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
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Winter is the perfect time to reclaim your body confidence.
Treat cellulite, improve skin tone, tighten skin, shape and slim your body – it’s all possible with this award-winning, non-invasive treatment, VelaShape III.
What causes cellulite? Fat cells interact with our skin and form dimples known as cellulite. From genetic and hormonal influences to smoking and poor circulation, a number of factors can worsen the appearance of cellulite.
The VelaShape III combines infrared,bi-polar radio frequency and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue which results in fat shrinkage and skin tightening which can reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling.
Check out our lovely clients achieving their body goals.
VelaShape III is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problems areas’.
This result is following 2 VelaShape III treatments, 2 weeks apart. However, 3-4 treatments are usually recommended to achieve an optimal result.
So far our client’s treatment result shows a localised reduction in volume and an overall improvement in skin structure, firmness and texture.
Individual results do vary and to achieve optimal results, a minimum of 3-6 treatments are usually recommended.
Ask us how you can prepare your body for Summer. Book your free consultation today call 1300558188.
Treatments are available at our Sunnybank clinic.
Majority of the time stretch marks are unavoidable. As they develop from a rapid change in body shape, for an example during:
•Pregnancy •Puberty •Growth Spurts and Weight Gain.
In fact stretch marks, loose skin are completely normal postpartum. There is nothing wrong with them. However, we understand that they can be a cause of great concern and distress for many people. And we do respect the choice that some of our clients have made to treat them and we are very grateful that we can assist them through the process.
When to treat & how do we treat them?
The earlier we treat them the better as older stretch marks (white in colour) are more difficult to treat.
Our New eTwo Sublative Radiofrequency skin treatment system is effective at treating the deep tissue layer (dermis) of the skin, where it can produce a significant increase in both collagen and elastin with minimal disruption to the epidermis (top layer of skin).
The eTwo Sublative is a new category of fractional skin treatments that uses bi-polar radio frequency and infrared light to tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
Penetrating into the dermis, the energies stimulate new collagen and elastin production to help reduce the appearance of not only stretch marks but wrinkles, acne scars and more.
It is safe and effective in treating all skin types and the following conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne Scars
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin texture caused by sun damage
- Skin discolouration & superficial pigmentation
eTwo Sublative Treatment Benefits:
Increases skin brightness, firmness, smoothness, and wrinkle & scar reduction.
How we treat loose (skin laxity) on the body.
The VelaShape III technology combines infrared,bi-polar radio frequency and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue which results in a localised reduction in volume, skin laxity and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
The Bipolar Radio Frequency penetrates and heats deeper tissue, breaking down and reducing fat whilst stimulating new collagen for skin tightening.
Most clients can feel and see a noticeable change in the texture of their skin in the weeks following their initial treatment. To achieve optimal results we often recommend 3-6 treatments.
Real Results…We greatly appreciate our client Julie, for sharing her personal story…
“After having my daughter nearly 10 years ago my stomach has always been an area I have struggled to get back to how I felt comfortable and confident. I’ve been actively going to the gym for a few years now but still could never manage to get results I was seeking. Since having a treatment of VelaShape lll and Sublative I have seen a dramatic change in my stomach and it has been life changing for my confidence and how I feel in my skin I couldn’t be happier”.
Julie’s treatment breakdown:
1x eTwo Sublative Radiofrequency treatment to treat stretch marks and tighten the skin.
1 month later…
1x VelaShape 3 treatment to treat stubborn fat pockets, reduce circumference & stimulate collagen and elastin (skin tightening).
The After photo was taken 5 weeks post-VelaShape III treatment.
VeleShape 3 Treatments available at our Sunnybank clinic & eTwo Treatments are available only at our James St clinic.
We offer complimentary consultations on both the Velashape lll and eTwo Sublative treatments.
To book your Free Consultation Call 1300588188.
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.
It feels like there’s a new fad cosmetic procedure being thrown at us every week, and this information overload can be extremely overwhelming—especially to those who are new to the world of cosmetic treatments. Figuring out which treatment to choose and, more importantly, which will give you the most natural and the most effective long-term results, is the trickiest part of the entire process. Well, don’t stress about it anymore; we here at b clinic have done the hard work for you as we pride ourselves on bringing our clients only the most efficient and effective procedures.
We give to you: the eTwo multi-platform system. The eTwo multi-platform system offers two treatments: the Sublative treatment (skin rejuvenation and resurfacing) and the Sublime treatment (skin tightening and contouring). Both of these procedures stimulate a natural response within the deep layers of the skin, and it’s the natural response that these treatments initiate that makes the eTwo system so effective in combatting a range of different skin conditions and imperfections. It’s also this natural response that has made the eTwo multi-platform system so in-demand.
The Sublative treatment is a procedure that is used to reduce the intensity of mild wrinkles and skin discolouration, and improve the smoothness and elasticity in the texture of the skin. Basically, the applicator delivers fractured bipolar radio frequency into the deep layers of the skin, which then initiates a strong healing response and ultimately encourages the growth of healthy new collagen and skin cells. Because of the deliberate reduction in superficial skin imperfections, improvements in tone and texture will most likely be noticed when the skin is healed. Also, if you didn’t think it could get any better, think again: this treatment is effective on all skin types, and can treat acne scarring as well!
Unlike the Sublative Treatment that typically requires 2-7 days of downtime (depending on the strength of the treatment) the other half of the eTwo system, the Sublime treatment, involves virtually none; this is a non-invasive procedure so most clients leave with only slight pinkness. Because this procedure heats the deep layers of the skin, shrinking old collagen fibres and stimulating the growth of new collagen, the Sublime treatment is ideal for the long-term improvement of fine lines and wrinkles—it improves the texture, firmness and quality of the skin, the complexion is smoothened out and evened, and sagginess of the face and neck can also be effectively combatted.
As with any skin procedure, the number of treatments required to achieve the desired outcome and the downtime to heal post-treatment differs for each individual. The price range for the respective Sublative and Sublime treatments differs also: the Full Face Sublative treatment costs $450, whereas the price for a single Sublime treatment starts from $290. Although each treatment offers their own key benefits, the two can be used simultaneously as well as in combination with other treatments, including Microdermabrasion and IPL.
To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for either or both of these treatments, please book a free consultation with one of our skin experts. Book online or Call 1300558188
One of the most rewarding aspects of operating for twenty years has been establishing long-term relationships with clients and growing with them as our methods and practices have grown as well. If you’ve been following b clinic for a while you’ll know we pride ourselves on helping our clients, old and new, look and feel fresher by restoring their unique and youthful appearance, not by changing their natural facial features completely.
One way in which we achieve this is by rejuvenating certain areas of the face using dermal fillers. This may sound daunting, but we promise that it’s not! The most common feedback we hear from our facial rejuvenation clients is that they are constantly receiving compliments from their friends (and even they’re unsuspecting partners) and that they “never seem to age”. This is obviously the perfect result for the client, but it’s also ideal for the practitioner; the subtlety of the cosmetic help means a job extremely well done.
More men and women in their early thirties have begun to seek minor facial rejuvenation treatments as this age bracket is generally the one in which subtle changes begin to appear: the nasolabial folds may be become more pronounced and the under eye area may not look as youthful as it once did. Sometimes our clients don’t even notice these changes as they occur, putting them down to stress and exhaustion rather than recognising them as normal signs of ageing.
The art of creating beautiful, natural results relies on three important factors. The first is listening to
The second is accurate assessment of the clients’ existing facial structure. Our b clinic practitioners are experts at this. Not only is this to track and understand what losses or changes have taken place to the underlying facial structure, but also to observe the individual clients’ natural facial expressions. This is extremely important in ensuring that the dermal filler placement is exact, as the product injected must not alter or interfere with the natural facial expressions.
And lastly: the use of the safest and most advanced techniques. This is vital in preventing short-term and long-term complications and also in avoiding damage to the underlying structures of the face, such as the facial expression muscles. At b clinic, our passion is to achieve beautiful and satisfying results for each of our clients, working with them to attain their desired outcomes. We want to empower the men and women that seek out our services and support them in feeling confident in their appearance at whatever age and point of life they are at. It’s why we do what we do.
If you’d like to know more about facial rejuvenation, please don’t hesitate to book a complimentary consultation with one of our very own experts.
Free consultations are available at all six of our b clinic locations: Robina, Sunnybank, Coorparoo, Fortitude Valley, Chermside, and Mooloolaba.
Here we have a before and after comparison of a facial rejuvenation treatment using dermal fillers. The treatment was performed by Dr Lee using cannula technique and 2ml of dermal filler. Notice that no changes have been made to the clients’ facial structure, though she looks brighter and more awake after the dermal fillers were injected. The injections were made into the tear trough (the under-eye) and the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth). Even though the utmost care is taken when performing each procedure, every individual is different, and the results may vary.
The silly season has rolled around again—like us out of Grandma’s house after Christmas lunch. As wonderful as this time of over-eating and excessive alcohol consumption and mandatory toleration of the in-laws can be, busyness and stress are both almost certainly inevitable, and can appear not only internally but externally as well. If this jolly time already has you and your skin feeling dehydrated and worn out, don’t panic; we are here to help you manage your stress levels, boost your skin glow and have you feeling ready for everything the festive season has to offer.
We know that you will most likely be over-indulging in the coming weeks—because honestly, who won’t be?—but just make sure you let your body rejuvenate so you can make the most of this wonderful time of the year. Continue on as normal with your exercise routine, or if you don’t have one, consider going for morning walks or doing some gentle laps at the local pool. At the very least, just ensure that some “me-time” is a priority. By not completely throwing out your existing health routine you will be helping yourself, both physically and mentally, with the extra stress that may be put onto your body and your mind during the holidays.
You should also make an effort to keep yourself hydrated—it may sound simple, but we all need a reminder. We’ve all been guilty of forgetting to keep hydrated when we are on the go (or when we’ve had one too many Christmas cocktails). When you’re dehydrated, your skin is too, and this can leave your complexion looking dull and tired. Add some slices of fresh lemon to your glass of water to flush out the toxins, kick start your digestive system and rehydrate the body.
Another easy way to boost your skin’s health from the inside out is to add a collagen supplement to your favourite smoothie or to your glass of lemon water. If you don’t know where to start with this, worry not—we’ve done the hard work for you! We recommend Intrametica Collagen Ultimate+. This scientifically formulated inner beauty collagen powder is designed for long-term use, and will actively improve the texture and clarity of your skin by supporting cell-renewal and tissue quality. It also helps to maintain clear and healthy skin and to also protect against further damage.
If glowing, radiant skin is on your Christmas wish-list this year, our suggested treatment is the Carbon Laser Facial. This gentle laser treatment can instantly improve your skin’s tone and texture, creating a clearer, smoother more glowing complexion.
A muscle relaxant treatment is also a very effective treatment
Also, if you’d like to get your hands on some of the Collagen Ultimate+, you can pick some up from our James Street or Sunnybank clinics.
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
Here at b clinic we are committed to assisting each client, whether male or female, to prevent and undo the signs of ageing. If we’ve realised anything over the past eighteen years it’s that no two of our clients have ever been the same—each have their own individual wants, needs, and desired outcomes. Something that every single one of our valued clients has had in common, though, is their shared wish to feel fresh every day by crafting a canvas that is glowing from the inside out. Skin radiance is a massive factor contributing to this feeling of freshness, and we have many treatments that can help this on its way.
Regardless of whether you know the in’s and out’s of this industry, or have never walked through the door of a cosmetic clinic, there are treatments that suit anybody and any lifestyle. If you’re a busy bee and need something that requires little to no downtime, we recommend our IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment or our Carbon Laser Facial. IPL Skin Rejuvenation uses gentle pulses of optimised light to treat unwanted pigment and facial redness, which can occur as we age. Our Carbon Laser Facial, on the other hand, penetrates the pores and helps reduce blackheads and acne, and can simultaneously reduce oily skin and improve skin texture.
If you are willing to dedicate the time to receive multiple treatments of a combination of laser technologies, our cosmetic practitioners are more than happy to design a treatment plan that will align with your own individual skin concerns and goals. Our Action II Fractional Laser, Revlite Laser, and Picosure Laser procedures all assist in treating unwanted skin discolouration, sun damaged skin, lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and lost skin elasticity. Dermal fillers can also help to restore lost volume, and will ultimately leave you with an undetectable rejuvenated appearance.
If you think that any of these treatments would increase your own feeling of freshness, please do not hesitate to book a free consultation with one of our expert cosmetic doctors or nurses today. Our range of treatments here at b clinic leave our clients feeling fresh when they walk out our doors, and taking baby steps in order to begin and maintain a happier, healthier lifestyle will add to this feeling. We will be giving you the tools to do just that in our next blog post, so stay tuned!
Did you know that over time, muscle relaxants can ‘train’ your facial muscles not to move excessively thereby giving you long-term benefits?
With ongoing muscle relaxant treatments your facial muscles – especially the ones that cause those unwanted lines – remain relaxed and lose their ‘strength’, significantly reducing their ability to cause wrinkle-producing expressions.
This is true for all muscle relaxant treatments but our clients find this especially beneficial for their frown and forehead lines.
This after video was taken 4 days following her muscle relaxant treatment. You can already see less movement The full end result will be visible on the 7th day post treatment. #frownlines #horizontallines #naturalresults #drlee#musclerelaxant #ageingslowly
At 21, this beautiful babe had begun noticing her makeup was starting to settle in the creases of her frown & forehead lines. #preventioniskey This after video was taken 4 days following her muscle relaxant treatment. You can already see less movement 🙌🏼 The full end result will be visible on the 7th day post treatment. #frownlines #horizontallines #naturalresults #drlee #musclerelaxant #ageingslowly #makeup #jamesst @bellebybeauty #beauty
Posted by B Clinic on Monday, 30 July 2018
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
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.
Jessner Peel Now Only $99. Sale Ends 31/1/18
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.
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Today, b clinic is going undercover. In accordance with guidelines established by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, we cannot mention by name the specific products we use at our medical cosmetic clinic in Brisbane.
But what’s in a name, anyway? It’s the results that count.
So in this post, our favourite dermal fillers are all going incognito so we can tell you about them without revealing their true identity. (Mum’s the word!)
b clinic Presents The Best Dermal Filler to Treat Extended Smile Lines
Were you hoping to find the name of a cure-all dermal filler in this section? You won’t. The fact of the matter is that there is no single best dermal filler we can recommend to treat lines around the mouth.
Each patient’s physiology and circumstance is unique. At b clinic, we strive to tailor a solution to smile lines that is just as unique. Our skin experts are trained and experienced in the art and science cosmetic injectables. They work with our patients to identify which of the wide range of dermal fillers will be best at providing optimal results.
Here are three dermal fillers we use to treat smile lines and “marionette mouth” at b clinic in Brisbane…
Smile Line Solution #1 – A Veteran Dermal Filler & Collagen Producer
Since the dawn of time, we’ve been hunting for a way to iron out the lines that age etches on our faces. One piece of the facial rejuvenation puzzle was solved in 2011 when Scientific American magazine reported on a study published in the Archives of Dermatology:
“We found that in addition to filling up space, these injections induce robust production of collagen, thought to give rise to the smooth contour of the skin,” – Frank Wang, clinical research fellow in the dermatology department at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and co-author of the study.
The phrase “these injections” refers to a brand of useful dermal fillers that we continue to use today at b clinic today. Why? It’s because collagen is a protein that keeps skin firm and supple, but dwindles with age and sun exposure, causing sagging and wrinkling.
Collagen is key to fresh, youthful skin, and these filler injections stimulate collagen production.
The No-Allergy-Test Dermal Filler for Treating Smile Lines
The cosmetic medicine industry is always evolving. One step in that evolution was the development of a cosmetic filler comprised of microspheres of a substance that is naturally produced in our bodies, making allergic reactions unlikely. Easy to absorb, it plumps the skin and diminishes age lines around the mouth.
The b clinic skin experts have found additional benefits to this specific dermal filler for nasolabial lines. It stimulates natural collagen growth, causing new tissue development for up to two years.
Now Available: The New Filler on the Block
A new family of dermal fillers is now available here in Australia. The formulation cross-links HA (hyaluronic acid) with BBDE (butanediol diglycidy esther). The skin experts at b clinic are especially impressed by this product line’s versatility:
- Smooths away wrinkles and folds at the mouth
- Volumises lips
- Softens and reduces lines around the eyes
- Restores volume and contour to cheeks
Our clients like the fact that although the treatment is fast (15-30 minutes on average), the benefits are slow to diminish. Sometimes, depending on the treatment area, the benefits can last as long as 12 months.