"Everyone is uniquely beautiful and there are many ways to enhance and maintain a healthy aesthetic appearance."

DR NAGD FARAG

DR NAGD FARAG

Melbourne Aesthetics

Dr Nagd Farag is a fellow of the Royal Australian college of General Practitioners (RACGP) and holds a Diploma from the American Academy of Aesthetic medicine (AAAM.) Dr Farag has an extensive experience in General Practice with special interest in Cosmetic medicine, Skin Medicine and Women's Health. 

Committed to professional development, she regularly attends conferences, seminars and workshops in Australia and overseas (USA.)

Making the most of the best available technology, Dr Farag has received training in using laser (Fotona SP Dynamis) and Radio-Frequency ( Pellevé Surgical ) devices in the treatment of a variety of conditions including:
• Mild to moderate female stress incontinence and Vaginal laxity syndrome
• Skin rejuvenation and facial skin tightening procedures
• Facial wrinkles and scar reduction
• Excision of small lesions and unsightly moles with minimal or no scarring
In addition to using Laser and Radio-Frequency she is an expert injector of muscle relaxant and dermal fillers.

Over the years of her practice, Dr Farag found that best outcomes are obtained when given the opportunity to incorporate different treatment modalities over a period of time. Hence a comprehensive initial consultation to outline patient's needs and goals is extremely valuable to form a treatment plan. Patient commitment and total involvement in the treatment plan is of equal importance.

Dr Farag believes that patients are entitled to safe and proven procedures to maintain and enhance their health, sense of well being and appearance.

She is committed to ongoing learning and training to provide her patients with excellent, up to date and safe medical and aesthetic treatments. She practices in different locations; Box Hill, Hawthorn and Brighton for patients convenience.

VALUES

Excellence: To endeavour to deliver best aesthetic results is number one priority

Evidence based: All treatments provided are proven to be safe and effective.

Patient Centred: As every individual is unique , medical science and the art of medicine are combined to create a tailored and personalised approach to treat each person.

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GP
  • Member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member of the Australasian Menopause Society AMS
  • In medical practice since 1994- Laser Safety Certificate

"I am an active participant in my patients journey and committed to their long term care."

DR NAGD FARAG

Medical & Cosmetic Treatments

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

As we age we develop wrinkles due to facial muscle action and weakened dermal collagen. By injecting Botulinum Toxin Type A ,such as BOTOX, DYSPORT or XEOMIN,we induce a reversible muscle relaxation that leads to softening the facial wrinkles.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Facial wrinkle i.e. frown lines, worry lines and crows feet
  • Bunny lines, gummy smile and smooth the cobblestone chin
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Bruxism (grinding), which can cause jaw pain and wearing out of the teeth
  • Hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating

FAQs

How long does it last??
Usually between 12-16 weeks but it varies with individuals.
When will I see results??
Almost always evident by the two week mark but you might even see results in a few days. That’s why I like to review patients after two weeks to assess.
How long will it take to recover??
Basically people can just go straight back to work as there is no needed recovery time. However, you will be advised not to exercise, lie down or touch the area for 4 hours after the treatment.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal filler is a substance that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and correct minor facial asymmetry. There are different types of dermal fillers and they vary in mode of action and longevity. I usually assess and advise in regards to wihc filler is more suitable for the area that needs to be treated. The fillers we use are mostly hyaluronic acid gel.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Lip enhancement
  • Softening the upper lip lines
  • Cheek enhancement and contouring
  • Jaw line enhancement and contouring
  • Reduction of the appearance of nasolabial folds (deep fold that runs from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth)
  • Nose bridge correction
  • Reducing the appearance of tear troughs below the eyes

FAQs

Are there side effects??
When the procedure is performed by a qualified practitioner, the side effects are minimal and temporary. These as bruising, swelling and tenderness. These usually resolve in a few days.
When will I see results??
You will see your results immediately.
How long will it last??
Depending on the filler used, some last for 3-6 months and some last for 12-18 months.

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SKIN BOOSTERS

Skin boosters are another form of hyaluronic acid that are used to provide deep skin hydration. This helps to improve skin quality and achieve a natural, fresh look.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Face and neck fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Aged hands
  • Aged skin of the décolletage area

FAQs

How is it done??
As it is not a filler, we use the hyaluronic acid and needling to promote collagen and improve skin hydration. It involves a series of small injections into the skin using a very fine needle.
When will I see result??
The initial treatment involves a course of 3 sessions of the skin booster, each a month apart. After this, maintenance treatments usually occur every 6 months.
Who is suitable for the treatment??
It is suitable for everyone – for the young to prevent, the middle age to maintain and for the mature age to treat.

PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS (PRP)

This procedure has been used in other medical fields to promote healing such as is done in sports medicine. In cosmetic medicine PRP has been able to make use of your own natural healing cells to stimulate skin rejuvenation. We collect a small amount of your own blood from which we prepare the PRP sample. This is then used to be injected into you skin in the problem areas using a very fine needle. Procedure is done under topical anesthetic cream and completely sterile conditions.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Face rejuvenation
  • Crepey neck
  • Décolletage area
  • Eye area
  • Dull skin
  • Backs of hands
  • Textural improvements

FAQs

What are the benefits of PRP??
As it is your own blood, it is completely natural and therefore there is no possibility of allergy
When will I see results??
This treatment requires 2-3 sessions 4 weeks apart with maintainance once a year. You will start to see results at the 6-week mark.
Is it painful??
We use topical local anesthetic and very fine needles, so most of my patients can manage the procedure with no problems.

PELLEVÉ RADIO FREQUENCY

This is non surgical skin rejuvenation using radio-frequency energy to create a heated zone to induce collagen. This results in skin tightening and reduction in facial wrinkles.



CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Wrinkle reduction , collagen inductions , skin tightening best for the following areas:
  • Around the eyes
  • Around the mouth
  • Jaw line
  • The neck and décolletage

FAQs

What is Pellevé RF Cosmetic?
This is non surgical skin rejuvenation using radio-frequency energy to create a heated zone to induce collagen. This results in skin tightening and reduction in facial wrinkles. Is it painful?
Is it painful?
Pellevé skin tightening is painless procedure which takes around an hour with no downtime. You may experience slight redness and minimal swelling that lasts for few hours and easily covered with make up, so you can get back right away to your daily activity.
When can one see results? How many treatment will I need?
Results such as skin being firm and wrinkle reduction are often noticable quickly with optimum results require series of 3-6 treatment sessions one month apart. Results may be maintained by a session as required.
What is RF surgery?
RF surgery is using high frequency radio waves instead of a scalpel to achieve a fine and accurate surgical incisions resulting in minimal bleeding , bruising and swelling. Easier wound healing with minimal or no scarring.
Am I a candidate for Pellevé RF Surgery ?
If you have unsightly or raised lesion or facial vessel, you can be a good candidate for RF surgery.

GYNAECOLOGICAL LASER

Juliet the Feminine Laser is a gentle non-invasive Erbium: YAG laser treatment to help reverse the effects associated with vaginal laxity and treatment of mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence, based on non-ablative photothermal stimulation of collagen neogenesis, shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia, and subsequently greater support to the bladder. It is fast, painless discreet procedure which is performed by trained medical practitioner. Juliet has minimal downtime and safe

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence. Vaginal laxity syndrome. Vaginal atrophy. Juliet is used in the treatment of varied degrees of these conditions in women from 35 to 70 plus years of age

FAQs

What is stress urinary incontinence??
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem causes involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing or physical exertion such as running .
What causes Stress Incontinence??
SUI is caused by weakening of the urethral closure mechanism due to changes that affect the pelvic floor. The most common cause is vaginal child birth, obesity and aging.
How is it treated??
SUI is usually assessed in regards to its severity. For mild to moderate types, non invasive treatments are recommended. These are physiotherapy muscular training and pelvic floor exercises, known as Kegel exercises, which are useful but patient usually finds it difficult to comply. Recently there has been more evidence to support the use of Laser as a non invasive treatment for mild to moderate SUI. In addition to physiotherapy Dr Farag uses Incontilase, Laser gentle photo thermal heating that induces collagen in both vaginal wall and the urethral region causing thickening and tightening of the vaginal wall and urethra to improve the function of it and reduce or prevent urine loss. If the condition is severe or not responding to these non invasive treatments, we recommend referral to urogynecologist or urologist for surgical treatment.
Is Juliet Feminine laser treatment for Stress Incontinence and vaginal laxity syndrome, painful??
Juliet Feminine laser therapy is simple non invasive, office based procedure. It is painless, and highly effective without need for hospitalisation or surgery.
How long does it take to perform Juliet Feminine laser treatment for stress urinary Incontinence??
The procedure itself is completed in 30 minutes. We allow more time for patient preparation and discussion of after care for patient comfort and convenience.
How many sessions would a patient need and for how long it is effective??
Depending on the severity of the condition and the age of the lady, 2 sessions of Juliet laser therapy 4-6 weeks apart are usually sufficient with a maintainence session yearly. Some patients require a third session before they are put on a yearly maintenance program.

CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel is a procedure where the clinician applies a chemical solution to the skin to produce a limited inflammation eventually the superficial layer or layers of the skin peel leaving a smooth fresh skin to surface. In practice we use Gylcolic acid , Salicylic acid, lactic acid in a variety of concentration depending on your type of skin and the problem that needs to be addressed.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Treatment of Acne
  • Reducing some of the wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reducing the appearance of scars
  • Treatment for hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone and appearance

FAQs

What do I need to do before and after a chemical peel??
You need to have a consultation where your doctor will inquire about your medical history , medications and allergies prior to performing the peel. Other information like history of cold sore or keloid scarring is very important to tell your doctor.You will be informed of possible side effects and given advice to cease using glycolic preparations and Retin-A prior to the Peel. You will need to avoid exposure to the sun as skin will be photo sensitive and easy to burn after a chemical peel. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen and UV avoidance is strongly recommended. You will be asked to attend in few days for review to make sure healing is going smoothly and you are happy with results.

ACNE

Acne lesions are noticed on the face, chest, back and shoulders where oil glands are present. Acne should be treated because of the severe impact on the person, mentally and physically. People with acne may struggle with low self esteem and being subject for bullying. Acne sufferers may avoid social activities. They usually try anything to reduce the appearance of acne and sometimes they pick them or cover the sores with heavy products which make it worse and increase the risk of spreading infection. The very important reason for treating acne is to avoid acne scarring which is difficult and expensive to treat.

In my practice I offer
- Assessment of acne severity
- Advice regarding suitable skin care that helps and at least not worsen the condition
- Prescribe topical treatment including retinoids and suitable oral treatment including short course of antibiotics and the pill for women
- Implement office base skin treatments as chemical peels, laser, some collagen inducing techniques to minimise or treat scarring
- Refer to specialist as necessary

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Minimise severity and frequency of acne flare ups
  • Reduce and treat post acne scarring

FAQs

Can what I eat cause acne breakouts?
Generally, no. The primary trigger of most cases of acne is the fluctuation of hormones. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum, which can block pores. Bacteria can then grow within the pores, causing them to become inflamed and break out. That happens at times of major hormonal change, such as during the menstrual cycle, and during the teen years, no matter what you eat. But there is some evidence that certain diets may have an effect on acne, high consumption of dairy products raises the risk of getting acne because of the hormones in milk, cheese, and yogurt. However, subsequent studies have not supported the theory. Other studies have shown that a diet with a high glycemic index, such as white breads, waffles, and other carbs, worsens acne.
Should I stop wearing makeup if I have acne?
No, but you may change brands . Look for cosmetics and toiletries labelled “noncomedogenic,” meaning that they don’t clog pores. We recommend mineral make up
Why does acne appear most often in teenagers?
The trigger for acne is fluctuating hormones -- in particular , the male hormone testosterone. (Women also have some testosterone.) When teenagers reach puberty, their hormones start surging - and often, acne does too
Why do some adults have acne?
Although the hormonal fluctuations that cause acne are most common during the teen years, they can also affect adults. Women may experience hormonal swings during their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause that result in acne breakouts. Acne can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as anticonvulsants and steroid drugs. Some people may also have a genetic predisposition to acne. One study found that 50% of adults with acne had a parent, sibling, or child with acne.
What acne treatments are best for me?
That depends on many factors: your age, whether you’re male or female, how severe your acne is, and how long you’ve had it, among others. There are several options available. For mild to moderate acne, will start with a combination of a topical cream or gel containing either a retinoid or benzoyl peroxide along with a topical antibiotic. For more inflammatory acne, an oral antibiotic may be added. For more significant cases of acne, women may be placed on birth control pills or other medication which also blocks male hormones. Severe cases of acne may be treated with the drug isotretinoin, which is very effective but may have some side effects and needs monitoring.
Will my acne ever go away?
Mostly, acne will resolve by the end of puberty, but some people still suffer from acne in adulthood. The majority of acne can be successfully treated, however. It depends on finding the right treatment for you and being compliant to it.

BRUXISM

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. You may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind them while.

How I treat bruxism?
In many cases, treatment isn't necessary. kids outgrow bruxism and many adults don't grind or clench their teeth badly enough to require therapy. However, if the problem is severe, Botulinum toxin injections help some people with severe bruxism who don't respond to other treatments.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Involuntary teeth grinding resulting in teeth sensitivity , teeth damage, jaw pain, ear pain, headache. In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth.

FAQs

What causes Bruxism?
Stress is the most common cause of Bruxism. Personality trait can be a contributing factor such competitive, overactive or aggressive tends to suffer from the condition.
What are the symptoms of Bruxism?
Teeth grinding may loud that it disrupts your sleep or your partner's sleep Teeth sensitivity , teeth damage, Jaw pain, ear pain, headache. Bulky tight chewing muscles resulting in tight jaw muscle and prominent jaw angle, squarish face
How does Botulinum toxin treat Bruxism?
The injections of botulinum toxin in the chewing muscle The Masseter causes the the muscle to relax for few month. Treatment is repeated twice or three times a year depending on how severe is the condition overtime you are able to rehabilitate and perhaps get used to not grinding later on .
Can I eat normally after the treatment?
The answer is yes, only over the first few days you will prefer to avoid crunchy foods. We suggest smaller bites and allow more time chewing initially.

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

In some people, the body’s cooling mechanism is so overactive that their sweating is four to five times the average person. This can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing and disabling. It often disrupts all aspects of a person's life, from career choices and recreational activities to relationships, emotional well-being, and self-confidence. excessive sweating is a serious medical condition. It's called hyperhidrosis and it affects approximately 3% of the world's population.

How do we treat excessive sweating?
• Clinical assessment to exclude underlying medical conditions
• Advice medical grade antiperspirant
• Anti sweating injections using Botulinum Toxin is effective and an appropriate treatment when
over the counter products fail.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Excessive sweating

FAQs

How long will the procedure take and is painful?
The skin area will be cleansed and covered with topical anaesthetic cream for 30-40 min. When the area is numbed the Botulinum toxin injections are performed using very fine needle. which minimise the discomfort significantly. The complete procedure will take less than 60 minutes.
How long the effect of treatment will last?
The use of Botulinum toxin for the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) can be most effective when performed by a trained physician. The individual will notice it's effect in 1-2 weeks and it can last up to 6 month
Will I need to repeat the treatment ?
As the treatment effect lasts for few month, person may need to have treatment twice a year or 3 times a year if they wish.

ROSACEA

Rosacea is common chronic inflammatory process influenced by sebum genetics, hormonal changes and life style factors.

How do we treat Rosacea ?
• Prescribe Appropriate skin care routine aiming at removing excess sebum, enhancing natural exfoliation and replenishing important elements to the skin to reduce inflammation.
• Prescribe topical treatment : anti microbial and for temporary redness reduction
• Oral medication : usually low dose antibiotic.
• Use Laser and Radio-frequency devices to improve skin integrity and treat visible small facial capillaries.

CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Rosacea symptoms
  • Flushing or redness on the nose, cheeks, chin and the forehead.
  • Small visible blood vessels andVisible bumps or pimples
  • Textural changes as enlarged pores and sebaceous glands hyperplasia. Skin thickening and irregularsurface affecting the nose ( Rhinophyma).

FAQs

What are the common lifestyle and environmental factors that trigger rosacea flare-ups?
Most common rosacea triggers include sun exposure, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, alcohol, spicy foods, heavy exercise, hot baths, heated beverages and certain skin-care products.
Will rosacea get worse with age?
There is no way to predict how an individual's rosacea will progress, it has been observed that the signs and symptoms tend to become increasingly severe without treatment. Fortunately, compliance with medical therapy and lifestyle modifications to avoid rosacea triggers has been shown to effectively control its signs and symptoms on a long-term basis.
Can rosacea be cured?
No, rosacea cannot be cured, but medical treatments are available that can control its signs and symptoms.
How is rosacea treated?
The signs and symptoms of rosacea vary from one patient to another, and treatment must therefore be tailored for each individual case. Some patients are troubled by redness and flushing, while others have bumps and pimples, thickening of the skin, or eye rosacea or combinations. For those with bumps and pimples, often get prescribed oral and topical rosacea therapy, and a topical therapy to reduce facial redness is now available. When appropriate, laser treatment or other surgical procedures may be used to remove visible blood vessels, reduce extensive redness or correct disfigurement of the nose. Eye symptoms are also treated differently. In all cases rosacea patients are advised to identify and avoid lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate their individual conditions. Patients may also benefit from gentle and appropriate skin care, and cosmetics may be used to reduce the effect of rosacea on appearance.
Why are antibiotics prescribed for rosacea? Is it a bacterial infection?
It is unknown exactly why antibiotics work against rosacea, but it is widely believed that it is due to their anti-inflammatory properties, rather than their antibacterial effect.

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