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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What types of cosmetic procedures will help me look young?

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    I'm reaching age 40 and have more recently noticed a rapid change in my appearance. What can I do to look young?
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    Dr Ehsan Jadoon

    Cosmetic Physician

    General principles of looking good:

    1) Sun protection
    2) Healthy eating and regular excerice
    3) Stress free life style. No smoking
    4) Home based skin care routine
    5) Regular exfoliation of skin
    6) Cosmetic medical procedures like Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma, Collagen stimulation laser and light proedures etc  as and when required.
    7) Regular holidays!

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    What happens to the face at age 70 and after, if you use dermal fillers and botox, do we become ugly like the Hollywood celebrities?

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    Dr John Mahony

    Cosmetic Physician

    Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical … View Profile

    Good question

    In some respects we cannot know this perfectly. The cosmetic effect of Botox was discovered in 1987, published in 1992, and so we are only 22 years into this journey: we can't yet know the 30-, 40- or 50-year consequences.

    But patients who have been having these treatments for 20 years are none the worse for wear, as it were, so we can be pretty sure no problems will arise.

    Further, someone starting treatment today can be reassured that, should a 30-treatment-year problem be discovered in 2022, then patients starting in 2014 will be getting *plenty* of notice regarding what to watch for.

    There is a cohort 22 years ahead of you, dicovering it all for us.


    Regarding specifically the Hollywood celebrities, there is no doubt some of them look strange at 70, and others look just plain old at 70.

    Why is this?

    Because they are 70!

    Very very few people look really great at 70.

    Does a treated 70-year-old look better than an untreated 70-year-old? Probably. You would like to think so. But forgive them (and their doctors) if they don't actually look as though they are genuinely 25 when they are genuinely 70.

    Go easy on them. They want to stay in the game - let them.

    Hope that someone is as forgiving to you when you are 70.

    Becuse you will get there one day (you hope).


    If doctors stick with long-lasting-but-ultimately-temporary fillers, then these fillers eventually fade away and cause no long-term problems that would make any 70-year-old, Hollywood or not, “ugly”.

    Don't worry.

    Carpe diem.

  • Dr Christina Tan

    Cosmetic Physician

    Look Your Best Without Surgery. Melbourne Cosmetic Medicine is a dedicated cosmetic medical clinic, specialising in non-surgical cosmetic enhancement using the most popular Anti-Wrinkle Injections, … View Profile

    Welcome to the 5th decade!

    Beauty starts from the inside-out.

    The four pillars of inner beauty:
    1. Sleep - We all need our beauty sleep to allow the body to recover and recharge. Aim for at least 7 hours sleep at night, so you do not look or feel tired.
    2. Food - A healthy balanced diet containing 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruits a day. The best diet is the Mediterranean one with lots of whole foods, extra virgin olive oil, fruits, vegetables and fish. Avoid ultra processed packaged foods containing lots of inflammatory oxidants that accelerate ageing. Also avoiding excessive calorie consumption helps prolong life.
    3. Exercise - A combination of strength and aerobic exercises helps build muscles and bones, improve brain health, and helps you to feel strong and look young.
    4. Stress - Manage stress as best as possible, which includes scheduling downtime and holidays, socialising, and meditating. When you feel less stressed, you look younger.

    If you are a smoker, the first thing to do is to stop immediately. Smokers have more advanced skin ageing from the nicotine damage.

    Using good medical grade skincare products containing quality vitamin ABC serums can help to improve skin quality.

    The most important skincare product is a broad spectrum SPF50+ sunscreen. Excessive sun exposure contributes significantly to premature skin ageing such as fine lines and skin discoloration.

    A series of broad band light (BBL) treatments have no downtime, and helps to freshen up ageing and sun damaged skin. Reducing brown and red discolorations helps skin to look more even toned and younger.

    For dynamic wrinkles of the upper face such as crows feet around the eyes, forehead lines and frown lines between the brows, anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox helps to soften these movement lines, for a more youthful appearance.

    Dermal fillers carefully injected into the mid and lower face helps to replenish volume loss, and restore more youthful contours. Common treatment areas are the cheeks, lips, chin, jowls and around the mouth area.

    For advanced skin ageing with lots of fine lines and brown discolorations, a more ablative fractional laser resurfacing such as erbium or carbon dioxide, can help give a more dramatic improvement in skin quality.

    The best results are usually achieved with a combination of injectables and laser treatments in the clinic, and using sunscreen and good quality medical grade skincare at home.

    Have a consultation with an experienced cosmetic doctor, who can assess you, and prescribe a personalized treatment plan that best suits your preferences and budget.


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