Spring 2011


It’s been an incredibly business year at Skin Temple:

We hosted our 1st Birthday Party in August, and then were nominated and won an Award from the Australasian Spa Association in October!!!

Best MediSpa 2011

So thrilled to receive this after only 12months in our new location/structure.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have helped us along the way..especially our loyal customers, and terrific staff!!  It looks like the year ahead will be even busier!!

1st Birthday Party

Birthday PartyOur 1st birthday party was held on Saturday August 27th and was a relaxed and fun way to celebrate our milestone, and reflect on the changes to the business.  Twelve months on and Skin Temple has attracted significant attention in various newspaper and magazine articles, culminating in the Award for Best MediSpa 2011.

We are ever mindful of the support received from our many loyal clients, and have introduced a membership program to reward our most regular customers.



One of the most significant arrivals in years, PixL microcannulas (think of them as a blunt needle- much gentler on fragile skin) has revolutionized the use of dermal fillers. Complimented by SoftFil microcannulas, the risk of bruising is now significantly lower than before, especially in areas in or around the mouth and/or eyes.  We have just filmed a microcannula of the lips and will be uploading this onto YouTube for viewing on our website later this year.



Our philosophy in retail skincare products has always been about providing great value for money. We continue to stock skincare ranges for all budgets including Avene and ASAP, and have added two high-end ranges – Phytomer (marine based from France) and Jane Iredale (camouflage makeup from the USA).  The latest addition is a new range of mineral sunscreen and seasonal makeup from Becca (Australia)-arriving in January 2012.



The best offer of 2011 so far is undoubtedly the latest package from QMed. Comprised of two 2ml syringes of RestylaneSubQ  (great for instant cheek lifting) and  1ml syringe of Restylane (excellent for perioral use) this package is valued at $3500 and comes complete with the full set of the Restylane Skincare products- all for only $2000*  for a limited time *while stocks last


FRACTIONATED CO2 RESURFACING for advanced sun damage:

The Ultrapulse Deep FX involves some downtime and preparation, however, thanks to the flexibility of its settings the recovery duration can be customised to suit your lifestyle and other commitments. Skin Temple continues to provide a comprehensive range of laser services including skin rejuvenation, capillary removal, pigment removal, tattoo removal and hair removal. The latter for ALL skin types!!


We’ve had some terrific feedback and magazine reviews for our Turkish-Style steam room (hammam) and La Sultane de Saba oriental spa products. The plant based, all natural and paraben free range has many fans already and some items have now sold out completely.

We hope to receive a new shipment of product (including the ever popular Ayurvedic fragrance and massage candles from Tahiti and Bali as well as a number of new products never sold in Australia before) early in the New Year.

Meantime, hammam lovers should take note that our new Hammam Package (buy 6, get 6 free) will enable you to enjoy your indulgence on a monthly basis for optimal results.  A unique experience of utter bliss awaits those who haven’t tried the hammam yet!

Those with a history of atopic eczema should keep in mind that we have a number of gentler, soap free options for skintypes that can’t tolerate dryness.  Ask Angelique or our new Spa Manager Melody for further details.


Our Senior Beauty Therapist, Angelique Verlaque is now completing her 3nd year of Dermal Therapy at Victoria University and continues to impress all with her attention to detail and friendly personality. Angelique is now well-versed in Shellac application (and removal) and has converted many clients from gel and acrylic nails to Shellac.

A number of new Shellac colours arrived in early September so please remember that all of them can be layered for a completely different end colour.  Unlike regular polish, Shellac is ‘’çured’’ under a UV light, so there is no risk of smudging!  Which is a major bonus if you want to wear shoes straight after a pedicure!

Just had your frown Botoxed (or Dysported!) for the first time? Remember to have Angelique review your eyebrow shape as those who pluck or wax their eyebrows may require some adjustments post frown treatment.  We also have some fab new Brow Kits available for those with patchy areas!



Sculptra (previously known as New Fill) arrived in Australia in 2001. It was developed in Europe in the late 90’s and used initially as an alternative to collagen injections.

Today its use is largely for those wanting a more gradual and natural looking result (taking up to 12 months to reach full effect). Sculptra is extremely popular with older clients with thinner skin who are looking for a discrete and gradual plumping-up effect.

The main drawback in recent years has been the risk of bruising (and therefore prolonged downtime), however now, thanks to microcannulas, it can be safely injected into the subcutaneous layers with very little, if any, bruising. Massaging the skin post treatment remains extremely important, and the product (which comes as a powder) must be reconstituted well ahead of use. More information, including brochures, on this procedure and others are available at Skin Temple.



We are currently actively seeking a qualified Remedial Masseur, Podiatrist and Laser therapist. These services will enable us to offer an expanded range of treatments, especially for after hours laser hair removal (medically supervised of course!)

If you know of anyone suitable please pass on our details and ask them to contact reception.


Like any service orientated business, we are concerned by the continued number of bookings that are cancelled or rescheduled at very little notice (if any) and the impact this has on the Spa in particular.  For this reason, we have now introduced a policy of 50% deposit for any Spa or Salon booking of greater than 15mins duration.  Please note that this policy is separate from the usual credit card policy in place for medical bookings with Dr Teska.

All spa bookings that have paid a deposit will lose that amount in the event of a no-show or cancellation with less than 24hrs notice.

All spa bookings that have paid a deposit will have the option of selecting a refund or credit to account for a cancelled booking of more than 24hrs notice.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and relaxing Summer, wherever you spend it, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Christmas Opening Hours

Last day for Dr Teska- Thurs December 22nd

Last day for spa/salon/retail purchases- Fri December 23rd

Reopening Wed January 11th (spa and salon) 2012

Dr Teska is back on Mon January 16th 2012

The Skin Temple Team