Melasma is a common skin condition. Lets look below what causes Melasma and how is can be treated so we no longer have to cover it up with makeup!

What is Melasma?

Melasma is patchy brown or tan facial discolouration which most commonly appears on the upper cheek, upper lip, forehead and chin area. Women aged 20 – 50 years are much more likely to develop this condition than men.

What causes Melasma?

The exact cause of Melasma still remains unclear. Melanocytes in our skin are what produces the protective skin darkening pigment Melanin which appears as Melasma. Darker skin tones which have more active Melanocytes in their skin are more at risk than lighter skin tones. Common triggers of Melasma are UV light from the sun and hormonal changes in the body which often occurs during pregnancy.

How can Melasma be treated?

Some women see Melasma disappear on its own. If this does not occur however there is still something that you can do and that can be through medications or visiting a specialised skin clinic. At A1skin we specialise with DMK as our paramedical range and set skin programs that lighten Melasma and of course it is mandatory to include a sunscreen in your home care routine.

At A1skin we are always provide skin consults for all of our facials, South Melbourne. As a Melbourne skin clinic we pride ourselves in our knowledge on skin through DMK. Call us today for a free skin consult (03) 9699 3090.

SHR Laser Hair Removal

SHR Laser Hair Removal is super fast, painless and permanent. Is Permanent Hair Removal something you are interested in? With SHR you can experience comfortable hair reduction treatments in less than half the time of traditional IPL.

How is SHR IPL hair reduction different from others?

SHR technology is a breakthrough innovation in IPL treatments. The difference lies in the SHR machine scanning the treatment area with up to 10 flashes per second rather than the traditional IPL method of stamping. As you can imagine this provides a faster treatment time and reduces the pain significantly.

How many treatments will you need?

Well that all depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 8-10 sessions to achieve optimum results although each treatment you should see a reduction in the volume of hair. For some skin types a maintenance treatment each year may be required to achieve lifetime reduction.

How long do I have to wait between treatments?

We recommend treatments be conducted as regular intervals to maintain the course of hair reduction. The time between will vary on which area of the body for example the face is 2-4 weeks.

At A1skin we invest in our clients and believe in having only the best laser hair removal on the market. For more information on this please contact us on (03)9699 3090. Laser Hair Removal South Melbourne.


DMK Enzyme Therapy

Let’s look at the DMK Enzyme Therapy treatment and what makes it so AMAZING and how it gets such great results.

What is DMK?

DMK stands for Danne Montague King who is the founder and pioneer in the industry of skincare. DMK the brand has been designed around the philosophy of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN and as a product looks deeper into what is causing the dysfunction in the skin to cause the concern rather than just treating the surface like most cosmeceutical ranges.

What conditions does it treat?

DMK can treat all skin concerns and at A1skin we perform a thorough skin consultation with all of our clients discussing not only their skin concerns but going into Digestive Health and Diet also which also play a part in most skin concerns. Refer to our previous blog on Digestive Health for more information.

What is the DMK Signature Enzyme Treatment and how does it work?

Enzyme therapy treatment works to reeducate the skin by stimulating collagen production and restoring structural integrity back to the skin. Enzyme therapy treatments improve the skins ability to function by dissolving dead cells and impurities trapped in the skin which in turn flushes and restores fresh new blood, oxygen and nutrients required for cellular regeneration which is what we call the Plasmatic effect. Check out our Instagram page @a1skinspa for photos…..AMAZING!!!!

We are passionate about changing peoples lives through skin and making them proud of who they are and showing them beauty on the inside and out. Come along for a skin consultation and see one of our DMK Skin Technician to go through our facials, South Melbourne location.

DMK South Melbourne Skin Clinic, A1skin & Spa, 264 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. (03) 9699 3090.



Digestive Health

Digestive health has become an important topic in the last few years with people realising it influences and contributes to a lot of conditions especially those with our skin.

Why is digestive health important?

Digestive health is important to provide our body with the functions such as nutrient absorption, digestion of sugars and proteins as without these performing optimally we would see ourselves starting to have stomach problems, bloating, feeling sluggish in the morning, lack of energy just to name a few. A fun fact for you is that almost 70% of the body’s immune system is actually located in our digestive system so you can see how important it really is to maintain good gut health.

What are some of the signs of poor digestive health?

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Flatulence
  • Acne
  • Dull Skin

Can stress effect your digestive system?

It most certainly can. When a person is under stress we see their heart rate rise and blood pressure go up which affects the blood flow around our bodies and often towards our limbs. This redirection of blood flow leads to reduced contraction of the digestive muscles and affects how optimally the gut works often causing inflammation and increases our likelihood of infection. It is important to find ways to relieve stress for example by exercise or meditation.

How can we help?

For those of you who want to reset your digestive health and feel that it could be working better for your body, we offer a Digestive Tune-Up with Regul8. Regul8 is based on traditional herbal medicine and a basic program will for 20 days however for those who have ongoing gut issues you can go up to 90 days. Regul8 is gluten free and does not require refrigeration.

We place all our skin revision products on this product to ensure their bodies are working optimally for them to achieve the best results from our revision programs.

Note: Facials South Melbourne, Digestive Health, DMK Facials South Melbourne.


Eye Makeup Tips

Below we will give you a little insight into basic eye makeup tips that you can follow and grow your style from.

Basic Eyeliner Tips

  1. Firstly cleanse the eye area completely with a makeup remover so that the eyelids are completely clean and dry.
  2. Now apply eyeliner – if you like a winged eyeliner start from the outer side of the eye and make sure the wing follows the line and is an extension of the lower eyelid, see example below. As you get older the wing might not be for you so a simple eyeliner across the top of the eye will add shape and enhance the eye area. It is always easier to apply eyeliner with a slightly open eye and make sure you are applying as close to the lash line as possible.


Basic Eye Shadow Tips

  1. Firstly cleanse the eye with makeup remover making sure the eyelid is completely dry.
  2. Now for colours:
    1. Start by applying the light color of your palette first over the whole eyelid, this will brighten up your eyes.
    2. Next is to apply a medium shade working from the outer corner of the eyelid inwards blending as you go.
    3. Lastly apply the dark colour along the in the eye socket at the outer corner and blend the whole eye area. This will open the eye up and create an almond shape elegance to your look.
    4. You can then if you wish to use eyeliner do so as above.





The best part about makeup is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. We are always trying different looks at the salon with many difference colours. We offer makeup tutorials in South Melbourne where we have 2 makeup artists working from, only $50 for 30 minute session. Call us today to book and we can help you get that basic day to day look down that will enhance your natural beauty and have everyone amazed, 9699 3090.

Makeup South Melbourne. A1skin Beauty, 264 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205.