Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine #70

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ISSUE 70 • NOV-JAN 2016

200+

BEAUTY

PRODUCTS

TO COVET

FACIAL

SURGERY

UPDATE

LOWDOWN

ON LIGHT

THERAPIES

9 771833 383011

ISSN 1834-383X

02

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CHEAT’S

WAY TO

A BIKINI

BODY

NEW FAT

BUSTING

MACHINES

70th

ISSUE


Change

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The photos above are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary

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Aesthetics logo are trademarks of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. AU_ULT_BAD_V1:NOV15. Saatchi & Saatchi Health MRZ0053_CSBM_U Date of preparation: October 2015.

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Learn more at ultherapy.com.au or follow Ultherapy Australia on Facebook

Copyright © 2015 Merz Australia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Merz Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 151 073 559), Sydney Australia, Ph: 1800 268 820. Merz Aesthetics and the Merz Aesthetics

logo are trademarks of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. AU_ULT_CAD_V1:NOV15. Saatchi & Saatchi Health MRZ0053_CSBM_C Date of preparation: October 2015. ULTHERA ®

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contents

regulars

14 Editor’s letter

16 Newsfront

130 Directory

features

28 Survive the party season

34 The cheat’s way to get a

bikini body

Latest ways to eliminate fat

without surgery

46 The face fixers

Your facial surgery options

52 Butt it out

How smoking increases the risks of

cosmetic surgery

62 Light therapies explained

82 Your best accessory

Cosmetic dentistry options to

beautify your smile

92 Making sense of sunscreen

Protect your skin against the

different types of pigmentation

body

38 Non-invasive body

contouring in 25 minutes

40 Freeze the fat away with

Clatuu 360°

breasts

42 Body in balance

How breast rejuvenation surgery

can enhance the entire body

face

54 Small changes, big rewards

Combination minimally invasive

procedures for maximum results

skin

58 Lift & tighten with

Ultherapy

66 Use light to energise your

skin with Healite II

68 Fighting ageing skin deep

Energy based systems to tighten

and brighten skin from within

70 HydraFacial, the new

way to facial

72 A new era of skin

rejuvenation

Use your body’s own growth

factors for skin health and beauty

74 A natural approach to

age reversal

Platelet rich plasma therapy to

rejuvenate your skin and body

104 Selecting a skincare brand

genital

78 Lasers & gynaecology

A look at the growing popularity

of lasers in a gynaecology setting

80 Non-invasive vaginal

tightening

teeth

86 Smile makeover

Beautiful smiles made possible in

just one visit


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88 24/7 perfect pout

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90 Brow down

Reclaim bold and beautiful

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beauty & spa

96 Simplify your skincare

The essential skin products

106 Unwrap your summer body

Lose a guaranteed 15cm

108 Body talk: the luxe way

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112 Work it, girl

Products to take your makeup

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118 Lash out

Our top 10 mascaras

122 The mane tips to boost

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Tips and tools for summer hair

126 For hair that turns heads

Revolutionary 3-in-1 DIY

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128 Editor’s faves

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ISSUE 70 • NOV-JAN 2016

200+

BEAUTY

PRODUCTS

TO COVET

FACIAL

SURGERY

UPDATE

LOWDOWN

ON LIGHT

THERAPIES

9 771833 383011

ISSN 1834-383X

02

THE

CHEAT’S

WAY TO

A BIKINI

BODY

NEW FAT

BUSTING

MACHINES

70th

ISSUE

34 The cheat’s way to a

bikini body

46 Facial surgery update

62 Light therapies explained

108 Beauty products to covet

Read the FREE online version at

www.cosbeauty.com.au


EDITOR’S LETTER

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).

The team at Bella Media wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep

safe and may 2016 be a wonderful year for us all.

Michelle Kearney

Editor-in-Chief

michelle@bellamedia.com.au

Michelle Kearney is sole director of The Bella Media Group and no other parties or individuals have any fi nancial interest in the

company or in Australian Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine (ACSBM). Reproduction in whole or in part is not permitted without

the written authorisation of the publisher. All reasonable efforts have been made to trace copyright holders. All manuscripts and

articles submitted for publication remain the property of The Bella Media Group. This magazine contains general information only and

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

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

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

not necessarily received treatments described in this magazine.

Advertising Policy ACSBM follows and upholds the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Guidelines to

Advertising Medical Services, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advertising regulations for therapeutic goods and services,

and individual state Medical Board guidelines. All reasonable effort is made by ACSBM to ensure that all advertisements accepted

for publication follow these guidelines. Copies of these guidelines are available from the individual agencies and boards. ACSBM

reserves the right to reject advertising that is in breach of these guidelines. All ACSBM advertisers assume sole responsibility and

liability for statements contained in their advertising copy, and hold harmless and indemnify ACSBM, Bella Media, and offi cers,

directors and employees from and against all liability, loss, claim, damages, costs or expenses arising out of matter contained in the

advertising. Advertisers accept these terms and responsibilities when signing an advertising contract with ACSBM.

Read the online edition at

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Issue 70

NOV-JAN 2016

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Prosthodontics

& Implant Surgery

DESIGNER SMILES TM

Centre for cosmetic, reconstructive

and implant dentistry

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with

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

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

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

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

College of Dental Surgeons.

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

FRACDS

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

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

Dr Nalbandian specialises in Dental Implants and Prosthodontics

for treating simple to complex dental, functional and aesthetic

problems.

He lectures on topics including Dental Implantology, Prosthodontics

and Implant Surgery.

He maintains a specialised practice in Sydney limited to Aesthetics,

Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery.

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian

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

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

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NEWSFRONT

CATCH UP WITH WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE INDUSTRY...

mediTerranean dieT

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

growing older.

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

in dementia.’

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.’

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more women

trading in

large implants

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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newsfront

The Kardashians

are influencing

the cosmetic

surgery industry

Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

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

percent increase.

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.

Victoria Beckham

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.

Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com

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lens imPlanT

Brings hoPe for

1.3m PeoPle

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

treatment options.

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

near vision.

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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.

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ASAPS

Annual

Conference

2015

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,

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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

individual person.

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

basement’ surgeries.

“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

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Rhinoplasty

Masters’

Symposium

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

George Marcells.

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

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Delegates

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

individual cases.

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

patients.’ csbm

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The11th

National

Laser &

Cosmetic

Medicine

Conference

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

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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

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EXPERIENCE

THE

EXTRAORDINARY

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

Campbell Parade.

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

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DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

SOMETHING SPECIAL?

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,

spa managers, consultants, nutritionists and retail experts.

REQUIREMENTS ARE:

• 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

• You will know how to deliver an outstanding client experience

• You have passion for the wellness and cosmetic medicine industry

• You would love to be part of something different, innovative and cutting edge

Expressions of interest to jobs@carenekiss.com.au with your CV and a covering

letter outlining your interest and skill set. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Some apprenticeships will also be offered.

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Survive

the

Here are our

tried and tested

ways to survive

this summer in

good shape.

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.

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Pick your

battles

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.

Christmas

calorie

catastrophes

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

extra indulgence.

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.

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Liquid

calories

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

of water.

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.

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Incidental

exercise

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.

Slip slop

slap

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.

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Don’t

sweat it

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

of perspiration.

• 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

and headaches.

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The

cheat’s

way to

get a

bikini

body

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Fat won’t budge?

Find out the latest

way to lose fat

for good – without

surgery. aimÉe

surtenich reports.

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

fat removal.

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

for obesity.

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

underlying fat.

Here, we summarise the main technologies that underpin

the most effective non-surgical body contouring devices

available in Australia.

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Hyperthermic laser

Cryolipolysis

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

the skin.

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)

and abdomen.

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.

Radiofrequency

body contouring

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.

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ulTrasonic body

conTouring

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

eliminates the fatty debris. csbm

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non-invasive

body

contouring

in 25 minutes

Welcome to the new era in

non-surgical fat reduction

and body contouring.

AimÉe Surtenich reports.

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24%

fat reduction

in 25 minutes

In a clinical trial, those treated

with SculpSure saw reduction

in fat layer thickness of up to

24 percent, six and 12 weeks

post-treatment.

SculpSure can treat multiple

anatomical areas in 25

minutes – that’s less than

half the treatment time of

other non-invasive body

contouring devices.

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

come true.

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

no downtime.

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

as SculpSure

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

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CLATUU 360˚

FREEZE

THE FAT

AWAY

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

WITHOUT SURGERY

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

surrounding tissue.

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

you love.

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

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CLATUU 360° TARGETS

SEVERAL STUBBORN FAT AREAS

WITH CLATUU

360˚ SURROUND

COOLING

OLD TECHNOLOGY

WHY COOLING?

One of the biggest breakthroughs in non-surgical

body contouring was reportedly inspired by the

observation that babies given ice blocks to suck over

Clatuu Clatuu targets targets several several stubborn fat areas fat areas

a prolonged period of time lost fat in their cheeks.

This sparked years of research into the role freezing

plays in the destruction of fat cells.

It was found that, under carefully controlled

conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are more

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

permanent. csbm

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easts

BODYin

balance

We talk breasts, balance and

proportion with Dr John Flynn.

aimÉe surtenich reports.

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easts

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

breast surgery.

‘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

right reasons.

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

natural-looking result

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

potential complications.’

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

body image.

Dr Flynn believes breast rejuvenation is a highly

personalised process and everything – from the initial

consultation to choosing the most suitable implant type –

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easts

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

BEFORE

AFTER breast augmentation by Dr Flynn

BEFORE AFTER breast reduction by Dr Flynn

BEFORE

AFTER breast lift by Dr Flynn

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The

Face

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Today there

are many nonsurgical

options

for wrinkles and

volume loss, but

sometimes only

surgery will

suffice in lifting

sagging skin –

and creating

truly age-defying

results. aimÉe

surtenich reports.

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.

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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

downtime.

BLEPHAROPLASTY

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

to others.

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

and smoking.

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

blepharoplasty.

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

each patient.

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

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others, a brow lift or fat sculpturing may be the best option

to address specific concerns.

Upper blepharoplasty

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

the patient.

For suitable patients, upper blepharoplasty can produce

dramatic results and is a minimally invasive surgical

procedure when no fat transfer is required.

Lower blepharoplasty

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.

BROW LIFT

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

brow lift.

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.

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EAR

CORRECTION

Affecting around one in 20 people, overly large

ears often result in a significant aesthetic and

psychological handicap.

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

long-lasting outcome.

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

usually minimal.

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

platysma muscles.

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

premature ageing.

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

FACIAL IMPLANTS

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

the face.

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.

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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.

THREAD LIFTS

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.

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Butt

it out!

Besides the obvious and

well-documented negatives,

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

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on surgical waiting lists, and admits his point of view may

be ‘overtly discriminatory and controversial, but it is also

evidence-based’.

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

after cessation.

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

replacement therapy.

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

good. csbm

How

smoking

ages you

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

completely overwhelmed.

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.

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face

small

changes,

big

rewards

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face

you don’t have to have major

surgery to notice a big

improvement in your looks.

Tara Casey reports.

THREAD

LIFTING

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

aggressive surgery.

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

years younger

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

cheek positioning.’

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face

EYELID

HOODING

SURGERY

‘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.’

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER Astarte Thread Lift by Dr Beaini

AFTER Astarte Thread Lift by Dr Beaini

BAT EAR

CORRECTION

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

BEFORE

AFTER Astarte Thread Lift by Dr Beaini

BEFORE

AFTER blepharoplasty by Dr Beaini

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skin

lift &

Tighten with

Ultherapy

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skin

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.

The history

behind

Ultherapy

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

for Ultherapy?

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

and décolletage.’

‘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.’

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skin

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.

How does

Ultherapy

work?

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

upper layers.

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 &

results

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

in nature.

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

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The

science

behind

Ultherapy

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

refreshed appearance.

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

combination treatment.

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

appearance. csbm

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light

therapies

explained

THE POWER OF LIGHT IS

INFINITE. FROM TARGETING

WRINKLES, FINE LINES

AND SCARS TO IMPROVING

SKIN COMPLEXION AND

HYPERPIGMENTATION, LIGHT-

BASED THERAPIES CAN TREAT

A WIDE RANGE OF FACIAL

AGEING CONCERNS.

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

ageing concerns.

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.

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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

significant money.

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

concerns.

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 therapy

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

as laser.

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.

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LED therapy

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

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 therapy

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

light-based

therapies reach

much deeper levels

and affect far more

significant changes

than would be

possible with

other cosmetic

treatments

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.

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Which

laser

and why?

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

any downtime.

Ablative lasers include carbon dioxide (CO 2

) and

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.

most lasers

work by removing

microscopic

quantities of skin

and stimulating

new collagen

Fractional

laser therapy

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

aggressive treatment.

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

areas targeted.

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

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Use light to

energise your

skin

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.

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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

or downtime.

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

HEALING BENEFITS

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

and relaxed.’

LONG-TERM RESULTS

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

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skin

fighting

ageing

skin deep

Tackle ageing on all fronts with a combination of

non-invasive treatments to produce effortlessly

beautiful results. AimÉe Surtenich reports.

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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

own collagen.

‘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

skin tightening.

Fraxel laser

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

collagen-inducing treatments.

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

to occur.

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.

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The

Über

Facial

The HydraFacial

elevates the facial to

the top of its game,

deeply cleansing,

decongesting and

nourishing the skin

for a more beautiful

complexion. aimÉe

surtenich reports.

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

HydraFacial treatment.’

‘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

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The 5

steps

1

2

3

4

5

Cleansing and

Exfoliation

Dead skin calls are removed

to reveal healthy new skin

Acid Peel

This gentle peel helps loosen

dirt and debris from pores

without irritation

Extractions

Automated extractions

use vortex suction to clean

out pores

Hydration

Antioxidants and hyaluronic

acid are vortex-fused to

nourish and protect the skin

Protection

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

hydration.’

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

Dr Williams.

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

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A

new

era

of skin

rejuvenation

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

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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

treatment,

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

Dr Mooney.

‘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

What’s involved?

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.

Before

AFTER treatment with FACTOR4 by Dr Mooney

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A natural

approach to

age

management

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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

beautify skin.

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

treatment option.’

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

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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

and non-surgical.

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

conjunctive procedure.

‘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

for treating

hair loss

• 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

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ody

Is Regenerative Medicine

the way of the Future?

Regenerative medicine

research:

• 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

technologies

• Focuses on restoring the remarkable tissue

regenerative capacity that all humans have

before birth

Regenerative medicine

scientists are asking:

• How do some human tissues (our skin, blood

cells and lining of the digestive tract) naturally

regenerate?

• 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

genetic conditions

• Treat and cure diabetes through stem

cell therapies

• 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

rheumatoid arthritis

• Treat cancer by building on current stem cell

therapies such as bone marrow transplants

for leukaemia

• Prevent ageing

Regenerative medicine

can involve:

• 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

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genital

lasers&

gynaecology

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

facial rejuvenation.

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

CO 2

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.

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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

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Empowering women through

knowlege, choice and access to

world class care

Dr Oseka

Onuma

Gynaecologist & Pelvic

Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc. (Hons), MJur., CCST,

MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

ADELAIDE • SYDNEY • DARWIN

DR OSEKA ONUMA

4 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081

08 8344 6085

Facsimile 08 8344 6087

Email reception@dronuma.com.au

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genital

non-invasive

vaginal

tightening

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

my practice.’

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.

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genital

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

treatments.’

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

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feature

your

best

accessory

the advantages of having

beautiful teeth go well

beyond aesthetics.

learn the current

procedures available to

perfect your smile and

radiate confidence.

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Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com

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.

crowns, BriDges

anD Fillings

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

the tooth.

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.

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feature

Teeth

whitening

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

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.

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Dental

veneers

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.

Teeth

straightening

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

are removed.

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teeth

smile

SYDNEY AESTHETIC and

RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTIST

DR SARKIS NALBANDIAN

SAYS A MINIMALLY INVASIVE

APPROACH IS OFTEN THE

BEST OPTION IN RESTORING

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE. TARA

CASEY rEPORTS.

Actual patient of

Dr Nalbandian

A

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

true aesthetics.’

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

one visit.

‘My ultra-thin veneers require

no local anaesthetic and, most

importantly, the existing enamel is

always preserved.’

On the following page we showcase

a selection of Dr Nalbandian’s One

Visit Smile Lift case studies. csbm

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teeth

makeover

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.

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cosmetic tattoo

24/7

perfect

pout

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.

Lip Liner

‘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

mouth area.’

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

lipstick correctly.’

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

cosmetic injectables.

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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cosmetic tattoo

Brow down

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OVER-PLUCKING OR WAXING? HERE’S

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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

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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

takes a combined approach, using the blading technique timeless and

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.

‘Hair stroke, featuring and shading can be achieved

SPMUC with FP(NEW) a machine 30/4/07 method,’ 1:30 she PM says. Page ‘Different 1 sized needles ‘In When 1984 it my comes dream to eyes, was to lips, create face, a

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permanent than the traditional method using a hand-tool. beauty experts’ solutions expert. With with more natural than and 24

However, results with the machine method tend to be a little lasting years’ experience results – a world we have above developed

too heavy at first.’

traditional

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reputation

salons.’

with doctors

‘I blend the two methods together to achieve a longlasting,

natural look,’ Porreca continues. ‘That way you can with surgeons in post-operative

– and Rita surgeons. Porreca, We Founder also work & MDclosely

timeless and effortless beauty

care.

achieve the natural, softer look of blading while enjoying the When it comes to Eyes, Lips, Face, Body, Skin and

– Rita Porreca, Founder & MD

longevity of the machine method.’

Training we are the experts' expert. We also work closely

SPCP, AAM, AACT, APAA

Accentuating the brow area can shape the entire face. with surgeons on post-operative care.

Brows speak volumes – they can add symmetry, frame the

eyes and ooze sophistication. Which is why more and more ‘In 1984 my dream was to create a

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different natural appearance

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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.

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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.

SPF 50+

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

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Diminishing

returns

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

use sunscreens

‘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,’

says Williams.

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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

filter only.

‘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

What

is SPF?

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

sunscreen.

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.’

Nature’s

protection

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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Simplify

skincare

What you need

for skin health.

nothing more,

nothing less.

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

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.

4. 5.

6.

7.

8.

our

Picks

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

9.

10.

11.

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Toners

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

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)

actives include:

Vitamin A

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

looking!) skin.

Hyaluronic acid

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.

Vitamin C

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

damage.

Vitamin B

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

skin sensitivity.

Antioxidants

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

even cancers.

Peptides

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

youthful appearance.

Stem Cells

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.

6.

7.

our

Picks

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.

13. 14.

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moisturisers

Moisturise morning and night to help retain the skin’s

natural moisture and provide a physical barrier against

environmental pollutants.

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

plumping lipids.

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.

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Our

picks

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

Masks

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.

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exfoliants

and Peels

our

Picks

1. Antipodes Reincarnation Pure

Facial Exfoliator, $42 for 75ml,

2. Aspect Exfol L 15, $79.20

for 30ml, 3. Bliss Micro Magic

Spa-Powered Microdermabrasion

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.

5.

4.

1. 2.

3.

6. 7. 8.

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sPecialty

Products for

sPecial

ProBlems

redness/rosacea

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.

2.

3.

Pigmentation

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.

5.

2.

4. 6.

eye area-sPecific

3.

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.

4.

10.

5.

1. 2. 3.

6.

7. 8. 9.

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HOW TO

SELECT A

SKINCARE

BRAND

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

each other.

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.

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Skilled professionals

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

of cosmeceuticals.

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

being hydrolysed.

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

clinical data?

• 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 –

are possible.

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UNWRAP

YOUR

SUMMER

BODY

LOSE A GUARANTEED 15CM WITH THE POPULAR DEAD SEA CLAY BODY WRAP.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE. AIMÉE SURTENICH REPORTS.

If you want a last-minute centimetre-stripping option for a

special occasion or to kick-start your body after the partyfuelled

festive season, the International Body Wrap off ers

a solution. It’s guaranteed to take 15cm off your total body

circumference. And the best part? The treatment is free if

you don’t blitz the minimum 15cm.

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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LOSE 15CM AND KEEP IT OFF!

Nicole’s Beauty Salon offers only the very best treatments available,

including the International Body Wrap which improves the appearance

of cellulite, stretch marks and scar tissue and is guaranteed to take 15

centimetres off your entire body size - or your money back!

With highly trained aestheticians and stunning surroundings, any

treatment you have at Nicole’s Beauty Salon will be a luxurious

experience you’ll long for time and time again.

02 9327 7728

mobile 0410 627 767

nicole@nicolesbeautysalon.com.au

Shop 8, 401 - 407 New South Head Rd,

Double Bay NSW 2028

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thIS SuMMeR aND

INDulGe youR SKIN

wIth hyDRatING boDy

PRoDuCtS to leaVe

youR SKIN SoFt, SuPPle

aND SeNSatIoNally

SMooth. eRIN

DoCheRty RePoRtS.

boDy

CleaNSeRS

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

and supple.

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

no time!

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.

3.

1.

2. 4.

5.

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2.

exFolIatoRS

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

3.

4.

1.

boDy

MoIStuRISeRS

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

for 150ml.

2.

3.

4. 5. 6.

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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.

2.

3.

4.

MISt

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.

1.

Sisley Paris Floral Spray Mist,

$110 for 125ml

5.

CaNDleS

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.

2.

1.

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

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Take your makeup

from day to

night and from

corporate to

kapow with these

makeup bag

essentials.

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I

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

for you.

The makeup

essenTials

1.

coVer

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.

2. 3.

4.

5.

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illuminaTe

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.

2.

define

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

2.

1.

3.

4. 5. 6.

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shadow

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.

3.

1.

2.

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

4.

5.

6.

8.

7.

blush

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

daytime blush.

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

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9.

10.

2.

pouT

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.

12.

7. 8.

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.

1.

powder

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

sparkling clean.

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.

2.

1. glõ.minerals Pressed Base, $69

2. Thin Lizzy 6 in 1 Professional Powder, $49.95

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Tools

of The

Trade

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!).

bronZed babes

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

Bronzer, $30.

1.

2.

preen

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.

fake

iT!

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

and styles.

3.

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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,

LUSCIOUS LASHES

EVERYONE CRAVES.

ERIN DOCHERTY

REPORTS.

1.

2.

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

wide-eyed look.

3.

4.

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

Mascara, $35

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.

6.

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

and long-wearing.

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

dreaded clumping!

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

DOCHERTY REPORTS.

BOHO

BEACH

WAVES

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,

no sweat!

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

best results.

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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SLEEK

AND

SOPHISTICATED

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.

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ISING

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

the volume:

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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for

hair

that

turns

heads

Enjoy the feeling

of beautiful,

styled, healthy

looking hair

everyday with

the world’s

first 4-in-1 hair

styling device.

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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

about

the

inventor

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

www.josephmourad.com.au

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

styler combined.

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.

Most importantly, it’s fast. Mourad’s device

can transform your look in only minutes,

whether you’re after slick and straight shine,

soft waves and body, or large, flowing curls.

The blowdryer, brush and straightener can

be used as a combined system, or separately

as a stand-alone blowdryer or straightener.

In short, this is an all-in-one solution to DIY

styling. Mourad’s invention brings professional

styling home with you; it’s easy to use and

achieves fast, runway-ready results. csbm

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Medik8 Hyd8 Day

360 Total Anti-Ageing

Moisturiser, $119. An

anti-glycation, free

radical-scavenging

moisturiser, the formula

is enriched with

antioxidants and broad

spectrum SPF for

ultimate protection adn

hydration.

Florabotanica

Balenciaga Paris, $125

for 50ml. Inspired by

Balenciaga’s fl oral

collection, it features

a dark wood base

with notes of rose

and carnation for an

enhanting and

inviting scent.

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WE SHARE THE PRODUCTS WE

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT, STRAIGHT

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Revlon Colorstay

Makeup, $34.95.

Minimise your touchup

time and enjoy a

24-hour coverage,

featuring a timerelease

technology.

Suitable for normal/

dry skin.

Jane Iredale So-Bronze 2 Bronzing

Powder, $89. This long-lasting breathable

bronzing duo provide a natural, sun-kissed

look. Use them separately (use shimmer on

eyes or lips) or together.

Revlon ColorStay

Eyeline Shades in Topaz

& Jade, $23.95 each.

Longwearing eyeliner that

won’t smudge or wear off ,

giving up to 16 hours of

continuous wear.

beauty & spa

glõ.minerals Protective Liquid

Foundation Satin II, $52.

Enhanced with skin benefi ts

(with an exclusive blend of

antioxidants) to treat and protect

the skin, this liquid foundation

goes on fl awlessly for a medium

yet featherlight coverage.

MAC Lip Pencil in

Rosy Rim, $30. A

smooth, creamy texture

that is long lasting.

GUESS Double

Dare Fragrance,

$39 for 30ml.

Capturing the spirit

of American beauty

and glamour, this

has unique fruity,

fl oral, woodsy and

amber tones.

MAC Large Angled Contour Brush 168,

$65. Contour correctly with this musthave

large angled contour brush.

DNA Renewal DNA Intensive Renewal, $135.

This lightweight day and night formula activates

the recovery of youthful skin with the highest levels

of DNA repair enzymes for a visible surge in skin’s

moisture levels and skin vitality.

Elizabeth Arden

Pro Skin Brightening

Serum, $160. A

serum formulated

with unique skin

brightening

properties that

normalise the

appearance of

uneven skin tones.

Philosophy ‘No

Reason to Hide’

Instant Skin-Tone

Perfecting Moisturizer,

$50. A daily SPF

moisturiser that

improves uneven skin

tone and helps prevent

further imperfections

from appearing.

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting

& Beautifying BB Cream,

$36. Clinically proven

to correct skin tone

irregularities, reduce the

appearance of pores and

fi ne lines while providing

all-day hydration and SPF

30 protection.

Clinique After Sun Rescue

Balm with Aloe, $39. The ultramoisturising

balm with soothing

aloe calms sun-exposed skin and

helps minimise peeling.

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin

Renewal Booster, $85. This serum

helps boost skin’s natural defences

and ability to renew itself.

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Directory

Bella Media

Phone +61 2 9398 2755

info@bellamedia.com.au

www.bellamedia.com.au

Dr Buddy Beaini

MD Cosmedical Solutions

Phone 1300 885 808

info@mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au

www.mdcosmedicalsolutions.com.au

Clatuu 360°

Cryomed

Phone 1300 346 448

www.clatuu.com.au

FACTOR4

Klinic Solutions

Phone 0414 701 998

shaun.baldwin@klinicsolutions.com

www.klinicsolutions.com

Dr John Flynn

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic

Phone +61 7 5588 4777

info@cosmedic.com.au

www.cosmedic.com.au

Healite II

Advanced Cosmeceuticals

Phone 1800 242 011

www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au

Val Glover-Hovan

Cosmetic Tattoo Australia

Phone +61 2 9938 2111

www.cosmetictattooaustralia.com

HydraFacial

High Tech Laser

Phone 1300 309 233

www.likeyourlook.com.au

MonaLisa Touch

High Tech Laser

Phone 1300 309 233

www.likeyourlook.com.au

Dr William Mooney

Face Plus Bondi Beach

Phone 1300 939 095

www.faceplus.com.au

Joseph Mourad Hair & Beauty

Phone +61 2 9328 2277

contact@josephmourad.com.au

www.josephmourad.com.au

Dr Sarkis Nalbandian

Designer Smiles

Phone +61 2 9953 4189

www.designersmiles.com.au

Nicole’s Beauty

Phone +61 2 9327 7728

Phone 0410 627 767

www.nicolesbeautysalon.com.au

Dr Oseka Onuma

The Australian Centre for Female

Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation

Phone +61 8 8344 6085

www.dronuma.com.au

Regen PRP

Australasian Medical & Scientific

Phone 1800 201 760

amsl@amsl.com.au

www.amsl.com.au

SculpSure

Cynosure

Phone +61 2 9484 4546

www.sculpsure.com.au

Skin Renu Laser &

Rejuvenation Clinic

Phone +61 2 9555 9506

info@skinrenu.com.au

www.skinrenu.com.au

Sydney Permanent

Makeup Centre

Rita Porreca

Phone +61 2 9712 4133

info@spmuc.com.au

www.spmuc.com.au

Synergie Skin

Phone 1300 689 619

info@synergieskin.com

www.synergieskin.com

Ultherapy

Merz Australia

Phone 1800 268 820

www.ultherapy.com.au

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