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The Failed Aesthetic Of Tear Trough Injection Treatment

Injection of commercial fillers into tear troughs has been one of the most unfortunate trends in recent cosmetic medical practice. The treatment often delivers an incomplete or failed aesthetic result and is frequently associated with long term swelling , lumpiness, bruising and a bluish skin discolouration known as Tyndall effect.http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Physical_Chemistry/Physical_Properties_of_Matter/Solutions/John_Tyndall This filler treatment fails on the basis of a misappreciation of the ageing…

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Cosmetex Meeting Cairns 2012

The annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) will take place in May at the convention centre Cairns Queensland. http://www.cosmetex.org/cairns2012/program.phpThis meeting is always a very informative event with many invited international speakers and also our own Australian contingent. Interestingly invasive surgical procedures remain a small component of the…

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Filler Fever

I had the pleasure of attending 2 cosmetic medicine presentations this week featuring excellent practitioners reviewing and demonstrating filler and muscle relaxation techniques for facial rejuvenation. It remains apparent that much can be achieved with injectables to naturally improve faces naturally. Choice of fillers can be determined by several factors, the most important being matching appropriate filler to…

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"Jowl Trowel" Treatment of Adjacent Tissues to Correct Jowls

One of the most challenging problems in aesthetic surgery has been how to treat the development of lower face jowls. There has been no successful localised surgery invented to directly address this issue. Face lifting attempts to pull the jowl outwards towards the lower ear but this does result in a rather stretched and anatomically incorrect appearance. It…

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Generous Warm Lips

  The lower third of the face is defined as the area immediately below the nose to the base of the chin. In this region treating the lips in a manner that restores youthful definition and volume is the key target that can provide standout results. The loss of volume and contour with lip ageing can impart an impression of unintended meanness…

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A Revolution in Aesthetic Design. Beauty may well be "in the eye of the Beholder" but does the "Beholder" understand why?

“Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder” but does the “Beholder” understand why? It is argued that beauty is an entirely personal or emotional interpretation. Indeed all of us inherently recognise facial beauty. However is is not generally appreciated that this recognition is founded on laws of nature related to mathematical dimensions and ratios known as “PHI”. There are certain characteristics in…

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Safe Liposculpture-Respecting Body Physiology

We have been safely performing liposculpture under tumescent local anaesthetic in our clinic procedure rooms for 10 years now without any significant complications. In my opinion the key to safe liposculpture (apart from good general technique principles) is to limit the number of tissue regions (and the amount of fat to be removed) in any one session. One should not test the limits of a patient’s safe physiologic function with excessive…

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2012!

Cosmetic practitioners are inclined to contemplate what surprises may be in the offering for 2012. In this exciting field treatment options can change rather swiftly but demand careful scrutiny. Botulinum toxin treatments are likely to remain very popular. The injections are so tiny and in experienced hands the treatment session so quick.  Mainly used in the upper face what is not always…

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Creating Facial Passion

Virtually every woman desires to maintain an attractive face. An appealing face communicates many emotions including warmth, sincerity and perhaps most of all-“passion”. The photo of the above celebrity demonstrates this engaging passion so convincingly.  Passion is an expression that implies enthusiasm, desire and to feel intensely about something. From a creative perspective I am also passionate about achieving aesthetic beauty in my craft.  Ideally the…

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Carboxytherapy

I first heard about Caroboxtherapy for the treatment of cellulite some 9 years ago. I have never used or advised this treatment despite a recent resurgence about this treatment in the cosmetic “advert-article” media circuit. The adverse outcome report reproduced below speaks for itself.  http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2009/10/01/2009-10-01_florida_woman_rohie_kah_declared_brain_dead_after_receiving_carboxytherapy_treat.html Florida woman, Rohie Kah, declared brain dead after receiving Carboxytherapy treatment at a…

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