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Author: Dr Jo Turner

Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny.

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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

zzzredirectedNeck Wrinkles and Necklace Lines, Treatments That Help

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. Crisscross & 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.

Crepey Neck Wrinkle Treatment

  • Vitamin A creams and antioxidants
  • Resurfacing with eMatrix
  • A 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 by movement so can be treated with wrinkle relaxing treatments. Neck line treatment can involve combinations of treatments.

Necklace Line Treatment

  • Wrinkle relaxing treatments help smooth necklace lines.

 

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  • eMatrix- fractionated rf uses radiofrequency for the treatment of neck lines treatment.
  • Vitamin A Creams & Antioxidants improve overall neck skin texture.

 

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, called Nefertiti lift.

Neck line treatment with wrinkle relaxing treatments does improve the vertical line appearance as well as giving a lift around the jawline area.

Remember Sun Protection To Prevent Neck Lines

When considering neck wrinkle treatment always remember preventing further damage is important. 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 the neck is also thinner than the face and more susceptible. Wear sunscreen daily on your decolletage and neck to prevent neck lines. 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 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.

    redirectedPRP Facial Brisbane | Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment or Vampire Facial


    Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, PRP facial or Vampire Facial stimulates collagen to improve the texture and tone of your skin. PRP is an ideal natural skin rejuvenation treatment. It is safe to use on all areas of the face including the eyes and lips.

    PRP therapy treats acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, ageing skin concerns, hair loss and stretch marks. Though called a facial, PRP addresses all body areas including neck, décolletage, hands, arms, etc.

    What is a Vampire Facial?

    PRP became known as the Vampire Facial after Kim Kardashian first got the treatment and posted it on social media. The treatment has increased in popularity amongst women and men who want to prevent ageing and improve skin concerns such as scarring.

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    Who Has PRP Therapy?

    Platelet Rich Plasma Rejuvenation appeals to clients who seek a more natural approach to skin rejuvenation. Even younger women and men can receive the treatment. Used to treat acne scarring it also is a preventative measure against facial ageing.

    PRP treatment is safe, using your blood which is centrifuged to produce a platelet-rich plasma. The platelets are naturally rich in growth factors, essential ingredients to switch your fibroblasts on to produce new collagen. This plasma is then re-injected back into your skin.

    What Does PRP Facial Treat?

    By the time we are 20, we are losing 1% of our skin’s collagen per year. This slow loss of collagen contributes to facial ageing. PRP therapy is a natural method to replenish your skin collagen stores. Platelet Rich Plasma helps prevent or reverse wrinkles and lines as well as other skin texture concerns.

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

    Platelet Rich Plasma In Non-Cosmetic Medicine.

    Treatment of burns, wound healing and treatment of osteoarthritis.

    It requires a series of treatments spaced monthly to achieve maximum results.

    What Areas Are Treated With PRP Injections?

    PRP treats all facial including around the eye. Chest and décolletage, which are traditionally difficult to treat, neck, hands and arms.

    PRP Treatment For Hair Loss

    Studies have confirmed the effectiveness of PRP treatment for hair loss. A course of 4 treatments over 4-8 weeks has been shown to not only stop the progression of hair loss, but also increase thickness of hair and reactive dormant hair follicles.

    Free Skin Analysis & Skin Product Advice with our Therapists.

    At SkinRevision we provide a COMPLIMENTARY skin analysis with our therapists, giving you the opportunity to discuss any skin concerns. Our dermal therapists are trained in all aspects of cosmetic skin concerns. Also, we have Doctors available if you require medical treatment. *Some consultations with the Doctors attract a fee.

    What To Expect From Your Skin Analysis?

    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
    • Rosacea
    • Sun damage
    • Wrinkles
    • Poor elasticity
    • Scarring
    • Acne, blackheads and whiteheads (milia)
    • Enlarged pores and skin congestion.
    • Acne Scarring
    • Skin sagging, fine lines and wrinkles
    • Melasma

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    *Medical consultations with our Doctors:
    1. An assessment that involves prescription creams such as compounded products, Vitamin A, hydroquinone etc. will attract a fee.
    2. Treatment of conditions considered as medical, such as acne treatment, acne scar treatment, treatment of melasma, sun damage or skin checks. All consultations for cosmetic injectables are complimentary. If you require more in-depth discussion regarding treatment of capillaries, pigmentation or skin care consultations with our Doctors also attracts a consultation fee.

    Our Doctors provide free assessment for all cosmetic injectables, such as dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, lip fillers, PRP treatment or Vampire Facial and resurfacing or skin tightening treatments. If you have any queries about costs ask us at the time of booking your appointment. Our reception team may recommend you seeing our therapists for the skin analysis at the outset. They can then let you know if a consultation with the Doctors is indicated.

    redirectedRosacea Treatment Brisbane | Laser Treatment For Rosacea and Facial Redness

    Rosacea treatment involves reducing the redness as well as any underlying skin inflammation and involves two different approaches. Reducing facial redness require intense pulsed light or laser treatment for rosacea. Reducing the inflammation involves a combination of eliminating aggravating factors, skin products, as well as skin treatments to help settle the underlying inflammation.

    What Is Rosacea?

    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. Left untreated rosacea progresses.

    Rosacea Treatment 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.

    Laser Treatment for Rosacea.

    Ipl or laser treatment for Rosacea reduces excess damaged blood vessels on your face and hence reducing facial redness. Most commonly IPL light therapy is indicated rather than laser treatment for rosacea. Although most people frequently refer to IPL treatment as laser treatment, they are different.

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

    Q. When would laser treatment for rosacea become the first choice?
    A. If there where large dilated vessels greater than 1mm in thickness.

    What to expect with IPL treatment of Rosacea.

    • 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 sensitive skin it can persist a couple of days.
    • Mineral makeup can be worn the next day.

    Rosacea Treatment – Reducing The Inflammation.

    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 skincare causes a flare in Rosacea

    Avoid skin care that irritates the rosacea is essential.

    • Vitamin A
    • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)
    • Facial scrubs
    • Chemical sunscreens ( instead use physical sunscreens 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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    redirected Non Surgical Eye Lift – Lift a Droopy Eyelid and Brow Without a Blepharoplasty.

    Create a more open appearance with your eyes and smooth the surrounding area with our non-surgical eye lift treatment at Skin Revision. Lifting the eyebrow creates a younger more refreshed look. Once upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty was the only option, however, now cosmetic injectables are an option for a sagging brow and droopy eyelid.

    A non-invasive, easy eye-lift procedure

    Non-Surgical eye lifts work to create an open eye look by lifting the brow’s position. Using a combination of cosmetic injectables can help achieve a smoother eye area and openness without surgery.
The result is not as dramatic as the eyelid surgery but can be useful option for women with early hooded eyes. We expect to achieve up to a 1-2 mm eye lift with wrinkle relaxing injections, and more definition and outer brow lift with dermal fillers.

    We offer a free assessment to evaluate the area, and determine your suitability of our non-surgical eye lift. Sometimes blepharoplasty is the only answer, but if you are not ready for this, you may achieve enough of an eye lift without surgery. You get to discuss your options before you decide.

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    Hooded Eyes and Droopy Eyelids Develop Naturally

    Over time, the area around your eyes becomes less defined and brow sagging creates a hooded look. This is caused by gravity over time, loss of elasticity in skin and volume loss around the eyes. The result – less ‘open’ eyes, along with distracting lines and wrinkles.

    Wrinkle relaxing injections not only smooth eye wrinkle and frown lines if used correctly they can contribute to a 1-2mm brow lift. The approach to modern cosmetic injecting is directed at this – opening the eyes.

    Dermal fillers used around the brow (above or under) can create a brow arch and brow lift.

    Note: Ptosis is the medical term for droopy eyelid. Most commonly in adults sagging eyelids develop as you get less young, as described above. There are some medical conditions that can cause this. If this is the case the sagging tends to occur in just one eye. Our Doctors will assess you fully before prescribing any action.

    Non-surgical eye lifts Assessment

    Contact Skin Revision today to book an obligation free initial consultation regarding our non-surgical eye lift. All our doctors have advanced training create eye lifts with cosmetic injectables and redefine your droopy eyelid without surgery. They will talk through the results that could be achieved, before you commit to any treatment. If you do require blepharoplasty we will let you know and refer you to a plastic surgeon.
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    Jaw Slimming | Treat a Square Jaw or Bruxism with Anti-wrinkle Injections.

    Face slimming with anti-wrinkle injections is used to change your facial shape from a square jaw into a more oval or heart shape. Treating a square jaw without surgery involves injections into the masseter muscles. As well as addressing a square jaw, the muscle-relaxing injections also treat bruxism.

    Injections For Square Jaw and Face Slimming

    The shape of the lower face can become square from overdeveloped muscles. This is a common genetic feature in some Asian ethnic origins or from teeth clenching or grinding known as bruxism.

    It is of more concern for women as an oval face rather than square is recognised as more feminine. Squareness of the jaw when it becomes excessive can be treated with injections of muscle relaxants into the masseter muscles to create a slimming of the lower face and softening of the jawline.

    Men seek this treatment when they have teeth grinding causing headaches that have not been relieved with more traditional therapies.

    What Is Bruxism?

    Bruxism is the medical name for teeth grinding or clenching. It commonly occurs at night time when you sleep. Bruxism can be caused or worsened by stress and anxiety. However, the most common underlying cause is unevenness in your mouth bite.

    The bruxism is often detected by your partner, or from headaches, face or TMJ (temporal-mandibular joint pain) in the day. If left untreated it can result in worn teeth, disrupted sleep and recurrent headaches, as well as increased squareness of the jaw.

    Other Methods For Correcting Teeth Grinding

    Correcting the underlying bite problem or use of dental guards are two other common ways to relieve the bruxism and symptoms. However, correcting the teeth grinding will not slim the jaw or change the facial shape.

    All our Doctors offer injections to treat square jaw for face slimming as well as treatment to ease bruxism and teeth grinding.

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    Smile Lines or Laugh Lines and Face Lines

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    Smile lines are also called laugh lines, cheek, accordion or merely face lines. Non-surgical treatment options include fillers and skin tightening. However, there are limitations with smile line fillers. If there is excessive skin laxity a thread or facelift is required for optimal results.

    How do Smile Lines Form?

    Smile lines or cheek lines develop naturally over time from a combination of muscle movement, skin laxity and facial volume loss.

    Skin laxity occurs from sun exposure and natural ageing. Sun damage causes damage to elastin and depletion of Collagen and hyaluronic acid. Couple this with loss of fat volume and descent of fat pads there is a bunching of excess skin in the mid and lower face.

    Lines on Cheek When You Smile?

    The smile lines form because of the movement of smiling, causing the skin to crinkle out from the mouth. (This is why laugh lines are also called accordion lines.) Occur naturally over time from changes that occur to the face with repeated movement.

    Treatment of Face Lines with Smile Line Fillers

    Dermal fillers can be used to restore new volume to deeper layers of skin lessening the appearance of lines on your cheek when you smile. Smile line fillers are generally thicker fillers placed deeply. However thin fillers placed superficially also provide improvement.

    If the face lines are more advanced or occur in areas other than the face other treatments may be more appropriate for your concern. These include anti-wrinkle injections or skin resurfacing with laser, radiofrequency or ultrasound.

    With advanced skin laxity and sagging, treatment with Thread Lift or Facelift is the only option.

    Free Assessment of Face Lines With Our Team.

    We offer you a free assessment with our Cosmetic Doctors for you to discuss your concerns and treatment options.

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    Email Us With Any Queries.

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    * DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person.