Meet Dr Sarah Freilich | Cosmetic Doctor at Glenrose Beauty Gallery

Meet Dr Sarah Freilich | Cosmetic Doctor at Glenrose Beauty Gallery

A bit about Dr Sarah Freilich…

“I’ve worked in the industry for 15 years. I became interested in cosmetic injectables because I loved that a minimally invasive procedure could make women feel fresher, less tired and better about themselves without going under the knife. I also felt there was a need for more people in the industry to do cosmetic injectables in a soft, subtle way without the approach that ‘bigger is better’. From a personal perspective, it’s an industry that plays to my strengths – I have a steady hand!”

 

Most popular treatment

“The most popular treatment is probably still botulinum toxin injections. We aren’t allowed to name the brands due to TGA rules, but reducing frowns and crow’s feet is still the most popular request I get.”

 

Dr Sarah Freilich’s favourite treatment

“I love an immediate result, and with dermal fillers you get that instant gratification – botulinum toxin takes a few days to work. My favourite treatment is cheek fillers, as it provides an instant lift to the lower face; a little bit of projection along the cheekbone giving radiance straight away. 

 

What she gets done herself:

“‘A shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot’; likewise, I don’t do my own injectables as much as I’d like to. I certainly have botulinum toxin in my crow’s feet and frown lines, but wear a fringe so don’t do my forehead. I also pop some dermal filler into my cheeks to give me a bit of lift. I have had filler in my lips before but don’t like to overdo it because I’m a big fan of the natural, fresh look. 

 

Exciting developments in the industry

Right now I’m pretty pumped about the new dermal filler I’ve been using which has an added antioxidant in it. That’s an exciting development to dermal fillers! I’m also excited about using polydioxonone threads (PDO threads). They’re minimally invasive and take a bit of time to see the full effects but make the skin more taut and firmer, with minimal downtime. 

To experience first hand the steady hands and magic fingers of Dr Sarah Freilich, book in for your next injectable with our resident cosmetic doctor. 

Dermaplaning | “Will the hair on my face grow back darker?” and 4 other myths busted

Dermaplaning | “Will the hair on my face grow back darker?” and 4 other myths busted

A favourite pre-red-carpet (remember those?) treatment for Hollywood celebrities, dermaplaning in its simplest form is a cosmetic procedure using a specialised blade that removes the top layers of your skin, including dead skin cells, peach fuzz and scar tissue, leaving a glass-like canvas upon which makeup glides on and stays put.

Of course, no one’s suggesting you have at it with the Gillette in the shower (which isn’t yours, obviously, as you’re way too smart for that.) Although it is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects and zero downtime, there’s still a lot of misinformation about the treatment. Herewith, dermaplaning (also known as blading or microplaning), explained.

Dermaplaning will make me start growing stubble

No matter where it grows on your body, shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker or darker. It’s biologically impossible for hair to grow back thicker because of shaving – whether with a razor or via dermaplaning. Shaving simply creates a blunt tip on the hairs, which many people interpret as greater thickness. When you dermaplane, you are removing very, very fine hair called vellus hair. This hair is so thin and soft that removing it with a dermaplaning tool will have little to no impact on how it looks when it grows back. After removing the vellus hair, along with dead skin cells and small imperfections, your skin will instantly feel and look smoother and brighter.

It’s Painful

Dermaplaning is actually one of the least painful ways to remove facial hair and dead skin—especially when compared to other hair removal techniques like sugaring, threading, and waxing. Think about it: shaving your underarms isn’t painful, so why would shaving your face be painful? Many people describe the feeling of dermaplaning as a gentle tickle or brushing sensation.

It isn’t suitable for darker skin

While harsh scrubs aren’t recommended for darker skin (tbh we don’t recommend it for *any* kind of skin), dermaplaning is different. Yes, it’s a type of manual exfoliation, however dermaplaning doesn’t irritate or cause micro-abrasions in the skin, so it won’t cause hyperpigmentation.

Dermaplaning will cause breakouts

Like most exfoliation techniques, dermaplaning prevents breakouts rather than causes them, clearing clogged pores and preventing pimples from forming. Less dead skin = fewer breakouts. Bonus? Clearing out pores and removing dead skin cells mean serums and treatments can penetrate the dermal layers and work even harder for you.

I can just do it at home…

We offer medical-grade scalpels and highly-trained hands for your dermaplaning treatment. When using a shaving device, you’re getting just hair, but the scalpel goes just a little bit deeper than that. Wielding a scalpel at home means higher risk of infection, scarring and pigmentation damage.

But don’t just take our word for it – book in today and see these amazing results for yourself. We’re offering a special deal: buy three dermaplaning therapies and get three free light therapies. For a limited time only.

Winter skin care | 6 changes you need to make to your skincare routine

Winter skin care | 6 changes you need to make to your skincare routine

Heaters, hot showers, biting winds – your skin takes a battering during the colder months, which means it may look quite different too. A winter skin care change-up is required. Often skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dry and chapped lips and acne flare up when the days get shorter, and it can feel like a beauty sucker punch after the glowy gorgeous skin you flaunted last summer. 

Unfortunately, that skincare routine you had nailed down won’t be serving you so well now that the weather’s turned. Lightweight serums and moisturisers are out; time to bring in creamy cleansers, face oils and rich, nourishing creams – as well as hydrating, vitamin infused facials and treatments perfect to repair the sun’s damage and shore up your skin against the winter, um, damage. 

Cut down on shower time and temperature

While winter weather might sound like the optimal time for a long, hot bath, try to resist the urge. Prolonged contact with hot water can strip the skin of its natural moisture, leaving you even drier than you were before. Take brief lukewarm showers once per day, and immediately afterwards, while your skin is damp, apply rich moisturisers to lock in hydration. You should use enough to leave the skin feeling well hydrated, which means you may need to apply more than you do in summer months.

Switch from lotion-based moisturiser to a cream

The cardinal rule of winter skincare is keeping skin hydrated. A lighter lotion may have been enough to satisfy your skin in summer, but that’s not an extended guarantee into colder weather. Humectants (such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin) are low molecular weight substances that extract water from the air and into the skin. Emollients usually come in the form of creams and lotions that help in skin barrier function. And occlusives are oils and waxes that form a layer on the skin and physically block water from escaping. A great skincare routine involves all three, leading us to…

Layer your skincare

Think of your skincare application like outerwear for your skin: Just like you need to layer your clothing to keep your body warm in the cooler months, your skin needs the same to prevent overdrying. A good rule of thumb is to layer lightest to heaviest (serums first, facial oils second, moisturiser third). Some hot ingredients you should look out for in the cold are ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, bakuchiol and botanical oils. When used in conjunction, they can soothe inflammation, restore hydration and strengthen the skin barrier. And don’t forget the SPF, which yes, you do need during winter.

Repair sun damage

The absolute best time to address any pigmentation and sun damage is now, nailing those sunspots, freckles and melasma moustache before our supersonic sun has the chance to dial them back up. Cosmelan Depigmenting is a professional depigmentation method which has an intensive corrective effect on skin hyperpigmentation whilst regulating the overproduction of melanin in the melanocytes, inhibiting, and controlling the appearance of new dark spots. As it’s a peel treatment, your skin is extra sensitive to sunlight, which means slathering on the SPF50, and staying out of the sun – much easier to do this time of year than when the pool and pina colada crew are calling. 

Get some light

Omnilux light therapy is a two-trick pony. Not only does all that delicious light plump and rehydrates tired, knackered skin, studies show red light can also help you sleep. The lack of natural light (shorter days, longer nights) in the winter means our circadian rhythms become out of whack, and we tend to need more, good quality sleep. 

Use a sleep mask 

Not that we needed any excuse to apply a face mask, but if you haven’t started yet, winter is the best time to do it. The world of skincare masks is pretty extensive, but don’t sleep—or do—on overnight masks. Designed to be the final step of your nighttime skin regimen, overnight masks help lock in all those serums, creams, and oils that were applied before.

Studies show that sleep is the most important time for cell reparation, and nightly regimens help skin restore, repair and rejuvenate from daily damage. Hydropeptide Hydro-Lock Sleep Mask blankets the contours of skin with a layer of intense, restorative hydration. Luxe ingredients like HydrO18 activated water, licorice root and royal jelly peptides go to work restoring balance and radiance to the skin while you sleep. Perfect for dry, dehydrated, dull skin – basically all of us right now.

Laser hair removal | The best in pain free and fast hair removal

Laser hair removal | The best in pain free and fast hair removal

We may all be bundled up in coats and boots, but laser hair removal is best considered in the winter months. Being smooth and razor free is the ultimate summer accessory, making pulling on those cut-off shorts or two-piece a no-brainer. 

Laser hair removal has suffered a bad reputation in the past: painful, short term, ineffective for blondes… no longer. Introducing the Candela GentleMax Pro. 

The Candela GentleMax Pro – the industry gold standard

The GentleMax Pro is a single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments. The dual wavelength laser platform combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser. Impressed? We are. Basically, what it means is a wavelength of high energy light emitted by the laser is converted to heat energy and this damages the specific target area – in this case, hair. It can treat the whole body, from sensitive areas on the face such as upper lip and chin, to shoulders, back, stomach, underarm and of course bikini lines and legs. 

What can I expect from laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal needs multiple sessions (3 to 6 sessions or more) for permanent hair removal. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated, skin colour, coarseness of hair, underlying conditions such as polycystic ovaries and sex.

It’s generally recommended waiting from three to eight weeks between laser sessions for hair removal. Depending on the area, the skin will remain completely clean and smooth for around 6 to 8 weeks after treatment; it is time for the next session when fine hairs start to grow again.

Glenrose Beauty is offering 50% off laser hair removal when you buy six or more sessions. Start your hair free journey today.