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Don’t leave a man behind: Facials and Extractions

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We all know that it’s a bad idea BUT we all do it, were guilty of doing it to ourselves and we also attack our partners… PIMPLES!
Your pimples fall into two categories –
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1. Non-inflammatory: Also known as comedo, blackheads are pores that have filled up with an excess of oil and dead skin. The colour is caused by a build up of melanin pigment in the pore. Like blackheads, whiteheads is due to an over production of oil but unlike blackheads a whitehead is covered by a thin layer of skin, it remains white or a yellow tinge, the natural colour of the sebum as it has not yet been exposed to oxygen.
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2. Inflammatory: These appear when the body is fighting to contain an infection. These pimples will generally appear red and swollen.
Papules will vary in size and appear red or pink due to a slight inflammation. Papules are the result of an increase in oil and bacteria inside the pore trapped by dead skin cells. They are slightly inflamed as your body’s immune system fights the infection with white blood cells. Another form of inflammatory pimple is pustules, these form deeper inside the pore than the papules, but the cause and result are the same.
The most serious cases are cystic nodular acne. They are deep, painful and large due to the amount of pus present. If these are not treated correctly there can be permanent scarring.
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Extractions
Extracting a pimple at home is never a good idea. The only pimple that we would recommend you extract would be a white head, only if it needs to be! There are specific steps one should follow –
1. Cleanse the skin properly – make sure the area is clean and your hands are thoroughly clean.
2. Do not use your fingers! Use two cotton tips and rock and roll gently on either side of the visible pimple. If the pimple does not come out following this technique do not continue the extraction.
3. Once you have removed the pimple carefully disinfect the area and apply Dr Spiller, Roll on Acnoderm Gel 50ml ($99) to stop the pimple from becoming infected and it can also assist in killing the pimple off.
If the pimple is not extracted carefully and hygienically there is a risk of spreading the infection to other areas and scarring.
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What we can do in clinic
In clinic we are able to complete extractions and other medical grade treatments to ensure the pimple and breakout area never returns again.
If you have already done damage this too can be repaired with LED light therapy or other laser treatments.
For patients who are suffering a breakout and require extractions the best facial is the Dr Spiller, Enzyme Facial with extractions. Click here to find out more.
Want to find out more about our facials? Read here
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
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Product of the Week: The Sensitive Guy

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Product of the Week: The Sensitive Guy

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Sensitive skin can be tough to manage, marketing messages can be confusing, overwhelming and make us give up on caring for our skin.
Here are the only four products you need to use on your face, daily.
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1. Dr Spiller, Sensitive Aloe Cleansing Gel: $68
The key role of a cleanser is to clean and balance the skin. This is particularly important for people with sensitised skin. This water-soluble foaming cleansing gel opens the pores for a gentle, deep cleansing to thoroughly remove impurities, excess oil and for those who do wear it, make up.
In the shower, morning and night simply apply a small amount to your face and neck , work it in, till it lathers and finally rise it all off.
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2. HydroPeptide, Eye Authority: $120
Eye cream is should be an integral part of any skincare regime, man or woman. Once you have dried your face pump out a small amount of eye cream, about half a pea size and apply around the eye and on the eye lid. The amount you have pumped out is enough for both eyes. Apply this cream day and night!
If you need a step by step guide for eye cream application check out our blog  – What cream? Eye cream and how to apply it

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3. Dr Spiller, Sensitive Beauty Day: $97

A repairing cream that will help soften the skin whilst providing powerful antioxidants you skin needs.  The green tea extract is the main ingredient that reverses the effects of UV damage. Apply this right on top of the eye cream, day and night.
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4. Sunscreen!!! Actinica Lotion SPF 50+: $55
We recommended the Actinica lotion here but any store bought 50+ sunscreen will do the trick. Mornings only, apply the sunscreen liberally all over the face, neck and ears on top of your moisturising cream.
That’s it tough guy! Keep up this regime and we will have you looking younger in no time!
Have a few other skin concerns or would like to purchase any of the products mentioned in this blog? Call your nearest clinic:
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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Wellness

In the bin: Foods all men should avoid

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In the bin: Foods all men should avoid

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It’s true when they say men are from Mars and women are from Venus. This weeks blog will cover foods that men should avoid.
Both men and women are constantly exposed to unnatural ingredients that would not have been available in over the decades. These foods effect the males hormone, immune system, blood pressure and overall heart health.
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Saturated fats:
This should be high on your list of foods to avoid. Eating too much is associated with a variety of health problems including heart disease and stroke. The following food should be minimal in your dieting fatty meats, dairy products and processed meats. Omega-3 fats are a great alternative and can be found in fatty fish, fish oil and flax seed oil.
Another more healthier alternative is monounsaturated fats, this can be found in olive oil, canola oil and walnuts. Other forms of vegetable oils are high in polyunsaturated fats and should also be avoided.
Message about excessive salt consumption.
Sodium:
We all need sodium, the issue is that we are consuming an excessive amount of sodium. Too much sodium leads to an increase risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and high blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is 120/75 or lower consistently, there is no evidence that you need to monitor your sodium consumption. If it is high you should monitor and be cautious of the types of food you are choosing to eat and avoid any canned products, boxed or frozen meals, variety of cheese, soft drinks and fast food/chain.
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Trans fats:
Some cities across America have banned trans fats  but it is still widely found in commercially produced foods and deep fried foods.
Level s of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol are raised in the blood level, this contributes to fatty deposits in our arteries which leads to heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
You will find that store purchase cookies, chips, snack foods and cakes include trans fats such as hydrogenated oil and should be avoided.
We have saved the most concerning till last…
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Soy:
Soy food is promoted as a health food and due to it’s high protein it is becoming increasingly popular. There are two key components to the soy protein, genistein and daidzein, they closely resemble the female hormone estrogen which causes the male hormones to become unbalanced.
Studies have found that a high soy intake impacted on the sperm count, lowered testosterone, erectile dysfunction and development of breast tissue.
In some cases when the soy protein intake had ceased the demasculinising and feminising effects did not reverse.
If that doesn’t convince you to stop the soy lattes, we don’t know what will!
A note for mothers, the demasculinising effects can start from infancy! In some countries, including Australia it is officially recommended against soy based baby formulas.
This we know you don’t want to hear but alcohol consumption should be lowered as it reduces the secretion of testosterone. We will leave you on this note!
Snacking can be the worst part of planning your daily meals and avoiding the above can be a challenge. Read out blog about the best snacks and how often you should be snacking. Click here to read more.
 
To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
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Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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