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What To Expect Out of Skin Needling

Skin needling is a service offered at Skin Essentials. Skin needling is a type of collagen induction therapy that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Historically, skin needling was primarily used for skin rejuvenation. However, it can be used for a wide variety of different skin conditions. Let’s take a look at what you […]

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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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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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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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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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Injectables. What can go wrong?

What is interesting to me, and strikes me during cosmetic clinics, is that most people that I see, are drawn into cosmetic clinics by the (cheap) prices, BUT: – have no idea what they had in the past elsewhere (brand, anti-wrinkle vs filler; amount; injector experience and qualification)– sometimes I see these people because they […]

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Expectations and Financial Consent

Common, recurring themes that come up when I am discussing treatment with patients is that of expectations, and cost. When I meet people for the first time, or they contact me to chat, if inexperienced, most are unaware of the basics – the difference between anti wrinkle and filler treatment for example. What each does […]

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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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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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Markers of Ageing

So why is that a problem? Well. This is where my passion for primary prevention, ie General Practice, which is the speciality focused on preventing things from going south in the first place, shows. Prevention is always better than cure, so I encourage people to be proactive about their skin just like their health. So […]

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Who is responsible for your aftercare?
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Introducing Skin Therapies
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Will dermal fillers change the way I look?
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