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My anti-wrinkle injections did not last!

Common complaints I hear of when meeting patients for the first time, whether new to medical aesthetics or new to me, is issues with their anti wrinkle dose and "wearing off too quickly". So it bears repeating - anti wrinkle treatments work by paralysing the nerves that send signals to the muscles in your face […]

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What I am doing differently in 2023

The most seasoned business owners know firsthand that in order to succeed, you have to be willing to fail, sometimes many times over. Each time this happens, you pick yourself up and keep moving, learning from what worked, and what did not. Why do this to ourselves? While it seems like an exercise in self […]

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10 Things Reputable Doctors would Never Do

Patient safety is a pet peeve of ours here at Skin Essentials. In as much as is possible, we pride ourselves on doing everything we can, from the time you book a consultation to the day of your planned treatment to aftercare and followup, to work in a way that is ethical and safe while […]

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6 Things to know before signing consent for cosmetic treatments

Perhaps the biggest way to understand that medical aesthetics isn’t the same as hair, nails and beauty, is the fact that in order for us to carry out any procedures on you, it is a legal requirement to consent you for the procedure prior. While many, if not most people rush to sign the form […]

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6 of the Best Skincare Options by Decade - your 30s

For many of us, our 30s can be a time of much change. Many of us may have children, with pregnancy and associated changes, breastfeeding, chronic sleep deprivation and wrangling little children. Additionally many of us may be dealing with work outside the home at the same time, and making progression on the career ladder, […]

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4 things that may go wrong with anti wrinkle treatment

Injectables are tricky to master, and anyone who tells you it’s easy, is often not telling the truth. With more experience, I’ve found that I see more and more variation in faces as to what can go wrong, go awry and even lead to unexpected results. Just like with Medicine, there is usually a Dunning-Kruger […]

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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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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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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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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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Why should I consider anti-wrinkle treatment?
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Rejuvenation of the Entire Face
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