Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny.


You Inherit Your Predisposition To Health.

Each of us is made up of around 24000 genes which you inherited from parents.
You cannot change your genes.

You Can Change Your Gene Expression

You can turn genes on and off. (up-regulate and down-regulate)

An example of this in nature is bees. All bees have identical genetic material, but their environment & nutrition determine which genes are expressed. The queen bee in a hive becomes the queen because she is fed royal jelly. But all bees have roles workers, drones, nurses etc. It is the environment which determines which of their genes are expressed and who they become.

Human Genes Are Affected By Environment

Simarly with humans changing the environment you and your genes live in. Nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and nutrigenomic treatments can change genetic potential, gene expression or provide cofactors to help your cell health.

SkinRevision is transforming into a wellness centre. From mid July we will be offering gene testing to help you develop your wellness potential.

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However it turned out we only have around 24,000 genes. This is a few more than a chimpanzee or a mouse, but nothing spectacular. Even more surprisingly, scientists discovered that large parts of our genome is made up of DNA that doesn’t code for genes.

#epigenetics #nutrigenomics #wellness #genes #genetictesting

Neck Wrinkles And Lines

Neck wrinkles & lines develop over time from exposure to sun and muscle movement.
The treatment for neck wrinkles and lines depends on the type.

Types Of Neck Wrinkles & Lines.

1. Criss cross & crepey neck wrinkles.
As we get less young the texture of the skin on the neck becomes more crepey or loose. This can be exacerbated by sun damage.

What can help with with crepey neck wrinkles?

  • Vitamin A creams and antioxidants
  • Resurfacing with eMatrix
  • Fractional laser may also have a place.
  • 2. Neck circular lines or ‘necklace lines”
    So called because they look like necklaces. They can occur in younger people. They are caused from movement so can be treated with wrinkle relaxing treatments.

    Treatments that help with ‘necklace lines’

  • Wrinkle relaxing treatments.
  • eMatrix- fractionated rf.
  • Vitamin A Creams & Antioxidants.
  • 3. Cords that stand out on the neck.
    As some people get less young they notice vertical bands that stand out on their neck. These are called platysmal bands and once again are caused by muscle movement and loss of fat. These develop naturally over time.

  • Best Treated with wrinkle relaxing treatments.
  • Remember Sun Protection To Prevent More Neck Wrinkles

    The skin on the neck and decolletage often gets more sun than your face. Women often wear makeup or remember to put sunscreen on their face but neglect these two areas. The skin on neck is also thinner than the face and more susceptible. Wear sunscreen daily on your decolletage and neck. You can also extend your vitamin A, exfoliants and other anti-aging active ingredients onto your neck, dec and even hands.

    Some things that do not work on neck wrinkles & lines.

  • IPL & Laser do not help with neck wrinkles & lines. These are good for skin pigmentation or redness.
  • Microdermabrasion & /Peels similarly do not help with neck wrinkles & lines.
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    Look Younger & Live Longer

    Danish research has uncovered a remarkable fact in a study comparing twins. If you ‘look younger’ you ‘live longer’.

    The Reason For This?

    The study does not come up with any conclusions on this and it could be like what came first ‘the chicken or the egg?’

    Happy, confident people live longer.

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    People With Stressful Unhealthy Lives Age Faster

    On the other hand people who have stressful, hard, unhealthy lives age faster. For example smoking is an unhealthy life choice that adds years to your face by creating free radicals, decreasing oxygen in your blood leading to more wrinkles. It also means you are more likely to die younger.

    Stress also takes a large toll on aging, stress causes chronic inflammation in our skin and bodies. This not only makes us look older but can lead to disease.

    5 Foods To Avoid For Younger Skin

    5 foods that age your skin : So eat in moderation

    Sugar causes wrinkles

  • Red meat
  • Unfermented dairy product
  • Greasy & Processed foods
  • Foods made with white flour
  • Sugar
  • Stay Away From White Foods

    Avoid white bread, pasta, rice, and other refined grain products? They’re quickly broken down into the ultimate white food: SUGAR. This not only causes weight gain, it also ages your face.

    How Does Sugar Cause Wrinkles?

    Once in the bloodstream, sugar binds with proteins and creates advanced glycation end products (aptly abbreviated AGEs), which cause collagen to become inflamed and stiff, leading to wrinkles.

    Focus Your Diet On Whole Foods

    Focus your diet instead on protein & vegetables. Simple unprocessed whole foods will not only help keep unwanted fat away, you will also have less wrinkles.

    Acne Scar Treatment

    By SkinRevision | Published: June 23, 2014
    Acne scar treatment can involve a number of different approaches including fractional resurfacing, lasers, radiofrequency, dermal fillers and Dermapen.

    We prefer new EMatrix radiofrequency because the treatments are well tolerated with minimal downtime. The EMatrix works by stimulating your skins own healing process to lay down new collagen to repair areas of scarring. (Though most people refer to it as a laser, it is in fact radiofrequency which is a newer technology)

    The core of our work at SkinRevision is NON SURGICAL skin treatments, fractional skin resurfacing, acne scar treatment, skin tightening and pigmentation treatments. We offer an obligation free consultation with our experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Nurses for you to discover which treatments will help with your concerns.

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    Radiofrequency Treats Both Acne And Acne Scarring
    Ematrix radiofrequency (RF) is the newest technology for acne scar treatment which will also help settle residual acne. The treatment is painless and the results are progressive. Generally you will need 4-6 treatments spaced every 4 weeks

    Early Intervention Gives Superior Results
    Treating acne scarring early gives superior scar remodelling.
    The radiofrequency is gentler than laser and relies on heating the deeper dermal layers of skin
    Because the EMatrix is fractional is spares the surface skin meaning there is minimal downtime and fast healing.
    Radiofrequency is one of the safest methods to treat acne scars and can be used on all skin types including Asian and Darker skins
    What To Expect From Ematrix Radiofrequency
    There will be skin redness for a couple of hours after treatment.
    The next day you will notice a fine brown grid like reaction on your skin which disappears after about 5 days
    Improvement in the acne scars becomes noticeable after 4- 6 weeks
    We will take photographs so you can assess your progress
    Purchase Your Treatments In Two’s
    At SkinRevision we understand everyone has budgets so we sell the treatments in two’s. You can purchase two treatments for $770. You pay the first treatment and the second is free. That way if you need 4 or 6 treatments you just pay as you go along.

    Free Assessment With Our Team.

    SkinRevision: Your Confident Choice
    Your skin is in good hands at SkinRevision. We offer you a free assessment with our experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Nurses for you to discover your treatment options.

    You gain access to our expert knowledge without any obligation so you can be confident in the quality of your care

    Dermapen Skin Needling

    Skin Needling With Dermapen.

    Dermapen is a skin needling treatment for acne scarring and facial rejuvenation.

    The original skin needling was with dermal rollers. Dermapen gives a more accurate dermal penetration.
    It is best for treating early mild to moderate acne scars. eMatrix or fractional laser resurfacing are alternatives for treating acne scarring.

    Dermapen Skin Needling Quick Facts.

  • Needling works by breaking down acne scar and stimulating new collagen to fill under scarred areas.
  • Dermapen skin needling is non-laser fractional resurfacing
  • Skin needling can be used in all skin types (light to dark)
  • No referral is required, you can book in for a free assessment.
  • Skin needling works by remodelling collagen under the acne scars
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    How Does Dermapen Skin Needling Improve Acne Scars?

    Skin needling was first introduced to cosmetic medicine over 10 years ago. The original dermal rollers provided the first non-laser treatment for acne scars.
    The Dermapen evolved from these, providing precise penetration to the dermis up to 2.5mm.

  • Skin needling works by creating multiple pin point wounds into the skin.
  • The surface seals and heals quickly.
  • The healing then happens under the skin.
  • The needling helps break down acne scar
  • Growth factors are released that cause new collagen to be laid down.
  • Dermapen Vs Laser For Acne Scars.

    Lasers can achieve superior results with acne scarring and a better treatment for old and severe scarring.
    The advantages of dermapen skin needling are:
    • Less downtime
    • Costs much less from 330 per session.
    • Can be used on all skin types.

    What Can Be Treated With Dermapen?

    Dermapen skin needling is most commonly used for acne scars however it can also be used in treatment of:
    • Skin texture concerns, fine lines& wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damaged skin
    • Stretch marks
    • Chicken pox scars
    • Any body or face scar.

    How Does Dermapen Skin Needling Reduce Acne Scarring?

  • To remodel any scar you need:
  • Firstly to break down the areas of scar collagen and
    Secondly to stimulate new collagen to repair the areas under the scars.
    Skin needling achieves this by physically breaking down the scar, causing release of growth factors which stimulates new collagen production.

    What To Expect After Dermapen Skin Needling.

    • There will be redness and swelling that generally last 1-2 days after treatment. Some people with more sensitive skin or with a tendency to swelling this can last longer.
    • Bruising is rare but occasionally does occur and can take up to 7 days to subside.
    • 3-5 days after the treatment there can be flaking or peeling of the skin, depending on the depth of needling.

    The surface of your skin seals and heals really quickly, after about a week your skin is pretty much back to normal. Under the skin the process of collagen remodelling starts. This peaks at 12 weeks.

    How Much Improvement Can I Expect With Skin Needling?

  • The results of skin needling are progressive over several treatments.
  • Generally 3- 6 treatments are recommended in a package, spaced 6 weeks apart.
  • The number of treatments depends on your response to treatments.
  • The results are individual and can depend on factors such as your general skin health as well as your intake of fresh fruit & vegetables. Taking Vitamin C & Zinc before treatment can improve results.

    What can you do to improve the outcome?

  • Start on prescription Vitamin A cream at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Eat healthy diet with fresh fruit & vegetables.
  • Consider taking Vitamin c & Zinc while you are receiving treatment.
  • What Are The Side Effects Of Dermapen Skin Needling?

    Side effects from skin needling are rare but can include:

  • Infection. If you have history of cold sores we ask you to take prophylaxis beforehand.
  • Bruising is rare, this can be lessened by taking arnica before if you have a tendency to bruising, or use of Hirudoid cream once the skin has healed. (after 5 days)
  • Prolonged/delayed swelling is very rare. Swelling can be treated with anti-histamine.
  • Depigmentation or hyperpigmentation is also very rare, but can occur.
  • If there are unexpected outcomes after treatment it is important to call us.

    How Much Does Dermapen Skin Needling Cost?

    Dermapen small area – both cheeks costs 240
    Dermapen Skin Needling large areas costs 330

    Dermapen Skin Needling vs eMatrix radiofrequency.

    Dermapen skin needling is a treatment that stimulates your skins natural healing to reduce acne scars. In our practice we now mainly use
    eMatrix a sublative radiofrequency for treatment of acne scars. This costs the same as dermapen treatment.

    eMatrix uses radiofrequency to target the dermal layer under acne scarring. This results in more collagen repair.

    Cost Of eMatrix vs Dermapen Skin Needling?

    eMatrix costs $330 per treatment. Generally 4 treatments are all that is required. (Some people do require more). The overall cost of eMatrix is about the same as Dermapen Skin Needling. However the results are faster and less treatments are generally required.

    Is Dermapen Skin Needling Or eMatrix Acne Scar Treatment Best For You?

    We offer you a free assessment with our experienced Cosmetic Doctors,  Nurses & Dermal Therapists. We will assess you skin and be able to discuss your treatment options.

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    PRP Injection Therapy – Platelet Rich Plasma Rejuvenation

    PRP injections are used to rejuvenate your skin texture and tone using your own body’s cells. It is used in areas where the appearance of the skin has deteriorated especially sagging, sun damaged or thinning skin. Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation is often it is used in combination with prescription vitamin A to kick start your skins vital repair ability.

    Who Has PRP Therapy

    Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation appeals to clients who seek a more natural approach to skin rejuvenation. It requires a series of treatments spaced monthly to achieve maximum results.

    What Areas Are Treated With PRP Injections?

    All facial areas can be treated even the areas around the eye. Chest and décolletage which are traditionally difficult to treat, neck, hands and arms can all be treated.

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    Free Skin Analysis

    At SkinRevision we provide a COMPLIMENTARY analysis of your skin.This will give you:

  • An understanding of what is happening with your skin
  • A diagnosis of any skin concerns
  • Advise on skin care that will help
  • A Plan for medical treatments/ therapies that will help clear your skin concerns
  • We can advise referral to more specialist treatments if we cannot help you
  • Common Skin Concerns We Analyse:

    • Pigmentation
    • Broken capillaries and Rosacea
    • Sun damage
    • Wrinkles
    • Poor elasticity
    • Scarring
    • Acne, blackheads, whiteheads (milia) and skin congestion.
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    Rosacea Treatment

    Treatment of Rosacea Overview.

    IPL can be used to reduce the facial redness of rosacea. Reducing the inflammation underlying it requires other measures and often combinations of approaches is required.

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    Left untreated Rosacea progresses.

    Rosacea initially starts as facial flushing and progresses as surfaces capillaries and blood vessels become permanently dilated. Damage to the lymphatic drainage of the skin from recurrent inflammation causes thickening of the skin. Treatment therefore involves reducing the redness and inflammation underlying it.

    Treatment of Rosacea With IPL.

    Reduce The Facial Redness Of Rosacea With IPL.

    Treatment of rosacea with IPL is aimed at decreasing the excess of damaged vessels on your face and hence decrease the redness.

  • A series of IPL treatments is generally advised for intial settling of the redness though this is dependent on your individual response.
  • The majority of people with rosacea respond to IPL treatment.
  • In some cases a maintainence course is prescribed.
  • What to expect with IPL treatment.

  • IPL take 20-30 minutes to perform.
  • The face tends to be redder initially after treatment as the IPL penetrates and irritates the offending capillaries.
  • This tends to settle in a couple of hours though in some with very sensitive skin it can persist a couple of days.
  • Mineral makeup can be worn the next day.
  • Reduce The Inflammation Of Rosacea.

    Avoidance of things that trigger your Rosacea.

    Avoiding trigger factors helps slow the progression of rosacea.

  • Alcohol
  • Hot spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Hot water in shower
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Avoid skin care that will also flare up Rosacea

    Avoid skin care that causes irritation to the rosacea is important.

  • Vitamin A
  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)
  • Facial scrubs
  • Chemical sunscreens (physical sunscreens should be used ie those containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide)
  • Recommended Creams to settle rosacea.

    Creams to reduce the inflammation and flare ups.

  • Gentle cleansers such as cetaphil should be used.
  • Rozex
  • BHA or Azelaic acid
  • Recommended Precription Medication

  • Antibiotics can help reduce the inflammation in rosacea.
  • In severe cases of rosacea not responding to oral antibiotics referral to a dermatologist may be necessary.
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    Non Surgical Eye Brow Lift

    A brow lift creates and open look to your eyes. Combination of cosmetic injectables can achieve a smoother eye area and openess without surgery.
    The result is not as dramatic as the surgical eye lift but can be useful option for women with early brow ptosis.

    Over time, the area around your eyes may become less defined. This may be caused by loss of volume, which results in less ‘open’ eyes, along with distracting lines and wrinkles. Not everyone is suitable for a non surgical eye lift and our Doctors provide a free assessment so you can what can be achieved.

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