The Emperor’s New Platelets

be rewarded for your healthy lifestyle and receive all the goodness your platelets can offer... not the Emporer’s New Platelets.

If you strive to be healthy by eating right and exercising, then you understand how appealing and satisfying it is to have the natural goodies in your blood reinjected in your dermis to stimulate your own cells to be healthy and youthful. Broadly speaking the goodies are growth factors released from the reinjected platelets. There are many Clinics about town that will do...

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I’ve Come to Suck Your Blood! Platelet Rich Plasma

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 Migraines?

Treat migraines with Botox at BCMC

Can Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cure migraines 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...

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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

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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Can Coffee Protect Against Skin Cancer?

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.) Higher caffeinated coffee intake is associated with reduced malignant melanoma risk: A meta-analysis study. (PLoS One. 2016...

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3 Myths About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

3 Myths About Anti-Wrinkle Injections

3 Myths About Anti-Wrinkle Injections Below we discuss 3 myths about anti-wrinkle injections that we have found people always want to know. 1. Myth: If you inject more units during a treatment the effects last longer. 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...

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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 Research performed by Emanuele Erizo, James Spencer and Martin Braunand shows...

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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 photodynamic therapy. You may have already seen the photos, but I underwent photodynamic therapy (also known as PDT) 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...

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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 Bureau of Meteorology announced today...

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Talimogene – The First Ever Melanoma Vaccine


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 and...

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How To Treat Sunburn

With summer well and truly underway, there is no way of hiding tell tale signs of sun exposure and sunburn in our skin spot clinics! Despite slip, slop and slapping we have all been caught out at one time or another. Sunscreens wear off from both direct light and from oils produced on the skin, this is why it is very...

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What is the hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial brisbane

To my mind, the hydrafacial is the successor of the microdermabrasion. The hydrafacial incorporates microdermabrasion and the intensity of the exfoliations can be varied depending on the thickness and oiliness of the skin. A micro done right improves skin luminosity because in smoothing the skin the light reflex is improved giving that youthful glow. In addition to smoothing surface irregularities, the skin is...

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Dr Spencer’s Blog

Hello Skin Spotters, my name is Dr Spencer Behan and this is my first blog!! I was inspired by a study published recently on melanomas. The study was printed in the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association but written by Australian doctors and performed on Australian patients. The study is titled ‘Clinical Features Associated With Individuals at Higher Risk of Melanoma’. It gathered...

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The Importance of Sun Protection

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce

Our very own Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce has recently been treated for skin cancer on his face for the third time this year. He encourages the use of sunscreen and wide brim hats whilst out in the sun. He also told the ABC that Australians working in the sun should be more vigilant with their sun protection, especially given the country...

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Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Cancer council Queensland spokeswoman Ms Clift recently told the ABC that Queensland’s melanoma incidence and mortality far exceeded rates in other states. It is not all bad news however, in that the rate of skin cancers diagnosed in people under the age of 40 has decreased by more than 30% from 2012 to 2016. Ms Clift says that this demonstrates the...

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See what our patients are saying about the BCMC Picato Clinics!

Picato Treatment

Our patients are loving the BCMC Picato Clinics! BCMC under the auspices of Dr Behan conducts Picato Clinics to treat sun spots (solar keratosis). Sun spots should be treated, not only are they unsightly, but they can progress to skin cancer. In the picato clinic a doctor applies picato cream to the patient; at the next visit, the doctor evaluates the skin’s response to...

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Acne Clinic

acne clinic brisbane

At Bayside Cosmetic Medicine clinic our goal is to help our clients achieve the best version of their skin. In our 40’s and 50’s this might be treating wrinkles and lines and in our teens and twenties it is generally acne that is our biggest skin concern. Acne and problem skin often has a huge impact on a teenagers self confidence and...

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Three skin must do’s

In this video Dr Behan outlines triple therapy to be used in the morning: DNA repair enzymes (Dr Moy DNA renewal) Antioxidant (for most skin types a vitamin C is a good choice) Sunscreen (UVA and UVB, Synergie uberzinc a good everyday solution) Her recommendation is DNA repair enzymes, antioxidants and sunscreen. Watch the blog to find out...

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Can you trust your online skin care purchases?

Skincare Containers

Are you buying counterfeit skincare? We shop online primarily for convenience and in search of a good deal, but is a good deal what we are getting?  Counterfeit cosmetic products are flooding the market, with consumers thinking they are purchasing the brands they know and trust when in reality they are purchasing products that are either counterfeit, expired or dangerous. It is important...

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The importance of your cosmetic injector

Beautiful woman

Cosmetic treatments should improve your appearance, not change who you are. Deciding to have injectable’s can be daunting but here at BCMC our doctors Gertrude and Clair take pride in listening to your concerns and helping you achieve the results you are looking for. Below is a list of the key things you want from your injectable’s. A good injector can help you...

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Seeing Red

In this video, Dr. Behan discussed PRP (platelet rich plasma) also known as the vampire facelift. Anaesthetic gel is applied to the face and blood is taken. The blood is then centrifuged and the platelets are separated and dermarolled into the skin. In the skin, the platelets degranulate and stimulate fibroblasts to make collagen.The collagen takes a couple of...

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