I met with some amazing practitioners at the Non-Surgical Symposium 2017 at the Gold Coast this year and Dr Danae Lim from HD Cosmetic Clinic was one of them. Her clinic is producing some awesome results in a wide range of aesthetic and beauty treatments. Check out our video, listen to our podcast or read my interview with her below.

Trish: Well I’m here today with Dr. Danae Lim, who has HD Cosmetic Clinic based in Alexandria. Trying to have a bit of a chat about the amazing procedures that she does, so welcome today!

Dr. Danae Lim: Thank you for having me.

Trish: Pleasure.

So tell us, what are the great things that you offer in your clinic?

Dr. Danae Lim: We mostly offer non surgical rejuvenation, so I don’t do any surgical procedures at all. Mainly we focus on skin management, cosmetic injectables, we do thread lifts, and also we have this really exciting new machine called “The Agnes”. So it’s good for a lot of people with severe acne, and they can also do Syringoma and non-surgical eye bag reduction. So I think that’s a wonderful technology we have in our arsenal.

Trish: Great, well I’ve actually seen some of your before and afters with the acne, this young boy who had really bad acne and after 6 months it was virtually, pretty much gone. So I’ve seen the great results that it can actually perform, so acne is always something people want to get fixed?

Dr. Danae Lim: It’s a life long struggle for people with acne, basically, it’s a hormonal issue. So in young people, maybe before the age of 25 or 26, stress, hormones, sleep deprivation, all very common in students and young working adults.

Trish: Of course.

Dr. Danae Lim: So it’s mostly about an imbalance with the oil glands over secreting. In an ideal world our skin would all be “glowy” and everyone would have perfect skin.

Trish: Yeah.

Dr. Danae Lim: But, unfortunately it doesn’t. The oil gland goes with the hair follicle, it gets stuck with the dead skin cells. So when bacteria gets trapped in there, all this inflammation comes in. And in severe acne, it just doesn’t seem to go away. So, medication, lots of strong topical medications just help. The Agnes actually goes straight in the oil gland and destroys it. And before everyone gets all alarmed with the word “destroy”, it’s actually a very good treatment because it cures the root of the problem. So, only 10% of the oil glands in the face are active at any single time. So you won’t get dry skin or anything, it’s just the problem follicles are targeted.

Trish: So it’s like treating the cause?

Dr. Danae Lim: Correct.

Trish: Okay. And I know as well that like there’s a non-surgical for the under eye bags. Can you tell us a bit about that as well?

Dr. Danae Lim: It’s also done with the same machine. It’s based on radio frequency, which would be – well, which medicine has been using for 140 years. So we know it’s safe. It was the delivery that was the problem in the past technology. Not to say that they weren’t good, but we are even more targeted now. So you’ve got special coated needles that protect the top skin, so you don’t burn it. Cause with the older needles, you either can’t get the energy enough (to protect the skin), or if you had a high enough energy you can burn the skin, so if you didn’t protect the skin you just couldn’t get it to the right tissue – it’s just not the right combination.

Trish: Yeah.

Dr. Danae Lim: And right now you’re basically just using heat to destroy the fat cells, and it also tightens up the skin because – well, heat causes collagen production.

Trish: Alright, and I know you also do fillers and injectables for rejuvenation.

Dr. Danae Lim: Correct.

Trish: Okay.

Dr. Danae Lim: Yeah. I love sculpting the face. I’m more natural of a kind of person and I have on a shiner today but generally I do prefer a very natural look.
Trish: Yeah.

Dr. Danae Lim: Yeah, and … just the whole eye thing, enhancing your natural beauty, bringing out the best in your individual selves, that’s good enough.

Trish: I think that’s with most of us, we don’t want to look like we’ve had something done. We just want to look better than what we do for our age. Would that be right?

Dr. Danae Lim: Yes. Perfect.

Trish: Yeah, great. So look, if you’re in Sydney, or around Alexandria or would like to go and see Dr. Danae Lim, just drop us an email to help@plasticsurgeryhub.com.au or you can find her on our website as well under HD Cosmetic Clinic. So thank you so much for taking the time today.

Dr. Danae Lim: Thank you so much.

Trish: Thank you. Great!


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn’t mind a little bit of ‘help’ from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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