Who Are We?

At HEMAC Aesthetic, we are passionate about what we can do to make YOU look your BEST.

We have a team of professionals who will look after you from the time of your consultation, holding your hands through your journey with us in achieving YOUR best look. We treat all medical skin conditions and also offer cosmetic services.

Our laser machines and equipment are top of the range and have proven effectiveness and safety in improving your skin. We know that life can be busy but with our cutting edge new technology lasers, there will be minimal downtime so that you are still on the GO.

Take your time to read what we can offer and speak to our practitioners for more information.

Book in for a free cosmetic consultation and start your journey to a more YOUTHFUL and BEAUTIFUL YOU!

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Services at HEMAC

At HEMAC Aesthetic, our focus is on YOU and how we can achieve the best outcome for your skin concerns. Our medical staff are highly experienced and well trained in all skin and laser procedures.

Dr Sherrie Chew is an Aesthetic doctor who works alongside a renowned cosmetic dermatologist for many years. She keeps herself at the cutting edge of this ever changing, evolving arena of Aesthetic Medicine by attending conferences within and outside of Australia. She regularly travels abroad to broaden her experience and training in all aspects of Aesthetic Medicine. She completed her Post graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine and is a member of Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She abides by the code of practice of the college.

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Your assurance of a high standard

ACNE

Most people would have at some stage battled with acne troubles. This condition mainly occurs in younger people but can also be problematic at later stage of life. Blemishes such as whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules can create marks on the face and sometimes even scars.

Four main factors causing acne:

  • Oil production
  • Dead skin cells
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria

How do HEMAC treat acne?

Today, there are many effective acne treatments which can control the condition.

Depending on the severity of the condition, we will have a customized plan of action to help treat acne on your skin.

Options of treatment include :

  1. ASAP/OBAGI Clensiderm skincare products.Getting the right skincare is a step in the right direction. At HEMAC, we recommends AHAs that are powerful in fighting acne yet gentle enough to not cause significant side effects.
  2. A medicated solution containing benzoyl peroxide/ salicylic acid with antibiotics often clears the skin.This does not mean that the acne will clear overnight but speeds up recovery and minimises the likelihood of scarring.

    At-home treatment requires 4-8 weeks to see improvement. Once acne clears, you must continue to treat the skin to prevent breakouts.

  3. If you have a lot of acne, cysts, or nodules, a medicine that you can buy without a prescription may not work. It is prudent to visit a doctor at this point to minimise your risk of complications which may be temporary (red marks) or permanent (acne scars).

    If you want to see clearer skin, you may need prescription for:

    • Antibiotics (helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation).
    • Birth control pills and other medicine that works on
    • hormones (can be helpful for women).
    • Isotretinoin (the only treatment that works on all that causes acne).
  4. Physical therapies: These are useful adjuncts to improve the skin and to speed up the effects of medications. These devices reduce the acnes bacteria and inflammation under the skin.
    At HEMAC, we will advise you on the type of treatment that can be helpful for your skin.
  • Chemical peels: Glycolic acid/Salicyclic acid/Lactic acid—for blackheads and papules.
  • Acne removal: procedure called “drainage and extraction” to remove a large acne cyst or annoying bumps under skin called milias and whiteheads.
  • Microdermabrasion can remove dead skin and clogged pores, thus improving penetration of skincare products.
  • If you absolutely have to get rid of a cyst quickly, we may inject the cyst with steroid solution.
  • Blu LED light –helps to kill P.acnes bacteria
  • Photodynamic therapy- a combination of all the above for more resistant and severe cases, this treatment is very effective and effects of reducing acne may last for up to 5 years. There is a downtime of 7 days and may require up to 3 sessions.

Outcome

Waiting for acne to clear on its own can be frustrating. Without treatment, acne can cause permanent scars, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.

When the skin clears, treatment should continue to prevent new breakouts.

ACNE SCARS

If acne scars bother you, safe and effective treatment is available. Treatment can diminish acne scars that cause depressions in the skin. Treatment can also safely reduce raised acne scars.
Many treatments are available. Treatments include laser treatments, minor skin surgeries, chemical peels, and fillers.

As we age, acne scars often become more noticeable because our skin loses collagen.

The key to effective treatment is to select the best one for each scar type.

For example, a patient who has some deep scars may benefit from getting a filler, which adds volume to the skin. This may be followed by laser treatments.

Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed. Inflammation reduces the effectiveness of treatment for acne scars.

Treatment

At HEMAC , a tailored treatment plan is created with you. Several considerations such as aggressiveness of treatment, downtime, how many sessions you will need and expectations of the outcome will be discussed in detail before we start.

In creating this plan, the treatment depends on scar types and where the scars appear on your body.
If you have taken isotretinoin to treat acne, be sure to tell your dermatologist BEFORE treatment for acne scars begins.

To obtain the best results, we like to combine different modalities so as to get you the best outcome. AT HEMAC, we have many different lasers working on different layers of the skin in achieving the best outcome.

What treatment is suitable for my skin?

The below table gives an idea on the kind of combination treatments we offer at HEMAC for a certain kind of scar.

Treatment for depressed acne scars Treatment for raised acne scars 
 Acne scar surgery  Injections (corticosteroids,  5-FU)
 Resurfacing: Laser therapy, microdermabrasion  Acne scar surgery
 Fillers  Laser therapy
 Skin tightening  Cryosurgery
 Collagen-induction therapy with micro-needling with Radiofrequency  Scar creams and gels, silicone (dressing and bandages)

Depressed Acne scars:

Best results often come from using 2 or more treatments.

Acne scar surgery:

Minor surgery to treat very noticeable acne scars. The goal is to create a less-noticeable scar. The remaining scar should fade with time.

Surgery to lift the scar or break up scar tissue is to bring a scar closer to the surface of the skin. This tends to make it less noticeable. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and best done prior to laser treatments.

Resurfacing procedures:

Resurfacing removes layers of skin, which allows the body to produce new skin cells.

At HEMAC, we use Fraxis laser (Fractionated carbon dioxide technology).

This is done under local anaesthetic and is generally used to treat a large area- full face, forehead/cheeks  to blend acne scars that are superficial and widespread. By contouring the scar edges, it lessens the appearance of the scar and its shadow that it creates.

Skin fillers:

Fillers can be used to safely and effectively plump depressed acne scars. Many substances can be used such as hyaluronic acids, collagen, patient’s own fat even permanent fillers.

At HEMAC, we recommend hyaluronic acids initially to visualise how good a lift is possible and then to discuss longer term options. These fillers gives very natural and soft effects to the overall appearance of scars.

Skin tightening:

This treatment is safe for all skin colours.

A technology called radiofrequency (RF) is used to tighten the skin. As the skin tightens, depressed acne scars become less noticeable.

Radiofrequency requires repeat appointments. Most patients return once a month for 4 months. After a radiofrequency treatment, many patients say they feel a burning sensation for about 1 hour and their skin has a pinkish colour for 2 to 3 days.

Radiofrequency treatments require some at-home care.

Collagen-induction therapy:

Also known as “needling” or “micro-needling,” this treatment encourages your body to make more collagen.
Many patients require up to 5 treatments every 2-4 weeks for a treatment.
After each treatment, you may have some swelling and possibly bruising. These side effects usually clear within 4 to 5 days.

You will need to follow a skin care plan while undergoing treatment.
Research shows that this is a safe treatment for people of all skin colours.

Raised acne scars

Injections:

Injecting medicine directly into the scars can soften and flatten raised, thick scars.

Getting the best results often requires repeat visits. These injections are usually given once every few weeks. How often you will need to return for treatment depends on the scar and many other considerations. You may need to return once every 2 to 6 weeks for a while.

Many patients receive injections of corticosteroids. A chemotherapy medicine known as fluorouracil (5-FU) can also be effective in treating raised acne scars. Some scars respond best when injections of both 5-FU and corticosteroids are used..

If the scar does not respond (or stops responding) after 6th session, acne scar surgery may be recommended.

Laser Therapy:

Lasers and other light treatments can treat raised scars safely and effectively. Treatment with a pulsed dye laser (PDL)/IRIS can help reduce the itch and pain, diminish colour, and flatten a raised scar. For people with lighter skin, intense pulsed light (IPL) also may be a treatment option.

What outcome can a person with acne scars expect?

Most treatments can reduce the size and visibility of acne scars. With time, many of the treated acne scars fade, making them barely noticeable.

BROKEN CAPILLARIES/ ROSACEA (ROSE-AY-SHA)

Broken capillaries / Rosacea is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people.

The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.

Rosacea can cause more than redness. There are so many signs and symptoms that rosacea has four subtypes all with a background of redness and swelling of face:

  • Acne rosacea : acne like breakouts in adult
  • Phymatous rosacea : skin thickens, pores enlarged, bumpy skin texture
  • Ocular rosacea : eye irritation, eyelid red and flaky and swollen

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness and worsening of their condition.

How do HEMAC aesthetic treat Rosacea?

Our doctor will first assess the patient and find out what is the most troublesome symptom. To treat Rosacea –we generally offer a combination treatment which includes :

  • Medicine that is applied to the rosacea.
  • Antibiotics (applied to the skin and pills).
  • Mineral Sunscreen (wearing it every day can help prevent flare-ups).
  • A gentle but hydrating emollient to help repair the skin.
  • Lasers and other light treatments.

Thickening and bumpiness of skin that appears on the nose and other parts of the face are treated with

Outcome

There is no cure for rosacea. People often have rosacea for years.

In one study, researchers asked 48 people who had seen a dermatologist for rosacea about their rosacea. More than half (52 percent) had rosacea that came and went. These people had had rosacea for an average of 13 years. The rest of the people (48 percent) had seen their rosacea clear. People who saw their rosacea clear had rosacea for an average of 9 years.

Some people have rosacea flare-ups for life. Treatment can prevent the rosacea from getting worse. Treatment also can reduce the acne-like breakouts, redness, and the number of flare-ups.

To get the best results, people with rosacea also should learn what triggers their rosacea, try to avoid these triggers, and follow a rosacea skin-care plan.

The following tips can be helpful for patients suffering from signs and symptoms pf Rosacea :

  • See a doctor for diagnosis.
    • Treatments can control the disease in its early stages. Control means that you will not see the rosacea. You also will not feel the symptoms such as burning and itching.
    • Treating rosacea early also can stop it from getting worse. Rosacea can be more difficult to treat if it gets worse.
    • Rosacea may not go away on its own and tends to worsen over time.
    • Different types of rosacea require different types of treatment.
    • Treatment available without a prescription can make rosacea worse. Some of these treatments contain ingredients that can cause rosacea to flare.
  • Learn what triggers your rosacea. Many everyday things can cause rosacea to flare. These include sunlight, stress, and many foods and beverages.What causes one person’s rosacea to flare may not trigger a flare-up for another person. This is why dermatologists recommend that patients with rosacea learn what triggers their flare-ups. Avoiding these triggers can reduce flare-ups.
  • Follow a rosacea skin-care plan. Skin care plays an important role in keeping rosacea under control. Many skin care products are too harsh. This can make rosacea worse.

PIGMENTATIONS / BROWN MARKS / MELASMA

Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.

Sun exposure triggers melasma.

One of the most common treatments for melasma is sun protection. This means wearing sunscreen every day and reapplying the sunscreen every 2 hours. Dermatologists also recommend wearing a wide-brimmed hat when you are outside. Sunscreen alone may not give you the protection you need.

Women are far more likely than men to get melasma. It is so common during pregnancy that some people call it the mask of pregnancy. Hormones seem to trigger melasma.

How do we at HEMAC aesthetic treat melasma?

Melasma can fade on its own. This often happens when a trigger is causing the melasma, such as a pregnancy or birth control pills. When the woman delivers the baby or stops taking the birth control pills, melasma can fade.

Some people, however, have melasma for years — or even a lifetime. If the melasma does not go away or a woman wants to keep taking birth control pills, melasma treatments are available which includes :

  • Hydroquinone: This medicine is a common first treatment for melasma. It is applied to the skin and works by lightening the skin. You will find hydroquinone in medicine that comes as a cream, lotion, gel, or liquid.
  • Tretinoin and corticosteroids: To enhance skin lightening and efficacy of hydroquinone, a combination therapy with 3 medicines medicines (hydroquinone, tretinoin, and a corticosteroid) in 1 cream can be very effective.
  • Other topical (applied to the skin) medicines: azelaic acid or kojic acid can also help lighten melasma.
  • Procedures: If a topical medicine does not get rid of your melasma, a procedure may succeed. Procedures for melasma include a series of chemical peels (such as glycolic acid), microdermabrasions and laser treatments- Pastelle/Nd-Yag or Intense Pulse light (IPL).

Some newer treatment includes :

  1. Cyklokapron and vitamin C tablets which helps to reduce the synthesis of pigmentations associated with hormones.
  2. Crystal Tomato super- antioxidant vitamin contains L-Cysteine which inhibits the production of melanin whilst boosting one’s general health.

(Both of these are sometimes incorporated into our treatments for resistant melasma.)

Outcome

Many people with melasma have a good outcome but melasma can be stubborn.  It may take a few months of treatment to see improvement. It is imperative to follow your post treatment care. This ensures that you get the most benefit from treatment. It also can help avoid skin irritation and other side effects.

After your melasma clears, it is important that you continue on a maintenance therapy so as to prevent recurrence of the condition which includes a lightening skincare and proper usage of sunscreen and sun protection. Below are some tips to achieving more even skin tone :

Wear sunscreen daily: One of the most common treatments for melasma is sun protection. Since sunlight triggers melasma, it is important to wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days and after swimming or sweating. Choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more, and zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide to physically limit the effects of the sun’s rays on your skin. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside and reapply at least every two hours.

  1. Wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re outside: As a recent study in the journal Nature illustrates, sunscreen alone may not give you the sun protection you need. Whenever possible, seek shade and wear protective clothing in addition to applying sunscreen.
  2. Choose gentle skin care products: Choose skin care products that don’t sting or burn, as products that irritate the skin may worsen melasma.

Avoid waxing: Waxing may cause skin inflammation which can worsen melasma, so it’s important to avoid waxing areas of the body affected by the condition. AT HEMAC, we recommend laser hair removal. If your melasma does not go away, see a board-certified dermatologist to discuss available treatments for melasma, such as prescription medications or in-office procedures.

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MOLE REMOVAL

There are many kind of moles and it is important to recognise unusual characteristics of an abnormal mole. At HEMAC aesthetic, the doctor looks at a mole though a sophisticated lens called a dermatoscope. This differentiates the normal from the dysplastic moles.

How HEMAC Aesthetic treats moles?

If a mole is suspicious, there are several steps to determine its nature.

A small sample is taken and evaluated under a microscope. A proper excision with specific margin of clearance is performed under local anaesthetic.

A harmless mole can be removed/lightened from any part of the body with a focus on leaving minimal scarring by shaving or using a laser machine- Alexandrite 850nm.

How many sessions would I need?

A shave biopsy of a raised mole only required one session.

A laser treatment may require between 3-5 sessions fortnightly.

Are there any downtime?

No. Patient can return back to work on the day. A scab forms and falls off within 7 days.

When Can I have another treatment?

Fortnightly as required.

LONG-LASTING NOSE THREADS (HIKO)

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What is HIKO nose lifting?

HIKO nose lifting is a minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose by using fine absorbable threads which stimulates your own collagen.

The threads are called Polydioxanone (PDO) and it allows the sharpening and straightening of the nose and the nose tip. The result is natural and long lasting.

How is the procedure done?

PDO threads are placed just above the bone in the deep tissues of the nose under local anaesthesia. The threads stimulates natural collagen production whilst it gradually dissolves over a period of 6-8 months. The new collagen build up maintains the new enhanced appearance for over 2 years.

The procedure is about 30mins and you are able to return to normal activities immediately. There may be minimal swelling and bruising which may last for several days.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

The procedure is suitable for anyone who does not want to go under the knife but wants to improve the appearance of their nose. This is also suitable for those with fillers injected previously but would like to sharpen and further enhance their nose.

TATTOO REMOVAL

Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Has a tattoo lost its appeal? Does your permanent makeup look less attractive than you imagined?

If you’re thinking about removing either, you should know one key fact:

Lasers have largely replaced other tattoo-removal methods.

Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, today’s lasers can:

  • Get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively
  • Remove tattoo ink with fewer treatments
  • Treat ink colours that were once difficult to remove

Treatment

The market for effective tattoo removal has grown greatly over the last ten years. Tattoos are created by injecting coloured pigment into deep, small holes made in the skin. Until the discovery of lasers, dermabrasion and surgical excision were the only methods of removing these relatively permanent tattoos. These methods were invasive and posed a big risk for side effects and infection.

In the last decade, laser systems have been developed and improved to safely and effectively remove pigment from the layers of the skin. A tattoo is a denser form of pigment, one that is artificial compared to freckles and dark spots. If tattoos are to be removed properly, only tried and tested technology must be used. Among these, the Pastelle Q-switched Nd:YAG laser  are the Gold Standards in their class.

What is it and how does it work?

During treatment, fast pulses of light from the Pastelle are directed on the tattoo, breaking up the pigment molecules into smaller particles. Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation, like melanin in freckles, absorb these Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters without harming any of the normal tissue surrounding the pigment. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that are eventually removed by the body’s natural filtering system.

Q-switched Nd-Yag laser has been the ultra-reliable and cost-effective system of practitioners all over the world in the last decade.

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Results achieved using the Pastelle Q-Switch

What are the possible side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Some people develop light or dark spots on their skin. These spots tend to disappear within 6 to 12 months.

Other side effects are rare when performed by a dermatologist who uses lasers. When someone lacks medical training, the following side effects are more common:

  • Scarring
  • Changes to the skin’s texture
  • Burns and other wounds

Is laser tattoo removal safe for everyone?
Most people can safely have laser tattoo removal. There are a few exceptions. You need a healthy immune system for laser tattoo removal to work. And, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not be treated.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Laser tattoo removal can feel uncomfortable or painful. To prevent discomfort and pain, a dermatologist can give you a numbing cream or shot.

When can I do another treatment?

Generally one will need from 3-5 sessions.

After laser tattoo removal, you may see some redness, swelling, and a little blistering.

After each treatment, your tattoo should lighten.

Treatments are fortnightly to allow skin to heal and body to eliminate broken down particles of ink.

To give you a better understanding of what to expect from laser tattoo removal, speak to our experienced medical staff about what is most suitable for you.

STRETCH MARKS

Stretch marks most commonly occur as a result of pregnancy due to stretching of the dermis resulting in breaking of the connective fibers, microscopic bleeding and tissue inflammation. Healing occurs with scar formation.

They often start off as reddish or purplish in colour, before becoming streaked in silver or white. They are notoriously difficult to treat and combination of different treatments are implemented.

Options includes :

  1. Microneedling and radiofrequency- By heating the skin, radiofrequency helps collagen regain its original structure, and causes the proliferation of the fibroblasts
  1. Air dissecting and hyaluronic acid injections – Softens and flattens the stretch marks whilst stimulation the skin deep down to increase the collagen production thus enhancing the skin toning and elasticity.
  1. Fractionated CO2 – The skin is tightened, firmer and smoother, the red color of recent stretch marks disappear, swelling on the outer edges of stretch marks is reduced, and the stretch marks are filled and smoothed.

The cells regenerate through a series of these treatments and the skin regains its tonicity and the stretch marks gradually fade.

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What is it and what causes it?

These are commonly known as ‘spider veins’. They are tiny blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin and appears like spider legs- hence the name. They sometimes appear like red or purple patches or even a small red ‘rash that never goes away’.

Spider veins can be found around the nose, cheeks and mouth areas as well as upper chest and legs.

These broken capillaries cannot repair themselves and overtime can get worse as the walls weaken and the capillaries are more vulnerable to breakage.

Several known causes of broken veins are:

  1. Genetics
    There are some evidence to show that weaknesses of capillaries may be in the genes.
  2. Environmental
    UV radiation and Sunburns
    Windburns or extremely cold conditions
    Sudden fluctuations in temperature i.e. saunas
    Rises in body temperatures- eating spicy food, exercise
    Chemical skincare products
  3. Hormones
    People who are going through hormonal changes may experience spider veins as their body tries to adjust. This is the reason why broken capillaries on face and arms are more common in women than in men. Examples of periods of hormonal changes are puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
  4. Trauma
    Any form of trauma or injury to the skin can rupture blood vessels. Examples are wounds, skin surgery or intense cosmetic treatments. Pressure applied on your nose due to glasses can also be a contributing factor.
  5. Aging
    As we become older, the collagen and elastin in our skin become weaker because they are not replenished as quickly. As the skin gets thinner, veins are more noticeable.
  6. Skin condition
    Fair skin
    Dry and dehydrated skin
    Sensitive and thinner skin
    Rosacea ( condition that makes skin red and flushed)

How can I treat it?

For many years, sclerotherapy was the only way to treat spider veins. Injections of a sclerosing solution causes inflammation and swelling in the walls of capillaries leading to closure. Treatments are generally well tolerated. Mild pin prick sensation is felt and you can have some bruising and darkening of the treated veins for several weeks.

Vein treatments are done 6 weekly. The treatment may cause some discolouration to the skin which gets lighter after several weeks. A series of treatment is necessary to produce good results.

At HEMAC, we sometimes combine injections and laser therapy- IRIS laser to further enhance closure of veins. The heat from the IRIS laser helps to shut surrounding tiny vessels at the same time activating the sclerosant.

IRIS laser is also used to treat surrounding pigmentations at the same time as treating fine capillaries. As a bonus, the skin looks rejuvenated with a more uniform colour and tone.

Smaller areas of concern can also be treated. Several sessions are usually needed for full resolution.

What are the possible side effects or risk of the treatments?

Immediate side effect are the bruising and swelling from the sclerosant solution. If laser treatment is added, patient can expect slightly more swelling due to the heat. We use cryostamp to cool down the skin and assist with speedy recovery post treatment.

Veins may initially darken and bruising may take several weeks before they begin to fade. As the body breaks down the tissues, patient will notice clearer skin. Further sessions are planned if necessary at 6 weeks.

After sclerotherapy, we recommend that strenuous activities and prolonged standing be avoided for a day or two. Patients may also be encouraged to wear support garments that snuggly wrap the treated area. The gentle pressure of the support garment can facilitate the healing process and minimize side effects.

How many sessions do I need?

Every person’s skin is different. This means that IRIS laser therapy for facial veins may consist of a few or several sessions. An estimated number of treatments is recommended after a thorough consultation and examination of the skin.

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

What is it and how does it work?

This injectable treatment for wrinkles is made from neurotoxin (botulinum toxin type A).It was originally developed in the 1990s to treat neuromuscular disorders.

It received the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and TGA(Australia) for use as a wrinkle treatment in 2009, but it has been smoothing out facial folds and lines in Europe, South America, and elsewhere for several years.

Whenever your face makes a movement—you smile, squint or frown for instance—your facial muscles contract and the skin over those muscles creases. These are called dynamic wrinkles because they disappear when the facial movements stop.

As you age and your skin loses its elasticity, those creases deepen into static, or permanent, lines and wrinkles. Anti- wrinkle solutions are injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily immobilizing them. It specifically targets the glabellar muscles – the ones that form creases on your forehead when you frown.

Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed. The popularity is due to their ease of use and supreme effectiveness in treating common types of wrinkles.

These injections can reduce wrinkles of the brow (frown lines), eyes (crow’s feet), lips and neck. With a series of quick injections, you can see dramatic reductions in these types of wrinkles can be achieved.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

Some of the advantages they offer, including:

  • Safe and effective treatment of many types of wrinkles
  • Quick procedure with no recovery
  • Quick clinical results
  • Ideal complement to laser skin resurfacing or dermal fillers

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Treatment Areas

  • Frown lines in the forehead
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Lipstick lines around the mouth
  • Neck
  • Excessive perspiration (underarms)

Areas that works best are the upper third of the face: frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal bands of wrinkles across the forehead, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eye. It can also be used to soften or erase lines around the mouth, to sculpt the face by raising one or both eyebrows, as well as to smooth vertical and horizontal neck lines by relaxing the platysmal (neck) muscles.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

Botulinum toxin type A is contraindicated in

  • patients with known hypersensitivity
  • myasthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome
  • pregnant (pregnancy category B3).
  • It is also contraindicated if there is infection at the proposed site of injection.
  • Botulinum toxin type A may interact with medications that affect neuromuscular transmission including aminoglycosides or curare-like compounds.

The TGA has stressed that when given for approved uses—such as the correction of facial wrinkles—at approved doses, botulinum toxins are perfectly safe. Indeed, millions of people around the world have been treated safely with them for many years.

Any side effects that develop tend to be minor. Headache may occur, and if the drug diffuses too widely, eyelids or eyebrows may droop- which again is temporary.

Is there downtime?

Anti-wrinkle solution is injected directly into the facial muscles beneath the lines of the face. Usually, only 3 to 5 injections are needed to treat glabellar lines(frown lines). Most people find the injections almost painless, so a local anaesthetic is not usually needed. If you’re concerned, however, you can request an anaesthetic (numbing) cream prior to treatment.

The treatment session typically lasts less than 15 minutes. The full effect of the treatment will take several days as the muscles gradually relax.

When can I do another treatment?

Repeat treatments are usually needed approximately every 3-4 months over a 12 month period. It is encouraging to note that clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment over 12 months only require further treatments once or twice the following year. It is important to be aware that it takes up to 14 days for the treatment to work.

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FILLER / VOLUMISERS

What is it and how does it work?

These are crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid(HA). HA is found naturally in the body where its main role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin.

The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin

AT HEMAC, we use a range of hyaluronic acid-based products with different characteristics and nature and tailor them to suit your individual needs. These injectable gels can work on its own or in combination with other treatments to naturally enhance facial features and improve skin texture.

The effects are long lasting, yet not permanent to accommodate for natural dynamic aging effects of the face. The products are so versatile that every needs can be fulfilled giving the best possible outcome.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

Individual patients need to find which dermal filler is most suitable in their case. Medium-Acting fillers contain a jelly-like material which gives the skin softness and suppleness. These products are becoming increasingly popular because they are associated with only a minimal risk of allergic reactions. Results are visible almost immediately which is very good news for patients. They can be a great starting point for patients who are experimenting with dermal fillers. They remain the simplest and easiest fillers to use.

Thicker fillers can add definition to flat cheeks, cheekbones, chin and jaw, giving them a more sensual line, enhancing great cheekbone structure will give a more glamorous look. Used in conjunction with carefully placed Botox along the jaw and neck it works as a necklift redefining the triangle of beauty. Also widely used to replace volume loss in the chin.

Is there downtime?

Needle marks will be visible but will disappear overnight.  Most patients will be ready to show their result in public the next day. Drinking plenty of water for the first two days after treatment will result in the best possible result.

Treated areas can become lumpy initially and given time, this self-resolves. We generally would like to see patients at 2 weeks to reassess the treated areas. If lumps persists, these can easily be massaged down.

Risk of infection are rare. At HEMAC, these procedures are done by doctors only and risks are minimised as we adhere to strict standards and sterile and single use equipment only.

Allergic reactions have been reported, however, they are extremely rare which results in swelling, redness and discomfort. Sometimes removal of products with a dissolving injection may be necessary.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

Patients with the following conditions are advised to avoid filler treatments:

  1. Prone to chronic infections
  2. Prone to severe allergic reactions
  3. Pregnant or breast feeding
  4. Active cold sores
  5. Taking cortisone
  6. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  7. Taking anti-coagulant medication

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If there is any doubt, please discuss all matters with the treating doctor.

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When can I do another treatment?

There are many factors that determine the final result.  No guarantees can be given of a particular result or how long the result will last. In general, most patients can enjoy results up to 9 or 12 months.

SKINBOOSTERS

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A brand new approach to improve skin quality

Skinboosters comes out as a top premium skin treatment as it delivers airbrushing of fine wrinkles by hydrating and moisturising the skin from within to improve the overall condition of your skin.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

It firms and tones to create a fresh, natural lumiosity and healthier youthful look to the skin on your face, neck, hands and décolletage, where exposure to the sun can cause premature ageing.

Used in combination with dermal fillers it brings superlative results for airbrushing fine lines and crepe-ness. Visible improvements to the skin can be seen after an initial course* of treatments. On younger skin, this makes your skin look lustrous taking on a quality that will be remarked on daily…
When can I do another treatment?

*An initial course of 3 treatments – each approximately 4 weeks apart is recommended – with a maintenance top up treatment every 6 months.

Skinboosters can be used to increase hydration to the skin, particularly the face, neck, hands and décolletage. They can smooth fine lines on the forehead and the lower face.

Skin- Boosters for even more hydration…

AQUA SHINE

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For the people who are blessed with naturally good skin.

Allow your skin to reach its full potential- Let the team at HEMAC assist you in achieving dewy, radiant skin with minimal effort and downtime.

Introducing a new treatment called AQUA-SHINE. This treatment is for anyone seeking a ‘DEWY, luminous, super-hydrated skin’ with minimal pain and downtime but instant , long lasting result.

The treatment has been very popular in Korea, which is a leading country in the field of skin treatments and cosmetics. It has established itself as a very effective treatment for skin hydration with significant results in many South-East countries and also in Europe.

Now, HEMAC is proud to be offering this new age treatment…

Click here to view the Aqua Shine brochure and see the before and after shots.

What is it and how does it work?

Ultra V (Aquashine) takes skin hydration booster treatments to a new level.

Hyaluronic acids are the cornerstone to youthful looking skin as it creates the fullness of the skin by securing moisture. As we age, hyaluronic acid levels decreases and thus allowing creases and fine lines to show.

The latest skin rejuvenation treatment allows the skin to be flooded with hyaluronic acids at exactly the right space within the skin. This results in skin that looks radiant and plumped. Skin is supple and full of moisture thus naturally smoothening wrinkles from within.

The skin is first primed and air is allowed to separate the top layer of skin. Concentrated and high quality polysacharride molecules are then injected into this space thus giving the skin a moisture boost.

Sometimes, other vitamins are pumped in at the same time for even better skin glow and firming.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

Aquashine can be a treatment to maintain youthful looking skin in young people but can make the world of difference for slowing down the skin’s aging process as it improves and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This treatment can also be suitable for rejuvenating aging and photo-damaged skin after laser therapy.

Areas that may benefit from Aquashine treatment includes face, neck and hands.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

Aquashine is suitable for all ages.

However the number of sessions required depends on the hydration status of the initial skin. Our medical team will assess your skin and advise you on the best treatment plan.

Sometimes, other vitamins may be injected for further enhancing the effects of the treatment.

Is there downtime?

Mild swelling and redness may last from 1-3 days.

At HEMAC, our post procedure care can help to control the amount of swelling thereby minimising the duration for recovery.

When can I do another treatment?

The effect builds up gradually and subtly. While some may see results after just one treatment, for optimal results, the usual protocol is 3 sessions with intervals of 4 weeks apart depending on individual’s condition and needs.*

CARBON PEEL

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What can it treat and what is its benefits?

The Carbon Laser Facial is a laser procedure for enhancing the skin’s radiance and promoting a smooth, glowing complexion. It helps with reducing large pores and acne by exfoliating and cleaning the outer skin layer (Stratum Corneum).

A single session can improve and brighten the skin. However, we recommend 5 sessions fortnightly to truly appreciate the potential of this treatment on your skin.

How does it work?

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During the treatment, the skin is double cleansed and a medical grade Carbon lotion is applied which penetrates the pores. The laser is then used to gently heat the carbon, killing bacteria in the pores, stimulating collagen production and closing the pores. The carbon is ‘popped’ off the face with the laser.

There is NO pain- well….minimal. Definitely No downtime. Promise!

Am I suitable for the treatment?

This is a quick- 20minutes, no downtime facial treatment that helps to brighten and clean the skin with minimal discomfort.

The Carbon Peel allows you to enjoy a revived and rejuvenated skin without the need to be out of action as redness dissipates over several hours and peeling is minimal.

When can I do another treatment?

Weekly to fortnightly.

ULTRA V CRYOSTAMP – COLD ELECTROPHORESIS

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The cool way to smoother, more radiant skin…

Face freezing treatments are the latest anti-wrinkle trick. It puts the nerves into temporary hibernation, so muscles relaxes and wrinkles disappear.

How does it work?

Cold electrophoresis is a new, innovative technology which uses the skin’s water based channels to promote transdermal delivery of rejuvenating solutions by a pulsed iontophoresis with a continuous reversed polarity current.

It sounds really complicated but in simple terms, large molecular size compounds of peptides, growth factors, hyaluronic acids and antioxidants which would otherwise be too big to be absorbed if applied and massaged onto the skin can now be delivered into the skin without damage to the tissues nor modification of the compounds.

Without cold electrophoresis treatment, the absorption of the solution is only 10-20% when massaged into the skin. This treatment makes your skin absorb at least 80% of the solution by making the molecules easier to enter into the skin.

For many patients who are afraid of the pain associated with needles, this is a comfortable, painless 20 minute treatment.

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What can it treat and what is its benefits?

At HEMAC Aesthetic, your skin is first assessed by our medical team and we listen to what your concerns are. We then personalise a treatment based on the compounds that is best suited for your skin.

Depending on the solution selected, Cryostamp is a modality that can rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, it can improve fine lines and dull skin, for skin firming and brightening.

Solutions may contain a mixture of

    • Hyaluronic acid : for deep hydration
    • Peptides : to promote healthy skin
    • Arbutin : pigmentation reduction
    • Idebenon(antioxidant) : for skin brightening and even out skin tone
    • Vitamin C: anti-oxidant, fights free radicals
    • Multi growth factors : help promote skin healing post treatment

 

Cryostamp can also be done immediately after other aesthetic procedures such as lasers, skin peel, Botulium Toxin A or fillers without any side effects. The cold temperature during the treatment helps to reduce swelling or redness after other aesthetic procedure, thereby providing lesser downtime and more comfort.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

Cryostamp can be a rejuvenating treatment suitable for anyone who wishes to maintain a good skincare regime for slowing down the effects of aging.

The levels of vitamins and peptides required for maintaining cell function and metabolism decreases with age which results in slowing down of cell renewal and ineffective skin defence mechanism.

Due to the intense UV radiation of the sun in Australia, the temperamental weather changes not mentioning lifestyle choices that can produce excess free radicals, premature aging is imminent.

It is advisable to start rejuvenation treatment early so that skin can be functioning at its best.

Repeated Cryostamping provides deep hydration which is hard to achieve with moisturisers alone. Peptides, vitamins and minerals can improve skin elasticity which then helps support the soft tissues from sagging.

When can I do another treatment?

There is no downtime or pain associated with Cryostamp.

For facial rejuvenation, the results of the treatment are usually evident immediately post treatment as Hyaluronic Acid present in the rejuvenating solution attracts water into the skin for instant hydration.

The results becomes increasingly obvious after 3 sessions.

For best results 4-6 treatments are needed fortnightly.

Cryosatmp treatments should be repeated twice a year for maintenance.

SUTURE THREADS

What is it and how does it work?

A natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The natural substance of SILHOUETTE SOFT® – polylactic acid ( or PLA ) – has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc.

It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a unique treatment enabling two combined actions:

  • A discreet and immediate lifting effect : as soon as the suture is applied, the doctor reshapes the treated area by means of a double action: compressing and elevating tissue.
  • A gradual and natural regenerating effect: in being absorbed, the component of the suture, polylactic acid allows to restore shapeliness to the face.

Marketing began in early 2007. Since then, the specific characteristics of SILHOUETTE LIFT® have demonstrated their suitability for cosmetic surgery, in terms of both safety and effectiveness.

The most respected surgeons in facial plastic surgery have praised their special design and the excellent results obtained not only in facial lifting, but also for the lifting of brows, neck and buttocks.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® IS CE MARKED (CE 0499) FOR THE EUROPEAN MARKET AND COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ISO 13485 IN ACCORDANCE WITH EUROPE DIRECTIVE 93/42.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

SILHOUETTE SOFT® can be used to treat different parts of the face :

TREATED AREA TREATMENT* RESULT
FACIAL CONTOUR 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE hemac-aesthetic-skin-suture-threads-table1 The facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.
LOWER JAW 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE hemac-aesthetic-skin-suture-threads-table2 The volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.
CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE hemac-aesthetic-skin-suture-threads-table3 The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.
EYEBROWS 1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW hemac-aesthetic-skin-suture-threads-table4 The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised, the eyes are more open.
NECK 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE hemac-aesthetic-skin-suture-threads-table5 The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.

*) The number of sutures to be applied is given here for guidance only. Depending on the desired result and your doctor’s instructions, some variation may occur.

THE FACE IS REDEFINED, VOLUME RESTORED, AND THE EFFECTS OF AGEING SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED.

The 30-minute procedure

  • Applying Silhouette Soft® takes around 30 minutes in a doctor’s surgery.
    After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
  • Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

SILHOUETTE SOFT® treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.

This treatment is suitable for people who are looking for real and natural results but are not ready or do not want any heavy and invasive treatment.

Is there downtime?

  • After Silhouette Soft© treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.
  • There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.
  • ‘Dimples’ are temporary and will disappear in 2 days. Sometimes there may be bruising and swelling immediately post procedure.

When can I do another treatment?

Silhouette Soft® can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and botulinum toxin.

If more lifting is desired, more threads can be introduced for further lifting after 3 months. The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® treatment can last up to 18 months.

ULTRA V LIFT THREADS

We are pleased to introduce you our Korean Popular V-line treatment : Ultra V Lift, a revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic procedure that gives you a facelift making you look younger.

It is one of the most sought after procedures in Korea due to its safe, fast and effective results.

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How does it work?

Ultra-fine collagen-stimulating threads are gently placed under the skin, encouraging new collagen growth. The threads are inserted in specific places to give you a lifting effect as well as a general firmness of the skin. A full face thread treatment can improve local microcirculation, and concentrated skin repair cells around newly formed collagen, this sharpens the face naturally whist producing smoother contour of the face and a sculpted V shaped jawline.

A full face thread lifting can also tighten up your skin, giving it more lift and reducing the appearance of sagging skin.

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What can it treat and what is its benefits?

Traditional lifting methods are more invasive and involves a longer recovery period. Ultra V Lift on the other hand has a short procedure time and requires no general and occasional use of local anaesthesia. Often known as the “lunch-time” treatment in Korea & Japan, this technique has gained popularity in many parts of Asia and now available in Australia.

Immediately following the procedure, you will be able to see immediate shaping and lifting. The results will then improve over time as your collagen builds up.

Mechanism of Action:

  1. Promotion of local microcirculation
  2. Activation of repair process
  3. Stimulate collagen synthesis
  4. Indicated areas

Benefits:

  1. It does not cause irritation, thus it’s fine for those with sensitive skin.
  2. You are able to resume to normal daily activities soon after, with little downtime.
  3. Immediate lifting effects and with time, feel more satisfied as the collagen remodelling enhances the facial structures.
  4. It enhances facial contours to give a sharper jawline.
  5. Absorbable threads are free from side effects.
  6. With different types of threads, it is suitable for everyone who has different skin requirements.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

Any patient experiencing the effects of aging is a suitable candidate. Ultra V Lift patients are often aged from 25yrs onwards, when skin tissues start to thin and collagen fibres begin breaking down. This shows up as sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. Ultra V Lift is able to reverse the effects of aging by:

  1. Promoting local microcirculation
  2. Stimulate collagen synthesis
  3. Firming of deeper tissues thus enhancing facial contours
  4. Smoother and more youthful looking skin

When can I do another treatment?

The threads take about 6-8 months to be fully absorbed. However, as it builds up your own collagen, results will last for about 1-2 years. Following that, a second treatment can be done with results lasting you up to 5 years. Repeated treatments are possible and yields even better results.

ULTRA V-HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND (ULTRA V-HIFU)

How does it work?

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Ultra V HIFU uses the power of ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin. The energy used is significantly different from light energy such as IPL, lasers or electrical- such as radiofrequency.

HIFU protects the skin surface but penetrates into a deeper depth of the fat layer where structural weakening of tissues are seen. These layers are responsible for the appearance of sagging and droop on the face and neck.

In the past, these planes are only accessible by surgeons doing surgical face lifts. Now with the new technology, patients can enjoy looking younger without having to go ‘under the knife’ and avoid long downtime.

As the tissues heals, it promotes new collagen formation and natural contraction., Skin firming becomes noticeable which improves over time.

Over the next 90-180 days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue and leads to further lifting and tightening, with results that can last years.

What can it treat and what is its benefits?

HIFU is now considered the Gold Standard technology for skin tightening. It is a regenerative facial treatment for lifting and for maintenance.

As we age, the supportive fibres under the skin tends to weaken and this leads to a droop in many areas of the face and neck. HIFU stimulates natural collagen remodelling and the rebuilding process continues for several months after the treatment. This means that over time, results becomes more noticeable even with 1 session.

The Benefits of HIFU

  • Increases elastin and production of collagen = reducing fine to moderate wrinkles
  • Under eye troughs, bags and dark circles
  • Improves, firms and tightens the binding force between the skin tissues = skin lifting
  • Tighter skin = improve jawline, double chin and sagging neck

LOW DOWN TIME, COST EFFECTIVE, COMFORTABLE AND VISIBLE IMPROVEMENTS

Am I suitable for the treatment?

A consultation is always needed as this will give us a chance to assess your condition and will help us to understand what results you are looking for so we can find the perfect solution for you.

Anyone with drooping skin, or considering a face lift but isn’t ready for surgery is a good candidate.

All Skin types and tones can be treated.

When can I do another treatment?

There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature and after, your skin will be firm and tighten.

Patients treated with HIFU still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.

We recommend a series of 3-5 sessions for best result and maintenance twice/year.

Contraindications

The HIFU System is contraindicated for use in patients with:

  • open facial wounds or lesions
  • acne on the face or neck
  • metal stents/implants in the face or neck
  • implantable electrical devices

What is a HIFU Plus+ Facelift?

  1. A revolutionary Face Lifting technique that is different from RF like Thermage and more comfortable than other Ultra-therapy lifting device.
  2. A new generation of ultrasound lifting from Korea that is more comfortable than first generation ultrasound lifting devices.
  3. HIFU Plus+ uses high intensity ultrasound to produce micro collagen and tightening areas thereby lifting up the skin.

Possible treatment areas:

  • Saggy Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Eye Corners
  • Brow Areas
  • Double chinMECHANISM

Combine with Ultra V Lift for best results

Our unique protocol of combining new HIFU Plus+ with Ultra V lunch time PDO threadlift can give greater lifting results. Patients can achieve a sharper, tighter and more contoured V face look.

VAGINAL TIGHTENING

FEMALES ONLY…..

What is vaginal relaxation?

This is a condition that only women who have been through natural vaginal birth will experience. Obstetricians advise that vaginal tear heals well and pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened. However, most women can relate to the experience of a loose vagina.

When the vaginal tissues have been stretched to its elastic limits, the vagina is no longer its original size and it is now larger than the normal penis. This can also occur post vaginal surgery ie : vaginal hysterectomy and other pelvic floor surgery/trauma.

This is a condition called vaginal relaxation syndrome.

Do I have Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome?

  • Do you feel like your vagina is loose when having intercourse?
  • Do you feel like there is little or no friction with intercourse?
  • Do you have less sensation with intercourse since vaginal childbirth? Are you concerned that your partner finds your vagina large or loose?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably suffer from Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome. Symptoms of vaginal looseness adversely affect the sexual experience.

What is vaginal atrophy?

Also known as vaginal ageing, it refers to the changes to the vagina and urinary system largely due to decreasing levels of the hormone estrogen.

Vaginal ATROPHY is a condition affecting approximately 40% of post-menopausal and ageing women.
Contrary to menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats which generally gets better as time goes on, the symptoms of vaginal atrophy worsen over time.

As oestrogen levels decrease, the general health of the vaginal tissue also decreases, affecting the oestrogen receptors on the vaginal epithelium reducing its thickness, elasticity and natural acidity.

This leads to symptoms of

  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Lack of vaginal secretions/lubrication
  • Discomfort
  • Blood spotting on occasion
  • Lack of sex drive
  • An alkaline vaginal environment with an unbalanced pH
  • More susceptibility to urinary tract infections
  • Less elastic/slacker pelvic muscles leading to possible uncontrolled bladder motions

More often than not these symptoms will not resolve with time and can cause emotional stress in a woman’s personal life and intimate relationships.

What are the treatment options?

Until now, effective results for VRS / vaginal atrophy could only be achieved through hormone therapy or invasive surgical treatments such as anterior and posterior vaginal plastic surgery. There are many post-operative complications associated with these procedures.

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What is it and how does it work?

Lotus Gyno Laser -The technology of a fractional CO2 laser is the newest treatment for vaginal tightening.

It can safely deliver heat deep into the tissue than other laser wavelengths.

This unique laser pulse technology that starts with a small ablation of surface tissue and then gradually tails off, deliver the right amount of heat to stimulate natural regeneration of tissue.

Its ability to treat the tissue in a single pass, makes the treatment shorter and more patient-friendly and most importantly, eliminate the chances of over treatment and increases the safety for the patient.

In the weeks following treatment the vaginal tissue regains collagen, blood supply and hydration; and the strength, elasticity and health of the vaginal wall improves.

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What can it treat and what is its benefits?

Gynaecology

  • Vaginal Tightening and Rejuvenation
  • Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome
  • Urinary Incontinence

With a simple 5-minute treatment, Lotus Gyno Laser (Fractionated Carbon Dioxide technology) stimulates collagen formation beneath the vaginal skin, promoting proliferation of the cells and restoration of the vaginal wall strength and blood supply.

Clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life.

Am I suitable for the treatment?

This procedure is suitable for any patients of any age group who experience looseness of the vaginal walls. Our female doctor is sensitive to treating this area and has a special interest in gynaecological conditions. A pap smear and vaginal swab will be taken initially and if necessary blood test to assess hormonal changes within the body.

Is there downtime?

Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities. No post op precautions necessary.

When can I do another treatment?

Usually two sessions are recommended 4 weeks apart.

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OBAGI

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Medical Grade skin care now available online from HEMAC.

  • Transform and correct aging skin with the Obagi Nuderm System.
  • Prevent damage to young-looking skin with the CR-X System.
  • Clear skin and control blemishes with the ClENZIderm M.D. System.
  • Protect skin from further damage with the Professional-C Serums.
  • Restore elasticity in the skin around the eyes with the ELASTIderm Eye Treatment.
  • Renew delicate area on the chest and neck with ELASTIderm Decolletage.

Obagi Nuderm System helps to correct and transform skin by penetrating to the deepest layers to help address signs of photodamage and restore healthy cellular function.

  • Improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots.
  • Diminish the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Transform rough skin and improve skin laxity.

The Obagi CR-X System is the ideal choice to help address early signs of skin ageing and maintain healthy skin cells.

  • Improve the appearance of mild hyperpigmentation by evening out the skin tone.
  • Promote cellular turnover through gentle exfoliation.
  • Reveal a brighter, healthier looking complexion.

The Obagi CLENZIderm System helps to control blemishes and clear skin quickly by penetrating deep into the root of the follicle using a unique, solubilized form of benzyl peroxide.

  • Provide clearer skin fast – in as little as one week.
  • Remove acne causing bacteria at the sourse.
  • Prevent future breakouts.

The Obagi Professional C Serums help to protect the skin from harmful environmental stress by providing potent antioxidant therapy that neutralises free radicals on the skin before causing damage.

Helps to:

  • Protects skin while neutralising free radicals
  • Lighten and brighten skin tone
  • Promote collagen synthesis and visibly improve pigmentation.

Hydrate Moisturisers innovative Hydromanil technology delivers moisture for up to 8hrs

Giving instant and long lasting to enhance skin smoothness.

  • Non allergenic
  • Non irritating
  • Non comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy tested

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CRYSTAL TOMATO

Crystal Tomato super-antioxidant, SKIN WHITENING tablet.

Give your daily beauty regimen a power boost with Crystal Tomato™, a one-a-day health supplement containing colourless carotenoids, one of nature’s most efficacious whitening ingredients.

Daily consumption of the supplement helps to promote an even skin tone and radiant complexion in 60 days.

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How did Crystal Tomato come about?

The concept behind Crystal Tomato was brought up by Israeli scientists who, for 10 years, studied and cultivated a unique breed of non-genetically modified white tomatoes that contain a high concentration of two types of colourless carotenoids: Phytoene and Phyto fluene which became the key ingredients of the Crystal Tomato supplement.

According to the free radical theory on ageing, what primarily accelerate the ageing of our skin are the free radicals as well as the UV rays that cause the cells to degrade and begin the process of premature ageing.

By preventing the process of photo-oxidation, Crystal Tomato protects our cells from the inflammation caused by prolonged and repeated sun exposure, we can delay premature ageing and greatly improve the way it will affect your skin in the future.

Simply put, colourless carotenoids are very powerful and completely natural whitening ingredients.

The reason the tomatoes are white is due to their molecular structure, this lack of colour allows them

to absorb large spectra of both UVA and UVB rays which in turn means that Crystal Tomato will protect your skin by preventing the UV absorption and minimising photo-oxidation, the two main culprits behind premature ageing.

What are the benefits of taking Crystal Tomato™?

In only 60 days, clinical studies have shown a noticeable improvement in skin tone, radiance and fairness. Most importantly, as Crystal Tomato is taken orally and is a super anti-oxidant, it not only benefits your appearance but also your general well being.

By treating ageing inside out, you will feel and look younger.

Using Crystal Tomato daily ensures:

  • Skin protection from UV damage and Photo-Oxidation
  • Prevention of pigmentation spots
  • Reduction of dark pigmentation spots (Acne scars, freckles, dark underarms, age spots etc.)

 How is Crystal Tomato meant to be used? 

The product is available in boxes of 30 capsules and the recommended dosage is one capsule a day.

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Together, colourless carotenoids and L-Cysteine in the Crystal Tomato™ health supplement give the modern woman a youthful, fairer and healthier looking skin.

Click here to view the Crystal Tomato brochure.

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Dr. Sherrie Chew

Dr Sherrie Chew is a qualified experience doctor in Aesthetic Medicine under American Academy of Aesthetic medicine and also a member of Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

Sherrie graduated in 2002 from University of Tasmania and trained in capital cities major hospital in Australia.

Procedural dermatology is her main focus and interest. She has since worked with a very experience dermatologist who is a pioneer in introducing laser for skin conditions in Victoria. She also worked alongside cosmetic and plastic surgeons and continuously searching for optimal treatment to achieve the best outcome.

Having worked in a busy clinic, Sherrie has an extensive experience in treating most conditions in all skin types.

In pursuing her passion, Sherrie established HEMAC with a vision to provide individualized formulated treatment plans to more youthful, clear and healthier skin using the latest technology laser machines for minimal recovery and downtime.

Sherrie is also a dedicated patient herself when treating her own skin conditions which keeps her searching continually for better and newer ways to improve the skin. The experience of different laser treatments gives her invaluable insight to the process of all the treatments that she offers at HEMAC.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have some queries or concerns regarding treatment for Aesthetic Services at HEMAC. We have provided a list below of commonly asked questions.

Your first Cosmetic consultation at HEMAC is free of charge. Our experienced Doctors, Aesthetic Nurses and Dermal Clinicians will assess your skin condition and provide you with a treatment program report and full costing before any procedure is undertaken. We encourage to book an appointment by calling us on 9078 9997. If you decide not to proceed with any treatment you will not pay for your initial consultation.

You will have your initial consultation and if you decide you would like to under go a treatment we will generally be able to accommodate this immediately following the consultation. We cannot guarantee this will occur, as it will depend on your health and what other requirements may be identified in your first consultation.

We are able to accept a range of payments by eftpos, cash or credit card (except Amex). Personal cheques are not accepted. All treatments are to be paid for on the day prior to treatment commencing. We apologise but we are unable to commence any treatments without full payment being received.

You will need to check with your private health fund and find out what your cover is for. We can also assist you on the day of your first consultation with this matter.  Your private health fund advisor will be the best person to assist you.

We have parking available at the back of HEMAC. If no parking is available in our car park, there is car parking available within the side streets. Please let the therapist know when attending so we are aware as there are time limits to parking within these side streets. When you first book your appointment, advise the therapist, and they will be able to advise you on the parking areas where you can park for longer periods of time. HEMAC is not responsible for any parking fines that may be incurred.

Auburn Train Station is located within a two minute walking distance to HEMAC.

Please bring your medicare card and provide any health related information to the doctor during your consultation. It would be appreciated if you attend your first appointment 10 minutes early so you have time to complete your paperwork prior to your first consultation.

To provide confidentiality and privacy to our clients, our entrance is located to the side of the building of HEMAC, 663 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East. Enter via Montrose Street.

When you first ring to book your appointment it is helpful if you can provide a brief description of your enquiry, alternatively our therapist can discuss the range of treatments that we have available.
This will be advised in your first consultation and a treatment plan will be discussed between yourself and the Doctor/Therapist. You may be recommended for a single treatment or a series of progressive treatments to achieve the best results.
Depending on the options that are selected for you, most people will feel minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. In some cases, we may recommend mild pain management options during the procedure and / or for a few days following the treatment.
If you feel your matter is urgent please advise reception or nursing staff immediately.
Everyone has various post procedure responses from treatments, some people have no side effects and others minimal. The post procedure instructions of each option will be discussed with you prior to the treatment commencing. Please discuss this during your first consultation with our doctor.
Usually you may resume your regular activities the same day following some treatments; more intensive procedures may require longer. Ask your doctor about what you can expect from your treatment.

We ask that you please let us know as soon as practicable if you are unable to attend your appointment so we can offer this appointment to another client (min 48h) or via email at aesthetics@hemac.com.au to advise and so we can reschedule another appointment for you.