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Achieving those Summer body aspirations with Sculpsure

Do you and your partner want to look and feel better than ever next summer?
With SculpSure, achieving those summer body aspirations has never been easier.

For many who struggle with unwanted body fat, summer can be a daunting time. However, SculpSure’s revolutionary body contouring abilities offers a non-invasive solution to your insecurities, helping you achieve your ideal figure in a quick and easy manner.

With Cynosure’s non-invasive FDA cleared and TGA listed SculpSure body sculpting system, both you and your partner can experience the jaw-dropping abilities of the world’s first hyperthermic laser treatment to contour your body and look better than ever before.

SculpSure is perfect for people looking to shed those stubborn fat cells that they can’t get rid of, despite an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

SculpSure works using patented technology that is clinically proven to be effective in the reduction of fat. Innovative light-based technology permanently destroys fat cells by alternating between heating and cooling phases to stimulate the body to naturally eliminate excess fat cells in a pain-free and easy manner.

With SculpSure, you can target specific areas of stubborn body fat, meaning that the technology is ideal for hard to shift fatty layers in the hips, love handles, stomach, legs, arms and double chin

SculpSure treatments are 25-minutes per session and offer a quick and painless solution for fat reduction, meaning you don’t have to take any time out from your busy schedule to recover and can resume all your usual daily activities immediately after each session. The treatment can eliminate up to 24% of stubborn fat cells and results can be seen in just 2-3 treatment sessions.

An entirely new approach to non-invasive lipolysis, SculpSure has revolutionised the body contouring industry. The innovative technology is suitable for both men and women, so you and your partner can look and feel your best together next summer. Get started today and let SculpSure assist you with regaining your confidence next summer.

At Rewind Skin & Laser, we have attractively priced packages and payment plans available.

Contact us on 08 65001590, email us at info@rewindskinandlaser.com.au or call in for a complimentary consultation and quote.

 

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Ditch the double chin

There are a few problem areas on the human body that, for millions of people, simply won’t budge with diet and exercise, no matter how hard they try. Submental fullness, also known as double chin, is one of these areas. Men and women of all sizes and ages look in the mirror and see a profile that ages them beyond their years or makes them look heavier than they really are, because of moderate to severe fat below their chin.
Luckily, right here in Rewind Skin & Laser, we have two fast and convenient treatments to ditch the double chin that doesn’t require surgery or anesthetic. Deoxycholic acid injection (we can’t mention brand names due to Australian advertising laws) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance of fat below the chin. Once injected by Dr Eoin Mc Donnell, Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells. When destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again.
So, how does Deoxycholic acid injection work?
Deoxycholic acid works by breaking down fat cells, naturally. It is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. The result is a slimmer, younger-looking chin profile.

An average patient will need 2-3 vials per session and on average, a series of 2-3 treatments. Treatment sessions may be spaced apart every 4-6 weeks. A pre-treatment consultation is required to you and Dr McDonnell the opportunity to discuss your individual needs and to go over the treatment protocol. For most patients, downtime is minimal and entails swelling, bruising, pain, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
What is Sculpsure laser lipolysis?
Our second double-chin treatment is Sculpsure laser lipolysis. I have been using Sculpsure for over a year now on body areas and getting fantastic results. In September 2017 it received approval in the USA from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to treat submental fullness and Rewind Skin & Laser is the first clinic in WA to have this treatment available. The Scupsure treatment involves 2-3 easy, 25 minute treatments, done 6 weeks apart. There is no downtime with minimal side effects and people can return to work and normal activities immediately.

Sculpsure works by gently heating the fat cells using a specially designed laser, which causes the membrane around the fat cells to break; these fat cells are then permanently destroyed and gradually cleared by the lymphatic system.

In trials in the USA on the submental Sculpsure treatment, remarkably 100% of clients were satisfied with the result, an almost unheard of statistic. The dramatic changes in their chin and jawline seen 12 weeks after treatment has thrust Sculpsure to the forefront of double-chin treatment, with no need for injections, anaesthetic or surgery.

To enquire about Sculpsure for double-chin, call 08 65001590 or email info@rewindskinandlaser.com.au to book an appointment.

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The smart way to get rid of unwanted ink

If you are still trying to cover unwanted tattoos from your past, it’s time to take action. For the estimated 25% of inked Australians who possess a desire to remove at least one of their tattoos, PicoSure can help you become tattoo-free skin faster and easier than ever before.
PicoSure, the world’s first FDA-cleared and TGA listed picosecond aesthetic laser was developed to offer quicker tattoo removal, with minimal discomfort. Using ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to break up the tattoo ink within the skin, PicoSure offers the capabilities to easily remove tattoos, in a virtually pain free manner.

With almost half of tattooed Australians getting their first tattoo between the ages of 18-25, many people find that as they mature, their tattoos simply no longer reflect their current personality. As life goes on, you may be looking for a fresh start without judgement or the hassle of trying to hide these unwanted tattoos.

Unlike PicoSure the majority of other traditional tattoo removal technologies on the market use heat to break up ink under the skin, making the process far longer and significantly more uncomfortable. This makes PicoSure a superior option for those who desire results as quickly as possible.

Along with this, PicoSure is highly effective at treating tattoos of different colours, such as blues, greens, reds and oranges as well as previously treated tattoos that can often be more challenging to remove.

While there has been a recent emergence in cosmetic creams claiming to fade tattoos, these products do not have the ability to transcend into the skin’s sub layers. Often containing harsh ingredients such as bleach, these lotions can cause lasting damage and permanent discolouration to the skin. Harnessing the latest scientific innovations, the PicoSure laser specifically targets ink, leaving the surrounding skin completely unaffected.

As a completely non-invasive procedure, PicoSure does not require any down time and all your daily activities can be resumed immediately post treatment. The vast majority of patients do not experience any side effects, with a very small percentage of people experience mild scabbing.

To enquire or get a quote on how much your tattoo removal might cost, call us on 08 65001590 or email info@rewindskinandlaser.com.au

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Lip fillers – What you need to know

Lip fillers still seem to be big news. Have lip trends changed over recent years? If so, how and what has driven the changes?
Lip trends have changed a lot in the last decade and now, more people are having their lips filled and it is no longer taboo to chat about them. The focus used to be solely and incorrectly directed at the upper lip without regard to the position and balance of the lower lip. The treatment of the upper lip as a single entity led to the infamous ‘duck lip’ or ‘trout pout’ appearance, which has become so undesirable to most patients especially the ones that I see and treat. There has been a welcomed shift from treating the upper lip only to creating a balanced more natural appearance with consideration now given to the lower lip and the lower face surrounding the mouth. I will often fill areas around the mouth such as the naso-labial and marionette lines along with the lips to achieve a more balanced look. Clients now want a more “refreshed, youthful” look and this is certainly in keeping with our philosophy in Rewind Skin & Laser Centre.

The ‘normal’ ratio for a balanced lip is 1:2 (40% upper and 60% lower lip volume) not the 2:1 ratio often seen with the ‘duck lip’. Treatment trends are now focused on the 1:2 balance i.e. lower lip slightly bigger than upper lip and 1:1 ratio i.e. even balance between upper and lower lips.

Clinicians should be aware of and use the anatomical norms of perceived beauty such as Phi or golden ratio (believed to be the template for human beauty) to enhance and improve lip dimensions.  This takes advanced training, experience and an artistic eye to achieve, along with the science of advanced fillers.
What is integral in achieving a natural lip enhancement? As a Doctor, what do you take into account?
A deep understanding and respect for anatomy, symmetry and facial balance is critical in achieving a natural lip. We, as humans are 3D structures so we cannot look at the patient from just one view. We also need to visualise the deep structures of the face to understand where exactly to inject to achieve the desired result; this understanding as a doctor comes from years of training and experience performing and assisting in facial and plastic surgery, training with plastic surgeons and investing in the highest quality education possible. Observing the patient from an oblique angle and side profile gives the clinician a better idea of which lip needs to be projected in order to create harmony and balance between the nose and chin. The use of appropriate amounts and type of filler is also of paramount importance in achieving a naturally appealing lip.

The practitioner needs to understand the differences between the youthful and aged lip. These lips need to be treated very differently to achieve natural results. Trying to create the lips of a 25 year old on a 65 year old patient is not going to look natural, therefore, the thoughtful and diligent clinician will ensure that the lips are ‘age appropriate’. Younger patients with full lips usually require definition whereas older patients with thinner lips often require volumisation and definition.

The delicate and revered features of a beautiful lip must also be respected. The ‘cupids bow’ must be well defined and the lobes which give the lips their volume must be targeted specifically. Too much filler in the vermillion border area (lip line) obliterates the shape of the ‘cupids bow’ leading to a ‘sausage’ like lip devoid of any natural anatomical features. Filler placed too deep in the lip can lead to the skin above the lip looking over inflated.

When achieving a natural lip, these things are key:

Correct consultation, assessment and selection of the patient
Thorough understanding and respect for anatomy and anatomical balance
Knowledge of the ageing process and its effect on the lips
Appropriate choice of filler and correct amount for desired outcome
Application of the appropriate technique required to achieve the end goal

How have advancements in fillers affected the results achievable?
The evolution of Hyaluronic Acid based fillers over the last few years has been amazing and the good companies have injected millions into research and development. Traditionally, the aesthetic practitioner has used static based products in areas of high facial movement. These mismatches led to areas of lumps, bumps and nodules if placed incorrectly. We are now in an era of using dynamic fillers for dynamic areas. The lips are highly dynamic and therefore should be treated with a filler with dynamic capabilities. I use only a premium brand filler from a company called Allergan which bends, stretches and flexes when the lips are mobile. This gives the lips a more natural appearance when they are active. The sophisticated technology and crosslinking in newer generation fillers allows for increased longevity, hydration and natural feel of the product. These properties are especially important to use in older lips as cheaper, stiff fillers will look very unnatural.
What should patients be aware of before considering lip fillers?
Patients should ask:

About the experience and qualifications of clinician
How long the clinician been practicing in aesthetic medicine
Are the clinicians fully insured?
Do they have before and after photographs of their work?
Can they deal with complications if they occur?
What filler do they use?
Will it hurt? Can I have anaesthetic?
What are the side effects, risks and how likely are they to occur?

The clinician should:

Discuss desires and expectations of treatment – what is and what is not achievable, and the limitations of treatment.
Inform on the nature of filler and product used – usually a brand of hyaluronic acid filler
Talk about the amount of filler requested and required to reach treatment goal
Discuss longevity of filler – typically 12-18 months for premium fillers
Possible side effects – bruising, swelling, redness, infection, cold sore reactivation etc
Social downtime – do I need time off work? Will I be swollen or bruised for an important function?
Costs
Anaesthesia choice – none, ice, topical cream, local anaesthetic block

What you expect during and after treatment?
During your filler appointment, the following steps are what to expect:

Pre-treatment photographs
Consent forms stating that you understand the risks and benefits
Application or delivery of anaesthesia ( topical cream or dental injection)
Cleansing of peri-oral area with skin disinfectant
Injection of upper lip with chosen dermal filler
Injection of lower lip with chosen dermal filler
Gentle massage of lips
Application of post procedural cream eg arnica
Written and verbal post-operative instructions
Assessment of the final result with you in a mirror
Post- treatment photographs
Follow up for everyone at 2 weeks.

It is wise to be aware that directly after fillers you can’t apply make-up or lip products for 24 hours. For 48 hours post-treatment, you should not use sun beds or saunas, drink alcohol or exercise.

It’s normal for swelling to occur which will usually settle after 2-4 days. Use cold packs, ibuprofen and antihistamines to manage swelling if required.

You should be provided with a designated contact number should you experience excessive swelling, bruising, pain or discolouration.
What trends can we expect to see rising to the forefront?
There’s been mention of better balance in lip ratio, focus on lip condition/hydration, rather than just volume etc.

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Autumn – The perfect time for a skin or aesthetic treatment

As Summer fades and the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to dig out your warmer clothes from the wardrobe and get ready for the lovely Autumn weather. It’s also a great time to treat your skin to some TLC after a long summer in the harsh Aussie sunshine.

In Australia, we are blessed to live in a beautiful country with sandy beaches and practically year round sunshine. On a negative side, exposure to the harsh Australian sun, particularly during the sunshine-filled Summer months, can work to ‘speed up’ the visible signs of ageing. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles (as a result of reduced elasticity and a degradation in the overall condition of the skin), as well as pigmentation.

As a doctor, I am a firm believer in the motto ‘prevention is better than a cure’ when it comes to sun damage, and advocate the year round use of a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that protects from both UVA and UVB rays. I also help to tackle the visible symptoms of ageing, whether linked to overexposure to the sun or not, without making you feel guilty about the condition of your skin, or your skincare regime.

 

So why is Autumn such a great season for aesthetic treatments? First of all, many treatments – including dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and laser treatments require that you avoid intense heat and/or sun exposure in the days or weeks following a treatment to improve the efficacy of the procedure. The pigmentation that can occur following a Picosure  or Emerge laser treatment, for example, may take longer to fade if it is exposed to the sun in the 4 weeks following a treatment.

Following a skin-resurfacing treatment like MDerma skin needling  or a signature facial or peel some patients experience a warmth or ‘tingling’ sensation in the treatment area, as well as some short-term redness of the skin – both side-effects that tend to be short-lived and resolve themselves in the days immediately following a treatment. However, it is likely that patients will feel more comfortable in the cooler weather of Autumn if they are undergoing a treatment of this nature.

 

If you feel you are in need of some body contouring to get rid of unwanted pockets of fat on your body or double chin, Sculpsure laser fat reduction is a perfect treatment to get in Autumn for two reasons; one, it destroys fat cells through heating, and although it is a comfortable treatment, the cooler weather will make it even more tolerable; secondly, Sculpsure generally requires at least two treatments, six weeks apart and the final results will not be achieved until 12 weeks after your second treatment. This is due to the time it takes your body’s lymphatic system to gradually clear out the dead fat cells. So if you think about the time it takes from first treatment to final results, that 18 weeks brings us quite close to next spring and summer….so start planning and treating now to look fantastic for next party season!

 

Finally, Autumn is a great chance to ‘cover up’ a treatment area immediately post-treatment, whilst the skin recovers, without overheating! Wearing trousers or a long skirt over legs that have been treated with IPL  or wearing your hair down following a Silhouette Soft Threadlift treatment to disguise where the threads have been inserted into the skin can help you to feel more confident as your body heals post-treatment, and are both far more comfortable to do in the cooler days of Autumn than in the full heat of the summer.

So if you have been considered a non-surgical aesthetic treatment, but weren’t sure when was the best time to undergo a procedure, then consider this Autumn!

 

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What causes wrinkles? – 5 things you never knew

People often associate crow’s feet and laugh lines with getting older. After all, as your skin ages, it loses elasticity and can start to show wrinkles and fine lines and is an undeniable part of getting older…right?

But these physical signs of aging sometimes have nothing to do with aging at all. Other lifestyle and environmental factors can take a toll on your physical appearance, including a poor diet, lack of sleep, and chronic stress. It’s not just your imagination; those wrinkles in the mirror could have more to do with your daily habits than you think.

The following 5 things are probably the biggest culprits of wrinkles; read on to see what you can do about them.
1 – The sun
It should come as no surprise that harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun, particularly in Australia, is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles.

UVB is responsible for the majority of skin cancers. UVA is longer wavelength radiation that is lower energy than UVB but is 100 times more common than UVB. It penetrates deep into the dermis of the skin and damages collagen, elastin and blood vessels.

This damage reduces our skins elasticity, which over time give it a thin, crepey (like tissue paper) appearance. Protect your skin every day by applying at least a SPF30 moisturiser even before you leave the house.
2 – Pollution
You may not think it makes much of a difference, but the environment in which you live plays a big role in your skin health. Pollutants that land on your skin can lead to free radical damage and accelerate the signs of ageing.

A study published in 2010 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology showed that women living in an urban setting had more wrinkles and age spots over a 24 year period than those living in a rural setting.

To counteract this, make sure to wash and cleanse your face every morning and night to remove those particles of pollution
3 – Sleep
We all know that not getting enough sleep can make you feel generally unrefreshed. Studies have also shown that lack of sleep affects healing and recovery.

In regards to skin, studies have also shown that lack of sleep affects the pH of skin, which in turn affects hydration, leading it looking dry and lacklustre. Sleep is also a time when toxins get flushed from your skin.

So make sure to get at least 7-8 hours sleep a night and your skin will thank you for it.
4 – Stress
Personal or work stress can take a toll on you mentally and emotionally but it also affects you physically. Chronic stress leads to increased levels of cortisol which affects the ability of the skin to hold moisture.

Chronic stress can also raise insulin and sugar levels in our blood, which in combination with increased cortisol, can weaken collagen and elastin in your skin. These “supporting structures” then start to sag, leading to wrinkles.

It’s difficult to lead a stress-free life, but try your best to make time for you to relax, whether that be going for a walk, reading a book or if need be, seeking help with a counsellor.
5 – Sugar
Apart from the causing weight gain and obesity, sugar can also damage your skin. As stated above, stress causes our blood sugar to increase but any sugar we eat also adds to this.

Sugar, when it gets broken down in the body, can bind to proteins in our body and affect our collagen and elastin, therefore worsening wrinkles. It also causes the production of other toxic products that cause premature ageing.

Try to cut out any added sugar in your diet. Try to minimise any of the white starchy foods such as white bread, pasta and rice. Also, beware of foods labelled “Low-Fat”; they are inevitably  high in sugar. When reading the nutritional information, aim for foods with sugars of 5g or less per 100g serving.

 

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Vitamin C and skin care – Everything you need to know

Our skin versus the environment
Every day, your skin faces a battle with free radicals in the fight against premature ageing. The best defense against this daily onslaught? Powerful antioxidant and Vitamin C protection.

It’s a little scary to think that every day there’s a war raging on your skin and that from the moment you wake, there are factors at play that will determine the way in which your skin ages.

Over time the skin’s structure, function and appearance changes due to both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are largely out of our control and include genetics and metabolism; however extrinsic factors are, for the most part, environmental and to some extent, easier for us to exert control over, such as UV radiation exposure, smoking, air pollution, diet, stress and sleep.
The structure of our skin
Our skin consists of different layers; on the outer, the ‘epidermis’; the complex inner layer the ‘dermis’ and finally the hypodermis. The skin’s dermis contains the dermal matrix, which includes collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with its structural framework and give skin elasticity.

Collagen gives the skin its strength and structure. It is constructed of strands of Procollagen (fibrils) twisted around each other like a rope.

Elastin is the protein in the body’s connective tissue that provides elasticity. It’s function is to allow tissues to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin strands form more of a web-like structure within the dermal matrix.
What is Free Radical Damage?
It has been reported that over 80 per cent of premature skin ageing is attributed to these environmental aggressors, mainly due to damage known as ‘oxidative stress’. The damage and imbalance caused to the skin by highly reactive molecules is called ‘free radicals’.
These pesky free radicals subsequently cause damage to our skin cells, including their DNA. Over time, this damage accumulates and expresses itself visibly as signs of ageing including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, redness and loss of skin elasticity.
How does Vitamin C help?
Hero ingredient Vitamin C Is loved the world over by dermatologists and skin care professionals. Helping to reduce visible signs of ageing by supporting collagen synthesis, often damaged by free radicals, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) has a firming and smoothing effect while strengthening and protecting the skin.

With so many Vitamin C products on the market, how do choose the one that will work and that will be right for you?

The answer is to look for pure L-ascorbic acid which penetrates further into the skin and a product that has a scientifically proven delivery system. After all, there’s no point in putting Vitamin C on your skin if it cannot penetrate deep enough to have its effect.

We recommend Ultraceuticals Ultra C range that includes a 10% and 23% formulation. They contain the powerful messenger peptides Microelastin and Microcollagen to help stimulate skin rejuvenation and renewal, while the Ultra C23+ Firming Concentrate has a CSIRO developed delivery system to ensure it penetrates deep enough to have its maximum effect. The Ultra C Firming Eye Cream is also a fantastic product to smooth and plump lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

Overall, Vitamin C is a must have ingredient to have in your skincare regime to use on a daily basis in the fight against ageing.

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Changing Skin As We Age

The following is a Q&A session with Dr Eoin Mc Donnell, Cosmetic Physician, and Dermal Therapist Sam Noske, of Rewind Skin & Laser Centre
1- What are the most common treatments you perform on patients in their 20s/30s/40s/50s+?
20s
Lip fillers are becoming more popular at a young age and many are starting anti-wrinkle injections early for wrinkle prevention. We also find we are doing mild skin peels, anti-acne treatments and LED therapy. For men in their 20’s, the main issue is acne and skin peels are the mainstay of treatment

30s
In this age group we perform anti-wrinkle injections and fillers and may introduce skin needling for collagen induction. The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy see an increase again in acne and also pigmentation changes so in this age group light-based devices in the form of IPL and laser start becoming very useful.

In men, Post-acne scarring (PAS) treatments are one of the main issues and we would use a combination of skin needling and fractional laser once their active acne has settled. In all groups we recommend a good at-home skin regime using a good cosmeceutical range containing active ingredients.

40s
Treatments are mostly similar to people their 30’s with an increase in treatments to deal with the increasing hormonal changes. Pigmentation and redness is a more prevalent issue and laser and IPL are fantastic treatment methods with little downtime.

Volume loss increases, necessitating the need for volume replacement with either fillers or thread lifting.

50s
In this age group, replacing lost volume and stimulating collagen in a natural way is key through dermal fillers, collagen induction therapy and thread lifting. We are more aggressive with laser and light based therapies for sun damaged skin which improves fine lines and wrinkles, vascular problems such as rosacea and visible blood vessels and evens out skin irregularities and pigmentation.
2- How does the skin of someone in their 20s differ to someone in their 50s?
In our 20’s our skin is still full of healthy collagen and elastin and has a high cell turnover rate. Our skin generally hasn’t been subjected to the ageing process of slowing metabolism, volume loss in our facial fat pads or facial bone loss that all happens as we get older. So generally we are just needing to treat for conditions such as acne or possibly skin sensitivity.

By the time we are 50 our skin has been subjected to years of extrinsic factors such as sun and environmental damage, alcohol and smoking, plus intrinsic factors such as illnesses, hormonal changes and the natural volume loss in our skin, facial fat and bone that occurs as part of ageing.All of this, along with decades of facial muscle movements, can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and furrows in the skin, increased pigmentation and visible blood vessels with loss of skin clarity from decreased skin cell turnover as we age.

Without regular treatments, the use of good quality products and a healthy lifestyle then all of the above factors will accelerate our skin ageing.All skins are very different, however, generally speaking, in a 20 year old skin we are looking at preventive treatments and developing good lifestyle habits where as with a 50 year old skin we are looking at correcting the skin damage.
3- What are preventative treatments you would recommend to people in their 20s?
If the person has healthy skin then we would recommend beginning to include a good quality at-home skin regime. Not only will this help get them in the habit of looking after their skin but it will also help to maintain their youthful glow.By using a quality brand with active ingredients including a vitamin A then their skin will love them for it.

We always recommend a Vitamin A, but emphasise using a scientifically backed range…we stock Ultraceuticals including the doctor-only recommendation Ultraceuticals MD range; all Australian-made, with research and development behind every product.
4- At what age should people change their skincare routine?
We don’t think skincare routine is age dependent, more so dependent on your skin’s needs. Ensuring you are seeing a dermal therapist or skin professional regularly will ensure you are on the right track and make sure you are using what you need on your skin, not just what the new buzz products on the market are.

Unfortunately, the market is flooded with new products on a daily basis which have little or no scientific evidence behind them.
5- Are there certain treatments you would never perform on ‘young’ skin?
We don’t agree with anything too aggressive on young skins, unless indicated, and we can generally get away with more regular mild treatments with less potential to damage their skin.
6- At what age should people start having regular professional skin treatments?
In a perfect world, we would recommend regular skin treatments from as soon as they start to notice the hormonal changes, such as getting little spots or possibly developing acne. We want to minimise these as much as possible through regular treatments, use of good products on their skin and most importantly developing good lifestyle habits.

Not only can it be very embarrassing at such an impressionable age, but we want to best prevent or reduce any post acne scarring which is harder for us to treat later on in life once the scarring has occurred.

For those blessed with great skin, then we believe at about 25 is good to start maintenance programs for collagen synthesis (skin needling or laser) and increasing cell turnover with mild skin peels.