My Big Fat Skinny Wedding! How Cool it feels to fit into your dream dress
As most brides will know, there are SO many costs involved in planning a dream wedding, from the dress to the photographer…only to get to the wedding day and burst into tears because the dress doesn’t fit. That back fat is pushed up so tight, you’re unsure where your armpits finish and your actual arms start! You can barely breath, you’re stressing about the photos that you’re going to have for the rest of your life and the last thing you want to have to think about is “how do I look?”
Let’s see now, I’m sure if you’re reading this blog that you have most likely tried EVERYTHING to lose weight in the lead up to your big day? Lemon detox diet with cayenne and maple syrup, Keto diet, Mediterranean diet, shakes, supplements, gym memberships, personal training…only to find out, that those fat cells you just shrunk, went RIGHT back to the size they were. Happily making you miserable.
You see, we are all born with a certain number of fat cells and those fat cells stop producing and duplicating by the end of adolescence. Some people have more, others have less…my older sister unfortunately got more. Fat cells grow and shrink in size over their lifespan pending how regularly you diet and exercise…but they’re always still THERE…lurking, threatening to make you fat at any one point.
Then, along came technology and thought “you know what, if I can diet you off…I’m going to freeze you off!” And so Cryolipolysis was born reshaping the lives (and bodies) of those people who dared to spend the money and take the risk of it actually working. Fortunately for the advancement in that technology, the model has since been replicated and with a competitive market, the costs suddenly became more affordable through Pêche Medispa. Now don’t get me wrong, diet and exercise are two vital parts of life in general – not only for weightless, but for inner health, however, for around the same cost as a 12 month gym membership, Pêche can remove a large portion of that fat – PERMINENTLY! If its the bra fat you can’t push down into the dress, or the double chin casting a shadow in your pictures, the dress not buttoning up…Fat Freezing might be your new addiction?
Check out our Fat Freezing page to find out more and book a free consultation so we can devise a treatment plan for you!
The Pêche Team x
Let’s Talk About Skin
So many of us stress constantly about the right skincare and how we can keep our skin looking good as the years go by, but how many of us have stopped to consider how much we actually know about our skin?
What is skin?
When we talk about our skin, most of us are referring to the outermost layer of it, which is called the epidermis, but there is much more to our skin than that. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is composed of multiple layers that work together as a complex system. In total, there are three main layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
The outer layer of the epidermis is the part of our skin that we can see. While its main function is to act as a protective layer and to help keep the body’s water levels stable, there are a range of other processes that occur in this skin layer in order to keep your body working.
The basal (innermost) cell layer, for example, produces melanin to help protect the skin when it’s exposed to UV light from the sun; while the squamous cell layer is made up of basal cells called keratinocytes, which produce keratin, the protein that makes up skin, nails and hair. The squamous layer also contains Langerhans cells (which prevent foreign substances from entering the skin) and synthesises cytokines, a protein that helps to regulate and maintain your body’s immune response. The final layers of the epidermis contain keratinocytes and other skin cells that have died and will be replaced eventually by new cells. All of these layers work together to ensure that your skin can continue to regenerate itself.
The dermis is composed of two dense layers, which contain connective tissue, nerves, blood vessels, oil and sweat glands, hair follicles and more. It is considered the core of the skin system, as it enables your skin to function as an organ, supplying it with blood flow, nerve sensation and a means to excrete waste from the body.
The hypodermis (also called the subcutaneous layer) is located below the dermis and is responsible for connecting your skin to your bones and muscles. The connective tissue of the hypodermis also functions as a mode for fat storage, as well as insulation and cushioning for the integumentary system.
All layers of the skin play a significant part, as they need each other to operate at a healthy and optimal level. Now, let’s look at the different skin types.
You may have learnt already that there are several types of skin—you might even know what skin type you are, whether that is normal, combination, dry, oily or sensitive. It’s important to be attuned to your skin type so you can choose the right products and take the right actions for your skin.
While your skin type is determined by your genetics, your skin condition can be improved by giving it the care and attention tailored to your skin type.
This is the most balanced skin type and presents few limitations as to what skincare and make-up products you can use. People with normal skin can experiment with different skincare products to find the one they like best as there is little risk of their skin reacting badly to dryness, oil or sensitivity. The main focus is to maintain the skin’s good condition to combat the effects of ageing; this can be done by making sure your skin is well-cleansed, moisturised and exposed to non-toxic ingredients.
This is when the skin feels tight, indicating reduced skin elasticity. People with this skin type may also experience flakiness, a dull complexion, visible lines, itchiness and peeling.
Taking care of dry skin is a two-step process. The first step is to avoid anything that might make the dryness worse—try not to wash your face using water that is too hot or too cold and stay away from foaming cleansers, which tend to further dry out skin.
The second step is to maximise the skin’s hydration—use serums and moisturisers that are high in antioxidants and ingredients that boost collagen production. Other ways to supplement the skin’s hydration with products include choosing liquid-based foundations rather than powder-based, avoiding using too much powder, and spritzing the skin with a face mist during the day.
This is when the skin exhibits an oily t-zone: this is the ‘T’ formed by your forehead, nose and chin. People with this skin type have a natural layer of oil on their skin during the day and may struggle to keep their skin looking dry even when skin and make-up products have been applied.
It’s important to keep on top of skincare as the excess oil can clog up pores and cause large, visible pores; a tough skin texture; and blackheads and pimples.
The best way to take care of combination skin types is to exfoliate regularly, with a focus on the t-zone, to slough off dead skin cells and prevent the pores from clogging up. In terms of skincare, people with this skin type should focus on oil-free cleansers, moisturisers and make-up products and instead opt for gel or water-based cleansers and mattifying make-up.
This is when the skin is often reactive to certain products, showing a range of symptoms, including redness, itchiness, roughness or puffiness. The most important part of skincare for sensitive skin types is to identify what causes the sensitivity, as it could be due to a number of factors, ranging from hormone fluctuations to climate to the ingredients in skincare products used. Once you have identified what the cause is, you can take steps to select the best skincare for you, whether that be organic skincare or products that help to alleviate symptoms of certain skin conditions.
Another important skincare step with sensitive skin types is to use sunscreen or products that contain sunscreen to give your skin protection from being further aggravated by the sun.
This is when the skin is a combination of two of the above skin types. The best way to take care of this skin type is to treat the skin in their separate problem areas—for example, if you have a combination oily/dry skin type, then focus your gel cleansers and mattifying products in your oily zone and use hydrating products on the dry parts of your face.
While there are products you can buy that help to keep your skin in prime condition, there is one thing that is harder to combat: ageing.
How our skin ages
As we age, our skin ages, too. This happens due to a number of factors: lifestyle and diet, genetics and personal habits, such as smoking; as well as sun exposure, stress, obesity and more.
What happens when our skin ages is that it shows the signs of a lifetime’s worth of activities through scars, wrinkles, and irregular pigmentation. These cause the skin to appear older and make it more difficult for the skin to regenerate itself without stimulation and upkeep.
Over the years, we also lose much of our elastic tissue, made up of elastin and collagen. This can happen due to the sun’s UV light damaging the elastin fibers in our skin; this breakdown makes the skin lose its ability to snap back when it’s stretched—its elasticity.
When the skin loses its elasticity, the skin on our face becomes looser, causing certain parts of our face—such as our eyelids, cheeks and jaw—to droop and show wrinkles more prominently. Our skin also becomes duller as the epidermis thins with age, causing the skin to look more transparent and show less colour as a result. While nothing can completely undo the results of ageing, there are ways to combat the effects of ageing and to refresh cells in order to achieve more radiant skin. One way you can keep your skin glowing is by doing a skin-needling treatment here at Peche Medispa.
Skin-needling (also known as micro-needling and collagen induction therapy) is an easy and effective procedure that improves elasticity and can treat a variety of skin conditions, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne, scarring, pigmentation and more. At Peche, we utilise an advanced device called Dermapen 4 to administer our skin-needling treatments.
The Dermapen 4 works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production (which is needed for elasticity) by creating microscopic punctures on the skin, generating a wound-healing response. The result is a supple, more youthful look, as the skin plumps up and begins to renew itself.
If you’d like brighter skin and a fresher look, book a free consultation at Peche so we can develop a personalised treatment plan and discuss what skin-needling can do for you. Ourskin-needling treatments are currently only $279, so be sure to book your spot—it’s an investment your skin will be thanking you for.
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Absolutely excited and super happy with my results at Peche. After a consultation with the lovely Taylah, I'm so glad I purchased the skin needling 4 pack. Taylah’s knowledge clearly shows in the results I achieved. My skin texture & integrity have improved so much! My pores have diminished, scars & wrinkles have softened & I have this glow that requires zero makeup! Taylah made me feel safe, informed, and checked in with me throughout the session & post sessions. I’ve never felt so looked after! I’ll definitely be back to keep up this glow
After moving from the Gold Coast to Brisbane I was looking for a new medispa and this didn’t disappoint. Beyond happy with my results and Taylor was a dream to work with.
Peche Medispa is simply incredible. I’ve been there a few times for different procedures and honestly, the results speak for themselves. We always see before and after and don’t believe you could be one of them. That doesn’t happen at Peche, because you are one of them (remember to always follow the recommended post care procedures!). Taylah and Miranda are extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. They make sure to explain all the details and make you as comfortable as possible. You won’t regret going to them, I highly recommend! And be assured I’ll keep coming back!
Taylah makes you feel very welcome and goes through the process thoroughly. I would highly recommend.
Very impressed with Peche so far. My skin is looking more plump and lifted after HIFU in sagging jawline. Looking forward to further treatments with these lovely professionals.
Excellent results and the team always made me feel so comfortable during my treatments. Also amazing prices and unreal value for money - could not recommend more!
I have been going to Peche for some time now. The service is very professional and the fat freezing treatment always worked well for me.
I had a side effect from treatment here without follow up wasnt aware of what it was.
I think it was just bad luck but felt not warned or followed up with
100% recommend! From the consultation, to the post treatment check up- I have never felt more relaxed and at ease in getting beauty treatments. Taylah was so welcoming, professional and friendly. You have personalized support throughout. And the results have been outstanding! Thank you!