Tired No More: Brow Lift

Zero recovery time with fewer risks, the liquid brow lift has quickly become one of the most popular non-surgical treatments on the market.

Patients seeking a liquid brow lift are looking to brighten the look of their eyes, lift and create an arch in their brows. This is an ideal procedure for young and active patients.
Clinical manager and expert injector, Jean-Charles Neveu-Collins, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Junction gives us the full low down:

Treatments such as muscle relaxant can de used as artistry to reshape eyebrows by lifting them.

To achieve an aesthetically pleasing outcome, the technique is an art form that must be carefully performed with precision.

Let’s just go back to the muscle anatomical basics. Muscles in our body only work one way, they contract, not push. Therefore, to enable our body movements, our muscles work by pairs. E.g. to lift our forearm up, we contract our biceps and the go the opposite way, we would contract the triceps.

The same principle applies for the muscles in out face. However, we have lot more muscles and more than one opposing muscles. This is why we have many different facial expressions to show different emotions.

This is also why; relaxing facial muscles for cosmetic purposes is a form of artistry. It is easy to freeze for the sake of “freezing wrinkles”, but the frozen “stunned deer in the headlights” is not a good look!

As a muscle is relaxed in the face, this allows the opposite muscle to either lift or drop, resulting in different cosmetic outcomes.

In the case of an eye brow lift, the muscles pulling the lateral brow down can be relaxed giving an eyebrow lift, but we can also change the shape of the brow, giving it a nice lateral flare.

As time goes by, natural facial changes occur and we lose facial volume in areas around the brow accentuating brow ptosis (drop). Treating that volume loss with hyaluronic acid dermal filler around the eye area, can restore a youthful appearance, opening the eye and lifting the brow.

The price of muscle relaxants vary between $5.50 (Dysport) to $16(Botox) per unit (Administered by nurse), quantity will vary from patient to patient, also effected overall treatment price.

Prices for fillers start at $490 per ml, the appropriate filler for the patient and the area will be used. Face Plus Medispa carry all fillers available in the market place.
Aquamid is available at Face Plus but can only be administered by Dr William Mooney.

Injectable 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.


Start with Skin: All about that… Base

We know how much everyone loves to wear make up!

The appearance and application of make up on the skin, is better when the canvas underneath is healthy and smooth.

Founder of Face Plus Medispa, Dr Mooney believes good, healthy skin is the key to youth and beauty.

Here are some tips from on achieving a clear, healthy complexion – 

• Exfoliate regularly
This will ensure an even make up application, that wears flawlessly on the skin without any trapped dead skin cells and oil blocking the pores. It is a good idea between make up applications to cleanse your make up brushes to stop cross contamination of bacteria potentially on the skin. * Never share your brushes.

• Do not squeeze!! – Conceal
Squeezing a black head or pimple, can rupture the follicle and spread the bacteria, traumatise the skin leaving the possibility of scarring and a delayed healing time.

• Mineral makeup is always better!
Cosmetic mineral makeup not only conditions, but it is free of talc, oils and dye, found in generic make up. It also is micronised; this allows a smooth application and allows your skin to breath.

* H20 + Sleep – stay hydrated, and get plenty of sleep to avoid dark circles, protect from UV damage and do not touch your face too often. Our hands carry microscopic bacteria that can cause breakouts and blemishes.

* 24 hours prior to a special occasion a PH balancing facial, hydrating mask and eye treatment in clinic or at home with sophisticated home care, will ensure that your skin canvas is perfectly primed and ready for that special occasion.
Recommended products:

Colour Science, Primer – $66

Dr Spiller, Jojoba Peeling Creme (Exfoliator) – $67

Victoria Curtis, Airbrush Finish Mineral Concealer (available in 3 shades) – $33

Beauty Chef, Hydration Inner Beauty Boost Elixir – $49.95

Select products available across all clinics:
Bankstown: 02 9796 0077
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Make an appointment with an Advanced Dermal Therapist:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

For more information on our makeup services, click here.


Eat and Glow: Can Food Help Dry Skin?

The winter months can be rough.

We are in the midst of the coldest and driest time of year and what’s also rough during these months is our skin! Skin is the body’s largest and fastest growing organ. It needs to be treated with love and care, especially during winter.

Here are some tips to help your skin stay hydrated and thrive!

Heal your gut

Your skin needs to be treated just like your stomach, they are synonymous!
Not the first time with spoken about this link, read here (Click here to read more about Bone Broth).

A clear connection has been shown between the gut microbiome and the skin, particularly with acne rosacea, eczema and dermatitis herpetiformis.

We must apply the rule of ingesting and applying real food ingredients into our stomachs and onto our skin, we must also understand how the foods we eat or may not eat enough of, can be effecting our skin health.

Digestive distress or nutrient deficiency can lead to dry skin, skin diseases, and skin disorders. Be sure to address your gut health; in effect, your skin will feel healthy, hydrated and more vibrant than ever before! Incorporating probiotic foods into your diet is a good place to start.

If you’re interested in reading up on ferments check out this book on the topic is ‘Wild Fermentation : The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods’ By Sandor Ellix Katz with a forward by Sally Fallon. This book is gold!

Herbal infusions

We need electrolytes to absorb water. We also need a proper balance of electrolytes to blood volume. Plain water is not absorbed through the gut very well, and it dilutes the blood volume to electrolyte ratio, so the body is constantly trying to get rid of it.

Herbal tea contains electrolytes, hence it is absorbed better and the body is not constantly trying so hard to balance the blood volume to electrolytes… You see what I’m getting at??!!

You’ve probably heard that you should drink enough water to hydrate your dry skin, and it’s true.

But better still you can boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions. An infusion with rose and marigold (calendula) is especially helpful for dry skin because of the plants’ moistening and healing properties.

Healthy Fats

Healthy fats and oils will add needed moisture to your skin, making it suppler.

A key component to healing your dry skin is to increase the amount of healthy fats (such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil) in your diet. In particular, medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil are easily digestible by the small intestine.

The Omega-3 fats in salmon reduce inflammation in the body, which can also reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnuts.

Eat Wholefoods

Have you noticed the connection between your skin and diet?? First and foremost, it is important to cut back on gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar in order to lower the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol and minimise inflammation.

By eliminating these items, it is crucial to stay satiated on plenty of antioxidants, zinc and collagen building proteins from fresh vegetables and fruit, nuts & seeds, high-quality meat & seafood and eggs.

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