Monthly Archives: March 2015
Wrinkles and lines are obvious tell-tale signs of ageing but there’s more to looking old or tired.
With age and taking into account external environmental and lifestyle factors, our skin suffers a lot of natural wear and tear, not dissimilar to the rest of our bodies. Whether it is fine lines, sagging skin or dark spots, these signs of premature aging can be adding years to our appearance when we aren’t feeling that old at all.
Below are 4 common signs of ageing and how Eden can help you tackle them:
I SEE…WRINKLES AROUND THE EYES
One of the areas where ageing is first noticed is the immediate vicinity around our eyes. In this area you may be noticing some extra lines, eye bags, or droopy eyelids- all of which are indicators that can make you appear much older and fatigued than you actually are.
With age, the levels of collagen and elasticity in our skin decline along with the body’s natural way of production. As collagen is a vital protein that gives structure to the skin, a decline in collagen levels results in crow’s feet around our eyes and fine lines in our skin. Fortunately, fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed out with Wrinkle Relaxers. Come see us for a MediSpa appointment at Eden – our team will be more than happy to assess your concerns and advise on suitable treatments tailored to your needs.
If your concerns for the eye area are more severe, a surgical eyelid rejuvenation procedure – Blepharoplasty – may be recommended by Dr Edinburg.
As busy individuals, an ongoing problem that you may have is that you can never seem to find the time or an effective method to fight off stubborn fat or love-handles.
You’re not alone.
Whether the fat simply resists diet and exercise or you’re tight on time, at the Eden Institute, we can now help you target multiple areas of unwanted fat and bulges in one sitting. All without surgery and usually no downtime too!
Sound too good to be true? Not at all if you know more about CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive technology backed by ample scientific evidence, which works to eliminate stubborn fat for good.
CoolSculpting effectively targets and “freezes” unwanted fat cells in an area of your selection to induce a natural looking fat reduction in your figure. There is no need to go under the knife and there is usually no downtime post treatment.
BY DR EDINBURG
Are you considering going under the knife? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information available? Are you unsure of the questions to ask to get the answers you need?
Below are five basic questions you should ask your Plastic Surgeon in your initial consultation.
1. What formal qualifications do you have and do you do this type of surgery regularly?
You should check the qualifications of any surgeon whose services you are considering and ensure that they meet and ideally exceed the minimum certifications for their relevant board. In Australia, a professional Plastic Surgeon should be certified by a number of different boards and societies such as the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(ASAPS) and have qualified through, and be a member of The Royal Australian College of Surgeons(RACS).
Many websites suggest you ask how many procedures a doctor has done. I don’t believe this is the case. Rather, listen to how your surgeon discusses this type of surgery- you will quickly get a feel for whether he sounds like he is comfortable with the type of surgery.
Dr Edinburg was recently featured in an article by Sunday Style Magazine (8th March 2015), commenting on Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery and why he turns away 10-20 per cent of potential clients.
DON’T FIX WHAT AIN’T BROKE
Dr Edinburg says…(as reported in the Sunday Style article)
“Deciding on appropriate treatment is not a simple thing. You draw on years of experience, so if a person comes in and says, ‘Fix my nose,’ I ask: ‘What’s wrong with your nose?’
I won’t tell someone what’s wrong with their nose, because I’ll put a concern into their head that they haven’t thought of. [Instead] I say, ‘Name three of four things you don’t like about your nose that indicates to me you have been thinking about it.’ If they can’t, I turn them away.
If I have a patient with body dysmorphia or someone who is overly narcissistic, they won’t get surgery because they’ll never be satisfied with what I do-especially young men. I’m watching for these things all the time. I don’t just make physical assessments; I need psychological insight as well.
One thing I dread is people showing me photos of a favourite celebrity and telling me, for instance, ‘I want breasts like hers.’ I have to point out they can never have breasts like that; their proportions, skin elasticity, underlying muscle, rib cage… they are all different. There is no point operating if you won’t get a good result.
Do I ever look at people on the beach or at a dinner party and think I could make them look better? No. I don’t look at my wife that way, either. I don’t even like telling people what I do for a living as they either don’t talk to me again or keep asking me what I think they need. It is quite painful.
People blame cosmetic surgeons for driving this desire to change and remain youthful, but I don’t agree. I blame the media. Take labiaplasty, for instance; cosmetic surgeons didn’t drive the desire to have pubic hair lasered away and labia plumped up. We are, on the whole, a conservative lot.”
Your face can be silky smooth and your body can be firm and toned but if you have tired-looking eyes that are accentuated by dark circles, lines, bags and puffiness – regardless of everything else, you will look aged. Your eyes alone can make such an impactful difference to your face and overall appearance.
At Eden, we see a variety of patients come in presenting different concerns when it comes to their eyes. More often than not, they share the same goal – that is, to look younger and more rejuvenated.
Here are 4 ways to disguise ageing eyes…
TACKLE SUN DAMAGE AND DRY SKIN
Summer can leave your skin feeling like a dried sultana but there are ways to bounce back to a youthful fresh face. The Eden Institute Medispa has a range of non-invasive options for your post-summer facial rejuvenation.
CONCERN: Skin Discoloration & Pigmentation
CONSIDER: Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Tackle post-summer skin problems with Eden Medispa’s state-of-the-art laser therapies. Unlike older lasers that strip away the skin, ProFractional Laser uses pinpoint, computer-guided precision to create micro-channels in the skin. This initiates the body’s healing response by stimulating new collagen and elastin production, while the surrounding skin remains intact for rapid healing. Laser is also effective at targeting scars and discoloration such as dark sun spots, giving you fresher, smoother, more elastic skin, especially around the eyes and mouth.
For more information on Laser Skin Rejuvenation, click here
CONCERN: Deep Lines and Wrinkles
CONSIDER: Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers
The sun doesn’t just damage the outer layers of your skin. It also damages the collagen in our skin, which can lead to loss of volume and premature ageing. Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles with Wrinkle Relaxers and plump more volume to your skin with Dermal Fillers, giving skin some youthful bounce. Our state-of-the art facilities and professional techniques ensure that your skin will look younger and more revitalised whilst maintaining full facial expression.
For more information on Cosmetic Injections, click here
CONCERN: Dehydrated, Ageing or Crepey Skin
CONSIDER: Platelet Rich Plasma PRP
Stimulate the post-summer skin repair from the inside out with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) technology, our newest innovative Medispa treatment at Eden. PRP is a medical treatment that can help to improve the volume, tone and texture of the skin in addition to other uses and benefits. Put simply it involves the re-introduction of your own blood platelets to an area for rejuvenation. It acts by stimulating the body into producing new collagen and hyaluronic acid and this helps to improve the appearance of sagging skin, fill lines and wrinkles and plump areas that have lost volume over time.
For more information on PRP, click here
Contact The Eden Institute today to find out more on how we can tailor a skin treatment for you!
Almost every woman has pondered the natural curves of her body and breasts, sometimes finding a lack of fullness, too little cleavage, breasts that appear heavy or sagging, post baby or the natural ageing process.
The art of finely crafted plastic surgery has given me the opportunity to enhance and restore where necessary one’s natural shape in a way that makes my patient feel comfortable and satisfied.
Determining what’s right for you is a fine-tuned art that combines technique with an eye for artistic balance and beauty. With over 20 years of experience, I have helped enhance thousands of woman’s natural curves through precision breast augmentation, lifts and reductions, creating harmony with your body’s natural shape. Here’s an overview of your options to improve your bust at the Eden Institute and how I can help.
Pregnancy is a wonderful and significant life event for a woman – there is no doubt about that. However it is also inevitable that your body will undergo changes after giving birth, especially after multiple pregnancies.
PATIENT CASE STUDY
Recently a lovely patient (age 37) came to see Dr Edinburg concerned about all the excess skin that had stretched from her four pregnancies. Despite diet and exercise efforts, she felt that there was no way of it ever bouncing back. The hanging skin caused a great deal of discomfort for her physically, including skin irritations trapped underneath her “apron of skin”. Due to the discomfort near her abdominal area, exercising became a challenge. She also felt disheartened knowing that no matter how much weight she lost, she would always be left with the excess skin. As a result, her tummy would always bulge underneath the outside edges of her underwear and this became extremely frustrating for the patient as she felt the need to constantly adjust herself in public. Extra large clothes or maternity clothing became her only option in an attempt to cover up her belly. Naturally the patient’s confidence levels dropped significantly.