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HEALTH + BEAUTY cosmetic procedures
Is this the new Botox? Discover the latest
anti-ageing technique that gives good face
ustralia has a new option for those seeking
a non-surgical facelift, thanks to Claremont
doctor Serene Lim. Called Dr Serene’s
Face Treat, it stimulates the production of
collagen to increase skin elasticity and create
a more youthful look. Dr Serene has been working on this
technique in Western Australia over the past six months and is
one of only a few doctors worldwide to explore the method.
It combines medical Dermarolling and infusing the skin
with anti-oxidants, collagen and hyaluronic acid, a natural
component of skin that absorbs and binds moisture. This
topical ‘cocktail’ for eternal youth can also include concentrated
growth factors (CGF) taken from the patient’s own blood.
Dr Serene is no stranger to innovation and has long had
an interest in alternative therapies. She beg an her medical
career as a doctor in Perth’s public hospitals before moving
towards a more holistic East-meets-West approach. In 1995,
she created a series of meditation tapes, which were sold
at pharmacies and played on the Qantas in-flight relaxation
channel. She went on to write and present an award-winning
series for SBS TV called The Natur e of Healing, which aired in
25 countries, published a book on relationships and became a
regular on talkback radio and the lecture circuit.
For 10 years, however, she’s chosen to keep out of the
spotlight, focusing on attending regular 10-day meditation
retreats and working as a GP. In the past year or two, she’s
moved into the field of cosmetic medicine, because, she says,
she enjoys being creative – plus, she’d started to g et wrinkles
herself and wanted to stay looking youthful.
The innovative medico is investigating what could be
considered more natural ways to rejuvenate the face. “I prefer
to increase the skin’s elasticity, so... expressions can be made,
but few wrinkles remain when the face is at rest,” she says.
words Beth Muhling photography Jody D’Arcy
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