Crows feet, forehead lines and facial wrinkles can be smoothed by injecting a muscle relaxing agent into the area. This is a safe procedure involving minimal discomfort and lasts 3 to 6 months. The injections only affect the muscles causing the wrinkling and won’t cause any numbness.
Dermal ‘fillers’ are injected to reduce lines and wrinkles. They are also used to enhance facial contours to compensate tissue loss associated with ageing. This is especially common in the upper cheek/under eye area. The lips can also be filled to reduce lines and regain a more youthful appearance.
Another very satisfying use for fillers is in scar reduction. Depressed scars can be elevated with fillers to render them much less obvious:
Local anaesthetic is used to minimise discomfort. Modern injectable fillers can last 18 months before re-treatment becomes necessary.
Our state of the art Palomar Icon MaxG system uses optimised pulsed light to target both pigmented and vascular lesions on the face and body.
Many dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions can be improved with fractional laser skin resurfacing. Only Palomar® gives you a fractional skin resurfacing system to treat all these conditions quickly and cost-effectively.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing with Palomar maximizes client aesthetic outcomes while minimizing procedure risk and reducing downtime. It’s the smart approach to skin resurfacing that uses microbeams to create areas of treated tissue surrounded by untreated tissue, which provides faster healing and reduced side effects.
Our technology is the perfect choice for the treatment of wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, melasma, striae, unwanted textural irregularities, crow’s feet, blotchy skin and more, on virtually any trouble spot on the body – face, neck, chest, arms, legs.
Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing: A simple treatment approach that promotes skin coagulation without requiring costly preparation and cleanup, yet delivers excellent aesthetic results with minimal redness or swelling.
Millions of people have stretch marks, which occur normally as a result of puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain. This fact does little to alleviate the embarrassment that most people feel at the appearance of these unsightly striations on their skin.
Until now there were few options for stretch mark treatments. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Palomar’s fractional laser treatment for stretch marks, practitioners now have an excellent aesthetic alternative for their clients.
Palomar’s fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing laser helps minimize the appearance of stretch marks with little to no downtime. The 1540 laser handpiece can improve the unsightly color and skin texture associated with stretch marks, leaving clients with smoother, better-looking skin.
Acne scars and surgical scars may be a cause of a person’s emotional and or physical pain and affect their quality of life. In severe cases, scars can even limit a person’s mobility.
Surgical scar removal procedures are painful and invasive and have a risk for complications. Laser scar removal from Palomar® offers a noninvasive solution that uses fractional laser technology to deliver rapid, reliable scar removal with less risk, less pain and minimal downtime.
Our fractional laser technology is the driving power behind our acne and surgical scar removal procedure. We use pulses of laser light to coagulate scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in clients’ skin. Healing time is minimal, infection risk is eliminated and little to no pain is felt.
Laser scar removal with Palomar is appropriate for use on all skin types, making ours the preferred method of scar removal for excellent clinical outcomes.
The demand for intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal and laser hair removal treatments is at an all-time high. This is not surprising, considering that traditional hair removal via electrolysis or waxing is painful and expensive. Light-based hair removal permanently reduces unwanted facial and body hair, in fewer treatments and with more comfort than is possible with traditional procedures.
In the 1990s, Palomar® pioneered permanent hair reduction after receiving the first FDA clearance for this procedure. Since then, Palomar lasers have been the industry standard that all others have been compared to, and validated by Palomar’s strong patent position. Subsequent new technology developments from Palomar led to new, groundbreaking technology that improved clinical outcomes over a broader client base.
Our hair removal technology delivers specific wavelengths, with large spot sizes, superior Contact CoolingTM and Smooth PulseTM technology to provide comfortable treatments with excellent results for clients of all skin types, hair colors and hair thickness. Palomar’s pioneering, patented technologies have been established as the most versitile, effective and profitable hair removal systems available.
We put our industry-leading research and development efforts behind the perfection of the procedure. Palomar’s hair removal equipment are clinically proven to produce results in removing unwanted hair from all areas of the body including the face, back, chest, leg, bikini line and underarm areas – with greater comfort and less down time.
Our IPL and laser hair removal equipment make it easy for you to offer hair removal treatments for any skin type – including dark skin – in comfortable, cost-effective treatments with minimal risk and downtime.
Sydney’s warm climate makes it the ideal place for outdoor pursuits. Whether it’s one of our multitude of land based or water sports, or merely lazing in the sun, exposing one’s legs is almost obligatory. Unfortunately for those with veins in their various forms this can prove embarrassing.
Our varicose vein practice (The Hills Vein Clinic) is set up for the diagnosis and treatment of all venous disease. Varicose veins are enlarged vessels that can be seen under the skin. A normal vein will take blood from all parts of the body back to the heart. In the legs the flow of blood back towards the feet is prevented by a series of one way valves. In a varicose vein these are no longer working (incompetent) and cause blood to pool in the legs. Initially they may be just a cosmetic problem, but may progress to the point where aching, skin changes and even ulceration may occur.
As part of the diagnostic process a duplex ultrasound scan will be performed to assess the extent of incompetence in superficial and deeper vessels.
Virtually all varicose veins can be treated at our clinic, using one or more of the following:
We prefer the Venefit procedure, where a radiofrequency probe is passed into a long, straight section of vein. This is then heated up and withdrawn. The heating irritates the lining of the vein causing it to collapse. Because a local anaesthetic solution is infiltrated around the vein resulting discomfort is minimal.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy.
Segments of vein not amenable to endovenous ablation can be treated with a liquid sclerosant. A much smaller volume can be used by mixing the liquid into a foam. This is then injected under ultrasound guidance and acts by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse on itself.
Under local anaesthetic, small incisions are made and segments of diseased vein can be removed.
One of the more common problems we deal with is spider veins on legs. These can be caused by weight gain, sedentary lifestyle, prolonged standing, pregnancy or local trauma. As well as being unsightly they can sometimes cause pain or itch. An important part of the assessment of spider veins is ruling out underlying varicose veins. If these are present they will need to be dealt with first, otherwise spider vein treatment will be less effective.
The aberrant vessels are treated by injecting with a sclerosant solution via a very fine needle (Microsclerotherapy). They act by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse on itself.
Because the needle is so fine and the injection so superficial the pain experienced is minimal. It has been described as equivalent to a mosquito bite.
Once the sclerotherapy is complete, compression stockings are worn to maximise the effect of the procedure.
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A new approach, appealing to patients seeking a more natural method to facial rejuvenation, is regeneration with your own cells and more specifically, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is also referred to as autologous cellular regeneration (ACR) an aesthetic practice, which is a safe and tolerable procedure.
Regen Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been utilized in aesthetic medicine (UK, Japan, and Asia, Europe) to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process and face (2006). This refers to mesenchymal and epithelial rejuvenation by application of the persons own enriched autologous plasma. Regen PRP was introduced into Australia 5 years ago ACR-PRP has been pioneered for facial rejuvenation in select patients with chronological aging. Regeneration or anti-aging by biological stimulation of resident stem cells by growth factors.
Science supports the use of PRP for the augmentation and regeneration of hard and soft tissues. PRP is the source of concentrated platelet content present in blood. Apart from assisting blood clotting, platelets also release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. Using your concentrated plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission. In general medicine, platelet transfusion is common practice in treating blood platelet disorders, including very low counts associated with bleeding.
Case studies reported in Europe, England, Asia, Japan and South Africa have demonstrated consistent rejuvenation of facial aging, including wrinkling in persons with modest grades of photo- or chronological aging. Patient selection is important and skin diseases have to be excluded. Improvement of skin texture and tone has been seen, these features are noticeable within 3 weeks with ongoing changes and improvement over the next few months, dependant on the health of the patient. Like all skin treatments the process can be enhanced by addition of appropriate Cosmeceuticals.