Ageing takes its toll on us all.  As we begin to get older we notice changes in our skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, loss of volume, large pores and pigmentation.  Skin rejuvenation is now a possibility for all of us.

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we specialise in facial and skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing procedures.  After the age of twenty, our skin begins to lose the vital building blocks that are necessary for vital, youthful appearing skin.  These building blocks are; collagen, elastin and natural product (term forbidden by TGA).  The goal of facial and skin rejuvenation is to replace these vital building blocks in the skin to restore the skins youthful appearance.

There are two approaches to restoring these basic building blocks.  Dermal fillers are an artificial way of supplementing the skin with natural product (term forbidden by TGA).  Natural Product (term forbidden by TGA) works by attracting water molecules to boost the volume of your skin.  Although dermal fillers can produce instant results, their effects last only for about three months.

A more natural approach to skin rejuvenation, however one that takes much longer to take effect, is to induce the body to produce elastin and collagen.  Not only is it natural but the results are long-lasting as well.  Techniques that induce the body to produce more collagen include; Laser Genesis, Thread Lift, Factor 4, Skin Needling and Bio Stimulation Dermal Fillers.

Interestingly, anti-wrinkle injections work by causing the muscle to relax and the skin to stretch as a consequence.  The effect of stretching the skin is to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The goal of skin rejuvenation is to restore lost volume, which anti-wrinkle injections do not do.  Often the combination of anti-wrinkle injections together with a volume enhancing procedure such as dermal fillers or factor 4, has the best results.

We look forward to your visit.  

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field, and the mother of two children.

Thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that aims to lift sagging skin on the neck and face using a specially designed surgical thread. The thread has small cones along its length which provide traction points as well as providing a foreign body. A foreign body reaction to these cones acts to build up new collagen formation which helps restore volume.

The Beauty Booster treatment is a revolutionary treatment which plumps the skin creating a youthful appearance.  It uses the V2 Injector to inject small micro injections of the natural product (term forbidden by TGA) (dermal filler) product into the skin, evenly over the whole face as well as along the wrinkle lines. You will be amazed by the results.

Anti Wrinkle injections do not enhance the building blocks of the skin.  Instead, they cause facial muscles to relax, causing the skin above to stretch and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.  It is also used to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming static wrinkles.

Dermal fillers contain natural product (term forbidden by TGA) which is one of the natural building blocks of the skin.  When injected beneath the skin it attracts water which helps to plump the skin and create volume to fill out sunken skin and fill our wrinkles and folds.  The effects are immediate, but not as long lasting as other procedures which enhance the body’s own collagen production.

PRP makes use of the body’s natural healing mechanisms.  PRP contains 90% platelets compared to 6% in the blood.  The effect of the platelets and growth factors promotes a healing reaction in the skin which causes an increased production of collagen.  The increase in collagen plumps the skin giving it a more youthful appearance.

Factor 4 is the next generation of PRP. It is four times more powerful than PRP.  This is because the plasma is incubated for a period of time, allowing the production of more growth factors before injecting into the skin.  Similar to PRP, once injected into the skin, a healing reaction is initiated resulting in an increased production of collagen.

Skin needling is an amazing skin rejuvenation treatment! Don’t be put off by the bleeding or the pain.  A topical anaesthetic is used to minimise any pain.  Skin needling creates micro-injuries to the skin which initiates a healing response which results in more collagen for your skin.  It is completely natural, the effects are gradual but long lasting.

This is the latest technology in dermal fillers.  Dermal fillers can now contain a substance known as Calcium Hydroxylapatitie (CaHA).  This helps to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen.  With immediate effects and long lasting results, Bio Stimulation Dermal Fillers are fast becoming a popular choice.

A non-surgical facelift is a non-invasive way of having a facelift when a more subtle change is needed.  It is not a substitute for having a facelift.  A non-surgical facelift can combine several treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers or laser genesis. Often it is the combination of treatments that yield the best results.

LED Light Therapy helps to maintain skin integrity as well as a youthful appearance.  It does this without the use of chemicals or needles.  It is often used as part of a high-performance facial.  It has been clinically proven to boost collagen and elastin production to produce anti ageing results.

Laser Genesis works by stimulating new skin and collagen production.  This enhances the skin’s volume to effectively smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, fade pigmentation and scarring.  Laser Genesis takes time for the collagen formation to build up.  Results are not instantaneous but are long lasting.  A series of six to ten treatments are required, with results usually appearing after three to four treatments.

Kleresca Skin Rejuvenation has been given the TGA tick of approval.  This new treatment is a great way to restore your skin volume. This non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment has been proven to increase the body’s natural collagen production by up to 400%*.

A non-surgical eye lift is a new procedure offered by Advanced Cosmetic Medicine. It works by using the power of Plasma.  The plasma causes the skin to tighten and shrink, helping to reduce droopy eyelids and under eye bags.

Skin Rejuvenation

The techniques of skin rejuvenation as described above, can equally be employed to rejuvenate the skin on any part of the body.  Bio Stimulation dermal fillers are becoming the standard treatment for rejuvenation of hands.  Once again, a combination of treatments often yields the best results.  Hand pigmentation can be treated with the 532nm Excel V laser, for those that are affected by age spots.

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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031


Opening Times

Dr Targett will be away on annual leave from 24th Dec 2019 until 17th Jan 2020.  When she returns, she will be available at Unit 58, 41-47 Melbourne Street at the following times;

Monday10:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday10:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday10:30am to 6.00pm
Thursday10:30pm to 6:00pm
Friday9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am to 2:00pm


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