The Mask: The Collagen Facial

From the age of 25 our skin starts to lose elasticity, firmness and fullness.

These factors can lead to sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. Environmental factors also impact the aging process or the breakdown of collagen such as UVA and UVB damage, smoking and free radical damage from pollutants.

Between the ages of 30 to 40 we really need to put in the work! Over the age of 50 and over 60, facials like the collagen facial, at home skin care and diet become increasingly important.

Check out our blog for natural plumping techniques (link- Click here to read more.).
An in clinic treatment we can’t recommend enough is the Collagen Facial!

This is one of our most luxurious anti-ageing facials we have available.

What does it do?
The supreme performance of the Collagen Fleece Mask will improve skin elasticity and restructure damaged skin.

How does it work?
We start by prepping the skin with a gentle cleanse and exfoliation, under steam. This super facial rebalances and rejuvenates the skins acid mantel. The facials active ingredients stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, naturally in the skin.

The high performance fleece mask containing collagen assists with the direct absorption of collagen directly into the skin.

Suitable for?
The Collagen facial is suitable for anyone wanting to rebuild the loss of collagen.
A not to be missed facial for anyone over the age of 50.
This facial is also great for sensitive skin.

How often?
For optimum results this facial should be performed at least once a month. This is treatment is particularly beneficial for anyone over the age of 50!

Book in a skin consultation with a Dermal and laser therapist at your nearest Face Plus Medispa clinic – 
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

Click here to find out more about our anti-acing facials


DIY: Home Spa Treatments

Give your skin a pick me up at home.

We understand that you can’t always make time to visit us so here are some treatments for you to try at home.

Treatments for dry skin – Can use a plant based oil underneath your moisturiser plant based oiled are similar to the natural sebum of the skin such oil are jojoba, avocado oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil. The Vitamin function oil by Dr Spiller is a great option as it contains jojoba oil, soybean oil, and antioxidants vitamin E, A & C to protect the delicate lipid barrier.

Treatments for oily or acne prone skin – The Hydro Peptide purifying mask is a great night time treatment. This mask contains purifying clays that helps to remove the build up of excess sebum on the skin, whilst providing the skin a surge of peptides and hyaluronic acid that help to firm and hydrate the skin.

The green tea assists in calming inflammation, helps to minimise the appearance of pores and clarifies the skin without drying. For best results “I suggest using after exfoliating. Apply once a week to highly congested skin and fortnightly to low to moderate skin” Yvonne Culhane, Advance Dermal Therapist, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Junction.

Treatments for combination skin – The Fresh & Fruit Mask by Dr Spiller provides the skin with energising fruit enzymes derived from pineapple, papaya and mango. This masks brightens and hydrates the skin, for best results apply for 10 to 20 minutes and use fortnightly.

Treatments for sensitive skin – Rolled oats are incredible for sensitive skin as they contain anti-inflammatory properties. Follow the package instructions and replace milk with coconut milk, for additional vitamins such as vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6.

Mix honey with the oats and apply the cold mix to your skin. This at home remedy will calm and protect the skin; this mask can be applied twice a week for optimum results.

Treatments for normal skin – Twice a week you can apply a tonic to your skin. Using a raw organic apple cider vinegar will help to regulate the flora in the skin. The vinegar has a brightening and gentle exfoliating effect on the skin. Once you have cleansed your skin, use about 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar on a cotton disc and apply to your skin.

Treatments for tired or aging looking skin – The key ingredients present in the Dr Spiller’s, Cellular Cream Mask assist in replenishing and toning the skin, giving a more youthful complexion.

Containing proteins, amino acids, phytonutrients the benefits of chlorella are far superior to those of spirulina. Chlorella detoxifies, reduces the free radical damage in the body, it regulates the cellular turn over improving the general skin texture, keeping it soft and supple

Treatment for pigmentation – Check out our blog Dark Circles: Top 5 ways to get rid of them FAST (Click here to read more) The treatments we recommend can be applied to other areas of the skin.

Product recommendations:

Hydro Peptide Purifying Mask

Vitamin Function Oil by Dr Spiller

Fresh & Fruit Mask by Dr Spiller

The Beauty Chef, Probiotic Skin Refiner

Dr Spiller’s Cellular Cream Mask

For a cosmetic consultation and in clinic treatment options call:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007


Snack Attack: When & What?

There are so many reasons why a healthy snack is great for you.

Planning two or three snacks a day, every 2.5 or 3.5 hours, can make the metabolism more efficient. Our body best performs when the blood sugar is kept level.

If the blood sugar in your body drops too low you will become lethargic and/or experience increased hunger. If it goes too high, your pancreas secretes insulin. Insulin brings the sugar level back down but this is primarily done by converting the excess sugar to stored fat.

Not snacking throughout the day will mean your blood sugar level will drop, “bad” snacking will cause a spike in your blood sugar.

The selection process –
When selecting a snack it should roughly be between 100 to 200 calories. Try carrying the pre planned snacks with you. Stock up on healthy snacks. Limit your consumption of high salt, fat and sugar foods

Our top 10 snacks –
Carrots with hummus

Cucumber with non fat cottage cheese

Cherry tomatoes

Berries, strawberries and blueberries

One egg, you can skip the yoke if you are being calorie conscious

Almonds, a small handful

Low fat yogurt

Tuna, a maximum of two to three times a week only

Protein shake, look for a low carb, low fat and low sugar

Protein Bar, look for a low carb, low fat and low sugar

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


Bend & Mend: Reflexology

Feet! They carry our body and it’s important we take care of them. 

Reflexology is the application of pressure to the reflexes on the feet and hands that correspond to the glands, organs, muscles and skeletal systems of the body.

When the reflexes are worked they affect the corresponding areas on the body. Reflexology is especially beneficial to those who have never received body work, have cancer or are pregnant. It is a non intrusive treatment that reduces stress whilst promoting relaxation.

Examining the chart is interesting, particularly for the feet. If you have a sore back, the arch of the foot is the spinal reflex and the outer edge of the foot is the side of the body.

If there a specific area that is of concern to you book in for a consultation.

Massage treatments are available from Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach, to book in a consultation:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

Click here to find out more about massage therapy.


Fit Foods: Get Marathon Ready

It’s running season, the chill in the air and everyone you know is training for the City to Surf.

Keeping motivated and training can be tough; we don’t have any advice for you! But we do have a few suggestions that might just keep you motivated to eat right and stay fit!

The Basics
Stay hydrated. If you’re training hard, on a regular basis we recommend you drink an extra litre of water an hour.
Avoid red meat and focus on eating fish, vegetables and carbohydrates.

Rest days or low intensity training days
If you have a reduction in training volume reduce the intake of carbohydrates. Only one meal a deal should be carbohydrate based, this can be either breakfast or lunch. To fight through the hunger pains on these days you can opt for a protein rich breakfast.

Meal plan suggestion (low intensity training day)
Breakfast: Vegetable frittata
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with quinoa and lentils
Dinner: Seared Salmon with grilled vegetables

Normal training days
On days you train over an hour or intermediate to high intensity training you should look to have two carbohydrate based meals on these days, we suggest breakfast and lunch. Opt for low GI meals and a moderate intake of protein within each meal.

Meal plan suggestion (Normal training day)
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with a side of spinach and a whole meal English muffin
Lunch: Grilled Chicken with buckwheat noodles dressed in soy sauce, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds
Dinner: Tuna and pumpkin salad

Heavy training days
Increase your carb in take, carbohydrates should be included in all of your main meals but aim to consume low GI carbs.

As you increase your carbohydrate intake limit fat, but a moderate protein intake should be maintained with each of your meals.
Avoid spices, garlic, onions, fatty foods and high fibre foods, these may cause gastrointestinal issues.

Meal plan suggestion (Heavy training days)
Breakfast: Granola with milk or yogurt (no sugar but maple syrup and coconut can be added)
Lunch: Creamy chicken and broccoli pasta bake (add cheese)
Dinner: Prawn, sweet potato & coconut curry.

Final words on fit foods

Pre plan your meals and set aside an hour a week and sort it out!

Don’t forget the importance of snacking. Planning your mealtimes are also vital to your training to ensure you body is properly fuelled for your training.

If you love to eat red meat, the slow cooker is your best friend.

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


We’ve Got it in the Bag: IV Infusions

Intravenous technology was first discovered in 1831 but was not widely utilised and available until the 1950’s.

Intravenous is a term that means “into the vein”. This treatment is commonly utilised in situations where patients require medication to be administered at a slow but constant rate or in emergency situations where the medication must be absorbed as quickly as possible.

Often the liver and stomach breakdown certain medications instead through this method the required medication can be given directly into the blood stream.
Five years ago we saw a growing interest in the “IV Hangover cure” amongst celebrities in London, New York and L.A.

What began as a hangover cure has transformed into a viable treatment technique for an array medical of issues and deficiencies. This technique is not in its infancy but new nutrient infusions are being developed to cure various ailments.

Dr William Mooney Founder of Face Plus Medispa “With IV therapy you skip something called ‘first pass effect’, which occurs when you eat something orally. Whatever is ingested has to go through customs, and customs is the liver.

Everything you eat meets the liver and the liver takes a lot of the veracity and efficaciousness out of oral vitamins. Vitamins A, D, E and K in particular are, for the most part, macerated by the time they get through the liver.”

“So using an IV means you can give an accurate dose that works on the target cells, which are the cells that need it, and then you can customise exactly what is administered according to what the patient needs”.

How does it work?
The process starts with a fluid substrate, 500mls to a litre of fluid is used, and that is dictated according to what the patient is treating.

“For example, if they are dehydrated, normal saline would be used. If they have overindulged then ‘dextrose’ would be used, which replaces the sugar because insulin changes when you have too much alcohol.

If they have been for a big run then something called ‘four percent and a fifth’ would be used, which is a combination of both re-hydration and sugar. Trace elements like calcium and zinc can be added for patients recovering from surgery or trauma.

Magnesium is great for patients who have undergone strenuous exercise. Vitamins B and C are great for treating jet-lag” Dr William Mooney, Founder Face Plus Medispa.
Face Plus Medispa’s most popular IV treatment would be the “Bondi Reboot”. With this treatment the patient receives a wonderfully energising mix of nutrients including Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Magnesium Sulphate and more!

In addition, the patient will also receive nasal delivery of oxygen and 20 minutes under the LED light therapy. Following this session, patients will leave more energised, hydrated, awake and skin will appear brighter and plumper.

“Always go to a credible doctor and check their qualifications, and avoid gimmicky ‘hangover clinics’ and those that come to your home — you need to be professionally supervised in a medical environment,” Dr Mooney said.

IV treatments are available at the following clinics, to book in a consultation with the onsite Doctor:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

Click here to find out more about injectable treatments.