Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty #72


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8 Editor’s letter

12 Newsfront


22 Aesthetic procedures hit

record numbers

Latest stats released!

30 Rhinoplasty explained

50 The beginner’s guide to

cosmetic injectables

The what, where and how of

anti-wrinkle injections and

dermal fillers

74 How will you age?

Is it a case of like mother,

like daughter?

86 The Miss Manners guide to

spa etiquette

116 Travel detox

We escape to Thailand’s leading

detox retreat


18 Defy gravity with the

instant non-surgical

eyelid lift

Lids By Design are the new

ingenious correcting eyelid

strips that instantly take years

off your appearance


34 Face up to ageing

Tried and tested ways to

improve sagging skin and eyes


42 What’s next for minimally

invasive procedures?

How smaller procedures can

obtain great results


38 Love the skin you’re in

Smoother, younger looking skin

with Fraxel laser skin resurfacing

40 The new way to rejuvenate

Smoothen skin on your face

and body without surgery or


45 Scar prevention with


The medically proven topical gel

to minimise scars and promote

quicker skin healing

56 A natural solution to ageing

Younger, plumper skin

with RegenPRP

60 The FACTOR4 revolution

Use your own cells to reduce

wrinkles and radiate youth

72 Proven treatment for

stretch marks

The first clinically proven topical

product for stretch marks

78 The real deal for

treating pigmentation

The clincially proven solution to

common skin problems

81 Complexion perfection

All-day, lightweight tint to

smooth out imperfections and

even skin tone

82 Dishing the dirt on cleansing

The lowdown on the most

important skincare step

cosmetic tattoo

68 Brow beat

The latest eyebrow trends and

how to create them

70 Cosmetic tattooing trends

Latest industry industry insights

straight from the UK

intimate procedures

46 A woman’s choice

There’s more to vaginal

rejuvenation than aesthetics

48 A touch of care down there

All about the MonaLisa Touch

laser tightening treatment


62 Smile your way to success

The power of a beautiful smile

64 Dental makeover

Cosmetic dentist Dr Sandra

Short transforms one patient’s

smile – and her life

beauty & spa

85 Scent straight from heaven

New fragrances in our radar

88 The luxe way to body detox

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90 Our greatest anti-ageing

cheat sheet of all time

Back-to-basics skincare

96 Unmask your skin’s potential

At-home peels and masks to

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100 Tame your mane with the

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102 Make ‘good hair day’


How to get your mane back

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110 Get lippy!

Prime them, line them, colour

and shine them

120 Editor’s favourites

cover stories

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18 The no-surgery instant

eyelid lift

30 All about nose surgery

50 Beginner’s guide to

cosmetic injectables

74 How willl you age? Inside

the crystal ball

90 Anti-ageing skin care

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It’s been an action-packed few months preparing this issue of

Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine for you. We know that

cosmetic surgery has the power to transform appearances,

often hand-in-hand with an improvement in self-confi dence.

It seems the juggernaut that is aesthetic medicine just keeps

growing, and this is borne out in the highly anticipated annual

cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic

Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which have recently been released. In

fact, the data shows the number of aesthetic procedures has hit

an all-time high. Read our full report on page 22 to read about the top surgical and nonsurgical

procedures for 2015 (you may be surprised!).

In line with this, cosmetic injectables have become a staple of many beauty routines. But

for the injectable virgin, it can be quite confusing. We’ve also delved into the ins and outs for

you and share the what, where and how of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fi llers in our

Beginner’s Guide to Cosmetic Injectables on page 50.

As usual, we also report on the most popular surgical and non-surgical aesthetic

procedures – in this issue covering rhinoplasty in depth, laser therapy, the latest in facial

rejuvenation, cosmetic dentistry and more.

The Bella beauty shelves have been overfl owing with the latest cult products – from luxe

to bargain. In our Anti-Ageing Cheat Sheet on page 90, we showcase the skincare products

designed to keep your skin looking younger and feeling fl awless, as well as some heavy duty

at-home treatments in the form of peels and masks on page 96.

Beauty accessories are integral to completing your look, and a good lipstick and healthy

hair are always in fashion. We report on the lip colours making a splash on the runway this

season (page 110), and the back-to-basic hair care products to make every day a good hair

day (page 102).

We’re also excited to premiere the breakthrough non-surgical instant eyelid lift, Lids By

Design. This product has been taking America by storm and has fi nally landed on Australian

shores – check out these ingenious correcting eyelid strips on page 18.

Don’t forget, you can download your free digital edition of this issue online at, where you’ll also fi nd a heap of good stuff on beauty trends and

tips, a complete list of cosmetic surgery procedures, Australia’s largest practitioner and

product directory, and in-depth lifestyle and wellness articles.

Michelle Kearney


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If you’re one of those women who hits the snooze button

while your boyfriend or husband is already up and at ‘em,

here’s some validation for you. Science now says that women

actually need more sleep than men to function properly.

A recent study from the National Institutes of Health in

the US examined whether or not gender plays a role in the

relationship between sleep and health.

Subjects were 210 healthy men and women without a

history of sleep disorders, and researchers rated both their

frequency of sleep and sleep-related symptoms.

Overall poor sleep quality, more frequent problems falling

asleep and longer periods to fall asleep were associated with

greater psychosocial distress, higher fasting insulin, fi brinogen

and infl ammatory biomarkers – but only for women.

In the study, men showed no increased risk of developing

the ailments that aff ect women when they are sleep deprived.

So, what does this all mean? It means women who get

more or less the same amount of sleep as men are at a higher

risk for long-term health problems such as cardiovascular

disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

But why? The researchers believe the reason women are

more aff ected by poor sleep quality than men all comes down

to the way our brains function, specifi cally the way tryptophan

(an amino acid that helps us create key proteins), serotonin

(the “happy hormone”) and melatonin (the “sleep” hormone)

function diff erently in the male and female brains.

Ladies, now there’s a good excuse for sleeping in – do it

for your health!



Merz launches Belotero in Australia

Dr Basste Hadjab and Dr Tatjana Pavicic (Melbourne)

Merz Australia hosted the Belotero

Scientifi c Lecture: From the Lab to

the Face, the Art and Science of

Belotero, on Thursday 28th April at

the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Internationally recognised

dermatologist Dr Tatjana Pavicic

presented on Belotero, as well as

Dr Basste Hadjab, a pharmacist

and mechanical engineer who was

instrumental in the development of

the Belotero formulations.

This event was part of Merz’s

Australia-wide launch of Belotero, a

range of hyaluronic acid fi llers used

for facial rejuvenation.

Dr Basste Hadjab, Dr Tatjana Pavicic

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According to Euromonitor International, Asia and the United

Arab Emirates (UAE) are experiencing an unprecedented

beauty boom.

‘Strong consumer confi dence, high literacy rates and

high social media exposure are the main drivers of beauty

and personal care products,’ said Ms Amna Abbas,

Research Analyst at Euromonitor International.

While it is true that the young may be driving cosmetics

sales, according to Abbas, popular items still come from

far more established camps.

‘The category of fragrances, especially traditional oud

and amber-based fragrances, are always very much in

trend due to their cultural signifi cance within the region,’

she said.

The quest for traditional scents has inspired many

international fi rms to explore oud-based fragrances. In turn

this has created a trend amongst high-end fashion houses,

exporting local tradition. ‘The UAE is thus benefi ting from

the increasing product portfolios of international brands,’

Abbas said. ‘Oud-based fragrances are appearing from

the likes of Gucci, Armani, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Versace

and Alaia.’

The rise in the Asian beauty market can be attributed

to the increase in disposables incomes and continuous

urbanisation, as well as social media exposure.

‘Familiarity with international beauty trends and

facilitated by social media, overseas travel and other media

has increased consumer demand for more sophisticated

products beyond basic orderings,’ said Warangkana

Anuwond, Research Manager at Euromonitor International.

‘China’s economic downturn might aff ect South East

Asia’s economy in other industries such as tourism,’

Anuwond said. ‘However, when it comes to beauty

product sales, the impact does not seem to be signifi cant,

as Chinese tourists prefer purchasing beauty products in

countries like South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.’




The actress, Goop website founder and holistic lifestyle advocate recently told

The New York Times that she has been stung by bees as part of her, shall we say,

creative beauty regimen.

‘It’s a thousands of years old treatment called apitherapy,’ Paltrow said. ‘People

use it to get rid of infl ammation and scarring. It’s actually pretty incredible if you

research it. But, man, it’s painful.’

Paltrow has recently launched her own skincare line – whether it contains bee

venom is yet to be seen!



Study shows

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lenses increases

risk of drooping

upper eyelids

A new study says wearing contact lenses increases the risk

of droopy upper eyelids, a cosmetic and visual problem

that can be corrected by blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

Researchers found an increase of droopy eyelids (ptosis)

was associated with the use of both soft and hard lenses,

but that ptosis was more severe for people who wore hard

contact lenses.

The study, published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal,

was conducted on 96 sets of identical twins that had

diff ering severities of drooping eyelids.

Because identical twins have the same facial

characteristics, changes are typically contributed to

environmental factors.

‘We assessed the correlations of many diff erent

environmental factors that could contribute to upper eyelid

droopy eyelids, and wearing contact lenses was the only

external factor that was linked,’ explained lead researcher

Dr Bahman Guyuron.

‘This is attributed to the recurrent traction of the eyelid

during placement and removal of the lens.’

Other possible contributors such as sun exposure,

smoking, stress and alcohol use were ruled out as not

having a statistically signifi cant impact on upper eyelid


Researchers analysed digital photographs and social/

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On 27 April, Face Plus Medispa founder

and renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr William

Mooney celebrated the opening of Australia’s

newest luxury lifestyle and wellness destination

at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach: Face Plus

Bondi Beach.

Sydney’s movers, shakers and trailblazers

stepped out to celebrate the all-new luxe spa

destination. The new Face Plus houses an array

of beauty and wellness experts all under one

roof (including bespoke intravenous shots of

vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the ‘Drip

and Chill Lounge’, facial rejuvenation treatments

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It’s a very unconventional partnership, but the CIA’s venture

capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has invested in Skincential Sciences, a

cosmetics company that uses a technology to take off a very

thin layer of the skin.

Skincential Sciences makes a line called Clearista, a

resurfacing product marketed to erase blemishes and soften

skin. According to their website, it works to re-texture the

outer surface of your skin, leading to a reduction in the

appearance of unsightly blemishes, roughness, and

unevenness to reveal smoother, younger skin.

While this may sound like a great at-home peel product,

the technology used to take off the skin reveals unique

biomarkers that can be used for a variety of diagnostic tests,

including DNA collection in the process. Russ Leibovitz, the

CEO of Skincential Sciences, told The Intercept, ‘If there’s

something beneath the surface, that’s not part of our

relationship and I’m not directly aware. They’re interested

here in something that can get easy access to biomarkers.’

‘The CIA interest in the company looks like it has to do

with the ability to understand the microbial habitat of an

individual,’ explains cosmetic chemist Kelly Dobos. ‘As the

understanding of the human skin microbiome grows, we are

learning that an individuals microbiome may be as unique as

their fi ngerprint.’



The next nail trend

– is it fur-real?

Just when we thought we had seen it all, furry fingernails

have proven us wrong. Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2016

campaign took faux fur one step further at the New York

Fashion Week runway.

Models sported eccentric glittery and embellished

clothing on the runway, however it was their fingers that

attracted the most attention.

Artists at the esteemed CND Design Lab Team took an

incredible 200 hours to develop and design the “nail fur”.

Lead designer Jan Arnold revealed that each nail starts

off with a coat of Vinylux Weekly Polish in one of two

colours – either Rubble (grey-brown), or Cream Puff (offwhite).

Then either brown or white fur is glued on top and

spilt over the models’ fingertips.

‘We were able to embody CND’s Fall 2016 trend story,

which is all about authenticity, hand-crafted artistry and

embracing the beauty in raw imperfections,’ Arnold said

in a press release.

The unusual style has drawn mixed opinions from

fashion bloggers, but with many hailing the experimental

attitude. Practical? No. Fierce? Maybe. Instagramworthy?

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Cosmetic surgery is often the obvious solution to fix a displeasing facial

feature or to turn back the clock. However if you want to take years

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Distributed in Australia by Bella Aesthetics, Lids By Design is the reliable

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amazing results, the product is generating global intrigue from men and

women of all age brackets.

What is Lids by Design?

Targeting excess skin from around the upper eyelid, Lids By Design is a nonsurgical

correcting strip developed to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Each strip works instantly to redesign and reshape your eyelids – lifting,

correcting and taking years off your appearance.

Quick and easy to apply, Lids By Design are specifically designed to uplift

the look of your eyes and temporarily help:

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• Excess skin covering the natural fold of the lid

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LIDS BY DESIGN is completely

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If the strip is too long for the

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Made of medical-grade quality tape, Lids by Design is a hypoallergenic,

latex-free, organic product that blends in with the skin. Due to the wearable

technology, the adhesive is breathable and leaves no residue on your skin –

it is soft, comfortable and easy to use.

Completely customisable to your own eyelid shape and need, Lids

by Design comes in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 3mm (slight)

to 8mm (maximum). The product can be used on any eye, any shape and

any ethnicity.

How do you apply them?

Application is simple and can easily become part of anyone’s personal

beauty regimen. To apply, eyelids must be clean of any makeup or oils, since

it can affect the application of the strips. Using the specialised ContoursRX

tweezers, the strips are gently peeled off and applied on the ideal spot on the

lid, over the natural crease. The strip is then tapped down to set it in place

and held for about 10 seconds to make sure it adheres. If necessary, strips

can be trimmed to your exact specifications.

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you want and the strips will remain transparent and virtually undetectable.

Each strip is for one-time use. To remove, use the specialised tweezers or

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What are the results?

If used correctly the strips should hide the excess skin in the natural fold of

your lid and instantly lift the eye, making you look younger.

We all know that the eyes are where beauty resides, and the eyelids can

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surgery or feel like your eyes aren’t representing your best self, Lids by Design

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organic materials.

Q: Can I use makeup after

applying my correcting strip?

A: Yes. For best results, the

correcting strips should be

applied before any makeup, oils

or moisturisers. We also recommend

applying an eyelid primer over

the strips before applying your

makeup as usual.


suitable for men?

A: Yes. Designed for use by both

men and women, our correcting

strips utilise skin-like technology

that is transparent, easy to apply,

and comfortable enough for allday



correcting strip last all day?

A: Yes. For the longest wear, apply

the correcting strip to clean, dry

eyelids – free of all oils, makeup or

moisturizers. The adhesive, made with

organic materials, is designed to last

up to 24 hours.

Q: Can I re-use the strip?

A: Each LIDS BY DESIGN correcting

strip is intended for one-time use

only. Once a strip is removed, it

should be discarded.

Q: What if I get my placement


A: Placement takes practice. If you

don’t get your ideal placement on the

first try, simply remove the correcting

strip and re-position as needed.

Once you have found the perfect

placement, remove the practice strip,

and replace it with a fresh strip for

all-day wear.

Q: How many correcting strips

are in each package?

A: Each package contains 80 strips.


with contact lenses?

A: Yes. Our safe, non-irritating materials

are suitable for contact lens wearers.

Q: How soon will I see a difference

in my appearance?

A: Results are immediate, and will last

as long as you wear the correcting strip.

Q: Does the correcting strip leave

behind any residue?

A: No. When applied and removed

properly, the organic adhesive


material separates cleanly and

completely from the skin.

Q: Do I have to apply makeup to

hide the strip?

A: No. There is no need to cover

your correcting strip with makeup.

The strip is translucent and will blend

in with most skin tones.


to correct bags under my eyes?

A: No. The correcting strips are

designed and intended for use only

on the upper eyelid.

Q: What comes in a box?


includes 80 correcting strips and a

pair of tweezers, providing well over

a month’s supply, plus a few to

practice with. The Variety Pack comes

with the following: 20 x 3mm strips,

20 x 4mm strips, 10 x 5mm strips,

10 x 6mm strips, 10 x 7mm strips,

and 10 x 8mm strips.

For more information visit


Q: How do I know what size I need?

A: In general, the heavier your eyelid,

the larger the size you will need,

however, eye shape may also be a

factor in selecting the appropriate

size. Please read our product

descriptions to choose your ideal lift

and fit, or purchase a variety pack to

try out each size individually.


After 21



hit record

new data fresh

from the us

reveals patients

pursuing aesthetic

procedures spent

a record us$13.5

billion in 2015.





For the first time on record, Americans spent more

than US$13.5 billion on combined (surgical and

non-surgical) aesthetic procedures in a single year,

according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic

Surgery (ASAPS).

The totals reflect a US$1.5 billion increase in expenditures

for combined surgical and non-surgical procedures from

2014 to 2015.

ASAPS, working with an independent research firm,

compiled the 19-year national data for procedures

performed from 1997-2015, making up the most

comprehensive collection of data available on the number of

cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures performed

in the United States.

Although there is no definitive data about cosmetic

surgery trends in Australia, we typically follow American

statistics to provide an insight into emerging and changing

trends on our own shores.

Surgical procedures accounted for 58 percent of the

total expenditures in 2015, surpassing the US$8 billion

mark for the first time ever. Non-surgical procedures in

2015 accounted for 42 percent of the total expenditures

in 2015.

Surgical procedures are up seven percent, with

1,912,468 procedures performed; non-surgical procedures

are up 22 percent, with 10,879,909 procedures performed; 23







Botulinum Toxin

(including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin)

Botulinum Toxin



396,048 4,267,038


1 1


Hyaluronic Acid

(Including Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus,

Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero)

Hyaluronic 396,048 Acid

Breast Augmentation


305,856 2,148,326


2 2



(including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin)


1 1

(Including Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus,

Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero)



Hair Removal

(laser or pulsed light)

Tummy Tuck




Breast Augmentation

2 2

Hair Removal

(laser or 305,856

pulsed light)




Chemical Peel

Eyelid Surgery





Tummy Tuck

Chemical 180,717 Peel




5 Breast Lift

5 557,690


148,967 557,690


Eyelid Surgery




Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift

5 5




Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures: Totals

Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures

Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures: Totals

s Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures: Totals








































1,688,757 1,912,468










740,751 740,751 1995 1997 2014 2015 2020




1995 1997 1997 2014 2015 2014 2015 2020 Source: American Society


for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

1997 2014 2015 2020 Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

and combined surgical and non-surgical procedures are up

20 percent compared with last year’s data, with a total of

12,792,377 procedures performed.

Cosmetic procedures have increased by 39 percent over

the past five years (from 2011) with surgical procedures up

17 percent and non-surgical procedures up 44 percent.

The most popular surgical procedure was liposuction

with 396,048 procedures performed. Interestingly, it is the

only surgical procedure with a spot in the top 10 cosmetic

procedures overall.

For the first time this year, statistical data for fat grafting

to the breasts, buttocks, and face was reported. There

were 18,135 fat grafting procedures to the breast, 18,487

to the buttocks, and 48,059 to the face. Fat transfer to

the face was the 9th most popular surgical procedure

in 2015.

The procedures with the most increases between

2014 and 2015 were: non-surgical skin tightening (up 58

percent); tattoo removal (up 39 percent); microdermabrasion

(up 34 percent); buttock lifts (up 32 percent); male breast

reduction for treatment of gynaecomastia (up 26 percent).

Cosmetic injectables overall (including anti-wrinkle

injections and fillers) saw a 21 percent increase in 2015.

Ever-popular procedures, including liposuction and

breast augmentation, also saw growth this year as the

first and second most popular surgical procedures,

respectively, and accounting for nearly 40 percent of all

surgical procedures performed.

James C. Grotting, MD, President of ASAPS stated:

‘Our industry’s growth is considerable, but not at all

surprising. It reflects a healthy and robust economy

wherein many people can afford to, and want to invest in


‘More people now perceive aesthetic enhancements

and procedures as essential,’ he continued. ‘I personally

believe the motivating factors for that are varied, but

remaining competitive in the workforce is certainly a

common factor. Youth is a commodity, and people are

investing in themselves to maintain a younger, healthier

appearance.’ csbm 25


The top 3


Learn what’s behind the

three most popular cosmetic

surgeries and why they are

dominating the market.

1. Liposuction

About the procedure

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed under

anaesthetic to remove deposits of fat from specific areas of the

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

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

back, chest, buttocks, thighs and ankles.

It is usually performed as day surgery, although some cases

may warrant an overnight hospital stay.

Generally, the area to be treated with liposuction is infiltrated

with a tumescent fluid containing local anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor

before small cannulas are used to vacuum out the

fat. Alternatively, a syringe can be used to withdraw the fat.

Power-assisted liposuction, where radiofrequency,

ultrasound or laser technology is used to improve liposuction

results, can help increase skin contracture and tone and tighten

the skin’s surface. These types of techniques are also typically

less aggressive.

The ideal liposuction patient is at or near their ideal body

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

seeking reduction of diet-resistant localised pockets of fat.

They also need to understand the risks of surgery and have

realistic expectations that liposuction is not a way of losing

masses of weight or a cure for obesity.

What happens after?

Bruising can last for a few weeks and swelling for around one to

two months. A compression garment is usually worn for about

four to six weeks in most cases. Patients can usually return to

work after around three to seven days. Final results – a trimmerlooking,

more proportionate and shapely form – can be seen

from six months to a year as swelling subsides. Results are

long lasting provided the patient maintains a similar weight.




2. Breast


About the procedure

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure by which

implants are used to add volume to the breast and enhance

the body’s contours.

Breast implants are either filled with silicone gel (most

common in Australia) or saline solution, and are typically

produced in round and teardrop (anatomical) shapes. The

texture of breast implants can be smooth, textured or

covered in a polyurethane foam surface.

Saline implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled

with a medical-grade saltwater solution, which is completely

biocompatible. Saline implants generally feel quite firm

and can experience deflation or leakage problems. In

comparison, silicone gel filled implants generally feel softer

and more like natural breasts tissue. The silicone gel is

cohesive, meaning it is pre-shaped and holds a lesser risk

of leakage.

The patient’s body shape and individual preferences

are the main determinants of implant size. A thorough

consultation process, where the patient is given implants to

“try on” and shown several before and after photographs, is

necessary in determining the most suitable implant volume.

During the surgery, an incision is made either in the

inframammary crease (below the breast), around the areolar

or in the transaxillary position (in the armpit). The incision

location is usually dependant on the surgeon’s preference

and the patient’s wishes regarding scarring.

The implant is then placed either above (subglandular)

or below (submuscular) the pectoralis muscle. Implants

placed above the muscle afford greater projection, but

sufficient breast tissue is required to camouflage the

implant edges. Implants placed in the submuscular pocket

generally create a more natural-looking aesthetic result,

however recovery can sometimes be longer and involve

greater post-operative discomfort.

What happens after?

In the days following breast surgery, the chest might feel

tight and uncomfortable while the breasts are likely to

be high, swollen and firm to touch. The dressings are

generally removed a few days after surgery and wearing

a compression surgical bra is recommended during the

healing period.

Bruising should fade within a week or so, and the stitches

are also removed in this period. Usually, women can return

to an office-based job after three to five days, though it is

best to wait one or two weeks for more physical activities.

The breasts will usually remain sensitive for a few weeks

after the operation. Scars should begin to fade significantly

after a few months. In this period, the swelling should

gradually subside and the breasts will typically become

lower, feel softer and “settle” into size. 27


3. Tummy Tuck

About the procedure

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is surgery

performed under general anaesthetic. An

incision is made across the lower abdomen,

the excess skin and fat are removed and the

stomach muscles tightened. The navel is

repositioned as the skin is re-stretched over the


Abdominoplasty is best suited to patients

who have lost a considerable amount of weight

and have loose skin and fat deposits that don’t

respond to diet or exercise, or who are looking

to restore their pre-baby bodies.

Like all surgery, patients should understand

the risks involved and have realistic expectations

of what the procedure can do for them.

\What happens after?

A firm strap and drain is usually worn for the first

24 hours, followed by a compression garment

for several weeks. Patients usually take around

three weeks off work. Results are a flatter

stomach with repaired abdominal muscles and

removal of excess skin. A scar is created across

the lower abdomen, which can be hidden within

the bikini line, and minimised with various scar

therapies. csbm

results are a

flATTer tummy

with repaired


muscles and

removal of

excess skin



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Remaining in

the top three



in Australia,

rhinoplasty is

one of the

most popular

and intricate


that can



your face.

The nose is the central feature of your face and plays

a key role in facial symmetry. Any abnormalities will

aff ect the overall aesthetics of the face, and changing

the size or shape of the nose to bring it into harmony and

balance with the rest of the face can be a life-altering event

– both physically and psychologically.

According to the International Society for Aesthetic

Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) statistics, rhinoplasty was one of

the top three procedures performed in Australia, along with

eyelid surgery and breast augmentation.

A 2015 study from revealed that

rhinoplasties are the second most researched topics in

plastic surgery, accounting for seven percent of all its

Australian traffi c.




Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, improves the appearance

and proportion of the nose, enhancing overall facial

aesthetics and harmony. Surgery of the nose may also be

performed to remove deviations that have been caused

by a birth defect or injury or correct impaired breathing

caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose,

change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of

the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and

upper lip.

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to balance it with

other facial features. There are two main techniques –

open (incision made at the base of the nose) and closed

(incisions inside nose) – that can change the size of the

nose, remove a hump, narrow the nostrils, change the angle

and/or refi ne the tip. 31







During rhinoplasty, incisions are usually made inside the

nose or between the nostrils. To reduce nose size, some

cartilage in the middle of the nose (septum) is removed

until the desired size is achieved. To build up the nose,

cartilage and bone may be added to increase its size.

Changing the tip or bridge and the nose angle

is achieved by reshaping the cartilage and soft tissue.

Nostril span is narrowed via small incisions at the base of

each nostril.

Generally, after anaesthesia is administered, incisions

are made inside the nasal cavity and often at the base of

the nose. The skin of the nose is then separated from its

framework of cartilage and bone. The surgeon will sculpt

the cartilage and bone into the desired shape and replace

the skin. The incisions are sutured closed and a splint or

cast is applied to help the nose maintain its shape and

expedite healing. The procedure normally takes around

two hours.

Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general

anaesthesia. However, depending on the preference of the

surgeon and/or the patient, it can also be performed under

local anaesthesia.

Nasal packing, in which gauze or cotton packs are

applied to the nasal chambers, is used to support the new

structure and prevent bleeding. The packing is typically

removed within 24 to 48 hours after surgery.

Most patients experience some mild to moderate

discomfort after rhinoplasty for a few days. Any pain can

generally be controlled through medication prescribed by

the surgeon. About 80 percent of the swelling is usually

gone within a week or two. Swelling starts to resolve

more slowly after that. The majority of swelling disappears

after around two months and the rest slowly disappears

over the next year, when final results become apparent.


types of



Open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty are generally

the two types of rhinoplasty procedures available.

Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions on the inside of

the nose. Although this results in no visible scarring, the

procedure offers less visibility of the inside of the nose and

is typically not possible for more complex cases.

During open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the

columella (the strip between the nostrils). This results in a

fine, well-concealed scar that usually fades over time. The

surgeon will help the patient decide which is most suitable.



Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses fillers to correct minor

external nasal deformities, depressions, asymmetries,

collapsed nasal bridges and saddle noses. It can also

be an effective technique for making corrections post

surgery where the results of earlier rhinoplasty have

been unsatisfactory.

A relatively quick procedure, non-surgical

rhinoplasty requires no anaesthesia and involves no

downtime. Most fillers will leave a residual redness and

slight tenderness for up to a few days and patients

can expect slight swelling and bruising. The results

are immediately evident and can last up to a year in

some patients.



Types of


• Reduction rhinoplasty. The most common procedure

to address size, proportion and balance of the nose in

relation to the rest of the face.

• Post-traumatic rhinoplasty. Performed as a result of

a nasal injury where the supporting bone or cartilage

have been damaged.

• Ethnic rhinoplasty. Takes into consideration the

particular characteristics of your ethnicity.

• Augmentation rhinoplasty. Increases the

dimensions of the nose by adding structural material or

grafts for aesthetic and functional indications.



Benefits range

from improved

breathing to


appearance and


Results of rhinoplasty are not immediate. The nose

becomes more refined with better definition with time, and

may take up to a year for final results. Most patients can

expect to return to work within a week or two and to more

strenuous activity after a few weeks

Benefits of this procedure can range from improved

breathing to enhanced appearance and self-confidence.

Rhinoplasty can offer subtle or dramatic changes to a

person’s appearance. Often even a small change in the

shape and position of the nose can create a significant

difference to overall facial aesthetics.

Revision rhinoplasty is necessary in five to 12 percent

of rhinoplasty cases. Whilst some may require only minor

adjustments, others may need major modification, and may

be a result of too much or too little bone, cartilage or tissue

having been removed, resulting in a nose that is too large or

too small for their face.

Although techniques for any rhinoplasty surgery may

differ, as well as the patient’s desired results and the

surgeon’s personal preference, there is no doubt that a

well-performed rhinoplasty will reshape and improve an

appearance. csbm 33









Tried and tested

ways to improve

sagging skin,

drooping eyelids

and wrinkled,



Dr John Flynn

tells us how.

AimÉe Surtenich


We all age differently, but everyone’s

face will eventually exhibit three

common elements: changes in

the texture and quality of the skin; loose and

sagging skin; and volume changes around

the cheeks and eyes, with increased volume

around the jowls.

‘With ageing, the overall facial balance

is changed,’ says Dr John Flynn from

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast.

‘To rejuvenate the face and achieve the best

result, it’s necessary to address and restore

each of these elements with a different

approach for each.’


sagging skin

Dr Flynn favours combinations of options such as a variety

of face lifting techniques, combined with less invasive

treatments such as fillers, lasers and peels.

‘Thread lifts give a nice result and can last between three

and five years,’ he says. ‘There is no surgery, no scars and

the procedure is less expensive than a full facelift as there is

no anaesthetic and no hospital stay.’

A thread lift, also called a filament lift, is a non-surgical

method of facial rejuvenation which allows lifting and

repositioning of facial tissues to help restore youthful

contours. It is particularly indicated for brows, cheeks, jowls

and sometimes the neck. The filaments are absorbable

surgical threads and are designed with directional cogs

or barbs, which allow for lifting and re-positioning. The

filaments anchor themselves within the tissues and offer

effective lifting capabilities.

The procedure is relatively quick and can be performed

under local anaesthetic, with some temporary bruising and

swelling to be expected afterwards.

The results of the thread lift improve over time (three to

six months) as collagen is stimulated and produced and

contracts around each filament, causing even further lifting.

Downtime is usually a few days and results can last from

two to five years.

For more significant lifting results, Dr Flynn recommends

a surgical facelift over a thread lift. ‘Sometimes a proper

surgical lift is the better approach, in terms of offering longer

lasting, more robust results,’ he advises.

The modern facelift is customised to each individual

patient, to provide tailored and natural-looking results so

the patient still retains their unique look but just looks like a

younger version of themselves.

‘The incision usually begins in the hair near the temple

and continues in front of the ear, around the ear lobe, behind

the ear and into the hair,’ says Dr Flynn. ‘This placement

allows the scar to be very inconspicuous. The facial

muscles and sagging tissue are tightened, excess skin is

removed and the remaining skin is repositioned to create a

more youthful look.’ 35


with age, the overall

facial balance is



drooping eyes

Eyes are a key feature of a person’s face and are one of the

first areas of the face to show signs of ageing. Eyelids are

not addressed by a facelift, so many patients often undergo

a blepharoplasty at the same time as a facelift.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure, which can be

performed on either the upper or lower eyelids or both,

and is designed to remove excess skin folds and bulging

fat bags.

‘Blepharoplasty can improve the bags and wrinkles

around the eyes but will not improve wrinkles of the cheeks,

temples or forehead,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘It also does not

correct problems caused by drooping eyebrows, so

the position of the brow also needs to be considered to

determine whether a brow lift may be more appropriate.’

Loss of volume under the eyes may be due to loss of

volume in the cheeks and a dragging down of the cheek

area. The volume can be replaced through strategic

placement of dermal fillers, to help recontour and improve

the appearance of the eye area.



A thread lift or a surgical facelift will address the looseness

of the skin but it won’t restore volume or improve the texture

and quality of the skin. Fillers can be used with either lift

to refine and complement the results. Temporary, semipermanent

or permanent fillers can be used appropriately

to address the loss of volume in the cheeks, hollows under

the eyes and the lines at the corners of the mouth.

‘An important issue with fillers is to look not only at

wrinkles and lines but also consider facial structure and

balance. Placing the right filler in a deeper position provides

a good enhancement to restore youthful contours,’

Dr Flynn explains.


skin &


skin tone &


Most Australians exhibit evidence of sun

damage on their skin, and lasers can

be used to improve pigmentation, red

blemishes and broken capillaries.

‘In addition to resurfacing the skin to

reveal a fresher, smoother complexion,

laser light has therapeutic properties,

helping to stimulate new collagen

formation which in turn improves

the smoothness and tone of the

skin,’ Dr Flynn explains. ‘Laser photo

rejuvenation also helps with broken

capillaries, excessive redness, freckles

and uneven pigmentation.’

‘I believe that by combining

modalities – peels and laser to improve

the texture of the skin, and using fillers

to build volume after a lifting procedure,

produces the best possible results in

restoring a youthful, rejuvenated face,’

says Dr Flynn.

Whatever ageing issues patients

may have, Dr Flynn urges them to

gain as much knowledge of potential

procedures as possible before

consultation with a skilled and certified

cosmetic doctor.

‘The best results are always when the

patient has a thorough understanding of

the procedure and realistic expectations

of what it can achieve for them,’ he

concludes. csbm


Body Balance

Dr John Flynn


Dr John Flynn

skin clinic

Reshaping can create


the look you want

skin clinic

Breast augmentation can

enhance the natural size

and shape of your breasts

Refi nement in Cosmetic Surgery

With breast augmentation, your natural form can be

enhanced and complemented. This results in a balanced

and symmetrical effect that suits your individual body type

and achieves a feminine silhouette.

Liposuction to Shape and Contour

With liposuction, Dr John Flynn can reshape and contour

your form to achieve balance between your body’s

proportions. Areas such as the abdomen and inner and

outer thighs respond particularly well to this procedure.




Dr John Flynn

M.B., B.S., Dip. R.A.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Dip. P. Dermatology., F.A.C.C.S.

Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery

Certifi ed by the American Board of Laser Surgery

Dr John Flynn has over 20 years of experience as

a medical practitioner on the Gold Coast

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20/4/09 9:01:39 AM

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For more information or to make an

appointment call Cosmedic and Skin Clinic

07 5588 4777

Southport | Gold Coast

Level 2, Pivotal Point

50 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215 |

Dr John Flynn

cosmedic& skin clinic

Dr John Flynn

20/4/09 9:01:39 AM








has become

the darling of

skin rejuvenation.

We chat with the

expert team at Skin

Renu to see just

what this popular

treatment can do.

AimÉe Surtenich




In beauty terms, there’s nothing quite like smooth, clear, even-toned

skin. You know, that type of complexion where light seems to

bounce right off to create an angelic glow and there are no visible

pores in sight.

Doesn’t sound familiar when you look in the mirror? Trust me,

you’re not alone. But no matter the extent of your skin damage or

imperfections, noticeable improvement is now well within reach.

A modern-day phenomenon is fractionated laser technology,

which has made it possible to achieve clear and younger looking

skin without the lengthy downtime and aggravation associated with

previous methods. The first device to use this technology was Fraxel,

which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

‘One of the most popular ways of treating sun-damaged and

ageing skin is Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, to reveal smoother, more

even and radiant skin, no matter your age,’ says Sylvia Down, coowner

of Skin Renu cosmetic clinic in Balmain, Sydney. ‘Fraxel laser

skin resurfacing can improve a wide range of skin concerns, such as

lines and wrinkles, loose skin, textural irregularities, poor skin tone,

enlarged pores, 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 of the past, 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 youthfullooking

skin. It operates on the concept of damaging small amounts

of tissue to stimulate collagen and elastin, activating new cells.

There are different levels of Fraxel laser treatments, depending on

each patient’s needs and requirements. The amount of treatments

required, and the downtime involved following each treatment, varies

depending on the level of treatment used. For example, the mildest

Fraxel treatment offers minimal downtime and results last around

12-18 months in typical cases. Alternatively, the more aggressive

level of Fraxel has results that can last up to five years from a single

treatment but, because it is more ablative, it incurs around a week

of downtime.

Each treatment takes around 45 to 60 minutes, and results usually

take around three weeks to appear, once the new collagen has

begun to form.

The lighter Fraxel treatment can achieve impressive results

for mild to moderately damaged skin over the course of three to

six treatments. There is typically no post-treatment wound care

and downtime is minimal in most cases, with some swelling to be

expected. It is particularly effective for treating pigmentation and

scarring on the face and affected skin on other parts of the body, as

well as sun damage, acne and acne scars, and broken capillaries. A

significant improvement is seen after each treatment.

All Skin Renu doctors, nurses and skin therapists are experienced

in using a range of effective technologies and products to treat a wide

range of skin concerns – all with the aim to tighten and brighten skin

and restore facial volume. csbm


perfector for

younger skin

For those not ready for more

aggressive treatments, Clear+Brilliant

offers an effective solution. ‘Based on

Fraxel technology, Clear+Brilliant is

ideally suited for those in their 20s and

30s wanting to take control of their

skincare and manage the appearance

of ageing,’ says Down.

This more gentle laser treatment

is used to improve skin tone, texture

and radiance, as well as to act as a

preventative measure for treating

sun damage and premature ageing.

It’s perfect for those with a good

skincare system already in place

who are looking for a level up in their

beauty regime.

Clear+Brilliant offers two different

treatment heads: one to target

premature ageing and the other to

target pigmentation. Each treatment

takes about 20 minutes, and there

is typically no downtime, just some

temporary pinkness or redness.

Generally a short series of treatments

will yield the most impressive results,

but even after one treatment there

should be a noticeable fading of light

pigmentation and freckling, a more

homogenised skin tone and texture,

as well a more luminous look to

the skin.

Initial results should appear within

a few days as damaged skin is slowly

replaced with healthy, younger looking

tissue. Clear+Brilliant offers younger

patients an ideal introduction to

maintaining youthful-looking skin. 39


















Looking younger does not necessarily mean going

under the knife anymore. Non-invasive treatments

are proving to be the perfect option to achieve skin

tightening and rejuvenation without surgery.

Fractora is the latest non-invasive treatment for quick,

effective and reliable skin rejuvenation. With its ability

to improve wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation and skin

texture, Fractora provides an all-over, anti-ageing skin

treatment in one.

Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and

resurfacing treatment that restores skin to a more youthful

appearance by boosting collagen and elastin levels.

The treatment can be used on any area of the face

and body. The most commonly treated areas include the

forehead, cheeks, smile lines around the mouth and neck,

as well as around the eyes. In addition to tightening skin on

the face, Fractora can also be effective to tighten skin on

the stomach and even on the legs.

What can



Fractora can treat the broadest range of

aesthetic skin concerns on the face, neck

and body, delivering impressive results in

fewer treatments. Fractora can treat:

Superficial wrinkles

Deep wrinkles


Sagging skin

Scarring (including scars created

by acne or stretch marks)

Perioral or smokers’ lines

Evenness of skin tone

Red and brown marks

Broken veins on the face

Lax eyelids

Loose wrinkled skin on the neck,

upper arms and décolletage

How does Fractora


Fractora delivers RF energy into the skin through an array

of pins to create localised heat and micro-injuries in the

treatment area. This unique combination of fractional

resurfacing and dermal microneedling is thought to be

more effective than traditional laser resurfacing devices.

The heating of the skin promotes collagen restructuring,

improving the appearance, texture and clarity of the skin.

The RF energy is controlled, meaning healing is a lot quicker

with much less downtime.

Depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment,

a Fractora treatment will usually involve the application

of numbing cream to minimise and reduce discomfort.

Treatments usually take around 30 minutes, making it ideal

as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure.

How many treatments

do you need?

Depending on your Fractora treatment regime, you can

expect to have between one and six sessions. At least

three treatments are recommended to observe optimal skin

rejuvenation results, with treatment intervals usually at every

five to six weeks.

Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically

after two weeks the most noticeable results appear.

Improvements to texture and appearance in skin tone

continue up to three months after the treatment. Deep lines

are softened and acne troughs are smoothed out with every

treatment, improving and strengthening skin health.

What are the benefits?

Fractora is the perfect option for those who want skin

tightening and rejuvenation without going under the knife or

requiring excessive downtime.

Downtime is minimal and you can expect to see micro

lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up

to one week, depending on the type of treatment received.

Fractora delivers improvements for the broadest

range of symptoms of ageing skin, all with one treatment.

The treatment is unique in that it offers results for ageing

skin that would normally require two, three or even four

different technologies.

If you are concerned with skin laxity, but don’t like

the thought of surgery, scarring or excessive downtime,

Fractora could be the ideal anti-ageing treatment for you,

offering noticeable long-lasting results with minimum

fuss. csbm 41







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Whether it’s facelifts, eye surgery or vaginal

rejuvenation – nowadays, the possibilities of

minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are

endless. Sydney cosmetic physician and director of MD

Cosmedical Solutions Dr Buddy Paul Beaini is an advocate

of minimally invasive procedures, particularly using the

latest laser technologies.

‘I believe such procedures hold a lot of promise for

the future of cosmetic enhancement industry. They offer

convenient walk-in, walk-out alternatives to surgery, with

minimal discomfort and downtime,’ he says.

Treatments for the

ageing face

Dr Beaini’s go-to non-invasive anti-ageing treatments are

Fraxel and Thermage, which can take years off a person’s

appearance – with minimal side effects and downtime.

Fraxel laser treatment uses microscopic laser columns

that penetrate deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds,

triggering the body’s natural response system to heal those

wounds. This process speeds up the body’s remodelling

of collagen and elastin, resulting in tighter, fresher, more

youthful-looking skin.

‘Think of your skin as a digital photo that is delicately

touched up one spot at a time. Similarly, Fraxel treatment

affects a fraction of tissue at a time with thousands of

microscopic laser columns – each just one-tenth the

diameter of a hair follicle,’ says Dr Beaini.

Fraxel laser treatments vary in strength, downtime, the

amount of procedures needed and the final results. Less

aggressive treatments, such as Fraxel re:store or Fraxel

re:fine, can achieve impressive results for mild to moderately

damaged skin over the course of three to six treatments.

For skin tightening, Thermage is another non-invasive

procedure that tightens and renews the skin’s collagen in

all three layers. The treatment heats the skin’s collagen,

causing immediate tightening, as well as improved tone

and texture. Improvements continue for around four to

six months following treatment, as the collagen continues

to build.

Thermage improves the skin’s texture and reduces

sagging skin, as well as contouring the jaw line and

underneath the chin. It also softens wrinkles around the

mouth, eyes and forehead.

‘Due to this collagenesis the skin looks more plump and

refreshed. One Thermage treatment can make a patient

look years younger and can last three to four years in most

individuals,’ Dr Beaini says.

Dr Beaini recommends using Thermage and Fraxel in a

synergistic way to treat skin conditions. ‘When combined,

The 15-minute

snore solution

Sleep Eze is a new, painless, fast and long-lasting

laser treatment offering sufferers renewed hope in

the battle against sleep deprivation

Targeting the cause of snoring and mild

obstructive sleep apnoea, Sleep Eze uses laser

technology to target the roof of the mouth and back

of the throat. Heating the soft tissue and stimulating

collagen production, this tightens soft tissue so it’s

not loose and prone to vibration.

Three short treatments are typically needed

over six weeks, with more than 90 percent of

snorers and 70 percent of sleep apnoea sufferers

experiencing improvement.

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

a warm cup of tea,’ says Dr Beaini. ‘Plus there’s

no downtime; you can go straight back to work


After the third treatment, the soft tissue gradually

tightens and the outcome is long lasting. ‘Within

three months after the first treatment, you should

notice a defined change and improvement to your

snoring and sleep apnoea,’ he says.

As tissue does soften with age, Dr Beaini

recommends his patients return every 12 to 18

months for single maintenance treatments.

Some of the devices on the market aimed

at reducing snoring can be inconvenient,

uncomfortable and are temporary solutions. ‘Sleep

Eze is the only real permanent treatment and offers

an invaluable long-term investment in sleep quality,’

says Dr Beaini.

‘If you don’t treat it, snoring can get worse and

develop into sleep apnoea. For people with sleep

apnoea, any reduction in severity can make a

significant difference.’

further skin tightening and face lifting can be achieved to

maximise results,’ he says.

When working in conjunction, Fraxel targets collagen

remodelling in the upper part of the dermis to improve

skin quality and reduce wrinkles and lines, while Thermage

addresses deeper sagging in the skin from gravity and the

natural ageing process.

‘Together, the two treatments offer suitable patients

effective and predictable results for a variety of skin types

and conditions,’ says Dr Beaini. ‘I believe the combined

results of both treatments are superior to the outcomes that

may have been achieved by using one technology alone.’ 43


Vaginal rejuvenation

A no-fuss laser treatment for vaginal and bladder

rejuvenation, Dr Beaini offers the Aphrodite treatment, which

uses laser energy to help improve gynaecological health,

boost sexual satisfaction and relieve stress incontinence.

Women experiencing vaginal dysfunction – in the way

of dryness or discomfort during intercourse, leaking of the

bladder when sneezing, coughing or laughing, or persistent

irritation and inflammation – often put the symptoms down

to the inevitable effects of ageing. Now, with advancements

in laser technology, the Aphrodite treatments can deliver

a non-surgical method for rejuvenating the surrounding

muscles and improving vaginal and bladder function.

As a woman’s body experiences childbirth or as a

result of natural ageing, the tissue surrounding the vagina

can become weakened, resulting in a condition known as

vaginal atrophy. Aphrodite laser vaginal rejuvenation results

in a tighter, more elastic and rejuvenated vagina, as well as

enhancing the appearance. The treatment also strengthens

the tissues supporting the bottom wall of the urethra,

helping to improve stress urinary incontinence.

Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine

caused by the weakened tissues supporting the urethra as

a result of childbirth or the normal ageing process. It is a

common and embarrassing problem for many women.

The non-surgical laser treatment is a hallmark procedure

in the newly established field of cosmetogynaecology,

offering a convenient treatment that rejuvenates the vaginal

tissues with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Eyelid hooding


‘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, aged eyes, the first

impression is that he or she 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.’

Thread Lifting

This is a minimally invasive way to lift the skin on the face

to achieve a younger and more contoured appearance and

help counter the inevitable effects of gravity.

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 few 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.’

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



















• Accelerates tissue healing

• Helps prevent abnormal

scar formation

• Provides relief to symptoms

such as redness, discolouration,

itching and overall discomfort

• Faster wound healing after all

skin interventions such as laser

treatment, dermal abrasion

chemical peels, tattoo removal

and surgery

Your skin has an amazing ability

to repair and rejuvenate itself,

but sometimes scars can

be left behind, becoming a major

consideration after cosmetic surgery.

No one wants a scar postprocedure

to detract from the fi nal

results of their cosmetic enhancement.

Thankfully, reducing scar visibility

is possible using Stratpharma’s

innovative and clinically proven scar

prevention treatment, Stratamed.



Stratamed is a breakthrough in postprocedure

care and abnormal scar

therapy. It is designed to accelerate

tissue healing and prevent abnormal

scar formation. What’s more, it is the

fi rst semi occlusive, advanced fi lmforming

silicone gel dressing that

can be applied on compromised skin

surfaces and open wounds directly

after a procedure or skin trauma.

Stratamed creates an optimal

environment for faster wound healing.

It helps normalise the infl ammatory

response and re-epithelialise, or lay

down, skin on the wound bed.

Once applied, Stratamed dries to

form a full-contact, fl exible, protective

sheet that bonds to the injured skin.

Stratamed is bacteriostatic, which

means no bacteria can grow on it

or in it. Unlike other fully occlusive

medications (for example, petrolatum),

Stratamed allows the wound and scar

to breathe while remaining hydrated

and protected.

Stratamed does not adhere

strongly to the healing tissue, so it

can be placed on the wound as the

primary dressing. This semi-occlusive

eff ect works to protect the wound site,

but also helps to improve hydration

and speed up healing.

During the healing process,

Stratamed restores the barrier

function of the outer-most epithelial

layer – called the stratum corneum

– and prevents dehydration of the

skin. This allows the migration of

skin cells across the wound bed for

faster recovery.

Only a small amount is required and

each tube is designed to last 90 days.

The best results are achieved when

Stratamed is in continuous contact

with the skin – literally 24/7 – in the

days and weeks following a procedure

or skin trauma.

Don’t let a potential scar mar your

cosmetic enhancement results. With

Stratamed, you can optimise the

healing process and help eliminate

any nasty scars. csbm 45

intimate procedures




There’s more to vaginal

rejuvenation than aesthetics

– it can also restore quality

of life, says adelaide pelvic

reconstructive surgeon

Dr Oseka Onuma.

Sexual health holds a massive influence over mental

health and psychological wellbeing. Even though it is

not so openly discussed in mainstream media or even

between friends, genital surgery can help alleviate pain and

improve quality of life for many women.

Questions surrounding the appearance and function of

the vagina and urinary system can plague women of all ages,

yet talking openly about these concerns can be challenging

for some women. A blanket of taboo means there is a lack of

open and honest public dialogue that makes it difficult for some

women to seek successful treatment – or even know there are

treatment options available.

Adelaide gynaecologist and pelvic reconstructive surgeon

Dr Oseka Onuma believes vaginal rejuvenation has been

misrepresented in mainstream media and, because of this,

women receive little support in making a decision that is

necessary to ease discomfort or improve self-confidence.

‘The number of women patronised by mainstream media

and even by some members of the medical community when

seeking help is disappointing,’ he says. ‘The majority of my

patients seeking vaginal rejuvenation are not motivated by the

aesthetic, but a growing dislike of pain during intercourse or

discomfort when participating in everyday activities.’


The Australian Centre for Female


Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation

Genital surgery can increase a

woman’s confidence in herself

and her relationships

‘I believe in empowering women through knowledge,

choice and access to world-class care,’ he continues. ‘Many

people say “it’s all part of being a woman” and “just put up

with it”, but why should you, when you have options?’

Oversized, elongated or asymmetrical labia minora can

also lead to aesthetic concerns and self-consciousness.

It can cause discomfort during sex and hinder certain

activities such as bike riding and horse riding, and often

makes wearing certain clothes such as swimwear, jeans or

tights uncomfortable.

‘Genital surgery can increase a woman’s confidence in

herself and her relationships,’ Dr Onuma explains. ‘Women

may not find it easy to talk to strangers, doctors or friends

about a loose vagina, labial discomfort or lack of vaginal

sensation but these issues need to be raised and explored

in order to provide the options for improving quality of life.’

‘Some women live with the discomfort of oversized labia

for many years, and often when they come to see me for a

labiaplasty they have only recently become aware they can

have something done to improve the situation,’ he says.

In some cases, functional and cosmetic concerns go

hand-in-hand in genital surgery. The shape and anatomy of

genitalia is unique to every woman and the effects of child

bearing and age can take their toll on some women more

than others.

Many women suffer problems with their genitalia

after childbirth that can contribute to feelings of selfconsciousness

and affect their relationship with sexual

partners. ‘With childbirth, the shape and tone of vaginal

tissue changes, sometimes results in embarrassment or

loss of sexual satisfaction,’ Dr Onuma says. ‘After childbirth,

there can sometimes be a reduced ability to contract

the vaginal walls and a feeling of “looseness” or reduced

sensation during intercourse.’

‘Each patient will have different motivations, concerns

and expectations in seeking genital surgery,’ Dr Onuma

explains. ‘It is important to listen to the concerns of

the individual patient, assess them with appropriate

examinations and offer a series of potential solutions.’

There are a number of options available, both surgical

and non-surgical, to address these problems. Taking action

can help restore self-confidence, boost self-image and

improve quality of life. csbm

Empowering women through

knowlege, choice and access to

world class care

Dr Oseka


Gynaecologist & Pelvic

Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc. (Hons), MJur., CCST,




4 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081

08 8344 6085

Facsimile 08 8344 6087

Email 47








MonaLisa Touch

is fast becoming

the treatment of

choice for vaginal

tightening – and

it is changing

women’s lives

around Australia.

erin docherty




If you experience vaginal dryness burning or itching, urinary incontinence and pain

during intercourse, you’re not alone. These are all common symptoms of vaginal

atrophy – a condition that affects around 60 percent of women during their lifetime.

Distributed in Australia by High Tech Laser, MonaLisa Touch is a new non-surgical

way to treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It can also be used for aesthetic

purposes, to counter the effects of ageing and achieve a rejuvenating effect by

restoring vaginal tissue.

My patients have

noticed a significant


following the

MonaLisa Touch

procedure – some

have even described

the procedure as


What is monalisa touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a simple laser procedure, requires no anaesthesia and can be

performed in less than five minutes in a doctor’s office.

The versatility of MonaLisa Touch stems from the technology it uses to improve

the genital mucosa and restore proper function in the treatment area. Using fractional

laser light, the MonaLisa Touch probe – which is inserted into the vagina – delivers

thermal energy into the deeper layers of the vaginal tissue.

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

stimulate the formation of collagen, which improves the integrity and elasticity of

the genital mucosa. This can be effective in alleviating vaginal pain in those patients

experiencing gynaecological problems or vaginal atrophy, or in simply tightening the

vaginal walls for a rejuvenating effect.

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

body’s natural processes,’ explains Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison, a gynaecologist

from South Australia. ‘It creates more hydrated and healthy cells which help to

increase vascularisation, hydration and acidity, which are important components of

vaginal health.’

According to Dr Behnia-Willison, a treatment to improve vaginal function is

sought by a significant number of patients, of many different ages. ‘Although many

of my patients are going through menopause or are post-menopausal, there are

also many younger women suffering from similar symptoms,’ she says. ‘I have

found the treatment particularly effective for women who find it painful to have

sexual intercourse.’

Best results are typically obtained from three MonaLisa Touch treatments,

performed a month apart, but most patients notice a significant improvement after

the first procedure. A follow-up procedure every year or so, after the initial course of

treatments, is recommended to maintain the effect.

As with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks 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,’ says Dr Behnia-Willison. ‘The worst side effect I have seen has been

some mild discomfort for 12 to 24 hours following the procedure.’

Backed by clinical research and a history of success in a gynaecological setting,

MonaLisa Touch is revolutionary in that it offers women a surgery-free option to not

only treat vaginal atrophy but also to improve vaginal health and enhance the overall

quality of life, as well as offering aesthetic rejuvenation.

‘Almost all of my patients have noticed a significant improvement following the

MonaLisa Touch procedure – some have even described the treatment as lifechanging,’

says Dr Behnia-Willison. ‘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.’ csbm 49




guide to





Do you know your neurotoxins from your

HA fillers? We simplify the jargon and give

you the what’s what of injectables.

Plump cheeks, smooth foreheads and perfect pouts have led many of us down the cosmetic

medicine path. Injectables – anti-wrinkle muscle relaxants and dermal fillers – are usually the go-to

treatment for beautifying our looks and defying age, with minimum discomfort and no downtime.

The surge of minimally invasive procedures has been significant and with an ever-expanding and

increasingly sophisticated array of options available today, you need to know your options.

We now have an enormous range of fillers, many of which can last a long time and be used to revolumise

and sculpt ageing faces. We also have neurotoxins to reduce lines and wrinkles, as well as

lasers to effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions.

‘In the past 10 years, we have seen significant improvements in the technology and design of soft

tissue fillers,’ says Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew.

‘There are now different grades of fillers designed specifically for use in different parts of the face and

different anatomical levels of facial structure.’

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

volume to areas where tissue commonly degenerates with age, fill

in pockmarks and acne scars, contour or reshape facial features

and add volume to the lips. They are also a popular adjunct to

treatment with anti-wrinkle injections to create a universal result.

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

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

of injection all influence the final result, and how long they last.

Fillers can be made with biodegradable substances, such

as collagen or hyaluronic acid (HA), or non-biodegradable

substances like silicone.

Fillers can be used in multiple areas. ‘There is a lot of science

behind soft tissue fillers that make them customisable to each

patient’s individual requirements and to different areas of

injection,’ says Dr Liew.

As with most cosmetic procedures, a holistic approach using 51


fillers will obtain the best result. ‘As we age, the whole face

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

face is subject to ageing.’ Dr Liew explains.

‘Gone are the days where patients come in and ask

to have their nasolabial folds filled and that’s enough. We

now know that treating the nasolabial folds will not change

the patient’s overall appearance. We want to address and

harmonise the face as a whole so the patient will look the

best for their age at any age. Through communication,

understanding and education, together the patient and

practitioner can create some truly spectacular results.’

The benefits

of HA

The longevity of results with HA dermal fillers can

last anywhere between 6-18 months and beyond,

depending on the amount of filler injected, the

depth of injection and the level of movement at

the injection site. The duration of the result is also

affected by the extent of cross-linking between the

hyaluronic acid chains, as well as the concentration

and size of the HA particles themselves.

Increased cross-linking and higher HA

concentrations boost the viscosity and elasticity

of the dermal filler. This extends the longevity of

the result. Larger HA particles, alongside higher

concentrations, tend to absorb more water and

result in more tissue swelling following injection,

also increasing the duration of effect.

‘I prefer to use HA-based fillers because

hyaluronic acid is versatile, long-lasting and

effective,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘It also comes in a variety

of grades to cater for the different requirements of

every patient.’

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

the rare occasion where there is a minor adverse

reaction such as swelling or lumpiness following

injection, the HA can be easily dissolved with a

chemical called hyaluronidase. This works almost

immediately and acts as a lifeboat, or a safeguard,

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

Liew adds.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs

naturally in the body. It is associated with attracting

and maintaining hydration in the skin. For this

reason, the benefits of dermal fillers are doublefold

– adding volume and attracting hydration at

the same time.


Filling fine

lines &


When injected superficially, dermal fillers

can help smooth out fine lines and fill

superficial wrinkles. Commonly, the HA

chains are smaller and softer in superficial

filler products, reducing the risk of

lumpiness post procedure.

‘These fillers are used for areas that are

more delicate, such as the corners of the

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

Liew explains. ‘These fillers need to be

very soft so the product can be placed

superficially in the skin to smooth the area

without the risk of seeing or feeling the

product after injection.’

A small amount of filler is usually

required; as the objective is to fill a line

or wrinkle, not necessarily add volume to

the area.

The small particle size, and low quantity

of HA injected, means results typically

last around six to 12 months. The level

of movement in the area – for example

frowning, talking and squinting – also

affects the duration of the result.

‘The lip area tends to have slightly less

longevity due to the degree of movement

in the region,’ Dr Liew explains.

Adding volume

Medium volume HA fillers use medium-sized HA particles,

which combine with the body’s own HA to enhance the

volume of targeted tissue.

These fillers are injected more deeply than superficial

products, and are used to treat deeper skin folds and

enhance volume in certain areas.

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

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

region,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘This provides some soft-tissue

padding in the area.’

Medium volume HA fillers typically have a greater

number of cross-links between the HA particles, compared

with superficial fillers. This increases cohesiveness of the

product and longevity.

Reducing under-eye circles

‘As some patients age, rather than having drooping skin, they become gaunt and hollow, particularly around the eye area.

This is where I find fillers to be very useful,’ Dr Liew says. ‘Each injection can last up to three to four years, as the product

is usually placed quite deeply to reduce the risk of visibility and palpability post-procedure.’

In 2015, a dedicated dermal filler for reducing under eye circles and hollows was introduced to the Australian aesthetic

market called Teosyal Redensity [II] by Teoxane. It uses a unique HA formulation, designed to add hydration, elasticity and

firmness to the skin around the eyes.

In the past, when surgery was the only option available, rejuvenation tended to be the domain of the rich or famous.

Now you can take years off a person’s face at a fraction of the cost with neurotoxin injections to minimise lines and wrinkles

combined with strategic filler placement, giving the eyes and overall face a fresher, younger appearance.

These non-surgical measures have revolutionised the aesthetic anti-ageing industry and made it available and

‘acceptable’ to a much broader audience. 53


Building &


Deep volume fillers can restore facial contours or

add volume where it is needed. These fillers have

a distinct volume-enhancing effect, and are used

to treat folds and facial depressions, as well as

filling deep contours and hollows.

‘There are certain fillers specifically designed

for volumisation and to increase facial contour

and projection,’ Dr Liew explains. ‘These fillers

are firmer and are essentially placed on the

surface of the bone. They are used on the nose,

cheek and chin.’

Commonly, these fillers act more like facial

implants and, once injected, integrate fully

with the facial tissue. Because of their high

viscosity, deep dermal fillers do not migrate from

the injection site and results can last from 12 to

18 months.

Recent statistics

highlight how


injections have

become a very

familiar and

“normal” antiageing


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Commonly known under the brand names Botox,

Dysport and more recently Xeomin, botulinum toxin has

become one of the biggest players in the field of cosmetic


The treatment offers patients an effective non-surgical

alternative for reducing lines such as frown lines and

wrinkles to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and help

reverse a prematurely aged appearance.

What is it?

Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium

Clostridium botulinum. In cosmetic procedures, botulinum

toxin works by blocking nerve stimulation to wrinkle-causing

muscles, which prevents the muscle from contracting and

significantly reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

As a muscle relaxant, it is commonly used to treat

crow’s feet around the eyes, the frown lines between the

eyebrows (glabellar lines) and the worry lines across the

forehead. In addition, it can be used to produce the effect

of a brow lift by relaxing the muscles that drag down the

brow and even in the masseter muscle to create a slimmer

looking jawline.

Botulinum toxin is used by thousands of women

and an increasing number of men to help rejuvenate the

appearance of the face, most often to reduce a tried or

over-worked expression when the face is static.

According to the most recent statistics by the American

Society for Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) botulinum toxin

injections ranked number one in the top five minimally

invasive procedures performed in the US in 2015.

Although Australia doesn’t currently have definitive

data about cosmetic surgery trends, we seem to

follow American statistics to provide an insight into

emerging and changing trends. These statistics highlight

that this age-defying, wrinkle-busting powerhouse

has become a very familiar, accessible and ‘normal’ antiageing




how does it


Cosmetically, injections of botulinum toxin work

by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles, softening

existing facial lines and helping to prevent the

formation of new ones.

A few tiny injections are administered just

under the skin, reducing nerve stimulation to the

targeted muscles. The procedure usually takes

about 10 minutes, but this can vary depending

on the number of areas being treated. Because

men tend to have larger and stronger muscles,

they often require more injections to achieve the

optimal results.

Anaesthetic is generally not required for the

treatment as the needles are very fine and only

a small volume of the product is needed, making

the treatment virtually painless. If the patient is

particularly concerned, the practitioner can numb

the area using ice or topical anaesthetic cream

before administering the injection.

The effects are not immediately visible. Over

the next few days, the muscles gradually relax,

and it often takes around three to four days for

final results to become visible, normally reaching

their full results by one week.

It is important to note that botulinum toxin is

gradually reabsorbed by the body over time, so

repeat injections are necessary about every three

to five months in order to maintain results. With

continued use, the effects may start to last longer

because the targeted muscles have ‘unlearned’

the response that originally contributed to the

development of the lines.

In its 14 years of cosmetic use, there have

been no reported long-term or permanent side

effects from the use of botulinum toxin. Common

side effects are generally restricted to minor

temporary redness or bruising at the injection

site, and some patients can experience slight

headache or nausea post treatment.

There is a very slight risk that botulinum toxin

can cause a temporary weakness in nearby

muscles that can result in a slight drooping of an

eyelid or eyebrow, lasting anywhere from around

one to six weeks. Treatment with botulinum

toxin is not recommended for women who are

pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other uses

for botulinum


Botulinum toxin can be used in many ways to not only

minimise wrinkles and lines but also lift and sculpt the

face. It’s able to:

• Block the action of the nerves that control sweat

glands, and in this way treat excessive localised

sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially severe underarm


• Create a subtle lift around the eye area via injections in

the outer corners of the brows.

• Soften and minimise the appearance of an overly

square jaw (masseter hypertrophy) through

intramuscular injections around the jaw area, resulting

in a more oval-looking face shape. 55









Regen PRP has

proven to be

a natural

alternative to

improve aged and

wrinkled skin

using your own

blood, returning

youthfulness to

the face and body.

erin docherty


It’s no secret that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is shaping the future of aesthetic

medicine, as more and more people are turning to it for facial rejuvenation,

attracted by the possibility of using their body’s own natural resources to help

reverse the signs of ageing.

With a long history of use in sports medicine, it’s only relatively recently that

aesthetic medical professionals have started to explore the many cosmetic

and anti-ageing benefits of PRP. Indeed, over the past 10 years the efficacy of

PRP in cosmetic medicine has been widely documented in scientific literature.

RegenLabPRP was the first to market PRP in the Australian aesthetic arena

in 2007. Now, with 60 clinical studies backing it, RegenLabPRP is a proven

PRP system using optimal concentrations and offering consistent results.

There is no doubt that Regen PRP therapy is achieving great things in aesthetic

medicine, most notably a younger looking and luminous complexion. It provides

gradual, natural-looking results for patients who want the complete package.

Regen PRP draws – quite literally – on your own blood by re-injecting higher

concentrations of blood platelets, which release growth factors to the treatment

site. These growth factors “speak the language” of stem cells and kick-start

rejuvenation from the inside out. This in turn increases collagen production to

achieve thicker, smoother and more supple skin.

Dr Bruce Williamson, from SkinSmart Medical Services in Sydney, was one

of the first practitioners in Australia to use PRP and has been for the past seven

years, ‘PRP really is a game changer for my practice. It’s a natural product,

injects easily, is versatile – and we are experiencing some really good results,’

he says.

Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr Herbert Hooi was also one of the first

Australian doctors to start using Regen PRP. ‘It presented a natural alternative

to injectables,’ he says. ‘After obtaining great results in my first patients, I have

not looked back. The range of procedures I can perform with it is growing

every year.’

What does the procedure involve?

The procedure involves extracting a sample of the patient’s blood,

centrifuging this sample to concentrate the blood’s platelets and re-injecting

the concentrated solution into the treatment area. Regen PRP can achieve

effective rejuvenation in a number of problem areas such as under the eye

area and on the neck and décolletage. The procedure usually takes around 45

minutes per two test tubes.

Typically, results take four to six weeks to appear following PRP treatment,

and continue to improve in the three months following treatment. A repeat

PRP session is usually recommended at the eight-week mark, to generate the

‘boost’ effect. This phenomenon occurs when the cells – which are already

activated from the first treatment – are ‘re-boosted’ by repeat treatment,

augmenting the final result.

“For skin boosting treatments, the results appear over a few months,

when patients will begin to notice improvement in skin tone, skin tightness

and texture. Compared with lasers and fillers, PRP is a natural alternative that

uses the body’s own growth factors – which is one of the main reasons it has

become so popular,’ says Dr Williamson.

There is some temporary swelling immediately after the procedure but this

should subside in the following day or so. Collagen rejuvenation can take from 57


six weeks, depending on the condition of the skin and the patient’s lifestyle.

‘In terms of how long results last, it really depends on different factors. Initial

results will usually appear at three to four weeks and can last a couple of years

with some maintenenace top-up treatments,” says Dr Williamson.

What can Regen PRP treat?

A treatment with seemingly endless areas for application, Regen PRP calls upon

the body’s natural processes to rejuvenate the skin. From improving skin laxity

and tone in the face, neck and décolletage to reducing the appearance of stretch

marks on the abdomen or thighs, Regen PRP offers an all-encompassing antiageing


‘I use PRP for improving the texture of ageing skin, especially around the

eyelids, neck and décolletage. It will give a degree of skin tightening as well but

not to the extent of dedicated skin tightening procedures such as radiofrequencybased

treatments. I also use PRP for stretch marks, acne and other scarring and

in combination with non-surgical vaginal treatments for stress incontinence and

tightening,’ says Dr Hooi.

Dr Williamson emphasises that almost anyone can benefit from PRP. ‘It really

does have endless possibilities – not only can it be used for skin rejuvenation

treatments but it can also be used for hair loss, enhanced sexual satisfaction,

osteoarthritis and sporting injuries. Personally, I have recently had my knee

injected with PRP and it has reduced joint pain caused by inflammation.’


with fillers,

PRP is a natural


that uses the

body’s own

growth factors


AFTER RegenPRP treatment by Dr Hooi


AFTER RegenPRP treatment by Dr Hooi


AFTER RegenPRP treatment by Dr Hooi



What is the Vampire


The next evolution of PRP treatment is the

trademark ‘Vampire Facelift’ by Dr Charles

Runels in the US, which is becoming

one of the most sought-after treatments

around the world.

The Vampire Facelift is a unique

combination treatment, which uses a

combination of PRP with HA (hyaluronic

acid) fillers in a specific way to gently

and naturally restore youthful volume and

shape, without looking overdone.

Firstly the practitioner uses HA fillers to

replace lost volume in the face and add

contour. PRP is then injected into the face

to improve the tone, texture and luminosity

of the skin.

Only a few Australian doctors are

trained to provide this procedure – one

such doctor is Adelaide cosmetic surgeon

Dr Robin Chok, who has been using

Regen Lab PRP since 2012.

‘I was most impressed by the results

of Dr Charles Runels’ Vampire Facelift

procedures when I saw them back in 2012.

Dr Runels’ technique is a combination

of strategic placement of HA gel fillers

for structure and Regen PRP overlay for

enhancement of the skin,’ says Dr Chok.

Results include reduced pore size,

more supple skin and an improvement of

the fine crepey skin around the eyes. The

improvement is gradual and results are

cumulative. Usually a course of three to

four treatments over a four to six month

period are required, with a single top-up

treatment once or twice a year.

Dr Williamson and Dr Hooi are also part

of the small number of Australian doctors

trained in the Vampire series of treatments.

‘These include the Vampire “Face Lift” and

the “O-Shot” and “P-Shot” for enhanced

sexual satisfaction. Having performed

a number of these treatments already, I

am amazed at some of the results being

achieved,’ Dr Hooi says.

The O-Shot uses PRP in specific

areas of the vagina to improve sexual

satisfaction. Improvement in vaginal

tightening and sensitivity can result

in better orgasms and a happier

sex life. Similarly, the P-Shot uses PRP to

improve the strength of erections, penile

girth and sensitivity.

What are the benefits

of regenPRP?

PRP is associated with a plethora of

benefits. It is a ‘body own’ physiological

product in comparison to animal

derived or human donor products,

which eliminates the occurrence of

donor transmissible infections.

‘Regen PRP is one of the simplest

and safest PRP systems on the market.

Comparative studies have shown

Regen PRP has a very high platelet

yield (above 90 percent). Many other

systems range from 40 to 60 percent,

meaning they require more blood to be

drawn from the patient to produce PRP

at optimal concentration for skin tissue

regeneration,’ remarks Dr Hooi. Regen

has the versatility to yield up to four

times the concentration of the patient’s

platelets, however this is not necessary

for skin tissue regeneration.

Dr Chok says, ‘Most patients who

try PRP love the effect, especially the

smoothness and youthfulness of their

skin, and the fact that the results look

absolutely natural. Male patients are

also attracted to the PRP Vampire

Facelift procedures, especially for the

face or neck. They enjoy having a fresher

yet natural-looking appearance.’

‘I think there is a great future

in regenerative medicine. PRP

is the first step towards this as it

aptly demonstrates the benefits of

manipulating a natural healing process,’

says Dr Hooi.

‘I believe regenerative medicine

has a huge future and it is very

exciting. While we will see future

treatments targeting stem cells, it

will be interesting to see the way

in which we will use PRP. We’ve

really just hit the tip of the iceberg

with this medicine,’ Dr Williamson

concludes. csbm 59

feature skin



Use your own cells to plump

skin, reduce wrinkles and RADIATE

youth. We chAT to Dr William

Mooney to find out how FACTOR4

works. AimÉe SURTEnich REPORTS.

FACTOR4 is a highly concentrated, super-rich blood

serum that has four times as many growth factors

than any blood-rich injection product. What does

this mean, you ask? The answer is that FACTOR4 uses

your own cells (in the form of autologous conditioned

serum) to rejuvenate your skin from the outside in. There

are no foreign materials, no toxins – just your body’s own

revitalising powers to turn back the clock.

‘FACTOR4 is a “turn back the clock” treatment – it allows

your skin to look refreshed, hydrated and fantastic for your

age,” says Sydney facial plastic surgeon Dr William Mooney.

‘Put simply, FACTOR4 treatments give you an unfair

advantage compared to your similarly aged friends.’

Dr Mooney has experienced impressive skin tightening

results with FACTOR4. ‘My patients are also loving the fact

that it’s a “natural” product which gives a natural-looking

result. What’s more, it’s easy to use, comfortable for the

patient and affordable,’ he says.

How does

it work?

Autologous conditioned serum (ACS) is a biological

skin rejuvenation treatment that uses your own cells

to repair and regenerate new skin tissue and increase

collagen production.

Extracted from your own blood, when reinjected back

into the skin the ACS spurs your skin’s stem cells into

action. It also 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, ACS triggers the formation of new collagen

at the site. The result is a natural rejuvenation that

continues to improve over time.

For the treatment itself, first blood is taken from

the patient (just like a regular blood test) which is then

placed in an incubator. During this 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.

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.

Patients have been experiencing unprecedented

results, seeing improvements in skin tone, texture

and luminosity. 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 anti-ageing

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 says. csbm

What can

it treat?

FACTOR4 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.

‘Most commonly we treat the full face (the 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.’



AFTER treatment with FACTOR4

AFTER treatment with FACTOR4 61






The smile is a powerful

tool in communication

and plays a key role

in how we are treated

and our potential

for success.

Smiling tells the world you’re happy. No

matter what language you speak, a

genuine smile is universally recognised

as an expression of joy.

But smiles are much more powerful – and

complicated – than simply communicating

happiness. Not only can smiles convey a wide

range of emotions (depending on how they are

formed) but smiling can also generate positive

social behaviour, promote happiness and even

forge success.





Whatever the reason for smiling, a number of psychologists

have gone some way to demonstrate that not only does

smiling communicate happiness but it can actually lead

to feelings of happiness. It was Charles Darwin who, in the

19th Century, first proposed that facial expressions not only

reflected emotions but caused them as well. However, until the

1980s, this hypothesis remained untested.

In 1989, a psychologist called Robert Zajonc studied the

emotional effect of producing a smile. By asking his subjects

to repeat vowel sounds, thereby forcing their faces into various

expressions, he discovered that making the long ‘e’ sound,

which stretches the corners of the mouth outward, patients

felt good. Similarly, they felt bad when repeating the letter ‘u’,

which forces the mouth out, into a pouting expression. Whilst

this was perhaps the first study to firmly suggest a strong link

between expression and emotion, a wealth of more recent

evidence supports Zajonc’s findings.

According to Zajonc, changes to the facial muscles involved

in smiling have a direct effect on brain activities associated

with happiness. His theory – which remains unproven and

often contested – is based on the relationship between brain

temperature and activity. As a smile causes certain facial muscles

to stretch and tighten, the amount of blood flowing through the

carotid artery to the brain is restricted. As the blood volume

drops, so too does the temperature of the brain, causing

positive emotions.

Smiling has been found to boost levels of the neurotransmitter

serotonin, which is a vital part of regulating our moods. Smiling

can also trigger the production of endorphins, the body’s

natural painkillers. Endorphins are released when laughing,

exercising, eating chocolate and doing various other activities

that can leave a smile on our face.

There are also health benefits for not just the person smiling

but also for the viewer. Researchers at the British Dental

Health Foundation conducted a study to measure how a

smile can make us feel. After being shown pictures of smiling

people, the brain and heart activity of participants was equal

to the stimulation they would experience from eating 2,000

chocolate bars.



We’ve all heard the expression ‘fake it ‘til you make it’,

but it seems smiling can portray intelligence, interest,

success and wealth, even where it is lacking.

In a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic

Dentistry, participants were shown pictures of eight

individuals and asked to quickly judge the people

as to how attractive, intelligent, happy, successful

in their career, friendly, interesting, kind, wealthy,

popular with the opposite sex and sensitive to other

people they were.

Two sets of photos were created, with each set

showing four individuals before undergoing cosmetic

dentistry and four after treatment. Two had mild

improvements through cosmetic dentistry, two

had moderate improvements and four had major

improvements to their smiles. Respondents were

not told that they were looking at dentistry, but were

asked to rate each person for the 10 characteristics.

The results indicated that an attractive smile does

have a broad range of benefits. After comparing

their rating ‘after’ cosmetic dentistry to the ratings

of the ‘before’ photos, it was evident that the

change was most dramatic in the categories of

attractive, popular with the opposite sex, wealthy

and successful in their career. However, the change

was also significant in all other areas. This means

that those with an improved smile after cosmetic

dentistry were also perceived to be more interesting,

intelligent, sensitive, kind and friendly.

This evidence supports a theory known as the ‘halo

effect’ or the ‘what is beautiful is good’ stereotype:

When someone is attractive, they are assigned many

other positive attributes that have nothing to do with

looks. Therefore, someone with an attractive smile is

often perceived to hold other positive traits.

It is a common belief that straight teeth and an

appealing smile help us succeed in many avenues

of life – whether it be in business or attracting the

opposite sex. As more people recognise the benefits

of an attractive smile, the demand for cosmetic

dentistry has risen. Teeth whitening procedures, for

example, have increased by more than 300 percent

over the past 10 years.

A smile is one of the most important facial

expressions. It can improve quality of life, both

professionally and personally, and a correlation

between a smile and success, confidence and

good health has been identified. So always

remember to smile – it may get you further than you

think! csbm 63


















For a young,


woman, having

broken and

missing teeth

was such a blow

to her selfconfidence

At just 39 years of age, Sydney single mum Bianca Bannatyne had

very little confi dence. A long-term abusive relationship had left her selfesteem

at all an all-time low, even though she had managed to end it with

a clean break.

On top of that, a chronic illness meant she lost her upper front teeth, so she

felt far less than attractive and her self-image plummeted even lower.

Despite wearing dentures, they were poorly fi tting, protruded badly and made

her gums and mouth ache, and even bleed at times. They also would fall out

frequently and she had trouble keeping them in her mouth.

‘I’m afraid to smile,’ she told me meekly when we were discussing her teeth

and options for the future. ‘It’s so embarrassing. It even makes it hard to go to

job interviews, or to go shopping!’

An introduction to cosmetic dentist Dr Sandra Short from DentArtistry was

soon to change her life and turn her world around. Dr Short quickly recognised

the need to help Bianca, and began the lengthy process of fi tting her with

implants and a brand new smile.

‘Bianca’s teeth were in terrible shape,’ says Dr Short. ‘She had broken teeth,

missing teeth, decay and the worst thing was she had a very poor-fi tting upper

denture that didn’t stay in her mouth, didn’t look like a decent replica of teeth and

it caused her a lot of pain.’

‘For a young, attractive woman, this was such a blow to her self-confi dence.

The missing upper front teeth meant that she couldn’t smile and she actually

could barely talk without them coming loose or falling out. If she lifted her top lip

too high, it looked unsightly, so she not only stopped smiling, but she refused to

show her teeth at all.’

‘There was one badly broken down tooth on the right of her mouth, near the

missing teeth. I thought it best to extract that, put in an implant and join it as a

bridge to the corresponding tooth on the opposite side.’

‘I had to repair some other teeth at the back too, with various fi llings. Once

I had done that, and performed the extraction, we had to wait four months for

the implants to fuse to the bone. After that, I was able to make a bridge and

complete the work. All in all, it took about six months.’

‘Now, Bianca has a fi xed bridge that looks and functions like her own teeth.

It stays in place and won’t move. It is rigidly in place and fi ts into the gum, so

it looks like teeth are growing out of the gum. She will be able to bite into an

apple and eat like the teeth are her natural ones, something she was unable to

do before.’

Following successful implants of her teeth, the next step was to work on her

skin and face, which had quickly become sunken and sagging, due to the lack

of support from her teeth and jaw.

Dr Joseph Hkeik, from All Saints Skin Clinic in Darlinghurst, Sydney, assessed

Bianca’s face and noted that by strategically placing wrinkle relaxing injections, 65


I am so much more

confident than I used to

be. I can’t wait to

become the person I

always knew that I

could be

Facial rejuvenation by Dr Hkeik


BEFORE (with poorly fitting dentures)

AFTER cosmetic dentistry by Dr Short and cosmetic injectables

by Dr Hkeik

teamed with fillers in her cheeks, eyebrows and lips, it would provide the lift and

fullness that she was lacking, and would perfectly balance out her new smile.

The entire procedure took less than one hour, and the lift that the fillers gave

to her face, as well as the restored volume, was evident immediately. Within one

week, the wrinkle relaxing injections had kicked in, and Bianca’s features were

restored to be youthful looking, and well aligned, with lift and volume in all the

right areas.

‘I can’t stop smiling, now,’ Bianca said on the day of our photoshoot. ‘I

recently turned 40 and I was asked for I.D when I went out to celebrate! The

bartender did not believe me and I had to produce my driver’s license!’

With a fresh new look, Bianca is moving interstate to join her sister, and is

excited at the prospect of a fresh new start and getting a great new job. ‘I have

interviews lined up and I am so much more confident than I used to be. I can’t

wait to become the person I always knew that I could be.’ csbm


Teeth restoration: Dr Sandra Short, DentArtistry,

Cosmetic rejuvenation: Dr Joseph Hkeik, All Saints Skin Clinic,

Photos: Lee Maxwell-Judd; Hair and Makeup: Shonagh Walker


Meet the doctors

behind bianca’s makeover

Dr Sandra Short, BDS Syd Uni

Dr Sandra Short is the principal of DentArtistry in

Sydney’s Double Bay and for three decades has

pioneered ground-breaking dental implant treatments

and the fine art of cosmetic dentistry in Australia

– combining the science of dentistry with the art of

radiant smiles. DentArtistry has cemented its reputation

for the highest quality cosmetic and general dentistry,

outstanding service and value for money.

She gained her Bachelorhood in Dentistry at the University of

Sydney and began her interest in implant restorative dentistry under

the training of the ‘Father of implant dentistry’, Dr Leonard Linkow, in

New York. With skills developed over many years working with dental

implants, pain free dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry,

Dr Short delivers best-in-class results using a variety of techniques to

make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Her outstanding reputation for cosmetic dentistry has led to

appearances as an expert commentator on popular television shows

including Australia’s Next Top Model and Mornings with Kerri-Anne.

Dr Short also is an enthusiastic charity worker. She visits Aboriginal

communities in North Queensland to provide much-needed voluntary

dental services through Filling the Gap.

Dr Joseph Hkeik


Dr Joseph Hkeik is an aesthetic physician with over

ten years’ experience. He is highly regarded for

his experience in delivering natural-looking results,

drawing from his sense of artistic appreciation and

commitment to patient care.

Dr Hkeik graduated from the faculty of Medicine at

the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of

Surgery (MB.BS) in 1993. He is a fellow of the medical faculty of the

Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (FFMACCS) and a fellow of

the college of General Practice (FRACGP), has a Diploma in Practical

Dermatology from the University of Cardiff (UK) and is a member of the

Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA).

Dr Hkeik was elected a councillor of the Australasian College of

Cosmetic Surgery in 2008 and appointed as Assistant Dean during

2009, and then Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Australasian

College of Cosmetic Surgery.

He makes regular appearances on Channel Nine and Seven as an

expert in the field and is regularly invited by the media to comment

on trends, procedures and breakthroughs in cosmetic medicine.

With a holistic background to art and to medicine, Dr Hkeik has

a proprietary method of ‘mapping’ the face and has developed a

balanced and holistic approach to facial features.

At his All Saints Skin Clinic, Dr Hkeik applies medical science with

art to help his clients realise their fullest beauty potential. He has

also launched “All Saints Children’s Healing Art Program” in Sydney,

encouraging children to discover the amazing power creating art has

on their general wellbeing and development.


The facts on

domestic violence

• In 2015, 78 women died from violence

with an estimated 80 percent of the deaths

a result of domestic or family violence,

according to the Counting Dead Women

initiative run by ‘Destroy the Joint’.

• Around one in five Australian women and

one in 20 Australian men have experienced

violence at the hands of an intimate partner

(ABS, 2013).

• Around 65 percent of men and women

who have experienced current partner

violence have experienced more than

one incident; with women who have

experienced violence by a previous partner

more likely than men to have experienced

more than one incident (73% compared

with 51%; ABS, 2013).

• Around half of men and one-quarter of

women who have experienced current

partner violence have never told anyone

about the violence (ABS, 2013).

• In 2011-12, 75 percent of intimate partner

homicide victims were women (AIC, 2015)

• Between 40 and 60 percent of families

who present with partner violence also

report child abuse.

• In a 2014 Australian study, acts of physical

abuse, sexual assault and verbal threats

towards one’s partner or child were

identified as family or domestic violence by

over 96 percent of respondents (Anglicare

WA, 2014).

So what are

we doing about it?

The government has responded to domestic

violence through preventative programs,

support for victims/survivors and their families

and law enforcement. Each jurisdiction in

Australia has a variety of laws, programs

and policies responding to and attempting

to prevent domestic violence, including

supported accommodation and safe houses.

If you or anyone you know is affected by

domestic violence, support is available from:

1800Respect – 1800 737 732 (24 hours)

Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491

Lifeline – 13 11 14 (24 hours) 67

cosmetic tattoo








TOP 10



1. Cara Delevingne

2. Kim Kardashian

3. Kylie Jenner

4. Lily Collins

5. Megan Fox

6. Rihanna

7. Justin Bieber

8. Kendall Jenner

9. Ariana Grande

10. Angelina Jolie

If the eyes are the window to the soul then the eyebrows must surely

be the curtains that show them off ! Perfectly groomed brows can

take your appearance to new heights of sophistication and beauty

and, it goes without saying, are bang on trend.

Classic beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn,

Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel all had strong, defi ned looks in the

brow department, but today’s style icons are taking brow fashion to

unprecedented heights. From Cara Delevingne’s statement brows to

Kim Kardashian’s bleaching experiments, “fl eek” eyebrows are the

latest fashion accessory.

As eyebrows have taken centre stage in fashion consciousness,

the art of cosmetic tattooing to reshape and emphasise the brows has

become more popular. Sydney beauty therapist Rita Porreca of Sydney

Permanent Makeup Centre has more than 25 years’ experience in the

industry and is also a sought-after trainer for cosmetic tattooists.

Porreca says it’s imperative you choose a highly trained and

skilled cosmetic tattoo practitioner when undergoing any treatment.

‘Results can last years in some cases, so it’s important to get it right

the fi rst time and create a shape and colour defi nition that’s perfect

for you,’ she says. ‘An experienced cosmetic tattooist should know

the diff erent methods for brow tattooing, and be able to tailor their

approach according to your individual look and personal preferences.’

Diff erent methods and terms for eyebrow tattooing include hair

stokes, featuring, shading, 3D brows, embroidery, soft tap and

blading. ‘Blading, soft tap and featuring all refer to a similar method

for eyebrow tattooing, performed with a hand tool,’ Porreca explains.

‘Using a thin blade, a pattern is applied to the brows and ink is applied

over the top to create a very natural look.’

The art of blading is not so common today, with the faster, more

permanent machine method taking over. However, Porreca takes a

combined approach to achieve best-in-class results for her clients.

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Whether it’s well-shaped eyebrows, prominent lips,

scar camouflage or masking hair loss, cosmetic

tattooing can completely transform a person’s look and


With state of the art digital machines and a combination of a

clinical and artistic approach, natural-looking beautiful results in

cosmetic tattooing is now on offer – to simulate features ranging

from a hair follicle stubble on the human scalp to a single human

eyebrow hair.


medical aesthetics

Reconstructive or medical tattooing is used to disguise scars and

even recreate the appearance of an areola, giving patients a new

sense of confidence after having a mastectomy or reconstructive

surgery as a result of an accident or trauma. In many cases

reconstructive tattooing can improve scar tissue and permanently

conceal any resulting disfigurement.

Reconstructive tattooing can disguise skin imperfections from

surgeries, helping to minimise the look of scars, burns or other

injuries. Using an intricate procedure whereby the skin’s natural

pigmentation is microscopically copied and the colour is injected

beneath the skin, the matched colour pigments are then infused

within the scar or burn to create a customised camouflage.

Areola reconstruction with cosmetic tattooing can greatly affect

the lives of women who are uncomfortable with the appearance

of their nipples, especially if they have undergone a breast

reconstruction after a mastectomy.

A natural areola can be replicated using a tattoo gun or pen


to apply the colour on a carefully measured region on

the top layer of the skin. The relative simplicity of this

technique means there are minimal risks involved and

any resulting tenderness or redness should fade after a

few days.

Scalp micropigmentation

Hair loss can have a profound negative effect on a

person’s self-confidence and be a constant source of

self-consciousness. Hair loss in a younger person can

contribute to an appearance of premature ageing and at

any age can detract from the overall appearance.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), also known as Scalp

Tattooing and Hair Follicle Simulation, is a technique that

can mask the effects of hair loss, utilising pigment (not ink)

to create the appearance of shaven hair follicles. This adds

density to thinning areas, covering unsightly scars and

restoring the hairline. The treatment replicates shaven hair

follicles on the scalp so realistically that it gives the illusion

of real hair.

This semi-permanent procedure is ideal for people

who are not suitable for hair transplant surgery, or

who have limited donor hair, suffer with male or female

pattern baldness, thinning hair, scarring or certain types

of alopecia.

Cosmetic tattooing means more than looking flawless

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Semi-permanent makeup

Semi permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, is

a revolutionary method of inserting small amounts of

pigment into the very topmost layers of the skin in order

to enhance features. Unlike conventional tattoos, this

state of the art procedure uses synthetic pharmaceutical

grade pigments designed to fade over time.

Some of the most sought after cosmetic tattoo

procedures are performed on the eyes, lips and eyebrows

to permanently enhance colour and fullness, whilst also

having the ability to create a more youthful appearance.

Cosmetic tattooing provides a safe, quick and easy

alternative to daily application of makeup, helping people

to look their best anytime, anywhere.

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• Sparse, thin or no eyelashes or eyebrows

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Stratpharma has become one of Australia’s most

trusted provider of solutions for scar treatment and

wound healing gel-based products – Stratamed

and Strataderm – earning the trust of Australia’s leading

cosmetic medical practitioners, including dermatologists,

plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and physicians, and

ENT and facial plastic surgeons.

The Swiss-based company has now added its latest

innovation, Stratamark, for prevention and treatment of

stretch marks to their impressive product line. Backed by

clinical trials and registered with the TGA, Stratamark is the

fi rst clinically proven topical medical device for stretch marks.

Striae distensae, or stretch marks, are a form of

abnormal scarring, in which the dermal collagen ruptures

and separates. The intervening gap is fi lled with newly

synthesised collagen, which then becomes aligned in

response to local stress forces.

Stretch marks are not exclusive to pregnant women. Both

men and women can have stretch marks caused by growth

spurts – for example, during puberty, when you have rapid

weight gain or loss, or due to steroid use.

Hundreds of cosmetic products are available on the

market claiming to improve stretch marks with no clinical

trials or assessment of effi cacy. These are typically topical

therapies such as tretinoin, cocoa butter, glycolic acid,

trofolastin and hydrant creams.

Unlike cosmetic and moisturising products, Stratamark

is a medical device, which is clinically proven with

therapeutic action for the prevention and treatment of

stretch marks.


Stratamark is a topical medical device for the prevention

and treatment of stretch marks. It can be used on all types

of stretch marks and is safe to use anywhere on the body.

Applied to the skin as a topical gel, Stratamark dries

to form a thin, fl exible and protective gel sheet that is



gas permeable and waterproof. Stratamark hydrates

and protects the skin, allowing the skin to normalise the

collagen synthesis cycle to efficiently prevent and treat

stretch marks.


Stratamark is semi-occlusive and gas permeable,

which allows the skin to breathe and remain hydrated.

It is also hydrophobic, which prevents water being

lost from the dermal layers of the skin. This helps in

decreasing the transepithelial water loss and therefore

increases skin hydration.


Stratamark forms a durable, flexible and waterproof

sheet and does not penetrate the epidermis or dermis.

It protects stretch marks from local irritants including

friction from clothing. This assists in normalising the level of

collagen production.


Stratamark influences an epidermal-dermal signalling

cascade via a regulatory role of the epidermis on fibroblast

production. Keratinocytes have been shown to activate

the fibroblasts, hence collagen and glycosaminoglycan


This leads to the normalising of the keratinocyte

hydration status and the normalising of tissue growth

factors, which signals dermal fibroblasts to normalise the

collagen synthesis cycle of stretch marks.

how to apply

Stratamark is applied directly to clean, dry skin. It is applied

as a thin layer, which dries quickly within five to six minutes,

after which it can be covered by garments, sunscreens and

other cosmetics. Stratamark should be applied once daily,

or after each wash.

For women seeking to prevent the formation of stretch

marks during pregnancy, Stratamark is recommended for

use from the beginning of the second trimester (from week

13) or at the first sign of stretch mark formation. Application

should continue following birth for a minimum of 60 to

90 days.

For the treatment of existing stretch marks, Stratamark

should be used for at least 60 to 90 days. Continued use is

recommended until no further improvement is seen. Severe

and/or older striae may need longer treatment. The product

should be in constant contact with the stretch mark –

24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Due to its unique formulation and efficacy, only a very

small amount of gel is required per application. It can also

be used in combination with other stretch mark treatment,

including laser therapy.

Stratamark can be used throughout pregnancy and

breastfeeding and on sensitive skin.

The clinical evidence

behind Stratamark

Sixty-one obstetricians and 303 patients participated in an

open-label prospective cohort study in Europe. Application

of Stratamark was shown to significantly reduce the risk

of developing stretch marks when used during pregnancy.

Eight-one percent (eight out of 10 patients) did not

develop stretch marks in the prevention phase of the study

(compared to the accepted prevalence of between 50

and 90 percent of patients not using Stratamark), with no

“severe” or “very severe” cases reported.

In the treatment phase of the trial, 83 percent of

participants experienced reduced itchiness, 86 percent

reported reduced stretch mark visibility, and 88 percent

saw improvement in colour. These statistics highlight that

Stratamark is clinically proven to be effective for both

preventing and treating stretch marks. csbm 73








When it

comes to

how our

skin ages, it

seems it’s a

case of like

mother, like


We’ve all heard the old adage told to hubbies-tobe

that if they want to know what their wife will

look like in years time, just look at her mum. As it

turns out, there may be a large grain of truth when it comes

to ageing skin.

A group of plastic surgeons from the Loma Linda

University Medical Center in California scanned the faces of

mothers and their daughters using computer modelling and

3D cameras. The research team found that mothers and

daughters who look similar also age in a strikingly similar

pattern. They found the daughters’ faces were beginning

to sag, wrinkle, thin and lose elasticity around the eyes in

exactly the same patterns as their mothers’ faces. This

similarity particularly increased after the daughters hit the

age of 30.

One of the surgeons, Dr Matthew Camp, says the study

was the first to prove scientifically that women age like their

mothers. Until now, Dr Camp says studies of facial ageing

have mostly been subjective and observational.

The findings may be especially helpful for women in

their mid-30s to early 50s, which is the ideal window for

using minimally invasive techniques to maintain a younger

looking appearance. Recognising how your mother’s

face changed over the years could help guide a cosmetic

surgeon in the appropriate procedures to address similar

patterns of sagging skin or volume loss. For example,

doctors would be able to pinpoint the appropriate areas to

inject dermal fillers.

Another author of the study, Dr Subhas Gupta, says

knowing exactly how a woman’s lower eyelids will change

with age can help surgeons plan a surgical correction

that will prevent the changes seen in her mother. ‘If you

come in when you’re 30, we can tell you where you will

have changes and quantify what you will need and where,’

he says.

’The findings were surprisingly repetitive regardless of

ethnicity and actual age difference between mothers and

daughters. You can beat Mother Nature to the punch and

not have your mother’s eyes,’ says Dr Gupta. 75


Nature vs


Whether you grow old gracefully depends

partly on your lifestyle and partly on your

genes. It’s been noted that one of the

most important factors is the way that skin

collects and retains its moisture, using

molecules that bind water into skin. As skin

ages, the genes that control this process

become less active and skin retains less

moisture, causing wrinkles.

Another involves collagen, which is

the protein that gives skin its underlying

structure. As we age, the genes that

degrade collagen can become overactive,

leading to more wrinkles. Other factors

involve inflammation, how the skin reacts

to sunlight and the skin’s response to

free radicals.

Of course, all this data doesn’t mean

you’re going to look exactly like your mum.

Regular SPF use will help you ward off the

sun’s harmful rays and cut back on the risk

of premature fine lines and sun spots. And,

until we uncover the elusive fountain of

youth, a good skincare regimen tailored to

your specific skin type will keep you looking

the best you can at any age.



for daughters

When you’re young it’s all about preventative, gentle and nourishing

products. Your hormones are still balancing themselves, so stick to

oil-free cleansers, moisturisers and makeup where possible.

Getting into a good skincare regime in your teens not only helps

resolve some of the teen angst-causing problem skin issues but

it also forms good habits for the coming decades. Cleanse, tone

and moisturise are the basic three steps at any age and should be

followed morning and night.

Many teens find oily skin is their main concern, so a gel-based

cleanser is best – perhaps one that includes salicylic acid to help

clear acne. Use a light, non-comedogenic, oil-free moisturiser to

follow up.

Women in their 20s may opt for foamy gel cleansers and light

moisturisers, perhaps a milky cleanser if you’re prone to dry skin.

Of an eve, use a hydrating fluid or an oil-free moisturiser along with

a mild hydrating gel eye cream to stave off early signs of ageing. If

you’re a 30-something, even if you’ve taken good care of your skin

it may become a little drier and sun damage may begin to appear.

As you age, keep adjusting your routine. Your mid-30s is a great

time to start using a nutrient-packed serum and active night creams.

Use a creamy cleanser and creamier moisturisers to lock in hydration



(apply over damp skin) and continue with a slightly richer

eye cream at night.

A clay mask applied weekly will deep clean your pores if

you’re oily, or a light hydrating mask if you’re slightly drier.

Use a grainy mechanical exfoliator or something with alpha

hydroxy acids (AHAs) for a chemical process twice a week

to remove the top layer of skin and deal with clogged pores.

Try adding some products with antioxidants to combat

free radicals and introduce some products with Vitamin A

derivatives in your 30s. Retinol can be found in low doses

in many over-the-counter night creams and serums or, for

stronger dose retinoids, creams and gels may be prescribed

by your dermatologist or GP in some cases.

Keep your skin glowing with some professional

treatments such as microdermabrasion and Vitamin C

facials. It’s around your 30s that you may be considering

anti-wrinkle injections as a preventative method for future

wrinkle formation and to refresh your appearance.

Not to sound like your mother, but you must use sun

protection at all ages – the younger you start, the better. Not

only does it protect your skin from the sun but 90 percent

of premature ageing is caused by UV exposure. You’ll be

thankful for this advice when you’re your mum’s age.



for mums

Kicking up the nutrients a notch is a must as the

signs of ageing deepen – it’s all about products with

plumping and firming benefits. Those beach holidays

may have started to catch up and the gradual (and

unfortunately unavoidable) loss of collagen is a part of

intrinsic ageing and becomes more apparent.

You can help slow cellular degeneration with the

antioxidant properties of Vitamins C and E, which

help protect the skin from free radicals that devour

healthy cells. Vitamin C can also boost the synthesis of

collagen, especially when it is applied in a potent form.

Additionally, prescription retinoids containing

Vitamin A acid used topically is a potent free-radical

fighter. It can reduce brown spots, increase exfoliation

and collagen production, thicken the epidermis and

can help reverse sun damage. Chemical peels are

also good for refining the skin’s surface, and injectable

dermal fillers work well in replenishing volume and

boosting collagen production.

Of course, it’s essential that you continue slathering

on thick face and eye serums on a nightly basis, with

rich moisturising properties such as hyaluronic acid,

shea butter or oils. Along with your broad-spectrum

UV moisturiser, add in a couple of creams, lotions or

serums containing at least two types of antioxidants.

For crepey skin try a formula with peptides, which

have been shown to strengthen collagen. Use a

creamy cleanser morning and night or, if your skin

tolerates a cleanser with a mild AHA or salicylic acid,

substitute this in once a day.

Anti-ageing or wrinkle-reducing prescription

formulas containing retinol or glycolic acid products

are essential in reducing fine lines and wrinkles,

improving skin texture, skin tone and colour, and

boosting hydration.

There is a plethora of cosmetic surgery and

dermatologic treatments applicable to the more mature

woman. Laser skin resurfacing is one such procedure

that can offer an effective solution, significantly

improving crepey eyelids and wrinkles around the

eyes, minimising lines and age spots, and improving

the overall appearance of the skin. csbm 77


The real deal

for treating





and age spots

are common skin

problems that can

be impervious to

skin treatments.

We bring you the

clinically proven

solution. Erin

Docherty reports.

Pigmentation is perceived as the

most important skin problem after

wrinkles and sagging. It’s been

estimated that more than 90 percent

of Caucasian people aged over 50

have age spots, and that pigmentation

treatments represent over 20 percent of

the total cosmetic market.

The cause of hyperpigmentation or

dark spots is complex, and typically

involves a number of different factors,

including genetic predisposition, postinflammatory

response to skin trauma,

ageing, excessive sun exposure and

hormonal changes such as pregnancy.

Mesoestetic is a global leader

in the medico-aesthetic skincare

industry, offering a range of treatments

depending on the severity and

stubbornness of the pigmentation.

With the world’s best-selling skin

brightening treatments, Cosmelan

and Dermamelan, Mesoestetic is

revolutionising the treatment of

pigmentation and spots, becoming a

global standard in helping to combat


About the treatments

Mesoestetic offers different depigmentation treatments depending on

the severity of the skin disorder and the patient’s lifestyle commitments.

Cosmelan and Dermamelan are two such professional skin

brightening treatments developed by Mesoestetic. They are topical

solutions that help visibly reduce dark spots, restore radiance and

luminosity to the skin, and even out skin tone. Versatile and easy to

apply, the treatments can be adapted to all skin colours, all year round.

The success rates are outstanding, but be prepared for some

downtime. However, for lifelong pigmentation sufferers, the promise of

smooth and clear skin far outweighs the small amount of downtime.

This typically involves peeling, shedding and redness which can last

several weeks.

Cosmelan and Dermamelan treatments are tailored to each individual

and the results are long lasting. The treatment itself involves a two-stage

process: the procedure conducted by the professional in-clinic (first

step) and the at-home care routine (second step).

These powerhouse treatments offer very promising results on all

types of pigmentation, including melasma which has traditionally been

very resilient to treatment.

How do they work?

Cosmelan and Dermamelan act on the cells that are responsible

for skin pigmentation, cleverly slowing down melanin production in

hyperpigmented areas and thereby helping to lighten unsightly patches

and niggling dark spots.

The treatment produces a clear and remarkable skin-brightening

effect and is highly effective for treating all types of skin spots: melasma

and chloasma, age spots, sun damage spots, and pigmentation due to

the use of oral contraceptives, among others.

What are the results?

After the first or second week of treatment, the appearance of

pigmented blemishes or spots is lighter and less noticeable and the skin

is visibly clearer.

Both Cosmelan and Dermamelan treatments have an impressive

clearance rate, reducing pigmentation spots by up to 95 percent in

nearly all cases. This new generation of skin-brightening treatments is

offering pigmentation sufferers renewed hope, with one-time treatments

to effective eliminate brown spots and even out skin tone. csbm 79



OPENS specialty

pigmentation CLINICS

Mesoestetic has recently launched an

international campaign to open specialist

de-pigmentation centres.

The program certifies a select number of high

quality skincare clinics to administer mesoestetic


See opposite for the list of certified

Mesoestetic clinics in Australia.



AFTER Dermamelan treatment

AFTER Cosmelan treatment


Riana’s Health and Skin Care

Clinic, Monash, 02 6166 2265


Beauty Matters,

Moree, 02 6752 2323

Douglas Pereira Clinical Skin

Therapy, Sydney, 0407 443 350

Dr Van Park,

Woollarah, 1300 945 539

Glenrose Beauty Gallery,

Frenchs Forest, 02 9453 5100

HD Cosmetic Clinic,

Alexandria, 0450 155 366

Helena’s Day Spa,

Roselands, 02 9153 5533

North Coast Anti-Aging,

Lismore, 02 6621 6699

Northern Beaches Skin &

Laser Clinic, Warriewood,

0404 567 489

Refresh Rejuvenate,

Yamba, 02 6646 8903

Skin Renu,

Balmain, 02 9555 9506

Spa D’or Beauty Centre,

Blacktown, 02 9622 0111

The Ritz Relaxation &

Wellbeing, Kogarah,

02 9587 2118


Palmerston Day Spa,

Palmerston, 08 8932 8622


Radiance Clinic,

Samford Village, 07 3289 2997

Skin and Light Medi-Clinic,

Cairns, 07 4041 5105

Townsville Injectable and Laser

Clinic, Hyde Park, 07 4772 7214

Valerie’s Beauty Clinic, Upper

Mount Gravatt, 07 3216 8804


Elixir Skin Fitness,

Beulah Park, 0407 703 870


Appearance Clinic Australia,

Aberfeldie, 03 9331 2566

Elita Cosmetic Medicine,

Glenroy, 03 9300 1942

Eastern Skin Therapy,

Box Hill, 03 9890 5222

Indulgence Medi Spa,

Glen Waverley, 03 9886 3371

Indulgence Medi Spa,

Doncaster East, 03 9841 4827

Instant Laser Clinic,

Kew, 03 9851 8900

Medical Skin Clinic Australia,

Torquay, 03 5261 6171

Skin Guru,

Northcote, 0408 594 894

Skin Temple Medi Clinic & Spa,

Melbourne, 03 9867 2992

Victorian Dermal Group,

Kew, 03 9853 9264


Assure Cosmetic Centre,

Subiaco, 08 9380 0380

Auspoint Skin Cancer & Health

Clinic, Como, 08 9313 1187

Dr Anh Nguyen,

Perth, 08 9322 2659

Karen Bowen Dermal Therapy,

Applecross, 08 9316 3836

Lauren Wood Skin Clinic,

Karrinyup, 0409 438 211

Luminous Skin Clinic,

Joondalup, 08 9301 4469

Medivive Cosmetic Clinic,

Cockburn, 08 9417 3337

North Perth Beauty,

North Perth, 08 9242 3155

Sanctuary Beauty & Wellness,

Southern River, 08 9398 5532

Skin Agents,

Guildford, 08 9279 4661

Skin Plus Beauty & IPL Clinic,

Bunbury, 08 9791 9417


Nedlands, 08 9389 9022

Total Skin & Body Centre,

Mandurah, 08 9535 4530





Combining flawless

coverage with advanced

skincare technology, the

Lycogel range of buildable

foundations is making

a splash in Australia.

Erin Docherty reports.

Lycogel is the go-to colour corrective foundation to help

conceal redness and bruising after cosmetic surgery.

It provides buildable coverage with real therapeutic

benefits to speed up the healing process.

Loaded with antioxidants, Lycogel aids in the healing of

damaged skin, helping bruising, inflammation, redness and

tightness after cosmetic procedures, as well as helping to

prevent excessive scar formation.

While you may be familiar with the Lycogel Breathable

Camouflage Foundation, beauty devotees are flocking

to the Lycogel Breathable Tint as their everday makeup

base. For an all-day, lightweight skin tint to smooth out

imperfections and even skin tone (with the same skin health

benefits as the Breathable Camouflage), the Breathable

Tint ticks all the boxes.

Stay flawless

Lycogel Breathable Tint provides perfect coverage

without that ‘heavy’ look and feel.

The revolutionary tinted cream is long lasting and

water resistant, making it the perfect base to match any

situation – from minimal coverage for a day at the beach

to natural-looking coverage for dinner with friends.

The tint is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the

skin, providing a light coverage while still managing to

even out any redness in skin, hide broken capillaries,

smaller blemishes and pigmentation.

Lycogel’s Breathable Tint doesn’t just offer longlasting

coverage – it also supports the longer term health

of your skin. Breathable Tint contains LYCO-Complex, a

carefully balanced set of 12 active ingredients that work

together to deliver oxygen, moisture, and nutrients to

your skin, all while enhancing your natural beauty.

Spot on

Through an impressive range of breathable tints,

camouflages, concealers and a balm, each Lycogel product

is suitable for all skin types, delivering a range of nutrients

for ageing, blemish-prone, pigmented and sensitive skin.

The products increase the tolerance of overreactive

skin, promote skin repair and provide antiageing

properties whilst being gentle and non-irritating for

sensitive skin types and compromised skin, for example

after surgery or laser therapy.

Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, Lycogel delivers

moisture and helps prevent the skin from becoming

dehydrated by reducing trans-epidermal water loss. This

helps to reinforce the skin’s natural defence system, while

protecting the skin barrier.

The promotion of skin repair results in younger looking

skin, whilst the delivery of oxygen soothes the skin, helping

to minimise lines. Lycogel products not only let the skin

breathe and do not clog pores but also contain nonchemical

SPF, which offers both UVA and UVB protection.

Lycogel’s designer gel base is specially formulated to

deliver each and every one of the LYCO-Complex’s 12

active ingredients to the skin for maximum benefits.

Combining the best in cosmetic and skincare

technology, the Lycogel range of breathable foundations

and concealers are truly a step up in the makeup/skincare

hybrid. csbm






Cosmetic chemist and founder of Synergie,

Terri Vinson, Bsc. DipFormChem. DipEd. ASCC,

gives us the lowdown on arguably the most

important skincare step: cleansing.

It seems the market has been flooded recently with

a massive influx of different types of facial cleansers.

Whether it’s foams, gels, oils, scrubs or balms, the

‘cleanser’ category represents a massive and rapidly

growing sector of the skincare market.

It is important to remember that not all cleansers are

created equal so let’s cut through the hype and take a look

at how each cleanser really performs.

Water-based cleansers

Water-based cleansers containing surfactants attract oil

and impurities from the skin so they can be easily removed

from the skin’s surface. This type of cleanser includes

foaming gels and non-foaming lotions. I recommend a

foaming cleanser for normal, combination and acne-prone

skin. Non-foaming lotion cleansers are usually oil in water

emulsions containing a lower level of surfactant and are

recommended for dry or sensitive skin.

The optimal pH for a water-based cleanser is around 5.6

(slightly acidic). This is actually the natural pH of skin so

irritation is minimised. A good facial cleanser must be mild

and not disrupt the natural barrier function of the skin.

Micellar water

Micellar water cleansers are relatively new in the market.

These types of cleansers are popular for a quick makeup

removal or for time-poor people who do not have the time

to thoroughly cleanse.

What exactly are ‘micelles’? Micelles are ball-shaped

clusters of surfactant molecules, with the water-loving heads

all around the outside and oil-loving tails pointing inwards in

the middle of the ball. These micelles act like magnets to

attract and lift dirt, oil and makeup from the skin.

Bar soaps

There are concerns regarding the effects of using soapbased

cleansers on the skin which often results in

irritation. Soaps exhibit a pH of around 9 and are generally

too harsh to be used on the facial skin. Soaps are created

by reacting oil with a strong alkali (base). They are effective

at stripping oil, dirt and impurities, but often result in skin

irritation. Alkaline products (with a pH over 9.0) disrupt

the natural acid mantle of the skin, resulting in irritation,

itching and dryness.

Powder cleansers

Powder cleansers are an emerging trend that originate

from Japan. Powder cleansers are a concentrate that

requires the addition of water to create a cleansing foam.

The benefit of these cleansers are that they exhibit a longer

shelf life and are very convenient for travelling as there are

no leakage risks.

The oil cleanser fad

Oil cleansing is a common fad in the cosmetic industry,

based on the premise that ‘oil dissolves oil’. The routine

often recommends ‘double cleansing’ with an initial cleanse

of the oil followed by a second cleanse with a water-based

foaming cleansing product. The initial oil cleansing step is

really an unnecessary part of the skincare routine unless you

are using heavy, waterproof makeup. If double cleansing is

needed, it should be with a water-based cleanser.

There is also media hype claiming that oil cleansing

removes oil associated with acne, blemishes and

congestion. This is a false assumption that congested

and blemished skin involves oil on the skin surface. The oil

associated with acne and congested skin is very complex

and involves processes deep below the skin surface. It is a

combination of imbalanced hormones, inflammation, dead

cells deep in the pores and excess acne bacteria causing

infection. Oil cleansers will not address this problem.

Furthermore, a layer of oil on the surface of the skin

will prevent penetration of your important water-based

serums (remember oil and water do not mix unless you

use a surfactant). Facial oils and moisturisers containing oil

should be the final step in your skin care routine and not the

initial step. Cleansing skin with oil is not a new cleansing

method and, as with many fads, this will pass. I believe oil

is great for removing waterproof mascara prior to normal

facial cleansing but I would definitely not recommend oil

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the function of a

cleanser is to remove

excess surface oil, makeup

and impurities without

stripping the skin’s

natural acid mantle

Ingredients to avoid

in facial cleansers

When choosing a cleanser, it is important to avoid the

addition of harsh surfactants such as sodium laureth

sulphate (SLS). This ingredient is considered one of the

most irritating surfactants; low-irritant cleansers are now

made of milder foaming agents. Artificial fragrances can

also cause skin irritation and allergy so it is best to use

unscented or essential oil scented products.

Examples of gentle foaming agents include:

• Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

• Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

• Cocoamidopropyl Betaine

• Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

Exfoliating cleansers

Exfoliation is a necessary element of all skincare routines. I

do not believe that adding a chemical exfoliating agent such

as lactic or salicylic acid to a cleanser will be as effective as

adding these ingredients to products which will remain on

the skin surface for a longer period.

Physical exfoliants, however, are a better choice for

rinse-off products, provided the particles are non-irritating

and are suited to a particular skin type. Corundum crystals

are an excellent choice for most skin types. These particles

are almost chemically identical to sapphire, are uniform in

size and are effective at removing dull surface cells and

superficial blackheads. Rice powder is a better alternative

choice for those with more sensitive skin.

The micro bead exfoliants controversy

I was given the opportunity to add exfoliating plastic

microbeads to my range a decade ago and I declined. It

was obvious then and even more so today that adding

non-biodegradable substances such as plastic microbeads

to rinse off products will have a negative impact on our

waterways. Microbeads are actually banned by the FDA

after the discovery of environmentally damaging levels

of these fine granules in oceans, lakes and waterways

in the USA. There are numerus environmentally friendly

alternatives such as finely ground corundum minerals and

plant-based particles.

Active ingredients

in cleansers

The function of a cleanser is to remove excess surface oil,

makeup and impurities without stripping the natural acid

mantle of our skin. As a cosmetic chemist, I like to keep

cleanser formulas as scientifically clean as possible without

the addition of active cosmeceuticals.

Beware of brands adding active ingredients in their

cleansers, such as AHA and BHA exfoliants, vitamins or

peptides. Cleansers are only in contact with the face for an

average of 20 seconds and then are simply washed down

the drain! There is very little time for active ingredients to

work on the deeper layers of the skin if they are washed off

in a few seconds.

Cleansing is an essential part of your skin routine but

it is only the preparation. There is certainly a vast array of

options so the best advice is to:

1. Choose a cleanser that is best suited to your skin type

and lifestyle

2. Don’t waste your money on cleansers with unnecessary

active ingredients

3. Don’t get caught up on ‘fad cleansing rituals’

4. Avoid soaps and cleansers and harsh ingredients such

as artificial fragrance and sulfates

5. Avoid cleansers and exfoliants with synthetic microbead


Remember, cleansing is a vital step in your skincare

routine. A clean canvas is essential before adding the

active ingredients that truly make a visible difference to the

look, feel and function of your skin. csbm


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Calvin Klein Eternity Now, $89 for 100ml. A striking

fragrance with a lively, fl oral scent, Eternity Now has top

notes of nectarine and quince sorbet, heart notes of peony,

peach blossom and neroli petals, and base notes of

cashmere veil, ambrox and musk.

Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua EDT, $104 for 100ml. This

adrenaline-rush cologne is one for the men – a fragrance that

represents a sensually fresh and sporty creation.

Si by Giorgio Armani, $160 for 100ml. An elegant, feminine

fragrance that combines a cocktail of cassis nectar, chypre

and light musky wood for an enchanting perfume.

Chloé Signature EDT, $100 for 50ml. A vibrant, feminine

fragrance with base notes of rose, magnolia and lily, as well

as amber and cedarwood. Already on its way to becoming a

modern classic, this is a truly special fragrance. 85

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Guide to


We’ve all had moments

of confusion when

entering the hallowed

salon doors. We give you

the lowdown on salon

etiquette to have you

up-to-date and acting



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Ah, the eternal questions posed by the beauty

treatment arena. Do you wear underwear

during a Brazilian wax? Are therapists

offended if you fall asleep during a massage? Do

you have to warn your beautician if you’re pregnant?

We answer some of the most common questions

for navigating proper spa guidelines.

If I prefer a female therapist, can I

say so?

It’s perfectly acceptable if you don’t feel comfortable with a

male therapist – and the customer is always right, right!? A

client is usually asked when they make the booking if they

are happy to be assigned a male therapist. Everyone has

different comfort levels and the salon’s main aim is for you

to feel comfortable, so feel free to say you would feel more

comfortable with a female.

I really don’t feel like talking. can

I tell my therapist to stop?

Telling your therapist to be quiet may sound rude, but as

long as you mind your manner it is perfectly acceptable

and they will take a subtle hint. A polite line about looking

forward to zoning out with a relaxing treatment today should

do the trick without offending.

Should I get naked for a spray tan?

Most salons will advise you that they don’t mind if you

go completely nude to avoid tan lines. All salons should

provide a disposable g-string for anyone who doesn’t want

to get tan on their own underwear. The reason some salons

require you to wear some type of underwear is for hygiene

and protection reasons. You’re obviously welcome to wear

your own underwear, bearing in mind it will leave a tan mark.

Should I turn off my mobile?

If you or anyone else are having relaxing treatments within

earshot, it’s good manners to turn off your phone so as not

to detract from the salon experience – for both yourself and

others around you.

What should I do if I’m late?

Being on time for your appointment is basic manners. If you

need to cancel or change an appointment, it’s customary

to give 24 hours notice. However, if you’re stuck in traffic,

ring to say you are still on your way and be prepared to

have the time deducted from your treatment time.

Alternatively, the salon may be able to move around

appointments to ensure your therapist has enough time

to give a thorough treatment.

should i shower prior to treatment?

There is always some sheepishness involved in coming

direct from a long day at work, but such appointments

are expected with our busy schedules. If you are able to

shower prior to treatments such as bikini waxes it will make

both of you feel more comfortable, but this isn’t always

practical. Obvious courtesy such as showering if coming

straight from a workout certainly applies though. Sweat and

body odour after exercise isn’t pleasant for anyone involved!

What type of underwear should I

wear for my wax?

Granny undies aren’t very glamorous but it’s not the done

thing to wear your sexy underwear either. Choose a pair

with an appropriate cut for your wax – if it’s just a general

bikini higher cut briefs are fine, if it’s a g-string wax a simple

cotton g-string. Many salons offer disposable underwear.

No underwear is preferred for a Brazilian wax, but your

salon will advise you in preparation for your treatment

whether nothing or a disposable g-string is preferred.

should i do something about an

embarrassing bikini line prior to

my wax?

It’s not a case of suffering judgment from your therapist –

believe me, they’ve seen it all. This is entirely up to you,

however if you’re waxing it will be less painful and quicker if

your hair is shorter so a quick trim might be advisable. If the

therapist has to do the trim it may cost you more due to the

extra time needed.

Is it ok to fall asleep?

Some therapists will actually take it as a compliment if you

fall asleep during treatment! Massage, body and facial

treatments are for pampering and relaxing. If you fall asleep,

it’s a sign you are truly relaxed and enjoying the treatment.

What do they need to know?

You should advise your therapist about any existing health

conditions that may influence the course of the treatment – in

particular, any medical conditions such as high or low blood

pressure, recent surgical procedures, any medications you

are on, and if you are pregnant. csbm 87

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Give your body the boost it needs!

Remove toxins, shrink your

waistline, improve circulation

and reveal radiant, glowing skin with the

International Body Wrap. It’s guaranteed

to shed 15cm off your total body

circumference, or your money back!


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 rstly measured and

marked up so that your exact centimetre

loss can be calculated after the treatment.

You are then 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 (of sheer relaxation!),

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 is a trimmer, more toned

body 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.

Detoxifying the body off ers a plethora

of beauty and health advantages,

including improved circulation, refi ned

skin texture and higher energy levels.

‘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 eff ects of the harsh Aussie sun can

often result in dry, fl aky and pigmented

skin. A post-summer treatment plan

incorporating sea salt scrubs and

moisturising facials can help combat sun

damage, dullness and skin dehydration.

‘The 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.’

Look forward to your best skin yet,

with the right salon treatments and

at-home skincare to help you reclaim

radiant, hydrated skin. csbm



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

Shop 8, 401 - 407 New South Head Rd,

Double Bay NSW 2028

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cheat sheet

of all time


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Younger looking

skin without

the surgery or

injectables? It is

possible – and we’ll

show you how.

At some point it’s hard to ignore the signs of

ageing – the dark spots, fine lines around the

eyes and lips, and the sagging skin. Today there

is a wide range of anti-ageing skincare treatments that

work their magic to erase the years off your face without

the need to turn to cosmetic surgery or injectables. But

what products actually work?

We separate the pure hype from the scientifically

researched to bring you the best of the best when it

comes to turning back the clock and putting your best

face forward.


1. Napoleon Perdis Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup

Remover, $59 for 74ml, 2. Arbonne RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser,

$61 for 90ml, 3. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser, $69 for

50ml, 4. Joi Pure Complete Crème Cleanser, $34 for 65ml, 5. Obagi Nu-Derm

Gentle Cleanser, $49.95 for 200ml, 6. SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser,

$74.50 for 177ml, 7. Synergie Minerals Micellution Micellar Cleansing Water, $59

for 250ml









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1. Medik8 Pore Refining Toner, $39 for

150ml, 2. Joi Pure Orange Blossom

Hydrosol Ton, $29 for 125ml, 3. Mádara

Balancing Toner, $27 for 200ml







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1. Aspect Dr Resveratrol Moisturising Cream, $88,

2. Bliss The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Cream,

$89.95 for 50ml, 3. Clinique Smart Night Custom-

Repair Moisturizer, $68 for 50ml, 4. Goodness

Natural Beauty Lab Every Evening Cream, $19.95

60ml, 5. Glamourflage Elegant Eliza Honey

Repairwear Lift Lotion, $32.95 for 100ml, 6. Joi Pure

Rejuvenating Facial Cream, $39 for 65ml, 7. Skin

Physics Advance Superlift , Neck Lifting & Firming

Cream, $89 for 50ml, 8. Skin Physics Advance

Superlift , Face Lifting & Toning Cream, $79 for

50ml, 9. Sisley Sisleÿa L’Intégrak Anti-Âge, $550

for 50ml, 10. Jergens Age Defying Multi-Vitamin

Moisturizer, $8.99 for 400ml, 11. DNA Renewal DNA

Night Renewal, $165 for 50ml, 12. Kerstin Florian

Correcting Multi-Vitamin Day Crème SPF15, $109 for

50ml, 13. Mádara Time Miracle Ultimate Facelift Day

Cream, $83 for 50ml, 14. SkinCeuticals Metacell

Renewal B3, $149 for 50ml




10. 11. 12. 13.




it up

Asap Platinum

Collection, $225




2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7.

8. 9.

1. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence $130 for 140ml, 2. Antipodes Joyous Protein Rich

Night Replenish Serum, $59 for 30ml, 3. Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum, $69.95 for 30ml, 4. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin

Supplement, $105 for 30ml, 5. Cosmedix Radiance Age Management Serum, $123.20 for 15ml, 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen

Super Serum Elixir, $150 for 15ml, 7. Jurlique Firming and Tightening Serum, $95 for 30ml, 8. Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior

Retexturising Facial Serum, $145 for 30ml, 9. Kerstin Florian Serum C+ Infusion, $169 for 30ml, 10. Mádara Cellular Repair

Serum, $68 for 30ml, 11. Medik8 Retinol 6 TR Advanced Night Serum, $89 for 15ml, 12. Medik8 Firewall Mineral Antioxidant

Serum, $158 for 30ml, 13. Musq Replenish Serum, $59 for 50ml, 14. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin

Renewal Serum, $95 for 40ml, 15. Nude by Nature Nude Miracle Serum, $29.95 for 30ml, 16. PCA Skin Total Strength Serum,

$147.40 for 29.5ml, 17. Sanctury Spa Covent Garden Wonder Oil Serum, $32.99 for 30ml, 18. Skinstitut Retinol Serum, $45

for 30ml, 19. Société Intense Firming Complex Anti-Wrinkle Serum, $211.20 for 30ml, 20. La Mav Commiphora Extract Ultra

Plumping Serum, $69.95 for 30ml



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12. 13.

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Obagi C-Exfoliating Day Lotion,

$74.95 for 57ml, Racinne

Ultimate Hydra Perfection

Gentle Refi ning Scrub Mask,

$44 for 75ml









1. Aspect Retinol Brulee, $124 for 30ml, 2. Babs Face

Oil, $24 for 30ml, 3. Goodness Certifi ed Organic Chia

Seed Oil, $19.95 for 20ml, 4. Jojoba Youth Potion,

$39.95 for 50ml, 5. NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift

Step 1, $39.95 for 15ml, 6. NeoStrata Skin Active

Line Lift Step 2, $39.95 for 15g, 7. O Cosmedics

Youth Activating Oil-Balm, $79 for 20g, 8. SCOUT

Cosmetics Daily C Plus Treatment Gel $44.95 for

60ml, 9. Trilogy Age-Proof CoQ10 Booster Oil,

$43.95 for 20ml









Jurlique Nutri-Defi ne Eye Contour

Balm, $95 for 15ml, Nude by Nature

Nude Bright Eyes, $19.95 for 14ml,

Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye

Cream, $35 for 15ml, Skin Physics

Advance Superlift Eye Treatment Serum,

$69 for 50ml






Instead of slapping on fi ve diff erent products at

once, take your time! Remember that products

can be heavy and can irritate delicate skin in

certain areas such as the eye, so start light and

give each product a few minutes to absorb.

After cleansing, apply eye cream (then

completely avoid the area), followed by serums,

then moisturisers or light creams. For an extra

boost of hydration and radiance, try involving

oils into your skincare regime. Depending on

the time of day, fi nish with either sunscreen

(morning) or retinoid (evening).

Skin-correcting products can be combined

to target specifi c skin concerns, improve skin

colour, radiance and tone, and serums can be

layered on top of each other to target diff erent

skin concerns.




Elemis White Brightening Dark

Spot Corrector, $99 for 3.5ml




Buff away dry, fl aky skin and reveal the glowing goddess

underneath! Manicare have an amazing range of body

buffi ng busters that we can’t get enough of:

Manicare Body Loofah Bath Brush, $13.99, Manicare

Exfoliating Gloves, $8.95, Manicare Dry Body Brush,

$15.95, Manicare Body Loofah, $7.99

While you’re at it, why not add a bronzed glow to your

smooth, supple skin with Fake Bake Platinum Face Anti-

Aging Self Tan Lotion $45 for 60ml. With a combination of

quality ingredients to tan your face, while giving you premium

level peptides to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles –

it’s a win, win!



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Bring home the ultimate spa experience and

treat your skin to some serious pampering with

our top picks of peels and masks that will help

hydrate, plump and relieve dry, stressed skin.

The Bella team have tried and tested everything

from clay to cream and even paper masks to whip up

a handy guide of our must-try peels and masks for

every skin type.

A good face mask can do wonders for your skin

during the chillier weather, and can improve problems

ranging from lines and wrinkles to dryness or dullness,

acne, rosacea and pigmentation. So get ready to

reveal cleaner, revitalised and younger looking skin!



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The word ‘peel’ used to mean

a trip to the dermatologist and

several days of hiding in your

room until a tender face was

ready to see the world again.

While stronger chemical peels

should only be applied by

aesthetic practitioners, many

peels are also available in lower

strength concentrations for

at-home treatment to target a

variety of skin conditions.



1. Kiehl’s Nightly-Refi ning Micro-Peel Concentrate, $82

for 30ml, 2. Arbonne Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads

(60 pads) and Solution, $137 for 60ml, 3. Skinstitut

Enzymatic Micro Peel, $45 for 75ml, 4. Kerstin Florian

At-Home Professional Peel, $149 for 65ml, 5. Mádara

Peel – Brightening AHA Peel Mask, $40 for 60ml, 6. O

Cosmedics Corrective Cleanser & Peel, $52 for 100ml,





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Incorporating a weekly face mask into your skincare regime allows for a much deeper

cleanse than with a daily foaming or gel cleanser.

The combination of quality ingredients allows masks to reach deep down into pores,

drawing impurities out and cleansing away stubborn dirt, to reveal clear and fresh

looking skin.

1. Arbonne RE 9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Masque, $97 for 49ml, 2. Aspect Exfoliating

Clay Mask, $28 for 118ml, 3. Bobbi Brown Face Mask Radiance Boost, $65 for 75ml,

4. Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Instant Facial, $68 for 75ml, 5. Dr. Spiller Care

and Repair Mask, $138, 6. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask, $115

for 50ml, 7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Concentrated Recovery Powerfoil

Mask, $125 (pack of 4), 8. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Mask, $85

for 40ml, 9. Jojoba Skin Refi ning and Brightening Face Mask, $49.95 for 80ml, 10.

Mesoestetic Pure Renewing Face Mask, $78 for 100ml, 11. Germaine de Capuccini

SynergyAge Glyococure – Clinical (Intense Renewal Exfoliating Mask), $79 for 50ml, 12.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, $58 for 75ml, 13.

Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask, $54 for 80ml, 14. Sisley Eye Countour Mask,

$160 for 30ml, 15. Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask, $160 for 60ml, 16. La Mav Green

Clay Detox Mask, $29.95 for 60ml, 17. PCA Skin Purifying Mask, $96.80 for 60g, 18.

Société Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask, $130 (5 mask sheets), 19. Jurlique Moisture

Replenishing Mask, $80 for 100ml, 20. Mádara Detox – Ultra Purifying Mud Mask,

$40 for 60ml, 21. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask, $30 for

118ml, 22. Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, $19.99 for

100ml, 24. Thalgo Hyaluronic Mask, $71 for 50ml, 24. Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask,

$29.95 for 60ml





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Remember to apply masks

at least a half-inch from

your hair (don’t forget those

brows) or you could be in for

some serious unwelcome

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Joseph Mourad is renowned for his quality, easy to wear, “I can’t believe

they’re not real” hair extensions. His salon, Joseph Mourad Hair & Beauty,

in Sydney’s Double Bay, 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 straight-fromthe-salon

blowdry look everyday.

To get your hands on this revolutionary DIY styler,

To get your hands on this revolutionary DIY styler,

call 02 9328 2277 or

call 02 9328 2277 or visit







There’s nothing better than a salon blow-dry – but, for

a style that seems so easily done in-salon, the same

look can become near impossible to achieve at home.

Enter the DIY styler.

Created by celebrity-renowned Sydney hairdresser

Joseph Mourad, the game-changing invention is the fi rst

and only hair dryer, styler and straightener combined.

‘The frustration associated with DIY styling is down

to coordination’, Mourad says. The secret behind that

fresh-from-the-salon look is the ability to move seamlessly

between a blowdryer, brush, curling iron and straightener.

Mourad’s device combines these tools into one device.

With hot plates for straightening or curling, hot air vents

for blow-drying and attachable brush bristles for creating

volume, Mourad’s system dries hair, adds volume and

straightens or styles for a perfect fi nish.

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, fl owing curls.

The blowdryer, brush and styler 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, runwayready

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Hair weighing

you down? it’s time

to Lather up for

some serious

hair pampering

to get your mane

back on track.

From salon-only brands to organic, sulphate-free,

silicone-free, oil-free, there are a tonne of haircare

products out there. Everyone’s hair is different,

whether its frizz city or thin lizzy – we’re all just trying to

snaffle a good hair day!

Rest assured, the Bellas have done all the hard work

(*puffs*) to bring you the best options to suit your hair type,

so you can get your mane looking and smelling ah-mazing.

Thankfully, hair responds well to a little TLC and it’s not too

late to restore your crowning glory to its best condition. So,

let’s begin!


Often some shampoos can be too heavy for certain types

of hair, and contain ingredients designed to nourish dry hair,

tame curls or get rid of frizz. Oils are often to blame, but

silicones can sometimes also be a culprit in weighing your

hair down.

It’s good to switch up your hair routine every once in

a while – don’t be afraid to do a little cross training for

hair (even if you revert back to your old favourite). So sud

up and reap the benefits of more volume, hydration and

strength with the hottest shampoos getting around town

*wolf whistles*.

Fine hair

Moroccanoil Extra Volume

Shampoo, $35 for 250ml

Joico Body Luxe Shampoo,

$26.95 for 300ml




Curly/frizzy hair

Joico Sulfate-free Curl Crème Wash,

$29.95 for 300ml, Joico Sulfate-free

Curl Cleansing shampoo, $29.95 for

300ml, Goldwell Dual Senses Curly

Twist Moisturising Conditioner $25.45

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Coloured hair

bhave Bombshell Blonde Shampoo, $32.95 for 300ml, Goldwell Dual Senses Color Shampoo, $25.45 for 300ml,

Joico Color Endure Shampoo (for long-lasting colour), $26.95 for 300ml, Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo

(eliminates brassy/yellow tones on blonde/grey hair), $29.95 for 300ml, Joico Color Balance Blue Shampoo (eliminates

brassy/orange tones on lightened brown hair), $29.95 for 300ml, Mádara Nourish and Repair Shampoo, $24 for 250ml,

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Color Freeze Rich Shampoo, $28.95 for 250ml



bhave Rescue Intense

Repair Shampoo, $43.95

for 300ml, Charles

Worthington Shine Booster

Shampoo, $15.99 for 250ml,

TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti-

Dotes, $27 for 250ml, Joico

K-PAK Shampoo, $27.95

for 300ml, Wella SP System

Professionals Hydrate

Shampoo, $36 for 250ml



bhave Scalp Shampoo,

$34.95 for 300ml



Jurlique Lavender

Shampoo, $26 for

300ml, Pure Hair

Food Moisture

Shampoo, $28.90

for 250ml


The other half of the dynamic duo

is here to ensure you get soft,

shiny, manageable hair. Whether

your hair is dry, frizzy or curly, the

top conditioners are guaranteed to

nourish, repair and volumise even

the neediest hair.

Keep in mind that the same

conditioner won’t work for everyone

– choosing the right one can be

difficult, but the best way to decide

is to consider the texture of your hair.

If you have thin hair, try a volumising

conditioner and if you have thick,

greasy hair, choose a conditioner

formulated with less oil. Picking

the perfect formula can drastically

change your hair.







Joico Curl Nourished

Conditioner, $29.95 for 300ml

Goldwell Dual Senses Curly

Twist Moisturizing Conditioner,

$25.45 for 300ml


Fine hair

Moroccanoil Extra Volume

Conditioner, $35 for 250ml

Joico Body Luxe Conditioner

$26.95 for 300ml 105

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Coloured hair

Goldwell Dual Senses Color Detangling

Conditioner, $25.45 for 300ml, Joico Color

Endure Sulfate-free Conditioner, $26.95

for 300ml, Joico Color Balance Purple

Conditioner (eliminates brassy/yellow tones

on blonde/grey hair), $29.95 for 300ml,

Joico Color Balance Blue Conditioner

(eliminates brassy/orange tones on lightened

brown hair), $29.95 300ml, Schwarzkopf

Professional BC Color Freeze Spray

Conditioner, $28.95 for 200ml

Damaged hair

Charles Worthington Takeaways Strength

and Repair Conditioner, $5.99 for 75ml,

Mádara Nourish and Repair Conditioner, $24

for 200ml, Joico K-PAK Conditioner, $27.95

for 300ml, bhave Rescue Intense Repair

Conditioner, $43.95 for 300ml

Normal hair

Charles Worthington Shine Booster

Conditioner $15.99 for 250ml, Jurlique

Lavender Conditioner, $26 for 300ml,

Pure Hair Food Moisture Conditioner,

$28.90 for 250ml




With any task, it pays to have the right tools for the

job. To create an individual style quickly and precisely,

without damaging your hair, it pays to invest in quality.

And we can’t go past the Italian-made BaByliss Pro

Rapido ($225) to achieve a smooth, shiny, frizz-free

style for healthy looking hair.


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Great hair needs a great style, and you won’t go wrong with our

selection of products to give you a kick-ass mane!

Bhave Gun Powder, $29.95 for 40ml, Bhave Flex Styling Paste,

$29.50 for 75g, Bhave Sleek Pomade (hair grip), $29.50 for 75g,

De Lorenzo Elements Quicksand Matte Volumising Powder,

$18.95, Charles Worthington Salon At Home Volume & Bounce

Body Booster Mousse, $15.99 for 200ml, Joico Flip Turn

Volumizing Finishing Spray, $29.95, Joico Hair Shake Liquid-to-

Powder Finishing Texturiser, $29.95 for 150ml, TIGI Catwalk

Bodifying Spray, $29 for 240ml, TIGI Bed Head Superstar

Thickening Spray, $32.95 for 320ml, Wella Professionals EIMI

Sugar Lift, $24.95 for 150ml, Pure Hair Food Lightweight Volume

Spray, $28.90 for 125ml



Richard Ward, hairstylist to celebrities and the Royal Family, has created a

range of products just launched in Australia, aimed at giving more mature

hair a gorgeous glossy treatment. His hugely successful Chelsea Collection

range makes sure that women look and feel fantastic. He believes the right

products should complement the cut to deliver healthy, shiny glamorous

hair, guaranteeing a good hair day, every day.

Richard Ward The Chelsea Collection Keratin Styling Spray, $19.95,

Keratin Sleek Conditioner $19.95 for 250ml and Keratin Sleek Shampoo

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Leave-in conditioners and masks can sometimes

be like those second cousins you don’t know

very well. But trust me, you all can be such

good friends! So, damaged hair, meet leave-in


Supplementing your hair care regime with

regular intensive treatments will help to keep

hair in good shape. Leave-in conditioner locks

in moisture and as a result, your hair not only

becomes stronger, but more flexible. Investing

in a weekly hair repair treatment leads to less

breakage and more shine, helping to keep those

nasty split ends in tow. Hurrah!



Arbonne Pure Vibrance Hair Revitalizing

Masque, $54 for 142ml, Arbonne Pure

Vibrance ColorLast Hair Serum, $35 for

50ml, bhave Leave-In Crème, $44.95 for

145ml, bhave Riot Control Oil, $48.95 for

100ml, bhave Deep Intense Conditioning

Masque, $41.95 for 145ml, bhave Fresh

Ends Split Ends Repair, $32.95 for 50ml,

De Lorenzo ET Equilibrium Deep Repair

Treatment, $31.50 for 250g

Goldwell Dual Senses Rich Repair 6 Effects

Serum, $25.45 for 150ml, Goldwell Dual

Senses Color Serum Spray, $25.45 for 150ml,

Goldwell Dual Senses Curly Twist Detangling

Spray-Conditioner, $25.45 for 150ml, Joico

K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, $27.95

for 150ml, Joico K-PAK Intensive Hydrator,

$27.95 for 250ml

KhairPep Transforme Hair Repair Leave-in Serum

with K18Peptide, $79 for 50ml, Khairprep Transforme Hair

Repair Masque with K18Peptide, $79 for 50ml


TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal

& Honey Intense

Nourishing Mask,

$31.95, Schwarzkopf

Professional BC

Color Freeze Gloss

Serum, $28.95 for

100ml, Schwarzkopf

Professional BC Color

Freeze Thermo-Protect

Cream, $28.95 for 125ml


Volumizing Mousse,

$55 for 250ml,

Treatment Oil, $55

for 100ml, Intense

Curl Cream, $44.50

for 300ml

L’Occitane Heat-

Protective Control

Mist, $30 for 125ml,

Repairing Oil, $34

for 100ml, Repairing

Conditioner, $28 for






We’re all about creating a style that needs to last for as

long as possible and Dry Shampoo does an awesome

job of making dirty hair look clean! Great for inbetween

washes, especially if you have a fringe, these

beauties remove excess oil and can be a reassuring

option if you’re anxious about breaking the once-aday

washing habit. It’s also a fave styling product for

adding a surefi re volume boost!

Ambiance Dry

Shampoo Applicator

Brush with Powder,

$34.95, Batiste

Blush Dry Shampoo,

$9.95 for 200ml,

Batiste Original

Fresh Dry Shampoo,

$9.95 for 200ml



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Prime them, line them,

colour and shine them

– the bold lip craze

is here to stay! erin

docherty reports.


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The mouth is having a big moment and we couldn’t

be happier. With the 2016 Autumn/Winter runways in

full swing, there have been breakout trends that are

popping up and gaining momentum – here are the top looks,

fresh off the catwalks from around the world.

A main look right now is a slightly sinister lip. Showstealing

dark berry lips have been a huge hit on the runway

shows throughout London, Paris, Milan and New York and

we can’t help but admire them. Cranberry and blackberry

stained lips, to a splash of berry pinks, grapes and wine

seem to be all the rage. Partnered with burgundy and currant

lip pencils, you too can achieve the ultimate bold matte lip.

1. Synergie Minerals Rejuvalip Lip Balm, $35, 2. Arbonne

Smoothed Over Lipstick in Iris, $41, 3. Estée Lauder Pure

Color Envy in Commanding, $50, 4. Estée Lauder Pure

Color Envy in Insolent Plum, $50, 5. Napoleon Perdis

Mattetastic Lipstick in Marlene, $38, 6. Revlon Super

Lustrous Lipstick in Raisin Rage, $21.95, 7. Shanghai Suzy

Eggplant (Matte Lipstick), $12.95, 8. Sisley Hydrating Long

Lasting Lipstick in L3, $65, 9. Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick

in Sugar Plum, $29.95, 10. SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral

Lipgloss in Evening Mood, 24.95, 11. La Mav Tinted Lip

Treatment in Berry, $21.95




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Deep brown lipstick is coming back and we cannot take

our eyes off it. The nostalgic 90s trend may certainly not

be for everyone and is dedicated to the most daring. Will it

stay? Maybe. Do we want to try it? You betcha!



1. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Birkin Brown,

$48, 2. Nude by Nature Lipstick in Sassy, $17.95,

3. Nude by Nature Mineral Lip Gloss in Sultry, $9.95 for

10ml, 4. Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Ingénue,

$17.95, 5. Zuii Organic Sheerlips Lipstick in Harvest,




1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Get Nude

Go against the grain and opt for less definition and a matte look with nude. If

we’ve learnt anything from the A/W trends, lips in the nude paired with mutedout

makeup, makes your wardrobe choice even more delectable to look at.

1. Chantel Rahme In the Nude, $33, 2. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in

Hepburn Honey, $48, 3. Napoleon Perdis Super Lips in Glory, $38, 4. Nude

by Nature Chique, $17.95, 5. Nude by Nature Mineral Lip Gloss in Flirty,

$9.95 for 10ml, 6. Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in Litchi, $55, 7. Sisley Phyto-Lip

Twist in Nut, $55


1. 2. 3.

5. 6. 7.





The classic red deserves a mention on its

own. Just like every girl’s LBD, you can’t

go wrong with a classic red lip. Pure red

lips can be seen everywhere, a signature

feature on the catwalk, while the blood

red, and the slight cherry hue in matte,

bring a twist to a classic look.



1. Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in Poppy, $55,

2. Antipodes April Sun in Cuba, $28,

3. Chantel Rahme Rich Red, $33, 4.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

in Red Carpet Red, $48, 5. Napoleon

Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in

Aphrodite, $38, 6. Sisley Hydrating

Long Lasting Lipstick in L33, $65,

7. Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick in

Classic Red, $29.95







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in Pink



Black, berry, red and nude were all different lip colours to make it

onto the runway shows, but the prettiest hue of them all was, of

course, pink. Fleshy pink lips lend a natural appearance. Teamed

with a shiny gloss, the pink lip has never looked sexier!


1. Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink, $28, 2. Bobbi Brown Posh

Pink, $52, 3. Chantel Rahme Saturday Night, $33, 4. Elizabeth

Arden Prismatic Lip Gloss in Sunset Kiss No 3, $34, 5. Napoleon

Perdis DeVine Goddess in Electra, $38, 6. Revlon Colorburst

Lacquer Balm in Coquette, $17.95, 7. Shanghai Suzy in Frosted

Candy, $12.95, 8. Shanghai Suzy in Raspberry Sorbet, $12.95









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How to

create bigger

looking lips



Whether Kylie Jenner’s pout is the result of fillers or masterfully

drawn lip liner, there’s no denying that the A-lister’s full lips have

been the talk of the town. Here are some of our favourite lip

liners and plumping products to perfect your pout!


6. 7.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude, $35, 2. Sisley

Phyto-Levres Perfect in Nude, $65, 3. Sisley Phyto-Levres

Perfect in Coral, $65, 4. Zuii Organic Lipliner Pencil in Nude,

$24.95, 5. Bliss Fabulips ‘Pout’-o-Matic, $48, 6. Mesoestetic

Stem Cell Nanofiller Lip Contour, $121.40, 7. PCA Skin Peptide

Lip Therapy, $39, 8. Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Pink/Rose,

$22.95, 9. SCOUT Cosmetics Lipliner in Brown, $24.95.

And f you want to wake up with perfect lips every single day,

try Amy Jean’s Lip Tint Tattoo - a semi-permanent solution that

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your life with

Phuket Cleanse,


leading fitness,

nutrition, detox,

and education

retreat. Emma

Gibson reports.

Most people dream of some time out of the everyday

stress of life to completely detox, but perhaps

everyone has a different idea of what a detox

actually constitutes. No alcohol? No caffeine? No sugar?

Sure, the big three are definitely off the menu at Phuket

Cleanse, however you’ll soon discover that their vision of a

detox is most definitely not a regime of deprivation. In fact, it’s

the complete opposite, aimed at giving your mind, body and

spirit a complete reset and replenishment, along with some

skills to take your newfound activities home to the real world.

This is the beauty of the retreat Mel and Stanton Proctor

have created. It was initially focused on juice fasts, raw

vegan meals, some cardio options, and yoga, meditation

and wellness classes. Over the past few years, guests have

expressed interest in more options for their daily workouts,

and you can now choose from a mind-blowing choice of

activities, whether you’re already super fit or just ready to take

the first step off the couch.

When you arrive you’ll attend an orientation to introduce

you to the program, including the diet, exercise and

wellness programs, meet with the fitness coordinator to

work through your goals for your stay, any injury concerns

and some recommendations for the classes best suited to

your current level of fitness. You’ll also meet with the resident

nutritionist, Craig, whose enthusiasm for (and encyclopedic

knowledge) of what ails you (or not) and how to fix it, is

nothing short of inspiring.

It would be impossible to list all of the activities available

over a week in the space here, but a quick look at the full

schedule on their website will indicate you’ll be spoilt for

choice, whether you’re looking for a heavy schedule of high

intensity or a more gentle schedule over your stay.

In a ‘typical’ day you could: watch the sunrise from the

Rawai pier in a session of Yoga Magic; HiiT the Stairs; do an

Aquafit session; train with local Muay Thai trainers; try Hot

Bikram yoga; visit the Phuket Raw Gym for a TRX session;

have an ice bath and herbal steam; participate in a strength

and agility session; go kayaking at the beautiful local beach;

learn about how stress can affect your weight; have one of

your four complimentary in-room massages; then relax with

an audio meditation to put you soundly to sleep. In between,

there are infra red sauna, oxygen and ice bath sessions to aid

your detox and recovery. If you really want a break from it all,

don’t bring your laptop, although there is wifi available. 117


Of course, all of this activity requires fuel for your body and

you’re guaranteed to be satisfied and delighted. Oh, the food!

Every delicious meal is prepared for you and served buffet style,

including fresh juices and protein shakes (also available during

the day whenever you feel like a boost) and even fresh coconuts.

You’re never going to get hungry at Phuket Cleanse. There are

cuisine-themed nights from Mexico to Thai to Japanese and

Greek. It’s fresh, clean eating at its best, with enough variety

in the completely raw vegan dishes to prevent even the most

dedicated carnivore from pining for a steak.

The Detox Juice menu is described by founder Mel as: “her

work in progress on the world’s biggest and most exciting

menu” and it’s not hard to believe. The menu runs to about 20

pages already and includes juices, raw soups, elixirs, drinks

and wellness ‘shots’ with delightful and cheeky monikers like

Elvis’s Thai Lover, The Seductress, The Beet Goes On and You

Make My Heart Skip.

From your first day, you’ll start with a shot of fresh wheatgrass

and a shot of ginger juice (laced with black and cayenne

pepper), followed by a tall juice combo of spirulina, lemon, kaffir

lime and mixed greens. The ever-present and knowledgeable

team will talk you through the health benefits of each and you’ll

quickly find yourself settling in to your favourite combinations

and getting more daring! Unless you’ve decided to kick off your

detox with a specific juice fast, there are also protein shakes

and pancakes, eggs and fruit on offer should you be planning a

higher energy output day.

When you first view the whole weekly activity schedule it

is, frankly, overwhelming. But this is where the team at Phuket

Cleanse comes in. The staff is all exceptionally experienced

(often 20 years plus) coaches and trainers, so they know when

to push you, when to get you to pull back, and they treat each



training session as an opportunity to train your mind and body,

focusing on correct technique and your mental attitude. Darren

and Andrew, who possibly run the hardest physical training

sessions, also run separate sessions to focus on managing

your own fitness program once you return home, and injury

management. There’s a genuine sense of your long-term

wellbeing being the primary focus.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see the beautiful sights of

Rawai, with three hikes a week, an island trip for snorkelling, a

visit to the night market and almost night beach ‘blasts’ for a

sneaky extra pilates session or just to watch the sunset.

In between all the activities to get you physically moving,

there are plenty of sessions to focus on why you felt like

resetting in the first place. In the evenings the sessions focus

more intensely on your internal and spiritual health, from the

effect of hormones on our weight to discussions around the

effects of light on our sleep (turn off the screens in bed, people!)

to crystal bowl singing and meditation.

All of this describes roughly half the things you can get up

to and there are also cooking classes to ensure you can

replicate favourites like superfood chocolate and truffles when

you get home. But here’s the thing. Nothing is compulsory.

Even though Phuket Cleanse has grown over the past few

years, they’ve managed to keep a family atmosphere and

a feeling of a one-to-one relationship with their guests, best

evidenced by the number of guests who have become repeat

visitors. So, the always-friendly staff will encourage you to

participate in as many activities as are available, but are also

delighted to see you soaking up the rays poolside at the

main villa with a book.

If you look online it’s hard to find a bad word written about

Phuket Cleanse. A 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner,

the glowing reviews are endless. Once you’ve paid for your

chosen package, it’s truly all inclusive: from airport pick-up

and drop-off; accommodation and daily laundry; your

fitness consult and program; all classes and activities; all food

and juices; four massages per week; and educational and

cooking classes.

Even the beautifully appointed rooms are specially designed

for you to get as much glorious sleep as you need, with ambient

mood lighting, block-out curtains and air-conditioning – and

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we share the top

products we can’t

stop obsessing over!

Glasshouse Fragrances Persia

Triple Scented Candle, $42.95. This

new to-die-for scent is designed to

take you where you’d rather be!

Circa Home Classic Candle in Crème Brûlée,

$29.95. A brand new irresistible fragrance

featuring a mouth-watering blend of rich vanilla

bean custard and caramalised brown sugar.


MAC Amber Times

Nine Eyeshadow, $65.

Step into the colour

wave of amber hues,

with countless shade


BeneFit CORALista Box ‘O

Powder, $51. Sweep this

warm coral pink powder

onto cheeks anytime – a

great match for skin types.

Sisley Paris Eyebrow Pencil Phyto-

Sourcils Perfect in Blonde, $65. The

ultimate weapon for blonde brows!

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Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye

Twist in Emerald, $55.

An all in one eye makeup

solution: eye makeup +

eyeliner – perfect for on

the go glam!

Sisley Paris So Curl

Mascara in Deep Black,

$75. Curls, thickens and

instantly coats lashes

without smudging or

flaking. FINALLY!

L’Oreal Color Riche Moisture Matte

in Cherry Crush, $21.95. We love this

lipstick for its intense moisture, pretty-asa-picture-pink

hue and velvet matte finish.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless

Finish Correcting and

Highlighting Perfector in

Shade 2, $35. An instant

pick me up and a musthave

beauty tool!

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick 055 Iconic and

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick 080 Fashionista,

$25.95 each. A velvety soft formula that is foolproof and doesn’t

quit. Apply once and go!

Benefit Brow Zings

Eyebrow Shaping Kit,

$55. The essential tool

kit for clean, smooth,

perfect brows!

Synergie Skin Whipped

Foundation in Espresso,

$79. A revolutionary 4-in-1

foundation: primer, concealer,

UV protector, and antioxidant

cream foundation.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in

Medium, $65. A new generation of anti-ageing,

full coverage foundation that lasts all day. 121


Medik8 Retinol 10 TR Serum

Advanced Night Serum, $99. This

advanced Vitamin A serum works

to smooth skin and improve skin

texture and fi ne lines.

Avene Cleanance Micellar Water,

$34.95. For oily and blemish-prone

skin, this gem gently washes away

impurities from the face and eyes.

L’Oreal EverStrong

Shampoo and

Conditioner, $15.95

each for 250ml.

This dynamic duo

strengthens hair

from the fi rst wash.

Mesoestetic Stem

Cell Body Serum,

$120 for 200ml. An


intensive cream/

serum to promote

plumper and fi rmer

skin on your body.

Sweetheart Body Coconut

Coff ee Body Scrub, $18.

Cleanse, exfoliate and

massage your skin, while

enjoying a moreish scent!

Sarah Jean SJ001 Lashes SJ005 Lashes,

$17 each. We can’t get enough of these

blitzing lash styles (also check out the

amazing Sarah Jean Lash Applicator

tweezers which make applying a breeze)

Neek Active Face Cleanser, $42 for

100ml. Gently washes away impurities

and makeup while leaving your skin

super soft – it ticks all our boxes!

L’Occitane Aromachologie

Rebalancing Black Soap,

$28. Once you go black you

never go back! Perfect to

decongest the skin.

HASK Argan Oil 18ml,

$4.99. Sick of frazzled,

frizzy hair? Repairing

Shine Oil to the rescue!

Glamourflage Maverick Margo Super

Redefi ning Body Cream, $39.95 for

200ml. Firm, tone and redefi ne with this

cooling and refreshing sensation.




Massage Cream,

$52 for 200ml.

Awaken your

senses and

reoxygenate the

skin with this fresh

gel-like cream.

Frank Body Creamy Face

Cleanser, $19.95. Frank

has got you sorted with

this nourishing cleanser

that target impurities and

moisturises skin.

Bondi Sands

Self Tanning

Foam - Light/


$19.95. Get

the ultimate

Australian tan

– no muss, no

fuss just a great



Go-To Exfoliating

Swipeys, $46. Make

exfoliating simple

with these little pads,

bursting with all the

good stuff !


Active cosmeceuticals • 100% Australian made and owned • Free from any questionable ingredients

The instant

eyelid lift


America is

now available

in Australia

• Dermatologist Tested • Medical Grade • Hypoallergenic • Latex Free

LIDS BY DESIGN ® is a non-surgical

correcting strip, available in different sizes,

to instantly lift eyelids and widen eyes, hiding

the excess skin in the natural fold of the lid.

Virtually invisible, quick and easy to apply, they

last all day and makeup can be applied over

the top. They are ideal for:

• Loose sagging skin hanging over lashes

• Asymmetrical lids

• Excess skin covering the natural fold of the lid

• Enlarging the appearance of the eyes



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