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redirected Lip Enhancement

Treatment of the lip area with fillers can be broken into categories according to the concern being addressed.

1. Women Who Want More Lip Volume. This group of women do not necessarily have small lips they just want an enhancement of their natural features. Most women prefer a subtle enhancement, however some women want a big volume pout.
It is up to you to decide.

2. Rejuvenation For Signs Of Ageing: As we age our lips start thin, loose boarder definition and develop upper lip lines.Dermal fillers can increase boarder definition, reduce upper lip lines and increase the volume for a more youthful appearance.

3. Creating More Balance Or Symmetry. Women who have smaller or uneven lips, dermal fillers can be used to balance upper/ lower or left/ right lip assymetry.

Free Assessment With Our Team.

The first step is a free assessment with our Doctors or Nurses to assess what you want to achieve with your lip enhancement. They will explain what is involved in the treatment and provide an accurate quote.

There is no obligation with this assessment.

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redirected Treatment Of Smokers Lines

‘Smoker’s lines’ is the common term used to describe upper lip lines. They are caused from loss of volume around the mouth and decrease in skin elasticity. Upper lip lines are more common in smokers however other environmental factors such as sun damage also contribute to their formation.

How Do We Treat Lip Wrinkles?

Dermal fillers can be used in the treatment of lip lines. Dermal fillers are injected around the lip to increase definition to the boarder of the lips.

At SkinRevision we offer a free cosmetic consultation.

  • You will have an assessment with one of our Doctors
  • During this assessment they will discuss treatment options including realistic expectations of the outcome.
  • They will discuss what is involved in each treatment including possible side effects
  • They will give you a personalised plan and accurate quote so you can make an informed decision on treatment.

Come in for a free assessment to discuss treatment options.

Call us on (07) 33505447 for your free consultation
Or email to ask us any questions.

redirected How To Treat Pigmentation Or Brown Marks

How to treat pigmentation? This depends on what is causing it.
Correct diagnosis is essential before planning treatment.

Common causes of skin pigmentation.

Freckles, age spots, liver spots and brown marks are common terms for skin pigmentation.

1. Sun damage
Brisbane sun has high UV levels so even with protection our exposure is excessive. The result is facial pigmentation, surface capillaries and sun damage. This results in blotchy discolouration, dryness and skin roughness.

2. Hormonal
Hormal pigmentation results from a combination of oestrogen and sun. Melasma or chloasma caused by pregnancy or the pill has a maplike appearance common on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead.

How To Treat Pigmentation

  • Pigmentation from sun damage can be treated with IPL, laser, peels and prescription creams.
  • Hormonal pigmentation responds better to skin lightening creams, peels or fractional laser treatments.
  • Skin pigmentation will fade with daily sun protection
  • During winter months is the best time to treat pigmentation.

Free Consultation To Discuss Your Options

There are treatment options available to help reduce pigmentation and return a more even colour to your skin. At SkinRevision we offer medical grade treatments including IPL and prescription peels and creams. The first step is a free consultation with one of our therapists, nurses or doctors. Once the cause of your pigmentation is diagnosed we can help with treatment options.

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redirectedDo foods aggravate acne?

There is a myth that oily foods and chocolate make acne worse. There is no evidence that this is true. There are however foods that have been shown to improve acne. So what diet should you follow to help keep your face clear?

What foods are believed to help reduce acne?

Research has shown that a diet low in carbohydrates and relatively high in proteins helps reduce acne blemishes.
Avoid refined sugars and low GI carbohydrates (lollies, fizzy drinks, white sugar and bread) and include good quality protein in your diet.
Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish, nuts, seeds and oils are believed to reduce the obstruction of oil glands.
Include olive oil, avocado, nuts and fish in your diet or try flaxseed oil supplements to reduce obstruction.
Foods that are rich in antioxidants assist the skins immunity and protection against infection should be included in the diet.
Fresh fruit and vegetables and green tea boost skin protection.

Does chocolate cause acne?

No, in fact, good quality chocolate because it is rich in antioxidants and good oils may help protect your skin. Avoid lower quality chocolates with excessive sugar.

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4 Factors That Cause Acne and Treatments to Settle Pimples Quickly.

Understanding what causes acne will help you settle pimples quickly. Ideally, acne treatments address all of the underlying causes of pimples. Kleresca acne treatment has been a game changer for acne treatment, settling active pimples quickly. It is now possible for 90% of acne to be treated without antibiotics or oral retinoids.

Acne the 4 factors that contribute to blemish formation.

1. Increased oil production in the sebaceous (oil) glands- under the influence of hormones.

2. Increased cell production in the oil glands, accumulation of dead cells causing blockage of the gland. This blockage allows the oil in the sebaceous gland to build up causing blackheads when the pore remains open or whiteheads when the pore opening is closed.

3. Bacterial infection with Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes) which grows in the oil-rich blocked gland.

4. Inflammation occurs because of the bacterial infection causing redness and swelling- papules. Eventually, the gland can rupture under the skin, and this causes intense inflammation and formation of pustules-pimples. If the blockage is deeper in the skin, cystic nodules can form.

Treatment Of Acne

There is no miracle cure for acne; however, a thorough treatment plan with skin care, prescription treatments and physical therapies can settle acne and prevent scarring.

The recommended treatment depends on the severity and type of acne. Non inflammatory acne with blackheads and whiteheads can respond to peels and extraction facials. Moderate to severe acne can now be successfully treated with Kleresca.

  • Prescription medical treatments such as Kleresca can help to treat acne.
  • Skin care and prescription creams can be used to unblock pores and reduce inflammation.
  • Peels, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy can all help reduce the obstruction or inflammmatory component of acne.
  • Severe acne requires referral to a dermatologist.

Call us on 3350 5447 for a free analysis to settle pimples quickly.

redirected Treatment Of Broken Capillaries

‘Broken Capillaries’ is a common term used to describe facial capillaries that become visible at the surface of the skin. They can occur on the nose, cheek and chin as part of aging. (Capillaries that occur on the chest can also be treated.)

What makes you more prone to having broken capillaries?

  • Having fair skin.
  • Sun exposure.
  • Hormones of pregnancy and the pill
  • Rosacea

Treatment Of Facial Capillaries With Intense Pulsed Light.

Intense Pulsed light treatment can be effective to treat facial capillaries. We use the Cutera Limelight IPL for diffuse redness, rosacea, fine facial capillaries as well as isolated capillaries up to about 2 mm thickness.

Free Assessment With Our Therapists.

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Acne Skin Care Program

The basic essential step in treating acne is to adopt a good skin care plan that will address the underlying factors that cause blemishes. In people with mild acne a good acne skin care plan may be all that is required to keep blemishes under control. Once you have moderate to severe acne medical treatment will also be required.

Acne skin care program.

1. A gentle cleanser to remove oil build up, makeup and dirt from the surface of the skin, preparing it for any active product you put on. This should not be overly drying and should ideally be at a ph approximating that of the skin.

2. An exfoliant to accelerate removal of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that may clog oil glands and cause blemishes. The best exfoliants to use are Salicylic Acids/ BHAs as these are oil soluble and penetrate the pores and clear the dead compacted cells causing obstruction.

3. Sunscreen- a gel based or non-pore obstructing sunscreen

Acne skin care may includes addition of;

• Non-prescription disinfectants benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil
• Prescription topical antibiotic creams or retinoids.

redirected Eliminate Factors That Aggravate Acne

The first essential and often overlooked step in acne treatment is to eliminate factors that worsen it. People battle with acne blemishes, often not realising that the skin products they are using may be continually aggravating their acne.

Skin Products that aggravate acne

Creams and oils aggravate acne by blockage of the pores. This includes sunscreens especially those containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It is best to choose a lotion or gel for sun protection if you are troubled with acne.

Will makeup worsen acne?

Young women with acne sometimes wear heavy makeup in an attempt to disguise the blemishes; however this almost certainly will be worsening the acne. The good news is you can wear makeup if you have acne; however the selection of type becomes very important.

Do not use cream makeup foundations if you have acne

  • Mineral makeup is the only acceptable alternative.
  • Never ever go to sleep with makeup on.
  • Never exercise with makeup on.

Do not use any harsh or irritating skin-care products if you have acne

The temptation with acne is to over clean or scrub the face, because you feel you want to get your face really clean, however this will be making you acne worse.

  • Use a gentle cleanser. Over cleaning stimulates oil production and worsens the underlying cause. Using a hydrating face wash gives better results in reducing acne.
  • Do not use soaps. They contain products that can block the pore and often have a high ph that disrupts the natural protective layer of the skin, and potentially increase the presence of bacteria inside the pore.
  • Do not use products that contain overly abrasive scrub particles or astringents. These can all hurt the skin, cause irritation and stimulate oil production.

Acne is worsened by many products containing irritating substances.

  • Do not use products that contain alcohol or witch hazel, both are drying and cause irritation, disrupting the skins protective layer and potentially increasing the risk of bacterial infection.
  • Do not use products that contain irritating essential oils menthol, peppermint, and camphor, eucalyptus, lemon or grapefruits oils. These ingredients are extremely irritating and impair the skin’s ability to heal itself and prevent infection.

 

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redirected Hair Products And Acne

Are you getting pimples along your hairline? It may be product that you are putting on your hair that is causing it, and you need to go back and check how and what you are using and try something different.

Hair product that can cause breakouts.

• Shampoos or conditioners that contain conditioning agent- proteins, silicones, quaternium, or polyquaternium.
• Shampoos or conditioners that contain thickening agents -such as cetyl alcohol or stearyl alcohol.

Keep these products away from the skin

• Styling products such as hairsprays, gels, and mousses that your get onto your skin can clog pores, so make sure they stay on your hair.
• Styling waxes and pomades contain thickeners, waxes and oils that clog pores.
• Using too much conditioner especially if it meant to be moisturising, try just applying it to the ends of your hair.

What to do if you think your hair product is causing breakouts

• Change your shampoo and conditioner and be sure to keep styling products away from your skin.
Treat these breakouts the same way as you would breakouts anywhere else
• Gentle cleansing,
• Exfoliate with salicylic acid (BHA) product.
• Disinfect with a topical antibiotic.

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redirected Treatment Of Enlarged Pores.

Acne, enlarged pores, blackheads and white heads are all caused from problems with skin pore function. Men and women both get enlarged and congested pores. It tends to be hereditary with higher occurrence in men.

Enlarged pores are caused by overproduction of oil and skin cells inside the pore. The pores become clogged with accumulated sebum and dead cells, and slowly enlarge. Salicylic Acid is an oil soluble skin treatment that can help exfoliate pores and improve the cosmetic appearance of facial skin.

We sell a salicylic acid gel that cost $42 for 118ml.

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Or To Buy The Salicylic Acid Gel.

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* DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person.