At Skin Nexus Melbourne we specialise in IPL / Laser Permanent Hair Removal. Our state-of-the-art machines at our Glen Waverley Clinic use ELOS technology which combines Intense Pulsed Light with Radio Frequency to give you the best results with very little or no pain at all.
Think of the freedom of wearing skirts and swimsuits at a minute's notice without having to worry about unsightly hairs on your legs and underarms, or on your back if you are a man.
Most people think that laser perma...
Peptides are short chains of amino acids. A long chain of peptides make up the proteins in our bodies. Peptides can penetrate the skin and tell the cells how to function. There are many different peptides and they are used to send different signals to the cells in our bodies. Some very important are used in Skin Care to revitalise our skin, help produce new collagen and elastin, and diminish wrinkles and skin laxity.
Matrixyl® 3000 Peptides
Matrixyl 3000 is made up of two peptides: Palmitoyl T...
Vitamin A for your skin helps prevent and improve photo aging as well as hydrate the skin and is an indispensable factor in the maintenance of healthy epithelial growth and maturation.
Vitamin A for your skin is used in different forms: retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinol, retinaldehyde and beta-carotene.
The walls of the skin cells are not easy to penetrate. Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and retinoic acid can enter the cell through passages called retinoid surfac...
Managing pimples in the summer
Acne breakouts are common during the summer months. High temperatures increase oil production and perspiration and cause bacteria and pollutants to get trapped in the follicles, resulting in inflammation and pimples.
Tips to keep your skin acne free during the summer:
Increase the intake of water
When the skin is dehydrated the body tries to compensate by producing more oil. Harsh sun conditions and increased perspiration make us loose the moisture in the ski...
Taking care of your skin in the summer
We all love the summer and the beach, unfortunately the sun is not our best friend when it comes to a healthy, youthful skin. The UVB and UVA rays penetrate the layers of the skin damaging the collagen fibres. Collagen fibres make a criss-cross pattern that keeps our skin plump and flexible. The sun breaks down some of those fibres causing laxity and wrinkles. What happens to an old elastic band in which some of the elastic threads have broken? It won't ...
How to choose the best Sunscreen
We all know that UV rays can cause skin cancer and thus we should protect ourselves from the sun. What many of us don't know is that UV rays play also a major role in the ageing of our skin. Brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines, as well as a break down of collagen fibres are also caused by the sun.
Referred to as photo-ageing or premature ageing some of the skin damage shows up from a young age while other only manifest itself after our mid thirties and for...
Peptides: The effective way to stop time
What are Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids and are the building blocks for all the proteins in our bodies, including collagen and elastin.
Peptides in skin care
As we age, the production of collagen decreases. This added to damage from sun exposure, a sugar rich diet and environmental pollution, causes sagging skin and wrinkles.
Peptides can have different functions. Some can be used to send signals to the cells to repair damaged...
How can you treat Pigmentation?
Skin pigmentation is very common in all skin types and ethnicity. Pigmentation can be caused by a number of factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, injury and genetics. Some types of pigment and uneven skin are more easy to treat than others.
The major cause for pigmentation is exposure to the sun. Freckles, brown spots, age spots, are all caused by UV damage. Most of this damage is done during our younger years, even though it shows up a...
Tips to recover your figure after pregnancy
Our bodies change a lot during pregnancy and it can be difficult to go back to a flat stomach and taught skin. Here are some tips that can help you go back to your old self.
Don't overeat during the pregnancy.
Make sure you don't put on more than 9kg during the whole of the pregnancy. I learned this the hard way because during my pregnancy, instead of morning sickness I had intense cravings for food, lots of it. I put on 9kg in the first 3 months....
The Importance of Vitamin A
I remember from my childhood years, my parents telling me to eat my carrots because Vitamin A was good for your eyesight. And it is true, however now we know that it is also indispensable for your skin and your overall health.
Vitamin A is important for the maintenance of the immune system. It also promotes good vision, and acts as a growth-like factor in the development the cells. Vitamin A helps repair damaged DNA promoting the division of new and healthy cells....