18 Feb Make Your Skin Great in 2015
The time for great skin is now! Beauty trends dictate that less is more and the most on trend looks require clear, radiant, minimally made-up skin. But no matter what the trends say, good skin will always be the fundamental part of looking good and feeling confident. So it’s time to find out what’s going to get you on track to have your skin looking it’s best in 2015. I spoke to leading Sydney skin expert and co-owner of The Clinic Bondi Junction (and my personal beauty guru) Kaye Scott to get the low down on all the treatments, technology, products and costs that we should know about in 2015. Kaye gave me some great tips and really good advice for all women.
*What would be your best piece of advice for making your skin look its best?
K: Protect your skin everyday with Sunscreen, this does wonders for anti-ageing in the long run! I would also highly recommend getting rid of all the build up that occurs on the skins surface by using a gentle exfoliator weekly (Our favourite is the Cosmedix Pure Enzyme Mask). Regular medical grade Peels are also great and help to stimulate cell turnover and leave skin looking and feeling fresh – with no down time.
*Are there any new products or treatments that you think will be popular in 2015?
K: Big buzz words in cosmetics at the moment are Stem Cells and Peptides. Peptides encourage extra collagen production and Stem Cells strengthen cells and improve cell longevity. This is an anti-ageing duo that we have included in our own product we formulated The Moisturiser.
* Is there any one type of product you think everyone should be using no matter what their skin type?
Sunscreen every day! Even in winter and on cloudy days. We treat many clients who wish they had taken this advice many years ago and are now trying to undo the damage done.
* Tell us about the most popular skin treatments you do? What it is, how it works and how much it costs.
Fraxel is used for treating pigmentation, melasma, uneven skin tone, smoothing skin texture, acne scarring and general rejuvenation. It works by shooting microscopic laser columns into the skin which immediately stimulate the body’s natural renewal process. There is 5 days down time associated with Fraxel, this looks similar to wind burn and can be covered with makeup. Patients can expect to see a great result within 1-5 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart (depending on the condition being treated). Cost per treatment ranges from $880 – $1500
Thermage treatments are all about energy . Focusing radio frequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. At The Clinic we use the Thermage CPT machine. Thermage is a proven, unique radiofrequency treatment that can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker and younger look and feel. Thermage works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. The cost for this treatment is $3000
Peels: The Antioxidant Blueberry Peel is one of our most popular peels. It is a lactic acid peel perfect before a special occasion, has no down time and leaves skin looking fresh, clean and clear. It is great for all skin types and decongests while also exfoliating and giving your skin much needed antioxidants. This treatment costs $150.
To book a consultation with Kaye call 02 9386 1533 or click HERE
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