How We Can Help

Acne

Acne has a multifactorial cause. The underlying problem is the comedone , a blockage in the hair follicle. However, inflammation, excessive sebum production, hormonal changes and infection are all contributing factors. The treatment of acne requires a multifactorial treatment plan and thus each person requires assessment on an individual basis. That is the reason we offer a complimentary acne consultation with the doctor. Treatment often involves a combination of dietary change, topical retinoid creams, antibiotics, microdermabrasion, LED phototherapy and sometimes dermatological referral for specific drug treatment. Some forms of acne scarring can be improved with Dermapen skin needling.

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Aging Skin

The chronological effect of time, environmental factors (particularly sun exposure), lifestyle behaviours (smoking, diet etc) and genetics all have a role to play in the way our skin ages. The typical changes in aged skin include dull, rough texture, increased pore size, pigmentation, age spots, and redness, loss of elasticity and lines and wrinkles. We have a realm of treatments for aging skin and often a combination of treatments is required to treat the many facets of aging. Our Skin Maintenance Programme is aimed at slowing the skin aging process.

Blocked Pores

Comedones, also known as blackheads or whiteheads, are a combination of oil and skin debris that plug the skin’s pores. Microdermabrasion uses a jet of crystals to remove dead surface skin cells and suction to clean out the pores.

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Facial Contouring

As we age, we lose volume from specific areas of the face , often resulting in a hollow appearance under the eyes, flattening of the cheeks and a sagging jawline. Contouring dermal fillers can assist in replenishing the lost volume that occurs with time. Replenishing facial contours addresses this volume loss and restores a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Facial Lines and Wrinkles

Facial lines and wrinkles, medically termed rhytides, can be caused by creasing of the skin due to the repetitive contraction of muscles under the skin. These type of wrinkles are called “dynamic” wrinkles and occur in areas such as the frown, crow’s feet, forehead and top lip. These dynamic lines are best treated with muscle-relaxant cosmetic injections. Other lines on the skin which occur with age and sun exposure are better treated with dermal fillers. Collagen induction therapy using Dermapen, LED phototherapy and medical skin care products, are all methods of stimulating and remodelling the skin’s own natural collagen. This therapy improves skin elasticity, softens existing lines and helps prevent lines and wrinkles.

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Facial Redness & Capillaries

Facial redness is the result of facial blood vessels or capillaries. Some people have a ruddy complexion due to genetic skin type. Other people develop facial capillaries (also known as telangiectasia) from sun damage or medical conditions such as rosacea , acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. Ellipse Flex Intense Pulsed Light and certain lasers are used to treat facial capillaries.

Healing Wounds And Injuries

LED Phototherapy, through the process of photobiomodualtion, helps to repair skin and heal wounds faster, particularly after facial surgery and laser procedures. However, it can also be used to enhance the healing of musculoskeletal injuries.

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IPL Hair Reduction

Unwanted hair is certainly a time consuming problem that often requires repetitive treatments such as shaving and waxing. Unwanted dark hair in areas such as the underarms, bikini line or face is responsive to treatment with Intense Pulsed Light.  A small series of IPL treatments to target the hair in the growth phase of the cycle achieves long term reduction in unwanted hair.  Unfortunately this method will not be successful if the hair is blond, grey or red in colour. Coarse dark hair can be successfully treated.

Lip Enhancements And Fillers

With age the lips tend to become thinner, roll inwards, lose definition and become lined around the edges. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance the definition, shape and volume of the lips. They can also be placed in the fine lines around the mouth. You don't need to be a smoker to get lip lines. Most women develop lines due to the normal pursing action of the lips. The quantity of dermal filling product placed in the lips dictates the amount of fullness that can be achieved (click here for more information). Dr Kylie Regli likes to create natural looking lips. She aims to restore the loss of volume that comes with age. Some women like their lips to have a little more pout and that can certainly be achieved. A thorough consultation with Dr Kylie prior to your treatment will ensure that you achieve the look you desire.

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Moles And Skin Tags

There is an amazingly simple treatment to remove raised facial moles without the need for stitching and without the risk of a traditional surgical scar. The Surgitron is a radiofrequency device that can shave raised moles off the skin in a matter of minutes. The skin heals from the edges just as a graze on the skin would heal over a matter of a week or two. So there is no traditional surgical excision wound and there is no need for suturing. This technique can only be used for benign, raised moles and skin tags. Any mole that looks suspicious or has changed needs to be assessed and referred for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common condition afflicting more than 400 000 Australians. It may affect anyone from 20 to 70 years of age and is more common in fair skin types. We do not know what causes rosacea; however, various theories have suggested that rosacea may be caused by an infective organism in the skin. In most people, the first sign of rosacea is a persistent redness of the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose. This redness is caused by enlarged blood vessels under the skin. The redness gradually becomes permanent and more noticeable. Facial skin may become very dry. As the redness progresses, pimples may appear on the face. In some people, especially men, knobbly bumps may develop on the nose. Without treatment, the course of rosacea can be progressive with alternating periods of improvement and worsening of the condition. Early treatment of the condition, however, will prevent worsening of the condition and formation of permanent enlarged blood vessels on the face. A combination of oral and topical medications and a procedure called Intense Pulsed Light can often help this condition immensely.

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Skin Clarity

Skin clarity refers to even toned skin free of blemishes, pigmentation, age spots, capillaries, skin tags and moles. There are many treatments to help people possess clearer skin. Acne treatments include prescription products and LED phototherapy. IPL improves skin pigmentation, age spots, skin redness and capillaries.

Skin Laxity

With age the skin loses elasticity due to structural changes in the elastin and collagen fibres within the skin. This process accelerates with excessive sun exposure. Dermapen skin microneedling, LED phototherapy and specific skincare ingredients can help to remodel collagen and improve the structural integrity of the skin.

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Skin Pigmentation, Freckles & Age pots

Many people have a genetic predisposition to freckly skin , however, UV exposure is the main culprit in many forms of skin pigmentation. The cumulative effect of sun exposure over a lifetime can turn perfectly flawless skin into blotchy uneven aged skin. At Cosmetique Solutions, the Ellipse Flex IPL machine is the most commonly used device to treat many forms of pigmentation.

Skin Texture

Many conditions result in the loss of the skin’s smooth texture. Sun damaged skin often appears dull and feels rough to the touch. Comedones and acne result in a bumpy skin surface. Lines, wrinkles, moles and skin tags disrupt the smooth texture of the skin. Depending on the cause, often a combination of treatments may be required to improve the skin texture. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, Dermapen, LED phototherapy, cosmetic injections, dermal fillers and cosmetic mole removal are typically employed to treat skin texture.

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Underarm Sweating

Axillary hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive underarm sweating, can be an annoying and embarrassing condition for those people who suffer from it. Although there may be no clearly identified triggers for the excessive underarm sweating, it is sometimes triggered by exterior factors such as anxiety, psychological stress and tiredness. Many people don’t realize that excessive underarm sweating is treatable with the same medication that we use for cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections.