Blue Steel: Facial Fillers

How to achieve luscious lips that fit your face. 

There is nothing we all hate more than those who pout their lips out to create fullness in photographs, if you’re a culprit we’re here to tell you, you don’t have to fake it anymore! Condescending? Sorry!

We’re not here to say that you MUST get it done if you always pout your lips out but we are here to educate and dispel myths you may have heard. Here are the main reasons why people are often slow to get fillers:

A full ml of filler can cost between $490 to $790. On average, we see our patients returning every 6 to 12 months for a top up.

If you frequently top up your filler, you will need to come in less often, unless you want to gain additional volume. If this is out of your budget, what can we say but pout away!

Many are afraid of the needle when they first have injectables. Following the treatment patients wonder what took them so long to have it done.

The prick of the needle lasts no more than 2 to 3 seconds. When we allocate 45 minutes for your appointment time this is to ensure that you understand the treatment process.

The time it takes to inject is often shorter than your whole consultation! Read about our consultation process here

We get this one a lot “Will my husband/boyfriend notice?”, they usually notice your lips and rarely other areas.

If done well, there should be a gradual change and not a dramatic change. For those who have thin lips that wish to achieve subtle volume it takes a few appointments to achieve the final outcome.

Often patients are afraid of what the outcome will look like. Patients sometimes asked “what if it’s too big?” or “what if they’re not big enough?”, there are solutions for both. If you believe they are too big then we use a product called “Hylase” to dissolve some of the product to minimise the amount of filler present.

If the injectable area isn’t quite as big as you had hoped, we can always inject more!

We have seen many patients walk through the doors and tell us they had wished they had visited us from the beginning.

Make sure you find a reputable clinic, visit a place your friends, family or acquaintances have seen great results.

Check out their social media platforms, read their reviews and book in a consult to see if they feel right. Follow us on Instagram 

We’re not going to sugar coat this part. Everyone swells following their appointment, you won’t see your final results till about 7 days, this is why almost everyone comes back to their complimentary follow up appointment wanting a little more.

Bruising, if you easily bruise, there is a chance you may bruise. Our injectors are highly skilled and will do everything in their power to ensure there is minimal bruising.

We have left the most common till last. The fear of needle and the pain are two different things. People believe because something is being injected it will be painful. For many a bit of ice to mildly numb the area is enough but we can take many other measures.

Face Plus Medispa have created a highly potent topical numbing cream that is not available anywhere else. The nurse will apply the cream to the area prior to the treatment and not treat until the area is numb.

Another favourite among some pain fearing patients is the happy gas! We will only provide the gas if deemed necessary during the process, the nurse will make this decision.
You can read about the variety of filler options here

We hope that we have put your pouting, minds at ease and visit us for a consultation.
Check out our results from injectable fillers here

For a cosmetic consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Tighten, Glow and Lift: Power Lift

The advanced ultra-rich moisturiser “Power Lift” by HydroPeptide does exactly what it says.

The Power Lift targets ALL visible signs of aging and quenches dry skin, the cream includes a blend of peptides (read more about what peptides are here ), antioxidants, and skin brighteners.

HydroPeptide have also carefully selected hydrating elements, including pineapple ceramides, multi-task by attracting moisture to the skin’s surface and sealing in the hydration.

Pineapple ceramides also increase skin cell turnover and improves the barrier function. Thanks to this element your skin will appear brighter, smoother and more hydrated.

The Power Lift contains 5 peptides:
Retinoic like

Preservative Peptides
These peptides activate both the keratinocytes and fibroblasts strengthening the Dermal Epidermal Junction (DEJ), increase elastin production and restructuring, reduces repetitive muscle contractions, increases collagen production and reduces melanin production.

The peptides increase skin firmness and fights against sagging, increases elasticity, softens expression lines, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes radiance.

Other features Chilean boldo tree, bearberry, vitamin C and liquorice. These elements are antioxidants that inhibit melanin production, revealing a more radiant and even skin tone.

The complete hydration created by shea, hyaluronic acid, rice bran and ceramides work as emollients, humectant, occlusive and ceramides providing immediate hydration relief, absorb moisture, seal in the moisture and act as a glue to skin.

The Power Lift is appropriate for all skin types, normal to dry and aging skin. Specifically designed for those that prefer richer hydration.

The Power Lift can be used day and night. At night for a rich hydrator and a face lift in the morning as a lighter hydrator.
Power Lift, Advanced Ultrarich Moisturiser, $145

For a skin and cosmetic consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Get her look: How we got the Albus Luman girls catwalk ready

On  Monday 15th of May 2017, we had the honour of working with one of Australia’s leading brand, Albus Luman.

When they asked us to get their models for the runway we were thrilled and ready to take on the brief!

The brief was they wanted a simple, beautiful and most important a natural look.
The brief was something we deliver on a daily basis to all of our patients, healthy, natural and beautiful skin, so we knew this was something we could bring on the day!

As many of you would know behind the scenes of a fashion is busy and you have a limited time, especially during fashion week.

Working with the wonderful team at Omnilux and HydroPeptide we decided to keep the entire treatment simple and consistent.

This is what we did:
1. Majority of the models arrived with no makeup. For those who did have make up on we did a quick cleanse with the HydroPeptide, 5x Power Peel. You can read about the product here

5x Power Peel, 30 treatment pads, $99.00

2. We also made the decision that we would place all models under the Revive, Omnilux light. The Revive is the red coloured light and stimulates cellular activity. As cellular activity increases cells become more permeable and responsive to exogenous factors.

Blood flow increases, leading to greater tissue oxygenation and detoxification. Skin appears clearer with less fine lines, is plumped up and hydrated.

The response is immediate and all models had plump, bright and glowing skin!
The light treatment takes a total of 20minutes.

3. Followed by the light we applied HydroPetide, Soothing Serum. The Soothing Serum promotes an even complexion, minimises redness, hydrates and moisturises the skin while forming a protective barrier.
Soothing Serum, $199

4. Lastly, the models received a final boost with the HydroPeptide Power Lift. You can read more about this incredible product here. Whilst providing immediate hydration the cream reveals more radiant and even toned skin.
Power Lift, Advanced Ultrarich Moisturiser, $145

For lasting and optimum results, we recommend a total of six (6) light treatments to our patients.
In addition to the red light we also offer the Yellow and Blue light. Find out what these light target here

For your very own tailored package or a skin and cosmetic consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Transition: A change in season

Change is a constant in life.

Weather we like it or not, everything has its season – literally, and figuratively.

Summer gives way to Winter. Friendships come and go. Relationships flourish and fall apart. You move away from your family home, or leave your first ever job, or swap degrees.

We age. Our bodies change, our face changes, life changes. It’s Yin and Yang. Balance. You cannot have a rainbow without the rain.
Many people struggle with change – a lot of the time because it is usually something we have no control over.

This can be hard – as we are conditioned to think we should have a solution for everything. A lot of us thrive on control – so when that is taken away from us, we suffer. How can we fix this? Can’t things just go back to the way they used to be?

When we learn to embrace change – no matter how challenging it may be – we flow with life, and things become a lot easier. Lighter, even. That is not to say all change will be easy: there will be moments where life throws you for a six and you can barely keep up. But being able to relax into the change can do far more good than harm.

As the cooler weather arrives on our doorstep, symbolising a change in weather, here are some simple ways to embrace life changes as they may arise for you:

Zero expectations
It is time to release expectations. And that goes for pretty much all areas of your life. Hear me out – when we expect something to go a certain way (like getting that promotion, or buying our dream home, for example) we can feel extremely disappointed when things don’t go according to plan.

I teach my clients all the time to start to notice expectations as they pop up in relationships – do you expect people in your life to behave a certain way? And when they don’t, do you get disappointed?

Same goes for life in general – of course, work towards your dreams, set goals and visualise. But don’t place value on whether you actually get there or not – this expectation can ruin what is an amazing journey, regardless of the end goal or not. Release expectations and watch you flow with life as it grows and changes.

Breathe through it
Some life changes can be challenging. A relationship ending. Losing a job. A loved one getting sick. In times like these, remember that this too shall pass.

Remember that everything that has ever happened to you in your life, regardless of the good or bad, has lead you here. You have survived it. And probably learned a lot along the way.

When change arises that leaves you feeling uncomfortable, breathe through it. Pause and connect with your breath. This will bring you back to the present moment, where change does not exist.
Read about the healing art of yoga here

Be honest with how you are feeling
Change can be exciting and fun – like moving to a new city, starting a new relationship or packing your bags and travelling the world. It can also feel overwhelming, especially when you really feel that nothing is in your control.

When intense emotions arise, sit with them. Too often we try to run from feelings like anger or stress or overwhelm, when in fact suppressing these emotions do more harm than good. Be honest with how the change is impacting you.

Write about it in your journal, to get out of your head. Talk to a friend or mentor about it. Scream into a pillow, go for a big walk, or practice anything that helps emotion move through you.
Read our simple tips on managing your anxiety here

Remember everything happens for a reason
Think about a time in your life where change happened. Reflect on how you got through it. Chances are you didn’t see it at the time, but it lead to something far better or a real lesson learned. When I was made redundant from my corporate role, I felt lost and unsure of what was next.

The change was dramatic, quick and scary. On reflection though, it lead me to my dream job, being able to help hundreds of people around the world on their own self love journeys and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Everything truly happens for a reason. Remind yourself this when change next rears its head in your life.
Read our self-love blog here

What is a recent life change that has happened in your life, and how did you deal with it?

To make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]