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9 Ways our Faces Change as we Age

I love watching the natural progression of the ageing face. Often the best way to do this, is vicariously, through television shows and movies. Unlike much of social media and heavily curated and filtered pictures, the medium of animated shows still retain some degree of honesty about the ageing process. Additionally there is a small […]

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Your Decade by Decade Guide to Ageing Well

  People look at me funny when I talk about prevention.   I am a primary care doctor, ie a specialist GP, aka Primary Care Physician and our focus and training tends to be holistic, cradle to grave care and a big part of that, is preventing problems before they occur. As someone who has […]

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4 Limitations of a Skincare-Only approach to Ageing Well

In my work as a cosmetic physician (and even in my work as a skincancer doctor) I regularly have the discussion with patients who are beginning to see signs of ageing they dislike as early as their 20s, about options. I have come to realise that for women at least, as the vast majority who […]

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Personalised Skin Care

Personalised skin care is not only a wellness trend, it’s a lifestyle choice that you can make that will not only make you happier, but will help you find the skin care treatments that are right for you. Personalised skin care is the future of skin health. There are many benefits to individuals that want […]

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Common Skin Care Treatments

There are many skin care treatments that are a good fit for patients. One of the benefits of working with Skin Essentials is that there is not a one-size fits all approach to skin care. During your patient intake session, we will get all the information from you necessary to recommend the right skin care […]

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What Causes Our Skin To Age?

Aging is a fact of life. However, there are certain precautions that we can take to help protect our skin. Exposure to sunlight is the single largest culprit for aging and wrinkling skin. UV exposure from the sun can cause elastin to break down in the skin. Additionally, as we age, collagen production tends to […]

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Reasons to Consider Biostimulator Fillers over Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

It seems to be everywhere we look. Pillow face. Overfilled. He used to be so handsome, now he just looks odd. She used to be beautiful, now when she talks, she just looks WRONG. There are examples of people who have gone too far with dermal fillers, aka hyaluronic acid fillers- Zac Efron comes to […]

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Personalised Skin Care - The Regimen you did not know you need

The personalized skin care and beauty worlds are dazzling and baffling with its array of products for sale, backed by influencers touting the benefits and showcasing their uses on all social media channels one might be on. But it begs the question - how are you to choose a skincare regimen that will suit you? […]

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Dissolving Fillers

As it becomes easier and easier to access anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in chain clinics and via mobile setups in hair and beauty salons, it is also becoming more common to see adverse outcomes due to some of these treatments, in part due to inexperienced and new injectors often left on their own […]

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Common Myths about Anti Wrinkle Injections You did not know

Despite all the chatter about anti wrinkle injections and treatments on social media, I regularly meet patients of all ages who come to see me asking for anti wrinkle treatments who do not necessarily understand how it works, or how it differs from dermal fillers. As a medical professional, patient centered care is a central […]

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Can there ever be such a thing as a safe tan?

There are many myths around sun protection and suntanning in Australia, a land with plenty of sun year round. Is there such thing as a safe tan?  We frequently hear of how people don’t like having “pasty white skin”, how they love the feel of the sun on their skin and in skin cancer clinic […]

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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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6 Sun Protection Myths you may be buying into

Two days a week, I work in a dedicated role doing skin cancer checks including skin cancer surgery. Over the years, I've learned about the various sun protection myths that people may hear from Internet or other anecdotal sources. On a regular basis, as part of my job, I ask about occupation, sun exposure and […]

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Learn More About Lip Filler Treatments

Do you want fuller, more youthful-looking lips? While many people think of lip fillers as a cosmetic procedure for those in their twenties and thirties, the truth is that this procedure can be appropriate for anyone who wants to give themselves a little boost. Let's answer some of the common questions that you may have […]

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An Introduction to PRP Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma treatments, also known as PRP, were first pioneered to help chronic pain sufferers deal with their pain. Over time, this technique has been perfected to help with both hair loss and skin care. Let's take a look at some of the history behind PRP and how it can potentially be beneficial for both […]

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections and the Health & Longevity Of Your Skin

Throughout Australia, anti-wrinkle injections have become a popular choice for people who want to look younger, feel more confident, and prevent the future appearance of wrinkles. Wrinkles occur for a variety of different reasons, including age, exposure to sunlight, and repeated facial expressions. Anti-wrinkle injections can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and play an […]

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Reopening after COVID19

When the COVID19 pandemic hit us and lockdowns began, we were likely expecting to be facing restrictions for much longer than we’d wanted and expected. Months, possibly. Instead, thanks in large part to frontline workers and the efforts of everyone else who has stayed at home and done the right thing, we’ve managed to flatten […]

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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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Now offering Zip Pay

Why can you now offer Zip Pay at Skin Essentials? Has there been a change in the law? New guidelines by the Medical Board of Australia came into effect in May 2019 which govern how we conduct work as cosmetic practitioners. Prior to this we were not able to offer Zip Pay or Afterpay for […]

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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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