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Everything You Need To Know About Thermage.

Thermage FLX is considered the gold standard for targeting volume loss and sagging skin without injecting, needling or downtime.

Non-invasive and rejuvenative, the treatment uses radiofrequency energy (RFE) to heat the skin’s dermis and stimulate new collagen production.

Gwyneth loves it. Jennifer loves it. It’s a celeb over 45 thing.

I tried it for the first time last year and was very happy with the results.

The recomendation for maintenence is a treatment every twelve months and this year, I added the eye area (to provide a lift) and the neck (beacuse THE NECK!!!)

I was in the safe hands of Dr Flora Galoustian at Skin Renu who has been practicing Thermage for two decades.

There is nothing about this treatment she does not know.

My Treatment Step-By-Step.

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There is no sugar coating it – Thermage is truly painful. 

Particularly along the jaw line and the neck bones – anywhere there is less padding of fat or muscle – however the fuller parts of the face are more than manegable and didn’t hurt at all.

The key is the a highly skilled doctor that works from one side of the face to another and is sensitive to your pain threshold.

The appearance of my skin straight after the treatment was amazing.  There was no redness or swelling just genuine tightness that kept improving each day.

Thermage gives natural and real results which improve over time.

I’m a convert.

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Q & A With Dr Flora Galoustian, Skin Renu

 

What is Thermage FLX?

Thermage FLX is the newest generation of Thermage technologies known for non-invasively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall younger looking appearance. The system uses patented radiofrequency technology to create a uniform heating effect in the deep collagen-rich layers of the skin.

Who is the ideal candidate? 

Anyone over the age of 30 years old and for anyone over 40 years old it’s a must.

What is involved in the treatment?

RF is delivered in controlled pulses to the dermal layer of the skin where collagen is formed. During the pulse the surface of the skin is cooled, all the energy is directed where it will stimulate the formation of fibroblasts where collagen is formed.

What areas on the face and/or body can be treated?

One of the best things about Thermage FLX is its versatility, its new optimised energy delivery algorithm, known as AccuREP™ technology, automatically measures and precisely tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient and treatment are. Treatment areas include: face, neck, eyelids, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, legs and knees.

Is it possible to treat the entire face at once?

The system also features a new vibrating hand-piece to help enhance patient comfort, and a new, larger treatment tip that reduces treatment time by 25 percent allowing you to treat the face and neck at once.

What issues is Thermage best at targeting?

Skin laxity, thinned skin is plumped

What areas on the face and/or body can be treated?

One of the best things about Thermage FLX is its versatility, its new optimised energy delivery algorithm, known as AccuREP™ technology, automatically measures and precisely tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient and treatment are. Treatment areas include: face, neck, eyelids, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, legs and knees.

What results can you expect straight after the treatment? And then in two weeks? Six months?

With only one treatment required to see results, you can see an immediate lift and feel tightening but this your existing collagen being tightened. For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for 1-2 years depending on the individual’s skin condition and ageing process.

Is Thermage safe if pregnant or breastfeeding?

Thermage is not recommended for pregnant women; however, breastfeeding mothers can be treated.

Are there certain skin types that should avoid it?

That’s the great thing about Thermage – it is suitable for all skin types.

Is there down time and what does it look like?

The beauty of this gentle heating treatment is that it tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen, all with little-to-no downtime for the patient. No special care is required afterward, aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreen as part of a regular skincare regime.

What are potential adverse reactions?

In the hands of a skilled, trained therapist there really aren’t any. Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after the treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours with most patients returning to their regular activities immediately following treatment.

What Does Thermage Cost?

Treatments are based on area. Thermage on both you face and neck costs $2850 but half a face will cost around $1950.

 

For a consultation call (02) 99555 9506 or head to www.skinrenu.com.au

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As we age all the natural wonders that keep our skin looking healthy, firm and full of glow start to deplete.

Bye-bye collagen, hyaluronic acid and all their cousins.

However…the most important of these skin saviours may turn out to be ceramides.

Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids (fats) found in the outer layers of the skin. They determine how much moisture our skin retains and how it responds to environmental aggressors.

Without the correct level of ceramides your skin will look dry, dull and stressed.

Open up your skincare cabinet and take a look at the labels. You’ll find most potions contain ceramides because they’re the gold standard when it comes to hydrating ageing skin.

All the vitamins and retinoids in the world can’t replace the simplest skin equation: well hydrated skin looks younger.

When it come to ceramides, my number one recommendation is the original: Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

This is the Biggy Smalls of ceramide.

Elizabeth Arden launched this iconic product in 1990.

It’s has over two decades of consumer testing and works. Really, really well.

The formula was updated for the first time in 2017 to incorporate two new ceramides that pack an even more effective hydration punch.

The silky texture alone should grant this mono-dose gem a permanent place in your routine.

Then last year, like a miracle sent from the beauty gods, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum was launched as the perfect PM accompaniment to the classic.

The pretty pink capsules are genius for first time retinol users (and those with sensitive skin) because the ceramides acts as a buffer between retinol and your skin.

Which means you have zero side effects (redness, flakiness) – just smoother, softer and more glowing results.

New research has shown that ceramide levels are effected by seasonal changes (such as cold, dry winter air) and the overuse of soap and hot water which goes with the temperature dip.

So, winter is the ultimate time to double down and take your skin to cermaide boot camp.

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AND JUST ONE MORE THING.

Y’all know how I feel about crystal face rollers…I am the choir!!!

They’re beyond brilliant for under eye puff, improving circulation and massage.

But…you know what they’re also great for?

Infusing ceramides into your skin.

Just squeeze the contents of your Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum or Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum ampoule onto the back of your hand swipe with the stone wheel and enjoy the sensation of rolling (aka infusing) the goodness into your skin.

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Gourmet Hot Dogs

Gourmet Hot Dogs.

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These cookies be crack.

Perfected from a jumble of old Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies recipes that I’ve grabbed from girlfriends and gurus.

The sea salt is the best part because it cuts through the acres of chocolate with a nice savoury bite.

Often I only dust half the batch because the kids prefer them straight up.

There’s nothing remotely healthy about this cookie.

It’s just an addictive, over-indulgent, crowd-pleasing trip down Sugar Street.

Serve warm with milk.

PJxx

NUTELLA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

Ingredients
150g butter (softened)
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon caster sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
250g chocolate chips
200g Nutella
sea salt for sprinkling

Method

Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture becomes pale and light.

Add the egg, vanilla extract and beat well. On a low speed, fold in the choc chips, flour (sifted), baking soda and baking powder.

Take a tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball and then flatten it into the palm of your hand. Add a teaspoon of Nutella into the middle and then roll it back up into a ball.

Place the cookies on baking trays and squash lightly with the back of a fork. Next sprinkle each one with a little sea salt.

Bake until cookies for about 12-14 minutes or until cookies are golden. They should come out still soft and harden as they cool.

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