<br />

stimulate healthy collagen production<br />

<strong>and</strong> help repair skin damage while<br />

Lactoperoxidase helps eliminate<br />

breakout-causing bacteria <strong>and</strong><br />

calm skin.<br />

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PICKS<br />

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Napoleon<br />

Complex Skin Renewal Serum, $85. Formulated<br />

with tri-peptides <strong>and</strong> active sugar molecules derived from<br />

plants, as well as sodium hyaluronat, provitamin B5 <strong>and</strong> a<br />

combination of berry extracts to assist skin repair, protect<br />

against free radicals <strong>and</strong> promote collagen renewal.<br />

Medik8 Firewall, $158. This broad-spectrum antioxidantpacked<br />

serum helps treat skin affected by free radical<br />

damage, improving fine lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles, pigmentation<br />

<strong>and</strong> skin tone.<br />

Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening<br />

Night Capsules, $95 (50 capsules). This serum-in-acapsule<br />

delivers a potent blend of bo tanicals, Vitamin C,<br />

<strong>and</strong> environmental protectants to minimise the appearance<br />

of dark spots <strong>and</strong> uneven skin tone, creating a brighter,<br />

luminous complexion.<br />

Sanctuary Spa Illuminating Moisture Lotion SPF 15,<br />

$19.95. Enriched with antioxidant red bush tea to help<br />

protect against free radicals, this brightening lotion offers<br />

24-hour hydrating protection for lasting radiance.<br />

Grown Alchemist Antioxidant + Treatment Serum:<br />

Borago, Rosehip & Buckthorn Berry, $59.95. This certified<br />

organic facial serum houses a synergistic blend of<br />

antioxidants <strong>and</strong> nutrients to improve skin elasticity,<br />

reduce the appearance of lines <strong>and</strong> protect against the<br />

signs of ageing.<br />

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Neck <strong>and</strong> Decollete<br />

Firm & Repair Cream, $130. Infused with Elizabeth Arden’s<br />

exclusive Idebenone antioxidant, Vitamin E <strong>and</strong> tightening<br />

polymers, the cream helps to smooth <strong>and</strong> retexturise<br />

the skin’s surface <strong>and</strong> boost natural collagen production,<br />

addressing sagging <strong>and</strong> discoloured skin.<br />

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Spot repair<br />

– pigmentation & age spots<br />

Hyperpigmentation, or the darkening of skin in localized areas such as the cheeks, forehead <strong>and</strong> around the<br />

eyes, is caused by the overproduction of melanin by melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis.<br />

There are different triggers to hyperpigmentation, namely hormonal changes such as pregnancy, sun<br />

damage <strong>and</strong> an inflammatory response following injury.<br />

Pigmentation of all forms can lie unnoticed in the lower layers of the epidermis for years before appearing<br />

on the skin surface.<br />

You can help treat pigmentation <strong>and</strong> prevent future formation with active skincare – Vitamin A to normalize<br />

cell function, Vitamin C to protect DNA <strong>and</strong> niacinamide (the active form of Vitamin B) to inhibit the synthesis<br />

of melanin <strong>and</strong> lighten existing pigmentation. Spot treatments are also available for ultra-targeted treatment.<br />

Aspect Pigment Punch Serum, $119.90. One of Aspect’s<br />

hero products, the Pigment Punch contains 9% Tyrostat,<br />

a breakthrough technology to clarify <strong>and</strong> brighten the<br />

appearance of age spots <strong>and</strong> discolourations <strong>and</strong> help<br />

block the formation of new pigment.<br />

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Intensive Lightening Serum, $390.<br />

One of eight products in the revolutionary Phyto-Blanc<br />

range by Sisley, this powerful serum helps reduce brown<br />

spots in two ways: lightening spots that have already<br />

formed, <strong>and</strong> reducing melanin synthesis to prevent the<br />

appearance of new spots.<br />

Jing Qi Shen White Diamond Decadence Whitening<br />

Elixir, $300. Formulated with diamond dust, antioxidants,<br />

whitening peptides <strong>and</strong> collagen-promoting <strong>and</strong><br />

skin-conditioning actives, this elixir’s ultra-fine texture<br />

penetrates into the skin’s layer to target pigmented<br />

spots <strong>and</strong> induce a brightening effect.<br />

Sisley Phyto-Blanc Intensive Dark Spot Corrector, $165.<br />

Using patented technology for proven lightening action<br />

on dark spots, this treatment product contains highperformance<br />

active ingredients to reduce the size <strong>and</strong><br />

intensity of dark spots irrespective of age <strong>and</strong> skin tone.<br />

Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream SPF<br />

30 PA+++, $65. This whitening lightweight moisturiser<br />

is formulated with Jurlique’s proprietary VitaBrightKX<br />

complex, to help minimise the appearance of dark spots,<br />

promote skin radiance <strong>and</strong> help inhibit melanin production<br />

or a skin lightening effect.<br />

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, $62.<br />

Tested to improve the appearance of dark spots <strong>and</strong> age<br />

spots in four weeks thanks to Clinique’s CL-302 lightening<br />

complex, a new plant-derived technology proven to<br />

improve evenness of skin tone, radiance <strong>and</strong> clarity.<br />

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment,<br />

$67.99. This targeted dark spot treatment is formulated<br />

with a powerful brightening complex that penetrates the<br />

deeper layers of skin to improve skin tone <strong>and</strong> diminish the<br />

appearance of dark spots.<br />

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Deeper<br />

treatments<br />

– Exfoliants,<br />

peels & masks<br />

Removing the old skin cells that collect on the<br />

surface of the skin encourages the growth of new<br />

cells, revitalising your skin. When you exfoliate<br />

you remove dead surface cells that contribute to<br />

dryness <strong>and</strong> oil that can cause blocked pores <strong>and</strong><br />

problems like acne<br />

You can choose to use a mechanical exfoliation<br />

method, which is a granular scrub style, or a<br />

chemical/enzyme exfoliant incorporating alpha<br />

hydroxy or beta hydroxy acid, or Vitamin A (retinol,<br />

tretinoin <strong>and</strong> retinyl palmitate). Scrubs treat the<br />

surface of the skin <strong>and</strong> help unclog pores, while<br />

exfoliants remove surface cell debris <strong>and</strong> leave skin<br />

fresher <strong>and</strong> looking brighter.<br />

Skin peels are another way to more deeply<br />

achieve the removal of the older, outermost layer<br />

of skin, which stimulates new skin cell growth.<br />

Common types contain lactic acid <strong>and</strong> glycolic<br />

acid. Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that<br />

occurs naturally in our bodies <strong>and</strong> helps stimulate<br />

the production of collagen <strong>and</strong> elastin in the<br />

dermal layer. It is also a humectant, which attracts<br />

water molecules in the skin to the surface, giving<br />

a plumper appearance. A glycolic peel contains<br />

a higher potency of alpha hydroxy acid. Lowconcentration<br />

lactic or glycolic peels are available<br />

as at-home treatments.<br />

Using a facial mask can soothe <strong>and</strong> nourish skin,<br />

oxygenate, improve the circulation, help clear up<br />

blemishes <strong>and</strong> discolouration <strong>and</strong> even reduce the<br />

appearance of fine lines <strong>and</strong> wrinkles. The benefits<br />

of masks are often underestimated but they can<br />

give the complexion a real boost. Generally, they<br />

should be used weekly after exfoliating.<br />

OUR<br />

PICKS<br />

Obagi-C Rx System C-Exfoliating Day Lotion, $74.95. This<br />

lightweight lotion features L-ascorbic acid to increase collagen<br />

synthesis, glycolic acid to slough dead skin cells, hyaluronic<br />

acid to improve water content <strong>and</strong> elasticity of the skin, <strong>and</strong><br />

Vitamin E to fight free radicals <strong>and</strong> calm skin.<br />

Pelactiv Facial Refiner Deep Cleansing Scrub, $49. This<br />

calming scrub combines lactic acid <strong>and</strong> milk extract to<br />

exfoliate, decongest, smooth <strong>and</strong> aid cell renewal. It helps<br />

purify skin <strong>and</strong> refine pores, improving the skin’s ability to<br />

absorb nutrients from moisturisers <strong>and</strong> masks.<br />

Ella Bache Revealing Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant, $64. This is a<br />

fine, powder-based exfoliant that becomes activated when<br />

mixed with water. It combines fruit enzymes <strong>and</strong> salicylic acid<br />

to gently dissolve dead skin cells <strong>and</strong> unveil softer, brighter<br />

skin. Soothing rice bran, oat bran <strong>and</strong> licorice extract clarify<br />

<strong>and</strong> brighten the complexion.<br />

Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, $47.<br />

This lightweight weekly scrub reinvigorates sluggish skin to<br />

accelerate the natural exfoliation process <strong>and</strong> reveal healthierlooking,<br />

more refined skin.<br />

Sanctuary Spa Brightening Facial Radiance Exfoliator,<br />

$19.95. This exfoliator polishes away dead skin cells<br />

<strong>and</strong> helps increase cell renewal to leave dull <strong>and</strong> patchy<br />

complexions brighter.<br />

Dr. Spiller Jojoba Peeling Crème, $67. Completely free from<br />

harmful plastic microbeads, this gentle creamy peeling cream<br />

uses spheres of jojoba wax that gently loosed dead surface<br />

skin cells while stimulating circulation <strong>and</strong> promoting oxygen<br />

<strong>and</strong> nutrients to the skin.<br />

RACINNE Ultra Hydra Perfection Gentle Refining Scrub<br />

Mask, $44. Nutritive natural ingredients including gingko<br />

biloba leaf, lotus flower <strong>and</strong> peach extracts gently slough<br />

away dead skin cells to reveal a fresher, smoother complexion.<br />

SK-II Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask, $160 for 6<br />

masks. This intensive toning mask gives skin a translucent,<br />

more even tone by improving redness <strong>and</strong> helping to reduce<br />

the appearance of age spots <strong>and</strong> freckles.<br />

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Eye time<br />

Many eye creams are formulated to be less irritating to the more<br />

sensitive eye area. Dab product around the orbital bone to treat<br />

whatever your eye afflictions are such as fine lines <strong>and</strong> puffiness.<br />

Review the percentage of the active anti-ageing ingredient in the<br />

product prior to selecting the one to purchase. Ingredients such as<br />

Vitamin K benefit dark under-eye circles, <strong>and</strong> retinol (Vitamin A) is a<br />

powerhouse for anti-ageing.<br />

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex, $87.50. This anti-ageing<br />

eye treatment delivers a highly active blend of retinol, peptides,<br />

vitamins <strong>and</strong> botanicals that fortify underlying tissues <strong>and</strong> improves<br />

skin hydration <strong>and</strong> resilience, while diminishing under-eye puffiness<br />

<strong>and</strong> dark shadows.<br />

Maintain<br />

& protect<br />

against photoageing<br />

Winter, spring, summer or fall (well, autumn), if you don’t wear<br />

sunscreen religiously each <strong>and</strong> every day you might as well ab<strong>and</strong>on<br />

your rejuvenation plan because sun exposure undoes all the good.<br />

Choose a sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater with both UVA <strong>and</strong> UVB<br />

protection, possibly with an antioxidant action to fight free radical<br />

cells that result from sun exposure. Apply sunscreen every morning<br />

<strong>and</strong> periodically throughout the day.<br />

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Real<strong>Beauty</strong><br />

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Sisley Phyto Lip Shine, $50<br />

From the Sisley 2015 Autumn/Winter ARTY PARIS collection<br />

comes this collection of shades inspired by the Parisian<br />

lifestyle. Shown in the delicious <strong>and</strong> broody Sheer Berry.<br />

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup, $50<br />

This just-released foundation by makeup luminary Elizabeth Arden creates the<br />

perfect “modern matte” fi nish – mattifying just enough to take away oiliness<br />

without compromising skin luminosity. It combines soft-focusing pigments to<br />

immediately blur fi ne lines <strong>and</strong> imperfections for a fl awless fi nish.<br />

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Elizabeth Arden<br />

Untold Eau Fraiche, $95 for 100ml EDT<br />

The newest addition to its Untold Fragrance<br />

Collection, Eau Fraiche combines vibrant<br />

citrus <strong>and</strong> succulent fruity accents, a<br />

luminous fl oral heart, <strong>and</strong> sleek woods for a<br />

sparkling <strong>and</strong> alluring signature. This is a truly<br />

feminine, playful <strong>and</strong> enchanting scent.<br />

Jing Qi Shen<br />

Diamond Showered Mischief<br />

Youth Protection Elixir, $200<br />

The elixir is formulated with<br />

advanced antioxidants,<br />

collagen-producing actives,<br />

skin-conditioning actives <strong>and</strong><br />

illuminating diamond dust to<br />

help promote revitalised, refi ned<br />

<strong>and</strong> luminous skin.<br />

Juicy Couture<br />

Hollywood Royal, $85 for 75ml EDT<br />

With opening notes of c<strong>and</strong>ied apple, juicy<br />

pear <strong>and</strong> pomelo, a heart of jasmine sambac,<br />

gardenia <strong>and</strong> tuberose fl eur, <strong>and</strong> base notes<br />

of cashmere wood, vanilla, marshmallow <strong>and</strong><br />

soft musks, this is the epitome of Hollywood<br />

pizazz <strong>and</strong> glamour. It’s an exceptional<br />

fragrance combining sweetness with zest<br />

<strong>and</strong> sophistication.<br />

2.<br />

L’Oreal Paris All The Shades Of Grey Color Riche Nail Varnish, $7.95 each<br />

This limited edition Autumn 2015 collection of nail varnishes are all about The Shades of<br />

Grey. Choose your texture – be it latex, wax, metallic or spiky – you’ll love these hot new<br />

nail efffects <strong>and</strong> sultry shades of grey.<br />

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Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream, $39.99<br />

Combining seven benefi ts in one product, this pore-minimising<br />

CC cream is an all-in-one multi-tasker delivering a professional fi nish with<br />

every use. Studies have proven that after using the Olay Total Effects<br />

Pore Minimising CC Cream, 80 percent of women saw a reduction<br />

in pores. It works best in conjunction with the Olay Total Effects Pore<br />

Minimizing Toner.<br />

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse, $59.99<br />

Want to control the depth of your self-tan depending on the occasion?<br />

Want to tan, shower <strong>and</strong> wash in as little as one hour? The new tanner<br />

from St. Tropez lets you do exactly that! It uses intelligent shade<br />

technology to ensure that tan is suited to individual skin tones for a<br />

natural, streak-free glow. For a light, sunkissed glow, shower after one<br />

hour; for a golden, medium tan leave the tan on for two hours, <strong>and</strong> for a<br />

deep, dark bronze, apply the tan for three hours.<br />

TanOrganic Certifi ed Organic Self-Tan, $34<br />

Launched in February, this impressive tanning oil is part of the only<br />

eco-certifi ed, aloe-vera based organic self tanning br<strong>and</strong>. It has no<br />

nasty smell <strong>and</strong> glides on easily to achieve a fl awless streak-free fi nish.<br />

It hydrates skin <strong>and</strong> is specifi cally designed to eliminate reactions,<br />

making it suitable for those with sensitive skin as well as expectant or<br />

breastfeeding mothers.<br />

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Jurlique Clarity H<strong>and</strong> Wash, $45, <strong>and</strong> Jurlique Clarity H<strong>and</strong> Lotion, $80<br />

The h<strong>and</strong> wash is enriched with natural, plant-based surfactants <strong>and</strong> botanical<br />

oils that form a rich lather <strong>and</strong> will not strip nor leave h<strong>and</strong>s dry or tacky. The h<strong>and</strong><br />

lotion is enriched with plants <strong>and</strong> herbs grown on Jurlique’s own biodynamic farm<br />

<strong>and</strong> natural emollients <strong>and</strong> shea butter help moisturise the skin. Both feature an<br />

aromatic blend of lavender, patchouli <strong>and</strong> orange blossom.<br />

Trim Tan Self-Tanning Lotion, $34.95<br />

If you’re into multi-tasking, you’ll want to get your mitts<br />

on this new product. It uses patented technology to<br />

tan, tone <strong>and</strong> smoothe your body at the same time,<br />

creating the appearance of firmer <strong>and</strong> more toned<br />

skin. Containing natural <strong>and</strong> organic ingredients,<br />

what’s not to love?<br />

Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette, $45<br />

Featuring three shades that can be used separately to<br />

colour, contour <strong>and</strong> highlight or mixed together for a<br />

natural-looking glow, this pretty powder blush delivers<br />

a pop of colour <strong>and</strong> contouring in one. Shown in<br />

Defining Nectars.<br />

L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing<br />

Water, $12.95. This hypoallergenic formula containing<br />

gentle cleansing agents dissolves impurities for perfect<br />

make-up removal with no rinsing or rubbing. It unclogs<br />

pores, removes impurities while toning <strong>and</strong> soothing skin.<br />

L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Gel-Cream Wash, $11.95.<br />

Clinically proven to remove all traces of makeup <strong>and</strong><br />

impurities, this rich gel-cream is infused with softening<br />

actives for clean, silky soft skin with no dryness.<br />

L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Refreshing Cleansing<br />

Wipes, $6.95. These h<strong>and</strong>y cleansing wipes remove even<br />

waterproof makeup in one step for clean, nourished skin.<br />

Hypo-allergenic, alcohol-free <strong>and</strong> dermatologically tested<br />

for optimum skin comfort.<br />

Mii Minerals Beautiful Basics Collection, $190<br />

A hit in the UK, this collection of mineral makeup has<br />

just launched in Australia. Products are infused with<br />

gemstones such as rose quartz <strong>and</strong> amethyst, as well<br />

as pure minerals to promote skin radiance. We love this<br />

starter minerals kit, which includes full-size foundation,<br />

blush, two eyeshadows, kabuki brush <strong>and</strong> eye brush!<br />

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Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette,<br />

$70. Let your light shine with this palette of fi ve<br />

cream highlighters <strong>and</strong> illuminators to create the<br />

coveted contoured look. The shades of gold, silver,<br />

bronze, pink ice <strong>and</strong> rose can be worn on their own<br />

or mixed together to create a bespoke hue.<br />

L’Oreal Paris False Lash<br />

Telescopic Mascara, $26.95.<br />

Featuring micro-stretching<br />

fi bres, this mascara builds the<br />

length <strong>and</strong> intensity of lashes<br />

by up to 1.2mm. It captures<br />

every lash, lengthening the<br />

lashes with each stroke.<br />

Editor’s<br />

FAVES<br />



Napoleon Perdis The One Concealer, $39.<br />

This clever medium-coverage correcting<br />

cream camoufl ages under-eye circles <strong>and</strong><br />

bags, blemishes, sunspots, broken capillaries<br />

<strong>and</strong> any redness, leaving a fi ne matte fi nish.<br />

Benefit CORALista, $51. This perfect shade<br />

of coral peach suits all skin tones <strong>and</strong> gives<br />

a radiant, natural-looking dose of colour <strong>and</strong><br />

vitality – one of the Bella offi ce all-time favourites!<br />

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized<br />

Recovery Complex II, $90. This silky serum is our Art<br />

Director’s favourite anti-ageing product. It features Chronolux<br />

Technology, which is a patented clock gene technology that<br />

helps support the natural synchronisation of the skin’s nighttime<br />

repair process. Cellular performance is optimised to help<br />

repair skin <strong>and</strong> slow down premature ageing.<br />

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Colorescience Mineral Brow Palette, $56.10. This<br />

concentrated mineral pigment can be used as an eyeshade<br />

or liner to shape <strong>and</strong> define brows. It contains three<br />

universal colours to create the perfect, long-lasting shade.<br />

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Coverderm Classic<br />

Foundation, $34.95. Do you<br />

have a tattoo, birthmark, burn<br />

or scar you want to conceal?<br />

The Coverderm Classic offers<br />

the ideal camouflage for any<br />

skin imperfection. It’s also long<br />

lasting, giving you peace of<br />

mind you can flaunt flawless<br />

skin all day long.<br />

Paula’s Choice<br />

Resist Vitamin C<br />

Spot Treatment, $70.<br />

This fragrance- <strong>and</strong><br />

colourant-free spot<br />

treatment contains<br />

25% Vitamin C to<br />

help reduce brown<br />

spots, fine lines <strong>and</strong><br />

wrinkles <strong>and</strong> stimulate<br />

healthy collagen<br />

production for<br />

smoother, firmer skin.<br />

Sisley Paris Sunleÿa Age Minimizing After Sun Care,<br />

$230. This must-have skin protector repairs <strong>and</strong> soothes<br />

skin stressed by sun exposure <strong>and</strong> helps prevent<br />

the external signs of skin ageing, instantly soothing,<br />

refreshing <strong>and</strong> hydrating the skin.<br />

Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Hydrating, $65. This is a<br />

staple in our editorial director’s arsenal against premature sun damege. It shields<br />

against UVA <strong>and</strong> UVB rays while supporting the skin’s lipid barrier function <strong>and</strong><br />

boosting hydration levels. Don’t leave home without it!<br />

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance, $59<br />

Our editor-in-chief's all-time fave primer, this vitamin-rich,<br />

water-based foundation primer sets the scene for a smooth skin<br />

surface for makeup. Think of it as an invisible layer that acts as a<br />

buffer to outside elements, holding makeup in place for longer.<br />

L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation, $29.95. Available in 11 true-to skin shades,<br />

this lightweight, medium-coverage liquid foundation matches the colour <strong>and</strong> texture of<br />

your skin <strong>and</strong> blends flawlessly. A staple in our beauty cabinet.<br />

Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment, $38. Our production<br />

coordinator is a huge fan of Paula’s Choice skincare. This daily-use leave-on<br />

liquid exfoliant contains 2% BHA, antioxidants <strong>and</strong> salicylic acid to exfoliate pores,<br />

stimulate collagen production <strong>and</strong> minimise breakouts <strong>and</strong> wrinkles.<br />

Dr. Spiller<br />

Biomimetic Q10<br />

Oxygen Complex,<br />

$229. This antiageing<br />

cream<br />

supplies constant<br />

oxygen to the skin to help<br />

relieve skin irritation. Antioxidant<br />

CoQ10 helps reduce the signs of<br />

photoageing <strong>and</strong> fine lines while<br />

hyaluronic acid improves moisture retention.<br />

Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Collagen Cream,<br />

$126. Loved by international makeup artists<br />

<strong>and</strong> celebrities, this cult cream is a worldwide<br />

bestseller for good reason – rich in collagen,<br />

avocado extract <strong>and</strong> beeswax, it has<br />

antioxidant <strong>and</strong> moisture-binding properties<br />

to help skin appear more plump, smooth <strong>and</strong><br />

radiant. Call 1300 301 007 for stockists.<br />

Skeyndor Global Lift Elixir, $179.<br />

This wrinkle-fighting elixir targets<br />

cellular ageing, improving the<br />

functionality of cells to address<br />

loss in fullness, contour <strong>and</strong><br />

other reflectors traditionally called<br />

‘markers of ageing’.<br />

Cowshed Cow Slip Soothing<br />

H<strong>and</strong> Cream, $30.95. This<br />

replenishing h<strong>and</strong> cream contains<br />

essential oils of peppermint <strong>and</strong><br />

sweet orange to promote soft <strong>and</strong><br />

smooth h<strong>and</strong>s. Free of parabens,<br />

petrochemicals <strong>and</strong> other nasties.<br />

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Directory<br />

Australasian Academy of<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> Dermal Science (AACDS)<br />

Phone +61 08 9328 6760<br />

www.aacds.edu.au<br />

Australasian College of<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> (ACCS)<br />

Phone 1800 804 781<br />

admin@accs.org.au<br />

www.accs.org.au<br />

Dr Buddy Beaini<br />

MD Cosmedical Solutions<br />

Phone 1300 885 808<br />

info@mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au<br />

www.mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au<br />

Bella Media<br />

Phone +61 2 9398 2755<br />

info@bellamedia.com.au<br />

www.bellamedia.com.au<br />

Dr Howard De Torres<br />

Phone (02) 9327 5599<br />

www.howarddetorres.com.au<br />

EFB Beauté<br />

contact@efbbeaute.com<br />

www.efbbeaute.com<br />

Dr John Flood<br />

Phone +61 2 9476 8066<br />

info@drjohnflood.com.au<br />

www.drjohnflood.com.au<br />

Dr John Flynn<br />

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic<br />

Phone 1300 881 388<br />

info@cosmedic.com.au<br />

www.cosmedic.com.au<br />

Galderma<br />

Phone 1800 800 765<br />

info.au@galderma.com<br />

www.galderma.com.au<br />

Val Glover-Hovan<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> Tattoo Australia<br />

Phone +61 2 9938 2111<br />

www.cosmetictattooaustralia.com<br />

Joseph Mourad<br />

Hair & <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Phone +61 2 9328 2277<br />

contact@josephmourad.com.au<br />

www.josephmourad.com.au<br />

Dr Russell Knudsen<br />

Knudsen Clinic of<br />

Hair Transplantation<br />

Phone 1800 685 399<br />

www.hair-surgeon.com<br />

Dr Daniel Lanzer<br />

Phone 1800 444 333<br />

www.drlanzer.com.au<br />

Dr Steven Liew<br />

Shape Clinic<br />

Phone +61 2 8356 2888<br />

nola@shapeclinic.com.au<br />

www.shapeclinic.com.au<br />

www.breastshape.com.au<br />

Like Your Look<br />

High Tech Laser Australia<br />

Phone 1300 309 233<br />

www.likeyourlook.com.au<br />

Mesoeclat Professional<br />

Treatment<br />

Advanced Cosmeceuticals<br />

Phone 1800 242 011<br />

www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au<br />

Dr William Mooney<br />

Phone 1300 DR WILL (1300 379 455)<br />

info@drwilliammooney.com.au<br />

www.rhinoplastysydney.com.au<br />

Nicole’s <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Phone +61 2 9327 7728<br />

Phone 0410 627 767<br />

www.nicolesbeautysalon.com.au<br />

Dr Oseka Onuma<br />

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation<br />

Institute of Adelaide<br />

Phone +61 8 8344 6085<br />

rooms@dronuma.com<br />

www.dronuma.com<br />

Regen PRP<br />

Australasian Medical & Scientific<br />

Phone 1800 201 760<br />

www.regenlab.com<br />

www.amsl.com.au<br />

Dr Michael Rich<br />

EnRich Dermatology<br />

<strong>and</strong> <strong>Cosmetic</strong> <strong>Surgery</strong> Centre<br />

Phone +613 9500 9500<br />

info@mrich.com.au<br />

www.mrich.com.au<br />

Salon Melbourne<br />

Reed Exhibitions<br />

Phone +61 2 9422 2500<br />

info@salonmelbourne.com.au<br />

www.salonmelbourne.com.au<br />

Shortcuts<br />

Phone 1300 66 73 74<br />

www.shortcuts.com.au<br />

Skin Renu Laser & Rejuvenation Clinic<br />

Phone +61 2 9555 9506<br />

info@skinrenu.com.au<br />

www.skinrenu.com.au<br />

Sydney Permanent Makeup Centre<br />

Rita Porreca<br />

Phone +61 2 9569 7799<br />

info@spmuc.com.au<br />

www.spmuc.com.au<br />

Synergie Minerals<br />

Terri Vinson<br />

Phone 1300 689 619<br />

info@synergieminerals.com<br />

www.synergieskin.com<br />

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli<br />

Phone 1300 368 107<br />

admin@drtavakoli.com.au<br />

www.drtavakoli.com.au<br />

Dr Longin Zurek<br />

<strong>Cosmetic</strong> Surgicentre of Sydney<br />

Phone 02 9553 6237<br />

zurek@ozemail.com.au<br />

www.drzurek.com.au<br />

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At the<br />

Heart of<br />

Aesthetics<br />

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Suite 109, 19A Boundary St, Darlinghurst NSW<br />

T 02 8356 2888 | info@shapeclinic.com.au<br />


Dr Kourosh Tavakoli<br />

cosmetic plastic surgeon<br />

Rhinoplasty<br />

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Specialist<br />



MBBS, BSc (MED), MS (UNSW),<br />


Dr Tavakoli is a renowned<br />

cosmetic plastic surgeon<br />

who is a Fellow of the Royal<br />

Australasian College of Surgeons<br />

<strong>and</strong> a Member of the Australian<br />

Society of Plastic Surgeons.<br />

He specialises in all aspects of<br />

facial cosmetic surgery, with a<br />

particular interest in cosmetic<br />

rhinoplasty <strong>and</strong> facelift.<br />

Follow Dr Tavakoli on<br />

Suite 1, 376 New South Head Road, Double Bay<br />

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