Accutane and Acne?

Mired in controversy, Accutane is no longer an option for acne. For a woman concerned about the red and pustular nodules on her face and back, acne can ruin a shopping outing with friends. A teenager embarrassed about the cystic outbreak on their face often stays home “sick” from school rather than facing the ridicule from peers.  » Read More

Are You Seeing Red?

Acne Rosacea is a common, yet often misunderstood, inflammatory skin disease that may cause facial redness, sensitive skin, burning, stinging, swelling, papules, pustules, broken red capillary veins, red gritty eyes and in more advanced cases a disfiguring bulbous nose.  Often misdiagnosed as adult acne, allergy or eczema, Rosacea if left untreated, tends to worsen over time.  Men and women of all ages can be affected, with over 45 million estimated sufferers of Rosacea worldwide.  » Read More

Fact or Fiction - The Beauty, Laser & IPL Profession

Australians are a nation that seem to embrace new technology and take to it like a fish to water. It is no different for the beauty industry. A few years ago Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) equipment became more affordable and the beauty industry was flooded with equipment.  With the recent media attention given to who should be using this machinery I thought it would be a good time to separate the fact from fiction. In order to get to the heart of the matter I have spoken with Ilse Taumberger, the Principal of Fuss College, who runs a Government Accredited Training course in Laser and IPL Protocols and Safety  Practices.  » Read More

The Wrinkle Report The Use of Injectables

By definition, a wrinkle is a line, furrow, crease or depression in the skin’s surface. Wrinkles form due to a combination of factors – sun damage, habitual facial expressions ( frowning, smiling, squinting), smoking, genetic disposition, lifestyle and as a part of the natural ageing process. They fall into two main categories: dynamic and static wrinkles.  » Read More


You and I always have the potential to get better, and we have the power to transform ourselves. Whether you want to be less fearful of risk, more attentive as a friend, quicker to rebound from difficult circumstances or simply to put your best face forward for 2009, you have what it takes to make tiny and gigantic steps forward. Together with skin therapists, cosmetic and plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists, hair stylists, integrative medicine and your personal trainer the years and the sun damage can be banished quickly.  » Read More