Tuesday, 1 November 2016

To Inject or not to Inject

To Inject or not to Inject
Alot of people are thinking about having Cosmetic Injections but are not necessarily talking about it with their friends for fear of being judged, mislead or misinformed. It is each individuals personal choice to have the treatment or not.
So here we are going to provide you with some information regarding Botox, then leave it up to you.
What is Botox?
Botutinum Toxin commonly known by the trade name Botox, is a protein produced by neurotoxic bacterium.
Botutinium Toxin blocks neuromuscular transmission, ie, paralyses and weakens muscles for a period of time.
There are many uses for Botox such as Cosmetic, Sweating, Chronic Migraines & Muscle Spasms.
Once a wrinkle forms, you can prevent it from deepening further with the use of Botox. The theory is that if muscles are unable to contract and perform the action, the muscle will become weak, therefore preventing the wrinkle from deepening.
Who can have Botox?
The short answer - ANYBODY!
(requiring that they have had a full and thorough consultation with the medical practioner injecting to ensure they are suitable to have treatment).
Traditionally Botox has been a popular treatment for people in their forties, fifties and sixties, treating deep and fine lines to help turn back the hands of time. But recent records show that more and more younger people in their late twenties and thirties are now having treatment. Younger generations are deciding to go ahead and have a small dosage of treatment as an anti-aging preventative measure. The optimal goal for patients undergoing Botox, is to not have that "Stunned Mullet" look, but more a softer and natural looking appearance.
How Long Does it Last?
The time varies in each individual how long it lasts as your bodies metabolism breaks it down. Generally speaking it is around 3-6 months. The more frequently you have it done, the weaker the muscle becomes and therefore your frequency or dosage can become less.
Cosmetic Injections should only be injected by a Medical Professional who has specialised training.
At Bella Spazio, we are proud to have Dr Nair visit us to provide this service.
Dr Nair has over 25 years experience in the Cosmetic Injections Industry. She provides a fully professional and discreet service and is a popular doctor, trusted by many.
Dr Nair will next be visiting Bella Spazio on Saturday 26th November.
For a complimentary consultation or further information, please contact us on (02)6360 1121
The only question left for you is "Should I or shouldn't I have Botox?"


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Bella Spazio Top 10 in National PBS Awards

Orange boutique salon, Bella Spazio, has been honoured as a top ten finalist in the Australian Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS) Awards.
Bella Spazio Salon Owner, Lisa Fowler, said the salon competed with 1,600 other businesses to come away with a finalist placing at the awards night held in Darling Harbour.

"The awards were about rewarding innovative, creative marketing executed to a high standard," Lisa explained. "We were well placed as the longest standing stockist in the competition and a team dedicated to proactive marketing excellence.

"We are coming up to our 10-year anniversary in business next month. Receiving this honour on the eve of such a significant milestone pays testament to our achievement in positioning Bella Spazio as ‘the destination’ for skin and beauty solutions.

"The salon and spa industry can be a difficult market. We have come a long way from the original nail salon transitioning into a professional skincare focused spa providing the best advanced beauty therapies and cosmetic treatments.

"Our main focus today is offering long-term skin planning solutions. As a business, we realise that just being good at what you do does not always translate into success. It’s a new world out there when it comes to marketing your products and services."

In order for Lisa to take the business to the next level, it was essential that she surrounded herself with people who complimented what she was trying to achieve.

"In 2015, we engaged the assistance of a marketing agency to streamline our marketing strategy, online presence and overall brand," Lisa said. "Essential to the core of this project was identifying our unique selling proposition - what differentiated us from our competition.

"As part of that process we conducted an internal review, staff workshops and client research in order to build on our strengths and develop who we were as a business.

"We are focused on fostering strong relationships – with our clients, suppliers and our staff. We know our clients by name, and view them more as part of the Bella Spazio family than a client.

"We also take a proactive approach to both our business and our clients, actively seeking out new ways to find, assist and inform clients and grow the business.

"Our staff truly are the key ingredient to our success. We have loyal, dedicated and talented staff who treat the business as their own.

"Our social media following has significantly increased based on our consistency, and we are now aware of the content that our clients and social media followers love to see based on insights, analytics and feedback.

"By ensuring we are promoting both educational and sales focused content, we have been able to maintain a strong following and achieve a high level of engagement and digital reach."

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

IPL - Not just for Permanent Hair Reduction.

IPL- Not just for Permanent Hair Reduction
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for Permanent Hair Reduction is definately on the move, & well & truly taking over traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing & shaving, with amazing results.
Although IPL treatments are able to provide outstanding results for Permanent Hair reduction, did you know that IPL can also treat a wide variety of skin concerns as well?
IPL Photo Rejuvenation is on of the most modern light- based skin therapies. It can be utilised to treat and correct particular skin concerns such as vascular lesions, pigmentation and acne. Ageing skin can also be treated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by targeting collagen & elastin within the skin. It can also be used to treat Rosacea.
You might of heard alot of buzz  in the media about "photo facials?"
Photo Facials or Photo rejuvenation have become so popular as it is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, with little recovery time or side effects due to the low level of invasiveness.
There are so many benefits to having IPL Photo Rejuvenation. There is little to no recovery time, it works amazingly to treat your skin concerns, as well as the added benefit to combat the effects of ageing. IPL is an acknowledged, long lasting solution and offers results of clear, healthy and beautiful complexion.
Overall IPL Photo Rejuvenation is safe, easy and highly effective with relatively affordable cost per treatment. It;s conveinance and overall success is why it is becoming one of our most requested treatments.
To find out more about IPL you can head to our website at http://www.bellaspazio.com.au/ipl.html or to book a free consultation to discuss your skin concerns, please phone us on (02)6360 1121

Friday, 1 July 2016


Are you concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, acne, congestion, blackheads, pigmentation, scarring and dull tired skin? Then we have just the answer for you.
Microdermabrasion ia a non-surgical, non-invasive, safe procedure that performs two actions. The first action performed is by blowing fine micro crystals onto the skin. These crystals perfom a deep exfoliation & polishes the skin. By removing all the dead skin cells & unclogging the skin, we are stimulating your collagen & elastin proteins to stimulate a quicker renewal of cell growth.
The second action that is performed is vacuum suction on the skin. The vacuum suction will increase the microcirculation within the skin. This will deliver fresh oxygen & blood to all the new skin cells that have been generated by the exfolaition process.
The two actions performed together during a microdermabrasion treatment work together to promote a "Clear & Bright' Complexion, due to the regeneration of the epidermal cell structure.
There are many different skin concerns that we can target utulising microdermabraision, so if you have any concerns with your skin, call Bella Spazio on (02)6360 1121, and we can discuss what Microdermabrasion can do for you.
You can find alternative Corrective Skin Treatments on our website at http://www.bellaspazio.com.au/treatments.html


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Winter Skin

Winter Skin
It's that time of year again when the temperature drops and cold winds, central heating and low humidity can dry skin out, leaving it vulnerable to itchiness and flaking. It can also aggravate conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Dry skin typically experiences a breakdown of the skin barrier functions due to inflammation, as well as a build-up of dead skin cells. The number one solution is to keep skin well hydrated.
Internal hydration
Eat plenty of essential fatty acids (EFAs), particularly omega-3 (found in avocado and oily fish) and omega-6 (found in nuts, wholegrains and flaxseed oil), which keep skin hydrated and clarified from within.
Topical relief
Check your skincare regimen!
You will need to be using a gentle cleanser that won't strip the skin, followed by a quality moisturiser that will dose skin with lipids and reinforce its protective barrier.
It is vital to exfoliate weekly to slough away the build-up of dead skin cells and by doing so you will allow your products to penetrate deeper.
When skin is cold it doesn't function as well, so the natural shedding process slows down. Products can become less effective, as the barrier of dead cells prevents absorption.
It is imperative to be using a cosmeceutical range at this time as it will penetrate down deep within the epidermis to really combat dryness and dehydration as opposed to an over the counter product that will only work on the superficial layers of the skin.
The best range for you to be using at this time of year is the Image Skincare Vital C range.
This range is specifically designed for environmentally damaged, dry/dehydrated, sensitive/rosacea-prone skin types. A rich blend of natural botanicals and anti-oxidants soothes and protects the skin.

Book a free consulation with on of our friendly & experienced Skin Therapists to discuss your winter skincare needs. Phone:6360 1121

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

What is the difference between IPL & Laser Treatments?

What is the difference between IPL & Laser Treatments?
If you have been looking at treatment options for permanent hair reduction, then you may have come across both IPL & Laser hair removal, & you may be wondering what the difference is?
The treatments involve producing light energy which is then absorbed into the dark pigment of the hair to ultimately cause damage to the hair follicle. The goal is to destroy the hair root & also reduce hair growth.
Light is absorbed best & attracted to dark objects. We have all heard about wearing dark clothes in Summer & being much hotter as opposed to wearing white, the reason is because it's true. In a similar way light energy is absorbed much better by dark pigment in the hair follicle.
IPL & Laser hair removal are essentially two very different technologies. Both technologies use small devices that ultimately generate heat but in very different ways.
Laser hair removal uses a direct beam of light to target the hair follicle & destroy the bulb. This beam of light is a direct, concentrated heat that travels deep within the skin. Laser treatments are only able to treat hair reduction & pigmentation.
IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. IPL uses a broad spectrum of colour. It is a light scattering heat & the heat is evenly dispersed at a safe level within the skin.
Unlike Laser treatments, IPL is used for many different treatments, they include semi-permanent hair reduction, pigmentation therapy, skin rejuvenation, vascular therapy & acne therapy.
If you would like to know more about any of these treatments or to book your complimentary consultation with one of our qualified Therapists, please feel free to phone us on (02)6360 1121

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

What is IPL?

What is IPL?
There is no doubt that permanent hair reduction has over taken temporary hair removal methods. The days of waxing & shaving are limited!
Although the cost of treatment is higher than the traditional methods of temporary hair removal, people are quickly working out that permanent hair reduction is by far the cheaper option in the long term, not to mention much more conveinant. So the main question I get asked is "What is IPL & how does it work."
Intense pulse light, commonly abbreviated as IPL, is a non invasive medical technology that uses light therapy for permanent hair reduction, eliminating age spots, sun spots, freckles & unslightly discolourations of the skin, superficial capillaries & other benign vascular lesions. It is also very effective for a high percentage of people with rosacea & acne.

IPL works by using light energy to target cells with colour in the skin. the light converts to heat, which damages the target cells whilst leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.

Am I suitable for IPL?
Most people are able to be treated with IPL, however if you have a health concern, we recommend to consult your doctor.

Does it hurt?
You may feel a slight pinch, but no local anaesthesia or pain medication is required.
With hair removal, the level of pain reduces with each treatment as there is less hair to treat.

Are there any side effects?
You may experience some short term effects, such as slight reddening of the skin or local swelling which goes away within a few hours.

Is there any down time?
You can resume all normal activites, but all treated areas need to be protected from the sun for 6 weeks after treatment.

To find out more information regarding IPL or to book your FREE consulation, call us today on (02)63601121.