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CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment that has been available in Australia since 2010, and worldwide, has been performed more than two million times. This treatment is a highly effective and widely popular procedure that removes fat permanently by literally freezing the fat cells away. Not only are the results impressive, it is also a non-surgical and non-invasive, affordable treatment which has also driven its popularity.
This procedure is proving to be an incredibly effective and safe way for patients to get rid of unwanted fat and is quickly becoming an alternative to the common procedure – liposuction. Many people go through rigorous diet and exercise routines and still have pockets of excess fat that can appear in a variety of body areas.
Areas of treatment (among others) include:
• muffin top
• chin area
• inner & outer thighs
• bra fat
• bra puffs
• love handles
• upper arms
While liposuction can be a very effective procedure to reduce these stubborn fat pockets, surgical procedures may not be necessary while treatments such as CoolSculpting are available.
CoolSculpting uses an approved device to chill the fat for up to an hour, with a session lasting one to three hours, producing a reduction in the fat thickness in the treated area. There are some initial indications that CoolSculpting may also improve skin texture and laxity, with a tightening of the loose skin.
So how does CoolSculpting actually work?
The device removes heat from the skin at a constant rate, rather than chilling to a particular temperature. While the underlying mechanism is unclear the current theory is that chilling fat tissue to just below freezing triggers ice crystals to form on the fat cells which leads to a natural cell death.
What are the expected results?
Patients see a permanent fat reduction of up to 25-30% of the area treated for each cycle. Depending on the amount of excess tissue, one or more treatments may be necessary, although many patients are satisfied after just one. CoolSculpting does not remove as much fat as a liposuction procedure, therefore it is important to discuss your goals and expectations during your consultation so Dr Magnusson can come up with a suitable treatment plan that will meet your specific needs.
What happens during the treatment?
A customised treatment plan will be developed to address your areas of concern. During the treatment, Dr Magnusson or one of our CoolSculpting Technicians, will position an applicator to the targeted area. The tissue is then drawn into a vacuum cup where controlled cooling is delivered to the targeted fat. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure—enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. A session takes approximately one hour per applicator, therefore depending on the number of areas treated and/or applicators required will determine your treatment length of time.
Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often patients return to work after the CoolSculpting session is over.
For more information or to book a consultation, phone 1300 662 960.Read More »
People travel from across the country and at times from around the globe for the treatments offered by Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba, Queensland.
We understand that potential patients may want to know more about this Darling Downs destination, so we have compiled the following list of Toowoomba’s top night spots to help you combine good food, light-hearted fun and an enjoyable social scene with your cosmetic enhancement.
A stalwart of the Toowoomba nightlife scene, and of the town itself, Fitzy’s offers something for everyone and always guarantees you a good night.
Whether it be enjoying one of the many craft beers or fine wines available while listening to some live acoustic performances in the recently renovated front space (known as Tapestry), or dancing until the sun sneaks over the hills out the back, Fitzy’s is a superb venue with friendly staff, excellent service and a great mix of people.
The food doesn’t disappoint either. So if you’re after a tasty bite, a welcoming atmosphere and some festive fun, Fitzy’s should definitely be a destination on your ‘nightlife in Toowoomba’ list.
Sofra Turkish Cuisine
Located in the heart of Toowoomba CBD, cSofra Turkish Cuisine provides the perfect setting for anyone looking for a night out at one of the most deliciously diverse, award-winning restaurants in the Darling Downs.
A favourite with both locals and visitors to the region, Sofra is noted for its palate pleasing menu selection, impressive wine list, eclectic atmosphere and colourful entertainment. With this winning combination, its no wonder this establishment is repeatedly voted one of the most popular places in Toowoomba.
Using only the freshest ingredients, often delivered straight to the door from local growers, the intimate ambiance and intriguing Ottoman charm will provide you an unforgettable experience.
Kajoku, Japanese/Korean Restaurant & Karaoke
If you’re looking for something a little different in Toowoomba by night, why not immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Kajoku Japanese/Korean Restaurant & Karaoke Bar?
Located upstairs in an ideal open space that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the ambience Kajoku has to offer, the rich aromas of the Korean BBQ are spectacular and the food lives up to its promise.
The diverse menu features something for everyone with gluten free and vegetarian options, and all dishes are excellent value for money. There is a great selection of authentic Asian beer and if you’re feeling really adventurous, trying your hand at Karaoke may be a perfect end to an enjoyable evening.
Irish Club Hotel
Featuring a jam-packed line up of live music, friendly staff and a welcoming social atmosphere, the Irish Club Hotel lives up to its reputation by serving up traditional and tasty Irish fare including favourites like Guiness Pie and Paddy’s Potato Skins.
With an extensive range of beer on tap from the dark stuff if you’re game to a lighter lager for the not so brave, the Irish Club Hotel caters for all tastes and appetites. Decent sized portions, good value for money and exceptionally helpful staff make this establishment a must on Toowoomba’s night scene.
Burke & Wills Hotel
Named after some of Australia’s favourite intrepid adventurers, the Burke and Wills Landmark Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Toowoomba’s CBD. This central location is within walking distance to many of the local attractions as well as the retail, legal, medical and cultural precincts that Toowoomba has to offer.
Featuring high-end accommodation, as well as first class quality gaming and an amazing choice of food and dining, with the added benefit of off street parking, experiencing this local gem is an essential part of your Darling Downs nighttime adventure!
So that’s our guide to enjoying the best nightlife Toowoomba has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon!Read More »
We all have choices about how we can live in a cleaner, greener, healthier world and the type of makeup we wear is no exception. The specialist team at Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba, take a look at how choosing mineral makeup can benefit both our bodies and Mother Earth.
The history of mineral makeup
Makeup made from minerals is not a new concept. In fact, the art of enhancing your appearance using minerals started in the earliest civilizations.
Ancient cultures used ground-up natural minerals for applying color to the skin for everything from decoration for festive celebrations, to camouflage and war paints. Cleopatra’s kohl-rimmed eyes are an early example of the use of minerals to create a stand-out feature and enhance your natural assets.
A more natural approach
Given that the cosmetic makeup industry was derived as an accidental off-set from petroleum based operations, is it little wonder that many people began searching for a more natural approach?
A key factor of mineral makeup is not so much what’s in it, as what’s not in it.
Generally, mineral makeup doesn’t contain emollient oils and waxes, fragrances and preservatives found in conventional cosmetics. Because of this, mineral products are much kinder to sensitive skin, and are often a preferred choice for anyone who suffers from skin irritations and allergies.
In addition, this makes the production of mineral makeup a much more environmentally friendly option.
So what does mineral makeup contain?
Naturally occurring ingredients sourced from Mother Earth, including iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are ground up into tiny particles (micronized) to create mineral makeup products.
Mineral makeup harnesses the healing properties inherent in Mother Nature to calm, restore and protect your skin. A common claim from fans of mineral products is that anti-irritants such as zinc help improve conditions including inflammation, redness and acne.
Benefits of mineral makeup
Mineral makeup has a lighter touch and helps your skin to ‘breathe,’ as it doesn’t contain standard cosmetic ingredients such as binders, waterproof polymers, and other skin-sticking irritants. This lack of filler ingredients found in conventional makeup, leads to less pore clogging and subsequently a smoother, healthier complexion.
Can mineral makeup be a sunscreen substitute?
Another assertion from the mineral makeup fan club, is that it can act as a natural sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage. Ingredients including zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, have proven properties as skin protectants and sunscreen.
However, it is important to remember that no mineral makeup will provide you with the same level of sun protection as an SPF, so we recommend continuing to slip, slop slap.
How do I incorporate mineral makeup into my beauty regime?
With the number of products available on the market these days, it can be a daunting task of where to begin. Allure Cosmetic Clinic offers a complimentary Cosmetic Advisory Service to help guide you through the potholes and pitfalls of the cosmetic industry.
An experienced professional will help you to develop a beauty and skin care regime, based around natural products that benefit both the planet and yourself.
At Allure Clinic, we only stock products that have scientific evidence to back up their effectiveness. The products we use are only available to medical practitioners and are not advertised in the general media. The money saved on advertising is spent on the contents of every bottle.
We have handpicked these skin care products because we know they work, are good for our environment and contain ingredients to make your skin glow.
Book an appointment for your complimentary skin assessment and we will tailor a skin care regime specifically for you.Read More »
Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba, Queensland is not your average beauty salon. While it does offer a range of cutting-edge treatment options to define, enhance, refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body, there is a defining feature that makes this clinic a preferred choice for patients from near and far.
Partnered with Toowoomba Plastic Surgery, Allure Cosmetic Clinic offers the skills and expertise of renowned specialist plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Magnusson, leading a highly skilled team of handpicked, professional staff.
We explore some of the many benefits of visiting a beauty clinic backed by a professional plastic surgeon:
1. Plastic vs. cosmetic
What’s the difference between a plastic and cosmetic surgeon? Is the question asked by many when confronted with this conundrum. The difference is much more significant than many people would suspect.
Currently any doctor in Australia can label themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons,’ without undertaking any additional training. However a plastic surgeon is required to complete several years of specialist plastic surgery training and undergo extensive supervision, in addition to their existing medical qualifications.
Dr. Magnusson completed his specialist training in 1999, being awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS Plast), ensuring you are in safe and qualified hands for all surgical procedures performed at Allure Cosmetic Clinic.
2. Specialist surgeries
Being a cosmetic clinic supported by a plastic surgeon, allows Allure Clinic to offer specialist surgical procedures in specific areas. During his specialist training, Dr. Magnusson specifically sought education and experience to advance his interests in cosmetic surgery, particularly in the area of breast surgery.
Following completion of his training, Dr. Magnusson travelled overseas to develop his knowledge and experience in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. To further these interests, Dr. Magnusson travelled to Milan to work with the pioneers in breast reshaping following breast cancer surgery.
Allure Cosmetic Clinic offers a range of breast surgery options, with patients guaranteed they are being treated by a leading specialist in this arena.
3. Professional learning enhances patient experience
Dr. Magnusson currently holds several notable appointments within the surgical industry and is an active member of various professional associations.
His role with the Council for the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons as an Education Convenor arranging conferences for cosmetic plastic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, allows him to remain at the forefront of new developments in this field, both in Australia and overseas.
This ensures that the treatment options offered at Allure Cosmetic Clinic all provide a proven benefit and helps us to avoid expensive treatments that don’t achieve real results.
Dr. Magnusson also has a special interest in facial rejuvenation using non-surgical and surgical treatment modalities. He ensures the safety and efficacy of all treatments at Allure Clinic and is always available to offer his expert opinion to our patients.
4. Experience and integrity
A specialist plastic surgeon brings to a cosmetic clinic the experience and integrity to provide the highest level of patient care. At Allure Cosmetic Clinic, we understand that undertaking cosmetic surgery is an intensely personal and private decision that can have a positive impact on many facets of your life including; self-image, confidence and social interaction.
Understanding a patient’s motivations and helping them to achieve realistic expectations is a vital component in achieving successful outcomes. With a combination of communication, experience and knowledge, Dr. Magnusson and the specialist team at Allure Clinic have helped many patients realise their full potential.
This combination of training, experience, quality and caring provides the ideal environment for every patient to make very personal and important decisions, with the security that they are in the best possible hands.
Allure Cosmetic Clinic: the preferred choice.
These are just a few of the many reasons why patients flock from near and far to visit Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba. And why having a cosmetic clinic backed by a professional plastic surgeon is the preferred choice, every time.
To learn more about our highly skilled staff and treatment options visit Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, complete a contact form or call us on 1300 662 960.Read More »
Lights, camera, action, LASER. Wait…laser? Laser treatments are at the forefront of skin rejuvenation this millennium, but with so many options available, how do you find the best fit for you?
Laser Genesis is a comfortable, non-ablative, non-invasive form of skin therapy designed to help restore your skin’s youthful glow by smoothing out uneven textures caused by aging, sun damage or scars.
Offered by Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba, we take a look at why Laser Genesis is leading the pack in skin regeneration and why you should make it your next cosmetic procedure.
What is Laser Genesis?
The Laser Genesis procedure utilises non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat scars, fine lines, large pores, uneven skin texture and diffuse redness. It offers a creamier, healthier complexion by reducing pore size and diminishing skin imperfections.
How does it work?
By gently heating your skin’s upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, Laser Genesis has been scientifically proven to stimulate collagen regrowth with no downtime and minimal discomfort. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
By heating up the deeper layers of the skin, as well as focusing on enlarged and inflamed blood vessels to reduce redness, Laser Genesis improves skin health subtly and consistently.
The benefits of Laser Genesis are far reaching. They include:
- Subtle yet consistent results after each treatment
- No unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation
- Treatments are performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anaesthetics or gel
- Dramatic improvement in skin texture
- Reduces pore size
- Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Effective in reducing redness and improving conditions including rosacea.
Advantages over traditional laser treatments
While traditional laser treatments are effective for those large, unattractive vessels that so often appear around the nose, cheeks and chin, they just can’t reach many of those finer, shallower vessels.
This is where Laser Genesis has the advantage over traditional treatments. Working in the same way as other laser treatments to coagulate and collapse veins, Laser Genesis additionally uses high-power microsecond pulses at high repetition rates to safely heat the dermis, stimulating collagen and reducing redness.
Laser Genesis can be used on all areas of the body, skin of any type or colour and is most commonly used on the face and neck. Patients report excellent results over the entirety of these areas. Additionally, practitioners may suggest this treatment to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
What does it feel like?
Laser Genesis treatment consists of a gentle non-contact laser stimulation of the skin. Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic, and no numbing creams are required. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser hand piece is moved back and forth about half an inch above your skin.
How many treatments will I need?
On average, most patients require between four to six treatments in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Every patient’s condition and needs vary, so it is best to discuss your individual circumstances in a confidential consultation prior to beginning your treatment.
Post treatment side effects
Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours following treatment. It is common to feel slightly ‘flushed’, however this sensation is usually subtle and disappears quickly.
Post treatment sun protection is important to help maximise results. Most patients immediately return to normal activities.
So what are you waiting for? To restore a more youthful, smoother and rejuvenated complexion, make Laser Genesis your next cosmetic treatment.
To learn more about Laser Genesis, visit Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, complete a contact form or call us on 1300 662 960.Read More »
Who doesn’t love a day at the races? All those gorgeous frocks, jocks and fillies on show. But what are the secrets to looking your best this Spring Carnival? Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba dishes up a smorgasbord of cosmetic treatments to get you on track this racing season.
Be one of the freshest faces in the race day crowd with Allure Clinic’s restorative and rejuvenating facial treatments. Try the Allure Signature Facial, which uses medical grade skin care for ultimate results. Or the Extraction Facial is perfect for congested, dull and acne prone skin.
If you’re in need of some serious facial refreshment, our Hydrafacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration, including antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
Turn that frown upside down
For flawless Race Day photos, create a smooth smile and unfurrow your frown with our proven wrinkle relaxing treatment. At Allure Clinic we specialise in using natural, purified Wrinkle Relaxers protein to address your furrows, lines and facial wrinkles.
We aim for the most natural results achievable, as no one wants to look overdone or ‘frozen’. We achieve this by treating each patient with doses that will adequately relax the muscle and wrinkles, whilst maintaining their natural features.
Revive and rejuvenate
Take the fountain of youth trackside. Dermal fillers are used to create a more youthful appearance and rejuvenate your facial features. Dermal fillers used at Allure Clinic are based on hyaluronic acid, have a proven safety record and contain no animal proteins, so do not require a prior skin test.
Treatments are performed under local anaesthetic for maximum patient comfort and are quick enough to be performed in your lunchtime. Results are immediate with minimal downtime, suiting many patients’ busy schedules.
Sculpt your silhouette
To achieve your most svelte silhouette for Fashions on the Field, why not try Coolsculpting? This non-invasive treatment is specifically designed to reduce unwanted bulges that have not responded to diet and exercise. Alternatively, we offer Exilis, a non-invasive solution for fat reduction, skin tightening and reduction of wrinkles, with long-lasting effects.
Peel away the years
To maximise your Race Day glow, Allure Clinic offers a range of sensational peel treatments designed to strip back the years and leave you shining. Choose from treatments that sound good enough to eat including blueberry smoothie, pomegranate or D-tox, to name a few.
All Allure Clinic medical grade chemical peels exfoliate the skin to accelerate the cell renewal process, stimulate collagen synthesis and improve elastin fibres to reveal a more youthful and radiant complexion.
Hair today, gone tomorrow
Say bye bye to unwanted body hair with the latest in laser hair removal this season. Allure Clinic also offers a range of waxing treatments to choose from for all face and body parts. Long lasting or a quick fix, both options are perfect to get you back on track.
So now the heavy-duty stuff is taken care of, why not put the cherry on the cake with some finishing touches to really complete your look this Spring? How about combining a body scrub with a spray tan to buff and bronze yourself into a shining star of the racing set?
And don’t forget to ensure you’ve got glamorous hands and feet watching the fillies this season by opting for miraculous manicure and pampering pedicure treatments?
To learn more about how to look your best this Spring, visit Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, complete a contact form or call us on 1300 662 960.Read More »
Silimed/Sientra breast implants have been voluntarily withdrawn from distribution by the manufacturers in Brazil. This follows the identification of foreign particles on the surfaces of some devices (they make a number of devices not just breast implants) during a regulatory inspection and a subsequent temporary suspension of the CE mark required for distribution in Europe (they make a number of devices not just breast implants).
There is no indication at present that this represents a threat to the safety of any implanted patient and is precautionary pending complete investigation.
We are committed to the safety of all patients and are proactively remaining in touch with developments regarding further information as it comes to hand.
At Allure, almost all of our patients have Allergan implants and are NOT affected by these findings.
Investigations are ongoing and as you can see from the enclosed communication from one of the International Societies that Dr Magnusson is a member of, this is a worldwide precaution.
As further information comes to hand we sill keep you updated.Read More »
Gone are the days of the Nescafe International Roast tin and the sexy Moccona man. It’s not just a delicious drink that warms us up on cold days, provides the perfect pick me up after a big night, big meeting or 3.30pm slump. Today coffee is much, much, more. Is it freshly ground? Ethically sourced? Too hot? Not hot enough? Latte, flat white, single or double shot. However you like it and for whatever reason check out these top six spots for coffee in Toowoomba.
What makes a great coffee?
Everyone knows a great coffee is all about the beans and the barista. The B team. Both have to be equally great. A bad barista can ruin your favourite blend and the best barista cannot beautify a bad bean. Ultimately coffee comes down to personal taste, likes and dislikes.
The top six list is based on local knowledge and customer reviews. They are listed according to their Beanhunter* rating.
1. GROUND UP
8.9 BEAN HUNTER
501 Ruthven St, Toowoomba
Serving up Toby’s Estate Coffee, Ground Up Espresso Bar is located in an old storeroom in a sleepy Toowoomba laneway that has been transformed into a Melbourne style coffee spot with a fun friendly atmosphere.
Open from 7am to 3pm weekdays and 8am to 3pm on Saturday, the coffee bar serves a selection of great coffee and teas as well as a selection of gourmet baked goods.
“Finally, a barista who knows his stuff. Doppio lungo single origin to die for. Is it any wonder you get an 8.9 on bean hunter!” wrote one happy Beanhunter reviewer.
Rumour has it the Guilty Pleasure is a crowd favourite; a warm croissant, Nutella and strawberries. Um….yum!!
2. IMPRESSIONS ON SCOTT
8.2 BEAN HUNTER
19 Scott St, East Toowoomba QLD 4350
Bellissimo Coffee is the coffee blend of choice here and offers a customer loyalty card that rewards your coffee addiction. Impressions on Scott is a great place to frequent.
Open weekdays 7am to 6pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm. Impressions on Scott aspires to deliver fabulous food made in house and friendly service to Toowoomba locals and visitors in a relaxed setting.
Don’t miss the cake cabinet! One reviewer describing it as “innovative and very, very tasty, recommending the Ginger Crunch and Ginger Lemon Slice.”
With a new spring menu starting in October and gluten free options, Impressions on Scott is a great place for coffee and cake.
3. PARKHOUSE CAFE
7.5 BEAN HUNTER
92 Margaret St, Toowoomba Qld 4350
At Parkhouse you can relax with friends and enjoy a coffee in a great outdoor setting or take a seat inside, on the comfy and inviting lounges.
Open 7am to late, Monday to Sunday (they serve dinner here too) the Park House Café has friendly table service if sitting in.
Park House Café is a long-standing Toowoomba venue nestled in the beautiful Camphor Laurel avenue of Margaret Street, directly opposite Queens Park. It is also a short walk to the Toowoomba Botanical Gardens.
Not just coffee, Park House Café offers great meals, sourcing all of their produce fresh from local farms in the Lockyer Valley and on the Darling Downs.
4. WENDLAND FINE FOODS
7.1 BEAN HUNTER
76 Bridge St, Toowoomba
Not just olives! Mention Wendland in Toowoomba and you will hear all about their olives and olive oils. Owners Karsten and Angela Wendland have an olive grove of over 19000 olive trees and produce oil and different varieties of table olives.
As reviewers describe it; Wendland Fine Foods is an “Artisan deli and café” where “the coffee is well made and the food a little slice of heaven.”
Open 7 days per week from early (check for closing times)
5. RAW SUGAR
6.3 BEAN HUNTER
122 Margaret St (corner of Kitchener St), Toowoomba Don’t let this unsuspecting cafés appearance fool you. The ordinary looking shop in a small off street shopping strip focuses on home grown and homemade.
Raw Sugar serves up hearty meals, coffee and homemade treats. Keeping up with the food trends, they offer some Paleo options too.
This café is located in walking distance from Allure Cosmetic Clinic and opens 7am to 4 pm weekdays.
6. PINK PEPPERCORN
NO BEAN HUNTER RATING
Medici Medical Centre, Suite 4 / 15 Scott Street, Toowoomba
A short walk from Allure Cosmetic Clinic, Pink Peppercorn has no Bean Hunter rating but is highly rated by the Allure staff and has previously been named the 8th best delicatessen in Australia by the National Lifestyle Food Awards. Open 7am to 6pm weekdays, Pink Peppercorn dishes up delicious, indulgent café and gourmet deli goods and coffee.
Take the time to sit and relax over a great coffee. The team at Allure have coffee tested this list and happily recommend these to clients visiting the Allure Cosmetic Clinic.
* What is Bean Hunter you ask? Bean Hunter makes it easy to find and share your coffee experiences, the Beanhunter community submit cafes, write reviews, add photos on the beautiful drink that is coffee!Read More »
Last summer’s glowing skin from days spent lazing in the sun would have left you feeling more attractive, happy and confident. Skip forward a few months, as the glow fades, the evidence of all that glorious sun worshipping has left behind it’s unpleasant mark. Basking in the unforgiving Queensland sun can lead to the development of dreaded sun spots and considerably older looking skin. Before this summer hits, step into the limelight with Allure Cosmetic Centre, Toowoomba, for a treatment that will leave your skin rejuvenated and your confidence sky high.
Limelight pigmentation: the laser treatment.
A very popular all in one facial procedure, Limelight is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that delivers a non-invasive light treatment to reverse unwanted skin pigmentation. Limelight has the unique ability to treat several issues like redness, sun spots, large pores, and tiny veins. It is the technique of choice for the removal of lighter brown sun spots. Unlike other treatments Limelight can be used on all skin tones. Perfect for red and brown skin discolouration. Limelight works by heating vessels or pigmented areas (sun spots) that causes a response, which eliminates the surface imperfections. Limelight treatment with the qualified and experienced team at Allure Cosmetic Clinic is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation option with minimal discomfort.
A quick science lesson.
The Limelight laser combines the benefits of three distinct light based devices into one solution with a wavelength range of 520 – 1100nm. This range of wavelengths allows for both haemoglobin (red) and melanin (brown) absorption. Limelight serves as a very effective means of correcting conditions of this (red and brown) type, and the precise tuning options incorporated into the device make it superior to other IPL offerings and ideal for any part of the face.
How does it work and how much does it hurt?
In your consultations with the Allure Cosmetic Clinic skin rejuvenation team you can ask all the questions you like to determine the most effective skin rejuvenation options available. Conveniently, Limelight treatments usually take only 15 to 20 minutes. The number of treatments required will be determined by the extent of skin damage and the desired result; most will see results in 1 to 3 treatments. Your experienced Allure practitioner can customise the Limelight to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
During treatment when the pulse of light is delivered, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Patients may request a numbing cream and your laser technician will advise if it is appropriate.
What can I expect after?
Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will begin to darken and skin may appear slightly red and swollen. This may last 1 to 2 days. Within 1 to 3 weeks the brown spots will begin to flake off and redness will decrease, leaving skin clearer, smoother, and softer.
Is it permanent perfection?
Now you have banished the brown spots, what’s next? To maximise the longevity of Limelight treatments it is imperative that you incorporate sun protection into your daily beauty routine. Sun damage caused the pigmentation dramas in the first place and it will do it again. It is too easy these days to wear an SPF protective cream with most daily facial creams on the market now providing UV protection. Remember to aim high with the SPF factor. New brown spots, spider veins and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage.
So as you emerge from your winter hibernation visit the team at Allure to ensure your skin is ready to face the summer social season. At Allure you can have your clear skin and safely tan it too, ask the team about the fantastic holiday inspired tans.
Owned and attended by a plastic surgeon, Allure Cosmetic Clinic always has expert advice on hand for their clients. The whole team at Allure works to professionally deliver the most effective treatment for your desired results.
For more information on skin rejuvenation and the reversal of skin pigmentation or to arrange a consultation visit Allure Cosmetic Clinic in Toowoomba, email email@example.com or call us on 1300 662 960.Read More »
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As the long months of winter drag on, you are probably left feeling tired, dull and worn out, longing for the carefree casualness of summer sun on your skin, wishing for warm days and balmy nights, strappy sandals and singlet attire.
But instead of hiding away under big jumpers and baggy jeans, why not treat yourself to some winter pampering with Allure Clinic’s amazing range of products and services to help beat those winter blues and get you ready for the summer season ahead?
For those of us who may have overindulged a little in the cooler months, Allure Clinic offers a range of services to beat the winter bulge. COOLSCULPTING is a non invasive treatment to reduce unwanted fat bulges that have not responded to diet and exercise. Or you could try EXILIS, a non-invasive solution for fat reduction, skin tightening and reduction of wrinkles, with long-lasting effects.
One of winter’s most invasive enemies, dry skin can be banished with a SEA SALT BODY SCRUB. Enjoy total relaxation as your dry skin is swept away with an invigorating sea salt scrub. And with Spring just around the corner, why not combine this with a SPRAY TAN to bronze your body without harmful UV rays?
Our hands and feet can also suffer from the drying effects of winter weather. What better way to relieve winter dryness and get glamorous hands than with a much needed MANICURE, or treat your toes and nourish dry winter worn feet with a restorative PEDICURE treatment?
How about we really hit the recharge button with a flowing Swedish MASSAGE? Melt away any stress and tension during the cranky colder months by choosing from a full body, back or neck and shoulder massage treatment.
Facial freshen ups
If your face is feeling dry, dull and dismal this winter, it may be a good idea to opt for one of Allure Clinic’s restorative and rejuvenating facial treatments. Try the ALLURE SIGNATURE FACIAL, which uses medical grade skin care for ultimate results. Or the EXTRACTION FACIAL is perfect for congested, dull and acne prone skin. Both facials allow you to relax and replenish while your impurities are swept away.
If you’re in need of some serious face freshening this winter, why not bring out the big guns and have a go at Allure Clinic’s HYDRAFACIAL? The resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration, including antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
Peel away layers of winter weariness with a smorgasboard of scrumptious sounding (and smelling) peel treatments designed to leave you glowing. Choose from a wide range of peel treatments including; BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE, POMEGRANATE, D-TOX and many more. For those wanting to strip back the years there is the TIMELESS PEEL PACKAGE. Or trust in the healing powers of the ocean and take a dive into the DEEP SEA PEEL.
Maybe it’s just a little maintenance you’re needing to make you feel spruced up for Spring? Many of us neglect basic body maintenance over the winter months, but its often astonishing how much better you feel getting rid of unwanted hair or shaping up your brows. Allure Clinic has a range of waxing treatments to choose from for all face and body parts, or why not experience THE ALLURE ULTIMATE BROW INDULGENCE, which includes brow styling, tint, eye mask and scalp massage? Perfect to get you back on track.
So to beat those winter blues and feel fresh and fantastic, visit Allure Clinic in Toowoomba, complete a contact form or call us on 1300 662 960.Read More »
Spider veins are often a serious concern during the summer, when they can make you self-conscious about donning shorts and bathing suits. During the winter season, those visible veins can be much easier to ignore, as you can hide them under long pants and tights. However, winter is the perfect time to seek spider vein treatment from Toowoomba Plastic Surgery’s own Allure Clinic for a number of reasons.
Won’t Interfere with Your Plans It may be winter in Australia, but that doesn’t mean your schedule slows down. In fact, many Australians find this time of year to be even busier, with school and activities to keep everyone hopping. If this is not the time to indulge in a plastic surgery procedure that involves a long recovery period, spider vein treatment might be the perfect solution. The non-invasive procedure involves little discomfort and no downtime, so you can work treatments into your busy routine.
No Sun Exposure Laser treatment for spider veins is an effective way to eliminate those visible networks, but there is a catch. To ensure that the skin heals properly from treatment, full avoidance of sun exposure for a number of weeks is recommended. In the winter, this is much easier to do, since skin-baring clothing is safely packed away for the season. By the time you are ready to show off your smooth, sexy legs, skin will be healed and you won’t have to worry about pigmentation issues.
Time to See Results Laser treatment is a highly effective method for eliminating spider veins, but it often takes more than one treatment session to achieve full results. A prescribed period of time must be allowed between treatments to ensure skin heals fully from one laser exposure before getting another. If you start your laser treatments now, you should achieve full results before summer rolls around.
Ready for Summer! Once the warm temperatures and sunshine make an appearance, the last thing you want to do is worry about the appearance of your legs. By investing in spider vein treatment now, you can rest assured you will be ready to face the leg-baring season with confidence. In the meantime, your legs can be safely hidden under winter clothing until the treatment protocol is complete.
Now is the perfect time to invest in your legs for next summer. At Allure Clinic, we utilise the ND-YAG-Vascular laser to remove those visible veins and create a smoother, clearer look to the skin. The procedure is non-invasive and there is no downtime after treatment. To learn more, contact Allure Clinic on 1300 662 960.Read More »