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Microdermabrasion For Acne | Clear Skin with Microdermabrasion Facial

A microdermabrasion facial can help settle mild acne for clean and bright skin and complexion. It works like a deep cleansing (sucking out and mildly abrading pore obstruction) to resolve pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. The layer of skin that is removed in very fine and consists of dead skin cells that have been adding to pore obstruction and acne, so the surface is not damaged in the process.

Microdermabrasion for Acne

A series of microdermabrasion facial treatments are required, spaced one to four weeks apart. (Depending on the severity of the congestion.) After each session, you will notice a gradual clearing of obstruction and settling of acne.

A study on the use of Microdermabrasion for Acne by the Ohio Medical Centre concluded that 96% of patients were pleased with their Microdermabrasion results and would recommend it to others. According to this study: “medical microdermabrasion has ‘satisfactory to excellent results’ on acne; microdermabrasion can be ‘effectively used’ to fight mild forms of acne.”

How Does Microdermabrasion for Acne Work?

Microdermabrasion for acne treatment works purely on physical abrasion and clearing of pore obstruction. When combined with other modalities such as extractions and peels the effectiveness of a microdermabrasion facial is multiplied.

What Is Involved in a Microdermabrasion Facial?

Similar to other facial treatments, a microdermabrasion facial starts with double cleansing and can be combined with peeling agents to help unblock comedones. It is not painful but may leave the skin slightly reddened. Microdermabrasion can also be combined with extraction facials if blackheads and whiteheads are predominant.

We offer a range of acne treatments, including Kleresca acne treatment for the treatment of moderate to severe and cystic acne.

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

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redirectedDouble Chin Treatment With Cryo-Lipolysis

Double Chin is an accumlation of fat beneath the jaw. (Also known as submental fat accumlation). New treatments on the market to treat this concern include cryo-lipolysis and injections.
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1. Cryo-lipolysis For Double Chin.

Cryo-lipolysis uses a machine to freeze the area of unwanted fat.
One or sometimes two treatments are required to reduce under chin fat.
Cryo-lipolysis for double chin at SkinRevision costs 630 per treatment.

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2. Injection Into The Double Chin.

A new injection called Kybella is designed to treat submental fat. This is not available in Australia currently.

  • The area double chin area is injected directly
  • Two to three treatments may be required

What Causes a Double Chin?

  • Most common contributing factors are aging or genetics.
  • Weight gain and hormone imbalances both contribute to double chin.

Who Is Suitable For Treatment With Cryo-lipolysis

If you are bothered by fat under the chin, you may be suitable for treatment. If you have concerns with submental fat:

  • It makes you look older or heavier
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness persists

What To Expect When Treating The Chin

  • A cold gel covered cloth is placed over the double chin.
  • The small hand piece is placed under the chin and vacuum is applied.
  • You will feel tightness and cold as the vacuum sucks the submental fat
  • This disappears some minutes after the treatment is initiated.

How Does Cryo-lipolysis Work?

Cryo-lipolysis is a treatment that freezes unwanted fat.

Is The Treatment Painful?

There is some discomfort during and after the treatment.

  • You can return to work immediately.

After the treatment, there can be redness, bruising tenderness or pain, funny sensations to the skin such as pins and needles.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

As well as the chin, abdomen, hips, thighs, abductors, flanks, knees, arms and buttocks can be treated.

How many treatments will I need?
1-3 sessions in the same area every 6-8 weeks. When you have your free assessment the Doctor/ Nurse will be able to tell you how many treatments are required.

How Long Is The Treatment?

It is recommended to proceed during 70 minutes for each treatment.

When Will The Results Be Visible?

This varies with individuals but we recommend 3 months to assess the outcome.
We recommend drinking plenty of water minimum 2 litres

Maintaining Results

We recommend following a healthy low sugar/ carb diet and normal exercising to maintain results.

Who Would Not Be Suitable

Contra-indications to treatment include:

  • Recent surgery to the area.
  • Current infection.
  • Medical condition I the neck area.
  • You have trouble swallowing.
  • Bleeding disorder.
  • You react to cold.
  • You are pregnant or breast feeding.

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.

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    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

    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

    Call Us Today On 3350 5447 For A FREE Skin Analysis with our Dermal Therapists.

    Email Us With Any Queries.

    *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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    * DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person.