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Clear Complexions Clinic - Bruce

Clear Complexions Clinic - Bruce

Show Phone NumberCorner of Thynne Street & Watkin Street, Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2617
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
Treatment for Wrinkles
Dermal Fillers
Lip Augmentation
Scar Removal
Spider Veins Treatment
Excessive Sweating Treatment
Varicose Veins Treatment
Facial Thread Veins Treatment
Skin Tag Removal
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About Clear Complexions Clinic - Bruce

The highly awarded Clear Complexions Clinics  focus is skin; it is their speciality. Whether you have acne, scarring, redness, wrinkles, unwanted hair or have just spent too much time in the sun their specialist nurses and doctors have the skills, knowledge and technology to get your skin healthy again.

They can help you with your skin and if they can’t they will point you in the right direction for answers. The nurses at Clear Complexions Clinics will give you educated and honest advice about your skin and empower you to do something about it once and for all.

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from 3 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Clear Complexions Clinic - Bruce

"Excellent staff, clean facility"
100%Reviewed 05 Sep 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Acne Scars Treatment
Acne program.

Excellent staff, clean facility.
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Australia
"treatment went well"
90%Reviewed 09 Feb 2015 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Skin Tag Removal
treatment went well....the price quoted...well I didn't get a quote via email...only when I was in attendance at the clinic.
Total Amount Paid AU$295
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Phil Canberra City
"Pleased with the treatment"
100%Reviewed 17 Sep 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
I was pleased with the treatment to my forehead, which was my first time, but still need maybe some more as there are uneven wrinkles
Total Amount Paid AU$156
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Tracy Australia
"I will be going back."
100%Reviewed 20 Mar 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
Very pleased. Excellent service, lovely staff, spotless clinic. The price was better than expected. In and out in an hour. I will be going back.
Total Amount Paid AU$535
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Deb Canberra
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Medical Aesthetics

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Public transport access

Clinic Services

Open weekends - open Saturday

Medical Aesthetics

 
Dermal Fillers

One of the main changes we notice with age is the loss of volume, particularly in the cheeks and lips. This is where dermal fillers are extremely effective. They are also very effective in plumping out larger, more established wrinkles such as those that extend from the nose to the lip (the nasolabial folds).

Lips

Soft fillers can be used to enhance the body and the boarders of the lips, giving back a natural-looking youthfulness. These fillers are usually made from a naturally occurring complex sugars, and can be used to create volume and decrease the lines that form around the lips that cause lipstick to bleed.

Wrinkles and Folds

Dermal fillers can be placed below the skins surface to literally ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ the wrinkles and folds that remain when our face is at rest. They can also be used to enhance and restore volume in areas such as the mid face and the cheekbone area, and to provide a more youthful conture to the lower face and jaw line.

Prior to your treatment you will need to have a consultation with one of our medical practitioners to ascertain your suitability for treatment.

A treatment involves a series of injections depending on the area being treated. In some instances, a numbing cream or topical analgesia will be used to help to numb the area. The procedure takes between 15-30mins, and the results are instant. There may be some minor swelling and mild bruising after the procedure and clients often have anto accelerate the healing of this.

The longevity of the results is dependent on a multitude of factors, including the patient, the location of the injection, and the particular product used. Generally results last from 6 months in areas such as the lips,  up to 12 months in areas such as the nasolabial folds. Subsequent treatments will almost always have a longer duration of effect.

 
Platelet Rich Plasma Filler

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has long been recognized in surgical and sports medicine for its enhanced wound healing properties. This revolutionary approach is now being applied to cosmetic medicine to help restore lost skin elasticity, structure and improve the complexion using the client’s own platelets.

The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge quantities of protein, including growth factors. These growth factors are vital to assist blood clotting but also heal the body by stimulating cells to produce new skin cells and collagen which is then used by the body to generate new tissue.

PRP actively stimulates skin cells resulting in improved plumpness and elasticity of skin and an overall enhanced skin tone. Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles occur when skin is plumped, this leaves the skin with the beautiful radiance of healthy new skin.

A topical anaesthetic is first applied to area that will be treated to minimize discomfort. A sample of blood is taken and the plasma component which contains the growth factor rich platelets is separated using a centrifuge. This is then injected it into the required areas. The whole process generally takes about 1 hour.

Any areas that start to lose elasticity and volume can be improved with PRP. The most common areas for treatment include;
• Around eyes
• Face, commonly cheeks
• Hands
• Décolletage
• Neck

For best results, usually 3 treatments are advised with about 1 month between each treatment. Due to the varying degree of skin density loss from person to person the number of treatments can vary; this will be discussed with you during your. Full results are generally seen about 3 months after your recommended number of treatments.

Call the clinic to book your consultation

 
Radiesse™ / Radiance™ Filler
 
Excessive Sweating Treatment
 
Facial Thread Veins Treatment
 
Lip Augmentation
 
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
 
Scar Removal

There aren’t too many people who go through their lives without accumulating  a scar or two. Whether these are from a traumatic incident or from surgery; for some, these marks are unsightly and disfiguring.

There are numerous causes of scars and an equally as diverse number of treatments that claim to reduce or remove them. Getting  wonderful results with scarring treatments is achievable, but requires considered and professional advice on what is the right treatment, considering the severity and type of the scar.

The first step is to have the scar assessed in a . From here you will be guided as to what is the most appropriate treatment for you, how many treatments you may require and what is a realistic expectation to have given the severity and type of the scar. We have a number of extremely effective options at Clear Complexions.

Fraxel re:store® Laser Resurfacing – is a new and extremely effective way to treat surgical and trauma scars. Fraxel® causes microscopic, pixel-like damage to the treated area in the skin, leaving most of the surrounding skin intact. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, breaking up the fibrous tissue and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.

The number of treatments required depends on the severity and type of the scar but a Clear Complexions nurse will be able to give you an indication during your consultation.

 
Spider Veins Treatment

Commonly located on the nose, cheeks and chin they appear as small red vessels under the skin. If left untreated, these vessels will continue to dilate and become more noticeable. Early treatment and ongoing maintenance yield the best outcomes.

The most common causes are:

  • Environmental - sun exposure and weather extremes
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Medical conditions such as high blood pressure
  • Pressure e.g. squeezing acne or  glasses pressing on the face

Treatment is as much about repairing the existing damage as it is about prevention of further damage by improving the overall strength and health of your skin. A nurse will have a  with you before recommending treatment in order to assess the extent of damage and to give you realistic expectations of what to expect. They do this by using state-of -the-art imaging software that visualises your skin two millimetres below the skin revealing the extent of the blood vessel damage under your skin. From there they can make recommendations and perform any test patches that may be necessary.

Clear Complexions is excited to now be offering the Genesis and Excel  lasers. These lasers allow us to focus on many more layers in the skin than possible before. The Excel laser targets those obvious, larger broken vessels that can be so resistant to other treatments, while the Genesis focuses on that deeper, diffuse redness that’s just beyond the reach of .   The number and type of  treatments required depends on the size of the vessel, the length of time it has been visible, the general health of the skin and any underlying medical causes for the vascular damage. Your nurse will be able to advise you of the best treatment or combination and estimated number of treatments required at the time of your consultation.

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Treatment for Wrinkles
 
Varicose Veins Treatment

Dermatology

 
Acne Scars Treatment

The treatment of pitted acne scars requires both the breaking up of the fibrous scar tissue and the production of new collagen to fill out the scar. Traditional approaches – such as deep chemical peeling, conventional lasers, and abrasion therapies such as microdermabrasion - usually achieve only moderate results or, worse, they destroy healthy tissue along with the scar.

Acne scars occur as the skin heals from acne lesions. Acne scars are typically indented or pitted or, giving the skin a pox-marked or wavy appearance, or pigmented marks that remain on the skin years after the lesion has healed.

Unlike other procedures,  treatment removes damaged skin on the surface and reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. In this way, Fraxel® treatment improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin while keeping your healthy tissue intact, which minimises downtime. The  is widely regarded as the gold standard for the treatment of pitted acne scars.

The number of treatments required depends on the extend of scarring, and the age and condition of the skin.

Contact the clinic to book your consultation

For clients who have finally gained control of their acne only to find they are left with the pink/purple/red or brown marks, help comes in the form of light. is extremely effective in accelerating the healing and fading these acne scars. Again, the number of treatment depends on the severity of the scars but our nurses will be able to give you an idea during your consultation.

Contact the clinic to book your consultation

 
Acne Treatment

It is estimated that up to ninety percent of teenagers and a significant number of adults suffer from acne (pimples). At Clear Complexions Clinics we know how debilitating the condition can be and that it can cause both physiological and emotional scars. Our aim is to increase self esteem, reduce the number and severity of breakouts and to minimise the scarring associated with acne. The Clear Complexions Clinic nurses are highly skilled at working with young people and their families for the best possible outcomes.

Acne can be well controlled with a treatment program designed by our qualified nurses that incorporates medical grade skincare,  LED light based treatment, and a new generation of procedure peels.

These can all be tailored to work alongside and support any medication prescribed by your doctor. We will not hesitate to refer you to your GP or dermatologist if your acne is not improving in the way we think it should be.

Don’t let acne hold you back any longer! to start your treatment program today.

Primary causes of acne

The underlying causes of acne have been widely studied and genetics and hormones are the primary impacting factors. Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands and excess skin cell production, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. In some cases however it may be an external factor that can be causing, if not increasing, the severity of breakouts.

 
Age Spots Removal
 
Dermatologist Consultation
 
Milia Removal

Clear Complexions Clinic is now very excited to offer its clients the Clinical Skin Clear Probe. This probe uses radio-vaporization, a combination of high frequency and radio frequency to treat these minor (but very irritating) skin irregularities without penetrating the skin’s surface. These frequencies are attracted to liquids on the surface or inside the skin irregularity gently denaturing the skin proteins. The lesion will apppear white or slightly grey almost immediately after the probe is applied.

The Clinical Skin Clear Probe treatments are quick and tolerable, with most people likening the sensation to a warm pin prick. Small skin tags and blood spots disappear immediately and milia and clogged pores take only seconds. Some larger lesions may require multiple treatments but improvement is seen after each treatment.

We recommend the small dry scab that occurs be allowed to stay in place as the healing is so much faster and more complete.

Skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia, milia, fibromas, angiomas, cholesterol deposits and clogged pores are no longer issues you need to ‘live with’. We are already seeing the physical, not to mention confidence improvements.

“So many of our clients are delighted that we can remove those irritating lumps and bumps that they had thought they would have to just live with. It is really rewarding.”Says Suzie.

If you would like to know more about the Clinical Skin Clear Probe or to book a consultation contact a Clear Complexions nurse today.

 
Pigmentation Treatment

Some skin pigmentation is inevitable in the harsh Australian climate. Whether your pigmentation is sun induced or is a result of hormonal activity (melasma/chloasma) it ages your appearance and often erodes your confidence. At Clear Complexions Clinics our nurses have the latest in cutting edge technology and medical grade skincare to remove this pigmentation and turn back the clock, giving you back your clear complexion and helping you to keep it. Our nurses understand this condition thoroughly and will help you achieve the healthiest, clearest skin possible.

 
Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, inflammatory, immune based skin condition that affects 2.6% of Australians (Cimmino, 2007). It usually affects those with a family history; however, it is possible to develop psoriasis with no obvious family history. Risk factors such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, highly processed foods and stress are also believed to increase the chances of developing the condition in predisposed people.

For those that suffer with psoriasis, it can range from a chronic irritation to a debilitating condition that can impair their everyday lives, causing physical pain but very often psychological and emotional pain too.

As a condition that for most people requires some form of lifelong management, the nurses at Clear Complexions can form a treatment plan to assist your control of flare ups.

There are many topical prescription creams and ointments currently available, many using steroids. These can all be used very effectively for short periods to avoid thinning of the skin. Ultra Violet Light Therapy is also used in more severe, chronic cases, as are immune suppressant drugs.

The infrared light of the Omnilux Plus stimulates the cells essential for destroying bacteria, clearing damaged tissue and building new cells to form healthy new tissue.  This treatment can offer a drug and UV free alternative to help boost the immune function and calm the flare ups that inevitably occur. Omnilux Plus is also able to be used with topical treatments when appropriate.

Contact the nurses at Clear Complexions to book your appointment.

 
Rosacea Treatment

Starting with facial flushing, rosacea usually progresses to persistent redness, thickening of the skin, visible capillaries and then to painful inflammation and raised red bumps. It is embarrassing and very difficult to hide.

Any of the following warning signs is a signal to seek help before the condition becomes increasingly severe:

  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face
  • Bumps or pimples on the face
  • Watery or irritated eyes.

If you think you have rosacea, then be proactive and get help. The condition gets progressively worse and with no cure available, effective management is essential.

Seek advice on choosing the most appropriate skincare for your rosacea. Get your skincare wrong and you will make the condition worse, but get it right and you can control it.

The good news is there are fantastic treatments available for rapid improvement in redness and dilated capillaries. Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light therapies work by heating up and collapsing the vessels down. Although most clients see a significant improvement in their symptoms following one session, several sessions are usually needed to complete the treatment and maintenance may be required.

Quite often, we see clients who have left their condition too long before seeking treatment and it is difficult to gain control. Left untreated, rosacea can severely damage the skin, leading to dilation of facial capillaries, extreme sensitivity, and thickening of the skin causing a condition called rhinophyma (enlargement of the nose).

If you suspect you may have rosacea then I urge you to seek advice from a skin specialist. Rosacea may not be curable, but it is controllable and with the right advice, you can learn to live with it.

Call to book a consultation with one of our nurses

 
Skin Diagnostics

Being able to view the skin below the surface is a vital part of any consultation. It obviously allows the Doctor/Nurse to see any damage that may not be at the surface yet, and having that knowledge can sometimes alter the choice of treatment they make. The images are also fantastic for the education of the client. Being able to see the extent of sun damage 30 years of sun-worshipping has caused, makes it easier to understand why more than one treatment is required.

 Your Clear Complexions nurse will be looking at your vascular and pigmentation damage as well as the UV damage. This is never good for your self esteem, in fact it can be down-right shattering, but it is better to know and can be a good wake up call to finally take care of your skin.

I can’t stress enough how important this step is in the initial consultation, both for the safety and efficacy of the treatments, so much so that if the clinic you are at does not do this, move on to a better one. It is like having orthopaedic surgery without first having an x-ray!

Taking normal ‘before’ photos is also an important part of any consultative process. I have to say, there is nothing more satisfying than getting out the ‘before’ photos for clients who have completed their treatments. They forget so easily what their skin was like, and it is a real thrill to see how far they have come.

Call to book your consultation with a Clear Complexions nurse today.

 
Skin Tag Removal

Clear Complexions Clinic is now very excited to offer its clients the Clinical Skin Clear Probe. This probe uses radio-vaporization, a combination of high frequency and radio frequency to treat these minor (but very irritating) skin irregularities without penetrating the skin’s surface. These frequencies are attracted to liquids on the surface or inside the skin irregularity gently denaturing the skin proteins. The lesion will apppear white or slightly grey almost immediately after the probe is applied.

The Clinical Skin Clear Probe treatments are quick and tolerable, with most people likening the sensation to a warm pin prick. Small skin tags and blood spots disappear immediately and milia and clogged pores take only seconds. Some larger lesions may require multiple treatments but improvement is seen after each treatment.

We recommend the small dry scab that occurs be allowed to stay in place as the healing is so much faster and more complete. 

Skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia, milia, fibromas, angiomas, cholesterol deposits and clogged pores are no longer issues you need to ‘live with’. We are already seeing the physical, not to mention confidence improvements.

“So many of our clients are delighted that we can remove those irritating lumps and bumps that they had thought they would have to just live with. It is really rewarding.”Says Suzie.

If you would like to know more about the Clinical Skin Clear Probe or to book a consultation

Beauty Salon Treatments

 
Fraxel™
 
Fraxel™ re:store
 
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
 
Laser Skin Resurfacing
 
Laser Skin Tightening
 
Laser Wrinkle Reduction
 
Omnilux™ Light Therapy
 
Thermage™
 
VISIA™ Skin Analysis

Body Treatments

 
Decolletage Rejuvenation
 
Laser and Pulsed Light Vein Treatment
 
Skin Revitalisation
 
Stretch Marks Removal

Facials and Makeup

 
Chemical Peel

Procedure peels are ultra mild and yet ultra effective peels used in the treatment of sun damage, pigmentation, rosacea and acne. These peels are perfect for those who have congested skin and open pores or for those simply wanting to keep the skin’s healthy luminosity.

Procedure peels are based on organic compounds such as lactic, salicylic, pyruvic and ascorbic acids. These agents work with your skin’s natural physiology, restoring healthier, clearer, more luminous skin. Available only from medical skin care clinics, our nurses can customise each peel to your skin’s unique needs.

Procedure peels are usually prescribed as a course of four to six clinical treatments performed either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Your nurse will tailor the peel’s strengths and activities according to your skin’s responses. There is no pain during the treatment, only a hot sensation that subsides after a few minutes.

The treatment takes about 15-20 mins and you can return to normal activities immediately afterwards.  can be applied directly after the treatment.

You skin will be red for a short time after the peel. It will appear tight and your pores minimised. After a day or two, you may notice some mild shedding which can be easily controlled with applying moisturiser. Not every person will experience the shedding, it is dependant on the individual, but everyone will see the results.

 
Light Chemical Peel
 
Dermabrasion
 
Facial Rejuvenation
 
Microdermabrasion

Does your skin feel tired and have a flat appearance? Are you suffering breakouts? You may need a Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is used to gently exfoliate the skin. It achieves healthy, beautiful skin by gently removing the outer skin layer of dead skin cells that clog up the pores and give the skin a dull appearance. Microdermabrasion has shown to dramatically improve the texture and appearance of facial skin, and is perfect before a big occasion, for rejuvenation or to prevent breakouts.

Microdermabrasion involves calcium carbonate crystals being blown onto the skin giving the outside layer of skin a heavy exfoliation. Combined with a sucking action, Microdermabrasion dramatically improves circulation and stimulates collagen.

Microdermabrasion will treat a wide variety of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, tired and dull looking skin, blemishes, pigmentation (brown spots), large pores and congested skin.

Any man, woman or teenager interested in improving the look and feel of their skin can have a Microdermabrasion. If you want the healthy glow then this is the treatment for you.

Microdermabrasion is regarded as a ’lunch-time’ procedure as you are able to resume your activities after the treatment. It takes 30-45 mins to perform and is not painful. Number of treatments vary depending on the skin’s condition.

For a wonderful “pick-me-up” treatment or for the control of acne, microdermabrasion delivers a smooth, clear and refreshed appearance.  Call the clinic today to discuss whether this is appropriate for you.

Waxing and Hair Removal

 
IPL Hair Removal
 
Laser Hair Removal

We have a culture that views facial and body hair as unattractive and there is now a baffling array of hair removal alternatives that all claim to solve the problem for you. But what works, what doesn’t and how do you know if it is safe?

Everyone knows about shaving, waxing and plucking but these are painful, tedious, repetitive and restrictive options often resulting in ingrown hairs, pigmented scarring and increased hair growth.

In recent times there has been an explosion in the number of discount laser hair removal centres claiming to rid you of hair; pain free, forever and at an alarmingly discounted price. I get asked all the time whether these really work and are they safe? I always say, “Do your homework before you let anyone touch you with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or laser system.” We have become quite desensitised as to how potentially dangerous these hair removal systems are as they become more accessible. They can cause blisters, burns and scars and need to be operated by qualified, skilled staff.

The first step is to research the equipment. Not all hair reduction systems are created equal. Some are excellent but the cheaper ones are too low-powered to effectively kill the follicles and only temporarily disable the hair allowing them to regenerate over time and continue to grow. 

Look for clinics that use systems that are able to be individualised to you and your particular needs. So many systems out there are designed to be basic to use and require little or no training for staff. They are in essence, ‘point and shoot’ machines that only give a few very low setting options that may not be that effective. Good machines allow the operator to individualise the treatment based on your age, skin colour, hair colour, hair thickness and allow them to adjust the energy output. 

Call the clinic to book your appointment or speak to a nurse.

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Mrs Suzie Hoitink

Job Title:
  Nurse Manager
Biography:
Suzie Hoitink is a registered nurse, and founder of the Clear Complexions Clinics. 

Miss Cassandra Holleley

Show Phone NumberCorner of Thynne Street & Watkin Street, Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2617