Monthly Archives: October 2018

PicoWay®:Transform your skin!

PicoWay® is an advanced ultra-short, picosecond, laser treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots (also known as pigmentation or benign pigmented lesions) and tattoo removal that can transform your skin. Because PicoWay uses a photoacoustic effect that reaches under the top layer of skin, rather than working by heating the skin, PicoWay, patients have low […]

The Effects of Sun on the Skin

UVC radiation has the shortest wavelength and is almost completely absorbed by the ozone layer. As such, it doesn’t really affect the skin. However, UVC radiation can be found from such artificial sources as mercury arc lamps and germicidal lamps. UVB radiation affects the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) and is the primary cause of […]

​Is There a Cure for Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that affects thousands of people all over the world. It is sometimes called chloasma or the “mask of pregnancy” and is most prevalent in women. In it’s most common form, melasma occurs on the face in the form of dark pigmented patches and discolorations. These dark areas are usually flat […]

Benefits of using Botulinum Neurotoxin

Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles–but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, […]

The Pap test has changed: More Accurate. Less Often.

Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that having a Cervical Screening Test every five years is just as safe, and is more effective than having a Pap test every two years. The test […]

Diabetes: Are you at Risk? (Type 2)

While there is no single cause of type 2 diabetes, there are well-established risk factors. Some risk factors can be controlled and others you are born with. An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and there are also large numbers of people with silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes […]

About: Coughing and wheezing in children

Coughing and wheezing are common symptoms of childhood illness. They do not usually mean your child has a serious condition, although they can sound awful and may be distressing for you and your baby. Coughing is a normal, healthy and important reflex that helps clear the airways in the throat and chest. Read the full […]

About Flue Influenza

Title: Flu (influenza) – Better Health Channel Subject: Influenza (the flu) is caused by a virus. The flu is more than just a bad cold and can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death. Read the full article here: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/flu-influenza?viewAsPdf=true

Restylane Lyft to restore structure to the cheeks and midface area

Galderma, a global healthcare company focused on skin health, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market Restylane® Lyft for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane® Lyft, formerly marketed as Perlane-L®, is an injectable gel used […]