HIFU is the leading technology for fat removal because it offers a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to reduce fat without the need for surgery. It works by using high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. The procedure is typically completed in a single session and results can be seen in as little as three weeks. Additionally, it has fewer side effects than other fat removals.
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) can be an uncomfortable procedure. It uses high-energy sound waves to heat and destroys targeted areas of tissue, which can cause some discomfort or pain. Some people experience a stinging sensation during the treatment, which can last for a few hours after treatment. treatments, such as liposuction.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for HIFU treatments is to consult with our qualified therapist. Your dermal clinician can assess your individual case and provide guidance on whether or not HIFU is right for you.
Fat freezing (also known as cryolipolysis) is a non-invasive, fat-reduction procedure that uses controlled cooling to target and eliminates stubborn fat cells. The cooling process induces apoptosis (cell death) in fat cells, resulting in a reduction of fat in the treated area. LIPOcel HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) is a non-invasive, body contouring treatment that uses ultrasound energy to permanently destroy fat cells. HIFU works by delivering precisely targeted ultrasound waves to the treatment area, which create heat and destroy the fat cells. Unlike fat freezing, LIPOcel HIFU does not cause any damage to the surrounding tissue.
Yes, Lipocel is generally considered to be a safe treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure and has no known side effects. The most common side effects reported include mild redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. It is important to follow the recommended aftercare instructions to ensure the best results and minimize any potential risks.
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most common in the buttocks and thighs of women, but can also be found on the stomach, hips, and arms. Cellulite is not caused by being overweight and does not necessarily indicate an unhealthy lifestyle.
Cellulite is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. The primary cause of cellulite is an increase in the number of fat cells in the area, which causes the skin to become dimpled. Other contributing factors are a decrease in circulation, a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, and a decrease in muscle tone.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to getting rid of cellulite. However, the Alma Unison Body Contouring System uses advanced energy-based treatments that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, such as focused ultrasound and radiofrequency. These treatments work by targeting and tightening the underlying fat and skin layers, which can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, Alma Unison’s body contouring treatments can help to increase collagen production, which can further reduce the appearance of cellulite.
It is impossible to answer this question without knowing more information about your specific situation, such as the condition of your skin, your goals, and the type of treatment you will receive. We recommend that you schedule a consultation with a qualified professional to get a personalized treatment plan.
Loose skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, weight loss, post-pregnancy, genetics, sun exposure, and dehydration. Aging causes the skin to lose its elasticity and collagen, which can lead to sagging skin. Weight loss can cause the skin to become loose because the skin does not have the same amount of fat and muscle to hold it in place. Genetics can also play a role in loose skin, as some people are more prone to having less elastic skin than others. Sun exposure can damage the skin and cause it to become loose, while dehydration can also cause the skin to become less elastic.
The accent prime is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radio frequency energy to heat and tightens loose skin. During the treatment, the radio frequency energy stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to firm and tighten the skin. The heat also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while increasing the skin’s elasticity. The Alma Unibody also helps to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
The number of treatments you will need will vary depending on your individual goals and the condition of your skin. It is best to speak to a qualified professional who can assess your skin and provide you with a tailored treatment plan.
The Accent Prime Neck and Jaw Lift is a non-surgical, skin-tightening treatment for the neck and jawline area. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a lifting and tightening effect. The results can last up to a year or more.
It is difficult to answer this question as it will depend on the individual and the severity of their condition. It is best to consult with an experienced therapist who can evaluate your condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
No, the accent prime treatments are not painful for the face. The treatments are non-invasive and do not cause any discomfort or pain. The treatments use light-based technology to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, break down fat, and contour the jawline.
We employ two innovative technologies: SkinPen and Morpheus8. SkinPen is a state-of-the-art micro-needling device that creates micro punctures on the skin surface, triggering a wound healing response and thereby stimulating collagen production. This is particularly effective in treating scars, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and stretch marks.
Morpheus8 is another breakthrough technology we use, which combines micro-needling with radiofrequency for fractional resurfacing. This technology delivers energy deep into the skin, targeting the deeper layers and stimulating collagen production. This unique combination helps rejuvenate your skin, improve its texture and tone, and treat a variety of skin concerns such as pigmentation, texture irregularities, stretch marks, and acne scarring.
Our treatments can address a wide variety of skin concerns. For instance, fine lines and wrinkles can be significantly reduced with the stimulation of collagen production, a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic. Acne scars, pigmentation, and stretch marks can be visibly reduced as our treatments promote the formation of new, healthy skin tissue. Additionally, our procedures can also improve skin texture and enlarged pores by promoting the repair and regeneration of skin cells.
Our SkinPen and Morpheus8 treatments are versatile and can be used on various areas of the body. This includes the face for improving complexion and reducing wrinkles; the neck and décolletage for enhancing skin firmness; and the abdomen for tightening loose skin. Treatment areas can be tailored to individual client’s needs, ensuring you get the best possible results.
Yes, thanks to Morpheus8’s colour blind technology, our treatments are suitable for all skin types, including darker tones. This technology allows us to perform procedures with a minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, ensuring the treatment is safe and effective for everyone.
All our treatments are performed by experienced and trained consultants who prioritise client safety and satisfaction. Our consultants are well-versed in the operation of SkinPen and Morpheus8 technologies and have the expertise to tailor treatments to individual client’s needs and skin types.
After treatment, it’s normal to experience a mild skin response that might make your skin appear sunburnt. This can include redness, tightness, and tenderness, along with some pinpoint bleeding. However, this response is a good sign as it stimulates and builds new collagen in your skin. Typically, this redness will subside 24 hours post-treatment, and the skin will turn more pink in colour. The skin will generally return to normal within 4 days post-treatment. Some individuals may experience dryness for about 3 days after the procedure, but this is also a normal part of the skin’s healing process.
To book an appointment for SkinPen or Morpheus8 treatments, please call us on 03 9939 3249 today for a free consultation! Our Melbourne clinic accepts appointments 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday.
Yes, dermaplaning is excellent for the skin. By exfoliating the top layer of your skin, it helps to unclog pores, reduce acne and breakouts, improve texture and tone, and enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products.
Results of dermaplaning are immediate. Your skin will look brighter and feel smoother right after the procedure. However, as the skin naturally regenerates, it’s recommended to have dermaplaning treatments every 3-4 weeks to maintain the benefits.
Before your dermaplaning treatment in Melbourne, make sure your skin is clean and free of any product. Avoid any other type of exfoliation for at least a few days before your treatment. Also, ensure any cuts or wounds on your face have fully healed.
The pros of dermaplaning include: improved skin texture and tone, reduction of fine lines, better absorption of skincare products, and no downtime. Cons may include: slight redness after the procedure, potential for minor irritation, and not suitable for those with active acne.
No, dermaplaning does not hurt. It’s a gentle, non-invasive treatment that many people find relaxing.
While both methods remove vellus hair, dermaplaning uses a specialised blade to also exfoliate the top layer of the skin, providing a deeper level of exfoliation than regular shaving.
For optimal results, we recommend scheduling dermaplaning treatments every 3-4 weeks. This aligns with your skin’s natural regeneration cycle, allowing each session to exfoliate the new layer of skin.
Book your dermaplaning appointment at our Melbourne clinic today. Our professional, skilled consultants are ready to help you reveal your skin’s natural glow and beauty.
This body contouring treatment, similar to CoolSculpting, leverages Cryolipolysis or fat freezing technology to address stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise.
This popular treatment operates by delivering controlled cooling to specific fat cells, causing them to freeze and eventually die. The body then naturally removes these dead cells over time.
The process is typically comfortable for most people. A cold sensation may be felt initially, but this usually subsides as the area becomes numb.
Each session generally lasts between 40-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. It’s a swift, non-surgical procedure available in the city.
The treatment can be used on various body parts, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, and under the chin.
Visible fat reduction may start to show after 3-4 weeks following a session, with optimal results typically seen after a couple of months.
Yes, the fat cells destroyed and eliminated from the body during this procedure will not regenerate.
Side effects are typically minimal but can include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity at the treatment site.
Yes, combining this treatment with other non-surgical procedures can potentially enhance overall body contouring results.
The cost can vary depending on the specific area being treated and the number of sessions required. It’s advisable to consult with the provider for an accurate estimate.
Multiple treatments are needed as collagen remodelling takes time. The exact number will depend on the type of scar, the severity of scarring, and the level of improvement required. Depressed acne scars typically take a series of at least 6 treatments.
The aim is significant improvement but it is important to understand that the skin will never look 100% again after scarring has formed. With acne scarring, we have an expectation of at least a 50% improvement and obviously we aim for much better.
There has been an increasing trend to be proactive with surgical scars to try and prevent a large scar developing rather than wait until an unsightly scar has developed then have to treat a bad scar. For scar reduction after general surgical procedures, we wait until stitches are removed before laser treatments, usually at about 2 weeks. After plastic surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgeon, we wait to start any laser treatment until post-operative clearance is given, which is usually about 6 weeks after surgery.
There will be different preparation instructions depending on the treatment you’ll be receiving. For most of our treatments, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and fake tanning for one month prior to treatment, cleanse your skin, and ensure you’re not wearing hairspray, perfume, or aftershave on the day of your treatment, and avoid waxing your hair or using a depilator.
It depends on the treatment you receive. But, in most cases, you’ll need to wear sunscreen daily to protect your renewed skin cells from sun damage. If you receive laser therapy, you may want to use a cold compress immediately after treatment to reduce any potential swelling.
We use various types of lasers, such as the Fraxel Dual laser, and microneedling technologies, like the M-Pen and Vivace RF, depending on the type and severity of your scars.
How soon can I see results from the scar removal treatment?
Scar healing and improvement are gradual processes that can take several weeks to months to become evident. The exact timeline can vary depending on the specific treatment used and the severity of your scarring.
Most types of scars can be improved with our treatments, including acne scars, trauma scars, surgical scars, and even stretch marks. However, the treatment approach may vary depending on the type of scar.
The length of a treatment session can vary depending on the type and size of the scar, but most sessions typically last around 30 to 60 minutes.
Are the scar removal treatments painful?
Our scar removal therapies are virtually pain-free. Depending on the specific treatment, you may feel a mild prickling or heating sensation. We take all necessary steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
SkinPen functions by creating small, controlled injuries in the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing response, which, in turn, encourages the production of collagen and elastin. These proteins are vital for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and overall health, leading to a marked improvement in the texture and appearance of stretch marks.
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on the severity, age, and location of your stretch marks. During your initial consultation, our professional team will assess your skin and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
While individual tolerance levels vary, most patients describe the sensation as minimal discomfort during the procedure. We can apply a topical anaesthetic before the treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
After the treatment, you might experience temporary redness and swelling, similar to a mild sunburn. These symptoms generally subside within a few days.
The cost of the stretch mark removal treatment varies based on the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions required. We encourage you to book a consultation with our experts for a personalised quotation.
SkinPen is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive device that is generally safe for use. Potential side effects include temporary skin irritation, redness, and bruising, but these are usually mild and short-lived. Our team will discuss all potential risks and benefits with you during your consultation.