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IPL and laser - April 2011

We are commonly asked the difference between light treatments, laser, IPL and BBL. In summary, laser light is a single or narrow band or wavelength. Target tissue or chromophores are wavelength-specific ...read more

Skin Cancer Prevention, summer time - February 2011

Despite widely publicised campaigns people are still allowing themselves to get sunburnt. This is a New Year reminder. Sun damage is cumulative, therefore protecting the skin from ...read more

Nitrous oxide use for painful procedures - August 2010

Nitrous oxide is a colourless, sweet smelling gas, that when mixed in equal proportions with oxygen has excellent and strong analgesic or pain killing effects. Relaxation, sedation ...read more

Fat transfer - June 2010

Fat transfer goes by many names: liposculpture, lipofilling, liposhifting, microlipoinjection, autologous fat transfer and fat rejuvenation. Essentially it is a three step procedure...read more

Under your Skin - May 2010

With time, sun exposure, ageing and genetic changes, our skin becomes less compliant, thinner, more wrinkled and sagging. There are, however, numerous treatment types we can choose from to help reduce or reverse ...read more

Skin care products - March 2010

With time the skin thickness gradually reduces to become thinner. This is mainly in the structural dermal layer. Newer skin care regimes aim to replenish and renew this layer. With the loss of collagen and elastin the...read more

Skin cancer risks - December 2009

Everyone is well aware of the risk of sun exposure (ultra-violet radiation [UVR]) to the formation of skin cancers. It is the primary cause but other factors may also play a role....read more

Skin cancer:  there is more than one risk factor - April 2009

Everyone is well aware of the risk of sun exposure (ultra-violet radiation [UVR] to the formation of skin cancers. It is the primary cause but other factors may also play a role. ...read more

Healing power of skin - January 2009

Skin grafts and flaps are ideal for surgeons to reliable repair a variety of wounds and to reconstruct complex loss of tissue. Dr Kippen explains the pros and cons of both...read more

Skin Deep - September 2008

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is used for photo-rejuvenation, pigmentation correction and hair removal. In photo-rejuvenation the light energy is transformed into heat energy. ...read more

All about Looking Better - July 2009

Curious about plastic or cosmetic surgery? While Americans have long embraced these procedures wholeheartedly they are now becoming increasingly popular in Australia ...read more

The scope of plastic surgery - July 2008

Plastic Surgery is a surgical speciality concerned with form and function. It is derived from the Greek word “plastikos” meaning to mould or shape. It is not related to plastic the polymer we know and use daily ...read more