Q: What makes Nirvana Beauty different from other clinics?
A: As we all know the beauty industry is everchanging and being able to keep up with market demands is key to success in this business. Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics is a leading name in the beauty industry, and we are always keeping track of the latest trends, treatments, high quality skin care products, and state-of-the-art equipment. We are trend setters in this field, we are results driven and even when other businesses slow, Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics continues to grow and evolve to suit client’s needs.
Unlike some of the other laser clinics which tend to focus only on the individual treatments, at Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics our focus is on the entire client experience. What this means is that from the moment the client walks in we make them feel special, valued and that they matter. By the time their treatment is complete they feel rejuvenated, refreshed and amazing inside and out. This is what sets us apart from other clinics and this is what keeps clients coming back. Clients know that we care because it shows through our interactions with them. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your client elated by the treatment you have provided them. It is a true joy to be a part of that and it is the reason we love what we do.
Q: What services does Nirvana Beauty provide?
A: Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics are experts in advanced skin treatments, laser and nonsurgical anti-ageing treatments. We offer the most advanced technology with safe, results driven beauty treatments such as skin needling, Mesotherapy, peels, non-surgical body contouring and tightening, face-lifting without surgery, anti-ageing treatments, cosmetic injections, LED light therapy, Dermapen, photo rejuvenation, collagen infusion, Pigmentation treatments, microdermabrasion as well as tattoo removal and blonde hair removal.
Our hair removal treatments are safe, and we use only the latest technologies. Our Candela machines are medical grade, which allows for the removal of all hair types ranging from light to dark. Our leading laser hair removal methods also include the patented Adena laser machine from France, are made for blonde hair removal.
Q: What are the benefits of having a Nirvana Beauty membership?
A: Unlike sales and promotions which are targeted towards specific treatments only, during a specified time period or at particular times of the year, the membership gives you the benefit of redeeming $1000 worth of any services for $499. This means that you can have any treatment you want at any time at a 50% cost saving. You also get exclusive invitations to Nirvana’s VIP nights at which we offer even further discounts for members only. Ask one of our friendly therapists if you wish to know more about the membership and how it can help save you money.
Q: Where are you located?
We currently have 5 clinics in Sydney at the following locations:
- East Sydney
- Macarthur Square
Laser Hair Removal
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: Candela Laser hair removal technology works by focusing a concentrated light beam that generates heat and travels down the hair shaft and into the hair follicle. This light is absorbed by the melanin in your hair and inhibits the ability for the hair to grow back without causing damage to the skin’s surface, leaving your skin silky and smooth. Our lasers use a wide beam which allows the removal of multiple hair follicles at the same time and all of our lasers feature a unique dynamic cooling device that helps to calm, soothe and protect the skin.
Everyone’s hair and skin type varies and for this reason our highly-qualified laser technicians will tailor a laser hair removal treatment plan to meet your unique hair removal needs.
Q: What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
A: Unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair removal will keep you hair free and silky smooth all year round! It is a safe, non-invasive and pain-free procedure and is suitable for both men and women alike. Our staff are certified and experienced and the medical grade laser technology can be used for both light and dark skin tones. Laser hair removal is cost effective, efficient and requires no downtime. With 85 to 99% permanent hair reduction in as little as 6 to 10 treatments it is no wonder it is so popular and favoured over all other forms of hair removal treatments.
Q: How long does the treatment take and how many sessions will I need?
A: Depending on which area of the body you are having treated the time will vary. For small areas such as the bikini area and underarms typically takes 5 minutes, whereas full legs can take anywhere between 45 minutes to one hour. Only the hair that is in the Anagen phase (the growing phase of a hair follicle) can be targeted and since everyone’s hair growth cycle is different multiple sessions are required to achieve desired results. Generally 8 to 10 treatments will significantly reduce hair re-growth.
Q: How long should I wait between treatments?
A: Again, each and every one of us has a unique hair re-growth pattern and depending on which area of the body you are having treated will determine how long you must wait between treatments. For example areas such as the upper lip should be done every 2 weeks initially and areas on the body such as the bikini, underarms or legs are usually done every 4 to 6 weeks. Our experienced therapists will go through all of your questions and explain the process and procedure in detail during your initial complimentary consultation.
Q: How do I prepare for a treatment?
A: It is important to avoid excess exposure to sunlight before your treatment. You should also let your therapist know if you have experienced resent sun burn or tan (real or fake), or if you are taking any medication before your treatment. Please make sure you shave the area you are having treated prior to your appointment so that the treatment is as effective as possible. Shaving is not included as part of the treatment and we do not provide shaving equipment in the clinics.
Q: Should I receive any laser hair removal if I am pregnant or taking medication?
A: If you are pregnant or taking medication you must have written clearance from your obstetrician or GP prior to any laser hair removal treatment.
Q: What should I do after a laser hair removal treatment?
A: After your treatment it is important to avoid hot showers, spas, or saunas for 24 hours. It is also important to avoid excess sun exposure for 2-4 weeks after your treatment. If you exercise regularly it is a good idea to refrain from strenuous or high-intensity work-outs for the first 24 hours to avoid excessive body heat and sweating. Laser Rescue is necessary for post-treatment care to reduce heat and inflammation on the treated area. In addition to the Laser Rescue, AHA Scrub is needed to exfoliate ingrown hairs and keep the skin smooth and silky. Your therapist will explain the after-care instructions in more detail during your initial consultation.
Q: Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
A: It is important to know that results vary from person to person. During your initial consultation your qualified therapist will assess your skin, hair and the area you want to have treated to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: At Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics we use the very best medical grade technology available to effectively remove your unwanted hair. The cost of Candela laser hair removal varies depending on the area and size that you want treated. As a general rule, the smaller the target area, the lower the cost of the individual sessions. We also offer Treatment Packages that have been designed to save you money on laser hair removal treatments. Book in for a complimentary consultation and ask our qualified staff for a quote tailored to your unique treatment needs.
Dermapen Skin Needling
Q: How does it work?
A: Skin-needling is an alternative option to fractional laser resurfacing that works by lightly puncturing the skin with tiny medical needles through a motorised roller head. This roller, with its numerous tiny needles, is moved across the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen formation and renewal. Our skin needling treatment will leave your skin feeling younger and smoother. This technique is perfect for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, skin pigmentation, and acne scarring. It is by far the most exciting treatment available on the market today.
At Nirvana, we use The Dermapen which is a revolutionary micro-needling device that aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin. The Dermapen is safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers. The Dermapen is a multi-speed device, with adjustable needle depth and designed to treat even hard-to-reach places. Dermapen3 systematically creates micro-punctures in the skin and the body responds in a natural way of repairing the physical damage to the skin by initiating the wound healing process. The result is an increased production of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime.
Q: What are the benefits of Dermapen treatment?
- Increases collagen production
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Restores skin’s firmness
- Lightens pigmentation
- Helps treat acne and blackheads
- Reduces scarring from acne and chicken pox
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Pore refinement
- Evens out skin tone
Q: Which areas can Dermapen treat?
A: Dermapen can be used to treat any part of the body. It is very effective in treating sensitive areas such as the face, neck, and chest. We recommend combining Dermapen with the Mesotherapy treatment for even better results.
Q: How often should I get it done and how many treatments would I need?
The number of recommended treatments depends on the skin condition. For facial rejuvenation we recommend 3 to 6 treatments at intervals of 8 weeks; for acne scarring we recommend 3 to 10 treatments at intervals of 8 weeks; and for stretch marks we recommend at least 10 treatments at intervals of 8 weeks.
Q: How long does each session last?
A: The duration of the session depends on the number of areas being treated. It generally takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each session.
Q: Is it painful?
A: There is very slight discomfort as Dermapen uses micro needles which makes the procedure virtually painless.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: You may develop mild swelling, bruising, and redness which would heal in two to three days. Scabs and crust might develop with more aggressive treatments and should resolved in one to two weeks. Combining Dermapen with Mesotherapy treatment will reduce side effects.
Q: When can I go in the sun again?
A: You should avoid direct exposure to the sun for about one or two weeks after your Dermapen treatment. It is recommended that you regularly use sunscreens and follow correct homecare instructions such as using the Radiance (Hyaluronic Acid) Serum.
Non-surgical face lift
Q: How does it work?
A: Radio Frequency produces thermal effects at various depths of the skin and tissues. The heat produced by radiofrequency increases blood flow which allows the fibroblasts, the most common cells in the skin, to assist the skin in rejuvenating itself and increasing collagen production. This thermal effect causes the skin to lift, tighten and contract. The improvements are due to growth of new collagen and straightening of elastin fiber in the skin. Radiofrequency used in this way also improves the superficial skin layer giving you a more fresh and youthful appearance.
Q: What are the benefits of non-surgical face lifting?
- Lifts and tightens the skin
- Improves skin tone and elasticity
- Promotes healthy skin and youthfulness
- Reduces fine lines
- Improves skin smoothness
- Stimulates collagen production
- No anaesthesia required
- No downtime and no side effects
- Quick lunch hour procedure
- Instant results
Q: Is the procedure safe?
A: This procedure has been medically proven to be effective, safe, non-invasive and natural. There are no side effects and there is no need for anaesthesia. Our equipment is TGA and FDA approved.
For a comprehensive list of the facial and skin treatments we offer please refer to Skin Treatments on our website
Q: How does it work?
A: Laser tattoo removal involves the use of light energies to selectively target and fragment tattoo ink situated within the dermis. Once the tattoo ink has been broken into tiny fragments the body’s natural cleaning system collects and discards the molecules.
Q: Will the tattoo completely disappear?
A: In most instances, yes. However, as there are over 100 different types of tattoo ink in use worldwide, the response to treatment can vary. Accordingly, it is sometimes impossible to completely remove all traces of ink. In such instances the tattoo, although very much faded, may still be faintly visible
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Generally, amateur tattoos require 6 to 10 treatments whilst most Professional Tattoos need anywhere between 10 to 20 treatments, sometimes more.
It is recommended that treatments be carried out 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to completely recover between sessions. You may leave more time between treatments should you wish, but treatment sessions should not be more frequent.
Non-surgical body shaping and tightening
Q: How does it work?
A: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU):
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) was first used in military applications before being extended to medicine for non-surgical prostate cancer destruction. After extensive research into its benefits HIFU is now used in the cosmetic industry to blast and destroy fat cells. HIFU works by making fat cells vibrate so much they start hitting against each other and eventually collapse. The fat released and cellular residues are then naturally processed by the body’s liver and lymphatic system and eliminated through the kidneys.
Radiofrequency is when electricity is used above a certain speed to generate warmth deep in the tissues, reaching up to 60 degrees celsius. Radiofrequency results in skin tightening and slimming by liquefying and melting fat as well as contracting collagen within the skin, and inducing new collagen formation. New collagen can take up to 6 months to form which is why your skin will continue to improve even months after your initial treatment, giving you a younger and more youthful appearance. Radiofrequency is one of the best treatments for face and body shaping and it is the only medically proven non-surgical alternative to face lifting and liposuction.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Most people find the treatment painless, and liken it to a warm deep tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Overall, it is a very comfortable treatment.
Q: Is it safe?
A: This technology has been studied extensively. Dr Fassi has worked tirelessly on perfecting non-invasive body-shaping treatments achieving astonishing results. Often described as a “magician” by his patients, Dr Fassi has been selected by Australian Women’s Weekly as the Australian Cellulite Expert and interviewed many times to provide specialist advice in treating it.
Unlike surgical liposuction, there are no risks and no downtime, which is why people love it so much.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Areas such as stomach, buttocks, thighs, flanks, and upper arms can be treated. Our experienced and highly-qualified therapists will assess your area of concern and will make recommendations as to what treatments would be of most benefit to achieve the desired result.
Q: How many treatments will I need and how long does it take?
A: Treatments are generally administered in a series of 4 to 6 sessions so that results are gradual and risks minimised. The length of treatment depends on which area of the body you are having done. Treatments can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 1 hour. Book now for a free consultation and our therapists can answer all your questions in detail and personalise a treatment plan to suit your specific needs.
Remember, sticking to a healthy diet is key to maintaining your results.
Q: What are the different options with Cosmetic Injections?
A: Comprising of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Cosmetic Injections are an effective and affordable way to fight the visible signs of aging. Whether you want to enhance your cheekbones, plump up your lips or simply smooth out wrinkles and scowl lines, using these two treatments together is often the perfect way to help you achieve your desired appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections have been one of the world’s safest and most popular treatments for over 25 years, and have fast become the ultimate non-surgical treatment option.
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin resulting in lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin being reduced and smoothed.
As the skin ages, the production of collagen beings to slow, and the skin begins to lose its elasticity. Dermal fillers help to rejuvenate the skin and achieve a younger and fresher appearance by plumping out the skin cells. Dermal fillers provide a boost to tired skin and create a little more definition without invasive surgery.
Q: What are the benefits?
- Dramatically reduces the visible signs of ageing, fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifts and rejuvenates aging skin giving a younger and more youthful appearance
- Plumps up the skin and lips
- Lifts eyes and eyebrows
- Consistent results
- No downtime and minimal recovery
- Quick affordable and immediate results
- Only needs to be maintained once or twice a year
- Can also aid in reducing excessive sweating, muscle spasms and relives migraine headaches
Q: Is it safe?
A: Other than some redness and swelling, there is minimal downtime with this procedure, and many clients feel comfortable getting treatments done in their lunch break. Recovery time is minimal and the results are immediate. As with any injection there is a very slight and unlikely risk of post treatment infection, however you will be given specific aftercare instructions to follow to ensure your recovery at home goes smoothly.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Below is a list of the areas that can be treated:
- Puffy areas under the eyes known as eye bags
- Plump up thin lips
- Crinkles at the sides of the eyes – these are referred to as crow’s feet
- Glabella, which are creases between the eyebrows – these are referred to as frown lines
- Forehead creases – these are referred to as surprise lines
- Chin dimples and creases
- Lines on the bridge of the nose, usually caused by squinting are referred to as bunny crunches
- Downturned corners of the mouth known as mouth frown lines
- Upper lip lines – these are referred to as smoker’s lips
- Excessive upper gum when smiling – these are referred to as gummy smiles
- Pulling down of lower lip when smiling which are known as canine smiles
- Flared nostrils – unusually large and open nostrils
- Saggy jawline caused by aging skin and slack facial muscles underneath the jaw
- Neck and horizontal creases around neck known as neck bands
- Hyperhidrosis which results in excessively sweaty underarms, hands and feet
Q: How far apart should the treatments be?
A: Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics recommend 1 treatment every 6 to 24 months depending on your skin type and requirements. Consistency is the key so getting regular ongoing treatments will successfully maintain your new youthful appearance.
HIFU – uplifting treatment
How does HIFU work?
The fundamental principle is similar to using a magnifying glass to focus sunlight, generating a burning heat. Focused ultrasound uses an acoustic lens to concentrate multiple intersecting beams of ultrasound precisely on a target point deep in the skin. Each individual beam passes through tissue with no effect (just like a normal Ultrasound scan); but at the focal point, where the beams converge, the combined energy has a precise localised thermal (heating) effect.
Who is HIFU best suited to?
A good candidate for HIFU is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their late thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While HIFU is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, financially or logistically. There are also younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
How long will a HIFU treatment take?
The length of your treatment depends on what you are having treated. A full face treatment and neck takes 2.5 hours and a partial face or eye lift treatment can take around 30 minutes. Body treatments will sit somewhere within that range.
Is there downtime?
With HIFU treatment there is NO downtime. After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately and there are no special measures that you have to take. It is even possible to have your treatment during your lunchbreak.
How long until you see results and do they remain?
Immediately after your HIFU treatment you may see an initial effect but the ultimate results will take place over the next 2-3 months…and continue getting better for the next 6 months! During this time your body is naturally regenerating collagen and muscles are firming. As it is your own collagen that is being generated, the length of time the results last really depends on your own body’s healing response. The treatment produces new collagen and muscle firmness beneath the skin but your own natural aging process will then dictate how long that translates into visible results on the surface.
How does HIFU stimulate the production of collagen?
During the treatment, HIFU delivers focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. This jumpstarts a process known as neocollagenesis which produces fresh, new collagen naturally. HIFU treatments don’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins. It is your body’s own collagen-building process that is activated and creates the natural and noticeable results.
How do HIFU treatments feel?
While the ultrasound energy is being delivered you will feel tiny amounts of “energy” being deposited to precise depths of the skin. This is a positive and temporary signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from person to person but the sensations only last while the treatment is being delivered. Your dermal therapist will aim to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Patients typically leave feeling relaxed and excited about the benefits to come.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally only one treatment is needed every 6 months to 2 years depending on the client’s age and degree of skin laxity, biological response to ultrasound energy and their individual collagen-building process. Some clients may benefit from additional treatments and future touch-up treatments can help clients keep pace with their body’s natural aging process.
Are there side effects?
It is possible for the skin to appear flushed at first. This can happen during treatment but it sometimes lasts longer. If there is any redness, it should disappear within a few hours. Some clients experience a slight swelling, redness, tingling or tenderness to the touch however these are only temporary sensations. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin.
What is the cost of HIFU?
HIFU treatment costs range widely and depend upon the size and number of areas being treated. That being said, the pricing is however well below the cost of cosmetic surgery. To find out current pricing contact heritagehealers direct on freecall 1 800 68 50 50 or call in and see your nearest professional therapist.
Is HIFU a replacement for a facelift?
While HIFU treats the same deep foundational layer that cosmetic surgery treats, although it comes close, it won’t duplicate the exact results of a full facelift. Yet it offers a great non-surgical alternative that is gentler and non-invasive. It is also possible to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery with HIFU.