So we all know the drill; cleanse, tone, moisturise & repeat twice daily. But no matter how fantastic your routine is, sometimes those pesky skin concerns such as acne, stretch marks and pigmentation, just won’t budge. But, fantastic results can be achieved thanks to a range of clinically-proven, affordable and effective treatments which are now available to the everyday person! Australian Skin Clinics is leading the way, with their active and advanced skin care and medical grade treatments. To find out more, I invited Australian Skin Clinics dermal technician, Darlene O’Gara, to share her expert tips on choosing the best treatments for your top skin concerns.
> Skin concern: Stretch marks and scarring
How it works: Fractional RF combines Fractional Radio Frequency and dermal stamping allowing direct energy into the layers of the skin. This micro needle treatment can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which can be tailored to treat many skin concerns on the face and body.
Benefits: Treats a wide range of skin concerns including loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, scarring, open pores, general redness and poor skin texture.
Treatment: Fractional RF
> Skin concern: Acne
How it works: Australian Skin Clinics’ unique 9-Step Microdermabrasion is a proven treatment which is ideal for facial and body exfoliation and nourishment. This treatment includes exfoliation, microdermabrasion, extractions, peel, nourishment, hydration and protection.
Benefits: Encourages new cell growth, clears congestion, exfoliates and improves circulation needed for skin cell renewal. The 9-Step Microdermabrasion helps provide hydration and nourishment to the skin, improves skin texture and tone, and serves to be an effective acne management solution.
> Treatment: 9-Step Microdermabrasion
Skin concern: Pigmentation
How it works: Laser is used to even out skin tone, target freckles, brown patches and sun spots. This is achieved through the use of high grade medical laser equipment, which targets the melanin in the skin to reduce and lighten pigmentation.
Benefits: Evens out skin tone and reduces pigmentation.
Treatment: Laser for Pigmentation
>Skin concern: Open pores and blackheads
How it works: Medi-aesthetic peels are a rapid way to improve your skin by safely removing the damaged outer layers. A wide range of medi-aesthetic peels are available ranging from therapist administered superficial peels to deeper more advanced peels. Each medi-aesthetic peel has its unique benefits and formulas which can be selected to suit your specific needs and lifestyle.
Benefits: Improves circulation and collagen rejuvenation. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne, scarring and can brighten and even out your skin tone. It also reduces sun damage, pigmentation, open pores, blackheads, age spots and melasma.
Treatment: Medi-aesthetic peels
> Skin concern: Lines and wrinkles
How it works: Anti-wrinkle injections work by preventing or reducing muscle movement which causes creasing of the skin (wrinkles). It can take up to 14 days to reach maximum effect.
Benefits: Reduces lines and wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines around the mouth, eyes, forehead and nose. This reduction in lines and wrinkles create a softer, more refreshed appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used on facial features; however they can also be used for Platysma bands of the neck to smooth and elongate the appearance of the neck, and to reduce excessive sweating under arms. Anti-wrinkle injections can also provide relief from tight jaws and teeth grinding.
Treatment: Anti-wrinkle injections
* Always seek professional advice before adding new products to your skin care regime. For more information or to book your complimentary advanced skin consultation visit www.ozskin.com or call 1300 303 014.
About Darlene O’Gara
Darlene O’Gara joined Australian Skin Clinics in 2007 and is one of its most respected skin care experts. In addition to 26 years of experience in the skin care industry, Darlene holds 14 various professional accreditations in beauty and skin care services.