WINTER IN MELBOURNE! Getting your groove back yet?
July Update: We remain very short staffed in the admin area so please send an email if you have any trouble getting through or are the kind of Office Manager we are desperately in need of right now! HIRING NOW!
Excited to hear that Profhilo is about to be launched in Australia! Some of our patients have already received this treatment overseas and judging by the comments have been very happy with the outcomes. Ask Dr Teska for the details when you’re next in. We can’t wait!
It was a bumpy start to the year, thanks to the arrival of Omicron, but we’re now well versed in the new “normality”. Most Covid screening measures have now been removed (for patients anyway) and we’re now trying to focus on doing what we can, rather than what we can’t. If you’re eligible but unvaccinated against Covid19, we are now also offering dedicated Wed afternoon sessions. Vaccinated but immunocompromised patients should continue to attend at other time sessions to minimise exposure risk.
Winter is now here..and that means laser resurfacing, chemical peel and vein treatment season! We are also now offering microneedling! Acne and pigmentation are other common problems to treat in winter. Please reach out and let us know what’s bothering you. We love to fix problems! Some of you are travelling to warmer climates at this time of year, so we’ve restocked with all of our favourite injectables and are having fun injecting a bit of glamour and self-confidence back..we all need that these days!
The Sculptra guidelines changed recently and we have some serious concerns about the lack of independent clinical safety studies to support the changes. So after waiting 9months for Galderma to provide such studies, we’ve now asked the TGA to take a look at the changes…especially those that suggest using the product immediately after reconstitution instead of waiting at least overnight. (Which is what all experienced users of Sculptra have done for the last 10yrs.) Judging by the significantly increased risk of nodules in the small (and I mean tiny..only 26 patients enrolled..and only for 3months follow up!) Brazilian study supplied on request only, it does appear that some of the changes are designed to commercially benefit the manufacturer rather than enhance patient safety. I guess this is what happens when the medical aesthetics department of big pharma seems to be run by marketing specialists, not scientists. Be careful out there in the aesthetics ‘wild west’. Stay tuned.
Still working remotely and struggling with the Zoom Gloom effect on your skin? We get it, and we have several tips and tricks to help you look your best on and off camera! Need professional assistance? Let us know!
RAT testing (a very imperfect science)for patients is no longer required at Skin Temple, although staff are required to be tested intermittently each week.
The 2022 flu vaccines have now arrived and we encourage everyone to book in for a flu vaccination appointment. Now that the international borders have reopened, we are seeing a very rapid increase in flu variants circulating the globe once more..and that doesn’t mix well with Covid-19 variants, even Omicron.
All government vaccines are supplied free of charge, including catch up vaccines for teens who may have missed Gardasil due to home schooling.
For our regular acne patients, access to LED services continues and review consultations can now take place via teleconferencing or preferably still in clinic face to face. Skincare products can be ordered via email or phone, although prescription products still require a medical review every 3months.
Dr Teska is also an approved Medicare provider of Mental Health Care Plans, and can provide teleconsultations for anyone in need during this crisis. Our area of special interest extends to Adolescent Mental Health and we would love to offer support to any youth going through difficulties at this time.
Our hours of operation have changed for the rest of the calendar year. Please phone ahead if unsure. We are always closed on Mondays!
We are open Tuesday to Thursday, and Friday/Saturday appointments are now available on the 1st and 3rd Fri/Sat of each month.
Skin Temple continues to provide a comprehensive medical service, with 7 different lasers, LED, Ultherapy and a complete range of injectables, including leg vein sclerotherapy.
On the other hand, our hammam has never looked more inviting, or been cleaner, and we have devised some affordable packages that we’re sure will be appreciated by those looking for a little escapism this year. Perfect for luxury self isolation! Please take a look at our social media posts and remember to follow our pages for instant updates.
Just a reminder too, that Skin Temple does not offer any decanted or diluted filler. 100% Pure, unadulterated filler may be more expensive but certainly lasts longer than 3months and is far less likely to migrate!
2022 Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles & Gardasil Vaccines available from early 2022
- Protect yourself, your family, your community
- Vaccines available in clinic or via home visits
- Extensive range of vaccines for all age groups. Bookings essential. Phone 03 9867 2992.
Opening hours- adjusted during Covid-19
Our trading hours are:
Tuesday to Thursday
9:30am – 5pm
(all clinic appointments to be made by phone)
Friday- 1st & 3rd of each month, 9:30am-5pm
Saturday-1st & 3rd Sat of each month, 9:30am-1pm
Sunday to Monday
Phone: (03) 9867 2992
All teleconsultation requests: firstname.lastname@example.org