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Dermal Fillers Melbourne

Why we love dermal fillers – Melbourne

October 19 2017

Melbourne has a great range of very high quality dermatology clinics, including ENRICH in Armadale. We provide the full range of dermal filler treatments to our Melbourne clientele every week, with the latest equipment, to reduce the time and discomfort of treatments, and only qualified, experienced doctors doing injections, to ensure only the best results. Why […]

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Using facial analysis software for perfect symmetry

September 24 2017

A new computer program is able to scan 17 key areas of the face before dermal filler and other cosmetic treatments are applied. The filler treatments are designed to make the face symmetrical, supposedly making someone ‘scientifically beautiful’. The computer program analyses the proportions of the face and its symmetry before the injections, so the […]

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‘Breastox’ – breast lift using anti-wrinkle injections in the pecs

September 24 2017

There is a controversial breast lift technique being performed by a doctor in Britain dubbed ‘Breastox’ after muscle relaxant anti-wrinkle injections are used to disable the pecs. The treatment switches the muscles that hold the breast tissue up by relaxing one muscle, so others take over. Muscle relaxant is injected into the pectoral muscles forcing […]

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Anti-ageing in Melbourne

Are continuous anti-wrinkle injections safe over the long-term?

September 24 2017

A study has just revealed that using muscle-relaxant anti-wrinkle injections over many years as an anti-ageing strategy appears to be safe. Patient satisfaction with the anti-wrinkle treatments are high, particularly when combined with other treatments. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are often used together for maximum effect, but cosmetic treatments run the full gamut between […]

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Cellulite treatments in Melbourne

How cellulite affects our perception of ourselves

September 24 2017

A survey looking into how women with cellulite feel about their bodies versus those who do not have cellulite reveals that perceptions are different between the two groups. Almost all women have cellulite – it’s the norm rather than the exception – but our obsession with solving cellulite has reached epic proportions. There are creams, […]

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No-stitch eyelift blepharoplasty eyelid surgery Melbourne

High-tech glue makes for a stitch-free eye lift

September 24 2017

A new eye lift ‘sew-up’ technique is being developed using a tiny blob of high-tech glue instead of stitches, after the surgery has been completed. The surgical adhesive contains blood-clotting proteins that slashes healing times from six weeks to one week after a surgical eyelift (blepharoplasty). The glue uses the same principle that emergency room […]

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Suture Lifts in Melbourne

Facelifts: how long do they last?

September 24 2017

There is no accurate long-term data on how long facelifts last, largely due to inconsistent photography and techniques amongst surgeons over the years. Most people undergoing facelifts want to know how long the facelift will last, and what will happen to the lifted tissue over time. Now, we have one five-year follow-up study to go by […]

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What are ‘chinkles’ and how do I get rid of them?

September 24 2017

Bingo wings, cankles, and now chinkles – the nicknames for our ageing bodies and faces never seems to end, with the latest thing to worry about being chinkles – chin wrinkles. What is a chin wrinkle, you may ask? These wrinkles are the lines that appear on the sides of your chin near to where […]

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Brow lifts in melbourne

High arches are out and the low brow is in

September 24 2017

High arched brows are now going out of fashion, with the low brow the new in-thing. This means some of you with higher arched brows are seeking flatter, lower, less arched brows, though years of high arches may thwart you. The new low brow look is more masculine, typically with thicker brows that are straighter […]

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Facelifts threadlift suturelift Melbourne

Can my second facelift be as successful as the first?

September 24 2017

Some of you may be wondering if your second facelift will be as successful as the first, with the answer being a resounding yes: most patients in an ongoing study were found to have a successful second facelift a decade after the first. Some of those patients also went on to have a successful third […]

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Chin augmentation Melbourne

What is a ‘chin job’? Chin augmentation and enhancements

September 24 2017

A ‘chin job’ is a chin implant or dermal filler injection designed to augment the shape of the chin and jawline. Chin implants are rarely performed in isolation, however, and are typically used in conjunction with other cosmetic work. The procedure is just as popular in men as women, but often for different reasons: men may […]

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How much fat can I get removed with liposuction Melbourne

How much liposuction can I get?

September 24 2017

There are guidelines regarding how much liposuction one person can have, but no set rules. Every person has their own set of individual factors that will dictate what amount of liposuction is safe for them, as discussed with your cosmetic doctor. This level is typically based on your body mass index (BMI), but how healthy […]

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scar treatments Melbourne

Treating difficult scars with fat grafts

September 24 2017

People with difficult-to-treat scars may have a new option for helping to soften and smooth their scars with fat grafts. Severe scarring can cause problems with mobility, pain, discomfort and problems performing day-to-day tasks due to a lack of flexibility. This can be compounded by the look of a scar, which can make patients feel […]

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Chest liposuction for men in Melbourne

Abdominal liposuction – why you still need to exercise afterwards

September 24 2017

In some people, abdominal liposuction can cause a compensatory increase in visceral fat – fat around your internal organs – due to less exercise post-procedure. It has now been discovered that physical exercise solves this problem. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism looked into the impacts of liposuction, and what […]

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Acne scar treatment with picosecond laser Melbourne

Picosecond laser wins FDA approval for acne scars

September 23 2017

A new picosecond laser has been approved for treating acne scars by the US FDA. Picosecond lasers are typically used for tattoo removal and treating pigmented skin spots, such as our very own PiQ04 – one of only three of its kind in Australia. A study into picosecond lasers for treating acne scarring saw some […]

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Older first-mums: skin tightening treatments

September 23 2017

Getting pregnant and giving birth later in life is now more common than ever, with many women having their first babies in their late thirties and forties, and sometimes even in their fifties. The number of women giving birth later has trebled in a decade, causing a surge in fertility services, but also in plastic surgery and […]

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Acne and your friendly bacteria: why it matters

September 23 2017

Each of us may have our own unique skin microbiome, leading some of us to be more susceptible to acne than others for reasons we can’t quite explain (yet). The main acne-causing bacteria – Propionibacterium acnes – has provided some clues as to the nature of acne development, but this bacteria also exists on healthy skin, and […]

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South Korea’s trend of ‘smile surgery’

September 23 2017

An emerging surgery in South Korea is smile surgery to upturn the corners of the mouth for a perpetual grin. A new plastic surgery curls lips upwards to ‘correct drooping lips’, and keep a cheerful look no matter what’s really going on inside. The muscles that support the mouth are manipulated, with the technique being […]

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How does a sun umbrella measure up against SPF100 sunscreen at the beach?

September 23 2017

Researchers have looked into the differences between the sun protection of a beach umbrella compared to SPF100 sunscreen in one of the only clinical trials of its kind. The results of the study show that neither the umbrella or the sunscreen on its own completely blocked all UV rays, and thus did not completely prevent […]

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Nonsurgical nose job Melbourne

The quickest way to a new nose – the nonsurgical nose job in Melbourne

September 11 2017

Nose jobs are now far easier and more comfortable than ever. In fact, the reason nose jobs are so quick and easy is because we can now use dermal fillers to smooth out bumps and lumps, and even up the nose. The beauty of these treatments is that they are temporary, so you can test […]

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How long does tattoo removal take in Melbourne?

September 10 2017

Each of you has different types of tattoos on different areas of your body, some with just black, and others with more colours, which can make all the difference when considering the time it takes to remove a tattoo completely. To get your expectations in check, expect it to take about a year to fully […]

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Sunscreen and vitamin D Australia Melbourne

New sunscreen allows vitamin-D production

September 10 2017

It has come to light that most sunscreens on the market block our ability to produce vitamin D, due to their effectiveness at blocking UV rays. A new sunscreen for sale in Australia may allow us to produce vitamin D and take advantage of being out in the sun without losing the UV-blocking capacities of the […]

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ThermiFrax Treatments Melbourne

What is the ThermaFrax Lift?

September 10 2017

The ThermaFrax is the name for a combination of treatments using a Fraxel laser and a radiofrequency device for skin rejuvenation. This combination of treatments is not new, but provides an effective treatment for softening wrinkles, boosting up sagging skin, lifting hollowness of the face, and rejuvenating dull skin. These nonsurgical so-called ThermaFrax treatment options […]

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Nonsurgical Tummy Tuck Melbourne

Nonsurgical tummy tuck options in Melbourne

September 9 2017

There are several options when it comes to the nonsurgical tummy tuck – or tummy tightening and fat removal procedures – at our Melbourne clinic. We do not perform surgical tummy tucks, but we do have some outstanding nonsurgical options for tucking in your tummy if you feel a bit shy of going under the […]

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Tramp Stamp Removal Melbourne

Say bye-bye to your tramp stamp with laser tattoo removal in Melbourne

September 7 2017

Laser tattoo removal in Melbourne can wipe your lower back’s slate clean after the sheen and crusts have worn off your tramp stamp lower back tattoo. While some of you will want to keep your tramp stamp gorgeous lower back tatt, changing tastes, styles and growing older are usually triggers to ditch the tattoos you […]

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Keloid Scar Treatments Melbourne

A cheap drug may help stop keloid scar formation

September 6 2017

A new drug in clinical trials is showing promise in treating keloid scar formation. The drug is currently available in some countries as a treatment for high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms and chest pain, because it widens blood vessels. The drug is incredibly cheap, which works in its favour, though its efficacy as a […]

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Too fat for liposuction Melbourne

Am I too overweight to get liposuction?

September 4 2017

Liposuction procedures can be done on very overweight people, with the most important factor being the ability to heal within a reasonable time frame. There are limitations to this, however there is no definitive line – you will need to have a consultation to see what your best options are. There is a procedure known […]

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Lip Filler Treatments Melbourne

Can anyone tell that I’ve had lip filler?

September 3 2017

Lip fillers can make your lips look lovely and pouty, a little bit fuller, or more even. But can people tell if your lips are different? A study has offered us some insights into whether the human eye can detect lip filler, and at what point that observation happens.  The study is very importantly entitled […]

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Mens treatments Melbourne

Men: look sharper with quick cosmetic treatments

September 2 2017

Feeling good often means knowing you look good. Seeking cosmetic treatments may be one pathway you take to getting there, with plenty of walk-in walk-out treatments for men available at our Melbourne clinic. Most of these treatments are non-invasive and quick: you can get rid of annoying, stubborn fat pockets that the gym won’t shift […]

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Laser Hair Removal Melbourne

Dermatologists call for more regulation on laser hair removal

September 2 2017

Dermatologists are calling for more regulations on laser hair removal, due to the swathes of untrained, inexperienced beauty therapists providing these services in Melbourne. While there are no official figures, burns are not uncommon during laser hair removal procedures. Most burns are not severe enough to be reported, but this doesn’t mean burns are not […]

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Get rid of gummy smiles Melbourne

Using anti-wrinkle injections for gummy smiles

August 31 2017

The ‘gummy’ smile is being overcome with the use of anti-wrinkle injections into the upper lip muscles to relax them, causing the top lip to stay lower on the mouth when we smile. This creates a less gummy, toothier smile. The gummy smile cosmetic treatment is being performed by both dentists and cosmetic dermatologists alike, […]

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Effective Acne Treatments Melbourne

Why does bacteria cause acne in some people and not others?

August 29 2017

Researchers finally think they’ve cracked the code on why one particular bacteria causes acne in some people but not others, despite being a common skin-dwelling microbe. This discovery could lead to more effective treatments for acne within a year or two, researchers say. A bacteria that lives on our skin most of the time, Propionibacterium acnes, […]

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Chinese Voice Augmentation Melbourne

What is voice augmentation?

August 28 2017

There is a trend emerging in China whereby people are opting for voice augmentation by their cosmetic surgeons to make their voices more or less stereotypically masculine or feminine. Surgery is traditionally offered to those undergoing gender reassignment surgery or in people born with a voice box irregularity, despite the risk of losing one’s voice altogether. […]

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Threadlift Melbourne

Dissolvable thread lift – a new take on an up and coming favourite

August 28 2017

There are many variations on the nonsurgical facelift we now know as the thread lift (also known as the suture lift), some using non-absorbable thread that physically lifts the skin and can be adjusted over time, to the biodegradable threads that cause collagen production and must be repeated more often. The rise of variations on the classic thread […]

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Scarring treatments Melbourne

New spray-on skin for faster, clean healing of scars, burns and wounds

August 28 2017

A new wound-healing treatment using a patient’s own skin cells, ReCell, has been developed to improve the speed and effectiveness of wound healing, ultimately reducing scarring. The treatment is being used for people with burns, surgical procedure cuts, acne scars, and other wounds, as a cheaper and more effective method of regenerating normal skin. Results can vary considerably, […]

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Sun-free tanning? We investigate

August 28 2017

Human skin can now be tanned without sunlight or UV rays, but at the moment it is confined to the lab. Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the United States have followed up on a study that produced tanning in mice that do not normally produce melanin, with a […]

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Anti ageing melbourne

The thread lift: is it worth it?

August 20 2017

Getting a thread lift (also known as a mini facelift or a suture lift) is a quick way to tighten and rejuvenate your facial profile, but it’s not for everyone. The general gist of it is that a thread lift is that it is a smaller, far less invasive procedure than a regular surgical facelift, […]

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Dermal Filler Melbourne

Crosslinked hyaluronic acid dermal fillers found to improve skin barrier function

August 18 2017

A 2016 study has found that crosslinked hyaluronic acid (not yet the kind typically used in most dermal filler applications at your local friendly cosmetic dermatologist) improve the skin’s barrier function among other extra benefits besides anti-ageing. What is the barrier function of the skin? The skin has one job: keep your insides inside and […]

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Liposuction emotional recovery Melbourne

Tips for your (emotional) liposuction recovery period

August 16 2017

You are likely to feel a range of emotions after your liposuction surgery, including – yes possibly! – a pang of regret amidst your happiness. Your post-op journey will be unique to you. We can’t always predict how we are going to feel – there is a great deal of emotion tied up in our […]

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Liposuction Melbourne

Navigating the emotional journey of liposuction

August 14 2017

We are complex creatures with a lot going on when it comes to our appearance and sense of self. This means getting cosmetic surgery of any kind, but in particular liposuction, can be a really emotional time – there are a web of feelings that come with any kind of change, but especially to lasting […]

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Fat Transfers Melbourne

Fat transfers as an anti-ageing treatment

August 12 2017

Recent statistics show that fat grafting (also known as fat transfers) are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment, particularly in the anti-ageing treatments space. Fat is associated with a more youthful appearance, and transfers in the right place can work (sort of natural) wonders for your facial profile. We offer some fat transfer services at our […]

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Dermatologist Melbourne

Cosmetic tattooing for nipples – a new trend with a uncertain future

August 11 2017

Nipple tattooing is the latest cosmetic procedure to appear in the UK, with semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing pigments and techniques used to darken, enlarge and define the nipples and areolas. The new treatment is being dubbed ‘tittooing’, with the techniques taken directly from breast reconstruction procedures. Women can now augment the appearance of the nipple and […]

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Lip fillers: how we get the best out of lips

August 9 2017

There have been ongoing improvements in lip injections with lip/dermal filler over several decades, with the substances used for lip fillers now very safe and effective. A new study that looked at over 400 people who received lip fillers has offered new insights into injection techniques to avoid excess swelling, using this extra time to […]

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Dermatologists speak up: the truth about cleansing wipes

August 7 2017

Cleansing wipes seem extremely useful, particularly for removing makeup and cleansing the face quickly – even the most seasoned dermatologist knows this. Having a wet, cleansing towelette in your handbag or bathroom is convenient, since plain water alone will not get rid of most make-up; having a little help from a cleansing wipe can be […]

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Wrinkle Freezing Melbourne

How does wrinkle freezing measure up?

August 5 2017

The new solution to anti-wrinkle injections may be a new treatment called wrinkle freezing, which works on sort of the same principles as anti-wrinkle injections. That is, causing the nerve to stop transmitting a signal to the area, thus reducing wear and tear on skin as it crinkles with our facial movements. Anti-wrinkle injections work […]

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Acne Treatments in Melbourne Australia

Dermatological treatments of acne fulminans

August 4 2017

Acne fulminans, also known as ulcerative acne or acne conglobate, is a severe variant of inflammatory acne. There are limited dermatological treatments of acne fulminans, but the challenge can be in finding adequate dermatological treatments for the severe acne scars it can leave. While acne fulminans is relatively rare, having proper classifications and dermatological treatments […]

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Anti-wrinkle injections Melbourne

What is an ‘electric facial’?

August 3 2017

A new kid on the old anti-wrinkle injection block is the electric facial, whereby a microcurrent is sent through inactive muscles to provide more plump to the face. One of the pitfalls of anti-wrinkle injections is that they can cause muscles to become inactive in some parts of the face, which results in those muscles becoming […]

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What are ‘venus dimples’ and should I get some?

August 3 2017

Venus dimples are the two dimple points on the lower backs of both women and men where the pelvic bones connect, which are more prominent on women. Not everyone’s venus dimples are as prominent as others, which is why some women are paying up to AU$10,000 for their very own set of venus dimples. The […]

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Fat stem cells as facelifts?

August 3 2017

Stem cell injections are fast becoming a staple addition to cosmetic lifting procedures because they add a layer of vitality that promotes new growth and healthy skin. These nonsurgical facelifts are performed using our own fat cells, which contain ‘prefat’ cells – stem cells – that can multiply into fat, bone, or other tissue in the same way […]

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Varicose Veins Treatments Melbourne

New treatment for varicose veins

August 2 2017

New treatments for varicose veins are emerging, with less invasive techniques providing other options to sclerotherapy. Endovenous laser ablation This technique for removing varicose veins takes about an hour, performed under local anaesthetic in an office. This treatment aims to destroy veins from the inside, and the procedure can treat a whole varicose vein of up to […]

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Scrotox Scrotum Lift Melbourne

Are Scrotox and scrotum lifts for men for real?

August 2 2017

Two new procedures just for men are emerging as odd additions to the anti-wrinkle keep-everything-tight movement. The first procedure is called Scrotox, and involves the injection of anti-wrinkle substances into the scrotum to make it smooth and unwrinkled, much like you would into the forehead to stop frown lines. The term Scrotox became famous after a Saturday […]

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Gynaecomastia treatments Melbourne

Does marijuana cause ‘man-boobs’?

August 2 2017

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests men who smoke marijuana have a greater tendency towards developing breast tissue (gynaecomastia) than men who do not smoke. The first scientific paper discussing the impact of THC on hormone systems was published way back in 1972 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study […]

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What a lip reduction involves

August 2 2017

Lip reductions in Australia may seem like a ridiculous notion because most Australian women are Caucasian (over 90 per cent), and are more interested in a puffy pout than reducing their (already often meagre) lip volumes, but this isn’t the case for all women. Women (and some men) who are opting for lip reductions are […]

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Stretch marks Melbourne

Dealing with pregnancy stretch marks

August 2 2017

Stretch marks have been a feature of women’s bodies for as long as bursting out of our skin has been the way puberty welcomes us into adulthood. Breasts, hips, bellies, arms and thighs can end up with scuttering lines across them that turn from red to purple to, if we’re lucky, more like our natural […]

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Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne

What is cosmetic acupuncture and does it work?

August 2 2017

Cosmetic acupuncture is one of those treatments that leaves you pondering: can acupuncture actually make me look better? The answer is both yes and no, and it depends on your expectations of ‘looking better’. Acupuncture has been recognised as having impacts on the body in a therapeutic way for a multitude of health conditions. We […]

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Needle free cosmetic treatments Melbourne

Hate needles? Korean invention may change your life

August 2 2017

A new laser device designed by Korean scientists could be the solution to painful injections via needles in the not-too-distant future. The laser treatments are currently being used in aesthetic skin treatments, however a painless injection is now being developed that could possibly replace the needle. The researchers, from the Seoul National University in South Korea, […]

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The Loub Job – feet injections and liposuction for perfect party feet

August 2 2017

There are reports flying around the internet regarding women getting what is being called the Loub Job, whereby the feet are treated with a personalised combination of liposuction, dermal filler injections and muscle and nerve relaxant injections so one can walk all day and party all night. Some women are choosing liposuction and other foot […]

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Neck rejuvenation Melbourne

Do you have Tinder neck?

August 2 2017

Using your mobile phone constantly could be giving you more than just a neck ache and bad posture – it could be causing you to develop wrinkles you might not normally have developed (or developed so soon) on your neck. Tablets and mobile phone use – yes Tinder obsessives, this means you – requires us […]

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Anti-ageing treatments Melbourne

How sugar contributes to wrinkles

August 2 2017

The first reason most of us get wrinkles is because we are in the sun too much, which causes cellular damage if we are not protected. Over time, this causes a breakdown in the skin’s proper structure, leaving us with wrinkled skin. The next reason is because we all get old, right? Maybe wrong. It […]

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Treatment options for kids with early-onset acne

August 1 2017

Due to possibly earlier and earlier puberty onset, more cases of hormone-related acne are developing in the Western world. A growing area of dermatology is now paediatric acne, with recommendations appearing for effective acne treatments from expert dermatologists. A newly-published paper for paediatric acne guidelines has been presented at a dermatology conference, offering dermatologists insights into […]

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Some sunscreens are directly causing male infertility (in vitro) – what sunscreen are you using?

August 1 2017

There is evidence that some sunscreen ingredients are endocrine disruptors that are directly interfering with human sperm cells, at least in test tubes. It is understood that around half the ingredients in commonly-used sunscreen that block UV light mimic the female hormone progesterone, stopping sperm cells from functioning normally on contact. UV filters are rapidly […]

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Is sun damage reversible?

August 1 2017

A team of University researchers is trying to figure out if we are able to undo or at least mitigate the damage to our skin caused by UV rays. The cellular damage caused by UV rays contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, along with increases in skin cancer risks. (We can manage and improve the […]

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Dermatological eczema treatments Melbourne

Eczema is more than just skin deep

July 28 2017

Research is starting to point towards eczema (atopic dermatitis) being a condition that doesn’t just affect the skin, either indirectly or directly. It could involve multiple organs, which is more than previously believed. This might be due to the eczema causing other problems that are indirectly related – sleep problems, mental health problems, and overuse of […]

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Should I get liposuction Melbourne

Should I get liposuction? – Quick Quiz

July 11 2017

Cosmetic body shaping treatments are incredibly personal, and nobody can make the decision to go ahead with liposuction but you. The amount of information out there can be overwhelming, so deciding if you really want to change your body shape in a long-term way may not be clear. That means talking to your cosmetic doctor […]

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The cost of a liposuction breast reduction

July 11 2017

When it comes to cosmetic and elective medical treatments, cost is an important factor. This is no less so when it comes to breast reduction surgery, which is usually the result of many years of discomfort. A breast reduction is a big decision and all costs – including recovery time and money– must be taken […]

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Perfect Lip Injections Melbourne

Finding the perfect aesthetic for female lips

July 11 2017

The average ‘ideal’ Caucasian lips are usually in a 1:2 ratio: the lower lip is twice as big as the upper lip, with lip injections typically increasing total lip surface area by 50 per cent. In practice, however, lips come in a variety of ratios that fit in with the face they are on, and […]

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Best facelifts Melbourne

Want a facelift? Stop smoking first

July 11 2017

Veronica Simons figured she was pretty healthy – she shopped at the local organic store in her Melbourne suburb, ran 10km every day, and did mindfulness exercises throughout the day. She was well, in her body and her mind. Except for the packed of Benson and Hedges she smoked every day, and had done since […]

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Dermal Filler Injections Melbourne

Common side-effects of dermal filler injections

July 11 2017

The most common dermal filler we use at ENRICH is called hyaluronic acid (HA), a molecule found naturally in connective tissue, including about half the body’s HA being found in the skin. It’s the loss of this molecule researchers believe is responsible for the visible signs of ageing, since HA holds about a thousand times […]

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Anti-wrinkle injections Melbourne

Trends in cosmetic surgery – anti-wrinkle injections top list– ENRICH Clinic

July 11 2017

The annual statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have revealed some emerging trends in cosmetic dermatology and surgery. Breast augmentation is up by a whopping 72 per cent on the prior year, with labiaplasty now a growing area of surgery, and facelifts listed as one of the top five cosmetic surgeries performed […]

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Back Acne Scar Treatments Melbourne

New addition to laser treatments for teenagers with back acne

July 11 2017

A new study has found that adding a topical photoparticle before non-ablative laser treatments for back acne has resulted in a marked reduction in inflammatory acne on the back. This could prove an excellent way to help prevent acne scarring and the use of extensive acne scar treatments. One of the biggest challenges in treating […]

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Gastric bypass surgery reduces psoriasis in some people

July 6 2017

A new study took a closer look at the effect of gastric bypass surgery on those suffering with psoriasis. Incredibly, gastric bypass surgery was associated with more than a 50 per cent drop in psoriasis symptoms, with a 70 per cent decrease in the incidence of psoriatic arthritis. Gastric banding did not have the same impact, […]

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Daylight Treatment for Acne Melbourne

Daylight could be used for new acne treatment

July 6 2017

A new approach to treating skin is appearing in Europe, whereby a photosensitising agent is applied to the skin, then the skin is exposed to daylight. This is a new approach to photodynamic therapy (PDT). Conventional PDT is performed in a carefully controlled clinic setting and is painful, but effective. The benefits of daylight PDT are […]

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Treatment and prevention of simple hand rashes

July 6 2017

If you are suffering from hand rashes, there may be a few key things you can do to help prevent them. Winter is a time when hand rashes can crop up mysteriously, with the cause perhaps a new hand soap, dry skin, or something else going on from the inside out. Hand rashes often occur […]

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An accidental discovery of why we go grey and lose our hair

July 6 2017

A rare genetic disease may have paved the way to the discovery of greying hair and balding, with researchers unintentionally discovering the mechanisms involved in both processes at once. The rare genetic disease they were studying is called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), which causes tumours to grow on nerves. The study aimed to find the […]

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Carbs and sugar linked to acne

July 6 2017

A study of 64 New Yorkers with has looked at the link between the amount of carbs and sugar we eat and how much acne we have. Studies have shown that there is a low incidence of acne in non-developed countries, which points the finger pretty squarely onto one of the things that is quite different […]

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Female hair loss treatments - Melbourne

PRP for hair loss in women

July 6 2017

Women lose their hair too, but it’s not talked about the same way men’s hair loss is. This is because it can be harder to see in women, but also because the causes and treatments are less well known. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment for hair loss in both genders, with some great […]

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Actinic (solar) elastosis – understanding and treatment

July 6 2017

Actinic elastosis is a skin condition caused by solar radiation that results in a form of dermatitis. Skin looks rough, thickened and wrinkled (leathery), with a yellowish hue, and possibly papules or discolouration. This condition most often appears in an elderly or middle-aged person with a history of long-term sun exposure, but anyone exposed to […]

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Psoriasis and diet changes treatments Melbourne

Diets that offer best results in psoriasis

July 6 2017

A study has looked deeper into the dietary habits of people with psoriasis to see if any particular diet was associated with better outcomes. The favourites were the diet laid out by Dr John Pagano, vegan and paleo diets, according to the survey. This is one of the first studies to report the dietary behaviours […]

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Ocular rosacea – an eye problem or a skin problem?

July 6 2017

Ocular rosacea is inflammation of the eyes that causes burning, itching and redness. It develops in people with rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and papules, often on the face. Sometimes getting ocular (eye) rosacea can be a sign that you will get regular rosacea. Treatments for regular rosacea don’t treat ocular rosacea, […]

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Acne drugs and depression – what’s the link?

July 6 2017

A study has taken a closer look at the relationship between strong acne drugs and depression, and found no significant association. In fact, treating acne was associated with an improvement in symptoms of depression. The association of one particular prescription-only acne drug and depression has been ongoing since 1983, with many studies failing to find […]

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