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Treatment

Treatment: 25% off chin fat dissolving and sculpting treatment

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.

Ready to start a treatment plan to remove your double chin and define your jawline?

Book a consultation with our experienced nurses:
Call: 02 8897 0078
Email: [email protected]

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Products

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

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.

The Dr Spiller range is available from all three clinics.

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

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Beauty

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

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.

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

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Wellness

Tech Detox: Put down your phone

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.

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