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A cut above the rest: the rise and rise of defined cheekbones

Good bone structure is truly a blessing!

High cheekbones in particular are key in supporting sagging, aging skin. As you all know by now our skin loses elasticity. Good bone structure will keep you looking younger.

Those of you blessed with high cheekbones will also age more gracefully.
Never fear, a solution is here!
1. Fake it with contouring. With some optical illusion make up techniques you can lift and define your cheekbones. Our contouring tips can be found here.
Or 2. Make it with fillers.
A cheekbone augmentation is a safe, easy way to create beautiful and natural cheekbones.

It really is a beautifying and antiaging injectable procedure.
This treatment has become quite popular for those in their 20’s to 40’s.

Most commonly, we use Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers to achieved the desired results. HA’s are naturally found in the body and will last for about 4 to 6 months.

HA fillers are also great as they are soft and easily mould into any shape your cosmetic injector chooses.
If you’re a first-time injectable patient Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers are a great option.

It allows you to trial the look and feel for a few months. Also, if you don’t like the new look you can dissolve the product immediately and everything will return as it was in a 24 to 48-hour period.

Another option we offer at Face Plus Medispa is “Sculptra”. This option is usually offered to our patients over the age of 30.
You can read about the product in more detail here.

This collagen stimulating product is not like a filler and will not allow you to see results immediately or even after a few weeks.

Sculptra requires a few treatments, delivering more permanent, soft, natural results even compared to Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers.
As mentioned above the results don’t appear as quickly as HA Fillers and muscle relaxants, results will be visible in about a 3 to 4-month period.

The treatment works with your body to stimulate collagen, encouraging the body to produce more in the injected are.

The client will require approximately 3 to 4 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve the desired results.

Upfront this is a more costly procedure, however it is a more permanent solution than the HA Fillers.
If you are building new cheekbones or replacing a loss of volume there are many options available to you. Read about our cosmetic consultation process here.

For a cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic injectors: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Products

Beauty Chef GLOW powder: You Glow Girl!

Growing up my mum used to tell me it’s what’s on the inside that counts when it comes to female beauty.

Now, we doubt she was referring to Gut Health, but as your largest immune organ in the body, your insides literally do make a difference to what you see on the outside. That’s why it’s so important to focus on what you put in your body, just as much as you care about what you put on your body.

While there are a million vitamin brands on the market, the beauty industry has come leaps and bounds to formulate a one stop beauty powder to eliminate the need for a handful of tablets before breakfast. Glow Beauty Powder by the Beauty Chef is an easy, teaspoon a day supplement that supports gut health.

This vegan friendly bio-fermented formula is designed to support collagen synthesis, beautiful skin, hair and nails by feeding your gut a pro-biotic rich formula packed with essential vitamins and minerals. This delicious berry flavoured powder can be enjoyed on its own in water or in your favourite smoothie. Our go to recipe perfectly compliments Beauty Chef Glow Powder’s natural berry flavour.

Smoothie Recommendation (vegan friendly)

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries (naturally rich in antioxidants)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 teaspoon of Glow Beauty Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds (great source of natural protein)
  • Small handful of baby spinach ( great source of iron which most women are deficient in)
  • Sweeten naturally if needed

Blend together & Drink Mindfully
Ask your Face Plus dermal therapist about Beauty Chef’s Glow Powder.

It is time to invest in your skin? Visit one of our beautiful clinics for a thorough skin assessment and receive a treatment and homecare, product plan:   
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Beauty

Brotox: Yes, it’s really a thing

I’ve always considered men to be naturally more beautiful than women.

When I wake up it takes thirty minutes of solid prep to transform myself into a half presentable person, ready to be seen in public. But my partner on the other hand, rolls out of bed, into the shower, and in 10 minutes he’s in a suit, slick and fresh faced.

My morning product list ranges from face wash, toner, primer, tinted BB cream, foundation, concealer, setting powder, bronzer, highlighter, mascara, brown pen and lipstick (and believe me, this is to achieve my quick/natural look).  Whereas all he has to do is wash his face and pop on a bit of aftershave. So, when I say that men are more beautiful, I mean it in terms of natural effort.

The one thing I don’t envy about my partner are his frown lines. I’ll constantly find myself on the couch trying to smooth out his forehead while telling him to relax his face. For a guy in his mid-thirties his lines are deep and creased.

His stressful job and overactive facial expressions can’t be helping the situation but in general I’ve noticed that men’s frown lines are much deeper and more obvious than women’s. It might also be the fact that women have the added benefit of hiding their fine lines with makeup. 

I’m all for aging gracefully and I’m a personal crusader of the natural look, but the benefits of some strategically placed muscle relaxants give the face a smoother, younger and calmer appearance. After all, no guy wants to be told he looks 40 at 30.

Introducing the rise and rise of BRotox; injectable treatments customised to preserve the character of a mans face. This muscle relaxant works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle is unable to contract and it makes the wrinkles and lines soften and, in many cases, disappear. Following the treatment patients will still have visible movement and the ability to be expressive

Why do guys like it?
It’s a quick fix solution with minimum pain levels and virtually no downtime. The first treatment includes a consultation with an experienced cosmetic/registered nurse.

All treatments are customised to the natural shape of your face. In total, the process takes between 20-30 minutes. Patients walk out with minimal to no evidence of having had anything done.

The muscle relaxant takes between 7-14 days to take full effect and the treatment lasts anywhere from 3-6 months. Some patients only require it once a year, depending on how active your facial expressions are and the location of the injection site.

A common perception is that this treatment is reserved for women only. However, over the last decade in particular, men are loosing the stigma associated with ‘having work done’ and embracing the idea that a little professional help can go a long way. Men in all sorts of industries, from customer facing jobs, the public eye, stressed executives can understand the benefits of looking their best.

The reduction of frown lines and wrinkles not only make you more youthful, but restful too.

Interested in a cosmetic consultation? Want to know what to expect before you visit? Read through our consultation process HERE

For a cosmetic consultation:
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Wellness

Mardi Gras: Prep for the Parade

Mardi Gras is back and bigger than ever with Australia celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the parade in Sydney.

Many of the LGBT Community consider this one of the biggest events of the social calendar. As a member of Fitness First Darlinghurst, the leadup to Mardi Gras is the equivalent of athletes training for the Olympics.

While the focus is usually on getting the body in the best shape, it’s important to remember to prep the face.
Luckily Face Plus has you covered for some last Minute Tips and Tricks to get you prepped in time for the parade.

Omnilux/ Healite LED light Skin Rejuvenation: If you’re time poor, then a sure bet to get your skin glowing is a 30 minute light therapy treatment.

These non invasive treatments help to reduce pore size and focus on improved health and vibrancy of the skin. The best part is you will notice visible results after the first treatment. Our friendly and experienced dermal therapists will assess your skin concerns and determine which colour light will suit best.

Herbal Hydration Peel: Unlike other peels that take a few days of downtime to recover, the Hydro Peels focus is on re-hydrating the skin. A custom mix of 18 different natural herbs are applied to the face and massaged into the epidermis.

Unlike most facials, where the treatment is over once you leave the salon, the herbal peels continue to activate under the skin for another 48 hours. The peel activates the skin’s metabolism and detoxification by increasing circulation.

Filler Up: Have you been dreaming of kissable lips or plump cheeks? Well, now’s the time to get plumping. Results take immediate effect so you’ll be ready to take centre stage on Saturday.  If you book before the 28th Feb 2018, receive 15% off all filler treatments.

IV Vitamin Infusion: Detox before the Re-tox. An excess of training (shredding) and dieting can put a lot of strain on your body’s  immune system and your energy levels are likely to be exerted to their limits.

You don’t want to peak before the party starts, so make an appointment to have a customised bag of vitamins and minerals administered via intravenous while you relax and unwind in our drip and chill lounge. (exclusive to our Bondi Beach Clinic)

If you make an appointment on Friday the 2nd, bring your partner and receive 50% off the second infusion.
At home tips & tricks:

  • make sure you hydrate all week to flush your body of toxins
  • get bendy! – practice some downward facing dog to stimulate blood flow to the face. This will help give you fresh faced glow
  • spend the week eating anti inflammatory foods to avoid any extra bloat ( ie. sprinkle turmeric on EVERYTHING)

Enjoy being the pride of the parade.

Book an appointment with one of our therapists or nurses: 
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