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THE SKINCARE OBSESSIVE: Q&A: VENUS LEGACY TREATMENT.

A few weeks or so ago I went into Miss Fox in Melbourne’s CBD and had the opportunity to try the Venus Legacy Treatment. Below is a Q&A with Erin from Miss Fox on the treatment.

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Can you give my readers a quick overview of the Venus Legacy treatment? 

Venus Legacy is the gold standard for non-surgical body and skin enhancement. It feels like a hot stone massage making it a comfortable treatment for our clients. Venus Legacy uses Varipulse Technology which massages the skin allowing us to work on the deeper layers. While the Varipulse is massaging radio frequency fields work to target the fibroblasts which will produce more collagen and elastin resulting in firmer, plumper skin. It also works on the fat cells helping to shrink them and remove toxins from fatty areas and encouraging blood flow to the area and a slimmer physique.

What parts of the face and body can the treatment work on? 

Venus Legacy can work on all areas of the face and body. We can contour waist lines, reduce cellulite on all areas of the body, lift the face and help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The only area we cannot work over is the thyroid gland. 

Should you change anything in your daily routine prior to your treatment? 

I always suggest my clients to stay hydrated and eat as clean as possible leading up to their treatments. Also giving your body or face an exfoliation the day before treatment will help as we wonʼt be working over layers of dead skin cells. 

Who would best suit the treatment? 

The treatment is best suited to anyone with concerns about cellulite, fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. We always do a thorough consultation to ensure the treatment is safe for our clients and they donʼt have any contraindications. 

Is there any down time?

No down time at all. Erythema (redness) may last up to 12 hours and some clients experience bruising. This normally goes away within a few days. 

How long until I see results? 

Results typically can be noticed after one or two treatments. We take photos and measurements on our clients first session so we have something to look back on and compare results. 

How many treatments to maintain results? 

Venus legacy has documented its results to last a minimum of 18 months but will continue to last ongoing if one session per quarter is maintained after the series. It is also important to continue with regular exercise and eating a clean diet with daily dry body brushing incorporated into your routine. 

Should I do anything particular after the treatment? 

After the treatment hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Going for a walk (if you are working on  your body) or doing some yoga to further detoxify the body is recommended here at MISS FOX

Think of this treatment like a spot treatment for your area of concern. After the treatment moving your body will help burn fat from that area. 

How often should you have treatments and how far apart? 

Once a week for 8 sessions for the body and 10 sessions for the face. 

- Erin Holmes, Venus Legacy Specialist, Beauty Therapist MISS FOX Melbourne.

For more information on Miss Fox and the Venus Legacy Treatment Click Here.
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Thank you to Erin from Miss Fox for taking the time out to answer the interview questions.

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SKIN SOLUTIONS: WOMEN'S HEALTH & FITNESS

Skin Analysis Melbourne
SKIN ANALYSIS MELBOURNE

Like beauty X-ray vision, skin analysis is one of the industry’s most popular procedures. Gone are the days of naked eye assessment; trained therapists can now use nifty modern tools to take a look at what lies beneath your skin’s surface – from pigmentation issues and fungal infections to pre-teen sun damage. But to what effect? WH&F journalist Angelique Tagaroulias and editor Katelyn Swallow investigate.

To be honest, I spent a large portion of my youth out in the sun – from family days at the beach as a child battling the waves to my later years sun-tanning by the pool, lathered up in coconut oil (eek). To top it off, my skincare routine as an adult consists of splashing water on my face and the occasional cleanse on days that I do care enough to wear make-up.

Despite my lack of skin love, I’ve had minimal issues with my complexion over the years (or so I thought). So when WH&F editor Katelyn and I decided to get a skin analysis at the renowned MISS FOX day spa in inner city Melbourne, I wasn’t sure what I’d get out of it. Katelyn, on the other hand – with her many years’ suffering redness and the occasional spots of acne – could barely contain her excitement. 

THE ROAD TEST

The waiting room of the MISS FOX day spa, clinic and beauty salon appears more like a Vogue spread than a place to fill out your medical form. With the front entrance located down a hip Melbourne laneway and the steps to the spa sprinkled with rose petals, we were given herbal tea to sip as we scribbled, perched on beautiful red couches and surrounded by Marilyn Monroe paintings. It was luxe meets comfort, and we were instantly at ease.

The initial 10 minutes of my consult was spent informing the therapist of my skin concerns, its general condition and my daily skincare routine (gulp). Once the history was taken, I was escorted
to a darkened room with a daybed for the formal skin analysis and medifacial (which was absolute bliss).

A skin analysis is essentially a time machine for your face, showing damage or underlying issues invisible to the naked eye and that may have occurred as early as childhood. This info is used by a qualified skin therapist, who takes into account your skin’s current condition, skincare routine, skin type, genetics and medical history, to recommend a skin treatment.

“Some form of spectral imaging or photography is used to assess what is happening below the skin surface that’s not visible to the naked eye,” says director of MISS FOX Melbourne Day Spa, Salon & Clinic Victoria Fox (missfox.com.au).

“For example, a hand-held wood lamp that utilises black UVA light is held over an area of skin in a darkened room. The presence of certain bacteria or changes in the pigmentation of your skin will cause affected areas of your skin to change colour under the light, showing skin irregularities such as pigmentation, oil and hydration levels, and can detect bacterial or fungal
skin infections.”

Despite not having any obvious skin concerns aside from an oily T-zone and dehydration post-holiday (sun exposure and holiday food were to blame), the wood-lamp light showed white patches and spots across my brow and cheeks – pigmentation issues that had developed from my years out in the sun; I was surprised (and horrified) to find that my lifestyle had showed up years later – and on my face.

I was given a skincare plan, including products (both natural mineral make- ups and clinical strength synthetic versions) to use at different times throughout the day to help with my combination skin. 

THE BENEFITS

HOW: Using specialised equipment and skin grading systems, a therapist can analyse your skin’s condition and recommend the appropriate treatments and products for healthy skin.

WHY: With so many items and treatments available in today’s
market, choosing the right skincare products and treatments can be
difficult and overwhelming for the average consumer. Skincare sold at a department store or chemist is rated differently to clinic-only products, containing milder forms of ingredients and lower active percentages for consumer safety, whereas products designed to make physiological changes to the deeper layers of skin must be professionally prescribed.

RESULTS: By consulting a skin professional, you can receive advice that cuts through the hype and is tailored for your skin, its needs and your personal skin goal. You’ll also have access to products with more active ingredients, and will see more effective outcomes.

THE VERDICT

Following our road test, Katelyn and I agreed that anyone can benefit from a skin analysis – whether you have normal skin and a clear complexion, suffer from acne, or simply want to soak up the excess oil on your snoz.

If you do have a more serious condition such as rosacea, psoriasis, redness, eczema, asthma or liver problems, it’s advisable to seek further assessment from a health professional, says Fox.

“Chronic health conditions and internal imbalances all impact the health and appearance
of the skin, so many skin treatment programs will incorporate internal supplementation and recommend work to address the emotional and mental health of a patient as well, which may require a referral to other professionals,” says Fox.

“In our experience, an initial skin analysis will serve you for approximately three months. As yourskin improves and changes as a result of prescribed treatments and homecare, a follow-up session will show if your routine is still relevant or needs to
be modified.”

The cost of an initial skin analysis at MISS FOX is $150 to $300 and your homecare routine will see you investing in anything from $200 to $800. On average, you’re looking at paying about $150 per month for a clinical skin treatment.

Although I went into the consult thinking it wasn’t worth my time or money, our skin is our largest organ, so the investment in taking good care of it seems well worth it. Even if you don’t have any significant skin issues – like myself – talking to a professional and seeing the damage I had done helped scare me into taking better care of one of my greatest assets. Plus, the procedure is safe provided you are in the hands of a skilled professional. 

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THE BODY'S BUSINESS CARD

Yes, men should regularly get manicures' says @executivestyleau who interviewed our in-house grooming guru Miss Daniela Ghinami on men's nail and beauty care. "Getting a manicure is not something you should feel you can't talk to your friends about," said Miss Ghinami. "It's like showering or shaving. It's not frivolous or vain; it's actually something you do to feel and look good"...

 "You're not putting on fancy colours or wearing nail polish - it's also about general maintenance. Having soft hands, not rough, when your touching your partner is a preference for most people. Guys get calluses and rough skin – I don't don't want it to feel like a scrub when you caress my face"...

So why not join the ranks of men enjoying the confidence and swagger that comes from owning two hands of immaculate nails? You never know, it could mean the difference between securing that lucrative new partnership or simply nailing that first impression on your next date. That pun was definitely intended.

Read the full article here

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ESSENTIAL SKINCARE TIPS FOR TRAVELLING

We all look forward to our holidays, but long-haul flights, sleep deprivation, sun and saltwater can play havoc with our skin. You want to travel light, but at the same time your skin needs maximum protection from your holiday activities. So the question remains, which skin essentials should make their way into your toiletry bag? So you can look fresh faced in all those selfies, Australia’s top skincare and beauty experts offer their essential skincare tips, as well as the best products to use on your travels.

MISS FOX Melbourne

An award-winning day spa, MISS FOX offers a peaceful space for the ultimate in relaxation and pampering in the heart of Melbourne. The spa offers a variety of soothing and rejuvenating treatments including body scrubs and massages with organic essential oils.

Skin care travel tips: Travelling can dehydrate your body and impair your circulation, which can lead to swollen hands and feet and dry skin. The beauty experts at MISS FOX recommend starting your beauty routine from the inside out by drinking plenty of water during your flight. It’s also important to hydrate your skin from the outside, with a face mask, serum or nourishing moisturiser.

Must-have travel products: Plan ahead, says MISS FOX. They recommend starting your journey to healthy skin before you take off with CosMedix Rescue+ Intense Hydrating Balm & Mask, then boosting hydration mid-flight with Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray.

When you arrive at your destination, help protect your skin with a moisturising sunscreen like CosMedix Hydrate+.


Travelling need not be a disaster for your skin. Pack your toiletry bag with great multi-functional products, protect yourself from the sun and do everything you can to stay hydrated.

Wherever you’re travelling this year, face the world with confidence thanks to these top beauty tips from some of Australia’s leading beauty experts. You’re sure to be selfie-ready in no time!