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Spring clean: Clear your energy


Don’t you love a good spring clean?

Clearing out all of that junk that you don’t really need is such a satisfying feeling.
Sometimes you need to do that with your energy. Have we lost you? A little too whacky for you?

We’re talking about reiki.
It is believed we are alive because a life force flows within and around the body through pathways called “chakras”, meridians and nadis. When this flow is disrupted, it is believed to disrupt the function of one or more organs and tissues of your physical body.

The life force is impacted by the thoughts and feelings you have and become disrupt with we accept negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves – consciously or subconsciously. Theses accepted negative thoughts and feelings cause this energy to break apart and fall away.

Reiki heals by flowing charging the affected parts of the body with positive energy. The vibratory level of energy field raises in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached.

Reiki will cause the negative energy to break apart and fall away. Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy natural way.

Reiki is a special life force that can only be channelled by some that has been attuned it.
“To become a Reiki Master you are attuned by a Reiki Master. The attunement transfers reiki from the Reiki Master to the student and this allows them to access the universal energy to treat others” shares Tania Dobbie, Reiki Master, Bondi Beach clinic.

Reiki will never do any harm. Tania is always aware of what the client needs and will adjust herself to create the effect that is appropriate for the client.

The reiki energy flows from Tania’s hands into the client. Tania will her hands on your body on or near the body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head, shoulders, stomach, feet and other more specific positions the client may need.

Tania may leave her hand in one position for a few to 10 minutes depending on how much reiki is required at each position. The sessions usually run for about an hour but can be longer is more is required.
Don’t believe it works? One person that carried a lot of stress is our marketing manager! She experienced a reiki session with Tania and this is what she said:
“It was incredibly relaxing. I can’t say that I felt an energy running through me but I guess you could say I felt, lighter. Does that make sense?
I had been having a lot of health problems and I had seen a number of specialists and no one seemed to be able to tell me exactly what was going on.
After the reiki session Tania gave me some notes and also advised that my health problems are specifically in my stomach and advised that I must get tested for a bacterial infection. The very day I went to have additional testing around bacteria AND she was right”.

Our marketing manager was a sceptic but it seems following the session she gained a lot of clarity.

Would you be interested in experiencing a Reiki healing session with Tania? If you’ve tried everything, why not give this harmless treatment a try?


Read Tania Dobbie’s consultation process here.
Need a little more info on reiki? You can find out more via our blog here.

To book a consultation or treatment with Tania, Master Reiki Healer:
Call: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]

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The Power of Herbs: Herbal Treatments

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”- Albert Einstein

There is a misconception that harsh laser peels, chemical peels and microdermabrasion’s are the only way to clear and resurface your skin.

There are other much safer ways to achieve the same if not BETTER results with herbal, natural plant based ingredients, we think our before and after images speak for themselves.
    

The Face Plus Enzyme Peel is a beautifully refreshing, hydrating and light exfoliating peel. The Face Plus Enzyme Peel is our signature facial and a go-to treatment for anyone looking to brighten and get a thorough exfoliation for their skin.

A great treatment for anytime of the year and even beneficial for pregnant women.

The plant phyto enzymes are activated when water is added and have a dissolving effect on the surface of the skin.

The enzymes are further activated under steam and we leave the mask on for about 10 to 15 minutes, during this time your therapist will offer you the option of a shoulder or hand massage, lush! You can find out more about this treatment here 

The next step up from the Face Plus Enzyme Peel is the Herbal Hyrdation Peel, also referred to as a B Peel. As the name would suggest it is a super hydrating peel but it also targets many other skin concerns.

Like the Face Plus Enzyme Peel there is no downtime associated with this treatment. It is completely free of chemicals, synthetic binders and abrasives and therefore there are not toxic side effects.

The blend contains proteins, carbs, vitamins, enzymes, phytohormones, mineral salts, tannins and trace elements to kick start and regenerate the skin just one day following the treatment.

We can tailor this treatment to the individual to target their main concerns. We specially mix the herbs for the following options:
Clearer: Impure
Calmer: Sensitivity
Younger: Aging
Hydrated: Dehydrations
Brighter: Pigmentation

It’s a versatile effective treatment for those who need something a little deeper without the downtime. Read more here. 

Ready to take things a little further? The Herbal Phyto Peel is the next step up. This peel is the second most popular treatment in clinic following the Face Plus Enzyme Peel. The Herbal Phyto Peel like the Herbal Hydration offers many variations to target your key concerns. This is a deeper facial and some will experience flaking following a treatment.

The Herbal Phyto Peel is similar to a strong micro-dermabrasion procedure. There is a key different; no harmful micro-injuries are inflicted onto the delicate acid mantle of the skin, that means no irritation or sensitivity.

Following the treatment patients are a little flush but that can easily be covered with makeup, also some may experience a tingling sensation when they move or touch the skin, this tingle is a very good thing! Means the herbs are doing their thing. Read in detail about the treatment here. 

Finally, we have the Herbal Aktiv Peel. There is downtime required in this treatment, a total of 5 days. But check out these results:

The Herbal Aktiv Peel is a great treatment that can be performed any time of year but it is a treatment ideal for the cooler months where you won’t be experiencing too much sun exposure.

The Herbal Aktiv Peel is a skin resurfacing treatment based on natural botanicals. This peel cannot be performed on the skin immediately, the skin must be strong and healthy to take the strength of the peel.

Our dermal therapists often advise the patient to have a few enzyme or phyto peels before the Aktiv peel.

Read Kim’s Herbal Aktiv Peel journey and check out her incredible results HERE.
We also have other fruit based treatments too! Check them out here.

Meeting one of our Dermal experts for a thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Cocooned: Supple skin, break free!

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Cocooned: Supple skin, break free!

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Most of us all started with soft supple skin, right? What changes?
Being out in the Australian sun, environment, food, drinking, and more!
Men in particular are guilty of being a little rough with their skin and not treating it like you would some other organs. Don’t forget, the skin is a living, breathing organ that protects your other internal organs from the world!
It’s not just men but men in general HATE doing more than the bare minimum, right? We have a solution, what if we combined a 75 minute massage with an exfoliation?
Massage as some of you may know increases circulation, detoxifies and helps the skin become suppler. But the exfoliation is where it’s at when you’re looking to break free from your hard shell of a cocoon.
Tania Dobbie, Face Plus Medispa, Master Massage Therapist and Reiki healer, explains “The body cocoon is a full body exfoliation which includes the application of a detoxifying French clay body mask, and a refreshing mini facial”.
You can read about the benefits of facial massage here
Sound good so far?
Face Plus Medispa use a range of products rich in botanical extracts and essential oils. This full body exfoliation treatment is especially beneficial during the winter months if you are suffering from rough, dehydrated and/or congested skin.
I bet you’re wondering “How often will I need to do this??” Not to worry Tania advises you only need to book in for this treatment every 3 months, so that your skin remains soft hydrated and more receptive to the application of skincare products during the season changes.
Shall we continue? After a full body exfoliation, your therapist will apply a luxurious crème body wrap. The wrap includes a blend of French clay, Australian blue cray, organic oils and botanicals.
The products will then be removed with hot towels which increases the circulation and promotes toxin removal. Finally, a botanical oil blend will be applied to soften and revitalise your skin.
There is no need to live with itchy, dry and rough skin. Simply, sacrifice 75 minutes of your time, once every three months and $200 and you won’t have to worry about exfoliating your whole body.
For those of you who use fake tan, this body treatment should also be integrated into your fake tan routine. This cocoon will allow for better application, smooth even finish and clear out blocked pores! Read more here
To book a treatment with Tania:
Call Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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Vain about veins: Heat and destroy

 

Say “Goodbye” to unsightly veins!

Nd Yag is the laser treatment we offer at Face Plus Medispa to treat the following veins:
Telangiectasia

Reticular veins

Cherry or spider angina veins

Telangiectasia: Also known as, spider veins are a condition which widens tiny blood vessels causing thread like red lines or patterns in the skin. Spider veins form on the face and body and are not life-threatening, but it may be sign of a serious illness.

The exact cause of telangiectasia is not known. Researchers believe there could be several causes that contribute including, genetic, environmental or a combination of both.

Studies have shown the Nd Yag laser constitutes a fast, safe and efficient therapeutic modality for the treatment of Telangiectasia.

Reticular veins: Also known as blue veins or feeder veins, are smaller than a varicose vein but can have a ropy appearance. The most common cause of reticular veins weak or damaged small valves in the vein. Blood backs up in the veins, causing tiny veins on the skins surface to dilate and become visible.

Contributing factors include genetics, age, weight, hormonal changes, pregnancy, long periods of standing or sitting and climate. Australians experience greater sun exposure and are more prone to reticular veins.

These veins do not bulge and mainly appear on the back of the leg and most commonly around the knee. Reticular veins can only be treated with Nd Yag if they are attached to the Telangiectasia vein (spider). To be able to treat the reticular vein it must be no larger than 3.5mm in size.

Cherry angiomas veins: are “cherry red” small domes, made up of a cluster of capillaries that most often grow on the torso, arms, legs and shoulders.

They are most commonly found on people aged 30 and older, with one studying noting that 75% of people over the age of 75 years of age have them.
The exact cause is unknown but they have been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, medical conditions and climate.

Other than for cosmetic reasons they are often removed on areas that are easily bumped, as bleeding can occur is the angioma is scratched, rubbed or cut open.

Immediately following an Nd Yag your Laser Specialist will be looking for one of three indicators of a successful treatment:
1. The vein will dissipate
2. The vein will darken, this darkening can take up to 2 weeks to fade
3. The vein will go blue or grey
Nd Yag is a proven and safe laser to treat these types of unsightly veins.

A minimum of three treatments are required to see a permanent result.

If these types of veins are left untreated they may grow in size.

For a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Spot-less: Reduce skin discolouration

Sun damage is one of the most common problems treated at Face Plus.

Pigmentation is caused by sun exposure and specifically the UVA rays which penetrate your skin on a deeper level and cause ageing.

UVA’s stimulate pigment cells called melanocytes to create pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for your tan and also unwanted pigmentation.

They don’t appear overnight; these sun spots can take up to 10-20 years to develop.
Triggers for pigmentation in young women can also be the pill (contraception) and pregnancy, which alters your hormone levels. In combination with exposure to the sun this can results in dark spots, often on the upper lip and forehead.

Pigmentation can appear all over the body, any part that is exposed to the sun; face, décolletage, hands, back and shoulders.

There are a number of facials and treatments available to treat pigmentation. Depending on the type of pigmentation skin peels or laser treatments may be suggested. You can read further about the peels available here.

This blog we are focusing on the laser treatment called Limelight IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). This device was invented to combat age spots, skin redness, small veins and sun damage. IPL provides dramatic results for sun damaged skin.

Limelight is perfect for any part of the face, neck, décolletage and hands with redness, small veins or dark spots. Light brown spots that may have been difficult to resolve in the past, respond well to this treatment.

There are varying programs to customise the treatment to your skin type and type of pigmentation.

Depending on the area that is being treated it should take less than one hour. Results can be seen following one to six treatments. Conditions such as rosacea would take six treatments with regular follow up treatment. Limelight IPL treatments are spaced one month apart.

Immediately following the Limelight IPL treatment, the spots will darken, your skin may appear slightly red, be mildly swollen and this will last for a few hours or possibly a day or longer. You can always apply makeup to cover up any redness that may be visible. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade.

Redness or small veins will decrease and the mottled look of complexion will improve.

Prior to receiving your Limelight IPL treatment your Dermal Therapist must perform a patch test; a full treatment appointment can be made 48 hours following your patch test if you have not experienced any side effects.

Clients always ask if this is a permanent solution, it can be if proper care is taken. New spots and redness may appear with new sun exposure and damage.
The best care and prevention is to protect your skin from the sun. Read our sun safe tips here.
For further details on Limelight IPL visit our treatment page

For a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Just 5 days: Fresh new skin

 

New Skin in Five Days!

Tired skin is usually thanks to lack of sleep and poor diet. Correcting diet and prioritising sleep will help bring that glow back to the skin.

If our suggestions are not realistic or if you just need that manual skin turn over the Herbal AKtiv Peel By Alex Cosmetics is a must!

The peel will truly give you new skin in just 5 days.
It is a resurfacing peel, don’t let that scare you away if you have experienced some harsh skin peels such as dermabrasion, acid and heat related!

The Herbal AKtiv is a unique skin resurfacing treatment using natural botanicals. This means it is free of:
Toxins
Acids
Silicone
Harsh Chemicals
Synthetic peeling ingredients
The Herbal Aktiv, as its name would suggest is a patented formula of dried, crushed herbs to peel away skin and reveal plump new energised skin!

This isn’t a new peel, this particular peel has over 50 years of success!
Why does it take 5 days you ask?

The Herbal Aktiv Peel is a manual natural process, you can read a patient experience here

Day one: This is the first step, to have the facial to begin the process. The facial takes about 45 minutes to an hour. You will walk out of your facial looking flush and skin will be tingling!

Day two: Your dermal therapist will prescribe you with products to use at home:
Lotion –  Soothe and protect the skin, relieves tension and provides hydration, reduce redness and irritation and contains anti-irritating, anti-inflammatory properties.

Moisturiser – Calm and soothe, improve skin resistance, re-hydrate and regenerate and works as an antiseptic, revitalising and nurturing for eczema.

Clear cream – A specialty cream with tea tree oil, reduces impurities from spreading and normalises sebaceous production. You will also see a reduction in redness and irritation, refined pores and hydrated skin.

Day three: You will continue to use the above at home products prescribed. Your skin will begin peeling on this day.

Day four: You will continue to apply the at home products. You will see a considerable amount of peeling. If you work in an environment that you may be uncomfortable with peeling skin, you may want to stay home. The peeling varies from patient to patient.

Day five: This will be the day that you are waiting for! You will return to Face Plus Medispa for your final facial. The final facial will remove all of the excess skin that may be present and reveal that new skin.

The treatment can be performed on a monthly basis if necessary but most of our patients find treatment every 6 months, greatly benefits their skin health and appearance.
To give that skin the wake-up call it needs, book in for a skin consultation.

Not all patients will be prepared for the peel and may need to begin with other facials to best prepare the skin for the Herbal Aktiv Peel. Find out more here 

For a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Pores, no more: Minimising to photoshopped skin

 

Flawless skin with Laser Genesis.

Pores, those holes that effect your skin texture, overall appearance of skin and smooth application of makeup.

Let’s take a few steps back, what are pores? A pore is a small opening in the skin which allows oil and sweat to reach the surface. We have two different types of pores: oil and sweat pores.

The cause of enlarged pores is when your oil glands make too much oil. This excess oil mixes with dead skin cells in the pore, causing it to clog. The clog stops the oil from flowing freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge.

The pore enlarges to provide extra room for the oil to flow out, the oil still may become trapped by the dead skin, this is most common around the nose.

Homecare is vital and we share all of our favourite products our blog post, Shrinking: Products designed to target pores.
Treatments are equally if not more important than homecare if you are looking to target large pores.

One of the key treatments Face Plus Medispa prescribe to target pore size is Laser Genesis. Laser Genesis is a revolutionary non-ablative laser with zero down time, requires no numbing and is very safe.

Most patients describe the laser feeling as though they have the warm rays of the sun glowing on their face, without the UV rays, of course!

The Laser Genesis light goes through the epidermis, without affecting it in anyway.
The laser rejuvenates the skin by:
– Shrinking the blood vessels that are making the skin red
– Breaking up the fibrotic and bound down acne scars
– Inducing new collagen to grown to smooth even skin texture and wrinkles
Laser Genesis gently heats the middle layer of the skin. When the collagen secreting cells in that layer reach a certain temperature, they start creating new collagen. Following a few treatments patients will see pores start to fill in and skin tone begin to even out.

Results from a single treatment of Laser Genesis will be visible for some in a matter of days, the best results are seen when a series of Laser Genesis treatments are received 4 to 6 weeks apart. You can find out more about the treatment here.

Following a full round of treatments patients will see new healthy skin with smaller pores, even skin tone and texture, reduction in visible capillaries, minimised fine wrinkles and glow.

Patients report a flawless complexion, almost like photoshopped skin!

If redness and enlarged pores are your key concern skin needling is also a high beneficial way to target both concerns. You can find out more about the needling treatment here.

For a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Restoration: Bright & light


Age, stress, hormonal imbalance, sun, tobacco and careless lifestyle are all factors involved in skin ageing.

The skin complexion as you age will dull, lines will develop, texture may become uneven and wrinkles appear. All of these factors will create dark areas on your face and the skin will gradually lose the ability to reflect light, this is often why the face appears sad and tired.

When these signs begin to appear, you are the ideal candidate for the Beauty Boost treatment. The Beauty Boost is a safe and simple injectable treatment that consists of microinjections evenly across an area or concentrated in an area.

The treatment is suitable for the face, neck and also the neckline which is a particularly fragile area often ignored by traditional treatments.
The Beauty Boost is designed to:
– Smooth features
– Plump
– Disappearance of dark areas
– Facial oval redrawn
– Disappearance of dark areas
The Beauty Boost is a hyaluronic acid injection that will compensate for the natural loss of this substance (in your skin) and stimulate the auto production of collagen  to target wrinkles, volume loss and skin glow.

During the session, the cosmetic nurse will treat the area with micro injections with a fine needle of very small quantities of Beauty Boost along the lines of wrinkles and evenly spread over the surface of the whole face. This treatment technique allows the nutrients to arrive at the heart of the skin.

The Beauty Boost can be manually injected with syringes and needles, but also electronically for patient comfort. Your session will last about 20 to 45 minutes depending on the treatment area.

Following the session, the patient may return to work but a few small spots may appear at the injection points but they generally disappear quite quickly.

Results are seen immediately following the first session. The skin has a better colour, less creased, better hydrated and becomes suppler. Gradually, from one session to the next, the complexion will become increasingly radiant and the skin becomes firmer.

The micro-injections are shallow and performed with very fine needles. For additional comfort your cosmetic injector may apply a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment.

The Beauty Boosts like all other hyaluronic acid treatment are temporary and depending on several factors: skin type, age and treatment technique.

For optimum results, a treatment contains three sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart. Following the first initial treatment patients are only required to have maintenance session 2 to 3 times a year.

What do patients think?
“The result is natural and this is what I was looking for” Lisa, 47
“My impression is that my face is firmer, my skin replenished… I feel better about myself” Anna, 35

For a cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced nurses:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Internal lift: Re-sculpt


Loose skin and jowls are natural signs of aging, doesn’t mean we need to be ok with it!

The production of collagen slows as we age and this is the main reason why skin loses its firmness, read some of our natural collagen boosting techniques here.

Aging is a natural process and we never suggest dramatic changes to try and wind back the clock. We strongly believe in addressing the underlying causes of facial aging and not just the visible symptoms (wrinkles, lines and jowls).

A product that stands by this belief is the Sculptra injectable treatment. Sculptra is quickly becoming Face Plus Medispa most popular antiaging treatments for anyone aged between 35 to 70 years of age and we know exactly why!

This will likely be music to some ears, Sculptra is a more permanent collagen stimulating injectable! Over time patient s will see facial volume restoration and wrinkles and folds looking fuller and can last more than two years!

The key differences between Sculptra and other collagen boosting products:
Collagen creams are great, if the skin has been taken care of we love the Dr Spiller Collagen cream, read more here.

Ingesting collagen supplements facilitate the production of collagen within the body, try out Beauty Chef, Collagen Elixir , taste great and good for you.

Other injectables we offer at Face Plus Medispa are temporary and will last between 3 months to 1 year. This includes muscle relaxants and fillers. A great alternative for those who are conscious of the signs of aging or looking to enhance certain facial features.

Unlike other injectables the results of Sculptra take about three to four months to fully appear. Patients will require a total of three treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimum results.

The injectable is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and helps to rebuild lost collagen. Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis.
Sculptra is not designed for those looking for fuller lips, it is ideal for:
Smile lines, between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds).
Marionette lines or laugh lines, these lines frame your mouth.
Chin wrinkles that may be appearing.
If the wrinkles are shallow to deep these can be corrected.
Sounds too good to be true? Let’s get down to the details!
– The results will not be visible overnight like fillers or even weeks like muscle relaxants
– You will need a series of treatments, three in total before results are visible
– This will not reverse the aging process!

It is an excellent treatment for those looking for subtle changes that last over two years!

Any side effects? Following a clinical trial and experiences based on our patient feedback:
– Redness
– Swelling
– Tenderness
– Some pain in injection site
– Bruising
– Bleeding
– Lumps

These are all common side effects that appear following most injectable treatments.

Interested in a consultation? Call the number provided below.

For a cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced nurses:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Permanently destroy Acne: SGA


Blast blemishes away permanently!

If you’re an acne sufferer you have more than likely searched these words in your search engine “What causes acne?”

Acne is caused when sebaceous glands (there are over 1,200 sebaceous glands per square cm of skin) go into overdrive and epidermal cells form a plug in the pore, forming a pimple.

There are endless number of treatments offered on the market to “cure” acne. There are harsh acids, three step programs and of course, prescription medication Roaccutane. All of these options come with serious side effects and more often than not are not the permanent solution those with acne are looking for.

There is a more permanent solution to blast away these pimples for good!The treatment called Sebaceous Gland Ablation (SGA) is not a new treatment.

It became available in the market around 2012 and Face Plus Medispa are one of the few clinics that have been offering the treatment for a number of years.

SGA is utilised when a sebaceous gland is affected by acne and breakout. Out of the 1200 sebaceous glands per square cm there are only a very small number of these affected by acne or break out.

The affected sebaceous glands are treated with an ultra-fine probe delivering a localised electrical current to destroy the glands, one by one. Once the sebaceous gland has been ablated or destroyed the tissue with the use of heat it can no longer breakout.

It is not a one-off treatment, patients will see results following two to six treatments. These glands are below the surface of the skin and often we are unaware of the size and detection can take several treatments. Short, sharp treatments will be repeated until the acne is gone and does not return!

There can be some bleeding from the acne lesions whilst the treatment is being performed and the sebum extracted from the gland following the diathermy.
Following the session, the skin will remain “bumpy” for about 7 to 10 days.

Patients will usually not experience pain or discomfort following their treatment and the inflammation they had before the treatment will dissipate days following the SGA treatment.

At Face Plus we don’t just leave it there. We believe that the correct skincare and inner health is vital to the management of acne.

At the same time you dermal therapist may prescribe a series of peels and/or LED light therapy.
Watch one of our beautiful patient’s experience here

If you currently have some visible scarring from the acne we recommend one of our favourite treatments Dermapen


There is no quick fix when it comes to acne but there are some great ways to manage and keep those break outs at bay.

It can be incredibly stressful and stress is often the cause, trigger and contributor to flare ups! Read some of our stress management techniques here

For a skin consultation with one of our experienced dermal specialists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]