Fraxel and melasma

Melasma is a common condition that affects mostly women. It is characterised by pigmentation that is located on the forehead, cheeks, between the brows, or upper lip in most cases. Melasma has always been a difficult problem to treat. Lasers … Continued

We are open over Christmas period

Sometimes the best time to get things done is on your holiday period! We are delighted to inform you that for the first time we are extending our hours over the Christmas Period. Templestowe hours Christmas Eve – 10am – … Continued

Fraxel with new Thulium wavelength

You may have heard of the Fraxel laser. It has been around for about 5 years or more now, and it was the first fractional laser for the treatment of skin. Basically, it fires micro-columns of laser energy into the … Continued

Home skin needling

I have recently been using a home skin needling kit from Medik8. It is a cylindrical roller with 0.2mm needles coming out of it. Sounds like a torture device, but actually doesn’t hurt a lot. It simply makes micro-injuries to … Continued

Allergan’s new filler with local anaesthetic ‘built-in’

Allergan have released a new version of their filler (type V) with local anaesthetic built in. This filler is the longest lasting and thickest of all of Allergan’s dermal fillers. It is typically best used in areas such as the … Continued

Berwick clinic VIP night 15th September

We are having a VIP night at our Berwick clinic on the 15th of September. Our normal hours will be extended until 9pm this night, and we will have live music and free gourmet finger food. Both new and existing … Continued

Dermal fillers to hide eyebags by filling tear troughs

Traditionally, the treatment of eyebags has been surgery. Excess skin and fat is removed via an incision underneath the lower eye line. However, there is a significant risk of ectropion, or the excessive show of the ‘white’ of the eyes … Continued

VIP night 1st of July – for new and exisiting patients

The Victorian Cosmetic Institute is holding a VIP NIGHT! “Counteract the signs of ageing and attend this exclusive event and beat the summer rush!” For ONE NIGHT ONLY, our clinic will be extending our hours until 10pm. Be indulged with … Continued

Need to dissolve some filler?

Have you had some dermal fillers that need to be dissolved? Maybe there’s just a bit too much in one spot, or it is uneven or lumpy. If the filler is a HA based filler, then it is possible to … Continued