IV vitamin therapy
What is IV therapy?
- IV Therapy is a simple medical technique designed to introduce fluids, medicine and nutrition directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract where nutrients are often poorly absorbed.
- IV therapy is an emerging method in preventive and integrative health care.
Our treatments are focused on supporting body function including:
- uplifting and maintaining general health
- supporting immune function
- improving cognitive function
- increasing metabolic function
- reducing stress receptors
- improving serotonin uptake (happy hormone)
Why is IV therapy effective?
While good nutrition and hydration is something we must all aim for naturally in our daily diet, sometimes we can’t fully absorb our nutrients.
Patients who’ve had gastric surgery, are having chemotherapy, are training for serious sporting events or are battling illness are just a few types of people who could benefit from balancing their vitamins or amino acids with a little extra help.
Because of its direct administration it has a high level of nutrient absorption. It’s fast acting and is tailored to suit individual needs.
CosMedic Collective is a licensee of IV League Drips.
The skin’s natural ability to protect itself reduces as we get older, meaning that repeated muscle contractions and movement leave their mark.
Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Lines that appear when the face is in motion are called dynamic wrinkles. Repeated movement over time lead to lines that remain even if our face is not moving. These are called static wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are made from purified protein and work to prevent the formation of static wrinkles by stopping the signal between the nerve and muscle.
The resulting decreased movement in the muscle places less stress on the skin helping you maintain a refreshed appearance. This treatment is most effective when used as a preventative measure.
At CosMedic Collective we use anti-wrinkle injections to target the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows and crows feet as well as specialty areas of the lower face. We use leading brands of injectables which have a wealth of data to support their safety and effectiveness. Injections are measured in units. The amount of units required depends on the severity of the wrinkle and desired outcome by the client, but a standard range is set out below as a guide:
- Forehead: 10-35 units (Products B/X or 20-70 units (Product D)
- Frown: 12-25 units (Products B/X) or 24-50units (Product D)
- Crows Feet: 5-15 units per side (Products B/X) or 10-30 units (Product D)
- Masseter/jaw (popular for teeth grinding/jaw clenching/ tension headaches): Products B/X approx 50 units/side, Product D approx 100units/side
- Bunny lines: approx 2-4 units/side (Products B/X) or approx 4-8 units/side (Product D) Downturned mouth: approx 2-5 units/side (Products B/X) or 4-10 units/side (Product D)
Before your treatment
Avoid taking fish oils, ibuprofen or aspirin as well as caffeine or alcohol on the day of your treatment as all these items cause vasodilation and can increase your risk of bruising.
We recommend AVOIDING the following activities after your treatment.
- Lying down on side/face within 4 hours of treatment
- Performing strenuous exercise within one day of treatment
- Wearing tight fitting headwear such as swimming goggles within 5 days of treatment
- Vigorous skin treatments such as microdermabrasion within one week of treatment
Clear, brighten and tighten your complexion with our quick, easy and super popular laser genesis treatment. Zero downtime! We offer the following treatments:
- Collagen induction and skin tightening
- Pigmentation/sun damage reversal
- Vascular treatments (spider veins and rosacea)
- Wart and Fungal Nail Removal to the laser treatments
At birth we have plenty of collagen and elastin (think of chubby baby cheeks). As we age, we start to lose volume from our face which can make us look tired and sunken.
Unlike wrinkles which require muscle relaxants to soften them, facial volume and folds require a dermal filler to help re-volumise and hydrate the area.
Our dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which is a natural sugar already present in the human body so completely non-allergenic.
By injecting dermal filler into the cheek area, the restored volume helps to lift nasolabial folds, reduce the appearance of the tear trough and restore an overall youthful look to the face. An even smaller amount can be injected into the lips to restore lost volume, improve the definition of the lip border or reduce smokers’ lines.
Most patients experience no problems after their treatment and are highly satisfied! Bruising can be very common, especially in and around the lips and can last up to a week, so it is inadvisable to get fillers anywhere less than 2 weeks before an event just in case. Other post procedure complications include minor lumpiness under the skin as the product starts to settle in. This can be alleviated by self massage and will not be a long term problem. Patients are advised to keep the area free of makeup for at least 24 hours and to monitor the skin for signs of discolouration and to prevent bacteria entering the injection site.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. We take a small amount of blood from your arm and spin out the platelets in our very own centrifuge while you wait. We then reintroduce directly into your dermis to stimulate fibrinogen and collagen production or into the hair follicle to stimulate growth.
Is PRP new? Platelet Rich Plasma was first used in cardiac surgery in 1987 to improve post-operative healing. It has a variety of uses including skin rejuvenation and treatment of hair loss.
Is it safe? Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. Most patients will have some subtle redness at the completion of the procedure and the only real potential ‘complication’ may be mild swelling or bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic and medical procedures, there are certain health conditions that will exclude patients.
Does it hurt? A local anaesthetic cream or gel is used to numb the skin. A very fine needle is used to inject the PRP and the injection itself may be slightly uncomfortable. As the PRP injection is intended to produce an inflammatory and healing response, most patients can expect the injected area to feel slightly tender and warm for the first day after the procedure. Please note that no ice, steroidal, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (eg. Nurofen, Ibuprofen) should be used for 7 days post procedure as it can interfere with the healing response.
Are all PRP systems the same?
No! We are passionate about bringing the highest quality, highest clinical grade equipment into our new clinic.
Our Alocuro device produces PRP in line with the recommended levels and can provide a concentration up to 10 times normal concentration levels if required.
Cost and course of treatment
For optimal results we recommend 3 treatments 1 month apart, then once a year after that.
We have so many more exciting treatments as well as a bunch of experienced consultants who will be joining us to make CosMedic Collective a true collective and a one stop shop for all your skin needs.
Offering both Red and Blue Light Therapy, the benefits to the skin are extensive.
Some benefits of the blue light are:
- Anti-bacterial action without irritation\
- Helps blemish prone skin
- Prevents breakouts
- Balances oil production
- Improves skin clarity
- UV Free alternative for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
Some benefits of the red light are:
- Boosts collagen and elastin production
- Improves complexion, texture and tone
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin hydration
- Evens skin tone and texture
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Revitalises and restores radiance
Teeth whitening treatment helps to lift and evenly dissolve stains so that you can feel better about your appearance. Whitening can be done as-needed and touched up whenever you feel your teeth are becoming dulled and yellow.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless, has minimal downtime and is incredibly effective. The micro-injuries it creates stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of ageing.
DON’T USE SKIN PRODUCTS CONTAINING ‘ACTIVE INGREDIENTS’
The microneedling procedure will leave your skin in a highly sensitive state, so it is recommended that you avoid all skin care products that contain any kind of ‘active ingredients’ such as retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids and Vitamin C.
You can incorporate these products back into your regime 3-5 days after your treatment, or as recommended by your experienced therapist.
AVOID USING MAKEUP AFTER THE TREATMENT
Don’t apply any kind of makeup for at least 24 hours to 48 hours after the procedure as it’s important to allow your skin barrier to heal over.
Using make up brushes can irritate the open skin, and if there’s any bacteria on the brushes you run the risk of developing a skin infection.
AVOID ACTIVITIES OR SITUATIONS THAT MAKE YOU SWEAT
A microneedling procedure will cause heat in the skin as a natural stage of healing. If you sweat or partake in any activities that make you hot, it will create further unwanted heat in the skin. It may also allow bacteria to penetrate the skin. This can lead to infection, extended redness or an adverse skin reaction.
DON’T TAKE ANY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATIONS
Prior to and immediately after microneedling procedures you should avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen, as they will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is needed for optimum skin rejuvenation.
USE A GENTLE CLEANSER
In place of active products a very mild cleanser and barrier cream is recommended to keep your skin clean and soothe any resultant dry skin and flakiness. We can advise on the best kinds of cleansers, moisturisers and healing products to use to avoid irritation.
DON’T FORGET TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Keeping well hydrated will assist in faster healing and skin rejuvenation.
ONCE THE SKIN HAS HEALED, DON’T FORGET BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN
While it’s important to give the sunscreen a miss for the first few days following the procedure, we do advise that you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen once your skin has healed, to prevent unwanted pigmentation and sun damage.
Botulinum Toxin has become a widely recognized treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), and is TGA approved. To treat severe underarm sweating, the product works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands. The more units injected, the longer the drying effects tend to last.
Approx 100 units/side (Products B/X) or 200 units/side (Product D).
There are little to no aftercare considerations for underarm treatment.
Vitamin B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 is an important water-soluble vitamin needed for the production of red blood cells, repairing body tissues, and the proper functioning of the nervous system. Our body can’t produce B12, so we need to get it from our diet.
It’s primarily naturally found in animal-based foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy, although some foods are fortified with B12.
As vitamin B12 isn’t found in plant foods, strict vegetarians and vegans are at high risk of deficiency, especially if they don’t eat foods fortified with the vitamin, or don’t use a supplement.
People with conditions that affect nutrient absorption are also at risk. Even if they eat enough foods containing vitamin B12, if their body can’t absorb this vitamin, they may become deficient. Common conditions that interfere with nutrient absorption are Coeliac Disease and Crohn’s disease.
Vitamin B -12 is an excellent way to boost your immunity and energy.
beauty & massage treatments
Alisa, Nicole and Rippy are able to take care of all your beauty, tattooing and massage needs.
- 2hr Pamper
- 2.5 hr Calm
- File and Polish of Hands or Feet
- Full Body Spray Tan
- Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage
- Bikini Wax
- Brazilian Wax
- Underarm Wax
- Full Leg Wax
- Half Leg Wax
- Wax Package (Full Leg& Brazilian)
- Lip & Chin Wax
- Brow Tint
- Brow Wax
- Brow wax + Brow Tint + Lash tint
- Lash & Brow Tint
- Lash Lift & Tint
- Lash Tint
- Facial 30 min
- Facial 70 mins
- Facial 90 min
- Facial LED 40 min
- LED Add on to Facial
- Peel Add on to Facial
- Hydrafacial – In Depth
- Hydrafacial – Standard
- Hydrafacial Ultimate
- Hydrafacial – Neck Add On
- Hot Stone
- Aromatherapy relaxation
- Foot reflexology
HIFU Stands for ‘High Intensity Focused Ultrasound’, this treatment can target various depths of the body’s tissue for skin tightening, skin lifting and body contouring. Entirely non-invasive, HIFU works by targeting deep layers in the skin – it boosts new collagen production and collagen regeneration right at the source.
HIFU treatment for the face works as a non-invasive facelift. It tightens the skin, irons out wrinkles, shrinks pores, targets the ‘V’ line formation and reduces the jowl lines. HIFU improves overall skin tone, pores, brightness and elasticity. It is sometime called the ‘Lunchtime Face Lift’ as the treatment is quick, very tolerable and has no downtime.
HIFU treatment for the body uses HIFU energy that works to target the fat layer and destroy fat cells. HIFU is ideal for body contouring love handles, inner & outer thighs, bra lines, post pregnancy tummy, abdomen fat, arm wings, thighs and under the buttocks; for a non-surgical bum lifting effect. It can even tighten the skin on the knees, abdomen and arms, helping to improve the ‘crepey’ look. HIFU is a very effective treatment for both inch loss and fat loss – at the same time tightening the skin!
Full face makeup available for all kinds of Special Occasions as well as offering a series of lessons to help achieve your makeup goals.