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How To Look Years Younger With PicoWay Pigmentation Removal

Posted by Andrew on 20-Apr-2017 08:43:38

Wrinkles and pigmentation – they are the two biggest giveaways for your age. As we get older our skin develops age spots, looks dull and starts to wrinkle and sag. You don’t need to spend a fortune on “miracle” foundation or inject your skin with toxins in an effort to look younger. Through modern research and technology, face and body rejuvenation treatments are now able to tap into our body’s own instinctive repair mechanisms to rejuvenate your skin naturally. Find out how you can trigger your body’s natural healing responses to revive and smooth skin for a younger, refreshed appearance.

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Topics: Facial Rejuvenation, Pigmentation Removal

Why Do Some People Get Acne and Others Don't?

Posted by Andrew on 12-Apr-2017 10:54:05

Diet? Hormones? Stress? Skin health? Drugs? Genetics? Any or all of these could be a contributing factor to the cause of acne and research shows that certain strains of bacteria may be the culprits. Just like in your gut there are “good” and “bad” bacteria, the study shows that there are “good” and “bad” bacteria on your skin that are linked to acne. Some that will cause breakouts and others that will help to defend your skin against breakouts. 

Research shows that it could be the different strains of bacteria that single out who gets acne and who doesn’t. We discuss the research findings in this article.

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Topics: Acne Treatment

Facial Redness - Could It Be Something More Sinister?

Posted by Andrew on 01-Apr-2017 10:00:25

How do you know when going red in the face is normal or if you should be concerned? Many people feel flush when they drink alcohol or get angry, however does it happen more often than it should? Going red in the face when embarrassed or when exercising for example is normal, however if you have facial redness more frequently and it is making you feel self conscious then speaking to a skin expert is a good first step. Rosacea, or facial redness, is often incorrectly diagnosed as acne. Without appropriate treatment, it typically worsens and can cause serious side effects.

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Topics: Rosacea

Benefits of Resolve Facial Rejuvenation vs Facelift

Posted by Andrew on 22-Mar-2017 09:31:03

The visible signs of ageing can be minimised by limiting exposure to the sun and using sunscreen, having a healthy lifestyle, not smoking and generally caring for your skin by using moisturisers and avoiding skin irritants. However, even with the best of care, ageing skin is something we will all experience eventually. 

ResolveTM is a new facial rejuvenation treatment that we have been seeing some amazing results with in our clinic. In this article, we explain how ResolveTM treatments compare to a facelift to reduce the visible signs of ageing.

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Topics: Facial Rejuvenation

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Melasma

Posted by Andrew on 15-Mar-2017 19:11:11

Have you noticed dark patches of pigmentation on your face since taking the contraceptive pill, or during pregnancy? It could be melasma. This common skin condition is often triggered by hormones and shows as darker patches of pigmentation on the face – on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, bridge of the nose and the forehead.

If you have melasma, the great news is that you can see results in just a few treatments using the PicoWay. Unlike traditional (heat producing) lasers, the PicoWay laser works at picosecond speed – a trillionth of a second, making it the world’s fastest laser to give you fast and noticeable results. The PicoWay is safe to use on all skin tones and it produces minimal heat which makes it ideal for melasma treatment as this common skin condition worsens with heat.

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Topics: Melasma

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

Posted by Andrew on 09-Mar-2017 21:00:15

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?

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Topics: Acne Scar Treatment

Top 4 Skin Pigmentation Concerns and Solutions

Posted by Andrew on 22-Feb-2017 11:45:12

Just about everywhere you look, flawless skin is promoted – on the TV, in magazines and by our selfie-obsessed society. Having skin pigmentation concerns can have a real impact on a person’s state of mind. Feeling constantly self-conscious is exhausting and can damage self-esteem and confidence.

So how do you treat your concerns? First, let’s look at 4 of the top pigmentation concerns that we deal with everyday at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic and discuss solutions for them.

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Topics: Pigmentation Removal

What Causes Acne: 12 Common Triggers Plus Solutions

Posted by Andrew on 14-Feb-2017 11:22:25

To help you tackle the cause of your acne, we’ve come up with a list of 12 potential culprits. Acne can be frustrating and sometimes even depressing but if you’re armed with the information on what could be causing your acne, you’re on the way to finding the right solution.

Acne results when hair follicles become blocked and inflamed due to an over-production of oil in the skin. The clogged pores promote the growth of bacteria and voila, you have a breakout.  Besides genetics and hormones, understanding your triggers can help narrow down your treatment options. Is it stress? Is it dairy? Is it the make-up you’re wearing? Let’s have a look at some key contributors to breakouts.

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Topics: Acne Treatment

First Laser Facial Rejuvenation with ZERO Downtime

Posted by Andrew on 08-Feb-2017 11:39:30

We know that as technology changes, so too do consumer demands. Similarly, as cosmetic treatment side effects have improved, consumers have begun to choose the leading treatments with minimal social downtime.

Previously, laser facial rejuvenation, specifically Fraxel, meant a painful treatment followed by weeks of recovery. Social occasions had to be put on hold for several weeks whilst the skin healed. Fraxel was the preferred laser rejuvenation by dermatologists, but now the same results can be achieved with ZERO downtime and NO pain with ResolveTM.

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Topics: Facial Rejuvenation

Early Treatment of Rosacea Prevents Onset of Serious Symptoms

Posted by Andrew on 25-Jan-2017 12:06:34

Rosacea is a skin condition that can make people self aware and this in turn can fuel the condition. Emotions are one of the causes of this confidence impacting skin condition, along with spicy food, hot drinks, temperature fluctuations, stress, alcohol, exercise and certain drugs. The symptoms are easy to treat early on, however if left untreated the condition typically escalates into much more serious symptoms.

In this article we outline the symptoms, including the first signs as well as the more serious and life changing symptoms that the condition can lead to if left untreated. We also explain the leading rosacea treatment solution in Sydney for maximum results.

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Topics: Rosacea