First treatment to spider veins $300
Repeat treatment per 30minutes $150
1 spot $20
2-5 spots $30
5-10 spots $50
10 spots or more $139 per treatment
Packages are available. Please speak to the consultant.
Anti-wrinkle Treatment $12 per unit
A quick and easy treatment that will change your wrinkles around your eyes, frown lines and forehead lines into smooth youthful looking skin.
Juverderm Dermal Fillers $469 per 1ml
Juverderm is a new generation of hyaluronic acid fillers from Allergan. It is a natural gel that flows easily and smoothly into your skin, instantly filling out those troublesome Facial lines leaving a smooth and natural look. Results are instant.
Lip Enhancement Treatment $450 Per 1ml
Dermal filler injections for fuller youthful lips. Bottom lip, top lip or both can be treated.
Gold Package $1,170
30 units of Anti-Wrinkle treatment
2 mls of Dermal filler
Receive a complimentary underarm laser treatment
Silver Package $620
20 units of Anti-Wrinkle treatment
1 ml of Dermal filler
Receive a complimentary upper lip laser treatment
Bronze Package $599
15 units of Anti-Wrinkle treatment
0.5 ml of Dermal filler (top lip)
Receive a complimentary eyebrow tint and wax
Speak to one of Chocolate Day Spa’s Beauty Therapists to discuss customised package deals with a pay by the month option. Vouchers also available.
(Minimum spend over 12 months $1,200 Post-treatment concerns must be made within 10 days of treatment date. Consent form must be signed before any procedure)
At Chocolate Day Spa, we are here to listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve the most amazing result. From as little as a frown line to enhancing your lips we can help make that happen.
All cosmetic enhancements are performed by our fully qualified and experienced Doctor.
The 8 Points Approach
Getting to know how faces change
When it comes to rejuvenating your look, it’s the sum of all parts that influences what the eye sees. When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we tend to pay attention to our hair, eyes and lips. All of which are important to our overall look, but they don’t give us the full picture. It’s important to consider the total look, and identify the key areas, to understand the ageing process.
The 8 Point Approach will help you get to know eight distinct areas that can enhance the attractiveness of the face. Crucially, it’s the soft tissue volume in each of these eight areas that gives female faces their youthful, smooth curves; and gives male faces their strength and structure. By replacing volume at these key points we can rejuvenate and enhance feminine curves or restore masculine architecture to the face.
Understanding ageing using The 8 Point Approach
To learn about how your face may be changing, identify these key facial areas.
1. & 2. Cheek structure
Youthful cheeks are naturally full of volume. This makes them smooth and well defined. As we get older, we start to lose this youthful volume and definition.
3. Tear troughs
The circles under the eyes are known as tear troughs. Hollow depressions in this area can also be a result of volume loss. As we age, these circles become more noticeable, creating a tired look even when we feel fine.
4. Nasolabial folds
The lines that run from the corner of our nose to the mouth are known as ‘nasolabial folds’. As gravity pulls down soft tissue volume in our face over time, these lines gradually deepen.
5. Mouth frown
Where the corners of our mouth begin to turn downwards is known as a mouth frown.
6. Pre-jowl area
Jowls are caused as excess soft tissue volume is pushed down the face over time. Jowls gradually appear as we age and can create a heavy appearance.
A youthful jawline is defined by a smooth line extending from the corner of the jaw to the chin. As we age, jawlines lose definition.
8. Cheek Volume
Volume loss in the mid face can cause the cheeks to appear hollow.
Replacing volume at these key facial areas
Where soft tissue under the skin has been lost, dermal fillers, including those made from naturally occurring sugars, can be used to revolumise facial features, enhancing or rejuvenating, for a natural looking result.
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Dark circles under eye
Nasolabial folds (folds running from the nose to the sides of the mouth)
Lower face ageing (e.g. Jowls & Jawline)
Skin texture & quality
Permanent hair removal
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We offer a free consultation with our accredited Dr Aloe who has been practicing for over 17 years.
Dermal Fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles and scars. Unlike face lifts that stretch the skin, fillers add volume for more natural youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips and lessen the downward slant of the corner of lips. The most common areas treated are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.
This treatment will treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely and effectively. Clients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience results with minimal bruising or blistering.
Clients are encouraged to have a free consultation with Dr Aloe to determine how many treatments may be required.
Photo-rejuvenation is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the forehead and cheeks.
Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea and can be hereditary. Laser genesis will help your appearance by gently treating and reducing this condition.
Normally 4-6 treatments are required to get the result you are looking for.
The gentle warming on the skin is a relaxing and therapeutic experience with great results.
The layers in your face and how changes occur over time.
Your skin is a complex organ that is supported by different layers that provide structure (bone), movement (muscle), volume (deep layers of the dermis), texture and complexion (epidermis).
Externally, skin pigmentation and texture can be affected by sun damage. As we look deeper, another change with age is the loss of volume. When we are young we have smooth contours, and our cheeks and upper face are full of volume. However, with age this can shift, and a loss of volume can make the skin thinner and the effects of gravity more obvious.
There are also changes to the facial muscles that decrease in strength and tone, reducing the support they provide to the soft tissues above them. Repeated action of the facial muscles means that dynamic wrinkles (formed during facial expressions) can form static wrinkles (wrinkles and folds that are present at rest).
At the core of our facial structure is bone, forming the 'foundation' over which the other layers sit. As we age, the foundation becomes less prominent which can affect the look of fullness and balance of our features.
Talk to your clinician about the facial changes that occur over time and the treatment options available to rejuvenate the different layers of your face
Things are looking up for the upper face.
What are your best facial features? Chances are in that list is your eyes. Although they command our attention, the surrounding upper face allows them to ‘shine’. The eyes, forehead, eyebrows and under-eye area work in harmony to give an open, friendly, approachable look. However, over time natural facial changes associated with ageing can give the impression that we are tired, sad or even angry – even when we’re not!
So what happens? Over time, the repeated contraction of muscles in the upper face when we make facial expressions can cause the formation of facial lines and wrinkles, which can be obvious even at rest. The decrease in soft tissue volume (naturally occurring complex sugars and under-skin fat) which happens naturally over time, also contributes to the development of upper facial lines. Another cause is damage from sun exposure and smoking. These can also alter skin texture and skin pigmentation (apparent as dark circles under the eyes, freckles or sunspots). To help keep your upper face glowing, start by protecting your skin from sun damage and quit or don't start smoking.
There is plenty to talk about regarding rejuvenation possibilities for the upper face so please discuss these with your clinician.
Forehead lines. Is a fringe the answer?
When we raise our eyebrows, naturally we all have fine horizontal lines that occur across our forehead. These forehead lines are usually only noticeable during facial expression, e.g. when you are surprised. However, over time these forehead lines can become more prominent due to repeated muscle action. They may also become 'static', which means you can see them even when your face is relaxed.
People have different types of forehead lines. You mostly see ‘blinds’, or multiple horizontal lines that stretch across the forehead. These can be seen when you raise your brows, as the skin bunches together and creates horizontal creases. The number of lines will vary from person to person, with some people only having a ‘single’ line and others having ‘radiating’ lines that extend out from the brow line.
You can help prevent forehead lines by protecting your skin from sun exposure by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using sunscreen. There are however treatment options available that decrease the appearance of forehead lines, so discuss the possibilities with your clinician.
Frown lines. Don’t get angry, get even!
Have you noticed vertical lines appearing between someone’s eyebrows when they frown or concentrate? These frown lines are usually only noticeable during facial expressions. However, over time repeated movement of the ‘glabellar muscle complex’ may cause these lines to become ‘static’ (visible even when the face is at rest). When you frown, the facial muscles pull or contract inwards and downwards, causing the skin between the brows to be pulled into a frown. Repeated contraction of the muscles over time can cause permanent disruption to the layers of skin that sit above. These ‘static’ frown lines can make people look angry, tired or stressed - even when they are not feeling that way.
Did you realise that people have different patterns of frown lines? They may have an ‘eleven’ (two vertical lines between the eyebrows) or a ‘one’ (single line). As you can see to the right, there are also scrunch, boxed and horizontal patterns.
You can help prevent frown lines by also protecting your skin from sun exposure by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using sunscreen. There are however treatment options available that decrease the appearance of frown lines, so discuss what’s possible with your clinician.
Crow’s feet – take a walk.
When you smile, the skin around your eyes naturally crinkles. These lines that radiate from the outer corner of your eyes every time you smile may become more obvious over time. They may even be evident when you are not making any facial expressions. These lines are known as 'crow's feet'.
Crow's feet are also caused by repeated muscle movement over time when you squint. Did you know there are broadly four types of crow’s feet: full fan, central, middle and lower. Full fan crow’s feet spread wide like fingers, ‘upper’ tend to angle up toward the outer brow, ‘central’ are the classic type we usually think of coming from the corner of the eyes and ‘lower’ crow’s feet spread down into the outer cheek.
You can prevent crow’s feet by protecting yourself from sun exposure by wearing wrap-around sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat as well as using a good sunscreen. Of course less squinting also means fewer crow’s feet but there are also treatments available that you can discuss with your clinician.
How the mid face changes.
You might not realise it, but your mid face is one region that draws your attention because of its contours and volume. The mid face includes your under-eye area, cheeks and nose region, and the balance of the area impacts the overall appearance of your face.
All of us lose facial volume naturally as we age, and this can be particularly apparent in the mid face. Under the eyes, tear troughs may appear as darkness or 'circles' under the eyes, making you seem tired or older than you feel. Over time, the soft tissue of the cheeks that provide fullness and curves may start to decrease and descend due to the effects of gravity, resulting in a hollow face.
Your nose is also a central feature that harmoniously relates to your other facial features. Around the nose, the nasolabial fold is a natural feature of the face that can be seen in people of all ages. It is a groove or fold of skin that runs from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Deepening of the nasolabial fold occurs because the fat and other soft tissue that normally sits high on your cheeks starts to move downward.
To help preserve the volume and contours of youth, remember to protect yourself from the sun. Sun exposure can reduce the production of naturally occurring sugars, which help give structure and volume to the skin. However there are treatment possibilities for rejuvenation of your mid face that you can discuss with your clinician.
Fill me in about cheeks.
The cheeks are a very important feature of the mid face. Your attention is naturally drawn towards the cheek area because it connects the eyes and the lips - the two most important structures for communication and expression. If you compare the faces of people in their 50s or 60s to photos of them in their 20s, you are likely to notice a difference in their cheek volume right away. Cheeks in a youthful-looking face have smooth contours and are full of volume. In fact, our cheeks are generally at their most voluminous and smooth when we are babies. However, the shape of the cheeks can change with age with a loss of naturally occurring sugars that provide volume. Over time, the amount of soft tissue volume over the cheekbones decreases and the ligaments that hold soft tissue high weaken naturally with age. Together with the effects of gravity you may find soft tissue moves downwards.
Cheeks are also the facial feature with the largest surface area of skin. Therefore, they are prone to dryness and pigmentation from exposure to the elements like wind, sun and pollution. Freckles are a common pigmentation on the cheeks, a sign of sun damage to the upper layers of skin.
Discuss how you can replace or enhance the naturally occurring sugars that help deliver volume to your cheeks and treatment possibilities with your clinician.
The lower face... A real talking point.
Your lower face is a real talking point, literally. It’s your mouth area, lips, chin and jawline which are used for communication. If you think of an attractive face, one of the first things you’ll probably imagine is the lips to be full, smooth and well-defined, and the chin and jawline to have smooth contours. However, over time we lose facial volume from the lower face through a decrease in natural sugars and fat under the skin. The facial soft tissue may start to droop due to the effects of gravity and the loosening of the facial ligaments that 'hold' the soft tissue together. This creates an imbalance of volume in the face and a range of lines and wrinkles can appear. Accumulation of the soft tissue in the lower face may also form jowls and give the impression that the chin is widening.
Some effects of changes in skin volume are most apparent around the mouth as it is a very active feature of the face. Some people develop a slight droop in the corners of their mouth (mouth frown), giving their expressions a hint of sadness or disapproval. Marionette lines or wrinkles extend from the outer corners of the mouth down towards the chin and jawline, causing you to appear unhappy, even when you're not. Or you may develop a 'mental crease', the horizontal groove between your lips and chin, formed near the top of the chin (mentalis) muscle.
Discuss your changes in the lower face and the available treatment options with your clinician.
Talking about my generation.
Have you ever noticed the difference in facial shapes between people from different generations? The youthful face has a fine, defined jawline with smooth contours. Fast-forward a few decades and the same person’s facial shape and contours have changed. You may have noticed in the youthful face, the majority of the facial volume is concentrated in the upper face, primarily the cheeks. In older generations, the bulk of facial volume sits in the lower face and jawline and results in the formation of jowls.
Losing definition in the chin and jawline is common and a natural facial change. It is a result of the gradual loss of facial volume. In addition, the loss of support from weakening facial ligaments causes the descent of soft tissue, which causes the chin and jawline to look less defined. Talk to your clinician about how the signs of facial ageing over the generations can be treated.
LIPS TO LOVE
Let’s talk about a little lip enhancement.
Full, plump lips are considered feminine and sexy. The ‘ideal’ lips, according to a survey of Australian women are full, natural-looking and well-defined, with a strong Cupid's bow (the v-shaped area of the upper lip).
Did you know there are many other features that make lips appealing? Features such as the lip border, balance in both the top and bottom lip or symmetry on both the left and right sides. Even details such as smiley sides with corners that turn, or rich ridges connecting the upper lip to the nose giving that lovely curve to the upper lip rated highly appealing.
Everyone’s lip shape is slightly different and we may not all have what we consider to be the perfect pout. Our lip shape and volume is delivered by the presence of substances such as complex sugars and elastin, naturally occurring in the skin. It is possible to enhance what you’ve already got, discuss the possibilities of lip enhancement with your clinician today.
A defining feature of the face.
If you have used lipstick or gloss before, you probably understand the impact your lips can make on your overall look. This is because the lips are a key focal point when communicating.
Our lip shape and volume is delivered by the presence of naturally occurring complex sugars and elastin in the skin. However, over time the level of these substances decreases. The outer layer of the lips can become thinner and the Cupid's bow (the v-shaped area of the upper lip) begins flattening out, causing the lips to become elongated and lose their youthfulness. We may also notice the appearance and deepening of vertical lip lines around the border of the mouth. These lines are commonly known as 'smoker's lines' and develop over a number of years through the repeated pursing of lips, such as when you smoke or suck on a straw.
When you are young, your skin easily 'springs' back to its rest position. However, as time goes on your skin may become less supple and lines may start becoming evident, even when you are not pursing your mouth. If they become deeper, you may notice your lipstick bleeding up into them.
The cosmetic companies know the attraction and focal point of the face that lips are, and lipstick only highlights them, it can’t restore or rejuvenate them. Discuss the treatment options available that can help restore volume and definition to your lips with your clinician!
According to some they’re a concern.
Yes, there’s a name for those cheeky little lines that can persist on your lower cheek. Accordion lines are the static wrinkles that are present even when you’re not smiling on the outer sides of your mouth.
Facial changes occur over time and these ‘not quite charming’ dimples in the lower face are lines that are the result of repeated muscle movements that form facial expressions (especially smiling). In addition, a loss of volume in the same area caused by a decrease in naturally occurring sugars and fat under the skin contributes to their visibility. Gravity, sun damage and other environmental and genetic factors can also play a part.
Restoring the naturally occurring sugars that help create volume under the skin can diminish the appearance of these pesky accordion lines. Discuss what’s possible with your clinician today.
Naturally occurring sugars can be good.
The appearance of your face changes over time. Look at a person in their 50s or 60s compared to a photograph of them in their 20s and the differences are noticeable. Wrinkles, skin texture and pigment changes are some of the visible signs of ageing that appear on the skin’s surface. Volume loss however is also a key change that occurs naturally over time.
Naturally occurring sugars are one of the natural substances that are present under the skin and deliver facial volume. Unfortunately these sugars decrease over time resulting in a loss of facial volume. If you think about a youthful face it is generally full of volume with smooth contours and curves. In fact, our cheeks and lips are generally at their most voluminous, plump and smooth when we are babies!
The appearance and harmony of our upper, mid and lower face changes over time in part due to this loss of naturally occurring sugar volume. Over time, the amount of soft tissue volume over the cheeks, brows, temples and lips decreases and the ligaments that hold the soft tissue high weaken. This natural volume loss changes the youthful contours of the face and together with the effects of gravity tend to move facial volume downward towards your jawline.
You can replace or enhance the naturally occurring sugars that help provide volume to the face. Discuss the possibilities with your clinician.
Get a handle on a telltale sign of age.
We can easily protect the skin on our face and head with sunscreen, hats, wide sunglasses and avoiding other environmental factors which affect the skin’s appearance. But it’s hard to be as diligent with the skin on our hands.
Our hands are constantly ‘working’; washing or rinsing dishes and clothes, gardening, handling groceries or cooking and are all too often exposed to the sun and elements whilst driving and conducting day-to-day tasks. These effects are additive to the natural ageing process where changes to skin texture, pigmentation and volume have an impact on the appearance of our hands (particularly the back of our hands).
You may be looking fresh faced, but as the elements take their toll and the levels of substances like naturally occurring sugars and elastin (that give our hands youthful volume) deplete, your hands may be a tell-tale sign of age.
Some quick tips to good hand health:
Protect from the sun – apply a daily sunscreen with moisturiser to protect against harmful UV rays and keep skin supple. Wear gloves – especially when your hands are in soapy or hot water that can dry out skin. Look after your nails – keep hands well manicured, clean and dry.
If you want to get a handle on your hands, speak with your clinician about the treatment options available to improve skin quality and help restore volume in your hands.
Where there’s smoke there’s lines.
There is no doubt that smoking is bad for your skin. It accelerates skin ageing and combined with the damaging effects of sun exposure, can make you look older than you are. Smoking contributes and accelerates the ageing process by damaging the structures that deliver skin elasticity and support. It is particularly associated with wrinkling, acne-like changes and drooping of the face over time. Tobacco smoke can also give skin an unhealthy colour and coarse texture.
The more cigarettes you smoke, the more likely wrinkles will occur. In fact, the signs of early wrinkling are visible under a microscope in smokers as young as 20. Particularly noticeable are wrinkles that form around the mouth. The action of regular pursed lips creates deep vertical lip lines around the mouth border known as ‘smoker’s lines’.
Never smoking or giving up smoking greatly improves your general health and skin health. When you give up smoking you don’t have to keep the lines! If you would like to ‘quit’ a few wrinkles, discuss the treatment possibilities with your clinician.
SKIN TEXTURE AND PIGMENTATION
Preserve your healthy glow.
Smooth, radiant skin is an outward sign of inner health and youth. However, sun exposure, diet, hormones and smoking can add years to your actual age. The outer layers of skin are the most vulnerable to environmental factors and reflect structural and volume changes in the deeper layers below. Most commonly, the texture of skin is affected by dryness, wrinkles and a build-up of excess dead skin cells as our natural exfoliation processes slow down.
It’s well known that a healthy glow doesn’t mean a tan. In fact the dark pigmentation of skin as a result of sun or solarium exposure is a sign of skin damage. These are most recognisable as age spots or freckles and are permanent alterations to the skin’s appearance. Some people may also experience specific skin conditions such as acne, rosacea (redness) or psoriasis that can alter the texture and pigmentation of skin. Talk to your clinician about specific treatments for these conditions.
To keep your skin fresh and glowing remember the basics of skin care. Cleanse to remove excess oils and grime daily. Exfoliate regularly to keep your skin smooth as over time the natural exfoliation process slows down. Moisturise daily to keep your skin hydrated and finally, protect your skin from the sun.
There are treatments to improve the texture and complexion of your skin, so talk to your clinician.
What is your skin diet?
The condition of your skin reflects your general health and like the rest of your body, your skin needs good nutrition to look and feel its best. It is important to have a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. There are also products available that can help your skin texture and tone from the outside in. Cosmeceuticals are skincare products that contain topically applied ingredients that may provide benefit to the skin, particularly in the treatment of ageing and photo-damaged skin.
Common ingredients include:
Retinoids that consist of vitamin A. They may act to reverse photo-ageing, evening out irregular pigmentation and appear to promote the formation of a new layer of collagen in the skin.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or fruit acids such as glycolic and lactic acids may improve the condition of the skin and help you maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. AHAs do this by encouraging the production of collagen which helps to decrease wrinkles and produce tighter, more youthful-looking skin
Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E help prevent damage to the skin by neutralising free radicals and the damaging chemicals produced by the sun, smoking, pollution and other environmental factors. They also promote the formation and repair of collagen, which makes your skin more supple and elastic, and reduces wrinkles.
There are also treatments to improve the texture and complexion of your skin, so talk to your clinician.
Why is sun protection a skin health basic?
Sun exposure harms the skin through the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are two types of most concern: UVB causes redness on the surface of the skin (think B = burning); UVA penetrates deeper into the skin’s renewing layers causing DNA damage and destroying the natural substances that give the skin volume (think A = ageing).
Sun damage is believed to be responsible for almost 80% of the skin changes attributed to the ageing process (called photo-ageing), as well as causing certain skin disorders. Sun damage has a significant effect on skin volume production and is responsible for skin thickening, mottled pigmentation and wrinkling. Because of this, the most basic way you can maintain the health of your skin is to protect it from the sun.
What are the basics of sun protection? Seek shade when the UV levels are at their strongest between 10 am and 3 pm, even on cool or cloudy days. Wear clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible, as well as a broad-brimmed hat. Wear wraparound sunglasses to protect the delicate eye area and use a good quality sunscreen that provides you with both UVA and UVB protection every day. Usually by the time you are red, there has already been significant damage to your skin in the deeper layers. Be sure to regularly re-apply sunscreen throughout the day.
There are treatment options available that may help prevent photo-ageing or improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, so speak with your clinician.
We have free consultations available with Dr Aloe so book in today for cosmetic enhancements or with one of our Senior Beauty therapists about any of our beauty services.
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