Aloki Skin September Newsletter
31st August 2021
Our New Website is here! To complete the final piece of the puzzle in refreshing the look of our clinic, our new website is finally here! Follow the link below to browse through our new treatment menu, get to know our team and read through our new blogs from Dr Rowena on all things cosmetic injectables including tips for achieving natural results, injectables & vaccines, and our top skin tips for brides!
Dr Rowena’s Top 5 Tips to Achieve Natural Injectable Results
24th August 2021
At Aloki Skin, enhancing your natural beauty is our ultimate goal. We pride ourselves on the expertise of all our Cosmetic Doctors, Nurses and Skin Therapists, in achieving your best, natural results. If you’re considering an Injectables Procedure and a natural aesthetic is important to you, our Medical Director, Dr Rowena, has this advice: Select your injector wisely - If you walk into a clinic and you think that your injector looks ‘strange’ or overfilled, in your opinion, it is probably not a good match. What ‘natural looking’ means to one person, can mean something totally different to another. At Aloki Skin we do prefer a more natural looking result, wishing to enhance our patient’s natural features rather than transforming them completely. Trust your injector when they say ‘No’ - When an injector declines to perform a treatment on their patient, it is usually because either it is deemed unsafe or unsuitable. I am not averse to saying no to a patient, if I believe the result will be aesthetically unpleasing. Achieving the best results often involves more than one treatment - To achieve the best results, we often need to perform multiple treatments. These may include muscle relaxants, dermal fillers and skin tightening treatments in conjunction with an at home skin care regime and regular sunscreen. Regular in-clinic facials and peels are also important for maintaining that natural glow. The results you achieve with injectables will not last forever - Your injector will educate you on when to retreat in order to maintain your natural results. Patience is a virtue - This is true when it comes to injectables, especially if it is your first treatment. It is best to go slowly, rather than overtreat. Your injector can always provide more muscle relaxant or dermal filler at a later time. This is always preferred over having to dissolve filler or having to wait 2-3 months for the muscle relaxant to wear off.
Cosmetic Injectables and Covid-19 Vaccinations by Cosmetic Doctor Rowena Diqer
24th August 2021
Before considering any cosmetic procedure, be sure to consult your health care professional on the current medical advice, surrounding all COVID Vaccines. Since the arrival of COVID vaccinations, the issue of performing injectables such as dermal fillers and muscle relaxants before or after vaccinations, has been put under the spotlight. At this stage, although there are no studies that confirm a specific timeframe, certain medical colleges and associations have put forward their own recommendations. The biggest issue appears to be a delayed hypersensitivity reaction. This is an allergy-like reaction that can appear a week to months after filler, with localized hardening, redness and swelling. The body recognizes the filler as foreign which triggers the immune system. So why do we need to be wary of vaccines? Our bodies fight pathogens like bacteria and viruses by producing antibodies. As vaccines contain weakened or inactive parts of a particular pathogen, they trigger an immune response in the body. So, before you are ever exposed to the actual pathogen, your body has prepared antibodies that are on standby for the real assault. Occasionally, some vaccines have a more widespread effect on susceptible people. These people react as though they are ill; like when people complain they got the flu after a flu vaccine-this is their immune system putting up a strong fight against being inoculated with a foreign antigen. What has been reported after COVID-19 vaccines in a VERY SMALL cohort of patients, that have previously had dermal filler, is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in the treated areas. The data is poor and there are no statistics behind how many people that had the vaccine, have had fillers, and those with delayed hypersensitivity type reactions, did not have a biopsy. More data will be disclosed as more of the overseas and Australian population are vaccinated. At this stage, it is recommended to WAIT 2 WEEKS if someone has been vaccinated before performing an injectable procedure. This will allow for any potential reactions or delayed hypersensitivity reactions to run its course without possible association to the injectable procedure.
Getting Married? Our Therapist’s Top Tips for Glowing Wedding Skin.
24th August 2021
The best accessory you can have for your wedding day is clear, healthy, glowing skin! While this is an achievable goal for every day, we understand that a big event can be just what you need to get started with a skin treatment plan. Our experienced team of Skin Therapists, Cosmetic Doctors and Nurses are here to help you achieve your skin goals, to have you looking and feeling your best on your special day. Whether your big day is in one month or in one year, it is never too early or too late to start your Bridal Treatment Program. No two skins are alike and therefore, no two treatment programs should be either. Everyone’s skin tells a unique story, which is why every treatment journey begins with an Aloki Skin Health Consultation or a Cosmetic Doctor Consultation, prior to commencing any of our medical grade skin therapies or cosmetic injectable procedures. Taking into consideration your skin type, lifestyle factors including diet and exercise, current medications, sun damage and treatment goals, our private and confidential consultations prescribe expert and results-driven treatment plans to enhance the natural features and confidence of our beautiful brides. Your bespoke treatment program may involve several different treatment options to reach your desired goals, as each will achieve a different outcome. During your initial consultation, your Skin Therapist will utilise the VISIA Analysis system to capture a series of images of your skin to form the foundations of your bespoke treatment plan. Cross-polarised UV lighting is used to record and measure surface and subsurface skin conditions including vascularity, hydration levels, sun damage, wrinkles, pores, skin texture and porphyrins (bacteria). Your Skin Therapist will use these images to analyse your skins strengths and weaknesses which will form the basis of your treatment program.
7th July 2021
Aloki Skin Clinic Updates We have had a very exciting couple of months in clinic whilst we were busy behind the scenes taking an exciting new step in refreshing the look of the clinic with our beautiful refurbishment, followed by our exciting new name change to Aloki Skin! For those of you who don't know, we were first established under the name Skinworx in 2004 by Dr Keyes and Mrs Keyes as a centre of excellence to treat a variety of skin conditions with a strong focus on acne and sun damage. In 2019, Dr Rowena Diqer adopted the legacy based on a shared vision to deliver treatments using leading technology and techniques. Aloki means brightness and is a modern expression of the clinic's vision to provide personalised skincare and treatments to enhance natural features and inspire confidence. We have also launched our exciting new treatment menu which features some of your old favourites including the Aloki Signature Facial, Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & The Crystal Clarity Facial, as well as some exciting new Dermapen skin needling treatment enhancements, a new DermaQuest chemical peel range and our new Treatment Boosters menu. Click HEREto view all of our new treatment options available with our Skin Therapists & Cosmetic Injectors! Thank you for taking part in our celebrations and for your ongoing support, we love hearing your feedback on the changes. We're not done yet though! The final piece to complete our new look & feel is our new website which we are currently working on to improve your digital experience - coming soon! Kindest Regards, The Aloki Skin Team