Women's Hair Loss

We will all develop some degree of hair loss as we age. It is not just men that develop hair loss, women experience it as well. It is expected that men lose their hair but not women. When women start to experience hair loss they can suffer from self esteem, body image, feeling of unattractiveness which can impact on their social life. It is mostly common in menopausal women.

In women, hair starts to thin mainly on the top, noticing a widening through the center hair part. Hair loss is characterized by the hair follicles becoming smaller, producing shorter, thinner and eventually stop producing hair.

Hair is made of protein so what we eat can effect the health or loss of our hair. Maintaining a healthy diet will improve the quality of your hair but may not effect the hair loss. Emotional stress can impact on our body's production of various hormones like adrenaline and testosterone. Other contributing factors leading to hair loss in women include hormone changes such as pregnancy and menopause.  Excessive use of hairdryers hair dyes, straighteners and perms can also cause hair loss.

These are just some of the main causes of hair loss. If you are concerned about hair loss the best solution is to book an appointment with Dr Scott at YourSkin Clinic for a thorough examination. There are some solutions that can be used to promote hair growth which can be purchased over the counter. Dr Scott also has a solution which is slightly stronger that the chemist brand and needs to be made up at a Compounding pharmacy with a prescription.

The solution is applied morning and night and results will be visible after approximately 3 months. The solution can reduce or slowdown the hair loss and in some cases stimulate partial regrowth. Most of the time the problem of hair loss is treatable. Men's treatment of hair loss can vary to women's treatment.

 

 

Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to increase the size and volumise your lips, making them more fuller and attractive. Lip augmentation can also be used to treat smokers lines (fine vertical lines around the lip area) in older women. The substance used to inject into the lips is called Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. It is a temporary filler which can last between 6-12mths, depends on your body's metabolism. Around the 6 month period is ideal to get the lips re done to keep the volume and shape as desired.

There are many Hyaluronic acid products on the market. The main thing is to make sure that the one that you will be getting is Therapeutic Goods Administration approved. They all give similar results and some contain lignocaine, a local anesthetic. Make sure you inform the practitioner if you are allergic to Lignocaine.

A numbing cream is applied onto the lip area so that the procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort. A series of small injections is done into the lip area delivering the gel to shape and volumise the lips. Your lips will be a little swollen at first, but you'll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 24-48 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Then you'll be seeing your filled-out lips as they will be for the next few months. 

The procedure can take up to about 1 hour including the application of the numbing cream. You can go about your daily life afterwards but shouldn't make any big plans or attend special events for the next 3-5 days in case of bruising.  Some slight bruising and bleeding at the injection site is normal and expected. The bruises will fade after 3-5 days. Avoid excessive exercises that increase blood flow to your face, and also facials and massages for about 24 hours.

Benefits of Hyaluronic acid fillers - the filler injected supports and shapes the tissues surrounding the lips. The amount injected can be controlled which enables how much volume is created.

As the numbing cream wears off, lips may feel tender. All minor discomforts are short lived and gone within a week. Pain relief such as Panadol can be taken.

 

Biodroga Medic Skin Care

YourSkin Clinic is excited to announce our new products from Biodroga. We believe in these products because they are chemical free and free of additives. No parabens are used which are suspected of causing allergies. No Mineral Oils are used which can seal the skin surface and cause pimples. No Plolyethylen glycols (PEG) which can cause skin irritation. No Silicone oils and Ethanolamines are used which can cause allergies and are toxic. No Sulfates are used which may cause dehydration.

Biodroga products penetrate into the skin with out the harmful additives. Natural fragrants are used meeting worldwide unique quality standards.

You will fall in love with these products as I already have. It is difficult to know which products in the market actually work as we are inundated with products. At YSC we have researched numerous products and feel that Biodroga products will deliver the best results for the best value price.

There intense moisture formula (Basic Moist Fluid) made up mainly from Hyaluronic acid (HA) is quickly absorbed by the skin.  Its high concentration of HA will moisturise and helps to maintain moisture stores reducing the appearance of fine lines. Your skin will look fresher, smoother and silky soft. The active ingredients will not only help it to moisturise but also strengthen connective tissues. This cream is an excellent supplement to any other skincare products.

Even and Perfect CC Cream SPF20 Colour Corrector, Anti ageing is my favourite. This beige coloured cream is converted into a light makeup foundation when applied to the skin and adapts itself to any skin tone (fair to olive skin). Skin will look smooth, even coloured and plumped up. Its main ingredients of Apricot Kernel oil, Vit E, HA and sun protection will leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated and protected. I am in love with this product because it adapts to all skin tones and offers protections against free radicals.

Dont take my word, come and try them for yourself.

 

 

Skin Cancer Check

If you are Anglo Saxon background, European background, fair-skinned, fair hair, blue or green eyes, history of skin cancers and have been in the sun a lot then you should have regular skin checks for signs of skin cancer. The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated the better chance of avoiding surgery or in the worst case, Melanoma. Lets face it we all love how the sun feels on our bodies after a swim but precautions must always be taken.

A yearly check up with a skin doctor is very important but it is just as important to know your own skin and what is normal if any changes occur. Don't just rely on yearly checks, noticing unusual spots or changes in shape, color or size of skin spots can also save you trauma.

Making a habit of regularly checking your skin for new spots or changes to freckles and moles is very important. You will need to stand in front of a mirror and check your entire body as skin cancers can sometimes occur in parts of the body that are not exposed to the sun. Get a friend or partner to check your back for you.

There are 3 types of skin cancers:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) -makes up to 2/3 of non-melonoma skin cancers. Commonly develop on the head, neck and upper body. May appear as a pearly lump or dry area. They can bleed and ulcerate. They grow slowly and don't usually spread. If untreated it can grow deeper into the skin and damage nearby tissues.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) - makes up to 1/3 of non-melonoma skin cancers. Usually appear on the skin that is most often exposed to the sun, eg head, hands, forearms. Appears as a thickened red scaly lump. SCC grow quickly over several weeks and can spread to other parts of the body.

Melanoma - only 1-2% of cases, it is the least common but the most serious. Melanoma appears as a black spot with irregular edge and surface, it may appear brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. If left untreated it can spread deeper into the skin and carried through the lymph vessels to other parts of the body.

Sun exposure is the cause of 99% of non melanoma skin cancers making sun protection the biggest preventative factor. By following these 5 simple steps you can minimize your risk from skin cancer.

1- wear protective clothing.

2- use 50+ sunscreens, apply a thick layer of sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours.

3- wear a broad brimmed hat to protect you face, neck, ears and eyes.

4- sit under shade.

5- wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV radiation.

If you are suspicious of a spot or would like your skin checked out you can see your GP or make an appointment to see Dr Scott at YourSkin Clinic. Not only can we check your skin we can also treat any skin blemishes in our clinic.

 

 

Skin Cancer check to be done yearly or more regularly.

Skin Cancer check to be done yearly or more regularly.

Getting your skin ready for the festive season

Well, here we are again at the end of the year celebrating Christmas with our family and friends and we all want to look fabulous at our Christmas parties and events. Don't leave the preparation to the last minute if you want to look and feel ultra gorgeous. Lets face it we all want to have that all over skin glow.

You can start by making sure that you are using the correct skincare products for your skin type. By using the correct skin exfoliate, regular Lactic Acid peels, serum and Omnilux you can enjoy smooth silky glowing skin in no time at all. Please feel free to come in to see us for a free skin care consultation.

You can also start by having a Laser Facial Rejuvenation. We use the Revlite laser. This will not only rejuvenate your skin leaving it fresh but it will also eliminate any unwanted facial hair. The ideal treatment is to have a Laser facial every 2 weeks and at least 6 treatments.

Another wonderful treatment to obtain that glowing look is to have Omnilux every 48 hours for 3-4 weeks. This will give your face a boost of collagen, glowing skin and put you in the best of moods. You will love the effects of this LED Omnilux treatment that you will become addicted. We have some amazing packages available that make this treatment very affordable.

If you are concerned about tiny spider veins on and around the nose and cheek area then it is best to book an appointment with Dr Scott who can eliminate these unsightly veins with our state of the art Varilight Laser.

If you are after some anti wrinkle injections or wanting to add some volume to your face then come and see us as well. Adding lost volume and softening those wrinkles is one way of getting party ready and taking years off your face. Anti wrinkle injections can last up to 3 months, so getting them done now will definitely take you through to the new year celebrations. Dermal fillers will also last you from 6-12 months.

Of course the most important thing is to keep well hydrated, drink plenty of water in between the bubbly and eat fresh healthy food.

Feel free to call us for an appointment and see what we can do for your skin. Alicja, Dr Scott and myself, Anna, are always too willing to assist you in achieving the results that you are after.

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Hyaluronic Acid Mask has many benefits. HA is naturally found in the body, it secures moisture and creates fullness, giving you a more youthful looking skin. It is a powerful moisture binding ingredient that keeps the skin plump. HA is distributed widely throughout the connective tissue and is the main component of tissues supplying support to the cells.

As we age skin moisture can drop significantly making the skin lose elasticity. Babies are born with a high level of HA which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately the amount of HA diminishes with age.

We will never get that baby smooth skin back but there ways of making our skin look more dewy and plump. A HA mask on your face for 15 mins can restore some moisture into the skin. It is a great alternative treatment if you want that instant face lift by providing moisture for a natural glow. It can be used on all skin types, and safe for sensitive skin.

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used for a variety of reasons relating to the facial ageing. It is a non invasive procedure. The filler is injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, add volume to the face, and plump up lips. The filler restores skin elasticity giving you a youthful and smoother appearance. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months. In Australia you need to be a Medical Practitioner or Registered Nurse with Cosmetic Injection training to be able to inject Dermal fillers.

At YourSkin Clinic we use 2 types of fillers, Hyaluronic acid (HA) and Calcium hydroxylapatite (CH). The HA's that we use are Restylane and Princess, the CH's that we use is Radiesse. Both are TGA approved, and both substances are found in the human body. It is best to have a consultation with either the Doctor or Nurse to decide which product will be suitable for you and which area of the face is to be treated.

As it is a medical procedure there is always going to be risk involved. It is important to choose an injector with experience and one that you feel comfortable with. Some common risk are bruising, redness, pain or tenderness. They generally subside within 1 week. You may also get some lumpiness which may take a bit longer to subside.

Dermal fillers can be started at any age to correct the signs of ageing. They improve the appearance of deep and fine lines and give the skin a more supple, youthful appearance.

 A thorough consultation is the first step to determine what areas to be treated and which type of filler to use.

 

Areas of face for Dermal fillers

Areas of face for Dermal fillers

Skin Tags

Skin tags are harmless growths on the skin that can vary in numbers. The tiny pieces of tissue are composed of blood vessels and a type of protein fiber called collagen. They can develop on any part of the body but most commonly grow on areas of high friction, for eg, neck, breast, groin, stomach, eyelids and underarms. Males and females are equally prone to getting skin tags.

Researchers don't know why skin tags grow. The believe that friction may be the leading cause. Skin tags also appear to run in families and researchers suspect that genetics might play a role in the development.

If you need to confirm the presence of a skin tag or any other growth, the best thing to do is to see your doctor or Dr David Scott at YourSkin Clinic. Sometimes what looks like a skin tag is actually a mole, wart or other types of harmless growth. The doctor may want to take a biopsy to make sure the growth isn't malignant or cancerous.

Skin tags don't usually require treatment and don't cause any discomfort unless their location causes them to rub against clothes. In these cases it is ideal to have them removed as constant rubbing against clothes can cause irritation to the skin tag. Most people want skin tags removed for cosmetic reasons.

Removing skin tags is a low risk procedure. However they can bleed during removal. At YourSkin clinic skin tag removal is a common procedure performed by Dr Scott. A thorough examination is performed and then removed by diathermy.

You should never try to remove skin tags at home as their is the risk of bleeding and infection.

  

Skin Tags - easily removed

Skin Tags - easily removed

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis is a very common harmless, usually pigmented noncancerous growth on the skin. It usually appears on the shoulders, chest or face but can also appear anywhere on the skin. They are also known as basal cell papillomas or seborrheic warts. They tend to appear from middle age onwards, some people may have one or several.

Their appearance is wart like or moles. They start off as small rough bumps which gradually get thicker and develop a warty appearance. They are brown in colour, some can be in various shades between black and white. They may itch but are not painful. They can appear flat or a raised papule, 1mm to several cm in diameter.

Causes of seborrheic keratosis are unknown. It is estimated that over 90% of adults over 60 years old have one or more of them. Researchers have noted that they can develop-

:after sunburn or dermatitis, skin friction in body folds, or arise from Solar lentigo.

Diagnosing them should be done by a skin doctor after a visual and physical examination. Sometimes it can look like skin cancer, if so the doctor will take a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Seborrheic keratosis can be easily removed. Most people want them removed as they are unsightly, itchy or catch on clothes. There are several ways in removing them. Dr Scott at YourSkin clinic removes them with a diathermy. After it has been removed, the skin in that area may be lighter and also some surrounding skin. In time this usually fades but not always. In the majority of cases the growth does not return but new ones may appear on other parts of the body.

For a thorough assessment of seborrheic keratosis make an appointment to see Dr Scott

 

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis

 

 

 

 

Anti Ageing Peels

At YourSkin Clinic we use Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid peels. These peels correct the skins dryness, suppleness by signalling cells to make Hyalaronic acid (HA), our skin cells natural moisture substance. A unique combination of Lactic acid and essential skin antioxidant vitamins helps normalise skin exfoliation and renewal rate to return the skin to a more youthful healthy appearance. These peels should only be used by a recommended skincare professional. AHA's are soluble organic acids that are found naturally in various fruits and foods.

Therefore the 2 purposes of AHA's are moisturising and skin exfoliator. As we age the process of skin shedding slows down making our skin look dull, sallow, coarse and creating fine lines. AHA's exfoliates the skin as it has the unique ability to dissolve the cellular cement.

AHA's can be used on all skin types. AHA's do not thin the skin as some people may think they do. In fact skin epidermis/dermal thickness is increased due to the HA stimulation into the skin. An increase in HA leads to a dramatic increase in the moisture retention properties of the skin, giving the skin a plumper look.

AHA's can cause sun sensitivity and should always be used with a SPF 15 plus. Additionally wearing a wide brim hat should be used.

There may be some mild stinging or irritation when first applied however this sensation should disappear within several minutes and usually subsides after several uses.

Within a few weeks of using these peels your skin should begin to look and feel smoother, younger and healthier. Should start to see visible results after 2-6 weeks depending on the condition of the skin prior to using Priori Advanced AHA's peels. Lactic acid peels can be done weekly for faster results.

At YourSkin Clinic we offer single treatments or packages of 6. For ultimate skin results Omnilux can be added.

PRIORI ADVANCED AHA LACTIC ACID PEEL

PRIORI ADVANCED AHA LACTIC ACID PEEL

Why I should use a Serum

A question we get asked often is why should I use a serum and what are the benefits. As we get older our skin needs as much help as possible. Being exposed to the harsh sun and pollutants in our environment our skin needs that extra boost to keep it looking healthy and glowing.

There are a number of serums on the market. AT YourSkin Clinic we use and recommend Priori Cellular Recovery Serum with DNA complex. The ingredients in this product mimics our own skin enzymes to normalise and repair the skin.

It is designed to be used as a booster to enhance the effects and results of any anti ageing skincare regime. The antioxidants and vitamins repair the skins DNA enzymes, boost collagen production promoting younger looking glowing skin. It encourages cells to heal, rejuvenate, and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tones. It is the perfect serum to apply after any laser and Omnilux treatments. The enzymes help to repair the skin cells whilst soothing and calming the skin. Can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin.

 

Priori Cellular Recovery Serum with DNA Enzyme Complex.  

Priori Cellular Recovery Serum with DNA Enzyme Complex.

 

This serum is oil free, fragrance and colorant free, paraben free and non-comedogenic. It can be used as part of your normal skincare routine, apply morning and night after cleansing the skin. Apply 1-2 pumps on hands and gently massage onto neck and face. Within seconds of applying this serum the skin feels extremely hydrated and refreshed.

For that extra boost in your skin and to prevent further damage invest in this serum. I highly recommend it.

Looking Good for your Age

At YourSkin Clinic we take pride in making people look good for their age. Its about growing old gracefully but doing so with a little help along the way.

The late 20's, early 30's is when you start to show signs of ageing. Your skin needs to be looked after to keep it looking vibrant and young.

The following are my tips on how we can achieve this and it is also something that I have followed through myself.

We all know that eating a well balanced diet keeps us healthy on the inside and outside. We should eat plenty of fruit and vegetables including adequate amounts of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. A good diet gives us the energy to lead an active lifestyle. Exercise also helps us in maintaining a youthful figure.

Cleansing with the right cleanser is a good start, and exfoliating the skin 2-3 times a week. Exfoliation not only washes away dead skin but helps in the production of new cells. Regular exfoliation can give you a smoother, brighter and firmer skin. Moisturising with the right moisturiser is also important as your skin can get drier as you get older.

Always protect the skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreen, and a big hat when going in the sun. Prevention is always better than cure.

Regular facial treatments like Facials, Lasers, Omnilux, Mask and Peels are the best way to pamper the skin. They clear the face of any impurities, increase collagen production and prevents the appearance of fine lines. They all rejuvenate the skin leaving your skin looking radiant and glowing.

It is best to start using anti ageing products in your mid 20's. The ingredients in these products help fight signs of ageing. They will delay the appearance of fine lines, increase collagen production and improve pigmentation. Look for products containing Retinol, AHA's, Vit A, Vit E, and Vit C. Combining these ingredients with regular facial treatments will give your skin a boost and keep you looking young.

It is also best to start in your 30's if you are interested in Botox and Dermal fillers. These treatments will enhance your appearance keeping you looking great for your age. Lets face it we all ant to look slightly younger than our real age.

Its never too late to start looking after your skin. The earlier you start the better you will look as you get older. 

If you have any queries, concerns or would like some assistance in how we can make you look great for your age come and see us at YourSkin Clinic.

Bridal Packages

A girls wedding day is one of the most important days of her life. It is a day when all the attention is on the bride and groom but mainly the bride (sorry guys). That is why it is important to have the best skin and that glowing flawless look on the day.

To get the ultimate flawless look you will need to prepare at least 3-6 months before. Now is the time to get  that filler to give you that extra contour in your cheeks or that extra fullness in your lips. Also anti wrinkle injections can be done 6 months prior as this time will give you the opportunity to have a trial run as to how many units are needed for the desired look.

If you have uneven skin tone, pigmentation, or blemishes then it is time to commence a series of IPL/Laser treatments. These treatments stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate your skin whilst getting rid of blemishes and pigmentation and gradually achieving that flawless skin. For best results aim to have laser treatments 1-2 weekly in combination with Peels and Medical grade Omnilux. 

1 month before - continue with Laser and Omnilux. By now you should have had antiwrinkle injections so that there are minimal lines for the big day.

At YourSkin Clinic we offer a few bridal packages. Give us a call or come in for a free consultation.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botulinum Toxin)

Anti-wrinkle injections are increasingly becoming popular for treating wrinkles and expression lines. There are 3 products in the Australian cosmetic market that are Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved. They are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. They are all made up of the same ingredient of Botulinum Toxin, called different names because they come from 3 different pharmaceutical companies.

When any of these products are injected, it relaxes the muscles, preventing the skin from creasing and causing wrinkles. The effect usually last 3-4 months but can last longer with ongoing treatments. Most people get injected on the forehead, frown and crows feet. It is a non invasive procedure with low risk involves.

Areas of treatment    

Areas of treatment

 

 

The price of treatment can vary and it depends on the quantity of units being injected. The total cost of one area can vary from $70 to $300. There shouldn't be much pain associated with the treatment. It is similar to a mosquito bite lasting a few seconds. The needles used are very small.

Possible side effects are rare and limited to the injection site. A 2 week follow up is recommended if not happy with the result. It can mean that more units is needed for the desired effect.

Contact YourSkin Clinic today for more information or come into the clinic for a free consultation.

Omnilux Light Therapy

Omnilux light therapy was developed as a natural non invasive and relaxing procedure to help reduce the appearance of visible signs of ageing. It minimizes fine lines, boost collagen production and visibly improves yous skins appearance.

Omnilux is used extensively by Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons worldwide. Using the different combinations of Light Emitting Diodes (LED's), Omnilux works with the body's own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing and clears acne prone skin. By using the different lights, it means that we can deliver effective treatment protocols for acne, skin rejuvenation and reduction of wrinkles. By combining the red and infra red light this will also help to reduce pore size, improve skin tone and texture and give you a vibrant, healthier looking skin.

Advantages of Omnilux are no downtime, non invasive, non ablative, effective, affordable, relaxing, healing and calming experience. It can be used on all skin types.

Omnilux red  

Omnilux red

 

It is the best treatment to get your skin looking glowing and fabulous for that special occasion or forever. At YourSkin Clinic we offer various packages combining Omnilux, Laser facials and Hydrating Peels.

Come into our clinic for a complimentary treatment to see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

Mineral Makeup

Conventional makeup contains chemicals, oils and other additives that can either irritate sensitive skin or cause unnecessary breakout. Mineral makeup is the safest becasue it adheres to the natural oils in a persons skin and doesnt seep into the pores. Makeup acts as a protective agent against free radicasl. Mineral makeup also allows your skin to breathe whilst offering protection. Glo Mineral makeup is talc free, and non comedogenic and is the ideal choice for sensitive skin. It can be used on all skin types and skin conditions delivering a flawless finish. 

Glo mineral foundation

Glo mineral foundation

Pure Mineral makeup has a very long and stable shelf life. Additives and chemicals are added in conventional makeup to make it last longer. Mineral makeup doesn't harbor bacteria, therefore not causing clogging of the skin. Mineral makeup is recommended after all types of laser treatments as it does not irritate the skin. The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in mineral makeup are known to help soothe and protect the skin after laser treatments.

Glo minerals utilize only the finest pharmaceutical grade ingredients, triple milled high pigment minerals and an antioxidant blend of Vit A,C,E and green tea extract. Glo mineral foundations are found in salon spas and physicians clinics. Come into YourSkin clinic for a skin colour assessment today.

Melasma

Melasma, also known as Chloasma is a tanned blotchy skin discoloration on the face. It can effect anyone especially pregnant women and women taking the oral contraceptive pill. Common signs are dark irregular hyperpigmentation skin on upper cheeks, nose, lips and forehead.

Cause - it is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes (cells in the epidermal layer of the skin) when the skin is exposed to the sun.

Treatment - in some clients it can disappear over a period of months after giving birth or stopping the pill. The Revlite ND Yag laser has been proven to eliminate Melasma. the Laser reduces the production of Melanin synthesis. The 1064 wavelength penetrates deeper into the dermis and is absorbed by the melanin. A course of 10 or more treatments weekly or fortnightly is recommended, then monthly maintenance.

Patients must stay out of the sun and wear a SPF 50+ protection. The Revlite is a safe treatment that can be used on all skin types. Not only is the Revlite the most gentle skin treatment for Melasma, it also rejuvenates the skin making you look younger.

Facial Spider Veins

Varilight Laser - Get rid of unsightly facial spider veins.

Ever wondered how to get rid of those small facial spider veins? Well you can with the Varilight Laser machine. It gently and permanently removes visible vessels, broken capillaries on the face. The treatment is relatively pain free utilizing an intense beam of laser light targeting the unwanted vein, causing the vein to safely deconstruct while leaving the healthy surrounding cells around the vein perfectly intact.

Varilight Laser Machine

Varilight Laser Machine

In just 4 easy steps you can have a clearer complexion.

1. A consultation with Dr Scott is important. He will decide if this treatment is the right option for you. Consult is under Medicare.

2. Preparation- no sun exposure one week before day of treatment.  Remove all makeup and lotion.

3. Using a 533nm wavelength, the Varilight laser is emitted through a pen like handpiece. You may feel a slight stinging sensation during the treatment that quickly goes away once treatment is complete. Treatment takes about 20-30 mins. To achieve optimal results 3-5 treatments are recommended 4 weeks apart.

4. Skin may be slightly pink after treatment. Paw Paw cream can be applied during the healing process. Avoid sun exposure for a week after treatment.

It is up to the doctors discretion if it can be performed under Medicare, otherwise the cost is $50-$100 per treatment depending on treatment size. Can also target small leg spider veins.

Before and After

Before and After

YourSkin Clinic can also customize a skin care product regime that will enhance and sustain your results.

Autumn Skincare

After the summer season you are looking at treatments to help protect and restore your skin.

Coming into Autumn is a great time to start rejuvenating your skin.

At YourSkin Clinic we offer a variety of treatments. A medical grade peel is a good start.

Peels give you that extra boost to your skin and bring back that natural healthy glow. A medical grade peel will improve texture, tone and help with anti ageing.

Enerpeels can be done every 4-6 weeks. To assist skin peeling and accelerated skin regeneration we recommend washing the face after 12 hours of the peel treatment with Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, apply SKinstitut Repair Balm morning and night and Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel after 3 days. There maybe some downtime with these peels depending on your skin conditions.

Price $129, valid till end of Autumn 2016.

 

 

The top 5 superfoods for your skin

Blueberries

This low-profile berry was ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging, so add half a cup to your yogurt or cereal every day.

Wild Salmon

Wild salmon — not farm-raised — is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon also has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure. The vitamin D in salmon keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy, too. You won't have a problem adding salmon to your diet since there are hundreds of ways to enjoy this beauty superfood. Try it grilled, baked, in your pasta, with a salad, in sushi, or just with a side of asparagus.

Walnuts

You don't need to eat cupfuls of walnuts to enjoy their many benefits: smoother skin, healthy hair, brighter eyes, and strong bones. Get your daily dose of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E by eating a handful by themselves or throwing some in your salad, pasta, or dessert.

Oysters

The jury's still out on whether oysters are really aphrodisiacs, but they are a good source of zinc, which aids in skin cell renewal and repair. Zinc also keeps your nails, hair, and eyes healthy. Who needs an aphrodisiac when you look and feel beautiful?

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, so make sure to stock up on canned tomato sauce, tomato juice, and ketchup.