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It is no secret that one of the most popular choices in non-surgical procedures are hair reduction from IPL and Laser. In the past I have done a number of features on the topic, including the difference between IPL and Laser, but I think there are still some important points that need to be hammered into our minds.

I spoke to Dr Susan Austin from the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) to get her 5 facts on IPL and Laser Hair Removal. You may remember her from our last ‘5 Things You Need To Know’ on Botox. Take notes on this one …. or just bookmark it and come back to it.

Hair removal on the face – Ouchies!

The Facts from Dr Austin

  1. Avoid tanning before and after treatment
    You cannot have a laser or IPL hair reduction treatment if you have a tan (fake or from sun-exposure or the solarium) because it can Continue Reading

Today marks the start of another one of my genius nifty article ideas. As you all know I love learning about beauty and a big reason for starting this blog was to share with you what I learn. One of my favourite topics is cosmetic enhancement, and the one place that is a constant source of information for me is the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA).

I really didn’t know what topic I wanted to start with for this new article series but after the recent publicity around Botox, and it’s increasing popularity, I thought it would be wise to start way back at the beginning. Research should be a big part of everyones process before getting any sort of cosmetic enhancement but the more I speak to those who have had the Botox procedure, I find very few looked into it. I find this concerning so I asked Dr Susan Austin, of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) to share her top 5 facts you need to know before considering BOTOX injections. This article series will usually be much shorter with just some basic points, but because this topic is extremely important, I have wanted to provide you with the essential information.

It’s also important to be mindful that not everything you read online or elsewhere might be accurate so consider who has written it, who is quoted, any references as well as where and when it’s been published. Remember, don’t take everything you read on the internet as gospel and always seek expert advice from a doctor before making a decision about a procedure.

Reading credible blogs such as this one (obviously!) is a great place to start your research and visiting websites of medical organisations such as the Cosmetics Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) can also help you get up-to-speed on the ever evolving cosmetic medical industry.

WAIT, before you inject me, what is that stuff ….

What is it and how is it used?

Botulinum toxin, more commonly known by its brand names, BOTOX or Dysport, can be used to treat ‘dynamic lines’. Continue Reading

Earlier this week I showed you why buying fillers over the internet is a big no-no. Missed it? Oh boy, jump over here right now!

For a long time I have wanted to cover off everything one could know about fillers, but it is a huge category. Where do I start? Well, after doing the post on Wednesday I thought I should start by asking an expert some basic questions. Seeing as though the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) are the ones who care so much about keeping the industry safe, they would probably be my best bet.

Dr Susan Austin has a long list of credentials in dermatology and runs her own successful skin clinic in Sydney. She also happens to be the Public Relations Manager for the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA). So, who better to give us the low down on basic Filler knowledge?

These were the questions I thought were super entry level to learning about fillers, but I would love to hear from all of you what exactly concerns you about Fillers. What do you want to know? What are your questions? There will be many more posts on Fillers, I guarantee that, so why not get the answers you want.

Considering fillers? What should you expect during your initial consultation?

Not all treatments are suitable for every patient and the best results are achieved through a personalised treatment plan. The initial consultation with an appropriately trained cosmetic physician is critically important when considering cosmetic medicine. During an initial consultation a cosmetic physician should undertake a full medical history, discuss any concerns you may have and clearly explain your treatment options and to ensure the final result is what you’re aiming for. It’s also vital that you have a realistic expectation of what can be achieved.

Most non-surgical clinics will offer programs for remediation and then maintenance, which usually run for a period of up 12 months. It is also important to remember to look holistically at the program as it should ideally address three key issues: skin quality, wrinkles and volume.

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Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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