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Treatment: 25% off chin fat dissolving and sculpting treatment

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Treatment: 25% off chin fat dissolving and sculpting treatment

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Easter is over and now it’s time put down the chocolate and wine and detox your skin and body.
After the Easter long weekend, we see an influx of patients who feel bloated and blotchy and are looking for treatment plans to kick start their beauty goals.
This April our clients have nominated Belkyra, otherwise known as the double chin dissolver to be our discounted treatment.
Belkyra is relatively new to the Face Plus Medispa’s treatment menu. It is a service that has garnered quite a lot of client demand. Essentially it is a chin fat dissolving and sculpting treatment.
If you are uncomfortable with your double chin or suffer from a pocket of fat around your jaw line, then this could be the treatment for you. Sub-mental fat stored underneath the chin is largely a hereditary condition. It causes the face to blend into the neck which means you lose the definition of your jawline. A defined jawline is a feature many men and women aspire to.
Before we go any further all patients considering this treatment must book in for an injectables consultation with one of our registered nurses to ascertain if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.
What is Belkyra?
Belkyra contains a synthesised deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a compound that is naturally in the body, aiding in digestion and absorption of fats.
Belkyra offers a non-surgical option that is carried out with a series of injections to the double chin and jawline area. The number of treatments required will depend on the patient and how much excess fat and skin they have in this area.
At Face Plus Medispa you must purchase a minimum of two treatments which are to be performed two months apart. As a results-based clinic we do this to ensure our customers see noticeable results.
What is the treatment process?
Once you have been deemed a suitable candidate our nurses need to get a script for the product which has to be approved by a Doctor on site or via video.
Next, your nurse will begin the treatment by numbing the area. A stencil, similar to a temporary tattoo is applied under the chin. The stencil has a series of dots on it which is where the needles will go.
The treatment itself will take between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the total number of injection points required. When injected the compound breaks down the fat cells which the body eliminates. It also causes the skin to tighten.
Is the treatment painful?
Our nurses numb the area with a local anaesthetic to ensure pain is minimal throughout the procedure. However, it completely depends on your pain threshold. One of our staff at Faceplus has undergone this procedure on three separate occasions and says that you can definitely feel the product working internally. She also said that after the effects of the local anesthetic wears off, you can be quite uncomfortable.
Does the treatment require any downtime?
Yes. Once the product is injected into the targeted area expect it to swell up quite dramatically. This a good sign as it means the product is taking effect to break down and absorb the fat. Many call it a ‘bullfrog’ effect.  The swelling and occasional bruising can last anywhere from 48 hours up to two weeks. The effects really differ from patient to patient. The chin area will also be sensitive to touch at first and some clients advised a slight hardening of the area, this is normal too. This a treatment where it’s important to plan ahead. Make sure your calendar is clear of social engagements or meetings where you might be self-conscious.
This double chin reduction treatment is not for the faint hearted. However, the results speak for itself.
The minimum two treatment package usually costs around $2500. However, from April 3rd 2018, for a limited time only we are reducing the treatment by 25%.
*Treatment is only available at our Bondi Junction Clinic*
Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Packages cannot be used in conjunction with any other Face Plus promotions, discounts, packages, or gift certificates
  • Packages are non-transferrable
  • Packages are not redeemable for cash
  • No refunds available
  • Packages must be paid in full prior to treatment process. Package discount will not be applied otherwise.
  • Treatments will only be performed if deemed safe without any contraindications.

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The power of the bee: Dr Spiller cleansing cream with Royal Jelly & Dr Spiller Royal Jelly Cream

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The power of the bee: Dr Spiller cleansing cream with Royal Jelly & Dr Spiller Royal Jelly Cream

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Bees are the buzz word in the health world. From manuka honey, bee pollen, bee venom, bee propolis and now royal jelly; the bee really is the healthiest insect of them all.
What is royal jelly and why should we use it in our skincare?
Royal jelly, also known as “Bee Milk” is secreted by the glands of sterile female worker bees as a source of nutrition to larvae. It is called royal jelly as the queen bee is fed royal jelly exclusively. It is a moisturising and protective sap that acts as an antioxidant and antibacterial agent.
It is rich in:

  • amino acids
  • fatty acids
  • trace minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins B5, B6 and C
  • Biomimetic water

The royal Jelly properties aid in rebalancing and protecting the moisture content of your skin.
What are the health benefits of using Royal Jelly topically?
The amino and fatty acids all help to stimulate collagen production which is vital for healthy skin. Royal Jelly’s antioxidant properties help to calm inflammation in the skin. The Enzymes and vitamins also mean the product focuses on healing your skin. It is the perfect ingredient to repair damaged skin.
The use of Royal Jelly in Dr. Spiller Skincare
Dr. Spiller skincare is an innovative blend of science and nature. Their focus is to use naturally derived ingredients in exclusive formulations that perfectly mimic the natural mechanisms of the skin. Royal Jelly was an obvious ingredient choice for the skincare company as it is packed with healing properties.
If your skin is dehydrated and damaged then the Dr Spiller Cleansing Cream following by their daily cream with Royal Jelly is the perfect pick for you.
It’s important when choose a cleanser to match one with your skin concerns. Not all cleansers are the same. If you suffer from dehydrated skin you need to pick a product that will cleanse without irritating your skin. The Dr Spiller Cleansing Cream is hypoallergenic. It also has a creamy emulsion formula so will effortlessly remove impurities without stripping or drying out your skin. This is very important is dehydration is a key issue for you.
As it is a bee product, some users experience a slight tingling sensation when the product is applied. This product is designed to cleanse your skin while maintaining hydration and suppleness.
NB: Always use lukewarm water on the face as hot water will strip the acid mantle.
The Cleansing Cream is ideally followed by the Dr. Spiller Royal Jelly Day Cream. This lightweight hydrating cream is incredible for skin prone to breakouts and open pours.
The Day Cream is antibacterial which is great for de-neutralising breakouts but also locks in water to ensure your skin says hydrated throughout the day. The addition of Lanolin is what helps bind the royal water and the royal jelly to the skin.
If you have combination or oily skin prone to breakouts and open pores using this product day and night following a cleansing and toning will assist in visibly repairing your skin.
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cabinet cleanse: limit your make up and skin care to the essentials

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cabinet cleanse: limit your make up and skin care to the essentials

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How to rid yourself of unnecessary but pretty paraphernalia
I have a secret to admit. I’m a bit of hoarder. Not to the drastic levels as seen on the hit TLC show, but I do have a weakness for buying beauty products that I probably don’t need but will also never let go of.
Now that its Autumn and our summer social calendars have officially wound down, it’s time to catch up on those pesky chores that have fallen to the bottom of your to do list. A big one for me is to de-clutter my vanity cabinet.
I’m an absolute sucker for samples, sales and all things ‘deal’ related. Put it this way, I can’t get a facial or visit a chemist without buying at least one product.
Since I started working at Face Plus I’ve had an enormous amount of education about my skin, skin care products and their ingredients.  Within a few days the dermal therapists had sworn me off using some of my beauty bargains that were causing a lot more harm than good to my skin. For me, this clean-up is as much educational as it is therapeutic.
Toss old product
The first place to start is by expiry date. Did you know that most mascaras for instance only have a recommended three-month expiration date? I’m pretty sure I have the Mascara I wore to my 21st Birthday Party. Same goes with creams, gels, vitamins ect. If it’s out of date chuck it. The reason they say be very careful with old makeup and beauty products is because over time it can become a breeding ground for bacteria. A foundation for instance, comes into contact with your hands, makeup brushes, sponges as well as the air. The product (if not all natural or mineral) still has some real ingredients and these ingredients will go off. It’s also important to remember where you store your makeup. Is it near the sun or in a hot bathroom near your shower? Warm temperatures are a breeding ground for bacteria and the last place you want to put that, is directly on your face or near your eyes.
One in one out Policy
I’ve recently purchased some of the products in the Dr Spiller Range. I’m loving their cucumber toner and their propolis night cream to help get my breakouts under control. Now I’ve introduced new product it’s time to replace the old ones.
One of each
Am I the only person to own three different types of facial cleansers? It’s ridiculous, excessive and wasteful. Face Plus dermal therapist Diana, follows the KISS model. Keep it Simple, Stupid. Have one product for each skin function. For example, you only need one SPF in your vanity. Simplify your product range and you will simplify your beauty routine. Sometimes too many products and options cause more harm than good.
Store product logically
Half the time, I’m running late in the morning because my products are all over the place. Part of my clean-up process is re-organising everything.
For instance, store all lipsticks together, all makeup brushes together, morning skincare together and evening skin care together.
I went to Ikea and purchased these amazing clear draws and trays. Now, all my items are clearly and cleanly displayed.
Clean your equipment
The final stage to my vanity makeover is to deep clean all my makeup brushes, sponges, containers and shelves.  Good hygiene in skin care is essential. Especially when dealing with facial oils and creams, it’s easy to transfer product onto other surfaces. With a non-toxic product (I used a packet of natural makeup wipes from the chemist) clean the exterior of all of our bottles and jars.
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Tech Detox: Put down your phone

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Tech Detox: Put down your phone

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When we think of a detox we’re usually referring to our diet. But how about our habits. It’s important every now and then to stop and analyse your daily routine and figure out ways to improve upon it.
As a marketing manager I am glued to my phone. While I can use the excuse that most of this is for professional reasons, it’s also incredibly addictive and a hard habit to break.
Over the Easter long weekend, I took a road trip to the New South Wales Countryside. To both my pleasure and dismay, the phone reception was dreadful. This became a situationally imposed technology detox. After the first ping of panic had subsided, I realised I could completely switch off, which in the end of the day is why I chose the getaway in the first place.
It’s only once you break a habit do you realise what the effects of it really are. How many of us wake up every morning to an alarm on our phone and notifications from our emails, texts and social media accounts. I purposely wake up 20 minutes early, so I have 20 minutes to catch up on anything I missed while I was sleeping. A screen is the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. That can’t be good for me, right?
So how can we impose rules on our technology use without compromising our work or social lives? Start with the basics.
No screens while you’re eating – especially if you’re sharing a meal with someone else.
If I’m on a date we have a no phone policy. There is nothing worse than seeing a couple at a restaurant looking at their phones rather than each other. It sounds easy enough but be conscious to avoid looking at your phone even when your significant other goes to the bathroom. Phones have become our safety blanket. We need to learn to be ok on our own.
Do not take your phone into the toilet
For one its incredibly unhygienic. More importantly though, think what you’re achieving by looking at it during this time. No one is sending an important email to their boss while they are on the loo. You’re most likely mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or Facebook. If it’s not actively contributing to your life or your work, then you could do without it.
Exercise without your phone
Whether you are walking the dog, doing a spin class or lifting weights try and leave your phone at home or in the gym locker. If you’re outside, appreciate being outside and just listen to nature. If you’re in a gym then most likely they are playing music through the speakers anyway. Also, take notice how many people around you are glued to their phones. Sometimes you only need to examine the world around you to realise how detached we really are.
Don’t keep your phone next to your bed
I’ve recently started putting my phone on charge and leaving it in my bathroom once I take my makeup off. That’s usually an hour before I go to bed. Instead of watching TV, I’m trying to focus on reading or talking to my partner. Once the phone is on charge, I don’t touch it until the morning. I love that my phone is in another room from me as it means notifications won’t disturb me throughout the night.
Spend one day a week phone free
This is the hardest one for me, but usually Sunday is my homebody day. I like to go for a walk, treat myself to breakfast outside, tidy the house, take a nap and maybe catch up with family or friends. This is a day that requires very little communication with the outside world, so a perfect day to go phone free. If you can’t make it through the whole day, then start with a few hours and slowly build up to it. Practice makes perfect.
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Acne Treatment Plan with Diana: Client Case Study of Angelica

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Acne Treatment Plan with Diana: Client Case Study of Angelica

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Diana is one of Face Plus Medispa’s most experienced dermal and laser therapists. She works out of our Bankstown Boutique and has a loyal following of clients. Diana is a kind and gentle presence and often new clients with longstanding skincare issues gravitate towards her because of her maternal nature.
Recently, Diana helped a young, university student with her ongoing acne issues. Angelica came to Diana extremely stressed about the state of her skin. After a thorough skin consultation, they worked on a treatment plan both in clinic and at home. Within four months her skin was transformed. I interviewed Diana about Angelica’s treatment plan and skin repair process.
What was Angelica like when you first met her?
I still remember the first time I met Angelica. She came in for her skin consultation with her mum. Immediately, I could sense how distressed she was. When I was talking to her about her skin she was completely on edge.
Where did you start in your consultation?
I wanted to get a sense of who Angelica was as a person. We ran through her lifestyle. She’s a busy university student. A beautiful, sensible young lady. I could tell that Angelica’s skin issues was not due to an unhealthy lifestyle. My only concern was how stressed she was about her skin…. which is a big contributing factor with breakouts.
What was her current skin care regime like?
She had a basic skin care regime, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. She was using UltraCeuticals which is a skin care brand we stock, however, I didn’t think that the products were suitable for her skin. She was recommended the product at another clinic and I don’t think they took the time to match the product to her skin’s needs. She had very sensitive skin and I thought the product choices from that range were too harsh for her.
What did you recommend instead?
We needed to get her to start using products with Enzymes. Enzymes have a foundation in healing the skin. They are nurturing and work from the inside out. They are made from spelt, so naturally formed which is important. Spelt based enzymes work to release the blockages made by the blackheads.
Were blackheads her main concern?
Yes. but she also had milia and acne (some of it was cystic acne). I could see on her skin that the concentration of these types of bacteria would mean that the process wouldn’t be easy, but I knew she was going to listen to me because she was determined to see results. We also moved her onto prescription homecare and she was so diligent with her routine.
What was her course of treatment?
We alternated between the amazing enzyme facials and our herbal phyto peels. We also did extractions for her during her treatments. As a result of this, we made sure we finished each treatment with 20 minutes of LED light therapy. (Otherwise known as Omnilux)
Initially she had lots of pustule acne so we made sure to use the blue light setting. this helps to kill and de-neutralise the bacteria. Over time though, when her skin had started to settle, we moved onto the red light. This was great to help heal her acne scarring and pigmentation. It’s also amazing for promoting cell renewal and building collagen and elastin so that the skin becomes stronger. Our focus was to make her skin really healthy so it could cope with more free radical damage in the future.
What products did she take home for her skin regime?
I prescribed Angelica the Dr. Spiller Cucumber Cleanser and Toner.
For her skin type her previous products were stripping her skin of their natural oils and it resulted in her skin becoming angry and red. Angelica’s skin required a really gentle skincare routine
As Angelica is a university student I wanted to keep her ‘at home routine’ simple. I encouraged her to use a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and on occasion a gel to help combat the oils that the acne produces on the skin. The gel is called Acnoderm and is also from the Dr. Spiller range. It really helps with congestion and blackheads.
How long did this treatment process take?
Between four to six months. In that time I saw her roughly eight times. Between visits she made sure to keep up the routine that I set out for her.
Where do you think her acne came from?
It was hormonal but what aggravated it was the stress. She was stressed about her degree but also about her skin. She was crying in her first consultation. I don’t think we realise how damaging bad skin can be to someone’s mood and self-esteem. I was so happy for her though, because by the second treatment she was starting to see visible results. This was the kind of positive encouragement she needed to keep going with my course of treatment, both in clinic and at home.
What is her skin like now?
It’s amazing. She still comes to see us every six weeks or so for her “facial fix” as she likes to call it. She’s a really happy, beautiful young lady. She’s all smiles now. She was not smiling like that in the beginning. It’s really lovely to see the impact and difference it’s made on her.
 
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Product of the week: Acnoderm gel by Dr Spiller

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Product of the week: Acnoderm Gel by Dr. Spiller

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In the event that breakouts do occur this Easter Long Weekend, be prepared to combat them with this incredibly powerful micronized gel from Dr Spiller. This anti-bacterial and decongesting gel is designed to control the formation of blackheads as well as reduce the appearance of redness and any other skin impurities.
If you have oily or combination skin then this is a must own treatment for you. The Acnoderm Gel focuses on keeping your skin effectively hydrated so it won’t dry your pores out. The ingredients are a combination of naturally found agents such as cinnamon bark which is antibacterial and rich in antioxidants but also active acids such as sarconsine, arginine and capryloyl glycine.
Product Ingredients explained:
CINNAMON BARK
An antibacterial essential oil rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, vitamins C and K.
SARCOSINE
A biomimetic amino acid and by-product in glycine synthesis (another amino acid) found in tissue to visibly renew a softer, clearer complexion.
ARGININE
A biomimetic amino acid to visibly repair and strengthen the skin.
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE
A biomimetic derivative of glycine, an amino acid found naturally in the NMF and skin.
So how, does the gel work?
It penetrates the outer epidermis layer of your skin. This allows it to absorb into the congested areas of pimples and blackheads to begin the activation process.
How do you apply the Acnoderm Gel?
At the first sign of a breakout begin using the treatment. Each morning and night after you clean your face and apply the cucumber toner, apply 1-2 pumps of the Dr Spiller Acnoderm Gel to the affected areas of your face and body. Allow the gel time to absorb before applying any BB cream / mineral make up or eye and night cream.
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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Skin Sin: Is chocolate really bad for my skin?

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Skin Sin: Is chocolate really bad for my skin?

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It’s nearly the Easter long weekend, which is basically the international holiday for all things chocolate.
Many people that struggle with their skin are convinced chocolate is the ultimate skin sin, so the leadup to this weekend can often fill them with dread at just thinking about all the fun foods they need to avoid.
We all know chocolate (particularly the white and milk kind) are high in calories, sugar and fat. Anything that tastes that good is bound to be bad for you right? It is, but not especially bad, or worse than any other kind of naughty treat such as a glazed donut, or greasy burger.
There’s also a lot of study that says that chocolate is rich in antioxidants. So what should you believe?
Well chocolate is made up of both the good and the bad stuff. There is a chemical in chocolate called theobromine which gives chocolate it’s “breakout” rep. Theobromine blocks the naturally found chemical adenosine in our body that turns off the stress receptors in our skin. As a result, your body produces more inflammatory chemicals which causes your skin to breakout.
So how do you avoid the Easter bloat or breakout? Moderation is key.
Have an Easter egg, just don’t eat the whole egg hunt. Also, try to pick chocolate with a higher cocao concentration. Dark chocolate contains high amounts of two flavonoids, catechin and procyanidin. These chemicals act as antioxidants within the body and help to protect your cells from harmful free radicals and disease. See, not all chocolate is bad for you.
So what are some other tips and tricks to keeping your skin healthy this Easter long weekend.
1. Make sure to drink lots of water to help the digestion process and help alleviate the build-up of toxins in your body.
2. Eat and drink slowly. Being mindful and present when you’re eating is so important. If you really savour the glass of rosé at lunch you’re less likely to drink more of it. 
Do not mindlessly eat the chocolate while you prepare for the Easter egg hunt. Save your treat for a quiet moment later on.
3. Walk it off. The biggest thing we notice is the influx of people in our clinic after any holiday saying they feel bloated and really unhealthy. It’s tempting to do nothing but lie on the couch for 4 days but you need to keep your system moving if you expect everything to work as normal. We don’t expect you to make it to your usual 5am soul cycle class but take the break as an opportunity to try something new. Go on a bush walk with the family, build the veggie patch you’ve been putting off. And just remember any calories you burn off means more calories you can afford to splurge on. ….so make that 2 Easter eggs.
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Take Time for YOU this Easter Break: Schedule in a self-imposed TIME OUT

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Take Time for YOU this Easter Break: Schedule in a self-imposed TIME OUT

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The Easter Break should be just that….a break. A four-day escape from reality and routine. A time to decompress from work and just enjoy time with your family and friends.
But quite often people return to work on the Tuesday and need a holiday from their holiday. Whether it was the stress of hosting you in laws or wrangling chocolate crazed children or a food and alcohol hangover from hell, it’s not the bounce back you want or need.
So, you have four days and whether you choose to take a whole self-love day or an hour every day for four days, schedule it in, just as you would the Easter egg hunt, to take a self-imposed time out.
Here are Face Plus Medispa’s DIY Pamper Picks for a stress-free Easter:
1.DIY Chocolate Body Scrub
With the weekend themed around consuming all things chocolate, why not let your skin enjoy the benefits too.
In a large mixing bowl combine:
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
You can mix this up while you’re busy baking for the family. It takes all of 5 minutes to do. Also, if you store the mixture in an airtight jar it will last for 6 months in the fridge.
When you have a quiet moment, pop in the shower or bath, wet you skin and start rubbing. Massage the body scrub in circular motions to increase your blood circulation and stimulate your lymphatic system. This will help remove toxins from the body, which is probably a good thing after a gluttonous Easter feast. The result is smoother skin and the removal of dead skin cells.
2.Get some beauty sleep and take an afternoon nap.
When the kids clonk out from playing, so should you. Give yourself 40 minutes (any longer and you’ll go into your deep sleep cycle and have the potential to feel groggy) and get some shuteye. If it’s nice outside, nap in the shade. Otherwise spray your pillow with some calming lavender oil, pop on a compressing eye mask and hit the hay.
3.Meditate
Wake up 20 minutes earlier than scheduled and meditate. I know that the idea of waking up even earlier on a long weekend sounds ridiculous but trust us on this. Sit up in bed with your legs straight or crossed in front of you. Prop your back up on some pillows. Set a gentle alarm for twenty minutes time and just focus on your breath. Long, beautiful breaths. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Not only will you feel happier and more rested than ever, but it will help to increase your productivity to get through the rest of the fun filled day.
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Dermapen: The go to treatment for Model like skin

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Dermapen: The go to treatment for Model like skin

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Our dermal therapist Natasha from our Bondi Beach Boutique has been treating Gabby the founder of the online publication All my friends are Models. AMFAM gives viewers a behind the scenes glimpse of the crazy, busy world of models. While we like to think of models as genetically blessed giraffes with perfect skin, the reality is the industry is tough and models are even tougher.
While many models do have naturally good complexions they are constantly faced with circumstances that effect this. They have early call times, extensive travel, a summer photoshoot in the middle of winter, tonnes of artificial makeup pasted on their faces and harsh on set lights. While no two days are the same, it also means an inconsistency in routine which is an essential part of good skin care.
Only last week we had the beautiful Mimi Elashiry come see us after a long and cruelling trip abroad. While she loved every second of it, she was exhausted and so was her skin. Planes are so incredibly dehydrating and she had the added challenge of going from a cold climate back to a warm one. Your skin is trying to keep up, so it’s important models take time and work with professionals to help re-set their skin.
Gabby from AMFAM has recently been trying out the Dermapen treatment. Models love dermapen as it addresses one of their key concerns….open pores. Beauty models in particular want even skin tones with tight pores and a glowing complexion. Dermapen is a handheld device that vibrates while tiny needles work to gently pierce your pores. While, you can go deeper into the layers of the skin to attack acne scars, most people only require the needles to hit the dermal layer. The needles create a ‘micro-wound’ response from your skin which prompts your cells to heal your skin by increasing collagen production to the area.
The treatment is followed by a relaxing Hydration mask which helps reduce the redness, heat and swelling to the skin. The treatment increases blood circulation so clients experience heat on their skin so the cooling mask, followed by an ice stick rubbed over the face is a welcome addition.
Dermapen is amazing for skin that has quite a bit of congestion as it helps to aerate the pores to release the bacteria beneath. While a series of 4-6 treatments with 4-6 weeks between each treatment are recommended, Gabby did say she saw results in her skin’s texture immediately. The point of Dermapen treatments is to yield long term results, rather than short term wins.
The one important point to remember is that Dermapen has a three-day downtime where you need to be gentle with your skin and avoid makeup and the sun. If you have an event or an upcoming photoshoot, make sure to plan ahead and book in a week in advance to make sure your skin is model ready.
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Ultraceuticals: Ultra Hydrating Lotion

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Ultraceuticals: Ultra Hydrating Lotion

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the weather may be inconsistent but your skincare shouldn’t be
Autumn is always a crazy month in Sydney. One moment it’s freezing cold and pouring with rain and the next it’s a desert dry heatwave. The changing seasons not only effect our physical health but also our skin’s health.  The Ultraceuticals ultra hydrating lotion is a handbag must have Whether its boiling hot or freezing cold outside it’s important your skin stays hydrated. In the heat your skin can often feel overly oily and in the cold your skin can feel very dry, that’s why during the trans-seasons it’s important to compliment both with a gel that locks in moisture without clogging up your pores. This product by Ultraceuticals slides on smoothly but absorbs with a matte effect so won’t leave your face shiny.
The best part is a little bit of this product goes a long way, so it’s bang for your buck. Users with congested skin that are prone to breakouts particularly love this product as it hydrates without aggravating the skin.
Ultraceuticals is 100% Australian made and owned so the product is designed with the Australian climate front of mind. Ultraceuticals also conducts clinical trials on all of their products and credits science behind their skincare. It’s important when picking a skincare brand to look for ones with active ingredients. The Ultra Hydrating Lotion is formulated with powerful biomimetic ingredients to help strength the skin’s barrier function to provide immediate and long-lasting hydration so you’ll be ready to face whatever weather the day bring.
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