Treatment of the year: Bo bo tox

Computer says, our most popular treatment this year was… muscle relaxants!!

You guys love the stuff, remember when people frowned upon the procedure? Now they can’t frown because they seem to be getting in on the action!

For those of you who might still be on the fence, muscle relaxants don’t need to be feared. Dr William Mooney, the founder of Face Plus Medispa, believes if you can tell someone has had “work” then, it was performed badly.

The biggest fear a lot of patients have is the fear of looking frozen. We at Face Plus also hate this look. Here are a few examples of our work to prove you can achieve a wrinkle free appearance without looking frozen: (insert the following Instagram posts)

Remember, muscle relaxants were first developed for the use of a twitching eye and teethe grinders BUT they discovered they offered cosmetic benefits too.

The benefits when treating a twitching eye was that muscle relaxants got rid of crow’s feet.
For the teethe grinders they found that it slimmed the jawline. Injecting muscle relaxants into the masseters, side of your face on jawline is quickly becoming one of our most popular requests.

If you sport a gummy smile, muscle relaxants can assist in dropping the top lip. As you can see from the before and after, there are two great results:
1. No gummy smile
2. Lips appear larger

Brows are such an important feature on the face, if you don’t already know, you must read our blog on the importance of brows, here.

Brows can also be lifted using muscle relaxants to create an arch in the brow or lift those tired looking eyes.

If you have any doubts or questions the best way to take this is by booking in for a consultation with one of our highly experienced, cosmetic nurses. You can read about the cosmetic consultation process here.

OR read our blog “relax”, answering our most frequently asked questions for muscle relaxants.

Visit for a cosmetic consultation today: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Product of the year: Propolis Day Cream

Our most popular product of the year was the Dr Spiller, Propolis Day cream.

As we were running the report, we were expecting this result. If any of you have read our mission statement, we are a, results driven clinic and homecare is a HIGE part of delivering those results.

This product, delivers! Of course, in conjunction with in clinic treatments and also other products that support the day cream.

Designed for oily, combination skin and those who suffer from acne and breakouts. The Dr Spiller, Propolis Day Cream is a non-comedogenic day cream with active anti-bacterial ingredients to purify problematic complexions.

The day time product, biomimetically replicates the skin’s own natural barrier function for moisture protection from environmental drying.

Propolis is an antibacterial bee resin that is rich in minerals, vitamins, plant resins, plant waxes, enzymes and essential oils. Royal Jelly is also an antibacterial ingredient secreted by the bee that is rich in biomimetic water, protein, fatty acids, vitamins B5, B6 and C, trace minerals and enzymes effective in rebalancing and protecting the moisture levels of the skin.

Aloe Vera, an organically sources and intensive moisturiser and antioxidant rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and zinc. Aloe Vera delivers an excellent soothing and smoothing response for reddened, sore and pustular conditions.

Avocado, grapeseed and sunflower oils are three protective botanical oils rich in biomimetic triglycerides, fatty acids, lecithin, wax esters, squalene, vitamins D, E & K.

Lanolin and octyl methoxycinnamate, is a non-irritating sunscreen that protect against UVB. Allowing this product to be a perfect day time product.

Retinyl Palmitate, a derivative of vitamin A that helps to renew the appearance of the skin. An effective antioxidant that boosts the activity of vitamins C & E.

It is advertised as a day cream but it is safe to be used as a night cream too.
Dr Spiller: Propolis Day Cream – $80 50ml

If you do suffer from problematic skin, check out our blog “Hormones: Skin, body and soul” for some tips on care.

Have problematic skin? If you think you’ve tried everything, it’s time to visit Face Plus: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Beauty Product of The Year: Alex Cosmetics BB cream

What is your end goal for having facial treatments?

For most of our Face Plus clients it’s to improve the skin in every way, so that it looks good, even without makeup.
For those of you out there who love makeup will also relate to those days where you would rather not wear makeup and still have beautiful skin, right?

This is probably why the Alex Cosmetics, BB Cream is our beauty product of the year.
The Alex BB cream is perfect for all skin types and offers a full spectrum UV and environmental protection.

The formulations in the Alex Cosmetics range are based on the fundamentals of cosmetics, pharmaceutical’s, herbs and botany, which have evolved over generations and have been designed to reflect the highest standards of today’s scientific knowledge.

Thanks to the use of modern technology, research and development and the continuous discovery of new ingredients, along with the unlimited possibilities the plant word has to offer, Alex cosmetics create product which guarantee maximum effectiveness and safety.
Reflective in the BB cream, it is a product that has been combined harmoniously making it ideal for comprehensive care and protection of every skin type.

We encourage our clients to use the BB cream on a regular basis as it cares for the skin and supplied it with essential nutrients it needs to heal and revitalise itself.
BB Cream, Alex Cosmetics, $63 to $119.50 (varies sizes available)

The Alex BB cream is a complete product to care for healthy radiant beautiful skin. For every skin type, condition and concern.
For more on this product, read more here.

Available across all clinics, visit for a colour matching session:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Wellness blog of the year: Causes of inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural way of repairing itself.

Our wellness blog is a great way for Face Plus to share advice, thoughts and feelings on a number of topics but the one topic that most resonated with our followers was the blog “Ways you can avoid inflammation in the body”, you can recap here.

We discussed ways of avoiding inflammation in the above mentioned blog, but we thought you might enjoy reading about the impacts inflammation can have on the body.

Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals. When our immune system detects one of these dangers, it will respond by activating proteins meant to protect cells and tissues. In a healthy situation inflammation is a good thing, a very good thing.

BUT if immune cells start to overreact, this type can be harmful causing the tissues in our body to break down faster and is considered to be the root cause of many diseases.

Joint damage: If inflammation occurs in the joints, it can cause serious damage. A joint damaging condition that many of you will be aware of is rheumatoid arthritis.

Those who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, experience pain and stiffness in their inflamed joints. But because the immune reaction isn’t limited to the joints, there is a higher risk for them to have problems with their eyes and other parts of the body.

Heart disease: When any part of your body is injured or damaged, this can trigger inflammation, even inside of your blood vessels. Fatty plaque in the arteries can trigger chronic inflammation.

The fatty plaque attracts white blood cells, grow larger and can form blood clots, which can lead to a heart attack.

As linked in our previous blog, unsightly veins are also caused by inflammation in the body, check out our blog on veins here. 

Cancer: Chronic inflammation, as mentioned above, has been linked to cancers of the lung, oesophagus, cervix and digestive tract. A study performed by the Harvard University in 2014 found, teens that were obese with high levels on inflammation had a 63% increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in adulthood compared to healthier or thinner teens.

Weight: One of the most effective ways to combat inflammation in the body is by losing weight – if you are obese or overweight. If you fall into this category and you’ve been struggling to lose weight, that’s because it is a lot easier said, than done!

Because the elevated levels of inflammation is related protein, it can make losing weight a lot more difficult than it should be. Chronic inflammation can influence hunger signals and slow down the metabolism, so you eat more but you don’t burn enough calories.

Skin: Inflammation has been connected to faster cell growth and is believed to play a role in the formation of wrinkles and the visible signs of aging. Maintain a healthy diet, exercise and take care of yourselves!

Check out our food tips here.

Keen to target visible signs of inflammation on your skin? Book for a consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Complete Refresh: Overhaul your skin

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Complete Refresh: Overhaul your skin

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New year’s resolution – take care of your skin!
Surely, everyone knows the secret to looking young and fabulous is about maintaining healthy skin and not cosmetic surgery, right?
If you’re ready to invest in your skin and activate a complete overhaul add the Herbal Aktiv Peel by Alex Cosmetics to your to do list.
If you have tried laser, microdermabrasion and heat based treatments in the past you know the story, your skin looks amazing for two weeks and then… It all seems to go downhill from there. Often these treatments that give you incredible results immediately fall into that category of “too good to be true”!
The skin is an organ, an important one and these strong, harsh treatments cause more harm than good.
The Herbal Aktiv Peel does involve downtime of 5 days, the downtime isn’t too bad. You will see flaking and you are not to get any water on your face for that five day period. Following the five days of downtime you will have a final peel and your new skin will be revealed!

The Herbal Aktiv Peel is a corrective peel that only contains natural botanicals.
Skin resurfacing is great for your skin, it improves the skin’s appearance and is known to resolve difficult skin conditions.
The botanical formula of dried, crushed herb slough away skin revealing plump new energised skin.
The herbal ingredients include:
Spirulina: A microscopic blue green algae in the shape of a spiral coil.
Ginseng: A slow growing perennial plant with fleshy roots.
Fenugreek: An annual herb that has white flowers and aromatic seeds.
Marshmallow: A medicinal ornamental plant.
Calendula: An aromatic perennial plant for treating skin disorders and pain.
Chamomile: An annual plant know as German Chamomile.
Pansy: Biennial hybrid plant used in herbal medicine.
Large Leaf Linden: Linden comes from deciduous tree native to much of Europe. Its flowers, leaves, wood and charcoal are used for medicinal purposes.
Lemon Balm: A perennial herb in the mint family with a gentle lemon scent.
Lungwort: An evergreen and flowering plant cultivated as a medical herb.
Field horsetail: A bushy perennial with medicinal properties.
Sage: Another member of the mint family with a long history of medicinal use.
Witch hazel: A deciduous large shrub from which astringent witch hazel is extracted for medical use.
Ribwort plantain: A small inconspicuous plant that has round delicate leaves similar to mint.
Read the 5 days journey through our client, Kimberly’s eyes here.
Visit for a skin consultation today:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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24-hour repair: Q10 Oxygen Complex

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24-hour repair: Q10 Oxygen Complex

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Q10, you hear about in those skincare commercials and it’s sounds like it’s something impressive right? But let’s be honest, do you know what it is?
Q10 is a substance similar to a vitamin and it is found in every cell of the body. When your body produces Q10 is uses it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. Yes, pretty important stuff!
The Q10 Oxygen Complex by Dr Spiller is a clarifying and visibly repairing 24-hour cream designed to rejuvenate the appearance of sluggish looking and non-responsive skin. The cream nurtures a more vitalised appearance increases levels of hydration and a younger-looking more supple complexion.
Those with dry, combination, fatigued, prematurely aged and sun damaged skin would greatly benefit from daily use of this product, both day and night.
Features of this product include:
Dr spillers exclusive HY-TEC emulsion system: Biomimetically replicates the skin’s own natural for moisture protection from environmental drying
The natural moisturising factor (NMF): Reduced trans epidermal water loss for increased hydration efficacy and moisture protection.
Barrier function replicates (Lanolin, lecithin and avocado oil): Visibly restores moisture and skin repair.
Exclusive Bio-Compounded CQS oxygenation carrier system: Promotes increased oxygen delivery for a visible repaired and renewed appearance.
Antioxidant cocktail (co-enzyme Q10, vitamins C & E): Visibly restores moisture and skin repair.
Q10 Oxygen Complex by Dr Spiller, $229

The Q10 Oxygen Complex matches perfectly with the Dr Spiller Wash Cream, be sure to invest in a cleanser to appropriate cleanse and clean your skin prior to application.
If you are using this product during the day, ensure you apply a sun cream on top of your cream for sun protection. If you need to know who, read more here.
Q10 OXYGEN COMPLEX is available across all Face Plus clinics. Contact us for a thorough consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Lash: Longer, Fuller, lusher

Do you dream of having long, luscious elephant like lashes?

It can certainly be achieved by apply lash extensions or false lashes but we all know the glue and weight on our natural lashes aren’t so great.

We would never tell you to give up those luxurious, lashes are a staple for many in the Face Plus team, too!

Adding Lash by HydroPeptide will fortify and volumize your lashes, thanks to peptides! If you don’t know what peptides are, check out our blog “Pep Talk”.

A natural lash enhancer, Lash is a drug-free peptide complex that visibly improves the appearance of lashes and brows by strengthening them and promoting fullness. Lash nourishes and conditions to help prevent breakage and loss of lashes and brows.

Enhancers and extracts:

Biotin (Vitamin H | Coenzyme R | Vitamin B7) is a skin conditioning agent that improves keratin infrastructure. It has also been shown to help in proper fat distribution and absorption, helping the skin with healthy, glossy appearance.

Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract (Lemon) is an extract or oil derived from lemon that acts as a bacteriostatic agent with healing, antiseptic and skin lightening properties. It is useful as an astringent and aromatic.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) is a form of vitamin B9 essential for cellular functions and cell renewal.  Folic acid has been shown to maintain healthy hair, nails and skin and aid in preventing hair loss.

Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean) is an extract from soybean rich in essential fatty acids and unsaponifiables, making it an excellent moisturizer. It is an emollient oil rich in a-linolenic acid (aLNA) and acts as an ingredient carrier and skin conditioning agent.

Hyaluronic acid (i.e. sodium hyaluronate) is a powerful humectant that keeps the skin plump and hydrated. It is a naturally-occurring polysaccharide (i.e. carbohydrate) that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Increased hydration leads to improved elasticity and can also reverse free radical damage.

Hyaluronic acid can promote microcirculation and nutrient absorption all of which contribute to smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.

Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 (Eyelash Fortifying Peptide) is a synthetic peptide of myristic acid reacted with leucine, lysine, and serine. It has been shown to stimulate natural hair growth by antagonizing the inhibitory effects of BMP4 on hair follicle development and prevents hair depigmentation.

Myristoyl Hexapeptide-17 (Eyelash Fortifying Peptide) is a synthetic peptide of myristic acid reacted with alanine, leucine, lysine. It has been shown to stimulate natural hair growth by activating the keratin genes.

Octapeptide-2 (Hair Fullness Peptide) is a synthetic peptide containing glutamic acid, glutamine, leucine, lysine, and threonine. It has been shown to stimulate natural hair growth by antagonizing the inhibitory effects of BMP4 on hair follicle development and preventing hair depigmentation. It has also been shown to reduce apoptosis activity (i.e. cell death) within the hair follicle, increase expression of collagen, elastin and fibronectin, and boost keratinocyte cell proliferation.

Available across all clinics, visit for a consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Giving: The greatest gift of all

Sharing this season is the greatest gift of all.

It’s the lead up to Chrissy – shopping centres are bustling, parking spots are as rare as Unicorns and time seems to be on fast-forward with a mishmash of parties, social events and gift-giving circles.

Christmas and giving go hand in hand. Be it the office Kris Kringle, an elaborate gifting tradition with family, or your first Christmas with your partner – giving gifts can be super stressful if we lose sight of why we gift in the first place.

Christmas aside, the act of giving is an act of LOVE. It is symbolic of showing the person you are gifting how they mean to you. That you have thought of them, and that (regardless of the gift size or how much you spent) – for that person, they crossed your mind in that point in time, and you wanted to offer your generosity to display how they mean to you.

Giving is an act of generosity. When we forget this, and giving becomes an act of obligation, is when giving loses its magic.

It actually shouldn’t matter how much is spent, or what you actually end up gifting – we all hear the age-old saying it’s the thought that counts.
Flash back to the best gifts you have every received – guaranteed there was a deep level of thought put into the gifting. It’s also highly likely you didn’t care about what was spent.

What mattered was that the giver thought of you. That they shared a slice of love with you in the form of something thoughtful.

In fact, highly-acclaimed relationship book The Five Love Languages, written by relationship counsellor Gary Chapman, claims that one of the five acts of love is giving gifts! That to some people, there is no GREATER way to show love to another person than to gift them something.

The underlying premise here is that gifting is about thoughtfulness and love. Showing the receiving person you care.

When it comes to gifting this festive season, come back to the root cause – WHY are you buying this person a gift? What do they mean to you? How can you show them this?

Remember gifts don’t need to be material – gifting experiences, a heartfelt letter, photo collages, homemade recipes – the options really are endless.

And when it comes to RECEIVING gifts – remember to always be courteous and grateful. It actually shouldn’t matter again what it is you receive.

What matters is that the person giving you a gift has thought of you and gone out of their way to pass something your way.

Receive with love and gratitude and watch how beautiful the energetic exchange is that unfolds. Giving is all about LOVE. And it really is the greatest gift of all.

Read our tips on self love here.

Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Hollie Azzopardi:


Rays: Light me up!

If you’re a sun soaker, we know you’ll love this treatment!

We are talking about LED Light Therapy.
Clients who have experienced this advanced LED Light treatment often say it’s relaxing, like laying out, soaking up the rays BUT unlike UV and UVB rays these colourful rays are good for you!

There are three shades of light on offer with each light targeting a different rejuvenation or health concern. The LED Light Therapy treatment is one that we offer across all of our Face Plus Medispa clinics with one difference:

Bankstown & Bondi Junction: Offer Omnilux, the original light, established in 1998
Bondi Beach: Offer Healite, offers the same great proven results, just a younger brand!
We love both machines and cannot recommend both highly enough.

Now back to the lights. There are three light settings available, your therapist will decide on the day of your treatment which light is most appropriate or you will be placed on a specific treatment plan outlining the colour light and when.

Red light: Often a stand-alone treatment, can be used alone for primary skin rejuvenation. Following a series of treatments, the skin appears clearer with less fine lines, is plumped up and hydrated. To see a visible difference, we recommend a series of 6 to 8 treatments no more than 48 hours apart, we offer great packages on this treatment and can be a great addition to other facial treatments and injectables.

Yellow light: Dr William Mooney, our founder LOVES this light and offers this light to all of his surgical patients. Designed for wound healing, pain management, psoriasis and for the reduction of periorbital wrinkles. Following just one treatment patients see great results.

The yellow light as you can see is also very effective on bruising due to its ability to provide temporary increase blood circulation.
The yellow light has also been proven to work as a hair regrowth and acne treatment.

Blue light: This light has been specifically designed to target acne with great results. We have used this light to treat acne on various part of the body other than the face. Bacne is a condition many face and come summer, let’s face it, you would prefer it if it wasn’t there. Check out some of your treatment options here.
Need to know how it works? Read more here.

Visit for a skin consultation today: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


Herbal Life: Super Lotion

The Alex Cosmetic Herbal Super Lotion hydrates skin that is dry and irritated.

It helps the keep the skin from becoming further irritated. The lotion is perfect for people who have chronically or temporarily dry skin, as well as those who have skin that is sensitive and easily irritated.

Made from a combination of soothing and refreshing plant extracts, this lotions works to both calm and revitalise the skin.

The lotion contains a unique blend of powerful herbal extracts. Chamomila recutita flower extract has be found to have healing properties. It not only soothes, it tones the skin, restoring its natural balance.

Its anti-inflammatory quality helps combat the effect of puffy skin. This extract is also effective at cleaning pores that are blocked with impurities, this can be common in hot weather as we wear makeup and sweat at the same time, a combination that leads to blocked pores!

Witch hazel extract has an astringent quality that enables this herbal lotion to tighten the pores once they have been cleansed. Witch hazel also has an antioxidant property, making it a great choice for skin that has sustained damaged from the sun or other environmental factors.

Witch hazel is also known to fight acne, due to its antimicrobial quality.

Other ingredients in this lotion further complement the botanical extracts. The lotion in the end is emollient, revitalising, and calming to the skin.

When used regularly, the skin will become softer and appear more balanced, Skin that has previously been dry and sensitive will feel hydrated and more resilient.

This product has both restorative and protective effect on the skin. Benefits will become most visible when it is used twice a day. Simply place a small drop onto a cotton pad and apply it directly onto the skin, morning and night.

Alex Cosmetic Herbal Super Lotion, $54

Are you all about the herbal life? Read about our “Herb-a-licious” treatments here.

The Alex Cosmetic Herbal Super Lotion is available across all face Plus Medispa clinics, order today: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]