Envisage Medical Director Dr Chris Leat Has Advice on Dermal Filler Injections I have been asked to comment on a segment that aired earlier this week on ACA in Australia. It concerned a young woman, Mikayla, who suffered side effects from a dermal filler injection to her lip. The segment discussed some interesting points and highlighted a few important topics.
The words “chemical peel” for many of us can sound scary and may even conjure up a famous scene from sex and the city of Samantha’s unimpressed face resembling a tomato with her skin literally peeling off. Well at least I know it does for me but I might just be showing my age. Let’s get one thing straight, you
We all know the feeling of simply wanting a bite to eat and the fast food chain employee asks “Do you want to upgrade to a meal deal? or Do you want fries with that? Well I’m confident there are not many Cosmetic Doctors or Nurses in Australia are not directly asking “Do you want Filler with your Tox?” Out of context,
Last Thursday there was a segment on A Current Affair about the dangers of anti-wrinkle injections, and I felt it might be worthwhile to discuss and clarify some of the issues raised. Please note that legally I am unable to use the brand name or drug name of the product used, so I will use the term “anti-wrinkle injections”. During
What is a Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure which uses suction and abrasion to remove the top layer of skin cells. Think of it as a mechanical peel. At Envisage we utilise a fine diamond tipped wand to exfoliate and polish the skin. What is Microdermabrasion used for? Microdermaberasion can be used for a wide variety of skin
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS As the name suggests, dermal fillers are used essentially to fill out the skin. In actual fact they can be used under the skin to add volume to key areas of the face as well as into the skin to fill individual lines or scars. Don’t think dermal fillers are just used to make lips and
I thought today I would answer some of the most asked questions about Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Let’s get right into it! How much do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost? Probably not as much as you may think. The price obviously varies depending on the areas treated and the dose which needs to be used, which can differ from patient to patient. We charge
It’s something that affects many. Tired eyes and dark circles. Do you always look like you had a bad night’s sleep (or a big night out!)? Do people constantly ask you if you are tired? What causes dark circles? There are three main causes of constant dark circles under the eyes. Some people actually develop sun damage pigment in this
Although both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have been around for many years I still get asked this question regularly. They are very different treatments Why the confusing names? In Australia these injectable treatments are all categorised as S4 drugs. This means that they are on a doctor’s prescription only and cannot by law be advertised to the public. I
You may have seen the story featured on Channel Seven’s Sunrise Program this morning about the risks of Cosmetic Procedures. Dr Christopher Leat Medical Director of Envisage Skin Clinic responds to the story: “This is a well-balanced look at the industry. Of course we don’t actually know how many procedures are performed in Australia as there is no mandatory reporting.