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Dark Circles: Top 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them FAST

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Dark Circles: Top 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them FAST

 
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Dark discolouration of the skin under the eyes is mainly referred to as dark circles, dark rings or shadows.
There are a variety of causes but the main causes behind dark circles are heredity, unhealthy skin, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet.
Dark circles are not a serious skin issue, but people do appear tired, unhealthy, exhausted and sometimes older!
Previously, we shared make up tips and tricks to cover pigmentation (Check out our Pigmentation Blog), there is also cosmetic injectable option for dark circles-
 
Dark Circles
 
This female patient had treated her tear troughs with an injectable filler to lift the area, therefore lifting the shadowing around her eyes.
Here are our top five at home remedies for dark circles:  
Dark Circles Cucumber
* Cucumber: Cucumbers contain skin lightening and shrinking properties. They have an immediate soothing and refreshing effect.
Start by slicing the cucumber (1cm) and placing them in the refrigerator for 30minutes. Place the chilled slices on to the dark circles for 10minutes, and then wash the area with water. Twice daily for a week should help alleviate the pressure and allow the circles to fade.
Dark Circles Potato
* Potato: Potatoes contain natural bleaching properties that assist in lightening the dark circles and remove puffiness.
You can use just the juice of the potato or slices.
Juice: Grate two raw potatoes and squeeze the juice. Soak cotton pads in the juice and place it over the dark area, leave this on for about 10 to 15minutes.
Slices: Cut thick potato slices and place over the dark area for about 10 to 15minutes.
Both techniques repeated twice daily for 2 to 3weeks will assist in removing dark circles.
Dark Circles Tomato Juice
* Tomato + lemon juice: Tomatoes and vitamin C present in lemons have bleaching properties that can assist in lightening the skin, tomato or lemon juice alone will also work.
This remedy can be repeated twice a day for a few weeks. Mix one teaspoon of fresh tomato juice and half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Tap this mixture gently onto the dark circles, after 10minutes rinse off with water.
Dark Circles Coconut Oil
* Extra Virgin Coconut oil: Simply massaging some Coconut oil under the eye area and leaving for a few hours will promote smooth skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. This technique can be repeated two to three times daily for a few months or until you are happy with your results. Don’t forget to wash it off!
Dark Circles Green Tea
* Green tea bags: When using this technique, please be careful not to get tea into your eyes! The caffeine and antioxidants found in green tea bags assist in lightening dark circles, reduce puffiness under the eyes by shrinking blood vessels and reducing the fluid retention.
Wet a teabag for each of your eyes and place them in the refrigerator to chill for 30minutes. For 10 to 15minutes place the bags over your eyes, as you remove the bags wash your face. Repeat twice daily for 2 to 3weeks and this will help decrease the swelling and discolouration.
For a cosmetic consultation and treatment options call:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
For more information on our makeup services click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Stress Less: Stress Management Techniques

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Stress Less: Stress Management Techniques 

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Stress, according to the Oxford Dictionary “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”.
Stress can effect people in many ways, including:
Emotionally
Brain function
Behaviorally
End of financial year can be one of the most stressful times of the year.
Grace Barnes shares some of her management techniques –
Body movement:
Kinetic strategies for stress relief involve motion or movement, like running or lifting weights. The idea is that muscular movement works with the fight-or-flight response and the physical body preparation that builds up to this response, rather than against it. By providing a direct outlet and release for the physical stress response, kinetic strategies prevent the buildup of muscular tension.
Stress Yoga Nidra
Yoga, Meditation and breathing exercises:
Yoga helps you to access an inner strength that allows you to face the sometimes-overwhelming fears, frustrations, and challenges of everyday life.
A few Yoga exercises practiced daily (especially if they are done just prior to meditation) help to regulate the breath and relax the body by gently releasing tension from the large muscle groups, flushing all parts of the body and brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and other nutrients, and increasing feelings of well-being. “Whole body” exercises such as the Sun Poses are particularly helpful because they encourage you to breathe deeply and rhythmically. Many exercises can be adapted so you can do them even in an office chair. Our Basic Yoga video provides a complete introduction to these exercises and contains a 30-minute exercise routine with breathing, relaxation and meditation.
Yoga Nidra is Nadi Shodhana, or “alternate nostril breathing,” is a simple yet powerful technique that settles the mind, body, and emotions. It is particularly helpful to ease racing thoughts if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, or having trouble falling asleep.
Get Earthed: 
Ever notice how you feel so energized and vibrant while walking on the beach? You probably attributed that to being on a beach vacation where your stress literally evaporated upon sinking your toes in the silky sand, inhaling that salty ocean air and soaking up some vitamin D elixir from the sun’s healing rays, right? Well that’s partially true. But there’s something else going on that’s creating this optimal state of health. What’s the magical ingredient? Electrons.
Our feet contain a rich, intricate network of nerves and acupuncture points and are especially adept at picking up free electrons from the earth’s surface. It’s called barefoot or caveman medicine, and walking barefoot – aka earthing or grounding – may be the easiest, simplest and cheapest way of shifting your body back to an optimal state of homeostasis and health.
The gist of the earthing theory is simply this: the earth is negatively charged, so when you ground, you’re connecting your body to a negatively charged supply of energy. And since the earth has a greater negative charge than your body, you end up absorbing electrons from it. These free electrons intercept the firestorm of free radicals (that create oxidative damage and inflammation) in our body and extinguish this fire. When you walk barefoot, you’re literally soaking up millions of electrons that decoagulate and detoxify your blood. So instead of your blood being all viscous and thick, like ketchup, it becomes free flowing, like red wine. Earthing also shifts the sympathetic nervous system back to the point where it has more tranquility, and clinical studies have shown that earthing helps with everything from inflammation to insomnia, and from autoimmune to heart disease.
HOW TO GET GROUNDED CONVENIENTLY? We don’t all have a the time or location to frolic on the beach daily…here are some easy alternatives.
In warmer weather, go barefoot.  Even concrete allows some of the earth’s energy through!
Swim in natural waters: rivers and lakes.
Take naps or read in nature, on nature: right on the sand or grass, no towel down, or against a tree.
As the weather turns colder, consider bundling up and finding some wet grass to walk on!  It feels great!  (Dew and rainwater have additional energy in them.)
In cold weather, use earthing tools: grounding sheets, pads, stickers, and shoes.
Stress tea
Eat Grounding Foods:
So when we think root chakra, we want to focus in on grounding. Adding in foods like: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, onions and garlic, and anything else that roots itself, can have a soothing effect for our root chakra.
Dandelion Root tea can be a great way to end a day that has left you feeling a little disconnected, and it’s caffeine free!
A healthy root chakra vibrates at the color red. Therefore, red foods provide the vibration needed to help balance the root chakra. Nutritionally, red foods usually have high levels of vitamin C–a nutrient utilized by several body parts that the root chakra oversees, like bones, teeth, skin and adrenals. Some red foods you could try are tomatoes, strawberries, apples, pomegranates and cherries.
Avoid Stimulants: 
Including caffeine, amphetamines, artificial colours and flavorings and sugar.
Herbs you can include:
Chamomile
Lavender
Ashwaganda
Holy Basil
Skull cap
Passionflower
Kava
Nutritional Supplements:
Magnesium
B complex
To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Dark Circles: Top 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them FAST

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Dark Circles: Top 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them FAST

 

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Dark discolouration of the skin under the eyes is mainly referred to as dark circles, dark rings or shadows.
There are a variety of causes but the main causes behind dark circles are heredity, unhealthy skin, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet.

Dark circles are not a serious skin issue, but people do appear tired, unhealthy, exhausted and sometimes older!
Previously, we shared make up tips and tricks to cover pigmentation (Check out our Pigmentation Blog), there is also cosmetic injectable option for dark circles-

 

Dark Circles

 

This female patient had treated her tear troughs with an injectable filler to lift the area, therefore lifting the shadowing around her eyes.

Here are our top five at home remedies for dark circles:  

Dark Circles Cucumber
* Cucumber: Cucumbers contain skin lightening and shrinking properties. They have an immediate soothing and refreshing effect.
Start by slicing the cucumber (1cm) and placing them in the refrigerator for 30minutes. Place the chilled slices on to the dark circles for 10minutes, and then wash the area with water. Twice daily for a week should help alleviate the pressure and allow the circles to fade.

Dark Circles Potato
* Potato: Potatoes contain natural bleaching properties that assist in lightening the dark circles and remove puffiness.
You can use just the juice of the potato or slices.

Juice: Grate two raw potatoes and squeeze the juice. Soak cotton pads in the juice and place it over the dark area, leave this on for about 10 to 15minutes.
Slices: Cut thick potato slices and place over the dark area for about 10 to 15minutes.
Both techniques repeated twice daily for 2 to 3weeks will assist in removing dark circles.

Dark Circles Tomato Juice
* Tomato + lemon juice: Tomatoes and vitamin C present in lemons have bleaching properties that can assist in lightening the skin, tomato or lemon juice alone will also work.
This remedy can be repeated twice a day for a few weeks. Mix one teaspoon of fresh tomato juice and half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Tap this mixture gently onto the dark circles, after 10minutes rinse off with water.

Dark Circles Coconut Oil
* Extra Virgin Coconut oil: Simply massaging some Coconut oil under the eye area and leaving for a few hours will promote smooth skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. This technique can be repeated two to three times daily for a few months or until you are happy with your results. Don’t forget to wash it off!

Dark Circles Green Tea
* Green tea bags: When using this technique, please be careful not to get tea into your eyes! The caffeine and antioxidants found in green tea bags assist in lightening dark circles, reduce puffiness under the eyes by shrinking blood vessels and reducing the fluid retention.

Wet a teabag for each of your eyes and place them in the refrigerator to chill for 30minutes. For 10 to 15minutes place the bags over your eyes, as you remove the bags wash your face. Repeat twice daily for 2 to 3weeks and this will help decrease the swelling and discolouration.

For a cosmetic consultation and treatment options call:

Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

For more information on our makeup services click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Stress Less: Stress Management Techniques

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Stress Less: Stress Management Techniques 

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Stress, according to the Oxford Dictionary “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”.

Stress can effect people in many ways, including:
Emotionally
Brain function
Behaviorally

End of financial year can be one of the most stressful times of the year.

Grace Barnes shares some of her management techniques –

Body movement:

Kinetic strategies for stress relief involve motion or movement, like running or lifting weights. The idea is that muscular movement works with the fight-or-flight response and the physical body preparation that builds up to this response, rather than against it. By providing a direct outlet and release for the physical stress response, kinetic strategies prevent the buildup of muscular tension.

Stress Yoga Nidra

Yoga, Meditation and breathing exercises:

Yoga helps you to access an inner strength that allows you to face the sometimes-overwhelming fears, frustrations, and challenges of everyday life.

A few Yoga exercises practiced daily (especially if they are done just prior to meditation) help to regulate the breath and relax the body by gently releasing tension from the large muscle groups, flushing all parts of the body and brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and other nutrients, and increasing feelings of well-being. “Whole body” exercises such as the Sun Poses are particularly helpful because they encourage you to breathe deeply and rhythmically. Many exercises can be adapted so you can do them even in an office chair. Our Basic Yoga video provides a complete introduction to these exercises and contains a 30-minute exercise routine with breathing, relaxation and meditation.

Yoga Nidra is Nadi Shodhana, or “alternate nostril breathing,” is a simple yet powerful technique that settles the mind, body, and emotions. It is particularly helpful to ease racing thoughts if you are experiencing anxiety, stress, or having trouble falling asleep.

Get Earthed: 

Ever notice how you feel so energized and vibrant while walking on the beach? You probably attributed that to being on a beach vacation where your stress literally evaporated upon sinking your toes in the silky sand, inhaling that salty ocean air and soaking up some vitamin D elixir from the sun’s healing rays, right? Well that’s partially true. But there’s something else going on that’s creating this optimal state of health. What’s the magical ingredient? Electrons.

Our feet contain a rich, intricate network of nerves and acupuncture points and are especially adept at picking up free electrons from the earth’s surface. It’s called barefoot or caveman medicine, and walking barefoot – aka earthing or grounding – may be the easiest, simplest and cheapest way of shifting your body back to an optimal state of homeostasis and health.

The gist of the earthing theory is simply this: the earth is negatively charged, so when you ground, you’re connecting your body to a negatively charged supply of energy. And since the earth has a greater negative charge than your body, you end up absorbing electrons from it. These free electrons intercept the firestorm of free radicals (that create oxidative damage and inflammation) in our body and extinguish this fire. When you walk barefoot, you’re literally soaking up millions of electrons that decoagulate and detoxify your blood. So instead of your blood being all viscous and thick, like ketchup, it becomes free flowing, like red wine. Earthing also shifts the sympathetic nervous system back to the point where it has more tranquility, and clinical studies have shown that earthing helps with everything from inflammation to insomnia, and from autoimmune to heart disease.

HOW TO GET GROUNDED CONVENIENTLY? We don’t all have a the time or location to frolic on the beach daily…here are some easy alternatives.

In warmer weather, go barefoot.  Even concrete allows some of the earth’s energy through!

Swim in natural waters: rivers and lakes.

Take naps or read in nature, on nature: right on the sand or grass, no towel down, or against a tree.

As the weather turns colder, consider bundling up and finding some wet grass to walk on!  It feels great!  (Dew and rainwater have additional energy in them.)

In cold weather, use earthing tools: grounding sheets, pads, stickers, and shoes.

Stress tea

Eat Grounding Foods:

So when we think root chakra, we want to focus in on grounding. Adding in foods like: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, onions and garlic, and anything else that roots itself, can have a soothing effect for our root chakra.

Dandelion Root tea can be a great way to end a day that has left you feeling a little disconnected, and it’s caffeine free!

A healthy root chakra vibrates at the color red. Therefore, red foods provide the vibration needed to help balance the root chakra. Nutritionally, red foods usually have high levels of vitamin C–a nutrient utilized by several body parts that the root chakra oversees, like bones, teeth, skin and adrenals. Some red foods you could try are tomatoes, strawberries, apples, pomegranates and cherries.

Avoid Stimulants: 

Including caffeine, amphetamines, artificial colours and flavorings and sugar.

Herbs you can include:

Chamomile
Lavender
Ashwaganda
Holy Basil
Skull cap
Passionflower
Kava

Nutritional Supplements:

Magnesium
B complex

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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De-Stress Muscle Gel

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De-Stress Muscle Gel

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June, often the toughest month for Sydney siders. The chill and the wet rolls through and it’s the last month before the end of financial year!
There are a variety of management techniques that we are all aware of such as, consuming comfort foods (Check out the benefits of Bone Broth), some may enjoy a glass a red and other clinically proven techniques include exercise and meditation.
Our in-house masseuse, Tania Dobbie recommends Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel, “When you first smell this product, your natural reaction is to take a deeper breath, as the aromatic scent of the lavender and ginger essential oils blended together is perfect and so unexpected”.
Tania continues, “With winter well and truly here, everyone should have a tube of this in their cupboard. It is so versatile with its anti-inflammatory, decongestive and pain relieving benefits. This gel is perfect for chest colds, sports injuries and circulatory conditions.
The blend of lavender, black pepper and rosemary essential oils, effectively calm the nervous system and heal, while creating a wonderful therapeutic and sensory experience”.
When the gel is applied to the skin you will experience a light cooling sensation, as circulation to the muscle tissue increases the area will gently become warm.
An added benefit is that the non-greasy gel absorbs immediately into the skin and won’t stain your clothes.
Directions: Apply a small to your fingertips and apply directly to the skin.
For a more intensive treatment, apply a heat pack over the affected area.
Ladies who suffer from tired achy legs or feet, you can apply the gel directly over your panty hose or tights for instant relief!
Read other stress management techniques here
Aromatherapy Associates, De-Stress Muscle Gel:
De-Stress Muscle Gel
150ml $56
Aromatherapy Associates, De-Stress Muscle Gel is available from the Bondi Beach clinic. Make an appointment with Tania Dobbie:
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Fight Gravity: Liquid Face Lift

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Fight Gravity: Liguid Face Lift

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Collagen is made of proteins, containing a large amount of two amino acids hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine. These acids provide collagen with the flexibility and strength to hold the tissue and our organs together, and as we grow they continue to repair damaged cells.
Factors including, age, exposure to sunlight and free radicals effect the skin as collagen loses its elasticity and the production of cells decrease.
Another important protein for skin, found in the body is elastin. Elastin is responsible for allowing the tissues in the body to be stretched and contracted, like a rubber band.
Very much like collagen, elastin is plentiful and healthy in young skin, keeping the skin smooth and taut. Again, as we age, we produce less elastin and the elastin we do have begins to lose its ability to “snap back”, becoming permanently stretched.
This loss of collagen and elastin results in the sagging we see around the eyes, jawline and neck.
“The reason why we have nasolabial folds and jowls is due to volume loss, muscle weakening, ligaments weakening, bone resorption and GRAVITY! In a liquid face lift you are replacing the lost volume that can be caused by years of weight gain, weight loss and fat pads separating and general aging. Fillers and muscles relaxants are injected in areas which lift and recreate lost structure due to general aging” Says Hannah Blore, nurse Injector at Face Plus Medispa.
Prevention is key and avoiding the sun is one of the main factors that will assist in skin strength and resilience.
For those seeing the signs or have already lost volume and elastin in the above mentioned areas can explore the incredible treatment know as the “Liquid Face lift”. The injectable lifting treatment is often a combination of fillers and muscle relaxants into areas where there is a loss of volume.

Liquid Face Lift
This patient had dermal fillers in her lips and jaw.

Treatment areas:
Nasolabial folds: These folds appear due to volume loss in the mid face. Filler can be injected into the cheeks to lift off the nasolabial folds.
Jowls: Resorption of the bone at the jaw line angle is responsible for the development of jowls. Filler can be injected into the cheeks and/or the jawline to lift the skin causing the jowls around the jawline.
Around the eyes: A muscles relaxant and filler is injected into the temples and around the orbit of the eye. This will rejuvenate the eyes.
Eyebrows: In particular patients we can lift the brows with anti wrinkle injections. This is caused by an over active depressor muscle around the eye.
The price of a liquid face lift will vary from patient to patient. This price can be impacted by age, gender, volume loss and of course the treatable areas.
The Liquid Face Lift treatments are available from all three clinics, to book in a consultation:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Find out more about injectable treatments here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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De-Stress Muscle Gel

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De-Stress Muscle Gel

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June, often the toughest month for Sydney siders. The chill and the wet rolls through and it’s the last month before the end of financial year!

There are a variety of management techniques that we are all aware of such as, consuming comfort foods (Check out the benefits of Bone Broth), some may enjoy a glass a red and other clinically proven techniques include exercise and meditation.

Our in-house masseuse, Tania Dobbie recommends Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel, “When you first smell this product, your natural reaction is to take a deeper breath, as the aromatic scent of the lavender and ginger essential oils blended together is perfect and so unexpected”.

Tania continues, “With winter well and truly here, everyone should have a tube of this in their cupboard. It is so versatile with its anti-inflammatory, decongestive and pain relieving benefits. This gel is perfect for chest colds, sports injuries and circulatory conditions.
The blend of lavender, black pepper and rosemary essential oils, effectively calm the nervous system and heal, while creating a wonderful therapeutic and sensory experience”.

When the gel is applied to the skin you will experience a light cooling sensation, as circulation to the muscle tissue increases the area will gently become warm.
An added benefit is that the non-greasy gel absorbs immediately into the skin and won’t stain your clothes.

Directions: Apply a small to your fingertips and apply directly to the skin.
For a more intensive treatment, apply a heat pack over the affected area.
Ladies who suffer from tired achy legs or feet, you can apply the gel directly over your panty hose or tights for instant relief!

Read other stress management techniques here
Aromatherapy Associates, De-Stress Muscle Gel:
De-Stress Muscle Gel
150ml $56

Aromatherapy Associates, De-Stress Muscle Gel is available from the Bondi Beach clinic. Make an appointment with Tania Dobbie:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Fight Gravity: Liquid Face Lift

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Fight Gravity: Liguid Face Lift

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Collagen is made of proteins, containing a large amount of two amino acids hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine. These acids provide collagen with the flexibility and strength to hold the tissue and our organs together, and as we grow they continue to repair damaged cells.

Factors including, age, exposure to sunlight and free radicals effect the skin as collagen loses its elasticity and the production of cells decrease.

Another important protein for skin, found in the body is elastin. Elastin is responsible for allowing the tissues in the body to be stretched and contracted, like a rubber band.

Very much like collagen, elastin is plentiful and healthy in young skin, keeping the skin smooth and taut. Again, as we age, we produce less elastin and the elastin we do have begins to lose its ability to “snap back”, becoming permanently stretched.

This loss of collagen and elastin results in the sagging we see around the eyes, jawline and neck.

“The reason why we have nasolabial folds and jowls is due to volume loss, muscle weakening, ligaments weakening, bone resorption and GRAVITY! In a liquid face lift you are replacing the lost volume that can be caused by years of weight gain, weight loss and fat pads separating and general aging. Fillers and muscles relaxants are injected in areas which lift and recreate lost structure due to general aging” Says Hannah Blore, nurse Injector at Face Plus Medispa.

Prevention is key and avoiding the sun is one of the main factors that will assist in skin strength and resilience.
For those seeing the signs or have already lost volume and elastin in the above mentioned areas can explore the incredible treatment know as the “Liquid Face lift”. The injectable lifting treatment is often a combination of fillers and muscle relaxants into areas where there is a loss of volume.

Liquid Face Lift
This patient had dermal fillers in her lips and jaw.

Treatment areas:

Nasolabial folds: These folds appear due to volume loss in the mid face. Filler can be injected into the cheeks to lift off the nasolabial folds.

Jowls: Resorption of the bone at the jaw line angle is responsible for the development of jowls. Filler can be injected into the cheeks and/or the jawline to lift the skin causing the jowls around the jawline.

Around the eyes: A muscles relaxant and filler is injected into the temples and around the orbit of the eye. This will rejuvenate the eyes.

Eyebrows: In particular patients we can lift the brows with anti wrinkle injections. This is caused by an over active depressor muscle around the eye.

The price of a liquid face lift will vary from patient to patient. This price can be impacted by age, gender, volume loss and of course the treatable areas.

The Liquid Face Lift treatments are available from all three clinics, to book in a consultation:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

Find out more about injectable treatments here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Your Summer Body Made in Winter

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Your Summer Body Made in Winter

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There’s no doubting this recent cold snap has got me wanting to curl up in bed with a cup of hot chai and a bowl of crunchy double cooked Dutch cream potatoes. The mornings have been Arctic, as have the nights. It’s so easy to hit the snooze button on our alarms, to let comfort foods creep back into our diet, while our training programs slip out the door. The problem with that is, before we know it, Spring is upon us and we’ve stacked on way too much flab to fit into last year’s swimmers. So, how do you make sure that doesn’t happen?
If you’re not up to motivating yourself, allow me. Today?? Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at 8:34 am marks the Winter Solstice. This day is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than December’s Summer Solstice…If I’m not making myself clear, we have reached the half way mark and are officially on our way back to bikini season.
I’m a big fan of planning and lets face it, goals are much easier to nail when we have a plan. Set yourself up a calendar or space where you can count down the number of days until the first day of spring. If you can actually see the days ticking down, it will spur you on to plan your meals and get your training done.
 
Find a work out buddy!
There’s strength in numbers, the old saying goes, and that’s especially true when it comes to exercising. Fact; social support encourages physical activity.
 
Summer Body
Meal Planning
This is a bit of a no-brainer, but it should be a priority. A slamming booty starts in the kitchen, so plan ahead. While it may be tempting to crawl up under a blanket and order a takeaway, you’ll pay for it later. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about the occasional splurge like that, but don’t let the frequency get out of control. The 80/20 rule seems to work for me… be 100% disciplined 80% of the time and the 20% naughty won’t matter so much 🙂
 
Plan your training
Don’t let your training slide and get caught off guard by the arrival of warmer weather by setting yourself a good program to follow. If this means literally blocking time for “meetings” throughout your working week then do it!! When we’re about one month shy of spring, start incorporating a few more high intensity cardio sessions into your routine to help strip away any excess potatoes.
 
Summer Body
Stay hydrated
We tend to forget about H2O over the winter months. Our bodies still need lots of water to function properly, especially if you’re in an air-conditioned office all day. A lack of hydration can have some bad knock on effects that could be used as excuses not to train, like headaches, lethargy, poor concentration levels and thirst mistaken for hunger which can then lead to overeating. I try to have at least 1 L of herbal tea (non-caffeinated) per day in winter, either in a big flask if I’m on the move or by keeping a pot on my desk whilst I work. Not only are you hydrating but you are also receiving the healing power of plants, double bonus.
 
Juicing
Throughout winter I like to do a 3-5 day cleanse every 6 -8 weeks. I find it really keeps me in check with what I’m putting in and also gives the immune system a good shove. A juice cleanse is the perfect way to boost your detoxification systems, flush out toxins, hydrate your cells and nourish your body, and leave you feeling better than ever.
Stay in control over winter with these tips, and come spring, you’ll be ready to show off that hard earned summer body!
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Summer Glow: Recreate the Look

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Summer Glow: Recreate the Look

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As the temperate drops, our naturally obtained summer glow dissipate and the “tan in a can” becomes every gals BFF. You really have two options here, 1. Escape and travel to the Northern Hemisphere or 2. Follow Rowena’s tips and tricks to reclaim that summer glow! Option 2, might just allow you to escape momentarily!
Step by step:
• Prep and prime your skin to make sure your makeup has a hydrated and smooth base. Use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type and then apply a small amount of primer, about the size of a pea. Starting from the centre of the face and working outwards. The reason being, generally the T-zone is the oiliest part of the face.
• To achieve a natural glow to the skin use one pump of the Curtis Collection, Liquid Illuminator and mix this in with your foundation, this will give the skin a beautiful warm glow. Using the illuminator again, highlight your cheekbones by patting it onto the skin using your fingers or a sponge, also down the centre of the nose and slick it across your eyelids for a quick and simple eye look.
• Using a matte bronzer lightly contour your face for some definition.
• Following the bronzer, apply a blush that suits your skin tone from the apples of the cheeks and back towards the ears, above where you have just applied bronzer.
• Above the blush, apply a highlighter of your choice. Typically, to create a warm sun kissed glow you would want to use a golden or warm toned highlighter. Also apply the highlighter down the centre of your nose to give a natural glow.
If you would like to add the eyes- Rowena, Face Plus Medispa’s make-up artist recommends, keeping it simple for this look ìI love a bronze eyeshadow followed by lining the upper lash line with a dark brown liner. It gives the eyes definition without being as heavy as a black liner. Then apply a few coats of your favourite mascara, gorgeous long lashes will help to make your eyes look bigger.
These steps will allow you to create a natural and effortless look with out clogging the pores with fake tan!
Recommended products:
Summer Glow Illuminator
Victoria Curtis, Liquid Illuminator – $28
 
 
 
Summer Glow Bronzer
 

Victoria Curtis, Baked Matte Bronzer, Bronzed Goddess – $50

 
 
Summer Glow Shadow
 

Victoria Curtis, Velvet Shadow, Bronzed Beauty – $27.50

 
 
Summer Glow Liner
 

Victoria Curtis, Glide on Gel Eyeliner – $33

 
 
 
To make an appointment with our experienced #GlamSquad:
Rowena + Caterina
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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