It’s normal for your facial features to lose definition as you age, but rather than let nature and ageing get the better of you, you can enlist the help of these preventive tips and age-defying treatments to restore youthful-looking features. Continue reading
Stamp your mark on the world this spring with the latest collagen inducing therapy. Dermastamp is the latest microneedling treatment that stimulates your body’s innate ability to repair and rejuvenate. Dermastamp® is a non-invasive treatment designed to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which works to smooth and plump the skin from the inside out, for improved skin tone and texture. Some people also refer to Dermastamp® treatments as Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy. Continue reading
The eyes are a window to the soul, and can also be the first area on our face to show tell-tale signs of ageing.
Muscle layers beneath our eyelid skin weaken as we age, causing sagging and bags under the eyes. The collagen and elastin in our skin also breaks down as we age, causing our skin to lose its elasticity. This, combined with factors such as sun damage, can lead to a ‘fatigued’ look in the eye area.
Facial ageing takes form through three types of changes on our complexion – sagging skin, loss of volume and uneven skin tone. With a host of facial rejuvenation options available, navigating the realms of anti-ageing can be overwhelming and confusing. How do you know which treatment will best address your concerns? Do you need a face lift or will non-surgical treatments achieve the same results you’re after? This rough guide below can act as your starting point. Ultimately, a one-on-one consultation with me will best determine what the right approach is for you. Continue reading
Dr Mark Edinburg is the Medical Director of the Eden Institute, with over 20 years of experience in the plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery industry. Every year, he attends the ASAPS (Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) conference to keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Here, Dr Edinburg shares his experience on what’s going on in the industry and what it could mean to you! I attend the ASAPS (Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) conference every year – it’s one of the few times Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons get to meet each other in Australia. It was such a valuable few days. We got to meet global experts to discuss the latest Plastic Surgery trends and innovations, and also speak amongst ourselves, to exchange ideas and share advice After many years of attending these conferences, there aren’t many new techniques I’m unaware of. However, it was really valuable discussing the finer aspects of more complicated surgeries, both with overseas experts and local colleagues. Here are the latest practitioner updates from the 2015 ASAPS conference:FAT TRANSFERS: I spent a day in a masterclass on fat transfers, which are considered a new ‘trend’ in plastic surgery. From my experience, Fat transfers are in the early stages of development and research, and the results are unproven, very variable and unreliable. In my practice, I generally recommend fillers or other treatment choices for sagging, wrinkled or tired under-eye areas. Although fat transfers may sound like they could be used for many people, in reality it’s not the most appropriate treatment for most patients. Continue reading
SARAH’S STORY: Sarah was getting married and wanted to rejuvenate her look in preparation for her special day. She noticed a few things that were making her look older and tired – essentially she felt like she had lost her vivaciousness.
DR EDINBURG:“During my consultation with Sarah, I was able to understand what her concerns were. Her big day was coming up and it’s only natural she wanted to look her best. I recommended Face Lift Surgery along with Upper Eye Lids Surgery to refresh and lift her facial features, restoring that youthful look she was after.
The eyes are one of the most expressive and defining features of our face. This feature communicates our age – with the result that we sometimes look older than we truly feel.
A host of factors such as our genetics, skin type and environmental elements like sun damage, can cause eyelids to sag, droop and become heavy and puffy – creating that ‘fatigued’ or ‘aged’ look we are looking to avoid.
The ageing process also plays a huge role. Muscle layers beneath our eyelid skin weaken and sag as we age, and fat deposits shift in response to weakened tissues, causing puffiness and bags under the eyes.
Additionally, changes occur in the skin itself. The collagen and elastin that provides support to the skin break down over time, causing the skin to lose elasticity and become lax.
But it’s not all bad. There are numerous options available to address these issues. One of these is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), which can be performed either on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid – or both. The surgery process involves removing the excess skin and fat, tightening the muscles, and smoothing out lines and wrinkles near the eye region, for a more youthful-looking you. My patients often report that their eyes and face look more open and lively after the surgery.
So what’s the difference between an Upper and Lower Eye Lid Surgery? How do you know which one you need?
Time to come out of winter hibernation and herald the arrival of spring – the perfect time for a skin makeover!
At Eden’s MediSpa we offer a number of treatments that can help combat the signs of ageing, leaving your face feeling fresh, brighter and more youthful. Here are three ways you can step into spring looking more radiant.
Smooth Your Skin
Winter can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it dry, dull and lifeless. Get back your youthful glow, boost hydration, improve skin tone and texture with medical-grade smoothing treatments at Eden’s Medispa.
Try Dermastamp (Skin Needling), a non-invasive, vibrational stamping device that uses fine needles to reinvigorate the skin. Dermastamp can stimulate and promote the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, reviving your complexion whilst targeting a host of skin issues such as scarring, pigmentation and fine lines. There are different types of skin needling on the market. Dermastamp needs to be done in a clinic, and can be done in conjunction with other treatments.
Cosmetic Injections like Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers are increasingly popular for targeting wrinkles, fine lines and for giving your face volume and fullness, so you can lose the drawn and exhausted look. As the procedure is non-invasive, it’s an efficient and effective way to refresh your look instantly. You can even do it during your lunch break!
However as with any cosmetic procedure, it’s best to do your research beforehand to ensure safe and satisfactory outcomes.
Here are three things to keep in mind before you try Cosmetic Injections:
1. NOT ALL INJECTABLES ARE THE SAME
Just like anything else you may buy, not all products are of the same quality and this also applies to injectables. Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers come with different compositions, scientific research and company reliability – all factors that can impact on your treatment outcomes. If you are looking into Cosmetic Injections, don’t be shy about questioning where the products have come from and the scientific studies behind them. This is your face at stake after all. At Eden Institute, we are committed to only purchasing and administering high quality products backed by reputable companies with guaranteed experience, reliability and results. We choose what we believe are the ‘Rolls Royce’ products.