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How much is Laser Hair Removal?

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Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a laser to treat unwanted areas of hair. During the treatment, a beam of intense light is directed into the skin, targeting the hair follicles. The follicle, which has only a few millimetres of hair present at the time (a recent shave is necessary) absorbs the light which then damages the follicle enough for hair not to grow in future.

Laser hair removal works best on clients who have fair skin and dark hair, as the laser beam is attracted to the contrast in colour, and after a selection of treatments the client may find themselves permanently hair free.

How much does it cost?

Here at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin, we offer laser hair removal on a variety of areas for both males and females. Treatment prices range from $18 to $300 depending on the area. To make things simple, we have devised two tables to show treatment areas and prices.

Treatment Costs

Female:

Upper Lip: $18
Chin: $18
Neck: $36
Full Face: $100
Full Face & Neck: $120
Underarms: $38
Arms: $120
½ leg: $158
Full Leg: $300
Brazilian/Bikini: $98
Axilla, Brazilian, lower legs: $200

Male:

Full Back: $200
Half Back: $100
Shoulders: $100
Chest: $100
Abdomen: $100
Chest & Abdomen: $200

Prices for other areas are available on consultation. To schedule a consultation or to find out more information on our Laser Hair Removal pricing and packages, call Main Street Cosmetic & Skin on 03 9739 3837.

Where can I get a health check in Melbourne?

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Since February of 2014, patients that are ages 45-49 and 75+ are recommended for a comprehensive health assessment to rule out the possibility of undiagnosed medical conditions. While these health checks are not mandatory, they have proved to be so beneficial we recommend for all our patients in these age categories. The Australian government pays fully for these health checks which last from 30-60 minutes. Pinpointing a chronic health condition is much easier when we can catch these things ahead of time, for general practitioners, this is the best option for patients to consider. For patients, these health assessments at the specified ages when health conditions tend to appear are beneficial so it can save them heartache and stress over health problems as they age.

So, the next question most people want to know is, “Where can I get a health check in Melbourne?”

At Main Street Medical our Nurses perform these longer health checks which are specified at these particular ages. However, your GP is able to perform a shorter health check at any age.on patients at any age, but typically recommend the usual health milestones for every patient as we mentioned above. In Melbourne, health checks are done by a general practitioner (GP) that can prescribe the proper lab work and tests corresponding to any health concerns you present during your check-up. A general practitioner will make the best recommendations for anything from healthy diet, exercise, tips for improved cardiovascular health and maintaining the essentials in your body’s metabolic and functional processes.

Your Health Check Appointments

During your first health check appointment in Melbourne at Main Street Medical, your GP or Nurse will sit with you and go over a questionnaire you’ve previously filled out about your family history and known medical conditions. At this time, your GP can find out more about your lifestyle and health goals for the future. As they learn more about you and the health changes you’ve experienced in your body and performance thus far, they will then make a list of the recommended specialised health tests you’ll need to rule out any predictions they have about risk factors.

Health Risk Factors Include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Anaemia
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity Smoking
  • High levels of alcohol consumption
  • Blood sugar issues
  • Other cardiovascular health concerns such as the presence of varicose veins

During your follow-up appointment, your GP or Nurse will then suggest any specialists for a referral if you are at high risk for any of the above as determined by your test results. The tests recommended, if you are at risk for any of the major issues above, are performed on the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs. Mental health assessments may also be a part of your health check and should be discussed with your GP.

Health checks are a necessary part of our responsibilities as we get older since our body chemistry changes every five to eight years. Life moves so fast all around us that we can forget to be mindful of our health and these health checks can help us maintain our healthy lifestyles. If you’re suffering from too much stress, weight gain or significant loss, chronic fatigue, headaches and more, you should think about getting your health check sooner rather than later. Call Main Street Medical today on 03 9739 3837.

What is an oxygen facial?

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It’s no secret that humans need oxygen to survive. Oxygen sharpens our concentration, promotes healing, strengthens our heart and supports our bodies in more ways than we can count. So why shouldn’t we give ourselves a little extra where it counts?

Here at Main Street Cosmetic, we have introduced the Oxygen Facial. The treatment means we can provide oxygen directly to the skin to give it that extra boost and the results are fantastic! Let us delve deeper.

What does the treatment involve?

The treatment itself is completely non-surgical, non invasive and not painful whatsoever. A combination of a topical cream and activating serum are absorbed into the skin, invigorating the skin with a direct dosage of oxygen, minerals, and nutrients. As the two topical treatments are combined, they begin to react, forcing the oxygen into the pores.

What happens to my skin during and after the treatment?

The first thing to occur is a gentle exfoliation of the face. This ensures that the skin is free from dirt and excess oils that prohibit the oxygen treatment getting absorbed into the pores successfully. After this is complete, two different topical products are applied to the skin. The first is a thick cream, and after this, we apply the activating serum. The skin will begin to feel warm as the cream and serum combine to work their magic. After 10 minutes the creams are removed and a red LED light mask is placed over the skin for another 20 minutes. Finally, when the red LED light mask has achieved the desired effect, a mixture of nutrients and vitamins are applied to the skin followed by a moisturiser which acts as a protectant, now that the treatment is complete.

What type of results can I expect?

Due to the treatment being completely safe with no risk of major complications, the most you will experience is a little redness. After this disappears, you will be left with smoother, softer skin. The oxygen acts as a catalyst, circulating the blood, promoting the growth of collagen as well as new cells. This forces the skin to replenish and regrow at a faster rate than usual, helping to fight the signs of ageing and therefore encouraging a youthful, healthy complexion. When we combine the oxygen facial with the red LED light treatment, we are increasing our chances of achieving a successful result, as the LED treatment also encourages the growth of cells, collagen and achieves better circulation of the blood. It also helps to calm the skin after the treatment, leaving you feeling relaxed both inside and out.

The best part about the oxygen facial and LED light treatment is that there is no downtime. Unlike other treatments, there is no burning, itching, soreness or extreme change in the appearance of the skin post treatment. The oxygen facial we provide is gentle and calming, achieving a positive result without any harmful or damaging effects to the skin.

For more information, contact Main Street Cosmetic on 03 9739 3837, we would be more than happy to answer any questions and book in your first oxygen facial so you can experience the results first hand.

Fraxis Duo

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At Main Street Medical we lead the way, introducing new, ground breaking treatments and methods. One worth mentioning is the Fraxis Duo.

Like most things that include the word ‘duo’, the Fraxis Duo by Cryomed is a combination of two different and successful treatments. Fractional CO2 laser and Micro Needling. Fraxis Duo is the first multi-platform CO2 laser which combines with RF technology (micro needling) to double the effects. Let us explain.

What is Fractional CO2 Laser?

Fractional CO2 Laser works on a superficial area of the skin, improving deep wrinkles and fine lines, skin texture, blotchiness around the face and neck as well as acne and other scarring. It has proven to be an effective treatment for both sun damage and precancerous growths as well.

How does Micro Needling make it better?

The way micro needling works is with a tool called a ‘Derma roller’. The Derma Roller, laced with tiny little needles, creates micro-injuries when rolled across the skin’s surface, forcing the brain to send collagen to the skin, in order for it to repair. By doing so, the tiny little pin pricks are repaired very quickly and then some! This means that you are left with beautiful, glowing skin that looks, feels and actually IS healthier than before.

Now, we have a combination of the two treatments, the Fraxis Duo. Combined, the two treatments target two completely separate areas. The CO2 Laser targets the superficial area while the Micro Needling targets deeper into the skin, meaning it achieves a great deal more during the one session. A 2-4-1 deal! Who doesn’t love that!?

Who needs the Fraxis Duo?

The Fraxis Duo can be used to treat a wide variety of issues. Whether it be scarring, photo-ageing, stretch marks on the face or body, it works wonders. With the use of the Fraxis Duo you will notice the following:

On the face: Better tone and texture, reduction in acne scarring, pore size and wrinkles as well as skin resurfacing and tightening.

On the body: Scar and stretch mark reduction, treatment of Keratosis Pilaris (a condition that causes the skin to become rough and dry in patches) and Hyperhidrosis (sweating abnormally).

Unlike some aggressive lasers, redness and swelling diminish quicker with the use of Fraxis Duo, and alongside increased effectiveness there is a large reduction in side effects. Fraxis Duo is fantastic on fine lines, skin laxity, pigmentation, poor tone and many other skin specific conditions that can benefit from this laser/needling combination.

In conclusion, the Fraxis Duo is a single machine with multiple uses. It can assist in the treatment of various skin issues and works wonders for a wide range of clients.

If you would like to learn more about the treatment and see whether you would be an ideal candidate, contact the office on (03) 9739 3837 or drop into our Lilydale rooms to chat with our friendly team.

Close the Gap Day 2016

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The medical staff at Main Street Medical and Skin Centre are committed to closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.

In support of National Closing the Gap Day on 17th March 2016 we would like to invite all persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and their families to our clinic for a free health assessment between the months of March to May 2016.

By achieving health equality we recognise that good health is the key in supporting children to go to school, adults to lead productive working lives and together helping to build strong and resilient communities.

Call to book your appointment on 03 9739 3837 Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm or Saturday 9am – 3pm for a Comprehensive Health Check with our doctor or nurse.

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS… ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

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What are antiwrinkle injections and what are they used for?

Anti-wrinkle injections are made of a natural, purified protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The discovery of the toxin’s anti-wrinkle effects was first documented by plastic surgeon, Dr Clark in California in 1989.
Anti-wrinkle injections help to relax certain wrinkle-causing muscles to produce a younger and fresher appearance. They inhibit the transmission of neurotransmitters from nerve to muscle and stop the muscle from contracting and forming a wrinkle.
As your skin matures, the effects from frowning, squinting and the movement of our muscles from facial expressions cause folds and creases to form. With age, our skin naturally becomes less elastic causing these lines to stay permanently on our face, whether contracting these muscles or not.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick and simple, non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles and fine lines. Anti-wrinkle injections weaken facial muscles causing them to relax, resulting in a smoother, fresher appearance. They are most commonly used to give a fresher appearance to the crow’s feet, forehead and frown, but can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to the lower face, e.g. smokers lines, neck bands and around the mouth. Other uses for anti-wrinkle injections include the treatment of excessive sweating, especially to the palms and underarms, treatment for teeth grinding, slimming of the jaw line and relief from chronic migraines.

Who performs the treatment?

As the product that we use for our anti-wrinkle injections is a Schedule 4 medication, our specially trained Cosmetic Nurses and Doctors perform all cosmetic injectable treatments.

What are the risks?

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for a long time with no reports of long term side effects. Sometimes a small bruise may appear at the injection point, or there may be some temporary redness and swelling that usually does not last longer than an hour. Other, less common side effects from anti-wrinkle injections include asymmetrical results, failure to cause significant change (usually due to under treating), puffy eyes and drooping of the corners of the mouth. Patients cannot have anti-wrinkle injections if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is it painful?

Most people describe the sensation of the injection as a ‘bee sting’. The needle that we use is tiny and only enters the skin very superficially.
Will I see the effects immediately after treatment?

It usually takes between 2 and 14 days to see the effects of the anti-wrinkle injection once treated.

What is the alternative treatment to anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkles do not create the same result as a surgical face, eye or brow lift, which may be the best option for some patients. They do however delay the time in which surgical intervention is the best option.

What anti-wrinkle injections don’t do:

Anti-wrinkles do not replace lost volume, in other words, they do not plump or re-volumise the skin. To plump or revolumise the skin, dermal fillers are an effective treatment. Dermal fillers are often confused with anti-wrinkle injections, but best anti-ageing results are achieved when the two are used in conjunction with each other.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

The effects of anti-wrinkle injections vary slightly from patient to patient but generally last between 3 and 6 months. The more frequently a patient has treatment, the longer the patient will benefit from the effects due to progressive weakening of the muscle. If at any time the patient ceases treatment the muscle and wrinkle will return to its previous state, wrinkles will not get worse.

HOW DO I GET EXPERT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE?

Book a FREE cosmetic consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse, Felicity, online here, or call us direct on 9739 3837.

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