Spas with benefits

The West Australian | Mind&Body | 4/3/14

Specialist plastic surgeon Brigid Corrigan says the beauty industry is moving away from feel-good treatments that don’t go beyond skin hydration and relaxation. “What we now have is a much more educated client, demanding greater results through the use of cosmeceuticals, high-level technology and, in certain cases, complementary cosmetic surgery,” she says.

“Skin treatments like chemical peels, wrinkle relaxers, microdermabrasion and IPL require high-calibre medical skill and experience,” Dr Corrigan says. “Plastic surgeons have a very specialised understanding of skincare and skin health and, we believe, should be the ones setting the standard of care for such treatments.”

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