Why Choose Permanent Hair Removal?

Laser Permanent hair removal
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...

The use of Peptides in Skin Care

peptides for your skin
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...

The Importance of Vitamin A for your skin

The Importance of Vitamin A for your Skin
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 – Jan 16 Newsletter

Acne Treatments
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 – Dec 15 Newsletter

Taking care of your skin in the summer
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 – Nov 15 Newsletter

Laser hair removal Melbourne
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: Stopping time – Aug 15 Newsletter

Environ Avance Peptides
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...

Pigmentation, how to treat it – Jul 15 Newsletter

Pigmentation Treatments
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. Sun Exposure 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...

Recovering your figure after pregnancy – Jun 15 Newsletter

How to recover your figure after pregnancy
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....

Importance of Vitamin A – May 15 Newsletter

Skin Care
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....