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Skin Care

skin-careAt Vie Institute our business is helping you to look your best. The main reflection of youth and health is our skin. Everyone wants fine, clear, youthful skin, and we were all born with it!

The skin is such a complex organ, and the problems associated with the skin are so varied that it takes someone dedicated to just this part of the body to be able to treat all conditions with skill and expertise. Dermatologists specialise in problems of the skin, but generally they are concerned with worrisome rashes, psoriasis, disease of the skin etc, and basic skin problems seem trivial to them.

We have always been interested in the skin, as our skin’s health is important to how we feel about ourselves, and can effect our everyday dealings in life. Let’s face it, if we look in the mirror in the morning and don’t like what we see, that directly influences the rest of our day.

For years now we have researched skin care and what products will work best for varying skin types and conditions. As our practice has grown, we find that we have had less and less time to discuss with clients their skin and how to keep it looking great. So we embarked on a search for “specialists” in the field of skin care and treatments. It took two year before the right people became available, and we have been very lucky to have Suli McLeod and Nadine Godwin join our team. Their skills, expertise and thirst for knowledge are exactly what we were looking for to fill this role.

Suli hails from Adelaide where she worked as a Beauty Therapist for 6 years. She then taught the Beauty Therapy Diploma at the Hyde Park College of Skin and Body Therapies for 2 years before moving to Queensland. Suli then worked as the Queensland and New Zealand trainer for the Cosmedix range of products, where she travelled the state educating doctors, nurses and paramedical aestheticians in the use of chirally correct products and skin peels. Her level of knowledge of these products is unsurpassed and her hands on expertise is exemplary. Suli consults with clients twice a week at Vie Institute. If you would like to take advantage of Suli’s expertise, or would like more information on the Cosmedix range of products and chemical peels, please contact us on our free-call number. The consultations are very relaxed, but educational and totally free of obligation.

Nadine hails from the Sunshine Coast where she originally worked at the Healthy Skin and Body Clinic for Dr Michael Ryan at Maroochydore. She then joined the team at Vie and quickly became the Laser Hair Removal specialist. She also continued to increase her knowledge in the field of medical skin care and started consulting for the surgeons: preparing surgery patients for their surgical procedures and education patients as to how to keep their skin looking and feeling fabulous! Nadine has a plethora of knowledge that belies her young years and has a friendly fun personality. Please feel free to book a consultation with Nadine. Consider it an education and investment in your fabulous new skin!

Many cosmetic surgery professionals claim that chirally correct chemical peels are more concentrated, safer, more effective, and less abrasive than traditional chemical peel treatments. Chirally correct chemical peels are a cosmetic non-surgical technique that is used to enhance the texture and appearance of facial skin by reducing wrinkles, evening out skin tone, treating sun damage, lessening the appearance of acne scars and blemishes, and treating precancerous skin growths.

Chirally correct chemical peels are not a good solution for aesthetic problems involving loose skin or deep lines, surgery is the only means of improving these problems. Chirally correct is a medical term used to describe the characteristics and quality of the chemical peel’s ingredients. All natural molecules and compounds exist in “chiral” form. Chiral is a Greek word meaning “handed” and is used to imply that these natural substances have two mirror-image forms, being left-handed (levo or L) and a right-handed (dextro or D) form. This means that one form of the compound fits perfectly into skin cell receptors, while the other form has a negative effect. With chirally correct chemical peels all the “bad” components of each ingredient are isolated and removed, leaving a product that is maximally beneficial to the skin.

Good candidates for chirally correct chemical peels are those who have spoken with a trained and qualified paramedical aesthetician about the benefits and risks of this technique. Good candidates should also be in good physical and emotional health and have a realistic expectation about what chirally correct chemical peels can and cannot do for them.

One of the greatest benefits of chirally correct chemical peels is that they are more effective and better for the skin than most alternatives. Chirally correct chemical peels are associated with better ingredients, less downtime, and fewer unfavorable side effects than other chemical peels. No anesthesia is required for chirally correct chemical peels and they are safe enough to be repeated bi-monthly.

In preparation for chirally correct chemical peels, a patient should expect to use a preparation kit beginning two weeks before the peel as indicated by a paramedical aesthetician. The chirally correct chemical peels themselves are applied for overnight wear and take only ten to fifteen minutes to apply. After chirally correct chemical peels it is very important to follow all after care instructions to avoid any potential problems. Some patients may experience some skin irritation and peeling following chirally correct chemical peels.

The cost of chirally correct chemical peels depends on the type of peels sought, and the frequency of maintenance treatments, and more. The costs of chirally correct chemical peels are generally not covered by insurance. These peels are a great way to safely, effectively, and affordably enhance the texture and appearance of the skin.