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I’ve Come to Suck Your Blood!

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP BCMC

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma is used in medicine to promote healing and fight ageing. In cosmetics it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Vampire Facelift’! MMMluu ha ha (scary laugh) Just like a midnight encounter with Dracula, blood is involved as well as sharp pointy things penetrating your skin. MMMluu ha ha (scary laugh) I don’t like needles (though i’m great at taking blood),...

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Can anti-wrinkle injections cure migraine

Treat migraines with Botox at BCMC

Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections cure migraine and the association of acid tile colon and sausage poisoning Botulinum toxin is pretty impressive. You probably know it as Botox ™. The story of Botox is the story of acetylcholine, more on that later. We stole Botox from a bacteria. We knew about it because our previous experiences with Botox were bad, the type of bad that brings...

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Have you heard that anti wrinkle injections can treat bruxism?

Bruxism can be treated with anti wrinkle injections

Bruxism or grinding teeth often occurs when you don’t know about it, ie. when you are sleeping.  We have found that anti wrinkle injections  improve bruxism in most cases and are an inexpensive treatment to try. Not everyone gets all of the problems associated with bruxism, but for some, the problems can be severe, debilitating and lasting many years.. Grinding and clenching of the...

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Give it up Hyperhidrosis….

Treating Hyperhidrosis at BCMC

Give it up Hyperhidrosis, your diabolical plans won’t work this time! Yes, I’m hilarious, and although the condition, hyperhidrosis, sounds like the name of a comical supervillain it’s no joke. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. Everyone knows the feeling of embarrassment from having sweat stains but imagine huge sweat stains, big dark wet rings under your arms, covering your shirt. Have a date tonight? Feeling confident?...

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Is Botox still a thing?

Botox injection

For the uninitiated Botox means all cosmetic injectables and can be used to fix all things on the face and is even a name of a type of party ie the botox party , but if you look around these days it is getting harder and harder to source Botox . Let me explain, Botox is the name of a botulinium toxin,...

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Might be Mites

rosacea mites

Soooo… One theory on the cause of rosacea is mites. Rosacea comes in a few forms, but mostly it is redness of the cheeks and nose, sometimes mistaken for acne and is common in people of celtic origin who have white skin and blue eyes. The theory goes that tiny (0.3mm long), eight legged slug-looking beasties bury themselves into skin follicles on the...

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Does Paw Paw Cream Treat Skin Cancer?

paw paw cream

Today’s blog idea came from a patient this morning. During his skin check we found a sunspot on his arm. He informed me he had been treating spots like that for years with paw paw cream, quite successfully. Pawpaw cream?! Half of my dear readers by now are scoffing – ‘pawpaw cream! May as well use crystals or something!’ , and the other...

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Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Right for Me?

wrinkle relaxers brisbane

You are starting to notice them more and more — those creases that line your skin. They usually appear anytime you smile or squint but recently, they seem to be entrenched within your skin. They are wrinkles and they are making you look and feel older. Treating the natural signs of ageing has come a long way. Plenty of treatment options are...

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Good Morning, Everyone!

foods that beat beat cancer

For today’s blog, it’s good news. Scratching around PubMed looking for inspiration I came across two meta-analyses which caught my eye: Coffee, tea and caffeine intake and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer: a review of the literature and meta-analysis. (Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb;56 (1):1-12.) 2. Higher caffeinated coffee intake is associated with reduced malignant melanoma risk: A meta-analysis study. (PLoS One....

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3 Myths About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

anti wrinkle patient

1. Myth: If you inject more units during a treatment the effects last longer. Fact: Not so. Research performed by Dr Adam Rish has shown that whether you put in 20 or 30 units, the botulinum toxin remains efficacious for the same length of time. What does this mean? It means you should choose an amount of units that achieves the effect you...

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3 Causes of Skin Ageing and How to Prevent Them

anti ageing melbourne

DNA damage UV exposure ( yes, that old one ) causes damage to skin cells’ DNA that can lead to cancer. The UV damage is predictably (CPD) cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers,(80HdG )deamination of cytosine and (PC ) protein carbonylation How to prevent solar induced DNA damage Judicious sun dosing AND Triple therapy skin topicals This graph illustrates research performed by Emanuele Erizo, James Spencer and...

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Excel V Laser Q&A

laser treatment brisbane

Unsightly veins, redness, wrinkles, freckles, blemishes and broken capillaries. Most of us have them, and thankfully now there is an effective laser treatment that can treat all of these at the same time in the same session and with minimal down time. It's called the Excel V Laser machine. Laser actually stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Electromagnetic Radiation (it’s a...

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What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

photodynamic therapy redland city

Hello BCMCers, It's Spencer again! This time I'm going to tell you about PDT. You may have already seen the photos, but I underwent photo dynamic therapy a few days before Christmas. I had a few solar keratoses (sunspots) on my face that I needed to fix. Gertrude was the one who suggested the PDT with a mischievous grin.   I had read about the...

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Niacin and the prevention of Squamous Cell Cancer

squamous cell cancer

The hot weather has been brutal. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been tweeting to stay in doors during the heat wave and keep an eye out for our elderly. The company “Banana Boat “ has been in the news and not in a good way; it has been alleged that their sunscreen has been ineffectual. The Beareau of Meterology announced today...

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Talimogene, The First Ever Melanoma Vaccine

Talimogene

Talimogene, the therapy know as T-VEC was recently approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use. Rodney Sinclair , director of dermatology at Epworth Hospital said it is in essence the first ever melanoma vaccine. The vaccine is injected into each melanoma lesion and the virus which is within the vaccine then replicates within the melanoma cells and kills them. This is exciting...

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