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Treatment

Smooth and Tighten: Transformation by Injectables

 

“Holy Grail” to reverse signs of ageing at Face Plus.

Remember that smooth tight healthy skin when you were 18? Remember how you never really appreciated it?

At Face Plus Medispa, we really do believe in keeping it natural. Only fill or lift to your former glory and no one will even know you’ve had anything done.

Injectables have come a LONG way, gone are the days where people look like cats and could hardly move their face!

Muscle relaxants can be used to treat a number of aging concerns and of course reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you missed it, check out a Q&A with Nurse Jasmine re: muscle relaxants here

There are a variety of fillers available at Face Plus Medispa. Some specifically designed for the lips or the tear throughs. When it comes to lips the filler will depend on the look the patient wants to achieve, you can read about the fillers in depth here

We have had a unique filler for tear trough available at face Plus for quite some time now but what we love about this filler is, that it now only fills but it works to repair the skin below the surface. We love a two for one!

We had always been told there is nothing that can be done for the neck; the sagging skin, those pesky neck lines and the double chin!

The sagging appearance of skin and neck lines can now be treated with a filler product we call “The Beauty Boost”, like all HA fillers this too is not permanent but like the tear trough filler mentioned above, it works below the surface of your skin! Read about the treatment here 

As for the double chin, the “Belkyra” injectable treatment is worth it’s hype. Some may think, why go through three injectable sessions when I can just have one session of “Submental Liposculpture” with Dr William Mooney?

There are a few great reasons! Firstly, this injectable treatment works to tighten your skin as well as dissolve the fat, in a non-invasive procedure that involves zero scarring and head garment is not needed either. It works by permanently destroying the fat cells located under the chin.

Belkyra is not designed for those who are overweight or obese, it is perfect for those who are fit and healthy but are unable to lose that stubborn pocket of fat under the chin.
We have conducted our own trials in house and will share the results in another blog.

Injectables are not your only option when targeting all signs of aging. Peels and home care is a must for anyone over the age of 30. Our most popular range of peels are the Herbal Phyto Peels. These peels are tailored to each individual and their skin concerns, read more here 

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

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Products

Silky: Dr Spiller, Silk Complex


Investing in your skin is important at all stages of your life.

Your skin is mainly responsible for providing a more youthful and healthy appearance.

If wrinkles and fine lines are listed in your main concerns it’s time to take some action with the Dr Spiller, Silk Complex moisturising cream.

The silk complex cream is a visibly lifting and firming luxury 24-hour cream with silk peptides designed to restore the appearance of volume and contour to the skin.

Key ingredients
Silk protein, promote increased hydration and infrastructure for a firmer complexion. Silk contains seresin and fibroin proteins rich in biomimetic serine and glycine amino acids found naturally in NMF and collagen to visible support skin’s structure and form.

Hyaluronic acid, binds its own weight over 1,000 times in water for long lasting, hydration. Naturally found in the dermis it rapidly increases hydration and the appearance of the skin’s volume.

Sunflower oil is a nourishing botanical oil rich in triglcerides, fatty acids, lecithin, wax, esters, squalene and vitamins D, E and K.

Aloe Vera, an organically sourced, intensive moisturiser and an antioxidant rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and zinc.

Bamboo, red cedar and cats claw botanical antioxidants rich in polyphenolds, flavonoids, tannins and vitamins B2 and B6 and zinc.

Essential oil blend including patchouli, coriander seed, citrus blend and lavender rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and beta carotene to revitalise, refresh and tone the complexion.

Retinyl palmitate a derivative of Vitamin A that helps renew the appearance of the skin. An effect antioxidant that boosts the activity of vitamins C and E.

Vitamin E a potent antioxidant, naturally secreted by the sebaceous gland for environmental moisture protection.

Octyl methoxycinnamate a non-irritating sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

The potent mix of antioxidant and vitamin cocktail visibly restores moisture and repairs the skin.

Used daily in the morning and evening after cleaning and toning, apply a pearl sized amount of Silk Complex evenly to the face and neck areas.
Dr Spiller, Silk Complex, $330

The Dr Spiller range is available across all clinics. Call your nearest clinic for a full skin assessment:
Call: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]

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Beauty

Take cover: Wrinkle Schminkles

Aging, it happens to all of us.

Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable and there is no cure but we can certainly try and hide and camouflage!

Prevention and care is key; a good skin care regimen is important and is more important than make up.

When the skin is looking and feeling great less make up is required.

Items that should be a part of your skin care regime:
1. SPF sun block, this is so important for many reasons. You can read why here

2. Cleanser, there are many cleansers available at Face Plus Medispa but our number one choice for aging skin is the HydroPeptide, Exfoliating Cleanser

3. Toner, they can be quite harsh and aging skin is finer and should be aware of all of the ingredients in the bottle. We recommend another great product from the HydroPeptide range, Pre-Treatment Toner 

4. Serums, they’re all the rage and for good reason! The serums available are endless and it’s important to find the one right for you! Check out some options here

5. Moisturising creams are also never ending, so many promises yet a lot of them don’t deliver. We have a few options that target a variety of concerns. A skin assessment will best determine which cream is most appropriate for you, in the meantime check out some of our options here 

If you have already taken the steps to keep your skin in great shape, good on you!

Here are your key make up tips:

1. Primer makes a difference when you use it as a base before applying makeup. When you’re trying to cover up or lessen the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles a silicone based primer will help fill in the small imperfections.

When using a primer you will find the end result smoother.

2. Believe it or not going a little darker in your foundation can help camouflage the wrinkles and lines.

3. If you have dry skin, avoid powder. This will often magnify your lines and opt for cream based foundations.

4. Make your lips or eyes the focal point. Draw the attention to where you want them to look!

Don’t get too hung up on all of this though, read our wellness blog, Through the ages here for that little confidence boost you might require.

For a, thorough consultation with an experienced team member:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Wellness

Lines of time: Through the ages

 

Is society’s view on ageing unhealthy?

Today’s my Mum’s birthday. In her late fifties, she bemoaned the fact to me this week: “I’ve had enough birthdays, they just remind me that I am getting old.”

This made me sad – anyone who knows my mum, knows she is a beautiful woman, hardly looks her age (not that it even matters if she did) and has a kind heart and loving soul.

But for her, her birthday just symbolised ageing- rather than a time to celebrate being grateful for another year on this Earth we have been gifted with.

When I look at my Mum I see a lifetime of memories – first day of school drop off, home cooked meals, arguments through my teenage years, a mix-match of the good and bad, all of which have made us the people we are today.

When SHE looks at herself, she sees wrinkles, and age spots and weight gain. It is difficult for her to acknowledge her beauty staring right at her in the mirror – because she cannot get past the lines.

I am using this story as an example, as I know that ageing – and especially the physical changes that come with it – can be especially challenging. Particularly as the signs of an ageing face are so blatant to ourselves as we look in the mirror – fine lines, wrinkles, sunken eyes, and skin marks that were not there when we were younger.

All acting as cruel little reminders that we are not as young as we once were.
But what if we changed the way we looked at these marks of our passage through time? Instead of bemoaning our forehead lines, what if we were grateful for the years of laughter we have had that have allowed these lines to form? Instead of picking apart our facial changes, how about we start acknowledging that our face bears marks of memories: moments in our life we felt would break us, but we overcame, signs of strength, of motherhood, of joy.

Chances are when you look at a loved one – be it your mother, your grandmother, your sister or your bestie – you do not notice the lines or the wrinkles or the ageing. You see love and happiness and light. And, believe it or not, that is EXACTLY what people in your life see when they look at you.

It is time for us to stop bemoaning our ageing bodies. How lucky are we to even HAVE our physical form in the first place – to have vision to watch our children grow, to have our sense of hearing to listen to our favourite music, to have four working limbs, a mouth that can smile and speak, hair that we can style.

This is not the case for all of us. And when we bemoan what we are given, we are also offending those who may not have it as good as we do. Read our tips on self-love here

Something to remember next time you look in the mirror.

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