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34 The cheat’s way to get a
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46 The face fixers
Your facial surgery options
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How smoking increases the risks of
62 Light therapies explained
82 Your best accessory
Cosmetic dentistry options to
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92 Making sense of sunscreen
Protect your skin against the
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38 Non-invasive body
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40 Freeze the fat away with
42 Body in balance
How breast rejuvenation surgery
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80 Non-invasive vaginal
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62 Light therapies explained
108 Beauty products to covet
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Welcome to our 70th issue of Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty
Magazine. The years have passed so quickly, yet this
industry never fails to remind us that everything old
Wbecomes new again; fashion trends come and go, and beauty is
no diff erent.
While ‘less is more’ is still the catch-cry, and non-surgical
procedures such as fi llers and wrinkle-relaxing injections have
become mainstream, the move away from facial surgery has
reversed. This is due to the realisation that sometimes surgery is
the only option to achieve the best anti-ageing result for a suitable patient. On page 46 we
have a rundown of all the surgical options for facial rejuvenation.
You’ll also want to read our feature on light-based therapies (page 62) and their infi nite
applications in aesthetic enhancement, as well as our skincare essentials feature on
page 96. Probably the cheapest and easiest way to look younger is to stop smoking. On
page 52 we outline the dangers of this frowned-upon habit and the benefi ts of quitting.
From page 34 we showcase the newest in fat-busting technology, with a focus on two
treatments that off er signifi cant fat reduction – with no surgery and no downtime.
At this festive time of year, we all want to look our best and still party hard. Our article
on Survive the Party Season on page 28 gives you tips on how to make sure you can look
good while still backing up for more celebrations.
As always, our beauty pages are packed full of tried and tested products, including
the makeup must-haves to turn your look from day to night (page 112), tips and tools for
head-turning hair (page 122), and some luxurious bath products to unwind from the end
of the year rush (page 108).
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CATCH UP WITH WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE INDUSTRY...
sloWs ageing of Brain
Following a Mediterranean-style diet slows the rate
at which the brain shrinks by fi ve years, research
suggests. The study indicates a diet consisting of fruit
and vegetables, fi sh and olive oil but little red meat or
dairy products may be associated with losing fewer
brain cells due to ageing. The fi ndings add weight to
the theory that a healthy diet can stave off the onset
of Alzheimer’s disease by stopping the brain from
The Columbia University study, published by the
journal Neurology, shows that people following a
Mediterranean-like diet had a larger brain volume than
those who didn’t.
Researchers say the diff erence between the two
groups was about the same as fi ve years of ageing.
Study author Dr Yian Gu, of Columbia University, said,
‘These results are exciting, as they raise the possibility
that people may potentially prevent brain shrinking
and the eff ects of ageing on the brain simply by
following a healthy diet.’
The diet in the study included a high intake
of vegetables, legumes, fruits, cereals, fi sh and
monounsaturated fatty acids such as olive oil; a low
intake of saturated fatty acids, dairy products, meat
and poultry; and mild to moderate amounts of alcohol.
University of Nottingham Professor of Dementia
Research Tom Dening said: ‘These are interesting
fi ndings and off er encouragement to people who think
that the Mediterranean diet has preventative value
Derek Hill, professor of medical imaging science
at University College London, said: ‘Brain shrinkage –
or atrophy – is a natural consequence of ageing, and
this shrinkage proceeds more rapidly in people with
cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.’
for smaller sizes
Demand is growing for “explant” procedures – the
removal of implants altogether or in exchange for smaller
sizes, according to the American Society of Plastic
Surgeons. Demand grew by almost 10 percent from
2010 to 2014, and nearly 24,000 women had an explant
procedure last year.
‘Surgeons are seeing a defi nite shift in the look
many women are asking for, away from the very round,
prominent ‘stripper boob’ toward something more
in keeping with their natural shape,’ said American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery President-Elect
Dr Daniel Mills.
‘It’s early in the trend, and not every woman is on
board—I had a 50-year-old patient just yesterday who
wanted to be a G-cup! – but we seem to be moving
away from the ‘bigger is better’ attitude.’
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While some people couldn’t care less about keeping
up with the Kardashians, some are going to extreme
lengths to look like them.
The Kardashians are influencing lives right down to
the plastic surgeries people are choosing to get.
A UK cosmetic group has seen a 73 percent yearon-year
rise in enquiries for achieving Kardashian-like
features. This has been credited to the Kardashians’
openness about surgery. Both Kourtney and Kris have
admitted to breast implants, and Kim has also said that
she has had facial injections. While both Kim and Khloè
strongly deny rumours of buttock implants, enquiries
for such enhancement procedures have seen a 54
With Kylie the new poster girl for lip fillers, the family
has been attributed to doing more for the popularity of
cosmetic surgery than anyone before.
hints release of
new beauty line
Forty-one-year-old fashion-force Victoria Beckham revealed that a
beauty line is on her list ‘to go into at some point’.
This will be the first time she will be launching her own beauty
creations as part of her award-winning brand.
In an interview, Victoria talked about how her brand has evolved
over the years, saying, ‘I think we have grown in confidence... I never
want to be one of those brands where people know what they’re going
to see. I always want an element of surprise. One thing I never want to
do is copy what anybody else is doing. I have a signature, and it’s very
important to me to stay true to that.’
With her makeup always on point, we are more than a little bit
excited to see what the line will include, and whether it will be based
on Posh’s own luminous beauty looks.
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Brings hoPe for
Over 1.3 million Australians suff er from presbyopia, the
age-related deterioration of the eye, which prevents
reading small print and seeing detail up close.
This natural part of ageing, which necessitates reading
glasses, can now be reversed with a small disk that’s put
into the eye. Called the Kamra inlay, this opaque 3.8mmwide
disc is placed into one eye, correcting presbyopia,
and removing the need for reading glasses.
Dr Chandra Bala, eye surgeon with PersonalEYES,
Australia’s largest network of eye care clinics, says: ‘This
inlay works by only allowing focused light to reach the
retina. With focused light rays, you receive a wide range
of improved vision for all distances, near and in between.’
The small-aperture technology off ers an alternative
to implantable lenses that use a multi-focal approach.
Thousands of tiny perforations around the surface of
the inlay help your cornea stay healthy after implantation.
The inlay will not be suitable for everyone, however,
an eye examination will determine each patient’s
The Kamra inlay can be used in conjunction with laser
eye surgery, depending on the needs of the patient. This
enables a correction to be made to distance vision if
this is needed while the Kamra inlay will correct your
Blondes may or may not have more fun, but they defi nitely
have more hair. Hair colour helps determine how dense
the hair on your head is, and blondes (only natural ones,
of course), top the list.
Just two percent of the world’s population is naturally
blonde. The average human head has 100,000 hair
follicles, each of which is capable of producing 20
individual hairs during a person’s lifetime. Blondes
average 146,000 follicles. People with black hair tend to
have about 110,000 follicles, while those with brown hair
are right on target with 100,000 follicles. Redheads have
the least dense hair, averaging about 86,000 follicles.
Hair colour is based on how much melanin, or
pigmentation, is in the hair. Two types of melanin create
hair colour: eumelanin and phaeomelanin. The more
eumelanin a person has, the darker their hair will be.
Phaeomelanin works in a similar way, except instead
of causing hair to be blacker, it causes hair to be more
red. Low levels of both eumelanin and phaeomelanin
characterise blonde hair. Blonde hair can range from
practically white (platinum blonde) to a dark golden
blonde. Strawberry blonde, the mixture of blonde and
red hair, is the rarest type of blonde hair.
firefighTer undergoes World’s mosT eXTensiVe face TransPlanT
A marathon 26-hour surgery took place at NYU Langone
Medical Center in New York, to successfully complete the
world’s most extensive face transplant.
Volunteer fi refi ghter Patrick Hardison was left with
disfi guring burns across his entire face, head, neck and
upper torso after entering a burning house in the line of
duty back in 2001. Hardison had lost his ears, lips, eyelids,
eyebrows, most of his nose and all of his hair. Fourteen years
later, he has undergone a surgery that sets new standards
in facial transplantation
Led by chair of plastic surgery, Dr Eduardo D Rodriguez,
the surgery involved a team of more than 100 people,
including physicians, nurses, technical and support staff .
Hardison received the donor’s eyelids and the muscles
that control blinking – a procedure that had not been
previously performed on a seeing patient. Hardison was in
danger of losing his sight and had been unable to perform
independent daily tasks, such as driving.
Hardison says he is “deeply grateful” to the donor and
his family, ‘Even though I did not know who they would be,
I prayed for them every day, knowing the diffi cult decision
they would have to make in order to help me. I hope they
see in me the goodness of their decision.’
The donor was David P Rodebaugh, a 26-year-old Ohioborn
Brooklyn artist and cycling enthusiast who died from
injuries sustained in an accident. He was a registered organ
donor. His family decided to donate his face as well as his
heart, liver, and kidneys to other recipients, and to research.
Leading plastic surgeons from around
the world gathered in Sydney for the
annual Australasian Society of Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) meeting.
The 38th annual ASAPS Conference was held over five days
at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney this past October. There was
a wide range of presentations and workshops focusing
on body contouring, breast surgery and facial plastic surgery by
some of the world’s leading plastic surgeons.
Among the stellar list of keynote speakers was Dr James
Grotting from Alabama, USA – the current President of ASAPS
(US). Dr Grotting shared his insights on revisionary breast surgery
and presented extensively on facial plastic surgery.
Dr Joseph Hunstad, from North Carolina, USA, was also a
highly anticipated speaker. His presentation on body contouring
examined new methods of treatment and innovative techniques
in liposuction procedures. Dr Hunstad also spoke on creating
and maintaining a positive doctor-patient relationship to better
manage complications, outlining how pivotal a strong preoperative
relationship can be.
In addition to a strong focus on the breast and general
aesthetics, this year the program also delved into some current
body contouring procedures such as fat grafting.
Israel-based Dr Nimrod Friedman shared his experiences in
undertaking the procedure, confirming why there is such a hype
surrounding the new techniques of fat grafting: ‘First of all, we
are not using something foreign like an implant; we are using
something that is a part of our body. And, what we have found
in the last year, is that with fat comes a lot of stem cells , which
do an excellent job of beautifying many areas of the body. It’s not
just the fat that is liquid gold; it’s the stem cells that come with it,
and now we are even talking about using the stem cells from fat to
treat the brain and the heart, among other things. The future is fat.
Dr Friedman discussed the limitations of fat grafting, including
the lack of protocols for technique, stressing the importance
of understanding the anatomy and the ageing process for each
Dr Klaus Ueberreiter from Germany also drew on the topic,
discussing his experience in fat grafting, especially for breast
reconstruction and augmentation. Proving to be an innovative
approach to body sculpting, surgeons agreed that less is more when
it comes to utilising a patient’s own fat to enhance certain regions.
There was also a large focus on the changing landscape of
plastic surgery and the complications that lie ahead as advances
in technologies arise. Dr Alastair Taylor, a plastic surgeon based in
Canberra, provided an interesting insight into the future of plastic
surgery, taking a look at the issues surrounding today’s practices,
including Medicare and hospital privatisation issues and ‘bargain
“It’s a race to the top, not to the bottom – the importance
lies with practising patient care and value. The future of plastic
surgery is about delivering the prestige product that everyone
wants and creating the best experience possible for the patient,’
said Dr Taylor.
The program was a thought-provoking, dynamic and relevant
mix of surgical technique and practice management. The social
program was also eagerly received, with conference attendees
treated to a cocktail party on Sydney’s most exclusive floating event
space – The Island. The gala dinner was held at Zest, Point Piper
where guests indulged in relaxed luxury with a view second to none.
The 39th Annual Conference will be held in the Marriott, Gold
Coast on the 6-9 October 2016. csbm
The worlds best in facial plastic surgery and plastic
surgery collaborated to discuss new ideas and
innovative technologies at the Rhinoplasty Masters’
Symposium in Sydney.
Dr George Marcells, co-convenor
On October 8 to 10, 2015, the Australasian Academy
of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) joined forces with
the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
to deliver the most comprehensive and insightful rhinoplasty
meeting in Australia, with the leading rhinoplasty experts
from around the world all under one roof.
Held at the waterfront National Maritime Museum in
Sydney, Dr George Marcells, President of the AAFPS and
Symposium Co-Convenor, and Dr Peter Callan, ASPS
Member and Co-Convenor, welcomed delegates to the
Annual Conference & Masters’ Symposium on Functional
and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty.
‘Nobody knows more about noses than the keynote
speakers we have attracted to this meeting,’ said Dr
The collaborative nature of the meeting provided an
opportunity for sharing close to 1500 years of combined
knowledge and hands-on experience with what is regarded
as one of the most difficult procedures to perform.
Delegates were given the unique opportunity to share
their local expertise and discuss their most challenging
cases. This allowed for extensive and in-depth discussions
on cases that require the implementation of novel
Dr Peter Callan, co-convenor
techniques such as grafting, the use of cartilage and
the remarkable tool that is 3D computer imaging. It
was agreed that these groundbreaking techniques in
rhinoplasty require further development and flexibility to suit
Among the stellar list of speakers, Dr Dean Toriumi from
Chicago, USA gave an interesting and important insight
into ethnic rhinoplasty and how to preserve one’s ethnicity
while creating a pleasing aesthetic result. He also spoke
about a strong focus upon patient care and creating the
best possible experience for each individual. ‘I will not
compromise function for aesthetics,’ he stressed.
Another highly anticipated speaker was Dr Andrew
Frankel, who shared his wisdom and experience of having
a highly visible “celebrity” facial plastic surgery clinic in
image-obsessed Beverly Hills.
The collaboration of like-minded experts is a critical
element for the continued excellence and education in
the field of facial plastic surgery. The scientific program,
interactive discussions and masterclass sessions proved to
be an essential component to the evolution of rhinoplasty
excellence. ‘It is through events such as the Masters’
Symposium that we are able to improve our techniques
and evolve our approach,’ said Dr Marcells. ‘This ultimately
results in better, safer and more predictable results for
The world’s best in laser and
cosmetic medicine recently
convened in Surfers Paradise.
The 11th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine
Conference was held on the 14-15 November
at the Marriott Resort & Spa in Surfers Paradise,
bringing together key thinkers and innovators in laser
and cosmetic medicine.
Practitioners were able to gather with like-minded
experts in the field, to discuss, enhance and update their
knowledge on evolving technologies and techniques in
laser and cosmetic procedures.
The scientific program consisted of a selection of
speakers who delivered thought-provoking plenary
sessions, followed by hands-on product demonstrations.
The major sponsor of the conference was Cryomed
Aesthetics who launched Clatuu, the latest in cryolipolysis.
Featured speakers included Dr Samantha Eisman,
who discussed non-surgical skin management of skin
cancer to achieve the best cosmetic outcome, and
Professor Rodney Sinclair who delivered a presentation
on alopecia areata and female pattern hair loss.
Dr Michael Freeman also presented, discussing the
benefits of cool-assisted lipolysis to practices, while
plastic surgeon Dr Peter Laniewski examined the
application of LED in wound healing and surgery.
Further, there were advanced discussion sessions
featuring the important topic of complications – how
they happen and how to manage them – with key speakers
including Dr Adrian Lim, who also looked into the most
popular fillers in Australia.
The trade display featured leading companies from the
cosmetic and aesthetic industries, showcasing some of the
latest technological advancements and technologies where
practitioners could learn more about the science behind
emerging aesthetic medicine-based products and devices.
The conference provided an ample opportunity for the
world of laser and cosmetic surgery to congregate, enable
practitioners to further their ideas, and learn about new and
revolutionary technologies that are evolving the cosmetic
landscape in Australia and around the world. csbm
INTEGRATING STATE-OF-THE-ART WELLNESS
AND ANTI-AGEING TREATMENTS, FACE PLUS
BONDI BEACH IS TAKING BEAUTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Dr William Mooney, renowned facial plastic surgeon,
invites you to experience a new kind of medispa,
with the opening of his luxe spa and wellness
complex in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
Face Plus Bondi Beach, due to open early 2016,
is part of the new prestigious
beachfront development on the famed
Under the management of QT
Hotels and Resorts, the old Swiss
Grand Hotel will be transformed into
a modern, funky getaway, overlooking
the world-famous stretch of sand. In
addition to a hotel and residences, the
$440 million development will house
only the best of the best restaurants
and a retail precinct – plus Dr
Mooney’s popular Face Plus
Medispa’s third location.
‘This will be a true integration of
wellness and beauty like nothing seen
before, inspired in part by the leading
wellness spas of London and Paris,’
says Dr Mooney.
In zen-like surrounds, complete
with vertical gardens and that magical
oceanside view, Face Plus Bondi
Beach will be catering to the discerning client looking for
the total package. ‘Just giving anti-wrinkle injections or
laser treatments is outmoded,’ he says. ‘It’s like a Michelinstarred
meal: one ingredient isn’t going to cut it. It’s the
combination of ingredients and how they enhance each
other that creates a standout dish.’
‘Whether it’s good quality skincare, laser skin resurfacing,
injectables or medical-grade facials, my philosophy to
achieving the best possible results involves smaller,
incremental changes that target
diff erent layers of the skin to yield
the most satisfying and naturallooking
results,’ he says.
Face Plus Bondi Beach will off er
all the treatments clients know
and love from Dr Mooney’s Bondi
Junction medispa and clinic – but
what is especially exciting is the
never-seen-before integration of
wellness treatments with cosmetic
medicine. Looking good and
feeling good should go hand in
hand – and the philosophy behind
Face Plus is to treat each client
holistically and individually, off ering
services to help reverse the
external signs of ageing but also
cutting edge nutrition and wellness
treatments to help slow down the
internal ageing process, such as IV
vitamin and hydration therapy.
‘The cosmetic medicine industry has progressed from
traditional “doctor-type” rooms to beautifully styled clinics –
and now Face Plus Bondi Beach is set to take it to the next
level,’ Dr Mooney concludes. csbm
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF
An exciting new concept in Medispa and Wellness is
opening in the New Year right on Campbell Parade at
Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.
We are currently looking for highly skilled and
committed staff to build our A team!
Cosmetic physicians, cosmetic nurse injectors, dermal therapists,
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• You will be expert in your chosen profession, with a proven track record
• You will have a willingness to deliver the highest standards in client care and treatments
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• You have passion for the wellness and cosmetic medicine industry
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Expressions of interest to email@example.com with your CV and a covering
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Some apprenticeships will also be offered.
Here are our
tried and tested
ways to survive
this summer in
Another year has passed and it’s that
time again. Christmas parties, New Year
celebrations, day after day of hot weather
and school holidays conspire against the best efforts
to stay trim, healthy and, above all, sane. Here are
some ideas for making it through in one piece.
Y TA Y TA T
It’s neither fair nor feasible to maintain a strict diet all the way
through the party season. Choose two or three occasions
when you will allow yourself to indulge and then revert back to
healthy eating for the remainder of the summer. For example,
sticking to a salad and a mineral water at the office Christmas
lunch might do more to damage your relationship with
colleagues than a blow-out would to your waistline. No one
likes a party pooper.
The old-fashioned Christmas feast with roast turkey, hot
vegetables and Yorkshire pudding, all smothered with
lashings of bread sauce and rich gravy is a delightful idea
for those dining in the chilly Northern Hemisphere. However,
for those celebrating in the sunshine of an Australian
summer, it just doesn’t make much sense.
Follow the lead of clever Aussie families by abandoning
hot and heavy Christmas lunches in favour of a summery
selection of seafood and salad. In terms of calorie counting,
a light lunch of lobster, prawns and salad doesn’t even
compare with the old-fashioned Christmas fare. Make sure
you have some treats for guests who aren’t worried about
their weight. A cheese board is a great idea, as it can be left
out from the time guests arrive until the end of the day. As
a guide, include a good cheddar, a creamy Brie, a mild blue
vein and perhaps a hunk of something strongly flavoured.
Accompany that with some sliced pear, dried fruits, quince
paste and a selection of crackers.
For dessert, put out platters of seasonal summer fruits
such as strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar, sliced
melon, mango, kiwifruit, pineapple and paw paw and big
bowls of cold grapes in different colours. Set out a couple
of dipping bowls of King Island Creme Fraiche for a bit of
If you’re hosting the festivities, get rid of the leftovers
when your guests depart. Often it isn’t Christmas Day that
adds the extra kilos; it’s the week that follows of grazing
endlessly on all the goodies left in the fridge.
A huge health trap to watch out for during the holiday season is alcohol
consumption. Even if you watch what you eat and sometimes even skip
meals as the year winds up to warp speed, all the celebratory drinks
will add up and eventually take their toll on your weight and your health.
Alcohol is loaded with calories in the form of carbohydrates. One 200ml
glass of white wine contains around 135 calories – that’s the same calorie
count as a bowl of Coco Pops.
Stick to one glass of your chosen tipple at any party (aside from the few
you’ve chosen as your ‘blow-out’ events) and opt for low-calorie drinks
where possible. Choose a diet mixer rather than the full sugar version
and light beer instead of full strength. Avoid drinking sparkling wine on an
empty stomach, as the bubbles encourage the stomach to absorb the
alcohol more quickly.
The morning after
Despite your best efforts, there will inevitably be mornings
during the coming season when you’ll wake a little the
worse for wear. Hangovers are the result of a number of
factors, most commonly lack of sleep, dehydration of the
brain, thiamine (Vitamin B1) depletion and high levels of
intermediate metabolites of alcohol still in the blood.
Thiamine is essential for metabolising carbohydrates
(including alcohol) and for the membrane polarisation and
depolarisation process involved in nerve transmission.
Without sending your brain into a tailspin, here’s what
happens when you drink more than two or three alcoholic
drinks in one sitting. All available thiamine in the body is
diverted away from the brain to metabolise the alcohol as it
is consumed. By-products of the alcohol breakdown, many
of which are toxic in large quantities, float around the body
and enter the brain.
Once the body’s supply of thiamine is exhausted, the
alcohol in the blood is converted to fat. The body draws
water from its tissues, including the brain, in an effort to dilute
xxxx the excess alcohol and the by-products of its breakdown.
The drinker wakes up the following morning with a
pounding headache (the result of a shrivelled-up brain),
nausea, a dry mouth and a few extra fat deposits.
The best plan for cheating a hangover (aside from not
drinking too much in the first place) is two-fold: Firstly,
load up on thiamine before you start drinking. Keep levels
up throughout the night and then replenish your stores
the following morning. The other obvious rule is to stay
hydrated. For every glass of alcohol you drink, add a glass
Thiamine-rich foods include Vegemite, pork (hence the
classic bacon breakfast cure), brown rice, wholegrain cereals
and beer nuts. It’s also readily available in supplement form
from chemists and health food store. Thiamine is water
soluble so you can’t overdose – any excess will simply be
excreted by the body in your urine.
This takes care of the hangover from the inside. The
outside, however, might take a little more work. Staying
hydrated should help with the problem of dull, dry skin the
following day. If you can manage it, remove your makeup
and apply a rich moisturiser before you go to bed. Keep
some makeup removal wipes and a night cream on your
bedside table, in case a trip to the bathroom to wash your
face is just too much to handle.
The next morning, start your day with a cool shower and
finish up with a blast of icy water on your face. This should
get your circulation flowing and help reduce any puffiness
around the eyes.
If your face still looks like a half-deflated party balloon, lie
down with a cold compress over your eyes. Buy a reusable
gel eye mask and keep it in the fridge ready for beauty
firstaid emergencies. Failing that, soak a face washer in
icy cold water with a dash of elderflower water, lie down
and place it over your whole face. Banish puffy bags and
dark circles with cold slices of raw potato or wet tea bags
straight from the fridge.
December and January fly by in a flash, with gym
sessions easily replaced by parties, long lunches and
lazy days by the pool. If you don’t want to suffer the
consequences come March, make sure you get in as
much incidental exercise as you can.
Instead of catching up with friends for a boozy lunch,
suggest a day of tennis (okay, with maybe a Pimm’s
afterwards). Walk instead of driving or catching public
transport. Enjoy the sunshine and the warm balmy
evenings while they’re here and go for a stroll. Climb
the stairs instead of taking the lift.
Use grocery bags as weights and do some bicep
curls on the way home from the supermarket. Clench
your bottom cheeks together while you’re standing in
line to see Father Christmas with the kids. Brace your
stomach muscles as you walk, wherever you are, to
improve your core strength.
No feature on surviving summer would be complete without
hammering the point of sun protection. You. Must. Cover. Up.
Every single day. It’s as simple, and as inconvenient, as that.
Item one on your summer shopping list should be a broadspectrum
sun block. Broad-spectrum protection blocks both
UVA and UVB rays from the sun, and an SPF factor of at least
30 is essential.
Sun protection isn’t just an issue at the beach or by the
pool. Every morning apply a sunscreen to all exposed areas,
including your face. These days there are plenty of good-quality
sunscreens for the face so there’s no excuse for not applying
one. To boost protection, apply a topical antioxidant serum
containing free-radical guzzling goodies such as Vitamin C.
Reapplying during the day is admittedly not a viable option
for those of us who wear makeup to work. To keep your
protection levels going, touch up with mineral makeup, which
acts as a sunblock, during the day.
If you’re in the sun for an extended period, you’ll need to
cover up with more than just a lotion. Wear loose longsleeved
clothing, sunglasses with UV protection and a hat.
Whether you sweat, perspire or glow, it’s
a normal and essential bodily function that
prevents us from overheating when it gets
too warm, but damp patches under the arms,
runny makeup and lank hair are not good looks
for the party season.
Here’s how to
keep your cool:
• Wear an antiperspirant as opposed to
a deodorant. An antiperspirant contains
aluminium, which temporarily blocks
the pores from which your perspiration
flows. A deodorant only masks the odour
• Carry a pack of wet body wipes in your
handbag to freshen up during the day.
Personal hygiene is a must during summer.
Daily showers are essential and, as the
days start to really heat up, a shower before
bed. Body powder helps to soak up excess
perspiration on the feet, body and scalp.
There are talc and talc-free options available,
with or without fragrance. Dust yourself
after your morning shower to stay fresh
throughout the day.
• Stay hydrated. The more you perspire, the
more dehydrated you become. Not only that,
essential salts are excreted. If you perspire
too heavily without replenishing what you are
losing, the result might be muscle cramps
Fat won’t budge?
Find out the latest
way to lose fat
for good – without
Over the past couple of decades body contouring
surgery has become one of the most popular
surgical procedures. But not everyone needs or
is willing to undergo surgery to remove excess fat and
reshape the body.
Thankfully, advancements in the field of body contouring
now offer non-surgical procedures that can achieve
noticeable results with no downtime, no surgery and
minimal (if any) discomfort.
As with liposuction surgery, for optimal results you
should be in good health with skin that has sufficient
elasticity. The best candidates are usually those with
small to medium localised fat deposits that are resistant to
diet and exercise, rather than those seeking large-volume
While non-surgical body contouring can deliver
significant results, you should have realistic expectations of
what it can achieve for you. It should also be noted that, like
liposuction, it is not a solution for weight loss or a treatment
This type of procedure typically does not require any
anaesthesia or sedation and is usually performed in an
in-office setting. There is normally no downtime, minimal
patient discomfort and complications are rare. In conjunction
with a healthy diet and exercise regime, results should
be long lasting, if not permanent.
Most devices harness some form of energy – be it
radiofrequency, ultrasound, freezing temperatures or
hyperthermic laser – to penetrate the skin and break down
Here, we summarise the main technologies that underpin
the most effective non-surgical body contouring devices
available in Australia.
Cryolipolysis uses almost-freezing temperatures to
kill fat cells without traumatising the surrounding
tissues or harming the skin. The treatment is most
suited to patients of average weight with pockets of
fat which don’t respond to diet or exercise.
The CLATUU 360˚ is the latest fat-freezing device
utilising cryolipolysis to eliminate those hard-to-getrid-of
pockets of fat.
During treatment, 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 in a similar way to a vacuum,
sucking the treatment area into position and directing
the cold temperature to the target fat cells under
Patients experience a gradual cooling sensation,
similar to placing the area in iced water, but this
subsides as the body gets used to the change. The
initial suction may be uncomfortable depending on
the laxity of the skin, but any discomfort usually
subsides about 10 minutes into treatment.
Post treatment, the target area feels stiff and
cold, appearing squarish as if still moulded to
the inside of the applicator. This can look strange
immediately after the treatment, but it subsides after
about 30 minutes as the skin and underlying tissues
soften back to room temperature.
Generally, at least two to three treatments are
recommended. The results of cryolipolysis take a
couple of months to appear, depending on the size
of the area treated.
Non-invasive fat reduction using laser is the newest
treatment on the market. Launched in Australia in
November 2015 by Cynosure, the innovative treatment,
called SculpSure, is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment
for non-invasive fat reduction of the flanks (love handles)
It uses a 1060nm laser to target and destroy fat cells
below the dermis. Multiple areas can be treated at once in
just 25 minutes, and all skin types are suitable.
The controlled hyperthermic laser induces fat cell injury
by raising adipose temperature to a range of 42 to 47˚ C –
the ideal temperature to eliminate fat cells, without damage
to surrounding tissue.
There is no downtime and minimal, if any, discomfort.
Results can be seen around six weeks after treatment as
the body naturally metabolises the destroyed fat. A series of
treatments is typically recommended for optimum results.
This non-surgical treatment uses radiofrequency (RF)
energy to reduce pockets of fat. The energy is emitted via
an applicator through the skin without damaging the outer
layers, only targeting the underlying fat and tissues.
Treatment typically takes about one hour and patients
generally experience a warm to hot sensation around the
target area during the procedure. The heat generated from
the RF energy 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.
Localised fatty deposits such as on the abdomen,
hips and thighs are most suited to RF body contouring
treatments, with patients also noting a reduction in the
appearance of cellulite. Temporary side effects may include
temporary swelling, redness or bruising around the treated
area, which normally disappear after a week or so.
Depending on the device being used, results can
be observed after a single treatment, although a series
of treatments is usually recommended for significant
results. The patient will gradually notice changes such as
circumferential reduction of the treated area, a reduction in
cellulite and a more streamlined body shape.
Ultrasonic body contouring treatments use targeted
ultrasound frequencies to break down fat, particularly
on the abdomen, hips, thighs and ‘love handles’. The
best candidates are close to their ideal weight but
have stubborn areas of localised fatty deposits that
do not respond to changes in diet and exercise.
The focused ultrasound waves are delivered in
short bursts of energy, or pulses, to destroy fat cells
while leaving surrounding tissue, nerves and blood
vessels unaff ected. The ultrasound waves create
a cavitation eff ect in the target fat cells – a process
where the fat cell membranes are damaged with each
pulse of energy so that the contents of the fat cells
(triglycerides) are dispersed and processed by the
body. The fat cell contents are then fl ushed out by the
body’s lymphatic system.
Generally, a series of treatments per area achieves
noticeable, measurable results, although some
patients note a circumferential reduction in the area
after the fi rst treatment. It can take around four weeks
for fi nal results to be visible as the body gradually
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In a clinical trial, those treated
with SculpSure saw reduction
in fat layer thickness of up to
24 percent, six and 12 weeks
SculpSure can treat multiple
anatomical areas in 25
minutes – that’s less than
half the treatment time of
other non-invasive body
What if I told you that you could lose 24 percent
of fat off your abdomen in 25 minutes? You’d
probably say I was dreaming. Well, dreams can
Cynosure, a leader in energy based aesthetic solutions
spanning 120 countries, has just launched SculpSure, the
latest in non-invasive body contouring.
SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment
for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks (love handles) and
abdomen. It is also being used to target fat on the upper
arms, thighs and knees, with effective results. It offers no
downtime, no post-treatment discomfort, shorter treatment
time and measurable results.
In clinically tested multisite trials with more than 100
patients, a 24 percent reduction in stubborn fat was seen
in the treated area, with a patient satisfaction rate greater
than 90 percent.
Using patented technology, SculpSure uses a
1060nm laser to reduce fat by non-invasively disrupting
subcutaneous fat cells. It does this by raising adipose
temperature to a range of 42 to 47˚C, with no damage to
the surrounding tissue. Being the first hyperthermic laser
treatment for non-invasive fat reduction, it represents an
entirely new approach to non-surgical body contouring.
‘In the aesthetic industry we have hoped for something
simple and non-invasive to remove stubborn fat,’ says
Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew, a primary adopter
of the new technology and who is offering SculpSure
treatment at his Darlinghurst clinic. ‘That day has arrived,
and it has arrived as SculpSure.’
Today’s patients are discerning and somewhat
demanding. ‘Treatment needs to be effective, it has to be
quick, to treat multiple regions at once for the time-poor,
and to cause minimal discomfort and no downtime,’ says
Dr Liew. ‘SculpSure meets this brief.’
The 1060nm diode laser does not require anaesthesia
and can treat multiple areas simultaneously in just 25
minutes, making it a true “lunch-time” procedure requiring
The device has four versatile non-suction applicators and
can treat numerous areas at once, as well as both pinchable
and non-pinchable areas of fat. The four applicators can be
applied to many different body shapes and size – offering
versatile and customisable treatments for each patient and
is not just a ‘one-size fits all’ approach.
It’s comfortable and well tolerated by patients thanks to
its patented contact cooling. Another bonus is that it has a
simple handsfree mechanism, which means the operator
can apply the applicators and literally walk out of the room
for 25 minutes while you read a book, listen to music or
enjoy a quick power nap.
We have hoped for
something simple and
non-invasive to remove
stubborn fat. That day has
arrived, and it has arrived
Importantly, SculpSure does not damage dermal tissue
so it can be used on all skin types. In addition to disrupting
subcutaneous fat cells, the heating energy of the diode
laser also can also promote the production of collagen and
elastin to help the treated area look firmer and younger.
For the best outcomes, three to four treatments are
recommended six to 12 weeks apart, but results can be
seen after just one treatment. Results from each treatment
can be seen around six weeks after treatment, as the body
naturally metabolises and eliminates the destroyed fat.
Suitable for both men and women – and proving most
popular for ‘mummy tummies’ and love handles – SculpSure
helps you look your best, whether you’re preparing for your
wedding day, going on holiday or simply looking for a little
help to reduce fat in hard-to-shift places. csbm
CLATUU IS THE COOL WAY TO LOSE
FAT – LITERALLY. IT USES FREEZING
TEMPERATURES TO PERMANENTLY
DESTROY AREAS OF STUBBORN FAT.
AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.
Done the hard yards with your diet and exercise but
your tummy’s still more tubby than taut? Let me
introduce you to CLATUU – a new non-surgical
body sculpting technology that uses controlled cooling to
‘freeze’ and permanently destroy fat from stubborn areas
such as the abdomen and thighs.
In both clinical and pre-clinical trials, CLATUU, distributed
in Australia by Cryomed, has demonstrated its effi cacy in
eliminating stubborn fat. It works by gently drawing fatty
areas into the patented 360˚ applicators and cooling the
area to a temperature that causes fat cell apoptosis – while
keeping normal cells intact.
To be a good candidate, you should be at or near your
ideal body weight, eat well and exercise regularly but
still have stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to a healthy
lifestyle. You should also have realistic expectations
about what the procedure can achieve and not rely on it
as a weight loss treatment.
VISIBLE, MEASURABLE RESULTS
CLATUU freezes your fat away by using precisely controlled
cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that is resilient to exercise
or diet. Cooling fat cells to an optimal temperature brings
about a sequence of events that leads to the destruction
and elimination of fat cells without aff ecting any of the other
The CLATUU maintains a constant target temperature
for the best possible reduction, and its 360˚ DualSculpt
handpiece system means it delivers maximum coverage for
faster and better results.
The results of CLATUU are proven and visible, and with
the ability to treat two sites at once, you can cut down
treatment time in half, giving you more time to do the things
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
During a CLATUU treatment the dual handpieces are placed
on the treatment areas. These deliver precisely controlled
cooling to specifi cally target underlying fat, leaving the
surface skin tissue unaff ected.
A typical treatment takes 60 minutes, and most patients
fi nd it very tolerable (it’s more of a tingling, numbing
sensation). There is no downtime and you can return to
your usual activities straightaway. Results gradually occur
in the ensuing weeks and months after treatment, as the
CLATUU 360° TARGETS
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body contouring was reportedly inspired by the
observation that babies given ice blocks to suck over
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This sparked years of research into the role freezing
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Clatuu targets several stubborn fat areas
vulnerable to the eff ects of cold than the surrounding
tissue. Further, once a certain level of cooling is
achieved, a natural ‘cascade’ of fat destruction
known as selective cryolipolysis begins. The body
goes on to expel the destroyed fat cells through
natural excretion over a two to four month period.
body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat through the
body’s lymphatic system.
Visible, measurable results can be seen from just one
treatment, however a series of sessions will yield the most
dramatic fat-busting results in most cases. As an added
bonus, if you take care to maintain your proper weight
by eating right and exercising regularly, the results are
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We talk breasts, balance and
proportion with Dr John Flynn.
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While many of us assume breast surgery only
applies to younger women seeking augmentation,
age-related changes to the breast such as loss of
volume and shape are also common reasons for cosmetic
‘There are a number of issues associated with ageing that
affect the breasts,’ says Dr John Flynn from Cosmedic &
Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast. ‘These include loss of volume,
texture and tone of breast tissue, and the inevitable sagging
of the breasts. All women will be affected by some of these at
some stage of their lives due to the natural ageing process.’
Breast rejuvenation surgery – whether augmentation,
reduction or lift (mastopexy) – can significantly boost a
woman’s self-esteem and confidence when chosen for the
Dr Flynn says many breast rejuvenation patients are
simply looking to bring their body into proportion, perhaps
due to underdevelopment, asymmetry or changes
associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as
the natural ageing process.
‘The overall aim of breast rejuvenation procedures is to
balance the body’s proportions into a pleasing, feminine
silhouette,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘Although changing your
breasts will not, in itself, change you, it can be effective in
restoring self-esteem and body confidence.’
As we age, gravity, a loss in skin quality and a reduction
in renewal processes can leave all parts of the body – not
just the face – somewhat deteriorated. Such age-related
changes to the breast, for example a loss in volume and an
‘empty’ look or a change in shape, are common reasons for
women seeking surgery.
Procedures that restore volume, but also lift the breast
tissue, are effective in creating a more youthful and
natural-looking result in breast rejuvenation. A breast lift,
or mastopexy, can improve the shape and position of the
breasts, while also adjusting the nipple areola complex.
‘Certainly, restoring volume using breast implants is
a key measure, however there are times when lifting and
tightening of the breast tissue is of equal importance and
sometimes I perform a combination of these procedures,’
Dr Flynn says. ‘The principle purpose is to create body
balance, where the proportions are in harmony.’
A breast lift, combined with augmentation or reduction,
encompasses a total rejuvenation of breast tissue. The
size and shape of the breasts are adjusted, excess skin is
removed and the tissue is remodelled.
‘In a mastopexy, the available breast tissue can be
compressed and lifted to help restore a fullness of texture
and tone,’ Dr Flynn says. ‘The lifted breasts will have a
more pert, youthful appearance. This can be combined
with volume reduction, in a reduction mastopexy, or implant
insertion, in an augmentation mastopexy.’
Dr Flynn explains that patients should be aware that
mastopexy involves a different type of scarring from
traditional breast implant surgery: ‘Typically, the surgical
approach is through an incision around the nipple, and in
Procedures that restore
volume, but also lift the
breast tissue, can create
a more youthful and
some cases there may also be a vertical scar from the nipple
to the inframammary fold (the breast crease),’ he says.
When contemplating breast surgery, education and
realistic expectations are paramount to achieving a positive
result. Dr Flynn believes women who are well informed of
the procedure, and realistic in their expectations, are most
likely to be pleased with the result.
‘We recognise that patients may differ in what they regard
as ideal body proportions, so this is something that needs
to be discussed with their chosen doctor at consultation,’
he says. ‘In an initial consultation, the surgical options
should be fully explored, including the risks, limitations and
For patients looking to also recontour their lower half,
Dr Flynn has refined the “Body Balance” approach, where
the patient’s own fat is harvested to help improve body
shape. In this, fat is removed during liposuction and then
redistributed into the breasts for an enhanced effect.
According to Dr Flynn, an emerging concept in this area
involves the use of stem cells in fat transfers, which help
improve the consistency of the result.
Whether it is to fill volume, reduce tissue or lift heavy
breasts, there is a range of surgical options to help achieve
a more youthful and aesthetic contour. In balancing
proportions, correcting asymmetry or rejuvenating the
breasts, results can help boost confidence and heighten
Dr Flynn believes breast rejuvenation is a highly
personalised process and everything – from the initial
consultation to choosing the most suitable implant type –
should be a personal decision. ‘Each woman is different in
their reasons for, and expectations of, breast rejuvenation
surgery. Even in deciding upon an implant, there are a variety
of shapes and sizes to choose from because every patient
is unique,’ he adds. ‘It is important to find a personalised
solution to suit each individual.’
‘The overall aim of breast rejuvenation procedures is
to balance the body’s proportions into a more pleasing
feminine silhouette,’ he concludes. csbm
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are many nonsurgical
for wrinkles and
volume loss, but
suffice in lifting
sagging skin –
THE FACE LIFT
First performed more than 100 years ago, surgical facelift techniques have
continued to evolve and today can enhance virtually any part of the ageing face.
Predominantly used by women to restore the contours of youth, a facelift, or
rhytidectomy, can correct sagging, loose skin and reposition fat and tissues to
add volume back to the face.
Over time, the effects of gravity, sun damage and the stresses of everyday life
appear on the face, altering the way people appear to the outside world. Deep
lines may appear around the eyes and mouth, sagging skin may fall from the
cheek, jawline and neck, and fat deposits that were once full and firm deplete,
leaving hollow and sunken areas of the face. As people are living increasingly
lengthy lives, a facelift is designed to address these age-related changes and
help both men and women look as young as they feel inside.
By repositioning both the skin and the layer of muscle and tissue beneath
(known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS), the modern
approach to facelifting restores facial elements to a more desirable position to
create a younger looking appearance while avoiding the tell-tale signs of surgery.
While the modern approach to facelifting predominantly addresses volume
replacement and vectors of lift, the procedure also helps smooth lines and folds.
A facelift does not, however, address overall skin texture, skin thickness, or
wrinkling and creases around the nose and mouth.
Facelifts can be divided into full, lower and mid-facelifts. Typically, a full facelift
will begin with incisions made and concealed within the hairline. From here, the
skin is separated from the muscles and tissue beneath, and the SMAS layer is
then tightened in the mid and lower face, as well as the neck. The skin is then
pulled back, reducing lines and wrinkles. Excess skin and fat is removed, and
the incisions are closed.
A lower facelift addresses the appearance of ageing features in the lower
part of the face. It is common for a single incision to be made within the hairline
extending down around the perimeter of the ear and into the hairline on the back
of the head. Through these incisions, the skin is lifted from the underlying tissue
of the lower face, jaw line and neck to expose the muscle and fibrous tissue
beneath. The SMAS is repositioned to elevate and tighten the underlying facial
structures and the skin is repositioned, with any excess being removed. A lower
facelift procedure typically takes three hours, depending on the extent of surgery.
A mid-facelift is concerned with tightening the underlying tissues and elevating
the fat pads to give improved shape and volume to the face. Although capable
of restoring a firmer, younger-looking appearance, a mid-facelift cannot correct
loose skin in the neck and jaw line.
A mid-facelift can be performed using a variety of different incisions and surgical
techniques. For example, when combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty),
the surgeon may choose to make incisions in the lower eyelid. When performed
in conjunction with a lower facelift, the surgeon may make additional incisions
inside the mouth along the gum line to help release the mid-face tissues.
Another approach is the endoscopic technique, whereby small incisions are
usually made just above the hairline, above the ear or by the temple. Additional
incisions are made inside the mouth over the cheekbone. With the aid of an
endoscope, the surgeon can gently manipulate the facial tissues and lift them to
a more youthful position.
A mid-facelift procedure takes around one and a half hours, depending on the
extent of treatment.
Recovery from modern facelifts is typically much less
extensive and lengthy compared with facelifts of the past,
with less swelling, bruising, pain and recovery time. There
are also different procedures, such as mini-lifts, which use
smaller and fewer incisions, offering less recovery and
As the ‘windows to the soul’, the eyes offer an indication
of someone’s age, level of fatigue and even overall state of
health. Studies have shown that factors such as the degree
of wrinkling, skin texture and upper eyelid ‘hooding’ can
indicate poor health and lifestyle to others.
As the effects of ageing take their toll, a blepharoplasty
procedure, which addresses the upper and/or lower
eyelids, can help not only recapture a sense of youth but
also express an overall sense of health and happiness
From skin laxity to thinning and fat depletion, ageing can
take its toll on the eye region, resulting in delicate changes.
The muscle layer beneath the skin starts to lose its tone;
the fat of the eyelid can protrude forward to cause a dark
shadow; the cheeks begin to shrink, leaving a groove-like
valley known as a tear trough; and the brows descend. The
result is a tired-looking, aged appearance.
The effects of ageing can also be exacerbated by sunexposure
Despite the largely uniform ageing process, however, the
variety of ways in which these effects present themselves
on each individual means that blepharoplasty is not suitable
for everyone. Even when someone is convinced an upper
or lower blepharoplasty procedure is right for them,
this may not be the case, and it is the surgeon’s job to
identify where the real opportunity for improvement lies. A
thorough consultation, including a review of past photos,
can help determine whether someone will benefit from
The approach to eyelid surgery will be individualised
to each patient. Skin quality, ethnic features, as well as
anatomical differences will dictate the ideal approach for
Surgeons will typically consider the aesthetics and
function of both the upper and lower eyelid, and consider
whether altering one or both is the appropriate surgical
approach. Often, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty is sufficient
in rejuvenating the appearance of younger patients,
whereas a lower lid blepharoplasty may be needed to
remove redundant skin and bags in older patients. In
others, a brow lift or fat sculpturing may be the best option
to address specific concerns.
Considered a more straightforward procedure than lower
eyelid surgery, upper blepharoplasty is well suited for those
with excess skin that creates a ‘hooded’ effect over the
eyes. Typically, the procedure involves removing excess
skin to create a more ‘open’ appearance in the eye area,
revealing the contour of the brow and inner eyelid crease.
Upper eyelid surgery is usually approached from the
skin crease in the outer surface of the eyelid. The incision
is typically made in the lid crease and is made with either
a scalpel or CO 2
laser that seals the blood vessels as it
incises. Skin and muscle are removed to reduce hooding
in the upper eyelid. In some cases, fat pockets may need
to be repositioned during surgery, but this is dependent on
For suitable patients, upper blepharoplasty can produce
dramatic results and is a minimally invasive surgical
procedure when no fat transfer is required.
Approaches to the lower lid are more likely to require a
combination approach, which may involve surgery, filler and
laser to give the best result.
Incisions for the lower lid blepharoplasty can be made
either inside the eyelid or just below the lower lash line.
Excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed through these
incisions to correct undereye bags or sagging.
Eyelid heaviness caused primarily by excess fat may
be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The
incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and
excess fatty material is removed.
The supporting muscles and structures surrounding the
lower lids play an important role in the appearance of the
eyes, and therefore lower blepharoplasty requires an intimate
understanding of the periocular anatomy. Damage to any of
the surrounding structures can lead to complications such
as scarring and droopy lids. The preservation of the blinking
mechanism is also of critical importance in order to avoid
problems with eye irritation post surgery.
The results of eyelid surgery become apparent gradually,
with swelling and bruising usually subsiding after around
two weeks to reveal a smoother, better defined eye region
and a more alert and rejuvenated appearance. Results
typically last around seven to 10 years. Some patients
may also elect to have their eyelid surgery combined with
a facelift or brow lift to maximise the rejuvenating effect and
further enhance results.
The eyebrow area can be especially influential in the
appearance of ageing eyes, as the brow can descend
and cast an aged, tired and often angry expression
across the face.
The brow and the forehead can be the first part of the
face to show early signs of facial ageing. Deep creases
across the forehead and between the eyebrows can
appear, even when the face remains in a static position.
The effects of gravity, sun damage and the natural
ageing process all contribute to a gradual descent of
the brow, giving a ‘heavy’ or ‘hooded’ look to the upper
face, which can make a person appear angry, sad or
older than their years.
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift elevates
a low or sagging brow to a more youthful position,
minimises the creases and wrinkles that develop across
the forehead, and improves frown lines that develop
high on the bridge of the nose. It can also rejuvenate
the upper eye area, reducing heaviness and sagging
over the eyelid and at the outer edges of the eye.
Brow lift surgery can be performed using several
different techniques. Generally there are two commonly
used methods of performing a brow lift: the traditional
coronal open incision brow lift and the endoscopic
The traditional brow lift procedure involves an
incision made behind the hairline across the top of the
head from temple to temple. The forehead skin is lifted
from the underlying tissue and tightened along with
the muscle using sutures under the skin. The incision
is then closed with stitches. Surgery typically takes
around one to two hours.
Instead of one long incision, the endoscopic
approach to lifting the brow involves three to five short
incisions above the hairline, each about 2cm long. An
endoscope is passed through an incision and positioned
near the brow. From there, surgical instruments are
inserted through another incision to allow the tissue
and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned.
Gauze is placed over the closed incision and an
elastic bandage may be wrapped over the area to
reduce swelling for the first few days. Most patients
can resume everyday activities within a week, although
rigorous activity should be avoided for several weeks.
Bruising and swelling typically subsides after around
three to four weeks and some temporary numbness of
the scalp is normal. Healing is usually complete and the
final results apparent within around two months.
A brow lift is often combined with a facelift or
blepharoplasty to provide a harmonious rejuvenation.
Affecting around one in 20 people, overly large
ears often result in a significant aesthetic and
Many people with protruding ears often learn
to hide them from a young age, be it with a hat or
hairstyles, to avoid unkind remarks.
Otoplasty (or ear correction) is a surgical
procedure that reduces the appearance of
prominent ears, pulling them back closer to
the head and making them less noticeable. An
otoplasty is a relatively simple operation to correct
protruding ears, and can result in a pleasing and
Suitable for both adults and children, the
procedure usually takes around two hours. The
surgeon makes a small incision, using either a
scalpel or laser, at the back of the ear so that the
cartilage is exposed. The cartilage is then sculpted
and bent back toward the head. In cases where
only one ear may protrude, the surgery is usually
still performed on both ears for better balance.
After the surgery, a bandage is wrapped
around the patient’s head to help with moulding
and healing. This stays on for approximately one
week, after which a lighter and smaller headband
is usually worn during sleep for the next two to
three weeks. In most cases the incision leaves
a faint scar at the back of the ear, which fades
over time. Swelling and bruising post-surgery is
NECK & CHIN LIFTS
A neck lift is designed to reduce excess skin and fatty
tissue of the neck and correct poor definition of the chin/
neck angle and jaw line. The technique used will depend on
several factors, such as the degree of excess skin, the level
of skin laxity and the presence of fatty tissue.
The traditional neck lift incision begins in front of the
ear lobe and loops under and behind the ear, ending
in the scalp towards the back of the neck. An additional
small incision under the chin may be made to tighten the
Other techniques may involve an incision only inside the
hairline at the back of the neck (known as a posterior neck
lift), or behind the ear only (for some suspension techniques).
During a typical neck lift procedure, the platysma
muscles of the neck, which weaken and separate with
age, are tightened and sewn back together in the centre.
In some cases the surgeon may choose to remove a small
part of the muscle to further reduce the appearance of skin
laxity and neck banding.
NECK & CHIN LIpo
Two of the defining features of a youthful face are a welldefined
jaw line and a pleasing angle where the neck and
chin meet. Chin and neck fullness or a poorly defined
jaw line can create the appearance of excess weight and
Facial liposuction is a relatively minimally invasive surgical
procedure and is best suited to patients presenting with
excess fatty tissue but minimal excess neck skin. Through
Available in a wide range of sizes suitable for the cheek, jaw, nose and chin, facial implants are designed to restore
the contours and proportion of the face, which may be left depleted by the natural ageing process. Facial implants
are used to correct sunken cheeks, a receding chin or enhance the jaw and also to create structural balance in
Chin augmentation, for example, can build up a weak chin and contribute to an overall balanced profile. Facial
implants are often inserted in conjunction with rhinoplasty to achieve facial proportion. It is also possible to add
balance to the face by building up and enhancing the cheekbones using implants. Placed through a small incision
in the mouth, they give the ‘high cheekbone’ look. Incisions for cheek implants can also be made through the
hairline or lower eyelids. Chin and jaw implant incisions are usually hidden in the mouth.
The implants themselves are specially formed from solid, biocompatible materials and are designed to augment
the physical structures of the face and create more defined contours and angles. The incisions are normally
closed with absorbable sutures that dissolve over the next seven to 10 days.
several tiny incisions, the fatty tissue is removed by way
of a specialised suction device. The procedure is most
often performed with a microcannula using a tumescent
technique that involves injecting fluid into the targeted area
while suctioning the fat out.
Swelling and bruising should typically subside in around
seven to 10 days, after which most patients can return to
normal everyday activities. Final results can take several
months to become evident.
Today, surgeons are equipped with a repertoire of
procedures aimed at rejuvenating facial features. One
technique used to lift sagging features – typically in the
mid-face – to create a fresher, more contoured look, is a
thread lift. By inserting threads into the cheek area, not
only can the cheek be suspended to a higher position but
collagen production can also be stimulated, thus improving
the hydration, tone and texture of the skin.
Thread lifting is a minimally invasive technique that
elevates the soft tissues of the face using specially
designed internal sutures and can deliver subtle yet
effective results. The procedure involves the use of multiple
fine biocompatible threads to lift and support sagging skin
on the face and neck. Tiny ‘nicks’ are made to the skin,
which are hidden in the sideburn area. Threads are then
looped to the sagging soft tissues that support the face and
neck, lifting and anchoring the facial tissue to an elevated,
more youthful position.
This process allows the threads to have a firm hold
on the underlying tissues, without causing trauma to the
outer layers. Acting as a kind of scaffolding, the soft barbs
gently hold to the tissue as they lift the skin, complementing
the natural line of the face or neck. Once in position, the
body generates new collagen that surrounds each thread
to maintain the lifting effect. Excess skin is then removed
through a fine incision along the ear.
New-generation threads are completely absorbable.
This means the threads dissolve within around nine to 12
months, whilst maintaining the revitalising and lifting effect
for several years to come.
The procedure is typically performed under local
anaesthetic and usually takes around one hour to perform.
Patients can usually return home within one to two hours
after the procedure. However, patients should be aware the
threads take a few weeks to settle and integrate properly
with the skin.
This procedure does not replace a conventional facelift;
rather, it offers patients a minimally invasive approach to
address the early signs of facial ageing. Results tend to last
around two to four years.
Besides the obvious and
smoking also increases the risk
of complications during and
after cosmetic surgery.
Today, the health risks of smoking are well understood
and are graphically communicated on the back of
every packet of cigarettes smokers purchase. But for
those considering cosmetic surgery — indeed any kind of
surgery — the risks posed to their health both during and
after surgery by smoking may be less well understood.
Recovery from any surgery can be a slow and gradual
process and, in order to minimise discomfort and downtime,
it’s important to be well prepared. Physically, the body
needs to be strong and healthy before undergoing surgery
and, as part of this, some cosmetic and plastic surgeons
will advise smokers to quit their habit for between two and
six weeks prior and post procedure.
In 2004, the head of thoracic medicine at Sydney’s
Concord Hospital, Dr Matthew Peters, published an article
in the Medical Journal of Australia outlining the high rates
of post-operative infection suffered by chronic smokers and
their consequent need for intensive post-operative care.
The article caused debate among doctors and human
rights activists by controversially suggesting a wide range
of elective surgical procedures should not be offered to
smokers who do not try or don’t succeed in quitting. Dr
Peters recommended smokers be given a lower priority
on surgical waiting lists, and admits his point of view may
be ‘overtly discriminatory and controversial, but it is also
Rather than basing his argument on the well-recognised
cardiac and respiratory risks caused by smoking, Dr Peters’
recommendations centred on the increased risk of wound
infection and high incidence of adverse complications
suffered by smokers.
Dr Peters found wound infection rates to be higher
in smokers than in non-smokers who have had breast
reconstruction, facelifts, and a variety of other plastic surgery
procedures. He believes the risk of adverse outcomes from
wound infections alone is clear enough evidence to suggest
aesthetic plastic surgery should not be offered to current
smokers, and that surgery should be delayed for six weeks
Although the mechanism for the high wound infection
rates seen in smokers is not clear, Dr Peters reinforced that
the same rates were not seen in those adhering to nicotine
Anaesthetist and assistant professor of anaesthesiology
at the University of Virginia Health Centre, Dr Paul H Ting
has also collated evidence suggesting continued smoking
increases the incidence of pulmonary complications after
anaesthetic by as much as six times.
According to Dr Ting, the reasoning is two-fold. Firstly,
smoking increases the amount of carbon monoxide
attached to haemoglobin in the blood, which decreases
the amount of oxygen available to tissues, including the
heart. At the same time, the nicotine in cigarettes increases
the amount of oxygen the body needs, meaning that the
oxygen supply to the body is compromised at the very time
more is needed.
Smoking also affects the lungs and increases the
amount of mucous secreted while at the same time
decreasing the ability of the lungs to clear these secretions.
The small airways in the lungs are more prone to collapse
in people who smoke, therefore increasing the susceptibility
to infection, chronic cough and pulmonary complications.
Dr Ting says that people who quit smoking for more
than four weeks prior to an operation have a decreased
risk of complications, and that smoking cessation should
be actively encouraged in patients who have surgery and
anaesthesia scheduled for more than a month in advance.
Despite the decreasing number of smokers in Australia,
tobacco smoking remains the country’s leading preventable
cause of death and disease, according to the Cancer
Council Australia. With links to a wide range of diseases
including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke,
smoking claims the lives of about 15,500 Australians every
year. For those considering cosmetic surgery, the added
risk of complications surrounding anaesthesia and surgery
adds up to a compelling argument to kick the habit for
When it comes to giving up tobacco smoking, the
health benefits are both obvious and plentiful. As well
as enjoying improved health and wellbeing, quitting
smoking can lead to a younger looking appearance.
Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska,
Dr Denham Harman first prophesied the free-radical
theory of ageing in 1956, claiming people age as a
result of changes caused by reactions in the body
initiated by highly reactive molecules located inside
cells, known as free radicals. The changes induced
by free radicals are believed to be a major cause of
ageing, disease development and even death. Free
radicals may be produced endogenously (within
the body) through normal metabolic processes, or
exogenously (outside the body) from sources such
as sunlight, pollution, certain foods and smoking.
Free radicals cause damage to the cellular DNA,
proteins and other structures. They are neutralised by
antioxidants, and in normal circumstances within the
body there is a natural balance between antioxidants
and free radicals. However, smoking greatly increases
the number of free radicals invading the body, to the
extent that the body’s antioxidant defence system is
Because of the increased number of free radicals
in the bodies of people who smoke, they are
predisposed to the development of a number of
degenerative and ageing diseases. Free radicals are
thought to contribute to a range of other diseases
including stroke, heart disease, arthritis, vision
problems, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and
many types of cancer.
Smoking is also one of the biggest causes of
premature wrinkles. In 1985, Dr Douglas Model added
the term ‘smoker’s face’ to the medical dictionary after
conducting a study published in the British Medical
Journal in which he identified long-term smokers by
their facial features alone. The characteristics of a
smoker’s face, which tend to make people look older
than they are, include many lines and wrinkles – deep
lines on the cheeks, numerous shallow lines on the
lower jaw – and a subtle gauntness of features.
Smokers also often have a dull or grey complexion
because nicotine constricts blood vessels, impeding
oxygen and nutrient delivery to the skin, plus the
carbon monoxide produced by smoking robs the
skin of oxygen.
you don’t have to have major
surgery to notice a big
improvement in your looks.
Tara Casey reports.
Minimally invasive procedures are key to rejuvenating the
appearance and reversing the signs of ageing, believes
Sydney cosmetic physician Dr Buddy Beaini from
MD Cosmedical Solutions. ‘When selected appropriately and
used in combination, minimally invasive procedures can make
you look five to 10 years younger,’ he says.
Minimally invasive options to refresh the ageing face have
become one of the most popular areas of cosmetic enhancement.
And for good reason – minimally invasive options can help
reverse the outward signs of ageing without the need for more
With a range of light therapies, thread lifting procedures and
injectables at his clinic, Dr Beaini works with a range of modalities
to tailor results to each individual patient. ‘Patients of all ages have
been treated with excellent results,’ he says. ‘With the current
When used in combination,
MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
CAN MAKE you look five to 10
advanced technology and techniques, facial rejuvenation has
developed dramatically, giving patients the options to look and feel
younger without the need for major surgery. In particular, thread
lifting, blepharoplasty and bat ear correction (otoplasty) are less
invasive procedures that can achieve significant results.
‘During consultation, I ask my patients to describe their main
concerns and I will outline the advantages, disadvantages, success
rates, downtime and budget involved with a number of relevant
treatment options,’ Dr Beaini adds. ‘For those patients who are
less specific, and are hoping to look younger, fresher, rejuvenated
or “happier”, I make an assessment of how we can improve the
patient’s overall image and appearance.’
This is a minimally invasive way to lift the
skin on the face to achieve a younger and
more contoured appearance and counter
the inevitable effects of gravity.
Threads can be used to lift the brow,
face and neck, as well as reposition
the cheeks, reduce signs of jowling and
enhance the lips.
The procedure involves inserting
dissolvable threads into the skin’s dermis,
or support structure, to trigger the
synthesis of collagen and elastin at the
site. The threads act as scaffolding for
the production of these new connective
fibres, lifting and bolstering the tissue for
an anti-ageing and rejuvenating effect.
‘I have been performing mini-facelifts
and neck lifts with threads over the
past two years,’ Dr Beaini explains. ‘We
have seen exceptional face lifting and
rejuvenation results in more than 95
percent of our patients.’
Thread lifting is suitable for those
patients hoping to reverse the descent of
facial soft tissue associated with ageing,
or to waylay the need for a surgical facelift.
It is performed under local anaesthetic,
and incurs some mild swelling and
possible bruising post-procedure.
‘Thread lifting is commonly used
to address mid-face drooping, deep
cheek wrinkles, deep nasolabial lines,
excessive jowling, and neck laxity,’ Dr
Beaini explains. ‘Other concerns include
brow droop, facial asymmetry and loss of
‘When we look at an individual’s face, our attention first
focuses on the eyes, and any abnormality or asymmetry,’
Dr Beaini explains. For this reason, blepharoplasty – or
eyelid hooding surgery – can achieve significant results in
rejuvenating the entire face.
The procedure involves excising excess fat and skin
from the upper and/or lower eyelids to open the eyes
for a fresher, more alert appearance. ‘The day surgery
is performed under local anaesthesia, and can be used
in conjunction with other treatments such as brow
thread lifting, non-invasive skin tightening and laser skin
rejuvenation,’ he says.
‘If an individual has droopy, tired and ageing eyes, the
first impression is that is individual is sad, tired or unwell,’
Dr Beaini continues. ‘Eyelid surgery is a very effective and
long-term solution for such individuals, and automatically
has the effect of revitalising the entire face.’
AFTER Astarte Thread Lift by Dr Beaini
AFTER Astarte Thread Lift by Dr Beaini
Dr Beaini offers a permanent non-surgical treatment
to correct and reshape protruding ears (bat ear
correction). He performs the procedure with a mild
sedative and local anaesthesia; no hospitalisation,
general anaesthetic or surgical incisions are required.
‘Any abnormality and asymmetry in facial
appearance will attract attention, which is particularly
relevant to individuals with bat ears,’ Dr Beaini explains.
‘These patients were born with this problem and, in
most cases, are burdened with underlying emotional
issues relating to the appearance of their ears. The joy
and relief they experience once their ears are corrected
makes this treatment extremely desirable.’ csbm
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Say goodbye to sagging
skin on the neck, under
the chin and on the
décolletage with Ultherapy.
erin docherty reports.
Ultherapy is a type of non-surgical cosmetic
procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance
of facial ageing by lifting the skin. Well known to be
highly effective for lifting skin on the face and neck areas,
Ultherapy can also effectively address the décolletage,
targeting lines, wrinkles and sun damage with no surgery
and minimal downtime.
Dr Joseph Hkeik, director and founder of All Saints
Cosmedical, has been an early adopter of Ultherapy and
is particularly impressed by the results that can be seen in
just one treatment.
High intensity focused ultrasound, which the
Ultherapy system uses, is probably the most
interesting type of energy, achieving a level
of precision that have not been successfully
achieved by other energy-based systems using
Radio Frequency (RF) and lasers.
The technology was originally developed
for tumour ablation in liver cancer patients in
collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, but it
was noted that this use of ultrasound therapy
could be used to increase collagen production
in the skin. With its precision and ability to
target very specific structures in the skin, the
technology was bought and developed further,
used initially in the USA, Japan and Europe
(plus many more) and now in Australia.
Am I suitable
Ultherapy is ideal for both men and women, of all skin
types, with mild to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity,
loose neck skin and wrinkles on the chest/décolletage
who desire a natural degree of firmness and minimisation
of wrinkles and lines.
The treatment is suitable for those in their early 30s
onwards who want to maintain higher levels of collagen
and elastin in the skin and help delay the ageing process.
Jesse Chan, practice manager at Cosmetic Medical
Clinic, in Sydney’s CBD, is especially impressed by
Ultherapy’s suitability for the treatment of Asian skin.
‘Ultherapy provides excellent skin tightening and lifting for
all skin types without the risk of hyperpigmentation found
with many other devices,’ he says.
Ultherapy can also be used to help prolong the effects
in patients who have already undertaken surgical options,
or as a complement to non-surgical procedures.
‘Technology in the area of aesthetic facial treatments
has improved dramatically over the past 15 years, but
what was lacking was a non-surgical option to treat loose
skin on the neck and facial laxity under the chin,’ he
says. ‘We had been achieving beautiful results with faces
in our clinics, but it was frustrating not being able to
find equivalent non-invasive treatments for the neck
‘Thanks to Ultherapy, we can now treat these key areas,
in just one treatment, so that we have beautifully rejuvenated
necks, jawlines and décolletages to match their beautifully
rejuvenated faces,’ he says.
The décolletage is one of the first places to show ageing
and is in the prime position to soak up Australia’s harmful
UV rays. Perhaps one of the most neglected, hard-to-treat
areas of the body, the décolletage is particularly prone to
photo ageing which can often result in crepey or leathery
skin, cleavage, wrinkles and age spots.
‘The new indication for décolletage rejuvenation with
Ultherapy is exciting as it provides a no-needle, nodowntime
treatment of the area,’ says Dr Robin Chok,
from Regenesis Cosmetic Surgery in Adelaide. ‘Some of
my patients have reported a mild lift of their upper breast
segment which is helpful in providing a better cleavage.’
The addition of new, lower energy settings
has allowed even better comfort levels with no
reduction in effect. Being more comfortable, the
procedure can be performed more precisely with
better coverage of tissue for lift.
‘Studies have shown that when reducing the
energy level, the results remained the same. This
reduction in energy levels means the procedure is
much more comfortable, with only a few spots of
heat experienced by most patients,’ says Dr Hkeik.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy in two ways.
First, it uses imaging technology to see beyond
the skin, allowing the practitioner to see key areas
to be treated. Then, similar to a magnifying glass,
it delivers this energy to its precise target, leaving
the surrounding skin intact. Through ultrasound
imaging, the practitioner can see beneath the skin
about 8mm deep, which allows for unprecedented
control. Ultherapy is the only treatment to allow this
level of visualisation.
Dr Chok says: ‘The effectiveness of Ultherapy
is largely from the sophistication of its ultrasound
real-time imaging, allowing precise placement
of thermal coagulation heat points. These heat
coagulation points lead to specific denaturation
of collagen within the dermal muscle layers. This
leads to progressive repair and tightening of tissue
to create a lift of the face and neck.’
During the procedure, the practitioner gradually
moves the flat surface of the ultrasound applicator
over each region of the face. The sound waves
deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the
deep layers of skin and soft tissue while sparing the
The length of the treatment varies, depending
on the individual treatment plan, however a
face and neck procedure typically takes 60
to 90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes
approximately 30 minutes. These treatments are a
much quicker, easier alternative to often costly and
time-consuming surgical means of skin tightening,
where post-treatment care is usually required.
After treatment &
The treatment requires minimal downtime and patients
can usually return to normal activities immediately after
the procedure, without any post-treatment restrictions or
requirements. The skin may appear red immediately after
treatment, however this often disappears within a few
hours. Some patients experience a slight swelling, tingling
or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary
The beauty of the procedure is that it forms new,
naturally occurring collagen, which continues to form for
two to three months after treatment. Initial effects may be
seen right after the first treatment, however the effect will
build gradually as new collagen begins to lift and tighten the
skin on the neck, chin and brow, as well as smoothing the
skin on the chest.
Dr Chok has used Ultherapy on his own skin and has
been very satisfied with the results, highlighting that he has
seen continued improvement in the tightening of his skin
even up to six months after the first treatment. ‘I had
Ultherapy performed to my own face last Easter and I still
discover a better lift effect along my jawline and mid-face
even after six months. It’s quite an extraordinary experience
to see and feel your face firmer, rejuvenated and refreshed.’
Ultherapy can be used on all skin types, and does not
hold the risk for hyperpigmentation often found in other
non-surgical devices. ‘Ultherapy is especially popular
amongst Asian patients as the treatment does not have
a pigmentation complication and the effect is a natural,
slimming lifting effect of the face,’ says Dr Chok.
Patients are equally as impressed by Ultherapy’s
excellent level of results. ‘We have combined Ultherapy with
several modalities of rejuvenation within our practice with
consistent results,’ he continues.
‘The lack of downtime and no residual marks on the
skin are the main reasons our patients prefer Ultherapy.
It represents the next generation of aesthetics and
has become a revolutionary tool in my practice. The
effectiveness of Ultherapy has seen it become one of our
most popular treatments.’
Treatment is long-lasting and can be maintained with a
repeat session after 12 to 18 months, depending on the
age and health of the person. According to Dr Hkeik, he
receives a lot of positive feedback about the treatment from
A clinical study has shown that collagen contraction
and denaturation are optimised at temperatures
between 60 and 70˚C, resulting in neocollagenesis
(the creation of new collagen).
Ultherapy reaches these optimised temperatures
(around 68˚C) at depth, without causing surface
effects. There is no breaking, cutting or disruption
of the skin, unlike needles, toxins or lasers. The
epidermis and melanocytes are avoided, making the
treatment suitable for all pigmented skin types. The
discrete spacing between the thermal coagulation
points also helps to promote healing post-treatment,
resulting in minimal downtime.
Independent physician evaluators found nine out of
10 treated subjects demonstrated clinically significant
eyebrow lifts at 90 days, resulting in less hooding and
a more open look to the eyes. Patients reported skin
feeling firmer and tighter all over the face, especially
in the upper face area, as well as an overall more
his patients, and some have seen good results in as little
as six weeks.
While it is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative
to surgery, Ultherapy can also be used as an option for
patients who wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
The treatment provides an excellent post-surgical top-up
option to maintain and extend the longevity of a surgical
result. Ultherapy can therefore also be used effectively in a
An exciting alternative to cosmetic surgery, Ultherapy is
fast becoming the treatment of choice for targeting ageing
and sagging skin both on the décolletage, neck and under
the chin. With minimal downtime and improved comfort,
Ultherapy offers patients seeking non-invasive treatments
effective skin lifting and tightening for a rejuvenated, naturallooking
THE POWER OF LIGHT IS
INFINITE. FROM TARGETING
WRINKLES, FINE LINES
AND SCARS TO IMPROVING
SKIN COMPLEXION AND
BASED THERAPIES CAN TREAT
A WIDE RANGE OF FACIAL
AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.
The healing power of light has been
recognised and used for thousands
of years, dating back to the Ancient
Greeks and Romans. Over the millennia,
our understanding and use of light-based
therapies have continually evolved to
optimise results, reduce downtime and
treat a wide range of skin conditions and
For cosmetic indications, light-based
treatments can be broadly categorised
as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy,
light-emitting diode (LED) therapy,
photodynamic therapy and laser therapies.
Today’s light-based technologies can significantly
diminish and even reverse many of the tell-tale signs of
ageing – from early lines, uneven pigmentation and broken
capillaries to deep wrinkles and severe sun damage.
They can reach much deeper levels and affect far more
significant changes than would be possible with most
other cosmetic treatments, and without needing to invest
Moreover, a procedure can often be performed in less
than an hour and may require little or no downtime.
There is a dizzying array of choice – and much potential
confusion for the consumer. It’s always best, therefore, to
seek the advice of a doctor or clinician who is fully qualified
and experienced in using laser and light devices and who
will be able to advise which treatment is best for different
While lasers may sound like magic wands, it is important
to have realistic expectations. Some skin tightening is
possible, but lasers cannot produce the same degree of
lifting seen after a surgical facelift or eyelid lift. Wrinkles
caused by constant muscle movement such as frown lines
can be hard to treat with lasers alone; anti-wrinkle injections
may be used in conjunction. Laser skin rejuvenation cannot
stop the skin from continuing to age; crow’s feet may
reappear and new age spots can develop.
Lasers and other light therapies have fewer side effects
than more traditional skin resurfacing procedures such as
chemical peeling and dermabrasion, but there are still risks.
The most common is unwanted temporary darkening or
lightening of the treated skin (hypo or hyper-pigmentation).
There also is a relatively small risk of scarring.
As with any procedure, the success of treatment is highly
dependent on the skill level and knowledge of the person
performing it, so it is important to ‘do your homework’
before choosing a laser practitioner.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) in cosmetic therapy uses
light wavelengths that safely target either melanin or
haemoglobin in the skin. It can be used to permanently
reduce unwanted hair growth, fade brown spots and
cauterise enlarged or broken capillaries and port wine
stain birthmarks. Some treatments have been developed
specifically to treat rosacea.
Unlike lasers, IPL devices produce a broad spectrum of
light in a range of wavelengths. The emitted light is further
adjustable through the use of filters, allowing any skin colour
to be treated. The range of light is typically between 500-
1500nm, depending on the machine and filter used. This
versatility allows the characteristics of the light energy to
be adjusted according to each patient’s skin type, specific
condition and location of the area to be treated.
Another difference is in the size of the area that can be
treated in one session. Generally IPL treatment heads are
up to eight times larger than the small spot size produced
by lasers, so treatments are quicker but not as targeted
In terms of safety, the two types are similar, but with both
IPL and laser facial rejuvenation treatments the practitioner
and patient each need to use eye protection, and treatment
needs to occur in a controlled area where people cannot
wander in and be exposed to the light.
While lasers and IPL treat many of the same conditions,
IPL is a single technology for a multitude of applications
– from unsightly veins and birthmarks to ageing and sundamaged
skin, unwanted hair and rosacea.
During the procedure pulses of intense light are
fired at the skin through varying filters which isolate
specific wavelengths of light. Various targets (such as
haemoglobin in the blood to remove vascular lesions,
or melanin to treat hyperpigmentation) are preferentially
absorbed, heated and selectively destroyed by certain light
wavelengths (called selective photothermolysis) without
damaging surrounding tissues.
IPL treatment cannot typically address extensive sun
damage and skin discolourations but it can reduce surfaced
capillaries and brown spots, as well as help revitalise
and even out the overall complexion. Typically four to six
treatments are required for optimal results.
The usual downtime with IPL modalities is minimal to
none, depending on the intensity of treatment, however
full recovery can take around two weeks in some cases.
Immediately after IPL a slight burning sensation can occur
for a few hours but there is generally little discomfort.
Temporary discolouration can occur for around three to
four days after the procedure and this skin will flake off
slowly. Short-term side effects include reddening of the
skin (erythema), temporary bruising and oedema (swelling).
Reactions such as scabbing and blistering are possible,
though rare. It’s important to protect skin from UV light with
daily sunscreen application.
Treatment with light emitting diodes (LED) delivers light
at certain wavelengths to stimulate cellular activity and
collagen production in the dermis. This delivers an antiageing,
rejuvenating effect, and LED treatment is often
recommended before and after surgery, as well as a
standalone skin revitalisation treatment.
It uses different wavelengths to increase blood flow to
the skin, accelerate cellular turnover and address specific
concerns such as acne or pigmentation.
An is a shallower, gentler treatment than IPL, and is
often used for collagen boosting and rejuvenating the skin.
LEDs are very small light bulbs that, in contrast to
ordinary incandescent bulbs, don’t get especially hot and
don’t burn out. LEDs have been found to trigger natural
chemical processes inside the cells, boosting the body’s
own production of collagen, which make them particularly
useful for skin rejuvenation.
During treatment, certain light wavelengths are used to
cause different reactions in the skin. Infrared light deeply
penetrates the dermis and stimulates blood flow and
collagen rebuilding in the skin’s deeper layers. Blue light,
which is a shorter wavelength, doesn’t penetrate as deeply
and is used for its anti-microbial effect, inhibiting the growth
of acne-causing bacteria.
Photodynamic therapy uses a chemical reaction activated
by light energy to selectively destroy specific tissues and
can be used to treat sunspots, certain types of skin cancer,
rosacea, acne and sun-damaged skin.
A photosensitising medication is applied topically on
the skin and a narrow band of light (red or blue light) is
administered to cause a moderately deep exfoliation and
target damaged tissue and sebaceous glands.
When skin is exposed to a light source of an appropriate
wavelength, its photosensitiser molecules are activated to
produce oxygen intermediates that destroy the targeted
cells. Recovery time is around two weeks after each
treatment and usually one to three sessions are required.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification for the Stimulated
Emission of Radiation. Laser light is different to normal
light for many reasons: it travels in a synchronised fashion;
retains its intensity over a long distance; is monochromatic
(of the same wavelength or colour) and can be pulsed.
Laser therapies work by targeting tissue and can be
much deeper levels
and affect far more
than would be
used for a number of treatments, including pigmentation,
scarring, unwanted hair, spider veins, sun-damaged skin,
wrinkle reduction and overall complexion rejuvenation.
The principle behind lasers is light absorption. The same
as a black car will be hotter than a white car because it
absorbs more wavelengths of light, certain target tissues
will absorb certain wavelengths of light more effectively.
As the laser light is monochromatic, the target tissue
will take on maximum absorption while the surrounding
tissues won’t. This allows the target to be isolated
and treated. In other words, the laser emits a single
frequency of light with all the light waves going in the same
direction, allowing the target tissue to absorb the maximum
amount of heat.
The target tissue is all-important when treating skin
problems with a laser. For pigmentation it is melanin; for
spider veins and other vascular conditions it is haemoglobin
(blood); and for wrinkles it is water. Each of these target
tissues absorbs a different wavelength of light, meaning a
different laser is needed for each specific problem.
Recent advances in laser technology mean that laser
skin resurfacing, once reserved for the treatment of severe
conditions such as acne scarring due to the extensive
downtime involved, has become an effective option for
many people seeking reduction of lines and wrinkles and
uneven skin colour, tone and texture.
Most resurfacing lasers work by removing
microscopic quantities of skin and stimulating the
production of new collagen. Non-ablative lasers
use wavelengths which do not burn away skin and
are suitable for the treatment of melasma, scarring,
fine lines and wrinkles and typically do not require
Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide (CO 2
Erbium:YAG lasers. These use a process where
the upper layers of aged or damaged skin are
vaporised by the controlled laser. It is this damage
that stimulates the healing and restructuring of the
skin, resulting in a more even complexion and a
significant reduction in lines and wrinkles.
Carbon dioxide lasers can dramatically reduce
wrinkles but downtime and side effects such as
redness and peeling are extended, usually taking
many weeks to heal. Erbium lasers have a great
accuracy with fewer side effects but cannot treat
deep wrinkles as successfully.
work by removing
quantities of skin
The advent of fractionated laser, where microscopic
columns of skin are treated while surrounding skin is left
intact, has made it possible to achieve results comparable
to traditional CO 2
laser resurfacing with fewer side effects
and profoundly less downtime.
Fractional skin resurfacing can utilise both non-ablative
and ablative lasers – the breakthrough difference of this
technology is the fractionated delivery system of light.
Fractional laser technologies break up light beams
to allow columns of untreated tissue to activate healing
mechanisms beneath the skin’s surface, treating skin
conditions ranging from scars and birthmarks to wrinkles.
These lasers work by creating microscopic thermal
injuries that trigger collagen production, stimulating cell
renewal and plumping out the tissues. In other words, the
laser works by creating tiny holes, or ‘dots’, in the skin’s
surface, penetrating deep into the dermis which triggers
the body’s natural healing responses. It leaves the skin
around each dot intact, enabling the surrounding tissue to
heal these microscopic thermal injuries by stimulating the
production of new collagen.
The anti-ageing benefits of fractional laser technology
include improving evenness of skin tone and texture,
reducing pore size and the appearance of lines and
wrinkles, and helping to reverse the effects of sun damage.
A more mild treatment may take several sessions,
while one procedure is usually sufficient for a more
Because laser treatments use heat, a mild to moderate
burning sensation is experienced during treatment and
slight swelling, redness and bronzing afterwards. This can
be covered with mineral makeup and normally subsides
after a few days, however full healing can take several
weeks, depending on the intensity of treatment and the
Results of light-based therapies vary, depending on
the technique and experience of the practitioner, and
the individual patient. Patients should always ask their
practitioner how new the laser or IPL machine is and when
it was purchased. Recent models are far superior to earlier
ones in terms of achieving predictable and precise results.
With a wealth of medical, cosmetic and scientific
applications, research into laser and light-based technology
is constantly evolving. What offers outstanding results
today may one day be superseded by the next advance
in laser-based therapies. One thing is certain, however:
a wealth of conditions once untreatable can today be
improved rapidly and with minimal discomfort thanks to
laser and light-based technology. csbm
Use light to
HEALITE II IS A PROVEN LIGHT-BASED THERAPY TO
IMPROVE LINES AND WRINKLES AND OTHER SIGNS
OF PHOTOAGEING – WITH NO DOWNTIME AND NO
SIDE EFFECTS. AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.
Healite II is a therapeutic system that boosts
skin health, heightens cellular activity,
increases blood fl ow and stimulates collagen
production in the dermis. It calls upon light energy
to kick-start cellular processes in the skin and
underlying tissue. It is eff ective in facial rejuvenation
and commonly used to optimise healing following
more invasive procedures.
The system, by medical device company Lutronic
and distributed by Advanced Cosmeceuticals,
harnesses light energy at a certain wavelength
to stimulate cellular activity and enhance
microcirculation. Blood, oxygen and nutrients
fl ood the treatment area, increasing cellular activity
for non-ablative, and painless, skin rejuvenation.
Healite II is used to help treat active acne, reduce the
appearance of wrinkles, scarring and photoageing,
and improve skin tone, texture and luminosity.
It bio-stimulates the skin at subcellular, cellular
and tissue levels to help existing cells work better,
repair damaged ones and stimulate collagen
production. As well as skin rejuvenation to address
lines and wrinkles and other signs of photo-ageing,
it is well recognised for its ability to improve wound
and soft tissue healing and reduce infl ammation as
well as treat acne, chronic pain such as arthritis,
muscle spasm, superfi cial skin lesions and more.
TREATMENT WITH HEALITE II
Rejuvenation with Healite II uses both yellow and nearinfrared
light. The yellow light, at 590nm, is designed
to ‘precondition’ the tissue before treatment with nearinfrared,
at 830nm. This ‘preconditioning’ enhances dermal
responsiveness and maximises treatment effi cacy.
During treatment, the fi rst minute involves only yellow
light, which targets the epidermis. Following this, nearinfrared
is introduced to aff ord deeper penetration. Total
treatment time with Healite II is 11 minutes.
‘Yellow light is delivered at a low intensity and low
dose to activate cells in the epidermis,’ explains Dr Glen
Calderhead, director of scientifi c aff airs at Lutronic. ‘We
aim for keratinocytes and merkel cells, as both of these are
highly endowed with mitochondria – which release energy.
Following this, the near-infrared at 830nm is introduced.
This penetrates the deeper dermis and beyond.’
Healite II uses a system called ‘optical lens array
technology’ to concentrate the light energy and achieve
faster, eff ective and consistent results.
‘Optical lens array technology allows us to achieve the
optimum level for tissue regeneration, which is 60 joules
per square centimetre, more quickly,’ Dr Calderhead says.
‘Studies have shown greater light concentration, over a
shorter time period, induces a signifi cantly higher increase in
cell activity compared with other systems. Eleven minutes
with Healite II, compared with 20 minutes with another
system, is good for the patient and for the doctor.’
Each wavelength targets various diff erent indications.
Patients of all ages and skin types can benefi t from the
athermal and easy to apply Healite II treatments. It is a
painless and well-tolerated treatment, with no side eff ects
WHAT HEALITE II
IS PROVEN TO DO:
• Encourages wound and cellular healing
post laser or post surgery
• Reduces pain, swelling and redness
• Increases blood fl ow to the wound
• Decreases the risk of bruising
• Decreases recovery time
• Off ers prophylaxis against scar formation
• Reduces post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation
• Improves clinical results of cosmetic procedures
Because Healite II is considered a therapeutic and healing
treatment, it is commonly used following more invasive
procedures such as laser treatment or cosmetic surgery.
It assists in reducing post-procedure bruising, swelling and
redness and can help prevent scar formation. Because of
its regenerative properties, Healite II can help maximise
results and minimise recovery time after certain procedures.
Yet the benefi ts of Healite don’t end at the treatment site.
Dr Calderhead explains Healite II has a systemic eff ect that
can impact the body as a whole.
‘Healite II incurs a larger systemic eff ect due to blood
fl ow,’ he says. ‘During treatment, all sorts of interesting
photoproducts, such as growth factors, are produced.
These get picked up in the blood and carried throughout
the body. Patients leave a treatment feeling revitalised
Arguably, one of the most remarkable results of treatment with Healite II is the way it boosts the body’s natural
reservoirs of anti-ageing constituents. When it targets fi broblasts (which produce collagen and elastin), Healite II
doesn’t just improve skin structure but also boosts the reservoir of collagen-producing stem cells. Similarly, the nearinfrared
light triggers the release of antioxidants in the dermis, which provide protection against UV stress.
‘When the near-infrared light hits mast cells in the dermis, they release a product called Superoxide dismutase
(SOD),’ Dr Calderhead says. ‘This is a super antioxidant that remains in the tissue for up to six months. The minute
you’re exposed to some UV oxidative stress, the damaging eff ect is quenched because the SODs are waiting.’
Treatment with Healite II improves skin radiance and fuels the body with energising cellular activity. By targeting the
body’s natural regenerative processes, Healite II enhances skin structure, texture and resilience. ‘Healite II improves
skin health, stimulates collagen production and increases cellular activity. The great thing is the skin is doing it naturally,
and Healite II just accelerates the process,’ Dr Calderhead concludes. csbm
Tackle ageing on all fronts with a combination of
non-invasive treatments to produce effortlessly
beautiful results. AimÉe Surtenich reports.
Ageing is a multifaceted process, and can result in a
number of changes to our appearance, including the
emergence of fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration,
uneven texture, surface veins and lax skin. So a multifaceted
cosmetic approach to anti-ageing makes sense.
If you’re serious about looking your best without looking
‘done’, and without the downtime of surgery, nothing beats
combining different modalities to tighten and brighten skin
and restore facial volume.
Skin Renu laser and skin clinic in Balmain, Sydney has
an all-encompassing approach to anti-ageing and provides
patients with an individualised program of non-surgical
facial rejuvenation options.
‘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 Sylvia Down from Skin Renu. ‘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. Non-surgical 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. And by natural beauty we mean stimulating your
‘If you’re serious about anti-ageing, increasing collagen
production is the name of the game,’ Down agrees. ‘There
are numerous devices available that help boost dwindling
collagen supplies; tightening existing collagen and
stimulating new collagen production. This means lax skin
is tightened, deep lines and wrinkles are softened and a
luminous texture is achieved, all from the outside in.’
Combining collagen-boosting treatments has a
synergistic effect, meaning the results of each treatment
are enhanced, giving an even better final result. Two such
synergistic procedures that are offered at Skin Renu are
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing and Thermage non-surgical
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can improve a wide
range of skin concerns, such as lines and wrinkles,
loose skin, pigmentation, acne scarring and
moderate to severe sun damage.
Rather than removing the top layer of skin (with
significant downtime) like traditional ablative laser
resurfacing, Fraxel laser treats a fraction of skin at
a time, creating thousands of tiny microscopic sites
of thermal impact, known as microthermal zones.
These microscopic laser columns penetrate
deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds,
triggering the body’s natural response system
to heal those wounds. This process expedites
the body’s remodelling of collagen and elastin,
resulting in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking
skin. It operates on the concept of damaging small
amounts of tissue to stimulate collagen and elastin,
activating new cells.
There are three kinds of Fraxel laser treatments,
depending on each patient’s needs and
requirements. These vary in strength, downtime,
the amount of procedures needed and the final
results. A less aggressive treatment is Fraxel
re:store, which can achieve impressive results for
mild to moderately damaged skin over the course
of three to six treatments. There is typically no posttreatment
wound care and downtime is minimal in
most cases, with some swelling to be expected. It
is particularly effective for treating pigmentation and
scarring, as well as sun damage, acne and acne
scars, and broken capillaries. With each treatment,
a significant improvement is usually evident.
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 technologies and
products to treat a wide range of skin concerns,
individualised for each patient. csbm
Skin tightening with thermage
If your jawline was firm and defined, and it’s now jowly and
heavy; your eyes were once bright and expressive but now
have a permanently tired or sad look to them, you do not
necessarily need major surgical intervention.
The Thermage system uses radiofrequency (RF) energy
to stimulate the production of new connective tissue in
the dermis. This helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles,
smooth the skin’s surface and – quite literally – rebuild the
skin from within. The system works by delivering RF energy
to the skin’s deeper layers. This heats the deeper layers of the
skin to tighten and stimulate collagen and elastin to improve
skin tone and elasticity.
A key benefit of RF energy is that it can be used on all skin
types without the risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation,
which sometimes occurs in darker skin types following
Results following Thermage treatment arise gradually,
and continue to improve for up to six months following
the procedure. This is because neocollagenesis, or the
production of new collagen, typically takes around 12 weeks
Thermage can be used as a stand-alone treatment or, for
best results, in conjunction with other modalities, such as
light-based therapies and injectables.
elevates the facial to
the top of its game,
nourishing the skin
for a more beautiful
There’s something indescribably refreshing about
cleansing the skin. The same way congested pores
and an oily surface can leave the skin looking dull and
lacklustre, a deeply cleansing facial can fuel the complexion
with vibrancy, luminosity and youthfulness.
HydraFacial from High Tech Laser is a non-invasive
resurfacing procedure that combines exfoliation, acid
peels, pore extractions and antioxidant infusions to cleanse,
nourish and brighten the skin.
The system uses five steps: cleansing and exfoliation
removes dead skin cells, an acid peel dislodges grime from
the pores, and a vortex suction extraction system unclogs
the pores completely. This cleansing is followed by the
infusion of a highly active hydrating serum to nourish and
protect the skin.
‘The HydraFacial is great for skin maintenance, or skin
“fitness”,’ explains Sydney cosmetic doctor Dr Bruce
Williamson. ‘It noticeably decongests and shrinks pores,
and then plumps skin with antioxidant and hyaluronic
acid infusions. The skin is left healthier and glowing after a
‘The HydraFacial system uses the benefits of glycolic
acid, salicylic acid and peptides to soften the bonds
that bind our dead cells together and to decongest the
blockages within our pores,’ explains Queensland cosmetic
physician Dr Linda Williams. ‘It uses a vortex-fusing method
Dead skin calls are removed
to reveal healthy new skin
This gentle peel helps loosen
dirt and debris from pores
use vortex suction to clean
Antioxidants and hyaluronic
acid are vortex-fused to
nourish and protect the skin
The HydraFacial Daily
Essentials skincare helps
maintain and protect results
to provide cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration
using antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. From the
patient’s perspective, it’s a quick 30-minute treatment with
immediate results and no downtime.’
The non-invasive nature of HydraFacial means anyone is
suitable for treatment. However, the process can be tailored
to accommodate the needs and skin types of individual
patients. ‘The five-step process can be adjusted depending
on the needs and concerns of the individual patient,’ Dr
Williamson explains. ‘First we cleanse and exfoliate the
skin. Then we perform an acid peel where the level of peel
is chosen according to the patient’s skin type. The vortex
suction comes next, which vacuums out the plugs in
congested pores. Again, the strength of the vortex system
can be tailored to the patient’s skin sensitivity.’
The facial system can improve the appearance of
congested, acne-prone, aged, dulled or dehydrated skin.
It can also be used in conjunction with other therapies – for
example, light-based treatments – to achieve more holistic
and long-lasting results.
‘Consultation before undergoing treatment is always
important to discuss the potential for minor bruising or
grazing on finer skins, and whether it is suitable for clients
with a lot of fragile capillaries,’ says Dr Williams.
‘In some situations, removal and decongestion of
blocked pores may be the main focus whereas, at other
times, the treatment may be modified to give an overall skin
revision with a focus on refreshing texture and improving
Dr Williamson recommends patients undergo treatment
with HydraFacial every two to four weeks, and says the
results can be seen and felt immediately following treatment.
‘Every patient should see the benefits from their very first
HydraFacial. It instantly leaves the skin with a plump, wellhydrated
healthy glow, visibly clear pores and irresistibly
“soft to the touch” refined skin. The procedure is soothing,
moisturising, non-irritating and immediately effective,’ says
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
salon treatment, providing detoxification, rejuvenation and
protection in between visits.
‘The easy monthly maintenance programme is
convenient for the patient and easy to maintain and is also
great for ongoing continuity of care,’ says Dr Williams.
‘I liken the HydraFacial to vacuuming the floor; you are
not making major changes in the skin but you can see the
difference straightaway,’ adds Dr Williamson.
‘At the end of treatment patients can see the cloudiness
in the vortex solution; this is the blackhead plugs and
congestion that was initially in the skin. The results from
such a deep cleansing, combined with antioxidant
nourishment, can be seen for months after treatment,’ Dr
Williamson concludes. csbm
Get the Factor4 advantage of plumper, smoother
and revitalised skin – using your body’s own
growth factors. aimÉe surtenich reports.
There’s a way to regenerate and smooth your skin
from the outside in – with no artificial product,
drugs or scalpel in sight. Its aficionados include Kim
Kardashian, Bar Rafaeli and Cindy Crawford and it’s fast
gaining traction as the go-to skin rejuvenation treatment. It
is of course platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma is a biological skin rejuvenation
treatment that uses the patient’s own cells (in the form
of platelet-rich plasma) to repair and regenerate new skin
tissue and increase collagen production.
Extracted from the patient’s own blood, PRP spurs
the skin’s stem cells into action and contains high
concentrations of growth factors, which are bioactive
stimulators known to accelerate the natural healing
process. Injected into areas such as the face, décolletage
and hands, PRP triggers the skin’s stem cells, enhancing
the formation of new collagen at the site. The result is a
natural rejuvenation that continues to improve over time.
FACTOR4 is a new-generation PRP system to extract
only the highest quality and concentration of serum. In
fact, it is designed to deliver four times as many growth
factors than any blood-rich injection product. It is used
to treat wrinkles and crepiness in areas of the face, neck,
décolletage, back of hands and under-eye circles, as well
as the appearance of stretch marks and scarring.
FACTOR4’s difference is in its high concentration of
autologous growth factors. This concentration is achieved
using technologically advanced tubing to encapsulate and
incubate venous patient blood.
‘FACTOR4 is appealing to clients and practitioners alike
as it is a ‘natural’ product which gives a natural-looking
result,’ says Sydney facial plastic surgeon Dr William
Mooney. ‘It’s a ‘turn back the clock’ treatment which allows
our clients to look refreshed, hydrated and fantastic for
their age. FACTOR4 treatments give them an unfair
advantage compared to their similarly aged friends.’
‘We have experienced great results for skin tightening
with FACTOR4; it’s easy to use, comfortable for the patient
and affordable,’ he adds.
factor4 is a turn-backthe-clock
allowing clients to look
fantastic for their age
What can Factor4 treat?
‘Most commonly we treat the full face (most popular area is
the eyelids and tear troughs as they are so hard to tighten
via other methods) and the entire neck surface area,’ Dr
Mooney explains. ‘We also frequently use FACTOR4 for
sagging skin around the elbows, knees, mummy tummies
and even the backs of the hands.’
And the results?
FACTOR4 treatments tighten skin as the
collected serum contains several different
growth factors that stimulate healing of tissue.
These growth factors stimulate collagen and in
turn tighten skin and improve skin quality over
the ensuing months.
‘My patients are loving the FACTOR4
treatment system, particularly if they attend
all four recommended treatment sessions.
They love that the treatment does not involve
the injection of any chemical-based product
and also the natural-looking results,’ says
‘Where once we were only able to offer antiageing
injectable treatments with pharmaceutical
bases, we now have an all-natural product that
uses only the patient’s own blood. This enables
us to treat individuals who prefer to take a more
natural, holistic approach to their beauty and
wellbeing,’ he concludes. csbm
First, blood is taken from the patient (just
like a regular blood test) and placed in an
incubator. During the incubation period –
which can be between six and nine hours
– the blood is exposed to pyrogenic-free
surfaces, which elicit a vigorous and rapid
increase in the synthesis of growth factors.
Following this, centrifugation, extraction and
filtration take place and give rise to a serum
rich in growth factors, suitable for re-injection
at the treatment site.
‘In my experience, the treatment is quick
and easy to administer, and there’s no need
for any local anaesthetic,” says Dr Mooney.
AFTER treatment with FACTOR4 by Dr Mooney
Regen PRP uses your own blood
platelet cells to regenerate
your skin and body from within.
Tara Casey reports.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy helps kick-start
the body’s natural processes that stimulate healing,
repair and tissue strengthening, effectively reversing
signs of ageing from within.
With a history spanning decades in the medical
industry, PRP is a regenerative and rejuvenating procedure
with countless options for application. It has been used
to combat autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s
syndrome; in sports medicine for treating injured joints and
muscles; and now – thanks to companies such as Regen
Lab PRP who were first to market in the cosmetic medicine
field eight years ago – PRP has entered the cosmetic
anti-ageing arena as a ‘natural’ way to rejuvenate and
PRP can be used to treat a number of different
concerns, including pigmentation, sagging skin, fine lines,
scarring and uneven skin tone. ‘I’ve been using Regen
PRP since 2008 and have found a wide range of patients
benefit from this treatment,’ says Dr Georgina Konrat from
Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic. ‘I’m treating concerns such as
scarring from acne or trauma, ageing and sun-damaged
skin, vaginal atrophy symptoms, and even hair loss.’
‘I primarily use it for the face, décolletage and arms,
to address ageing skin and sun damage,’ she continues.
‘PRP treats these conditions by restructuring and
regenerating the skin from within.’
The procedure involves extracting a sample of the
patient’s blood, centrifuging this sample to concentrate the
blood’s platelets and then re-injecting the concentrated
solution into the treatment area.
Once the PRP is injected into the body, the platelet-rich
solution works to kickstart the body’s cellular processes,
stimulate collagen production, skin cell turnover and
invigorate the area with stem cells and growth factors.
Treatment with PRP is used to regenerate tissue, initiate
vascular growth, induce cell differentiation and recruit
other cells to help rejuvenate the area.
‘Patients are very attracted to the idea of using their own
plasma to regenerate and restructure their skin and tissues.
The results thus far have been very pleasing. Also, because
we are using the patient’s own cells, there is no risk of
allergy, and with an experienced professional performing the
treatment, there are few risks or complications associated
with this procedure,’ says Dr Konrat.
PRP offers a great option for younger patients seeking
to reduce the early signs of skin ageing, but it is also ideal
for older patients to incorporate Regen PRP with other
treatment modalities to achieve even greater results. ‘In our
practice, PRP is typically performed in combination with
either fractionated laser resurfacing or microneedling with
radiofrequency for enhanced results,’ says Dr Konrat.
‘Depending on the patient’s condition, regular PRP
is a wonderful way to maintain the health and integrity of
the tissues. The results are permanent, in that permanent
restructuring and regeneration occurs; however, skin and
tissues will continue to age with time. The treatment,
although a little uncomfortable, is well tolerated. Downtime
is usually minimal and this makes PRP a very attractive
REGEN PRP FOR GYNAECOLOGY
Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative and rejuvenating
procedure with seemingly endless options for application.
One such application is in the field of gynaecology.
Regen PRP can be effective in repairing, rehydrating and
stimulating collagen in the vaginal walls. It is also used for
restoring vaginal muscle tone, boosting the strength of the
vaginal skin and assisting in optimal lubrication.
‘PRP represents a great advance in complementary
therapy for the treatment of vaginal atrophy symptoms,’
says Dr Konrat. ‘I have an extensive surgical practice of
labiaplasty surgery (using my own ‘DOVE’ technique), and
I have adopted Regen PRP treatment to assist with the
regeneration of vaginal mucosal atrophy in a significant
number of patients. The patients who particularly benefit
from PRP are peri- and post-menopausal patients, as well
as patients who have undergone or are undergoing surgical
or medical menopause.’
‘We are in the early stages of using PRP in this
combination, but we are very pleased with the results thus
far,’ she continues. ‘This is an example of the potential role
of growth factors, stem cells and stem cell stimulants in the
future of cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery.’
Regenerative medicine is critical to the future of medicine
in many fields, and cosmetic medicine and surgery is just
one aspect of research and development in this area. ‘For
cosmetic medicine and surgery, PRP has an important
future, both in its own right and in combination with other
therapies,’ says Dr Konrat.
Regen PRP for hair loss
Regen Lab is tackling hair loss from all fronts. By
boosting scalp health, accelerating hair regrowth and
promoting regeneration of the hair follicle, Regen PRP is
both a restorative and preventative measure against hair
loss. Most importantly, it’s also natural, homogeneous
Sydney hair transplant surgeon Dr Johnathan Chan has
been using Regen PRP treatment alongside surgical hair
transplant procedures for the past two years. He explains
it can achieve effective results both as a standalone and
‘One patient, a 53-year-old gentlemen, presented to me
hoping to thicken his thinning hair with surgery,’ says Dr
Chan. ‘I suggested trying Regen PRP to rescue as much
hair as possible, and then use surgery to thicken up any
areas that did not respond. In the end, the PRP-treated
area became much thicker, beyond what we initially
expected. Because of this, the patient only needed a
small hair transplant, just to make the hairline perfect. This
wouldn’t have been possible if he didn’t have so much hair
restored by PRP.’
Once PRP is injected into the treatment site, the
concentrated blood platelets release proteins called
growth factors, which communicate with the body’s cells
to trigger natural regenerative processes. ‘PRP provides
a concentrated dose of growth factors to stimulate tissue
repair and rejuvenation,’ explains New Zealand cosmetic
physician Dr Paul Nola, who has been using PRP to treat
hair loss since 2008. ‘Hair follicles respond to these growth
factors and can reactivate if resting, or grow thicker, healthier
hair if active. Treatment has been shown to hasten reversal
of alopecia areata and to slow or temporarily reverse male
and female pattern hair loss.’
Although there are several PRP systems on the market,
RegenLab PRP has a unique centrifugation process.
Designed to yield the optimal concentration of blood
platelets, Regen PRP gives the physician the options
to increase the platelet concentration to four times the
patients baseline if needed. PRP is totally autologous; the
patient’s plasma is harvested within five minutes and then
injected immediately back into the patient, without any
extra manipulations or incubations to the patient’s PRP.
‘Regen is an easy-to-use system that is cost- and
time-effective for the patient,’ Dr Chan explains. ‘The PRP
• Regen PRP fuels the scalp with growth
factors to stimulate hair follicles and
encourage hair regrowth
• Increased blood flow after Regen PRP
treatment aids in hair restoration
• Regen PRP boosts the health and condition
of the scalp to facilitate hair growth
• Collagen and elastin production is promoted
with Regen PRP; this can help yield more
grafts in hair transplant surgery
• Regen PRP can help accelerate the recovery
of the scalp post hair transplant surgery
• Regen PRP prevents and slows down
further hair loss by improving the condition
of the scalp and hair follicles
concentration can be easily adjusted to tailor the treatment
according to each individual patient.’
A thorough consultation process is required to establish
the best treatment plan with Regen PRP. In some cases,
Regen PRP is used alongside hair transplant surgery to
achieve optimum results. The PRP treatment assists in
recovery following surgery, and helps optimise hair growth
following a hair transplant procedure.
‘The fact that PRP is a biological product means there is
variability between individuals, in how many platelets they
have and how effective their platelets and PRP will be in
regrowing hair,’ Dr Nola explains.
‘I treat hair loss with multiple modalities, including
Regen PRP, prescription medicine, supplements, lifestyle
adjustments, needle rolling and light-based therapy. Antiinflammatory
tablets must be avoided for two weeks before
PRP treatment, as they can disable platelet activity.’
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, a thorough
consultation between patient and practitioner is necessary.
Generally, the healthier the patient, the better the results.
Commonly, a series of three treatments, four to six weeks
apart, are performed to achieve the best result, however this
can be altered according to the patient’s needs. ‘Every case
is different, however, good results have been witnessed in
many hair loss patients. Importantly, PRP triggers natural
processes inside the scalp, which means effective results
can be achieved with minimal risk and downtime. In fact,
most patients return to work right after the procedure,’ Dr
Chan concludes. csbm
Is Regenerative Medicine
the way of the Future?
• Investigates ways to help the human body
repair, replace, restore and regenerate damaged
tissues and organs
• Uses cells, genes or other biological building
blocks, along with bioengineered materials and
• Focuses on restoring the remarkable tissue
regenerative capacity that all humans have
scientists are asking:
• How do some human tissues (our skin, blood
cells and lining of the digestive tract) naturally
• What determines this ability of cells? What
switches it on and off?
• How do newts re-grow their tail or limb, or fish
regenerate their fins or heart? What biological
and molecular processes make this happen?
• Do the parts of our bodies that do not
regenerate (such as the brain and heart) retain a
latent ability to regenerate?
Regenerative medicine could:
• Halt, reverse and prevent damage to vital
organs such as kidneys, livers and even hearts
• Grow new vital organs for people with
organ failure due to disease, injury or
• Treat and cure diabetes through stem
• Reverse the effects of neuro-degenerative
diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s
disease and Parkinson’s disease
• Stop the body attacking itself in autoimmune
diseases including multiple sclerosis,
type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease and
• Treat cancer by building on current stem cell
therapies such as bone marrow transplants
• Prevent ageing
• Regeneration of tissues by injecting or implanting
regeneration-competent cells (usually derived
from adult or embryonic stem cells)
• Protecting cells and tissue from damage due to
disease or injury (eg, by preventing cell death)
• Inducing regeneration in tissue by recruitment
of a patient’s own cells to the tissue or using
proteins or gene delivery to stimulate cell
division in the tissue
• Prevention of inflammation and scarring in tissues
to better enable the use of these methods
ADELAIDE GYNAECOLOGIST AND
PELVIC RECONSTRUCTION SURGEON
DR OSEKA ONUMA DISCUSSES THE
GROWING POPUALRITY OF LASERS
IN THE GYNAECOLOGY SECTOR.
Lasers are one of the most well-known tools of medicine
today, and there is a huge variety of lasers with very
specific applications in many industries. Within
medicine, lasers were originally used for their destructive,
excisional and coagulation properties and recently they
have become synonymous with cosmetic medicine and
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 and fallopian tube micro-surgery. The
laser, originally developed in 1961 was the first laser
used in gynaecological practice in 1973. It was the cost
of laser technology, particularly in the 1990s, which limited
its wider adoption.
In gynaecological practice, depending on the doctor’s
preference and availability, lasers can be used to treat
endometriosis, utero-sacral nerve ablation, division of
adhesions, excision/ablation of cervical and vulval lesions
and ovarian/fallopian tube surgery.
Within the past 20 years, there has been an addition to
the scope of gynaecological use of lasers: the improvement
of quality of life issues such as sexual function. Laser
Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR), a term coined by a US
gynaecologist, refers to a technique of using a diode laser
as a cutting/dissecting tool when performing prolapse
surgery - surgery designed to correct physical defects but
not addressing sexual issues, rather, simply concerned with
the size of a lump. Laser-assisted vaginal surgery is a more
accurate description of this treatment.
Lasers are now being used in
gynaecology to improve quality of
life issues such as sexual function
The surgery remains controversial, not due to its efficacy
but rather because the concept of female sexual function
is not routinely taught in specialist gynaecological training.
There has been a struggle to place women and their needs
at the forefront of treatment and this remains a significant
issue in current gynaecological practice. A variety of
terminologies, seemingly pejorative, such as vaginoplasty,
vaginal rejuvenation, cosmetic gynaecology, cosmetogynaecology,
designer vagina, has been used for laserassisted
vaginal therapy adding to the controversy.
The Australian Centre for Female
Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation
The advantage of laser dissection includes the ability
to dissect, coagulate, cut and, at the same time, promote
collagen formation, which assists healing and reduces scar
tissue formation. Surgeons believe this results in a greater
improvement in sensation during intercourse compared to
conventional cold-knife techniques.
The two main types of laser used in non-surgical
treatment of the vagina are the CO 2
and Erbium-YAG. They
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 achieved. The CO 2
laser is more aggressive than the
Erb-YAG laser being subablative (deeper) 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, long-pulsed mode
that is subablative and produces a deeper thermal spread.
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.
New technology or the application of pre-existing
technology to new indications requires a robust examination
of any available evidence, evaluation of the technology and
monitoring of the 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.
There is a clear differentiation between non-surgical laser
vaginal treatments and traditional vaginoplasty and laserassisted
vaginal surgical procedures.
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. Non-surgical laser vaginal treatment can
improve very mild stress incontinence or reduce vaginal wall
relaxation, however it is unlikely to cure any significant stress
urinary incontinence or improve sensation during intercourse
where the vagina and the vaginal opening are widespread
because of detached or torn muscles and fascia.
We can say non-surgical laser vaginal treatment/
rejuvenation/therapy is an excellent addition to the limited
arsenal available for treating some symptoms of female
pelvic floor dysfunction. The risks associated when properly
performed are almost negligible. Treatment should be
carried out by doctors properly trained in assessing the
vagina and knowledgeable about both the theoretical and
clinical aspects of laser therapy.
A discussion about your symptoms with a doctor who
has a clear understanding of all the modalities of treatments
is imperative. Your doctor is able to guide you towards the
optimal treatment offering you the best outcome. csbm
Empowering women through
knowlege, choice and access to
world class care
Gynaecologist & Pelvic
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
MonaLisa Touch offers a simple laser
treatment to counter the effects of
vaginal ageing, including dryness, laxity
and incontinence. Tara Casey reports.
MonaLisa Touch, distributed in Australia by High
Tech Laser, is a new non-surgical way to treat
vaginal atrophy. MonaLisa Touch can also be used
for aesthetic purposes, to counter the effects of ageing and
achieve a rejuvenating effect by restoring vaginal tissue.
‘MonaLisa Touch has been developed to help patients
suffering from symptoms such as urinary incontinence,
painful intercourse, dryness, itchiness, burning, vulval and
vaginal pain, prolapse and laxity or looseness,’ explains
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison, a gynaecologist from South
Australia. ‘These symptoms are part of a common condition
known as vaginal atrophy. Additionally, because of how the
treatment works, it can be used for vaginal rejuvenation.’
‘Almost all of my patients have noticed a significant
improvement following the MonaLisa Touch procedure –
some have even described the treatment as life-changing,’
she continues. ‘I hope it becomes the new standard of
care for the many women suffering from these often painful
symptoms that affect their everyday life. It certainly has in
The versatility of MonaLisa Touch stems from the
technology it uses to improve the genital mucosa and
restore proper function in the treatment area. Using
fractional laser light, 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,’ Dr Behnia-Willison explains. ‘It creates more hydrated and
healthy cells which help to increase vascularisation, hydration and acidity, which are
all important components of vaginal health.’
According to Dr Behnia-Willison, treatment to improve vaginal function is sought
out by a significant number of patients, and of different ages. ‘Although many are
going through menopause or are post-menopausal, there are also many younger
women suffering from similar symptoms,’ she says. ‘I have found this treatment to
be particularly effective for women who find it painful to have sexual intercourse.’
My patients have noticed a significant improvement
following the MonaLisa Touch procedure – some have
even described the procedure as life-changing
MonaLisa Touch delivers thermal heating at specific depths in the tissue to achieve
an optimum, targeted result. Also, the fractionated effect means there are areas of
untouched tissue left between laser columns. This healthy tissue helps promote
healing and minimise downtime after treatment.
‘The advantage of the MonaLisa Touch procedure, for both results and safety, is
that it uses a fractionated CO 2
laser, which means the heat is deposited at the ideal
depth in the tissue,’ Dr Behnia-Willison explains. ‘And because it is a fractional laser
treatment it leaves most of the superficial layer untouched, which is important from
a safety perspective.’
The treatment is non-invasive and no anaesthesia is required. Often a series of
treatments is recommended for best results. ‘MonaLisa Touch is a straightforward
and simple procedure. It involves a probe placed inside the vagina and the
fractionated CO 2
energy delivered to the vaginal tissue,’ says Dr Behnia-Willison.
‘The published research has shown that the best results are obtained from
three MonaLisa Touch treatments, performed a month apart. Most patients notice
a significant improvement after the first procedure. I also recommend to patients
they may need a follow-up procedure every year or so, after the initial course of
As with any medical procedure, there are some potential side effects with the
MonaLisa Touch treatment. ‘In my experience, which is similar to that of overseas
practitioners, the likelihood of post-treatment complications following a MonaLisa
Touch treatment is minimal,’ she says. ‘The worst side effect I have seen has been
some mild discomfort for 12 to 24 hours following the procedure, but this is in only
a handful of patients and I have now performed more than 2,500 MonaLisa Touch
treatments in Australia.’
Whether you’re looking to relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, or seeking
a rejuvenating effect, MonaLisa Touch is worthwhile to explore; it’s also backed by
clinical research and a history of success in a gynaecological setting. csbm
the advantages of having
beautiful teeth go well
learn the current
procedures available to
perfect your smile and
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Being born with a perfect smile used to be a highly
enviable genetic gift, but now even those who didn’t
make the cut in the gene pool can achieve a pearly
white smile with some cosmetic dental assistance.
while traditional dentistry is integral in oral hygiene and
preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, the current
wave of dentistry is focused on improving the appearance
of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. restorative and
general dental practices address necessary treatment,
whereas cosmetic dentists provide desired services.
the choice of treatments is wide and varied, from
veneers, bridges, crowns and white fi llings to computerised
smile analyses that look at the harmony between lips,
gums and teeth. on the following pages, we do the rounds
of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.
common methods for correcting slight aesthetic
discrepancies or issues of tooth quality are crowns,
bridges and fi llings.
Crowns or caps are used to restore chipped teeth
or replace broken teeth. an impression of the tooth is
taken and the crown – made from metal or porcelain
– is built in a laboratory to individual prescription,
using a gold alloy covered with bonded porcelain. the
old tooth is then cut down a millimetre or so to make
room for the crown. the crown is then cemented to
Bridges cover the gap where a tooth is missing or
a gap is present. it entails a metal unit of three crowns
and is fashioned from porcelain to blend with existing
teeth, which is cemented to the teeth either side of the
gap. these teeth are drilled down to attach the bridge
either side of the gap. the middle crown is solid to
mimic a tooth, the other two are hollow in order to fi t
over the teeth. generally a couple of appointments are
required and the results last from three years to fi fteen
years, if maintained properly.
White fillings are for people with smaller gaps,
chipped teeth or fi lling the edge of a tooth. They are
made of a composite of resin and glass particles,
cemented onto the existing tooth using a bonding
agent. one appointment is required and, while they
are less resilient than veneers, results should last for
around 15 years if cleaned properly.
chipped, broken, discoloured or decayed teeth
may be repaired or have their appearance corrected
using a procedure called composite bonding. a dental
composite material with the look of enamel is applied
into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it
is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened
with a high-intensity light. the result is a restoration that
blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding
tooth structure and the rest of the natural teeth.
In the blossoming world of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening
reigns supreme as arguably the most commonly recommended
procedure. Teeth are often stained from poor oral hygiene or
smoking, food, coffee, tea or red wine. Bleaching the teeth can
enhance the appearance of your smile.
Universally valued by men and women alike, whitening (or
bleaching) treatments are available to appeal to every budget and
time frame. Whether in the form of one-hour bleaching sessions
at your dentist’s office, or at-home bleaching kits, teeth whitening
solutions abound. Virtually everyone who opts for this cosmetic
treatment will see moderate to substantial improvement in the
brightness and whiteness of their smile. However, teeth whitening
is not a permanent solution and requires maintenance and repeat
treatments for a prolonged effect.
There are three types of teeth whitening techniques to choose
from: pure laser, kick-start laser and at-home kits. The pure laser
technique is a quick fix to whiten teeth. It involves laser beams or
light emitting wavelengths to provide an intense light that activates
a whitening agent made from carbamide peroxide or hydrogen
peroxide pasted onto the enamel of the tooth. This chemical
reaction lifts the stain out of the enamel and is then washed away
by the dentist. It takes about one-and-a-half hours and needs
topping up once every three to six months.
With the second method, a mould of the teeth is taken by the
dentist and a mouth guard made to exact specifications. The
patient wears the mouthguard filled with a whitening gel made from
carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide of professional strength.
‘Kick start’ laser beams, or light emitting wavelengths, activate the
gel pasted onto the enamel of the tooth. Two appointments, two
weeks apart offer results of three to six months.
At-home teeth whitening can be in the form of a mouthguard
filled with whitening gel or whitening strips. Both do not harm the
teeth but slightly change the composition of the dentine – the
part of a tooth that is hard, contains calcium and lies underneath
the enamel – making it appear whiter. Results last between three
and six months. Typically the home-use whitening products can’t
achieve the bleaching effect from the dentist’s office, but it’s a
good alternative for more superficial staining.
Dental implants are artificial tooth root
replacements that are used as a part of
prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry to
compensate for tooth loss. Often the result is
not only an enhanced smile, but also a more
youthful appearance, since missing teeth
cause the face to collapse and make you look
older than you actually are.
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like material that, when
applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven
tooth alignment or spacing, crowding, staining and chips or cracks. Veneers
can also increase the dimension of the tooth, thicken them, and make them
squarer or longer. Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental
veneers may solve most or even all cosmetic dental issues.
Second to this, the translucent quality of today’s veneers provides a more
natural look than what’s been available in the past.
The veneer is bonded onto the front surface of the tooth using a chemical
bonding agent, with some minimal drilling to curve the contours of the
veneers in most cases.
The two most common materials used in the manufacture of dental
veneers are composite resin and porcelain veneers. Both porcelain veneers
and composite veneers can be fabricated by a dental technician in a dental
laboratory and are bonded to the tooth with resin cement, but composite
veneers can also be directly fabricated inside your mouth at the dentist. Of
the two, porcelain veneers are longer lasting and more expensive.
There are two ways to straighten teeth, either
cosmetically or with orthodontics (the area of
dentistry concerned with the prevention and
correction of irregularities of the teeth).
For people with crowded, crooked or tilting
teeth, this is a viable solution.
Cosmetic teeth straightening can include
reshaping the gums or applying veners (see
previous page), whereas orthodontics uses
metal or tooth-coloured braces or clear
aligners (Invisalign) fitted inside the mouth.
These are usually worn for one to three
years, with appointments every four to eight
weeks depending on the individual. Patients
will be advised to wear a retainer after they
SYDNEY AESTHETIC and
DR SARKIS NALBANDIAN
SAYS A MINIMALLY INVASIVE
APPROACH IS OFTEN THE
BEST OPTION IN RESTORING
A BEAUTIFUL SMILE. TARA
Actual patient of
beautiful smile should be
natural looking, symmetrical
and striking. Sydney aesthetic
reconstructive dentist Dr Sarkis
Nalbandian takes a minimally invasive
approach in preserving, improving and
maintaining a patient’s natural smile.
‘Optimising the smile should be
about imitating nature and working with
what’s already there,’ Dr Nalbandian
explains. ‘It is essential that the smile
is considered in relation to the rest
of the face. The shape and shade
of the teeth, as well as the arch
shape, should be recreated according
to the facial frame. It’s really about
the face, not about the teeth – that’s
While Dr Nalbandian uses a variety
of techniques to create aesthetic and
functional results in smile rejuvenation,
he often recommends composite
porcelain and ultra-thin porcelain
veneers to achieve noticeable results
with minimal intervention.
Dr Nalbandian performs his
renowned One Visit Smile Lift, where
he uses composite and ultra-thin
porcelain veneers developed by him
and his technical team to rejuvenate
the smile without damaging the
existing teeth – these are placed in the
‘My ultra-thin veneers require
no local anaesthetic and, most
importantly, the existing enamel is
On the following page we showcase
a selection of Dr Nalbandian’s One
Visit Smile Lift case studies. csbm
CASE STUDY 1
This patient had worn upper front teeth which impacted negatively on her overall
appearance, speech and confidence.
Initially during diagnosis, Dr Nalbandian established the patient’s ideal
tooth length and aesthetic and she was happy to proceed. Eight composite
reconstructions were completed in one visit with no drilling of the tooth structure
and no injections – for a complete smile rejuvenation.
BEFORE (note the worn, reverse smile line)
AFTER non-invasive treatment in one visit by Dr Nalbandian
Note the improved smile line and teeth display.
BEFORE (note the obvious reverse smile line)
AFTER smile rejuvenation in one visit by Dr Nalbandian,
enhancing this patient’s whole facial aesthetic.
CASE STUDY 2
‘This patient had become self-conscious about the shape and colour of her
teeth,’ says Dr Nalbandian. ‘The top teeth were spatially shorter and had a worn
appearance. The patient opted to undergo a minimally invasive procedure, using
ultra-thin porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of her smile. Both the
upper and lower 10 teeth were treated with ultra-thin porcelain veneers developed
at Designer Smiles, and her worn smile and bite was also improved.
‘The patient loves the colour, shape and symmetry of her new smile.’
BEFORE (note the severe tetracycline discolouration)
AFTER ultrathin porcelain veneers requiring no injections, and
preserving the tooth structure. Procedure completed in two visits.
WHAT’S THE SECRET BEHIND
PERFECTLY KISSABLE LIPS? PERMANENT
MAKEUP! SYDNEY COSMETIC TATTOO
PRACTITIONER VAL GLOVER-HOVAN TELLS
US MORE. TARA CASEY REPORTS.
We buff them, moisturise them and slather them in
colourful gloss. They frame the words we speak
and soften the most intimate of moments. Indeed,
a voluminous set of lips is thought to hold a thrall over the
opposite sex like no other part of the body. But how can
you maximise this asset if your own lips are lacking in both
colour and volume?
Sydney cosmetic tattoo practitioner Val Glover-Hovan
has been using cosmetic tattoo to enhance the appearance
of her clients’ lips for more than 30 years. Having learned
the technique in the 1980s, she has been pioneering
permanent makeup ever since, and is at the forefront of
using tattoos as a cosmetic procedure.
‘Permanent makeup has many beauty benefits, not to
mention the economic and time-saving factors,’ she says.
‘Its roots trace back to the 1930s and, while both the
technique and its popularity have advanced considerably
since this time, the reasons for its continued popularity
remain the same.’
According to Glover-Hovan, cosmetic tattooing helps
highlight a person’s best features while camouflaging the
worst. ‘Many of my clients have said they wonder why it
took so long to make the decision to have a cosmetic tattoo
procedure,’ she says.
Glover-Hovan draws on a number of techniques,
including permanent eyeliner and eyebrow procedures.
However, lip enhancement is one of the most popular
requests amongst her clientele.
‘Permanent lip liner is for people who have no definite
lip shape, pale lips, sun-damaged lips, uneven lips,
or lips that have lost their shape as a result of cold
sores or injury,’ says Glover-Hovan. ‘It’s ideal for people
who prefer a definite lip shape to emphasise or enlarge
the mouth or for ladies with “crease lines” around the
During the procedure, colour is tattooed in a fine or
thick line on the outer edge of lips. ‘This gives definition
to the shape of the mouth,’ notes Glover-Hovan. ‘The
lips are a sensuous feature of the face and having a
definite lip line can also help many ladies apply their
Full lip colour
Lip blending goes one step further, blending colour into
the inner part of the lips. ‘This can help disguise the lip
line, making it appear more natural,’ says Glover-Hovan.
‘I also use this technique to fill in white areas where the
lip line has been extended away from the natural lip line
or to balance crooked lip shapes.’
According to Glover-Hovan, lip blend and all-over
colour helps make the lips look fuller and is therefore
ideal for anyone lacking volume and colour in their
lips but who might not want to augment their lips with
Glover-Hovan says subtlety is the key to successful
cosmetic tattooing, and the result is always subjective.
‘To be honest, the people closest to you may not notice
that a cosmetic tattoo procedure has been performed;
we aim for a natural-looking result and the procedure
has little to no downtime,’ she says. ‘A full lip procedure
is the only one that shows swelling afterwards, whereas
lip liner alone is likely to escape their notice.’ csbm
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HOW TO RECLAIM BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
BROWS. ERIN DOCHERTY REPORTS.
1. Hair stokes
4. 3D brows
6. Soft tap
Bold brows are back and they’re trending all by
themselves. From the thin face framers of Greta
Garbo, to Cara Delevingne’s thicker power brows
and Kim Kardashian’s bleaching experiments, the eyebrow
game is ever evolving. Eyebrows are forever the centre of
beauty talk and are now 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 the world of
fashion, the art of cosmetic tattooing to reshape and
emphasise the brows has become more popular.
However, Sydney permanent makeup practitioner
Rita Porreca of Sydney Permanent Makeup Centre says
consumers are more confused than ever before about the
diff erent brow tattooing methods available.
‘I have been in this industry for over 25 years and only
recently have I noticed that clients are so confused about
brow tattooing methods,’ says Porreca. ‘An experienced
cosmetic tattooist should know the diff erent methods
for brow tattooing, and be able to tailor their approach
according to the client’s preferences and the look they’re
trying to achieve.’
‘Blading, soft tap and feature, all refer to a similar method
for eyebrow tattooing, performed with a hand tool,’ Porreca
explains. ‘This method goes back to when Japanese geisha
girls wanted to distinguish their eyebrows elegantly. Using
a thin blade, a pattern is applied to the brows and ink is
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applied over the top.’
‘In my experience, blading is an exquisite technique that
creates a very natural look. However, the pigment fades up
to 50 percent within five days of the procedure,’ she adds.
The art of blading has been reinvented again. Porreca
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timeless and with the faster, more permanent machine method. She
believes this approach takes eyebrow tattooing to the next effortless beauty
level, achieving the best possible results for her clients.
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Do not fall victim to sun-damaged skin
or, worse yet, skin cancer. Here’s a
timely reminder of why sun protection is
essential. tara casey reports.
Despite having the highest rates of melanoma
in the world, Australia has been slow to adopt
the heightened protection offered by SPF 50+
sunscreen. Having already been successfully introduced
to Europe, North America and even to our neighbours in
New Zealand, 2013 saw the super-strength sun protection
introduced Down Under. Here we revisit what SPF 50
actually means, and how it differs from other SPFs.
Since 1998, Australia has abided by the Australian/New
Zealand Sunscreen Standard ruling, allowing products to
be labelled with a maximum SPF claim of 30+. In 2013,
however, a revised Standard was published, upping the
limit to 50+.
According to the Department of Health and Ageing,
approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed
with skin cancer before the age of 70 and are four times
more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form
of cancer. So why has it taken so long to introduce these
higher levels of protection to our shores?
The concern has always been that people will think
that, by using a sunscreen labelled SPF 50, they can
either use less of it or won’t have to apply it as often.
And while an increase from 30 to 50 sounds like a lot, in
reality the extra protection offered by SPF 50 isn’t nearly
as significant. Add to this the fact the average person
puts on between 25 and 50 percent less sunscreen than
the recommended amount, and you can see why the
authorities may have urged caution over introducing what
merely appears to be a significantly more effective level
No sunscreen affords 100 percent protection from the
harmful rays of the sun. According to Ric Williams,
research and development manager at NexGen
Pharmaceuticals, a sunscreen with SPF 15 blocks 93.3
percent of UVB rays, whilst a sunscreen with SPF 50
blocks as much as 98 percent.
‘Arguably, an SPF 15 sunscreen provides full UVB
protection for healthy individuals,’ he says. ‘The
difference of 4.7 percent between a SPF 15 and SPF
50, would not seem significant to most individuals.’
However, Williams also notes that, whilst the UVA
protection given by any sunscreen is minimal, the
higher the SPF, the better protected you are from UVA,
and especially UVA II radiation.
Although UVB radiation is the primary cause of
sunburn and skin cancer, UVA radiation is what causes
photoageing – ageing from the sun that can result in
wrinkles, sun spots and uneven pigmentation. In high
doses, UVA radiation can also cause skin cancer.
The proper way to
‘The use of sunscreen is an important preventative measure
to help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer and
premature skin ageing,’ says Williams. ‘Skin is susceptible
to attack by the sun, resulting in the destruction of collagen
and elastin structure, and more seriously the damage to
cells’ DNA leading to possible cancer formation.’
No matter what level of protection you choose, therefore,
the best advice is to apply your sunscreen properly.
‘Sunscreen should be applied liberally enough to
all sun-exposed areas that it forms a film when initially
applied. If you’re not using this much — about half a 100g
tube (every time you put sunscreen on your whole body);
you’re probably not getting enough protection from UV,’
According to Williams, scientists use a simple formula
to determine how much sunscreen should be used. ‘As an
example, for a person about 175cm tall and weighing about
82.5kg they will require approximately 40g – almost half a
typical 100g tube, of sunscreen to cover their body to the
same level as is specified in the Australian Standard test
procedure,’ he says.
Using this amount means you are using the effective
level as stated on the label. Using less means you are not
getting the SPF stated on the label.
‘The prudent course is to reapply the sunscreen at
regular intervals to ensure an adequate film is maintained,’
says Williams, who also stresses that using sunscreen is a
‘What that means is that the sunscreen continuously
allows the passage of a low level of ultraviolet radiation –
even if it is SPF 30. Reapplication of the sunscreen does not
remove the damage that has already been caused by the
SPF refers to the Sun Protection Factor offered
by various sunscreens. The level of SPF
given to each sunscreen is measured using
a complex mathematical equation, and refers
to the amount of ultraviolet raditation required
to cause sunburn with the sunscreen on, as
a multiple of the amount required without the
Traditionally the SPF is rated for sun damage
by UVB rays only. However, the new legislation
requires the industry to change these standards
and include information about the potential to
protect from UVA radiation, too.
The protection given to individuals by a certain
level of sunscreen will vary depending on:
• the amount applied
• the frequency of application
• the skin type of the user
• immersion in water through swimming
• amount of sunscreen absorbed by the skin.
transmitted radiation,’ he explains. ‘When you reapply the
sunscreen, unlike a cure, you do not “start the clock again.”
So the purpose of reapplying the sunscreen is to ensure
that it is still covering the skin properly. Even if an SPF 30
sunscreen is reapplied regularly, if the intensity of the UV
radiation is high enough and if the skin is exposed for long
enough, invisible damage, or even physical damage in the
form of sunburn, could occur.’
Williams says that another misapprehension is that
the sunscreen starts to work immediately it is applied.
‘All sunscreens in Australia come with the warning that
the sunscreen should be applied 15-30 minutes before
going into the sun and it should read 15-30 minutes before
entering the water,’ he says. ‘This time allows the water in
the product to evaporate and the waterproof sunscreen film
to properly form on the skin surface.’
The mineral zinc oxide has long been known to provide
complete protection from UVB and UVA radiation, and is the
only FDA-approved sunscreen for children under 6 months
of age. However, zinc oxide can leave an undesirable white
residue on the skin.
Modern advances in nanotechnology have meant that
scientists have been able to reduce the particle size of the
zinc oxide to just 80 to 120nm. At this size, the zinc oxide
can sit on the surface of the skin, still working effectively as
a sunscreen, without causing a white appearance.
Nanotechnology, however, has sparked scientific debate
with some fearing the escape of particles into the blood
stream. ‘In early 2009, the Therapeutic Goods Administration
(TGA) conducted an updated review of the scientific
literature in relation to the use of nanoparticulate zinc oxide
and titanium dioxide in sunscreens,’ says Williams.
‘The TGA review concluded that the potential for titanium
dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles in sunscreens to
cause adverse effects depends primarily upon the ability of
the nanoparticles to reach viable skin cells; and to date, the
current weight of evidence suggests that titanium dioxide
and zinc oxide nanoparticles do not reach viable skin cells;
rather, they remain on the surface of the skin and in the
outer layer of the skin that is composed of non-viable cells.’
The TGA is continuing to monitor the emerging scientific
literature to ensure appropriate action is taken should any
tangible safety concerns be identified. Currently, however,
no specific warnings about nanoparticles need to be placed
on labels of sunscreens.
In Australia, all active ingredients, such as zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide, must be declared on sunscreen labels, to
help consumers make informed choices. However, it is not
a requirement for sunscreen labels to declare the particle
size of the active ingredients. csbm
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What you need
for skin health.
The essentials for a simplified yet
effective skincare starts off with
a gentle cleanser to prep skin for
penetration of active ingredients (we’ll
get into that later!), a good exfoliator to
buff away dead skin cells and an SPF
moisturiser to protect your skin from
those harsh UV rays.
Understanding skincare products
and how to use them is the first step
in implementing an effective skincare
regimen. With the myriad of products on
the market, it’s helpful to get the basics
right first, and then venture to more
targeted skincare solutions.
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Cleansers are an essential part of a basic skincare
routine. They wash off makeup, dirt and oil and leave
the skin feeling clean, smooth and oil free. Your skin
should be cleansed at least twice a day – in the morning
and in the evening. There are cleansers for every
skin type: If you’re prone to blocked pores, use gel
formulations; for delicate skin, use milky products. Both
gels and milky products usually can be washed off . For
dry skin, use cream products, which generally are wiped
off . If using a cream cleanser, you probably will need to
use a toner afterwards.
1. 2. 3.
1. Aspect Purstat 5 Cleanser,
$61.60 for 240ml, 2. Clarins Gentle
Foaming Cleanser, $38 for 125ml,
3. Elemis Pro Radiance Cream
Cleanser, $69 for 150ml, 4. Glõ.
Therapeutics Conditioning Milk
Cleanser, $40 for 200ml, 5. Jurlique Clarifying Deep
Cleansing Gel, $38 for 125ml, 6. Kiehl’s Calendula
Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, $29 for 230ml, 7.
Neostrata Facial Cleanser, $35.95 for 100ml, 8. Obagi
Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser, $49.95 for 200ml, 9. Paula’s
Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser,
$30 for 190ml, 10. Racinne Ultimate Hydra Perfection
Gentle Cleansing Foam, $24 for 120ml, 11. Synergie
Skin UltraCleanse, $69 for 120ml
Toners are a matter of personal taste. They can remove
the traces of makeup, dirt and oil that your cleanser
may have missed. Toners can help to reduce pore size
and refine the skin but some people get the same effect
from rinsing their face with cool water after cleansing.
Most toners are available for both dry and oily skin, but a
gentle toner with little or no alcohol is good for all skin types.
Actives refer to the ingredients that induce healing
and other changes in skin cells, also known as
‘cosmeceuticals’. These mavericks of the skincare
world deliver age-busting ingredients such as vitamins,
peptides, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and stem cells
to the skin. They are absorbable, can be placed under
other products and can penetrate the superficial layers
of the skin, enabling the delivery of highly concentrated
ingredients. These ingredients can brighten the skin and
help to improve the appearance of premature ageing.
They can also help smooth and refine dull, lacklustre
skin, boost skin renewal and reduce the appearance of
pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Used after cleansing and
before moisturising, the most popular (and effective)
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative (retinoic acid). It is a
powerful antioxidant clinically proven to stimulate better cell
turnover in the upper layers, normalising skin turnover to
fight wrinkles and promote overall better functioning (and
Hyaluronic acid (HA), also found naturally in the skin, is
used in hundreds of anti-ageing products due to its fastworking
moisturising properties. Leading dermatologists
recommend patients invest in a good anti-ageing
moisturiser with HA.
Famously linked to vitamin pills and oranges, its goodness
is found in beauty products, too. Vitamin C is an antioxidant
that works to prevent free radical damage. These are
volatile molecules so look for a stabilised Vitamin C product
to help reinforce the skin’s own defences and prevent longterm
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) has really come to the fore in the
anti-ageing war, taking its place alongside skincare veterans
Vitamins A, C and E. Typically used in serum form, Vitamin
B3 can effectively treat acne, fade hyperpigmentation and
improve the skin barrier functions, as well as help reduce
fine lines and wrinkles. It provides antioxidant properties
for the skin and it has also been shown to have antiinflammatory
and healing properties, as well as help reduce
Antioxidants (including Vitamins A, E and C) help protect
skin by combating free radicals, which attack healthy skin
cells and collagen. This attack of the skin’s vital structures
can cause damage, mutations, cell death and inflammation,
resulting in lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sensitivity and
The science behind peptides came from the discovery
that when collagen is damaged by sunlight it is broken up
into peptides. Certain peptides formed were able to act
as a signal to skin cells to make new collagen, meaning
wrinkled skin could be improved by fooling it into thinking it
had been damaged by applying this peptide. Peptides offer
a way for the skin to repair itself naturally, so that they might
improve wrinkles, firmness or age spots. Hexapeptide, in
particular, is a component of many anti-ageing products
as it works to ‘relax’ facial muscles for a plumper, more
Skincare specialists are creating specialised peptides and
enzymes that help stimulate the skin’s storage of stem cells.
It is believed the skin contains a ratio of approximately one in
10 to one in 10,000 stem cells. These specialised cells are
dormant until they receive signals from the body to begin
the repair mode. The use of topical products stimulates the
stem cell to split into two types of cells: a new, similar stem
cell and a ‘daughter’ cell. This stem cell can receive the
message to create proteins, carbohydrates and lipids to
help repair fine lines and wrinkles and restore and maintain
firmness and elasticity.
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
1. Aspect Dr Multi B Plus Serum, $121 for 30ml, 2. Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Powerful-
Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, $89 for 50ml, 3. Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle
Anti-Wrinkle Serum, $29.99 for 29ml, 4. Nude by Nature Nude Miracle Serum, $29.95 for 30ml,
5. Obagi Professional C 20% Serum, $99.95 for 30ml, 6. Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment,
$70 for 0.15ml, 7. Synergie Skin Suprema-C, $110 for 30ml, 8. PCA skin Intensive Age Refi ning
Treatment: 0.5%, $149.60 for 29.5ml, 9. Pevonia Micro Retinol Essential Serum, $129 for 30ml,
10. Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder, $45 for 7.1g, 11. SCOUT Cosmetics Organic Six Oils of Rejuvenation, $39.95
for 25ml, 12. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, $129 for 30ml, 13. SkinMedica C+E Complex, $161.50 for 28.3g,
14. Synergie Skin Ultimate A, $129 for 30ml
8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
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Moisturise morning and night to help retain the skin’s
natural moisture and provide a physical barrier against
While you can use one product, it is advisable to use a
richer moisturiser at night as the skin absorbs products more
eff ectively while you sleep, undisturbed by environmental
factors such as the sun and wind. During the day, it is essential
to use a moisturiser with a sun protection factor.
Which type of moisturiser suits you is personal – it’s worth
getting samples to try them out. Your clinician can help you
establish if you have dry, normal, combination or oily skin.
If skin is dry, you want humectants and ingredients such as
For sensitive skin, look for anti-infl ammatories. For
combination or oily skin, you also want anti-infl ammatories as
well as ingredients that prevent oil slicks from breaking out.
There are also fi rming moisturisers to help with sagging tissues.
Formulations vary from emulsions (water-based and better
for oily skin) to dense creams (oil-based, better for dry skin).
The importance of sunscreen cannot be understated, as it
helps keep those harsh UVA and UVB rays from damaging
the skin. While UVA is responsible for sunburn, UVB has more
long-term eff ects that include premature-ageing and wrinkles.
Make sure to protect your skin all year round and look for
moisturisers that include SPF.
1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7.
8. 9. 10.
1. Antipodes Immortal SPF15 Face & Body Moisturiser, $47.50 for 60ml, 2. Clarins HydraQuench
Lotion SPF 15, $65 for 50ml, 3. DNA Renewal DNA Intensive Renewal, $135 for 30ml, 4. Dr.
LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Luminosity Golden Essence, $69.95 for 30ml, 5. Dr. LeWinn’s Eternal Youth
Luminosity Day & Night Cream, $69.95 for 50g, 6. Dr. Spiller Collagen Crème, $126 for 50ml,
7. Elemis S.O.S Emergency Cream, $119 for 50ml, 8. Jean D’Arcel Cosmetique SPF 15 Vital
Day Cream, $80 for 50ml, 9. Medik8 White Balance Duo Brightening Day & Night Creams, $129 for
2 x 30ml, 10. NeoStrata Daytime Protection Cream, $49.95 for 40g, 11. Neutrogena Hydro Boost
Water Gel SPF15, $24.99 for 40ml, 12. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser SPF 15, $69.99 for 50ml,
13. Synergie Skin Über Zinc, $110 for 50ml
Using a facial mask can soothe and nourish skin, oxygenate,
improve the circulation, help clear up blemishes and even reduce
the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tightening masks help
firm and tone sagging skin, and moisturising masks add moisture to
dehydrated skin. For oily or acne-prone skin, a purifying mask can
deep-cleanse skin and absorb excess oil. The benefits of masks
are often underestimated but they can give the complexion a real
boost. Generally, they should be used weekly after exfoliating.
1. Racinne Ultimate Hydra
Perfection Gentle Refining Scrub
Mask, $24 for 75ml
11. 12. 13.
1. Antipodes Reincarnation Pure
Facial Exfoliator, $42 for 75ml,
2. Aspect Exfol L 15, $79.20
for 30ml, 3. Bliss Micro Magic
Treatment, $59.95 for 85g, 4. Elizabeth Arden Pro
Brightening Peel Pad, $79 for 67ml, 5. Rosehip by
essano Gentle Facial Exfoliator, $14.99 for 100ml, 6.
Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub, $40 for 100ml,
7. Stem Organics Smooth Skin Exfoliant, $45 for
125ml, 8. Synergie Skin MediScrub, $79 for 100ml.
When you exfoliate you remove dead surface cells
that contribute to dryness and oil that can cause
blocked pores and problems like acne. Exfoliating
also stimulates circulation.
Scrubs treat the surface of the skin and help unclog
pores, while exfoliants remove surface cell debris and
leave skin fresher and looking brighter. Common
types contain lactic acid – the acid found in sour milk
– and glycolic acid found in plant extracts.
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that occurs
naturally in our bodies and helps stimulate the
production of collagen and elastin in the dermal layer. It
is also a humectant, which attracts water molecules in
the skin to the surface, giving a plumper appearance.
A glycolic peel contains a higher potency of alpha
hydroxy acid. It can cause some tingling and pinkness,
especially in fi rst-time users, but beauty therapists
are adept at matching ingredient strength to your
skin type. As well as promoting a brighter, fresher
appearance it helps fade freckles and sunspots. Lowconcentration
lactic or glycolic peels are available as
at-home treatments. While light peels will help the
skin look refreshed and smoother, they can’t remove
deeper lines and sun damage. For this a deeper peel
is required, under clinical conditions.
6. 7. 8.
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1. Clinique Redness Solutions Daily
Corrective Base SPF 15+, $36 for
40ml, 2. Jurlique Calendula Redness
Rescue Calming Mist, $55 for 100ml,
3. Pevonia Botanica RS2 Care
Cream, $125 for 50ml.
1. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, $62 for
30ml, 2. Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Day Cream
SPF30, $70 for 40ml, 3. NeoStrata Enlighten Pigment
Controller, $49.95 for 30ml, 4. Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc
Brightening Cream, $50 for 50g, 5. Sisley Paris Phyto Blanc
Intensive Dark Spot Corrector, $165 for 7ml, 6. The Jojoba
Company Natural Pigmentation Oil, $39.95 for 30ml.
after sun care
1. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing
Mist, $49 for 100ml.
1. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel, $50 for 15ml, 2. Clinique Clinique Smart Custom Repair Eye Treatment,
$65 for 15ml, 3. Dr. LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Luminosity Day & Night Eye Cream, $69.95 for 15g, 4. Jurlique Nutri-Defi ne
Eye Contour Balm with BIOSOME5, $95 for 15ml, 5. Grown Alchemist Hydra-repair Eye Balm, $89.95 for 15ml, 6.
Medik8 eyeCleanse, $35.50 for 100ml, 7. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, $32 for 15ml, 8. Nude by
Nature Bright Eyes Oil Free Gel, $19.95 for 14ml, 9. Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Eye Care, $41 for 10ml, 10. Timexpert
Rides Eye Duo Contour Treatment Night & Day, $143 for 10ml.
1. 2. 3.
7. 8. 9.
COSMETIC CHEMIST AND FOUNDER
OF SYNERGIE, TERRI VINSON, BSC.
DIPFORMCHEM. DIPED. ASCC,
PUTS COSMECEUTICALS AND HIGH
STREET BRANDS TO THE TEST.
Consumers are constantly bombarded by
the global corporate brands with marketing
claims and media hype promising much
and delivering little. Skin professionals and clinical
therapists are highly skilled in the area of skin analysis
and recommending clinical-grade products containing
active ingredients that actually make a difference.
Of course, the condition of our skin is due to
numerous factors, including genetics, environmental
stress, nutrition, health status, topical skincare and
clinical treatments. All of these factors must be
considered both independently and in relation to
A cosmeceutical skincare regimen is an integral
part of the equation. Mass market department store
brands are generally unable to off er the high grade of
skincare that clinical skin professionals can off er for
the following reasons:
Packaging vs product
High street brands often spend more money on
marketing and packaging than on the actual product
inside the bottle. Cost and economics is the driving
factor for this sector and the level of active ingredients
may be insuffi cient to give results.
Skin professionals are trained in educating clients on
managing skin concerns. Sales assistants in multibrand
mass-purchase department stores are not skilled
therapists. They often lack detailed knowledge of the skin
and are unable to address individual skin concerns.
Clinical-grade skincare companies will pride themselves
on supporting their clinics, and therapists will have a high
level of training regarding key ingredients and benefi ts
Dosage of active ingredients
As a formulator, I have suppliers present ingredients to
me on a regular basis. Many of these raw ingredients are
novel and new. However, formulators supplying clinics must
evaluate the ingredient in terms of its effi cacy and safety
profi le. This involves a thorough analysis of both in vivo and
in vitro clinical data.
Furthermore, the formulating chemist must use the
optimal dosage of active ingredients to ensure effi cacy.
Many over-the-counter brands add just a whiff of active
ingredients simply to make marketing claims.
Synergy and stability
of combined ingredients
Cosmetic scientists must also understand the interactions
of ingredients within the fi nal formula. Formulating is not
simply a matter of adding a number of ingredients together
and mixing them up.
Ingredients must be compatible and must also work
together in synergy. For example, retinol and niacinamide
should not be formulated in an acidic environment.
Additionally, adding acids such as AHAs, BHAs or
L-ascorbic acid to formulas with these cosmeceuticals
results in retinol being rendered ineff ective and niacinamide
Ability to adapt
Many non-clinical brands are unable to react to market
needs rapidly. The large corporates must create marketing
campaigns well in advance and a need to adapt to new
technology may take years. Smaller specialist companies
can more readily react to dynamic changes in the
appearance medicine industry. csbm
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SKINCARE
• Does the range cater to most skin concerns: ageing,
blemishes, uneven skin tone, sensitivity?
• Does the range offer key actives such as stableactive
forms of Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin
C, along with broad spectrum UV protection?
• Does the manufacturer have a core brand
philosophy that resonates with you?
• Does the range offer optimal levels of
cosmeceuticals supported by readily available
• Are you offered guidance and information on the
products by qualified skin professionals or medical
staff when making your choice?
• Is the manufacturer of the range able to readily
adapt formulations to this dynamic industry?
• Is the manufacturer readily available for interaction
with the consumer via email, social media or
telephone should you have any queries?
• There is one final and fundamental factor in selecting
good skin care: TRUST. If the customer trusts the
advice of their skin therapist and the ethos and
quality of the brand they have chosen, they will feel
their decision is valid and positively embrace their
new skin routine.
A trained therapist will advise clients not only of the
ideal products but also advice on lifestyle, nutrition and
treatments to address their skin concerns. When a
cosmeceutical home routine is adopted in a positive way,
the best results can be achieved.
In my opinion, clinical-grade skincare really does
stand apart from the white noise of department store
brands. If the customer is prepared to take the time to
research the best cosmeceutical brands and the right
skin therapist, great results – not seven-day miracles –
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DETOX YOUR BODY
The International Body Wrap uses Dead Sea clay to cleanse
and detoxify your body of impurities such as toxins and free
radicals. 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.
‘The all-natural clay solution acts like a giant poultice
and draws out toxins and impurities from your body while
cleansing your skin and leaving it softer, smoother and
more toned,’ says Nicole Gruodiene from Nicole’s Beauty
Salon in Double Bay, Sydney. ‘As the clay particles become
hydrated, they expand and absorb many times their own
weight in body toxins.’
After an hour, the wraps are removed to reveal skin
that is more radiant and toned with an improved overall
appearance. Skin tissue is compressed and the soft fatty
tissues are compacted, resulting in a reduction of body
circumference. The result? Your body ends up trimmer and
more toned without any weight loss. The centimetres lost
are not a result of water loss and therefore results should
last at least 30 days – and signifi cantly longer if you watch
your weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
‘A full body wrap is a great treatment to detoxify, hydrate
and slim the body,’ adds Gruodiene. ‘It produces results
after just one treatment, or you can opt for a course to gain
even greater results.’
The benefi ts don’t stop there. Detoxifying the body off ers
a host of beauty and health advantages, including improved
circulation, refi ned skin texture and higher energy levels.
DETOX YOUR SKIN
If the festive season is taking a toll on your body, it’s
likely your face will also benefi t from a little detox. A
summer treatment plan incorporating sea salt scrubs
and moisturising facials can help combat sun damage,
dullness and skin dehydration.
‘Sun can damage the skin cells deep in the dermis,
diminishing the production of collagen and elastin,’
says Gruodiene. ‘The damaged cells do not renew
properly and skin becomes dull, thick and sallow.’
With the right salon treatments and at-home
skincare, you can reclaim radiant, hydrated and more
even-toned skin. For best results, ensure you visit a
highly trained, qualifi ed aesthetician – and look forward
to your best skin yet. csbm
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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.
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There’s nothing quite like delightfully clean, nourished
and wonderfully fragrant skin. From creamy body
cleansers, to gentle and hydrating gels, we’ve got
you sorted for your next steamy adventure! Simply
add cleanser to a running bath or apply to skin in the
shower, rubbing in circular motions to leave skin soft
We all love to unwind, relax and take care of
ourselves. And after coming home after a
long day, indulging in some good quality
bathing products can make all the diff erence. Destress
and treat your senses to our wonderful selection
of bath and body essentials, calming oils and mists.
We’ll have you fl oating on a cloud of relaxation in
1. Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower
Cream, $47 for 200ml, 2. Peppermint Grove
Lemongrass & Lime Bath & Body Gel, $19.95 for
500ml and Hand Cream, $24.95 for 500ml, 3. CEDAR
+ STONE Cleanse, Ginger and Charcoal Bar, $12 for
127g, 4. Philosophy Melon Daiquiri Body Wash, $30
for 480ml, 5. Germaine de Capuccini Sperience
Grape Shower Gel, $36 for 200ml.
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Buff away dull, dry skin and prep those lovely limbs for summer! Apply exfoliator all
over and rub product in circular motions to rejuvenate and polish the skin. Natural
antioxidants contained in some exfoliators can help target skin aliments such as
dryness and fl aking. Here are our top picks to combat dead skin and reveal that soft,
supple and glowing goodness hiding underneath:
1. MUSQ Face & Body Exfoliant - Rose, Rice and Clay, $42 for 70g, 2. Kiehl’s Gently
Exfoliating Body Scrub “Grapefruit”, $30 for 200ml, 3. Germaine de Capuccini
Sperience Spa Exfoliating, $61 for 250ml 4. The Aromatherapy Co. Exfoliating Body
Scrub – Cocoa Vanilla & Cassia, $24.95 for 250g
Moisturisers are an essential part of taking care of your skin.
Keep hydration in check by feeding it the fi nest skin-nurturing
ingredients to energise and restore. Shoot your freshly polished
skin some intense hydration with the top essential moisturisers
tried and tested by our beauty team.
1. The Aromatherapy Co. Coff ee Body Balm - Cocoa Vanilla
& Cassia, $24.95 for 250g, 2. Jergens Hydrating Coconut
Moisturiser, $8.99 for 400ml, 3. Kiehl’s Creme De Corps,
$29.50 for 250ml, 4. Medik8 Hydr8 Body, $66.70 for 250ml,
5. Sisley Paris Eau Tropicale Body Lotion, $110 for 150ml,
6. Sisley Paris Sisleÿa Essential Skin Care Lotion, $180
4. 5. 6.
Indulge yourself in treatment oils to combat stress, dehydration
and tension. Oils can become part of your everyday luxury body
routine to provide superior hydration, promoting elasticity and
radiance. Nourish, repair and regenerate with our selection of
favourite oils to relax and soften the skin.
1. Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil, $62.00 for 100ml, 2.
Rosehip by essano Body Oil with Pomegranate Antioxidant,
$27.99 for 100ml, 3. SCOUT Cosmetics Organic Six Oils of
Rejuvenation, $39.95 for 25ml, 4. Bio-Oil, $14.95 for 60ml,
5. The Aromatherapy Co. Therapy Range Body & Bath Oil
Lavender & Wild Chamomile, $16.95 for 150ml.
Spray yourself into calms-ville with
Spray yourself into calms-ville with
instantly soothing and relaxing
mists to refresh and relax the skin.
They can be used at any time
to de-stress and unwind, and
also can be used to set makeup
(bonus!). Hold the spray a distance
of 15 to 20cm, apply and allow to
dry for a few moments.
Sisley Paris Floral Spray Mist,
$110 for 125ml
Relax and unwind with a beautifully scented
candle. From delicious party-starting blends
to classic handmade gems, light em’ up and
let the gorgeous fragrances fi ll your bathroom
and treat your senses.
1. Circa Home 1969 Narcissus & Patchouli
Classic Candle, $29.95 for 260g
2. Glasshouse Fragrances Beverly Hills
Miniature Triple-Scented Candle, $18.95 for 60g
Take your makeup
from day to
night and from
kapow with these
think we’re all in agreement that when it comes to packing
your evening bag with cosmetics: less is inevitably more.
Unless you fancy sitting down all night babysitting a
product-plumped, over-sized handbag that could fi t a small
dog in it, you will probably want to carry a small handbag
or clutch. So when space is at a premium, think like a
strategist – weighing up the minimum number of tools to
turn your look from day to night with maximum impact.
If you stock your purse or a desk drawer with these
items, you’ll never be caught short transitioning from offi ce
to evening out. Pare it back to basics but don’t forget to
tailor your makeup itinerary to include what works best
Achieve long-lasting, fl awless foundation throughout the
entire day and well into the night, minus touch-up time. The
best foundations and concealers have a beautiful workable
coverage that will stay with you until the end of the night!
Apply foundation around the centre of the face in a butterfl y
formation (wings around the nose, antennae on the
forehead and a v shape on your chin) and blend the base
outwards using your fi ngertips, sponge or brush. Apply
concealer after foundation, focusing on any blemishes,
under eye circles, marks or redness.
1. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand, $58, 2.
Colorescience Tint Du Soleil SPF 30 Foundation, $72.20,
3. glõ.minerals Luxe Liquid Foundation, $72, 4. Kryolan
Professional Make-up Shimmering Event Foundation, $69,
5. Rimmel London BB Radiance Cream, $12.95.
Daytime makeup should look soft and natural, but as
the light fades you want your face to glow in its place.
Steal the limelight from the candles in restaurants and
bars with an illuminating product. This can be a dusting
of highlighting loose powder, an illuminiser stick or even
an illuminating concealer. Applied to the brow bones
under the brows, top of the cheekbones, bridge of the
nose, inner corners of the eyes and on the lip contour
for added fullness, it will both smooth and highlight.
Don’t forget to blend, blend, blend.
1. Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Illuminator, $120, 2.
Elizabeth Arden Golden Opulence Limited Edition
Colour Collection Beautiful Colour Highlighter, $45,
3. Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, $76 4. ELES
Liquid Illuminator in Bronze $37.50, 5. glõ.minerals
Sheer Tint Base Illuminator, $47, 6. Nude by Nature
Soft Focus Illuminator, $22.95.
Eyeliner is the quickest and easiest way to intensify your
eyes. While browns and charcoals cut it in the daytime, we
love the strength of black, deep plum/purple or bold slate
grey for night. Line the top lashes with a pencil or liquid liner
(extended out with a fl ourish). If you’re not planning on making
your lips a colour feature, line the inner rim of your lower lid,
which will draw attention upwards and give the illusion of
denser lashes. If you’re seeking to smoulder, smudge liner
along the outer corner of the eye at the lash line.
1. Sisley Paris So Intense Eyeliner, $72
2. 1000 Hour Xpress Lash-Gro Eyeliner, $29.99
4. 5. 6.
Dramatic eyes will never go out of fashion for a night
out on the town. If you’re pressed for time and need
to transform your day look into an evening look,
have no fear. With a few simple alterations, the look
of your eyes will turn from droll to doll in no time. For
a quick eye colour update, select a shade several
shades darker than your day hues. A shimmery or
shiny metallic colour adds a dramatic fl air while a
lusty charcoal gives a sultry stare.
Dab a shadow brush into the medium shadow
and tap it on the edge of a counter or sink to get rid
of the excess, then apply all over the lid and blend
up the crease. Apply the darkest eye shadow in the
outer crease of the eye, layering the shadow a little
at a time to intensify the result.
You may also like to blend it into the lash line of
the lower outer lid. Highlight the brow bone area by
sweeping a shimmery neutral shade from the top of
the eyelid up to the underside of the brow. Silvers,
whites and soft golds are good for this and they also
complement most skin tones.
1. Clinique Pretty Easy Eye Palette, $90, 2. Nude
by Nature Pressed Eye Shadow Palettes, 3. glõ.
minerals Metallic Smokey Eye Quad Kit, $59, 4.
Paula’s Choice 4 Mattes & A Glam Eyeshadow
Palette, $70, 5. Sisley Paris Phyto 4 Ombre Mystery
Palette, $110 6. SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral Eye
Shadow in Call Me $29.95, 7. Rimmel London
ScandaleEYES Shadow Sticks, $12.95, 8. ELES
Mineral Shadow in Emerald Mist, $26.90
While we all love the coquettish eff ect of a blushing cheek, we want to avoid
looking like an overly made-up doll. Save blush for last when you’ll know if
you’re being too free and easy with it. You can choose a deeper or more punchy
shade for night, as plums and bronzes show up well in dim lighting. However, if
you’re going to a well-lit locale, stick with a hue that is a slinkier version of your
For a fresh appearance, a crème blush blended lightly on the apples of your
cheeks and gently smoothed upward towards your temple can create a subtle
illusion of higher cheekbones. Alternatively, use a stain that will tend to both your
lips and your cheeks. Our latest crush? Benefit Blush in Hervana, $51
1. Benefit - Blush in Hervana, $51.00 for 70g
Nothing steals the show like a perfect pout, so pay heed to
dressing your lips for the occasion. For dramatic lips, a richly
pigmented red, pink or burgundy lipstick is a makeup bag
must. If you’re colour shy, go for a gold or bronze hue to add
depth to your lips without being excessive. Don’t forget the
matching liner to add some depth to the mouth and enhance
your existing lip colour. If you’ve gone for big eyes, steer clear
of big lips – a coloured gloss or more delicate nude tones
overlayed with gloss will leave you subtle yet sexy.
1. Antipodes Lipstick in April Sun In Cuba, $28, 2. REVO
Lip Balm, $4.99, 3. ELES Moisture Crème Lipstick in
Cool Red, $35, 4. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in
Glastonberry and Sexy Sienna, $48.00 each, 5. Antipodes
Lipstick in Dusky Sound Pink, $28 6. glõ.minerals Suede
Matte Crayon in Crush, $30, 8. SCOUT Cosmetics
Mineral Lipstick in Destiny $29.95 9. Neek Skin Organics
Australia Sweet About Me, $36, 10. SCOUT Cosmetics
Lipgloss in Heart $24.95, 11. Rimmel London Provocalips
Lip Colour $17.95, 12. Sisley Paris Phyto-Levres Perfect
Lipliners, $62 each.
Finish off your makeup with some lightweight perfecting powder to keep
your face looking soft, smooth and gorgeous around the clock. Be sure
to stray away from heavier, oily or waxy products that will clog pores
and irritate skin. Look for something that will still off er coverage but
is completely free from all the nasties, so you can keep your pores
Run a fl uff y brush over pressed powder and apply to your forehead,
down the bridge of your nose and onto your chin. This will help set your
foundation, minimise shine in the areas that tend to get oily, while keeping
your cheeks dewy for that more natural look.
1. glõ.minerals Pressed Base, $69
2. Thin Lizzy 6 in 1 Professional Powder, $49.95
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Always carry a compact with a mirror
and, of course, the usual suspects like
your identifi cation, money, a credit card
and your mobile. Don’t forget the tools
you need to complete your itinerary –
these may include eyeshadow, blush,
loose powder or bronzer brushes, an
eyelash curler or eyebrow comb and
makeup sponges. If you are single
and ready to mingle, you may want to
pack a small toothbrush and travel-size
toothpaste. Stick to the essentials and
you should have no problems painting
the town a bright shade of red (to match
your lips, of course!).
While a highlighted and natural radiance is the way to go for daytime,
after the sun goes down it’s prime time to show some sun-kissed skin
and get your glow on.
To get that tanned radiant look, apply bronzer or shimmer powder on
key areas — the brow bone, cheekbones, and décolletage. Remember
to adjust your application to the darkness of your surroundings, but be
careful not to overdo it!
1. glõ.minerals Bronzer $69, 2. Jane Iredale So-Bronze 2
Bronzing Powder, $89, 3. Paula’s Choice SunKissed Custom Colour
Turning work hair into evening hair is as simple as
product and a comb, no matter what look you’re
after. Be aware of what atmosphere you may be
exposed to as well. If you’re going to be outside,
depending on the weather you may want to carry
a small bottle of anti-frizz serum to tame any hair
fl yaways you may encounter. If it’s windy, carry bobby
pins to execute a smooth up-do, while hairspray
and a teasing comb can help you transform into a
sexy bedheaded bombshell in seconds fl at.
Make a scene and throw on a pair
of long, luscious lashes for a special
night out! They’ll add that little bit of
depth and drama to the eyes when
you’re batting coyly from across
the room! Try our pick, 1000 Hour
Natural Lashes ($8.95 for 1 set) for
natural, professional quality lashes,
available in a variety of colours
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THE SEARCH IS
OVER! WE’VE TRIED
AND TESTED THE
BEST OF THE BEST IN
MASCARAS TO GIVE
YOU THOSE LONG,
We all want our eyes to pop with a fl ick of mascara,
but when you’re trying to choose ‘the one’ it can
be like looking for a needle in a haystack! Whether
you’re looking for length, volume or curl (or all of the above)
we have brought together the best of the bunch – here are
the top 10 mascaras we can’t get enough of!
1. Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara, $44
After some ‘OMG, WOW’ lashes? Bobbi Brown is taking
mascara to extreme heights. Hitting shelves early 2016,
Bobbi Brown delivers her most dramatic formula for
lashes yet, designed to magnify every lash from root
to tip. Eye Opening Mascara delivers the longest,
thickest and most curled lashes to date, for a beautiful
2. Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, $46
This is a super luxe, multi-tasking mascara that creates
the perfect “Full Fat Lash” to keep every girl satisfi ed.
This mascara does it all – curl, separation, volume,
length, and drama. Some things in life just look better
Full Fat – this includes your lashes!
3. Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara, $38
Not a fan of clumpy lashes? Neither are we! This
little gem is clump-resistant and formulated with
pullulan, an ingredient that has a honey-like consistency
to stretch lashes out easily upon application. The
mascara features a soft brush that has been designed
to create feathery lashes.
4. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing
Enhance those lovely lashes with Elizabeth Arden’s
unique volumising and lengthening mascara. Formulated
with a peptide complex, the mascara is free from clumps
and fl akes and makes lashes appear visibly longer.
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5. Lancôme Paris Défi nicils Mascara, $52
If long, defi ned fabulous lashes are what you’re after,
Défi nicils Mascara is the one for you! Polymers coat each
lash from root to tip to help lengthen lashes. The unique
brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the
right amount of product for a gradual, even application. Say
goodbye to clumpy lashes!
6. Paula’s Choice FANtastic Lash Mascara, $19
A mascara that lengthens, separates and adds volume to
lashes? Yes, it exists! FANtastic Lash Mascara is a longwearing
formula that doesn’t clump, smudge or fl ake. The
fl exible rubber-bristle brush is specially designed to grab and
coat each lash for a fan-like eff ect.
7. Rimmel London 24HR SuperCurler Mascara, $17.95
Rimmel has delivered with the 24HR SuperCurler volumising
mascara that works to thicken and curl lashes. The formula
contains a curling polymer, which helps deliver a long-lasting
curl to take you from day to night without upkeep. Lashes
appear volumised and curled for up to 24 hours!
8. Sisley Paris So Intense Mascara, $70
Sisley Paris has brought its A-game with a thickening and
strengthening formula that works to improve the length and
thickness of natural lashes in up to four weeks. The mascara
contains vitamin H, renowned for treating hair loss. Castor
oil in the formula smoothes lashes and pro-vitamin B5
makes them more supple. The architecture of the brush’s
comb pins ensures the best distribution of mascara for a
volumising eff ect. So Intense Mascara is creamy, non-drying
9. Colorescience Mascara, $33
Add length and volume to your lashes and achieve a
stunning eff ect with Colorescience Mascara. Enriched with
a blend of peptides, your lashes will not only look luscious
and full all day long but also healthy and nourished. This
mascara provides volume, length and drama, minus the
10. Thin Lizzy All Day Flexi Mascara, $29.99
No more smudging, ever? We’re up for that! This new
mascara incorporates an advanced formulation in mascara
technology that features fl exible, micro-tubing polymers that
wrap around your lashes individually. Ideal for sensitive eyes
(including contact wearers), another bonus is it’s simple
removal – simply warm water and gentle pressure. No harsh
tugging around the eye area required!
8. 9. 10.
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STUCK IN A HAIRY
MESS? WE’VE GOT YOU
COVERED WITH SOME
OF OUR FAVOURITE
PRODUCTS TO CREATE
FUN WAYS TO MIX UP
YOUR STYLE! ERIN
We all love that soft and tousled, just-rolled-out-of
bed, beach waves look, without stepping a foot
on the sand. However, this seemingly ‘eff ortless’
and messed-up summer style can actually require a lot
of eff ort! Luckily we’ve rounded up some of our favourite
products to get beach-ready, perfectly unkempt waves,
Starting off with De Lorenzo Elements Ocean Mist
($24.50 for 195ml), spray onto damp or dry hair and hand
surf your style for a ruffl ed, beach look. Scrunch and allow
hair to dry naturally. With a unique fragrance of coconut
goodness, it’s a win-win!
Next up we have the De Lorenzo Elements Barrel Wave
Curl Defi ning Lotion ($23.50 for 150g) which you can apply
directly to wet hair. Scrunch and leave to dry naturally or
gently blow dry to create those envious barrel waves.
Pure Hair Food Curl Your Hair ($28.90 for 125ml)
is a luxurious anti-frizz curl cream that feeds your hair all
the good stuff without the nasties. Apply the product to
damp hair before styling, letting hair dry naturally for the
You can also achieve those beautiful beachy texturized
waves and dishevelled layers with Catwalk by TIGI
Session Series – Salt Spray ($32.95 for 270ml) by spraying
the product onto damp or dry hair for texture, body and
volume with a light pliable hold.
Another one of our cult favourites is a sea-esque mist
from Evo called Salty Dog Salt Spray, ($29.95 for 200ml).
Fresh from the beach malleability, the product delivers a
salty texture and fullness with a soft matt fi nish.
For the fi nal touches on long-lasting beach waves, set
everything up with TRESemmé’s Perfectly (Un) Done Ultra
Brushable Hairspray ($8.99 250ml). This lightweight formula
will guarantee long lasting control without the sticky fi nish.
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There’s nothing quite like a simple, sleek and
sexy hairstyle. Whether it’s an elegant topknot
or a chic, smoothed do, you can never go
wrong with a sophisticated and classy look –
it’s a fail-free style. Rock the ultimate polished
hairstyle from work to happy hour with some of
these great products.
Give your hair a little extra lovin’ with Pure
Hair Food Smooth Your Hair ($28.90 for
125ml). A luxurious anti-frizz and smoothing
leave in treatment for all hair types, apply the
product to damp hair before styling. Enjoy
those sleek, frizz-free feels!
S-Factor by TIGI Flat Iron Shine Spray
($34.65 for 125ml) works wonders to give you
that sleek fi nish after straightening. As well as
providing UV protection and a thermal shield,
S-Factor delivers a soft healthy fi nish with a
deliciously strawberry scent.
To tame curls and fl yaways without the
heat, get into the luxurious Evo Easy Tiger
Straightening Balm ($29.95 for 200ml), a
weighted conditioning for smooth, straight hair,
which can be used on all hair types.
For a perfectly pristine and glossy fi nish you
can’t go past Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready
Shine Spray ($29 for 150ml). Formulated with a
generous shine shot, the product helps to fend
off from the dreaded frizz. Spray evenly over
blow-dried hair and brush through, or spray
while blowdrying with cold air.
Has your hair fl at-lined? It’s time for revival. Infl ate that limp mane
with some long-lasting volume! Add some thickness and body
to fi ne hair by applying some killer volumising products to the
roots for an extra boost. Here are some of our faves to pump up
If you want more volume from your blowdry we recommend
the Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Brush Full Paddle ($44.95). The
patented Smart Teeth technology gives faster drying time, less
frizz, more shine and most importantly more volume.
Create a texturing and lasting style with a fi erce gripping gel
that will hold all day long. De Lorenzo Elements Titanium Super
Strong Styling Gel ($20.50 for 100g) will hold any style on any hair
type. Apply a small amount and rub between palms or fi ngertips.
Sculpt it, piece it and slide through the hair to create the look.
For a long-lasting hold featuring a sneaky dose of Vitamin E
(bonus shine!) get into the Pure Elements Lime Blossom Medium
Hold Finishing Spray ($32 for 300ml). Hold the can 20 to 30cm
from hair and spray evenly to achieve some daily support, volume
and shine. Grab some Gliders Bobby Pins ($3.99 for 36pc) to
keep it all in place!
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Enjoy the feeling
first 4-in-1 hair
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Transform your look in only
minutes, whether you’re after slick
and straight shine, soft waves and
body, or large, flowing curls
Joseph Mourad is renowned for his
quality “I can’t believe they’re not real” hair
extensions. His salon in Sydney’s Double
Bay, Joseph Mourad Hair & Beauty, is
the hot spot for premium quality human
hair extensions, each applied with expert
precision and care by Mourad himself.
With the likes of Miranda Kerr, Mya and
Mel B on his client list, Mourad knows
how to turn hair from drab to fab. With
more than 30 years’ experience in the
hairdressing industry, his skills are highly
sought after – and now with his new 4-in-
1 styler, everyone can get that straightfrom-the-salon
blowdry look everyday.
To get your hands on this revolutionary
DIY styler, call 02 9328 2277 or
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. Not any longer.
Joseph Mourad is an established and
celebrity-renowned hairdresser in Sydney’s
Double Bay. Now, he’s released a gamechanging
invention after 10 years in
development – the first and only hairdryer and
The frustration associated with DIY styling
comes down to coordination, Mourad
believes. The secret behind that fresh-fromthe-salon
look is the ability to move seamlessly
between a blowdryer, brush, straightener and
curler. The answer? Mourad has combined
these four tools into one device.
With hot plates for straightening, hot air
vents for blowdrying and attachable brush
bristles, Mourad’s system dries hair, adds
volume and straightens for a smooth, slick
finish or curls for beautiful flowing waves.
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Medik8 Hyd8 Day
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Balenciaga Paris, $125
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Jane Iredale So-Bronze 2 Bronzing
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MAC Lip Pencil in
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MAC Large Angled Contour Brush 168,
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Clinique After Sun Rescue
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Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin
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