August 1, 2018
Health and Beauty Experts
Get the lowdown on HIFU
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is not like other technologies, for example, lasers, radio frequency or thermage.
HIFU precisely targets the deepest muscle layer of the skin where, as we age, structural weakening starts. HIFU stimulates the body’s own natural repair response, tightening muscles and creating a new matrix of collagen that gently and gradually lifts the skin, improving the tone of all key facial features.
Areas that can be treated include around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, neck, chin and jowl areas. Smile lines can also be softened, and nasolabial folds reduced.
Typically, those in their late 30s and older, who have mild to moderate skin laxity, are ideal candidates for HIFU.
There is no downtime after HIFU treatments and you can resume your normal activities immediately. It is even possible to have your treatment during your lunch break.
Some sensitive skins may experience some temporary redness, or mild bruising, however this can be easily covered with a good quality mineral make-up.
Chloe Regan, Senior Aesthetician
Coolum Beach Wellness Hub
William Street, Coolum Beach
Phone: 5471 7500
Food is medicine
Vitamin and mineral supplements from a bottle simply can’t match all the biologically active compounds teeming in a well-stocked pantry.
By focusing on the big picture, it’s easy to get plenty of the vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients you need to keep you healthy and prevent disease. Besides getting the best possible nutritional benefits, you can also save money on expensive and sometimes ineffective vitamins.
Fibre: It’s the part of plant foods that we can’t digest. Eating foods high in fibre helps reduce total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, improve blood glucose control, and prevent constipation. High-fibre foods also help with weight loss by making you feel full.
Vitamins and minerals: Vitamins are organic substances found in plants and animals. Minerals are inorganic elements from the earth (soil and water). Both are essential for normal growth and optimal health.
Phytochemicals: Phytochemicals are chemicals made by plants. They are not essential to life, but they do have a positive effect on health. Diets rich in phytochemicals have been associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. They are found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains.
Phone: 1800 177 055
Breast is best – look after them
Breast cancer is so common, there’s a fair chance you know a friend or relative who’s had it. After all one in eight Queensland women are diagnosed with it. As there is no way to prevent breast cancer it’s important that women have a regular breast screen, particularly as nine out of 10 women diagnosed with this cancer have no family history of the disease.
Breast screens can detect cancers when they’re too small for a woman or her doctor to feel. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the more options there are available for treatment and the better your chance of survival.
If you’re over 50, you should be screened every two years. It’s simple, it’s free and it takes less than 30 minutes.
You don’t need a doctor’s referral, just book an appointment at breastscreen.qld.gov.au, or call 132 050. BreastScreen Queensland has services available at Caboolture, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Nambour, Noosaville and Gympie.
Make time to have a free breast screen. Early detection could save your life.
Kelly Hart, health promotion officer
Block 4, Nambour General Hospital
Phone: 132 050