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What Are the Benefits of LED Light Therapy on the Skin?

 

Discover How You Can Enhance Your Appearance With LEDs

What is LED Light Therapy?

LED light therapy is one of the easiest, fastest ways to achieve mild to moderate skin enhancement in the face. The procedure uses carefully placed lights across your face to treat a variety of skin conditions, like rosacea and uneven skin texture. Sometimes billed as PDT (Photo Dynamic Therapy), LED therapy uses Light Emitting Diodes that transmit electromagnetic waves at varying wavelengths to penetrate your face at a cellular level.

 

What Does LED Light Therapy Correct?

Almost everyone falls victim to the inevitable signs of aging that can develop in our skin and throughout our features. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and acne scars are common ailments that plague men and women of all ages, even those with nearly flawless skin! Thanks to medical technology and developments of cosmetic surgery, high-end skincare techniques are readily available across Australia. LED light therapy benefits include an alternative to more invasive techniques like fillers or liquid facelifts, plus it is completely non-surgical!

At Refine Cosmetic Clinic, we strive to stay on top of the latest in surgical and non-surgical therapy for patients looking to rejuvenate their appearance. Benefits of LED light therapy include:

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  • Provides brighter skin tone and texture
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimises rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema
  • Hydrates and moisturise dehydrated skin
  • Rejuvenates skin that is dull or lacklustre
  • Reduces pore size
  • Regulates natural oil production in the skin
  • Calms irritated, inflamed, and reddened skin
  • Helps control puffy, saggy skin
  • Treats sunburn
  • Helps to reduce stress and hormones that cause anxiety

 

How Does LED Light Improve Your Appearance?

When science meets beauty and cosmetic care, magical things can occur! LED light therapy benefits allow the products to penetrate deep into the subcutaneous tissue on a cellular level, stimulating energy within the mitochondria and promoting the production of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which helps cells regenerate faster. In turn, this causes blood to circulate, and collagen and elastin growth to occur. Ultimately, new, fresh cells take the place of damaged, uneven skin, leaving patients with a refreshed appearance after treatment.

Plus, the exposure to LED lights is absolutely safe and can be applied to any skin type. The products we use at Refine Cosmetic Clinic are 100% safe and have been approved by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a cosmetic enhancement treatment.

The benefits of LED light therapy are revered by celebrities all over the world. It is an excellent option to achieve glowing skin and quickly relieve the skin of any visible blemishes while promoting healthy cell growth over time. The light has no negative effects on the skin, and you don’t even need protective eyewear when receiving treatments!

 

Types of LED Light

As no type of skin care issue is uniquely identical, there should be a variety of services available to treat different issues. One of the benefits of LED light therapy is the ability to use different coloured lights to achieve varying levels of penetration in the subcutaneous tissue.

For example, blue LED light, which is the most common treatment option among patients who wish to treat acne-related issues. Blue LED light therapy benefits patients who struggle with these blemishes, as it can kill the bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes that can cause unsightly pimples and breakouts. It can help to quell inflammation, puffiness and similar mild to moderate acne symptoms.

Yellow LED light, on the other hand, can stimulate deeper tissues within the skin. Yellow LED light therapy benefits men and women who want to soften fine lines, correct skin tone and improve texture across their skin, neck or chest. It can also help to promote wound healing!

 

Try LED Light Therapy Today

In Sydney, LED Light therapy is becoming increasingly popular among patients who want to incorporate innovative treatments into their regular skin enhancement regimen or want a quick glow-up without getting stuck by needles. LED light therapy benefits patients in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney who wish to avoid invasive surgical techniques and still achieve noticeable results in as little as 20 minutes. Contact Refine Clinic today at (02) 8599 7161 to learn more about the benefits of Sydney LED light treatments at our facility in Bondi Junction!

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Cheap Breast Implants – Are They Really Worth It?

Breast augmentation is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Women everywhere have used breast implants to help them achieve the figure of their dreams and correct issues associated with weight fluctuations, aging or pregnancy and childbirth. Many patients report feeling more feminine, sexier and more confident after undergoing breast implant surgery. It can be an incredible tool to help women boost their self-confidence and rejuvenate their appearance and silhouette.

 

For many women, however, breast augmentation surgery may seem out of reach due to the idea that it is expensive or may not be for those who are not wealthy or celebrities. Because of this, many Australians go searching for cheap breast implants in hopes of obtaining the body they desire without incurring debt or exuberant surgery costs.

The trouble is, cheap breast implants in Australia may mean an increased risk of complications with your surgery and recovery, and improper placement of your implants. Additionally, you may be dealing with an unlicensed surgeon or someone who is inexperienced in performing the type of surgery you need. With ever-increasing popularity forming behind this procedure, many unreputable sources are trying to make money off unsuspecting clients by offering surgical procedures that they have little to no experience performing.

 

Why You Should Avoid Cheap Plastic Surgery in Australia

As with any surgery, there are risks involved with the procedure. Infection is the biggest risk with any type of open wound, but that increases nearly tenfold when unsterilised equipment or facilities are in play. This is just one example of the type of risk that can be present when receiving plastic surgery from a cheap or non-licensed surgeon.

Other risks of cheap breast implants in Australia include: avoid risks cheap breast implants bondi junction

  • Capsular Contracture. This is one of the greatest risks that patients may experience with breast implant surgery. This problem occurs when the tissue capsule around the implant begins to firm or harden, and it may result in the implant being squeezed.
  • Pain in the breast. While some mild discomfort is expected after surgery, extreme or persistent pain after the first few weeks can be a bad sign. This may be caused by poor quality materials or improper technique.
  • Loss of sensation. Changes in the breast or nipple sensation are common after surgery, but they typically regain some feeling. Complete loss of sensation may be an indication of sloppy or rushed incisions or surgical technique.
  • Rupture of the implant. A rupture, which can be a tear or a hole, in the implant’s outer shell can cause the material inside to leak out. This can happen for a few reasons, including dangerous insertion methods, overhandling of the implant or overfilling the implant.

 

Implant complications are also a greater possibility with cheap breast implants, as the material of the implant may be lower quality than you would find at a top-rated cosmetic surgeon or reputable plastic surgery facility.

 

Cheap Plastic Surgery in Other Countries

We often hear horror stories of men and women who wanted to save some money so they travelled to a cheaper country to receive plastic surgery. Finding a reputable doctor can be difficult, as the high influx of patients searching for cheap implants beckons swindlers and con-artists to offer less than satisfactory materials and facilities to perform the operation. Additionally, having your plastic surgeon overseas in a country like Thailand or Malaysia can pose language difficulties, not to mention the distance if a complication arises post-op. You may end up paying more finding a doctor to fix it, or travelling back and forth to your overseas surgeon.

Finding affordable, reputable plastic surgeons in Sydney is important! Look for a high-end plastic surgery facility offering breast implants that use legitimate brands, materials and delicate surgical techniques tailored to your body’s unique shape.

 

Substandard Materials and What That Means For Your Body

The costs involved in plastic surgery are often higher than less invasive cosmetic enhancements like fillers or facials, because you are also paying for the integrity of the materials and the experience of your surgeon. Cheap breast implants in Sydney can mean the doctor or facility is cutting costs elsewhere. Issues involving substandard implant fillings, like silicone, have been reported in the past, and some women have received corrective surgery to replace or repair the damage caused by the implant.

If your doctor tells you he is using high-grade medical-standard implant materials and instead uses a lower quality or defective filler or shell, this could cause the implant to be at a higher risk of rupture. When an implant ruptures, your breast tissue is exposed to the material inside, and if this material is subpar or faulty, this could mean dangerous side effects for you.

 

High-Quality Plastic Surgery in Sydney

If you are looking for a high-quality plastic surgeon with experience in performing breast implant surgery on women in the Sydney area, look no further than Refine Cosmetic Clinic in Bondi Junction. Our resident cosmetic surgeon and head physician, Dr Ron Paul Bezic has performed countless breast implant surgery, and is the current President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). If you reside in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, including North Sydney, Double Bay, Bondi, or the surrounding areas, contact us today at (02) 8599 7161 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr Bezic.

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Don’t sweat it, forget it!

Is your confidence compromised by constant and excessive sweating? Anxious about performing the simplest of tasks for the fear of embarrassing sweat stains?

Don’t sweat it, forget it. Excessive sweating, or Hyperhidrosis, can be embarrassing but also easily resolved. The solution is simple – anti-wrinkle injections. While we understand some have reservations about needles, here at Refine Clinic our clinicians take the most refined approach to making you as comfortable as possible.

While 3% of Australians suffer from Hyperhidrosis, there are more recent confirmation that many that affected by hyperhidrosis do not seek medical advice and solutions. This excessive sweating is usually noticed in conditions and stimulants other than heat which can become a detriment to confidence and self-esteem.

Most people affected with hyperhidrosis find that there is a heightened level of anxiety when it comes to performing regular work activities, and the symptoms greatly impact their work and business development. There can be also be a growing frustration and fear undertaking the most simplest of daily activities.

Anti-wrinkle injections are an approved treatment for hyperhidrosis as it relaxes the muscles around the sweat glads, essentially freezing them in place. Refine Clinic is offering a Xmas miracle to those struggling with this social anxiety inducing condition – allowing you to shine confidence in the face of the entire family over the holiday period.

Sweating is a very natural occurrence, there are many catalysts for hyperhidrosis including diabetes, menopause, infection, nerve and heart problems.

General sweating can happen frequently in everyone especially in warm weather or when performing physical activity, sometimes being more noticeable in certain people than others. This excessive sweating does not need to be a part of your anxious conscience. While there are obviously different intestines of sweating, with injectable treatments you no longer have to sweat it. Perform activities, that would usually leave you drenched, dry as a bone.

For a limited time only, treat your excessive sweating for just $1,200 – T&Cs apply.

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Achieving skin health with ZO

ZO skin health offers a multitude of dermatologist approved products that help a variety of skin concerns.

 

Through applying a protective layer to the skin that helps negate the chronological ageing of skin by promoting cellular function and restoration. The properties emulated in these products not only target the typical signs of ageing however are used as a holistic approach to many skin concerns – for the purpose of today, Rosecea.

 

Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease that can cause severe redness and emotional distress.

 

Signs and stages of Rosacea:

  1. Facial flushing
  2. Redness and inflammation of the skin/the accumulation of fluid underneath the skin/itchy and redness in the eyes
  3. Skin lesions and acne
  4. Redness and bumpy skin

 

ZO skin health products and programs organised by professionals to provide that extra layer of protection to the skin, targeting these stages of Rosacea to bring you a new found confidence to your skin.

 

While Rosacea is non-harmful there are indiscreet manifestations that we know can cause a serious dent in ones self-esteem.

 

Rosacea is non-contagious and typically is isolated in the facial region, with little known cause or cure. While no complete and total cure has been found for Rosacea, that does not mean there are not ways to manage the appearance and comfortability of living with the condition. Incurable diseases do not always mean unmanageable.

 

ZO skin health offers different programs of different intensities to target different concerns including Rosacea. These programs rage from daily skin routines to aggressive skin revitalisation, so different levels of skin concerns can be treated at different levels.

 

For the extra edge on finding the solution that works for you, there have been different theorised lifestyle changes that can be made to relieve the signs of redness such as avoiding alcohol and limiting sun damage however the principle treatment plan has been laser.

 

To apply a compounded solution through changed lifestyle choices will more than likely reveal better results in conjunction with a daily skin routine that is targeting your signs and concerns.

 

Somethings to avoid:

 

  • Alcohol
  • Hot drinks
  • Coffee and tea
  • Spicy foods
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional stress
  • Overheating

 

The emotional toll and psychological distress caused from a visual and indiscreet disease is significant. By doing nothing the effects and symptoms are only being nurtured and feeding into expanding and accumulating more symptoms. It is best if you have any signs of these symptoms to seek solutions to help manage them to the best possibility.

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Finally, a non-surgical solution to those classic signs of ageing

For those who may not be ready for the invasiveness or lengthy downtime that comes with a traditional, surgical face and neck lift, there is now an in-clinic solution which can leave you looking more youthful in as little as one treatment.

Our Thermage treatments at Refine Cosmetic Clinic removes the complexities from surgical skin tightening and lifting procedures, providing patients with natural-looking results and minimal downtime.

Using reliable Radio Frequency technology to heat the skin, Thermage treatments work to remodel your existing collagen makeup deep in your skin’s layers. This technology causes your collagen to tense, lift and tighten. In just one treatment, this contraction improves the appearance and quality of your skin, repairing typical damage associated with ageing and correcting the appearance of sagging skin.

Our patients have described their Thermage treatments as a warm, slightly tingling sensation – completely comfortable and almost relaxing. For those patients who are just beginning their anti-ageing journey and may be a bit nervous about pain, Thermage treatments are a great starting point requiring no anaesthetic and little downtime.

After just one treatment, you will see a distinctive change in the elasticity and tone of your skin due to the contraction of collagen beneath the surface. With a course of treatments, you will not look dramatically and obviously different, but instead naturally rejuvenated and more youthful. Some results may be seen immediately after your treatment, improving over the following 9 months, and lasting for up to 2 years.

Interested in trying Thermage? For a limited time only, treat your full face and neck with Thermage, and receive three follow-up LED Light Therapy Treatments (valued at $300) for just $2,800.

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Regain your confidence and feel like a yummy Mummy once again

Has your body changed after childbirth? We see many women who love being mums, but are keen to restore their bodies through a ‘mummy makeover’. Motherhood is undeniably one of life’s most rewarding experiences’ however it can take a toll on the body with many new mothers experiencing loose skin, Diatasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation), stubborn fat deposits as well as sagging and deflated breast tissue. Mummy makeovers are generally known as a combination of breast surgery and a tummy tuck and are fast becoming the go to choice for a high percentage of women post pregnancy.

 

Mummy makeovers aren’t purely cosmetic as most women view them as corrective procedures. They aren’t trying to look better than they’ve ever looked before, they just want to go back to how they looked before pregnancy, restoring their bodies to what they had.  For example breast reduction, breast lifts and breast augmentations are popular choices for new mums.  The degree of change women experience in their breast tissue can depend on whether they have breastfed, and the duration of their breastfeeding. The longer a woman has chosen to breastfeed, the more dramatic the changes in the appearance of her breasts. For women who have experienced descending breast tissue and some volume loss, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation. If there are no changes in volume, a breast lift may be sufficient.

 

Another area most affected by pregnancy is the abdominal area. As the uterus expands during pregnancy, pressure is placed on the abdominal wall causes both the muscles and skin to expand resulting in laxity. These excess folds of skin can be unresponsive to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty or a ‘tummy tuck’ allows the doctor to completely remodel the patients’ core and waistline through repair of the muscle separation and the removal of excess skin and fat. This procedure can also be combined with liposuction to achieve optimal results.

 

Liposuction is also popular for new mums in common problem areas that become more prominent post-pregnancy such as love handles, inner and outer thighs.

 

 

 

 

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Rhinoplasty Do’s & Don’t’s

Rhinoplasty, or nose-job, surgery can be one of the more invasive procedures performed. Patients are often surprised that healing and downtime is more lengthy than they expected.

Do’s:
• Take about a week off work
• Sleep upright to minimise swelling
• Prepare for the bruising, black eyes and swelling

Don’t’s:
• Have your surgery before a big event – everyone has different healing lengths, but time your rhinoplasty so you have plenty of time to give your body the best opportunity to recover and heal
• Don’t smoke – smoking inhibits the healing process, causing you to take longer than normal
• Avoid the sun – your skin will be more sensitive than normal
• Avoid heart-raising exercises – for the following 6 weeks, it’s advisable to not participate in any rigorous exercises that increases your heart rate
• Avoid bending down – the change in pressure can be advised against for the first 2 weeks post-op

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The LED light therapy experience

What LED light therapy treats
• Speeds up the process of wound healing.
• Treats the loss of collagen and elastin that occurs with ageing skin.
• Minimises the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
• Diminishes bruising, swelling and redness after cosmetic procedures such as fillers.
• Treatment of post-operative scars
• Enhances the benefits of salon services such as facials, microdermabrasion, and skin needling.
• Treats pain and inflammation including muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain and stiffness.
• Produces a radiant glow and tones the skin.

Treatment
LightStim LED Therapy is an FDA approved professional treatment which involves positioning the LED LightStim device over the area of concern. The device emits light energy which is absorbed by the cells in the skin. This triggers the metabolic activity of these cells. As a result the cells synthesize DNA and RNA. The cells also produce enzymes to regenerate old cells and the production of new cells occurs. The LED light reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation in the treated area. The LED light also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin within the cells, plumping and firming the skin.

The client will usually remain under the LED light for approximately 15-20 minutes. The number of treatments varies according to the condition being treated. Regular treatments are recommended for the best results.

Who is LED therapy suitable for?
• Anyone concerned about ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles
• Anyone who has recently had a procedure done and wishes to speed up the body’s healing process, whilst reducing any redness, swelling and bruising.
• Anyone concerned with the appearance of scars.
• Those who are suffering from joint, muscle or arthritic pain.
• Anyone who is looking to prevent and minimise the signs of skin ageing.
• Those looking to enhance the effects of their salon services e.g. microdermabrasion.
Anyone who is concerned about dull skin tone.

Current Special at Refine Cosmetic Clinic:
4 Light Therapy sessions for $180 (normally $396).
To book your LED light therapy contact Refine Cosmetic Clinic on 8599 7161.

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The LED light therapy experience

What LED light therapy treats
• Speeds up the process of wound healing.
• Treats the loss of collagen and elastin that occurs with
ageing skin.
• Minimises the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
• Diminishes bruising, swelling and redness after cosmetic
procedures such as fillers.
• Treatment of post-operative scars
• Enhances the benefits of salon services such as facials,
microdermabrasion, and skin needling.
• Treats pain and inflammation including muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain and stiffness.
• Produces a radiant glow and tones the skin.

Treatment
LightStim LED Therapy is an FDA approved professional treatment which involves positioning the LED LightStim device over the area of concern. The device emits light energy which is absorbed by the cells in the skin. This triggers the metabolic activity of these cells. As a result the cells synthesize DNA and RNA. The cells also produce enzymes to regenerate old cells and the production of new cells occurs. The LED light reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation in the treated area. The LED light also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin within the cells, plumping and firming the skin.
The client will usually remain under the LED light for approximately 15-20 minutes. The number of treatments varies according to the condition being treated. Regular treatments are recommended for the best results.

Who is LED therapy suitable for?
• Anyone concerned about ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles
• Anyone who has recently had a procedure done and wishes to speed up the body’s healing process, whilst reducing any redness, swelling and bruising.
• Anyone concerned with the appearance of scars.
• Those who are suffering from joint, muscle or arthritic pain.
• Anyone who is looking to prevent and minimise the signs of skin ageing.
• Those looking to enhance the effects of their salon services e.g. microdermabrasion.
• Anyone who is concerned about dull skin tone.

Current Special at Refine Cosmetic Clinic:
4 Light Therapy sessions for $180 (normally $396). To book your LED light therapy contact Refine Cosmetic Clinic on 8599 7161.

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Introducing Cosmelan- The most effective depigmentation treatment!

The Problem

Pigmentation concerns are a growing, global issue; they affect more than 90% of adults over the age of 50. Regardless of skin color, they are a significant issue because of their unattractive appearance and negative psychological and emotional impact, affecting quality of life. Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by abnormal production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color, and is a consequence of uncontrolled, localized overproduction of melanin by the melanocytes, causing irregular skin coloration and dark spots.

Treatment
Cosmelan® is a professional depigmentation method which has an intensive corrective effect on skin hyperpigmentation’s whilst regulating the overproduction of melanin in the melanocytes, inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots.

Its efficacy is based on its double mechanism of action that on the one part has a corrective effect, eliminating the hyperpigmentation and, on the other, a regulating effect, controlling the overproduction of melanin and in this way preventing the appearance of new spots in the long term.

 

Details of the Sessions

More than a treatment, Cosmelan® is a complete method that involves a single session, which can be performed at beauty clinics and dermatological or aesthetic medicine practices, and a home maintenance treatment.

The session entails the professional applying the cosmelan 1 face mask which is then left to work for 8 to 12 hours, according to the phototype and sensitivity of the skin to be treated. After this time has elapsed the mask is removed at home.

48 hours later, the follow-up phase in your home is started with the application of the cosmelan 2, hydra-vital factor K cream and the moisturizing sun protection SPF50+ .

This follow-up phase is carried out for 7 months to achieve an optimal result and prevent the reappearance of spots.

Information Credited- https://www.mesoestetic.com/en/treatments/professional-bleaching-treatment-cosmelanr-consumer

 

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