Teeth Whitening

#teeth whitening
#pearly white smile
#brighter whiter smile
#white teeth
#discoloured teeth

Professional LED Teeth Whitening

Do you want a brighter, whiter smile?

Have your teeth have become stained or discoloured?

Now you can get the confidence of a whiter and brighter smile without the expense of a visit to the dentist.

We offer LED teeth whitening, this is one of the newest and fastest methods available for teeth whitening. We are purely cosmetic and non dental. The products we use are gentler than and just as effective as those used by the dentist. 

The process takes less than an hour and the results can be seen instantly.  


What results can be expected?

This depends on each individual and the extent of discoloration, generally from 5-14 shades lighter can be achieved.  The more stained your teeth the more dramatic the result will be. Teeth whitening whether done by a dentist or another technician will not whiten your tooth enamel the process will bleach the stains on the surface of your teeth. The results are also relevant to how regularly you have a teeth whitening procedure or use home whitening treatments. Where whitening is done every 6-12 months it is considered a maintenance procedure and results will be less dramatic.   

Should teeth whitening be done by a Dentist?

Teeth whitening is purely cosmetic and non dental.  The products we use are gentler than and just as effective as those used by the dentist.  All our products are Australian compliant and produced to the highest standards.  Teeth whitening, no matter who does it bleaches stains from the surface of the teeth it does not whiten enamel.

Is teeth whitening safe?

We offer the latest whitening gel approved for use in Australia. We have a hygienic non-touch procedure at NO time will a technician touch you or your mouth. Our gel is gentle and safe, problems are extremely rare.  Teeth Whitening is safe for crowns and veneers although these will not lighten as much as natural teeth.

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Teeth whitening is a treatment most people want and can have, however, it is not recommended for children under 16 years of age or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not have a teeth whitening treatment if you have gum disease or are requiring dental work

How long will a teeth whitening treatment last?

Teeth will maintain their fresh new appearance for around one year. Re-staining depends largely on diet and lifestyle. Smoking, coffee, tea, fruit juice, sodas all staining foods and beverages will eventually re-stain the surface of your teeth. 


Fractional Radio Frequency

#fractional radio frequency
#reduce fine lines & wrinkles
#collagen production
#acne scarring

Fractional Radio Frequency

What is Fractional RF

This procedure uses fractional multi-polar radio frequency to penetrate through the skin - to allow more energy beneath the surface of the skin, to really maximize collagen production - while keeping the top layer of the skin intact.

Post treatment, you may notice increased levels of beneficial collagen as new healthy skin cells are produced. Mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations are reduced, and the texture of your skin becomes smoother and more elastic.

Indicted for: Wrinkles, Scars, Enlarged Pores, Skin Texture, Hypertrophic texture, Skin Tone, Pigmentation & Skin Tightening.

 A good home care routine will enhance results and the correct cosmeceuticals for your skin concern will be discussed at the time of your consultation and test patch appointment.

Please note: Results may vary.

Things to do before & After a FRACTIONAL RF procedure

Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to treatment and use a broad spectrum SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays.

It is recommended you avoid unprotected sun exposure throughout the duration of your treatments.

Do not use the following products 3 days before your treatment and 5 - 7 days after your treatment (or until sensitivity and redness has subsided): any products containing Vitamin A, Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic & salicylic acids, astringents, harsh exfoliating scrubs, bleach and Vitamin C for 5 -7 days after your treatment.

If you have a history of cold sores, it is recommended you begin anti-viral medication no later than the day prior to treatment.

Do not use self-tanning products for 4 weeks prior to treatment. 

Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for 3 days prior to and/or post treatment. 

Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox at least 4 weeks prior to treatment and 3-4 weeks after treatment.

Do not wax, use a depilatory or use anything that may cause trauma to the skin, on treatment areas for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

Following treatment:  Apply clean, sterilized cold compress if needed and keep your skin clean to avoid contamination or infection while skin is healing.

NO prolonged heat for at least 48 – 72 hours after a treatment. Avoid heat such as saunas, jacuzzis, hot baths and showers, sun exposure or any heat inducing activities.

Men should not shave for at least 2 days after treatment. 

Use a mild cleanser and a mild moisturizer after the treatment for a few days before resuming your normal skin routine.

Avoid highly perfumed lotions and moisturizers.

If desired, you may use makeup on the treated area 4 hours after, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated.

Avoid chlorinated pool water for 48 - 72 hours following treatment. 

Do not wax, tweeze or use a depilatory to the treated areas for 2 weeks after your treatment.

Avoid sun exposure to the treated area.

Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher at all times.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER a fractional rf TREATMENT

The treatment generally involves some short term side-effects including, but not limited to, a feeling of heat/warmth (lasting 12 -24 hours) and sensitivity (lasting 24 -48 hours), minor localised swelling, bruising, mild to moderate erythema (i.e. superficial reddening of the skin), You may be itchy in the area treated, that is the normal part of the healing process. You may notice micro scabbing on the area treated, this should not be touched, itched or picked. This should slough off within 1-3 weeks. All of these are generally short-term side-effects and are considered normal and should subside shortly after treatment.

If this occurs, do not pick, pull or exfoliate the areas of crusting as this may increase your chances of infection leading to a scar. It should be allowed to naturally flake off or lighten on their own over the next week or more if on the face and over the next several weeks if on the body.

You may use cold or ice packs, as needed for comfort and to relieve erythema and swelling 

WHEN IS a FRACTIONAL Rf TREATMENT NOT SUITABLE

CONTRAINDICATIONS to RF treatment include: - history of melanoma, any cancers of any kind, porphyria, haemophilia, contraceptive implant’s in the area to be treated, epilepsy, pace maker or any implantable electrical device, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, use of anti-coagulants, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s Wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo. 

Pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing. 

We will provide a complimentary consultation & individual assessment at the time of your test patch. Before & After Care Instructions will be given.


Microdermabrasion

#microdermabrasion
#skin rejuvenation
#improve skin tone & texture

Microdermabrasion

What is Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion removes dead, dull surface layers of the skin and the combined suction stimulates an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Visible improvement in the texture & tone of skin can be seen after just one treatment.

Often referred to as the “lunchtime treat" these treatments offer convenience as they can be completed in as little as thirty minutes. 

Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and virtually painless procedure with little to no downtime.

We recommend having a treatment every 2-4 weeks. This will increase skin cell turnover bringing fresh cells to the skins surface and resulting in a clear, youthful glow to the skin. 

Things to do before & After a Microdermabrasion

A week to 2 weeks before & after your treatment avoid waxing and sun exposure.

Sun exposure should always be kept to a minimum and a SPF 30 or more should always be worn. Plus a hat.

A week before & after avoid exfoliating scrubs, AHA's and Vitamin A,

After your treatment, you will need to avoid any heat (hot showers) and heat inducing activities for 2-3 days.

Avoid chlorinated water for 2-3 days.

Gently wash your skin with Ultraderm or Ginger & Me, whichever is recommended for your skin, and keep the skin moist and hydrated.

When is a Microdermabrasion treatment not suitable

These treatments are suitable for most skin types, as long as you do not have open wounds, sores, and any  other serious skin conditions.

If you do have skin issues, it is best to wait until they clear up or if you are unsure, give us a call.

Microdermabrasion treatments are not suitable for anyone with the following:

Fragile Capillaries, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema.

Any dermal therapy procedures, including a microdermabrasion is contraindicated for up to 2 weeks after anti wrinkle injections.

We will do a full individual assessment before your treatment and a Before & After Care Sheet will be given to take home.


Chemical Peels

#chemical peels
#improve blotchy skin
#reduce unwanted pigmentation

Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel

We all know our aging skin is due to sun exposure, dehydration, some medications, smoking, environmental pollutants & genetics. The result is uneven, blotchy appearance of the skin, due to age spots, broken capillaries, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and deep wrinkles.

Our skin cells divide daily, and migrate to the surface.  As new cells grow, dead skin cells slough off from the epidermis. A chemical peel removes these dead cells from the surface and causes an accelerated form of exfoliation so replacing old skin cells with fresher new skin cells. The underlying skin is also stimulated and this will encourage new collagen and elastin growth, which in turn will create a healthier and more youthful appearance. 

Regular peel procedures are compared to exercise for your skin.

We have different strengths peels and we will do a full individual assessment before your treatment and a Before & After Care Sheet will be given to take home. 

Things to do before & After a Chemical Peel

Avoid sun exposure and spray tanning for 2 weeks before and after your treatment.

Sun exposure should always be kept to a minimum and a SPF 30 or more should always be worn. Plus a hat.

After your treatment, you will need to avoid any heat (hot showers) and heat inducing activities for 2-3 days.

Avoid chlorinated water for 2-3 days.

A week before & after avoid exfoliating scrubs, AHA's and Vitamin A, 

Gently wash your skin with Ultraderm or Ginger & Me, whichever is recommended for your skin, and keep the skin moist and hydrated.

Don’t pick off any dead or peeling skin, as this may cause discolouration, and lead to mild scarring.

Avoid waxing and any kind of skin resurfacing treatments for 2 weeks after your treat.

When is a Chemical Peel treatment not suitable

We will do a full individual assessment before so we can advice of the best treatment option. 

However these treatments will not be suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Taking Accutane or similar medication. Taking blood thinning medication.  Have had any injectables or fillers within the last 3 days. Are sunburnt or have active rosacea. Active Cold sores or any skin disorders. Keloid Scarring.

If you are unsure, please give us a call. 


IPL Photo Rejuvenation

#photo rejuvenation
#skin rejuvenation
#reduce pigmentation
#improve collagen production

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

What is IPL Photo Rejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation is the most versatile of all treatment options, as it can treat a variety of skin concerns at once. It is effective on flushing and red blemishes, as well as brown pigment in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. 

IPL uses light and heat energy flashes to rejuvenate new tissue such as Collagen and Elastin. The light energy is attracted to Melanin and Haemoglobin in the skin, allowing light absorption in Melanin for Pigmentation treatments and Haemoglobin for Vascular, Rosacea and Broken Capillary treatments.

This procedure causes little discomfort and you can immediately return to your normal routine activities.

IPL provides gradual, natural-looking improvement with long-lasting result.

A good home care routine will enhance results and the correct cosmeceuticals for your skin concern will be discussed at the time of your consultation and test patch appointment.

Please note: Results may vary.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE & AFTER IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION

Avoid unprotected sun exposure & spray tanning for 4 weeks prior to treatment.

Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 daily.

It is recommended you avoid unprotected sun exposure throughout the duration of your treatments.

Do not use the following products 3 days before your treatment and 5 days after your treatment (or until sensitivity and redness has subsided): Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams.

If you have a history of cold sores, it is recommended you begin anti-viral medication no later than the day prior to IPL. 

Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for 3 days prior to and/or post treatment. 

Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox at least 2 week prior to treatment and 2 weeks after treatment.

Do not wax, use a depilatory or use anything that may cause trauma to the skin, on treatment areas for one week prior to your treatment and 1 week post treatment.

After the treatment, use mild products that have been recommended, for a few days before resuming your normal skin routine.

Avoid highly perfumed lotions and moisturizers.

Avoid hot showers, heat inducing activities and chlorinated pool water for 24 - 48 hours following treatment.

Don;t forget to wear your broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher at all times

what to expect after a IPL treatment

Following treatment your skin may feel like it has slight sunburn. 

You may experience moderate erythema (redness), sensitivity and some discomfort of the treated areas for several hours or up to 3 days post-treatment.

Although rare, some light swelling is possible.

You may experience some purpura (purplish spots or patches) in treated areas, which would be expected to resolve within several days

Treated areas, freckles and lentigines usually darken after treatment and crusting begins to form within a few days. This crusting usually resolves in 1 to 3 weeks.

Do not pick or pull the areas of crusting as this may increase your chances of infection leading to a scar. It should be allowed to naturally flake off or lighten on their own over the next week if on the face and over the next several weeks if on the body.

You may use cold or ice packs, as needed for comfort and to relieve erythema and swelling. 

When is IPL not suitable

CONTRAINDICATIONS to IPL treatment include: - history of melanoma, any cancers of any kind, porphyria, haemophilia, contraceptive implant’s in the area to be treated, epilepsy, pace maker, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, use of anti-coagulants, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s Wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, Lupus, Scleroderma, Vitiligo. 

Pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.