Skin Care Consultation with our Cosmetics Nurse/Dermal Clinician

Hope Dermatology is pleased to offer appointments for a detailed skin care consultation with one of our experienced nurses and dermal clinician. In this consultation we will take a detailed history of your current skincare regimen and carefully examine your skin; tailoring a comprehensive skin care plan to address your specific concerns such as wrinkle prevention, pigmentation, sun damage or acne control.

If required, additional skin care treatments may be discussed during this consultation including chemical peels, Cosmetic injectable treatments or laser therapy.

To book an appointment with our nurse/dermal clinician for a skin care consultation call the practice on (03) 9039 5644.  Cosmetic consultations are approximately 45 minutes in duration and there is a fee of $50.00 + GST = $55. This cosmetic fee is redeemable on any Rationale product (must be bought on the day) or cosmetic treatment booked and performed either on the day or within 3 months of the appointment.

**Please note – the skin care consultation is not for the diagnosis or management of medical skin problems. If you have a specific medical skin issue this will require a referral from your GP and a formal consultation with one of our Dermatologists.**

LPL – LED Therapeutic Light

LPL LED light therapy is the newest and most advanced LED light system available.  Originally developed for wound healing, LED light therapy is a wonderful adjunct therapy when undergoing any cosmetic or injectable procedure and aids to relieve pain and improve healing time post surgery.  LPL LED has shown therapeutic benefits in the treatment of:

  • Skin rejuvenation and skin health
  • Active Acne
  • Scar management

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Vascular and Pigment Laser

Here at Hope Dermatology we use the Cutera Excel V laser to treat vascular and pigmented lesions.  It has both the 532nm and 1064nm laser components which allows us to treat many different types of lesions in all skin types effectively and safely.

Colour and texture of the skin are often the defining features people notice in both themselves and others and impacts greatly on whether someone is perceived as youthful or not, more so than wrinkles!  Sun damage is usually a combination of pigment and vessels and we can target both elements with each session of the Excel V, giving people a great, visible improvement in their skin tone in even their first session.  Depending on your skin concern we usually recommend 2-3 sessions, around 4-6/weeks apart.

We encourage an initial consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists to assess your skin concerns and ensure you are receiving the very best advice and care from our expert medical team of Dermatologists and Cosmetic Nurses.

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Laser Genesis

Laser genesis has been described as a “lunchtime laser” as it is a walk in, walk out procedure that has little to no downtime for most people.  It utilises the 1064nm YAG laser and is a wonderful treatment for people wanting global facial rejuvenation or those with global, generalised redness in the skin.

It is a comfortable and relaxing laser treatment; creating gentle heating within the dermis which stimulates collagen production and leaves the skin looking stimulated with a nice healthy pink tone. It is well tolerated by patients of all skin types. Our patients love this procedure and describe their skin the following day as feeling as though they have had a facial. Laser Genesis can treat fine lines, pores, uneven skin tone, and diffuse redness

As with all procedures that can boast very little downtime, typically a number of treatments is required to achieve a great result. We recommend a series of 4-6 sessions, approximately 4-6/weeks apart. Here at Hope Dermatology we will always discuss with our patients what level of result they can realistically expect from any of our treatment plans.

Like most things, the more you do, the better the outcome.

With Laser Genesis you will always look forward to your next visit at Hope Dermatology.

Ultraformer III – for lifting, tighterning and countouring face and body

The Ultraformer III is the world’s leading system for ultrasound lifting, tightening and contouring for face and body. Using micro-focused ultrasound energy, the Ultraformer is used for skin tightening and can address common age-related concerns such as:

· Jowl and Neck lift

· Jawline contouring

· Eyebrow lift

· Skin tightening face and body

· Wrinkle Reduction including crow’s feet and upper lip lines

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Micro-Exfoliating Peels

Formerly referred to as “chemical peels” these days we prefer the term “micro-exfoliating peels” as it is no longer necessary, nor desirable to physically, visibly peel the skin to achieve a great cosmetic outcome and most cases the solutions used are naturally derived acids. eg. Lactic acid from milk.

Here at Hope Dermatology we offer a variety of peels tailored for various skin conditions and skin types. Composed of naturally occurring fruit and milk acids, they gently exfoliate the top layers of old skin to unveil smooth, soft and brighter skin. Performed regularly, in conjunction with a good skin care plan, they can treat and improve the following:

  • Pigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Congestion
  • Acne
  • Sun damage
  • Skin dullness
  • Fine lines and texture
  • Rejuvenation
  • Hydration

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What is it?

Dermaplaning is performed using a sterile surgical blade. The blade is worked over the face removing the outer layers of dead skin cells as well as any fine vellus hair. Ideal for blonde hair that cannot be laser treated and a smoother makeup application.

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Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections have proven to be a safe and highly effective method of facial rejuvenation. They have a variety of cosmetic indications but are particularly suited to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that form due to movement of facial muscles). By gently relaxing the facial muscles, the result is smoother and more youthful looking skin. They are used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. They may also be used to treat some lines around the mouth (or to treat an asymmetrical smile or gummy smile), the neck and nose.

The injections used may also treat some medical conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option designed to treat facial wrinkles and restore lost volume giving you a refreshed, natural look. Dermal fillers have considerably evolved over the last decade and are now a safer and effective cosmetic treatment. Essentially they can be used as a non-surgical treatment to reshape the face. They can help with lines around the mouth, the nasolabial area, dark circles under the eyes and cheeks, as well as the lips and sagging jaw line.

We can help with lip filler, cheek filler and tear trough filler to keep you looking refreshed!

At Hope Dermatology our cosmetic injectable treatments (anti-wrinkle and dermal filler) are performed by our Principal dermatologist Dr. Hope Dinh and Registered Nurse Kristie in comfortable surrounds with our aim being to refresh your skin with a “natural” look in a safe manner.  An initial consultation with our team would assess if fillers are suitable and safe for you, and which is the most appropriate product to achieve the best cosmetic outcome for your needs, safely.

Micro-Skin Needling (Dermapen)

Micro-skin needling with the Dermapen is one of the most advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical approaches to skin rejuvenation available today.  The micro-fine, vertical needles create microscopic channels within the dermis and epidermis, stimulating the skins’ natural healing cascade.  This improves blood flow to the skin, promotes improved skin cell renewal, normalises skin functionality and increases collagen production.  In fact, Dermapen is renowned for its collagen induction capability and is widely referred to as CIT, “collagen induction therapy.

Dermapen is indicated for a variety of common skin complaints including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Discolouration including hyperpigmentation (darkening), hypopigmentation (lightening) and sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Traumatic or surgical scarring
  • Stretch marks

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Secret Radio Frequency Skin Needling

The Secret Micro-Needle Fractional RF System is the ideal technology for skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation by utilising minimally invasive micro-needles to deliver controlled RF energy directly into various depths of the skin. Similar to laser for acne scar removal, this treatment is able to soften acne scars.

  • Target areas with outstanding end results such as skin lifting, pore-size reduction, tightening and overall rejuvenation.
  • Indicated for various conditions like hyper pigmentation, deep and shallow wrinkles, acne and acne scars.
  • The RF energy is delivered through the focused tip of the micro-needles, leading to far-less trauma to the surrounding epidermis. This leads to significantly decreased discomfort and down time for the patient compared to conventional fractional lasers.

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Combination Treatment

An advantage of seeing a specialist Dermatologist for cosmetic treatments is that Dermatologists are able to give advice on other treatments that improve the appearance of the skin. As expert cosmetic doctors, we are often able recommend combination treatment with anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, enzyme treatments and laser therapy to achieve superior outcomes. In addition, we can also prescribe other tailored topical treatments (not available to the public over-the-counter) to complement the therapies above.