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Muscle Relaxing Injections – Are All Brands The Same?
Anti Wrinkle Injections

Muscle Relaxing Injections – Are All Brands The Same?

Injectable skincare is in high demand for three reasons: Immediate results It gives the “ageing naturally” appeal It is cost-effective A Little HistoryMuscle relaxing injections was initially used to treat hemifacial spasms also known as facial spasms or face twitching and for pain management. Let’s go back in time when muscle relaxing injections was discovered

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Discover Your Lip Style
Dermal Fillers

Discover Your Lip Style

Since the dawn of time, we have been consistently obsessed with our lips and how to emphasise or reshape them using cosmetics or cosmetic fillers. As far back as five thousand years ago, people in ancient China and Egypt were already crushing up insects and grinding up pigmented rocks to stain their lips red. Even

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How Early Detection of Skin Cancer Can Save Lives
Skin Cancer

How Early Detection of Skin Cancer Can Save Lives

It is incredibly hard to believe that one of the biggest killers in Australia is, in fact, cancer. The horrific truth is that around 2000 Australians die of skin cancer every year, to put this into perspective, roughly 1,500 people die in car accidents per year. Essentially, in Australia, more people are likely to lose

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Managing Patient Expectations In Cosmetic Medicine
Cosmetic Injectables

Managing Patient Expectations In Cosmetic Medicine

In today’s society, people of any age spent more and more hours on social media, especially on Instagram for young women who tend to be “inspired” of what they see online – setting a high bar of unrealistic expectations. Perfection sets to unbelievably 1000 per cent! With these unrealistic expectations, aesthetic and cosmetic medicine is

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The Science Of Being Beautiful
Dr Targett

The Science Of Being Beautiful

Fashion Week might be over, but the biggest fashion show on earth is now starting to make a buzz, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. When it comes to Victoria’s Secret Angels, aside from being fit and charming, the “Angel’s glow” has become their trademark. So, what does it take to have a healthy glow like

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5 Questions You Must Ask Before Getting Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

5 Questions You Must Ask Before Getting Dermal Fillers

The popularity of dermal fillers is on the rise in Australia, and no wonder – these non-surgical enhancements are less invasive and require a shorter recovery time. Not only can dermal fillers help achieve the age-defying results we dream of, but they can also enhance facial contours and reduce the severity of scarring.All cosmetic procedures, surgical or

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Say No To Swelling And Bruising After Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

Say No To Swelling And Bruising After Dermal Fillers

Let’s say you’re thinking of getting dermal fillers because you’ve been getting smile lines or you just want plumper lips. You do your research and find out that while dermal fillers (also known as the lunchtime facial) can be quick and cost-effective, they can also cause swelling and bruising for up to two weeks. That’s

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The Importance Of Getting Regular Skin Checks By Your Doctor
Skin Cancer

The Importance Of Getting Regular Skin Checks By Your Doctor

Skin is the largest organ of the body, the best defence to protect against external injuries, a shield that maintains body temperature, and an armour that prevents loss of body fluids.  Regular skin checks are the best way to protect your future health. Each year, more new cases of skin cancer are being diagnosed than all

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Need to get rid of a mole
Mole Removal

Need to get rid of a mole

Do you need to get rid of a mole? Moles can be a source of embarrassment and concern from both a cosmetic and medical standpoint. However, there are safe mole-removal procedures that can get rid of these permanent blemishes as well as the negative impact it has on a person’s self-esteem. What is a mole?

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Prevention Is Even Better Than A Cure
Cosmetic Injectables

Prevention Is Even Better Than A Cure

In today’s age, we have a lot on our plate. Between work, kids, friends, relationships, eating well, getting enough sleep, hitting work deadlines, calling family, drinking at least 2L of water per day, catching up on emails (the list goes on). Leaving really little room left for downtime or doing things that serve you, like looking

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Why Tear Trough Fillers Help With Loss of Volume
Cosmetic Injectables

Why Tear Trough Fillers Help With Loss of Volume

Under eye bags, dark circles and hollow tear troughs are common concerns for patients who come in feeling like they look tired all the time.  This appearance is due to loss of volume of the underlying tissue. We often recommend tear trough filler, which gives a more refreshed, youthful appearance. This natural loss of volume

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Non-Surgical Hand Rejuvenation For Younger Looking Hands
Cosmetic Injectables

Non-Surgical Hand Rejuvenation For Younger Looking Hands

They say the face is the No.1 indicator of age… and hands are No. 2! While there are many treatments and products on the market that can help to fight the signs of ageing hands, Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is proud to offer the first and only dermal filler treatment deemed safe and effective by the FDA

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Is Medically Managed Weight Loss Right For You?
Weight Loss

Is Medically Managed Weight Loss Right For You?

Obesity has a huge impact on health and wellbeing. It’s only natural that your doctor plays a role in promoting a healthy body weight and healthy body image. If a person is overweight or obese, even small amounts of weight loss (5 per cent of bodyweight, for example 5kg for someone that weighs 100kg) can have

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Thread Lift – Is This The New Facelift?
Skin Rejuvenation

Thread Lift – Is This The New Facelift?

Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body? It helps maintain the skin’s strength and elasticity, however, its natural production decreases with age. Something I’m sure we’re all acutely aware of. Fortunately for those wanting to fight the signs of ageing without the need for surgery, there are plenty of

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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty – The Latest Trend in Aesthetic Medicine
Cosmetic Injectables

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty – The Latest Trend in Aesthetic Medicine

If you told your cosmetic doctor you wanted a smaller or straighter nose a few years ago, your only option would have been to undergo rhinoplasty – a plastic surgery procedure that can leave you 50 shades of black and blue for at least 2 weeks and out of pocket between $8,000 – $20,000 (or

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V2 Beauty Booster – Skin Rejuvenation Like No Other
Cosmetic Injectables

V2 Beauty Booster – Skin Rejuvenation Like No Other

V2 Beauty Booster : Natural Product (term forbidden by TGA) (HA), which is naturally present in our body, performs a fundamental role in keeping the skin in good health. This essential element of the skin retains water like a sponge so as to maintain its hydration. With age, we can lose up to two-thirds of

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Milia And How To Get Rid Of Those Tiny White Bumps
Skin Lesion Removal

Milia And How To Get Rid Of Those Tiny White Bumps

Psst…Those tiny white or yellow-ish bumps under the skin that won’t go away might not in fact be whiteheads. This could explainwhy nothing happens to them no matter how hard you you squeeze or scratch. No pus, no blood. Nada. You’ll find this is likely to just irritate the pesky little things. These otherwise painless bumps

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Biostimulation – The 4 answers to naturally rejuvenating your skin at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.
Cosmetic Injectables

Biostimulation – The 4 answers to naturally rejuvenating your skin at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.

Suffering from coup de vieux, or not recognising oneself due to ageing?  Perhaps you have a birthday looming or want a refresh to re-enter the dating game, but are a surgery virgin? The old-fashioned scalpel need not be mentioned.  New technologies of biostimulation allow you to naturally, using your body’s own healing mechanisms, make your

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Safer Cosmetic Injectables Using AccuVein at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Cosmetic Injectables

Safer Cosmetic Injectables Using AccuVein at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

What if I told you there was a new way to significantly reduce bruising and downtime associated with cosmetic injectables at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine to virtually none ANDmaximise your results at the same time? You’d no longer have to worry about embarrassing tell-tale signs of a visit to your cosmetic doctor or cancelling important social and

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Top 5 Common Skin Problems You Can Solve With Microdermabrasion
Facial Treatments

Top 5 Common Skin Problems You Can Solve With Microdermabrasion

Our skin texture says a lot about us! In fact, our skin shows how much we care about ourselves. If you live a healthy lifestyle, the skin aged gracefully. BUT why settle for less, if you know you can defy ageing without breaking your bank? The million dollar question is, HOW? Dr. Targett recommends Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion

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Top 5 Reasons Why LED Phototherapy is Everyone’s Favourite!
Facial Treatments

Top 5 Reasons Why LED Phototherapy is Everyone’s Favourite!

Phototherapy? Yes, that’s the next best thing! No, we’re not talking about some common trend that goes in and out after a year or two. We are actually talking about a treatment that would turn out to be your best friend for as long as you want and perhaps become addicted to it! That thing

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Is your sleep position contributing to your wrinkles?
Anti Wrinkle Injections

Is your sleep position contributing to your wrinkles?

A new study by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal has found that the position you sleep in can cause sleep wrinkles over time. The compression, tension and shear forces applied to the face when you sleep cause facial distortion when you sleep on your side or your stomach, this leads to sleep wrinkles over time. Sleep

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Silhouette Soft Thread Lift
Skin Rejuvenation

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

Did you ever wish that you could turn back time? Unfortunately, that is an unrealistic phenomenon but luckily here at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we will play a role as your fairy godmother, in a more realistic approach. Well, as we all know, ageing diminishes collagen which results to skin sagging, flattened cheekbones, and noticeable nasolabial folds. Worry not,

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What is LED Light Therapy? It’s a proven way to get a glowing complexion!
Facial Treatments

What is LED Light Therapy? It’s a proven way to get a glowing complexion!

Often used as a step in professional facials (after exfoliation and before hydration), LED is a proven anti-ageing method. But what is it? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy. Not to be confused with laser, the

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FACTOR 4 – Hair Loss Treatment
Cosmetic Injectables

FACTOR 4 – Hair Loss Treatment

Factor 4 is the new generation treatment delivering the gold standard of results in hair and skin regenerative procedures. Factor 4 is a 100% natural and minimally invasive procedure that stimulates the body’s own cells to improve hair growth and overall hair health. Factor 4 uses naturally occurring growth factors, Interluken IL4 / IGF /

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The Excel V Laser Explained
Laser Treatments

The Excel V Laser Explained

The Excel V laser is the newest, most advanced laser for treating vascular skin conditions. It combines two different wavelengths to make it the most effective, versatile and powerful vascular laser available. This includes a powerful 532 nm KTP laser wavelength, in addition to two 1064 nm Nd: Yag laser modes. The Excel V has many benefits over

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Did you know laser Genesis is great for Acne Scars!
Laser Genesis

Did you know laser Genesis is great for Acne Scars!

While the vast majority of acne scars patients are in their teens or early 20s, it’s also becoming more common to see older patients suffering from devastating breakouts. The best thing to do is attack the problem early, in order to prevent lifelong issues, like scarring and pigment alterations. Topical medications like retinoids and anti-bacterial

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Laser Genesis – The New Age Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation
Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis – The New Age Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

Treatment of Wrinkles and Redness, Management of Large Pores and Skin Texture. Procedure Summary: Genesis Indications: Improvement of fine lines, pores and wrinkles, reduction of redness Downtime: None Anaesthetic Needs: None Typical Package: 5 treatments, 1 month apart Laser Genesis is an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in men

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Cosmetic Injectables: Why it is Important to Have a Doctor Perform Your Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic Injectables: Why it is Important to Have a Doctor Perform Your Cosmetic Injectables?

Muscle Relaxants Muscle Relaxants are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Possible side effects include: Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site A headache or flu-like symptoms Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows Crooked smile or drooling Eye dryness or excessive tearing  Although very unlikely, it’s possible for the effect of muscle relaxants

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