The lips contribute to the symmetry and aesthetics of the face, with wider and fuller lips in relation to overall facial width often considered to be a predictor of female attractiveness. Full lips are often associated with youth, beauty and voluptuousness; with robust, pouty lips frequently thought of as sensual. As such, the lips have become an increasingly popular area of treatment.
But lip enhancement is not just about filled lips. The appearance of the lips and mouth can be improved by reducing gumminess, and/or turning-up 'sad' mouth corners, adding more symmetry, improving hydration, defining the borders and/or structures of the lips and treating the area around the mouth (including lipstick/smoker's lines).
The lips are a complex structure comprised of a circular muscle that underlies various layers of soft tissue. Acting on this central muscle and the mouth at large, are a number of smaller muscles which effect smiling and motion of the mouth. The function and vitality of all of these elements work together to provide harmony to the lip area and present multiple options for treatment.
Increased lip volume and size is predominately achieved with the use of soft, dermal filler. We use a range of approved products applied using a variety techniques by our resident Registered Nurses. Consultations are individualised with volume recommendations made according to your needs. Muscle-relaxants (neuromodulators, anti-wrinkle) may also be used to turn the lips out, providing more show of the pink lip tissue ("lip flip").
Perioral lines are created over time by repeated contraction of the circular muscle which underlies the mouth. Early lines may be improved through a period of relaxation of this muscle, while deeper lines may require a combination of muscle relaxation, collagen stimulation, skin resurfacing and/or tissue revolumisation.
A number of small muscles around the mouth can effect the way that the lips pull into a smile. Hyperactivity or underactivity of these muscles may cause asymmetry, extra show of the gums and/or a downturned ("sad") mouth. Relaxing some of these muscles, strategically adding volume and adding structure to the mouth corners can help to harmonise a smile.
As we age, tissue becomes increasingly less hydrated. This may be compounded by a variety of lifestyle factors that result in devitalised tissue in the lips and the area surrounding. Soft dermal fillers provide may provide lip hydration while PRP injections may help to restore blood flow and lip colour.
With ageing the structures around the mouth flatten and involute. Adding a small amount of volume or structure to these key areas (vermillion border, tubercles, philtrums) can help to elevate a lip without appearing ostentatious. An option that may assist ladies who have trouble with bleeding lipstick.
Sometimes, for reasons still being discovered, good lips turn bad. Filler migration is something we are seeing fairly frequently in the industry and involves displacement of filler from the area it was originally placed, to one adjacent to that site. Occasionally we also see lumping or nodules of filler which misshape the lips and make their appearance uneven. Thankfully, dermal filler is able to be dissolved. At Aescend we perform all lip injections with the potential theories of migration in mind, in an attempt to avoid its occurrence. For those with existing migration or lumps of filler, we offer cosmetic dissolution services.
We are all uniquely created, and it is in our differences that we are individually beautiful. In saying that, sometimes there are small things that can be done with proportion and definition to really harmonise a person's features.
Facial contouring (and cosmetic treatment at large) calls for an eye that is trained technically, but perhaps just as importantly, can appreciate form. At Aescend we value individuality and customise our treatments to meet your concerns while respecting the elements that make you uniquely beautiful.
A concern for many, submental fullness (double chin) can be the result of genetics, pathophysiology, and/or lifestyle. Those with a tendency to carry volume here are often concerned that they look larger than their body size because of it. Reducing submental fullness may help to reduce the apparent size of the face and improve the appearance of the jawline.
A round face is often thought of as cute and/or youthful. There is nothing wrong with this and for some, a face that carries more fat tissue often tends to show age-related changes later. However the face can also be one of the last areas to loose fat and/or anatomical variances can mean some people will always be broader in the face. Through modulating the function of various muscles, eliminating pockets of fat, lifting tissue into a more flattering position and strategically adding volume, it is possible to slim the face into a shape that is more defined and angular.
The cheek is found above the mouth and under the eye, lateral to the nose. It is comprised of the zygomatic bones overlaid by multiple fat pads, ligaments and skin. A heavy cheek can deepen a nasolabial fold or exacerbate the appearance of the under eye hollows. Conversely a full cheek can convey youth and positively effect these two areas, while a defined cheek can draw the eye up, and create linear definition and angularity to the face.
A defined jawline and harmonious chin may enhance the appearance of men and women alike. We tend to emphasise the jaw angle and add a single point to the chin in women, whereas men more often seek a square jawline and strong chin. These effects can be achieved by carefully modifying the action of muscles above and below the line of the jaw, strategically adding volume, lifting tissue to a more flattering position and tightening the jowls, and/or reducing pockets of fat tissue along the jawline.
The temple is the area lateral to the edge of the brow, that borders the eye socket and bridges the lateral cheek. It is an area that we often overlook on ourselves, but readily depletes in volume as we age. Volume loss here can result in the brow ends dropping, the eyelid tissue becoming more lax, and the forehead appearing narrow relative to the lower face. Returning volume to the temples may conversely open and lift the eye area, blend the lateral component of the cheek and soften the face.
The 'tear trough' is a concave hollowing that forms between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek. As we age, the skin in this area thins and becomes more translucent and pigmented, the eye socket itself enlarges and the cheek prominences flatten, the fat pads of the mid face separate and the ligaments that hold tissue onto the skull bone start to lengthen. These changes can contribute to more prominence of the under eye area, making individuals appear 'fatigued'. Unfortunately, no amount of sleep will reverse this process, instead treatments that thicken the under eye tissue, restore volume and/or tighten skin may be required.
Jowling and sagging of the lower face occurs via multiple processes as we age. Fat pads migrate south displacing tissue volume, the skin thins, and tissue generally loses elasticity. Jowling occurs when lower cheek fullness starts to encroach on the jawline, so that the jaw loses angularity and definition. It can be a difficult problem to tackle non-surgically, as the greatest problem is excess tissue which can be hard to restore to its original, more youthful position. Dermal filler and collagen stimulating injections can be used into the marionette lines (lines that border the jowl near the mouth) and along the jaw with fat dissolve injections to disguise/improve early jowling, whereas skin tightening and lifting treatments may ultimately be required to reposition and redistribute jawline fullness.
Cryo | Non-Invasive Fat Reduction | Permanent Fat Reduction | Cellulite Treatment
We are all born with a finite number of fat cells that enlarge and shrink in accordance with weight gain and loss. Traditionally the only way that unwanted fat may have been targeted was through lifestyle adaptation (diet and exercise) and/or through invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction and/or lipectomy (surgical excision of fat tissue). The obvious downside to this is time, expense and particularly in the case of surgical intervention, safety and recovery.
Excitingly we have seen a proliferation of modalities within the industry that are capable of non-invasively and irreversibly destroying fat cells and treating cellulite with less downtime.
It should be noted that these treatments are not suitable for overall fat reduction, or reduction of visceral fat (intra-organ fat), however for the stubborn pockets that don't respond to exercise, we may be able to help!
At Aescend, in addition to providing the following technologies, we also perform thorough consultations, looking at diet, lifestyle and medical factors that may be contributing to difficulty loosing weight and/or cellulite.
INNER THIGH FAT
OUTER THIGH FAT
ABOVE KNEE FAT
FLANKS (LOVE HANDLES)
BANANA ROLL (FAT BENEATH THE BUTTOCK)
FAT UNDER THE CHIN
"The staff, Jenna and Stacey, were very professional and caring which put me very much at ease for my treatments. The clinic is a very calming space which is not only stunning in its decor but also spotlessly clean and hygienic. I would highly recommend Aescend and will be definitely be returning in the future for further treatments"
"Stacey and Jenna offer an exceptional service. They are warm and compassionate and listen to concerns and never apply pressure to do anything one is slightly unsure about. They provide a professional and comforting experience. Love going to Aescend for treatments!"
"I was extremely pleased with the professional service. The treatment I received was tailored to my needs, and the results were a natural enhancement, precisely the result I was aspiring to achieve"
"I am so happy with my visits to Stacey, I travel from Bateman's Bay."
"A tattoo is there for life"
...We can't say our mothers didn't warn us....although, that's kind of not true anymore. And while we definitely are not recommending that you should throw caution to the wind and ink yourself silly, we are instead offering you an out if your high-school sweetheart's name is still lurking somewhere on your person. The two reigning technologies that exist today for tattoo removal are the pico and q-switch lasers. Both have their merits, though the laser we use at Aescend is a q-switched laser.
Visit the link below for risks and downtime associated with tattoo removal. Significant pigment reduction is often visible after the first session. Enquire today for more information!
Irrespective of the machine, rapidly delivered light is used to shatter tattoo pigment it into tiny pieces that the body is then able to engulf and eliminate via the immune system. Because tattoos often have a myriad of colours and vary in depth and consistency of ink, multiple sessions are required with tattoo removal. The success of each session will also depend on where the tattoo is located on the body and the energy (also dependent on surrounding skin colour) with which the tattoo can be treated.
While this can be physically onerous, it can also have significant psychosocial impacts. Sexual dysfunction is more common than is often thought, with many women experiencing symptoms at some point in life transiently, situationally or more enduringly.
The cause is complex, and often there are a number of factors at play ranging from physiological/anatomical constraints, psychological impedance, emotional and/or cultural beliefs. Thus treatment can be rigorous and multifaceted.
At Aescend we are recognised providers of the O-shot; a technique, trademarked by Dr Charles Runels (inventor of the Vampire Facial), during which platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the clitoral and vaginal tissues. By capitalising on the body's own regenerative capacity, PRP may help to increase blood flow to female erectile tissue, improve lubrication and increase sensitivity; thereby potentially increasing the likelihood of orgasm and positively effecting perceived sexual dysfunction. It may also help to reduce friability and irritability of vaginal tissue, and soften scarring - all causes of painful intercourse and additional sources of sexual discouragement.
At Aescend we also offer treatment with the Forma-V Vaginal Radiofrequency device which aims to provide deep heating of the external and internal vaginal tissues. As well as potentially encouraging blood flow, tissue health and tone, the Forma-V may improve lubrication, aid in muscle relaxation associated with vaginal spasm, improve tissue tone and treat laxity. Not only can these actions work to enhance the external aesthetic of the vagina, the Forma-V may also help with creating a more pleasurable and comfortable sexual experience.
If you are bothered by female sexual dysfunction we recommend booking for a free consultation with one of our specially trained Registered Nurses. During your consultation we will comprehensively assess the history of your concerns and make holistic recommendations alongside clinic treatment so as to optimally and comprehensively restore your sexual vigour.
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Female sexual dysfunction is marked by persistent or frequent lack of sexual response/desire, diminished ability to orgasm/experience sexual pleasure and/or pain during intercourse.
Traditionally, little has been available in the area of ED treatment. Often there is a significant psychological element to this problem which can unfortunately be propagated by the effects of poor initiation and stamina the condition itself incites. Sometimes there is also an underlying health, reproductive or nutritional condition that undermines the issue.
At Aescend we offer a comprehensive consultation which aims to consider the elements which may be contributing to ED, with referral to industry specialists as an option if required. We also offer treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP). The aim of PRP is to improve health of the tissue in the penis, encourage blood flow and engorgement. Used for decades in sports medicine, the growth factors in PRP (which is derived from your own blood sample) may benefit the growth of new blood vessels and help increase the supply of blood to tissue. As erectile tissue in the penis consists largely of very vascular tissue, PRP has had a lot of anecdotal success for improving the experience, quality and longevity of male arousal. We do not tout this as a size-enhancing treatment, however often some increase is experienced due to the extra blood flow to the area.
If ED is something that concerns you, come in for an obligation-free chat in the privacy of our Milton rooms.
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We are going to take a moment to address the uncomfortable topic of ED... a sexual concern which may impact the individual psyche and the relationships of sufferers.
Sex is an important part of relationship building and can be an intense source of satisfaction. Conversely, when sex is difficult, painful or lacks pleasure, it can be deeply unsatisfying.
At Aescend we offer treatments that aim to help to increase the health of erectile tissue in the penis and clitoris and improve sensitivity and sexual stimulation.
In men treatment may help to increase the frequency, longevity and robustness of an erection, whereas women may experience increased lubrication and more intense orgasms.
At Aescend we are recognised providers of the O-shot, a minimally invasive treatment of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections that may assist with the symptoms of stress incontinence. We also offer treatment and toning with the Forma-V Vaginal Radiofrequency device which may help to improve vaginal tone through deep tissue heating. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RISKS AND DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH TREATMENT AND NOTE THAT OUTCOMES ARE NOT NECESSARILY SUPPORTED BY LARGE SCALE RANDOMISED TRIALS AND MAY VARY BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS.
Within the harvested solution are a host of growth factors and naturally derived molecules that normally promote wound healing and inflammation. The benefit of such, is cell differentiation, tissue vascularisation, revitalisation of tissue and lay down of collagen.
Traditionally used in sports medicine to treat avascular injuries of soft tissue, PRP/PRF has proven beneficial for tissue health and repair.
Hair loss is a common problem that affects 50-70% of people throughout life, with the cosmetic effects often having a significant emotional impact. Hair loss can be indicative of an underlying pathophysiological process, as well as caused by factors such as stress, age and diet.
At Aescend we have experience in the causes of hair loss and offer holistic and comprehensive consultations that aim to address underlying causes and put you on the path to improved hair growth
1. ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
Hair loss affecting testosterone sensitive hair follicles resulting in recession at the temples, that spreads to the vertex and frontal regions, typically in an M pattern.
2. ALOPECIA AREATA.
Autoimmune driven hair loss that presents as circumscibed wheals of patchy hair loss.
3. CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA.
Hair loss resulting from destruction of hair follicles by inflammatory or autoimmune disease such as discoid lupus erythematous. Typically presents as eroded, reddened patches with visible blood vessels
4. TRAUMATIC ALOPECIAS.
e.g. such as trichotillomania (psychiatric compulsive disorder that involves frequent plucking of hair), traction alopecia (functional hair loss caused by styling practices), tinea capitis (hair loss resulting from fungal infection), anagen effluvium (abrupt hair loss due to interruption of the growth phase of hair e.g. chemotherapy), telogen effluvium (generalised hair loss caused by intrinsic and extrinsic factors that result in prolonged resting phase of hair growth - stress, illness, malnourishment, childbirth, age, thyroid dysfunction, medications, anaemia).
During our consultations we try to ascertain the root cause of your hairloss. This may involve referral for ongoing care under a GP, dietician, psychologist or trichologist, and/or recommendations related to dietary/lifestyle intervention.
Hair loss treatment entails fortnightly appointments of alternating platelet rich plasma (PRP) and light emitting diode therapy (LED) with warm oil scalp massage.
Whereas the growth factors in PRP may help to improve tissue health, promote anagen (growing phase of hair cycle) and increase blood supply to the scalp and hair follicles, LED (red light) may affect biochemical processes in hair and scalp cells resulting in increased collagen, reduced inflammation, improved cellular energy and more blood flow.
In-clinic we offer supplements, devices and prescription quality hair-care products to complement our hair treatment packages.
A full course of treatment spans 3 months, with follow up at 6 months.
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Women have been investing in cosmetic treatment since cleopatra was taking milk baths and lining her eyes with charcoal… men on the other hand, seem to have taken a few extra generations to be convinced.
Happily though, we have recently seen a rising trend in men seeking cosmetic treatment, and at Aescend we are all for it! Our artisans are specifically trained in male aesthetics, with Jenna spending time training under Dr Sara Kotai of the former ‘Man Cave Sydney’ (now ‘The Bay’), and Dr Jenny Martinick of Martinick Hair Restoration. There are subtle but important differences between male and female features and aligning yourself to a clinician that can understand and appreciate these nuances is key to natural and flattering aesthetic results in men.
A defined jawline and harmonious chin can strengthen the appearance of men and women alike. We tend to emphasise the jaw angle and add a soft, single point to the chin in women, whereas men tend to seek a square jawline and strong chin. These effects can be achieved by strategically adding volume with dermal filler, lifting tissue to a more flattering position, and tightening the lower face/neck, and/or reducing pockets of fat tissue along the jawline.
Anti-wrinkle injections (neuromodulators | muscle relaxants) reduce lines and wrinkles by preventing the contraction of muscles of the face. By relaxing specific muscles, the skin is no longer constantly creased during expression. Anti-wrinkle injections may address lines that occur when the face moves, and can also assist with improving the appearance of lines that remain when the face is resting by allowing the skin time to regenerate.
Excessive sweating can be an embarassing problem from men and women alike. Treatment is possible using neuromodulating injections and/or Radiofrequency Microneedling with the Morpheus 8 platform.
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The distribution of fat on the body can be due to multiple factors including genetics, lifestyle, hormonal profile, and comorbid conditions. Alongside a sensible approach, various options are available that may assist with permanent and non-surgical reduction of stubborn pockets of fat. Popular areas in men are the abdomen and under the chin.
Traditionally little has been available in the area of ED treatment. Often there is a significant psychological element to this problem which can unfortunately worsen with the course of the condition. Sometimes there is also an underlying health, reproductive or nutritional condition that undermines the issue. At Aescend we offer comprehensive consultation and interventions for ED, with referral as required.
We all have them! The tattoo we got the moment we turned 18 that is now completely irrelevant and unrelatable....or spelt incorrectly...or married to someone who is not you. Thankfully we live in a time where tattoos are not forever! Our q-switched laser successfully reduces the appearance of tattoos with red, brown, orange, black and blue ink.
Hair loss can be indicative of an underlying pathophysiological process, as well as caused by factors such as stress, age and diet. At Aescend we have experience in the causes of hair loss, offering holistic and comprehensive consultations and treatments aimed at promoting hair growth.
At Aescend we offer a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing.
Including services with a more medical basis such as treatment for migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) and bruxism (teeth grinding), assistance with sexual dysfunction and incontinence, and interventions for hair loss. Our nurses are trained in the medical assessment that accompanies such conditions and will offer therapeutic and lifestyle interventions alongside recommendations for medical investigation.
Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing problem for men and women alike.
Temporary inhibition of the sweat response may be possible with the injection of neuromodulators.
An initial consultation takes approximately 50 minutes (including site identification), with treatment lasting upto 6 months.
An alternative, possibly more permanent solution for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) of the axilla (armpit) is Radiofrequency Microneedling with the Morpheus 8.
During treatment, multiple pins are used to emit radiofrequency deep into the tissue of the underarm. The depth is such that the function of sweat glands may be irreversibly effected.
Treatment often takes 30 mins with comfort improved via the use of topical and local anaesthetic. Approximately 3 sessions 4 weeks apart. are recommended
An initial consultation takes approximately 50 minutes (including site identification), with results potentially lasting indefinitely.
Migraines are a debilitating condition that can cause pain, photosensitivity, nausea, fatigue and immobility. Migraines that arise from muscle tension may be effectively treated with muscle relaxing injections.
Treatment with muscle relaxants may offer relief of migraines by reducing tension in the large muscles that support the neck and scalp. In the setting of chronic migraine, these muscles can become hypertrophic, enlarged and tight, which in turn can cause joint misalignment and release of inflammatory mediators. Muscle relaxants can provide long-term improvement through the targeted relaxation of muscles that might be contributing to excessive tension.
Please note that treatment for migraines should only be be performed alongside professional medical assessment and confirmed diagnosis of tension-induced migraines. Our treatments are not recommended for migraines of neurogenic, vascular or traumatic origin.
Teeth grinding and clenching is a surprisingly common concern which often arises from a complex aetiology of psychological and anatomical causes. It can be problematic for suffers, causing headaches, jaw pain and dentition concerns.
Treatment with muscle relaxants may offer a means of relief by reducing tension in the large chewing muscles which often become hypertrophic in this setting.
Please note that treatment for Bruxism should be performed alongside professional orthodontic assessment in cases of obstruction. If you have symptoms of jaw clicking/locking, repetitive biting and scarring of the sides of the cheeks, inability to open the mouth wide (less than 3 cm), tooth pain/chipping and/or enamel loss, you may be suffering from an obstruction disorder. While our treatments may provide temporary symptom/pain relief, in cases of obstruction they will unlikely help the underlying condition and will be more effectively managed by functional specialists.
At Aescend we offer treatments that may help to increase the health of erectile tissue in the penis and clitoris and thereby increase sensitivity and sexual stimulation. In treatment may help to increase the frequency, longevity and robustness of an erection, whereas women may experience increased lubrication and more intense orgasm.
Stress incontinence is a common concern for women following childbirth and/or menopause. It occurs when external pressure is applied to the bladder which surpasses the closing pressure of the urethral sphincter and urine leakage resultantly follows. By helping to strengthen the muscles supporting the urethra it is possible to experience some relief of symptoms. At Aescend we are recognised providers of the O-shot, a minimally invasive treatment indicated for stress incontinence that aims to use the body's natural reparative ability through platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
Hair loss can be indicative of an underlying pathophysiological process, as well as caused by factors such as stress, age and diet. At Aescend we have experience in the causes of hair loss, offering holistic and comprehensive consultations and treatments with the aim of promoting hair growth.
Hay fever (or allergic rhinitis) is a common condition characterised by congestion, itching, sneezing and hypersecretion of the nose.
Neuromodulators may prevent nervous system transmission to the muscles and glands of reactive airways which may assist with long term relief from excessive rhinorrhea (runny nose), congestion, sneezing and itch.
In responsive individuals relief of symptoms may persist for an entire hayfever season. Others with more persistent/chronic rhinitis may require retreatment at 4-6 weeks with effect lasting months - years after treatment.