Decode your breakouts using Chinese facial mapping.

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Did you know the breakout on your face can be linked to factors that can be happening within your body?

In traditional Chinese Medicine, the face is an indicator of health or disease. They say by studying skin conditions or changes, we can determine stressed areas of the body of inner imbalances. The link between ancient Chinese medicine and our western approach to skin often gives us an insight into what is causing these frustrating, often stubborn congestion and breakouts.

The following information is not intended to be a medical diagnosis, just gives another angle to illustrate how the Chinese have approached facial diagnosis for centuries. This type of diagnosis was in place well before our cosmeceutical products and treatments had even been thought of.

Breakout on the forehead can be linked

Trauma to any areas using plucking, waxing, threading and incorrect make-up removal can increase your risk of or directly cause breakouts.

Here at Victorian Cosmetic Institute we like to take a multi-pronged approach when it comes to our treatments and procedures. We find the most successful results are from having this holistic view. Our highly trained team of Cosmetic Physicians, Cosmetic Nurses, Skin Therapists and Naturopath and Acupuncturist all work together to provide our patients the best possible experience and result. We have a large selection of treatments, procedures and practitioner recommended skin care to develop an individualised approach tailored to your skin.

For a complimentary skin analysis call 1300 863 824 and we will help you find better skin today.

Our team of Skin Therapists are led by a department director with 18 years of skin therapy experience. Extensively trained in Oxford and London, she was a lecturer in Dermal Therapies, achieving a Grade 1 certification – the highest teaching accolade awarded in the UK. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Skin Science and a Masters in Dermal Therapy.

Skin Consultations at Victorian Cosmetic Institute are designed to provide a thorough assessment of all areas of your skin, revealing areas of concern, discovering underlying causes of skin conditions and providing treatment plans. At Victorian Cosmetic Institute we are driven by science, research and results, continually redefining cosmetic excellence.

Our Skin Therapists have extensive dermal knowledge and can address many conditions of the skin, to highlight common concerns they consult and treat on a daily basis:

  • Acne, congestion, breakouts
  • Dehydrated skin, dryness, dermatitis, thickened skin, flaking skin
  • Redness, sensitive skin, Rosacea
  • Pigmentation, dark spots, freckles, sun damage
  • Milia, blackheads
  • At home Skin Care Regimes
  • In clinic skin treatment plans
  • Laser Hair Removal, ingrown hairs, eyebrow sculpting and tinting

To find out more about consultation visit this page.



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