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The Fab Feb Sale is here!

Friday, February 03, 2017

Fab Feb - 20% off all cosmetic treatments, skin care and makeup!

Did you know that every school holidays a mother grows 5 new wrinkles? OK, this may not be a scientific observation. After dropping the kids at school this morning I caught my reflection in the rear view mirror (never a good idea – car mirrors are so … VIVID?!). 

I hadn’t put my make up on or brushed my hair and had that frazzled look may of us have when the back to school routine returns. A quick scan revealed new blue under eye circles, several new wrinkles (after school holidays, they’re not laugh lines), three rogue chin hairs and a faint moustache. Does this sound familiar? 

What perfect timing for Skin Resus' Fab Feb sale. For the whole of February, take 20% off all cosmetic treatments, skin care and Jane Iredale makeup. 

For us mums, this is where the new year really starts. You’re fab, it’s Feb, new year, new you. 

Not sure where to start? Come and have a latte and a free consultation with us in Floreat. 

 A few extra crows feet? 20% off wrinkle relaxers

Rogue chin hairs or a faint moustache? 20% off IPL hair removal 

Under eye circles? 20% off dermal filler   

 Whatever cosmetic treatment or product you've been thinking about, it's 20% cheaper this month at Skin Resus.   



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Welcome to the team Jenna!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

In celebration of nepotism, I’m really pleased to introduce the newest member of the Skin Resus team, my sister Jenna - our new Brand Advocate. 

Jenna will be managing our Social Media including a regular blog – something I have been wanting to do but can’t seem to find time for! As a client and an employee, Jenna is in a unique position – she understands the questions many people have and can get accurate answers quickly. 

She’s also got a great sense of humour, so we’re looking forward to reading her blogs over the coming weeks and months. Have a read and tell me what you think.  

Read Jenna's first blog post here: www.skinresus.com.au/skinandbeautyblog/fab-feb-sale-is-here 

If you’ve got any ideas for things you’d like to know more about, we’d love to hear them. 

Trish Hepburn

Business Manager




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Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Tattoo Removal uses a laser to penetrate the skin and break up the ink particles and your reaction will typically range from 'discomfort' to 'mild pain'.  Some common descriptions of the feeling are:

  • Someone flicking a rubber band at your skin repeatedly
  • Someone cooking bacon on your arm
  • Rapid pin-pricks
  • Scratching sunburn

It's important to realise however that everyone's pain threshold is different.  For some people it's not much more than discomfort, and if you're old enough to have a Tattoo you probably already have some idea of your pain threshold.  Other things to consider are:

  • A single Tattoo removal session can be over in minutes depending on the size of your Tattoo.  So it might be painful, but the actual treatment time is usually short
  • You've already experienced pain when you got your Tattoo in the first place.  The pain level is usually comparable to getting the Tattoo (some people will say slightly more)
  • Tattoo treatments are spaced out over several weeks, so you have time to recover between sessions
  • Not all parts of the body experience the same level of pain.  Areas with more fat (such as the arms or buttocks) are less painful.  Tattoos in areas with less fat or close to bone are more painful

Are there ways to minimise the pain?

Yes there are, and we can advise you on these.  The main forms of pain relief are:

  • Local numbing agents such as Emla cream.  These are topical anaesthetics applied to the skin and help with numbing the area
  • Paracetamol or other over-the-counter pain relievers taken prior to treatment but ALWAYS discuss this with us before taking, as some may have an adverse effect with the treatment process
  • Ice will be used during your treatment and this is very effective in reducing the discomfort
  • Cold air machines such as Zimmer Cryo6.  This is a non-invasive pain relief option which involves blowing cold air (up to -30 Celsius) onto the treatment area before, during and after, which produces a numbing effect 

Should the 'pain factor' put me off getting my Tattoo Removed?

No, we don't think it should.  There's no doubt very sound reasons why you're thinking of getting a Tattoo removed, and if you're ready to take that step the temporary discomfort shouldn't stop you achieving the permanent change you seek. 

Tattoo removal is increasingly popular and our Perth Doctors are experts in safe and effective laser tattoo removal treatments. For more information, go to our Laser Tattoo Removal page.

Information supplied by our guest blogger - Tatts a Mistake



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I love acne!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

I love acne! Pimples, spots, zits - whatever you call it, I love it... treating it that is. As someone who suffered from acne for most of my adult life, I understand very well the impact it can have. I remember days in my twenties when my skin was so bad I'd avoid saying hello to people because I felt too embarrassed.

I guess that's one of the reasons why I now really love treating people with acne. These days there really are some fantastic solutions for acne, from our Aspect Dr skin care (which is what cured my acne, after years of trying every skin care under the sun) to prescription skin care and our Dimalux LED light therapy. Reducing refined sugars in your diet can also help, as can Fish Oil supplements.

At Skin Resus we have a zero tolerance approach to acne and aim to see skin clear (ie no new acne outbreaks) within 4 weeks. We usually see an improvement within 2 weeks. The first place to start is with a free consultation with one of our Registered Nurses. We'll assess the severity and discuss treatment options. Mild acne will usually respond to our Aspect Dr skin care - usually the Problem Skin Kit + Multi B (Niacinamide) Serum. For moderate acne one of our Doctors will usually prescribe Duac Gel combined with a course of Dimalux LED light therapy. This is 2 sessions (1 red light, 1 blue light) per week for 4 weeks. For those with severe acne who are at risk of scarring, our Doctors may refer to a dermatologist for Roaccutane.  

  

Before and After Acne Treatment at Skin Resus

We regularly see really great results with these approaches. If you suffer from acne or know someone who does, come in and talk to one of our team and let's clear it up! We can also help where acne scarring has occurred, with treatments such as IPL, MicroPen skin needling and Fraxel and Erbium Lasers.That's a whole other story so I'll write about that in my next blog.

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More from the Non-Surgical Symposium

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Now that we've established that less is more, and more is sometimes scary, let me just say it - I love wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers! There's nothing like a bit of filler to lift the face and plump out those deep lines, and wrinkle relaxers...  Well, smile lines can be lovely, but no-one needs a frown line.

One doctor at the recent ASAPS #NonSurgical_Symposium, US dermatologist Dr Hema Sundaram, was talking about using wrinkle relaxers with the aim of softening the movement, rather than freezing it altogether. I LOVE this idea. Dr Sundaram encourages her patients to have lighter treatments more frequently, so that it always looks nice and soft, rather than being all or nothing.  That's definitely our line of thinking at Skin Resus.

  

Here's an Instagram pic of me with my younger sister taken while I was in Melbourne for the symposium (I'm on the left). Gotta love wrinkle relaxers and fillers! 

Little note - my eyes look a bit weird only because I never know where to look on my phone camera!

Read more about dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxer treatments in our Perth clinic. 

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Too much of a good thing?

Monday, June 08, 2015

 

I've just returned from an inspiring weekend at the 2015 #nonsurgical_symposium in beautiful Melbourne. With Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists from around the world, there was a wealth of information about non-surgical cosmetic treatments. One thing that really struck me, though, was the huge number of people (ok, women) in the room who had very obviously had "work" done. For most it was over use of dermal fillers - lips that were too full, cheeks too chubby. It's certainly better than my first cosmetic conference 5 years ago - there a lot of women looked frankly scary!

Surely the point of having cosmetic treatments is to soften things a little, not transform your whole face into some line-less, expressionless Barbie. "Look Fresh" is our motto at Skin Reus and that's really what it's all about. Soften the lines, restore a bit of fullness, remove the sun spots and age spots - that can all make a huge difference, but with the aim of making you look fresh, and really great for your age (well maybe taking a few years off as well). If you're not sure how much is too much, don't worry, we'll tell you!

Trying to look 21 at 41, or even 51, will always end badly, but who doesn't look at Jane Fonda at age 77, and agree that she looks absolutely beautiful - wrinkles and all.   

 

I don't mean to be negative - it was a fantastic conference. Over the next week I'll share a few things I learned, so stay tuned.

Do you agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts with us on twitter @SkinResus

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Skin Care Hero Number 5: Sunscreen

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Without a doubt the most effective (and affordable) anti-ageing cream on the market is a really good sunscreen.  So what makes a great sunscreen? It must be a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays.  It must be non-greasy and not leave your skin looking pasty white. And for the harsh Australian climate, it really needs to be at least an SPF 30+. Depending on your skin’s needs, we recommend the following sunscreens:Actinica SPF 30+  This is a liposomal sunscreen, and this delivery system means that the ingredients stay on the skin and are not absorbed into the skin.  It’s great for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially swimming, but it’s non-greasy and works very well under makeup. $Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30+  This sunscreen combines a physical sunscreen (it has 7% transparent zinc oxide) with a chemical sunscreen, so you really get the best of both worlds: the protection of a zinc with the creaminess and lightness of a chemical sunscreen.  This is great to use in place of a moisturiser and perfect for under makeup.

 



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SkinCare Hero Number 3: Vitamin B Serum

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vitamin B3 (or Niacinamide) is the latest multi tasking cosmeceutical that is gaining a reputation as a true skin care hero. It's effects include:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Reduces acne (in one study it was shown to be more effective than antibiotic gel);
  • Reduces redness and sensitivity in rosacea;
  • Reduces hyperpigmented spots by stopping pigment transfer to the skin; and
  • Increases skin hydration by decreasing transdermal water loss.

Aspect Dr Multi Be serum contains 8% niacinamide combined with a range of B group vitamins and some potent anti-inflammatory botanicals. Perfect for sun-damaged, pigmented or acne prone skin, it gives a boost to any skin care regime. Trish is addicted!



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SkinCare Hero Number 2: Vitamin C

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vitamin C is rapidly gaining a reputation as a essential of modern day skincare - and for very good reasons. There is now a huge amount of evidence (gathered over the past 20 years) to support Vitamin C as a powerful anti-ageing skin serum.  Its many effects include:

  • an increase in collagen synthesis, which helps to thicken the skin;
  • antioxidant activity, which reduces skin damage caused by free radicals that can be generated by pollution, the sun and cigarette smoke;
  • lightening of hyperpigmentation;
  • an improvement in the appearance of sun damaged skin; an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles;
  • fighting against tumor formation, which may help to slow down the development of skin cancers; and
  • increasing moisture content of skin by preventing moisture loss (through thickening the skin)  

The evidence also shows that to be effective Vitamin C needs to be in sufficient concentrations (greater than 5%) and in a stable form.  Ascorbic acid, which is the purest form of Vitamin C, is highly unstable and deteriorates with exposure to air and light.    

At Skin Resus we use and recommend the Active C serum by Aspect Dr. This contains 24% concentration of a relatively new Vitamin C derivative which is more stable and less irritating to the skin, and may also be a more powerful booster of collagen production.  And it's Australian made and very affordable at $129 - what's not to love?



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Skin Care Hero Number 1: Retinol

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Deciding on an effective anti-ageing skin care regime can be confusing. There are literally thousands of creams, serums, lotions and potions on the market, many of which seem to offer the secret to eternal youth.  The reality is that you can spend a lot of money on expensive creams that make little or no difference. There are relatively few ingredients that have been put through rigorous medical testing and have been shown to be effective against skin ageing.  The good news is, we know what they are, and we'll be sharing our favourites with you over the next few months!    

Retinol or Vitamin A was one of the first skin creams scientifically proven to have an anti-ageing effect on the skin.  Studies have shown that Retinol can help reduce wrinkles, reduce acne, exfoliate dead skin cells, diminish pore size and reduce pigmentation. You need a reasonable amount of retinol (0.3 and above) in the cream or serum to get results. If the retinol ingredient is listed way down the bottom of the ingredient list it probably means it’s included at tiny levels and is unlikely to be effective.     

Aspect Dr Exfol A Retinol Serum 

 

When starting any Retinol product, it is best to start gently (by using only 2 – 3 times per week and slowly increasing to nightly use) to avoid irritation such as redness and flaking. We love (and stock) Aspect Dr Exfol A Plus, which combines 1% Retinol with alpha hydroxy acids ($129).  Once you have been using a Retinol product for 4 weeks or more, a Retinol peel can be a great way to boost the results.



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