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Limitations of Dermal Fillers

With the boom of Aesthetics globally, especially since the pandemic, when most of us have been looking at ourselves via a Zoom lens far more than ever before, coupled with hours spent mindlessly scrolling through perfectly curated, often photoshopped and filter-heavy images on Social Media, has come a demand for aesthetic procedures, especially dermal fillers […]

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Summer Smart Skin

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we consider ourselves lucky that summer coincides not only with school holidays, but also, Christmas, New Year and the end of one year and the beginning of another. As the busy year begins to wind down, it seems the perfect time to lie back, take some time off no matter […]

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Summer Ready Skin Options

Not everyone wants to have injectables.   The vast majority of people who contact us at Skin Essentials are afraid of injectables.  They usually come in frightened of having lips or anything, that looks too obviously fake.  They come in armed with pictures on Instagram of what they do NOT want to look like- big pouts, […]

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Your Initial Consult with Dr Joshi

At Skin Essentials, we focus on a holistic treatment plan, with the aim being a long term relationship between you and our team of practitioners.  As such, we encourage appointments so that adequate time is allocated to discuss your concerns, expectations and whether we can meet them in the allocated budget.  At present, it is […]

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Why Cosmetic Injectables?

As we age, the repetitive use of the facial muscles under our skin begins causes wrinkle formation that progresses from being dynamic (ie present only when we use those muscles eg frown lines) to being static (ie present even when those muscles are not being used eg “angry lines” or “the 11s”; the grooves that […]

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SkinBoosters vs Skin Needling

A few weeks ago, my team and I were trained in the use of a machine that allows more uniform and less uncomfortable injection of the same drug used in dermal fillers, directly under the skin.  I have posted about skinboosters before here and here.  Until recently, I was doing these manually, with great results […]

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Twin Studies - An Intriguing Look into Ageing

Source - Plastic and Reconstructive Journal, 2009 by Guyuron - Looking at 180 sets of identical twins at the annual Twins Festival in Ohio These articles by plastic surgeon Dr Guyuron set out to examine risk factors for ageing that could be controlled by what doctors commonly refer to in Medicine as ‘modifiable risk factors”, […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma

Last week my staff and I added Platelet Rich Plasma treatments to our list of offerings.  It generated a fair bit of buzz on Facebook and Instagram, and with good reason, so read on if you’re curious!  What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP is blood plasma, or the golden liquid left behind after blood […]

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Medical Grade Skincare

Giving You More Options with Medical Grade Skincare As I’ve branched into skincare and injectables, I field many enquiries regularly about skin regimens, if I know any that are worth spending on, evidence-based and what I would recommend.   As women, we feel a real pressure in a society that judges us first, by our looks. […]

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Skinboosters - V2 Injector

Two years ago, I wrote about SkinBoosters, and how they add hydration to the skin and improve general skin quality over time.  During that time, I have been using the skin boosters on my patients for multiple reasons:  Help improve the effects of sun damage in summer Help add hydration to the skin to combat […]

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What ages you?

There’s no denying we live in a time when there is enormous pressure to look good. Synonymous with the word “good” is the word “attractive” and “young”. Or young-er. To that end, from a young age, we feel pressure to look a certain way, dress a certain way and sometimes, to have attributes that nature […]

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What can anti-wrinkle injections be used for?

As we age, depending on our ethnic background, our age, the amount of pigmentation as well as genetics and other factors such as smoking and regular use of sunscreen, we develop lines where the muscles of our face regularly move under the skin. Over time, these give rise to wrinkles- first these are dynamic; these […]

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When should I start?

Question: I don’t need anti wrinkle or filler treatment! Do I? Dr Imaan:  Before I began training in this field, I used to think similarly. When we are in our 20s and even early 30s, we are blessed with beautiful plump skin and provided we look after our skin with some basics, a skincare regime, a […]

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Does your downturned mouth get you down?

Question: I look after my skin and it’s in fairly good condition but it’s starting to sag around my mouth and jaws, making me look sad and old. It upsets me to see this in the mirror. What can I do about it? Dr Imaan: It can be upsetting to look at ourselves in the […]

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Dermal Fillers in Practice

I often get people coming in and asking for filler, afraid it’ll change the way they look, or be too obvious. Most of the time, they underestimate how much they need; occasionally, I get caught out too. Most people don’t want to look like The Real Housewives of Sydney. They don’t want to look fake, […]

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Why Choose Skin Essentials for your Skin needs?

Dr Imaan Joshi trained at Sydney University and graduated in 2001. Between 2001-2004 she spent 3 years in a rural NSW town, doing much more procedural work than most junior doctors undertake in city hospitals. This led to her passion for surgery and Women’s Health, and she was accepted into a training program to begin […]

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Full Face Rejuvenation

This lady has been my patient for a full year now. I first met her on November 26th last year. She’d never had any injectables but was keen to try some anti wrinkle treatment in her early 40s. This is with her full consent. This lady took a year almost to the day- dark sunken […]

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Static Lines versus Dynamic Lines

Like any decent doctor and surgeon, my consent process for any procedure is fairly extensive- I explain many many things; what can go wrong; what to expect- immediately, soon, in two weeks’ time and in the next few months. When it’s time for a top up. If I have consent to take photos and use […]

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“Can you do deals like my regular clinic?”
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Why do I need a consultation if I know what I want?
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Why do I need to come back for a visit 2 weeks after I’ve had my treatment?
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Rejuvenation of the Entire Face
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