Smoother Skin Clinic Blog

Understanding Melasma & Why IPL Can Make It Worse

Posted by Andrew on 17-Aug-2017 13:45:00

Do you suffer from dark patches of pigmentation on your upper lip, across your nose, cheekbones or jawline or on your forehead? If you answered yes, you may have Melasma. This common but chronic (meaning it can last for many years) skin condition is identified by dark brown or greyish patches of pigmentation on the face, typically appearing on the upper lip, nose, cheeks, jawline and forehead. It’s more common than you think and many women suffer with it for years before realising what triggers it and how to treat it effectively and safely. 

When treated incorrectly, or when left untreated, Melasma often worsens. There are however, safe and effective treatment options which we will discuss, plus we’ll give you some handy tips to help avoid exacerbating this harmless but confidence-impacting skin condition.

Read More

Topics: Melasma, Pigmentation Removal

Acne Scars: What the Cosmetics Companies Aren't Telling You

Posted by Andrew on 09-Aug-2017 15:15:00

When spending your hard-earned cash on scar treatments, you need to ask the following questions: Have the results been proven in reliable clinical studies? What are the side effects? How long will it take to see an improvement in my scars? These are some of the questions we should be asking when finding a solution to scarring from acne. 

When researching treatment for acne scars, you will be confronted with hundreds of creams, lotions and serums promising results for which they simply cannot live up to. Persuasive marketing goes a long way in the competitive landscape of the cosmeceutical world, but what aren’t they telling you?

Read More

Topics: Acne Scar Treatment

How Men Fight The Signs Of Ageing In Their Lunch Break

Posted by Andrew on 26-Jul-2017 08:50:16

Guys, we know that when you’re in your prime, it’s all about “work hard, play hard” and couple that with Australia’s sunny (but harsh) climate, that ethos can take a toll on your skin and make you look years older.  In today’s professional world, appearance is highly valued and presenting the best version of yourself can pay dividends. 

A recent Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) survey revealed that, “75 per cent of Australian men now think it’s acceptable to have anti-ageing treatments to address premature ageing.” The survey found that the most popular treatments for Aussie men were wrinkle treatments, non-surgical fat reduction and laser hair removal. At Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, Sydney’s specialist skin and laser clinic for men and women, we specialise in the latest skin and body treatments with cutting-edge technology. Treatments can be done in your lunch break, with no downtime.

Read More

Topics: Non Surgical Liposuction, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal

How To Treat Facial and Nasal Spider Veins

Posted by Andrew on 19-Jul-2017 09:56:04

Do you wish you could avoid wearing concealer for just one day? Or forever? Tiny veins, also called thread veins, spider veins or vascular lesions, on the face and nose is a common skin concern and can affect up to 4 out of 10 people. They can be very frustrating for people who suffer from them and can be triggered by a variety of factors which we discuss below. Being aware of what can cause this skin condition will help to reduce reoccurrence following successful treatment.

We explain the causes as well as the leading treatment for facial and nasal spider veins so you can look forward to vein-free, clear skin.

Read More

Topics: Spider Vein Treatment

Top Tips For Post Baby Bump Toning & Skin Tightening

Posted by Andrew on 12-Jul-2017 12:15:03

These days, everything seems to revolve around convenience and comfort. The faster the better – food, cars, construction, fitness gains and treatment results are all notable examples. We have so much more to fit into our day that inefficiency eventually gets ruled out and convenience rules. Comfort is also a priority as that’s what we are becoming conditioned to expect (and demand).

Getting your body back after having a baby is one of the biggest challenges that we hear in our clinic. Many clients we see have been trying their best through diet and exercise to feel more toned and feel better about their bodies, but they just need a bit of extra help. That’s where VelaShape non-surgical liposuction comes in, offering convenience and comfort in an aesthetic treatment that targets fat in problem areas, improves the appearance of cellulite and tightens skin. No other non-invasive treatment offers all that.

Read More

Topics: Cellulite Removal Sydney, Non Surgical Liposuction

Top 4 Causes For Dark Spots of Pigmentation On The Face

Posted by Andrew on 30-Jun-2017 14:14:35

As we age, it’s common to notice areas of darker facial pigmentation, particularly in our sunny climate. You may notice that in Winter it improves slightly, only to return with gusto again in Summer.  Sun exposure is the obvious cause for darker patches of pigmentation on our skin, but what about the lesser-known ones? Is it something you are actually causing?

We discuss the top 4 causes for pigmentation concerns, specifically melasma as many women we see don’t even know they have the condition. 

Read More

Topics: Melasma, Pigmentation Removal

6 Reasons Why People Don't Treat Their Acne Scars

Posted by Andrew on 23-Jun-2017 09:46:11

Due to the social and psychological effects of acne scarring, many people are not happy with the appearance of their skin. So why do so many people leave it untreated? Which of the top six reasons in this article can you relate to? 

Acne typically rears its head in the adolescent years and paying for effective treatment in your teens or early twenties can be costly and simply not an option for many, especially if you’re on a student or apprentice income. Leaving active acne untreated often leads to scarring – deep crater-style scars, raised scars and discolouration are all the tell-tail signs of previous acne.  

Read More

Topics: Acne Scar Treatment

Facial Rejuvenation Results That Are As Good As Fraxel

Posted by Andrew on 14-Jun-2017 15:07:56

There are two options for facial rejuvenation: surgical and non-surgical. The surgical option is facelift surgery, which remains the most effective and long lasting treatment available. However, the costs and risks associated with surgery have produced a demand for cheaper, safer alternatives.

These days, there are many non-surgical treatment options available, all varying in effectiveness and how long the results last. In this article, we look at recent advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation, plus introduce ResolveTM, a new treatment option featuring the most cutting-edge technology.

Read More

Topics: Facial Rejuvenation

How To Treat Spider Veins Post Pregnancy

Posted by Andrew on 31-May-2017 11:04:44

During pregnancy, not only are your hormones raging, you also have an increased volume of blood plus the additional weight that pregnancy brings that all lead to increased pressure on your veins. This increased pressure can force them to the surface of the skin to become very visible.

Spider veins (or telangiectasia) commonly form during pregnancy due to hormone changes and the added stress on your veins. Spider veins are a form of vascular lesion which are malformations of veins, capillaries, lymphatic vessels and arteries. They appear as red, purple or bluish lines or clusters of lines on the legs, nose, face and neck and they can make you feel self-conscious.

Read More

Topics: Spider Vein Treatment

The Science Behind Body Contouring with Skin Tightening

Posted by Andrew on 24-May-2017 11:13:01

Have you ever pondered the body’s incredible potential to heal itself? Our bodies are continually repairing and restoring and modern aesthetic science has harnessed this by developing devices that trigger your body to regenerate in the targeted treatment areas.   

Ageing and weight loss are two key contributors to loose or sagging skin. As we age, our skin loses elasticity as the collagen and elastin becomes weaker and production of new cells slows. Following weight loss, the skin may not entirely shrink back if it has been over-stretched or stretched for a long period of time.

Syneron-Candela has created innovative technology, the VelaShape III, that stimulates your body to produce new collagen and elastin to smooth and tighten skin with the added benefit of body contouring.

Read More

Topics: Cellulite Removal Sydney, Non Surgical Liposuction, Skin Tightening