Hmmm, I usually love an infusion of sorts… tea infusions, alcoholic beverage infusions, (not necessarily blood infusions lol) but I have to say I’ve never heard of a dermal infusion. However, I’m always interested in anything Dr Bryan Mendelson’s Skin & Injecting Clinic is doing, and dermal infusions is where it’s at. Let’s check it out.
What is a Dermal Infusion?
Most of us have heard of a peel, or Chemical peel… so a dermal infusion is best described as a peel of sorts, but much more effective and without the Chemical part! It is a skin nourishing treatment that encourages the growth of new skin cells and expels any nasties that might be hiding. Like a super exfoliation but with so many more benefits. It generates collagen by delivering several active ingredients, including Vitamin A which is one of the best anti-ageing ingredients we can feed our skin, into your dermis layer where it counts. As well as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and full of antioxidants it is said to help with acne, ageing, rosacea, age spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as generally increasing the health of your skin and giving it a radiant glow and more youthful appearance.
Natasha Laouta, Dermal Clinician from Dr Mendelson’s Skin & Injecting Clinic says, “Dermal infusion is gentle on the skin but has a powerful proven ability to correct ageing, rosacea, pigmentation and other conditions. It works by infusing the skin with specific vitamins and nutrients to help it function optimally.”
As well as all of this, this awesome new, natural treatment is said to:
Working with Nature
I love the idea of more natural treatments. Working with what nature provides has got to be much kinder to our skin, and ultimately provide more natural looking and overall pleasing results. I think we’re only just figuring out how to harness nature’s goodies for our skin and appearance and combine it with the latest technology to actually fuse it with our bodies and regenerate our appearances in a more natural and organic method. Dermal infusion certainly does this and this treatment, for me, has got to be the most interesting concepts of 2017.
If you’re looking for something to revitalise your skin, turn back the clock a little and have you feeling fab over summer, phone Natasha at Dr Mendelson’s Skin & Injecting Clinic on (03) 9826 0977.
#Article Source: https://www.plasticsurgeryhub.com.au/dermal-infusion/
Summertime usually means social time. There’s the parties, the gatherings, Christmas, New Years Eve, time off work, catching up with friends new and old… Internationally renowned Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bryan Mendelson, and his Skin & Injecting Clinic in Melbourne are always at the forefront of the latest and most effective skin rejuvenation practices and we’ve heard their latest intensive skin treatment is absolutely amazing.
The Mendelson Medi-Facial is said to be the ultimate rejuvenation treatment for skin and was created specifically for their clients by their in-house Dermal Clinician, Natasha Laouta, who has over 18 years of experience and typical of Dr Mendelson and his staff, is one of the best in the industry.
The Mendelson Medi-FacialA six step, intensive treatment, it is specifically designed to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. “The Mendelson Medi-Facial nourishes, hydrates and refreshes the skin, ultimately restoring its suppleness while minimising wrinkles, brightening pigmentation and stimulating tissue repair,” says Natasha.
Six StepsThe six steps include: cleansing to remove skin impurities, dirt and oil; a superfruit enzyme exfoliator to smooth, calm and soften the skin; deep thermal cleansing; oxygenation mask; LED light therapy, and; a peptide infusion gel mask with a unique formula of peptides, stem cells and anti-ageing ingredients. These all work together to ultimately exfoliate and increase hydration, minimise fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a smoothness, softness and noticeably healthier glow.
Not only this, but Natasha tells us that the Mendelson Medi-Facial comes with a gentle pressure point scalp and face massage (sign me up!) to create a 90 minute relaxing and rejuvenating experience that will have you walking out of there feeling as though you have a new face!
We are told that the Mendelson Medi-Facial is also recommended to have with other add-ons if you wish to get even better results. Natasha says, “a Lactic Peel, Hydrodermabrasion and Comedone/milia extraction all complement the Medi-Facial and also add extra relaxation and refreshment to the overall experience.”
I don’t know about any of you, but if I was in Melbourne right now I’d be booking in for one tomorrow!
If you’d like to find out more about the Mendelson Medi-Facial visit Dr Mendelson’s Facebook Page or their website https://bmendelson.com.au/. To make a booking phone the clinic on (03) 9826 0977.
#Article Source: https://www.plasticsurgeryhub.com.au/mendelson-medi-facial/
Aesthetic treatments are more effective than ever, and in turn, clients increasingly demand zippier procedures with the absolute minimum downtime.
Sending your client into tranquil serenity during an appointment has a myriad of benefits. In fact, studies show that light-based skin treatments work best on patients who meditate throughout.Despite the results-driven nature of our industry, relaxation need not be compromised.
This is why dermal clinician Natasha Laouta incorporates a gentle pressure point scalp and face massage into her high-tech, medi-facials at the Skin & Injecting Clinic on behalf of Dr Bryan C Mendelson.
She says the Mendelson Medi-Facial is most popular with busy clients as it’s jam packed with results-inducing elements like LED therapy, an oxygenating mask and peptide infusions. It’s bang for buck for the time-poor.
“I have found that acupressure scalp and facial massage has a beneficial effect on patients,” says Natasha. “Staying calm throughout encourages both internal and external healing. I see patients responding more positively when they are in a relaxed state of mind.
Acupressure is a therapy developed in Asia more than 5000 years ago. Practitioners use fingers to press key healing points and so stimulate the body’s natural self-curing function.“Using the technique, I aim to reduce tension and enhance the mood of patients through the alleviation of daily stress.”
The technique uses the same pressure points as acupuncture. Aficionados believe stimulation can release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood thus enhancing overall health and beauty.
“There are seven main pressure points on the head and facial regions, all of which can provide marked relief and various therapeutic benefits,” Natasha explains.
“During facial treatment I simply apply then release firm finger pressure on these five points.”
Third-eye point is situated at the central point of the forehead, where it meets the bridge of the nose (above). Stimulation of The Third Eye acupressure point is believed to promote balance in the endocrine system with many benefits: stress reduction, relief from headaches and stomach aches, radiance and overall health.
Bright light is located just below the eyebrows towards the inner corners of the eye. Applying gentle pressure on these points simultaneously is thought to relieve eye-strain related headaches along with sinus issues such as allergies and hay fever.
Facial beauty is found at the bottom of the cheekbone. Activation of these points can aid in healing tooth aches, nose congestion and combat fatigue.
Sun point is situated at the point of depression of the temples and approximately two centimetres outside the eyebrows. By pressing the temples, you can improve overall mental state and reduce headaches.
Crown is a small hollow on the crown of the head between the cranial bones. Pressure on this point on the crown is thought to improve memory and concentration.
#Article Source: http://spaandclinic.com.au/2016/11/acupressure-beautiful-point-difference/
If you’re looking for the ideal skin preparation to kick off the new season and all the social events that come with it, the new Mendelson Medi-Facial is everything you’re after and more.
Created in-house by Dermal Clinician, Natasha Laouta from the Skin & Injecting Clinic on behalf of Dr Bryan C Mendelson, the medi-facial is a six-step, intensive treatment that incorporates the following:
A gentle, antioxidant rich cleanser
I’d heard that peptide infusion makes the skin perfect for make-up application and, following the experience, I will definitely be going back on the regular; it was an unforgettable treatment.
The entire 90 minutes in Natasha’s chair was sublimely luxurious and, most notably, effective but there were a few moments for me that made it particularly impressive.
The oxygenating mask
After smoothing the mask on my face, Natasha carefully poured a catalyst solution on my chin, cheeks and forehead to activate the stabilised oxygen molecules (never fear, they do not cause free radicals), before softly blending in circles to create a chemical reaction, which resulted in a rich foam forming on the skin’s surface; it felt like I had a fluffy cloud on my face.
LED light therapy
Helping to renew the skin and restore its suppleness, for 12 glorious minutes I relaxed under the warm glow of my first LED light therapy experience. I could have stayed there forever. It was quite the treat.
Peptide infusion gel mask
With my face still warm from the LED light therapy, a cool peptide infusion gel mask was applied to my face in two sections.
The mask incorporates an innovative technology called Transdermal Cosmetic Delivery (TCD), which ensures key ingredients are activated by skin temperature.
By rapidly minimising dehydrated skin and improving the skin’s self-moisturising properties, the mask leaves the skin smooth and moisturised and promotes elasticity.
As I enjoyed the peptide infusion Natasha treated me to a pressure-point scalp massage, which was so relaxing it had me fighting off the urge to take a little nap.
Looking in the mirror after getting up from Natasha’s chair, the results were immediately visible – my skin was luminescent, polished and soft.
As I had hoped, my makeup application the following day was flawless – it was like my skin suddenly had its own in-built primer, making the treatment PERFECT for occasions like Spring Racing, weddings, Christmas parties and New Year’s celebrations.
The Mendelson Medi-Facial is a prescriptive facial and not currently featured on the Skin and Injecting Clinic’s website. To experience the facial, simply contact the clinic and book in an appointment with Natasha today.
*Disclosure – My Mendelson Medi-Facial treatment was kindly offered complimentary for review as an existing customer but this did not in any way influence my opinion on the results or experience.
#Article Source: http://www.the-page.com.au/beauty/the-mendelson-medi-facial-the-newest-intensive-spring-skin-treatment/
Growing older is inevitable. But actually looking your age has become more of a choice than an unalterable reality with increasing numbers of men seeking out professional help to keep themselves looking the right side of 50.
But is anyone buying what these blokes are putting down?
Earlier this year, Tom Cruise set tongues and Twitter wagging when he appeared on the red carpet at the BAFTAs. The Mission: Impossible star was looking decidedly puffy in the face.
While Cruise has not confirmed any nips or tucks, rumours abound that the 54-year-old-actor (who is arguably in better shape than myself and many of my peers) had undergone a round of 'fillers' – injectables that help reduce the sign of wrinkles by literally filling them in from underneath.
The fact that Cruise may have succumbed to cultural pressures to look younger than he is wasn't the issue. What was so shocking was the drastic difference in his appearance, with one commentator describing him as "a hamster in a tuxedo".
According to Dr Bryan Mendelson from the Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, part of this is because men tend to wait until the damage is already done before they try to address it.
"It is generally said ... that male attractiveness peaks at a much later age than it does for women," Mendelson says.
"This may explain why men seem to worry less about the aging process until it is well established, which presumably explains why in general they have surgery performed at a later age."
Cathriona Flanagan, head dermal therapist at Sydney's Face of Man, says that Cruise's mistake is a common one made by many men opting for a tune up.
"Older men are looking for a fast fix rather than a slower, more subtle approach to getting that fresh faced look," she says.
The uncanny valley
Another reason that Cruise, and many other men trying to turn back the clock, fail to be praised for looking so surprisingly fresh and young is just that – it's a little too fresh, a little too young and a little too sudden.
There's a term in the world of technology and robotics called the uncanny valley. It's a term used to describe the point where a robot becomes so realistic it causes a sense of revulsion in humans.
It's a similar experience when we encounter someone who's gone from looking like a healthy bloke in his mid-50s to, well, a hamster in a tuxedo overnight.
Aged, like whiskey
Another reason is that we've been culturally hard-wired to prefer men who a look a little more weathered and tested by time. In comparison to women, who unfairly suffer from a ridiculous pressure to remain ever youthful, men are actually encouraged and celebrated as they look older.
A quick look at those men who consistently appear on "world's sexiest" lists would prove this theory, with most of the gents taking out top spot sporting more than just a smattering of silver in the hair.
Men like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Idris Elba and even Russell Crowe regularly position quite high in the hierarchy.
"We prefer our men to keep their masculine features, which is what some of these cosmetic procedures tend to alter," explains Flanagan.
"For example, an over use of filler in the cheekbone area. This is considered a beauty trait in females but something we are seeing more of in men."
So is there a happy medium?
Choosing to take the edge of the aging process isn't a bad thing - who doesn't want to look their best until the very end? But there are ways to do this that won't leave you looking like you're cosplaying Benjamin Button.
"The best advice I can offer someone would be to start doing skin rejuvenation treatments such as fractional laser or skin needling and good quality homecare (including sunscreen) as a means for preventive," says Flanagan.
"You don't develop permanent wrinkles until your mid to late 30s or even early 40s, so I wouldn't recommend Botox earlier than this."
"Most patients in Australia are just wanting to 'look good for their age'," explains Dr Mendelson. "This means looking healthy and vital. There is a phenomena we call the 'Melbourne look'. That is, natural and subtle, not obvious.
"Get good advice, which may require visiting a couple of recommended prospective surgeons to find the surgeon who specialises in surgery of the face and who you feel comfortable with; and prepare yourself for the surgery with good health, fitness, and especially weight control."
Think men should avoid getting work done? Tell us what you think below.
Up until very recently it was thought that tightening the skin was the best method for smoothing out those wrinkles and lines that come with ageing. However this is not necessarily the case. Dr Bryan Mendelson, Plastic Surgeon and internationally recognised authority on facial anatomy and ageing, uses a procedure he calls “Bright Eyes”, or Internal Fixation, being lauded as the most natural and lasting technique around today.
Blepharoplasty has helped thousands of patients restore and refresh the eye area to turn back the clock. The Internal Fixation technique is where the skin is brought back to where it was before it started to sag, creating a more distinct fold above the eye. Not stretching or removing any of your actual surface skin, the skin is gently pulled back to its original position due to the anchoring that occurs underneath the skin. Dr Mendelson says, “The longevity of the Internal Fixation procedure is due to it taking effect beneath the skin, and not on it. Any procedure that pulls or removes excess skin in this area (as all areas on the face), will lead to distortion and short term results, as the skin stretches over time, and is not recommended.”
Facial ageing occurs because of the loosening of muscles and tissues beneath the skin in the deeper layers. As Dr Mendelson says, tightening the skin will only be a temporary solution and is often noticeable and appears “forced”.
Natural Looking Results
The Internal Fixation technique is said to give completely natural looking results as the skin does not appear pulled or overstretched. Dr Mendelson clarifies why, “The natural shape of the eye forms the basis for the internal fixation with the result being that the eyes look bright and full of life. There is only one small incision, carefully concealed in the eyelid crease, which is undetectable within four months, even when the eyes are closed.”
Blepharoplasty, or eye surgery, is one of the best procedures for turning back the clock a few years. Eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show ageing. The procedure can offer other benefits such as:
The International Society of Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) will hold one of their coveted symposiums next week, and a massive drawcard for this one on the Gold Coast is keynote speaker Dr Bryan Mendelson, Facial Plastic Surgeon based in Melbourne, who will be presenting a comprehensive insight into his work in facial augmentation and rejuvenation of the face.
Highly sought after on the presentation circuit, Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions to the medical industry on the surgical anatomy of the face. With decades of knowledge that he will share with attendees, this is one symposium you won’t want to miss.
Dr Mendelson will be imparting his knowledge on the following topics:
Other subjects to be discussed at the ISAPS Symposium will be facial anatomy, facial ageing, assessment and selection of facial implants, contemporary surgical techniques, the role of pre-formed and custom designed facial implants.
For more info on Dr Mendelson visit his website: https://bmendelson.com.au/.
The downside to being a winter bride is the high chance of suffering from dry, flaky, chapped skin and, as a bride-to-be, I was especially conscious of the impact the changing season would have on my face this year.
After doing some research, I went to visit Natasha Laouta at the Skin & Injecting Clinic (Melbourne) on behalf of Dr Bryan Mendelson for a consultation on the best type of facial treatment to ensure my skin was healthy and glowing for the big day and throughout the winter months.
After an in-depth chat about and examination of my skin concerns Natasha suggested Hydrodermabrasion, explaining that it would effortlessly eliminate dead skin cells while simultaneously using water and oxygen to hydrate.
As someone with moderately sensitive skin, I wasn’t sure how it would react to stronger exfoliation but Natasha assured me she would be using products tailored specifically to my needs.
With over a dozen years of industry experience, I knew I was in the most expert of hands with Natasha.
Lying back in the treatment chair, Natasha talked me through exactly what she was about to do and why. It was a mini-education in dermal therapy, which I found very informative and interesting.
The Hydrodermabrasion treatment itself was painless and quick. I experienced absolutely no redness, irritation or sensitivity following it, only immediate results; my skin was smooth, glowing and fresh, something that has continued three weeks on!
I had my makeup professional done the following day for an event and the makeup artist couldn’t believe how immaculate my skin was and how flawlessly the foundation set.
With zero downtime and no adverse reactions, I’m so pleased I have found this treatment and I’ve booked another appointment with Natasha just two weeks before the wedding.
Here’s to the bridal glow I always hoped to achieve!
For more information about Hydrodermabrasion, contact Dr Bryan Mendelson at the Skin & Injecting Clinic on 03 9826 0977.
Dr Bryan Mendelson is widely regarded as one of Australia’s pre-eminent facial plastic surgeons and was recently the only aesthetic Plastic Surgeon from Australia chosen to contribute to the hugely anticipated surgical book, Dissecting the Facelift.
Dissecting the Facelift
UK publisher BB Publications have released this first of its kind book bringing together the different facelift techniques and approaches gathered from the most respected and highly skilled surgeons around the world. Featuring 260 pages of images, essays and drawings, Dr Mendelson’s contribution focusses on his methodology and approach to the Limited Dissection Composite Facelift, for which he is renowned.
Dr Mendelson’s unique narrative has the ability to take the reader on a journey, and in Dissecting the Facelift, he takes us into the operating theatre and highlights the importance of precise anaesthesia to minimise bleeding and post-operative bruising. Dr Mendelson’s expert understanding of facial anatomy, especially facial spaces and the deeper layers of the face, gives him a highly sought after knowledge of successful facelift techniques.
Previous Publications and Presentations
Not being new to publishing his findings and work, Dr Mendelson has written over 50 scientific papers and delivered over 100 presentations to industry professionals in cities all over the world. His original research into facial ageing was recognised by the premier anatomy book, Gray’s Anatomy. He also authored a book, In Your Face, about why looks are important and which is on bookshelves of surgeons all around Australia and indeed the world.
First to Introduce the Latest Non-Surgical Treatments
Released this month, Dissecting the Facelift is already a book considered essential to any plastic surgeon who wants to be at the forefront of the industry. You can find Dr Mendelson based at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne where he is often the first to introduce the latest non-surgical skin therapies and products from around the world to complement or as stand-alone treatments.