At b clinic, we’re seeing more and more clients turn to non-invasive skin treatments to boost collagen production, improve the skin texture and elasticity and compliment muscle relaxant and dermal filler treatments.
b clinic’s Matrix PDO (Polydioxanone) Thread treatment offers a new and unique way to boost collagen production and create volume and support to areas of the face that are showing visible signs of ageing. Although this treatment is reasonably new, PDO threads have been used for more than 20 years in orthopaedics, plastic and ophthalmic surgery. This track record gives them an excellent safety profile and minimal risk.
It is important to note that the new PDO threads are very different from the classic “thread lift” procedure. “Thread lifts” use a larger and longer barbed thread to attempt to lift larger areas of the face-up against gravity. This is very different from Maxtrix PDO Threads which are gently and strategically placed under the skin to stimulate your own body’s collagen to create a firming and tightening effect to improve skin texture from within.
Matrix PDO threads come in two different textures, Mono Thread and Double Filament Thread. Mono Thread is the most commonly used type and has a single fine layer of PDO which acts to stimulate collagen evenly around its placement. Whereas, Matrix Double Threads have a longer but intertwined thread offering the same great collagen stimulation with some added volumising effect compared to the single mono thread.
Who is it for?
From the age of 30 onwards, the amount of collagen we produce decreases rapidly, contributing to sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. To counter this, the Matrix PDO Thread treatment is great for all clients looking to boost natural collagen production. It is for those wanting an effective treatment that works in conjunction with muscle relaxant and dermal filler.
While medical-grade fillers and other injectables contain ingredients that help to restore volume, the PDO thread treatment causes micro-stimulation to the skin which encourages your skin to kickstart its own collagen production, leading to increased volume and firmness over time.
This treatment is particularly useful for the “tough to treat” lines that routine skincare and muscle relaxant doesn’t seem to be improving.
The most popular areas to be treated include:
- Marionette lines
- Periorbital lines (around and under the eye)
- Nasolabial folds
- Accordion lines
- Peri-Oral Rhytids (Lip lines)
- Lower face (chin, neck, buccal)
- Horizontal forehead lines
How does it work and when will I see results?
During a PDO thread treatment, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to the skin. Once the area being treated has been sufficiently numbed, the threads will be inserted into different layers of the skin using a micro-needle or canula in a mesh-like pattern to achieve optimum tightening effects. The insertion of the threads into the skin causes micro-stimulation, which encourages the fibroblasts in your skin to generate new collagen and elastin, which in turn improves skin health, texture and elasticity.
Treatment times vary based upon the area being treated and downtime is minimal with some bruising to be expected. You will begin to see results in 6 weeks following treatment, which will continue to improve over 2-6 months as new collagen is generated. Although the threads dissolve over time, clients can expect to see benefits for up to 12 months after treatment.
Ultimately, the Matrix PDO Thread treatment is a great cost-effective therapy that has long-lasting effects and minimal downtime and risk. When combined with other skin rejuvenation therapies or injectables, it is perfect for clients wanting to maintain a natural, youthful appearance and reduce the signs of skin laxity and fine lines.
To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment, please book a free consultation.
Call 1300558188 or book online
Frowns or scowls are a common concern for most clients.
As cosmetic doctors, we deal with these prominent facial expressions every day. Why? Because the muscles you use to bring your eyebrows together to form a frown (the procerus, corrugators, and eyebrow depressors) will naturally create wrinkles in between your brows (the ‘glabella area’) and your forehead.
Every facial expression is connected to a human emotion. We often express displeasure, sadness, anger, worry, curiosity, confusion and concentration in the form of frowns. They can appear in different degrees depending on the emotion or thought behind them, and also in conjunction with other facial expressions. They help us read someone’s face and differentiate one person from another.
It’s not all bad. Some consider frowns are negative, while others believe they denote thoughtfulness. That’s why they are called “thinker’s wrinkles”. Sometimes these lines give a person’s face character, and we won’t suggest treating them. If you’re happy, leave it alone.
But, in most clients, frown lines don’t accurately represent how they feel. We often see these deep furrows and tracks on the faces of playful, cheerful personalities.
Which character are you?
The benefits of treating frown lines with muscle relaxants
- Prevention is better than cure.
- We can soften and (in some cases) smooth the appearance of these wrinkles over time.
- Most of our clients want to seem less annoyed or angry because they often don’t feel this way.
At b clinic, we don’t take a one-fits-all approach to treat frown lines. During my years of practice, I have identified four main types of frowns and, of course, you could have a combination of the below:
Frown Type I:
Before treatment—this client has no sign of visible wrinkles but can contract her glabella with difficulty then can relax the muscle after expression. Muscle relaxant treatment result will usually last 5-7 months for this client.
Frown Type II:
This is the most common type of frown! They can easily move their glabella and completely relax the muscle after the expression. He/she will achieve lasting treatment results in 4-6 months.
Frown Type III:
This is a very strong frown. Even at rest, you can clearly see the muscle contraction and permanent lines etched into the skin. At this stage, the glabella can move perfectly but cannot completely release and relax.
Also, the medial part of the eyebrows tends to rise with movement—usually the result of a shorter lasting muscle relaxant treatment, perhaps three months or less. In some people (especially some men), this type of frown could express a unique character. It could be a beautiful expression—absolutely do not change it!
Frown Type IV:
A powerful glabella can cause this type of frown. He can never fully release and relax the muscles and, when they’re contracted, the medial part of the eyebrows tends to fall. This is usually challenging to treat, and he will have to wait at least a year to see long-lasting results with regular treatment.
Please note: Clients with permanent frown lines (types III or IV) can effectively treat their permanent lines with a dermal filler. Used in conjunction with a muscle relaxant, this will smooth and fill in the lines and prevent new lines from forming.
Which type of frown do you have?
Understanding someone’s character through their frown and treating it appropriately is an art.
It’s not always about achieving no muscle movements—the treatment depends on the individual.
During your consultation, I will examine your facial movements and ask about your desired outcomes. Taking into account your personality and other facial expressions, I’ll create a result that perfectly suits you.
The cost of a muscle relaxant frown line treatment $230.
Dr Frank offers free consultations from our Coorparoo, Fortitude Valley and Sunnybank clinic locations.
To book call our friendly staff on 1300558188 or book online
Facial fillers are a quick and convenient way to make yourself look more youthful and well-rested.
Dermal fillers are based on a gel material that contains an ingredient that occurs naturally in the body. Used carefully with advanced injecting techniques, dermal fillers can keep you looking naturally beautiful for longer.
Fillers are often described by the thickness of the gel – thin, medium or thick. Due to Australian regulations, we are unable to mention brand names and tend to simply refer to the thickness of the filler. At b clinic, we have carefully selected a range of premium thick, medium and thin fillers. This is fabulous as it allows me to tailor your treatment plan based on what you desire and what I think is suitable following careful aesthetic assessment. For instance, the dermal filler I would select for treating the signs of ageing in the under eye area (often referred to as the tear trough) differs from that which I would choose for jawline enhancement or chin enhancement.
The cost of dermal fillers generally depends on the quantity and type being used. At b clinic the price for our premium fillers is $480 for 1ml, $880 for 2ml, $1320 for 3ml and $1760 for 4ml. Unlike many of our competitors, we have chosen not to charge a higher price per ml for medium and thick fillers. This means that you can feel confident that regardless of the filler that is most suitable for you, even if you need a range of filler thicknesses, your treatment will be extremely cost-effective.
During your personalised cosmetic injectable consultation I will determine the type and volume of dermal fillers that best suit your needs. Using a variety of advanced cosmetic injecting techniques I will sculpt and rejuvenate your appearance with dermal fillers that are appropriate for each area of concern.
Areas that I would recommend thin or medium dermal filler for include under eye hollowing and lip filler treatments. Cheek filler is one of my commonly performed procedures and for this, I would most often prescribe a premium thick filler for increased impact and longevity. I very much enjoy treating what is often referred to as “the lower third” ie the lower part of the face. The lower third can be enhanced with jawline filler and chin filler to create a very appealing facial aesthetic – I tend to select thick filler for these treatments. This lower part of the face is often treated to rejuvenate the face to create a more youthful appearance by hiding jowls and strengthening the jawline. Using multiple advanced injectable techniques I treat with a combination of medium and thick dermal fillers to hide the signs of ageing.
These examples above are by no means an exhaustive list of the places I can use dermal fillers to make you look your best. There are many other techniques that can be used to keep you looking naturally beautiful. We offer free comprehensive cosmetic injectable consultations at b clinic. I would be thrilled to see you for a thorough medical cosmetic assessment and we can begin your journey into the exciting world of dermal filler together.
As from Saturday 28/3/20, my team and I have made the decision to temporarily close our clinic doors. As we agree self-isolation is the best strategy to stop further spreading of the virus and to eradicate it.
This is an extremely challenging time for everyone. However, I believe this is an ideal opportunity to dig deep into ourselves and get creative and focus on how we can create a better future. During this time I can assure you that I will be doing just that. After 22 years of creating my passion and dream, I am not about to give up. We intend to come back from this more determined and focused on serving you better once we are back in the clinic.
Our b clinic practitioner team will be coming together, conducting virtual meetings to explore and brainstorm how we can improve our services and make them more affordable for you in the future.
I am grateful to you all for your support before and during this phase. As many of my clients know, I’ve always tried my hardest to avoid being on social media but I firmly believe that these platforms can serve us all well during this time, allowing us all to connect and to have some fun. Our b clinic doctors, staff and I will be using our social media channels to maintain a connection with you, play some games and give away a number of b clinic gift vouchers.
If you have an appointment booked at any of our 7 b clinic locations within the next 4 weeks, our team will be in contact with you to reschedule your appointment to a future date. Whilst you may not be able to physically visit us in clinic our staff will still be here to assist you via phone or email should you have any questions or concerns. We have now disabled our online booking system and are currently booking clients injectable appointments as from 1st May however we will continue to update you if this date changes.
Please contact us via 1300558188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Dr Lee Lua & team.
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A treatment for those with a small upper lip, or if their top lip rolls inward when they are smiling and are wanting it to appear bigger and more prominent.
A lip flip is achieved by injecting a small amount of muscle relaxant into the orbicularis oris, the muscle that controls the mouth and lips, being careful to only paralyse the superficial layers of the muscle so that it doesn’t affect the lip closure function.
A lip flip will create the illusion of a bigger lip by rolling out the top lip, without adding volume and elevating the corners of the mouth. Due to the small amount of muscle relaxant being injected into this area, it will need to be treated again in two to four months.
The downside of this lip augmenting procedure may include not being able to close the mouth properly, and it is important to note if you play a musical instrument that requires this mouth action it may affect you being able to do so. Drinking through straws and pronouncing the letter “P” may also become more difficult.
To see if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment please book a free consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.
To book please call our friendly team on 1300558188 or alternatively you can book online
Many of our clients have asked us what’s the difference between jaw enhancement & jaw slimming treatments. The answer is simple…
Enhancing the jawline with dermal filler injections can create a more angled, defined jawline. Strengthening an undefined and weak jawline can create more balance in the lower face and can also decrease the appearance of jowls, or hanging folds of fat and skin drooping beneath the jawline. The results of this treatment can be seen instantly and can last 4-8 months.
However, a strong square jawline is not a facial feature that everyone desires.
The jaw slimming treatment has become very popular among those who are looking to create a slimmer, more feminine facial appearance. It is also an ideal treatment for those who are wanting relief from the pain and discomfort associated with excessive teeth grinding and clenching, known as bruxism. Clients that suffer from bruxism may notice that they have overdeveloped masseter muscles (chewing muscles). The bulking up of these muscles can make the jawline appear squarer, wider & more masculine.
What to expect from this treatment?
A few days after a jaw slimming treatment, clients may begin to notice visible results in their jawline. Within about ten days, the injected muscle relaxant will take full effect, relaxing and slimming their jawline.
The effects of this treatment can last 3-6 months. Over time, the injected muscle relaxant will wear off, as the muscles regain their strength.
To see if you are an ideal candidate for either of these treatments please book a free consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.
This treatment is available at b clinic James St, Chermside, Coorparoo, Sunnybank, Robina, Mooloolaba and Brisbane city.
Repair & Restore Skin with COSMEDIX TIMELESS PEEL
The Timeless Peel is a combination of encapsulated Vitamin A and Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid for gentle resurfacing. This combination peel greatly enhances the delivery of Vitamin A to increase the skins metabolic rate to kick start renewal.
Stimulates collagen and elastin production and cell turnover to visibly reduce signs of ageing and pigmentation.
*Suitable for all skin types. To ensure best results, skin does need to be prepped prior to treatment.
It is essential to prep your skin by using a CosMedix or other Retinol Serum and AHA products in your home care for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to timeless peel treatment. Micro-flaking can be seen 3 days post peel when Retinol is most active.
Only $150. Normally $180 *For a limited time only
Book your complimentary consultaion now!
Do you have a consistent skincare regime? If the answer is no, don’t worry; you’re definitely not alone. Is this maybe because you’ve had a cosmetic injectable and don’t feel you need to do anything additional, or you aren’t aware of the importance of having a skincare regime? Or do you just simply not have the time to commit to upholding one? Whatever the reason, not everybody makes the time to take care of their skin, but there are definitely more benefits to doing this than there are to not.
Your skin is your largest organ, so making sure it is looked after is extremely important. The truth is that the results following makeup applications or cosmetic injectable treatments are far more rewarding when they work alongside glowing, healthy skin. Your skin is your canvas, so making it a priority to nourish and take care of it on a daily basis is crucial to its health and longevity.
Every person has individualised needs based on their own skin so it is important not to compare yourself to others when trying to find the skincare that’s right for you. The key is to identify the goals you would like to reach with your skincare, and if a certain regime doesn’t end up working for you, don’t be disheartened! External changes including the season and frequent travel, and internal changes such as health, diet, and hormones all affect the health and appearance of your skin. Also, if you are blessed with naturally supple and youthful-looking skin, don’t let it deter you from the benefits that will be reaped from skincare in preventing the signs of premature ageing.
The first thing you need to do is to address your main skin needs. Identify your problem areas, buy skincare products that are made to rectify those specific issues, and add onto them when necessary. This will obviously differ from person to person, but if you are new to this, use the following five-step system as a guide:
- Exfoliate and renew
- Restore and rejuvenate
Also, if you want some skincare range ideas, let us help. We recommend using super clean ingredients that contain botanically based products that feature clinical levels of active ingredients and avoiding those that contain synthetics and skin-irritating chemicals. COSMEDIX is a skincare brand that puts the skin’s delicacy at the forefront by only using the purest ingredients that work to correct some of the most troublesome skin concerns. Our own brand, b skin, is a scientific-based range of skincare that was designed with ease of use in mind. We stock and recommend both of these products not only due to their effectiveness but also because they are free of fragrances, dyes, and parabens, and are completely cruelty-free.
By crafting a skincare routine you will be doing everything necessary to preserve and give life to your skin. Having healthy, radiant skin all comes down to self-care and a consistent skincare regime. Following those five steps we suggested is a great place to start, but if you don’t see any results please take advantage of the free skin analysis consultations that we offer here at b clinic—our friendly skin experts will guide you on your path to creating a personalised skincare routine.
Regular exercise and a good diet are crucial to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We all know this, and most of us live by it. Despite maintaining this, however, we have found that many people still struggle with hard-to-tone areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you relate to this in any way and have been thinking of getting a little bit of extra help, we may have a solution for you: VelaShape III.
VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite and improves skin quality. This procedure treats a variety of areas including the buttocks, thighs, stomach, and hips, and is best known for its contouring capabilities on disproportionate areas of the body—“love handles” and “muffin tops”, for example. Because of its ability to shrink the fat cells, the VelaShape III treatment can create a smoother, more toned appearance in the skin, and target areas of the body that just won’t respond to exercise.
Despite this, it is not a permanent fat reduction technique; once you have reached your ideal results with the VelaShape treatment they can be maintained by keeping healthy and exercising, and ideally with follow up maintenance treatments. Velashape could also be a good option for mothers who want to tone their tummies post-pregnancy—VelaShape may be beneficial as it can boost the collagen and elastin production, and also assist in toning and firming the appearance of the stomach area.
Here at b clinic, we believe that everybody, and every body, is beautiful, and the VelaShape treatments can be considered if you are having trouble crafting the body you’d love through a healthy diet and a consistent exercise regime. We also believe that self-empowerment and self-love are extremely important, so if you are wanting to reduce the appearance of cellulite or need help smoothing out any slack skin then VelaShape III could definitely be beneficial.
We all know how frustrating it is to work so hard for something but not see the results that should’ve appeared from the amount of effort we’ve put in. It’s disheartening and off-putting, especially if we’ve been doing all the right things.
If you lead an active and healthy lifestyle and have found yourself in this situation, book a free consultation with one of our VelaShape experts to see what VelaShape III could potentially do for you.
To book call our friendly b team on 1300558188.
I think the majority of us struggle to figure out our life purpose, especially because it’s not often clear or easy. As for me, I never knew what my calling was, all I knew was that I loved being creative and I had an artistic eye. Despite this, I’ve always thoroughly believed in an active lifestyle, a healthy and balanced diet, and that having a balance in personal, social and professional life are all essential in creating a happy, healthy person.
I also believe that our body, mind and soul are equally as important as each other, and this has ultimately carried into my work—into my own life calling. I’m here to share my story and let you know that even if you haven’t found your calling yet, I can help you to create a happy and healthy you while you’re on your way to finding it.
When I was 19 years old I finished high school and sat my university entrance exam in Sri Lanka so I could then get a scholarship to study architecture. Despite this, my teachers and my mother believed that I could be a doctor if I wanted to be, and that was exactly what happened, so when I got accepted into Medical School I left my architecture degree behind.
Although I was happy to be studying medicine I had a hard time tapping into it because I did not feel satisfied. I was not using my creative skills, and I was yet to discover the creative and aesthetic side of medicine. So I decided to go to the UK to obtain my Medical Registration, and then I made Australia my home in 2008.
Here I completed my internship with General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was doing Orthopaedics. In Western Australia, I had the opportunity to gain experience in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and so on. Then I became a GP and moved to Queensland.
This is when I decided to pursue my career in Aesthetic Medicine. I started with my very first training in Toronto Canada, I did some training in the USA and in London, and then I joined the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and actively participated in training newcomers. I took all of the opportunities I possibly could to satisfy myself professionally, and also to help others be satisfied with themselves.
Through all of these opportunities and experiences, I finally discovered the way in which I could combine creativity and medicine. I carved my own path and followed my own desires and now I’m an extremely passionate, qualified cosmetic physician who believes in preventative medicine and a holistic approach when practicing Aesthetic Medicine.
In Aesthetic Medicine, what we do is identify someone’s natural features and enhance them. As practitioners, we have to address someone’s physical and psychological wellbeing before we even think about operating. If you identify the inner beauty within yourself, we can help you enhance it and bring it forward! If I could give you any words of wisdom it would be this: life is full of gifts and surprises; you just have to know when to accept them.
You can realise the difference we can make by seeing the below examples;
Nothing in this world is better for your health and wellbeing than a big dose of self-care. That’s right, not even a hot bath with candles and a glass of Pinot Noir —although that’s one way to self-care! Before the pre-Christmas madness takes its toll we would like to offer you some helpful tips & encouragement get you started on your self-care journey.
Taking baby steps towards crafting a self-care routine will progressively help you become better at finding out what it is that makes you feel happy and refreshed. It may sound like a lot of work when you consider taking care of your canvas and your health, but you shouldn’t put a price or a limit on your own wellbeing, and you should never let anyone tell you that it’s vain to invest in a consistent beauty and/or health regime. Take care of your skin and your body and your mind in a way that suits you and be ready to reap the many rewards that come along with it.
Also, if you’re a bit short on cash, never fear! The acts of self-love and self-care do not have to come solely, or at all, from your wallet. Drink more water; go on a hike; get to bed earlier; shake your booty to Beyoncé when you hear her; YouTube that guided meditation video you’ve been meaning to but never have—release those endorphins and feel-good hormones in any way you see fit. We promise that it’ll all be worth it when you’re feeling fresh and happy.
We know what you’re thinking, because we’ve thought it before as well: “I’ve heard all of this already, so what makes you think I’m going to listen to you?” Our reply to this is simple: don’t invest in your self-care routine because an article is telling you to, do it for your own happiness, and because you care about “you”. Take charge. Be the director of your life. Forgive the cliché, but if you’re not the one taking control of your own life, there will be nobody else to do it for you. Now go do that facemask!
To book your complimentary consultation with one of our experienced doctors & cosmetic nurse injectors Call 1300588188
You will discover what’s possible for you during your complimentary consultation!
At b clinic we believe that every client is different and the best results are obtained when we work with you to enhance, rejuvenate & maintain your natural beauty. During your consultation, your practitioner will assess your unique facial structure & facial expressions as well as discuss your personal concerns and aesthetic goals. A tailored plan will then be formulated taking into consideration your personality, occupation and lifestyle, as well as any financial considerations, to create an outcome that is uniquely and beautifully ‘you.’
To book your free consultation with one of our Doctors & Nurses please call 1300558188 or book online
Acne outbreaks can be hormonal or lifestyle related and can affect anyone at any age.
And If you’re interested in preventing acne flare-ups and maintaining, acne-free skin you need a long-term plan.
Here are our best dietary tips that can be used in adjunct along with our Carbon Laser Facial treatment and your daily skin care regime for preventing breakouts and promoting a smooth, glowing complexion.
Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects;
Eating a diet rich in fresh salmon and oily fish, (avoid tinned fish) and flaxseed.
- If this is hard to achieve through your diet, you may consider taking a daily dose of a product like Bioceuticals Omega -3 EFA supplement.
Eat less refined vegetable oils like sunflower oil (high in omega-6 fatty acids) and replace with fats high in omega-3 essential fatty acids is shown to be beneficial. Switching to olive oil which is high in antioxidant properties can help. Healthy oils recommended for your skin are Olive oil, Avocado, Almond, Flaxseed, Coconut, Sesame, Walnut & Macadamia oil.
Limit Omega-6 Fatty acids;
Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids (EFAs), and a certain amount is necessary to the human body. However, excessive amounts of these fats can be harmful to people suffering from acne. Excess omega-6 fatty acids can increase inflammation associated with acne-prone skin by producing substances like inflammatory prostaglandins. Avoid fried foods.
Follow Low Carb / Low Sugar / Low Glycaemic Diet with Plenty of Protein;
Carbs that have a high Glycaemic Index (GI) rating are quickly broken down by the body and cause a quick, rise in blood glucose levels, which triggers the pancreas to release large amounts of insulin. Alternatively, low-GI carbs, which take much longer to digest, cause a small, slow rise in the blood glucose and insulin levels. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy, but excess insulin in the bloodstream can lead to a sharp increase in circulating androgen and insulin-like growth factor, which are associated with acne. Most non-starchy vegetables, legumes and fruit have a low GI rating.
Refined carbohydrate-rich foods like potatoes white rice and sugar are rated high on the Glycaemic Index, avoid/limit these. Replace with rye bread or brown rice/quinoa. Replace sugar with Stevia or Xylitol.
Ensure Sufficient Intake of Vitamin A & Vitamin E;
Research suggests that a decrease in vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin E levels is strongly associated with an increase in the severity of acne. The beneficial effects of these two vitamins on acne are believed to result from their ability to affect and reduce the inflammatory aspects of acne.
Vitamin A is also believed to control sebum production that makes skin oily.
Nuts, seeds and avocados provide a source of vitamin E (NB: however, nuts and seeds may cause acne breakouts in some people, try activated nuts as an alternative). Food sources of vitamin A include liver and oily fish. Dark green leafy vegetables, deep yellow or orange vegetables and fruits are all rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.
- Your clinician may also recommend a topical Vitamin A cream, from the b clinic, b skin range Renaissance. this assists with speeding up the skins natural rejuvenation process and improves the skin barrier function.
Limit Dairy & Soy Products;
Research strongly suggests that a high consumption of dairy products can induce or aggravate acne in some people. The impact of dairy on acne is believed to result from the hormones contained in milk. The hormones contained in the milk of a pregnant cow may break into androgens, which can contribute to the severity of acne flare-ups.
Dairy products produce a high insulin response, like white bread.
Also, beware of soy milk, as a dairy replacement, plant estrogens can also play havoc with your hormones.
Eat Chromium Rich Foods;
Regular consumption of foods containing chromium may prevent pimples and acne due to chromium’s ability to stabilize blood sugar levels. Excessive sugar in the blood stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum.
Mild deficiencies in chromium are common in Western countries, where consumption of processed foods is high. Also, physically active people, people who drink lots of coffee or tea, and people who consume high amounts of sugar have a higher risk of being deficient in chromium.
Good dietary sources of chromium include romaine lettuce, onions, tomatoes, whole grains, and potatoes. To get the most health benefits from these foods, combine them with foods high in vitamin C which increases the absorption of chromium.
Include Zinc-Rich Foods in Your Anti-Acne Diet;
Foods that contain zinc are among the best foods for reducing your acne. Research suggests that the mineral zinc may alleviate acne symptoms, especially if a deficiency of this important mineral is present. Some researchers have found that zinc supplementation could be as effective for acne as traditional antibiotics.
The acne fighting properties of zinc are believed to result from its ability to reduce inflammation and to kill bacteria associated with acne. Zinc also plays a role in protein synthesis and in collagen formation, both of which are necessary for maintaining healthy skin. Zinc has been shown to be able to significantly reduce sebum production on the surface of the skin. Zinc is also necessary for converting beta-carotene to vitamin A.
Good sources of zinc include seafood, oysters are a rich source as are oats and pumpkin seeds.
- If you are unsure of adequate daily dietary zinc intake, a product like Bioceuticals Vitamin C & Zinc powder, or Zinc Drops may help to supplement your diet.
Avoid / Limit Excessive Amounts of Salt;
High amounts of iodine in the diet can cause irritation in the pores and cause acne flare-ups in some people. Iodine is an essential trace mineral, but the body needs it only in small amounts. It is not uncommon for people to consume too much iodine. For example, just two to three cups of milk contain the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of iodine for adults (approximately 150 mcg). The iodine content of some fast foods exceeds the recommended daily intake by as much as ten times! Significant dietary sources of iodine include milk, processed / fast foods. Healthier options for iodine include kelp, dulse seaweed flakes, eggs, and organic strawberries.
Eat Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Daily;
Not All Fruit and Veggies are equal when it comes to fructose (fruit sugar) and carbs.
Apples, pears, pineapples and mangoes have a very high fructose content so enjoy but in moderation. Potatoes are high in simple carbohydrates so reduce/limit your intake.
You should aim for a minimum 10 fresh fruit and vegetables serve a day, for optimal vitamin C intake.
- If this is difficult to maintain products like Bioceuticals Ultra C powder is a supplement to promote collagen and elastin production, which is essential to generate new skin and reduce inflammation.
- Your clinician may also recommend Vitality C serum lite from the b clinic b skincare range.
Drink Plenty of Water / Avoid Caffeine & Soft Drinks;
Good hydration will help flush out any toxins and reduce skin breakouts. Aim for minimum 8-10 glasses per day. Coffee messes with your blood sugar levels which can, in turn, cause excess sebum production, interrupt skin cell renewal cycles and trigger inflammation in the body. Alternatively, Green tea is full of polyphenols which is great for your skin.
- b clinic staff believe supplements are never a substitute for regularly eating whole foods with a healthy balance of macronutrients, plenty of antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories. If you believe your diet may be inadequate we do suggest that you seek the guidance of a qualified nutritionist.
- b clinic recommends the following products from our own bespoke skincare range to help manage your acne topically; Fresh Start Cleanser, Vitality C Serum Lite, Renaissance Night Cream, Shield Day Moisturiser.
- We highly recommend switching makeup to a quality therapeutic mineral makeup which will cover blemishes without clogging your pores. b clinic stocks Oxygenetics and Issada Cosmetics.
- June-July Special -Carbon Laser Facial Full face $150 for a Single session. For a limited time only. Available at James St clinic only
For a Free Skin Consult, book in and talk to your b clinic clinician about our clinical acne skin treatments available tailored to your individual skin concerns.
Call 1300558188 or book online.
We’re loving Nutra Organics collagen supplement for an all-out glow.
While we haven’t researched all the collagen supplements on the market (there are too many to count), some of our b clinic staff have started trialling Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty, and we’re so excited about it we wanted to tell you more.
And though supplements are never a substitute for regularly eating whole foods with a healthy balance of macronutrients, plenty of antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories, there are some benefits to collagen in a supplement form.
A few facts about collagen
For those not in the know, your skin is made up of over 75% collagen – and it’s a critical factor in ageing.
But fewer people realise collagen is also essential for gut and digestive health – your personal powerhouse for wellbeing. Studies now show your gut is where your immune system gets its oomph and where over 70% of the happy hormone, serotonin, is made – so it’s important it’s in A1 shape!
Collagen delivers the necessary building blocks to restore and repair your gut lining, keeping your immune system strong and increasing your overall well-being. And, a healthy gut also slows the ageing process!
Collagen starts to degenerate in your mid-20s. Lifestyle and environmental factors can accelerate its loss further, and there’s no easy way to get it back – unless you eat a lot of bones and connective tissue, it’s often not a regular part of your diet.
Collagen supplements can help.
Why we like Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty
Collagen Beauty helps to positively influence skin structures and counteract skin-ageing, improving and smoothing your skin’s appearance from within.
We particularly like it because it contains VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides (or Hydrolysed Collagen) that, unlike a topical cream treats deep where wrinkles are formed, rather than just the surface of your skin. Clinical studies have found VERISOL® peptides the most effective in stimulating cell regrowth.
Nutra Organic’s blend has been specially crafted with vitamin C, zinc and silica to increase collagen absorption and effectiveness. It’s flavourless and odourless, so it’s super easy to mix into your coffee, yoghurt, soup or smoothies. Plus, being 98% protein, low kilojoule, with no sugar or carbohydrates, it contains only the good stuff for your skin (and gut).
What we’ve found.
Those trialling Collagen Beauty at b clinic are reporting that they are starting to see signs of:
- Noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles
- An increase in dermal pro-collagen
- Reduced cellulite
- Significant improvements in skin moisture
- Better gut health.
So, if you feel your skin and gut need to get their glow on, it might be time to give collagen supplements a try.
Remember, everybody is unique. If you’re not currently following a balanced diet or don’t see the results you want from supplements, we recommend working with a qualified nutritionist or dietician. We can all do with a little extra love & support now and then xoxo
Are you making the most of your Natural Beauty?
At b clinic, we are seeing an increase of clients requesting treatments that can create Natural looking results and we couldn’t be happier. Enhancing your existing facial features does not have to you leave you with obvious signs of cosmetic enhancement nor does it mean that you have to alter or change your appearance. In fact, subtle cosmetic enhancing treatments should make you look and feel like a fresher more youthful & beautiful version of you.
Our New b enhanced injectable pack is the perfect and more affordable way to prevent, restore & enhance your appearance. At our everyday low price of $1150, you will Save $270, our b enhanced injectable pack consists of 2 areas of muscle relaxant & 2 mls of dermal filler. This treatment is suitable for all ages & genders, however, during your consultation, your practitioner will assess your unique facial structure & facial expressions as well as discuss your personal concerns and aesthetic goals at that stage they will be able to advise you if this is the right cosmetic injectable pack for you.
Cosmetic facial enhancement treatments are available at all b clinic locations. Book in for a Free consultation with one of our experienced Doctors and Registered Nurses to see what’s possible for you!
Call 1300558188 or Book Online
Enhance what you’ve got xoxo
Do you feel not a day over 25, but when you look in the morning mirror, it’s a whole different story?
If those tell-tale fine lines, expression marks and forehead creases that are starting to take hold – and if no amount of slathering on over-the-counter anti-ageing facial creams seem to be stemming the tide of Mother Time. It may be time to start contemplating a muscle relaxant treatment.
Over the last 10 years, we have seen a major increase in the popularity of muscle relaxant treatments with all ages and sexes, as they’re a quick way to get a smoother, more youthful appearance.
But are muscle relaxant treatments safe & is it the right treatment for you?
They’ve come a long way, baby.
Once upon a time, mention using a muscle relaxant to treat facial wrinkles and you’d be inundated with well-meaning friends warning you of the side effects.
Most people worry about developing a face-frozen, expressionless look. But times have changed, and today’s treatments have advanced considerably.
Choosing an experienced cosmetic injector is vital. They’re trained to target specific muscles so you can achieve the exact look you want without looking peculiar.
b clinic’s doctors and practitioners are fully trained in the latest muscle relaxant techniques. Better still, we’ve been helping our clients target a wide range of skin concerns with injectables for over 20 years, so we know how to find a treatment that will work for your unique needs.
In fact, today’s treatments can profoundly and naturally reduce your wrinkles – whether you have crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases or all of the above (for a full list of what can you can have treated, click here).
Muscle relaxants are also a very safe and effective way to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) for underarms, feet or palms.
How to choose the right practitioner.
At your initial consultation, talk to your practitioner openly about what you want and what you don’t want. They can examine your facial expressions to create a customised plan for you that includes the correct amount of product needed to create the result you desire.
Also, it’s a good idea to choose a practitioner or clinic who charges by the area targeted rather than the amount of muscle relaxant units used.
Why? Because using less muscle relaxant doesn’t always equal a more natural result. You want your practitioner to use precisely the amount that treats your area of concern optimally. Otherwise, you can be left with unusual forehead lines, uneven eyebrows or worse “Dr Spock” brows.
Other things you need to know.
- Results may vary. Every person is different, but your muscle relaxant treatment will typically last between 2 and 6 months.
- Look for that tell-tale twitch. To maintain your smooth results and prevent further wrinkles forming, schedule a visit to your practitioner when you start to see unwanted muscle movement – e.g. when your forehead lines start creasing again.
- Remember, some wrinkles give you character. If you want a natural look, remember that some wrinkles make your expressions uniquely yours. You want to soften lines and wrinkles without making your face look like a mask.
- Top-ups should be free. If you find your targeted wrinkles are still visible a week after your initial treatment, book in for a review and ask whether you might need a muscle relaxant top up treatment to get the final result you want. b clinic offers complimentary reviews and the top-up treatments for free.
- New and nursing mums steer clear. It’s best not to have muscle relaxant treatment if you’re expecting or a new mum.
Target facial lines and wrinkles today…
Book a complimentary muscle relaxant treatment consultation online or call 1300 558 188 now.
If your interested in improving the appearance & health of your skin than here is a skin treatment that will precisely do that and a lot more…..
A Jessner peel is one of the most effective peels that is designed to remove the superficial layers of the skin. It can treat skin conditions that are caused by sun exposure, genetics or ageing.
This superficial to medium depth peel (depending on layers applied) is perfect for most skins and can be tailored to suit even the most sensitive of skin types.
It contains a combination of Salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol / we also have modified versions for sensitive skin types.
Great peel for treating:
• Oily Skin & Enlarged Pores
• Congestion Skin
• Sun Damage & Thickened Skin
• Pigmentation & Melasma
A Jessner peel will also work great for skin that is looking dull & lifeless, as it can reveal fresher & more youthful, healthier-looking skin.
We usually recommend a course of 4 – 6 peels, with a treatment every 2 – 4 weeks. This, of course, is dependent on peel strength, peel layers, skin type, skin condition and your desired outcome.
To see if your a suitable candidate for a Jessner Peel we offer complimentary consultations with our qualified skin nurses.
Call 1300558188 to Book Your Skin Treatment Appointment.
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Have your self a healthy little Christmas:
Our 5 tips for enjoying all the festivities without damaging your skin.
There’s a good reason they call it the silly season! December is often a wondrous riot of social gatherings, parties, family get-togethers, cocktails and rich foods.
On the flip side, the countdown to the holidays means you’re often struggling to get things done in time and as a result, you’re probably burning the candle at both ends
HOW TO HELP YOUR SKIN SURVIVE THE SILLY SEASON
1.Set your limit and stick to it. We’re not saying you can’t have a glass of wine or two with your friends and family. Rather, the message here is to remain honest with yourself about how it affects your skin, appearance, health and mood As a diuretic, alcohol dehydrates your body – and that means dehydrated skin as well as a hangover. Alcohol also dilates your blood vessels, which is why your face gets that puffy look. As the final kicker, while your liver frantically processes the alcohol, it also diverts essential oxygen and nutrients away from your skin.
Ways to combat: Set a limit of 2 glasses of your favourite tipple, and for every glass, drink 2 full glasses of water. Next morning, use a soothing moisturiser like b skin’s Mellow Peptide Cream with peptides, botanicals and hyaluronic acid to plump up, lock in moisture and reduce inflammation
2.Get plenty of shut-eye. Burning the midnight oil, partying hard and waking up hungover is a sure-fire way to make your skin feel lacklustre. We know it’s hard to leave the party early, but getting enough sleep is absolutely crucial for your skin’s health, helping to replenish and regenerate it for vital, radiant looking skin.
When you’re lacking sleep, it shows on your face. Think dark circles (caused by capillaries leaking iron and blood cells into your under-eye area), more visible wrinkles (because your facial muscles are tired and contracted – turn that frown upside down!) and dull skin.
Ways to combat: The first rule of thumb if you absolutely can’t avoid staying out too late too many times is to sleep in as much as possible or make time for an afternoon power nap (or three). If that’s not possible, exfoliate first thing in the morning to renew your skin – b skin’s Velvet Smooth Serum is a gentle formula that contains Hydroxy acids for smoother, clearer and more supple skin. Follow up with Vitality C serum to combat those dark circles or try our Rescue Eye Serum to reduce any puffiness or fine lines.
3. Have a long, cool drink of water. Then have another. We’ve already mentioned water in relation to drinking alcohol, but it really bears mentioning again. To keep your skin looking refreshed, radiant and plump whatever the party season throws at it, water is your friend.
Ways to combat: If you find it hard to drink enough water every day, here are some of our top tips:
- Set an alert on your phone to remind you or download an app that does the job for you
- Freeze your water bottle overnight – because you’re more likely to drink colder water
- Use a straw – research shows we drink more using a straw.
4. Eat right. Christmas is traditionally accompanied by rich foods, salty snacks and sweet treats. Sugar is the worst offender – it creates a chemical reaction in your body that compromises your collagen (for thinner, slacker skin texture and more wrinkles) and your circulation (causing skin that’s dull and sallow).
Ways to combat: Moderation is key. It’s probably not possible to forgo sugary treats altogether this Christmas, but less is more – at least where your skin is concerned. One or two days of indulgence won’t hurt you, but any more and sugar overload can take its toll (remember, there’s a lot of sugar in alcohol, too). If you’ve overdone it, try slathering on a moisturiser or mask containing vitamin C, retinol and antioxidants to help protect and rebuild your collagen stores.
5. Stay active. All of this lack of sleep, dehydration and overindulging will probably make you feel lethargic, irritable and lacking motivation. But it’s important to stay active, even if it’s less than you’d normally do during the year. Even gentle exercise increases blood flow, helps nourish skin cells and makes your skin look brighter and smoother.
Ways to combat: There’s lots of ways to get your exercise in without even realising for a stroll after Christmas with friends and loved ones, swim some leisurely laps on a hot day (with the added bonus of getting some natural vitamin D), or leave the car at home, shop till you drop then carry your gifts with you on the bus. If you want to get a bit more active without hitting the gym, try a vigorous game of backyard cricket or beach volleyball, clean up the house and garden (ready for guests) at full pelt, or dance your heart out to a fast beat.
On behalf of b clinic, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy 2018! Be well!
Having lovely, smooth, blemish-free skin makes you feel more beautiful and confident. But beautiful skin doesn’t just stop at your chin, especially with warmer weather on the way!
Give your décolletage some extra love this month with our special skin treatment package designed to make you want to wear the hottest plunging necklines this summer.
Most women seem to think skincare stops at the neck. But there’s raft of great reasons why this isn’t so.
- Your décolletage will probably show the signs of ageing first. The skin there is very fragile and produces less oil, so sun damage shows up faster than our faces. And because it’s the part of our body that is often most exposed to UV rays, forgetting to cleanse, moisturise and apply SPF protection every day just compounds ageing problems further.
- Chest crinkles are a thing. Also, if you’re a side sleeper, you might be seeing some tell-tale chest crinkles appearing. Curling up on your side to sleep can cause noticeable sagging that increases as you get older. Who knew?
- Your décolletage has special needs. Have you noticed your décolletage tends to flush more regularly? That’s because it’s got a high histamine response. Choosing fragrance-free products is therefore vital to enhance elasticity and reduce deep lines. So, if you’re serious about décolletage treatments, always choose skincare specifically formulated for your chest.
- Change is inevitable. As we age, gravity, UV damage and skin stress mean a loss of your décolletage’s skins support structure. Further loss of collagen leads to sagging and visible horizontal rings around the neck, a crepey texture and creases, as well as visible skin discolouration.But there are ways you can target your décolletage area with treatments designed to rejuvenate, smooth and de-wrinkle.
Just in time for the summer sun, our November Full Déc package aims to create more youthful, beautiful skin around your chest and cleavage, preventing and treating the visible signs of ageing in this delicate area.
Over two treatments – Picosure laser or IPL (depending on your skin type) and Beauty Booster – we’ll target:
- Sun damage
- Unwanted freckles
- Wrinkles and lines (including sleeping crinkles)
- Broken capillaries and redness.
Treatment 1: At your first treatment, your b clinic practitioner will assess your skin type and condition and choose either PicoSure Laser or IPL to rejuvenate the décolletage area.
- PicoSure with focus lens array and Revlite lasers gently and effectively target unwanted pigmentation and skin discolourations while increasing elastin and collagen production. You’ll see an improvement in overall skin quality and your skin will appear rejuvenated, pigmentation-free, smoother and suppler.
- IPL (Intense Pulse Light) uses high-intensity light to address skin imperfections. It can promote and increase collagen formation, improving overall skin quality and texture. It’s great for spider veins, port wine stains and rosacea, as well as pigmentation and freckles.
Treatment 2: After 2-4 weeks, you’ll come back for your second décolletage session, a Beauty Booster 1ml treatment.
- Beauty Booster Treatments have a plumping effect on your skin, improving its elasticity, texture and hydration. They make your skin glow with healthy vitality. Your skin will have a better colour, be less creased, better hydrated and be more supple.
BONUS: We’ll also throw in an amazing skinvigor8 pad. Valued at $43, it’s designed to prevent and repair chest wrinkles while you sleep! Simply pop it on at night to banish décolletage lines by the time you wake.
Please note, while it’s likely you’ll see immediate results for all of these treatments in just one session, multiple skin treatments may be required to achieve optimal results.
Boost your décolletage skin’s beauty today.
Book a Full Déc Package now.
Every woman wants to look wonderful on her wedding day but, to strike the perfect pose for those pictures that will last a lifetime, it pays to prepare early.
Here are our tips for putting your best face forward, whether you’ve got 2 or 12 months before you walk down the aisle.
12 months out.
- Get camera perfect. Create the very best version of you for a great wedding album – use the latest Dermal Fillers to contour your facial features. It’s easy to enhance your natural look by making subtle changes to your jawline, chin or cheeks. Try this 12 months out to make sure you get the optimal effect.
- Stop wigging out. Adrenal fatigue caused by too much stress can impact your appearance as well as your health. If you’re run off your feet trying to get everything done, get into the habit of writing down a daily to-do list and tick things off as you go along to make you feel calmer and on track. Exercise is perfect for reducing stress and it doesn’t matter what kind you do. Go for a quick walk around the block or work up a sweat at the gym – you’ll be amazed how much better you feel.
- Say a few ‘oms.’ Taking the time to quiet your mind by meditating for 15-20 minutes each day does wonders for your state of mind and your inner glow during the busy lead up to your big day. These days it’s easier than ever to get into the habit with guided meditations from beginners to gurus available in your favourite app store.
- Super healthy skin. Boost the health of your skin with a range of treatments with no downtime needed – or book 3-4 treatments ahead of your wedding day for best effect. Banish breakouts, minimise pores hydrate and smooth your face, neck and décolletage with our Carbon Laser Facial. Get a peel to refresh and revive your skin or try our Beauty Booster to leave your skin feeling and looking gorgeous. Check out our Full Dec Special coming this November – it’s a great way to kick-start a new, beautiful you.
- Moisturise from within. Dehydrated skin is ultra ageing. It makes your skin dull and encourages make-up to congregate in your wrinkles and pores, leaving you looking cracked and lacklustre. Do your skin a favour – start your hydration regime from within by drinking 8 glasses of water a day (more during summer and exercise). Sleep dehydrates, so remember to cleanse your body as soon as you wake up with 2 glasses before coffee, then another 2 before lunch. Add a good squeeze of half a lemon and a pinch of mineral salt for extra cleansing benefits.
8 weeks out.
- Smooth out your frown lines. It’s time to get serious about lines so your bridal make-up won’t show them up. If you have deep, permanent lines, think about getting a Dermal Filler Treatment 5-6 weeks out before your wedding day or a muscle relaxant treatment to smooth out your skin and make you look younger.
- Banish redness. You can reduce unwanted pigment, skin discolouration and redness while simultaneously boosting your collagen with IPL &/or Laser Treatments. The best thing is that both feature minimum downtime, so you can have a treatment closer to your big day.
- Most importantly, have fun. Choose activities and treatments you enjoy – the key to a blissful lead up to your wedding is to pamper yourself. Try a range of different things such as Infrared Sauna, Float Tank or Cryotherapy sessions to encourage a healthy mind and body.
24 hours out.
- Get some serious shut-eye. Nothing beats a good sleep for making you look fresh and well-rested. Take the time to get 8-10 hours of sleep the night before – we promise you’ll feel ready to take on the world.
Start prepping your best face now.
Get a free wedding beauty consultation with our friendly team. Call x today.
This popular treatment is also known as …..
China Doll Laser Facial
Black Doll Laser Facial
Charcoal Black Doll Facial
Suitable for men, women of all ages and all skin types.
Benefits of Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation for Anti-Ageing
Lessen premature signs of ageing
Improves skin integrity and radiance
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Increased skin tone and texture
Stimulates collagen growth
Reduces large unsightly pores
Reduction in oily skin or
Beneficial for exfoliating dry skin
Yellow/brown pigmentation patches fade or disappear
Scar shrinkage ( must be young scars of smaller diameter)
Benefits of Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation for Acne
Clear pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
Reduces risk of acne scars, reduces acne and post discolouration
Eliminates the need to extract comedones
Simultaneously targets P. Acne bacteria and shrinks the sebaceous gland
Reduces sebum and gland size up to 30%
Reduces the size of cysts, papules and acne nodules
Safe and effective for ALL types of Acne
Carbon has the ability to absorb oil and contaminants from deep within the pores. When the laser is passed over the treatment area it targets and destroys the carbon particles, taking any absorbed material with it.
As the carbon is targeted by the laser, it blasts away dead skin cells, blackheads and effectively exfoliates the skin. The result is softer, radiant skin with reduced pore size and a more even skin tone.
Carbon peels also target the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, which in turn produces firmer, plumper skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin feeling tighter and glowing.
Acne and Oil Destroying:
The heat produced by carbon peels has 2 additional benefits. It reduces the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for acne, allowing for better management of pimples and outbreaks, and it also shrinks sebaceous glands (oil producing glands), resulting in less oil production, and therefore reducing congestion building up in the pores. Treatments can be performed on any part of the body, including the back and chest.
As with all skin treatments, carbon peels should be supplemented by a good skin-care routine, and daily use of a high-spectrum sunscreen. Noticeable results can be experienced after a single treatment, but for maximum long-term results, we recommend regular treatments.
How does the treatment feel?
It has been described as feeling warm or prickly, but not painful. It assists in leaving the skin looking clear and glowing. A minor ‘sonic’ pulse sound is heard as the carbon particles are targeted by the laser and the light energy is absorbed by the carbon particles.
Is there any downtime?
The procedure is non-invasive and clients can return to normal activities straight after treatment. Clients will need to ensure that they use an SPF 50+ and avoid harsh exfoliants and other abrasive or invasive skin treatments.
The skin can appear slightly red after treatment but that usually disappears within a few hours.
The longevity of the effects from the treatment is determined by the skin condition, skin type and your lifestyle.
Check out the Carbon Laser Facial Treatment in progress….
How does the treatment works?
When performing the laser treatment, a layer of carbon paste is applied on the entire face and
allowed to dry over a period of 15 minutes. Then, the laser is used to heat and cause an implosion of the carbon particles. The laser light is absorbed by the carbon paste focusing the laser energy on the epidermis. As the laser moves across the skin, the carbon paste is gently vacuumed up, exfoliating the skin and removing any debris in pores. The treatment minimises pore sizes and the thermal effect of the laser beam stimulates collagen renewal. The treatment is comfortable and only a minor sensation similar to pins and needles is felt.
How many treatments are required?
To achieve optimal results 4-6 treatments are recommended.
Treatments are spaced 2- 4 week apart. A minimum of 2 weeks after dermal filler or muscle relaxant treatments.
What is the cost for a full face treatment?
$180 per treatment Including complimentary consultation
Available at our James St clinic.
To book your treatment call 1300558188
The art of beautiful brows with Feather Touch eyebrow tattooing.
Thanks to the Kardashians and Cara Delevigne’s gorgeously thick brows, everyone is talking about how to get the perfect ‘fleek’ (i.e. when your brows are groomed, filled and shaped with a perfectly flicked point).
If you’ve kept up with the conversation, you’ll probably well-versed with Feather Touch Tattoo technique. Using a blade each fine micro hair stroke is hand-drawn whilst adding ink into the small incisions, even the most brow challenged can have natural looking, luxurious, and perfectly fleek brows in next to no time!
We asked our Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, Holly (owner & founder of cosmetic tattoo design) just why this new beauty service is proving so popular with all ages from 18 up.
b clinic: Beautiful natural looking brows can transform and define facial features how do you create this for your clients?
Holly: When deciding on the client’s eyebrow shape there are several factors I need to take into consideration
– Client’s preferences
– Face Shape & bone structure
– Hair colour & skin tone
– Symmetry or lack thereof
I tailor the brows to suit the individual & to enhance their features.
bc: We’ve noticed that feather touch cosmetic tattoo treatments can actually make our clients look younger. How is this achieved?
Holly: Thin sparse brows can be very ageing. Lifting the tails & adding an arch opens up the eyes giving a fresher appearance.
bc: People’s perception of cosmetic tattooing is changing why do you think that is?
Holly: The techniques & materials have come so far in the last 5-7 years, gone are the days of the old permanent block brows! I think people are seeing the beautiful natural results that are being achieved these days in comparison to the past.
bc: Which cosmetic tattoo services do you specialise in? And do you have a particular favourite?
I specialise in subtle & natural cosmetic tattoo treatments. Enhancing my client’s features & helping them look & feel their best is what I love most about my job. Whether it be eyebrows, eyeliner or lip tattooing I can help you with natural lasting results.
bc: What is the difference between ombre & feather touch brow techniques? And are the results lasting?
Holly: Feather touch brows are created using a manual tool. Lots of fine micro strokes are created to mimic brow hair leaving a natural result.
Ombre brows are created using a machine. The brows are lighter at the fronts & gradually go darker for the perfect ombre fade. The edges are kept soft & once healed will give a powdered in look. This style is perfect for any clients wanting a little more fullness & definition.
I recommend a colour boost every 12-18 months to keep your brows looking fresh. Some clients may require more frequent colour boosts it depends on skin type & lifestyle.
bc: We know you recommend a re-touch treatment at 6- 8 weeks after the initial treatment. Is the re-touch treatment absolutely essential?
Holly: Yes, the retouch appointment is very important whether a big or small adjustment is needed. I tweak any sections where the colour may not have taken & will adjust shape/colour where needed.
bc: And finally, what would you recommend if someone has had a less than satisfying result following a recent a cosmetic tattoo treatment? Can anything be done to correct a bad result?
Holly: Correcting previous cosmetic tattooing can be a challenge & the results cannot be guaranteed. I would recommend having a complimentary tattoo removal consultation with one of our b clinic skin consultants. I feel that laser is the best option as that way we can start fresh & your end result won’t be compromised.
Want to know more about cosmetic tattooing?
Holly provides a thorough consultation and will create a tailored solution to compliment and enhance your appearance.
For more information & prices click here or call our friendly staff on 1300558188. To see more of Holly’s work click here
Cut and colour, mani, pedis to brow sculpts; spray tans to wrinkle treatments and the list could go on and on.
I have recently paused long enough to question why my beauty regime list so long, is it all really necessary and who am I doing this all for?
Is it for me or is it for them? Them being – everyone I know outside of myself, and all of those who I am yet to know.
I have to be perfectly honest; it’s for me and… a little for them. I like to look my best no matter what my age and another truth confession, I like being pampered.
When it comes to dealing with the signs of ageing, my intention has always been to erase the past, look fresh in the present and preserve for the future. And, of course, look as natural as possible, while making it look completely effortless.
Perhaps having needles in my face isn’t the most pampering of all treatments but I can’t deny that I love my smooth appearance that follows an injectable procedure.
I’ll never forget the line from the character Samantha from the TV series Sex and the City when she says, “Now Botox, that you can count on”. As soon as I heard it, I thought she’s so right, injectable treatments have worked a treat to help me look fresh, even when I am struggling to juggle my hectic schedule of kids, work and newly dating.
Although sometimes it’s a matter of priority and some beauty treatments do not seem as critically needed as other times. Perhaps that’s just how my mind works or maybe that’s how my budget dictates.
It’s interesting though when my budget hasn’t allowed for me to participate in my normal “beauty treatments with benefits” my inner guru (plus my new self-help book) has taught me that feeling good is indeed an inside job. And as I am growing (not ageing – just evolving) I have slowly, but not entirely, stopped relying on conditions outside of myself – (my appearance being a major one, but not confined to that alone) to dictate how I feel about myself.
I have also experienced the free beauty and health benefits of creating good feelings – in spite of what is going on in my life. It continually surprises me that when I am focused on feeling good I tend to receive more compliments from others, even total strangers seem to look at me more. Perhaps that’s due to the big smile I am confidently wearing.
However, I do remind myself although I can enjoy and readily accept compliments, I don’t need to rely on them to make me feel good, as that is just another conditional trap.
I’d like to thank you for reading my rant and I would like to leave you with some key takeaways to consider:
- Don’t let your appearance have the biggest impact for the way you feel about yourself or your life.
- Feeling good definitely can assist you looking more beautiful and add to you feeling more confident, which allows you to seek new opportunities when they present themselves and when your feeling good about yourself, they will definitely come.
- If your budget allows for it, then definitely seek out any beauty treatment that will compliment you feeling good and it may just assist you being the best version of yourself on the outside.
- Just remember you are already great, beautiful, talented, loved and lovable… just the way you are, our outside appearance is just icing on the cake – (you’re the cake, not the icing).
Just feel and you will be… Love Miss b xoxo
Check out my fav go- to skin treatment –Picosure Laser Skin rejuvenation treatment
If Kylie Jenner’s post lip filler look is making you wonder how good your pout would be a little plumper, softer and more sensual, there’s a few things you should know.
Dermal fillers can certainly improve your smile and freshen your look, but it’s important to understand that one size never fits all – what works for Kylie might seem completely out of place on your face.
So, the first rule of getting a lip treatment is that you should always please yourself – because not everyone will agree with your changed look.
Whether you want big luscious lips or something a little more subtle and natural looking, here’s our ten-point guide to getting a great result:
1. Don’t shoot for the stars. Yes, Kylie and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s pouts are really in right now. But does that mean you should follow their example? Our practitioners will start
by asking what kind of look you’re after then give you advice about how you can achieve your dream lips based on your what’s best suited for your face.
It’s important to understand that you’re unlikely to get your desired effect in just one treatment – it’s best to increase the size of your lips gradually over 2-3 treatments to create a longer lasting, more natural effect with fewer complications.
2. Plan ahead Most people experience some swelling and possibly bruising after lip augmentation – this is completely normal and can take between 24-48 hours to settle down.
So if you’ve got a big event or special occasion coming up, it’s probably best to make your appointment 2 or 3 weeks before so you can look your stunning best and avoid any negative opinions by others.
3. Cruising for no bruising. Prevention is always better than cure. To avoid bruising, around ten days before your procedure you should avoid blood thinners like painkillers, fish oil and Vitamin E, which promote bruising and bleeding.
Having said that, you might not bruise at all. But if you do, it should fade after five to seven days. The good news is, using Hirudoid Cream or Arnica ointment (or tablets) can also help speed up or avoid the bruising process.
4.How to avoid the ugly and painful. Any trauma to your lips can trigger a cold sore, so if you’re prone to these, make sure you take preventative medication two days before the procedure.
5.What happens when you stop having lip augmentation treatments or the product wears off? Never fear, your skin will return to its natural, pre-treatment state. If you decide against further injections, it will be just as it was before augmentation – so if you had a wrinkle before your treatment, it’ll be there again when the product wears off.
And the treatment won’t cause any more wrinkles than you already had, so that’s good news. In fact, some products stimulate new collagen growth, which may lead to long-lasting improvements in your skin’s volume, even after the injected dermal filler has been absorbed by your body.
6.Don’t like the effect? Reverse it. Dermal fillers have come a long way – and most treatments are reversible. In fact, almost all of the injectable products we use at b clinic are non-permanent – and that’s just the way we like it. Even if you love the results of your treatment, your face changes as you age and we’ll need to reassess your treatment strategy, as a result to keep you looking naturally good.
Remember, your body will naturally break down and absorb the filler over time; so all treatments are ultimately reversible. But if you want a quick reversal, we can inject you with an ‘antidote’ immediately – no harm, no foul.
7.Should I? Shouldn’t I? If you’re not sure, you don’t have to go for a full lip enhancement. Many of our clients are opting for our lip refresher treatment – it’s less obvious but still, a very effective way to treat the signs of ageing in your lip area.
8.Bigger ain’t always better. Large lips don’t suit every face – it’s just a fact of life. And, let’s face it, it’d be boring if we all looked exactly the same. We’ll help you work with your own distinctively beautiful facial features so even smaller lips look sexy.
9.How to make smaller, thinner lips sexier. Enhancing your cupid’s bow with highlighter then kicking up the corners of your lips can give you an instant lip lift. If you need to, use a lip pencil to add extra volume to your lip body – but keep it subtle and remember to blend, blend, blend!
10.Big gains without big pain – what to expect. Hate pain? So do we! Lip filler injections are minimally invasive and over in just minutes. By using a very thin needle, even sensitive areas like the lips can experience minimal to no discomfort.
b clinic lip fillers are blended with a local anaesthetic to cut down on injection pain, plus we can apply a topical anaesthetic to numb your skin. If you’re really pain sensitive, your b clinic practitioner might also give you a local anaesthetic injection before your treatment. This significantly reduces the amount of discomfort you’ll experience during your lip augmentation.
After a treatment, the local anaesthetic will probably make your lips feel numb for about 20 minutes. You can cut down this time by moving your mouth regularly to make the anaesthetic wear off more quickly. Afterwards, it’s normal to have tender lips for a day or two.
Ready to transform your pout? Book a b clinic consultation now by booking online or calling 1300558188
At b clinic, we understand that looking & feeling terrific helps you be at your best, giving you the confidence to make the most of each and every day!
Just a decade ago, if you wanted to make a positive change to enhance your appearance, you’d have to work really hard – either through rigorous dieting, exercise or submitting to often painful, invasive operations that sometimes achieved less than satisfactory results.
Thankfully, today’s new beauty treatments give you the power to make instant, long-lasting and satisfying changes to your appearance in less than 30 minutes – you can literally change your life and the way you look in your lunch break or the time it takes to order and drink a cup of coffee!
Here’s our three most popular treatments to try for great results in under half an hour. Start the clock…
Life Changing Treatment #1: Cheek enhancement.
If you’re feeling less than thrilled with your cheeks these days, dermal fillers are your saving grace. Injected into your cheeks to improve volume, increase definition and make them look fuller or less saggy, this treatment has become more popular lately with celebrities everywhere admitting to having it done.
Cheek enhancement subtly improves your cheek profile, making you look just like yourself, only more beautiful. It’s ideal for creating glamorous cheekbone definition and youthful contours whatever your age.
As you age, your cheeks become hollow as the fat pad beneath the cheek area begins to fall. This safe, quick procedure achieves instantly visible results, making you look and feel better by lifting and restoring volume to the middle of your face, enhancing hydration and ironing out superficial lines and wrinkles.
Better still, you can have it done in your lunch break and go straight back to your normal daily activities a new you! (But be careful not to exercise or overheat for a couple of days). You’ll feel more confident in your appearance instantly.
What to expect: Your practitioner ask you what you want to achieve and examine your facial features. If you’re a suitable candidate for cheek enhancement, they’ll then create an individual treatment plan designed to achieve the best possible results. Discover more.
Life Changing Treatment #2: Tear trough treatment.
If people are constantly asking you whether you feel OK or if you’ve had enough sleep, it’s probably a good bet you suffer from under eye hollowing.
Some people are just born with less fat in the depressions running from the nose to under-eye area but age also takes its toll. Because the skin there is quite thin, it shows the signs of ageing sooner than elsewhere on your face, creating sagging, bagging and darkening under your eyes that makes you look older and more tired than you really are.
Once upon a time, if you suffered from tear troughs (particularly those caused by genetics), you were stuck with them. You could try to hide them by layering on concealer and makeup but ultimately they’d still show through. Now dermal fillers have transformed your options, making you look instantly refreshed and more youthful in 30 minutes or less with absolutely no downtime.
What to expect: Your b clinic practitioner will inject dermal filler above your eye socket bone then massage it into the fatty tissues underneath your eye, filling up the depression under the skin. Your tear troughs will appear immediately plumped and dark circles will be reduced. Discover more.
Life Changing Treatment #3: Petit Lady vaginal rejuvenation.
Giving birth and the ageing process can have lasting physical effects on your body and your self-confidence, including the vaginal canal. Two of the most common complaints are lifelong stress incontinence and vaginal laxity. Luckily, there’s now something you can do about both problems that’s non-invasive and takes around 30 minutes.
A safe treatment with minimal discomfort or downtime, if you suffer from incontinence and laxity it could totally transform your life. You’ll notice great improvements after just one treatment, including an improvement in your sex life, more confidence in the bedroom and the ability to exercise without worrying about bladder leakage.
What to expect: You will likely see and feel results after the very first treatment. Women have reported a renewed sense of confidence, happiness and a greater satisfaction in both their sexual life and life in general. For long lasting results, we recommend 3 treatments. Discover more.
Take the first step to a more confident you today. Book a 30-minute or less treatment that might just change your life now.
If being able to look fresh & fabulous at the drop of a hat is what you want, we’re here to help!
Here at b clinic, our team’s fond of saying we want you to “be camera ready all year round.”
Just as we don’t subscribe to fad diets or exercising your heart out just before beach season or a special occasion. The best bods and beauty routines aren’t last minute – they take consistency, dedication and a desire to be healthy every week of the year.
Actually, we’re seeing current health trends catch up with this idea at the moment, with clients committing to long term health plans to keep them looking good permanently – not just for summer.
And the extra confidence that comes with a healthy body is also spurring an acknowledgement that you need to keep up appearances more regularly, too – more clients are booking routine makeovers and treatments throughout the year.
Fresh. Youthful. Revitalised.
We all want to be the very best versions of ourselves. But the real key to looking great whatever your age is simple: take some time to look after yourself and your skin on a daily basis.
Active skincare is a great way to keep your skin smooth and rejuvenated. Our own b skin range is designed to make a remarkable difference to your skin’s condition – even slowing down the visible effects of ageing.
Don’t leave beauty to the last minute
Once upon a time, we’d see clients coming in just a month (or a few days!) before their special event expecting a miracle that would leave them looking wonderful.
What they didn’t realise is that snap bingeing on a huge cosmetic treatment at the last minute ends up costing far more in the long run and the effects may not last as long (or worse, make it more obvious you’ve had something done).
It’s much better to tweak your appearance a little each time throughout the year than place all your bets on a big, expensive treatment that may not achieve the effect you were after.
For instance, treatments that can boost your look without any obvious signs you’ve had a treatment include:
- Beauty boosters. Improve your skin’s glow and elasticity by boosting hydration to make you look firmer and more youthful.
- Muscle relaxants. Don’t look older than you feel – these treatments can relax, soften and erase wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown and forehead lines without going under the knife.
- Picosure skin rejuvenation – More like a results-driven facial, this rejuvenating treatment effectively treats pigmentation, age spots and other skin discolourations while also boosting collagen for a soft, glowing appearance.
- Microdermabrasion and light peels. Shed dead skin cells to give your skin an all over softer, smoother luminosity.
And the best thing about each of these treatments? There’s very little downtime, so you can get on with looking your beautiful best right away.
Ask our team how you can look & feel fresh all year round. Speak to us on 1300558188.
The latest technology for vaginal rejuvenation – the Action II “Petit Lady” – offers new hope for women experiencing decreased sexual gratification, stress urinary incontinence and a range of other gynecological conditions.
These conditions can really interfere with your life, emotionally, physically, and mentally – but now you don’t have to consider invasive surgery – in as little as one 30 minute session (we recommend 3 sessions for lasting results) – you can experience significant benefits.
- Pre and postmenopausal women who may be experiencing dryness, pain during sex, atrophy, incontinence and other problems that affect their life.
- Women who want to restore sensation, skin elasticity and appearance of the labia.
Our clients also say Petit Lady has helped:
- Experience more sensation and lubrication, less dryness and pain. Clients report they feel they don’t need to try hard to grip or do pelvic floor exercises to satisfy themselves or their partners.
- Feel more confident, happy and satisfied. Clients say they have a greater sense of well-being and youthfulness.
- Feel more empowered to live a full life in and out of the bedroom. No more embarrassing worries about bladder leakage when you sneeze, cough, or exercise. No more avoiding sex because it hurts or feels unpleasurable.
But don’t just take our word for it!
We spoke to three women – Katrina (42), Margaret (50) and Sue (49) – who’ve recently completed this groundbreaking treatment to see how it went for them.
Q: What made you decide to get a Petit Lady Laser treatment?
Katrina: With two children over 14 years and since their birth, I’ve always felt I’d like to have a tighter, more sensitive vagina.
Margaret: I was actually looking on the web to find help with my pelvic floor muscles and came across the treatment. I had just begun getting mild incontinence and wanted to halt it in its tracks mostly because I had recently started a new relationship. For the same reason, the promise of tightening and improved sensation also appealed immensely to me.
Sue: I’d recently had a bad bout of bronchitis – every time I coughed, I’d experience incontinence. I thought it would go away with the bronchitis but it didn’t. It was great to know I didn’t have to have surgery to fix it. I was also intrigued by the promise of an improved sex life and outer appearance.
Q. How was your experience at b clinic?
K: The staff is so friendly and informative, it made the decision and treatment so much easier. The female doctor made me feel very relaxed – actually, it’s a bit like a pap smear, there’s no pain and no downtime at all.
M: It was super quick – just 30 minutes – and I was so well looked after. I felt comfortable and confident about what was happening at all times – I’m even looking forward to my second treatment and the new benefits it will bring.
S: I have to say I was made to feel comfortable immediately, so any anxieties vanished. Everything was explained to me step-by-step so I knew exactly what to expect.
Q. How has the treatment changed your life?
K: I’m now through 2 of the 3 recommended treatments and I’m ecstatic with the results! I’m already experiencing heightened sexual gratification, no pain during sex, better bladder control overnight and I feel so much more confidence about my vagina’s appearance.
M: I experienced improvement in just 24 hours. All my incontinence symptoms have completely disappeared, which is a great relief. And I’m also a lot more confident being intimate – in fact, I’m experiencing a very satisfying difference in this area!
S: I was pretty apprehensive to begin with! But since the first treatment I haven’t had any more incontinence so I’m incredibly happy with the results. Plus my husband and I have noticed a big difference in our sex life.
Q. What would you say to women wondering whether to try Petit Lady Laser Treatment?
K: Do it! Don’t wait! It’s quick and easy and you’ll start to feel results after the very first treatment.
S: I’d happily recommend Petit Lady to anyone suffering similar issues to me.
M: I wholeheartedly recommend this treatment to any beautiful lady!!
Book a complimentary consultation with one of our female doctors to discuss a Petit Lady Laser treatment today Call 1300558188
Time flies, doesn’t it? It doesn’t seem that long ago you were celebrating the 2015 Melbourne Cup racing season – and now here you are, turning your attention once again to matching those fiendishly feathery fascinators to your favourite frock.
The key to stunning the crowd at race celebrations is to keep everything looking elegantly simple. And that means you shouldn’t leave all your primping to the last moment – all that perfection takes time, ladies! So here’s our top 5 beauty tips to check off your list:
- Go Highbrow. Nothing beats a perfectly arched brow to set off your outfit. Book in for a brow sculpting session well in advance, so you can give your brow artist time to work her magic. But if your brows are less than stellar, there’s new hope on the horizon. Feather Touch Brow tattooing helps even those seriously challenged in the brow department can have natural looking, luxurious, and perfectly fleek brows that no one will be able to guess aren’t your own.
- Smooth and Erase. For flawless selfies, target those wrinkles now with one of our muscle relaxant treatments. Non-invasive and non-surgical, it’s the ideal way to look younger without going under the knife. Unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines disappear, leaving your skin silky smooth and the perfect base for an all-day foundation.
- Details Count. Don’t overlook your manicure and pedicure – you don’t want to come to the party dressed to the nines and then realise your nails are chipped and forlorn.
- Book a manicure the day before or the morning of the big event. Race day etiquette suggests no super long talons – think a ladylike medium length with square/round tips. Choose a shade that compliments your outfit, or if in doubt, a pretty pastel pink works well with everything. If you’re feeling bold, fire red makes a serious statement.
- Get Your Glow On. Give your skin a flattering glow with an all over spray tan a few days before the big day. But don’t go overboard – this is not the venue for dark, heavy fake tans! Remember, the look is Melbourne springtime, so those ladies haven’t seen the sun for very long!
- Colour Pops. Complete your race day look with a brand new luxury lipstick in a bold colour – experts predict we’ll be seeing a lot of strong pinks and fuchsias this spring carnival. But it’s all to do with your dress – choose a shade to match or complement what you’re wearing. Don’t forget to prep your lip, because longevity matters when you’re sipping champagne under the marquee. Use a hydrating lip balm, outline your lip with a pencil and don’t forget to follow up your lipstick with a touch of mineral gloss shine. Try Australian-made Issada Cosmetics for a full range of treatment and mineral lipsticks to pamper your pout. And don’t forget to pop your lippy in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.
Just remember the best accessory at the races is feeling confident in how your look – just choose the perfect balance of demure and bold statement and you’ll be on to a winner!
Speak to us about how we can help you can get picture perfect for this year’s racing carnival today Call 1300558188.