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GliSODin®- A Powerful Nutraceutical that Fights Inflammation and Ageing.

A growing body of evidence indicates skin ageing is driven by pro-inflammatory substances produced by the body’s innate immune system. This phenomenon is known as Inflammageing, and it refers to a chronic, low-grade inflammation associated with ageing.

Inflammation is a normal pathological process mainly involving defensive reactions of living tissues in response to the stimulation of various damage factors. Inflammation can stem from unprotected UV exposure, acne, wounds, pathogens, diet, stress, gut dysbiosis, and pollution – to name a few. Studies have found that these varieties of inflammatory factors directly induce reactive oxygen species (ROS – commonly known as free radicals) formation. These  ROS  have the capacity not only to promote skin ageing in the form of pigmentation, wrinkling, sagging, laxity and skin thinning, but they can also damage the DNA in any cell in the body. As a result, it has been found that the skin strongly mirrors ageing in more internal human tissues.

Therapies from the perspective of inflammation regulation, namely the neutralising of inflammatory reactive oxygen species, can provide new targets for preventing and treating skin ageing and its conditions. However, treatments should be targeted at a systemic level, as all types of cells activate and release inflammatory mediators.

Antioxidants are well-known neutralisers of free radicals. Although, it is not as commonly known that one antioxidant molecule, such as vitamin C, can only neutralise one free radical. However, a biological enzyme known as superoxide dismutase (SOD) activates the body’s primary antioxidants enzymes at a cellular level. The antioxidant enzymes can neutralise millions of free radicles, making it an incredibly productive and essential fighter of oxidative stress which can present on the skin as wrinkling, laxity, pigmentation, sagging, and sallow appearance. Unfortunately, we produce less of this enzyme as we age.

GliSODin® is a potent nutraceutical, (derived from French Melon) that activates the production of superoxide dismutase. Studies have shown that supplementation with GliSODin® had marked photodamage, skin elasticity, moisture, and wrinkling after only 90 days. This is due to the unique combination of ingredients in GliSODin®.

In addition to helping protect the skin from environmental damage and free radicals, superoxide dismutase significantly helps rehydrate and rejuvenate skin. Furthermore, the study concluded that supplementation alongside a topical prescription vitamin A increased the results than either product alone. GliSODin® is a powerful tool in preventing and treating inflammaging associated with skin ageing, promoting a youthful complexion, fighting pigmentation and inflammatory skin conditions.



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Treatment Spotlight – Hifu Facial with High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound

What is a  HIFU Facial?

A High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU facial is a non-invasive treatment used to firm and tighten facial and neck muscles, reduce fat and induce collagen synthesis resulting in a more youthful appearance and improved facial and neck contours.

Who is suitable for a HIFU Facial?

All skin types are suitable for a HIFU facial. However, results are best seen in those who notice lines and wrinkles on the neck, midface (cheeks), and forehead, with good volume still evident in the skin as this treatment, is likely to result in fat reduction. On that note, HIFU is suitable for those who may not have many lines and wrinkles but want to improve facial contours (e.g. Fat reduction or subtle tightening) under the chin or lower face.

HIFU is not the treatment of choice for lines around the mouth & chin, loose or sagging skin due to fat reduction, thinned or stretched skin, and minimal fat or volume in the area if you are unsure if you are suitable for HIFU, book online now for a FREE skin analysis.

Note: You cannot have a HIFU facial if you have metal implants, piercings or implanted electrical devices in the area, are pregnant or had recent injectable or other skin treatment (within 2-4weeks).

HIFU Facial Procedure

Treatment Specifications include number and frequency, downtime, sensations & care after a HIFU facial.

  • Treatments take from 1 – 2 hours, depending on the treatment areas.
  • Hifu facial is performed three times per year (or every 3-4 months).
  • You will notice nil to very mild redness after the treatment, which subsides within an hour or two.
  • During treatment, you can expect to feel a pinchy ache within the muscles accompanied by a small amount of heat. However, it is a tolerable treatment.
  • It is normal to feel a dull pain or bruised sensation in the days following treatment, although there will be no signs of treatment on the skin’s surface (i.e. bruising, redness, crusting, etc.).

A HIFU facial has no – or very little – effect on the skin’s surface (e.g. discolouration or superficial pigmentation and sun damage, pores, acne & blackheads, redness or superficial capillaries). This is because it works specifically in the dermis down to the top of the muscle.

Avoid the sun, hot showers, baths and saunas, high-intensity exercise and any other heat-inducing activities for up to 48hrs after treatment. In addition, it is wise to avoid exfoliating products for up to 5 days and injectable or other skin treatments for up to 7 days after a HIFU facial treatment.

HIFU Facial Results

After 1 HIFU treatment (at least one subtle improvement in): modest improvement in the depth and length of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, cheeks and neck, slight reduction in fat under chin & jowls, subtle improvement in jawline definition, subtle brow lift

After 2 HIFU treatments four months apart: further improvement to the depth and length of lines and wrinkles, further reduction in fat under chin and jowls, further definition of the jawline and slightly raised brows, subtle tightening of facial and neck contours.

After 3 HIFU treatments four months apart: noticeable softening and reduction in depth and length of lines and wrinkles on forehead, cheeks and neck, noticeable reduction in fat under chin and jowls, noticeable improvement in jawline definition and tightening of facial and neck contours, slightly raised brows and overall more youthful appearance.

Treatments that Compliment a HIFU Facial

For faster results in a reduction of lines and wrinkles and age management with the help of our complimentary services and skincare products, or for concerns that the HIFU facial does not address, see our dermal therapists or cosmetic doctors for a FREE skin analysis.

Complimentary treatments include secret RF, Fractional C02 laser, BBL, Picocare Laser and chemical peels, to name a few. In addition, we have specialised nutrigenomic and natural supplements that will help boost collagen production, enhance skin and body healing while reducing inflammation and improve skin hydration and condition.

Call us on 07 3350 5447 for a free consultation or book online.

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Treatment Spotlight – Body Sculpting with Cooltech Fat Freezing

Using CoolTech fat freezing, you can improve your body’s contours while also flattening or reducing stubborn pockets of fat on your body. Cocoon medical was responsible for its development in Europe. Fat freezing works by crystallising fat cells in the treated area, resulting in a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in that area. So, what exactly is this fat freezing machine, and how does a fat freezing treatment look?

Who is a good candidate for Cooltech?

Cooltech is suitable for anyone who has visible fat on their body and wishes to have it reduced.

  • Pregnancy is a contraindication.
  • Cooltech is not recommended for anyone sensitive to or who suffers from a disorder associated with intolerance to freezing temperatures.
  • Cellulite reduction is not possible with this treatment.

Our dermal therapists will determine your suitability for the procedure during a complimentary consultation.

The Cooltech Procedure

The number and frequency of treatments and downtime, sensations, and aftercare are all specified in the treatment specifications.

  • Each treatment lasts approximately 70 minutes.
  • Several sessions can be completed in a single day.
  • The number of treatments required is determined by the size of the affected area and the desired outcome.

Cooltech is a moderately comfortable treatment that requires no downtime and no special aftercare instructions. Following treatment, however, it is recommended that you engage in regular physical activity and consume a nutritious diet.

Cooltech’s Results

Cooltech is capable of delivering up to a 20% reduction in fat loss in the treated area. Consequently, you may notice a smoother and flatter appearance in the area where you are most concerned. Results, on the other hand, are dependent on the individual and cannot be guaranteed.

A series of Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) treatments with a Tesla Former on the muscles in or around the area will aid in the reduction of fat and the development of muscle strength and definition in the treated area. In addition, the combination of treatments can help achieve a more pleasing body shape for the patient.

Call us on 07 33 505447 to arrange a free consultation with one of our therapists, or you can book an appointment online.

Milia removal with lancet.

Milia Removal the Right Way with Our Milia Extraction Facial

Milia removal or milia extraction is a favourite treatment for our aestheticians. Not only do clients leave happy, but there is also something satisfying about clearing these pesky little lumps.  Milia or whiteheads are a common blemish that is sometimes mistaken for clogged pores of acne. They are tiny, hard, white bumps on the face, especially around the eyes.  They are entirely harmless; however, many people seek treatment because of their aesthetic appearance. There is a right way and a wrong way to get rid of milia. The three main options include a milia extraction facial, exfoliating skin products such as salicylic acid and prescription vitamin A.  We perform milia removal as part of our extraction facial treatments.  So, how do you know if you should get a facial for milia removal or use skin products? The answer depends on what has caused the milia, how many milia you have and how long they have been present. The general rule is to avoid performing milia removal yourself to prevent skin damage. So, what causes Milia and what are your treatment options?

For a free assessment with our therapist, call 07 3350 5447 or book online.

What Causes Milia?

Milia are also called whiteheads or closed comedones. They form when a keratin plug gets trapped under the skin surface. They often occur spontaneously – so-called primary milia (common in babies) but can also occur in response to skin damage – then called secondary milia.

  • Primary milia are those that appear naturally are most commonly found on eyelids, forehead or cheeks. Just as they arise spontaneously, some will go away on their own.  This resolution occurs over weeks or months, but some do not budge.
  • Secondary milia can be lifelong as they occur after damage to the skin, such as after injury, burn or excess sun exposure.  They also occur after the use of heavy skincare products or creams. However, they can occur anywhere that skin is damaged and generally do not resolve spontaneously.

Three Ways to Get Rid of Milia?

First, never try to pop or squeeze milia. They are not open to the surface but are keratinised plugs of skin trapped beneath the surface, and squeezing the tiny whiteheads can cause damage to the skin. If you have a very steady hand and have only one or two, you could attempt milia extraction at home. However, if you have many and do not feel so confident with a sharp lancet in your hand, come and see us for milia removal. As I mentioned at the start, our aestheticians enjoy this treatment.

    1. Sometimes an over the counter exfoliant such as BHA (salicylic acid), glycolic or azelaic acid will work. Because cosmetic exfoliants increase the skin cell turnover, they can help milia removal by exfoliating the skin and dissolving the keratin lump. If, after six weeks, this does not resolve, then a milia extraction facial might be the way to go.
    2. Prescription retinoids are also another option before trying professional whitehead removal. You will need to see a doctor first, and you need to introduce retinoids slowly. The retinoids act in two ways, firstly increasing surface sloughing, but they also have an action to stabilise skin cell function.  A vitamin A peel can also be helpful to start the exfoliation process. Be careful using these products around eyelids. Our Doctors prescribe these, and there is a consultation fee to see them.
    3. Facial for milia extraction. If you have not had success with skincare, we do offer professional milia removal. We provide a free assessment with our therapists at the outset. You can book online or call us on 07 3350 5447.

Facial for Milia Extraction.

The best treatment for milia is a professional extraction facial. We like to pride ourselves on extracting whiteheads, blackhead removal and pore extraction facials and follow several steps to make this comfortable for you. The results of a facial for milia removal are immediate – a bonus. Our therapists use a tiny sterile needle lancet to make a small opening in the skin; then, a comedone extractor gently pushes the contents out. The milia removal is not as bad as it sounds and does not require anaesthesia. All you should feel is a tiny prick from the lancet. The milia removal can be performed along with complete facial extractions.

[caption id="attachment_15330" align="alignleft" width="450"]Before and After Milia extraction facial. *Before and after (2) milia extraction facials.[/caption]

Steps in our Milia Extraction Facial

      1. Double Cleanse
      2. Apply desincrustation solution to soften skin, keratin and sebum.
      3. Use a hot towel to steam skin to help open skin pores gently.
      4. A small needle lancet is used to create an opening in the skin.
      5. Next comes the milia extraction plus the extraction of any other blemishes with an extraction tool.
      6. After pores cleansing, blackhead and whitehead removal, we apply a soothing balm.

Recovery and Results from Facial for Milia Extraction

  • The results of milia extraction are immediate!
  • Your skin will be reddened in areas of milia removal, which can last up to 24 hours. This redness is mainly settled with the soothing balm or LED light after treatment.
  • The breaks in the skin seal and heal quickly, but avoid touching or applying products for 24 hours, so you do not introduce infection.
  • Results are generally long-lasting. Using BHA +/- retinoids after treatment help prevent their return.

Cost for Milia Removal

The Cost of our Facial for milia extraction depends on how many blemishes you have, i.e. how long whitehead extractions take.

      1. Up to half-hour – $110
      2. Up to 45 minutes $165

Other factors can cause white bumps. Unless you’re sure it’s milia, you should see your doctor.

To Sum Up: Milia or whiteheads are a very common blemish. They occur when keratin from skin cells get trapped under the surface. Milia are primarily cosmetic, so you can choose whether or not to treat them. If they aren’t bothering you,  you can leave them alone. However, be aware that leaving them can take months or longer to clear spontaneously. Instead of trying to pop a milium, use an over the counter salicylic acid or prescription retinoid product. If neither of these works, see a trained therapist or dermatologist perform a facial for milia extraction. The cost of milia removal at Pearl varies between $110 and $165.

For a free assessment with our therapist, call 07 3350 5447 or book online.


Fat Freezing vs Fat Melting | Coolsculpting vs Sculpsure

Fat freezing (Coolsculpting) and fat-melting (Sculpsure) are non-surgical treatments that aim to reduce fat. So how do they stack up? So First, let us go over the comparison: Coolsculpting vs sculpsure. For many decades liposuction provided the only option for aesthetic body contouring until the emergence of non-surgical body sculpting options. Though they are not comparable with liposuction, they have provided a valuable option for people to treat unwanted fat without surgery. The two main non-surgical options are fat freezing (Coolsculpting) and fat-melting (Sculpsure) provide consistent results with no downtime.

Fat Freezing vs Fat Melting | Coolsculpting vs Sculpsure

Fat-freezing was the first non-surgical liposuction alternative, with Coolsculpting, Cooltech and Clatuu being the leading contenders. Later, fat-melting techniques like Vanquish (radiofrequency) and Sculpsure (1060 laser) became popular. However, despite newer methods on the market, fat freezing has remained the most consistent treatment option, with millions of treatments worldwide and significant amounts of research into its action.  So, what are the differences between fat freezing and fat-melting body contouring treatments and how does Coolscupting compare with SculpSure?

Both fat freezing and fat-melting procedures have the same primary purpose: to target and injure the fat cells to reduce the fat in treated areas permanently. Coolscupting was the first fat cooling procedure approved in America in 2011, while SculpSure was approved in 2015. Because fat freezing has been around for longer, many more studies and evidence of its efficacy exist.

Fat Freezing

Fat freezing or cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to reduce body fat. The machine uses an applicator to suck the unwanted fat into a cup, where the fat is cooled down to freezing temperatures. This causes the fat cells to freeze or crystalise, and approximately 25% of the treated fat cells undergo apoptosis (a controlled cell death). The body then mounts a response to break down and clear the treated fat cells through natural metabolic processes.  The term cryolipolysis is now patented by CoolSculpting. However, all fat freezing machines can target many body areas, with tummy, love handles, upper arms and inner thighs being the most popular. Surrounding tissue is protected because fat is more susceptible and freezes at a higher temperature to skin and muscle. In addition, a gel pad (essentially anti-freeze gel) is applied to the skin before the applicator cup is used for added protection.

  • Fat freezing is better for people with essentially normal BMI for spot reduction of unwanted fat.
  • One to three treatments are required.
  • Results develop over 6 – 12 weeks.
  • Treatments take last 30 – 70 minutes per area (depending on the fat freezing machine).
  • Consistently provide around  25% reduction in fat in treated areas.

Fat Freezing Procedure:

During the treatment, aching, cramping, tingling, and tugging are common symptoms of Coolsculpting and Cooltech. However, these sensations fade within 5-10 minutes as the fat freezing process cools and numbs the area.

Fat Freezing Results and Recovery

  • After treatment, there is redness and occasionally bruising. The area is massaged, and this can be pretty uncomfortable.
  • You can return to work immediately after treatment
  • There can be delayed pain response

Fat Freezing Drawbacks

Coolsculpting and Cooltech have some undesirable outcomes. For example, it can cause irregular skin indents if the treatments are not applied correctly.  In addition, there can be a delayed pain response associated with fat freezing (nerve pain), which is very intense and requires pain relief. There is also a rare incidence of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia associated with cryolipolysis (the fat increases in the local area, rather than decreasing).

Fat Melting

Fat melting, as the name implies, uses different types of energy to raise the temperature of the fat to a point where it undergoes apoptosis. The fat cells are then cleared through the same processes as for fat freezing. The first effective treatment used radiofrequency, and these included the BTL Exilis and Vanquish. Another option, the Sculpsure, which uses a 1064 laser, was introduced in 2015. The Sculpsure has continued to improve with later models providing consistent fat reduction results in treated areas. Whereas the Vanquish works with a no-contact radiofrequency field, the Sculpsure is used to spot treat areas of fat. Radiofrequency techniques last up to 12 months, whereas the Sculpsure reports permanent reduction through fat melting. So, we will focus on Sculpsure.

Sculpsure Fat Melting

  • Sculpsure is laser-based and works on men and women of various body types. However, it is still indicated for a BMI less than 30.
  • Treatment time is 25 minutes per area, but multiple areas (1-4) can be treated simultaneously.
  • Multiple treatments are required to achieve a satisfactory reduction in fat.
  • Provides 24% reduction in fat in the area

Sculpsure Procedure

  • The SculpSure uses a device that is wrapped around the treated area like a belt.
  • The 1060 diode laser reaches temperatures between 42-47 degrees Celsius
  • The treatment cycle alternates between heating and cooling to protect the skin
  • During the heating phases, there may be discomfort with sensations of heat or tingling. However, the procedure is generally well tolerated.

Sculpsure Results and Recovery

  • Afterwards, there may be stiffness, soreness and even bruising.
  • Results begin to appear between 6-12 weeks.
  • Because it is a relatively new procedure, research is still ongoing on the effects on the body.

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure: Comparison Summary

The Sculpsure procedure uses a device wrapped around the treated area like a belt to heat and cool the fat. Results begin to appear between 6-12 weeks because it is a relatively new procedure research is still ongoing on the effects on the body. SculpSure sessions are usually 25 minutes long and spaced out by six weeks. Results become visible 6-12 weeks. It is suitable for those who lead a healthy lifestyle and wish to reduce localised fat. Initially, fat-melting may cause swelling and bruising.

Fat freezing or cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to reduce body fat. This causes the fat cells to freeze or crystalise, and approximately 25% of the treated fat cells undergo apoptosis. Fat freezing machines can target many body areas, with tummy, love handles and inner thighs being the most popular. CoolSculpting requires a more extended session. However, the treatment option has no downtime. Fat freezing is well researched, with the efficacy as well as unexpected outcomes well understood.

Disclosure: At Pearl, we provide fat freezing Brisbane using the Cooltech machine. Though we have tried to be balanced, this represents a conflict of interest.


PDO Thread Lifts Before and After

PDO Thread Lifts Target Skin Laxity.

PDO threads are the newest innovation for thread lifting. They are designed to lift and tighten skin and replace volume to sculpt a younger, refreshed look. PDO thread lifts achieve skin tightening and lifting through collagen stimulation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this before and After PDO Threads for turkey neck and submental (under chin) area.
At Pearl Clinic, This treatment with our Doctors takes 45min and costs $499⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Free consultations are available with our lady Doctors.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Acne Treatment Before and After

At Pearl, we treat acne naturally with a combination of our skin therapies, skincare, and skin naturopath. Chemical peels, extraction facials, BBL, and LED light therapy are among the treatment options. Our Naturopath can assist you with your diet.

What Approach did we Use on this Client?

We used LED light therapy to effectively reduce inflammation and promote skin repair to treat this lovely client. We also added at-home skincare to clear her skin, including topical Vitamin A. (Vitamin A promotes healing and decreases obstruction by stabilising oil production and decreasing cell turnover). A fantastic outcome!

Our Natural Acne Treatment Strategy

We treat acne naturally with a combination of our skin therapies, skincare, and our skin naturopath who specialises in inflammatory skin conditions like acne.

Acne Treatment Treatment Therapies

Chemical peels, extraction facials, BBL, and LED light therapy are among the treatment options. Combinations of these can be used for acne treatment.

  • To reduce inflammation, we always start with LED light therapy.
  • When there is a lot of pore obstruction, extraction facials or peels are recommended.
  • If you have post-inflammatory erythema (P.I.E), use LED and BBL or an azelaic acid peel.
  • LED combined with prescription therapy from our doctors is best for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (P.I.H).

Acne Treatment Skincare

Options for skincare include:

  • Vitamin B helps to repair the barrier and restore the microbiome of the skin.
  • If skin pore obstruction is the main problem, exfoliants like salicylic acid can help.
  • Vitamin A cream to help heal acne and soothe it.
  • Barrier repair cream to settle inflammation and help restore your skin microbiome.

Natural Acne Treatment by a Naturopath

Our Naturopath can assist you with your diet:

  • Excessive meat protein, dairy, sugar, and simple carbohydrates should all be avoided.
  • Other inflammatory foods, such as processed junk foods high in saturated fats, should be avoided.
  • Follow a Mediterranean-style anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Consider adding Zinc, vitamin D, and omega 3 oils.
  • Immune function and healing are aided by gut healing and postbiotics.

It is sometimes necessary to address stress or other lifestyle factors. The brain-skin-gut axis and its impact on skin conditions are of particular interest to our naturopath. Stress, for example, not only exacerbates acne, but acne also exacerbates stress!

To get a personalised plan to reduce your acne:

Book a complimentary skin assessment with one of our therapists by calling 3350 5447 or booking online.

Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment with our Naturopath.


Vitamin A Peel for Acne, Pigmentation, Sun Damage & Anti-aging.

Our Vitamin A peel is our most popular peel. It is quite different from a conventional chemical peel and is tolerated by most people. So what is a Vitamin A peel, and how can it improve your skin health and restore a healthy glow?

Vitamin A peels are beneficial for anti-aging and acne treatment (pimples and hormonal breakouts). In addition, they can be used for blocked pores, congestion, pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, keratosis pilaris and overall skin texture improvement. The chemical peel works by activating cell turnover to exfoliate the surface cells, helping unclog pores and lift pigmentation. Our Vitamin A peel is a retinoic acid peel, which we have compounded for clinic use as a medical peel.

Vitamin A Peel is Recommended For:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • aging skin concerns
  • pigmentation from melasma or sun damage
  • acne breakouts
  • enlarged pores & congestion
  • helps with blackhead extraction
  • keratosis pilaris
  • can help stretch marks.

What Does A Vitamin A Peel Involve?

Vitamin A peels are pain-free. Most people tolerate this except in cases of skin sensitivity. (People who have had reactions to vitamin A or glycolic peels are not good candidates.) In addition, you cannot have Vitamin A if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Your skin peels two to five days after. So it is best to get the peel Wednesday or Thursday before a quiet weekend.
  • You will also need to stop skincare for a week after treatment.

The Vitamin A Peel Procedure

Your face is first cleansed, and light microdermabrasion is performed to prepare the skin.
Our therapist or nurse massages the peel into your face. Then, a second application can be applied if necessary.

  • Your face will have a yellow glow afterwards, so you probably want to go home.
  • 6 to 10 hours after application, the peel is washed off.
  • The condition being addressed determines the number of treatments and the frequency. (monthly to 1/2 yearly).
  • The Vitamin A peel is affordable at $165.
  • There will be peeling developed 2-5 days later. (although this is generally fine flaking and not always obvious)
  • Results appear over the first to sixth week after treatment.

Free Assessment With Our Team.

We offer you a free assessment with our experienced Doctors and therapists to discuss your concerns and treatment options. In addition, we provide a range of laser and skin therapies,



Gut Health and Weight Management

Your gut health plays an enormous role in your ability to manage your weight. The imbalance of the bacteria in your gut and the dominance of nasty bacteria set the foundation for chronic inflammation in the body. And chronic inflammation is the hallmark of weight gain and obesity and accelerated ageing, hormonal abnormalities, and inflammation in the brain.

It is now known that the gut microbiota plays a crucial role in regulating immune function and metabolic process, hormonal balance and brain function. Therefore, a healthy and diverse microbial community or essential for good health and vitality in forming new healthy habits.

The worse thing is that once you gain the extra inches around your middle, this increases inflammation in your body. It becomes a vicious circle of inflammation contributing to poor gut health, making it a continual uphill battle to lose the kilos. So how do you know if you have an imbalance in your gut microbiome?

An imbalance in the gut microbiome can cause diverse symptoms?

The gut microbiome can be disrupted by processed foods, certain medications, stress, age, hormonal abnormalities, and acute or chronic illness.  Disruption to the gut microbiota can cause a diverse range of symptoms such as:

Fatigue, Weight gain, Resistance to weight loss, Fluid retention, Cravings for food, Food intolerances, Brain fog, Allergies, Joint pain, Rashes and more!

Many of our clients find that weight gain and resistance to weight loss are the most frustrating because regardless of how little they eat or how much they exercise, their weight continues to rise.  This is because your body cannot effectively release stored fat – or keep it off – unless it is healthy. The longer these symptoms continue, the harder it may be to reverse them without some extra help.

We recommend seeing our Clinical Nutritionist| Naturopath Courtney White, who has a specific interest in gut health protocols and weight management. Book in for a free assessment to complete our skin-gut axis questionnaire or book directly with Courtney at the cost of $160 for the initial consultation.

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rf microneedling

RF Microneedling vs Skin Needling for Acne Scar & Skin Texture Concerns

Skin needling is a popular treatment to refresh your skin’s appearance. The newest skin needling technique combines radiofrequency (rf) with microneedling, boosting this treatment to a whole new level. Traditional skin needling uses a microneedling pen or dermaroller to stimulate collagen remodelling. It has been used for nearly two decades to reduce acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin woes.

RF Microneedling

RF or radiofrequency energy combined with skin needling takes this treatment to the next level. First, the microneedles are inserted into the skin (after substantial numbing). Secondly, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the dermis. The whole process is very controlled, so the rf energy is given to the skin at a level where it can have maximal therapeutic benefit—the result: more dramatic results.

Who Can Have RF Microneedling?

RF Microneedling is appropriate for all skin types and can be combined with a CO2 laser. It is used to:

  • Reduce fine lines & wrinkles
  • Reduce acne and other scars
  • Tighten skin
  • Smooth and refresh irregular skin texture

However, rf microneedling is not suitable for pigmentation treatment (in fact, it can worsen if misused). Therefore, for pigmentation treatment, you will need IPL such as the Sciton BBL or lasers such as V laser or Picosure laser for skin of colour.

The Benefits of RF Microneedling

Throughout 3-4 treatments, you expect a significant improvement in skin quality.

  • You can expect similar benefits to ablative, fractional CO2 laser treatment with less downtime.
  • Needling can be used on darker skin types.
  • Healing occurs quickly and can be used in combination with other advanced skin treatments.

RF Microneedling with Fraxis Duo

We chose Secret Rf as it came with a Fraxis CO2 laser. The first platform to combine RF microneedling with a fractional CO2 laser.

We still perform skin needling as a superficial skin refining treatment. Yet, for specific skin concerns, such as acne scars, stretch marks, self-harm scars, fine lines and wrinkles, the advantage of rf microneedling stands out. The first step is to come in for a free assessment with our laser therapists.

Call 33505447 or book online for a free assessment.

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