skin care

Cosmetic Medicine

Dr Ali is an experienced GP with special interest and skills in skin and cosmetic medicine. She is passionate about empowering people achieve their best skin possible. She believes healthy and beautiful skin is an integral part of wellbeing and a massive confidence boost. She provides a holistic and individualised approach to solving skin and aging concerns using the science of medicine as well as her eye for facial aesthetics.

 

She believes using a multimodal approach to skin health and ageing achieves the most natural holistic outcomes while still delivering effective results. She often uses skincare, injectables and laser to establish the best and most cost effective outcomes. 

 

She has undergone extensive training in skin medicine and cosmetic medicine.

Dr Ali can assist in the following areas:

 * Anti-wrinkle injections

 * Filler

 * skin concerns and scarring

Please all questions and bookings, please contact Jordyn on 9216 5600.  

Dr Ali will consult fortnightly Saturday's from May 28th, 2022.

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The Cosmetic Consultation

 

The secret to good outcomes and patient satisfaction with cosmetic medicine starts with a thorough and detailed consultation.

During the consultation, a medical history is taken which includes any medical conditions, medications, allergies, lifestyle, past cosmetic procedures, past surgical procedures, family history and a discussion of your areas of concern.

Ideally you will attend without makeup applied or be prepared to have your makeup removed to allow for a proper skin assessment. Photography is often taken at this stage as well, this is vital to record pre and post treatment effects. 

 

Dr Mais Ali will assess your face and skin condition and advise you of an individualised treatment plan. Each step will be thoroughly explained including expectations, mode of actions, time to take effect, down time, side effects, how long to expect the treatment to last and the cost of treatment. Often, this is a step wise process and treatments are staggered over time to achieve the best outcomes. 

 

During the consultation, Dr Ali is available to answer all your questions and concerns. 

Cosmetic Medicine Application

Anti-wrinkle injections

This is a procedure where, botulinum toxin, a purified naturally-occurring protein, is injected into specific muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. The result is a smoother more youthful appearance. 

Most common areas for injection include, forehead, frown line, crow’s feet, to improve gummy smile, do a “lip flip”, and lift the eyebrow. It can also be used in the lift the jaw, improve the appearance of the chin and smooth the neck.

Anti Wrinkle injections for medical indications

 

In addition to the cosmetic indications for anti wrinkle injections, botulinum toxin, can also be used for medical reasons, such as migraine headaches, tension headaches, facial tics and spasms, TMJ disorder / bruxism and hyperhidrosis amongst others.

 

There is usually very little down time expected, the injections themselves have minimal discomfort. 

The full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks of the injection. 

Lip Botox Injection

Dermal Filler Injections
 

Dermal fillers are used to add volume to facial features or add lift to certain areas of the face or achieve both in one procedure. One of the hallmarks of ageing of the face is the loss of volume in the upper and middle third of the face, dermal fillers are very useful in balancing this loss. They are also be used to establish symmetry, and enhance facial proportions. The most commonly treated areas include lips, chin, cheeks, jawline, temples, brows, neck and hands.

The procedure often starts with the application of anaesthetic to area is necessary, then dermal filler is injected, using a needle or a cannula, in the appropriate anatomical plane for most effective and natural result. The placement of right type of filler in the right anatomical area is the key to getting the best results. 

 

There is usually minimal down time, but occasionally bruising, swelling and mild tenderness is expected for few days after injections into some areas. 

Acne Treatment

Skin concerns and scarring
 

In addition to cosmetic injectables, Dr Ali can also provide detailed advice regarding general skin health. After conducting a thorough consult to listen to your concerns and needs, she can provide you with a treatment plan, focusing on prescription medications if needed, skincare and other treatment options that help with your specific needs. Her approach is usually less is more as she often finds patients end up using far too many products that are not entirely suitable for their skin situation. Her areas of interest include rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and acne.

 

In order to prepare for your consult, arrive with minimal makeup, or be prepared for it to be taken off and bring all your current skincare products with you so she can go through them together with you.