Healthy skin starts with regular skin checkups and protecting your skin – especially in the increasingly hot sun. A great way to start your summer skin regime is with a full appraisal by a skin expert.

Located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast since 1994, the VIE Institute is one of Queensland’s most experienced cosmetic teams. They understand that you want to look your absolute best and that to achieve the best results, you need an experienced team of professionals. Not only that, they offer complimentary skin appraisals! This is one of the reasons why we love them and we wanted to get their advice on what treatments are most popular for their patients over summer.

Sun damage is one of the biggest concerns for playing havoc with our skin, especially in Australia, but the good news is there is a range of treatments that can turn back the clock on sun damage. Here are some of the treatments VIE Institute offer to get your skin looking fresh and youthful again.

Medical Grade Skin Peels

Otherwise known as Chemical Peels, solution is applied to your face that removes the damaged outer layers of the skin, including blemishes and uneven pigmentation. It can even help with fine lines and is a good start to get rid of dead skin.

Light Therapy Treatments

Also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, these are applied through a device where light in specific wavelengths is focussed on problem areas and is able to treat various skin issues such as pigmentation, spots, freckles, and even Rosacea. It also softens the skin and reverses the signs of ageing and sun damage. Completely non-invasive, this is a popular choice for those of us not wanting anything too full on, but need something more than a good cleanser, facial and moisturiser. Take note that you may need between six to ten treatments to deal with some issues.

Muscle Relaxants

Some of the most obvious signs of sun damage and ageing is facial lines. Whenever we laugh, cry, get angry or basically move our face, we contribute to dynamic wrinkles on our face. And they are exacerbated by the sun. Whilst some fine lines might be reduced with medical grade skin care (ask about this at your consultation with VIE Institute or your chosen practitioner), deeper lines and wrinkles can be treated with muscle relaxants. They work by blocking the release of a chemical in your body and prevents the muscle from working so it remains relaxed and reduces wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work by injecting a product under the skin where you have facial lines or hollows to fill them out and reduce their appearance. Fillers are also put in the lips to create fuller lips. There are many different products on the market today – you want to be sure to ask your practitioner which one they use. Vie Institute told us, “At Vie Institute we take great care in researching all products before we offer them to our clients. All products or procedures that we recommend must give honestly good results, must be long lasting, must look natural and have minimal problems associated.”Vie Institute


There are several other rejuvenation options and skin care treatments on offer, and VIE cover pretty much all of them. Some of the others they offer are: Laser Hair Removal (essential over the summer months!), Skin Resurfacing, treatment for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and more. Don’t forget, all of these treatments are just as suitable for men as they are for women. It is important to consider what treatment will be right for you. The best way to do this is arrange a consultation. The team at VIE Institute say, “Facial rejuvenation is very individualised. That’s why it is important to discuss your hopes and expectations before treatment begins. Our Nurse Aestheticians and Dermal Therapists can answer all of your queries. Feel free to take advantage of our free consultations.”

We love the team at VIE Institute. They really cater for what consumers want and are known for their excellent results. All you have to do is check out their website gallery of their patients to know they are at the top of the game. Headed up by the super lovely and skilled Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark McGovern, we suggest a trip up north to Queensland for a mini getaway to VIE might be just the perfect solution to get ready for summer. Give them a call on 07 5479 2922 to arrange your free consultation.


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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