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Cosmeceutical Skin Care

The term cosmeceutical is a hybrid of the words ‘cosmetic’ and ‘pharmaceutical’, which hints to its scientific and medical origin. A cosmeceutical ingredient has the active potential to bring about visible changes to the skin – changes that are supported by clinical evidence. When applied topically, a cosmeceutical product has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin, than a normal cosmetic product. It is through this process that elastin, collagen and cellular activity take place within the skin

Put simply, a cosmetic product has the ability to effectively maintain your skin by providing somewhat temporary results. A cosmetic may also contain active ingredients, similar to a cosmeceutical product, however these actives will be at a lower concentration. Cosmetic products are widely accessible, available from supermarkets, chemists and salons. A cosmeceutical product differs by stepping up with higher concentrations of active ingredients and often a variety of these active ingredients combined. This stronger formulation has the ability to bring about visible changes to the skin, making it an effective, results focused product.

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How Much Does It Cost?

In regard to all pricing and options, Dr Omarjee is available to discuss more with you during your first consultation. To learn more about your choices in skin care and anti-ageing procedures, contact Dr Omarjee and his team of professionals on 03 9021 6022 or by emailing our office at

Why Are Cosmeceutical Products So Popular?

If you aren’t concerned with ageing at the moment, there is still a chance that you will be soon. Through the effective nature of cosmeceutical products, you may be able to effectively reduce the appearance of sun damage, soften fine lines and reduce the depth of your wrinkles. Some cosmeceuticals help to diminish scarring whilst reducing the severity of acne also. Dr Omarjee and his staff recommend cosmeceutical products if you wish to obtain or maintain a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion. These products can also assist with deep hydration, re-texturising of the skin and the stimulation of collagen.

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What Are The Benefits Of Cosmeceutical Skin Care Products?

Dry, dehydrated and lack-lustre complexions can all benefit from the ingredients in cosmeceutical products, so Dr Omarjee and his team want you to be aware of the best ingredients to look out for. All of these ingredients may provide excellent benefits for your skin:

  • An effective hydrator that can provide plenty of moisture for the skin.
  • Vitamin B – Can improve the skin’s barrier function, promoting healing and helping to reduce epidermal moisture loss.
  • Vitamin A (Retinol) – Can speed up your skin’s cell renewal processes to diminish pigmentation and sun damage, while refining skin texture. Products with Vitamin A may also reduce scarring and lines on the face and neck.
  • Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant that can stimulate collagen production in the dermis, resulting in firmer and plumper skin.
  • Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Co Enzyme Q10 – These may strengthen the skin, fight off free-radical damage and slow the signs of ageing.
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What Issues Can Cosmeceutical Products Treat?

At The DOC Clinic, we offer a range of cosmeceutical products. Typically these products can:

  • Smooth wrinkles and soften lines
  • Improve skin texture
  • Treat scars
  • Improve the look of dull, dry skin
  • Improve uneven skin tone and texture
  • Improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • Rejuvenate and refresh the skin

At The DOC Clinic, cosmeceutical products can provide similar benefits to procedures such as laser resurfacing, skin needling and dermabrasion, by providing deep penetration into the skin when applied topically.

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Can You Use Cosmeceuticals After A Treatment Such As Laser, Therapy Or A Chemical Peel?

Cosmeceutical products should be used in preparation for treatments such as a chemical peel or laser therapy. The higher the levels of antioxidants and the healthier the skin is before a treatment, the better the results. At The DOC Clinic, we recommend that patients introduce skin care products into their routine at least two week*s prior to a peel or laser treatment. This will ensure optimal results are achieved and there is less likelihood of any kind of reaction.

Is There Anything Consumers Need To Consider Before Buying Or Using Cosmeceuticals?

Professional strength cosmeceutical products are considered suitable for all skin types, however, it is always recommended that before using any product, you consult with your doctor to ensure that is the right product for you. If you wish to receive more advice on cosmeceuticals, it is recommended that you schedule a consultation and skin assessment in order to receive advice on what combination of products is best for you. All of the staff at The DOC Clinic are trained professionals who are educated and updated with advances in the skin care industry, so they are certain to be able to answer any of your skin care concerns.

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The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.

Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic can process Medicare claims in the clinic.

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Medicare rebates may be available for some cosmeceutical skin care products depending on the condition addressed during the consultation. Please contact us to find out more.