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ISSUE 69 • AUG-OCT 2015

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ISSUE 69 • AUG-OCT 2015

10

THE

COMMANDMENTS

OF BEAUTY

CITY

SKIN

DETOX

PREGNANT?

FIND OUT WHAT’S

SAFE TO USE ON

YOUR SKIN

WHAT

SPOT

IS THAT?

FAT

WHAT IS

IT AND

HOW DO I

LOSE IT?

22 The 10 commandments

of beauty

54 The body special

74 Pregnant? Find out

what you can and

can’t use

78 What spot is that?

86 City skin detox

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Honours in 1983 and Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) in

2000 at The University of Sydney. He also completed his Masters in

Prosthodontics in 2004 at the prestigious King’s College, University

of London with distinction. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian

College of Dental Surgeons.

B.D.S. (Hons.) Uni.Syd.

FRACDS

Grad. Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) Uni.Syd.

M.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics) King’s College Uni. London

Dr Nalbandian specialises in Dental Implants and Prosthodontics

for treating simple to complex dental, functional and aesthetic

problems.

He lectures on topics including Dental Implantology, Prosthodontics

and Implant Surgery.

He maintains a specialised practice in Sydney limited to Aesthetics,

Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian

B.D.S. (Hons.) Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) Uni.Syd. FRACDS

M.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics) King’s College Uni.London

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to the latest spring edition of Cosmetic Surgery

& Beauty Magazine. This is the time of year we all

start thinking about getting in shape and looking good

Wfor summer, so we’re focusing on body contouring and facial

rejuvenation to help you get started, with our special report on

body contouring procedures (page 54) and our guide to navigating

the maze of dermal fi llers for fi lling wrinkles and smoothing skin

(page 30).

Patient safety has been a hot topic in the news recently, so

it’s especially timely for us to report on patient safety when undergoing cosmetic surgery

(page 20). Expanding on the theme, we also cover what’s safe (and what’s not safe) to use

if you’re pregnant (page 74), as well a breast augmentation checklist (page 62) to help you

prepare for the procedure and recovery.

As always, a holistic approach is essential in gaining the most from any cosmetic

intervention. Our diet and exercise feature on page 64 could be the inspiration you need

to begin working towards that summer-ready body. Plus, although the warmer weather is

welcome, our feature What Spot is That? on page 78 off ers a healthy insight into the types

of sun spots and pigmentation you need to be aware of coming into the hotter months.

This edition is also beauty-fi lled to kick-start your spring rejuvenation regimen. Our

10 Commandments of Beauty on page 22 is a must-read for those coveting a clear

complexion, while the City Skin Detox on page 86 is exactly what your skin needs after the

cold winter months. We also showcase the must-have makeup and skincare products of

the season for a glowing, peaches ‘n’ cream complexion (page 94).

And don’t forget you can fi nd this issue online, along with more beauty news and

reviews at www.CosBeauty.com.au. Enjoy!

Michelle Kearney

Editor-in-Chief

michelle@bellamedia.com.au

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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

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

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

not necessarily received treatments described in this magazine.

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CATCH UP WITH what’s been happening IN THE INDUSTRY...

The science of sexiness

Why some people just have ‘it’

There’s no denying it, some people just have ‘it’. There is something

about them that is inarguably, yet inexplainably, attractive.

Research suggests there are biological and evolutionary

triggers that determine whether we are attracted to someone,

and why. Symmetry definitely has something to do with it, with

lopsidedness thought to reflect poor health and bad genes.

Some other interesting findings include:

• Blonde vs brunette. It’s an age-old debate that had even

Charles Darwin stumped – he couldn’t find any acceptable

reason men might prefer blondes. Since Darwin’s time,

however, there have been a few advancements in the

science behind hair preference.

Blonde hair is thought to be an indicator of youth and

sexual vitality, but a recent study, which attempted to

determine the most beautiful woman in the world, picked

a brunette, and a 2011 study in the Scandinavian Journal

of Psychology found brunettes are generally considered

more attractive.

• Waist to hip ratio. This measurement is calculated

subconsciously, with men preferring a waist-to-hip ratio

of 7:10 in women, and women preferring a ratio of 9:10

in men.

A BMI of 20.85 has been shown as the most attractive

weight for a woman, with Scarlett Johansson’s body voted

the most attractive female figure.

• It’s in the eyes. You may not know what a limbal ring is,

but you’ll certainly notice it when you see an attractive one.

This ring is where the iris meets the white of the eye and

a dark limbal ring is thought to single youth, health and

attractiveness.

• Smile (but only if you’re female). Research has found that

smiling women are deemed more attractive, whereas men

showing happy emotions are considered less attractive.

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LASER SAFETY

– do your homework

Lasers have become the darling of the cosmetic industry.

They are used in anti-ageing skin rejuvenation, hair removal,

tattoo removal, treating vascular disorders and reducing

pigmentation irregularities. With advances in technology,

laser are also smoother, faster and more reliable than

ever before.

But the popularity of laser treatments should not lull you

into a false sense of security. While laser treatments may

seem straightforward, there are many dangers associated While we await ARPANSA’s recommendations, the

with laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapies and onus is with you, the patient, to do your research before

these have come to light of late. In particular, the Australian undergoing laser treatment. Here are some questions you

Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) should be asking:

has proposed a national regulatory framework for using IPL • Where is the laser equipment from? Has it been

and lasers in cosmetic medical services.

purchased from a reputable supplier?

Before undertaking any laser or IPL treatment, always • Has the practitioner completed training? If so, when and

ensure you are in the hands of a skilled and experienced how advanced is the certifi cation?

practitioner, who has the requisite knowledge of how the • Is the clinic operating within the current ARPANSA

equipment they are using interacts with the diff erent tissues regulations in your state or territory?

and how to avoid potential risks such as burns and scars, • Is the device being used appropriately, to treat suitable

retinal damage or missed diagnosis of skin cancers.

and realistic indications?

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BATTLE OF THE

SEXES IN THE

‘PERFECT’ BODY

UK lingerie company Bluebella recently surveyed men

and women on the “perfect” male and female fi gures,

using an amalgamation of celebrity fi gures.

Women preferred a thinner female body compared

to men, partnering Jennifer Aniston’s breasts with

Gwyneth Paltrow’s stomach and Emma Watson’s hips.

Men preferred fuller curves, with Kelly Brook’s hips and

Kim Kardashian’s bust. Legs eleven was preferred by

both sexes, with females opting for Elle Macpherson’s

legs and men preferring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s

legs – with little diff erence between the two.

The male physique was also under scrutiny. Men

and women had similar preferences for the male body,

preferring muscular and toned pecs, bulging biceps

and killer abs.

The hair and face were the distinguishing factors in

both the male and female fi gures. Females dubbed Cara

Delevingne’s face and the Duchess of Cambridge’s

hair as the ideal, while males partnered Megan Fox’s

face with Scarlett Johansson’s hair. In composing the

ideal male profi le, women preferred Jamie Dornan’s

face and Harry Styles’ hair, while men idealised David

Beckham’s face with Brad Pitt’s hair.

RIHANNA

LAUNCHING

MAKEUP LINE

Singer, and all-round beauty and

fashion icon Rihanna has offi cially

confi rmed she is starting her own

beauty line. This comes after

launching her new fragrance, RiRi.

She secretly brought the

trademark Fenty Beauty last year

and recently told Refi nery29.com

that her own makeup line is slowly

taking shape behind the scenes.

Self-applying lashes and a lasting

lipstick-and-liner combined, are just

some of the ideas on the cards.

INTRODUCING

SKINROLLA

Cosmeceutical brand Medik8, distributed in Australia

by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, has launched Skinrolla,

an at-home skin needling device. To mark the launch,

Medik8 international trainer Alison Wait visited Australia

to present training seminars in Sydney, Melbourne

and Brisbane.

Wait recommended the Skinrolla to be used to

support topical treatments to increase effi cacy and

results. The device is a skin rejuvenation technique that

creates tiny pinprick wounds in the skin to enable better

penetration of active ingredients in topical formulations.

According to Wait, with cosmetic serums

undergoing rapid developments in their ingredient

formulation, the results from the combined treatment

– partnering SkinRolla with active topical ingredients –

are outstanding.

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TICKETS ON

SALE – 2015

MY FACE

MY BODY

AWARDS

The MyFaceMyBody Awards were launched in the UK in 2012 and

are coming to Australia this November. They are the only consumer

awards dedicated to the aesthetic industry, and celebrate product

innovation and popularity, as voted by consumers.

The awards culminate in a red carpet event attended by 300

leading industry professionals, brands, journalists and celebrities.

This year’s inaugural event is set to take place on Saturday, 28

November 2015 at the Hilton in Sydney. Tickets are now on sale,

head to www.globalaestheticawards.com for more information.

REJOICE: WE MAY HAVE

REACHED “PEAK BEARD”

Research conducted by the University of NSW fi nds that, when

people are confronted by a succession of bearded men, cleanshaven

men become more attractive to them. This also works in

reverse, with men sporting heavy stubble or beards considered

more attractive within a crowd of hairless counterparts.

‘There is a lot of faddishness with beards, they are on the

way back and it’s interesting to look at that interaction with

culture,’ researcher Robert Brooks told Guardian Australia. ‘It

appears that beards gain an advantage when rare, but when

they are in fashion and common, they are declared trendy and

that attractiveness is over.’

‘The bigger the trend gets, the weaker the preference for

beards and the tide will go out again,’ he said. ‘We may well

be at peak beard. Obviously, you will see more beards in Surry

Hills than in Bondi, but I think we are near saturation point. This

thing can’t get much bigger.’

BEAUTY IS MORE

COMPLEX THAN

MATHEMATICAL

AVERAGES

The whole is greater than the sum of its

parts. It seems Aristotle’s timeless quotation

applies to beauty and attractiveness. New

research has found the more faces that are

layered together, using a new interactive

tool called the “Averager”, created by

researchers from the University of Glasgow

Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology,

the more attractive the subject becomes.

This discovery is contrary to the long-held

belief that beauty is about being “average” –

or that people with “mathematically average”

features appear more attractive because

they advertise a more diverse set of genes

and therefore better reproductive health.

‘Well-researched facial cues that are

known to be associated with attractiveness

in humans include symmetry, averageness

and perceived personality,’ the Face

Research leaders from Glasgow University

explain. ‘[But] averageness cannot fully

explain attractiveness.’

‘Faces come in a remarkable range of

shapes and sizes, and are covered with an

incredible number of muscles, adding to

facial complexity.’

This more complex notion of

attractiveness was also demonstrated in a

recent art project that showed photographs

of real people next to their digitally

symmetrical selves. The fi ndings found that

the real photos, complete with perceived

fl aws and unevenness, were often more

compelling than the symmetrical versions.

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Hilton, Sydney

The prestigious MyFaceMyBody Awards has been running for

the past three years in the UK and has become so successful

that is it now being brought to Australasia.

The MyFaceMyBody Awards inaugural event will be launched

on 28 November 2015 at the Hilton Sydney and is the only

consumer awards dedicated to the cosmetic and aesthetic

industry to recognise and reward brands for their product

innovation and popularity.

Clinics will also be rewarded for exceptional experiences

and outstanding service to their consumers.

The awards will welcome leading industry professionals,

consumer brands, journalists and celebrities and we look

forward to celebrating these industry awards with you.

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FOR THE INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST

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Play

it safe

surgery is never something to be taken lightly.

ensure you’re in control by learning the ins

and outs of your procedure.

Whether you’re seeking cosmetic surgery or a

minimally invasive treatment, having a clear view

of what the procedure entails will help you alleviate

concerns, minimise the risk of potential complications and

achieve optimal results.

Credentials

One of the most important decisions when deciding to

have a cosmetic procedure is your choice of doctor. Both

surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures should only

be performed by an appropriately trained doctor.

The combination of training, experience and judgment

the practitioner brings to your case strongly affects

the outcome of your procedure. You should also feel

comfortable enough with your doctor to express your

concerns and desired results.

Find out what training the doctor has and whether it is

in the field of surgery you are considering. Certification by

the appropriate medical board or body tells you that your

doctor has met additional requirements for continuing

education and experience in cosmetic surgery.

Research

A reputable surgeon will encourage you to arrive at your

consultation armed with a barrage of questions. Learn as

much as possible about the procedure you are seeking.

The internet offers a wealth of knowledge to help you

understand some of the pertinent details about your chosen

procedure, such as precautions, possible complications

and post-operative care, as well as the procedure itself.

Websites dedicated to beauty and cosmetic procedures,

such as www.cosbeauty.com.au are a good place to start.

what to expect

after surgery

• After any surgery your body responds by creating

fluid around the operative region. The fluid can be

seen as edema (swelling of the skin). If a

seroma (a fluid collection under the skin) occurs,

drains may be placed to remove the fluid.

• All incisions made during surgery need to heal and

occasionally delayed healing can occur. Smoking

and vascular conditions are known to slow down

wound healing.

• Variable amounts of bruising are expected with a

surgical procedure, but this can be minimised with

lymphatic drainage massage, avoidance of aspirin

and taking the herbal remedy Arnica. Ice packs

and elevation will also assist post-operatively.

• It is normal to have some numbness near scars as

skin incisions can divide small sensory nerves.

Sensation typically returns within months.

Once you’ve conducted plenty of background research,

put together a list of the specifics you’re interested in

discussing with your doctor. Areas to query may include

post-operative care, complications and precautions.

It’s also a good idea to ask your doctor to show you

photo examples of their work or the number of surgeries

they’ve performed. Ask which hospitals the doctor admits

patients to in emergencies.

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You should never choose a doctor solely on the basis

of lower cost. This may indicate corners have been cut

somewhere or qualifications are lacking.

Facilities

Cosmetic procedures are most safely performed in facilities

accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care

Standards (ACHS). These will be fully equipped with lifesaving

and monitoring devices and staffed by professionals.

Be wary of undergoing cosmetic procedures outside a

medical setting, such as in a private home or at a ‘party’.

Many minor procedures are performed in day surgeries.

Don’t be hesitant to confirm what protocols your practitioner

has in place in terms of sterilisation and equipment.

Risks

Being prepared for surgery mentally and physically will

result in less anxiety and minimised risks. All surgery has

associated complications, though less invasive procedures

generally have smaller risks and major procedures have

larger risks. It’s logical that if an incision is made there will

usually be a scar, or if skin is cut there is a possibility of

bleeding or infection. Many steps are taken to reduce risks,

but even if everything is performed perfectly a small chance

still remains that something may occur.

Put the time aside for a thorough evaluation and collect

detailed information about the risks and benefits in order to

give full informed consent. Ensure you fully disclose your

medical history and any medications or supplements you

may be taking to your doctor.

There is a small percentage of the population that is

allergic to chemicals used in anaesthetic. If applicable, find

out who will be administering your anaesthetic and discuss

these risks with them.

Pre-operative

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to undergo lab testing

or a medical evaluation to establish your health and fitness

levels. Your doctor will advise of any adjustments in the

medications you may be taking and ask you to avoid taking

aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as

they can increase bleeding.

If you’re a smoker, quit at least four weeks prior to surgery.

Besides the obvious general health risks and acceleration

of the ageing process, smoking greatly increases the rate of

complications during and after surgery.

It’s imperative that you follow your doctor’s instructions

to help minimise any potential risks or complications.

day of surgery

Medications will be administered for your comfort

during a surgical procedure. Depending on the surgery

and your comfort level, this may be local anaesthesia,

intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.

Monitors will be used to check your heart, blood

pressure, pulse and the amount of oxygen circulating

in your blood.

Following surgery you will be taken to a recovery

area for monitoring, after which you will be able to

go home if you underwent an outpatient procedure

providing all is well. If you have undergone a general

anaesthetic, a caregiver should assist you for the first

24 hours or you may require an overnight stay.

Your doctor should be available for necessary

follow-up care; the relationship should not end with

you being taken out of the operating theatre.

Recovery

The rate of recovery depends both on the procedure

performed and your individual response. The first

few days after surgery should include rest, and you

should expect bruising and swelling, which typically

disappears within seven to 10 days, depending on

the procedure. Keep the operated region elevated

and treated with cool compresses if specified by

your surgeon.

The first few days are usually when the most

discomfort is experienced and you can expect to use

oral pain medication as directed. This should ease by

the fourth to seventh day.

Depending on your surgery, the incisions will be

closed with either absorbable sutures that disappear

on their own or sutures or staples that need to be

removed. You will be instructed on how to keep these

clean and of your care regime during healing.

After immediate healing is complete, using certain

creams to speed scar maturation and applying sunblock

to help avoid scar pigmentation is recommended.

Follow your doctor’s directions at all times. It is best

to avoid any strenuous activity for the first few weeks

after surgery, although resuming gentle day to day

activities as soon as possible is often recommended.

This minimal activity is enough to significantly reduce

the risk of blood clot formation.

The best ways to maintain your surgical results are

to protect the elastic properties of your skin by avoiding

smoking, using sun protection and maintaining a

stable weight. csbm

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the

10

commandments

of

beauty

We love our products just as much (if not more) than the next girl.

But we’ve put together 10 ways to be more beautiful that you won’t

find at the beauty counter!

1. Exercise

We all yearn for skin with a luminescent complexion, and no

skincare product we’ve tried compares with that produced

by a little slice of hard work it takes to gain an exerciseinduced

glow.

The only workout you need for your skin to glow is

cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, aerobics, cycling

and swimming. This gets the heart and lungs pumping

oxygen-rich blood vigorously, which is transported

throughout your body supplying oxygen. This is what

makes your skin look flushed at the time of exercise and

leaves a residual radiance.

Exercise is also a great anti-ageing method, preventing

bad free radical cells from forming, keeping your muscles

lean, your skin firm and sweating out those terrible toxins.

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2.

Diet

Essentially, what you put into your body is mirrored on the outside. Foods that are

good for your health are good for your skin, allowing your body to function better

and prevent a build-up of toxins. A good diet is like using good fuel for your car,

so make sure you pay it the TLC it needs.

Opt for a diet rich in nutrients and vitamins with lots of colourful fresh fruits and

vegetables. A strict halo diet needn’t prevent you from indulging – many studies

have shown that a glass of red wine a day may help you control heart disease

and fight off infections, and dark chocolate is an excellent antioxidant that

combats free radicals.

Think about replacing your morning cuppa with Rooibos, a caffeine-free

tea packed with antioxidants and immune support compounds. It also the

tick of approval by many leading nutritional experts for its internal and external

health benefits.

Get plenty of protein – the natural building block for healthy collagen. Kind of like

a yoga class for your skin, collagen keeps your skin firm and toned. Remember, if

any food you eat feels heavy it’s most likely not good for your skin, which means

steer clear of fried, oily, sweet or processed foods.

3. Water

It’s no new concept, but drink water for

a better complexion. The more you

drink, the better your skin will be.

Drinking water is like exercise in that

it helps to increase blood flow, which

means better circulation. Drinking water

also helps to flush toxins out of the

body, which we know are detrimental

for skin health and appearance.

Get in tune with your body – if your

lips are cracked or your nose is dry and

flaky, you may simply be thirsty. And no,

don’t grab soft drink or fruit juice – enjoy

a big glass of water instead!

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5. Sex

Get laid to get the look, and we don’t mean sleep! A sack

session increases blood circulation; increasing your heart

rate means blood pumps harder throughout your body and

expels toxins.

It’s not just your blood rushing but your body’s chemicals

too. The hormone oxytocin, known as the ‘love hormone’,

is released during sex. It is said to increase endorphins

and alleviate pain, plus it puts a big smile on our faces and

makes us feel loved up. Lastly, a good roll in the hay also

helps you sleep better, thanks to oxytocin, and gives you a

post-coital glow!

4.

Positive

attitude

If you want to be beautiful, and I mean truly beautiful, you

have to feel good. A lot of people always have others

flocking to them not as a result of the way they look but

because they are so vivacious and charming. Diet and

beauty treatments can make a difference, but before that

comes attitude. Our outer image is a reflection of our inner

mindset and a positive attitude will help us exude an air of

confidence and radiance that will enhance our appearance.

In short, feeling beautiful makes us look beautiful!

6. Sleep

Beauty sleep, as we smart girls know, is not just an urban

legend. Sleep and beauty really are interrelated. Everything

regenerates when you sleep: your mind reboots, your cells

replenish and your skin renews. It’s like a housekeeper

comes in and tidies up, ironing out wrinkles and removing

toxins from the day.

Eight hours of sleep is an outdated notion for many,

but make sure you are getting the quantity of rejuvenating

sleep your body requires to function at optimal levels. Most

healthy adults need between seven to nine hours of sleep

per night to function at their best.

Research constantly shows that some serious shuteye

is essential for your health and wellbeing, with lack of sleep

associated with everything from weight gain to cancer.

A 2013 study also found that there’s a link between

inadequate sleep and signs of ageing. In this study, the

research subjects with poor sleep showed twice the amount

of intrinsic signs of ageing such as fine lines, reduced

elasticity and uneven pigmentation, as well as recovering

slower from sunburn.

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7.

Thyroid health

& function

The thyroid is the grand master gland of metabolism.

When it is not functioning properly it can affect your weight,

mental outlook, body temperature and energy levels. The

thickness and quality of your skin is also dependent on

thyroid function, as is whether you have a thick vibrant mane

of hair – as problems can lead to loss of hair and waning

colour. When your thyroid is not functioning up to par, your

body will attempt to conserve energy by redirecting it from

non-essential areas, and directing efforts at repair and

regeneration to those functions considered more essential.

This is why the beauty of your hair and skin are among the

first to go when your thyroid starts to give out, along with

absorption and utilisation of nutrients.

8.

Stress

Keep calm and take measures to decrease stress. It is the

modern-day plague, a silent killer, and when you allow stress

into your lifestyle you open the door to damaging free radicals,

poor health and a worn-out appearance. Moderate exercise,

massages, yoga postures, meditation techniques and

breathing exercises can be helpful in combating the negative

effects of stress. Aromatherapy, music therapy, laughter

and the company of friends with a youthful, positive attitude

towards life can help balance your mind and emotions. Plan

well to reduce time-related anxiety and crises, perhaps by

keeping a diary.

9.

Socialising

Keeping your friends close and your enemies far from your mind will keep you looking tip-top.

Make plenty of time for your friends because research shows there are many health benefits

gained by socialising and laughing with friends. Laughter is an endorphin trigger that reduces

certain stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. A healthy body, along with a

positive mental outlook, is very sexy indeed.

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How your

brain

can make you

sexier

10.

Supplements

While the best way to get vitamins and minerals is by eating

well, this is not always possible. Vitamins, minerals and

herbs are catalysts for good health and can be taken in

the form of supplements when your diet is lacking. Once

they’re absorbed into your body, they go to work setting

off a chain reaction in other parts of your body to produce

the necessary elements we need to function. It’s as if you’re

treating your internal systems to a good workout.

Much like a good trainer, they make sure your body gets

what it needs to look your very best and ensure everything’s

working properly on a molecular level. Don’t neglect your

essential fatty acids to provide tender loving care for your

skin as well as your arteries and heart. csbm

Adjunct Professor Paul Taylor, founder of Acumotum

Body-Brain Fitness and Vitality Centre in Melbourne,

says your brain is a powerful tool – it can even make

you look better naked.

Staying in shape is just as much about focusing on

the brain as it is about exercising and eating well. The

brain controls everything the body does, but is reliant

on the health of the body. The brain plays several roles

when it comes to staying in shape:

Motivation This is completely controlled by the

brain and is dependent on the chemical dopamine. The

biggest mistake people make when trying to get into

shape is that they rely on motivation, which waxes and

wanes. The real key is to create a new habit, rather than

relying on motivation. The key to this, as far as the brain

is concerned, is to develop rituals. When we repeat

something enough, it becomes a habit. The reason it

does so is that the neural wiring for this activity moves

to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, which is

where our habits are stored.

Hence, one of the keys to long-term change is to

develop rituals that are sacrosanct. This means you do

them repeatedly, on a regular basis. Recent research

has shown that if we repeat something at the same time

every day then it is much easier to form a habit. Simply

put, the brain loves routine.

Willpower There has been a lot of recent research

on the subject of willpower, and all say this it is utterly

reliant on glucose. Using MRI scanning, researchers

have shown that when your blood glucose level is low,

your ability to control your impulses is greatly diminished.

This is one of the primary reasons why dieting fails.

Carbohydrates are the nutrient that is mostly restricted

these days and, paradoxically, this contributes to low

blood glucose levels, which reduces people’s ability to

stay on track.

Bottom line If you want to have a sexier figure,

enlist the help of your brain, develop rituals you can

stick to and eat a diet that has moderate amounts of

unprocessed carbohydrates.

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wellness

The

15

minute

snore

solution

Say goodbye to snoring and sleep

easy with Sleep Eze, a new laser

treatment for snoring and sleep

apnoea. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “sleeping is no mean

art. For its sake one must stay awake all day.”

If you snore – or, more annoyingly, your partner

does – take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone in these

nocturnal harmonics. As many as 50 percent of people are

affected by snoring.

But this is small comfort indeed when stacked up against

disturbed sleep, poor sleep quality and continual daytime

fatigue – not to mention relationship frustration if you and

your partner are constantly denied a good night’s sleep!

A new treatment is offering snoring sufferers

renewed hope in the battle against sleep deprivation

Why do we snore?

Snoring occurs when the soft tissues in the back of your

throat relax and vibrate during sleep or, in the case of

obstructive sleep apnoea, when the airway is blocked and

pauses breathing. ‘Snoring occurs when these structures

strike each other and vibrate during breathing,’ explains Dr

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wellness

Can sleep deprivation

make us fat?

A lack of sleep can affect metabolism, reducing the rate at which we burn

kilojoules. Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to increased rates of

obesity and diabetes, according to research at the UK’s University of Warwick,

which found that adults who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are

twice as likely to become obese.

Sleep provides an opportunity for the body to repair and rejuvenate itself.

Many of the major restorative functions in the body, such as muscle growth,

tissue repair, protein synthesis and growth hormone release, occur mostly

(and in some cases only) during sleep.

Buddy Paul Beaini, cosmetic physician and director of MD

Cosmedical Solutions.

With sleep apnoea, you actually stop breathing for

periods of time, even up to a couple of minutes, as many as

hundreds of times a night. This happens when the muscles

of the throat collapse during sleep and block the windpipe.

Anatomically, you are more likely to have a snoring

problem if you have a longer or floppier soft palate. In this

case the soft palate will vibrate more, creating the snoring

sound. Other contributing factors include being overweight

because of increased weight around the neck and jaw,

alcohol intake because it relaxes the muscle, medications

such as sleeping tablets and muscle relaxants for the same

reason, and smoking because it weakens the lungs and

makes them more irritant.

Both sleep apnoea and snoring can leave you sleep

deprived because you don’t receive the right quality of

sleep. This can affect your performance during the day,

making you tired, drowsy and possibly more prone to

accidents and work mistakes.

Additionally, snoring and sleep apnoea are associated

with long-term health problems, including heart attacks,

strokes and hypertension.

When enough’s enough

A new treatment is offering sufferers renewed hope in the

battle against sleep deprivation. Sleep Eze is a painless,

fast and long-lasting laser treatment that targets the cause

of snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr Beaini offers Sleep Eze at MD Cosmedical Solutions

and is impressed with the results achieved. ‘Sleep Eze uses

laser technology to target the roof of the mouth and back

of throat, heating the soft tissue and stimulating collagen

production. This, in turn, tightens soft tissue so it’s not so

loose and prone to vibration,’ he says.

Three short treatments are typically needed over six

weeks, with more than 90 percent of snorers and 70 percent

of sleep apnoea sufferers experiencing improvement.

‘There’s no pain involved – it feels like drinking a warm

cup of tea,’ says Dr Beaini. ‘Plus there’s no downtime; you

can go straight back to work afterwards.’

After the third treatment, the soft tissue gradually tightens

and the outcome is long lasting. ‘Within three months after

the first treatment, you should notice a defined change and

improvement to your snoring and sleep apnoea,’ he says.

As tissue does soften with age, he recommends patients

return every 12 to 18 months for single touch-up treatments.

What makes Sleep Eze different?

Some of the devices on the market aimed at reducing

snoring can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and are

temporary solutions. ‘Sleep Eze is the only real permanent

treatment and offers an invaluable long-term investment in

sleep quality,’ says Dr Beaini. ‘If you don’t treat it, snoring

can get worse and develop into sleep apnoea. For people

with sleep apnoea, any reduction in severity can make a

significant difference.’ csbm

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navigating

the maze of

Dermal

fillers

When it comes to restoring

youthful volume without surgery,

dermal fillers have the stage. but

You need to know your options.

Caitlin Bishop reports.

The quest to recapture plump cheeks, smooth

foreheads and more prominent pouts leads many of

us down the cosmetic medicine path. And injectables

– anti-wrinkle muscle relaxants and fillers – are usually the

first port of call these days.

There is an ever-expanding and increasingly

sophisticated variety of fillers available today . Used on their

own or in combination, fillers are injected under the skin to

treat a wide range of facial ageing concerns, including filling

deep folds and lines, plumping up facial hollows, plumping

the lips and improving under-eye circles.

‘In the past 10 years, we have seen significant

improvements in the technology and design of soft tissue

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fillers,’ says Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew. ‘There

are now different grades of fillers designed specifically for

use in different parts of the face and different anatomical

levels of facial structure.’

Fillers are used to plump out lines and smooth skin, restore

volume to areas where tissue commonly degenerates with

age, fill in pockmarks and acne scars, contour or reshape

facial features and add volume to the lips. They are also a

popular adjunct to treatment with botulinum toxin injections

(anti-wrinkle injections) to create a universal result.

‘There is no area where we can’t use dermal fillers,’ Dr

Liew says. ‘There is a lot of science behind soft tissue fillers

that make them customisable to each patient’s individual

requirements and to different areas of injection.’

As with most cosmetic procedures, a holistic approach

using fillers will reap the best result. ‘As we age, the whole

face ages – there are priority areas but, essentially, the

entire face is subject to ageing,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘Gone

are the days where patients come in and ask to have their

nasolabial folds filled, and that’s enough. We now know that

treating the nasolabial folds will not change the patient’s

overall appearance. We want to address and harmonise the

face as a whole so the patient will look the best for their

age at every stage of their life. Through communication,

understanding and education, there should be trust and

agreement between the patient and the practitioner.’

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What you

need to know

about fillers

Fillers are gel-like in consistency, and the type of filler

(composition and viscosity), the area of injection and the

depth of injection all influence the final result, and how

long they last. Fillers can be made with biodegradable

substances, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid (HA), or

non-biodegradable substances like silicone.

‘I prefer to use HA-based fillers because hyaluronic acid

is versatile, long-lasting and effective,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘It

also comes in a variety of grades to cater for the different

requirements of every patient.’

‘The other benefit of using HA fillers is that, in the rare

occasion where there is a minor adverse reaction such

as swelling or lumpiness following injection, the HA can

be easily dissolved with a chemical called hyaluronidase.

This works almost immediately and acts as a lifeboat, or a

safeguard, in case the outcome is not as good as we like,’

Dr Liew adds.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in

the body. It is associated with attracting and maintaining

hydration in the skin. For this reason, the benefits of dermal

fillers are double-fold – adding volume and attracting

hydration at the same time.

The HA result

The longevity of results with HA dermal fillers can last

anywhere between 6-18 months and beyond, depending

on the amount of filler injected, the depth of injection and the

level of movement at the injection site. The duration of the

result is also affected by the extent of cross-linking between

the hyaluronic acid chains, as well as the concentration

and size of the HA particles themselves.

Increased cross-linking and higher HA concentrations

boost the viscosity and elasticity of the dermal filler. This

extends the longevity of the result. Larger HA particles,

alongside higher concentrations, tend to absorb more

water and result in more tissue swelling following injection,

also increasing the duration of effect.

Filling

fine lines

and

wrinkles

When injected superficially, dermal fillers

can help smooth out fine lines and fill

superficial wrinkles. Commonly, the HA

chains are smaller and softer in superficial

filler products, reducing the risk of lumpiness

post procedure.

‘These fillers are used for areas that are

more delicate, such as the corners of the

mouth, the lip line and the crow’s feet,’ Dr

Liew explains. ‘These fillers need to be

very soft so the product can be placed

superficially in the skin to smooth the area

without the risk of seeing or feeling the

product after injection.’

A small amount of filler is usually required,

as the objective is to fill a line or wrinkle, not

necessarily add volume to the area.

The small particle size, and low quantity

of HA injected, means results typically

last around six to 12 months. The level

of movement in the area – for example

frowning, talking and squinting – also affects

the duration of the result. ‘The lip area tends

to have a slightly lower longevity of result due

to the degree of movement in the region,’

Dr Liew explains.

Adding volume

Medium volume HA fillers use medium-sized HA

particles, which combine with the body’s own HA to

enhance the volume of targeted tissue.

These fillers are injected more deeply than

superficial products, and are used to treat deeper

skin folds and enhance volume in certain areas.

‘In areas such as below the cheek, we prefer to

inject soft fillers a little deeper, so they’re encased in

the fat region,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘This provides some

soft-tissue padding in the area.’

Medium volume HA fillers typically have a greater

number of cross-links between the HA particles,

compared to superficial fillers. This increases

cohesiveness of the product and longevity.

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Building

and

contouring

Deep volume fillers can restore facial

contours, or add volume where it

is really needed. These fillers have

a distinct volume-enhancing effect,

and are used to treat folds and facial

depressions, as well as filling deep

contours and hollows.

‘There are certain fillers specifically

designed for volumisation and to

increase facial contour and projection,’

Dr Liew explains. ‘These fillers are

firmer and are essentially placed on the

surface of the bone. They are used on

the nose, cheek and chin.’

Commonly, these fillers act more

like facial implants and, once injected,

integrate fully with the facial tissue.

Because of their high viscosity, deep

dermal fillers do not migrate from the

injection site and results can last from

12 to 18 months.

HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS ARE

VERSATILE, LONG-LASTING,

CUSTOMISABILE AND EFFECTIVE

Reducing under-eye circles

‘As some patients age, rather than having drooping skin, they become gaunt and hollow, particularly

around the eye area. This is where I find fillers to be very useful,’ Dr Liew says. ‘Each injection can last

up to three to four years, as the product is usually placed quite deeply to reduce the risk of visibility

and palpability post-procedure.’

In 2015, a dedicated dermal filler solution for reducing under eye circles and hollows was

introduced to the Australian aesthetic market. It uses a unique HA formulation, designed to add

hydration, elasticity and firmness to the skin.

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face

how to

avoid

looking

‘done’

You don’t have to go extreme to

enhance your natural beauty. Less

is more when it comes to the subtle

art of cosmetic intervention.

AimÉe Surtenich reports.

According to Dr John Flynn, more and more patients

at his Cosmedic & Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast are

asking how to achieve the best cosmetic outcomes

with the least amount of surgery. ‘With advances in both

technology and techniques, it seems the current thinking in

cosmetic surgery is less is more,’ he says.

While facelift surgery is still the best option for lifting

sagging skin and reversing gravity, patients are now showing

a clear preference for having smaller procedures earlier to

postpone the need for more radical surgery. ‘There is a lot

that can be done before we need to go as far as a facelift,’

he says.

According to Dr Flynn, a series of less dramatic

procedures at regular intervals is what most of his patients

want. ‘Not only is it less obvious that someone has had

something done, but the results are more natural looking.

This concept of maintenance rather than radical rescue is

really the leading edge of cosmetic practice,’ he says.

By taking cosmetic surgery gradually – over a period

of months or even years – a patient is more likely to be

satisfied with the outcomes. ‘For instance, a patient may

have a combination of eyelid surgery and a peel. Some time

later, when she is accustomed to her rejuvenated look, she

might decide to have something further and perhaps laser

skin resurfacing may be in order. Then, of course, there are

the fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments.’

Non-surgical options can be combined with less major

facelifts (such as the mini-lift or s-lift), neck lifts, brow lifts,

eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing, cheek implants, facial fat

transfers and facial liposculpture, all of which are becoming

less invasive with quicker recovery times.

When a facelift is the best remedy for sagging and wrinkly

skin, this will commonly be performed in conjunction with

non-surgical procedures for the most natural-looking results.

‘The modern facelift is very different from previous times,’

says Dr Flynn. ‘It relies far less on extensive surgery and

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Skin

For skin texture and complexion, peels and laser

treatments target brown pigment problems and

vascular issues such as red broken capillaries and

blemishes. Stronger lasers for skin rejuvenation can

also help tremendously.

Facial balance

The full range of dermal fillers can be used to correct

lines and wrinkles: soft fillers for fine lines and firmer

fillers for facial contouring. Longer lasting fillers should

be considered as an option.

more on judicious alterations combining laser resurfacing,

dermal fillers and other minimally invasive techniques so

that what is essentially known as a “facelift” is no longer a

purely surgical experience.’

But one of the most influential aspects of rejuvenating

the face is the quality and texture of the skin. ‘The skin is

the fabric that covers the entire face, so when looking to

perform a combination of procedures on the face we have

to look at how to correct the quality of the fabric as well,’

explains Dr Flynn. ‘This is where laser resurfacing can be

extremely effective. Even if a patient doesn’t necessarily

require a lift or tightening, most people who live in Australia’s

harsh climate could benefit from laser rejuvenation to renew

skin texture and tone.’

Finding the best combination for each patient requires a

thorough assessment of their individual issues. ‘We are all

unique and a good doctor’s skill lies in retaining the elements

that make us who we are,’ Dr Flynn says. csbm

Sagging skin

This is where lifting techniques are best employed. In

good hands a facelift is the best procedure to lift sagging

skin. But there are alternatives.

Thread lifts

Threads require no surgery or scars. Well placed and

anchored threads provide a great alternative to a facelift.

Dr Flynn has pioneered the use of thread lifts in Australia

and internationally and also teaches surgeons how to

use the threads.

‘Regardless of the procedure, don’t forget that proper

skincare and sun protection are essential for looking

your best and creating that ‘glow’ factor.

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increasing

Collagen

the natural

beauty

booster

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skin

Radiant skin is the foundation of beauty and the philosophy

behind every treatment at Skin Renu. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

Collagen is one of the strongest natural proteins and plays a starring

role in radiant, resilient skin. It’s key to a supple and plump wrinklefree

complexion and is arguably nature’s best beauty booster. But

as we age our natural production of collagen begins to slow. That dewy

and plump look associated with youth gradually becomes replaced with

sagging skin, and fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’re looking to take action against your dwindling supply of collagen,

the skin experts at Skin Renu in Balmain, Sydney are the people to see.

Their philosophy is based on improving a person’s appearance, not to

change their overall look, using non-surgical combination therapies which

offer little or no downtime to turn back the clock.

‘Part of this is to stimulate the body to produce more collagen so the

structure of your skin is healthier and plumper with a natural radiance,’

says Sylvia Down from Skin Renu. ‘If you’re serious about anti-ageing,

increasing collagen production is the name of the game.’

There are numerous devices in cosmetic medicine that help boost

dwindling collagen supplies. These include Infini and Thermage for

skin tightening and remodelling, Fraxel for skin resurfacing, and Laser

Genesis for pigmentation and improved skin texture. ‘All of these

procedures tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen production,

meaning lax skin is tightened, deep lines and wrinkles are softened and a

luminous texture is achieved,’ says Down. ‘When your skin is radiant, you

radiate confidence.’

Injectables are another fundamental of anti-ageing treatments. Volume

loss and wrinkles are some of the major and inevitable changes that

occur to our faces over time. Dermal fillers and muscle relaxants are

excellent for reversing the signs of ageing, restoring facial volume, supporting

the skin and relaxing away wrinkles and fine lines, to offer a refreshed

and younger looking appearance. They also give further support to the

skin, enhancing results from other procedures such as laser resurfacing

and skin tightening treatments.

A series of injectable wrinkle treatments to soften lines and prevent new

ones forming can be performed in the one visit.

Each age bracket (and, indeed, each patient) comes with its own

set of skin concerns. All Skin Renu doctors, nurses and skin therapists

are experienced in using effective, consistently proven technologies and

products to treat a wide range of skin concerns. They guide their patients

on which treatments are ideal for them and their particular concerns.

‘A personalised programme of skin rejuvenation that deals with issues

such as skin laxity, fine lines, pigmentation and vascular imperfections

can achieve significant results,’ says Down. ‘Whatever the reason a

client presents to us, we devise a workable programme within their time

constraints and budget to help them achieve their best skin ever.’

To achieve a refreshed, natural-looking result, subtlety is the key. Nonsurgical

anti-ageing combination therapies which offer little or no downtime

can effectively help delay the signs of ageing, turn back the clock and boost

natural beauty. csbm

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teeth

Designer

smiles

your cosmetic

dentistry

destination

Designer smiles, home to sydney

aesthetic and reconstructive dentist

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian, has a new

address and a revamped look.

Caitlin Bishop reports.

According to Sydney aesthetic reconstructive dentist Dr Sarkis

Nalbandian, a dental practice should be an environment that

breeds creativity and encourages the highest standards of

performance in the surgeon, while also being comfortable and relaxing

for the patient. ‘It needs to be a place where the patient can make the

best decisions for themselves and the future of their tooth and gum

health,’ he explains.

Dr Nalbandian has created exactly this environment in his new,

state-of-the-art clinic in Cremorne, Sydney. ‘The new clinic has

been designed and built for the convenience of all our patients,’ he

says. ‘Considerable time, planning and effort in a top-of-class facility

means we can deliver the best treatments in a relaxing setting using

the latest diagnostic technology, personalised treatment rooms and

an in-house dental laboratory.’

‘The clinic caters to new and existing Designer Smile patients, and

incorporates specially built accommodation for our overseas clients.’

Dr Nalbandian has extensive experience in dental practice. He

performs both implant and reconstructive, as well as cosmetic

procedures regularly, but believes the most important goal of dentistry

should be to preserve the patient’s existing anatomy.

‘The longevity of real teeth immensely bypass the longevity of

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dental implants,’ Dr Nalbandian explains. ‘Although I will place implants after

careful assessment of all options, the preservation of biology is of upmost

importance in my practice. In suitable cases, I will opt for procedures that require

minimal intervention to patients’ existing dental anatomy. This helps maintain the

teeth and longevity of the smile.’

An extensive consultation process is key in developing the most suitable

treatment plan for each individual patient. Whether the procedure is aesthetic

or reconstructive, Dr Nalbandian explores several potential solutions to suit the

patient’s individual concerns and preferences.

‘It is important that the patient is well informed and educated when deciding

to undergo any form of treatment,’ he explains. ‘Some patients come to me

believing invasive intervention is the only possibility, however I help them

understand that there may be an alternative approach, involving less downtime

and minimal disruption to their existing biology.’

As well as offering reconstructive and implant surgeries in his practice, Dr

Nalbandian also offers a service he calles the One-Visit Dental Facelift. This

specifically focuses on the speech area and aesthetic zone of the mouth. It calls

upon either ultra-thin porcelain veneers or composite veneers, which require

no injections, no drilling and no downtime. Both these procedures have been

developed and optimised at Designer Smiles, and are a solution for minimal

intervention in smile rejuvenation, suitable for patients of all ages. Importantly,

they also afford flexible options for future revision, as Dr Nalbandian explains.

‘There are many ways we can use non-invasive methods to improve a patient’s

smile, restoring their confidence and allowing them to continue with their lives

after just one visit,’ he says. ‘‘The beauty of using composite veneers is that we

can improve the patient’s smile while still keeping their options open for future

orthodontic realignment,’

‘I preserve and enhance the patient’s smile wherever I can. My aim is to help

my patients keep their smile for life,’ Dr Nalbandian concludes.

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teeth

A beautiful smile signifies one of the most noticeable hallmarks of youthfulness

and attractiveness. A bright, even, symmetrical smile can take years

off your appearance and boost your confidence when it comes to making

first impressions.

Dr Nalbandian believes a youthful smile can transform the entire face. And,

despite the damage that can occur to our smiles over time, Dr Nalbandian says

significant improvements can be seen in just one visit to the dentist.

‘Teeth wear can occur at any age,’ he says. ‘It’s known as tooth surface

loss, or TSL, and is generally caused by a combination of abrasion, erosion and

attrition, or ageing.’

Notably, tooth erosion can also be caused by the acidic nature of our diet.

Dr Nalbandian takes a holistic approach to smile transformation, helping his

patients make some lifestyle and dietary adjustments to prolong the results of

dental rejuvenation.

‘The increase in carbonated beverages has resulted in an excessive amount

of tooth loss in people as young as 15. This compromises the structural integrity

of their teeth,’ he says.

‘Approximately 30 percent of the population “brux”, or grind their teeth,’ he

continues. ‘The cause is unknown but has been attributed to stresses of life and

sleep disorders.’

When teeth become worn, patients are exposed not only to potential

health and functional problems but also to an ageing smile. According to Dr

Nalbandian, this has a knock-on effect, dragging down the appearance of the

face as a whole.

‘The aim in all reconstructive dentistry is to develop a treatment plan to help

solve both the patient’s functional needs and aesthetic desires,’ he says.

‘I believe the best strategy is to firstly identify the cause and then prevent

further tooth and gum damage. Thorough diagnosis is required to assess the

cause because if it is not treated underlying tooth loss will continue to undermine

any type of restoration performed on the tooth,’ Dr Nalbandian explains.

The ‘One visit

dental facelift’

On suitable candidates, Dr Nalbandian performs what he calls ‘The One-Visit Dental Facelift’.

‘As an example, one young patient wanted to improve the colour of her teeth and their overall appearance,’ he

says. ‘She had become very self-conscious about them because the top teeth were spatially shorter and had a worn

appearance due to bruxism, or grinding.’

According to Dr Nalbandian, the appearance of the top six teeth was particularly compromised, especially during

speech and smiling. ‘The worn, short teeth had created a flat smile line,’ he adds.

After discussing a number of options, the patient chose to have non-invasive composite veneers. ‘We used minimally

invasive techniques to transform her smile in only one visit. There was no drilling or injections and the structure of her

teeth remained intact,’ he says. ‘Her top 10 teeth were treated with composite veneers and her bite was also improved

for an optimal outcome.’

By using minimally invasive, time-efficient procedures, Dr Nalbandian was able to improve the appearance of the smile

significantly whilst lifting the look of her whole face.

‘She is thrilled with the whiteness and symmetry of her new smile, and that it also looks very natural,’ Dr Nalbandian

concludes. csbm

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CASE

STUDY

This patient had become self-conscious about the shape and colour of her

teeth. The top teeth were spatially shorter and had a worn appearance.

The patient opted to undergo a non-invasive procedure, using composite

veneers to improve the appearance of her smile. The top 10 teeth were

treated with composite veneers, and her bite was also improved.

The patient has reported that she loves the colour and symmetry of her

new smile. The improvement in this patient’s smile was achieved in just

one visit by Dr Nalbandian.

BEFORE

AFTER cosmetic dentistry by Dr Nalbandian

BEFORE

AFTER cosmetic dentistry by Dr Nalbandian

BEFORE

AFTER cosmetic dentistry by Dr Nalbandian

BEFORE

AFTER cosmetic dentistry by Dr Nalbandian

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ALL

YOU

NEED TO KNOW

ABOUT

REGEN PRP REJUVENATES

FROM THE INSIDE OUT,

IMPROVING SKIN TONE,

TEXTURE AND RADIANCE.

CAITLIN BISHOP REPORTS.

PRP

Often dubbed “The Vampire Facelift”

(which is actually a trademarked

procedure by Dr Charles Runels from

the US using HA fi llers) Platelet Rich Plasma

(PRP) therapy is one of the most increasingly

sought after rejuvenation treatments around

the world.

It draws – quite literally – on the patient’s

own blood by reinjecting higher concentrations

of blood platelets which release growth

factors to the treatment site. These growth

factors “speak the language” of stem cells,

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PRP: the procedure

Step one in treatment with Regen PRP is an accurate

and thorough assessment of the patient’s problem area,

which guides the treatment plan. Then the patient’s PRP

is injected intra and subdermally into the treatment area.

Typically, multiple treatments are required to achieve the

best results – usually three treatments at four weeks apart.

Once the desired results have been achieved, the

patient can expect to retain the results for 12 months before

requiring a top-up treatment.

and kick-start rejuvenation from the inside out. The

end result? Increased collagen production and thicker,

smoother and more supple skin.

PRP: the story

PRP was propelled into public spotlight in 2011, when it

was rumoured Angelina Jolie had received the treatment

to boost collagen in her face. But the technology had

been around long before then.

PRP has been used for decades in different

medical arenas – from sports medicine to helping treat

osteoarthritis. RegenLabPRP was the first to market PRP

in the Australian aesthetic arena in 2007. Now, with 53

clinical studies backing it, RegenLabPRP is a proven

PRP system using optimal concentrations and offering

consistent results.

PRP: the product

Platelet Rich Plasma is blood plasma enriched with a

higher concentration of platelets. When this plasma is

from the patient’s own blood, it is called autologous PRP.

These platelets contain a cocktail of beneficial

ingredients, such as growth factors and cytokines that

cause a cascade of anti-ageing activity after being reinjected

back into the skin.

Specifically, growth factors are involved in stem cell

migration, differentiation and proliferation, as well as

stimulation of fibroblasts and endothelial cells to induce

new collagen and blood vessel formation.

As well as the platelets, the plasma itself contains

many factors that are essential for cell survival. These

include nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and

proteins. There are also essential molecules to help

build a scaffolding for the formation and migration of

new cells.

Concentration matters

Using an optimal concentration of platelets is key to

securing results in PRP treatment. And, surprisingly, a higher

concentration is not directly correlated to the extent of the

result. For example, one study by Rappl et al. (2011) found

platelet concentrations closer to the natural physiological

concentrations showed better wound-healing results than

higher concentrations.

According to the study results: ‘Those methods with

a lower concentration of platelets – at one to three times

the baseline – showed more robust healing rates than

those with highest concentrations of three to eight times

the baseline.’

The release of growth factors

According to Solange Vischer, RegenLab’s product

manager based in Switzerland, the difference between

RegenLab PRP and other serums on the market is the way

the growth factors are released following injection.

‘In RegenLabPRP most of the growth factors are in

the platelets, not the plasma,’ Vischer explains. ‘These

growth factors will be released at the site of injection in an

orchestrated manner by the platelets, thus providing the

right dose and the right growth factor cocktail at the right

time of tissue reconstruction.’

In RegenLabPRP, the platelets within the serum haven’t

been activated until after they’re injected into the skin tissue.

They have a life span of seven to 10 days, releasing growth

factors at optimal times for an extended, long-term result.

PRP is a powerful and effective solution to anti-ageing.

It harness the patient’s own blood to trigger real change in

the skin at a cellular level. It boosts the production of new

collagen, and provides the scaffolding for newly plumped

contours and a smooth, radiant complexion.

Be sure to check your physician is using an approved

PRP harvesting system such as RegenLabPRP. csbm

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skin

Uncover

youthfulness

with the

eCO2 laser

The eCO2 is a fractionated laser that

strikes the optimum balance between

minimal downtime and maximum results.

Caitlin Bishop reports.

By now you’ve probably heard of the powers of laser to target

wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging skin. But, like many, you

may be concerned that laser skin resurfacing equals weeks of

healing time. The new eCO2 laser can put these concerns to rest.

eCO2 is a fractional ablative laser that delivers the full spectrum

of rejuvenating treatments, without the downtime and discomfort

associated with some other laser treatments. It’s manufactured by

laser powerhouse Lutronic, and distributed in Australia by Advanced

Cosmeceuticals.

What can eCO2 treat?

The eCO2 can address a broad spectrum of skin and beauty concerns,

including wrinkles, skin laxity, scars, photoageing (sun damage), and

general skin rejuvenation. It has also been shown to achieve good

results on tightening sagging and wrinkly necks.

What does ‘fractionated’ mean?

The science behind fractional laser resurfacing is that the laser creates

microscopic thermal injuries in the dermis and epidermis. This results

in a wound-healing response that increases collagen production in

the dermis. In fractionated laser resurfacing, the micro-injuries are

scattered across the skin’s surface – with gaps of healthy tissue left

in between. This supporting network of healthy tissue aids in healing

post-procedure and reduces the downtime involved.

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How is the eCO2 different?

The eCO2 has taken this ‘scattering’ concept and optimised it.

It features a patented Controlled Chaos Technology, which is an

algorithm to pseudo-randomly deliver each micro-laser beam, placing

maximum distance between sequential beams.

The end result? An increased safety profile, less post-procedure

discomfort, faster healing time and unprecedented fractional

resurfacing results.

Treat different skin concerns at once

The eCO2 treatment parameters can be adjusted in terms of both the

width of laser beam and density of the injuries inflicted to the skin to

treat a variety of skin concerns.

The device’s tips come in a choice of three spot sizes (or beam

widths) – 120, 300 and 500μm (micrometers) – these reach different

depths below the skin’s surface, according to what skin concern

is targeted.

The 120μm tip is the most narrow and reaches the deepest of the

three. It is suitable for addressing scarring, deep wrinkles and skin

tightening. The 300μm tip is the medium of the three spot sizes and

is beneficial for reducing the size of large pores and improving skin

texture and luminosity. Finally, the 500μm tip exhibits the widest spot

size, and has the shallowest depth. It is used to enhance skin tone,

texture and luminosity.

The density control mode determines the number of spot injuries

in a certain area. Density can be increased or decreased depending

on the area being treated, and the patient’s main concerns. The

density control also eliminates the need for multiple passes in a single

treatment, offering extra patient comfort.

Results with eCO2

One study into the efficacy of ablative fractionated CO 2

laser when

used on the full-face and neck, examined 18 patients who each

received a single treatment of eCO2 laser.

There was some downtime following the procedures, with an

average re-epithelisalisation time (to restore the skin’s surface) of five

to seven days for the full face and seven to 14 days for the neck.

The benefits of fractionated laser treatments are multi-fold.

Treatment can help reduce wrinkles, boost skin tightness and reduce

the appearance of scars and pigmentation. The eCO2 takes all these

benefits and rolls them into one widely applicable device that balances

minimal downtime and maximum results. csbm

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skin

THE NEXT

GENERATION

OF SKIN

NEEDLING

THE MDERMA IS A NEW REGENERATIVE

MICRO-NEEDLING DEVICE

TO REJUVENATE THE COMPLEXION.

CAITLIN BISHOP REPORTS.

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Skin needling is a popular method for wrinkle

reduction, treating acne scarring and rejuvenating the

complexion. MDerma Fractional Dermal-Needling

System is distributed in Australia by Klinic Solutions and is

the latest generation of skin needling devices to hit Australia.

The MDerma uses sterile, sealed individual and

disposable needle cartridges to create small micro channels

in the skin and deliver topical ingredients.

The benefits of skin needling are double-fold. Firstly, the

columns of micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s wound healing

response, which triggers the natural production of collagen

in the dermis. This process is called Percutaneous Therapy

Induction of Collagen. It is a physiological process that

improves the thickness, colour, texture and consistency of

the complexion.

The second benefit is the delivery of active ingredients

to the skin via the micro needling columns. MDerma

creates channels that carry up to 80 percent more topical

It stimulates repair

and regeneration

of skin cells

ingredients, compared to if they were applied without the

needling device.

In short? Skin needling with MDerma increases the

absorption of active ingredients into the skin, stimulates skin

repair at a cellular level and accelerates the regeneration of

skin’s epidermal cells.

The depth of MDerma microneedles can be adjusted,

which allows treatment to be adapted to each patient’s

individual needs. This customisation means MDerma can

be used in sensitive areas such as the upper and lower

eyelids, lips and nose – areas that are usually untreatable

with other modalities.

Treatment at the shallower depths invokes minimal

discomfort, and don’t usually require any form of

anaesthetic. For depths greater than 0.5mm, it is necessary

to apply topical anaesthetic between 15 and 40 minutes

before the procedure.

There is minimal downtime involved after the procedure.

Skin flushing often occurs, but resolves in 12 to 48 hours

following treatment in typical cases.

Often a series of treatments is recommended to achieve

the best results. Skin rejuvenation often calls for four

to six treatments, acne scarring is usually a minimum of

six treatments and stretch marks can require anywhere

between four and six treatments. Results are visible after

just one treatment, however the skin will continue to

improve in the months following the procedure as the new

collagen continues to develop. csbm

What can MDerma do?

• Tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin

• Reduce scarring (surgical and acne scarring)

• Reduce wrinkles and fine lines

• Improve appearance of stretch marks

• Decrease pore size

• Aid in the regeneration of skin by inducing

capillary exfoliation

• Aid in hair regeneration when combined with

Factor 4 platelet therapy and laser hair treatments

MDerma

combined

with Factor 4

Factor 4 is a collagen-inducing blood serum

teatment that contains four times more growth

factors than any existing brand of Platelet

Rich Plasma (PRP). The treatment uses the

patient’s own blood, and incubates it in a

specialised storage system. The surfaces of

this tubing are called pyrogenic-free surfaces,

which elicit a vigorous and rapid increase

in the production of growth factors in the

blood platelets.

The newly fuelled blood serum is re-injected

and/or skin needled to the treatment site, and

the high concentrations of growth factors work

their magic in stimulating collagen production

and skin rejuvenation in the area.

Patients have been experiencing

unprecedented results when combining

Factor 4 with MDerma micro-needling.

The micro-channels created with MDerma

deliver high concentrations of Factor 4 to

the depths its needed most. Patients are

seeing improvements in skin tone, texture and

luminosity when combining the systems.

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Hydrafacial

The new way

to facial

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Hydrafacial is the next-generation facial, achieving smooth, clean and

hydrated skin like never before. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

What if you could combine the relaxing and

pampering properties of a traditional facial with the

latest skin health technology to deliver immediate,

noticeable changes in skin hydration and smoothness?

Imagine no more – the HydraFacial does just that.

HydraFacial, distributed in Australia by High Tech

Laser and quickly being offered by medispas and clinics

across the country, is the new way to smooth, hydrate and

decongest skin – without any downtime, aftercare, irritation

or discomfort. It’s a non-invasive mild resurfacing procedure

that combines exfoliation, acid peel, pore extractions and

antioxidant infusion to cleanse, nourish and brighten the

skin for a more beautiful complexion.

‘The HydraFacial is a clever system that offers multiple

skin treatments in one. It’s simple to use and produces

beautiful, clean, hydrated, radiant skin results that are visible

straight after treatment,’ says Perth plastic surgeon Dr Anh

Nguyen, who has been using the Hydrafacial system in her

clinic for more than two years.

HydraFacial is also fast, producing radiant, dewy skin in

less than an hour. ‘It’s ideal before a big event as there is no

downtime associated with the treatment and it works on all

skin types and all skin conditions,’ says Dr Nguyen.

There are five steps to the HydraFacial treatment –

three steps to cleanse the skin and two steps to nourish it.

Cleansing and exfoliation are performed initially to remove

dead skin cells. This is followed by an acid peel of glycolic

acid and salicylic acid to dislodge grime from the pores,

before a vortex suction extraction system is applied to

decongest the skin completely.

The cleansing and extraction steps are followed by the

infusion of a highly active hydrating serum to nourish and

protect the skin. Specialised HydraFacial skincare is also

applied to help retain moisture and protect and smooth the

skin’s surface.

‘I commonly use HydraFacial to help treat dry skin, as

well as acne-prone or congested skin,’ Dr Nguyen explains.

‘Treatment is also effective in treating dull, uneven skin

tones that are in need of a booster or pick-me-up.’

HydraFacial can also be used in conjunction with

other procedures, such as peels, skin needling, laser skin

resurfacing treatments and also alongside injectable facial

rejuvenation to further enhance results.

To extend the results and retain the skin’s lustre and

brightness between treatments, the final step in the

HydraFacial is the introduction of the ‘daily essentials’

skincare. Tailored to certain skin complaints, the range

incorporates topical moisturisers, refining eye gels and

daily sun protection. Each product is infused with select

concentrations of the same active ingredients found in the

clinic treatment, providing detoxification, rejuvenation and

protection in between visits.

There is no typical patient for HydraFacial. The treatment

is widely applicable and suitable for anyone interested

in maintaining and optimising skin health. A series of

treatments is recommended, but results can be seen and

felt immediately following just one treatment.

‘The HydraFacial is sought after all year round – by

regular facial lovers, those getting ready for a big event such

as a wedding, ball, or awards event, and for people looking

for a good treatment between more aggressive laser skin

treatments,’ says Dr Nguyen.

‘I have seen skin become dewy, radiant, clean and

smooth after a single treatment. Everyone wants better

skin. We not only treat our regular skin and beauty clients

but also brides, high school students getting ready for a

ball, celebrities preparing for the Logies or Music Awards,

and our own plastic cosmetic surgery patients who want to

further enhance their results,’ she concludes. csbm

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

The 5 steps

Cleansing and Exfoliation

Dead skin calls are removed to reveal healthy

new skin

Acid Peel

This gentle peel helps loosen dirt and debris

from pores without irritation

Extractions

Automated extractions use vortex suction to

clean out pores

Hydration

Antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are vortexfused

to nourish and protect the skin

Protection

The HydraFacial Daily Essentials skincare

helps maintain and protect results

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cosmetic tattoo

HOW TO Be

flawless

24/7

Sydney cosmetic tattoo practitioner

Val Glover-Hovan explains how permanent

makeup can add the finishing touches to

your look. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

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From the runways of New York, London and Paris

to the red carpet in Cannes, models, actors and

celebrities all tend to have two things in common –

well-defined, full brows complemented by a set of plump,

prominent lips. Yet for many women, years of over plucking

can leave their brows sparse and, thanks to the natural

ageing process, once clearly defined lips can become

faded and less distinct.

‘As our body ages we can lose definition of our features;

they no longer appear as prominent and sharp as they

were in youth,’ says Sydney cosmetic tattoo practitioner

Val Glover-Hovan who, for the past 30 years, has helped

women redefine their features using permanent makeup.

‘When done well, cosmetic tattooing can have a significant

anti-ageing effect and can help re-instil a sense of

confidence and youthfulness.’

Having performed cosmetic tattoo procedures on

thousands of women, Glover-Hovan understands that no

two women are alike, and that each needs the procedure

tailored to enhance their underlying beauty. ‘We all have

different needs, lifestyles and tastes, and the cosmetic

tattoo needs to reflect this,’ she says.

According to Glover-Hovan, two of the most popular

procedures are those to enhance the brows and lips.

‘Permanent lip line is suited to people who have no definite

lip shape, or for pale, sun-damaged or uneven lips, and

those that have lost shape as a result of cold sores or

injury,’ she explains. Permanent lip line can also simply add

definition for women who want to put more emphasis on

their lips.

To further enhance the appearance of the lips, Glover-

Hovan explains clients can choose between a lip line and

blend, which outlines the mouth and blends the colour onto

part of the lips, making the lip line more subtle; or a full lip

colour, with more than 100 shades to choose from.

‘Full colour is one of the most popular treatments,’ she

says. ‘You can wake up with beautiful lips every day and

kiss without leaving a trace – no more worry about lipstick

marks on your teeth, glassware or other people.’

According to Hovan, many women ask whether they

can wear lipstick over the top of their cosmetic tattoo, and

are surprised to learn that they can, with both pale and bold

tones complementing enhanced lips.

Cosmetic tattoo can also bring definition to the brows,

enhancing facial symmetry, framing the eyes and adding

structure and a more sophisticated look to the entire face.

With techniques that allow her to mimic the appearance of

hair, Glover-Hovan says cosmetic tattooing of the eyebrows

can result in a real transformation.

Val Glover-Hovan has been a name in the beauty industry

for some 35 years and has pioneered cosmetic tattooing in

Australia. She is at the forefront of education in the industry

and has earned a swag of accolades from organisations,

including the American Association of Micropigmentation

Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the

cosmetic tattoo industry, and another prestigious award

from the International Image Council.

As a leader and educator in cosmetic tattoo, Glover-

Hovan evaluates facial proportions and symmetry, as well

as hair and skin colouring, before creating a design that will

complement and enhance each client’s features.

learn from the master

Industry friends, you can learn from the master of cosmetic

tattooing, at Glover-Hovan’s Basic and Advanced Training

Courses. Learn the art of full lip colour and blend,

body illustrations, camouflage, MCA scar relaxation,

repigmenting, needling, plus more.

For further information regarding Training Kit options

and costs, please call 02 9938 2111 or email info@

cosmetictattooaustralia.com. csbm

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cosmetic tattoo

Strengthen

your

brow

game

Thick eyebrows are trending

– make yours a permanent

statement. Caitlin Bishop reports.

Eyebrows are trending all by themselves. From

Cara Delevingne’s statement brows to Kim

Kardashian’s bleaching experiments, eyebrows are

the latest fashion accessory – just search the hash tag

#EyebrowsOnFleek and brace yourself for the endless

styles, colours and adornments gracing eyebrows the

world over.

As eyebrows have taken centre stage in fashion

consciousness, the art of cosmetic tattooing to reshape

and emphasise the brows has become more popular.

However, Sydney beauty therapist Rita Porreca of Sydney

Permanent Makeup Centre says consumers are more

confused than ever before about the different brow tattooing

methods available.

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The

BODY

special

Liposuction was the number-one cosmetic

surgery last year in the US. Learn how it works,

who’s a candidate, as well as other options for

removing fat, tightening skin and creating sexy

curves. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

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LIPOSUCTION

WHAT IS IT?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed under

anaesthetic to remove deposits of fat from specifi c areas of

the body. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body

where there are pockets of fat, including the neck, arms,

stomach, back, chest, buttocks, thighs and ankles.

It is usually performed as day surgery, although some

cases may warrant an overnight hospital stay.

Generally, the area to be treated with liposuction is

infi ltrated with a tumescent fl uid containing local anaesthetic

and a vaso-constrictor before small cannulas are used to

vacuum out the fat. Alternatively, a syringe can be used to

withdraw the fat.

Power-assisted liposuction, where radiofrequency,

ultrasound or laser technology is used to improve liposuction

results, can help increase skin contracture and tone and

tighten the skin’s surface. These types of techniques are

also typically less aggressive.

IDEAL CANDIDATE?

The ideal liposuction patient is at or near their ideal body

weight (within 30 percent), has good skin elasticity and is

seeking reduction of diet-resistant localised pockets of fat.

They also need to understand the risks of surgery and have

realistic expectations that liposuction is not a way of losing

masses of weight or a cure for obesity.

RESULTS?

Bruising can last for a few weeks and swelling for around

one to two months. A compression garment is usually worn

for about four to six weeks in most cases. Patients can

usually return to work after around three to seven days.

Final results – a trimmer-looking, more proportionate and

shapely form – can be seen from six months to a year as

swelling subsides. Results are long lasting provided the

patient maintains a similar weight.

TUMMY TUCK

WHAT IS IT?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is surgery performed under

general anaesthetic. An incision is made across the lower

abdomen, the excess skin and fat are removed and the

stomach muscles tightened. The navel is repositioned as

the skin is re-stretched over the stomach.

IDEAL CANDIDATE?

Abdominoplasty is best suited to patients who have lost

a considerable amount of weight and have loose skin

and fat deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise,

or who are looking to restore their pre-baby bodies. Like

all surgery, patients should understand the risks involved

and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can

do for them.

RESULTS?

A fi rm strap and drain is usually worn for the fi rst 24 hours,

followed by a compression garment for several weeks.

Patients usually take around three weeks off work. Results

are a fl atter stomach with repaired abdominal muscles and

removal of excess skin. A scar is created across the lower

abdomen, which can be hidden within the bikini line, and

minimised with various scar therapies.

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NON-SURGICAL BODY CONTOURING

What is it?

Non-surgical body contouring procedures use medical-grade energybased

devices to dissolve fat and/or tighten skin. The energy is emitted

via an applicator through the skin without damaging the outer layers, only

targeting the underlying fat and tissues. The most popular energy systems are

radiofrequency (RF) body contouring devices and cryolipolysis.

RF treatments. With RF body contouring treatment, the heat generated

from the RF energy dissolves fat cells and causes microscopic changes to

tissues and collagen fibres, with further collagen remodelling occurring over

the subsequent months following the procedure. The broken down fat cells are

drained via the lymphatic system and then excreted as urine. A reduction in the

appearance of cellulite is also commonly reported.

Cryolipolysis. This method uses almost-freezing temperatures to kill fat

cells without traumatising the surrounding tissues or harming the skin. A gel

drape is placed onto the target area to protect the skin before the applicator

head is placed onto the fat pocket, where it remains for approximately one

hour. The applicator acts like a vacuum to suck the area into position and

direct the cold temperature to the target fat cells under the skin, which are then

destroyed and eliminated naturally by the body.

Ideal candidate?

Patients with small to medium localised pockets of fat on the abdomen, hips

and thighs are most suited.

While no non-surgical device can achieve the level of fat removal possible

with liposuction, it offers patients a good option to remove fatty areas resistant

to diet and exercise without the associated risks and recovery time of surgery.

Results?

Treatment results in a circumferential reduction of the treated area and a more

streamlined shape. Most non-surgical devices require a minimum of three

treatments in order to achieve optimal results, and often it can take longer

before those results are seen, as the fat cells take time to be metabolised

through the body’s usual processes. There is no downtime but temporary

redness or swelling may be present.

In conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regime, results should be

long lasting because, just as with liposuction, when fat cells are permanently

destroyed they will not return.

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what

is

fat?

The human body contains two types of fat: white fat

and brown fat. White fat is important in heat insulation,

energy metabolism and mechanical cushioning. Brown

fat actively burns calories for heat but has been thought

only to exist in childhood.

Fat tissue is made up of cells that hold the fat. When

food that contains fat is ingested it goes through the

stomach into the intestines, where the fat droplets get

mixed with bile salts from the gall bladder. The mixture

breaks up the large droplets into several small droplets,

which increases the fat’s surface area.

The pancreas then secretes enzymes that attack the

surface of each small droplet of fat and breaks them down

into fatty acids and glycerol, which then get absorbed into

cells lining the intestine.

In the cells lining the intestine, the parts are reassembled

into packages of fat molecules with a protein coating,

called chylomicrons. These are then released into the

lymphatic system, which eventually merges with the veins

so they pass into the blood stream.

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Surgery

after

massive

weight

loss

As bariatric, or weight loss, surgery becomes more

popular, so too has the need for body contouring

procedures such as tummy tucks, breast lifts, thigh

lifts and upper arm lifts, which are usually associated

with significant weight loss, according to new data

from the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

‘Bariatric surgery has become much more

common over the past decade,’ says Dr Justin B

Dimick, chief of minimally invasive surgery at the

University of Michigan in the US. ‘As these patients

lose weight they may have excess “loose” skin and

need plastic surgery procedures to remove it a year

or two later.’

Roughly one in five people who have weight loss

surgery will need body contouring as well, he said.

He recommends waiting until weight loss is

complete before assessing whether a patient is a

good candidate for skin removal procedures, and

then only performing one at a time.

‘Those who undergo body contouring after

weight loss are some of the happiest patients in my

practice,’ Glasberg said.

In addition to abdominoplasty, other common

cosmetic surgeries following massive weight loss

include an arm lift, thigh lift and breast lift.

Arm LIFT

What is it?

Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reshapes the

underside of the upper arm from the armpit to the

elbow, and involves the removal of excess loose skin and

fat from saggy underarm areas, sometimes referred to as

“bingo wings”.

As well as the surgical excision of loose skin, the

procedure may also incorporate liposuction to remove

excess fat. Performed under general anaesthetic, the

procedure may require an overnight stay in hospital but

patients are often allowed to go home on the same day.

Ideal candidate?

People who have saggy, excess skin on the underside of

their arms, particularly after significant weight loss.

Results?

Improved appearance of the upper arm, with more definition

and no flapping skin. Most people can resume normal

activities around two weeks after surgery. A scar will be

visible, typically running along the inside of the arm from the

armpit to the elbow, however scar management techniques

and products can help minimise the appearance.

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BREAST LIFT

THIGH LIFT

What is it?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed under

general anaesthetic to remove excess skin and fatty

tissue, typically in patients who’ve lost considerable

amounts of weight. A thigh lift can be combined with

liposuction for a smoother result. During the procedure,

an incision is made in the upper inner thigh – in some

cases this may extend to the groin line or buttock fold

– and excess fat and tissue is removed via this incision.

Ideal candidate?

Patients with significant drooping skin on the upper leg

that does not respond to diet or exercise.

Results?

Improved contour of the upper leg, with tauter skin and

more defined musculature. Normal daily activities can

usually be resumed, and are encouraged for circulation,

within several days following surgery.

What is it?

For a small lift, the peri-areola mastopexy is commonly

used, with an incision made around the nipple. The nipple

is elevated and the skin envelope is moved so the nipple

sits higher on the breast mound.

For a larger lift, the anchor-incision technique may be

used. It involves an incision being made around the nipple

and vertically down, with another incision horizontally

under the breast. Another common breast lift method

is the shorter scar LeJour technique. In both cases, the

excess skin is removed and the nipple placed higher.

Ideal candidate?

A breast augmentation can return shape to a flattened,

sagging breast, but it is commonly combined with

mastopexy (breast lift surgery) to raise the breasts to a

more aesthetically pleasing position. In other patients, a

breast reduction may be more suitable following weight

loss, and again this is usually combined with a mastopexy

to achieve the best results.

Results?

Rounder, fuller breasts with higher projection and

repositioned to a more youthful and attractive position.

Notably, a mastopexy can help reduce the appearance

of back rolls, or sagging skin on the sides and back of a

weight-loss patient. By pulling the tissue upwards, and

excising a significant amount of skin in the process,

breast lifting can smooth, lift and tighten the skin around

the patient’s rib cage.

Initial recovery takes around five to seven days and

resulting scars should fade over time. csbm

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ody

There’s

more to

liposuction

THAN MEETS

THE EYE

Liposuction should

strike a balance

between volume

reduction, aesthetic

contouring and skin

smoothness, Dr John

Flynn explains. Caitlin

Bishop reports.

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ody

Liposuction isn’t just about removing fat. It’s about

re-contouring the body, balancing the silhouette and

creating a more pleasing body shape by removing

particularly stubborn or noticeable pockets of fatty tissue.

According to Queensland cosmetic doctor Dr John Flynn,

this concept of balance and harmony extends to the

surgery itself.

‘You have to remember, fat is a source of nourishment

and helps plump the skin out for smoothness,’ Dr Flynn

explains. ‘With too little fat, the skin looks crepey and old;

with too much fat, the skin appears dimpled and uneven.

Liposuction is about creating a balance between the

smoothness of the skin, shapely contours and a reduction

in volume.’

Indeed, the vast majority of liposuction patients aren’t

looking to surgery as a solution for weight loss. They’ve

already worked hard on their figure and are sensible with

their diet. Often these patients look to liposuction as a

way to reduce areas of stubborn fat that are otherwise

impervious to diet and exercise.

‘Pockets of fat in the mid-abdomen are often genetic and

can be difficult to address; this is a popular treatment area

for liposuction,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘Younger women with a

slender figure also commonly use liposuction to address

heavy pockets of fat on the outer thighs – also referred to

as saddle-bags. The back of the arms and neck are also

common treatment sites.’

About the procedure

Liposuction involves a process where fat is suctioned

out with a fine instrument. There are different layers of fat

beneath the skin, and optimising the fat reduction in each

layer is important in achieving the best results.

‘In many areas of the body – for example, the abdomen

– there is a superficial layer of fat, then a fascia which is

smooth, and then a deeper layer of fat under the fascia,’

Dr Flynn explains. ‘The majority of the volume should be

taken from the deeper layer of fat. It is important to suction

the more superficial fat very minimally, as it can lead to

uneven results post-procedure.’

skin Retraction after liposuction

Skin retraction describes the tendency for the skin to

bounce back and smoothly hug the contours following fat

reduction procedures.

The volume reduction associated with liposuction

can certainly create a slimmer, more balanced silhouette.

However, if there is not adequate skin retraction, the patient

may be left with crepey, sagging skin where there were once

pockets of fatty tissue.

‘The use of compression garments directly following

the procedure are a short-term solution to aid in skin

retraction,’ he says. ‘There are also several energy devices,

that use either laser light energy, ultrasound energy or

radiofrequency energy, which can be applied during

the liposuction procedure to help tighten the skin for a

smoother post-procedure result.’

According to Dr Flynn, there are a number of areas that

are at risk for poor skin retraction. ‘The inner-thigh has thin

and delicate skin, which means the ability to tighten skin

is very limited,’ he says. ‘Patients who receive treatment

With too little fat,

skin looks crepey and

old; with too much

fat, skin appears

dimpled and uneven

in the inner thigh may be left with folds of skin. It’s best

for the doctor to take a conservative approach, and it’s

important that the patient understands the risks going into

the procedure.’

What happens after?

A healthy approach to weight maintenance is essential

following the liposuction procedure. The fat cells that are

left behind can still grow bigger and store fat, but the

treated area will put on less weight than the adjacent nontreated

areas. For this reason, the results of liposuction

must be maintained using diet and exercise.

‘Eating right, exercising, minimising drinking and

avoiding smoking can assist in skin retraction following

liposuction and ensure the results last and skin stays even

for the long-term,’ Dr Flynn explains.

‘It is important for patients to understand the underlying

concepts of liposuction, and the techniques involved to

create a balanced and sustainable result. Liposuction

is a genuine medical procedure, with associated risks

and long-term consequences – for this reason, it is

essential patients are well educated about the surgery and

have realistic expectations going into the procedure,’ Dr

Flynn concludes. csbm

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Preparing

for breast

augmentation

help optimise your outcome by making the right choices

and doing the right prep work before your surgery.

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure,

but not everyone’s motivations for change are the same. Women pursue

implant surgery for a variety of reasons, ranging from the need to correct

congenital or developmental anatomical abnormalities, to the desire to restore

breasts to a more youthful shape and position. Other women might simply want

to increase the size of their bust and cleavage, bringing it into alignment with their

overall body shape.

Augmentation may also be needed to reconstruct a damaged or missing breast

following injury, illness or mastectomy. Each motivation carries with it a unique

importance to the affected individual, and it’s therefore imperative you’re honest with

yourself and your surgeon in order to maximise the chances of a positive outcome.

Because everyone differs not only in their goals and motivation for change, but

also in their physical appearance, so too do they require an individual surgical plan.

Prior to the surgery, your doctor will explain all the options so you can make informed

decisions about all the different factors involved in a breast augmentation.

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Your

presurgery

checklist

• If you smoke, quit! Smoking

can cause complications and

inhibits wound recovery.

• Arrange a friend or family

member to drive you to and

from the operation and be

with you for at least the first

24 hours after surgery.

• Ensure you drink plenty of

fluids 24 hours before your

surgery and get a good sleep

the night before.

• Avoid using medications

containing aspirin or any antiinflammatory

agents as they

can cause increased bleeding

during your recovery.

• Set up a recovery area at

home with supplies that will

ensure you’re comfortable.

• Fill prescriptions for your

painkillers and antibiotics

before surgery and prepare

icepacks to reduce postoperative

swelling.

Realistic expectations

The psychology behind the decision to have breast augmentation is a significant

part of the procedure and will have a bearing on whether you are ultimately

satisfied or dissatisfied with the results. An ideal candidate for breast implant

surgery understands the reality of what surgery can achieve and has a thorough

understanding of the procedure’s limitations.

A good surgeon will spend adequate time evaluating patients to decide

whether they are suitable candidates for breast augmentation. It’s important to

remember that preparation for surgery is not just physical. You must also be

emotionally and mentally ready for the changes that are about to take place, and

ensure that you are mentally and emotionally stable prior to the surgery.

Your consultation

Before your breast augmentation, the initial consultation with your surgeon gives

you the opportunity to ask important questions and for him or her to carefully

evaluate your goals and expectations. It is important to make sure you are

confident in the surgeon you have chosen and are comfortable discussing your

concerns with them.

The surgeon should be able to answer your concerns, while providing all

relevant information before your surgery. They will discuss a number of important

options, including the location of incision, the size and type of breast implant and

where it will be located. These decisions will generally be dependent on your

anatomy and personal preference.

When deciding to have a breast augmentation, you may also be recommended

to undertake an additional procedure, such as a breast lift. This is something you

should discuss with your surgeon during the consultation.

Reaching decisions

Before surgery, you will need to make a number of important decisions relating

to the implants themselves. With the help of your surgeon, you’ll need to decide

on the size, shape and type of implant, where it will be positioned and where the

incisions will be made. Each of these decisions depend on your anatomy, body

size, chest measurements and end goal.

The majority of patients who request a breast augmentation are looking to

increase their cleavage. The amount of cleavage achieved depends on the

shape of the breasts and the diameter of the breasts pre-operatively as well as

the size of the implant and amount of natural breast tissue. For example, women

with minimal soft tissue and widely separated breasts are unlikely to achieve a

well-defined cleavage without causing the risk of implant visibility and palpability

post-procedure.

Choosing your ideal implant

There is more to choosing the right implant for you than just the cup size. It is

essential you choose a breast implant that suits your unique body shape, size

and even personality.

Temporary sizers are available to help you eliminate uncertainty and anxieties

while determining a final breast size that you are happy with. The final result

depends on your existing breast size, the width of the soft tissue that covers

the breast, the bulk of the muscle and the tightness of the skin envelope. csbm

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the raw deal on

dietS

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Working on that summer-ready body? We

review three of the most highly trending

diets, with a little bit of exercise thrown in.

Summer is approaching and here at Bella Media HQ we’ve been

diligently testing the best ways to shape up and trim down. Here,

we take a look at three of the most highly trending diets – the Paleo

diet, 5:2 diet and Atkins diet – and one truth about exercising for weight

loss is revealed.

Paleo

diet

The Paleo diet is built on the premise that humans existed for thousands of

years without the artificial and processed foods so prevalent in the modernday

diet. This approach strips the diet from any refined sugars, refined

grains and processed foods to mimic the way our ancient ancestors ate

thousands of years ago.

It partners high amounts of protein and fat with low levels of

carbohydrates, similar to the way Homo Sapiens thrived in the Palaeolithic

era, or stone age. This intake is supplemented with high levels of whole

grains, fruits and vegetables in a ‘plant and animal’ derived design.

In their book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, Loren Cordain and Joe Friel

associate the diet with both weight loss and overall health benefits.

‘Seventy percent of the US diet is made up of food that modern man

has created, and this food is made up of the same ingredients: refined

grains, refined sugars, processed vegetable oil, salt, artificial flavouring and

perhaps some processed dairy product,’ the authors say. ‘These foods

have displaced more healthful fruits, vegetables, lean meats and seafood

in our diets, and it’s hurting our health.’

They go on to explain the Paleo diet typically results in weight loss,

because of the way naturally derived foods work harmoniously in the body.

The Paleo diet is also said to boost the immune system by consuming

more trace nutrients, such as antioxidant vitamins and minerals that come

from fruits, vegetables and lean meats.

The diet has received criticism for its practicality and the soundness

of its background science. Critics have pointed out that our ancestors

simply did not live long enough to suffer the diseases of the modern day –

questioning the reliability of the diet’s heralded heath benefits.

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5:2

(intermittent

fasting) diet

Developed by medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley, the Fast Diet, or 5:2 diet,

takes an unusual approach to dieting. Typically, weight loss regimens involve

calorie counting, stringent food types and regular meals. The Fast Diet turns this

platform on its head, with people eating normally for five days and then ‘fasting’ –

or cutting calorie intake to a quarter of the normal level – for two days. It is touted

to assist in weight loss (believed to induce an average loss of 0.46kg per week)

and is believed to benefit overall health and longevity.

This effect on overall health, and not just body weight, is said to be associated

with a reduction in inflammation, brought on by periods of fasting. The way we

fuel our bodies – in the quantities and types of food we ingest – always incurs a

larger systemic effect.

Meals high in saturated fat and calories have been associated with an increase

in inflammatory markers in the body which, if continued, can lead to widespread

chronic inflammation and disease. Intermittent fasting is said to be effective in

relieving the body of this inflammation, leading to reduced oxidative damage and

increased immune resistance.

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Summer

-ready

bootcamp

Atkins

diet

One of the problems commonly associated with

dieting is the tendency to stick with the food plan for

a certain amount of time, before reverting back to

old habits. The Atkins diet attempts to change these

habits, establishing a long-lasting and relatively easyto-maintain

approach to eating. In fact, it combines

this promise of longevity alongside a food plan that

includes the unthinkable – real butter, cream cheese,

eggs and bacon and extra avocado, in a seemingly

win-win dietary regime.

The aim of the Atkins diet is to break the carb and

blood sugar cycle, where carbohydrates are used

for energy, and excess carbohydrates are turned to

insulin or fat in the body. Instead, by filling the diet

with proteins, fibres and fats and drastically cutting the

amount of carbohydrates consumed, the diet forces

the body to adopt a fat-burning state. In this, fats are

stored more efficiently and those stubborn pockets of

fatty tissue are gradually broken down.

While this diet, like many carb-cutting diets, has

been shown to achieve effective results in weight loss,

the high reliance on foods high in fat has received

some criticism for its implications on wider health.

Some researchers have concerns whether a longterm

adoption of the Atkins diet could be associated

with increased risk of heart disease, stroke or cancer,

because of the replacement of carbohydrates with a

high-fat intake.

How much exercise do I need?

According to the World Health Organization, unhealthy

diets and physical inactivity are the key culprits for major

diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and

diabetes. They identify a lack of physical activity as the

fourth leading cause of global mortality, accounting for six

percent of deaths globally.

When it comes to getting mobile, the Australian

government recommends adults (those aged between

18 and 64) integrate at least 30 minutes of moderateintensity

physical activity on most, preferably all, days of

the week.

Whilst the health benefits of moderate exercise are

plentiful, when it comes to losing weight, an increasing

body of research suggests you will do better to cut back

on the length of time you commit to exercise whilst

increasing the intensity of your workout.

A study published in the Journal of the American

Medical Association followed the exercise habits of over

34,000 women. It concluded that it took about an hour

a day of moderate exercising to maintain weight. This

research is backed up by the findings of the (US-based)

National Weight Control Registry, which reported that 90

percent of people who have successfully lost weight and

kept it off exercise on average for an hour a day.

However, this research also tells us that even one hour

of moderate intensity exercise every day is not enough to

lose weight.

A smarter way to workout

A much more efficient way to exercise – and one that

scientific research is suggesting works a lot better both in

terms of health benefits and fat burning – is to take part in

high-intensity circuit and interval training.

Interval training be applied to any cardiovascular

workout, be it cycling, running, or rowing, and refers to

short bursts of high intensity exercise periods interspersed

with rest or relief periods.

Researchers at the University of NSW reported that

sprint training for just 60 minutes a week burns the same

amount of body fat as jogging for seven hours a week.

For the time-poor, that’s a saving of 180 minutes each

week, for the same results. csbm

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The

lowdown on

lasers in

gynaecology

Adelaide gynaecologist and

pelvic reconstruction surgeon

Dr Oseka Onuma explains the

evolution of laser treatments

in the Gynaecology sector.

Lasers refer to devices that produce and emit a

concentrated light. The light is amplified through

a process that involves the stimulation of small

particles called atoms that then release energy in the form

of photons. This process is called stimulated radiation and

the term ‘laser’ is an acronym for Light Amplification by

Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

There are several hundred varieties of lasers, however,

the majority belong to one of six groups: gas, chemical, dye,

metal-vapour, solid-state and semi-conductor. The vast

majority of laser machines have very specific applications in

specialised research fields.

Lasers are used widely in many industries, including

engineering, music, the military and medicine. Within the

field of medicine, lasers have become most recognisable

for their applications in the area of cosmetic medicine.

However, lasers were used long before their application

in cosmetic medicine for their destructive, excisional and

coagulation properties.

Gynaecology was one of the earlier adopters of laser

technology. In 1973 it was used to treat erosions of the

cervix, and soon after for excising or coagulating cervical

pre-cancer lesions (CIN; cervical intraepithelial neoplasia)

and fallopian tube micro-surgery. The cost of laser

technology, particularly in the 1990s, was the principle limit

to wider adoption. The CO 2

laser was the first laser used in

gynaecological practice in 1973 but had been developed

in 1961, just a year after the first laser was made. (Table 1)

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The Australian Centre for Female

Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation

In gynaecological practice, lasers have been used for

the treatment of endometriosis, utero-sacral nerve ablation,

division of adhesions, excision/ablation of cervical and

vulval lesions and ovarian/fallopian tube surgery. Whilst

not as commonly available, it is still used in some centres

around the world for these indications. The use of laser or

non-laser technologies in these areas have been largely

physician-driven, based on their particular interests and

access to the technology.

The use of lasers in the female genital tract to improve

quality of life issues such as sexual function has been

around for less than two decades. The term Laser Vaginal

Rejuvenation (LVR) was coined by a US-based

gynaecologist. It referred to a technique of using a diode

laser as a cutting/dissecting tool when performing prolapse

surgery; surgery designed to correct physical defects

whilst treating the patient as a sexual being rather than

a simple diagnosis about the size of a lump. This type of

surgery can be most accurately described as laser-assisted

vaginal surgery.

The surgery remains controversial, not because it does

not work but perhaps because the concept of female

sexual function is not routinely taught in specialist

gynaecological training. The struggle to place women at the

front and centre of treatment remains a significant issue in

current gynaecological practice. To add to the confusion,

the terminology associated with such surgery has been

varied (vaginoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, cosmetic

gynaecology, cosmeto-gynaecology, designer vagina) and

often viewed perjoratively.

The diode laser is one of the least expensive laser

technologies but remains significantly more expensive than

a scalpel, scissors or cutting diathermy. The advantage of

laser dissection over other dissecting tools includes the

ability to dissect, coagulate, cut and, at the same time,

promote collagen formation which assists healing and

reduces scar tissue formation. Surgeons who offer this

approach believe that their patients tend towards a greater

improvement in sensation during intercourse compared to

conventional cold-knife techniques.

The application of lasers in dermatology has been

a significant driving factor in the development of lasers

designed to be used in the vagina and on the vulva. Nonsurgical

laser vaginal treatment (‘therapy,’ ‘rejuvenation’) is

an expensive technology but is showing signs of fairly rapid

early adoption, particular amongst cosmetic physicians and

plastic surgeons. Gynaecologists have been, comparatively,

late adopters of the technology but there is some evidence

that more gynaecologists are exploring the role of nonsurgical

laser vaginal treatment in their practices.

The two main types of laser used in non-surgical

treatment of the vagina are the CO 2

and Erbium-YAG. Both

produce their effects by photothermal damage to both

the surface epidermal mucosa and more importantly to

the deeper lamina propria where most of the therapeutic

effects are mediated. The CO 2

laser is more aggressive

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knowlege, choice and access to

world class care

Dr Oseka

Onuma

Gynaecologist & Pelvic

Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc. (Hons), MJur., CCST,

MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

ADELAIDE • SYDNEY • DARWIN

DR OSEKA ONUMA

4 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081

08 8344 6085

Facsimile 08 8344 6087

Email reception@dronuma.com.au

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genital

than the Erb-YAG laser being subablative throughout the

whole application, with the photo thermal damage higher

on similar energy levels and passes. The Erb-YAG laser

system employs two distinct delivery methods: a multipulse

delivery that is not subablative and a single shot, longpulsed

mode that is subablative and produces a deeper

thermal spread.

What does this all mean though? The limited data

available suggests that the photothermal damage results

in the vaginal surface epidermal mucosa becoming thicker,

more dense and cellular, with less keratin. The arrangement

of the connective tissue in the lamina propria (deeper layer)

is more dense, suggesting increased collagen. (Table 2)

The gold standard for evidence-based medicine is that

obtained via randomised, placebo-controlled, doubleblind

studies. If the practice of medicine today relied on

these types of investigations alone, the majority of medical

practice in all fields today would have to cease. However,

evaluation of new technology or the application of preexisting

technology to new indications requires a robust

examination of any available evidence, evaluation of the

technology and monitoring of outcome. It is possible that

the makers of the CO 2

laser are being over cautious or that

the makers of the Erb-YAG laser are being too optimistic in

their indications for use of their technology. (Table 2)

Lasers have a long history of being used in dermatology,

dental surgery and medicine and cosmetic surgery.

No reputable surgeon performing a facelift would use a

scalpel as a primary cutting tool when laser dissection

has been shown to result in improved healing, reduced

pain, reduced blood loss and less scar tissue formation.

The same principles can be applied to dissection of the

vaginal mucosa. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the main

instrument used for vaginal wall dissection in the majority

of first-world institutions around the world remains the

scalpel or the scissors.

Non-surgical laser vaginal treatment is not a surgical

approach. It is not the same as traditional vaginoplasty

and it is not the same as laser-assisted vaginal

surgical procedures. It is not a case of you saying

to your doctor, ‘I want to have non-surgical laser

treatment for my symptoms’ if you place a value

on the outcome you wish to achieve. The optimal

approach would be to have the discussion about

your symptoms with a doctor who has a clear

understanding of all the modalities of treatment

available and is able to guide you towards the mode

of treatment that might offer you the best outcome.

Whilst non-surgical laser vaginal treatment

shows the most promise for improving or curing

symptoms related to atrophic vaginitis, it is of little

value in correcting pelvic organ prolapse. Whilst

non-surgical laser vaginal treatment can improve

very mild stress incontinence or reduce vaginal wall

relaxation, it is unlikely to cure any significant stress

urinary incontinence or improve sensation during

intercourse where the vagina and the vaginal introitus are

patulous because of detached or torn muscles and fascia.

Non-surgical laser vaginal treatment (rejuvenation/

therapy; call it what you will) is an excellent addition to the

limited arsenal available for treating some symptoms of

female pelvic floor dysfunction. The risks associated with

treatment when properly performed are almost negligible.

Treatment should be carried out by doctors properly trained

in assessing the vagina and in both the theoretical and

clinical aspects of laser therapy. Any treatment can only be

carried out with the consent of the patient and each patient

should be confident that they understand the indication for

treatment, mode of treatment, alternatives to a particular

treatment and possible harmful effects of a treatment. Table

3 is a summary of how Dr Onuma applies technology in the

treatment of different pelvic floor disorders. csbm

TABLE 1

Laser description

Wavelength (nm) Laser medium

CO2 10,600 Gas

Nd-YAG 1,064 Solid-state

Erbium-YAG 2940 Solid-state

KTP 532 Solid-state

Argon 488-517 Gas

Diode 400-2000 Semi-conductor

Table of the most commonly used lasers in gynaecology

TABLE 2

Manufacturer’s indications CO2 Laser Erbium-YAG Laser

Atrophic vaginitis symptoms: √ √

- Chronic vaginal discharge √ √

- Burning sensation √ √

- Painful intercourse √ √

Vaginal/Introital tightening X √

Stress incontinence X √

Pigmented vulva X √

Table of some manufacturers’ gynaecology indication for using their laser

TABLE 3

Er-YAG or Non-laser

Diode (surgical) CO2 laser surgery or

Condition/ Mode laser (non-surgical) treatment

Vaginoplasty √ X √

Vaginal wall relaxation:

- Mild X √ X

- Moderate/severe √ X √

Atrophic vaginitis X √ √

Stress urinary incontinence X X √

Postmicturition dribbling X √ √

Labia minora:

- reduction √ X √

- pigmentation X √ X

Labia majora:

- reduction/tightening √ X √

- pigmentation X √ X

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The new non-surgical

vaginal procedure

TRANSFORMING

LIVES

women’s

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genital

Do you suffer from vaginal dryness and itching? Urinary

incontinence? Pain during intercourse? Get to know MonaLisa Touch,

the new surgery-free laser treatment. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

Vaginal atrophy is a condition that affects around 50

percent of women during their lifetime. While the

term vaginal atrophy isn’t so common, its symptoms

certainly are. These include urinary incontinence, poor

lubrication, painful intercourse, dryness, itchiness, burning,

vulval and vaginal pain, prolapse, and laxity or looseness.

MonaLisa Touch, distributed in Australia by High Tech

Laser, is a new non-surgical way to treat the symptoms of

vaginal atrophy. Additionally, because of how the treatment

works, it can be used for vaginal rejuvenation.

MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser device to improve the

genital mucosa and restore proper function in the treatment

area. Using fractionated CO 2

laser energy, the MonaLisa

Touch probe – which is inserted into the vagina – delivers

thermal energy into the deeper layers of the vaginal tissue.

This kick-starts the body’s natural processes to increase

blood flow and stimulate the formation of collagen, which

improves the integrity and elasticity of the genital mucosa.

This can be effective in alleviating vaginal pain in those

patients experiencing gynaecological problems or vaginal

atrophy, or in simply tightening the vaginal walls for a

rejuvenating effect.

‘To put it in simple terms, the MonaLisa Touch procedure

stimulates the body’s natural processes,’ says Dr Behnia-

Willison, a gynaecologist from South Australia. ‘It creates

more hydrated and healthy cells which help to increase

vascularisation, hydration and acidity, which are important

components of vaginal health.’

According to Dr Behnia-Willison, a treatment to

improve vaginal function is sought by a significant number

of patients, of many different ages. ‘Although many of

my patients are going through menopause or are postmenopausal,

there are also many younger women suffering

from similar symptoms,’ she says. ‘I have found the

treatment particularly effective for women who find it painful

to have sexual intercourse.’

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch can be tailored to

individual patients’ concerns and motivations. Vaginal

atrophy commonly affects post or peri-menopausal women,

as well as women who have had children and find they’re

lax and not enjoying intercourse.

For treating symptoms of vaginal atrophy, a course of

three to five treatments is recommended and, for vaginal

MonaLisa Touch

is revolutionary in

that it offers women

a surgery-free option

for treating vaginal

atrophy

tightening and rejuvenation, one to three treatments,’ says

Perth plastic surgeon Dr Anh Nguyen. ‘The results last an

average of 12 to 18 months, at which time a touch-up

treatment may be required, but every individual is different.’

MonaLisa Touch is a walk-in, walk-out treatment,

requiring no anaesthetic or downtime.

‘It’s a straightforward procedure,’ says Dr Behnia-

Willison. ‘It simply involves a probe being placed inside the

vagina and the fractionated CO 2

energy being delivered to

the vaginal tissue.’

The results possible with MonaLisa Touch have been

documented both clinically and empirically. In Australia

alone, more than 6,000 MonaLisa Touch treatments have

been performed, with most patients returning to work and

normal activity immediately post-procedure.

‘In the first 200 women we treated, 99 percent have

noticed an overall improvement in symptoms and would

recommend it to their friends,’ says Dr Nguyen. ‘Some

have had spectacular results, reporting they no longer need

to wear their incontinence pads and can now socialise,

exercise and enjoy life to the full. Others are not troubled by

urinary frequency and urgency anymore, so they can plan

longer trips and sleep through the night. Many women have

come back letting us know they have had intercourse for

the first time in years and are enjoying it, as well as a boost

to their confidence.’ csbm

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Preg

nant?

Find out what you

can and can’t use

It’s important to know what’s safe to put in and on your

body during pregnancy. Caitlin Bishop reports.

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The safety of what you’re putting into your body

– in the form of food, drinks and supplements

– comes under strong scrutiny during childbearing

and breast feeding. And, according to

skincare experts and dermatologists, the same

should be said for those ingredients that you’re using

on your skin in the form of skincare, sunscreens and

cosmetic injectables.

Dermatologist Dr Katherine Armour from Victoria

recently spoke on skincare in pregnancy at the

COSMETEX conference in Melbourne.

‘It is always best to speak to your doctor about

treating skin conditions when pregnant, as you need to

be careful with which products you use,’ she explains.

‘For example, topical creams like retinol (Vitamin A)

and medication like isotretinoin are usually great

treatments for acne, yet are definitely not safe to use

while pregnant.’

The concern in using cosmetic injectables and

some cosmeceuticals during pregnancy is that potent

active ingredients may diffuse into the blood stream

and disrupt hormone levels or affect fetal development.

Anti-wrinkle

injections

There is very little concrete evidence surrounding the

effect of anti-wrinkle injections on a developing fetus.

One study, by Morgan J C et al (2006), found botulinum

toxin A (the active ingredient in anti-wrinkle injections)

appears to be relatively low-risk for both the expectant

mother and fetus. However, it did recommend further

research, and suggested that practitioners and

patients carefully consider the risks and benefits before

using anti-wrinkle injectables in pregnant women.

This caution seems to be mirrored by doctors and

dermatologists around the world. During her talk at

COSMETEX, Dr Armour suggested pregnant women

should refrain from receiving any botulinum toxins

during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in an effort to

keep the fetus as healthy as possible.

Similarly, US dermatologist Dr Vivian Bucay, who

was a keynote speaker at COSMETEX, discusses

treatments during pregnancy on her website. She

says: ‘cosmetic treatments, such as anti-wrinkle

injections and chemical peels, should be avoided

during pregnancy. Even though these treatments

and procedures are considered low risk, expectant

mothers should still try to avoid them.’

In the US, the Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) classifies Botulinum toxins as a pregnancy risk

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Category C. This means the drug should only be

administered during pregnancy if the potential benefit

justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Why the concern?

Botulinum toxin is derived from a food-related bacterium

called Clostridium botulinum – it is also one of the most

potent food-related toxins known to humans.

“Botulism” is the poisoning associated with unsafe

exposure to botulinum toxins. In humans, this can cause

blurred or double vision, nausea, vomiting, trouble

breathing, difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness and

impaired motor control. However, there is limited evidence

as to how this poisoning could affect an unborn child.

While the size and weight of a botulinum toxin molecule

is too big to diffuse across the placental membrane,

scientists do not know if transfer to the fetus is possible

through an active transport mechanism. They also can’t be

certain if the toxin’s neuromuscular effects could potentially

affect fetal development.

Where does the toxin go?

Common claims that botulinum toxin does not migrate

from the treatment site following injection are inaccurate,

according to new research published in the Journal

of Neuroscience. Earlier this year, scientists discovered

some of the potent toxin escapes into the central

nervous system (the brain and the spinal chord) following

cosmetic injections.

‘For the first time, we’ve been able to visualise single

molecules of Botulinum toxin travelling at high speed

through our nerves,’ explains Dr Tong Wang from the

Queensland Brain Institute who was involved in the study.

‘We found that some of the active toxins manage to escape

this route and intoxicate neighbouring cells.’

This discovery adds weight to the argument for avoiding

botulinum toxins during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Until researchers further understand the pathways of

injected botulinum toxins in the body – and the way the

toxin might interact with or affect a developing fetus –

the overarching recommendation is that patients and

practitioners steer clear of cosmetic injectables during

child bearing.

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INsider’s tip:

treatment for

stretch marks

Stretch marks are a common concern

during pregnancy. They usually appear

on the abdomen and breasts, and also

on the hips, thighs and buttocks.

Stratamark, from Swiss pharma

company Stratpharma, is a

revolutionary treatment for preventing

and reducing stretch marks, and is safe

for use in pregnant women. It hydrates

and protects the skin by forming a thin

gel sheet across the treatment area

– this helps normalise the production

of collagen in the skin to help prevent

stretch marks from forming.

Stratamark is recommended for

use from the beginning of the second

trimester through to 60 to 90 days

following birth.

So

what

is safe?

According to Dr Armour, there are several effective topical

treatments that can be used safely during pregnancy.

They include:

• Benzoyl peroxide This has the ability to penetrate

deep in oil glands, and kill off P. acnes; the acneprovoking

bacteria. This prevents the bacteria from

driving the inflammation of acne.

• Azelaic acid This works in a similar way to Benzoyl

Skincare

In the skincare department, parabens, phthalates and

retinoids are all of particular concern during pregnancy.

Parabens and phthalates are commonly found in

cosmetics, body lotions, nail polishes, hair sprays and

fragrances. Both parabens and phthalates are considered

endocrine-disruption chemicals, which have the potential

to interfere with hormone function.

One study, by Braun, J.M. et al. in 2013, looked into

the use of parabens and phthalates during pregnancy.

They found lotion, cosmetics and perfume use were all

associated with an increase in phthalate metabolite and

paraben concentration in the urine – of up to 111 percent.

Avoid parabens and phthalates by using essential oils

instead of fragrances, checking the ingredients listed on the

label and opting for products that are ‘paraben-free’.

Retinoids are a form of vitamin A and are used in skincare

to accelerate skin cell renewal – this can be effective in

reducing pigmentation, treating acne and reducing wrinkles.

Retinol, retinol, tretinoin (retinoic acid, Retin-A), isotretinoin

and alitretinoin are all forms of first-generation retinoids.

While there is limited evidence to show retinoids are

harmful when used topically, many studies have shown that

high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy can be harmful

to an unborn child. As well as this, oral retinoids such as

isotretinoin commonly used in acne treatments, have been

shown to cause birth defects.

Chemical peels

Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant and is the primary

ingredient in many chemical peels. It is also the active

ingredient in aspirin. High doses of salicylic acid in oral

form have been associated with birth defects and various

complications during pregnancy. With regards to topical

application, the concern is around the use of chemical peels

that contain salicylic acid. The high concentration of salicylic

acid, plus the greater quantities used in chemical peels,

increase the chances of absorption into the bloodstream,

which could affect fetal development. It is best to consult

with an experienced dermatologist in undergoing treatment

with chemical peels during pregnancy.

peroxide in that it is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

• Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) This can be used for

oil control and minimising pores and also has antiinflammatory

properties.

‘If your skin is oilier than usual, adapting your skincare

may also help manage your acne during pregnancy,

for example switching to a less greasy moisturiser,’ Dr

Armour adds.

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WHAT

SPOT

IS THAT?

NOT ALL SPOTS ARE MADE EQUAL, AND AS WE FORGE INTO WARMER WEATHER

IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO PROTECT OUR SKIN AGAINST THE

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PIGMENTATION. AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.

Many of us are going to notice more uneven skin

discolouration over the next few, sunnier months. But

what kind it is? How do we prevent it, treat it, or at

least minimise it? And how do we distinguish it from something

more sinister?

Pigmentation refers to changes in the melanin (pigment)

of your skin, but there are diff erent types and they do not

all respond to the same treatments. It goes without saying

that any brown or black discolouration that looks out of the

ordinary should be checked by a dermatologist or skin cancer

specialist. But correct diagnosis of the type of pigmentation

you’re experiencing is also essential if you’re to benefi t from

treatment protocols.

Freckles

The most common type of pigmentation is ephelides, or

freckles. These are fl at circular light spots on the skin, about the

size of the head of a nail, that develop after repeated exposure

to sunlight, particularly if you have a fair complexion. They

appear darker during the sunny months and fade in the winter.

Heredity also infl uences freckling, as witnessed by the striking

similarity in the total number of freckles on identical twins.

Freckles are benign but they may sometimes be confused with

more serious skin problems.

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HOME

TREATMENTS

FOR

PIGMENTATION

There are many excellent home care products

and treatments to target pigmented lesions.

Unfortunately, once you have sunspots you

can’t fully remove them, but certain ingredients

and products can help fade and control

discolourations.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fundamental component (nay,

the most benefi cial) to any skincare regimen

(including the fi ght against pigmentation). Look

for Vitamin A serums in the form of stabilised

retinol. It’s been proven to help renew the

skin’s collagen and elastin and reverse the

signs of ageing from UV.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is also hailed by skin professionals

for its ability to rejuvenate and strengthen skin

against a broad range of skin conditions such

as dryness, pigmentation and excess sebum.

Vitamin C

Applied in the form of L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin

C helps protect cells from UV free radical

damage, assists in collagen production and

also helps prevent tyrosinase enzymes in

your body from creating excessive amounts

of melanin.

Alpha hydroxy acids

AHAs include glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric

acids, and have also been shown to help with

pigmentation irregularities. AHAs can create

mild irritation, so 10 to 15 percent is usually the

concentration used in products. Be sure to use

sunscreen on top of AHA products as it makes

skin more sun-sensitive.

Solar lentigines

A lentigo (plural lentigines) is a non-cancerous,

pigmented spot with a clearly defi ned edge. Lentigines

may evolve slowly over years, or appear suddenly.

They may occur anywhere on the body and vary in

colour from light brown to black.

These spots are caused by UV sun exposure and

the degree depends on how much UV light these

melanin pigments are exposed to. These must be

monitored as they may develop into skin cancer and

melanoma. Annual checks with your dermatologist or

skin specialist is essential.

Melasma

Melasma or Chloasma is pigmentation that is deeper

in the skin’s dermis. It appears on the face as larger

brown patches with a non-distinct border. This type

of pigmentation is more common in women. Though

causes are unknown, it is often linked to hormonal

imbalances. The condition is made worse with UV

exposure, overheating the blood, some medications,

pregnancy and stress.

Post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation

This is a response to injury of the skin and can be the

result of acne, burns, friction or overly aggressive clinical

treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion,

laser and IPL. This condition often resolves with time

and generally responds well to topical products.

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Often people think what is solely pigmentation is

actually a combination of pigmentation and redness

(surface blood vessels). This skin condition is called

Poikiloderma of Civatte (POC), which is the common

weathering change that aff ects the skin on the front

and sides of the neck and décolletage.

POC is very common in Australian women. There

are many contributing factors including the hot climate,

excessive sun exposure, genetics and hormonal

factors. It occurs commonly on women who neglect to

protect their neck and chest from sun exposure. While

focus has always been placed on using sunblock on

the face, remember that the neck, décolletage and

hands also need to be protected.

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MEDICAL TREATMENTS

FOR PIGMENTATION

A dermatologist or cosmetic doctor can correctly diagnose and recommend clinical treatments such as

laser, Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light-Emitting Diode (LED) therapy, acid or

enzyme peels, along with appropriate skincare.

If seeking any of these treatments without medical advice, it is important to fi nd a clinic or salon with

experienced practitioners who understand exactly which type of pigmentation they are treating. A good

practitioner will fi rst discuss your specifi c concerns and medical history, any medications you take and

diagnose your Fitzpatrick skin type (this is a system used to determine how people will pigment or respond

to sun exposure).

IPL and LED light therapy is eff ective on most people with specifi c skin conditions such as pigmentation,

sunspots, broken capillaries, redness and uneven skin texture. It can also improve the overall tone and

texture of the skin, as well as treating fi ne lines by creating a more plumped up appearance. A series of four

to six treatments may be required for optimum results.

Also, the importance of cosmeceuticals can not be emphasised enough. Quality active skincare goes

hand in hand with an in-clinic treatment plan and, of course, an SPF30-50 sunscreen that is suitable to use

on the face, neck, hands and décolletage. csbm

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WHICH

PRODUCT

for what?

NOT ALL SKINCARE PRODUCTS

ARE CREATED EQUAL. FOUNDER OF

SYNERGIE, TERRI VINSON,

BSC. DIPFORMCHEM. DIPED. ASCC,

LIFTS THE LID ON THE INGREDIENTS

PROVEN TO WORK.

Vitamins and minerals are important not only for

your general health but, when applied to the skin,

can also play an essential role in skin correction

and anti-ageing.

Although topical vitamins have been available for

decades, it’s only in recent years that formulators have

been able to harness these vital ingredients in the most

stable and bioavailable form.

It is essential that the active components of skin

vitamins remain viable for the shelf life of the product.

The active components must also be able to penetrate

the stratum corneum and reach the receptor sites of

the target cells. If the particles are too large they will

remain on the outer skin layers and merely ‘feed’ the

dead cells.

Current medical research regards the essential ‘skin

food’ vitamins A, B and C as fundamental to any antiageing

regimen. Almost every skin type and condition

will benefi t from them if delivered in the correct form,

and they should be used as your skin begins to age

from around the mid 20s.

When deciding which products are right for you, it

is always best to be guided by a skincare professional

and look for the clinical data backing all claims.

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Vitamin A

Look for products that refer

to ‘stabilised retinol’ which

is readily absorbed, highly

stable and non-irritating.

This regulates the rate of

cell turnover to improve

skin texture, increases

collagen production to

address fi ne lines, inhibits

the enzyme tyrosinase

to address excess and

abnormal melanin production

(hyperpigmentation), and

regulates oil production to

improve acne.

Vitamin A and additional

ingredients such as lactic acid

(AHA), which exfoliates the

skin, and salicylic acid (BHA),

which removes dead cell

debris, can leave ‘fresh’ skin

exposed to UV light.

It is therefore recommended

you always apply adequate

sun protection in the form of

a zinc oxide-based sunblock

during the day to protect new

and vulnerable skin.

Topical vitamin A is not

recommended for pregnant or

lactating women.

Vitamin B3

Often referred to as niacinamide, vitamin B3 increases ceramide production to

increase natural hydration levels and skin luminosity; prevents the transfer of

melanin from melanocyte to keratinocyte, thus reducing hyperpigmentation;

increases the natural immunity of the skin to defend against environmental

stress; and reduces excess oil production.

Vitamin C

As L-ascorbic acid – the form of vitamin C that the majority of medical papers

refer to as being most active on human skin cells – vitamin C increases

collagen production to reduce fi ne lines and minimise scarring and is a

potent anti-infl ammatory. Infl ammation is the basis of most adverse

skin conditions. Vitamin C also inhibits tyrosinase activity to address

hyperpigmentation.

New evidence suggests that some topical skin vitamins operate at

an optimal pH level. Vitamins A and B are thought to perform best in

a slightly alkaline environment, which means it is best to use these

vitamins together. Vitamin C, which operates best at a lower acidic pH,

should be used separately.

What can vitamins be used to treat?

Pigmentation Vitamins A, B and C address uneven skin tone and pigmentation

concerns at diff erent levels. Added benefi t can be found from using mineral

sunscreen to prevent sun damage and a gentle lactic acid exfoliant to

remove dead surface cells. Potent active ingredients such as Chromabright

and Potassium Azeloyl Glycinate help target melanin production and lighten

skin tone.

Acne Vitamin A regulates excess oil production and the over-production of

skin cells. Vitamin B3 regulates oil production in synergy with vitamin A, while

also increasing the immune response of the skin to combat bacterial infection.

Vitamin C and natural antibacterial agents such as Manuka essential oil reduce

infl ammation within pores.

Vitamin C also helps heal damaged skin by increasing collagen production.

Adolescents with acne may benefi t from vitamins A, B and C but they are not

recommended for pre-pubescent children unless directed.

Lines and wrinkles Vitamins A and C both act to increase collagen production

and address fi ne lines. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, which helps defend

against environmental stressors ageing the skin. Vitamin B3 improves natural

hydration levels and strengthens the outer skin layer.

This in turn improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Other essential anti-ageing actives include botanical extracts such as Gatuline,

collagen-stimulating peptides and antioxidants such as green tea and Phyoxolin.

But vitamins aren’t Mother Nature’s only healing ingredients. The single most

important anti-ageing product is not a vitamin at all, but a mineral. Given that

sun damage is the fundamental basis of environmental ageing, zinc oxide used

in a broad-spectrum sunblock should be your number-one skincare ingredient,

protecting you against the harmful rays from the sun. csbm

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skin

flawless

in a

flash

makeup for

post-procedure

skin

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Planning a cosmetic procedure? Hide redness or bruising with

jane iredale mineral makeup, the breathable makeup that provides

flawless coverage while soothing your skin. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

Jane iredale mineral makeup is a girl’s best friend

after surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments,

delivering health benefits to the skin while camouflaging

telltale redness and bruising, helping you get back to normal

life as quickly as possible.

Using only pure micronised minerals and quality

cosmeceuticals, jane iredale plays an important role

post-treatment and is recommended by plastic and

cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and leading skin

therapists around the world.

Cosmetic practitioners and skin therapists have come

to rely on mineral makeup as a means of allowing clients to

return to work after a lunchtime treatment. From laser skin

jane iredale is

recommended by

surgeons around

the world

About jane iredale

jane iredale is acknowledged as the pioneer in the field

of mineral makeup. Its credibility from medical use has

propelled it into salons and spas, where it is now used

as enhancement makeup as well as to hide redness from

injectables, peels and other anti-ageing procedures.

Indeed, it has propelled an ever-increasing trend towards

makeup as a true extension of skincare has developed.

It’s no longer enough for makeup to simply enhance

appearance; people want and expect it to aid the health

of the skin.

Each product undergoes specific testing – not because

it’s required but because the company believes in offering

the consumer the highest quality product line possible.

The comprehensive range offers a full spectrum of

products and coverage – from Glow Time BB Cream and

Dream Tint tinted moisturiser to fuller coverage Amazing

Base 4-in-1 loose mineral powder and Disappear Concealer,

in colours to suit all skin shades. csbm

treatments and face surgery to anti-ageing facials and even

waxing, the jane iredale range helps to calm the skin and

offers excellent camouflage.

It’s hard to believe that a foundation made from crushed

rocks can be good for your skin, but in fact it helps prevent

the breeding of bacteria and soothes stressed or irritated

skin. It’s even gentle enough for people with sensitive

conditions such as acne and rosacea.

All products in the range are made from raw ingredients

that replace the need for those such as talc, chemical

dyes, perfumes and other preservatives that are harmful to

the skin.

Only pure micronised minerals are used, providing

weightless, fast, breathable and natural coverage without

any irritation. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are naturally

occurring minerals that are known anti-inflammatories

to help calm and cover redness (erythema) and bruising

post-treatment.

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City

skin

detox

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It’s not

called

The Big

Smoke for

nothing.

Our skin

is at the

mercy of

pollution

just as

much

as our

waterways.

We are becoming increasingly aware of the hazards of our urban

lifestyle on our skin and the cosmetics industry has followed

suit, introducing a new crop of products laced with superantioxidants

and grime-fighting city combatants. Where scientists have

seen a hole in the ozone, beauty companies have seen an opening in the

cosmetic market.

Spotting city skin is easy, pardon the pun. It’s dull and congested

with blocked pores and dehydrated with patches of dryness. Stress has

depleted the skin of nutrients and it’s been over-exposed to late nights,

alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants. It’s choked with smoke and

ragged thanks to air-conditioning and other major contributors to poor

skin. However, by protecting ourselves from ultraviolet radiation and

photoageing by using the correct formulations and the most effective

method to deliver our skincare, while supplementing with vitamins and

antioxidants, we can significantly improve sallow skin.

Skin is made up of tiny pores that ensure the skin can breathe and

regulate body temperature, among other tasks, but they also filter out

the grime and debris associated with everyday life. Of course, that means

that we city slickers have skin coated with a fine layer of nasty toxins from

the pollution.

According to a University of California, Berkeley study, skin ailments

are most certainly linked to air pollution in cities. It found the ozone

rapidly strips Vitamin E, an important component of healthy skin, from the

uppermost skin layer. Skin conditions aggravated in urban environments

include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and other ailments which generate

itchy, red, inflamed and scaly skin.

The researchers examined the stratum corneum, a thin layer at the

surface that accounts for less than five percent of the skin. Long considered

an inert layer of dead skin, the stratum corneum is now receiving

considerable attention as the gateway to underlying body tissues.

‘Skincare companies know if you have dry skin, it’s your stratum

corneum that’s in trouble,’ says Berkeley researcher Dr Jens Thiele.

‘Everything you apply on the skin has to pass through that layer.’

The urban environment causes the destruction of the skin’s natural

barrier function, which regulates the movement of materials in and out of

the skin. It is also thought the increased formation of harmful chemicals

from the breakdown of the skin’s fatty lipids triggers an inflammatory

response in underlying skin layers.

Dr Neil Sadick, a clinical professor of dermatology in New York, agrees.

‘With the changes in the ozone layer we’re getting more instant ultraviolet

radiation, as well as more damage from environmental pollutants. In my

practice we’re definitely seeing more patients, and younger ones, with

damaged skin. To repair it, and to guard against further threats, the two

major factors necessary are a broad-spectrum sunscreen and a highpotency

antioxidant formula.’ csbm

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3.

4.

BACK

TO

BASICS

2.

Fear not – it’s not quite as dire as it

sounds. There are several simple

things you can do to equalise the

eff ects of city living on your skin.

First up, your epidermis will thank

you every day for a basic twice-daily

skincare routine. Get skin in tip-top

condition by cleansing, toning and

moisturising every morning before

applying makeup (it should go without

saying that falling asleep with your

makeup on is a no-no). Exfoliation to

slough away dead cells and brighten

the complexion can be done at home,

or with microdermabrasion or a peel

at a salon to remove surface debris.

Improving the skin’s resistance to

pollution is the name of the game. Use

sun protection and a moisturiser rich

with ingredients to improve the skin’s

surface strength.

Cosmetics are often blamed for

clogging pores but they can actually

protect against pollution because they

provide a fi ne layer of resistance, so

don’t steer clear of your makeup bag.

Oh, and keep hand cream in your bag

to soothe chapped hands.

1. Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser 200ml, $45, 2. Aspect

Dr ABC Essential Kit, $180, 3. ASAP Clear Complexion

Gel 50ml, $50, 4. Babor SKINOVAGE PX Intensifi er

Detox Serum SPF 15 30ml, $128, 5. Neostrata Oily

Skin Solution 100ml, $43.95 6. Napoleon Perdis

Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup

Remover 74ml, $59 7. Aspect Hydra Shield SPF 15

30ml, $57,20 8. M.A.C Volcanic Ash Exfoliator 100ml,

$37, 9. Racinne Ultimate Hydra Perfection Gentle Scrub

Mask 75ml, $44, 10. Essano Rosehip Oil with Acai Berry

20ml, $19.99, 11. PureSonic Sonic Facial Cleasing

Brush in Perfectly Pink, $99, 12. The Aromatherpay Co.

Detoxifying Bath Salts 300g, $21.95, 13. Colorescience

Hydrating Setting Mist 118ml, $50.60

7.

8.

10.

12.

11.

13.

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5.

1.

2.

6.

5.

6.

POLLUTION

SOLUTIONS

Just think of a sliced apple turning brown to visualise the urban impact of

oxidisation on your skin. Research is increasingly pointing the blame for

ageing and illness towards oxidative cell damage caused by the environment.

Here is where antioxidants step in to defend the skin, providing it with a

fi ghting chance of repairing existing damage and defending itself against

future ageing.

Antioxidants are compounds that counteract the damaging eff ects of free

radicals on cell structures, as well as cellular DNA. Free radicals accelerate

the ageing process and are the result of oxygen molecules being oxidised,

but they can also be created by exposure to various environmental factors,

smoking and UV radiation. They are unstable cells that, if left unchecked,

can compromise your health and potentially lead to cancer.

When pollution damages the skin, the cells release superoxide free

radicals and other molecules that unleash their energy at random, like a

stray bullet.

For years the leading antioxidants in topical beauty products Vitamins

A, C and E. The list now also includes those such as alpha hydroxyl acids,

hyaluronic acid, peptides, coenzyme Q10, idebenone, resveratrol and

coff eeberry, many of which are found in the latest grime-fi ghting products –

from the cosmetic giants to the natural and organic boutique lines. csbm

1. Obagi Professional-C

20% Serum 30ml, $99.95,

2. Sisley Botanical D-TOX

30ml, $245, 3. Elizabeth

Arden PRO Cellular

Recovery Serum 50ml,

$180, 4. HydroPeptide

Soothing Serum - Redness

Repair & Relief 30ml, $190,

5. Lancome Advanced

Génifi que Youth Activating

Concentrate 30ml, $95, 6.

SkinCeuticals C + AHA

30ml, $169, 7. Synergie

Skin SupremaC 30ml, $110,

8. SkinMedica Vitamin C+E

Complex 28.3g, $161.50, 9.

PCA Skin C&E Strength Max

28g, $136.40, 10. Paula’s

Choice Resist C15 Super

Booster 20ml, $55, 11.

Kerstin Florian Correcting

Multi-Vitamin Day Crème

SPF 15 50ml, $109, 12.

Dr. Lewinn’s Reversaderm

Enzymatic Detoxifying Mask

70ml, $49.95, 13. Glo.

Therapeutics Restorative

Mask 50ml, $77

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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EXPO

AUSTRALIA

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23

August 2015

Sydney Exhibition Centre,

Glebe Island

INDUSTRY

LEADERS

ON-BOARD

FOR

2015

BEAUTY

EXPO

Hairdresser: Richard Kavanagh

Makeup: Rae Morris

Photographer: Jen Hare

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The Face2Face Makeup Awards are an annual highlight

of the industry, uncovering extraordinary makeup artists

and rewarding them for their skills, creativity and passion

Beauty Expo Australia is the largest of its kind in the

Southern Hemisphere, held on Saturday August

22 and Sunday August 23 at the Sydney Exhibition

Centre at Glebe Island.

‘This year’s Expo boasts a who’s-who of beauty

products and services, including OPI, Pelactiv, Inglot,

Comfortel, Youngblood, Bio Sculpture Gel, France Medical,

Sunescape and Lycon,’ said Amelia Coote-Harris, Beauty

Expo Event Director. ‘It will also feature a host of education

seminars from the industry’s most respected international

and local talent.’

‘It really is a must-attend event for anyone in the spa,

beauty, medi and wellness fields.’

Industry Awards

Beauty Expo Australia 2015 is also home to two of the

industry’s most prestigious awards:

• Nailympia Australia, in association with Nailympia London

• Face2Face Makeup Awards

Nailympia Australia attracts the best in manicuring

talent from across the country, giving nail technicians

the opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity. A

respected panel of experts will judge this year’s Awards,

with winners receiving fantastic prizes along with coverage

in international press.

The Face2Face Makeup Awards are an annual highlight

of the industry, uncovering extraordinary makeup artists

and rewarding them for their skills, creativity and passion.

Makeup Artist of the Year, Becca Gilmartin, is this year’s

Awards Director, bringing with her a wealth of experience

such as Australian Fashion Week and Australia’s Next

Top Model.

‘The Face2Face Makeup Awards are a platform for

every kind of makeup artist to explore their craft, push

their own personal limits and display excellence on a

national competition level not yet seen in Australia,’ said

Becca Gilmartin.

Paramedical

Conference

New in 2015 at Beauty Expo Australia is the

Paramedical Conference, in collaboration with The

Laser Lounge and industry leading training partners,

The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal

Science (AACDS).

This one-day event, How to Successfully

Transition Your Beauty Salon into a Medi-Clinic,

held on Saturday 22 August is invaluable for beauty

graduates, therapists, salon and medi-clinic owners,

as well as medical practitioners who are seeking to

work with beauty professionals.

Featuring an array of industry experts to share

their know-how, insights and advice, the Paramedical

Conference has been designed to arm attendees

with the knowledge and confidence to be successful

in the field of paramedical beauty.

Whether it is education, experiencing the latest

products, networking or tapping into new market

trends, Beauty Expo Australia provides beauty, medi

and spa professionals with unparalleled opportunities

for growth and development.

For further event information please visit:

www.beautyexpoaustralia.com.au

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CENTIMETRES

fast

SPECIAL OCCASION COMING UP? JUST WANT TO LOOK BETTER IN YOUR

SWIMSUIT? TRY THE INTERNATIONAL BODY WRAP – IT’S GUARANTEED TO TAKE

15CM OFF YOUR TOTAL BODY CIRCUMFERENCE! AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.

Summer’s around the corner and there’s no better

time to get in shape. With just a few months to

go until you’ll be reaching for your summer shorts

and strappy singlets, the good news is there’s still plenty

of time to overhaul your winter regimen and integrate

some healthy habits into your life.

If you’ve put on a few kilos over the winter months from

warming comfort food and a more sedentary lifestyle,

give your body the boost it needs with the International

Body Wrap.

The wrap not only eliminates toxins and reveals radiant,

glowing skin, it will also help you shed a minimum of 15cm

from your total body circumference, or your money back.

Not only is it the ideal solution to kick off your summerbody

regime, it’s also perfect as a last-minute centimetrestripping

option for a special occasion.

‘A full body wrap is a great treatment to detoxify,

hydrate and slim the body,’ says Nicole Gruodiene from

Nicole’s Beauty salon in Double Bay. ‘It is perfect as a

single treatment or as a course to gain optimum results.

Many of my clients use the wrap to help them squeeze

into their “little black dress”.’

Now, to the treatment itself. Your body is fi rst measured

and marked up so that your exact centimetre loss can

be calculated after the treatment. Then you are wrapped

from head to toe with bandages soaked in natural Dead

Sea clay – and it feels heavenly.

‘It’s a bit like being an Egyptian Mummy, with special

contour bandages that have been soaked in an allnatural

dead sea clay solution,’ says Gruodiene. This

solution acts like a giant poultice and draws out toxins

and impurities from your body while cleansing your skin

and leaving it feeling softer, smoother and more toned.’

‘After just one hour, not only is your skin softer and

fi rmer but the skin tissue is also compressed and the soft

fatty tissues are compacted, resulting in the reduction of

your body circumference,’ explains Gruodiene.

In this hydrated form, each clay particle expands,

enabling it to pick up many times its own weight in

various body toxins.

According to Gruodiene, clay has amazing detoxifying

properties. ‘It’s a magnet for many toxic elements present

in the body such as free radicals,’ she says.

After an hour the wraps are removed to reveal skin that

is more toned with an overall improved appearance. Your

body ends up smaller and trimmer without any weight

loss. The centimetres lost are not a result of water loss

and therefore results should last at least 30 days – and

up to 12 months if you have a healthy lifestyle and don’t

put on any weight.

The loss of centimetres isn’t the only star of the show

– the wrap off ers a host of beauty and health advantages,

including improved circulation, refi ned skin texture and

higher energy levels. csbm

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LOSE 15CM AND KEEP IT OFF!

Nicole’s Beauty Salon offers only the very best treatments available,

including the International Body Wrap which improves the appearance

of cellulite, stretch marks and scar tissue and is guaranteed to take 15

centimetres off your entire body size - or your money back!

With highly trained aestheticians and stunning surroundings, any

treatment you have at Nicole’s Beauty Salon will be a luxurious

experience you’ll long for time and time again.

02 9327 7728

mobile 0410 627 767

nicole@nicolesbeautysalon.com.au

Shop 8, 401 - 407 New South Head Rd,

Double Bay NSW 2028

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Sweetness and

light is the name

of the game this

spring. Here are

our favourite new

products ripe for

the picking!

Shed

your

winter

skin

Long pants and baggy jumpers mean it’s all too easy to

let your skin go into hibernation over the winter months.

We often forget to exfoliate, allowing dead skin cells to

build up, producing a dull, lacklustre appearance. However

with summer on its way, now is the perfect time to slough

off the outer layers of the skin and reveal a refreshed,

rejuvenated complexion.

Some great in-salon treatments to really kickstart your

skin into behaving at optimal levels and looking its best are

Omnilux and Healite, which both use LED light therapy to

stimulate skin cell renewal from within.

If microdermabrasion is more your thing, try the latest

version: the HydraFacial, which is a combination of

exfoliation, peel, pore extraction and antioxidant infusion.

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Warmer months don’t deplete your natural

moisture nearly as much as winter but it’s

still necessary to make sure your skin’s

moisture levels are maintained. However,

it might be an idea to set aside heavyduty

skin creams and stock up on lighter

products that will help to illuminate your

skin and give you a glow.

Summer moisturisers should feel light

and weightless on your skin. For the face,

use an oil-free moisturiser that contains

a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15.

Today there’s also a range of moisturisers

that contain low levels of the self-tanning

agent dihydroxyacetone. Not only are

these hybrid formulas more foolproof than

traditional tanners, but they are also very

moisturising, with versions for the face.

1.

2.

1. Medik8 Hydr8 Day 360 with SPF

15, $119, 2. Sisley Self Tanning

Hydrating Facial Skin Care 60ml, $130,

3. Racinne Ultimate Hydra Perfection

Illuminating Cream 50g, $44, 4. BABOR

SKINOVAGE PX Intensifi er Illuminating

Serum 30ml, $131, 5. Obagi Hydrate

Facial Moisturizer 48g, $49.95, 6. ASAP

Advanced Hydrating Moisturiser 50ml,

$75, 7. Synergie HydroGel 50ml, $110,

8. Thalgo Hydra-Marine 24H Gel-Cream

50ml, $85, 9. Skinstitut Multi-Active Oil

50ml, $45

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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UMMERISE

Sheer is the name of the daytime game. We love beige, shell, peach, pastels or pinks to add

luminescence, while bronzing gels and powders are a great way to warm up the entire face.

Blend them into your cheekbones, temples, under your eyes and chin.

To put your own slant on the chocolate smoky eye, muted browns, taupes or greys will

add defi nition. Cream formulas are more water-resistant and blend nicely with your skin,

making your makeup appear more natural.

Apply beige cream eyeshadow or a lid primer to your eyelid to ensure your application

is smooth and long-lasting. Your darker hues can be smudged over the top and built up

according to your fancies. Finish with a pop of pale gold on the centre of your lids and at the

inner corners of your eyes to open and defi ne and, of course, lashings of mascara.

8.

9.

1.

3.

6.

5.

7.

1.

2.

4.

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YOUR LOOK

20.

1. BABOR Perfect Skin Illuminator in

19.

light 01, $68, 2. Sisley Phyto-Touche

Illuminator, $120, 3. NeoStrata

Illuminating Serum 30ml, $59.95, 4.

Dr. Lewinn’s Skin Perfect Anti-Ageing

Illuminiser, $24.95, 5. Synergie Minerals

HydroBronze Pressed Bronzer, $49, 6.

Colorescience Sheer Crème Foundation

in Girl From Ipanema 30ml, $68.20, 7.

NEEK Vegan Lipstick in Sweet About Me,

$38, 8. Synergie Minerals Eyedration in

Vanilla Bean, $32, 9. Synergie Minerals

Luminiser in Moonglow, $49, 10. Sisley

Phyto-Eye Twist in 1 Topaz, $50, 11.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact,

$118, 12. Lancome Miracle Cushion,

$60, 13. YSL Kiss & Blush in Rose Frivole,

$59, 14. M.A.C. Casual Colour Lip &

Cheek Colour in Relaxation, $41, 15.

Colorescience Pressed Mineral Bronzer

in Mojave, $72.60, 16. Nude by Nature

Pressed Matte Mineral Bronzer, $39.95,

17. Nude by Nature Pressed Eyeshadow

Palette in Ultimate Nude, $24.95, 18.

Sisley Phyto-Blush Eclat in 4 Pinky Rose,

$90, 19. Sisley Phyto Ombre Glow

Eyeshadow in Gold, $55, 20. Nude by

Nature Virgin Blush, $19.95

17.

16.

18.

15.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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21. Glo.Minerals Bronzer in

Sunkiss, $69, 22. Glo.Minerals

Blush Duo in Petunia, $36, 23.

ASAP Mineral Bronzer in Shade

One, $40, 24. Nude by Nature

BB 5-in-1 Miracle Serum, 25.

The Nail Lab Flossie Nail Polish,

$15, 26. The Nail Lab Archie

Nail Polish, $15, 27.M.A.C

Nail Lacquer Vernis À Ongles

in Lightness of Being, $22, 28.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot

Pre-Foundation Skin Primer 50ml,

$59, 29. Glo.Minerals Sheer Tint

Base in Natural 40ml, $47, 30.

Arbonne Blush in Tafetta, $41,

31. Arbonne Eyeshadow in Linen,

$27, 32. M.A.C. Pro Longwear

Paint Pot in Groundwork, $35, 33.

YSL Couture Mono High-Impact

Color Eye Shadow in Marceau,

$49, 34. Paula’s Choice The

Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette,

$73, 35. Elixabeth Arden PRO

Perfecting Minerals in Shade 3,

$59, 36. Ulta3 Perfect Balance

Primer 30ml, $8.95.

21.

22.

32.

23.

31.

25. 26.

24.

27. 28. 29. 30.

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2.

3.

4.

33.

GUILT-

FREE

GLOW

34.

35. 36.

We all know how harmful the sun’s rays can be so why not

bluff your way to being a bronzed goddess? In the past

few years, fake tans have come a long way so there’s less

chance of turning out the colour of a carrot. To minimise the

chance of streaking, exfoliate your skin before application

to remove any dirt and dry patches that the tanner could

cling to. And, remember, by keeping your skin hydrated by

using a moisturiser everyday, your skin will be less likely to

peel and the precious pigment will be sealed in for as long

as possible.

1. Lancome Self-Tan Autobronzant Flash Bronzer 125ml,

$75, 2. Arbonne Liquid Sunshine Tinted Self-Tanner

118ml, $70, 3. Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Body

Skin Care 60ml, $120, 4. Jergens Natural Glow Body

Moisturiser in Fair to Medium 118ml, $10.99

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3in1

hair

styler

the

only

hair

styling

device

you’ll

need

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About

the

inventor

Joseph Mourad is an established and

celebrity-renowned hairdresser in

Sydney’s Double Bay, with more than

30 years of experience. With the likes of

Miranda Kerr, Mya and Mel B on his client

list, Mourad has a reputation for turning

hair from drab to fab.

He is especially sought after for his

undetectable hair extensions and the

advanced fusion technique with

which he applies them.

Now, he’s released a game-changing

invention after 10 years in development –

the first and only hair dryer, straightener

and styler combined.

For more information on this revolutionary

DIY styling device, call 02 9328 2277 or

visit www.josephmourad.com.au

Welcome to a new age

of at-home hair styling,

where every day you can

look like you’ve come

straight from the salon.

AimÉe Surtenich reports.

Hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons

– these are the essential hair styling

appliances in any self-respecting

girl’s quest for fuller, sexier, head-turning hair.

But what if you could magically combine all

three in the one appliance, saving you time

(and bathroom space)? Well, ladies, magic

does happen.

Joseph Mourad, world-famous

hairdresser and hair extension expert, has

created the first-ever hair dryer, straightener

and styler in one.

There’s nothing better than a salon

blowdry and straighten – but, for a style that

seems so easily done in-salon, the same

look can become near impossible to achieve

at home. The best part about Mourad’s 3-in-

1 device is that it’s a foolproof way to style

your hair to perfection – no more battles with

hair straighteners or awkward angles trying

to blowdry volume to your tresses.

‘The frustration associated with DIY

styling is usually down to coordination,’

says Mourad. The secret behind that freshfrom-the-salon

look is the ability to move

seamlessly between a blowdryer, brush and

straightener. Mourad’s device combines

these three tools into one device.

With hot plates for straightening, hot

air vents for blow-drying and attachable

brush bristles, Mourad’s system dries hair,

adds volume and straightens or styles for a

smooth, slick finish.

Most importantly, it’s fast – transforming

your look in only minutes, whether you’re

after slick and straight shine, soft waves and

body, or large, flowing curls.

The blowdryer, brush and straightener

can be used as a combined system, or

separately as a stand-alone blowdryer or

straightener. In short, this is an all-in-one

solution to DIY styling. Mourad’s invention

brings professional styling home with you; it’s

easy to use and achieves fast, runway-ready

results. csbm

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BENEFITS

DUA

GET SUN-

SAVVY WITH

LUXE BEAUTY

PRODUCTS

THAT DOUBLE

UP AS SUN

PROTECTION.

Each summer, the media bombards us with the importance

of applying sunscreen every day – and for good reason.

According to the Medical Journal of Australia, two in three

Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Not

to mention that sitting in sunlight without sunscreen is one of the

easiest ways to speed up the ageing process.

If you’re one of the many people who enjoy a golden glow during

the warmer seasons, this sun-smart advice can easily be ignored.

However, recent research may change your mind. Published in

the Annals of Internal Medicine, a study confi rms that regular

applications of sunscreen can make a big diff erence in the

appearance of your skin.

Reseachers gathered a group of individuals under the age of 55

who applied sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to their head,

neck, arms and hands every morning after bathing, after spending

more than a few hours in direct sunlight or after perspiring heavily.

A diff erent group was asked to apply sunscreen ‘at their discretion’,

while a control group was given placebo pills or B-carotene

supplements daily. Researchers took impressions of the back of the

participant’s hands at the initiation of the study and again 45 years

later. These impressions were able to quantify microscopic changes

it the skin, including signs of ageing.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the participants who used

sunscreen on a daily basis showed 24 percent less skin ageing

compared with individuals who were allowed to apply lotion at their

own discretion.

With the advanced beauty and skincare products with SPF

available to us now – that actually aff ect positive changes in our

skin to help combat anti-ageing, prevent breakouts and refi ne the

complexion – there is no excuse not to protect your precious skin

(and make you look better in the process!). csbm

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Skin

saviours

1.

2.

3.

1. BABOR SKINOVAGE PX Intensifier Detox

Serum SPF 15 30ml, $128, 2. Shu Uemura

Skin:Fit SPF 30PA +++ 30ml, $65, 3. Mesoestetic

Dermatological Sun Protection SPF 50+, $69, 4.

ASAP Hydrating Lip Balm+ SPF15, $20, 5. ASAP

CC Cream SPF15, $55, 6. Arbonne Sheer Finish

Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 in Light, $51, 7. Cancer

Council Body Lotion SPF30 200ml, $17.95, 8.

True Solutions True All Day Moisture SPF 30+

Tinted 100ml, $60, 9. Cetaphil Suntivity SPF 50+

Tinted Lotion 50ml, $16.50

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

4.

1. 2.

3.

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MAKEUP

WITH

BENEFITS

1. M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact

SPF 30 in Medium Dark, $42, 2. M.A.C. Mineralize

Moisture SPF 15 Foundation in A24, $49, 3.

Colorescience Lip Shine SPF 35 in Pink, $35,

4. Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder

Foundation SPF 15 in Bisque, $53, 5. Paula’s

Choice Resist Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40 in

Sheer Pink, $28, 6. Synergie BB Flawless

in Ivory, $79, 7. Cancer Council BB Crème

3 in 1 in Light 50ml, $15.95

5. 6. 7.

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FAV

OUR

ITES

WE SHARE THE PRODUCTS WE CAN’T

LIVE WITHOUT, STRAIGHT FROM THE

BELLA BEAUTY DESK.

Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, $48.

The perfect complement to the legendary Diorshow

mascara is this new serum that plumps and lengthens

your lashes for long-term results.

ELES Liquid Powder Mineral

Foundation in Natural Beige, $66.50.

This has staying power and great

coverage without looking heavy or

feeling tacky. It leaves a velvety fi nish

and is super easy to apply.

ELES BB Cream in Medium, $49.50.

This BB cream is a real wake-up for

lackluster skin, transforming your

complexion to dewy and radiant in

a fl ash. It’s also a great primer under

foundation if you’re after fuller coverage.

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow

in Bone 2, $42. This silky

powder eyeshadow glides

on suprememly and is the

perfect neutral shade on its

own or for use as a base.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

Forever EDP 50ml, $120.

This oh-so-pretty fragrance

is perfect for spring – light,

fl oral and feminine with key

notes of blackberry, blue

wisteria and white woods.

Dior Miss Dior EDT 50ml,

$126. This timeless classic

is sweet yet sophisticated

with a patchouli punch,

heart of jasmine and notes

of zesty citrus.

Giorgio Armani

Acqua Di Gio.

Pour Homme EDT

100ml, $190

The perfect male

cologne, in our

humble opinion!

It’s equal parts

light and zesty

and woody and

aromatic.

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BABOR Energizing Lime

Mandarin Invigorating Body Foam

200ml, $68 & BABOR Energizing

Lime Mandarin Invigorating

Peeling Gel 200ml, $63.

This collection is at-home spa

decadence at its best.

MonoDermà E5 Soothing

& Hydrating with Vitamin E

28 Doses, $49.95. Delivering

skin-loving pure Vitamin E, each

capsule hydrates and soothes

skin while helping prevent against

further environmental damage.

RM DNA Renewal DNA Intensive Renewal

30ml, $157.50. Developed by world-renowned

dermatologist Dr Ronald Moy, this sophisticated

formula targets the skin’s natural DNA repair

processes to boost moisture levels.

Colorescience Sunforgettable

Mineral Finishing Powder SPF

50 in Medium, $79.20. This

self-dispensing multi-tasker is a

fl awless-fi nish mineral powder

and SPF50 sunblock in one.

beauty & spa

Jurlique Precious Rose Hand

Cream Limited Edition 150ml,

$75. Celebrate 30 years of

Jurlique with this limited edition

hand cream, an even more

indulgent version of their iconic

original rose hand cream.

SkinMedica TNS Recovery

Complex Serum, $218.

This patented treatment gel

is formulated with a high

concentration of growth factors

to smooth fi ne lines, fade

pigmentation and create a more

supple and even complexion.

CosMedix C.P.R. Skin Recovery Serum 15ml,

$74.80. This instantly calms infl amed and irritated

skin while helping to protect and restore skin with

its powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants.

Great for post-procedure skin as a recovery serum

or for those with sensitive skin.

Lancome Self-Tan Autobronzant Flash

Bronzer 125ml, $75. A perennial

favourite (and we’ve tried quite a few,

trust us!), this delivers a golden, even

tan everytime. A summer essential!

Société Clinical Skincare Skin

Hydration Complex 50ml, $88. This

advanced antioxidant, hyaluronic acid

and peptide hydration system promotes

increased collagen and elastin production,

for supple, plump and smooth skin.

PCA Skin Ideal

Complex: Revitalizing

Eye Gel 14g, $125.40.

This cutting edge

eyecream can be used

all over the eye region

(including lid) to fi rm

and lift skin with its

potent mix of stem

cells and peptides.

Aspect Dr ABC Essential Kit, $180. Now you can try

the cult products from the Aspect Dr range – it’s the

essential vitamin treatment kit for ageing and tired skin.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Silver Edition 100ml,

$280. This collector’s edition, celebrating 25 years of

skincare excellence, visibly improves the moisturisation,

fi rmness and elasticity of the skin.

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Beauty Expo

Reed Exhibitions

Phone +61 2 9422 2500

info@salonmelbourne.com.au

www.salonmelbourne.com.au

Bella Media

Phone +61 2 9398 2755

info@bellamedia.com.au

www.bellamedia.com.au

Dr Buddy Beaini

MD Cosmedical Solutions

Phone 1300 885 808

info@mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au

www.mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au

eCO2 Laser

Advanced Cosmeceuticals

Phone 1800 242 011

www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au

Dr John Flynn

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic

Phone +61 7 5588 4777

info@cosmedic.com.au

www.cosmedic.com.au

Val Glover-Hovan

Cosmetic Tattoo Australia

Phone +61 2 9938 2111

www.cosmetictattooaustralia.com

HydraFacial

High Tech Laser

Phone 1300 309 233

www.likeyourlook.com.au

Jane Iredale

Margifox

Phone +61 7 5474 1788

enquiries@margifox.com.au

www.margifox.com.au

MDerma

Klinic Solutions

Phone +61 3 9397 3840

ji.wallace@klinicsolutions.com

www.klinicsolutions.com

MonaLisa Touch

High Tech Laser

Phone 1300 309 233

www.likeyourlook.com.au

Joseph Mourad Hair & Beauty

Phone +61 2 9328 2277

contact@josephmourad.com.au

www.josephmourad.com.au

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian

Designer Smiles

Phone +61 2 9953 4189

www.designersmiles.com.au

Nicole’s Beauty

Phone +61 2 9327 7728

Phone 0410 627 767

www.nicolesbeautysalon.com.au

Dr Oseka Onuma

The Australian Centre for Female

Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation

Phone +61 8 8344 6085

www.dronuma.com.au

Regen PRP

Australasian Medical & Scientific

Phone 1800 201 760

amsl@amsl.com.au

www.amsl.com.au

Skin Renu Laser &

Rejuvenation Clinic

Phone +61 2 9555 9506

info@skinrenu.com.au

www.skinrenu.com.au

Sydney Permanent

Makeup Centre

Rita Porreca

Phone +61 2 9712 4133

info@spmuc.com.au

www.spmuc.com.au

Synergie Skin

Phone 1300 689 619

info@synergieskin.com

www.synergieskin.com

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Body Balance

Dr John Flynn

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Dr John Flynn

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Reshaping can create

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the look you want

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Breast augmentation can

enhance the natural size

and shape of your breasts

Refi nement in Cosmetic Surgery

With breast augmentation, your natural form can be

enhanced and complemented. This results in a balanced

and symmetrical effect that suits your individual body type

and achieves a feminine silhouette.

Liposuction to Shape and Contour

With liposuction, Dr John Flynn can reshape and contour

your form to achieve balance between your body’s

proportions. Areas such as the abdomen and inner and

outer thighs respond particularly well to this procedure.

CERTIFIED

IN COSMETIC

SURGERY

Dr John Flynn

M.B., B.S., Dip. R.A.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dip. P. Dermatology., F.A.C.C.S.

Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery

Certifi ed by the American Board of Laser Surgery

Dr John Flynn has over 20 years of experience as

a medical practitioner on the Gold Coast

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SURGERY

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For more information or to make an

appointment call Cosmedic and Skin Clinic

07 5588 4777

Southport | Gold Coast

Level 2, Pivotal Point

50 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

www.cosmedic.com.au | info@cosmedic.com.au

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