Ally applying IPL Treatment to a patient

Does Envisage Clinic offer facials, hydrodermabrasion and skin needling?

Yes we do. But I’m telling you NOT to have these treatments? – That doesn’t make sense!

Let me explain.

There is nothing wrong with facials, hydrodermabrasion, microdermabrasion and skin needling.

The problem is, for most people, they don’t actually have any clinical benefit. Generally after these
treatments your skin looks and feels great. That’s because they are exfoliating and hydrating the skin.

This makes the skin smoother and firmer feeling and often gives a glow. They can also be wonderful
pampering experiences.

So the reason to have these treatments is to enjoy the experience of them, and to give your skin an instant and temporary boost – maybe just before a special occasion.

They can also have a benefit for the skin in terms of long term improvement from stimulating collagen
production and skin health – and this is often how they are marketed. The problem is that these long
term benefits are usually minimal.

It allows them to be marketed as proper anti-ageing treatments, but in reality the results are not significant and generally not detectable. And to obtain any kind of long term benefit they must be performed very regularly and frequently.

So although these treatments are often fairly inexpensive, any hope of long term benefit only comes from repetitive treatments that adds up to an increased cost.

Envisage Clinic is not a beauty clinic, we are a Medical Cosmetic Skin care Clinic. We are up to date with
the very latest in skin care technology and we are able to offer treatments that make a genuine and real
difference to your skin and appearance – often with just a single treatment or a very short course of

BBL (Broad band Light IPL from Sciton) is one example.

BBL treats most pigment and sun damage issues, as well as redness, Rosacea and blood vessels.

Treatments take no longer than the simplest of facials, it is extraordinarily safe and generally there is little to zero downtime. The difference is that a single BBL treatment will generally give a visible and long term benefit to the skin.

Sometimes the results still surprise me, and I’ve been using IPL technology for about 30 years.

The additional benefit of BBL is that it truly anti-ages the skin. There are about 2,500 genes in the skin that degrade as we age, and BBL has been shown in studies to make over half of these gene expressions revert to a youthful form.

Further studies have shown that just two BBL treatments a year essentially halts the ageing process in the skin
for good.

Micro-channeling is super fine skin needling combined with human growth factors or Exosomes. Regular skin needling is performed to a depth of 1-2 mm in an attempt to stimulate the skin enough to make a
positive change.

This can make treatments quite painful and often causes bleeding. Micro-channeling needling is performed to a depth of only 0.25mm, making it painless and with realistically zero or near zero downtime.

Exosomes are the tiny messenger packets that cells send to each other to communicate.
The Exosomes that we use are taken from fibroblast cultures. They penetrate the skin and increase
collagen production for thicker, healthier skin, treating fine lines, scars, and improving tone and texture
even in difficult areas such as the eyelids..

Even modern skin care products have more benefit for the skin than pampering facials.

An example is Emepelle. Emepelle contains all the advanced actives you would want in your skin care regimen – in a
single product (no more 7 step skin care regime needed!). Retinol, peptides, antioxidants, niacinamide
and hyaluronic acid are all included in high concentrations.

Additionally it contains a proprietary ingredient, MEP technology, that mimics the beneficial effects of oestrogen on the skin, preventing or reversing the negative effects of menopause.

Realistically you are far better off to have one of these medical grade treatments than two or three
facials, and the cost is about the same!

Lastly we also offer a full range of treatments that more directly treat lines, wrinkles and volume loss.
Some of these are designed to replenish lost volume, some are designed to directly treat expression
lines, and some are designed to strongly stimulate collagen production and hydration in the skin.

Some of these give results lasting for months, some give results that can last for years.

So, if you feel like a pampering experience by all means have a facial.

But don’t expect it to have any real anti-ageing effect and don’t expect it to make a long term difference. If you really want better skin – come and talk to us at Envisage clinic – we will be able to provide real treatments for a real difference
that your friends and family will notice.

Envisage Clinic is a Medical Cosmetic Skin care Clinic – we are not a beauty clinic

Call us today on (07) 5539 4000 if you’d like a free consultation.

Article by Dr Christopher Leat –  Medical Director Envisage Clinic Benowa  

Dr Chris Leat Medical Director

Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.

Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London.

Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.