What Winter Faces and Legs Have in Common: Dry Skin!

by | Sep 6, 2022

Despite your best efforts, you may have noticed that your skin isn’t quite as dewy and glowing as you might like. It is almost impossible to weather winter in Balgowlah or anywhere else in Australia without being affected by indoor heat and outdoor cold. This is particularly true of facial skin.

With a long, luxurious, skin-baring summer around the corner, why not use this time to shed your winter skin – figuratively and literally – with the help of the skincare professionals at Austin Clinic? And please, don’t forget sunscreen! The change from pants to shorts and shirts to tank tops means lots more of your skin will be exposed. Don’t overlook this basic and essential skin cancer preventive.

HydraFacial Deluxe: Skin Radiance with a Boost

HydraFacial is Austin Clinic’s premiere aesthetic treatment to cleanse skin and extract imperfections, while at the same time providing much-needed moisture and hydration. HydraFacial Deluxe makes a good thing better with the addition of skin boosters and LED light therapy to address:

  • Skin tone
  • Skin texture
  • Clogged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Patients with sensitive skin appreciate the gentleness of the HydraFacial Deluxe, which beautifies skin without the irritation or redness associated with many peels and facials. Patients with any type of skin problem appreciate the affordable price and the ability to book services online. “HydraFacial Deluxe feels like a luxurious indulgence, but won’t break the bank,” says Dr Austin. “You can treat yourself to wonderful pampering knowing you are also taking good care of your skin.”

Banish Varicose Veins for Summer with Schlerotherapy

If you combat dryness in legs with microdermabrasion and other in-clinic treatments, or use topical moisturisers from the Austin Skin care collections at home, don’t be surprised if other aesthetic problems emerge along with your newly rejuvenated skin. Those problems are spider veins and varicose veins, the small and large blue veins that are visible beneath the surface of the skin on your legs. If you have them, we want to see you.

Schlerotherapy is not appropriate for everyone, including pregnant and nursing women and individuals with certain health challenges. Risks related to circulatory problems, diabetes, and heart conditions should also be discussed. One reason to visit Austin Clinic is that our medical experts have the training to assess whether your varicose veins are symptomatic of a serious chronic problem. If so, you may be prescribed blood thinners, diuretics, and/or anticoagulants. If not, a cosmetic treatment may be helpful. One of the solutions we offer at Austin Clinic is schlerotherapy.

You may not have heard of schlerotherapy before. It’s a common treatment, but one that isn’t often discussed by its hard-to-pronounce name. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons defines it as, “… the treatment of small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.” The process uses an injectable substance, which causes the veins to “collapse and fade from view.”

We invite you to contact Austin Clinic today so you and your skin will be ready for summer tomorrow.