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Note from satisfied client

Kim Harycki : September 15, 2015 12:16 am : Blog

Hi Beth,
I would like to say Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!
 
For years now it has been drummed into me over and over again that I should moisturise my face. For years and years now my face has looked like an oil slick, so bad that I used to have to carry tissues around with me and continually dab my face because of the constant shine. I was always embarrassed by the way my skin looked.
 
About 6 months ago I found Beth. I made an appointment for a Microdermabrasion. At my first appointment Beth explained to me because of my skin type I should not use Moisturiser… what how can this be??? for years I have been told that I need this, I must use Moisturiser.
 
“Trust me” said Beth just try it. I was worried that I would end up with very dry cracked skin (because I need moisturiser I have been lead to believe), It sounds funny but I was anxious about stopping my routine, for years I have been  adding the moisture every morning and evening. But I did it and very quickly started to notice that yes indeed my skin does not need the moisturiser!! How amazing!
 
To my astonishment 6 months later without using any moisturiser my skin has never looked better!!! Goodbye to dabbing my face constantly. My face has not turned into a dried up prune(as I thought it would). At 44yrs old it was strange to change what I had been doing for years, but I persevered and love the results.
I am saving so much money on not having to buy a product that I didn’t need in the first place and my skin is benefiting from Beth’s advice.
 
I realise this does not apply to everybody but for people with my skin type it definitely is true and I am so very, very grateful firstly in finding Beth and secondly for her wonderful advice.
 
Thank you Beth
From, Ariana

Contact us to book a free consultation with Beth to discuss simplifying your beauty routine.

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The Naughty 40s

Kim Harycki : September 9, 2015 11:22 pm : Blog

We’re older and wiser and we’ve had adventures and fun.

By the time you reach 40 you may feel that you finally have an effective skin care routine. You’ve had years and years to practice right? Take note – the hormonal changes that occur in your 40s will require some simple adjustments to ensure you cruise through the decade with a youthful glow. Hormonal changes are common at this age and wreak havoc in your skin due to the decline in estrogen. Hormones directly affect the function of key cells in the skin, such as fibroblasts (which produces collagen, elastin and keratinocytes that aid in skin protection). Confusing I know!

While hormonal changes may be gradual, many women may notice an increase in lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth. Brown spots may also start to occur and by your mid 40s there may be an increase in facial hair. As if we don’t have enough to deal with, the peri-menopausal years may also trigger skin growths on the face and body that start as small, rough bumps which can thicken over time becoming impossible to hide with makeup.

This all seems daunting right? Don’t worry, follow these tips to ensure you that your skin stays clear and healthy.

Regular cleansing – is an essential step to care for skin at 40. It is necessary to wash your face twice a day, in the morning when you wake and at night before bed, to remove the natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands and prevent make-up residues accumulating in the face.

Use sunscreen – it is essential now that your skin begins to suffer the ravages of dryness. Protect your face with a sunscreen to prevent UV from damaging your dermis or developing blemishes. Unprotected exposure to the sun’s harmful rays is a major cause of premature ageing.

Manage excess oils with exfoliation – excess oils can occur in the face during this decade. Try a medical microdermabrasion treatment to remove contaminant residues that accumulate in the pores. Regular exfoliation with a suitable product may also help to maintain healthy skin. This is a surefire way to achieve a smooth and radiant complexion.

Schedule regular skin care treatments – At 40 dark spots and extra facial fuzz can start appear. Consider Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments to rid you of these unwanted “extras”.

Contact us on 0417 792 446 for a free consultation to discuss the best skin care regime to suit your needs.

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BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C IN YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE

Jodianne Chapman : May 19, 2014 11:42 am : Blog

Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin and strengthening your immune system, among other benefits. Apart from the natural aging process, other factors such as exposure to UV light, cigarette smoke and pollutants contribute to the signs of aging. Combining foods rich in Vitamin C (such as citrus fruits, capsicum, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes), with a good skin care routine that includes a Vitamin C serum will help combat the aging process.

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How to manage oily skin

Karis Bouher : December 4, 2013 3:21 am : Lifestyle, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin, Skin, Sun Protection

As the weather is getting hotter, our skin goes through a lot of changes. And if you have naturally oily skin you’ll really dread the hot, humid weather.

As many of you know, oils produced by your body help to keep your skin healthy, but sometimes there is just a little bit too much and it can lead to pimples and acne flare-ups. Like many skin conditions, there can be many reasons. Aside from the above reasons, sometimes this increased oil production is caused by your skin regime, medications, stress, and sometimes it is hereditary.  We recommend talking to our skin specialist to get a full understanding.

 

So where do we start?

oily skinYou’ll need a gentle cleanser because harsh soaps will dry out your skin and cause an increase of oil production (they will be working overtime).  We recommend cleansing both morning and night with warm water (yep, temperature affects skin too), but avoid using washcloths or puffs as they can stimulate production. oil even more! Sounds like a fine line. The ingredient you should be looking for in a good cleansers is Alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs).

The next step in your regimen is moisturising! Please don’t avoid moisturisers! Not using a moisturiser will dry out your skin and cause those pores to produce more oil. We recommend oil-free products, particularly gels. Don’t feel you have to put the same amount of moisturiser all over your skin, put slightly less on those extra oily parts.

What about sun screen?
We definitely believe sunscreen is a must use because sun damage will cause you many problems. Stick with oil-free products like sunscreen gels so you’re getting the sun protection you need.
Oily skin doesn’t have to be a burden, just ensure your daily regimen is specific to your skin, not what the television or your friends tell you works for them. We offer consultations in the clinic, so don’t be stranger!
Beth xx
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NEW SERVICE: Skin needling at AAA Skin Solutions

Karis Bouher : October 3, 2013 2:56 am : Acne, Anti-aging, Pigmentation, Skin, Skin Needling, Wrinkles

Goodbye bad skin!

Our newest service offering is Skin Needling! We’re very excited about this because it is only very new in Australia and your favourite celebrities in Hollywood use it to get rid of their skin flaws. Sessions at AAA Skin Solutions are only $148.00.

Here is a little about skin needling:

before and after skin needlingWhat are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

What areas of the body can I treat?
Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

What does it Feel Like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.before-after-2

When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.

 

If you have any questions about skin needling don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Beth xx

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