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Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 .

What is it? The skins pigment is produced by a specific skin cell, the melanocyte. This pigment, called melanin, is responsible for our skin, eye and hair colour, but it also acts as a natural sunscreen. That’s why you tan in summer. Hyper-pigmentation is caused by excess production of melanin. This is generally triggered by sun damage & inflammation, but certain medications & hormones can also be a cause. Sun damage can result in age spots, but pregnancy or certain contraceptives can also be a trigger.

How is it caused?  accumulated oxidative stress over the years leads to damaged pigment cells. They are still functional but in an...

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 .

Our skin is an extremely complex, highly specialised organ! The thickness of the skin varies considerably over all parts of the body, however may only be about 0.07 inches (2 mm) thick. Skin is our only protective barrier from the environment. We need to keep this in mind when we are considering clinical treatments & products (especially their ingredients) – as not all products & their ingredients, clinical/salon treatments nor therapists are created equally. The industry has become specialised, that is salons & clinics are no longer one stop shops so it makes sense some will be better than others at different treatments, depending on...

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 .

Caught between the possibilities touted by the media, product manufacturers & suppliers – society & the cosmetic industry have certainly set the bar high, the demands & expectations placed on all providers are immense & usually completely unrealistic. So is it delusional to chase after skin perfection or as with most things in life, should we try balancing the positives whilst still aiming high? How do we do this? by making a promise which can be kept by promoting healthy skin. My goal for each and every client is the achievable goal of optimum skin health through enabling the skin to heal itself.

This is why an additional logo...

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 .

We have all heard of Steve Jobs and Apple Computers ….. over the years he has come up with some thought provoking quotes. The following two are my favourites.

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”

“Quality is more important than quantity, one home run is much better than two doubles”

 

Why am I telling you this? because “I LOVE what I do every single day” I acknowledge how fortunate I am to be able to say that. My entire career has it foundations buried in quality over quantity, through ongoing, inspiring, independent education. The word independent is what I would like you to focus on – it...

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 .

 

We have relocated to Shop 3, 381 Main Road, Wellington Point Qld 4160. Our phone number has stayed the same. Please allow a little extra time to find us & remember their is parking behind the building, go right around the roundabout and then hard left to enter the carpark. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Posted by on Feb 03, 2016 .

Everyday clients tell me how confused they feel about what treatments to undertake, who’s advice to follow & what to put on & into their skin. There is no doubt ‘beauty’ industry marketing, ‘fountain of youth’ promises & lack of integrity - all come together to form a perfect storm of confusion for most clients. My goal has always been to cut through the bull we all hear on a daily basis to educate clients, so they can in turn make informed decisions about what treatments they undertake & what they put on & into their skin. So let’s start at the beginning, with your skin function ……..

Scientific research into the skin and its...

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 .

Nanoparticles are spherical membranes made to mimic the skin’s natural barrier. dermaviduals employs liquid biodegradable nanoparticles that are encapsulated in bodies of phosphatidylcholine – a natural ingredient found within our stratum corneum. These nanoparticles provide an excellent delivery system for essential fatty acids. The nanoparticle opens onto the skin, allowing only the active ingredients to penetrate through the lipid bilayers; leaving the nanoparticle itself behind.

From time to time you may read articles criticising the use of nanoparticles. Generally these articles are poorly researched and can create confusion...

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 .

Known as skin needling & collagen induction therapy - what is it and how does it differ from IPL/laser treatments.

The objective of collagen induction therapy (CIT) is to build up the connective tissue in the lower skin layers (dermal layers) while keeping intact the protective layers of the skin (epidermal layers). Small needle clusters of a hand held device penetrate into the skin and break up old collagen strands and stimulate the production of elastin fibres oriented from the deep layers of the dermis to the surface. The result is smoother, thicker, tighter, more even toned skin.

The problem with heat inducing treatments...