5 Steps to Better Skin

So, it’s cold outside – Winter weather can take its toll on your skin, but there are some simple steps to help protect it:

Add extra moisture.

Even if you consistently hydrate your skin, consider moisturizing more often or even switching to a heavier moisturizer during these cold days. Check out our range of hydrating skincare to help provide extra-rich moisturization which can deliver moisture that lasts throughout the day.

While you’re at it, remember to keep your lips hydrated with a moisturizing lip balm with skin-protecting ingredients to help prevent chapping.

Stay warm.

Pretty obvious, right? But still essential. Do what you can to remain warm this winter: this means bundling up when you go outside, heating your house/room when necessary, and using a humidifier if you live in a dry climate. Your skin will thank you for taking this easy step in these colder months!

Up the fatty acids in your diet.

Foods that contain a good dose of healthy fats – including almonds, walnuts, salmon, and olive oil – may help keep your skin hydrated. These are also superfoods that can help your heart health…so they’ll work double duty for you in winter!

Cool it with the baths.

Baths can be very relaxing and warming when it’s so cold out, but try to limit them this winter, and keep the water warm – not hot. Using hot water in your bath or shower can actually break down the lipid barriers in skin, which may result in moisture loss and can dry out your skin.

Don’t forget sunscreen!

Just because you can’t see the sun as much in winter doesn’t mean it can’t affect your skin. In fact, UVA sun rays (which can penetrate into deeper levels of the skin and contribute to skin aging) are present year-round and can pierce through glass and clouds.

So, when we say it’s best to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, we mean EVERY DAY – winter included.

These 5 easy steps may make a difference between dry, chapped skin and more hydrated, softer skin this winter.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Are Microtreatments The Best Beauty Procedures?

Microtreatments might sound like a new concept, but thousands of women over the world claim they create better results than any other option on the market today.

Microtreatments make up a good portion of what we offer at SKYN® and do not involve any surgery, and you can be in and out of the clinic in a matter of minutes or hours. Injections will be involved for the best outcomes, but that’s much better than going under the knife to achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you’re still not convinced about microtreatments, here are some examples of the type of concerns they can address and the benefits.

 

Improving crow’s feet and frown lines

Crow’s feet and frown lines can make people appear much older than they actually are. So, it makes sense that you will want to smooth them out as soon as they appear on your face (or before they do). While there are many moisturisers available on the market that claim to produce those results, few of them cut it in terms of real results.

There are also surgical options, but there is no need to spend that much money or put your body through such an invasive experience. Microtreatments are the perfect solution and can usually be administered in your lunch break with little downtime.

We encourage clients to book a consultation appointment with our Talent first, so you get all the information you require about the best ways to kick those tired eyes to the curb.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $4 per unit

 

Smoothing and tightening the skin

When the skin on your face and neck becomes flabby and loose, you will begin to look old before your time. Again, there are lots of surgical solutions available, however, most experts agree there is no need to opt for something like that now we have microtreatments on the scene. Our Talent will take a look at your concerns and then offer advice on the best microtreatments to address them.

That will often involve the use of cutting-edge creams and moisturisers, and you might also benefit from cosmetic injectables like wrinkle relaxers or skin treatments like laser resurfacing.

Treatments like laser resurfacing can effectively combat the early signs of skin sagging and laxity.


Chemical peels / from $110 each
Wrinkle Relaxers / from $4 per unit
Laser Resurfacing / $550 per session

 

Creating the illusion of high cheekbones

Cheek enhancement services can help you to create the illusion of high cheekbones with dermal fillers. While it’s a temporary solution lasting 9 – 18 months before a top is due, you’re guaranteed to become the envy of your friends.

If you want to assess the results for yourself; book a complimentary consultation to see if the treatment could benefit you. Some people spend thousands of dollars with plastic surgeons to get those desirable cheeks, but there are much more affordable options with the correct combination of microtreatments.


Dermal Fillers / from $650

 

Microtreatments packages and pricing 

We have packaged some of our most popular microtreatments at very affordable prices. To achieve the perfect result our Talent analyse the entire face and consider your facial proportions ensuring a natural result. Each service is completely customised.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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The Best Skin Treatments for Winter

It’s time to rejuvenate, hydrate and repair as we head into the Winter months with some of our favourite treatments.

Keep your skin in great condition as the temperature drops, and take the opportunity to book in for some of our most effective treatments while you can afford a little downtime. 

 

FRACTIONATED ERBIUM LASER RESURFACING  

  • Targets: Moderate fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage/age spots & overall skin rejuvenation
  • Downtime: 1-2 weeks, until new layers of skin grow 
  • Frequency: Depends on concerns & desired results, 1 treatment may be sufficient
  • 4 – 6 weeks apart minimum for more than 1 treatment
  • Price: $550 per session 

Laser skin resurfacing is the treatment of choice for clients who want to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin. This treatment improves superficial lines to moderate wrinkles with less pain, fewer side-effects, and a more rapid recovery than other treatments. 

 

“This treatment is perfect for the winter months as sun exposure must be minimised for a month before and after the procedure” – D’Arcy, Dermal Therapist 

CHIN UP™: DOUBLE CHIN INJECTIONS 

  • Targets: Reduce submental fullness or fat under the chin
  • Downtime: Swelling and bruising can last for 2 weeks
  • Frequency: 2 – 4 treatments, 4 – 6 weeks apart  
  • Price: $590 per session 

CHIN UP™ double chin injections reduce submental fullness or fat under the chin which can redefine your jawline resulting in a more contoured neck profile. These fat dissolving injections can effectively remove unwanted fat under your chin without surgery.

 

“Winter is the perfect time to have this treatment as post treatment swelling can be easily hidden with a well placed scarf or turtleneck jumper” – Lindsey, Cosmetic Nurse 

BEAUTY BOOSTERS

  • Targets: Sun-Damaged, Sagging or Thin Skin & Imperfections; Loss of Elasticity, Luminosity
  • Wrinkles & Hydration
  • Downtime: Possible bruising & slight swelling for 48-72hrs 
  • Frequency: 3 sessions 3 – 4 weeks apart  
  • Price: $650 (3mls) per session 

Beauty Boosters prevent premature skin ageing, restore skin density and maintain skin glow providing an overall skin enhancer and revitaliser. These micro-injections also help lock in moisture in the skin so as to enhance the skin’s appearance, which is especially important over the cooler months. 

 

“Keep your skin hydrated and nourished from within during these harsh winter months. This treatment with topical medical grade skincare is a winning combination for skin health” – Lindsey, Cosmetic Nurse 

DERMAMELAN 

  • Targets: Pigmentation, brown patches or skin discolourations (also known as melasma, chloasma or hyperpigmentation) 
  • Downtime: 2-4 weeks, during this time your skin will continually shed all the pigmented and damaged layers of skin to reveal fresh healthy skin, free of unwanted pigmentation
  • Frequency: Generally one treatment will suffice. Follow-up visits are recommended at 2, 4 & 8 weeks post treatment
  • Price: $1,500 

Dermamelan treatment is dramatically effective at reducing the appearance of unwanted/excess pigmentation. It is an express depigmentation treatment that is effective in treating all types of pigmentation problems, even in resistant cases that have failed all other types of treatment. It is best applied in cooler seasons to ensure sun exposure is kept to a minimum and is compatible with all types and shades of skin. It is completely safe and the pigmented patches will usually disappear in a short period of time.

 

“This treatment is perfect for the winter months as sun exposure must be avoided for a month before treatment and at least 2-3 months after treatment to ensure the unwanted pigmentation stays away! Complementary consultation is required to ensure this is the best treatment option for your skin concerns” – D’Arcy, Dermal Therapist 

Ready to get started?

For a consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or book online.

What is a Lip Flip? Experts Weigh In

Everything you need to know about the low-key injectable procedure.

In a rapid-fire round of beauty word association, Wrinkle Relaxers will most likely conjure images of smooth foreheads and vanishing wrinkles. Since the OG Tox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Wrinkle Relaxers have become the go-to injectable treatment for combating wrinkles and fine lines. But lately, it’s also gaining popularity through a subtle procedure in the lip augmentation family: the lip flip.

 

WHAT’S A LIP FLIP?

As Lara Devgan, a top board-certified cosmetic surgeon in New York City, explains it, lip flips are a procedure in which neuromodulators (Wrinkle Relaxers) are injected in infinitesimal quantities at the corners of the mouth and near the Cupid’s bow. All in all, a standard lip flip procedure takes less than ten minutes. Over the following weeks, it gently unfurls thin lips to make them appear large and full.

 

HOW ARE LIP FLIPS DIFFERENT FROM LIP FILLERS?

Lip fillers inject a high viscosity filler into the lip to add volume. Lip flips enhance the upper lip’s appearance by relaxing a muscle around the lips: the orbicularis oris, a circular muscle that almost acts like a purse string. “The idea behind the lip flip is if you use [Wrinkle Relaxers] to slightly soften some of the tensioned areas of the purse string, then you can cause a little bit of relaxation of the pink-white border of the lip,” Devgan says. “So that vermilion border flips out a little bit and it gives you a very subtle improvement in upper lip show.”

 

Wrinkle Relaxers can sometimes conjure images of frozen lips that struggle to wrap around a straw, but there’s little risk of immovable lips with this procedure. Lip flips involve highly strategic injections administered in teeny-tiny quantities—and if you’re seeing a board-certified professional, it’s unlikely that they’ll overdo the injection.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD GET A LIP FLIP?

If you’re eyeing a dramatic lip augmentation, a lip flip may not be for you. “It’s the right procedure for someone who is interested in fuller lips but feels a little bit apprehensive and wants a baby step before they commit to lip filler,” Devgan says. Lip flips only roll the upper lip out, making thing lips appear fuller; they don’t add volume. Additionally, the procedure only lasts for about three months.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A LIP FLIPS COST?

Devgan tells us that lip flips can range anywhere from [AUD $150] depending on the person and the practice. And if you like the results, you’ll expect to spend the same amount again on a return visit when the it fades in 90 days.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A  LIP FLIP?

All the health requirements you’d need for another injectable procedure—say, cheek fillers or lip fillers—are standard for lip flips too. Devgan also advises that you don’t have any active cold sores. To reduce swelling, refrain from alcohol, aspirin, and other blood thinners for a few days before and after any injectables.

Ready to get started?

For a consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or book online.

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘You can’t be in a bubble where you’re never going to encounter something that’s not clean’

When actress-turned-Goop founder and CEO Gwyneth Paltrow introduced the broader concept of wellness to women around the world, she arguably redefined modern beauty standards. Paltrow is often credited as being a first adopter of emerging trends; clean beauty, crystals and ashwagandha have all become more mainstream, thanks to Paltrow and her greater influence. Last week, she may have done it again. On Thursday, Paltrow announced her partnership with Merz Aesthetics’ “pure” injectable Wrinkle Relaxer X.

Paltrow has never been the global face, much less an ambassador, for a cosmetic aesthetics company, especially since she publicly swore off Botox after her 40th birthday. But Paltrow’s relationship with Merz represents the duality of the beauty industry today, one that encompasses cosmetic treatments, clean beauty and wellness. Below, she discusses with Glossy what made her take the plunge with Wrinkle Relaxer X, what the future of beauty looks like and what’s on deck for “The Goop Lab” season two.

What made this partnership with Merz Aesthetics interesting to you?

“I think it kind of goes along with my philosophy that life is a balance, and also that women should feel completely empowered to do the things in their lives that work for them and make them feel better. Obviously, I’m very into clean products and clean beauty, but basically, the story goes like this: When I was 40 — I was panicking about turning 40 — I did full anti-wrinkle [injections], the whole thing. And I [looked like] a monster. It was crazy. I honestly want to show you a picture of my face; it was nuts. I was like, ‘I’ll never do this again.’ ‘I’ll never touch my face again.’ But of course, I went along and I felt good [on the] inside, but maybe you’re noticing more wrinkles. I was getting really pronounced frown lines. My really good friend is a plastic surgeon in Chicago, I’m always asking him, ‘What are women doing?’ “Is it to early for a face lift?’ ‘What’s the laser [to use]?’ — and he told me about Wrinkle Relaxer X. He was like, ‘It’s just for right here [Paltrow points to the area between her eyes], and you need just a little drop.’ And I was like, ‘No, I had a really bad experience with an anti-wrinkle injection.’ He said, ‘Just trust me, it’s a purified version. It’s very you. It’s the cleanest version of this possible.’ He gave me a drop of it, and really, it was fantastic.”

How important was the “clean” aspect, given that you are such a proponent of clean beauty and wellness?

“It’s one of those things you have to balance, because it’s still a neurotoxin. But the fact that it’s uniquely purified — there’s not other stuff in it — made it more palatable for me to try. I’m so passionate about what we put on our skin — moisturizer, or whatever body oil, cream or exfoliants. Your skin absorbs, transdermally, like up to 70% of what you put on it. Over 10 years, as I’ve learned more and more about clean beauty, [I’ve found] some conventional beauty products that are considered luxury products have antifreeze in them.”

So, what is your take on conventional beauty products?

“You can’t be in a bubble where you’re never going to encounter something that’s not clean. I have really dry, color-treated hair. I cannot use a clean moisturizer. Clean conditioner in my hair doesn’t work. I would like to make [a clean conditioner] one day, and we’re trying to work on one, but there’s a balance. I think women should feel free to explore whatever they want to — eyelash dye, hair color, it is what it is.”

You’re known to spot the next big thing. Is there anything you have your eye on?

“I thought it might be a good time to do a chemical peel to get rid of sun damage [because of staying indoors], but I haven’t found one. There are so many mixed reactions. I’m still gathering research about that one. People say, like, ‘What are your beauty hacks?’ Besides my GoopGenes moisturizer, which I’m obsessed with by the way, [they include] exfoliating, sleeping, breathing, meditating — [and] basic things to reduce stress: sweating, exercising, eating good nutrients. Those are all considered wellness [to me].”

How is that going to come to life in season two of [the Netflix series] “The Goop Lab”?

“Season two is really about relationships, intimacy and sex. We’re focusing on that. We just started filming, so we’re still putting it all together right now.”

Ready to get started?

For a consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or book online.

What Is Retinol And Is It Safe?

One of the topics that gets our break room chatter going is retinol. Some believe that it is an amazing medicine cabinet staple, some tread more lightly. However, we all believe it’s an ingredient that you must be well-informed about before using, as it’s often recommended as a “cure-all” power-ingredient.

 

What is retinol?

Retinol, of the retinoid family, is a derivative of antioxidant-rich, Vitamin A. There are many forms, names (retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinal, tretinoin) and percentages available of retinoids and it comes in both natural forms (for example, in rosehip) and synthetically derived forms. The ingredient has long been used in skincare. In fact, it’s been around since the late 1940s (!!). By the 1950s, it was all the rage to fight breakouts and in the 1980s, it hit the market as an anti-aging ingredient. You might know the prescription strength options, like Accutane or every teens’ favorite, Retin-A. Retinol is like it’s younger sister. In over the counter dosages, it doesn’t pack quite as much of a punch, but it should still be used very wisely.

 

Sounds interesting. What are the benefits?

Retinol “helps increase your skin’s natural exfoliation process from the bottom up,” our Skin Therapist, Taryn says. “It works by stimulating and increasing the production of healthy skin cells.” This cell turn over can lead to more even skin tone and a brighter complexion.

It has also been touted as the closest thing to an anti-aging magic potion. In fact, a group of dermatologists told HuffPost that aside from SPF, it is their number one recommendation. Suzanne, a Hey Day Skin Therapist, who once said that the most important relationship she has in her life is with her collagen, might agree. She excitedly says, “retinol boosts your collagen production, leading to a reduction in fewer wrinkles, and firmer skin.” It can even help unclog pores, which is why so many dermatologists recommend retinoids for teens fighting acne.

 

That sounds great! Why doesn’t everyone love it?

The controversy with retinoids comes from a few different directions. The first is that it is being put in so many products, many of which are aimed at daytime use (i.e., makeup and SPF). Firstly, sunlight makes these items less effective, but most importantly — and we want to make this clear because it’s so, so important — retinol can make you very photosensitive. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you can get burned. There is some research out there that labels this as a myth, but you wear that daily SPF anyway, right?

Many Skin Therapists also believe that retinol is often being overused. “Retinol is useful for people who have genetically challenging acne. However, in my opinion, if you have not had consistent breakout since the onset of puberty, retinols are usually not the answer to your breakout problems,” Taryn says. Some feel that retinoids should never be used. Heavy-duty retinoid medications, like Accutane, are so strong that they can cause birth defects and liver issues. That can be a lot of pressure to put on your skin, especially if you’re young enough to need it. “Retinol is fantastic for someone who is well into their aging process and needs a boost. Typically, this would be someone over the age of 35, as our skin cell turnover rate starts slowing around 30 years old,” Taryn adds.

There is one last thing to know from those who are retinol skeptical. “It can be pretty harsh on the skin,” Skin Therapist, Natalie, who says she opts to not use it with client. Not only can it make some clients red and peel, but, “it can prevent you from doing deeper services such as professional-strength peels and microdermabrasion depending on the strength and how often you use it.” In extreme cases, it can even thin out your skin or change how the oil glands within your skin work. “I have female clients who have been on it for forever and love it, but I can’t do extractions on them because their skin is so compromised that I don’t want to take the risk in hurting it.”

 

Hmmm, okay. So it seems like it’s great, if used correctly, and not great if abused.

Correct. It’s a pro product that should be used with advice of an expert (and always with sunscreen). We highly recommend talking to your Skin Therapist about it at your next facial, if it’s something you’re interested in exploring. There are tons of benefits. We just want to make sure that it’s a good match for you before you go filling up your medicine cabinet with it. If it is not right for you, don’t fret. There are lots of ingredients that can help with cell turnover, like alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, peptides, and others, and we can discuss these options with you.

 

Speaking of, what do I need to know if I want to buy it?

Retinols are a surprisingly delicate ingredient, as you can probably tell from all the information above. When it’s exposed to air and light for too long, it will start to break down. It’s a little drama queen. This means that when shopping for one, skip products that are packaged in jars or clear containers. And of course, skip any products that push you to use it during the day. No retinol-laced SPF! Get your Vampire on with this one.

And lastly, Natalie wants you to know that, “everyone’s skin handles Vitamin A differently. Some need to slowly introduce it to their skin, some can only use it once or twice a week and in some cases the skin can totally reject it.” It is a product, like with many that have to do with micro-changes to the skin’s appearance (lines, uneven skin tone, etc.), that can take patience to see change. If you’re looking for a quick verdict in a few short weeks, you might be disappointed. If it’s right for you, and you make the investment, commit to giving it a solid go.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Via: HeyDay

The best aesthetic treatments for all ages from your 20s to 60s

What you can do to keep looking your best, regardless of your age.

In your 20’s

This is the time to start a skincare regimen with effective results. Look for products that contain high antioxidants, peptides, retinol, and use them with a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to prevent further sun damage.

Gentle laser treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, are great for young skin.

Lasers can address pigmentation and increase skin porosity, so you get the most from your products.

Collagen-boosting treatments like microneedling will also make a long term difference making the skin healthier and more resilient and looking extra plump and glowy.

It’s likely that you won’t need any structural filler in your 20’s however you may want to add some volume to your lips with dermal fillers.


Clear + Brilliant / $350 per session including Healite II Tretament
SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Plump Lips / $399 1 ml Premium Dermal Filler

 

In your 30’s

The first signs of ageing will appear unexpectedly and often around the eyes, forehead, and mouth/lip area.

To maintain your look we may recommend treatments such as:

Microneedling – to improve the overall tone, minimise sunspots, and promote collagen production for healthy, bright and smooth skin.

Chemical peels – to brighten skintone, increase skin tightening and improve the overall skin tone and texture.

Wrinkle Relaxers – to treat fine lines and proactively prevent the formation of deeper lines by limiting the muscle movements that cause wrinkles.

Treatments like laser resurfacing can effectively combat the early signs of skin sagging and laxity.


SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Mesoestetic Chemical peels / from $110 each
Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 40’s

Due to a decrease in collagen production and other natural structural elements, you may notice a loss of volume and reduced elasticity in the face.

Since cell turnover also slows down in your 40’s, your skin may also begin to lose some of its natural glow, resulting in a duller complexion.

Treatments to look for:

Wrinkle Relaxers, to reduce lines and give a smoother look.

Dermal fillers can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and counteract the visible signs of volume loss by adding contour to the face to recreate the fuller look of younger skin.

Radio Frequency to counteract the loss of skin’s natural structure and stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, and can be administered on the face and body.

While gentle lasers are still effective, more aggressive laser treatments like laser resurfacing may produce better results in your 40’s for improving the tone of skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 50’s

When we reach our 50’s we continue to see loss of volume in the face and skin laxity becomes more pronounced.

As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks.

Lines can start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume.

Sun exposure and smoking can speed up the development of lines so make sure you are wearing high factor sunscreen.

Treatments to consider in your 50’s:

Volumising dermal fillers, especially in the mid-face/cheek area to correct volume loss and lift the jowls.

Wrinkle Relaxers for the treatment of lines and wrinkles in the face and neck.

Collagen stimulators not only corrects wrinkles and folds but also stimulates your own collagen production to really treat the underlying causes of facial ageing. The effects are gradual and longer-lasting giving you a natural youthful appearance.

Thread lifting, a ‘non-surgical’ face and neck lift treatment using sutures such as Silhouette Soft to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating new collagen production, reducing wrinkles, tightening pores and creating volume.

Erbium resurfacing lasers: These more aggressive lasers can combat the increasing signs of sun damage and improve overall skin texture.

Radio Frequency, a non-invasive procedure to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck, making it a good alternative to a traditional facelift. It relies on Radio Frquency to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment resulting in tighter, smoother and more lifted skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 60’s

Some women select surgical options (blepharoplasty, facelift, necklift) to address age-related concerns and bring more youthful contours back to the face, but you can also restore volume to your face with a variety of nonsurgical treatments.

Wrinkle Relaxers. The aim is to soften the lines helping look fresher and rested. Anti-wrinkle injections can be also used to treat upper lip lines and to prevent the mouth corners from downturning.

Dermal fillers to replace the volume that has been lost. Volume loss causes marionette lines to form, the cheeks to flatten and for you to develop nasolabialfolds.

We aim to correct this volume loss and revert the shape of the face towards the inverted triangle that was present in your younger years.

Collagen stimulators to stimulate the formation of your own collagen for subtle, but noticeable results. They are injected deep in the dermal layer to reinforce your skin’s structure and to restore fullness and face contours.

The Silhouette Soft Thread lift (non-surgical facelift) is a minimally invasive treatment to redefine facial contours and combat sagging skin with immediate results.

If you aren’t a candidate for a facelift, you can still undergo a facial rejuvenation procedure using a skin resurfacing treatment that can smooth out lines and wrinkles, and also improve the texture and tone of your skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

How can I get started?

Every clients’ facial muscles and facial anatomy are different and therefore require a unique approach, so each service is completely customised. Our highly skilled and experienced Talent will address your skin concerns with specially tailored treatment programs, designed just for you. We are all about education, budget and making sure clients are fully aligned with the treatment plan.

To achieve the perfect result our Talent analyse the entire face and consider your facial proportions ensuring a natural result.

BOOK NOWby booking a complimentary consultation with our  talent / BOOK NOW.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

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The Ultimate Aftercare Guide for Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers

Within the past few years, the popularity of injectables has skyrocketed. So we have created this guide to ensure optimised results, safety, product longevity, and answer all your questions.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual report, 2018 marked the highest number of wrinkle relaxer injections to date. Meanwhile, soft tissue fillers secured the second position among the most popular minimally-invasive procedures of the year.

Treatments have shifted from taboo to commonplace. Although data from 2019 is yet to surface, we can assume continued growth for injectables within the cosmetic industry. 

The Most Popular Uses for Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers 

Wrinkles can occur at (sometimes surprising) stages of our life due to varying factors. 

According to Medical News Today, the first sign of wrinkles are usually due to facial expressions. Other factors such as sun exposure, drinking, smoking, medications and genetics also play a major role. 

During the ageing process, the skin loses volume and elasticity, diminishing the ability to “snap back” – inevitably causing its appearance to change. This can cause the face to look exhausted or hollow. 

Primarily, dermal fillers add volume, contour & lift and wrinkle relaxers can soften wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxing injections can also be used for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines and teeth grinding. 

Media representations of botched ‘tox or overfilled faces have caused public misconceptions of cosmetic treatments. Medical procedures carry risks – however, distorted and frozen faces aren’t the norm, and are more reflective of the doctor. 

Results should be a fresh, more youthful look – keeping your natural appearance intact. While it doesn’t have to be a secret, it could be. 

What to Expect During Treatment 

Although Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers have different functions, they are both injectables – therefore you can expect a similar treatment process. 

Before your treatment, it’s important to communicate with your doctor your desired results. They should work with you to consider your facial symmetry and if your desired look is realistic. Once you have established a shared outcome, your Doctor can go ahead with the procedure. 

Numbing cream, and/or ice, will be applied for some treatment areas such as lips and in some cases ice. You may experience mild discomfort during the process. Some areas are more sensitive than others. Across the web, some have reported injectables to feel slightly worse than a flu shot. Luckily, regardless of your pain threshold, the treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes. 

The doctor will then show you the results, let you relax for a moment, and then you’re fine to go home! 

Aftercare for Injectables: Frequently Asked Questions

Is it normal to bruise?

Bruising is a common side effect and typically resolves within 10-14 days.

As is the case with most treatments, this is highly dependant on the individual. Some people may not experience any bruising at all, while others are more prone to it. 

Bruising occurs as some areas are more vascular than others, while lifestyle factors and medications can also increase the chances of bruising. 

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology suggests that to mitigate bruising, avoid blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin for a few days prior to treatment. Also on the list, some herbal supplements are believed to increase bruising including high doses of Vitamin E and even garlic! 

However, research shows that other factors can cause bruising, such as alcohol intake, age and vitamin deficiencies. 

To minimise bruising, applying a cold compress to the area immediately is one of the most effective available methods. 

Others suggest a topical application of Arnica Montana, 1-2 days prior and 1 day after may also be effective. Bromelain (pineapple enzyme) may also assist in clearing metabolic waste from injuries such as bruises. However, always ensure you speak with your doctor first. 

What should I avoid, why? 

Refrain from vigorous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. This can exacerbate bruising by driving blood to the area. 

A general rule of thumb is to treat the area like any wound, let it breathe, don’t play with it, don’t put anything on it that might irritate the skin, be gentle and wait for it to heal. 

Can I fly post treatment? 

It is usually recommended to wait at least 48 hours after receiving dermal fillers. While this may cause no effect, pressurised cabins can intensify swelling and bruising. This means the possibility of becoming extra puffy if flying too soon after fillers. 

Wrinkle Relaxers are a little more adaptable to flying. Again, it is recommended to wait at least 48 hours before hopping on an aeroplane, especially overseas. Although both these procedures are generally safe, in the event of an adverse side effect it is best to be able to contact your doctor immediately.

Help, I can feel small bumps in my lips! 

Small and soft lumps, for up to a week post-treatment are a common, and normal reaction to lip fillers or dermal fillers. Hard, persistent lumps are not common, and it is best to seek medical advice.

Soft lumps are common and can usually be gently massaged out. Again, if anything feels not quite right, always double-check with your doctor! 

When to Contact your Doctor

During the consultation, your doctor will inform you of possible side effects such as bruising, swelling or redness in the treated area. Always ask if you have any questions. It is also important to remember that everyone is different, and what is a normal response for you might not be normal for everyone else.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Is injectable skincare the future of cosmetics? Rise of skin boosters explained

As consumers become more savvy with their shopping and competition among cosmetics giants rages, many are looking out for the next big thing when it comes to their complexions.

While injectables such as wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are increasingly commonplace, the likes of skin boosters remain shrouded in mystery for the most part.

The concept is simple – rather than slathering on hydrating ingredients and vitamins via a cream, an aesthetician injects them for superior penetration and lasting effects.

Daily Star Online spoke to Dr Pamela Benito about the rise of injectable skincare and its myriad of benefits.

“The injections are a combination of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and a little bit of hyaluronic acid, but the particles of the hyaluronic acid are very small,” she explained.

“It’s not a filler, it’s more to hydrate and plump the skin and can also help with pigmentation. The formula boosts collagen production, helps with fine lines and hydration – plus the vitamins give you that glow, making the skin radiant from within,” she continued.

“It’s a great option for people who aren’t ready for wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers but are still seeking rejuvenation. It’s suitable for younger people too, because minimising pores and improving texture is something everyone is after.”

Dr Pam recommends a course of three treatments for best results, spaced between three weeks to a month apart.

Results last up to nine months and then can be maintained with a top up every nine months, rather than another course of three.

Skin boosters can be used alongside the likes of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers but should be carried out two weeks apart from other injectables.

The Review

I’ve always considered myself to be something of a skincare aficionado, but skin boosters were definitely a step into the unknown.

Still, the process was a speedy one, with around a dozen shallow injections spread across my forehead, cheeks and chin within 15 minutes.

I was offered numbing cream upon arrival, but opted to forego it in order to get the grips with the level of discomfort that the procedure could entail.

Fortunately, there was very little pain involved, and while no injection is particularly pleasant, these never amounted to more than the sensation of a small scratch.

This was in part was helped by Dr Pam’s technique of massaging the area just before the insertion of the needle to relax the muscles.

However, Dr Pam did explain that there can be a higher level of discomfort with shallow injections compared to the deeper ones required for wrinkle relaxers and fillers because they sit closer to nerve endings.

NON-INVASIVE: Skin boosters require no downtime

Nonetheless, given how non-invasive the treatment is, I was free to walk out of the clinic and do as I pleased, although was advised to avoid excessive exercise or alcohol to reduce the chances of bruising.

Having followed the advice, I suffered only one small bruise which was easily covered with concealer, and nobody would have been any the wiser I had been under the needle on the day of the procedure.

As for the results, I definitely feel I am sporting a ‘lit from within’ glow that most pale folks can only dream of.

Fair skin can often look drab, tired or washed out, so I was thrilled to find my face looking decidedly more radiant and fresh when dragging myself out of bed in the morning.

The end result is definitely a subtle one, though. If you’re looking for dramatic definition or plumpness, this isn’t going to deliver the goods.

However, if you want that ‘your face but better’ effect, skin boosters are fantastic options with results that can last up to a year.

Read more about Skinboosters at SKYN® here. 

The Price

Skinboosters start from $300 per ml at SKYN® ($600* 2ml Initial Treatment) • Doctor Injectors

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THREAD LIFT, FILLERS or PRP. What’s best for you?

With an extensive menu of rejuvenation treatments now available, many are uncertain about the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their face. The issues facing those looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are:

  1. what can be accomplished  
  2. the downtime
  3. how long the results can last

Some of our most requested face-enhancing, youth-reviving treatments are Dermal Fillers, the Thread Lift and PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma). Their benefits in terms of reducing lines and wrinkles, lifting and rejuvenating the skin have different suitabilities, depending on what the client desires.

The treatments are often use in combination or with complimentary treatments like INFINI RF + Microneedling, Laser Peels or Laser Resurfacing

 

Dermal Fillers

How Dermal Fillers work under your skin

 

Here is a quick rundown of what each of these aesthetic frontrunners do. Dermal Fillers are so called because they are made to fill the spaces in our skin which have lost volume with age, hereby showing signs of hollowness, lines and wrinkles. Most dermal fillers used nowadays are natural fillers, owing to their high safety profile and reversibility with a simple enzyme hyaluronidase. Owing to the advancements in dermal filler technology, fillers of different key strengths have emerged, each suited to deliver distinctive outcomes.

 

Dermal Fillers have a filling and sculpting capacity and can create enviable cheeks while restoring facial volume, while Skinboosters are targeted at replenishing the collagen stores of the superficial dermis, boosting their water content, immediately improving skin complexion.

 

Thread Lift

How Threadlifts work under your skin

Threadlifts have undergone several positive revolutions; previous threads used were poorly made and not absorbable.

 

Latest innovations such as Silhouette Soft Thread Lift use 100% bio-absorbable threads that stimulate the formation of a supporting collagen matrix that will anchor the lift as the threads disappear in the upcoming months.

 

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is famed for superb lifting capacity and utilises anchoring cones cleverly sited along lengthy Poly L-lactic acid threads and is known is the “Queen of all threadlifts”. If your aim is to have the maximal lift, then Silhouette would be the one for you.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

How PRP work under your skin

 

As we age our complexion can start to look tired and dull, one of the reasons is the reduction of platelets in the blood. The Angel PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) boosts the platelets to rejuvenate the skin, improving tone and texture. Extensive research has established a direct correlation between platelets and tissue growth.

 

PRP therapy draws on a patient’s own blood, using it to generate thicker, smoother and more supple skin in areas such as the face and neck, décolletage and hands, resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles. During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient, spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelets, before being reinjected into the treatment area. There, the activated platelets release growth factors, which facilitate cell growth, the formation of blood capillaries and, most importantly, the building of new collagen.

 

While the above treatments may have their fair share of loyal followers, we have scientifically broken them down to their pros and cons. Bearing in mind that your aesthetic goal may be different from another person, the same goes for capacity for downtime, discomfort etc. While this may serve as a guide, nothing will replace a good heart-to-heart talk with your trusted aesthetic doctor. It helps to visit a clinic that offers all treatments, so you can be assured that their recommendation will not be biased but rather be impartial.

 

DERMAL FILLERS THREAD LIFT ANGEL PRP
In a nutshell Biodegradable gel fillers Latest options use bio-absorbable threads Platelets are extracted from patients own blood
Invasiveness Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Benefits Depends on type of filler and technique used:

Replaces Loss Volume

Sculpting

Mild Lifting capacity

Depends on type of threads used:

Can Shape face (V-Lift)

Moderate to Max Lift

Depends on technique used:

Rejuvenation & Collagen Stimulating.

Key Difference Targeted areas

Can be done over many smaller sessions

Targeted areas Targeted areas
Downtime Bruising and swelling is possible Bruising and swelling is possible Bruising and swelling is possible
Who is this most suitable for? Sunken, skinny faces.

People with short or receding chins can create a more enhanced chin using Chin Fillers.

Dull, lifeless skin can also undergo superficial complexion fillers.

People who have sagging skin, jowls, double chin. People who have

Sagging, dull or tired skin

Wrinkles and fine lines

Rosacea, acne scars or sun damage.

Duration of actual procedure (not including photography or numbing time) 15 – 30 min 30 – 45 min 45 – 60 min
Longevity of Effects Depends of type and volume of fillers used.

8-18 months

Depends on type and number of threads used.

12-24 months

Depends on number of treatments.

12-24 months

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Article ref: http://www.skinmagonline.com/sg/2018/05/which-is-the-best-threadlift-filler-or-ultherapy/#.W0gPG9gzbOQ