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Products

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Sunscreen


It’s only natural that we want to soak up the glorious, Australian sun!

Here are some tips to follow when looking for a face specific sunscreen. Depending on your skin types and concerns the sunscreen selected will vary.

Patients prone to sun spots and freckling, must be using a “PHYSICAL” sunblock i.e. a zinc, as it will repel ALL of the UVA and UVB.

Chemical based sunscreens will still draw the heat into the skin still producing freckles and additional pigmentation.

All those who suffer from melasma a physical, zinc based sunscreen is highly recommended.

Chemical based sunscreens will suit most skin types and those seeking to gain a tan with sun protection.
Please keep in mind, sunscreen must be reapplied according to product instructions.

What comes first sunscreen or moisturiser?
The moisturiser is applied first to ensure the PH level in the skin is balanced and 

Face Plus Medispa offer a range of daily Sunscreens:

HydroPeptide, Solar Defense: Anti-Wrinkle, SPF 30: $69, 50ml
Acai, Green Tea, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, Galanga, Titanium Dioxide 2.5%, Zinc Oxide 6% – This non-greasy sunscreen self-adjusts to the colour of your skin tone offering flawless coverage, while anti-aging ingredients hydrate, protect and help clarify the skin.

Omniderm, Sun Protect SPF 30 with ZINC: $49, 125ml
This weightless, non-whitening mineral formulation with added vitamin E is chemical filter free. Certainly appears to tick all of the boxes! Reapply every two hours.


ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Hydrating, $69, 100ml

This is a high protection sunscreen cream, broad spectrum UVA/UVB with moisture boost complex . This sunscreen helps fight the visible signs of premature skin ageing and is ideal for normal to dry skin. Reapply every two hours.

ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Mattifying, $69, 100ml
With mattifying agents this sunscreen is a high protection sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. This cream is perfect for normal, dry or oily skin. Reapply every two hours.

ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Sheer Tint, $69, 100ml
with a hint of colour this broad spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection. A fast absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to help reduce the signs of premature skin ageing. Reapply every two hours.

Actinica, Liposomal Sunscreen, SPF 50: $40, 80g net lotion
When applied 20minutes before sun exposure the lotion may help prevent premature skin aging and assist in preventing some skin cancers.

The Actinica lotion is suitable for all skin types and contains moisturising properties to help improve skin texture.
Would you like to actively work to lighten your pigmentation? Read more here
Check out our make up tips here for covering up pigmentation here

All sunscreen products are available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

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Treatment

Camera Ready: The Top 5 Treatments for Spring Racing Season

Selfie season is upon us and now is the time to get your self photo ready.

Here are the top 5 in clinic treatments :
Muscle Relaxants
Face Plus Medispa offer two types of muscle relaxants, Dysport ($5.50 per unit) and Botox ($16 a unit). Muscle relaxants treat a long list of concerns fine lines, wrinkles, hooded eyelids, a gummy smile, migraines, teethe grinding or  clenching jaw and of course sweating – read more here

Fillers
Smiling and selfies go hand in hand and with the help of fillers Face Plus Medispa can lift that smile to the next level. Face Plus Medispa carry all fillers available on the market and the nurses have not met a lip they couldn’t treat, here are some amazing before and afters!

Dermal fillers are also used to lift and turn back the clock, read more here and here
Not quite ready for the injectables? Try these on for size…

Dr Spiller, Enzyme Facial
The hot sun, fake tan and amazing make up on event days can be harmful for the skin. The Dr Spiller, Enzyme facial exfoliates, moisturises and the perfect facial before any event as there is ZERO DOWNTIME! Read more here

HydroPeptide, Anti-wrinkle Facial
We know how important zero downtime and results driven facials are to you. The HydroPeptide, Anti-wrinkle facial ticks all of those boxes whilst providing smoother, brighter and healthier looking skin after just one treatment! The skill will not flake or require any downtime.

This treatment is also great to minimise acne scares, nourish aging hands, dry feet and elbows, and to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

The Bondi Reboot, IV treatment (Currently only available from our Bondi Beach clinic)
The events are endless from here on in! We all love a quick fix this time of year and don’t have the luxury to stay in bed all day to recover from a late night or stressful day. Read here for that quick fix solution

Book in a consultation at your nearest clinic :
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

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Beauty

Get Lippy: Spring lip shades

Give your pout the ultimate combination of colour hydration with smooth application that is long lasting. 

Curtis Collection By Victoria is a 100% Australian owned boutique makeup brand, offering a prestige line of professional cosmetics.

Here are some must have lipsticks for this spring:

Lipstick:

Pure pleasure: peachy shade to open the Spring with a feminine touch

Socialite: Coral shade, always a season for Coral

Allure: Nothing says spring more like a bright, fun fuchsia lip
Glam it up for every occasion with this sophisticated collection of chic lipstick shades! From ravishing reds to baby doll pinks and shimmering corals, glam up every outfit with one of our iconic shades!! Colour block like the A-List with this collection of creamy, smooth and metallic hues!

The complex blend of antioxidants and nourishing ingredients provides the ultimate nourishing sensation for your lips and delivers long lasting colour brilliance! The creamy, hydrating formula, glides on silky smooth in a variety of shades that will compliment your entire wardrobe!

•Long wearing formula

•Bright bold colour selection

•Smooth creamy finish

Lip Velvet:

Pink truffle: not a nude, not a brown, just something in between perfect for the season. Serious statement lips! Introducing a long wear liquid lipstick like no other. Experience intense, long lasting colour that combines the full coverage of a lipstick with the ease of gloss.

The luxurious velvety texture, made with advanced polymers, delivers rich lasting colour in a single sweep. Super hydrating and super pigmented – this luscious formula will stay in place all day!

•Provides a modern matte finish

•Revolutionary, long wearing formula that does not bleed or feather

•High Impact

•Paraben Free

•Gluten Free

•Vegan Friendly

Gloss:

Goddess: a sheer, moisturising peachy shade that would suit everyone
Make a statement with this one of a kind, super lustrous gloss! Pure luxury, luminous colour and opulent shine in range of dazzling shades!

This unique glistening formula, delivers magnificent colour intensity with a hint of sophisticated shimmer and pearlised shine! This highly pigmented, non sticky gloss contains ultra hydrating ingredients that moisturise and protect lips for a full, soft and luscious pout!

•Long lasting, Non Sticky formula

•High impact and high shine

•Amazingly rich, brilliant colour

•Paraben Free

Want to find out more about Curtis Collection by Victoria look at our other products here. 

Curtis Collection by Victoria is available from the following clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077

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Wellness

Heal: The healing art of Yoga Therapy

Why choose Yoga?

It is well known that yoga benefits the mind, body and soul, improving one’s strength, flexibility, tone and peace of mind.

But, there’s a common misconception that yoga is only for the fit and able. The fact is that absolutely anyone can practice yoga and benefit from its therapeutic aspects – even someone with severe physical restrictions.

What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy encompasses a lot more than the postures and common sequences offered at gyms and yoga studios. In fact, it has been used for centuries for the recovery and healing of a variety of ailments and conditions.

How does Yoga Therapy differ from yoga?
Yoga Therapy is typically conducted one-on-one and more closely resembles an appointment with a physiotherapist or rehabilitation therapist than a typical yoga class.

The yoga therapist will holistically assess the health and needs of the client and then prescribe a practice that takes into account the client’s condition, strengths, weaknesses, personality and goals.

This practice will be personally tailored to assist the individual in managing their condition, reducing their symptoms, restoring balance, increasing vitality and improving their outlook. It will incorporate a unique combination of yogic tools, such as postures or movements (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (including visualisation or yoga nidra), chanting, mudras and self-reflection.

In addition to yogic practices, the Yoga Therapy session may also include lifestyle counselling and dietary advice.

Where can Yoga Therapy help?
Yoga Therapy can help with a wide range of conditions from chronic fatigue to hormone imbalances, obesity related problems and fertility.
It provides integrated recovery from common muscular-skeletal ailments and conditions such as chronic back pain (including bulging, herniated, slipped or prolapsed discs), joint injuries, scoliosis, arthritis, osteoporosis and more.

It also offers comfort to people with acute debilitating or terminal diseases. Cancer patients suffering from ongoing nausea, weakness and severe fatigue as a result of chemotherapy or radiation have found that a gentle set of therapeutic yoga poses geared for their condition has helped provide relief.

Not only does Yoga Therapy help remove toxins, it can also can help dissipate tension and anxiety, enabling patients to enjoy a greater sense of ease and wellbeing.

People with mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and agoraphobia, have also found Yoga Therapy helpful in alleviating symptoms and restoring balance, harmony and joy to everyday life.

Yoga Therapy is able to increase alpha brain wave activity, lower blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, metabolic rate, oxygen consumption and anxiety, and produce a greater sense of wellbeing.

Over time, practitioners develop an ability to shift into a more relaxed state in the midst of stressful situations.
Find more stress relieving techniques here

Why choose Yoga Therapy over other physical therapies?
There are three key aspects of Yoga Therapy that set it apart from many other physical therapies:

  • Its holistic approach
  • Its focus on linking breath-work and mindfulness in each moment, or movement, encouraging peace and equanimity
  • The way in which it releases and liberates the mind and emotional state while restoring the physical body

In certain situations, for example when a client is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, the therapist may suggest that the entire practice consist only of breath awareness and visualisation.

Such work has shown remarkable results in allowing the body’s innate intelligence to shift and release the stagnant blockages.

Original blog can be found here

Need some assistance releasing the body from the tension and stress? Book in a massage with our master Massage therapist, Reiki Healer, Tania Dobbie:
Bondi Beach: 8897 0077

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Treatment

Gobble Wobble: Titan Skin Laser

Titan uses bulk deep tissue heating to tighten and sculpt treated areas.

Loose skin occurs due to aging, loss of fullness and weight in various areas of the body.

Loose skin on the face is a difficult area to correct even with surgery. If you’re in search of a non-surgical solution to turn back the clock, we’ve got just the treatment for you. 

Titan Laser is a skin tightening treatment that works by introducing infrared light to aging, sagging skin, it penetrates the epidermis and boosts the collagen production.

Read more about the importance of collagen here

Titan Laser usually requires little to no healing time and does not carry the same kind of side effects that are common with other types of cosmetic surgery.

Unlike radiofrequency (Thermage) treatments, the infrared light that is dispensed during a Titan treatment does not penetrate the skin at the same depth. The infrared light stimulates new collagen growth deep beneath your skin’s surface. The heat from the laser caused immediate collagen contraction resulting in tighter skin.

Loose skin along the jawline, doubles chins; abdomen and arms are the most successful areas to treat. All skin types, all ages, men and women can all be candidates for this treatment.

As the Titan Laser pulses the patient will feel a brief heating sensation. Some patients choose to take a mild pain reliever prior to the treatment. Following the treatment there may be some redness and swelling in the treated area. Both symptoms will disappear within a few hours.

Depending on the area of treatment and skin some patients will see results immediately following one treatment. Most patients will see gradual results following three treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart, as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.
Want to know more? Read here

The Titan treatment is currently available from our Bondi Junction clinic
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411