Our skin is a barometer of wellbeing that reflects our state of health and happiness. When our bodies are under stress, our skin can appear lacklustre, weathered and waxen. When we are in good physical and mental condition, our skin can glow with health and vitality. While time takes its toll on skin, there are steps that can be taken to halt or reverse the appearance of ageing.
Skin that has been damaged or disfigured can be treated with various procedures. Some people scar more easily and more noticeably than others. For some, this can cause problems after even minor traumas such as insect bites or ear-piercing.
The visibility of most scars can be minimised by flattening the scars, realigning them to be less visible, or making them narrower. The choice of technique and the final result depends on a number of factors, including your own genetics. There are also non-surgical management options that are designed to prevent excessive scarring after a procedure.
Most Caucasian or white-skinned Australians will develop a skin cancer during their lives as a direct result of exposure to the sun. The best form of protection is consistent use of sunscreen. If you do need to remove a skin cancer, consult a Specialist Plastic Surgeon to ensure that your end cosmetic result is as good as possible.
Chemical peels target the epidermis, or outer-most layer of the skin. They stimulate faster cell turn-over, pushing healthier layers of skin to the surface while the older skin cells are shed. This results in a more youthful appearance to the skin. There are three types of peels:
Lactobotanical Peels (Lactic Acid) – This Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peel has minimum downtime. It has particular advantages over glycolic acid peels, including less irritation and greater success with treating acne, hyperpigmentation and dehydration.
Salicylic Acid Peels – This intensive peel works on the deeper layers of the skin and reaches layers beyond those treated in beauty salons. We offer two types of peels: ASPECTS PIGMENT PUNCH CLARITY PEEL clears and restore your complexion so that your skin glows; ASPECTS CABERNET AU CHOCOLAT combats the signs of ageing such as uneven skin tone, fine lines and epidermal pigment, promoting a radiant complexion.
Retinol Brulee Peel (Vitamin A) – This medical-strength skin resurfacing treatment tackles fine lines, wrinkles, dull and weathered skin texture, visible pores and minor skin discolouration.
Laser therapies offer effective treatments for a variety of conditions:
Skin Resurfacing – An effective way to restore the skin’s natural glow by treating fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone and textures, and involving minimum treatments and downtime.
Limelight Skin Rejuvenation – The non-invasive Limelight facial focuses on improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photodamage.
Vein Therapy – Advanced laser technology effectively deals with both tiny facial veins and deeper blue leg veins on all skin tones with a minimum of fuss and effort.
Laser Genesis – This gentle treatment targets the visible effects of ageing, such as wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, redness and scarring, on all areas of the body. Skin health is improved subtly with no downtime and minimal discomfort.
Permanent Hair Reduction – Our medical-grade CURTERA XEO offers both Laser and Intense Pulsed Light hair reduction. In addition to hair removal, both systems prevent unwanted hyperpigmentation and promote patient comfort.